3 men arrested in Idaho after shots fired at deputy vehicle
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Police say three men wanted after someone fired shots at a county deputy’s vehicle in Montana have been arrested in Idaho.
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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on Montana’s legislative caucuses (all times local):
Montana Republicans have picked their legislative leaders for the upcoming session with a focus on re-taking the governor’s office in 2020.
Senate Republicans voted Wednesday to ...
Carroll football coach Van Diest retires after 20 seasons
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Carroll College football coach Mike Van Diest announced his retirement Monday after 20 seasons and six NAIA national championships at the Helena school.
Van Diest led his teams to a 203-54 record and won four straight national titles from 2002-2005. The Fighting Saints ...
Lawsuit filed against Lewis & Clark County Sheriff’s Office
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A lawsuit accuses the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office in Montana of illegally deleting comments and banning people from its Facebook page.
Lewis and Clark County residents Chase Berg and Deanna Anderson allege in the suit that the actions of the sheriff’s ...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana voters rejected a ballot measure that sought to extend the state’s Medicaid program by raising the tobacco tax and another that would have added strict cleanup requirements to new mines.
Both ballot measures were the targets of multimillion-dollar campaigns ...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republican majorities appear to be safe in the Montana House and Senate with many races still to be decided.
GOP leaders sought to protect their 32-18 majority over Democrats in the Senate, and their 59-41 advantage in the House.
With the votes still being ...
The Latest on the general election in Montana (all times local):
Democratic incumbent Jon Tester and Republican Matt Rosendale are locked in a Montana U.S. Senate race that’s too close to call with votes still being counted.
Election results were still coming in ...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte led Democratic challenger Kathleen Williams in Montana’s U.S. House race as votes were still being counted Tuesday night, with Gianforte looking to overcome the renewed attention on his attack against a reporter and keep the seat in Republican ...
Votes still being counted for Montana ballot issues
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Election officials counted votes late Tuesday for ballot issues on extending the state’s expanded Medicaid program by raising the tobacco tax and on imposing new cleanup standards on mines.
Too many votes were outstanding to determine whether those two citizens’ ...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The new high school district in East Helena plans to start freshman classes a year before the high school is built and the Lockwood school district in considering the same move.
Both elementary school districts added high school districts and have passed bonds to build ...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Reach Air Medical Services has closed its Helena base, which was served with a helicopter and a fixed-wing aircraft.
Company President Sean Russell tells the
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An international organization observing the U.S. midterm elections decided on Monday to pull its two Montana-based election monitors from the state after one of them pleaded guilty to drunken driving.
Ognjen Domuz, a 30-year-old citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina, ...
The Latest: International group pulls Montana observers
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on an international election observer’s drunken-driving charge (all times local):
An international organization observing the U.S. midterm elections is pulling its two Montana-based election monitors after one of them pleaded guilty to drunken ...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A coroner’s jury cleared Lewis and Clark County deputies of wrongdoing in a man’s suicide near Canyon Ferry Reservoir.
Josh Aaron Vestre shot himself while being pursued by officers attempting to conduct a welfare check after he made suicidal statements.
A former ...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte is pinning his third campaign in two years on Montana residents being better off economically since President Donald Trump took office and that the voters will give him some of the credit.
Gianforte has tied his political fortunes to Trump as ...
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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A lawsuit alleges possible hundreds of inmates were illegally strip searched when they were booked into the Lewis and Clark County jail in Helena.
Montana law does not allow strip searches for people being detained for misdemeanors or traffic offenses unless there is ...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has suspended an attorney for at least seven months after the attorney failed to file an appeal for a client in a civil rights case.
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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana election officials want to keep tabs on two foreign observers who will be in the state for routine monitoring of next week’s elections, including where they are staying, what questions they are asking and what documents they are seeking.
A memo sent Sunday from ...
9 Montana counties to receive funding for flooding relief
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a major disaster declaration, allowing federal funding to be funneled to nine Montana counties for repairs to infrastructure damage caused by flooding.
The Independent Record
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is leading a Halloween rally for fellow Democrats U.S. Sen. Jon Tester and House candidate Kathleen Williams in the final days before the midterm elections.
Bullock told a crowd gathered in Helena on Wednesday that he wants people ...
Billings West 42, Billings Senior 0
Butte 37, Missoula Big Sky 14
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump Jr.’s campaign trip to Montana. (all times local):
President Donald Trump’s eldest son is calling Sen. Jon Tester “a piece of garbage” for the Montana Democrat’s role in sinking the nomination of the president’s first choice ...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission has approved pursing the purchase of nearly 5,000 acres of the Big Belt Mountains southeast of Helena for the state’s newest wildlife management area.
Under state ownership, the area north of Townsend would be managed for elk ...
HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (AP) — A county in eastern Arkansas has begun construction on a new 100-bed jail about five years after the county jail shuttered due to deficient locks, overflowing drains and other unsafe conditions.
Phillips County officials broke ground on the new facility last ...
- Globe NewswireEagle Bancorp Montana Earns $1.6 Million in the Third Quarter; Declares Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend to $0.0925 per ShareOctober 23, 2018
- Globe NewswireEagle Bancorp Montana to Acquire The State Bank of Townsend, Townsend, MontanaAugust 21, 2018
- Globe NewswireEagle Bancorp Montana Earns $1.3 Million in the Second Quarter; Increases Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend to $0.0925 per Share and Renews Stock Repurchase PlanJuly 24, 2018
- BusinessWireEast Helena Public Schools in Montana Chooses the Neuroscience-Based Fast ForWord Program to Help Children Close Achievement GapsMay 15, 2018
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A 48-year-old physician died when his rifle discharged after he returned to Helena from a hunting trip.
Lewis and Clark County Coroner Bryan Backeberg tells the
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. and former Fox News personality Kimberly Guilfoyle plan an eight-stop bus tour through Montana this weekend to campaign on behalf of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale and U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte.
The tour includes Friday stops at Mixers ...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A 39-year-old Helena woman has died after being struck by a car while crossing the street.
Lewis and Clark County Coroner Bryan Backeberg tells the
HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (AP) — An eastern Arkansas animal shelter says people have broken in to use dogs there for dogfighting for the second time in two weeks, leaving five animals injured.
In a Facebook post, the Humane Society of the Delta
Man gets prison for theft of ATM from Helena bar-restaurant
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man has been convicted of burglary after he was accused of stealing an ATM from a Helena bar and restaurant, putting it in the back of a pickup and leading deputies on a high-speed chase.
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Anaconda 46, Thompson Falls 13
Arlee 56, Clark Fork 52
Belgrade 44, Hardin 6
Bigfork 41, Deer Lodge 14
Bridger 74, Shields Valley 27
Browning 58, Ronan 26
Butte 56, Billings Skyview 13
Colstrip 41, Baker 8
Columbia Falls 62, ...
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s attorney general is asking a state judge to reconsider a ruling that upholds Missoula’s right to enforce background checks on all firearms transfers in the city.
HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (AP) — Officials say intruders broke into an eastern Arkansas animal shelter and set several dogs against each other in what a shelter volunteer called “a bloodbath.”
The incident happened Wednesday night at the Humane Society of the Delta in the Mississippi River ...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A key factor in deciding the outcome of Montana’s high-profile Senate race will be whether independent women who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 will stick with the president and Republicans again this year, political observers said.
Hundreds of thousands of absentee ...
Montana sheriff pleads not guilty to official misconduct
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A southwestern Montana sheriff has pleaded not guilty to evidence tampering, perjury and official misconduct in connection with a drug case.
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Coroner’s inquest set, man shot self during traffic stop
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A coroner’s inquest is scheduled next month in the case of a Helena man who shot himself to death during a traffic stop.
Josh Aaron Vestre died April 7 after being stopped by a Lewis and Clark County deputy. He was 46.
A coroner’s inquest is required when a death ...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana voters will decide whether to make it illegal for one person to turn in another’s absentee ballot unless they have a personal relationship with each other, a measure opponents say would make it more difficult for the elderly and disabled to vote.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana hemp farmer has harvested her first crop after a year of battling federal regulations to gain access to irrigation water.
Kim Phillips planted about 30 acres (12 hectares) of hemp in early June in Helena Valley, yielding about 20 acres (8 hectares) of the ...
Arlee 50, St. Ignatius 16
Big Timber 53, Three Forks 12
Bigfork 21, Townsend 14
Billings Central 49, Havre 0
Billings Senior 40, Butte 27
Billings West 14, Helena Capital 10
Bozeman 42, Helena 22
Bridger 90, Valier 51
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A community group in Helena has unveiled four possible designs to replace a Confederate memorial fountain that was removed from a city park last year amid outcry after a racially-motived shooting at a black church in South Carolina and a deadly white supremacist rally in ...
Candidates meet in debate in US House race in Montana
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte on Saturday touted his access to President Donald Trump, defended his accessibility to his Montana constituents and once again found himself answering questions about his assault on a reporter last year during a debate Saturday.
The first of ...
Montana Senate, House candidates hold back-to-back debates
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s candidates for U.S. Senate and House are holding the first of two back-to-back debates on Saturday.
First, Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, Democratic challenger Kathleen Williams and Libertarian Elinor Swanson meet in Helena at 6 p.m. That ...
Lee Enterprises names regional publisher for western Montana
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Lee Enterprises has named Paul McArthur as its regional publisher for western Montana.
McArthur will oversee operations for the Missoulian, the Ravalli Republic in Hamilton, the Independent Record in Helena and The Montana Standard in Butte. Tyler Miller will remain ...
Inmate sentenced for brandishing gun during carjacking
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who is serving a 100-year prison sentence for a homicide has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for brandishing a gun during a carjacking.
The U.S. attorney’s office says the federal sentence 29-year-old Branden Miesmer received Monday will ...
HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (AP) — A towboat fire prompted the U.S. Coast Guard to close a 10-mile stretch of the Mississippi River for more than seven hours between northeastern Arkansas and northwestern Mississippi.
A Coast Guard statement says the fire was reported about 10:30 a.m. ...
Montana lawmakers consider raising their own pay 69 percent
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers will consider giving themselves a 69 percent pay raise by changing the way their salaries are calculated when they meet in January.
The Legislative Council last month voted to draft a bill to base legislative pay on the average salaries of lawmakers ...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — In a story Aug. 29 about hunting grizzly bears, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the grizzly bear hunts scheduled Saturday for Idaho and Wyoming would be the first in the Rocky Mountains in more than 40 years. Montana last held a grizzly hunt in 1991.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana sheriff’s deputy who killed a suicidal man in February has been cleared.
The Independent Record reports that a Helena jury unanimously concluded Monday that Lewis and Clark County Deputy Andrew Blythe was justified in ...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Helena man to 25 years in prison for raping two girls under the age of 12 last year.
The Independent Record reports District Judge Kathy Seeley called the rapes a “heinous offense” as she sentenced Benjamin Lee Rose III to 100 years with 75 ...