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Is Elf on the Shelf adding more stress?

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The holiday season sometimes brings out the worst behavior in children. So what do you do to help? Well, some parents turn to using the popular Elf on the Shelf. Is your elf more of a hassle than it's worth though? If you're a parent you most likely know of Elf on the Shelf. You adopt the elf, it comes into your home, watches your child's behavior and then reports it all back to Santa. But does this toy cause some unnecessary stress during the holiday season? You've probabl...

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Officers fatally shoot man in Great Falls

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There is a large police presence in the area of 38th and 10th Avenue North. The area is blocked off, but police say it is safe. We have a reporter on scene and will update you as the information comes in.

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Sore mouth disease suspected in Yellowstone bighorn sheep

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Sore mouth disease (also known as contagious ecthyma) is thought to be responsible for an illness observed among bighorn rams in Yellowstone National Park.

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New changes to happen at the Kalispell City Airport after new owners take over

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Kalispell city council voted to lease the municipal airport property to an independent group. This lease will terminate the cities financial obligations and liabilities to the property and a new group of owners will assume responsibility. Prior to this new agreement the city of Kalispell was responsible for the airports maintenance and the airport has a long list of much needed upgrades... Runway re-pavement, taxi-way rehabilitation and airport aprons were just a few... just these ... More>>

New owners taking over Kalispell City Airport

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Kalispell city council voted to lease the municipal airport property to an independent group. This lease will terminate the cities financial obligations and liabilities to the property and a new group of owners will assume responsibility. 

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Need to Know: Shipping over the Holidays, dates to ship by

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Did you know that UPS is expected to ship more than 750 million packages over the holidays? 

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Missoula bar packed to raise money for detective's kidney transplant Video included

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People are gathering at the Thomas Meagher bar to support Missoula County Detective Lieutenant...

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Petition in support of new UM football coach Bobby Hauck gains hundreds of signatures

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A new petition is gaining traction in support of newly-hired University of Montana football coach Bobby Hauck.

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Sore mouth suspected in bighorn sheep

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Yellowstone National park officials confirmed on Monday that multiple bighorn rams have caught a viral disease that causes unsightly mouth sores.

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Special Edition Grizzly Sports Report: Bobby's Back

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New Griz Head Coach Bobby Hauck sits down with Shaun Rainey for a special edition of the Grizzly Sports Report to talk about his journey into the coaching ranks and being back at Montana for a second go around.  More>>

Nonprofit program gets Montana girls coding Video included

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HELENA, Mont.- A group of girls are bridging the gender gap in technology one code at a time. In just a few months, they have managed to create their own video game and interactive story. Girls Who Code is a national non-profit working to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. More than 50,000 girls throughout the U.S. have participated in the program, but this was the first year it was offered in Helena. Girls learn vital computing and coding skills that are nece...

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Daycare offers free childcare to Missoula parents Video included

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For Missoula parents who need a break, Healthy Start Missoula provides free childcare every night of the week.

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Great Falls man accused of strangling wife as she breastfed

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Husband accused of strangling wife while she was breastfeeding.

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Higher car registration fees kick in next month in Montana

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BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Car owners in Montana will pay a little more when it comes time to renew vehicle registrations next year.    The Montana Standard reports that starting Jan. 1, a new statewide administrative fee of 3 percent will be applied to all portions of registration costs except on the county option fee.    State lawmakers increased registration fees during the last legislative session in hopes of raising about $25 million over the next two years to fund t...

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EPA identifies 2 Montana Superfund sites for quick action

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BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Federal officials say two polluted sites associated with Montana's copper industry will get heightened attention as the government pushes to complete cleanups that have dragged on more than three decades.    The Silver Bow Creek/Butte site and Anaconda Smelter were added to the U.S. Environmental Protection agency's Superfund list of highly-contaminated sites in 1983.    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Friday identified the two as among 21 Sup... More>>

A new study seeks to lower dogs' stress levels in shelters Video included

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The Human Society of Western Montana is partnering with a Carroll College professor for a research project to see whether dog who are co-housed in the kennels have lower stress levels than dogs who are housed alone in their kennel. 

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Batali steps down after sexual misconduct allegations

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NEW YORK (AP) - Mario Batali is stepping down from daily operations at his restaurant empire following reports of sexual misconduct by the celebrity chef over a period of at least 20 years.    The online site Eater New York reported Monday that the incidents involve at least four women, three who worked for Batali. In a prepared statement sent to The Associated Press, Batali said the complaints match up with his past behavior.    A spokesperson for Batali & Bas...

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US man accused of illegal gun exports to Europe, Australia

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A captured fugitive is accused of dozens of federal firearms violations in Montana for allegedly exporting guns from the U.S. to customers in countries with restrictive gun laws.

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Watchdog says MT Democratic Party violated campaign finance rules

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana's chief political watchdog says the Montana Democratic Party failed to identify the issues and candidates that benefited from the party's spending of about $375,000 on the 2016 general election.    Commissioner of Political Practices Jeff Mangan also found the party failed to include Supreme Court candidate Dirk Sandefur on a list of candidates it was supporting.    Mangan says he referred the case to the Lewis and Clark County attorney... More>>

A new study shows Missoulians have highest life expectancy in the state

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A new study comparing each states city with the highest life expectancy says Missoula residents have the highest life expectancy in the state.  According to the list, Missoulians have a life expectancy of nearly 80 years. 

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Video of boy bullied goes viral - Celebrities and athletes rush to support him

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A Tennessee woman's video of her son recounting being bullied at middle school has prompted a wave of support from athletes and entertainers.    Kimberly Jones said in a Facebook post Friday she had just picked up her son, Keaton, from school because he was too afraid to go to lunch. In the video, Keaton said other students call him ugly, make fun of his nose and tell him he has no friends. The video had 17 million views as of Sunday.    On Twi... More>>

Pretrial subsidy program saves Yellowstone County $2M

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A southern Montana county is subsidizing the cost of pretrial monitoring - an effort that officials say has saved the county more than $2 million by reducing its jail population.    The Billings Gazette reports Yellowstone County has spent about $300,000 helping defendants pay for their court ordered location, drug and alcohol monitoring since 2015.    Under the subsidy program, the county pays up to $9 a day for 35 defendants who qualify for... More>>

Major cities step up security after NYC subway bombing

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NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the explosion in Manhattan in an underground passageway (all times local):    1:10 p.m.    Law enforcement is stepping up patrols at Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority train stations after a pipe bomb went off in a crowded subway corridor in New York City.    Boston police say that while there doesn't appear to be a specific threat to the area at this time, police are increasing their presence at major MBTA train stat... More>>

Missoula Food Bank's annual holiday food drive underway

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It’s Missoula Food Bank's Holiday Food Drive this month. 

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Lolo candy shop raises money for Montana Hope Project

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Local candy shop, The Sweet Barn raises money every year for the Montana Hope Project. 

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Missoula tech company joins forces with Opportunity Resources

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One Missoula company has grown to a new level all while helping developmentally challenged community.  Just a few months ago opportunity resources came together with Xplorer Maps to come up with an environmentally friendly way to package maps. 

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Here are the 2018 Golden Globe nominees

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Here is the full list. 

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Update: Law enforcement track down stolen wheelchair Video included

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The special tracked wheelchair was taken from his white cargo trailer overnight this week.

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Places you can donate in Bozeman for the Holidays

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This weekend was the 6th annual Shop with a Cop. This event is a wonderful way to help less fortunate children during the holidays. 

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Police: Getaway car ran out of gas after robbery, 2 arrested

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STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - Police say a getaway car ran out of gas after an armed robbery near Atlanta, leading to the speedy arrest of two suspects.    Gwinnett County police Cpl. Michele Pihera says 18-year-old Najee Logan and 21-year-old Justin Larry were charged with armed robbery after their arrest early Tuesday after officers found the car on empty.    Pihera's statement says the victim surrendered a wallet to two men at gunpoint in a grocery store parking lo... More>>

New Mexico gunman disguised himself as student to gain access to school

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AZTEC, N.M. (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at a New Mexico high school (all times local):   Friday, Dec. 8, 11:40 a.m.    Authorities say a gunman killed two students randomly at a New Mexico high school in a planned attack.   San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen told reporters Friday that 21-year-old William Atchison of the small town of Aztec had legally purchased a 9mm Glock pistol a month ago.   State Police Chief Pete Kassetas says the shooter had mult... More>>

Bozeman resident helps design t-shirts and a logo for Miranda Lambert Video included

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A local artist in Bozeman is reaching national attention after she was chosen to design t-shirts and a logo for mega country star Miranda Lambert! 

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Montana sends fire engines to California to help fight wildfires Video included

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As the wildfires rapidly spread through California, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate; fire fighters are working tirelessly to contain the flames.

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Records show Zinke helicopter trips cost $53K Video included

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Newly released records show Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spent more than $53,000 on three helicopter trips this summer, including one that allowed him to return to Washington in time for a horseback ride with Vice President Mike Pence. The helicopter trips were first reported by Politico.   Records released by the Interior Department show Zinke spent more than $39,000 on a July helicopter tour above two national monuments in Nevada. Zinke was considering...

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Ex-priest gets life in prison for 1960 killing

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EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the murder trial of an ex-priest in the 1960 death of a Texas woman (all times local):    5:35 p.m.    A jury has sentenced a former priest to life in prison for the strangulation death of a female parishioner 57 years ago.    The Hidalgo County jury in South Texas deliberated just over four hours Friday before returning the maximum sentence for murder against 85-year-old John Bernard Feit. The same jury found him guil...

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UPDATED: Suspects identified in Dec. 6 shooting/pursuit

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POLSON- The Lake County Sheriff's Office has released more details in the Dec. 6 high-speed pursuit that ended with two women in custody and no injuries. The driver of the vehicle is identified as 34-year-old Alta Littlelight-Threefingers of Crow Agency, and the passenger is identified as Roishell St. Dennis, 27, of Billings. St. Dennis is on felony probation for offenses of robbery and assault with a weapon. Police also determined that the suspects drove a vehicle that was...

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FWP announced CWD hunt licenses to go on sale Monday

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Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks has outlined the parameters for a special hunt to help determine prevalence and distribution of chronic wasting disease within the hunt area.

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Court: 'Making a Murderer' defendant's confession stands

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CHICAGO (AP) - A federal appeals court has overturned a ruling that could have freed a Wisconsin inmate featured in the "Making a Murderer" series from prison.    The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that police properly obtained Brendan Dassey's confession and he should remain behind bars. The judges were sharply divided, voting 4 to 3 that Dassey's confession wasn't coerced.    Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 after he told d...

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Elite race horses die in California wildfire

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VENTURA, Calif. -  (AP) - The Latest on Southern California wildfires (all times local):    7:30 p.m. Dec. 7:    A California wildfire tore through a training center for elite race horses in San Diego County, killing some while others were able to sprint to safety.    There was no official count of animals killed in the hazy confusion as both horses and humans evacuated, but trainers at San Luis Rey Downs estimated that at least a dozen had died, po... More>>

Pullman Police Department requesting charges against Grizzly football player Video included

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Pullman Police Department said that based on the investigation, they determined that there is a probable cause for assault. 

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Man killed by car identified as former Butte school coach

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BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Family members say the man who died after being struck by a vehicle in Montana was a former basketball and football coach at Butte High School.    The Montana Standard reports 76-year-old Dan Lean died from his injuries at a hospital in Missoula on Wednesday after he was hit earlier that morning in Butte.    Police say Lean routinely walked in the mornings, and he was on his usual route when he was struck. Police say he was walking in the parkin... More>>

Missoula clinic to charge monthly fee for basic care

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A medical clinic in Missoula plans to charge patients a monthly fee for routine medical care, starting in January.    CostCare plans to charge $70 a month for adults and $25 for children with no charge for office visits.    Co-founder Carol Bridges tells the Missoulian that she hopes the clinic model will allow patients to save money by buying insurance only for catastrophic medical costs. She says in some cases, patients' issues can be handl...

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UM responds to faculty complaints about Hauck hiring Video included

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MISSOULA- Bobby Hauck’s status as an incoming coach is unchanged...

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Montana postal worker sentenced for mailed meth

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GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A northeastern Montana postal worker was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine that was mailed to the post office where she worked.    The Great Falls Tribune reports the sentence for 49-year-old Cinnamon Fulghum was handed down on Thursday after she was indicted on federal charges in June.    Authorities say the Plentywood resident received between 20 and 40 packages while working at the post office fro... More>>

Lady Griz win third straight game, beat Stephen F. Austin 60-52

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The Lady Griz won their third straight game on Thursday as they beat Stephen F. Austin 60-52 in Dahlberg Arena. 

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As opioids affect Montana teens - Here's what parents need to know:

The teen opioid epidemic is a national crisis continuing to affect the lives of our children. A new report from the center of disease control found overdose deaths among 15 to 19 year olds spiked more than nineteen percent in recent years. 

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Montana crews called to help in California

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If the order is filled, Montana could send 250 engines to assist crews in California.  

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Top holiday gifts - Here's what you should buy now and here's what can wait

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A new report shows the best deals you can buy before and after Christmas. For those struggling to pick up those last minute gifts here are the top 5 things you can buy just before the Christmas holiday. Topping the list are gift cards. According to Wallet Hub they are the most desired gift of the season. Many stores who sell anything from food, store and music gift cards can cut prices anywhere from 10-50 percent off. Next are televisions. Although Black Friday is the best time to p... More>>

Missoula group launches unique campaign to end sexual violence

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A Western Montana relationship violence prevention group is taking a unique approach to deliver a message of ending sexual violence. Make Your Move Missoula is teaming up with the Humane Society of Western Montana to discuss a difficult topic in a softer way. The campaign uses photos of adoptable pets with their best move to end sexual violence. A photo of one shelter dog, Sheldon, says his best move is to ask before chasing cute dogs around the park. Dale, an adoptable black cat, ... More>>

How to be environmentally friendly during holiday shopping

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During the holidays Americans throw away 25 percent more trash using all the things we love to make the holiday special such as wrapping paper, and ribbon. Even the holiday Christmas cards we send it out can play a role in those numbers.

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Neptune Aviation Services sends two aircraft to California

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The Neptune Aviation Services just sent out two of these BAE 146 aircraft to help fight the fires in California.

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Jury finds Dimarzio Sanchez guilty in burning death of Crow Agency woman

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A Busby man was found guilty of first-degree murder aiding and abetting in federal court Thursday. 

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Montana sheriff reaches plea agreement for abusing son

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 CONRAD, Mont. (AP) - A Montana sheriff has reached a plea agreement for abusing his son that recommends he not be allowed to carry a firearm for a year.    The Great Falls Tribune reports a Department of Justice spokesman says Pondera County Sheriff Carl Suta still will be able to serve as sheriff.    Prosecutors set the conditions of the agreement filed in the domestic abuse case against Suta in which Suta agrees to plead no contest to kicking his son in Feb... More>>

Pantone picks deep purple 'Ultra Violet' as color of year

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NEW YORK (AP) - The trendspotting Pantone Color Institute picked a deep purple hue called "Ultra Violet" as the color of the year for 2018.    Pantone Vice President Laurie Pressman told The Associated Press ahead of Thursday's announcement that the shade evokes a counterculture flair, originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking. Pressman said the choice speaks to rebellion rather than royalty and has played out in everything from home and commercial interiors to... More>>

UM faculty group protesting Hauck hire

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MISSOULA- Some University of Montana faculty members are asking asking the school to reconsider hiring Bobby Hauck to coach Griz football. In a letter sent Dec. 1, nearly 30 UM professors and lecturers declared their opposition to the hiring. ABCFOX Montana has obtained a copy of the letter. "We, the UM faculty signed below, are writing this letter to express our dismay," the letter begins.  It goes on to describe re-hiring Hauck as a "slap in the face"...

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Veterans bring Christmas cheer to sick children

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Six year-old Max is recuperating from bronchitis at St Vincent Healthcare, but he got some joy and encouragement to get back home for Christmas, when Warrior Wishes Montana stopped by and gave him a stuffed animal. He says he loves his doggy he named "Brownie". "I got him from Santa," Max said. Amy Goltz, St Vincent Healthcare, Pediatrics Nurse, says it can be discouraging for kids staying in the hospital day after day and missing Christmas programs. "If t... More>>

Montana judicial elections will remain non-partisan

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HELENA- The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals released a decision Dec. 7 preserving Montana law that keeps judicial elections nonpartisan. The case, French v. Jones, was spurred by a suit from judicial candidate Mark French. French complained that a state law barring judicial candidates from seeking political endorsements violated his First Amendment rights. But the court held that Montana has “compelling interests in an impartial and independent judiciary” and tha... More>>

Sen. Al Franken to resign amid multiple sexual misconduct allegations

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Minnesota Sen. Al Franken is resigning amid multiple sexual misconduct allegations. 

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Man acquitted of rape guilty of threatening prosecutor

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man who was acquitted of rape has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill the prosecutor and the detective involved.    The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports 35-year-old Jared Kuntz of Bozeman pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of intimidation in an agreement that recommends a five-year sentence with the Department of Corrections. The agency would determine his placement.    Kuntz was acquitted of the 2012 rape but convicted of a mis... More>>

Elf on the Shelf gets 'surgery' at hospital after dog attack

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Thankfully, her mom is a nurse manager at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, so he was quickly brought into a trauma bay for surgery.

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'Silence Breakers' named Time magazine's Person of the Year

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NEW YORK (AP) - The "Silence Breakers" have been named Time magazine's Person of the Year.    Women have shared their stories about being sexually harassed and assaulted in the wake of revelations about Harvey Weinstein and other high-profile men.    The announcement was made Wednesday on NBC's "Today" show, where longtime host Matt Lauer was recently fired amid harassment allegations.    Time praised those who have given "voice t...

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Whitefish Mountain Resorts opens for the season with $2.6 million in upgrades

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WHITEFISH- Whitefish Mountain Resort opened for the 2017-2018 winter ski season Thursday.  It's is a special year too, because its their 70th Anniversary Season. Thursday, six lifts including the newly relocated Chair 5 lift are running and downloading on Chair 1 will be required for all guests. 29 trails will open with specially-priced adult lift ticket for $62  

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Compromise reached over a menorah lighting ceremony in Hamilton

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Commissioners suggested the rabbi host a menorah ceremony at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds, making this the first public menorah ceremony in Hamilton. 

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Last funding push of 2017 for Glacier National Park Video included

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After a brutal fire season which included the loss of the historic Sperry Chalet...

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Bozeman boy flips switch on Capitol Christmas Tree Video included

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WASHINGTON, D.C.- On Wednesday evening, one of the stars of the show got to shine. Not just the 80-pound Montana-made copper star on top of the Capitol Christmas Tree, but also 11-year-old Ridley Brandmayr, who had the honor of flipping the switch for this year’s lighting ceremony. Brandmayr, a student from Meadowlark Middle School in Bozeman, was chosen this fall by U.S. Sen. Jon Tester to have the honor of lighting the tree. Tester and Brandmayr became friends this last summe... More>>

Whitefish Energy settles dispute over Puerto Rico grid work

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A small Montana company that landed and lost a contract to restore Puerto Rico's hurricane-shattered electric grid has reached a settlement in a dispute over money it said it was owed for the work.    Representatives of Montana-based Whitefish Energy Holdings and Arc American of Indiana confirmed the settlement Wednesday. They declined to release details.    Whitefish sued Arc in federal court on Dec. 1 for allegedly interfering with payments...

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Officials identify gunman in Trout Creek murder-suicide

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 MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Law enforcement officers in western Montana have identified the gunman in a Thanksgiving weekend murder-suicide that left another man injured.    Sanders County Sheriff Tom Rummel says 64-year-old William Tyree got into a heated argument with 83-year-old Charles Moore at a residence near Trout Creek on the night of Nov. 25. Moore was shot in the shoulder and is recovering from wound.    Rummel says Tyree also shot and killed a woman at ... More>>

High-speed chase reported on Highway 93 Video included

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The Flathead County Sheriff's Office is reportedly investigating a shooting that happened after a high-speed chase Wednesday. The chase started in Missoula shortly after noon, after reports of a vehicle driving recklessly in a residential neighborhood. 

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Griz game against UCLA canceled due to fires

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LOS ANGELES - Tonight's Griz men's basketball game versus UCLA has been canceled due to concerns about the wildfires in southern California.  A notice from UCLA reads: "The health and safety of student-athletes, staff and fans is our top priority. Due to concerns stemming from area wildfires, tonight's men's basketball game versus Montana has been canceled." A series of wildfires in the last few days have burned 83,000 acres, forced thousands of evacuations and s...

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Lawsuit cooked up over New Jersey's home baked goods ban

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A group of bakers is challenging a one-of-a-kind New Jersey rule that bans the sale of homemade baked goods.    The New Jersey Home Bakers Association on Wednesday sued the state's health department over rules that require people to have a license before they can sell their home-baked treats.    The nearly decade long push to overturn the regulation has gained supporters who argue that people should be allowed to make money by selling their bak... More>>

Montana ACLU and partner groups issue joint letter "Standing up to ICE"

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The ACLU of Montana and partner groups issued a joint statement Wednesday pertaining to a federal filing, Monday, regarding an immigration case originating out of Gallatin County.

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Washington man arrested after 81-year-old mother found in filth

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EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A Washington man is under investigation for elder abuse after his mother was found lying in filth with a broken hip and bound legs.    The Everett Herald reports Kenneth Strandt was arrested after authorities say his 81-year-old mother was found with bed sores and in clothing that was soiled with feces and urine.    A police report says Strandt's mother had numerous health problems, including skin ulcers and circulatory issues.    St... More>>

Flathead County confirms two flu deaths

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Two Flathead County residents over the age of 65 have died from complications related to influenza, according to county health officials. The Flathead City-County Health Department would like to remind the public that everyone 6 months of age and older should be vaccinated for the flu every season. It takes up to two weeks after the vaccination for antibodies to develop, so it’s important to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Other ways of preventing the spread of illness inc...

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Hamilton Police confirm identity of teen death

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Officials have released the name of a 16-year-old Hamilton boy who died over the weekend of an apparent prescription drug overdose.    

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FWP to hold meeting on chronic wasting disease, special winter hunt

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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold a public meeting in Joliet Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, to talk about chronic wasting disease, or CWD, and a special deer hunt this winter. 

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SPECIAL REPORT: The People's Tree

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As sponsors of the Capitol Christmas Tree, ABC FOX Montana and SWX produced a 30-minute special report tracking the tree on its journey from Yaak, Montana, to Washington, DC.  More>>

ABC FOX Montana receives recognition for Capitol Christmas Tree coverage

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Our own Angela Marshall and Jackie Coffin were there to accept the award on the station's behalf. 

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UM professor demands documents from program prioritization process Video included

University of Montana professor is putting pressure on the school to release information...

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DC arborist celebrates special Montana connection

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WASHINGTON, D.C.- Crews worked this week to decorate the Capitol Christmas Tree with ornaments made by kids in Montana. And one of the crew members had a special connection to the Treasure State. Merissa Reynolds works as a gardener at the Senate building, but has previously lived in Kalispell and worked for the Montana Conservation Corps in Glacier National Park. She says she couldn’t miss a chance to tap into her Montana pride. “Once I found out the tree was from ... More>>

Final Preparations on Capitol Christmas Tree

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It's a tradition nearly 60 years in the making. Once a year, a state is picked to provide our nation's capitol with a Christmas tree. 

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MT Secretary of State: Montana has no voter fraud issue

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Secretary of State Corey Stapleton says Montana does not have issues of coordinated voter fraud, but argued there were cases of "voter misconduct" that need to be addressed. 

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Montana's Yaak spruce to light up Wednesday on West Lawn in Washington DC

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WASHINGTON DC- The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be lit by the Speaker of the House, Paul D. Ryan, on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 during a ceremony on the West Front Lawn beginning at 5 p.m. 

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Delta flight makes emergency bathroom stop in Montana

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Delta flight from New York City to Seattle had to make a stop in Billings after the plane's toilets filled up and passengers couldn't hold it any longer. 

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New Kalispell plan to reduce lanes, increase sidewalks on Main Street

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KALISPELL- This week the Kalispell City Council unanimously approved a new downtown master plan, outlining the path the city will take for growth in the coming years.  The plan is complex and well defined taking into account each detail of growth, from the Courthouse couplet to parking, lane changes on Main street and restoration and economic improvement to businesses.  In the plan, historic Kalispell is referred top as the heart of the community. The plan serves as a visi... More>>

No vote on possible Grove St. townhomes

Still no decision from Missoula City Council about a possible townhouse development off North Reserve. 

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Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Belgrade's Spencer Gordon

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If there's one thing Belgrade basketball head coach Mike Deming can count on from Spencer Gordon, it's a high level of effort and commitment.

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Google blocks YouTube on Amazon devices in escalating feud

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is pulling its popular YouTube video service from Amazon's Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire.    Google says the decision to block YouTube is retaliation for Amazon's refusal to sell some Google products that compete with Amazon gadgets. That includes Google's Chromecast streaming device, an alternative to Fire TV, and an internet-connected speaker called Home, which is trying to catch u...

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Hamilton reacts to teen death

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One Hamilton High School student is dead and another student is hospitalized after an alleged prescription drug overdose.

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Charter outage preventing emergency calls

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Charter reports a service outage affecting customers in Butte, Bozeman, Anaconda, Dillon and Great Falls Tuesday afternoon.

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Woman gives leggings with love to struggling girls

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HELENA-Mont.- One woman is trying to make the holidays happier for kids one legging at a time.

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Montana wildlife reserve to offer bison hunts on the prairie

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A conservation group attempting to piece together the largest private wildlife reserve in the United States says it will allow eight hunters a chance to kill bison on the grasslands of north-central Montana.

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Montana photo contest winners attend Capitol ceremony Video included

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WASHINGTON, D.C.- A group of high school students from Libby and Troy are attending the Capitol Christmas Tree lighting in D.C. this week after winning a photo contest. The seven students submitted to the 2017 Kootenai National Forest Capitol Christmas Tree Photo Contest earlier this year. This year's Capitol tree is a 79-foot Engelmann Spruce cut in the Kootenai forest. The students are touring D.C. and attending the tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, Dec. 6, b... More>>

Budget analysts working to avoid revenue shortfall confusion

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HELENA (AP) - The budget analysis arm of the Montana Legislature is working on a more accurate way to estimate state tax revenues after a special session was held to address a projected $227 million shortfall compared to the revenue projections lawmakers worked with this spring.    Members of the Revenue and Transportation Interim Committee agreed Monday that the Legislature should study the state's overall tax structure, but acknowledged that wouldn't happen before the... More>>

Chronic wasting disease found in northern Montana mule deer

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A mule deer shot north of Chester near the Canadian border has tested positive for chronic wasting disease, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. 

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Helena-Based Fundraiser Pays It Forward

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Leah Cupino runs the Art Space in downtown Helena. Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies – The Montana Coalition recently approached her with an idea inspired by the holiday season. 

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Poll ranks each state's favorite candy

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A new survey ranks each state’s favorite holiday season candy according to customer favorites and confectioners’ estimates. Candy canes and Pez ranked among some of the most popular treats throughout the nation. Around the winter holidays, Montanans most often reach for Skittles, followed by Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, according to the results. Snicker’s and Reese’s Pieces are popular in Wyoming, and chocola...

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Secretary Zinke fires back at Patagonia protest Video included

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke defended his recommendation to reduce or alter a handful of national monuments in a media briefing Tuesday morning. Zinke dismissed a protest led by Patagonia as a “special interest” complaint. “This is not about energy, there is no oil and gas assets…” Zinke said, “The argument that somehow president Trump stole land is nefarious, false and a lie.” The protest came in light of the National Monument Report, whi...

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IOC: Russians can compete at Olympics, but without flag

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The International Olympic Committee says Russian athletes will be able to compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics as neutrals.

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Young rapper and grandma become best friends over Words With Friends

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A friendship the Internet never knew it needed is stealing hearts across the country. 

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Doctors call depression treatment "breakthrough"

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The unique and effective katemine treatment at Montana Psychiatry is the only one of its kind in the state, according to psychiatrist, Dr. Erin Amato. Ketamine patient, Mackenzie Martin, says she's seen the IV infusion make a difference in her life in several ways. She says she felt like she didn't have many options.  With the Ketamine treatments now, she says she feels like she has her life back. "I think the difference has been first in my functioning and motivation and... More>>

Belgrade girl donates to pay other students' school lunch balances

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BELGRADE - A Belgrade girl has donated part of her Christmas money to help pay other students' school lunch debts.    The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported Tuesday 10-year-old Julie Foret donated $80 to Ridge View Elementary School to pay off students' lunch debts.    Julie was inspired after overhearing her neighbor Shawnna McLaughlin say she wanted to donate money to help alleviate school's lunch debt.    Julie says she decided to donate because she alre... More>>

Teen dies of apparent overdose, another hospitalized

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HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) - A 16-year-old western Montana high school student has died and a 15-year-old boy is hospitalized after they apparently overdosed on prescription medication.

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13-year-old California girl killed herself after years of bullying, family says

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As the Avilas prepare to take their daughter, Rosalie, off life support, her father Freddie says the bullies who drove her kill herself are still at school. 

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The importance of clearing snow off of your car before you drive

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Clearing and scraping off snow and ice in the morning might just be the last thing that you want to do, but it is extremely important that you do so. Why? Because it helps keep you and every other driver safe on the road. 

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UM faculty speaks up about job cuts

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About 30 lecturers who thought they were out of a job at the University of Montana found out hours later that they are still employed after the school reversed their decision.

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MSU grad writes children's book about a dog with a 7-inch tongue

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MSU grad Carla Rickert who lives in Bozeman, recently wrote a children’s book to help children ages two through eight learn about science. 

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Witness: Men went gambling after decapitating Billings man Video included

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Two men are charged in the decapitation death of Myron Wesley Knight.  Both men, Donald Ray Cherry and Jeffrey Glen Haverty, are charged with deliberate homicide.

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Montana attorney general sues Oxycontin maker

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Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced Dec. 4 a consumer protection lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, which manufactures opioid medication Oxycontin. Fox's office claims that Purdue should be held partly responsible for the prescription opioid epidemic.  In a press release, Fox said: "As our investigation revealed and our complaint alleges, for years, Purdue knew the damage caused by Oxycontin, and rather than scale back or eliminate distribution of the drug, it ramped-up ...

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Family, dog safe in Butte house fire started by candle

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BUTTE - A family and their pet dog are safe after a burning candle ignited a house fire early Saturday morning in Butte. At 1:26 a.m., local law enforcement and the Butte Silver-Bow and Racetrack fire departments responded to a structure fire at the corner of Lafayette and George. Upon arrival, first responders observed smoke issuing from the eaves of the home. Firefighters used thermal imaging cameras to determine that an active fire was burning through the ceiling and into the...

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University of Montana cancels termination letters

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The University of Montana has taken back notice to lecturers that their contracts will not be renewed and their jobs will end in May. Termination notice was sent to 30 lecturers Friday. But hours later UM indicated the decision had been reversed.

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Billings man pleads guilty in pot-related vehicular homicide case

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 21-year-old Billings man has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide while under the influence of marijuana in an agreement that recommends he be sentenced to 20 years in prison.    The Billings Gazette reports Kent Roderick Jensen made the plea Monday while retaining the right to challenge the state law that sets the threshold at which a person is considered to be under the influence.    Jensen was charged after his vehicle struck a motorcycl...

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Montana Special Olympics cancels state Winter Games

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KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Special Olympics Montana has canceled its 2018 State Winter Games in Whitefish and plans to instead hold regional winter sports competitions that require less travel and allow more athletes to compete.

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Hauck back as 37th Head Coach for Griz Football

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Bobby Hauck will be the 37th Football Coach for the Montana Grizzlies.   Hauck, was the special teams coordinator and associate head coach at San Diego State University, and traveled to Missoula to interview for the position Monday. Hauck led the Griz from 2003-2009 where he brought seven Big Sky Conference Championships to Missoula in his seven seasons at UM. He compiled a 80-17 record and went 42-6 in conference play including three national championship appear...

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Missoula Public Library's Annual Food for Fines

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Missoula  Public Library has partnered with the Missoula Food Bank ...

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Tips for Winterizing your home

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As the winter weather moves in...

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Senator Daines and Senator Tester speak on Republic tax reform plan Video included

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Overnight, a major vote took place in Washington that could drastically change the way you pay taxes. 

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Billings City Council names Greg Doyon new city administrator

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The Billings City Council names Greg Doyon as the new city administrator. He is currently the City Manager for Great Falls. Doyon replaces Tina Volek, who retired in September. 

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Whitefish sues over payments for Puerto Rico power work

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A small Montana company that landed and lost a $300 million contract to restore Puerto Rico's hurricane-shattered electric grid is suing a subcontractor for allegedly interfering with tens of millions of dollars in payments.  

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Did your name make 2017's list of most popular baby names?

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The website says the new names on a list show parents are moving away from traditional family names and towards more "stylish" names. 

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Petition against UM's Hiring of Bobby Hauck Video included

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A Missoula woman has started a petition against University of Montana’s hiring of Bobby Hauck.  

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Spirit of Giving: One woman's spirits lifted by the Salvation Army

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Our annual Spirit of Giving drive is Friday. We'll be at locations across the state collecting toys and money for Toys For Tots. Then, we team up with the Salvation Army to get those toys to kids in need. ABC FOX Montana caught up with a client of the Salvation Army who tells us, in her own words, about the important services they provide. 

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Capitol Christmas Tree: Montanans make their mark

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Montana had the honor of presenting the Capitol Christmas Tree this year. That tree will be lit in a ceremony Wednesday night in Washington, D.C. From start to finish, Montanans left their mark on this tree. The first, Pete Tallmadge a fifth generation sawyer from Troy was selected to cut the tree. 

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Unconfirmed New UM Coach Comes with Baggage

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Longtime Griz fans and the Missoula community members likely remember Bobby Hauck's tenure as head coach as one of championship appearances and also of controversy.

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Jim Nabors, Gomer Pyle on 'Andy Griffith Show,' dies at 87

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Jim Nabors, who played Gomer Pyle on TV's "The Andy Griffith Show," has died at 87. 

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"Montana Home" looking for a forever home on HGTV

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Hopefully, a new show will be coming to your home soon. “Montana Home” which has already aired its pilot is just waiting for the phone call to hear if they have been picked up.  

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Youth sports are on the rise: Here's what you need to know:

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The price of kids sports has nearly doubled in the last ten years turning youth sports into a nearly 20 billion dollar industry. In the last year most sports have seen an increase of ten percent or higher. Here’s how they rank by annual costs. Topping the list is lacrosse at an average of nearly $8,000. Hockey comes in next at an average just over $7,000 followed by baseball and softball at just over $4,000. Towards the bottom of the list there’s football and soccer total... More>>

As winter approaches many are cleaning up property damage from fire season - Here's what you need to know:

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Millions of acres has been burned from this year’s fire season and cleanup is still underway throughout the state. With winter right around the corner this debris could be harmful during harsh winter storm conditions. This is what you need to know about cleanup and how you can do to decrease your risks. The U.S. Forrest Service is continuing cleanup is continuing on federal property but time is running out. As winter is approaching the risk of avalanches pose as a hazard to man...

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Bear experts figure out Grizzly conservation plan

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Bear experts meet Wednesday to discuss a conservation plan for Grizzly bears...

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Sources: Bobby Hauck Offered Griz Coaching Job

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Local organizations responding to the national issue of sexual assault

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Shantelle Gaynor of Missoula's Relationship Violence Services said that the number of people who have been sexually assaulted in the Missoula community is staggering.

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Work comp board votes to withdraw lawsuit against state

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The Montana State Fund board of directors has voted to withdraw its lawsuit challenging a management fee passed during the special legislative session to help pay for the state's record fire season.

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Groups plan to sue over water pollution from Troy Mine

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On behalf of the Montana Environmental Information Center, the Western Environmental Law Center sent a notice of intent to sue Hecla Mining company over water pollution from the Troy Mine in northwestern Montana.

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Update: Helena missing teen found

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Montana Department of Justice has issued a Missing Endangered Persons Alert for 16-year-old Cody Lane James of Helena. James was last seen Sunday at 11:00 pm in Helena.  He is described as a 5 foot 7 inch tall Native American weighing about 145 lbs.  He was last seen wearing black shirt, pants, and shoes. Authorities say he could be in a White 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix; MT license plate 5-16688B.  The vehicle has 3 black rims and 1 chrome rim. James could be with ...

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Many American Airlines flights in December lack scheduled pilots

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American Airlines is scrambling to find pilots to operate thousands of flights over the busy Christmas holiday period after a glitch in the system used to schedule crews. 

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Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton survives heart attack

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Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton is recovering in the intensive care unit at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital after suffering a heart attack Tuesday morning.  According to Undersheriff Jason Grimmis, Sheriff Dutton was on his way to a meeting in Miles City traveling with several deputies, when he began feeling sick around Three Forks. Grimmis says Dutton became increasingly concerned near Livingston, before he was briefly taken to the hospital in Livingston then transpor...

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Schools to be named after female Montana US representative

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Two new elementary schools will be named after Montana native Jeannette Rankin a century after she made history as the first woman elected to Congress.

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FDA: Processed bone treats could be deadly for dogs

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The Food and Drug Administration is warning pet owners about processed bone treats after they received 68 reports of pet illnesses and deaths.

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Officials plan to cull at least 600 Yellowstone bison

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PRAY, Mont. (AP) - Bison managers expect between 600 and 900 of the animals at Yellowstone National Park will be culled this winter by hunting or slaughter.

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NEW THIS MORNING: Matt Lauer fired after complaint about "inappropriate sexual behavior" Video included

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NEW YORK (AP) - NBC News says longtime "Today" show host Matt Lauer has been fire for "inappropriate sexual behavior."    Lauer's co-anchor Savannah Guthrie made the announcement at the top of Wednesday's "Today" show. 

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Christmas Tree Fires, how you can prevent it from happening

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Now that Thanksgiving is over, people are turning their attention to Christmas and homeowners are decorating their homes for the holidays! 

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25 years of Christmas light displays come to a close in Missoula neighborhood Video included

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For Missoula residents who visit Christmas light displays every year, ABC FOX Montana has some sad news.

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People who live in Missoula County love where they live, but don't necessarily find it easy to live in the area.

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People who live in Missoula County love where they live, but don't necessarily find it easy to live in the area. This is the general assessment of the 2017 Missoula County Community Health Assessment, or the CHA. The county health department released the report late Tuesday afternoon. 

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Pink Tax: Do girls' toys really cost more?

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While are in the gift giving mood, the search for the perfect present for your child-- pink or blue-- may have you seeing red. Angela Marshall went shopping with some parents, who have found themselves unknowingly paying more for their daughter's gifts. 

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Follow the money - - who is influencing UM's coach-hiring decision

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Follow the money if you want to know who is influencing the pick for UM’s next head football coach. That sentiment from someone who knows intimately about the hiring process. We are on coach-watch, as the University of Montana could announce any day who will lead the Griz football program. Rumors have been swirling since UM fired Coach Bob Stitt. Here’s the hiring process: The athletic director recommends what he sees as the best fit for the job. There is no rule ... More>>

Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Big Sky's Keri Peterson

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Keri Peterson leads a busy life style. Along with National Honors Society, Key Club, and student government, she loves to hoop. But an injury to her ACL in 7th grade looked to derailed plans of continuing her basketball career in high school. 

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Missoula Parks and Recreation is moving forward with plans for a new park in Central Missoula

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The 4.5 acre park is the last piece to connect the Bitterroot trail system.

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Missoula Parade of Lights set for Saturday

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The 15th Annual Parade of Lights is set for Saturday, December 2 in downtown Missoula.  The day kicks off with activities for children at downtown businesses from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Photos with Santa will be available in the lobby of the Florence Hotel starting at 1:00 p.m. The Parade of Lights begins at 6:00 p.m. on the Hip Strip and travels North on Higgins to end at the red XXXX’s, for the lighting of the Downtown Holiday Tree.  More>>

State employee unions moving toward merger

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Two state employee unions are moving toward merging into an organization with a membership of about 27,000. 

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Report: North Korea fires ballistic missile

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The Yonhap news agency reports that North Korea has launched a ballistic missile.

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US: North Korea launches its 1st missile in 2 months

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A U.S. official says North Korea has conducted its first missile launch in more than two months.

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Seahawk fans give back to the community while never missing a game Video included

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Annette Fossett is a die-hard Seahawks fan...

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Massage Envy chain under fire amidst sex assault allegations

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BILLINGS- At least 180 women are making accusations of sexual assault...After getting massages at Massage Envy. Massage Envy is a chain of spas with almost 12-hundred locations nationwide, that includes a location in Billings, Bozeman and MIssoula. 

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Montana phones will keep their '406' area code for awhile longer

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Helena, Mont. – Montana will remain the “406” for a while longer thanks in part to the Montana Public Service Commission’s efforts to ensure phone numbers are allocated more efficiently across the state. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) That's the latest coming from a press released given to news stations across Montana Tuesday from the PSC. Four years ago the state’s 406 area code was expected to exhaust by 2019.  Officials informed the Co...

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Trump takes on controversy-laden agenda on Capitol Hill

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's year-end agenda hangs in the balance as he heads to Capitol Hill to rally Senate Republicans on taxes - and then pivots to negotiations with Democrats pressing for victories of their own in a separate, high-stakes showdown over the budget and immigration.    After 10 months in office, Trump is still seeking his first marquee win in Congress, but the White House and GOP leaders have work to do to get their tax bill in shape for a ho... More>>

Top states that participate in 'Giving Tuesday'

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MONTANA- A new study shows Montana does not rank in the top ten for states that participate in Giving Tuesday.  The personal-finance website WalletHub  released its report on 2017’s Most Charitable States, along with its Charity Calculator to help donors decide whether to give time or money for maximum philanthropic impact. To determine where the most generous Americans are inspiring others to be more selfless, WalletHub compared the 50 states based on 14 key indicat...

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Traffic Alert; Road closures in Bozeman for decoration installation

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BOZEMAN- Drivers beware, there will be some road closures in Bozeman as crews install holiday decorations. According to the Bozeman Alerts Facebook page, Main Street will be closed downtown Bozeman from approx 730am-noon as annual Holiday decorations are installed above the roadway. City officials are asking drivers to use alternate routes and they are also giving a big thanks to all of those who make this happen! Main street should reopen around lunch time.  More>>

More complaints lead to revisions of RV parking codes Video included

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Missoula city officials said they are receiving more complaints...

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Spartans Excited For Season

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The Sentinel Spartans are hitting the court in preparation of their season opener this Friday at home against Stevensville. The Spartans are led by Jay Jagelski who's been at the helm since 2012 and the team is coming off an 11-12 season where they lost to skyview and west at the state tournament. This year's squad has six seniors and they are a bit smaller in size but are quick and can really shoot the rock. They are led by Carroll commit Sam Beighle and have a good mix of footbal... More>>

Butte family escapes house fire

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A family and their pets escaped an early morning fire in Butte without injuries and the fire department says they have their smoke detector to thank.  The Butte-Silverbow Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Walnut Street just after 12:30 a.m. Monday. Crews said smoke and flames were visible when they arrived on scene.  The resident told the firefighters that the smoke detector woke her up. When she entered the kitchen in the home she found heavy smoke and flam...

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Be aware of package thefts this holiday season

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A rise in online shopping also means a rise in package theft as many delivery services will leave your package on your doorstep if you're not home.

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Local businesses used social media to increase Cyber Monday sales

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A hot topic today, Cyber Monday, the day encouraging consumers to stay at home and order their gifts online is expected to hit record sales this year.    

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BREAKING: Standoff closes roads in Four Corners area

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Law Enforcement is currently managing an incident with an armed subject in the area of Zoot Way in Four Corners. 

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Daines not in support of GOP Tax Plan

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Senator Steve Daines announced Monday, that he is withholding support for the GOP tax bill until he sees changes that would help small businesses. 

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Attorney: Gianforte spokesman lied about attack on reporter

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - An attorney for a reporter assaulted by a Montana congressman on the eve of his election says the lawmaker's spokesman lied when he said "no one was misled" by the Republican's initial denial of responsibility.

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North Carolina woman sues Amtrak, worker raped her on train

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A North Carolina woman is suing Amtrak saying it failed to protect her from an employee who raped her in her sleeping car while the train passed through northeastern Montana in April 2015.

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Hauck in Missoula to interview for Griz football job

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A familiar face is in Missoula to interview for the University of Montana head football coach position. Sources close to Grizzly Athletics confirmed former head football coach Bobby Hauck is being considered.

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Giving Tuesday: My Giving Story

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Inspired by the global movement, "Giving Tuesday"... The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is giving ten thousand dollars to  the winner of an essay contest called "My Giving Story".  The charity for the runner up gets five thousand dollars and the third place winner gets 25-hundred dollars. Heidi Schnarr's essay,  "Learning to love on the reservation" talks about what she learned during her time teaching at the Crow Indian reservation a... More>>

Driver of deadly Missoula crash cooperating with police

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A 46-year-old Missoula woman was struck and killed while crossing the street in the southwestern part of the city.    Police say the driver is cooperating with the investigation into the collision, which happened at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. 

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Capitol Christmas Tree arrives in Washington DC from Montana

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WASHINGTON DC- This year's Capitol Christmas Tree has arrived in Washington DC.  Montana is proud to sponsor and supply the 79 foot spruce all the way from the Kootenai National Forest.  It's been heading cross country since it was cut down on November 8th.  

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Montana Ski resorts open early this year

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Some ski areas in Montana are opening a full two weeks ahead of schedule.    The Bozeman Chronicle reports Bridger Bowl opened up early over Thanksgiving weekend. Lifts will be running again Dec. 1-3 before the ski area goes full-time Dec. 8.    Ski officials say that's the earliest opening since 2010.    The reason is abundant snowfall. Big Sky opened over Thanksgiving weekend as planned but with twice as much snow than usual - 24 i... More>>

How to avoid being scammed on Cyber Monday

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The deals just keep on coming, today, is Cyber Monday and this year records are expected to be broken. 

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Christmas tree permits now available

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The Christmas season has officially kicked off. 

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Safety tips for Cyber Monday

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Cyber Monday is tomorrow...

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The Black Friday rush in Montana

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It is Black Friday and people will spend billions of dollars today on holiday gifts.

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Phillips Co. wildfire sends smoke plumes over 100 miles

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There's still no known cause or exact acreage on that wildfire, which is burning southeast of Malta.  The flames erupted earlier this afternoon. According to the National Weather Service in Glasgow, smoke plumes appearing on radar were stretching over 100 miles long. It is also unclear at this time whether structures are threatened.  We'll continue to update you as we learn more information.   

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Missoula Turkey Day Fun Run had a record number of runners and walkers

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We followed a man who is racing back to get to his turkey on Thanksgiving.

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Big Sky Resort, ways you can save money on the slope

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Skiing can be an expensive hobby but, Big Sky Resort has a bunch of deals that can help save you money for when you want to hit the slope. 

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Poverello Center's annual turkey dinner Video included

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The Missoula's shelter, Poverello Center had their annual Thanksgiving dinner. 

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Thanksgiving stabbing under investigation in Billings Video included

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Billings police are investigating an early morning stabbing that sent one man to the hospital, 

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"The Great Thanksgiving Listen" archives conversations with older generations of Americans

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Today, the Library of Congress encourages you to record those conversations for their StoryCorps archive.  T

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Missoula family thankful for stranger's holiday generosity Video included

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One Missoula family is giving thanks after a secret Santa pays off the layaway payments for their children's toys. 

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Pipeline protester found guilty in Fort Benton

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65 year old Leonard Higgins turned off an emergency valve at a Spectra Energy site last October just south of Big Sandy. Not only did the self-proclaimed activist admit to turning the valve off. He video taped himself as he did it. 

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Get ready for the busiest travel day of the year

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While everyone is rushing to get to their turkey, it is important to plan ahead for traffic. 

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Helping children in need of a home

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"I don't know where I'd be right now, or if I'd even be alive, 14 year-old Dominic DeSarro says.  He says his adopted parents saved his life, leaving him overwhelmed with gratitude.

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The 14 hottest toys of the holiday season (with pictures!)

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CNN Money has released its list of the 14 hottest toys this holiday season. Many of the toys are tech heavy, but also have some educational elements. 

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2 people killed, 4 injured in crash west of Kalispell

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KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Highway Patrol says black ice contributed to a single vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 2 in northwestern Montana that killed a Kalispell couple and injured four others.

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Police: Bozeman man stabbed father during argument

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A 37-year-old Bozeman man has been arrested on suspicion of deliberate homicide in the stabbing death of his father.

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UPDATE: Man in custody for fatal Bozeman stabbing Video included

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A man is in custody as Bozeman police investigate a homicide. Bozeman police say it's no longer an active scene and more details will be released soon. The crime occurred at 9th and Durston. 

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President Trump publicly defends Roy Moore from sexual misconduct allegations

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President Donald Trump is discounting accusations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, telling voters not to support his "liberal" rival.

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Want to Turkey Trot? Here's a full list of runs across the state

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Need to create more room for turkey and stuffing? 

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