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Great Falls police: Suspect was shot after he brandished a weapon

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When officers located the man, he brandished a weapon, according to Bowen, and was shot and killed.

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Voters to decide fate of Elder Grove school expansion bond Tuesday

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The Elder Grove School district will learn the fate of their bond request on Tuesday. 

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Laurel mayor-elect says he will likely decline position

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The city of Laurel will begin the search for a new Mayor if the current mayor-elect decides to not quit his day job and he says he is likely leaning toward giving up the position. 

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Pair of films set in Montana to premier at 2018 Sundance Film Festival

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BILLINGS -- A pair of films shot in Montana will make their world premiers in 2018 on the big screens at the Sundance Film Festival. 

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Q2 Rewind: Sheriff Johnny France Finds the Mountain Men

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It was a cold Montana December in 1984 when Madison County Sheriff Johnny France discovered the hidden camp of the father-son fugitives known as the Mountain Men, wanted for the kidnapping of Olympian Kari Swenson and the killing of her rescuer.

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Doug Jones tells Alabamians to get out and vote on eve of special election

Doug Jones speaks at a rally in Cullman, Ala. on Dec. 6, 2017. Doug Jones speaks at a rally in Cullman, Ala. on Dec. 6, 2017.
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On the eve of the Alabama special election, Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones rallied a crowd in Birmingham calling on Alabamians to turn out and vote.

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Moore: Alabama won't let people from out of state control this election

Republican Roy Moore cast the sexual allegations he faces as an outside effort to tank his Senate candidacy Monday night at his final rally before Tuesday's special election. CNN photo. Republican Roy Moore cast the sexual allegations he faces as an outside effort to tank his Senate candidacy Monday night at his final rally before Tuesday's special election. CNN photo.
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Republican Roy Moore said Alabama voters in Tuesday's U.S. Senate special election should not "ignore what they believe" about the sexual allegations he faces.

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Billings City Council moves forward on One Big Sky Center plans, hears concerns about casino by middle school

The development outline for downtown Billings as presented by the Hammes Company. The development outline for downtown Billings as presented by the Hammes Company.
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The city of Billings and developers Hammes Company will continue the path of progress plans to develop the Magic City. 

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Q2 Weather: Our mild weather pattern is showing signs of fatigue

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Our mild weather pattern continues for another day or so but we do see an end to this coming sometime around midweek.

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License for special hunt near Bridger sell out fast

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If you were planning on purchasing a license for the state wildlife department's special hunt Monday, you're too late. 

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Ruling: MT Dem Party violated campaign-reporting laws in 2016

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The Montana Democratic Party violated campaign-reporting laws last year by failing to identify which candidates it was supporting with $300,000 in ads and other spending, the state’s top campaign enforcer said Monday. 

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Ruling: Montana Dem Party violated campaign-reporting laws in 2016

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HELENA - The Montana Democratic Party violated campaign-reporting laws last year by failing to identify which candidates it was supporting with $300,000 in ads and other spending, the state’s top campaign enforcer said Monday.

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Port Authority attack suspect: What we know about Akayed Ullah

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An explosion Monday morning at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan is, in the words of Police Commissioner James O'Neill, a "terror-related incident."

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Transgender people free to enlist in US military starting in 2018 after court ruling

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The Pentagon said Monday that it will begin processing transgender applicants to the military on Jan. 1. 

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Haley on Trump accusers: 'We should all be willing to listen to them'

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said during an interview on CBS' "Face The Nation" that the women who have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct "should be heard." CNN photo US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said during an interview on CBS' "Face The Nation" that the women who have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct "should be heard." CNN photo
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday that any women who speak up about inappropriate sexual behavior "should be heard," including President Donald Trump's accusers.

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"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" opens in theaters Thursday

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"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is the 8th installment in the epic space opera franchise.

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Under the Big Sky | Cajune Boatbuilding | Best Material

A Cajune boat on the banks of the Yellowstone River. A Cajune boat on the banks of the Yellowstone River.
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Under the Big Sky returns to the Paradise Valley where Jason Cajune crafts beautiful drift boats. Their material of choice may be old but Cajune believes his wooden boats stand up against modern building materials.

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Custom wheelchair stolen from Montana veteran has been found

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A veteran and his missing custom wheelchair have been reunited.

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New York explosion suspect identified

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The suspect in custody after the New York explosion is Akayed Ullah, said Police Commissioner James O'Neill.

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Female accusers of Trump call for Congressional investigation into misconduct

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Several women who have publicly accused President Trump of sexual misconduct are speaking out together at a joint news conference on Monday in New York City, calling for Congressional action in light of the growing "Me Too" movement across the country. 

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California couple missing in Montana

Suzanne Michelle Labelle and Sherwin Fernandez Lamando Jr. have been missing for more than a week. (Photo: Mineral County Sheriff's Office) Suzanne Michelle Labelle and Sherwin Fernandez Lamando Jr. have been missing for more than a week. (Photo: Mineral County Sheriff's Office)
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Mineral County authorities are looking for your help in finding two California residents who have been reported missing after their car was found at an Interstate 90 rest stop. 

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Police shoot man in Great Falls

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A man who allegedly was armed has reportedly been shot by police in Great Falls. 

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Q2 Weather: A look back to one year ago this week

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While temperatures will be in the neighborhood of a record high in Billings Tuesday, it was a much different situation one year ago this week. Click for more.

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

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

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Montana Ag: Fort Benton kids enjoy Harvest of the Month

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Getting kids to eat their fruits and vegetables can be tough but a new program through Montana State University has them cleaning their plates and asking for seconds. 

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Parents recount how daughter was strangled by window blind cords

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The American Academy of Pediatrics published a new study calling for a mandatory safety standard to eliminate window blinds with cords. 

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New York explosion: 1 in custody after blast at Port Authority bus station

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An explosion struck the Port Authority bus terminal at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue near Times Square on Monday morning, injuring four people and causing chaos in one of the busiest commuter hubs in the city.

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Q2 Trending News: Rolling Panda, Twins, Teddy Bear Toss

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Two young girls insist they are twins. When told they couldn't be twins because their skin color is different they give the perfect response. 

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Fire department demonstrates how fast a Christmas tree burns

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Dry trees can make for an unfortunate holiday season and the Great Falls Fire Rescue demonstrated just that. 

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Current and former cadets speak out on sexual assault at Air Force Academy

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In a six-month investigation you'll see only on "CBS This Morning," we traveled to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs to investigate sexual assault in the military.

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Q2 Weather: Wildfire weather concerns in December

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Warm and dry weather continues, with even some wildfire weather concerns. 

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Billings family remembers son and gives toys to kids

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A Billings family lost a baby boy last year and now honors and remembers him with Cody's Crusade. 

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Line of lights in sky prompts calls, curiosity

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

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Celebrities rally for boy bullied at school after emotional video of him in tears goes viral

Keaton Jones, seen in this screengrab from Facebook, tearfully describes the aggressive bullying he experiences at school.  FACEBOOK/KIMBERLY JONES Keaton Jones, seen in this screengrab from Facebook, tearfully describes the aggressive bullying he experiences at school. FACEBOOK/KIMBERLY JONES
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A boy teased for being "different" was flooded with comforting messages from dozens of celebrities over the weekend.

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Billings seniors enjoy Breakfast with Santa

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

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

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

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

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

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Interior secretary pushing controversial road project

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

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Q2 Weather: Dry, mild & breezy weather continues

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

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The divine creations of Michelangelo

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

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Uptown ice sculpting event draws artists from across Montana

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

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Missing 14-year-old girl found safe

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

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A look at the California wildfires' jaw-dropping numbers

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

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Montana firefighters join the fight in California

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

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

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

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Why your SUV needs winter tires

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

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STEM inspires kids to learn

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

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Toys for Tots nearly finished collecting for Christmas

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

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Playing God in China's mutant mice lab

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

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

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

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EPA names Butte and Anaconda as priority Superfund sites

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

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Roy Moore accuser says she added notes to his yearbook inscription

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

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Veterans honored with Christmas wreaths at Helena cemetery

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

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Iraq is "fully liberated" from ISIS

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

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Helena man charged for DUI with kids in the car

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

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51 officers graduate from Montana Law Enforcement Academy

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

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City of Havre votes on medical marijuana ordinance

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

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Millions of potentially explosive air bags still on the road

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

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ZooLights brightens up the holiday season in Billings

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

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Southern California wildfires still smoldering after hellish week

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

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

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President Donald Trump urged Alabama voters to "get out and vote for Roy Moore" in Tuesday's Senate special election.

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Democratic senator wants probe into interior secretary's helicopter use

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

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

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

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Plans developing to rebuild historic Sperry Chalet in northwest Montana

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

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Insurers, regulators say Montana health coverage open enrollment running smoothly

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

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Toys for Tots hitting final stretch for donations in Billings

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

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

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

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The Bridger Special Chronic Wasting Disease Hunt begins Dec. 15

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

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Montana firefighters arrive in California to assist with massive fires

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Montana fire crews have made it safely to California, where they will pitch in to help battle the huge, wind-driven fires in the southern part of the state.

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

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

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

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

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Missoula police looking for trailer, wheelchair stolen from veteran

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

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Environmental group attacks proposed national park fee hikes in Montana

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

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

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

Pondera County sheriff can serve without firearm

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

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Blackfeet actor Steve Reevis from Browning has died

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

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Fatal crash reported on Interstate 15

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

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Video captures teen stealing AR-15 from cop car

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

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

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

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All-American Indian Shootout finds a home in Billings

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

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