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Merriam-Webster adds 250 words to its dictionary

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"Froyo," of course, is frozen yogurt.

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Puerto Rican astronaut affected by double hurricanes

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Joe Acaba's parents were born in Hatillo, Puerto Rico, and he has lots of family there.

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More than 200 dead after earthquake in Mexico Tuesday

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This morning police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans are digging frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings. 

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September snowfall has ski shops full of excited skiers

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 With snow building up in the mountains, many people are preparing for ski season and ski shops are preparing for anxious customers. Ski resorts don’t open up until after Thanksgiving, but that’s not stopping some extreme skiers.

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MT proposing to eliminate services for young kids with disabilities Video included

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The Missoula Child Development Center helps improve brain development and behavioral skills in children with special needs. 

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Exclusive: One-on-one with Congressman Greg Gianforte

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We have an exclusive one-on-one interview with Congressman Greg Gianforte. David Winter sat down with the Congressman as he approaches his first 100 days in office. 

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Student Athlete of the Week: Great Falls Central's Rachel Ryan

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Student Athlete of the Week: Great Falls Central's Rachel Ryan

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Rapid Healthcare: Making the most of your time with a doctor Video included

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Are you spending enough time with your doctor during your medical appointment? Chances are you're not – and that's the physicians themselves talking.

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2 are dead after pickup collides with school bus Video included

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Two people were killed Tuesday morning after a pickup truck collided with a school bus near Glasgow.

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Montana Tech receives $2.9 million for research and development

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Montana Tech will be receiving a $2.9 million dollar grant from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.  

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Dillon teens in court after police find loaded guns in school

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Bail is set at $50,000 for two Dillon teens accused of bringing loaded revolvers to school Monday. 

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Fatal car crash in Missoula Monday night

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Cause of the accident is still under investigation. Stay tuned for updates. 

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Firefighters prepare for below freezing temperatures

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Firefighters have to adjust and gear up for this type of extreme weather.

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Montana attorney general releases report on substance abuse

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Montana Attorney General Tim Fox released a landmark report Tuesday that provides a comprehensive outline of what the State of Montana currently does to address substance abuse through state programs.

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High school in Dillon evacuated after loaded guns found

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Two students are in custody on Monday for bringing loaded firearms into Beaverhead County High School in Dillon and forcing the school to evacuate.

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UM Presidential Candidate: Mirta Martin

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An exhaustive search for UM’s next president has narrowed the field to four candidates, in-town this week and next, for on-campus interviews. Andrew Feinstein, the provost at San Jose state; Seth Bodnar, a senior executive at General Electric; Charles Ambrose, president of University of Central Missouri; and Mirta Martin, who is in town today and tomorrow for her round of interviews. Dr. Martin is currently the senior education advisor for former president of Mexico, Vicente F... More>>

Some Columbia Falls parents are armed and ready if the cyber threats become a reality

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However, one Columbia Falls parent tells us he has a different idea if the cyber threats become a reality.

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Local McDonald's give back to Montana Fire Victims

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Five locally owned McDonald's of NW Montana will be donating 29-percent of the day's sales to the NW Montana Fire Relief. 

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Cyber threat suspect not located in US

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The Whitefish School District has reopened schools following a series of digital threats. School officials report that investigators have determined the location of the suspect is in Europe. 

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O'Reilly says his ouster was hit job and business decision

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In a contentious interview with Matt Lauer of NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday, O'Reilly said his conscience was clear about how he dealt with women in the working world.

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New fashion trend: double jeans (HUH?)

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No, you're not seeing things. 

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MSU wants steer donations for Steer-a-Year program

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Profits from the the sales fund students' activities in the College of Agriculture.

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Cyber terrorist group outlines ransom in letter to Flathead Valley school

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More information comes to light about the suspected cyber terrorist cell threatening the Flathead Valley, after a ransom letter was sent on Monday to staff at the Columbia Falls School District.

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Grizzly Sports Report, 9-18-17

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Head Coach Bob Stitt and Senior Running Back Treshawn Favors join Shaun Rainey on this weeks Grizzly Sports Report to break down the win over Savannah State and talk about the devastating injury to Quarterback Reese Phillips. More>>

Scoot's Place, Griz Team Barbershop

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Former Griz WR Caleb Lyons had to retire last year after suffering a head injury. He's now a student coach but he's also become the team barber. Watch him give Shaun Rainey a haircut on live TV and find out why all the players go to "Scoot's Place" to get a fresh cut.  More>>

Seeley Lake businesses suffer financially from the relentless wildfire season

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While the smoke and evacuations from the rice ridge fire may be lifting, the economic damage of a short tourist season is shaking the community to the core.

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Lake County authorities investigating homicide in Pablo

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Police are currently investigating the murder of a Pablo man.

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Flathead school threat involved shooting Video included

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The Whitefish School District is finally releasing details about the specific nature of these threats and the reason they're confident students will be safe in school Tuesday.

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Police need help finding missing Montana man

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35-year-old Robert Joseph Dombroski has been reported missing.

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Classes canceled for Flathead Valley Schools on Monday, to resume on Tuesday

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All classes in Flathead County will once again be closed on Monday, September 18, while local and federal law enforcement continue to investigate threatening digital messages that forced the closure of almost 30 schools.

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Butte Community Ice Center opens up public skating

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Summer isn't over yet, but the Butte Community Ice Center has officially started offering its pubic skating on Sundays.  

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Butte's Covellite Film Festival kicks off closing day and plans for next year

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The Covellite International Film Festival begins its closing day at noon.  

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Large fire at Pacific Recycling Center

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According to Missoula Fire Department, they responded to a large fire in the salvage/recycling yard of Pacific Recycling Center.

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All evacuations have been lifted near the Sapphire Complex and Meyers Fire

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The change in weather conditions has allowed all evacuations to be lifted in the ares near the Sapphire Complex and Meyers Fire.  

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Cancer survivors using their experiences to help others at Butte Relay for Life

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Butte's Relay for Life event kicked off Saturday at 11 a.m at the Butte Plaza Mall. Hundreds of residents were in attendance to celebrate cancer survivors and victims. Two of the survivors who attended are using their experiences to help others.  A regular attendant of Relay for Life, Dr. Nathaniel Readal was diagnosed with testicular cancer at age 22. Readal said "I was going to medical school at John's Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland and I was then diagnosed... More>>

Nearly 100 Butte residents participate in Walk MS event

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The annual Walk MS event kicked off at 9 a.m. at the Butte Civic Center. 

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A costly win for Montana, beat Savannah State 56-3

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A win is a win, but the Montana Grizzlies (2-1) suffered a loss alongside of their 56-3 drubbing of Savannah State (0-3) Saturday in Missoula.  Early in the second quarter, with Montana up 14-0 already, senior quarterback Reese Phillips was taken to the ground on a scramble play inside the pocket. He could not get up, laying on his stomach as his leg was turned almost 90 degrees the other way. Phillips was on the ground for minutes, trainers and head coach Bob Stitt attendi...

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Flathead County Sheriff's Department Releases More Information About Threats

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An update to the situation in Flathead County, schools forced to close as the county's sheriffs department looks for the person responsible for threats targeting several schools. Today, the county sheriff's office released a press release, assuring the public progress is being made in this case of "cyber terrorism." The statement says in part, "Our negotiation team, assisted by the FBI negotiation team, has been in ongoing communication with the suspect in this case... ...

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Flathead County Sheriff in communications with digital threat suspect

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The Flathead County Sheriff on Saturday says that law enforcement have been communicating with the suspect responsible for sending threatening digital messages to area schools.

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High School Football Highlights: 9/15

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Shaun Rainey and Ben Wineman roll through your high school football highlights in Week Four action!  More>>

How to put an end to bullying Video included

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With the issue of bullying so prominent in schools today, how can you help your child if they face the issue of bullying? 

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Decision to open Flathead Co. schools to be made on Sunday Video included

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All sporting events and activities are canceled for Flathead Valley students this weekend as law enforcement continue to narrow in on the source of threatening text messages recently sent to area schools.

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Sperry Chalet Will be Rebuilt! Video included

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COURTESY GLACIER NATIONAL PARK U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that Glacier National Park has begun urgently needed stabilization work at the Sperry Chalet dormitory building to prepare for winter.

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With rain and snow making its way across Montana…wildland firefighters are asking is this the end of fire season? Video included

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Public Information Officer, Dan McKeague, says they are "cautiously optimistic" about the weather forecast and its effect on fire season. 

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Judge enters not guilty plea in deputy's death Video included

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Lloyd Barrus appeared in court to enter a plea in the shooting death of Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore. 

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Flathead County schools cancel extracurricular activities Video included

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Flathead County Schools has informed students and parents that they're canceling all activities Friday and over the weekend due to digital threats targeting Montana schools. 

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Flathead Valley schools closed Friday Video included

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Thousands of students and teachers are forced to stay home for a second day in a row, as schools in the Flathead Valley will remain closed Friday due to threats made on students there.  The threats surface just one day after a school shooting in Rockford, Washington, which left one student dead, and three others injured. Emotions of shock, confusion, and even fear are resonating throughout the Flathead Valley Thursday night, "Hearing that every school in the valley was c...

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Flathead Valley School Closures

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Due to what thee F.B.I., and local law enforcement, are calling a credible threat, school closures will remain in effect in the Flathead Valley. According to Laurie Barron, Superintendent of the Evergreen School District, schools in the following districts will be closed Friday, September 15th: Bigfork, Cayuse Prairie, Columbia Falls, Creston, Deer Park, Evergreen, Fair-Mont-Egan, Kalispell, Helena Flats, Kila, Marion, Olney-Bissell, Pleasant Valley, Smith Valley, Somers/Lakeside, Swa...

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150 air purifiers delivered to schools affected by disruptive wildfire

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The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana has teamed up with the American Lung Association to provide ten different schools across Montana with air purifiers. Their main objective is to provide students with a healthy and safe learning environment. 

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In-Depth: A look at Montana's most recent school shooting

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With a Washington community still in shock following a shooting at Freeman High School near Spokane on Wednesday, ABC FOX Montana took an in-depth look at Montana's most recent school shooting.

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Law enforcement conducting interviews regarding school threats Video included

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Flathead Valley law enforcement and the FBI are investigating several threats made against Montana schools. Texts and emails came in Wednesday, first to Columbia Falls schools before spreading to other schools throughout the night and into Thursday morning.  T

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Whitefish police increasing patrols, city hall doors locked due to school threats

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An email from City of Whitefish manager Adam Hammatt says City Hall doors will be locked today. 

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UPDATE: FBI investigating threats to schools in northwestern Montana

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The threats are being investigated by law enforcement.   

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Yellowstone kills aggressive bear near Heart Lake

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They say the young male grizzly was repeatedly involved in conflicts with people.  

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Selena Gomez undergoes kidney transplant due to lupus

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The 25-year-old calls the transplant "what I needed to do for my overall health." 

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Democratic leaders take issue with Trump tweets about DACA

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President Trump said in a tweet: "No deal was made last night on DACA."

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FREEMAN HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING: 1 dead, 3 injured; Suspect in custody Video included

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SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Authorities have confirmed one person is dead and three more have been injured after the shooting at Freeman High School. The suspect is in custody. Sheriff Knezovich said in a press conference the shooter, a sophomore identified by witnesses as Caleb Sharpe, pulled out a gun during school and it jammed.

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With rain and snow on its way...how will this affect fire conditions and firefighters?

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Firefighters are always prepared for all types of weather conditions. 

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The Latest: Ryan opens door to tax cuts adding to deficit

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on House Speaker Paul Ryan's interview with The Associated Press (all times local): House Speaker Paul Ryan is backing off months of promises that the Republicans' tax plan won't add to the nation's ballooning deficit.

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US West's wildfires spark calls to thin tree-choked forests

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Wildfires that are blackening the American West in one of the nation's worst fire seasons have ignited calls to thin forests that have become choked with trees.

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Montana mine warns of layoffs after judge blocks expansion

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A Montana coal company says more than 80 miners could be laid off in coming months after environmentalists successfully sued to halt its expansion.

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Glacier Park offices under evacuation WARNING Video included

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Glacier National Park and the Flathead County Sheriff's Department has issued an evacuation warning, according to fire officials. 

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Sean Spicer, Chelsea Manning join list of Harvard fellows

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - The list of political fellows coming to Harvard University now includes former White House press secretary Sean Spicer and former Army intelligence officer Chelsea Manning.

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Federal government looks to keep $20K obtained in drug bust

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The federal government is looking to keep over $20,000 seized during a drug bust in Yellowstone National Park.

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Man arrested for alleged robberies and knife assault in Bozeman Video included

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A minor and 18-year-old man were questioned about robberies and assaults in Bozeman after two victims reported attacks.

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Rice Ridge Fire sees growth

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Significant fire growth occurred in the interior and the northern part of the fire yesterday in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, but did not threaten fire lines. 

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3-year-old Griz fan from Great Falls gets special hospital visit

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Just a week and a half ago, Troy Ross was with his family at the Griz opener against Valparaiso. Two days later, he had to be airlifted to Seattle from Great Falls after getting sick.

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Fire in Waterton threatening Prince of Wales Hotel

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The Kenow fire doubled to about 5,000 acres since Monday night. 

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Renovations are underway on the Rainbow Motel in Bozeman

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The longstanding Rainbow Motel in Bozeman is undergoing a massive renovation. 

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Quilting for a cause

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Every year at the annual Rocky Mountain Sewing and Crafts expo in Billings quilters make a special blanket for a particular group.      This year they're making quilts for firefighters and police officers to give to children at the scene of emergencies. Sue Hanson, the expo organizer says they want a first responder like a firefighter to have a blanket they can give to a child who needs it. "I think that people that have fires or emergencies in their ...

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Child & Family Services take new measures for child safety Video included

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Montana officials said reports show in the past year, eight children involved with Child and Family Services in this state have died. 

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Additional evacuations ordered for people living near Sheep Gap Fire

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Additional evacuations are ordered on Tuesday night for people living near the Sheep Gap Fire, burning west of Plains.

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Trump may stop in the Treasure State to tout tax overhaul

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President Trump may be coming to the Treasure State. According to Bloomberg news, the president may visit 13 states in the next seven weeks to sell his plan to overhaul taxes.

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Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Manhattan's Cal Holgate

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An all-state athlete with speed to burn, Cal Holgate has made himself right at home since moving to Manhattan a little more than a year ago. And he is this week's Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week.

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Social media firestorm over alleged victim blaming

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A social media firestorm started today over alleged comments made in a courtroom that many are seeing as "victim blaming”.

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Former Montana legislator pleads guilty to drug charge

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A former Montana lawmaker, who once supported giving $4 million in state money to an anti-meth campaign, has pleaded guilty to trafficking several pounds of the drug.

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Zinke directs more aggressive approach to prevent wildfires

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is directing all land managers and park superintendents to be more aggressive in cutting down small trees and underbrush to prevent wildfires.

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Information wanted on gun shots fired in Bozeman

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The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office is looking for information on reported gun shots fired at Sourdough Road and Goldstein Road, Sunday at 2:00 am. An errant bullet entered a residence after ricocheting off of a road sign.

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The Montana Tech community is giving back to its history with fund raising event

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Montana Tech is holding Day One,  its first 24-hour digital fund raising event to bring together the community. The event will be raise funds for the growing campus by allowing donors to choose where they are donating funds. 

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Grizzly Sports Report, 9-11-17

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Head Coach Bob Stitt and Safety Josh Sandry join Shaun Rainey to discuss the teams 63-7  to Washington. Riley Corcoran joins the show for the "call of the game" and Ben Wineman updates us on all the other fall sports at UM. More>>

The Latest: Trump says UN sanctions on NKorea 'small step'

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\WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the United States and North Korea (all times local): President Donald Trump is calling new United Nations sanctions on North Korea "just another very small step."  

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Rain, cooler temps could 'put a dent' in fire season Video included

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Rain and cooler temperatures forecast for later this week may not end Montana's fire season, but a meteorologist says "it will put a dent in it." 

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Great Falls officer shoots, kills burglary suspect

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GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A police officer in Great Falls shot and killed a burglary suspect at a residence on the city's north side.  

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More evacuation warnings were lifted for Lolo Peak and Rice Ridge fires

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The Missoula County Sheriff's Office has lifted the remaining evacuation warnings on Highway 12 between Bear Creek and Graves Creek due to the Lolo Peak fire. MCSO says this affects approximately 13 homes and is the last of the evacuation warnings on Highway 12. Road closures still remain in place for Elk Meadows Road and Lolo Peak Road. The Lolo Peak fire is burning over 51,000 acres with 46 percent containment.  Remaining evacuation orders were also downgraded ... More>>

FWP proposes changes to dog training rules, public hearings scheduled

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To minimize the impacts of dog training operations on nesting upland gamebirds and waterfowl, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is proposing new requirements for trainers.

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Apple expected to release 3 new iPhone designs

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New features will include face recognition and a 3D camera.

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Hope Hicks Named White House Communications Director

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The 28-year-old is a longtime aide to President Trump and was one of the first staffers to join his presidential campaign. 

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2017's happiest states in America

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Where does Montana fall on the list? 

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Great Falls police: suspect dead in officer-involved shooting

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It happened Monday night. 

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Bozeman police send out warning for uptick in Opioid use, specifically Fentanyl

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Right now concerns are mounting when it comes to opioid deaths in the United States, jumping 533-percent since 2002. The Bozeman Police Deparment says their biggest concern in this epidemic is fentanyl. 

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Family & friends remember victims of western Montana double homicide Video included

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The Missoula County Sheriff's Office released the names of two people...

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State Fire Wrap-Up

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Snow is in the forecast for the end of the week, while it's expected Thursday and Friday in high elevations and down to 6500 feet on Saturday, we’re not out of the woods yet. While federal fire officials are still listing 47 fires across Montana, there are eight that are still a major concern for our viewing area. Here they are in order of when firefighters expect to have full containment. Starting with the Rice Ridge Fire near Seeley Lake, where there is no expected date of ... More>>

Pets killed in early evening Missoula house fire

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No one was injured, but several pets died in a house fire on Monday evening in Missoula.

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Two women named in fatal crash in Flathead County

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The Flathead County Sheriff's Office on Monday released the names of two women, who were killed in a two-car head-on crash on Highway 2 over the weekend.

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3 Search & Rescue calls in Gallatin County, 3 leg injuries

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Gallatin County Search and Rescue on Monday responded to three separate injury reports, in which all three people were sent to the hospital with leg injuries.  

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Firefighting costs top $324 million, FEMA grants fund five fires

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The bill keeps growing for Montana's extreme fire season, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency will now help cover more costs.

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Boyfriend of slain Fargo woman says they are parents of baby

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The boyfriend of slain Fargo woman Savanna Greywind says DNA tests have confirmed that he and Greywind are the parents of a newborn girl found in the apartment of two people charged in the case.

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A 16-year-old used Facebook to raise 2,000 dollars for firefighters

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Walsh traveled to Missoula today to give the money and gifts in person. 

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Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Willard Alternative High School Program

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Staff members gather to celebrate the reconstruction of Willard High School. 

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Bozeman school asks for public's input on new high school's design

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School officials have been pretty busy this summer working on the design and schematics of the new second high school that was voted through back in May. Bozeman school officials say the district projected the need for a second high school 10 years ago.

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Legislative committee hears concerns over Medicaid cuts

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana legislative committee heard concerns over a state health department proposal to reduce the rate at which it reimburses Medicaid providers and end some case management services.

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Sapphire Complex Fires update

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Three fires comprise the Sapphire Complex: Little Hogback, Goat Creek, and Sliderock. The fires are burning in steep, rocky terrain between Rock Creek and Upper Willow Creek drainages. 

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Grizzly bear mauls woman near Gardiner Video included

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A Montana woman is alive and being treated for injuries, after she mauled by a grizzly bear Saturday on a private ranch in the Tom Miner Basin north of Gardiner.

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Alternative communication, how to get in contact with people affected by Irma

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Hurricane Irma touched down Sunday and showed its muscle. The Hurricane has been downgraded to a hurricane one, but the aftermath still looms.  So, what if you have loved ones in the area and can’t reach them? 

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Montana-based model Kennedy Walsh fundraising for fire relief

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She says several of her photo shoots were canceled because of the fires. 

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Scam email targeting business owners

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They are designed to get the recipient to click on a link, which may be used to download malware that can infect the recipient’s computer, steal passwords, or hack a company’s records.

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Officials ID victims of western Montana double homicide Video included

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Officials in western Montana have released the names of two people whose bodies were found in plastic tubs of chemicals in the basement of a Missoula residence.

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Lolo Peak Fire update

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Fire was active on the west side. Crews continued to hold the fire line and monitor for spot fires. Helicopters assisted firefighters by dropping water on the western perimeter.

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FEMA sends resources to Highway 200 Complex, Moose Peak Fires

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FEMA is granting disaster assistance for the Highway 200 Complex and Moose Peak Fires in Sanders and Lincoln Counties.  Resources will be provided as a Fire Management Assistance Grant and make FEMA funding available for 75-percent of Montana's eligible firefighting costs. 

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Hurricane Irma weakening as it moves over Florida

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Irma hit Florida on Sunday as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, hammering much of the state with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages. 

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Tester announces federal resources for three Montana fires Video included

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After inviting President Trump to Montana to tour the wildfires, Tester has announced the Alice Creek Fire in Lewis and Clark County, the Rice Ridge Fire in Missoula and Powell Counties, and the West Fork Fire in Lincoln County have been approved to receive additional resources from FEMA. 

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9/11 memorial services to be held across Montana today

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Governor Bullock has ordered all flags in Montana be flown at half-staff today. 

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Miss North Dakota is crowned Miss America 2018

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The Bismarck, North Dakota, resident emerged victorious through a series of swimsuit and talent contests, onstage speeches and two rounds of interviews by judges.

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Lolo Peak Fire continues to burn

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The Lolo Peak Fire continues to burn 50,476 acres. 

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Update: Rice Ridge Fire

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The Rice Ridge Fire has grown to 132,732 acres and is currently only at 8% containment.

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Rollover on Brooks and Roosevelt

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Sunday, late afternoon, Two vehicles crashed on Brooks and Roosevelt causing one car to rollover.

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Washington outclasses Montana 63-7

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The Montana Grizzlies (1-1) dropped their first game of the season 63-7 against the Washington Huskies (2-0) on Saturday night in Seattle.  The number 8th ranked Huskies started fast, and never looked back as they cruised to their second win of the season. UW quarterback Jake Browning only threw four incompletions, going 22-26 with 259 yards and two scores, both thrown to Bozeman native and former Montana Gatorade Player of the Year Will Dissly. Browning also ran for one sc... More>>

Wildfire starts near Livingston from lightening strike

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Three wildfires have sparked near Livingston, and one fire in the Fleshman Creek and O'Rea Creek area has forced residents to evacuate. 

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Body of 65 year old man found in Lolo

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The coroner has confirmed that a 65-year-old male was pulled from the river.

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A local business has raised over $10k for firefighting efforts

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Sean Bonnet tells us his heart broke when he saw the number of fires around the state and he knew he had to do something, and fast.

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Alice Creek Fire forces evacuations, highway closure

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The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office on Friday evening issued mandatory evacuation orders for some people living near the Alice Creek Fire near Lincoln. 

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Rice Ridge Fire still gaining ground Video included

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The Rice Ridge Fire shows no signs of slowing, charging down 122,843 acres and only five percent contained. ABCFOX Montana toured the fire line Friday to see what challenges this fire presents. With uneasy wind conditions and thunderstorms, removing fuels is key. Especially, when the fire this past Saturday was pushed north putting structures at risk in the Ovando area. However, fire crews have been through some hardships on fire lines with removing trees. "We are just sh... More>>

Additional suspects identified in alleged baseball bat assault Video included

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A 17-year-old male is in custody with the assault. 

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Ravalli County fire updates

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The Ravalli County Sheriff's Office reminded all residents affected by fires that red flag warnings are in place and critical fire weather is predicted for the weekend.  People in warning areas should be prepared to evacuate. 

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Thousands raised in #MontanaStrong donation drive

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On Thursday, the organizations we were supporting collected more than $9,000.

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Strong fire season exhausts local fire department

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Somers/Lakeside Volunteer Fire Department has 12 volunteers when they should have twice that amount.

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AP Exclusive: Miami homeless removed against their will Video included

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MIAMI (AP) - Of the 660,000 people facing mandatory evacuation orders in Miami, the city's homeless population is particularly difficult to move into shelters.

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Montana waits for more detail on campus sexual assault rules

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 Montana Commissioner of Higher Education Clayton Christian says he will not ask state colleges to review their policies about how to handle sexual assault allegations until he gets more detail on changes from the federal government. 

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Senator Tester helps secure $2.5 million for Montana farmers, ranchers impacted by wildfire

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U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that approximately 30 Montana farmers and ranchers will receive $2.5 million to help rebuild after devastating wildfires ravaged eastern Montana. 

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Grant awarded to Bozeman firefighters

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FEMA is awarding Bozeman a grant of $58,680 to assist in purchasing protective clothing to wear while fighting wildland fires. The clothing and gear used by firefighters while handling structure fires aren't suited for wildland use.  

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Seeley students continuing classes at Paws Up

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Seeley Swan High School students will be continuing their stay at The Resort at Paws Up for the week of Sept. 11 - 14.

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As fires continue to burn across Montana, so does the money that goes into fighting them

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 The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation reports today that Montana fire costs for both Federal and Statewide budgets have exceeded more than $300 million. 

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Alice Creek Fire grows to more than 22,000 acres

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As of this morning the Alice Creek Fire has no containment.  

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Bobcat football is back! Tailgating rules and where to park

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Montana state football is back! 

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Dragon Boat Festival in Lakeside canceled due to air quality

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Previous events have attracted more than 7,000 paddlers to Flathead Lake.

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Mexico president: Quake biggest in a century

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Enrique Pena Nieto confirmed that at least five people have died. 

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Rice Ridge evacuees 'grateful' to have a place to stay at Camp Paxson

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The Rice Ridge Fire burning east of Seeley Lake as of Thursday morning grows to 120,759 acres. It is only 5-percent contained, while and air quality conditions continue to remain "hazardous." It's news that residents living in the small tourist town are reluctant to hear, especially those who are still evacuated from their homes after more than a week. ABC FOX Montana's Angela Marshall spoke with evacuees staying at Camp Paxson, who tell her they are hoping to sleep in the... More>>

Montana asks FEMA head to ease wildfire assistance requests

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Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is asking the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to make it easier for the state to request wildfire assistance.

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Caribou fire crosses international borders

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Days after the fire destroyed these homes, the ground was still smoldering.

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Big Hole River closed due to drought

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The Big Hole River from Saginaw Bridge on Skinner Meadows Road to the mouth of the North Fork of the Big Hole River (Section I) will close entirely to fishing effective Friday, Sept.8. .

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Nez Perce Road evacuations revoked, Meyes Fire evacuation remains

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Sheriff Steve Holton was happy to say that the Evacuation Warnings due to the Nelson Creek Fire for residents on Nez Perce Road have been rescinded. 

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Montana asks FEMA head to ease wildfire assistance requests

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is asking the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to make it easier for the state to request wildfire assistance.

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Hay donated to fire victims may contain noxious weeds

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana's Department of Agriculture is asking ranchers who received donated hay after a large fire or ongoing drought to keep an eye out for noxious weeds.

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Smoke chokes Montana, but dampens Glacier National Park fire

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Thick wildfire smoke may be choking residents across western Montana, but it's also helping to keep one fire burning in Glacier National Park in check.

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#MontanaStrong Donation Drive

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ABC FOX Montana, KFBB News and KULR-8 News have joined forces to help fire victims and the firefighters who are on the front lines. 

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Pedestrian killed on Reserve Street in Missoula Video included

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A pedestrian was killed while crossing Reserve Street Thursday morning. 

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Pregnant woman says restaurant body shamed her, denied service

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A waitress told her she had to leave the restaurant. She was wearing a crop top, her stomach exposed.

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Difference between Predatory and Defensive, how to protect yourself from a bear attack

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The question people are always asking living in a state like Montana, how do you protect yourself from a bear attack? 

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Montana's current wildfire season to rank among the worst for air quality

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This wildfire season is far from over, but already we've seen more than 61 days of unhealthy air quality and more than 30 days of very unhealthy and hazardous air quality. 

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Air gauges struggle with extreme wildfire smoke

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Air quality gauges in Missoula are beginning to have some malfunction problems...

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Air filters installed in MT schools amid wildfire smoke concerns Video included

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Smokey air continues to be an issue in Montana. In fact, schools around the Lolo Peak Fire are taking precautions to help keep kids safe from the wildfire smoke. The Florence-Carlton School District is doing everything they can to keep kids away from unhealthy air. The school district so far has installed about 15 filters into classrooms, libraries and music rooms inside the elementary school.  Some filters were donated and others were purchased by the school and nearby loca... More>>

Is an extreme fire season the 'new normal' in Montana?

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More than 1,000,000 acres have burned this summer, in what is proving to be one of the most ferocious seasons in Montana’s history.

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Preventative measures taken to protect Lake McDonald Lodge from the Sprague Fire

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With the fire being so close to the lodge structural protection specialists have been hired to take preventative measures for the building.

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The Latest: Trump calls estate tax a 'tremendous burden'

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and Congress (all times EDT): President Donald Trump is calling for the end of what he's dubbed the "death tax," calling it a "tremendous burden" for family farmers and other businesses.

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University of Montana names 4 finalists for president Video included

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Four finalists for the position of president of the University of Montana have been invited to Missoula for on-campus interviews later this month.

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15 states sue Trump on rollback of immigrant protections

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Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have filed a lawsuit in New York challenging President Donald Trump's plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

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Ravalli County fire updates

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Lolo Peak Fire: Sheriff Steve Holton said that due to the continued good work by Doug Turman's Northern Rockies Type 1 Incident Management Team, the Evacuation Warnings from the north side of Tie Chute Lane north to West County Line Road have been rescinded and all residents can repopulate the area with no warnings or orders in effect.  

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Tester Demands Congress Address Montana During Wildfire Season

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U.S. Senator Jon Tester took to the Senate floor today to demand Congress address wildfires across Montana and the west.

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Evacuation orders lifted on some Montana fires

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SEELEY LAKE, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on wildfires burning in Montana (all times local): Evacuation orders have been lifted on some Montana fires, but some residents who returned home are being warned to prepare to leave again, if needed.

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Here's why you're addicted to pumpkin spice lattes

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They have fat, sugar and salt, a dangerous combo for our taste buds.  

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Farmers are suffering from one of the worst droughts in years

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The state of Montana is currently in a terrible drought. 

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Frequent breathing is one way to avoid burnout at work

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With summer officially over, it can be extremely easy to tire yourself out when at work. According to the New York Times, in a nationwide survey, 50 percent of respondents are consistently exhausted because of work. 

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Health officials concerned about long term exposure to fire smoke

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With more than a month of unhealthy air health officials at Missoula City-County Health Department said they are becoming concerned about the consequences of long-term exposure to fire smoke.  

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Missoula County fire evacuation updates

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Rice Ridge Fire: Missoula County Sheriff McDermott announced on Tuesday that evacuation ORDERS are being downgraded to evacuation WARNINGS in Zone 1, which affects approximately 429 homes.

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Grizzly bear mauls bow hunter in southwestern Montana Video included

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A grizzly bear mauled a bow hunter in southwestern Montana, slashing a 16-inch cut in his head that required 90 stitches to close. Tom Sommer said he and a hunting partner startled a bear feeding on an elk carcass Monday morning.

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Tech firms slam Trump for ending immigrant protections

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NEW YORK (AP) - Technology companies are criticizing the Trump administration for its plan to undo protections for young immigrants.

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Long a 'Dreamer' critic, Sessions announces program's demise

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump scrapped a program benefiting young people who entered the U.S. illegally as children but left the announcement to a member of his Cabinet who had long railed against it.

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Montana governor touts low unemployment in economic report

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is touting the state's low unemployment rate as his administration releases its annual Labor Day report on the economy.

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Governor settles campaign reporting violations

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and his re-election campaign have agreed to pay a $3,000 fine to settle a complaint that he did not timely file expense reports stemming from his use of a state airplane for campaign purposes.

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Salish Kootenai College students tour MSU labs to explore graduate education

Students at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo toured MSU science labs Students at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo toured MSU science labs
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More than a dozen students from Salish Kootenai College in Pablo recently visited Montana State University to learn more about graduate school education and opportunities through lab and research tours provided by two of the university’s leading scientists. 

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Governor Bullock settles complaint tied to misuse of state plane

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Governor Steve Bullock is putting the investigation that he misused the state plane while campaigning for re-election behind him. 

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The Latest: Wind-driven wildfires destroy homes in Montana

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on Montana's (all times local): Wind-driven wildfires have destroyed more homes in northwestern and central Montana. The Missoulian reports that at least 10 homes and 30 other buildings in an Amish community near the Canadian border were burned on Saturday.

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Ravalli County fire evacuation updates

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Lolo Peak Fire: Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton said that residents of the Evacuation Order area between Bass Creek Road and Hannaford Ave are able to re-populate those neighborhoods under an evacuation warning status. 

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Caribou Fire hits Amish community

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The Caribou Fire, burning near Eureka in Lincoln County, has now grown to more than 17,000 acres. Over the weekend the fire forced evacuation orders for more than 100 residents in the West Kootenai area. According to the Lincoln County Sheriffs Office, the fire destroyed 40 buildings in a local Amish community. Among those buildings, ten private homes, and at least thirty other structures. In light of the evacuations and destruction, the Red Cross Shelter in Eureka is now re-opened.

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Rice Ridge Fire continues to grow, nearing 110,000 acres

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The Rice Ridge Fire grew to more than 101,000 acres and containment on this fire dropped from 18% to just 7% according to Inciweb. 

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Classes for Seeley-Swan students start at Paws Up Resort today

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The temporary location change is due to the Rice Ridge Fire burning near Seeley Lake. Seeley-Swan High School sits in the evacuation order zone of the fire. 

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Celebrities to headline Harvey relief telethon

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It is being organized by Houston rap artist Bun B and Scooter Braun, founder of SB Projects.

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  • Man Faces 26 Felony Charges

    Man Faces 26 Felony Charges

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:03 PM EDT2017-09-20 00:03:55 GMT

    Court documents involving Charles Green have been obtained by KULR-8.

    Court documents involving Charles Green have been obtained by KULR-8.

  • Idaho considers wildlife overpasses near Montana border

    Idaho considers wildlife overpasses near Montana border

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:41:25 GMT

    The Idaho Transportation Department is considering the construction of overpasses that would provide wildlife a safe crossing over a stretch of U.S. Highway 20 near the state's border with Montana.

    The Idaho Transportation Department is considering the construction of overpasses that would provide wildlife a safe crossing over a stretch of U.S. Highway 20 near the state's border with Montana.

  • Sheriff: FBI has contacted suspect in Montana school threats

    Sheriff: FBI has contacted suspect in Montana school threats

    Saturday, September 16 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-09-16 20:47:09 GMT

    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - A sheriff in northeastern Montana says his office and the FBI have communicated with the person suspected to have sent text and email threats that prompted schools to cancel classes on Friday and weekend events. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says in a statement released Saturday that the communication has been through written, "electronic means."

    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - A sheriff in northeastern Montana says his office and the FBI have communicated with the person suspected to have sent text and email threats that prompted schools to cancel classes on Friday and weekend events. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says in a statement released Saturday that the communication has been through written, "electronic means."

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