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Remains of POW to be buried in Montana

HELENA — After more than 70 years, the remains of a World War II prisoner of war will be returned to his home in Augusta.

September 13, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Feeding bears

Feeding bears

Dave Holland, the Augusta game warden for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, poses with the carcass of a dead black bear. The bear was shot by a neighbor of Wayne MacLean in the Elk Meadows subdivision after it broke into his chicken coop. The bear had become habituated to supplemental food a…

September 10, 2014 2:14 pmLoading…
Deputy honored: Zarske, 48, had passion for family, friends, job and clean cars

Deputy honored: Zarske, 48, had passion for family, friends, job and clean cars

Hundreds of community members filled the exhibit hall at the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds Monday afternoon to honor fallen Sgt. Tim Zarske.

September 09, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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New Capitol handrails 'another jewel in the crown' of Montana

New Capitol handrails 'another jewel in the crown' of Montana

HELENA — Sheila Hogan, director of the Department of Administration told the crowd of about 50 people gathered inside the Capitol rotunda Thursday that approximately 350 slips, trips and falls were reported by state employees last year, only one-third of which were due to ice.

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Helena man who shot at deputies gets deferred sentence

HELENA  — The 26-year-old Helena man who fired multiple shots at several deputies from the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office in June received a deferred sentence in District Court Wednesday.

September 04, 2014 12:47 pmLoading…

Helena woman charged after toddler accidentally ingests Valium

HELENA — A 21-year-old Helena woman was arrested Tuesday after the 2-year-old daughter of one of her roommates accidentally ingested a Valium pill she had in her possession without a prescription.

September 04, 2014 12:21 pmLoading…
Jury: Former Montana Developmental Center employee fired unlawfully

Jury: Former Montana Developmental Center employee fired unlawfully

HELENA — A jury in the United States District Court for the District of Montana ruled in favor of a former Montana Developmental Center employee who filed a lawsuit in 2012 claiming she was unlawfully fired from the position in May 2011.

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Property dispute ends with gunfire, multiple injuries

Property dispute ends with gunfire, multiple injuries

HELENA — Multiple people were transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries Monday after a dispute between a landlord and a tenant ended with gunfire northwest of Helena.

August 05, 2014 7:12 am Video Photos

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East Helena infant injured, parents arrested

HELENA — Two East Helena residents were arrested Thursday after their 8-week-old baby was treated at a local hospital for a slew of injuries.

August 01, 2014 4:20 pmLoading…
More parties join fatal US 12 crash investigation

More parties join fatal US 12 crash investigation

HELENA — Two vehicle manufacturers are now involved in the investigation of a fatal crash that killed six people on Highway 12 near Helena on June 19, and an outside investigator will be brought in soon.

July 08, 2014 5:21 pm Photos

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Man charged with attempted kidnapping; no charges for other 2 arrested

HELENA — Though three men were arrested Friday in connection with an attempted kidnapping during the Fourth of July Dynamite Dash half-marathon in Lincoln, only one was charged with the offense.

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8-year-old, two 10-year-olds charged with negligent arson

HELENA — An 8-year-old and two 10-year-olds were all charged with negligent arson Monday after allegedly setting a pile of garbage on fire in the 1600 block of Warehouse Avenue.

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Officials will inspect vehicles from U.S. 12 crash this week

Officials will inspect vehicles from U.S. 12 crash this week

HELENA — The investigation of a June 18 crash that killed six, including a family of five from Townsend and the Three Forks Fire Chief, will continue this week.

July 01, 2014 1:30 pm Photos

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Three Forks fire chief mourned by family, friends, fellow firefighters

Three Forks fire chief mourned by family, friends, fellow firefighters

THREE FORKS — Shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday, the gymnasium at Three Forks High School was silent.

June 26, 2014 6:45 am Photos

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Arrest made in fatal shooting northwest of Helena

HELENA — Joseph Glenn Campbell was arrested Monday shortly after 2 p.m. for deliberate homicide in connection with a shooting that occurred in the Dearborn Canyon last fall.

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Deputy who shot self during training is recovering well

HELENA — The law enforcement officer who accidentally shot himself in the right thigh during a training exercise at Fort Harrison May 28 is back to work and recovering well.

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Helena grad makes new grave markers for fallen firefighters

Helena grad makes new grave markers for fallen firefighters

HELENA — For years, Helena Fire Chief Sean Logan has been trying to think of a way to honor the station’s fallen firemen.

June 17, 2014 6:53 am Photos

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High court grants new trial in toddler scalding

High court grants new trial in toddler scalding

HELENA — Christopher Lee Gleed of Helena will get a new trial after a ruling Tuesday in which the Montana Supreme Court vacated his conviction for scalding his 3-year-old son.

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Helena man arrested for shooting at police

HELENA — A 26-year-old Helena man was arrested late Saturday after he allegedly fired a .380 caliber pistol at multiple deputies.

June 09, 2014 3:36 pmLoading…

Boating accident sends three to hospital

HELENA — Three men were transported to St. Peter’s Hospital after a large motorboat crashed into their fishing boat Saturday on Canyon Ferry Lake.

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Highway 287 dedication honors 55 Montana POW/MIA

Highway 287 dedication honors 55 Montana POW/MIA

HELENA — As one lane of traffic inched by, dozens of people gathered on the shoulder of Highway 287 east of Helena on Friday to honor prisoners of war and military personnel missing in action.

May 27, 2014 12:47 pmLoading…

Helena transient arrested for sex without consent

HELENA — A 19-year-old Helena transient was arrested Friday after he admitted to having sexual intercourse with a woman while she was unconscious.

May 05, 2014 4:14 pmLoading…

$1,200 painting stolen from Helena brewery

A painting valued at $1,200 was stolen from the Lewis and Clark Brewery Tuesday.

May 02, 2014 5:10 pmLoading…
Missing teens found with help from MHP helicopter

Missing teens found with help from MHP helicopter

HELENA — It took the combined use of the Montana Highway Patrol helicopter and two law enforcement agencies to locate a pair of teenagers reported missing late Monday night.

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Seven cases of whooping cough confirmed in Helena

HELENA- Seven cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, have been confirmed in the Helena area as of Tuesday afternoon.

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Helena bartender on trial in connection to April 2013 deaths

Helena bartender on trial in connection to April 2013 deaths

HELENA — After the selection of a five-member jury, the trial of William Gleed was under way around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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Sunken dredge

Sunken dredge

Earl Griffith, in orange, and employees from Montana Crane Service, communicate with two scuba divers Saturday to position straps underneath a sunken gold dredge for its removal using a 75-ton crane.

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A sunken gold dredge

A sunken gold dredge

A sunken gold dredge was removed from just below Canyon Ferry Dam on Saturday with the help of a 75-ton crane and two trained scuba divers. Owner Early Griffith said he was in the final stages of purchasing the vessel when he learned it sank.

March 31, 2014 1:05 pmLoading…
A pump works to remove water

A pump works to remove water

A pump works to remove water from a sunken gold dredge. The vessel was too heavy for the crane to lift prior to the emptying of its pontoons.

March 31, 2014 1:06 pmLoading…
Earl Griffith communicates with scuba divers

Earl Griffith communicates with scuba divers

Earl Griffith communicates with scuba divers working to position crane straps around a sunken gold dredge just below Canyon Ferry Dam.

March 31, 2014 1:07 pmLoading…
An old-fashioned barge raising on Hauser Lake

An old-fashioned barge raising on Hauser Lake

HELENA — It took eight hours, two trained scuba divers and one 75-ton crane, but the sunken gold dredge below Canyon Ferry Dam is back on dry land for the first time in months.

March 31, 2014 1:02 pm Photos

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More charges possible in bomb threats at Helena schools

More charges possible in bomb threats at Helena schools

HELENA — The Lewis and Clark County Attorney’s Office has begun the long, arduous process to press charges against Cole Alan Woodruff.

March 26, 2014 10:19 am Photos

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Montanans prepare for annual bigfoot hunt

Montanans prepare for annual bigfoot hunt

Montanans from all over the state will gather in the small town of Elliston tonight for what can only be described as a classic small-town tradition.

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Calif., teen arrested after Helena schools closed by 3rd bomb threat

Calif., teen arrested after Helena schools closed by 3rd bomb threat

A 14-year-old Dublin, Calif., boy was arrested Friday in connection with three bomb threats called in to Helena schools in the last five days, including a threat Friday that caused the cancellation of classes for all K-12 schools.

March 21, 2014 3:22 pm Photos

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Clues still elusive in search for missing Colorado man last seen in Montana

Clues still elusive in search for missing Colorado man last seen in Montana

HELENA — The search for the missing hiker from Colorado resumed Saturday but yielded no new information or clues to aid the ongoing investigation.

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Two men arrested for allegedly selling LSD to Helena high-schoolers

Two men arrested for allegedly selling LSD to Helena high-schoolers

HELENA — A 19-year-old and a 20-year-old were arrested Jan. 7 by Helena Police and the Missouri River Task Force after attempting to sell LSD to undercover officers.

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FWP deputy’s prosecution on assault charge suspended with conditions

HELENA — Helena city attorneys submitted an agreement in late December that suspends the prosecution of Michael Volesky, deputy director of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

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Helena man arrested at gunpoint after chase through neighborhood

HELENA — Helena police arrested Matthew Williams at gunpoint Friday after an off-duty officer spotted him near Lyndale Avenue and Last Chance Gulch.

December 28, 2013 1:04 pmLoading…

Helena murderer asks for hearing, says counsel ineffective

One of Helena’s most noteworthy criminals has filed a request for a post-conviction relief hearing which, if granted, could potentially vacate his current sentence and grant him a new jury trial.

December 26, 2013 1:19 pmLoading…
Former Guardsman who fled to avoid sex crimes charges gets $1M bail

Former Guardsman who fled to avoid sex crimes charges gets $1M bail

HELENA — After nine months in Europe on the run from federal authorities and four months in Spanish prison, Jeffrey Lane Wenzel is back in the United States.

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Search for missing Colorado man to hold off until spring

HELENA — The search for the Denver wildlife biologist missing since Nov. 28 ground to a halt Monday after personnel spent a total of three days fruitlessly combing the wilderness near the Hunters Gulch trailhead.

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Drug, incest charges added to man accused of casino robbery attempt

HELENA — An inmate at the Lewis and Clark County Detention Center now has a warrant out for his arrest in Deer Lodge County.

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Helena bell ringer attempts to break record, gives up 53 hours shy

Helena bell ringer attempts to break record, gives up 53 hours shy

HELENA — After spending 27 hours ringing a Salvation Army bell outside the Helena Wal-Mart, Lt. Rob Lawler retreated indoors at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

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