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Suspect still at large after stabbing across the street from Billings Senior High

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An unknown male entered the residence through an open door, demanded property, and then attacked the two male victims with a knife.

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Trump plans to release classified JFK documents

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President Donald J. Trump said Saturday he intends to allow the release of classified government documents about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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Refresh the Rims cleans Swords Park

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Volunteers cleaned a four mile stretch of the Rims from west of the airport to the Heights as part of Refresh the Rims.

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Car accident brings down power pole outside Buck's Bar

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A Ford Explorer driven by a 90 year old man traveling east on Central Avenue attempted to make a left turn at 15th St. West and struck a Ford F350 going west on Central through the intersection.

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Hunters prepare for general opening day on Saturday

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The holidays come early for hunters in October as the general big game season opens Saturday.

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Former presidents raise $31 million for hurricane relief fund

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The fundraising figure comes ahead of a Saturday night concert One America Appeal is hosting at Texas A&M to raise money for hurricane victims.

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Q2 Weather: Howling winds through Sunday

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Saturday has already proven to be a very windy day across much of Montana and northern Wyoming with gusts in the neighborhood of 50 mph in some locations.

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President Trump breaks with presidential pet tradition

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He campaigned and won vowing to shake up Washington. Now, President Donald Trump is again breaking tradition on a more personal matter.

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Where and why does the United States have troops in Africa?

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The U.S. has roughly 800 military personnel temporarily deployed to Niger, and roughly 8,000 military personnel spread across the continent.

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How one police department is tackling cop bias

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Dealing with communities sensitive to bias is a consequence of many highly-charged confrontations that have landed officers in court.

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Butte PD attempting to locate missing person Timothy Tracy

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Retired Butte police officer Timothy Tracy, 52, was last seen approximately 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19.

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Deficit for 2017 hits $666 billion

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That's $80 billion higher than the year before.

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Five ex-presidents to attend Texas A&M hurricane relief concert

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Members of an exclusive club are making a rare joint appearance Saturday.

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Fundraiser for burned marijuana farms shut down

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Because selling marijuana violates federal law, even when it's allowed by individual states, most farms lack proper insurance and won't qualify for federal aid.

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Great Falls ranks last in Montana for LGBTQ+ municipal policies

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On a scale of zero to 100, Great Falls scored 12 points whereas Missoula scored 100.

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Program helping Lake County jail overcrowding

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The great need for more jail capacity has the Lake County Sheriff's Office coming up with creative ways to meet the need. 

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Senate approves budget kick-starting GOP tax reform effort; Montana senators divided

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The Senate voted Thursday to pass a budget resolution for next year that is mostly significant because it could make it easier for Republicans to pass major tax cuts, a top GOP priority.

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Cancer survivors moved by Tough Enough to Wear Pink

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Nearly 250,000 thousand people- will learn they have breast cancer this year.   And that's why thousands turned out in pink for the NILE Rodeo on Friday night.

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Merman proposes to mermaid at the Sip 'n Dip Lounge (video)

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The Sip 'n Dip Lounge is well-known for Piano Pat at the keyboard, fish-bowl drinks, and of course the mermaids.

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Big game season starts Saturday; FWP adds checkpoint in Billings

Ray Mule of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. (MTN News) Ray Mule of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. (MTN News)
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The big game general hunting season for deer and elk, starts Saturday. Fish Wildlife and Parks will add an additional checkpoint in the Billings area to test for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). 

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Montana collects $380K in new tax on medical marijuana providers

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HELENA - Montana state leaders say they have already collected about $380,000 in the first three months of a new tax on medical marijuana providers.

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Man arrested in Glendive on suspicion of murdering his father

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HELENA - A 44-year-old man was arrested Friday on suspicion of the Oct. 16 murder of his father in Glendive, Dawson County Deputy Attorney Bret Irigoin announced.

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Cops: Men shouted "Heil Hitler" before firing shot after white nationalist speech

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3 Texas men are accused of shouting "Heil Hitler" and other chants before firing a shot at two people shortly after white nationalist Richard Spencer spoke at the University of Florida.

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Great Falls man sentenced to 25 years in prison on drug and gun charges

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Robert David Linn, Jr., of Great Falls was sentenced on Thursday.

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Bozeman man allegedly reaches for officer's weapon, faces felony charges

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Twenty-year-old Daniel Layeux appeared in Justice Court on felony charges of Assault on a Peace Officer.

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Las Vegas massacre: Families, investigators still asking why

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Athena Castilla struggles to concentrate, the words slipping from her sentences as she tries to describe her sister, Andrea. "She was just so silly all the time, happy, constantly taking videos and pictures and recording her life," says Athena.

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Colorado student murdered after night out celebrating birthday

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FORT COLLINS, COLO. – The Larimer County Coroner’s Office identified the three people killed in Thursday morning’s shooting near Colorado State University.

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MSU-B professor, political analyst Craig Wilson dies at 69

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Craig Wilson was a political analyst on Q2 News for decades.  He was professor emeritus of political science at MSU-B.  

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Man accused of killing twin brother in eastern Montana found dead

Eric Carlson has been found dead of an apparent suicide (Newell Broadcasting Corp.) Eric Carlson has been found dead of an apparent suicide (Newell Broadcasting Corp.)
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Authorities in eastern Montana said Friday that the man accused of killing his twin brother on Thursday has been found dead of an apparent suicide.

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Q2 Weather: Significant weather Advisory for south central Montana

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The Billings National Weather Service field office has issued a significant weather advisory for much of south-central Montana.

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Montana workers are dangling from helicopters to fix Puerto Rico's power lines

Linemen work to restore a key central transmission route. (CNN) Linemen work to restore a key central transmission route. (CNN)
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Montana may be 3,000 miles from Puerto Rico and far from tropical, but the CEO of Whitefish Energy says his workers and contractors have the skills needed to get the island back on line.

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Daines and Tester split on key tax-cut vote

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Montana’s two U.S. senators split on a key tax-cut vote Thursday night – although both said they favor some form of overhauling the nation’s federal tax system. 

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Man who killed three in Belfry shooting sentenced to 300 years in prison

LeCou is charged with three counts of deliberate homicide (MTN News) LeCou is charged with three counts of deliberate homicide (MTN News)
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The man convicted of killing his wife and her two relatives at their Belfry home in 2016 was sentenced Friday to prison. 

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Missing soldier found nearly a mile from Niger ambush, officials say

Sgt. La David T. Johnson was part of a joint U.S. and Nigerian train, advise and assist mission.Sgt. Johnson, 25, of Miami Gardens, Florida, died October 4, 2017 in southwest Niger as a result of enemy fire. (CNN) Sgt. La David T. Johnson was part of a joint U.S. and Nigerian train, advise and assist mission.Sgt. Johnson, 25, of Miami Gardens, Florida, died October 4, 2017 in southwest Niger as a result of enemy fire. (CNN)
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Sgt. La David Johnson was found nearly a mile away from the central scene of the ambush in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers -- including Johnson -- and wounded two others, four administration officials familiar with the early assessment of what happened told CNN on Friday. 

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Q2 Weather: The warm before the storm

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Even though we are expecting a cold front to move into Billings on Friday it warmed up into the 70s before the cold front arrived.

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Montana Educator Conference comes to Missoula

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More than 2,000 Montana teachers and paraprofessionals are spending two days fine tuning their skills.

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34 marijuana farms have burned down in California wildfires

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California wildfires have destroyed dozens of cannabis farms just weeks before the state's legal recreational marijuana market goes live.

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Burned out Sperry Chalet braced for winter

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The Sprague fire badly damaged the historic Sperry Chalet in Glacier Park historic building in late August. 

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Montana unemployment rate holds steady

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Montana’s unemployment rate has once again held steady, remaining at 3.9 percent in September.

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Your guide to buying health insurance for the first time

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Whether you're aging off your parents' plan or want to leave the nest early, buying health insurance can seem daunting. 

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A Gold Star widow says Trump understood her loss

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Two days after the arrival of her husband's body, Trump called as she sat with an Army casualty officer.

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Student of the Week: Cara White & Katelin Aisenbrey of Bridger High School

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Student of the Week: Nicole Stevenson & Taylor Rowlison of Joliet High School

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Woman shocked, confused by bill for DirecTV service totaling near $200K

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Angela Mixon-Smith said she nearly had a heart attack when she opened her satellite television bill Monday.

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Police: Missing Billings boy located

Kasey Bailey was last seen on Thursday at about 1 p.m. (Photo courtesy Billings Police Department) Kasey Bailey was last seen on Thursday at about 1 p.m. (Photo courtesy Billings Police Department)
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Police said the missing 10-year-old boy has been found and is safe.

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Student of the Week: Danae Filpula Ankney & Austin Amestoy of Laurel High School

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Serial killer H.H. Holmes comes to the Moss Mansion

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H.H. Holmes, who was reported to have murdered as many as 200 people, will be visiting Billings for Halloween. 

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12 people hospitalized in Montana with flu since start of season

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Five people in Yellowstone County have been diagnosed with Influenza A, and three of them have been hospitalized.

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Viewer photos: Grizzly bears near Choteau

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Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks has recently responded to numerous reports of grizzlies showing up in and near Choteau, Valier, Conrad, Dutton, Augusta, and Ledger looking for food. 

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Sliding NFL ratings could deliver hit to TV networks

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The NFL's declining TV ratings, blamed by some on the national anthem controversy, could soon take a financial toll on the broadcasters that have spent tens of billions dollars for the right to air pro football, investment analysts say. 

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Playboy features model Ines Rau as first transgender playmate

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The November / December issue of Playboy magazine will for the first time feature a transgender model as the month's playmate.

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What we know about the deadly ambush in Niger

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The American soldiers killed in Niger were helping that country's military combat Islamic militants. 

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Great Falls man pleads not guilty to sexually assaulting a child

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A Great Falls man has pleaded not guilty to one charge of sexual intercourse without consent.

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Zero Suicide Initiative: Military veterans in Montana

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If you are in crisis and want help, call the Montana Suicide Prevention Lifeline anytime at 1-800-273-TALK

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4.2 earthquake shakes near Lincoln

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The small quake was centered about 4.5 miles east-southeast of Lincoln.

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Montana cyclist on Lance Armstrong: 'The truth is the truth, and it wasn't pretty behind the scenes'

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Watch the full, raw interview with Tyler Hamilton, who was in Billings Thursday to speak with a group at Montana State University-Billings.

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Tour de France racer Tyler Hamilton: dark days, Lance Armstrong, life after cycling

Tyler Hamilton. (MTN News) Tyler Hamilton. (MTN News)
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BILLINGS – When Lance Armstrong won seven Tour de France titles he wasn’t anywhere near confessing to using performance-enhancing drugs. 

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Yellowstone County open burning closed due to forecasted high wind

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High winds forecast for later this week is moving in sooner than expected and forced Yellowstone County officials to ban open burning. 

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Steve Bannon endorses Rosendale for Montana U.S. Senate race

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Steve Bannon is creating a list of candidates he will support in the 2018 Congressional elections.  In Montana, his choice is Matt Rosendale. 

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Dem U.S. House candidate Kier pitches himself as a "problem-solver"

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Democratic U.S. House candidate Grant Kier calls himself a “pragmatic problem-solver” – and says that’s what Montanans want, and aren’t getting, from their current congressman. 

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Man shot by Billings officers in "stable" condition

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The condition of the man who was shot by two Billings police officers has been upgraded to "stable" condition. 

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Protesters heckle Richard Spencer at Florida talk

Crowds of protesters gathered on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville as white supremacist Richard Spencer arrived to deliver a speech on his racist views. photo by UNF Spinnaker/Tiffany Salameh. courtesy CNN Crowds of protesters gathered on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville as white supremacist Richard Spencer arrived to deliver a speech on his racist views. photo by UNF Spinnaker/Tiffany Salameh. courtesy CNN
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Protesters greeted white supremacist leader Richard Spencer with loud boos and chants of "Go home Spencer" during his speech Thursday afternoon at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

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Suspect in fatal stabbing on Crow Indian Reservation set for trial

Big Man was stabbed to death in June (Bullis Mortuary) Big Man was stabbed to death in June (Bullis Mortuary)
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The suspect accused in the stabbing death of a man on the Crow Indian Reservation in June is set to begin trial in tribal court next week. 

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Gen. John Kelly "stunned" by congresswoman who detailed Trump's phone call to widow

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly speaks to reporters Oct. 19, 2017. courtesy of CBS News. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly speaks to reporters Oct. 19, 2017. courtesy of CBS News.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly made a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room Thursday afternoon to address the controversy stirred by President Trump about the contacts of presidents with the families of deceased soldiers.

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  • Refresh the Rims cleans Swords Park

    Refresh the Rims cleans Swords Park

    Saturday, October 21 2017 8:25 PM EDT2017-10-22 00:25:17 GMT

    Volunteers cleaned a four mile stretch of the Rims from west of the airport to the Heights as part of Refresh the Rims.

    Volunteers cleaned a four mile stretch of the Rims from west of the airport to the Heights as part of Refresh the Rims.

  • Car accident brings down power pole outside Buck's Bar

    Car accident brings down power pole outside Buck's Bar

    Saturday, October 21 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-10-21 21:30:15 GMT
    (Bryce Wilson)(Bryce Wilson)

    A Ford Explorer driven by a 90 year old man traveling east on Central Avenue attempted to make a left turn at 15th St. West and struck a Ford F350 going west on Central through the intersection.

    A Ford Explorer driven by a 90 year old man traveling east on Central Avenue attempted to make a left turn at 15th St. West and struck a Ford F350 going west on Central through the intersection.

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