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Man dies in crash north of Helena after pursuit by law enforcement

A pursuit that started in Cascade County ended with a fatal crash in Lewis and Clark County early Wednesday morning. The crash happened shortly after 1 a.m. at mile marker 106 on Highway 200, four miles west of Bowman's Corner at the intersections of Highways 200 and 287.

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-12-12 17:24:00

North America's most destructive bug is headed for Helena

The Emerald Ash Borer, the most destructive, exotic bug ever to invade North America, is devastating the green ashes in the yards and streets of Rapid City and Casper, and it is coming here. The invasive Asian bug selects only green ash trees and, unchecked, will kill more than 8,000 green ashes alo

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-12-12 14:00:00

Helena-area felony arrests reported Tuesday, Dec. 11

A 30-year-old Helena man is accused of assaulting a 1-year-old child. Michael Charles Haggerty is charged with assault on a minor, a felony. On Dec. 9 an officer responded to a call about an assault on a child. The mother of the child suspected Haggerty had bruised the child when he was babysitting

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-12-12 00:20:00

Helena seeks applicants to replace Judge Bob Wood, who is retiring after more than a decade

The city of Helena is seeking lawyers in good standing to replace Municipal Court Judge Bob Wood, who will retire from his position effective March 1. Wood, originally elected in 2007, is notable for being the first judge to preside full-time over Helena's Municipal Court. He ran unopposed in 2011 a

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-12-12 13:00:00

Game wardens seize illegal traps near Helena after dog gets caught at popular hiking area

Game wardens are investigating after a dog was caught in an illegally set trap in the Scratchgravel Hills. Warden Brooke Johnson received a number of calls after recreationists encountered the traps located on and near a popular trail near the John G. Mine Road trailhead. On Nov. 28, a dog was repor

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-12-10 22:42:00

Helena man charged in doctor's shooting death appears in court

The Helena man accused of being at fault in the death of Dr. Eugene "Buzz" Walton was arraigned in Lewis and Clark County's Justice Court on Monday afternoon. Gregg Robert Trude, 62, is being charged with negligent homicide and tampering with physical evidence. If convicted, Trude could face up to 3

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-12-10 22:01:00

Stand with Helena youth at Friday's Sandy Hook Remembrance

Last week I was honored to attend a meeting of Helena Youth Against Gun Violence. About 25 local high school students set aside sports, homework and busy social lives to launch their activities for the coming semester.

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-12-12 14:00:00

Audit finds minor issues with public defender division

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An audit of Montana's newly reorganized Office of the State Public Defender has found a couple of issues, but the agency head says steps have been taken to remedy the problems.

BOZEMAN DAILY CHRONICLE - 2018-12-12 17:07:33

Helena man accused of meth possession

A 25-year-old Helena man is accused of meth possession. Nathan Allen Slizeski is being charged with felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs and misdemeanor criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-12-10 23:00:00

Helena-area felony arrests reported Monday, Dec. 10

A 42-year-old Missoula man is accused of having multiple bags of meth. Marco Tate is being charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute, a felony.

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-12-10 23:08:00

Blizzard forecast for parts of northwestern Montana

HELENA, Mont. — The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for the northern Rocky Mountain Front and a winter storm warning for other parts of northwestern and southwestern Montana.

NBCMONTANA - 2018-12-11 11:57:30

Man pleads guilty to manufacturing homemade silencers

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A 52-year-old Miles City man who made silencers out of aluminum baseball bats, flashlights and bicycle stunt pegs has pleaded guilty to four firearms violations.

BOZEMAN DAILY CHRONICLE - 2018-12-11 17:31:32

'Niceness is Priceless': Kindness project started by student killed in crash expands to all Helena schools

This year, a kindness project that started as a Facebook page has expanded into an initiative that has taken over Helena's school district. The fundamental tenets of Niceness is Priceless are to spread kindness, inclusiveness and an anti-bullying message throughout the schools.

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-12-09 13:00:00

Montana court sides overrules attorney general on easements

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana Supreme Court has overruled Attorney General Tim Fox's legal opinion that the governor can't unilaterally approve large conservation easements. The court issued an order Tuesday siding with Gov. Steve Bullock, who argued that he doesn't need the state Land Board's approva

NBCMONTANA - 2018-12-11 13:14:09

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit To Block Montana Forest Project

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block a tree-thinning project in the Elkhorn Mountains near Helena. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen on Monday rejected arguments by Native Ecosystems Council and Montana Ecosystem Defense Council that the project conflicts

MTPR.ORG - 2018-12-10 23:03:22

Helena needs to ensure new leaders continue open-door policy

The Helena city commissioners and Mayor Wilmot Collins will be appointing a new city commissioner to replace outgoing Rob Farris-Olsen. For decades now, the local urban Indian community has had strong relationships with our local government and its leaders. As a result, the first Urban Indian Health

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-12-09 15:00:00

Body found in burned vehicle in northwestern Montana

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say a body was found in a vehicle that burned near Hungry Horse in northwestern Montana. Flathead County Sheriff’s Office officials said in a statement Monday that human remains were found in a car engulfed by flames in the woods near Lion Lake on Saturday.

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-12-10 07:00:00

East Helena man accused of stealing ATV

A 40-year-old East Helena man is accused of stealing an ATV and having meth. Shane Thomas Houle is charged with possession of dangerous drugs and theft, both felonies, and misdemeanor charges of criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and theft.

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-12-10 23:00:00

Missoula man accused of distributing meth

A 42-year-old Missoula man is accused of having multiple bags of meth. Marco Tate is being charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute, a felony.

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-12-10 23:00:00

Predators: Possible Allies in Fight Against Chronic Wasting Disease?

HELENA, Mont. – Could wolves and other large predators be border guards in the fight against Chronic Wasting Disease?. One biologist believes so, as CWD, an infectious neurological disease that affects deer, elk and moose populations, spreads in the Mountain West.

PUBLICNEWSSERVICE.ORG - 2018-12-10 07:00:00