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Coroner identifies man who died after gun discharged in old K-Mart parking lot

Walton, 48, died after a hunting rifle discharged and a round struck him Sunday afternoon.

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-10-22 16:16:00

Police blotter: String of criminal mischief, assault and drugs

On Monday, police said they received calls from several other complainants, stating their vehicles had also been damaged. Windows were broken, mirrors were missing, a rock went through a windshield and a garbage can was knocked over, police said. The 11 reports were linked to Aguilar, as they occurr

MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-10-22 22:00:00

Brain cancer 72 percent higher in Butte and Anaconda, researcher says

Brain and central-nervous-system cancers in Butte-Silver Bow and Anaconda-Deer Lodge counties were 72 percent higher than all other Montana counties from 2000 to 2015, according to an independent epidemiologist.That’s part of the new information Suzanne McDermott, a professor from the University of


Butte Police name Bryce Foley the Domestic Violence Officer of the Year

Butte-Silver Bow Law Enforcement recently named Officer Bryce Foley its Domestic Violence Officer of the Year.In a Monday interview, Foley talked about the award and how he was chosen. He explained that with every domestic violence case, victims fill out a feedback questionnaire that helps law enfor

MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-10-23 01:00:00

Man dies after hunting rifle accidentally fired in Kmart parking lot, Helena police say

A 48-year-old man died after a hunting rifle was discharged in the old Kmart parking lot on Sunday afternoon, according to Helena Police Department Lt. Brett Petty.Officers responded to the scene after dispatch received multiple reports of gunshots near an older red truck. After arriving, officers f

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-10-21 22:45:00

Slow start to hunting season in west-central Montana

“The warm weather certainly played a role in the lack of hunter success, and we’ll expect that to change as the season moves along,” said Scott Eggeman, FWP wildlife biologist in the Blackfoot area.

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-10-22 18:22:00

A 39-year-old Helena woman died after being struck by a car

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BOZEMAN DAILY CHRONICLE - 2018-10-22 13:48:11

Hunters check fewer animals in west-central Montana

This opening weekend of the rifle hunting season Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks check stations near Bonner and Darby recorded the lowest combined totals of harvested elk and deer for opening weekend since 1999.The Anaconda station is not open this year; instead two chronic wasting disease surveillan

MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-10-22 18:22:00

TGIF: Things to do in Butte this week

Experts share thoughts on ‘Pandemic of 1918’+3Father Patrick BerettaOne hundred years ago, the tragic toll of the great influenza pandemic reached an unimaginable scale in Montana.Join Father Patrick Beretta, Dr. John Pullman and Ellen Crain of the Butte Archives for “When the Blue Death Plagued Mon


Helena woman dies after being hit by car Friday night

A 39-year-old Helena woman, Tracy Lee Simmons, passed away Saturday morning after being hit by a vehicle on Prospect Avenue on Friday night.


Thousands visit Grant-Kohrs Ranch for annual Pumpkin Sunday event

From left, Kirby Shindurling, 10; Ethan Jaeger, 10; and Kailey O'Connell, 8, make candles during the annual Pumpkin Sunday at Grant-Kohrs Ranch. Candle making was something historic ranchers might have done in preparation for winter, ranch staff said.

MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-10-22 12:00:00

Going for the gold in the mountains of Montana

Through a program that began in 2011, Barrick Gold Corp.-owned Golden Sunlight has paid out more than $45 million to small miners in the last seven years, company officials say. All of it has been for gold dug out of old mine dumps – of which there are tens of thousands around the state, according t

MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-10-21 12:00:00

Couple brings Butte's Norman Charles Block back from the brink

It served first as a boarding house after it was built in 1898, and then it became Butte’s first hospital around 1907. But by the time Bart and Dana Wackerbarth bought the Norman Charles Block in 2017, it was uninhabited except for squatters and was so full of trash from a previous owners’ businesse

MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-10-21 17:00:00

Red Roof Cafe on Euclid Avenue burns down

An early morning fire off Euclid Avenue left a Helena landmark a "total loss."A call about a fire was made at 3:41 a.m. Saturday morning. Fred Pippin, battalion chief for the Helena Fire Department, said a mutual aid call was made to Jefferson City, West Valley Volunteer Fire Department and Lewis an


Police blotter: Stalking and burglary

According to police, Kristin Vinecke continues to send unwanted texts to the victim. At 7 p.m. on Thursday, she was arrested in the 10 block of East Iron Street for violation of release condition and stalking.


Montana woman pleads guilty to stealing from ailing mother

BUTTE, Montana (AP) — A Butte woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $27,000 from her 72-year-old mother, who has cancer.


Butte jail facing overcrowding issue

BUTTE, Mont. —The Butte-Silver Bow Sheriff’s Department says their jail is too crowded.Officials say this week they reached the highest number of inmates they’ve had in a while.Normally the department deals with 110 inmates but they tell NBC Montana they’re now at 120.Undersheriff George Skuletich s


Salvation Army official: 'We have mismanaged our operations in Butte'

Burton Kinyon, seen here at right with his brother, R.H. "Harry" Kinyon, died in 2010 and left more than $1.8 million to two charities for children and the Salvation Army in Butte. "He always wanted to do something for the kids and the town," says longtime friend Brian Garrett.


Anaconda gets cozy with Misty Mountain Teas

From left, Bekah Niland and Nancy Eller pose for a picture at Misty Mountain Teas at 207 Cherry St. in Anaconda. Nostalgic for the tearoom in their former hometown of Westerville, Ohio, the mother-and-daughter team opened Misty Mountain Teas in July.


High school football standings (through Oct. 20)

Standings Through Oct. 20Class AAConf.OverallBozeman9-09-0Billings West8-18-1Helena7-27-2Kalispell Flathead7-27-2Billings Senior6-36-3Missoula Sentinel4-54-5Great Falls4-54-5Kalispell Glacier4-54-5Butte4-54-5Helena Capital4-54-5Great Falls CMR2-72-7Missoula Big Sky2-72-7Missoula Hellgate2-72-7Billin