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  • Judge falls off roof, judicial system doesn't miss a beat

    Paul Dragu|Updated Jul 27, 2016

    Havre City Judge Virginia Seigel presided in court Thursday with a cast on her right foot and another wrapped around her right arm, a result of her falling off her roof early this month. Seigel had wrist surgery after her fall, an operation which included having stainless steel inserted where her wrist was shattered. But despite her accident and her surgery, the city court judicial system didn't miss a beat, she said. She remembers exactly when she fell off her roof. "July...

  • Local woman charged with stealing $130,000 from bank

    Paul Dragu|Updated Jul 26, 2016

    A Havre woman is accused of stealing nearly $130,000 from Bear Paw Credit Union, where she worked for many years. Peggy Teel is charged with one felony count of theft by embezzlement, a common scheme, and is scheduled to appear in state District Court to plead guilty or not guilty Aug. 15. Charging documents say that on Feb. 3, Gerry Veis, Bear Paw's executive vice president, came into the police station to report that he suspected someone was stealing money from the credit...

  • Rocky Boy official on trial over contaminated water investigation

    Updated Jul 26, 2016

    HELENA (AP) — The former head of the Chippewa Cree Tribe’s water resource department went on trial Monday on charges that he lied to federal authorities investigating a contaminated drinking water tank used by dozens of homes on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. Jonathan Jay Eagleman has pleaded not guilty to making false statements to a federal agency and demanded a jury trial, which got underway Monday in U.S. District Court in Great Falls with jury selection and opening arguments. Aug. 30, 2012, two workers for the tribe...

  • Giveaway House defendant resets change-of-plea hearing

    Paul Dragu|Updated Jul 26, 2016

    In an unusual turn of events in state District Court Monday afternoon, defendant Sheila Forshee, who was representing herself, left the courtroom after she was denied a no contest plea but came back and had a change of plea hearing reset for Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. Judge Daniel Boucher asked Forshee, who has pleaded not guilty to theft by a common scheme and deceptive practices, if she would be pleading guilty and Forshee said she wanted to plead no contest because she was not...

  • LaMere held on murder charges in Cascade jail

    Alex Ross|Updated Jul 26, 2016

    Mitchell LaMere, the man charged with setting a house fire on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation that killed a Box Elder man, has been transferred to Cascade County Regional Prison in Great Falls. Hill County Detention Administrator James Dahl said Monday that LaMere, 24, of Box Elder was handed over to the FBI at 8 a.m. Thursday. Dahl said LaMere was transferred to Hill County custody last week to be temporarily held until he could be taken by federal officials to appear before...

  • For the Record, July 26, 2016

    Updated Jul 26, 2016

    Havre Police Department Officers investigated a complaint Monday at 8:08 a.m. related to a 24/7 Sobriety Program violation. —— Officers investigated an auto theft after a caller on 19th Street made the report Monday at 9:42 a.m. —— Officers made an arrest after a 1st Street West business caller reported Monday 3:43 p.m. that someone was trying to pawn stolen items. —— Officers investigated an animal control report after a 3rd Street caller reported Monday at 4:20 p.m. that a dog that was given away showed back up and the cal...

  • Obituary - Coretta L. "Angel Woman" Denny

    Updated Jul 26, 2016

    Coretta L. "Angel Woman" Denny, 47, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016, at her residence. Wake services will begin at 4 p.m. today, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Rocky Boy, and will continue until her funeral service, which will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, with Archie Arkinson officiating. Burial will follow in the Denny Family Cemetery. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Please visit Coretta's... Full story

  • Local Golf Report: Playoff races heating up at Prairie Farms

    George Ferguson|Updated Jul 26, 2016

    August is almost upon us, and that means two things for golfers. For the adults, local golf leagues are starting to wind down and the playoffs are almost here. And for the youngsters, the high school golf season is about to arrive. Currently, Havre High head golf coach Brett Gilman is conducting open range for all interested Blue Pony and future Blue Pony golfers. There are still sessions this Thursday, next Monday and next Thursday, each running from 6-8 p.m. at Prairie Farms...

  • Another Training Camp, but now he's a veteran

    George Ferguson|Updated Jul 26, 2016

    Marc Mariani knows what training camp is all about now. No longer is he a wide-eyed former walk-on from the University of Montana, or, a former Havre Blue Pony trying to eke out a dream in the NFL – at least not when it comes to training camp. Instead, Mariani is a veteran of the nearly two-month grind that NFL players go through to get ready for a new season. And, entering his seventh NFL camp, and his second with the Chicago Bears, which starts Thursday morning just o...