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Great Falls man originally charged with breaking into home now facing new charges

A Great Falls man is facing a new theft charge this week after authorities tied him to another incident that reportedly took place two days before his arrest. Cascade County sheriff's deputies believe Loren Alexander broke into a man's home in Black Eagle on March 13, assaulted him, bound him with d

GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE - 2018-03-20 21:14:27

Man arrested Saturday in Great Falls after allegedly swinging a club at vehicles

Police arrested a man Saturday who was reportedly swinging a wooden club at cars in a residential area. According to court filings, the man's statements made little sense to responders and the arresting officers, with whom he became combative. Gerald A. Stillsmoking, 30, is charged with disorderly


Arrest made in Helena suspicious deaths

One woman was arrested March 16th on numerous drug charges after attempting to steal honey from the Walmart of Smelter Ave. One woman was arrested March 16th on numerous drug charges after attempting to steal honey from the Walmart of Smelter Ave. On March 17th, police responded to a report of a m

KULR8 - 2018-03-20 18:28:00

Montana sheriff to resign as part of plea agreement in domestic violence, misconduct case

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. GREAT FALLS - A Montana sheriff has agreed to resign after reaching a plea agreement that settles misdemeanor domestic violence and official misconduct charges. The Great Falls Tribune reports Pondera County Sheriff Carl Suta reached the agreement on Fri

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-03-20 21:45:00

Growing Central Montana's business opportunities

Since spring has sprung the Great Falls Development Authority has wasted no time the promotion of the Electric City and the surrounding area. This week representatives head to Alberta and Ohio to further business and agricultural opportunities. Already this year G-F-D-A has visited Michigan, Nevada

KFBB NEWSCHANNEL 5 - 2018-03-22 01:55:00

Grizzly bears spotted along Rocky Mountain Front

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - State wildlife officials say grizzly bears have begun leaving their dens along the Rocky Mountain Front. Fish, Wildlife and Parks bear management specialist Mike Madel said Tuesday that based on reported sightings and footprints, he estimates four or five bears are out. Mad

KULR8 - 2018-03-20 23:14:00

8th Annual STEAM Expo in Great Falls

Join Great Falls Public Schools for the 8th annual STEAM Expo. STEAM, or science, technology, engineering, art and math, will feature mentorships, demonstrations, and "real-world" investigations for the public to observe, enjoy and learn. This year's STEAM will take place on Saturday, March 24th fr

KFBB NEWSCHANNEL 5 - 2018-03-22 02:40:00

Second doctor who saw Robert Back testifies at trial, disputes family's account

The last licensed health care provider to examine Robert Back before his life-altering brain injury said Back's family was categorically looking for "return-to-play" clearance when they set up an appointment with him in 2014. Dr. Thomas Triehy of Great Falls Clinic disputed several points made by Bu

GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 00:20:55

Best Beer Selection in Great Falls: Mighty Mo Brewing Company

Great Falls' selection for best beer lineup this year all came from the same source: Mighty Mo Brewing Co. The downtown brewery regularly rotates seasonal beers and has established a strong list of regular brews since it opened in 2013. Notable "keepers" include the Dam Fog American wheat ale, Lip

GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE - 2018-03-20 22:10:04

Car show, bazaar just two of many weekend events in Great Falls

Subscribed, but don't have a login? ORCHESTRA CONCERT What: Come celebrate Music in Our Schools Month and the Great Falls Public Schools' wonderful string music programs at the annual Orchestra MIOSM concert. Performers include the combined East and North Middle School 8th grade groups and C.M. Russ

GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE - 2018-03-20 14:01:57

Coroner releases names of Cascade County inmates who died in custody

Officials on Monday released the names of two men who died in unrelated incidents while in custody at the Cascade County Detention Center on March 10. Roger Lee Wells, 64, and Leland C. Bennett, 23, both of Great Falls, are those who died, Fergus County Coroner Dick Brown said in a release. Wells


Area beneath ExpoPark grandstand in Great Falls unsafe: Horse race betting windows moving

It's seems losing a wager is no longer the worst thing that could happen when a horse racing fan visits the betting window underneath the Montana ExpoPark grandstand. Concrete fragments are falling from the ceiling beneath the aging facility. Cascade County officials said last week engineers determi


After 30 years, Yogo Sapphire Jewelry in Great Falls is closing

"I've always had a love of jewelry and gems," said Phyllis Gunther. "I went over to Helena to the gem gravels and I decided I wanted to cut them myself. So, I bought a cutter and some books and taught myself to cut." Gunther has come a long way from the self-taught gem faceting she used to do. She a


Bigger, better clinic in works for veterans in Great Falls

Subscribed, but don't have a login? The Montana Veteran's Administration Health Care System is looking for a new, larger location for the community-based outpatient clinic in Great Falls to increase space for services such as primary care, behavioral health and telehealth, officials said. The openin


Women who fled Great Falls Walmart cited for shoplifting, drug possession

Great Falls police cited a women for shoplifting and drug possession Friday. Macedonia Mondragon, 32, allegedly fled Walmart on the northeast side of town with a bag of items that were later discovered discarded near businesses east of the store, police said. Items in the bag included socks and clot


C.M. Russell Museum top pick in Greatest of Great Falls

Considered by many to be the finest western artist in U.S. history, Charles Marion Russell spent most of his life in central Montana. The C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls is visited by 35,000 people annually to view the relevant exhibitions and participate in events. The C.M. Russell Museum holds


Man charged with mischief, trespass at Western Art Show for allegedly harassing artists

Subscribed, but don't have a login? A 25-year-old man arrested at the Western Art Show on Thursday for allegedly harassing artists reportedly tried spitting on police and kicked the back door of a patrol car so hard it will need to be replaced. Lee William Mitchell is charged with felony criminal m


Pizza delivery vehicle stolen, suspect flees on foot

BAGHDAD (NBC NEWS)- A military helicopter with U.S. service members aboard crashed in Iraq late Thursday, U.S. Central Command and military officials said. All seven service members aboard American helicopter that crashed in Iraq were killed. "A U.S. military aircraft has crashed in western Iraq wit


New wind farm coming to greater Great Falls

A new wind farm is coming to the Great Falls area, a Duluth, Minn.-company announced this week. ALLETE Clean Energy's new 80-megawatt wind farm will supply NorthWestern Energy. Public Service Commissioner Travis Kavulla said his understanding is that the wind farm will be at Spion Kop, adjacent to t


Great Falls musher finishes 39th at Iditarod

Great Falls dentist Brett Bruggeman, a rookie musher who began his sled-dog career along with his teenage son Spencer only a few years ago, was safely in Nome, Alaska, Friday afternoon after successfully finishing the 46th annual Iditarod. Bruggeman, a former BYU linebacker who owns Bruggeman Endodo