This just in from the FBI:
The FBI Salt Lake City and FBI El Paso Divisions are issuing an alert this afternoon about an e-mail scam that is affecting Montana residents. The FBI office in Billings, Montana, has received complaints about a phony email. We are aware of one individual who may [...]
We’re just guessing this bank robber (shown below, on a security tape from a Wells Fargo bank in Washington) doesn’t appreciate her nickname:
BUTTE – The FBI is investigating whether a Montana bank robbery is related to at least 18 bank robberies in Washington and Oregon attributed to the “bad hair bandit.”
While Cops and Courts usually sticks to western Montana issues, regular readers know we sometimes venture farther afield when something particularly interesting grabs our attention.
Today, it’s The Denver Post’s follow-up story on the arrest of fugitive siblings [below, right] Lee Grace Dougherty, 29; Dylan Stanley-Dougherty, 26 [center], and Ryan Dougherty.
The three [...]
Timely advice from the feds: WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is warning computer users against unsolicited emails purporting to show photos or videos of the killing of Osama bin Laden.
The bureau says they may contain a virus that can steal personal identification information or infect a computer. In a statement Tuesday, the [...]
“It sure feels like a blatant, obvious, calculated, bullying interference by the federal government in Montana decision-making.”
Leading medical marijuana advocate Tom Daubert (in Helena Independent Record file photo) about federal raids on medical pot shops on the same day a Montana legislative panel debated repeal of the 2004 voter initiative that legalized [...]
Here’s the latest from the Associated Press. More here later and in tomorrow’s Missoulian:
HELENA (AP) – Federal agents with guns drawn raided at least 10 medical marijuana operations across Montana on Monday.
Agents near Helena burst into Montana Cannabis’ greenhouse, where the company grows more than 1,600 plants for its four stores across the state. The greenhouse runs about half the length of a football field and is packed with marijuana plants that can be seen from U.S. Highway 12.
About 15 workers were inside the warehouse during the morning raid. Montana Cannabis employee Brett Thompson, 30, said he stepped outside to smoke a cigarette and saw agents running up the driveway.
“They came in, guns drawn, got us down on the ground and in cuffs as fast as they could,” Thompson said.
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This is the latest from the Associated Press. Follow Missoulian.com for updates:
SPOKANE, Wash. – An explosive device found inside a backpack along a downtown Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route was a credible threat capable of causing multiple deaths, the FBI said Tuesday.
The device was successfully disposed of by [...]
Dana Campbell, whose teenage son appeared yesterday in federal court in Billings on charges he tried to hire someone to kill her, tells the Billings Gazette the news made her ill:
Dana Campbell talks about having her son charged attempting to hire someone to kill her. (Bob Zellar/Billings Gazette)
Dana Campbell told [...]
A Billings teenager whose mother had recently inherited a lot of money is accused of trying to set up a $10,000 deal to have her killed.
According to the Billings Gazette, Matthew Russell Campbell (photo above), 18, of Roundup, offered to pay a man to kill his mother, Dana Campbell, as well as [...]