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Helena man accused of assaulting detention officer

A 35-year-old Helena man is accused of hitting a detention officer in the face. Zachariah Seth Bennett is charged with felony assault on a peace officer. On Feb. 16, a detention officer was attempting to bring Bennett back to his cell when Bennett struck the officer in the face. Another detention of


Sex offender accused of molesting a child and filming girls in Helena swimming pools

A registered sex offender who resides in Helena is accused of sexually assaulting a child and filming underage girls in local swimming pools. Aaron Luke Thompson, 43, is charged with sexual assault and two counts of sexual abuse of children, all felonies.


Montana man charged with raping 8-year-old can't be tried, U.S. Supreme Court rules

Montana’s attempt to carve a legal path forward and prosecute the man linked by DNA to a decades-old home invasion and child rape has been denied. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a petition for a writ of certiorari by Montana Attorney General Tim Fox that sought a ruling allowing prosecutor


Helena businesses are keeping busy with legislature and events

Sometimes, in the essence of providing you with business “news” and wanting the information shared with you to be new, I forget businesses that have been here a long time that are still providing great service and products. One of those is Woody’s Carwash. Woody’s (located on the corner of Cedar and


More than 7,000 sign petition to sell Montana to Canada for $1 trillion to pay down national debt

More than 7,000 people have signed a petition to “sell” Montana to Canada for $1 trillion and use the proceeds to pay down the U.A. national debt – and it seems our northern neighbors would gladly welcome this bite out of the 49th Parallel.


Ice fishing: Try Canyon Ferry for rainbow trout

Anglers are reminded that ice conditions can be extremely variable. Extreme caution should be used when accessing the ice. Canyon Ferry: Rainbow trout continue to be caught near shore on the south end of the reservoir using ice jigs and flies tipped with worms or maggots. Yellow perch, and a few wal


Suicide prevention program in Helena schools

With Montana being toward the top of the list every year for suicide, some schools in the Helena area are trying to change that. East Valley Middle School is one of the many schools in the Helena area implementing the Signs of Suicide Prevention Program. The program begins with a 25-minute education


Winco To Enter Montana With 2 Stores

WinCo Foods is entering its 10th state on March 3 with the opening of two stores in Montana. The stores – WinCo's 125th and 126th locations – will be located in Helena and Billings, and each will measure roughly 84,000 square feet. Each will be staffed by about 150 associates from nearby communities


Carroll College men's soccer team earns academic honor

HELENA — The United Soccer Coaches awarded the Carroll College men's soccer team the Team Academic Award for excellence in the classroom. "We continue to build on our reputation of academic excellence," Saints coach Doug Mello said in a press release. "With Javi (Porras) being named the national sch


Montana DOT Proposes Two Substantial Upgrades For Town Along Highway 89

Last week, the Montana Department of Transportation announced two proposed projects for the Fairfield area. Both undertakings are focused on heavily-travelled Highway 89, also known as Park Way.


Rock climbing accident survivor reunites with rescuers

HELENA, Mont. -- Eight months ago, Kaylene Murphy lost an arm, a leg and almost her life in a freak rock climbing accident in Big Timber. But on a recent Friday night, the 32-year-old welcomed to her home the group of people she credits for being alive.


Helena High girls blow past Missoula Big Sky, 72-24

MISSOULA – Helena High may have lost their first game of the season last week, but they proved on Tuesday night why they still might be the favorite to bring home their third straight class AA basketball title.


A pioneering spirit: Remembering Montana native and renowned author Patricia Nell Warren

The Godmother of LGBT sports. A literary legend. A pioneering spirit. These are just a few of the repeated phrases used to describe Patricia Nell Warren, a Montana native, author, and lifelong activist who died on Feb. 9 in Santa Monica, California, after a roughly three-year battle with cancer. She


Missing Helena boy found safe

MISSOULA, Mont. -- Officials have cancelled the missing endangered person advisory for 2-year-old Alexander Morsette. They say the boy was found safe. The Helena Police Department thanks everyone for their assistance.


Frontier Conference women’s basketball Power Rankings: Carroll peaking at the right time

HELENA -- Time flies when you are having fun … or when you are covering the Frontier Conference. There is one week left in the regular season and the standings are starting to shape what the conference tournament field might look like.


List: Montana high school basketball postseason 30-point club

District basketball tournaments opened last Monday, the beginning of four consecutive weeks of postseason basketball in Montana. Teams from Class A, Class B and Class C started their quests for state championships by advancing to the divisional rounds, while Class AA joins the postseason next weeken


Montana Brewery Purchases Williston Building For New Brew Pub

Williston, ND - There's something new coming to Williston. And it will be moving into a building that's quite old. Jim Olson tells us about the Busted Knuckle Brewery. Five years ago, Ben Boreson operated a repair shop in Glasgow, Montana and made some home brewed beer as a hobby.


Demoted Montana FWP enforcement chief petitions court for review

The one-time law enforcement chief for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has again filed a petition in Lewis and Clark County District Court to give him another chance at a proper review of the tactics used to demote him in 2017.


Senator Jon Tester to answer questions on NBC Montana Today

MISSOULA, Mont. -- Senator Jon Tester is set to visit NBC Montana Today Thursday morning. Please respond to the is article with questions you would like the Senator to address.


Bills Aimed At Montana’s Hemp Industry Move Forward

HELENA -- The 2018 Federal Farm Bill legalized industrial hemp production and Montana lawmakers are considering the best ways to integrate it into the state’s agriculture economy.