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NFL responds to Trumps speech

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The NFL said President Trump disrespected the League in a comment he made Friday night. Commissioner Roger Goodell responded on Saturday saying "The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture." The statement said "There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we've experienced over the last month." 

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UPDATE: Deputy recounts moment he realized trapped truck driver was alive Video included

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A Park County Deputy is being hailed as a hero on Facebook after coming to the rescue of a man trapped inside the cab of his rolled over semi-truck Friday morning. He shares what was going through his mind when he realized the truck driver was alive.

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Strong aftershock sways buildings in Mexico City

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A strong aftershock has rolled through Mexico City, swaying buildings and sending some people running into the street. 

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Verizon will keep serving eastern Montana customers for now

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Verizon says it will give hundreds of rural customers in eastern Montana more time to switch plans or find a new provider after members of the state's Congressional delegation objected to the company's plans to end services. 

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Ron Parker, 9/11 first responder, talks about his experience Video included

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Sixteen years ago, the World Trade Center was attacked on September eleventh. Saturday, Ron Parker, a first responder in New York city at the time of the attack, will speak at the Angel Horse Fundraiser. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Ron Parker said he only grew up 7 miles from the World Trade Center, affectionately called the twin towers.  "I was there from September 11th, that morning, until January 6th 2002.," Parker said."I lost 45 of my friends there. My day... More>>

Person responsible for flag found in dumpster remains unknown

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The Billings Army Reserve tells us they are unable to determine who is responsible for throwing an American flag in their dumpster because there are more people who have access to those dumpsters than just their employees.

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United Way operation supply

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Today marked the fifth year of United way's operation supply.   After organizing loads of boxes full of school supplies and hygiene products, United Way partnered with several volunteers and the army reserve to  deliver twelve truckloads to elementary, middle and high school's in the city. Starting in late July, United Way already start packing and separating various products for delivery. Operation Supply is an annual event which several businesses and individu... More>>

Wyoming's ferret, wolf reintroductions inspire national park in Argentina

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Wyoming’s black-footed ferrets and Yellowstone’s wolves may have inspired the return of wildlife to a new national park in Argentina. Organizers are calling it the largest reintroduction program in the Americas.

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UPDATE: Daisy Dukes bouncer sent to hospital after stabbing, one man arrested

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Billings Police say a Daisy Dukes security guard is recovering in the hospital after being stabbed in the leg. 

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Verizon will not terminate Montana contracts

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U.S. Senator Jon Tester has successfully defended Montanans from Verizon’s attempt to terminate contracts. Verizon responded to Tester’s demands Friday. Tester received assurances from Verizon that no Montanans will be involuntarily removed from their contract.

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Man dies after being beaten in Lame Deer

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The BIA and FBI are investigating an incident that occurred on September 17th in Lame Deer that left Ozzy Lee Wilson hospitalized. Friday morning the FBI confirmed that Wilson has died as a result of those injuries. 

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FWP hosting hunter's education Field Day in Billings

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This Saturday at 7 a.m. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks in Billings will hold their seasonal hunter's education Field Day. It's taking place at their headquarters in Billings.  FWP's Bob Gibson says kids and adults have been taking hunter education classes at schools in Yellowstone County.  This Saturday, they'll know how to use hunting safety precautions. "Anybody in Montana that goes hunting needs to be safe, ethical and legal, and that's what we try to teach ... More>>

Indian Relay Championships happening in Billings this weekend

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It's expected to be the largest gathering in the history of the sport. 

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The 8th annual Fix Up Festival kicks off this weekend

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This weekend is the eighth annual Fix Up Festival. This annual Festival is put on by Bozeman Sunrise Rotary. The Fix Up Festival brings together hundreds of volunteers to help improve the lives of our less fortunate neighbors.                                            ...

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Preparing your car for winter driving

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It may only be September, but winter is already well on its way. 

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Shriners help families who can't afford to pay for medical treatment Video included

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Shriners in Billings held a dinner event at the Al Bedoo Shrine Temple Thursday night. The event preceeds next week's free children screening clinic at Riverstone Health.

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Your money: Tips to help manage your money

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Managing your money can be really hard to do. Are you wondering what you can do to effortlessly manage your money? We have a couple of hacks that can help you with that. First thing you can do is get the app for your bank on your phone. This makes looking at your spending super accessible. Next, make a budget spread sheet. This will allow you to be able to keep track of your spending. Lastly, changing your password on accounts can also help save you from being a victim of fraud.  More>>

Flood-Damaged Vehicle Scam Warning

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Tips on how to not fall victim to scammers who take flood-damaged vehicles and make them look like new.

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Billings human trafficking trial continued until 2018

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A federal judge has continued the trial of Terrance Tyrell Edwards until January 29, 2018. Edwards was arrested on Human Trafficking charges involving three minors. in Billings last year.

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Deputies recover Gator UTV stolen from Elder Grove School

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Elder Grove Schools is asking for your help in locating their stolen Gator.

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Fire department responding to fire at business on Grand Ave. in Billings

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We have a crew headed there and will keep you updated. 

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Ales for Trails returns this Friday

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The best party in Billings is back! The annual Ales for Trails event is this Friday, September 22, 2017.

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Maria moving north of Dominican Republic

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Maria has killed at least 10 people across the Caribbean.

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President Trump gives hurricane update

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The president says in a meeting with the president of Ukraine that Texas and Florida are emerging from the hurricanes but says Puerto Rico was "absolutely obliterated" and the U.S. Virgin Islands were "flattened."

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No holiday hiring for Walmart, just more hours

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The latest government reading of the labor market showed a record number of unfilled positions, more than 600,000 of them from retail. 

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Your money: Western furniture "By Western Hands"

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Can you imagine paying $25,000 for a pool table, or bed? That was the going price for furniture, and even boots at the Western Design Conference when it was headquartered in Cody. Furniture and accessory makers are bringing the pricey hand-made items back to Cody, permanently. The last time the Western Design Conference hosted a Cody exhibition, the buyers flew in on their own jets, to buy items like a burl footed pool table, a painted buffalo robe, and a pair of antique coin st... More>>

Police Officer Fights to Keep Service Dog Video included

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A police officer in Red Lodge is suing the city tonight and is fighting to keep her K-9 companion.

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Fate of Second Chance Home Looms

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Cuts could be made to completely eliminate Second Chance Home.

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Colorado cops search for poop-and-run jogger

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Police in Colorado are looking for a jogger they say is repeatedly interrupting her runs to defecate in public in one neighborhood.

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Montana must rewrite transgender bathroom ballot language

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The Montana Supreme Court has ordered the attorney general to rewrite ballot language for an initiative that would require people to use public restrooms designated for their gender at birth.

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Montana budget director recommends $229M in spending cuts

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The governor's budget director is recommending Montana agencies cut $229 million in general fund spending over the next two years to balance the state's budget due to lower revenues than expected and this summer's higher firefighting costs this summer.

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Mountain lion spotted in Laurel

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A mountain lion has been spotted in Laurel multiple times over the past week. 

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Merriam-Webster adds 250 words to its dictionary

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"Froyo," of course, is frozen yogurt.

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Puerto Rican astronaut affected by double hurricanes

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Joe Acaba's parents were born in Hatillo, Puerto Rico, and he has lots of family there.

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More than 200 dead after earthquake in Mexico Tuesday

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This morning police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans are digging frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings. 

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Man charged with human sex trafficking to appear in court Video included

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It was a crime that shocked the Magic City. Alleged human trafficking victims were found at a local Rodeway Inn hotel in Billings.

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Rapid Healthcare: Making the most of your time with a doctor Video included

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Are you spending enough time with your doctor during your medical appointment? Chances are you're not – and that's the physicians themselves talking.

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2 are dead after pickup collides with school bus Video included

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Two people were killed Tuesday morning after a pickup truck collided with a school bus near Glasgow.

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Man Faces 26 Felony Charges

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Court documents involving Charles Green have been obtained by KULR-8.

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Kohl's to start accepting Amazon returns at some stores

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Kohl's, which is opening some in-store Amazon shops, says it will start accepting returns for the online retailer at some of its stores in Los Angeles and Chicago starting next month.

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Toys R Us files for Chapter 11 reorganization

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Toys R Us, the pioneering big box toy retailer, has announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection while continuing with normal business operations.

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Idaho considers wildlife overpasses near Montana border

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The Idaho Transportation Department is considering the construction of overpasses that would provide wildlife a safe crossing over a stretch of U.S. Highway 20 near the state's border with Montana.

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Montana attorney general releases report on substance abuse

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Montana Attorney General Tim Fox released a landmark report Tuesday that provides a comprehensive outline of what the State of Montana currently does to address substance abuse through state programs.

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Montana ski resort webcams

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Stay up to date on the snow at our Montana ski resorts! 

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O'Reilly says his ouster was hit job and business decision

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In a contentious interview with Matt Lauer of NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday, O'Reilly said his conscience was clear about how he dealt with women in the working world.

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New fashion trend: double jeans (HUH?)

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No, you're not seeing things. 

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MSU wants steer donations for Steer-a-Year program

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Profits from the the sales fund students' activities in the College of Agriculture.

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Yellowstone County Detention Facility looking for new officers Video included

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The Yellowstone County Detention Facility is seeing some changes. Sheriff Mike Linder said there are openings for six new detention officers.

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Your money: Nearly half of Americans plan on making a major purchase by the end of the year

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Nearly half of Americans have plans to make a big purchase this year. According to a study released today by Bankrate.com, 49%of Americans said they were very likely to make a considerable purchase, such as an airline ticket, furniture, a television, a smart phone, a computer or a large home appliance before year's end. 

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Your health: Recommendations for teens getting tattoos, piercings

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The American Academy of Pediatrics advises teens and their parents to find out if a salon is regulated by the state and practices infection control. It says that navel piercings take the longest to fully heal, up to nine months. On how early is too early to have your child's ears pierced, wait until the child voices a preference. 

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High school donates homecoming budget to fire relief Video included

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Laurel High School just donated all the money from their homecoming budget for fire relief in Montana.

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Budget cuts may shut down new crime lab in Billings Video included

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The state of Montana is facing a quarter billion dollar budget deficit as state revenue has fallen far short of expectations.

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5 common car seat mistakes parents make

Most parents think they're using their child's safety seat correctly but statistics reveal the majority are not. During child passenger safety week, AAA wants to educate parents and guardians on the importance of correctly using vehicle restraints.

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Classic rock legend Bob Seger coming to Billings

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MetraPark announces classic rock legend Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band is coming to Billings. 

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Man allegedly fires shot at kids egging his house Video included

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A Billings man is charged with felony criminal endangerment after firing his AR-15 at three boys who threw eggs at his house. 

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Flathead school threat involved shooting Video included

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The Whitefish School District is finally releasing details about the specific nature of these threats and the reason they're confident students will be safe in school Tuesday.

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Police need help finding missing Montana man

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35-year-old Robert Joseph Dombroski has been reported missing.

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Senator Ankney says settlement agreement for Colstrip is not enough

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Puget Sound Energy made a settlement agreement to pay a minimum amount of ten million dollars for a community transition fund to help Colstrip and Rosebud County communities.

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Flathead County schools open tomorrow with strong police presence Video included

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Schools in Flathead County will be open tomorrow, with strong law enforcement presence throughout the day.

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Equifax Chief Information and Security Officer retire

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Equifax's Chief Information Officer and Chief Security Officer are retiring. The company announced their retirements Friday. 

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Pentagon says transgender service members can re-enlist

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Transgender service members who are already enlisted will be allowed to stay in the military for now. President trump banned recruiting new transgender service members last month, citing medical costs. 

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A costly win for Montana, beat Savannah State 56-3

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A win is a win, but the Montana Grizzlies (2-1) suffered a loss alongside of their 56-3 drubbing of Savannah State (0-3) Saturday in Missoula.  Early in the second quarter, with Montana up 14-0 already, senior quarterback Reese Phillips was taken to the ground on a scramble play inside the pocket. He could not get up, laying on his stomach as his leg was turned almost 90 degrees the other way. Phillips was on the ground for minutes, trainers and head coach Bob Stitt attendi...

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Cyber Terrorist now reaching out to students and families in Flathead County Video included

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The Flathead County Sheriff's Office is now calling the threatening text messages received this week a case of cyber terrorism.     The Columbia Falls Police Department has sent out a release stating the cyber terrorist is now reaching out to parents and students in hopes to "continue his barrage of digital fear mongering." The release said the suspect hacked the school district # 6 server and gained access to the phone numbers of staff and students. The de... More>>

Montana wildfires: Rain and snow help but won't end season Video included

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Extra sleeping bags, heaters, coats and long underwear are sought-after commodities on Montana fire lines after rain, snow and cold replaced heat and smoke following about two rainless months. 

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Glacier National Park evacuation warnings lifted

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Evacuation warnings in Glacier National Park caused by the Sprague fire have been lifted Saturday morning. 

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Suspect arrested in London subway attack

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LONDON (AP) - British police say they have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with the London subway attack. 

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Sperry Chalet being protected from winter

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Work is being done to help protect what remains of a fire damaged chalet in Glacier National Park from Montana's winter weather. The effort will help preserve the site for eventually rebuilding the structure. The historic Sperry Chalet building was burned by a wildfire on Aug. 31. 

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How to put an end to bullying Video included

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With the issue of bullying so prominent in schools today, how can you help your child if they face the issue of bullying? 

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Settlement sets aside $10M for Colstrip community

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Puget Sound Energy, the largest owner of the Colstrip power plant in Montana, says it will be able to pay down its debts from two newer units there by 2027.

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LPN gets prison for stealing gold, silver from quadriplegic

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A licensed practical nurse has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay $665,000 in restitution for stealing gold and silver coins from a quadriplegic north-central Montana man he was hired to help care for. 

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Judge enters not guilty plea in deputy's death Video included

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Lloyd Barrus appeared in court to enter a plea in the shooting death of Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore. 

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Flathead County schools cancel extracurricular activities Video included

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Flathead County Schools has informed students and parents that they're canceling all activities Friday and over the weekend due to digital threats targeting Montana schools. 

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Woman struck by vehicle in the Heights Video included

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An elderly woman is in the hospital tonight in serious condition after being hit by a vehicle in the Heights.

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School District 2 assures parents they are prepared in an emergency situation Video included

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With some of the confusion following the school closures in the northwest portion of our state we wanted to have a better idea of how our area's largest school district prepares for these emergency situations.

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Walk to End Alzheimer's Coloring Contest Video included

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On Sunday, October 1st the City of Billings will host the Walk to End Alzheimer's. 

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Student works to prevent bike thefts at school Video included

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A Billings boy is turning a story of a stolen bike into a mission to make sure his classmates do not suffer the same fate.

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School District 2's Emergency Plan Video included

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Whether it's an actual school shooting like the one in Spokane County, Washington or the threat of violence like the one being investigated in Western Montana,  Superintendent Terry Bouck assures parents that SD2 is ready to communicate.

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Monument to 'Star-Spangled Banner' writer defaced

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The words "Racist Anthem" have been found painted on a monument to Francis Scott Key on the anniversary of the battle that inspired him to write the "The Star-Spangled Banner."

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Help! Help! There's a kangaroo loose on Highway L

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It was a brief taste of freedom for Joey the kangaroo who kicked his way out of a pen at a southeast Wisconsin pumpkin farm, only to be rounded up by sheriff's deputies.

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Campsite raiding Yellowstone grizzly bear captured, killed

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A grizzly bear that has been raiding backcountry campsites and chasing campers in Yellowstone National Park since last year has been captured and killed.

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Law enforcement conducting interviews regarding school threats Video included

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Flathead Valley law enforcement and the FBI are investigating several threats made against Montana schools. Texts and emails came in Wednesday, first to Columbia Falls schools before spreading to other schools throughout the night and into Thursday morning.  T

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Whitefish police increasing patrols, city hall doors locked due to school threats

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An email from City of Whitefish manager Adam Hammatt says City Hall doors will be locked today. 

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Selena Gomez undergoes kidney transplant due to lupus

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The 25-year-old calls the transplant "what I needed to do for my overall health." 

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Democratic leaders take issue with Trump tweets about DACA

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President Trump said in a tweet: "No deal was made last night on DACA."

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First wolf hunting season in Wyoming since 2013 Video included

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Wyoming Hunters will be able to take wolves again. October 1st will start the first wolf hunting season in the Cowboy state since 2013. Hunters took 43 wolves in the state’s first modern wolf hunt in 2012. Wyoming’s Game and Fish Department cut the next year’s quota. Only 23 wolves were killed then. The state’s large carnivore biologist Dan Thompson said the upcoming wolf season will be a lot like the 2012-2013 seasons. He said, “We will use ... More>>

Bicyclist Hit by Car

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A bicyclist has been taken to the hospital after being hit by a car.

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Saturday Live celebrates its 25th anniversary

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Saturday Live is the largest school carnival in southeastern Montana, representing all 41 public schools in Billings. 

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Trump, top Democrats agree on young immigrants

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The top House and Senate Democrats have announced agreement with President Donald Trump to protect certain immigrants brought illegally to this country as children - along with some border security enhancements.

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Bike Tips: Protecting your bike from theft Video included

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230 bicycles were stolen in 2016. This year so far, about 180 bikes have been reported stolen.

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Billings natives win big at pageant in Missoula Video included

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Dani Walker is your new Miss Montana USA 2018 and Elley Munson is your new Miss Montana Teen USA 2018. Both girls attended the Miss Montana USA pageant this past Sunday, September 10, 2017, in Missoula. The pageant was held at Missoula Children's Theatre. There were 20 contestants in the teen division and 18 in the miss division with their scores broken down into three categories: Evening gown, fitness, and interview. They will represent the Treasure State for the next year as they... More>>

Bicyclist transported to hospital after being struck by USPS truck

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A 53-year-old bicyclist was transported to the hospital Wednesday with minor injuries after being struck by a United States Postal Service truck. 

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Injuries reported in shooting at Freeman High School

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SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Law enforcement are responding to a shots fired call at Freeman High School. Our sources tell us there are injuries and a suspect is detained. Students are being evacuated.  Parents have started to gather at the gas station next to the store, however, law enforcement has not given us any information on what parents can do at this time.

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3-year-old Griz fan from Great Falls gets special hospital visit

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Just a week and a half ago, Troy Ross was with his family at the Griz opener against Valparaiso. Two days later, he had to be airlifted to Seattle from Great Falls after getting sick.

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Fire in Waterton threatening Prince of Wales Hotel

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The Kenow fire doubled to about 5,000 acres since Monday night. 

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Renovations are underway on the Rainbow Motel in Bozeman

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The longstanding Rainbow Motel in Bozeman is undergoing a massive renovation. 

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Quilting for a cause

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Every year at the annual Rocky Mountain Sewing and Crafts expo in Billings quilters make a special blanket for a particular group.      This year they're making quilts for firefighters and police officers to give to children at the scene of emergencies. Sue Hanson, the expo organizer says they want a first responder like a firefighter to have a blanket they can give to a child who needs it. "I think that people that have fires or emergencies in their ...

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Record Number of Ballots

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Final results will be certified next Tuesday.

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2017 Yellowstone County Municipal Primary Election Results

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Hometown Election HQ – See the latest results of the Yellowstone County municipal primary election. 

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Zinke directs more aggressive approach to prevent wildfires

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is directing all land managers and park superintendents to be more aggressive in cutting down small trees and underbrush to prevent wildfires.

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Last day to vote for primary elections Video included

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Tuesday is the last day turn in your ballot for the municipal primary elections.

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WinCo Foods possibly opening 80,000 sq ft location in Billings Video included

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The old Kmart building on 24th Street has been vacant since its closure in 2016, but WinCo Foods may be taking advantage of the space. WinCo is looking to possibly open an 80,000 sq ft store on 24th and Central street in Billings, according to David Mitchell of Coldwell Banker Commercial. WinCo is still in talks with the city of Billings before the grocery chain can start preparations for the location. The Boise-based, employee-owned grocery store chain sells groceries at a disc... More>>

Child on Bike and Van Collide; No One Seriously Hurt

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Child riding bike collides with van close to elementary school.

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Former Montana political leader pleads guilty on drug charges

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The former majority of the Montana State House has entered a guilty plea on federal drug charges. 

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Single vehicle rollover kills Montana man

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Montana Highway Patrol confirms one man is dead after rolling an older Chevrolet van on Highway 87 Tuesday morning.  

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St. Vincent Healthcare hosts graduation party at Zoo Montana Video included

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St. Vincent Healthcare hosted their 30th neonatal intensive care unit graduation party Sunday.

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More evacuation warnings were lifted for Lolo Peak and Rice Ridge fires

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The Missoula County Sheriff's Office has lifted the remaining evacuation warnings on Highway 12 between Bear Creek and Graves Creek due to the Lolo Peak fire. MCSO says this affects approximately 13 homes and is the last of the evacuation warnings on Highway 12. Road closures still remain in place for Elk Meadows Road and Lolo Peak Road. The Lolo Peak fire is burning over 51,000 acres with 46 percent containment.  Remaining evacuation orders were also downgraded ... More>>

Free Flu Shots on September 26th

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You can get your yearly flu shot for free while helping RiverStone Health practice its emergency preparedness capabilities. 

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FWP proposes changes to dog training rules, public hearings scheduled

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To minimize the impacts of dog training operations on nesting upland gamebirds and waterfowl, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is proposing new requirements for trainers.

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Apple expected to release 3 new iPhone designs

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New features will include face recognition and a 3D camera.

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Hope Hicks Named White House Communications Director

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The 28-year-old is a longtime aide to President Trump and was one of the first staffers to join his presidential campaign. 

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2017's happiest states in America

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Where does Montana fall on the list? 

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Great Falls police: suspect dead in officer-involved shooting

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It happened Monday night. 

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Bozeman police send out warning for uptick in Opioid use, specifically Fentanyl

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Right now concerns are mounting when it comes to opioid deaths in the United States, jumping 533-percent since 2002. The Bozeman Police Deparment says their biggest concern in this epidemic is fentanyl. 

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Medical marijuana decision postponed and pigs voted no in city council Video included

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Billings city council was faced with two important decisions in Monday night's meeting. 

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Billings couple describe night in Florida during Irma Video included

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Although Irma is no longer a hurricane and is gone from Florida the work is not yet over for the Billings couple who is stuck in fort Myers Florida. 

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Billings Central Catholic High School participated in 16th annual program in honor of 9/11 Video included

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The 16th annual 9/11 program from Billings Central Catholic High School took place on the court lawn today in honor of the fallen victims.

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9/11 Pentagon survivor tells his story 16 years later Video included

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16 years ago a terrorist attack rocked the United States killing nearly 3,000 people. It seems everyone has a story from 9/11. KULR 8's Melissa Scavelli lived in the DC metro area at the time. Melissa was a first grader at the time who's uncle was working in the Pentagon. Melissa spoke with her uncle, Bob Panek, and he shared his story. Bob Panek said, "At the time I was working for the Navy at the Pentagon as a Deputy Director in the budget office for the Navy. Where my partic... More>>

MSUB honors victims of 9/11 at City College monument Video included

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MSUB City College honors 9-/11 by holding a remembrance in front of a memorial that now stands in memory of those who lost their lives.

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How to fix identity-theft issues posed by the Equifax hack

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The Equifax breach didn't just expose sensitive personal information of 143 million Americans. It also underscored the huge vulnerabilities that make identity theft possible.

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Montana Congressional Delegation Releases Statements on 9/11

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Montana's congressional delegation offers their thoughts on 9/11.

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No beach wedding, no problem for rescuer couple

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Lauren Durham and Michael Davis had big plans for a beach wedding this month. Hurricane Irma had bigger plans.

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The Burger Dive featured on Man vs. Food Video included

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Local restaurant owner and 2016 World Burger champion Brad Halsten and his local burger joint The Burger Dive will be making his Travel Channel debut on Man vs. Food this coming Monday.

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Mayo study: Your dog might help you sleep better

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The answer to an age-old question: Is it good to let sleeping dogs lie - in our beds? Yes and no, according to sleep experts at the Mayo Clinic.

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Record-breaking weekend for 'It' grows to $123.1 million

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The big screen adaptation of Stephen King's "It" has closed out its opening weekend at the box office with a higher than expected $123.1 million in earnings, according to Warner Bros. on Monday. 

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Girl with robotic hand is on a quest to throw the first pitch at every MLB park

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Second grader Hailey Dawson got a little closer to realizing her dream of throwing the first pitch at every Major League Baseball park this week.

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Alternative communication, how to get in contact with people affected by Irma

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Hurricane Irma touched down Sunday and showed its muscle. The Hurricane has been downgraded to a hurricane one, but the aftermath still looms.  So, what if you have loved ones in the area and can’t reach them? 

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Montana-based model Kennedy Walsh fundraising for fire relief

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She says several of her photo shoots were canceled because of the fires. 

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Hurricane Irma weakening as it moves over Florida

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Irma hit Florida on Sunday as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, hammering much of the state with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages. 

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Tester announces federal resources for three Montana fires Video included

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After inviting President Trump to Montana to tour the wildfires, Tester has announced the Alice Creek Fire in Lewis and Clark County, the Rice Ridge Fire in Missoula and Powell Counties, and the West Fork Fire in Lincoln County have been approved to receive additional resources from FEMA. 

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9/11 memorial services to be held across Montana today

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Governor Bullock has ordered all flags in Montana be flown at half-staff today. 

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Miss North Dakota is crowned Miss America 2018

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The Bismarck, North Dakota, resident emerged victorious through a series of swimsuit and talent contests, onstage speeches and two rounds of interviews by judges.

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Hurricane Irma sets records

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Hurricane Irma set all sorts of records for brute strength before crashing into Florida, flattening islands in the Caribbean and swamping the Florida Keys. 

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Evacuation orders downgraded on Montana fire Video included

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Missoula County officials have downgraded some evacuation orders to evacuation warnings in the Seeley Lake area. 

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Chili's is trimming its menu, while betting big on fajitas, burgers and ribs. 

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The Montana Grizzlies (1-1) dropped their first game of the season 63-7 against the Washington Huskies (2-0) on Saturday night in Seattle.  The number 8th ranked Huskies started fast, and never looked back as they cruised to their second win of the season. UW quarterback Jake Browning only threw four incompletions, going 22-26 with 259 yards and two scores, both thrown to Bozeman native and former Montana Gatorade Player of the Year Will Dissly. Browning also ran for one sc... More>>

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MIAMI (AP) - The National Weather Service says the first hurricane-force wind gust has been recorded in the Florida Keys as Irma inches closer to the state. 

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Billings couple travels to Florida and prepares for Hurricane Irma

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FORT MEYERS, FL. - One Billings couple is in Fort Myers Florida as Hurricane Irma quickly approaches. 

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One fire is confirmed in Park County after a lightning strike ignited grass during a storm. 

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The mayoral primary for Billings is Tuesday, September 12th. It is a mail in vote only with 7 candidates to choose from. The elections office has received 33 percent of the ballots that were mailed out. Election Administrator Bret Rutherford said if you haven't received your ballot to call the election office and they'll work to figure it out with you.  Rutherford also said that if you didn't place your ballot in the mail by Friday, September 8th then it most likely won't be de... More>>

Former KULR-8 reporter braces for Hurricane Irma

Many people have a connection to Florida and for us here at KULR-8, it's no different. One of our own, former KULR-8 reporter Melinda Lee, is bracing for her first hurricane. 

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Catastrophic, life-threatening, extremely dangerous. Scary? Forecasters hope so.

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Thousands raised in #MontanaStrong donation drive

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On Thursday, the organizations we were supporting collected more than $9,000.

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Troy Gentry, one half of the award-winning country music duo Montgomery Gentry, has died in a helicopter crash. 

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A recent hack of credit monitoring agency EQUIFAX may have exposed more than a hundred million names, social security numbers, and addresses. Now the company is offering a year of free credit monitoring to those impacted.

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U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that approximately 30 Montana farmers and ranchers will receive $2.5 million to help rebuild after devastating wildfires ravaged eastern Montana. 

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As of this morning the Alice Creek Fire has no containment.  

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Bobcat football is back! Tailgating rules and where to park

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Montana state football is back! 

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Dragon Boat Festival in Lakeside canceled due to air quality

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Previous events have attracted more than 7,000 paddlers to Flathead Lake.

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Enrique Pena Nieto confirmed that at least five people have died. 

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People from all over the Indian Reservation were crying out to the BIA. The protest was held right in front of their office. Their message- justice.

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Since the Trump administration decided to end Daca the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, eight hundred thousands dreamers  put their fate in Congress' hands.  Across the United States, dreamers are fighting to make their voices heard, one of those voices is Sara Romero.  Born in Mexico, she came to America at eight years old. Now 27, Romero is a wife, mother, and has made Billings her home. 

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Skyview sophomore Tristin Edwards isn't the fastest or the strongest player on the field. He probably never will be. What he does have, is a passion that any coach would love their players to have.

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Billings police are working to recover a vehicle situated in a rocky area off of North 23rd Street after man drives off of the side of the Rims..

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#MontanaStrong Donation Drive

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ABC FOX Montana, KFBB News and KULR-8 News have joined forces to help fire victims and the firefighters who are on the front lines. 

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A pedestrian was killed while crossing Reserve Street Thursday morning. 

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Pregnant woman says restaurant body shamed her, denied service

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A waitress told her she had to leave the restaurant. She was wearing a crop top, her stomach exposed.

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Difference between Predatory and Defensive, how to protect yourself from a bear attack

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The question people are always asking living in a state like Montana, how do you protect yourself from a bear attack? 

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Public meeting discusses possible closure after July Fire devastation Video included

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A public meeting was held in Zortman to discuss future plans after the devastation from the July Fire.

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Billings Clinic medical spa moves to new location

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The Billings Clinic Facial Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa has moved to a new location on Central Avenue.

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Local schools react to DACA decision

Since the Trump administration decided to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the future for many DREAMers is uncertain. But how is the local community in Billings affected? We talked to local schools to find out.

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Congressman Gianforte releases statement after the House passes $7.9 Billion aid package for Harvey recovery

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The House has passed a $7.9 billion Harvey aid package. Republicans and Democrats united behind help for victims of that storm even as while an ever more powerful new hurricane bore down on Florida.

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They have fat, sugar and salt, a dangerous combo for our taste buds.  

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The state of Montana is currently in a terrible drought. 

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With summer officially over, it can be extremely easy to tire yourself out when at work. According to the New York Times, in a nationwide survey, 50 percent of respondents are consistently exhausted because of work. 

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Chief of Communications for BLM gives stats on this fire season

The Bureau of Land Management's Chief of Communications Al Nash breaks down the number of acres burned in Montana this year, along with numbers on the fires still burning around the state. 

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Air quality around Billings

With fires burning to all along the west side of the state and smoke descending over Billings, how can you tell when the air quality outside is good? Clark Snyder with Riverstone Health has the answer.

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We had some pretty clear skies Tuesday compared to the last few days. According to the website called Today's Air, the air quality was deemed good.

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Back here in Montana, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yellowstone County is short on volunteers and do not have enough people to mentor little brothers or sisters.

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Governor Bullock settles complaint tied to misuse of state plane

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Governor Steve Bullock is putting the investigation that he misused the state plane while campaigning for re-election behind him. 

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Kosovo devotes cathedral to St. Teresa 20 years after her death

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The Roman Catholic cathedral in Kosovo's capital has been consecrated to the saint formerly known as Mother Teresa of Calcutta. 

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The Rice Ridge Fire grew to more than 101,000 acres and containment on this fire dropped from 18% to just 7% according to Inciweb. 

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US to phase out 'Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals' program

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday called the program known as DACA as an "unconstitutional exercise of authority by the executive branch."

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Classes for Seeley-Swan students start at Paws Up Resort today

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The temporary location change is due to the Rice Ridge Fire burning near Seeley Lake. Seeley-Swan High School sits in the evacuation order zone of the fire. 

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Celebrities to headline Harvey relief telethon

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It is being organized by Houston rap artist Bun B and Scooter Braun, founder of SB Projects.

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#MontanaStrong: Havre woman raises thousands for fire relief

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She hopes to raise at least $10,000. 

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The popular social media platform Instagram has more than 700 million active users, but recently six million of those users have been hacked.

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As of Sunday, there are 50 active wildfires throughout the state of Montana. Many people are calling this one of the worst fire seasons in history.

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Travelers are still enjoying the Labor Day holiday at Glacier National Park despite the Sprague fire nearby.

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The Humane Society is making efforts to help rebuild communities in Texas and doing what they can to reconnect people with their pets.

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911 transcripts from officer involved shooting released

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Today, the 911 transcripts for the officer involved shooting that left one man dead have been released. 

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Flathead County Sheriff's Department Releases More Information About Threats

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An update to the situation in Flathead County, schools forced to close as the county's sheriffs department looks for the person responsible for threats targeting several schools. Today, the county sheriff's office released a press release, assuring the public progress is being made in this case of "cyber terrorism." The statement says in part, "Our negotiation team, assisted by the FBI negotiation team, has been in ongoing communication with the suspect in this case... ...

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