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Armed man robs Butte casino

BUTTE — A man armed with a handgun robbed an employee at a Butte casino early Saturday.

September 16, 2013 1:08 pmLoading…
Rappel rescue: Firefighters help stranded worker off headframe

Rappel rescue: Firefighters help stranded worker off headframe

BUTTE — Being stuck more than 70 feet in the air would make most people squeamish. But for Larry Moralez, it was just inconvenient.

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Montana musician writes ‘beard’ song with ZZ Top guitarist, lead vocals

Montana musician writes ‘beard’ song with ZZ Top guitarist, lead vocals

Tim Montana had a big ole’ day this week when he got to work with one of his heroes from that Little Ole’ Band from Texas.

September 14, 2013 1:00 pmLoading…
LeRoy Kirkegard, warden at Montana State Prison

LeRoy Kirkegard, warden at Montana State Prison

LeRoy Kirkegard, warden at Montana State Prison, Deer Lodge, is pictured outside the prison on Thursday. The prison is reviewing and tightening its policies to prevent prison escapes.

September 13, 2013 5:03 pmLoading…
State prison tightens security; Effort follows inmate’s shooting

State prison tightens security; Effort follows inmate’s shooting

DEER LODGE — An escape from Montana State Prison this summer that ended in the shooting death of the inmate in Billings has prompted prison officials to tighten security procedures and search tactics.

September 13, 2013 5:02 pmLoading…

Butte driver suspected of ‘huffing’ hits parked cars

BUTTE — Butte police suspect a driver “huffing” dust cleaner passed out and hit several vehicles in the parking lot of a business on Harrison Avenue Thursday evening.

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Suspect smoked methamphetamine before killing of Whitehall man

Suspect smoked methamphetamine before killing of Whitehall man

BUTTE — The man accused in the shooting death of a Butte man in August smoked methamphetamine and fired his handgun several times behind Big Butte the night of the killing, according to charging documents.

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Butte-Silver Bow County employees mount camera hoping to capture paranormal activity

BUTTE — Butte-Silver Bow County is investigating a claim that employees set up a hidden video camera in the health department — possibly to photograph ghosts.

September 05, 2013 9:30 amLoading…

Washington couple charged with trying to pass fake bills in Montana

BUTTE — A Washington couple faces felony charges for attempting to pass phony money orders and fake bills in Butte.

September 04, 2013 11:00 amLoading…

Nurse accused of having sex with inmate in more legal trouble

BUTTE — A former correctional facility nurse accused of having sex with an inmate faces more legal trouble on allegations she made contact and tried to make contact with witnesses in her case.

August 30, 2013 8:15 amLoading…
Rally calling for Billings judge's resignation planned in Butte Friday

Rally calling for Billings judge's resignation planned in Butte Friday

BUTTE — A Butte commissioner plans to hold a rally Friday afternoon in a protest against a Montana judge who gave a man a light sentence for raping a teenager.

August 29, 2013 5:08 pm Photos

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Scholastic past: Archives exhibit highlights 100 years of education memorabilia

Scholastic past: Archives exhibit highlights 100 years of education memorabilia

One hundred years ago, Butte’s school bells gave the mining yards’ work bells a run for their money.

August 29, 2013 11:30 am Photos

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MSP inmate attempted suicide in Billings jail

MSP inmate attempted suicide in Billings jail

BUTTE — The inmate found dead in his cell at the Montana State Prison Friday while serving a life sentence for murder once attempted suicide while in jail in Billings.

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Police: Girls huffing before crash in Butte

Police: Girls huffing before crash in Butte

BUTTE — Butte police are warning business owners to watch for teens buying aerosol cleaning products after a carload of girls swerved across oncoming traffic Saturday evening and slammed into a building on Harrison Avenue.

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Antique store

Antique store

Workers on Monday make repairs on the Down 2 Earth antique store, 2009 Harrison Ave., which was hit by a car on Saturday. 

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Butte National Guardsmen meet the new ‘Abrams’ tank

Butte National Guardsmen meet the new ‘Abrams’ tank

BOISE, Idaho — The dreadful blast from the Abrams tank is enough to make thunder run for shelter.

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An member of the Montana National Guard’s 1-163rd

An member of the Montana National Guard’s 1-163rd

An member of the Montana National Guard’s 1-163rd powers the latest Abrams tank Thursday at the Orchard Training Area Army National Guard Base near Boise, Idaho.

August 16, 2013 12:12 am
Look out down below: Four-foot sinkhole opens in Butte back yard

Look out down below: Four-foot sinkhole opens in Butte back yard

BUTTE — What started as a 4-foot sinkhole in the backyard soon developed into a well that disappears into the guts of the Earth.

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Inmates at Butte jail say nutritional needs aren't met

Inmates at Butte jail say nutritional needs aren't met

The Butte-Silver Bow County jail may not have the best atmosphere, but officials say there’s nothing wrong with the food.

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Man who stabbed ‘Chicago Bob’ gets life term at state hospital

Man who stabbed ‘Chicago Bob’ gets life term at state hospital

BUTTE — The man convicted in the stabbing death of “Chicago Bob” in 2011 received a life sentence Thursday to be served at a mental-care facility.

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Two suspects charged in gunshot death of Butte man

Two suspects charged in gunshot death of Butte man

BUTTE — Two men arrested in connection with a death by gunshot that occurred earlier this week faced felony charges Thursday in Butte justice court.

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Whitehall man dies in crash following chase

A 25-year-old Whitehall man died in a crash after being involved in a car chase with deputies in Jefferson and Madison counties Sunday evening.

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Gunshot wound to head kills Butte man

Gunshot wound to head kills Butte man

BUTTE — A 46-year-old Butte man died of a gunshot wound to the head Monday night, launching investigators on a search for two “persons of interest.”

August 06, 2013 11:42 pmLoading…
Person of interest in Butte shooting has past drug convictions

Person of interest in Butte shooting has past drug convictions

BUTTE — One of the men who police want to question in Monday night’s Casey Street homicide investigation has a history of drug-related legal troubles.

August 06, 2013 9:33 am Photos

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Man drowns in Georgetown Lake

BUTTE — A Rhode Island man drowned last week while canoeing in Georgetown Lake.

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Storm's aftermath brings out best in people

Storm's aftermath brings out best in people

BUTTE — Twin Bridges may have been without electrical power Friday, but it had plenty of people power as the community worked to clean up after a destructive storm.

August 03, 2013 12:30 pmLoading…
Uprooted tree

Uprooted tree

Wind uprooted a tree at Larry Best’s home in Twin Bridges Thursday — and took the sidewalk with it. The fallen tree crushed his fence, but, fortunately, didn’t damage his house. To see more photos go to mtstandard.com.

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Twin Bridges storm

Twin Bridges storm

Heavy machinery and people were out on Friday to help clean up the debris from the severe winds that hit Twin Bridges Thursday afternoon.

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Matthew Colbert, 38, of Vancouver, Wash.

Matthew Colbert, 38, of Vancouver, Wash.

Matthew Colbert, 38, of Vancouver, Wash., appears in Philipsburg district court Thursday. He pleaded innocent to two counts of felony attempted deliberate homicide in connection with a drive-by shooting near Drummond on Friday.

August 01, 2013 4:28 pm
Suspected drive-by shooter pleads not guilty

Suspected drive-by shooter pleads not guilty

BUTTE — The man accused of shooting at another vehicle from his pickup truck on Interstate 90 says he’s innocent to the two counts of felony attempted deliberate homicide filed against him.

August 01, 2013 4:27 pmLoading…

Prosecutor: I-90 drive-by shooting victim fired back

DRUMMOND — The victim of a drive-by shooting on Interstate 90 near Drummond shot back at the assailant in an attempt to stop him, according to charging documents released Wednesday.

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Second burglary reported at Butte Central High

BUTTE — A second burglary was reported at Butte Central High School Monday afternoon.

July 30, 2013 1:10 pmLoading…

Lightning kills two horses near Butte

BUTTE — Lightning struck and killed two horses Sunday south of Butte as a storm moved over the area about 11:30 p.m.

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Man charged in drive-by shooting near Drummond

Man charged in drive-by shooting near Drummond

BUTTE — A 39-year-old man faces two felony charges in connection with a drive-by shooting on Interstate 90 west of Drummond early Friday.

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54 arrests made during Evel Knievel Days

BUTTE — Butte police made 54 arrests during the three-day Evel Knievel Days festival in Butte.

July 29, 2013 4:17 pmLoading…
Ex-mine president Ray Tilman, 69, dies; helped rekindle mining

Ex-mine president Ray Tilman, 69, dies; helped rekindle mining

BUTTE — A former top executive with Montana Resources who was credited for helping rekindle mining in Butte died Friday.

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Law officers to target underage drinkers, DUIs: Zero tolerance

Law officers to target underage drinkers, DUIs: Zero tolerance

Driving drunk in Butte this weekend will be about as risky as trying to jump the fountain at Caesars Palace as law enforcement strikes a strong presence at Evel Knievel Days.

July 25, 2013 9:15 pmLoading…
Knievel’s Wembley jump sparks lifelong fan

Knievel’s Wembley jump sparks lifelong fan

BUTTE — Watching the rider fly through the air on his Harley-Davidson to clear 13 buses — and crash landing on the Wembley Stadium floor — ignited such a hot thrill in this young London lad that it would stay with him throughout his life.

July 25, 2013 7:04 pm Photos

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DUI trial set for former Butte Justice of the Peace in Boulder

DUI trial set for former Butte Justice of the Peace in Boulder

BUTTE - A former Butte justice of the peace accused of driving under the influence of drugs is set to go to trial in September.

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Butte lawmaker to speak out at Tuesday rally for background checks before gun sales

Butte lawmaker to speak out at Tuesday rally for background checks before gun sales

An issue like gun control may be too hot for some politicians with hopes for re-election to address.

July 22, 2013 6:44 pmLoading…
Curious case of severed legs remains unsolved

Curious case of severed legs remains unsolved

BUTTE — It was on a bright, warm day last summer when two hikers made a dark and chilling discovery off of a rural road north of Butte – a pair of severed legs.

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Butte man escapes from back of Butte police car

A young man who was arrested Thursday evening managed to escape from the back of a Butte police car before being caught after a brief chase.

July 12, 2013 2:04 pmLoading…

Rainbow member accused of threatening people with knife in Butte

BUTTE — A Washington man was arrested in Butte after he allegedly threatened people with a knife during an argument about the Rainbow Family gathering Wednesday evening.

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Toddler's name, cause of death released in murder case near Anaconda

Toddler's name, cause of death released in murder case near Anaconda

BUTTE — The Washington toddler who was found dead near Anaconda Tuesday was killed by blunt-force and sharp-force injuries, according to the preliminary autopsy.

July 10, 2013 1:14 pm Photos

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Rainbow Family expected at Montana Folk Festival

Rainbow Family expected at Montana Folk Festival

BUTTE — More police will be on the beat at the weekend’s Montana Folk Festival in Uptown Butte as authorities expect the event to draw people from the Rainbow Family gathering.

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Montana Folk Festival

Montana Folk Festival

From left, Bob Heckman, Dillon Ledesma, Dan Pappas and Benjamin Austin help install the Montana Folk Festival’s family stage at Lexington Gardens Monday afternoon. The festival runs Friday through Sunday at venues throughout Uptown Butte. - John Grant Emeigh of The Montana Standard

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Rainbow attendance down by about half, U.S. Forest service says

Rainbow attendance down by about half, U.S. Forest service says

BUTTE — The attendance at this year's Rainbow Family gathering near Jackson is a far cry smaller than it was when they first met there 13 years ago.

July 05, 2013 7:03 am Photos

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Montana prison escapee remains at large Tuesday

Montana prison escapee remains at large Tuesday

DEER LODGE — Montana State Prison officials say they haven't received any significant leads in their search for a convicted sex offender who escaped from the prison in Deer Lodge and remained at large on Tuesday.

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Forest Service: No nudity for Rainbows

Forest Service: No nudity for Rainbows

BUTTE — People at the Rainbow Family of Living Light have the right to gather for world peace, but they better be wearing at least a piece of clothing.

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