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78-year-old hiker missing in Pattee Canyon area

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A search and rescue team is looking for an overdue hiker in the Pattee Canyon Recreation Area.

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ATV Safety Video included

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With temperatures warming up, many of you at home might be dusting off the ATV's and taking them for a ride.  Before you take your ATV out, it’s a good idea to either have a pre-check service done or do one yourself. This includes things such as tire pressure, fluid levels, making sure all of the nuts and bolts are tightened, etc. Once all this is done, here are a few things to keep in mind. •Follow the age limitations and restrictions •Do NOT drive under the... More>>

Glass recycling program supports environment, employees Video included

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Recycling has been top of mind for many in Western Montana as some centers will soon change their rules about what items they'll accept. 

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Project aims to normalize breastfeeding in public Video included

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A new project in Missoula aims to normalize and support breastfeeding families in the community. 

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Emergency managers urge Gallatin Co. residents to sign up for alert system

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Ahead of spring flooding, emergency coordinators are asking all Gallatin county residents to sign up for a new alert service, which can send notifications in a variety of ways. Patrick Lonergan with Gallatin Co. Emergency Management says the Community Notification System makes it easy to deliver alerts by phone call, text, email or even fax. You can find it by going to www.readygallatin.com. There is also an app you can get for Android or Apple products, called ContactBridge,...

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Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Bozeman's Camila Noe

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Six months removed from winning her first state cross country title, Bozeman's Camila Noe is off to a strong start on the track as well, which Hawks Head Coach Eric Fisher attributes to Noe's unstoppable drive and determination.

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Sen. Tester leads investigation into allegations against VA Secy. nominee

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Allegations came to light on Tuesday that the president's nominee for Secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department may have over-prescribed drugs and been drinking on the job. Leading the investigation into these allegations? Montana's senior senator, U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT).

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Mission Mountains Mercantile reopens after devastating 2016 fire Video included

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The small community of Condon has something to celebrate this week. The Mission Mountains Mercantile is open again, nearly two years after it was destroyed by a fire. 

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12-year-old Australian boy flies to Bali alone using family credit cards

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A 12-year-old Australian boy ran away from home - 3,000 miles away from home - after a fight with his parents. Australian broadcaster 9 News reports that the boy used his family's credit cards to book a flight to Indonesia and a four-day stay at a Four Seasons hotel. 

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UM student cited for stealing deadly potassium cyanide vial

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An investigation has uncovered how a vial of deadly potassium cyanide went missing from a University of Montana chemistry lab.

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"It started as a rescue, but has since turned into a recovery" Woman went into Missouri River

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Search and Rescue crews are working to locate a person witnesses say walked into the Missouri River. Right now efforts are being focused near the Black Eagle Dam. Very little information has been released right now, but KFBB can confirm the search is still underway. 

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MDT Grant Funds Ambulance Purchase for Florence Volunteer Fire Dept.

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The Florence Volunteer Fire Department announced that they will be purchasing a new ambulance...

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MCPS identifies middle school staffer arrested for drugs

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MISSOULA - School officials have identified the former Meadow Hill staffer facing drug charges for meth, heroin and hallucinogenic mushrooms. 

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Former Red Lodge Police K-9 Drago dies after routine surgery Video included

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People in Red Lodge and Oregon are remembering former Red Lodge Police K-9 officer Drago, who passed away this week from complications during a routine surgery.

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Shooting victim dies from injuries, Suspect claims self-defense

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KFBB is receiving reports of shots fired in Great Falls Sunday evening.  Just before 9:30pm, it was reported that a shot was fired on the 500 block of 22nd Avenue Northeast in Great Falls, near the Walmart Shopping Center.  It is unclear at this time if anyone was injured, or if there is a suspect. Neighbors in the area tell our reporter on scene they heard at least a gunshot, but thought it was from their TV, until they saw approximately 14 police cars swarm the area. An ...

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Amazon begins delivery to vehicles

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SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon latest perk ... free delivery to your car. The Seattle company said Tuesday that it has begun delivering packages in 37 cities to Prime members who own newer General Motors or Volvo vehicles.

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Washington woman wakes up to stranger in her house rubbing her face

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PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - A Pierce County woman was terrified over the weekend when she woke up to a stranger in her house rubbing her face. She ran to her neighbor's house and the neighbor contacted the Pierce County Sheriff's Office at around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday. Arriving deputies spoke with the neighbor who called 911. 

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FBI seeks help finding Bozeman woman

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The FBI is asking for information to help locate a missing Bozeman woman. 

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Semi trucks line up under Detroit bridge to help man considering suicide

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OAK PARK, Mich. - Thirteen semi drivers joined an unusual effort to support a man on the brink of suicide. Fox2 Detroit reports that all lanes of Highway 696 were closed as a man stood on the overpass, threatening suicide. Michigan State Police closed all lanes of the highway. They asked semi drivers passing through to stop and line up under the bridge, shortening the distance if the man were to fall. After several hours, the situation ended peacefully and the man walked off the br...

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McDonald's Self-Serve Kiosk Video included

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Self-serve kiosks are making their debut in the fast food industry! The recently renovated 10th Ave. McDonald's here in Great Falls has just added self-serving kiosks to their menu. Instead of 3 places to order, there are now 8 in the newly designed restaurant. In an effort to offer a better guest experience, McDonald's is allowing their customers to have the opportunity of ordering everything themselves. The staff that was once stuck behind the counter, are now making the exp... More>>

Body recovered from Yellowstone River identified

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The body that was recovered from the Yellowstone River on Sunday 4/22/18 has been identified as Harriet P. Wilson, age 42, who has a Billings address. 

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Montana Treasures: Forensic Gun Examiners

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Only two forensic gun examiners work for the state of Montana. They say the job isn't much like what you see on TV - but firing weapons into a 500-gallon tank of water is all in a day's work.

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Parents in Spokane keep kids home to protest sex-ed

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Some parents in Spokane joined others across the country to protest the way sex-ed is being taught in school. It was part of a movement called “Sex-Ed Sit Out.’ Those who joined the effort Monday say they don’t like the way school is “Sexualizing our children.”

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Sen. Tester: 'Serious' charges made against VA secretary nominee

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Sen. Johnny Isakson, the Republican chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, and Sen. Jon Tester, the top Democrat, are postponing the confirmation hearing for the Veterans Affairs secretary. They cite "serious allegations" involving Ronny Jackson.

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Kelly Clarkson to perform at MontanaFair

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She's a three time Grammy-award winner who just recently released her eighth studio album "Meaning of Life" which features the Grammy nominated single "Love so Soft."

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Kelly Clarkson to perform at MontanaFair

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She's a three time Grammy-award winner who just recently released her eighth studio album "Meaning of Life" which features the Grammy nominated single "Love so Soft."

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Montana Farmer Partners with Annie's

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Annie's has partnered up with two Montana farmers to produce limited edition macaroni and cheese and snacks.  This is not ordinary organic mac and cheese. 

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Hamilton High School breaks ground on new multi-purpose sports complex Video included

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 Administrators at Hamilton High School said they are more than excited for this new sports complex. 

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'Testicle Festival' in Montana no more

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It's known as 'the craziest, most unpredictable festival' in Montana-- Testicle Festival. After 35-years, the Testy Fest is no more. Matt Powers, who is the owner of Rock Creek Lodge where the festival has been held for the past 35 years, said on Monday that the festival is canceled "due to social media, lawsuits, and general liability concerns."

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Why you should stay out of the Missouri River

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It looks to be a beautiful week around Great Falls, and as those temperatures continue to rise it could be tempting to take a dip in the Missouri River, however officials with Fish, Wildlife and Parks suggest otherwise. "In big rivers like the Missouri, there can be dangerous undercurrents," said Spokesman Bruce Auchly. In addition to those undercurrents, hypothermia is a serious concern in the spring time. Temperatures might be warmer, however the temperature of the water... More>>

Attorney General Fox makes first public appearance since cancer diagnosis

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Tim Fox made his first public appearance since the attorney general announced he has colon cancer last month. 

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Preparing for wildfire season with prescribed burn at Blue Mountain

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MISSOULA - Fire crews are preparing for the start of wildfire season with an 80-acre prescribed burn at Blue Mountain Recreation Area. The goal is to reduce fuel load and introduce fire activity to a type of ecosystem that relies on fire to thrive. 

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Montana State awarded $378K in suicide prevention grants

Montana State University received $378,000 in suicide prevention grants to expand two programs.

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The Green Party fights to stay on the ballot in Montana

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For the first time in 10 years the Green Party qualified to run candidates in a statewide race in Montana.

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Former lawmaker pays $70K penalty in campaign finance case

A former state lawmaker has paid a $70,000 penalty for violating campaign finance laws.

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UPDATE: 9-year-old killed in ATV crash

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According to the Montana Highway Patrol incidents page, a fatal crash occurred on Sloans Lane around 12:40 this afternoon. The crash happened near where Sloan Lane crosses Boulder Frontage Road just outside of Boulder. The number of people or vehicles involved has not yet been released.

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Take Flight: An aerial tour of two of Montana's Wilderness Study Areas

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Wilderness Study Areas: hundreds of thousands of acres of some of Montana's wildest lands. But these public lands may look a lot different in the future. Aboard an EcoFlight, ABC FOX Montana's Angela Marshall flew over two Wilderness Study Areas to find out more about the storm brewing between the summits.

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Pokemon Go player helps find missing man with dementia

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COVINGTON, Ky. - It's been a little while since Pokemon Go mania swept the nation, but one elderly man with dementia has the mobile game to thank for getting him home safely after he went missing from his Ohio home.

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The Royal Baby Is Here! William and Kate welcome a baby boy

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LONDON (AP) - The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William have left a London hospital and headed home with their newborn son. The duchess, who gave birth Monday morning, emerged from St. Mary's Hospital about seven hours later alongside her husband, holding the baby wrapped in a white blanket. The trio posed for photographers before going back inside. The royals emerged a few minutes later with their infant in a carrier and got into a waiting car.

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POLICE: Waffle House shooting suspect arrested

(Photo courtesy: Twitter@MNPDNashville) Photo shows Travis Reinking, suspect in Waffle House shooting, being apprehended. (Photo courtesy: Twitter@MNPDNashville) Photo shows Travis Reinking, suspect in Waffle House shooting, being apprehended.
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Authorities say they have arrested a man suspected of storming a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville and fatally shooting four people with an assault rifle.

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Boat carrying zebra mussels stopped at Anaconda inspection station

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The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Anaconda watercraft inspection station intercepted a boat carrying zebra mussels Friday. 

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Montana Treasure: Serving up 130+ burgers at Parker's in Drummond

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Just off of Interstate-90 in the small ranching community of Drummond, sits Parker's, a small, family-owned and operated restaurant that is serving up an eye-popping array of burgers. 139 burgers to be exact.

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UM announces Griz quarterback departure

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MISSOULA - The University of Montana Grizzlies announced Monday that quarterback Gresch Jensen is transferring to another school.

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Prescribed burn planned for popular Blue Mountain recreation area

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MISSOULA - A prescribed burn is planned for Monday at the Blue Mountain Recreation Area, weather permitting. The Missoula Ranger District of Lolo National Forest is planning to burn 80 acres of understory off Blue Mountain Road and the McClay Flat trailhead. The burn will help clear old old underbrush, encourage Ponderosa pine growth and prevent the likelihood of a wildfire spreading too quickly, officials say. If the prescribed burn goes as planned, public access may be limited to...

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Missoula county commissioner recovering from heart operation

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MISSOULA - County Commissioner Dave Strohmaier announced that he's recovering from heart surgery. Strohmaier was hospitalized with a blocked artery and received two stents, according to a Facebook post from Sunday, April 22. He says he'll be slow in responding to email or phone calls for a few days, but he's expecting to recover: Happy Earth Day from St. Patrick Hospital and Health Sciences Center in Missoula, Montana. As some of you may know, I’ve been hospitalize...

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Community Medical Center lays off 16 due to state budget cuts

Community Medical Center in Missoula has laid off 16 employees due to state budget cuts.

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MUD celebrates Earth Day in the Garden City

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Missoula Urban Demonstration Project, also known as “MUD” hosted the 12th Annual Earth Day Celebration Sunday.

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Missoula's Western Cider hosts cider tree sale

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Missoula's Western Cider hosted a cider tree sale Sunday.

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Butte investigators autopsying man who died after fight over private property

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BUTTE - Officials are investigating how a man died after a fight with a woman over private property.

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39th Annual Ice Breaker goes off without a hitch

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Thousands of people came to the Electric City today for the 39th annual Ice Breaker road race. Many runners were from Great Falls and other cities in Montana, some from other states, and even a few from other countries. They all came here for different reasons, some for training, others because of tradition. “I am running the three-mile race because my grandpa Lile Skinner has run every single three-mile race since the beginning,” said Malia Skinner. Others came to pus...

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First responders shift from active shooter training to wildland fire

Park County First responders shift their focus from active shooter training to an active wildfire Saturday afternoon. Park County First responders shift their focus from active shooter training to an active wildfire Saturday afternoon.
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An active shooter training day shifted into actual wildland fire coverage in Park County Saturday.

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Crews respond to wildfire in Park County

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Crews are on the scene of a wildfire in Park County. 

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Montana teacher sentenced to over 10 years in federal prison for child pornography Video included

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In the summer of 2013, Morris, of Heron, Montana, met a minor online and began an internet relationship. 

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Big acts coming to MontanaFair Video included

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The MontanaFair is bringing in some big acts between August 10th and the 18th.

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PBR Preparations Video included

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While many people working rodeos have been around them for so long, they still have to understand how bulls are brought into the arena.

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School Staff Are Being Trained for Active Shooter Situations

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Schools in Missoula are taking the approach of being prepared for a crisis situation with active resistance training at two elementary schools. Friday the staff-only training took place at Rattlesnake Elementary School.

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North Korea says it will suspend nuclear missile testing

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North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. 

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UPDATE: Suspect in Thursday police chase clipped school bus

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Charging documents state that Joel Wesley Speiser clipped a school bus while trying to elude police Thursday.

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Missoula students join rally against gun violence

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MISSOULA - Though high schools were not in session today, many Missoula students still participated in rallying against gun violence. The event took place at the XXXXs downtown on Higgins Avenue. Organizers say they want community members to focus on direct actions they can take to end gun violence. "We have a lack of gun regulation, and I think it's becoming more blatant and apparent over the last couple of months, especially with the Parkland shooter and with students rising...

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E. coli outbreak warning extended to ALL romaine lettuce

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YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control is expanding a warning about contaminated lettuce from Arizona that has now sickened dozens of people in several states.    The CDC said Friday that consumers are being advised to avoid whole heads and hearts of romaine lettuce that may have come from the Yuma region.    Previous warnings only applied to chopped romaine by itself or as part of salads and salad mixes.    Officials say people at an Alaska c...

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Candidate buys ads on Sinclair TV stations to blast company

A Democratic candidate for Montana's U.S. House seat is buying ads on Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned television stations that blast the company for forcing reporters to read conservative-leaning corporate statements on air.

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Man wanted for murder stops at Spokane TV station before turning himself in

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Spokane, Wash. - Officers weren't able to find a man wanted for the murder of his roommate until Thursday night when he showed up at KHQ. Over an intercom, he identified himself as "the man wanted for murder."

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Massachusetts preschool bans term 'best friend'

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GEORGETOWN, Mass. - A Massachusetts family is looking for a new preschool for their 4-year-old daughter because her current school has barred use of the term "best friend."  Christine Hartwell says her daughter, Julia, appeared sad recently when she came home from the Pentucket Workshop Preschool in Georgetown.  

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Woman trapped by floodwaters calls rescue 'a miracle'

A Montana woman who was saved from a vehicle that was nearly submerged by floodwaters is calling her rescuer's heroics a miracle.

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U.S. Marshals issue BOLO for Rashaad Collins

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Collins is wanted for by the Montana Violent Offender Task Force on a felony warrant for a probation violation based on a conviction for Assault with a Weapon. 

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Man charged with rape of 8-year-old wants case dismissed

A man charged with raping an 8-year-old girl after DNA evidence linked him to the 1987 case wants the charge dismissed, arguing the statute of limitations had run out.

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With murder conviction overturned, man seeks daughters

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A Montana man whose murder conviction was overturned after he spent 23 years in prison says he'd like to find his daughters.

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Missoula schools hosting "active resistance training" with simulated gunfire

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MISSOULA - Two Missoula schools are hosting "active resistance training" that will include sounds of simulated gunfire, police presence and staffers running from the buildings on April 20 and April 23. 

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Firefighters participate in tactical training for mental and physical health

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Firefighters from all parts of Montana are in the Garden City this week for tactical training at the Montana National Guard Armory.

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WANTED: Suspects in armed home invasion

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public's help in their search for 27-year-old Melissa Shurtliff and 34-year-old Jamie Milsten. 

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Bret Michaels puts some "poison" into MontanaFair

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Bret Michaels is a multiplatinum global superstar who has turned his passion for music into a multi-faceted brand that encompasses record breaking touring sales, Reality TV stardom, legendary songs that have sold over 32 million records, product endorsements as well as being a devoted philanthropist, all supported and followed by three generations of loyal fans.

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Flu Season Sees Second Surge

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The CDC is warning that the flu is getting a second surge this season, but it's a different strain than the one that rocked the nation earlier this year. 

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Red Lodge-New street name

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The city of Red Lodge now has a new street name.  11th St. in downtown Red Lodge will be renamed "Mount Maurice street", after a local mountain and Red Lodge icon. The city has been taking entries for this contest to help bring the city of Red Lodge into compliance with the Carbon County grid, as well as to help allow for growth.  This new street name will make it easier for emergency services to identify locations throughout the city and make routes and addresses... More>>

Herberger's liquidation sales to begin Friday

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Herberger's announced liquidation sales will start Friday, April 20.

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Fitz and the Tantrums t-shirt celebrates Drum Coffee in Missoula

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A new Fitz and the Tantrums t-shirt celebrates Missoula among the band's favorite places to get coffee.

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Bozeman Fire Department hazmat team trains with military experts

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BOZEMAN - The Bozeman Fire Department's hazardous materials team is partnering with members of the Montana military to sharpen their skills on handling dangerous substances. The 20-member team strives to keep up-to-date on training. They say they get about five "big" calls a year, including the recent call to clean up an active meth lab at the Bozeman Motel 8.  The team suited up to assist the Missouri River drug task force in removing a clandestine meth lab that hot...

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Family tries euthanizing cat after he walked 12 miles to return home

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RALEIGH, North Carolina - A North Carolina family gave their cat away and then tried to euthanize him after he walked 12 miles back to his home. According to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Wake County, North Carolina, Toby the cat made the long trek back to his family after they tried to give him away. When he returned, they took him to a shelter to put him down. The shelter called the SPCA to ask if they would help 

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Prince's doctor fined for illegal prescription

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid for Prince a week before the musician died has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil claim. The settlement comes as state prosecutors are planning to announce whether anyone will be charged in the two-year investigation into Prince's death. Prince died on April 21, 2016, from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid. No one has been criminally charged.

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What's next for the Arlee Warriors?

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After making waves across the nation with a viral video about suicide prevention, coach Zanen Pitts of the Arlee Warriors, made a stop in Great Falls to continue sharing their message.

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Missoula school employee resigns after drug charges

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A Missoula middle school employee has resigned after being charged with crimes related to opioid abuse.

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Teen throws student into file cabinet, gets tased

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Yesterday, police say they arrested a teen when she failed to stop assaulting the SRO officer after being tased. 

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Suspect in car chase, daylong search expected in court

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A man arrested in Missoula after a chase and daylong search Wednesday, is expected in court Thursday afternoon.

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Reward offered for information about Missoula homicide

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The Missoula County Sheriff's Office has announce a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for the death of a woman in March.

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Jess Lockwood looks for 2nd home state win at PBR

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The PBR kicks off right here in Billings Friday, April 20 at the Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark.  

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Incredible Hi-Line flood rescue caught on camera

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A man in Montana is being called a hero after a video showing a flood rescue on the Hi-Line. 

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Billings police officers suspended for sex on city property

Three Billings police officers have been suspended without pay for having sex on city property. A third was suspended for a week for having sex with the same woman while he was off duty.

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Facebook Coming to Helena for Digital Training

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In the coming months Facebook will be visiting Helena as part of their Community Boost Project.

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Missoulians build bikes for kids on the Blackfeet Reservation Video included

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Dozens of volunteers from Missoula's Free Cycles program and Essential Eats Distributors are teaming up to assemble bikes for kids in Heart Butte on the Blackfeet Reservation.

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Bald eagle rescued after being hit by car

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A bald eagle with an injured wing was discovered off the Highway near Park City on Tuesday and taken to the Montana Raptor Conservation in Bozeman. 

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Wanted felon apprehended in Missoula after daylong search

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Police apprehended a wanted felon at an apartment complex in Missoula more than 12 hours after he led police on chase through town and took off on foot.

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Republic Services one of few options for plastic recycling Video included

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In Missoula, with fewer options available for residents to recycle plastic...

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Evacuations ordered in Harlem

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   4:45 p.m.    The mayor of the town of Harlem has ordered the evacuation of a handful of homes that are threatened by flooding.    Mayor K.M. Hansen says Wednesday's order affects about four homes surrounded by water north of the railroad tracks. He says another three or four families have already evacuated and he wanted the others to leave while they still can.    Hansen says the rest of the town of 800 near the Fort Belknap Indian Reservat...

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Suspensions ordered for 3 Billings police officers for having sex on city property

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Billings Police Chief Rich St. John confirmed three Billings police officers admitted to having sex on city property with an employee of the department.

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Governor declares State of Emergency for flooding

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Runoff from a winter that approached or exceeded record snowfall across much of Montana is washing out roads, flooding fields and spilling rivers and streams over their banks much of the northern part of the state.

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Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Polson's Kaelyn Smith

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Since she began playing little league, Kaelyn Smith has wanted to play softball for the University of Montana. And last Wednesday, the Polson Pirate infielder made that dream, a reality. 

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Public asked to weigh in on Hyalite projects Video included

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BOZEMAN - A new project seeks to improve access to recreation in the Hyalite Canyon, which is one of the most popular recreation destinations in the state. Custer Gallatin National Forest officials plan to improve and pave parts of three access roads to Hyalite Canyon, rebuild some campground roads, pave trailheads and add extra parking areas.

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Search continues for fugitive in Missoula Video included

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Police are still searching for a wanted fugitive in Missoula.

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USS Helena wreckage located 75 years after sinking

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Nearly 75 years after the USS Helena was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the waters off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, an expedition backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen reported finding its wreckage.   The March 23 discovery revives stories of the battle-tested ship's endurance and the nearly unbelievable survival story of 165 of its crewmen. In all, 732 of the 900 crew survived the July 5, 1943 sinking.

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Signature gathering approved for Montana tobacco tax Video included

An initiative that would raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes by $2 in Montana has been cleared to gather signatures to place it on the November ballot.

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Montana follows IRS in extending tax deadline by a day

The Montana Department of Revenue is extending the state income tax filing deadline by a day after the IRS had to do the same due to computer issues.

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Herberger's to close in Great Falls

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GREAT FALLS - Another store is shutting its doors in the Electric City.  This time it's due to the liquidation of its parent company.  All Herberger stores across the nation will be closing.  A U.S. bankruptcy judge is expected to decide today on the acquisition of the Bon-Ton stores chain. The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. was operating 260 stores in 24 states, largely in the Northeast and Midwest, when it filed for bankruptcy in January. Stores in Havre, Kalispell, Billings,...

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UPDATE: Escaped bear located

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A 3 to 4-year-old female black bear has escaped from Montana Wildlife Center overnight.  

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Helena man pleads not guilty to killing parents

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A Helena man has pleaded not guilty to killing his parents last month.

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New roundabouts planned for Van Buren exit at I-90 Video included

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Residents gathered at an open house Tuesday night to learn changes coming to the Van Buren Street Interchange. 

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Youth Transition Center to close in Great Falls

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GREAT FALLS - Budget cuts are forcing the closure of Great Falls Youth Transition Center.  The center is a 7-bed facility houses boys between the ages of 15 - 17, all of whom are on juvenile parole. “It’s unfortunate that, as a result of cuts mandated by the legislature, we had to make this difficult decision. We have taken a hard look at programs and found that this is the most cost-effective solution,” Department of Corrections Director Reginald Michael ... More>>

Number of Montana E. coli cases climbs

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There are now six confirmed cases of E. coli in Montana. 

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Pearl Jam launches Rock 2 Vote project ahead of Missoula show

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Pearl Jam announced a new project to encourage people to vote in the 2018 election.

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Cody School Board approves arming staff members

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The Cody School Board voted 4 to 2 Tuesday to move forward with a policy allowing school system personnel to conceal carry. The vote followed an amendment upping mandatory training from 12 to 18 hours. For more on the ordinance see our previous report here.

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Earthquake in Lincoln Tuesday was aftershock from quake last summer Video included

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Lincoln residents were jolted awake Tuesday morning by an earthquake that shook the ground around 5:00 a.m. And believe it or not, scientists say the quake was actually an aftershock from a much larger earthquake that shook the area last summer.

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Barbara Bush has died at age 92

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush has died at age 92.  "It will not surprise those who know her that Barbara Bush has been a rock in the face of her failing health, worrying not for herself -- thanks to her abiding faith -- but for others."

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Restaurants react to E. coli outbreak Video included

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Restaurants and produce suppliers throughout Western Montana are taking extra precautions after a nationwide E. coli outbreak hit Montana.

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Missoula school resource officer re-assigned to administrative role

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A school resource officer who was placed on leave after firing his gun on school grounds at Big Sky High School, has returned to the Missoula Police Department in an administrative role.

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Flooding on the Hi-Line

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Flooding is taking over the Hi-Line for the second straight day. 

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UM unveils new plan for staff cuts

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MISSOULA - The University of Montana is unveiling a new strategy for trimming its budget over the next few years. The draft version of the UM "Strategy for Distinction" plan was released Tuesday. Some of the hardest-hit departments include mathematics, which is slated to cut three positions, English, at six, and modern and classical languages and literatures, at 7.5.

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Frenchtown schools dismissed early Wednesday to celebrate the life of a teacher Video included

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Frenchtown schools will be dismissed early tomorrow, but it's not a time for celebration. Instead students and staff will have time to honor a longtime teacher who lost her battle with cancer this weekend.

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Starbucks to close ALL stores nationwide May 29th for racial-bias training

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KHQ.COM - Starbucks has announced they will be closing all stores nationwide on May 29th for racial-bias training. In a news release sent out Tuesday, the company says it will be closing its more than 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States on the afternoon of May 29 and give racial-bias education training to its nearly 175,000 employees.

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Man Goes Canoeing in Natural Runoff

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Flooding continues to have a big impact along the Hi-Line, with water affecting farmers and buildings. Despite the negatives, one resident in Big Sandy is using this as an opportunity to go canoeing. Josh Danreuther and his friends have been visiting the natural runoff around Big Sandy and enjoying time on their canoes and kayaks. Danreuther said his father used to go canoeing on the runoff back in the day, and he's been waiting for the opportunity to go himself. The only way thes... More>>

NTSB: 1 person dead after Southwest Airlines emergency landing

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A federal investigator says one person has been killed after a plane with engine failure made an emergency landing in Philadelphia.

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Pearl Jam aims to tap into youth movement with Montana show

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - One of the four cities in Pearl Jam's brief North American tour this summer will be tiny Missoula, Montana, the part-time home of bassist Jeff Ament.

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Montana State Prison announces inmate death

A 59-year-old Montana inmate has died after an extended illness.

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Great Falls police cleared in fatal 2017 shooting of man

The Great Falls police officers who fatally shot a man in December have been cleared of any wrongdoing by a coroner's inquest jury.

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Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Lodge Grass identified Video included

KULR-8 reporter Briana Monte interviews Lodge Grass Mayor Quincy Dabney following an officer-involved shooting. KULR-8 reporter Briana Monte interviews Lodge Grass Mayor Quincy Dabney following an officer-involved shooting.
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One person is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Lodge Grass. Reports of the shooting came into the KULR-8 newsroom shortly before 8:00 PM.

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Missoula YMCA planning community forum after meth arrest

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MISSOULA - The YMCA is planning a community forum after testing showed a daycare facility has been contaminated with methamphetamine residue. 

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Court docs: Meth smoke permeated YMCA daycare Video included

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MISSOULA - A drug cleanup expert estimates that a YMCA daycare has been permeated with methamphetamine fumes and the cleanup could cost more than $80,000.

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Pinwheels for Prevention

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The Montana Children's Trust Fund in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana are planting pinwheels to support national Strengthening Families Month. 

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Montana consumers warned to throw out romaine after E. coli outbreak Video included

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MISSOULA - Montana has three confirmed cases of E. coli illness tied to an outbreak on chopped romaine lettuce mix. Do not eat any store-bought chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona area, health officals say. 

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State finishes investigating Big Sky High officer-involved shooting

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MISSOULA - The state Department of Justice is done investigating the March 16 incident that led to a Big Sky High School resource officer firing his weapon at a student. 

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Health agencies investigating E. coli cases in Montana

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The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) says state and local health agencies are investigation several reports of E. coli illness likely linked to romaine lettuce.

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Seeley Lake 3-year-old diagnosed with terminal brain cancer

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SEELEY LAKE - A western Montana family is battling the unthinkable after their three-year-old daughter was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor.

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Missoula armed robbery suspect charged with attempted deliberate homicide

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A man arrested for an armed robbery in Missoula is charged attempted deliberate homicide. Prosecutors also charged Stephen James Antill, 56, with robbery and criminal endangerment for the incident last Friday night. 

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Viral video shows young hockey fan's fight for the puck

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A viral video shows a Washington Capitals player toss a souvenir puck to a little girl in the stands, only to see adults hand the pucks over to boys next to her. 

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Attorney General Tim Fox is battling cancer

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Montana's attorney general is battling cancer.  

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Gianforte raises more than 5 Democratic contenders combined

U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte's re-election campaign started the year strongly by raising more money in the first three months than the five Democratic contenders for the seat combined.

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Keystone XL developer to meet with landowners

The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline plans to meet with landowners along its planned route through Nebraska this week and will start surveying for the project in Nebraska, South Dakota and Montana.

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Solar Panel Plant Video included

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If you live in the Electric City, you might be seeing a few changes not only to the landscape, but possibly your electric bill. 30 of the 112 acre land along Bootlegger Trail has just been approved by the Cascade County Zoning Board to be made into a photovoltaic solar power generation facility. Otherwise known as a solar power plant. The new source of energy will be contracted through Pacific Northwest Solar Company and produce as much as 3 megawatts of alternating curren... More>>

Crime and Safety Video included

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Crime has been on the rise over the past few weeks in Great Falls and has caused many of us to ask the same question, "How do I stay safe?" Whether you’re simply walking to your car or taking your kids to the park, you want to have that feeling of security.  And that feeling starts…with you. According to Sheriff Bob Edwards, community involvement is key to having a safe neighborhood. Reporting any suspicious activity, even if you’re unsure...

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Montana judge says MSU deleted evidence related to professor sex assault case

A judge in Montana has ruled a university should have preserved emails involving a conductor accused of coercing a student into having sex.

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Man in Bozeman receives suspended sentence for death of baby

A Gallatin County judge has sentenced a man to more than a decade of probation after he pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the death of a 5-month-old baby.

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Bounty hunters broke in, handcuffed Lolo man over $115

Unlike some states, Montana has no regulations concerning bounty hunters.

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Sentinel student group DECA needs help with funding

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The state’s largest business organization for high school students may not be able to send its students to state and national competitions in the coming year. 

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May in Montana is New Awareness Month for Rare Disease

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Dandy-Walker Syndrome is a rare illness with little known about it, which has inspired a Helena mom to spread awareness in Montana.

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Propane explosion knocks home off foundation

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Lincoln Volunteer Fire Rescue says a propane leak and explosion knocked a home off of its foundation Sunday.

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One person dead, five injured after head-on collision

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Around 1:30 Sunday afternoon, a report came in of a two-vehicle head-on collision 4 miles south of Fort Benton on Highway 87. 

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Slopes still open at many ski areas this spring

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Skiers are taking in some late season runs, thanks to deep snow-pack that's keeping the slopes open at many Montana and Idaho resorts.

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MHP releases video of near head on collisions with wrong way drivers

Captain Keith Edgell narrowly avoids a head on collision with a wrong way driver on Highway 310. Captain Keith Edgell narrowly avoids a head on collision with a wrong way driver on Highway 310.
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Troopers nearly struck by wrong-way drivers in head-on collisions in two separate incidents.

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Bozeman avalanche victim identified Video included

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The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office has identified the man killed in an avalanche south of Bridger Bowl Saturday.

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Glacier's popular bear cam shut down for spring

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Much to the dismay of bear cam binge watchers, Glacier National Park has shut down it's popular bear webcam for the spring.

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Missing 3-year-old found safe

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UPDATE: 5:32 P.M. - The Missing Endangered Person Advisory (MEPA) for Lyncia Lalicker has been canceled. The 3-year-old has reportedly been found safe.

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Heavy, wet snow causes flooding in Montana

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GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A fast-moving snowstorm flooded farm fields and washed out roads in Montana.

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Wildlife Film Fest kicks off with WildWalk

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Wild animals took over downtown Missoula Saturday! Or at least people dressed as wild animals.

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Man arrested for armed robbery at Missoula casino

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Missoula police arrested a 56-year-old man Friday night, for allegedly robbing a casino.

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Pro-gun rally draws hundreds to Kalispell park

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Hundreds of people gathered at Depot Park in Kalispell Saturday for a pro-gun rally.

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Montana judge sides with former student over missing emails

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A judge in Montana has ruled a university should have preserved emails involving a conductor accused of coercing a student into having sex.

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Avalanche season came early, continues late in Montana

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Avalanche season began early and is continuing later than usual in southern Montana.

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Online pharmacy sentenced for illegal imports

A Montana judge has sentenced a Canadian online pharmacy to pay $34 million for importing counterfeit and unapproved drugs into the U.S.

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Trump says US prepared to sustain Syria strikes

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President Donald Trump says he is "prepared to sustain" strikes against Syria until the use of chemical agents stops.

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Test results back for YMCA meth contamination

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MISSOULA - Methamphetamine test results are back from the YMCA Learning Center daycare which closed this week.

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Ranchers struggle through calving season Video included

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"It's the worst calving season I can remember in all my life," Rancher John Jansen said. It's April, but it looks more like February. 

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Huey Lewis cancels 2018 concerts after mysterious hearing loss

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Musician Huey Lewis has canceled his performances for 2018 after a mysterious hearing loss. 

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Missoula mom testing 3-year-old for meth exposure after YMCA arrest Video included

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MISSOULA - After an unthinkable week for more than 60 families, parents are scrambling to get their children tested for meth exposure and find alternative childcare. One Missoula mom says she never imagined needing to test her toddler for drug exposure.

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Name released of YMCA employee arrested for meth possession at daycare Video included

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MISSOULA- A 30-year-old woman is accused of using meth while working at a YMCA daycare. 

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Trump pardons Scooter Libby in Valerie Plame leak

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President Donald Trump has issued a full pardon to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney.  

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Will Ferrell hospitalized following serious crash in Orange County

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Will Ferrell has been hospitalized following a serious car crash in Orange County Thursday night according to the Hollywood Reporter. The crash happened around 11pm and involved two vehicles on I-5. 

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Phone scam targeting Lake County

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Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says someone is "spoofing" the main phone line for Lake County Dispatch.

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Judge overturns 1995 homicide convictions, orders new trial

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A Montana judge has vacated the deliberate homicide convictions of two men in the 1995 death of a Helena woman and ordered new trials.

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Miles City man sentenced for child pornography

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Investigators found William Pulse had uploaded 653 images of child pornography to his Dropbox account.

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University investigated for response to sexual assault

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The University of Montana recently settled a complaint about the way it handled a student's report of sexual violence and retaliation. 

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Former US Sen. John Melcher of Montana dies at 93

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Former U.S. Sen. John Melcher, a Montana Democrat who narrowly lost his bid for a third term in 1988 just days after a wilderness bill he championed was vetoed, has died at 93.

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