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  • "Out Of The Darkness" walk aims to prevent suicide

    "Out Of The Darkness" walk aims to prevent suicide

    Sunday, April 30 2017 12:30 AM EDT2017-04-30 04:30:09 GMT
    The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention (AFSP) hosted an "Out Of The Darkness" walk in East Helena on Saturday.The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention (AFSP) hosted an "Out Of The Darkness" walk in East Helena on Saturday.

    The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention hosted an "Out Of The Darkness" walk in East Helena on Saturday.

    The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention hosted an "Out Of The Darkness" walk in East Helena on Saturday.

  • US Marines return to volatile Afghan province

    US Marines return to volatile Afghan province

    Saturday, April 29 2017 11:55 PM EDT2017-04-30 03:55:06 GMT
    The US Marines are back in Afghanistan's turbulent Helmand province for the first time since the NATO-led international coalition ended its combat operations three years ago. At least 300 Marines have been deployed to the southwestern province, the site of many battles during the Afghan war. They will train, advise and assist Afghan soldiers and police. "The Marines have landed," Task Force Southwest said on its Facebook page. They are replacing US Army advi...
    The US Marines are back in Afghanistan's turbulent Helmand province for the first time since the NATO-led international coalition ended its combat operations three years ago. At least 300 Marines have been deployed to the southwestern province, the site of many battles during the Afghan war. They will train, advise and assist Afghan soldiers and police. "The Marines have landed," Task Force Southwest said on its Facebook page. They are replacing US Army advi...
  • Trump leaves door open for military action against North Korea

    Trump leaves door open for military action against North Korea

    Saturday, April 29 2017 11:09 PM EDT2017-04-30 03:09:06 GMT
    President Donald Trump (CNN photo)President Donald Trump (CNN photo)

    President Donald Trump would not rule out the use of military force against North Korea in an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation" on Saturday, just hours after Pyongyang launched a missile test in defiance of international pressure. 

    President Donald Trump would not rule out the use of military force against North Korea in an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation" on Saturday, just hours after Pyongyang launched a missile test in defiance of international pressure. 

  • National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day helps clean up your cabinets

    National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day helps clean up your cabinets

    Saturday, April 29 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-04-30 02:29:05 GMT

    Despite what happens in the movies, tossing old prescription pills into the toilet is actually not the right way to destroy them. 

    Despite what happens in the movies, tossing old prescription pills into the toilet is actually not the right way to destroy them. 

  • People's Climate March hits the streets in Bozeman

    People's Climate March hits the streets in Bozeman

    Saturday, April 29 2017 9:44 PM EDT2017-04-30 01:44:07 GMT
    Climate protest takes on Trump's policies (MTN News photo)Climate protest takes on Trump's policies (MTN News photo)

    Around four hundred people gathered in Lindley Park Saturday afternoon for the People's Climate March here in Bozeman. 

    Around four hundred people gathered in Lindley Park Saturday afternoon for the People's Climate March here in Bozeman. 

  • Four legged therapists doing more than being a friend

    Four legged therapists doing more than being a friend

    Saturday, April 29 2017 9:07 PM EDT2017-04-30 01:07:06 GMT
    Dogs helping out (MTN News photo)Dogs helping out (MTN News photo)

    Turns out man’s best friend can have more than one best friend. "He doesn't do anything to help me, he helps other people," said Nancy Dodd, Intermountain Therapy Animals volunteer. 

    Turns out man’s best friend can have more than one best friend. "He doesn't do anything to help me, he helps other people," said Nancy Dodd, Intermountain Therapy Animals volunteer. 

  • Willis Cruse Transitional Living Facility residents must find new homes

    Willis Cruse Transitional Living Facility residents must find new homes

    Saturday, April 29 2017 8:30 PM EDT2017-04-30 00:30:09 GMT
    A homeless living facility for military veterans in Helena will officially close and the residents there will be forced to find a new place to go.A homeless living facility for military veterans in Helena will officially close and the residents there will be forced to find a new place to go.

    Hampson said they are back to square one and are focused on relocating the veterans.

    Hampson said they are back to square one and are focused on relocating the veterans.

  • Victim identified in Evergreen murder

    Victim identified in Evergreen murder

    Saturday, April 29 2017 7:55 PM EDT2017-04-29 23:55:09 GMT
    MTN News PhotoMTN News Photo

    Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says the victim of a recent murder in Evergreen is 34-year-old Anthony Andrew Walthers from the Kalispell area. 

    Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says the victim of a recent murder in Evergreen is 34-year-old Anthony Andrew Walthers from the Kalispell area. 

  • US service member killed near Mosul

    US service member killed near Mosul

    Saturday, April 29 2017 7:15 PM EDT2017-04-29 23:15:09 GMT
    US troops walk as a US Army C-47 Chinook helicopter flies over the village of Oreij, south of Mosul, on February 22, 2017.US troops walk as a US Army C-47 Chinook helicopter flies over the village of Oreij, south of Mosul, on February 22, 2017.

    A US service member died from wounds suffered in an explosive device blast on Saturday outside of Mosul, Iraq, according to a statement from the anti-ISIS coalition. ..

    A US service member died from wounds suffered in an explosive device blast on Saturday outside of Mosul, Iraq, according to a statement from the anti-ISIS coalition. ..

  • Hawthorn coin war has a winner

    Hawthorn coin war has a winner

    Saturday, April 29 2017 6:47 PM EDT2017-04-29 22:47:12 GMT

    Last week we told you about the coin war that Hawthorne school was conducting. Grades K through 5 donated loose change for the past several weeks to benefit the Bozeman 3.   

    Last week we told you about the coin war that Hawthorne school was conducting. Grades K through 5 donated loose change for the past several weeks to benefit the Bozeman 3.   

  • Local kids take the stage at the Emerson

    Local kids take the stage at the Emerson

    Saturday, April 29 2017 6:10 PM EDT2017-04-29 22:10:05 GMT
    (MTN News photo)(MTN News photo)

    Local band Pinky and the Floyd is entertaining at the Emerson this weekend. The show this year includes local kids. Vocal teacher Jeni Fleming says it's a great chance for these aspiring musicians  to experience a live audience.

    Local band Pinky and the Floyd is entertaining at the Emerson this weekend. The show this year includes local kids. Vocal teacher Jeni Fleming says it's a great chance for these aspiring musicians  to experience a live audience.

  • Protest takes on Trump's climate policies -- and the heat -- in DC march

    Protest takes on Trump's climate policies -- and the heat -- in DC march

    Saturday, April 29 2017 5:33 PM EDT2017-04-29 21:33:08 GMT
    The nation's Capitol is the backdrop for Saturday's People's Climate March in Washington. (CNN photo)The nation's Capitol is the backdrop for Saturday's People's Climate March in Washington. (CNN photo)

    Protesters backing action on climate change are braving the sweltering heat Saturday to march through the nation's capital as part of the People's Climate March. 

    Protesters backing action on climate change are braving the sweltering heat Saturday to march through the nation's capital as part of the People's Climate March. 

  • Ciara and Russell Wilson welcome baby girl

    Ciara and Russell Wilson welcome baby girl

    Saturday, April 29 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-04-29 20:51:09 GMT
    Russel Wilson and Ciara (CNN photo)Russel Wilson and Ciara (CNN photo)

    Ciara and Russell Wilson's baby girl is here. The singer and her Seattle Seahawks quarterback husband welcomed their new baby Friday, the couple announced on their social media accounts. 

    Ciara and Russell Wilson's baby girl is here. The singer and her Seattle Seahawks quarterback husband welcomed their new baby Friday, the couple announced on their social media accounts. 

  • New look for Lewis and Clark county website

    New look for Lewis and Clark county website

    Saturday, April 29 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-04-29 20:12:03 GMT

    Colorful graphics, backdrops of the state and some new features replace the old website.

    Colorful graphics, backdrops of the state and some new features replace the old website.

  • EPA removes climate change information from website

    EPA removes climate change information from website

    Saturday, April 29 2017 3:36 PM EDT2017-04-29 19:36:08 GMT

    The EPA removed most climate change information from its website Friday, saying in a press release that language on the website is being updated to "reflect the approach of new leadership." 

    The EPA removed most climate change information from its website Friday, saying in a press release that language on the website is being updated to "reflect the approach of new leadership." 

  • Glacier National Park becomes 1st International Dark Sky Park

    Glacier National Park becomes 1st International Dark Sky Park

    Saturday, April 29 2017 3:01 PM EDT2017-04-29 19:01:06 GMT
    Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is now an International Dark Sky Park.Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is now an International Dark Sky Park.

    The diamonds in the tiara of the Crown of the Continent that took center stage as Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park on Friday.

    The diamonds in the tiara of the Crown of the Continent that took center stage as Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park on Friday.

  • Press freedom declines in US and globally, report says

    Press freedom declines in US and globally, report says

    Saturday, April 29 2017 2:21 PM EDT2017-04-29 18:21:53 GMT
    The Press Freedom wall at the Time Warner News Gallery at the Newseum in Washington, DC is shown in this undated photo.The Press Freedom wall at the Time Warner News Gallery at the Newseum in Washington, DC is shown in this undated photo.

    Press freedom in the United States and across the world is at its lowest point in 13 years, according to a new report by the independent watchdog group Freedom House. 

    Press freedom in the United States and across the world is at its lowest point in 13 years, according to a new report by the independent watchdog group Freedom House. 

  • Diabetes, weight can combine to alter brain, study says

    Diabetes, weight can combine to alter brain, study says

    Saturday, April 29 2017 1:35 PM EDT2017-04-29 17:35:05 GMT

    It's well-known that type 2 diabetes can cause medical complications in certain organs, including the brain.

    It's well-known that type 2 diabetes can cause medical complications in certain organs, including the brain.

  • Pope Francis in Egypt: 'No to every form of violence'

    Pope Francis in Egypt: 'No to every form of violence'

    Saturday, April 29 2017 12:55 PM EDT2017-04-29 16:55:03 GMT
    Pope Francis arrives in Egypt on Friday for an official visit.Pope Francis arrives in Egypt on Friday for an official visit.

    Pope Francis, speaking at the heart of Sunni Islam scholarship, stressed the importance of unity between Muslims and Christians to shape world peace and emphasized the "incompatibility of violence and faith."

    Pope Francis, speaking at the heart of Sunni Islam scholarship, stressed the importance of unity between Muslims and Christians to shape world peace and emphasized the "incompatibility of violence and faith."

  • President George H.W. Bush released from hospital

    President George H.W. Bush released from hospital

    Saturday, April 29 2017 12:10 PM EDT2017-04-29 16:10:05 GMT
    Former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush arrive for the coin toss prior to Super Bowl 51 between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017, in Houston.Former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush arrive for the coin toss prior to Super Bowl 51 between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017, in Houston.

    Former President George H.W. Bush has been released from a Houston hospital, his spokesman said Friday. The 41st president, at age 92, had been recovering from a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis.

    Former President George H.W. Bush has been released from a Houston hospital, his spokesman said Friday. The 41st president, at age 92, had been recovering from a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis.

  • Copy-Health officials warn of mercury in skin cream

    Health officials warn of mercury in skin cream

    Saturday, April 29 2017 11:25 AM EDT2017-04-29 15:25:03 GMT
    La Tía Mána face cream contains high levels of mercury. Cosmetics that contain mercury can be dangerous to users and their families, especially pregnant women, nursing babies and children, says the FDA. (California Department of Public Health)La Tía Mána face cream contains high levels of mercury. Cosmetics that contain mercury can be dangerous to users and their families, especially pregnant women, nursing babies and children, says the FDA. (California Department of Public Health)

    California health officials are warning consumers not to use a face cream because it contains mercury, a chemical that can affect the nervous system and other organs. 

    California health officials are warning consumers not to use a face cream because it contains mercury, a chemical that can affect the nervous system and other organs. 

  • Trump warns of conflict with North Korea as Tillerson pushes diplomacy at U.N.

    Trump warns of conflict with North Korea as Tillerson pushes diplomacy at U.N.

    Saturday, April 29 2017 10:45 AM EDT2017-04-29 14:45:09 GMT
    Secretary of State Rex TillersonSecretary of State Rex Tillerson

    A nuclear-powered U.S. Navy strike group and Japanese destroyers are now operating within striking range of North Korea, a show of force meant to counter leader Kim Jong Un's continued missile tests. 

    A nuclear-powered U.S. Navy strike group and Japanese destroyers are now operating within striking range of North Korea, a show of force meant to counter leader Kim Jong Un's continued missile tests. 

  • Sentinel wrestler one of the most exhilarating MMA fighters

    Sentinel wrestler one of the most exhilarating MMA fighters

    Saturday, April 29 2017 10:05 AM EDT2017-04-29 14:05:05 GMT
    Conall Powers is one of Montana’s most intimidating mixed martial artists. (MTN News photo)Conall Powers is one of Montana’s most intimidating mixed martial artists. (MTN News photo)

    Conall Powers is a typical teenager, but is also one of Montana’s most intimidating mixed martial artists.

    Conall Powers is a typical teenager, but is also one of Montana’s most intimidating mixed martial artists.

  • Forever Stamp to commemorate total eclipse of the sun, debut in Wyoming

    Forever Stamp to commemorate total eclipse of the sun, debut in Wyoming

    Saturday, April 29 2017 12:39 AM EDT2017-04-29 04:39:09 GMT
    (Courtesy of USPS)(Courtesy of USPS)

    One stamp...two images. The Postal Service will soon release a first-of-its-kind stamp that changes when you touch it.

    One stamp...two images. The Postal Service will soon release a first-of-its-kind stamp that changes when you touch it.

  • US House candidates debate live Saturday on the Montana Television Network

    US House candidates debate live Saturday on the Montana Television Network

    Saturday, April 29 2017 12:38 AM EDT2017-04-29 04:38:14 GMT

    The May 25th special election for the U.S. House seat for Montana is less than a month away.

    The May 25th special election for the U.S. House seat for Montana is less than a month away.

  • Two separate elections in one month cause confusion

    Two separate elections in one month cause confusion

    Saturday, April 29 2017 12:15 AM EDT2017-04-29 04:15:21 GMT
    Two elections in one month in Gallatin County (MTN News photo)Two elections in one month in Gallatin County (MTN News photo)

    May's two elections are causing some confusion among voters. Due to previously established laws and regulations, the two elections could not be on the same ballot. 

    May's two elections are causing some confusion among voters. Due to previously established laws and regulations, the two elections could not be on the same ballot. 

  • Authorities investigating death on North Montana

    Authorities investigating death on North Montana

    Friday, April 28 2017 11:25 PM EDT2017-04-29 03:25:57 GMT
    Emergency crews, including the county coroner, were called to a home on the 6100 block of North Montana at around 2 p.m. on Friday.Emergency crews, including the county coroner, were called to a home on the 6100 block of North Montana at around 2 p.m. on Friday.

    Emergency crews, including the county coroner, were called to a home on the 6100 block of North Montana at around 2 p.m.

    Emergency crews, including the county coroner, were called to a home on the 6100 block of North Montana at around 2 p.m.

  • Great Falls man charged with felony after attempting to smother child at the ER

    Great Falls man charged with felony after attempting to smother child at the ER

    Friday, April 28 2017 11:24 PM EDT2017-04-29 03:24:10 GMT

    A Great Falls man is behind bars after attempting to smother his child in the ER Thursday morning.

    A Great Falls man is behind bars after attempting to smother his child in the ER Thursday morning.

  • North Korea's missile test fails, US military says

    North Korea's missile test fails, US military says

    Friday, April 28 2017 10:49 PM EDT2017-04-29 02:49:03 GMT

    North Korea on Saturday launched a ballistic missile that blew up over land, a spokesman for the US Pacific Command said. The missile didn't leave North Korean territory, US Navy Cmdr. Dave Benham said. 

    North Korea on Saturday launched a ballistic missile that blew up over land, a spokesman for the US Pacific Command said. The missile didn't leave North Korean territory, US Navy Cmdr. Dave Benham said. 

  • Bobcat Fest takes over Main Street

    Bobcat Fest takes over Main Street

    Friday, April 28 2017 10:46 PM EDT2017-04-29 02:46:18 GMT

    The annual Bobcat Fest is in full swing downtown  .The rain isn't stopping people from heading down and enjoying the 9th annual event on Main Street.

    The annual Bobcat Fest is in full swing downtown  .The rain isn't stopping people from heading down and enjoying the 9th annual event on Main Street.

  • Groups gather to discuss the Yellowstone River after fish kill

    Groups gather to discuss the Yellowstone River after fish kill

    Friday, April 28 2017 8:45 PM EDT2017-04-29 00:45:02 GMT
    Checking the Yellowstone River (MTN News photo)Checking the Yellowstone River (MTN News photo)

    Last summer thousands of fish turned up dead in the Yellowstone River. All of them were victims of a parasite.  

    Last summer thousands of fish turned up dead in the Yellowstone River. All of them were victims of a parasite.  

  • Orediggers build robot to mine on Mars

    Orediggers build robot to mine on Mars

    Friday, April 28 2017 7:57 PM EDT2017-04-28 23:57:08 GMT
    Mining on Mars with this Montana Tech robot (MTN News photo)Mining on Mars with this Montana Tech robot (MTN News photo)

    These Montana Tech students hope this robot will do well at a NASA-sponsored competition in May that pits other universities against each other to see who can make the best robot for mining on Mars. 

    These Montana Tech students hope this robot will do well at a NASA-sponsored competition in May that pits other universities against each other to see who can make the best robot for mining on Mars. 

  • UPDATE

    42 year old man killed in head-on crash near Lolo

    42 year old man killed in head-on crash near Lolo

    Friday, April 28 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-04-28 23:26:08 GMT
    The scene of a head-on crash on Highway 93 north of Lolo on April 28, 2017. (Jack Ginsburg/MTN News photo)The scene of a head-on crash on Highway 93 north of Lolo on April 28, 2017. (Jack Ginsburg/MTN News photo)

    The accident was reported just after 9 a.m. on U.S. Highway 93 South near the intersection with Valley Grove Drive in the Lolo Flats.

    The accident was reported just after 9 a.m. on U.S. Highway 93 South near the intersection with Valley Grove Drive in the Lolo Flats.

  • North Korea fires ballistic missile, US official says

    North Korea fires ballistic missile, US official says

    Friday, April 28 2017 6:56 PM EDT2017-04-28 22:56:08 GMT

    North Korea on Saturday launched a missile that landed in the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, a US official said. 

    North Korea on Saturday launched a missile that landed in the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, a US official said. 

  • Infrastructure bonding bill fails again; Legislature adjourns

    Infrastructure bonding bill fails again; Legislature adjourns

    Friday, April 28 2017 6:42 PM EDT2017-04-28 22:42:31 GMT
    House Speaker Austin Knudsen adjourns the sessionHouse Speaker Austin Knudsen adjourns the session

    Montana’s 2017 Legislature came to a bitterly familiar close Friday morning, as lawmakers adjourned the session after failing to pass a bonding bill to fund scores of infrastructure projects across the state. 

    Montana’s 2017 Legislature came to a bitterly familiar close Friday morning, as lawmakers adjourned the session after failing to pass a bonding bill to fund scores of infrastructure projects across the state. 

  • Stevensville man sentenced to 100 years for child sex abuse

    Stevensville man sentenced to 100 years for child sex abuse

    Friday, April 28 2017 6:16 PM EDT2017-04-28 22:16:09 GMT

    Gary Gene Dowdle admitted guilt to 3 charges, including sexual assault and sexual abuse of children. 

    Gary Gene Dowdle admitted guilt to three charges, including sexual assault and sexual abuse of children. 

  • Trump says he thought being president "would be easier"

    Trump says he thought being president "would be easier"

    Friday, April 28 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-04-28 21:45:10 GMT

    President Trump says he thought that his job in the White House "would be easier" than he anticipated. "I loved my previous life.

    President Trump says he thought that his job in the White House "would be easier" than he anticipated. "I loved my previous life.

  • Montana woman resentenced for murdering her parents

    Montana woman resentenced for murdering her parents

    Friday, April 28 2017 4:21 PM EDT2017-04-28 20:21:03 GMT

    A Townsend woman convicted of murdering her parents in 1995 has been resentenced after being kicked out of two group homes in Billings. 

    A Townsend woman convicted of murdering her parents in 1995 has been resentenced after being kicked out of two group homes in Billings. 

  • Exxon profits surge 122%, ending two-year slump

    Exxon profits surge 122%, ending two-year slump

    Friday, April 28 2017 3:20 PM EDT2017-04-28 19:20:52 GMT

    After more than two years, ExxonMobil's bottom line has finally stopped shrinking. 

    After more than two years, ExxonMobil's bottom line has finally stopped shrinking. 

  • Friendly fire may have killed Army Rangers during ISIS raid in Afghanistan

    Friendly fire may have killed Army Rangers during ISIS raid in Afghanistan

    Friday, April 28 2017 3:12 PM EDT2017-04-28 19:12:12 GMT
    Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers, 22, and Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, 23, were killed in action in Afghanistan on April 27, 2017 DEFENSE DEPARTMENTSgt. Joshua P. Rodgers, 22, and Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, 23, were killed in action in Afghanistan on April 27, 2017 DEFENSE DEPARTMENT

    The Defense Department on Friday released the names of two Army Rangers who died during a raid on a compound in Afghanistan on Thursday. Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers, 22, and Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, 23, were killed by small arms fire 

    The Defense Department on Friday released the names of two Army Rangers who died during a raid on a compound in Afghanistan on Thursday. Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers, 22, and Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, 23, were killed by small arms fire 

  • Trial for man charged with animal abuse will stay in Gallatin County

    Trial for man charged with animal abuse will stay in Gallatin County

    Friday, April 28 2017 11:44 AM EDT2017-04-28 15:44:41 GMT
    No change of venue for animal cruelty case (MTN News photo)No change of venue for animal cruelty case (MTN News photo)

    Dayle Kountz filed a motion for change of venue, arguing the local population has been tainted by media coverage. 

    Dayle Kountz filed a motion for change of venue, arguing the local population has been tainted by media coverage. 

  • 2 arrested, victim identified in Evergreen murder

    2 arrested, victim identified in Evergreen murder

    Friday, April 28 2017 11:24 AM EDT2017-04-28 15:24:58 GMT
    The incident happened Wednesday evening on the Old Steel Bridge over the Flathead River. (MTN News photo)The incident happened Wednesday evening on the Old Steel Bridge over the Flathead River. (MTN News photo)

    The investigation into Wednesday night's murder in Evergreen continues and now two people are behind bars. 

    The investigation into Wednesday night's murder in Evergreen continues and now two people are behind bars. 

  • Lessons in learning: As Bozeman looks to expand high school, Kalispell offers experience

    Lessons in learning: As Bozeman looks to expand high school, Kalispell offers experience

    Friday, April 28 2017 10:37 AM EDT2017-04-28 14:37:39 GMT
    Bozeman High School (MTN News photo)Bozeman High School (MTN News photo)

    Bozeman is the last large city in Montana with only one High School.  The School District is hoping voters will pass a $125 Million bond to build a second High School.

    Bozeman is the last large city in Montana with only one High School.  The School District is hoping voters will pass a $125 Million bond to build a second High School.

  • Amid nuclear threat, what are the U.S. military options against North Korea?

    Amid nuclear threat, what are the U.S. military options against North Korea?

    Friday, April 28 2017 9:33 AM EDT2017-04-28 13:33:46 GMT

    What are U.S. military options against North Korea? As President Trump raises the real possibility of "major conflict" with North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs, the U.S. is putting on a show of force intended to convince the regime that it doesn't stand a chance against the American military. 

    What are U.S. military options against North Korea? As President Trump raises the real possibility of "major conflict" with North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs, the U.S. is putting on a show of force intended to convince the regime that it doesn't stand a chance against the American military. 

  • Update

    Snow slows travel on I-90 near Lodge Grass

    Snow slows travel on I-90 near Lodge Grass

    Friday, April 28 2017 9:12 AM EDT2017-04-28 13:12:43 GMT

    One eastbound lane of Interstate 90 at approximately mile marker 551.9 was blocked early Friday, according to the Montana Department of Transportation. 

    One eastbound lane of Interstate 90 at approximately mile marker 551.9 was blocked early Friday, according to the Montana Department of Transportation. 

  • Web-based radio a new outlet for musician’s passion

    Web-based radio a new oulet for musician’s passion

    Friday, April 28 2017 9:10 AM EDT2017-04-28 13:10:08 GMT
    Jimmy Kujala says a few words on his Music Ranch radio station outside of Red Lodge. (Credit: Ed Kemmick/Last Best News)Jimmy Kujala says a few words on his Music Ranch radio station outside of Red Lodge. (Credit: Ed Kemmick/Last Best News)

    There was never much question that Jimmy Kujala’s life would revolve around music.

    There was never much question that Jimmy Kujala’s life would revolve around music.

  • Zero Suicide: Addressing the myths about suicide

    Zero Suicide: Addressing the myths about suicide

    Friday, April 28 2017 8:50 AM EDT2017-04-28 12:50:08 GMT

    A number of common myths surround suicide.  We want to address those myths and share the facts to break down stigma. 

    A number of common myths surround suicide.  We want to address those myths and share the facts to break down stigma. 

  • Wilderness Walks program gearing up for summer hikes

    Wilderness Walks program gearing up for summer hikes

    Friday, April 28 2017 8:35 AM EDT2017-04-28 12:35:07 GMT
    Photo: Montana Wilderness AssociationPhoto: Montana Wilderness Association

    The Montana Wilderness Association is encouraging everyone to get outside with their summer Wilderness Walks program.

    The Montana Wilderness Association is encouraging everyone to get outside with their summer Wilderness Walks program.

  • Crash-related deaths are down in Montana this year

    Crash-related deaths are down in Montana this year

    Friday, April 28 2017 7:55 AM EDT2017-04-28 11:55:07 GMT
    So far this year, there have been 36 traffic-related deaths compared to 52 at the same time last year.So far this year, there have been 36 traffic-related deaths compared to 52 at the same time last year.

    So far this year, there have been 36 traffic-related deaths compared to 52 at the same time last year.

    So far this year, there have been 36 traffic-related deaths compared to 52 at the same time last year.

  • Whip count: House GOP leaders struggling to secure votes for revised health care bill

    Whip count: House GOP leaders struggling to secure votes for revised health care bill

    Friday, April 28 2017 7:10 AM EDT2017-04-28 11:10:04 GMT

    House Republicans are unlikely to hold a vote this week over a revised version of their bill to repeal and replace Obamacare as they try to convince enough moderates members to support it. 

    House Republicans are unlikely to hold a vote this week over a revised version of their bill to repeal and replace Obamacare as they try to convince enough moderates members to support it. 

  • "It's time for him to support us": Coal miners look to Trump to fulfill promises

    "It's time for him to support us": Coal miners look to Trump to fulfill promises

    Friday, April 28 2017 12:47 AM EDT2017-04-28 04:47:07 GMT
    U.S. investigators are looking into whether Trump campaign representatives had a role in helping Russian intelligence as it carried out cyberattacks on the Democratic National Committee and other political targets in March 2016. (CBS News photo)U.S. investigators are looking into whether Trump campaign representatives had a role in helping Russian intelligence as it carried out cyberattacks on the Democratic National Committee and other political targets in March 2016. (CBS News photo)
    They're worried about a lot of things in the coal mines of western Pennsylvania. But how President Trump is doing at 100 days just isn't one of them. "I give him just a flat A": Students grade Trump's first 100 days Brian Thompson has spent 20 years in the mines. Tim Hroblak spent 39 years before retiring five years ago. "Rome wasn't built in a day you know," Hroblak said. "It's a process, you have to see how things go." "Every...
    They're worried about a lot of things in the coal mines of western Pennsylvania. But how President Trump is doing at 100 days just isn't one of them. "I give him just a flat A": Students grade Trump's first 100 days Brian Thompson has spent 20 years in the mines. Tim Hroblak spent 39 years before retiring five years ago. "Rome wasn't built in a day you know," Hroblak said. "It's a process, you have to see how things go." "Every...
  • 3 more students in custody for threats against Browning school

    3 more students in custody for threats against Browning school

    Friday, April 28 2017 12:22 AM EDT2017-04-28 04:22:08 GMT

    Five juveniles are now in custody following online threats to students at Napi Elementary School in Browning.

    Five juveniles are now in custody following online threats to students at Napi Elementary School in Browning.

  • New city yard location decided in Butte

    New city yard location decided in Butte

    Thursday, April 27 2017 11:53 PM EDT2017-04-28 03:53:48 GMT
    (MTN News photo)(MTN News photo)
    Butte has finally chosen the relocation site of its maintenance shop. The Council of Commissioners voted 8 to 2 Wednesday to move the shop to an 18-acre lot off of Beef Trail Road owned by Hollow Contracting.  The county needs to relocate its maintenance shop from Civic Center Road to make room for the removal on mine waste buried in that area.
    Butte has finally chosen the relocation site of its maintenance shop. The Council of Commissioners voted 8 to 2 Wednesday to move the shop to an 18-acre lot off of Beef Trail Road owned by Hollow Contracting.  The county needs to relocate its maintenance shop from Civic Center Road to make room for the removal on mine waste buried in that area.
  • Trump turns to once-mocked executive orders to tout wins

    Trump turns to once-mocked executive orders to tout wins

    Thursday, April 27 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-04-28 03:45:10 GMT

    President Donald Trump, hoping to stack his first 100 days with as many achievements as possible, has relied heavily on the use of executive orders, actions he decried as a 2016 candidate. 

    President Donald Trump, hoping to stack his first 100 days with as many achievements as possible, has relied heavily on the use of executive orders, actions he decried as a 2016 candidate. 

  • Special Election Candidate's hunting and fishing licenses come into the spotlight

    Special Election Candidate's hunting and fishing licenses come into the spotlight

    Thursday, April 27 2017 11:23 PM EDT2017-04-28 03:23:07 GMT

    Public land issues are center stage for the Special Congressional  Election, with both candidates pushing themselves as avid sportsmen. Appealing to the Montana way of life, that is what both Rob Quist and Greg Gianforte have been portraying in the ads.

    Public land issues are center stage for the Special Congressional  Election, with both candidates pushing themselves as avid sportsmen. Appealing to the Montana way of life, that is what both Rob Quist and Greg Gianforte have been portraying in the ads.

  • The county attorney's office released new details on the two MSU football players facing drug-related felonies

    The county attorney's office released new details on the two MSU football players facing drug-related felonies

    Thursday, April 27 2017 10:18 PM EDT2017-04-28 02:18:05 GMT
    More charges announced (MTN News photo)More charges announced (MTN News photo)

    Naijiel Hale, the son of rapper Nate Dogg, is now facing an additional felony charge of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. 

    Naijiel Hale, the son of rapper Nate Dogg, is now facing an additional felony charge of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. 

  • Butte baseball stadium set to be named

    Butte baseball stadium set to be named

    Thursday, April 27 2017 9:09 PM EDT2017-04-28 01:09:03 GMT
    New name for the stadium (MTN News photo)New name for the stadium (MTN News photo)

    Butte plans to name its new American Legion baseball stadium after three people who dedicated their lives to the program. 

    Butte plans to name its new American Legion baseball stadium after three people who dedicated their lives to the program. 

  • Exclusive: Federal probe of Fox News expands

    Exclusive: Federal probe of Fox News expands

    Thursday, April 27 2017 8:06 PM EDT2017-04-28 00:06:04 GMT

    The U.S. Justice Department's investigation of Fox News has widened to include a second law enforcement agency. Financial crimes experts from the United States Postal Inspection Service are now involved, according to four sources connected to the investigation. 

    The U.S. Justice Department's investigation of Fox News has widened to include a second law enforcement agency. Financial crimes experts from the United States Postal Inspection Service are now involved, according to four sources connected to the investigation. 

  • Toyota recalls 228,000 Tacoma trucks

    Toyota recalls 228,000 Tacoma trucks

    Thursday, April 27 2017 7:23 PM EDT2017-04-27 23:23:06 GMT

    Toyota is recalling 228,000 Tacoma vehicles over an issue that could cause drivers to lose control of their cars. 

    Toyota is recalling 228,000 Tacoma vehicles over an issue that could cause drivers to lose control of their cars. 

  • Dems threaten to oppose short-term spending bill if health care vote happens this week

    Dems threaten to oppose short-term spending bill if health care vote happens this week

    Thursday, April 27 2017 6:49 PM EDT2017-04-27 22:49:09 GMT
    U.S. Capitol Dome  U.S. CAPITOL ARCHITECTU.S. Capitol Dome U.S. CAPITOL ARCHITECT

    House Democrats are threatening to oppose a short-term spending bill if their Republican counterparts decide to hold a floor vote this week on legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare.

    House Democrats are threatening to oppose a short-term spending bill if their Republican counterparts decide to hold a floor vote this week on legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare.

  • Long winter didn't impact Western Montana deer, elk populations

    Long winter didn't impact Western Montana deer, elk populations

    Thursday, April 27 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-04-27 22:04:06 GMT
    While some places in the Northwest saw a higher mortality rate for deer and elk, that wasn't the case in Western Montana. (MTN News photo)While some places in the Northwest saw a higher mortality rate for deer and elk, that wasn't the case in Western Montana. (MTN News photo)

    While some places in the Northwest saw a higher mortality rate for deer and elk over the winter, that wasn't the case in Western Montana.

    While some places in the Northwest saw a higher mortality rate for deer and elk over the winter, that wasn't the case in Western Montana.

  • Butte City Theater welcomes a new troupe

    Butte City Theater welcomes a new troupe

    Thursday, April 27 2017 5:55 PM EDT2017-04-27 21:55:11 GMT

    A new theater troupe will take the stage Thursday with a one-act performance in Butte. 

    A new theater troupe will take the stage Thursday with a one-act performance in Butte. 

  • David Dao, United Airlines agree on settlement over dragging incident

    David Dao, United Airlines agree on settlement over dragging incident

    Thursday, April 27 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-04-27 21:25:05 GMT
    In a video posted online, United Airlines passenger David Dao is shown with a bloody face after he was forced off an overbooked flight on Sun., April 9, 2017, by officers at Chicago O'Hare airport.In a video posted online, United Airlines passenger David Dao is shown with a bloody face after he was forced off an overbooked flight on Sun., April 9, 2017, by officers at Chicago O'Hare airport.

    Dr. David Dao, the Kentucky physician who was dragged off a plane at O'Hare International Airport earlier this month, has reached a confidential settlement with United Airlines, CBS Chicago reports

    Dr. David Dao, the Kentucky physician who was dragged off a plane at O'Hare International Airport earlier this month, has reached a confidential settlement with United Airlines, CBS Chicago reports

  • Montana VA addresses sexual trauma in the military

    Montana VA addresses sexual trauma in the military

    Thursday, April 27 2017 4:44 PM EDT2017-04-27 20:44:09 GMT
    Montana's Veterans Affairs office hosted an event Wednesday to bring light to a problem that often hides in the shadows.Montana's Veterans Affairs office hosted an event Wednesday to bring light to a problem that often hides in the shadows.

    Major General Matthew Quinn, Montana's Adjutant General, said prevention must come from the front lines. 

    Major General Matthew Quinn, Montana's Adjutant General, said prevention must come from the front lines. 

  • “Mountain man” granted parole in kidnapping, murder case

    “Mountain man” granted parole in kidnapping, murder case

    Thursday, April 27 2017 4:35 PM EDT2017-04-27 20:35:39 GMT
    Don Nichols at a April 2012 parole hearing (MTN News photo)Don Nichols at a April 2012 parole hearing (MTN News photo)

    Don Nichols, who was convicted of kidnapping athlete Kari Swenson and killing Alan Goldstein in 1984, has been granted parole.

    Don Nichols, who was convicted of kidnapping athlete Kari Swenson and killing Alan Goldstein in 1984, has been granted parole.

  • Infrastructure bill stumbles again; Legislature extended another day

    Infrastructure bill stumbles again; Legislature extended another day

    Thursday, April 27 2017 4:01 PM EDT2017-04-27 20:01:44 GMT
    A near-empty House chamber of failed infrastructure voteA near-empty House chamber of failed infrastructure vote

    The Montana House fell two votes short of passing an $80 million infrastructure bonding bill Thursday morning, extending the 2017 Legislature another day. 

    The Montana House fell two votes short of passing an $80 million infrastructure bonding bill Thursday morning, extending the 2017 Legislature another day. 

  • FraudWatch: Social Media Scams

    FraudWatch: Social Media Scams

    Thursday, April 27 2017 3:25 PM EDT2017-04-27 19:25:38 GMT

    Social media can be a great way for people to stay in touch with friends and family. But it can also be an easy way for scammers to target you and get away with some serious cash. 

    Social media can be a great way for people to stay in touch with friends and family. But it can also be an easy way for scammers to target you and get away with some serious cash. 

  • Health of Yellowstone River focus of 2-day event in Livingston

    Health of Yellowstone River focus of 2-day event in Livingston

    Thursday, April 27 2017 3:13 PM EDT2017-04-27 19:13:27 GMT

    The health of the Yellowstone River is being discussed in Livingston today and Friday. Montana Aquatic Resources and Trout Unlimited are hosting the Yellowstone River Symposium at the Livingston Depot. It will run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday. 

    The health of the Yellowstone River is being discussed in Livingston today and Friday. Montana Aquatic Resources and Trout Unlimited are hosting the Yellowstone River Symposium at the Livingston Depot. It will run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday. 

  • Homicide investigated near Kalispell

    Homicide investigated near Kalispell

    Thursday, April 27 2017 2:01 PM EDT2017-04-27 18:01:16 GMT

    Information from witnesses indicates that a male, who late slipped under the water, was seen with three other people on the Old Steel Bridge. 

    Information from witnesses indicates that a man slipped under the water in the river near the Old Steel Bridge. The man was seen with three other people on the bridge before he was spotted in the river. 

  • Report: House Dems want to force floor vote on Trump's taxes, White House visitor logs

    Report: House Dems want to force floor vote on Trump's taxes, White House visitor logs

    Thursday, April 27 2017 1:41 PM EDT2017-04-27 17:41:46 GMT

    House Democrats are planning to force a floor fight Thursday over a bill that would require President Trump to release his taxes as well as visitor logs to the White House.

    House Democrats are planning to force a floor fight Thursday over a bill that would require President Trump to release his taxes as well as visitor logs to the White House.

  • Alabama man kills himself on Facebook Live, police say

    Alabama man kills himself on Facebook Live, police say

    Thursday, April 27 2017 1:18 PM EDT2017-04-27 17:18:43 GMT

     A 49-year-old man killed himself while broadcasting live on Facebook.

     A 49-year-old man killed himself while broadcasting live on Facebook.

  • 2 U.S. troops killed fighting ISIS in Afghanistan

    2 U.S. troops killed fighting ISIS in Afghanistan

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:32 PM EDT2017-04-27 16:32:50 GMT
    (CBS News)(CBS News)

    Two U.S. troops were killed fighting the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Thursday. 

    Two U.S. troops were killed fighting the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Thursday. 

  • Montana woman charged with murder she reported as suicide

    Montana woman charged with murder she reported as suicide

    Thursday, April 27 2017 10:56 AM EDT2017-04-27 14:56:04 GMT
    Linda ChristiansonLinda Christianson

    "The evidence shows that the knife was clearly placed in Fletcher's hand after he was deceased."

    "The evidence shows that the knife was clearly placed in Fletcher's hand after he was deceased."

  • Mnuchin: Trump tax-cut plan about "unleashing economic growth"

    Mnuchin: Trump tax-cut plan about "unleashing economic growth"

    Thursday, April 27 2017 9:42 AM EDT2017-04-27 13:42:27 GMT

    After unveiling a plan that is described as potentially being "historic tax cuts" but with few details at the White House on Wednesday, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says President Donald Trump is committed to creating economic growth for the American people.

    After unveiling a plan that is described as potentially being "historic tax cuts" but with few details at the White House on Wednesday, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says President Donald Trump is committed to creating economic growth for the American people.

  • Records show Quist, Gianforte have different hunting and fishing history

    Records show Quist, Gianforte have different hunting and fishing history

    Thursday, April 27 2017 9:10 AM EDT2017-04-27 13:10:06 GMT

    KTVH requested the public records regarding the hunting and fishing licenses for both Quist and Gianforte from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

    KTVH requested the public records regarding the hunting and fishing licenses for both Quist and Gianforte from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

  • More Americans think Trump will increase their taxes, rather than decrease them - poll

    More Americans think Trump will increase their taxes, rather than decrease them - poll

    Thursday, April 27 2017 8:30 AM EDT2017-04-27 12:30:12 GMT
    U.S. investigators are looking into whether Trump campaign representatives had a role in helping Russian intelligence as it carried out cyberattacks on the Democratic National Committee and other political targets in March 2016. (CBS News photo)U.S. investigators are looking into whether Trump campaign representatives had a role in helping Russian intelligence as it carried out cyberattacks on the Democratic National Committee and other political targets in March 2016. (CBS News photo)

    More Americans think Donald Trump will increase their taxes rather than decrease them – though Democrats are most likely to say this. 

    More Americans think Donald Trump will increase their taxes rather than decrease them – though Democrats are most likely to say this. 

  • 2 students taken into custody after online threats against Browning school

    2 students taken into custody after online threats against Browning school

    Thursday, April 27 2017 7:50 AM EDT2017-04-27 11:50:10 GMT
    Napi Elementary SchoolNapi Elementary School

    Two students who reportedly threatened to "shoot up" a school in Browning are now in custody.

    Two students who reportedly threatened to "shoot up" a school in Browning are now in custody.

  • Current, former Fox News employees speak out, alleging harassment and discrimination

    Current, former Fox News employees speak out, alleging harassment and discrimination

    Thursday, April 27 2017 7:15 AM EDT2017-04-27 11:15:08 GMT
    Kelly Wright CBS NEWSKelly Wright CBS NEWS

     In the latest lawsuit against Fox News, minority employees accuse the network of racial discrimination. 

     In the latest lawsuit against Fox News, minority employees accuse the network of racial discrimination. 

  • Trump agrees 'not to terminate NAFTA at this time'

    Trump agrees 'not to terminate NAFTA at this time'

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:58 AM EDT2017-04-27 04:58:05 GMT
    President Donald Trump (CNN photo)President Donald Trump (CNN photo)

    President Donald Trump told the leaders of Canada and Mexico Wednesday he was not immediately planning to end the North American Free Trade Agreement, a pact which he railed against as a candidate and as recently as last week declared was harmful to US workers. 

    President Donald Trump told the leaders of Canada and Mexico Wednesday he was not immediately planning to end the North American Free Trade Agreement, a pact which he railed against as a candidate and as recently as last week declared was harmful to US workers. 

  • Humans in California 130,000 years ago? Bold study says it's possible

    Humans in California 130,000 years ago? Bold study says it's possible

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:22 AM EDT2017-04-27 04:22:05 GMT
    San Diego Natural History Museum Paleontologist Don Swanson pointing at rock fragment near a large horizontal mastodon tusk fragment. (Photo courtesy of the San Diego Natural History Museum)San Diego Natural History Museum Paleontologist Don Swanson pointing at rock fragment near a large horizontal mastodon tusk fragment. (Photo courtesy of the San Diego Natural History Museum)

    A hominid species may have lived in what is now California as long as 130,000 years ago, turning the record of early humans in North America upside down, according to a provocative paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature.

    A hominid species may have lived in what is now California as long as 130,000 years ago, turning the record of early humans in North America upside down, according to a provocative paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature.

  • "Connected vehicles" discussed in Great Falls

    "Connected vehicles" discussed in Great Falls

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-04-27 03:42:09 GMT
    Educators from across the state are in Great Falls this week to hear about developments in driverless vehicles.Educators from across the state are in Great Falls this week to hear about developments in driverless vehicles.

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently forming traffic rules for the future use of "connected vehicles."

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently forming traffic rules for the future use of "connected vehicles."

  • Quist visits campus to rally voters

    Quist visits campus to rally voters

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 11:09 PM EDT2017-04-27 03:09:06 GMT
    Rally on MSU campus (MTN News photo)Rally on MSU campus (MTN News photo)

    Democratic candidate for U.S. house, Rob Quist was at Montana State University Wednesday for an early vote rally. 

    Democratic candidate for U.S. house, Rob Quist was at Montana State University Wednesday for an early vote rally. 

  • The HRDC Warming Center got a bit of a face-lift

    The HRDC Warming Center got a bit of a face-lift

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-04-27 02:38:07 GMT
    Remodeling the Warming Center (MTN News photo)Remodeling the Warming Center (MTN News photo)

    Habitat for Humanity volunteered to put up sheet rock, and create emergency exit doors, and even widen one of the doorways for wheelchair access. 

    Habitat for Humanity volunteered to put up sheet rock, and create emergency exit doors, and even widen one of the doorways for wheelchair access. 

  • Competition to stay out of your car kicks off

    Competition to stay out of your car kicks off

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 9:57 PM EDT2017-04-27 01:57:02 GMT
    Biking and walking to work to win (MTN News photo)Biking and walking to work to win (MTN News photo)

    Starting May 1, Bozeman-area employees can begin competing in the Bozeman Commuter Challenge to see who can spend the least amount of time in their car. 

    Starting May 1, Bozeman-area employees can begin competing in the Bozeman Commuter Challenge to see who can spend the least amount of time in their car. 

  • $80M construction bonding bill revived – but on life-support, as session nears end

    $80M construction bonding bill revived – but on life-support, as session nears end

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-04-27 01:16:49 GMT
    $80M infrastructure bill advances$80M infrastructure bill advances

    An $80 million infrastructure bonding bill – one of the last, most contentious issues remaining before the 2017 Montana Legislature – re-emerged Wednesday, but is on life-support until Thursday.

    An $80 million infrastructure bonding bill – one of the last, most contentious issues remaining before the 2017 Montana Legislature – re-emerged Wednesday, but is on life-support until Thursday.

  • Copper King back open for business

    Copper King back open for business

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 8:48 PM EDT2017-04-27 00:48:09 GMT
    The hotel will include a privately run salon and spa (MTN News photo)The hotel will include a privately run salon and spa (MTN News photo)

    After being vacant for three years, the Copper King Hotel in Butte opened for business. “We’re very excited to be a part of the hotel community in Butte and we think we’ve got a beautiful product that’s going to be a huge success for our hotel,” said General Manager Tom Hagreen. 

    After being vacant for three years, the Copper King Hotel in Butte opened for business. “We’re very excited to be a part of the hotel community in Butte and we think we’ve got a beautiful product that’s going to be a huge success for our hotel,” said General Manager Tom Hagreen. 

  • 2 robbed at gunpoint in Missoula neighborhood

    2 robbed at gunpoint in Missoula neighborhood

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 7:50 PM EDT2017-04-26 23:50:08 GMT
    (Missoula County Photo)(Missoula County Photo)

    Missoula Police say two people were robbed at gunpoint Monday night on Craig Lane.

    Missoula Police say two people were robbed at gunpoint Monday night on Craig Lane.

  • Trump tax plan: White House announces broad plan for tax cuts with minimal details

    Trump tax plan: White House announces broad plan for tax cuts with minimal details

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 7:35 PM EDT2017-04-26 23:35:07 GMT

    White House Economic Council Director Gary Cohn and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Wednesday laid out the administration’s skeleton plan for tax cuts that was big on promises, but remarkably sparse on details, as President Donald Trump sprints to the Saturday finish line marking his first 100 days in office.  

    White House Economic Council Director Gary Cohn and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Wednesday laid out the administration’s skeleton plan for tax cuts that was big on promises, but remarkably sparse on details, as President Donald Trump sprints to the Saturday finish line marking his first 100 days in office.  

  • Linda Christianson facing murder charge for death of Steven Fletcher

    Linda Christianson facing murder charge for death of Steven Fletcher

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 7:15 PM EDT2017-04-26 23:15:05 GMT
    Linda ChristiansonLinda Christianson

    Officers with the Cascade County Sheriff's Office served an arrest warrant to Linda Christianson for the death of Steven Fletcher. The warrant is for charges of deliberate homicide and tampering with evidence related to the Fletcher's death. Fletcher was found dead at his home at 5405 Lower River Road on March 25th.

    Fletcher was found dead at his home at 5405 Lower River Road on Sunday, March 5th.

  • Prescription Drug Take-Back Day taking place this weekend

    Prescription Drug Take-Back Day taking place this weekend

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-04-26 22:43:48 GMT
    CBS NewsCBS News

    Attorney General Tim Fox is inviting everyone to take part in the 13th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 29th.  

    Attorney General Tim Fox is inviting everyone to take part in the 13th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 29th.  

  • Billings man allegedly stabbed friend in neck while drunk

    Billings man allegedly stabbed friend in neck while drunk

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 6:32 PM EDT2017-04-26 22:32:09 GMT
    MTN News PhotoMTN News Photo

    A Billings man is accused of stabbing his friend in the neck while they were drinking alcohol at a Laurel residence on Monday. 

    A Billings man is accused of stabbing his friend in the neck while they were drinking alcohol at a Laurel residence on Monday. 

  • Prevent Child Abuse & Neglect Conference honors advocates

    Prevent Child Abuse & Neglect Conference honors advocates

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 4:08 PM EDT2017-04-26 20:08:24 GMT
    Dozens of Montanans were recognized Tuesday for their efforts to support children and families. (MTN News photo)Dozens of Montanans were recognized Tuesday for their efforts to support children and families. (MTN News photo)

    Dozens of Montanans were recognized Tuesday for their efforts to support children and families.

    Dozens of Montanans were recognized Tuesday for their efforts to support children and families.

  • Trump executive order calls for review of "egregious" federal land grab

    Trump executive order calls for review of "egregious" federal land grab

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 1:54 PM EDT2017-04-26 17:54:42 GMT

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order at the Department of the Interior Wednesday directing the review of federally designated lands to determine if the federal government should relinquish ownership to states. 

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order at the Department of the Interior Wednesday directing the review of federally designated lands to determine if the federal government should relinquish ownership to states. 

  • U.S. Air Force tests Minuteman III missile with launch from California

    U.S. Air Force tests Minuteman III missile with launch from California

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 1:11 PM EDT2017-04-26 17:11:27 GMT
    An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 12:03 a.m., PDT, April 26, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, CaliforniaAn unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 12:03 a.m., PDT, April 26, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

    Test launches are designed to verify the accuracy and reliability of the ICBMs

    Test launches are designed to verify the accuracy and reliability of the ICBMs

  • ESPN will lay off 100 on-air personalities and writers, source says

    ESPN will lay off 100 on-air personalities and writers, source says

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 12:01 PM EDT2017-04-26 16:01:31 GMT
    The cuts will only affect "talent" -- not rank-and-file employees, according to sources familiar with the matter. (Credit: Shutterstock/CNNMoney)The cuts will only affect "talent" -- not rank-and-file employees, according to sources familiar with the matter. (Credit: Shutterstock/CNNMoney)

    ESPN is shifting its focus toward digital as it faces cable subscriber losses and increased pressure on costs. 

    ESPN is shifting its focus toward digital as it faces cable subscriber losses and increased pressure on costs. 

  • Man initially denied lung transplant due to marijuana use dies

    Man initially denied lung transplant due to marijuana use dies

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 12:00 PM EDT2017-04-26 16:00:06 GMT
    Riley Hancey died on Saturday. He received a lung transplant last month after being denied the life-saving procedure months earlier after testing positive for marijuana. YOUCARING.COMRiley Hancey died on Saturday. He received a lung transplant last month after being denied the life-saving procedure months earlier after testing positive for marijuana. YOUCARING.COM

    A young man from Utah who was initially denied a life-saving transplant after he tested positive for marijuana last year has died, according to his family.

    A young man from Utah who was initially denied a life-saving transplant after he tested positive for marijuana last year has died, according to his family.

  • US loses a trade battle with Mexico over tuna

    US loses a trade battle with Mexico over tuna

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 10:28 AM EDT2017-04-26 14:28:33 GMT

    The US just lost a trade battle with Mexico. It's the first loss of the Trump era.

    The US just lost a trade battle with Mexico. It's the first loss of the Trump era.

  • Zinke says Trump executive order won't jeopardize public lands

    Zinke says Trump executive order won't jeopardize public lands

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 10:06 AM EDT2017-04-26 14:06:29 GMT
    Grand Staircase National Monument (Photo credit: Visit Southern Utah)Grand Staircase National Monument (Photo credit: Visit Southern Utah)

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says the executive order President Trump will sign Wednesday won’t jeopardize monuments or public lands for the purposes of developing oil, gas, coal, drilling.

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says the executive order President Trump will sign Wednesday won’t jeopardize monuments or public lands for the purposes of developing oil, gas, coal, drilling.

  • Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood to perform in Billings

    Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood to perform in Billings

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 9:46 AM EDT2017-04-26 13:46:03 GMT

    Country music star Garth Brooks announced Wednesday morning that he and Trisha Yearwood will perform in Billings in June. 

    Country music star Garth Brooks announced Wednesday morning that he and Trisha Yearwood will perform in Billings in June. 

  • Jury convicts Montana man of drugging, raping underage girls

    Jury convicts Montana man of drugging, raping underage girls

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 9:10 AM EDT2017-04-26 13:10:46 GMT
    Erik Nugent (Missoula County Photo)Erik Nugent (Missoula County Photo)

    Erik Nugent was arrested in September and charged with 14 felonies, including rape, sexual abuse of children, possession of child pornography and endangering the welfare of children. 

    Erik Nugent was arrested in September and charged with 14 felonies, including rape, sexual abuse of children, possession of child pornography and endangering the welfare of children. 

  • House oversight committee: Flynn might have broken the law

    House oversight committee: Flynn might have broken the law

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 1:26 AM EDT2017-04-26 05:26:04 GMT

    President Donald Trump's former national security adviser did not properly disclose payments from Russia and may have broken the law, House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz and ranking Democrat Elijah Cummings said Tuesday after reviewing Michael Flynn's application for a security clearance.

    President Donald Trump's former national security adviser did not properly disclose payments from Russia and may have broken the law, House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz and ranking Democrat Elijah Cummings said Tuesday after reviewing Michael Flynn's application for a security clearance.

  • Judge blocks part of Trump's sanctuary cities executive order

    Judge blocks part of Trump's sanctuary cities executive order

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 12:07 AM EDT2017-04-26 04:07:04 GMT

    A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a threat to take away funds from sanctuary cities -- the latest blow from the federal judiciary to President Donald Trump's immigration agenda. 

    A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a threat to take away funds from sanctuary cities -- the latest blow from the federal judiciary to President Donald Trump's immigration agenda. 

  • Montana firefighters honor captain who died from cancer

    Montana firefighters honor Billings captain who died from cancer

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 11:14 PM EDT2017-04-26 03:14:08 GMT
    Capt. Mitch Erdmann died after nearly 3 decades with BFD (MTN News)Capt. Mitch Erdmann died after nearly 3 decades with BFD (MTN News)

    A long-time Billings firefighter was laid to rest Tuesday after a hard-fought battle with cancer. 

    A long-time Billings firefighter was laid to rest Tuesday after a hard-fought battle with cancer. 

  • Legislature passes bill to comply with federal “Real ID Act”

    Legislature passes bill to comply with federal “Real ID Act”

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 10:26 PM EDT2017-04-26 02:26:08 GMT

    The Legislature passed a bill 83-17 Tuesday that offers a compromise on the 2005 federal “Real ID Act,” which standardizes state identification cards.

    The Legislature passed a bill 83-17 Tuesday that offers a compromise on the 2005 federal “Real ID Act,” which standardizes state identification cards.

  • Program hopes to inspire future healthcare workers

    Program hopes to inspire future healthcare workers

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 10:11 PM EDT2017-04-26 02:11:17 GMT

    How would you like a career where you get to drill into human bones? “I, uh, that would be something I would not want to do,” said Whitehall High School Student Garrison Shaw. Fortunately for 17-year-old Shaw and his fellow classmates they were just practicing this medical procedure on animal bones. “I was kind of nerve-wracking, but it was cool at the same time. It was interesting to see how the bone reacted to the drill and kind of icky at the same time,” ...

    How would you like a career where you get to drill into human bones? “I, uh, that would be something I would not want to do,” said Whitehall High School Student Garrison Shaw. Fortunately for 17-year-old Shaw and his fellow classmates they were just practicing this medical procedure on animal bones. “I was kind of nerve-wracking, but it was cool at the same time. It was interesting to see how the bone reacted to the drill and kind of icky at the same time,” ...

  • Robert Pirsig, former MSU instructor whose ‘Zen’ spoke to a generation, dead at 88

    Robert Pirsig, former MSU instructor whose ‘Zen’ spoke to a generation, dead at 88

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 10:07 PM EDT2017-04-26 02:07:27 GMT
    A copy of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig sits on a desk during a class about Pirsig's work at Montana State University. MSU photo by Kelly GorhamA copy of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig sits on a desk during a class about Pirsig's work at Montana State University. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham
    Robert Pirsig, the author and former Montana State English instructor who inspired a generation to look inward to the "high country of the mind" with his book "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," died at his home in Maine this week, according to his publishers. He was 88. Pirsig received an honorary doctorate from Montana State University in 2012. Pirsig taught English at what was then Montana State College between 1959 and 1961, and he wrote that hi...
    Robert Pirsig, the author and former Montana State English instructor who inspired a generation to look inward to the "high country of the mind" with his book "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," died at his home in Maine this week, according to his publishers. He was 88. Pirsig received an honorary doctorate from Montana State University in 2012. Pirsig taught English at what was then Montana State College between 1959 and 1961, and he wrote that hi...
  • Montana distillers look to expand toward Japan

    Montana distillers look to expand toward Japan

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 10:03 PM EDT2017-04-26 02:03:44 GMT

    A group of local breweries and distilleries took a trip out of the country to try and export some of their product. Bozeman Spirits recently took a trip to Japan along with seven other breweries and distilleries.

    A group of local breweries and distilleries took a trip out of the country to try and export some of their product. Bozeman Spirits recently took a trip to Japan along with seven other breweries and distilleries.

  • Supporters of Montana's medical marijuana at odds over senate bill

    Supporters of Montana's medical marijuana at odds over senate bill

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 9:38 PM EDT2017-04-26 01:38:09 GMT

    Montanans gave a resounding vote of approval to expanding access to medical marijuana and a bill to clarify certain elements of the program is now on its way to the governor’s desk.

    Montanans gave a resounding vote of approval to expanding access to medical marijuana and a bill to clarify certain elements of the program is now on its way to the governor’s desk.

  • Tester seeks permanent protection from mining in Paradise Valley

    Tester seeks permanent protection from mining in Paradise Valley

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 9:03 PM EDT2017-04-26 01:03:27 GMT

    Senator Jon Tester introduced legislation Tuesday, The Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act, which would permanently protect the land North of Yellowstone National Park from mining. The two mines proposed in the area are the Crevice mine and the Emigrant mine. 

    Senator Jon Tester introduced legislation Tuesday, The Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act, which would permanently protect the land North of Yellowstone National Park from mining. The two mines proposed in the area are the Crevice mine and the Emigrant mine. 

  • Budget deal could kill wage increase for direct-care workers

    Budget deal could kill wage increase for direct-care workers

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 8:40 PM EDT2017-04-26 00:40:03 GMT
    Rep. Jon Knokey, R-BozemanRep. Jon Knokey, R-Bozeman

    A last-minute budget deal could effectively kill a measure to raise wages for thousands of locally employed workers who take care of developmentally disabled and elderly Montanans, supporters of the bill said Tuesday. 

    A last-minute budget deal could effectively kill a measure to raise wages for thousands of locally employed workers who take care of developmentally disabled and elderly Montanans, supporters of the bill said Tuesday. 

  • Lawmakers insert $13M hospital tax in budget bill

    Lawmakers insert $13M hospital tax in budget bill

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-04-25 23:49:12 GMT
    Bob Olsen, VP of Montana Hospital Assoc.Bob Olsen, VP of Montana Hospital Assoc.

    In a surprise move Tuesday, state lawmakers endorsed a temporary $13 million tax on a dozen Montana hospitals to help balance the 2018-19 state budget – and fund a pilot program to help children attending privately run preschools. 

    In a surprise move Tuesday, state lawmakers endorsed a temporary $13 million tax on a dozen Montana hospitals to help balance the 2018-19 state budget – and fund a pilot program to help children attending privately run preschools. 

  • Investors approve Stillwater Mining acquisition

    Investors approve Stillwater Mining acquisition

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 7:32 PM EDT2017-04-25 23:32:08 GMT

    Investors with Sibanye Gold Ltd. gave a thumbs up Tuesday to acquiring Stillwater Mining Company.  

    Investors with Sibanye Gold Ltd. gave a thumbs up Tuesday to acquiring Stillwater Mining Company.  

  • Man denies trying to kill Billings woman who stole his drugs

    Man denies trying to kill Billings woman who stole his drugs

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 6:25 PM EDT2017-04-25 22:25:11 GMT
    Anthony Costello faces multiple felony charges in Yellowstone County (YCDF)Anthony Costello faces multiple felony charges in Yellowstone County (YCDF)

    The man accused of trying to kill a Billings woman who owed him money for drugs denied the charges on Tuesday. 

    The man accused of trying to kill a Billings woman who owed him money for drugs denied the charges on Tuesday. 

  • Montana man admits murder charge, says gun went off by accident

    Montana man admits murder charge, says gun went off by accident

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-04-25 21:30:12 GMT
    Austin Kroll-McLaughlin pleaded guilty on Friday to deliberate homicide in the death of Ryan William Eakin.Austin Kroll-McLaughlin pleaded guilty on Friday to deliberate homicide in the death of Ryan William Eakin.

    Austin Kroll-McLaughlin pleaded guilty to deliberate homicide in the death of Ryan William Eakin.

    Austin Kroll-McLaughlin pleaded guilty to deliberate homicide in the death of Ryan William Eakin.

  • Butte High School awarded One Class At A Time check

    Butte High School awarded One Class At A Time check

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 4:19 PM EDT2017-04-25 20:19:54 GMT

    Butte High School teacher Katie Walters accepted a "One Class At a Time" check for $250 Monday. The money will go toward funding library purchases for the school. Montana Tech’s Scott Juskiewicz, Charlie Oredigger, and KXLF's Bob Healey presented the check. 

    Butte High School teacher Katie Walters accepted a "One Class At a Time" check for $250 Monday. The money will go toward funding library purchases for the school. Montana Tech’s Scott Juskiewicz, Charlie Oredigger, and KXLF's Bob Healey presented the check. 

  • Crews respond to rollover crash near Manhattan

    Crews respond to rollover crash near Manhattan

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 3:25 PM EDT2017-04-25 19:25:48 GMT

    Crews are at the scene of a rollover 2-3 miles west of Manhattan of a rollover crash.

    A reporter at the scene said road are slick due to rain and hail. It is unknown at this time if conditions contributed to the crash.

    A Mercy Flight has landed and Montana Highway Patrol and Gallatin County Sheriff deputies are at scene, but no other details are available at this time. This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

    Crews are at the scene of a rollover 2-3 miles west of Manhattan of a rollover crash.

    A reporter at the scene said road are slick due to rain and hail. It is unknown at this time if conditions contributed to the crash.

    A Mercy Flight has landed and Montana Highway Patrol and Gallatin County Sheriff deputies are at scene, but no other details are available at this time. This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

  • Search continues for new University of Montana president

    Search continues for new University of Montana president

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 1:46 PM EDT2017-04-25 17:46:45 GMT
    The University of Montana campus in Missoula. (MTN News photo)The University of Montana campus in Missoula. (MTN News photo)

    The search for the next UM president is going national with the campus search committee ready to start running ads for the position. 

    The search for the next UM president is going national with the campus search committee ready to start running ads for the position. 

  • Centerline rumble strips expanded in MT for highway safety

    Centerline rumble strips expanded in MT for highway safety

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 1:25 PM EDT2017-04-25 17:25:54 GMT
    A study by the Federal Highway Administration found the center line rumble strips are an effective way to reduce crashes. (MTN News photo)A study by the Federal Highway Administration found the center line rumble strips are an effective way to reduce crashes. (MTN News photo)

    The work to install centerline rumble strips for highways includes Montana Highway 200 between Clearwater Junction and Great Falls.

    The work to install centerline rumble strips for highways includes Montana Highway 200 between Clearwater Junction and Great Falls.

  • Montana Made: World's best burger is made in Montana

    Montana Made: World's best burger is made in Montana

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 10:47 AM EDT2017-04-25 14:47:30 GMT
    The Burger Dive serves up award winning lunch (MTN News/Brandon Sullivan Photo)The Burger Dive serves up award winning lunch (MTN News/Brandon Sullivan Photo)

    After playing football at Rocky Mountain College and spending 15 years working with children and families, Brad Halsten decided to follow his passion for food.

    After playing football at Rocky Mountain College and spending 15 years working with children and families, Brad Halsten decided to follow his passion for food.

  • U.S., North Korea face off in high-stakes game of chicken

    U.S., North Korea face off in high-stakes game of chicken

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 10:19 AM EDT2017-04-25 14:19:45 GMT

    North Korea lashes out as tensions grow with U.S. North Korea conducted a large-scale, live-fire military drill on Tuesday morning in yet another show of force. It was part of celebrations marking the 85th anniversary of the founding of the country’s military. 

    North Korea lashes out as tensions grow with U.S. North Korea conducted a large-scale, live-fire military drill on Tuesday morning in yet another show of force. It was part of celebrations marking the 85th anniversary of the founding of the country’s military. 

  • Livingston man’s knee surgery a first with robotic assistance

    Livingston man’s knee surgery a first with robotic assistance

    Mark Baker, who lives in Livingston, recently had knee surgery. (MTN News photo)Mark Baker, who lives in Livingston, recently had knee surgery. (MTN News photo)

    A Livingston man recently had partial knee replacement surgery.  On the surface that's nothing new.   But the surgeon who performed replacement had some help from a hand-held robot. Mark Baker, who lives in Livingston, recently had knee surgery.   

    A Livingston man recently had partial knee replacement surgery.  On the surface that's nothing new.   But the surgeon who performed replacement had some help from a hand-held robot. Mark Baker, who lives in Livingston, recently had knee surgery.   

  • Bullock vetoes bill updating Montana's trespass laws

    Bullock vetoes bill updating Montana's trespass laws

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 9:08 AM EDT2017-04-25 13:08:47 GMT
    MTN News photoMTN News photo

    While Governor Steve Bullock has signed more than 200 bills into law so far this legislative session, he’s vetoed 13. 

    While Governor Steve Bullock has signed more than 200 bills into law so far this legislative session, he’s vetoed 13. 

  • Man admits to vandalizing Corvallis church

    Man admits to vandalizing Corvallis church

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 8:00 AM EDT2017-04-25 12:00:27 GMT
    Matthew McClune, 26, of Hamilton (RCSO photo)Matthew McClune, 26, of Hamilton (RCSO photo)

    A Hamilton man now says he's guilty of breaking into and vandalizing a Corvallis church last month. 

    A Hamilton man now says he's guilty of breaking into and vandalizing a Corvallis church last month. 

  • Accused killer of Poplar baby agrees to plead guilty

    Accused killer of Poplar baby agrees to plead guilty

    Monday, April 24 2017 10:16 PM EDT2017-04-25 02:16:08 GMT
    Kenzley OlsonKenzley Olson

    The woman accused of killing a Poplar baby and dumping her body in the garbage in April of 2016 has agreed to plead guilty.

    The woman accused of killing a Poplar baby and dumping her body in the garbage in April of 2016 has agreed to plead guilty.

  • Public meetings set for Yellowstone anglers

    Public meetings set for Yellowstone anglers

    Monday, April 24 2017 8:29 PM EDT2017-04-25 00:29:54 GMT

    Fishing season in Yellowstone National Park is about a month away, and anglers are getting an education about the threats the park’s fish face.

    Fishing season in Yellowstone National Park is about a month away, and anglers are getting an education about the threats the park’s fish face.

  • State budget may include unusual `trigger’ language, to cut programs further

    State budget may include unusual `trigger’ language, to cut programs further

    Monday, April 24 2017 7:41 PM EDT2017-04-24 23:41:07 GMT
    Rep. Nancy Ballance, R-HamiltonRep. Nancy Ballance, R-Hamilton

    As Montana lawmakers complete work on the state’s $10 billion, two-year budget, they’re also planning to insert a new wrinkle that could end up cutting – or adding – millions of dollars in spending in the future. 

    As Montana lawmakers complete work on the state’s $10 billion, two-year budget, they’re also planning to insert a new wrinkle that could end up cutting – or adding – millions of dollars in spending in the future. 

  • Suspect in fatal hit and run near Great Falls faces charges

    Suspect in fatal hit and run near Great Falls faces charges

    Monday, April 24 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-04-24 23:33:34 GMT
    Marvin Knutson (MTN News)Marvin Knutson (MTN News)

    The semi truck driver accused of fleeing the scene of a fatal crash he caused near Great Falls told farmers in Hardin that he had hit a deer, according to court documents. 

    The semi truck driver accused of fleeing the scene of a fatal crash he caused near Great Falls told farmers in Hardin that he had hit a deer, according to court documents. 

  • Man charged with assault and kidnapping in Great Falls

    Parisian charged with assault and kidnapping in Great Falls

    Monday, April 24 2017 5:40 PM EDT2017-04-24 21:40:06 GMT
    Kevin ParisianKevin Parisian

    Kevin J. Parisian, the man who was shot by a Great Falls police officer last week, has been charged with kidnapping and assault. Parisian on was charged on Monday with aggravated kidnapping and assault with a weapon.  After being released from Benefis hospital, he was arrested on a $250,000 warrant. Court documents state that  Parisian was involved in a physical fight with a woman at an apartment at 4251 Central Avenue.  Great Falls Police Chief David Bowen said tha...

    As a result of the dangerous situation and Parisian’s alleged failure to comply, one of the officers shot him.

  • Authorities release name of man killed in Highway 212 crash

    Authorities release name of man killed in Highway 212 crash

    Monday, April 24 2017 4:05 PM EDT2017-04-24 20:05:03 GMT
    RedElk Lonebear (Facebook)RedElk Lonebear (Facebook)

    Authorities on Monday released the name of a 23-year-old Lame Deer man killed in a head-on collision.

    Authorities on Monday released the name of a 23-year-old Lame Deer man killed in a head-on collision.

  • Kalispell-area sting nets several arrests for soliciting prostitution

    Kalispell-area sting nets several arrests for soliciting prostitution

    Monday, April 24 2017 3:02 PM EDT2017-04-24 19:02:29 GMT
    (MTN News photo)(MTN News photo)

    Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says that criminal charges have been filed against seven people for soliciting prostitution. 

    Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says that criminal charges have been filed against seven people for soliciting prostitution. 

  • Recovery continue for MHP trooper hurt in head-on crash

    Recovery continue for MHP trooper hurt in head-on crash

    Monday, April 24 2017 12:42 PM EDT2017-04-24 16:42:14 GMT
    Montana Highway Patrol Sergeant Scott Bennett (MTN News file photo)Montana Highway Patrol Sergeant Scott Bennett (MTN News file photo)

    Sgt. Scott Bennett Bennett was hurt when his cruiser was hit head-on by a car which lost control on a snowy corner on U.S. Highway 93 South.

    Sgt. Scott Bennett Bennett was hurt when his cruiser was hit head-on by a car which lost control on a snowy corner on U.S. Highway 93 South.

  • Photo shoot helps homeless pets

    Photo shoot helps homeless pets

    Monday, April 24 2017 9:16 AM EDT2017-04-24 13:16:08 GMT
    Rudi Marten shooting pictures at Rimrock Mall on Sunday.Rudi Marten shooting pictures at Rimrock Mall on Sunday.

    Some special pictures will help a photography business and lost and homeless pets. Clark Marten Photography set up at the Rimrock Mall Sunday afternoon. 

    Some special pictures will help a photography business and lost and homeless pets. Clark Marten Photography set up at the Rimrock Mall Sunday afternoon. 

  • Trump Jr. talks about preserving American traditions

    Trump Jr. talks about preserving American traditions

    Monday, April 24 2017 8:06 AM EDT2017-04-24 12:06:11 GMT
    Donald Trump Jr. at rally for Greg Gianforte on Friday.Donald Trump Jr. at rally for Greg Gianforte on Friday.

    The son of the President campaigned in Montana this weekend. Donald Trump Jr. helped Republican Greg Gianforte in his race against Rob Quist in the special election to  replace Ryan Zinke, now the Interior Secretary.

    The son of the President campaigned in Montana this weekend. Donald Trump Jr. helped Republican Greg Gianforte in his race against Rob Quist in the special election to  replace Ryan Zinke, now the Interior Secretary.

  • Missoula class teaches women ways to stay safe

    Missoula class teaches women ways to stay safe

    Sunday, April 23 2017 10:18 PM EDT2017-04-24 02:18:09 GMT

    A martial arts studio in Missoula is helping equip women with the tools and the attitude they need to defend themselves in dangerous situations.

    A martial arts studio in Missoula is helping equip women with the tools and the attitude they need to defend themselves in dangerous situations.

  • Guardians of the Children host Child Abuse Awareness Event

    Guardians of the Children host Child Abuse Awareness Event

    Sunday, April 23 2017 9:47 PM EDT2017-04-24 01:47:07 GMT
    Bringing awareness to child abuse (MTN News photo)Bringing awareness to child abuse (MTN News photo)

    Another local group recognized Child Abuse Awareness Month on Sunday.  Guardians of the Children, an international motorcycle group that aims to make communities aware of child abuse hosted the event. 

    Another local group recognized Child Abuse Awareness Month on Sunday.  Guardians of the Children, an international motorcycle group that aims to make communities aware of child abuse hosted the event. 

  • March for science draws large turnout in Bozeman

    March for science draws large turnout in Bozeman

    Sunday, April 23 2017 9:06 PM EDT2017-04-24 01:06:07 GMT
    Large crowd shows up in Bozeman (MTN News photo)Large crowd shows up in Bozeman (MTN News photo)

    A nationwide movement  took to the streets of downtown Bozeman this weekend. 

    A nationwide movement  took to the streets of downtown Bozeman this weekend. 

  • Little Shell Tribe holds quarterly meeting

    Little Shell Tribe holds quarterly meeting

    Sunday, April 23 2017 8:48 PM EDT2017-04-24 00:48:51 GMT

    They discussed future business projects, committee reports, and the ongoing effort to attain federal recognition as an official tribe.

    They discussed future business projects, committee reports, and the ongoing effort to attain federal recognition as an official tribe.

  • Seeding clouds for more snow pack

    Sunday, April 23 2017 8:22 PM EDT2017-04-24 00:22:32 GMT
    : This experiment is to produce more snowfall amounts: This experiment is to produce more snowfall amounts

    Researchers from the University of Wyoming, Colorado and Illinois partnered with Idaho Power to increase winter precipitation. 

    Researchers from the University of Wyoming, Colorado and Illinois partnered with Idaho Power to increase winter precipitation. 

  • Sun River Robotics achieves 1st Place at Worlds Robotics Championship

    Sun River Robotics achieves 1st Place at Worlds Robotics Championship

    Sunday, April 23 2017 7:25 PM EDT2017-04-23 23:25:08 GMT

    The team returned from placing in the top bracket out of 128 teams at an international robotics competition in Houston earlier this week.

    The team returned from placing in the top bracket out of 128 teams at an international robotics competition in Houston earlier this week.

  • Women learn about salary negotiations

    Women learn about salary negotiations

    Sunday, April 23 2017 5:57 PM EDT2017-04-23 21:57:05 GMT
    (MTN News photo)(MTN News photo)

    According to the American Association of University Women (AAUW), women make about 73 percent of what men are payed in Montana. Negotiating salary is one factor in that difference. 

    According to the American Association of University Women (AAUW), women make about 73 percent of what men are payed in Montana. Negotiating salary is one factor in that difference. 

  • Helena Boy Scouts help in fight against hunger

    Helena Boy Scouts help in fight against hunger

    Sunday, April 23 2017 10:58 AM EDT2017-04-23 14:58:07 GMT

    The food is being given to Helena Food Share, that helps under- privileged families. 

    The food is being given to Helena Food Share, that helps under- privileged families. 

  • 4H and FFA members gather in Great Falls for "Golden Triangle Preview Show"

    4H and FFA members gather in Great Falls for "Golden Triangle Preview Show"

    Sunday, April 23 2017 9:17 AM EDT2017-04-23 13:17:07 GMT

    More than 140 4H and FFA members, ages eight to twenty-one, brought their show cattle to be judged.

    More than 140 4H and FFA members, ages eight to twenty-one, brought their show cattle to be judged. 

  • Miles City fire destroys trailer home, kills pets

    Miles City fire destroys trailer home, kills pets

    Sunday, April 23 2017 7:48 AM EDT2017-04-23 11:48:05 GMT

    A joint response from Miles City Fire and Rescue and the Custer County Fire Department were initially dispatched to someone trapped inside of the burning trailer home. When emergency response arrived, there were no people inside of the trailer, according to Miles City Fire and Rescue. 

    A joint response from Miles City Fire and Rescue and the Custer County Fire Department were initially dispatched to someone trapped inside of the burning trailer home. When emergency response arrived, there were no people inside of the trailer, according to Miles City Fire and Rescue. 

  • Gianforte brings Donald Trump, Jr. to visit Bozeman

    Gianforte brings Donald Trump, Jr. to visit Bozeman

    Sunday, April 23 2017 12:48 AM EDT2017-04-23 04:48:42 GMT
    (MTN News photo)(MTN News photo)

    Greg Gianforte is back in Bozeman after a statewide rally tour over the past two days. The republican congressional nominee held a rally Saturday night with Donald Trump Jr. at Copper Spring Ranch. 

    Greg Gianforte is back in Bozeman after a statewide rally tour over the past two days. The republican congressional nominee held a rally Saturday night with Donald Trump Jr. at Copper Spring Ranch. 

  • Bozeman prom celebrates with after party

    Bozeman prom celebrates with after party

    Sunday, April 23 2017 12:40 AM EDT2017-04-23 04:40:58 GMT
    (MTN News photo)(MTN News photo)

    This marks the 23rd year Bozeman High School students have had the option of a safe fun place to go after prom.   

    This marks the 23rd year Bozeman High School students have had the option of a safe fun place to go after prom.   

  • Billings water walk brings fresh water to Africa

    Billings water walk brings fresh water to Africa

    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-04-23 03:57:07 GMT

    Walk for Water has led to the drilling of wells to help people get clean water in Africa. Several organizations made up the 10th annual walk at Rocky Mountain College on Saturday.

    Walk for Water has led to the drilling of wells to help people get clean water in Africa. Several organizations made up the 10th annual walk at Rocky Mountain College on Saturday.

  • Alarm sounded at Montana State Prison

    Alarm sounded at Montana State Prison

    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:54 PM EDT2017-04-23 03:54:29 GMT
    Warden is looking to hire 60 corrections officers (MTN News photo)Warden is looking to hire 60 corrections officers (MTN News photo)

    Saturday afternoon Montana State Prison sounded the alarm for a missing inmate.   At 4:30 p.m. Saturday Harry Robert Lamar was reported "unaccounted for."   Staff immediately began a search of the facility and found Lamar within the fenced area of the Industries Compound.  Lamar was sentenced in 2007 in Missoula County for Sexual Intercourse without Consent, Aggravated Kidnapping, and Burglary.   He is serving a 150 year sentence as is not eligible fo...

    Saturday afternoon Montana State Prison sounded the alarm for a missing inmate.   At 4:30 p.m. Saturday Harry Robert Lamar was reported "unaccounted for."   Staff immediately began a search of the facility and found Lamar within the fenced area of the Industries Compound.  Lamar was sentenced in 2007 in Missoula County for Sexual Intercourse without Consent, Aggravated Kidnapping, and Burglary.   He is serving a 150 year sentence as is not eligible fo...

  • Civil Air Patrol ceremony held in Helena

    Civil Air Patrol ceremony held in Helena

    Saturday, April 22 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-04-23 02:29:05 GMT

    Civil Air Patrol volunteers, also known as CAP, played a tremendous role in WWII Major General Joseph R. Vasquez Civil Air Patrol for the Air force Auxiliary, talked to cadets about the significance of aerospace, and aviation. 

    Civil Air Patrol volunteers, also known as CAP, played a tremendous role in WWII Major General Joseph R. Vasquez Civil Air Patrol for the Air force Auxiliary, talked to cadets about the significance of aerospace, and aviation. 

  • MHP investigating fatal accident in Three Forks

    MHP investigating fatal accident in Three Forks

    Saturday, April 22 2017 9:48 PM EDT2017-04-23 01:48:58 GMT

    A Wisconsin man was killed in a car crash just outside Three Forks around noon today. The wreck happened on Interstate 90 under its interchange with U.S. Highway 287. 

    A Wisconsin man was killed in a car crash just outside Three Forks around noon today. The wreck happened on Interstate 90 under its interchange with U.S. Highway 287. 

  • March for Science held in Yellowstone

    March for Science held in Yellowstone

    Saturday, April 22 2017 9:02 PM EDT2017-04-23 01:02:08 GMT
    March for Science was held at Old Faithful (MTN News photo)March for Science was held at Old Faithful (MTN News photo)

    The March for Science took place at around 500 venues across the country today, but perhaps none were quite as spectacular as Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park.  MTN’s John Sherer was there as protesters sought support to block proposed cuts to science programs.

    The March for Science took place at around 500 venues across the country today, but perhaps none were quite as spectacular as Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park.  MTN’s John Sherer was there as protesters sought support to block proposed cuts to science programs.

  • Donald Trump, Jr is visiting the Gallatin Valley

    Donald Trump, Jr is visiting the Gallatin Valley

    Saturday, April 22 2017 8:41 PM EDT2017-04-23 00:41:46 GMT
    Campaigning in western Montana on Friday (MTN News photo)Campaigning in western Montana on Friday (MTN News photo)

    Donald Trump, Jr, the son of President Trump, is traveling across western Montana this weekend hitting the trail for Greg Gianforte in his race for congress. Saturday evening finds him at the Copper Springs Ranch and we have a preview of what is happening there from MTN's Lena Blietz.

    Donald Trump, Jr, the son of President Trump, is traveling across western Montana this weekend, hitting the trail for Greg Gianforte in his race for congress. Saturday evening finds him at the Copper Springs Ranch and we have a preview of what is happening there from MTN's Lena Blietz.

  • Recruits attend boot camp at Fort Harrison

    Recruits attend boot camp at Fort Harrison

    Saturday, April 22 2017 6:34 PM EDT2017-04-22 22:34:09 GMT
    Buses full of the new recruits from all over the state arrived at the Fort Harrison for a boot camp. (MTN News photo)Buses full of the new recruits from all over the state arrived at the Fort Harrison for a boot camp. (MTN News photo)

    Buses full of the new recruits from all over the state arrived at the Fort Harrison Friday for a boot camp and were “welcomed” by their drill sergeants. 

    Buses full of the new recruits from all over the state arrived at the Fort Harrison Friday for a boot camp and were “welcomed” by their drill sergeants. 

  • New trial date set in Knowles homicide case

    New trial date set in Knowles homicide case

    Saturday, April 22 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-04-22 21:45:09 GMT

    The trial for Joseph Edward Knowles is now set for October after the defense asked for a delay. 

    The trial for Joseph Edward Knowles is now set for October after the defense asked for a delay. 

  • McCrea reported as escapee from pre-release in Helena

    McCrea reported as escapee from pre-release in Helena

    Saturday, April 22 2017 4:13 PM EDT2017-04-22 20:13:03 GMT
    Yancy Lee MccreaYancy Lee Mccrea

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Helena Police Department at 406-443-3233.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Helena Police Department at 406-443-3233.

  • GFPD conducts alcohol compliance check on 34 Great Falls businesses

    GFPD conducts alcohol compliance check on 34 Great Falls businesses

    Saturday, April 22 2017 3:31 PM EDT2017-04-22 19:31:02 GMT

    Thirty-two businesses successfully completed the compliance check for a success rate of 94%.

    Thirty-two businesses successfully completed the compliance check for a success rate of 94%.

  • UPDATE

    Helena high speed chase suspect faces new charges in Missoula

    Helena high speed chase suspect faces new charges in Missoula

    Saturday, April 22 2017 2:06 PM EDT2017-04-22 18:06:09 GMT
    John Finley, Jr., 23, was taken into custody at around 4 p.m. on Thursday on the north side of Missoula. (MCSO photo)John Finley, Jr., 23, was taken into custody at around 4 p.m. on Thursday on the north side of Missoula. (MCSO photo)

    John Finley, Jr., 23, was taken into custody at around 4 p.m. on Thursday on the north side of Missoula. 

    John Finley, Jr., 23, was taken into custody at around 4 p.m. on Thursday on the north side of Missoula. 

  • Ronan man accused of arson, attempted murder pleads not guilty

    Ronan man accused of arson, attempted murder pleads not guilty

    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:51 AM EDT2017-04-22 15:51:09 GMT
    (Lake County Photo)(Lake County Photo)

    Ronan man accused of setting a man's house on fire and endangering his life after stealing thousands in cash says he's not guilty.

    Ronan man accused of setting a man's house on fire and endangering his life after stealing thousands in cash says he's not guilty.

  • Woman sentenced in Ravalli Co. embezzlement case

    Woman sentenced in Ravalli Co. embezzlement case

    Saturday, April 22 2017 10:18 AM EDT2017-04-22 14:18:06 GMT
    (Ravalli County Photo)(Ravalli County Photo)

    An Anaconda woman who embezzled over $8,000 from Ravalli County Justice Court while serving as a clerk will serve a short jail sentence.

    An Anaconda woman who embezzled over $8,000 from Ravalli County Justice Court while serving as a clerk will serve a short jail sentence.

  • Blackfeet Tribal Chairman reacts to water rights approval

    Blackfeet Tribal Chairman reacts to water rights approval

    Saturday, April 22 2017 8:54 AM EDT2017-04-22 12:54:09 GMT
    Tribal leaders held a press conference at the Holiday Inn in Great Falls on Friday morning.Tribal leaders held a press conference at the Holiday Inn in Great Falls on Friday morning.

    Barnes said 1,894 voters approved of the water compact while 631 voted against it. Barnes said that one of the main arguments that the opposition claimed was that the tribal government isn’t qualified to administer over such a complicated and vast natural resource. 

    Barnes said 1,894 voters approved of the water compact while 631 voted against it. Barnes said that one of the main arguments that the opposition claimed was that the tribal government isn’t qualified to administer over such a complicated and vast natural resource. 

  • Montana House debates statewide sales tax, and ditches it

    Montana House debates statewide sales tax, and ditches it

    Friday, April 21 2017 11:49 PM EDT2017-04-22 03:49:05 GMT

    A bill to impose a 2 percent statewide sales tax and use the revenue to replace most property taxes came to the Montana House floor Friday – before members overwhelmingly rejected it. 

    A bill to impose a 2 percent statewide sales tax and use the revenue to replace most property taxes came to the Montana House floor Friday – before members overwhelmingly rejected it. 

  • Big Brother auditions held at the mall

    Big Brother auditions held at the mall

    Friday, April 21 2017 11:09 PM EDT2017-04-22 03:09:06 GMT
    Audition for Big Brother (MTN News photo)Audition for Big Brother (MTN News photo)

    The Gallatin Valley Mall looked more like a TV studio today.  KBZK held an open casting call for the CBS reality show Big Brother.  

    The Gallatin Valley Mall looked more like a TV studio today.  KBZK held an open casting call for the CBS reality show Big Brother.  

  • Donald Trump, Jr. hits the trail in Montana special election

    Donald Trump, Jr. hits the trail in Montana special election

    Friday, April 21 2017 10:48 PM EDT2017-04-22 02:48:08 GMT
    Donald Trump, Jr. at rally for Greg Gianforte (MTN News photo)Donald Trump, Jr. at rally for Greg Gianforte (MTN News photo)

    With the special election just over four weeks away, the national spotlight is on Montana and the race for Montana's vacant house seat. 

    With the special election just over four weeks away, the national spotlight is on Montana and the race for Montana's vacant house seat. 

  • Shooting free throws to raise funds

    Shooting free throws to raise funds

    Friday, April 21 2017 10:44 PM EDT2017-04-22 02:44:18 GMT
    Shooting free throws to raise money for festival (MTN News photo)Shooting free throws to raise money for festival (MTN News photo)

    What’s the secret to shooting good free throws? “Start out with the ball out in front of you on your finger tips, then you want to make a nice “L”, you got your knees bent and then it’s all straight up at the same time, so you want to lift and shoot at the same time,” said Matt Boyle. 

    What’s the secret to shooting good free throws? “Start out with the ball out in front of you on your finger tips, then you want to make a nice “L”, you got your knees bent and then it’s all straight up at the same time, so you want to lift and shoot at the same time,” said Matt Boyle. 

  • 'Operation Kidsafe' taking place this weekend

    'Operation Kidsafe' taking place this weekend

    Friday, April 21 2017 10:40 PM EDT2017-04-22 02:40:23 GMT
    (MTN News photo)(MTN News photo)

    If you’re looking for a family outing this weekend, Saturday Gallatin Subaru is hosting Operation Kidsafe. At the event your child's picture and finger prints will be taken. 

    If you’re looking for a family outing this weekend, Saturday Gallatin Subaru is hosting Operation Kidsafe. At the event your child's picture and finger prints will be taken. 

  • Osprey helping researchers in cleaning Montana river

    Osprey helping researchers in cleaning Montana river

    Friday, April 21 2017 10:34 PM EDT2017-04-22 02:34:23 GMT
    Iris and Louis aren't just reality TV stars. They're also key members of a research team keeping tabs on the health of the Clark Fork River. (MTN News photo)Iris and Louis aren't just reality TV stars. They're also key members of a research team keeping tabs on the health of the Clark Fork River. (MTN News photo)

    The osprey Iris and Louis are key members of a research team keeping tabs on the health of the Clark Fork River.

    The osprey Iris and Louis are key members of a research team keeping tabs on the health of the Clark Fork River.

  • Rally for healthcare held in Bozeman

    Rally for healthcare held in Bozeman

    Friday, April 21 2017 10:16 PM EDT2017-04-22 02:16:07 GMT
    Rally for healthcare  (MTN News photo)Rally for healthcare (MTN News photo)

    Another rally was held in Downtown Bozeman Friday morning. A group of women gathered outside of Senator Jon Tester's office with bottles of prescription pills. 

    Another rally was held in Downtown Bozeman Friday morning. A group of women gathered outside of Senator Jon Tester's office with bottles of prescription pills. 

  • Yellowstone is back open for the summer season

    Yellowstone is back open for the summer season

    Friday, April 21 2017 8:45 PM EDT2017-04-22 00:45:09 GMT
    Yellowstone National Park is open for summer tourism (MTN News photo)Yellowstone National Park is open for summer tourism (MTN News photo)

    The roads are back open at Yellowstone and after a record number of tourists last year, the park is expecting even more this year. 

    The roads are back open at Yellowstone and after a record number of tourists last year, the park is expecting even more this year. 

  • US Supreme Court won't hear Montana Green Party appeal

    US Supreme Court won't hear Montana Green Party appeal

    Friday, April 21 2017 8:23 PM EDT2017-04-22 00:23:06 GMT
    Missoula's Thomas Breck, a member of the Green Party, (MTN News photo)Missoula's Thomas Breck, a member of the Green Party, (MTN News photo)

    The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down the Montana Green Party's request to get their candidate on the Congressional Special Election ballot. 

    The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down the Montana Green Party's request to get their candidate on the Congressional Special Election ballot. 

  • Blackfeet tribal members approve water compact

    Blackfeet tribal members approve water compact

    Friday, April 21 2017 7:15 PM EDT2017-04-21 23:15:08 GMT
    From the Blackfeet websiteFrom the Blackfeet website

    A majority of Blackfeet Nation voters on Thursday voted to approve a water rights agreement with Montana and the United States.

    The Tribe’s approval was the final element needed for the compact to become effective.  

  • Bill gives PSC more power to scrutinize NW Energy electric rates

    Bill gives PSC more power to scrutinize NW Energy electric rates

    Friday, April 21 2017 7:06 PM EDT2017-04-21 23:06:17 GMT
    Public Service Commissioner Travis KavullaPublic Service Commissioner Travis Kavulla

    A bill giving state regulators more power to scrutinize electricity costs that NorthWestern Energy passes on to its Montana customers is on its way to the desk of Gov. Steve Bullock. 

    A bill giving state regulators more power to scrutinize electricity costs that NorthWestern Energy passes on to its Montana customers is on its way to the desk of Gov. Steve Bullock. 

  • Helena firefighters quickly extinguish fire on train

    Helena firefighters quickly extinguish fire on train

    Friday, April 21 2017 5:58 PM EDT2017-04-21 21:58:06 GMT
    A fire on on a BNSF train in Helena was quickly extinguished, and there were no injuries.A fire on on a BNSF train in Helena was quickly extinguished, and there were no injuries.

    A crew member on the train noticed smoke and stopped the engine just before it reach the crossing. 

    A crew member on the train noticed smoke and stopped the engine just before it reach the crossing. 

  • BNSF to lay off 55 in Glendive

    BNSF to lay off 55 in Glendive

    Friday, April 21 2017 5:22 PM EDT2017-04-21 21:22:08 GMT

    BNSF will cut 55 jobs in Glendive.  

    BNSF will cut 55 jobs in Glendive.  

  • Butte man fined $11K for shooting deer in Uptown Butte

    Butte man fined $11K for shooting deer in Uptown Butte

    Friday, April 21 2017 3:10 PM EDT2017-04-21 19:10:31 GMT
    Fish Wildlife and Parks officials are investigating the possible shooting of a deer in Uptown Butte.Fish Wildlife and Parks officials are investigating the possible shooting of a deer in Uptown Butte.

    A 20-year-old Butte man pleaded guilty this week to illegally shooting and killing a mule deer buck that was found dead in Uptown Butte in September 2016, according to a news release from the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

    A 20-year-old Butte man pleaded guilty this week to illegally shooting and killing a mule deer buck that was found dead in Uptown Butte in September 2016, according to a news release from the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

  • MT House endorses final version of fuel-tax increase

    MT House endorses final version of fuel-tax increase

    Friday, April 21 2017 2:21 PM EDT2017-04-21 18:21:20 GMT
    Rep. Frank Garner, R-KalispellRep. Frank Garner, R-Kalispell

    Montana’s current state fuel tax is 27 cents per gallon for gasoline and 27.75 cents for diesel.

    Montana’s current state fuel tax is 27 cents per gallon for gasoline and 27.75 cents for diesel.

  • Sampson to speak at Tech commencement

    Sampson to speak at Tech commencement

    Friday, April 21 2017 1:28 PM EDT2017-04-21 17:28:28 GMT

    The keynote address at Montana Tech’s commencement ceremony will be delivered former head men’s basketball coach Kelvin Sampson. The ceremony is set for Saturday, May 6, 2017. 

    The keynote address at Montana Tech’s commencement ceremony will be delivered former head men’s basketball coach Kelvin Sampson. The ceremony is set for Saturday, May 6, 2017. 

  • MSU Rodeo sets new attendance records for spring rodeo

    MSU Rodeo sets new attendance records for spring rodeo

    Friday, April 21 2017 11:31 AM EDT2017-04-21 15:31:55 GMT
    MSU's 2017 spring rodeo set attendance records with more than 8,000 attendees during the four performances. MSU Photo by Adrian Sanchez-GonzalezMSU's 2017 spring rodeo set attendance records with more than 8,000 attendees during the four performances. MSU Photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez

    Attendance at MSU’s recent spring rodeo set new attendance records, MSU officials have announced. More than 8,100 people attended the four performances of the rodeo, held the first weekend in April, according to Andy Bolich, head coach of the MSU Rodeo Team. 

    Attendance at MSU’s recent spring rodeo set new attendance records, MSU officials have announced. More than 8,100 people attended the four performances of the rodeo, held the first weekend in April, according to Andy Bolich, head coach of the MSU Rodeo Team. 

  • Suspect in assault shot by police officer in Great Falls

    Suspect in assault shot by police officer in Great Falls

    Friday, April 21 2017 9:32 AM EDT2017-04-21 13:32:47 GMT
    Crime scene tape at apartment building in Great Falls on April 20, 2017Crime scene tape at apartment building in Great Falls on April 20, 2017

    The man was taken to Benefis Health System for treatment of his injuries and is reported to be in "stable" condition.

    The man was taken to Benefis Health System for treatment of his injuries and is reported to be in "stable" condition.

  • Montana Digital Media Summit to be held in Billings

    Montana Digital Media Summit to be held in Billings

    Friday, April 21 2017 9:19 AM EDT2017-04-21 13:19:07 GMT

    Business owners, marketers, and anyone interested in digital trends are invited to attend Montana's premiere digital marketing conference.

    Business owners, marketers, and anyone interested in digital trends are invited to attend Montana's premiere digital marketing conference.

  • Lion King takes center stage this weekend

    Lion King takes center stage this weekend

    Friday, April 21 2017 8:57 AM EDT2017-04-21 12:57:03 GMT
    Lion King put on by students from Anderson School (MTN News photo)Lion King put on by students from Anderson School (MTN News photo)

    Since January, the 3rd, 8th grade students at Anderson school have been working around the clock on their spring production. 

    Since January, the 3rd, 8th grade students at Anderson school have been working around the clock on their spring production. 

  • Missoula Art Park set to open on Earth Day

    Missoula Art Park set to open on Earth Day

    Friday, April 21 2017 8:24 AM EDT2017-04-21 12:24:08 GMT

    The park will open on the corner of Pattee and Pine street in downtown Missoula, featuring the work of six artists.

    The park will open on the corner of Pattee and Pine street in downtown Missoula, featuring the work of six artists.

  • A bite of history: Defunct Billings restaurants

    A bite of history: Defunct Billings restaurants

    Friday, April 21 2017 7:10 AM EDT2017-04-21 11:10:05 GMT
    Wong Village was a Billings favorite (Wong)Wong Village was a Billings favorite (Wong)

    History can be recorded in countless ways, like seeing the shift in industry or advances in technology.

    History can be recorded in countless ways, like seeing the shift in industry or advances in technology.

  • Roundabouts showing up around Bozeman

    Roundabouts showing up around Bozeman

    Friday, April 21 2017 12:09 AM EDT2017-04-21 04:09:18 GMT
    Roundabouts are more expensive to install than traditional traffic sign or lights but they do save money for drivers who don't have to stop and start. (MTN News photo)Roundabouts are more expensive to install than traditional traffic sign or lights but they do save money for drivers who don't have to stop and start. (MTN News photo)

    Drivers in Bozeman need to keep a look out for more changes in intersections around town.  Gallatin County sold some land near the Regional Park so the city can build a roundabout at Davis and Oak this summer.

    Drivers in Bozeman need to keep a look out for more changes in intersections around town.  Gallatin County sold some land near the Regional Park so the city can build a roundabout at Davis and Oak this summer.

  • Former Missoula Doctor sentenced for child porn possession

    Former Missoula Doctor sentenced for child porn possession

    Friday, April 21 2017 12:08 AM EDT2017-04-21 04:08:05 GMT
    (Missoula County Photo)(Missoula County Photo)

    A former Missoula anesthesiologist who was found with more than 30 videos of child pornography will not serve jail time unless he violates his release conditions.

    A former Missoula anesthesiologist who was found with more than 30 videos of child pornography will not serve jail time unless he violates his release conditions.

  • Shooting hoops for music fest

    Shooting hoops for music fest

    Thursday, April 20 2017 11:10 PM EDT2017-04-21 03:10:06 GMT
    Raising money for festival (MTN News photo)Raising money for festival (MTN News photo)

    The organizer of Butte's Original Festival has found a unique way to raise money for the music festival - from the foul line. 

    The organizer of Butte's Original Festival has found a unique way to raise money for the music festival - from the foul line. 

  • Chris Mehl files to run for mayor of Bozeman

    Chris Mehl files to run for mayor of Bozeman

    Thursday, April 20 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-04-21 02:12:09 GMT
    Chris Mehl announces he's running for mayor (MTN News photo)Chris Mehl announces he's running for mayor (MTN News photo)

    Filing for candidates looking to run for office in the November election opened Thursday. With that came city commissioner Chris Mehl’s announcement that he will be running for the mayor of Bozeman.  

    Filing for candidates looking to run for office in the November election opened Thursday. With that came city commissioner Chris Mehl’s announcement that he will be running for the mayor of Bozeman.  

  • Hawthorne students raising coin for kids with cancer

    Hawthorne students raising coin for kids with cancer

    Thursday, April 20 2017 10:10 PM EDT2017-04-21 02:10:23 GMT
    o help with the costs of those trips students at Hawthorne Elementary are joining together to raise money for an organization called Bozeman 3.  (MTN News photo)o help with the costs of those trips students at Hawthorne Elementary are joining together to raise money for an organization called Bozeman 3. (MTN News photo)

    A child diagnosed with cancer changes a family's life forever.  Resources in Montana are very limited, there are no pediatric cancer treatment facilities, so patients have to travel to Seattle, Denver or occasionally to Minneapolis.   

    A child diagnosed with cancer changes a family's life forever.  Resources in Montana are very limited, there are no pediatric cancer treatment facilities, so patients have to travel to Seattle, Denver or occasionally to Minneapolis.   

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  • 2 arrested, victim identified in Evergreen murder

    2 arrested, victim identified in Evergreen murder

    Friday, April 28 2017 11:24 AM EDT2017-04-28 15:24:58 GMT
    The incident happened Wednesday evening on the Old Steel Bridge over the Flathead River. (MTN News photo)The incident happened Wednesday evening on the Old Steel Bridge over the Flathead River. (MTN News photo)

    The investigation into Wednesday night's murder in Evergreen continues and now two people are behind bars. 

    The investigation into Wednesday night's murder in Evergreen continues and now two people are behind bars. 

  • Glacier National Park becomes 1st International Dark Sky Park

    Glacier National Park becomes 1st International Dark Sky Park

    Saturday, April 29 2017 3:01 PM EDT2017-04-29 19:01:06 GMT
    Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is now an International Dark Sky Park.Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is now an International Dark Sky Park.

    The diamonds in the tiara of the Crown of the Continent that took center stage as Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park on Friday.

    The diamonds in the tiara of the Crown of the Continent that took center stage as Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park on Friday.

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