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Yellowstone County flood warning: Pilot discusses potential damage and current flood stage Video included

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The Yellowstone River is expected to rise due to the combination of snow melt and rainfall within the next few days. Gary Blaine flew in his Bell Jet Ranger helicopter and observed the current levels of the Yellowstone River at 12.5 feet and discussed the potential damage the river could have at the forecasted 15-16 feet.

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Public Works Department prepares for flooding within the city

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Preparations are underway for the city of Billings because of the expected flooding.

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Railroad Services Company Prepping for Floodwaters Video included

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The entrance to Riverside Park in Laurel is blocked off to the public because of expected flooding the area. However, just because floodwaters are expected, does not mean companies in the area stop working.

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What to buy to prep for flooding Video included

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When it starts to rain, the water will rise fast. Preparation is key when it comes to emergency situations. Don Korf at Billings Ace Hardware said, if you're worried about flooding in your home, there are a few things you should buy before any flooding, to make your life easier after. 

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How the National Weather Service preps for flooding Video included

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This Memorial Day Weekend, instead of watching parades, many of us will be watching for flood warnings. 

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Yellowstone County declares local flooding emergency

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The National Weather Service has issued a forecast for the Yellowstone River and Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River which indicates major flooding over the next several days.

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Montana school bus provider accused of dealing meth

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The man entrusted with providing school bus service to students in St. Ignatius was arrested Thursday on drug charges. 

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EPA is coming up with a contingency plan for former Smurfit site

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The EPA is coming up with a contingency plan to be prepared for an emergency near the old Smurfit Stone container site.  

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Wolf-like animal stumps experts

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It may be another week before we know exactly what type of animal was killed by a rancher near Denton last week. 

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Beartooth Highway Open to State Line in Montana

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The Montana Department of Transportation has announced that The Beartooth Highway is now open from Red Lodge to the state line for the season.

The Wyoming side remains closed for now but the National Park Service expects to have Wyoming side open on June 1st.

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Missing Endangered Person Advisory issued for elderly Shelby man

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McAlpine requires medication he does not have with him. If you have any information, please call Toole County Sheriff's office at 434-5585. 

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Chief Joseph Highway repairs update

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Crandall – Wyoming’s Department of Transportation will install a permanent “fix” for the land slide that destroyed part of  the Chief Joseph Highway last month. 

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Yellowstone County agencies prepare for potential flooding Video included

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The river level currently sits at 12.5 feet, but the river is expected to rise another four feet over the weekend, causing several agencies to be on alert.

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30-year-old evicted from parents' home must leave by June 1

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A court order says a 30-year-old upstate New York man who was evicted from his parents' house must move out by noon on June 1.

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US releases plan to protect northwest Montana bear habitat

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U.S. wildlife officials have released a recovery plan for an estimated 1,000 grizzly bears in northwestern Montana as they lay the groundwork to potentially lift protections for the animals in coming months.

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Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family's contact

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An "unlikely" string of events prompted Amazon's Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family's private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle, the company said Thursday. 

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Some Hail Damage Reported Video included

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Many across the city saw hail fall hard in some parts of the city. KULR-8 checked on how many people have been making calls to contractors and body shops about hail damage. Hail Team 6 and Singh Contracting both explained they have heard from a few people about damage from Wednesday's storm, but not a lot.

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Local school celebrates neuroscience day at St. Vincent Healthcare Video included

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If you want to know more about the brain and how the body works, the fourth graders from Poly Drive elementary school can give you a little lesson in neuroscience. 

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Yellowstone County declares local flooding emergency

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The National Weather Service has issued a forecast for the Yellowstone River and Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River which indicates major flooding beginning following a significant rainfall event on Sunday, May 27.

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Billings expected to see major flooding Video included

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Yellowstone County disaster and emergency services will be watching the flood situation very closely.

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Wolf-like animal killed near Denton

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DENTON - One family in Denton said they called Fish Wildlife and Parks after they shot what appeared to be a wolf on their ranch.   According to KXLO in Lewistown, game wardens came out to pick the animal up and sent pictures of it to a wolf specialist in Great Falls.  

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Lockwood Schools in Soft Lockdown Friday

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Lockwood Superintendent Tobin Navasio sent a letter to parents Thursday letting them know that Yellowstone County Sheriff's Deputies will continue to have a presence at the middle school Friday and that a soft lockdown will remain in effect.

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News Minute: Montana Dems seeking ethics investigation into Gianforte assault

The head of the Montana Democratic Party is asking for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte lied when he assaulted a reporter last year. The request comes exactly one year...

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Security troops on Wyoming nuclear missile base took LSD

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Investigators cracked the drug ring in March 2016. Fourteen airmen were disciplined.

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President Trump signs bill easing post-2008 crisis restraints on banks

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President Donald Trump has signed into law a measure loosening key restraints for banks that came in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. 

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Reports say Tester snubbed as Trump signs banking reform bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Thursday, President Trump signed a bill aimed at cutting regulations on smaller banks. The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act is described as cutting "red tape" on community banks and credit unions. It was developed by a bipartisan group of senators including Jon Tester (D-Montana) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho.) Tester, who sits on the Senate's Banking Committee, issued a statement saying the Economic Growth Act will benefit sma...

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Trump cancels June 12 summit with North Korea's

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is canceling the planned June 12 summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, citing the "tremendous anger and open hostility" in a recent statement from North Korea. Trump says in a letter to Kim released Thursday by the White House that based on the statement, he felt it was "inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting."

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DEET or not to DEET Video included

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To DEET or not to DEET… that is the question. You might not think it matters as long as it keeps those pesky mosquitoes away, but you might want to take a closer look at that bug spray bottle before you spray it on you or your kiddo's.  One of the biggest concerns when it comes to bug spray is if the chemical N-diethyl-meta-toluamide, more commonly known as ‘DEET’, is safe to use; especially on children. The good news is that you’re 100% in the clear. ... More>>

DEET or not to DEET

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To DEET or not to DEET… that is the question. You might not think it matters as long as it keeps those pesky mosquitoes away, but you might want to take a closer look at that bug spray bottle before you spray it on you or your kiddo's.  One of the biggest concerns when it comes to bug spray is if the chemical N-diethyl-meta-toluamide, more commonly known as ‘DEET’, is safe to use; especially on children. The good news is that you’re 100% in the clear. ... More>>

The Heights receives hail and water damage from thunderstorm Video included

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Strong to severe thunderstorms passing through the region produced strong winds, heavy rain, and large hail.

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Carbon County prepares for record flooding

Heavy rain and snowpack are causing flooding problems in Carbon County.

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MDT hosts pedestrian and bicycle workshop Video included

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The Montana Department of Transportation is asking for your input on developing the state's first bicycle and pedestrian plan.

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Montana woman turning love of dandelions into a business Video included

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MISSOULA - Tired of all those dandelions on your lawn? A Missoula woman wants to know - she likes to go to friends' houses to pick their dandelions.

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Flooding near Huntley Video included

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Cowboys Restaurant and Bar sits on the bank of the Yellowstone River. 

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Logjam Presents planning new concert venue for Bozeman

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BOZEMAN - A major venue owner and event promoter in Missoula is now setting his sights on Bozeman. On Wednesday, the Bozeman Chronicle reported that the owner of the Top Hat and Wilma is now planning a new venue for Bozeman. Nick Checota told the Chronicle that he envisions a 1,500-seat venue the corner of Seventh and Short Street. It's near Whittier Elementary School and the new RSVP Motel.  Checota is best known for buying the Top Hat and later the Wilma in downtown Missoula...

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Wyoming approves first grizzly hunt in 44 years

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Wyoming approves its first hunt of grizzly bears in 44 years. The hunt's rules will allow up to 22 grizzlies to be killed in a wide area east and south of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.
  

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VIDEO: Search continues for four people in Idaho river

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GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO - The search continues for four people who remain missing after their car wrecked and landed upside-down in the Selway River in a remote part of Idaho. Newly released video shows the car submerged in a fast-moving river.

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Former Billings chemist of water treatment plan lab accused of tampering with water samples

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A former chemist of the Billings Water Treatment Plant laboratory is being accused of contaminating water samples conducted by another worker in 2015. 

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"Summa --- Laude" - Publix censors graduation cake Video included

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A South Carolina family received a surprise when they opened up the box to reveal the cake they ordered for their son's high school graduation.

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Laurel declares local flooding emergency

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The city of Laurel declared a state of emergency for flooding effective immediately.  

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Judge: President blocking critics on Twitter violates First Amendment

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A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump violates the First Amendment by blocking critics on Twitter for political speech. 

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Congratulations to Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Year 2018!

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The people have spoken, and the winner of our Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Year for 2018 is Kaelyn Smith. The Polson Pirate was surprised with her $2,000 scholarship check at practice on Tuesday afternoon.

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Is social media pressuring Montanans to change their faces? Video included

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In a time when there's pressure to always look perfect for your next selfie, we found out even Montanans are showing a growing interest in procedures to enhance their face.

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State of the art firearm training technology comes to Billings Video included

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A local gun range brings state of the art technology to Billings in an effort to help better train those new to firearms and even seasoned veterans. 

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Double Danger: Snake Bite Follows ATV Crash

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Texas 12-year-old recovering from a snake bite and a broken leg after being thrown from an ATV, then landing on a rattlesnake.

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Kicked Out: Parents Evict 30-Year-Old Son

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A 30-year-old man has been ordered by a judge to leave his parents' home.

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Bad Breath, Bleeding Gums & Dental Problems

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Bad breath and bleeding gums are warning signs of a possibly unhealthy mouth.

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MSU creates new device to battle invasive fish in Yellowstone Lake

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MSU has created a new device that could help in Yellowstone’s fight against an invasive fish. 

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Trend-Getting off prescription pills with drugs

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When it comes to drug use Marijuana use is happening at an even younger age.
Experts say that's leading to prescription drug abuse and Meth use.


 

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World's largest geyser erupting repeatedly Video included

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The world’s largest geyser has erupted six times in Yellowstone recently.

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West Fork Trail at Camp Senia closed due to carcass found nearby Video included

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Now that winter is over, many animals have come out of hibernation - including bears.

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Tuesday standoff suspect involved in 2014 standoff with GFPD Video included

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The Great Falls Police Department has apprehended a male suspect after he barricaded himself in an apartment building on the 11-hundred block of  7th Avenue South for almost four hours Tuesday. The incident occurred right outside the south entrance of Longfellow Elementary School. Neighbors on the scene told KFBB they witnessed GFPD try to pull over a vehicle, when the man driving jumped out and ran into the apartment complex. Police did tell reporters on scene that this was a ...

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Smith River drowning victim identified

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At approximately 1 P.M. today, first responders were called to mile marker 20 on Milligan Rd. near the Smith River. The initial investigation shows 3 men, who have not been identified were on the Smith River with 2 boats.   The 2-man boat rounded a corner on the river and struck a large rock which caused the boat to capsize.  One of the men was able to swim to shore and is in good condition. The other man who was in the boat was not...

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Nurse alleges she was fired for reporting a sexual assault

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A nurse files suit in federal court after claiming she was fired from her job after reporting a sexual assault. 

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Charter Spectrum in Billings addresses layoffs

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According to Charter's Senior Director Communications of the Northwest Region, Bret Picciolo, the call center in Billings will no longer be handling video repair calls and employees in that specific function were affected by today's decision.

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Plane crash blocks eastbound lanes on I-90 at Lookout Pass

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An accident is blocking the eastbound lanes on I-90 at Lookout Pass, just half a mile east of the border with Idaho. Authorities reported the accident at 3:16 PM Tuesday. Drivers are warned to expect delays and reduced speeds.

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19-year-old Missoula man sentenced for raping 5-year-old

A 19-year-old Montana man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for raping a 5-year-old girl in Helena.

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Four people missing after vehicle overturns in the Selway

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Crews in Montana and Idaho are looking for four people who have not been seen since their vehicle turned over into the Selway River Monday morning.  

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Iowa man starts daddy daughter hair factory Video included

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From buns to braids, and even ponytails, Johnson offers classes exclusively for dads to teach them how to style their little girls' hair. 

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Judge to decide on anti-transgender bathroom proposal case

A Montana judge soon will decide on issues in a case against a proposed anti-transgender bathroom initiative.

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Man shot in neck in Billings South Side

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Police are investigating a domestic disturbance that left one man injured after being shot in the neck.

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Some apps allow kids to "play" plastic surgeon

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Some apps depicting plastic surgery are now targeting kids as young as eight. 

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Convicted Montana pain doctor back in custody

A 69-year-old former Montana pain doctor convicted of overprescribing opioids leading to the deaths of two patients is back in custody after missing an appeal filing deadline with the state Supreme Court.

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Montana family's Cancun vacation derailed by serious injury Video included

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A family from Malta on vacation in Cancun has had their dream vacation come to a terrible conclusion after a dive off of a dock resulted in a broken spine.

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Montana Treasure: Bozeman's Julius Lehrkind Brewing celebrates its roots

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BOZEMAN - The Gallatin Valley's newest brewery can boast roots going back more than a century. The great-great-grandson of German settler Julius Lehrkind is re-launching the brewery brand started by his family.

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Student Sues Over T-Shirt Suspension

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A high school student suspended after refusing to cover a t-shirt supporting President Trump's border wall is suing the school district. 

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Peeping Tom Makes Chilling Confession

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Diego Lopez-Herrea is accused of watching McMenamin through the window of her home. He even came back to her house weeks later to confess.

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Stranger Leaves Waitress $3,000 Tip Video included

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Bozeman shared some of the tip with co-workers, but plans on putting the rest towards home improvement projects, spoiling her seven grandchildren and taking a trip to Ireland.

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Bozeman hires new spokeswoman for city commission

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The City of Bozeman has hired the cities first ever communications coordinator. 

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Helena man convicted in girlfriend's shooting death

A jury has found a 22-year-old Helena man guilty of deliberate homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend last year.

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Snow fence proposed Adjacent to Montana Highway 297 North of Shawmut

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The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to notify the public and seek comments on a proposal to build about 0.2 miles of snow fence adjacent to Montana Highway 297 (MT-297) north of Shawmut in Wheatland County. 

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Beartooth RD West Fork Rock Creek Trailhead Closure

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The West Fork Rock Creek Trailhead is being closed temporarily for public health and safety due to bear activity associated with a dead moose carcass in the vicinity.

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Water over roadway reported between Bearcreek and Red Lodge

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The Montana Department of Transportation is reporting that a ditch along BearCreek Hill is overflowing causing water to run over the roadway. 

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What To Do When Wildlife Attacks

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Here in Montana the odds of being attacked by wildlife are few and far between, but in a rare case you do come face to face with a wild animal there are several safety hacks when  wildlife attacks.

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Dam Clean Up After Flooding

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Volunteers have been pouring out to help with the intense flooding we've been seeing.  But other unsung heroes have been keeping the power running as the floods attempt to clog up many of Montana's dams. 

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Being proactive can help prevent flooding in your home Video included

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We saw a tremendous amount of rain in the Magic City Thursday, causing water damage to homes in our area.

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Yellowstone County law enforcement investigating possible meth lab

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Billings Police, Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office, and Billings Hazmat are investigating a possible abandoned meth lab.

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1 Killed in 2 vehicle crash on I-15

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Around 11:30 am on Sunday, scanner traffic indicated a rollover crash had occurred in the southbound lane of Interstate 15 near Emerson Junction.

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Leaving keyless cars unattended can be fatal Video included

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If you drive a keyless car, there's a chance you might have forgotten to turn it off.

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GoFundMe created for Libby bear attack victim

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A GoFundMe has been created for the woman attacked by a bear in the Cabinet Mountains May 17.

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VA facilities in Billings and Missoula to be named for Montana veterans

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This legislation recognizes the commitment to duty and personal courage of three Montanans by naming VA facilities in Missoula and Billings in their honor.

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Accident kills 1 north of Great Falls

Montana Highway Patrol says one person has died in a two-vehicle accident.

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Trump pulls back from brink of trade war with China

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Trade war between China, US put on hold after talks aimed at reducing America's massive trade deficit with Beijing. More>>

Washington teacher's Twitter thread on letting student sleep goes viral

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A Washington high school English teacher let a student sleep in his class last week and the thread on Twitter describing the reason has gone viral.

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Wyoming police chase started with a pinged cell phone inside stolen car

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Couple arrested after leading police on a chase through a field and a barbed wire fence.

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Study shows accidental poisoning of children by ADHD medications on the rise

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US Poison Control Centers receive an average of 29 calls per day about children exposed to ADHD medications.

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Washington man suspected of murder arrested in Hardin

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The Big Horn County Sheriff's Office has arrested and booked a man suspected of first degree murder Saturday. Jacob Ozuna fled the state of Washington. According to Q13 Fox, a Washington news station, The Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force in Yakima said Ozuna is "a six-time convicted felon and a dangerous gang member." according to Q13, Ozuna, a.k.a "Kapone," has a $1 million dollar warrant for first degree murder along with two counts of  assaul...

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USPS adding scratch and sniff stamps for the first time

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The U.S. Postal Service’s first scratch-and-sniff stamps will add the sweet scent of summer to letters of love, friendship, party invitations and other mailings when the Postal Service introduces the Frozen Treats Forever stamps June 20 in Austin, TX. 

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Attorney General Fox Leads Coalition Supporting Stiffer Penalties for Irresponsible Drug Manufacturers

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Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, along with the attorneys general of Ohio and Washington, led a bipartisan coalition of 39 state and territory attorneys general calling on congressional leaders to promptly pass measures to help hold opioid manufacturers accountable for their role in the opioid epidemic and stem diversion.

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Yellowstone bison experiment stopped, disease rules changed

Federal officials shut down an experiment on diseased wildlife from Yellowstone National Park after inspectors questioned government protocols for handling infected bison.

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Yellowstone counts fewer visits so far compared to last year

Fewer people have visited Yellowstone National Park so far this year compared to the same time frame last year.

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Summer Travel Season Kicks Off

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Rising gas prices aren't going to prevent a near-record number of Americans from getting a jump on summer travel this Memorial Day weekend

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Stroke awareness month: How one victim overcame the odds

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Stroke is a leading cause of death and long term disability worldwide and can happen to anyone at any time at any age, something that Kathryn Dunning knows too well.Dunning said, “I felt really good about everything, then went to bed and didn’t wake up. I woke up 2 days later and went to the ER because I had a serious stroke.”

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9-Year-Old Escapes Kidnapper Video included

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A Phoenix, Arizona mother is calling her daughter a warrior after she managed to escape her abductor who took her from her bedroom while she was sleeping early Friday morning.

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Hasbro trademarks Play-doh's scent: Sweet, slightly musky

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Hasbro has trademarked the scent of Play-doh. The toy company on Friday announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has recognized Play-doh's distinctive smell with a registered trademark, something rarely issued for a scent.

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WATCH: President Trump participates in the swearing-in ceremony of new CIA Director Gina Haspel.

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President Trump participates in the swearing-in ceremony of new CIA Director Gina Haspel.

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UPDATE: Amber Alert issued for missing Billings boy is canceled, boy found safe

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An Amber Alert has been issued for Christopher Joseph Getsdownoften, an 18-month-old Native American boy. 

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Rescue for Animal Shelter Video included

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People who adopt animals from shelters often call them “Rescues”. Park County’s entire animal shelter needs to be rescued. They’re dealing with mold, cats in tiny cages, and inadequate heating and cooling. 

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OUTDOOR REPORT: Making a career out of wildlife Video included

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In this week's Outdoor Report, Winston Greely introduces us to a wildlife biologist in South Central Montana, who has been at it for a really long time. More>>

Board of Trustees reviews superintendent contract Video included

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Board of trustees will sit down with Mr. Greg Upham to discuss his duties he will serve as the new superintendent of school district 2. \

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Reducing diseases in livestock Video included

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Adjusting to the changing weather is hard enough on humans, but it's especially harder for livestock in the spring. 

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Texas shooting renews debate about American school design Video included

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Texas shooting renews debate about whether school designs make them easy targets. More>>

Temporary relief for Missoula flooding victims

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According to incident Public Information Officer Mel Holtz, the water levels have dropped in the Missoula area after the expected spike in water levels didn't occur. 

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Scientists launch study on wind farm's effects on wildlife

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Scientists in Wyoming have launched a six-year study of the effect of wind-energy development on pronghorn antelopes.

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Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints

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HAVANA (AP) - The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews’ performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba’s national airline.

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St. Vincent Healthcare holds suicide prevention class

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St. Vincent Healthcare teamed up with Primary Children's Hospital in Utah to help put an end to suicide in Montana. Both organizations hosted a suicide prevention class to teach students the warning signs of suicide. Throughout the class, students learned how to talk to someone with suicidal thoughts, and how to get the proper help. Leah Colburn, a suicide prevention coordinator, says there are three things you can do to help someone with suicidal thoughts...question, persuade and re... More>>

MSU Billings receives huge donation for new science building

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MSU Billings celebrated the 26th year of the Wine & Food Festival. President CEO of the MSU Billings Foundation, Bill Kennedy, said Saturday night's turn out on the last day of the 2018 Wine & Food Festival was a success.

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Day one of the Bucking Horse Sale event Video included

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Hundreds of people attended the world famous bucking horse sale event!

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Katie's Garden: How to grow a ripe tomato Video included

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In this edition, Katie talks about how to get the most fruit from your tomato plants.

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Bucking Horse Sale brings thousands to Miles City Video included

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Thousands of people are gathered this weekend in Miles City for the World Famous Bucking Horse Sale.

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Billings company develops technology to detect gunfire and notify authorities Video included

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Billings company Shot Tracer has developed technology that can easily be installed in schools and other public buildings. The devices will detect gunfire and within seconds notify anyone with the app including local police.

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle wed in Windsor as millions watch

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WINDSOR, England (AP) - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle gazed into each other’s eyes and pledged their eternal love Saturday as they married at St. George’s Chapel in front of hundreds of celebrity guests and millions of viewers around the world. The American actress arrived to a fanfare and walked down the aisle accompanied part of the way by Prince Charles and by 10 young page boys and bridesmaids.

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Do's and Don'ts in Bear Country

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SPOKANE, Wash. - People have recently seen a black bear and her cub on the South Hill near the Highland Park neighborhood. We know that Spokane is near nature, but what happens when nature is a little too close? The Department of Fish and Wildlife says that bears tend to avoid humans, but they have some advice if you happen to come across them. If you are recreating in bear country, always remember: Never travel alone, 

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Livingston community concerned about safety when underpass floods Video included

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A thunderstorm over Livingston, Thursday caused some flash flooding around the community.  But it was the flooding that forced the closure of the underpass on North Main Street that really had people talking. 

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Sounding the Alarm in a new way Video included

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The sound of a smoke alarm is...alarming. It's meant to grab your attention, to let you know if there's a fire in your home. For Ron Wachtman, a regular smoke alarm won't do the trick. 

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Georgia man claims son was raped at Special K Ranch

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The Special K Ranch is being accused of negligence after a Georgia man alleges his developmentally disabled son was raped while at Special K Ranch.  

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Only 3 known to have survived Boeing 737 crash in Cuba

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By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press    HAVANA (AP) - A 39-year-old airliner with 110 people aboard crashed and burned in a cassava field just after taking off from the Havana airport Friday, leaving three survivors in Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades, officials said.    The Boeing 737 went down just after noon a short distance from the end of the runway at Jose Marti International Airport while on a short-hop flight to the ...

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FWP says bear attack victim was field assistant

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KALISPELL - A Fish and Wildlife Service field assistant was seriously injured in a bear attack reported in the Cabinet Mountains on May 17. An update from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks says the woman is a field assistant on a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grizzly bear study. On the morning of May 17, she was attacked in a "surprise defense encounter" involving a bear in the Poorman Creek area.  Officials do not know for sure what kind of bear was involved. The wo...

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Billings Central wins 'War of the Walls'

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MasterLube's 'War of the Walls' annual mural competition has come to a close and it's Billings Central's Claire Woody who took this year's prize.  

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10 confirmed dead in Texas school shooting, explosive devices found nearby

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The police chief at a Houston-area school district says a police officer was shot and wounded during a shooting that killed multiple people at a local high school.

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Mom apparently jumps to death with 7-year-old son

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NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a woman apparently jumped with her 7-year-old son from a window of a boutique hotel in New York City and both died. It's not clear how high up the pair were at the Gotham Hotel when they fell, but the 46-year-old woman and the boy were found on a lower roof or landing at about 8:15 a.m. on Friday. The victims were not immediately identified.   Hotel staff said they had no information.

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Montana Unemployment drops to 4%

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Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montana’s unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.0% for the month of April.

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People on the Big Island wake up to falling ash after Kilauea erupts Video included

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People in Hawaii woke up to falling ash this morning on the big island after an eruption from Kilauea's Summit sent ash and smoke 30 thousand feet in the air.

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Laurel, Yanny or ... covfefe? White House joins in on debate

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The White House is joining in on the viral debate over whether people hear the names "Laurel" or "Yanny" in a much-shared audio clip.

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Woman rescued from Rims the same day BFD performs rescue training Video included

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According to Battalion Chief Ed Regele, the woman could not climb back up after attempting to rescue a cat.

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City of Billings sued over franchise fees in utility bills Video included

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A complaint is filed in Yellowstone County District court claiming franchise fees collected by the City of Billings on water and garbage utility bills are illegal. 

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Scenic Beartooth Highway on track to open Memorial Day weekend Video included

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With snow levels as high as 26 feet, clearing Beartooth highway isn't an easy task.

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Floods impact construction

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HELENA, Mont.-  Flooding has caused trouble at some construction sites in the rapidly growing Capital City. Our Bliss Zechman spoke with one construction group that says when flooding comes pouring in like it has over the last several weeks here in Helena, often companies have to halt operations for up to a month. Product Development Manager for the Sussex Construction group in Helena, Soren Koford, says that like all foundations, the house is reliant on the concrete to transf... More>>

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  • Wolf-like animal killed near Denton

    Wolf-like animal killed near Denton

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:12 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:12:04 GMT
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    DENTON - One family in Denton said they called Fish Wildlife and Parks after they shot what appeared to be a wolf on their ranch.   According to KXLO in Lewistown, game wardens came out to pick the animal up and sent pictures of it to a wolf specialist in Great Falls.  

    DENTON - One family in Denton said they called Fish Wildlife and Parks after they shot what appeared to be a wolf on their ranch.   According to KXLO in Lewistown, game wardens came out to pick the animal up and sent pictures of it to a wolf specialist in Great Falls.  

  • Idaho town warned not to drink water after man found dead

    Idaho town warned not to drink water after man found dead

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:11 PM EDT2018-05-25 16:11:42 GMT

    DIETRICH, Idaho (AP) - Residents of an Idaho town have been told not to drink the water after a fired municipal worker was found dead in his home by emergency workers who were hospitalized after entering the residence. Dietrich Mayor Don Heiken says 62-year-old Tom Young was found dead Thursday. Heiken fired Young earlier this month. Heiken says there's concern Young contaminated the drinking water well serving the community of 300.

    DIETRICH, Idaho (AP) - Residents of an Idaho town have been told not to drink the water after a fired municipal worker was found dead in his home by emergency workers who were hospitalized after entering the residence. Dietrich Mayor Don Heiken says 62-year-old Tom Young was found dead Thursday. Heiken fired Young earlier this month. Heiken says there's concern Young contaminated the drinking water well serving the community of 300.

  • Wolf-like animal stumps experts

    Wolf-like animal stumps experts

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:53 PM EDT2018-05-25 16:53:34 GMT

    It may be another week before we know exactly what type of animal was killed by a rancher near Denton last week. 

    It may be another week before we know exactly what type of animal was killed by a rancher near Denton last week. 

  • Yellowstone County flood warning: Pilot discusses potential damage and current flood stage

    Yellowstone County flood warning: Pilot discusses potential damage

    Saturday, May 26 2018 1:21 AM EDT2018-05-26 05:21:06 GMT

    The Yellowstone River is expected to rise due to the combination of snow melt and rainfall within the next few days. Gary Blaine flew in his Bell Jet Ranger helicopter and observed the current levels of the Yellowstone River at 12.5 feet and discussed the potential damage the river could have at the forecasted 15-16 feet.

    The Yellowstone River is expected to rise due to the combination of snow melt and rainfall within the next few days. Gary Blaine flew in his Bell Jet Ranger helicopter and observed the current levels of the Yellowstone River at 12.5 feet and discussed the potential damage the river could have at the forecasted 15-16 feet.

  • Public Works Department prepares for flooding within the city

    Public Works Department prepares for flooding within the city

    Saturday, May 26 2018 12:39 AM EDT2018-05-26 04:39:28 GMT

    Preparations are underway for the city of Billings because of the expected flooding.

    Preparations are underway for the city of Billings because of the expected flooding.

  • Search turns to recovery for 4 men missing after Selway River car crash

    Search turns to recovery for 4 men missing after Selway River car crash

    Friday, May 25 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-05-25 22:49:49 GMT

    The Idaho County Sheriff said on Friday that the search for four men, who went missing after the vehicle crashed into a river near the Montana-Idaho border, has turned from a rescue to a recovery. The crash happened Monday morning on the Upper Selway River, which is about 60 miles west of Darby.

    The Idaho County Sheriff said on Friday that the search for four men, who went missing after the vehicle crashed into a river near the Montana-Idaho border, has turned from a rescue to a recovery. The crash happened Monday morning on the Upper Selway River, which is about 60 miles west of Darby.

  • VIDEO: Search continues for four people in Idaho river

    VIDEO: Search continues for four people in Idaho river

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:57:04 GMT

    GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO - The search continues for four people who remain missing after their car wrecked and landed upside-down in the Selway River in a remote part of Idaho. Newly released video shows the car submerged in a fast-moving river.

    GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO - The search continues for four people who remain missing after their car wrecked and landed upside-down in the Selway River in a remote part of Idaho. Newly released video shows the car submerged in a fast-moving river.

  • Montana family's Cancun vacation derailed by serious injury

    Montana family's Cancun vacation derailed by serious injury

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:14 PM EDT2018-05-22 19:14:37 GMT

    A family from Malta on vacation in Cancun has had their dream vacation come to a terrible conclusion after a dive off of a dock resulted in a broken spine.

    A family from Malta on vacation in Cancun has had their dream vacation come to a terrible conclusion after a dive off of a dock resulted in a broken spine.

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