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Man who bound woman with duct tape found guilty in prescription drug theft

HELENA — A Helena man who was charged with binding a woman with duct tape and stealing her prescription medication has been convicted of burgl…

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Alleged burglar accused of offering home-owner heroin pleads not guilty

Alleged burglar accused of offering home-owner heroin pleads not guilty

A man who allegedly broke into a home and then reportedly apologized to the homeowner and offered him heroin pleaded not guilty Thursday to bu…

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3-year-old shot, killed in Lake County

RONAN — A 3-year-old boy was killed with a gun east of Ninepipes Reservoir Wednesday night, and authorities have detained a man for questionin…

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Charges reduced for 2 arrested in reported shooting

Charges reduced for 2 arrested in reported shooting

HELENA — The initial booking charges filed in connection with Monday's reported shooting in Helena were significantly reduced by the county at…

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Man accused of assaulting girlfriend in front of their 4-year-old daughter

Man accused of assaulting girlfriend in front of their 4-year-old daughter

Prosecutors say a 24-year-old man repeatedly hit his girlfriend in the head and face while they were in a vehicle together with their 4-year-o…

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Californians found with 6 pounds of meth in motel room deny federal charges

Californians found with 6 pounds of meth in motel room deny federal charges

Two California men suspected of trafficking methamphetamine after law enforcement officers found about six pounds of the drug in their downtow…

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Suspected meth user charged with breaking into grandmother’s property

Suspected meth user charged with breaking into grandmother’s property

A 23-year-old suspected meth user is facing a felony burglary charge after police found him squatting Tuesday in a Broadwater Avenue residence…

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Colorado man pleads guilty to Sidney teacher's killing

Colorado man pleads guilty to Sidney teacher's killing

SIDNEY — A Colorado man pleaded guilty Wednesday to the murder of a Montana teacher in an oil boom town where residents say their lives were f…

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Laurel man gets 12 years in meth case

Laurel man gets 12 years in meth case

A Laurel man who was at the lower end of a large methamphetamine ring but had a long criminal record will spend 12 years in federal prison.

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Man admits trying to kill officer, restaurant worker in Heights shooting

Man admits trying to kill officer, restaurant worker in Heights shooting

A man who shot at a Billings police officer and a worker at a fast food restaurant early on a Sunday morning in July pleaded guilty Wednesday …

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Man gets probation for forcing girlfriend to cut tattoo

Man gets probation for forcing girlfriend to cut tattoo

MISSOULA — A Missoula man who beat his girlfriend and forced her to try to cut a tattoo of his name off her chest will spend the next three ye…

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Man charged in Sheridan slaying deemed unfit for trial

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — A 57-year-old man arrested in June for a murder in Sheridan County has been deemed unfit to stand trial.

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Tobacco products stolen from shipping company

MISSOULA — A Missoula-area shipping company has reported the theft of about $30,000 in tobacco products.

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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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