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61-year-old Lloyd Barrus pleads not guilty to all charges

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Lloyd Barrus pleaded not guilty to 25 felony charges, including accountability to deliberate homicide in the shooting death of Montana Deputy Mason Moore. 

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Hometown Proud: what makes Flathead Lake Brewing Co. special?

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With the high demand for trendy and local beers, master brewer David Brendgard tells us why Flathead Lake Brewing Co. is different from all the other breweries in the area.

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Sentinel track star runs for himself and soon, his country

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Life is in constant motion for Sentinel runner Marshall Beatty.

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Summer camps and activities available for your kids in Billings

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It can be challenging for full-time working parents to find activities for their children during the summer. Billings has a variety of programs throughout the summer for kids.

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Great Falls Fire Rescue responding to Thursday night rail car derailment near Westbank Park

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Great Falls Fire Rescue is asking people to avoid an area off of 17th Avenue NE and 4th St. NE this morning as they work to solve a Thursday night rail car derailment.

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One hospitalized after stabbing in downtown Missoula

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The Missoula Police Department is investigating a stabbing that happened in downtown Missoula early Friday morning. Officers responded to Bodegas, a bar located on Ryman Street in between Main and Broadway, after reports of an assault with a gun. Police say the incident involved a 41-year-old Missoula male and 24-year-old male.

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Quist delivers concession speech

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U.S. Congressional candidate Rob Quist, a Democrat, delivered his concession speech just after 11 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel in Missoula. He thanked his supporters, saying that on Thursday, more than 1100 people volunteered to knock on doors and campaign for him.

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Greg Gianforte apologizes in victory speech

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Greg Gianforte took the stage to address his supporters after claiming victory Thursday night in Montana's special election.

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Gianforte snags Montana's lone congressional seat, apologizes to Jacobs

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Republican candidate Greg Gianforte has won Montana's congressional seat. Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton called the election at 10:33 pm. 

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Quist watch party lively but watching results

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The mood at Rob Quist's watch party is lively, but the candidate's adviser says they're watching the numbers seriously.  

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Gianforte watch party cheering for favorable numbers

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Over 100 people are excitedly watching the numbers rise for Greg Gianforte. 

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Special Election Results

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Voting closes for the Special Election Thursday at 8 pm. 

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Hometown Proud: $14 million dollar renovations for Bigfork High School

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The first phase of the project is almost complete, which includes the completion of state of the art science labs. 

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U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte charged with misdemeanor assault

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According to the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office, U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte has been charged with misdemeanor assault after an incident occurred at Gianforte's campaign headquarters.

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Fox News reporter "stunned to silence," stands by account Video included

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FOX News reporter Alicia Acuna is standing by her statement Wednesday evening that congressional candidate Greg Gianforte was the aggressor in the alleged assault with Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs.

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Flathead community members react to Gianforte's actions

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On the day of Montana’s special elections, Flathead community members react to Gianforte’s actions involving Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs.

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Gootkin addresses Gianforte charges, campaign contribution

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Gallatin County Sheriff Brain Gootkin held his second press conference in two days regarding the alleged assault involving congressional candidate Greg Gianforte.  

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Our Angela Marshall discusses the special election with ABC News Live

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ABC FOX Montana's Angela Marshall was contacted last week by ABC News Live for an interview to help paint a picture of Montana's Special Election.

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MissoulaVotes: Montana doesn't allow replacement ballots

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After multiple calls, MissoulaVotes is reminding voters that the state does not allow them to re-vote with a replacement ballot. 

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LIVE Stream: Gallatin County Sheriff holds press release regarding Gianforte

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The nation has been intently watching the developments of an investigation involving one of Montana's congressional candidate Greg Gianforte. On Wednesday evening, a Guardian reporter alleged that Gianforte physically assaulted him. Last night the candidate was cited for misdemeanor assault.  Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin will be holding another press conference today on the matter. A time is not yet known.  More>>

Governor Bullock: Gianforte's actions 'unsettling on many levels'

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HELENA- Governor Steve Bullock has issued a statement about assault charges being pressed against Montana candidate for Congress, Greg Gianforte. 

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MT Sec. of State: 37 percent of voters have returned absentee ballots

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Montana's secretary of state's office says 37 percent of registered voters had returned absentee ballots as of Wednesday. 

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Voters take to the polls in Missoula

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People in Missoula take to the polls early Thursday morning to cast a vote in the race for Montana's lone congressional seat. It's a race that's been dubbed "the millionaire versus the musician" and puts republican Greg Gianforte against democrat Rob Quist. Volunteers at Missoula Fairgrounds, the election headquarters, say they've seen a steady stream of registered voters and same-day voters throughout the morning. They expect things to pick up... More>>

The Latest: GOP lawmakers say little about Montana candidate

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on the assault case against Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for a Montana congressional seat in a Thursday special election. (all times local):  

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Senator Daines on Gianforte: "I do not condone violence in any way."

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Senator Steve Daines released his statement via Twitter: My statement: pic.twitter.com/0lysRZFtkA — Steve Daines (@SteveDaines) May 25, 2017 Senator Jon Tester response was also via Twitter: 

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Election Day: Here's how candidates stand on important issues

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Despite the unforeseen developments in the campaign Wednesday night, the congressional race at its core comes down to musician versus entrepreneur.  Most Montanan's have seen the ads for congressional candidates Rob Quist and Greg Gianforte, but do you really know where each candidate stands on important issues? Here's how their stance on the following: 2nd amendment rights, access to public lands, healthcare and taxes. 2nd amendment rights: Quist supports 2... More>>

Gallatin County Sheriff: Gianforte cited for assault, will appear in court by June 7th

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The Gallatin County Sheriffs Office is currently investigating allegations of an assault involving Greg Gianforte.

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Quist response to Gianforte: "I'm just focused on the issues facing the people of Montana"

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Democratic candidate Rob Quist chose to defer most of the questions and comments about Gianforte to Gallatin County law enforcement, saying "it's not for me to judge."

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Police scanner traffic of Gianforte altercation

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What exactly happened at Greg Gianforte's campaign headquarters depends on who you ask. Ben Jacobs alleges that the congressional candidate attacked him. Gianforte's campaign places the blame on the reporter.  If this does go to court one piece of evidence that will likely be entered is the police scanner traffic immediately following the incident. More>>

Buzzfeed reporter recounts alleged Gianforte altercation

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Alexis Levinson from Buzzfeed recounted the incident between congressional candidate Greg Gianforte and reporter Ben Jacobs Wednesday evening. Levinson said that the body slam came out of nowhere.

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Frenchtown claims Missoula County Quiz Bowl trophy

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Middle schoolers in gathered at the University of Montana Wednesday morning to test their knowledge in the Missoula County Quiz Bowl.   The eleven schools in Missoula County battled it out for school pride and a beautiful trophy.

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Reporter alleges that Gianforte assaulted him, Fox News reporter corroborates story Video included

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Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian is making waves after alleging that congressional candidate Greg Gianforte body slammed him and broke his glasses in Bozeman.

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New developments in Anaconda man allegedly stabbing his grandmother

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The story continues to develop about 21-year-old Tyler Smith who faces charges for stabbing his grandmother.

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Gianforte's campaign responds to assault allegations

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After a Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs alleged that congressional candidate Greg Gianforte assaulted him, Gianforte's team has released a statement blaming the altercation on the reporter. 

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9th Annual Mariah's Challenge Scholarship Video included

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People assembled in the Butte-Silver Bow region for the 9th Annual Mariah's Challenge Scholarship presentation, which was presented at Montana Tech.

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Helena School Board Passes 2 Levies, Voters Not Required

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Earlier this month, Helena voters passed a school bond worth $63 million. This week, the school board has passed two levies. But this time, they did not require voter approval. There are exceptions on when school districts don’t need to go through voters for levies, and special education is one of them. In this case two levies, one for elementary schools and one for high schools, will provide the necessary extra funding for special education costs. Superintendent Jack Copps sa... More>>

Counties throughout the state are seeing budget deficits due to the special election

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With one day away from the Special Election, the clock is ticking for the Gallatin County elections office as they prepare for the election.

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Crews fighting Blacktail Canyon Fire

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The Blacktail Canyon Fire was reported around 2 p.m. Wednesday and is burning in heavy standing dead timber. Somewhere between four and fire acres have been burned, with 0-percent containment. 

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Montana heads to polls amid glare of national attention

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana voters are heading to the polls Thursday to decide a nationally watched congressional election amid uncertainty in Washington over President Donald Trump's agenda and his handling of the country's affairs.

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Monday's shooting result of attempted suicide

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Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton released that 29-year-old Jacob Paul Nicklawsky was determined to have suffered brain death due to a gunshot injury of the head.  Physicians at St. Patrick's Hospital pronounced the death Monday afternoon.

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President proposing $800 billion cut to Medicaid

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According to the Montana Commission of Securities and Insurance nearly 193,000 Montanans are enrolled in Medicaid. President Donald Trump's budget proposals calls for an $800 billion cut to the program nationally. 

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Family surprises law enforcement by picking up their tab Video included

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The Rosebud County Sheriff's Office was surprised by an act of kindness when their restaurant bill was returned already paid. Sheriff Allen Fulton took to Facebook to thank Oasis, the restaurant, for the gesture and thoughtful note.  

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Hometown Proud: locals saved the Bigfork Whitewater Kayak Festival

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The 42nd annual Bigfork Whitewater Kayak Festival is right around the corner.

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Jodi Moore speak about her husband's memory

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Just a week after Broadwater Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore was killed in the line of duty, his wife Jodi Moore speaks about her husband's memory and impact. 

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Trump team eyes public asset sales to pay for infrastructure

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's advisers are drafting plans to sell some public assets, such as airports, to help pay for a $1 trillion overhaul of the nation's aging infrastructure.

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How much is your vote worth?

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The race between republican Greg Gianforte and democrat Rob Quist has been dubbed "the millionaire versus the musician." You've undoubtedly seen the ads or received the mailers, but on Thursday that all ends.  There's a pretty high price tag attached to this election, especially in a race for a congressional seat. Over $12 million total has poured in.  The candidates submitted final campaign-finance reports on May 5th. Gianforte listed $3.4 million in t... More>>

Consultant charged in scheme to trade US secrets for profit

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NEW YORK (AP) - A Washington consultant is among five people charged in a scheme to convert government secrets into hedge fund profits.

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Wildfire forces evacuations at Washington state tourism spot

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LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) - Officials say a wildfire has prompted evacuation orders for 168 homes and cabins at a popular Washington state and hiking and skiing destination.

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Police: gunman said neo-Nazi roommates were planning terror

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man told police he fatally shot his neo-Nazi roommates because he wanted to prevent a planned act of domestic terrorism.

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Alcohol, drugs suspected in Bozeman fatal crash

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Alcohol, drugs and speed are suspected in a Bozeman fatal on May 21.  The vehicle was traveling southbound on Story Mill Road when it went off the right shoulder and over corrected into the opposite lane of travel. 

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Purdue defends budget's food stamp cuts to angry Democrats

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget (all times local): Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is defending the Trump administration's proposal to cut $191 billion from food stamps over the next 10 years.

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Local athlete shares shock, support following Manchester bombing Video included

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As the world shows support for the Manchester community, Battlin Bears come together to support teammates from the area where tragedy struck this week.  

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Montana joins $18.5M settlement with Target over data breach

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Attorney General Tim Fox today announced that Montana has joined with 46 other states and the District of Columbia in an $18.5 million settlement with the Target Corporation to resolve the states' investigation into the retail company's 2013 data breach.

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Deputy Moore remembered as loving father, friend, husband Video included

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If one thing is evident about the life of Broadwater Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore it's that he embraced faith and love. A faithful servant to God, a loving father to his three children, a loyal husband and a dedicated deputy and volunteer firefighter, loved ones describe Deputy Moore as having a calling to help others.

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Exclusive: 'Out of the Woods' the Madeline Connelly story

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It’s a story of survival and indomitable spirit. A Chicago woman visiting family in Montana captivated the nation for nearly a week as she was lost in the woods -- then-- miraculously-- found alive and well with her dog, Mogie. 

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Man facing charges for alleged stabbing murder of grandmother Video included

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21-year-old Tyler Smith is facing a charge for deliberate homicide after allegedly stabbing his grandmother to death. Officers received a call from the victim's house, 64-year-old Vicki Smith. A client was getting their hair done when she/he called to report an altercation.  

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Butte-Silver Bow Fire Dept. participates in Operation Blue Light Video included

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In the Mining City people are honoring Deputy Moore with whats called Operation Blue Light.

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BZN Yellowstone International Airport receives grant funding

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The Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport is going to be seeing some changes.

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Body recovered of woman missing since March

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A fisherman contacted the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office to report finding a body in the Flathead River, approximately two miles upstream from the Sportsmans Bridge.

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Windy Wednesday predicted in Northwestern Montana

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Courtesy NOAA  Winds will start earlier than normal Wednesday morning, and by the afternoon, it will be exceptionally windy across Lemhi county. Wind gusts in the 30 & 40 mph range will be common, with some afternoon wind gusts in the 50 mph range possible, especially for the Continental Divide area and higher elevation valleys above 5000 ft+. Winds will quickly decrease in intensity after sunset. 

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The Latest: Security plan could get tryout at London events

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MANCHESTER, England (AP) - The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): Sports enthusiasts might see Britain's Operation Temperer in action on Saturday, when two major athletic events are scheduled to take place in London.

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Trump administration dropping nuclear waste burial test plan

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Energy says it's abandoning a test to determine whether nuclear waste can be buried far underground. The agency said Tuesday that it doesn't intend to continue supporting the Deep Borehole Field Test because of changes in budget priorities.

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Hometown Proud Bigfork: Behind the scenes at a local jam shop

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If you’ve ever been to Bigfork you’ll recognize the distinct purple door of Eva Gates Homemade Preserves.  For Gretchen Gates, this place is more than just a store that sells preserves. 

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Ravalli County man arrested for assaulting officers, high-speed car chase

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Kale Bradley Bertelsen allegedly reached an “insane rate of speed” fleeing from and endangering the lives of multiple peace officers

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Senate panel approves Trump nominees for top Pentagon posts

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Help is on the way for Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. The Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday approved the nominations of six people selected by President Donald Trump for senior positions at the Pentagon.

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Boston museum doubles reward for stolen artwork to $10M

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BOSTON (AP) - A Boston museum has doubled its reward to $10 million for information that leads to the return of 13 works of art stolen in 1990 in the largest art heist in U.S. history. 

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Trump's food stamp proposal builds on previous GOP efforts

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's budget builds on more than two decades of Republican efforts to cut food stamps. With Republican majorities in the House and Senate, conservatives who have pushed for the cuts are hoping they can rein in the program's $70 billion cost.

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Hometown Proud Bigfork: opening night at Bigfork Playhouse nears

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May 22nd marks the first day of rehearsals for all those involved with the Bigfork Summer Playhouse.

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Scheduled power outage in Augusta

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NorthWestern Energy has planned a short outage in the Augusta area on Wednesday, May 24 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

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Janitorial business scam alert

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A scam from a company claiming to operate out of Minneapolis is making its way across the nation and has even targeted a business in the Northwest. According to BBB reports, Waterford Management, a building management and janitorial services company, has already scammed multiple companies out of around $900,000 worth of supplies

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Montana US House race sparks record campaign spending

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Campaign spending ahead of Thursday's special election to fill Montana's only U.S. House seat is already at record levels, with at least $17 million raised.

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The Latest: Brennan shared classified info about terrorism

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WASHINGTON (AP) - John Brennan says that when he was CIA director he shared classified information with Russia and other nations about threats related to terrorism.  ...

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NRCC: all signs point to milder 2017 wildfire season

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Snowfall, moisture levels, and a lack of drought across Montana could lead to a lower-than average wildfire season in 2017

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Enrollment, tuition increase, new president on UM's Summer agenda

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Summer may represent the end of school for a number of University of Montana students, but the staff is still working diligently on a number of concerns and issues

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LIVE STREAM: Deputy Mason Moore's memorial

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Services for Deputy Mason Moore will streamed LIVE HERE at 11:00 am on May 23.

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Butte gets ready for Special Election Video included

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Three days till the Special Election and counties around Montana are getting ready.

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Community comes together to support first responders after Deputy's death

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Gallatin County officers say they are feeling the effect of losing one of their own, but the community has really come together to support those who protect us on a daily basis.

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Hellgate Rifle Club aims for more than perfect bullzeyes

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It’s a common sound that echoes throughout the Hellgate Rifle Club. But instead of aiming for cans, or trees, these shooters are aiming for something a lot harder to hit: the perfect 10.9 bullzeye. 

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UK police: 'a number of fatalities' at Grande concert

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LONDON (AP) - Police says there are "a number of fatalities" after reports of an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England.      Police advised the public to avoid the area around the Manchester Arena Monday night. 

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Shots fired in Missoula; 3 in custody, 1 injured Video included

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Law enforcement officers are investigating a shooting in Missoula that sent one person to the hospital. Missoula County Undersheriff Rick Maricelli says three people are in custody after a shooting that happened inside a vehicle on Monday morning.

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APNewsBreak: 2 more leaks found along Dakota Access pipeline

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APNewsBreak: 2 more leaks found along Dakota Access pipeline

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NEW INFO: Barrus allegedly attempted to bring children along during "suicide mission"

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New details are emerging in the death of Broadwater County Deputy Sheriff Mason Moore last Tuesday.

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Details: ABC FOX Montana to LIVE stream memorial of Deputy Mason Moore

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ABC FOX Montana as well as our partners in Billings at KULR and Great Falls with KFBB will be LIVE streaming the Memorial of Deputy Mason Moore on our SWX channel. 

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Shots fired on Broadway in Missoula Video included

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Missoula Police confirm shots are fired at on West Broadway Monday morning. 

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St. Ignatius man arrested after hit-and-run death

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POLSON, Mont. (AP) - A 47-year-old St. Ignatius man has been arrested after a bicyclist suffered fatal injuries in a hit-and-run crash on a rural road southeast of St. Ignatius.

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Hundreds already planning to attend ceremony for Deputy Mason Moore

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As of Sunday, there are 71 agencies from four states and nearly 500 personnel preparing to honor Deputy Moore and his family.

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41st Annual Maggotfest could be biggest ever

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Less than a month after the park opened, the 41st Annual Maggotfest welcomed more than 48 teams worth of rugby players to Missoula

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Fire experts offer warning, advice to avoid grill fires at home

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The National Fire Protection Association reports an average of 8,900 home fires occur each year involving grills

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Over 1,000 people attend Sanders, Quist rally Video included

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Hundreds of people lined up outside the Expo Center at MetraPark. 

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Quist, Sanders emphasize healthcare, election by the people, for the people Video included

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was in town Saturday to stump for congressional candidate Rob Quist. 

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In Butte: Quist, Sanders focus campaign on health care reform

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Having previously rallied in Missoula today, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressional candidate Rob Quist headed to Butte for their second destination.  

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Missoula first stop during Quist's weekend rallies

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From maroon and silver to blue, roughly 2,500 people gathered for Rob Quist's Missoula rally. Vermont Senator and former Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders was Quist's speaker today at UM's Adams Center for Democratic Congressional candidate Rob Quist.

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Suspects in Montana deputy death discussed 'suicide mission'

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - An investigation indicates the father-son duo suspected of killing a southwestern Montana sheriff's deputy first shot at the deputy as he pursued them and then turned around and fired more shots.

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Sanders: Quist will change status quo in D.C.

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Congressional candidate Rob Quist has gained the backing of some prominent Montanans, Governor Steve Bullock and Senator Jon Tester for instance, but he brought another big name to Missoula this morning.  

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Bernie Sanders visits the Treasure State, stumps for Rob Quist

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has made his way to the Treasure State to help stump for Rob Quist.

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Bernie Sanders LIVE Stream

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Bernie Sanders is making his return to Montana this weekend to campaign for congressional candidate Rob Quist. The last time Sanders was here to campaign was during his bid for presidency. 

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Madison River offers some of the world's best fishing

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The Madison River valley is well known for it outdoor activities, but perhaps what Ennis and the valley are most known for is its world-class fly fishing.

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Ennis man takes visitors to explore the skies

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Now normally people explore the great outdoors of ennis from the ground but ABC FOX Montana got a different perspective up 10,000 feet, while learning more about one Ennis pilot who gets to meet visitors from all over who want to explore the state. 

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Hometown Proud: Ennis

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We took the whole team to Ennis this May to explore the rivers, the skies and of course the food. We were met by a ton of local kids and parents in this great Montana town. Check it out! More>>

UPDATE: Montana Raceway Track is here to stay

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The future of Montana Raceway Park has been in question, but we spoke with the General Manager of Thornton Motorsports LLC Giles Thornton who says the tracks are here to stay.

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New funeral details for Deputy Mason Moore

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The funeral for Deputy Moore will be held at 11:00 on Tuesday, May 23, and the service will be held at the Bridge Church, 608 Jackrabbit Lane, Belgrade

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One killed in Thursday night crash on 1-90 near Clinton

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A 22-year-old female from Tuscon, Arizona is dead following a Thursday night crash on 1-90 near Clinton. Montana Highway Patrol says the two-vehicle accident happened just before 8 p.m. in the westbound lanes of mile-marker 131 near the Bearmouth exit.  MHP reports the 22 year old was driving eastbound on 1-90 when, for unknown reasons, she lost control of her Honda and crossed into oncoming traffic. Her vehicle collided with a Camry carr... More>>

Today is Bike to Work Day, how you can participate:

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Today is Bike to Work Day. Here's how to get breakfast when you commute by bike.

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Memorial Service is set for Deputy Moore

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A memorial service is set for Tuesday in Belgrade for fallen Deputy Mason Moore. 

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Heavy snow causes damage in Butte

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The snow still lingers in and around the Butte area. 

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Future of Montana Raceway unknown

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On May 10th the Flathead Planning Board met to make a recommendation to the Flathead County Commissioners to move forward with an application to replace the Montana Raceway Park.

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Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Year: Big Sky's Kelsi McEnaney

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After three weeks of voting, which brought in votes from all over the world, Mattress Firm and ABC Fox Montana are proud to announce that Big Sky High School's Kelsi McEnaney is your 2017 Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Year.

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Venue changed for Bernie Sanders rally in Billings

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Senator Bernie Sanders is coming to Billings on Saturday, but the venue where he'll make his appearance is changing.

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Third annual Give Big initiative raises over $700,000 in Gallatin County

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On May 4th and 5th, neighbors from all over Gallatin County came together for the third annual Give Big Gallatin Valley fundraiser, the largest day of giving in the community’s history. 

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Funeral for Deputy Moore to be held in Belgrade

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The Broadwater County Sheriff's Office posted to their Facebook page details about the funeral for Deputy Mason Moore. 

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The Latest: Trump says special counsel 'divides the country'

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): President Donald Trump says that the appointment of a special counsel for the ongoing investigation into his campaign's ties to Russia "divides the country."

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House passes bill targeting police shootings

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has approved legislation that makes killing a state or local police officer an aggravating factor juries would consider in death penalty cases.

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Montana man charged in crash that killed Indianapolis woman

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A 23-year-old Montana man is charged with vehicular homicide while under the influence in a rollover crash that killed a passenger.

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Rural Fire District responds to fire at Roseburg Forest Products

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Missoula Rural Fire District was dispatched to a structure fire at Roseburg Forest Products on May 17. Initial arriving engines suspected the fire to be in the sawdust barn at the east end of the plant, but it ended up being in an exterior sawdust silo next to the barn. 

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Tribes fighting pipeline drop appeal but battle continues

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - American Indian tribes who are still fighting the Dakota Access pipeline in court have dropped an appeal of a federal judge's decision that allowed final construction to proceed.

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US forecasters: Here comes another hotter than normal summer

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WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. forecasters are predicting another warmer than normal summer for most of the country along with wetter weather in a swath of states stretching from Texas to Montana.

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Man sentenced for transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity

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Courtesy the Department of Justice Rodney Lee Zahn, 61, formerly of Madison County, was sentenced today in federal court for transporting a child in interstate commerce with the intent the child engage in criminal sexual activity, namely sexual abuse of a minor in the third degree.  

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Jury: Landlord wrongly demanded deposit for service dog

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BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - A federal jury in Montana has awarded $31,000 in damages to a Bozeman woman who said her landlord required a $1,000 deposit to keep her service dog.

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Single fatal car accident near Belgrade

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Law enforcement responded to a fatal crash at midnight at Rocky Mountain Road by Morgan Lane near Belgrade. A 22-year-old woman from Indianapolis was killed in the single vehicle accident. 

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Community donations surpass $300,000 Missoula Gives goal

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Courtesy release 2,400 Missoulians responded with generosity to calls from local nonprofits to raise funds for projects that benefit their community. Missoula Gives, the 24-hour in-person and online fundraiser organized by the Missoula Community Foundation, generated $288,000 during the May 4-5 event, falling just short of the fundraising goal. But Missoulians and charities rallied over the past week to help bridge the gap, bringing the new total to $308,000. 

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Trooper DeLaittre Memorial honors Montana's fallen officers like Deputy Moore

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The death of deputy mason Moore is bringing back painful memories for the father another Montana law enforcement officer, Montana Highway trooper David Delaittre. 

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Fallen Deputy Moore is remembered as a superhero

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From a family man to someone who would give you his shirt off his back three fork residents say 42-year-old Mason Moore will be very missed in the community. 

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Fallen officers to be remembered in Missoula for National Police Week

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On Thursday, local law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty are being remembered in Missoula for National Police Week.   Its a very emotional week for law enforcement families across the country, and especially for one family right at home in Montana. On Tuesday morning, Broadwater County Deputy Mason Moore was shot and killed in the line of duty. He is one of 129 Montana law enforcement officers to have given their lives in the line of duty since the 1... More>>

Power outages continue in Southwestern Montana for hundreds

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Hundreds are without power in Southwestern Montana Thursday morning. Affected areas include Butte, Bozeman, and Livingston.  In Bozeman, crews are working to repair Lorelei Drive, Bristol Drive, Jade Street and Clark Way, where multiple outages are reported. NWE says there is no estimated repair time.  In Livingston, lines are down causing outages on Meadow Lane, Jackson Creek Road, Teepee Ridge Road, Skyline Lane, Aspen Lane, Sunny Hillside Lane and La... More>>

Suspected deputy killer, Lloyd Barrus described as 'anti-police' and 'pro-gun'

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The Southern Poverty Law Center is looking into Lloyd Barrus, one of the suspects in the killing of Broadwater Deputy Mason Moore. In their release, SPLC described that Barrus posted anti-government, anti-police and pro-gun views across his social media.  

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Seeley Swan, Manhattan Christian win Class C golf titles

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Under wet conditions and a threat of postponement, the Class C Golf Championship tournament played on today in Seeley Lake at Double Arrow Resort Course.  Seeley Swan High School defended their home turf and won the boys team title. Manhattan Christian put together two solid days back to back to take home the girls title. 

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The Tackle Shop, bringing in service since 1937

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Since 1937 anglers have been coming into the tackle shop in Ennis to grab a couple girdle bugs and hit the river. John way owner of The Tackle Shop said, "What really makes the tackle shop special is all of the history, it's been catering to fly fisherman here in Ennis for 80 years." The Tackle Shop is the longest continually operating fly shop in the state of Montana. And this year the shop was named the Orvis Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter of the Year. "But yeah,... More>>

Homestake Pass is now open

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Eastbound lanes on Homestake Pass near Butte were closed due to weather conditions.  

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Butte Police are short of patrol cars after Deputy shooting

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Butte-Silver Bow Law Enforcement Department felt the strain of losing three police cars, damaged by gunfire in a pursuit, Tuesday morning. 

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National Bison Range will continue under U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ownership

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The Department of the Interior has reviewed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposal for management of the National Bison Range and determined it will continue under Service ownership.

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ALERT: Scam caller pretending to raise funds for fallen deputy's family Video included

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The Deer Lodge Police Department has received complaints of a man who is calling residents by phone and attempting to get their credit card information.  

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Court documents reveal potential motive in deputy's death Video included

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After the death of a Montana deputy, communities across the state are looking for answers in a traffic stop turned deadly. Court documents provide more insight into the possible motive of the man charged with killing Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore

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The Latest: GOP lawmakers have mixed reactions to Mueller

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election

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Suspect Marshall Barrus dies in Missoula hospital Video included

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Sheriff TJ McDermott is confirming that 38-year-old Marshall Barrus, a suspect in the death of Deputy Mason Moore, died at St. Patrick Hospital May 17 in Missoula. 

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CONGRATULATIONS: Glacier High School wins $10,000

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Glacier High School just won $10,000 in cash for the “Most Memorable Graduation” from Varsity Brand Spirit Awards.

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May snowstorm causes problems in western Montana Video included

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BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - A May snowstorm caused power outages and travel issues in western Montana on Wednesday.

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Change of venue for Bernie Sanders Missoula visit Video included

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Venue managers confirm that Bernie Sanders will no longer be speaking at the Wilma. To accommodate the expected crowd, the venue has been changed to the Adams Center in Missoula. 

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USA participating in Washington Search and Rescue Conference

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The USA is joining Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Alaska, Canada to be represented at the Washington Search and Rescue Conference in Republic, WA May 19-21. 

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Traffic Alert: Homestake Pass closed again

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Eastbound lanes on Homestake Pass near Butte is closing due to weather. 

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Viral video could pay for your vacation

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In 2016, Americans spent $457 billion on vacations. One index reports the average vacation costs about $1,600. Wouldn't it be great if that vacation could pay for itself? 

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Hundreds without power in Missoula due to several scattered power outages

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Hundreds of Northwestern Energy customers are without power Wednesday morning due to several outages scattered across the city. Affected areas include Snow Bowl, Butler Creek, Upper Rattlesnake, and North and South Russell.  Outages are affecting stop lights along South Russell. Earlier Wednesday morning, outages affected nearly 4,000 customers on the southside. Power was restored to all but about 200. NWE advises people that due heavy snow this morning accumula... More>>

What’s next for Lloyd and Marshall Barrus

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A look at what lies ahead for the two alleged suspects in Tuesday's fatal shooting and car chase

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Spartans softball squad going to state

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After going 0-22 in 2014 the Sentinel Spartans softball squad rebuilt and now they are heading to the state tournament after beating rival Hellgate in a playoff. The Spartans took game one 10-0 and advanced to the tournament after winning game two 18-4. The Spartans were the three seed coming out of the west. The Class AA state softball tournament starts May 25th in Great Falls. 

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Butte-Silver Bow & Anaconda-Deer Lodge Law Enforcement give details about Deputy shooting

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Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore was shot and killed early Tuesday morning near Three Forks, during a traffic stop. 

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Deputy shot and killed not far from Trooper DeLaittre

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Deputy Moore was shot and killed not far from where another Montana Law Enforcement Officer was killed. Almost seven years ago, Montana Highway Patrol Trooper David DeLaittre was killed in the line of duty.

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  • Montana to play Washington in NCAA Tournament

    Montana to play Washington in NCAA Tournament

    Monday, May 15 2017 12:57 AM EDT2017-05-15 04:57:48 GMT

    After winning their first ever Big Sky Conference title on Saturday, the Montana Grizzly softball team decided the only way to celebrate was with a party; a watch party with the entire team and their new shiny trophy. 

    After winning their first ever Big Sky Conference title on Saturday, the Montana Grizzly softball team decided the only way to celebrate was with a party; a watch party with the entire team and their new shiny trophy. 

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  • Survey finds magic mushrooms are the ‘safest’ illegal drug

    Survey finds magic mushrooms are the ‘safest’ illegal drug

    Friday, May 26 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-05-26 22:08:04 GMT

    KHQ.COM - A new survey found magic mushrooms are the "safest" illegal drug to take.  The Global Drugs Survey 2017 released earlier this week found that only 0.2 percent of those who took magic mushrooms in the last year needed emergency medical treatment, concluding mushrooms to have statistical lower risk of harm compared to other substances. 

    KHQ.COM - A new survey found magic mushrooms are the "safest" illegal drug to take.  The Global Drugs Survey 2017 released earlier this week found that only 0.2 percent of those who took magic mushrooms in the last year needed emergency medical treatment, concluding mushrooms to have statistical lower risk of harm compared to other substances. 

  • Zillow's real estate 'Zestimates' under fire

    Zillow's real estate 'Zestimates' under fire

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:08 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:08:30 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you're selling a home, it's probably something you check. If you own a home, you might just check it out of curiosity. And if you're buying a home, you're definitely going to check it out. We're talking about the home's "Zestimate." The Zestimate is a home's value based on real estate website Zillow's estimation. 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you're selling a home, it's probably something you check. If you own a home, you might just check it out of curiosity. And if you're buying a home, you're definitely going to check it out. We're talking about the home's "Zestimate." The Zestimate is a home's value based on real estate website Zillow's estimation. 

  • Hiawatha opens up this weekend!

    Hiawatha opens up this weekend!

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:59 PM EDT2017-05-24 18:59:52 GMT

    WALLACE, Idaho - One of the premiere outdoor activities in our area opens up this weekend. The Hiawatha Trail opens on May 27 and will be open daily through September 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 P.M. 

    WALLACE, Idaho - One of the premiere outdoor activities in our area opens up this weekend. The Hiawatha Trail opens on May 27 and will be open daily through September 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 P.M. 

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  • Exclusive: 'Out of the Woods' the Madeline Connelly story

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 8:36 AM EDT2017-05-24 12:36:02 GMT

    It’s a story of survival and indomitable spirit. A Chicago woman visiting family in Montana captivated the nation for nearly a week as she was lost in the woods -- then-- miraculously-- found alive and well with her dog, Mogie. 

    It’s a story of survival and indomitable spirit. A Chicago woman visiting family in Montana captivated the nation for nearly a week as she was lost in the woods -- then-- miraculously-- found alive and well with her dog, Mogie. 

  • Fox News reporter "stunned to silence," stands by account

    Fox News reporter "stunned to silence," stands by account

    Thursday, May 25 2017 8:01 PM EDT2017-05-26 00:01:06 GMT
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    FOX News reporter Alicia Acuna is standing by her statement Wednesday evening that congressional candidate Greg Gianforte was the aggressor in the alleged assault with Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs.

    FOX News reporter Alicia Acuna is standing by her statement Wednesday evening that congressional candidate Greg Gianforte was the aggressor in the alleged assault with Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs.

  • Gianforte snags Montana's lone congressional seat, apologizes to Jacobs

    Gianforte snags Montana's lone congressional seat, apologizes to Jacobs

    Friday, May 26 2017 1:32 AM EDT2017-05-26 05:32:06 GMT

    Republican candidate Greg Gianforte has won Montana's congressional seat. Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton called the election at 10:33 pm. 

    Republican candidate Greg Gianforte has won Montana's congressional seat. Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton called the election at 10:33 pm. 

  • One hospitalized after stabbing in downtown Missoula

    One hospitalized after stabbing in downtown Missoula

    Friday, May 26 2017 7:23 AM EDT2017-05-26 11:23:52 GMT

    The Missoula Police Department is investigating a stabbing that happened in downtown Missoula early Friday morning. Officers responded to Bodegas, a bar located on Ryman Street in between Main and Broadway, after reports of an assault with a gun. Police say the incident involved a 41-year-old Missoula male and 24-year-old male.

    The Missoula Police Department is investigating a stabbing that happened in downtown Missoula early Friday morning. Officers responded to Bodegas, a bar located on Ryman Street in between Main and Broadway, after reports of an assault with a gun. Police say the incident involved a 41-year-old Missoula male and 24-year-old male.

  • Hometown Proud: locals saved the Bigfork Whitewater Kayak Festival

    Hometown Proud: locals saved the Bigfork Whitewater Kayak Festival

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-05-24 21:00:39 GMT

    The 42nd annual Bigfork Whitewater Kayak Festival is right around the corner.

    The 42nd annual Bigfork Whitewater Kayak Festival is right around the corner.

  • Special Election Results

    Special Election Results

    Thursday, May 25 2017 10:41 PM EDT2017-05-26 02:41:40 GMT

    Voting closes for the Special Election Thursday at 8 pm. 

    Voting closes for the Special Election Thursday at 8 pm. 

  • LIVE Stream: Gallatin County Sheriff holds press release regarding Gianforte

    LIVE Stream: Gallatin County Sheriff holds press release regarding Gianforte

    Thursday, May 25 2017 2:30 PM EDT2017-05-25 18:30:28 GMT
    The nation has been intently watching the developments of an investigation involving one of Montana's congressional candidate Greg Gianforte. On Wednesday evening, a Guardian reporter alleged that Gianforte physically assaulted him. Last night the candidate was cited for misdemeanor assault.  Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin will be holding another press conference today on the matter. A time is not yet known. 
    The nation has been intently watching the developments of an investigation involving one of Montana's congressional candidate Greg Gianforte. On Wednesday evening, a Guardian reporter alleged that Gianforte physically assaulted him. Last night the candidate was cited for misdemeanor assault.  Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin will be holding another press conference today on the matter. A time is not yet known. 
  • Quist delivers concession speech

    Quist delivers concession speech

    Friday, May 26 2017 3:19 AM EDT2017-05-26 07:19:16 GMT

    U.S. Congressional candidate Rob Quist, a Democrat, delivered his concession speech just after 11 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel in Missoula. He thanked his supporters, saying that on Thursday, more than 1100 people volunteered to knock on doors and campaign for him.

    U.S. Congressional candidate Rob Quist, a Democrat, delivered his concession speech just after 11 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel in Missoula. He thanked his supporters, saying that on Thursday, more than 1100 people volunteered to knock on doors and campaign for him.

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