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Lawsuits filed against closed psychiatric facility

Dec. 9, 2019 12:18 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A former patient and former employees of a now-closed children's psychiatric hospital in Montana have filed lawsuits against Tennessee-based Acadia Healthcare, which owned Acadia Montana in Butte. Acadia Montana closed its 108-bed hospital in July, shortly after Oregon officials...

Fresh snow, wind to create ground blizzards in Montana

Nov. 30, 2019 3:52 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — More than a foot of fresh snow and strong wind gusts are expected to combine to create ground blizzard conditions along the Rocky Mountain Front in northern Montana. The National Weather Service says the blizzard warning begins at 9 p.m. Saturday and runs through Tuesday morning...

Man stabbed 5 times outside Butte bar, suspect arrested

Nov. 30, 2019 2:06 PM EST

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A man was stabbed five times outside a Butte bar in an apparently unprovoked attack and a suspect is charged with attempted deliberate homicide. Investigators say the 49-year-old suspect was walking down the street shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday and began yelling at a group of people...

Butte Truancy Court works to get absent kids back in class

Nov. 28, 2019 1:07 PM EST

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Butte is taking a new team approach to getting kids who are habitually absent from school back into the classroom, and even though it just got started, its success rate so far is 100 percent. After only two sessions of the new Truancy Court, four students are back in school — two...

FBI investigates, information skimmed from ATMs used in MT

Nov. 26, 2019 2:07 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The FBI is seeking the public’s help to identify two men involved in using information gathered from skimming devices placed on ATMs in the Vancouver, Washington area to make fraudulent withdrawals from ATMs in western Montana. The FBI says the men placed the skimming devices in...

Butte homeless shelter takes another step forward

Nov. 15, 2019 11:40 AM EST

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A rescue mission in Butte is opening a “low-barrier” homeless shelter to take in persons who may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The Montana Standard reports the Butte-Rescue Mission is opening the shelter Friday at the urging of Silver Bow County officials and...

Montana fish hatchery to lock doors at night after vandalism

Nov. 13, 2019 7:42 PM EST

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A Montana fish hatchery will be locked at night and begin using security cameras after vandals mutilated several fish. The Montana Standard reported Tuesday that the perpetrators killed about 20 rainbow trout, broke windows and tossed items into water channels at the Ennis National Fish...

Marine who lost legs to IED competing in half-marathon races

Nov. 13, 2019 5:33 PM EST

RONAN, Mont. (AP) — In a town of a little over 2,000 people, there’s no such thing as rush hour. At 4 in the afternoon, the only real traffic in Ronan remains on U.S. Highway 93, rolling to and from Polson, Missoula and Kalispell. The residential streets don’t see much maintenance. In...

Montana man convicted in fatal 2013 car crash jailed again

Nov. 13, 2019 12:29 PM EST

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A probation officer says a Montana man has repeatedly violated his sentencing terms for negligent homicide in a fatal 2013 crash after recently being jailed on assault charges. The Montana Standard reported Tuesday that 24-year-old Cody John Richards violated terms of two deferred...

Pack of wolves kill 8 llamas near Butte

Nov. 1, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Federal wildlife managers plan to kill a pack of wolves that killed eight llamas last month in the Highlands Mountains southeast of Butte. John Steuber, state director of the USDA Wildlife Services, says an Oct. 11 investigation confirmed that three llamas were killed by wolves and five...