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 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 2, 2020

Burglary sentences postponed while attorney looks at Supreme Court decision

The sentencing of two men on charges including some in connection with an extensive burglary ring that operated in the Havre are has been postponed while a defense attorney looks at the impacts of a recent state Supreme Court decision. Jaylen Jake Cr...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 2, 2020

Senator tries to add St. Mary bill to defense authorization

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., announced he is trying to add a change to how the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance is funded to a must-pass defense bill. Daines announced Wednesday he was trying to add the St. Mary’s Reinvestment Act as part of the...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 25, 2020

Man pleads guilty to having sex with a minor

Kristopher Alan Chapman pleaded guilty Wednesday in state District Court in Havre to having sex to a minor. In a separate hearing in state District Court Wednesday, Chapman admitted to violating conditions of his release in a 2016 sentence for...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 25, 2020

Skidmore charged with homicide in 2017 fatal crash

William Joseph Skidmore was in the Hill County Detention Center this morning facing a felony charge of vehicular homicide while under the influence stemming from an Aug. 15, 2017, crash near the Havre cemetery that killed Jason Skidmore. William...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 24, 2020

Man in jail for attempted murder

Cameron James Eagleman, 38, was being held in the Hill County jail this morning on charges including attempted murder. According to the Havre Police Department dispatch log, officers responded to a call at 8:07 p.m. Tuesday in which the caller said...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 18, 2020

Conservation, parks funding bill passes Senate

Praise abounded for the Senate passing Wednesday what some are calling the greatest conservation bill in decades. In a 73-25 vote, the Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act which gives...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 18, 2020

Bullock: Uptick in COVID cases stresses need to take precautions

Gov. Steve Bullock said during a press conference Wednesday that the increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in recent weeks as the state goes through its phased re-opening shows that people still need to take precautions to prevent the spread of the... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 15, 2020

Two-car crash kills all five involved

A two-vehicle crash Friday evening on Upper Box Elder Road and Duck Creek in Chouteau County killed all five people in the vehicles, including two children. Havre Daily News was unable to contact the authorized people at the Rocky Boy Police...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 3, 2020

Montana voters make choices in Montana primary election

Editor’s note: This version corrects the date of the last election for statewide offices to 2018 and the office in which Blaine County Clerk of District Court Tami Mitchell was running for...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 1, 2020

COVID-19 restrictions delay former county attorney trial in Texas

The trial of a former Hill County attorney accused of shooting her estranged husband in Abilene, Texas, has been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Jessica Cole-Hodgkinson, who was appointed Hill County attorney in November 2018 and resigned in July...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 29, 2020

Bullock: Yellowstone entrances opening Monday

Gov. Steve Bullock announced Thursday that the Montana entrances to Yellowstone National Park are planned to open Monday, and while no date is set, the state is working with Glacier National Park to set an opening date for the west entrances there. B...

 
 By Tim Leeds    State News    May 29, 2020

Train crash kills one, injures several, strands passengers

A crash between a westbound Amtrak train and a tractor on the eastern edge of Montana Friday morning killed the driver of the tractor, injured several Amtrak passengers and employees and delayed the trains running both westbound and eastbound on the...

 
 By Tim Leeds    State News    May 28, 2020

Governor: Yellowstone entrances opening Monday, working with plan for Glacier

Gov. Steve Bullock said today during a press conference that the Montana entrances to Yellowstone National Park are planned to open Monday and, while no date is set, the state is working with Glacier... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    State News    May 19, 2020

State to enter Phase Two of re-opening June 1

Citing success in keeping down the spread of COVID-19 in Montana, Gov. Steve Bullock said today the state will enter Phase Two of the state re-opening plan starting June 1. Bullock said people need... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 13, 2020

Sentencing in burglary ring delayed till July 1

Two men who pleaded guilty to charges including in a case stemming from a major burglary and theft ring in the Havre area have had their sentencing delayed until at least June. Jaylen Jake Crazyboy and Fabian Joel “JuJu” Saddler Jr. each...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 12, 2020

More openings, cancellations, aid happening in COVID-19 pandemic

With the state progressing through Phase One of its re-opening plan, more businesses and services are opening and more aid is avialable, but more events are being canceled or postponed as well.... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 6, 2020

Governor lists first round of state COVID relief

Gov. Steve Bullock announced Tuesday the first round of grants from the $1.25 billion the federal government provided to Montana through the CARES Act to help the state deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. "I want to be clear, this is just an initial...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 6, 2020

Results released from school mail-in elections

Results are trickling in from school elections, held as all-mail ballots this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Havre Daily News has obtained results from several local elections, and will publish other results as they become available. In Havre,...

 
 By Tim Leeds    State News    May 5, 2020

Governor announces first round of grants from $1.25 billion in federal aid

Editor's note: This version corrects the website where people can view the grant programs. Gov. Steve Bullock announced today the first round of grants from the $1.25 billion the federal government... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 28, 2020

Phase One re-opening actions starting to trickle in

Although some jurisdictions are not relaxing their restrictions, some changes are starting to happen with the stay-at-home directive after Gov. Steve Bullock announced last week that starting Sunday a phased re-opening to the state is allowed. Bulloc... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 27, 2020

Some local schools, governments keeping COVID restrictions in place

While Gov. Steve Bullock announced Wednesday that, starting Sunday with places of worship, the state will allow some loosening of restrictions put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, it is up to local jurisdictions — and some north-central...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 24, 2020

Some local schools, governments keeping COVID restrictions in place

While Gov. Steve Bullock announced Wednesday that, starting Sunday with places of worship, the state will allow some loosening of restrictions put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, it is up to... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 23, 2020

Montana phased re-opening to begin Sunday

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock gave in a press conference Wednesday an outline of the state’s plan for a phased re-opening of businesses, schools, churches and other organizations and activities with some restrictions starting to lift Sunday. He... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    State News    April 22, 2020

Governor outlines phased 'Reopening Montana' plans

In a press conference at noon today, Gov. Steve Bullock announced his plan for a phased reopening of the state, with restrictions remaining in place through the first phases. "Our new normal is going... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 16, 2020

Daines gives live Facebook update on COVID-19 efforts

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., during a live event on his Facebook page, said more works needs to be done to fight the spread of novel coronavirus 2019, but he is optimistic due to the dropping number of infections and decreased number of... Full story

 

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