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White House invites Putin to Washington for fall meeting Video included

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Trump takes a tougher tone on Russia, saying in an interview with CBS that he told Putin to stay out of America's elections. More>>

Southwestern Montana town evacuated in chemical lab incident

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The small unincorporated community of Norris, near Bozeman, is reopened after authorities evacuated it on Tuesday while explosives were removed from a laboratory. 

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Officer tases 77-year-old after being assaulted over a beer

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The complaint states that the defendant Ronald Lee Taylor, 77, of Billings hit a Billings Police Officer after she took away his beer.  

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Fire danger 'VERY HIGH' in Kootenai National Forest

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The Kootenai National Forest increased fire danger to 'VERY HIGH' Thursday afternoon. 

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GOP Passes Resolution in Support of ICE

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The house passes a resolution today expressing support for U.S. immigration and customs enforcement. 

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St. Vincent Healthcare Accredited for Clinical Pastoral Education

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Billings, Mont. (July 19, 2018) — Being in the hospital or receiving care in the emergency room is often an emotional time for patients and their families. For many, the presence of a comforting word of prayer can deliver both hope and healing. Since 2014, St. Vincent Healthcare has offered training opportunities as a Satellite Center of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, or ACPE. Following an application process that began last year, St. Vincent Healthcare has a... More>>

DOJ announces multiple arrests through "Project Safe Neighborhoods"

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MISSOULA, MT – Today, United States Attorney Kurt Alme and Missoula County Attorney Kirsten Pabst announced the preliminary results of a collaborative effort to reduce violent crime in Missoula County under the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative, including the court appearances and arrests of 15 subjects facing federal or state charges for trafficking methamphetamine, illegally possessing firearms, robbery, aggravated assault, and partner or family member assault.

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Changes coming to Endangered Species Act to reduce "unnecessary burden" on agencies

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The Department of Interior Thursday, alongside the Department of Commerce and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, announced proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act, specifically related to listing/de-listing species and the designation of critical habitat.

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Montana Crime Lab report shows dramatic increase in meth and heroin

“The State Crime Lab’s annual report confirms what we already knew:  Montana is in the midst of a substance abuse crisis,” Attorney General Tim Fox said.

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$4.2 Million in Infrastructure Grants awarded to Montana Airports

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $659.8 million in airport infrastructure grants, the second allotment of $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for numerous Montana airports.

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Watch Out for Football Ticket Scams

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According to the BBB Scam Tracker, football fans reported losing nearly $4,000 to football related scams last year.

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Avoid these car seat mistakes with these recommendations Video included

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, child seats greatly reduce the risks of fatal injuries in infants in cars.

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House candidate in Montana says no to Pelosi as leader

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Democratic U.S. House candidate Kathleen Williams says, if elected, she will not support Nancy Pelosi as the party's leader in the House. 

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Here's what to do if a service dog approaches you Video included

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Most people know the rules when it comes to service dogs, don't pet them while they're on duty.

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Bowhunter and hunting guide hope to hunt a grizzly in Wyoming Video included

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Cody - 7000 people applied for the chance to hunt a grizzly bear in Wyoming. 

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Public meeting discusses future of emergency services in Miles City Video included

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With the Miles City Fire House now condemned and fire department personnel being told they'll have to be out of the building after the first snow, a public meeting was held Wednesday night to discuss how to move forward.

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Sick bald eagle rescued from Flathead Lake shore

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A quick-thinking couple helped get a sick bald eagle to help, according to wildlife officials. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say that on July 12, the pair were boating on Flathead Lake when they saw an eagle hop out to the shore to drink water and hop back into the grass.

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U.S. House passes bill to support ICE

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A divided House has approved a symbolic Republican measure that praises U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement and ridicules Democratic efforts to abolish the agency.   

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Montana Supreme Court orders new trial in Billings homicide

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The Montana Supreme Court ordered a new trial in a Billings homicide, ruling the defendant was wrongly denied the opportunity to question whether the state's key witness was under the influence of methamphetamine and could accurately recall the details of the shooting.

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New playground planned for Bozeman sports park

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A new playground is coming to Bozeman! The new playground was voted on by Bozeman residents and will be placed at the new Bozeman sports park that is currently under construction. 

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Montana Treasure: Iris the Osprey and nest cam

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MISSOULA - One Montana mom is known around the world. She only lives in the state in the summer, and her home is streamed online 24 hours a day.

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South Dakota mom sentenced for killing son who wet the bed

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A South Dakota woman accused of beating her 2-year-old son to death after he wet his bed has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison.

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About 7,000 apply for Wyoming 22 grizzly hunting tags

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has received about 7,000 applications for the state's first grizzly bear hunting season in 44 years.

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Updating Your Backyard Video included

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It's summertime, which means it's your opportunity to make some long needed changes to your backyard.  For many, trying to find where to start is the hardest step.  Ironically, that first step starts with you.  More>>

BOLO issued for armed man, woman believed to be in danger

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The United States Marshals Service issued a Be On the Lookout for a man charged with aggravated assault and tampering with a witness.  

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Travel tips for sold-out Sheryl Crow show at Kettlehouse Amphitheater Wednesday

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Sheryl Crow will be live at the KettleHouse Amphitheater, here’s what to know if you are going.   

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Avoid becoming a lightning statistic with these resources Video included

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July in Montana is considered the most dangerous month to be outside, with powerful thunder and lightning storms slamming the state. 

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Billings South Side neighbors call for a safer community

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Max Hoffman is a resident of the Billings South Side but he's not just living there, he's cleaning it up. Max's rental company is renovating and updating rentals while still keeping rent affordable. One thing residents say Max can't change is the crime. Crime is the exact reason why many residents on the South Side said they no longer feel safe in their neighborhood. Shaynna Doucet, South Side resident, said: "We need a lot of change, I don't even want to be in Billings no mo...

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Widow penalized for late husband's legal marijuana use

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The state of Colorado is denying half the workers' compensation death benefits to a woman whose husband died while working on a ski lift because he had marijuana in his system.

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Protest in Bozeman after Trump says he trusts Putin over U.S. intelligence

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Bozeman resident Rae English says it was jarring seeing President Trump stand beside the leader of Russia and seemingly dismiss U.S. intelligence. So jarring, it compelled her to organize an impromptu protest in Bozeman.

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Restrictions lifted on most of region’s fishing access sites

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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has lifted walk-in restrictions on all but two of its south-central Montana fishing access sites that were flooded earlier this year. 

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Crews fighting lightning-caused fire in Northwest Montana

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80 firefighters are working to contain a lightning-caused wildfire in the Kootenai National Forest. 

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Police say Jermain Charlo disappearance could be kidnapping Video included

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MISSOULA - Police released new information and new photos showing what Jermain Charlo was wearing before she disappeared on June 16 in Missoula. Det. Guy A. Baker said Tuesday that police are still searching for the woman, who was last seen near downtown Missoula late that Saturday night. 

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Four heroin arrests made in Bozeman, 156 grams seized Video included

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Monday was a busy day for heroin busts in Bozeman, as four people in two cases were arrested for possessing the highly addictive drug.

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Wyoming governor testifies before Senate on Endangered Species Act

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Wyoming governor testifies before the Senate EPW committee in support of Barrasso’s draft legislation to modernize the Endangered Species Act.

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Mom blames teen's death on packaging for peanut cookies

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A Florida mother blames the death of her 15-year-old daughter on what she calls confusing packaging for Reese's Chips Ahoy cookies.

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Jupiter's moon count reaches 79, including tiny 'oddball'

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It's getting more crowded around Jupiter. A team of astronomers is reporting the discovery of a dozen new moons circling the giant gas planet.

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Many Missoula neighborhoods are missing sidewalks

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Residents in the North and West side of Missoula are missing sidewalks. At the current budget, city officials say it would take 80 to 100 years to complete. 

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Crews respond to wildland fires, urge caution in Western Montana

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Two different fire agencies were called to separate wildland fires in Western Montana, Monday. Both are now urging caution as fire danger increases in the region.

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Jane Goodall joins effort to keep grizzly hunt tickets out of hands of hunters

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According to a Tuesday report by National Geographic, environmentalist Jane Goodall is joining a group hoping to purchase grizzly hunt tickets in Wyoming.

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Airfare Prices Soaring Video included

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According to the International Air Transport Association, jet fuel has gone up roughly 55% since last year.  In addition, Delta Airlines is expecting its fuel to cost approximately 2 million dollars more than compared to last year's price tag. As a result, Delta Airlines will be cutting and downsizing flights in the fall in order to help combat the higher fuel costs and will begin with the less popular routes.  In other words, your flight could potentially be&nb... More>>

Two men on the run after Billings police chase

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This morning one woman is in custody after a police chase in Billings early Tuesday. Law enforcement is still looking for two men who ran from the scene.  It happened just after 1 a.m. on the city's south side, near Orchard Lane and King Avenue East.  According to Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Kirk Robbins, he tried to pull a car over for wrong plates. The car tried to leave, and he pulled them over again on Orchard Lane. That's when the two men inside ran, and police ar... More>>

Well-known Cody businessman, Joe Boydston, remembered after deadly motorcycle crash Video included

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People in Cody are honoring a well respected businessman Tuesday. Joe Boydston, owner of Joe’s Auto, was killed in a motorcycle accident north of Cody late last week.

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City Council Questions Billings Police Evidence Locker Expansion Video included

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The 2.8 million dollar proposed expansion and renovation of the Billings Police Department's evidence locker was on the agenda Monday as part of the City Council work session. Council members worked with Chief Rich St. John on what exactly needs to be done and why. In February Chief St. John said the evidence locker in Billings no longer met requirements set forth by the International Association for Property and Evidence.   Lieutenant Mitch Hart said Monday, the evidence lo... More>>

7,000 stolen dog tags

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GREAT FALLS- For almost two weeks, the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office has been searching for any signs of a stolen military bag taken on the Fourth of July. 

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Tip-a-Cop at MacKenzie River Pizza benefits Special Olympics Video included

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Members of local law enforcement in Billings are hoping that with the public's help they will be able to raise $6,000 to support Montana Special Olympics.

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Wyoming wildfire danger slightly lower than typical

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Wyoming has seen two large wildfires and a number of smaller ones so far this summer, but officials are still predicting a relatively mild fire season overall. 

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Bullock appointed chairman, will lead National Governors Association

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The National Governors Association gavel will soon be passed to Governor Steve Bullock. He is set to take the lead position as chairman. The NGA is a bipartisan organization made up of many United States governors. Through the organization, the governors share best practices, speak about national policies and develop innovative solutions. Governor Bullock has served as vice-chair for the last year.  In a few days, he will will travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico for the NGA  s... More>>

Two dead in Helena, investigation underway

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The Helena police department is investigating after two bodies were discovered inside a home along Hannaford Street. According to Lieutenant Jayson Zander, police were called to the scene around 10 a.m. Monday. When they arrived, they found the bodies of a man and a woman. 

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Man charged with poaching three bull elk, one mule deer buck, and two antelope bucks Video included

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22-year-old Brandon Schuhen of Yellowstone County has been charged with 5 felony counts of unlawful possession, shipping, or transportation of trophy big game animal.  A Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks (FWP) investigation showed on October 6, 2017, FWP Game Warden Conner Langel received a call of a decapitated bull elk on a property just off Sarpy Creek Road. FWP released a press release seeking information from the public. According to court documents, on October 15...

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Identity released of body found Saturday

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According to Sergeant Tony Jensen on Saturday, at approximately 3:59 PM Billings Police and AMR responded to a report of a body that had been located in the bottom of a drainage near Bowman Drive.

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Republicans fail to get enough votes for special session

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Republican lawmakers failed to get enough support to call a special session to consider referenda to counter two proposed ballot initiatives.

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One runner finishes the Missoula Marathon while pregnant

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Over in Missoula, one of the largest events of the year, the Missoula Marathon, kicked off Sunday morning for the 12th straight year. A runner from Seattle was running the race for two.

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Missoula firefighters revive cat after structure fire

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Sunday morning, Missoula Rural Fire District responded to a structure fire on Baywood Court. 

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How to survive tick season in Montana

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National tick bite prevention experts say a particular product can help keep ticks away. The product is called permethrin and it’s a plant-derived pesticide.

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How about running a marathon pregnant?

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One of the largest events of the year, the Missoula Marathon, was Sunday for the 12th year. But one runner did pregnant. 

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One dead after rollover crash outside Missoula

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A 45-year-old man is dead after a rollover crash outside Missoula Sunday evening.

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Drunk driver crashes going 100 MPH on I-15

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 Witnesses say the driver was traveling over 100 MPH and tried to light a cigarette, causing her car to go over the median and roll over.

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Driver not wearing helmet in fatal Lolo crash

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According to Montana Highway Patrol, a 20-year-old Missoula man is dead after crashing his motorcycle just after 8:00 pm Friday. The accident happened on US Highway 93 southbound near Lolo. According to troopers, the driver failed to negotiate his Harley Davidson at a lefthand curve, and struck the concrete barrier. 

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Relay for Life 2018 wraps up Video included

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Relay for Life of Yellowstone County 2018 wrapped up with a literal bang Friday. After raising over $444,000, participants were treated to a beautiful fireworks display just before midnight.

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Region's largest annual art festival occurs in the Magic City Video included

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The 40th Annual Yellowstone Art Museum's Summerfair is underway. The event is the region's largest arts and crafts festival, attracting more than ten thousand people.

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Bands travel across country to perform in Butte Video included

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In Butte, day two of the Montana Folk Fest got underway Saturday afternoon. Despite the hot sun, people turned out in crowds to listen to music and eat good food. One band came all the way from New York to perform for the Mining City. And the heat... didn't slow anyone down.  "We are more grateful than you can imagine to be here, and it just reminds us that doing music despite all of the hardship is so valuable and so important and we are thrilled to be doing it for al...

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Owner of burned truck surprised by incident

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Cody Jackson, the owner of a pick up truck that caught on fire on I-90 going westbound toward Laurel Friday, July 13th, says he was taken completely by surprise by the incident. 

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Former teacher may have probation revoked on sex offense charge Video included

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According to published reports, Converse County prosecutors allege Katie Marcus, who pleaded guilty in 2016 to a 2013 a sex crime, has repeatedly violated terms of her probation. 

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Missing rafter found dead near north end of Yankee Jim Canyon

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Park County Sheriff's office identifies deceased rafter pulled from the Yellowstone River Friday morning.

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Man stabbed multiple times in Helena

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An early morning stabbing Friday sent one man to the hospital with several stab wounds. According to the Helena Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of 11th Avenue just after 1:30am.  A press release states there was a physical altercation involving several people, with one man being stabbed several times with a knife.  Everyone involved has been identified; no arrests have yet been made. The investigation is ongoing.   

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Dog killed while in care of sitter hired through Rover app

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A dog owner in Colorado is distraught after learning her beloved pet was mauled to death while in the care of a dog sitter she found on an app.

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New Superintendent Finishes 2nd Week on the Job Video included

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This week marked #2 for Greg Upham, the new Superintendent for School District 2. KULR-8 spoke with Upham on Friday afternoon about how he's feeling about the new position and what his hopes are for SD2.

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Car Fire on I-90 West

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On Friday morning, smoke could be seen from miles away after a car caught on fire on I-90 West. Right now, there is no official confirmation from authorities on what caused the fire, what type of car was involved, or if anyone was hurt.

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  • Beighle flips commitment from Carroll to Tech

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    Thursday, July 19 2018 3:40 PM EDT2018-07-19 19:40:46 GMT

    This week recent Sentinel High graduate and Spartans hoops star Sam Beighle decommitted from Carroll College in favor of Montana Tech. The reigning Gatorade Player of the Year for boys basketball in Montana originally committed to the Saints in September of 2017 but made the change of heart public on Wednesday with a simple "Roll Diggs" post on his twitter account.

    This week recent Sentinel High graduate and Spartans hoops star Sam Beighle decommitted from Carroll College in favor of Montana Tech. The reigning Gatorade Player of the Year for boys basketball in Montana originally committed to the Saints in September of 2017 but made the change of heart public on Wednesday with a simple "Roll Diggs" post on his twitter account.

  • Argos Add New Member to Athletic Staff

    Argos Add New Member to Athletic Staff

    Thursday, July 19 2018 12:51 AM EDT2018-07-19 04:51:29 GMT

    The University of Providence announced a new hire in the athletic department at a press conference today.

    The University of Providence announced a new hire in the athletic department at a press conference today.

  • Shrine Game Invites Calgary Native to Participate

    Shrine Game Invites Calgary Native to Participate

    Thursday, July 19 2018 12:42 AM EDT2018-07-19 04:42:10 GMT

    The Electric City continues it's preparations for the 72nd Annual East West Shrine Game.

    The Electric City continues it's preparations for the 72nd Annual East West Shrine Game.

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