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Low-power Butte radio station gets high-power support Video included

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A low-power radio station in Butte is only two years old but after a recent pledge drive has shown some high-power support. “I think people not only sent a message that they enjoy KBMF but that want us to continue doing what we’re doing and continue growing,” 

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MSU football player to plead guilty to drug charges Video included

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One of the former Montana State football players arrested on felony drug charges early this year will plead guilty to lesser charges, according to court documents. Darren Gardenhire was charged with felony distribution of dangerous drugs and a misdemeanor drug possession charge. 

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Montana ACLU files constitutional challenge against Marsy’s Law Video included

A group led by the ACLU of Montana is challenging a voter-approved measure expanding crime victims’ rights as unconstitutional. (MTN News photo) A group led by the ACLU of Montana is challenging a voter-approved measure expanding crime victims’ rights as unconstitutional. (MTN News photo)
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A group led by the ACLU of Montana is challenging a voter-approved measure expanding crime victims’ rights as unconstitutional.

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More than 460 quakes recorded in West Yellowstone area since June 12 Video included

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The earth continues to move under West Yellowstone as the region is swarmed by several small earthquakes after experiencing a large one last week. “Since the magnitude 4.5 earthquake last Thursday afternoon, there have been hundreds and hundreds of small earthquakes, 

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Montana Made: From horses to Harleys Ray Holes Leather Care Products has you covered Video included

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A locally-owned business, using locally-produced materials, to make an internationally-sold product. That’s the story of a Butte company that helps people worldwide take care of their fine leather products. 

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At least 4 Senate Republicans oppose health care bill, putting it in jeopardy

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Four Senate Republicans announced Thursday that they currently oppose the health care bill to repeal and replace Obamacare that was released only hours earlier, putting its passage in jeopardy. 

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Yellowstone grizzlies moved off Endangered Species List Video included

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Federal officials are taking Yellowstone grizzly bears off the list of "threatened" species, saying there enough bears now to stabilize the population.

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Search for a missing man underway near Hebgen Lake

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A search is underway for a man thought to be missing from a campsite on the Madison Arm of Hebgen Lake. 

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Burger-lovers asked to embark on quest to find best burger in Montana

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From bison burgers to patties sandwiched between onion rings, Montana burgers offer succulent diversity to diners. 

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Former government worker charged with giving top-secret documents to China

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A former government employee has been arrested and charged with providing top-secret documents to an operative working for Chinese intelligence in exchange for $25,000 and lying to investigators. 

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Health care bill protesters stage "die-in" outside McConnell's office

People staged what they called a "die-in" (CBS) People staged what they called a "die-in" (CBS)
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Following the Senate's release of their version of the health care bill on Thursday, protesters organized outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office to voice their opinion against the legislation. 

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Bag of drugs found in Butte turned over to police Video included

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A bystander in Butte happened to find a bag loaded with methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in the middle of a busy street Wednesday afternoon. The man found a small shaving bag in the street in the area of Massachusetts Street about 4:20 p.m. 

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Montana leaders react to decision to delist Yellowstone grizzlies Video included

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The U.S. Department of Interior announced it intends to lift endangered species protections for the population of grizzly bears living in the greater Yellowstone region on Thursday.

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Gianforte hits the ground running on first day in office Video included

U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte (right) shakes hands with U.S. Sen. Jon Tester U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte (right) shakes hands with U.S. Sen. Jon Tester
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Gianforte was elected in a May 25 special election to take the seat vacated by Ryan Zinke 

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Montana Department of Agriculture offers "Hay Hotline"

Severe droughts in the eastern portion of the state can mean a shortage of hay for cattle to graze on. (MTN News photo) Severe droughts in the eastern portion of the state can mean a shortage of hay for cattle to graze on. (MTN News photo)
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Severe droughts in the eastern portion of the state can mean a shortage of hay for cattle to graze on.

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Former Seminole chief to help other tribes grow legal weed

James Billie, an ex-chief of the Seminole Tribe and a Vietnam veteran has launched a finance firm to provide financing and legal counsel to other tribes to help them produce marijuana on their lands. (Credit: Biran Walker/CNN) James Billie, an ex-chief of the Seminole Tribe and a Vietnam veteran has launched a finance firm to provide financing and legal counsel to other tribes to help them produce marijuana on their lands. (Credit: Biran Walker/CNN)
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An ex-chief of the Seminole Tribe, with a legendary history of wrangling regulators as he pioneered the casino industry on tribal lands, plans to help other Native American groups grow and sell tax-free marijuana in states where it's legal. 

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Man dies while performing face-down meditation in river

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Sheriff's deputies are investigating a case of a man who drowned while apparently practicing a face-down meditation technique in a Northern California river.

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Age is just a number for two Octogenarian rodeo stars

Bud Clemons, 80, from Colorado and JW Campbell, 84, from Alberta, Canada went head-to-head in the Darby arena. (MTN News photo) Bud Clemons, 80, from Colorado and JW Campbell, 84, from Alberta, Canada went head-to-head in the Darby arena. (MTN News photo)
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Whoever said rodeo is a young man's game has clearly never seen the National Senior Pros do their thing.

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Cool & Windy Weather Pattern For Butte Video included

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Current weather pattern is cool and windy with High pressure over Northern California and Low pressure up north over Alberta. This is producing a NW flow aloft and temperatures have been trending downward over the last couple of days. This pattern will not change much in the short term so look for more of same into Friday. Over the weekend High pressure will begin to slowly lift northward into Montana and that should help temperatures to climb back up into the upper 70s and lower 80s... More>>

Why Is A Total Solar Eclipse So Rare?

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We are about 2 months away from a rare total solar eclipse and for most of SW Montana it will be close to a total eclipse about 95% of the sun's rays will be blocked by the moon.

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Drought Conditions Worsen Across Montana Video included

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Latest drought monitor update show drought conditions continue to worsen with the lack of moisture across NE Montana. Heavy rainfall impacted mostly western and SW Montana over a week ago but northern and eastern Montana did not see the beneficial rainfall. The last 30 to 60 days have been drier than normal in NE Montana during what should be the wettest time of the year in May and June. It may not sound like much but about 6.4% of NE Montana is already seeing "Extreme" dr... More>>

Legal pot and car crashes: Yes, there's a link Video included

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Legalized recreational marijuana use in Colorado, Oregon and Washington correlates to about a 3 percent increase in auto collision claim frequencies compared to states without such legislation.

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Daines hasn’t decided on latest Obamacare repeal bill; Tester blasts it

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U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, fresh out of the first briefing on Senate Republicans’ bill to repeal “Obamacare” and overhaul national health-care policy, said Thursday he wants to scrutinize the measure before deciding whether to support it – and wants to hear what Montanans think, too. 

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Belgrade mom facing meth, child endangerment charges

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A Belgrade woman accused of having meth in a house with her children is facing a $10,000 bond after being seen in court Thursday morning. Monica L. Richards, 35, is charged with possession of dangerous drugs and endangering the welfare of children, both felonies. 

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Trump: I did not make recordings of Comey

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President Donald Trump did not record his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey, he tweeted on Thursday, ending weeks of speculation kickstarted by the President himself. 

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Search continues for missing man in Bob Marshall Wilderness

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The man was part of a guided pack trip when he wandered away from the group’s campsite on Monday.

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GOP Senate health care bill released

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Senate Republicans unveiled a "discussion draft" of the bill Thursday of their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare that would end the health care law's penalties for people who don't buy insurance, cut back an expansion of Medicaid, but would keep more protections for people with pre-existing conditions, compared to a House-passed bill. 

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FraudWatch: Mortgage recovery scams

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Real estate professionals and lenders will tell you the purchase of a home is a person or a family’s biggest financial commitment. Scammers know this too, and they can use your fear of getting behind on house payments to take away your hard-earned money. 

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Sears Canada files for bankruptcy

Sears Canada filed for bankruptcy early Thursday, June 22, 2017. (Credit: From Sears Holdings) Sears Canada filed for bankruptcy early Thursday, June 22, 2017. (Credit: From Sears Holdings)
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Sears Canada filed for bankruptcy early Thursday, making it the latest casualty of the crisis among traditional brick-and-mortar retailers. 

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Tester, Zinke wrangle over proposed cuts to Interior Department Video included

Tester asked Zinke how he and Trump can put forth a budget that "lacks vision" by cutting the program that much. Tester asked Zinke how he and Trump can put forth a budget that "lacks vision" by cutting the program that much.
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In a senate hearing on Tuesday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke defended the $1.6 billion in funding cuts proposed by President Trump to the Interior Department.

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Big gift from BNSF marks start of Crow Native Days

The tribal flag flies over Crow Agency on Wednesday, the first day of summer. (Ed Kemmick/Last Best News) The tribal flag flies over Crow Agency on Wednesday, the first day of summer. (Ed Kemmick/Last Best News)
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Crow Native Days got off to a good start on a beautiful summer solstice morning Wednesday, with several hundred people attending a prayer breakfast in the Crow Tribe’s multipurpose building. 

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Two-wheel fundraising effort rolls into Bozeman Video included

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Fraternities and sororities are known for their extensive charity work - but one set of brothers takes their fundraising across the country on two wheels. This afternoon, 29 members of Pi Kappa cycled into Bozeman for a pit stop on their 2-month and 4,300 mile cross country trip 

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Flying the flag: National tour makes Belgrade stop Video included

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This morning the Nation of Patriots rally started at the Yellowstone Harley Davidson dealership for its leg of the journey.

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Missing/Endangered Person Advisory canceled for Missoula woman

Lyneia Aja, 27. Lyneia Aja, 27.
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A Missing Endangered Person Advisory has been canceled for Lyneia Aja, 27, of Missoula.

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Steve Scalise upgraded to fair condition after shooting

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been upgraded to "fair condition," MedStar Washington Hospital Center said Wednesday, a week after the shooting at the congressional baseball practice that left him wounded.

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Breezy and Cool Thursday Video included

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A chilly start to your morning and as the day moves on, we will see the winds picking up to 20 mph with wind gusts up to 25 mph with mostly sunny skies.  We will be a little cooler than what we saw yesterday.  Tonight our temps will drop down into the low 40s and mid-30s for all SW Montana and the winds will start to diminish.   Stay tuned tonight for your full forecast at 5:30 and 10 with our Chief Meteorologist Mike Heard More>>

Man wanted for murder of three in Idaho

Bullinger is wanted by police (KREM) Bullinger is wanted by police (KREM)
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The suspect in the murders of three people in Idaho earlier this week is scheduled to participate in Valkyrie Riders InZane in Billings on Monday. 

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Ever wanted to be an official weather watcher? Here’s your chance Video included

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Have you ever been intrigued with the weather and wanted to be a storm spotter? Well, the National Weather Service in Great Falls is offering a free, online SKYWARN Weather Spotter training seminar Thursday night. 

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American aid worker runs through ISIS gunfire to save little girl

David Eubank darted past ISIS snipers to save a young girl in Mosul. (CBS News) David Eubank darted past ISIS snipers to save a young girl in Mosul. (CBS News)
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Mosul is one of the most dangerous places in the world. And while hundreds of thousands fled, an American and his family moved in, risking their lives to save others. 

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Travis Kalanick quits as Uber CEO Video included

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Travis Kalanick has resigned as Uber's chief executive officer.

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Missoula police under "use-of-force review" by state DOJ

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The Missoula Police Department is under investigation for an incident which sent a 73-year-old man to the hospital with severe injuries. 

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Grizzly bears in Yellowstone put trash cans and coolers to the test Video included

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Randy Gravatt knows exactly what a bear wants. It's his job to tempt bears to break into coolers and garbage cans at the non-profit Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center.

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FBI: Baseball shooter had list of 6 names

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The shooter who attacked a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, last week carried a list with the names of six members of Congress, the FBI said Wednesday, adding that the incident had no connection to terrorism and the shooter acted alone.

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Cooling Trend Continues This Week For Butte Video included

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NW flow aloft will continue to slowly usher in cooler air through the weekend. Overall, the first full day of Summer was warm with temperatures in the upper 70s to lower 80s but a more dramatic drop in temperatures is coming Friday and Saturday. A slow moving upper level Low over Southern Alberta Canada will drop a trough across Montana and trigger a cooler weather pattern for the rest of this week. High pressure along the west coast will aid in the NW flow aloft and lock us into a c... More>>

Gas prices are falling fast

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Drivers are enjoying the cheapest gas prices at the start of summer in 12 years. 

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Info sought on missing Ravalli County man

John Darby has been missing from Victor since Monday, June 19. (courtesy photo) John Darby has been missing from Victor since Monday, June 19. (courtesy photo)
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John Darby has been missing from Victor since Monday, June 19. 

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Montana program teaches visually impaired life skills Video included

The Montana Association for the Blind puts on a summer program annually aimed at teaching the visually impaired life skills to make day to day tasks a little easier. (MTN News photo) The Montana Association for the Blind puts on a summer program annually aimed at teaching the visually impaired life skills to make day to day tasks a little easier. (MTN News photo)
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The Montana Association for the Blind puts on a summer program annually aimed at teaching the visually impaired life skills to make day to day tasks a little easier.

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History and art of Montana fishing on display in Helena

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Montana has more than 170,000 miles of rivers and more than 3,000 lakes and reservoirs. All of that water comes with an abundance of fish. 

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Rare Ghost Dance artifacts on display at Yellowstone County Museum

Kathy Barton, the curator at the Yellowstone County Museum, looks at a Ghost Dance shirt owned by a son of Sitting Bull, the Hunkpapa Lakota holy man. (Ed Kemmick/Last Best News) Kathy Barton, the curator at the Yellowstone County Museum, looks at a Ghost Dance shirt owned by a son of Sitting Bull, the Hunkpapa Lakota holy man. (Ed Kemmick/Last Best News)
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The centerpiece of a new exhibit at the Yellowstone County Museum is a Ghost Dance shirt made for a son of Sitting Bull, but Kathy Barton’s favorite piece in the exhibit is a pair of Arapaho moccasins. 

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Montana woman drowned in irrigation canal Video included

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Deputies were called to an irrigation canal at about 9 p.m. for a report of a possible drowning.

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No relief from the scorching heat in the Western U.S. Video included

The high temps are being blamed for sparking a large wildfire that's burning in California. (CBS News photo) The high temps are being blamed for sparking a large wildfire that's burning in California. (CBS News photo)
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The Western U.S. is bracing for more record heat with temperatures expected to hit 110 to 120 degrees on Tuesday.

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Little Cooler and Breezy for SW Montana today Video included

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Mostly clear skies and breezy conditions for today, but if you're traveling to the Gulf Coast States, you will encounter some flight delays with Tropical Storm Cindy that will make landfall in Texas around 1 pm today.  Make sure you check your flights before heading out this morning.  Here in SW Montana, there is a deepening trough out of Canada that will be making our temperatures a little cooler today and tomorrow with breezy conditions.  Light jackets may be needed t... More>>

Billings man who shot gun inside home, injured himself faces felony charges

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A Billings man who allegedly shot himself in the leg after an argument in a Heights home on June 11 faces four felony charges.

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Montana man’s incredible transformation: losing 100 pounds and taking back his life Video included

Rafaele lost more than 100 pounds in less than a year (Facebook photo) Rafaele lost more than 100 pounds in less than a year (Facebook photo)
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Most people have tried out a diet at some point in their lives, but the reality for many is that diet was short lived. got excessive.

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Poll: Trump's job approval rating hits lowest point, drops to 36%

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President Trump's job approval rating has dipped in recent weeks, pushed down by negative reaction to his handling of the Russia investigations, and he's seen some slippage among Republicans as well.

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The ‘People’s Lawyers’ meet in Big Sky Video included

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Attorneys General from across the country are meeting in Big Sky this week to discuss a variety of issues, including healthcare, the opioid crisis and drunk driving. "As divided as too many Americans see the country, we work very closely together,” said Attorney General of Arkansas Leslie Rutledge."One of the...

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Montana farmer explains benefits of crop diversity Video included

Bob Quinn owns and operates an organic farm and ranch near Big Sandy. Quinn's grandfather started the operation near Big Sandy 97 years ago. (MTN News photo) Bob Quinn owns and operates an organic farm and ranch near Big Sandy. Quinn's grandfather started the operation near Big Sandy 97 years ago. (MTN News photo)
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Bob Quinn owns and operates an organic farm and ranch near Big Sandy. His grandfather started the operation near Big Sandy 97 years ago.

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Rep.-elect Gianforte swearing-in Wednesday at U.S. House

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As the issues and the weather heat up here in Washington, D.C., Montana’s new congressman, Greg Gianforte, will jump from the political frying pan into the fire Wednesday, when he’s sworn into office on the U.S. House floor. 

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Solar energy is killing coal, despite Trump's promises

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The rapidly falling cost of solar energy is going to make it difficult for President Trump to deliver on his promise to put coal miners back to work.

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Poll: Americans say U.S. political debate is increasingly uncivil

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 Members of Congress are getting positive ratings for the way they responded to the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, last week. 

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Montana hiker uses lighter to alert rescuers of location

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Authorities reported the man was cold and wet after crossing a creek, but otherwise in good condition.

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Cooling Trend Begins Wednesday For Butte Video included

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Officially the summer solstice begins tonight at 10:24 pm MDT. So Wednesday will be our first full day of summer. This is the time of year we experience the longest days and shortest night. The suns rays will be directly over the Tropic of Cancer at 23.5° North Latitude and the Northern hemisphere experiences our warmest temperatures of the year. SW Montana will enjoy around 15:45 hours of daylight out of a 24 hour day. THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON Temperatures are rising well... More>>

Armed Russia jet comes within 5 feet of U.S. military plane

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An armed Russian jet came within five feet of a U.S. reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports.

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State seeks feedback on correctional facility calls

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State officials are asking for your opinion on how much calls from correctional facilities should cost. 

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Man charged with rape while boating on Montana lake Video included

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Charging documents say he attempted to apologize to the victim because he felt she was "mad at him."

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Two bear attacks, two deaths over two days in Alaska

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Two Alaska towns are reeling after separate bear attacks claimed two lives in a span of just two days.

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Elderly woman, dog survive vicious bee attack

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A 70-year-old woman and her dog are recovering from a bee attack that occurred in a park in Southern California.  

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Foo Fighters to play in Billings

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MetraPark officials announced Tuesday the Foo Fighters will perform at the Rimrock Auto Arena on Dec. 9. 

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A visit to the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum in Malta Video included

The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum and Field Station was established in Malta in 2002. The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum and Field Station was established in Malta in 2002.
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Montana has a rich history when it comes to dinosaurs.

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Remembering the 7 sailors killed in the USS Fitzgerald

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The Navy released the sailors' names Sunday. Here are their stories.

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Shelter Island: Montana's most expensive home Video included

Montana's most expensive piece of real estate sits right in the middle of Flathead Lake. Montana's most expensive piece of real estate sits right in the middle of Flathead Lake.
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Montana's most expensive piece of real estate ($29M) sits right in the middle of Flathead Lake.

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Montana sheriff cited for partner-family member assault plans to return to work

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Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards intends to return to duty, according to a press release from his attorney, Nathan Hoines. 

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Supreme Court strikes down law banning use of Facebook, Twitter by registered sex offenders

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The Supreme Court unanimously struck down a North Carolina law that bars the use of commercial social networking sites, including Facebook, by registered sex offenders.

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Tuesday Near Record High Temperatures Video included

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You will need to stay hydrated today as temperatures soar into the upper 80s, near 90 degrees today.  We may see a very isolated thunderstorm today.  Most of us will see mostly sunny skies for your first official day of Summer which starts at 10:24 pm tonight.  The sun's rays will be out for 15 hours, 42 minutes and 30 seconds today making it the longest day of sunshine this year, hints the name Summer Solstice.  Every day after that, we will be decreasing the amou... More>>

Custer's Last Stand

A reenactment of Gen. Custer's ride into the Battle of the Little Bighorn - and into history. (CBS News photo) A reenactment of Gen. Custer's ride into the Battle of the Little Bighorn - and into history. (CBS News photo)
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The 141st anniversary of Custer's Last Stand is June 25. It turns out there's more to the story of that epic battle.

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Victims still recovering following Lakeside deck collapse Video included

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The deck collapse on Saturday injured more than 50 people.

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Billings man allegedly tells ex-girlfriend he won't end harassment until both are dead Video included

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After she ended her decade-long relationship, a Billings woman claims her boyfriend threatened to kill her and said the threats would not end until “my hands and face are covered in fresh blood.” 

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Billings man says allegations of child rape "won't dictate my future" Video included

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A Billings man told investigators he wouldn’t let allegations that he raped a young girl get in his way of playing football for the University of Montana and becoming a school counselor. 

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Butte program helps feed hungry children over summer months Video included

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Summer is here and Butte kids are working up a good appetite. That’s why Butte’s Summer Food Service Program is ready to feed them while they are out of school. 

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Summer officially begins on Tuesday

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The solstice happens when the sun's direct rays reach their farthest point away from the equator.

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Former UM President to make $120,000 as professor at school

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Former University of Montana President Royce Engstrom will soon return to the Missoula campus, where he will earn a six-figure salary for teaching chemistry and honors courses. 

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Cocaine found in Carrie Fisher's system, according to coroner

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Carrie Fisher's autopsy report shows the actress had cocaine in her system when she fell ill on a plane last year, but investigators could not determine what impact the cocaine and other drugs found in her system had on her death. 

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NASA's Kepler space probe finds 10 more planets that could support life

NASA's Kepler space telescope team has identified 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and in the habitable zone of their star. NASA/JPL-CALTECH NASA's Kepler space telescope team has identified 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and in the habitable zone of their star. NASA/JPL-CALTECH
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A detailed analysis of data collected by NASA's Kepler space telescope has revealed an additional 219 possible planets orbiting distant suns, including 10 roughly Earth-size worlds in the habitable zones of their host stars.

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First responders recall scene of deck collapse near Lakeside Video included

Dozens of people were hurt in the deck collapse - some critically. (MTN News photo) Dozens of people were hurt in the deck collapse - some critically. (MTN News photo)
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It was a day that was supposed to be about remembering, but a memorial service turned into a nightmare in Lakeside late Saturday afternoon. 

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Oregon woman wanted for kidnapping arrested in West Yellowstone Video included

Samantha Adona Meyer, 30, of Salem Ore. was seen in Gallatin County Justice Court Samantha Adona Meyer, 30, of Salem Ore. was seen in Gallatin County Justice Court
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An Oregon woman who failed to pay for a shower at a campground near West Yellowstone on Friday, June 16, is behind bars facing a variety of charges, including theft of a stolen vehicle and a warrant for kidnapping.

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Colorado pastor dies in search for famous hidden treasure

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Police in northern New Mexico say they've recovered the body of a Colorado pastor who disappeared last week while searching for buried treasure. 

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Montana woman with 8 prior DUIs sentenced to prison for fatal crash

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A Lame Deer woman with eight prior convictions for driving under the influence will spend four years in federal prison for a crash that killed a man and injured several others last September. 

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Wanted in Montana: BOLO Alert issued for Chad Tanner Moore

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The United States Marshals Service has issued a BOLO Alert (Be-on-the-Lookout) for Chad Tanner Moore. 

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FOB Johnson: Memory of Montana Marine inspires veteran retreat

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"So many veterans come home and their battle isn't over so we provide a place of renewal, healing and hope." 

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Syrian warplane shot down by US jet

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A US Navy fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane after the Syrian jet dropped bombs near Syrian Democratic Force (SDF) fighters on Sunday, the US military said in a statement. 

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Colorado woman finds father after 40 years

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Jyll Justamond lives in Littleton, but was born and raised in New Jersey.

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US Navy releases names of missing sailors found in flooded compartments Video included

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The U.S. Navy said Saturday that "a number" of missing sailors from the USS Fitzgerald were found in flooded berthing compartments.

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London vehicle hits pedestrians, police say 'number of casualties'

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A vehicle hit pedestrians in London and there are "a number of casualties being worked on at the scene," according to authorities. 

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Art imitating life: Bozeman man’s life on silver screen Video included

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Robert Kollar didn't plan for Take Two - his debut directorial film to be based on his life. "That's what's funny, I didn't, I got talked into it while I was in Hollywood trying to sell another movie I wanted to produce and raise money for," said Robert Kollar, director, producer, writer of the movie Take Two. 

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More than 50 confirmed injured in Glacier Camp deck collapse Video included

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Kalispell Regional Healthcare officials confirmed on Sunday that over 50 people were injured and transported in Saturday's deck collapse at Glacier Camp, south of Lakeside.

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Thousands turn out for Big Sky Pride parade in Downtown Billings Video included

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Big Sky Pride held its annual Pride Parade in Downtown Billings on Saturday as part of its "We Believe in Magic" weekend.

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Motor Carriers of Montana hosts truck driving championship

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73 truck drivers came out to compete for the title of truck driving champion of Montana

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One dead after rollover crash in Billings

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One man is dead after a crash in west Billings on Saturday evening.

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Madison Murray crowned Miss Montana 2017

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Alyssa Kessel of Glendive was voted Montana’s Choice and received a $1000 scholarship.

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Delegates celebrate anniversary of Montana's Constitutional Convention Video included

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The delegates said they’re proud of the constitution they created.

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Several hurt in deck collapse near Lakeside

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Several people have been hurt, some critically, after a deck collapsed at a home south of Lakeside. 

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Bull rider in critical condition after bull steps on chest

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A bull rider from Australia suffered life-threatening injuries while at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. on Thursday, according to CBS affiliate in Cheyenne, KGWN.

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Lewis & Clark Humane Society warns: Beware “backyard breeders” and puppy mills

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Dalton says Charlie's issues likely stem from improper breeding done my unethical breeders.

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Lonebear sentenced for killing a friend with a sword

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Lonebear pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of voluntary manslaughter for the May 18, 2016, stabbing in Lame Deer.

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Woman killed in head-on crash near Marion

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One woman is dead after a multi-vehicle crash near Marion just before 3 p.m. Friday.

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Music festival aims to keep public safe with DUI checkpoints Video included

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Filling an empty field with some of country music’s biggest stars sounds like an ideal weekend for fans attending Headwaters Country Jam. However, drinking alcoholic beverages for several hours and then attempting to drive home is a serious problem.

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Gianforte argues against mugshot or fingerprints for assault charge Video included

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Congressman-elect Greg Gianforte does not want to have his mug shot or fingerprints taken. The Bozeman politician pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault for the attack on The Guardian's Ben Jacobs on Monday. 

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Granite County crash victims identified

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The victims have been identified as Debora Alteneder of Missoula and Joshua Creel of Liberty, Indiana.

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Young bears pay a visit to family near Valier (video) Video included

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O'Neal says she doesn't mind seeing the bears further out, but when they are right in her backyard, it's alarming.

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Montana unemployment rate ticks up

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State officials report that Montana’s unemployment rate nudged up by 0.1 percentage points in May to 3.9%. 

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Despite loss of hair, Glendive woman sets sights on Miss Montana crown

Alyssa Kessel received the Thursday preliminary award for Fitness in Swimwear. She is flanked by Faith Johnson of Helena, Miss Montana's Outstanding Teen and Lauren Scofield, Miss Montana 2016. Alyssa Kessel received the Thursday preliminary award for Fitness in Swimwear. She is flanked by Faith Johnson of Helena, Miss Montana's Outstanding Teen and Lauren Scofield, Miss Montana 2016.
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One of the 12 women competing for the title of Miss Montana this year stands out for an unusual reason. Alyssa Kessel, 19 of Glendive, has an auto immune condition called alopecia universalis that caused her to have complete hair loss last year, according to pageant organizers. Despite the condition, Kessel is making waves as the pageant kicks off this week, winning the fitness in swimsuit competition on Thursday during the first preliminaries. Also winning a preliminary round...

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Death on Crow Reservation ruled a homicide, victim identified

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The Big Horn County Coroner said the death of a 29-year-old man on the Crow Indian Reservation has been ruled a homicide. 

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Man sent to prison for stabbing friend to death with sword

Tyson Lonebear (Big Horn County jail booking photo) Tyson Lonebear (Big Horn County jail booking photo)
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A federal judge has ordered a man to prison for stabbing a friend to death with a sword. U.S. District Judge Susan Watters ordered Tyson Jo Lonebear to serve six years in prison, followed by three years of supervision, for the death of Chay Little.

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Gianforte set to be sworn in after U.S. House election results finalized Video included

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 The Board of State Canvassers met at the Montana State Capitol Thursday to confirm the results of last month’s special election.

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Cascade County Sheriff charged with misdemeanor assault in Helena Video included

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It happened on Thursday evening at the Radisson Colonial Hotel just before 5:30 p.m.

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    The man found a small shaving bag in the street in the area of Massachusetts Street about 4:20 p.m.

    A bystander in Butte happened to find a bag loaded with methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in the middle of a busy street Wednesday afternoon.

    The man found a small shaving bag in the street in the area of Massachusetts Street about 4:20 p.m.

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    Low-power Butte radio station gets some high-power support

    A low-power radio station in Butte is only two years old but after a recent pledge drive has shown some high-power support. “I think people not only sent a message that they enjoy KBMF but that want us to continue doing what we’re doing and continue growing,” 

    A low-power radio station in Butte is only two years old but after a recent pledge drive has shown some high-power support. “I think people not only sent a message that they enjoy KBMF but that want us to continue doing what we’re doing and continue growing,” 

  • Batter up! Bobcat gridiron players hit the diamond for Special Olympics

    Batter up! Bobcat gridiron players hit the diamond for Special Olympics

    Montana State University Defensive line football coach, Byron Hout stopped in this morning to invite everyone to Monday night’s softball game to benefit Special Olympics. It’s the offense vs. defense! $3 gets you in the door, kids 12 and under are free. Raffles, concessions, and loads of fun for all - First pitch is at 6 pm at the Hero’s Park, at the Fairgrounds.

    Montana State University Defensive line football coach, Byron Hout stopped in this morning to invite everyone to Monday night’s softball game to benefit Special Olympics. It’s the offense vs. defense! $3 gets you in the door, kids 12 and under are free. Raffles, concessions, and loads of fun for all - First pitch is at 6 pm at the Hero’s Park, at the Fairgrounds.

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