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Montana man gets 50 years for 11th drunken driving offense

HELENA — A 49-year-old Helena man who has been convicted of 11 drunken driving offenses has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.

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'Not Mayberry anymore': Oil patch cops scramble to keep up

'Not Mayberry anymore': Oil patch cops scramble to keep up

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Police chief Art Walgren knew how much the oil boom had changed this once-sleepy town when he spotted something that woul…

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Man, woman found shot to death in Dickinson

DICKINSON, N.D. — Dickinson police say a couple has been found shot to death in the basement of a home.

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Helena man sentenced to 50 years for 11th drunk-driving offense

Helena man sentenced to 50 years for 11th drunk-driving offense

HELENA — A district judge on Thursday ordered a 49-year-old Helena man accused of 11 drunken driving offenses to serve 50 years in the Montana…

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Man convicted in North Dakota oil patch murder appealing

Man convicted in North Dakota oil patch murder appealing

WILLISTON, N.D. — An Idaho man convicted of killing a man outside of a strip club in the western North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston is ap…

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Man, woman plead guilty to reduced charges in scuffle with Laurel police officer

Man, woman plead guilty to reduced charges in scuffle with Laurel police officer

A man and woman initially charged with assaulting a Laurel police officer during a traffic stop in 2013 pleaded guilty to reduced charges of c…

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3 prosecutors promoted to top positions in county attorney's office

3 prosecutors promoted to top positions in county attorney's office

Three prosecutors have been promoted to top management positions within the Yellowstone County Attorney’s Office.

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Woman admits using high-heeled shoe in assault

Woman admits using high-heeled shoe in assault

A 38-year-old woman who hit another woman in the head with a high-heeled shoe at a Billings bar in 2013 pleaded guilty Friday to felony assaul…

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Woman pleads guilty to negligent homicide in death of 3-month-old daughter

Woman pleads guilty to negligent homicide in death of 3-month-old daughter

A 23-year-old woman pleaded guilty Friday to child abuse and negligent homicide in the 2012 death of her 3-month-old child.

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Whitefish man pleads no contest to felony arson

KALISPELL — A Whitefish man has pleaded no contest to charges of felony arson accusing him of setting his ex-girlfriend's house on fire.

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Browning man accused of killing 3 grizzlies must pay $30K

Browning man accused of killing 3 grizzlies must pay $30K

GREAT FALLS — A man accused of killing three grizzly bears near his Browning home last summer has been ordered to pay $30,000 in restitution.

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Roundup couple admits meth, money laundering charges

Roundup couple admits meth, money laundering charges

A Roundup couple accused in a large methamphetamine scheme that brought the drug from California to Montana for distribution in the Bakken oil…

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Man charged with stealing more than $13,000 from safe at Lockwood bar

Man charged with stealing more than $13,000 from safe at Lockwood bar

A man arrested Wednesday on a warrant charging him with stealing more than $13,000 from a safe at a Lockwood bar made an initial court appeara…

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Man sentenced to 22 consecutive life sentences in serial rape case files appeal

Man sentenced to 22 consecutive life sentences in serial rape case files appeal

A man sentenced to 22 consecutive life sentences last year for raping three women and attempting to rape a fourth is appealing his case.

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Man pleads guilty to robbery in home-invasion attacks on retired nuns

Man pleads guilty to robbery in home-invasion attacks on retired nuns

A 33-year-old man accused in home-invasion attacks on three elderly Billings women — two of them retired nuns — pleaded guilty Thursday to fou…

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Woman charged with DUI No. 7

Woman charged with DUI No. 7

A woman with six DUI convictions was arrested Wednesday and is facing a seventh DUI charge along with two counts of felony drug possession.

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Woman pleads guilty to lesser charge in assault case

Woman pleads guilty to lesser charge in assault case

One of two people charged with beating and seriously injuring a woman in a July dispute over a bag pleaded guilty Thursday to a reduced charge.

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St. Ignatius shooting suspect tried to back over deputy in 2013

St. Ignatius shooting suspect tried to back over deputy in 2013

POLSON — No charges were filed Wednesday in connection with an alleged attempt to shoot an off-duty tribal law enforcement officer in St. Igna…

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Montana man gets 200 years in prison for impregnating 11-year-old

Montana man gets 200 years in prison for impregnating 11-year-old

HAMILTON — A 55-year-old Stevensville man who impregnated an 11-year-old girl under his care was sentenced to 200 years in prison Wednesday.

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Records offer new details into fatal Jan. 8 shooting; 2 deputies remain on paid leave

Records offer new details into fatal Jan. 8 shooting; 2 deputies remain on paid leave

A document filed in Yellowstone County District Court gives extensive new details on a Jan. 8 shooting that ended with the death of a 28-year-…

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‘A horrible, horrible thing’: Family speaks of man slain in officer-involved shooting; has hired attorney

‘A horrible, horrible thing’: Family speaks of man slain in officer-involved shooting; has hired attorney

Loren Simpson’s family remembers him as loving and well-loved, a Lockwood welder, family man and proud owner of a dog named Dozer, who was inj…

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Man charged with sexual intercourse without consent

A man accused of raping a 16-year-old girl more than a year ago made his initial appearance in court Wednesday.

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Man with two priors charged with choking girlfriend until unconscious

Man with two priors charged with choking girlfriend until unconscious

A 37-year-old man with two prior assault convictions faces charges that he pushed his girlfriend and choked her until she blacked out at a Bil…

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Lame Deer man denies manslaughter charges

A Lame Deer man on Wednesday denied federal manslaughter charges accusing him of a drunken driving fatality.

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Washington man admits gun charge in Wal-Mart theft

Washington man admits gun charge in Wal-Mart theft

A Washington man admitted federal gun violations after he held a knife to a Wal-Mart clerk in Billings and stole a semi-automatic rifle and am…

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Judge rejects plea agreement in Bakken meth conspiracy

Judge rejects plea agreement in Bakken meth conspiracy

A federal judge Wednesday rejected a plea deal for a Fairview man convicted in a large methamphetamine conspiracy in the Bakken oil fields, sa…

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Billings man admits causing injuries while driving drunk

A Billings man admitted he was driving drunk last year when he wrecked his vehicle on Blue Creek Road, seriously injuring three young children…

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Inmate charged for meth found in Butte jail cells

Inmate charged for meth found in Butte jail cells

BUTTE — An inmate at the Butte-Silver Bow Detention Center was charged Tuesday with possession of dangerous drugs after meth was found in two cells.

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Charlo man pleads guilty to killing brother

POLSON — A 53-year-old Charlo man has pleaded guilty to killing his brother in June during an argument over pickup repairs.

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Kaarma's attorneys request new trial in killing of German exchange student

Kaarma's attorneys request new trial in killing of German exchange student

MISSOULA — Attorneys representing Markus Kaarma, who was convicted last month of fatally shooting a German foreign exchange student in his Gra…

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Cheyenne couple faces charges for cockfighting ring, woman arrested, warrant issued for man

Cheyenne couple faces charges for cockfighting ring, woman arrested, warrant issued for man

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Cheyenne couple is charged with felony animal cruelty for a cockfighting operation that was broken up last month.

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Pregnant woman accused of DUI for crashing into mobile home with 3-year-old in car

Pregnant woman accused of DUI for crashing into mobile home with 3-year-old in car

A pregnant Montana woman has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and other offenses after allegedly crashing a Chevrolet pickup truc…

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Traffic stop on I-90 leads to cocaine, heroin charges against 2 Washington women

Two Washington State women arrested Sunday during a traffic stop on Interstate 90 appeared in court Tuesday on charges alleging they planned t…

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Woman charged with using brick to assault man in 2013

A woman recently arrested on a 2013 warrant appeared in court Tuesday on a charge accusing her of using a broken brick to hit a man in the face.

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Man charged with felony after weekend standoff in Hamilton

Man charged with felony after weekend standoff in Hamilton

HAMILTON — A 34-year-old man who held police at bay for nearly 20 hours in Hamilton over the weekend will appear on felony criminal endangerme…

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Casper man accused of choking, assaulting girlfriend

Casper man accused of choking, assaulting girlfriend

CASPER, Wyo. — Authorities charged a 36-year-old Casper man Monday with assaulting and injuring his girlfriend.

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Drug dog finds meth in cells at Butte jail

Drug dog finds meth in cells at Butte jail

BUTTE — Buster, Butte-Silver Bow Police’s drug-sniffing dog, busted inmates at the Detention Center for stashing meth in their cells.

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Mountain Mudd kiosk robbed on Monday

Mountain Mudd kiosk robbed on Monday

Billings Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a Mountain Mudd coffee stand on Monday.

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Hamilton standoff ends peacefully; suspect in custody

Hamilton standoff ends peacefully; suspect in custody

HAMILTON — The Hamilton Police Department announced Sunday morning that a standoff that began on Saturday at a Hamilton apartment complex ende…

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Morrison family dealing with aftermath of April '14 fatal shooting

Morrison family dealing with aftermath of April '14 fatal shooting

Fidgeting on a couch in the living room of his house, while at the same time trying to corral his rambunctious 4-year-old son, Billings police…

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Sheridan man sentenced to 6-10 years in embezzlement case

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — A former Sheridan energy company executive has been sentenced for stealing more than $1 million in royalties.

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Man admits assaulting undercover cop

Man admits assaulting undercover cop

A 23-year-old man admitted Friday that he assaulted an undercover officer who was working to recover a stolen cellphone.

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California man gets new trial in 2006 cocaine conspiracy case

A California man originally sentenced to 35 years in federal prison for convictions in a large cocaine conspiracy in Billings will get a new trial.

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Woman, 54, admits duping 2 elderly men; investigators say $35,000 stolen

Woman, 54, admits duping 2 elderly men; investigators say $35,000 stolen

A fur coat, pearl earrings and Sponge Bob Square Pants-themed golf clubs are among the purchases a 54-year-old woman made with some of the tho…

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Man gets 3-year deferred sentence for West End burglary

Man gets 3-year deferred sentence for West End burglary

A Billings judge on Friday gave a three-year deferred sentence to a man who has admitted to breaking into a West End home in July.

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DNA evidence links man to rape of woman at her South Side apartment

DNA evidence links man to rape of woman at her South Side apartment

A man accused of following a woman to her apartment, forcing his way into her home and raping her in May pleaded not guilty Friday to felony r…

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Boone and Crockett Club warns against rise of captive deer farms

MISSOULA — Commercially raised whitetail deer are becoming a threat to real hunting and wildlife health, according to the nation’s top big-gam…

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Explosives theft in Red Lodge area nets prison term for Wyoming man

Explosives theft in Red Lodge area nets prison term for Wyoming man

A Wyoming man who admitted stealing 688 pounds of explosives from a U.S. Forest Service bunker near Red Lodge in 2013 apologized at sentencing…

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Dillon couple sentenced for wildlife violations

Dillon couple sentenced for wildlife violations

Charles “Bill” Foster and his wife, Sally, were sentenced Thursday for their role in one of the biggest fish- and wildlife-related cases in so…

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Man shot by South Side homeowner pleads not guilty to aggravated burglary

Man shot by South Side homeowner pleads not guilty to aggravated burglary

A 30-year-old man shot by a South Side homeowner in May — and recently sentenced to 12 years in prison on unrelated federal charges — has plea…

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