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Thanksgiving fire safety tips to know

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While the kitchen is the heart of a home during the holidays, it's also a common place where fire start. Missoula Rural Fire has a few tips to know before cooking up Thanksgiving fixings.  Missoula Rural Chief Chris Newman said cooking fires are the main cause of house fires nationally, and the number one rule to remember on Thursday is to never leave cooking unattended.  

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Missoula Rural Firefighters return after battling Southern California fire

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After helping fight the Woolsey fire in Southern California, a group of Missoula Rural firefighters are back home, just in time for Thanksgiving.  Missoula rural fire sent a task force of six firefighters to Camarillo, California to help fight the Woolsey fire. Libby Hooper was on that team and said the Woolsey fire is different than what she's used to seeing in Montana. 

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New call center expected to bring over 300 jobs to Butte

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BUTTE- A new call center will open in Butte next year and bring over three hundred jobs to the Mining City. FCR is opening a new location in Butte. The Butte office will be a call outsourcing center that will provide callers with information via telephone, text message or social media. 

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White nationalist group posts signs at Billings college campuses Video included

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Montana State University Billings and Rocky Mountain College condemned a white nationalist organization Tuesday after the organization left signs on both college campuses. 

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BOLO: Man wanted by MT Violent Offender Task Force

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GREAT FALLS:  The United States Marshals Service has issued a BOLO (Be On the Look-Out) for Purnell Lee Racine.  He is 24 years old and is wanted by the MT Violent Offender Task Force for violation of conditions of release. Racine as convicted of felony criminal child endangerment in Cascade County. He is listed as a probation absconder by the Great Falls Probation and Parole Office. Racine is listed as 5'8", 130 lbs with black hair and brown eyes Anyone with inform... More>>

Opening days set for Western Montana ski resorts Video included

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With Thanksgiving weekend just around the corner, skiers are so anxious to get back out on the mountain.

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Supreme Court rejects Montana man's rape conviction petition

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the petition of a Montana man to review his conviction for the kidnap and rape of a 4-year-old girl on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

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Citing E. coli outbreak, US officials say don't eat romaine

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NEW YORK - U.S. health officials are telling people to avoid eating romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 32 people in 11 states. 

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$5.6M to help Montana women with behavioral health care

State health officials say more than $5 million will be put into a five-year project to help pregnant women who are experiencing mental health challenges and substance use disorders.

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GFPS Construction UPDATE Video included

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Great Falls High school is still seeing construction as we head further into the cold, winter months. The project began on June 1st and phase one isn't expected to be finished until mid-October of 2019.  Phase one consists of constructing a new building and hub to replace their current structure. Following this, students and staff will move into the new building and phase two will begin.  This consists of completely renovating and remodeling the current building at ... More>>

Billings Clinic plans to build 97,000-sq-ft facility in Bozeman

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BOZEMAN - Billings Clinic announced plans Tuesday to build a healthcare facility in Bozeman.

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Wyoming man argues against death penalty in fetus death

A Wyoming man charged with killing his girlfriend in Idaho in July 2016 argues the death of her unborn baby does not qualify as a second murder that makes him eligible for the death penalty.

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Argument outside Chicago hospital prompts deadly shooting

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An argument outside a Chicago hospital turned deadly when a man pulled out a gun and killed an emergency room doctor with whom he was having a domestic relationship, then ran into the hospital and fatally shot a pharmacy resident and a police officer. 

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Police: 13-year-old Gillette boy shot by brother

Police say a 13-year-old Wyoming boy is recovering in a hospital after he was shot by his 24-year-old brother inside a house in Gillette.

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Missoula Salvation Army seeks donations for temporary warming shelter

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The city of Missoula is considering giving the Missoula Salvation Army permission to run a temporary warming shelter, but the Salvation Army needs to raise thousands of dollars to turn the idea into a reality. 

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Montana Treasure: Cultural leader Sophie Moiese Video included

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MISSOULA - A respected Salish cultural leader is getting her due with a new honor from Missoula County. 

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Polson patrol officers carry opioid overdose reversal drug

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Opioid use is the main driver of drug overdose in Big Sky country, according to the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. In a statewide push to decrease opioid related deaths, officers in one Western Montana police department now carry a lifesaving spray that could mean life of death for overdose patients.

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Tribal pharmacy fined $95K in missing oxycodone case

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MISSOULA - Federal authorities say 2,500 oxycodone pills went missing from a Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribal pharmacy in St. Ignatius.

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Montana universities help raise 850,000 lbs of food donations Video included

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The food bank gave out 1,700 turkeys with a bag of Thanksgiving fixings for free from 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. so hungry families could have a hot meal on Thursday. 

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The Rolling Stones plan 13 US live dates next year

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NEW YORK - The Rolling Stones will be rolling through the United States next year. 

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North Carolina man finds out runny nose is actually leaking brain fluid

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JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. - After five years of battling a runny nose, a man found out his brain was actually leaking.

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Name released of person shot in officer-involved incident in Missoula Video included

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MISSOULA - The sheriff's office has released the name of a person who was killed in an officer-involved shooting on Sunday morning.

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Dog fatally attacks 5-day-old girl in Florida

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DUNNELLON, Fla. - Authorities in Florida say a pit bull climbed into a crib and fatally attacked a 5-day-old girl.

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Couple pleads guilty to hauling 900 pounds of pot in RV

A Minnesota couple has pleaded guilty to drug distribution charges after Montana authorities said they found 960 pounds of marijuana in the couple's recreational vehicle.

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Up to 350 jobs headed to Butte with a new call center

A provider of outsourced call center and other business services is planning to open a new facility in western Montana, bringing up to 350 new jobs by next spring to Butte.

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University of Montana dean files employment grievance

University of Montana Dean of Students Rhondie Voorhees has filed an employment grievance against the institution after being asked to depart the university in August.

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ALERT: Missing woman in Missoula

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MISSOULA- Authorities are seeking a missing woman named Kerina Lynn Moslander.

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Beyond the Unabomber: Lincoln, Montana looks back after 20 years

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The Unabomber, whose real name is Ted Kaczynski, killed three people and injured 23 through the homemade bombs he sent across the country. Ted lived in a small cabin off Stemple Pass Road in Lincoln. A movie production crew has moved in to recreate not only Ted’s story, but Lincoln’s story. 

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Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting in Missoula

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A suspect is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Missoula's Slant Streets neighborhood.

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16-year-old Ronan shooting suspect apprehended after chase

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A juvenile has been arrested in connection with a shooting which happened last week in Ronan.  The Ronan Police Department says the 16-year-old was wanted because of a November 15th shooting which occurred on the 300 block of 12th Avenue NW in Ronan According to Ronan Police, on November 17, 2018 a CSKT Tribal Officer saw the suspect in a vehicle in the Pablo area. The officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle to apprehend the 16 year old for the shooting inci...

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Cats Claw Back in 118 Brawl of the Wild

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After the much anticipated hype this week, the 118th Brawl of the Wild kicked off in Missoula at Washington Grizzly Stadium Saturday. Aside from being the biggest college rivalry game in the state, a potential playoff berth was on the line for both teams, who each held a record of 6-4 ahead of the game. But it was the home team who quickly made their presence known early in the game. On the opening drive, the Grizzlies marched down the field and capped off the impressive 73-yard marc...

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100-year-old fan to root for Griz in Brawl of the Wild

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The Griz-Cat rivalry game brings together fans of all ages scattered all over the globe. Perhaps, no Griz fan deserves more recognition than 100-year-old Gracie Schumacher of Polson.

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Boys and Girls Club of Missoula says vehicle was vandalized with swastika

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MISSOULA - The Boys and Girls Club of Missoula County says a vandal spray-painted a swastika onto one of their vehicles.

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Security and parking information for Saturday's Brawl of the Wild

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University of Montana Police Chief Marty Ludemann said there will be heightened security for Saturday's Brawl of the Wild. 

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Officials award $324M contract to replace border fencing

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Officials have awarded a contract to replace 14 miles (22.53 kilometers) of pedestrian fencing along the border near Yuma.

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Where to watch the Brawl of the Wild Cat-Griz game

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MISSOULA - Thousands of fans will be watching Saturday for the 118th Brawl of the Wild. The historic rivalry between the University of Montana Grizzlies and the Montana State University Bobcats takes place this year at Washington-Grizzly Stadium.  If you can't make it to the stadium...

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House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves

The Republican-controlled House has passed a bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species.

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Washington state man charged with stabbing Montana man

A 24-year-old Washington state man is charged with stabbing a Montana man nearly a dozen times while the victim was on a walking path near Libby.

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Dozens of geese shot to death, left in northern Montana

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Wildlife officials are investigating after someone shot and killed dozens of snow geese in northern Montana.

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Officials: mountain lion kitten seized from Colorado home was sick after being fed bratwurst

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Wildlife officials who seized a mountain lion kitten from a southern Colorado home say the feline fell ill after the residents fed it bratwurst. Travis Sauder with Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the kitten appeared to be in good health otherwise and was sent to a wildlife rehabilitation center Tuesday.

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Suspect arrested in Trout Creek shooting

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TROUT CREEK - Law enforcement agencies say they deployed an armored unit in a standoff with a shooting suspect.

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Polson Police welcome new K9 to the team

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A Western Montana police department has a new crime stopper in town, and he's trained to sniff out the bad guys.  After a month-long training in Pennsylvania, Polson Police welcomed a one-year-old German short-hair pointer named Jager to the department.  

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How to tell if your child has been sexually abused Video included

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Price has been with the Great Falls Police Department Special Victims Unit since 2013. He is only 1 of 5 detectives handling over 200 cases a year dealing with the sexual abuse of a child.

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WATCH: Woman accosts man in line at Gallatin Courthouse on Election Day

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BOZEMAN - A woman is charged in connection with an Election Day incident caught in a video that's gone viral.

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Shelby Schweyen Signs LOI To Play For Lady Griz

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It's finally official for Shelby Schweyen, and something that she had dreamed about since she was a little girl watching her mother coach on the sidelines: she is a member of the Montana Lady Griz basketball team.  Schweyen signed her Letter of Intent today at Sentinel High School in front of family and friends, making it official that she will get to play for her mother, head coach Shannon Schweyen. Shelby will also get the chance to play with her older sister Jordyn, who is cu...

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UPDATE: 3 suspects arrested in Idaho after Jefferson Co. Deputy was shot at

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Jefferson County Sheriff's Department says 2 more people have been arrested and identified in relation to Tuesday's shooting. 

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What to look for when buying Cat/Griz tickets from a third party

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Tickets for the Brawl of the Wild sold out fairly quick, leaving many fans to try and find tickets on sites like Craigslist and Stub Hub. 

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The Latest: GOP legislative leaders reject tax increase plan

Republican legislative leaders are rejecting a proposal by Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock to raise taxes on tobacco, liquor, rental cars and hotel rooms to help pay for state programs.

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Butte agencies practice fighting plane fire at airport Video included

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BUTTE- Butte first responders and Bert Mooney Airport staff participated in a training exercise Thursday morning at the airport.  The simulated disaster included a burning plane that fire crews had to put out. 

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Couple, homeless man charged in charitable scam

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MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. - Authorities say a New Jersey couple and a homeless man made up a "feel good" story about the man helping them so they could raise money through an online fundraiser. 

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Bullock's $10.3B budget plan would extend Medicaid expansion

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is proposing a two-year, $10.3 billion budget that includes the re-authorization of a health insurance program for about 96,000 low-income residents.

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Sheriff identifies victim in Montana fire as homeowner

Authorities have identified the victim of a Nov. 5 mobile home fire in southcentral Montana as the 58-year-old homeowner.

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Gallatin County arrests two after late-night pursuit

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BOZEMAN - A man and woman are arrested after reportedly leading officers on a chase late last night.

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Yellowstone passes 4 million visitors for the year

Officials at Yellowstone National Park say the park had the third busiest October on record, sending the park over the 4 million-visitation mark for the year.

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Spokane Police investigating death of man shot during sex

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating the death of a man who reportedly shot himself in the head during sex. 

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Neo-Nazi's attorney calls ruling dangerous for free speech

The attorney for a neo-Nazi website's founder says a judge's decision to allow a lawsuit to proceed against his client is "dangerous for free speech."

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FDA to crack down on menthol cigarettes, flavored vapes

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A top U.S. health official is pledging to try to ban menthol from regular cigarettes, outlaw flavors in all cigars and tighten rules regarding the sale of most flavored versions of e-cigarettes.  

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The cost of Thanksgiving this year is...

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It looks like it will cost just a little less to get Thanksgiving dinner on the table this year.

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Stevensville police seek man suspected of assaulting boy near library

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STEVENSVILLE - Police are asking for tips after a boy reported being assaulted by a man near the library. 

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Animal shelters across the state need your help Video included

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Montana is facing a major overcrowding issue in animal shelters across the state.  With every shelter at max capacity, if not more, animal shelters are forced to make room wherever possible. The main culprits of the overcrowding are cats, however, dogs are also part of the equation. Typically, Great Falls Animal Shelter sees an influx increase in the summers, but this year, they’ve seen more than usual. The Great Falls Animal Shelter typically has a cutoff of aroun... More>>

Missoula Food Bank in need of frozen turkey donations

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The Missoula Food Bank & Community Center says it's short on turkeys for its Thanksgiving dinner event, and it's asking the Missoula community for help. 

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Pursuit follows after shots fired in Sanders County

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The Sanders County Sheriff's Office is reporting that deputies are actively pursuing suspects after gunshots were fired in the Trout Creek area.

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Missoula food bank needs 400 more turkey donations

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As the holiday season draws near, thousands across Western Montana are in need of food as the temperatures drop.  The Missoula Food Bank and Community Center fed over 7,000 hungry people last Thanksgiving, and they anticipate more hungry families this year. 

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Montana Red Cross begins aid deployments to California

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Montana Red Cross is mobilizing and sending aid workers to California, in wake of the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in the Golden State’s history.

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Butte customers unsure where to shop this holiday season

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BUTTE- Black Friday and the holiday shopping season are around the corner, but many shoppers in Butte are unsure where they'll go for their holiday deals this year with major retailers shut down.

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Fire destroys home on B Street in Butte Wednesday afternoon

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BUTTE- The Butte-Silver Bow Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 1800 block of B Street around noon on Wednesday. Smoke poured out of the home as fire crews quickly worked to knock down the fire. Butte-Silver Bow Fire Marshal Brian Doherty said the inside of the house is a total loss. 

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The Latest: Native women's safety measure clears committee

A U.S. Senate committee has approved a bill aimed at addressing the high number of missing and murdered Native American women.

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3 men arrested in Idaho after shots fired at deputy vehicle

Police say three men wanted after someone fired shots at a county deputy's vehicle in Montana have been arrested in Idaho.

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Judge allows case against neo-Nazi publisher to proceed

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A federal judge in Montana says the First Amendment does not shield a neo-Nazi website publisher from being sued for telling his readers to unleash a "troll storm" that led to anti-Semitic threats against a Jewish woman...

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Dozens of people gather at UM to become U.S. citizens Video included

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Nearly forty people from 21 different countries can now call themselves U.S. citizens after UM held its first-ever naturalization ceremony on Wednesday morning in the Dennison Theater. 

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West Virginia Police: Reported rabid raccoons actually just drunk

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Go home raccoons, you're drunk.

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The Latest: Montana lawmakers choose House, Senate leaders

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Montana Republicans have picked their legislative leaders for the upcoming session with a focus on re-taking the governor's office in 2020.

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Mattress Firm Student of the Week: Loyola's Kaden Lincoln

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Kaden is part of one of the best dynasties in Montana history. The Loyola Speech and Debate team has won 35 consecutive Montana Class B-C state championships. Since his freshman year, he has helped contribute to his team's golden legacy.

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Football fan charged with DWI blames team's performance

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Authorities say a pro football fan charged with drunken driving after a crash told police he drank too much because his favorite team isn't any good. Wayne police say 57-year-old Christopher Greyshock, of West Milford, was charged after he rear-ended another vehicle about 5:15 p.m. Sunday.

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Wisconsin company gives employees revolvers for Christmas

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A Wisconsin company is giving employees revolvers for Christmas in what it says is an effort to promote personal safety and team building. 

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Woman charged with negligent homicide in friend's exposure death

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HAVRE - Hill County authorities identify 19-year-old Kyla Ashley Valdez as the victim in what's being investigated as a negligent homicide case.

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Malmstrom missile squadron commander relieved of duty

The commander of the 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron at Malmstrom Air Force Base has been relieved of his command for maintaining an "unhealthy command climate."

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Missoula crash blocks East Broadway

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The Missoula Police Department warned residents of a road closure on East Broadway St. near the Missoula College on Tuesday evening. Officials said the four vehicle crash caused traffic to be temporarily rerouted onto Interstate 90.

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Visitation at Glacier National Park increased last month

Glacier National Park had more than 92,000 visitors last month, increasing by nearly 9 percent after a wildfire led to closures in August and September.

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Malmstrom commander relieved of duty

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MALMSTROM AFB - Lieutenant Colonel Raymond Fortner, the commander of the 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron, has been relieved of duty.  According to a press release from MAFB Public Affairs, Colonel Aaron Guill relieved Fortner due to,  "loss of trust and confidence after a series of events."   Complaints had been filed with the 341st Missile Wing Inspector General, which is what initiated an investigation.  It concluded several of those complaints ...

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Scientists: Wind, drought worsen fires, not bad management

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Both nature and humans share blame for California’s devastating wildfires, but forest management did not play a major role, despite President Donald Trump’s claims, fire scientists say. 

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Police: Grandfather fatally shoots grandson in self-defense

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SEATTLE (AP) - Police say a 78-year-old Renton man fatally shot and killed his grandson in what police believe was an act of self-defense.    The Seattle Times reports police were called to a Renton home Saturday night, where a 26-year-old man had reportedly assaulted his mother, said Renton police Cmdr. Dave Leibman. 

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MCPS Superintendent Mark Thane announces retirement plans

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MISSOULA - Superintendent Mark Thane announced Tuesday that he plans to retire next year.  

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Phillips 66, Bridger plan for new pipeline to Texas

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Phillips 66 and Bridger Pipeline say they have preliminary plans for a new pipeline to send Bakken crude oil to Texas.

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Oregon teen mayor: People can serve no matter their age

The teenage mayor-elect of a small Oregon city says he will be a steward for the budget and a proponent for growth.

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Pita Pit is officially open once again

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Less than a month ago, 25-year-old Allen Roberts was arrested on 18 charges after crashing into a Pita Pit in Great Falls on 10th Ave. S.  What originally was supposed to take a week turned into several as store manager Christine Rattlingtail repaired severe damages and revamped the store.  Today, the Pita Pit is finally RE-opening their doors with a newly renovated interior.  Robert's arraignment is scheduled for Thursday, November 15th, at 2 pm.  More>>

One bar in Great Falls is taking safety to the next level Video included

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How safe do you feel going to your local bar? It’s a question on many people’s minds after the recent shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California. The day and age we live in is much different than it was even just a few years ago. It’s something one bar here in Great Falls recognizes and does their best to keep up with. The Alumni Club considers safety a number on priority.   In fact, not only are security members on staff but a new rule was just implemen... More>>

Missouri teacher suspended after student dresses as Klansman

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POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. - A southern Missouri school district has suspended a teacher who oversaw a class presentation in which a ninth-grader dressed as a Ku Klux Klan member. 

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Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl serves BBQ to wildfire firefighters

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CALABASAS, Calif. - Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl doesn't want firefighters battling the California wildfires to go hungry. Grohl served his Backbeat Barbeque at Fire Station 68 in Calabasas on Monday night.

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Elk hunter recovering after bear attack, suffered broken arm

A northwestern Montana elk hunter is recovering in a Kalispell hospital after a weekend bear attack.

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Montana Treasure: The history behind the Great Divide Trophy

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The countdown begins for the 118th Brawl of Wild, which takes place on Saturday, November 17 at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula. ABC FOX Montana searched the video vault to bring you this week's Montana Treasure: The Great Divide Trophy and the brainchild behind the bronze that represents the rivalry between the University of Montana Grizzlies and the Montana State University Bobcats.

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Australia police make arrest after sewing needles found in fruit

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Police have made their first arrest in the cases of strawberry sabotage in Australia, in which sewing needles were found in fruit sold in six states.    

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'Trumpy Bear' going viral (Yes, it's real)

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The Trumpy Bear is a plush teddy bear made in apparent homage to President Donald Trump. 

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Montana coin shop robbed of $13K in gold coins

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Police in Montana are searching for two men suspected of stealing about $13,000 worth of gold coins from a Billings coin shop.

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WATCH: Toy Story 4 trailer released

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Toy Story 4 is coming! Disney-Pixar released the first trailer for the long-awaited sequel on Monday. The new installment in the franchise was confirmed three years ago and last April it was confirmed the release would happen in the summer of 2019.

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Comic book genius Stan Lee, Spider-Man creator, dies at 95

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Comic book genius Stan Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died. He was 95.

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Retired Montana priest charged with child pornography case

A retired Montana priest is charged with receiving child pornography.

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Graves at tiny Idaho cemetery remain a mystery

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A wind-swept parcel of ground on the edge of the tiny town of Minidoka once cradled the remains of at least 40 people.

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Bear attack west of Columbia Falls

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On November 11, 2018 at approximately 9 a.m. the Flathead County Sheriff's Office received a report of a Bear Attack just off Trumble Canyon Road north-west of Columbia Falls. The Flathead County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page says two males had reportedly been hunting when one of the males was attacked. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office, North Valley Search and Rescue, the Two Bear Air Rescue Helicopter and ALERT responded. According to the sheriff's office, the victi...

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Microsoft project to expand broadband access in rural Montana

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Microsoft and Native Network are going to provide broadband internet access to over 73,000 unserved people in rural communities in Montana and Washington. 

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Zinke says he won't run for Montana governor in 2020

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he won't run for Montana governor in 2020.

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School bus driver drives over injured deer to end suffering while students watched

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DEXTER, Mich. - Officials say a school bus driver intentionally drove over an injured deer to end its suffering while some students watched.

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Mattress Firm Student of the Week: Jefferson's Simonie Mendenhall

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Jefferson High senior Simonie Mendenhall says she hits the volleyball court year-round and that work is paying off.  "Just determining open positions on the court based off of the set and things like that I guess," said Simonie Mendenhall. 

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Dispatcher helps man deliver grandchild in rural Kansas

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A man in rural Kansas helped his daughter deliver a baby thanks to coaching from an emergency dispatcher.   

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Passenger stops Utah Greyhound bus after driver passes out

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah police say a Greyhound bus passenger got behind the wheel and steered the bus to safety after the driver passed out on the highway.  

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Judge blocks further construction on Keystone XL Pipeline

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UPDATE: A federal judge in Great Falls has blocked construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

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Man accused of beating two in retaliation for FBI involvement

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MISSOULA - A man is accused of assaulting two people at the request of a friend who was in jail.

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Do you have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? Video included

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Many are looking forward to the winter sports and snowball fights, but for some, it’s a fight to make it through the dark and cold winter months. Seasonal Affective Disorder, otherwise known as SAD, affects roughly 3 million people every year. However, it is often just written off for what many might call the “Winter Blues”. According to the Mayo Clinic, signs and symptoms to look out for include depression,low energy, difficulty concentrating,... More>>

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The Montana rescue mission is asking for your help when it comes to this holiday season. 

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Veterans Day: a soldier's story

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Trevor Allen knew he wanted to enlist in the U.S. Army when he was in middle school. His gut told him he was meant to be an infantryman.

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Chicago restaurant serving 'Elf' spaghetti dessert during holidays

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Trying to stick to the four main elf food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup? A diner in Chicago can accommodate that request.

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UPDATE: AMBER Alert canceled for Lakeside girl

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KALISPELL - The Montana Department of Justice issued an AMBER Alert for a 12-year-old Flathead area girl. 

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Newly empowered Dems take aim at Trump business conflicts

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Beyond trying to get their hands on the Holy Grail of President Donald Trump's business dealings - his tax returns - House Democrats are prepared to use their new majority and subpoena power to go after financial records that could back up their claims that he's using his presidency to enrich himself and his family.

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Facebook to debut new feature: soon you can unsend messages

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Facebook's messenger app is giving its users a do-over. You will soon be able to 'unsend' messages after you send them, but there's a catch.

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Vehicle may have led to building fire at Missoula auto repair shop

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The Missoula Fire Department (MFD) believes a vehicle parked inside an auto repair shop may have started a fire at the shop Wednesday night.  According to MFD crews were called to Rocky Mountain Diesel for a report of smoke and flames just after 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.

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Missoula parents focus on street crossing safety after accident

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Missoula parents are on high alert after a six-year-old girl was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street near her school bus stop Tuesday morning. Families that live along the road where it happened are trying to help their kids understand street safety.  

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CMC to offer free cervical cancer screening day

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The Missoula Community Medical Center will offer free cervical cancer screenings at its Cancer Care Center on Thursday, November 8.  

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GOP retains control of Montana Legislature in election

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Republican majorities appear to be safe in the Montana House and Senate with many races still to be decided.

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One man dies in boating accident on Flathead River

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KALISPELL - One man died and another was rescued after a small boat capsized on the Flathead River on Tuesday. 

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UM says it will retain most programs during $5m budget cut

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MISSOULA - The University of Montana announced Wednesday plans to trim its budget while maintaining most of its current programs. The changes are less drastic than the complete "retrenchment" that had been feared by many students and faculty.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions submits resignation in letter to President Donald Trump. Trump says Sessions' chief of staff Matthew Whitaker will become acting attorney general. This is a developing story.

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UPDATE: Missing teen found safe.

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The Helena Police Department has issued a Missing and Endangered Person Advisory for Caleb Wayne Taylor. He was last seen on Monday, November 5th, in Helena. 

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Gianforte celebrates reelection, Kathleen Williams thanks supporters

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Rep. Greg Gianforte retained his seat in the U.S. House, with election results showing him winning 52-45 percent over challenger Kathleen Williams. 

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Rosendale congratulates Sen. Tester on his victory

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State Auditor Matt Rosendale, the Republican nominee in Montana’s U.S. Senate race, released a statement Wednesday after conceding to Senator Jon Tester.

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Montana 2018 Midterm Election Numbers

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Below are the latest mid-term election numbers for the state of Montana...

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Open space bonds, Clinton School levy find strong support in Missoula

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MISSOULA - Preliminary results show strong support for open space bonds and schools in Missoula County.

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NBC News projects Gianforte wins Montana's House race

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Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte took a late lead over his Democratic challenger, Kathleen Williams, in the race for Montana’s U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday’s Election Night.

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The Latest: Voting hours extended at more Ga. locations

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A judge has extended voting hours at more polling locations in Georgia, where some voters have complained of waiting for hours in long lines. An order issued Tuesday in Fulton County Superior Court says one polling place in the county, home to much of Atlanta, must allow voters to keep casting ballots until 9 p.m., a full two hours after polls closed statewide.

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Pennsylvania man arrested for allegedly threatening to 'shoot up' polling place

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SOUTH FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A Pennsylvania man was taken into custody after allegedly threatening to 'shoot up' a polling place Tuesday. 

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Students shelter in place after gun stolen near Belgrade High School

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Schools in Belgrade are in a shelter in place after a hand gun was reportedly stolen from a vehicle near Belgrade High School. Law enforcement say a suspect is at large. 

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UPDATE: Missing boy found

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Missoula Police have issued a Missing and Endangered Person Advisory (MEPA) for Donivan Charlie.

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Child hit by car while crossing to get to bus stop

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A 6-year-old Missoula girl has been life-flighted for injuries after she was struck by a vehicle in Missoula Tuesday morning.

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Voters asked to allow extra time at some Missoula Co. polls

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Five precincts in Missoula County are having occasional troubles with feeding the second page of the ballot into counting machines.

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Missoula begins refunding some court surcharges

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The City of Missoula has a plan in place to issue refunds on some Municipal Court case surcharges.  

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Montana Senate race breaks financial records

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The cost of state auditor Matt Rosendale and incumbent senator Jon Tester's battle for the Montana Senate seat has topped $60 million, according to the Associated Press. 

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What Initiative 186 is really saying Video included

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Initiative 186 is basically saying that mining companies need to have a plan in place to clean up after themselves when it comes to hard rock mining.  Hard rock mining is exactly what it sounds like; mining for gold, silver, diamonds, and similar resources.  Right now, mining companies aren’t held solely responsible for any clean-up procedures. As a matter of fact, you the taxpayer foot the bill. If I-186 is passed, mining companies would have to lay out what ... More>>

In-depth look at Initiative 185 Video included

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Initiative 185 has the potential to impact every individual in Montana because it basically comes down to healthcare. According to Ballotpedia, Montana ranks 22nd in the nation for the highest tax on cigarettes. If this initiative passes, we could jump into the top five and cigarettes would be taxed an additional $2.00; making a grand total of $3.70 of tax on a single pack.  All other tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, vaping products, and even snuff would see an i... More>>

Missoula billboard remembers beloved Mountain Line bus driver

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David House is blind, but he wants everyone in Missoula to see how much he loves his late wife every time they go out for a drive. 

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Flathead sheriff warns of pornographic modeling scams

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KALISPELL - The Flathead County Sheriff is warning people to avoid a sketchy "modeling opportunity." 

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The Latest: Pence plugs Rosendale, Tester touts health care Video included

Vice President Mike Pence says re-electing Montana U.S. Sen. Jon Tester to a third term would embolden the opposition to President Donald Trump and risk unraveling his accomplishments.

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Pennsylvania mother charged with killing girl, 5, in push down stairs

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PARKESBURG, Pa. - A Pennsylvania mother who allegedly killed her 5-year-old daughter by pushing her down a set of stairs onto a concrete landing on Halloween has been charged. 

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Don't spank: Pediatricians warn parents of long-term harms

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The nation's leading pediatricians' group has strengthened its advice against spanking and other physical punishment because of the potential for long-term harm. In an updated policy released Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics says those harms can include aggression, brain changes, substance abuse and suicidal behavior in adulthood.

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Rare caribou sighting reported in Northwest Montana

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KALISPELL - It's now rare to see a woodland caribou in its native Montana habitat, but wildlife officials are encouraged after new reports from rural residents.

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Yellowstone Co. Medical Examiner finds no evidence of foul play in missing Canadian man's death Video included

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The body of Cameron Collin was recovered from Pryor Creek Saturday morning.

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Former VP Joe Biden holding event on UM campus in December

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MISSOULA - Former Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to appear at an event on the University of Montana campus in December.

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Texas couple killed in helicopter crash hours after wedding

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UVALDE, Texas - Family members say a Texas couple was killed in a helicopter crash just hours after they were married.

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Woman reunited with dog after it was stolen

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SPOKANE - There's a happy ending for a woman whose vehicle was stolen with her dog inside at the Northern Quest Casino. 

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Student cited for bringing pistol to Montana high school

A high schooler in northwest Montana has been cited for reportedly bringing a gun onto campus.

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Lowe's to close 51 stores, Montana locations not listed

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Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) today announced the wind-down of certain underperforming store locations as part of its ongoing strategic reassessment. To focus on its most profitable stores and improve the overall health of its store portfolio, the company will: Close 20 U.S. stores.

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Work wellness program could change how you work Video included

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Health and wellness in the workplace are extremely important; and with the holidays coming up, it could help you to avoid the dreaded holiday weight. The Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Bureau is offering a free workplace wellness training.  Originally, the program only allowed one trainer to work with three businesses over a three year period. However, that isn't the case anymore. The new workplace wellness program allows for a trainer to visit your bui...

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The New Frontier: From Golden Arches to Sea Floors Video included

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"People ask me that all the time, what’s the yellow stuff that I see occasionally as I drive across the state. Odds are that's canola." In 2017, over 100,000 acres of canola was grown in Montana, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. That may seem like nothing compared to the millions of acres we usually see of wheat, barley, and pulse crops. But in reality, even if we don't know it, most of us consume canola oil in some form every day. "Yea...

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Overnight shooting in Billings injures Roundup man

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A Roundup man is hospitalized and in stable condition after being shot in his hip/pelvis in the area of 8th St. West and Terry Avenue. Billings Police Sgt. Bret Becker says the call to 911 came just before 3:00 AM. 

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How does daylight savings time impact you?

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GREAT FALLS- Since 2007, the United States Naval Observatory said daylight savings time happens every March and November, but the question is do you prefer to lose or gain an hour?  Dating all the way back to Benjamin Franklin’s time, according to Live Science, daylight savings time was put in place to adjust your clocks so people could have more daylight and save energy on lighting. But let's fast forward to today and see if daylight savings time is still helping American...

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Sen. Jon Tester pushes to make race about Montana, not Trump

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — With President Donald Trump clamoring to defeat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester and conservative groups spending heavily against him, the Democrat is falling back on a well-worn strategy in his pursuit of a third term: make the election about Montana, not Washington.

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Trump plays up feud with Montana Dem senator

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President Donald Trump is playing up his feud with Democrat Jon Tester as he campaigns against the Montana senator. Trump claims at a rally at the Bozeman airport that Tester "tried to destroy" his first choice to head his administration's Department of Veterans Affairs.

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