Kathleen J. Bryan, Billings Gazette

Kathleen J. Bryan

Billings Gazette

Butte, MT, United States

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Past articles by Kathleen:

Man pleads guilty to assaulting nurse at Montana State Hospital

A 31-year-old man accused of assaulting a nurse at the Montana State Hospital admitted in Butte district court Thursday that he pushed her because he was mentally ill. → Read More

Police: Stolen guns found in Homestake Lake

BUTTE — About a dozen stolen firearms and a gun safe have been recovered from Homestake Lake east of Butte, police said Tuesday. → Read More

Police: Death of prerelease escapee could be homicide

Authorities have not ruled out foul play in the death of a 20-year-old prerelease escapee whose body was found in a wooded area in Anaconda-Deer Lodge County last week. → Read More

Trial set for ex-Navy SEAL O'Neill in DUI case

A driving under the influence trial for ex-Navy SEAL Rob O’Neill has been set for September, his attorney said Friday. → Read More

Body of missing 20-year-old woman found in Anaconda-Deer Lodge County

BUTTE — The body of a 20-year-old woman found in a remote area of Deer Lodge County last week has been identified as a resident of a Butte Prerelease Center, → Read More

Former Montana correctional employee at prison admits to raping inmate

BUTTE — A Deer Lodge women admitted having sexual intercourse with a Montana State Prison inmate in 2015 at a change of plea hearing Thursday in Butte district court. → Read More

Puppy rescued from 26-foot-deep mine shaft near Dillon

DILLON — Rescuers reunited a 5-month-old puppy with its owners Monday after it fell into a 26-foot mine shaft west of Dillon. → Read More

Search for missing Butte man intensifies Saturday in Madison County

SILVER STAR — The weeklong search for a missing 60-year-old Butte man in Madison County will escalate Saturday, authorities said. → Read More

Missing Butte man identified; search continues in Madison County

BUTTE — Authorities say the search for a missing Butte man has transitioned from a search and rescue mission to one of recovery. → Read More

'Hot pots' near Whitehall become magnet for alcohol-fueled incidents

WHITEHALL — Rancher John Kountz often thinks about the young woman who appeared on his doorstep in the pitch dark last June, her bare feet bleeding from walking a dirt → Read More

Stolen $8K BBQ pit, trailer found in Butte via Facebook

BUTTE — Sometimes it takes social media to find a stolen treasure. → Read More

Doctor stripped of license for alleged drug use facing more charges

A former state doctor whose medical license was recently revoked is facing additional drug charges in connection with a hit-and-run crash east of Anaconda in March. → Read More

Husband shot wife three times before killing himself, reports show

BUTTE — Michelle “Rae” Farrell was shot and killed by her husband before turning the .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol on himself, authorities said Wednesday. → Read More

Police investigating murder-suicide west of Butte

BUTTE — A man and woman were found dead from gunshot wounds at a home west of Ramsay on Good Friday in what police say was a murder-suicide. → Read More

Montana man found guilty of beating his father to death with baseball bat

BUTTE — Jurors found Adam Hatfield, 25, guilty of killing his father following nearly 11 hours of deliberation Thursday in Butte district court. → Read More

For Montana girl, there's no place like home to fight for her life

BUTTE — Six-year-old Annalyn Halvorsen loves mermaids because they have super powers. → Read More

Butte woman faces disorderly charge after allegedly trying to kiss police officer

A Butte woman who allegedly attempted to kiss a police officer after he responded to a report of a disturbance has pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor charges in Butte → Read More

Dealer dumps $640,000 in meth in Butte, police say

Lester Oxendine bought drugs in Las Vegas to sell here → Read More

Police blotter: Homeless man arrested at campsite; truck shears utility pole

WANTED MAN William Pannabecker, 23, was wanted on a $3,000 criminal contempt warrant issued in Butte city court when police found him sleeping in a tent adjacent to the walking trail at Pinion Avenue on Tuesday. The homeless man was arrested. Police say there was trash and feces at the campsite, which the county plans to dismantle. DODGE RAM DUI Terry Quane, 46, of Butte was requested to appear… → Read More

Butte man accused of aiming loaded gun at policeman

A Butte man who police say aimed a loaded shotgun at an officer Saturday night was charged with felony assault with a weapon in Butte justice court Monday. → Read More