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    UPDATE: Missing Billings boy found safe

    Friday, October 20 2017 11:56 AM EDT2017-10-20 15:56:39 GMT

    Billings Police are asking for your help to find a missing boy. They say 10-year-old Kasey Bailey was last seen Thursday at around 1 p.m.  He is five feet tall, 93 pounds and has blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a black Nike shirt, black shorts and blue Nike shoes. He could be a on a gold and silver bike. If you have any information that could help police, you're asked to call the Billings Police. 

    Billings Police are asking for your help to find a missing boy. They say 10-year-old Kasey Bailey was last seen Thursday at around 1 p.m.  He is five feet tall, 93 pounds and has blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a black Nike shirt, black shorts and blue Nike shoes. He could be a on a gold and silver bike. If you have any information that could help police, you're asked to call the Billings Police. 

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Robert LeCou sentenced to 100 years in Belfry homicides

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A Carbon County Judge has sentenced Robert LeCou to three 100 year sentences for the murders of his wife, Karen Hill-LeCou, his wife's sister, Sharon Hill-Lamb, and Sharon's husband Lloyd. 

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FBI Searching for Alleged Heroin Dealer

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The FBI is seeking seeking help in the arrest of a man, wanted for his alleged involvement in heroin  trafficking in Montana and Utah. 

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Montana’s Unemployment Rate Steady

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Governor Steve Bullock today announcement Montana’s unemployment rate once again held steady, remaining at 3.9% in September. The unemployment rate has held at 3.9% since May.

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Two dead in Carter County after apparent murder-suicide

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Carter County Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent murder-suicide. 

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Halloween 2017, Fun activities you can do to this weekend

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Are you looking for something spooky and fun to do this weekend? 

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Bozeman City Commission approves master plan to improve Bozeman Beach

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Bozeman Beach could be seeing an upgrade! Bozeman city commission approved a master plan that would feature two million dollars in upgrades. 

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UM's journalism school accused of banning news columnist & speaker

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A news columnist accused the University of Montana....

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Educators discuss looming budget cuts at MEA-MFT Educators' Conference

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Some teachers are using the MEA-MFT Educators' Conference in Missoula as a platform to discuss the importance of education, during a time of looming statewide budget cuts.

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Report details EPA budget cut's affect on Montana watersheds

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Environmental groups warn of 'rough waters ahead' as the threat of significant budget cuts loom over the Environmental Protection Agency. 

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World's largest bigfoot museum is being built in Montana

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This Bigfoot museum and hotel is expected to be a 25 million dollar project.

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More than 2,000 educators attended Montana Educators' Association Conference

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This conference is unique because it is open to all educators, including teachers, University professors, government agencies, and others in the education field.

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Report: Montana records 12 million tourists last year

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A report by the University of Montana shows the state had about 12 million visitors who spent more than $3 billion last year.

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Bipartisan Senate bill aims to prevent Western wildfires

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WASHINGTON (AP) - As wildfires rage across California and the West, a bipartisan group of senators is seeking to help rural communities better prepare for and prevent catastrophic wildfires.

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Montana AG settles $120 Million General Motors Case

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Attorney General Tim Fox announced today a $120 million settlement with General Motors Company (“GM”) over allegations GM concealed safety issues related to ignition-switch-related defects in GM vehicles.

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Lawsuit challenges DeVos' guidance on campus sexual assault

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BOSTON (AP) - A national women's rights group is challenging Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' new guidance on investigating campus sexual assault.

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State of Emergency declared in Florida for Richard Spencer's speech

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The controversial figure with ties to Montana is scheduled to speak this afternoon.

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MHP: two-vehicle accident on US93 near Skalhako Creek Bridge

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MHP has confirmed a two-vehicle accident that happened on US93 near Skalhako Creek Bridge just after 7 a.m. this morning. 

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Drop, cover and hold on! Practice earthquake drills in the Great Shakeout Video included

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Today is the Great Shakeout! 

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Montana hunting group has beef with Arby's

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The Montana Wildlife Federation is asking Arby's to reconsider its limited edition rollout of venison and elk sandwiches.

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UM gets $10 million donation to expand College of Education and Human Science Department

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The University of Montana's college of education has received a $10 million dollar donation to go towards the expansion of several programs and projects. The expansion will be better prepare students by supporting new state of the art learning environments. It will provide 35,000 square feet of space that will provide new perks like an 500 seat auditorium and 2 new state of the art Learning and Belonging Pre-Schools Classrooms. The expansion builds on the mission of th... More>>

Montana tourism in an upswing: Here's what that means for our state

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New numbers released from the University of Montana show tourists spent 3-billion dollars in Montana in 2016. The tourism industry employs nearly 35,000 people directly in Montana, but visitors also keep many other businesses from gas stations to shops even restaurants. Some of the local businesses here in Missoula tell me they rely on that tourism every year. The majority of this tourism and spending comes from Montana's two national parks. The visitation to the ... More>>

Murder suspects make threats from inside jail - - how common is it?

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Violent threats against inmates and guards, prompt the Missoula County Attorney to request a judge limit the movement of two homicide suspects. The alleged threats are exceptionally graphic. 

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Update: power outages with Bitterroot Valley and Flathead Valley Video included

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Hundreds of people in the Flathead Valley are still without power Wednesday night due....

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Lighting tech for TV Show 'Yellowstone' faces cocaine-selling charges

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A lighting technician working for Kevin Costner's TV show 'Yellowstone' is facing multiple felony charges for allegedly trying to sell cocaine to crew members in Darby.

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UM Marching Band does not have enough funding to attend the Griz vs. Bobcats game Video included

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The Brawl of the Wild has been a Montana tradition for 120 years and this November will be the 121st meeting between the Griz and the Bobcats. 

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UM buy-outs are being offered to non-faculty to help adjust the budget Video included

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UM’s interim President, Sheila Stearns said that there is a combination of strategies that can help adjust the budget, but the biggest issue right now is that almost 90 percent of University spending is going to personal services like health insurance.

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Montana US Senate hopefuls make large loans to campaigns

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Two Montana Republicans seeking to challenge incumbent Democrat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in 2018 are chipping in large amounts of their own money to jumpstart their campaigns.

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Interactive map: Favorite Halloween candy by state

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Using 10 years of sale data, CandyStore charted the top sweets for each state. Some choices are unsurprising: Reese's, M&M's, Snickers. 

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Montana gets 1-year extension to comply with REAL ID

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The Montana Department of Justice’s Motor Vehicle Division has received an extension from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Wednesday, for the implementation of the federal identification law, REAL ID. 

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US agency withdraws rule aimed at protecting animal farmers

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has killed a rule designed to protect the legal rights of farmers who raise chickens and hogs for the nation's largest meat processors.

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Anaconda police chief dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound

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A former Anaconda police chief took his own life Monday evening after a battle with brain cancer. Current Police Chief Tim Barkell confirmed the passing of Tom Blaz, 64, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Details of a memorial service are pending. 

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Pair charged with murder, dismemberment threatening to kill guards Video included

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Missoula County Attorney Kirsten Pabst is asking for Augustus Standingrock’s and Tiffanie Pierce’s access to the law library be revoked. Standingrock and Pierce are facing charges for the murder and dismemberment of 15-year-old Marilyn Pickett and 24-year-old Jackson Wiles. 

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The Latest: Man critical after shot by Billings officers

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A man was shot and critically injured after pointing a shotgun at two police officers as he sat in a vehicle outside a Billings motel.

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Wind storm ignites several fires in Flathead County

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LAKESIDE- Area fire departments and districts were busy Tuesday evening and into Wednesday morning putting out ignited by a windstorm.  

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Strong winds leave hundreds without power in western Montana

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More than 100 people are waking up without power after fierce winds swept from the Bitterroot Valley through the Flathead Valley.  

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Late-night armed standoff ends in Butte with suspect in custody

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BUTTE- Police in Butte say a standoff ended late Tuesday night on the 600 Block of South Montana Street after several hours of negotiations.  

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UPDATE- Officers on 'leave', suspect in critical condition after Billings shooting

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BILLINGS- An officer involved shooting at the Lazy KT Motel in Billings has left a suspect in critical condition this morning and two officers on leave. The shooting took place early Wednesday morning at the motel which is located on 1st Avenue North. 

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UM Report: Visitors to Montana spend $3 billon in one year

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The University of Montana says they have gathered the numbers for the economic contribution of visitors to Montana. The report finds 12.4 million visitors spent $3.04 billion in 2016 alone. 

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BREAKING NOW: Officer involved shooting reported at Billings motel Video included

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BILLINGS- The Billings Police Department is investigating n officer-involved shooting at the Lazy K-T Motel in Billings. 

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Special Bozeman City Commission meeting to be held tonight for Black Olive Project

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Bozeman City Commission is holding its second controversial meeting of the week, this time about the Black Olive project. 

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Fierce wind conditions from the Bitterroot Valley to the Flathead Valley...

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Neighbors outraged after St. Maries officer shoots deer

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Neighbors outraged after St. Maries, Idaho officer shoots deer.

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Additional buyouts offered to University of Montana employees

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In an effort to cut costs, additional buyouts are being offered to University of Montana employees. The university announced on Tuesday that it is offering voluntary severance packages to non-faculty employees.

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MSU alum leads fight against ISIS

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U.S. backed forces count a major victory over ISIS Tuesday as they take back Raqqa, the terrorist group’s self-proclaimed capital.

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"Large and Erratic" fire breaks out near Harlem

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A wildfire has broken out near the Fort Belknap Reservation.  The Chinook Volunteer Fire Department posted several photos on it's Facebook page. According to the post, the fire broke out near Harlem, and is described as a large fire with erratic winds.  Right now, several agencies plus ranchers in the area are working to put out the flames. It is unclear at this time what caused the fire, or the level of containment. We will continue to update you as we learn mor...

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Fierce winds conditions from the Bitterroot Valley northward to the Flathead Valley have toppled trees onto power lines, creating tens-of-thousand of power outages and igniting forest fires.

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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks have come across a dozen poached deer this season so far.  Eight of them in McCone County this week.  Sadly, poachings are not uncommon in Montana. FWP Region 4 Education and Information Manager Bruce Auchly says we're seeing an average number of illegal killings based on years past. 

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Hunting Tips: Know before you go!

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The opening day of any hunting season is a much-anticipated one.  Here in Montana hunters are gearing up for the start of general rifle season for big game.  Whether it's your first time out or you're a seasoned hunter Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks say there are a few things you need to know. 

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Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Belt's Jordan Swanson

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School, sports and community service - these are Belt senior Jordan Swanson's commitments.

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Investigation update on the violent outbreak at the UM homecoming game

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UM is considering reinstating emergency response technology in the wake of Saturday's violent outbreak between two women at the homecoming game.

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Strong winds knock out power Video included

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Crews are onsite working to restore power now.

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The Latest: Senators announce plan for insurance markets

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Republican and Democratic senators have announced a plan aimed at stabilizing America's health insurance markets in the wake of President Donald Trump's order to terminate "Obamacare" subsidies.

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The Latest: Trump speaks with kin of troops killed in Niger

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The White House says President Donald Trump has spoken to the families of all four soldiers killed in Niger.

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Trump's lawyers to ask judge to toss emoluments lawsuit

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's lawyers want a federal judge in New York to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the president of violating the Constitution by letting his businesses accept money from foreign governments.

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Fall of Islamic State group's 'capital': 5 things to know Video included

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BAGHDAD (AP) - U.S.-backed forces in northern Syria say they have captured Raqqa, once the seat of power for the Islamic State group, on Tuesday after a grueling four-month battle that left the city in ruins.

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State announces program to crack down on organized crime Video included

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Law enforcement officials have announced a program to crack down on organized crime in Montana, mainly through increased efforts to stop drug trafficking.

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Identity of victim involved in two vehicle accident on Highway 2 E. in Kalispell Video included

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Traffic is being directed around an accident on Highway 2 East in Kalispell after a truck and jeep collided. 

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A man was arrested at a Missoula hotel after he threatened to blow the place up. 43-year-old Paul Stanton faces a felony intimidation charge for threatening the hotel and employee safety after he was asked to leave. 

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Bozeman City Commissioners unanimously vote to join bathroom bill lawsuit

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Bozeman City Commissioners voted unanimously to join a lawsuit against a controversial bathroom bill. The bill requires transgender people to use the bathroom of their birth gender.  

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Crews complete efforts to stabilize Glacier's Sperry Chalet Video included

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The efforts to stabilize the remains of a historic Montana dormitory that was severely damaged by an Aug. 31 wildfire are done.    

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An attack at the UM homecoming game left a woman with two black eyes

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Nancy reported the incident to University police, but it is still under investigation. For now they're calling this a "mutual combatant situation."

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Concerns raised about emergency notifications after terrible fire season

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After a devastating wildfire season across our state And deadly wildfires now happening in California, Concerns are being raised about emergency notifications and the ability to communicate during the danger and chaos. 

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Trevor Loudon brings both supporters and protesters

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Protesters gathered Monday night near the Fair Bridge Inn, as a New Zealand author and far right political activist spoke to supporters. 

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Grizzly Sports Report, 10-16-17

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Wide Receiver Keenan Curran and Head Coach Bob Stitt join Shaun Rainey to talk about the big win over North Dakota and discuss the new Champions Center.  More>>

City Club Missoula hosted a mayoral forum Monday afternoon

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City Club said that there were over 200 people in attendance, which they believe is the largest attendance they have had for a mayoral forum.

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Me too: Social media shares thousands of sexual harassment stories in viral movement Video included

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Me too. Two short words have triggered a movement across social media platforms this week and are helping raise awareness of sexual harassment people experience on a daily basis. Actress Alyssa Milano is credited with sparking the conversation with a tweet on Sunday afternoon. 

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MHP traffic stop uncovers 80 pounds of marijuana

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A Washington man is being held in the Yellowstone County Detention Facility following a traffic stop Thursday morning that uncovered 80 one-pound sealed bags of marijuana in his car.

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Montana wildlife officials say poached deer likely suffered

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Wildlife officials say one or more poachers illegally shot eight mule deer in eastern Montana with a type of ammunition used for small game that likely caused the animals to suffer considerably.

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Fact-checking fake news on Facebook works - just too slowly

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NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook's effort to limit the spread of fake news using outside fact-checkers appears to be having an effect - though that finding comes with a major caveat.

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Researchers discover vulnerability affecting Wi-Fi security

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Security researchers have discovered a Wi-Fi network vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal sensitive information or spread malicious software while someone is logged into a computer or mobile device.

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Man rescued after falling from steep river slope

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A 76-year-old Texas man was assisted over the weekend by the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Division. The man sustained a head wound and was disoriented after he ended up below some cliffs on a difficult to access stretch of the river. 

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Here's how you can become a professional pizza taster

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Could you be the right choice for this gig?

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Wyoming woman gets probation for giving pot gummy to child

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming woman will serve four years of probation for giving a marijuana gummy to her daughter. 

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Off-road vehicle deaths are rising: Here's what you should know to keep your kids safe

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Many kids and even adults are cruising around on off-road vehicles.

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#MeToo: Tweets draw attention to sexual assault and harassment

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Milano cited a friend and asked people to reply "me too" to the tweet if they've experienced sexual assault or harassment.

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City of Bozeman to hold controversial meeting tonight discussing "Bathroom Bill"

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Tonight the City of Bozeman will hold a very controversial commission meeting, considering the motion of authorizing the city to participate as a plaintiff in the lawsuit challenging the Montana Locker Room Privacy Act. 

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Tackling the Missoula Maze to get into fall spirit

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Fall is here and Halloween is around the corner and there's nothing like tackling a maze to get you into the fall spirit. 

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8th Annual Tweed Ride

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An annual event wrapped up Sunday drawing participants from all over the state. 

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Griz cruise against North Dakota, win 41-17

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The Montana Grizzlies improved to 5-2, and 3-1 in the Big Sky Conference after dismantling the defending Big Sky Champions North Dakota 41-17. 

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SWX Friday Night Sports Takeover: 10/13

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It was a big night around the state of Montana for high school football. Week seven yielded big upsets, and posted results that might raise some eyebrows.  

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Proper CPR training can help save lives Video included

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Knowing how to properly perform the hemlich maneuveur and CPR could mean the difference in saving someone's life. From EMS training to emergency  management planning, Jason Mahoney, an emergency preparedness coordinator from Saint Vincent's Healthcare has more than a decade of experience in his field.

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The origins of Friday the 13th - - as described in a new documentary about Freemasonry

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Why is Friday the 13th supposed to be bad luck? Most people have no idea that it’s a historic event that actually caused this. A new film called "33 and Beyond - - The Royal Art of Freemasonry" describes the event in history, along with lifting the veil on what is a centuries-old secret society called the Free Masons.

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WATCH: Mom buys “Feisty Pet” toy for son, it backfires

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WATERTOWN - A Watertown mom is going viral for a video she posted after she purchased a “Feisty Pet” toy for her kids, thinking it would be a fun surprise.

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Montana provider says it will go broke without subsidy

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana's insurance commissioner says two companies offering health insurance through the individual market cannot adjust their rates to take into account President Donald Trump's decision to end federal subsidies for low- to middle-income workers.

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Missoula is electric tonight with UM's homecoming this weekend. Video included

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There was a lot of energy and excitement on campus Friday with the pep rally and some students are hiking the "M" and lighting it up. There is also a 5K race, a parade, and football game Saturday.

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A look at what didn't happen this week

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A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: 

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Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Belgrade's Jordan Schlauch

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When Jordan Schlauch isn't scoring goals for the Belgrade boys soccer team, you might catch him helping out at the concession stand, or running papers for teachers, really anything to help his school out.

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Bail set for three men accused of Bozeman robbery

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Three men had their initial appearance in Gallatin County Court Friday to set bail. Damien Michael Duffey, Dakota Ryan Hancock (Duffey) and Garret Lee Hamilton are suspected in an October 9 robbery on South 16th in Bozeman.  

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District erases 'To Kill a Mockingbird' from lesson plan

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BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - "To Kill a Mockingbird" is being removed from a junior-high reading list in a Mississippi school district.

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The Latest: States to sue Trump on health care decision

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A coalition of state attorneys general is planning to file suit Friday to try to block President Donald Trump from stopping billions of dollars in "Obamacare" subsidies for consumers.

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Havre residents asked to do their part in storm cleanup

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HAVRE, Mont. (AP) - The city of Havre is asking its residents to do their part to help clean up after an early October snowstorm downed trees all over the city.

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Montana may update rule for birth certificate gender change

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana's health department is taking public comment on a rule change that would make it easier for transgender and intersex residents to correct the gender on their birth certificate.

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Saturday is National Dessert Day!

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You can make delicious desserts with five ingredients or less!

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In NY town, parents may do time if their child does crime

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A city in New York has a new law that lets authorities send parents of bullies to jail for up to 15 days and fine them up to $250. 

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Turkeys gone wild: resurgent turkeys clash with human neighbors

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Some New England residents now complain that the birds destroy gardens, damage cars and even attack people. 

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Murky timeline is a focus of Las Vegas shooting probe, police expected to release new info today

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Nearly two weeks after the Las Vegas mass shooting, authorities have yet to sort out the basic facts. Las Vegas police are expected to release new information about the case today. 

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Warren Miller Entertainment to host movie premiere in Bozeman tonight

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Grab your popcorn; it’s time for a movie! Warren Miller Entertainment, for the first time ever has chosen Bozeman as one of three locations to host the worldwide premiere of Warren Miller’s latest film “Line of Descent.” 

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Gallatin River cleanup set for Saturday morning

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Local volunteers in Bozeman are coming together to clean the Gallatin River. 

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State Fire Marshal: Fire at old Big Timber high school "human caused"

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Power restored to 1,700 in Livingston

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Crews in Livingston are working to replace power lines, which sustained fire damage.

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Man arrested for multiple Missoula, Ravalli County car thefts

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A man wanted on multiple warrants was arrested in the Hamilton area after leading police on a car chase. 39-year-old James Franklin Wages was suspected in at least eight vehicles thefts and numerous other crimes in Ravalli and Missoula Counties.  

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UM President-select is in town for homecoming weekend

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Bodnar was welcomed to the University by faculty and students today at the Payne Native American Center.

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Montana received a grant and new guidelines to process rape kits more effectively

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The Coordinator of the Rape Kit Initiative, Joan Eliel, said that rape kits have not been changed for over a decade.

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Stabilization efforts begin on Sperry Chalet

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According to Glacier National Park's Facebook page, a crew of 10 were flown to Sperry Chalet on Wednesday, October 4th.

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WATCH: Mom buys “Feisty Pet” toy for son, it backfires

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WATERTOWN - A Watertown mom is going viral for a video she posted after she purchased a “Feisty Pet” toy for her kids, thinking it would be a fun treat for them. Well… it backfired. If you're looking for a way to traumatize your child, look no further. Jessica Mags uploaded the video to Facebook Wednesday morning, and it’s been shared more than 700,000 times. Jessica noted that her son is just fine, and loves watching the video she took of 

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Scientists correct Yellowstone supervolcano prediction times Video included

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If the supervolcano under Yellowstone erupts, we might not get much of a warning. 

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Where's Walter?: Kalispell toddler looking for best friend

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Walter has been with Kaelyn through everything, including helping Kaelyn practice insulin shots.

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Electronic waste event combats hazardous tech disposal methods

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This Saturday Oreo's Refining is holding an electronic waste collection event in Missoula to cut down on electronic pollution. 

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Dead climber directs recovery team to girlfriend's body

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - An accomplished climber who took his own life after his girlfriend died in a southwestern Montana avalanche left directions to lead a recovery team to her body.

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Another Montana crew of firefighters heads to California

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More Montanans are responding to the call for help from California during its deadly fire season. This morning a 20-person crew from the Bitterroot National Forest left for the NEU Wind Complex fires near Grass Valley, Calif.

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FWP increasing CWD surveillance to prevent disease spread

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Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks is ramping up their surveillance efforts in preparation for disease season. While Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) hasn't been discovered in the state's wild deer, elk or moose populations yet, the FWP expect the disease to eventually expand to the north, south, and east.

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Yellowstone lookout project would hurt views at Mt. Washburn

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park officials say telecommunications towers proposed for the Mt. Washburn Fire Lookout would detract from views at the historic site and popular hiking destination.

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MDT road report - 10am

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Road conditions as of 9:41 am: MT-200 IDAHO ST LINE TO TROUT CREEK----Wet TROUT CREEK TO THOMPSON FALLS----Wet THOMPSON FALLS TO PLAINS----Watch for Fallen Rock----Wet...

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Investigation underway in man burned while gassing up his car in Billings

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A Billings man is currently recovering at a Denver Hospital after suffering burns while trying to gas up his car.

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The Boy Scouts are no longer just for boys

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The organization Wednesday announced it will admit girls to the program.

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House GOP moves to revamp law on national monuments

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WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are moving to revamp a century-old law used by presidents to protect millions of acres of federal land considered historic, geographically significant or culturally important.  

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Bozeman man charged with impersonating animal control

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A Bozeman man who faces a charge of assaulting his former girlfriend is now charged with impersonating an animal control officer in an attempt to pick up her cat from a veterinarian's office. 

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Items you need to take with you if exploring in the back country this winter

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Every year we discuss it, but this year seems to be earlier than normal after the shocking death of a renowned climber this weekend that came due to an avalanche. 

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Bozeman Police search for 3 robbery suspects

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The Bozeman Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating three men, who police say may be connected to a robbery earlier this week. The men are: Damien Duffey, Dakota Hancock who may also go by Dakota Duffey and Garrett Hamilton.

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Big Sky Comedy Festival grows to one of the biggest in the Comedy industry Video included

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It's grown to one of the top comedy festivals in the world and it started right here in the Magic City six years ago. It's the sixth annual Big Sky Comedy Festival. 

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Boy Scouts are letting girls in Video included

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Girls have been fighting for this since the 1970s and have been denied until today.

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Doxo.com answers questions concerning validity of its website Video included

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ABCFOX spoke with Roger Parks co-founder of doxo and he tells us how the city of Whitefish can work around some of these problems it has been experiencing.

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The Latest: Trump to nominate White House aide to head DHS

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The White House says President Donald Trump will nominate Kirstjen Nielsen to serve as his next secretary of Homeland Security.

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Medical marijuana could give an economic boost to Montana Video included

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And Montana could be seeing a boost in its economy because of that.

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Republican leaders: Bullock has authority to cut budget

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Republican legislative leaders say Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock has all the authority he needs to cut the state budget to address an expected revenue shortfall and they aren't interested in a special session to make cuts or raise taxes.

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Governor and tribal governments uniting to reduce and prevent American Indian youth suicide

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 Courtesy the Governor's Office On the heels of Word Mental Health Day, dozens of tribal representatives along with Montana's governor are fighting to reduce and prevent American Indian youth suicide.  

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Oklahoma prisons selling inmates cold case playing cards

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma authorities are hoping to solve unsolved killings and other cold cases by selling decks of playing cards that feature the cases to prisoners.

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Flathead County searching for new jail site Video included

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The Flathead County Sheriff's Office is back to square one after county commissioners voted unanimously to not purchase the former Weyerhaeuser property in Columbia Falls for a new jail.

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Ninth aircraft leaves Missoula for Northern California Video included

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Montanans are stepping up to lend a hand to help fight the deadly and threatening California wildfires.

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In historic change, Boy Scouts to let girls in some programs

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In a historic change, the Boy Scouts are announcing plans to admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and to establish a new program for older girls using the same curriculum as the Boy Scouts.

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Ravalli County man faces multiple felony charges after drunken shooting

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Court documents say James Leroy Garrison allegedly shot at another man twice after a drunken argument. 

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Slavery memorial could be erected on Florida Capitol grounds

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A memorial to honor slaves and acknowledge the cruelty of slavery could soon be placed on the Florida Capitol's grounds.

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Confusion follows change of timeline by police

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on the mass shooting in Las Vegas (all times local):      2:50 p.m.      The daughter of a woman injured during the Las Vegas shooting says she's confused about why police have changed the timeline involving the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.      Nicole Rapp said Tuesday she's "having a hard time wrapping my head around" the change announced by police a day earlier. Her mother was tram... More>>

Police respond to two car crash blocking Missoula street

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MISSOULA- Missoula Police are responding to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Wyoming and Catlin. Those with the police department posted on their Facebook Page that an investigation was underway. Ambulance and fire are on scene and you can see one vehicle overturned. 

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Ways you can include fun S.T.E.M activities at home

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Bozeman School Foundations has released a press release stating that they have partnered with Bozeman School District #7 to add “project lead the way” S.T.E.M curriculum in all district kindergarten through 8th grade classes. 

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How to defend yourself if involved in an armed robbery

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In the past couple of days multiple armed robberies have happened in Bozeman including an armed robbery near Montana States Campus. 

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Can you guess Montana's favorite Halloween candy?

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What sweet treats are Americans actually buying? 

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Montana FWP hires more help to stop aquatic invasive species

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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks said this year more than 100 people were hired to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species or AIS.

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Flu shot controversy: The danger vs. the benefit

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Flu shots will likely save thousands of lives this year. They may also permanently paralyze people. It’s a paradox that plays out every flu season, the need to vaccinate the masses at the expense of a few who will unexpectedly suffer irreparable injury from a bad reaction to the vaccine. 

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"Conrad Burns Memorial Highway" sign to be unveiled tomorrow Video included

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Yellowstone County Commissioners are set to unveil the "Conrad Burns Memorial Highway" sign Wednesday. 

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Neptune aircraft is being sent to help fight Northern California fires Video included

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Neptune has already sent out 8 aircraft to help fight the fire in northern California. There are crews getting the Tanker 3 ready to send out to northern California tomorrow.

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Man takes life following girlfriend's death in Imp Peak avalanche Video included

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Friends and family members are dealing with the tragic death of a Montana couple. A Saturday avalanche claimed the life of  23-year-old Inge Perkins, a Bozeman resident. During the avalanche, her boyfriend was stuck as well. 27-year-old Hayden Kennedy was rescued from the snow but took his life.

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Local NICU partnership sees huge success in parent education

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Right now this is the only program of its kind in Montana and with its success, Kalispell Regional Medical Center hopes other hospitals in Montana will also adopt the program.

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Pay attention while driving: deer damage is costly Video included

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According to the study, 1 in 58 drivers in the state of Montana will come in contact with wildlife and have damage to their vehicle.

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The Latest: Skier dies in southwestern Montana avalanche

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The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center says a woman died in a weekend avalanche in southwestern Montana.

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Texas Tech Shooting: Campus cops were told student may have weapon

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Texas Tech University's campus police chief says an officer went to check on the wellbeing of a 19-year-old student because the department received reports that he had been acting erratically and might have "a weapon."

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Woman loses bid to get back 84 Great Danes seized by state

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OSSIPEE, N.H. (AP) - A woman whose 84 Great Danes were seized from her New Hampshire home has been denied her request to have the dogs returned or rehomed.

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White House says IQ comment was Trump joke

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):  The White House says President Donald Trump was joking when he appeared to question his secretary of state's intelligence.

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump seems unaware NFL pays taxes

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NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump suggested the U.S. change its tax laws to punish organizations such as the NFL if members are "disrespecting" the national anthem or flag. Actually, the NFL gave up its tax exempt status two years ago and its 32 teams pay taxes already.

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Funding change means less enforcement time for game wardens

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A legislative change in the funding for the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks means game wardens will be required to do more wildlife management work, making them less available for conservation law enforcement needs.

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Missoula, home of top 5 most dangerous intersections in MT Video included

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The results on an alarming new study anyone who drives will want to pay attention. 

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Family unharmed during attic fire

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Late Monday night, the Missoula Rural Fire District responded to a 911 call for a home at 585 Lost Mine Loop. The caller said they had smoke in the attic of the home. 

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Open enrollment for 2018 health insurance begins November 1st

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Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Matt Rosendale announced today that final individual and small group 2018 health insurance rates are now available to Montanans.

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Avalanche kills one in the Madison Range Saturday

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It happened on Imp Peak in the southern portion of the range.

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TONIGHT: Paralyzing Fear

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It’s a paradox that plays out every flu season: the need to vaccinate the masses, at the expense of a few who will unexpectedly suffer irreparable injury

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  • PHOTOS: Bomb-sniffing CIA dog fired for not sniffing bombs

    PHOTOS: Bomb-sniffing CIA dog fired for not sniffing bombs

    Thursday, October 19 2017 1:56 PM EDT2017-10-19 17:56:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON - You know they old saying, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."  Some aren't fortunate enough (or brave enough) to live by that motto, but a pup in training to sniff out explosives in the CIA obviously wasn't digging what she was doing, so she's moving on. Hopefully to something she enjoys more. 

    WASHINGTON - You know they old saying, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."  Some aren't fortunate enough (or brave enough) to live by that motto, but a pup in training to sniff out explosives in the CIA obviously wasn't digging what she was doing, so she's moving on. Hopefully to something she enjoys more. 

  • $1.2 million worth of drugs found after Moses Lake traffic stop

    $1.2 million worth of drugs found after Moses Lake traffic stop

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 9:08 PM EDT2017-10-19 01:08:51 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A traffic stop in Grant County ended up being a major drug bust.  About two weeks ago on October 5, during a traffic stop, Moses Lake Police Department Officers found a man with nearly 80 pounds of meth and heroin in his car.

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A traffic stop in Grant County ended up being a major drug bust.  About two weeks ago on October 5, during a traffic stop, Moses Lake Police Department Officers found a man with nearly 80 pounds of meth and heroin in his car. Through additional search warrants, law enforcement officials found 25 more pounds of meth, seven pounds of heroin and 40 pounds of marijuana. 

  • The most popular Halloween candy by state

    The most popular Halloween candy by state

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-10-18 21:43:43 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - When it comes to candy, I'm more of a fruity-flavored guy. Skittles, Starburst, and my favorite, Mike and Ike. But if I want to fit in, I'm gonna have to move to North Dakota, Indiana or Florida because that's where those are the most popular according to one website.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - When it comes to candy, I'm more of a fruity-flavored guy. Skittles, Starburst, and my favorite, Mike and Ike. But if I want to fit in, I'm gonna have to move to North Dakota, Indiana or Florida because that's where those are the most popular according to one website.  Halloween candy is a big industry. REALLY big. Billions of dollars will be spent this year on candy for trick-or-treating, but not all of it will be spent wisely.

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