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Authorities plead with public to stop stealing road signs

Authorities plead with public to stop stealing road signs

BUTTE — Stealing a sign for Sesame Street or Easy Street may seem like a harmless act, but local officials say the crime could be deadly.

December 18, 2014 9:14 amLoading…
Butte mom awaits trial while others in meth ring take plea deals

Butte mom awaits trial while others in meth ring take plea deals

BUTTE — About half of the co-conspirators in a $2 million methamphetamine ring throughout Montana have accepted plea deals.

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Final touch: Historic stained-glass returns to courthouse rotunda

Final touch: Historic stained-glass returns to courthouse rotunda

BUTTE — As the gold-hued glow from the stained glass danced on their faces, a crew installed the last few panels of the dome at the Butte courthouse Wednesday.

December 11, 2014 10:09 amLoading…
Repeat sex offender gets 3 life sentences, no parole

Repeat sex offender gets 3 life sentences, no parole

BUTTE — An Anaconda repeat sex offender will die at Montana State Prison.

December 10, 2014 12:58 pmLoading…
No room at Montana State prison; corrections system overwhelmed

No room at Montana State prison; corrections system overwhelmed

More violent crimes increasing number of criminals incarcerated

December 07, 2014 12:30 pm Photos

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Police: Albino horse shot, killed; mistaken hunter suspected

Police: Albino horse shot, killed; mistaken hunter suspected

BUTTE — Police suspect a confused hunter may have shot and killed a horse along Moulton Reservoir Road.

December 02, 2014 3:37 pmLoading…
Scarlett Johansson tied knot in Philipsburg

Scarlett Johansson tied knot in Philipsburg

BUTTE — Scarlett Johansson married her beau in Philipsburg.

December 02, 2014 10:18 amLoading…

Hunter shot in face returns to Dillon home after hospitalization

BUTTE — Authorities say a Dillon man shot in the face while hunting is back home.

November 20, 2014 7:09 amLoading…
Butte mom accused in $2 million meth ring

Butte mom accused in $2 million meth ring

BUTTE — A Butte woman accused of being high on methamphetamine when giving birth earlier this year is facing federal charges alleging she was an integral part of a $2 million meth ring — while pregnant and armed.

November 15, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

Searchers find 2 hunters in their 60s who were missing in Highlands

BUTTE — Two Butte men in their 60s who spent the night in the Highlands after their truck broke down have been found.

November 10, 2014 1:45 pmLoading…
Former Butte Central teacher's lawsuit on hold pending diocese bankruptcy hearings

Former Butte Central teacher's lawsuit on hold pending diocese bankruptcy hearings

BUTTE — A court hearing scheduled for this week and the federal lawsuit of a former teacher against Butte Central Catholic Schools have been postponed pending bankruptcy hearings for the Diocese of Helena.

November 09, 2014 9:59 am Related Loading…
Is Butte now a terrorist target?

Is Butte now a terrorist target?

BUTTE — Butte, America, versus ISIS.

November 07, 2014 6:21 amLoading…
Ex-Navy SEAL who reportedly killed bin Laden keeps ties to Butte

Ex-Navy SEAL who reportedly killed bin Laden keeps ties to Butte

BUTTE — Rob O'Neill might be making international news with stories that he shot Osama bin Laden, but he still wears his endearing heart for his hometown on his sleeve. Actually, on his chest.

November 05, 2014 8:57 pmLoading…
Sex offenders try Anaconda jail escape, caught in crawlspace

Sex offenders try Anaconda jail escape, caught in crawlspace

BUTTE — Two sex offenders failed in a Halloween night attempt to escape the Anaconda jail when they broke through a shower wall, were caught in a crawlspace and refused to come out, police said.

November 03, 2014 4:56 pmLoading…

Police seeking suspects in beating of homeless man

BUTTE — A 34-year-old homeless man suffered a broken nose and other injuries when two men attacked him as he slept.

October 27, 2014 3:22 pmLoading…

Butte man jailed for nursing home rape

BUTTE — A 54-year-old Butte man raped a woman at a nursing home, police said.

October 27, 2014 2:43 pmLoading…

Man shot by 13-year-old boy in hunting accident in critical condition

BUTTE — Police say the 56-year-old recovering from a hunting accident over the weekend was accidentally shot by a 13-year-old boy.

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Butte mom accused of being high on meth while giving birth

Butte mom accused of being high on meth while giving birth

BUTTE — A Butte mother accused of being high on methamphetamine when giving birth earlier this year and then fleeing is now facing federal drug charges.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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