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Helena man accused of strangling partner

A 46-year-old Helena man was arrested on suspicion of strangling his partner. Joshua Allen Breezley is charged with felony strangulation of a partner or family member, felony assault with a weapon, misdemeanor partner or family member assault (first offense) and misdemeanor violation of a no-contact order. On June 7, law...
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Former Helenan admits to sexually exploiting children online

A former Helena resident accused of coercing underage girls in Montana to send him sexually explicit images of themselves over the internet pleaded guilty Wednesday, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Montana. Joshua Dean Fish, 27, of Gilbert, Arizona, pleaded guilty to...
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The Lewis and Clark County Historical Society and the Helena/Lewis and Clark County Heritage Tourism program have resumed sponsoring historic walking tours on Sundays at 4 p.m. for only $5/person; children are free. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water. Tour guides are vaccinated and masks are optional. This summer’s...
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Exams slow investigation into alleged neglect of Helena Valley horses

The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office is reporting that all 58 of the horses it seized from a north Helena Valley quarter horse outfit June 1 have received a preliminary examination. The horses are being held at the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds in Helena. According to Sheriff Leo...
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Officials ID teen who died while swimming in reservoir

HELENA, Mont. — Lewis and Clark County officials released the name of a 17-year-old boy who died while swimming at Canyon Ferry Reservoir east of Helena over the weekend. Sheriff Leo Dutton says Elias Bowe of Helena died Saturday. Bowe and others were swimming in a day-use area when the...
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Helena man accused of threatening violence

A 24-year-old Helena man has been accused of threatening violence against several people to cover up his involvement in a vehicle crash. Derik Leslie Miller is charged with a single count of felony intimidation. On June 4, a Lewis and Clark County sheriff's deputy took a report of a stolen...
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Helena High student drowns at Canyon Ferry Reservoir

HELENA, Mont. — Lewis and Clark County officials say a 17-year-old Helena High School student drowned over the weekend at Canyon Ferry Reservoir east of Helena. Sheriff Leo Dutton says the boy and other teens were swimming at a day use area Saturday afternoon when the current became too strong for him to get back to shore.
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Helena High student who died in Canyon Ferry identified

The Helena High School student who died while swimming at Canyon Ferry Reservoir Saturday has been identified as Elias Bowe, 17, of Helena. The boy and other teens were swimming at the Crittenden day use area on the northwest side of the reservoir when the current became too strong for him to get back to shore, Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton said. The boy was reportedly not a strong swimmer, he said.
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Judge extends delay on campus carry law implementation

A District Court judge on Monday extended a temporary order blocking the implementation of a campus carry law passed by legislators earlier this year. Lewis and Clark County District Court Judge Mike McMahon issued the order after a hearing earlier that morning in which the Montana Board of Regents argued for the injunction to remain in place through the duration of the case.