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Greg Gianforte wins the Montana U.S. House special election Video included

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Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate, has won Montana's sole U.S. House seat.

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Special election brings good voter turnout in Yellowstone County Video included

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Returns in Yellowstone County show Republican Greg Gianforte with a 19 point win over Democrat Rob Quist on Thursday night.

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Q2 Weather: Weekend outlook for Memorial Day

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The overall trend through the long Memorial Day weekend is warmer. But a few disturbances will keep our eye on the afternoon sky.Click for more and the 7 Day Forecast.

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Teenage girl killed by RV in Big Horn County Video included

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A 13-year-old girl was killed Wednesday night when she was hit by a vehicle while walking along Highway 212 east of Busby, according to the Big Horn County Coroner.

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Montana U.S. House special election results Video included

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Montana is holding a special election for the state's sole U.S. House seat.

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Gianforte win Montana's congressional election with relative ease Video included

Republican U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte and his wife, Susan, on election night Republican U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte and his wife, Susan, on election night
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Gianforte said he’s going to Washington, D.C., to “drain the swamp and fight for Montana families.”

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Gianforte apologizes to reporter in acceptance speech Video included

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Greg Gianforte won the Montana U.S. House special election on Thursday night.

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Republican Gianforte opens solid lead over Democrat Quist in MT congressional race Video included

U.S. House candidates Greg Gianforte (left) and Rob Quist U.S. House candidates Greg Gianforte (left) and Rob Quist
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Early returns are from the more than 250,000 absentee votes cast before election day

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Jared Kushner is under scrutiny in the FBI's Russia investigation

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Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, is under scrutiny in the FBI's probe of Russian election meddling and any connections between Russia and the Trump campaign, CBS News has confirmed.

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Gianforte keeps low profile after altercation with journalist Video included

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U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte and his campaign have been silent on this special election day.

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MT voters go to polls – with special congressional race in harsh spotlight Video included

U.S. House candidates Greg Gianforte (left) and Rob Quist U.S. House candidates Greg Gianforte (left) and Rob Quist
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Most polls had shown Gianforte with a lead at least in the single digits going into Wednesday.

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Woman on mission to get drug addicts on birth control

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A woman on a mission to stop drug-addicted mothers from having babies is made stops in Mobile, Ala. on Wednesday.

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Groundbreaking on Billings transitional living facility for victims of domestic abuse Video included

There will be 24 rooms for women in transition (MTN News) There will be 24 rooms for women in transition (MTN News)
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The Billings YWCA broke ground Wednesday for a new transitional living facility for low-income victims of domestic violence.

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Q2 Weather: The weather is slowly turning toward the better. Video included

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The winds may have relaxed a little bit in south central Montana but not very much.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan says Gianforte should apologize

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Republican lawmakers are criticizing House candidate Greg Gianforte following alleged assault in Bozeman 

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Montana newspapers withdraw Gianforte endorsement following alleged assault Video included

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The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office cited Gianforte for misdemeanor assault on Wednesday night.

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No answer to buyers remorse in Montana special election Video included

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Candidate for congress and GOP candidate Greg Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault after he reportedly 'body slammed' a reporter in Bozeman.

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Gianforte cited for assault after altercation with reporter on eve of election Video included

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The reporter, Ben Jacobs of the Guardian, said he was “body-slammed” to the floor

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Q2 Weather: Cool today, trending warmer ahead

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Expect a couple of cool afternoons and then a progressive warm-up heading into next week. And we are not quite done with the wind yet. Click for more.

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Montana newspapers pull endorsements of Gianforte

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Montana newspapers quick to rescind endorsement of Gianforte following altercation 

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Fox News film crew witnessed altercation between Gianforte and reporter (Audio) Video included

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A reporter for the Guardian has accused Montana U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte of body slamming him during an interview.

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Greg Gianforte cited for misdemeanor assault for altercation Video included

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Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin released the following information: 

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Laurel man meets team that saved his life Video included

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A Laurel man is alive today because of the first responders who arrived on-scene. 

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Special election voting information for Billings Video included

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Polls open at 7 a.m. on Thursday for the Montana U.S. House special election.

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Man found dead in Rosebud Mine identified

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The man found dead in the Rosebud Mine last week was identified on Wednesday by the Sheriff. 

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Key lawmakers backing MT special session to tackle infrastructure bills Video included

Rep. Rob Cook, R-Conrad Rep. Rob Cook, R-Conrad
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Some key lawmakers are saying they support calling the Montana Legislature back into special session, as soon as next month, to pass a pair of infrastructure-funding bills. 

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Deputy's wife speaks out Video included

Jodi Moore , Deputy Mason Moore's wife. (MTN News) Jodi Moore , Deputy Mason Moore's wife. (MTN News)
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Tuesday was a day of remembrance, solemn honors, gestures of love both large and small and no small amount of tears, as people across Montana and the nation remembered slain Broadwater County Sheriff’s Deputy Mason Moore.

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GOP official says Quist, backers broke campaign reporting laws

Democratic U.S. House candidate Rob Quist Democratic U.S. House candidate Rob Quist
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A Republican Party official has filed a complaint alleging Democratic U.S. House candidate Rob Quist and a group of his backers violated campaign-reporting laws, stemming from a newspaper insert distributed on Sunday.

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Special election absentee ballot return strong for Yellowstone County Video included

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Thursday's special election has a strong turn out of absentee ballots.

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Law enforcement, MetraPark discuss traffic details for Garth Brooks concerts in Billings Video included

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More than 10,000 people are expected to attend each performance by Garth Brooks in Billings next month and MetraPark officials brainstormed ideas Wednesday to keep the country music legend’s show from becoming a legendary traffic fiasco. 

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Poplar woman admits stabbing boyfriend to death

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The Poplar woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in February of 2016 pleaded guilty to a lesser charge on Wednesday. 

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SUV rolls into Billings ditch, no one injured

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 A parked SUV crashed through a fence and down a short embankment into a ditch on Solomon Avenue just east of 24th Street West on Wednesday.

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Police warn of lawn care business scam in Montana

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Montana law enforcement agencies have had reports of a Lawn Care business scam, according to a press release from the Billings Police Department.

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Graco recalls more than 25,000 car seats

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Graco is recalling more than 25,000 car seats that might not adequately restrain children during a crash.

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Restaurant near site of Montana deputy's murder hands officers a "thank you" instead of a bill

The note was left for law enforcement at the Oasis Restaurant (Rosebud County Sheriff's Office Facebook) The note was left for law enforcement at the Oasis Restaurant (Rosebud County Sheriff's Office Facebook)
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A social media post about how the Oasis restaurant in Manhattan, MT showed its support for law enforcement with a free meal and a kind note has gone viral on Facebook. 

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Beekeeping in Big Sky Country

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Honey bees may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Montana, but there is definitely a buzz under the Big Sky thanks to these hard workers.

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Montana Made: Parker's Hangover Tonic Video included

Parker's Hangover Tonic (MTN News) Parker's Hangover Tonic (MTN News)
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Tucked in an old poker room in the back of the Driftwood Bar in Cascade, Amy Eisenzimer (formerly Parker) mixes just five ingredients to make a drink with a kick: Parker's Hangover Tonic.

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New storage units benefit the homeless in Denver

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Storage units now sit on the sidewalk in downtown Denver.

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The average American doesn't use half of their vacation days

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Are you dreaming of a summer vacation you know you won't take? It's not just you.

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Landslide buries California's iconic coastal highway

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Dirt and stones are blocking the sweeping views of a coastal scenic highway in California.

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Quist makes last campaign stop in Billings Video included

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Dozens of supporters rallied at The Garage at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Company to meet with Democratic candidate Rob Quist on Tuesday. 

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Billings Flying Service helps locate burglary suspect Video included

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The Billings Flying Services helped track down a man accused of felony burglary on Monday evening.

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Funeral honors life and service of fallen Montana Deputy Mason Moore Video included

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Hundreds of officers stood at attention, some wiping tears from their faces as Deputy Mason Moore’s body was taken to the Bridge Church for the funeral service on Tuesday. 

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FCC won't take action against Colbert over Trump joke

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The Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday that it will not take any action over a joke made by Stephen Colbert about President Donald Trump. 

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1 dead and 9 hospitalized with botulism after eating nacho cheese sauce

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One person is dead and nine others were hospitalized after they contracted botulism from eating contaminated nacho cheese sauce at a gas station outside of Sacramento, California, state and local officials said. 

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Butte woman killed by train in Miles City identified Video included

Alex Thatcher died Sunday (Facebook) Alex Thatcher died Sunday (Facebook)
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The Butte woman struck and killed by a train in Miles City early Sunday was identified in an obituary posted Tuesday in the Montana Standard. 

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Human Trafficking conference for community, law enforcement underway at MSU-B Video included

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In less than two years, nearly 70 human trafficking victims have been identified in Billings and the surrounding areas. 

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Billings businesses could be designated as safe haven for LGBT people Video included

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Businesses in Downtown Billings could soon become “safe places” for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. 

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Daines, Tester react to President Trump's budget proposal

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The White House sent its $4.1 trillion dollar spending plan to Capitol Hill Tuesday. 

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Quist battles against questions over finances, taxes Video included

Democratic U.S. House candidate Rob Quist Democratic U.S. House candidate Rob Quist
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Rob Quist is best-known for his music – but he’s also faced questions in the campaign about his finances and taxes. 

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Billings cardiologist enters agreement with prosecutors to dismiss criminal case Video included

John Wilson Verbsky (YCDF) John Wilson Verbsky (YCDF)
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The Billings cardiologist accused of committing domestic violence in December will not be prosecuted for the crimes as long as he follows the terms of his agreement with prosecutors.

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Trump's budget numbers: What gets cut, what gets bolstered

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President Donald Trump's team released its first full budget proposal on Tuesday, and while lawmakers are likely to dismiss most of it -- as they traditionally do with most White House wishlists -- the document provides fresh insight into the administration's priorities.

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Funeral service held for Deputy Mason Moore Video included

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A funeral service was held Tuesday morning for Broadwater County Deputy Mason Moore.

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Woman charged with biting Cascade County jail officer

Stephanie Jo Heggen Stephanie Jo Heggen
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Court documents state that Heggen had "defecated herself and smeared it across her cell floor." 

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Montana man accused of stabbing grandmother to death Video included

Tyler Smith is accused of stabbing Vicki Smith, 64, Monday afternoon in her home. Tyler Smith is accused of stabbing Vicki Smith, 64, Monday afternoon in her home.
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A 21-year-old Anaconda man is in jail Tuesday in connection with the stabbing death of his grandmother. 

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Elaborate senior photos allow students to live out their fantasies in yearbook

For her senior yearbook photo, Carlee Hebert skipped the studio and headed to her backyard pool. (CREDIT: Digi Smiles) For her senior yearbook photo, Carlee Hebert skipped the studio and headed to her backyard pool. (CREDIT: Digi Smiles)
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For her senior yearbook photo, 17-year-old Carlee Hebert skipped the studio and headed to her backyard pool. 

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"007" actor Sir Roger Moore dies at 89, family says Video included

Roger Moore has died at age 89. Roger Moore has died at age 89.
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Sir Roger Moore, the actor famed for portraying James Bond in seven "007" films has died.

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Townsend preps for deputy’s procession

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Nearly 500 law enforcement officers and first responders will participate in honoring Broadwater County Deputy Mason Moore on Tuesday.

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ACLU complaint alleges racial discrimination at Montana high school basketball game Video included

During a public forum in Billings, Meg Singer, left, with the Montana ACLU, introduced Brandy and Elsworth GoesAhead. (Ed Kemmick/Last Best News) During a public forum in Billings, Meg Singer, left, with the Montana ACLU, introduced Brandy and Elsworth GoesAhead. (Ed Kemmick/Last Best News)
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The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana has filed a discrimination complaint to the Montana Human Rights Bureau on behalf of four Native Americans who allege that they were denied admission to a high school basketball game while white fans were being admitted.

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First Manchester concert attack victim identified Video included

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Georgina Callander is the first person killed in the Manchester, England concert attack to be publicly identified. 

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Wanted in Montana: BOLO Alert issued for Randy Lee Wittman

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The United States Marshals Service District of Montana has issued a BOLO Alert (Be-on-the-Lookout) for Randy Lee Wittman. 

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On Special Assignment: The Truth about Trafficking - Part 2 Video included

Billings is not immune to the human trafficking problem (MTN News/Brandon Sullivan Photo) Billings is not immune to the human trafficking problem (MTN News/Brandon Sullivan Photo)
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Pimps and traffickers are expert manipulators, often starting out as a boyfriend figure and gaining the victims trust and dependence before they start their abuse. 

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Woman killed by train in Miles City

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A Butte woman was killed when she was struck by a train in Miles City, according to a BNSF spokesman on Monday.

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Crews working hard to open Beartooth Pass for Memorial Day weekend Video included

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Plowing crews working the Beartooth Highway south of Red Lodge are confident the scenic road to Cooke City and the northeast entrance of Yellowstone National Park will be open in time for the start of the Memorial Day weekend Friday morning.

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Gianforte campaigns in Billings to win crucial county Video included

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Republican House candidate Greg Gianforte made a final push for votes in Montana's largest city on Monday. 

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Billings man charged for machete assault

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A Billings man is behind bars after threatening people with a machete for taking his girlfriend's phone. 

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Trump's budget to include paid family leave, but proposal may face trouble in Congress

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President Donald Trump's 2018 budget will push for the creation of a federal paid family leave program that will provide families after the birth or adoption of a child with six weeks of paid leave, a Trump administration official tells CNN. 

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Elephant crushes big game hunter to death after it is fatally shot

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A big game hunter was crushed to death after an elephant, which his friends had fatally shot, collapsed on top of him.

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Explosions kill 19 at concert in England, terrorism suspected

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There are fatalities following an incident at Manchester Arena in England on Monday, according to local police.

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Bullock vetoes health-care price transparency bill Video included

Gov. Steve Bullock Gov. Steve Bullock
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Gov. Steve Bullock on Monday vetoed the session’s major bill to help health-care consumers do some comparison shopping, saying it might actually increase health-care costs.

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In final days of MT U.S. House campaign, healthcare is a focus Video included

U.S. House candidates Greg Gianforte (left) and Rob Quist U.S. House candidates Greg Gianforte (left) and Rob Quist
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The special election will be on Thursday, May 25th.

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Missoula photographer sues for unauthorized use of Rob Quist photo in attack ad

The mailer was sent out with Peterman's photo (U.S. District Court in Missoula) The mailer was sent out with Peterman's photo (U.S. District Court in Missoula)
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A Missoula photographer is suing the Republican National Committee for the unauthorized use of her photo in an attack ad against Montana’s democratic congressional candidate.

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Gov. Bullock orders flags at half-staff on Tuesday for Deputy Mason Moore Video included

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Governor Steve Bullock ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday to honor Broadwater County Deputy Sheriff Mason Moore. 

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Livingston metal shop destroyed by fire, still under investigation Video included

The metal shop was completely destroyed (Livingston Fire Department) The metal shop was completely destroyed (Livingston Fire Department)
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The cause of a massive fire that destroyed a metal shop in Livingston on Friday was still under investigation on Monday, according to the Livingston Fire Chief. 

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Billings man accused of threatening neighbor with machete over gardening mishap

Naasz is charged with one count of felony assault (YCDF) Naasz is charged with one count of felony assault (YCDF)
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A Billings man is accused of threatening his neighbor with a machete because he thought the victim was killing his flowers with a weed whacker, according to court documents filed Monday.  

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Victim of motorcycle crash in Big Horn County identified

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The motorcyclist killed in the crash south of Hardin on Sunday morning was identified Monday by the Big Horn County coroner.

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A Waiting Child: May Video included

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This month’s waiting children are a pair of twins, Aaron and Arianna. 

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American oil companies deepen Saudi ties, despite rivalry

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Saudi Arabia and American shale oil companies remain in a battle for global dominance that has sparked a rare bout of financial trouble for the kingdom and forced it to think about life after oil. 

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Missoula shooting sends man to hospital with head wound Video included

A man was shot in the head on West Broadway in Missoula early Monday. (Kent Luetzen/MTN News photo) A man was shot in the head on West Broadway in Missoula early Monday. (Kent Luetzen/MTN News photo)
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One man is in the hospital after being shot in the head Monday morning on West Broadway in Missoula. 

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Bicyclist, driver identified in fatal hit-and-run Video included

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The bicyclist who was hit and killed in Lake County on Sunday has been identified and a suspect is in custody.

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