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Former Montana jailer accused of rape will take case to trial

BUTTE — A former Boulder detention officer accused of bribing inmates with cigarettes for sex has opted to go to trial on rape charges.

October 15, 2014 10:38 amLoading…

Registered Montana sex offender arrested for rape

BUTTE — A convicted sexual predator who was once being sought across several states is in the Butte jail on a new rape charge.

October 14, 2014 9:45 amLoading…
Butte police on lookout for 'My Little Pony' graffiti taggers

Butte police on lookout for 'My Little Pony' graffiti taggers

BUTTE — "Rainbow Dash." "Jade." "Pinkie Pie." These are "My Little Pony" characters — not your typical graffiti monikers. Someone tagged a Butte neighborhood with not only the names but the words "My Little Pony."

October 13, 2014 2:34 pmLoading…
Demolition equipment is seen Tuesday

Demolition equipment is seen Tuesday

Demolition equipment is seen Tuesday afternoon at the site of a Wyoming Street building that collapsed in June. Officials are asking the owner to halt any work until confirmation of proper permitting is proven.

October 08, 2014 12:16 pm
Man dies of injuries from Butte apartment fire

Man dies of injuries from Butte apartment fire

BUTTE — Officials say a 33-year-old man whose apartment caught fire died late Thursday night.

October 03, 2014 11:55 amLoading…

Accused shooter from California is no-show at hearing

BUTTE — A 37-year-old California man accused of shooting another man in the leg failed to show up for his arraignment hearing Thursday morning in Butte district court.

September 19, 2014 9:48 amLoading…
Dog struck, killed in Anaconda leads to charges for two men

Dog struck, killed in Anaconda leads to charges for two men

BUTTE — An Anaconda pet owner has been charged with assaulting the drunken driver who struck and killed his dog, police said.

September 17, 2014 8:58 amLoading…

Police: Accused armed robber breaks sprinkler with jail-issued sandal

BUTTE — A Butte man accused of armed robbery and later threatening to shank jail staff now faces a new charge for flooding his cell for the second time.

September 16, 2014 8:43 amLoading…
Details emerge in Wise River killing

Details emerge in Wise River killing

BUTTE — The two transients accused of killing a Butte man at the campground near Wise River attacked him with a knife and stick after he approached the pair for sex, prosecutors say.

September 09, 2014 4:05 pmLoading…

Woman accused of using condom to smuggle more than 70 pills into jail

BUTTE — Police officers here say they found more than 70 pills in a condom smuggled into the jail.

September 06, 2014 8:17 amLoading…
Luck runs out in Butte for notorious East Coast criminal Monopoli

Luck runs out in Butte for notorious East Coast criminal Monopoli

BUTTE — It’s do not pass go, do not collect $200 and go straight to jail for William P. Monopoli, a notorious East Coast criminal and a suspect in a Butte armed robbery who was arrested Friday in Massachusetts.

September 06, 2014 7:59 amLoading…
Admitted armed robber Dale Wallace gets 40-year prison sentence

Admitted armed robber Dale Wallace gets 40-year prison sentence

BUTTE — Admitted armed robber Dale Wallace received a 40-year sentence to Montana State Prison today.

September 04, 2014 2:12 pmLoading…
Butte man denies charge for calling 911 after lap dance ends unhappily

Butte man denies charge for calling 911 after lap dance ends unhappily

BUTTE — A Butte man who called 911 unhappy his exotic dancer did not fulfill his request for sex has denied a charge of prostitution.

August 20, 2014 4:26 pmLoading…
Mom on meth returns to Anaconda this week

Mom on meth returns to Anaconda this week

BUTTE — A Butte mother accused of giving birth in June while high on methamphetamine will return to Montana on Friday to face her felony charges.

August 19, 2014 3:14 pmLoading…
Butte duo jailed on deliberate homicide charges in Wise River killing

Butte duo jailed on deliberate homicide charges in Wise River killing

BUTTE — The two suspects in the Wise River killing are now in Dillon jail on deliberate homicide charges. Each is being held on more than $500,000 bond.

August 18, 2014 3:40 pmLoading…
Officials release Butte man's cause of death

Officials release Butte man's cause of death

BUTTE — Suicide is the cause of the death of Jim Ryan, whose body was found in June on Homestake Pass, authorities said this morning.

August 14, 2014 11:11 amLoading…

Two arrested, victim ID'd in Wise River homicide case

BUTTE — Authorities have arrested two suspects in the weekend homicide at a southwest Montana campground and identified the victim as a Butte man.

August 13, 2014 7:29 amLoading…

60-year-old man killed near Wise River; sheriff has 'persons of interest'

BUTTE — State officials say a 60-year-old man died in an apparent homicide at a Beaverhead County campground over the weekend.

August 11, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

Human remains found in wilderness near Rock Creek exit

BUTTE — A hiker in the Welcome Creek Wilderness found human remains over the weekend.

August 11, 2014 11:35 amLoading…
Tisha Ann Brunell

Tisha Ann Brunell

Tisha Ann Brunell talks her attorney Victor Bunitsky in Anaconda district court.

August 06, 2014 5:04 pm
Prison nurse who had sex with inmate gets 25 years

Prison nurse who had sex with inmate gets 25 years

BUTTE — A former prison nurse who had sex with an inmate was sentenced to 25 years at the Montana Women's Prison.

August 06, 2014 5:03 pmLoading…

Butte man burned while working on motor home

BUTTE — A 42-year-old Butte man suffered severe burns across his face and body Thursday afternoon while working on a motor home’s engine.

August 01, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…
Cat hoarder’s house demolition isn't Butte’s 1st

Cat hoarder’s house demolition isn't Butte’s 1st

BUTTE — County officials have deemed a house rented by a cat hoarder unlivable and ordered the Delaware Street home be demolished.

August 01, 2014 9:33 amLoading…
Cats rescued from hoarder are spayed and neutered at shelter; not ready for adoption

Cats rescued from hoarder are spayed and neutered at shelter; not ready for adoption

BUTTE — Dewey, an adorable black cat, attempted to lift his head from a blanket but was still too groggy.

July 24, 2014 1:56 pm Photos

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Mom on meth who fled Anaconda hospital with newborn found in Utah

Mom on meth who fled Anaconda hospital with newborn found in Utah

BUTTE — A monthlong search for a Butte mother and her newborn is over. Police say they have arrested Michelle Renee Yallup, and the baby boy is safe.

July 21, 2014 2:19 pmLoading…
Sentencing set for Anaconda nurse-inmate sex case

Sentencing set for Anaconda nurse-inmate sex case

BUTTE — A former detention center nurse convicted of having sex with an inmate will learn her fate in three weeks.

July 16, 2014 8:00 amLoading…
Former jailer accused of inmate sex faces new charges over alcohol related death

Former jailer accused of inmate sex faces new charges over alcohol related death

BUTTE — A former Boulder jailer awaiting trial on sex-with-inmate charges now faces new allegations he sold alcohol to a minor who later died in a car crash.

July 16, 2014 6:58 amLoading…
Man charged with cruelty to animals; nearly 100 cats removed from apartment

Man charged with cruelty to animals; nearly 100 cats removed from apartment

BUTTE — A man whose cat-packed home was raided last week has been arrested and charged with seven felony counts of cruelty to animals. 

July 07, 2014 1:07 pm Photos

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80 to 100 cats found

80 to 100 cats found

The overwhelming stench of feces emanates from this Delaware Street home where officials found 80 to 100 cats. Many of the animals were sick and some were dead. Police are looking for the hoarder who lived there.

July 03, 2014 3:20 pm
Cats found

Cats found

The Delaware Street rental home where an animal horder kept nearly 100 cats was in such poor condition that the owner will have to demolish it.

July 03, 2014 3:18 pm
State investigators called in to help find missing mother

State investigators called in to help find missing mother

BUTTE — State investigators have been called in to assist in the case of the missing Butte mom and her baby, who fled a local hospital just hours after birth last month.

July 03, 2014 7:09 amLoading…
Search continues for mom and endangered newborn

Search continues for mom and endangered newborn

BUTTE — Authorities have yet to find a missing Butte mom and her newborn who disappeared from a hospital in the early morning hours of June 18.

July 01, 2014 11:55 amLoading…

Police: 84-year-old Anaconda woman attacked in her home with scissors

BUTTE — A transient is accused of attacking an elderly Anaconda woman with scissors in the 84-year-old’s home.

June 30, 2014 5:07 pmLoading…

Remains found near Warm Springs could be 2,000 years old

BUTTE — The ancient remains of a young man and part of his bow have been discovered near Warm Springs.

June 24, 2014 10:18 amLoading…
High on meth, woman gives birth, flees with child

High on meth, woman gives birth, flees with child

BUTTE — Police continue to look for a Butte woman who fled a hospital Wednesday after giving birth to a son while on methamphetamine.

June 19, 2014 2:25 pm Related

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Hikers find body on Homestake Pass; runners think it’s their missing friend

Hikers find body on Homestake Pass; runners think it’s their missing friend

BUTTE — A couple of hikers and their dog found a body off of a trail on Homestake Pass on Sunday.

June 09, 2014 1:58 pmLoading…
Butte High girl killed in fiery crash identified

Butte High girl killed in fiery crash identified

BUTTE — The Butte-Silver Bow coroner has identified the 15-year-old girl killed in a fiery one-vehicle wreck on Highway 2 near Thompson Park on Thursday as Kelsi Stratford of Butte.

June 06, 2014 8:39 amLoading…

Burglars break out brick wall, steal $3,600 worth of bows and arrows

BUTTE — After breaking through a brick wall, burglars made off with about $3,600 worth of archery equipment early Wednesday morning.

June 04, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…

Bear that attacked Stevensville hunter was grizzly

A Stevensville man was attacked and seriously injured by a grizzly bear while hunting in the Centennial Valley last weekend, wildlife officials said Tuesday.

June 04, 2014 8:15 am Related Loading…

Investigators hike into remote area where bear attacked Stevensville hunter

Wildlife authorities on Monday traveled to the area where a bear attacked a hunter in the Centennial Valley.

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Searchers return to look for missing Butte man, but nothing found

Searchers return to look for missing Butte man, but nothing found

BUTTE — Search crews once again scoured the Homestake Pass area looking for clues in the disappearance of Jim Ryan. But nothing turned up in the mission.

May 22, 2014 9:23 amLoading…
Medical examiner: Baby's death was an 'intentional act'

Medical examiner: Baby's death was an 'intentional act'

BUTTE — Matthew John Blaz has tried to keep his emotions in check during the first two days of his trial for deliberate homicide, but he couldn't hold back this morning when the jury was shown photos of the lifeless body of his 8-week-old daughter.

May 21, 2014 2:25 pmLoading…
Key witnesses expected today in trial of dad accused of killing baby

Key witnesses expected today in trial of dad accused of killing baby

BUTTE — A key witness is expected to take the stand Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of killing his infant daughter.

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Butte man escapes a 2nd time after being hit with stun gun

Butte man escapes a 2nd time after being hit with stun gun

BUTTE — Police say a Butte man awaiting trial for vehicular homicide while on methamphetamine escaped from bondsmen and after shot with a stun gun, fled again. Officers later found Lucas Virgil Hundley hiding in a crawlspace.

May 19, 2014 4:17 pmLoading…
Butte father beat baby daughter to death, prosecutors say

Butte father beat baby daughter to death, prosecutors say

BUTTE — Prosecutors say a Butte man brutally beat his 58-day-old baby to death. The infant suffered for six hours before receiving any care.

May 19, 2014 11:26 amLoading…

Butte man accused of killing pedestrian while under the influence back in jail

BUTTE — A Butte man accused of killing a man while driving high on methamphetamine is back in jail.

May 19, 2014 6:31 amLoading…
Hypothermia blamed for death, but anti-anxiety drug a factor, coroner says

Hypothermia blamed for death, but anti-anxiety drug a factor, coroner says

BUTTE — Authorities say a Butte woman whose body was found outside a Continental Drive office building in March died as a result of hypothermia.

May 14, 2014 9:39 amLoading…
Whitehall man accused of homicide sentenced for plan to sell meth

Whitehall man accused of homicide sentenced for plan to sell meth

BUTTE — A 24-year-old man awaiting trial in a Butte shooting death has been sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison for planning to sell six pounds of methamphetamine.

May 10, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

Anaconda man dies in avalanche

BUTTE — An Anaconda man died after being caught in a backcountry avalanche.

May 05, 2014 9:28 amLoading…

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