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Montana man accused of gun threats charged in Butte
25-year-old Shane Casey of Great Falls was charged Thursday, August 16 with one count of aggravated burglary, one count of robbery, and one count of criminal trespass to a vehicle.
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Jefferson County's annual fair to bring rodeo, carousel, animals and more to Boulder area
Police blotter: Big Butte vandalism suspect, partner assault and rap at the splash pad
Police have a suspect for last week’s Big Butte vandalism, when a truck drove through the chain link barrier on a road leading to the “M.” Officers are attempting to contact the suspect, who lives in both Colorado and Butte. According to police, if the suspect committed the vandalism, he will most l
Stage 1 fire restrictions to be imposed on all of Butte-Silver Bow County
Campfires will not allowed anywhere in Butte-Silver Bow County unless they are in approved recreation sites with metal or concrete rings.Butte-Silver Bow commissioners, at the request of Fire Chief Jeff Miller, approved the county-wide restrictions through an emergency resolution Wednesday night. Th
Butte Detention Center Overcrowding: A local look at a statewide problem
The wheels of a Butte Detention Center office chair roar as they speed from one side of the small, horseshoe-shaped housing control room to another. Its keeper on duty, Sean Brown, is responsible for pushing dozens of buttons on wooden panels and clicking pixelated shapes on a computer screen that o
'Rhythm and Brews' Festival to bring local beer and more to Butte's Original Mineyard
“Rhythm and Brews” Festival, sponsored by Big Brothers, Big Sisters, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Original Mineyard.
A bright future: New Butte sewing shop sports retro vibe and vibrant outdoor mural
Shop owner Kim Merkle says she comes from a family of artists, and now she’s using her artistic sensibility to operate her own textile and sewing shop in Butte.Suzy Q’s Sewing & Repair opened June 1 on Farragut Avenue.Merkle is the driving force behind the new shop, where the Butte resident sells ev
55-year-old Butte man reported missing found dead Tuesday night
According to police, they received a call around 6 p.m. from a woman walking near Hail Columbia Gulch. The woman said she saw a copper-orange vehicle that matched the police description for the car Thomas Forrest, who was last seen by family on Saturday, may have been driving.
Butte Silver-Bow Fire Department seeks help in garage fire investigation
The Uptown fire, which destroyed two vehicles, damaged four surrounding structures and left 6,600 Butte residents without power, is under investigation and is suspicious, according to Butte Silver-Bow Fire Chief Jeff Miller.
New fall fashion: Butte Central Elementary students model their new school uniforms
Sirsea Berger, 9, shows off her new plaid uniform she'll wear at Butte Central Elementary this fall. Central Elementary students haven't been required to wear uniforms in almost 50 years.
Man gets suspended sentence for sexually assaulting woman in her sleep
A judge gave a man a 20-year suspended sentence Thursday for having sex with a Butte woman who was asleep and unaware after a night of drinking.District Judge Kurt Krueger went along with a plea deal in the case, but warned 25-year-old Aaron James Navarro that if he did not complete sex-offender tre
Butte delivery company collects donated school supplies
“Some parents just don’t have it, and it’s just great that we can help,” said Jim Miller, owner of Let Us Run.
25-year-old man points gun at two people, demands their car keys
A 25-year-old man pointed a gun at two people early Wednesday morning, demanding keys to their vehicles.According to Sheriff Ed Lester, Butte police responded to a report of a man with a gun on the 1100 block of West Steele Street. A man had answered his door to another man pointing a handgun at him
Trial pushed back for man accused of sexually assaulting girl
The trial for a man accused of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl in Butte has been pushed back again, this time to October.Matthew Joseph Rodriguez, 32, was to go on trial June 18, but defense attorneys wanted more time to prepare so it was moved to Sept. 4.Public Defender Walter Hennessey asked
Police blotter: A bashed car, stolen Xbox, strangulation and underage drinking
Bashing a car and stealing an XboxPolice arrested a 19-year-old woman for stealing her boyfriend’s Xbox and bashing her car into one of his relative’s vehicles. On Monday, police received a call from a man on Wall Street who said he his Xbox was stolen by his ex-girlfriend, who took it through his b
Police following 2 leads on person who drove through chain link barrier behind Big Butte
The driver that broke through the barrier, which keeps vehicles from driving up Big Butte, was caught on a video that has over 19,000 views on the Butte-Silver Bow Law Enforcement Department's Facebook page.
Republicans are enraged at Pearl Jam for promoting an upcoming concert in Montana with a poster of the White House burning
The rock group's Twitter account says the official poster from the rock group's Missoula, Montana, show Monday is a collaboration between bassist Jeff Ament and artist Bobby Brown.
Butte Police asking for public’s help to find suspect
“We got about 100 volunteers up there and filled about 6 dumpsters with garbage including sofas, chairs -- anything you can think of we found,” said Montgomery.
Mine bust: Butte police arrest two men in Highlands mine break-in
Police say the worker moved out of sight and watched as two men entered the mineyard. The worker, who had a gun at his side, called police and told the men to stay put until officers arrived.
Butte tech company co-winner of $47 million defense contract, to double workforce
Synesis7 Corp. may soon have to install new desks at its office on North Alaska Street in Uptown Butte.That’s because the company will see around 25 new employees come through its doors in the months ahead thanks to a four-year, $47 million contract that the U.S. Department of Defense recently award