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  • DOW record high affects your 401K

    DOW record high affects your 401K

    Friday, January 19 2018 10:07 PM EST2018-01-20 03:07:25 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 10:07 PM EST2018-01-20 03:07:25 GMT
    The DOW Jones reaches a historic high of 26,000 points this week. What impacts will it have for your investments and 401K? Everyone knows the stock markets rides a little like a roller coaster. So with the DOW reaching 26,000 points for the first time ever; is it bound to drop anytime soon? Well if you're close to retirement it might be hard to know whether to get out now or ride the stock market high. Gary Buchanan, CEO of Billings-based Buchanan Capital, said when the stock ma...
    The DOW Jones reaches a historic high of 26,000 points this week. What impacts will it have for your investments and 401K? Everyone knows the stock markets rides a little like a roller coaster. So with the DOW reaching 26,000 points for the first time ever; is it bound to drop anytime soon? Well if you're close to retirement it might be hard to know whether to get out now or ride the stock market high. Gary Buchanan, CEO of Billings-based Buchanan Capital, said when the stock ma...
  • Teacher shares life lesson with students using apples

    Teacher shares life lesson with students using apples

    Friday, January 19 2018 10:05 PM EST2018-01-20 03:05:36 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 10:05 PM EST2018-01-20 03:05:36 GMT
    Bullying has increased among Elementary aged children across the nation in recent years. Many have experienced bullying or being a bully themselves but do your kids know how mean words affect others? One local teacher took a creative approach to showing how words can hurt. PE/Health teacher, Kody Christensen-Linton, used two apples to show the lasting effects words can have. He said that using tangible items would make it fun for his first through third graders and leave a lastin...
    Bullying has increased among Elementary aged children across the nation in recent years. Many have experienced bullying or being a bully themselves but do your kids know how mean words affect others? One local teacher took a creative approach to showing how words can hurt. PE/Health teacher, Kody Christensen-Linton, used two apples to show the lasting effects words can have. He said that using tangible items would make it fun for his first through third graders and leave a lastin...
  • Prosecutors: Caseworkers withholding child toxicology tests

    Prosecutors: Caseworkers withholding child toxicology tests

    Friday, January 19 2018 4:10 PM EST2018-01-19 21:10:07 GMT
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana prosecutors argue child protection caseworkers are not following a state law that requires them to release the results of toxicology tests done on children in cases where they are suspected to have been exposed to illegal drugs.    Laura Smith, deputy director of the health department, told a legislative committee Friday that the agency is seeking clarification about whether federal law allows them to release the test results without a court orde...
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana prosecutors argue child protection caseworkers are not following a state law that requires them to release the results of toxicology tests done on children in cases where they are suspected to have been exposed to illegal drugs.    Laura Smith, deputy director of the health department, told a legislative committee Friday that the agency is seeking clarification about whether federal law allows them to release the test results without a court orde...
  • Law enforcement to safely dispose of drugs with incinerators

    Law enforcement to safely dispose of drugs with incinerators

    Friday, January 19 2018 12:05 PM EST2018-01-19 17:05:11 GMT

    Montana now has drug incinerators in Butte, Great Falls and Billings. 

    Montana now has drug incinerators in Butte, Great Falls and Billings. 

  • 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.

  • Montana to lose $20M in revenues due to federal tax reform

    Montana to lose $20M in revenues due to federal tax reform

    Friday, January 19 2018 1:07 AM EST2018-01-19 06:07:55 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 1:07 AM EST2018-01-19 06:07:55 GMT

    Montana's budget director says the state will lose about $20 million in state general fund revenues during the 2019 biennium because of federal tax reform. The Great Falls Tribune reports that the figures unveiled on Thursday are far off from previous figures that estimated Montana would lose between $128 million and $76 million. 

    Montana's budget director says the state will lose about $20 million in state general fund revenues during the 2019 biennium because of federal tax reform. The Great Falls Tribune reports that the figures unveiled on Thursday are far off from previous figures that estimated Montana would lose between $128 million and $76 million. 

  • Self-defense tips and tricks

    Self-defense tips and tricks

    Friday, January 19 2018 12:20 AM EST2018-01-19 05:20:17 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 12:20 AM EST2018-01-19 05:20:17 GMT
    It's always good to be able to protect yourself but do you know what you would do if confronted on the street? As the saying goes it's fight or flight and The Grindhouse wants to make sure you know how to fight back if needed. Will Grundhauser, head coach and 1st-degree blackbelt at the Grindhouse, said confidence and self-awareness is what he most often sees people lacking. He said keep your head on a swivel, face out of the phone, especially when you're walking around downtown ...
    It's always good to be able to protect yourself but do you know what you would do if confronted on the street? As the saying goes it's fight or flight and The Grindhouse wants to make sure you know how to fight back if needed. Will Grundhauser, head coach and 1st-degree blackbelt at the Grindhouse, said confidence and self-awareness is what he most often sees people lacking. He said keep your head on a swivel, face out of the phone, especially when you're walking around downtown ...
  • Academies of Science study backs lowering of BAC limits

    Academies of Science study backs lowering of BAC limits

    Friday, January 19 2018 12:11 AM EST2018-01-19 05:11:52 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 12:11 AM EST2018-01-19 05:11:52 GMT
    One or two drinks could earn you a DUI if Montana chooses to follow new safety recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board.  Though the number of alcohol-related highway fatalities has dropped since lowering the limit to 0.08, the board would like to see that number drop even more. The National Transportation Safety Board released their "Reaching Zero: Actions to Eliminate Alcohol Impaired Driving" safety report back in 2013, but it's gained additio...
    One or two drinks could earn you a DUI if Montana chooses to follow new safety recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board.  Though the number of alcohol-related highway fatalities has dropped since lowering the limit to 0.08, the board would like to see that number drop even more. The National Transportation Safety Board released their "Reaching Zero: Actions to Eliminate Alcohol Impaired Driving" safety report back in 2013, but it's gained additio...
  • Neo-Nazi publisher won't reveal whereabouts, citing threats

    Neo-Nazi publisher won't reveal whereabouts, citing threats

    Thursday, January 18 2018 9:40 PM EST2018-01-19 02:40:49 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 9:40 PM EST2018-01-19 02:40:49 GMT
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    The publisher of a notorious neo-Nazi website won't publicly reveal where he's living, claiming he gets "credible" death threats.

    The publisher of a notorious neo-Nazi website won't publicly reveal where he's living, claiming he gets "credible" death threats.

  • Montana man arrested in "shoot up the Capitol" threat

    Montana man arrested in "shoot up the Capitol" threat

    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:52 PM EST2018-01-18 21:52:48 GMT

    HELENA- A 40-year-old Montana man is receiving in-patient mental health treatment after he allegedly threatened to "shoot up the Capitol." Helena police say they heard a tip on Mon., Jan. 16 about a Gallatin County man who'd been making violent threats. 

    HELENA- A 40-year-old Montana man is receiving in-patient mental health treatment after he allegedly threatened to "shoot up the Capitol." Helena police say they heard a tip on Mon., Jan. 16 about a Gallatin County man who'd been making violent threats. 

  • MT Secretary of State criticizes media through public email blast

    MT Secretary of State criticizes media through public email blast

    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:47 PM EST2018-01-18 17:47:29 GMT

    BILLINGS- Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton sent an email to thousands of residents warning them to be suspicious of mainstream media.

    BILLINGS- Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton sent an email to thousands of residents warning them to be suspicious of mainstream media.

  • Why is Montana state revenue lower than expected?

    Why is Montana state revenue lower than expected?

    Thursday, January 18 2018 11:21 AM EST2018-01-18 16:21:18 GMT

    After the state of Montana struggled with a surprising $227 million budget deficit in 2017, many are wondering why the state's revenue is so weak at a time when the economy is growing.  An economist says it's largely due to Montana's reliance on income tax. 

    After the state of Montana struggled with a surprising $227 million budget deficit in 2017, many are wondering why the state's revenue is so weak at a time when the economy is growing.  An economist says it's largely due to Montana's reliance on income tax. 

  • 70 years of skiing; a push to preserve Whitefish Mountain Resort's ski heritage

    70 years of skiing; a push to preserve Whitefish Mountain Resort's ski heritage

    Thursday, January 18 2018 10:26 AM EST2018-01-18 15:26:41 GMT

    WHITEFISH- This year is a landmark one for Whitefish Mountain Resort as it celebrates 70 years, opening in 1947.  Part of the celebration is Hellroaring Ski Heritage Days with a variety of events planned all week to commemorate the history of the ski area. 

    WHITEFISH- This year is a landmark one for Whitefish Mountain Resort as it celebrates 70 years, opening in 1947.  Part of the celebration is Hellroaring Ski Heritage Days with a variety of events planned all week to commemorate the history of the ski area. 

  • Facebook quizzes could lead to identity theft

    Facebook quizzes could lead to identity theft

    Thursday, January 18 2018 8:52 AM EST2018-01-18 13:52:57 GMT

    Facebook quizzes may seem harmless but, did you know that if you are not careful while taking a Facebook quiz it could leave you a victim of identity theft. 

    Facebook quizzes may seem harmless but, did you know that if you are not careful while taking a Facebook quiz it could leave you a victim of identity theft. 

  • Professional boxer training students in Cody

    Professional boxer training students in Cody

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:56 PM EST2018-01-18 04:56:05 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:43 AM EST2018-01-18 05:43:14 GMT

    A professional boxer is training people in Cody to get in great shape. But, he’s also looking for the next young “Roberto Duran”. Step into the Cody Recreation Center boxing room Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday nights, and you will see a lot of sweat. Even before they hit the heavy bag, they stretch for half an hour. Then, they do drills, jump rope, shadow box, jump rope again, hit the hand gloves and at the end of the class, they hit the pad for two minutes s...

    A professional boxer is training people in Cody to get in great shape. But, he’s also looking for the next young “Roberto Duran”. Step into the Cody Recreation Center boxing room Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday nights, and you will see a lot of sweat. Even before they hit the heavy bag, they stretch for half an hour. Then, they do drills, jump rope, shadow box, jump rope again, hit the hand gloves and at the end of the class, they hit the pad for two minutes s...

  • RiverStone Health Clinic opens new building

    RiverStone Health Clinic opens new building

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:49 PM EST2018-01-18 02:49:27 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:49 PM EST2018-01-18 02:49:27 GMT
    The RiverStone Health Clinic will be open starting on Monday afternoon, January 22nd. The building is just south of their existing building on 27th St. They hosted an open house on January 17th for the community to view the clinic before it opens. The new clinic is close to 32,000 sqft and has 48 exam rooms to allow for more patient care. To build the new clinic RiverStone Health Clinic President and CEO John Felton said they used a spaghetti plot system where they tracked thei...
    The RiverStone Health Clinic will be open starting on Monday afternoon, January 22nd. The building is just south of their existing building on 27th St. They hosted an open house on January 17th for the community to view the clinic before it opens. The new clinic is close to 32,000 sqft and has 48 exam rooms to allow for more patient care. To build the new clinic RiverStone Health Clinic President and CEO John Felton said they used a spaghetti plot system where they tracked thei...
  • How to prevent the flu

    How to prevent the flu

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:46 PM EST2018-01-18 02:46:32 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:46 PM EST2018-01-18 02:46:32 GMT
    According to the Centers for Disease Control, 49 states have reported widespread flu activity. How can you protect yourself before you become infected? This year's active flu season many have you thinking maybe you're out of luck, it's time to surrender and give into the flu but there are some things you can do to keep yourself healthy. Dr. Garth Brand of RiverStone Health Clinic says the most important things you can do are wash your hands, stay hydrated, exercise, and of course...
    According to the Centers for Disease Control, 49 states have reported widespread flu activity. How can you protect yourself before you become infected? This year's active flu season many have you thinking maybe you're out of luck, it's time to surrender and give into the flu but there are some things you can do to keep yourself healthy. Dr. Garth Brand of RiverStone Health Clinic says the most important things you can do are wash your hands, stay hydrated, exercise, and of course...
  • Park Service investigates illegal bison release

    Park Service investigates illegal bison release

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 7:10 PM EST2018-01-18 00:10:41 GMT
    MAMMOTH HOT SPRING, WYO.- The National Park Service is conducting a criminal investigation after discovering that 52 bison held in quarantine were freed from their pens. The bison had been under quarantine, some for nearly two years, at the Stephens Creek facility. Once cleared of brucellosis, the Park Service intended to transfer them to Fort Peck tribal lands. On Jan. 16, park staff discovered that the pens were cut open and the bison were escaping. Park staff are currently t...
    MAMMOTH HOT SPRING, WYO.- The National Park Service is conducting a criminal investigation after discovering that 52 bison held in quarantine were freed from their pens. The bison had been under quarantine, some for nearly two years, at the Stephens Creek facility. Once cleared of brucellosis, the Park Service intended to transfer them to Fort Peck tribal lands. On Jan. 16, park staff discovered that the pens were cut open and the bison were escaping. Park staff are currently t...
  • Renter survey gives Montana an A for renter satisfaction

    Renter survey gives Montana an A for renter satisfaction

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 1:06 PM EST2018-01-17 18:06:32 GMT

    Apartment List has released results from our third annual Renter Survey, with data for 167 cities and 50 states. With over 45,000 responses, the Apartment List survey is the largest survey focused exclusively on renters, providing unique insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of America's 111 million renters.  Of the 50 largest U.S. cities, Raleigh, NC, Minneapolis, MN, Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA earn the top scores for renter satisfaction...

    Apartment List has released results from our third annual Renter Survey, with data for 167 cities and 50 states. With over 45,000 responses, the Apartment List survey is the largest survey focused exclusively on renters, providing unique insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of America's 111 million renters.  Of the 50 largest U.S. cities, Raleigh, NC, Minneapolis, MN, Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA earn the top scores for renter satisfaction...

  • Butte woman wins Montana Millionaire

    Butte woman wins Montana Millionaire

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:59 PM EST2018-01-17 17:59:35 GMT
    The Montana Lottery announced its Montana Millionaire winner. Amy Lambert, of Butte, is the lucky winner with number 24279. Click here to see more recent winner updates from the Montana Lottery.
    The Montana Lottery announced its Montana Millionaire winner. Amy Lambert, of Butte, is the lucky winner with number 24279. Click here to see more recent winner updates from the Montana Lottery.
  • Bill Pullman to premiere new movie in Bozeman

    Bill Pullman to premiere new movie in Bozeman

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:44 PM EST2018-01-17 17:44:23 GMT

    Next Thursday, Bill Pullman and director Jared Moshe will be in town to debut their new movie, “The Ballad of Lefty Brown” at the Emerson Crawford Theater.

    Next Thursday, Bill Pullman and director Jared Moshe will be in town to debut their new movie, “The Ballad of Lefty Brown” at the Emerson Crawford Theater.

  • Cody City Council votes to continue deer culling program

    Cody City Council votes to continue deer culling program

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:53 AM EST2018-01-17 05:53:16 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:55 AM EST2018-01-17 05:55:57 GMT

    Cody’s City Council Tuesday night voted to continue its culling program, and kill another 50 deer inside the city limits. That according to Big Horn Radio Network News Director Wendy Corr. Corr said police will bait, and shoot the deer by February 15th. The city obtained permits from Wyoming’s Game and Fish Department to continue the culling program into its second year. The meat must be donated to people who apply for it, and agree to process their own meat. But, Corr s...

    Cody’s City Council Tuesday night voted to continue its culling program, and kill another 50 deer inside the city limits. That according to Big Horn Radio Network News Director Wendy Corr. Corr said police will bait, and shoot the deer by February 15th. The city obtained permits from Wyoming’s Game and Fish Department to continue the culling program into its second year. The meat must be donated to people who apply for it, and agree to process their own meat. But, Corr s...

  • Elementary principal selected as "Wyoming's 2018 National Distinguished Principal"

    Elementary principal selected as "Wyoming's 2018 National Distinguished Principal"

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:49 AM EST2018-01-17 05:49:45 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:49 AM EST2018-01-17 05:49:45 GMT

    An elementary principal got the surprise of his life, just as he thought everything was going wrong. It happened at Livingston Elementary school in Cody. As Livingston Elementary Principal Mike Wood was called to the Superintendent’s office, the students and teachers filled the bleachers in the gym. They were excited about the surprise they were planning for Mr. Wood. 

    An elementary principal got the surprise of his life, just as he thought everything was going wrong. It happened at Livingston Elementary school in Cody. As Livingston Elementary Principal Mike Wood was called to the Superintendent’s office, the students and teachers filled the bleachers in the gym. They were excited about the surprise they were planning for Mr. Wood. 

  • Hawaii alert scare not likely to happen in Montana

    Hawaii alert scare not likely to happen in Montana

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:08 PM EST2018-01-17 00:08:40 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:08 PM EST2018-01-17 00:08:40 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • Libby man gets 20 years in prison for fatal crash

    Libby man gets 20 years in prison for fatal crash

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 4:48 PM EST2018-01-16 21:48:48 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 4:48 PM EST2018-01-16 21:48:48 GMT

    A northwestern Montana man who acknowledged using methamphetamines before causing a fatal crash has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

    A northwestern Montana man who acknowledged using methamphetamines before causing a fatal crash has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

  • Bozeman School District to add seat belts to school buses

    Bozeman School District to add seat belts to school buses

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 12:28 PM EST2018-01-16 17:28:59 GMT

    Starting next school year, students will be required to wear newly installed seat belts when riding on a bus.

    Starting next school year, students will be required to wear newly installed seat belts when riding on a bus.

  • Grant helps create new cardiac catheterization lab in Cody

    Grant helps create new cardiac catheterization lab in Cody

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 1:19 AM EST2018-01-16 06:19:30 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 12:02 PM EST2018-01-16 17:02:52 GMT

    A large grant will stop long trips to Billings for some Wyoming heart attack victims. The 1.5 million dollar grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust will create a new cardiac catheterization lab at the Cody Regional Health Hospital. 

    A large grant will stop long trips to Billings for some Wyoming heart attack victims. The 1.5 million dollar grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust will create a new cardiac catheterization lab at the Cody Regional Health Hospital. 

  • The legacy of Coretta Scott King

    The legacy of Coretta Scott King

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:27 AM EST2018-01-16 16:27:50 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:27 AM EST2018-01-16 16:27:50 GMT

    Dr. Martin Luther King was one of the most iconic civil rights activists in America's history, but many people forget how impactful his wife, Coretta Scott King was during that movement. 

    Dr. Martin Luther King was one of the most iconic civil rights activists in America's history, but many people forget how impactful his wife, Coretta Scott King was during that movement. 

  • Montana hospitals, TRICARE working toward new in-network agreement for veteran healthcare

    Montana hospitals, TRICARE working toward new in-network agreement for veteran healthcare

    Friday, January 12 2018 1:59 PM EST2018-01-12 18:59:46 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 10:18 AM EST2018-01-16 15:18:44 GMT

    A major regional healthcare insurance provider is affecting veterans and federal government employees in Billings and elsewhere.

    A major regional healthcare insurance provider is affecting veterans and federal government employees in Billings and elsewhere.

  • Back Attorneys: Benefis destroyed evidence

    Back Attorneys: Benefis destroyed evidence

    Friday, January 12 2018 5:59 PM EST2018-01-12 22:59:45 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 8:34 PM EST2018-01-16 01:34:34 GMT

    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...

    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...

  • Walmart issues apology to MSU professor over fishing license

    Walmart issues apology to MSU professor over fishing license

    Monday, January 15 2018 12:31 PM EST2018-01-15 17:31:50 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 12:33 PM EST2018-01-15 17:33:38 GMT

    One of the worlds largest retailers is apologizing to a Montana State University professor following an incident involving his fishing license in 2016. 

    One of the worlds largest retailers is apologizing to a Montana State University professor following an incident involving his fishing license in 2016. 

  • Miles City woman killed when ejected from car in 3 vehicle crash

    Miles City woman killed when ejected from car in 3 vehicle crash

    Sunday, January 14 2018 2:28 PM EST2018-01-14 19:28:56 GMT
    Sunday, January 14 2018 2:28 PM EST2018-01-14 19:28:56 GMT

    One woman is dead after a crash Saturday morning near mile marker 108 on Interstate 94 Westbound just east of Forsyth. Montana Highway Patrol received a call just after 11 am. 

    One woman is dead after a crash Saturday morning near mile marker 108 on Interstate 94 Westbound just east of Forsyth. Montana Highway Patrol received a call just after 11 am. 

  • Montana skier headed to Olympics

    Montana skier headed to Olympics

    Saturday, January 13 2018 10:11 PM EST2018-01-14 03:11:44 GMT
    Saturday, January 13 2018 10:11 PM EST2018-01-14 03:11:44 GMT

    A whitefish native is headed to the Olympics. Maggie Voisin suffered a broken ankle in the Sochi Olympics, a heartbreak for the 15-year-old. 

    A whitefish native is headed to the Olympics. Maggie Voisin suffered a broken ankle in the Sochi Olympics, a heartbreak for the 15-year-old. 

  • Great Falls man wins Montana Millionaire Lottery

    Great Falls man wins Montana Millionaire Lottery

    Saturday, January 13 2018 3:30 PM EST2018-01-13 20:30:52 GMT
    Saturday, January 13 2018 3:30 PM EST2018-01-13 20:30:52 GMT
    One Great Falls man is starting the weekend off a little bit richer than he was last weekend. Terry Sargent, a military retiree from Great Falls, won the prize on a Montana Millionaire ticket bought at Great Falls' Gas N' Shop. The prize? $100,000. The winning numbers were announced on December 29th. Sargent said he plays the Montana Millionaire every year, but this is his first big win. And he has big plans for the big win. Sargent said he wants to pay off his truck, then maybe b...
    One Great Falls man is starting the weekend off a little bit richer than he was last weekend. Terry Sargent, a military retiree from Great Falls, won the prize on a Montana Millionaire ticket bought at Great Falls' Gas N' Shop. The prize? $100,000. The winning numbers were announced on December 29th. Sargent said he plays the Montana Millionaire every year, but this is his first big win. And he has big plans for the big win. Sargent said he wants to pay off his truck, then maybe b...
  • State starting new effort to reduce child abuse, deaths

    State starting new effort to reduce child abuse, deaths

    Friday, January 12 2018 7:20 PM EST2018-01-13 00:20:26 GMT

    Montana's health department has announced a new effort aimed at reducing deaths due to child abuse and neglect. The agency is expanding a home visiting program for expectant mothers and young families to add five "home visitors" who will work exclusively with families involved in the child protection system.   

    Montana's health department has announced a new effort aimed at reducing deaths due to child abuse and neglect. The agency is expanding a home visiting program for expectant mothers and young families to add five "home visitors" who will work exclusively with families involved in the child protection system.   

  • Does your fall warrant a trip to the ER?

    Does your fall warrant a trip to the ER?

    Saturday, January 13 2018 12:48 AM EST2018-01-13 05:48:38 GMT
    Saturday, January 13 2018 12:48 AM EST2018-01-13 05:48:38 GMT
    As winter continues the roads and sidewalks continue to get icy. You've most likely fallen or at least slid on the roads. Many snow boots don't have the traction to keep you on your feet. Something you can use to help are cleats that slip onto your shoes. If you do fall you'll want to make sure you head to the ER if you've hit your head, or are feeling a lot of pain. For more information on if your fall warrants a trip to the ER you can head over to our connections page and ...
    As winter continues the roads and sidewalks continue to get icy. You've most likely fallen or at least slid on the roads. Many snow boots don't have the traction to keep you on your feet. Something you can use to help are cleats that slip onto your shoes. If you do fall you'll want to make sure you head to the ER if you've hit your head, or are feeling a lot of pain. For more information on if your fall warrants a trip to the ER you can head over to our connections page and ...
  • Former meth addict explains how to make sure you're not a target for theft

    Former meth addict explains how to make sure you're not a target for theft

    Saturday, January 13 2018 12:39 AM EST2018-01-13 05:39:38 GMT
    Saturday, January 13 2018 12:39 AM EST2018-01-13 05:39:38 GMT
    Theft is an ongoing problem in Billings. Facebook users post tips all the time on the Billings Neighborhood Watch page on how to prevent theft. These neighborhood watch groups are good ways to find out about crime and even possibly get your stuff back. One post stood out to KULR-8 though because it came from a drug addict that's been clean for five months. . In the post she detailed some tips she said would have prevented her from stealing in the past. Amber is a three time f...
    Theft is an ongoing problem in Billings. Facebook users post tips all the time on the Billings Neighborhood Watch page on how to prevent theft. These neighborhood watch groups are good ways to find out about crime and even possibly get your stuff back. One post stood out to KULR-8 though because it came from a drug addict that's been clean for five months. . In the post she detailed some tips she said would have prevented her from stealing in the past. Amber is a three time f...
  • Jug Beck Rocky Mountain Classic still going strong after 41 years

    Jug Beck Rocky Mountain Classic still going strong after 41 years

    Friday, January 12 2018 11:59 PM EST2018-01-13 04:59:57 GMT

    It was started over 40 years ago by legendary Hellgate and Big Sky wrestling coach Laney Bryant. And now in it’s 41st year, the Jug Beck Rocky Mountain Classic continues to bring the best teams from all across the Inland Northwest. 

    It was started over 40 years ago by legendary Hellgate and Big Sky wrestling coach Laney Bryant. And now in it’s 41st year, the Jug Beck Rocky Mountain Classic continues to bring the best teams from all across the Inland Northwest. 

  • Man fined for killing grizzly sow

    Man fined for killing grizzly sow

    Friday, January 12 2018 11:41 PM EST2018-01-13 04:41:50 GMT
    Friday, January 12 2018 11:41 PM EST2018-01-13 04:41:50 GMT
    A Cody man has been fined more than $30,000 for killing a grizzly sow last spring. The U.S. Department of Justice issued a press release saying 57-year old Kenneth Stoner was also sentenced to 60 months probation. Stoner is also known as Kenneth Stone. Stoner was sentenced in Federal District Court recently for the unlawful taking of a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, and for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Wyoming Game and Fish Cody Supervisor Dan Smith...
    A Cody man has been fined more than $30,000 for killing a grizzly sow last spring. The U.S. Department of Justice issued a press release saying 57-year old Kenneth Stoner was also sentenced to 60 months probation. Stoner is also known as Kenneth Stone. Stoner was sentenced in Federal District Court recently for the unlawful taking of a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, and for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Wyoming Game and Fish Cody Supervisor Dan Smith...
  • Cody culls deer herd

    Cody culls deer herd

    Friday, January 12 2018 11:34 PM EST2018-01-13 04:34:30 GMT
    Friday, January 12 2018 11:34 PM EST2018-01-13 04:34:30 GMT
    At their next meeting Tuesday, Cody’s City Council will consider more deer soon. The Council directed police to shoot 50 deer last winter to cull the herd in city limits. City Mayor Matt Hall said the plan is to cut down on car collisions with deer. The plan was instituted after some residents complained deer were eating their bushes and flowers. Police Chief Charles Baker told the Council Tuesday it will cost about $5000 to cull another 50 deer this winter. The city has to ac...
    At their next meeting Tuesday, Cody’s City Council will consider more deer soon. The Council directed police to shoot 50 deer last winter to cull the herd in city limits. City Mayor Matt Hall said the plan is to cut down on car collisions with deer. The plan was instituted after some residents complained deer were eating their bushes and flowers. Police Chief Charles Baker told the Council Tuesday it will cost about $5000 to cull another 50 deer this winter. The city has to ac...
  • How to Build a Snow Cave

    How to Build a Snow Cave

    Friday, January 12 2018 9:57 PM EST2018-01-13 02:57:06 GMT
    Friday, January 12 2018 9:57 PM EST2018-01-13 02:57:06 GMT

    Could building a snow cave keep you warmer than you think?

    Could building a snow cave keep you warmer than you think?

  • Survivor Talks About New Sex Trafficking Act

    Survivor Talks About New Sex Trafficking Act

    Friday, January 12 2018 9:29 PM EST2018-01-13 02:29:04 GMT
    Friday, January 12 2018 9:29 PM EST2018-01-13 02:29:04 GMT

    U.S. Senator Steve Daines recognized the day by publicly supporting legislation to crack down on online sex trafficking. He called it a growing problem in the state of Montana and that we must take steps now to stop trafficking in the community.

    U.S. Senator Steve Daines recognized the day by publicly supporting legislation to crack down on online sex trafficking. He called it a growing problem in the state of Montana and that we must take steps now to stop trafficking in the community.

  • 17-year-old dies of hypothermia in Blaine County

    17-year-old dies of hypothermia in Blaine County

    Friday, January 12 2018 7:46 PM EST2018-01-13 00:46:34 GMT
    Friday, January 12 2018 9:10 PM EST2018-01-13 02:10:57 GMT

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

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

  • Zinke makes changes to Interior Department

    Zinke makes changes to Interior Department

    Friday, January 12 2018 7:17 PM EST2018-01-13 00:17:56 GMT
    Friday, January 12 2018 7:19 PM EST2018-01-13 00:19:24 GMT

    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...

    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...

  • Big Horn County Attorney cracking down on pregnant drug, alcohol users

    Big Horn County Attorney cracking down on pregnant drug, alcohol users

    Friday, January 12 2018 11:14 AM EST2018-01-12 16:14:49 GMT
    Friday, January 12 2018 11:14 AM EST2018-01-12 16:14:49 GMT

    Due to the high rates of reported drug and alcohol use by pregnant, expecting mothers in Big Horn County, the Big Horn County Attorney’s Office is announcing an immediate crackdown policy of civilly prosecuting any expecting mothers found to be using dangerous drugs or alcohol. 

    Due to the high rates of reported drug and alcohol use by pregnant, expecting mothers in Big Horn County, the Big Horn County Attorney’s Office is announcing an immediate crackdown policy of civilly prosecuting any expecting mothers found to be using dangerous drugs or alcohol. 

  • Billings Man Remembers Being Caught in Avalanche

    Billings Man Remembers Being Caught in Avalanche

    Thursday, January 11 2018 9:23 PM EST2018-01-12 02:23:00 GMT
    Thursday, January 11 2018 9:23 PM EST2018-01-12 02:23:00 GMT

    While the Gallatin National Forest is currently at a high level for avalanche danger, one Billings man is remembering the time he broke his leg in an avalanche.

    While the Gallatin National Forest is currently at a high level for avalanche danger, one Billings man is remembering the time he broke his leg in an avalanche.

  • 2018 King and Queen of the Ridge Set

    2018 King and Queen of the Ridge Set

    Thursday, January 11 2018 8:29 PM EST2018-01-12 01:29:58 GMT
    Thursday, January 11 2018 8:29 PM EST2018-01-12 01:29:58 GMT

    A new King and a new Queen will be named come February at Bridger Bowl.

    A new King and a new Queen will be named come February at Bridger Bowl.

  • New Convention Center Proposal

    New Convention Center Proposal

    Thursday, January 11 2018 8:10 PM EST2018-01-12 01:10:53 GMT
    Thursday, January 11 2018 8:12 PM EST2018-01-12 01:12:59 GMT

    A proposal for a new convention center is the works for the city of Billings.

    A proposal for a new convention center is the works for the city of Billings.

  • Federal agency denies Montana's bid for more disaster aid

    Federal agency denies Montana's bid for more disaster aid

    Thursday, January 11 2018 7:49 PM EST2018-01-12 00:49:10 GMT
    MISSOULA (AP) - The federal government has denied Montana's disaster relief request for $44 million in the aftermath of the 2017 fire season that burned more than 1,500 square miles.    Montana Public Radio reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Gov. Steve Bullock's request for additional aid in late December.    The federal agency has already granted the state $11 million, covering some of the expenses for eight different fires.    M...
    MISSOULA (AP) - The federal government has denied Montana's disaster relief request for $44 million in the aftermath of the 2017 fire season that burned more than 1,500 square miles.    Montana Public Radio reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Gov. Steve Bullock's request for additional aid in late December.    The federal agency has already granted the state $11 million, covering some of the expenses for eight different fires.    M...
  • TSA PreCheck is back in Bozeman, what are the advantages?

    TSA PreCheck is back in Bozeman, what are the advantages?

    Thursday, January 11 2018 11:53 AM EST2018-01-11 16:53:14 GMT

    If you missed signing up on TSA PreCheck last year, you are in luck. 

    If you missed signing up on TSA PreCheck last year, you are in luck. 

  • No deal in place to buy Frank Lloyd Wright building in Whitefish

    No deal in place to buy Frank Lloyd Wright building in Whitefish

    Thursday, January 11 2018 8:37 AM EST2018-01-11 13:37:09 GMT
    Thursday, January 11 2018 8:37 AM EST2018-01-11 13:37:09 GMT
    The historic Frank Lloyd Wright building in Whitefish is coming down after a deal to save the building couldn’t be reached. According to savewright.org, negotiations were in place to save the Lockridge Medical Clinic, build in Whitefish in 1958.  But despite efforts to fund raise, the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy in Chicago wasn't able to raise $1.7 million by this week.  The Lockridge Medical Clinic building will become the first viable Wright-designed b...
    The historic Frank Lloyd Wright building in Whitefish is coming down after a deal to save the building couldn’t be reached. According to savewright.org, negotiations were in place to save the Lockridge Medical Clinic, build in Whitefish in 1958.  But despite efforts to fund raise, the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy in Chicago wasn't able to raise $1.7 million by this week.  The Lockridge Medical Clinic building will become the first viable Wright-designed b...
  • National IV bag shortage hits Montana

    National IV bag shortage hits Montana

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 9:04 PM EST2018-01-11 02:04:06 GMT
    Wednesday, January 10 2018 9:04 PM EST2018-01-11 02:04:06 GMT
    The nation is facing a shortage of IV fluid bags making it challenging to treat the influx of flu patients. Many of the IV bags are manufactured by a company in Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria, crippling the company. Many hospitals nationwide are feeling the strain and hospitals in Montana are no different. St. Vincent Healthcare said they have taken precautions to minimize their IV use in order to save as many IV bags as they can. Director of Pharmacy, Lonny...
    The nation is facing a shortage of IV fluid bags making it challenging to treat the influx of flu patients. Many of the IV bags are manufactured by a company in Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria, crippling the company. Many hospitals nationwide are feeling the strain and hospitals in Montana are no different. St. Vincent Healthcare said they have taken precautions to minimize their IV use in order to save as many IV bags as they can. Director of Pharmacy, Lonny...
  • Yellowstone's summer workers will soon have to buy temporary permits for their cars

    Yellowstone's summer workers will soon have to buy temporary permits for their cars

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 7:28 PM EST2018-01-11 00:28:32 GMT
    Wednesday, January 10 2018 8:13 PM EST2018-01-11 01:13:42 GMT

    Yellowstone’s summer workers will soon be asked to pay to use Wyoming roads.

    Yellowstone’s summer workers will soon be asked to pay to use Wyoming roads.

  • Attorneys seek to break impasse with diocese over sex abuse

    Attorneys seek to break impasse with diocese over sex abuse

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 5:25 PM EST2018-01-10 22:25:54 GMT
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Attorneys for about 80 people with claims against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Great Falls-Billings over sexual abuse by former priests and other employees want to move their cases forward.    The Billings Gazette reported Wednesday the attorneys are asking for trials to determine the damages owed the victims because they have not been able to reach a settlement through mediation. The lawsuits, filed in 2011 and 2012, were put on hold when the diocese...
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Attorneys for about 80 people with claims against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Great Falls-Billings over sexual abuse by former priests and other employees want to move their cases forward.    The Billings Gazette reported Wednesday the attorneys are asking for trials to determine the damages owed the victims because they have not been able to reach a settlement through mediation. The lawsuits, filed in 2011 and 2012, were put on hold when the diocese...
  • Water woes costing thousands in Bozeman

    Water woes costing thousands in Bozeman

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 12:19 PM EST2018-01-10 17:19:00 GMT

    The Water and Sewer Department in Bozeman has had a busy four days dealing with multiple leaks and a water main break. 

    The Water and Sewer Department in Bozeman has had a busy four days dealing with multiple leaks and a water main break. 

  • Authorities release Belgrade shooting "person of interest" from custody

    Authorities release Belgrade shooting "person of interest" from custody

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 12:14 PM EST2018-01-10 17:14:56 GMT

    New developments in the deadly Belgrade shooting that left one woman dead and another in critical condition. The "person of interest" in the shooting has just been released from custody. Authorities have released that person of interest after questioning, but have not said why. As this investigation continues, one of the victims in this shooting remains in critical condition in a hospital out of town. 32 year old Ashley Van Hemert is suffering from a gunshot wound, and sev...

    New developments in the deadly Belgrade shooting that left one woman dead and another in critical condition. The "person of interest" in the shooting has just been released from custody. Authorities have released that person of interest after questioning, but have not said why. As this investigation continues, one of the victims in this shooting remains in critical condition in a hospital out of town. 32 year old Ashley Van Hemert is suffering from a gunshot wound, and sev...

  • Spokane Valley firefighters save lives with pit crew CPR

    Spokane Valley firefighters save lives with pit crew CPR

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 1:08 AM EST2018-01-10 06:08:39 GMT
    Wednesday, January 10 2018 1:08 AM EST2018-01-10 06:08:39 GMT

    Every second counts when it comes to a cardiac arrest emergency. Firefighters are taking advantage of every second with a different approach to CPR.

    It’s called Pit Crew CPR and requires all hands on deck. Each team member has a roll; one to do compressions, another to ventilate, another to medicate and others to help assist. The person doing the physically demanding work of compressions rotates out every two minutes.

    Every second counts when it comes to a cardiac arrest emergency. Firefighters are taking advantage of every second with a different approach to CPR.

    It’s called Pit Crew CPR and requires all hands on deck. Each team member has a roll; one to do compressions, another to ventilate, another to medicate and others to help assist. The person doing the physically demanding work of compressions rotates out every two minutes.

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

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

    Monday, January 8 2018 5:56 PM EST2018-01-08 22:56:08 GMT
    Tuesday, January 9 2018 8:26 PM EST2018-01-10 01:26:10 GMT

    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...

    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...

  • Another Special Session of Congress possible

    Another Special Session of Congress possible

    Monday, January 8 2018 7:45 PM EST2018-01-09 00:45:06 GMT
    Tuesday, January 9 2018 6:51 PM EST2018-01-09 23:51:37 GMT

    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...

    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...

  • New charges filed in Missoula dismemberment case

    New charges filed in Missoula dismemberment case

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 5:05 PM EST2018-01-09 22:05:36 GMT
    MISSOULA- New information has been released in the case of a Missoula couple charged with the stabbing death and dismemberment of two people. Prosecutors say Tiffanie Rae Pierce and Augustus Storm Standingrock stabbed two people to death sometime in late July or early August 2017. Investigators found their remains dismembered and placed in chemical-filled tubs in the basement of Pierce’s residence on Strand Avenue. On Jan. 5, prosecutors filed new charges against Pierce after ...
    MISSOULA- New information has been released in the case of a Missoula couple charged with the stabbing death and dismemberment of two people. Prosecutors say Tiffanie Rae Pierce and Augustus Storm Standingrock stabbed two people to death sometime in late July or early August 2017. Investigators found their remains dismembered and placed in chemical-filled tubs in the basement of Pierce’s residence on Strand Avenue. On Jan. 5, prosecutors filed new charges against Pierce after ...
  • 3 Native American tribes sue opioid industry groups

    3 Native American tribes sue opioid industry groups

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 12:58 PM EST2018-01-09 17:58:59 GMT
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Three Native American tribes in the Dakotas are suing opioid manufacturers and distributors, alleging they concealed and minimized the addiction risk of prescription drugs.    The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate sued 24 opioid industry groups in federal court on Monday. Defendants include drug manufacturers Purdue Pharma, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Allergan, and distributors McKesson Corp., Ca...
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Three Native American tribes in the Dakotas are suing opioid manufacturers and distributors, alleging they concealed and minimized the addiction risk of prescription drugs.    The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate sued 24 opioid industry groups in federal court on Monday. Defendants include drug manufacturers Purdue Pharma, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Allergan, and distributors McKesson Corp., Ca...
  • Saving money on heat during the winter months

    Saving money on heat during the winter months

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 12:18 PM EST2018-01-09 17:18:56 GMT

    If you're seeing your electric bill get higher and higher, you’re not alone. 

    If you're seeing your electric bill get higher and higher, you’re not alone. 

  • Forum held in Cody for proposed policy that would allow school staff members to carry concealed weapons

    Forum held in Cody for proposed policy that would allow school staff members to carry concealed weapons

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 12:44 AM EST2018-01-09 05:44:46 GMT
    Tuesday, January 9 2018 1:09 AM EST2018-01-09 06:09:24 GMT

    Most of the people who came to a forum Monday night said no to armed teachers in public schools. The forum was held to get response from the public on a proposed policy that would allow school staff members to carry concealed weapons for school protection. Some people spoke for the policy, but many more spoke against it. Since the beginning of the school year, Cody’s school board has been debating a proposed policy of allowing school personnel, including teachers, to carr...

    Most of the people who came to a forum Monday night said no to armed teachers in public schools. The forum was held to get response from the public on a proposed policy that would allow school staff members to carry concealed weapons for school protection. Some people spoke for the policy, but many more spoke against it. Since the beginning of the school year, Cody’s school board has been debating a proposed policy of allowing school personnel, including teachers, to carr...

  • ONEOK announces new potential Montana pipeline

    ONEOK announces new potential Montana pipeline

    Monday, January 8 2018 11:21 PM EST2018-01-09 04:21:12 GMT
    Monday, January 8 2018 11:21 PM EST2018-01-09 04:21:12 GMT

    The Bakken. A well-known oil field stretching across North Dakota, South Dakota, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and of course, Montana. But Oklahoma investor ONEOK has released a statement with talk of a new pipeline starting right here in Montana, and stretching all the way to Kansas. 

    The Bakken. A well-known oil field stretching across North Dakota, South Dakota, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and of course, Montana. But Oklahoma investor ONEOK has released a statement with talk of a new pipeline starting right here in Montana, and stretching all the way to Kansas. 

  • 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.

  • Federal judge dismisses all charges against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and 3 others

    Federal judge dismisses all charges against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and 3 others

    Monday, January 8 2018 1:29 PM EST2018-01-08 18:29:40 GMT
    Monday, January 8 2018 1:29 PM EST2018-01-08 18:29:40 GMT

    Criminal charges have been dismissed against a Nevada rancher and his sons accused of leading an armed uprising against federal authorities. 

    Criminal charges have been dismissed against a Nevada rancher and his sons accused of leading an armed uprising against federal authorities. 

  • Bicyclist hospitalized after vehicle vs. bicyclist crash

    Bicyclist hospitalized after vehicle vs. bicyclist crash

    Sunday, January 7 2018 11:01 PM EST2018-01-08 04:01:26 GMT
    Sunday, January 7 2018 11:26 PM EST2018-01-08 04:26:56 GMT

    A bicyclist is in the hospital tonight after colliding with a car just before 8 Sunday evening. 

    A bicyclist is in the hospital tonight after colliding with a car just before 8 Sunday evening. 

  • Billings man hit by car, suffers serious head injury

    Saturday, January 6 2018 1:56 PM EST2018-01-06 18:56:21 GMT
    Sunday, January 7 2018 11:07 PM EST2018-01-08 04:07:20 GMT

    Just before 9 last night, Billings Police responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash on Central Avenue and Crestwood. Sgt. Clyde Reid with BPD said the victim, a 53 year old Billings man, was breathing but unresponsive. 

    Just before 9 last night, Billings Police responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash on Central Avenue and Crestwood. Sgt. Clyde Reid with BPD said the victim, a 53 year old Billings man, was breathing but unresponsive. 

  • OUTDOOR REPORT: 2017 year in review

    OUTDOOR REPORT: 2017 year in review

    Sunday, January 7 2018 10:01 PM EST2018-01-08 03:01:43 GMT
    Sunday, January 7 2018 10:01 PM EST2018-01-08 03:01:43 GMT

    As we head into a new year, we take a look back at some of the fish and wildlife stories to make the headlines last year.

    As we head into a new year, we take a look back at some of the fish and wildlife stories to make the headlines last year.

  • One killed, one injured in Helena car crash

    One killed, one injured in Helena car crash

    Sunday, January 7 2018 9:59 PM EST2018-01-08 02:59:35 GMT
    Sunday, January 7 2018 9:59 PM EST2018-01-08 02:59:35 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • One dead, one injured in Belgrade shooting

    One dead, one injured in Belgrade shooting

    Sunday, January 7 2018 8:29 PM EST2018-01-08 01:29:19 GMT
    Sunday, January 7 2018 8:33 PM EST2018-01-08 01:33:31 GMT

    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.

    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.

  • Shooting leaves 1 dead in Montana

    Shooting leaves 1 dead in Montana

    Sunday, January 7 2018 8:18 PM EST2018-01-08 01:18:49 GMT
    Sunday, January 7 2018 8:18 PM EST2018-01-08 01:18:49 GMT

    BELGRADE, Mont. (AP) - Police in southwestern Montana are investigating a fatal shooting and have taken one person into custody.    

    BELGRADE, Mont. (AP) - Police in southwestern Montana are investigating a fatal shooting and have taken one person into custody.    

  • Mega Millions winner

    Mega Millions winner

    Saturday, January 6 2018 2:58 PM EST2018-01-06 19:58:00 GMT
    Saturday, January 6 2018 2:58 PM EST2018-01-06 19:58:00 GMT

    There is one winner of the massive mega millions drawing from Friday night. The lucky ticket was bought in Florida, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association. The winning numbers were 28, 30, 39, 59, 70, with the mega ball - ten. 

    There is one winner of the massive mega millions drawing from Friday night. The lucky ticket was bought in Florida, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association. The winning numbers were 28, 30, 39, 59, 70, with the mega ball - ten. 

  • Federal tax changes leave Montana budget outlook in doubt

    Federal tax changes leave Montana budget outlook in doubt

    Saturday, January 6 2018 2:07 PM EST2018-01-06 19:07:23 GMT
    Saturday, January 6 2018 2:07 PM EST2018-01-06 19:07:23 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana's revenue chief says there's a possibility the state will have to call another special session of the Legislature to address a possible budget shortfall resulting from changes to federal tax law.   

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana's revenue chief says there's a possibility the state will have to call another special session of the Legislature to address a possible budget shortfall resulting from changes to federal tax law.   

  • Montana teams sweep North Dakota, both move to 3-0 in conference

    Friday, January 5 2018 12:02 AM EST2018-01-05 05:02:10 GMT
    Friday, January 5 2018 12:02 AM EST2018-01-05 05:02:10 GMT

    It was a great night for both University of Montana basketball teams, as the Griz and Lady Griz beat up on their common opponents, the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.

    It was a great night for both University of Montana basketball teams, as the Griz and Lady Griz beat up on their common opponents, the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.

  • Two more Kmarts to close in Montana

    Two more Kmarts to close in Montana

    Thursday, January 4 2018 5:19 PM EST2018-01-04 22:19:25 GMT
    Thursday, January 4 2018 6:51 PM EST2018-01-04 23:51:28 GMT

    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.   

    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.   

  • How construction workers deal with the cold

    How construction workers deal with the cold

    Thursday, January 4 2018 6:22 AM EST2018-01-04 11:22:30 GMT
    Thursday, January 4 2018 12:28 PM EST2018-01-04 17:28:03 GMT

    The State of Montana every year gets extremely cold, but that doesn’t keep Dovetail Construction from operating. 

    The State of Montana every year gets extremely cold, but that doesn’t keep Dovetail Construction from operating. 

  • Liberian refugee sworn in as Helena Mayor

    Liberian refugee sworn in as Helena Mayor

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 3:22 PM EST2018-01-03 20:22:58 GMT
    Wednesday, January 3 2018 3:22 PM EST2018-01-03 20:22:58 GMT

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

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

  • Rules of the interstate: slow down and get over when passing stopped vehicles

    Rules of the interstate: slow down and get over when passing stopped vehicles

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 6:32 AM EST2018-01-03 11:32:30 GMT
    Wednesday, January 3 2018 11:48 AM EST2018-01-03 16:48:56 GMT

    The road conditions here in Montana can be extremely dangerous, so driving alert is extremely important. 

    The road conditions here in Montana can be extremely dangerous, so driving alert is extremely important. 

  • US coal mining deaths surge in 2017 after hitting record low

    US coal mining deaths surge in 2017 after hitting record low

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 10:41 AM EST2018-01-03 15:41:37 GMT
    Wednesday, January 3 2018 10:41 AM EST2018-01-03 15:41:37 GMT

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

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

  • Missoula Police: "No Direction" in bones case

    Missoula Police: "No Direction" in bones case

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 5:56 PM EST2018-01-02 22:56:44 GMT
    Tuesday, January 2 2018 6:15 PM EST2018-01-02 23:15:34 GMT

    Missoula police say they are at a standstill as they await DNA tests to find out anything about the bones of at least three children found in a Missoula shed.  Missoula Police Sgt. Travis Welsh said they have conducted interviews but have "no direction" at this point. He said they're waiting for lab results to determine who these children may have been. He hopes that information leads them to more information about when and how the children may have died.  A clea...

    Missoula police say they are at a standstill as they await DNA tests to find out anything about the bones of at least three children found in a Missoula shed.  Missoula Police Sgt. Travis Welsh said they have conducted interviews but have "no direction" at this point. He said they're waiting for lab results to determine who these children may have been. He hopes that information leads them to more information about when and how the children may have died.  A clea...

  • Sen. Cynthia Wolken named deputy Corrections director

    Sen. Cynthia Wolken named deputy Corrections director

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 3:54 PM EST2018-01-02 20:54:13 GMT
    Tuesday, January 2 2018 4:01 PM EST2018-01-02 21:01:24 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana state Sen. Cynthia Wolken has been named the deputy director of the Department of Corrections.    Wolken, a Democrat from Missoula, chaired a legislative committee that examined the state's justice system and recommended changes to state laws with the idea of reducing the prison population and preventing repeat offenses by increasing access to mental health and substance abuse treatment.    Corrections Director Reginald Michael said Tue...

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana state Sen. Cynthia Wolken has been named the deputy director of the Department of Corrections.    Wolken, a Democrat from Missoula, chaired a legislative committee that examined the state's justice system and recommended changes to state laws with the idea of reducing the prison population and preventing repeat offenses by increasing access to mental health and substance abuse treatment.    Corrections Director Reginald Michael said Tue...

  • US coal mining deaths surge in 2017 after hitting record low

    US coal mining deaths surge in 2017 after hitting record low

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 3:59 PM EST2018-01-02 20:59:45 GMT
    Tuesday, January 2 2018 3:59 PM EST2018-01-02 20:59:45 GMT
    By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Coal mining deaths surged in the U.S. in 2017, one year after they hit a record low.    The nation's coal mines recorded 15 deaths last year, including eight in West Virginia. Kentucky had two deaths, and there were one each in Alabama, Colorado, Montana, Pennsylvania and Wyoming. In 2016 there were eight U.S. coal mine deaths.    West Virginia has led the nation in coal mining deaths in six of the past eight ...
    By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Coal mining deaths surged in the U.S. in 2017, one year after they hit a record low.    The nation's coal mines recorded 15 deaths last year, including eight in West Virginia. Kentucky had two deaths, and there were one each in Alabama, Colorado, Montana, Pennsylvania and Wyoming. In 2016 there were eight U.S. coal mine deaths.    West Virginia has led the nation in coal mining deaths in six of the past eight ...
  • Bozeman Rep. Woods pulls out of US House race

    Bozeman Rep. Woods pulls out of US House race

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 3:46 PM EST2018-01-02 20:46:55 GMT
    Tuesday, January 2 2018 3:46 PM EST2018-01-02 20:46:55 GMT
    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Democratic state Rep. Tom Woods of Bozeman has pulled out of the U.S. House race, citing a lack of financial support.    Lee Newspapers of Montana reports Woods announced his decision on his Facebook page Monday, saying if he were to continue with his campaign he would have to go into debt.    Five other candidates continue to seek the Democratic nomination to take on Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte in November 2018. They are Billings atto...
    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Democratic state Rep. Tom Woods of Bozeman has pulled out of the U.S. House race, citing a lack of financial support.    Lee Newspapers of Montana reports Woods announced his decision on his Facebook page Monday, saying if he were to continue with his campaign he would have to go into debt.    Five other candidates continue to seek the Democratic nomination to take on Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte in November 2018. They are Billings atto...
  • Blizzard warning in Browning

    Blizzard warning in Browning

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 11:43 AM EST2018-01-02 16:43:03 GMT
    Tuesday, January 2 2018 12:56 PM EST2018-01-02 17:56:57 GMT

    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. 

    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. 

  • Avalanche near Whitefish partially buries snowmobiler

    Avalanche near Whitefish partially buries snowmobiler

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 10:16 AM EST2018-01-02 15:16:03 GMT
    Tuesday, January 2 2018 11:41 AM EST2018-01-02 16:41:33 GMT

    WHITEFISH- Flathead avalanche officials reported a partial avalanche burial Monday in the Northern Whitefish Range.  According to a post on their Facebook page, a snowmobiler remotely triggered a persistent slab that failed on weak facets near the ground. The snowmobile rider was buried up to his neck.  FAC staff visited the slide over the weekend and will post new details as soon as their investigation is complete. 

    WHITEFISH- Flathead avalanche officials reported a partial avalanche burial Monday in the Northern Whitefish Range.  According to a post on their Facebook page, a snowmobiler remotely triggered a persistent slab that failed on weak facets near the ground. The snowmobile rider was buried up to his neck.  FAC staff visited the slide over the weekend and will post new details as soon as their investigation is complete. 

  • Names released of snowboarders killed in separate accidents in Montana

    Names released of snowboarders killed in separate accidents in Montana

    Monday, January 1 2018 2:15 PM EST2018-01-01 19:15:27 GMT
    Monday, January 1 2018 2:15 PM EST2018-01-01 19:15:27 GMT
    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Two snowboarders were killed in separate weekend accidents in northwestern Montana.    Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says 22-year-old Conner Heidegger of Rollins died Saturday when he intentionally jumped off a cliff while boarding out of bounds near a ski area near Lakeside. Curry says Heidegger and his friend had been snowboarding at Blacktail Mountain and were heading toward their vehicle when they spotted the cliff.    Also Saturda...
    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Two snowboarders were killed in separate weekend accidents in northwestern Montana.    Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says 22-year-old Conner Heidegger of Rollins died Saturday when he intentionally jumped off a cliff while boarding out of bounds near a ski area near Lakeside. Curry says Heidegger and his friend had been snowboarding at Blacktail Mountain and were heading toward their vehicle when they spotted the cliff.    Also Saturda...
  • Avalanche leaves semi stuck and highway closed for several hours

    Avalanche leaves semi stuck and highway closed for several hours

    Saturday, December 30 2017 7:16 PM EST2017-12-31 00:16:14 GMT
    Monday, January 1 2018 11:40 AM EST2018-01-01 16:40:20 GMT

    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...

    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...

  • MDT looking for rest stop vandal

    MDT looking for rest stop vandal

    Saturday, December 30 2017 6:44 PM EST2017-12-30 23:44:49 GMT
    Saturday, December 30 2017 6:44 PM EST2017-12-30 23:44:49 GMT
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • MDT list some highways as "severe driving condition"

    MDT list some highways as "severe driving condition"

    Saturday, December 30 2017 6:44 PM EST2017-12-30 23:44:40 GMT
    Saturday, December 30 2017 6:44 PM EST2017-12-30 23:44:40 GMT
    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...
    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...
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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.

  • Teacher shares life lesson with students using apples

    Teacher shares life lesson with students using apples

    Friday, January 19 2018 10:05 PM EST2018-01-20 03:05:36 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 10:05 PM EST2018-01-20 03:05:36 GMT
    Bullying has increased among Elementary aged children across the nation in recent years. Many have experienced bullying or being a bully themselves but do your kids know how mean words affect others? One local teacher took a creative approach to showing how words can hurt. PE/Health teacher, Kody Christensen-Linton, used two apples to show the lasting effects words can have. He said that using tangible items would make it fun for his first through third graders and leave a lastin...
    Bullying has increased among Elementary aged children across the nation in recent years. Many have experienced bullying or being a bully themselves but do your kids know how mean words affect others? One local teacher took a creative approach to showing how words can hurt. PE/Health teacher, Kody Christensen-Linton, used two apples to show the lasting effects words can have. He said that using tangible items would make it fun for his first through third graders and leave a lastin...
  • Lavina to become Montana's smallest town with a brewery

    Lavina to become Montana's smallest town with a brewery

    Friday, January 19 2018 10:37 AM EST2018-01-19 15:37:32 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 10:40 AM EST2018-01-19 15:40:15 GMT

    Good news for Montanans seeking out another brew!

    Good news for Montanans seeking out another brew!

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