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Montana Diocese reaches $20M settlement with abuse victims

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Great Falls-Billings reached a $20 million agreement to settle claims by 86 people who said they were sexually abused as children by clergy employed by …

Lost lamb finds home with Great Falls grandparents

Arnie and Ginger Skoog are in their 80s, but they’ve suddenly found themselves caring for a white-haired, pink-nosed newborn, and, boy, is she a handful.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 12:20 p.m.

Montana woman sentenced to 40 years for Great Falls marijuana robbery

A Montana woman accused of orchestrating a marijuana robbery that led to the stabbing death of a Great Falls high school student was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Attorneys: Great Falls-Billings diocese has more assets for sex abuse settlements

Attorneys representing victims of sex abuse by priests and other employees of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Great Falls-Billings argue parish money being held by the diocese should be available …

Suspicious 911 call precedes fatal shooting in Great Falls

Police officers in north-central Montana were investigating a suspicious 911 call when a suspect brandished a weapon, leading officers to shoot and kill him.

Great Falls man gets 60-year sentence for raping girl

A 40-year-old Great Falls man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for raping a 7-year-old girl – triple the sentence prosecutors recommended in a plea agreement.

Bozeman hunter shoots, kills 500-pound female grizzly bear

GREAT FALLS – Montana wildlife officials say a Bozeman hunter shot and killed a female grizzly bear after it charged at him. The Great Falls Tribune reported the initial investigation …

Friesen Foods wants to build slaughterhouse near Great Falls

A Canadian company wants to build what would be Montana’s largest slaughterhouse and meat processing plant on the outskirts of Great Falls.

Police: Moving help unwitting accomplices in Montana theft

Police in Montana say a man told friends he needed help moving and got their unwitting help stealing $40,000 worth of items from another man’s home.

Former restaurant owner sentenced for securities fraud

The president of a bankrupt regional restaurant group has agreed to pay more than $1.7 million in restitution to 13 investors in a Montana securities fraud case.

Homicide investigation under way at Montana motel

Police in north-central Montana are investigating a homicide at a motel on the southwest side of Great Falls.

Montana woman sentenced for sending sexually explicit messages to teenager

A 41-year-old Montana woman has been sentenced for sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old boy in 2015.

Montana woman pleads guilty to embezzling $420,000

A 24-year-old north-central Montana woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $420,000 from several businesses in just over a year while she worked for an accounting firm.

Woman charged with assaulting daughter with dirty diaper

A Great Falls woman is charged with assault on a minor after her 13-year-old daughter reported the woman held her down, rubbed a dirty diaper in her face and pushed …

Great Falls ticket wins Montana Millionaire prize

A Montana Millionaire ticket sold in Great Falls won the $1 million prize.

FBI not looking for suspects in death of Rita Maze, Montana woman who claimed she was kidnapped

The FBI said Wednesday agents are still investigating the unusual death of Rita Maze, whose body was found in a car trunk in Spokane after an hours-long trip from Helena, …

Former owner of restaurant group faces bank fraud charges

The former owner of a regional restaurant group has denied federal bank fraud and money laundering charges.

Former Great Falls man denies killing disabled veteran

A former Great Falls man has denied killing a disabled veteran, hiding his body and stealing the man’s disability benefits.

Hutterites building a new egg sorting plant near Great Falls

A cooperative of 30 Hutterite colonies is building a new $6.6 million egg grading facility on the northern edge of Great Falls.

Civil rights complaint filed over Fort Peck homeless roundup

The Fort Peck Tribe and Wolf Point-area law enforcement agencies conspired to illegally round up homeless people in July 2013 to prevent them from panhandling during a rodeo and parade …

Great Falls fire burns building, damages empty tanker cars

Investigators will probe the cause of a fire that destroyed a building about 10 feet from empty tanker cars.

NorthWestern allowed to negotiate solar power contracts

State regulators voted Thursday to allow NorthWestern Energy to temporarily negotiate contracts with companies that propose building solar energy projects in Montana, rather than paying the set rate that the …

Grizzly bears showing up on prairies north of Great Falls

State game wardens have been busy monitoring and hazing grizzly bears as they show up on the prairies east of the Rocky Mountain Front and north of Great Falls.

World’s oldest man marks 114th birthday in Montana

A Montana resident believed to be the world’s oldest man celebrated his 114th birthday today at a retirement home in Great Falls.