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Montana roads officials look at new 'diamond' interchange in Lockwood

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A safer and more efficient configuration could soon be constructed for the Johnson Lane Interchange in Lockwood, as part planned Billings Bypass. 

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Longtime Billings Mustangs' fan Barbara Berreth dies

Barbara Berreth. MTN photo. Barbara Berreth. MTN photo.
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BILLINGS – Barbara Berreth, a longtime Billings Mustangs fan who most remember for her patented home-team cheers, died Sunday night after complications from a stroke, according to Mustangs personnel. 

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Report: Inspector General launches investigation in Zinke land deal in Montana

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A real estate deal between Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the chairman of oil field service company Haliburton is now the subject of a formal investigation by the Interior Department's Inspector General. 

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Montana Ag Network: "Fill Your Freezer" spotlights 4H kids and teens

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The 2018 Livestock Show and Sale, also known as the 4H Fill Your Freezer event, brought many people from across Montana to Great Falls recently. 

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Tester: Trump tariffs hurting Montana farmers

Sen. Jon Tester Sen. Jon Tester
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jon Tester said Wednesday that farmer are suffering in the trade war between the United States and China.

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Man accused of raping 3-year-old in Missoula County

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A 38-year-old man is in police custody and is being charged with felony sexual intercourse without consent. 

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Video Extra: Brady Bunch House For Sale

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The television home of "The Brady Bunch" is for sale. 

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Report: Montana in substance abuse "crisis"

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Montana Attorney General Tim Fox says the state is in the midst of a substance abuse crisis with a new report reflecting what he calls "astronomical" increases in methamphetamine and heroin offenses over the last several years. 

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Grizzly bear euthanized after fall in Glacier National Park

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A grizzly bear has been put down at Glacier National Park after apparently falling onto the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

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A Better You: A Healthy Snack

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In this edition of A Better You, Registered Dietician Anna Kasperick shares a recipe for peanut butter protein balls.

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Trump and Putin morph into the same person in Time magazine cover

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For the second month in a row, Time magazine has put a provocative photo illustration of President Donald Trump on its cover -- this time, morphing him into Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Yellowstone Valley Farmers Market opens Saturday in Billings

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The third Saturday in July means one things here in Billings, the annual kick off of the Yellowstone Valley farmers market. 

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Q2 Weather: Sounds like summertime weather

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A sunny sky, warm temperatures, and generally dry conditions except for isolated evening storms. It sounds like summertime weather. Click for more.

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Gianforte, Williams report latest fundraising numbers in Montana U.S. House race

Kathleen Williams and Greg Gianforte Kathleen Williams and Greg Gianforte
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Both the Republican and Democratic candidates for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat reported raising more than $400,000 since mid-May. 

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Crews battling forest fire in western Montana

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The Reynolds Lake Fire has grown substantially after being pushed by gusty winds.

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Overcrowding could mean service, not jail time, for some Butte offenders

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BUTTE - The Butte jail is short on space but has no shortage of inmates. 

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Outside Yosemite, mourning for a local hero and watching the fires get closer

X marks the spot where residents evacuated from the Ferguson fire, dead trees are off in the distance. CNN photo. X marks the spot where residents evacuated from the Ferguson fire, dead trees are off in the distance. CNN photo.
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On a clear day, a drive through Jerseydale, Calif., offers panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

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'Spirit Ride' in Great Falls aims to raise awareness of 'Slow Down, Move Over' laws

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According to the Federal Highway Administration, 70 percent of drivers are not aware of the law, while others simply ignore it.

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Trump says he believes U.S. intelligence on Russian meddling, but declines to say Putin lied

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President Trump again expressed confidence in U.S. intelligence agencies and their assessment of Russian interference Wednesday, but declined to say whether he believes Vladimir Putin was lying when he denied Russia was behind the meddling effort.

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Oregon man ascends Montana’s Granite Peak in attempt to break world record

Colin O'Brady. Colin O'Brady.
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GRANITE PEAK – Colin O’Brady chases challenges around the globe.

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Montana Supreme Court grants new trial for man convicted in 2015 Billings murder

Joseph Richard Polak. Q2 News. Joseph Richard Polak. Q2 News.
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HELENA - The Montana Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a Billings man convicted of a 2015 murder of another man in a Heights trailer court, ruling a lower court improperly excluded evidence indicating a key witness may have been on drugs during the crime.

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Pence visit to Billings bumped back one day

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BILLINGS -  Vice President Mike Pence will appear in Billings Wednesday, July 25, a day later than previously announced.

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Q2 Weather: A prolonged warming and drying trend is on the way for Billings

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The sun is out, the temperatures are up and the clouds are gathering on the horizon.

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BOLO Alert issued for Montana man traveling with woman who may be in danger

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The United States Marshals Service District of Montana has issued a BOLO Alert (Be-on-the-Lookout) for a Montana man who has fled authorities and may be traveling with a woman who could be in danger.

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Trump denies Russia is targeting U.S. at Cabinet meeting

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During his first Cabinet meeting after spending a week overseas where he cast doubt on existing international alliances and neglected to rebuke Russian President Vladimir Putin for Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, President Trump denied that despite the intelligence community's findings, Russia is not currently targeting the U.S. 

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Lava from the Kilauea volcano has added nearly 700 acres to Hawaii's Big Island

Lava is reforming the coastline of Hawaii's Big Island / USGS Lava is reforming the coastline of Hawaii's Big Island / USGS
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The National Guard in Hawaii is warning of new, immediate dangers to people living near the Kilauea volcano some two-and-a-half months after the eruption started.  

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Montana family documents grizzly bears

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One of the greatest things about living in Montana is the abundance of wildlife. 

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Trump touts success of Putin summit despite continuing criticism

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President Trump is promising "more positive things" will be coming out of his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin and declared it a "success," despite the hail of criticism he faced from Republicans and Democrats alike afterward. 

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Caught on Camera: Black Sea Waterspout

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Fishermen in Russia's Krasnodar region came across a waterspout in the Black Sea on Monday. 

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Probation and Parole Week celebrated in Billings

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Across the country, Probation and Parole week is celebrated one week in July. 

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Final moments of fatal plane crash caught on camera by passenger

A view out the window of a crashing plane is shown in this screen grab from a video shot on a phone inside the cabin. / AIRLIVE A view out the window of a crashing plane is shown in this screen grab from a video shot on a phone inside the cabin. / AIRLIVE
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A small plane carrying passengers on a luxury air safari crashed outside Pretoria, South Africa last week, killing two people and gravely wounding two pilots.

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Video Extra: Bear takes a dip in the pool

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A bear made its way into a neighborhood in Granada Hills, California. 

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Q2 Weather: Very warm and generally dry ahead

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Rain is going to be hard to come by for a while. Click for more..

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Video extra: Animals staying cool

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We humans head to the pool or grab a cold treat to beat the heat, and it turns out animals have the same idea.

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Gianforte bill to protect portion of East Rosebud Creek passes House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte of Montana to conserve 20 miles of East Rosebud Creek passed the House Tuesday with bipartisan support.

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Daines vows support for Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh, knocks Democrats' opposition

Sen. Steve Daines, left, talks to Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. courtesy of Sen. Daines' office. Sen. Steve Daines, left, talks to Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. courtesy of Sen. Daines' office.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sen. Steve Daines said Tuesday he plans to vote for President Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and he lamented that Democrats were already lining up against the jurist.

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Trump now says he accepts intelligence community's findings after Putin meeting

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President Trump on Tuesday claimed he accepts the findings of the U.S. intelligence community that Russians interfered in the 2016 election. 

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Hot, dry weather increases wildfire risk in western Montana

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Hot and dry weather in recent weeks has left us on the brink of a wildfire outbreak, and lightning on Monday night and Tuesday across parts of the state could be the beginning of a change. 

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Couple files lawsuit against Customs & Border Protection for Montana incident

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The couple is seeking damages for emotional and mental distress.

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2 people hit by suspected drunken driver in Whitefish

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A Whitefish man is in custody and accused of hitting two pedestrians with his vehicle while driving drunk.

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Study: Billings employers looking to hire but struggling to find employees

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BILLINGS - Yellowstone County needs a few good employees - thousands, in fact, according to a new study.

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Billings welcomes new schools superintendent

Billings SD2 Superintendent Greg Upham. MTN News. Billings SD2 Superintendent Greg Upham. MTN News.
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BILLINGS - Billings School District Two welcomed Monday its new superintendent Greg Upham.

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Missoula police: Missing woman might be held against her will

Jermaine Charlo. Jermaine Charlo.
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Jermaine Charlo of Dixon -- who also goes by the name Liz -- was last seen early on June 14 in Missoula.

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When Minnesota teen's hot dog stand was shut down for not having a permit, this city helped him get one

courtesy of Mr. Faulkner's Old Fashioned Hot Dogs Facebook page courtesy of Mr. Faulkner's Old Fashioned Hot Dogs Facebook page
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Instead of shutting down a teen's hot dog stand after a complaint, the city helped him start a business. 

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Authorities suspect murder-suicide in deaths of two found in Helena home

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Lewis and Clark County officials identified Tuesday the two people found dead inside a Helena home Monday in what they believe was a murder-suicide.

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Video extra: Young wolverines caught on film in Montana forest

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A wildlife monitoring project has captured what they believe may be the first documentation of wolverine kits in the Bitterroot National Forest. 

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Q2 Weather: Half-inch hail near Laurel headed to Billings

These hail stones were recovered in Park City. photo courtesy of Thomas Murphy. These hail stones were recovered in Park City. photo courtesy of Thomas Murphy.
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The Billings National Weather Service has issued a Significant Weather Advisory for Yellowstone County. 

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Montana wildlife officers give care to ailing eagle

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The eagle was taken to Central Valley Animal Hospital where it was examined and given fluids to help it recover.

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Mosquito carrying West Nile confirmed in Cascade County

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The Cascade County Weed & Mosquito Division said it has detected its first West Nile Virus-positive mosquito sample of the year. 

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Helena man accused of throwing lit fireworks at children

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The 61-year-old man has been charged with three counts of assault with a weapon and one count of lighting fireworks in city limits. 

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Phoenix PD: Mother broke bones of 2-month-old boy

Luz Adriana Saldierna. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Luz Adriana Saldierna. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
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A 2-month-old baby is being treated for several broken bones and THC in his system.

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MGM sues Las Vegas shooting victims and survivors, claiming no liability

Surveillance video shows the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017, the night of a deadly mass shooting on a country music festival below the resort. / COURTESY LAS VEGAS METROPOLITAN POLICE Surveillance video shows the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017, the night of a deadly mass shooting on a country music festival below the resort. / COURTESY LAS VEGAS METROPOLITAN POLICE
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MGM Resorts International is suing more than 1,000 victims and other survivors of last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas, claiming it has no liability for the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. 

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Papa John's founder John Schnatter says resigning was "mistake"

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John Schnatter is adding his resignation to his lists of regrets. 

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Charges filed against Wyoming officer for Colorado gun incident

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A police officer whose gun accidentally fired at a youth baseball tournament in Steamboat Springs last month is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday to face multiple criminal charges. 

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Video Extra: Draw Bridge Fail

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Watch what happened after a woman on her bike rode through the warning signals at a draw bridge in Wisconsin.  

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Obama acknowledges "strange and uncertain times" in Mandela lecture

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Former President Barack Obama, in a speech honoring the late South African leader Nelson Mandela, said he'd try to "get some perspective" as news cycles bring "more head-spinning and disturbing headlines." 

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Dog theft foiled after break-in at Helena Humane Society

A man broke into the Helena Humane Society and tried to take this dog, Panda Bear. MTN News. A man broke into the Helena Humane Society and tried to take this dog, Panda Bear. MTN News.
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HELENA – A 56 year-old man is accused of breaking into the Lewis and Clark Humane Society just before 1 a.m. Monday. Joe Love of Helena appeared before Justice of the Peace Michael Swingley Monday afternoon. 

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Video Extra: Six Flags introduces lynx cubs

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Say hello to Six Flags Great Adventure’s newest members! 

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Officials doing damage control following Trump's comments about election meddling

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Senior administration officials said an effort is underway to clean up the mess created by President Trump's comments in Helsinki on Monday. 

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Montana Made: Aqua Creek Products

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Aquatic wheelchairs, pool lifts and shower seats have given those with mobility issues opportunities to access pools, lakes, baths, showers and even the ocean.

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Shrine Stories: Meet Macy

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The top high school football athletes in Montana will take the field for the annual East-West Shrine Game on Saturday.

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1 suspect killed in Las Vegas shootout

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Dramatic body-camera footage, just released by the Las Vegas metro police, shows an officer opening fire while in the midst of a car chase.

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Police officers assaulted while arresting Bozeman man

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A Bozeman man faces multiple felony charges after allegedly fighting police officers attempting to arrest him for assaulting his girlfriend. 

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Colorado mom warns about kids and washing machines

Front-loading washing machine Lindsey McIver and husband bought in which one of their young children got trapped / LINDSEY MCIVER/FACEBOOK/CBS DENVER Front-loading washing machine Lindsey McIver and husband bought in which one of their young children got trapped / LINDSEY MCIVER/FACEBOOK/CBS DENVER
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A Colorado mother posted a scary warning on Facebook after purchasing a front-loading washing machine.

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Coroner identifies body found in Billings drainage ditch

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The woman who was found dead in a Billings drainage ditch over the weekend has been identified.

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Wanted in Montana: BOLO Alert issued for Joseph Mullaney

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

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Caught on Camera: Hawaii lava bomb hits boat

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A blob of hot volcanic lava struck an ocean tour boat just off the Big Island of Hawaii on Monday, injuring nearly two dozen people in the worst casualty incident to date from the ongoing eruption of the Kilauea Volcano. 

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Possible serial killer sought in Houston-area manhunt

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo in July 16, 2018 news conference warning people not to approach suspected serial killer Jose Rodriguez if they spot him  KHOU-TV Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo in July 16, 2018 news conference warning people not to approach suspected serial killer Jose Rodriguez if they spot him KHOU-TV
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A manhunt is underway for a "person of strong interest" in a violent crime spree that has left at least three people dead in four days.

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Firefighter killed in fast-growing blaze near Yosemite

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A fire that sparked Friday near Yosemite National Park in California turned deadly over the weekend, claiming the life of a firefighter. 

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One year ago, Lolo Peak fire raged in western Montana

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MISSOULA- A year ago this week, the Lolo Peak Fire started with a lightning strike and continued to burn for months near Missoula. 

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Firefighters, police in Butte will carry Narcan for opioid overdoses

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BUTTE - Quick shots of Naloxone up the nose of a Butte woman in the throes of an opioid overdose last week helped Butte firefighters save the victim’s life. 

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Why White Sulphur? | Red Ants Pants | Under the Big Sky

Red Ants Pants is an innovative workwear company located in White Sulphur Springs. Red Ants Pants is an innovative workwear company located in White Sulphur Springs.
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In this Under the Big Sky bonus, Sarah Calhoun talks about how she made her way from a small farm in Connecticut to living and working in White Sulphur Springs. Sarah Calhoun started the workwear for women apparel company Red Ants Pants in an old saddle shop on main street in White Sulphur Springs. It has now grown into a huge annual music festival as well as a foundation supporting leadership roles for women, working family farms and ranches and rural communities. Recently na...

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New details coming out about Pence appearance in Billings

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BILLINGS - Next week's appearance by Vice President Mike Pence to Billings now has a time and place. Pence will first appear at a rally with Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 24 at the Montana Pavilion at MetraPark.  

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US charges Russian national with being a foreign agent

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The Justice Department charged a Russian national who, along with her mentor, aimed to set up backchannel communications between Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, with conspiring against the U.S. as a secret agent. 

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New tech business ranking shows Bozeman leading the pack in Montana

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Montana High Tech Business Alliance recently named the top 25 tech businesses in the state of Montana. Bozeman dominated the list with 10 of its businesses on it.

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Indian Relay races leaving Billings

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BILLINGS - The Indian Relay Races "Championship of Champions" in Billings have come to an end. 

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Billings airport director shares preview of upcoming expansion

Kevin Ploehn, airport director. Q2 News photo. Kevin Ploehn, airport director. Q2 News photo.
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The main focus is to update the airport Kevin Ploehn, the Director of Aviation and Transit for the city of Billings says the project is in the design phase, the first of three. 

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Montana's congressional delegation back intelligence agencies on Russia election interference

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All three of Montana's congressional representatives backed the assessments of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the 2016 election in statements issued Monday.

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Q2 Rewind: 35 years of Lake Elmo State Park in Billings

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BILLINGS - On July 15, Lake Elmo State Park in the Billings Heights officially opened to the public as a state park. 

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Amazon Prime Day marked by outages, dogs

Amazon has opened its long-promised convenience store with zero checkout lines. Amazon has opened its long-promised convenience store with zero checkout lines.
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Amazon's self-created Prime Day holiday is off to a rocky start.

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2 bodies found inside Helena house

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HELENA- Police officers are investigating after two bodies were found inside a Helena home on Monday. 

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Man accused of breaking into ex-girlfriend's Missoula apartment

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Cody Wright is behind bars in Missoula where he faces a felony charge of aggravated burglary. 

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Papa John's John Schnatter loses his office space in corporate HQ

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Papa John's founder John Schnatter has lost his office in the pizza chain's corporate headquarters in Louisville, Ky. 

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1 killed in crash east of Missoula

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One person died in a Sunday evening crash east of Missoula. 

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  • Suspects in Novichok case flew out of UK in wake of attack, source says

    Suspects in Novichok case flew out of UK in wake of attack, source says

    Thursday, July 19 2018 4:31 AM EDT2018-07-19 08:31:21 GMT
    ritish police have identified two suspects in the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN Thursday.ritish police have identified two suspects in the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN Thursday.
    British police have identified two suspects in the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN Thursday.
    Police have identified two suspects in the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN Thursday.
  • Why Netanyahu is cozying up to Europe's renegades

    Why Netanyahu is cozying up to Europe's renegades

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:16 AM EDT2018-07-19 09:16:23 GMT
    Orban is welcomed by Netanyahu upon his arrival at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem on Thursday.Orban is welcomed by Netanyahu upon his arrival at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem on Thursday.
    As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bumps heads with Western European leaders over their support for their Iran nuclear deal and their ubiquitous criticism of Israeli settlements, he has found a different...
    As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bumps heads with Western European leaders over their support for their Iran nuclear deal and their ubiquitous criticism of Israeli settlements, he has found a different set of...
  • Macron's senior aide given 'warning' for beating May Day protesters

    Macron's senior aide given 'warning' for beating May Day protesters

    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:21 AM EDT2018-07-19 12:21:33 GMT
    French President Emmanuel Macron with senior aide Alexandre Benalla in June 2017.French President Emmanuel Macron with senior aide Alexandre Benalla in June 2017.
    A senior security adviser to French President Emmanuel Macron is under investigation for beating up protesters at a May Day demonstration.
    A senior security adviser to French President Emmanuel Macron is under investigation for beating up protesters at a May Day demonstration.
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