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12th Annual Downpour Music Festival Video included

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Join Christian groups from throughout the Great Falls community in celebration at the 12th annual Downpour Music Festival!  This year's festival will feature a variety of big names in Christian music, including Dust Alive, Tedashii, Brit Nicole, and more! Gates open at noon on Saturday, August 19th. The event is completely free and open to the public. It will take place at the Montana Expo Park. There will also be a car show happening at the same time! In addition to the festiv...

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Helena Commission votes to remove Confederate monument Video included

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In Helena Wednesday, the City Commission listens to both sides of public opinion regarding the only Confederate monument in the Northwest.

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Couple has "made it" in Townsend glass shop Video included

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Jim and Terry Gundersen opened Goose Bay Handblown Glass in 2002... with one goal in mind: "We always felt like we will have arrived once we start finding our glass at garage sales." Jim, a former blacksmith, had no problem transitioning into the business. Terry... well, she sacrificed a lot of sleep.  "The difficult part was that I was still working as a nurse, 12 hour night shifts, and then I would blow glass during the day," says Terry. Jim chimes i...

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Phoenix mayor says he hopes Trump delays rally

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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton says he's hoping President Donald Trump will delay his plans to rally supporters in Phoenix next week. 

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911 call center is the center of controversy Video included

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The 911 call center in Great Falls is the center of controversy.   The airport authority and the City of Great Falls are working on a resolution to decide which party owns the center itself and the property adjacent to it. The issue specifically looks at road access but Greg Doyon, Great Falls City Manager, says it's an issue that needs to be explored further.  He said,"we want to make sure as we look at at transportation concerns on access to the 911 center and to th... More>>

New masters program for University of Providence Video included

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According to Payscale.com you could make almost $50,000 dollars a year if you be become a clinical mental health counselor and here in Great Falls the University of Providence has made that opportunity a little clearer. Just this week the university announced a new 2 year masters in clinical mental health counseling program.  According to a press release, 78% of licensed mental health professionals serve residents in only 8 counties in Montana. University president, Tony Aretz, s... More>>

Attorney General Fox Asks Congress to Amend Sex Trafficking Law

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The Montana Department of Justice sent out a press release stating that Attorney General Tim Fox joined 49 other state and territorial attorneys general in a bi-partisan coalition urging Congress to amend the Communications Decency Act (CDA) to clarify that states, localities, and territories retain authority to investigate and prosecute facilitators of child sex trafficking wherever they operate, including online. 

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The Latest: Trump disbands manufacturing council

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President Donald Trump says he's ending a pair of White House advisory councils that were staffed by corporate chief executives.

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Scholars say Trump went afoul in lumping Lee with founders

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They were both were great generals. Both Virginians. Both came from slave-owning plantation families. Is it really so far-fetched to put Robert E. Lee in the same category as George Washington, as President Donald Trump did Tuesday?

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Trump disbands manufacturing council

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President Donald Trump says he's ending a pair of White House advisory councils that were staffed by corporate chief executives.

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Montana veteran returns flag of fallen Japanese soldier to family Video included

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It's been 73-years since US Marine veteran and Montanan Marvin Strombo found the flag on the body of a fallen Japanese soldier in Saipan. The flag, similar to Japan's flag, was a traditional gift to Japanese servicemen, especially during World War II. 

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More departures from Trump business advisory councils

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The CEO of Campbell Soup is resigning from a White House jobs panel over comments about racism made by President Donald Trump. 

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The Latest: Fifth CEO resigns from Trump's jobs panel

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The chief executive of 3M is resigning from the president's Manufacturing Jobs Initiative panel, saying it is no longer an effective forum for the company to advance its goals.

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Police: Man chokes girlfriend and keys car

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Man chokes woman and keys car when he found out she was leaving him. On August 12th, Officer Olson of the Great Falls Police Department was dispatched to a residence regarding a domestic disturbance. 

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Police say man stabbed woman while accusing her of cutting off his mother's ear

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A Great Falls man was arrested this morning after her stabbed a woman multiple times and chased her while screaming "You cut my mom's ear off." 

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University of Florida denies white nationalist event

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A supporter of a group headed by white nationalist Richard Spencer vowed to file a lawsuit against the University of Florida after the school denied a request to rent space on the campus for an event next month.

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Radio host sues neo-Nazi website for linking him to bombing

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Muslim-American radio host is accusing the publisher of a notorious neo-Nazi website of defaming him by falsely labeling him the "mastermind" of a deadly concert bombing in England, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.

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The Latest: Two juveniles cited for Negligent Arson in Clarkston Fire

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A fast-moving grass fire near Three Forks was threatening structures Monday afternoon and the Gallatin County sheriff's office asked some residents to evacuate.

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Two teens in hospital after fight at MontanaFair

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Two teenagers are in the hospital after a fight MontanaFair late Tuesday night. 

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Breaking: U.S. Coast Guard reports downed Army Black Hawk helicopter off Oahu

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This morning the U.S. Coast Guard is reporting a downed a Army Black Hawk helicopter off Oahu. 

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Daniel Craig will once again play James Bond

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Daniel Craig has confirmed he will once again play James Bond. 

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Pit bulls take on snakes to save kids

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Two pit bulls in Florida are credited with saving two young children from a venomous snake. 

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Don't park in tall grass, just one of the traveling tips from MHP

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Every day we inch closer to the total solar eclipse! Here are three tips from Montana Highway Patrol that people should be aware of when traveling. 

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Save a cow and eat a cricket! How crickets can be a healthy substitute

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Save a cow and eat a Cowboy Cricket! That’s the slogan for Montana’s first and only edible insect farm, Cowboy Cricket Farms. 

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Police body cam footage captures rooftop rescue in Connecticut

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A dramatic rescue caught on camera, police were able to grab a suicidal woman off a building while she threatened to jump. 

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From Retirement, to Restaurant Owner Video included

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In 2006, Marguerita Huertas wanted to retire to an area where the community was welcoming with beautiful scenery. "How could you not love Montana?I mean it's just gorgeous,” 

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Gov. Bullock announces departure of Labor and Industry commissioner

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State Labor Commissioner Pam Bucy is stepping down from the position, according to a press release from the governor's office.

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Busy semester full of new opportunities at GFCMSU Video included

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It’s sure to be an exciting year at Great Falls College MSU, as students and staff get ready for a year packed with events, and new course options as well. The College will be celebrating Homecoming this year, with a community open house taking place on Tuesday, September 26th. The event will last from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. in Heritage Hall on campus. New this year, the College will offer second year education in both industrial tech and welding. Completion of the program me...

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How the solar eclipse could effect wildlife Video included

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According to the mothernaturenetwork.com many wild animals have been known to treat a total solar eclipse like an abrupt mid-day night. For instance, birds have been known to totally disappear thinking it was evening... During the eclipse crickets and frogs may also jump into a dusk chorus, and mosquitoes may start their evening swarms. Also nocturnal animals have been known to become totally active during totality but many reactions depend widely by species. More>>

Montana, US: clashes over Confederate monuments following Charlottesville

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Members of the American Indian Caucus are calling for the removal of a Confederate monument in Helena at Hill Park. Following the events in Charlottesville, VA Representative Shane Morigeau says it's past due that the Helena City Commission remove the statue, which was commissioned by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, a group listed as Neo-Confederate by the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

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Release of Catalyst at Calumet

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Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. confirmed that Calumet Montana Refining, LLC had a release of catalyst due to an operational event that occurred at approximately 1:46 p.m. They have not said what the cause of the event was, but they say that it has been addressed and the units are operating safely. No injuries have been reported and Calumet says that the event does not pose a risk to public health or safety. It says Calumet remains committed to engaging in safe, enviro... More>>

Hate groups in Montana number maybe growing Video included

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The Southern Poverty Law Center says Montana is home to 7 hate groups. Out of those 7, 5 of them are classified as chapters of the anti-Muslim group called Acts of America.  Pioneer Little Europe which is a white supremacist group out of Kalispell and The American Freedom Party also a white supremacist group is statewide. Rachael Carrollrivas of the Montana Human Right Network says, "Montana and our region the pacific northwest has been a target for white supremacist move... More>>

Al Banco Serving Unique Food and Coffee

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The taste of pacific north western coffee comes together with traditional Italian style in the new coffee and bistro in downtown Great Falls called Al Banco. They pride themselves on being a unique coffee and bistro, and try to incorporate local produce and meats into their food menu, and have worked closely with distributors to do so. However, their coffee also is unique to them. “I want to bring what I have tasted and seen traveling in the pacific northwest, so through Sea... More>>

How to spot fake solar eclipse glasses Video included

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Don't get caught with "shady" glasses during the solar eclipse. We have some tips on what to look for before the moon obscures the sun.

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Senator Tester visits Malmstrom

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Senator Jon Tester takes a tour through the Treasure State this week. He started in Shelby at the Saint Mary's rehabilitation center, and Tuesday checked in with the folks at Malmstrom Air Force Base. 

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Last check on this year's school budget

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Great falls Public Schools are about to start the new  school year in about two weeks. In preparation the school board is combing over the budget for this year.

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Backlash over GOP bills to shield drivers who hit protesters

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Republican lawmakers in six states have pushed this year for legal protections for motorists who hit protesters blocking traffic. Fairly or not, they're facing an intense backlash now that violent images of a car ramming into a crowd protesting a white supremacist rally have been seen around the world.

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Trump says 'we'll see' what happens to his top strategist

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NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump won't say whether he plans to keep top White House strategist Steve Bannon. At an impromptu press conference Tuesday, Trump answered questions about his confidence in his top adviser by saying "we'll see what happens."

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Funeral announcements announced for Virginia troopers

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Funeral arraignments have been announced for the two Virginia State Police troopers who died in a helicopter crash after monitoring a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville.

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Coal train derails along Clark Fork River in western Montana

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he Sanders County Sheriff's Office confirmed a train derailment near Noxon. Over a dozen cars went off the track, with multiple in the river.

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Prosecutors seek records related to Inauguration Day protest

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WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. prosecutors are trying to force a company to turn over what it says is a vast amount of information related to a website used to organize Inauguration Day protests that turned destructive.

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Trump's denouncement disappoints, angers white nationalists

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President Donald Trump's condemnation of hate groups - two days after his initially equivocal response to a deadly attack at a rally in Virginia  - disappointed and even angered some of the white nationalists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis who supported and felt emboldened by his presidential campaign.

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World War II soldier returns home 74 years after death

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A World War II soldier who was missing for nearly 74 years is returning home to Tennessee after his remains were recently identified.

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University of Montana lecturers given 6-month layoff notices

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The University of Montana has given about 40 non-tenured lecturers notice that their contracts won't be renewed at the end of the fall semester.      

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Park Creek, Arrastra Creek, and Alice Creek Fire Updates

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Earlier today we spoke with Chon Bribiescas, the public information officer for Southern California Interagency Incident Management Team 2 about the Park Creek, Alice Creek, and Arrastra Creek fires. Bribiescas says the management of these fires is slow going. "We're making slow progress, this is the type of situation and type of fire that as far as the management strategy had to be pursued is one of slow methodical patience" The reasoning behind this patience is the geog...

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Oregon man exercises dogs with "tire pulling"

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An Oregon man is facing criticism for the way he walks his dogs.

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Cat owners more likely to cheat, study says

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The type of pet we own can say a lot about our personalities, but can it also say something about the way we act in relationships? A new study from Illicit Encounters says yes.

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Planning on booking a hotel for the eclipse? Might want to rethink that idea

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We are less than a week away from the solar eclipse. Our reporter Kolby Crossley will actually be traveling down to Rexburg, Idaho where people will see a full solar eclipse. 

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How has the Gallatin Valley stayed clear of fires, continued patterns of moisture helps

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Every day, Due to fire season, more and more people seem to get evacuated throughout the State of Montana, but one part of Montana has stayed clear of fires. 

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DEQ approves operational permit for Black Butte Copper Mine Video included

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The Department of Environmental Quality has deemed a mining permit "complete and compliant."  This, after years of back and forth as Tintina Resources pushes for the Black Butte Copper Mine, located near the Smith River just outside of White Sulphur Springs. Jerry Zieg, Senior Vice President for Tintina Resources, tells KFBB getting to this point with the DEQ has not only been a long process, it's been incredibly detailed. The department came back at the mini...

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Mosquitoes And Humans Test Positive For West Nile

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State and local health officials have confirmed the West Nile virus is present in four separate mosquito samples and three human cases as well. Blaine, Hill, Custer and Prairie counties tested mosquitoes in their area and the results are marked as positive for the virus. Meanwhile, in McCone, Bighorn and Toole counties, humans tested positive.  In those cases all adults suffered from mild symptoms and were not hospitalized. “So what we are hoping people will do is tak... More>>

Weather Has Big Impact On Fire Fighting

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Earlier we reported about how this fire on cove lane started. Now we're learning the weather yesterday also had a big impact on the firefighting efforts. High winds shortly after the fire was under control caused some headaches for the fire fighters. We had a reporter on the scene of the fire yesterday while crews were wrapping up and a big wind storm came in and caused some hot spots to flair back up again. Earlier today we spoke with a battalion chief from great falls fire res... More>>

Names are released of the three who died Sunday on US-12

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Just before one o'clock Sunday  Montana Highway Patrol told us 2004 Ford F-350 traveling west bound on Highway 12  had a tire blow out and caused the vehicle to cross the center line, and hit a 2007 Hyundai Sonata head on.

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The Latest: N.Korean leader briefed on missile-launch plan

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North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un was briefed on his military's plans to launch missiles in waters near Guam days after the Korean People's Army announced its preparing to create "enveloping fire" near the U.S. military hub in the Pacific. 

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Three years since the loss of Deputy Dunn

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August 14, 2017 marked the third year since Cascade County Deputy Sheriff Joseph Dunn died of injuries he suffered after being hit by a car driven by Adam Sanchez Junior during a high speed chase.

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Pentagon cites artillery 'mishap' in 2 US deaths in Iraq

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A Pentagon spokesman says the two U.S. soldiers killed Sunday in Iraq were casualties of a U.S. artillery "mishap."  

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Florida man gets 6 years for firing gun while taking selfie

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A Florida man has been sentenced to six years and five months in prison for accidentally shooting a gun while taking a selfie in a strip club restroom. 

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"Charlie Russell & Montana Americana Music" at CM Russell Museum Video included

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Listen to live music throughout an interactive lecture with C.M. Russell Museum. The event, “Charlie Russell & Montana Americana Music,” features author and musician Aaron Parrett. Parrett will discuss Charlie’s banjo-playing years and the influence of cowboys on Montana Americana Music. The event takes place on Friday, August 25th at 5:30 P.M. Tickets are free for members, $7 for non-members. It will take place at the C.M. Russell Museum, located at 400 13th S...

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Thousands of protesters gather as Trump heads to his NY home

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NEW YORK (AP) - Thousands of protesters and heavy security are ready to greet President Donald Trump as he returns to his New York City home for the first time since his inauguration.

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3 killed, 2 injured in crash east of East Helena Video included

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Three people, including a baby, were killed and two others were injured in a two-vehicle crash east of East Helena.

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Fire near Miller Canyon, residents urged to consider evacuation

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A fast-moving fire south of Miller Canyon is heading north. Officials say that residents should consider evacuating the threatened area or be prepared to evacuate if conditions dictate or change.

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Mattis: US would 'take out' any N. Korean missile aimed at US

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. will "take out" any North Korean missile it detects is heading for American soil, including the Pacific island of Guam. 

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Social media harnessed to expose white nationalists at rally

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NEW YORK (AP) - People are trying to harness the power of social media to identify and shame the white nationalists who attended last weekend's violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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US senator calls bomb plot "domestic terrorism"

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Oklahoma's senior U.S. senator says law enforcement authorities "prevented a hateful act of domestic terrorism" by foiling a plot to bomb an Oklahoma City bank. 

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Wildfire On Cove Lane Burns 10 Acres

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A wildfire started on Cove Road, north of Great Falls at approximately 3:30 P.M. The fire burned 10 acres of land according to Black Eagle Fire Department and was within inches of burning down a home. Neighbors in the area spoke to our reporter and said they believe this fire was caused by someone burning trash in an open 55 gallon drum. Five different fire departments responded to the fire. They were Black Eagle Volunteer Fire Department, Vaughn Fire Department, Manchester Fire Dep...

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Name of young girl hit by car released

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Witnesses tell KFBB a 7-year-old girl was hit and killed by a car Wednesday August 9th. The young girl has been identified as Isabella Stone. 

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When to watch the eclipse in Montana

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 The August 21 solar eclipse will be partially viewable throughout Montanan. Check out the chart for a handful of destinations and times.  More>>

The Latest: Trump blames 'both sides' for Charlottesville

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President Donald Trump says the groups protesting against white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, were "also very violent."

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    Tuesday, August 15 2017 8:51 PM EDT2017-08-16 00:51:00 GMT
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    Members of the American Indian Caucus are calling for the removal of a Confederate monument in Helena at Hill Park. Following the events in Charlottesville, VA Representative Shane Morigeau says it's past due that the Helena City Commission remove the statue, which was commissioned by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, a group listed as Neo-Confederate by the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

    Members of the American Indian Caucus are calling for the removal of a Confederate monument in Helena at Hill Park. Following the events in Charlottesville, VA Representative Shane Morigeau says it's past due that the Helena City Commission remove the statue, which was commissioned by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, a group listed as Neo-Confederate by the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

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    A northwestern Montana man has been convicted of deliberate homicide in the beating and strangling death of his estranged girlfriend in Libby.
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    The Montana Department of Justice sent out a press release stating that Attorney General Tim Fox joined 49 other state and territorial attorneys general in a bi-partisan coalition urging Congress to amend the Communications Decency Act (CDA) to clarify that states, localities, and territories retain authority to investigate and prosecute facilitators of child sex trafficking wherever they operate, including online. 

    The Montana Department of Justice sent out a press release stating that Attorney General Tim Fox joined 49 other state and territorial attorneys general in a bi-partisan coalition urging Congress to amend the Communications Decency Act (CDA) to clarify that states, localities, and territories retain authority to investigate and prosecute facilitators of child sex trafficking wherever they operate, including online. 

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