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'Doc' Jensen admits child porn charges

James Jensen, the former Miles City high school athletic trainer accused of systematically sexually abusing dozens of teenage boys, pleaded guilty to child porn charges Tuesday. 

Helena's city manager cleared of grievances, must complete management training

Helena City Manager Ana Cortez has been cleared of various grievances filed by two city employees, but she was also directed to take steps to address issues with her management style.

Parents of some Ranch for Kids students 'didn’t even know who to call'

At least a couple of parents of children taken last week from the Ranch for Kids said they were left in the dark for hours about the status of their teens after the state health department removed the minors following reports of abuse and neglect at the private program in Rexford.

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14-year-old entrepreneur opens Helena ice cream truck

“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream” tiny voices sang out in the parking lot at Child’s Play Preschool on Thursday morning as the D’Lish Ice Cream truck played out the traditional tune over its speakers.

Old Glory Landmark, Helena's 50-by-30-foot flag, gets new caretakers

The Old Glory Landmark off Last Chance Gulch is one of the most iconic places in Helena, but it takes a lot of work to keep it that way. 

Stories of Honor: Helena Marine survived grenade explosion

Elwin Franklin enlisted in the U.S. Marines in 1968, three months before he was supposed to graduate from Helena High School.

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