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  • Kalispell double-fatal DUI suspect due back in court

    November 6, 2013 9:38 PM

    KALISPELL - The Kalispell man who is accused of driving drunk and killing two people in a head-on crash last month is due back in court on Thursday. Joseph Powell, 46, is charged with two counts of negligent homicide after authorities say he drove the wrong way on U.S.... more »
  • Strike threat at Hostess could kill off Twinkies

    April 17, 2012 5:38 PM

    The maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread heads to court Tuesday to try to throw out its union contracts, in a battle that leaves the iconic baker's future very much in doubt. Hostess Brands, which makes Ding Dongs and a variety of other sweet treats, is asking the bankruptcy... more »
  • Man pleads not guilty in Kalispell run over attempt

    April 12, 2012 6:13 PM

    KALISPELL- A man says he's not guilty of trying to run someone over with a vehicle. Zachariha Dawson, 34, allegedly tried to run over a person with a car outside Paddy's Touchdown Lounge in Kalispell last month. Dawson was also reportedly involved in a two vehicle accident that same... more »
  • Libby woman accused in standoff pleads not guilty

    April 9, 2012 6:56 PM

    LIBBY- A Libby woman who is accused of triggering a standoff with law enforcement says she's not guilty. Gloria Sprinkle, 53, reportedly fired a rifle at her husband who escaped unhurt and then fired another round during the standoff that ensued and lasted roughly 18½ hours last month. ... more »
  • Man facing theft charges in multiple counties requests continuance

    March 29, 2012 8:22 PM

    KALISPELL- A Flathead County jail inmate who tried to escape during a court hearing has asked for more time before committing to a plea agreement. Last December, Jonathan Graves reportedly attempted to run out of the county justice building, and managed to knock over a peace officer who lost... more »
  • Accused murderer enters plea in Glendive courtroom

    March 27, 2012 6:08 PM

    GLENDIVE - A former Billings man accused of killing his ex-wife in Glendive four years ago entered his plea in court Tuesday morning. Walter Larson Jr. appeared before Judge Richard Simonton in Dawson County District Court. Larson is accused of lying in wait and then strangling Susan Casey,... more »
  • Flathead Valley man pleads guilty to federal drug charges

    March 26, 2012 5:34 PM

    MISSOULA - A Flathead Valley man, who prosecutors say headed a medical marijuana distribution network, reluctantly pled guilty to federal drug charges in court Monday morning. Christopher Ryan Durbin would have been one of the first people to go to trial in the federal medical marijuana raids. As Durbin... more »
  • Helena man pleads not guilty in drunk dog case

    March 22, 2012 5:45 PM

    HELENA-Todd Howard Schrier of Helena has pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty after being charged with giving a dog alcohol to the point of where "Arly" couldn't stand up, let alone walk a straight line. The incident reportedly occurred on March 1st, when an off-duty bartender at Smith's Bar... more »
  • Bigfork man pleads guilty to five bank robberies

    March 21, 2012 7:43 PM

    MISSOULA- During a federal court session in Missoula Wednesday, 56-year-old resident of Bigfork Steven Dee Norred pled guilty to five counts of bank robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence. In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy J.... more »
  • Pleas entered in Flathead Amber Alert kidnapping case

    March 15, 2012 11:19 PM

    KALISPELL- The two men who were arrested for their alleged role in abducting a 12-year-old Evergreen girl, say they are not guilty. Edgard Le and Dennis Nelson face felony charges of custodial interference after the men drove from California to Evergreen to get the girl after Le reportedly had... more »
  • Veterans court system proposed for Helena, Great Falls

    March 15, 2012 10:51 PM

    HELENA- Some Montana veterans would like to see a new veterans court system in which veterans who commit certain crimes would get treatment instead of jail time. Paul Harman, the Veterans Justice Outreach Specialist at VA Montana says they would like to see a special court in Helena and... more »
  • York woman sentenced in animal cruelty case

    March 15, 2012 8:14 PM

    YORK- Amy Wilson of York has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals and Judge Mike Swingley then sentenced Wilson to one year suspended with no fine. Wilson was charged with animal cruelty after her neighbors repeatedly reported seeing dogs chained up outside without food or... more »
  • Flathead Co. man may be 1st to trial in federal marijuana raids

    March 15, 2012 8:01 PM

    MISSOULA- The case involving the federal raid of a Flathead County medical marijuana dispensary will likely be the first one in the state to go to trial. Some defendants charged in the federal raids have already pleaded guilty, but the U.S. Attorneys Office for the District of Montana officials... more »
  • Convicted sex offender in Flathead Co. court again

    March 14, 2012 7:46 PM

    KALISPELL- Brian Nauman was originally arrested in 1999 after being charged with sexual intercourse without consent on a 12 year old girl. 13 years later, Nauman re-appeared in Flathead District Court Wednesday, after allegedly being found in the company of three young children. A Flathead County Probation Officer Kyle... more »
  • Missoula casino ticket forgery suspect due in court

    March 12, 2012 11:32 AM

    MISSOULA- A man living in a Missoula motel who is facing charges for allegedly forging casino tickets is scheduled to appear in a Missoula courtroom on Monday afternoon. Andrew Golie faces charges for conspiracy to commit forgery and theft after authorities received word from local casinos of altered casino... more »
  • Guilty plea entered in Missoula prostitution case

    March 7, 2012 7:44 PM

    MISSOULA- A man admitted to running a prostitution business with his brother in Missoula during a Wednesday morning appearance in Missoula District Court. Leroy Edwards pled guilty to promoting prostitution with prosecutors saying police picked up Edwards in December when an undercover officer arrested one of the girls who... more »
  • Hamilton man admits to defrauding investors of millions

    March 7, 2012 7:20 PM

    MISSOULA- A Hamilton man has admitted to bilking investors out of nearly $2 million, pleading guilty to multiple charges of conspiracy and fraud in U.S. District Court. Dan Two Feathers is one of three men charged by a federal grand jury with running the complicated "Ponzi" scheme in 2008.... more »
  • Man pleads guilty for Evergreen bar bomb threat

    March 1, 2012 7:03 PM

    KALISPELL- A man who is facing a charge of felony intimidation pleaded guilty in Flathead County District Court on Thursday for making a bomb threat at the Rainbow Bar in Evergreen last year. Scott Kelly Walsh was inside the Rainbow Bar on September 9th last year when he allegedly... more »
  • Men involved in taking Evergreen teen to CA, appear in court

    February 29, 2012 11:14 PM

    KALISPELL- The two men who were arrested by authorities after taking off to California with a 12- year-old Evergreen girl made their initial appearances in Flathead Justice Court on Wednesday.
  • Kalispell man pleas guilty to possession of child porn

    February 29, 2012 11:02 PM

    KALISPELL- A 29 year old Kalispell man pleads guilty to possession of child pornography in federal court. Court documents state that in March of 2011, the Flathead County Sheriff's Department obtained a search warrant for Justin Snow's home, as part of an Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation.... more »
  • Missoula prostitution business suspect enters plea

    February 28, 2012 5:51 PM

    MISSOULA- A man who is accused of running a prostitution business in Missoula pleaded not guilty to the charge against him during a Tuesday court appearance. Clifton Oliver is being charged with felony promoting prostitution. Prosecutors say an employee at a Missoula Hotel told police Oliver checked into the hotel... more »
  • Men arrested for Bozeman home invasion appear in court

    February 21, 2012 5:40 PM

    BOZEMAN- Four men arrested in connection with a home invasion and armed robbery in Bozeman appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court Tuesday. Bail was set at $25,000 for each of the four men, Rodney Sheppard Jr., 20; Robert Cole, 21; Ryan Humphrey, 19; and Matthew Tan, 20. Tan... more »
  • Suspects in Arnold case appear in Sidney courtroom

    February 14, 2012 6:05 PM

    SIDNEY- The two Colorado men who are accused of kidnapping and possibly killing Sidney teacher Sherry Arnold are now back in custody in Montana. Lester Waters Jr., 47, and Michael Spell, 22, made their initial appearances in a Sidney courtroom Tuesday afternoon. The men are each facing a felony charge... more »
  • Kalispell man pleads not guilty after toddler found in road

    February 9, 2012 7:23 PM

    KALISPELL- A 21-year-old Kalispell man, arrested after his 2-year-old son was found unattended and sitting in the middle of a road, pled not guilty to a felony charge of negligent endangerment. Russell Flanigan made his plea in Flathead District Court Thursday to the charges of negligent endangerment, a felony,... more »
  • Butte judge pleads not guilty in methadone case

    February 8, 2012 5:11 PM

    BUTTE- Butte Justice of the Peace Bob Lee pleaded not guilty to all charges in both Jefferson and Deer Lodge county court on Wednesday. Lee is charged in two counties with 34 felony counts of fraudulently obtaining dangerous drugs, 12 of those count being in Deer Lodge County and... more »
  • Man sentenced in Missoula prostitution case back in court

    February 6, 2012 6:01 PM

    MISSOULA- A Missoula man who was sentenced for promoting prostitution last year was back in court on Monday to face the same charge. A judge gave Terrance Edwards a five year probationary sentence for the crime last February, but prosecutors say Edwards then stopped checking in with his probation... more »
  • Man accused in Whitefish home invasion sentenced

    February 2, 2012 7:27 PM

    KALISPELL- A man accused of being involved in a home invasion near Whitefish last summer was sentenced to five years in the Department of Corrections for other crimes he committed in 2005 and 2008. Kevin Gaethle was convicted in 2005 and 2008 of criminal possession of dangerous drugs. He... more »
  • Billings couple sentenced for running prostitution ring

    February 1, 2012 6:17 PM

    BILLINGS- Gregory and Myong Suk McFarland, a couple that ran a prostitution ring out of their Billings businesses, were sentenced in federal court on Wednesday to 13 months in prison. The sentence came despite passionate argument from the defendants that incarceration would be punishment for "punishment's sake." The... more »
  • Hutterites sentenced in illegal pesticide case that killed horses

    January 30, 2012 7:42 PM

    MISSOULA- During a federal court session in Missoula on Monday, the Seville Colony, Edward Waldner, and Thomas Wipf of Cut Bank were sentenced in connection with the use of illegal pesticides that resulted in the deaths of horses. The Colony was sentenced to 1 year of unsupervised probation and... more »
  • Kalispell stabbing suspect's arraignment rescheduled

    January 26, 2012 10:07 PM

    KALISPELL- A man who is accused of breaking into a Kalispell family's home and then stabbing the male homeowner was supposed to appear in court Thursday, but he will have to wait. Dante Kier, of Santa Barbara, California, will be charged with deliberate homicide at his arraignment, which will... more »
  • Evergreen cousins' drug charges case dismissed

    January 26, 2012 7:36 PM

    EVERGREEN- Two men, accused of trying to convert marijuana into hashish last year, will walk away without any criminal charges. Evergreen cousins, Matthew and Tyler Shepard were burned in a house explosion back in March, while converting their medical marijuana into Honey Oil (a kind of oil they say... more »
  • Men accused of Arnold kidnapping appear in ND court

    January 17, 2012 6:31 PM

    Two men accused of kidnapping Sidney schoolteacher appeared before a North Dakota District Judge Tuesday afternoon for an extradition hearing. Lester Waters Jr. 47, and Michael Spell, 22, appeared before District Judge Joshua Rustad with court appointed counsel. Judge Rustad set an extradition bond at $2.5 million. Q2... more »
  • Alleged illegal Stevi marijuana business owners in court

    January 13, 2012 6:28 PM

    HAMILTON- The men who are accused of running an illegal medical marijuana business in Ravalli County appeared in court for the first time since the charges were filed against them. Tony Smith, Kelly Goosey, Ned Smartt and Thomas Patterson are all facing felony drug charges in connection to the... more »

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