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Phillips Co. wildfire sends smoke plumes over 100 miles

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A wildfire continues to burn in Phillips County Thursday evening. 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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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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Missoula Turkey Day Fun Run had a record number of runners and walkers this year

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

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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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Polson police investigating after high-speed chase of stolen car

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Polson police say it started after an officer attempted to pull the suspect over after a traffic violation near Saint Joseph's Hospital. 

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Buying used makeup may save you money, but at what cost? Video included

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Buying used makeup could save you as much as $30 on top brands. But is it safe? We purchased some samples and had them lab tested to see what, if any, contaminants were present.

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Young Missoula singer received national attention as an American Idol contestant

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But, unfortunately, Maris found out last night on dancing with the stars that she did not make the cut. Over Facetime on Tuesday, Maris said that she is so honored to have had this opportunity.

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California: Deputies called 21 times in year before shooting

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sheriff's deputies responded 21 times in the last year to calls involving a California man who had been feuding with his neighbors before he committed a shooting rampage last week, killing five people and wounding at least eight others.   

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Customs and Border Protection caught off-guard by travel ban

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general says the entity responsible for implementing President Donald Trump's travel ban was caught-off guard by his executive order.

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New, seasonal non-stop flights from Missoula to LA Video included

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Courtesy United Airlines and Missoula International Airport United Airlines and Missoula International Airport announce the addition of new seasonal daily non-stop service from Missoula International Airport (MSO) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). 

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The Latest: CBS fires Charlie Rose after misconduct claims

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CBS News has fired Charlie Rose after several women accused the veteran newsman of sexual misconduct. 

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Thompson Falls High School open despite threat

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Police have been informed of a threat that was made at the Thompson Falls High School. 

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Tipsy Tow returns to Montana for Thanksgiving

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Plan for a safe ride home before you head out to that party.

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Girl Scouts warn parents about forcing kids to hug relatives for the holidays

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Ahead of the holiday season, Girl Scouts are asking parents to think twice before forcing your daughters to hug relatives at family gatherings.

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Flying over the Holidays can be stressful, here is how to avoid the stress

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flying over the holidays can be an extremely stressful time especially when you are making sure to reach your connecting flights in time.

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Thanksgiving travel can be dangerous, here is the best time to hit the road

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Thanksgiving is almost here which means, people are going to be traveling every day this week, and safety becomes a major concern.

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Whitefish Energy stops work in Puerto Rico

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Whitefish Energy stops work in Puerto Rico. Andrew Techmanski, the CEO of the small electrical company out of Whitefish, Montana, says with 10 days left in its contract - - it had to stop working due to lack of payment. Techmanski says because PREPA, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, owes Whitefish Energy $83 million, it's "beyond its maximum threshold of what we can maintain as a business." 

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Florence doctor found guilty for 22 felony charges

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Chris Christensen, a former Florence doctor, has been found guilty of all 22 felony charges, including the negligent homicide charges for the overdose deaths of two patients. 

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Authorities say Billings man beaten, decapitated

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say a 41-year-old man whose body was found at an abandoned transient camp on the west edge of Billings had been beaten and decapitated.

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Head Coach Stitt let go from Griz football Video included

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Following the loss against Montana State during the Brawl of the Wild, Head Coach Bob Stitt has been let go from Grizzly football.  

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20-year-old accused of stabbing man 12 times

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A 23-year-old Kalispell man is in stable condition after being stabbed 12 times. 

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UPDATE: Decapitated body found on S. 32nd St. W. identified Video included

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Body found in field off of South 32nd Street in Billings has been identified.

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UPDATE: Coroner identifies man killed in Saturday's police-involved shooting Video included

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One person is dead following a police-involved shooting on the 400 block of Bunting Street in Billings Southside Saturday. Five officers have been placed on administrative leave as per officer-involved shooting protocol. 

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Three generations of giving

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"You give them a gift, it's the only gift they've had, so when you give them a gift it really means something, and then when you explain that God gave his son as a gift to us, they can really connect with it, because they haven't had all these packages and gifts all their lives," Ronni Thompson said....

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Alternative Keystone XL route OKed in Nebraska

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The Nebraska Public Service Commission voted on the long-delayed project Monday, though the decision could still be challenged in court.

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Butte man arrested for poaching Berkeley Pit deer

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Charges have been filed for the poaching of a large mule deer buck known to spend most of its time on the outskirts of the Berkeley Pit. 19-year-old Tanner Maloney of Butte was arrested for unlawful possession, hunting within city limits and hunting without a valid license. 

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Search for Wanted man in Flathead continues

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Flathead County Sheriff’s Office continues to ask for your help in locating 22-year-old Bryan McCully. McCully has a $250,000 warrant for attempted deliberate homicide. FCSO says he has violent tendencies and should not be approached. He is thought to be in the Canyon or Columbia Falls area.  If you call your local authorities immediately or reach out to the Flathead Crimestoppers by calling 406 -758-TIPS.

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Avoid packing these Thanksgiving leftovers in your carry-on

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Talking turkey. 

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Cult leader Charles Manson dies

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Manson died Sunday night after nearly a half-century behind bars. He was 83.    

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Two men sent to Benefis after stabbing

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A stabbing Saturday night sent two man to the hospital, one in serious condition. It all happened around 930pm at the Fisher Trailer Park on the west side Great Falls The first male victim was stabbed 3 times, once in the arm and twice in the chest. He then walked down the road to the Beacon Ice House for help, and was eventually transported Benefis where he was later released. Police also found another man in the same trailer unconscious with life threatening injuries. He was a... More>>

Missoula Food Bank gives away Thanksgiving turkeys

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Early Sunday morning, cars lined up next to the Missoula Food Bank for the annual Turkey Distribution. 

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Small Business Saturday around the corner

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Next Saturday is small business Saturday and local businesses need your support.

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Bobcats win the 117th Brawl of the Wild 31-23 in Bozeman

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BOZEMAN, Mont. - The Montana State Bobcats defeated the Montana Grizzlies 31-23 to win the 117th Brawl of the Wild. It's the first time since 2005 that the Cats won a game against the Griz in Bozeman.  The Bobcats ran for 322 yards on the ground, making it the second consecutive year that they have put up over 250 yards of rushing on Montana's defense. Cats sophomore quarterback Chris Murray accounted for 133 yards of that total, as well as throwing the ball for 98 yards. The G... More>>

The MSU equipment team: the unsung heroes of game day

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Tucked in the south tunnel of the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse sit the unsung heroes of the Montana State game day experience, the Bobcat equipment team.

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Griz fan's poems 'pump up' friends every home football game

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After a devastating loss to the Montana State Bobcats last year, the University of Montana Grizzlies are eager for a 'Brawl of the Wild' win. And so are the fans. One Griz fan, in particular, is showing her school spirit by first scribing it. Hear Deb Schock's "roar."

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Montana congressman misled investigators in assault case

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Law enforcement officials in Montana have released a trove of materials from their investigation into a Republican House candidate who assaulted a reporter on the eve of his election to the U.S. House.   

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Hardin Power Plant could close in 2018

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The Hardin Generating Station could close if the company cannot find a buyer by sometime in early 2018. 

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Phone scam targeting Bozeman residents

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Scammers are targeting the Bozeman community using automated calls asking for information to subscribe to a medical alert service. Montana State says the scam is "particularly devious" because the caller ID shows up as “Waded Cruzado,” the president of MSU.

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The Latest: Economic adviser talks tax bill with GOP foe

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The chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers says he met yesterday with a senator who opposes the senate's tax overhaul plan. 

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The Latest: Sanders says Trump, Franken cases are different Video included

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The White House says there's a difference between the sexual assault allegations against President Donald Trump and Democratic Sen. Al Franken.

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The Latest: Leaders praise Jackson after health disclosure

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he's been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself to physical therapy.

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The Latest: Company: Spill controlled and no public threat Video included

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AMHERST, S.D. (AP) - TransCanada Corp. says its Keystone pipeline has leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota. 

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Montana US Senate hopeful received California tax breaks

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana U.S. Senate hopeful Troy Downing has been receiving California tax exemptions for claiming his house near San Diego as a primary residence.   

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Montana's jobless rate remains at 3.9 percent in October

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana's unemployment rate remained at 3.9 percent in October, maintaining the level it has been for most of this year.

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