Murder suicide suspected in Helena deaths

Investigators now believe a man and woman found dead inside a Helena home this week were the victims of a murder suicide. Helena Police announced Tuesday that 26 year-old Richgard Ferris and 21 year-old Olivia Serrano’s were found shot to death inside a home on North Hannaford St., Monday and it appears Ferris shot and killed Serrano, before killing himself. The investigation is ongoing.

Hotter temperatures prompt critical fire weather alert

A critical fire weather alert has been issued in Great Falls. The National Weather Service is cautioning residents about the potential for wildfires Wednesday as a result of hotter temperatures and dry conditions expected across central Montana. Officials say that lower elevation grasslands are under a fire weather watch, including central and eastern Lewis and Clark County and the Helena, Townsend and Rocky Mountain ranger districts for the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest, according to NWS.

Fire Destroys Home In East Helena

East Valley firefighters credit a man with saving the lives of his wife and kids when fire broke out in their home early Tuesday. The man woke up in the home in the 25-hundred block of Prickley Pear Avenue around 3 am, and smelled smoke. He heard the crackle of burning wood. The man evacuated his family and dog and went down the street to call 911. The home was destroyed, but the family was unharmed.

Man Threw Lit Firecracker At Children

A Helena man is accused of throwing lit firecrackers at children. Bond is set at 5-thousand dollars for 61 year old Jerry Hall, on charges of assault with a weapon and lighting fireworks within city limits. The incident happened Sunday in the 300 block of North Davis. A firecracker, large enough to injure someone, exploded just a couple of feet away from three kids, who were playing in an enclosed area.

Update: Double death investigation in Helena

We have an update on a double death investigation in Helena. The Helena Police Department has confirmed that a 26-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman, who were found dead inside a Helena home on Monday morning, appear to have died from gunshot wounds. Police said both bodies were taken to the state crime lab for autopsies. Helena Police are not looking for a suspect in the case.

Helena man charged in firecracker case

HELENA – A Helena man is facing multiple assault charges in connection to a fireworks incident. 61 year-old Jerry Ronald Hall has been charged with three counts of assault with a weapon and one count of lighting fireworks in city limits, after he allegedly set off a ‘salute cracker,’ within city limits that exploded just feet away from three children who were playing nearby in the area of North Davis on July 15. A Lewis & Clark County judge set bond at $5,000 for Hall who has denied the allegations in the firecracker case.

Two Found Dead In Home

Helena Police are investigating the deaths of a man and woman found in a local home on Monday morning. Police say the bodies were found in a home in the 11-hundred block of North Hannaford Street. Both were dead from gunshot wounds. Police say they are not looking for a suspect, and there is no danger to the public.

Man Breaks Into Humane Society To Steal Dog

A local man had a violent reaction to being rejected when he tried to adopt a pet from the Lewis and Clark Humane Society. He rammed his car into the gate several times early Monday, the broke a window to get into the building. He left with a Husky, but the dog ran away from him. The husky was eventually located Monday morning and returned to the shelter safely. The dog will need to see a vet for an injured paw. Police arrested a man shortly after the break-in. he was concealing a handgun in his waistband with a round chambered.

First responders came out in full force this year for the annual Rodeo Parade

(EAST HELENA) Organizers said first responders came out in full force this year for the annual Rodeo Parade. Hundreds of people lined East Helena’s Main Street Saturday afternoon to watch the parade of about 40 entries, ranging from tractors and other farm equipment to hot rods and dirt bikes, along with emergency vehicles from a number of local fire departments. Organizers say the Rodeo Parade has been running in East Helena for several decades.

Giving back was the goal of two kids in Great Falls

Giving back was the goal of two kids in Great Falls. Cody Marten and Haylee Anderson opened up a lemonade stand on the corner of Central and 30th Street South Sunday and gave away free lemonade to police officers, firefighters, and EMS workers. The duo said it was their way of showing appreciation for all the hard work they do every day saving people’s lives. Military members were discounted, as well.