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Name of pilot killed in plane crash north of Helena released

Name of pilot killed in plane crash north of Helena released

HELENA — A single-engine airplane crashed north of Helena on Monday afternoon, killing the pilot, Leonard Andrew Coyle, 51, of Helena.

June 24, 2013 2:19 pm Video Photos



Missoula man dies in one-vehicle rollover on Highway 200

Authorities say a 28-year-old man died at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover wreck on Montana Highway 200 west of Lincoln early Wednesday morning.

February 15, 2012 9:50 pmLoading…

Victim of snowmobile accident identified

HELENA — Lewis and Clark County officials have released the name of a 27-year-old Helena man who died in a snowmobile accident about 24 miles northeast of Helena.

January 25, 2012 4:15 pmLoading…
Helena-area death has many question marks left

Helena-area death has many question marks left

HELENA — Many questions remain unanswered concerning the murder of John Michael Crites, a Birdseye man whose bones were located on MacDonald Pass.

January 11, 2012 9:00 pmLoading…

No progress yet in ID of bones found in bags on MacDonald Pass

HELENA -- Authorities are still awaiting results from the State Crime Lab in order to identify a man's bones, which were found in black trash bags along Highway 12 in October.

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East Helena man collapses, dies while hunting

HELENA — Lewis and Clark County officials say a 32-year-old East Helena man collapsed and died while hunting.

November 28, 2011 8:13 amLoading…

Victor man killed in crash near Lincoln

HELENA — The Montana Highway Patrol says icy roads contributed to a two-vehicle crash west of Lincoln that killed a 27-year-old Victor man and injured the driver of the second vehicle.

November 14, 2011 7:26 amLoading…

11-year-old Helena girl dies after being hit by car

Officials say an 11-year-old Helena girl died Thursday evening after being struck by a vehicle on the southbound onramp for Interstate 15 at 11th Avenue.

October 21, 2011 3:00 pmLoading…

Remains found in trash bag a year or less old

HELENA — Black plastic trash bags found near MacDonald Pass earlier this week contained the bones of an adult male, and the bones probably were out there for less than a year, according to Lewis and Clark County Coroner Mickey Nelson.

October 08, 2011 9:02 amLoading…

NFS employee finds bags of human bones near Helena

HELENA  - Authorities are investigating after a Forest Service employee found bags filled with human bones alongside U.S. Highway 12 west of Helena.

October 05, 2011 9:10 pmLoading…

Autopsy on Helena scuba diver inconclusive

HELENA — Lewis and Clark County officials say an autopsy did not reveal the cause of death of a 53-year-old Helena scuba diver found dead in Spring Meadow Lake.

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Inquest set in officer-involved shooting in Helena

Inquest set in officer-involved shooting in Helena

HELENA - A coroner's inquest is set for Sept. 27 in the Easter Sunday death of a Helena man in a shootout with Lewis and Clark County deputies making a traffic stop.

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Montana man dies after police shocked him twice

HELENA - A Helena man died early Wednesday after police used a stun gun on him twice while taking him into custody, the Lewis and Clark County coroner said.

August 17, 2011 3:11 pmLoading…

Church counselor from Texas drowns in river near Augusta

HELENA — Lewis and Clark County officials say a church camp counselor from Texas drowned while trying to swim behind a waterfall in a west-central Montana river.

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Helena man dies after fall at baseball park

HELENA  — Lewis and Clark County officials say a 78-year-old Helena man has died of injuries he suffered in a fall from the bleachers after an American Legion baseball game.

June 29, 2011 11:18 pmLoading…

Coroner IDs man killed in Helena house explosion

HELENA — Authorities have confirmed the identity of a 59-year-old man who died in a house explosion in Helena last month.

June 20, 2011 8:15 pmLoading…

Helena man, 24, killed in workplace accident

HELENA - Authorities say a 24-year-old man who was sandblasting floor grates outside a Helena business died after the lid of the machine's tank became dislodged and struck him in the head.

May 10, 2011 9:57 pmLoading…

Great Falls Police: Brother of dead inmate fired shots in air

GREAT FALLS - A 26-year-ld Great Falls man who police say fired eight rounds from a pistol outside his residence because he was upset about his brother's death at the Cascade County Regional Detention Center has been charged with felony criminal endangerment.

May 07, 2011 1:59 pmLoading…

Man who died in shootout received at least 3 gunshot wounds, 1 likely self-inflicted

HELENA — Jeffery John Lefferdink, a Helena man who exchanged fire with sheriff’s deputies on Easter night, had three potentially fatal wounds, including one that appeared to be a self-inflicted shot to the head, according to officials.

April 27, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Investigation continues into fatal Helena shootout

Investigation continues into fatal Helena shootout

The Lewis and Clark County coroner Tuesday morning will release autopsy results from a man who exchanged fire with three sheriff's deputies.

April 26, 2011 6:30 amLoading…

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