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Greg Doyon Declines Billings City Administrator Position

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UPDATE: Greg Doyon has sent a letter to city negotiators declining the position of City Administrator. Letter included.

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Black ice, how to react if you start to slide

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Living in Montana one of the many things you need to be on the lookout for is black ice. 

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Poo Poo Project works to save birds Video included

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People all over Wyoming and Montana are saving owls and falcons, one outhouse at a time. Hundreds of groups have joined the Poo Poo Project, which is based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Teton Raptor Center is taking it all over the country. Owls and falcons have one thing in common: they can get trapped in vault toilets when they are looking for a home.

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Star Wars premiere big for local businesses Video included

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Star Wars fans in the Magic City started lining up at 5 o'clock Thursday evening to catch a special preview of the latest Star Wars film. Movie theaters are cashing in on the movie's huge following and some local businesses are following suit. We spoke with some business owners near the AMC Shiloh 14 and saw how they prepared. When you think of big movie premieres like Star Wars the Last Jedi you often think of how jammed packed the movie theater is going to be but do you ever th... More>>

California man arrested for possession of meth during traffic stop in Stillwater County

Manuel Paz Sanchez Jr. / Yellowstone County Detention Facility Manuel Paz Sanchez Jr. / Yellowstone County Detention Facility
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A California man was arrested in Montana Tuesday after a traffic stop turned up about eight pounds of methamphetamine.

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Public Comment Sought for Open Water Fishing Contests Proposed for Open Water 2018

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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on open water fishing contests proposed for the 2018 season. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits.  More>>

Gianforte gets behind Yellowstone mining ban

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BILLINGS (AP) - Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte is sponsoring legislation to withdraw land near Yellowstone National Park from future mining, after describing an identical Senate measure as "dead on arrival" in the House.    Gianforte spokesman Travis Hall said the Republican has been working with other lawmakers to make sure the bill introduced Thursday can pass. Hall would not give further details.    The measure would remove public lands north of... More>>

ATM attempted break-in at Geyser Park Video included

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"Over the years, I've seen different attempts on safes, but to have two in a month is pretty admirable for us," said Captain Bill Michaelis from the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office. 

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Yellowstone County judge appointed to Montana Supreme Court

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Yellowstone County District Court Judge Ingrid Gustafson has been appointed to serve on the Montana State Supreme Court.

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Supreme Court denies re-sentencing in juvenile murder case

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By AMY BETH HANSON Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana's Supreme Court has ruled a U.S. Supreme Court decision prohibiting mandatory life without parole sentences for juveniles convicted of murder also applies to Montana cases in which judges used their discretion to hand down the same sentence.    However, in a 4-3 ruling Wednesday, justices denied a man's petition for resentencing for a murder he committed six weeks before he turned 18.    The majority... More>>

Michigan authorities contact Missoula Police regarding human remains case

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Missoula Police say law enforcement officials in Michigan have reached out to them regarding the human remains found in Missoula.

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Report: Tourists staying longer, spending more in Montana

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MISSOULA- A new report shows that while the number of visitors to Montana didn't change much in 2017, the amount they spent still increased. The University of Montana's Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research's preliminary estimates show that in 2017, 12.2 million nonresidents visited the Treasure State and spent more than $3 billion. Tourism spending supports an estimated 38,700 jobs directly and indirectly supports $556 million of labor income. The number is fairly even with...

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

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

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FCC votes to repeal Obama-era 'net neutrality' rules

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The Federal Communications Commission has voted on party lines to undo sweeping Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that guaranteed equal access to internet. 

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Holiday warning: Montana ranks 11th in package theft

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

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Sending Forest home

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One year old, Forest Kanode at the St Vincent Healthcare Pediatric clinic requires a Tracheostomy, due to having " CHARGE" syndrome. The toddler's parents have been trying to bring him home to Bozeman since July, but need help. Due to the toddler's needs he requires 24 hour alert and awake care.  The parents have been having a hard time finding several RNs that could watch Forest while they're asleep. "We really just need somebody, a few people," Casey says... More>>

Yellowstone River Parks Association proposes new fishing-boat access Video included

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The Yellowstone River Parks Association are making efforts to build a new fishing-boat access site on the Yellowstone River.

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Wyoming officers take kids on Christmas shopping spree Video included

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Police from all over the Big Horn Basin took children for a Christmas shopping spree in Cody Monday. 

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

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

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Buying guns for gifts guidelines Video included

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When it comes to thoughtful gift giving a nice sweater, jewelry, or maybe a new tech toy is what you may be planning to buy a loved one this year, but for many people , perhaps a child coming of age; a firearm could be an option as well. 

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Billings Clinic warns of heart attack risks when shoveling snow Video included

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Billings Clinic hands out more than one hundred stickers at hardware stores across Billings to raise awareness about the health risks shoveling snow can pose. 

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Police seek former tenant of property where bones turned up

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

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Next steps for Elder Grove School Video included

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Elder Grove School is onto the next step of expansion after their 14.9 million dollar bond is narrowly passed. The bond allows Elder Grove School to expand their elementary school and build a new middle school to help with any overcrowding problems. Now that the bond has passed Superintendent Justin Klebe said there are a number of steps that need to be taken. First, they have some work to do on the bonds including getting the election certificate, resolution of the bonds, and f... More>>

Wyoming woman accused of throwing baby into ditch

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

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

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

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

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

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Police find box containing children's bones in Missoula shed

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

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

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

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Gold Star Award: Ashley Williams Video included

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December's Gold Star Award is Ashley Williams. Ashley is a 3rd grade teacher at Lockwood Elementary School. 

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

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

Elder Grove School bond passes

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The ballots are in and so are the results. the Elder Grove School bond narrowly passes.

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Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate seat

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Democrat Doug Jones has won election to the U.S. Senate from Alabama, dealing a political blow to President Donald Trump.

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Santa visits pediatric center in Billings Clinic Video included

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Santa Claus took a quick break today from the Rimrock Mall and spent some time at the pediatric unit inside Billings Clinic to greet kids. 

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US national parks to slash number of free days for visitors

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free.    After waiving entrance fees for 16 days in 2016 and 10 days in 2017, the National Park Service announced Tuesday that it will have four no-cost days next year.    They will be Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 15), the first day of National Park Week (April 21), National Public Lands Day (Sept. 22) and Veterans Day (Nov. 11).    ... More>>

ATM stolen from La Quinta Inn and Suites Video included

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Unusual and amazing – that's how La Quinta Inn and Suites General Manager Gail Linnel described the theft of an ATM from the hotel.  

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New TSA security procedures underway in all Montana airports

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

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3 new Oreo flavors hitting shelves in May

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Oreos are getting more and more - flavorful these days, and this May the company is adding three new flavors to the mix. 

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Fire destroys Butte building

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

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Sore mouth disease suspected in Yellowstone bighorn sheep

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

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New changes to happen at the Kalispell City Airport after new owners take over

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Kalispell city council voted to lease the municipal airport property to an independent group. This lease will terminate the cities financial obligations and liabilities to the property and a new group of owners will assume responsibility. Prior to this new agreement the city of Kalispell was responsible for the airports maintenance and the airport has a long list of much needed upgrades... Runway re-pavement, taxi-way rehabilitation and airport aprons were just a few... just these ... More>>

New owners taking over Kalispell City Airport

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Kalispell city council voted to lease the municipal airport property to an independent group. This lease will terminate the cities financial obligations and liabilities to the property and a new group of owners will assume responsibility. 

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

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

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Billings city council holds meeting, one topic raises concern Video included

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The subject that garnered the most attention at the meeting, wasn't even on the official agenda, but sparked passionate debate among residents.

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Committee discusses Doyon's City Administrator contract Video included

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

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Could mild winter temperatures be dangerous? Video included

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

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Higher car registration fees kick in next month in Montana

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

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EPA identifies 2 Montana Superfund sites for quick action

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BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Federal officials say two polluted sites associated with Montana's copper industry will get heightened attention as the government pushes to complete cleanups that have dragged on more than three decades.    The Silver Bow Creek/Butte site and Anaconda Smelter were added to the U.S. Environmental Protection agency's Superfund list of highly-contaminated sites in 1983.    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Friday identified the two as among 21 Sup... More>>

US man accused of illegal gun exports to Europe, Australia

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

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Athletes, entertainers rush to support bullied Tennessee boy

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A Tennessee woman's video of her son recounting being bullied at middle school has prompted a wave of support from athletes and entertainers.

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Officers identified in Monday's shooting

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

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Suta wins injunction; Not enough info for recall

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Judge Jon Oldenburg said there was insufficient information to go forward with a recall of Pondera County Sheriff Carl Suta.  As of right now no special election will be held and the petition to recall Sheriff Suta will not go any further.  We'll continue to update you as more details become available. More>>

Gunshots heard in Helena

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Around 6:00 am Thursday, 911 Center in Helena received calls concerning possible shots being fired from a vehicle in several areas around town.  Officers from multiple agencies including HPD, L&C County Sheriff's Office and even Montana Highway Patrol searched for over an hour but were unable to find anything. Initial reports said the shots were coming from a vehicle that is described as a newer 2013-2014 silver Ford pickup, with black accents/striping/rocker panel molding. ... More>>

Rodriguez found guilty

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

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Fatal accident near East Helena

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Montana Highway Patrol is reporting at least 1 person is dead in an early afternoon accident.   It was reported just before 1:00 Wednesday afternoon just west of East Helena on U.S. Highway 12. Cameras from Montana Department of Transportation show snow on the roads but there has been no word on cause of crash as of yet. MHP says to avoid the area if possible. Right now these are the only details available.  We'll update this story as more information comes in. More>>

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  • Police investigate tie between Missoula bones and Michigan case

    Police investigate tie between Missoula bones and Michigan case

    Thursday, December 14 2017 6:50 PM EST2017-12-14 23:50:38 GMT

    MORENCI, MICHIGAN-- Police are investigating whether the remains of three children found in Missoula could possibly solve a years-long mystery in Michigan. According to reporters at 13abc in Michigan, state police there have confirmed that they're in contact with Missoula police to determine whether the bones are related to the disappearance of three boys, ages tk. Experts determined that the bones found in a box in a shed in Missoula belonged to three children, ages tk, and se...

    MORENCI, MICHIGAN-- Police are investigating whether the remains of three children found in Missoula could possibly solve a years-long mystery in Michigan. According to reporters at 13abc in Michigan, state police there have confirmed that they're in contact with Missoula police to determine whether the bones are related to the disappearance of three boys, ages tk. Experts determined that the bones found in a box in a shed in Missoula belonged to three children, ages tk, and se...

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

    Law enforcement arrests 20 people in multi-state meth ring

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

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

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

  • California man arrested for possession of meth during traffic stop in Stillwater County

    California man arrested for possession of meth during traffic stop in Stillwater County

    Friday, December 15 2017 12:43 AM EST2017-12-15 05:43:25 GMT
    Manuel Paz Sanchez Jr. / Yellowstone County Detention FacilityManuel Paz Sanchez Jr. / Yellowstone County Detention Facility

    A California man was arrested in Montana Tuesday after a traffic stop turned up about eight pounds of methamphetamine.

    A California man was arrested in Montana Tuesday after a traffic stop turned up about eight pounds of methamphetamine.

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  • Poo Poo Project

    Poo Poo Project

    People all over Wyoming and Montana are saving owls and falcons, one outhouse at a time. Hundreds of groups have joined the Poo Poo Project, which is based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Teton Raptor Center is taking it all over the country

    People all over Wyoming and Montana are saving owls and falcons, one outhouse at a time. Hundreds of groups have joined the Poo Poo Project, which is based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Teton Raptor Center is taking it all over the country

  • Your money: AAA says a record number of Americans will travel during Christmas

    Your money: AAA says a record number of Americans will travel during Christmas

    AAA forecasts 107.3 million Americans will travel away from home during the year-end holiday period from Saturday December 23rd through Monday, January 1st, and most travelers will drive. AAA says motorists can expect peak congestion on December 20th and 21st... and that it expects to rescue nearly one million motorists stemming from car related issues.

    AAA forecasts 107.3 million Americans will travel away from home during the year-end holiday period from Saturday December 23rd through Monday, January 1st, and most travelers will drive. AAA says motorists can expect peak congestion on December 20th and 21st... and that it expects to rescue nearly one million motorists stemming from car related issues.