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Lodge Grass to host screening of Kevin Costner drama 'Yellowstone'

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LODGE GRASS - The city of Lodge Grass and Crow Tribe are hosting a screening of the Kevin Costner television series "Yellowstone" at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Lodge Grass High School. 

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Bullock requests federal disaster declaration for flooding in Montana

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HELENA – Gov. Steve Bullock on Monday requested a major disaster declaration from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide more resources to the state from the federal government for cleanup and recovery from widespread spring flooding. 

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13 people stranded overnight in Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness

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Thirteen people stranded in the Bob Marshall Wilderness will remain in their current spot near Gibson Dam Monday night, authorities said.

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Woman killed in Missoula hit-and-run identified

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The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office has identified the woman who was killed in a Sunday morning hit-and-run crash. 

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Chamber of Commerce declines to endorse a candidate in MT’s U.S. Senate race

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Montana’s top business lobby Monday declined to endorse a candidate in the state’s top election race, the U.S. Senate. 

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Video Extra: Kid Topples Sculpture

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A five-year-old boy in Kansas decided to stop to admire some artwork and give a sculpture a hug. It didn’t end well. More>>

Q2 Weather: Not done with the rain yet

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We are not done with rain yet. Not even close. Click for more.

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Bear attacks circus handler as audience watches in horror

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Shocking video from a Russian circus shows a bear turn on its handler and viciously attack him during a show. 

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Missoula man charged with hitting Special Olympian in the head with a baseball bat

Paul Ekstedt Paul Ekstedt
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Fuller is a Special Olympics athlete and ambassador who is a fixture in the Missoula community.

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Video game addiction named disorder by World Health Organization

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NEW YORK  – From playing “Fortnite” in their own homes for hours, to wandering city streets collecting Pokemon on their phones – many people are obsessed with video games.

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CBS News poll: Two-thirds of Americans say separating children, parents at border unacceptable

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Sixty-seven percent of Americans call it unacceptable to separate children from parents who've been caught trying to enter the U.S. illegally.

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FBI, Justice officials pressed on political bias at agencies, next steps after IG report

Christopher Wray, FBI director Christopher Wray, FBI director
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The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Justice Department inspector general report on the Justice Department's and FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation in advance of the 2016 presidential election. 

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Video extra: Toddler climbs locked pool ladder

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Parents in Massachusetts captured this video of their toddler climbing up the locked ladder of a pool to remind other parents that safety devices are not fool proof. 

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Bomb reportedly found in armed robbery suspect's vehicle in Bozeman

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The Belgrade man who is accused of armed robbery of a Bozeman business reportedly had a homemade bomb in his vehicle when he was arrested. 

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Q2 Rewind: Montana Freemen hole up at Jordan ranch

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In 1996, members of an anti-government group called the Montana Freemen holed up in a ranch for 81 days after the arrest of one man, LeRoy Schweitzer.

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Above-average rainfall could lead to another bad fire season in Montana

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“In general, when you have a wet spring, it’s going to allow the grasses and the fine fuels to grow in abundance,” said Matt Jackson, National Weather Service senior meteorologist. 

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Man who fell into Yellowstone River near Reed Point identified, has not been found

(Stillwater County Search and Rescue) (Stillwater County Search and Rescue)
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The Stillwater County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the man who they believe fell into the Yellowstone River over the weekend. 

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2 Ohio firefighters accused of making pornographic videos in firehouse

Deann Eller and Art Dean. courtesy of city of Akron, Ohio. Deann Eller and Art Dean. courtesy of city of Akron, Ohio.
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AKRON, Ohio -- Two Akron Fire Department firefighters have been placed on leave following allegations they created pornographic videos in an Akron fire station, reports CBS affiliate WOIO.

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State-revenue rebound could lead to undoing budget cuts this year

State Rep. Nancy Ballance, R-Hamilton State Rep. Nancy Ballance, R-Hamilton
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A rebound in Montana’s state tax revenue could lead to undoing $46 million in state budget cuts later this year, a legislative report says – although lawmakers Monday said the final budget picture won’t be clear until next month. 

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Homeland Security secretary denies separation amounts to 'child abuse'

Kirsten Nielstjen, Department of Homeland Security secretary. CNN photo. Kirsten Nielstjen, Department of Homeland Security secretary. CNN photo.
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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen insisted conditions at the detention facilities are up to par, when asked by reporters if the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents at the border amounts to "child abuse." 

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Trump directs Pentagon to create military Space Force

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Catching observers off guard, President Trump, in remarks before a National Space Council Meeting at the White House Monday, officially directed to Pentagon to establish a sixth branch of the military, a "space force," to ensure American dominance on the high frontier. 

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Q2 Weather: Wet weather pattern in Billings will continue again on Tuesday

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Wave after wave of rainfall continues to move into Montana today, up in the mountains it is coming down as snow. 

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New details emerge in attack of Special Olympics fixture in Missoula

Paul Ekstedt. MTN News Paul Ekstedt. MTN News
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Paul Ekstedt, 27, is accused of assaulting Special Olympian Gary Fuller on June 14.

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Creating Delicious Dinosaurs | La Chatelaine Bonus | Under the Big Sky

Chocolate dinosaur eggs crafted by La Chatelaine Chocolat Co. in Bozeman. Chocolate dinosaur eggs crafted by La Chatelaine Chocolat Co. in Bozeman.
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In the third Under the Big Sky bonus video, Wlady and Shannon share their passion for creativity and playfulness at the heart of their chocolate creations including some delicious dinosaur themed chocolates.  La Châtelaine Chocolat is an artisan chocolaterie. A Frenchman and his American wife created La Châtelaine after longing for the delectable chocolates from childhood.  Wlady and Shannon Grochowski started La Chatelaine in Bozeman, Montana in 2006. Hand...

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DNA results show mysterious Montana canine is a wolf

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DNA from the animal, which was shot legally by a rancher near Denton on May 16, was tested at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service forensic laboratory in Ashland, Ore. 

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Butte judge candidate arrested for DUI

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Butte-Silver Bow’s coroner and justice of the peace candidate was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of driving under the influence. 

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Q2 Weather: Bands of heavy rain possible

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Strong thunderstorms are in the area. Click for more

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Trump: "The U.S. will not be a migrant camp"

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During a meeting with the National Space Council at the White House on Monday, President Trump once again placed blame on Democrats for the country's immigration problems. 

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Sen. Tester goes solo on debate date before broadcasters in Whitefish

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In a wide-ranging public interview Sunday that substituted for a canceled debate, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester laid out his views on health care, energy, border security and gun violence – and jabbed Republican challenger Matt Rosendale for not attending. 

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Dunrovin Ranch osprey named in honor of refugee student

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"I think that these birds are bringing us together in ways that we could not have foreseen."

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Giant hogweed, plant that causes blindness and third-degree burns, discovered in Virginia

Giant hogweed, an invasive plant that can cause third-degree burns and even permanent blindness, has been found in Virginia and other states. / VT MASSEY HERBARIUM Giant hogweed, an invasive plant that can cause third-degree burns and even permanent blindness, has been found in Virginia and other states. / VT MASSEY HERBARIUM
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"Giant Hogweed" sounds like a mythical plant that the students of Hogwarts may study, but it's real - and it's dangerous. 

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5 killed in SUV crash during chase in Texas, authorities say

Aerial footage shows the aftermath of the crash on Sunday, June, 17, 2018. /  KENS-TV Aerial footage shows the aftermath of the crash on Sunday, June, 17, 2018. / KENS-TV
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At least five people were killed and nine others injured when the SUV they were riding in crashed while fleeing police and Border Patrol in South Texas.

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Video Extra: Baby Elephants Play Soccer

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Two young elephants recently played with a soccer ball at an elephant rescue center in Chiang Mai, Thailand. 

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Trump to hold rally in North Dakota

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President Donald Trump will hold a rally in Fargo, N.D. on June 27.

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Gunman wounds 2, is fatally shot by bystander at Walmart store

Scene outside Tumwater, Washington Walmart on June 17, 2018. / KIRO-TV Scene outside Tumwater, Washington Walmart on June 17, 2018. / KIRO-TV
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A gunman wounded a teenager during a carjacking and shot a man during a carjacking attempt Sunday before being killed by a bystander outside a Washington state Walmart.

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Montana Ag Network: 4-H camp teaches team building and leadership skills

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4-H is a nationwide organization that teaches kids important skills to guide them in the future.

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Q2 Weather: Rain could be heavy

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More rain is on the way, and it is not in the big hurry to leave. Click for more.

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Woman killed, man arrested after hit-and-run in Missoula

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A 22-year-old woman died in Missoula after a hit-and-run.

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Man drowns while rafting Rock Creek

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Authorities have recovered the body of a man who was reported missing after a Sunday afternoon rafting accident.

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Texas deputy sexually abused undocumented immigrant girl, 4, sheriff says

Jose Nunez in undated photo / KENS-TV Jose Nunez in undated photo / KENS-TV
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An off-duty Bexar County Sheriff's Department deputy has been arrested on a felony charge involving sexual assault of a child.

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Woman strangles rabid bobcat

The bobcat attacked Dede Phillips right outside her home in Northern Georgia. / WGCL-TV The bobcat attacked Dede Phillips right outside her home in Northern Georgia. / WGCL-TV
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A Georgia grandmother was stepping outside her home to take a picture when she was attacked by a rabid bobcat. 

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Soldier surprises girlfriend with homecoming, then drops to one knee for an even bigger surprise

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She was invited by the Greensboro Grasshoppers to be a "honorary manager" for the day hen she got on the field, something surprising happened. 

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Helena woman crowned Miss Montana 2018

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Laura Haller of Helena was crowned Miss Montana 2018 in Glendive on Saturday night by Miss Montana 2017 Maddie Murray.

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Summer season of Farmer’s Market kicks off in Bozeman

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Gallatin County continued its long-standing tradition of holding a Summer Farmer’s Market with its first one of the season.

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Western Montana photographer set to release new Sperry Chalet book

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A photographer who gained attention for taking one of the most iconic photos of the Sperry Chalet just weeks before it burned in a forest fire last August, is releasing a book.

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20 firefighters injured in massive NYC blaze

Twenty firefighters were injured fighting a fire on Staten Island on June 16, 2018. (TWITTER / FDNY) Twenty firefighters were injured fighting a fire on Staten Island on June 16, 2018. (TWITTER / FDNY)
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Officials said 20 firefighters were injured, four seriously, fighting a massive five-alarm fire Saturday that spanned five houses.

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Video appears to show Native American man struck in hit-and-run by border patrol vehicle

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Authorities in Arizona are investigating a possible hit-and-run incident involving a border patrol vehicle.

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Dog waits with missing 3-year-old in cornfield overnight until help arrives

A toddler went missing near her home in Qulin, Missouri, and when authorities found her, they also found her dog, who had stayed by her side all night (TWITTER/@MSHPTROOPERE) A toddler went missing near her home in Qulin, Missouri, and when authorities found her, they also found her dog, who had stayed by her side all night (TWITTER/@MSHPTROOPERE)
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Police officers and volunteers searched the cornfield near the girl's home and when they finally found her on Friday morning, they found her Yorkshire terrier, Fat Heath, waiting by her side.

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Kiwanis Fishing Jamboree rescheduled due to rain

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For the first time in 22 years, weather forced the postponement of the Kiwanis Fishing Jamboree at Riverfront Park.

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Moose takes a dip at Butte's new water park

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The new Ridge Waters water park in Butte had a surprise visit from a young moose who took a leisurely dip Saturday.

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Runners endure rain at Heart & Sole

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An annual event during Father's Day weekend drew enthusiastic runners, even in the rain on Saturday. The 39th Annual Heart and Sole Run featured 10-K, 5-K and 2-mile races.

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Report of person jumping from Yellowstone Bridge prompts search

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Columbus Fire and Rescue were paged to Reed Point at 5:14 a.m. this morning in response to a report of someone jumping off the Yellowstone Bridge and into the river.

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Kalispell man killed in single vehicle crash on US-93

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A 41-year-old Kalispell man is dead after a single vehicle crash on US-93.

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Motorcyclist killed in roundabout wreck

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A 30-year-old man died last night after crashing his motorcycle at the roundabout on Shiloh and Central.

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Beartooth Pass open to the Montana state line, Wyoming side still closed

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The Beartooth Pass is now open to the Montana state line, according to the Montana Department of Transportation.

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Boy's wish to join law enforcement granted in Helena

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Jacob Corpron, an 11-year-old boy from Boulder, is fascinated by law enforcement and hopes to be a police officer. On Friday, his wish came true.

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MSU announces new director for Museum of the Rockies

Christopher Dobbs, new executive director of the Museum of the Rockies. Photo courtesy of Christopher Dobbs. Christopher Dobbs, new executive director of the Museum of the Rockies. Photo courtesy of Christopher Dobbs.
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Montana State University has hired Christopher Dobbs to serve as the next executive director of the Museum of the Rockies. 

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Neptune Aviation is ready for Montana's fire season

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Neptune tankers have already been getting a lot of flight time this spring.

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Big Sky Pride in Helena this weekend

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Big Sky Pride returns to Helena this weekend for its 25th year and comes with a full schedule of events.

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Man charged with assaulting Special Olympian with a baseball bat in Missoula

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Gary Fuller, a Special Olympics athlete and ambassador for the organization, was assaulted with a baseball bat in Missoula.

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97-year-old Air Force veteran gets back in the cockpit

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The Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation was at the Capital City Airport giving veterans the chance to fly again.

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FDA expands Salmonella-melon warning to more than 20 states

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The count of states where pre-cut melon tied to a rash of Salmonella infections has more than doubled in a matter of days.

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China announces tariffs on $50B of U.S. products

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Some 545 U.S. goods worth $50 billion will be subject to 25 percent tariffs.

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Woman, toddler injured when ATV hits house in Billings Heights

photo by Matt Johnston/ Q2 News photo by Matt Johnston/ Q2 News
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BILLINGS - Two people were taken to a local hospital after they drove an all-terrain vehicle into a house in Billings Friday night. 

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New splash pad opens in South Park in Billings

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BILLINGS - The Billings Parks and Recreation Department held a grand opening for the new South Park Sprayground at noon Friday. 

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Man rescued after morning fall from Rims in Billings

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BILLINGS - A man was rescued from the Billings Rimrocks earlier today. 

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Salmonella outbreak in 31 states is linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, CDC says

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(CNN) - A salmonella outbreak that has caused illness in 73 people across 31 states is linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

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Trump continues to falsely claim there's a law on family separation, blames Democrats

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WASHINGTON -- Roughly 50 children a day are being taken from their parents after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). But on Friday, President Trump insisted he's not the one separating families. 

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Bicyclist struck on Billings road, taken to hospital

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BILLINGS - A wrong-way bicyclist was struck by a pickup truck on Billings West End and taken to a local hospital Friday evening. 

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Great Falls school food truck serves free meals all summer long

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GFPS food truck serves free meals all summer long

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Rescued pit bulls looking for a home in Western Montana

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Eight pit bulls involved in extreme animal cruelty cases have found a temporary home at the Humane Society of Western Montana. 

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A year after direct Texas flight launches, Billings airport seeing passenger boost

Kevin Ploehn, Billings Logan International Airport director. MTN News. Kevin Ploehn, Billings Logan International Airport director. MTN News.
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BILLINGS - More passengers are heading through Billings Logan International Airport gate this year, largely because of a new direct flight to Dallas/ Ft. Worth and an improving ag economy, airport officials said Friday.

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Beartooth Pass closed at Vista Point in Montana

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The Beartooth Pass was closed at Vista Point on Friday afternoon because of heavy snowfall in the area.

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Neighbors say they worry about noise at Missoula County cryptocurrency mine

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For over a year the massive bitcoin mine in Bonner has been the subject of controversy.

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New website aims to show there's more to the Butte than mining

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BUTTE - A new website dedicated to promoting Butte has gone online Thursday. 

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President Trump announces tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods

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The United States will impose a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion of Chinese exports, the president said early Friday.

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