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Phony money making the rounds in Butte, Missoula

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Missoula Police have been receiving reports of counterfeit bills being passed around the Garden City.

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Not horsing around: Volunteers working hard to rebuild Butte carousel

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The Spirit of Columbia Gardens carousel is a replica of the one that was destroyed in a fire in 1973.

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Man allegedly cashes stolen checks while completing Butte Pre-Release program

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Butte police say 47-year-old James Whitaker cashed two checks stolen from a local business in the amount of $1,800 earlier this month while he was being held at the Pre-Release Center.

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Tom Morgan Remembered | Winston Rod Bonus | Under the Big Sky

Winston Rod Company manufactures fly rods in Twin Bridges. Winston Rod Company manufactures fly rods in Twin Bridges.
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Tom Morgan moved the R.L. Winston Rod Company to Montana in 1976 shortly after purchasing the San Francisco based business from Doug Merrick. Tom's tenure at Winston led to the development of some of the greatest rod designs in the companies history. Now, nearly a year since renowned fly rod maker Tom Morgan passed away, his legacy and his influence is still felt at the Winston Rod Company. This week under the big sky, Annette McLean, V.P. of Operations and Design at Wi... More>>

Firing of Beaverhead Co. deputy sparks controversy in Dillon

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The recent firing of Beaverhead County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Miles is causing controversy in Dillon. “The attack truly appears to be personal,” said Jean Bergeson, an attorney in Dillon. 

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Man vs. volcano: Paradise becomes "hell on Earth"

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Lately, every day is a fight for their homes for some residents living on Hawaii's big island as the Kilauea Volcano spews lava, rock and ash. CNN's Scott McLean reports on their efforts. More>>

Trump casts doubt on June summit with Kim

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Washington (CNN) - The historic diplomatic encounter planned for three weeks from now between President Donald Trump and North Korean despot Kim Jong Un appeared in doubt on Tuesday as Trump questioned whether preparations could be completed in time. "There's a very substantial chance that it won't work out," Trump said in the Oval Office, where he was sitting for critical talks with his South Korean counterpart. "That doesn't mean that it won't work out over a period ... More>>

Pilot walks away from plane crash on Interstate 90 at Idaho/Montana state line

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A witness said he watched an experimental airplane glide down onto the highway around 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

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Billings schools superintendent calls for greater school security

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BILLINGS - School District 2 Superintendent Terry Bouck said Tuesday that more mental health funding and school security is needed to help combat rising school shootings.

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Ravalli Co. Sheriff assisting Idaho Co. in search for missing hunters

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The four hunters went missing after their SUV rolled over into the Selway River on Monday.

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Sinkhole emerges on White House lawn

Eyewitnesses first saw the sinkhole on the grassy North Lawn on Saturday, following a week of nearly constant rain in Washington. CNN photo. Eyewitnesses first saw the sinkhole on the grassy North Lawn on Saturday, following a week of nearly constant rain in Washington. CNN photo.
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There is a gaping hole in this story: A sinkhole has appeared steps from the entrance to the White House briefing room.

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Former Billings nurse admits stealing painkillers from up to 300 patients

Mills pleaded guilty to two felony charges (Facebook) Mills pleaded guilty to two felony charges (Facebook)
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At his change of plea hearing Tuesday for charges related to stealing drugs from patients, a former Billings nurse told the judge he is currently in substance abuse treatment. 

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Gas prices on the rise as Memorial Day approaches

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BOZEMAN – If you’re hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend, there’s a number you’ll want to keep an eye on; $2.87. According to AAA, that number is that average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in Montana.  

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Pilot walks away after plane crashes on Interstate 90 at Idaho/Montana state line

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A witness said he watched an experimental airplane glide down onto the highway around 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

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Man who died in Smith River incident identified

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The man who died in the Smith River south of Great Falls on Monday has been identified as 44-year-old Chad Newbreast.

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Boy arrested after shooting mother's ex-boyfriend in neck on Billings South Side

Billings Police on the scene of a reported shooting (MTN News/Paul Humphrey Photo) Billings Police on the scene of a reported shooting (MTN News/Paul Humphrey Photo)
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A shooting was reported outside of an apartment complex at 801 South 28th Street.

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Parents ask judge to evict 30-year-old son after he won't move out

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One New York couple is hoping the long arm of the law can help them nudge an unwanted housemate into moving out. That guest, who has been residing at their residence for eight years, happens to be their 30-year-old son.

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Flood Warnings Across SW Montana Through The Weekend

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The above on demand STORMTracker Weather video will focus on the threat for flooding across SW Montana through the rest of this week into the long Memorial Day Weekend with Chief Meteorologist Mike Heard.  Below are the supporting graphics used in today's flood briefing. FLOOD BRIEFING JEFFERSON RIVER The National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD WARNING for the Jefferson River near Three Forks until Monday morning. Water level rises will continue through the rest o...

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Caught on Camera: Butterfly Swarm

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Thousands of butterflies were spotted clustering at a creek in southwest China's Sichuan Province recently.

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Club For Growth spends $1.16M supporting Rosendale and attacking Fagg in GOP primary

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Another outside group is making significant ad buys in Montana’s U.S. Senate Republican primary

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On Special Assignment: Couple opens "natural cemetery" in Swan Valley

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Just because you die doesn’t mean you can’t still be environmentally conscious.

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Man hopes to rewrite his story by kayaking Missouri River

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A 57-year-old Colorado Springs man is doing something not many people do in their lifetime: Kayaking the Missouri River. 

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How Michael Jackson's tilt defied gravity

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(CNN) -- Michael Jackson's musical achievements are legend: the first artist to win eight Grammys in one night; the first artist to sell more than a million digital tracks in one week. His impact on dance has been just as powerful. 

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More showers on tap for Tuesday

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Today's Forecast: Expect another round of showers and thunderstorms for your Tuesday.  Highs are expected to top out in the middle and upper 60s for the mid-afternoon.  A few of those showers will be capable of producing heavy rain. 

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Montana Made: Montana Hydraulics

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When it comes to components for industrial machines, Montana Hydraulics owners Mark and Della Ehlke say there isn’t much they can’t make. 

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Do kids need a different kind of sunscreen?

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(CNN) -- A busy sunscreen aisle can leave parents confused about which lotions, sticks or sprays to buy for their kids. 

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - latest local news and headlines from across the world.

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Hawaii's Kilauea volcano creates toxic stew as lava reaches Pacific

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There is a new health threat on Hawaii's Big Island. Flowing lava from the Kilauea volcano has now reached the Pacific Ocean, creating a toxic stew.  

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After deadly shooting, TX to hold school safety meetings

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A series of school safety discussions starts today in Texas. The talks will cover a variety of topics, including possibly arming teachers. This all comes days after the fatal shooting at Santa Fe High School. More>>

Search warrant executed on police officer's wife in case of slain teacher

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Authorities have executed a new search warrant on the wife of an Aliquippa Police officer in connection to the death of Rachael DelTondo.

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Miss Nebraska crowned Miss USA

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Miss Nebraska is the new Miss USA.

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Man denies shooting at officers, engaging Billings police in standoff

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The man accused of shooting at two probation and parole officers before engage Billings police in a standoff downtown earlier this month pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday at his arraignment. 

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Man behind Ice Bucket Challenge gets his voice back

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One of the men who to helped start the Ice Bucket Challenge is speaking out about ALS, even after the disease took his voice.

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Former Billings residents ordered to stand trial in Utah for baby's murder

Costello (left) and Emile (right) are accused of killing their 3-year-old daughter (KUTV) Costello (left) and Emile (right) are accused of killing their 3-year-old daughter (KUTV)
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A pair of longtime Billings residents charged in Utah with the murder of their daughter have been ordered to stand trial. 

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Willow Creek Flash Flooding Monday Evening

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Storm report from Monday evening from viewer Jaci Nesbit in the Willow Creek area. Jaci reports about 1" of rain in about 20 minutes in the Willow Creek area near Three Forks around 6 pm Monday night.  The video clip above will show you the extent of the quick moving flash flood in the low lying areas washing over roads. Radar confirmed there was a thunderstorm in that area around 6 pm Monday night. Slow moving thunderstorms can produce flash flooding this time o...

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Monkey escapes crate at San Antonio airport

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Authorities say a monkey went bananas after escaping from its crate Monday at the San Antonio International Airport, CBS affiliate KENS-TV reports. 

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Zinke visits Fort Peck, talks about pivot

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke met with ranchers and farmers affected by the Lodge Pole Complex Fires. 

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Bald eagle found shot dead near Colorado reservoir

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GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) – Officials with the Colorado Department of Parks & Wildlife are trying to find out who shot and killed a bald eagle earlier this month. 

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1 person dead in Smith River incident

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Crews were called out around 1 p.m. to an area near the Eden Bridge

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Pedal Power: Montana Grannies will bike 300 miles for MS research

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“What we lack in fitness, we’ll make up in perseverance,”  said Kitty.

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Long time Montana wildlife biologist has no plans to retire

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Shawn Stewart has only ever wanted to be just a wildlife biologist.

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Flooding Concerns This Week For SW Montana

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Flooding is likely to impact SW Montana rivers and streams this week into the Memorial Day Weekend. The National Weather Service has flood highlights up for 2 major river systems in our region as rapid snow melt is keeping most river systems near minor flood stage and the forecast is calling for showers and afternoon thunderstorms everyday this week which will only aggravate the flooding situation. The above special edition on demand STORMTracker video forecast will go through t... More>>

N.J. cop delivers fawn in roadside C-section on deer killed by car

Washington Township Police Officer Jim Vernon with a baby deer he delivered roadside via emergency c-section on Sunday, May 20, 2018. WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT Washington Township Police Officer Jim Vernon with a baby deer he delivered roadside via emergency c-section on Sunday, May 20, 2018. WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT
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A New Jersey police officer's quick action may have saved a baby deer's life Sunday as its mother lay dead after being struck by a car.

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Watch For Thunderstorms Monday Afternoon & Evening Butte

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City by City Forecast: BOZEMAN: LOW: 45°; HIGH TUESDAY: 70°. Scattered afternoon thunderstorms likely Monday for Bozeman and surrounding areas. Most storms should diminish after sunset. A few storms could be on the stronger side with brief heavy rain, small hail, frequent lightning and gusty outflow winds. This pattern is likely to re-develop again Tuesday afternoon. BUTTE: LOW: 43°; HIGH TUESDAY: 68°. Storm clouds started building over Butte at no... More>>

Man faces felony assault charge after West Yellowstone bar fight

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A West Yellowstone man faces a felony assault charge after allegedly knocking out five teeth and fracturing the jaw of another man in a bar fight.

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Schneider guilty of deliberate homicide

Skyler Schneider has been found found guilty of deliberate homicide and tampering with evidence for the July 2017 shooting death of 23-year-old Katherine Spencer. Skyler Schneider has been found found guilty of deliberate homicide and tampering with evidence for the July 2017 shooting death of 23-year-old Katherine Spencer.
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Skyler Schneider found guilty for the shooting death of 23-year-old Katherine Spencer.

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Lava from Hawaii volcano oozes into ocean, creating new toxic hazard

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 Lava from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island how has entered the ocean, creating a toxic cloud. 

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Wanted in Montana: BOLO Alert issued for Bruce Oliveira

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The United States Marshals Service has issued a BOLO Alert (Be-on-the-Lookout) for Bruce Oliveira. 

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Mild with afternoon showers on Monday

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Today's Forecast: Temperatures will warm to the upper 60s to near 70 degrees for your Monday afternoon.  A few pop-up thunderstorms are possible for the afternoon and early evening.  Showers will fall apart after sunset.

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"Something was wrong with this cougar" - Deadly attack details revealed

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A weekend bike ride turned deadly when a cougar suddenly attacked. It happened in North Bend, Washington, in the foothills about 30 miles east of Seattle. 

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Amber Alert canceled for Billings toddler, father arrested

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The Billings Police Department issued an Amber Alert for an 18-month-old child early Monday morning. 

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Bob Seger reschedules Billings concert date

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MetraPark announced Monday morning that Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band has rescheduled its performance at the Rimrock Auto Arena. 

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Man intentionally drives car into restaurant, killing 2, including daughter

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Authorities arrested a man they say intentionally crashed his car into a restaurant in Bessemer City, North Carolina, killing two people, including his daughter.

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning, Monday, May 21, 2017 - latest local news and headlines from across the world. More>>

Montana Ag Network: New fertilizer plant built in south-central MT

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As farmers continue their busy spring planting, a new fertilizer plant has been built in South Central Montana that loads, stores and unloads more efficiently to help growers. 

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President Trump demands Justice Department examine whether it or FBI spied on campaign

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Washington (CNN) - President Donald Trump demanded Sunday that his Justice Department look into whether it or the FBI spied on his presidential campaign for political reasons. 

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1 dead in crash between Great Falls and Vaughn

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The crash happened near mile marker 284.

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Thousands attend service for exchange student killed in Santa Fe High School shooting

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Sabika Sheikh was one of the 10 people killed in the shooting Friday morning. 

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Amber Alert issued for Billings toddler

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The Billings Police Department issued an Amber Alert for an 18-month-old child early Monday morning. 

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WATCH: Columbus memorial honors over 2,000 veterans

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In 2011, a group of Columbus Elementary School students began a project to gather every name of every veteran living or who had lived in Stillwater County.

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High school students visit and learn about the Montana Air National Guard

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The event showed students that MT ANG is just one of many opportunities for them after high school.

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Veterans Motorcycle Club launches in Great Falls

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Their first bike night will be June 7th at the Alumni Club on 6th Street NW.

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Man calls police on pig following him home

A pig named Zoey is seen in the back of a police cruiser. NORTH RIDGEVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT / FACEBOOK A pig named Zoey is seen in the back of a police cruiser. NORTH RIDGEVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT / FACEBOOK
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A man in Ohio realized the downside of bringing home the bacon when a pig wouldn't stop following him on his way home early Saturday morning. 

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Shelby carousel opens with dedication to Great Falls girl

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Harry Benjamin decided to honor Daisy's life with something special on the carousel

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1 person dead in crash between Great Falls and Vaughn

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The GMC went off the road and rolled, partially ejecting and killing the driver.

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Houston police chief: Vote out politicians only "offering prayers" after shootings

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Appearing on CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday, Acevedo said that political leaders are failing to heed the will of the voters when it comes to gun regulations and reforms.

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Active weather pattern continues into next week

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An active weather pattern will set up across the area which will lead to multiple chances of showers and thunderstorms throughout the next week. The above on demand STORMTracker video forecast with Meteorologist Carson Vickroy will walk you through the forecast hour by hour for next 24 hours so you can have an idea of what this upcoming work week will look like. City by City Forecast: BOZEMAN: LOW: 45°; HIGH MONDAY: 71°. A chance for some afternoon showe... More>>

Teens tackle Montana App Challenge

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There were 15 teams of students who built apps addressing social issues

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Hawaii lava finally reaches the Pacific, only to create another deadly danger

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Laze, a mashup of "lava" and "haze", is a nasty product formed when hot lava hits the ocean, sending hydrochloric acid and volcanic glass particles into the air.

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Americans give Trump credit for good economy

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CBS News Nation Tracker poll finds early two in three Americans think the nation's economy is in good shape

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Gianforte honors "Piano Pat" with Spirit of Montana award

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Her music and spirit have entertained countless Montanans and visitors from across the globe.

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Bear attack victim still hospitalized in Kalispell

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Authorities have not yet determined whether it was grizzly bear or a black bear.

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Remembering Gilda Radner, 29 years after her death

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May 20th, 1989, 29 years ago today … a sad day for the world of comedy. For that was the day Gilda Radner died of cancer.

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Cougar attack leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

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Authorities say one person was killed and another injured in a cougar attack in North Bend, Washington.

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"Tree snags" can pose real threat to people

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Snags are a natural part of a forest’s lifecycle and provide habitats for many wildlife.

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Family of alleged Texas school shooter says they are "shocked and confused"

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The family of the 17-year-old boy accused of killing 10 people at a Texas high school Friday issued a statement expressing condolences to the victims.

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Woman attacked by bear near Libby was working on grizzly project

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The type of bear involved in the conflict remains unknown, but trace evidence collected at the scene was submitted for analysis.

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Man faces federal charge for assault that left Poplar man dead

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Nearly one year after a Poplar man was beaten to death outside a convenience store, one of the three suspects charged in Fort Peck Tribal Court has been charged in federal court.

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First lady Melania Trump returns to White House after hospital stay

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The first lady was hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Monday for an embolization procedure to treat a kidney condition.

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American Bishop on bringing his style to the royal wedding

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Most Rev. Michael Curry, the first African-American to serve as presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, delivered a rousing sermon about the power of love.

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Murder suspect, convicted felon arrested in Hardin

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HARDIN - The Big Horn County Sheriff's Office arrested a murder suspect on Saturday who fled the state of Washington. 

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Former city employee accused of embezzlement pleads not guilty

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Bozeman’s former neighborhood program coordinator appeared in court via video Friday on felony embezzlement charges.

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Bear breaks into Colorado post office, photo goes viral

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The Pitkin Post Office was closed for the yesterday, after a black bear managed to enter the premises.

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Montanans remember eruption of Mount St. Helens

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Fifty-seven people were killed by the eruption and hundreds of square miles were reduced to wasteland.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marry in trailblazing ceremony

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Britain's Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle sealed their wedding vows with a kiss on the steps outside St. George's Chapel in Windsor on Saturday.

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Montana unemployment rate dips to 4.0%

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Montana’s unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.0% for the month of April while the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.9%.

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Special K Ranch in Columbus sued for negligence following alleged rape

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BILLINGS -- The Special K Ranch in Columbus is denying allegations made by a Georgia man who claims his disabled son was sexually assaulted at the facility.

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New migraine drug is affordably priced at only $6,900 a year

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The drug, to be sold under the name Aimovig, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday.

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FEMA denies Montana’s request for disaster declaration, $15 million in wildfire aid

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HELENA - State emergency managers said Friday the federal government has again denied their request for millions of dollars in additional aid to deal with Montana’s historic 2017 wildfire season.

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House fails to pass farm bill because of fight over immigration

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The farm bill failed in the House Friday on a vote of 213 to 198. House GOP leaders had seemed confident as they walked into the vote Friday morning and believed they would have the support needed to pass the measure. 

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As Remington emerges from bankruptcy, Montana father continues his fight

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Remington Outdoor Company announced Thursday it's emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, after shedding $775 million dollars in debt. 

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Hundreds attend Ron Ueland funeral

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BUTTE - Ron Ueland didn’t seek attention. But you wouldn’t know that judging by the hundreds who attended his funeral Friday.

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Lasers helping restore cutthroat trout to Yellowstone National Park

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BOZEMAN - A Montana State University Professor Joseph Shaw has developed a laser technology to locate unwanted fish in Yellowstone National Park. The laser device can sport clusters of two or more trout about 26 feet deep in the water. 

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Oh honey: MSU preps garden for bees

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BOZEMAN - Montana State University hosted a clean-up event to get its Pollinator Garden ready for honey bees. MSU manages ten different colonies of honey bees that it does research on to study bee viruses. 

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Airport operations back to normal after fuel truck crash

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BELGRADE - Operations are resuming as planned at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport after a fuel truck flipped over on the general aviation ramp Thursday afternoon. 

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