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Mega Millions jackpot hits $1B, thanks to worsening odds

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If it seems lottery jackpots are getting larger and larger, it's because they are getting larger and larger. More>>

Magnitude 4.0 earthquake shakes Texas, Oklahoma panhandles

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An earthquake has shaken parts of the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles. More>>

Final day at The NILE Stock Show and Rodeo Video included

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Saturday was the final day of The NILE Stock Show and Rodeo.  It was another eventful day at The NILE. The trade show continued on all day, the Jr. Angus Sale was earlier Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon was the Gold Buckle Select Performance Horse Sale.

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Moss Mansion gets haunted for Halloween Video included

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Historic Moss Mansion has turned into an asylum for the coming weeks to celebrate the Halloween season.  The mansion will feature horror theater. Local actors will perform an asylum themed play on both floors of the Haunted Moss Mansion.  

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Local film, "The Blood Hunter," premiers at the Babcock on Saturday Video included

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 A feature film produced right here in Billings is set to debut this weekend.  The Blood Hunter is a feature film about a man who has lost his family to a pack of vampires.

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Tropical Storms Willa and Vicente swirling off Mexico

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Two tropical storms are in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico, and one is forecast to become a hurricane and approach the country's west coast late next week. More>>

Person of Interest Update in Missoula City Police Department Murder Investigation

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A post from the Missoula County Sheriff's Office on Facebook provides us with an update on the Missoula murder suspect.

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New Mega Millions jackpot an estimated $1.6 BILLION

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KHQ.COM - With no one winning the jackpot Friday night, the new estimated Mega Millions jackpot has soared to $1.6 billion dollars, tying the largest lottery prize in US history. The numbers were 65, 53, 23, 15, 70 and Mega Ball 7. California lottery officials say one person did get five of the six numbers correct.

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Trump space force plan is grounded in real needs but hazy

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has demanded that Pentagon create a new military service, a Space Force to assure "American dominance in space." And with that demand, Trump has injected urgency into the debate over the best way to protect U.S. interests in space, both military and commercial.  

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Group calls for Saudis to produce writer's body

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ISTANBUL - Amnesty International says Saudi Arabia should "immediately produce" the body of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi so that independence forensic experts can conduct an autopsy in line with international standards.    The human rights group issued th...

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Angela Marshall speaks exclusively with President Trump while in Missoula

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Montanans witnessed history on Thursday when the 45th President of the United States stopped in Missoula, marking the first visit by a sitting U.S. president in the 21st century. ABC FOX Montana's Angela Marshall and Photographer Joe Lesar were able to get a unique viewpoint of this rally as members of the presidential press pool. Angela was also given the exclusive chance to speak with President.

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Missing People

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We have three reports of missing people that you need to hear about.

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Billion Dollar Lottery

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The mega millions jackpot now stands at a record-breaking 1 billion dollars and it could still be yours, because a drawing is coming up tonight.

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ZooMontana hosts Princess Day Video included

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ZooMontana invited kids and families to come to the zoo today dressed as their favorite princesses and superheroes.  "Today has been unbelievable we've had a good crowd in the past when we've done it but we've never done it in October. 

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Crow Chief Judge Leroy Not Afraid and Judge Kari Covers Up removed from office

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This information just into our newsroom, Crow Nation Chief Judge Leroy Not Afraid, and Associate Judge Kari Covers Up have been removed from office by the Crow Legislative Branch. 

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Russian national charged with interfering in U.S. political system, 2018 midterm elections

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A criminal complaint was unsealed in Alexandria, Virginia, today charging a Russian national for her alleged role in a Russian conspiracy to interfere in the U.S. political system, including the 2018 midterm election. 

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New permit try for proposed Wyoming coal-to-products mine

A company looking to open a coal mine in Wyoming has resubmitted a state permit application. More>>

Montana unemployment rate holds at 3.6 percent in September

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Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 3.6 percent in September, the lowest rate in just over 11 years.

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Search for 3 suspects after a double murder at Missoula's Mountain Valley Inn

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Authorities are searching for three suspects, after two people were found dead at Missoula's Mountain Valley hotel. The reports came in around 1 a.m. Friday morning. Authorities arrived at the inn on West Broadway St. and began investigating. They confirmed there was possible use of a firearm associated with the murders. They say they have found a car associated with the suspects, but have not released the identities of those suspects. Authorities say there is no threat to the ge...

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President Trump jokes about Gianforte body slam incident

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For the second time in his visits to Montana, President Donald Trump made light of an incident in which Republican congressman Greg Gianforte body slammed a British reporter.

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Great Falls annual leaf pick-up need-to-knows Video included

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Great Falls' annual leaf pick-up is going to be this Monday, October 22 - November 7.  The Natural Resources Division will be vacuuming up leaves in conjunction with the City Street Division to sweep the roadways from 7 am -3 pm, Monday- Friday. If you live in the Boulevard district, you’ll need to put your leaves on the Boulevard curb instead of in the storm gutters. The reason for this is because rain and/or snow will make it extremely difficult to ...

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Angela Marshall interviews President Trump one-on-one after Missoula rally

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During Thursday's campaign rally in Missoula, ABC FOX Montana's Angela Marshall got the only opportunity to interview President Donald Trump.

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Statewide teacher conference held at Skyview High School Video included

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Montana Federation Public Employees host a statewide teacher conference at Skyview High School all day on Thursday. 

The conference provides young teachers with the professional development credit they need after they receive their certification. 

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Naturalization ceremony held at district court house Video included

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 39 very excited people from eighteen countries were approved to become United States Citizens today at James F. Battin Courthouse.  The newest citizens of the United States pledged their oath of allegiance, and received their certificates of citizenship in court today.  

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Letters sent to resolve ballot issue Video included

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A small district in the heights received the wrong house district and senate district ballots last week.  If you live in district 44.3, you may have received a ballot for 43.3. Yellowstone County Administration Bret Rutherford says the error effects less than two percent of people in the district. T

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Proposed new hotel and conference center in Powell, WY

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Powell - Powell is one step closer to a new hotel and convention center.  The state of Wyoming approved a three million dollar grant to build a conference center, and a Montana investor plans to build an adjacent hotel. 

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Texas police identify woman, child in doorbell video

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SPRING, Texas - Authorities in Texas say a woman who left a toddler alone on a stranger's doorstep could face charges of felony child endangerment.

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Wyoming's fiscal woes dominate governor candidates' debate

Wyoming's fiscal future, including how to pay for education and health care, dominated a debate between candidates for governor. More>>

WATCH LIVE: President Trump in Missoula

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MISSOULA - ABC FOX Montana and Angela Marshall are on the scene as President Donald Trump arrives in Missoula. Watch our live stream of the event here.

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Presidential plane lands in Great Falls

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KFBB is receiving reports that a presidential plane has landed in Great Falls at the Montana Air National Guard. It is unclear what exactly the plane is doing at MANG, although it is suspected the plane could be apart of the President's fleet and there wasn't room at the Missoula International Airport for the entire fleet to land.  Our Ricky Blackburn is currently on the scene at the airport, and is working to bring us more information as it becomes available.  More>>

1 Killed in Motorcycle Crash on South 20th Street West in Billings

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One person is dead after losing control of their motorcycle on S. 20th St. on Billings Westend.

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Trump's battle over Montana gets personal

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President Trump's visit to Missoula on Thursday is his third stop in the Treasure State in just three months.  

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President Trump addresses supporters in Missoula

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Here's the NBC feed as President Donald Trump speaks for the third time in Montana this year at his latest "Make America Great Again" rally. 

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Montana county has error in absentee ballot instructions

A western Montana county mailed inaccurate ballot instructions with absentee ballots for the Nov. 6 general election.

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Local Meat for Local Schools

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Do you know exactly what your children are eating at school? Cody School District parents now know their kids are eating locally raised beef. When the kids at Cody’s Middle School chowed down on tacos Tuesday, they probably weren’t thinking about how nutritious they  were.  But, the school district’s nutrition director thinks about it all the time. Genevieve Sheets explained, “We have a protein goal every day.  And, it just made sense to try to... More>>

Large flames consumed home on the western edge of the Magic City

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Large flames consumed a home on the westernmost edge of the Magic City Wednesday evening.  Molt Fire Department and Billings Fire Department responded to the scene at 77th St W and Grand Avenue around 4:30 pm.  Smoke could be seen across Billings.  We're told the fire is being investigated and is considered suspicious. Sherry Wilson said the home was her son Ryan's and was told someone was seen working on a car on the backside of the home.  The vehicle caught ... More>>

Jay Owenhouse and family perform Saturday at Alberta Bair Theater

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Magician Jay Owenhouse is at the Alberta Bair Theater this weekend. But first, he made a stop with; his family at Rimrock Mall to perform an escape trick on Wednesday night.  

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Deadly Accident on Chief Joseph Highway Repair

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Officials released the pictures of a deadly construction accident Wednesday.

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Passages and Alpha House working to make viable community members

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When applying for a job you typically have to answer if you have a felony conviction.  For those at Passages and Alpha House, they have to say yes.  But it's required all residents at the pre-release centers work 40 hours a week.  Once you enter the doors of Passages you become a resident of the facility just like a resident of an apartment complex.  You eat your meals, go to work, and pay rent. "Sometimes they just need some help to get back on the right step... More>>

Seattle man files civil rights lawsuit against JetBlue airline Video included

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This past January, a JetBlue flight from New York to Seattle had to make an unscheduled landing in Billings.  A female passenger was thought to be having a stroke, but when the plane landed, an elderly man was also escorted off the plane. That man has since sued the airline.  

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Company behind Black Butte Copper Mine facing campaign allegations

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Sandfire Resources, the Australian-based company behind the Black Butte Copper Mine in White Sulphur Springs, is getting some heat tonight from proponents of Initiative 186. I-186 is a ballot initiative that would increase mining regulations, specifically with regards to water pollution.

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Laurel school resource officer resigns after "inappropriate" texts, sexual contact with student

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A Laurel High School resource officer resigns after an internal investigation by the city reveals he was exchanging "flirtatious and inappropriate" text messages with a 16-year-old student at the close of the 2017 school year. 

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Missoula passes amended emergency gun ban in public places

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The Missoula City Council passed two ordinances banning firearms in public places.    Both ordinances, passed Monday, ban firearms at all polling places, schools, parks, museums, libraries and the city council chambers.    The first was an emergency ordinance that went into effect immediately due to the fact the general election is Nov. 6, while the regular ordinance will go into effect in 30 days.    The amended emergency ordinance... More>>

Bird migration is causing a headache for many in Great Falls Video included

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If you’ve noticed a little more bird poop on your car, don’t worry, they aren’t just targeting you. When birds migrate to the south in the winter, they travel in large concentrated groups.  As a result, there will be more bird feces around the area.  Every bird species is different in how they decide when it’s time to spread their wings and fly south for warmer weather. According to Montana's FWP, Great Falls is the perfect place for birds to take... More>>

YWCA Missoula fights family homelessness

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Family homelessness is a big issue in Montana, but it’s not always a visible one. One Missoula organization is trying to create more options for homeless families in need. 

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Miles City Unified School District denies any allegations of knowledge in sex abuse case Video included

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New developments regarding the case against former Custer County High School trainer, accused of sexually abusing more than 100 boys in a civil suit filed September 21st.

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NILE Trade Show in Billings through Saturday Video included

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The NILE is in town and with that comes the rodeo, agriculture shows, learning, and the trade show.  The NILE trade show is home to everything from clothes to farming equipment and even animals and you can come check it out all the way through Saturday at 5 pm.  Vendors come from all over to showcase the newest and greatest products for ranching and farming.  This is not only a good place for the agriculture community to come together but a place for others to learn as ... More>>

Billings police ask for help in Laura Johnson missing person case Video included

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The Billings Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado. 

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Project Safe Neighborhoods working to lower Yellowstone County crime rate Video included

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A national program is working to make neighborhoods safer everywhere and since being introduced in Yellowstone County earlier this year and it seems to be working.  Project Safe Neighborhoods looks at areas of Montana with high crime rates.  Now six months in law enforcement believes that crime rates are decreasing.  The initiative is seeing a number of alleged criminals being arrested with guns and drugs seized.  According to the FBI violent crimes in Montana incr...

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First child porn suspect on FBI list pleads guilty

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The first-ever child pornography suspect named to the FBI's Most Wanted list cashed out his life savings and was fleeing law enforcement on a bus traveling across Montana last year when another passenger noticed child pornography on his laptop screen.

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City of Laurel investigating SRO after reports of sexual contact with student

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A Laurel school resource officer has been placed on administrative leave after allegations of sexual contact with a student.  

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BREAKING: Man found in Missouri River identified

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GREAT FALLS- The Cascade County Coroner has identified the man whose body was found in the Missouri River over the weekend.

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U.S. Senate candidates now obligated to file campaign finance information online

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The Montana Senate race is attracting nationwide attention, and a new requirement that aims to increase openness about campaign finances breaks it down by the numbers. 

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NorthWestern Energy expected to replace street lights with LED lights for cost-efficiancy Video included

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NorthWestern Energy notifies Billings City Council the company is in the early stages of a four-year program to replace existing street lights with LED lights, beginning in 2019.

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Two-vehicle crash sends one person to the hospital Video included

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One person is sent to the hospital after a vehicle failed to yield in Downtown Billings, causing a two vehicle crash.

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Fight with your heart against breast cancer fundraiser October 18th Video included

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October is national breast cancer awareness month.

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Montana Treasure: Butte's Dish-ability food truck

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A small Butte business is helping make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities, one taco at a time. The Dish-ability food truck is this week's Montana Treasure.

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Former Billings chemist pleads guilty to tampering with water samples Video included

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A former Billings chemist was back in court this morning and pleaded guilty to the accusations against her.

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Eastern Montana deputy charged with sexual abuse of child

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An eastern Montana sheriff's deputy, who had been running for sheriff, faces a charge of sexual abuse of a child.

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President Trump's Rally location changes to Minuteman Aviation Video included

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MISSOULA - President Donald Trump's third visit to the Treasure State is slated to take place Thursday evening at an aviation center near the Missoula airport.

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Jeff Bridges visiting Bozeman to support Sen. Jon Tester

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BOZEMAN - Actor Jeff Bridges is appearing at a meet and greet in Montana to support Sen. Jon Tester's reelection campaign. 

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Another NASA space telescope shuts down in orbit

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Another NASA space telescope has shut down and halted science operations. More>>

City Club Missoula to host forum on proposed open space bond

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 City Club Missoula will host a forum on the potential Missoula open space bond on October 15. The bond will be up for a vote in November, and the forum will feature speakers on both sides of the issue. 

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Tattoo parlor raises money for local breast cancer patients

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Rise Again Tattoo hosted a special Breast Cancer event on Sunday. At the event, they offered Breast Cancer awareness designs for fifty dollars each. 

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Day three at NILE Stock Show and Rodeo showcases youth Video included

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Today was day three at the NILE Stock Show and Rodeo. The main event in the Montana Pavilion today was the Jr. Fed Lamb Show. Kids from ages eight to eighteen came from all across the country to show off their lambs to the judges and the Billings crowd on Saturday. The juniors competed in showmanship and market events in the Montana Pavilion after training all year.  For the kids, the event is an opportunity for them to work hard and make some money for their prized lambs. ... More>>

Local band, L.A. bound

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GREAT FALLS- Five guys from Great Falls, one band, and a shot at recording in L.A. They're called Call Of The Awakened. They've been together since high school jamming out to hard rock and metal music, and now they're heading to L.A. in February for three weeks to record their second album. However, this journey didn't come easy. Besides the struggle of breaking into one of the toughest industries in the world, two members also dealt with major heartbreak.  "We were gettin...

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Bayern Brewery reaches out to Great Falls for glass recycling Video included

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Jurgen Knoller, the CEO of Missoula's Bayern Brewing, leads the brewery's innovative recycling program and says he wants to start accepting glass from Great Falls.

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Music is Medicine singer visiting 50 states, 50 hospitals

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GREAT FALLS- A man is traveling across the country, stopping in one hospital every state to spread his mission of Music Is Medicine.

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Idaho man shares story of Grizzly attack while bow hunting in Montana

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A Facebook post by Bob Legasa of Idaho is going viral after he survived a grizzly attack while bow hunting in Montana. 

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President Trump coming to Missoula

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Details on President Donald Trump's third visit to Montana have been released.

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Smash & Dash event smashes cars to support local veterans Video included

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Warrior Wishes Montana partnered up with Fat Fender Freddy's in Laurel to support local veterans on Saturday afternoon.  At the "Smash & Dash" people could hit a donated car with a sledgehammer for ten dollars to benefit Montana's veterans . 

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Woman held at Butte-Silver Bow Detention Center dies

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A female inmate has died at the Butte-Silver Bow Detention center where she was being held. According to Sheriff  Ed Lester, the woman was found unresponsive by detention staff at approximately 2 o'clock this afternoon. Efforts to revive the woman were unsuccessful. Detectives from butte and Montana division of criminal investigations are investigating the death. The woman's body has been transported to Montana state crime lab in Missoula where an autopsy will be completed. We... More>>

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  • Mattress Firm Student of the Week: Hellgate's Burke McGowan

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 9:33 PM EDT2018-10-17 01:33:15 GMT

    Imagine entering your senior year of football having never won a football game. "Coming in as a freshman and seeing our varsity get beat 79-0, and just watching that from the sidelines and saying wow, this is going to take a lot." Burke McGowan says with a laugh.

    Imagine entering your senior year of football having never won a football game. "Coming in as a freshman and seeing our varsity get beat 79-0, and just watching that from the sidelines and saying wow, this is going to take a lot." Burke McGowan says with a laugh.

  • Mattress Firm Student of the Week: Emily Kidder, Capital High School

    Mattress Firm Student of the Week: Emily Kidder, Capital High School

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 1:51 AM EDT2018-10-10 05:51:42 GMT
    Wednesday, October 10 2018 1:51 AM EDT2018-10-10 05:51:42 GMT

    Capital High senior Emily Kidder participates in at least three sports throughout the school year and right now volleyball is in season.  "We're always together. We're always there for each other no matter what. If we get down a point we're like hey next one and we just stick together so it's awesome," said Emily Kidder.  

    Capital High senior Emily Kidder participates in at least three sports throughout the school year and right now volleyball is in season.  "We're always together. We're always there for each other no matter what. If we get down a point we're like hey next one and we just stick together so it's awesome," said Emily Kidder.  

  • Mattress Firm Student of the Week: Foothills' Falcons Keileigh Fulbright

    Mattress Firm Student of the Week: Foothills' Falcons Keileigh Fulbright

    Wednesday, October 3 2018 4:16 PM EDT2018-10-03 20:16:18 GMT
    Wednesday, October 3 2018 4:16 PM EDT2018-10-03 20:16:18 GMT

    Senior Keileigh Fulbright shows up to practice every day with a smile on her face, ready to set her team up for success. Last season, she was a hitter, but has spent a lot of time playing in various positions on the court, and when the Falcons senior setter graduated, it opened up the spot to anyone daring enough to give it a try.

    Senior Keileigh Fulbright shows up to practice every day with a smile on her face, ready to set her team up for success. Last season, she was a hitter, but has spent a lot of time playing in various positions on the court, and when the Falcons senior setter graduated, it opened up the spot to anyone daring enough to give it a try.

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  • Final day at The NILE Stock Show and Rodeo

    Final day at The NILE Stock Show and Rodeo

    Saturday was the final day of The NILE Stock Show and Rodeo. 

    It was another eventful day at The NILE. The trade show continued on all day, the Jr. Angus Sale was earlier Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon was the Gold Buckle Select Performance Horse Sale. 

    Saturday was the final day of The NILE Stock Show and Rodeo. 

    It was another eventful day at The NILE. The trade show continued on all day, the Jr. Angus Sale was earlier Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon was the Gold Buckle Select Performance Horse Sale. 

  • Grizzly attack survivor speaks out

    Grizzly attack survivor speaks out

    A grizzly attack survivor speaks out.  The attack happened last Saturday afternoon near Yellowstone National Park.

    A grizzly attack survivor speaks out.  The attack happened last Saturday afternoon near Yellowstone National Park.