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Stories with place: Helena
  • Former governor begins tour to promote energy book 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 3:54 pm

    HELENA, Montana - Former Gov. Brian Schweitzer is kicking off a Montana tour to promote his new book on the future of energy in the U.S.

  • Short supply of drugs allowed for use in Montana executions story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 7:41 pm

    HELENA, Montana - A recent court ruling limits Montana to using one of three drugs in its lethal injections, but those drugs are either not made in the U.S., are barred from being imported or the manufacturer refuses to sell the drug for executions.

  • Trial underway for man charged with breaking clean water law 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 2:18 pm

    HELENA, Montana - A federal jury heard arguments Tuesday in the case of a miner near Basin who faces criminal charges for digging ponds near his claim that prosecutors say polluted wetlands and a waterway in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest.

  • Hunter reported missing found safe 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 9:22 am

    HELENA, Montana - A 51-year-old Washington state man who was reported missing when he didn't meet his hunting party has turned up safe at a Meagher County ranch. 

  • Miners near Lincoln file countersuit against Forest Service 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 5:44 pm

    HELENA, Montana - Two Montana miners filed a countersuit seeking a jury trial to determine their rights to claims near Lincoln after the U.S. government sued them for failing to comply with federal regulations.

  • School districts lenient on new vaccine law 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 1:41 pm

    HELENA, Montana - School districts across Montana are giving students a bit more time to meet the state's new vaccine requirements.

  • Meat processor sues state livestock department 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 6:12 pm

    HELENA, Montana - State livestock agents illegally searched a Montana meat processors' property after suspending his license in 2013, then had him arrested when he called police to remove the agents from his property, the man claimed in a lawsuit filed this month.

  • Ranch land in Elkhorn Mountains being protected 
    Updated: Sep-27-15 4:23 pm

    HELENA, Montana - More than 300 acres of ranch land in the Elkhorn Mountains are being protected from development.

  • Montana lawmakers assess underfunded, aging police academy 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 6:54 pm

    HELENA, Montana - Lawmakers are rethinking the financing of Montana's century-old police academy.

  • East Helena man sentenced for stealing from Cathedral 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 5:06 pm

    HELENA, Montana - An 18-year-old East Helena man has been given a six-year deferred sentence for stealing a silver bowl and custom wooden donation box from the Cathedral of St. Helena.

  • Student barred from sports team appeals to Supreme Court 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 11:34 am

    HELENA, Montana - A Helena student is suing the Montana High School Association after being banned from playing on his school's football team.

  • Montana officials review state's school funding formula 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 2:57 pm

    HELENA, Montana - State lawmakers and educators are reviewing the state funding formula for education a decade after a lawsuit forced Montana to create the system.

  • Judge approves deal that tightens trapping to protect lynx story has photos
    Updated: Sep-23-15 6:09 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - A federal judge gave final approval to an agreement between wildlife advocates and Montana officials that tightens state regulations to reduce the chance of trappers accidentally killing threatened Canada lynx.

  • Montana delivers new funds to mental health programs 
    Updated: Sep-20-15 11:23 am

    HELENA, Montana - Montana officials have distributed the first 15 percent of a $19 million mental health care package passed this year.

  • Task force hears about problems with public defense system 
    Updated: Sep-17-15 7:35 pm

    HELENA, Montana - Overworked public attorneys and a civil rights group on Thursday told Montana lawmakers and lawyers that funding problems may be seriously hurting the defense of the accused.

  • Court officials caution against jury duty scam 
    Updated: Sep-17-15 7:19 pm

    HELENA, Montana - Federal court officials are warning Montanans of a scam in which people are told they must pay a fine or face jail time for failing to respond to a jury summons.

  • Suspect in Great Falls homicide appears in court 
    Updated: Sep-11-15 5:34 pm

    GREAT FALLS, Montana - A man charged with killing a Great Falls man and fleeing, setting off a three-day manhunt in the hills north of Helena, made his initial appearance in District Court in Great Falls.

  • Correction: Environmental Quality story 
    Updated: Sep-11-15 12:38 pm

    HELENA, Montana - In a story Sept. 9 about road closures in Montana, The Associated Press reported erroneously the amount of federally controlled roads in Montana that are closed to vehicles. According to state researchers, the closed roads total more than 9,000 miles, not at least 1,000 miles.

  • Fugitive spotted in homemade trailer after 3-day manhunt story has photos
    Updated: Sep-10-15 8:04 pm

    HELENA, Montana - Montana authorities found an exhausted and suicidal fugitive holed up in an abandoned homemade trailer littered with rat droppings, ending a three-day search for the man accused in a shooting death, officials said Thursday.