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 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 25, 2016

Rocky Boy pharmacist sentenced on tax charges

A federal judge kept the sentence suggested in a plea agreement for Darin Lee Miller of Havre in a case involving corruption and embezzlement at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. Federal District Judge Brian Morris sentenced Miller to nine months in...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 3, 2015

Two plead in Rocky Boy lending company case

Two more Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation officials have pleaded guilty in an ever-widening investigation of fraud, corruption and embezzlement on the reservation under plea agreements that include the duo paying more than $2 million in restitution....

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 2, 2015

Hi-Line Farm & Ranch December 2015: Ag producers could see less moisture

With the strongest El Niño in nearly two decades expected to last through the winter months, local farmers and ranchers could be seeing less snowpack and possibly a dryer agricultural year, though experts say exactly what will come still is...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 18, 2015

High-speed chase lands Hays man in jail

A high-speed chase that started in Havre and proceeded to Blaine County has left a 22-year-old Hays man in the Hill County jail facing multiple charges from multiple jurisdictions. Havre police initiated the pursuit of Daryl Kuli Gone, with Hill...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 16, 2015

Public schools on lockdown during search for escaped prisoner

Correction — An earlier version said Arkinson is considered armed and dangerous. The Havre Police Department press release said he is considered armed, but did not say dangersous Havre schools went...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 11, 2015

Morsette pleads guilty in pharmacy robbery

What was scheduled as a hearing in state District Court on whether a Havre woman was competent to stand trial changed tone Tuesday when attorneys submitted a signed plea agreement and Arlene D....

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 10, 2015

Huston sentencings scheduled, rescheduled

A Havre businessman and former school board chair has pleaded guilty to more charges of fraud and embezzlement involving Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, and his sentencing has been set for early next...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 10, 2015

Morsette pleads in armed pharmacy robbery

A Havre woman pleaded guilty this morning in state District Court in Havre in a case charging her with robbing a Havre pharmacy of some 6,000 pills at gunpoint. Arlene Morsette, born in 1984, was scheduled for a hearing on her competency to stand...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 6, 2015

Woman charged with $85K insurance fraud

A Havre woman is in the court system facing charges she defrauded a national insurance company out of nearly $85,000 with fake claims among the payment of more claim benefits from the company in its Montana group plan. Karla Ann Fisher, born in...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 6, 2015

Water supply group slates Havre meeting

St. Mary rehabilitation meeting set for Tuesday A meeting of a group working to find funds to rebuild the system that supplies much of the water in the Milk River each year is meeting in Havre next week, with an agenda that includes a moment of...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 5, 2015

Three charged in theft, chase, obstruction cases

Three Havreites pleaded not guilty Wednesday in state District Court in Havre on charges ranging from stealing and wrecking a car while an escapee from a prison sentence to leading police through town on a high-speed chase nearly up to 100 mph at...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 4, 2015

Man charged with sexually assaulting 13-year-old

A foreign national who was doing construction work in Havre faces charges he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old Havre girl who met him via Facebook. Eblin Javier Caceres-Martinez, aka Javier Martinez, of Honduras is in the Hill County jail on $50,000...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 3, 2015

Committee selects Calgary firm to study Port of Wild Horse

The Wild Horse Border Committee, comprising representatives from both the state of Montana and province of Alberta, has selected a Calgary firm to conduct a feasibility study/business plan to quantify the economic benefits of expanded hours of...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 3, 2015

Woman denies jewelry, credit card burglaries

A Havre woman pleaded not guilty Monday in state District Court in Havre to charges she broke into an older relative’s home on at least two occasions and stole items including jewelry and credit cards. According to a charging document, police...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 14, 2015

Rocky Boy pharmacist pleads guilty to tax charges

Another case of corruption at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation is close to an end with Darin Lee Miller, 43, of Havre pleading guilty Tuesday in federal court in Great Falls to filing false income tax returns and agreeing to a nine-month sentence in...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 10, 2015

Enjoying the weather

While more record highs are not expected for Havre in the near future, plenty of summer-like weather remains in the forecast for the next week. Sunday's high of 96 was hottest in the state and tied a...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 5, 2015

Giveaway House files lawsuit

The granddaughter of a local charity's co-founder faces more legal issues in a dispute over that charity. Community Giveaway House filed a lawsuit against Sheila Forshee, her mother and a former...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 4, 2015

Englehardt, Holt sentenced on meth charges

Two Havre men were sentenced in federal court in Missoula to prison terms on methamphetamine charges alleging they helped run a distribution ring running from California through Ravalli County and to the HI-Line.. Judges sentenced Nicholas Clinton...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 22, 2015

Zinke honors Purkett on floor of Congress for service

A decorated Havre veteran was one of several honored in Congress Wednesday by a member with an impressive military history of his own. Havre veteran Willard "Bill" Purkett, who died in 2000 at age...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 22, 2015

Daines, Tester work on VA issues

Montana's U.S. senators both pushed for action - one successfully, one not - to change the federal Veterans Affairs Administration, including a successful amendment to allow veterans to use medical...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 21, 2015

Eagles Manor under new management

A decades-old independent living home in Havre is under new management, with a few changes in policy. Bobbi Teasley, service coordinator at Havre’s Eagles Manor, said the facility will host an open Sunday, June 7, from 3-5 p.m. “We invite you to...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 21, 2015

New Big Sandy library close to construction

A project years in the making is close to fruition, with the local committee working to build a new branch of the Chouteau County Library in Big Sandy. Marla Ray, member of the local committee, said...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 30, 2014

Empire Builder to resume regular schedule in January

With 2014 work on BNSF Railway tracks wrapping up, the national rail transportation service plans to get its Hi-Line trains back on schedule. Amtrak announced that The Empire Builder that runs from Chicago to Seattle and Portland, Ore., will resume...

 
 By Tim Leeds    State News    December 24, 2014

Former Havre Police Chief Kevin Olson takes over probation and parole

Department of Corrections director Mike Batista announced Monday in a press release that former Havre Police Chief Kevin Olson has joined the department as administrator of the Probation and Parole division. Olson, who was appointed Havre police...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 1, 2014

Man jailed on charge of attempted murder

A man was in the Hill County jail this morning being held on suspicion of attempted murder, but details of his arrest were not available by printing deadline this morning. The Hill County Detention Center inmate population listed Doug Hopf, 46, of...

 

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