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Bullock joins Butte in celebrating start of Parrot tailings removal project

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“It is about damn time,” Gov. Steve Bullock said.

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Trump’s tariffs could impact Butte mining company

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BUTTE - The Trump administration’s tariffs on steel and aluminum could have an effect on Butte’s mining industry. 

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Butte man faces attempted homicide charge after shooting in Whitehall

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Daniel Adams, 33, is in jail in connection with shooting and wounding another man in Whitehall late Tuesday evening.

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Butte tavern owners ask for break in liquor fees

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BUTTE - The Butte-Silver Bow Tavern Association is asking the city to give them a break on its yearly liquor fee.

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Ridge Waters reschedules grand opening

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The grand opening has been delayed 4 days to June 27 at 12 p.m, according to a City-County of Butte-Silver Bow press release.

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California man sentenced for selling oxycodone in Great Falls

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Adams has an extensive criminal history that includes numerous drug trafficking convictions. 

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"You can't make this stuff up!" MHP reacts to kangaroo-caused crash

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"Trooper Finley went back to the crash scene and did indeed see a kangaroo standing in the ditch."

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Rain to start, sunshine to finish the weekend

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More rain is expected for Saturday but there’s a potential for some clearing heading into Sunday. 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 the start of your weekend will look like. City by City Forecast: BOZEMAN: LOW: 48°; HIGH SATURDAY: 66°. A few spotty showers and thunderstorms possible this evening. More widesp... More>>

NorthWestern Energy watching high-water conditions at Missouri River dams

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NorthWestern Energy warns that people should stay away from the areas above and below the dams.

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Grizzly euthanized after killing cattle east of Red Lodge

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A male adult grizzly bear was trapped and euthanized Friday after killing cattle on private property east of Red Lodge. 

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Man arrested after high-speed chase ends near Bozeman

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A Billings man is facing a number of charges after being arrested following a high-speed chase that ended in a crash outside of Bozeman on Thursday. 

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Daines among group of U.S. Senators headed to Russia

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A group of Republican US senators, including Montana Republican Steve Daines, will head to Russia next week.

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Three Forks man arrested after allegedly shooting at family

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A Three Forks man accused of shooting a firearm at another man and his family on Thursday was seen in Gallatin County Justice Court Friday morning. 

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Impressive rainfall totals for the year with more rain expected

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Today's Forecast: Expect scattered showers through the morning with the sky generally clearing through the afternoon.  There is still a chance of passing showers into the evening with highs topping out around 70° for Friday. 

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Supreme Court: Warrant generally needed to track cell phone location data

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Washington (CNN) - The Supreme Court on Friday said the government generally needs a warrant if it wants to track an individual's location through cell phone records over an extended period of time. 

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Report released on Montana grizzly bear attack

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The attack is described by investigators as a "surprise defensive encounter."

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning

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

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MSU adding residence hall to help meet student housing needs

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The residence hall will be a six-story living space with 480 beds.

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Montanans wonder why state bears brunt of Bakken waste

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More than a decade into the Bakken oil boom, the state of North Dakota, where the vast majority of the boom is concentrated, still does not have a single landfill licensed to accept radioactive oilfield waste. Montana does. 

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Official cause of Sperry Chalet fire released

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The report concluded that despite firefighter's best efforts to protect the structure, an ember entered the building near a second story window and ignited the wooden portion.

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Report released on grizzly bear attack near Libby

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The report revealed that it was a 24-year-old male grizzly bear that attacked a woman working as a field assistant for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service on May 18.

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Missoula Police looking for woman not seen since Sunday morning

Photos from MPD. Photos from MPD.
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The Missoula Police Department is looking for help in verifying the welfare of Jermain Morigeau of Charlo.

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'Hottest place to be’: Denver sets visitor record

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It’s no surprise that tourism in Denver continues to grow, attracting more people each year than the year before for the past 12 years.

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Helena man facing assault charge for alleged stabbing

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Police say 34-year-old Tony Estrada was arrested Tuesday morning following a stabbing.

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Backers of tobacco tax and Medicaid initiative turn in 40K signatures

I-185 volunteer and supporter Lois Fitzpatrick of Helena I-185 volunteer and supporter Lois Fitzpatrick of Helena
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“We’re very excited about the the numbers we have in the short time we’ve had to gather (signatures),” Cooney said.

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Montana filmmakers score big wins at regional Emmy awards

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Two local filmmakers had quite the surprise when they went to the regional Emmy awards in Seattle earlier this month.

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Southwest Montana cooler and wetter than average so far this year

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MTN’S Carson Vickroy sat down with Chief Meteorologist Mike Heard to talk about the weather.

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Evacuated campers and staff arrive in Great Falls (video)

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There are 100 teenagers and 37 staff members at the camp, which is operated by C Bar N Ministries.

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WATCH: Baby bear rescued from Sheriff's Office basement

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A baby bear found itself in the newly-constructed basement of the Vilas County Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin.

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Man sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for sex trafficking of girls in Montana

Terrance Edwards, 35 (YCDF) Terrance Edwards, 35 (YCDF)
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BILLINGS - Terrance Tyrell Edwards was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison Wednesday for "pimping" underage girls all over Montana.

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Wandering kangaroo causes rollover crash near Dodson in northern Montana

A kangaroo, but not the one that caused a wreck in Montana. courtesy photo. A kangaroo, but not the one that caused a wreck in Montana. courtesy photo.
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Two women were sent to the hospital after a rollover crash involving a kangaroo west of Dodson. 

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Jury finds Billings officers justified in shooting death of suspect in Big Bear standoff

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A coroner's jury found the Billings Police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a Crow Agency man in November to be justified in using lethal force. 

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Ex-Stevensville police officer charged with sex crimes

MTN News file photo of former Stevensville school resource officer Samuel Fawcett. MTN News file photo of former Stevensville school resource officer Samuel Fawcett.
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Samuel Steven Fawcett, 37, was booked into the Ravalli County Detention Center on Wednesday.

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More Rain And Flooding Concerns Through The Weekend

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FLOOD BRIEFING: The National Weather Service continues a FLOOD WARNING for the Jefferson River between Whitehall to Three Forks. River levels are holding just above minor flood stage Thursday and with additional rainfall likely minor low land flooding will continue into Friday and could linger into the weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD WARNING for most of Broadwater County through noon Friday. Emergency Management is reporting flooding and washed out ... More>>

Montana Ag Network: Ranchers hope that calmer cattle will "beef-up" profits

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“Low-stress stockmanship is really starting to catch on,” said Bill Pelton, Montana Beef Quality Assurance coordinator. 

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Supreme Court rules states can force online retailers to collect sales tax

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The ruling overturned a 1992 Supreme Court precedent and potentially paves the way for consumers to pay more for their online purchases. 

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Immigration policy protest held in Missoula

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Hundreds showed up to voice their dissent to Trump administration immigration policies on Wednesday in Missoula. 

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This Week in Fish and Wildlife: Ennis Fishing Access, campgrounds update

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Jay Pape from Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, joins Chet to update viewers on the campground and fishing access in Ennis and how to work is being done to clean up the site. Pape also discusses how user fees and fishing license fees help pay for the yearly work. More>>

Campers stranded by flooding SW of Augusta will be airlifted to safety

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There are 100 teenagers and 37 staff members at the camp, which is operated by C Bar N Ministries.

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Montana Lottery announces recent winners

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This list contains only prizes claimed since May 30 greater than $5,000.

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'Hottest place to be’: Denver sets visitor record

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It’s no surprise that tourism in Denver continues to grow, attracting more people each year than the year before for the past 12 years.

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Early morning fire destroys Butte structure

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Crews battled an early morning blaze on Dakota Street in Butte. Witnesses say the fire completely destroyed the building. 

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FBI: Sexual assaults on flights increasing 'at an alarming rate'

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The number of sexual assaults reported during commercial airline flights is increasing "at an alarming rate," the FBI said Wednesday, and the number of actual cases could be much higher.

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First Day of Summer: Stonehenge Celebration

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Thousands of people gathered at Britain's ancient monument Stonehenge on Thursday to celebrate summer solstice. 

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Questions raised over Whitefish land deal with Zinke foundation

The Zinkes’ dealings with Halliburton chairman David Lesar raise questions of the appearance of a conflict of interest. (File photo) The Zinkes’ dealings with Halliburton chairman David Lesar raise questions of the appearance of a conflict of interest. (File photo)
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At issue is a piece of land donated by BNSF Zinke’s Great Northern Veterans Peace Park Foundation to create a park for children to sled and skate in the winter. 

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Computer-generated models' social media influence on the rise

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Many things you see online are not what they appear to be.

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Tip leads to ID of boy found dead on beach, 2 arrested

A sketch of "Little Jacob," right, who has been identified / KHOU A sketch of "Little Jacob," right, who has been identified / KHOU
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A child found dead on a Texas beach last October has been identified by authorities, and the boy's mother and her girlfriend are under arrest, Galveston police announced Wednesday. Authorities in Galveston had appealed to the public for help in identifying "Little Jacob," even taking the rare step in January of releasing a photo of the deceased child.  CBS affiliate KHOU reports tips led authorities to identify the boy as four-y...

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NASA, White House team up on asteroid emergency plan

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NASA, the White House and FEMA are kicking off a 10-year program to improve asteroid detection and emergency planning

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Great Falls man charged for meth-related deaths of wife, infant

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Devin Michael Olson has been charged with two counts of negligent homicide

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Kalispell Regional Medical Center under investigation over physician payments

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KRMC is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice for matters of compensation to certain physicians.

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Daines, Tester join bipartisan push for public lands funding

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Both of Montana’s senators joined in a bipartisan effort Wednesday outside the U.S. Capitol steps to push for money supporting public lands.

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Annual Jim Bridger Trail Run set for this Saturday

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Runners will endure ten miles of trail running and around 2,000 feet of vertical gain.

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Opponents of initiative to restrict mining permits rally in Butte

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Mining supporters in Montana claim a proposed ballot initiative could be dangerous to the mining industry.

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Rosendale takes aim at drug-benefit managers

State Auditor Matt Rosendale State Auditor Matt Rosendale
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State Auditor Matt Rosendale took action Wednesday against a pair of prescription drug-benefit managers, saying the companies must reveal more information about how they do business and influence drug prices in Montana. 

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Aerial video of flooding along the Sun River

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The Sun River at Simms is cresting now and it will be at above moderate flood stage through Thursday

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MT congressional delegation differs on border-crackdown controversy

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The two Republicans in Montana’s congressional delegation – Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Greg Gianforte – told MTN News this week they were mostly standing behind President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigrants crossing the Mexican border. Democratic Sen. Jon Tester denounced the policy of separating migrant kids from their parents. 

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More Rain Coming To Butte And SW Montana

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A break in the pattern today with mostly dry conditions this morning and warmer afternoon temperatures. With the warming trend through tomorrow look for a few thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon but a much better chance for afternoon thunderstorms Thursday afternoon The Storm Prediction Center has a very low risk for strong to severe thunderstorms Thursday afternoon. A few storms could produce damaging winds and/or damaging hail. 5 day rain event across Montana has all area riv... More>>

Canada becomes second nation in the world to legalize marijuana

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Canada is only the second country in the world to implement legislation to permit a nationwide marijuana market. 

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Trump signs executive order on family separation

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Trump is using his executive power to allow families to be held together at the U.S. border during the prosecution process of illegal border crossings

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Suspect in fatal Missoula hit-and-run charged with negligent homicide

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Court documents state Daniel Grady was the driver of the pickup truck that struck and killed a woman early Sunday in Missoula.

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13 people stranded in Scapegoat Wilderness safely evacuated

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A group of 13 people became stranded near the headwaters of Dearborn River west of Augusta on Monday night.

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Woman killed in crash into the Boulder River near Big Timber

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Park County authorities are investigating a fatal crash where a vehicle was found in the Boulder River south of Big Timber. 

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Aerial view of Augusta flooding

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Rocky Mountain Rotors, a helicopter tour agency based in Gallatin County, flew over Augusta around 12 p.m. on Tuesday and captured how floodwaters are affecting the region. 

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - latest local news and headlines from across the world.

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A potential trade war? Lawmakers meet today

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Amid a potential trade war, lawmakers meeting today seeking details about the president's approach to trade. The Senate Finance Committee meets this morning. Reporter Andrew Spencer gives us a preview.  More>>

Flooding hits parts of Montana after 5 days of rain

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SUN RIVER - The community of Sun River is being hit hard by flooding. Sun River Road was closed Tuesday night due to water rushing over the road.  More>>

Williams leads incumbent Gianforte in first poll for Montana's U.S. House race

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The first poll in Montana's U.S. House race showed incumbent Republican Greg Gianforte trailing Democratic challenger Kathleen Williams by 6 points.

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Video Extra: Baby Mountain Lions

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It’s the first kitten den documented in the area around the Santa Monica Mountains.

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Montana Department of Justice launches new website for sexual assault survivors

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HELENA - The Montana Department of Justice announced Tuesday it's developed a new website and hotline for survivors of sexual assault.

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Starbucks says it will close 150 stores next year

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Starbucks will close 150 poorly performing company-operated stores next year, about three times as many as it typically closes. 

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Bear attacks circus handler as audience watches in horror

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Shocking video from a Russian circus shows a bear turn on its handler and viciously attack him during a show. 

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Man charged after stealing, crashing car in Missoula

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A 19-year-old is behind bars in Missoula after stealing a car and then crashing into a parked car over the weekend. 

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Man who died in Rock Creek floating accident identified

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The Granite County Sheriff has released the name of the man who drowned in a floating accident near Rock Creek this weekend.

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Big Horn County man charged with deliberate homicide of 5-year-old foster child

Bridger Boyd. Yellowstone County Detention Facility. Bridger Boyd. Yellowstone County Detention Facility.
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HARDIN - A 34-year-old Big Horn County man was arrested and charged Tuesday in Billings with deliberate homicide in connection with the recent death of a 5-year-old girl. 

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MT House Minority Leader Eck won’t run for re-election

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The top Democrat in the Montana House, Rep. Jenny Eck of Helena, said Tuesday she won’t run for re-election this year, because of the obligations of a new job. 

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Bozeman teen in gun theft case gets probation sentence

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Collin Frandsen, 18, was sentenced for his involvement in a string of 2016 thefts where rifles, handguns and ammunition were stolen for resale.

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BOLO Alert - Wanted In Montana: Darol Roberts

The United States Marshals Service District of Montana has issued a BOLO Alert (Be On the Look-Out) for Darol Roberts. The United States Marshals Service District of Montana has issued a BOLO Alert (Be On the Look-Out) for Darol Roberts.
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The U.S. Marshals Service District of Montana has issued a BOLO Alert (Be On the Look-Out) for Darol Roberts.

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Flood waters return to parts of Missoula

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Flood waters are expected to flood streets in the Orchard Homes area, specifically the north end of Tower Street including Kehrwald Drive.

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600+ members of Sessions' church charge him with violating church rules

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More than 600 members of the United Methodist Church have issued a formal church complaint against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a fellow church member, charging that his "zero tolerance" policy on immigration violates church rules and may constitute child abuse.

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Flooding hits Augusta (video)

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Heavy rain in recent days is causing flooding in and around Augusta.

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Woman accused of running clandestine meth lab after chemicals found in vehicle

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A woman arrested on Sunday for obstructing justice now faces a further charge after police found chemicals and equipment for manufacturing methamphetamine in her impounded vehicle.

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CBS News poll: Two-thirds of Americans say separating children, parents at border unacceptable

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Sixty-seven percent of Americans call it unacceptable to separate children from parents who've been caught trying to enter the U.S. illegally.

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Montana Made: Girlwood

Melissa Burns at work in her studio (MTN News/Brandon Sullivan Photo) Melissa Burns at work in her studio (MTN News/Brandon Sullivan Photo)
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Melissa Burns was given her first wood burning pen by her father but it wasn't until after he passed that she discovered just how meaningful that gift was. Burns started Girlwood six years ago as a way to deal with the pain.

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Dow falls 350 points as trade war fears escalate

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New York (CNNMoney) - Stocks are off to another rocky start on Wall Street. 

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Yellowstone looks to visitors to solve overcrowding issues

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Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk says that the only way to solve overcrowding problems in the world’s oldest national park is to learn more about the people using it. 

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New dad's mission: More paid family leave for fathers

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Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is a new dad on a mission. He is encouraging other fathers to push for and take advantage of paid family leave.  More>>

Top stories from today's Montana This Morning

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - latest local news and headlines from across the world.

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13 people stranded overnight in Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness

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Thirteen people stranded in the Bob Marshall Wilderness will remain in their current spot near Gibson Dam Monday night, authorities said.

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Woman killed in Missoula hit-and-run identified

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The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office has identified the woman who was killed in a Sunday morning hit-and-run crash. 

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Helena woman crowned Miss Montana 2018

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Laura Haller of Helena was crowned Miss Montana 2018 in Glendive on Saturday night by Miss Montana 2017 Maddie Murray.

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Crimestoppers mascot "Tipper" encourages people to be tipsters

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With every handshake, Tipper reminds kids to be a tipster.
 

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Western Montana photographer set to release new Sperry Chalet book

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A photographer who gained attention for taking one of the most iconic photos of the Sperry Chalet just weeks before it burned in a forest fire last August, is releasing a book.

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Colonel Allen reflects on tenure as Malmstrom commander

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Colonel Ron Allen says Tuesday will be bittersweet

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Chamber of Commerce declines to endorse a candidate in MT’s U.S. Senate race

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Montana’s top business lobby Monday declined to endorse a candidate in the state’s top election race, the U.S. Senate. 

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Dunrovin Ranch osprey named in honor of refugee student

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"I think that these birds are bringing us together in ways that we could not have foreseen."

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