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Montana man dies after falling in Beartooth Mountains Video included

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Benjamin Fern Tesseneer, 19, from Bozeman, died from his injuries after falling some 2,000 feet in the Beartooth Mountains on Saturday.

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Fuse lit on firework sales in Butte and Bozeman Video included

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Fireworks stands in both Bozeman and Butte opened for business Saturday. They can be brought for the Fourth of July starting Saturday and sales will continue July 5th. Butte does not have any city ordinance on when fireworks can be used. 

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Anaconda to host 10-fight boxing event Video included

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Boxing is making its return to the Smelter City. The Washoe Theater will play host to a 10-fight boxing event on June 30, which will feature some of the best fighters in the Northwest. Boxing’s popularity had seen a drop, due to the rise of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

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Man who killed 2 in Deer Lodge given additional prison time

David Wayne Nelson sentenced for double murder. (MTN News photo) David Wayne Nelson sentenced for double murder. (MTN News photo)
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David Wayne Nelson was sentenced Wednesday in Ravalli County Court to five years in prison for a probation violation.

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Wildfire experts weigh in on this year’s season Video included

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Those who fight wildfires don’t like to make predictions. “Ask what our prediction of the fire season is in November,” said the Fire Management Officer for the Bureau of Land Management John Thompson. 

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Woman walks away from Granite County jail

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Authorities are looking for a woman who fled the Granite County jail 

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CBO Score: 22 million fewer Americans insured under Senate GOP bill

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The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million fewer Americans with health insurance by 2026 than under Obamacare, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Monday. 

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Man arrested after shots fired at Three Forks strip club Video included

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An alleged murder attempt at a strip club near Three Forks lands one man behind bars. Steven French appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court Monday morning on a warrant out of  Broadwater County. 

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Dog owner in fatal attack: “They never showed aggression...” Video included

Wayne Bartlett, the owner of the dogs, was not home at the time of the attack. (MTN News photo) Wayne Bartlett, the owner of the dogs, was not home at the time of the attack. (MTN News photo)
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A woman is brain dead after being attacked by two dogs on Saturday morning. A pit bull and pit bull mix mauled Melissa Barnes in the backyard of a property on Love Lane and tonight, the 65-year-old remains on life support in Billings until her organs can be donated.

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Billings teen facing 4th DUI after high-speed chase

Cody Marchant faces his 4th DUI (MDOC) Cody Marchant faces his 4th DUI (MDOC)
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A Billings teenager who was arrested after a high-speed chase near Bozeman in a stolen vehicle was charged with his 4th DUI early Sunday morning. Cody Randall Marchant, 19, appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court facing charges of criminal endangerment, DUI 4th, and theft of a motor vehicle. According to charging documents, a wrong-way driver was reported on Interstate 90 near mile marker 302, between Belgrade and Bozeman. A Gallatin County Sheriff deputy attempted to stop the veh...

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Sen. Bernie Sanders and wife under FBI investigation for bank fraud

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, and his wife, Jane Sanders have hired prominent defense attorneys amid an FBI investigation into a loan Jane Sanders obtained to expand Burlington College while she was its president, CBS News confirms.

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A 5-year mystery still unsolved in Butte Video included

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“I’ve never seen anything like this in my career of 28 years, it’s certainly one of the more bizarre cases,” said Butte Sheriff Ed Lester. Bizarre is right. On June 26th of 2012, two hikers found a plastic garbage bag and inside was a pair of severed legs, cut off at just about the knee. 

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Search underway for missing Whitehall woman Video included

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Authorities in Jefferson County are looking for a Whitehall woman who has not been heard from since last Thursday. The family of Kirsten Ryerson, 21, said the woman was last seen Thursday after in Whitehall driving her red four-wheeler and wearing a purple T-shirt and jeans.

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Man found guilty in killing of "Baby Doe"

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A man charged with killing his ex-girlfriend's two-year-old daughter whose body washed up on a Boston Harbor beach has been found guilty of second-degree murder. 

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Audit: State-Employee Health Clinics Can’t Document Savings

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Montana’s state employee health clinics, first opened in 2012, are popular with state workers – but the state can’t document any widespread savings from their use, a new audit says. 

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Trump calls Supreme Court decision to hear travel ban case a "clear victory"

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Mr. Trump's comments come as the Supreme Court announced its decision on the final day of the high court's opinions.

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California man who drowned in Hebgen Lake has been identified

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67 year old Jeffrey Barr of Burbank California has been identified as the body that was found in Hebgen Lake Friday morning.

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Outdoor Report: Bat Houses Video included

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One Montana couple has taken it upon themselves to save hundreds of their town’s residents.

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Sheriff: Woman in dog attack declared brain dead, dogs euthanized Video included

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At a press conference Monday morning, Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin confirmed that the woman who was attacked by dogs on Saturday has been declared brain dead. 

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Thunderstorms Possible For Butte Tonight Video included

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Temperatures are approaching 90° this afternoon across SW Montana but a cold front will bring a cooling trend for the rest of the week. This cold front will pass through SW Montana tonight. The Storm Prediction Center has a "Marginal" risk for an isolated severe thunderstorm to pass through SW Montana tonight into Tuesday morning. One or two strong to severe thunderstorms are possible with damaging wind gusts up to or over 60 mph and large hail over 1". Watch this... More>>

Woman reported missing in Glacier County

Police in Glacier County are asking for help finding 20-year old Ashley Loring/HeavyRunner. Police in Glacier County are asking for help finding 20-year old Ashley Loring/HeavyRunner.
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Police in Glacier County are asking for help finding 20-year old Ashley Loring/HeavyRunner. Ashley was last seen on Monday, June 5, in Browning. 

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Daines touts recreation and challenges of growth at Big Sky appearance Video included

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Big Sky is world famous for its outdoor recreation, and on Sunday night Senator Steve Daines spoke at the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce Awards and Dinner about how those popular outdoor activities continue to the economic success of the area. 

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Out West, blistering hot spell undercuts firefighters Video included

In Utah, fires continued with little rain relief in sight. Ten communities have been evacuated, officials said. (Credit: KSL) In Utah, fires continued with little rain relief in sight. Ten communities have been evacuated, officials said. (Credit: KSL)
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Sizzling heat is exacerbating the fire risks out West on Monday, where crews have been battling blazes in Utah, Nevada, Oregon and California. 

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UPDATE: Woman attacked by dogs in Bozeman Video included

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UPDATE: Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin says there are conflicting reports whether the woman has died at this time.  KBZK was told by officials that the woman had died, but those sources now say she may still be alive.

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Lakeside man killed in ATV accident

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Ronald Wayne Robinson, 69, of Lakeside, died Friday afternoon when he missed a corner on Adams Street in Lakeside.

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Supreme Court decides to hear Trump travel ban arguments

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The Supreme Court has decided to hear arguments on President Trump's travel ban affecting six countries, mostly Muslim, that are deemed by the federal government to present a higher risk of terrorism to the U.S.

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Roundup man accused of shooting at officer, crimes in 4 states

Richard Gathercole was arrested in Nebraska (Dawson County Nebraska Jail) Richard Gathercole was arrested in Nebraska (Dawson County Nebraska Jail)
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Authorities found several explosive devices in the home of a Roundup man recently arrested for allegedly shooting at a Kansas State Trooper and crimes in several other states, said the Musselshell County Sheriff’s Office on Monday. 

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Man accused of sexual assault taken into custody

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Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man accused of a sexual assault in Four Corners. Arturo Valerio Gonzalez reportedly fled from the Four Corners Town Pump where the assault was reported at approximately 3 a.m. Monday.   

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Monday Morning Forecast - Heat Building For Now Video included

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Temperatures are expected to warm up pretty quickly as we move into the afternoon with clear skies allowing plenty of sunshine for the afternoon.  There is an isolated chance of a few showers late in the afternoon for the mountains in the extreme southwest portion of the region.  

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Bozeman man hospitalized after rescuing son in Gallatin River after raft capsizes Video included

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A child that fell into the Gallatin River while rafting Sunday was rescued by his father, who had to be med flighted after the rescue. At approximately 6 p.m. a man reported to law enforcement that he saw a boy, around five years old, floating by himself down the river.

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Fort Missoula marks 140th anniversary Video included

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 Families and community members celebrated the anniversary outside of the Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History in Missoula.

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Woman killed in rollover near Lodge Grass

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A Missouri woman died after she was ejected from a vehicle near Lodge Grass on Sunday afternoon.

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It had us at "Hello": The iPhone turns 10

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Ten years ago this week, the iPhone arrived in stores -- and the world was never the same. Because of the iPhone, we now take it for granted that we're on the Internet all of the time. 

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Many Glacier Trail Overpass hit by delivery truck

Many Glacier Hotel (Glacier National Park photo) Many Glacier Hotel (Glacier National Park photo)
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Historic “bridle bridges” in the Many Glacier area has been removed after being hit be vehicles in recent weeks.

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Sen. Tester holds health care town hall Video included

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Montanans voiced their concerns and support for plans to overhaul the nation's health care system. 

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Georgia restaurant owner and teen daughter attacked over cold chicken

Jeanette Norris was left with two black eyes and a broken nose. Her daughter also suffered a black eye.(Courtesy of @wtocdalcannady Twitter) Jeanette Norris was left with two black eyes and a broken nose. Her daughter also suffered a black eye.(Courtesy of @wtocdalcannady Twitter)
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A Georgia restaurant owner and her teenage daughter said they were attacked by customers who were served cold chicken, CBS affiliate WTOC-TV in Savannah reports.

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Dry and Warm Sunday Afternoon, Showers Return in the Forecast- Butte Video included

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Dry and above average conditions for all of SW Montana this afternoon.  This ridge of High pressure will continue until tomorrow, bringing our daytime highs close to 90 degrees.  We are tracking a cold front that will hit West of the Divide tomorrow evening with a chance of an isolated thunderstorm, followed by cooler air.    I will let you know how long the cool air is going to be in place at 5:30 and 10 on KXLF More>>

Colorado couple gets married at hospital and original venue after medical emergency

Jourdan and Kit Bargmann say "I do" at their hospital ceremony. (CBS) Jourdan and Kit Bargmann say "I do" at their hospital ceremony. (CBS)
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A medical emergency didn’t keep a couple from saying their vows.

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Former Bobcat Soratos Places Fifth at USA Track & Field Championships

Montana State All-American Cristian Soratos crosses the line fifth in the 1,500m at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Montana State All-American Cristian Soratos crosses the line fifth in the 1,500m at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
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Montana State alum and current track and field volunteer assistant coach Cristian Soratos finished fifth in the 1,500-meter run Saturday, June 24, at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, Calif.  

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Great Falls man arrested for allegedly waving a toy gun while driving Video included

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The Great Falls Police Department received several reports of a driver brandishing a hand gun

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Wildfires blazing under extreme heat out West

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Eighteen large fires are burning in the region, including six in Arizona, three in Utah, three in California, three in New Mexico, two in Nevada and a large one in Oregon. 

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Sunny & Warm Sunday – Butte Video included

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It is a beautiful start to your Sunday.  We are in for above average temperatures with sunny skies.  If you are going hiking this afternoon, make sure you bring plenty of Sunscreen.  We are in for wet weather for the starting of your work week.  I will have all the details tonight at 5:30 and 10 on KXLF More>>

15 bodies recovered, 118 missing in China landslide, according to state news Video included

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At least 15 bodies have been recovered from the rubble of a landslide in southwestern China, state news outlets reported, citing emergency officials. 

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Texas mom arrested after children left in hot car as punishment die

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A Texas mother whose two children died of heat exposure after she left them in a car was arrested Friday, local authorities said.

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Red pill or blue? Bozeman convention questions truth in government Video included

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In a nod to the movie the Matrix, a convention in Bozeman featured speakers seeking the truth in government. 

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Senators are investigating former AG Loretta Lynch for political interference

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Senators investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election are now seeking more information about the firing of FBI Director James Comey, and the Clinton email investigation. Specifically, they're looking into Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch's "alleged political interference," 

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How would the Senate health care bill actually affect Medicaid?

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Breaking down the Senate GOP bill to replace Obamacare Democrats and left-leaning think tanks say Senate Republicans' health care bill would be disastrous for individuals and families on Medicaid, the federal program that provides health coverage to low-income Americans.

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Here's where Republican senators stand on the health care bill

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Senate Republicans rolled out their health care plan Thursday, and within hours the bill was already on shaky ground. 

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Missing hiker found in "fairly good" condition after 98 hours in the wilderness

Eric Hellmuth, who was reported missing in the rugged Bob Marshall Wilderness on Monday. Eric Hellmuth, who was reported missing in the rugged Bob Marshall Wilderness on Monday.
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The 21-year old man was reported missing on Monday, and searchers had been combing the rugged terrain since then.

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From cold case to case closed: Remains in Montana solve decades-old mystery

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After more than 40 years of wondering, a family now has closure. 

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Beautiful Saturday Afternoon Weather – Butte Video included

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Saturday afternoon, we are dealing with below average temperatures with mostly sunny skies.  That is all thanks to a ridge trying to build in, but we still have some northerly winds bringing cooler air from Canada.  As this ridge builds in tomorrow we will be back to above average temperatures.  We are tracking a cold front with the possibilities of showers and isolated thunderstorms in the short term forecast. All the details and the 7-day forecast will be explained t... More>>

Local ‘champs’ take over Montana Tech football camp Video included

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The ‘champs’ arrived in Butte this week. Montana Tech held its annual ‘Champ Camp’ for children on Bob Green Field, a two-session event filled with fun. “It’s fun for them and it’s fun for us coaches,” said assistant head coach Doug Schleeman.

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BUTTE — There was no shortage of potential at Montana Tech this week, as dozens of middle schoolers from around the Northwest participated in the Orediggers’ ‘high potential’ basketball skills camp. This is the camp’s second year, as men’s basketball coach Adam Hiatt began the program after joining Montana Tech last year.

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North Dakota family loses three homes in fire

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A family in Manning, N.D. is still trying to assess the damage a fire caused to their property.

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With cameras banned, CNN sends sketch artist to White House briefing

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The White House has been prohibiting cameras at some press briefings, so on Friday CNN got creative and sent a sketch artist.

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Sen. Daines discusses northwest Montana timber needs Video included

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State and national leaders continue to weigh timber restrictions alongside the future of communities in Northwest Montana. 

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Six inmates who saved guard's life rewarded with shorter sentences

The six Georgia inmates who chose to save a guard's life, rather than fleeing. (Courtesy of Polk County Sheriff's Office) The six Georgia inmates who chose to save a guard's life, rather than fleeing. (Courtesy of Polk County Sheriff's Office)
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Officer down. It's one of the scariest calls a sheriff can receive. 

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Great Plains Dinosaur Museum highlights "Ralph" Video included

The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum and Field Station was established in Malta in 2002. The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum and Field Station was established in Malta in 2002.
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Ralph was discovered near Grass Range in 2005. 

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5 Romanian nationals arrested by US Border Patrol in Whitefish

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US Border Patrol agents from the Whitefish Station arrested five Romanian nationals, who were illegally present in the United States, on Tuesday.

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Missoula man convicted of killing exchange student appeals case to US Supreme Court Video included

Marcus Kaarma sentenced for 2014 murder of exchange student (MTN News photo) Marcus Kaarma sentenced for 2014 murder of exchange student (MTN News photo)
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The man who was convicted of murdering a foreign exchange student in December of 2014 is now taking his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

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Juveniles vandalize Helena Middle School, planned to start a fire

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Two of the children were just 6 and 8 years old.

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Gov. Bullock declares drought emergency in eastern counties

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On Friday, Gov. Steve Bullock issued an Executive Order declaring a drought emergency in Montana's eastern counties.

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Missing hiker found alive in Bob Marshall Wilderness

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The Lewis and Clark County Undersheriff Jason Grimmis confirmed Eric Hellmuth, 21, was found alive on Friday. 

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Missing Texas teen Kaytlynn Cargill's body found in landfill

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A missing 14-year-old's body was found in an Arlington, Texas, landfill on Wednesday. 

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Cody banks fall victim to "quick change scam"

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The Cody Police Department issued a warning of a scheme that’s cost local banks about $7,500. 

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Woman identified in deadly crash near Crow Agency

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Authorities have released the name of the woman, killed in a rollover crash near Crow Agency on Thursday.

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Montana woman unearths mother’s story of survival

Angelica Osborne had a postcard her mother wrote to a friend from a German concentration camp, with a facing translation, copied onto a metal display panel. (Ed Kemmick/Last Best News) Angelica Osborne had a postcard her mother wrote to a friend from a German concentration camp, with a facing translation, copied onto a metal display panel. (Ed Kemmick/Last Best News)
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Before her mother’s death in 1995, Angelica Osborne knew only a few things about her mother’s life in World War II-era Germany, before she married an American soldier and came to the United States.

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Communication gap between women, doctors over heart attack risk Video included

KC Maurer suffered a heart attack when she was 40 years old. CBS NEWS KC Maurer suffered a heart attack when she was 40 years old. CBS NEWS
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Heart disease kills more American women than all types of cancer combined, yet many don't discuss the dangers with their doctor. 

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Manhunt for son who allegedly killed father with bat on Father's Day

Police have a warrant for the arrest of Michael Marchalk for allegedly killing his father with a baseball bat PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE VIA WHP Police have a warrant for the arrest of Michael Marchalk for allegedly killing his father with a baseball bat PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE VIA WHP
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Authorities are searching for a man suspected of beating his father to death with a baseball bat on Father's Day. 

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Don't miss the 4th of July Butte Parade

Matt Boyle joins John to preview the upcoming 4th of July Parade in Butte. Sign up now! Go online to www.butteamericafoundation.org and go to parade forms.

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Dust to Dazzle: Historic home tour set for June 24

Anna Dockter joins John to promote the Dust to Dazzle Historic Home Tour. The event will be June 24th from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 or 2 for $20. Call 600-1885 for more info.

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White House calls Johnny Depp's remark about assassination "sad"

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The White House responded Friday to actor Johnny Depp's comments alluding to assassinating President Donald Trump, calling his words 'sad.' 

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Body of missing man located in Hebgen Lake

Scene of search from Thursday, June 22, 2017 on Hebgen Lake (MTN News photo) Scene of search from Thursday, June 22, 2017 on Hebgen Lake (MTN News photo)
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The body of a missing man on the Madison Arm of Hebgen lake has been located according to the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office. The 68-year-old man from Burbank, Calif. Was located Friday underwater approximately 300 feet from the shore of Hebgen Lake

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Woman's body found in Flathead River Video included

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This is the third body to be recovered from the Flathead River in the county this year.

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Philipsburg kicks off 150th birthday celebration Video included

The town of Philipsburg has a summer filled with activities to mark its founding. (MTN News photo) The town of Philipsburg has a summer filled with activities to mark its founding. (MTN News photo)
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Philipsburg is marking 150 years on Thursday with plans to sustain the town by celebrating its history while also planning for the future. 

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Last of 3 defendants sentenced for murder, decapitation of man near Cody

Pedro Garcia was sentenced to prison (MTN News) Pedro Garcia was sentenced to prison (MTN News)
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The last of three suspects in the murder of a man who was decapitated and dumped near Cody, Wyo. in 2013 was sentenced to prison on Friday. 

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Driver OK after car lands in Madison River

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Montana Highway Patrol reports a vehicle crashed into the water near Three Forks Friday morning. It happened just after 4:30 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of I90 at mile marker 279 on the Madison River.

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Fire destroys building in Grass Range

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Two people live in the building but were able to get out safely.

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Convicted sex offender moves next door to his victim - and it's perfectly legal Video included

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At first, Dyer said she felt let down by the state. Then she decided to do something about it.

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

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

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Yellowstone grizzlies moved off Endangered Species List Video included

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

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Search for a missing man underway near Hebgen Lake Video included

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Following the Senate's release of their version of the health care bill on Thursday, protesters organized outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office to voice their opinion against the legislation. 

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

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

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Montana leaders react to decision to delist Yellowstone grizzlies Video included

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

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

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

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Montana Department of Agriculture offers "Hay Hotline"

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

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Former Seminole chief to help other tribes grow legal weed

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

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Man dies while performing face-down meditation in river

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

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Age is just a number for two Octogenarian rodeo stars

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

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

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

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

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

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Belgrade mom facing meth, child endangerment charges

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

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Trump: I did not make recordings of Comey

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

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Search continues for missing man in Bob Marshall Wilderness

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

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GOP Senate health care bill released

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

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FraudWatch: Mortgage recovery scams

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

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Sears Canada files for bankruptcy

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

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

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

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Big gift from BNSF marks start of Crow Native Days

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

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Two-wheel fundraising effort rolls into Bozeman Video included

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

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Flying the flag: National tour makes Belgrade stop Video included

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

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Missing/Endangered Person Advisory canceled for Missoula woman

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

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  • A 5-year mystery still unsolved in Butte

    A 5-year mystery still unsolved in Butte

    “I’ve never seen anything like this in my career of 28 years, it’s certainly one of the more bizarre cases,” said Butte Sheriff Ed Lester. Bizarre is right. On June 26th of 2012, two hikers found a plastic garbage bag and inside was a pair of severed legs, cut off at just about the knee. 

    “I’ve never seen anything like this in my career of 28 years, it’s certainly one of the more bizarre cases,” said Butte Sheriff Ed Lester. Bizarre is right. On June 26th of 2012, two hikers found a plastic garbage bag and inside was a pair of severed legs, cut off at just about the knee. 

  • Dog owner in fatal attack: “They never showed aggression...”

    Dog owner in fatal attack: “They never showed aggression...”

    A woman is brain dead after being attacked by two dogs on Saturday morning. A pit bull and pit bull mix mauled Melissa Barnes in the backyard of a property on Love Lane and tonight, the 65-year-old remains on life support in Billings until her organs can be donated.

    A woman is brain dead after being attacked by two dogs on Saturday morning. A pit bull and pit bull mix mauled Melissa Barnes in the backyard of a property on Love Lane and tonight, the 65-year-old remains on life support in Billings until her organs can be donated.

  • Search underway for missing Whitehall woman

    Search underway for missing Whitehall woman

    Authorities in Jefferson County are looking for a Whitehall woman who has not been heard from since last Thursday. The family of Kirsten Ryerson, 21, said the woman was last seen Thursday after in Whitehall driving her red four-wheeler and wearing a purple T-shirt and jeans.

    Authorities in Jefferson County are looking for a Whitehall woman who has not been heard from since last Thursday. The family of Kirsten Ryerson, 21, said the woman was last seen Thursday after in Whitehall driving her red four-wheeler and wearing a purple T-shirt and jeans.

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  • Man arrested after shots fired at Three Forks strip club

    Man arrested after shots fired at Three Forks strip club

    Monday, June 26 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-06-27 03:00:39 GMT

    An alleged murder attempt at a strip club near Three Forks lands one man behind bars. Steven French appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court Monday morning on a warrant out of  Broadwater County. 

    An alleged murder attempt at a strip club near Three Forks lands one man behind bars. Steven French appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court Monday morning on a warrant out of  Broadwater County. 

  • Dog owner in fatal attack: “They never showed aggression...”

    Dog owner in fatal attack: “They never showed aggression...”

    Monday, June 26 2017 10:04 PM EDT2017-06-27 02:04:17 GMT
    Wayne Bartlett, the owner of the dogs, was not home at the time of the attack. (MTN News photo)Wayne Bartlett, the owner of the dogs, was not home at the time of the attack. (MTN News photo)

    A woman is brain dead after being attacked by two dogs on Saturday morning. A pit bull and pit bull mix mauled Melissa Barnes in the backyard of a property on Love Lane and tonight, the 65-year-old remains on life support in Billings until her organs can be donated.

    A woman is brain dead after being attacked by two dogs on Saturday morning. A pit bull and pit bull mix mauled Melissa Barnes in the backyard of a property on Love Lane and tonight, the 65-year-old remains on life support in Billings until her organs can be donated.

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