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Cabin owner "heartbroken" after Glacier Fire burns homes

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On Sunday, Mary Grace said she was sitting on her porch Sunday when she saw the Howe Ridge Fire grow. 

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Historic buildings, homes lost in Glacier National Park Fire

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Glacier National Park officials are assessing the damage from the 2,500-acre Howe Ridge Fire.

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Carnival worker faces 4 sexual assault charges

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GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A traveling carnival worker faces charges he sexually assaulted four people, including a 14-year-old girl, while working at the Montana State Fair in Great Falls.    Two counts against 42-year-old Roberto Salaman-Garcia are misdemeanors and the second two are felonies. His attorney, Meghan Lulf Sutton, says Salaman-Garcia will plead not guilty to the charges Tuesday in District Court.    Salaman-Garcia was arrested after a police detective... More>>

2 grizzly bears relocated in Wyoming

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CODY, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has captured and relocated two more grizzly bears last week.    The agency says it caught a sub-adult male grizzly bear on Aug. 7. 

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Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer

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Lawyers say a jury's $289 million award to a California man who claims Monsanto's Roundup weed killer gave him cancer may open the floodgates for legions of people suffering because of the agribusiness giant. More>>

Couple lost in Wyoming ice cave for nearly 2 days rescued

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JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) - A man and woman got lost inside a maze-like ice cave in Wyoming for nearly two days and were hypothermic when rescuers found them.    Teton County Undersheriff Matt Carr told the Jackson Hole News and Guide that the Idaho couple had burned their backpacks and other gear to stay warm after getting soaked by a waterfall in the Darby Canyon Ice Cave.    The 27-year-old man and his 24-year-old wife left Idaho Falls at 7 a.m. Saturday to explor... More>>

Yellowstone welcomes 940,000 visitors in July

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - The National Park Service says more than 940,000 people visited Yellowstone National Park in July, which is typically the park's busiest month for recreation visits.    The number is down about 2 percent from the 962,000 visits recorded in July 2017 but is still the fifth busiest July on record at the nation's first national park. August is normally the second busiest month in Yellowstone.    So far in 2018, the park has hoste... More>>

Montana Treasure: Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament

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As if being a rock star isn't enough, Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament is also helping to improve the lives of Montana's youth one ollie-- pop shoveit-- and kickflip at a time. 

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DREAM JOB: Live on a Greek island and take care of 55 cats

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I'm more of a dog person, but if there is a place that is willing to pay me to live on an island in Greece and take care of cats, I'll become a feline fanatic.  Well, there is someone offering such a job right now and they claim it's a real opening.  God's Little People Cat Rescue posted on Facebook that they are looking for someone who can look after 55 cats on a little Greek island paradise called Syros. 

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Italy official puts bridge collapse dead at 20

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MILAN (AP) - Italian authorities say that about 10 vehicles were involved when a raised highway collapsed during a sudden and violent storm in the northern port city of Genoa.    Private broadcaster Sky TG24 said that a 200-meter section of the Morandi Bridge collapsed Tuesday over an industrial zone, and firefighters told The Associated Press that there are concerns about gas lines.    Police on Twitter said the collapse occurred during a sudden violent storm, whi...

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Winter preparations already underway

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It may be hard to imagine winter right now with high temperatures and fires across the state, but Missoula County is already preparing. 

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President Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me 'suffers'

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UTICA, N.Y. (AP) - President Donald Trump is daring New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to challenge him in 2020, warning the Democrat that "anybody that runs against Trump suffers."    In remarks Monday night at a fundraiser in upstate New York, Trump said that Cuomo once called him and promised that he wouldn't run against him. Cuomo's office did not immediately dispute Trump's claim.    The challenge came as Trump raised money for the re-election of Republican ... More>>

President Trump calls former aide Omarosa a 'dog'

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is calling his former adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman a "dog."    Manigault Newman has released several audio recordings from her time as a Trump assistant at the White House, including one with the president in which he said nobody told him she had been fired. Manigault Newman also says she has heard audio tape of Trump using the N-word.    On Tuesday, Trump tweeted: "When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a... More>>

Utah man crashes plane into his own home after being arrested on domestic violence charges

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(CNN)A Utah man died flying a Cessna 525 Citation Jet into his home, where his wife and her son were, early Monday, hours after he was arrested for domestic violence, police said. The incident began at American Fork Canyon, about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City, when the Utah County Sheriff's Office received calls about a domestic violence situation between Duane Youd and his wife on Sunday night, according to Payson Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Noemi Sandoval. "They had... More>>

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke tours Carr fire damage, says climate change is not the problem

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says climate change is not his main concern when it comes to preventing wildfires burning in California. He spoke after touring the damage from the Carr fire near Redding on Monday. It's the second-largest fire burning in California. California is seeing more wildfires because of high temperatures and dry conditions. Zinke said that the key to preventing more fires is better forest management, going on to say "I just want to comment on a couple o... More>>

Business owners, visitors rejoice as Yosemite reopens

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Most of Yosemite National Park is set to reopen after a 20-day closure that cost the surrounding communities an estimated $50 million in lost tourism dollars.    Yosemite Valley, which includes most of the park's major attractions, is set to reopen Tuesday but hotels and other businesses say it will likely be weeks before bookings return to normal levels.    The nearly three-week closure was the result of a nearby massive wildfire that has burned... More>>

Police say crash outside UK parliament was deliberate

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LONDON (AP) - Britain's government will be holding a session of its emergency committee following what it described as a suspected terrorist incident near the Houses of Parliament.       The session of the COBRA committee was called after a motorist slammed into pedestrians and cyclists before hitting a barrier near the House of Lords on Tuesday. Two people were hurt, but authorities said none of the injuries is life-threatening.    Prime Minister Theresa... More>>

WY Murder suicide suspect to stay in jail

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Cody – A man accused of shooting his wife to death, then trying to commit suicide will remain in jail until his trial. 

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Bacon Rind Fire impacting Highway 191

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Highway 191 is limited to one lane between Big Sky and West Yellowstone as the Bacon Rind Fire continues to burn in the area. 

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Madison County fires continue to grow, evacuations in place

The Wigwam Fire burns behind the Shining Mountain subdivision. August 12, 2018 The Wigwam Fire burns behind the Shining Mountain subdivision. August 12, 2018
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Infrared mapping is giving fire bosses a better picture of the size of two fires burning in Madison County. 

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'Extreme' fire behavior in Glacier Park prompts new evacuations

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WEST GLACIER - Officials say the Howe Ridge Fire is rapidly sweeping through parts of Glacier Park, prompting several evacuations. 

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FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

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The FBI has fired a longtime agent who once worked on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation after he sent text messages criticizing President Donald Trump to a colleague.

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Bacon Rind Fire closes trails, campsites in Yellowstone National Park

A sign warns visitors to Yellowstone National Park about the Bacon Rind Fire. August 6, 2018. A sign warns visitors to Yellowstone National Park about the Bacon Rind Fire. August 6, 2018.
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A wildfire burning in the boundary of Yellowstone National Park has forced the closure of several trails and backcountry campsites.

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Elon Musk says he's talking with Saudi fund to take Tesla private

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Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk says he's in talks with the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund about taking the electric car and solar panel maker private, but no deal has been finalized.    Musk says in a blog posted Monday that most of the funding would be in stock rather than debt. Investors who don't want to stay with a private company would be paid $420 per share. Musk says he expects that one third of shareholders would sell.    Musk says he left a meeting with wea... More>>

California firefighters begin week on attack

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(CNN)Firefighters battling more than a dozen fires in California made major progress over the weekend, quadrupling the containment of one blaze threatening homes in the southern part of the state. The Holy Fire was 51% contained by late Sunday, up from 10% on Friday. For the past week, the blaze has scorched through canyons and across mountains in Orange and Riverside counties, fueled by dry vegetation as it crept into residential areas. With the firefighters' ongoing pro... More>>

'Tour of grief is over' for killer whale no longer carrying dead calf

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(CNN)It was a journey of love, driven by a mother's loss, stretching across a thousand miles of ocean as the world watched and wondered. An apparently grieving female orca whale who swam with the body of her dead calf for more than two weeks has stopped carrying the carcass, environmental officials said. The adult -- Tahlequah, or J35 as she is known by researchers -- and corpse were last seen definitively last week, 17 days after the baby's birth. The female calf died after a few h... More>>

Search continues for 2 missing people after fatal boating accident near Bighorn Lake

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The search continues for 2 missing people after a boating accident on Bighorn Lake. According to a news release, on Saturday night, Big Horn County Montana Sheriff department received a 911 call from an off-duty deputy advising of a boating accident near Dayboard 7 with a sunken vessel and two individuals in the water.  National Park Service and Big Horn Country deputies responded.   They located Robert Ludwich, of Billings, MT, on the shoreline.  The patient was tran...

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Search for teen who left foster family at Yellowstone National Park

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A 14-year-old girl from Charleston, WV is missing after leaving her foster family while at Yellowstone National Park. According to the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, Lachaela "Shay" Putnick has been in custody of WV Child Protective Services, but was temporarily placed with a foster family in Wyoming. On August 7, 2018 she left the family while at the park. She has not made contact with family or authorities since then. She has ties to North Charleston WV, For... More>>

Omarosa releases recording of call with President Trump

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Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump appeared to be unaware that Omarosa Manigault Newman was fired by White House chief of staff John Kelly, according to an audio recording of a phone conversation aired on NBC's "Today" Monday morning. "Omarosa, what's going on? I just saw in the news you're thinking about leaving. What happened?" Trump is heard asking. Manigault Newman, who was fired from her White House job last December replied, saying, "General K... More>>

Source says Aretha Franklin is seriously ill

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NEW YORK (AP) - Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to a person close to the singer.    The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic, told The Associated Press on Monday that Franklin is seriously ill. No more details were provided.    The Queen of Soul canceled planned concerts earlier this year after she was ordered by her doctor to stay off the road and rest up.    Last ... More>>

President Trump encourages boycott against Harley-Davidson

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(CNN)President Donald Trump said it's "great" that consumers might boycott Harley-Davidson if it moves some motorcycle production overseas. The President tweeted about the potential boycott on Sunday "Many @harleydavidson owners plan to boycott the company if manufacturing moves overseas. Great!" Trump wrote. "Most other companies are coming in our direction, including Harley competitors. A really bad move! U.S. will soon have a level playing field, or bette... More>>

Pearl Jam will "Rock2Vote" in Missoula

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Pearl Jam started Rock2Vote to get more people involved and signed up in local politics. The band chose four nonprofits in Missoula to donate to: Forward Montana, Montana Native Vote, Montana Conservation Voters and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana.

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Officials find human remains in wreckage of crashed plane stolen from Seattle-Tacoma airport

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(CNN) The FBI has located human remains in the wreckage of the Horizon Air plane that crashed Friday after it was stolen and flown by an airport worker. "While the focus of our investigation thus far has centered on Richard Russell, 29, of Sumner, Washington, the FBI is awaiting the results of a review by the Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office," FBI Seattle said in a statement. Authorities said Russell took off in the stolen plane at Seattle-Tacoma International Airpo... More>>

Public asked to comment on proposed oil and gas lease sale

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Federal officials are taking public comment on a proposed oil-and-gas lease sale in December in Montana and western North Dakota.    The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is proposing to sell leases for 102 parcels covering 69,270 acres in 20 Montana counties and one North Dakota county.    BLM officials say in a statement the 15-day comment period seeks input on issues and potential impacts of drilling those parcels.    The public comme... More>>

Smoking Might Cost You More Than You Think Video included

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This week, doctors, nurses, and health care providers are coming together to support initiative185, which proposes to raise the tax of cigarettes by two dollars. According to Montana Healthcare Leaders, by adding an additional two dollars in tax for a pack of cigarettes, this will: • Help 9,300 adults quit smoking. • Decrease youth smoking rates by 20.6 percent • Prevent 8,000 Montana kids from becoming adult smokers The initiative will also prevent 100,000 people ... More>>

Lightning ignites several fires in Glacier National Park

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WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - Firefighters are responding to multiple wildfires started by lightning in Glacier National Park.    The National Park Service says at least three fires were started Saturday night. The size of the fires has not yet been determined.    One of the fires is visible from the Going-to-the-Sun Road.    A team of smoke jumpers as well have air tankers have been ordered to help fight the fires.    The fires are not threatening... More>>

Evacuations ordered in Glacier National Park as winds drive wildfire

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Evacuations have been ordered in Glacier National Park and a portion of Going-to-the-Sun Road is closed as a wildfire in the park continues to grow. 

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Residents southeast of Lincoln receive pre-evacuation notice

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According to a press release from the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest, the 467 Trail Fire burning southeast of Lincoln has prompted a pre-evacuation notice from the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office. The notice is for residents in the McQuithy Gulch and Marsh Creek areas.  The fire, which is lightening-caused, is only about 20 acres in size, but firefighters are working hard to suppress the blaze due to dense timber and thick brush.  A red flag warning will re...

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Shelter open in Eureka for residents impacted by wildfires

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A shelter is open in Eureka for those impacted by wildfires burning in Lincoln County.

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Evacuations ordered in Madison County

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Evacuation orders are in place in Madison County as wildfires in the area continue to grow.

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Red Cross shelter opens in Ennis for wildfire evacuees

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A shelter is open in Ennis for residents who are evacuated because of the Wigwam Fire. 

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Pre-evacuation notices issued in Lincoln County

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The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has issued pre-evacuation notices as wildfires in Northwest Montana continue grow.

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Find an eagle feather? US law says don't take it. Cuomo did

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently told a story about grabbing a feather shed by an eagle after it swooped past his family's canoe during an outing on an Adirondack lake. More>>

Lightning sparks multiple fires in Glacier National Park

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Glacier National Park officials say lightning activity Saturday sparked at least three fires in the park.

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Wildfire prompts evacuation warnings in Madison County

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Madison County law enforcement went door-to-door Saturday night, warning residents they may be asked to evacuate as wildfires near Ennis continue to grow.

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Name released of man who died in Hwy 93 wreck near Lolo

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One person died and two others were injured after a crash on Highway 93 near Lolo on Saturday. 

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Poison ivy found in Missoula's popular dog park

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Officials with Missoula Parks and Recreation are warning dog owners about poison ivy in the popular dog park, Jacob's Island Park.

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Search continues for Jermain Charlo

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The LifeGuard Group continues to help search for Jermain Charlo who disappeared on June 16th in Missoula. 

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Wildfire burning near Plains after house fire spreads, burns structures

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A trailer-house fire quickly spread to surrounding land in the Plains area Friday. According to Sanders County Wildland Fire Information the Weeksville Fire is being managed by a local Type 3 Incident Management Team from the Plains-Thompson Falls Ranger District.

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Woman Dies After Infection From Dog's Saliva

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A deadly infection has been linked to a dog's saliva. The family of a Wisconsin woman who died in June says it started with a nip from her small dog. 

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Wyoming political robocall ban ruled unconstitutional

A federal judge has ruled unconstitutional a Wyoming law that bans the use of robocalls by political organizations.

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Toll from Greek seaside resort wildfire rises to 94

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The death toll from the July 23 fire at the seaside resort of Mati, near Athens, has risen to 94 after a 57-year-old woman in intensive care died of her injuries, the ministry of health announced. More>>

Grand Teton water fall viewing area reopened to public

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The popular Hidden Falls attraction in Grand Teton National Park has been reopened to tourists.

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Little-known Democratic 2020 hopefuls make early Iowa visits

Maryland Rep. John Delaney, California Rep. Eric Swalwell Montana Gov. Steve Bollock are taking a chapter from previous Iowa Cinderella stories. As a little-known Georgia governor, Jimmy Carter famously crisscrossed Iowa to emerge as a rising star in 1976.

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Plane stolen by 'suicidal' employee crashes near Seattle

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SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — A "suicidal" airline employee stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and was chased by military jets before crashing into a small island in the Puget Sound on Friday night, officials said.

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Dozens of people line up for some of the biggest attractions at MontanaFair Video included

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The 2018 MontanaFair is underway right now. There have been huge lines for some of the biggest rides at MontanaFair.

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Firefighters suffer from heat exhaustion while battling Bonner house fire

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Two firefighters suffered from heat exhaustion while responding to a house fire in Bonner Friday.

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The dangers of hot playground equipment Video included

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Spokane, Wash. Playgrounds are a place where parents like to take their kids to blow off a little steam. But on Friday finding anyone enjoying a playground in north Spokane was far and few between. That's because most were at the pool taking a dip to cool off instead. We went out to Clarks Playfield in north Spokane right off South Division and used a heat gun to see how hot some of the equipment such as slides could get. One slide which was in direct sunlight was 175 degrees....

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After girl's fall, Western MT Fair staff inspecting other major rides Video included

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Missoula County officials are investigating after an 11-year-old girl fell from this carnival ride at the Western Montana Fair Thursday night.

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UPDATE: Rosebud County deputies find reported drowning victim

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According to Sheriff Allen Fulton, at approximately 11 a.m. on August 10th, Rosebud County Sheriff's Office found the drowning victim, Jason Blankenship, of Otter, MT.

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What you'll need to know before heading to Pearl Jam at Wash-Griz on August 13

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As Rock & Roll Hall Famers Pearl Jam come to the University of Montana on August 13, the University is gearing up for the large crowds expected at the concert. Here's a quick guide to everything you'll need to know if you're heading to the show!  

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Missoula County investigating after girl falls from Typhoon carnival ride

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MISSOULA - An 11-year-old girl is in serious condition after a fall from the Typhoon carnival ride at the Western Montana Fair, officials say.

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Russian prime minister warns US against ramping up sanctions

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MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's prime minister has sternly warned the United States against ramping up sanctions, saying that Moscow will strike back with economic, political and unspecified "other" means.    Dmitry Medvedev said Friday that if the U.S. introduces sanctions against Russian banks as some reports indicated, Moscow will see that as a declaration of an "economic war" and respond accordingly.    He said that Russia will retaliate "with e... More>>

Firefighters fight to curb blaze before winds return

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LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters battled through the night to keep a raging forest fire from reaching foothill neighborhoods in Southern California.    The arson blaze in the Cleveland National Forest gained renewed strength Thursday, racing along ridges and coming within yards of homes.    Crews on Friday are allowing some hillsides to burn, to reduce fuel and make it harder for flames to jump roadways later in the day when the winds pick up.   ... More>>

Car chase for reckless driver ends in deadly crash near Libby

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LIBBY, Mont. (AP) - A brief law enforcement pursuit of a reported reckless driver near Libby ended in a fiery crash that killed a 31-year-old Missoula man.    Montana Highway Patrol Sgt. Neil Duram says several citizens reported a reckless driver on U.S. Highway 2 at about 5 p.m. Thursday.    Duram said he tried to pull the driver over but he sped off, swerving in and out of traffic.    Duram said Friday the pursuit lasted for just over a minute and cover... More>>

3 bats with rabies reported in Natrona County

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Three bats in Natrona County have tested positive for rabies since June 7.    KTWO-AM reports the Casper-Natrona County Health Department says that is a significant increase from past years.    Dr. Karl Musgrave is the Wyoming Department of Health public health veterinarian.    Musgrave reminds people about the importance of animal vaccinations to help protect pets, horses and livestock and their owners from rabies.    He als... More>>

2 police officers among 4 killed in Canada shooting; a suspect is in custody

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(CNN)At least four people have been killed in a shooting in Canada, police said Friday. The shooting took place in Fredericton, the capital of New Brunswick. A suspect is in custody, and the situation has been "contained," police said on Twitter. The investigation is ongoing, authorities said. The shooting occurred in the Brookside Drive area of the city of about 60,000 people, police said.

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Montana Heat Wave: Record-breaking highs hit parts of the state

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Heat advisories and red flag warnings are in effect across Montana, with triple-digit temperatures hitting the state Friday and Saturday. According to the National Weather Service, record to near-record highs are expected over the North Central Montana plains, with highs between 95° to 105°. 110° temperatures are possible Friday and Saturday in some areas on the Hi-Line and in the Missouri River Valley. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke is possible if the right preca... More>>

President Trump says protesting NFL players should 'be cool!'

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BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump is once again lashing out at football players who refuse to stand for the national anthem.    Trump claimed on Twitter Friday that "most of them are unable to define" what they're demonstrating against.    Instead, Trump tweets players should "Be happy, be cool!"    Numerous player demonstrations took place during the national anthem at several early NFL preseason games Thursday night. Pl... More>>

Woman dies in northwestern Montana house fire

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HUNGRY HORSE, Mont. (AP) - A woman died in a fire at a trailer house in the northwestern Montana town of Hungry Horse.    Hungry Horse Fire Capt. Jared Lako tells the Hungry Horse News the fire was reported at about 8 p.m. Wednesday. Bad Rock Volunteer Fire Chief Kirk Katzenmeyer says flames were initially shooting 40 feet (12 meters) in the air and caught some nearby trees on fire, as well.    Katzenmeyer says the fire appears to have started in the kitchen, altho... More>>

Commission backs plan to maintain Montana grizzly population

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana wildlife commissioners have endorsed a plan to manage the largest grizzly bear population in the Lower 48 states at current levels as federal officials consider lifting protections on the animals.    Thursday's decision sets a population objective of at least 800 bears across a 16,000-square mile (42,000-square kilometer) area of northwestern Montana.    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say they plan to maintain a higher num... More>>

Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk announces retirement date Video included

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Mammoth – Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk says the National Park Service’s pressure on him to retire early feels “punitive”. 

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Armed Intruder Training at Skyview Video included

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On Thursday, an armed intruder training session was held for school resource officers in Yellowstone County and a few other counties, as well as, administrators from different area school districts.

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New Verizon iPhone scam Video included

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Have you received a new iPhone on your door step recently that you didn't order? If so, you might be the latest victim of a new scam. Verizon customers seem to be the target as customers are reporting phones they didn't order and calls confirming their accounts.  Billings Resident, John Dahl, said the scam happened to him and he called Verizon immediately.  He said he received a call from Verizon saying someone tried getting into his account but didn't have the security ... More>>

Anaconda Smokestack marks 100 years with public tours Video included

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It's the 100th anniversary of the Anaconda Smelter. 

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Commission backs plan to maintain Montana grizzly population

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Montana wildlife commissioners have endorsed a plan to manage the largest grizzly bear population in the Lower 48 states at current levels as federal officials consider lifting protections on the animals.    

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Billings police officer saves mother and two young children from burning home

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A Billings police officer is being commended today after saving a mother and her two children from a burning home.  

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MontanaFair ValuPass sells out, MetraPark offers new deal

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MetraPark announced Thursday they have sold out of their ValuPass deal. However, if you were looking to get one, they are offering a new deal. 

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Pearl Jam concertgoers asked to avoid the I-90 exit at Van Buren

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If you're heading into town on Monday, Aug. 13 for the Pearl Jam show, avoid the Van Buren Street exit on I-90.

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Yellowstone Park raises fire danger to VERY HIGH

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Yellowstone National Park has declared a very high fire danger risk for the entire park. 

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Puerto Rico concedes Hurricane Maria deaths more than 1,400

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Puerto Rico has conceded that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people on the island last year and not just the 64 in the official death toll.

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Tribune calls off $3.9 billion Sinclair media deal

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Tribune is withdrawing from its $3.9 billion buyout by Sinclair and it's filing a lawsuit against it, citing breach of contract.

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Blackfeet man missing; believed to be in "life threatening danger"

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BLACKFEET RESERVATION: A Missing and Endangered Persons alert (MEPA) has been issued for 31-year-old Justin Patrick Spotted Bear.  

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Graduates from Montana universities see decrease in debt

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Recent data shows students from Montana's largest universities are graduating with a little less debt.    The 2017-2018 Common Data Set that colleges submit to major publishers indicates that Montana State undergraduates who took out student loans accumulated on average $1,209 less debt than the year before.    And compared to a couple years ago, 11 percent fewer Montana State students are taking out any loan debt.    The amount of s... More>>

Investigation underway for Billings house fire at Rhea Lane

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An investigation is underway for a house fire at 51 Rhea Lane.

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Employees in Montana have their nose to the grindstone, study says Video included

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According to a new study, each worker in Montana used an average of 16 vacation days in 2017.

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5k Color Run to support Great Falls Children's Receiving Home Video included

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Looking for something fun to do with the whole family this weekend? And get in that exercise? Loenbro is hosting their third annual Color Me Well 5K Fun Run on Saturday, August 11, at 11 am. 

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Apple: No, your iPhone isn't eavesdropping on you

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In a letter to Congressional authorities, Apple says iPhones do not listen to conversations unless triggered by the phase "hey Siri". The tech giant also says there's a visual indicator that lets users know when Siri is listening to a request. Tech users have long questioned whether mobile devices and smart speakers could eavesdrop on private conversations. Apple issued the statement in response to an inquiry from the energy and commerce committee. More>>

Bad air quality and high temperatures are on the horizon

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Air quality is getting worse across the state due to wildfires and the triple-digit temperatures do not help. 

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The language of software and why you need to learn it

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Montana Code School offers an intensive 12-week program to teach anyone the ins and outs of code. Some students were building apps, learning how to make a robot move and creating a software to translate video game characters language.

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Russia criticizes US for imposing new sanctions

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Russian Embassy in the U.S. is criticizing the United States as it moves to impose new sanctions against Russia over a chemical attack against two people in Britain earlier this year.    The U.S. said on Wednesday that it had determined that Russia used a nerve agent to poison a former spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter, Yulia, in the English town of Salisbury in March.    Britain had already accused Russia of being behind the attack, which... More>>

Argentine Senate rejects historic abortion law

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Argentina's Senate has rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.    The issue has divided the homeland of Pope Francis. Lawmakers debated for more than 15 hours and voted Thursday 31 in favor to 38 against.    Crowds of supporters and opponents of the measure braved the heavy rain to watch the debate on large screens set up outside Congress.    The lower house of Congress had already p... More>>

Rescue agency says Lombok quake deaths over 220

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BANGSAL, Indonesia (AP) - Nyoman Sidekarya, chief of the provincial search and rescue agency that covers the Indonesian island of Lombok, tells The Associated Press that the death toll from the earthquake that hit the island on Sunday is now 227.    Several agencies have been releasing higher death toll figures than the 131 announced on Wednesday by National Disaster Mitigation Agency, which has a coordinating role in disaster relief. The agency says it has not verified thes... More>>

Arizona man's body found in southwestern Montana

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities in south-central Montana have released the name of a man whose body was found by hikers last month near the Gates of the Mountains Wilderness Area north of Helena.    Lewis and Clark County Coroner Bryan Backeberg on Wednesday identified the man as 61-year-old David William Kell of Prescott, Arizona.    His body was found on July 20. At the time, Sheriff Leo Dutton said the body was badly decomposed and may have been in the area for... More>>

'Superman' actress Margot Kidder's death ruled a suicide

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Margot Kidder's daughter says the Superman actress' death has been ruled a suicide.    Maggie McGuane told The Associated Press Wednesday that she knew her mother died by suicide when she was brought to Kidder's Montana home in May, and that it is a big relief to have the truth out.    Park County Coroner Richard Wood said in a statement that Kidder died May 13 in her Livingston home "as a result of a self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdo... More>>

Authorities enlist the public's help in finding walk away offender

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Authorities are notifying the public of an offender who walked away from the Alpha House Pre-release Center near Downtown Billings around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8th in the hopes of enlisting assistance in his apprehension.  

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  • SWX Tonight August 13, 2018

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 1:13 AM EDT2018-08-14 05:13:40 GMT

    Tonight's show checks in on the Northwest A Legion Tournament plus Pioneer League action, high school football, college football and even some competition from the Montana fair!

    Tonight's show checks in on the Northwest A Legion Tournament plus Pioneer League action, high school football, college football and even some competition from the Montana fair!

  • Belt Huskies Hoping For 6 Straight Playoff Appearances

    Belt Huskies Hoping For 6 Straight Playoff Appearances

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 1:02 AM EDT2018-08-14 05:02:14 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 1:02 AM EDT2018-08-14 05:02:14 GMT
    "It's fun to get back you know everybody complains about going to school but I like when school starts because it's football season," said Coach, Jeff Graham. The belt huskies are back on the practice fields as class c football 8 man football season is just around the corner. "We're not looking to bad this year, we just gotta work hard and we'll make it to the playoffs."  A playoff birth this fall would make it 6 years in a row for belt... A tradition predi...
    "It's fun to get back you know everybody complains about going to school but I like when school starts because it's football season," said Coach, Jeff Graham. The belt huskies are back on the practice fields as class c football 8 man football season is just around the corner. "We're not looking to bad this year, we just gotta work hard and we'll make it to the playoffs."  A playoff birth this fall would make it 6 years in a row for belt... A tradition predi...
  • SWX's Jake Jones and Lori Burhing Battle it out at MontanaFair

    SWX's Jake Jones and Lori Burhing Battle it out at MontanaFair

    Monday, August 13 2018 11:51 PM EDT2018-08-14 03:51:33 GMT
    Sometimes competition within the office can get a little heated. SWX Montana's Jake Jones and Lori Buhring decided the best way to battle it out, was at MontanaFair.
    Sometimes competition within the office can get a little heated. SWX Montana's Jake Jones and Lori Buhring decided the best way to battle it out, was at MontanaFair.
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  • DREAM JOB: Live on a Greek island and take care of 55 cats

    DREAM JOB: Live on a Greek island and take care of 55 cats

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:48 AM EDT2018-08-14 15:48:20 GMT

    I'm more of a dog person, but if there is a place that is willing to pay me to live on an island in Greece and take care of cats, I'll become a feline fanatic.  Well, there is someone offering such a job right now and they claim it's a real opening.  God's Little People Cat Rescue posted on Facebook that they are looking for someone who can look after 55 cats on a little Greek island paradise called Syros. 

    I'm more of a dog person, but if there is a place that is willing to pay me to live on an island in Greece and take care of cats, I'll become a feline fanatic.  Well, there is someone offering such a job right now and they claim it's a real opening.  God's Little People Cat Rescue posted on Facebook that they are looking for someone who can look after 55 cats on a little Greek island paradise called Syros. 

  • Italy official puts bridge collapse dead at 20

    Italy official puts bridge collapse dead at 20

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:04 AM EDT2018-08-14 15:04:55 GMT

    MILAN (AP) - Italian authorities say that about 10 vehicles were involved when a raised highway collapsed during a sudden and violent storm in the northern port city of Genoa.    Private broadcaster Sky TG24 said that a 200-meter section of the Morandi Bridge collapsed Tuesday over an industrial zone, and firefighters told The Associated Press that there are concerns about gas lines.    Police on Twitter said the collapse occurred during a sudden violent storm, whi...

    MILAN (AP) - Italian authorities say that about 10 vehicles were involved when a raised highway collapsed during a sudden and violent storm in the northern port city of Genoa.    Private broadcaster Sky TG24 said that a 200-meter section of the Morandi Bridge collapsed Tuesday over an industrial zone, and firefighters told The Associated Press that there are concerns about gas lines.    Police on Twitter said the collapse occurred during a sudden violent storm, whi...

  • President Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me 'suffers'

    President Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me 'suffers'

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 9:36 AM EDT2018-08-14 13:36:52 GMT
    UTICA, N.Y. (AP) - President Donald Trump is daring New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to challenge him in 2020, warning the Democrat that "anybody that runs against Trump suffers."    In remarks Monday night at a fundraiser in upstate New York, Trump said that Cuomo once called him and promised that he wouldn't run against him. Cuomo's office did not immediately dispute Trump's claim.    The challenge came as Trump raised money for the re-election of Republican ...
    UTICA, N.Y. (AP) - President Donald Trump is daring New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to challenge him in 2020, warning the Democrat that "anybody that runs against Trump suffers."    In remarks Monday night at a fundraiser in upstate New York, Trump said that Cuomo once called him and promised that he wouldn't run against him. Cuomo's office did not immediately dispute Trump's claim.    The challenge came as Trump raised money for the re-election of Republican ...
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  • Search for teen who left foster family at Yellowstone National Park

    Search for teen who left foster family at Yellowstone National Park

    Monday, August 13 2018 10:25 AM EDT2018-08-13 14:25:37 GMT
    A 14-year-old girl from Charleston, WV is missing after leaving her foster family while at Yellowstone National Park. According to the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, Lachaela "Shay" Putnick has been in custody of WV Child Protective Services, but was temporarily placed with a foster family in Wyoming. On August 7, 2018 she left the family while at the park. She has not made contact with family or authorities since then. She has ties to North Charleston WV, For...
    A 14-year-old girl from Charleston, WV is missing after leaving her foster family while at Yellowstone National Park. According to the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, Lachaela "Shay" Putnick has been in custody of WV Child Protective Services, but was temporarily placed with a foster family in Wyoming. On August 7, 2018 she left the family while at the park. She has not made contact with family or authorities since then. She has ties to North Charleston WV, For...
  • Search continues for 2 missing people after fatal boating accident near Bighorn Lake

    Search continues for 2 missing people after fatal boating accident near Bighorn Lake

    Monday, August 13 2018 10:43 AM EDT2018-08-13 14:43:59 GMT

    The search continues for 2 missing people after a boating accident on Bighorn Lake. According to a news release, on Saturday night, Big Horn County Montana Sheriff department received a 911 call from an off-duty deputy advising of a boating accident near Dayboard 7 with a sunken vessel and two individuals in the water.  National Park Service and Big Horn Country deputies responded.   They located Robert Ludwich, of Billings, MT, on the shoreline.  The patient was tran...

    The search continues for 2 missing people after a boating accident on Bighorn Lake. According to a news release, on Saturday night, Big Horn County Montana Sheriff department received a 911 call from an off-duty deputy advising of a boating accident near Dayboard 7 with a sunken vessel and two individuals in the water.  National Park Service and Big Horn Country deputies responded.   They located Robert Ludwich, of Billings, MT, on the shoreline.  The patient was tran...

  • Utah man crashes plane into his own home after being arrested on domestic violence charges

    Utah man crashes plane into his own home after being arrested on domestic violence charges

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 8:44 AM EDT2018-08-14 12:44:04 GMT
    (CNN)A Utah man died flying a Cessna 525 Citation Jet into his home, where his wife and her son were, early Monday, hours after he was arrested for domestic violence, police said. The incident began at American Fork Canyon, about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City, when the Utah County Sheriff's Office received calls about a domestic violence situation between Duane Youd and his wife on Sunday night, according to Payson Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Noemi Sandoval. "They had...
    (CNN)A Utah man died flying a Cessna 525 Citation Jet into his home, where his wife and her son were, early Monday, hours after he was arrested for domestic violence, police said. The incident began at American Fork Canyon, about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City, when the Utah County Sheriff's Office received calls about a domestic violence situation between Duane Youd and his wife on Sunday night, according to Payson Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Noemi Sandoval. "They had...
  • Bacon Rind Fire impacting Highway 191

    Bacon Rind Fire impacting Highway 191

    Monday, August 13 2018 7:06 PM EDT2018-08-13 23:06:08 GMT

    Highway 191 is limited to one lane between Big Sky and West Yellowstone as the Bacon Rind Fire continues to burn in the area. 

    Highway 191 is limited to one lane between Big Sky and West Yellowstone as the Bacon Rind Fire continues to burn in the area. 

  • Evacuations ordered in Glacier National Park as winds drive wildfire

    Evacuations ordered in Glacier National Park as winds drive wildfire

    Sunday, August 12 2018 10:57 PM EDT2018-08-13 02:57:09 GMT
    Photo: Glacier National ParkPhoto: Glacier National Park

    Evacuations have been ordered in Glacier National Park and a portion of Going-to-the-Sun Road is closed as a wildfire in the park continues to grow. 

    Evacuations have been ordered in Glacier National Park and a portion of Going-to-the-Sun Road is closed as a wildfire in the park continues to grow. 

  • Italy official puts bridge collapse dead at 20

    Italy official puts bridge collapse dead at 20

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:04 AM EDT2018-08-14 15:04:55 GMT

    MILAN (AP) - Italian authorities say that about 10 vehicles were involved when a raised highway collapsed during a sudden and violent storm in the northern port city of Genoa.    Private broadcaster Sky TG24 said that a 200-meter section of the Morandi Bridge collapsed Tuesday over an industrial zone, and firefighters told The Associated Press that there are concerns about gas lines.    Police on Twitter said the collapse occurred during a sudden violent storm, whi...

    MILAN (AP) - Italian authorities say that about 10 vehicles were involved when a raised highway collapsed during a sudden and violent storm in the northern port city of Genoa.    Private broadcaster Sky TG24 said that a 200-meter section of the Morandi Bridge collapsed Tuesday over an industrial zone, and firefighters told The Associated Press that there are concerns about gas lines.    Police on Twitter said the collapse occurred during a sudden violent storm, whi...

  • Bacon Rind Fire closes trails, campsites in Yellowstone National Park

    Bacon Rind Fire closes trails, campsites in Yellowstone National Park

    Monday, August 13 2018 11:52 AM EDT2018-08-13 15:52:05 GMT
    A sign warns visitors to Yellowstone National Park about the Bacon Rind Fire. August 6, 2018.A sign warns visitors to Yellowstone National Park about the Bacon Rind Fire. August 6, 2018.

    A wildfire burning in the boundary of Yellowstone National Park has forced the closure of several trails and backcountry campsites.

    A wildfire burning in the boundary of Yellowstone National Park has forced the closure of several trails and backcountry campsites.

  • Wyoming changing to new temporary vehicle tags

    Wyoming changing to new temporary vehicle tags

    The Wyoming Department of Transportation says temporary vehicle tags are getting a makeover to make them more secure and to prevent fraud.
    The Wyoming Department of Transportation says temporary vehicle tags are getting a makeover to make them more secure and to prevent fraud.
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