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Searchers are looking in the area of Dayboard 7 for two men missing after a boating accident. (Photo courtesy of National Parks Service) Searchers are looking in the area of Dayboard 7 for two men missing after a boating accident. (Photo courtesy of National Parks Service)

Portion of Bighorn Lake to close Wednesday as search for missing boaters continues

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Authorities are closing a portion of Bighorn Lake Wednesday as they continue to search for two men missing after a boat accident over the weekend.

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Search underway for hiker missing in Crazy Mountains in Montana

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LIVINGSTON- Searchers are looking for a 39-year-old Michigan man reported missing Monday in the Crazy Mountains near Cave Lake. 

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Valley County undersheriff withdraws from sheriff's race in Montana

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Valley County Undersheriff Luke Strommen has withdrawn his name from the sheriff's race.

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Crews transform MetraPark grandstand infield for motorcycle races at Montana Fair

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Over the course of four days, the Billings Motorcycle Club has transformed the infield of the grandstand at MetraPark into a competitive track for the Supercross competition at MontanaFair.

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Wyoming's primary election just around the corner

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CHEYENNE, Wyo.- Wyoming's primary election concludes Aug. 21 as voters decide who will advance to the November general election.

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Rocky Women's soccer team rescued from Yellowstone River

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BILLINGS- All 21 members of the Rocky Mountain College women’s soccer team are fine after they had to be rescued from the Yellowstone River when their river floating group got caught on a partially submerged tree. At approximately 1:30 pm on Monday Columbus Fire and Rescue and Stillwater County Search and Rescue responded to a call about the girls being stranded on an island in the middle of the river. Each one of the agencies has a boat for river operations and both boats wer...

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Pearl Jam poster from Montana concert ignites controversy

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It's not just the memories of Monday night's Missoula concert sparking discussion of Pearl Jam. 

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Anger, questions day after deadly Italian bridge collapse in Genoa

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Residents of the northern Italian city of Genoa awoke Wednesday to a new skyline, and a new reality; the bridge that suddenly ceased to exist, taking so many lives with it. 

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Video Extra: Bear visits liquor store

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A bear in Bristol, Conn., walked into Crazy Bruce's Liquor Store.

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Glacier National Park's Howe Ridge Fire growth slows

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Cooler weather is helping fire crews make some headway on the Howe Ridge Fire which continues to burn about the north shore of Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park.

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It's back to school in Parkland - but hardly back to normal

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If Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were like any other school, you wouldn't think much of the freshly-painted burgundy hallways or the newly-installed 20-foot tall fences around the freshman building.

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Q2 Weather: Hot and dry until weekend pattern change

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Dry and warm conditions for now, but changes for the weekend. Click for more.

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Suicide survivor becomes youngest face transplant recipient in U.S.

Left: Stubblefield family photo. Katie Stubblefield, 17, 8 months before attempting suicide. Right: Photo by Martin Schoeller. Katie, 22, one year and one month after her surgery. At 21, Katie became the youngest person in the United States to have a face Left: Stubblefield family photo. Katie Stubblefield, 17, 8 months before attempting suicide. Right: Photo by Martin Schoeller. Katie, 22, one year and one month after her surgery. At 21, Katie became the youngest person in the United States to have a face
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Katie Stubblefield was just 18 when she put the barrel of her brother's .308-caliber hunting rifle below her chin and pulled the trigger. She survived, but the injury resulted in the loss of her face.  

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Wounded grizzly bear near Shelby euthanized

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A grizzly bear that was wounded by a gunshot on July 26 was captured and killed by wildlife officials on Monday along the Marias River west of Highway 417 near Shelby.  

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Italy bridge was vulnerable before collapse, experts say

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GENOA, Italy — A bridge, more than half a century old, suddenly collapsed Tuesday in Genoa, Italy, killing at least 26 people. 

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Despite spots of rain, fires expand on Northern Cheyenne reservation in south-central Montana

courtesy of Adam Wolf, Bureau of Indian Affairs. courtesy of Adam Wolf, Bureau of Indian Affairs.
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NORTHERN CHEYENNE- Fires on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation expanded Tuesday in hot, dry conditions as firefighters fought to gain ground. 

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Report details sexual abuse by more than 300 priests in Pennsylvania's Catholic Church

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A new grand jury report says that internal documents from six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania show that more than 300 "predator priests" have been credibly accused of sexually abusing more than 1,000 child victims. 

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Woman charged with smoking meth in YMCA daycare makes court appearance

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There is some disagreement between prosecutors and defense attorneys over what seized property can be used as evidence.

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Montana attorney general's office gives OK on ballot language for cigarette-tax initiative

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BILLINGS -  Montana Attorney General Tim Fox's office sided Monday with the backers of a ballot measure raising cigarette taxes on the language of the initiative. 

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Judge approves $20 million settlement between Diocese of Great Falls/ Billings and sexual-assault victims

The Diocese of Great Falls-Billings. The Diocese of Great Falls-Billings.
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GREAT FALLS- A federal bankruptcy judge in Montana approved a $20 million settlement between the Diocese of Great Falls/ Billings and survivors of sexual abuse.

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Q2 Weather: Continued cool with showers but a warm up is just ahead for Billings

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It is another cooler day here in south central Montana and Billings. 

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MT Board of Investments offers top job to Bullock’s budget director

State Budget Director Dan Villa State Budget Director Dan Villa
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The state Board of Investments, which manages $18 billion in state assets, has offered its top administrative job to Gov. Steve Bullock’s budget director, Dan Villa. 

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Helena schools receive new security features

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When students return to class at Helena area middle and grade schools this fall they will be greeted by new security features. 

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Montana Ag Network: Controlling leafy spurge with sheep on Tippet Rise Ranch

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Noxious weeds are devastating to a healthy landscape. That’s why a ranch in south central Montana is using both art and sheep to promote good land stewardship.

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Montana Green Party files suit in federal court to gain ballot access

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In an attempt to get its candidates back on the Montana ballot this fall, the Montana Green Party has sued the state in federal court, seeking to void part of Montana’s requirements for political parties to qualify for the ballot. 

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"Extremely important historic buildings" lost in Glacier National Park wildfire

The Howe Ridge fire as seen in Glacier National Park on 8.12.18 (photo credit: Eric Matt) The Howe Ridge fire as seen in Glacier National Park on 8.12.18 (photo credit: Eric Matt)
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Glacier National Park officials are still tallying up the destruction being caused by the Howe Ridge fire which burning near Lake McDonald. 

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Montana Made: Shepperd's Candy

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A lot of things have changed in Butte in the past six decades, but one sweet thing has not changed. 

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Trump campaign files arbitration complaint against Omarosa

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President Trump's campaign organization has filed an arbitration complaint against Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former White House aide who is out with a scathing memoir of her time in the administration. 

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Police investigate viral video of man smacking hippo at Los Angeles Zoo

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A man who stepped over a barricade and entered a hippopotamus enclosure at the Los Angeles Zoo may face trespassing charges after he was filmed smacking one of the animals.

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Caught on Camera: Peeping Tom in Denver neighborhood

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A man has been caught on camera peering through windows several times and one woman says she came face-to-face with him outside her bedroom.

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Significant rise in mosquito "disease danger days" in U.S., report warns

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As global temperatures continue to rise, the number of mosquito "disease danger days" is increasing across much of the United States, representing a greater risk for transmission of mosquito-borne diseases, according to a new report. 

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Video Extra: Italy Bridge Collapse

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Italian authorities say at least 20 people are dead and eight injured in a bridge collapse in northern Italy. More>>

Dr. Rob discusses kitten vaccinations on Montana This Morning

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Dr. Rob Bruner of Big Sky Pet Center stopped by the Q2 Studio on Tuesday morning and shared information about getting kittens vaccinated.

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U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte on Montana This Morning

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U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) visited the Q2 Studio on Tuesday morning. 

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Helena man accused of raping girl

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A 39-year-old Helena man has been charged with raping a girl under the age of 14. 

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Flying Fools make a splash at MontanaFair

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The Flying Fools are making a splash at MontanaFair. 

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Several people dead after highway bridge collapses in Italy

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Several people have died after a section of a highway bridge in northern Italy partially collapsed Tuesday.

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Baby has priceless reaction to "Daddy Doll" that resembles military father deployed overseas

Baby Nathan from Fort Hood, Texas, lays eyes on his "Daddy Doll" for the first time, and appears to immediately recognize it's his dad, Army Sgt. Chase Briscoe, who is stationed overseas. / DEANNA BRISCOE Baby Nathan from Fort Hood, Texas, lays eyes on his "Daddy Doll" for the first time, and appears to immediately recognize it's his dad, Army Sgt. Chase Briscoe, who is stationed overseas. / DEANNA BRISCOE
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Nathan Briscoe was about 3 months old when his dad, Army Sgt. Chase Briscoe, was deployed overseas. 

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Q2 Weather: Storms Tuesday but warms Wednesday

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Strong to severe storms are possible over portions of the region this afternoon. Click for more on the week's forecast.

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Omarosa reveals audio of Trump campaign aides allegedly discussing potential fallout of N-word

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President Trump says former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newmanlied when she called him a racist who has said the N-word on tape.  

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Car rams U.K. parliament gate, driver suspected of "terrorist offenses"

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London's Metropolitan Police said Tuesday that a man was under arrest on suspicion of terrorism after driving through a group of pedestrians and then ramming a gate outside the Houses of Parliament in the British capital. 

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Utah dive team to aid in recovery of two men missing after Bighorn Lake boat crash

Crews are searching a few miles of Bighorn Lake (MTN News) Crews are searching a few miles of Bighorn Lake (MTN News)
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A Billings woman was killed and two men remain missing in Bighorn Lake following a boating accident.

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Video extra: Pearl Jam rocks out in Missoula

Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder. MTN News. Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder. MTN News.
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MISSOULA- Seattle grunge band kicked off its Missoula concert Monday night.

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Airline employee who stole plane near Seattle highlights insider threats

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SEATTLE -- An airline employee exposed a gaping hole in airport security over the weekend. Richard Russell easily stole a commercial aircraft and took it on fatal flight. 

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California firefighters begin week on attack

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Firefighters battling more than a dozen fires in California made major progress over the weekend, quadrupling the containment of one blaze threatening homes in the southern part of the state. 

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Missoula amped up for sold-out Pearl Jam show

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Anticipation is in the air for Pearl Jam fans as the band takes the stage at Washington Grizzly Stadium in Missoula.

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Y Learning Center in Missoula reopens with new security measures about meth contamination

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Following several months of cleanup after a former employee was discovered using meth near kids, the YMCA Learning Center reopened Monday.

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Source: Aretha Franklin is in hospice care

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The "Queen of Soul" is in hospice care at her home, a source close to the singer told CNN's Don Lemon. 

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Teen arrested for taking fire truck on joyride

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Strinestown, PA (WPMT) -- A 15-year-old is facing a number of charges, accused of stealing a rescue vehicle and taking it on a joyride throughout York County. 

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Montana fire officials: Fire resources stretched thin across nation

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“The initial attack, we want them freed up so they can help out and be there for new fire starts and not having to respond to a human-caused fire such as a campfire,” said Crystal Beckman.

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Yellowstone visits down slightly last month

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Yellowstone National Park hosted 940,563 visits in July 2018. This is a slight decrease from last year (962,404 visits) making it the second busiest July ever recorded in the park.

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Q2 Rewind: Remembering horse racing at MetraPark in Billings

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Back in the 1980s, horse racing and betting was a popular pastime in Billings. 

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Montana State University Billings announces $500K grant for science building, will break ground next month

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BILLINGS- MSUB has raised enough money to build a new science building.

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Structures burn in Glacier National Park wildfire

This photo was taken looking across Lake McDonald at a wildfire in Glacier Park. This photo was taken looking across Lake McDonald at a wildfire in Glacier Park.
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The fast-growing Howe Ridge Fire that forced evacuations at Glacier National Park on Sunday has destroyed some structures on the north end of Lake McDonald. 

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Firefighters battling multiple blazes on Northern Cheyenne reservation

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LAME DEER- Crews are battling several wildfires on the Northern Cheyenne reservation Monday that were sparked by a lightning burst Sunday night. 

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Man killed in western Montana head-on crash

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A Ronan area man died Friday evening in a head-on collision on Kerr Dam Road near Polson. 

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Prosecutor: Missing boy died at New Mexico compound in religious ritual

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A missing boy died during a religious ritual intended to cast demonic spirits from his body, a New Mexico prosecutor said at a pretrial hearing on Monday. 

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Sen. Daines on board with bill to permanently re-authorize land fund

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont. U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont.
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U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said Monday he’s signing onto a Democrat’s bill to permanently authorize and fully fund the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. 

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Carnival worker charged with sexually assaulting 2 young girls at the Montana State Fair in Great Falls

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GREAT FALLS- Roberto Salaman Garcia, initially charged with two misdemeanor counts of sexual assault, has now also been charged with two felony counts of sexual assault.

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Florida man charged with manslaughter in "stand your ground" shooting

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The man accused of fatally shooting a father at a parking lot in Clearwater, Florida, was arrested on manslaughter charges Monday.

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Peter Strzok fired from FBI after anti-Trump texts, lawyer says

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The FBI has fired Peter Strzok, an agent who was removed from the Russia probe last year for sending text messages disparaging President Donald Trump.

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The Farm | Wheat Montana | Under the Big Sky

Dean Folkvord inspects a Wheat Montana field as harvest approaches. Dean Folkvord inspects a Wheat Montana field as harvest approaches.
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In this Under the Big Sky bonus video, Dean Folkvord discusses his farm and the unique qualities that produce some of the country’s best grain. The Folkvord family has been involved in agriculture for three generations. Through hard work, determination and good fortune, Wheat Montana Farms has become the model agriculture operation of the Northern Great Plains. Dale Folkvord, Deans father purchased the first sections of Wheat Montana Farm in 1958 while working a part time ... More>>

Wanted in Montana: BOLO Alert issued for Timothy Gibson

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The United States Marshals Service has issued a BOLO Alert (Be-on-the-Lookout) for Timothy Gibson.

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Mount Sentinel closed due to extreme fire danger

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The area's extreme fire danger and Stage II Fire Restrictions have prompted the City of Missoula to close the open space on Mount Sentinel. 

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Accused Golden State Killer to be charged for first murder in 1975

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The alleged Golden State Killer will be charged Monday for what investigators believe was his very first murder. 

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New book celebrates Fiona the Hippo

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The Cincinnati zoo's most famous resident is back in the limelight. 

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Pearl Jam concert prompts Missoula road work reminder

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People from all over the state are heading to Missoula for the Pearl Jam concert on Monday. 

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Omarosa draws fire for bringing cellphone into high-security White House Situation Room

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A former adviser to President Trump describes him as a "racist" who "puts himself over country every day." 

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Bridger police respond to lip sync challenge

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The Bridger Police Department has responded to the growing Law Enforcement Lip Sync Challenge.

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Women in Unicorn inflatable rescued

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The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office posted a truly magical video on Saturday evening, shattering the usual expectation that information shared by law enforcement has to be serious. 

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Utah home "fully engulfed" by flames after plane crash; pilot killed

A small plane crashed into a house in central Utah early Monday morning and the pilot has died, officials confirmed to CBS affiliate KUTV. /  BRENT CHRISTENSEN/KUTV A small plane crashed into a house in central Utah early Monday morning and the pilot has died, officials confirmed to CBS affiliate KUTV. / BRENT CHRISTENSEN/KUTV
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A small plane crashed into a house in central Utah early Monday morning and the pilot has died.

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Growing wildfire prompts Glacier National Park evacuations

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The threat of a growing wildfire on the west side of Glacier National Park has now prompted officials to evacuate the Lake McDonald Lodge. 

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Family seeks help from drone pilots to find missing woman in Colorado

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It's a weekly routine sparked by tragedy and fueled by hope. 

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Quality of Life Run helps children in Billings

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An annual run that has helped different organizations through the last 15 years and this year it’s helping children

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Mango & Dango bring multi-talented act to MontanaFair

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MontanaFair features plenty of good acts, including some of the smaller shows. Mango & Dango perform near the 4th Avenue Stage.

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MSU Billings celebrates graduates of new nursing program

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MSU Billings started a new nursing degree program last fall and this celebrated its first graduating class at Cisel Hall on Saturday.

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Fires west of Billings now "under control"

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A fire broke out west of Billings around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday. 

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CUTE VIDEO: Dog crashes Montana high school football practice

Dog crashes high school football practice (MTN News Photo) Dog crashes high school football practice (MTN News Photo)
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The latest walk on at Geraldine-Highwood has four legs...and likes belly rubs. 

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Authorities searching for teen who left foster family in Yellowstone National Park

Lachaela "Shay" Putnick (Kanawha County Sheriff's Office) Lachaela "Shay" Putnick (Kanawha County Sheriff's Office)
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A West Virginia girl is missing, after running away from a her foster family in Yellowstone National Park.

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1 dead, 3 injured in crash near Lodge Grass

1 dead in crash near Lodge Grass (MTN News Photo) 1 dead in crash near Lodge Grass (MTN News Photo)
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One man is dead after a crash near Lodge Grass on Friday morning. 

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MontanaFair tradition shows best in heritage arts

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A tradition that goes back to beginnings of the fair, remains part of MontanaFair. The Heritage Arts Building features culinary, horticulture, needlework and crafts

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Video: High speed chase in Great Falls

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Law enforcement officers were involved in a high-speed chase in Great Falls on Saturday evening. 

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Lightning sparks seven new fires in NW Montana

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Lightning activity sparked seven new fires near the Kootenai National Forest on Saturday.

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    Once-toxic industrial site poised for redemption, redevelopment, new jobs

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:49 PM EDT2018-08-15 18:49:33 GMT
    A vacant 22-acre plot of land once befouled by decades of heavy industry could undergo the ultimate redemption as a local developer is poised to purchase the property from the City of Cleveland with the intention...
    A vacant 22-acre plot of land once befouled by decades of heavy industry could undergo the ultimate redemption as a local developer is poised to purchase the property from the City of Cleveland with the intention of...
  • California wildfire threatens the oldest and tallest juniper tree in the US

    California wildfire threatens the oldest and tallest juniper tree in the US

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:29 PM EDT2018-08-15 18:29:31 GMT
    The Donnell Fire had already scorched more than 29,000 acres and was only 26% contained as it tore toward the oldest juniper tree in the United States.
    The Donnell Fire had already scorched more than 29,000 acres and was only 26% contained as it tore toward the oldest juniper tree in the United States.
  • Pressure mounts on Pope Francis to address abuse cover-ups

    Pressure mounts on Pope Francis to address abuse cover-ups

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:14 PM EDT2018-08-15 17:14:27 GMT
    The Vatican has declined to respond to an explosive grand jury report detailing decades of sexual abuse and cover-ups by priests and bishops in Pennsylvania, refusing even to say whether church officials in Rome have read the damaging documents.The Vatican has declined to respond to an explosive grand jury report detailing decades of sexual abuse and cover-ups by priests and bishops in Pennsylvania, refusing even to say whether church officials in Rome have read the damaging documents.
    The Vatican has declined to respond to an explosive grand jury report detailing decades of sexual abuse and cover-ups by priests and bishops in Pennsylvania, refusing even to say whether church officials in Rome...
    The Vatican has declined to respond to an explosive grand jury report detailing decades of sexual abuse and cover-ups by priests and bishops in Pennsylvania, refusing even to say whether church officials in Rome have read...
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  • Rocky Women's soccer team rescued from Yellowstone River

    Rocky Women's soccer team rescued from Yellowstone River

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:48 PM EDT2018-08-15 17:48:54 GMT

    BILLINGS- All 21 members of the Rocky Mountain College women’s soccer team are fine after they had to be rescued from the Yellowstone River when their river floating group got caught on a partially submerged tree. At approximately 1:30 pm on Monday Columbus Fire and Rescue and Stillwater County Search and Rescue responded to a call about the girls being stranded on an island in the middle of the river. Each one of the agencies has a boat for river operations and both boats wer...

    BILLINGS- All 21 members of the Rocky Mountain College women’s soccer team are fine after they had to be rescued from the Yellowstone River when their river floating group got caught on a partially submerged tree. At approximately 1:30 pm on Monday Columbus Fire and Rescue and Stillwater County Search and Rescue responded to a call about the girls being stranded on an island in the middle of the river. Each one of the agencies has a boat for river operations and both boats wer...

  • Crews transform MetraPark grandstand infield for motorcycle races at Montana Fair

    Crews transform MetraPark grandstand infield for motorcycle races at Montana Fair

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:27 AM EDT2018-08-15 10:27:08 GMT

    Over the course of four days, the Billings Motorcycle Club has transformed the infield of the grandstand at MetraPark into a competitive track for the Supercross competition at MontanaFair.

    Over the course of four days, the Billings Motorcycle Club has transformed the infield of the grandstand at MetraPark into a competitive track for the Supercross competition at MontanaFair.

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