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  • Holiday warning: Montana ranks 11th in package theft

    Holiday warning: Montana ranks 11th in package theft

    Thursday, December 14 2017 12:27 PM EST2017-12-14 17:27:34 GMT

    This holiday season more than 750 million packages will be delivered over the holidays by ups alone. 

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    This holiday season more than 750 million packages will be delivered over the holidays by ups alone. 

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  • Security footage shows man trying to saw ATM in Billings

    Security footage shows man trying to saw ATM in Billings

    Thursday, December 14 2017 11:54 AM EST2017-12-14 16:54:31 GMT

    BILLING- The Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office i asking for help as they work to identify a man they say used a saw to steal an ATM in billings.

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    BILLING- The Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office i asking for help as they work to identify a man they say used a saw to steal an ATM in billings.

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  • Gunshots heard in Helena

    Gunshots heard in Helena

    Thursday, December 14 2017 11:50 AM EST2017-12-14 16:50:19 GMT
    Around 6:00 am Thursday, 911 Center in Helena received calls concerning possible shots being fired from a vehicle in several areas around town.  Officers from multiple agencies including HPD, L&C County Sheriff's Office and even Montana Highway Patrol searched for over an hour but were unable to find anything. Initial reports said the shots were coming from a vehicle that is described as a newer 2013-2014 silver Ford pickup, with black accents/striping/rocker panel molding. ...More >>
    Around 6:00 am Thursday, 911 Center in Helena received calls concerning possible shots being fired from a vehicle in several areas around town.  Officers from multiple agencies including HPD, L&C County Sheriff's Office and even Montana Highway Patrol searched for over an hour but were unable to find anything. Initial reports said the shots were coming from a vehicle that is described as a newer 2013-2014 silver Ford pickup, with black accents/striping/rocker panel molding. ...More >>
  • Injuries reported in multi-vehicle crashes on I-90 near Belgrade

    Injuries reported in multi-vehicle crashes on I-90 near Belgrade

    Thursday, December 14 2017 11:36 AM EST2017-12-14 16:36:48 GMT

    BOZEMAN- Montana Highway Patrol is on scene of a multi vehicle crash on Interstate 90 near Belgrade at mile post 300. The Montana Department of Transportation also reports another crash at mile post 299 also on Interstate 90 at the Belgrade Airport Interchange.  

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    BOZEMAN- Montana Highway Patrol is on scene of a multi vehicle crash on Interstate 90 near Belgrade at mile post 300. The Montana Department of Transportation also reports another crash at mile post 299 also on Interstate 90 at the Belgrade Airport Interchange.  

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  • Rodriguez found guilty

    Rodriguez found guilty

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 9:57 PM EST2017-12-14 02:57:35 GMT

    Today is the first day for the Juan Rodriguez trial in cascade county district court.  Rodriguez is accused of sexually assaulting a young teen 15 years ago.

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    Today is the first day for the Juan Rodriguez trial in cascade county district court.  Rodriguez is accused of sexually assaulting a young teen 15 years ago.

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  • Police seek former tenant of property where bones turned up

    Police seek former tenant of property where bones turned up

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 6:51 PM EST2017-12-13 23:51:23 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on the bones of three children being found in a shed in Missoula (all times local):    4:15 p.m.    Law enforcement officers in western Montana have a person they want to interview after a box containing the bones and teeth of three children were found in the shed of a Missoula home in September.    A cleaning crew found the box when a tenant was evicted from the property.    Missoula Police Sgt. Travis Welsh to...

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on the bones of three children being found in a shed in Missoula (all times local):    4:15 p.m.    Law enforcement officers in western Montana have a person they want to interview after a box containing the bones and teeth of three children were found in the shed of a Missoula home in September.    A cleaning crew found the box when a tenant was evicted from the property.    Missoula Police Sgt. Travis Welsh to...

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  • Next steps for Elder Grove School

    Next steps for Elder Grove School

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 6:35 PM EST2017-12-13 23:35:43 GMT
    Elder Grove School is onto the next step of expansion after their 14.9 million dollar bond is narrowly passed. The bond allows Elder Grove School to expand their elementary school and build a new middle school to help with any overcrowding problems. Now that the bond has passed Superintendent Justin Klebe said there are a number of steps that need to be taken. First, they have some work to do on the bonds including getting the election certificate, resolution of the bonds, and f...More >>
    Elder Grove School is onto the next step of expansion after their 14.9 million dollar bond is narrowly passed. The bond allows Elder Grove School to expand their elementary school and build a new middle school to help with any overcrowding problems. Now that the bond has passed Superintendent Justin Klebe said there are a number of steps that need to be taken. First, they have some work to do on the bonds including getting the election certificate, resolution of the bonds, and f...More >>
  • UPDATE: Person killed in officer-involved shooting identified

    UPDATE: Person killed in officer-involved shooting identified

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 6:07 PM EST2017-12-13 23:07:07 GMT

    The man shot during the officer-involved shooting on Monday in Great Falls has been identified.

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    The man shot during the officer-involved shooting on Monday in Great Falls has been identified.

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  • National Park Service cuts number of admission-free days in 2018

    National Park Service cuts number of admission-free days in 2018

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 5:26 PM EST2017-12-13 22:26:26 GMT

    DENVER: The National Park Service announced Dec. 13 a plan to hold only four admission fee-free days in 2018. It’s a 60 percent reduction from 2017 and a 75 percent reduction from 2016, when the NPS hosted 16 free days for public parks including Glacier and Yellowstone. The Park Service is already under fire for a plan to increase day-use fees during peak seasons at 17 of the country's most popular parks. It's a change the NPS attributes to needing to generate revenue for ...

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    DENVER: The National Park Service announced Dec. 13 a plan to hold only four admission fee-free days in 2018. It’s a 60 percent reduction from 2017 and a 75 percent reduction from 2016, when the NPS hosted 16 free days for public parks including Glacier and Yellowstone. The Park Service is already under fire for a plan to increase day-use fees during peak seasons at 17 of the country's most popular parks. It's a change the NPS attributes to needing to generate revenue for ...

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  • Missoula police turn to national database to try to identify childrens' bones

    Missoula police turn to national database to try to identify childrens' bones

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 4:51 PM EST2017-12-13 21:51:55 GMT

    Missoula Police are trying to identify three children whose bone fragments and teeth were found in a shed this fall. 

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    Missoula Police are trying to identify three children whose bone fragments and teeth were found in a shed this fall. 

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  • Fatal accident near East Helena

    Fatal accident near East Helena

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 3:37 PM EST2017-12-13 20:37:59 GMT
    Montana Highway Patrol is reporting at least 1 person is dead in an early afternoon accident.   It was reported just before 1:00 Wednesday afternoon just west of East Helena on U.S. Highway 12. Cameras from Montana Department of Transportation show snow on the roads but there has been no word on cause of crash as of yet. MHP says to avoid the area if possible. Right now these are the only details available.  We'll update this story as more information comes in.More >>
    Montana Highway Patrol is reporting at least 1 person is dead in an early afternoon accident.   It was reported just before 1:00 Wednesday afternoon just west of East Helena on U.S. Highway 12. Cameras from Montana Department of Transportation show snow on the roads but there has been no word on cause of crash as of yet. MHP says to avoid the area if possible. Right now these are the only details available.  We'll update this story as more information comes in.More >>
  • Police find box containing children's bones in Missoula shed

    Police find box containing children's bones in Missoula shed

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 1:46 PM EST2017-12-13 18:46:35 GMT

    MISSOULA (AP) - Authorities say a box containing bones and teeth that are believed to be from three children was found in the shed of a Missoula home in September.    The Missoulian reports that Missoula police launched an investigation after a cleaning crew found the box when the former tenant was evicted from the property.    Police documents say the Montana State Crime Lab verified the remains as human, and an anthropology professor at the University of Mon...

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    MISSOULA (AP) - Authorities say a box containing bones and teeth that are believed to be from three children was found in the shed of a Missoula home in September.    The Missoulian reports that Missoula police launched an investigation after a cleaning crew found the box when the former tenant was evicted from the property.    Police documents say the Montana State Crime Lab verified the remains as human, and an anthropology professor at the University of Mon...

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  • Man ejected after rolling car, hit and killed by passing motorist

    Man ejected after rolling car, hit and killed by passing motorist

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 12:50 PM EST2017-12-13 17:50:52 GMT

    One man is dead after he was ejected in a rollover crash and was then hit by a passing vehicle.

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    One man is dead after he was ejected in a rollover crash and was then hit by a passing vehicle.

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  • Your money: 2017’s HOT toys: We buy them and try them

    Your money: 2017’s HOT toys: We buy them and try them

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 12:53 AM EST2017-12-13 05:53:27 GMT
    The Fingerling is expected to be the hottest toy of the season, but will kids actually like it? Before you spend your money on any toys this season, KULR-8 is here to help. We combed through all the hot toy lists we could find and purchased seven toys targeted to school-aged kids. We were looking for toys under $50, but splurged on one. (Note: some prices have changed since we made our purchases.) Then we brought a group of kids into the station to give the toys a test run. We let th...More >>
    The Fingerling is expected to be the hottest toy of the season, but will kids actually like it? Before you spend your money on any toys this season, KULR-8 is here to help. We combed through all the hot toy lists we could find and purchased seven toys targeted to school-aged kids. We were looking for toys under $50, but splurged on one. (Note: some prices have changed since we made our purchases.) Then we brought a group of kids into the station to give the toys a test run. We let th...More >>
  • US national parks to slash number of free days for visitors

    US national parks to slash number of free days for visitors

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 8:12 PM EST2017-12-13 01:12:07 GMT
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    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free.    After waiving entrance fees for 16 days in 2016 and 10 days in 2017, the National Park Service announced Tuesday that it will have four no-cost days next year.    They will be Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 15), the first day of National Park Week (April 21), National Public Lands Day (Sept. 22) and Veterans Day (Nov. 11).    ...More >>
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free.    After waiving entrance fees for 16 days in 2016 and 10 days in 2017, the National Park Service announced Tuesday that it will have four no-cost days next year.    They will be Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 15), the first day of National Park Week (April 21), National Public Lands Day (Sept. 22) and Veterans Day (Nov. 11).    ...More >>
  • New TSA security procedures underway in all Montana airports

    New TSA security procedures underway in all Montana airports

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 6:44 PM EST2017-12-12 23:44:42 GMT

    As of this week, most people flying out of a Montana airport will be required to remove electronic items larger than a phone from their carry-on luggage when going through a TSA checkpoint.

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    As of this week, most people flying out of a Montana airport will be required to remove electronic items larger than a phone from their carry-on luggage when going through a TSA checkpoint.

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  • GFPS to discuss new school boundaries

    GFPS to discuss new school boundaries

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 6:22 PM EST2017-12-12 23:22:08 GMT

    Since the bond passed in October 2016 the talks of changing the boundaries for elementary schools in Great Falls have surfaced.  GFPS asked for comments and the public obliged with overwhelmingly negative responses. 

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    Since the bond passed in October 2016 the talks of changing the boundaries for elementary schools in Great Falls have surfaced.  GFPS asked for comments and the public obliged with overwhelmingly negative responses. 

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  • Fire destroys Butte building

    Fire destroys Butte building

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 4:08 PM EST2017-12-12 21:08:31 GMT

    The Butte Fire Department is responding to a structure fire at a business on Front Street. 

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    The Butte Fire Department is responding to a structure fire at a business on Front Street. 

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  • Sore mouth disease suspected in Yellowstone bighorn sheep

    Sore mouth disease suspected in Yellowstone bighorn sheep

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 10:44 AM EST2017-12-12 15:44:09 GMT

    Sore mouth disease (also known as contagious ecthyma) is thought to be responsible for an illness observed among bighorn rams in Yellowstone National Park.

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    Sore mouth disease (also known as contagious ecthyma) is thought to be responsible for an illness observed among bighorn rams in Yellowstone National Park.

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  • Need to Know: Shipping over the Holidays, dates to ship by

    Need to Know: Shipping over the Holidays, dates to ship by

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 6:21 AM EST2017-12-12 11:21:37 GMT

    Did you know that UPS is expected to ship more than 750 million packages over the holidays? 

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    Did you know that UPS is expected to ship more than 750 million packages over the holidays? 

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  • Committee discusses Doyon's City Administrator contract

    Committee discusses Doyon's City Administrator contract

    Monday, December 11 2017 8:07 PM EST2017-12-12 01:07:23 GMT

    The city of Billings will soon see a new city administrator. But before that can happen, the committee must first agree on a contract.

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    The city of Billings will soon see a new city administrator. But before that can happen, the committee must first agree on a contract.

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  • Could mild winter temperatures be dangerous?

    Could mild winter temperatures be dangerous?

    Monday, December 11 2017 7:16 PM EST2017-12-12 00:16:16 GMT

    The magic city hit near record temps this thanksgiving... And it seems Christmas might be the same story.  Although it's still very early in the winter season, the mild temps have some Montanans worried. 

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    The magic city hit near record temps this thanksgiving... And it seems Christmas might be the same story.  Although it's still very early in the winter season, the mild temps have some Montanans worried. 

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  • Higher car registration fees kick in next month in Montana

    Higher car registration fees kick in next month in Montana

    Monday, December 11 2017 6:23 PM EST2017-12-11 23:23:55 GMT

    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Car owners in Montana will pay a little more when it comes time to renew vehicle registrations next year.    The Montana Standard reports that starting Jan. 1, a new statewide administrative fee of 3 percent will be applied to all portions of registration costs except on the county option fee.    State lawmakers increased registration fees during the last legislative session in hopes of raising about $25 million over the next two years to fund t...

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    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Car owners in Montana will pay a little more when it comes time to renew vehicle registrations next year.    The Montana Standard reports that starting Jan. 1, a new statewide administrative fee of 3 percent will be applied to all portions of registration costs except on the county option fee.    State lawmakers increased registration fees during the last legislative session in hopes of raising about $25 million over the next two years to fund t...

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  • EPA identifies 2 Montana Superfund sites for quick action

    EPA identifies 2 Montana Superfund sites for quick action

    Monday, December 11 2017 6:00 PM EST2017-12-11 23:00:19 GMT
    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Federal officials say two polluted sites associated with Montana's copper industry will get heightened attention as the government pushes to complete cleanups that have dragged on more than three decades.    The Silver Bow Creek/Butte site and Anaconda Smelter were added to the U.S. Environmental Protection agency's Superfund list of highly-contaminated sites in 1983.    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Friday identified the two as among 21 Sup...More >>
    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Federal officials say two polluted sites associated with Montana's copper industry will get heightened attention as the government pushes to complete cleanups that have dragged on more than three decades.    The Silver Bow Creek/Butte site and Anaconda Smelter were added to the U.S. Environmental Protection agency's Superfund list of highly-contaminated sites in 1983.    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Friday identified the two as among 21 Sup...More >>
  • US man accused of illegal gun exports to Europe, Australia

    US man accused of illegal gun exports to Europe, Australia

    Monday, December 11 2017 3:55 PM EST2017-12-11 20:55:34 GMT

    A captured fugitive is accused of dozens of federal firearms violations in Montana for allegedly exporting guns from the U.S. to customers in countries with restrictive gun laws.

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    A captured fugitive is accused of dozens of federal firearms violations in Montana for allegedly exporting guns from the U.S. to customers in countries with restrictive gun laws.

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  • Watchdog says MT Democratic Party violated campaign finance rules

    Watchdog says MT Democratic Party violated campaign finance rules

    Monday, December 11 2017 3:12 PM EST2017-12-11 20:12:08 GMT
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana's chief political watchdog says the Montana Democratic Party failed to identify the issues and candidates that benefited from the party's spending of about $375,000 on the 2016 general election.    Commissioner of Political Practices Jeff Mangan also found the party failed to include Supreme Court candidate Dirk Sandefur on a list of candidates it was supporting.    Mangan says he referred the case to the Lewis and Clark County attorney...More >>
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana's chief political watchdog says the Montana Democratic Party failed to identify the issues and candidates that benefited from the party's spending of about $375,000 on the 2016 general election.    Commissioner of Political Practices Jeff Mangan also found the party failed to include Supreme Court candidate Dirk Sandefur on a list of candidates it was supporting.    Mangan says he referred the case to the Lewis and Clark County attorney...More >>
  • Places you can donate in Bozeman for the Holidays

    Places you can donate in Bozeman for the Holidays

    Monday, December 11 2017 6:29 AM EST2017-12-11 11:29:10 GMT

    This weekend was the 6th annual Shop with a Cop. This event is a wonderful way to help less fortunate children during the holidays. 

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    This weekend was the 6th annual Shop with a Cop. This event is a wonderful way to help less fortunate children during the holidays. 

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  • Soda Butte Creek set to be removed from impaired list

    Soda Butte Creek set to be removed from impaired list

    Sunday, December 10 2017 6:12 PM EST2017-12-10 23:12:26 GMT

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A creek that flows into the northeastern corner of Yellowstone National Park is set to be removed from a list of impaired waterways next year.    

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    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A creek that flows into the northeastern corner of Yellowstone National Park is set to be removed from a list of impaired waterways next year.    

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  • National monument eyed in Montana as others reduced by Trump

    National monument eyed in Montana as others reduced by Trump

    Saturday, December 9 2017 2:31 PM EST2017-12-09 19:31:18 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Even as it clashes with American Indians over reductions to national monuments in the Southwest, the Trump administration is engaging with a Montana tribe over the creation of a new monument next to its reservation. 

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Even as it clashes with American Indians over reductions to national monuments in the Southwest, the Trump administration is engaging with a Montana tribe over the creation of a new monument next to its reservation. 

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  • How one man saved five lives; an organ donor's story

    How one man saved five lives; an organ donor's story

    Friday, December 8 2017 10:47 PM EST2017-12-09 03:47:05 GMT
    Five lives were saved from one man's decision to be an organ donor. David Jorgenson died after a motorcycle accident on the Beartooth Highway in the summer of 2006. This past summer, David's family met Steven Arbagast. The recipient of David's heart. "My first question to him was, 'were you this nice before you got Dave's heart?'" said David's sister-in-law Julie Jorgenson. "And he just smiled and said ask my wife. And she said yes he was." Julie said Steven b...More >>
    Five lives were saved from one man's decision to be an organ donor. David Jorgenson died after a motorcycle accident on the Beartooth Highway in the summer of 2006. This past summer, David's family met Steven Arbagast. The recipient of David's heart. "My first question to him was, 'were you this nice before you got Dave's heart?'" said David's sister-in-law Julie Jorgenson. "And he just smiled and said ask my wife. And she said yes he was." Julie said Steven b...More >>
  • Bozeman resident helps design t-shirts and a logo for Miranda Lambert

    Bozeman resident helps design t-shirts and a logo for Miranda Lambert

    Friday, December 8 2017 7:53 PM EST2017-12-09 00:53:07 GMT

    A local artist in Bozeman is reaching national attention after she was chosen to design t-shirts and a logo for mega country star Miranda Lambert! 

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    A local artist in Bozeman is reaching national attention after she was chosen to design t-shirts and a logo for mega country star Miranda Lambert! 

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  • Records show Zinke helicopter trips cost $53K

    Records show Zinke helicopter trips cost $53K

    Friday, December 8 2017 7:25 PM EST2017-12-09 00:25:30 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Newly released records show Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spent more than $53,000 on three helicopter trips this summer, including one that allowed him to return to Washington in time for a horseback ride with Vice President Mike Pence. The helicopter trips were first reported by Politico.   Records released by the Interior Department show Zinke spent more than $39,000 on a July helicopter tour above two national monuments in Nevada. Zinke was considering...

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Newly released records show Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spent more than $53,000 on three helicopter trips this summer, including one that allowed him to return to Washington in time for a horseback ride with Vice President Mike Pence. The helicopter trips were first reported by Politico.   Records released by the Interior Department show Zinke spent more than $39,000 on a July helicopter tour above two national monuments in Nevada. Zinke was considering...

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  • FWP announced CWD hunt licenses to go on sale Monday

    FWP announced CWD hunt licenses to go on sale Monday

    Friday, December 8 2017 4:27 PM EST2017-12-08 21:27:52 GMT

    Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks has outlined the parameters for a special hunt to help determine prevalence and distribution of chronic wasting disease within the hunt area.

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    Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks has outlined the parameters for a special hunt to help determine prevalence and distribution of chronic wasting disease within the hunt area.

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  • Montana postal worker sentenced for mailed meth

    Montana postal worker sentenced for mailed meth

    Friday, December 8 2017 11:11 AM EST2017-12-08 16:11:07 GMT
    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A northeastern Montana postal worker was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine that was mailed to the post office where she worked.    The Great Falls Tribune reports the sentence for 49-year-old Cinnamon Fulghum was handed down on Thursday after she was indicted on federal charges in June.    Authorities say the Plentywood resident received between 20 and 40 packages while working at the post office fro...More >>
    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A northeastern Montana postal worker was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine that was mailed to the post office where she worked.    The Great Falls Tribune reports the sentence for 49-year-old Cinnamon Fulghum was handed down on Thursday after she was indicted on federal charges in June.    Authorities say the Plentywood resident received between 20 and 40 packages while working at the post office fro...More >>
  • Is Elf on the Shelf adding more stress?

    Is Elf on the Shelf adding more stress?

    Thursday, December 7 2017 11:13 PM EST2017-12-08 04:13:16 GMT

    The holiday season sometimes brings out the worst behavior in children. So what do you do to help? Well, some parents turn to using the popular Elf on the Shelf. Is your elf more of a hassle than it's worth though? If you're a parent you most likely know of Elf on the Shelf. You adopt the elf, it comes into your home, watches your child's behavior and then reports it all back to Santa. But does this toy cause some unnecessary stress during the holiday season? You've probabl...

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    The holiday season sometimes brings out the worst behavior in children. So what do you do to help? Well, some parents turn to using the popular Elf on the Shelf. Is your elf more of a hassle than it's worth though? If you're a parent you most likely know of Elf on the Shelf. You adopt the elf, it comes into your home, watches your child's behavior and then reports it all back to Santa. But does this toy cause some unnecessary stress during the holiday season? You've probabl...

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  • Montana crews called to help in California

    Montana crews called to help in California

    Thursday, December 7 2017 7:59 PM EST2017-12-08 00:59:16 GMT

    If the order is filled, Montana could send 250 engines to assist crews in California.  

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    If the order is filled, Montana could send 250 engines to assist crews in California.  

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  • Jury finds Dimarzio Sanchez guilty in burning death of Crow Agency woman

    Jury finds Dimarzio Sanchez guilty in burning death of Crow Agency woman

    Thursday, December 7 2017 5:25 PM EST2017-12-07 22:25:21 GMT
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    A Busby man was found guilty of first-degree murder aiding and abetting in federal court Thursday. 

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    A Busby man was found guilty of first-degree murder aiding and abetting in federal court Thursday. 

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  • Montana sheriff reaches plea agreement for abusing son

    Montana sheriff reaches plea agreement for abusing son

    Thursday, December 7 2017 5:15 PM EST2017-12-07 22:15:08 GMT
     CONRAD, Mont. (AP) - A Montana sheriff has reached a plea agreement for abusing his son that recommends he not be allowed to carry a firearm for a year.    The Great Falls Tribune reports a Department of Justice spokesman says Pondera County Sheriff Carl Suta still will be able to serve as sheriff.    Prosecutors set the conditions of the agreement filed in the domestic abuse case against Suta in which Suta agrees to plead no contest to kicking his son in Feb...More >>
     CONRAD, Mont. (AP) - A Montana sheriff has reached a plea agreement for abusing his son that recommends he not be allowed to carry a firearm for a year.    The Great Falls Tribune reports a Department of Justice spokesman says Pondera County Sheriff Carl Suta still will be able to serve as sheriff.    Prosecutors set the conditions of the agreement filed in the domestic abuse case against Suta in which Suta agrees to plead no contest to kicking his son in Feb...More >>
  • Crow Agency woman arrested after Lake County high speed chase

    Crow Agency woman arrested after Lake County high speed chase

    Thursday, December 7 2017 3:32 PM EST2017-12-07 20:32:15 GMT
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    A high-speed chase ended in a shootout with police officers Thursday. 

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    A high-speed chase ended in a shootout with police officers Thursday. 

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  • Montana judicial elections will remain non-partisan

    Montana judicial elections will remain non-partisan

    Thursday, December 7 2017 1:18 PM EST2017-12-07 18:18:03 GMT
    HELENA- The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals released a decision Dec. 7 preserving Montana law that keeps judicial elections nonpartisan. The case, French v. Jones, was spurred by a suit from judicial candidate Mark French. French complained that a state law barring judicial candidates from seeking political endorsements violated his First Amendment rights. But the court held that Montana has “compelling interests in an impartial and independent judiciary” and tha...More >>
    HELENA- The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals released a decision Dec. 7 preserving Montana law that keeps judicial elections nonpartisan. The case, French v. Jones, was spurred by a suit from judicial candidate Mark French. French complained that a state law barring judicial candidates from seeking political endorsements violated his First Amendment rights. But the court held that Montana has “compelling interests in an impartial and independent judiciary” and tha...More >>
  • Whitefish Mountain Resorts opens for the season with $2.6 million in upgrades

    Whitefish Mountain Resorts opens for the season with $2.6 million in upgrades

    Thursday, December 7 2017 11:29 AM EST2017-12-07 16:29:24 GMT

    WHITEFISH- Whitefish Mountain Resort opened for the 2017-2018 winter ski season Thursday.  It's is a special year too, because its their 70th Anniversary Season. Thursday, six lifts including the newly relocated Chair 5 lift are running and downloading on Chair 1 will be required for all guests. 29 trails will open with specially-priced adult lift ticket for $62  

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    WHITEFISH- Whitefish Mountain Resort opened for the 2017-2018 winter ski season Thursday.  It's is a special year too, because its their 70th Anniversary Season. Thursday, six lifts including the newly relocated Chair 5 lift are running and downloading on Chair 1 will be required for all guests. 29 trails will open with specially-priced adult lift ticket for $62  

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  • Bozeman boy flips switch on Capitol Christmas Tree

    Bozeman boy flips switch on Capitol Christmas Tree

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 7:43 PM EST2017-12-07 00:43:09 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C.- On Wednesday evening, one of the stars of the show got to shine. Not just the 80-pound Montana-made copper star on top of the Capitol Christmas Tree, but also 11-year-old Ridley Brandmayr, who had the honor of flipping the switch for this year’s lighting ceremony. Brandmayr, a student from Meadowlark Middle School in Bozeman, was chosen this fall by U.S. Sen. Jon Tester to have the honor of lighting the tree. Tester and Brandmayr became friends this last summe...More >>
    WASHINGTON, D.C.- On Wednesday evening, one of the stars of the show got to shine. Not just the 80-pound Montana-made copper star on top of the Capitol Christmas Tree, but also 11-year-old Ridley Brandmayr, who had the honor of flipping the switch for this year’s lighting ceremony. Brandmayr, a student from Meadowlark Middle School in Bozeman, was chosen this fall by U.S. Sen. Jon Tester to have the honor of lighting the tree. Tester and Brandmayr became friends this last summe...More >>
  • Whitefish Energy settles dispute over Puerto Rico grid work

    Whitefish Energy settles dispute over Puerto Rico grid work

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 5:41 PM EST2017-12-06 22:41:34 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A small Montana company that landed and lost a contract to restore Puerto Rico's hurricane-shattered electric grid has reached a settlement in a dispute over money it said it was owed for the work.    Representatives of Montana-based Whitefish Energy Holdings and Arc American of Indiana confirmed the settlement Wednesday. They declined to release details.    Whitefish sued Arc in federal court on Dec. 1 for allegedly interfering with payments...

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A small Montana company that landed and lost a contract to restore Puerto Rico's hurricane-shattered electric grid has reached a settlement in a dispute over money it said it was owed for the work.    Representatives of Montana-based Whitefish Energy Holdings and Arc American of Indiana confirmed the settlement Wednesday. They declined to release details.    Whitefish sued Arc in federal court on Dec. 1 for allegedly interfering with payments...

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  • High-speed chase reported on Highway 93

    High-speed chase reported on Highway 93

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 4:13 PM EST2017-12-06 21:13:05 GMT

    The Flathead County Sheriff's Office is reportedly investigating a shooting that happened after a high-speed chase Wednesday. The chase started in Missoula shortly after noon, after reports of a vehicle driving recklessly in a residential neighborhood. 

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    The Flathead County Sheriff's Office is reportedly investigating a shooting that happened after a high-speed chase Wednesday. The chase started in Missoula shortly after noon, after reports of a vehicle driving recklessly in a residential neighborhood. 

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  • Montana ACLU and partner groups issue joint letter "Standing up to ICE"

    Montana ACLU and partner groups issue joint letter "Standing up to ICE"

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 2:53 PM EST2017-12-06 19:53:33 GMT

    The ACLU of Montana and partner groups issued a joint statement Wednesday pertaining to a federal filing, Monday, regarding an immigration case originating out of Gallatin County.

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    The ACLU of Montana and partner groups issued a joint statement Wednesday pertaining to a federal filing, Monday, regarding an immigration case originating out of Gallatin County.

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  • DC arborist celebrates special Montana connection

    DC arborist celebrates special Montana connection

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 11:00 AM EST2017-12-06 16:00:14 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C.- Crews worked this week to decorate the Capitol Christmas Tree with ornaments made by kids in Montana. And one of the crew members had a special connection to the Treasure State. Merissa Reynolds works as a gardener at the Senate building, but has previously lived in Kalispell and worked for the Montana Conservation Corps in Glacier National Park. She says she couldn’t miss a chance to tap into her Montana pride. “Once I found out the tree was from ...More >>
    WASHINGTON, D.C.- Crews worked this week to decorate the Capitol Christmas Tree with ornaments made by kids in Montana. And one of the crew members had a special connection to the Treasure State. Merissa Reynolds works as a gardener at the Senate building, but has previously lived in Kalispell and worked for the Montana Conservation Corps in Glacier National Park. She says she couldn’t miss a chance to tap into her Montana pride. “Once I found out the tree was from ...More >>
  • Final Preparations on Capitol Christmas Tree

    Final Preparations on Capitol Christmas Tree

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 10:34 AM EST2017-12-06 15:34:43 GMT

    It's a tradition nearly 60 years in the making. Once a year, a state is picked to provide our nation's capitol with a Christmas tree. 

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    It's a tradition nearly 60 years in the making. Once a year, a state is picked to provide our nation's capitol with a Christmas tree. 

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  • MT Secretary of State: Montana has no voter fraud issue

    MT Secretary of State: Montana has no voter fraud issue

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 10:34 AM EST2017-12-06 15:34:32 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Secretary of State Corey Stapleton says Montana does not have issues of coordinated voter fraud, but argued there were cases of "voter misconduct" that need to be addressed. 

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Secretary of State Corey Stapleton says Montana does not have issues of coordinated voter fraud, but argued there were cases of "voter misconduct" that need to be addressed. 

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  • Montana's Yaak spruce to light up Wednesday on West Lawn in Washington DC

    Montana's Yaak spruce to light up Wednesday on West Lawn in Washington DC

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 10:11 AM EST2017-12-06 15:11:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON DC- The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be lit by the Speaker of the House, Paul D. Ryan, on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 during a ceremony on the West Front Lawn beginning at 5 p.m. 

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    WASHINGTON DC- The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be lit by the Speaker of the House, Paul D. Ryan, on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 during a ceremony on the West Front Lawn beginning at 5 p.m. 

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  • Delta flight makes emergency bathroom stop in Montana

    Delta flight makes emergency bathroom stop in Montana

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 10:04 AM EST2017-12-06 15:04:41 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Delta flight from New York City to Seattle had to make a stop in Billings after the plane's toilets filled up and passengers couldn't hold it any longer. 

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Delta flight from New York City to Seattle had to make a stop in Billings after the plane's toilets filled up and passengers couldn't hold it any longer. 

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  • Google blocks YouTube on Amazon devices in escalating feud

    Google blocks YouTube on Amazon devices in escalating feud

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 10:45 PM EST2017-12-06 03:45:05 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is pulling its popular YouTube video service from Amazon's Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire.    Google says the decision to block YouTube is retaliation for Amazon's refusal to sell some Google products that compete with Amazon gadgets. That includes Google's Chromecast streaming device, an alternative to Fire TV, and an internet-connected speaker called Home, which is trying to catch u...

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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is pulling its popular YouTube video service from Amazon's Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire.    Google says the decision to block YouTube is retaliation for Amazon's refusal to sell some Google products that compete with Amazon gadgets. That includes Google's Chromecast streaming device, an alternative to Fire TV, and an internet-connected speaker called Home, which is trying to catch u...

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  • Charter outage preventing emergency calls

    Charter outage preventing emergency calls

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 7:39 PM EST2017-12-06 00:39:26 GMT

    Charter reports a service outage affecting customers in Butte, Bozeman, Anaconda, Dillon and Great Falls Tuesday afternoon.

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    Charter reports a service outage affecting customers in Butte, Bozeman, Anaconda, Dillon and Great Falls Tuesday afternoon.

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  • Woman gives leggings with love to struggling girls

    Woman gives leggings with love to struggling girls

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 7:30 PM EST2017-12-06 00:30:40 GMT

    HELENA-Mont.- One woman is trying to make the holidays happier for kids one legging at a time.

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    HELENA-Mont.- One woman is trying to make the holidays happier for kids one legging at a time.

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  • Montana wildlife reserve to offer bison hunts on the prairie

    Montana wildlife reserve to offer bison hunts on the prairie

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 6:40 PM EST2017-12-05 23:40:10 GMT

    A conservation group attempting to piece together the largest private wildlife reserve in the United States says it will allow eight hunters a chance to kill bison on the grasslands of north-central Montana.

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    A conservation group attempting to piece together the largest private wildlife reserve in the United States says it will allow eight hunters a chance to kill bison on the grasslands of north-central Montana.

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  • Budget analysts working to avoid revenue shortfall confusion

    Budget analysts working to avoid revenue shortfall confusion

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 5:08 PM EST2017-12-05 22:08:36 GMT
    HELENA (AP) - The budget analysis arm of the Montana Legislature is working on a more accurate way to estimate state tax revenues after a special session was held to address a projected $227 million shortfall compared to the revenue projections lawmakers worked with this spring.    Members of the Revenue and Transportation Interim Committee agreed Monday that the Legislature should study the state's overall tax structure, but acknowledged that wouldn't happen before the...More >>
    HELENA (AP) - The budget analysis arm of the Montana Legislature is working on a more accurate way to estimate state tax revenues after a special session was held to address a projected $227 million shortfall compared to the revenue projections lawmakers worked with this spring.    Members of the Revenue and Transportation Interim Committee agreed Monday that the Legislature should study the state's overall tax structure, but acknowledged that wouldn't happen before the...More >>
  • Chronic wasting disease found in northern Montana mule deer

    Chronic wasting disease found in northern Montana mule deer

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 4:58 PM EST2017-12-05 21:58:34 GMT

    A mule deer shot north of Chester near the Canadian border has tested positive for chronic wasting disease, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. 

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    A mule deer shot north of Chester near the Canadian border has tested positive for chronic wasting disease, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. 

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  • Helena-Based Fundraiser Pays It Forward

    Helena-Based Fundraiser Pays It Forward

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 4:31 PM EST2017-12-05 21:31:41 GMT

    Leah Cupino runs the Art Space in downtown Helena. Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies – The Montana Coalition recently approached her with an idea inspired by the holiday season. 

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    Leah Cupino runs the Art Space in downtown Helena. Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies – The Montana Coalition recently approached her with an idea inspired by the holiday season. 

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  • Poll ranks each state's favorite candy

    Poll ranks each state's favorite candy

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 4:29 PM EST2017-12-05 21:29:34 GMT

    A new survey ranks each state’s favorite holiday season candy according to customer favorites and confectioners’ estimates. Candy canes and Pez ranked among some of the most popular treats throughout the nation. Around the winter holidays, Montanans most often reach for Skittles, followed by Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, according to the results. Snicker’s and Reese’s Pieces are popular in Wyoming, and chocola...

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    A new survey ranks each state’s favorite holiday season candy according to customer favorites and confectioners’ estimates. Candy canes and Pez ranked among some of the most popular treats throughout the nation. Around the winter holidays, Montanans most often reach for Skittles, followed by Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, according to the results. Snicker’s and Reese’s Pieces are popular in Wyoming, and chocola...

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  • Secretary Zinke fires back at Patagonia protest

    Secretary Zinke fires back at Patagonia protest

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 3:34 PM EST2017-12-05 20:34:13 GMT

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke defended his recommendation to reduce or alter a handful of national monuments in a media briefing Tuesday morning. Zinke dismissed a protest led by Patagonia as a “special interest” complaint. “This is not about energy, there is no oil and gas assets…” Zinke said, “The argument that somehow president Trump stole land is nefarious, false and a lie.” The protest came in light of the National Monument Report, whi...

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    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke defended his recommendation to reduce or alter a handful of national monuments in a media briefing Tuesday morning. Zinke dismissed a protest led by Patagonia as a “special interest” complaint. “This is not about energy, there is no oil and gas assets…” Zinke said, “The argument that somehow president Trump stole land is nefarious, false and a lie.” The protest came in light of the National Monument Report, whi...

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  • The importance of clearing snow off of your car before you drive

    The importance of clearing snow off of your car before you drive

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 6:49 AM EST2017-12-05 11:49:05 GMT

    Clearing and scraping off snow and ice in the morning might just be the last thing that you want to do, but it is extremely important that you do so. Why? Because it helps keep you and every other driver safe on the road. 

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    Clearing and scraping off snow and ice in the morning might just be the last thing that you want to do, but it is extremely important that you do so. Why? Because it helps keep you and every other driver safe on the road. 

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  • MSUB holds forum to talk about political climate

    MSUB holds forum to talk about political climate

    Monday, December 4 2017 11:49 PM EST2017-12-05 04:49:46 GMT

    "I can work with you if you believe what I believe but I can also work with you if you don't believe what I believe," Halle Keltner, a Montana resident said.  

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    "I can work with you if you believe what I believe but I can also work with you if you don't believe what I believe," Halle Keltner, a Montana resident said.  

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  • MSU grad writes children's book about a dog with a 7-inch tongue

    MSU grad writes children's book about a dog with a 7-inch tongue

    Monday, December 4 2017 6:34 PM EST2017-12-04 23:34:10 GMT

    MSU grad Carla Rickert who lives in Bozeman, recently wrote a children’s book to help children ages two through eight learn about science. 

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    MSU grad Carla Rickert who lives in Bozeman, recently wrote a children’s book to help children ages two through eight learn about science. 

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  • Montana attorney general sues Oxycontin maker

    Montana attorney general sues Oxycontin maker

    Monday, December 4 2017 6:25 PM EST2017-12-04 23:25:38 GMT

    Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced Dec. 4 a consumer protection lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, which manufactures opioid medication Oxycontin. Fox's office claims that Purdue should be held partly responsible for the prescription opioid epidemic.  In a press release, Fox said: "As our investigation revealed and our complaint alleges, for years, Purdue knew the damage caused by Oxycontin, and rather than scale back or eliminate distribution of the drug, it ramped-up ...

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    Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced Dec. 4 a consumer protection lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, which manufactures opioid medication Oxycontin. Fox's office claims that Purdue should be held partly responsible for the prescription opioid epidemic.  In a press release, Fox said: "As our investigation revealed and our complaint alleges, for years, Purdue knew the damage caused by Oxycontin, and rather than scale back or eliminate distribution of the drug, it ramped-up ...

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  • University of Montana cancels termination letters

    University of Montana cancels termination letters

    Monday, December 4 2017 5:12 PM EST2017-12-04 22:12:05 GMT

    The University of Montana has taken back notice to lecturers that their contracts will not be renewed and their jobs will end in May. Termination notice was sent to 30 lecturers Friday. But hours later UM indicated the decision had been reversed.

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    The University of Montana has taken back notice to lecturers that their contracts will not be renewed and their jobs will end in May. Termination notice was sent to 30 lecturers Friday. But hours later UM indicated the decision had been reversed.

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  • Bobby Hauck named 37th head coach for Griz

    Bobby Hauck named 37th head coach for Griz

    Monday, December 4 2017 4:18 PM EST2017-12-04 21:18:30 GMT

    The University of Montana has officially named Bobby Hauck the next Head Coach for Griz football. 

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    The University of Montana has officially named Bobby Hauck the next Head Coach for Griz football. 

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  • Billings man pleads guilty in pot-related vehicular homicide case

    Billings man pleads guilty in pot-related vehicular homicide case

    Monday, December 4 2017 4:13 PM EST2017-12-04 21:13:21 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 21-year-old Billings man has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide while under the influence of marijuana in an agreement that recommends he be sentenced to 20 years in prison.    The Billings Gazette reports Kent Roderick Jensen made the plea Monday while retaining the right to challenge the state law that sets the threshold at which a person is considered to be under the influence.    Jensen was charged after his vehicle struck a motorcycl...

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 21-year-old Billings man has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide while under the influence of marijuana in an agreement that recommends he be sentenced to 20 years in prison.    The Billings Gazette reports Kent Roderick Jensen made the plea Monday while retaining the right to challenge the state law that sets the threshold at which a person is considered to be under the influence.    Jensen was charged after his vehicle struck a motorcycl...

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  • Montana Special Olympics cancels state Winter Games

    Montana Special Olympics cancels state Winter Games

    Monday, December 4 2017 3:02 PM EST2017-12-04 20:02:32 GMT

    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Special Olympics Montana has canceled its 2018 State Winter Games in Whitefish and plans to instead hold regional winter sports competitions that require less travel and allow more athletes to compete.

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    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Special Olympics Montana has canceled its 2018 State Winter Games in Whitefish and plans to instead hold regional winter sports competitions that require less travel and allow more athletes to compete.

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  • OUTDOOR REPORT: Head to tail movement

    OUTDOOR REPORT: Head to tail movement

    Sunday, December 3 2017 9:03 PM EST2017-12-04 02:03:18 GMT

    For more than a decade the culinary world has been trending with the nose to tail movement, which is basically trying to use as much of the animal to cook with as possible. 

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    For more than a decade the culinary world has been trending with the nose to tail movement, which is basically trying to use as much of the animal to cook with as possible. 

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  • Police investigating robbery at Billings casino

    Police investigating robbery at Billings casino

    Sunday, December 3 2017 12:35 PM EST2017-12-03 17:35:37 GMT

    Billings police are investigating the report of a robbery at Mardi Gras Casino Sunday morning. 

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    Billings police are investigating the report of a robbery at Mardi Gras Casino Sunday morning. 

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  • Medical marijuana providers, patients oppose new regulations

    Medical marijuana providers, patients oppose new regulations

    Saturday, December 2 2017 9:20 PM EST2017-12-03 02:20:39 GMT

    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Medical marijuana providers and patients in Montana say proposed regulatory actions would place considerable cost and time burdens on them.    

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    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Medical marijuana providers and patients in Montana say proposed regulatory actions would place considerable cost and time burdens on them.    

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  • Apple partners with Stanford University for heart study

    Apple partners with Stanford University for heart study

    Saturday, December 2 2017 9:19 PM EST2017-12-03 02:19:44 GMT

    Apple has entered into a unique partnership with Stanford University School of Medicine.

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    Apple has entered into a unique partnership with Stanford University School of Medicine.

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  • Researchers say national park fee hike could cost Montana

    Researchers say national park fee hike could cost Montana

    Saturday, December 2 2017 6:38 PM EST2017-12-02 23:38:15 GMT
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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - University of Montana researchers say the U.S. Department of Interior's proposal to more than double the cost of the seven-day pass for national parks could cause economic harm to neighboring communities.

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - University of Montana researchers say the U.S. Department of Interior's proposal to more than double the cost of the seven-day pass for national parks could cause economic harm to neighboring communities.

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  • Senate passes Republican tax overhaul

    Senate passes Republican tax overhaul

    Saturday, December 2 2017 1:38 PM EST2017-12-02 18:38:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has passed a nearly $1.5 trillion Republican tax bill that's historic in scope and an urgent political priority for President Donald Trump and the GOP.  

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has passed a nearly $1.5 trillion Republican tax bill that's historic in scope and an urgent political priority for President Donald Trump and the GOP.  

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  • Cody residents meet to discuss management of grizzlies

    Cody residents meet to discuss management of grizzlies

    Saturday, December 2 2017 12:43 AM EST2017-12-02 05:43:55 GMT
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    A man who shot a grizzly, and a man who was attacked and injured by a grizzly joined almost 200 people in Cody Thursday night, to help decide how the bears will be managed in Wyoming. The state took over management this summer after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service took Yellowstone grizzlies off the endangered species list. 

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    A man who shot a grizzly, and a man who was attacked and injured by a grizzly joined almost 200 people in Cody Thursday night, to help decide how the bears will be managed in Wyoming. The state took over management this summer after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service took Yellowstone grizzlies off the endangered species list. 

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  • Two arrested in deliberate homicide of decapitated Billings man

    Two arrested in deliberate homicide of decapitated Billings man

    Friday, December 1 2017 6:47 PM EST2017-12-01 23:47:18 GMT

    Two men are arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of Myron Wesley Knight. Donald Ray Cherry, 31, and Jeffrey Glen Haverty, 33, are being held at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility in relation to Knight's murder. 

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    Two men are arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of Myron Wesley Knight. Donald Ray Cherry, 31, and Jeffrey Glen Haverty, 33, are being held at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility in relation to Knight's murder. 

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  • 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

    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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    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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  • Your money: Craft kit sold at Toys "R" Us recalled due to mold in clay

    Your money: Craft kit sold at Toys "R" Us recalled due to mold in clay

    Friday, December 1 2017 1:04 AM EST2017-12-01 06:04:53 GMT

    The recall involves "Totally Me!" Clay Craft Kits, sold at Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us. Mold can be present in the clay and pose the risk of respiratory or other infections in individuals with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs or an allergy to mold. Toys "R" Us has received three reports of mold in the clay.

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    The recall involves "Totally Me!" Clay Craft Kits, sold at Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us. Mold can be present in the clay and pose the risk of respiratory or other infections in individuals with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs or an allergy to mold. Toys "R" Us has received three reports of mold in the clay.

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  • Your health: Genetics that shape earlobes

    Your health: Genetics that shape earlobes

    Friday, December 1 2017 12:57 AM EST2017-12-01 05:57:15 GMT
    Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh took a look at the genetics of earlobes. It turns out there is not one, two or even three genes that determine if your earlobes are attached or not. There are at least 49! While it's interesting for most of us to compare earlobes, dangly or attached, the research does have a serious mission.More >>
    Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh took a look at the genetics of earlobes. It turns out there is not one, two or even three genes that determine if your earlobes are attached or not. There are at least 49! While it's interesting for most of us to compare earlobes, dangly or attached, the research does have a serious mission.More >>
  • Colorado man gets almost 13 years in prison for child porn

    Colorado man gets almost 13 years in prison for child porn

    Thursday, November 30 2017 3:10 PM EST2017-11-30 20:10:37 GMT

    A federal judge has sentenced a Colorado man to almost 13 years in prison after authorities said he crossed into Canada from Montana with hundreds of child pornography videos and images. 

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    A federal judge has sentenced a Colorado man to almost 13 years in prison after authorities said he crossed into Canada from Montana with hundreds of child pornography videos and images. 

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  • "Montana Home" looking for a forever home on HGTV

    "Montana Home" looking for a forever home on HGTV

    Thursday, November 30 2017 9:25 AM EST2017-11-30 14:25:02 GMT

    Hopefully, a new show will be coming to your home soon. “Montana Home” which has already aired its pilot is just waiting for the phone call to hear if they have been picked up.  

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    Hopefully, a new show will be coming to your home soon. “Montana Home” which has already aired its pilot is just waiting for the phone call to hear if they have been picked up.  

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  • Work comp board votes to withdraw lawsuit against state

    Work comp board votes to withdraw lawsuit against state

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 7:15 PM EST2017-11-30 00:15:54 GMT

    The Montana State Fund board of directors has voted to withdraw its lawsuit challenging a management fee passed during the special legislative session to help pay for the state's record fire season.

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    The Montana State Fund board of directors has voted to withdraw its lawsuit challenging a management fee passed during the special legislative session to help pay for the state's record fire season.

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  • Groups plan to sue over water pollution from Troy Mine

    Groups plan to sue over water pollution from Troy Mine

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 6:34 PM EST2017-11-29 23:34:43 GMT

    On behalf of the Montana Environmental Information Center, the Western Environmental Law Center sent a notice of intent to sue Hecla Mining company over water pollution from the Troy Mine in northwestern Montana.

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    On behalf of the Montana Environmental Information Center, the Western Environmental Law Center sent a notice of intent to sue Hecla Mining company over water pollution from the Troy Mine in northwestern Montana.

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  • Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton survives heart attack

    Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton survives heart attack

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 5:12 PM EST2017-11-29 22:12:23 GMT

    Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton is recovering in the intensive care unit at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital after suffering a heart attack Tuesday morning.  According to Undersheriff Jason Grimmis, Sheriff Dutton was on his way to a meeting in Miles City traveling with several deputies, when he began feeling sick around Three Forks. Grimmis says Dutton became increasingly concerned near Livingston, before he was briefly taken to the hospital in Livingston then transpor...

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    Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton is recovering in the intensive care unit at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital after suffering a heart attack Tuesday morning.  According to Undersheriff Jason Grimmis, Sheriff Dutton was on his way to a meeting in Miles City traveling with several deputies, when he began feeling sick around Three Forks. Grimmis says Dutton became increasingly concerned near Livingston, before he was briefly taken to the hospital in Livingston then transpor...

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  • Christmas Tree Fires, how you can prevent it from happening

    Christmas Tree Fires, how you can prevent it from happening

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 6:26 AM EST2017-11-29 11:26:06 GMT

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Now that Thanksgiving is over, people are turning their attention to Christmas and homeowners are decorating their homes for the holidays! 

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    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Now that Thanksgiving is over, people are turning their attention to Christmas and homeowners are decorating their homes for the holidays! 

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  • Massage Envy chain under fire amidst sex assault allegations

    Massage Envy chain under fire amidst sex assault allegations

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 10:47 AM EST2017-11-28 15:47:51 GMT

    BILLINGS- At least 180 women are making accusations of sexual assault...After getting massages at Massage Envy. Massage Envy is a chain of spas with almost 12-hundred locations nationwide, that includes a location in Billings, Bozeman and MIssoula. 

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    BILLINGS- At least 180 women are making accusations of sexual assault...After getting massages at Massage Envy. Massage Envy is a chain of spas with almost 12-hundred locations nationwide, that includes a location in Billings, Bozeman and MIssoula. 

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  • Montana phones will keep their '406' area code for awhile longer

    Montana phones will keep their '406' area code for awhile longer

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 10:20 AM EST2017-11-28 15:20:00 GMT

    Helena, Mont. – Montana will remain the “406” for a while longer thanks in part to the Montana Public Service Commission’s efforts to ensure phone numbers are allocated more efficiently across the state. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) That's the latest coming from a press released given to news stations across Montana Tuesday from the PSC. Four years ago the state’s 406 area code was expected to exhaust by 2019.  Officials informed the Co...

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    Helena, Mont. – Montana will remain the “406” for a while longer thanks in part to the Montana Public Service Commission’s efforts to ensure phone numbers are allocated more efficiently across the state. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) That's the latest coming from a press released given to news stations across Montana Tuesday from the PSC. Four years ago the state’s 406 area code was expected to exhaust by 2019.  Officials informed the Co...

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  • Trump takes on controversy-laden agenda on Capitol Hill

    Trump takes on controversy-laden agenda on Capitol Hill

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 9:53 AM EST2017-11-28 14:53:32 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's year-end agenda hangs in the balance as he heads to Capitol Hill to rally Senate Republicans on taxes - and then pivots to negotiations with Democrats pressing for victories of their own in a separate, high-stakes showdown over the budget and immigration.    After 10 months in office, Trump is still seeking his first marquee win in Congress, but the White House and GOP leaders have work to do to get their tax bill in shape for a ho...More >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's year-end agenda hangs in the balance as he heads to Capitol Hill to rally Senate Republicans on taxes - and then pivots to negotiations with Democrats pressing for victories of their own in a separate, high-stakes showdown over the budget and immigration.    After 10 months in office, Trump is still seeking his first marquee win in Congress, but the White House and GOP leaders have work to do to get their tax bill in shape for a ho...More >>
  • Top states that participate in 'Giving Tuesday'

    Top states that participate in 'Giving Tuesday'

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 9:46 AM EST2017-11-28 14:46:38 GMT

    MONTANA- A new study shows Montana does not rank in the top ten for states that participate in Giving Tuesday.  The personal-finance website WalletHub  released its report on 2017’s Most Charitable States, along with its Charity Calculator to help donors decide whether to give time or money for maximum philanthropic impact. To determine where the most generous Americans are inspiring others to be more selfless, WalletHub compared the 50 states based on 14 key indicat...

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    MONTANA- A new study shows Montana does not rank in the top ten for states that participate in Giving Tuesday.  The personal-finance website WalletHub  released its report on 2017’s Most Charitable States, along with its Charity Calculator to help donors decide whether to give time or money for maximum philanthropic impact. To determine where the most generous Americans are inspiring others to be more selfless, WalletHub compared the 50 states based on 14 key indicat...

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  • BREAKING: Standoff closes roads in Four Corners area

    BREAKING: Standoff closes roads in Four Corners area

    Monday, November 27 2017 6:05 PM EST2017-11-27 23:05:28 GMT

    Law Enforcement is currently managing an incident with an armed subject in the area of Zoot Way in Four Corners. 

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    Law Enforcement is currently managing an incident with an armed subject in the area of Zoot Way in Four Corners. 

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  • Attorney: Gianforte spokesman lied about attack on reporter

    Attorney: Gianforte spokesman lied about attack on reporter

    Monday, November 27 2017 5:19 PM EST2017-11-27 22:19:03 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - An attorney for a reporter assaulted by a Montana congressman on the eve of his election says the lawmaker's spokesman lied when he said "no one was misled" by the Republican's initial denial of responsibility.

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - An attorney for a reporter assaulted by a Montana congressman on the eve of his election says the lawmaker's spokesman lied when he said "no one was misled" by the Republican's initial denial of responsibility.

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  • North Carolina woman sues Amtrak, worker raped her on train

    North Carolina woman sues Amtrak, worker raped her on train

    Monday, November 27 2017 2:54 PM EST2017-11-27 19:54:04 GMT

    A North Carolina woman is suing Amtrak saying it failed to protect her from an employee who raped her in her sleeping car while the train passed through northeastern Montana in April 2015.

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    A North Carolina woman is suing Amtrak saying it failed to protect her from an employee who raped her in her sleeping car while the train passed through northeastern Montana in April 2015.

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  • Driver of deadly Missoula crash cooperating with police

    Driver of deadly Missoula crash cooperating with police

    Monday, November 27 2017 11:04 AM EST2017-11-27 16:04:29 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A 46-year-old Missoula woman was struck and killed while crossing the street in the southwestern part of the city.    Police say the driver is cooperating with the investigation into the collision, which happened at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. 

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A 46-year-old Missoula woman was struck and killed while crossing the street in the southwestern part of the city.    Police say the driver is cooperating with the investigation into the collision, which happened at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. 

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  • Capitol Christmas Tree arrives in Washington DC from Montana

    Capitol Christmas Tree arrives in Washington DC from Montana

    Monday, November 27 2017 10:44 AM EST2017-11-27 15:44:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON DC- This year's Capitol Christmas Tree has arrived in Washington DC.  Montana is proud to sponsor and supply the 79 foot spruce all the way from the Kootenai National Forest.  It's been heading cross country since it was cut down on November 8th.  

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    WASHINGTON DC- This year's Capitol Christmas Tree has arrived in Washington DC.  Montana is proud to sponsor and supply the 79 foot spruce all the way from the Kootenai National Forest.  It's been heading cross country since it was cut down on November 8th.  

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  • Montana Ski resorts open early this year

    Montana Ski resorts open early this year

    Monday, November 27 2017 10:25 AM EST2017-11-27 15:25:19 GMT
    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Some ski areas in Montana are opening a full two weeks ahead of schedule.    The Bozeman Chronicle reports Bridger Bowl opened up early over Thanksgiving weekend. Lifts will be running again Dec. 1-3 before the ski area goes full-time Dec. 8.    Ski officials say that's the earliest opening since 2010.    The reason is abundant snowfall. Big Sky opened over Thanksgiving weekend as planned but with twice as much snow than usual - 24 i...More >>
    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Some ski areas in Montana are opening a full two weeks ahead of schedule.    The Bozeman Chronicle reports Bridger Bowl opened up early over Thanksgiving weekend. Lifts will be running again Dec. 1-3 before the ski area goes full-time Dec. 8.    Ski officials say that's the earliest opening since 2010.    The reason is abundant snowfall. Big Sky opened over Thanksgiving weekend as planned but with twice as much snow than usual - 24 i...More >>
  • How to avoid being scammed on Cyber Monday

    How to avoid being scammed on Cyber Monday

    Monday, November 27 2017 8:09 AM EST2017-11-27 13:09:56 GMT

    The deals just keep on coming, today, is Cyber Monday and this year records are expected to be broken. 

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    The deals just keep on coming, today, is Cyber Monday and this year records are expected to be broken. 

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  • Law enforcement arrests 20 people in multi-state meth ring

    Law enforcement arrests 20 people in multi-state meth ring

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 8:46 PM EST2017-12-14 01:46:30 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - According to the U.S. Attorney for Eastern Washington, federal, state and local law enforcement conducted a large scale take-down targeting a criminal conspiracy distributing methamphetamine in Washington, Idaho and Montana on Wednesday. Hundreds of law enforcement officials including federal agents and state and local officers executed federal search warrants in Spokane, Moses Lake, Mattawa and in North Idaho.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - According to the U.S. Attorney for Eastern Washington, federal, state and local law enforcement conducted a large scale take-down targeting a criminal conspiracy distributing methamphetamine in Washington, Idaho and Montana on Wednesday. Hundreds of law enforcement officials including federal agents and state and local officers executed federal search warrants in Spokane, Moses Lake, Mattawa and in North Idaho.

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  • Wyoming woman accused of throwing baby into ditch

    Wyoming woman accused of throwing baby into ditch

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 6:18 PM EST2017-12-13 23:18:23 GMT

    Wyoming authorities have charged a woman with aggravated child abuse after police say she threw her 2-month-old daughter into a ditch.

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    Wyoming authorities have charged a woman with aggravated child abuse after police say she threw her 2-month-old daughter into a ditch.

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  • See a movie in a theater every day for a year for only $90? Costco offering bundle for movie lovers

    See a movie in a theater every day for a year for only $90? Costco offering bundle for movie lovers

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 9:42 PM EST2017-12-14 02:42:06 GMT

    If you're into watching movies in theaters and at home, Costco has a deal for you!

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    If you're into watching movies in theaters and at home, Costco has a deal for you!

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