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Florida wildlife officials investigating video of boat dragging shark Video included

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Officials in Florida are investigating video showing a shark being dragged by a boat. The footage, posted on social media shows the boat pulling the shark at a high speed. The State Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says it's unclear if any laws were broken -- but the agency wants to talk to the boaters responsible. They're asking anyone who can identify the people in the video to call investigators.

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Zootown All Stars win fourth straight softball regional title

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For the fourth consecutive year, the Missoula Zootown All Stars are the champions of the Western Regional Senior Softball Tournament.  The team beat Southern California 13-3 in five innings in an impressive display of offensive power.

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Billings community continues to donate to Garfield and Petroleum counties

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The effort to help firefighters and local ranchers who have worked to protect land and its people continues.

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UPDATE: Garfield County residents battle fire and frustration Video included

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Some residents voiced their frustrations on social media over what they say is the lack of assistance from government agencies. Garfield County DES clarifies the mission as to why crews operate the way they do.

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Resources for firefighters can be found in Billings Video included

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With firefighters from all over the country traveling to Montana to help fight the wildfires, they need resources to continue the effort.

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Garfield County Fire Foundation aims to raise $500,000 Video included

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The Garfield County Fire Foundation established a Fundly account to raise $500,000 for farmers, ranchers, and homeowners impacted by the Lodgepole Complex Fire. 

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Fire southwest of Broadus burns thousands of acres

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According to the Bureau of Land Management, the fire was caused by lightning.  

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Billings rescue crews recover body from Rims

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Billings police and fire rescue crews are currently at Swords Park, working to recover a body from the Rims, according to police.

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Montana revenue shortfall triggers worst-case budget cuts

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Montana revenues have fallen far enough below projections to trigger a worst-case scenario $97 million in spending cuts across state government starting as soon as next month.

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USS Thunderbolt fires warning shots near Iranian naval ship

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An American defense official says a U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots near an Iranian naval ship during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf.

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Rock Creek fires grows over night; now being called Sapphire Complex

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Despite Monday having a red flag warning, the three fires burning near Rock Creek saw about the same amount of growth as previous days. Previously known as Goat Creek, Sliprock and Little Hogback, those three fires are now being referred to as the Sapphire Complex. Combined, the fires total 5,464 acres. Little Hogback grew over 2,700 acres. Goat Creek grew just over 500 more acres to around 2,300 acres and the smallest of the fires, Sliprock, saw little growth an... More>>

Woman sees land destroyed by Lodgepole Complex Fire for first time Video included

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We were with Elisa Rogge Murnion as she visited her family ranch near Sand Springs, for the first time since it was lost to fire last Friday. 

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Lack of sleep could lead to serious health issues like dementia

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Sleep apnea affects more than 20 million people, yet more than half of the people affected don’t use their CPAP mask. 

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Health risks involved with wildfire season, is breathing the smoke dangerous?

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Wildfire season is in full swing, but other than the damage wildfires cause to the earth, what does it do to your health? 

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Public meeting held at MSUB to discuss healthcare plans

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A public meeting was held on the MSUB campus Monday evening to inform Montanans about changes in health care plans. 

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Lodgepole Complex Fire Billings supply drop-off location Video included

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If you're looking to help those affected by the Lodgepole Complex Fires, but live Billings, there's a supply drop-off area in the heights. Joy Global, located off Main Street in the heights, is collecting supplies for those battling the Lodgepole Complex Fires. 

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Tourist plunges to his death in Montana's Glacier Park

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Officials with Montana's Glacier National Park say a visitor who was taking photographs of the scenery fell into a creek, was swept into a culvert and plunged off a steep cliff to his death.

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Police: Men arrested trying to buy drugs at police station

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Police say two men have been arrested after they tried to buy drugs from an officer at a Connecticut police station.

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Montanans unite to aid firefighters, ranchers Video included

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A community in turmoil is uniting together to help local ranchers and those fighting fires in Montana.

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Downtown rollover crash injures woman, infant

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A rollover crash in downtown Billings injured a woman and her infant son Monday. 

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Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling receives CACREP accreditation

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The Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) has granted the MSU Billings Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling program full accreditation for a term of eight years. 

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Weather could further impact fires near Rock Creek: Red Flag warning issued

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According to the National Weather Service, a red flag warning is in effect Monday from 2 to 9 pm for critical weather with shifting winds out of the northwest. This could affect the three fires burning east of Missoula, which grew over the weekend. Goat Creek fire grew 498 acres to 1,817. Sliderock fire grew 11 acres to 396 and Little Hogback grew 231 acres to 2,326. Right now, there is 0 percent containment for the Goat Creek and Little Hogback fires, and 5 percent containment... More>>

Lodgepole Complex Fire remains at zero percent containment

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The Lodgepole complex fire continues to spread spanning over 200,000 acres in Garfield county and remains at zero percent containment. 

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Daines said it was a team effort to get Guthrie released Video included

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Senator Daines is pleased with the outcome and said it was the best news he could have heard today. 

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Drugs stolen from Bismarck clinic pharmacy in armed robbery

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Still under investigation...

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Drought takes toll on crops across Northern Plains

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Drought across Northern Plains poses threat to crops. 

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"Prayers answered. Guthrie is home."

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Guthrie's mother told us how happy and relieved she is to have her son back. 

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UM student detained in China released Video included

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 University of Montana student detained in China is released after 40 hours hours of negotiations.

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US attorney calls immigrant smugglers "ruthless"

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio-based U.S. Attorney Richard Durbin Jr. says those responsible for the deaths of eight people inside a sweltering tractor-trailer truck outside a San Antonio Walmart store are "ruthless human smugglers indifferent to the well-being of their fragile cargo." 

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Additional resources on the way to Lodgepole Complex Fire, according to PIO Video included

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A community briefing was held Saturday evening in Jordan to inform residents of how crews are handling the Lodgepole Complex Fire. 

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Smoke covers Billings area Video included

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Lockwood fire chief John Staley said there are 13 organizations and fire departments who helped battle the sage fire.

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UPDATED: Part of Yellowstone Lake closed for firefighting plane

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Part of Yellowstone Lake is closed until further notice, so a scooper plane fighting the June Fire can collect water.

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$53M to go to US national park maintenance, infrastructure Video included

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ESTES PARK, Colo. (AP) - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced more than $50 million for maintenance and infrastructure work at national parks. 

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Garfield County issues mandatory evacuation for some residents

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Garfield County DES has issued a mandatory evacuation for residents north of Highway 200. 

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Rep. Hoyer says impasse over Russia sanctions bill resolved

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior House Democrat says congressional negotiators have reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package, to punish Moscow for meddling in U.S. elections and belligerence toward Ukraine. 

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Fire crews explain the most important part of battling a wildfire Video included

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Whenever there is a wildfire burning, there are brave men and women trying to contain it and safely put it out. While they are out battling the flames, crews must also make sure their loved ones know they are safe. 

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Fire retardant is crucial to battling wildfires Video included

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Al Nash is from the Bureau of Land Management and said fire retardant is more effective than water when it comes to fighting wildfires.

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Angel Horse tells history of Coulson, Montana

Terri Porta shares her Angel Horse that began as an art project and turned into a trot through the history of Coulson, Montana. More>>

Wally Kurth to perform at the Legends of Country Rock music festival Video included

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The annual Legends of Country Rock Festival takes place tomorrow on the far West End of Billings.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders replaces Spicer as WH press secretary

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New York financier Anthony Scaramucci has been formally named White House communications director and Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been promoted to press secretary in the Trump White House's latest shakeup.

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Grizzly linebacker Connor Strahm arrested for DUI

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A University of Montana Grizzly football player was recently arrested for driving under the influence. According to the Missoula County Jail Roster, Missoula Police arrested Connor Strahm on Saturday, July 15 at 12:34 a.m. He was booked into the Missoula County Jail at 3 a.m. Details surrounding his arrest were not made available on Thursday.

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Sean Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer is resigning his position, according to two people with knowledge of the decision. 

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Sage Hills Fire in Lockwood continues to grow

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Pre-evacuations are issued Thursday for residents in Lockwood following the spread of the Sage Hills Fire. The fire started around 4:45 Thursday afternoon on Hwy-7 and quickly spread northeast.  According to Yellowstone County Emergency Services Director, Brad Shoemaker, the fire has now reached 1,150 acres and is continuing to grow in size. Crews worked Thursday night into Friday morning and have gained ground. Pre-evacuations are still in effect for Huntington Hills, which i...

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Drowsy driving: It can be just as dangerous as drunk driving

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The dangers of drinking and driving are pounded into our heads from an early age, but there's another killer on the road and you might be doing it everyday: drowsy driving. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, driving while tired can be just as dangerous as driving while drunk. Just like when you're drunk, being tired slows down reaction time, impairs vision and causes lapses in judgment. 

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Red Ants Pants is ready to rock White Sulphur Springs

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We are one week away from one of the biggest festivals of the summer here in Montana. 

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When is hot too hot for your dog? One vet says 70 degrees

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Summers in Montana can get hot, but how hot is too hot for your pet? When a dog’s body temperature reaches above 106 degrees it could prove deadly. 

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Miracle moment firefighters revive dog after pulling him from burning home Video included

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A good deed from last year is paying dividends, and a dog's life is saved. Girl Scouts donated pet oxygen masks to the Bakersfield Fire Department in California last year. 

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Rain helps slow growth of June Fire in Shoshone National Forest Video included

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Rain helped slow the growth of a wild fire near Yellowstone Thursday. The June fire grew from five to 1900 acres Wednesday. A Shoshone National Forest spokeswoman says investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire that started about fifteen miles outside Yellowstone’s East Entrance Tuesday evening. Smoke was visible Wednesday in Cody, nearly forty miles away the next day.

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How the drought could affect your everyday meals Video included

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As the Treasure State faces a summer drought, Montanans may start to feel it in the air, as well as in their pockets.

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McDonald's adds Big Mac onesie, sweatsuit to delivery items

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With McDonald's now offering a delivery service, the fast-food giant is looking to make customers comfortable eating at home with a new clothing line that includes an adult-size Big Mac onesie.

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Tonight's Missoula Osprey game to be broadcasted on SWX

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For the first time in the history of the Missoula Osprey, one of their games will be able to be seen on television. Tonight's game against the Ogden Raptors will be aired on SWX Montana.  You can find SWX Montana on Charter cable, channel 199. You can also find it on standard cable in Missoula/Kalispell 23.3.  Osprey radio play-by-play announcer Cooper Perkins will simulcast his radio broadcast on the air tonight for your viewing pleasure. First pitch is at 7:05 PM (MT) Y... More>>

OJ Simpson granted parole in Nevada robbery

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O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas.

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Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dies in LA at 41

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The Los Angeles County coroner says Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of hard rock, hip-hop and rap, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday. He was 41.

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Authorities release name of fallen Missoula firefighter

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MISSOULA- The Missoula County Sheriff's Office has released the name of a wild land firefighter who was killed by a falling tree near Seeley Lake.  On their Facebook page's MCSO said 19-year-old Trenton Johnson of Missoula died of injuries sustained from a fallen tree snag. 

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Firefighter dies on the fire line in Lolo National Forest

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A firefighter has died while fighting a fire in the Lolo National Forest.  According to a press release sent from Grayback Forestry, a 19-year-old and a Missoula resident was killed in the line while fighting a fire on the Seeley Lake Ranger District.  The Grayback Forestry employee was part of a 20-person attack crew. He was struck by a falling tree. His name is being withheld until his family has been notified. More information will be available following a me...

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Student suspended for grading ex-girlfriend's breakup letter Video included

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A University of Central Florida student has been suspended after tweeting a photo showing how he graded his ex-girlfriend's apology letter. After Nick Lutz's ex-girlfriend sent him an apology letter, he grabbed a red pen and graded the handwritten letter like a school paper. Lutz called out her “useless fillers” as well as her “lackadaisical” handwriting in the tweet. He then summarized his findings at the end and gave her a D- grade. The univer... More>>

Two new Harry Potter books set to be published in October

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Two new books from the Harry Potter universe are set to be released as part of a British exhibition that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the launch of the series. The British Library's Harry Potter exhibition, "A History of Magic," opens in October and runs through February 2018. In an earnings statement released Tuesday, British publishing house Bloomsbury revealed that two new Potter books will be released in conjunction with the event. "Harry Potter: A History o... More>>

Wildland Firefighters battling Crying Fire in Petroleum County

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According to the Lewistown Interagency Dispatch Center, Wildland Firefighters were called to the Crying Fire located in Petroleum County west of the Musselshell River and about 30 miles northeast of Winnett on Wednesday. The Crying Fire was reported mid-day and has burned approximately 3,200 acres in grass, sage and timber on Bureau of Land Management, Private, State and Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge lands. 

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Community Gathers At 2nd Shift To Support Lockwood Little League Team At Regionals Video included

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The Lockwood community is showing support for team competing in the Senior League Baseball West Regional Tournament this week. 

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Gov. Bullock declares drought disaster

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Governor Steve Bullock today issued an Executive Order declaring 28 counties and five Indian Reservations in a drought disaster.

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Doctors: Sen. John McCain has brain tumor

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Doctors say Arizona Sen. John McCain has a brain tumor associated with a blood clot that was removed last week.

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Yola the dog finds a new home Video included

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A Craigslist ad about a veteran and his dog goes viral. The ad is written from the dog's perspective. In the ad, Yola introduces herself as a beagle shepherd mix. 

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Climb to Conquer Cancer returns to Red Lodge Mountain Video included

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Billings community members come together to support several cancer fundraising events each year. 

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Far-ranging grizzly spotted in Montana's Big Belt Mountains

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Another grizzly bear has shown up in a part of Montana that hasn't seen grizzlies in as long as a century. 

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Do it yourself: Post power outage checks

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When it comes to power problems at home, there's some simple things you can do to fix the problem before calling an expert for help.

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Bozeman fly fishing gear company is representing Montana in the White House

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This week a Bozeman fly fishing gear company is representing Montana in the White House. 

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When life hands you limes, don't squeeze them outdoors

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There's a common ingredient in popular summer food and drinks, like margaritas and guacamole, that when exposed to sun can lead to a dangerous chemical reaction. One Minneapolis man learned that the hard way. According to Good Housekeeping, Minneapolis musician Adam Levy was outside for his daughters graduation, preparing several dishes with lime juice. A few days later, he got a blistering second-degree burn on his hand.  Missoula dermatologist Charlotte Kutsch says what... More>>

Summer camps are fun for children, but how much do they cost?

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With summer in full swing, parents might be looking for something to keep their children busy. 

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Montana ranked 6th, Montana State ranked 8th in preseason poll

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The Big Sky conference released their annual preseason coaches and media poll today, and for the first time in a long time, the Montana State Bobcats and Montana Grizzlies are nowhere near the top.

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Fire season puts a strain on volunteer fire fighters Video included

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Monday, we spoke about how the Bureau of Land Management handles this busy fire season.

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Montanan senators react to latest blow to GOP health care bill Video included

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Majority leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate will vote "sometime in the near future" on repealing the Obama Health Care Bill.

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Trump asks Oman's sultan to help counter Iranian activities

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is asking Oman's sultan to help counter Iran's destabilizing activities in the Middle East.

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Think twice before posting pictures of your kids on social media

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Many parents turn to social media to seek and share advice about parenting challenges. But just because you can do it, should you?  Generation Z is the first generation to be born in the era of smart-phones, where their whole lives can be documented on social media. Taking a picture of your child in the bath can be adorable, but that bathtub baby is now a teenager. According to Parenting magazine, here are some photos you should never post of your children online: 

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Helping your teen navigate summer sobriety

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Summertime often brings pool parties, barbeques and trips. For teenagers, however, it means they have an open agenda, which can often lead to trouble. Teens go from being overbooked during the school year: soccer practice, school, and homework, to not having much to do at all over summer months.  It can be an especially difficult time for "tweens." They're too old for daycare, but too young to work. Experts say that boredom could lead them to drinking. In Montana, al... More>>

Kennel cough is on the rise in Montana

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The vet's office has some troubling news for dog owners. 

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Big Sky Country Fair kicks off, but how much does it cost?

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It’s that time of year again, when the smell of corn dogs and deep fried food fills the air. 

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Fighting with your spouse could prove costly to your health

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Next time you are in an argument with your spouse, make sure to think of your health. 

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Three Griz, One Bobcat placed on All-Big Sky Team

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The Big Sky Conference released their preseason all-conference teams. Three Montana Grizzly players made the list: Offensive Tackle David Reese, Wide Receiver Jerry Louie-McGee, and Outside Linebacker Josh Buss. One Montana State Bobcat player made the list as well, middle linebacker Mac Bignell.

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McConnell says he'll push for clean repeal bill

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, facing defeat on his "Obamacare" replacement, says he will push the Senate to pass a clean repeal bill. 

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Australian couple travels 10,000 miles to support son playing for Billings Mustangs Video included

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As Jake Turnbull takes the field with the Billings Mustangs this week, both his host family and birth family are in the crowd, but it's safe to say the trip to Dehler Park is quite a bit longer for the Turnbulls.

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See this? Doctors find 27 contact lenses in woman's eye

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Doctors intending to perform cataract surgery on a 67-year-old woman in Britain found something rather unexpected: 17 contact lenses mashed together in her right eye.

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Keeping your children safe in public pools Video included

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During the summer, many kids spend their time swimming in city pools.

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Drunk Driver hands officer a tube of lipstick as her ID

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Driver with a .229 blood alcohol level hands the officer a tube of lipstick when asked for her identification. 

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Body found roadside near Jefferson City

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An adult female body was found roadside near Jefferson City Sunday morning. 

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Mother punched in face over social media

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A dispute over problems logging into social media accounts due to a new "device" led to an assault involving a child being ripped from the mother's arms. 

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DPHHS budget cuts could impact 1500 adults with disabilities

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Potential Budget cuts by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) may impact 1500 adults with disabilities served by the Opportunity Resources, Inc. (ORI). 

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UM Student Released After Being Held In China

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In a conference call Sunday afternoon, Senator Steve Daines announced that Guthrie McLean has been released from a China jail.  Daines said he received an email early Sunday afternoon from Guthrie's mother Jennifer saying, "Prayer's answered. Guthrie is home." The Senator says the release came after two days of negotiations stretching 20 hours each. Guthrie is in good condition and charges against him have been dropped. U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released...

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Man allegedly solicited sex from cop undercover posing as teen boy

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A Great Falls man is charged with sexual abuse of a child after allegedly soliciting sex from police posing as a teenager online. According to court documents, Alex Hamilton is charged with two counts of sexual abuse of children.

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Bullock For President? Governor Creates Federal PAC

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Governor Steve Bullock has been tabbed as the top Democratic governor to potentially run against President Trump in 2020 by The New York Times. During a meeting with reporters, Bullock said he's seeking to add his voice to the national conversation on many issues, but it was premature to start talking about a presidential race. Wednesday, Bullock told KFBB he is still focused on his job leading Montana, but says the country can learn a lot from the way things are done in the Treasur... More>>

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  • Florida wildlife officials investigating video of boat dragging shark

    Florida wildlife officials investigating video of boat dragging shark

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 2:06 AM EDT2017-07-26 06:06:47 GMT

    Officials in Florida are investigating video showing a shark being dragged by a boat. The footage, posted on social media shows the boat pulling the shark at a high speed. The State Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says it's unclear if any laws were broken -- but the agency wants to talk to the boaters responsible. They're asking anyone who can identify the people in the video to call investigators.

    Officials in Florida are investigating video showing a shark being dragged by a boat. The footage, posted on social media shows the boat pulling the shark at a high speed. The State Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says it's unclear if any laws were broken -- but the agency wants to talk to the boaters responsible. They're asking anyone who can identify the people in the video to call investigators.

  • USS Thunderbolt fires warning shots near Iranian naval ship

    USS Thunderbolt fires warning shots near Iranian naval ship

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 1:37 PM EDT2017-07-25 17:37:44 GMT

    An American defense official says a U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots near an Iranian naval ship during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf.

    An American defense official says a U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots near an Iranian naval ship during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf.

  • Police: Men arrested trying to buy drugs at police station

    Police: Men arrested trying to buy drugs at police station

    Monday, July 24 2017 10:06 PM EDT2017-07-25 02:06:04 GMT

    Police say two men have been arrested after they tried to buy drugs from an officer at a Connecticut police station.

    Police say two men have been arrested after they tried to buy drugs from an officer at a Connecticut police station.

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  • Pet tech aimed at helping furry friends

    Pet tech aimed at helping furry friends

    Most of the time when you play with your pet, you reach for some sort of toy. But, what if you’re not home? There are actually TV shows and apps now that you can get to entertain your pets.

    Most of the time when you play with your pet, you reach for some sort of toy. But, what if you’re not home? There are actually TV shows and apps now that you can get to entertain your pets.

  • Florida wildlife officials investigating video of boat dragging shark

    Florida wildlife officials investigating video of boat dragging shark

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    A video showing a shark being dragged at high speeds behind a boat filled with a group of men has sparked outrage online. An investigation into the footage is underway by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. In the video, the men can be heard laughing while watching the shark being flung around the water, appearing to be attached to the boat by a roped tied around its tail.

  • Your money: Microsoft Paint gets a second chance at life

    Your money: Microsoft Paint gets a second chance at life

    Just one day after Microsoft said it was getting rid of the drawing program, the company says it will be offered for free in the Windows store.
    The program was released in 1985 with the first version of Windows and has been installed with every version of Windows since. A different app, "Paint 3D," will be included in on current and future versions of Windows. As of last year, the app still had over 100 million monthly users.

    Just one day after Microsoft said it was getting rid of the drawing program, the company says it will be offered for free in the Windows store.
    The program was released in 1985 with the first version of Windows and has been installed with every version of Windows since. A different app, "Paint 3D," will be included in on current and future versions of Windows. As of last year, the app still had over 100 million monthly users.