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  • Scam using Eastwood's name

    August 6, 2015 8:48 PM

    HELENA, MONTANA- Criminal charges were filed against a man accused of scamming investors to produce a cowboy documentary he said would be narrated by actor and director Clint Eastwood. Prosecutors say Matthew McClintock got more than $24,000 and used nealy all the money for living expenses, to dine out... more »
  • Baton Rouge company objects to delay as it seeks to drill near Glacier

    July 15, 2015 12:38 PM

    BILLINGS - A Louisiana company seeking to drill for natural gas on land in Montana held sacred by some American Indians is objecting to a 75-day review period sought by a federal panel considering the proposal. Solenex LLC of Baton Rouge wanted to begin drilling this summer on its 6,200-acre... more »
  • Sonic booms over the plains

    March 24, 2015 7:55 PM

    PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA- The government gave final approval for a huge bomber training area over the Northern Plains with B-2 and B-1 bombers flying in the airspace. The FAA approved a plan to expand the Powder River Training Complex over North and South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming. Its 35,000... more »
  • Montana man gets 70 years in German exchange student's death

    February 12, 2015 12:46 PM

    HELENA, MT - A Montana man has been sentenced to 70 years in prison, with no parole for at least 20 years, in the shotgun killing of a German exchange student who was trespassing in his garage. Markus Kaarma was sentenced Thursday after a Missoula jury convicted him in December... more »
  • Ice hampering oil spill cleanup in Yellowstone River

    January 19, 2015 1:00 PM

    GLENDIVE, Mont. - Ice is hampering crews working to clean up crude oil that spilled in and near the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana over the weekend. Bridger Pipeline says it's confident that no more than 1,200 barrels - or 50,000 gallons - of oil leaked during the hour-long breach... more »
  • Montana AG's photo used in online dating scam

    November 13, 2014 12:17 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - A Nigerian resident faces charges that he set up an online dating profile using a photo of Montana's attorney general and falsified stories about overseas business problems to scam several women. Felony charges against Kazeem Owonla were filed in Indiana, where one woman reported sending more than $100,000... more »
  • Zombie apocalypse broadcast from hacker

    February 11, 2013 7:22 PM

    A TV station hacker warned of zombies rising from the grave in Montana. The regular programming of KRTV was hacked and the hacker warned bodies were "attacking the living" and people should not "approach or apprehend these bodies as they are extremely dangerous." The hacker broke into the Emergency Alert... more »
  • Court strikes down Montana law rather than re-examining Citizens United ruling

    June 25, 2012 4:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is rejecting a plea that it take another look at its ruling from two years ago on campaign finance. Instead, the court today struck down a Montana law that limits corporate campaign spending. The same five conservative justices who made up the majority in the... more »
  • Semitrailer leaks fuel after duct tape patch fails

    June 15, 2012 12:38 PM

    LIVINGSTON, Mont. - Maybe duct tape doesn't fix everything. Officials in southern Montana say a Canadian truck driver found that out the hard way when he tried to stop a fuel tank leak with the all-purpose tape before going to sleep at a truck stop near Livingston. The Livingston Enterprise... more »
  • Bear leaves Hibernation Pad

    May 8, 2012 8:05 PM

    A black bear that swiped some blankets and pillows from a cabin in Montana to make a hibernation pad woke up and left. The sleeping quarters were in the cabin's crawl space. The cabin owner dubbed the bear Blue and says she's going to bear-proof it from now on. The... more »
  • Ex-NFL quarterback arrested again

    April 2, 2012 11:16 AM

    HELENA - Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been arrested for a second time in Montana two days after he posted bail on drug and burglary charges. Leaf was arrested this morning in Great Falls, Montana. He faces burglary, theft and two counts of criminal possession of dangerous drug charges.... more »
  • Montana man charged with getting small dog drunk

    March 22, 2012 12:55 PM

    HELENA, Mont. - A Montana man is charged with animal cruelty after his 20-pound dog was so intoxicated it couldn't stand up. The Independent Record reports 49-year-old Todd Harold Schrier, of Helena, was charged after East Helena police responded to a report of an intoxicated dog at a bar. Officers... more »
  • Federal judge says he sent racist Obama email

    March 1, 2012 9:00 AM

    HELENA, Mont. - Montana's chief federal judge says he forwarded an email that he admits contained a racist joke about President Barack Obama. But Judge Richard Cebull says he sent the message because he dislikes the president, not because he is a racist. The Great Falls Tribune reports that Cebull,... more »
  • Joy Ride costs Driver

    February 6, 2012 7:26 PM

    It's a $1,000 fine for a speeder in Montana who led police on a high speed chase just because he "always wanted to do that." John Hughes pleaded guilty to reckless driving while eluding officers. He was going faster than 100 miles per hour on the interstate before officers put... more »
  • Dog Survives Avalanche

    January 5, 2012 7:32 PM

    A dog that survived an avalanche in Montana that killed its owner showed up four-days later at a motel where the owner stayed. The Welsh corgi was feared dead too. It was found sitting outside the room where Dave and Kerry Gaillard had stayed before going skiing near Cooke City... more »
  • Daryl Hannah arrested in White House oil protest

    August 30, 2011 1:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - Actress Daryl Hannah has been arrested in front of the White House along with other environmental protesters who oppose a planned oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast. The sit-in on Tuesday involved dozens protesting the Keystone XL pipeline. It would go through Montana,... more »
  • Bass twice as old as the fisherman

    August 10, 2011 7:54 PM

    A ten-year-old boy fishing in Montana caught a largemouth bass that could be twice his age. The state Fish, Wildlife and Parks Service says Garrett Frost used a rubber worm in a slough of the Flathead River. The fish was measured at 20 to 22 inches long and weighed about... more »
  • Quadriplegic man dies in Montana skydiving accident

    August 2, 2011 10:13 AM

    KALISPELL, Mont. - Flathead County officials say a 27-year-old quadriplegic man with five years of skydiving experience died in a weekend skydiving accident in northwestern Montana. Sheriff Chuck Curry says Zack Fogle of Kingston, Wash., died Saturday afternoon when his parachute failed to open after a jump at the... more »
  • Free Gun With Satellite TV

    March 25, 2011 8:02 PM

    More bang for the buck from a shotgun or pistol is what a Radio Shack in Montana offers prospective satellite t-v customers. Customers who sign up for the Dish Network at the Radio Shack in Hamilton can get a shotgun or pistol or a $50 Pizza Hut gift card. The... more »
  • Judge asked to allow Bison Slaughter

    February 7, 2011 7:18 PM

    The Interior Department asked a federal judge in Montana not to intervene in the slaughter of hundreds of bison that were captured after roaming out of Yellowstone National Park. Agency lawyers argued in court filings that stopping the slaughter would allow bison to enter parts of Montana where they could... more »
  • 80th Birthday Surprise

    October 12, 2010 7:35 PM

    A woman in Montana celebrating her 80th birthday got a huge surprise with the return of her missing wedding ring she lost 8 years ago. Norma Welker of Shelby says she took the ring off while she was arranging flowers she cut from her garden and was distracted by a... more »
  • Gun Rights Lawsuit Dismissed

    September 30, 2010 7:52 PM

    A federal judge in Montana dismissed a lawsuit by gun rights advocates and some states who sought freedom from federal gun laws. Judge Donald Molloy's decision sides with the U.S. Justice Department which argues Congress can set standards through the power of regulating interstate commerce. Montana, Utah, Alabama, Idaho, South... more »
  • Shhh! Arrest Under Way

    September 29, 2010 7:56 PM

    A man wanted for a traffic citation in Missoula, Montana fled police and sought refuge in a public library bathroom. The library was evacuated for about 30-minues while police made the arrest. It all started when the man refused to get out of his car during a traffic stop. He... more »
  • Montana teen accidentally texts sheriff to buy pot

    September 3, 2010 12:57 PM

    General rule of thumb: when looking to buy marijuana, don't text the sheriff. Authorities say a Helena teen sent out a text message last week in search of pot, but instead of contacting the drug dealer, he hit a wrong number and inadvertently sent the message to Lewis and... more »
  • Grizzly, 2 cubs caught after MT campground mauling

    July 29, 2010 10:19 AM

    Montana wildlife officials have captured a female grizzly and two of her three cubs in a campground near Yellowstone National Park where a man was killed and two others injured in a bear attack. Fish, Wildlife and Parks Warden Capt. Sam Sheppard says the bear was captured in a... more »
  • 1 dead, 2 injured in bear attack at Montana campground

    July 28, 2010 1:08 PM

    Montana wildlife officials say one person was killed and two others were injured in a bear attack at a campground north of Yellowstone National Park. Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman Ron Aasheim says Park County officials reported a male was killed and two others were injured in a mauling... more »
  • Workers' comp for a man who smoked pot before mauled by bear

    June 4, 2010 8:33 PM

    A judge in Montana says it's not a worker's fault that he smoked pot before being mauled by a Grizzly Bear and awarded him workers' compensation for his injuries. Brock Hopkins admits he smoked pot before trying to feed the bear at a tourist attraction. The owner of the attraction... more »
  • Man arrested for DWI's hours apart

    May 24, 2010 8:13 PM

    Police in Missoula, Montana arrested a man for drunk driving twice within a five hour time span Saturday morning. Frank Rees was arrested the first time at 2:30 a.m. and bonded out on $500 bail. Five hours later, he was arrested again after he hit a parked car. Rees gave... more »
  • Water Tampering

    April 19, 2010 8:13 PM

    People in Malta, Montana in the northern part of that state were told not to use tap water for drinking, cooking or bathing after someone cut the wire fence around the city's water tanks. The public works department says someone cut the fence, got inside, and used a ladder to... more »
  • More states will join Montana over gun rights

    April 7, 2010 8:35 PM

    Wyoming and Utah plan to join Montana in a lawsuit against the federal government over regulating guns that are made and sold in the same state. Other states may sign on as well. Those states have adopted "firearms freedom" laws that say the federal government can't regulate guns made and... more »
  • Grasshopper outlook strikes fear on Western range

    March 29, 2010 9:48 AM

    Parts of Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Idaho may be in store for costly grasshopper infestations this summer. Federal surveys predict at least 48 million acres of outbreak-level infestation this summer. U.S. Agriculture officials said some states may see the most severe grasshopper outbreaks in... more »

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