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Missing 14-year-old girl found safe

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Kyra Turns Plenty is described as an American Indian or an Alaskan Native with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5 feet 4 inches tall, 130 pounds. 

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Line of lights in sky prompts calls, curiosity

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The lights belonged to a group of military aircraft traveling to an exercise in Nevada, according to CBS affiliate WLTX.

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Grass fire destroys $20,000 in straw bales on Billings West End

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Firefighters responded to a grass fire at 5100 Central Ave. just east of 56 Street West on Sunday afternoon.

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Interior secretary pushing controversial road project

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The Interior Department, led by Secretary Ryan Zinke, is pushing a plan that would, for the first time, allow a new road through a federally protected wilderness area.

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Montana firefighters join the fight in California

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Montana firefighters and equipment from 14 separate city, county, rural, and volunteer fire departments are now in Southern California.

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Seniors enjoy Breakfast with Santa

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Seniors in south Billing showed you can always celebrate with Santa Clause. Santa was part of the annual Breakfast with Santa at the South Side Community Center.

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Family remembers son and gives toys to kids

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A Billings family lost a baby boy last year and now honors and remembers him with Cody's Crusade. The McDonald family brought toys to the Toys for Tots collection on Saturday.

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FBI email: Sessions wasn't required to disclose foreign contacts for security clearance

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The FBI email from March bolsters the explanation by the Justice Department for why Sessions didn't disclose contacts with the Russian ambassador in his application for a US security clearance.

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Q2 Weather: Dry, mild & breezy weather continues

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A ridge of high pressure over the Pacific Northwest will keep this present weather pattern locked in for a while.

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The divine creations of Michelangelo

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Michelangelo is revered as one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance.

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Uptown ice sculpting event draws artists from across Montana

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Butte's annual ice sculpting competition brought in some artists who literally stay cool under pressure.

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A look at the California wildfires' jaw-dropping numbers

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Here are some eye-popping numbers from the southern California wildfires.

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Shop with a Cop unites families, police officers for holiday fun

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The sixth annual Shop with a Cop took place Saturday at the Target in Bozeman.

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Why your SUV needs winter tires

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If you have all-wheel-drive, it could be argued that you need winter tires even more. 

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Q2 Weather: Wind or no wind, temperatures stay above average

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Wind gusts will be strong again Sunday, especially in the mountain foothills leading to another warm day. Expect less wind with a slight downturn in the temperatures Monday. Click to look at the week ahead.

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STEM inspires kids to learn

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About 90 kids joined in to learn about coding at Ben Steele Middle School on Saturday.

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Toys for Tots nearly finished collecting for Christmas

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The weekend before families and kids pick up Christmas presents from Toys for Tots and U.S. Marines made one last push for toys.

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Above average temperatures

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Winds will help hold our temperatures above average for this time of year for the next several days. Temperatures normally into the mid-30s will be well into the 40s and 50s over the course of the next week. For tonight, we will see West winds of 15 to 30 miles an hour. Overnight lows will be mainly into the 20s and 30s under a mostly clear sky. Click here for the forecast.

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Playing God in China's mutant mice lab

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When it comes to genetic editing, China's academic science apparatus doesn't try to hide much.

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Zinke calls reports on helicopter use a "wild departure from reality"

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Zinke's use of helicopters was revealed earlier this year when the department released his office and travel schedules in response to Freedom of Information Act requests.

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EPA names Butte and Anaconda as priority Superfund sites

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The sites on the list will be targeted for immediate and intense attention.

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Roy Moore accuser says she added notes to his yearbook inscription

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One of women accusing Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct said Friday she amended notes to what she said is Moore's inscription in her high school yearbook.

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Veterans honored with Christmas wreaths at Helena cemetery

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The wreaths were placed by The Montana Field of Honor and represent all Montana veterans

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Iraq is "fully liberated" from ISIS

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The campaign to eradicate the Islamic State took more than three years and about 25,000 coalition airstrikes.

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Helena man charged for DUI with kids in the car

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Police said he had a blood-alcohol level of .288, more than three times the legal limit for driving.

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51 officers graduate from Montana Law Enforcement Academy

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At a ceremony in Helena on Friday, the Montana Law Enforcement Academy graduated 51 new officers who will serve 31 agencies across the state. 

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City of Havre votes on medical marijuana ordinance

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Ordinance #903 might make it so no permit or conditional permits within the City of Havre will be given out if a business violates federal, state or local law.

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Millions of potentially explosive air bags still on the road

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Fewer than half of the 41 million potentially explosive air bag inflators made by Japanese company Takata have been replaced in the several years since the largest auto-safety recall in U.S. history.

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ZooLights brightens up the holiday season in Billings

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ZooLights is Montana's only drive through light display and the zoo encouraged Billings residents to take a "drive on the wild side."

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Southern California wildfires still smoldering after hellish week

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BONSALL, Calif. --  In southern California, blowtorch winds have died down, but deadly fires are still spreading. 

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At Pensacola rally, Trump says 'get out and vote for Roy Moore'

President Trump speaks at a rally in Pensacola, Florida on December 8, 2017 President Trump speaks at a rally in Pensacola, Florida on December 8, 2017
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President Donald Trump urged Alabama voters to "get out and vote for Roy Moore" in Tuesday's Senate special election.

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Democratic senator wants probe into interior secretary's helicopter use

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A Democratic senator is calling for the investigation into Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's travel to include his use of government helicopters.

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The Montana Grizzlies didn't play basketball at UCLA last night. But what if they did?

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The Montana Grizzlies game against 23rd ranked UCLA was canceled Thursday night because of the severe wildfires in southern California. So instead of lamenting the lost chance to take on basketball royalty, the Griz sports information team imagined what could have been on Twitter.

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Plans developing to rebuild historic Sperry Chalet in northwest Montana

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The work to save what was left of the burned backcountry icon will help form the basis of that reconstruction.

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Insurers, regulators say Montana health coverage open enrollment running smoothly

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HELENA - It’s been about five weeks since the start of the open enrollment period for Montanans who get their health insurance through the individual exchange created by the federal Affordable Care Act. 

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Toys for Tots hitting final stretch for donations in Billings

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BILLINGS - The U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots is preparing to hand out gifts to area children. 

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Montana Revenue Department: GOP tax-cut bill could cut deeper into state budget

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HELENA - State revenue officials are now saying the Republican tax-cut bill before Congress could reduce state tax revenue by as much as $123 million a year – although the final version has yet to be determined.

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The Bridger Special Chronic Wasting Disease Hunt begins Dec. 15

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The goal of the Bridger Special Chronic Wasting Disease Hunt is to determine the prevalence and distribution of CWD within the hunting area.

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Montana firefighters arrive in California to assist with massive fires

Massive California fires have burned over 200 structures (CNN Photo) Massive California fires have burned over 200 structures (CNN Photo)
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Montana fire crews have made it safely to California, where they will pitch in to help battle the huge, wind-driven fires in the southern part of the state.

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Missoula police: Man arrested for robbery is connected with high-speed chase suspects

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The man is allegedly connected to the two women arrested this week for leading officers on a high-speed chase, which ended in a shootout.

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MT Revenue Dept: GOP tax-cut bill could cut deeper into state budget

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State revenue officials are now saying the Republican tax-cut bill before Congress could reduce state tax revenue by as much as $123 million a year – although the final version has yet to be determined. 

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Missoula police looking for trailer, wheelchair stolen from veteran

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The Missoula Police Department is investigating the theft of a trailer and wheel chair belonging to a disabled veteran.

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Environmental group attacks proposed national park fee hikes in Montana

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A national environmental group is launching an ad campaign in Montana calling on lawmakers not to cut funding to the National Park Service. 

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GOP Sen. Susan Collins considers changing her tax plan vote over amendments

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Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says she's considering removing her support from GOP tax plans, saying in an interview she could change her vote if her proposed amendments don't make it in the final version. "I would (consider changing my vote)," she told CNN affiliate CBS WABI5 on Thursday. "I'm going to look at what comes out of the conference committee meeting to reconcile the differences between the Senate and House bill. So I won't make a final de... More>>

Pondera County sheriff can serve without firearm

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Pondera County Sheriff Carl Suta has accepted a plea agreement in an assault case that is pending in Pondera County Court. 

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Blackfeet actor Steve Reevis from Browning has died

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Among the films he was featured in: "Twins," "Dances with Wolves," "Fargo," and "The Longest Yard."

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Fatal crash reported on Interstate 15

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One person died in a rollover crash on I-15 south of Power early Friday. 

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Video captures teen stealing AR-15 from cop car

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The video clearly showed the face of the teen as he took a taser and cartridges, a tactical vest with police markings, a 16-round .45 caliber magazine, and an AR-15 assault rifle with three fully loaded magazines.

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Apple reveals most downloaded iPhone apps, movies and music of 2017

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Apple just revealed its most popular apps, movies, TV shows and music for 2017, and there's one clear takeaway.

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All-American Indian Shootout finds a home in Billings

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The Rimrock Auto Arena in Billings has a March Madness feel to it a little early this year. The All-American Indian Shootout is calling Billings home once again this weekend.

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NASA photographs California fires

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NASA recently shared photographs of the wildfires raging in California. 

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Montana Ag: Market outlook for wheat

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Weather and markets are still two of the most important things to farmers and ranchers.

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MSU lights up Montana Hall for holidays

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MSU celebrated its third annual lighting of the iconic Montana Hall in the heart of campus.

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One School at a Time: Trinity Lutheran, Shepherd Elementary, The Billings Education Academy

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It's the time of year for giving and  KTVQ and Cloud Peak Energy are again teaming up to help three area schools with their special projects. 

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Trending News: Billings burglar panics, dog eats baby pacifiers, injured Elf on the Shelf

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A Billings area restaurant posts video of a panicked burglar, a dog eats baby pacifiers and an Elf on the Shelf gets emergency surgery.

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November jobs report shows businesses hired strongly

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Businesses hired at a brisk pace in November, adding 228,000 jobs, a sign of the economy's continued strength in its eighth year of expansion. 

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Busby man guilty of murder for strangling, burning Crow Agency woman alive

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A jury found Dimarzio Sanchez guilty of first-degree murder aiding and abetting in the 2016 death of Roylnn RidesHorse. 

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Downtown Billings hoping for larger share of housing market

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A new study of housing needs in downtown Billings seems to suggest that the demand is there but is relatively modest, and that some fundamental improvements could entice more people downtown. 

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Surveillance video released of Helena vandal

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More than two dozen properties in downtown Helena, including murals and historic buildings, have been vandalized recently. 

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MetraPark increases security for Foo Fighters concert in Billings

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The rock band Foo Fighters will perform in concert at MetraPark Saturday. For the group to play in Billings, the band's promoter asked that security be upgraded.

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New medical implant could replace prescription pills for some chronic pain sufferers

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A promising new high-tech medical device the FDA recently gave the go-ahead to could help some people move away from prescription painkillers. 

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U.S. Sen. Al Franken announces resignation amid sexual misconduct claims

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U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, announced his upcoming resignation amid allegations of sexual harassment. 

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Arizona GOP Rep. Trent Franks to resign following sexual harassment claim

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz. Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz.
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Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks announced in a statement Thursday night he will resign from Congress at the end of January, after the House Ethics Committee said it would investigate allegations against him of sexual harassment. 

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"We are not letting our guard down": Southern California under siege from wildfires

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SHADOW HILLS, Calif. -- The Shadow Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles is the scene of one of six major wildfires burning out of control tonight in Southern California, and the first death has been reported.

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Justice Department investigating use of fetal tissue

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The Justice Department is looking into Planned Parenthood's practices related to human fetal tissue, according to a letter obtained by CNN. 

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KPAX Archive: UM welcomes Hauck as new head coach (2002)

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In this week's KPAX Archive we look back at the introduction of Bobby Hauck when he was first hired as the Griz head coach in 2002.

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