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 Breaking News    April 17, 2015

Man gets 100-years in murder of Sidney teacher


 SIDNEY (AP) — A mentally disabled Colorado man was sentenced to 100 years in prison Friday for the murder of a Montana teacher whose death highlighted the downsides of an oil boom that's sweeping across the remote Northern Plains. Michael...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Breaking News    March 25, 2015

High speed chase leads to arrest

At 3:05 a.m. this morning, Havre Police Department officers were patrolling the Smithville area when they stopped a 1997 purple Dodge Intrepid in the 1600 Block of Smithville Road for suspicious activity. While the officers were investigating, the dr...

 
 By John Kelleher    Breaking News    March 20, 2015

Police capture escaped inmate after Havre-to-Chinook chase

Havre police and six other agencies were led on a high-speed chase throughout Havre to Chinook and to a field several miles south of Chinook Friday afternoon. In the end, they captured an escaped...

 
 Breaking News    March 19, 2015

Escaped con arrested after Havre-to-Chinook chase

Havre police and six other agencies were led on a high-speed chase throughout Havre to Chinook and to a field several miles south of Chinook Friday afternoon. In the end, they captured an escaped convict, Eric Bruce Fowler, born in 1980, a passenger...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Breaking News    March 12, 2015

Rocky Boy embezzler sentence delayed

A Havre businessman and former Havre District School Board chairman a was to be sentenced today in federal court but the hearing was delayed over a plea agreement. Shad James Huston, who pleaded guilty to theft from an Indian tribal organization,...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Breaking News    March 11, 2015

Eastlick gets six years

James Howard Eastlick Jr. was sentenced to six years of prison today for charges of bribery, tax evasion and theft from an Indian tribal organization. Judge Brian Morris at the Missouri River Federal Courthouse gave Eastlick a break from what could...

 
 Breaking News    March 10, 2015

Bruce Sunchild sentenced to almost 3 years prison

MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former chairman of the Chippewa Cree tribe was sentenced to almost three years in prison Tuesday, after pleading guilty to felony charges in a wide-ranging corruption case on the Rocky Boy's...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Breaking News    February 20, 2015

Henry deemed not guilty, still faces other charges

The four-day trial of former Stone Child College President Melody Henry ended Friday with a not guilty verdict from the jury. The jury began deliberating at 10:24 a.m. and came back at 2:45 p.m. with the verdict. Both Melody Henry and her husband...

 
 Breaking News    January 14, 2015

No bomb at Havre High, school re-opened

Havre High School is back in business. Havre Public Schools Superintendent Andy Carlson said the high school is open again and will stay open until 7 p.m. so students can come to pick up books and any...

 
 By George Ferguson    Breaking News    December 24, 2014

Northern names new head football coach

The Montana State University-Northern Lights have their new head football coach. On Wednesday afternoon, Northern Athletic Director Christian Oberquell announced that Missouri Valley offensive...

 
 Breaking News    December 19, 2014

Feds link North Korea to Sony hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration formally accused the North Korean government today of being responsible for the devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, providing the most detailed accounting to date of a hugely...

 
 By John Kelleher    Breaking News    December 19, 2014

Feds order St. Marks be reinstated

The U.S. Interior Department has ordered the Chippewa Cree Business Committee to reinstate Ken Blatt St Marks as it chair. An order issued from Washington Friday night said St .Marks is entitled to back pay and to have his attorneys’ fees and...

 
 Breaking News    December 17, 2014

Obama: US re-establishing relations with Cuba

JULIE PACE MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations as well as an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba today, declaring an end to America's "outdated...

 
 By Havre Daily News staff    Breaking News    October 22, 2014

No bomb found, Wal-Mart reopens

The Havre Wal-Mart store will reopen today after no explosive device was found on or near the store. A 1:44 p.m. Wednesday, store personnel called 9-1-1 to report that they had received a bomb threat. After speaking with store personnel, Hill County...

 
 By The Associated Press    Breaking News    October 10, 2014

Army War College revokes Sen. John Walsh's degree 


HELENA — The U.S. Army War College revoked Democratic Sen. John Walsh's master's degree after an investigation completed Friday concluded he plagiarized a research paper required to graduate, a college spokeswoman said. The Carlisle, Pennsylvania,...

 
 By Tiim Leeds    Breaking News    September 30, 2014

Judge allows self defense, lesser offense, in Johnson murder trial

The judge in the Shane Johnson murder trial today, over objections from both sides of the case, instructed jurors both to consider whether Johnson acted in self defense in the Nov. 9 death of his brother, Travis Johnson, and to consider a lesser...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Breaking News    September 30, 2014

Jury hangs on Johnson murder charge but convicts of negligent homicide

After deliberating more than 4½ hours, a jury today was unable to reach a verdict in the main charge in the Shane Johnson murder trial in Havre, but convicted Johnson of the lesser included offense of negligent homicide. Johnson, born in 1968, was...

 
 By TIm Leeds    Breaking News    September 29, 2014

Johnson: Was afraid for life night brother was shot

The defendant in a murder trial in state District Court in Havre took the stand today, saying he was frightened for his own — or his brother’s — life and tried to take the gun that shot his brother Nov. 9, 2013. Shane Johnson, born in 1968, is...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Breaking News    August 21, 2014

Gardipee sentenced to 13 years in toddler death

Cecilia Rose Gardipee will spend the next 13 years and four months in prison for her role in the death of Kaidynce Small on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation Oct. 21, days before his first birthday. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris imposed the same...

 
 By MATT VOLZ Associated Press    Breaking News    August 15, 2014

Dems tap Curtis for senate seat

HELENA (AP) - Montana Democrats selected a little-known state legislator named Amanda Curtis as their candidate for the U.S. Senate race after Sen. John Walsh dropped out amid plagiarism allegations f...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Breaking News    August 14, 2014

Belcourt sentenced to 7.5 years, wife to two months

A former state and tribal elected official was sentenced to 7½ years in federal prison and ordered to pay$667,183 in restitution for his role in a fraud, bribery and embezzlement scheme at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. Tony Belcourt also was...

 
 By John Kelleher    Breaking News    August 13, 2014

Samson resigns as Northern football coach

Samson resigns as Northern football coach Montana State University-Northern's head football coach Mark Samson has resigned. The resignation was announced in a press release from the college administration Wednesday night. There was no indication in...

 
 Breaking News    August 11, 2014

Northern football coach 'on leave'

Montana State University-Northern football coach Mark Samson has been placed on administrative leave with pay for undisclosed reasons. Northern spokesman Jim Potter said this morning that the university hopes to conduct an investigation and make a...

 
 By John Kelleher    Breaking News    August 8, 2014

After 70 years, soldier's body returns home

UPDATE: The hearse carrying Pfc. Gordon's remains will be in Chinook at about noon today, while the hearse will arrive in Havre at about 3 p.m., en route to Wild Horse, U.S. Army Pfc. Lawrence Gordon...

 
 By LISA BAUMANN Associated Press    Breaking News    August 7, 2014

Sen. Walsh drops out of race amid plagiarism probe

HELENA (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Walsh of Montana said Thursday he is dropping his campaign for office amid allegations that he plagiarized large portions of a 2007 research project he wrote for a master's degree. In a statement to supporters, the...

 

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