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Darby Schools investigating another social media threat

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Law enforcement officers are investigating another social media threat posted by an unknown person toward the Darby School District.

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Bitcoin boom: Montanans turn to a new type of mining

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Two Montana communities are trying to transform their industrial heritage into 21st century bitcoin mining.

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Hundreds gather on Higgins Ave. Bridge during school walkout

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Hundreds of Missoula high school students gathered on the Higgins Avenue Bridge Wednesday to protest gun violence. 

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Secular and religious leaders pay tribute to Billy Graham

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Leaders expressed admiration and respect for evangelist Billy Graham, who died at his North Carolina home Wednesday morning.

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Missoula company bringing over a dozen jobs to state with record investment funds

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A Montana-based high-tech mapping company says it's on track to provide more high-paying jobs in Missoula and Bozeman.

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MSU announces first concert at Bobcat Stadium since 1981

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A Grammy-award winning band will be the first group to play a concert at Bobcat Stadium in 37 years. According to an MSU release, Imagine Dragons is scheduled to headline at the stadium this summer.

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Film festival bringing in big business for local retailers

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The 15th annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival continues today as more than 30,000 people come to participate, but the filmmakers aren’t the only ones benefiting.

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New city council member sworn in

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Billings has a new City Council member for District 4.

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Billings Fire Department discusses how they perform assisted breathing for pets Video included

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In the event of a structure fire, firefighters check to see if there are any pets inside the building such as cats or dogs. If they do find that a pet needs help breathing, they will administer oxygen via pet mask.

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Court docs: Suspect in iDoctor burglary admits to stealing from multiple businesses

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A Billings man accused of breaking into iDoctor on the West End of Billings is also being accused of breaking into three other electronic stores in the area. 

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Frostbite Prevention Video included

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With winter still underway, below freezing temperatures can lead to hypothermia and frostbite.

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Billings Police Chief reports theft at department evidence locker Video included

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Billings Police Chief Rich St. John reported Tuesday evidence was stolen from the department's evidence locker by a former evidence technician. 

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Court docs: Darby student told classmates who he would shoot Video included

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New details have been released in the alleged school shooting threat against Darby High School. Witnesses say that Kayser told a group of students on lunch break that he was "going to shoot up the school."

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Traffic Alert: Two incidents block lanes of I-90

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Two separate accidents delayed traffic on I-90 Tuesday afternoon west of Missoula. 

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Fergie says 'tried my best' after national anthem blowback

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Fergie is apologizing after trying something different with the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game.

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Louisiana attorney general breaks ribs in Montana snowboarding fall

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Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is recuperating after breaking six ribs in a Montana snowboarding accident over the Mardi Gras holiday.

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8 animals and one person rescued from Billings apartment fire

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Firefighters had to resuscitate two of five dogs rescued from the apartment. Their owner was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

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"Middle of Nowhere" found in Montana

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A new analysis has determined where the "middle of nowhere" is in the United States: and it's in northeastern Montana. 

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How to handle negative temps according to Montanans

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How do you stay warm in subzero temperatures? Montanans explain. 

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SD2 is closed Tuesday will resume Wednesday

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Bitter cold temperatures lead SD2 to close all schools and cancel activities Tuesday, but Superintendent Terry Bouck says things will be back to normal on Wednesday. However, the district will continue alternative bus routes through Friday. 

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Darby man arrested in alleged school threats Video included

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An 18-year-old Darby student is in custody after allegations related to a school threat. 

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Billings bronze-casting building erupts in flames overnight

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Billings Bronze, Inc. erupted in flames late Sunday night. Fire crews say no one was inside the building at the time, located at North 12th Street on the industrial north side of Billings. The fire was reported just after 10 p.m. A cause has not yet been determined.   

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School closures and delays for Tuesday, Feb. 20

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The following schools are closed or delayed due to weather and road conditions:

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Local MMA fighter aims to put Billings on the map Video included

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A local Billings man fights to put the Magic City on the map in the MMA world of athletes.

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Red Lodge Mountain Sees Great Ski Season

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A ski lift that malfunctioned at Red Lodge Mountain on Saturday, is not stopping visitors from snowboarding and skiing today. Despite the hiccup over the weekend, Saturday was the busiest day of the year for the resort. Jeff Schmidt, the Red Lodge Mountain manager, explained that the incident appeared to be a perfect storm, "That weight and loading and timing, and it came out of the wheels and went onto what's called a cable catcher to prevent it from flying up and then there's a...

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Trump supports improving gun background checks

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The White House says President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve the federal gun background check system after a school shooting in Florida that left 17 dead.

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US scientists try crowdsourcing to stop invasive mussels

By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Federal officials are offering a $100,000 prize to find a way to kill invasive quagga and zebra mussels. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says the only area not yet invaded by the mussels in the contiguous United States is the Columbia River Basin in the Pacific Northwest. The basin contains struggling runs of salmon and steelhead trout. The basin is also heavily harnessed for hydroelectric power. Officials estimate it will cost $5... More>>

Utah man dies in avalanche near Wyoming ski resort

A family says an Orem man they considered to be part of their family died in an avalanche in Wyoming.

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Gibson Guitar company may be bankrupt

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Iconic guitar brand Gibson could be on the brink of bankruptcy, according to a CNBC report.

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Search underway for missing skier at Whitefish Mountain Resort

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WHITEFISH- Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry told the Flathead Beacon that search and rescue teams have found no sign of a man believed to have been skiing outside the boundaries of Whitefish Mountain Resort.    Authorities have not released the man's name but say he was reported missing when he didn't return home on Saturday.    The man was last seen near the Flower Point area on Big Mountain.    Curry said Sunday night that rescue teams on skis, snowm...

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Montana town experiences 80-degree temperature swing

The temperature in a northern Montana town changed by more than 80 degrees in a single day this week.

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Agency managing vast US lands experiences year of upheaval

A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of staff members re-assigned, key positions go unfilled, rules governing industry shelved and a sweeping reorganization proposed for its 70,000 employees.

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MetraPark announces Luke Bryan ticket sales date

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Country Superstar Luke Bryan will play the RimRock Auto Arena at MetraPark Friday September 14th. Tickets go on sale Friday.

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Final Report Yellowstone Fenn Treasure Death Video included

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Mammoth – A search for the Forrest Fenn treasure ended in death in Yellowstone last spring. That is confirmed by the park investigation that was kept private. 

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Billings woman finds calling in making mittens Video included

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One Billings woman saw a need to make sure the homeless are kept warm this winter.

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Search and rescue teams comb mountain for missing skier Video included

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WHITEFISH, Mont. (AP) - Authorities are searching for a man who didn't return from a ski outing.    

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Clearing fire hydrants can help save time for firefighters Video included

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Hoppel said hydrants can have ice around them which makes it difficult for the fire fighters to get to quickly. He explained why this is important for the community to help out.

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Snow and cold grip Montana

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A winter storm is holding Montana in its grip, causing hazardous travel conditions throughout the state. 

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Caught on Camera: Smash and Grab at iDoctor in Billings

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A local business is trying to get the word out about stolen merchandise. The iDoctor posted the video of the Friday morning burglary on their Facebook page.

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Remains of damaged Glacier chalet hold up under record snows

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COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A conservation group says the stone walls of a historic chalet at Glacier National Park that were severely damaged in a wildfire last summer are holding up despite record snowfalls.    

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OUTDOOR REPORT: Capturing wild game Video included

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Winter is an ideal time for wildlife biologists to capture animals. And as Winston Greely shows us in this week's Outdoor Report, there are many ways to capture game.

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Winter storm starts rolling through Rockies

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A major winter storm has started sweeping through the U.S. Rocky Mountains, with heavy mountain snows and bitter cold temperatures forecast through the long Presidents Day weekend.

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Brewer Dental center celebrates their 13th annual Dentistry of the Heart event Video included

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Brewer Dental center celebrates their 13th annual Dentistry of the Heart event.

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CPR Saturday offers free training to Billings community Video included

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According to the American Heart Association, CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac can double or even triple a victim's chance of survival. 

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Montana town experiences 80-degree temperature swing

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GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The temperature in a northern Montana town changed by more than 80 degrees in a single day this week.

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Missing man found dead at old mine in western Montana

Authorities say a man who was last seen in late January was found dead at an old mine in western Montana.

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Safety experts recommend changing how schools conduct drills

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"Drills should encourage people to think on their feet," said consultant Kenneth Trump of National School Safety and Security Services in Ohio. That might mean starting a drill when students are in hallways or lunchrooms instead of class.

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Algae problem on Montana's Smith River prompts meeting

Montana environmental officials say a reported increase in aquatic algae on the Smith River is interfering with recreational activities on the popular waterway northwest of White Sulphur Spings.

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Psychologist arrested and charged with raping patient during session

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Police in Pullman Washington arrested a therapist and psychologist on suspicion of sexually assaulting a patient last month.  

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Florida man's Facebook post goes viral after he surrenders his legally owned AR-15

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Following the deadliest high school mass shooting in modern U.S. history, a Florida man says he is "putting his money where his mouth is" and turned in his AR-15 rifle to local law enforcement, according to a now viral Facebook post.

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Escape Inmate Wanted

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The Montana Department of Corrections is asking for the public's help to locate a missing inmate. 

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School District 2 safety measures Video included

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When you send your kids off to school every day, you trust they're in a safe environment. But just how safe are they at school? "Long gone are the days when the school doors are just left open," said Joe Halligen, the principle of Ben Steele Middle School. 

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City of Billings continues residential plowing Video included

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As the snow continues to fall, Public Works wants to reassure the city of Billings, they will continue residential plowing for the remainder of the winter season. 

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Snow Buddies needs more volunteers Video included

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The Billings planning and community services are searching for more volunteers for their Snow Buddies program. 

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Magnitude-7.5 earthquake slams south, central Mexico

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A powerful earthquake has shaken south and central Mexico, causing people to flee buildings and office towers in the country's capital, and setting off quake alert systems.

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FWP releases preliminary results from Carbon County CWD hunt

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Preliminary numbers show that seven mule deer from southern Carbon County, one white-tailed deer harvested near Joliet, and one mule deer killed in northern Liberty County have tested positive for the disease.

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UPDATE: No known injuries following reports of shots fired at Washington community college

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Fire officials in Washington state say they know of no people with injuries following reports of possible shots fired at a community college south of Seattle.

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Butte unveils new airport terminal

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Travelers in Butte have something to be excited about-- a brand new terminal.  

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Fly-over of Sperry Chalet shows walls are standing

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A remarkable step is made recently in the effort to restore the historic Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park. A fly-over by the Glacier National Park Conservancy this week showed the walls of the Sperry Chalet survived the winter.

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Action Trackchair provides full mobility Video included

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Imagine having full mobility in a wheelchair, but the Action Trackchair is more than that. 

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Focus on filling your own home with love

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With another school shooting this week in Florida, it's likely your children are asking you questions. Local experts say they best thing you can do is focus on creating a safe loving home for your family.

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Cody schools debate implementing new gun policy

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Cody’s school board will soon vote on whether to arm teachers in Park County School District #6. The trustees have been debating the issue since last fall. The deadly shooting in Florida intensified the debate. At the January board meeting that was open to public comment, most of the audience stood up against arming school personnel. Some people spoke in favor of training and arming teachers and others, but most spoke against it. The school district sent surveys to teachers, a... More>>

Mentoring program at Laurel high school is on the verge of discontinuation Video included

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The mentoring program at Laurel High School is on the verge of collapse because of state budget cuts affecting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yellowstone County.

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Safety measures among school districts aim to protect students Video included

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Kulr-8 reached out to school districts in and around Billings to find out what security measures are being implemented to protect its students.

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Gov. Bullock says "thoughts and prayers aren't solutions" to mass shooting epidemic

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Gov. Steve Bullock ordered the state to display all flags at half-staff Thursday out of respect for the victims and families of the mass shooting in Florida. Bullock says it's time to "start a conversation" about mental health care and gun safety laws, and that thoughts and prayers alone aren't solutions.

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Billings' Cardwell Relishes Experience as X Games Medalist

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The 2013 West graduate was coming off his first championship in the Great American Pro Motorcycle Hill Climb, and was selected for the first ever field in the X Games snow hillclimb.

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McDonald's moves cheeseburgers off Happy Meal menu

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McDonald's is taking cheeseburgers and chocolate milk off its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants.

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Powerful video of woman taking first breath with new lungs goes viral

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Video of a Minnesota woman taking her first breath of air after a lung transplant has gone viral. 

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Economist questions report that says Montana is sixth most prosperous

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A new report says Montanans are doing well financially. We spoke to an economist who says the report may not be totally accurate.

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Man found dead in sleeping bag outside business complex identified

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A man found dead in a sleeping bag outside a West End Billings business complex has been identified as 55-year-old Steve Aalgaard. 

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Flathead family loses home to fire on the coldest day of the year

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A rural Columbia Falls woman looked outside her window to see her family home of over twenty years was being engulfed in flames. 

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Emergency travel only in effect in several Montana counties

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Snow is blanketing parts of Montana as several counties issued emergency travel *only notifications for the roads.  

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Thursday morning travel is treacherous

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Roads across Montana are covered with snow and ice Thursday morning.  

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Student recalls the sights and sounds of horrific school shooting

Many students at Stoneman Douglas High School did as they had been instructed to do with a shooter on the campus. They closed the door to their classrooms, which automatically locked the doors. That's what happened in the classroom of freshman Jayden Cowart.

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CPR Misconceptions Video included

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Learning CPR can make a difference in someone's life. However, people's fear's about improperly administering CPR can hinder them from performing this life saving procedure.

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Broken pipes cause hundreds to lose water on reservation

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Nearly 200 homes are without running water on the Rocky Boy Reservation after a cold snap broke pipes last week.

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Catholic community celebrates Ash Wednesday Video included

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It's not just Valentine's day Wednesday, in the Catholic community, people celebrate Ash Wednesday. Catholics throughout the Magic City have been attending church throughout the day to receive ashes for Ash Wednesday.

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Chronic wasting disease special hunt ends Thursday Video included

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The special chronic wasting disease hunt ends Thursday. Hunters still have a few hours left to fill their tags before the special hunt ends.

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Sheriff: 17 dead in shooting at high school in South Florida

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A school official says there are numerous fatalities from the high school shooting in South Florida.

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DeVos donates salary to education, special needs charities

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A spokeswoman says Education Secretary DeVos will donate her nearly $200,000 salary to four charities focusing on education and special needs.

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Daycare workers think a parent brought them pot cookies

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Police in Maine say daycare workers suspect a parent brought them cookies tainted with marijuana.

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Heart attacks: The silent killer of women Video included

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Think of the three women closest to you. Maybe it's your sister, your mom and your best friend. Now think that of those three, one will die because of heart disease. It's the gut-wrenching reality that many don't want to think about or talk about. 

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Utah school: Girls can't say 'no' when boys ask for dance

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A Utah mom is upset about a school policy in which sixth-grade girls can't say "no" when boys ask them to dance, and she says it sends the wrong message to the young students.

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Stolen car leads law enforcement on high speed chase Video included

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A stolen vehicle led law enforcement on a high speed chase around the Billings area. According to Lieutenant Korell, the 2016 Chevy pick-up was reported stolen around 6:30 earlier this evening. Around 7:30, authorities got a tip that the vehicle had been spotted in Park City. Montana Highway Patrol picked up the pursuit in Stillwater County.  The high speed chase moved into Yellowstone county where the car was lost momentarily but then the chase resumed in the West End...

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Can you die of a broken heart? Video included

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The day of love is Wednesday, but that brings up the question, can you die of a broken heart? Well actually, you can. It's called Broken Heart Syndrome, and it feels a little bit like a heart attack. 

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Last-minute tips to surprise your sweetheart for Valentine's Day Video included

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Time is running out to get your sweetheart the right gift. The big day is Wednesday, so if you haven't gotten anything for your special someone yet, what are you waiting for?

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Rocky Mountain College student matches with bone marrow recipient

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For Kael Giebink, registering in a bone marrow drive for his friend Marissa Van Atta was out of the question. 

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Laurel's mentoring program may come to an end Video included

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Kids counting on the mentoring program at Laurel High School may soon be out of luck. Budget cuts are looming for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yellowstone County.

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School hosts first Random Acts of Kindness Week Video included

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Amy Caldeira is the 8th grade history teacher at Laurel Middle School. She's spearheading this campaign to teach others that a little kindness can go a long way.

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Injured climber airlifted off Oregon mountain

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An Oregon Army National Guard helicopter has airlifted an injured climber off Mount Hood, but others remain stranded on the state's highest peak.

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Police: Man in jail after chasing people with knife at Billings Burger King

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A man is in jail after allegedly chasing people around a Billings Burger King with a knife.

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Suicide by Craigslist? Video included

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A man arrested in the shooting death of a 19-year-old Colorado woman told police he shot her after responding to an ad she had placed on Craigslist looking for someone to kill her.

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Prison parenting program helps connect families Video included

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Every year in the United States, 2.2 million men and women are incarcerated. Many of them are mothers and fathers. 

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Things to do to help get a big tax refund back

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There are a few key things, single mother and full time student charmayne healy did that helped her get around $10,000 back on her federal tax return.   That child tax credit for each of Charmayne's two young sons, plus education credit and earned income tax credit joined forces to make a difference for Charmayne and her sons.   "Being a single mother, especially of two little boys, ages three and six, can be very challenging, Charmayne Healy, Client, Vita, says.  ...

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Can gene therapy be used to fight the AIDS virus? Video included

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Scientists are trying to perfect gene therapy to fight HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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Missoula declares Darian Stevens Day in honor of Olympic athlete

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Olympic skier and Missoula native Darian Stevens competes this weekend in Pyeongchang, and she'll be cheered on from Missoula. Mayor John Engen has declared Feb. 17 to be Darian Stevens Day in honor of her world-class skills and Olympic bid. 

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Two Baltimore detectives found guilty of multiple charges

Two Baltimore detectives are found guilty of racketeering and robbery in a trial that's part of an ongoing federal investigation into police corruption.
 

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Proposed Rage Room to come to Billings

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Everyone experiences anger during their life but it's all about how you express it. Some choose to work out their frustrations at the gym while others choose to go about it a different way. Do you ever get so angry that you just want to throw something? Generally, breaking things isn't the healthiest of ways to work out your frustrations but what if the things you were breaking weren't yours? A trend sweeping the nation would allow you to do just that...rage rooms. Dante Lopez ... More>>

ZooMontana's Valnimaltine Days events spread love

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Well, the day of love is Wednesday and it's not just humans that need a little love. Animals need love too which is why ZooMontana hosted Vanimaltines Days Sunday and Monday. The Zoo's Valentine's day event was very popular with the children and featured some of the zoo's most well known animals. For the second year of Valnimaltines Day events, ZooMontana said they've done very well. The event was created to help get some people in the door during the long winter months. Zoo... More>>

Principal offers year-end cash to students for not fighting

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The principal at a Philadelphia elementary school in a violent corner of the city is paying eighth-graders to not fight.

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Downtown Billings Alliance maintains 'no handing out candy' rule Video included

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Candy will not be handed out during next month's Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Billings. The Downtown Billings Alliance said their decision is based on safety and littering concerns.

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First day back to school after flood at St. Francis

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Physical Education was a bit different Monday for students and teachers at St. Francis Catholic School. They're having to get creative with Physical Education after a watermain break flooded the gym over the weekend.

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Police: 'Obit bandit' targets homes of mourners at funerals

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Police have arrested a man they say broke into people's homes in Massachusetts while they attended wakes or funerals.

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Federal judge upholds Montana prohibition on most robocalls

A federal judge has upheld the constitutionality of Montana's law prohibiting most robocalls after a challenge by a political consulting firm that sought to do business in the state.

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Billings woman charged in Heights stabbing

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Billings police arrested a woman in connection with a Friday morning stabbing. 

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Bruce Parker stepping down as athletic director at Rocky Mountain College

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Associate Director of Athletics Jeff Malby will take over the day-to-day operations of the Rocky athletic department on an interim basis.

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New Montana panel looks into child deaths

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A new panel has begun looking into the deaths of children in Montana's child protective services system.

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84-year-old woman accused of shooting at 'noisy' children

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An 84-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of shooting toward her neighbor's children because they were being too noisy, Northern California sheriff's officials said.

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Lockwood, East Helena estimate costs for new high schools

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The school boards in Lockwood and East Helena have estimates for the costs of new high schools they want to build after legislation passed last year that allows elementary school districts with more than 1,000 students to ask voters if they want to expand to a high school district.

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School expected to resume after flooding Video included

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St. Francis Catholic School is recovering after a flood damaged several rooms, including the school gym. The flooding occurred six months after the school opened its doors for the first time.

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Glass recycling pilot program in Billings

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Across the state of Montana--it can be hard to find places to recycle glass. but that could soon change for the magic city. Rocky Mountain College students came to scrap for a competition they're in, which involves finding something self-sustaining and skill-building in a community. The students are looking at how glass recycling could evolve if it can help with needs of issues in the state, like the closure of plants in Colstrip, the lack of hired hands at the Laurel train stati... More>>

Study: Montana 6th most prosperous state

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The Prosperity Now Scorecard tallied up 62 measures in five areas and says Montana rose from 10th place in 2017 to sixth place this year.

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New Montana panel looks into child deaths

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   HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A new panel has begun looking into the deaths of children in Montana's child protective services system.    The Child Abuse and Neglect Review Commission is believed to be the first in the U.S. with the power to dig deep into how those deaths happen. 

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Keeping climbers safe in Wyoming

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Wyoming’s Department of Transportation is helping rock climbers stay safe.

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Banter, bickering: Mic'd-up Olympic curlers 'on the nose'

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In curling, every player wears a microphone, offering a uniquely intimate view of the athletes as all their banter, bickering and baffling strategy-talk is carried across the airwaves to viewers worldwide. More>>

Cleanup underway after flood at St. Francis School Video included

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Just after 3 Saturday afternoon, the Billings Fire Department and the City of Billings Water Utility workers responded to reports of a flood at St. Francis School. 

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2017-2018 flu season in Montana

This year's flu season is getting worse. The CDC says the number of people complaining about flu symptoms and the number of flu-related hospitalizations both rose during the fifth week of 2018. Here in Montana, the CDC ranks flu activity as minimal, but the flu cases are still coming in by the hundreds. This season, at least one case of the flu has been reported from every county in the state.

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Female wrestler hopes to inspire others to get into wrestling

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As spectators crowd at MetraPark for the last day of the All Class State Wrestling tournament, many participants are hoping for a big win including Flathead sophomore Tilynne Vasquez. 

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The science behind icy bridges Video included

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Much of Montana was covered by snow and ice yesterday causing an unknown number of accidents. Many of them occurred on overpasses and bridges which are even more dangerous in icy conditions. We're in the thick of the winter season so many of us are used to driving in the snow by now but what about ice? A rare freezing rain event led to several accidents across Montana, especially on bridges and overpasses. There are always signs before bridges and overpasses telling you the brid... More>>

Officials: No threat to Capital High after police investigate video

HPD says there is no threat to the school or community after they were contacted regarding a Snapchat video. 

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MHP responds to nearly 100 incidents across MT

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Montana Highway Patrol has already responded to 15 accidents across the state from 7:20 am - 8:55 am Friday.  

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Weather wreaks havoc on Hi-Line

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Road conditions continue to be treacherous along the Hi-Line.  

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Severe driving conditions along I-15

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MDT is reporting severe driving conditions across Montana.  

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Mother Nature hammers the Hi Line

Blackfeet Law Enforcement has told us some of the roads are open near Browning and Cut Bank, however, they expect it to only be open temporarily.  

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Roads near Browning to remain closed through the night

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Montana Highway Patrol is reporting road closures all around Browning.   

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