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Billings city administrator finalists

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Billings City Council has announced four city administrator finalists.

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Animal cruelty charges filed after drug raid in Polson

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One woman is facing six counts of animal cruelty after a drug raid in Polson. In total nine people were arrested.  The Polson Police Department issued a press release Saturday saying they had been called to that home on Second Street East numerous times. They said they found tools used to consume meth, heroin and marijuana along with those drugs. Here is the entire release from the Polson Police: On the afternoon of 09/21/2018, your Polson Police Department exe... More>>

Wyoming man pleads not guilty in wife's murder

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A Wyoming man has pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder charge in his wife's fatal shooting.  Dennis Klingbeil, who is 76, entered his plea on Friday.    The Cody Enterprise reports that Park County Circuit Judge Bill Simpson ordered that Klingbeil will remain in jail without bond.    Klingbeil is accused of shooting his 75-year-old wife, Donna Klingbeil, in their Wapiti home on Aug. 5.  Klingbeil's attorney Donna Domonkos argued that the shooting w... More>>

Montana aluminum plant cleanup

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Officials say they have finished a significant part of the cleanup at a former aluminum company in northwest Montana.    The Montana Department of Environmental Quality said Friday that the cleanup of hazardous waste in the area used to reduce alumina as part of the Columbia Falls Aluminum Company's smelting process has been completed.    The Daily Interlake reports that the Montana environmental agency says the step is a small part of the extensive cleanup project... More>>

Appraisal fair in Fort Benton

Montana Antiques Appraisal Fair: What are your treasured items worth?

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FORT BENTON- Are you wondering what some of your most prized items are worth? Well, today at Fort Benton roughly 250 people stopped by the Montana Antiques Appraisal Fair to find out. You may have seen these three guys on PBS’s "Antiques Roadshow" where collectors discover they can turn trash into treasure with the help of an appraiser. Now Timothy Gordon, Grant Zahajko, and Allen Rodgers are in our "Treasure State" looking at things like paintings and smal... More>>

University of Montana enrollment down

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Enrollment at the University of Montana has fallen more than seven percent in the last year, the eighth year in a row that it has declined.    

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Attorney General to investigate alleged sex abuse of children case in Miles City

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Montana Department of Justice assisting with James Jensen Investigation.  Confidential hotline and email established for survivor reporting.

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Travel Bloggers Exchange expected to host 2019 national conference in Billings Video included

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Travel Bloggers Exchange announced Billings as the host destination for its 2019 national conference. Travel Bloggers Exchange is the largest conference and networking event for travel bloggers, online travel journalists, new media content creators, travel brands, and industry professionals.

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Keeping your pets vaccinated will help prevention from rabies Video included

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The Montana Department of Livestock has issued a rabies quarantine in Big Horn County where a feral cat tested positive for the disease.

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Retired Miles City athletic trainer admits to sexual abuse of student-athletes Video included

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A Miles City man admits a civil complaint alleging he sexually abused student-athletes while serving as the athletic trainer for Custer County District High School is true.

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Bear sleeping off honey binge removed from Montana yard

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A black bear, apparently sleeping off a honey binge, was removed from a Bozeman yard and released out of town. 

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US agency endorses plan to block new mining near Yellowstone

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U.S. officials are recommending approval of a plan to block new mining claims for 20 years on public lands in the mountains north of Yellowstone National Park.

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Attorney General Tim Fox says he's cancer-free

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Montana Attorney General Tim Fox says there's no sign of cancer in his body after four chemotherapy treatments and the removal of part of his colon.

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Man accused of trying to steal airplane in court

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A Florida Institute of Technology student who attempted to steal an airplane last night appeared in court today for a bond hearing. Authorities say 22-year-old Nishal Sankat hopped a fence at Orlando Melbourne International Airport and boarded an American Airlines jet parked in the maintenance area.  

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Daycare stabbings in New York Video included

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A 52-year-old day care worker allegedly stabbed five people, including three baby girls no more than a month old, at an overnight facility in Queens early Friday, and cops say they found a butcher knife and meat cleaver at the scene.

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Early morning garage fire under investigation in Billings

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Authorities are investigating a garage fire in Billings. It broke out on Jackson St. just after 6:30 a.m. Friday morning. There's currently no threat of exposure to others, and no one was in the garage at the time of the fire. We're told a tree near the fire was exposing pine needles. Fire crews say they went through the alley to knock down the fire. More>>

Third annual MOtoberfest benefits downtown Great Falls Video included

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MOtoberfest is two events in one, with the Mighty Mo street party and a benefit fun run for the Great Falls Downtown Association. The event kicks off Saturday, September 22nd, and is a great way to support the Great Falls community while enjoying the first day of Autumn with family and friends. The event will last from 4-10pm and will be at the Mighty Mo Brewing Company.  Tickets will cost $28- $45 and will cover the fun run and admission to the Mighty Mo street part...

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World Alzheimer's Day: Carrying on the memory of those who lost their lives

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Richard Blank’s favorite thing about his wife was her smile.

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Woman sent to hospital after hit-and-run crash

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One woman is sent to the hospital after a hit and run crash Thursday night in Billings.

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Man arrested for leading Cheyenne police on chase Video included

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A high speed chase led to a man's arrest in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The man's name is what people are talking about though. Gabriel Villalva, of Greeley, Colorado, is the man who was arrested Wednesday. As of Thursday afternoon, KULR-8 cannot confirm it's the same man who was cited for foot travel in a thermal area.

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Bench Elementary eyes a new playground Video included

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Billings Clinic's Saturday LIVE is happening this upcoming weekend, on Saturday, September 22nd. The money raised benefits School District 2. One of the schools that will benefit from the event is Bench Elementary. Bench Elementary's fundraising goal is $30K for a new playground. As of Thursday, the school sits over halfway to their goal at $20K.

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6 dogs rescued from house fire in Miles City

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Six dogs were rescued from a house fire in Miles City.  No occupants were home during the fire.  All six dogs were removed from the home and are safe.  Miles City Fire Rescue brought the fire under control.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.  Damage is estimated at $50,000. More>>

Montana Department of Transportation seeks public comment on possible roundabout at Rimrock Road and 62nd St W Video included

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The Montana Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on a proposal to evaluate a roundabout at the intersection of Rimrock Road and 62nd Street West in Billings.

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Lion attacks intruder at California zoo Video included

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A man is recovering after being bitten by a lion Wednesday night at California's Fresno Chaffee Zoo. Zoo officials say the intruder went through various fences before he was bitten on the foot. 

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2018 fire season much less expensive than 2017

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Storms this week are dumping rain across Montana and bringing the state closer to the end of a fire season that's been much smaller and much less expensive than 2017's record-setting year.    Fires this year have burned 143 square miles acres across Montana, which is about 7 percent of the record 2,134 square miles that burned in 2017.    

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Big Horn County quarantined for rabies after cat tests positive for disease

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Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) has issued a rabies quarantine in Big Horn County after a stray cat tested positive for the disease.

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Bonner teacher named 2019 Montana Teacher of the Year

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State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen announced a Bonner School District teacher has been selected as the 2019 Montana Teacher of the Year.

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Working group looking at reducing health insurance premiums

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The state of Montana has created a bipartisan working group with the goal of finding a way to stabilize premiums for health insurance policies under the Affordable Care Act.

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Tests confirm grizzly bears involved in Wyoming attack

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Forensic testing has confirmed that the grizzly bears killed by Wyoming wildlife managers are the ones involved in the mauling death of a hunting guide last week.

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Name released of suspect in Missoula Northside shooting

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MISSOULA - A 26-year-old man is in jail on charges related to a wreck and shooting on the Northside Thursday morning. 

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Rosendale campaign finds new venue for Bozeman rally

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A rally to support Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale has been moved to the Gallatin County Fairgrounds.

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Suspect in custody after shots fired, chase in Missoula Northside

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One man is in custody after an incident involving a gun and a short police chase in Missoula's Northside early Thursday morning. 

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GOP says time running out for Kavanaugh accuser to talk

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are warning that time is running out for Brett Kavanaugh's accuser to tell Congress about her claim that he sexually assaulted her when both were teenagers.   Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley says his panel still plans a Monday morning hearing that Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford are invited to attend.   Grassley has told Ford's attorneys that the panel is giving the California psychology professor until 10 a.m. Friday to s... More>>

Police impersonator in Montana and Wyoming still a mystery

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Residents of two counties in Montana and Wyoming are warned to keep their eyes open while they're driving, as authorities are looking for a possible cop impersonator who is allegedly demanding immediate payment from victims. 

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Woman spends 2 years making quilt using 17,000 crystals, donates it for a good cause Video included

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We are a few weeks away from the Walk to End Alzheimer's at ZooMontana. One woman is making heads turn with her gift to support the walk team for the event at the zoo.

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WATCH: Rare Ear Spring eruption caught on video at Yellowstone

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New fractures and eruptions are emerging in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone Park, including a rare eruption of Ear Spring.

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Roberts basketball coach accused of kissing student

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A Roberts basketball coach is on paid administrative leave after being charged with endangering the welfare of children.

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Rosendale campaign seeking new venue for Bozeman rally

U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale's campaign is seeking a new venue for a Bozeman rally after a restaurant manager said he didn't know about the booking and wants to stay politically neutral.

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Police: House fire that sent 6 to hospital ruled arson

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According to the Billings Police Department, the fire that sent six people to the hospital Tuesday morning was determined to be intentionally set.

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Inaugural Montana International Film Festival announces winners

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The Montana International Film Festival wrapped up Sunday with an awards ceremony. The weekend featured screenings of 55 films, panels, and events attended by filmmakers, press and Billings locals. 

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2nd degree murder charges dropped against Lame Deer man Video included

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On Tuesday, September 18th, federal prosecutors dismissed 2nd degree murder charges against a Lame Deer man accused in the death of a Northern Cheyenne woman. Whitebird Limpy was charged in the death of Julia Stump. 

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Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - The leaders of North and South Korea announced a wide range of agreements Wednesday which they said were a major step toward peace on the Korean Peninsula. But the premier pledge on denuclearization contained a big condition, with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stating he'd permanently dismantle his main nuclear complex only if the United States takes corresponding measures.   Compared to the vague language of their two summits earlier this year, Ki... More>>

Animal shelter leader suspended after dog pepper-sprayed

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The board of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter has suspended its president and CEO after he used pepper spray on a dog during a training exercise for employees.   The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that the board says Bob Fecht will be suspended Friday for 60 days without pay and will be required to provide an "acceptable plan of action to restore the trust of the Shelter community in his abilities."   An employee alleged that Fecht had ordered the u... More>>

The Latest: 2 dead after van is swept away in S. Carolina

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Authorities confirm two detainees drowned when a van was swept away in rising flood waters in South Carolina.   Horry County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Brooke Holden says a sheriff's office van was carrying two detainees and two deputies from Conway to Darlington on Tuesday night when it was overtaken by flood waters. Officials say the van was traveling near the Little Pee Dee River, one of the bodies of water officials in South Carolina are watching... More>>

Microchipping event: How the device reunited a Montana woman with her cat

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A microchip can help locate your pet if they get lost and lose their collar. One Missoula woman experienced this firsthand when a microchip helped reunite her with her cat after six months apart. 

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Bozeman's Midtown Tavern will no longer host Trump Jr. rally

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The owner of the restaurant originally announced to host next week’s rally says they were unaware that the event was politically motivated, and due to a “no politics” policy, they’ve asked the campaign to find another venue.

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Mountain Lions spotted in Billings

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A Facebook post shared this week talks of Mountain Lions within Billings city limits.  Multiple people spotted the Mountain Lions on the west end of town heading towards the Rims. Residents were concerned in the comments of the post but Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Bob Gibson and ZooMontana Executive Director Jeff Ewelt said Mountain Lions frequent the Billings area.  Gibson said FWP is frequently notified of lions on the outskirts of the Heights and West End.  Ewelt said ... More>>

Grizzly encounters increase as Fall arrives Video included

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Over the past several days more and more bear sightings and encounters have been reported.  As winter is looming bear's hunt for food becomes more vital and you just may be in the way.  ZooMontana Executive Director, Jeff Ewelt, said this is a time to be very bear aware.  That's because the two to four months before hibernation bears are in hyperphagia.  Jeff said, "Basically what that is, is a two to four month period where they're in hyperactivity looking fo... More>>

Donald Trump Jr. to campaign in Bozeman for Rosendale

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Donald Trump Jr. will return to Montana next week to campaign in support of Matt Rosendale.

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Montana College Fair Circuit makes its way to Billings Video included

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The statewide Montana College Fair Circuit welcomes almost 2,000 students at the Alterowitz Gymnasium on the campus of MSU-Billings Tuesday.

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U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management announce final Venting and Flaring Rule Video included

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A new waste prevention rule is decided upon, following a review of the rule set forth by the Obama Administration. The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management finalizes the revision to the 2016 waste prevention rule.

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Montana principal on leave after a text to a former student

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The Anaconda junior/senior high school principal is on leave after sending a message some interpreted as inappropriate to a former student.

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Meeting to vote on Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh cancelled

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The Senate Judiciary Committee has cancelled a meeting for Thursday, September 20th. A vote to confirm Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh was scheduled for that day. It is unclear if the cancellation is related to allegations of sexual misconduct that recently came to light against the judge. This is a developing story.  More>>

Name released of suspect in trespassing at Old Faithful at Yellowstone Video included

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A crowd watching Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park was alarmed to see an adult man leave the boardwalk and stand on some of the park's most beloved - and dangerous - thermal features.

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Remains of Flathead reservation resident found in North Dakota

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MANNING, N.D.- Authorities say a body found in North Dakota belongs to a person from the Flathead Indian Reservation. 

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The Latest: US markets shrug at US-China trade war

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NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street, which has anticipated rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China, took the latest volley of tariffs in stride. Gains in technology, energy and consumer-focused companies outweighed losses in utilities and elsewhere.    Apple, which has an exemption to the new tariffs on goods imported from China, is up 1 percent.    The S&P 500 index rose 8 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,897. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 32 points, o... More>>

Showdown between Kavanaugh, accuser scheduled for next week

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are forging ahead with plans for a Senate hearing they had wanted to avoid on a woman's claims that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when both were high schoolers.    They're hoping their new strategy will salvage Kavanaugh's endangered nomination with a risky, nationally televised showdown between the appeals court judge and his accuser.    Republicans reversed course and agreed to the hearing in the face o... More>>

Montana Leading the Nation in Median Income Growth Video included

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According to the Census Bureau, the middle class has stopped shrinking for the first time in decades. Montana is ranked as the top state in the nation for the biggest jump in median household income, with an annual median income of $53,386 dollars. This is a 4.7% jump since the last report.  Missoula also made the top five cities to have the biggest metro growth; with a 15% increase to $54,000. Overall, the U.S. increased 1.8%, making a new record for the average median ... More>>

Wilmington Isle: Food, water handouts set in isolated city

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Officials are about to begin distributing food, water and tarps in Wilmington, North Carolina, which remains mostly cut off by floodwaters from Hurricane Florence.    County officials say workers will begin handing out supplies to stranded residents in the city of 120,000 people beginning Tuesday morning.    One road was opened into Wilmington at least briefly, and items have been brought into the city by big military trucks and helicopters.... More>>

Missoula holiday job fair coming to Southgate Mall

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The holiday season is coming up, but the gift-giving and holiday dinners that go with it don’t have to make a giant dent in your budget. A Missoula holiday job fair is gearing up to connect employers in need of holiday help with people who want to earn some extra cash. 

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Crash on 10th Ave S. sends vehicle through Pita Pit wall

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Early Sunday morning, around 3 am, a vehicle hit another vehicle on 10th Avenue South. 

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Billings Noise Ordinance Discussed at City Council Meeting

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A city council work session was held Monday evening to look at a possible new noise ordinance for the city of Billings.

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Woman falls 60 feet off cliff in Black Eagle

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According to the Black Eagle Fire Chief, crews were called out around 10:30 pm Sunday night after reports that woman fell above the Rivers Edge Trail. When crews arrived, they had to carry the woman 200 yards to an ambulance were she was then taken to Benefis. We are don't know the extent of her injuries or why she was on the cliff in the first place. Cascade county also responded but Black Eagle Fire Department had the situation under control when they arrived More>>

Coca-Cola 'closely watching' cannabis in wellness drinks

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The Coca-Cola Company says that it's "closely watching" the growth of the use of a non-psychoactive element of cannabis in wellness drinks.

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Thomas Gabriel Band visits Billings Video included

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"He doesn't wear the cash thing on his shoulder. He very much wants to be his own man. And I'm here to help him make that happen."

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Missoula officer on leave after gun found in school bathroom

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A Missoula County school resource officer is on leave after allegedly leaving a duty weapon in a bathroom.

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Missing 19-year-old found near Lolo Peak

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UPDATE: The 19-year-old was found at 8:30 PM and is okay, according to the Missoula County Sheriff's Office.

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Armed robbery suspect at large

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According to Billings Police, a strong armed robbery occurred at a private residence on the 3600 block of Olympic Boulevard around 10:30 on Monday, September 17th. 

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Bear spotted on MSU campus

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A bear was spotted on the Montana State University campus, prompting a warning from the university. 

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Yellowstone visitors flee aggressive elk in new video

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It's another elk v. tourists encounter in Yellowstone. Less than a week after an incident where a man was knocked over by a charging bull elk, a new video posted over the weekend shows a different incident involving park visitors fleeing elk. As a reminder, park officials recommend staying at least 25 yards away from grazing animals, and even farther if animals are exhibiting aggressive or uneasy behavior. It's currently rut season for elk, and bulls may be particularly aggress...

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Iconic Going to the Sun Road reopens in GNP

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The iconic Going to the Sun Road is open to private traffic again.  The west side of the pass closed August 12 when the Howe Ridge fire spread quickly. That fire burned structures and threatened the only road in and out of the Logan Pass Visitors' Center.  Glacier National Park sent a press release Monday morning saying people can once again drive their personal cars on the scenic road. They will not be able to stop between Lake McDonald Lodge and the Avalanche Creek area.... More>>

This Year's Cost to Fight the Wildfires Video included

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Wildfire season is continuing to burn throughout the state, and with it, our state’s budget. In 2017, Montana had $32.5 million in the fire suppression fund.  However, being one of the worst wildfires seasons in history, Governor Steve Bullock held a special session in November, asking for an additional $40 million for the fire suppression funds.  At the end of the 2017 wildfire season, a total of $70 million was spent from the state budget and $400 million fr... More>>

The Latest: Kavanaugh accuser willing to talk to Congress

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawyer for a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school says her client is willing to tell her story publicly to the Senate panel considering his nomination. She says the woman considers Kavanaugh's actions "attempted rape."   Deborah Katz represents Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges a drunken Kavanaugh groped her and tried to take off her clothes at a party when they were teenagers ... More>>

Kid's Halloween costume swap coming to Missoula

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Two Missoula organizations have plans to help you save on your child's Halloween costume, and they need your donations to meet their goals. 

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Soldiers aiding Hurricane Florence relief

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HELENA- Hurricane Florence is leaving homes under water, people without power, and some waiting to be rescued, and that's why our Montana Army National Guard is sending crews to help. "Being able to help someone. I mean it's a good feeling actually getting out there and getting to do your job," said Shayde Crist, Crew Chief with Army National Guard.   19 soldiers left for Maryland early this morning, September 16th. Once they arrive on September 18th they'll be on call... More>>

Two people arrested after stealing vehicle

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GREAT FALLS-  According to GFPD two people are now behind bars after officers caught them with a stolen vehicle.  It all started around 4:30 p.m. Saturday evening when an officer noticed a car at the intersection of 2nd Ave. S. and 14th St. S. The officer noticed a white 2018 Chevrolet Silverado that GFPD had been looking for.  When the officer put his sirens on, the driver who was a male and his passenger fled on 3rd Ave. S. at estimated speeds of 80 mph.  At t... More>>

Tracy's Closet helps nearly a dozen girls Video included

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Tracy Moore with Tracy's Closet explained the response from the community to help high school girls with clothing and accessories has been awesome.

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Caught on Camera: Man steps into Old Faithful as tourists yell

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Tourists visiting Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park were beside themselves as they observed what appears to be an adult man dressed in black leave the boardwalk and stand on the geyser. 

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Montana photographer files federal lawsuit against Netflix

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Montana photographer Sean Heavey has taken the next step in his fight against global streaming powerhouse Netflix. Heavey filed a federal lawsuit against the company on September 13th. 

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Hunting guide killed and hunter injured in Wyoming bear attack during elk hunt

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The body of a hunting guide was recovered Saturday following a bear attack Friday 5.8 miles northeast of the Turpin Meadow Trailhead.

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Bighorn Mountains Moose Study Video included

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An ambitious study will answer some questions about moose in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains:  how many moose are there?  Why do they seem to be spreading out?  Biologists have put collars on 60 cows to learn the answers. 

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International Red Panda Day Video included

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Today is International Red Panda Day! 

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Montana Hope Project grants one child a trip of a lifetime Video included

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The Montana Hope Project gave one kid a dream come true!

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Massachusetts gas explosions update

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Thousands of people are still displaced following a series of deadly gas explosions in three Massachusetts towns north of Boston. 

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Border Patrol killings

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Authorities say a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent in Texas has been arrested on suspicion of having killed four women and abducting a fifth. 

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First year for art vendors at Arts On Fire

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GREAT FALLS- Arts On Fire is back at Paris Gibson and this year local vendors got into the action. We spoke with one potter who tells us why it’s important.  Jimmie Henry starts with just a lump of clay and adds different colors and elements to her own unique piece of pottery. She said this type of freedom is why she loves making art. But it’s not only one of a kind bowls. She also makes a variety of other items including bells.   "So, I like looking...

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Under The Big Sky Buddy Walk

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GREAT FALLS- Down syndrome is still the most common chromosome disorder according to the Centers for Disease Control, and this morning, September 18th people from across our community gathered at the University of Providence raising awareness about the disorder. Under The Big Sky Buddy Walk is in its ninth year. This walk is a way to bring those with and without Down syndrome together. By understanding this disorder people are able to realize there's nothing different with those who ... More>>

12th annual Corks and Canvas fundraiser Video included

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The 12th annual Corks and Canvas fundraiser kicked off Friday night at the Camelot Ranch in Billings.

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MINT Film Festival brings many from around the world Video included

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Day one of the MINT Film Festival is just about wrapping up with the after-party as the official ending. Film makers, directors, and actors have come from all around the globe to witness the first Montana International Film Festival.

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Bear spray giveaway in Cody and Jackson Video included

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Wyoming’s Game and Fish Department is giving away free bear spray to keep hunters, anglers, and bears safe.  The popular program has expanded from Cody to Jackson. 

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50th anniversary at Rimrock Foundation brings light to addiction

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The Rimrock Foundation held a symposium today to let people know that there are ways to get the help you, or a loved one may need to get clean.

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Billings police identify suspect in Thursday night standoff

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The Billings police identify suspect at the center of Thursday's standoff on Avenue B.

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Billings police release total cost of President Trump's visit

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According to the Billings Police Department, from a security standpoint, all visits were resounding successes with no significant incidents to report. BPD says motorcade movements between multiple venues, sometimes on the spur of the moment, were labor intensive and required a large number of officers, including Montana Highway Patrol troopers that were brought in to help. President Trump's overnight stay required police to shut down two square blocks of downtown for approximat... More>>

First Response Personnel Braving Hurricane Florence Video included

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Hurricane Florence has reached the Carolinas and has brought with it historic rainfall and flooding. Several areas have been ordered to evacuate, but first responders will be staying behind to brave the storm and help those in need.  One such responder is Danielle Oxendine's mother, who is a paramedic in South Carolina.  For Danielle, the idea of her mom staying behind is a scary, but admirable thought. While first responders are required to stay in times of em... More>>

High School Students Use Bikes to Make a Difference Video included

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C.M.Russell high school students played an important role in the final product of Giant Springs Elementary School; one that could even be used by their kids and generations to come. Roughly 30 C.M.Russell high schoolers worked together on welding the bike racks and benches for the new Giant Springs Elementary School. Taking less than a combined total of 24 hours, the bike racks were completed in just a few short weeks.  However, the benches took about a year of hard-work, tot... More>>

UW trustees raise tuition for most students

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Tuition for most University of Wyoming students will increase by 4 percent in the 2019-20 academic year.   The UW Board of Trustees on Thursday approved the tuition increase in keeping with a multiyear tuition policy adopted in 2014.   Wyoming resident undergraduates will see their tuition increase from $134 to $139 per credit hour, while nonresident undergraduate tuition will go from $537 to $558 per credit hour. Most other graduate programs also will s... More>>

West Nile virus found in 2 horses in Campbell County

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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Officials say West Nile virus has been confirmed in two horses in northeast Wyoming.   The Gillette News Record reports Dr. Marshall Kohr of Animal Medical Center of Wyoming says the horses in Campbell County tested positive this week and a third horse is being evaluated.   Kohr says the three horses are from different parts of the county and were observed as being "wobbly on their feet." He says one horse has died but he hopes the other two w... More>>

'It looked like Armageddon:' Deadly gas blasts destroy homes

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LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - A series of gas explosions an official described as "Armageddon" killed a teenager, injured at least 10 other people and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities north of Boston on Thursday, forcing entire neighborhoods to evacuate as crews scrambled to fight the flames and shut off the gas.   Authorities said Leonel Rondon, 18, of Lawrence, died after a chimney toppled by an exploding house crashed into his car. He was rushed to a ... More>>

The Latest: Disastrous floods will be story of Florence

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - It's about the water, not the wind, with Hurricane Florence making an extended stay along the North Carolina coast.   Forecasters say "it cannot be emphasized enough that the most serious hazard associated with slow-moving Florence is extremely heavy rainfall, which will cause disastrous flooding that will be spreading inland."   Top winds were holding at 90 mph -- that's just a Category 1 hurricane -- but some communities were already subme... More>>

Police spend hours negotiating with suspect during standoff Video included

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A heavy police presence this evening in the Rose Park Area, where law enforcement were staged for a reported stand off at a home on Avenue B.

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Bones Arcade in Billings closes with plans to rebrand Video included

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Bones Arcade is closed effective today (Sept. 13) for some updates. 

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MINT Film Festival commences in Downtown Billings Video included

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The first Montana International Film Festival in Billings opens Friday night. KULR-8 spoke with the venue manager of the Babcock Theater, Ryan Kabeary.

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Crews work to clear loose rock on Rims Video included

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You may remember in June, a large boulder came rolling down the side of the Rims and crashed right on to property on Mountain View Blvd, damaging not only the house, but a vehicle as well.

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Wendy's offers free burgers with purchases for rest of September

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Where's the free beef? Waiting for you at Wendy's pending a few simple steps. For the rest of September, Wendy's is offering a free Dave's Single burger with any purchase. So where do you sign up? First, download the Wendy's app where you can customize an order ahead of time and pay from your phone. Second, that's it! 

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Average 2018 Montana ACT scores down from last year

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The 2018 average ACT composite score in Montana was 19.6, compared to 19.7 in 2017 and 20.0 in 2016.  The required composite score to enter Montana’s University System is 22.0, which only 33% of students achieved. 

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Domino's paves the way to better roads in Havre

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HAVRE - Domino's Pizza launched a nationwide social media campaign over the summer to help pave America's roads. Paving began Thursday morning around 9:30 along 12th Avenue between First and Fourth St. 

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Victim of aircraft crash at Billings Logan International Airport identified

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Yellowstone County Assistant Coroner Deputy Richard Hoffman identifies the victim of aircraft crash yesterday as 74-year-old Robert Coons of Billings. The aircraft was not a helicopter, as previously reported, but an experimental gyrocopter. 

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Rosebud Co. Coroner identifies Lame Deer student who died earlier this week

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Rosebud County Sheriff Alan Fulton identifies the 15-year-old male who was found unconscious on the grounds of Lame Deer High School and later pronounced dead as Rueben Littlebird.  

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Family asking for return of veteran's service dog Masik

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MISSOULA - A family is searching for their service dog, saying someone stole him from their truck while they parked at the Wye earlier this week. Masik the chow-chow belongs to Ryan Jones, a Marine who says he relies on the dog for helping with PTSD. 

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Frenchtown Schools warn of mountain lion sighting

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A mountain lion sighting in Frenchtown has prompted a warning from the school district.

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President Trump rejects Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is rejecting the widely accepted death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, claiming without citing evidence that "3,000 people did not die." Trump called the count a move by Democrats to make him look bad.   Trump tweeted Thursday as Hurricane Florence bears down on the Carolinas. He said: "When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. As time went by it did not go up by much. ... More>>

Montana judge running for re-election submits resignation

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HAVRE, Mont. (AP) - A northern Montana judge running for re-election is planning to step down following the November election.   The Havre Daily News reports 12th District Court Judge Dan Boucher submitted his resignation last week, going into effect Nov. 9 - three days after the election.   Boucher was not available to provide comment to the newspaper Tuesday.   Boucher is the only candidate for the judgeship based in Havre. He was appointed to the office in November 2... More>>

Judge to decide on grizzly bear hunts in Idaho, Wyoming

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A U.S. judge is due to decide Thursday if two Rocky Mountain states can move forward with the first public hunts for grizzly bears in the Lower 48 in almost three decades.   U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen in Missoula, Montana, put on hold for two weeks hunts scheduled in Idaho and Wyoming.   That order expires Thursday. Hunt opponents asked the judge for a further two-week delay, but he did not immediately rule on the request.   The U.S. Int... More>>

Hurricane Florence's Impact Reaches Farther Than the Carolina's Video included

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Hurricane Florence is not only impacting the Carolina's but causing people in Montana to walk on eggshells; as they wait to hear of their friends and families safety. One such person is Cathie Blalock, whose family lives in North and South Carolina. While her family has lived through plenty of hurricanes before, this one has them a little bit concerned; especially when it comes to having enough food and water. In fact, one of Cathie's sons has actually had to fill his bathtu... More>>

KOA Campgrounds closed in North Carolina Video included

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While North Carolina is expected to get the brunt of Hurricane Florence in the coming days, Montana is also bracing for the storm, in a different way. KOA Campgrounds has closed several of their camps on the east coast because of the storm.

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MSUB breaks ground for new science/allied health building

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Students, alumni, legislators and supporters were all part of the ceremony that was held in the parking lot of MSUB's science building.

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Griz running back pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault

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A University of Montana running back pleaded guilty to an assault charge in Missoula County Justice Court, Wednesday.

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Crews continue attack on destructive Horseshoe Fire

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Crews continue their attacks against the destructive Horseshoe Fire burning in Clarkston in Southwest Montana. 

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Man assaulted while walking home in Bozeman

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Bozeman Police are asking for information about an assault that happened Tuesday evening.

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Motor Vehicle Division expects Montana to get REAL ID extension

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In less than a month Montana’s extension to roll out Real ID approved licenses is scheduled to end, but state authorities are hoping that the federal government will grant an extension.

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Griz running back Calhoun charged with misdemeanor assault

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University of Montana football player Jeremy Calhoun has been charged with assault for his involvement in a fight that occurred in May.

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  • Sneed sets record, Montana wins shootout in retro uniforms, 41-34 over Sacramento State

    Saturday, September 22 2018 7:04 PM EDT2018-09-22 23:04:10 GMT
    No other quarterback in the history of Montana Grizzly football has rushed for more yards in a game than Dalton Sneed did on Saturday against the Sacramento State Hornets, as the transfer quarterback led Montana to a 41-34 victory. And it was only fitting that the quarterback set a record on the day where the program honored its most legendary quarterback, Dave Dickenson, as the former CMR Rustler will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.  Sneed broke touchdown ru...
    No other quarterback in the history of Montana Grizzly football has rushed for more yards in a game than Dalton Sneed did on Saturday against the Sacramento State Hornets, as the transfer quarterback led Montana to a 41-34 victory. And it was only fitting that the quarterback set a record on the day where the program honored its most legendary quarterback, Dave Dickenson, as the former CMR Rustler will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.  Sneed broke touchdown ru...
  • Toyota Play of the Week #4: Capital's Parker Johnston

    Toyota Play of the Week #4: Capital's Parker Johnston

    Saturday, September 22 2018 1:07 AM EDT2018-09-22 05:07:05 GMT
    Week Four of the Toyota Play of the Week is brought to you by Capital's Parker Johnston, who played tip drill with the pass, and scored a touchdown off what could be the catch of the year. Capital rolled against Skyview 48-14. 
    Week Four of the Toyota Play of the Week is brought to you by Capital's Parker Johnston, who played tip drill with the pass, and scored a touchdown off what could be the catch of the year. Capital rolled against Skyview 48-14. 
  • Roller derby bouts this weekend

    Roller derby bouts this weekend

    Friday, September 21 2018 6:32 PM EDT2018-09-21 22:32:13 GMT

    On Saturday, September 22nd, dozens of 12-17 year-old girls will lace up and roll at MetraPark. The Pavillion will hold the 2018 Border Brawl, with the Billings Back Alley Brats going up against some stiff Canadian competition.

    On Saturday, September 22nd, dozens of 12-17 year-old girls will lace up and roll at MetraPark. The Pavillion will hold the 2018 Border Brawl, with the Billings Back Alley Brats going up against some stiff Canadian competition.

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  • Man accused of trying to steal airplane in court

    Man accused of trying to steal airplane in court

    Friday, September 21 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-09-21 22:06:47 GMT

    A Florida Institute of Technology student who attempted to steal an airplane last night appeared in court today for a bond hearing. Authorities say 22-year-old Nishal Sankat hopped a fence at Orlando Melbourne International Airport and boarded an American Airlines jet parked in the maintenance area.  

    A Florida Institute of Technology student who attempted to steal an airplane last night appeared in court today for a bond hearing. Authorities say 22-year-old Nishal Sankat hopped a fence at Orlando Melbourne International Airport and boarded an American Airlines jet parked in the maintenance area.  

  • Daycare stabbings in New York

    Daycare stabbings in New York

    Friday, September 21 2018 4:56 PM EDT2018-09-21 20:56:04 GMT

    A 52-year-old day care worker allegedly stabbed five people, including three baby girls no more than a month old, at an overnight facility in Queens early Friday, and cops say they found a butcher knife and meat cleaver at the scene.

    A 52-year-old day care worker allegedly stabbed five people, including three baby girls no more than a month old, at an overnight facility in Queens early Friday, and cops say they found a butcher knife and meat cleaver at the scene.

  • Lion attacks intruder at California zoo

    Lion attacks intruder at California zoo

    Thursday, September 20 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-09-20 23:07:30 GMT

    A man is recovering after being bitten by a lion Wednesday night at California's Fresno Chaffee Zoo. Zoo officials say the intruder went through various fences before he was bitten on the foot. 

    A man is recovering after being bitten by a lion Wednesday night at California's Fresno Chaffee Zoo. Zoo officials say the intruder went through various fences before he was bitten on the foot. 

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  • Retired Miles City athletic trainer admits to sexual abuse of student-athletes

    Retired Miles City athletic trainer admits to sexual abuse of student-athletes

    Friday, September 21 2018 8:31 PM EDT2018-09-22 00:31:04 GMT

    A Miles City man admits a civil complaint alleging he sexually abused student-athletes while serving as the athletic trainer for Custer County District High School is true.

    A Miles City man admits a civil complaint alleging he sexually abused student-athletes while serving as the athletic trainer for Custer County District High School is true.

  • Wyoming man pleads not guilty in wife's murder

    Wyoming man pleads not guilty in wife's murder

    Saturday, September 22 2018 9:35 PM EDT2018-09-23 01:35:52 GMT
    A Wyoming man has pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder charge in his wife's fatal shooting.  Dennis Klingbeil, who is 76, entered his plea on Friday.    The Cody Enterprise reports that Park County Circuit Judge Bill Simpson ordered that Klingbeil will remain in jail without bond.    Klingbeil is accused of shooting his 75-year-old wife, Donna Klingbeil, in their Wapiti home on Aug. 5.  Klingbeil's attorney Donna Domonkos argued that the shooting w...
    A Wyoming man has pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder charge in his wife's fatal shooting.  Dennis Klingbeil, who is 76, entered his plea on Friday.    The Cody Enterprise reports that Park County Circuit Judge Bill Simpson ordered that Klingbeil will remain in jail without bond.    Klingbeil is accused of shooting his 75-year-old wife, Donna Klingbeil, in their Wapiti home on Aug. 5.  Klingbeil's attorney Donna Domonkos argued that the shooting w...
  • Kavanaugh accuser to tell her side to Senate

    Kavanaugh accuser to tell her side to Senate

    Saturday, September 22 2018 3:09 PM EDT2018-09-22 19:09:39 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawyers for the woman who's accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a sexual assault decades ago when they were teenagers say they've accepted the Senate Judiciary Committee's request for her to tell her story.   But attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford say in a letter to the committee's Republican majority that they want to set up a time later Saturday to keep discussing terms of Ford's appearance.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawyers for the woman who's accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a sexual assault decades ago when they were teenagers say they've accepted the Senate Judiciary Committee's request for her to tell her story.   But attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford say in a letter to the committee's Republican majority that they want to set up a time later Saturday to keep discussing terms of Ford's appearance.

  • Hunting guide killed and hunter injured in Wyoming bear attack during elk hunt

    Hunting guide killed and hunter injured in Wyoming bear attack during elk hunt

    Sunday, September 16 2018 11:59 AM EDT2018-09-16 15:59:50 GMT
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    The body of a hunting guide was recovered Saturday following a bear attack Friday 5.8 miles northeast of the Turpin Meadow Trailhead.

    The body of a hunting guide was recovered Saturday following a bear attack Friday 5.8 miles northeast of the Turpin Meadow Trailhead.

  • Bear sleeping off honey binge removed from Montana yard

    Bear sleeping off honey binge removed from Montana yard

    Friday, September 21 2018 8:19 PM EDT2018-09-22 00:19:08 GMT

    A black bear, apparently sleeping off a honey binge, was removed from a Bozeman yard and released out of town. 

    A black bear, apparently sleeping off a honey binge, was removed from a Bozeman yard and released out of town. 

  • Police impersonator in Montana and Wyoming still a mystery

    Police impersonator in Montana and Wyoming still a mystery

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 11:29 PM EDT2018-09-20 03:29:08 GMT

    Residents of two counties in Montana and Wyoming are warned to keep their eyes open while they're driving, as authorities are looking for a possible cop impersonator who is allegedly demanding immediate payment from victims. 

    Residents of two counties in Montana and Wyoming are warned to keep their eyes open while they're driving, as authorities are looking for a possible cop impersonator who is allegedly demanding immediate payment from victims. 

  • Man sentenced for bat attack on Special Olympics athlete

    Man sentenced for bat attack on Special Olympics athlete

    Friday, September 21 2018 11:02 PM EDT2018-09-22 03:02:12 GMT
    A Missoula man who attacked a Special Olympics athlete with a baseball bat, causing a severe head injury, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison with eight years suspended.
    A Missoula man who attacked a Special Olympics athlete with a baseball bat, causing a severe head injury, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison with eight years suspended.
  • University of Montana enrollment down

    University of Montana enrollment down

    Saturday, September 22 2018 8:55 PM EDT2018-09-23 00:55:47 GMT

    Enrollment at the University of Montana has fallen more than seven percent in the last year, the eighth year in a row that it has declined.    

    Enrollment at the University of Montana has fallen more than seven percent in the last year, the eighth year in a row that it has declined.    

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