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East Helena man gets suspended sentence for church burglaries

East Helena man gets suspended sentence for church burglaries

HELENA — An East Helena man who was found guilty of multiple church burglaries has been sentenced to 20 years in the Montana State Prison with…

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Judge will decide if convicted killer in Trout Creek case deserves new trial

Judge will decide if convicted killer in Trout Creek case deserves new trial

THOMPSON FALLS – The fate of a man who has spent more than 17 years in the Montana State Prison for a murder he has always denied committing i…

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Woman charged with 5th DUI after passing out in vehicle

A woman with four previous DUI convictions has been charged with her fifth after officers found her sleeping in a running car.

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Downtown robbery attempt nets 5-year sentence

Downtown robbery attempt nets 5-year sentence

A man convicted of trying to rob a woman while she waited in a downtown Burger King drive-through last year will spend three years with the Mo…

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Jury finds Williston man guilty in rancher's death

MINOT, N.D. — A Minot jury has found a Williston man guilty in the May 2013 killing of a local hobby rancher.

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Billings man sentenced for fatal Fort Benton stabbing

GREAT FALLS — A Billings man who acknowledged stabbing another man to death during a fight at a Fort Benton bar has been sentenced to 20 years…

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Ex-University of Great Falls student sentenced to prison for student aid fraud

A former University of Great Falls student will spend six months in federal prison for his role in a fraud involving his parents to get student aid.

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Second suspect in Cheyenne killing in court

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The second of two men charged with first-degree murder in the death of another man in Cheyenne remains in custody on $100,000…

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Inmate dies at Montana State Prison of illness

DEER LODGE — The Montana Department of Corrections says a 74-year-old inmate has died after an extended illness.

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Standoff suspect charged with probation violation

Standoff suspect charged with probation violation

The convicted felon involved in a four-hour standoff with Billings police on the South Side on Dec. 15 was charged Wednesday with violating hi…

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Kaarma guilty of German student's homicide; parents will address court Thursday

Kaarma guilty of German student's homicide; parents will address court Thursday

MISSOULA — A collective cry erupted on the third floor of the Missoula County Courthouse Wednesday as a jury of eight women and four men found…

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Pair charged after fleeing North Dakota undercover drug buy

WILLISTON, N.D. — Two Washington residents have been charged with multiple felonies in western North Dakota after attempting to outrun authori…

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Butte mom awaits trial while others in meth ring take plea deals

Butte mom awaits trial while others in meth ring take plea deals

BUTTE — About half of the co-conspirators in a $2 million methamphetamine ring throughout Montana have accepted plea deals.

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Man who shot at officer, restaurant worker to be sentenced in February

Man who shot at officer, restaurant worker to be sentenced in February

A man who admitted he attempted to kill a Billings police officer and a restaurant worker in a shooting outside a Heights restaurant in July i…

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Man sentenced to almost 9 years facing new domestic assault charge

Man sentenced to almost 9 years facing new domestic assault charge

A man sentenced last week to almost nine years with the Montana Department of Corrections is facing a felony domestic-assault charge accusing …

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Billings Police Department announces 2014 employee awards

The Billings Police Department on Monday named recipients of the officer, supervisor and employee of the year awards, as well as three other o…

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Jury convicts man of felony domestic assault

Jury convicts man of felony domestic assault

After less than an hour of deliberation, a 12-person jury on Tuesday convicted a 30-year-old man of felony domestic assault for choking his gi…

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Man pleads to reduced charge in criminal endangerment case

Man pleads to reduced charge in criminal endangerment case

A 26-year-old man initially accused of trying to run over a contractor after being fired from a roofing job pleaded guilty Tuesday to a reduce…

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Jury deliberations begin in exchange student shooting trial

Jury deliberations begin in exchange student shooting trial

MISSOULA — A jury of four men and eight women have been sent to determine the fate of Markus Kaarma, the Missoula man accused of killing an un…

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Jury begins deliberations in Markus Kaarma murder trial

Jury begins deliberations in Markus Kaarma murder trial

MISSOULA — A jury of four men and eight women have been sent to determine the fate of Markus Kaarma, the Missoula man accused of killing an un…

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Prosecutors: Man who raped 23-month-old also molested 6-year-old

Prosecutors: Man who raped 23-month-old also molested 6-year-old

A man recently charged with raping a 23-month-old has admitted to police that he sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl last year, according to …

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Innocent and imprisoned for 17 years? Convicted killer gets hearing this week

Innocent and imprisoned for 17 years? Convicted killer gets hearing this week

THOMPSON FALLS — On July 24, 1997, Richard Raugust was at work painting a house when Sanders County deputies arrived at about noon, placed him…

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Police arrest man after 4-hour standoff on Billings' South Side

Police arrest man after 4-hour standoff on Billings' South Side

A man was arrested without incident after a nearly four-hour standoff at a South Side home Monday.

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Man charged in Friday night stabbing outside South Side bar

Man charged in Friday night stabbing outside South Side bar

A man arrested after a stabbing outside a South Side bar late Friday night made an initial court appearance Monday.

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Missoula police make arrest in Missoula convenience store robbery

MISSOULA — Missoula police have a 52-year-old man in custody after a convenience store was robbed over the weekend.

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Man facing felony animal cruelty charges after neglected horses found in barn

Man facing felony animal cruelty charges after neglected horses found in barn

A man accused of severely neglecting two horses — one found to be at a high risk for starvation, the other with an infected penis sheath — is …

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Defense rests in German exchange student shooting

Defense rests in German exchange student shooting

MISSOULA — Videotape of Markus Kaarma crying in a Montana police station after he shot and killed a German exchange student was one of the las…

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Defense's expert witness paid $44K, says he wouldn't have charged Kaarma

Defense's expert witness paid $44K, says he wouldn't have charged Kaarma

MISSOULA — Prosecutors in Markus Kaarma's deliberate homicide trial on Friday attacked the defense's first expert witness, who received his do…

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Woman charged with dealing drugs, exposing 6-month-old to meth

Woman charged with dealing drugs, exposing 6-month-old to meth

Prosecutors have charged a woman with selling meth to an informant three times and exposing a 6-month-old child to methamphetamine.

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Man pleads guilty to aggravated assault for attacking woman in fight over bag

Man pleads guilty to aggravated assault for attacking woman in fight over bag

One of two people accused of beating woman in a July dispute over a bag pleaded guilty Friday to felony aggravated assault.

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University of Wyoming student charged with raping man at party

University of Wyoming student charged with raping man at party

CASPER, Wyo. — Laramie prosecutors last week charged a University of Wyoming graduate student with raping a fellow student at a party in November.

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Bond set at $175K for man charged in chase that led to pile-up

Bond set at $175K for man charged in chase that led to pile-up

A Billings judge on Thursday set bond at $175,000 for a man facing a dozen charges after his arrest in connection with a high-speed chase in a…

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Woman pleads guilty to arson in South Side house fire

Woman pleads guilty to arson in South Side house fire

A 47-year-old woman admitted Thursday that she set fire to a South Side home in February.

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FBI: Death of Lame Deer man under investigation

The FBI and Bureau of Indian Affairs are investigating the death of a man who, according to his family, was stabbed to death outside his home …

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January inquest set in death of man killed by Billings police officer

January inquest set in death of man killed by Billings police officer

A coroner’s inquest has been scheduled for early January in the death of an unarmed man shot and killed by a Billings police officer.

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Feds, Red Lodge PD arrest 2 prerelease walkaways

Feds, Red Lodge PD arrest 2 prerelease walkaways

Federal officials and the Red Lodge Police Department on Wednesday arrested two convicted felons who walked away from a Billings prerelease ce…

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Man wanted after walking away from prerelease center

Man wanted after walking away from prerelease center

An arrest warrant has been issued for Taylor Jones, 24, of Bozeman, who walked away from the Alpha House Men’s Prerelease Center in Billings e…

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Man arrested after crash into multiple vehicles at Central, 15th W.

Man arrested after crash into multiple vehicles at Central, 15th W.

A Billings man is in custody and faces more than a dozen criminal charges after leading police on a short chase in what officers believe to be…

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Two women sentenced in Bakken meth ring

Two women sentenced in Bakken meth ring

Two women who admitted distributing nearly pure meth for the leader of a large distribution ring that brought the drug from Washington to the …

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Repeat sex offender gets 3 life sentences, no parole

Repeat sex offender gets 3 life sentences, no parole

BUTTE — An Anaconda repeat sex offender will die at Montana State Prison.

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25-year-old faces charges in weekend stabbing in Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. — Prosecutors have filed attempted murder and drug charges against a Washington state man after a weekend stabbing at a Willis…

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Man charged with choking girlfriend 2 times in same night

Prosecutors have charged a man with choking his girlfriend twice in the same night, once while she was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher.

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Billings woman admits lying to get Social Security benefits

A Billings woman admitted she received more than $26,000 in federal Social Security Administration benefits after lying about the presence of …

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31-year-old charged with repeatedly punching girlfriend

A 31-year-old man accused of repeatedly punching his girlfriend in the face appeared in court Tuesday on a felony domestic assault charge.

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Man pleads guilty to stabbing juvenile female in October 2013

Man pleads guilty to stabbing juvenile female in October 2013

A Crow Agency man on Tuesday admitted he stabbed a juvenile female during a confrontation in October 2013.

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Tribal rodeo official pleads guilty in corruption case

Another defendant has pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from a corruption investigation on the Rocky Boy's Reservation of northern Montana.

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Escaped attempted rape suspect wants charges dropped

Escaped attempted rape suspect wants charges dropped

BOZEMAN — Attorneys for escaped attempted rape suspect Kevin Briggs are asking a judge to dismiss charges because they say police got rid of t…

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Convicted con man to plead guilty to impersonating FBI agent in Bakken

Convicted con man to plead guilty to impersonating FBI agent in Bakken

FARGO, N.D. — A convicted con man who tried to pass himself off as an FBI agent to get perks in the North Dakota oil patch will plead guilty t…

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Woman charged in May burglary of Billings residence

Woman charged in May burglary of Billings residence

A 30-year-old woman appeared in Yellowstone County Justice Court on a felony burglary charge alleging she broke into a Billings residence in May.

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Police arrest woman after finding hotel room littered with heroin syringes

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper police arrested a 23-year-old woman Friday after they reportedly found numerous used syringes and other drug paraphernal…

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