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Great Falls man convicted of using hatchet to kill man

Sep. 21, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Great Falls man was convicted Tuesday of using a hatchet to kill another man during a street fight more than three years ago. The jury heard closing statements on Monday and deliberated for more than six hours before finding James Michael...

Great Falls High School moves online after COVID-19 outbreak

Sep. 14, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — About 1,500 students at Great Falls High School will begin remote learning Tuesday and through the rest of the week because of an increase in COVID-19 cases among students and staff, Great Falls Public Schools said Monday. More than 35 people...

Great Falls High School moves online after COVID-19 outbreak

Sep. 13, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — About 1,500 students at Great Falls High School will begin remote learning Tuesday and through the rest of the week because of an increase in COVID-19 cases among students and staff, Great Falls Public Schools said Monday. More than 35 people...

Man's trial delayed for 2019 beating death of 5-year-old boy

Aug. 09, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Great Falls man's trial for the November 2019 beating death of his 5-year-old son has been delayed and he faces additional charges, Cascade County prosecutors said Monday. Emilio Renova, 32, was initially charged with deliberate homicide,...

Browning man gets 27 years in federal prison for killing

Jul. 22, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Browning man who pleaded guilty to killing a man on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and later holding a woman hostage at knifepoint has been sentenced to nearly 27 years in federal prison, Acting U.S. Attorney Leif Johnson said. Jason Avery...

Officials identify suspect, victim in homicide, abduction

Jul. 19, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Cascade County officials have identified a shooting victim and the suspect in a homicide and abduction that happened at a residence in Great Falls last week and ended with the suspect being shot to death along the highway just south of Glacier National Park. ...

Man given possibility of parole for killings when he was 17

Jul. 19, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who was serving a life sentence for killing three people when he was 17 now has the opportunity to seek parole. District Judge Amy Eddy resentenced Steven Wayne Keefe, 53, on Friday in Great Falls, the Great Falls Tribune...

Great Falls police: Kidnapping suspect dead, hostage rescued

Jul. 15, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Police in Great Falls are investigating a homicide and kidnapping early Thursday that ended hours later just south of Glacier National Park with the suspect being fatally shot by a law enforcement officer and the hostage safe, officials said. ...

Great Falls man sentenced to 60 years for motel murder

Jul. 10, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Cascade County judge sentenced a Great Falls man to 60 years in prison for a 2017 murder of a woman at the Airway Motel. Judge John Kutzman also ordered Stanely Isaac Lebeau to pay more than $14,000 in restitution, the Great Falls Tribune...

Governor fills judicial vacancy amid stalled legal challenge

Jul. 07, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A district court judge on Wednesday denied a request to temporarily suspend a law that eliminated the Judicial Nomination Commission and allowed Montana's governor to directly fill judicial vacancies between elections. Later Wednesday, Republican...