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Despite threats, Capitol workers feel safe

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HELENA, Mont.- A major threat to the state capitol as a man is taken into custody after telling police he was planning to "shoot up" the building.  Police say he may have been on his way to the capitol when he was caught. On Tuesday, the man told officers he planned to shoot up the Capitol the next day. Teams in Bozeman and Helena worked together to identify the suspect-- a 40-year-old Belgrade man. Yesterday they learned he had left Belgrade on his way to Helena. H... More>>

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Update: Fatal crashed reported in Pondera County

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Montana Highway Patrol responded to a fatal vehicle accident Tuesday morning in Pondera County near the Heart Butte area. The accident took place on Heart Butte Road right in front of the U.S. Postal Office. The call came in over dispatch about 5:30 a.m. and took MHP troopers almost two hours to respond to the scene. Right now it is unclear what caused the accident or if anyone else was hurt or killed. We are working to find out more details.

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MAGIE expo is here in the Electric City Video included

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Its that time of year Again for those who are looking to buy that new tractor they have been eying all year or just to get some financial advice for anything Ag-related and MAGIE is the place to be. Thursday kicked off the event at the Montana Expo Park is where you can talk to over 300 vendors selling everything from handheld tools all the way to monster truck sized tractors. This year is the opportunity for farmers, ranchers or just people who love agriculture, to learn about the n... More>>

Montana's little learners

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Your child's preschool education could be getting a big boost thanks to the Governor. This week Bullock announced more funding for high-quality preschool. Over $1.3 Million in supplemental funding is going towards more at risk Montana children.

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New Park District public hearing set

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The Great Falls City Commission is releasing an updated proposal for a park district. This new version comes after the first proposal did not make it past voters last year. The biggest change is the amount of money the city is asking for. Instead of 2.27 million dollars from the taxpayers, it will be 1.5million dollars. Meaning the maximum property owners will pay in a year would be roughly 22 dollars a year, or less than 2 dollars a month. The parks department says this proposal n...

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Man trying to buy tires arrested for forgery

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Troy Allan Nelson has been arrested for Forgery and Elder/Persons With Developmental Disabilities Abuse after allegedly trying to buy tires with an 86 year old woman's check. 

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Update: One man is in custody after ATM theft

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The suspects got away after leading officers with the Lewis and Clark county Sheriff's Department on a dangerous chase along Lincoln Road after they broke into the Causeway Chalet and stole the bar's ATM.

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New improvements planned for Historic 10th Street Bridge Video included

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Preservation Cascade Inc. has big plans for the Historic 10th Street Bridge, but they need your help and support! Those plans include a complete trail across the Bridge by 2020, installing railings, and incorporating the River’s Edge Trail with the Historic Bridge. To help out, start by attending the upcoming annual meeting, taking place Monday, January 22nd at 7:00pm in the Civic Center Gibson Room. After a brief business meeting, folks can enjoy talks by Public Works Directo...

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Students teach winter safety

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HELENA, Mont- What would you do if you fell through the ice or were stranded in your car during a winter storm? Well, kids with the Peak program in Lewis and Clark County know just what to do in just about any winter weather crisis. The Peak program gives exceptionally gifted students challenging educational opportunities like this. Tanner and his group came up with a skit which instructed a person on what to do if someone injures their vertebrae while skiing. "What do i do now... More>>

Hawaii alert scare not likely to happen in Montana

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The short answer from the folks in charge of emergency management here, is that its very unlikely Hawaii's situation would happen in Montana because of the stark differences in the state's sizes. "One thing that's unique about Montana is the emergency notifications are sent out at the local level, so its the responsibility of our local disaster emergency services coordinator to send out those notifications," said Montana Disaster and Emergency Services Response and Recovery... More>>

Tier 3 sex offender updated address

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Raymond LaFranier is a Tier III sex offender and has updated his address within the city limits of Great Falls to 809 13th St. SW.

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Masked men rob Subway, force clerk into freezer

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Last night at around 9:30 pm, the 911 dispatch in Helena received a report of a robbery that happened approximately 20 minutes prior at the Subway Restaurant at 3048 N Sander. 

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Back Attorneys: Benefis destroyed evidence Video included

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As we first reported on kfbb.com,  the case surrounding Belt Football Player Robert Back and Benefis Health System was focused on the legal responsibility of Athletic Trainer Jessica Hansen,  in the game that ultimately lead to Back being deemed a quadriplegic. As of Friday, we're learning a new legal battle is brewing over whether or not Benefis purposefully destroyed evidence. To catch up on the timeline of this case: in September of 2014, Robert Back collapsed after ha...

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Pet of the week: Jinx

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This week KFBB is featuring Jinx as our Pet of the Week. She's available for adoption right now at the Maclean Animal Adoption Center (MAAC) in Great Falls. Jinx is a 6-year-old cat who is shy, very sweet and is missing some parts which make her unique. “So she does like to hide at first but then once she feels more comfortable she will come out. and she is declawed on all four of her feet, so she would not do best outside,” says Erin Doran Besides missing all of her cl... More>>

Miss Rodeo Montana excited for what future holds

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Every year at the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals, a new Miss Rodeo Montana is crowned. and this year, Kaitlin Kolka, a 23-year-old from southeastern Montana was crowned. She says it's an honor because this has been a dream of hers for most of her life. “It is incredible, I set a goal at four when one of the Miss Rodeo Montana's really inspired me and to have that come to fruition is just incredible, I’m so excited to promote the sport of rodeo,” says Kaitlin Kolka... More>>

Community comes together to help a family in need

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The young man's name is Landon Vallier and he is a trooper and he has been fighting leukemia since October. He was diagnosed with the disease right after his 8th birthday. The family has been traveling back and forth to Seattle for treatments and its gotten quite expensive and Saturday over 60 local businesses came together to help Landon and his family with some of those expenses. Businesses like Morning Light and Pasta Montana donated items so that the Boys Scouts of Am... More>>

17-year-old dies of hypothermia in Blaine County

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A 17-year-old male was found dead in a field near Highway 2 Thursday morning.

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Zinke makes changes to Interior Department

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Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has new plans for his department, which oversees all national parks, monuments, and land, these plans could change the structure and possibly the access to those federal lands. According to a Washington Post article, the Secretary's plans would change the way the federal government manages more than 500 million acres of land and water and could potentially relocate tens of thousands of the interiors workers. The proposal would divide the U.S.. in...

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United Way looking for classroom volunteers Video included

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Looking for more volunteer opportunities to fulfill your New Year’s Resolution? United Way of Cascade County wants your help! 22 teachers throughout the Great Falls community are currently looking for volunteers to help in the classroom. UWCC Marketing Director Kim Skornogoski says there are many different opportunities, ranging from reading to 3rd graders to helping 6th graders with math. And with the new semester beginning January 22nd, now is the perfect time to sign up. Fo...

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Update: One man in custody after incident puts Whittier on lock down

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A large police presence at Whittier Elementary School in Great Falls Monday afternoon at least one man in police custody.  The KFBB newsroom received initial reports at about 3:20pm. According to Great Falls Police, an incident outside of the school involving at least one man with a weapon led to the school being put on a temporary lockdown.  Witnesses at the scene tell KFBB the man was not cooperating with police, and was hiding inside a parked car. Police then had to sma...

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Another Special Session of Congress possible

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According to a report by Montana Public Radio, Department of Revenue Director Mike Kadas believes Montana only has two tough options because of the Federal Tax Bill passed just before Christmas. If a session isn't called, Montana will have a $46 million hole in its budget for 2018, or it could face lawsuits from taxpayers. That being said, The Revenue Department says they are working closely with legislators and the Governor Steve Bullock to fix the issue. Ultimately the only person...

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One killed, one injured in Helena car crash

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One woman is dead after a wreck near Helena. According to the Helena Police Department, the accident happened around 8 p.m. We're told the car was being driven by the woman when it went off the roadway and slammed into a tree. The woman was taken to the hospital where she later died. A man who was also in the car was injured but is expected to be fine. HPD speculates the crash may have been caused by a medical episode involving the driver. The name of the victim was not immediately re... More>>

One dead, one injured in Belgrade shooting

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One person is dead and another is injured after a shooting in Belgrade. According to the Belgrade Police Department, officers responded to the call around 9 in the morning on Sunday. When they arrived, they found one person was unresponsive and another was injured. The victim was quickly taken to the hospital. Police say a suspect was identified and arrested. Right now there is no threat to the community. No names have been released until family can be notified.

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Two more Kmarts to close in Montana

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Sears Holdings, Kmarts parent company, has announced the closure of 64 stores nationwide plus another 39 Sears store.  As of today, Montana was home to 3 Kmarts, but come April that number will be whittled down to one.   

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No injuries reported in multi-car accidents

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Three separate accidents have 1 lane shut down on SB side of 15th St.  All 3 accidents involved multiple cars. 

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Woman steals more than $1,000 from Walmart

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A Great Falls woman is now facing a theft charge, after being accused of stealing more than $1,000.00 from Walmart. An employee at the store on 10th Avenue, Matthew Pellitteri, said that a fellow employee, Stephanie Summers, purchased items back in November 2017. Summers later brought a receipt from the transactions to the store on two different occasions and executed a return of the items. Summers, however, didn't actually return the items. Instead she took a total of $1,578.64 in c... More>>

Liberian refugee sworn in as Helena Mayor

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Helena officially has a new mayor and his first order of business is to deal with the mounting snow problem in the Capital city. 

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Strangulation charges filed against man in Great Falls

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A man in Great Falls is now facing a strangulation charge, after allegedly beating up his girlfriend with his kids in another room. On January 1st, officers responded to an assault call in the area of Central Avenue and 6th Street North.  Upon arrival they spoke with two children who said  they tried to wake their dad, Brent Ruiz, up to celebrate the New Year with them. They say he became agitated and started swinging his arms, telling the children to leave h...

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US coal mining deaths surge in 2017 after hitting record low

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The nation's coal mines recorded 15 deaths last year, including eight in West Virginia. 

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Man dies in avalanche near Cabin Creek

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An avalanche kills a man Tuesday night near the Cabin Creek area. 

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Blizzard warning in Browning

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Blowing snow has caused blizzard-like conditions in Browning and has even shut down some roads and the Blackfeet Nation has declared a weather emergency. 

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Avalanche leaves semi stuck and highway closed for several hours

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An avalanche occurred Friday across highway 200 near mile-marker 55 off of Mineral Hill in Powell county. The highway was closed for several hours as first responders had to dig out a semi and a pickup truck stuck in the snow. The pictures that are linked to this story of the semi truck were posted on Facebook page by Zach Muse, fire chief of the Lincoln Fire Department. It was only the nose of the semi that was partially buried by the avalanche. According to Chief Muse the...

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MDT looking for rest stop vandal

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The Montana Department of Transportation is looking for a person of interest in a fire at a rest stop in Divide. We're told the fire did more than $7,000 in damage. This isn't the first fire MDT has had at rest stops. In fact, the department says there has been a string of 12 fire at 8 differing rest areas. The most recent blazes have been in Bozeman, Butte, and Troy. If you have any information or can help identify the person in the attached photo, you're asked to contact Mike ... More>>

MDT list some highways as "severe driving condition"

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Road conditions throughout the state are still relatively bad. Overnight snow and wind have forced some roads to put under what the Department of Transportation calls "severe driving conditions." According to Montana Highway Patrol, over the past 24 hours they have responded to over 300 accidents statewide, only 8 were classified as injury and none were fatal. Brandi Hamilton of MDT said, "When we are advising folks that traveling can be difficult and that they can run... More>>

Ex-deputy sheriff of Pondera County: Chasing Suta's seat

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According to the Facebook of Ross Drishinski, he has filed to run for the Pondera County Sheriff position on Thursday. Ross is an ex-deputy in the county who was relieved of his duties last summer. In the post, he thanked people for his support for running. He said in the post, " Our sheriff's department has lost the faith of the citizens of Pondera County through poor leadership. I intend to gain that trust back by having/showing respect, integrity and professionalism."... More>>

Class is in session

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Following a story we first brought to you last summer the first ever school for children with autism in Montana is finally able to open their doors.  Sense-Ability INC.

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Growing the city

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Every year the Great Falls Development Authority brings businesses from all over central Montana together to figure out ways to economically expand right here in the Electric City. 

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Benefis introduces the new Da-Vinci Surgical System

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Having surgery is always a painful experience and often recovery time can last for months but what if we told you that Benefis has a new piece of technology that will get you back on your feet faster. Benefis introduced the Da-Vinci Surgical System that is designed to make minimally invasive surgery a little easier. This robot allows surgeons to reach places they might not be able to reach with there hands. Of course, such a machine does come with a multi-million dollar price tag but... More>>

Malmstrom receives new weapon to arsenal Video included

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It's the job of thousands of people to keep Malmstrom Air Force Base safe but there are a few jobs that just can't be done by humans. With that Malstrom has added a new k-9 to there arsenal. His name is Kay is the newest member of the 341st Security Forces Squadron and this is also his first duty job. His handler, Senior Airmen Ben Huntley, said this his third dog he ever handled and is extremely lucky to have added such a great dog on the team More>>

33rd Antique Tractor and Toy Show

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This event brings together families, friends, and collectors of all ages.  You can buy, sell, and trade an array of items.  Doors open at the Trades and Industry Building at 9 am to - 6 pm Friday and again Saturday.  Admission is $4/ person or $10/ family. More>>

New developments in the Michael Echeverria kidnapping case

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Echeverria appeared in Cascade County court Wednesday to hear his trial date, which is set for June 4th. Robert Fuentes, his friend that was arrested after Echeverria's bail hearing for tampering with a witness, asked the state to reduce his bail from $70,000 to $10,000. After Judge Parker heard several arguments from both the state and the defense including Fuentes being under house arrest in California. The judge decided to keep his bail at the $70,000. Judge Parker said he would re...

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Malmstrom AFB has multiple lines of defense for emergency alerts

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Malmstrom Air Force Base has commented on how they would deal with emergency alerts like the one in Hawaii. The base works closely with the city, state, and federal government regarding emergency alerts like the one Hawaii received, and this ensures the base can confirm the threat is real, before stepping into action. Here is the statement from Malmstrom. “Malmstrom air force base works closely with the city and state who have their own notification system regarding emer... More>>

Winter Trails Day

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The 12th annual Winter Trial Day will be on February 3rd. If you ever wanted a chance to learn about snowshoeing or cross-country skiing this is your chance.  

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Man accused of assaulting a toddler

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Shadow Shayne St. Germain is accused of assaulting a child under the age of 3. 

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Lt. Bob Rosipal files for Cascade County Sheriff

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As candidates make their name known across the state right here in Cascade County there might be a new sheriff in town. 

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Man with past ties to the KKK runs for office

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Jon Abarr is a Republican turned Democrat, but is not garnering any love from his new party because of his former ties to the KKK

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Second fatal accident in two days Video included

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Wednesday marks the second day in a row someone has died on Montana roads, this time in Toole County.The accident happened on I-15 in Oilmont, MT. The call came in over dispatch around 7:30 Wednesday morning. It took crews about 5 minutes to get to the scene. The responding Trooper is the same one that responded to the accident in the Heart Butte area that claimed the life of another person on Tuesday. It's not clear on what caused the accident either of those accidents or if anybody... More>>

Bleskin Motors gives back in a big way Video included

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Bleskin Motor company presented a check for $2,800.00 to the Great Falls Public Schools Foundation food pantry. For every vehicle sold during the holiday season, Bleskin gave $100 toward the organization. Dave Crum said every year around this time donations seem to slow down but this is a great way to kick off the new year and help hungry students get the meal they need. Crum says, "people forget about when January and February come along and those students still need assistance... More>>

Witness: Woman was screaming for help before police arrived

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One man is accused of assaulting a woman as she screamed for help. 

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Police: Fourth victim in sexual assault/incest case a minor

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Incest and sexual assault are the charges one man is facing after he was allegedly found fondling two children. 

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MHP Trooper facing PMFA charges Video included

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A Montana Highway Patrol trooper is facing partner family member assault charges after court documents said he shoved the victim to the ground. The victim said Trooper Michael George Flood was upset with her because she spoke to others about his personal business. Police reports said Flood blocked a doorway when they were arguing to keep her from leaving.  He eventually grabbed the victim by the neck and caused her to fall down. She was able to leave the house but didn't return ... More>>

Women's March in Great Falls, Helena Video included

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Join those with Great Falls Rising for the 2018 Women’s March, happening in both Great Falls and Helena on Saturday, January 20th. The march in Helena kicks off at 11:00am and continues throughout the afternoon. A bus from Great Falls is scheduled to leave from the Paris Gibson Square at 10:30am. Tickets for the bus are $25/cash or $27/credit card—Paris Gibson Square is honoring those ticket sales. However, in order for the bus to travel the hour and a half drive, at leas...

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Emergency room construction

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The new addition to the emergency room at Benefis is well underway. This is $12.5 million construction project. 

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Preventing Child Abuse

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According to the Children's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in 2015 over 600,000 children were abused and 1,600 died as a result. 

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Great Falls man wins $100,000

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Great Falls man wins $100,000 playing his Montana Millionaire ticket.

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Montana Pro Rodeo's livestock filled with history and champions

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The Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals is less than a day away, and a lot of the livestock has been arriving in the last couple days. When we think of athletes of the rodeo we might think of the cowboys. But there are other athletes, and they are livestock of the rodeo. The rodeo isn’t all about the pro cowboys and who can stay on the longest, it’s also about the livestock as they are judged on a number of parameters, and according to the stock contractors, the Montana Pr... More>>

Keeping Larry Kiedrowski's legacy alive and helping others who need it

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Larry the homeless guy, who real name is Larry Kiedrowsk was known as many things from Larry the cartman, and even just Larry.   Members across Great Falls have shared their thoughts and memories surrounding Larry on social media, but Art Taft has gone even further and raised enough money through donations to get Larry a tile on the Veterans Memorial Wall. Just one more way to honor this retired service member.  Art Taft said while it's great to see Larry's memory forever ...

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Candidate filing has begun

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Click here to access the full list of those who have filed.

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22nd Bridal Extravaganza in Great Falls Video included

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It's time once again for the Bridal Extravaganza with help from The Bride's Shoppe.  For the 22nd year, future brides and grooms will have the chance to see what's the latest and greatest in the wedding world. From DJ's to limousines, and even fancy Porta Potties, this year has something for everyone.  The event will take place on Sunday, January 21st at the Great Falls Civic Center. The exhibition show begins at 11:00am, and the style show kicks off at 1:30pm. Tickets are...

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Voting in 2018, who's standing for what

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Officially opens election season once again. All across the state, candidates are filing to run not just for congressional seats, but for state legislature as well. 

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Voters want honesty, transparency

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HELENA, Mont.- Candidates across the state today are dressed to impress and ready to run for office, but it seems most Montanans couldn't care less about appearances, they want to know their candidate's character. "[I want] someone who is intelligent, looks at the facts. Ideally isn't entrenched in their own side of things that they're willing to consider other viewpoints and open to compromise and the other side," said More>>

Budget cuts force Opportunity Resources Inc. to cut 27 jobs, disabled will see service drop

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Opportunity Resources Inc. serves adults with disabilities and important program is being cut. Now 27 case managers will lose their jobs. “We have offices from Hamilton to Havre, we have case management offices and many of those are where we lost the contract for and going to have to close,” says CEO Joshua Kendrick. Their biggest concern is these cuts will mean inadequate care for the disabled while putting a strain on case managers. “We are really concerned abo... More>>

Candle suspected cause of house fire

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A small house fire broke out in a home near 41st Street South and 4th Avenue S at around 4:30 this afternoon. The family noticed smoke coming from the basement and was able to evacuate. Great Falls Fire Rescue says the fire is suspected to be accidental and caused by a candle lit in a basement bedroom. The fire was mostly contained in the bedroom with little fire damage to the room above, as the fire did go through a floor vent. GFFR tells us they had the fire contained in roughly...

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Fairfield Lions Club to host annual "White Elephant Auction" Video included

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Join the fine folks of Fairfield for the annual "White Elephant Auction." This year's auction takes place on Saturday, January 13th beginning at 10:00am and wrapping up when finished. The auction will take place at the Fairfield Community Hall. Proceeds from the event will be used by the Fairfield Lions Club to support community programs and projects throughout the year.  Donations are now being accepted; a "white elephant" is an object no longer of value to...

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"The Weighting Game" with Benefis Health System Video included

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Join experts with Benefis Health System for "The Weighting Game." The event will take place Thursday, January 11th from 5-7:00pm at the Cameron Auditorium (Benefis East Campus, South Tower). The event is completely free and open to the public, and gives folks the chance to hear from a panel of experts about losing the weight and keeping it off. You will hear from everyone ranging from an internal medicine physician, to a bariatric surgeon and a psychologist.  Director...

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The end of a reign

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Cowboys and cowgirls from across the state will fill the four seasons arena this weekend as Montana's rodeo season comes to an end. However, for some cowgirls in particular this is just the beginning. 

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Federal laws could jeopardize medical care

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Last Thursday Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued memos that now jeopardize the legal marijuana industry. One medical dispensary owner in Helena told us how this could affect his business. Owning a shop is uncertain when federal law dictates your product is a schedule one drug, but AG Session's actions could put even more strain on the industry. Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo which basically prevented the federal government from interfering with legal marijuana businesses. But ... More>>

Cannabis that cures, no prescription required

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According to the Marijuana Policy Project, just about 1.5 percent of people living in Montana use the drug for medicinal purposes.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken action against local dispensaries in an effort to regulate marijuana through federal laws.    It might surprise people, but one cannabis compound known as CBD, which stands for cannabidiol can be purchased just about anywhere and doesn't fall under the regulations proposed by Sessions. Dispensaries ... More>>

Trujillo found guilty of Deliberate Attempted Homicide

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Stacy Trujillo has been found guilty.

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How the Montana Pro Rodeo comes together

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Every year thousands of man hours goes into the Montana Expo Park's Four Season Arena to turn it into the rodeo arena, and the organizers say this year is no different. “From the sound equipment to the big screen you'll see coming in this weekend, everything's a project, there is a lot of jobs, a lot of moving places going on, and a lot of pieces moving in,” says Jeff Marn. All new sound and video equipment brought in to give rodeo goers a better experience.  ... More>>

Remembering Larry Kiedrowski

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Tuesday, Great Falls residents, both current and past, remember Larry Kiedrowski, also known as "Larry the Homeless Guy." Larry was 71-year-old.  

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Box Elder man sentenced to 115 months in prison

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The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that Jacob Ryan Murie, a 38, of Box Elder, to 115 months of prison and three years of supervised release. 

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Snow drifts let livestock loose

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In central Montana, we always need to be on the look out for deer and antelope, especially during the cold winter nights. But up on the high-line there can be much more to watch out for.  

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Plaintiffs claim Benefis athletic trainer should be held accountable in Robert Back case

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Attorneys for Robert Back, the high school football player who received substantial, permanent brain injuries while playing in a Belt High School football game in 2014, are now working to prove an athletic trainer employed through Benefis Health System should be held accountable for Back’s injuries. On January 4th, Back’s attorneys filed a “Brief in Support of Motion for Determination of Law Regarding Licensed Health Care Professional.” According to court docu...

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Man hits victim with nun chucks

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A Great Falls man is now facing several charges, after attempting to hit people with knives and nun chucks. It all happened at a home on January 5th. Victims say that William Denny started stabbing a mattress, the walls and doors with kitchen knives. When they told Denny to stop, he reportedly threw one at the male victim.  Luckily the knife did not hit him, however the victim says he was afraid because he was stabbed in the chest a year prior.  Denny reportedly picked up...

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Man caught with methamphetamine at a local gas station

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A Great Falls man is now facing several charges, including drug possession and driving on a suspended license, after police stopped his vehicle. It all happened Sunday at the Town Pump gas station on 10th Avenue South. GFPD Officer Olson stopped a car with two different license plates on it. The passenger of the car, identified as Pablo Lopez, exited the vehicle. It was determined he had warrants out for his arrest.  While officer Olson was speaking with Pablo, Jesse Lopez wal...

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MHP says crashes up, deaths down during holiday travel

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Montana highway patrol has released the numbers for their holiday patrol activity. The numbers might surprise you. MHP dealt with 2, 659 incidents between December 22nd and January 2nd. There were 2,171 accidents and 488 public assists. Compared to last year, the number of total incidents was up by nearly 700. Montana highway patrol says there is a trend here, especially when the weather takes a turn around the holidays.   “We have more crashes but fewer injuries and seri... More>>

The New Frontier: "Saving the Planet, One Beer at a Time" Video included

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It’s a brisk Monday evening in November, and for folks at Lolo Peak Brewery in Lolo, Montana, it probably seems like a normal night full of great beer, good food, and an awesome crowd. But what many people didn’t realize that night, is that they were getting the first taste of a beer made almost completely out of recycled carbon. "When you look at some of your bigger folks, they're looking into these sort of technologies, but it's something they have to scale. And so...

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Pet Of The Week: Jo Jo

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This week KFBB is featuring Jo Jo as our pet of the week. He's available for adoption at the Maclean Animal Adoption Center in Great Falls.  Jo Jo is a 2-year-old, large, mixed breed dog who is surprisingly calm, well mannered, and has lots of love to give. However, he does come with a little bit of a catch. “He's got a limp and he favors one of his legs. We had a doctor in the area take a look at him and it looks like he is going to need some surgery in the future, unfor... More>>

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  • Domestic violence cases increasing in Cascade County

    Domestic violence cases increasing in Cascade County

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:21 PM EST2018-01-16 23:21:12 GMT
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    Domestic violence is a growing issue here in Cascade County. According to the Victim Witness Assistant Services, they currently have more than 350 open files. There were also more than 1,000 local victims in 2017. "Everyday we deal with it," said Tonya Rolando with the Victim Witness Assistant Services. "Some days multiple times, some days maybe once, but I would average probably daily." According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, nearly 2...
    Domestic violence is a growing issue here in Cascade County. According to the Victim Witness Assistant Services, they currently have more than 350 open files. There were also more than 1,000 local victims in 2017. "Everyday we deal with it," said Tonya Rolando with the Victim Witness Assistant Services. "Some days multiple times, some days maybe once, but I would average probably daily." According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, nearly 2...
  • University of Providence Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    University of Providence Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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    The University of Providence celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. with a special celebration held on campus. It all started at 10:00 a.m. with the ringing of the Chapel Bell. The University of Providence says they do it every year along with the ringing of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. The event also consisted of speeches, music and food.  "Martin Luther King stood for so much of what our campus stands for in terms of a commitment to justice, a commitment to peace, and t...

    The University of Providence celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. with a special celebration held on campus. It all started at 10:00 a.m. with the ringing of the Chapel Bell. The University of Providence says they do it every year along with the ringing of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. The event also consisted of speeches, music and food.  "Martin Luther King stood for so much of what our campus stands for in terms of a commitment to justice, a commitment to peace, and t...

  • Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals: Day Three

    Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals: Day Three

    Sunday, January 14 2018 11:50 PM EST2018-01-15 04:50:57 GMT
    Sunday, January 14 2018 11:50 PM EST2018-01-15 04:50:57 GMT
    Highlights from the final day of the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals held on Sunday, January 14th. 
    Highlights from the final day of the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals held on Sunday, January 14th. 
  • Getting to know JJ Harrison the Rodeo Clown

    Getting to know JJ Harrison the Rodeo Clown

    Sunday, January 14 2018 4:12 PM EST2018-01-14 21:12:33 GMT
    Sunday, January 14 2018 4:23 PM EST2018-01-14 21:23:47 GMT

    The Montana PRCA Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals are well underway and you might have noticed a certain rodeo clown.  Originally a school teacher with a masters degree, JJ Harrison says his love for being the class clown eventually became his occupation. " About 2004 a friend of mine said 'hey I'm putting a bull ride on and I want you to be my clown,' Harrison said. "I thought that's ridiculously stupid I'm not wearing make-up prancing around like some dork. No I'm not doing...

    The Montana PRCA Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals are well underway and you might have noticed a certain rodeo clown.  Originally a school teacher with a masters degree, JJ Harrison says his love for being the class clown eventually became his occupation. " About 2004 a friend of mine said 'hey I'm putting a bull ride on and I want you to be my clown,' Harrison said. "I thought that's ridiculously stupid I'm not wearing make-up prancing around like some dork. No I'm not doing...

  • Townsend and Jefferson Split Rivalry Doubleheader

    Townsend and Jefferson Split Rivalry Doubleheader

    Sunday, January 14 2018 12:13 AM EST2018-01-14 05:13:45 GMT
    Sunday, January 14 2018 12:15 AM EST2018-01-14 05:15:45 GMT

    The Townsend Bulldogs hosted the Jefferson Panthers for a Class B high school basketball rivalry doubleheader. 

    The Townsend Bulldogs hosted the Jefferson Panthers for a Class B high school basketball rivalry doubleheader. 

  • Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals: Day Two

    Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals: Day Two

    Saturday, January 13 2018 11:40 PM EST2018-01-14 04:40:17 GMT
    Saturday, January 13 2018 11:40 PM EST2018-01-14 04:40:17 GMT
    Highlights from day two of the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals held on Saturday, January 13th.
    Highlights from day two of the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals held on Saturday, January 13th.
  • Missing Endangered Person Advisory issued for 2 Billings children

    Missing Endangered Person Advisory issued for 2 Billings children

    Monday, January 8 2018 7:10 PM EST2018-01-09 00:10:24 GMT
    Monday, January 8 2018 9:11 PM EST2018-01-09 02:11:13 GMT

    A Missing Endangered Person Advisory has been issued by the Montana Department of Justice for two Billings children.

    A Missing Endangered Person Advisory has been issued by the Montana Department of Justice for two Billings children.

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  • Actor Steve Reevis dies

    Actor Steve Reevis dies

    Thursday, December 7 2017 6:49 PM EST2017-12-07 23:49:05 GMT
    Thursday, December 7 2017 7:10 PM EST2017-12-08 00:10:39 GMT

    Steve Reevis was an actor and a member of the Blackfeet Nation in Browning Montana. According to the Pikanni Press & Newsfeed in Browning Reevis passed away December 7, 2017.

    Steve Reevis was an actor and a member of the Blackfeet Nation in Browning Montana. According to the Pikanni Press & Newsfeed in Browning Reevis passed away December 7, 2017.

  • Senator Daines to host press call regarding public lands

    Senator Daines to host press call regarding public lands

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 6:35 PM EST2017-12-06 23:35:44 GMT
    Wednesday, December 6 2017 6:35 PM EST2017-12-06 23:35:44 GMT
    Today, U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced he will be hosting a press call on Thursday, December 7th, to discuss public lands with the Montana press. This story will be updated as we learn more details.
    Today, U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced he will be hosting a press call on Thursday, December 7th, to discuss public lands with the Montana press. This story will be updated as we learn more details.
  • Whitefish sues over payments for Puerto Rico power work

    Whitefish sues over payments for Puerto Rico power work

    Friday, December 1 2017 12:51 PM EST2017-12-01 17:51:08 GMT
    Friday, December 1 2017 12:51 PM EST2017-12-01 17:51:08 GMT

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

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

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  • Government shutting down amid partisan standoff

    Government shutting down amid partisan standoff

    Friday, January 19 2018 10:53 PM EST2018-01-20 03:53:04 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 12:16 AM EST2018-01-20 05:16:04 GMT

    The U.S. government shut down at midnight after Congress failed to resolve a partisan standoff over immigration and spending.

    The U.S. government shut down at midnight after Congress failed to resolve a partisan standoff over immigration and spending.

  • Update: Fatal crashed reported in Pondera County

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 4:35 PM EST2018-01-16 21:35:14 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 7:35 PM EST2018-01-19 00:35:27 GMT

    Montana Highway Patrol responded to a fatal vehicle accident Tuesday morning in Pondera County near the Heart Butte area. The accident took place on Heart Butte Road right in front of the U.S. Postal Office. The call came in over dispatch about 5:30 a.m. and took MHP troopers almost two hours to respond to the scene. Right now it is unclear what caused the accident or if anyone else was hurt or killed. We are working to find out more details.

    Montana Highway Patrol responded to a fatal vehicle accident Tuesday morning in Pondera County near the Heart Butte area. The accident took place on Heart Butte Road right in front of the U.S. Postal Office. The call came in over dispatch about 5:30 a.m. and took MHP troopers almost two hours to respond to the scene. Right now it is unclear what caused the accident or if anyone else was hurt or killed. We are working to find out more details.

  • Senior Standout 2/1: CMR's Kathryn Heryla and GFH's Jared Biddle

    Senior Standout 2/1: CMR's Kathryn Heryla and GFH's Jared Biddle

    Monday, February 1 2016 7:17 PM EST2016-02-02 00:17:30 GMT
    Monday, February 1 2016 10:53 PM EST2016-02-02 03:53:18 GMT

    Great Falls senior Jared Biddle and C.M. Russell senior Kathryn Heryla may attend two different schools a few miles apart, but these two swimmers are apart of a big swim team.

    Great Falls senior Jared Biddle and C.M. Russell senior Kathryn Heryla may attend two different schools a few miles apart, but these two swimmers are apart of a big swim team.

  • CJI Preseason Basketball Tournament Highlights & Scores: Day 1

    CJI Preseason Basketball Tournament Highlights & Scores: Day 1

    Friday, December 8 2017 12:48 AM EST2017-12-08 05:48:21 GMT
    Friday, December 8 2017 12:48 AM EST2017-12-08 05:48:21 GMT

    Highlights and scores from the first day of the CJI preseason basketball tournament in Chester, MT

    Highlights and scores from the first day of the CJI preseason basketball tournament in Chester, MT

  • Growing healthy food in Fort Belknap

    Growing healthy food in Fort Belknap

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 9:07 PM EST2018-01-04 02:07:07 GMT
    Wednesday, January 3 2018 9:07 PM EST2018-01-04 02:07:07 GMT

    The Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, recently received a $30,000 grant to promote food sustainability on the reservation a Colorado-based development group has provided. 

    The Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, recently received a $30,000 grant to promote food sustainability on the reservation a Colorado-based development group has provided. 

  • U.S. House passes bill to fund government, Montana's congressional delegates react

    U.S. House passes bill to fund government, Montana's congressional delegates react

    Friday, January 19 2018 10:37 AM EST2018-01-19 15:37:22 GMT

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a resolution to fund the government for the next 30-days. The 230-197 vote came down just before 6 p.m. MST.

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a resolution to fund the government for the next 30-days. The 230-197 vote came down just before 6 p.m. MST.

  • How a government shutdown could affect you

    How a government shutdown could affect you

    Thursday, January 18 2018 9:24 PM EST2018-01-19 02:24:30 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A government shutdown will have far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others. Mail will still be delivered. Social Security and Medicare benefits will continue to flow. But vacationers will be turned away from national parks and Smithsonian museums. Low-to-moderate income borrowers and first-time homebuyers seeking government-backed mortgages could face delays. Here is a look at how services 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A government shutdown will have far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others. Mail will still be delivered. Social Security and Medicare benefits will continue to flow. But vacationers will be turned away from national parks and Smithsonian museums. Low-to-moderate income borrowers and first-time homebuyers seeking government-backed mortgages could face delays. Here is a look at how services 

  • Mom, wife who had 2nd online life found slain

    Mom, wife who had 2nd online life found slain

    Friday, January 19 2018 11:24 AM EST2018-01-19 16:24:57 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 2:08 AM EST2018-01-20 07:08:03 GMT
    Alabama police are investigating the killing of a mom and online exhibitionist who was found dead outside her home near Birmingham.
    Alabama police are investigating the killing of a mom and online exhibitionist who was found dead outside her home near Birmingham.
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