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Here are some stories making headlines Wednesday around the region:

Man Killed in Continental Gardens Stabbing - Butte-Silverbow Sheriff Ed Lester says the incident occurred at around 1:45 a.m. after a verbal argument over money broke out between the two men. Lester says the suspect allegedly pulled a large butcher knife during the argument and stabbed the victim in the neck. http://bit.ly/1iEr95d

Florence Fire Department Investigated for Alleged Criminal Activity - The Florence Volunteer Fire Department Board of Trustees launched a private investigation into alleged illegal and unethical activity within the department. In February, a former firefighter accused the chief of dispatching unqualified firefighters to wildfires and more than a dozen other illegal acts. http://bit.ly/1hylKtP

People Not Saving Enough for Retirement - A surprising 36% of workers claim to have less than a $1,000 dollars saved for retirement. Another 60% of workers aren't much better off saying they have less than $25,000 dollars saved, according to a recent national study conducted by the Employee Benefit Institute and Greenwald and Associates. http://bit.ly/1gBjijN

Airport Officials Comment on Missing Flight - At Billings Logan International Airport, travelers are saying the wait at the airport is worth it. The question on everyone's mind is, "how does a jetliner disappear into thin air?" The search for missing Malaysian Flight 370 has grown to size of the continental United States, and still, there is no closure for family members. http://bit.ly/1delTWk

Helicopter Crash Hits Close To Home For Spokane Media - Tuesday's crash in Seattle hits close to home for many who work in the Spokane media, especially those who were working almost 30 years ago. That's when a KREM-TV helicopter crashed during take-off, killing the two people on board. http://bit.ly/1d1B44M

Fatal Shooting at Pasco Home Ruled Justified - A Pasco homeowner who shot and killed a man who was trying to enter his home along Savory Drive has been ruled as justified. http://bit.ly/OysVtL

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  • Pilot OK after plane makes hard landing on I-90 east of Lookout Pass

    Pilot OK after plane makes hard landing on I-90 east of Lookout Pass

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:41 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:41:45 GMT

    LOOKOUT PASS - Investigators with Montana Highway Patrol say a pilot was flying an experimental aircraft and trying to go over Lookout Pass when he reportedly hit a downdraft and the plane's engine gave out. Troopers say the pilot aimed for the only thing he could think of which was the highway. He landed hard in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90.

    LOOKOUT PASS - Investigators with Montana Highway Patrol say a pilot was flying an experimental aircraft and trying to go over Lookout Pass when he reportedly hit a downdraft and the plane's engine gave out. Troopers say the pilot aimed for the only thing he could think of which was the highway. He landed hard in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90.

  • Teen who started Columbia River Gorge fire last summer ordered to pay $37 million in restitution

    Teen who started Columbia River Gorge fire last summer ordered to pay $37 million in restitution

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:11 AM EDT2018-05-22 15:11:27 GMT

    HOOD RIVER, Ore. - A Vancouver, Washington teenager who admitted to throwing fireworks in Eagle Creek Canyon last summer, causing a major wildfire in the Columbia River Gorge, has been ordered to pay nearly $37 million in restitution. It's unlikely the boy, whose identity has not been released by authorities, will ever cover the entire $37 million.

    HOOD RIVER, Ore. - A Vancouver, Washington teenager who admitted to throwing fireworks in Eagle Creek Canyon last summer, causing a major wildfire in the Columbia River Gorge, has been ordered to pay nearly $37 million in restitution. It's unlikely the boy, whose identity has not been released by authorities, will ever cover the entire $37 million.

  • Searchers recover body of missing Montana backcountry skier

    Searchers recover body of missing Montana backcountry skier

    Monday, May 14 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-05-14 21:46:41 GMT

    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Searchers have recovered the body of a northwestern Montana physician who went missing while backcountry skiing in February.    Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says the body of 62-year-old Jonathan Torgerson of Columbia Falls was recovered Saturday in an avalanche runout zone on the north side of Whitefish Mountain.

    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Searchers have recovered the body of a northwestern Montana physician who went missing while backcountry skiing in February.    Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says the body of 62-year-old Jonathan Torgerson of Columbia Falls was recovered Saturday in an avalanche runout zone on the north side of Whitefish Mountain.