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Woman arrested in Anaconda arson; person of interest in two other fires

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A North Dakota woman is in custody in connection with a Saturday arson fire to a residence on East Front Street in Anaconda. Anaconda Police Chief Tim Barkell said 47-year-old Kellie Olson also is a “person of interest” in two other structure fires that occurred this weekend in Anaconda. 

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Crop duster shot near Belgrade Video included

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A crop duster was shot at Tuesday morning while flying 500 feet above the ground. Two bullets reportedly punctured the plane, one striking just eighteen inches from the cockpit. 

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Montana firefighter killed by falling tree Video included

The Lolo Peak fire was first spotted on July 17. (Lolo National Forest photo) The Lolo Peak fire was first spotted on July 17. (Lolo National Forest photo)
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A Montana firefighter was killed by a falling tree in the Lolo National Forest. 

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Governor Bullock declares drought disaster in 28 counties, 5 Indian Reservations

Governor Steve Bullock (MTN News photo) Governor Steve Bullock (MTN News photo)
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Governor Steve Bullock issued an Executive Order on Wednesday declaring the following 28 counties and five Indian Reservations are in a drought disaster. 

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Work on Butte’s new pool right on schedule Video included

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Right now, it’s just a pit of dust and dirt. But JP Gallagher of  Butte’s Parks and Recreation Department says the construction of the outdoor pool at Stodden Park is on schedule.

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Flying in a USAF Thunderbird over Great Falls (VIDEO) Video included

Flying in a USAF Thunderbird over Great Falls Flying in a USAF Thunderbird over Great Falls
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Margaret experienced the equivalent of 9.3 "G's"

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Crying Fire in Petroleum County scorches 5,000 acres

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Crews responded to several wildland fire starts in central and eastern Montana throughout the day on Wednesday.

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Death of 19-year-old firefighter shakes community Video included

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Many are mourning the loss of a 19-year-old Missoula man who was killed while fighting a wildlands fire near Seeley Lake Wednesday afternoon.

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Cecil the Lion’s son Xanda reportedly killed by trophy hunter

Cecil is seen, in this photo, several weeks before he was killed by a group of hunters, who now face poaching charges, in Zimbabwe. Cecil was found beheaded and skinned. CREDIT: Brent Stapelkamp Cecil is seen, in this photo, several weeks before he was killed by a group of hunters, who now face poaching charges, in Zimbabwe. Cecil was found beheaded and skinned. CREDIT: Brent Stapelkamp
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Cecil the Lion's cub, Xanda, has been killed by a trophy hunter in Zimbabwe.

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Charges against 1 of 4 suspects in Poplar man's murder dismissed

Patrick Mitchell (BOP) Patrick Mitchell (BOP)
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Charges against one of the four people accused in the beating death of a Poplar man in early July have been dismissed, according to newly obtained tribal court documents. 

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Gallatin County attorney shoots down Gianforte mugshot, fingerprint motion Video included

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Congressman Greg Gianforte's fight against having his mugshot and fingerprints recorded was shut down by Gallatin County Attorney Marty Lambert. After two extensions Lambert responded Thursday,  asking the court not to excuse Gianforte from the normal booking procedures. 

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Producers look toward industrial hemp future in Montana Video included

Senate Bill 261 passed in Montana in 2001, allowing the production of hemp as an agricultural crop. But, farming officials say it's taken the past 16 years to get the crop into the ground. Senate Bill 261 passed in Montana in 2001, allowing the production of hemp as an agricultural crop. But, farming officials say it's taken the past 16 years to get the crop into the ground.
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 Montana is now one of three states to allow industrial hemp farming and producers are hoping to benefit from the specialty crop.

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History of dog: Tracking when dogs and wolves diverged

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Your pet dog -- and every other dog in the world -- most likely descended from a single population of wolves that lived 20,000 to 40,000 years ago, according to a new study in the journal Nature Communications. 

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Former corrections director Batista temporary Parole Board appointee

Former state Corrections Director Mike Batista Former state Corrections Director Mike Batista
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Former state Corrections Director Mike Batista has been appointed to Montana’s newly configured Board of Pardons and Parole – but said Thursday he plans to serve for only a month or so. 

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Grizzly bear seen west of White Sulphur Springs

Grizzly bear seen west of White Sulphur Springs. Grizzly bear seen west of White Sulphur Springs.
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The grizzly appeared to be alone, and FWP is not aware of any conflicts involving the bear.

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Wildfires southeast of Missoula grow to 1,000+ acres

Two fires southeast of Missoula have now burned over 1,000 acres. (courtesy photo) Two fires southeast of Missoula have now burned over 1,000 acres. (courtesy photo)
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A Type II fire Incident Management team is continuing to coordinate the battle against the lightning sparked blazes.

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Small plane makes emergency landing near Bozeman airport (VIDEO)

(Courtesy photos Mark Taylor, Rocky Mountain Rotors) (Courtesy photos Mark Taylor, Rocky Mountain Rotors)
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A small plane made a rough landing in a field about 1.5 miles northwest of a runway at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport at 10 a.m. Thursday.

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Planned Parenthood supporters deliver signatures to Daines’ office in Billings

Crowd gathers in support of Planned Parenthood outside Sen. Daines' office (MTN News/Brandon Sullivan Photo) Crowd gathers in support of Planned Parenthood outside Sen. Daines' office (MTN News/Brandon Sullivan Photo)
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Supporters of Planned Parenthood gathered outside of Senator Steve Daines’ Billings office on Thursday. 

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Fire Weather Update For Butte & SW Montana Video included

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The three weather elements of heat, low humidity and increasing surface winds is the reason behind the RED FLAG WARNING for much of SW Montana through 9 pm tonight. Temperatures behind the front in the Spokane, WA area are down into the 70s this afternoon but ahead of the front in central and eastern Montana temperatures are up into the 90s and low 100s. Humidity values across SW Montana have fallen down between 5% to 15%. That is extremely low. Surface winds have just started to i... More>>

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Missoula firefighter killed by falling tree identified Video included

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Authorities report that Trenton M. Johnson, 19, of Missoula died after a tree snag fell on him.

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Warming Summer Nights

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While increasing extreme daytime heat is one of the clearest signs of a warming climate, low temperatures have also been increasing. In many cases, nighttime low temperatures are increasing more rapidly than daytime high temperatures. Take the first half of 2017, the second hottest start to the year on record for the U.S. From January-June, the contiguous U.S. average low temperature has ranked as the second warmest on record, while the average high temperature has been the fifth hot... More>>

O.J. Simpson granted parole

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The Nevada parole board has granted O.J. Simpson parole. 

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North Dakota bicyclist arrested for DUI on Interstate 94

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A drunk bicyclist caused an accident on Interstate 94 near Fargo on Wednesday. 

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Helena man sentenced for raping girl at health club

Andrew James Hohn of Helena in June 2016 court appearance Andrew James Hohn of Helena in June 2016 court appearance
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Prosecutors said the child was swimming in the pool with a relative when she went to use the restroom at the club. The man followed the girl and attacked her behind the locked door.

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John Wayne Gacy victim identified as teenage runaway Video included

James Byron Haakenson is seen in a photo the Cook County Sheriff's Office provided to CBS Chicago. James Byron Haakenson is seen in a photo the Cook County Sheriff's Office provided to CBS Chicago.
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An Illinois sheriff's office has identified another victim of the notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy: a 16-year-old runaway from Minnesota. 

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Former MSU football player pleads guilty to possession of dangerous drug Video included

Gardenhire was arrested with two other MSU students back in April after he was found selling the drug Xanax. (MTN News photo) Gardenhire was arrested with two other MSU students back in April after he was found selling the drug Xanax. (MTN News photo)
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Former MSU student and Bobcat football player Darren Gardenhire entered into a plea agreement in district court Wednesday morning, where he was later sentenced. Gardenhire was arrested with two other MSU students back in April after he was found selling the drug Xanax.

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Driver in fatal crash pleads not guilty to vehicular homicide Video included

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A man who was reportedly the driver in a crash this spring that left a young woman dead made his initial appearance in Gallatin County District Court on Wednesday. Lucas Johnson, 23,  pleaded not guilty to charges of vehicular homicide while under the influence

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Bullock names new chief of staff with national political experience

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Gov. Steve Bullock on Thursday named a new chief of staff, who has national political experience, MTN News has learned. 

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Boy trips, falls and discovers million-year-old Ice Age fossil

Jude Sparks, 10, said he literally fell on this 1.2-million-year-old stegomastodon skull on the outskirts of his neighborhood in Las Cruces, New Mexico. NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY Jude Sparks, 10, said he literally fell on this 1.2-million-year-old stegomastodon skull on the outskirts of his neighborhood in Las Cruces, New Mexico. NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
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Researchers have their hands on a rare fossil from the Pleistocene era thanks to a 10-year-old's clumsiness.

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President Trump to GOP senators: 'Inaction is not an option'

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President Donald Trump asked Republican senators not to leave town for their August recess without passing a health care reform plan that makes good on seven years of promises to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. 

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Jury finds Billings man guilty of decades old child rape Video included

Robert Calvin is charged with three felony sex offenses (MTN News) Robert Calvin is charged with three felony sex offenses (MTN News)
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Before releasing the jury to deliberate on Wednesday, Deputy Yellowstone County Attorney Mary Barry and Defense Attorney Lisa Bazant squared off over rape myths and victim credibility. 

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Serial rapist sentenced to 365 years in prison

Shawn Freeman Shawn Freeman
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An Oklahoma man convicted of kidnapping and raping several women in 2014 and 2015 has been sentenced to 365 years in prison. 

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Critical Fire Weather Concerns Thursday Video included

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Conditions are ripe for new fire starts Thursday as a dry cold front passes through Montana. Ahead of the front temperatures will likely jump up into the lower 90s and as the cold front approaches by late afternoon surface winds will begin to increase. Humidity values will likely drop off into the 10% to 20% range Thursday afternoon ahead of the front. So the combination of heat, wind and low humidity has prompted a RED FLAG WARNING for SW Montana and includes the Beaverhead Deer Lod... More>>

Cottonwood crash claims motorcyclist’s life Video included

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A motorcyclist is dead after a crash Wednesday afternoon. It happened at the corner of Cottonwood Road and Derek Way. A grain truck was heading northbound on Cottonwood, with the motorcyclist traveling at a high speed behind him. 

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Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor

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Senator John McCain, R-Arizona, has been diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor, according to a statement released by his family and the Mayo Clinic. 

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Sen. Daines dines with the president; talks about filibuster, 'getting things done'

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont. U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont.
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The discussion included health care, tax reform, the federal debt ceiling and the nation’s $20 trillion federal debt, he said.

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US Congress takes step toward giving baby Charlie Gard residency

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A US Congressional committee has voted in favor of giving the terminally ill British baby Charlie Gard and his parents permanent residency so the child can undergo an experimental treatment in the country.

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Police still looking for body of missing Billings man identified as murder victim

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Three weeks after he was reported missing, the body of a Billings man has yet to be found. 

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Northern Cheyenne veteran walks across U.S. to honor fallen heroes

Gray in North Carolina (Nash County Sheriff's Office) Gray in North Carolina (Nash County Sheriff's Office)
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A retired Marine and Northern Cheyenne man is thousands of miles away from home, all to recognize fallen heroes.

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TIP-MONT line helps catch poachers

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Callers are kept confidential and rewards of up to $1,000 are possible.

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Suspect sought in Hungry Horse sparkler bomb incident

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Witnesses took a photo of a man who officials believe lit a sparkler bomb in the pipe in Hungry Horse on the 4th of July that injured a young girl.

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Missing Swiss couple found frozen in Alps after 75 years Video included

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A Swiss couple who disappeared from their farm in the Alps during World War II have finally been found, 75 years later, mummified in a glacier. 

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Wildfire forces thousands from homes, threatens power at Yosemite

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Around 4,000 people have been forced from their homes as a massive wildfire quickly grows in California.  Hundreds of firefighters are pushing through rough terrain to fight the flames. The fire is only five percent contained. 

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Wednesday Morning Forecast - Hot & Dry Video included

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High pressure will usher more hot air to the region for your Wednesday with very few clouds expected over the next several days.  Highs will top out near 90 degrees for the afternoon with overnight lows near 50 degrees. 

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University of Montana student arrested, detained in China Video included

University of Montana senior Guthrie McLean (left). (Courtesy photo) University of Montana senior Guthrie McLean (left). (Courtesy photo)
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A University of Montana student remains behind bars in a Chinese prison after an altercation with a cab driver.

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Montana sheriff denies accusations in recall effort Video included

Pondera County Sheriff Carl Suta. (MTN News photo) Pondera County Sheriff Carl Suta. (MTN News photo)
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The sheriff said Tuesday the accusations in the recall petition are false. 

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Researchers conclude T. Rex couldn't run, walked instead

An image from digital modelling done by researchers at the University of Manchester, in northern England, shows a skeletal model of Tyrannosaurus rex walking. The modelling led the scientists to conclude that T. rex couldn't run. UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER An image from digital modelling done by researchers at the University of Manchester, in northern England, shows a skeletal model of Tyrannosaurus rex walking. The modelling led the scientists to conclude that T. rex couldn't run. UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
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Tyrannosaurus rex was a slowpoke. 

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Missoula man who smothered 5-month-old to death will serve prison time Video included

26-year-old Marc Palmer was sentenced for negligent homicide, tampering with physical evidence and aggravated assault. (Don Fisher/MTN News photo) 26-year-old Marc Palmer was sentenced for negligent homicide, tampering with physical evidence and aggravated assault. (Don Fisher/MTN News photo)
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26-year-old Marc Palmer was sentenced for negligent homicide, tampering with physical evidence and aggravated assault.

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Victim in Yellowstone County rape trial testifies about 10 years of sexual abuse

Calvin is on trial for rape (MTN News) Calvin is on trial for rape (MTN News)
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A woman took the stand Tuesday to share publically for the first time the details of sexual abuse she suffered in Melstone, Huntley and Billings when she was a child. 

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Trump on Senate's health care failure: "Let Obamacare fail"

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Trump says, "Let Obamacare fail" As news of the Senate health bill's latest failure spread across Washington, President Trump acknowledged his party's inability to pass a simultaneous repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act

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Newborn dies of viral meningitis after kiss

Baby Mariana Sifrit contracted viral meningitis caused by HSV-1 when she was 1 week old. Baby Mariana Sifrit contracted viral meningitis caused by HSV-1 when she was 1 week old.
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Mariana Sifrit, the infant girl who contracted viral meningitis caused by HSV-1 when she was less than a week old, died Tuesday morning, her mother posted on Facebook. 

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Fire near Lincoln causes road closures, Highway 200 traffic delays

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The fire started on Friday by lightning and is still zero percent contained. It has burned a total of 1,600 acres, according to fire officials.  

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MT GOP’ers want straight repeal of `Obamacare’; Tester and Bullock preach bipartisan fix Video included

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont. U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont.
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As U.S. Senate Republicans’ latest plan to repeal and replace “Obamacare” crashed and burned, two of the state’s top GOP officeholders said Tuesday they support a straight repeal of the health-care law – with a delayed effective date. 

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Walmart releases fruit punch-flavored pickles

These pickles are fruity (Walmart) These pickles are fruity (Walmart)
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In a world where you can have any flavor you like, it is now possible to have fruit punch-flavored pickles. 

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Gov. Bullock forms PAC to support possible run for federal office

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Gov. Steve Bullock confirmed Tuesday that he's formed a political action committee to fund a possible run for federal office – but won't say which office. 

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Big Sky Chronicles: Montana genealogy Video included

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If you know where to look and know who to ask there is a whole world of information to discover. 

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Montana woman charged after she reportedly tried to swallow a bag of meth

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Nelson refused to spit out the bag, but eventually, her "fake teeth fell from her mouth, along with the bag,"

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“Hoot Owl” restrictions starting on local rivers

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According to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials, high water temperatures and low stream flows have prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to implement “hoot owl” restrictions on several rivers in Southwest Montana starting Wednesday. 

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Hoot Owl Fishing Restrictions Begin Wednesday In SW Montana

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High water temperatures and low stream flows have prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to implement “hoot owl” restrictions on several rivers in Southwest Montana

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Suspicious wildfires reported on Flathead Indian Reservation

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Several suspicious fires have broken out over the past couple of weeks on tribal land.

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Donations sought for family of Lolo girl killed in crash

Carli Miller, 8, died in the accident. (gofundme photo) Carli Miller, 8, died in the accident. (gofundme photo)
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A gofundme account has raised $9,500 of a $10,000 goal as of Tuesday morning.

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Manhattan man charged after causing crash

Jarred Cole Draper, 31, was seen in Gallatin County Justice Court Tuesday morning and faces a $1,500 bail. (MTN News photo) Jarred Cole Draper, 31, was seen in Gallatin County Justice Court Tuesday morning and faces a $1,500 bail. (MTN News photo)
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A Manhattan man who reportedly grabbed the steering wheel of his brother’s vehicle, causing it to roll multiple times has been charged with criminal endangerment. 

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Great Falls fire being investigated as possibly suspicious Video included

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A mobile home, a shop, and an out-building were engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at the scene.

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Helena police sergeant charged with aggravated DUI

Helena police Sgt. Corey Livesay has been charged with aggravated DUI. Helena police Sgt. Corey Livesay has been charged with aggravated DUI.
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A sergeant with the Helena Police Department pleaded not guilty to two driving under the influence charges after allegedly having a blood-alcohol content level more than twice the legal limit. 

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Montana Made: Goertzen Adventure Equipment Video included

Goertzen Adventure Equipment owner Joe Goertzen inside his Missoula shop. (MTN News photo) Goertzen Adventure Equipment owner Joe Goertzen inside his Missoula shop. (MTN News photo)
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What started as a hobby has grown into a lucrative career for one Missoula entrepreneur.

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Lolo Peak fire continues burning Video included

(Mark Thorsell/MTN News photo) (Mark Thorsell/MTN News photo)

The fire started sending a heavy plume into the air late Monday afternoon after winds picked up at the upper elevations.

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Butte Pre-Release Center walk away has been found

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Butte law enforcement is looking for a man who walked away from the Pre-Release Center. Alexander Merica, 31, is 6’ tall and weighs 190 lbs. He has blonde hair and green eyes.

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Wanted in Montana: BOLO Alert issued for Franklin Stanley

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The United States Marshals Service District of Montana has issued a BOLO Alert (Be-on-the-Lokkout) for Franklin Stanley. 

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Father of infant killed in rollover crash granted court date extension Video included

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The father of an infant killed in a car crash on July 7, now has until August 18 to appear in Gallatin County Justice Court. Florin Dumitru, 18, is charged with careless driving, driving while suspended and no insurance. 

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Tens of thousands of mink worth some $750K set free in Minnesota

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Authorities say up to 40,000 mink are on the loose in central Minnesota after being released late Sunday or early Monday from a fur farm.

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Billings man who ran over teenage pedestrian charged with driving drunk

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The driver that hit a 14-year-old boy as he was crossing the street in Billings on Saturday was allegedly drunk, according to court documents filed Monday. 

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Park Creek Fire burns more than 1,000 acres in last 24 hours

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The Park Creek Fire near Lincoln has now grown to an estimated 1,455 acres according to Kathy Bushnell of the U.S Forest Service.

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After mistrial in March, decades old child rape case tried again in Yellowstone County

Robert Calvin is charged with three felony sex offenses (MTN News) Robert Calvin is charged with three felony sex offenses (MTN News)
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The decades old child rape case that resulted in a mistrial in March, commenced for the second time on Monday in Yellowstone County District Court. 

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Latest health care bill collapses following defections from 2 Republican senators

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was handed devastating news Monday evening just hours after the Senate was gaveled back into session: Two more defections on his health care bill. 

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Petition to recall Pondera County Sheriff Carl Suta approved

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Petitioners cite incompetence as their reason for recall.

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Vehicle of suspect in triple homicide case found at Wyoming campground

The vehicle involved in a triple homicide last month has been discovered in a remote Wyoming campground, police said Monday. The Canyon County Sheriff's Office says the white 2007 Ford Focus was found northwest of Moran, Wyo. The vehicle involved in a triple homicide last month has been discovered in a remote Wyoming campground, police said Monday. The Canyon County Sheriff's Office says the white 2007 Ford Focus was found northwest of Moran, Wyo.
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The vehicle involved in a triple homicide last month has been discovered, CBS-affiliate KBOI reports, in a remote Wyoming campground. 

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Woman with 95-inch hips determined to break world record despite health warnings

Bobbi-Jo Westley, 42 (INSIDE EDITION) Bobbi-Jo Westley, 42 (INSIDE EDITION)
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For this Pennsylvania woman, big is not big enough. Bobbi-Jo Westley, 42, has hips that measure a whopping 95 inches and says she won’t stop growing them until she shatters the world record. 

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Smoke from wildfires causing haze in some parts of Montana

Smoky skies over Great Falls on Monday morning. Smoky skies over Great Falls on Monday morning.
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Smoke from wildfires near Lincoln and Wolf Creek are creating hazy conditions in some places.

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Bozeman company honored at White House Video included

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A Bozeman company known for its award winning fishing waders and other outdoor and technical apparel is representing Montana at the White House this week. Simms Fishing Products is being honored as part of President Donald J. Trump’s Made In America week. 

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Suspicious fires investigated in Anaconda Video included

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Anaconda police and the State Fire Marshal’s Office are assisting the Anaconda Fire Department in investigating two structure Fires that occurred just days and a few blocks away from each other. 

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Billings man on trial for alleged rape of child Video included

Robert Calvin of Billings, accused of raping a child decades ago, will once again take his case to trial. Robert Calvin of Billings, accused of raping a child decades ago, will once again take his case to trial.
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Robert Calvin of Billings, accused of raping a child decades ago, will once again take his case to trial.

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Trump invites GOP senators to White House, including Daines, while health care bill is in limbo

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Sen. Steve Daines of Montana is among the confirmed attendees, CBS News' Alan He reports. 

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State budget draining $30M from fire fund – but firefighting money still available

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A state budget-reduction bill is likely to drain $30 million from Montana’s firefighting fund this year, but enough money remains to cover 2017 firefighting costs, the state’s top lands official said Monday. 

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Delta vs. Ann Coulter: Why it's a big deal

Coulter went off on the airline in a tweetstorm starting Saturday when she was moved from a seat she had pre-booked. Coulter went off on the airline in a tweetstorm starting Saturday when she was moved from a seat she had pre-booked.
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Delta Air Lines willingly picked a social media street fight on Sunday with professional provocateur Ann Coulter, who has 1.6 million Twitter followers. 

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92nd fatal crash of year: Montana man killed, woman injured in weekend rollover crash

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A Fairview man is dead after his pickup rolled early Sunday morning on Highway 162 north of Fairview. 

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Billings lawyer faces sanctions for obstructing political probe

A District Court judge has agreed to impose sanctions on Billings lawyer Emily Jones, for her interference in a political practices investigation. A District Court judge has agreed to impose sanctions on Billings lawyer Emily Jones, for her interference in a political practices investigation.
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A District Court judge has agreed to impose sanctions on a Billings lawyer accused of attempting to obstruct an investigation into a so-called dark money group by the state Commissioner of Political Practices.

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Doctors find 27 contact lenses in woman's eye

This clump of 17 contacts was found in one patient's eye. Another 10 were pulled out later. This clump of 17 contacts was found in one patient's eye. Another 10 were pulled out later.
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A 67-year-old woman scheduled for routine cataract surgery in November thought it was just dry eye and old age causing her discomfort.

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Former Montana U.S. Senator Conrad Burns laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery Video included

Burns was laid to rest on Monday (Burns Family) Burns was laid to rest on Monday (Burns Family)
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The late U.S. Senator for Montana known for his powerful broadcast voice that sometimes sparked controversy was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday. 

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4.0 earthquake rattles Lincoln area

The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 4.0 temblor hit 13 miles southeast of Lincoln shortly before 3 a.m. on Monday.

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Sidney man admits to fatal shooting at construction site Video included

Ray Hansen pleaded guilty to deliberate homicide (RCDF) Ray Hansen pleaded guilty to deliberate homicide (RCDF)
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The Sidney man accused of gunning down a construction worker while he was on a job site in Sidney last August has admitted to the murder.

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Anaconda Police, state fire marshal investigating pair of fires

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A pair of fires in Anaconda is now under investigation due to the timing. According to authorities, the Anaconda Police and the state fire marshal are assisting in the investigation of a fire that destroyed a historic home and a commercial building, both located on Anaconda's Main Street. 

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Fire reported in Anaconda

The fire was reported in Anaconda at 105 Main Street at KANA Radio. (MTN News photo) The fire was reported in Anaconda at 105 Main Street at KANA Radio. (MTN News photo)
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There was a fire early this morning to a commercial building in Anaconda, according to the Anaconda Fire Department. 

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Minnesota man drowns in Flathead River

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The Minneapolis man died Friday evening in the north fork of the Flathead River.  

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Caitlyn Jenner latest celebrity to float run for office Video included

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Caitlyn Jenner is the latest celebrity to float a run for political office in the age of President Donald Trump. 

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Senate health care bill on brink of collapse, vote tally shows

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Two Republican senators have already said they'll oppose a second version of leadership's health care plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, and one more could kill the bill, although with Arizona senator John McCain's absence, the vote has been delayed. 

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Hot dogs recalled over pieces of bone

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Millions of pounds of Sabrett hot dogs and sausages -- as well as similar foods sold under other popular brand names -- have been recalled after customers reported small pieces of bone and cartilage in some of the foods.

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1 killed, 2 hurt in East Missoula accident Video included

The accident happened Sunday afternoon on the exit 107 on-ramp to I-90 in East Missoula.

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1 killed, several hurt in crash near Lolo Video included

One person died and five others were taken to Missoula hospitals after a Sunday crash west of Lolo. 

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Crews tackle fire north of U.S.-Canada border

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The fire most likely started after Saturday's lightning storm and flared up again Sunday.

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Montana brewers bring best beer to Billings

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The promoter of Montana Brews and BBQ's says brewers in the state make as good a beer as anyone in the country. The 7th annual event at MetraPark's Chiesa Plaza features 34 microbreweries with 80 different beers, five barbecue trucks and 10 other food trucks. 

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At least 7 die in Arizona flash flooding

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Seven people are dead and three others missing after flash flooding swept away a family at a swimming hole in central Arizona.

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Meet Jigabug: Montana's first therapy miniature horse Video included

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You may have heard of therapy dogs, but what about a therapy horse? Well, Bozeman has its very own therapy miniature horse that hopes to bring people happiness every where she goes.

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The Big Sky Country State Fair to kick off on Bozeman on Wednesday Video included

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The Big Sky Country State Fair is just around the corner, and there are lots of new treats for visitors to check out this year.

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New wildfire breaks out near Bonner

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A new wildfire broke out Sunday afternoon south of Interstate 90 in the Bonner area. 

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101st Airborne Division veterans visit Great Falls Video included

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The 101st Airborne Division have been hosting reunions for the group and there families since 1993.

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48 years later: Butte Vietnam pilot to finally come home Video included

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The Holton family in Butte knew Robert Holton likely died in Vietnam. But after 48 years, he’s finally coming home. “I wish my dad would have been here,” said Robert’s younger brother Bill Holton.

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