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Georgetown Lake businesses, anglers hoping for a good Memorial Day weekend

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GEORGETOWN LAKE -  Georgetown lake businesses are gearing up for Memorial Day and expect good fishing despite a recent report of a large fish die off. 

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Yellowstone bison could soon be headed to tribal lands

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - Bison from Yellowstone National Park may soon be headed to eastern Montana. 

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Student volunteers pitch in to help keep Butte creeks clean

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Volunteers filled 20 garbage bags with collected trash in just one hour and found many discarded items.

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Gov. Bullock extends statewide flooding disaster declaration

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“We will continue to pursue available state and federal resources to support ongoing efforts and recovery needs." - Gov. Steve Bullock

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Blame it on the weather: Stodden Park pool opening pushed back

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BUTTE - Memorial Day weekend was probably too ambitious of a deadline for opening Butte’s new outdoor swimming pool. 

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Montana woman qualifies for American Ninja Warrior

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Gretchen Simms from Livingston is the first Montanan ever to qualify for American Ninja Warrior.  MTN’s Missy O’Malley went out on Special Assignment to find out what it takes to become an American Ninja Warrior.

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Alan Bean, the 4th person to walk on the moon, dies at 86

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Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the moon and the last surviving member of the Apollo 12 mission, died Saturday in Houston.

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A few strong storms possible this evening

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Some severe weather is expected across parts of the area this evening 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 rest of your Memorial Day Weekend will look like. City by City Forecast: BOZEMAN: LOW: 47°; HIGH SUNDAY: 67°. A few strong storms possible this evening. Sunday morning looks clear but more widespread precipi... More>>

Montana Rail Link and Washington Foundation commit $60K to Governor’s Cup

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A major sponsorship announced Friday will help support the Governor’s Cup in Helena

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Aerial photos: Gibson Reservoir and Rocky Mountain Front

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Pilot Matt Lindberg of Fairfield and aircraft owner Steve Lowry of Sun River shared these photos

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Morel mushroom picking takes off in Montana

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Several thousand people are expected to come harvest morels, including both commercial and personal-use mushroom pickers.

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Boating safety stressed as holiday weekend arrives

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With the water levels so high, it’s making boating conditions even more challenging

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Man pulled from river in Great Falls has died

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Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards says that the man who was pulled from the Missouri River has died.

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North and South Korean leaders hold surprise meeting

The North and South Korean leaders greet each other before Saturday's meeting. (CNN photo) The North and South Korean leaders greet each other before Saturday's meeting. (CNN photo)
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The leaders of North and South Korea held a surprise meeting Saturday, their second in a month, two days after President Donald Trump abruptly canceled a summit meeting.

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Teacher credited with disarming student in middle school shooting

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A teacher is being credited with disarming a student suspected of opening fire at an Indiana middle school. 

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Powell man sentenced to prison for wife's murder

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A Powell man will spend up to two decades in prison for the murder of his wife, who he claimed to have killed last year to end her mental illness. 

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St. Ignatius school bus contractor arrested on drug charges

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He’s been charged with methamphetamine possession and authorities say he was selling drugs.

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Havre protests closure of Amtrak's staffed ticket counter

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Amtrak recently announced that it plans to eliminate ticket agent jobs at Amtrak’s Havre and Shelby stations on June 1st.

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Yellowstone County handing out sandbags tonight to prepare for major flooding

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BILLINGS - Yellowstone County emergency management officials will start handing out sandbags and sand at 8 p.m. Friday night countywide to prepare for major flooding over the next several days.

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Missing Shelby man found

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The Montana Department of Justice has issued a Missing/Endangered Person Advisory for Malcolm McAlpine, an 87 year old man in Shelby. 

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Construction underway at Capitol complex

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Montana's State Capitol Complex is undergoing upgrades for ADA compliance. 

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GOP Senate primary: obscure group dings Rosendale; Club for Growth ups the ante against Fagg

Anti-Rosendale ad from obscure PAC Anti-Rosendale ad from obscure PAC
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Independent, outside money continues to flow into Montana’s U.S. Senate Republican primary contest

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Hantavirus survivor shares her story

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Hantavirus is a potentially fatal disease carried in the urine and droppings of some rodents. 

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Inside Seattle's Space Needle after its $100M makeover

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Having just turned 56, Seattle's beloved Space Needle had been quietly enduring a mid-life crisis. 

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Memorial Day Weekend looks wet and stormy

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A stormy Memorial Day Weekend is possible, with a few storms potentially bringing some gusty winds and hail to parts of the area tomorrow. 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  your Memorial Day Weekend will look like. City by City Forecast: BOZEMAN: LOW: 48°; HIGH SATURDAY: 78°. A few showers and thu... More>>

Meet the Air Force's "life-saving" special operations surgical team

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Special operations surgical teams are doctors and nurses deployed as close to the fighting as possible.

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The best months for new grads to apply for jobs

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When is really the best time to begin submitting those job applications?

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Beartooth Highway opens for the season on Montana side

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The Beartooth Highway is open for the season, on the Montana side at least.

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Mussels off the coast of Seattle test positive for opioids

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Since mussels are "filter feeders," they absorb contaminants from their environment into their tissues in a concentrated way.

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Hit-and-run leaves several injured in Portland, Oregon

A hit-and-run has left multiple people injured on Portland State University Campus.  KOIN-TV A hit-and-run has left multiple people injured on Portland State University Campus. KOIN-TV
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- A hit-and-run has left multiple people injured on the campus of Portland State University, CBS affiliate KOIN-TV reports. The crash was reported around 10 a.m. Friday. Portland Fire and Rescue said, "multiple patients" were being transported to local hospitals. 

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Is there something unusual in this "Into The Little Belts" aerial video?

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"...UFO? maybe just a plastic bag? Either way, it is a pretty strange thing we captured."

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Grant Kier: MT needs politicians to mend fences, not build walls

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Grant Kier, Democrat candidate for US Congress joins Dr. David Parker to discuss his campaign.

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U.S. House candidate Heenan repped enviro groups that sued Colstrip power-plant owners

U.S. House candidate John Heenan U.S. House candidate John Heenan
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Heenan represented environmental groups when they sued the owners and operators of the Colstrip power plants, which led to a 2016 settlement calling for two of the plants to be shut down.

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Flooding concerns picking up in SW Montana

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Today's Forecast: Temperatures will climb quickly to the 70s for your Friday afternoon.  With warmer temperatures and recent rain showers, our area rivers are rising quickly.  Flood warnings are out for the vast majority of the tributaries in the region.

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Canid animal shot near Denton sparks interest

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The animal was a young, non-lactating female and a canid, a member of the dog family.

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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, May 25, 2018 - latest local news and headlines from across the world.

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Missing/Endangered Person Advisory issued for Malcolm McAlpine

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Malcolm has dementia and walked away from his care facility in Shelby on May 24th at 4:45 p.m..

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Bomb blast injures 15 at restaurant, hunt on for 2 suspects

Emergency services vehicles are seen outside the Bombay Bhel restaurant in Mississaugua, Canada, a suburb of Toronto, after an explosion on May 24, 2018. (CTV) Emergency services vehicles are seen outside the Bombay Bhel restaurant in Mississaugua, Canada, a suburb of Toronto, after an explosion on May 24, 2018. (CTV)
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Authorities said at least 15 victims were taken to area hospitals with injuries, including three who were critically wounded.

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Ex-Montana teacher charged with sexual assault of student

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Richard E. Adsit, Jr. worked at Reed Point High School, Geyser High School, Savage High School, and Sidney High School.

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Montana's craft brewing history profiled by Historical Society

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A project chronicling the surge of craft brewing in Montana is going online through the Montana Historical Society. 

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Formerly homeless teen gets full ride to Harvard

Philadelphia teen Richard Jenkins, who used to sleep in a homeless shelter, has now received a full ride to Harvard University / TWITTER/MIGHTY WRITERS Philadelphia teen Richard Jenkins, who used to sleep in a homeless shelter, has now received a full ride to Harvard University / TWITTER/MIGHTY WRITERS
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A Philadelphia teen who knew education could change his life has received a full ride to Harvard University

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Man charged with shooting at Bones Arcade in Billings

Lewis is charged with assault with a weapon (YCDF) Lewis is charged with assault with a weapon (YCDF)
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A man is facing a felony charge for allegedly shooting a man in Bones Arcade in Billings. Tirrell Lewis, 37, was set to appear Thursday in Yellowstone County Justice Court on one count of assault with a weapon. 

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Former Missoula deputy under investigation for excessive use of force

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An ex-Missoula County Sheriff's deputy is under criminal investigation for excessive use of force.

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BNSF working to clean up spill in Havre

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BNSF says that about 2,000 gallons of wastewater was discharged, of which approximately 200 gallons of oil was released.

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Assault case involving UM athletes moves to County Attorneys Office

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An assault case involving two Griz athletes has been sent to the Missoula County Attorney's Office following an investigation by Missoula Police.

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Woman reported missing in eastern Montana

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Debra Ballinger reported missing from her residence on County Road 123 G northwest of Sidney.

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Storm chances increase this weekend

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Warm weather combined with additional chances for showers and thunderstorms will aggravate flooding risks across SW Montana. 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 your Friday will look like. City by City Forecast: BOZEMAN: LOW: 47°; HIGH FRIDAY: 77°. Any shower activity will die out for the night. However a slight c...

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Montana Ag Network: Milk River is the "lifeblood of the Hi-Line"

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“It’s the lifeline of our town, it’s the lifeblood,” explained Chinook Mayor Chris Hanson.

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Vehicle of missing hunters being removed from Selway River

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Progress is being made in removing a vehicle from the Selway River that crashed into the raging river Monday, leaving four of the six hunters missing.

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Bozeman man pleads guilty to drug trafficking

Ed Ellington (MTN News photo) Ed Ellington (MTN News photo)
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HELENA - A man called “the biggest drug supplier in the Bozeman and Belgrade area” will spend more than 15 years behind bars after pleading guilty to drug charges. 

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Trump posthumously pardons heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson

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Washington (CNN) - President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson on the advice of actor Sylvester Stallone. "Today I've issued an executive grant of clemency, a full pardon, posthumously, to John Arthur 'Jack' Johnson 

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Appeals court upholds Montana’s landmark campaign-disclosure law

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A federal appeals court has upheld Montana’s landmark law to force disclosure of campaign spending and fundraising by so-called “dark money” groups – and others attempting to influence elections here.

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Missoula's last remaining video rental store, Crazy Mike's, closing this weekend

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It’s the end of an era for Missoula’s last remaining video rental store.

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Zinke’s first year as U.S. Interior Secretary: Fossil-fuel emphasis, public access, helping ag

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No shortage of opinions on the first-year report card for Montana’s first member of a presidential cabinet

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ACLU critical of Border Patrol agent questioning of 2 people in Havre

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ACLU critical of Border Patrol agent questioning of 2 people in Havre

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Trump cancels North Korea meeting with Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump. CNN. Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump. CNN.
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President Trump has canceled the upcoming summit between the United States and the North Koreans in a new letter released on Thursday. 

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Milder temperatures for your Wednesday

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Today's Forecast: Temperatures for your Thursday will warm back into the 70s for your Thursday with a few isolated thunderstorms picking up in the mountains during the afternoon.  A few of these storms could move into the valleys late in the afternoon or early evening.

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This Week in Fish and Wildlife: What you need to know about mountain lion safety

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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Andrea Jones explains to Chet what you need to know about mountain lion safety in light of a recent fatal attack in Washington state.

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Al Olszewski: Senate needs to come back to regular order

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Republican primary candidate for Senate Al Olszewski details his campaign to become the Republican candidate for Senate. More>>

John Heenan details campaign for Congress

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Democratic primary candidate for Congress John Heenan joins Dr. David Parker to lay out his plans for a successful campaign.

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North Korea blows up tunnels at Punggye-ri nuclear test site

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Punggye-ri, North Korea (CNN) - North Korea appeared to destroy at least three nuclear tunnels, observation buildings, a metal foundry and living quarters at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site on Thursday, in a process observed by invited international journalists. 

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Wyoming opens up limited grizzly bear hunting for first time in 4 decades

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For the first time in 44 years, the state of Wyoming will allow grizzly bear hunting. 

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USS Montana submarine more than half complete, emblem to display Montana's heritage

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BILLINGS - Montana can be found in Virginia. The submarine named after the Treasure State is more than half built in Virginia and on schedule to be finished and ready in 2020.

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Sub finds "holy grail of shipwrecks" with treasure worth billions

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A 310-year-old Spanish shipwreck carrying treasure that might be worth up to $17 billion was discovered with the help of an underwater robot.

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Former Billings water treatment chemist accused of contaminating samples

Henderson is charged with a felony (YCDF) Henderson is charged with a felony (YCDF)
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A former chemist at the City of Billings Water Treatment Plant laboratory is accused of contaminating water test samples conducted by a coworker in 2015, costing the city its State Certification.

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Man facing another DUI charge after he's found asleep at the wheel in Laurel

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His blood alcohol content was .230, which is nearly three times the legal limit for operating a vehicle in Montana.

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Kalispell man sentenced to prison for illegally exporting guns

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A Kalispell man who trafficked weapons to various other countries will spend time in prison after being sentenced on Wednesday.

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Grizzly bear dies after being hit by pickup truck near Choteau

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FWP estimates the grizzly was a five-year-old male and weighed between 400 and 500 pounds.

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Legislators meet in Butte, work to clarify sexual harassment policy

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A bipartisan group of state legislators is in Butte this week to tour the Mining City and also address a policy issue in the Legislature: the development of a clear sexual harassment policy.

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Sheriff: No threat to Lockwood schools

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LOCKWOOD - Lockwood Middle School is on a "soft lockdown" with substantial law enforcement on campus following rumors of a possible threat, Superintendent Tobin Novasio said in a Wednesday email to parents and staff.

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Found at Giant Springs State Park: two goats

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Two "kids" were found at Giant Springs State Park in Great Falls on Wednesday.

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Havre woman denies attempted murder charge

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A woman denied allegations Tuesday in District Court in Havre that she choked and tried to stab a woman with a kitchen knife. 

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Eastern Montana trucking company guilty of transporting hazardous materials

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An Eastern Montana trucking company and the Baker man who owns the company have been convicted of intentionally mislabeled records related to transporting explosive materials. 

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Kayaker hospitalized after rattlesnake falls from a tree and bites him

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When a group of friends in Colleton County, South Carolina, set out for a kayaking trip on Saturday, they were likely anticipating exercise, camaraderie and a lot of fresh air -- all the best that nature has to offer. What they got, however, was arguably one of the worst hands that nature can deal. 

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Montana officer hurt, cruiser damaged in DUI crash

A police cruiser was damaged in an incident involving a drunk driver. A police cruiser was damaged in an incident involving a drunk driver.
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A Ronan police officer was taken to the hospital and his cruiser was damaged in a Monday evening incident involving a drunk driver. 

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Montana man sentenced for child rape

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A man who pleaded guilty to a single charge of sexual intercourse without consent last September and was sentenced on Tuesday. 

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Montana Lottery announces some big winners

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The Montana Lottery has awarded $111,000 in cash prizes since May 7. 

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U.S. House Dem candidates not shying away from gun-violence proposals

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The issues of gun rights and gun violence persist as risky political topics in Montana, but that’s not stopping Democratic U.S. House candidates from talking about it, often in stark terms. 

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Fees hiked at Georgetown lake recreation sites

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Expect to pay a bit more if you use the campground and day use sites in Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest and Georgetown Lake vicinity. 

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NFL's national anthem policy will punish teams if players don't stand on sidelines

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NFL owners passed a resolution on Wednesday that allows players to remain in the locker room during the national anthem but those who are on the sidelines will be required to stand. 

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On Special Assignment: Montana veterans struggle with lasting effects of Agent Orange

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Hundreds of thousands of people, both soldiers and civilians, have been affected by Agent Orange. 

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Great Falls man charged with sexually assaulting a teen

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A man has been charged with sexually assaulting a teen in Great Falls. 

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Tester: Bill to boost veterans' care passes key Senate committee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new streamlined community care program for American Veterans is poised to pass the U.S. Senate.

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Gag order lifted in mine waste cleanup order

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BUTTE - A district judge has lifted a gag order Tuesday on proposed cleanup of mine waste in Butte and public hearings have been set. 

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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>>

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

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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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5 Things You May Not Have Known About Aquatic Invasive Species

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If you want to protect Montana’s beautiful waters, one of the most important things you can do is understand aquatic invasive species — and know how to keep them out. Aquatic invasive species are animals, plants and pathogens that spread to areas where they don't naturally occur, causing environmental and economic harm. These species are often transported by boats or fishing gear, and because Montana is home to so many lakes and rivers popular with a...

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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

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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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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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