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Judge: Albany Courthouse security lacking

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A district judge in Albany County says security remains an issue at the county courthouse in Laramie.

July 24, 2014 11:45 amLoading…

State finds West Yellowstone chief selectively enforced law

BOZEMAN — The police chief of the town of West Yellowstone selectively enforced the law, violated court orders and, in some cases, either did not know or chose not to follow the law, a state investigation of the police department found.

July 07, 2014 8:43 amLoading…

Deputy who shot self during training is recovering well

HELENA — The law enforcement officer who accidentally shot himself in the right thigh during a training exercise at Fort Harrison May 28 is back to work and recovering well.

June 18, 2014 7:06 amLoading…

Laurel fire to hold annual safety day

The Laurel Volunteer Fire Department will host on Saturday its annual Safety Day, featuring more than 60 regional emergency response organizations, hands-on activities, educational sessions and plenty of demonstrations.

June 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Officer shoots self in leg during gun training

HELENA — A law enforcement officer accidentally shot himself in the leg during firearms training at an Army National Guard shooting range west of Helena.

May 29, 2014 7:59 amLoading…

Internet crimes task force gets $2M donation

KALISPELL — A venture capitalist whose firm backed startups such as Google, YouTube and Instagram is donating $2 million to help Montana law enforcement officers catch people who are using the Internet to prey on children.

May 02, 2014 9:13 amLoading…
Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens

Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens

Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens speaks Wednesday during a news conference announcing the release of the 2013 Alcohol and Crime in Wyoming report at the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police leadership conference in Casper.

May 01, 2014 6:57 amLoading…
Wyoming law enforcement plans to track pot-related arrests

Wyoming law enforcement plans to track pot-related arrests

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming law enforcement officials have begun closely tracking arrests involving marijuana, they said Wednesday, and they plan to take an educational approach toward an expected influx of the drug since its legalization in Colorado at the beginning of this year.

May 01, 2014 6:56 amLoading…
Man arrested in connection to Lockwood home invasion

Man arrested in connection to Lockwood home invasion

The Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Lester McFerron, 36, on a burglary charge in connection to a Wednesday home invasion that sent Lockwood Schools into a modified lockdown.

March 28, 2014 5:55 pmLoading…

Man fatally shot by Ravalli County deputy identified

HELENA — The state Department of Justice and the Ravalli County sheriff's office have released the names of a Hamilton man who was shot by a sheriff's deputy, and the deputy who fired the shot.

March 11, 2014 10:03 amLoading…

U.S. Marshal's task force closed nearly 1,000 cases in 2013

The U.S. Marshals Service's Montana Violent Offender Task Force, designed to track down people accused or convicted of violent crimes across the state, closed almost 1,000 cases in 2013, with more than half of them coming out of Billings.

March 10, 2014 4:12 pmLoading…

Search underway for new Red Lodge police chief

A national search is underway for a new police chief in Red Lodge, and city officials hope to have it wrapped up within a few months.

March 06, 2014 9:27 amLoading…
Attempted theft of police car, gunfire, car-jacking, pursuit end in arrest of 2 men

Attempted theft of police car, gunfire, car-jacking, pursuit end in arrest of 2 men

A Yellowstone County sheriff's deputy shot one man and another was arrested after attempting to steal a police car on Monday near Laurel.

February 24, 2014 1:27 pm Photos

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Tribal commission seeks to improve legal system in Indian Country

CASPER, Wyo. — Anthony Herrera was in handcuffs after tribal law enforcement busted him in 2011 with large quantities of marijuana on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

February 16, 2014 1:16 pmLoading…

Riverton police like their own dispatch system

RIVERTON - Officials at the Riverton Police Department say they aren't interested in using a new national dispatch program recently purchased by the Fremont County Sheriff's Office Communications Center.

January 28, 2014 9:02 amLoading…
Crash deaths up 10 percent in Montana for 2013

Crash deaths up 10 percent in Montana for 2013

The number of roadway deaths in Montana increased nearly 10 percent in 2013 from the year before.

December 31, 2013 12:15 amLoading…

Hired hand charged with stealing, selling grain

GREAT FALLS — A hired hand from Cut Bank is charged with selling $450,000 worth of grain over the past three years despite not owning any cropland.

December 26, 2013 9:40 amLoading…

Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office seeking reserve deputies

The Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office is taking applications for its reserve deputy program until Jan. 6.

December 14, 2013 12:15 amLoading…

Woman sues Gillette police over arrest in home

GILLETTE, Wyo. - A Gillette woman who says police tackled her and used a stun gun on her after finding her 12-year-old son driving in the middle of the night is suing the city and its police department.

December 10, 2013 8:39 amLoading…

UW reports another drop in rapes in 2012

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming is reporting a drop in the number of rapes for the second straight year, while campus police dealt with fewer alcohol and drug violations 2012.

October 03, 2013 1:41 pmLoading…

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