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What's Happening? Movie night at Anaconda library, Brown Bag lunch talk, Burros club meets
The Friends of the Hearst Free Library will screen "The Shop Around the Corner" starring Margaret Sullivan and Jimmy Stewart at 6 p.m. at 401 Main St., Anaconda. The 1998 film, “You’ve Got Mail,” is a remake of this 1940 romantic comedy. The movie is free, as are the snacks. Details: 406-563-6932.
Name released of suspect in Deer Lodge officer-involved shooting
DEER LODGE - Officials have released the name of a man who allegedly shot at police officers before surrendering with serious injuries. Deer Lodge police say Timothy Wayne Sweet, 46, is still hospitalized in Missoula after he was shot in the arm by an officer after the Monday morning shootout.
What's Happening? Christmas concert in Anaconda, 'Little Women' at Orphan Girl
The Voices of the Pintlers will hold its Christmas concert at 7 p.m. at the Anaconda Junior/Senior High School Little Theater. The choral group is under the direction of Spencer Fehr and is part of the Anaconda Adult Education program. There will be familiar Christmas songs and solos.
Man who fired 50 rounds, then was shot by cop in Deer Lodge identified
The man who fired between 50 and 60 shots in Deer Lodge Monday before being shot by a police officer has been identified. Powell County Sheriff Scott Howard said the man is Timothy Wayne Sweet, 46. His address is the house where the Monday incident took place, in the 800 block of Higgins Avenue.
Judge on attacker: 'I think he needs to spend more time in prison'
Saying he was tired of his excuses and failures in many treatment programs, a judge sentenced Ross Robert Habets to another five years in the Montana State Prison on Thursday — this time for trying to strangle his wife.
Employee of Peppermint Patty's in Anaconda arrested for breaking in
Police say a man who works at Peppermint Patty’s restaurant in Anaconda was caught breaking into the place Sunday night and was arrested. A man who was at his parent’s home across from the restaurant at 1212 E. Park St. said he saw someone with a backpack outside the building around 9:30 p.m. Sunday
The sunshine gets a little brighter for Anaconda
Anaconda residents will get their first taste in early January of what the rest of Anaconda’s Superfund cleanup could look like. Though specific details on exactly when and where have not been established yet, officials are penciling in early January as the month in which the public will be able to
Butte man gets 15 years in prison after squatting in deployed service member's home
District Court Judge Ed McLean sentenced Erik Robert Hunt on Wednesday to 15 years in the state prison for squatting in the home of a military service member deployed to Iraq, for stealing and selling his belongings, and for then going on a crime spree while awaiting trial on the initial charges.
National Finals Rodeo: Deer Lodge's Chase Brooks wins buckle at first NFR
LAS VEGAS — Chase Brooks has perfect timing. The Deer Lodge cowboy scored the first 90-point saddle bronc ride of his young career to win his first go-round buckle at his first National Finals Rodeo during his first time at the Thomas and Mack Center.
Man Charged With Negligent Homicide Must Stay In Montana
A Montana man charged with negligent homicide in the shooting death of Dr. Eugene Walton the second was arraigned Monday afternoon. Gregg Robert Trude was with Walton in Helena’s old Kmart parking lot, when a gun went off and killed Walton. Officials haven’t said who shot the gun. Trude is ordered t
Man sentenced for criminal endangerment in Butte rollover
Clifford Wyatt Ascheman, 29, was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison, plus five more suspended, for criminal endangerment. The charges stem from an incident on July 21 in which Ascheman was driving at a high rate of speed while intoxicated, refused to slow down despite his passenger begging
Suspect hospitalized after officer-involved shooting in Deer Lodge
DEER LODGE - A suspect has been airlifted to a Missoula hospital after reportedly exchanging gunfire with officers Monday morning. Powell County Sheriff Scott Howard says the incident started on Sunday night when officers responded to a verbal altercation between the suspect and his girlfriend. Poli
Last naturalization ceremony of the year held in Butte
BUTTE, Mont. — Two dozen immigrants from all across the world became official U.S. citizens Wednesday. It was Montana’s last naturalization ceremony of the year, which took place at the Mike Mansfield Federal Courthouse in Butte.
With no Evel Knievel Days in sight, county board allocates $100K to Butte festivals
Butte’s SARTA board voted Tuesday night to expend its full budget authority over funds reserved for Butte festivals, handing out $100,000 to eight separate events — and Evel Knievel Days wasn’t one of them.
Historic holiday star reborn at Steward headframe
With winds gusting between 25 and 30 miles per hour and a wind-chill dipping into the teens, officials from the World Museum of Mining and volunteers braved the cold temperatures Wednesday afternoon as they affixed a recently refurbished 6-foot holiday star that traditionally adorned the top of the
Armed standoff in Deer Lodge ends with one person shot
One person was shot after an armed standoff in Deer Lodge Monday morning. Powell County High School was placed on lockdown as a precaution at 8:50 a.m. but was reopened as of about 11:30 am. The incident took place a few blocks away from the school.
More than 50 shots fired before officer's shot stopped Deer Lodge rampage
The man shot by a Deer Lodge police officer Monday fired between 50 and 60 shots during the barricade situation, Powell County Sheriff Scott Howard said Tuesday. Howard said someone easily could have been injured just walking by the house that morning. He said he does not know whether drugs or alcoh
Police in armed standoff with unidentified person in Deer Lodge
An armed standoff was going on between law enforcement and an unidentified person in a Deer Lodge residence Monday morning. Powell County High School was placed on lockdown for a brief period but was reopened as of 11:30 a.m.
Anaconda youth program finds new home
When Karen McCarthy co-founded the Youth Empowerment Services after school and summer enrichment program in Anaconda in 2016, the organization served just a few students. But flash forward two years later, and the program now serves around 15 students and offers a whole host of activities. What’s mo
Police blotter: Man pulls gun; raising cane; drank too much; wouldn't move along
A Butte man was arrested early Saturday morning for allegedly pulling a pistol — later identified as a pellet gun — on a group of other men who then wrestled him to the ground.