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UPDATE: Missing elderly Shelby man located

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Malcolm McAlpine has been located and is being treated at a local hospital. Toole County Sheriff's office wishes to thank everyone for their assistance.

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Search turns to recovery for 4 men missing after Selway River car crash

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The Idaho County Sheriff said on Friday that the search for four men, who went missing after the vehicle crashed into a river near the Montana-Idaho border, has turned from a rescue to a recovery. The crash happened Monday morning on the Upper Selway River, which is about 60 miles west of Darby.

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Montana school bus provider accused of dealing meth

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The man entrusted with providing school bus service to students in St. Ignatius was arrested Thursday on drug charges. 

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The last DVD rental store in Missoula is closing Monday

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Crazy Mike’s Video is much more than a movie rental place, which is how this local rental store outlasted the chains.

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Your Montana Garden: Combination Pots

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In this week's installment of Your Montana Garden, our expert at Caras Nursery says "the sky's the limit" when it comes to planting beautiful flower pots. More>>

EPA is coming up with a contingency plan for former Smurfit site

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The EPA is coming up with a contingency plan to be prepared for an emergency near the old Smurfit Stone container site.  

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Wolf-like animal stumps experts

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It may be another week before we know exactly what type of animal was killed by a rancher near Denton last week. 

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State-funded preschool holds first graduation

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Flathead Valley Community College held a graduation ceremony for the first cohort of students...

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New concert and event center coming to Bozeman

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A new 1,500 capacity concert venue and event center is soon coming to Bozeman. The venue will be owned and operated by Logjam Presents, which is the same company that operates concerts the Wilma and Top Hat Lounge in Missoula and the Kettlehouse Amphitheater in Bonner.

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Fire completely destroys Corvallis home

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A fire broke on in the Bitterroot Valley on Thursday, completely destroying one Corvallis home. Authorities responded to the home on Bailey Lane just after 5 p.m.

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EPA says Smurfit-Stone chemicals aren't leaking into Clark Fork

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MISSOULA - EPA officials say they don't think Smurfit-Stone settling ponds are leaking contaminants into the Clark Fork, even though visual footage of the site makes it look like that's what happening.

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Wolf-like animal killed near Denton

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DENTON - One family in Denton said they called Fish Wildlife and Parks after they shot what appeared to be a wolf on their ranch.   According to KXLO in Lewistown, game wardens came out to pick the animal up and sent pictures of it to a wolf specialist in Great Falls.  

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Bozeman drug lord sentenced to 15 years in prison

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BOZEMAN - A 38-year-old Bozeman resident is sentenced to more than 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to his involvement in a multi-county drug ring. From July 2016 to May 2017, Edward Paul Ellington led a drug ring that operated in Gallatin and Broadwater Counties. Police said Ellington would sell large quantities of meth to at least a dozen people, who then would sell it to dozens of others. He was considered the largest drug supplier in the Bozeman ...

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Rachel Dolezal facing felony theft charges for welfare fraud

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Former Spokane Chapter NAACP President Rachel Dolezal is now facing legal trouble that could land her behind bars. 

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Most Seeley Lake-area camping open for Memorial Day weekend

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Despite this spring's heavy floods, most campgrounds in the Seeley Lake area are open for Memorial Day weekend. However, Big Larch campground on the east side of Seeley Lake is closed, according to Lolo National Forest. The campground is full of downed trees and branches. Click here for a full list of road closures and alerts from Lolo National Forest. Montana State Parks Salmon Lake and Placid Lake are also open for day-use-only recreation. In the Flathead National Forest, Holland...

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News Minute: Montana Dems seeking ethics investigation into Gianforte assault

The head of the Montana Democratic Party is asking for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte lied when he assaulted a reporter last year. The request comes exactly one year...

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Security troops on Wyoming nuclear missile base took LSD

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Investigators cracked the drug ring in March 2016. Fourteen airmen were disciplined.

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President Trump signs bill easing post-2008 crisis restraints on banks

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President Donald Trump has signed into law a measure loosening key restraints for banks that came in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. 

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Reports say Tester snubbed as Trump signs banking reform bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Thursday, President Trump signed a bill aimed at cutting regulations on smaller banks. The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act is described as cutting "red tape" on community banks and credit unions. It was developed by a bipartisan group of senators including Jon Tester (D-Montana) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho.) Tester, who sits on the Senate's Banking Committee, issued a statement saying the Economic Growth Act will benefit sma...

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Idaho girl who died in car fire identified, parents jailed

A 4-year-old girl who died after a car erupted into flames in Boise has been identified by authorities who say both parents are in custody at the Ada County Jail.

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Montana ACLU says Havre border patrol incident was "atrocious"

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An incident in Havre is going viral after Havre resident Ana Suda and her friend were stopped by a border patrol agent because they speak Spanish.

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DEET or not to DEET

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To DEET or not to DEET… that is the question. You might not think it matters as long as it keeps those pesky mosquitoes away, but you might want to take a closer look at that bug spray bottle before you spray it on you or your kiddo's.  One of the biggest concerns when it comes to bug spray is if the chemical N-diethyl-meta-toluamide, more commonly known as ‘DEET’, is safe to use; especially on children. The good news is that you’re 100% in the clear. ... More>>

MSU, Bozeman Police launch Special Victims Unit

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Reports of rape and sexual assault are increasing in Montana, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Free tetanus shots offered to flood victims Video included

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With flood waters carrying harmful bacteria...

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Montana woman turning love of dandelions into a business Video included

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MISSOULA - Tired of all those dandelions on your lawn? A Missoula woman wants to know - she likes to go to friends' houses to pick their dandelions.

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Logjam Presents planning new concert venue for Bozeman

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BOZEMAN - A major venue owner and event promoter in Missoula is now setting his sights on Bozeman. On Wednesday, the Bozeman Chronicle reported that the owner of the Top Hat and Wilma is now planning a new venue for Bozeman. Nick Checota told the Chronicle that he envisions a 1,500-seat venue the corner of Seventh and Short Street. It's near Whittier Elementary School and the new RSVP Motel.  Checota is best known for buying the Top Hat and later the Wilma in downtown Missoula...

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Helena man convicted of killing girlfriend

A 22-year-old Helena man has been convicted of deliberate homicide for shooting his girlfriend in the head as she sat in a car last July.

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VIDEO: Search continues for four people in Idaho river

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GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO - The search continues for four people who remain missing after their car wrecked and landed upside-down in the Selway River in a remote part of Idaho. Newly released video shows the car submerged in a fast-moving river.

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University of Montana bookstore racks up $1.8 million in losses

The University of Montana is finalizing negotiations for Barnes & Noble College to manage the campus bookstore, which has racked up $1.8 million in losses in the last few years.

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Four remain missing after car crashes into Idaho river

Officials are searching for four missing people after their vehicle was found in the upper Selway River in northern Idaho backcountry.  Two survivors have returned to their home state of Georgia.

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NFL owners adopt new policy to address anthem protests

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NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand if they come to the field.  

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Congratulations to Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Year 2018!

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The people have spoken, and the winner of our Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Year for 2018 is Kaelyn Smith. The Polson Pirate was surprised with her $2,000 scholarship check at practice on Tuesday afternoon.

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Is social media pressuring Montanans to change their faces? Video included

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In a time when there's pressure to always look perfect for your next selfie, we found out even Montanans are showing a growing interest in procedures to enhance their face.

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State of the art firearm training technology comes to Billings Video included

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A local gun range brings state of the art technology to Billings in an effort to help better train those new to firearms and even seasoned veterans. 

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MSU creates new device to battle invasive fish in Yellowstone Lake

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MSU has created a new device that could help in Yellowstone’s fight against an invasive fish. 

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Trend-Getting off prescription pills with drugs

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When it comes to drug use Marijuana use is happening at an even younger age.
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Tuesday standoff suspect involved in 2014 standoff with GFPD Video included

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The Great Falls Police Department has apprehended a male suspect after he barricaded himself in an apartment building on the 11-hundred block of  7th Avenue South for almost four hours Tuesday. The incident occurred right outside the south entrance of Longfellow Elementary School. Neighbors on the scene told KFBB they witnessed GFPD try to pull over a vehicle, when the man driving jumped out and ran into the apartment complex. Police did tell reporters on scene that this was a ...

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10 year old missing case in Anaconda remains a mystery

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There is another missing person's case in the Anaconda area. 

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Nurse alleges she was fired for reporting a sexual assault

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A nurse files suit in federal court after claiming she was fired from her job after reporting a sexual assault. 

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Plane crash blocks eastbound lanes on I-90 at Lookout Pass

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An accident is blocking the eastbound lanes on I-90 at Lookout Pass, just half a mile east of the border with Idaho. Authorities reported the accident at 3:16 PM Tuesday. Drivers are warned to expect delays and reduced speeds.

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19-year-old Missoula man sentenced for raping 5-year-old

A 19-year-old Montana man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for raping a 5-year-old girl in Helena.

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Four people missing after vehicle overturns in the Selway

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Crews in Montana and Idaho are looking for four people who have not been seen since their vehicle turned over into the Selway River Monday morning.  

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Many Missoula flood victims say they didn't have flood insurance Video included

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MISSOULA - As the Clark Fork is still running at a minor flood stage, search and rescue teams are wading into evacuated neighborhoods to take a look at the damage left by the 100-year flood. Unfortunately, many homeowners shouldn't expect good news. With running water flooding some homes for weeks now, Missoula County crews are reporting permanent structural damage to many buildings in the Orchard Homes area. About 300 homes are slated to be looked at this week in hopes of learning ...

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Judge to decide on anti-transgender bathroom proposal case

A Montana judge soon will decide on issues in a case against a proposed anti-transgender bathroom initiative.

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Is "Selfie-Itis" coming to Montana?

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In November 2013, the word "selfie" appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary. These days, selfies are ubiquitous on social media - and Montanans are no exception. On Tuesday night on ABC FOX Montana, we're taking a look at the lengths some people will go to to take the "perfect" selfie. Even Montanans are turning to plastic surgery to keep up with our increasingly image-based world. You don't need plastic surgery to take a great photo, though. We found 12 tips ...

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Man shot in neck in downtown Billings

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Police are investigating a domestic disturbance that left one man injured after being shot in the neck.

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Some apps allow kids to "play" plastic surgeon

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Some apps depicting plastic surgery are now targeting kids as young as eight. 

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Convicted Montana pain doctor back in custody

A 69-year-old former Montana pain doctor convicted of overprescribing opioids leading to the deaths of two patients is back in custody after missing an appeal filing deadline with the state Supreme Court.

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Montana family's Cancun vacation derailed by serious injury Video included

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A family from Malta on vacation in Cancun has had their dream vacation come to a terrible conclusion after a dive off of a dock resulted in a broken spine.

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Montana Treasure: Bozeman's Julius Lehrkind Brewing celebrates its roots

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BOZEMAN - The Gallatin Valley's newest brewery can boast roots going back more than a century. The great-great-grandson of German settler Julius Lehrkind is re-launching the brewery brand started by his family.

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Marketers dropping "Real America" slogan for Montana and other western states

A group of five western states that banded together nearly three decades ago to market the region internationally is changing its brand.

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Interior moves to lift restrictions on hunting bears, wolves

The Trump administration is moving to reverse Obama-era rules barring hunters on some public lands in Alaska from baiting bears with bacon and doughnuts and using spotlights to shoot mother bears and their cubs hibernating in dens.

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Bozeman hires new spokeswoman for city commission

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The City of Bozeman has hired the cities first ever communications coordinator. 

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Receding flood water allows survey of damage in Montana

Receding water is allowing officials to better survey flood damage that occurred to homes in the Missoula area in western Montana.

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Helena man convicted in girlfriend's shooting death

A jury has found a 22-year-old Helena man guilty of deliberate homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend last year.

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What To Do When Wildlife Attacks

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Here in Montana the odds of being attacked by wildlife are few and far between, but in a rare case you do come face to face with a wild animal there are several safety hacks when  wildlife attacks.

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Dam Clean Up After Flooding

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Volunteers have been pouring out to help with the intense flooding we've been seeing.  But other unsung heroes have been keeping the power running as the floods attempt to clog up many of Montana's dams. 

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Emergency crews continue to repair levee in the Turah area Video included

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As we know flood waters have been causing some damage...

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Yellowstone County law enforcement investigating possible meth lab

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Billings Police, Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office, and Billings Hazmat are investigating a possible abandoned meth lab.

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Montana Supreme Court: FWP did not violate ethics laws

The Montana Supreme Court says Fish, Wildlife & Parks complied with ethics laws after a state-owned educational trailer was used by a private group during a political campaign.

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1 Killed in 2 vehicle crash on I-15

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Around 11:30 am on Sunday, scanner traffic indicated a rollover crash had occurred in the southbound lane of Interstate 15 near Emerson Junction.

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Missoula crews checking homes for flood damage

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MISSOULA - Some evacuated homeowners will soon get a chance to find out how much damage they're facing from the last few weeks of flooding. Starting May 22, search and rescue crews are surveying flooded houses in the Orchard Homes area to check for damage. A release from Missoula County says that if you're one of the evacuated residents, you can call 406-258-4841 to ask to have your property looked at. The county says search and rescue teams are best equipped to venture out in...

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GoFundMe created for Libby bear attack victim

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A GoFundMe has been created for the woman attacked by a bear in the Cabinet Mountains May 17.

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Baboon on the loose at San Antonio Airport

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SAN ANTONIO - Airport officials are working with several agencies to corral a baboon that escaped an airplane. According to ABC News reporters on Twitter, the baboon was on American Airlines flight 1014 from Chicago, destined for a local animal sanctuary.

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Accident kills 1 north of Great Falls

Montana Highway Patrol says one person has died in a two-vehicle accident.

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'Jurassic Park' dinosaur expert's next big thing: holograms

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The Montana paleontologist who consulted with director Steven Spielberg on the "Jurassic Park" movies is developing a three-dimensional hologram exhibit that will showcase the latest theories on what dinosaurs looked like.

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Former Bozeman city employee accused of embezzlement

A former Bozeman employee has pleaded not guilty in a Montana court to charges of embezzling from the city and a business organization.

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East Glacier manslaughter convict to remain free until his sentencing

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Judge John Johnston has ruled William Arocha Jr. will remain free until his sentencing September 6.

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Cougar killed after attack on cyclists in Washington

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SEATTLE - A mountain biker who survived a cougar attack that killed his friend east of Seattle is recovering in the hospital. Photos show Fish and Wildlife officers with a male cougar they shot and killed following Saturday's attack in a remote area near North Bend.  Officers believe it is the same cougar that killed 32-year-old SJ Brooks and injured 31-year-old Issac Sederbaum.

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Flood evacuees can return home

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Missoula County officials say flooding evacuees can temporarily return home as of Monday. Residents are allowed to return to their properties without checking in and out at road blocks, but are cautioned to not reinhabit their homes until the flooding emergency is over.

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Washington man suspected of murder arrested in Hardin

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The Big Horn County Sheriff's Office has arrested and booked a man suspected of first degree murder Saturday. Jacob Ozuna fled the state of Washington. According to Q13 Fox, a Washington news station, The Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force in Yakima said Ozuna is "a six-time convicted felon and a dangerous gang member." according to Q13, Ozuna, a.k.a "Kapone," has a $1 million dollar warrant for first degree murder along with two counts of  assaul...

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Yellowstone bison experiment stopped, disease rules changed

Federal officials shut down an experiment on diseased wildlife from Yellowstone National Park after inspectors questioned government protocols for handling infected bison.

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Hasbro trademarks Play-doh's scent: sweet, slightly musky

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PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) - Hasbro has trademarked the scent of Play-doh. The toy company on Friday announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has recognized Play-doh's distinctive smell with a registered trademark, something rarely issued for a scent.

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Yellowstone counts fewer visits so far compared to last year

Fewer people have visited Yellowstone National Park so far this year compared to the same time frame last year.

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Clarkson calls for change at Billboard Awards

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Kelly Clarkson tearfully called for a moment of change, instead of a moment of silence for the victims of a school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, at the opening of the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. The awards show host, who is from Texas, said as she held back tears that moments of silence are not working, but "why don't we change what's happening"

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Stroke awareness month: How one victim overcame the odds

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Stroke is a leading cause of death and long term disability worldwide and can happen to anyone at any time at any age, something that Kathryn Dunning knows too well.Dunning said, “I felt really good about everything, then went to bed and didn’t wake up. I woke up 2 days later and went to the ER because I had a serious stroke.”

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UPDATE: Amber Alert issued for missing Billings boy is canceled, boy found safe

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An Amber Alert has been issued for Christopher Joseph Getsdownoften, an 18-month-old Native American boy. 

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Temporary relief for Missoula flooding victims

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According to incident Public Information Officer Mel Holtz, the water levels have dropped in the Missoula area after the expected spike in water levels didn't occur. 

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Bucking Horse Sale brings thousands to Miles City Video included

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Thousands of people are gathered this weekend in Miles City for the World Famous Bucking Horse Sale.

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Billings company develops technology to detect gunfire and notify authorities Video included

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Billings company Shot Tracer has developed technology that can easily be installed in schools and other public buildings. The devices will detect gunfire and within seconds notify anyone with the app including local police.

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Georgia man claims son was raped at Special K Ranch

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The Special K Ranch is being accused of negligence after a Georgia man alleges his developmentally disabled son was raped while at Special K Ranch.  

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Only 3 known to have survived Boeing 737 crash in Cuba

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By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press    HAVANA (AP) - A 39-year-old airliner with 110 people aboard crashed and burned in a cassava field just after taking off from the Havana airport Friday, leaving three survivors in Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades, officials said.    The Boeing 737 went down just after noon a short distance from the end of the runway at Jose Marti International Airport while on a short-hop flight to the ...

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FWP says bear attack victim was field assistant

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KALISPELL - A Fish and Wildlife Service field assistant was seriously injured in a bear attack reported in the Cabinet Mountains on May 17. An update from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks says the woman is a field assistant on a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grizzly bear study. On the morning of May 17, she was attacked in a "surprise defense encounter" involving a bear in the Poorman Creek area.  Officials do not know for sure what kind of bear was involved. The wo...

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Expect large crowds at the Bozeman Airport this summer

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As summer rolls in, Montana’s busiest airport is expecting to break more records as people start to roll in and out of the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. 

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Boeing 737 crashes with 104 passengers aboard in Cuba

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HAVANA (AP) - A Boeing 737 operated by state airline Cubana crashed on takeoff from Jose Marti International Airport in Havana on Friday with 104 passengers and nine crew aboard, coming to rest in a farm field where firefighters sprayed the charred fuselage with hoses. There was no immediate word on casualties.    Officials said the plane was headed to the eastern city of Holguin when it crashed.

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Up to 10 fatalities in Texas high school shooting; 1 suspect in custody, another suspect detained

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SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - The local sheriff says as many as 10 people may have been killed during a shooting at a high school near Houston, most of them students. 

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Student Athlete of the Year top 10 contenders May 16

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Here's your Top 10 contenders for Student Athlete of the Year, as of May 18. The winner will receive a $2,000 cash scholarship, awarded by ABC FOX Montana and Mattress Firm Montana! Voting closes at midnight on May 21, and we'll announce a winner on May 22! Keep those votes coming in by clicking here. You can vote ONCE EVERY HOUR! 1. Keri Peterson (Missoula) 2. Katie Hoppe (Belgrade) 3. Kaelyn Smith (Polson) 4. Brooke Mycke (Conrad) 5. Macy Mangold (Fergus) 6. Rachel Ryan (Gr...

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Montana Unemployment drops to 4%

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Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montana’s unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.0% for the month of April.

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Missoula Flooding Resources

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Here's a list of resources for the flooding Missoula neighborhoods as of the week of May 14-20. Information compiled from the Missoula Flood Support Facebook group. Inciweb for the latest updates compiled by state and local emergency officials Missoula Flood Support community group on Facebook Missoula County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Missoula County 911 Facebook Missoula County Facebook Request for Disaster Assistance form: http://bit.ly/RequestForAssistance Donate sand ...

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Forecast improves for Missoula floods this weekend

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MISSOULA - County officials say residents preparing for the river to crest this weekend may be able to breathe a sigh of relief. The National Weather Service's latest prediction says water levels won't rise as high as they did on May 12-13, when they hit 14 feet.

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Law enforcement honor fallen Deputy Mason Moore, 1 year after his death

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TOWNSEND - Just one year ago, Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore lost his life in the line of duty, on a high-speed chase in southwestern Montana. The loss of Deputy Moore weighs on the hearts of his department and community. 

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Man rescued from Clark Fork after jumping from bridge

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Missoula Police are staging at several bridges in town after receiving numerous reports from people saying a man jumped off the Orange Street bridge in to the Clark Fork River.  

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CDC: Romaine lettuce now safe to eat, 172 sickened by E. coli

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Health officials say nearly two dozen more cases of a food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grown in Arizona have been reported.

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UM student doc explores ways to alleviate overcrowding in Montana jails

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For the past four months, nine University of Montana School of Journalism students have been taking a closer look at overcrowding in Montana's 36 jails. The culmination of their work, 'Montana jails: Slammed for Solutions,' will broadcast for a statewide audience on Thursday night.

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Flood season takes a toll on Missoula families Video included

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MISSOULA - On Mallard Way, off Mullan Road, many residents were having a tough time on Wednesday as they scrambled to prepare for another round of high water. "Take a look at how fast the Clark Fork River is moving right now, and it's only supposed to get higher moving into the weekend," says Bob Dischner. "That's why neighbors are working really hard together to prepare for the flood." Dischner says this flood season has been extremely draining on him and his fa...

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More smoke expected from Mount Sentinel controlled burn

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MISSOULA - Expect more smoke from a controlled burn on Mount Sentinel planned for May 17- May 22. 

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Search postponed for Great Falls woman due to floodwaters

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GREAT FALLS - Searchers have yet to find Brittney Roberts, the woman who is identified falling into the water near Black Eagle Dam in April. Dangerous conditions halted the search.

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Tester and Bullock support Senate's net neutrality vote, Daines votes against

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Gov. Steve Bullock issued a statement in support of the U.S. Senate's vote this week to reinstate net neutrality. After the Federal Communications Commission repealed net neutrality rules in January, Bullock became the first state governor to issue an executive order requiring internet providers that contract with the state of Montana to follow net neutrality. This week, a Senate majority voted in favor of restoring net neutrality. Supporters of net neutrality sa...

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New Farm Bill would add new job requirements for SNAP recipients

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WASHINGTON - House Republicans are introducing new work and job training requirements for adults who receive food assistance through the SNAP program. Those requirements will be included in the massive new Farm Bill, which is scheduled for a vote in the House on Friday. It would require able-bodied adults between ages 18 and 59 who don't have children ages 6 or under to work a minimum of 20 hours a week or be in job training, and that would grow to 25 hours per week in 2026. 

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Man arrested on suspicion of killing Anaconda cancer patient Video included

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Butte police took a murder suspect into custody early Wednesday morning. 

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Missoula named one of America's drunkest cities

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New buzz about Missoula: it's been named one of America's drunkest cities. According to 24/7 Wall Street, Zootown comes in at 7. Green Bay, Wisconsin is in first place. Dothan, Alabama is the driest.  24/7 Wall Street reviewed the adult excessive drinking rate in 381 U.S. metro areas to identify the 20 drunkest and driest cities. The cities with the highest excessive drinking rates are concentrated in the Midwest, while those with the lowest rates are mostly in southern s... More>>

Don't be a statistic, one in four consumers are scammed by travel fraud

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While you might be getting excited for summer, you need to be careful while booking your family vacation. 

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How you can help Missoula flood victims

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Donate to United Way of Missoula County Volunteer to fill sandbags Donate resources like sand or bottled water

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Fire sparks as crews try to secure flooded Missoula mobile home

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A Weather Authority Alert is still in effect as of Tuesday, despite a lull in water levels on Missoula's Clark Fork River. Safety crews took this opportunity to assess damage and gain control of one of several mobile homes swept off their foundations on Schmidt Lane. And as crews were cutting through the exterior of a mobile home to secure a chain around it, a fire started.

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Montana Treasure: The inspiring Ann Bourassa

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Our own Meghan Bourassa honors her mom, Ann, who's been a best friend and a source of strength - even as she deals with a cancer diagnosis.

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Crash in Big Horn County leaves 2 dead, 7 injured

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A crash in Big Horn County leaves two girls dead and seven people injured. 

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Helena man killed in rollover crash near Jordan

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A Helena man was killed in rollover crash near Jordan around 6:45 Monday evening. 

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Puppies rescued from hot trunk during Oregon traffic stop

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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon State Police trooper rescued 10 German shepherd Husky puppies from a hot car trunk during a traffic stop.   Oregon State Police say the trooper stopped a car Monday afternoon on Interstate 5 just south of Medford, Oregon. Police say the trooper noticed signs of suspicious activity which led to a search of the car and the discovery of the dogs.

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Prescribed burn planned for Sawmill Gulch Tuesday

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MISSOULA - Forest Service officials are burning understory acreage in the Rattlesnake Recreation Area on Tuesday, and hikers and bikers should watch out. The Missoula Ranger District is planning to burn 125 acres in the Sawmill Gulch area, just off the main Rattlesnake trailhead, to reduce fuel load and restore the health of the ecosystem.  

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Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel gets a makeover

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The month of May means the start of a new summer tourism season in Yellowstone National Park and a new look for the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. ABC FOX Montana's Angela Marshall takes you on a tour, in the video above, as Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel gets a make-over.

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Judge rules to release names of Billings cops in sex misconduct incident

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During a court hearing Monday, a judge denied a request by three Billings police officers to have their names withheld from the public.

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Team Rubicon urgently needs more sandbag volunteers Video included

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MISSOULA - The county urgently needs more volunteers to help fill sandbags before flooding worsens by the end of the week. The number of volunteers have significantly gone down since Saturday, and they're now only producing about half as many sandbags as over the weekend.

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Some Missoula flood victims allowed to return temporarily

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MISSOULA - Evacuated residents got some welcome news on Monday afternoon as they're allowed to return temporarily to check on their homes. Flooding is expected to worsen on Thursday and Friday.

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Friend says Margot Kidder had unusual wish for her remains

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Friends are recalling the life of Margot Kidder, who died Sunday at age 69 in her home in Livingston. They say she had an unusual request for her remains.

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Clark Fork closed from Reserve to Kona for safety

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MISSOULA - A section of the Clark Fork is closed to all recreation access due to dangerous debris, downed power lines and high waters. A press release from Missoula County says the closure will stay in effect while emergency officials try to remove the power lines and wait for waters to recede.

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Margot Kidder, Lois Lane in the 'Superman' franchise, found dead

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LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) - Margot Kidder, who starred as Lois Lane in the "Superman" film franchise of the late 1970s and early 1980s, has died.    Franzen-Davis Funeral Home in Livingston, Montana, posted a notice on its website saying Kidder died Sunday at her home there. 

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Power lines tipped over in the Clark Fork, Missoula officials warn

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MISSOULA - Floods in the Tower Street area knocked over power lines, causing a serious hazard in the water. An alert issued by Missoula County on Sunday night warns that power lines are in the water from the end of Tower Street spanning to Schmidt Lane.  NorthWestern Energy has shut off the power to the lines, but they remain a significant danger to anyone recreating on the Clark Fork.  While emergency officials try to resolve the situation, the public is urged to stay aw...

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Flooding updates in your area

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Here are the current flooding statuses for rivers in your area: 

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Public meeting to discuss Missoula Co flooding set for Monday

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According to a Facebook post from Missoula County 9-1-1, there is a public meeting scheduled for 6:00 pm on Monday at Hawthorne Elementary in Orchard Homes to discuss flooding. Hawthorne Elementary is located at 2835 S 3rd Street W in Missoula.

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Body of skier missing since February found

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The body of Dr. Jonathan Torgerson, the skier who has been missing since February, has been found. According to the Flathead County Sheriff's Office, searches have resumed in the past few weeks to locate Dr. Torgerson. 

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Clark Fork reaches 2nd highest level on record

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The Clark Fork River reached the 2nd highest level on record Friday night.

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Parks, fishing access sites closed along Clark Fork

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Fish Wildlife and Parks officials have closed several parks and fishing access points along the flooded Clark Fork River. 

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Washington woman sentenced to 15 years for plot to kill husband

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A Spokane Valley woman found guilty of plotting to kill her husband for life insurance money will spend the next 15 years in prison.  

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Volunteers bag 300 tons of sand, move locations

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As the Clark Fork River broke a historic record, cresting just under 14 feet Friday night, volunteers scrambling to fill sandbags broke a record of their own. 

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Flooding plagues Helena mobile home community

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A makeshift levee that was holding back floodwaters at a mobile home park collapsed overnight, opening up the floodgates even more. 

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Your Montana Garden: Hanging with Bill

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Come along with our own Meghan Bourassa and Bill from Caras Nursery to talk all things plants.

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Smurfit-Stone chemical ponds at risk of leaking into Clark Fork

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MISSOULA - As the Clark Fork rises, it's at risk of contamination from the industrial settling ponds at the former Smurfit-Stone site.

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Liam, Emma lead top baby names in US for 2017

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Emma and Liam are at the top of the most frequently chosen baby names in 2017.    For the fourth year in a row, Emma was the top girl's name on the Social Security Administration's annual list of the most popular baby names.

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7 dead in what could be Australia's worst mass shooting in 22 years

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OSMINGTON, Australia - It could be Australia's worst mass shooting in 22 years. A family of seven was found dead with gunshot wounds at a rural property in southwest Australia on Friday. After being alerted by an early-morning phone call, police found the bodies of three adults and four children at the property, along with two guns.

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Mother's Day-Siara's new home

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May is National Foster Care Month, so we are celebrating the foster parents and children in our state, and mother's simultaneously this morning. Times weren't always as promising for the 15 year old.  After living with an adoptive family from age 3 to 13, Siara went to four different foster homes...and then she met Tina Ott.  Siara fell in love with Tina and asked to be adopted. "I thought well i'll pray about this and see where god wants me to lead, because I am a si... More>>

Forest Service warns of heavily washed-out roads

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Forest Service roads around the state have been hit by overflowing creeks. Lolo National Forest posted photos of a washed-out Fish Creek Road in the Ninemile district, and said traffic will be rerouted to Petty Creek Road for now. 

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Crews rescue man from flooded Clark Fork River

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Multiple agencies responded to the Reserve Street bridge in Missoula Thursday evening after reports of man in a raft on the Clark Fork River. Public Information Officer Mel Holtz said the man was brought to safety just before 9:00 p.m.

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Flooding forces evacuations in Frenchtown

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Flooding has forced residents in Frenchtown to evacuate.

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Additional homes under evacuation ORDER in Missoula

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The Missoula County Sheriff's Office put additional homes under evacuation ORDER Thursday.

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Lewis & Clark County runs out of funds for sandbags

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HELENA: Flood waters are continuing to rise in Helena and the county is running out of funds to help out.  Sandbags are available until Friday at 5 pm at the fairground but after that, it will be up to the public to provide their own sandbags. Sandbag payment comes directly from the general fund and in a press conference yesterday Governor Steve Bullock offered state assistance if needed but no word on where that funding would exactly come from. According to a press releas... More>>

Pizza Hut testing new beer delivery service

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PHOENIX - Pizza Hut is expanding its beer delivery test to nearly 100 restaurants in two states this month.

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Army doctors grew a soldier a new ear... in her forearm Video included

Autologous cartilage in the shape of an ear growing in a patient's forearm is shown as part of cutting-edge total ear reconstruction performed on a 21-year-old Soldier at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, the 1st of its kind at WBAMC. U.S. Army Photo Autologous cartilage in the shape of an ear growing in a patient's forearm is shown as part of cutting-edge total ear reconstruction performed on a 21-year-old Soldier at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, the 1st of its kind at WBAMC. U.S. Army Photo
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A United States Army Private became the first in U.S. Army history to undergo a total ear reconstruction.  

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Missouri River fishing access site closed due to high water

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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has closed the Mid Canon Fishing Access Site on the Missouri River about halfway between Helena and Great Falls due to high water. The closure of the FAS just downstream from the mouth of the Dearborn River was prompted by the Missouri River flooding the campground area and latrine.                 Mid Canon FAS will remain closed until the Missouri recedes and the area... More>>

River conditions too dangerous to retrieve flooded mobile homes, Missoula officials say

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MISSOULA - The flooding Clark Fork is too full of debris to safely retrieve mobile homes that have been washed off their foundations, according to county officials.

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Yellowstone County-Rise in foster kids and need for advocates

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New numbers show Montana is seeing a record high of 4-thousand foster care kids, with a fourth of those coming from Yellowstone County. Advocates at one non-profit organization in Billings, say being a "voice" for children that don't have one is what motivates them. Of the 1,000 foster care kids in Yellowstone County, CASA of Yellowstone County advocates currently serve 284 of them.  They're goal is to serve all of them, they simply don't have enough volunteers at thi...

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Multiple reports of counterfeit money in Polson

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Polson police are reporting counterfeit money is circulating throughout the community.  

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Name released of man killed in rollover on Highway 93

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KALISPELL - Authorities released the name of a man who died Monday in a single-vehicle rollover. 

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Lt. Governor Cooney will tour flood areas in Missoula

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Montana's Lt. Governor Mike Cooney will participate in a flood briefing and tour flooded areas in Missoula Thursday.

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Volunteers collect 80 tons of sand for flooded homes Video included

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MISSOULA - As flooding continues, so does help from community members who want to assist their neighbors in need. At Orchard Homes Country Life Club, volunteers from across the region are coming to help. Volunteers put together about 80 tons of sand just on Wednesday to help protect properties from the rising Clark Fork.

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Flooding Clark Fork is sweeping away mobile homes, officials say

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MISSOULA - In a press conference held Wednesday afternoon, county emergency officials said the rising Clark Fork poses a danger and that people should stay away. There are also reports of the floodwaters sweeping away some mobile homes. 

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Man found guilty of manslaughter in deadly East Glacier stabbing

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William Arocha Junior was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the 2017 stabbing death of Shane LaPlant. Jurors found him not guilty on a charge of second-degree murder.

LaPlant was stabbed nearly 30 times during a drunken fight at a wedding.

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New Bozeman Public Safety Facility seeking November ballot

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The Bozeman City Commission has decided to place the new public safety building on the November ballot. 

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Sec. Pompeo returning with 3 Americans detained in North Korea

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President Donald Trump says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on his way back from North Korea with three American detainees, saying they "seem to be in good health." 

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