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Hundreds evacuated due to Lolo Peak Fire Video included

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About 700 homes have now been evacuated because of the 18,000 acre Lolo Peak Fire.

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Evacuations expand in Ravalli County and Florence Video included

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Due to expected extreme fire behavior this afternoon, the evacuation order area in Ravalli County has been expanded to include residents west of Florence Carlton Loop from Tie Chute Lane south to Holloway Lane.  

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What's a total solar eclipse and why this one is so unusual

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic. What makes Monday's eclipse so special is that it will cut diagonally across the entire United States.

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Fire smoke costs business thousands of dollars Video included

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Seeley Lake is usually a busy tourist town with folks spending plenty of time having fun on the water.  However, this year the fires in the area have created thick smoke scaring people away.  This isn’t helping local businesses, especially Moose Jergesen’s.  

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Montana wildfire grows, destroys 2 homes

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LOLO, Mont. (AP) - A wildfire has destroyed two homes in Montana after jumping control lines. Missoula County officials said Friday the homes were among 750 that had been evacuated earlier.

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Gov. Bullock announces Montana’s unemployment rate remains at ideal levels

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Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montana’s unemployment rate remained at 3.9% in July. The U.S. unemployment rate declined by 0.1 percentage point to 4.3% after a slight uptick last month.

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The Latest: Conference of Mayors supports anti-hate pact

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The U.S. Conference of Mayors says more than 250 of its members have signed on to a compact designed to combat hate, extremism and bigotry.

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Ex-assistant principal's license suspended over photos

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LAUREL, Mont. (AP) - A school official says a former Montana middle school assistant principal had her educator's license suspended after sending partially nude photos to a 17-year-old former student.

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Two homes lost in Lolo Peak Fire, evacuations expand

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Missoula County Sheriffs now confirm two homes were lost overnight in the Lolo Peak Fire.  

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One arrested while opposing confederate fountain removal

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The City of Helena has begun removing a monument to Confederate soldiers that has been in a park in Montana's capital city since 1916.

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Police on the scene of Missoula homicide, two in custody

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The Missoula Police are actively engaged in a homicide investigation in the 1900 block of Strand Ave. On August 17, police arrived after a report of a home invasion burglary/stabbing that allegedly occurred July 23.  Evidence of other crimes, including a homicide, were discovered by police after entering the home. 

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City of Helena begins removing Confederate memorial Video included

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The City of Helena has begun removing a monument to Confederate soldiers that has been in a park in Montana's capital city since 1916.

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Lolo Peak Fire expands, takes buildings with it Video included

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For a month now, the Lolo Peak Fire has been burning. 

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Missoula Animal Control helping place animals during evacuations

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The Lolo Peak Fire raging on at 15,000 acres and in close proximity to Highway 93 is putting hundreds of people out of their homes. For people with pets, this puts them in a tough spot. Animal Control has stepped up and is offering shelter options. The staff there have been working extremely long hours as they've been flooded with calls from residents wondering what to do with their pets and livestock. Animal Control is housing cats and dogs at their facility. Fo... More>>

High school girl plays running back for football team

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One Iowa high school is excited about a freshman running back playing for its football team this year. But this player stands out from the rest. 

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Can you take pictures of the solar eclipse? Yes, but take proper precautions

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As you may know, if you look at a solar eclipse without proper eye wear it can do serious damage to your eyes. 

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Blue Bay fire moving upwards toward the Blue Bay and East-shore Community areas.

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The Blue Bay fire on the east shore of Flathead Lake began moving upwards in the late afternoon. Lake County Disaster Emergency Services issued a Level 1 Evacuation notice to the Blue Bay Recreation Site and Blue Bay and East-shore Community areas August 12. The notice is intended to prepare people for an evacuation in the event. Homes and other outbuildings are approximately 1/2 mile from the fire and are not immediately threatened. To reduce the risk to firefighters and public, th...

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Update: Evacuation orders are now in effect for the Florence area west of Hwy 93

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Evacuation orders have been issued for teh Florence area west of Highway 93. The Missoula County Sherrif's office issued the evacuation shortly after 12PM this afternoon. Residents in the area can call 258- INFO (4636) for evacuation information. We will provide more updates as they become available. More>>

Former Griz coach present during terror attack

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Former Griz basketball coach Wayne Tinkle is in Spain this week and was very close by as the terror attack in Barcelona unfolded Thursday. 

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Governor Bullock issues statement on removal of Confederate Memorial in Montana

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In the wake of a decision to remove the last remaining Confederate memorial in the Rocky Mountain Northwest, Bullock calls on nation’s leaders to “act like our kids are watching” during times of divisiveness.

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One dead, two injured in three separate calls for Gallatin County Search and Rescue

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Gallatin County crews responded to three separate search calls Wednesday.

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Montana students will travel to Wyoming to livestream the eclipse

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Some Montana students are traveling to Wyoming Thursday to watch the solar eclipse, but that won't be all they're doing.  Students will be launching giant balloons thousands of feet into the air to livestream aerial video footage so other people can watch it too. The team going to Fort Laramie, Wyoming is made up of students from all across the state who are participating in the University of Montana based Montana Space Grant Consortium.  

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Eclipse Scams: Rentals

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 Everyone across the United States is marking their calendars for the solar eclipse- including scammers.

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Structure fire along Garfield St.

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According to Battalion Chief Derek Mullins, early Thursday evening the Missoula Fire Department responded to reports of smoke and flames from the roof of a single story shop. 

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Two teens in hospital after fight at MontanaFair

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Two teenagers are in the hospital after a fight MontanaFair late Tuesday night. 

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New evacuations ordered near Lolo Peak fire for 300-400 homes

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As many as 300 to 400 residents in Lolo were told to leave their homes immediately on Wednesday night due to increased fire activity on the Lolo Peak fire.  The Missoula County Sheriff's Office issued evacuation orders for people and homes from mile marker 31.5 to 29.5 on both sides of Hwy 12. This includes Fort Fizzle to Balsam Root Road on both sides of Hwy 12, as well as portions of Mormon Creek Road past and including Vann Drive.  Residents must check in at t... More>>

More evacuations, new Red Cross shelter in place in Missoula for Lolo Peak fire

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A new Red Cross shelter is in place for those impacted by the Lolo Peak fire.  

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Woman finds long-lost engagement ring... around a carrot

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(CTV Network) A long-lost engagement ring has beat the odds. 

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Montana's entire wildfire reserve budget will be spent this week

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As of Wednesday Montana has spent more than $168.5 million on wildfires that have destroyed more than 400,000 acres of land. 

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Helena Commission votes to remove Confederate monument Video included

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In Helena Wednesday, the City Commission listens to both sides of public opinion regarding the only Confederate monument in the Northwest.

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Governor Steve Bullock signs two measures for safety and tribal tourism

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Governor Steve Bullock signed two bills at the Pablo Tribal Complex, Wednesday morning.

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Couple has "made it" in Townsend glass shop Video included

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Jim and Terry Gundersen opened Goose Bay Handblown Glass in 2002... with one goal in mind: "We always felt like we will have arrived once we start finding our glass at garage sales." Jim, a former blacksmith, had no problem transitioning into the business. Terry... well, she sacrificed a lot of sleep.  "The difficult part was that I was still working as a nurse, 12 hour night shifts, and then I would blow glass during the day," says Terry. Jim chimes i...

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Attorney General Fox Asks Congress to Amend Sex Trafficking Law

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The Montana Department of Justice sent out a press release stating that Attorney General Tim Fox joined 49 other state and territorial attorneys general in a bi-partisan coalition urging Congress to amend the Communications Decency Act (CDA) to clarify that states, localities, and territories retain authority to investigate and prosecute facilitators of child sex trafficking wherever they operate, including online. 

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We look into what "alt left" means

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We wanted to understand what the “alt left” meant and what it meant in Montana. 

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The Latest: Trump disbands manufacturing council

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President Donald Trump says he's ending a pair of White House advisory councils that were staffed by corporate chief executives.

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Scholars say Trump went afoul in lumping Lee with founders

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They were both were great generals. Both Virginians. Both came from slave-owning plantation families. Is it really so far-fetched to put Robert E. Lee in the same category as George Washington, as President Donald Trump did Tuesday?

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Northwest Montana fair is in town!

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Admission for children is four dollars and adult tickets are seven dollars.

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Montana veteran returns flag of fallen Japanese soldier to family Video included

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It's been 73-years since US Marine veteran and Montanan Marvin Strombo found the flag on the body of a fallen Japanese soldier in Saipan. The flag, similar to Japan's flag, was a traditional gift to Japanese servicemen, especially during World War II. 

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University of Florida denies white nationalist event

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A supporter of a group headed by white nationalist Richard Spencer vowed to file a lawsuit against the University of Florida after the school denied a request to rent space on the campus for an event next month.

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Radio host sues neo-Nazi website for linking him to bombing

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Muslim-American radio host is accusing the publisher of a notorious neo-Nazi website of defaming him by falsely labeling him the "mastermind" of a deadly concert bombing in England, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.

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The Latest: Two juveniles cited for Negligent Arson in Clarkston Fire

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A fast-moving grass fire near Three Forks was threatening structures Monday afternoon and the Gallatin County sheriff's office asked some residents to evacuate.

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Survivalist Next Door: A tour of a modern-day prepper property

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You've heard the terms: survivalists, preppers. They're people who actively prepare for major disasters. But this way of life is not what it used to be. Angela Marshall introduces us to the 'Survivalists Next Door.'

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Breaking: U.S. Coast Guard reports downed Army Black Hawk helicopter off Oahu

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This morning the U.S. Coast Guard is reporting a downed a Army Black Hawk helicopter off Oahu. 

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Daniel Craig will once again play James Bond

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Daniel Craig has confirmed he will once again play James Bond. 

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Pit bulls take on snakes to save kids

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Two pit bulls in Florida are credited with saving two young children from a venomous snake. 

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  • 1 of 2 escaped inmates captured in Portland

    1 of 2 escaped inmates captured in Portland

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 11:58 AM EDT2017-08-16 15:58:00 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. - One of two inmates who escaped while assigned to a firefighting crew in south-central Washington state was arrested in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday morning. KATU-TV reports that the other escaped inmate is still at large. Police say Tyray Munter and Maksim Petrovskiy escaped from the Goldendale Department of Natural Resources fire crew at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

    PORTLAND, Ore. - One of two inmates who escaped while assigned to a firefighting crew in south-central Washington state was arrested in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday morning. KATU-TV reports that the other escaped inmate is still at large. Police say Tyray Munter and Maksim Petrovskiy escaped from the Goldendale Department of Natural Resources fire crew at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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    Meet the Woman Behind ''Taylored Living Magazine''

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  • Coal cars derail in northwest Montana

    Coal cars derail in northwest Montana

    Monday, August 14 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-08-14 22:28:39 GMT

    NOXON, Mont. - Montana Rail Link confirmed approximately 30 coal cars derailed Sunday night in northwest Montana.  Bonner County Emergency Management says MRL told them the derailment happened at around 11:00 p.m. near Noxon, Montana. There were no injuries and the train was not hauling hazardous material, according to Jim Lewis with MRL.  

    NOXON, Mont. - Montana Rail Link confirmed approximately 30 coal cars derailed Sunday night in northwest Montana.  Bonner County Emergency Management says MRL told them the derailment happened at around 11:00 p.m. near Noxon, Montana. There were no injuries and the train was not hauling hazardous material, according to Jim Lewis with MRL.  

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