Four people were arrested in an ongoing series of drug raids in Polson. The Polson Police Department and the Flathead Tribal Police Department executed two search warrants. Polson Police Sergeant George Simpson says this is part of an ongoing effort to rescue drug endangered children, to target suspected drug dealers and users, and the houses they operate out of.
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A Billings man was in jail Sunday for allegedly raping a teenage girl behind Hobby Lobby during her lunch break. Dylan Patrick Curtin, 20, is charged in Yellowstone County Justice Court with one count of sexual intercourse without consent.
Authorities report that a Great Falls man died in a snowmobile crash on Friday. Lewis & Clark County Coroner Bryan Backeberg has identified the man as Lee Schuler, 40. The accident happened near the intersection of Beaver Creek Road and Stonewall Creek Road north of Lincoln.
The Montana Highway Patrol said one person died in a crash in Cascade County on Saturday.
A loud explosion ripped through the Missoula Valley Thursday morning. It came from the old Smurfit Stone mill site, where another one of the buildings there is being taken apart.
A 20-year-old man arrested in East Helena is suspected of stabbing another man in Bozeman. Judge Michael Swingley set Jonathan Meyer’s bond at half a million dollars at a Thursday Justice Court Appearance. According to Gallatin County charging documents, Bozeman Police responded to a stabbing at an apartment on the 3300 block of Warbler Way just after 10:30 p.m. on January 19. When officers arrived they found the victim had been stabbed multiple times in the area around his heart.
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A man was arrested Thursday night after leading law enforcement on a high-speed car chase through Billings' Heights and crashing into a fence along Lake Elmo. The chase began earlier in the evening when Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Darvin Mees tried to pull over a pickup for not stopping at a stoplight in the Heights.
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Last week unknown suspects spray painted graffiti at Lewis & Clark Middle School, Senior High, and multiple homes and vehicles in the area of the 10 block of Burlington Ave. The graffiti included swastikas, profanity, and male genitalia.
A car crash has knocked out power to residents on the south side of Missoula Wednesday morning. The crash was reported just after 7 a.m. in the 2500 block of Sunridge Court, south of the Walmart Supercenter.
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A Missoula man accused of using women and bringing teenage girls to Montana for prostitution went on trial before a jury in U.S. District Court in Billings on Monday. Terrance Tyrell Edwards, 35, faces 10 counts including sex trafficking by force or coercion, obstruction, a drug charge and witness tampering.
A Circle man is dead after he was ejected from his pickup in a crash Sunday morning. Montana Highway Patrol dispatch reported the 22-year-old man was southbound on Weldon Road and secondary Highway 252 northwest of Circle when he failed to negotiate a curve.
A driver's 1994 Honda Accord was stolen at gunpoint Friday night and the two suspects involved remained at large early Saturday evening. The carjacking occurred shortly before midnight at 11th Avenue South and South 29th Street, according to a press release from Billings Police Department Lt. Shawn Mayo.
Montana wildlife officials say 70 bison have been shot by hunters so far this year. The Billings Gazette reported Thursday that 59 of those bison were killed on the west side near West Yellowstone, while 11 were killed in the Gardiner area.
Worker died after he was hit by a falling concrete column at a construction site in Billings. Police Sgt. Harley Cagle says the man was standing near the column when it fell and hit him on the head at the former Labor Temple Hall on Tuesday. The worker, who was wearing a hard hat at the time, was employed by Fisher Construction Inc
Officials called off the search for a missing 2-year-old boy early Tuesday morning. Ryan White was found safe, although other details surrounding his disappearance are not known.
A small earthquake shook the area north of Bigfork on Sunday. There have not been any reports of injuries or major damage. The quake was measured by the U.S. Geological Survey as magnitude 3.0.
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Prosecutors in Montana have filed additional charges against the couple already accused of killing and dismembering two people last summer. Tiffanie Pierce and Augustus Standingrock were charged with two counts of deliberate homicide after the bodies of 15-year-old Marilyn Pickett and 24-year-old Jackson Wiles were found in multiple tubs filled with chemicals in the basement of Pierce’s home in Missoula.
A 61-year-old north-central Montana man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for running over his wife with a pickup truck on New Year's Day 2017, killing her.
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One man died in a Wednesday afternoon fatal shooting in Arlee. The shooter is in custody and witnesses were questioned late Wednesday evening. The call came in just after 3:30 p.m. of a violent altercation in Arlee and when law enforcement arrived to the scene, Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says they discovered one man had been fatally shot.
Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital has implemented visitor restrictions that go into effect Wednesday morning because of the influenza virus.
Samantha Nicole Wise has been charged in Great Falls with possession of a deadly weapon by a prisoner. Wise, an inmate at the Cascade County Detention Center, was charged on Tuesday after jail officer found her with a knife in her cell.
Flathead County authorities arrested an armed suspect in Lakeside without incident Monday night. There are no further warnings for residents
Several school districts in the Billings region will be closed or delayed Monday due to weather. Colstrip Public Schools, St. Labre schools in Ashland, Wyola schools and Northern Cheyenne Tribal Schools have canceled classes and activities for the day.
A 31-year-old Miles City woman died Saturday morning in Rosebud County after she was rear-ended while slowing for a crash in front of her, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.
Authorities have arrested a man suspected of shooting his estranged wife to death in southern Montana. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports 47-year-old Joseph DeWise was arrested Thursday on a charge of deliberate homicide stemming from the death of 35-year-old Lauren DeWise. He is being held in the Gallatin County jail on $1 million bail.
State fire marshal investigating fire at Big Arm Post Office
A Bozeman man appeared in Justice Court Tuesday to face his sixth DUI charge. Clifton Wells, 39, was arrested Sunday after a Belgrade police officer patrolling on Jackrabbit Lane allegedly found Wells in his pickup truck, parked in the middle of the road.
Police in southwestern Montana are investigating a fatal shooting and have taken one person into custody
Police in southwestern Montana are investigating a fatal shooting and have taken one person into custody. Gallatin County authorities say police were called about 9 a.m. Sunday and found one person dead and another injured at a residence in Belgrade. Both had suffered apparent gunshot wounds.
Authorities are investigating the death of a man on Montana's Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. 48-year-old Antonio Castillo, Jr. was found dead of hypothermia on Dec. 29. FBI supervisory agent Travis Burrows says the agency is investigating the case in coordination with the Fort Belknap Police Department and the Blaine County coroner.