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Charlo woman's death ruled a homicide; husband jailed without bond

Charlo woman's death ruled a homicide; husband jailed without bond

MISSOULA — The Lake County coroner has ruled that Raelynn Charlo died of a single gunshot wound to the head last week.

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Eaton to remain housed on death row pending possible appeal

Eaton to remain housed on death row pending possible appeal

CASPER, Wyo. — Dale Wayne Eaton will remain housed away from the general population pending a possible appeal by the attorney general, accordi…

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Man charged in pair of knife attacks; 1 victim in critical condition

Man charged in pair of knife attacks; 1 victim in critical condition

A man arrested after police went to a house described by a prosecutor as “covered in blood” is facing two counts of assault with a weapon, and…

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Former Billings car dealer gets prison for bank fraud

The former owner of Payless Auto Sales, a failed Billings dealership, apologized Thursday in federal court for hurting friends and family in a…

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Bozeman woman given 20 years of supervision for drunkenly smothering infant son

Bozeman woman given 20 years of supervision for drunkenly smothering infant son

On Friday, the day her son would have turned 3 years old, a Bozeman woman was sentenced to 20 years of state supervision for falling asleep wh…

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Man admits choking wife outside Billings bar

Man admits choking wife outside Billings bar

A man accused of choking his wife in December 2013 and then using a metal pipe to hit a man who tried to intervene pleaded guilty Friday to ag…

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Woman admits endangering son by driving under the influence of prescription drugs

Woman admits endangering son by driving under the influence of prescription drugs

A woman admitted Friday that she endangered her son by driving while under the influence of prescription drugs.

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Man admits assaulting wife one week after sentencing for earlier assault

Man admits assaulting wife one week after sentencing for earlier assault

A 29-year-old man admitted Friday that he assaulted his wife in March — less than one week after he was sentenced for beating the same woman.

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Man will go to trial for death of Wyoming student

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The criminal case of a 20-year-old Casper man accused in the death of a University of Wyoming student has advanced to a trial court.

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Woman accused of using piece of wood to assault boyfriend

Woman accused of using piece of wood to assault boyfriend

A woman accused of scratching her boyfriend’s face until he bled and then beating him with a piece of wood appeared in court Thursday on a fel…

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Man sentenced for DUI, criminal endangerment and bail-jumping

Man sentenced for DUI, criminal endangerment and bail-jumping

A Billings judge Thursday sentenced a 34-year-old man to the Montana Department of Corrections for felony counts of DUI and criminal endangerment.

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Teen convicted of killing guard in jail cell

GERING, Neb. — A Wyoming teenager has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a jail guard he strangled when she entered his ce…

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Inquest finds man in police standoff killed self

Inquest finds man in police standoff killed self

HAVRE — A coroner's jury found no criminal wrongdoing in the death of a Cut Bank man who was involved in a lengthy standoff with Havre police …

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Alleged driver, gunman facing charges in pair of casino robberies

Alleged driver, gunman facing charges in pair of casino robberies

Two men — identified by investigators as a driver and a gunman — are facing felony charges in connection to a pair of recent casino robberies …

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Man admits firing shotgun in downtown Billings apartment

Man admits firing shotgun in downtown Billings apartment

A 59-year-old man admitted Thursday that he fired a shotgun inside a downtown Billings apartment in April and pleaded guilty to felony crimina…

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Washington men sentenced for transporting 2 pounds of nearly pure meth

Washington men sentenced for transporting 2 pounds of nearly pure meth

Two Washington men caught in Montana with two pounds of nearly pure methamphetamine destined for Minnesota will spend at least 10 years in fed…

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Prosecutors: Man met underage girl for sex, gave her cocaine

A 32-year-old man accused of giving an underage girl cocaine and having sex with her at a Billings trailer home in May 2013 pleaded not guilty…

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Authorities charge Charlo man with wife's murder

CHARLO — Hours after identifying the woman whose husband said she committed suicide in Charlo early Tuesday morning, Lake County authorities c…

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Wyoming man sentenced in fatal crash denied shorter term

Wyoming man sentenced in fatal crash denied shorter term

CASPER, Wyo. — A judge says he won't reduce the sentence of a 22-year-old man who's serving time for a car crash that killed two of his friend…

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Wednesday stabbing leaves victim in critical condition

Wednesday stabbing leaves victim in critical condition

A man in his 40s is in critical condition and two women received lacerations to their hands after they were stabbed Wednesday evening with a k…

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Teen faces new sentence in Sheridan home killing

Teen faces new sentence in Sheridan home killing

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered a judge to resentence one of three men convicted of murder in a 2009 home-invasion killing.

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Kaarma's defense team makes 3rd attempt to move trial

Kaarma's defense team makes 3rd attempt to move trial

MISSOULA — Markus Kaarma’s attorneys have filed yet another motion requesting his upcoming trial be moved to another county, claiming two stor…

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Man accused of choking, head-butting girlfriend

A 27-year-old man facing two felony assault charges is accused of choking and head-butting his girlfriend after they got into a fight and she …

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Man accused of threatening sheriff’s captain with wooden rod

A man accused of threatening a captain in the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office with a wooden rod on Tuesday is facing a felony assault with…

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Baker man charged with illegal hazardous materials transportation

A Baker man accused of illegally transporting hazardous materials from North Dakota to Eastern Montana denied federal charges in Billings on W…

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Authorities release name of 29-year-old woman shot in Charlo

CHARLO – The victim of an early morning shooting in Charlo on Tuesday has been identified as 29-year-old RaeLynn M. Charlo.

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Billings man gets probation for possessing machine gun

A Billings man who admitted selling a machine gun he had converted about 20 years ago will spend five years on federal probation.

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Lame Deer couple admits endangering children with meth distribution

Lame Deer couple admits endangering children with meth distribution

A Lame Deer couple this week admitted they exposed their young children to methamphetamine while distributing the drug from their home.

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Deferred sentence for helping rape suspect who escaped Bozeman jail

Deferred sentence for helping rape suspect who escaped Bozeman jail

BOZEMAN — A 20-year-old Bozeman man has been given a three-year deferred sentence for helping hide an escaped rape suspect from law enforcemen…

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Homicide suspect appears in Big Horn County; charging documents shed new light on investigation

Homicide suspect appears in Big Horn County; charging documents shed new light on investigation

Authorities arrested a 28-year-old man in Hardin on Tuesday, a day after charging documents were filed alleging he shot and killed a 36-year-o…

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Authorities: Evidence contradicts reported suicide in Charlo

CHARLO – The early morning call from here Tuesday was to report the suicide of a 29-year-old woman, but Lake County authorities say the eviden…

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Man charged in home-invasion attacks on elderly woman, nuns set for February trial

Man charged in home-invasion attacks on elderly woman, nuns set for February trial

A February trial has been set for a man charged with attacking three elderly women — two of them nuns — during home-invasions in August of last year.

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Woman ‘sick of getting beat up’ gets ‘pimp’ arrested

WILLISTON, N.D. — A 31-year-old man has been arrested for promoting prostitution after a woman at a Williston hotel told police he would assau…

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Snow King looks to add alpine coaster

JACKSON, Wyo. — Snow King Ski Resort is looking to install an alpine coaster to give tourists and recreation enthusiasts another way down the …

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Man’s 8th DUI leads to revoked sentence for DUI No. 7

Man’s 8th DUI leads to revoked sentence for DUI No. 7

A man’s eighth DUI — committed less than three weeks after he was given probation for his seventh DUI — prompted a judge to revoke his probati…

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Missoula man who forced girlfriend to cut off tattoo back in jail

Missoula man who forced girlfriend to cut off tattoo back in jail

MISSOULA — Not even a month after he was given three years probation for beating his girlfriend and forcing her to cut a tattoo of his name of…

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19-year-old man sentenced for theft, assaulting Laurel police officer

19-year-old man sentenced for theft, assaulting Laurel police officer

A 19-year-old man received a partially suspended 10-year sentence Tuesday for multiple offenses, including assaulting a Laurel Police officer,…

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Catholic Diocese proposes $16.4M settlement for hundreds claiming sexual abuse

Catholic Diocese proposes $16.4M settlement for hundreds claiming sexual abuse

HELENA — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena has filed a bankruptcy reorganization plan that proposes a $16.4 million settlement for hundreds…

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Lawyer: Wyoming teen didn't intend to kill Nebraska jailer

GERING, Neb. — The attorney for a Wyoming teenager accused of attacking a Nebraska jailer says his client didn't intend to kill the woman.

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Charges against Washington driver in Montana fatal dropped

Charges against Washington driver in Montana fatal dropped

LIVINGSTON — Montana prosecutors have dismissed charges against a Washington state woman who apparently drove over the body of an Alaska man a…

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Police investigation: Missoula jail inmate's death was suicide

Police investigation: Missoula jail inmate's death was suicide

MISSOULA — Missoula police have completed their investigation into a Missoula County jail inmate's death, ruling the 51-year-old man who fell …

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Wyoming woman to stand trial in bus wreck that killed 3

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A judge has ordered a bus driver to stand trial on three felony counts of aggravated vehicular homicide in an accident that k…

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Trial for woman shot in SWAT standoff postponed

KALISPELL — The trial for a Columbia Falls woman who was shot by a sheriff's deputy after she allegedly pointed a gun at law enforcement offic…

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Man charged with felony DUI after witnesses spot him drunkenly falling out of pickup

A driver who witnesses reported fell from his pickup when he parked it at a convenience store appeared in court Monday on a felony DUI charge.

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Man, 21, charged with drunkenly endangering girlfriend, assaulting her father

A 21-year-old man is facing charges that on Sunday he sped around the South Side while drunk, hit a curb that deployed an airbag injuring his …

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Drug charges, failing to register as violent offender net man 10-year-prison sentence

Drug charges, failing to register as violent offender net man 10-year-prison sentence

A judge Monday ordered 10 years in the Montana State Prison for a man convicted of failing to register as a violent offender and on multiple d…

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Billings man denies firearms charges

Billings man denies firearms charges

A Billings man denied multiple federal firearms charges during an arraignment Monday in U.S. District Court.

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Judge gives man 3-year deferred sentence in Laurel high-speed chase

Judge gives man 3-year deferred sentence in Laurel high-speed chase

A judge Monday gave a 24-year-old man a three-year deferred sentence for leading police on a high-speed chase through Laurel that ended with a crash.

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Judge orders 20 years of probation for Georgia man involved in check-cashing scheme

Judge orders 20 years of probation for Georgia man involved in check-cashing scheme

A Billings judge has sentenced a Georgia man to 20 years of probation and ordered him to pay more than $60,000 in restitution for his role in …

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Suspect in German student death to have psych evaluation

Suspect in German student death to have psych evaluation

MISSOULA — A Missoula County judge has ordered a psychiatric evaluation for a man charged with shooting and killing a German exchange student …

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