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Man plans to plead guilty in oil patch killing of teacher Sherry Arnold

Man plans to plead guilty in oil patch killing of teacher Sherry Arnold

SIDNEY — A Colorado man is set to plead guilty to killing a popular high school teacher in a slaying that shone a harsh light on the darker si…

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Man admits assaulting elderly mother

Man admits assaulting elderly mother

A 45-year-old man pleaded guilty to elder abuse on Tuesday for assaulting his mother, who is in her 70s, in May.

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Crow Agency man admits assaulting boys

Crow Agency man admits assaulting boys

A Crow Agency man said he was drunk when he threatened three boys with knives after he startled them while the children were playing in a shed.

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Woman pleads guilty to felony drug charge in 5th DUI case

Woman pleads guilty to felony drug charge in 5th DUI case

A 44-year-old woman who prosecutors accused of drunkenly driving into a cornfield off Interstate 94 in September 2013 has taken a plea deal an…

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Lame Deer man admits contempt of court

Lame Deer man admits contempt of court

A Lame Deer man serving a federal sentence for stabbing and wounding a person admitted he refused to testify in a co-defendant’s trial.

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Man admits intimidating multiple victims with knife

Man admits intimidating multiple victims with knife

A 25-year-old man initially charged with multiple counts of robbery and assault with a weapon pleaded guilty Tuesday to reduced charge of felo…

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Homicide defendant’s wife arrested after failing to appear for his trial; facing meth charge

Homicide defendant’s wife arrested after failing to appear for his trial; facing meth charge

A 26-year-old woman — a key witness in the homicide case against her husband — was arrested after she failed to appear for the start of his tr…

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Man accused of hitting pregnant girlfriend with hatchet

Man accused of hitting pregnant girlfriend with hatchet

A man was accused Monday of strangling his pregnant girlfriend last week before hitting her with the blunt end of a hatchet.

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Deliberate homicide trial delayed after key witness fails to show up

Deliberate homicide trial delayed after key witness fails to show up

The trial for a man accused of shooting another man to death in Lockwood last January, scheduled to begin on Monday, was continued after a key…

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Police seek driver involved in high-speed chase

Montana Highway Patrol officials are searching for a man who led trooper Lynwood Bateman on a pursuit that exceeded speeds of 100 mph through …

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'You become numb': Tough to leave an abuser, experts say

'You become numb': Tough to leave an abuser, experts say

Why doesn’t she just leave?

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Trial set in Wyoming shooting death

Trial set in Wyoming shooting death

CASPER, Wyo. — A trial date has been set for a 67-year-old Casper man charged with shooting another man in the head in August.

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Woman charged in apparent Africa-based firearms scheme

A Billings woman was charged Friday with participating in a scheme that apparently has roots in West Africa and involved selling collectible g…

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Man denies felony DUI

Man denies felony DUI

A Billings man denied on Friday what is at least his fifth drunken-driving offense.

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2 men charged with tying up, robbing couple

2 men charged with tying up, robbing couple

Two men already in jail on unrelated charges were charged Friday with tying up a couple and stealing from their home in July.

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Billings man denies child porn charges

A Billings man suspected of distributing child pornography denied federal charges last week.

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Wyoming woman accused of burning infant pleads not guilty

Wyoming woman accused of burning infant pleads not guilty

CASPER, Wyo. — A woman accused of burning a baby’s face with a hot pan pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony child abuse charges.

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Judge gives 10-year sentences to 2 in meth conspiracy

Judge gives 10-year sentences to 2 in meth conspiracy

Two Billings men convicted of trafficking a large amount of methamphetamine in the area each got long federal prison sentences on Thursday.

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'Don’t take me away from my babies': Mom of 6 gets prison for meth trafficking

A former Billings mother who was convicted in a large meth conspiracy pleaded for probation in federal court on Thursday.

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Man accused of raping 18-year-old woman with pencils

Man accused of raping 18-year-old woman with pencils

Prosecutors have charged a 19-year-old man with raping and injuring an 18-year-old woman in July.

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Livingston man pleads not guilty in shooting

LIVINGSTON — A 27-year-old Livingston man has pleaded not guilty to attempted deliberate homicide for a shooting that occurred during what pro…

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Man convicted of 2 murders dies in Montana State Prison

Man convicted of 2 murders dies in Montana State Prison

DEER LODGE — A Montana State Prison inmate who was serving 100 years for two murders in Great Falls in December 1976 has died of an extended illness.

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Judge releases former Griz QB convicted on medical pot charges from prison

MISSOULA — Jason Washington is a free man.

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Newspaper editor denies obstructing officer

POLSON — A weekly newspaper editor in northwestern Montana has denied charges that he interfered with a Montana Highway Patrol investigation w…

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Man, 22, charged with driving drunk, causing wrong-way crash in downtown Billings

Man, 22, charged with driving drunk, causing wrong-way crash in downtown Billings

A 22-year-old man made an initial court appearance Wednesday on charges alleging he drunkenly drove the wrong way down a one-way street in Bil…

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Anaconda standoff: 5 children safe after father fires handgun

Anaconda standoff: 5 children safe after father fires handgun

ANACONDA — Five Anaconda children, including 8-month-old twins, are in the state's care after their father triggered an armed standoff with police.

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Prosecutors: Drug-fueled claims about nonexistent murder leads to charges

Prosecutors: Drug-fueled claims about nonexistent murder leads to charges

A 33-year-old Phoenix woman is facing allegations of dealing meth out of a Billings hotel room and exposing her 14-year-old son to the dangero…

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Billings man admits illegal gun, ammunition possession

Billings man admits illegal gun, ammunition possession

A Billings man with three prior drug felonies and facing state charges admitted federal gun and ammunition possession violations on Wednesday.

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Laurel teen to plead guilty in 2 rape cases; mother awaiting trial on child sex abuse charges

Laurel teen to plead guilty in 2 rape cases; mother awaiting trial on child sex abuse charges

A 19-year-old man charged with raping two underage girls has agreed to plead guilty to two sex offenses in exchange for dismissal of a felony …

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Billings drug trafficker gets 3 years in federal prison

Billings drug trafficker gets 3 years in federal prison

A Billings woman who trafficked more than a half a pound of methamphetamine in the community will spend three years in federal prison.

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Wyoming teen shooting suspect faces adult trial

Wyoming teen shooting suspect faces adult trial

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A 16-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting a young man in the head at point-blank range as he begged for his life likened …

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Man gets 34 months in prison for threat to bomb Billings, Missoula courthouses

Man gets 34 months in prison for threat to bomb Billings, Missoula courthouses

MISSOULA — A Montana man who threatened to bomb the Missoula and Billings federal courthouses over a $692 debt will spend the next 34 months i…

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Mother accused of driving with children while high on pot

A 31-year-old woman accused of driving with her two children as passengers while under the influence of marijuana made an initial court appear…

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Bail set at $50K for man charged in Missoula drug explosion

Bail set at $50K for man charged in Missoula drug explosion

MISSOULA — A Missoula man arrested after a drug-related explosion in a University of Montana-owned apartment faces five felony charges.

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Woman who drove getaway car after Missoula cop's shooting gets deferred sentence

Woman who drove getaway car after Missoula cop's shooting gets deferred sentence

MISSOULA — The Missoula woman who played a “minor role” in a drug rip that left an undercover police officer and another defendant wounded las…

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Man gets 5 years for twice assaulting common-law wife

Man gets 5 years for twice assaulting common-law wife

A Billings judge on Tuesday sentenced a 30-year-old man who assaulted his wife in January and again in April to the Montana Department of Corrections.

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Coroner identifies suspect in ex-wife's shooting

CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County Coroner has identified a 28-year-old man who shot himself Saturday after shooting his ex-wife in the leg.

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Police continue to investigate downtown homicide; no arrests made

Police continue to investigate downtown homicide; no arrests made

Police are continuing to investigate an Oct. 2 homicide in downtown Billings that left a 36-year-old man dead after an unknown suspect shot hi…

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UM explosion suspect's Facebook page reveals marijuana business

UM explosion suspect's Facebook page reveals marijuana business

MISSOULA — Missoula police on Monday released the name of the man involved in an explosion at a two-story University of Montana student housin…

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Woman pleads guilty to having drugs in diaper bag

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A woman has pleaded guilty to endangering the life of her young son after police in Cheyenne found methamphetamine in a diape…

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Prosecutors: Fingerprint found on spray paint can ties thief to graffitied car

Prosecutors: Fingerprint found on spray paint can ties thief to graffitied car

A 22-year-old man is facing a felony theft charge after investigators matched his fingerprint to a print a police officer found on a spray pai…

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Man charged with 11th DUI in connection with hit-and-run crash; bond set at $50,000

Man charged with 11th DUI in connection with hit-and-run crash; bond set at $50,000

A man accused of drunkenly crashing into another driver was charged Friday with an 11th DUI, and a judge set his bond at $50,000.

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Lodge Grass man denies assaulting BIA officer

A Lodge Grass man on Friday denied charges he assaulted a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer.

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Fairview man sentenced to 5 years prison for role in Bakken meth trafficking

Fairview man sentenced to 5 years prison for role in Bakken meth trafficking

A federal judge this week sentenced a Fairview man to five years in prison for his role in a large methamphetamine trafficking network.

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Billings man admits meth charges for distribution at pre-release center

Billings man admits meth charges for distribution at pre-release center

A Billings man who was accused of trafficking methamphetamine at the Billings Pre-Release Center and who had $10,000 in his sock admitted fede…

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Utah man accused of possessing child porn

Utah man accused of possessing child porn

A Utah man this week denied federal charges that he possessed child pornography in Rockvale.

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Billings man accused of drug, firearms charges

Billings man accused of drug, firearms charges

A Billings resident suspected of illegally possessing guns and methamphetamine denied federal charges this week.

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2 found guilty of running child porn website

HELENA — A federal judge has found a 45-year-old Arizona man and a 35-year-old Massachusetts man guilty of running a child exploitation enterp…

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Man denies charges he kidnapped Riverton girl, 9

RIVERTON, Wyo. — A man has denied charges he kidnapped and sexually abused a 9-year-old girl in Riverton.

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Man accused of choking wife until she passes out, threatening to kill her

Man accused of choking wife until she passes out, threatening to kill her

Prosecutors Thursday charged a man with aggravated assault after he allegedly choked his wife on Tuesday until she passed out and later threat…

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