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Montana Treasure: Iris the Osprey and nest cam

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MISSOULA - One Montana mom is known around the world. She only lives in the state in the summer, and her home is streamed online 24 hours a day.

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7,000 stolen dog tags

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GREAT FALLS- For almost two weeks, the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office has been searching for any signs of a stolen military bag taken on the Fourth of July. 

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Two dead in Helena, investigation underway

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The Helena police department is investigating after two bodies were discovered inside a home along Hannaford Street. According to Lieutenant Jayson Zander, police were called to the scene around 10 a.m. Monday. When they arrived, they found the bodies of a man and a woman. 

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Drunk driver crashes going 100 MPH on I-15

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 Witnesses say the driver was traveling over 100 MPH and tried to light a cigarette, causing her car to go over the median and roll over.

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Driver not wearing helmet in fatal Lolo crash

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According to Montana Highway Patrol, a 20-year-old Missoula man is dead after crashing his motorcycle just after 8:00 pm Friday. The accident happened on US Highway 93 southbound near Lolo. According to troopers, the driver failed to negotiate his Harley Davidson at a lefthand curve, and struck the concrete barrier. 

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Bands travel across country to perform in Butte Video included

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In Butte, day two of the Montana Folk Fest got underway Saturday afternoon. Despite the hot sun, people turned out in crowds to listen to music and eat good food. One band came all the way from New York to perform for the Mining City. And the heat... didn't slow anyone down.  "We are more grateful than you can imagine to be here, and it just reminds us that doing music despite all of the hardship is so valuable and so important and we are thrilled to be doing it for al...

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Man stabbed multiple times in Helena

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An early morning stabbing Friday sent one man to the hospital with several stab wounds. According to the Helena Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of 11th Avenue just after 1:30am.  A press release states there was a physical altercation involving several people, with one man being stabbed several times with a knife.  Everyone involved has been identified; no arrests have yet been made. The investigation is ongoing.   

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Monday night shooting victim identified, had order of protection against him

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Just before 11:00 Monday evening, an altercation shut down the parking lot to 2J's Fresh Market on Smelter Avenue in Great Falls.  Great Falls Police, Great Falls Fire Rescue, and Great Falls Emergency Services all responded. As of 11:30pm, the parking lot is still blocked off by crime scene tape with several officers on the scene.

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Murder investigation underway on Rocky Boy's Reservation

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FBI Public Affairs specialist Sandra Barker has confirmed with KFBB that a murder investigation is currently underway on the Rocky Boy Reservation.   "The FBI and the Rocky Boy’s Tribal Police are investigating what appears to be the homicide of an adult female," says Barker. She says the body was found July 7th in Box Elder.  It identity of that female is unknown.  Barker goes on to say there is no threat to public safety at this time, and becau...

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Montana Treasure: Roadhouse Diner's Creative Burgers in Great Falls

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It’s a little place with big taste in Great Falls. Roadhouse Diner makes what people say are the freshest burgers around, and they have the awards to prove it.  Walk in and you’ll be greeted with a big hello by servers, you can hear burgers sizzling, fires frying, and people chatting. 

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Priests at Trump Rally

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GREAT FALLS- The four priests from the Great Falls-Billings Diocese have been trending on social media since President Trump’s visit to the Electric City. Claims were made when the men were seen smiling and laughing as President Trump made controversial remarks.  

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President Trump's rally results in priest controversy

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GREAT FALLS- The aftermath of President Trump's rally on July 5 created a stir on social media about four Catholic priests who attended the rally and sat near the front row.

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Sheriff's deputies find baby buried alive near Lolo Hot Springs

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The Missoula County Sheriff's Office says one man is now facing criminal charges after a baby was rescued from being buried alive in the mountains.  Around 8 pm on Saturday, July 7th, 911 received a call that a man was acting strangely in the Lolo Hot Springs area. 

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Police: Woman thought demons were chasing her, drove into oncoming traffic

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A press release from the Park County Sheriff's Office states on Saturday, July 7th around 11 am, a distraught woman called 911 because she believed people were following her and trying to kill her. 

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40-year-old Idaho man identified in fatal accident

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Montana Highway Patrol has confirmed the victim in a fatal accident early Sunday morning is a 40-year-old Idaho man. According to MHP, the man was driving a Yamaha Sport motorcycle westbound on US Highway 2. He was wearing a helmet, and speed is suspected to be a factor. Troopers tell us the accident happened right on the state line in Lincoln County just before 3:00am.  

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One person arrested in fight with protesters at Trump speech

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At a protest in Great Falls, men and women, young and old, and, surprisingly, liberals and conservatives stood...

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President Trump: The Day, The Speech, The Reaction Video included

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"Just making America safe again. You know really all those things they are doing at our borders with security and ICE, it impacted me the most I believe," says Great Falls Resident Patrick Bryan.  That's just one takeaway from Thursday's historic speech, which covered a wide range of topics. Some were expected, others not... but just about everything President Trump said brought a strong reaction from the crowd.  

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10 immigrants arrested in Lolo National Forest

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U.S. District Court documents say 10 immigrants who were picking mushrooms in the Lolo National Forest were arrested in May of 2018.

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Two men shot, 1 killed on Blackfeet Reservation

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BLACKFEET RESERVATION -  A late night dispute between two males has resulted in one of them dying.  The press release from the Blackfeet Law Enforcement isn't detailing out much information, including what the dispute was about or who these men were.   As of right now, we know that one male was transported to a local hospital, and the other died of his injuries. The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Browning.

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Watch out for bears in Hyalite Canyon

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In Bozeman, the Forest Service is warning visitors of increased black bear activity in the Hyalite Canyon.  They're using it as a reminder to take necessary safety precautions, including carrying bear spray and to properly store food.  And if you come across a bear trap, leave it alone and move out of the area. For more information, you're asked to contact the Bozeman Ranger District or Region Three of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. 

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The New Frontier: Last Line of Defense Video included

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Tucked away off a side street in Great Falls is the Montana State Grain Lab. Very few people who drive past it every day know what it is… and for a time, that included the people who relied on it the most. “When we first started, or at least when I first started, it was surprising that producers really did not know what actually happened when it came into the lab,” says Bureau Chief Greg Stordahl. “They just knew they dropped it off in the front door and the...

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CONFIRMED: Trump to visit Montana July 5 Video included

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GREAT FALLS - White House officials confirmed that President Donald Trump has plans to visit Montana soon.

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State Officials tour flood damage Video included

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Lt. Governor Mike Cooney toured the flooded Sun River community today, June 22nd. Flooding began in the town earlier in the week, washing away roads, flooding homes, and trapping some people inside their town. Lt. Gov. Cooney spoke to several families, including the Opheim's. Right now, it's difficult to say how much money it will cost to repair roads and homes, but officials are working to find an answer. More>>

Fishing access sites closed due to high water

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CASCADE COUNTY - Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks has implemented closure of 2 fishing access sites due to flooding on the Sun River The Medicine River FAS and the Fort Shaw FAS are closed until further notice. FWP says they'll stay that way until the area can be cleaned up and deemed safe. More>>

Governor requests aid from FEMA

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HELENA - Monday afternoon Governor Steve Bullock put in an official request to FEMA to provide additional resources back to Montana to help clean up and recover from the widespread spring flooding. If approved the money would be used to repair damaged roads, culverts, and bridges. Since April more than 20 counties, 8 cities, and 3 tribes have all declared emergencies. Then in May the Governor declared a statewide flooding emergency, however, state law requires that it expire in 20 ... More>>

Result are in! It's a wolf!

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The mysterious creature that captivated the nation after it was shot and killed near Denton in May has been identified. Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks says the animal is, in fact, a wolf. The carcass was sent to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service forensic laboratory in Oregon. After comparing the DNA to thousands of samples from wolves, coyotes, and dogs and concluded it was a gray wolf from the northern Rocky Mountains.  FWP says the original pictures of ... More>>

Woman found dead on Phillips Street, man arrested

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Missoula City Police say they were called to the area of Lowell School on Phillips Street around 2:26 Sunday morning for a report of an injured woman lying in the roadway. 

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Star Wars takes the stage, Symphony Under the Stars plays out Saturday

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Fans are gearing up and braving the heat for one of Helena’s biggest events. This year's Symphony Under the Stars is sounding off tomorrow night. This year's symphony takes music lovers to a galaxy far far away. “Da da da du da da da da daaaa"   Kaitlin Thennis is humming her favorite star wars tune in preparation for the big event. “First of all its star wars second of all i just love classical music, so just putting the two together is just absolutel... More>>

GFPD needs the public help to find Tamara "Tammy" Goff Video included

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Just an hour ago the Great Falls Police Department issued a community alert for a missing person. The missing person's name is Tamara "Tammy" Goff. She was last seen leaving her residence in the 2100 block of 7th Ave North, in a 2008 black Chevrolet Colorado (MT plate 293204A), on July 12, 2018, at approximately 7am.  Tammy was said to be headed to the south end of Great Falls with her dog “Sadie”, a German Shepherd mix.  If you have any information a...

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Home north of Belt goes up in flames

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A home north of Belt on Red Coulee Road went up in flames around 8 tonight. The home burnt to the ground with only the frame still standing. Neighbors told KFBB no one was in the home, and it was supposed to go up for auction next week. Belt Rural, Sand Coulee, and Malmstrom AFB all responded to the blaze. We will continue to update you with more information as it becomes available. More>>

Possible child left in car near Ulta

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Great Falls police confirmed with KFBB numerous first responders went to Ulta for an incident possibly regarding a child in a car this afternoon. However, they could not confirm any more details at this time. We will update you with any new information as it becomes available.

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Rescheduled Augusta rodeo begins

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AUGUSTA- Rodeo weekend has arrived in Augusta for the second time. The 82nd Augusta American Legion PRCA Rodeo got canceled in June when heavy rains flooded the town.

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Keeping you and loves ones safe from gun accidents

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Montana is a very gun reliant state and according to a study by wallethub.com, the Treasure state is the second most dependent on firearms in the entire nation. Since residents rely on guns so much, it's important to remember several safety rules. Unless you are preparing to shoot, your first action with any firearm in all situations should be to point the muzzle in a safe direction, check the chamber, and clear the firearm. Never let the muzzle cover anything you're not willing to ... More>>

Street art done by "Very Special Artist" Video included

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Street art can be found in just about every city you visit but here in the Electric City, there is a uniqueness to some of our paintings. Jason Young, Josh Kopp, James Evenson and Steph Hager are the artists that painted this electric box in front of the Milwaukee station. They all have developmental issues, but that does not stop them from making an impact on great Falls. The community relation director of Easter Seals of Great Falls said having them be involved in such a project wi... More>>

Wednesday Farmers Market canceled

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If you're a fan of the Wednesday farmers market in Great Falls, you’re out of luck. The farmers market just discontinued the Wednesday market and will only be hosting on Saturdays permanently. The Great Falls Farmers Market says it is because the Wednesday market only brings in about 20 vendors, while the Saturday one brings in about 130. They said it’s a catch 22, stating that they don't have enough vendors to bring in bigger crowds, and don’t have enough of a cr...

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Final nail-in-coffin for Helena Industries, assets to be auctioned

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The final nail in the coffin will be hammered down this weekend for Helena Industries. Many of the non-profit's tools and assets will be auctioned off on Sunday. The non-profit left more than 60 of its employees, all of which had disabilities,  without jobs when it closed its doors in April. After 40 years of business, Helena Industries cited budget woes for shutting down all operations. Back in May, the non-profit filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, which places its assets into ... More>>

Stopping fraudulent charities, AG Fox helps launch campaign

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Attorney General Tim Fox is cracking down on fake charities. Fox is joining forces with the FTC and AGs from across the nation to help stop these "charities" who claim to help veterans. Not only will this endeavor help patriotic patrons ensure their money goes to the right place, it will also help veterans receive maximum financial support. "Operation Donate with Honor" is an educational campaign that will help donors spot and avoid false fundraising solicitation... More>>

Man found with drugs during warrant arrest

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Mark Lapier, of Great Falls, was searched and drugs were found on his person after he was placed into custody for a previous conviction. According to court documents, Two Cascade County Sheriff's Deputies were serving a warrant on Lapier when they found a baggie containing pills in his pocket. One pill was yellow with a "pac man" logo and two were green pills with the word "Tesla" printed on them. A field test was conducted and the pills tested for MDMA oth... More>>

UPDATE: Sheriff releases more information on shooting

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Sun Prairie, MT - Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards has confirmed with KFBB that one person was shot in Sun Prairie on Washington Boulevard. 

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Parents beware of suspicious emails says GFPS

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In a Facebook post,  Great Falls Public Schools issued a warning to all parents about suspicious emails. In the post, GFPS said the following: It has come to the attention of GFPS that parents and community members are receiving suspicious emails signed by Great Falls Public Schools staff. Please be advised that these are not coming from GFPS staff but are phishing attempts to entice you to click on links and attachments that may be loaded with malware. DO NOT OPE... More>>

Would you eat cookies with crickets in them?

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2JS Fresh market is pretty well known for its fresh produce, meat, and local products, but they have a new one that might make your skin crawl. it’s called Chocolate Chirp Cookies and they have more than 30 crickets baked into every one of them. They come from a business called Cowboy Cricket Farms in Belgrade which as you can guess specializes in products filled with the little bugs. But will people eat them? “I might give it a nibble. I might give it a try. I don't kno...

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North Central Montana under a Red Flag Warning

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A Red Flag Warning has been issued for several counties across North Central Montana. No burn ban has been issued, but the warning is also a very important sign of the dangerous conditions. We reached out to meteorologists at the National Weather Service to further explain the situation. 

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Capitol tours cut, first summer without guides

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Guided tours of our state's Capitol used to be the highlight of some tourist's visit. However, 2017 legislative budget cuts defunded the program. Now, folks  are forced to wander around on their own. Our Bliss Zechman explains how one group is taking the lead in getting tours back. Navigating the Montana State Capitol is no walk in the park. The complex spans over 13 acres. Inside, you'll find a labyrinth of halls, rooms and stairs. Understandably, some folks would appreciate ... More>>

9/11 Heroes Run coming to Great Falls Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Marcus Delgado of the Travis Manion Foundation stopped by the KFBB studios to discuss Great Falls' first 9/11 Heroes Run through the Travis Manion Foundation.  This year's run will take place Sunday, September 16th at 10:00am at West Bank Park. Registration is now open, and military/first responder discounts are available.  For more information about the event and to register, head over to their website. 

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String of crime in the Mid-Town neighborhood

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HELENA, Mont.,- Some residents say their once quiet neighborhood in Helena is now plagued by crime. Our Bliss Zechman spoke with neighbors who are tired of people trying to steal their belongings and peace of mind. Not even this mighty mutt's bark can stop the criminals. "People breaking into places, trying to break into homes, breaking into garages, cars, and stealing things," said Pamela Lee, a longtime Mid-Town resident. Lee says for the past six months the criminal ac... More>>

The Spirit Ride comes to Montana

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The Spirit Ride was in Great Falls Tuesday.  The event not only honored the lives of first responders who lost their lives while responding to calls along highways... but also it educated people about the dangers those responders face everyday. In all 50 states it is the law to slow and move over when driving up to the scene of an accident.  However in a poll by the National Safety Commission a stagger 71 percent of Americans have never heard of this law. The Spi... More>>

Grizzly partially paralyzed after fall, euthanized

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West Glacier, MT - On July 15th, a partially paralyzed female grizzly bear was discovered after it had apparently fallen around 20 feet onto Going-to-the-Sun Road near Rim Rock, according to a press release from the Glacier National Park. The National Park Service says there was significant trauma to the bear's thoracic vertebrae, broken ribs, and a dislocated hip. Rangers were forced to euthanize the animal. Evidence suggests the bear had been 5-7 years old and was in otherwise good...

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Neighbors mourn victims of Monday shooting

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The Lewis and Clark County coroner's office has identified the bodies of the two young people found at a residence on Hannaford Street as 26-year-old Richard Ferris and 21-year-old Olivia Serrano.


 

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City budget passes, Natatorium will close

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The city commission passed the Great Falls annual $117.9 million city budget on Tuesday, with a lot of discussion on what the future holds. 

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Experts aim to stop prenatal substance abuse, statewide problem

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It is a problem that affect more than half of one of our most vulnerable and precious populations in some areas. Prenatal drug abuse has steadily been on the rise in Montana and around the nation. Our Bliss Zechman explains how the government is working with healthcare professionals to help save babies lives. “The most important job that I have isn't being governor, but is being a father,” said Governor Steve Bullock. Governor Bullock addressed a room full of health expe...

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Solution for finding lost pets

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GREAT FALLS- Several people have been reporting missing or stolen dogs across Great Falls. Dr. Kelly Manzer, a veterinarian at K-Heart Veterinary Clinic, recommends microchipping your pets to help solve the problem. 

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Downtown Great Falls outdoor restaurant area

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GREAT FALLS- For those who enjoy sitting outside in the warm weather at restaurants with a burger and beer, good news is on the way for Downtown Great Falls.

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Moving on after four years

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In July, Browning held a number of events.from the annual North American Indian Days, to the rodeo and Indian Relay Races. But that's not all, it also marked the end of an era. "I obviously have mixed feelings,"said Former Business Tribal Councilman Harry Barnes.  After he served serving the Blackfeet nation for four years, tribal chairman Harry Barnes is passing the torch to the next council.  he says he hopes they will be progressive and put whats best for the ... More>>

Supporting seniors in a time of need

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From serving meals for nearly 150 people a day or more, to organizing social events, the hill county senior center provides activities for the elders of their community. But all of that comes with a cost and they need your help.  "But I know they were looking at six figures to keep everything going, the building , the cost of the building and maintaining everything," said Bregren She says spending time with the seniors in ones community is quote *invaluable histo... More>>

New classes now offered at Bass Clef School Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Tim Bass stopped by the KFBB studio to talk about new class options at Bass Clef School. In the past, the school only offered music classes. But now, it has evolved into a fine arts school, offering a variety of dance, theater and art classes as well. Classes are open to people of all ages, with Tim's youngest student being just two weeks old, and his oldest being 80.  For more information, visit the Bass Clef School website. 

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Annual Montana Professional Firefighter convention

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This week, you may notice an increase in firefighters wandering through the Electric City. The Annual Montana Professional Firefighter convention, and this year Great Falls is the host.  Over 21 different fire departments are expected to show up but adding to the celebration, 2018 marks the 100 year anniversary of Great Falls firefighters. The President of the Great Falls Fire Fighter Union tells us this is a time for firefighters to take a breather but also talk and come up wit... More>>

Gianforte's subcommittee speaks energy development on tribal lands

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Tuesday morning Congressmen Greg Gianforte held a hearing on tribal energy resources and how to reduce barriers members face in getting energy development on tribal land. Gianforte stated that tribal lands hold a wealth of untapped energy resources and 30% of America's coal reserve and as much as 20% of known natural gas comes from tribal land. Despite the positive economic benefits tribes can receive from their energy resources. Gianforte said the federal government makes it hard fo... More>>

Possibly hazardous material spilled on manhole cover near 15th St N and 12th Ave N.

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Yesterday, July 16th, a possibly hazardous material was spilled onto a manhole cover on 15th St N by the intersection with 12th Ave N at around 4:30 P.M.  Great Falls Police told KFBB it appears the investigation might be taken over by the state, as the spill happened over a manhole cover and there is no word on the impacts this can have. Great Falls Police were on the scene directing traffic and told KFBB the material was unknown at the time, and Great Falls Fire Rescue was ha... More>>

Mosquito tests positive for West Nile Virus in Cascade County

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The Cascade County Weed & Mosquito Division said in a press release they have detected their first West Nile Virus positive mosquito sample this year. A WNV positive sample was collected approximately 6 miles North of Great Falls on July 12th, 2018, which was later confirmed by the Department of Health and Human Services on July 16th, 2018. There has been no known infection in humans detected in Cascade County so far this year, but since a WNV positive mosquito sample has b...

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Man breaks into Humane Society, steals dog

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Just after midnight on Monday, July 16th, the Helena Police Department received a call that a man had just "broken into the Humane Society and wanted to get arrested." 

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Man accused of throwing fireworks at children

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One man is now facing charges after police say he was throwing fireworks at children who were playing in the area of the 300 block of N. Davis. 

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Great Falls High Auditorium going under renovations thanks to private donor

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Great Falls Public Schools has yet another big announcement. Great Falls High's Auditorium will be undergoing a remodel thanks to a private donation. Ian and Nancy Davidson made a donation of 1.8 million dollars to the school. The Davidson’s say they have always been a family that believes in helping education and when the school didn’t get the funding for all the remodels they wanted in the 99 million dollar levy, they knew they should step in. “To take that add... More>>

Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Company makes new purchase

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GREAT FALLS- Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Company will be purchasing the Front Brewing Company from the current owners to expand production. The company is located on 3rd Ave South and in the West Bank Development. 

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Semi-truck carrying hay catches fire on Hwy. 89

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Just after 4:30 Monday afternoon, fire departments responded to reports of a semi-truck carrying hay on fire near Mile Marker 4 on Highway 89. According to the driver of the semi-truck, he was transporting hay for the animals of the Montana State Fair when he realized his load was on fire.  After about half a mile, he says he decided to pull over to dump the hay to avoid catching the rest of the rig on fire, but when he did, hay fell onto the cab and the blaze spread to the...

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"Ride to the Springs" Car show at Giant Springs State Park Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Clark Carlson-Thompson and Fay Schwieger with Fish, Wildlife and Parks stop by the KFBB studios to talk about the upcoming annual "Ride to the Springs" Car Show. This year's show will take place Saturday, July 21st from 11:00-4:00pm. Registration and attendance are completely free. For more information, head to the FWP website. 

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Bullock appointed chairman, will lead National Governors Association

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The National Governors Association gavel will soon be passed to Governor Steve Bullock. He is set to take the lead position as chairman. The NGA is a bipartisan organization made up of many United States governors. Through the organization, the governors share best practices, speak about national policies and develop innovative solutions. Governor Bullock has served as vice-chair for the last year.  In a few days, he will will travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico for the NGA  s... More>>

No special session, republicans fail to get enough votes

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The votes are in. Despite many republican's efforts, there will not be a special session of the legislature.   Secretary of State Corey Stapleton reports that 45 lawmakers supported the session, while 71 rejected it. GOP  lawmakers were looking to counter two proposed citizen ballot initiatives. They needed 76 yes votes.   Senate President Scott Sales says he's not surprised they didn't get enough signatures, because in his words-- it was a heavy lift. However, he say... More>>

At the Finish Line with the Winners of the Missoula Marathon

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Around 6,000 runners participated in Missoula marathon this year and runners from all over finished their race in downtown missoula. Runners had great weather to work with early this morning. Perhaps the good weather helped Mark Messmer from Missoula and keely baker from great falls to win the full Missoula Marthon.  "All year one of my top goal's was to win the win this marathon. So it's like a dream come true," said Keely Baker of Great Falls. Baker was the firs...

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4th Annual Stand Up For Students Toiletries Drive

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GREAT FALLS- The Great Falls Association of Realtors continues to host their 4th Annual Stand Up For Students Toiletries Drive which runs until August 22, 2018. 

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8th Annual Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

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GREAT FALLS- People of all ages dressed up in costumes to attend the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party on July 15th at the Paris Gibson Museum of Art. 

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67th Annual Native American Indian Days

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The 67th Annual Native American Indian Days are one of the largest gatherings of the United States and Canadian tribes, hundreds came together to celebrate their culture. The celebration in Browning always happens the second week in July for four days of authentic Blackfeet traditions. Such as pow-wow dancing, stick games, horse relay races, and the crowning of a new Miss Blackfeet. If you didn't make it today, there's still time to participate. The event will wrap up Sunday for more... More>>

Community Spotlight: Pint Night!

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The Golden Triangle Chapter of Pheasants Forever is excited to bring ‘Pint Night’ to the Front Brewery in Great Falls. The event happens July 18th and goes from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. $1 from every pint sold supports local conservation efforts. More>>

Helena Regional Airport to undergo expansion

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The Helena Regional Airport is about to undergo a huge expansion. The multi-million dollar project is set to enlarge the terminal, add seating, bring in amenities and more. The two-year project will add more than 20,000 square feet to the building. The passenger holding area will have more seating installed. Right now, many folks have to stand before take-off because there aren't enough seats. Also, the area will get a new restaurant and bar, better Wi-Fi and a cell phone charging ... More>>

Helena tourism on the rise

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Most people think of politics and legislators when the Queen City comes to mind. However, our Bliss Zechman explains how the Helena has turned into a hub for tourism. This bumpy ride is a bonus for the town. Not only does it highlight Helena’s rich history, the tour directs patrons to restaurants, trails and businesses. "We just love the whole city and everything it has to offer," said Vicki Moore, a tourist from Georgia. Mike Mergenthaler with the Chamber of Commer... More>>

MT race to the congressional seat shaping up to be a tight one

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The battle over Montana's lone congressional seat is shaping up to be a tight one.  A June poll from Gravis marketing showed democratic candidate Kathleen Williams is leading Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte by six points. Republicans challenge the polling methods. Although Williams is leading in the polls, according to the Associated Press Gianforte has more cash on hand. Reports show he had $1.3 million dollars in the bank at the beginning of July while Williams ha... More>>

Hope finally comes home

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Hope finally returned from recovering from surgery and nearly 9 months of intensive physical therapy. If you’ve been following Hope’s story, she came from a hoarding situation and had a bum front leg. But her rescuer saw through her injury, raised money and got her the help she needed at a veterinary school in Washington. And the students said she was amazing. “Everyone loved her. Actually her doctor. Dr. Farnsworth is her biggest fan. He is truly in love with her ... More>>

Community Spotlight: 2018 Montana East-West Shrine Football Game

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Summertime football is heading for Memorial Stadium at Great Falls High! Players from Eastern and Western Montana will put the pads on for the 72nd Annual Game Saturday, July, 21st at 7:00 p.m. But there’s more happening before kick-off. Shiner John Hayes and Patient Ambassador Grant Brumwell have all of the details in tonight’s Community Spotlight. Check it out: 

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Helena Diocese apologizes for priests who attended Trump rally

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An administrator from the Diocese of Helena sent out an apology to the congregation saying he regrets "the pain caused" by the priests  who attended the Trump rally. The letter will appear in many bulletins throughout the diocese this Sunday. Administrator Kevin O'Neill said he regrets any and all confusion or hurt the priests attendance at the rally caused. He outlined that many people objected to the priests being there for two reasons. One: because they were in cl... More>>

Green Party gets another glimmer of hope

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The Green Party, once again, has a glimmer of hope that they'll make it on the ballot. Secretary of State Corey Stapleton announced Wednesday that he will appeal to the State Supreme Court to get the party back on for the November election. On Monday, a Helena district court judge ordered the party to be removed from the ballot. He cited the greens didn't gather enough viable signatures to petition their party. According to the Independent Record, Stapleton said he decided to appe... More>>

More than 3,200 pounds of trash removed out of Helena National Forest

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More than a ton of trash has been dumped at the Helena National Forest just in the last couple of weeks. Our Bliss Zechman went to check out the damage and see what foresters are doing to help. Thanks to the National Forest Service’s cleanup efforts, most of this area out here is now pristine. However, just a few days ago, parts of this campground were a mess. Today several families are out camping at the national forest, enjoying the breeze and some wild boar.  But recen... More>>

New nursing program aims to help rural communities

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According to usawage.com, medical occupations are some of the highest paid in the state and now to help people get closer to that goal the University of Providence is now offering a new bachelor's of science in nursing.  The four-year undergraduate program is focusing on future nurses to serve in rural areas, both in Central Montana and across other rural western states.  The Central Montana medical center collaborated with Univ of Providence to provide clinicals for rural ... More>>

City discusses future of Natatorium

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The Natatorium has been causing quite the stir when it comes to the city budget, and commissioners held a work session today to discuss the future of the Morony Natatorium. Bricks on the west side have fallen off the building and according to the city manager, the east side is no longer structurally sound. The cost to repair it all is more than half a million dollars, something the city just doesn't have.  Currently, the city is looking to close the natatorium permanently in Ja...

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Community Spotlight: Stuff The Bus

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Sure, its summer, but a new school year is right around the corner. But, before we get back to school, the United Way of Cascade County is gearing up for their annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ fundraiser. What’s that? Well, three buses will be accepting donations, like school supplies and other everyday necessities all benefiting local non-profit organizations helping those who need, start the school year right. The goal is to fill the buses and break last year’s total o... More>>

Woman hit by driver in Great Falls, driver fled scene

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A woman was hit by a car last night by the intersection of Central Avenue West and 11th street North West. According to Great Falls Police Department, the incident happened around 11 p.m. They received multiple calls of a woman lying in the street and she had difficulty breathing. The woman who was hit said the vehicle was a newer white Ford SUV, possibly and Escape or Edge. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene before police could arrive. GFPD says the vehicle has damage to th...

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School supply collection underway

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 HELENA, Mont.,- A couple of organizations are already gearing up for the school year.Some dedicated parents and school staff members are collecting supplies for low-income students. Without the help of these volunteers, many students walk onto campus in August without basic supplies. "Stuff the Bus" is a project fueled by the Angel Fund.The non-profit aims to help kids have a better life. Mary Anderson has volunteered with the organization for years.  She says ... More>>

Rural fire departments battle a lack of volunteers

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As many long time volunteers turn in their hoses, rural fire departments are struggling to keep volunteers at their stations. Our Bliss Zechman explains how departments are trying to keep communities safe with limited staff. On average, the West Valley Fire Department's siren sounds off twice a day to help those in need. Last year, they responded to almost 800 calls. However, as more and more veteran volunteers retire, answering those calls has become increasingly difficult. "W... More>>

HUD bans smoking on all public housing locations

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Earlier this year the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced increases to residents rent and now renters are facing a new blow which renters are saying is taking too much of their rights away.  Last month the Great Falls Housing Authority started their smoke-free policy. The policy said you must smoke 25 feet from all public housing and administration buildings. Kevin Hager, executive director, of the GFHA, tell us that it's to help better control public health. ...

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West side development

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GREAT FALLS- The Great Falls Development Authority has several projects underway, including some that haven't even been announced to the public yet. Brett Doney, CEO, and President of GFDA explained that businesses will always close and open, but currently, development has been booming.  "Well the West Bank Landing project itself, the multiphase project over the next few years that’s going to be over 65 million in private investments, so that's very exciting," ... More>>

Northeastern Montana farmers take big hit after storms

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In northeastern Montana, communities are still picking up the pieces after destructive winds moved through the area over the last few days. The second wave of storms hit Tuesday evening, while many were still trying to recover from the first storms on Monday. According to the Sheridan County Sheriff, although residents have come together to clean up, its the farmers and ranchers who are taking the biggest hit of all. Farmer Greg Wirtz has 5,000 acres near Outlook Montana. He said hai... More>>

Cost of President Trump's visit for Cascade County

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Cascade county has released their estimated expense and income report from President Trump's visit to Great Falls. 

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Plentywood gets smacked with 2 storms in 90 minutes; Majority of town sees damage Video included

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PLENTYWOOD - A massive storm in northeastern Montana has caused serious damage to the town of Plentywood.  Taylor Ordahl, a local photographer, told us the storm hit hard for about 15 minutes before rearing it's ugly head again another 45 minutes later. "We could see it building as we were driving into town. It started pouring as we pulled into our driveway.  We watched everything happen from our bay window in our kitchen.", said Ordahl After the first storm hit ...

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Community Spotlight: 4-H Club Livestock Show and Sale

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The Cascade County 4-H Club is excited to bring you the Livestock Show and Sale at Montana ExpoPark. The event takes place July 12th-14th at the Livestock Pavilion. There, you’ll find a variety of livestock and meats for judging and sale. Macy and Baylee Herman stopped by the KFBB Studios for tonight’s Community Spotlight to explain more. Here’s the interview:

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YWCA receives donations to remodel

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GREAT FALLS- The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) in Great Falls received a 157,000 dollar donation to remodel the lower level which had water damage and asbestos problems. Donations came from various organizations. -$77,000 from Brown Field for flooring. -$40,000 from other individuals for miscellaneous repairs. -$20,000 from Black Grant for flooring. -$20,000 from Montana Board of Crime Control for equipment and technology. Sandi Filipowicz, YWCA Executive Director, said... More>>

Box Truck catches fire just north of Ulm

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A box truck caught fire along I-15 around 2:45 this afternoon, forcing the northbound lane to close. Montana Highway Patrol, Ulm fire, and the Montana Air National Guard responded to the incident. According to Montana Highway Patrol, the truck overheated while driving northbound and when the driver pulled over, the box truck caught fire.  The north bound lane of I-15 was shut down for approximately 15 minutes as crews worked to put out the flames. No one was injured... More>>

Judge signs order to put the Green Party off the November ballot

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After months of working to make it on the ballot, a judge in Helena ruled the Montana Green Party will not be an option for voters in November. Danielle Breck coordinator of the Montana Green Party said she was blindsided by this decision. She knew it was a possibility, but she didn't hear anything about  the court until around 3:00 p.m. yesterday. Helena District Court Judge James Reynolds made the decision to remove the party, saying the group didn't have enough viable s... More>>

MDT tries out new zipper merge system

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In the face of intense construction on Highway 12 near East Helena , the state of Montana is trying out a new merge system. The Montana Department of transportation is using a new technique called zipper merging. The East Helena viaduct construction project is acting as a guinea pig for this system. The zipper merge is suppose to reduce speeds between two lanes, reduce traffic backup by up to 40 percent and reduce congestion on freeway interchanges. “This is a test project act... More>>

Why is the Missouri River so low?

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It seems like just a couple weeks ago, the community was worrying about the Missouri River having one of the floods of the century, but now if you look at it, the mighty Missouri isn't looking like what it used to be. 

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Great Falls Public Schools receives donation

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GREAT FALLS- The Great Falls Public Schools Board held a meeting on July 9 to announce a donation of 150,000 dollars. 

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10th Annual Family FunFest in Great Falls Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Mark Willmarth of the Great Falls Lions Club stops by the KFBB studio to talk about the annual Family FunFest in Great Falls! This year's event will take place Saturday, July 14th from 10:00am-2:00pm at the Lions Park located at 10th Ave. South and 27th Street. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature several giveaways, games, entertainment, music and food.  For more information, call the Great Falls Park and Recreation Depart...

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Phase Two of East Helena Viaduct Construction starts

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Phase two of the East Helena Viaduct construction project began on Monday.   Our Bliss Zechman is at the site where officials told her this newest leg of the project is just one step in improving safety on what is known as a dangerous stretch of highway in the area.   The area is prone to speeding and wrecks. The Montana Department of Transportation is hoping this project will help fix some of those problems. MDT’s plan includes several installation and repair pro... More>>

New generation of law enforcement learns at Junior Police Leadership Academy

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A new generation of law enforcement officials are undergoing training in Helena. Our Bliss Zechman explains how high schoolers from around the treasure state are learning exactly what it takes to be a cop at the Junior Police Leadership Academy. Youngsters here are learning a wide variety of police basics. Like how to make an arrest and how to shoot a gun. Waking up bright and early, just like their real life counterparts, to hone in their skills. “They get up at 5:45 every m... More>>

Vandals spray-paint a family dog in Helena

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One dog in Helena was left traumatized after criminals spray-painted the pup from nose to tail. Our Bliss Zechman explains how the lab and his family are turning this horrible situation into a positive one for other pups. 

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Missouri River Sees 3rd Highest Runoff in 120 Years Video included

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The runoff in the Missouri River basin reached a total of 10 million acre-feet. An acre-foot means the amount of water it takes to cover one acre in a foot of water. John Remus, Chief of the Missouri River Basin Waste Division tells us the updated runoff reflects the melting of the above average mountain snow pack and moderate to heavy plains snow pack, as well as average rainfall that fell throughout the basin over the last four months. US Army Corps of Engineers said the agency will... More>>

Protecting your plants from the sun Video included

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One way people escape the blistering sun is gardening and we all know the damage too much time in the sun can do if you're not careful. We can protect ourselves by putting on light clothing or sunblock but it's not that simple for plants. Which raises the question of how can you protect your garden from getting sunburned?  According to garden therapy.com, one way to protect your plants from the sun is to put a thick layer of mulch on them, which protects the roots from the ... More>>

Community Spotlight:Veteran’s of Foreign Wars

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In tonight’s Community Spotlight, Chaplain Jim Porter with the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars stopped by to talk about fundraising for some new flag poles. Their goal is to raise $15,000 to cover the cost of two new poles, and any additional charges to install them. Find out how you can help, here’s the interview: More>>

Republican lawmaker: "Special session unlikely"

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After a couple weeks of debate and strife, it doesn't look like Montana will hold another special session. Although it's not official, it appears republicans don't have enough support from their constituents.  Senate President Scott Sales says he knew getting the necessary 76 signatures was a gamble from the get go. He spoke with a representative from the Secretary of State's office this morning and was told 13 GOP lawmakers have already voted against holding the session. If th...

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Citizens help catch criminals

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Today, the beers pouring freely and patrons are happily chatting at the Laib-ation Station off Lincoln Rd. However, that wasn't the scene early yesterday morning. "It is a serious crime. There was approximately $5,000 in the safe," said Sheriff Leo Dutton.   The sheriff's department received a 911 call that someone had broken into the bar. A woman who lives near the bar said a man came out carrying a large object. She didn't try to interfere, but instead provided a de...

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Public lands trashed, deputy calls for action

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There's been a sharp increase in the number of people polluting public lands.  From dumping refrigerators to leaving shotgun shells, it's become a huge problem for law enforcement and patrons "It’s kind of become a dump up here,” said Eileen Scott. Scott has lived on the edge of the North Hill access point for 20 years. She's tired of people disrespecting not only the public land next to her, but her home as well. “We’re afraid we're going to get h...

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Law enforcement pleased with Great Falls after Trump rally

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After spending over 8 hours in the scorching sun, Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards suffered pretty serious sunburn along with others, covering the Trump rally. Edwards said whenever events like this happen they always take a look at what can they do better for next time, especially when it comes to public safety which was one of Thursday's biggest concerns.  Edwards told KFBB that if he could do it all over again he would change a few things.  He said, "I would like... More>>

One person dead after crash north of Augusta

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Thursday morning Montana Highway Patrol responded to a crash just north of August. The accident happened on US 287 around 6:30 am. According to the Montana Highway Patrol, a 56-year-old male from Dutton was heading northbound when he ran off the road and collided with a post. Officials said the vehicle then continued down an embankment and collided with two trees. The driver was the only person in the car and was pronounced dead on the scene. More>>

Candidate Rosendale tries the Commander-in-Chief burger Video included

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Just about every Republican candidate running for a seat was in Great Falls Thursday, including Matt Rosendale. Before the big rally, Rosendale was invited to try a once-in-a-lifetime burger from the famous Roadhouse Grill.

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Vendors banking in on presidential visit

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Vendors came from all over the country have come to the Electric City to take part in this historic event. If you have rode down Smelter Avenue chances are you have seen Trump merchandise all over the place. Brooklyn native, Rocky Granata, travels all over the country following Trump. Granata, who is also a trump supporter says he travels thousands of miles each month to Trump rallies and packs all the items into an SUV and also lives out of it. He tells us regardless of al... More>>

Expect some delays on the road for Trump's visit, but air travel should be fine

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We asked a travel expert what kind of delays to expect for drivers and airplane passengers during President Trump's visit to Great Falls.

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Print out tickets for the Trump event in Great Falls, sheriff says Video included

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Since the white house confirmed the president was making a trip in the Electric City, KFBB has been getting phone call after phone call on people having a hard time going through the ticketing process. The only way to get a pair of tickets is to RSVP on donaldjtrump.com. Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards tells up that although the sheriff's office has been working hand in hand they have not clarified on how they will process tickets at the door but his advice to people is to do...

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Cascade County Sheriff says President visit will be expensive

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Sheriff's departments from around the state are sending staff to help provide security at Donald Trump's visit. The Cascade County sheriff says it might be a big expense for the county.

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Deputies coming in from all over to help with Presidential visit

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According to Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards, several entities of law enforcement will be heading to the Electric City tomorrow to help local law enforcement with the Trump rally which means a heavy presence of deputies. Sheriff Edwards said Teton County, Choteau County and Lewis and Clark County all volunteered to help out with the presidential visit. Which would put a total of 45 deputies on the grounds at Expo Park and the normal convoy of deputies on the streets. He said its i...

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Elk brucellosis hosting public meeting in Bozeman July 19

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"Brucellosis" a word no one in the agriculture industry or wildlife departments want to hear. It Is a highly contagious bacterial infection that can be spread from wildlife, to livestock, and to humans.

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Will local businesses serve President Trump?

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With President Trump coming to Great Falls, we asked what would Great Falls businesses do...

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Orphaned grizzly cubs find forever home

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The three bears cubs who tragically lost their mother in a hit and run accident near Lincoln, a month ago. the fear they would be put down has finally come to an end, and the cubs will go to their forever home.  In a press release from Montana's Fish, Wildlife, and parks, the orphaned cubs are all going north to Zoo sauvage in Quebec. 

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Firework sales on Fourth of July

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GREAT FALLS- Employees at firework stands around town explained that the Fourth of July sales is the highest of the year. The owner of King Kong Harry's fireworks stands, Patrick McQueen said that sales have picked up the last few days, but they prepared for a big rush on the Fourth of July. Tanner Gliko, an employee at Liberty Fireworks explained 20,000 fireworks have been sold this season, and they anticipated to sell 12,000 to 15,000 more on July Fourth. "Sales have been b...

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Experience living history, WWII airplane exhibit in Helena

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This B-24 Liberator carried The Greatest Generation to victory more than 70 years ago. Now, it serves another purpose. On this Independence Day, kids and veterans alike hopped aboard to experience history. "We’re basically barnstormers but instead of taking old by planes around from field to field we fly World War II aircrafts. So we're kind of like a flying museum, but we're also an opportunity for people to go on flights on aircrafts you're not going to see anywhere else... More>>

Old Glory Flag raises, Helena celebrates Independence Day

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The Old Glory Landmark Flag is a staple that's hard to miss in the Helena community. Just about everyone in the Capitol City admires this swaying symbol of freedom, but to some, it means more. "Very moving. A lot of freedom, [that is what it] means to me," said Chuck Butler. Butler is one of the guys who makes it possible for this flag to fly. Fifteen years ago, he fought to have this monument built, because he has something to fight for. Two of his sons served in the arme... More>>

Special Work Session scheduled for City Commission

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There are several items on the city of Great Falls budget which could face the chopping block this year. and now commissioners have a lot to consider.  In Today's regularly scheduled commission meeting the commissioners set a public hearing for the annual budget resolution but with this years nearly 118 million dollar budget not being enough to keep everything, the commissioners decided to have a special work session before the hearing. "We will go through further detailed... More>>

Cascade County Sheriff lays out rules for presidential visit Video included

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Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards said the gates to Expo park will close after the last employee leaves on Tuesday. He said the closure is to prep the Four Seasons Arena for the presidential visit. KFBB did reach out to management at Expo Park regarding preparation but we were directed to the Trump administration.  Once gates close Tuesday night they will not reopen until July 5 at 10:30 am. Sheriff Edwards said they are expecting at least 6,000 people to show up to this histo... More>>

Fireworks impact on veterans

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GREAT FALLS- The loud popping and missile sound on the 4th of July are normal sounds of the holiday. For combat veterans who are dealing with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) the day can cause trauma.

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President Trump's visit impacting Great Falls

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With President Donald Trump's visit slated for July 5, Great Falls is filling up with visitors. Local hotels say they're fully booked.

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Man accused of sexually assaulting woman in Great Falls

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A Tier II Sex Offender is charged with sexually assaulting a woman while her child was in bed with her.

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Report says Montana has a positive outlook on renewable energy

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A new report says with a few infrastructure changes, Montana could increase its power output by nearly 360 megawatts in a few years, making Montana wind more enticing to outside states looking for renewable energy.

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Topless woman drives an excavator into fence

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GREAT FALLS- Around 8 a.m. 34-year-old woman, Heather Houston allegedly stole an excavator from a salvage yard on Rainbow Dam Road. She then drove the excavator to the Fox Hollow apartment complex where she proceeded to ride up the excavator topless.  Houston was taken to jail. She was charged with criminal mischief and criminal endangerment. 

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Montana firefighters helping relieve Colorado fires

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MONTANA- Rocky Mountain Fire Suppression went to Southern Colorado to help with fire relief.  Shane Strehle, a firefighter with the Rocky Mountain Fire Rescue explained they received a call early Saturday morning on June 30th to cover the fires and were on the road by that evening. They got to Colorado on July 2nd.  Since the crew has been there, Strehle explained that the fire had spread about 10,000 acres. "It's pretty bad. It's up to 50,000 acres right now, and a ...

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"Old-Fashioned" Picnic at Black Eagle Community Park Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Brian Hoven of the Black Eagle Community Park stops by the KFBB studio to discuss this year's Old-Fashioned Picnic on Wednesday, July 4th from 11:00am-4:00pm at the Black Eagle Park. Different this year: folks will be purchasing food directly via cash or card. In previous years, attendees would buy tickets upon entering and use their tickets to pay. Tickets will now only be necessary for things like drinks and ice cream. 

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Urban Art Project downtown

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GREAT FALLS- The Urban Art project has been a 13 tradition where artists are featured through windows downtown.  The 11 windows feature mostly local artists, but also a few from Missoula and Colorado. The displays are located along 1st Ave S. between 3rd and 4th St. Each artist is sponsored by a business in the area who pays for the artist to decorate the window.  Jean Price, the Urban Art Project Director, explained you can either interpret the art yourself or read about ... More>>

GameStop early morning break in

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According to a woman who wishes unidentified, told KFBB the suspect appeared to be male, who was wearing a black hoodie, white mask/bandanna, and sunglasses. He was of medium build.

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Tier 2 sex offender faces new charges

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According to the Great Falls Police Department, Ronald Eugene Knapp was arrested Friday and charged with sexual intercourse without consent and failure to give notice for change of address. Knapp has a criminal history dating back over 20 years. In 1982 he was charged with theft in Cascade County, in 1989 he was charged with sexual intercourse without consent and sexual assault. He is currently awaiting his initial appearance in court with a $125,000 bond. More>>

Families Belong Together rally up in Great Falls

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Immigration is one of the most talked about topics and thousands all over the country including several cities in Montana, took part in the "Families Belong Together" rally to protest President Trump's policies.  Protestors at the rally said the reason for this protest is to bring awareness to representatives who have turned a blind eye to immigration issues.  Jasmine Taylor, an organizer said "It took an enormous amount of public outcry before anything wa... More>>

After flood clean-up efforts still active weeks after flooding

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Floods wreaked havoc over much of North Central Montana almost two weeks ago and clean up efforts are still in full effects in those hard-hit areas like Augusta. Saturday after days of flooding along the Rocky Mountain Front, folks from all over went to Augusta to help clean up the local park. Susan Ford< a local teacher, who is heading the cleanup efforts tells us they have hauled almost 10 truckloads of debris. She said to her this shows her how much Montanans truly stick togeth... More>>

Officers sustain minor injuries after fight with suspect

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Officers were dispatch to 2121 Vaughn Rd Friday evening for reports of a man threatening and trying to attack employees.  When officers arrived they found 22-year old, SmOKey Gervais, outside of the establishment trying to break things. According to GFPD when officers tried to make contact with Gervais that's when officers and Gervais started to fight. Right now, the officers involved are expected to be ok but Gervais faces several charges that include: 2 counts of ass... More>>

SUV hits boat and rolls

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A rollover near Avon, happened just after 11 a.m. Saturday morning. Montana Highway Patrol said an SUV was traveling South Bound on Highway 141 when they collided with a boat that deattached from the truck hauling it.  Montana Highway Patrol said minor injuries were sustained, however everyone involved is expected to make a speedy recovery.    More>>

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  • Car chase starts in Sweet Grass County and ends in Park County

    Car chase starts in Sweet Grass County and ends in Park County

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:20 AM EDT2018-07-20 05:20:42 GMT

    Montana Highway Patrol Sergeant Joshua Brown confirmed a high speed chase started around 4:30 Thursday afternoon in Sweet Grass County and ultimately ending in Park County.  

    Montana Highway Patrol Sergeant Joshua Brown confirmed a high speed chase started around 4:30 Thursday afternoon in Sweet Grass County and ultimately ending in Park County.  

  • Flood victims get cleanup help

    Flood victims get cleanup help

    Wednesday, May 30 2018 7:15 PM EDT2018-05-30 23:15:03 GMT
    HELENA, Mont.,- Multiple organizations band together Wednesday to help flood victims with cleanup efforts. Thanks to the LDS Church, Red Cross and more, the cleanup process just got a little easier. From water testing to counseling services, several Helena based organizations are offering their services to a community that was recently devastated by floods. Victims can come out to get guidance as well as free goods. Buckets of disinfecting supplies are being handed out along with ...
    HELENA, Mont.,- Multiple organizations band together Wednesday to help flood victims with cleanup efforts. Thanks to the LDS Church, Red Cross and more, the cleanup process just got a little easier. From water testing to counseling services, several Helena based organizations are offering their services to a community that was recently devastated by floods. Victims can come out to get guidance as well as free goods. Buckets of disinfecting supplies are being handed out along with ...
  • Pipeline protester must pay over $3K in fines

    Pipeline protester must pay over $3K in fines

    Tuesday, March 20 2018 8:27 PM EDT2018-03-21 00:27:58 GMT

    65 year old Leonard Higgins turned off an emergency valve at a Spectra Energy site last October just south of Big Sandy. Not only did the self-proclaimed activist admit to turning the valve off. He video taped himself as he did it. 

    65 year old Leonard Higgins turned off an emergency valve at a Spectra Energy site last October just south of Big Sandy. Not only did the self-proclaimed activist admit to turning the valve off. He video taped himself as he did it. 

  • Local Business Spotlight: Morning Light Coffee

    Local Business Spotlight: Morning Light Coffee

    Tuesday, March 20 2018 4:04 PM EDT2018-03-20 20:04:01 GMT

    Making latte's and cappuccinos wasn’t even a thought for morning light coffee roasters almost 30 years ago. In fact, they got into the coffee business as wholesalers for local grocery stores. Times have changed however, they opened a coffee shop, continued roasting and haven’t looked back. “We are kind of unique that we roast our own coffee in our store. We started that concept back in 1989 and it was a fairly new concept, nobody was doing it around the countr

    Making latte's and cappuccinos wasn’t even a thought for morning light coffee roasters almost 30 years ago. In fact, they got into the coffee business as wholesalers for local grocery stores. Times have changed however, they opened a coffee shop, continued roasting and haven’t looked back. “We are kind of unique that we roast our own coffee in our store. We started that concept back in 1989 and it was a fairly new concept, nobody was doing it around the countr

  • Discovering the Future: Native American Bison Experience

    Discovering the Future: Native American Bison Experience

    Students at Paris Gibson Education Center had the opportunity of a lifetime to go the Fort Belknap reservation and harvest a bison: what they call the Native American Bison Experience.

    Students at Paris Gibson Education Center had the opportunity of a lifetime to go the Fort Belknap reservation and harvest a bison: what they call the Native American Bison Experience.

  • Update: Suspect arrested in hit-and-run accident that killed Canadian man

    Tuesday, February 27 2018 1:17 PM EST2018-02-27 18:17:24 GMT

    One Canadian man has been arrested in connection to a crash that killed a 72-year-old man in Great Falls on April 15th. 

    One Canadian man has been arrested in connection to a crash that killed a 72-year-old man in Great Falls on April 15th. 

  • Cyber hacking protection tips

    Cyber hacking protection tips

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 8:21 PM EST2018-01-25 01:21:15 GMT

    It can happen to you anytime....anywhere....even if you think it can't. That's what Eric Fulton, a former professional hacker is saying about cyber attacks. 

    It can happen to you anytime....anywhere....even if you think it can't. That's what Eric Fulton, a former professional hacker is saying about cyber attacks. 

  • Domestic violence cases increasing in Cascade County

    Domestic violence cases increasing in Cascade County

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:21 PM EST2018-01-16 23:21:12 GMT
    Domestic violence is a growing issue here in Cascade County. According to the Victim Witness Assistant Services, they currently have more than 350 open files. There were also more than 1,000 local victims in 2017. "Everyday we deal with it," said Tonya Rolando with the Victim Witness Assistant Services. "Some days multiple times, some days maybe once, but I would average probably daily." According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, nearly 2...
    Domestic violence is a growing issue here in Cascade County. According to the Victim Witness Assistant Services, they currently have more than 350 open files. There were also more than 1,000 local victims in 2017. "Everyday we deal with it," said Tonya Rolando with the Victim Witness Assistant Services. "Some days multiple times, some days maybe once, but I would average probably daily." According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, nearly 2...
  • University of Providence Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    University of Providence Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Monday, January 15 2018 7:52 PM EST2018-01-16 00:52:59 GMT

    The University of Providence celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. with a special celebration held on campus. It all started at 10:00 a.m. with the ringing of the Chapel Bell. The University of Providence says they do it every year along with the ringing of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. The event also consisted of speeches, music and food.  "Martin Luther King stood for so much of what our campus stands for in terms of a commitment to justice, a commitment to peace, and t...

    The University of Providence celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. with a special celebration held on campus. It all started at 10:00 a.m. with the ringing of the Chapel Bell. The University of Providence says they do it every year along with the ringing of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. The event also consisted of speeches, music and food.  "Martin Luther King stood for so much of what our campus stands for in terms of a commitment to justice, a commitment to peace, and t...

  • Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals: Day Three

    Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals: Day Three

    Sunday, January 14 2018 11:50 PM EST2018-01-15 04:50:58 GMT
    Highlights from the final day of the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals held on Sunday, January 14th. 
    Highlights from the final day of the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals held on Sunday, January 14th. 
  • Getting to know JJ Harrison the Rodeo Clown

    Getting to know JJ Harrison the Rodeo Clown

    Sunday, January 14 2018 4:23 PM EST2018-01-14 21:23:47 GMT

    The Montana PRCA Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals are well underway and you might have noticed a certain rodeo clown.  Originally a school teacher with a masters degree, JJ Harrison says his love for being the class clown eventually became his occupation. " About 2004 a friend of mine said 'hey I'm putting a bull ride on and I want you to be my clown,' Harrison said. "I thought that's ridiculously stupid I'm not wearing make-up prancing around like some dork. No I'm not doing...

    The Montana PRCA Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals are well underway and you might have noticed a certain rodeo clown.  Originally a school teacher with a masters degree, JJ Harrison says his love for being the class clown eventually became his occupation. " About 2004 a friend of mine said 'hey I'm putting a bull ride on and I want you to be my clown,' Harrison said. "I thought that's ridiculously stupid I'm not wearing make-up prancing around like some dork. No I'm not doing...

  • Townsend and Jefferson Split Rivalry Doubleheader

    Townsend and Jefferson Split Rivalry Doubleheader

    Sunday, January 14 2018 12:15 AM EST2018-01-14 05:15:45 GMT

    The Townsend Bulldogs hosted the Jefferson Panthers for a Class B high school basketball rivalry doubleheader. 

    The Townsend Bulldogs hosted the Jefferson Panthers for a Class B high school basketball rivalry doubleheader. 

  • Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals: Day Two

    Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals: Day Two

    Saturday, January 13 2018 11:40 PM EST2018-01-14 04:40:17 GMT
    Highlights from day two of the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals held on Saturday, January 13th.
    Highlights from day two of the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals held on Saturday, January 13th.
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  • Actor Steve Reevis dies

    Actor Steve Reevis dies

    Thursday, December 7 2017 7:10 PM EST2017-12-08 00:10:39 GMT

    Steve Reevis was an actor and a member of the Blackfeet Nation in Browning Montana. According to the Pikanni Press & Newsfeed in Browning Reevis passed away December 7, 2017.

    Steve Reevis was an actor and a member of the Blackfeet Nation in Browning Montana. According to the Pikanni Press & Newsfeed in Browning Reevis passed away December 7, 2017.

  • Senator Daines to host press call regarding public lands

    Senator Daines to host press call regarding public lands

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 6:35 PM EST2017-12-06 23:35:45 GMT
    Today, U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced he will be hosting a press call on Thursday, December 7th, to discuss public lands with the Montana press. This story will be updated as we learn more details.
    Today, U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced he will be hosting a press call on Thursday, December 7th, to discuss public lands with the Montana press. This story will be updated as we learn more details.
  • Whitefish sues over payments for Puerto Rico power work

    Whitefish sues over payments for Puerto Rico power work

    Friday, December 1 2017 12:51 PM EST2017-12-01 17:51:08 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A small Montana company that landed and lost a $300 million contract to restore Puerto Rico's hurricane-shattered electric grid is suing a subcontractor for allegedly interfering with tens of millions of dollars in payments.  

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A small Montana company that landed and lost a $300 million contract to restore Puerto Rico's hurricane-shattered electric grid is suing a subcontractor for allegedly interfering with tens of millions of dollars in payments.  

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  • City budget passes, Natatorium will close

    City budget passes, Natatorium will close

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 4:22 PM EDT2018-07-18 20:22:23 GMT

    The city commission passed the Great Falls annual $117.9 million city budget on Tuesday, with a lot of discussion on what the future holds. 

    The city commission passed the Great Falls annual $117.9 million city budget on Tuesday, with a lot of discussion on what the future holds. 

  • GFPD needs the public help to find Tamara "Tammy" Goff

    GFPD needs the public help to find Tamara "Tammy" Goff

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:37 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:37:44 GMT

    Just an hour ago the Great Falls Police Department issued a community alert for a missing person. The missing person's name is Tamara "Tammy" Goff. She was last seen leaving her residence in the 2100 block of 7th Ave North, in a 2008 black Chevrolet Colorado (MT plate 293204A), on July 12, 2018, at approximately 7am.  Tammy was said to be headed to the south end of Great Falls with her dog “Sadie”, a German Shepherd mix.  If you have any information a...

    Just an hour ago the Great Falls Police Department issued a community alert for a missing person. The missing person's name is Tamara "Tammy" Goff. She was last seen leaving her residence in the 2100 block of 7th Ave North, in a 2008 black Chevrolet Colorado (MT plate 293204A), on July 12, 2018, at approximately 7am.  Tammy was said to be headed to the south end of Great Falls with her dog “Sadie”, a German Shepherd mix.  If you have any information a...

  • Southwestern Montana town evacuated in chemical lab incident

    Southwestern Montana town evacuated in chemical lab incident

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:12 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:12:45 GMT

    The small unincorporated community of Norris, near Bozeman, is reopened after authorities evacuated it on Tuesday while explosives were removed from a laboratory. 

    The small unincorporated community of Norris, near Bozeman, is reopened after authorities evacuated it on Tuesday while explosives were removed from a laboratory. 

  • Moving on after four years

    Moving on after four years

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 8:41 PM EDT2018-07-18 00:41:05 GMT
    In July, Browning held a number of events.from the annual North American Indian Days, to the rodeo and Indian Relay Races. But that's not all, it also marked the end of an era. "I obviously have mixed feelings,"said Former Business Tribal Councilman Harry Barnes.  After he served serving the Blackfeet nation for four years, tribal chairman Harry Barnes is passing the torch to the next council.  he says he hopes they will be progressive and put whats best for the ...
    In July, Browning held a number of events.from the annual North American Indian Days, to the rodeo and Indian Relay Races. But that's not all, it also marked the end of an era. "I obviously have mixed feelings,"said Former Business Tribal Councilman Harry Barnes.  After he served serving the Blackfeet nation for four years, tribal chairman Harry Barnes is passing the torch to the next council.  he says he hopes they will be progressive and put whats best for the ...
  • UPDATE: Sheriff releases more information on shooting

    UPDATE: Sheriff releases more information on shooting

    Thursday, July 19 2018 3:31 PM EDT2018-07-19 19:31:13 GMT

    Sun Prairie, MT - Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards has confirmed with KFBB that one person was shot in Sun Prairie on Washington Boulevard. 

    Sun Prairie, MT - Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards has confirmed with KFBB that one person was shot in Sun Prairie on Washington Boulevard. 

  • Car chase starts in Sweet Grass County and ends in Park County

    Car chase starts in Sweet Grass County and ends in Park County

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:20 AM EDT2018-07-20 05:20:42 GMT

    Montana Highway Patrol Sergeant Joshua Brown confirmed a high speed chase started around 4:30 Thursday afternoon in Sweet Grass County and ultimately ending in Park County.  

    Montana Highway Patrol Sergeant Joshua Brown confirmed a high speed chase started around 4:30 Thursday afternoon in Sweet Grass County and ultimately ending in Park County.  

  • Missing Stevensville woman found

    Missing Stevensville woman found

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:13 AM EDT2018-07-20 15:13:22 GMT

    UPDATE: Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton says that the missing Stevensville woman was located on Thursday evening by Ravalli Co. Search and Rescue and the Ravalli Co. Sheriff's Office.

    UPDATE: Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton says that the missing Stevensville woman was located on Thursday evening by Ravalli Co. Search and Rescue and the Ravalli Co. Sheriff's Office.

  • Flushing acid down the toilet: lab cleanup forces US 287 shutdown and town evacuation

    Flushing acid down the toilet: lab cleanup forces US 287 shutdown and town evacuation

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:40 AM EDT2018-07-20 15:40:00 GMT
    Missoula County Explosives Ordinance Disposal Team preparing for action. July 17, 2018. Photo credit: EPAMissoula County Explosives Ordinance Disposal Team preparing for action. July 17, 2018. Photo credit: EPA

    Some of the chemicals at the lab in Norris were so volatile that the risk of transporting them was too great, and experts decided to do a controlled detonation at the site of the lab.

    Some of the chemicals at the lab in Norris were so volatile that the risk of transporting them was too great, and experts decided to do a controlled detonation at the site of the lab.

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