HAMILTON — A 55-year-old man is charged with four felony sex crimes, including an allegation that he raped and 11-year-old girl and got her pregnant.
HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has ruled a Havre man convicted of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl should face a sentencing enhancement due to the girl's age, even if the ages of the defendant and the victim were not on the verdict form.
CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a boy.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Authorities say a Burns man told deputies he shot and killed his wife because she was yelling at their grandchildren.
BOZEMAN — A Bozeman man has pleaded guilty to his role in helping an attempted rape suspect after the man fled police custody.
Drug offenses, assault surge
BOZEMAN — A Bozeman man charged with trying to rape a former girlfriend in February and escaping police custody for three weeks has pleaded not guilty to possessing a drug that may have been used to knock the woman out.
HAVRE — A former juvenile probation officer in north-central Montana has pleaded not guilty to raping the mother of a juvenile he was supervising.
RIVERTON, Wyo. — A former Riverton police officer has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of aggravated assault.
MISSOULA — A Montana judge denied a woman's attempt to withdraw her guilty plea Thursday as she faces sentencing on a murder charge for pushing her husband to his death in Glacier National Park.
SIDNEY — A defense expert testified Monday that a Colorado man is unfit for trial in the murder of a Montana teacher because he is easily confused and displays the intelligence of an 11-year-old, leaving him unable to understand the case against him.
WASHINGTON — The law is supposed to solve problems, not create them. Laws should provide for as much clarity as possible, not expand the realms of ambiguity and subjectivity. Laws ought to bring about the practical results their promoters claim they’ll achieve. And at its best, the law can h…
BISMARCK, N.D. — One of two men accused of conspiring to kill a South Dakota man in North Dakota was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison with the possibility of parole.
BILLINGS — Montana's attorney general on Thursday asked the state Supreme Court to block a judge's attempt to resentence a former Montana teacher convicted of raping a student.
A Yellowstone County prosecutor says he believes a state judge erred in giving a 30-day prison sentence to a former teacher convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl who later committed suicide.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — A Wyoming basketball player accused of kicking a man in the face during a bar fight has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Authorities have charged a second person in the death of a Sioux Falls, S.D., man who investigators believed was lured to a Bismarck home and hit with a hammer before his legs were dismembered.
MISSOULA — An 18-year-old Missoula man has been sentenced to five years with the Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to raping a 13-year-old girl during a night of drinking.
Violent and property crime in Billings have increased for the second year in a row, according to the Billings Police Department’s 2012 annual report, which was released Tuesday.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a sentence of life without parole for a Rock Springs man convicted of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl.