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Landowner changes plea in illegal outfitting case

A local landowner changed his plea in an illegal outfitting case on Monday, pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge while two other charges will be dismissed. Sentencing was set for the same day but w...

 

Sentences handed down in Fallon County assault case

Both defendants in an assault case in Fallon County received sentences on Friday, Jan. 5, with both receiving more lenient terms than what was recommended by the county attorney's office. Tucker...

 

Sentencing in Fallon County assault case continued, both defendants plead guilty

Both defendants in an assault case in Fallon County have now pleaded guilty to the charges against them, with the sentencing for both individuals being moved to January. Tucker Tooke and Turner Tooke...

 

Fallon homicide defendant sentenced

Jake Burghduff, the first defendant to be tried in the homicide case of Fallon resident Isaac Carrier, was sentenced on Tuesday, receiving a punishment that was far less than recommended by the...

 

One defendant changes plea in Fallon County assault case, another expected to change plea in November

One of two defendants in an assault case currently in Sixteenth Judicial District Court in Fallon County has changed his plea while the other defendant is expected to change his plea next month. The...

 

Local men change plea in recording and intimidation case, sentencing set for October

Two local men have changed their pleas in an assault case in Sixteenth Judicial District Court and a sentencing hearing has been scheduled for later this year in the matter. Tucker Tooke and Sylvan...

 

First suspect in Fallon homicide case found guilty

South Dakota resident Jake Kenneth Burghduff was found guilty on the charge of deliberate homicide, a felony, on Wednesday at the conclusion of a three-day trial in the homicide of Fallon resident...

 

First two days of Fallon homicide trial complete

First day of Fallon homicide trial focuses on night of the incident Witness testimony and evidence largely focused on reconstructing the scene of the crime on the first day of the first trial related...

 

Seven people charged in illegal hunting scheme in Carter County

After a six-year investigation, seven people have been charged in connection to an illegal hunting scheme centered around a ranch in Carter County. While most of the defendants in the case are from ou...

 

First trial in Fallon homicide case will be held in Dawson County

The first of two anticipated trials in the homicide investigation of Fallon resident Isaac Carrier is set to begin in August and has been moved to Dawson County, and those called for jury duty will need to plan on commuting. The first defendant in th...

 
 By Hunter Herbaugh    Local    July 28, 2023

Local boys involved in felony cases in Carter and Fallon Counties

Three local boys are being charged with several felonies in both Carter County and Fallon County following a series of incidents targeting juvenile females last year. Two of the defendants, Tucker...

 
 By Hunter Herbaugh    Local    July 14, 2023

Trial for Fallon homicide suspect gets moved back, officials discuss logistics

The trial for one of the suspects in the homicide investigation of Fallon resident Isaac Carrier has been moved back to next year while the other is still scheduled for later this summer. Planning...

 

Glendive law enforcement veteran confirmed as U.S. Marshal for Montana

Craig Anderson was officially confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the next U.S. Marshal for the state of Montana on June 7. The only thing left to do to make the appointment official is a sign off by the...

 

Eastern Montana moth populations seeing a boom this year

While large swarms of grasshoppers or mosquitoes have been typical summer fair for the region over the past few years, they are being joined by another group this year: miller moths. In recent weeks, area residents may have noticed that there has...

 

Fallon homicide suspect pleads 'not guilty' on amended charges

Jake Burghduff, one of the two individuals currently charged with the murder of Fallon resident Isaac Carrier, pleaded not guilty to amended charges on April 19. His made his initial appearance on...

 
 By Hunter Herbaugh    Local    April 7, 2023

Motions filed as Fallon homicide investigation continues

Prosecutors have filed an affidavit in support of amended charges against one of the defendants in a Fallon homicide case. Meanwhile, the defense in the case has filed a motion to dismiss for lack of...

 
 By Hunter Herbaugh    Local    March 3, 2023

Defendants in Carrier homicide make initial appearance

The defendants in the homicide case of Fallon resident Isaac Carrier made initial appearances in court on Tuesday. Appearing at the Dawson County Courthouse in Glendive in front of Seventh Judicial...

 

Fatality linked to Fallon fire ruled a homicide

The death of Fallon man, Isaac Carrier, whose body was found following a fire on Jan. 23 has been ruled a homicide and two men were arrested last week on charges related to the incident. Sterling...

 

Dawson College Foundation receives $1.8M endowment

The Dawson College Foundation was recently blown away when it received a nearly $1.8 million endowment, the largest donation ever received by the foundation to date, from a family dedicated to...

 

Dawson County rancher sees benefits in raising Wagyu beef

While Angus beef has reigned supreme in Montana and the United States for about as long as cattle ranching in the U.S. has existed, Wagyu beef has been gaining in popularity for several years and...

 

Prosecution, sentencing and expungement questions remain

(Editor's note: This is the fifth in a series about the recent legalization of marijuana in Montana.) With new marijuana laws coming into effect in the state after the passage of Ballot Initiative...

 

Employer, Fed restrictions could limit the ability of some to use marijuana at any time

(Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series about the recent legalization of marijuana in Montana.) With recreational marijuana use now legal, the regulations on its use make it much more...

 

Medical marijuana business owner has concerns about what legalization will do to businesses like his

(Editor's note: This is the third in a series about the recent legalization of marijuana in Montana.) Medical marijuana has been legal in Montana since 2004, giving anyone with a doctor's...

 

Marijuana legalization changes some law enforcement practices

(Editor's note: This is the second in a series about the recent legalization of marijuana in Montana.) With recreational marijuana now legal in the state of Montana, law enforcement is making adjustme...

 

Agencies look to legislature to clear up legalized marijuana rules

(Editor’s note: This is the first in a series about the recent legalization of marijuana in Montana.) At the stroke of midnight on Jan. 1, 2021, possession and use of recreational marijuana became legal for all adults over 21 in Montana after the p...

 

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