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Park County Sheriff's Office searches for suspect involved in car chase Video included

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The Park County Sheriff's Office needs your help in searching for a suspect involved in a car chase two days ago.

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The 39th annual Art in the Park in Anaconda

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ANACONDA- The 39th annual Art in the Park got underway in Anaconda this weekend. The three day event took place at Washoe Park in Anaconda. The director of the Copper Village Museum and Arts Center Marylynn McKenna said the event is huge for the town and people look forward to it all year. 

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Hikers find decomposed body near Gates of the Mountain Video included

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Lewis and Clark County sheriff's office is investigating a death after two hikers found a body near Gates of the Mountain Friday evening. Sheriff Leo Dutton tells us the body was found to the north of gates of the mountains. Dutton said they can't determine the gender because the body was so badly decomposed. He added the body was probably out here for a week or more and it is unclear of the age of the person. Search and rescue crews had to be deployed to retrieve the body because of...

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Small wildfire burning south of Big Sky

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A small, lighting-caused wildfire is burning south of Big Sky. 

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Road closed in Butte leading to the M

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BUTTE - The road leading to the M has been closed off due to people leaving trash, beer cans and drug paraphernalia on the trail. When Parks and Rec. Director J.P. Gallagher arrived at the gate Friday, the gate was vandalized and rammed open. 

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EPA finishes Norris Labs clean-up; water tests show no contamination

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The clean-up of a dangerous chemical lab in Norris ended Friday, as the EPA and DEQ put the final touches on the Norris Labs site.

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Montana Greens ordered to disclose signature effort details

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana's commissioner of political practices says the Green Party violated campaign laws by failing to report the cost of signatures gathered by a political consultant to put the party on the ballot.

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Burnt burger triggers fire response

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The Missoula Fire Department responded to a call at an apartment building on West Spruce Street Friday after someone left a pan on the stove. 

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Fire camp set up near Darby for Reynolds Lake Fire

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Extra hot shot crews and five helicopters are working to suppress a wildfire on the Montana-Idaho border.

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Your Montana Garden: Bugs!

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Seeing some six-legged critters in your garden? Bugs can be friend and foe - Bill Caras has tips on how to handle aphids and more.

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"Badly decomposed" body pulled from Clark Fork River

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Law enforcement officials are trying to determine the identity of a body pulled from the Clark Fork river yesterday. 

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Libby fire burning 1.5 miles away from WR Grace vermiculite mine

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Kootenai National Forest officials say multiple agencies responded Thursday when the fire started. The fire is 1.5 miles away from the former W.R. Grace vermiculite mine, and it's a high priority to keep the fire away from the old mine.

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State no longer seeking death penalty in deputy killing

The state of Montana is no longer seeking the death penalty in the case of a man charged with accessory to the shooting death of a sheriff's deputy in May 2017.

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Missoula man again charged with death of son in 2008

A Missoula man whose conviction for killing his 3-month-old son in 2008 was overturned has again pleaded not guilty to deliberate homicide.

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Commissioners order judge to follow county policies

Missoula County commissioners are hiring a new administrator for its justice courts to address the high turnover rate, lack of training and violations of county policy in one judge's court.

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Illegal campfire extinguished on Wild Horse Island

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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens extinguished an illegal campfire on Wild Horse Island State Park, Thursday. 

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Montana unemployment dips to 3.8 percent in June

Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.8 percent in June, the lowest rate in nearly 11 years.

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Montana quadriplegic athlete's camper trailer stolen in Utah

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A paraglider and athlete from Missoula reported that his pull-along camper was stolen in Utah. Joe Stone travels around the country competing in triathlons, paragliding and doing outreach for people with disabilities. 

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Street Art with Unique Artists Video included

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5 local artists with disabilities were commissioned to brighten up downtown Great Falls with their painting skills.  Taking VSA ( Very Special Artist ) classes at Paris Gibson has taught the students to learn anything from making ceramics to painting.  All of this is thanks to Easter Seals-Goodwill, who aids not only in the artist's classes, bu their lives as well.  Each side of the traffic box that is painted is by a different artist, including the top. I... More>>

Flushing acid down the toilet: lab cleanup forces US 287 shutdown and town evacuation

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Some of the chemicals at the lab in Norris were so volatile that the risk of transporting them was too great, and experts decided to do a controlled detonation at the site of the lab.

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Montana’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.8%

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Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montana’s unemployment rate dropped again for the second straight month, down to 3.8% for the month of June. The U.S. unemployment rate rose to 4.0% in June.

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Missing Stevensville woman found

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UPDATE: Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton says that the missing Stevensville woman was located on Thursday evening by Ravalli Co. Search and Rescue and the Ravalli Co. Sheriff's Office.

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NFL, NFLPA freeze anthem rules amid backlash to Miami policy

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 The NFL's two-month old national anthem policy is on hold. 

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Adams Center sees increase in ticket scams Video included

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Over the last several years, the University of Montana Adams Center ticket office has seen an increase in counterfeit tickets. 

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Explore Montana's beauty and win prizes with #mymontanafwp contest

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Win bragging rights and other prizes with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' new #mymontanafwp contest.

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Golden Spike marks finish of 50-mile Bitterroot bike trail

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People in Western Montana are celebrating the final piece of the puzzle as the 50-mile bike trail that connects downtown Missoula to Hamilton is complete.

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Flathead Cherry Festival kicks off in Polson

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Sat., July 21 kicks off the annual cherry festival in Polson. Flathead Cherry growers are hoping their profit margins are a little sweeter this year.

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Missing person reported in Flathead County

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Sheriff Chuck Curry says Alex Ruth Beltran was last seen driving her 1998 Light Green Toyota Rav 4, with Montana plate 785019A.

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Sugar Ray and The Wallflowers headline Billings music festival Video included

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The Wallflowers and Sugar Ray will headline the annual Elk River Reunion music festival in Billings this weekend.

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Special Olympian speaks out after baseball bat attack Video included

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The Special Olympian who was severely injured by after an assault  in June is talking about his recovery.

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Inaugural Beards, Brews and Bikes motorcycle rally kicks off in Butte Video included

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BUTTE - The first ever Beards, Brews and Bikes Motorcycle Rally got underway Thursday in the Mining City. The Butte Civic Center parking lot was filled with volunteers setting up all day Thursday.

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$4.2 Million in Infrastructure Grants awarded to Montana Airports

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $659.8 million in airport infrastructure grants, the second allotment of $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for numerous Montana airports.

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Southwestern Montana town evacuated in chemical lab incident Video included

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The small unincorporated community of Norris, near Bozeman, is reopened after authorities evacuated it on Tuesday while explosives were removed from a laboratory. 

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Officer tases 77-year-old after being assaulted over a beer

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The complaint states that the defendant Ronald Lee Taylor, 77, of Billings hit a Billings Police Officer after she took away his beer.  

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Fire danger 'VERY HIGH' in Kootenai National Forest

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The Kootenai National Forest increased fire danger to 'VERY HIGH' Thursday afternoon. 

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UPDATE: Missing 13-year-old girl found

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HAMILTON - The Ravalli County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing teenager. She's believed to have run away from her Corvallis home on Wednesday night, possibly accompanied by another runaway. 

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Beighle flips commitment from Carroll to Tech

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This week recent Sentinel High graduate and Spartans hoops star Sam Beighle decommitted from Carroll College in favor of Montana Tech. The reigning Gatorade Player of the Year for boys basketball in Montana originally committed to the Saints in September of 2017 but made the change of heart public on Wednesday with a simple "Roll Diggs" post on his twitter account.

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Reynolds Lake Fire grows to 1,000 acres

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The Reynolds Lake Fire along the border of Montana and Idaho border has grown to 1,068 acres as of July 19, as over 80 firefighters work to contain the blaze.  The fire located about 35 miles southwest of Darby, MT was pushed by strong westerly winds, growing mostly on the east and south sides of the fire up to the already burnt area left by the 2011 Saddle Fire. The west side of the fire has not expanded as much due to retardant lines dropped yesterday by air tankers....

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DOJ announces multiple arrests through "Project Safe Neighborhoods"

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MISSOULA, MT – Today, United States Attorney Kurt Alme and Missoula County Attorney Kirsten Pabst announced the preliminary results of a collaborative effort to reduce violent crime in Missoula County under the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative, including the court appearances and arrests of 15 subjects facing federal or state charges for trafficking methamphetamine, illegally possessing firearms, robbery, aggravated assault, and partner or family member assault.

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Changes coming to Endangered Species Act to reduce "unnecessary burden" on agencies

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The Department of Interior Thursday, alongside the Department of Commerce and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, announced proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act, specifically related to listing/de-listing species and the designation of critical habitat.

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Trump visit expenses near $80K for local, state agencies

President Donald Trump's visit earlier this month to Great Falls cost local, county and state agencies about $80,000.

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State appeals ruling that blocks Green Party ballot access

The state is appealing a judge's order to remove Montana Green Party candidates from the November ballot because they did not gather enough signatures to qualify.

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Augusta rodeo postponed from flooding set for weekend

The Augusta American Legion Rodeo is planned for this weekend after it was postponed when the western Montana town flooded last month.

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US Interior watchdog investigating Zinke's role in land deal

The U.S. Interior Department's internal watchdog has opened an investigation into Secretary Ryan Zinke's involvement in a land deal with the head of an energy services company that does business with the agency.

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Man pleads not guilty to beating Special Olympian with baseball bat

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A Missoula man accused of beating a Special Olympian pled not guilty during a court hearing on the morning of July 19.  Paul Ekstedt faces up to 20 years in prison and/or a $50,000 if found guilty of charges of felony assault with a weapon. 

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Montana Crime Lab report shows dramatic increase in meth and heroin

“The State Crime Lab’s annual report confirms what we already knew:  Montana is in the midst of a substance abuse crisis,” Attorney General Tim Fox said.

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Hundreds bus to Sheryl Crow Concert Video included

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A local restaurant provided a shuttle service from Downtown Missoula to the Kettlehouse amphitheater on Wednesday. 

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17th annual The Event at Rebecca Farm is here again

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About 600 competitors are competing in the nation's top equestrian competition in Kalispell. They will battle in three disciplines: dressage, cross-country and show jumping.

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Watch Out for Football Ticket Scams

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According to the BBB Scam Tracker, football fans reported losing nearly $4,000 to football related scams last year.

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Performers spark conversation about water conservation - through movement

Synchronized swimmers perform their movements - portraying their relationship with water - for the performance art piece "The Symphonic Body/Water" in Belgrade. July 18, 2018. Synchronized swimmers perform their movements - portraying their relationship with water - for the performance art piece "The Symphonic Body/Water" in Belgrade. July 18, 2018.
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A performance traveling through southwest Montana hopes to open the floodgates of conversation about water and its impact on us… through the use of movement. 

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House candidate in Montana says no to Pelosi as leader

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Democratic U.S. House candidate Kathleen Williams says, if elected, she will not support Nancy Pelosi as the party's leader in the House. 

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Sick bald eagle rescued from Flathead Lake shore

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A quick-thinking couple helped get a sick bald eagle to help, according to wildlife officials. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say that on July 12, the pair were boating on Flathead Lake when they saw an eagle hop out to the shore to drink water and hop back into the grass.

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U.S. House passes bill to support ICE

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A divided House has approved a symbolic Republican measure that praises U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement and ridicules Democratic efforts to abolish the agency.   

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Montana Supreme Court orders new trial in Billings homicide

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The Montana Supreme Court ordered a new trial in a Billings homicide, ruling the defendant was wrongly denied the opportunity to question whether the state's key witness was under the influence of methamphetamine and could accurately recall the details of the shooting.

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Female grizzly euthanized after fall in Glacier park

A female grizzly bear was euthanized after suffering severe injuries in a fall in Glacier National Park.

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Music, food, and a wife-carrying competition? Big Sky Country State Fair kicks off in Bozeman

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BOZEMAN - It's the season for fried foods, sky-high thrills, and nights under the stars. On Wednesday, July 18th, the Big Sky Country State Fair opened its gates in Bozeman to welcome five days of family fun. New this year? A wife-carrying championship. The Finnish sport works just how it sounds: husbands carry wives – normally upside down – through an obstacle course. The fastest duo wins $200 along with the wife's weight in beer.

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Montana's representatives, residents react to Trump's Putin remarks

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A summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin has united American politicians in support of U.S. intelligence agencies. On Monday in Helsinki, Finland, President Trump held a joint press conference with Putin, in which he said he trusted Putin's denial of involvement and doubted the findings of his own intelligence agencies. Those American agencies, in the last 18 months, have released extensive evidence that Russia interfered in the U.S. election of 2016...

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UPDATE: Vice President Pence coming to Billings one day later

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America First Policies has announced a new date for Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Billings on their website.

The Vice President will now be in Billings one day later, Wednesday, July 25th.

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GoFundMe started for girl hit by car on North Reserve

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A family member has started a GoFundMe page for the 12-year-old girl hit by a car on North Reserve Street in Missoula on July 16.  The page is asking for donations for Aiyana, who was hit by a car while walking through a crosswalk. She was life-flighted from Missoula to Spokane Sacred Heart Children's Hospital.  She faces injuries including a severed carotid artery in her neck, a fractured pelvis, a broken wrist, and numerous abrasions and cuts.  According to th...

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About 7,000 apply for Wyoming 22 grizzly hunting tags

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has received about 7,000 applications for the state's first grizzly bear hunting season in 44 years.

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Judge won't dismiss Downing's hunting violations case

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A judge has rejected a motion to throw out several charges alleging former U.S. Senate candidate Troy Downing bought less-costly in-state hunting and fishing licenses when he was not a Montana resident. Downing argued the case was based on mistakes made by accountants who prepared his taxes listing him as a California resident. 

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New playground planned for Bozeman sports park

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A new playground is coming to Bozeman! The new playground was voted on by Bozeman residents and will be placed at the new Bozeman sports park that is currently under construction. 

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Murder-suicide suspected in deaths inside Helena home

Investigators believe a man shot and killed a woman before turning the gun on himself inside a Helena home.

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Montana Treasure: Iris the Osprey and nest cam

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MISSOULA - One Montana mom is known around the world. She only lives in the state in the summer, and her home is streamed online 24 hours a day.

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Russell Elementary School modular buildings demolished Video included

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Demolition crews tore down two modular buildings at Russell Elementary School on the morning of July 18, to improve safety and security for students.  The modular buildings were added to the school in 1974. Missoula County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Thane said that these buildings were old and in disrepair, and created a safety hazard for students and faculty. 

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Proposal to ban dogs from barbershops shot down

Public comment from enthusiastic pet owners helped shoot down a proposal to ban dogs from barbershops and salons in Montana.

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Updating Your Backyard Video included

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It's summertime, which means it's your opportunity to make some long needed changes to your backyard.  For many, trying to find where to start is the hardest step.  Ironically, that first step starts with you.  More>>

BOLO issued for armed man, woman believed to be in danger

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The United States Marshals Service issued a Be On the Lookout for a man charged with aggravated assault and tampering with a witness.  

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Travel tips for sold-out Sheryl Crow show at Kettlehouse Amphitheater Wednesday

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Sheryl Crow will be live at the KettleHouse Amphitheater, here’s what to know if you are going.   

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Avoid becoming a lightning statistic with these resources Video included

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July in Montana is considered the most dangerous month to be outside, with powerful thunder and lightning storms slamming the state. 

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Preparing for wildland fires in Western Montana

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Fire season starts, after multiple reports of wildfires across Western Montana. 

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New Ridge Waters park in Butte accepting scholarship donations Video included

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BUTTE - Ridge Waters Water Park has been open in the Mining City for a little more than two weeks. In those two weeks, Ridge Waters has received more than 200 applications for their scholarship program. The program was designed to allow all children to be able to enjoy Ridge Waters, regardless of their financial situation. 

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Protest in Bozeman after Trump says he trusts Putin over U.S. intelligence

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Bozeman resident Rae English says it was jarring seeing President Trump stand beside the leader of Russia and seemingly dismiss U.S. intelligence. So jarring, it compelled her to organize an impromptu protest in Bozeman.

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Restrictions lifted on most of region’s fishing access sites

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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has lifted walk-in restrictions on all but two of its south-central Montana fishing access sites that were flooded earlier this year. 

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Crews fighting lightning-caused fire in Northwest Montana

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80 firefighters are working to contain a lightning-caused wildfire in the Kootenai National Forest. 

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Police say Jermain Charlo disappearance could be kidnapping Video included

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MISSOULA - Police released new information and new photos showing what Jermain Charlo was wearing before she disappeared on June 16 in Missoula. Det. Guy A. Baker said Tuesday that police are still searching for the woman, who was last seen near downtown Missoula late that Saturday night. 

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Four heroin arrests made in Bozeman, 156 grams seized Video included

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Monday was a busy day for heroin busts in Bozeman, as four people in two cases were arrested for possessing the highly addictive drug.

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Scott Street to close through September for water main installation

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Starting on July 23, residents of the north side of Missoula may have to take detours on their commute as workers begin installing a new water main.  Knife River Estimator & Project Manager Justin Hubbard said in a press release that the installation of a water main will require a detour of Scott Street that will last through September 7.

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Family donates $1.8M to upgrade high school auditorium

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana family has donated $1.8 million to upgrade an 86-year-old auditorium in the Great Falls Public Schools system. The Great Falls Tribune reports the Great Falls Public Schools Foundation on Monday announced the donation from Ian and Nancy Davidson to upgrade the auditorium at Great Falls High School. The donation will be used to finance the architectural and engineering design, equipment purchases and construction costs associated with a massive upg... More>>

Investigation criticizes Missoula County justice of peace

An investigation into the operation of one of Missoula County's justice courts found the judge was frequently late for work or absent and had employees walk her dog and put court fees in an unlocked box on her back porch.

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2 areas of Montana face moderate drought

Two areas in northern Montana are in moderate drought condition, with the rest of the state seeing near normal precipitation.

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Glacier National Park lifts tent camping restrictions

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Glacier National Park officials have lifted tent camping restrictions enacted last month after a grizzly bear became accustomed to people.

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Data breach threatens Bozeman utility customers

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A data breach targeted thousands of Bozeman residents who paid utility bills through the city's Click2Gov system.

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Young girl hit by car on North Reserve Street; in serious condition

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A girl suffered serious injuries on Monday, after Missoula police said that she was hit by a car on North Reserve Street. That crash happened near Traveler's Inn Motel just before 5 p.m.

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Many Missoula neighborhoods are missing sidewalks

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Residents in the North and West side of Missoula are missing sidewalks. At the current budget, city officials say it would take 80 to 100 years to complete. 

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Crews respond to wildland fires, urge caution in Western Montana

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Two different fire agencies were called to separate wildland fires in Western Montana, Monday. Both are now urging caution as fire danger increases in the region.

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Airfare Prices Soaring Video included

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According to the International Air Transport Association, jet fuel has gone up roughly 55% since last year.  In addition, Delta Airlines is expecting its fuel to cost approximately 2 million dollars more than compared to last year's price tag. As a result, Delta Airlines will be cutting and downsizing flights in the fall in order to help combat the higher fuel costs and will begin with the less popular routes.  In other words, your flight could potentially be&nb... More>>

Well-known Cody businessman, Joe Boydston, remembered after deadly motorcycle crash Video included

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People in Cody are honoring a well respected businessman Tuesday. Joe Boydston, owner of Joe’s Auto, was killed in a motorcycle accident north of Cody late last week.

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7,000 stolen dog tags

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GREAT FALLS- For almost two weeks, the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office has been searching for any signs of a stolen military bag taken on the Fourth of July. 

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Bullock appointed chairman, will lead National Governors Association

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The National Governors Association gavel will soon be passed to Governor Steve Bullock. He is set to take the lead position as chairman. The NGA is a bipartisan organization made up of many United States governors. Through the organization, the governors share best practices, speak about national policies and develop innovative solutions. Governor Bullock has served as vice-chair for the last year.  In a few days, he will will travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico for the NGA  s... More>>

No special session, republicans fail to get enough votes

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The votes are in. Despite many republican's efforts, there will not be a special session of the legislature.   Secretary of State Corey Stapleton reports that 45 lawmakers supported the session, while 71 rejected it. GOP  lawmakers were looking to counter two proposed citizen ballot initiatives. They needed 76 yes votes.   Senate President Scott Sales says he's not surprised they didn't get enough signatures, because in his words-- it was a heavy lift. However, he say... More>>

Two dead in Helena, investigation underway

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The Helena police department is investigating after two bodies were discovered inside a home along Hannaford Street. According to Lieutenant Jayson Zander, police were called to the scene around 10 a.m. Monday. When they arrived, they found the bodies of a man and a woman. 

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L.A., San Francisco, Portland: Bozeman Airport adds daily, nonstop flights

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BELGRADE - Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport continues its growth with the announcement of flights from Bozeman to three new daily, year-round destinations. United Airlines recently announced it has added daily, non-stop flights to its California hubs in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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Glacier Park lifts tent camping restrictions, warns of bears

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GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - Park officials are lifting a restriction on tent camping in the Many Glacier campground, although they warn that a overly friendly bear could still be in the area. Glacier Park initially restricted Many Glacier campground to only hard-sided campers after a June 29 incident between two campers and a small grizzly. 

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Identity released of body found Saturday

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According to Sergeant Tony Jensen on Saturday, at approximately 3:59 PM Billings Police and AMR responded to a report of a body that had been located in the bottom of a drainage near Bowman Drive.

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Bozeman says security breach stole some utility customers' credit cards

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BOZEMAN - The city says some customers that used its Click2Gov utility payment system in 2017 may have had their credit information stolen.

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Republicans fail to get enough votes for special session

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Republican lawmakers failed to get enough support to call a special session to consider referenda to counter two proposed ballot initiatives.

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One runner finishes the Missoula Marathon while pregnant

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Over in Missoula, one of the largest events of the year, the Missoula Marathon, kicked off Sunday morning for the 12th straight year. A runner from Seattle was running the race for two.

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Missoula firefighters revive cat after structure fire

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Sunday morning, Missoula Rural Fire District responded to a structure fire on Baywood Court. 

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How to survive tick season in Montana

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National tick bite prevention experts say a particular product can help keep ticks away. The product is called permethrin and it’s a plant-derived pesticide.

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How about running a marathon pregnant?

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One of the largest events of the year, the Missoula Marathon, was Sunday for the 12th year. But one runner did pregnant. 

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One dead after rollover crash outside Missoula

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A 45-year-old man is dead after a rollover crash outside Missoula Sunday evening.

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Too Hot to Play Video included

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Due to being smaller, infants and young children get hotter much quicker when exposed to the heat.  In addition to this, children active in sports tend to get hotter and more dehydrated than those who aren't as active.  An overexposure to heat can cause a variety of problems, including heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat rash, etc.  Follow this link for the signs and symptoms of each, as well as how to combat the warmer temperatures.   https://www.cdc.... More>>

Drunk driver crashes going 100 MPH on I-15

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 Witnesses say the driver was traveling over 100 MPH and tried to light a cigarette, causing her car to go over the median and roll over.

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Driver not wearing helmet in fatal Lolo crash

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According to Montana Highway Patrol, a 20-year-old Missoula man is dead after crashing his motorcycle just after 8:00 pm Friday. The accident happened on US Highway 93 southbound near Lolo. According to troopers, the driver failed to negotiate his Harley Davidson at a lefthand curve, and struck the concrete barrier. 

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Bands travel across country to perform in Butte Video included

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In Butte, day two of the Montana Folk Fest got underway Saturday afternoon. Despite the hot sun, people turned out in crowds to listen to music and eat good food. One band came all the way from New York to perform for the Mining City. And the heat... didn't slow anyone down.  "We are more grateful than you can imagine to be here, and it just reminds us that doing music despite all of the hardship is so valuable and so important and we are thrilled to be doing it for al...

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Owner of burned truck surprised by incident

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Cody Jackson, the owner of a pick up truck that caught on fire on I-90 going westbound toward Laurel Friday, July 13th, says he was taken completely by surprise by the incident. 

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Former teacher may have probation revoked on sex offense charge Video included

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According to published reports, Converse County prosecutors allege Katie Marcus, who pleaded guilty in 2016 to a 2013 a sex crime, has repeatedly violated terms of her probation. 

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Missing rafter found dead near north end of Yankee Jim Canyon

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Park County Sheriff's office identifies deceased rafter pulled from the Yellowstone River Friday morning.

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Man stabbed multiple times in Helena

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An early morning stabbing Friday sent one man to the hospital with several stab wounds. According to the Helena Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of 11th Avenue just after 1:30am.  A press release states there was a physical altercation involving several people, with one man being stabbed several times with a knife.  Everyone involved has been identified; no arrests have yet been made. The investigation is ongoing.   

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Video goes viral about Bozeman man's flag

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A Bozeman man says he came home on Tuesday and found a note on his door asking him to take down his American flag. 

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Yellowstone construction worker knocked over by bison

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - A bison attacked a construction worker in the park this week, according to park officials.

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12-year-old girl missing in Kalispell

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KALISPELL - Police are asking for help finding a 12-year-old girl who hasn't been seen since July 6. 

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Great Falls Family in Need After Devastating House Fire Video included

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Sleeping in… cuddles with mom… it all started out as a typical Sunday morning for the Lawhon family. Until things took a very different turn…

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Bail set at $5 million for captured fugitive in Bozeman Pass incident

LIVINGSTON - The man who led more than 100 officers on a 36-hour manhunt in the woods faces a $5 million bail. Shaunesy Cole appeared in a Park County court on Friday.

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124th Annual Trapshooting Tournament Video included

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The 124th Annual Trapshooting Tournament is underway and will continue throughout the rest of the weekend!  Being a family-friendly environment with several different events, including the Butte Metal shoot this Saturday, the trapshoot tournament is an experience worth making.  Traveling every year, the tournament won't be back in Great Falls until 2022 for its 128th year.  More>>

Billings tattoo shop selling tickets for Friday 13th fundraiser to benefit YWCA

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Billings tattoo shop Rise Again Tattoo is hosting another Friday the 13th event. But since April's event was so popular, you'll have to purchase a ticket for today's fundraiser beforehand.  Rise Again Tattoo This month, all proceeds benefit the Billings' YWCA and its new transitional housing.  Tickets cost $13, plus $7 tip. Contact the shop to purchase a ticket. They have an allotted 75 slots for every two hours. More>>

Bozeman Pass fugitive will be charged with attempted homicide, police say Video included

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BOZEMAN - A man who led authorities on a 36-hour manhunt in a rural neighborhood will face attempted homicide charges for shooting at deputies. Shaunesy Cole was initially wanted on suspicion of DUI, but fled from arrest in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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UPDATE: Missing Butte woman found

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A missing Butte woman has been found.

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Monday night shooting victim identified, had order of protection against him

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Just before 11:00 Monday evening, an altercation shut down the parking lot to 2J's Fresh Market on Smelter Avenue in Great Falls.  Great Falls Police, Great Falls Fire Rescue, and Great Falls Emergency Services all responded. As of 11:30pm, the parking lot is still blocked off by crime scene tape with several officers on the scene.

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Manhunt subject arrested near Bozeman Pass with K-9 unit

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After evading arrest for a day and a half, a fugitive is arrested in a rural neighborhood near Bozeman. Police say the suspect, Shaunesy Cole, fled arrest after being pulled over for suspected DUI in the early hours of Wednesday morning. They believed him to be armed and dangerous and on the loose in the Quinn Creek neighborhood near Bozeman Pass. On Thursday afternoon, a K-9 unit helped track down Cole after a woman reported that he tried to break into her house. Officers said the...

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Montana man imprisoned for rape, kidnap of girl loses appeal

A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a 23-year-old man in the kidnap and rape of a 4-year-old girl on Montana's Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

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Deputies will enter homes in search for armed man near Bozeman

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Deputies are taking the search for an armed and dangerous man door-to-door Thursday near Bozeman.

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Giant Springs Elementary School UPDATE Video included

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At nearly 60,000 square feet and with the ability to accommodate 500 students, Giant Springs Elementary gearing up to open its doors for the 2018-19 school year. Overall, the school has a very open and dynamic layout, with ample line of sight view. Each and every detail was researched and thought through with the student and staff in mind. An example of this would be the placement of the school.  Being set back farther away from the sidewalk allows the staff to have... More>>

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One week ago from today, President Trump visited the Electric City to endorse Republican Senator candidate Matt Rosendale.  Due to his visit not being related to a campaign, the city and county had to pay for just about everything.  Currently, the city of Great Falls hasn't released any numbers regarding president Trump's visit, however, Cascade County totaled their cost up to $17,500.  This number was tallied up by taking into account both expenses and revenue recei... More>>

Consumer alert: Latches on cedar chests pose suffocation risk

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging millions of people to replace or repair the locks on their cedar chests, because of suffocation hazards.  "Lane" or "Virginia Maid" chests are the ones in question, because their lids automatically lock when closed. They're often handed down generation to generation or purchased secondhand. According to the CPSC, 14 kids suffocated between 1977 and 2015 after being locked inside the chests. 12 million of ... More>>

Behind the Gibson Park Flower Garden Video included

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Out of the many parks throughout the city of Great Falls, Gibson Park stands out for a pretty unique reason. It’s flower garden. And it’s all thanks to one gardener.  Samantha Clark, the lone gardener, shows her green thumb off every day by tending to the flowers throughout the garden.  Her story started a couple of years ago. With over 10 years of work experience in landscaping, Samantha decided she wanted to change things up a little bit. However... More>>

Teen starts her own ice cream truck business

It’s a dream many of us have had at one point another, living a life where you work for yourself. For many people, that dream is just that. But thanks to a little support from Dad, 19-year-old Bailey Scott is living the dream. 

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Search underway for armed suspect near Bozeman Pass

The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office is looking for an armed suspect after a shootout with police officers late overnight.

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Cost of President Trump's visit for Cascade County

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Cascade county has released their estimated expense and income report from President Trump's visit to Great Falls. 

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Plentywood gets smacked with 2 storms in 90 minutes; Majority of town sees damage Video included

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PLENTYWOOD - A massive storm in northeastern Montana has caused serious damage to the town of Plentywood.  Taylor Ordahl, a local photographer, told us the storm hit hard for about 15 minutes before rearing it's ugly head again another 45 minutes later. "We could see it building as we were driving into town. It started pouring as we pulled into our driveway.  We watched everything happen from our bay window in our kitchen.", said Ordahl After the first storm hit ...

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MADE fair expanding to Bozeman

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The MADE fair, one of Montana's biggest events for local and regional craft businesses, just got a bit bigger by adding an autumn event in Bozeman. According to a press release, the 2-day Bozeman MADE fair is scheduled for October 20-21, at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse on the Montana State University campus.  HandMADE Montana, the organization that is hosting the event, already has three other annual MADE fairs, including an early summer event at Caras Park in Mi...

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Staying safe in a tornado Video included

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As severe thunderstorms swept through northeastern Montana on Monday night creating damage, the National Weather Service issued one tornado warning that night. 

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Terek fire still burning from hot temperatures Video included

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Driven by hot temperatures and low humidity is causing a fire burning in North Central Wyoming to grow in size. 

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GoFundMe created for one-week-old baby killed in North Dakota tornado

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The baby was the son of Marisa Reber and Will Maguire and was hurt after the tornado flipped their mobile home over.

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Montana Folk Festival 2018 kicks off Friday Video included

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BUTTE - The city is preparing for a weekend of music, food and fun for this year's Montana Folk Festival. Six stages will encompass Uptown, with stages on Granite and Copper streets and a Dance Pavilion stage. Festival goers can expect to hear a combination of blues, bluegrass and New Orleans brass bands this year. You can also expect to see some favorites from festivals past. Festival Director George Everett said, "The bands are new every year, we try not to repeat. It's been ... More>>

Two booked on homicide charges in Missoula

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Two people are being held in the Missoula County Jail on homicide charges after an incident Monday evening. 

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Murder investigation underway on Rocky Boy's Reservation

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FBI Public Affairs specialist Sandra Barker has confirmed with KFBB that a murder investigation is currently underway on the Rocky Boy Reservation.   "The FBI and the Rocky Boy’s Tribal Police are investigating what appears to be the homicide of an adult female," says Barker. She says the body was found July 7th in Box Elder.  It identity of that female is unknown.  Barker goes on to say there is no threat to public safety at this time, and becau...

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Montana actress named to "Best American Actors Under 30" list

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One of Montana's own was named to a list of "Best American Actors Under 30," along with notables like Jennifer Lawrence, Elle Fanning and Zoey Deutch. 

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Father dead, son in jail after stabbing in Whitefish

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A father is dead and his is son is in jail after an stabbing incident in the Whitefish area Monday.

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Reconstruction of historic Sperry Chalet begins

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Reconstruction of the historic Sperry Chalet has begun in Glacier National Park. Park Superintendent Jeff Mow and his team welcomed the construction crew on Monday.

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Great Falls Shooting Video included

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Shortly before 11 P.M. last night, shots were fired at the 2 J’s Fresh Market on Smelter Avenue sending one to the hospital.  Access to the parking lot was blocked off following the response of the Great Falls Police, Fire Rescue and EMS. Authorities confirm that a man was shot several times, sustaining non-life threatening injuries. His current condition is unknown at this time. Witnesses say they saw someone being carried away on a stretcher as well as ... More>>

Methane fire at waste water plant under investigation Video included

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A fire caused by a methane leak at the waste water plant is under investigation. 

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Dozens injured after storm hits RV park in North Dakota

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Dozens of people are injured after severe weather hit Watford City, North Dakota early Tuesday morning. The McKenzie County Sheriff's Office reports at least 28 people were injured, three people were flown by air ambulance and at least six people are in critical condition. Watford City is about 50 miles from the Montana border. According to the sheriff's office, the storm hit an RV park and trapped multiple people. McKenzie County Sheriff's Office Right now, there are widesp... More>>

Missoula Police looking for armed and dangerous man

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Authorities in Missoula are searching for a man, who they consider to be armed and dangerous. Missoula 911 sent a text alert just before 9 p.m. on Monday, saying that Missoula Police were searching for the 31-year-old man, who was allegedly involved in an assault.

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Montana Treasure: Roadhouse Diner's Creative Burgers in Great Falls

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It’s a little place with big taste in Great Falls. Roadhouse Diner makes what people say are the freshest burgers around, and they have the awards to prove it.  Walk in and you’ll be greeted with a big hello by servers, you can hear burgers sizzling, fires frying, and people chatting. 

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The Latest: Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

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President Donald Trump is nominating influential conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court further to the right. 

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Priests at Trump Rally

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GREAT FALLS- The four priests from the Great Falls-Billings Diocese have been trending on social media since President Trump’s visit to the Electric City. Claims were made when the men were seen smiling and laughing as President Trump made controversial remarks.  

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Phase Two of East Helena Viaduct Construction starts

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Phase two of the East Helena Viaduct construction project began on Monday.   Our Bliss Zechman is at the site where officials told her this newest leg of the project is just one step in improving safety on what is known as a dangerous stretch of highway in the area.   The area is prone to speeding and wrecks. The Montana Department of Transportation is hoping this project will help fix some of those problems. MDT’s plan includes several installation and repair pro... More>>

Sasquatch warnings posted in Northwest Montana

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MISSOULA -  "SASQUATCH WARNING: Due to the increasing flows in the Yaak River, sasquatches are coming down from the high country to feed on fish and vegetation at the river's edge."

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Oregon fugitive charged for burying baby alive near Missoula

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MISSOULA - A man charged with leaving a baby buried in the woods near Lolo Hot Springs also faces several charges in Oregon.

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Montana Hall remodeling to improve access for people with disabilities

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Now, MSU is improving one of its most historic building, Montana Hall, to make it accessible for people with disabilities.

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Vandals spray-paint a family dog in Helena

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One dog in Helena was left traumatized after criminals spray-painted the pup from nose to tail. Our Bliss Zechman explains how the lab and his family are turning this horrible situation into a positive one for other pups. 

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President Trump's rally results in priest controversy

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GREAT FALLS- The aftermath of President Trump's rally on July 5 created a stir on social media about four Catholic priests who attended the rally and sat near the front row.

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Sheriff's deputies find baby buried alive near Lolo Hot Springs

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The Missoula County Sheriff's Office says one man is now facing criminal charges after a baby was rescued from being buried alive in the mountains.  Around 8 pm on Saturday, July 7th, 911 received a call that a man was acting strangely in the Lolo Hot Springs area. 

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Police: Woman thought demons were chasing her, drove into oncoming traffic

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A press release from the Park County Sheriff's Office states on Saturday, July 7th around 11 am, a distraught woman called 911 because she believed people were following her and trying to kill her. 

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As Montana heats up..could your car be a death trap? Video included

Hot cars can be dangerous and sometimes even deadly especially in the summer months when the weather continually rises. 

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Teen Jobs Going Downhill Video included

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We all remember our first summer job growing up, whether it was life guarding at the city pool or a cashier at the local market. However, teens in today's society aren’t too interested in making a little extra cash. According to a new report by the Pew Research Center, summer jobs occupied by teens has actually decreased since the year 2000.  At the beginning of the century, roughly 8 million teens worked a summer job. That number has dwindled down to app... More>>

40-year-old Idaho man identified in fatal accident

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Montana Highway Patrol has confirmed the victim in a fatal accident early Sunday morning is a 40-year-old Idaho man. According to MHP, the man was driving a Yamaha Sport motorcycle westbound on US Highway 2. He was wearing a helmet, and speed is suspected to be a factor. Troopers tell us the accident happened right on the state line in Lincoln County just before 3:00am.  

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Neptune Aviation says 7 of 9 aircraft are fighting wildfires already Video included

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MISSOULA - Though summer has just arrived for most of Montana, Neptune Aviation is already sending in resources to suppress fires across the West. Seven of the company's nine aircraft are fighting fires from the sky.

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Helena woman finds her dog spray-painted red, white and blue on the Fourth of July

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A Helena woman says she found her dog spray-painted red, white and blue on the Fourth of July. She created a GoFundMe page to raise $100 for vet bills and the cost of a new collar.

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Tester discusses impact of tariffs on Montana agriculture Video included

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While President Trump was in Great Falls, Democrat Jon Tester was in Billings for a listening session. The topic –  the impact of tariffs on Montana businesses.

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One person arrested in fight with protesters at Trump speech

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At a protest in Great Falls, men and women, young and old, and, surprisingly, liberals and conservatives stood...

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President Trump: The Day, The Speech, The Reaction Video included

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"Just making America safe again. You know really all those things they are doing at our borders with security and ICE, it impacted me the most I believe," says Great Falls Resident Patrick Bryan.  That's just one takeaway from Thursday's historic speech, which covered a wide range of topics. Some were expected, others not... but just about everything President Trump said brought a strong reaction from the crowd.  

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Officials urge people to leave baby animals alone Video included

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At first glance, it can be hard to resist rescuing a baby animal left alone in the wild, but Zoo Montana director Jeff Ewelt says most of the time these baby animals are not alone.

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Candidate Rosendale tries the Commander-in-Chief burger Video included

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Just about every Republican candidate running for a seat was in Great Falls Thursday, including Matt Rosendale. Before the big rally, Rosendale was invited to try a once-in-a-lifetime burger from the famous Roadhouse Grill.

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The Latest: Trump campaigns for Matt Rosendale in Great Falls

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While rallying in Montana, President Donald Trump is claiming the Democratic Party's new platform is to "abolish ICE," the acronym for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Montana mental health council accused of fraud

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A 55-year-old Montana mental health counselor has been accused of fraudulently billing Medicaid about $73,500 for services she never provided and listed some recipients who were never her clients.

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Event guidelines for President Trump's visit at Great Falls Video included

If you're making your way to President Trump's rally at the expo center, expect tight rules and strict regulations for the event. 

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Cascade County Sheriff says President visit will be expensive

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Sheriff's departments from around the state are sending staff to help provide security at Donald Trump's visit. The Cascade County sheriff says it might be a big expense for the county.

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President Trump campaigns for Matt Rosendale in Great Falls Video included

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Right now Republican Matt Rosendale is looking to unseat Democratic Senator Jon Tester from his third term. 

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Police reach Statue of Liberty base climber

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NEW YORK (AP) - A person has climbed the Statue of Liberty's base on the Fourth of July shortly after the arrests of several people who hung a banner calling for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement from the statue's pedestal.  

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Cemetery walking tour reveals some of Bozeman's best-kept secrets

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It’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Bozeman, and Jessica Jones is at the cemetery. Jones is a tour guide for Ghosts of Bozeman’s Past, a walking history tour through the Sunset Hills Cemetery. Every Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day (with a few additional dates scattered later in the year), Jessica or one of her colleagues leads a tour to help locals and visitors uncover the unknown history of Bozeman. “Public education is really important,” Jones said,... More>>

President Trump's Visit to the Electric City Brings Mixed Emotions Video included

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President Trump is touching down tomorrow afternoon in the Electric City; bringing mixed reactions from the community.  One simple question was asked… “How do you feel about President Trump visiting Great Falls?” Some were excited to hear what the president had to say. Others… not so much. Statements such as, "I’m not going to go see him, I can tell you that much," or "I’m not too excited cause I don’t like him. ... More>>

Renovations underway at Billings airport Video included

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Renovations are underway at Billings Logan International airport. 

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President Trump's visit impacting Great Falls

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With President Donald Trump's visit slated for July 5, Great Falls is filling up with visitors. Local hotels say they're fully booked.

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Report says Montana has a positive outlook on renewable energy

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A new report says with a few infrastructure changes, Montana could increase its power output by nearly 360 megawatts in a few years, making Montana wind more enticing to outside states looking for renewable energy.

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Caught on Camera: Driver hits bear in Swan Valley

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A Helena man says a black bear came out of nowhere when it jumped in front of his car on Highway 83 in the Swan Valley, Sunday.

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What you need to know ahead of President Trump's Great Falls visit

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Cascade County Sheriff releases message for those planning to attend President Trump political rally in Great Falls on Thursday.

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Reminder that all fireworks are banned from National Forest lands

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Fireworks are banned on national forest land - and we used a sparkler firework to show how small sparks can quickly ignite a grass fire.

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Great Falls Budget Proposal Video included

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During a city meeting last week, a budget was proposed by City Manager Greg Doyon for roughly $118 million dollars. While this might seem sufficient, it’s actually on the low end of what’s needed in the Electric City.  Due to budgeting, the Great Falls Morony Natatorium, as well as a local golf course, could potentially be shut down at the end of this year.  Two of the local golf courses here in Great Falls have been requested proposals. If nob... More>>

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  • Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

    Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-07-21 22:13:02 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 12:59 AM EDT2018-07-22 04:59:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). A man looks at an idled duck boat in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Branson, Mo. One of the company's duck boats capsized Thursday night resulting in several deaths on Table Rock Lake.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). A man looks at an idled duck boat in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Branson, Mo. One of the company's duck boats capsized Thursday night resulting in several deaths on Table Rock Lake.
    A private inspector says he warned the company operating duck boats in Missouri about serious design flaws, less than a year before the accident that killed 17 people.
    A private inspector says he warned the company operating duck boats in Missouri about serious design flaws, less than a year before the accident that killed 17 people.
  • Family, home still unfamiliar to Honduran baby

    Family, home still unfamiliar to Honduran baby

    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:31:48 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 12:41 AM EDT2018-07-22 04:41:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Esteban Felix). Adalicia Montecinos holds her year-old son Johan, who became a poster child for the U.S. policy of separating immigrants and their children, at a restaurant in Yojoa, Honduras, Friday, 20, 2018. Johan arrived in San Pedro Sula...(AP Photo/Esteban Felix). Adalicia Montecinos holds her year-old son Johan, who became a poster child for the U.S. policy of separating immigrants and their children, at a restaurant in Yojoa, Honduras, Friday, 20, 2018. Johan arrived in San Pedro Sula...
    A baby who came to embody the Trump administration's family separation policy is back with his parents in Honduras after five months.
    A baby who came to embody the Trump administration's family separation policy is back with his parents in Honduras after five months.
  • Survivor recounts boat accident that killed 9 family members

    Survivor recounts boat accident that killed 9 family members

    Saturday, July 21 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-07-21 04:18:42 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People pray outside Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator involved in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Branson, Mo.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People pray outside Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator involved in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Branson, Mo.
    More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.
    More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.
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  • BOLO issued for armed man, woman believed to be in danger

    BOLO issued for armed man, woman believed to be in danger

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:39 PM EDT2018-07-18 16:39:01 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. - The United States Marshals Service issued a Be On the Lookout for a man charged with aggravated assault and tampering with a witness. According to the US Marshals, Marco Antonio Guzman fled the Libby, MT area with Sandra Carris. Guzman is believed to be armed and dangerous. Carris is not believed to be a willing participant in the travel and has been listed as a missing endangered person. 

    MISSOULA, Mont. - The United States Marshals Service issued a Be On the Lookout for a man charged with aggravated assault and tampering with a witness. According to the US Marshals, Marco Antonio Guzman fled the Libby, MT area with Sandra Carris. Guzman is believed to be armed and dangerous. Carris is not believed to be a willing participant in the travel and has been listed as a missing endangered person. 

  • Ryegrass Coulee fire near Vantage now fully contained

    Ryegrass Coulee fire near Vantage now fully contained

    Thursday, July 12 2018 1:48 PM EDT2018-07-12 17:48:43 GMT

    VANTAGE, Wash. - Firefighters say the Ryegrass Coulee fire burning near Vantage is now 100 percent contained, days after the blaze first broke out late Monday night. The fire burned a total of 1,612 acres. It destroyed one outbuilding and damaged a barn, but no homes were lost. All evacuation orders for the town of Vantage were lifted around 7 p.m. Wednesday evening.

    VANTAGE, Wash. - Firefighters say the Ryegrass Coulee fire burning near Vantage is now 100 percent contained, days after the blaze first broke out late Monday night. The fire burned a total of 1,612 acres. It destroyed one outbuilding and damaged a barn, but no homes were lost. All evacuation orders for the town of Vantage were lifted around 7 p.m. Wednesday evening.

  • It's 7-11! It's FREE SLURPEE DAY!

    It's 7-11! It's FREE SLURPEE DAY!

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-07-11 12:31:45 GMT

    Hey! It's gonna be hot today! Leslie Lowe thinks it'll be about 83 degrees today. Couldn't you use a nice treat to cool yourself down? 7-Eleven has you covered today! For years, the convenience store chain has been giving away free Slurpees on July 11th, because you know... 7-11!  All you have to do is visit a participating 7-Eleven between 11am and 7pm (see what they did there?), and you can help yourself to a free small Slurpee!

    Hey! It's gonna be hot today! Leslie Lowe thinks it'll be about 83 degrees today. Couldn't you use a nice treat to cool yourself down? 7-Eleven has you covered today! For years, the convenience store chain has been giving away free Slurpees on July 11th, because you know... 7-11!  All you have to do is visit a participating 7-Eleven between 11am and 7pm (see what they did there?), and you can help yourself to a free small Slurpee! 

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  • Missing person reported in Flathead County

    Missing person reported in Flathead County

    Friday, July 20 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-07-20 13:33:44 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-07-20 13:33:44 GMT

    Sheriff Chuck Curry says Alex Ruth Beltran was last seen driving her 1998 Light Green Toyota Rav 4, with Montana plate 785019A.

    Sheriff Chuck Curry says Alex Ruth Beltran was last seen driving her 1998 Light Green Toyota Rav 4, with Montana plate 785019A.

  • Libby fire burning 1.5 miles away from WR Grace vermiculite mine

    Libby fire burning 1.5 miles away from WR Grace vermiculite mine

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:53 AM EDT2018-07-20 15:53:59 GMT
    photo courtesy: John Blodgett, The Western Newsphoto courtesy: John Blodgett, The Western News

    Kootenai National Forest officials say multiple agencies responded Thursday when the fire started. The fire is 1.5 miles away from the former W.R. Grace vermiculite mine, and it's a high priority to keep the fire away from the old mine.

    Kootenai National Forest officials say multiple agencies responded Thursday when the fire started. The fire is 1.5 miles away from the former W.R. Grace vermiculite mine, and it's a high priority to keep the fire away from the old mine.

  • Flushing acid down the toilet: lab cleanup forces US 287 shutdown and town evacuation

    Flushing acid down the toilet: lab cleanup forces US 287 shutdown and town evacuation

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:08 AM EDT2018-07-20 05:08:06 GMT
    Missoula County Explosives Ordinance Disposal Team preparing for action. July 17, 2018. Photo credit: EPAMissoula County Explosives Ordinance Disposal Team preparing for action. July 17, 2018. Photo credit: EPA

    Some of the chemicals at the lab in Norris were so volatile that the risk of transporting them was too great, and experts decided to do a controlled detonation at the site of the lab.

    Some of the chemicals at the lab in Norris were so volatile that the risk of transporting them was too great, and experts decided to do a controlled detonation at the site of the lab.

  • Crews fighting lightning-caused fire in Northwest Montana

    Crews fighting lightning-caused fire in Northwest Montana

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 2:27 PM EDT2018-07-17 18:27:06 GMT

    80 firefighters are working to contain a lightning-caused wildfire in the Kootenai National Forest. 

    80 firefighters are working to contain a lightning-caused wildfire in the Kootenai National Forest. 

  • Police say Jermain Charlo disappearance could be kidnapping

    Police say Jermain Charlo disappearance could be kidnapping

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 1:58 PM EDT2018-07-17 17:58:15 GMT

    MISSOULA - Police released new information and new photos showing what Jermain Charlo was wearing before she disappeared on June 16 in Missoula. Det. Guy A. Baker said Tuesday that police are still searching for the woman, who was last seen near downtown Missoula late that Saturday night. 

    MISSOULA - Police released new information and new photos showing what Jermain Charlo was wearing before she disappeared on June 16 in Missoula. Det. Guy A. Baker said Tuesday that police are still searching for the woman, who was last seen near downtown Missoula late that Saturday night. 

  • Video goes viral about Bozeman man's flag

    Video goes viral about Bozeman man's flag

    Friday, July 13 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-07-13 22:49:39 GMT

    A Bozeman man says he came home on Tuesday and found a note on his door asking him to take down his American flag. 

    A Bozeman man says he came home on Tuesday and found a note on his door asking him to take down his American flag. 

  • Finally, indisputable proof: Bigfoot spotted in northern California

    Finally, indisputable proof: Bigfoot spotted in northern California

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    ROSEVILLE, Cali.- There is new, indisputable proof that Bigfoot exists, and has been spending most of his time in northern California. The footage was sent to a Paranormal group by a photographer/videographer who specializes in aerial videography using a quadcopter. A quadcopter is a drone that is lifted and propelled by 4 rotors.
    ROSEVILLE, Cali.- There is new, indisputable proof that Bigfoot exists, and has been spending most of his time in northern California. The footage was sent to a Paranormal group by a photographer/videographer who specializes in aerial videography using a quadcopter. A quadcopter is a drone that is lifted and propelled by 4 rotors.
  • "Badly decomposed" body pulled from Clark Fork River

    "Badly decomposed" body pulled from Clark Fork River

    Friday, July 20 2018 3:56 PM EDT2018-07-20 19:56:28 GMT
    Clark Fork on May 18 (file photo)Clark Fork on May 18 (file photo)
    Clark Fork on May 18 (file photo)Clark Fork on May 18 (file photo)

    Law enforcement officials are trying to determine the identity of a body pulled from the Clark Fork river yesterday. 

    Law enforcement officials are trying to determine the identity of a body pulled from the Clark Fork river yesterday. 

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