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Avalanche danger HIGH in West Central Montana backcountry

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According to a post on the Missoula Avalanche Facebook page, an avalanche warning is in effect for the West Central Montana backcountry and the current avalanche danger is HIGH.

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  • Opioid overdose training for public servants

    Opioid overdose training for public servants

    Sunday, January 21 2018 10:50 PM EST2018-01-22 03:50:46 GMT

    Opioid overdoses are becoming a common occurrence across the nation.

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    Opioid overdoses are becoming a common occurrence across the nation.

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  • Ravalli County man jailed for attempted murder

    Ravalli County man jailed for attempted murder

    Friday, January 19 2018 10:08 PM EST2018-01-20 03:08:03 GMT

    A Ravalli County man is in jail on charges of attempted murder.

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    A Ravalli County man is in jail on charges of attempted murder.

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  • Unofficial tour list shows Pearl Jam playing Montana this summer

    Unofficial tour list shows Pearl Jam playing Montana this summer

    Friday, January 19 2018 7:26 PM EST2018-01-20 00:26:59 GMT

    An unofficial tour list shows Pearl Jam playing Missoula this summer at Washington-Grizzly Stadium. 

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    An unofficial tour list shows Pearl Jam playing Missoula this summer at Washington-Grizzly Stadium. 

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  • UPDATE: Nine year old boy found

    UPDATE: Nine year old boy found

    Friday, January 19 2018 7:20 PM EST2018-01-20 00:20:10 GMT

    UPDATE: The boy has been found.

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    UPDATE: The boy has been found.

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  • Bozeman announces timing change in hopes of passing justice bond

    Bozeman announces timing change in hopes of passing justice bond

    Friday, January 19 2018 5:49 PM EST2018-01-19 22:49:01 GMT

    The city of Bozeman announced Friday a new change in hopes of successfully passing a cops and courts bond that was shot down by voters last year. 

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    The city of Bozeman announced Friday a new change in hopes of successfully passing a cops and courts bond that was shot down by voters last year. 

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  • Some escaped Yellowstone park bison found near Mammoth

    Some escaped Yellowstone park bison found near Mammoth

    Friday, January 19 2018 5:15 PM EST2018-01-19 22:15:59 GMT

    The National Park Service says it found some of the 52 bison that escaped from holding pens in Yellowstone National Park after someone cut the fence.

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    The National Park Service says it found some of the 52 bison that escaped from holding pens in Yellowstone National Park after someone cut the fence.

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  • New developments in the Cascade County kidnapping case

    New developments in the Cascade County kidnapping case

    Friday, January 19 2018 3:32 PM EST2018-01-19 20:32:19 GMT

    Last summer a woman accused Echeverria brutally beating her, leaving her covered in blood on the bathroom floor of a hotel room.

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    Last summer a woman accused Echeverria brutally beating her, leaving her covered in blood on the bathroom floor of a hotel room.

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  • Pedestrian hit by van in Billings dies of injuries

    Pedestrian hit by van in Billings dies of injuries

    Friday, January 19 2018 2:00 PM EST2018-01-19 19:00:20 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A man who was struck by a minivan in Billings has died of his injuries.    The Billings Gazette reports 53-year-old Terry Dubbs was struck while crossing Central Avenue at 8:45 p.m. on Jan. 5. Deputy Yellowstone County Coroner R.L. Hoffman says Dubbs died Tuesday.    Police say the driver called 911 and cooperated with investigators. He said he did not see Dubbs, who was wearing dark clothing.    Officers said Dubbs suffered a serio...

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A man who was struck by a minivan in Billings has died of his injuries.    The Billings Gazette reports 53-year-old Terry Dubbs was struck while crossing Central Avenue at 8:45 p.m. on Jan. 5. Deputy Yellowstone County Coroner R.L. Hoffman says Dubbs died Tuesday.    Police say the driver called 911 and cooperated with investigators. He said he did not see Dubbs, who was wearing dark clothing.    Officers said Dubbs suffered a serio...

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  • 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 1:57 PM EST2018-01-19 18:57:40 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.

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    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.

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  • Head of Missoula Economic Partnership resigning

    Head of Missoula Economic Partnership resigning

    Friday, January 19 2018 12:22 PM EST2018-01-19 17:22:15 GMT

    According to a press release, James Grunke, who's served as president and CEO of MEP since the organization was founded will be returning to Boise. He's lived in Boise and commuted to Missoula each week while working for MEP. 

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    According to a press release, James Grunke, who's served as president and CEO of MEP since the organization was founded will be returning to Boise. He's lived in Boise and commuted to Missoula each week while working for MEP. 

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  • Loyola, Florence split hoops doubleheader

    Loyola, Florence split hoops doubleheader

    Friday, January 19 2018 10:41 AM EST2018-01-19 15:41:52 GMT

    It was a tale of two halves for both boys and girls games, as the Loyola Rams boys beat the Florence Falcons 61-53, and the Florence girls beat the Loyola Breakers 66-57. 

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    It was a tale of two halves for both boys and girls games, as the Loyola Rams boys beat the Florence Falcons 61-53, and the Florence girls beat the Loyola Breakers 66-57. 

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  • Arlee community reacts to fatal shooting

    Arlee community reacts to fatal shooting

    Thursday, January 18 2018 7:59 PM EST2018-01-19 00:59:31 GMT

    Neighbors say they're not surprised that a shooting took place at the home on Sanders Street where Leonard Peak Jr., 49, died on Jan. 17. 

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    Neighbors say they're not surprised that a shooting took place at the home on Sanders Street where Leonard Peak Jr., 49, died on Jan. 17. 

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  • Former Montana house leader sentenced to 18 years for federal drug charges

    Former Montana house leader sentenced to 18 years for federal drug charges

    Thursday, January 18 2018 7:37 PM EST2018-01-19 00:37:22 GMT

    The former majority of the Montana State House faced sentencing today after being indicted on federal drug charges. 

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    The former majority of the Montana State House faced sentencing today after being indicted on federal drug charges. 

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  • Coroner finds Billings cops used justifiable homicide

    Coroner finds Billings cops used justifiable homicide

    Thursday, January 18 2018 7:32 PM EST2018-01-19 00:32:41 GMT

    Four officers were in court for a coroners inquest following a fatal police involved shooting on May 12th last year. 

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    Four officers were in court for a coroners inquest following a fatal police involved shooting on May 12th last year. 

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  • Helena brewery becomes first to accept bitcoin

    Helena brewery becomes first to accept bitcoin

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:38 PM EST2018-01-18 23:38:58 GMT
    HELENA- Lewis and Clark Brewing Company is the first brewery in the state and possibly the country to accept bitcoin as payment. In a release for the Bitcoin Bitter English-style ale, the brewery announced plans to accept the digital currency as payment. According to the Facebook event, the price of a growler of Bitcoin Bitter will be based on the current value of a bitcoin: "We will also be having some fun for a limited time by varying the price of growler fills on our new Bit...More >>
    HELENA- Lewis and Clark Brewing Company is the first brewery in the state and possibly the country to accept bitcoin as payment. In a release for the Bitcoin Bitter English-style ale, the brewery announced plans to accept the digital currency as payment. According to the Facebook event, the price of a growler of Bitcoin Bitter will be based on the current value of a bitcoin: "We will also be having some fun for a limited time by varying the price of growler fills on our new Bit...More >>
  • Science panel backs lower drunken driving threshold

    Science panel backs lower drunken driving threshold

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:09 PM EST2018-01-18 23:09:18 GMT

    A prestigious scientific panel is recommending states significantly lower their drunken driving threshold. It says 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths a year are "entirely preventable."

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    A prestigious scientific panel is recommending states significantly lower their drunken driving threshold. It says 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths a year are "entirely preventable."

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  • Man with past ties to the KKK runs for Montana office

    Man with past ties to the KKK runs for Montana office

    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:51 PM EST2018-01-18 21:51:15 GMT

    Jon Abarr has been disavowed by the Montana Democrat Party because of his ties to the KKK.

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

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  • Missoula Airport announces record-breaking year

    Missoula Airport announces record-breaking year

    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:03 PM EST2018-01-18 21:03:38 GMT

    Travel through the Missoula International Airport continues to increase, according to the latest numbers from airport management. Passenger numbers have increased 68 percent since 2000, including a 2 percent increase in 2017. 

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    Travel through the Missoula International Airport continues to increase, according to the latest numbers from airport management. Passenger numbers have increased 68 percent since 2000, including a 2 percent increase in 2017. 

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  • Keith Urban playing Missoula concert this fall

    Keith Urban playing Missoula concert this fall

    Thursday, January 18 2018 3:54 PM EST2018-01-18 20:54:03 GMT

    MISSOULA- Country star Keith Urban plays the Adams Center this fall. 

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    MISSOULA- Country star Keith Urban plays the Adams Center this fall. 

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  • Identity released of man killed in Arlee shooting

    Identity released of man killed in Arlee shooting

    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:07 PM EST2018-01-18 18:07:47 GMT

    ARLEE- No charges are filed in the shooting that led to the death of an Arlee man on Wednesday. 

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    ARLEE- No charges are filed in the shooting that led to the death of an Arlee man on Wednesday. 

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  • Butte woman hospitalized after shooting

    Butte woman hospitalized after shooting

    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:01 PM EST2018-01-18 18:01:22 GMT

    A 31-year-old woman is hospitalized after several shots were fired at the car she was sitting in. 

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    A 31-year-old woman is hospitalized after several shots were fired at the car she was sitting in. 

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  • UPDATE: Arlee shooter released from custody

    UPDATE: Arlee shooter released from custody

    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:27 PM EST2018-01-18 17:27:00 GMT

    A man involved in a Jan. 17 fatal shooting on Sanders Street in Arlee has been released from custody. According to the Lake County Sheriff's Department, they're treating the shooting as a case of self defense.

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    A man involved in a Jan. 17 fatal shooting on Sanders Street in Arlee has been released from custody. According to the Lake County Sheriff's Department, they're treating the shooting as a case of self defense.

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  • Cats add Bob Cole as passing game coordinator

    Cats add Bob Cole as passing game coordinator

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:35 PM EST2018-01-18 02:35:51 GMT
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    Veteran assistant coach Bob Cole, with deep roots in the Big Sky Conference and Rocky Mountain west, has joined the Montana State football staff, Jeff Choate announced Wednesday.

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    Veteran assistant coach Bob Cole, with deep roots in the Big Sky Conference and Rocky Mountain west, has joined the Montana State football staff, Jeff Choate announced Wednesday.

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  • Belgrade preparing for move to Class AA

    Belgrade preparing for move to Class AA

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:09 PM EST2018-01-18 02:09:02 GMT

    The Belgrade Panthers are heading to the AA ranks.

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    The Belgrade Panthers are heading to the AA ranks.

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  • Suspect arrested after fatal shooting in Arlee

    Suspect arrested after fatal shooting in Arlee

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 8:12 PM EST2018-01-18 01:12:25 GMT

    ARLEE- One person is dead after a fatal shooting reported on Sanders Street in the small community of Arlee. Lake County Undersheriff Ben Woods said the incident was reported around 4 PM, and a suspect is in custody. Woods said that's all the information authorities are currently able to release. We'll keep you updated on this story as it develops.

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    ARLEE- One person is dead after a fatal shooting reported on Sanders Street in the small community of Arlee. Lake County Undersheriff Ben Woods said the incident was reported around 4 PM, and a suspect is in custody. Woods said that's all the information authorities are currently able to release. We'll keep you updated on this story as it develops.

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  • Neighbor: Woman was screaming for help before police arrived

    Neighbor: Woman was screaming for help before police arrived

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 7:34 PM EST2018-01-18 00:34:27 GMT

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

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

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  • Fourth victim comes forward in sexual assault/incest case

    Fourth victim comes forward in sexual assault/incest case

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 2:59 PM EST2018-01-17 19:59:03 GMT

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

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

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  • Plans to rebuild Russell St. move forward

    Plans to rebuild Russell St. move forward

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:34 PM EST2018-01-17 17:34:01 GMT

    A project to rebuild Russell Street and the Russell Street bridge is finally moving forward.

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    A project to rebuild Russell Street and the Russell Street bridge is finally moving forward.

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  • Update: One man is in custody after Causeway Chalet ATM theft

    Update: One man is in custody after Causeway Chalet ATM theft

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:57 PM EST2018-01-17 00:57:14 GMT


    Police say they have several leads and are working hard to find the criminals and get the machine back to its rightful owner, but one patron said he doesn't think they were after the cash, but instead the pin numbers stored inside that machine, which could lead to a bigger problem for the bar and grille.
     

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

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  • Domestic violence cases increasing in Cascade County

    Domestic violence cases increasing in Cascade County

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:54 PM EST2018-01-17 00:54:00 GMT

    Domestic violence is a growing issue here in Cascade County. According to the Victim Witness Assistant Services, they currently have more than 350 open files. There were also more than 1,000 local victims in 2017. "Everyday we deal with it," said Tonya Rolando with the Victim Witness Assistant Services. "Some days multiple times, some days maybe once, but I would average probably daily." According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, nearly 2...

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    Domestic violence is a growing issue here in Cascade County. According to the Victim Witness Assistant Services, they currently have more than 350 open files. There were also more than 1,000 local victims in 2017. "Everyday we deal with it," said Tonya Rolando with the Victim Witness Assistant Services. "Some days multiple times, some days maybe once, but I would average probably daily." According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, nearly 2...

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  • Hawaii alert scare not likely to happen in Montana

    Hawaii alert scare not likely to happen in Montana

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:50 PM EST2018-01-17 00:50:37 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...

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

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  • MSU closes fraternity chapter after alcohol poisoning allegations

    MSU closes fraternity chapter after alcohol poisoning allegations

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:41 PM EST2018-01-16 23:41:53 GMT

    The "Montana Alpha" chapter, as it's known, was suspended in November 2017 after a house party where police responded to a noise complaint to find several intoxicated students, including one woman who was taken to the hospital with alcohol poisoning.

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    The "Montana Alpha" chapter, as it's known, was suspended in November 2017 after a house party where police responded to a noise complaint to find several intoxicated students, including one woman who was taken to the hospital with alcohol poisoning.

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  • Kettlehouse opening Bonner taproom

    Kettlehouse opening Bonner taproom

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:10 PM EST2018-01-16 22:10:56 GMT

    One of Missoula's biggest breweries is now opening a third taproom in Bonner. 

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    One of Missoula's biggest breweries is now opening a third taproom in Bonner. 

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  • Ravalli County warns of phone scam

    Ravalli County warns of phone scam

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 4:09 PM EST2018-01-16 21:09:40 GMT

    Ravalli County residents are reporting a phone scam where a pre-recorded voice threatens that cops are coming to arrest them. A press release from Sheriff Steve Holton says that local law enforcement will never call you to request money to avoid criminal charges. The release issued on Monday, Jan. 15 says: "A phone scam where a computerized voice informs the called person that "very serious charges are pressed against the person right now" and local “cops&rdquo...

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    Ravalli County residents are reporting a phone scam where a pre-recorded voice threatens that cops are coming to arrest them. A press release from Sheriff Steve Holton says that local law enforcement will never call you to request money to avoid criminal charges. The release issued on Monday, Jan. 15 says: "A phone scam where a computerized voice informs the called person that "very serious charges are pressed against the person right now" and local “cops&rdquo...

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  • UPDATE: Flathead sheriff identifies suspect in Monday night alert

    UPDATE: Flathead sheriff identifies suspect in Monday night alert

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 1:49 PM EST2018-01-16 18:49:58 GMT
    KALISPELL- The Flathead County Sheriff's Office has released an update after a Monday night alert. On Monday around 7:30 PM, the office warned Somers/Lakeside residents that they were searching for an armed man in the area. Tuesday, the sheriff's office said the man, Kevin Ray Mitchell, 30, of Libby, was wanted by police for allegedly stealing a pickup and breaking into a family members' home to steal weapons. Mitchell was also reported to be under the influence of methamphetami...More >>
    KALISPELL- The Flathead County Sheriff's Office has released an update after a Monday night alert. On Monday around 7:30 PM, the office warned Somers/Lakeside residents that they were searching for an armed man in the area. Tuesday, the sheriff's office said the man, Kevin Ray Mitchell, 30, of Libby, was wanted by police for allegedly stealing a pickup and breaking into a family members' home to steal weapons. Mitchell was also reported to be under the influence of methamphetami...More >>
  • Restaurant owner apologizes for booting breast-feeding woman

    Restaurant owner apologizes for booting breast-feeding woman

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 1:38 PM EST2018-01-16 18:38:28 GMT

    Macy Hornung says she was kicked out of the restaurant Saturday because she was breast-feeding her baby without a cover, even though she says she was being discreet.

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    Macy Hornung says she was kicked out of the restaurant Saturday because she was breast-feeding her baby without a cover, even though she says she was being discreet.

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  • Kalispell pond hockey event cancelled due to unstable ice

    Kalispell pond hockey event cancelled due to unstable ice

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 1:28 PM EST2018-01-16 18:28:30 GMT

    Pond Hockey Classic Commissioner Scott Crowder says this year, the ice formed as "soft snow ice."

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    Pond Hockey Classic Commissioner Scott Crowder says this year, the ice formed as "soft snow ice."

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  • Simone Biles among gymnasts sexually assaulted by ex-doctor

    Simone Biles among gymnasts sexually assaulted by ex-doctor

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 1:15 PM EST2018-01-16 18:15:52 GMT

    A gymnast has told a Michigan judge of her confusion and embarrassment at age 9 when a now-disgraced former sports doctor sexually abused her during a medical examination.

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    A gymnast has told a Michigan judge of her confusion and embarrassment at age 9 when a now-disgraced former sports doctor sexually abused her during a medical examination.

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  • Masked men rob Helena Subway, force clerk into freezer

    Masked men rob Helena Subway, force clerk into freezer

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 1:06 PM EST2018-01-16 18:06:28 GMT

    Two men robbed a Subway restaurant in Helena on the evening of Jan. 15, according to police. 

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    Two men robbed a Subway restaurant in Helena on the evening of Jan. 15, according to police. 

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  • Missoula rallies for MLK Day

    Missoula rallies for MLK Day

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 12:29 PM EST2018-01-16 17:29:58 GMT

    Some of our youngest Montanans put on a rally Monday night to highlight Dr. King's legacy.

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    Some of our youngest Montanans put on a rally Monday night to highlight Dr. King's legacy.

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  • Roxy Theater overwhelmed with MLK Day turnout

    Roxy Theater overwhelmed with MLK Day turnout

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:28 AM EST2018-01-16 16:28:12 GMT

    The Roxy Theater had an overwhelming turnout today for its Martin Luther King Junior Day celebration. The Roxy had a screening of Selma where organizers worked to share and cultivate MLK's mission with a younger generation.

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    The Roxy Theater had an overwhelming turnout today for its Martin Luther King Junior Day celebration. The Roxy had a screening of Selma where organizers worked to share and cultivate MLK's mission with a younger generation.

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  • 'Petite gal with a big spirit': Fundraiser setup for Belgrade shooting victim

    'Petite gal with a big spirit': Fundraiser setup for Belgrade shooting victim

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:26 AM EST2018-01-16 16:26:36 GMT

    A Belgrade woman remains in critical condition nearly five days after surviving a gunshot wound to the head. But Ashley Van Hemert’s family is optimistic that her strong spirit and faith will carry her through to recovery. 

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    A Belgrade woman remains in critical condition nearly five days after surviving a gunshot wound to the head. But Ashley Van Hemert’s family is optimistic that her strong spirit and faith will carry her through to recovery. 

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  • Armed man taken into custody in Flathead County

    Armed man taken into custody in Flathead County

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 8:03 AM EST2018-01-16 13:03:36 GMT

    The Flathead County Sheriff's Office has issued an alert for people living in the Somers/Lakeside area.  Flathead County dispatchers reported around 8 p.m. on Monday that authorities are looking for a man with a gun.  They're asking residents to stay inside, lock their doors.  They're asking anyone who sees anything suspicious to report it.  Stay tuned to ABC FOX Montana for the latest information on this developing story.

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    The Flathead County Sheriff's Office has issued an alert for people living in the Somers/Lakeside area.  Flathead County dispatchers reported around 8 p.m. on Monday that authorities are looking for a man with a gun.  They're asking residents to stay inside, lock their doors.  They're asking anyone who sees anything suspicious to report it.  Stay tuned to ABC FOX Montana for the latest information on this developing story.

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  • Grizzly Sports Report 1-15-18

    Grizzly Sports Report 1-15-18

    Monday, January 15 2018 11:40 PM EST2018-01-16 04:40:02 GMT
    The Griz and Lady Griz go 4-0 over the weekend sweeping Sacramento State and Portland State and now BOTH teams are in first place in the Big Sky Conference. Big Sky player of the week Michael Oguine and Madi Schoening join host Shaun Rainey to talk about the successful weekend. With Griz Head Coach Travis DeCuire out on the recruiting trail Assistant Rachi Wortham takes his place. More >>
    The Griz and Lady Griz go 4-0 over the weekend sweeping Sacramento State and Portland State and now BOTH teams are in first place in the Big Sky Conference. Big Sky player of the week Michael Oguine and Madi Schoening join host Shaun Rainey to talk about the successful weekend. With Griz Head Coach Travis DeCuire out on the recruiting trail Assistant Rachi Wortham takes his place. More >>
  • Runner's Edge Frozen Feet Challenge

    Runner's Edge Frozen Feet Challenge

    Monday, January 15 2018 2:09 AM EST2018-01-15 07:09:53 GMT
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    First time ever, Missoula's Runner's Edge will be challenging folks to run or walk at least one mile every day...

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    First time ever, Missoula's Runner's Edge will be challenging folks to run or walk at least one mile every day...

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  • Post Offices will be closed for Martin Luther King Day

    Post Offices will be closed for Martin Luther King Day

    Sunday, January 14 2018 3:56 PM EST2018-01-14 20:56:12 GMT

    On Monday, the U.S. Postal Service will observe the federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr...

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    On Monday, the U.S. Postal Service will observe the federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr...

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  • Missoula MLK Day 2018

    Missoula MLK Day 2018

    Sunday, January 14 2018 3:43 PM EST2018-01-14 20:43:20 GMT

    The Missourian community will be celebrating and honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr...

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    The Missourian community will be celebrating and honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr...

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  • Attorneys allege Benefis destroyed evidence in football brain injury case

    Attorneys allege Benefis destroyed evidence in football brain injury case

    Friday, January 12 2018 7:05 PM EST2018-01-13 00:05:53 GMT

    In September of 2014, Back collapsed while standing on the sidelines after halftime on the football field.

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    In September of 2014, Back collapsed while standing on the sidelines after halftime on the football field.

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  • Flu is affecting people in Montana earlier this season

    Flu is affecting people in Montana earlier this season

    Friday, January 12 2018 6:38 PM EST2018-01-12 23:38:05 GMT

    Brad Applegate, Registered Nurse and Infectious Disease Specialist at Missoula City County Health Department said that across the state this flu season more than 650 people have been diagnosed, more than 110 people have been hospitalized, and nine people have died from the flu.

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    Brad Applegate, Registered Nurse and Infectious Disease Specialist at Missoula City County Health Department said that across the state this flu season more than 650 people have been diagnosed, more than 110 people have been hospitalized, and nine people have died from the flu.

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  • Keeping Larry the Homeless Guy's legacy alive

    Keeping Larry the Homeless Guy's legacy alive

    Friday, January 12 2018 5:51 PM EST2018-01-12 22:51:50 GMT

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

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

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  • Prosecutor plans crack down on drug-addicted pregnant women

    Prosecutor plans crack down on drug-addicted pregnant women

    Friday, January 12 2018 5:33 PM EST2018-01-12 22:33:44 GMT
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana prosecutor says he wants to prevent babies from being born addicted to drugs and alcohol by using the threat of jail time as a deterrent for pregnant women.    Big Horn County Attorney Jay Harris says he plans to seek civil orders restraining pregnant women from using drugs or alcohol. He said he will seek to have violators held in contempt of court and jailed so the woman does not have access to alcohol or drugs.    Caitlin Borgman...More >>
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana prosecutor says he wants to prevent babies from being born addicted to drugs and alcohol by using the threat of jail time as a deterrent for pregnant women.    Big Horn County Attorney Jay Harris says he plans to seek civil orders restraining pregnant women from using drugs or alcohol. He said he will seek to have violators held in contempt of court and jailed so the woman does not have access to alcohol or drugs.    Caitlin Borgman...More >>
  • Lake County postal workers arrested in meth plot

    Lake County postal workers arrested in meth plot

    Friday, January 12 2018 4:33 PM EST2018-01-12 21:33:33 GMT

    Two Polson Post Office workers are charged with using their jobs to traffic methamphetamine into the area. 

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    Two Polson Post Office workers are charged with using their jobs to traffic methamphetamine into the area. 

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  • One woman dead in crash near Columbia Falls

    One woman dead in crash near Columbia Falls

    Friday, January 12 2018 12:45 PM EST2018-01-12 17:45:54 GMT

    Slick road conditions contribute to a crash Thursday, that killed one woman near Columbia Falls. 

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    Slick road conditions contribute to a crash Thursday, that killed one woman near Columbia Falls. 

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  • Sen. Durbin says Trump said 'hate-filled things'

    Sen. Durbin says Trump said 'hate-filled things'

    Friday, January 12 2018 12:41 PM EST2018-01-12 17:41:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A senator present at a White House immigration meeting says President Donald Trump used vulgar language to describe African countries, saying he "said these hate filled things and he said them repeatedly." 

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - A senator present at a White House immigration meeting says President Donald Trump used vulgar language to describe African countries, saying he "said these hate filled things and he said them repeatedly." 

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  • Senator Jon Tester highlights goals for 2018, ahead of re-election bid

    Senator Jon Tester highlights goals for 2018, ahead of re-election bid

    Friday, January 12 2018 12:16 AM EST2018-01-12 05:16:10 GMT

    A lot of work still needs to be done, according to U.S. Senator Jon Tester. After getting nine bills passed into law in 2017, Montana's senior senator is now putting 2018 on the fast track.

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    A lot of work still needs to be done, according to U.S. Senator Jon Tester. After getting nine bills passed into law in 2017, Montana's senior senator is now putting 2018 on the fast track.

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  • Seeley Lake businesses benefit from heavy snowfall

    Seeley Lake businesses benefit from heavy snowfall

    Thursday, January 11 2018 7:52 PM EST2018-01-12 00:52:53 GMT

    Seeley Lake is getting slammed with snow again, but local businesses are benefiting from this snowy weather and are making up for business lost due to the record-breaking 2017 fire season.

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    Seeley Lake is getting slammed with snow again, but local businesses are benefiting from this snowy weather and are making up for business lost due to the record-breaking 2017 fire season.

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  • Glacier girls getting it done on the court with defense

    Thursday, January 11 2018 7:49 PM EST2018-01-12 00:49:23 GMT

    When your mascot nickname is the Wolfpack, you better play a hounding style of defense. And for the Glacier girls basketball team, they embrace that pack mentality. Their defensive effort so far this season have led them to four huge wins early on. They beat the Bozeman Hawks and the defending Class A champ Columbia Falls in the course of five days in December. Led by Kalli Gulick, Anna Schrade, and Ellie Stevens, this veteran team is ready to make it back to back state tou...

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    When your mascot nickname is the Wolfpack, you better play a hounding style of defense. And for the Glacier girls basketball team, they embrace that pack mentality. Their defensive effort so far this season have led them to four huge wins early on. They beat the Bozeman Hawks and the defending Class A champ Columbia Falls in the course of five days in December. Led by Kalli Gulick, Anna Schrade, and Ellie Stevens, this veteran team is ready to make it back to back state tou...

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  • Democratic caucus boasts diversity

    Democratic caucus boasts diversity

    Thursday, January 11 2018 7:34 PM EST2018-01-12 00:34:46 GMT

    Democrats promised to tackle issues like sexual harassment and increasing minimum wage. Republicans vowed to cut taxes and boost the economy, but the diversity of these voices in each group was noticeable. Of th...

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    Democrats promised to tackle issues like sexual harassment and increasing minimum wage. Republicans vowed to cut taxes and boost the economy, but the diversity of these voices in each group was noticeable. Of th...

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  • Husband arrested in Belgrade shooting death

    Husband arrested in Belgrade shooting death

    Thursday, January 11 2018 7:27 PM EST2018-01-12 00:27:50 GMT
    BELGRADE- A Bozeman man is jailed on the charge that he killed his wife in a shooting on Sunday.  The Belgrade Police Department says they arrested Joseph Paul DeWise, 47, on Jan. 11 during a traffic stop. He's accused of shooting his wife, Lauren DeWise, on the morning of Jan. 7 at the residence she shared with a roommate in Belgrade. When police responded to a 911 report of a shooting, they found Lauren dead. Her roommate, Ashley Van Hemert, was found alive...More >>
    BELGRADE- A Bozeman man is jailed on the charge that he killed his wife in a shooting on Sunday.  The Belgrade Police Department says they arrested Joseph Paul DeWise, 47, on Jan. 11 during a traffic stop. He's accused of shooting his wife, Lauren DeWise, on the morning of Jan. 7 at the residence she shared with a roommate in Belgrade. When police responded to a 911 report of a shooting, they found Lauren dead. Her roommate, Ashley Van Hemert, was found alive...More >>
  • Two Bear Air founder joins crowded race for Flathead Sheriff

    Two Bear Air founder joins crowded race for Flathead Sheriff

    Thursday, January 11 2018 12:48 PM EST2018-01-11 17:48:25 GMT

    KALISPELL- The former undersheriff of Flathead County and cofounder of Two Bear Air announced plans to run for Flathead County Sheriff. On Jan. 11, Jordan White issued a release announcing his candidacy. White grew up in Bigfork. His resume includes work as a Montana Highway Patrol and as a Flathead County sheriff's deputy, where his duties included working as a rescue diver, field training officer, SWAT member, search and rescue coordinator and deputy coroner. Sheriff Chuck Curry ap...

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    KALISPELL- The former undersheriff of Flathead County and cofounder of Two Bear Air announced plans to run for Flathead County Sheriff. On Jan. 11, Jordan White issued a release announcing his candidacy. White grew up in Bigfork. His resume includes work as a Montana Highway Patrol and as a Flathead County sheriff's deputy, where his duties included working as a rescue diver, field training officer, SWAT member, search and rescue coordinator and deputy coroner. Sheriff Chuck Curry ap...

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  • Incest charges filed against man in Great Falls

    Incest charges filed against man in Great Falls

    Thursday, January 11 2018 12:41 PM EST2018-01-11 17:41:03 GMT

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

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

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  • 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 16:53:15 GMT

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

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

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  • Home fire safety tips for winter

    Home fire safety tips for winter

    Thursday, January 11 2018 11:47 AM EST2018-01-11 16:47:19 GMT

    The Missoula Rural Fire District reported that every year more people die from house fires...

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    The Missoula Rural Fire District reported that every year more people die from house fires...

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  • Great Falls man found guilty of stabbing victim in the head

    Great Falls man found guilty of stabbing victim in the head

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 8:07 PM EST2018-01-11 01:07:25 GMT

    Stacy Trujillo has been found guilty.

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    Stacy Trujillo has been found guilty.

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  • Missoula County is at the forefront to keep people out of overcrowded jails

    Missoula County is at the forefront to keep people out of overcrowded jails

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 7:55 PM EST2018-01-11 00:55:31 GMT

    It's called the jail diversion program.

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    It's called the jail diversion program.

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  • Pitre leaving MSU to join Oregon State coaching staff

    Pitre leaving MSU to join Oregon State coaching staff

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 7:48 PM EST2018-01-11 00:48:25 GMT

    The longest tenured football coach at Montana State is leaving the Bobcats. Running backs coach Michael Pitre will be joining the staff at Oregon State in the same role.

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    The longest tenured football coach at Montana State is leaving the Bobcats. Running backs coach Michael Pitre will be joining the staff at Oregon State in the same role.

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  • Feds to pause killing of beavers after threat of lawsuit

    Feds to pause killing of beavers after threat of lawsuit

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 5:44 PM EST2018-01-10 22:44:10 GMT
    By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The U.S. government will temporarily stop killing beavers in Oregon after environmental groups threatened a lawsuit alleging the practice reduces the number of dams that create deep pools that are ideal habitat for young, endangered coho salmon.    In a letter released Wednesday by a coalition of environmental groups, the government said it will further study whether the actions violate the Endangered Sp...More >>
    By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The U.S. government will temporarily stop killing beavers in Oregon after environmental groups threatened a lawsuit alleging the practice reduces the number of dams that create deep pools that are ideal habitat for young, endangered coho salmon.    In a letter released Wednesday by a coalition of environmental groups, the government said it will further study whether the actions violate the Endangered Sp...More >>
  • Oil and gas leases sold beneath Montana coal mine

    Oil and gas leases sold beneath Montana coal mine

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 5:20 PM EST2018-01-10 22:20:59 GMT
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Wyoming company has purchased federal leases that would allow it to explore for oil and gas beneath the site of a Montana coal mine.    The Billings Gazette reported Wednesday that Hoover & Stacy Inc. of Cheyenne paid $23,000 in December for leases totaling 909 acres beneath the boundaries of the Spring Creek Mine near Decker.    U.S. Bureau of Land Management spokesman Al Nash says the company would need to obtain a permit before it co...More >>
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Wyoming company has purchased federal leases that would allow it to explore for oil and gas beneath the site of a Montana coal mine.    The Billings Gazette reported Wednesday that Hoover & Stacy Inc. of Cheyenne paid $23,000 in December for leases totaling 909 acres beneath the boundaries of the Spring Creek Mine near Decker.    U.S. Bureau of Land Management spokesman Al Nash says the company would need to obtain a permit before it co...More >>
  • Fire closes Flathead-area post office

    Fire closes Flathead-area post office

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 4:21 PM EST2018-01-10 21:21:25 GMT

    BIG ARM- A facility fire has forced the Big Arm post office to serve its customers out of the Elmo Post Office. In a press release issued Jan. 10, the USPS said no one was hurt in the fire. Big Arm customers can check their PO boxes and drop off parcels at the Elmo location: Elmo, MT, Post Office: 26288 Missoula Avenue Elmo, MT 59915 Phone: 406-849-5587 Calls will also be taken at the Polson, MT, Post Office: 406-883-2088 Retail Hours: M-F: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. ...

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    BIG ARM- A facility fire has forced the Big Arm post office to serve its customers out of the Elmo Post Office. In a press release issued Jan. 10, the USPS said no one was hurt in the fire. Big Arm customers can check their PO boxes and drop off parcels at the Elmo location: Elmo, MT, Post Office: 26288 Missoula Avenue Elmo, MT 59915 Phone: 406-849-5587 Calls will also be taken at the Polson, MT, Post Office: 406-883-2088 Retail Hours: M-F: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. ...

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  • Baby Blues or postpartum depression?

    Baby Blues or postpartum depression?

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 2:07 PM EST2018-01-10 19:07:29 GMT

    According to nurse midwife Tiffany Stensvad of St. Vincent Healthcare, 1 in 7 women have postpartum depression. 

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    According to nurse midwife Tiffany Stensvad of St. Vincent Healthcare, 1 in 7 women have postpartum depression. 

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  • Alternative bus routes in effect for Billings Public Schools

    Alternative bus routes in effect for Billings Public Schools

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 1:54 PM EST2018-01-10 18:54:06 GMT

    According to an email sent by School District 2 Superintendent Terry Bouck, alternate bus routes will be in effect Wednesday, January 10. 

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    According to an email sent by School District 2 Superintendent Terry Bouck, alternate bus routes will be in effect Wednesday, January 10. 

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  • Remembering Great Falls' most famous homeless man

    Remembering Great Falls' most famous homeless man

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 1:43 PM EST2018-01-10 18:43:01 GMT

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

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

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  • Blizzard shuts down schools throughout Eastern Montana

    Blizzard shuts down schools throughout Eastern Montana

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 1:08 PM EST2018-01-10 18:08:40 GMT

    Inclement weather has shut down schools throughout southeastern Montana. Pioneer School, Harlowton Schools, Shepherd School District and Huntley Project are all closed today due to weather. A winter storm warning is in effect for Yellowstone, Big Horn, Musselshell, Stillwater, Rosebud and Golden Valley counties until 11 PM on Wednesday evening.

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    Inclement weather has shut down schools throughout southeastern Montana. Pioneer School, Harlowton Schools, Shepherd School District and Huntley Project are all closed today due to weather. A winter storm warning is in effect for Yellowstone, Big Horn, Musselshell, Stillwater, Rosebud and Golden Valley counties until 11 PM on Wednesday evening.

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  • 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 17:14:57 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...

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    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...

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  • Legendary Missoula mannequin finds new home

    Legendary Missoula mannequin finds new home

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 7:40 PM EST2018-01-10 00:40:36 GMT

    MISSOULA- A startling mannequin that has smiled at passers-by on Higgins Avenue now has a new home, just a few blocks away. The Desmonds clothing store downtown on 129 N. Higgins Ave. has displayed the Joe Cool mannequin since the 1980s. Joe went up for auction along with everything else at the store when Desmonds announced it would be closing after 37 years of business. The women's clothing boutique Betty's Divine stepped up and bought the mannequin. The store posted a video t...

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    MISSOULA- A startling mannequin that has smiled at passers-by on Higgins Avenue now has a new home, just a few blocks away. The Desmonds clothing store downtown on 129 N. Higgins Ave. has displayed the Joe Cool mannequin since the 1980s. Joe went up for auction along with everything else at the store when Desmonds announced it would be closing after 37 years of business. The women's clothing boutique Betty's Divine stepped up and bought the mannequin. The store posted a video t...

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  • Scams cost Americans 18 million dollars a year out-of-pocket

    Scams cost Americans 18 million dollars a year out-of-pocket

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 7:24 PM EST2018-01-10 00:24:26 GMT

    Nine days into the New Year and experts are already warning 2018 could be more challenging when it comes to protecting yourself from fraud than 2017. One woman just avoided becoming a scam victim.

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    Nine days into the New Year and experts are already warning 2018 could be more challenging when it comes to protecting yourself from fraud than 2017. One woman just avoided becoming a scam victim.

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  • Plaintiffs sue athletic trainer in football brain injury case

    Plaintiffs sue athletic trainer in football brain injury case

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 7:09 PM EST2018-01-10 00:09:53 GMT

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

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

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  • Spokane Valley Firefighters Save Lives With Pit Crew CPR

    Spokane Valley Firefighters Save Lives With Pit Crew CPR

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 6:56 PM EST2018-01-09 23:56:56 GMT

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

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

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  • Washington man pleads not guilty in Thanksgiving Day homicide

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 4:17 PM EST2018-01-09 21:17:53 GMT

    UPDATE: The man facing second degree murder charges in the beating death of his girlfriend on Thanksgiving Day in Newman Lake has plead not guilty. Nicholas Holden was arraigned in court Tuesday. His bond was set at $500,000. 30-year-old Tina Stewart, a mother of two who also cared for her niece and nephew, was found beaten to death after on Thanksgiving Day.

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    UPDATE: The man facing second degree murder charges in the beating death of his girlfriend on Thanksgiving Day in Newman Lake has plead not guilty. Nicholas Holden was arraigned in court Tuesday. His bond was set at $500,000. 30-year-old Tina Stewart, a mother of two who also cared for her niece and nephew, was found beaten to death after on Thanksgiving Day.

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  • Coroner's inquest set in case of man fatally shot by police

    Coroner's inquest set in case of man fatally shot by police

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 4:04 PM EST2018-01-09 21:04:40 GMT
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A coroner's inquest has been scheduled in the case of a man fatally shot by police.    The Billings Gazette reports the inquest for Ryan Lowell is set for Jan. 17. Lowell was killed last May after an hour-long standoff with Billings police.    Police had been called after a woman reported her boyfriend was threatening suicide and may be on the Rimrocks.    Police say a negotiator had spoken to Lowell for nearly an hour without succe...More >>
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A coroner's inquest has been scheduled in the case of a man fatally shot by police.    The Billings Gazette reports the inquest for Ryan Lowell is set for Jan. 17. Lowell was killed last May after an hour-long standoff with Billings police.    Police had been called after a woman reported her boyfriend was threatening suicide and may be on the Rimrocks.    Police say a negotiator had spoken to Lowell for nearly an hour without succe...More >>
  • Trump says he would beat Oprah Winfrey in a 2020 presidential run

    Trump says he would beat Oprah Winfrey in a 2020 presidential run

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 3:59 PM EST2018-01-09 20:59:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he would beat Oprah Winfrey in a presidential contest, but says: "I don't think she's going to run."  Trump spoke Tuesday at the White House as he met with lawmakers on immigration. He said "Oprah would be a lot of fun." But he said he knows her well and he doesn't think she'll run.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he would beat Oprah Winfrey in a presidential contest, but says: "I don't think she's going to run."  Trump spoke Tuesday at the White House as he met with lawmakers on immigration. He said "Oprah would be a lot of fun." But he said he knows her well and he doesn't think she'll run.

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  • Bike safety tips during the winter

    Bike safety tips during the winter

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 2:29 PM EST2018-01-09 19:29:35 GMT

    A bicyclist was sent to the hospital after colliding with a car just before 8 o'clock Sunday evening. Officers who were on scene said it is unclear who is at fault or if the bicyclist had proper gear on the bike for safety purposes.

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    A bicyclist was sent to the hospital after colliding with a car just before 8 o'clock Sunday evening. Officers who were on scene said it is unclear who is at fault or if the bicyclist had proper gear on the bike for safety purposes.

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  • Bicyclist hospitalized after vehicle vs. bicyclist crash

    Bicyclist hospitalized after vehicle vs. bicyclist crash

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 2:26 PM EST2018-01-09 19:26:12 GMT

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

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

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  • Man caught with methamphetamine at a local gas station

    Man caught with methamphetamine at a local gas station

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 2:06 PM EST2018-01-09 19:06:42 GMT

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

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

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  • Bonner residents say Bitcoin Center is too loud

    Bonner residents say Bitcoin Center is too loud

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 12:27 PM EST2018-01-09 17:27:56 GMT

    According to CNN, a Bitcoin can be purchased by anyone from anywhere without a bank acting as a middle-man. 

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    According to CNN, a Bitcoin can be purchased by anyone from anywhere without a bank acting as a middle-man. 

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  • City of Bonner discusses crime spree

    City of Bonner discusses crime spree

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 1:19 AM EST2018-01-09 06:19:19 GMT

    Bonner city officials held a meeting Tuesday night...

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    Bonner city officials held a meeting Tuesday night...

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  • Grizzly Sports Report, 1-8-18

    Grizzly Sports Report, 1-8-18

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 12:10 AM EST2018-01-09 05:10:43 GMT
    Griz Head Coach Travis DeCuire and Lady Griz Head Coach Shannon Schweyen join host Shaun Rainey to discuss the season so far for both programs. Player guests Jamar Akoh and Jace Henderson appear on the show as well to talk name mispronunciations and fishing. More >>
    Griz Head Coach Travis DeCuire and Lady Griz Head Coach Shannon Schweyen join host Shaun Rainey to discuss the season so far for both programs. Player guests Jamar Akoh and Jace Henderson appear on the show as well to talk name mispronunciations and fishing. More >>
  • Bozeman's Ellen theater seeks alcohol license

    Bozeman's Ellen theater seeks alcohol license

    Monday, January 8 2018 7:45 PM EST2018-01-09 00:45:46 GMT
    Bozeman's historic Ellen Theatre seeks an alcohol license. More >>
    Bozeman's historic Ellen Theatre seeks an alcohol license. More >>
  • School officials plan to recover gymnasium damaged from partial roof collapse

    School officials plan to recover gymnasium damaged from partial roof collapse

    Monday, January 8 2018 7:16 PM EST2018-01-09 00:16:07 GMT

    The top edge of the gymnasium collapsed, causing snow and debris to fall into the locker rooms at Linderman Elementary School.

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    The top edge of the gymnasium collapsed, causing snow and debris to fall into the locker rooms at Linderman Elementary School.

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  • One man in custody after incident puts Whittier on lockdown

    One man in custody after incident puts Whittier on lockdown

    Monday, January 8 2018 7:07 PM EST2018-01-09 00:07:09 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...

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

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  • Great Falls man allegedly threatened victims with nunchucks

    Great Falls man allegedly threatened victims with nunchucks

    Monday, January 8 2018 6:35 PM EST2018-01-08 23:35:58 GMT

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

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

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  • Belgrade shooting victim identified

    Belgrade shooting victim identified

    Monday, January 8 2018 6:20 PM EST2018-01-08 23:20:33 GMT
    BOZEMAN- The victim of a Belgrade shooting has been identified by the Gallatin County Sheriff/Coroner Office. Officials say Lauren Walder Dewise, 35, of Bozeman, died after a shooting reported around 9 AM on Jan. 7 in Belgrade. Police responding to the scene found one injured person and another unresponsive victim. Police identified and arrested a suspect, but have not released more details. The case is under investigation by the Belgrade Police Department.More >>
    BOZEMAN- The victim of a Belgrade shooting has been identified by the Gallatin County Sheriff/Coroner Office. Officials say Lauren Walder Dewise, 35, of Bozeman, died after a shooting reported around 9 AM on Jan. 7 in Belgrade. Police responding to the scene found one injured person and another unresponsive victim. Police identified and arrested a suspect, but have not released more details. The case is under investigation by the Belgrade Police Department.More >>
  • Vandal hits 25 Helena Walking Mall spots

    Vandal hits 25 Helena Walking Mall spots

    Monday, January 8 2018 5:19 PM EST2018-01-08 22:19:34 GMT

    HELENA, Mont.- Vandalism is running rampant throughout the Helena Walking Mall. So far, 25 different spots have been hit, including a piece of history. The yellow, 1800s era trolly car is one of the most notable victims. The graffiti first made its appearance on Friday. The vandal has continued to add to the mess since then. The same black spray painted message, which appears to say "*ASPECT*", is on everything from the trolly to brick walls to murals. "The big thing ...

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    HELENA, Mont.- Vandalism is running rampant throughout the Helena Walking Mall. So far, 25 different spots have been hit, including a piece of history. The yellow, 1800s era trolly car is one of the most notable victims. The graffiti first made its appearance on Friday. The vandal has continued to add to the mess since then. The same black spray painted message, which appears to say "*ASPECT*", is on everything from the trolly to brick walls to murals. "The big thing ...

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  • Lake County sheriff makes sure residents know jail is full

    Lake County sheriff makes sure residents know jail is full

    Monday, January 8 2018 5:11 PM EST2018-01-08 22:11:15 GMT
    POLSON, Mont. (AP) - The sheriff of a northwestern Montana county wants to make sure residents understand that the jail is full.    The Missoulian reports that starting about three weeks ago, Lake County Sheriff Don Bell began posting on the department's Facebook page a list of people who were cited for crimes, rather than jailed, because there was no room to house them.    Bell says he has to weigh the odds between public safety and being sued by the American Civi...More >>
    POLSON, Mont. (AP) - The sheriff of a northwestern Montana county wants to make sure residents understand that the jail is full.    The Missoulian reports that starting about three weeks ago, Lake County Sheriff Don Bell began posting on the department's Facebook page a list of people who were cited for crimes, rather than jailed, because there was no room to house them.    Bell says he has to weigh the odds between public safety and being sued by the American Civi...More >>
  • Rancher Cliven Bundy walks out a free man

    Rancher Cliven Bundy walks out a free man

    Monday, January 8 2018 5:05 PM EST2018-01-08 22:05:47 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on the federal criminal case against a Nevada rancher accused of leading 2014 armed standoff against U.S. land management agents (all times local):    12:15 p.m.    The Nevada rancher who was accused of leading an armed uprising against federal authorities has walked out of a federal courthouse in Las Vegas as a free man.    Supporters cheered Monday as Cliven Bundy hugged his wife. He says  that he had been jailed for 700...More >>
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on the federal criminal case against a Nevada rancher accused of leading 2014 armed standoff against U.S. land management agents (all times local):    12:15 p.m.    The Nevada rancher who was accused of leading an armed uprising against federal authorities has walked out of a federal courthouse in Las Vegas as a free man.    Supporters cheered Monday as Cliven Bundy hugged his wife. He says  that he had been jailed for 700...More >>
  • Montana legalizes leaving cars unattended to warm up

    Montana legalizes leaving cars unattended to warm up

    Monday, January 8 2018 3:24 PM EST2018-01-08 20:24:06 GMT

    During winter months, it's common to start and run a car for a few minutes before getting inside. In some parts of the state, the practice was illegal.  State Rep. Alane Doane, R-Bloomfield, 

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    During winter months, it's common to start and run a car for a few minutes before getting inside. In some parts of the state, the practice was illegal.  State Rep. Alane Doane, R-Bloomfield, 

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  • Sen. Tester asks for Capitol Christmas tree to rebuild Sperry Chalet

    Sen. Tester asks for Capitol Christmas tree to rebuild Sperry Chalet

    Monday, January 8 2018 3:21 PM EST2018-01-08 20:21:34 GMT

    U.S. Senator Jon Tester is asking the Architect of the Capitol to allow the Capitol Christmas Tree to be hauled back to Montana to help rebuild the historic Sperry Chalet, which was destroyed during the 2017 wildfire season. 

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    U.S. Senator Jon Tester is asking the Architect of the Capitol to allow the Capitol Christmas Tree to be hauled back to Montana to help rebuild the historic Sperry Chalet, which was destroyed during the 2017 wildfire season. 

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  • Pet Of The Week: Jo Jo

    Pet Of The Week: Jo Jo

    Monday, January 8 2018 2:39 PM EST2018-01-08 19:39:55 GMT

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

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

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  • Man arrested after 8th DUI, 8 other offenses follow

    Monday, January 8 2018 2:35 PM EST2018-01-08 19:35:45 GMT

    A Great Falls man was arrested at 9 P.M. on January 6th for his 8th offense of DUI. Calvin Trombley, 52, of Great Falls, was driving his vehicle when he hit another vehicle and attempted to flee. Bystanders witnessed the accident and were quick to follow him and call GFPD as he traveled on 10th Ave South. Once Police arrived, Trombley threatened one of the officers and their family. Trombley was arrested for his 8th offense of DUI, and intimidation, both are felonies. His other ch...

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    A Great Falls man was arrested at 9 P.M. on January 6th for his 8th offense of DUI. Calvin Trombley, 52, of Great Falls, was driving his vehicle when he hit another vehicle and attempted to flee. Bystanders witnessed the accident and were quick to follow him and call GFPD as he traveled on 10th Ave South. Once Police arrived, Trombley threatened one of the officers and their family. Trombley was arrested for his 8th offense of DUI, and intimidation, both are felonies. His other ch...

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  • Snowmelt might not go where you think it goes

    Snowmelt might not go where you think is goes

    Monday, January 8 2018 12:37 PM EST2018-01-08 17:37:42 GMT

    Well over the past few days mother nature has been kind to us offering up some warmer weather, also helping get rid of snow. With the melting of it might not go where you think it's going. Forecasters from the National Weather Service said since a cold snap we had from December 29th through January 1st was the longest stretch of below zero temperatures we have had nearly over 20 years. Leaving a frost depth in the ground of 14 inches. Forcing that melted snow in another direction. J...

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    Well over the past few days mother nature has been kind to us offering up some warmer weather, also helping get rid of snow. With the melting of it might not go where you think it's going. Forecasters from the National Weather Service said since a cold snap we had from December 29th through January 1st was the longest stretch of below zero temperatures we have had nearly over 20 years. Leaving a frost depth in the ground of 14 inches. Forcing that melted snow in another direction. J...

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  • Missing Houston journalist found underneath a highway overpass

    Missing Houston journalist found underneath a highway overpass

    Monday, January 8 2018 12:00 PM EST2018-01-08 17:00:03 GMT
    HOUSTON (AP) - The Latest on a sports journalist who was reported missing in Houston at the weekend after she told her roommate she feared she was being followed (all times local):    10 a.m.    Police in Houston say a passer-by contacted authorities after spotting a missing sports journalist underneath a highway overpass.    Police tweeted Monday morning that the passer-by had seen news reports that 29-year-old Courtney Roland was missing and recognized ...More >>
    HOUSTON (AP) - The Latest on a sports journalist who was reported missing in Houston at the weekend after she told her roommate she feared she was being followed (all times local):    10 a.m.    Police in Houston say a passer-by contacted authorities after spotting a missing sports journalist underneath a highway overpass.    Police tweeted Monday morning that the passer-by had seen news reports that 29-year-old Courtney Roland was missing and recognized ...More >>
  • Oprah's Golden Globes speech highlights sexual assault

    Oprah's Golden Globes speech highlights sexual assault

    Monday, January 8 2018 11:39 AM EST2018-01-08 16:39:24 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Oprah Winfrey's barnstormer of a speech at the Golden Globes highlighted the story of a black Alabama woman who was raped by six white men in 1944.    Winfrey, in speaking of the victims of sexual assault whose voices might never be heard, told the audience that Recy Taylor was a name they should know.    Taylor was 24 when she was abducted and raped as she walked home from church in Abbeville. The NAACP assigned Rosa Parks to investigate the cas...More >>
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Oprah Winfrey's barnstormer of a speech at the Golden Globes highlighted the story of a black Alabama woman who was raped by six white men in 1944.    Winfrey, in speaking of the victims of sexual assault whose voices might never be heard, told the audience that Recy Taylor was a name they should know.    Taylor was 24 when she was abducted and raped as she walked home from church in Abbeville. The NAACP assigned Rosa Parks to investigate the cas...More >>
  • Roof collapses over gym at Linderman Elementary School

    Roof collapses over gym at Linderman Elementary School

    Monday, January 8 2018 11:30 AM EST2018-01-08 16:30:05 GMT

    Saturday, Officers from the Polson Police Department responded to a fire alarm at the Linderman Elementary School.  

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    Saturday, Officers from the Polson Police Department responded to a fire alarm at the Linderman Elementary School.  

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  • Structure fire in Kalispell

    Structure fire in Kalispell

    Sunday, January 7 2018 12:16 PM EST2018-01-07 17:16:13 GMT

    Early Saturday morning, Kalispell Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire inside a residence located at 104 Sante Fe Street. .

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    Early Saturday morning, Kalispell Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire inside a residence located at 104 Sante Fe Street. .

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  • Seth Bodnar: University of Montana's new president and a 'Man on a Mission'

    Seth Bodnar: University of Montana's new president and a 'Man on a Mission'

    Friday, January 5 2018 11:47 PM EST2018-01-06 04:47:58 GMT

    A string of alleged sexual assaults. A declining student enrollment. Budget cuts. Faculty layoffs. The once-shining reputation of the University of Montana has been tarnished in recent years. 2018 ushers in a new year and new changes for the University of Montana. The biggest: a new leader, Seth Bodnar.

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    A string of alleged sexual assaults. A declining student enrollment. Budget cuts. Faculty layoffs. The once-shining reputation of the University of Montana has been tarnished in recent years. 2018 ushers in a new year and new changes for the University of Montana. The biggest: a new leader, Seth Bodnar.

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  • Is 'man flu' real?

    Is 'man flu' real?

    Friday, January 5 2018 7:48 PM EST2018-01-06 00:48:54 GMT

    The term 'man flu' is often used by women who swear that the men in their lives tend to suffer from an over ?exaggeration of flu-like symptoms when they happen to become ill. 

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    The term 'man flu' is often used by women who swear that the men in their lives tend to suffer from an over ?exaggeration of flu-like symptoms when they happen to become ill. 

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  • Avalanches kill four people in U.S. this year, two in MT

    Avalanches kill four people in U.S. this year, two in MT

    Friday, January 5 2018 7:32 PM EST2018-01-06 00:32:35 GMT
    BOZEMAN- In a winter marked by heavy snowpack in the west, four people have been killed by avalanches nationwide so far. Two of those deaths have been in Montana. In October 2017, 23-year-old Inge Perkins was hit by an avalanche while skiing on Imp Peak in the Madisons. On Jan. 2, Weylon Weideman, 40, died after his snowmobile triggered a slide in the Cabin Creek area near West Yellowstone. Doug Chabot with the Gallatin Forest Avalanche Center says several people this winter have ha...More >>
    BOZEMAN- In a winter marked by heavy snowpack in the west, four people have been killed by avalanches nationwide so far. Two of those deaths have been in Montana. In October 2017, 23-year-old Inge Perkins was hit by an avalanche while skiing on Imp Peak in the Madisons. On Jan. 2, Weylon Weideman, 40, died after his snowmobile triggered a slide in the Cabin Creek area near West Yellowstone. Doug Chabot with the Gallatin Forest Avalanche Center says several people this winter have ha...More >>
  • Billings toddler recovering in Denver hospital after being mauled by dog

    Billings toddler recovering in Denver hospital after being mauled by dog

    Friday, January 5 2018 5:59 PM EST2018-01-05 22:59:52 GMT

    A Billings toddler was flown to a children's hospital in Denver after being attacked by a dog Tuesday. 

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    A Billings toddler was flown to a children's hospital in Denver after being attacked by a dog Tuesday. 

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  • Justin Timberlake releases song list for new album

    Justin Timberlake releases song list for new album

    Friday, January 5 2018 5:49 PM EST2018-01-05 22:49:08 GMT

    After releasing a video full of western visual influences, Justin Timberlake's new track listing shows songs titled "Flannel" and "Montana." In the promo video released earlier this week, Timberlake and his wife, Jessica Biel, appear to celebrate a western lifestyle with scenes of campfires, mountains and horses. The couple bought a Yellowstone Club estate a few years ago. https://youtu.be/bVU-MmJZFFA But in the video for the first single, Filthy, released today...

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    After releasing a video full of western visual influences, Justin Timberlake's new track listing shows songs titled "Flannel" and "Montana." In the promo video released earlier this week, Timberlake and his wife, Jessica Biel, appear to celebrate a western lifestyle with scenes of campfires, mountains and horses. The couple bought a Yellowstone Club estate a few years ago. https://youtu.be/bVU-MmJZFFA But in the video for the first single, Filthy, released today...

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  • Noons' seeks clues in missing baby dinosaur case

    Noons' seeks clues in missing baby dinosaur case

    Friday, January 5 2018 5:46 PM EST2018-01-05 22:46:36 GMT

    MISSOULA- Police are seeking any information that may lead to the return of the 6-foot-long, 3-foot-tall baby dinosaur stolen from Noons on East Broadway. Store employees say the dino went missing shortly after midnight on Dec. 29, when a storm knocked out power to the area for two hours and darkening the normally bright parking lot. Employees say they believe "modern-day rustlers" must have cut the padlock securing the dino and removed her under the cover of darkness. It'...

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    MISSOULA- Police are seeking any information that may lead to the return of the 6-foot-long, 3-foot-tall baby dinosaur stolen from Noons on East Broadway. Store employees say the dino went missing shortly after midnight on Dec. 29, when a storm knocked out power to the area for two hours and darkening the normally bright parking lot. Employees say they believe "modern-day rustlers" must have cut the padlock securing the dino and removed her under the cover of darkness. It'...

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  • Butte physician charged with sexual assault of pain patients

    Butte physician charged with sexual assault of pain patients

    Friday, January 5 2018 5:31 PM EST2018-01-05 22:31:38 GMT

    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - A longtime Butte physician is charged with sexually assaulting three female patients, using pain medications to coerce them.    The Montana Standard reports Dr. Patrick McGree was charged on Dec. 28 with two counts of sexual intercourse without consent, three counts of sexual servitude and two counts of misdemeanor sexual assault. District Judge Kathy Seeley in Helena has not scheduled an arraignment, but attorney John E. Smith of Missoula says McGree wil...

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    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - A longtime Butte physician is charged with sexually assaulting three female patients, using pain medications to coerce them.    The Montana Standard reports Dr. Patrick McGree was charged on Dec. 28 with two counts of sexual intercourse without consent, three counts of sexual servitude and two counts of misdemeanor sexual assault. District Judge Kathy Seeley in Helena has not scheduled an arraignment, but attorney John E. Smith of Missoula says McGree wil...

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  • $20,000 reward offered in Wyoming for missing dog

    $20,000 reward offered in Wyoming for missing dog

    Friday, January 5 2018 5:15 PM EST2018-01-05 22:15:42 GMT
    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - The owner of a missing service dog in northwest Wyoming has put up a $20,000 reward for its return.    Patrick Delaney, who is the property manager for the dog's owner in Jackson Hole, says the offer is real.    The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that Delaney declined to identify the owner other than to say she is an elderly woman who lives alone.    The yellow Lab named Declan is about 5 years old and has been missing for...More >>
    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - The owner of a missing service dog in northwest Wyoming has put up a $20,000 reward for its return.    Patrick Delaney, who is the property manager for the dog's owner in Jackson Hole, says the offer is real.    The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that Delaney declined to identify the owner other than to say she is an elderly woman who lives alone.    The yellow Lab named Declan is about 5 years old and has been missing for...More >>
  • Recent storm pushes Western Montana snowpack past normal

    Recent storm pushes Western Montana snowpack past normal

    Friday, January 5 2018 4:56 PM EST2018-01-05 21:56:20 GMT
    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A recent storm brought snowpack in western and northwest Montana back to normal levels and pushed it even higher in some areas.    The Missoulian reported Thursday that last week's storm added between 2 to 7 inches (5 to 18 centimeters) of water into the snowpack of western and northwestern Montana.    Natural Resources and Conservation Service Water Supply Specialist Lucas Zukiewicz says right now, Montana has some of the best snow in the co...More >>
    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A recent storm brought snowpack in western and northwest Montana back to normal levels and pushed it even higher in some areas.    The Missoulian reported Thursday that last week's storm added between 2 to 7 inches (5 to 18 centimeters) of water into the snowpack of western and northwestern Montana.    Natural Resources and Conservation Service Water Supply Specialist Lucas Zukiewicz says right now, Montana has some of the best snow in the co...More >>
  • Rocky Boy woman pleads guilty in tribal corruption case

    Rocky Boy woman pleads guilty in tribal corruption case

    Friday, January 5 2018 4:52 PM EST2018-01-05 21:52:35 GMT
    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Rocky Boy woman has pleaded guilty to defrauding a Montana tribe's construction company.    The Great Falls Tribune reports 37-year-old Georgie Elaine Russell pleaded guilty Thursday to theft from an Indian tribal government receiving federal grants and making false statements about federal funding. The plea agreement calls for her to pay over $61,000 in restitution.    Prosecutors alleged Russell embezzled from the Chippewa Cree Constru...More >>
    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Rocky Boy woman has pleaded guilty to defrauding a Montana tribe's construction company.    The Great Falls Tribune reports 37-year-old Georgie Elaine Russell pleaded guilty Thursday to theft from an Indian tribal government receiving federal grants and making false statements about federal funding. The plea agreement calls for her to pay over $61,000 in restitution.    Prosecutors alleged Russell embezzled from the Chippewa Cree Constru...More >>
  • Frank Lloyd Wright preservation group seeks building rescue

    Frank Lloyd Wright preservation group seeks building rescue

    Friday, January 5 2018 4:44 PM EST2018-01-05 21:44:23 GMT
    WHITEFISH, Mont. (AP) - The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy is making an 11th-hour effort to save one of the last buildings designed by the famous architect.    The conservancy says developer Mick Ruis agreed to sell the former clinic in Whitefish, Montana, for $1.7 million - if he gets the money by Jan. 10.  He purchased the building for $1.6 million in 2016 without knowing its history.    The Daily Inter Lake reports an attorney for Ruis said asbesto...More >>
    WHITEFISH, Mont. (AP) - The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy is making an 11th-hour effort to save one of the last buildings designed by the famous architect.    The conservancy says developer Mick Ruis agreed to sell the former clinic in Whitefish, Montana, for $1.7 million - if he gets the money by Jan. 10.  He purchased the building for $1.6 million in 2016 without knowing its history.    The Daily Inter Lake reports an attorney for Ruis said asbesto...More >>
  • $700 worth of food stolen from Billings restaurant

    $700 worth of food stolen from Billings restaurant

    Friday, January 5 2018 2:46 PM EST2018-01-05 19:46:39 GMT

    You've heard of culprits stealing money from ATM's and culprits stealing ATM's, but what about stealing $700 worth of food? 

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    You've heard of culprits stealing money from ATM's and culprits stealing ATM's, but what about stealing $700 worth of food? 

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  • Raw water: is it dangerous?

    Raw water: is it dangerous?

    Friday, January 5 2018 2:39 PM EST2018-01-05 19:39:12 GMT

    The spring off of McDonald Highway is nothing new. For years folks like the Fries have relied on it to water their animals, do laundry and for drinking purposes. We're not the only ones, i mean people, there's a lot of other people who stop up here. We get about 36 gallons every time we come by here," said Bill Fries. Now a company called Live Water is bottling up spring water like this and putting a high price tag on it. The company and its proponents swear by the beneficial b...

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    The spring off of McDonald Highway is nothing new. For years folks like the Fries have relied on it to water their animals, do laundry and for drinking purposes. We're not the only ones, i mean people, there's a lot of other people who stop up here. We get about 36 gallons every time we come by here," said Bill Fries. Now a company called Live Water is bottling up spring water like this and putting a high price tag on it. The company and its proponents swear by the beneficial b...

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  • Driver leads GFPD on chase, at points becoming airborne

    Driver leads GFPD on chase, at points becoming airborne

    Friday, January 5 2018 2:37 PM EST2018-01-05 19:37:49 GMT

    A chase through Great Falls left one man facing six charges. On January 3rd, GFPD observed a red Pontiac northbound on 8th Street at "a high rate of speed." 

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    A chase through Great Falls left one man facing six charges. On January 3rd, GFPD observed a red Pontiac northbound on 8th Street at "a high rate of speed." 

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  • Missoula apartments preserved as affordable housing option

    Missoula Housing Authority (MHA) finalized a deal to purchased the Wildflower Apartments complex.

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    Missoula Housing Authority (MHA) finalized a deal to purchased the Wildflower Apartments complex.

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  • Bobcats Top Northern Colorado, Move To 3-0 In Conference

    Bobcats Top Northern Colorado, Move To 3-0 In Conference

    Friday, January 5 2018 12:24 AM EST2018-01-05 05:24:54 GMT

    A big game from star guard Tyler Hall helped power the Montana State Bobcats past the Northern Colorado Bears and move the Cats to 3-0 in Big Sky play.

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    A big game from star guard Tyler Hall helped power the Montana State Bobcats past the Northern Colorado Bears and move the Cats to 3-0 in Big Sky play.

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  • Coal mining saw 2017 boost but long-term outlook still shaky

    Coal mining saw 2017 boost but long-term outlook still shaky

    Thursday, January 4 2018 11:37 PM EST2018-01-05 04:37:10 GMT
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Coal companies in the United States boosted production of the fuel in 2017 to reverse a two-year decline.    The U.S. Energy Information Administration said Thursday that companies mined 771 million tons of coal through Dec. 30, a 6 percent increase versus 2016.    Wyoming, the largest coal state, saw production rise 8 percent. Neighboring Montana had a 5 percent increase.    Among other coal states, production rose 13 percent in We...More >>
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Coal companies in the United States boosted production of the fuel in 2017 to reverse a two-year decline.    The U.S. Energy Information Administration said Thursday that companies mined 771 million tons of coal through Dec. 30, a 6 percent increase versus 2016.    Wyoming, the largest coal state, saw production rise 8 percent. Neighboring Montana had a 5 percent increase.    Among other coal states, production rose 13 percent in We...More >>
  • Coming up... Seth Bodnar "A Man on a Mission"

    Coming up... Seth Bodnar "A Man on a Mission"

    Thursday, January 4 2018 10:05 PM EST2018-01-05 03:05:05 GMT

    A new year ushers in a new president at the helm of the University of Montana. ABC FOX Montana's Seth Bodnar, while on his third day on the job.

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    A new year ushers in a new president at the helm of the University of Montana. ABC FOX Montana's Seth Bodnar, while on his third day on the job.

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  • Flights delayed at Bozeman due to bomb cyclone

    Flights delayed at Bozeman due to bomb cyclone

    Thursday, January 4 2018 7:41 PM EST2018-01-05 00:41:46 GMT

    The bomb cyclone delayed thousands of flights on the East Coast, and the effect rippled out to Montana travelers.

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    The bomb cyclone delayed thousands of flights on the East Coast, and the effect rippled out to Montana travelers.

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  • USPS mail carriers on guard this winter

    USPS mail carriers on guard this winter

    Thursday, January 4 2018 7:38 PM EST2018-01-05 00:38:51 GMT

    While we may not have those extreme arctic temperatures in western Montana right now. 

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    While we may not have those extreme arctic temperatures in western Montana right now. 

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  • Missoula firefighters learn ice rescuing techniques

    Missoula firefighters learn ice rescuing techniques

    Thursday, January 4 2018 7:37 PM EST2018-01-05 00:37:48 GMT

    The Missoula Fire Department took on the elements in a special training exercise today.

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    The Missoula Fire Department took on the elements in a special training exercise today.

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  • Red fox fed by Grand Teton visitors killed for safety

    Red fox fed by Grand Teton visitors killed for safety

    Thursday, January 4 2018 7:14 PM EST2018-01-05 00:14:16 GMT

    MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) - Wildlife managers in Grand Teton National Park in northwest Wyoming say they had to euthanize a red fox that was exhibiting bold behavior because people had been feeding it.    The National Park Service says the fox had to be killed because of concern for human safety.    Feeding park wildlife is illegal.   Grand  Grand Teton Superintendent David Vela says he hopes this case will serve as a cautionary reminder to not feed wildlife and t...

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    MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) - Wildlife managers in Grand Teton National Park in northwest Wyoming say they had to euthanize a red fox that was exhibiting bold behavior because people had been feeding it.    The National Park Service says the fox had to be killed because of concern for human safety.    Feeding park wildlife is illegal.   Grand  Grand Teton Superintendent David Vela says he hopes this case will serve as a cautionary reminder to not feed wildlife and t...

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  • Kmart stores in Butte, Helena closing this spring

    Kmart stores in Butte, Helena closing this spring

    Thursday, January 4 2018 6:17 PM EST2018-01-04 23:17:24 GMT
    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Sears Holdings Corp. announced it was closing more than 100 stores early this year, including Kmart stores in Butte and Helena, as it tries to turn around its business.    The company says employees at 64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears stores were notified Thursday that it was closing the stores between early March and early April. Company officials say liquidation sales could start as early as next week.    A spokesman for the Kmart in Butte decline...More >>
    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Sears Holdings Corp. announced it was closing more than 100 stores early this year, including Kmart stores in Butte and Helena, as it tries to turn around its business.    The company says employees at 64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears stores were notified Thursday that it was closing the stores between early March and early April. Company officials say liquidation sales could start as early as next week.    A spokesman for the Kmart in Butte decline...More >>
  • Mexican "rock star of the recorder" to join Bozeman Symphony in February

    Mexican "rock star of the recorder" to join Bozeman Symphony in February

    Thursday, January 4 2018 5:15 PM EST2018-01-04 22:15:04 GMT

    BOZEMAN- A renowned Mexican musician will join the Bozeman Symphony on Feb. 3 and 4. According to a press release, flautista Horacio Franco's esteemed 38-year career included studying at the National Conservatory of Mexico and the Conservatory of Amsterdam. His repertoire includes Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary styles, and has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York. A press release notes that Franco's performance includes playing two recorders simultaneously for Michael Wolpe...

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    BOZEMAN- A renowned Mexican musician will join the Bozeman Symphony on Feb. 3 and 4. According to a press release, flautista Horacio Franco's esteemed 38-year career included studying at the National Conservatory of Mexico and the Conservatory of Amsterdam. His repertoire includes Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary styles, and has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York. A press release notes that Franco's performance includes playing two recorders simultaneously for Michael Wolpe...

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  • Laurel city council members select new mayor

    Laurel city council members select new mayor

    Thursday, January 4 2018 4:42 PM EST2018-01-04 21:42:43 GMT

    Following Tuesday night's swearing-in ceremony for a new Laurel mayor, the appointed mayor and mayor-elect both failed to appear, pushing Laurel city council members to select council member Tom Nelson as the new mayor. 

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    Following Tuesday night's swearing-in ceremony for a new Laurel mayor, the appointed mayor and mayor-elect both failed to appear, pushing Laurel city council members to select council member Tom Nelson as the new mayor. 

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  • Billings toddler recovering in Denver hospital after being mauled by dog

    Billings toddler recovering in Denver hospital after being mauled by dog

    Thursday, January 4 2018 4:39 PM EST2018-01-04 21:39:32 GMT

    A Billings toddler was flown to a children's hospital in Denver after being attacked by a dog Tuesday. 

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    A Billings toddler was flown to a children's hospital in Denver after being attacked by a dog Tuesday. 

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  • Ohio man named Bruce Wayne has eaten at Chipotle for 430 consecutive days

    Ohio man named Bruce Wayne has eaten at Chipotle for 430 consecutive days

    Thursday, January 4 2018 3:58 PM EST2018-01-04 20:58:08 GMT
    TIFFIN, Ohio - A man named Bruce Wayne (yep), has set a record for eating Chipotle for 426 days in a row and counting. There was apparently a record to break and Wayne, of Tiffin, Ohio, set out to do it. He documented the feat by posting a picture of every meal he ate on his Instagram account. He even planned ahead on days when his local Chipotle would be closed by ordering the day before.  Wayne says he hopes to build a business relationship with Chipotle. December 3...More >>
    TIFFIN, Ohio - A man named Bruce Wayne (yep), has set a record for eating Chipotle for 426 days in a row and counting. There was apparently a record to break and Wayne, of Tiffin, Ohio, set out to do it. He documented the feat by posting a picture of every meal he ate on his Instagram account. He even planned ahead on days when his local Chipotle would be closed by ordering the day before.  Wayne says he hopes to build a business relationship with Chipotle. December 3...More >>
  • US to end policy that let legal pot flourish

    Thursday, January 4 2018 3:45 PM EST2018-01-04 20:45:51 GMT
    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going after legalized marijuana. Sessions is rescinding a policy that had let legalized marijuana flourish without federal intervention across the country.    That's according to two people with direct knowledge of the decision. They were not allowed to publicly discuss it before an announcement expected Thursday and spoke on condition of anonymity.    The move will leave it to U.S. attorneys where pot is legal to deci...More >>
    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going after legalized marijuana. Sessions is rescinding a policy that had let legalized marijuana flourish without federal intervention across the country.    That's according to two people with direct knowledge of the decision. They were not allowed to publicly discuss it before an announcement expected Thursday and spoke on condition of anonymity.    The move will leave it to U.S. attorneys where pot is legal to deci...More >>
  • Sidewalk salt could be toxic for dogs

    Sidewalk salt could be toxic for dogs

    Thursday, January 4 2018 1:15 PM EST2018-01-04 18:15:34 GMT

    Sidewalk salt is common in the winter time, but did you know that it can actually be toxic for your dog? Salt that is not pet friendly can lead to burns on your dog's paws and tongue. It can also be toxic if ingested. There are several different brands of salt that claim to be pet friendly, however officials say that's not always true. Salt with magnesium chloride is recommended, because it is diluted.  There are some things you can do to avoid a trip to the veterinarian,...

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    Sidewalk salt is common in the winter time, but did you know that it can actually be toxic for your dog? Salt that is not pet friendly can lead to burns on your dog's paws and tongue. It can also be toxic if ingested. There are several different brands of salt that claim to be pet friendly, however officials say that's not always true. Salt with magnesium chloride is recommended, because it is diluted.  There are some things you can do to avoid a trip to the veterinarian,...

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  • Blackfeet tribal chairman Harry Barnes in hospital

    Blackfeet tribal chairman Harry Barnes in hospital

    Thursday, January 4 2018 1:11 PM EST2018-01-04 18:11:37 GMT

    BROWNING- STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE TRIBAL CHAIRMAN (January 3, 2018): Blackfeet Chairman Harry Barnes has undergone care in Great Falls for unspecified heart ailments. 

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    BROWNING- STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE TRIBAL CHAIRMAN (January 3, 2018): Blackfeet Chairman Harry Barnes has undergone care in Great Falls for unspecified heart ailments. 

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  • Warning: Is there a silent killer in your home?

    Warning: Is there a silent killer in your home?

    Thursday, January 4 2018 12:58 PM EST2018-01-04 17:58:27 GMT

    With winter here to stay, you need to make sure you keep yourself safe from a silent killer. According to the Center for Disease Control between 1999-2010 over 5,000 people died from carbon monoxide poisoning. 

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    With winter here to stay, you need to make sure you keep yourself safe from a silent killer. According to the Center for Disease Control between 1999-2010 over 5,000 people died from carbon monoxide poisoning. 

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  • Victor man accused of 10 counts of drug possession, raping a minor

    Victor man accused of 10 counts of drug possession, raping minors

    Thursday, January 4 2018 12:29 PM EST2018-01-04 17:29:50 GMT

    HAMILTON- A Ravalli County man is charged with possession of several types of drugs, including meth, LSD, marijuana, morphine and anabolic steroids, amounting to more than $75,000 in street value. He’s also accused of luring minors into sex. Court documents filed on Jan. 2 say Carlos Joseph McElfish, 39, drew investigators’ notice when a 16-year-old Willard High School student reported that he had raped her. The victim, identified as Youth A, reported that in Aug. 2017, M...

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    HAMILTON- A Ravalli County man is charged with possession of several types of drugs, including meth, LSD, marijuana, morphine and anabolic steroids, amounting to more than $75,000 in street value. He’s also accused of luring minors into sex. Court documents filed on Jan. 2 say Carlos Joseph McElfish, 39, drew investigators’ notice when a 16-year-old Willard High School student reported that he had raped her. The victim, identified as Youth A, reported that in Aug. 2017, M...

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  • Hauck brings offensive coordinator Rosenbach back to UM football

    Hauck brings offensive coordinator Rosenbach back to UM football

    Thursday, January 4 2018 12:25 PM EST2018-01-04 17:25:32 GMT

    Montana Sports Information-- When Bobby Hauck was introduced as the Grizzlies' 37th head football coach, he made recruiting the state of Montana one of his top priorities – and he wasn't just referring to the student-athletes. Having already retained three assistant coaches with deep ties to UM, Hauck has added another coach with Montana roots to his staff, bringing back Timm Rosenbach as the Grizzlies' offensive coordinator. "Timm brings a wealth of experienc...

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    Montana Sports Information-- When Bobby Hauck was introduced as the Grizzlies' 37th head football coach, he made recruiting the state of Montana one of his top priorities – and he wasn't just referring to the student-athletes. Having already retained three assistant coaches with deep ties to UM, Hauck has added another coach with Montana roots to his staff, bringing back Timm Rosenbach as the Grizzlies' offensive coordinator. "Timm brings a wealth of experienc...

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  • Recycling Christmas Tree

    Recycling Christmas Tree

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 7:33 PM EST2018-01-04 00:33:59 GMT

    As we move more into the New Year...

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    As we move more into the New Year...

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  • Judge dismisses lawsuit over Peeps candy workers' strike

    Judge dismisses lawsuit over Peeps candy workers' strike

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 7:27 PM EST2018-01-04 00:27:33 GMT
    BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a Pennsylvania lawsuit against the peeps who make marshmallow Peeps.    The Morning Call newspaper reports U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Schmehl ruled last week the Just Born Quality Confections company in Bethlehem failed to prove about 400 union employees violated a no-strike clause when they walked off the job Sept. 7, 2016.    The company also makes Mike and Ike candies and had said the strike was timed to hurt ...More >>
    BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a Pennsylvania lawsuit against the peeps who make marshmallow Peeps.    The Morning Call newspaper reports U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Schmehl ruled last week the Just Born Quality Confections company in Bethlehem failed to prove about 400 union employees violated a no-strike clause when they walked off the job Sept. 7, 2016.    The company also makes Mike and Ike candies and had said the strike was timed to hurt ...More >>
  • Buried fire hydrants in snow cause problems for firefighters

    Buried fire hydrants in snow cause problems for firefighters

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 7:22 PM EST2018-01-04 00:22:19 GMT

    As we continue to deal with winter weather in Montana...

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    As we continue to deal with winter weather in Montana...

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  • Trump signs order disbanding voter fraud commission

    Trump signs order disbanding voter fraud commission

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 7:15 PM EST2018-01-04 00:15:37 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has signed an executive order disbanding his voter fraud commission.    A White House statement is blaming the decision on numerous states that have refused to provide voter information to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.    White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says that, "Rather than engage in endless legal battles at taxpayer expense," Trump has signed an order to dissolve the...More >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has signed an executive order disbanding his voter fraud commission.    A White House statement is blaming the decision on numerous states that have refused to provide voter information to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.    White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says that, "Rather than engage in endless legal battles at taxpayer expense," Trump has signed an order to dissolve the...More >>
  • Smell of tobacco smoke closes local children's museum

    Smell of tobacco smoke closes local children's museum

    A popular children's museum is closed after air quality concerns in the building. 

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    A popular children's museum is closed after air quality concerns in the building. 

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  • "You will have to work for it," Man arrested for DUI fights blood test

    "You will have to work for it," Man arrested for DUI fights blood test

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 6:49 PM EST2018-01-03 23:49:07 GMT

    One man is now facing several charges after leading the Montana Highway Patrol on a chase reaching speeds of 80 miles per hour on icy roads. It all started around 2:00 a.m. on January 1st. The MHP say they saw a black Mercedes Benz traveling westbound on 10th Avenue South at a high speed. They conducted a radar check and determined the driver was going 50 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone. Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Donald Lee tried to pull over the...

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    One man is now facing several charges after leading the Montana Highway Patrol on a chase reaching speeds of 80 miles per hour on icy roads. It all started around 2:00 a.m. on January 1st. The MHP say they saw a black Mercedes Benz traveling westbound on 10th Avenue South at a high speed. They conducted a radar check and determined the driver was going 50 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone. Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Donald Lee tried to pull over the...

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  • Burkhart exonerated in murder case

    Burkhart exonerated in murder case

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 6:40 PM EST2018-01-03 23:40:47 GMT

    MISSOULA- The Montana Innocence Project announced its third exoneration in the last 15 months, with a new order dismissing a murder charge against Richard Burkhart. In 2002, Burkhart was convicted of deliberate homicide in the case of William Ledeau, who was found dead on a street in Great Falls in 2001, reportedly bludgeoned with a ballpeen hammer. Burkhart and a friend had approached police the same night to report that Burkhart’s car had been broken into. At trial, prosecuto...

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    MISSOULA- The Montana Innocence Project announced its third exoneration in the last 15 months, with a new order dismissing a murder charge against Richard Burkhart. In 2002, Burkhart was convicted of deliberate homicide in the case of William Ledeau, who was found dead on a street in Great Falls in 2001, reportedly bludgeoned with a ballpeen hammer. Burkhart and a friend had approached police the same night to report that Burkhart’s car had been broken into. At trial, prosecuto...

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  • Father says "Slender Man" movie distasteful

    Father says "Slender Man" movie distasteful

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 6:29 PM EST2018-01-03 23:29:42 GMT
     MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Latest on Sony Pictures' plans to release a movie featuring horror character Slender Man (all times local):    4:50 p.m.    The father of one of two Wisconsin girls who attacked their classmate in an effort to please horror character Slender Man says Sony Pictures' decision to release a movie about the character is in poor taste.    The movie is due out in May. The studio released a trailer Wednesday with scenes depicting a ...More >>
     MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Latest on Sony Pictures' plans to release a movie featuring horror character Slender Man (all times local):    4:50 p.m.    The father of one of two Wisconsin girls who attacked their classmate in an effort to please horror character Slender Man says Sony Pictures' decision to release a movie about the character is in poor taste.    The movie is due out in May. The studio released a trailer Wednesday with scenes depicting a ...More >>
  • Men in Oregon standoff violate their release conditions

    Men in Oregon standoff violate their release conditions

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 6:15 PM EST2018-01-03 23:15:49 GMT
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A judge is taking action against two Oregon refuge occupiers after Facebook photos showed they violated their release conditions by visiting the Bundy ranch in Nevada without permission.    The Oregonian/OregonLive reports U.S. District Judge Anna Brown has moved up Jon Ritzheimer's date to surrender to prison from Feb. 15 to Jan. 12.    She also forbade Ritzheimer from having contact with any defendant from either the Oregon or Nevada standof...More >>
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A judge is taking action against two Oregon refuge occupiers after Facebook photos showed they violated their release conditions by visiting the Bundy ranch in Nevada without permission.    The Oregonian/OregonLive reports U.S. District Judge Anna Brown has moved up Jon Ritzheimer's date to surrender to prison from Feb. 15 to Jan. 12.    She also forbade Ritzheimer from having contact with any defendant from either the Oregon or Nevada standof...More >>
  • Oregon stations continue to pump gas despite new law

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 6:13 PM EST2018-01-03 23:13:23 GMT
    BEND — Gas stations in two central Oregon counties will continue to pump gas for customers despite a new law allowing self-serve gasoline in rural counties that takes effect in a few days. Employees at several stations in Crook and Jefferson counties said they are unaware of any plans to change to self-service, the Bulletin reported . Others told the newspaper they were unaware that the new law takes effect Monday. Oregon is currently one of two states that does not...More >>
    BEND — Gas stations in two central Oregon counties will continue to pump gas for customers despite a new law allowing self-serve gasoline in rural counties that takes effect in a few days. Employees at several stations in Crook and Jefferson counties said they are unaware of any plans to change to self-service, the Bulletin reported . Others told the newspaper they were unaware that the new law takes effect Monday. Oregon is currently one of two states that does not...More >>
  • The Eagles will play the Spokane Arena on May 8

    The Eagles will play the Spokane Arena on May 8

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 6:01 PM EST2018-01-03 23:01:23 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Arena announced The Eagles will perform on May 8, 2017. The band, consisting of members Don Henley, Joe Walsh & Timothy Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey, have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide. Deacon Frey is the son of original member, Glenn Frey, and joined the band after his dad's death.  Tickets for the show go on sale January 12, at 10:00 a.m.  Ticket prices are $49.50, $99.50, $229.50 and $399.50 (subject to box...More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Arena announced The Eagles will perform on May 8, 2017. The band, consisting of members Don Henley, Joe Walsh & Timothy Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey, have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide. Deacon Frey is the son of original member, Glenn Frey, and joined the band after his dad's death.  Tickets for the show go on sale January 12, at 10:00 a.m.  Ticket prices are $49.50, $99.50, $229.50 and $399.50 (subject to box...More >>
  • Missoula changing stop sign in Russell Street area

    Missoula changing stop sign in Russell Street area

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 3:52 PM EST2018-01-03 20:52:47 GMT
    MISSOULA- A busy intersection near Russell Street will see a reconfigured stop sign. According to Missoula City Councilwoman Michelle Cares, the stop sign at Wyoming and Catlin will be changed. Previously, the stop sign halted traffic heading on Wyoming. Now, the sign will stop traffic on Catlin. Cares says she received this message from city staff:  "In review of traffic volumes, crash data, and recent and scheduled improvements, we have decided to switch the stop signs...More >>
    MISSOULA- A busy intersection near Russell Street will see a reconfigured stop sign. According to Missoula City Councilwoman Michelle Cares, the stop sign at Wyoming and Catlin will be changed. Previously, the stop sign halted traffic heading on Wyoming. Now, the sign will stop traffic on Catlin. Cares says she received this message from city staff:  "In review of traffic volumes, crash data, and recent and scheduled improvements, we have decided to switch the stop signs...More >>
  • Missoula Animal Control prosecutes dog abuse case

    Missoula Animal Control prosecutes dog abuse case

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 2:10 PM EST2018-01-03 19:10:34 GMT
    Missoula Animal Control says they've successfully rehomed a dog that had been suffering from malnutrition. In a post on Facebook, MAC showed photos of the dog at 35 pounds and after at a healthier 46 pounds. They say they've prosecuted the former owner for animal abuse and successfully found a new home for the dog. Missoula Animal ControlMore >>
    Missoula Animal Control says they've successfully rehomed a dog that had been suffering from malnutrition. In a post on Facebook, MAC showed photos of the dog at 35 pounds and after at a healthier 46 pounds. They say they've prosecuted the former owner for animal abuse and successfully found a new home for the dog. Missoula Animal ControlMore >>
  • Montana town without leader after no-show from mayor-elect

    Montana town without leader after no-show from mayor-elect

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 12:37 PM EST2018-01-03 17:37:33 GMT
    LAUREL, Mont. (AP) - Laurel is missing a leader after its mayor-elect skipped out on his swearing-in ceremony.    The Billings Gazette reports Mayor-elect Dave Waggoner did not show up to the city council's Tuesday meeting where he was supposed to be sworn into office.    He did not return calls seeking comment.    After winning the election, Waggoner was asked to leave his current position at the city's wastewater treatment plant before taking office. &n...More >>
    LAUREL, Mont. (AP) - Laurel is missing a leader after its mayor-elect skipped out on his swearing-in ceremony.    The Billings Gazette reports Mayor-elect Dave Waggoner did not show up to the city council's Tuesday meeting where he was supposed to be sworn into office.    He did not return calls seeking comment.    After winning the election, Waggoner was asked to leave his current position at the city's wastewater treatment plant before taking office. &n...More >>
  • Update on Real ID, Do you need one?

    Update on Real ID, Do you need one?

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 11:56 AM EST2018-01-03 16:56:36 GMT

    In October of last year the state granted an extension to comply with the federal Real ID act requirements. That means you can still travel domestically with your Montana ID. The great falls international airport says they still receive calls daily with people asking if they need to use a passport to travel, as the expected end date of the previous extension was the middle of this month. “Anticipate that these extensions will continue until Montana can roll out these new ID...

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    In October of last year the state granted an extension to comply with the federal Real ID act requirements. That means you can still travel domestically with your Montana ID. The great falls international airport says they still receive calls daily with people asking if they need to use a passport to travel, as the expected end date of the previous extension was the middle of this month. “Anticipate that these extensions will continue until Montana can roll out these new ID...

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  • 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 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. 

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

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  • DUIs, drug arrests made in Bozeman over NYE weekend

    DUIs, drug arrests made in Bozeman over NYE weekend

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 11:46 AM EST2018-01-03 16:46:11 GMT

    Bozeman law enforcement stayed busy over the weekend with drug arrests and DUIs.

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    Bozeman law enforcement stayed busy over the weekend with drug arrests and DUIs.

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  • New details released in Cabin Creek avalanche death

    New details released in Cabin Creek avalanche death

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 11:37 AM EST2018-01-03 16:37:07 GMT
    WEST YELLOWSTONE- Despite taking precautions against avalanches, a snow slide still proved fatal the night of Jan. 2. Weylon Wiedemann, 40, of Pine City, Minnesota, was buried when his snowmobile triggered a slide in the Cabin Creek area, 19 miles north of West Yellowstone. Despite rescue efforts digging him out within 15 minutes, he was unable to be revived. The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office, West Yellowstone Division of Gallatin County Search and Rescue and an Air Idaho helicopt...More >>
    WEST YELLOWSTONE- Despite taking precautions against avalanches, a snow slide still proved fatal the night of Jan. 2. Weylon Wiedemann, 40, of Pine City, Minnesota, was buried when his snowmobile triggered a slide in the Cabin Creek area, 19 miles north of West Yellowstone. Despite rescue efforts digging him out within 15 minutes, he was unable to be revived. The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office, West Yellowstone Division of Gallatin County Search and Rescue and an Air Idaho helicopt...More >>
  • Man dies in avalanche near Cabin Creek

    Man dies in avalanche near Cabin Creek

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 12:43 AM EST2018-01-03 05:43:56 GMT

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

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

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  • Police have simple shopping safety tip to prevent purse theft

    Police have simple shopping safety tip to prevent purse theft

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 7:56 PM EST2018-01-03 00:56:33 GMT

    When you’re out shopping, it’s easy to get distracted and that’s what purse thieves are looking for. You’ve seen the videos of a thief coming by and in a matter of moments, the purse is gone, sometimes without the victim noticing right away. But there’s a post that has gone viral on Facebook from a New Hampshire police department with a very helpful and cost effective solution. They remind people to keep their purses closed and secure it to the cart eit...

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    When you’re out shopping, it’s easy to get distracted and that’s what purse thieves are looking for. You’ve seen the videos of a thief coming by and in a matter of moments, the purse is gone, sometimes without the victim noticing right away. But there’s a post that has gone viral on Facebook from a New Hampshire police department with a very helpful and cost effective solution. They remind people to keep their purses closed and secure it to the cart eit...

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  • Bozeman housing costs spike to new highs

    Bozeman housing costs spike to new highs

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 7:50 PM EST2018-01-03 00:50:18 GMT

    As Bozeman renters struggle to find affordable homes, the city hopes it will find a solution.

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    As Bozeman renters struggle to find affordable homes, the city hopes it will find a solution.

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  • Several arrested for drugs in Bozeman over the weekend

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 7:49 PM EST2018-01-03 00:49:12 GMT
    It's been a busy week for Bozeman area law enforcement. Six people were arrested for drug possession, including meth and cocaine. Police say it wasn't result of a sting.More >>
    It's been a busy week for Bozeman area law enforcement. Six people were arrested for drug possession, including meth and cocaine. Police say it wasn't result of a sting.More >>
  • YouTuber Logan Paul apologizes for sharing video with dead body hanging in forest

    YouTuber Logan Paul apologizes for sharing video with dead body hanging in forest

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 7:39 PM EST2018-01-03 00:39:54 GMT
    TOKYO (AP) - American blogger Logan Paul has apologized after getting slammed for a video he shared on YouTube that appeared to show a body hanging in a Japanese forest known as a suicide spot.    He posted an apology on his Twitter site Tuesday, saying, "Where do I begin. Let's start with this. I'm sorry."    Although the video has been taken down, segments were still online. Critics, who have also gone online, say what was offensive was Paul's giggling ...More >>
    TOKYO (AP) - American blogger Logan Paul has apologized after getting slammed for a video he shared on YouTube that appeared to show a body hanging in a Japanese forest known as a suicide spot.    He posted an apology on his Twitter site Tuesday, saying, "Where do I begin. Let's start with this. I'm sorry."    Although the video has been taken down, segments were still online. Critics, who have also gone online, say what was offensive was Paul's giggling ...More >>
  • Great Falls man assaults girlfriend in front of kids on New Years Eve

    Great Falls man assaults girlfriend in front of kids on New Years Eve

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 7:06 PM EST2018-01-03 00:06:43 GMT

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

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

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  • Liberian refugee sworn in as Montana mayor

    Liberian refugee sworn in as Montana mayor

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 6:53 PM EST2018-01-02 23:53:32 GMT
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Liberian refugee Wilmot Collins has been sworn in as the mayor of Helena - the first black mayor of any city in the state's history.    About 100 people, including Gov. Steve Bullock and Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney, attended Tuesday's ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda.    The Independent Record reports two city commissioners also were sworn in by District Judge Mike Menahan.    Collins has said his priorities include finding a way to hire more...More >>
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Liberian refugee Wilmot Collins has been sworn in as the mayor of Helena - the first black mayor of any city in the state's history.    About 100 people, including Gov. Steve Bullock and Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney, attended Tuesday's ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda.    The Independent Record reports two city commissioners also were sworn in by District Judge Mike Menahan.    Collins has said his priorities include finding a way to hire more...More >>
  • Colorado man drank scotch before shooting cops

    Colorado man drank scotch before shooting cops

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 6:45 PM EST2018-01-02 23:45:46 GMT

    DENVER (AP) - The Latest on the fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy in Colorado (all times local):    3:35 p.m.    A man who shot and killed a Colorado sheriff's deputy says he was drinking in a video streamed online before the shooting.    Denver's KUSA-TV obtained the footage , one of several videos that Matthew Riehl broadcast on Periscope on Sunday.    He is seen holding a glass in his hand and says he's had two scotches. He is heard saying...

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    DENVER (AP) - The Latest on the fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy in Colorado (all times local):    3:35 p.m.    A man who shot and killed a Colorado sheriff's deputy says he was drinking in a video streamed online before the shooting.    Denver's KUSA-TV obtained the footage , one of several videos that Matthew Riehl broadcast on Periscope on Sunday.    He is seen holding a glass in his hand and says he's had two scotches. He is heard saying...

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  • Twitter reacts to Justin Timberlake's new "Wild West" video

    Twitter reacts to Justin Timberlake's new "Wild West" video

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 6:10 PM EST2018-01-02 23:10:31 GMT
    Justin Timberlake unveiled a new promo video for his upcoming album, Man of the Woods, on Jan. 2. With imagery and scenic background that appears to be shot partly in Montana, the video prompted a lot of opinions from locals and non-locals alike. (Click here if you haven't seen the video yet.) before and after I read my first Cormac McCarthy novel pic.twitter.com/6kh9PGdGtq — BUM CHILLUPS (@edsbs) January 2, 2018 this hills are alive, with the sound of SEXY pic.twitter....More >>
    Justin Timberlake unveiled a new promo video for his upcoming album, Man of the Woods, on Jan. 2. With imagery and scenic background that appears to be shot partly in Montana, the video prompted a lot of opinions from locals and non-locals alike. (Click here if you haven't seen the video yet.) before and after I read my first Cormac McCarthy novel pic.twitter.com/6kh9PGdGtq — BUM CHILLUPS (@edsbs) January 2, 2018 this hills are alive, with the sound of SEXY pic.twitter....More >>
  • Carrie Underwood announces she suffered facial injury in November that required 40-50 stitches

    Carrie Underwood announces she suffered facial injury in November that required 40-50 stitches

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 5:32 PM EST2018-01-02 22:32:45 GMT
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country singer Carrie Underwood is bringing in 2018 by sharing more details about more injuries that she suffered after a fall that broke her wrist.    In a blog post to fans on New Year's Day Underwood says she sustained a facial injury that required 40-50 stitches and that she's "not quite looking the same."    She says that she is grateful the injuries weren't much worse and for the people who have helped her since the November ...More >>
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country singer Carrie Underwood is bringing in 2018 by sharing more details about more injuries that she suffered after a fall that broke her wrist.    In a blog post to fans on New Year's Day Underwood says she sustained a facial injury that required 40-50 stitches and that she's "not quite looking the same."    She says that she is grateful the injuries weren't much worse and for the people who have helped her since the November ...More >>
  • Bond set at $200,000 for man charged in DUI crash that killed 16-year-old boy

    Bond set at $200,000 for man charged in DUI crash that killed 16-year-old boy

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 5:22 PM EST2018-01-02 22:22:43 GMT
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The man arrested following a fatal crash Friday night on I-90 in Coeur d'Alene has been officially charged with felony manslaughter.  The crash happened after 20-year-old Jonah Leeder tried to pass a car on I-90. Leeder's car spun out of control and stalled perpendicular to oncoming traffic. The car was then t-boned by a pickup truck driven by William Swan. Leeder's 16-year-old brother, Jacob, was killed in the crash. Jonah Leeder was seriously ...More >>
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The man arrested following a fatal crash Friday night on I-90 in Coeur d'Alene has been officially charged with felony manslaughter.  The crash happened after 20-year-old Jonah Leeder tried to pass a car on I-90. Leeder's car spun out of control and stalled perpendicular to oncoming traffic. The car was then t-boned by a pickup truck driven by William Swan. Leeder's 16-year-old brother, Jacob, was killed in the crash. Jonah Leeder was seriously ...More >>
  • Brake for beaks: California officers save chickens from road

    Brake for beaks: California officers save chickens from road

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 4:53 PM EST2018-01-02 21:53:51 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - It was a race against the cluck as California Highway Patrol officers scrambled to rescue nearly 20 chickens that ran through highway lanes near Los Angeles.    The agency says the birds blocked a portion of Interstate 605 in the Norwalk area Tuesday morning after their cage fell from the back of a truck.    The agency tweeted photos and video of the chickens on the highway and a motorcycle officer collecting them.    Officers managed t...More >>
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - It was a race against the cluck as California Highway Patrol officers scrambled to rescue nearly 20 chickens that ran through highway lanes near Los Angeles.    The agency says the birds blocked a portion of Interstate 605 in the Norwalk area Tuesday morning after their cage fell from the back of a truck.    The agency tweeted photos and video of the chickens on the highway and a motorcycle officer collecting them.    Officers managed t...More >>
  • Montana Made: Fueled Supplements

    Montana Made: Fueled Supplements

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 4:38 PM EST2018-01-02 21:38:48 GMT

    Total Nutrition and Tanning in Great Falls is taking their next step in the fitness industry.

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    Total Nutrition and Tanning in Great Falls is taking their next step in the fitness industry.

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  • Children's Museum remains closed due to cigar smoke

    Children's Museum remains closed due to cigar smoke

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 2:06 PM EST2018-01-02 19:06:21 GMT

    MISSOULA- The Families First Children's Museum remains closed due to secondhand smoke from a nearby private cigar club. According to the nonprofit's website, it's been an ongoing issue between the Children's Museum and the private cigar club located beneath it in the same building. An announcement says the museum experiences "residual tobacco smoke and/or smell from an adjacent cigar club" and environmental air quality professionals are investigating to determine whether th...

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    MISSOULA- The Families First Children's Museum remains closed due to secondhand smoke from a nearby private cigar club. According to the nonprofit's website, it's been an ongoing issue between the Children's Museum and the private cigar club located beneath it in the same building. An announcement says the museum experiences "residual tobacco smoke and/or smell from an adjacent cigar club" and environmental air quality professionals are investigating to determine whether th...

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  • First baby from Billings born in the new year

    First baby from Billings born in the new year

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 1:40 PM EST2018-01-02 18:40:43 GMT

    The first 2018 baby in Billings was born at 1:41 this morning at St. Vincent Healthcare.

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    The first 2018 baby in Billings was born at 1:41 this morning at St. Vincent Healthcare.

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  • Justin Timberlake reveals new Montana-inspired album

    Justin Timberlake reveals new Montana-inspired album

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 1:00 PM EST2018-01-02 18:00:34 GMT
    Pop star Justin Timberlake is releasing a new album that appears inspired by his Montana estate. The album, Man of the Woods, promises to show a different side of Timberlake than listeners might expect from the former NSYNC performer and "Sexyback" singer. The promo video released Jan. 2 shows Timberlake and his wife, Jessica Biel, dancing in fields and wearing cowboy-style hats. Timberlake also stands in a field in front of horses and snow-capped mountains. The album relea...More >>
    Pop star Justin Timberlake is releasing a new album that appears inspired by his Montana estate. The album, Man of the Woods, promises to show a different side of Timberlake than listeners might expect from the former NSYNC performer and "Sexyback" singer. The promo video released Jan. 2 shows Timberlake and his wife, Jessica Biel, dancing in fields and wearing cowboy-style hats. Timberlake also stands in a field in front of horses and snow-capped mountains. The album relea...More >>
  • 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...More >>
    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...More >>
  • 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 17:05:12 GMT

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

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

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  • 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.

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    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.

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  • 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. 

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    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. 

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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. 

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    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. 

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  • 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. 

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    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. 

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  • 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. 

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    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. 

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  • Park Service investigates illegal bison release

    Park Service investigates illegal bison release

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 7:10 PM EST2018-01-18 00:10:42 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...More >>
    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...More >>
  • 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...

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    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...

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  • 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.More >>
    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.More >>
  • 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.

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    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.

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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. 

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    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. 

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  • 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...More >>
    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...More >>
  • 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...More >>
    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...More >>
  • 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. 

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

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  • New charges filed in Missoula dismemberment case

    New charges filed in Missoula dismemberment case

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 5:05 PM EST2018-01-09 22:05:37 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 ...More >>
    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 ...More >>
  • 3 Native American tribes sue opioid industry groups

    3 Native American tribes sue opioid industry groups

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 12:59 PM EST2018-01-09 17:59:00 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...More >>
    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...More >>
  • 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. 

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

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

    Friday, January 5 2018 12:03 AM EST2018-01-05 05:03:58 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.

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    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.

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  • How construction workers deal with the cold

    How construction workers deal with the cold

    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. 

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

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  • Missoula Police: "No Direction" in bones case

    Missoula Police: "No Direction" in bones case

    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...

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    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...

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  • Sen. Cynthia Wolken named deputy Corrections director

    Sen. Cynthia Wolken named deputy Corrections director

    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...

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    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...

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  • 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
    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 ...More >>
    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 ...More >>
  • 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
    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...More >>
    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...More >>
  • Belgrade shooting suspect makes first court appearance

    Belgrade shooting suspect makes first court appearance

    Friday, January 12 2018 1:24 PM EST2018-01-12 18:24:47 GMT

    BOZEMAN- The man accused of shooting his wife last weekend in Belgrade made his first appearance in court on Friday. Joseph Paul DeWise, 47, is accused of shooting his wife, Lauren DeWise, on Jan. 7. 

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    BOZEMAN- The man accused of shooting his wife last weekend in Belgrade made his first appearance in court on Friday. Joseph Paul DeWise, 47, is accused of shooting his wife, Lauren DeWise, on Jan. 7. 

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