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Prison inmate Shaun Morrison sits at the defense table during a recess Wednesday. Standing is Morrison’s attorney, public defender Shaun Morrison.
PHILIPSBURG — Visitors to Philipsburg already know about the sapphires, candy shop and world-class fly fishing that have ingrained “P-burging” in the Montana tourism scene.
A fire truck is parked in front of the Leggat Hotel, 50 W. Broadway St., Monday morning. Firefighters contained a blaze in a third-floor apartment.
BUTTE — Fire damaged a third-floor apartment Monday morning at the Leggat Hotel, 50 W. Broadway St., after the tenant inadvertently set her couch ablaze by smoking while using oxygen.
BUTTE — SeaCast Inc. features an impressive display of technical skills at its Butte foundry, where workers handle molten steel and fabricate custom metal products for various industries.
ANACONDA — The blood of a missing 41-year-old Anaconda woman has been identified on a towel found by police as part of their month-long investigation.
ANACONDA — Two Montana State Hospital patients face felony aggravated assault charges for allegedly injuring female staff members in separate incidents from last year.
ANACONDA — A patient at Montana State Hospital in Warm Springs is charged with felony aggravated assault after punching a nurse in the face late last year.
ANACONDA — Friends and family of a 41-year-old Anaconda woman missing since Dec. 26 will come together one month later, on Jan. 26, for a special celebration-of-life ceremony as they begin the healing process.
BUTTE — The owner of Butte’s Copper King Hotel and Convention Center is looking to make a deal.
ANACONDA – The developer behind a proposed wind farm in Anaconda will resubmit its bid to NorthWestern Energy following the recent extension of federal tax credits for wind power production.
ANACONDA — Volunteers in Anaconda continued their determined search Monday for a 41-year-old woman missing since last month, with nothing new to report.
Joe Moses operates his store, Moses for Men, in the Butte Plaza Mall. With brand-name clothing like Hurley, Billabong and Quiksilver, Moses has carved a niche in Butte for the high school and college crowds.
BUTTE — It took some time before Joe Moses fully embraced the change from selling sport coats and dress shirts to hoodies and flat-brimmed hats.
ANACONDA – The Anaconda-Deer Lodge County Commission voted Tuesday to approve a new contract with firefighters increasing their salary and longevity pay over the coming year.
ANACONDA — An Anaconda woman was sentenced Wednesday for selling methadone to her friend one day before he was found dead in his home.
ANACONDA — The fate of a controversial wind farm proposed atop Anaconda’s C Hill remains on hold until at least the end of the year.
ANACONDA – Police in Anaconda are on the lookout for a 41-year-old man who reportedly stole a truck at gunpoint from another residence Monday afternoon.
DEER LODGE – A Montana State Prison inmate was found guilty on Thursday of murdering a fellow prisoner over a pair of stolen earphones.
DEER LODGE — The murder trial of a Montana State Prison inmate accused of killing a fellow prisoner began in Deer Lodge.
ANACONDA — Hot coffee, cold case.
Anaconda-Deer Lodge County planning department secretary Paula Arneson said the courthouse is doing its best to make light of a recent incident where someone tainted coffee with urine and feces. This sign, warning “Manure Occureth,” now hangs over one of the coffee makers in the chief execut…
Robert Pierce, right, appears in District Court in 2012 with his lawyer, Victor Bunitsky.
ANACONDA – An Anaconda-Deer Lodge County commissioner accused of felony sex crimes against a girl must now wear a GPS monitoring device while on release pending trial.
ANACONDA — Anaconda-Deer Lodge County will finish replacing its century-old water mains across town, thanks to a $10 million one-time allocation from the Natural Resource Damage Program.
ANACONDA — A wind farm atop Anaconda’s C Hill could inch closer to development if NorthWestern Energy likes what it sees out of the project proposal.
A tractor-trailer hauling seed crashed early Tuesday on Interstate 90 along Homestake Pass east of Butte, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.
After several delays, the sale of Butte’s MSE Technology Applications, Inc. to the Florida-based Global Technologies Group, Inc. is moving ahead with approval of the current owner, Montana Economic Revitalization and Development Institute.
ANACONDA – A 29-year-old Anaconda man was injured late Saturday after the barrel of his 50-caliber black powder rifle exploded, according to police.
ANACONDA — War is not a pretty picture. Dr. Peter Sorini has the photographs to prove it.
BUTTE — Persistent smoke over western Montana is affecting high school sports as coaches and athletic directors look to protect the health of students.
ANACONDA - An escaped Montana State Prison inmate is back in custody after he was caught allegedly stealing cash and liquor from the Harp & Thistle Pub in Anaconda.
BUTTE — Family is searching for a missing Butte man who left home on Edwards Street Saturday afternoon and has not returned.
BUTTE - Fire destroyed an abandoned Walkerville home Sunday afternoon, and firefighters said appears suspicious.
ANACONDA — Ray Schmitz is not trying to kid anyone; to renovate the historic Montana Hotel in Anaconda would take an incredible amount of time, money and support.
BUTTE – A 54-year-old Butte man made his initial appearance on Thursday in Anaconda district court on charges that he broke into the Gilman Construction asphalt plant on June 5 and stole thousands of dollars worth of copper wire.
ANACONDA — The best part of waking up? Not exactly.
ANACONDA – The trial for a former Butte justice of the peace accused of “doctor shopping” for methadone prescriptions is continued in Anaconda district court.
DEER LODGE -– An employee at Deer Lodge Medical Center is accused of striking a Montana State Prison inmate receiving treatment at the hospital early Tuesday morning.
ANACONDA - Authorities in Anaconda are searching for a 37-year-old man who went missing sometime last month near Dry Creek, past the Mount Haggin Wildlife Management Area off Mill Creek Road
WHITEHALL — Jon Wardlaw stepped out of his family cabin near Mammoth on Sunday and saw a plume of smoke billowing high nearby.
WHITEHALL — Strong winds and sweltering temperatures fanned the Pony fire south of here Monday and pushed it north as it grew more than six times in size while scorching dead trees.
ANACONDA – Police in Butte and Anaconda are investigating a new report of copper wire theft from the Gilman Construction hot mix asphalt plant on Crackerville Road near Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.
ANACONDA – A 31-year-old man admitted Monday to having child pornography on his home computer last year while living in Opportunity.
DEER LODGE – Prosecutors do not intend to seek the death penalty against a Montana State Prison inmate accused of killing a fellow prisoner last September, according to recent court filings.
BUTTE - An Anaconda man convicted 30 years ago of mitigated deliberate homicide in Granite County is heading back to prison for possessing several firearms.
ANACONDA — Sitting at his kitchen table, Jim Heaphy can hear cows mooing outside. Probably the neighbors herding cattle across the gravel road, he figures.
ANACONDA –- Talking on your cellphone while driving is now prohibited in Anaconda, though some residents are concerned whether police can actually enforce the new law.
PHILIPSBURG — A retired Philipsburg man is now labeled a vexatious litigant after filing at least 13 “frivolous, harassing” lawsuits since 1994.
PHILIPSBURG — A 200-pound black bear found hibernating this winter beneath a Missoula family’s cabin at Georgetown Lake is awake and moved on from its cozy (not to mention stylish) den.