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Sisters dispute 'lengthy criminal history' claim of man ID'd in Friday shooting

Sisters dispute 'lengthy criminal history' claim of man ID'd in Friday shooting

Two sisters of the man who was shot and killed Friday by six law enforcement officers outside Billings Clinic are disputing the characterizati…

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Great Falls man gets 10 years for threatening police officer

GREAT FALLS — A 50-year-old Great Falls man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for threatening a police officer and his pregnant wife af…

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Prosecutors: New Kaarma trial would be 'miscarriage of justice'

Prosecutors: New Kaarma trial would be 'miscarriage of justice'

MISSOULA — Prosecutors said Friday it would be a miscarriage of justice to set aside the guilty verdict in the December homicide trial of Mark…

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Downtown Missoula rampage preceded head-on crash

Downtown Missoula rampage preceded head-on crash

MISSOULA — A woman rear-ended a pickup truck twice and backed into another vehicle in downtown Missoula on Thursday in the minutes before she …

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Deputy coroner releases name of fugitive killed by police outside Billings Clinic

Deputy coroner releases name of fugitive killed by police outside Billings Clinic

UPDATE: The name of the man who was shot and killed Friday by police outside the Billings Clinic emergency department was identified Saturday …

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Woman sentenced for stealing from 54 of 'the most vulnerable people we know'

Woman sentenced for stealing from 54 of 'the most vulnerable people we know'

A woman must pay more than $11,500 in restitution for stealing thousands of dollars from 54 clients at her former employer, a Billings nonprof…

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Hardin man charged with assault, child abuse

A Hardin man suspected of assaulting and abusing a child denied federal charges during an arraignment Friday in Billings.

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Lame Deer man accused of sexual abuse

A Lame Deer man accused of sexually abusing a person denied federal charges on Friday.

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Judge defers sentence for woman who drunkenly drove wrong way on interstate

A Billings judge on Friday gave a three-year deferred sentence to a woman who previously admitted to driving drunk the wrong way on Interstate…

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Woman denies assault charges

A Crow Agency woman this week denied federal charges accusing her of assaulting another person.

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Billings man gets prison for dealing meth from prerelease center

Billings man gets prison for dealing meth from prerelease center

A Billings man who admitted trafficking methamphetamine while serving a state sentence at a prerelease center will spend eight years in federa…

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Trial scheduled for parents charged in death of 10-week-old son

Trial scheduled for parents charged in death of 10-week-old son

A trial date has been set for a couple arrested Christmas Day on suspicion of abusing their twin 10-week-old children, one of whom later died …

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Lame Deer man admits child sex abuse

Lame Deer man admits child sex abuse

A Lame Deer man accused of molesting a child admitted federal charges Friday.

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Man pleads guilty in crash that seriously injured 1-year-old

Man pleads guilty in crash that seriously injured 1-year-old

A 29-year-old man pleaded guilty Friday to charges stemming from a rollover crash that seriously injured his 1-year-old daughter in August.

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3 deny charges in Wind River stabbing death during interrogation over drugs, money

3 deny charges in Wind River stabbing death during interrogation over drugs, money

CASPER, Wyo. — Three people charged with the stabbing death of a man on the Wind River Indian Reservation during a confrontation over drugs an…

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Alleged drunk driver plows through Wyoming landfill

CASPER, Wyo. — Authorities arrested a 48-year-old Casper woman Wednesday after she allegedly drove her car through a landfill.

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Montana woman charged with hitting husband and stepson with bamboo baton

HELENA — A Helena woman was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of hitting her 11-year-old stepson and husband with a bamboo baton.

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Prosecutors: Graham knew a life sentence in husband's murder was possible

Prosecutors: Graham knew a life sentence in husband's murder was possible

KALISPELL — Federal prosecutors have responded to a Montana woman's motion to appeal her conviction for pushing her newlywed husband to his de…

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Teen transient could face 100 years for raping unconscious woman

HELENA — A 19-year-old Helena transient could face 100 years at the Montana State Prison after pleading guilty Thursday to raping a woman whil…

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Man denies rape of girl in hotel room

Man denies rape of girl in hotel room

A man accused of raping a girl who was 16 in November 2013 pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony sexual intercourse without consent.

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Heights stabbing victim refuses to cooperate with police

Heights stabbing victim refuses to cooperate with police

A man who was stabbed in a Heights apartment and taken to a Billings hospital in critical condition Wednesday night has refused to speak with …

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Pryor man admits sexually abusing child

Pryor man admits sexually abusing child

A Pryor man on Thursday admitted federal charges that he sexually abused a child who was under the age of 12.

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Busby man sentenced for habitual domestic assault

Busby man sentenced for habitual domestic assault

A Busby man will spend three years and four months in federal prison for assaulting his wife on Valentine’s Day last year.

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Crow Agency woman sentenced for drunken-driving assault

Crow Agency woman sentenced for drunken-driving assault

A Crow Agency woman who admitted she was drunk when she ran over another woman, severely injuring the victim’s leg, will spend time in a prere…

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Man pleads guilty to assaulting toddler in 2009

Man pleads guilty to assaulting toddler in 2009

A 29-year-old man admitted Thursday that he assaulted his ex-girlfriend’s young son in May 2009.

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Crash fugitive wanted on warrant and for driving stolen car

Crash fugitive wanted on warrant and for driving stolen car

The man arrested by U.S. Marshals after a high-speed pursuit that resulted in a crash Wednesday has been identified as 30-year-old Travis Pair.

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Man pleads guilty in pistol assault

Man pleads guilty in pistol assault

One of two men charged with beating another man with a pistol in April 2012 pleaded guilty Thursday to felony aggravated assault.

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Woman pleads guilty for role in home-invasion attack on 2 retired nuns

Woman pleads guilty for role in home-invasion attack on 2 retired nuns

A woman pleaded guilty Thursday for her role in a Billings home invasion that ended with two retired nuns being seriously injured by another robber.

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Judge sends Wyoming man to prison for assaulting girlfriend, two children

Judge sends Wyoming man to prison for assaulting girlfriend, two children

CASPER, Wyo. — A Natrona County district judge sent a Casper man to prison Wednesday for attacking his girlfriend and their two young children…

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Cigarette butt DNA leads police to suspected archery thief

Cigarette butt DNA leads police to suspected archery thief

BUTTE — DNA from a dropped cigarette butt at the crime scene led Butte-Silver Bow police to a suspected thief who stole $4,000 worth of bows f…

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Stun gun burglar gets 15 years at Montana Women’s Prison

Stun gun burglar gets 15 years at Montana Women’s Prison

A 53-year-old woman who attacked another woman with a stun gun during a home invasion was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison for three bu…

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Man in critical condition after stabbing at Heights apartment complex; suspect at large

Man in critical condition after stabbing at Heights apartment complex; suspect at large

Billings police detectives were investigating a stabbing at an apartment on Lake Elmo Drive on Wednesday night that left a man in critical condition.

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Man charged with punching, head-butting brother

Man charged with punching, head-butting brother

A 31-year-old accused of punching and head-butting his brother in the face appeared in court Monday on a felony domestic assault charge.

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Montana woman arrested in sex sting receives deferred sentence

Montana woman arrested in sex sting receives deferred sentence

MISSOULA — A Turah woman involved in a multi-suspect child-sex sting in 2013 received a deferred sentence Wednesday.

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Hong Kong man accused in Montana 'Hangover' case

Hong Kong man accused in Montana 'Hangover' case

POLSON — A judge said Wednesday he would sign a $25,000 arrest warrant for a Hong Kong man whose charging affidavit “reads like a ‘Hangover’ movie.”

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St. Ignatius man charged with shooting at off-duty cop

St. Ignatius man charged with shooting at off-duty cop

POLSON — A man accused of firing a pistol at an off-duty law enforcement officer in downtown St. Ignatius will be arraigned next week on a fel…

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Man charged with drunken driving in Laurel, endangering 6-year-old daughter

Man charged with drunken driving in Laurel, endangering 6-year-old daughter

A man accused of driving drunk with his 6-year-old daughter on his lap is facing counts of criminal endangerment and DUI.

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Uncle pleads guilty to killing Ronan 3-year-old

Uncle pleads guilty to killing Ronan 3-year-old

POLSON — A St. Ignatius man on Wednesday admitted responsibility for the shooting death of a 3-year-old child in October.

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Man charged with assaulting wife

Man charged with assaulting wife

A 50-year-old man accused of assaulting his wife has been charged with felony domestic assault.

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Man sentenced for aggravated assault, growing marijuana

Man sentenced for aggravated assault, growing marijuana

A Billings judge on Monday sentenced a man to the state Department of Corrections for charges in a 2012 marijuana grow operation and for choki…

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Man sentenced to prison for BB gun assaults, theft

Man sentenced to prison for BB gun assaults, theft

A man who admitted to assaulting two people with a BB gun and cashing a stolen check for $3,600 was sentenced Monday to five years in prison.

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Man sentenced in 4th domestic assault case

Man sentenced in 4th domestic assault case

A man who pleaded guilty to criminal endangerment in his fourth domestic assault case was given a three-year suspended sentence on Tuesday.

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Man appears in court on $150,000 warrant in 1987 father-son scam case

Man appears in court on $150,000 warrant in 1987 father-son scam case

A man listed as a fugitive since 2007 appeared in court Monday on a $150,000 warrant in a case that dates back to the 1980s, when he and his f…

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Man sentenced for choking wife

Man sentenced for choking wife

A Billings judge on Tuesday gave a partially suspended 10-year sentence to a man who previously admitted choking his wife.

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Kaarma attorneys ask to postpone sentencing for German teen's killing

Kaarma attorneys ask to postpone sentencing for German teen's killing

MISSOULA — Attorneys representing Markus Kaarma, the Missoula man who was convicted of deliberate homicide last month in the death a German ex…

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Man gets 7 years in prison for gun assault

Man gets 7 years in prison for gun assault

A Billings judge on Monday sentenced a man to seven years in the state prison for a 2013 gun assault.

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Montana Brewing Co., Hooligan's ordered closed until Friday

Montana Brewing Co., Hooligan's ordered closed until Friday

Montana Brewing Co., Hooligan’s Sports Bar and Barley’s Casino will be closed until Friday, while the businesses serve a five-day suspension i…

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Montana man in custody after allegedly beating 3-year-old girl

MISSOULA — A 25-year-old Missoula man is facing a felony count of assault on a minor for allegedly repeatedly striking his girlfriend's 3-year…

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Thieves have change of heart, return trailer, camping gear stolen from Boy Scouts

Thieves have change of heart, return trailer, camping gear stolen from Boy Scouts

Late Sunday, thieves returned a Billings Boy Scout troop’s trailer loaded with camping gear that was stolen from a church parking lot earlier …

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Man pleads guilty to sexual relationship with underage girl

Man pleads guilty to sexual relationship with underage girl

A 43-year-old man accused of having an ongoing sexual relationship with a young girl from 2012 until the beginning of last year pleaded guilty…

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