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Deputies in Wyoming county already use body cameras

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Sheriff's deputies in Campbell County began wearing small cameras to record their interactions with the public months before the use of body cameras became part of the nationwide debate over deaths by police officers.

December 09, 2014 1:40 pmLoading…
Grand jury doesn't indict Ferguson cop in shooting

Grand jury doesn't indict Ferguson cop in shooting

FERGUSON, Mo. — A grand jury declined Monday to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and inflamed deep racial tensions between many African-Americans and police.

November 24, 2014 9:30 pm Photos


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Prosecutor gets investigative report on Campbell County sheriff

Prosecutor gets investigative report on Campbell County sheriff

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A special prosecutor is reviewing a state investigative report into how the Campbell County sheriff handled his son's drunken driving arrest.

November 21, 2014 12:45 pmLoading…
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 in April.

November 20, 2014 4:00 pm Photos


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Campbell County sheriff resigns amid state investigation

Campbell County sheriff resigns amid state investigation

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Campbell County Sheriff Bill Pownall announced his resignation Wednesday. The move comes in the midst of a state investigation into an allegation that he tried to suppress his son's arrest on a drunken-driving charge.

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Gillette training 3 new police dogs

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Gillette Police Department is training three new police dogs to replace two dogs that retired and another that died.

October 29, 2014 11:55 amLoading…

Federal judge dismisses Livingston police lawsuit

BOZEMAN — A federal judge has dismissed a woman's lawsuit against the city of Livingston that claimed one of its police officers assaulted her during a 2009 arrest.

October 20, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…

Montana sheriff candidate violated campaign laws

MISSOULA — The state commissioner of political practices found a Missoula County sheriff's detective and a law firm that supported his candidacy for sheriff violated campaign finance laws.

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Casper police shoot, kill armed man

Casper police shoot, kill armed man

CASPER, Wyo. — A man shot by police in an East Casper neighborhood Tuesday night died Wednesday morning at Wyoming Medical Center, according to the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

October 01, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…

Prescription drug takeback to be held Saturday

HELENA — Law enforcement agencies across Montana are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration to offer people a chance to safely dispose of prescription medication Saturday.

September 24, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…

November trial set in police dog death

CASPER, Wyo. — A November trial has been set in the case of a Mills police officer charged in the death of a police dog left in a hot patrol car in July.

September 22, 2014 9:45 pmLoading…

Bakken gets $1.4 million to curb domestic violence

WASHINGTON — Efforts to stop domestic violence and violence against women in the fast-growing Bakken oil patch are getting some federal help.

September 22, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

Wyoming Patrol trooper retires from 26-year career

CASPER, Wyo. — Terry Vincent remembers ringing doorbells in that cheap, little plastic vest. He remembers proudly displaying his shiny tin badge, the one shaped like a star, the one that said he was a police officer, asking for candy in his favorite Halloween costume.

September 14, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Man charged in deputy's death pleads not guilty

Man charged in deputy's death pleads not guilty

HELENA — A 40-year-old Great Falls man has pleaded not guilty to deliberate homicide in the death of a Cascade County sheriff's deputy who was struck by a vehicle during a law enforcement pursuit.

September 08, 2014 9:42 am Photos



Wyoming considers restricting police use of drones

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers are considering a bill to ban law enforcement use of drones without a warrant.

September 07, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
Police seeking potential witness in Cascade County deputy's death

Police seeking potential witness in Cascade County deputy's death

GREAT FALLS — Police in Great Falls are asking for help in identifying a possible witness to the Aug. 14 death of Cascade County Deputy Joe Dunn.

September 03, 2014 3:37 pm Photos



Wyoming police officer fatally shoots man

BASIN, Wyo. — Police in Basin say an officer shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at him.

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Montana woman hopes to close Rawlins cold case

RAWLINS, Wyo. — If Janet Franson played baseball, she'd be a closer.

September 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Law enforcement concerned about speed-to-pass

CHEYENNE — Law enforcement officials are concerned about a proposal to allow Wyoming drivers to exceed the speed limit when passing vehicles on two-lane highways.

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FBI again asks for help in finding missing Sidney teacher

Authorities are repeating a request for landowners in Eastern Montana and western North Dakota to search their properties for signs of missing Montana teacher and alleged kidnapping victim Sherry Arnold.

January 26, 2012 6:15 am Related Loading…

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