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Law enforcement searching for three armed, dangerous suspects near Helena

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A Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy was reportedly shot at Tuesday during an attempted traffic stop. Luckily, the deputy isn't injured, but now the search is on for the suspects.

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Malmstrom commander relieved of duty

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MALMSTROM AFB - Lieutenant Colonel Raymond Fortner, the commander of the 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron, has been relieved of duty.  According to a press release from MAFB Public Affairs, Colonel Aaron Guill relieved Fortner due to,  "loss of trust and confidence after a series of events."   Complaints had been filed with the 341st Missile Wing Inspector General, which is what initiated an investigation.  It concluded several of those complaints ...

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Pita Pit is officially open once again

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Less than a month ago, 25-year-old Allen Roberts was arrested on 18 charges after crashing into a Pita Pit in Great Falls on 10th Ave. S.  What originally was supposed to take a week turned into several as store manager Christine Rattlingtail repaired severe damages and revamped the store.  Today, the Pita Pit is finally RE-opening their doors with a newly renovated interior.  Robert's arraignment is scheduled for Thursday, November 15th, at 2 pm.  More>>

Bear attack west of Columbia Falls

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On November 11, 2018 at approximately 9 a.m. the Flathead County Sheriff's Office received a report of a Bear Attack just off Trumble Canyon Road north-west of Columbia Falls. The Flathead County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page says two males had reportedly been hunting when one of the males was attacked. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office, North Valley Search and Rescue, the Two Bear Air Rescue Helicopter and ALERT responded. According to the sheriff's office, the victi...

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Judge blocks further construction on Keystone XL Pipeline

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UPDATE: A federal judge in Great Falls has blocked construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

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Montana vote totals, absentee returns set state records

More voters cast ballots in this week's election than any other midterm in Montana history, and only two presidential elections have had higher voter numbers.

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The New Frontier: From Golden Arches to Sea Floors Video included

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"People ask me that all the time, what’s the yellow stuff that I see occasionally as I drive across the state. Odds are that's canola." In 2017, over 100,000 acres of canola was grown in Montana, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. That may seem like nothing compared to the millions of acres we usually see of wheat, barley, and pulse crops. But in reality, even if we don't know it, most of us consume canola oil in some form every day. "Yea...

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How does daylight savings time impact you?

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GREAT FALLS- Since 2007, the United States Naval Observatory said daylight savings time happens every March and November, but the question is do you prefer to lose or gain an hour?  Dating all the way back to Benjamin Franklin’s time, according to Live Science, daylight savings time was put in place to adjust your clocks so people could have more daylight and save energy on lighting. But let's fast forward to today and see if daylight savings time is still helping American...

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Woman assaults partner

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According to Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office, a 37-year-old woman named Nicole Ryan Morgan allegedly waved a pocketknife around and stabbed it into a wall cutting herself and then threw the knife at her partner and punched him in the head. Court documents said Morgan was charged with one count of assault with a weapon and partner or family member assault.

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Vaughn Fire & Rescue Volunteer Fire Department honoring fallen firefighters

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GREAT FALLS- Today you may have noticed fire department's around town having their flag at half-staff. This is because every first weekend of October firefighters across the United States ring a bell at 10 a.m. EST symbolizing those who've fallen while in the line of duty.  Every year all of the firefighter line of duty deaths are reported into Emmitsburg, Maryland where the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial Service is held. Vaughn Fire & Rescue Volunteer Fire...

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2nd Annual Caesar Showdown

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GREAT FALLS- The Do Bar will be hosting the Second Annual Great Falls Caesar Showdown October 6th, 2018. It starts at 3 p.m. and it's 10 dollars to get in the door. That'll include sampling Caesar’s from various restaurants in Great Falls. Do Bar said all proceeds will be donated to Casa-Can, our local non-profit child advocates.  Whose ever Caesar gets the most votes will win bragging rights, personal trophies, and what's looking like over a 200 cash pot.

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Spectrum services down impacting local businesses

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GREAT FALLS- If you’re a customer of Spectrum, services have finally been restored, but local business owners are still feeling the repercussions. "When we first found out the internet wasn't working, our dispatchers have a backup tablet that runs off of Verizon Network so we were able to get that up and going and so they could at least see the logistics of where our cabs were,” said Ryan Perrin, Owner of BlackedOut 406 TAXI & LIMOUSINE. For the last two days, t...

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Local artist gives GFHS inspirational facelift

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GREAT FALLS- Great Falls High School got an inspirational facelift thanks to one local artist. Eileen Laskowski is using three simple tools to uplift people inside and outside of Great Falls High. By taking a pen, a piece of paper, and a paperclip, she creates messages like the ones you see.  She writes about thoughts, experiences, or emotions stemming all from her personal sketchbook. Eileen explains it's important for high school students to have access to the creative proces...

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Man traveling across the United States on a culture quest

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WOLF CREEK- He's worked 50 jobs in 50 different states in the U.S., and then wrote a book called, "50 Jobs In 50 states, One Man's Journey of Discovery Across America." Now, 10 years later, he's back on the road, but this time experiencing culture in every state.  It's Dan Seddiqui's 39th state and it just happens to be here in Montana at the Rocking Z Guest Ranch, and he's learning about horsemanship.

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Victim identified; Gray charged with negligent homicide

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According to the Havre Daily News, a Harlem woman faces possible negligent homicide charges after she allegedly fought with another woman and leaving here in the cold weather. According to court documents,  the call came into dispatch last Thursday morning of two women arguing on Bullhook road just south of Havre. Once authorities arrived, Alaynna Gray told deputies that she had been drinking with the deceased woman. Gray inform officials that the other woman was driving when th...

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Safety measures in place at Havre High

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HAVRE - All classes, activities, clubs, and meetings have been canceled at Havre High School after a specific threat was written on the wall of the boys' bathroom.  

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Missing Great Falls woman found safe

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The Great Falls Police Department is looking for a missing 79-year-old woman named Nadine.  Nadine suffers from dementia, and police say she wandered away from her home on the 1100 block of 1st Avenue South sometime around 4:00 Tuesday afternoon.  Nadine is described as Caucasian, with blonde hair, blue eyes, and about five feet tall. Nadine weighs around 85 pounds, and was last seen wearing green scrubs, a bright pink parka, and possibly gray sweatpants.  If you see...

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Veterans turn passion for service into bus driving

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Bus drivers, we trust them with some of our most precious cargo. When you send you kids off to school you can only hope the driver, and equipment carrying your child, is safe. Good news for parents, the Helena Public Schools transportation system, has added a unique layer of safety, in the form of the people they employ. "I have a background in aviation, but it’s also in aviation safety. And the last thing I’d ever want to have happen is to have a child get hurt,&q... More>>

32nd Annual Holiday Happenings Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Rachael Kerkes stopped by the KFBB studios to talk about the 32nd Annual Holiday Happenings in Great Falls.  This year's event will take place Saturday, November 17th from 10:00-5:00pm, and Sunday, November 18th from 10:00-3:00pm. Cost is $5/person, kids are free. The event is at Montana Expo Park.  For more information, search "Holiday Happenings 2018" on Facebook. 

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Horse owner speaks up about two dead horses found in Sun Prairie Village

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GREAT FALLS- We have continuing coverage tonight on a story we first brought you Saturday.  Two horses are dead in Sun Prairie Village, neighbors said it's due to neglect but today we hear from the woman who says the horses were hers. Karen Salle told us how frustrated she was and how she would never, ever neglect her horses.  She insists she provided them with food and water and they just died from old age. "Their heart slows down. Their blood pressure slows down. Ev... More>>

Rising world of Esports could help pay for your kids education

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In a world where we have to remind kids to take breaks from TV and video games, a new sport is emerging which not only could help pay for their education, but also help them find a possible career. Video gaming is an ever growing sport across the world. While many might not think of gaming as a sport, the college athletes and professionals say otherwise. “It takes a lot of work and hard effort. I mean the pros can make 20,000 a month. This can turn into a lifestyle, just from... More>>

Schoolbus driver shortage improves in Great Falls

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For the past few years schools around Montana have been faced with a school bus driver shortage, but now Great Falls Public Schools has caught a break. Big Sky Bus lines has hired 10-12 new employees, they say they also have seven new people in training. This helps keep GFPS bus routes intact, however the company says they are not yet at full staff. Right now, Big Sky Bus Lines says their employees work extra hours everyday to keep the buses moving. Recently, Big Sky Bus Lines ...

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Great Falls testing out 211 call service

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GREAT FALLS- The 211 call program offers help to any Montanan, and particularly veterans, for help getting connected with services like where to find a food bank.

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Mother looking for her missing son

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A mother in Helena is desperately searching for her teenage son, after he went missing last week. She believes someone in the community might be providing him shelter. Whether they know it or not, whoever is hiding him is committing a felony. Harboring a missing or runaway teen, or any child under 18-year-old, is considered "custodial interference." The offense is  defined as any person that knowingly takes, entices or withholds a minor from their lawful guardian. If c... More>>

Helena officials select top pick for city manager

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Helena officials have selected their top pick to run the city. On Sunday, commissioners gave Ana Cortez of Yakima, Washington a formal offer to become the new Helena City Manager Mayor Wilmot Collins said Cortez stood out among the more than 100 other candidates because she has a striking amount of experience. The candidate is currently serving as the assistant city manager and interim finance director in Yakima. She's also held several leadership positions throughout California. Co...

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Holiday Portraits with Pet Paw See Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Pam Lemelin with Pet Paw See stopped by the KFBB studio to discuss upcoming holiday portraits for families and their pets.  This year's portrait session will take place on Sunday, November 18th from 10:00am-4:00pm at Petco in Great Falls. Cost is $39 for a digital copy, which you can then take yourself to get printed wherever you'd like.  Contact Pam Lemelin to schedule and avoid the line at 727.5229 or admin@petpaw-see.com.

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Protesters speak out about Sen. Tester's efforts with veterans

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GREAT FALLS- Protesters gathered on the sidewalks of downtown Great Falls this afternoon to express frustration on how Sen. Jon Tester is handling veteran issues. They believe Sen. Tester isn't living up to what he said he'd do to help veterans. The duo held up signs saying "Tester hasn't kept his promises to vets". They told us some more protesters had stopped by throughout the hours of 11:00 and 1:00 this afternoon. "I've seen so many veterans come by here and say y...

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Sheridan Sheriffs Office says there is no threat to school system

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According to the Sheridan County Sheriff's Department Facebook page, around 4 pm Sunday afternoon deputies were made aware of possible threats made to the school system. Deputies made contact with students who heard the threat to get to the source of the issue. According to comments from the Sheridan County Sheriff's office Facebook, the threats came from within one of the schools. As of November 12, 2018, at 9:42 am deputies are still investigating the threats and no f...

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Baristas make or break the coffee experience

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If you walk into Morning Light Coffee Roasters you most likely will be welcomed in by Tim Luoma.  He says being a Barista isn’t about just making coffee, but being a friendly face to talk to. “I think that is what a coffee shop is all about. People think of it as their second home, so it is nice to help people feel comfortable, help people start their day before they go to work, make them laugh make them smile, tell them a good joke, make them a drink,” said Ti... More>>

Honoring & remembering local veterans across our country

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GREAT FALLS- At 11 a.m. this morning, bells were rung 21 times across the world in honor of those who've served our country. Here in Great Falls, the community gathered over at Centene Stadium where guest speakers who've had loved ones serve in the military talked about how important it is to not only honor those who've selflessly sacrificed their lives, but take the time to learn their story about how, and why, they served our country. "It's not just a piece of metal, or the m...

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Local veteran dives into Montana's historic role in WWI

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GREAT FALLS- Local Great Falls resident Ken Robison served our country in the Navy for 30 years, and now, he's taken his experiences and love of research to learn more about our military.   Well, Ken has a lot of interesting facts to share about not only his time serving but also how our state has evolved through war. Particularly, the role women have played.  Many days, you'll find Ken Robison sitting in this blue chair on his laptop as he types page after page about the ... More>>

Dangers of distracted driving

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The dangers of distracted driving are well-known and well-documented. However, a recent study shows that many parents still use their hand-held devices, even while driving with their children in the car. The study surveyed a group of 760 parents with children between the ages of four and ten. Researchers found that about half of parents talked on a cell phone while driving, while one in three read text messages and one in seven used social media. Purva Grover, M.D., a pediatric ... More>>

Neighbors say two horses dead on property

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GREAT FALLS- As of lately we've covered several neglected and abused animal cases, and this evening we share with you another possible case. This time its horses left alone in freezing conditions causing them to die on an unknown property Surrounding neighbors told us they were in awe with what they saw in their backyards and said this could be happening due to people simply not being able to afford the upkeep on their own pets. Before you watch this, we do want to warn you these ima...

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Veterans get an early Thanksgiving meal today

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GREAT FALLS- Veterans got a little head start this afternoon, November 10th on a nice home-cooked Thanksgiving meal, thanks to folks helping out over at the Grace Home. Local groups in our community spent yesterday afternoon at Central Catholic High School preparing all the food you see so these vets could all enjoy a free turkey lunch. There were all the classic Thanksgiving food items on their menu including stuffing, cranberry sauce, and of course pumpkin pie. "It means a lo... More>>

Krauth facing child pornography charges

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that Lothar Konrad Krauth, 80, of Great Falls, appeared on a criminal complaint before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston on charges of receipt of child pornography. The complaint alleges the crime occurred from about Oct. 26, 2017 to Oct. 26, 2018 in Cascade County. The complaint is merely an accusation and Krauth is presumed innocent until proven guilty. If indicted and convicted of the charge in the complaint, Krauth faces a mi...

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Community Spotlight: Wildlife Film Premier

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In tonight's community spotlight the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center is hosting a film premiere called Wildlife. The film is set in Great Falls and will have a reception and Q&A session afterward with Author Richard Ford, Author of the book the film is based on. The event is Wednesday, November 14th, at 6:30 P.M. at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. Tickets are $8. They are available at Kaufman's and the Interpretive Center. 

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Local Business Spotlight: Cogswell Insurance Agency

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Cogswell Insurance Agency has been working to help Montana Residents for more than 80 years.  They don't just help with auto, home and business insurance, but they are also there for your furry friends too. "Pets are part of your family," Cogswell Insurance CEO and Owner Dianne Meinhardt said. "If you have ever had to take your pet to the veterinarian, have anything done, if they need surgery, it's just like having health insurance for you and your family." ...

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Local students honoring those who've served and protected us

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GREAT FALLS- Veterans were left speechless today after students across Great Falls got the chance to say how much their service means to our community. Past and present military members were surrounded with a presentation from the students at Giant Springs Elementary this afternoon, explaining why our veterans in Great Falls matter, and how without their selfless sacrifice to serve, our country wouldn't be where it is today.  A U.S. Navy veteran who served from 1957 to 1962 tel... More>>

Benefis receives Coronary Interventional Excellence Award

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GREAT FALLS- Benefis is now officially among the top ten percent in the nation, for performing quality coronary intervention and cardiac care for their patients. They received the Coronary Interventional Excellence Award, which recognizes hospitals for their ability to take care of their patients with heart problems and then be able to perform outstanding procedures on them. Benefis says this award isn't just given because of their work inside the operating room, but because of our ... More>>

Deer removal cuts down potential collisions

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For the past decade, the Helena Police Department has cut down the number of potential accidents in a unique way. HPD is tasked with removing deer from the city, and they're working to continue that cause. Starting December 1, HPD will begin its annual task of trapping and removing hundreds of the hazardous creatures. This season, they've been advised by Fish, Wildlife and Parks to remove about 200 deer. Since the department started the effort in 2008, they've taken in more than 1... More>>

Hotline Helps Struggling Veterans

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It's a statistic many Montanans are all too familiar with, our state has the highest rate of suicide in the nation. However, thanks to a new program, those struggling in our communities now have easier access to help. Montanans in the western part of our state will now be able to access the 211 hotline. The program is a support call line made for veterans, but everyone in the community will be able to utilize the services. The new number is not a crisis line, but rather helps peo... More>>

HPD on the lookout for "drifting" drivers

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As snow and ice sets on the pavement, some folks might feel inclined to test their tires and drift in parking lots. While doing donuts may simply sound like fun, it’s actually very illegal. In fact, the Helena Police Department is currently looking for the driver of a car who was spinning circles in the Murdoch’s parking lot. They were caught on camera causing damage to several of the ranch and home supply store's snow blowers . HPD has not caught the culprits yet, bu... More>>

Sheriff Leo Dutton prepares to tackle another role

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Voters confirmed on Tuesday Leo Dutton will continue to serve as Sheriff in Lewis and Clark County. He's acted as sheriff since 2008, but he'll have to tackle more duties than ever this time around. We explain how Dutton plans to take on the role of coroner as well. “We'll meet those challenges. We'll do it and we'll be ready," said Sheriff Dutton. Even though the coroner position is being consolidated, Dutton says residents shouldn't notice a change in services. In fact... More>>

Two women killed near Browning, FBI investigating

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A woman has died after being hit and killed by a car in Browning around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday. 

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Man accused of kicking toddler in the stomach repeatedly

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According to charging documents, GFPD responded to a domestic dispute on November 7, 2018, on 10th Street North. 

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Jesse Slaughter wins race for Cascade County Sheriff

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Early numbers show Jesse Slaughter (D) is leading the polls in the race for Cascade County Sheriff.

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Matt Rosendale concedes

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Things started to wind down in Helena on Wednesday. After a very tight senate race, Matt Rosendale has conceded to Senator Jon tester. The republican senate hopeful has not made any public appearances today, but released a statement saying:          "While we suffered a setback, our movement and our cause will continue to move forward. I will never stop working to make our country and state better.'" As many Montanans know, Matt Rose... More>>

Senator Tester's victory speech and what his plans are next

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Senator Jon Tester broke down to tears this morning during his victory speech. Thanking those who voted for him and laying out what he hopes to accomplish in his third term. “We've done everything we can do and we've got a lot more to do to keep our promises we’ve made to the veterans of this country,” said Senator Jon Tester. Senator Jon Tester's victory speech touched on a number of topics like Montana values, veteran care and even forgetting party lines for what... More>>

UPDATE: Missing teen found safe.

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The Helena Police Department has issued a Missing and Endangered Person Advisory for Caleb Wayne Taylor. He was last seen on Monday, November 5th, in Helena. 

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Leo Dutton remains Lewis and Clark Sheriff for another term

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As of 10:15 p.m on November 6, the race for Lewis and Clark County Sheriff has been called.

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Cascade County Clerk's Office says all votes looking to be counted by noon tomorrow

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GREAT FALLS- So many people voted at the Montana ExpoPark tonight that the Cascade County Clerk's Office tells us they won't get all the votes counted until at least by noon tomorrow. They originally had six people working on the late registration line and added two extras, and still can't keep the lines down which is why they're looking forward to closing their doors at 8 and getting right to counting votes. "We had 81 percent of the ballots for our active voters out. We hones... More>>

Do parents impact how their children vote?

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GREAT FALLS- For many 18-year-olds, this will be the first time casting a vote and they'll use the examples set by their parents to make their decision. We sat down with one local 18-year-old who voted today about what impact, if any, his parent's beliefs had on his choice today. Gary Dodge is a Paris Gibson senior. He credits his parents for almost all of his political beliefs, which ultimately affects how he votes at the polls, not only candidates but on specific issues as well. ... More>>

Voters turn out in droves in Cascade County

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GREAT FALLS: When the polling station at the Montana Expo park opened Tuesday a line had already formed.  Rina Moore, Cascade County Clerk & Recorder, told KFBB it was a steady flow of voters all morning long.  

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Why Longfellow Elementary went into Shelter-In-Place

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GREAT FALLS- Just a few hours ago Longfellow Elementary was under a Shelter-In-Place. Students were eventually released with care and had to be picked up by their parents with the school taking extra precautions due to a disturbance in a nearby neighborhood.  GFPS said all Longfellow students were released around 4:00 this afternoon after GFPD tells us there was a wanted individual in a house near the elementary school on the 500th block of 10th Ave. S. GFPD is still on the sce... More>>

First time voters in Great Falls to the polls

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GREAT FALLS- Thousands of 18-year-olds across the country got an opportunity to vote for the very first time today. We reached out to a local 18-year-old to find out what this day means to him. Gary Dodge woke up early to vote right as the polls opened at 7 a-m. He says the early wakeup call was a small price to pay to perform his civic duty and cast his vote for the very first time. Despite which party you may align with, he believes everyone needs to get out and vote for the peopl...

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Election Day Preparations

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For the past few months we've seen quite a few political ads as candidates are hoping to pave the way into a political future, but they are not the only ones who have spent the better half of 2018 gearing up for tomorrow night. As journalists, we have spent months analyzing races and getting to know the candidates and ballot initiatives. Montana Right Now employees have spent several hours in meetings and sending emails. Back in June we knew which reporters would be working with eac... More>>

Fort Peck Tribe receives grant aiding tribal & federal prosecutions

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FORT PECK- The Fort Peck Tribe has received a nearly 500,000 dollar grant to aid tribal and federal prosecutions, but what exactly does this entail? Well, U.S. Attorney, 

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Man of service hangs up hat after 30 plus years

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GREAT FALLS- 4.1 million children nationwide are reportedly being mistreated here in the U.S. that's according to the American Society for Positive Care of Children.  Here in Great Falls, one man has made it his life's mission to support people, specifically, teens involved in an abusive or even neglectful relationship.  "It became more than a job for me. it was almost like a second home," said Jim Corrigan.  Jim Corrigan has been at the forefront of Kairos... More>>

Welcome home 819th RED HORSE Squadron

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GREAT FALLS- 150 members of Malmstrom's 819th RED HORSE Squadron were welcomed home this afternoon after spending six months on a deployment. For the last six months, they've been working day in and day out serving missions in the Middle East as well as Africa.  Part of their time was spent building a command center which is now fighting against terrorism. Now that their work is done. It's time to come home and start on a new mission at home. "I'm looking forward to retir...

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How state officials prepared for election day Video included

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With less than 24 hours until one of the biggest elections in Montana history. Election offices all over the state are making last minute preparations to make sure things go off smoothly tomorrow. Dana Corson last month, the elections director for the State of Montana who said,  it takes months to prepare for such an election.  January 11, 2018, was the first-day candidates could file for candidacy for the primary election, but it's not that easy. Candidates did have to pa... More>>

Weather forecasters turn to NOAA to predict weather patterns Video included

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According to the farmer's almanac Monday was supposed to be sunny and warm but mother nature had different plans. KFBB sat down with the National Weather Service of Great Falls to see if they take into account the forecast in the almanac. The short answer, no. Instead, the meteorologist at NWS, use NOAA, which stands for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Forecasters from around the country use their state-of-the-art technology from its prediction center to forecast... More>>

Stranger Danger puts East Valley Middle on High Alert

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One student in East Helena is lucky to be safe at home after a stranger tried to force the young girl into a car. Now the school district is on high alert. We spoke with officials to see how they're keeping the rest of the student body secured With just a few blocks separating school from her home, one unsuspecting student thought she was safe to walk on her own after classes let out, but that wasn't the case on Thursday. "From the way she described it. We feel like the woman w... More>>

Two males stabbed with a knife by another male

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GREAT FALLS- GFPD said two males were stabbed with a knife by another male and then wounded. This happened at 1800 9th Ave. S. Pheonix Apartments at around 1:00 a.m. on November, 5th. The victims were taken to the hospital and did survive. The male who stabbed the victims is in custody and was charged. We have not been told what the male has been charged with, he is a juvenile. GFPD also said there's no threat to the public. 

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City offices closed for Election

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GREAT FALLS - All city offices will be closed on Tuesday in observance of Election Day.  Please see the message below from the city offices in regards to trash pick up and other businesses that will be effected by Election Day.  CITY OFFICES CLOSED FOR ELECTION DAY GREAT FALLS, Montana – City of Great Falls offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 6, in observance of Election Day. The Great Falls Public Library and the Great Falls Animal Shelter will also be clos...

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One person wounded after firearm discharges

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GREAT FALLS- GFPD said a firearm was fired last night, Saturday, November 4th in someone's home leaving one person wounded. This all happened near 11th St. SW N 1st Ave. SW. GFPD also tell us there is no danger to the public. We were told by sources to the newsroom this happened around 9:00 p.m. There were about five cop cars and caution tape. As we learn more, we will keep you updated. 

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Woman arrested for attacking boyfriend with a wine bottle

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According to the Helena Police Department, they responded to a domestic disturbance call on the 900 block of Abbey on November 3, 2018. 

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Dog killed along Morony Dam

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GREAT FALLS- While one man was fishing yesterday along the Morony Dam he stumbled upon a washed up dead dog that looked like it was gruesomely killed. Micah Brady was fishing yesterday around 2:30 p.m. walking the banks  When a couple of guys who were medal detecting asked if he'd seen anything in the water.  Since Micah had his waders on he decided to walk out further to a little dirt beach to see if he saw something. And sure enough, he says he saw a dead dog who was sho... More>>

Where are your holiday plants coming from?

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GREAT FALLS- Even though it's already November, it's hard to believe we're already talking about preparing for Christmas.  One of the traditions of the holidays includes buying plants. With that being said, the Electric City Conservatory shares how tedious the process is of making sure you have festive holiday plants every year right here in Great Falls. They start with placing a plant order all the way in Florida. Then, it gets packed up in a truck and takes a week to show up ...

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Child struck by car in Helena

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HELENA- A boy was taken to the hospital after being hit by a car on Friday, Nov. 2.

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UPDATE: Zackariah Bell found

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The Helena Police Department is asking for residents to be on the lookout for Zackariah Bell. He is a 16-year-old white male. He was last seen driving a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am with Montana plates 530200B. We're told he is not missing under suspicious circumstances but isn't taking his medication and could be suicidal. Anyone with information is asked to call Helena Police at 406-447-8461. 

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Heroin Addiction in Great Falls

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The use of heroin is on the rise in Great Falls and around the world. In 2016 the National Institute on Drug Abuse estimated that more than 900,000 Americans reported using it. "It's potent, it is cheaper, so more people are going to revert to that," Addiction Counselor Jessica Shortridge said. "Especially with the decrease in availability of getting prescription medications that are opiates." Shortridge works for the Rocky Mountain Treatment Center and says tha... More>>

Viewers report Spectrum Outages

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We have received word from viewers telling us Spectrum's services are out. We reached out to Spectrum for confirmation of an outage but have not been able to get a response. Down Detector does confirm that there are several reports of internet and TV services being down in Great Falls and other areas in the state. We will update you with more information as it becomes available. More>>

The award that hasn't stopped giving

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GREAT FALLS- Often times people are recognized for the good deeds they do, but do you ever wonder where they are today?  Well, after being awarded the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards in 2015 for mentoring those with special needs, one local Great Falls High School student has kept his volunteering efforts going inside and outside of the classroom. Jayson's desire to help special needs students all started in Mrs. Colton's middle school classroom.  "I was in the...

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Fall Art Walk Celebrates Local Talent

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“The arts just seems to be growing and growing in our town and we love it," said Richard Riccardo, Holter Museum Executive Director. From photography to metalwork, classic canvas to quirky ceramics, Helena's fall art walk has something for just about everyone. "We're all in for a fun treat. It's going to be a really night just seeing all of the new work that people are bringing out for the season,"  Brianna Steele, Downtown Helena’s Event Coordinator... More>>

FWP warns hunters about possible CWD case

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GREAT FALLS- If you're hunting this weekend, be extra cautious. FWP suspects three different deer harvested in central Montana could have Chronic Wasting Disease. FWP says a lab in Colorado is running a test to confirm if the deer have the disease. We won't know the results until sometime next week. But, this raises concerns for FWP, because one of those deer was found in an area of Liberty County that wasn't included in the original area of concern for the disease. They have since e... More>>

East Helena Schools lock down with kid's safety in mind

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Yesterday, East Helena Public Schools were forced to go on lock down after a gun went off in the area. The threat was not directed at schools, but given today's school safety climate, superintendent Ron Whitmoyer made the call to the secure his students.   Police notified Whitmoyer of the situation at around 2:20, less than an hour before school was set to release. He immediately alerted each of his school's principals and administrators, signaling them to lock down their school... More>>

East Helena schools put on lockdown after shot fired

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The Helena Independent Record is reporting all public schools in East Helena were locked down today after a shot was fired in the area of East Lewis Street. 

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Man charged with animal cruelty for the deaths of 15 horses

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“All I can tell you is that we have 14 dead horses on tribal land and  we are investigating two suspects." 

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Officials weigh options of possible additional building for police, sheriff

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Some officials in Lewis and Clark County say law enforcement departments in the Helena area need more space. Funds are already secured to get a more than $1.2 million building downtown. However now, they're considering buying the adjoining property. Currently the sheriff's department, police department and detention center all share the same space. The detention center will spread out into their current facility, while the police and sheriff departments move to Fuller Avenue. Offi... More>>

Senator Daines tackles drug epidemic, says meth the main issue in Montana

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The opioid epidemic continues to plague Montana but today, Senator Steve Daines participated in a round table where officials from across the state discussed a bigger drug issue at hand. Across the board, they agree meth is the biggest and most detrimental drug in Montana. However, the local, state and federal agencies present offered different solutions to solve it. "We’ve got to come together to fight this problem in Montana," said Sen. Steve Daines. Some, like... More>>

ABC FOX Montana announces election night analysts

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As your hometown election headquarters, ABC FOX Montana is excited to bring you the best political analysts in the state.

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Family reacts to loss after Browning shooting, hit and run

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Today a community is mourning as 2 of their own were killed in a shooting and hit and run. The brother of one of the victims says this time of year will never be the same. “It’s pretty hardcore ya know. I didn’t know until yesterday when I found out. I didn’t find out for a long time until Halloween. Halloween is my favorite holiday and it just won’t be the same anymore,” said Herman Whitegrass. Whitegrass remembers his sister as funny, always had... More>>

Tester in Helena "Don't Boo, Vote!"

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Senator Jon Tester made another stop on his statewide "get out and vote tour" with a Halloween stop in Helena. He urged trick or treaters and his supporters alike saying "don't boo, vote." All of the speakers at the rally, including Governor Steve Bullock and Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney. shouted their support for democratic candidates. United States representative hopeful, Kathleen Williams, and Clerk of the Court candidate, Rex Rink, were also rallying f... More>>

Lax laws for sex offenders on Halloween in Montana

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Most places in the U.S. require registered sex offenders turn off their porch lights or even post a sign stating their crimes on Halloween, but not in the Treasure State. Thanks to Montana law, sex offenders aren't as easy to spot. Offenders are allowed to keep their lights on or decorate as they see fit.   The Department of Justice has a website where you can check to see if anyone in your area is a sexual or violent offender, but that's not always the strongest defense. &qu... More>>

Lewis and Clark County Health Department warns of bad air quality this winter

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Air quality is a concern mainly during fire season but believe it or not it can also be a big concern in the winter time too. Inversions are a system of high pressure that traps cold air in valleys and makes it so pollutants can’t escape. The health department says sometimes air quality can get as bad as fire season. “You could have smoke come in from the wildfire season and 2 hours later it leaves. With an inversion, it can trap that for many days and we have seen weeks... More>>

Dog shot and skinned leaving family looking for answers Video included

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Imagine your dog goes missing and you scour your property trying to find her. But four days later you do, and she turns up shot and skinned. “I couldn’t believe that would happen, especially around here, and how somebody could do that to such a sweet old dog,” said Angilynn Bella Dea. Molly is Bella Dea's best friend. They traveled the country together, farmed the land together, and were inspirable, Until last Sunday when Molly didn’t come home. “We ar...

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Election Night Approaching: What You Need to Know

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Election Day is officially one week away, and as the deadline approaches there are some facts that voters need to know. Polls on Election Day will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Residents in Dearborn will have to wait until noon for polls to open. The deadline for registered voters to request a ballot before Election Day is November 5th, at noon. All registered voters who miss deadline have to vote on Election Day. Make sure you bring your ID when you register to vote. "S... More>>

Despite revenue shortfall Last Chance Stampede optimistic about the fair's future

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The Last Chance Stampede and Fair saw its first revenue shortfall in more than a decade this year. Fair officials say the event is in the hole by about $19,000.  Regardless, they argue 2018 was still a good year for Helena’s fair. Attendance and concession participation numbers were steady. In fact about 45,000 attendees generated nearly half a million dollars. However, Fairgrounds Manager, Kevin Tenney, says they had several unexpected expenses. The biggest revenue s... More>>

Bullock Honors Outstanding JMG Student Leaders

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250 Jobs for Montana’s Graduates (JMG) students along with their advisors and teachers piled into a conference room in Helena to learn from some of the Treasure State's top leaders. "Each and every one of you no doubt face crossroads. Are you going to become a statistic or are you going to become a success?" asked Governor Steve Bullock. JMG provides students an opportunity to practice decision making, critical thinking and leadership tactics.  They also l... More>>

Great Falls man accused of seven counts of assaulting children

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GREAT FALLS- One man is facing seven charges of assaulting children in a series of horrific allegations.

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President Trump issues troops to U.S.-Mexico Border: Does this include Montana National Guard?

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GREAT FALLS- President Trump has ordered over 5,000 troops to the U.S. Mexico border. But will this include troops in our Montana National Guard?

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CMR Students Raise Money for UNICEF

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Key Club students at C.M. Russell High School went Trick-or-Treating Monday to collect spare change for UNICEF. UNICEF has held the event nationwide for the past 68 years, hoping to raise money for tetanus shots for newborns. The World Health Organization estimates that 49,000 newborns were killed from tetanus in 2013. Tetanus can be prevented with a vaccine, costing a little over one dollar. The spare change will help those in need get their children vaccinated across the world. &... More>>

Community Spotlight: Sportsman’s Night Out, Ducks Unlimited

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Ducks Unlimited of Great Falls is excited to bring you their annual ‘Sportsman’s Night Out’ fundraiser happening at the Do Bar. The event will take place Thursday, Nov. 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $15, and there will be heavy appetizers served with a wild game flare. Money raised will benefit wetland conservation projects nationwide. More>>

Two people charged with child sex crimes

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GREAT FALLS- Two people have been charged with sex crimes after a girl under the age of 13 told her parents she had sexual relations with a 20-year-old man.

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Man dressed as skeleton fires gunshots

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GREAT FALLS- Halloween celebrations took a scary turn on Sunday around 2 a.m.

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Haunted House provides safe scares

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The Helena Civic Center may be a scary scene right now, but it's also a safe one. "Folks are just happy to see something going on, especially for the kids in town to be able to come out and enjoy something in a nice, safe environment. The reaction has been positive, which we're grateful for," said Byron Dike, General Manager of the Helena Civic Center.   This is the first year demons and zombies have taken over the historic Civic Center auditorium. Dike says the alcoho... More>>

Helena shifts snow removal plans

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Even though there's no snow or ice on the ground yet, public works employees are ready to tackle winter weather in a way the Capital City has never seen. "We're just waiting on the snow to show up," said David Knoepke, Street Superintendent for the City of Helena. They’re reducing the amount of emergency snow routes from 50 miles to 10 miles, which officials argue will give drivers more flexibility to get through town. "Our hope is that they'll see a difference... More>>

Grain spill blocks lane on I-15

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The Montana Department of Transportation says drivers should expect single-lane traffic on I-15 between Collins and Brady Interchange due to a grain spill. The MDT road report says the incident occurred around 2:30 pm Monday. The spill is blocking a driving lane forcing traffic to one side and reduced speeds. More>>

UPDATE: Missing boy found in Great Falls

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UPDATE: Police say Matthew has now been found safe.

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University of Providence Spook-A-Roo is upon us

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GREAT FALLS- It's time for the annual Spook-A-Roo event at the University of Providence, but this year there are a few more surprises and scares involved. It's free, kid-friendly, and a fun way to end celebrating the Halloween season. UP opens up their entire campus to Great Falls from 5 to 7 p.m. on the 31st. Kids can join in on various activities inside and outside of their student center. There will be things like a haunted house, photo booth, and pumpkin patch. "We are so g... More>>

20 of 27 local businesses pass not selling alcohol to minors

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GREAT FALLS- Last night, Saturday, October 27th the Great Falls Police Department did a compliance check of 27 businesses who sell alcohol in the City of Great Falls, and only 20 passed.  The purpose of this check is too see if local businesses in town are selling alcohol to people under the age of 21. Well, according to GFPD, they found last nights of 74 percent to be a worse success rate than last spring where 82 percent of businesses succeeded.  The following businesses... More>>

Smoked is helping Stand Up For Students by hosting their first pig roast

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GREAT FALLS- If you're looking for a fun way to spend your afternoon today, Smoked American BBQ is hosting their first pig roast this afternoon, Sunday, October 28th starting at 12 p.m. to around 5 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for Stand Up For Students who are founded by the Great Falls Association of REALTORS®, and support homeless students in Cascade County. Smoked said, a whole hog plate with two sides is 12 dollars, and every penny will benefit the students. 

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Fort Belknap Aaniih Nakoda Task Force aiding Hurricane Michael Relief

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GREAT FALLS- It's been almost three weeks since Hurricane Michael hit the panhandle of Florida. Residents are still trying to rebuild after the devastating storm tore through their communities. 

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Why only outdoor haunted houses in Great Falls?

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GREAT FALLS- Halloween is just a few days away, and you may have gotten in the spirit by going to a haunted house, but have you ever noticed that haunted houses in Great Falls are outdoors?  Well, it's because according to Great Falls Fire Rescue, the City of Great Falls has adopted the international fire code and in that there's a special code stating what exactly needs to happen in order to have a haunted house or a special amusement activity in a building. You must have thing... More>>

Trail of Terror: Behind the scenes

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GREAT FALLS- For the last 15 years the Sparkettes of Montana Trail of Terror have been scaring all of us in Great Falls every Halloween season. From the makeup to the hair, and the costumes. "The main thing is, you always need to watch your back, you never know who is going to be popping up or running after you,” said Jen Lorenz, a Sparkettes Board Member.  You're in for more than just walking through a field especially once it hits dusk. "The creepiest part about... More>>

Get spooked & give back at Centene Stadium

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GREAT FALLS- This is the last weekend to check out Scream at Centene! The annual event is held at the home of the Voyagers, Centene Stadium, and provides a chance for our Electric City to enjoy some Halloween festivities while giving back to the community. The event is being hosted by Malmstrom Air Force Base and will feature a haunted house, with a horror film theme. We're told there may even be some zombies involved this year. So far, there have been around 400 people who attended ... More>>

Annual "Spay-ghetti" Dinner Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Pam Lemelin stopped by the KFBB studio to talk about the upcoming annual "Spay-ghetti" Dinner for the Humane Society of Cascade County.  The night will take place on Saturday, October 27th from 5-7:00pm at the Moose Lodge. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for kids under the age of 10.  For more information about the event, call the Humane Society at 406-231-4722 or search "Spay-ghetti Dinner" on Facebook.  More>>

Districts tackle school safety in light of White Sulphur threat

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Schools across the country are receiving more threats of violence than ever. Montana is no exception. Just a few days ago we learned a juvenile from Helena spread a message on social media saying he or she was going to shoot up a school in White Sulphur Springs. We spoke with local and state officials to see how they handled Monday’s threat at the K-12 school and to find out what kind of statewide protocols are in place to protect students While there are state statutes in... More>>

Tester and Rosendale vote absentee ahead of election

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With a little more than a week left before the midterm election, many people are turning in those absentee ballots, including incumbent, Democratic Senator Jon Tester and his opponent Matt Rosendale. Today Tester went to Fort Benton to vote in his home county, Chouteau County. He paid a visit to the county courthouse where he cast his absentee ballot and spoke about his plans in the coming days to encourage all to vote. “Talking to folks talking about how important it this ele...

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Career fair prepares hundreds of students for life when applying for a job

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8th graders in Great Falls Public Schools were treated to an opportunity that could change their lives. The career fair put on by United Way exposes the students to numerous fields, from the transportation industry, radio, to even firefighting and medical related fields. The students say having this opportunity helps them narrow down careers. “I think it's pretty good. I think it's a good learning experience for us to find more jobs and get experience with that stuff,&rdquo... More>>

Election officials warn voters about false flier sent statewide

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Election officials are warning Montanans about a mailed flier that went out across the state. The flier claims absentee ballots can be counted up to 10 days after Election Day, and that simply is not true. 

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MSU schools now offering easier transfer of credits

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If you’re a college student at a Montana State University college, it's now easier to transfer credits between campuses thanks to a new program called Seamless oneMSU. 

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CMR hosts ribbon cutting for new facility

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C-M-R High School just opened up their brand new facility for teachers and students alike. The new building is an auxiliary gym and fitness center for student-athletes and classes alike. There is also a new STEM center with classrooms to help students engage in science technology engineering and math-related fields. “I think it will create a learning space that will create high levels of engagement, high levels of flexibility. Interdisciplinary opportunities for students to se... More>>

Montana Treasure: Custodian helps kids learn for 34 years

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Garth Gabriel has been a custodian with Great Falls Public Schools for 34 years and counting. He first started when he was 19 years old after graduating from Great Falls High School.

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

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

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  • Investigation underway after early morning shooting in Billings

    Investigation underway after early morning shooting in Billings

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 8:07 AM EST2018-11-14 13:07:33 GMT
    An investigation is underway after a shooting early Wednesday morning in Billings. According to Billings Police, it happened near N. 23rd Street. A 37-year-old man was dropped off at Billings Clinic, near that area, with a single gunshot wound to his left lower body. He was treated and is in stable condition. The victim claims a person he knows fired two gunshots at him, after following him in an SUV. He says he has been in an ongoing dispute with that driver, over the ownership ...
    An investigation is underway after a shooting early Wednesday morning in Billings. According to Billings Police, it happened near N. 23rd Street. A 37-year-old man was dropped off at Billings Clinic, near that area, with a single gunshot wound to his left lower body. He was treated and is in stable condition. The victim claims a person he knows fired two gunshots at him, after following him in an SUV. He says he has been in an ongoing dispute with that driver, over the ownership ...
  • Justice Ginsburg hospitalized after fracturing ribs in fall

    Justice Ginsburg hospitalized after fracturing ribs in fall

    Thursday, November 8 2018 9:52 AM EST2018-11-08 14:52:18 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court says 85-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the court and is in the hospital.    The court says the justice went to George Washington University Hospital in Washington early Thursday after experiencing discomfort overnight. The court says the fall occurred Wednesday evening.    Ginsburg was admitted to the hospital for treatment and observation after tests showed she fractured thre...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court says 85-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the court and is in the hospital.    The court says the justice went to George Washington University Hospital in Washington early Thursday after experiencing discomfort overnight. The court says the fall occurred Wednesday evening.    Ginsburg was admitted to the hospital for treatment and observation after tests showed she fractured thre...
  • California Shooting: Gunfire, blood, terror recorded in bar shooting

    California Shooting: Gunfire, blood, terror recorded in bar shooting

    Thursday, November 8 2018 9:05 AM EST2018-11-08 14:05:55 GMT
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Video accessed by The Associated Press shows gripping images at the scene of a mass shooting at a California bar.   Several rounds of gunfire can be heard as a terrified witness runs out of the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks.   Police cars are seen arriving and an armed officer takes up position outside the bar. Three men rush out carrying a bloodied fourth individual. They try and stem the bleeding of what appears to be a gunshot wo...
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Video accessed by The Associated Press shows gripping images at the scene of a mass shooting at a California bar.   Several rounds of gunfire can be heard as a terrified witness runs out of the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks.   Police cars are seen arriving and an armed officer takes up position outside the bar. Three men rush out carrying a bloodied fourth individual. They try and stem the bleeding of what appears to be a gunshot wo...
  • Montana 2018 Midterm Election Numbers

    Montana 2018 Midterm Election Numbers

    Wednesday, November 7 2018 1:33 PM EST2018-11-07 18:33:02 GMT

    Below are the latest mid-term election numbers for the state of Montana...

    Below are the latest mid-term election numbers for the state of Montana...

  • Tester defeats Rosendale in Montana Senate race

    Tester defeats Rosendale in Montana Senate race

    Wednesday, November 7 2018 1:31 PM EST2018-11-07 18:31:52 GMT

    Montana Democrat Jon Tester has won a third term in the U.S. Senate by beating Republican Matt Rosendale.

    Montana Democrat Jon Tester has won a third term in the U.S. Senate by beating Republican Matt Rosendale.

  • Investigation underway after mobile home fire, explosions in Shepherd

    Investigation underway after mobile home fire, explosions in Shepherd

    Monday, November 5 2018 10:07 AM EST2018-11-05 15:07:28 GMT

    Authorities are investigating a structure fire, involving several explosions, that broke out early Monday morning. 

    Authorities are investigating a structure fire, involving several explosions, that broke out early Monday morning. 

  • US added 250,000 jobs, wage growth fastest since 2009

    US added 250,000 jobs, wage growth fastest since 2009

    Friday, November 2 2018 8:46 AM EDT2018-11-02 12:46:25 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added a stellar 250,000 jobs last month and boosted average pay by the most in nearly a decade in an effort to attract and keep workers.    The Labor Department's monthly jobs report, the last major economic data before the Nov. 6 election, also shows the unemployment rate remained at a five-decade low of 3.7 percent.    The influx of new job-seekers lifted the proportion of Americans with jobs to the highest level since January 200...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added a stellar 250,000 jobs last month and boosted average pay by the most in nearly a decade in an effort to attract and keep workers.    The Labor Department's monthly jobs report, the last major economic data before the Nov. 6 election, also shows the unemployment rate remained at a five-decade low of 3.7 percent.    The influx of new job-seekers lifted the proportion of Americans with jobs to the highest level since January 200...
  • Flood victims get cleanup help

    Flood victims get cleanup help

    Wednesday, May 30 2018 7:15 PM EDT2018-05-30 23:15:03 GMT
    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, November 21 2017 8:18 PM EST2017-11-22 01:18:47 GMT
    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

    Monday, March 19 2018 8:42 PM EDT2018-03-20 00:42:26 GMT
    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

    Monday, April 24 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-04-25 01:16:44 GMT
    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 8:08 PM EST2018-01-25 01:08:24 GMT
    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
    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 7:43 PM EST2018-01-16 00:43:11 GMT
    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 04:50:57 GMT
    Sunday, January 14 2018 11:50 PM EST2018-01-15 04:50:57 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 4:12 PM EST2018-01-14 21:12:33 GMT
    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 12:13 AM EST2018-01-14 05:13:45 GMT
    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
    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 6:49 PM EST2017-12-07 23:49:05 GMT
    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 23:35:44 GMT
    Wednesday, December 6 2017 6:35 PM EST2017-12-06 23:35:44 GMT
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    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

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    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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  • Malmstrom commander relieved of duty

    Malmstrom commander relieved of duty

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 5:56 PM EST2018-11-13 22:56:59 GMT
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  • Law enforcement searching for three armed, dangerous suspects near Helena

    Law enforcement searching for three armed, dangerous suspects near Helena

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    A Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy was reportedly shot at Tuesday during an attempted traffic stop. Luckily, the deputy isn't injured, but now the search is on for the suspects.

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  • Pita Pit is officially open once again

    Pita Pit is officially open once again

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 1:31 PM EST2018-11-13 18:31:34 GMT
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    Less than a month ago, 25-year-old Allen Roberts was arrested on 18 charges after crashing into a Pita Pit in Great Falls on 10th Ave. S.  What originally was supposed to take a week turned into several as store manager Christine Rattlingtail repaired severe damages and revamped the store.  Today, the Pita Pit is finally RE-opening their doors with a newly renovated interior.  Robert's arraignment is scheduled for Thursday, November 15th, at 2 pm. 
    Less than a month ago, 25-year-old Allen Roberts was arrested on 18 charges after crashing into a Pita Pit in Great Falls on 10th Ave. S.  What originally was supposed to take a week turned into several as store manager Christine Rattlingtail repaired severe damages and revamped the store.  Today, the Pita Pit is finally RE-opening their doors with a newly renovated interior.  Robert's arraignment is scheduled for Thursday, November 15th, at 2 pm. 
  • Horse owner speaks up about two dead horses found in Sun Prairie Village

    Horse owner speaks up about two dead horses found in Sun Prairie Village

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    GREAT FALLS- We have continuing coverage tonight on a story we first brought you Saturday.  Two horses are dead in Sun Prairie Village, neighbors said it's due to neglect but today we hear from the woman who says the horses were hers. Karen Salle told us how frustrated she was and how she would never, ever neglect her horses.  She insists she provided them with food and water and they just died from old age. "Their heart slows down. Their blood pressure slows down. Ev...
  • Investigation underway after early morning shooting in Billings

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    An investigation is underway after a shooting early Wednesday morning in Billings. According to Billings Police, it happened near N. 23rd Street. A 37-year-old man was dropped off at Billings Clinic, near that area, with a single gunshot wound to his left lower body. He was treated and is in stable condition. The victim claims a person he knows fired two gunshots at him, after following him in an SUV. He says he has been in an ongoing dispute with that driver, over the ownership ...
  • Mother looking for her missing son

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    Monday, November 12 2018 8:02 PM EST2018-11-13 01:02:41 GMT
    Monday, November 12 2018 8:02 PM EST2018-11-13 01:02:41 GMT
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    A mother in Helena is desperately searching for her teenage son, after he went missing last week. She believes someone in the community might be providing him shelter. Whether they know it or not, whoever is hiding him is committing a felony. Harboring a missing or runaway teen, or any child under 18-year-old, is considered "custodial interference." The offense is  defined as any person that knowingly takes, entices or withholds a minor from their lawful guardian. If c...
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