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Montana health providers warn cuts would be disastrous

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Health providers say proposed Montana Medicaid cuts would force nursing homes to turn away patients, lead to jail time for more people with mental illnesses and force workers who care for the disabled out of their jobs.

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Trump honors 1st responders of congressional baseball attack

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has presented the Medal of Valor to five of the first responders injured in a shooting on a congressional baseball practice last month.   

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Supreme Court Justice Wheat to retire at year's end

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Montana Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Wheat plans to retire on Dec. 31. The 70-year-old justice tells the Bozeman Daily Chronicle (http://bit.ly/2vNamIy ) that it's time for him to start a new chapter in his life.

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Defendant in kidnap, rape of Montana 4-year-old will appeal

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - An attorney for a Montana man convicted and sentenced to prison for the kidnap and rape of a 4-year-old girl on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation says he plans to appeal.

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Sunrise Fire grows 1,000 acres overnight

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The Sunrise Fire continues to hold the number one priority spot on the national fire list. That ranking is due to resources needed, structures threatened and the attention it's getting.  On Wednesday, the fire saw rapid growth, up 1,000 acres from the previous day. The fire crossed some fires lines on the northside that had been holding, which is what led to evacuations. According to fire officials, some of that growth was caused by fire jumping 1/4 - 1/2 a mile. In some of thos...

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Distracted driving, how dangerous is eating and drinking while driving?

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Recently the new DUI-E law passed in Washington and people are voicing their opinion. 

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Putting someone under Citizen's Arrest, is it the right thing to do?

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This video went viral just a couple of days ago.  It’s a video of a man yelling at someone saying he is placing them under a citizen’s arrest. What is a citizen’s arrest and is this the proper way to do it? 

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Father-Son duos leading Bitterroot Red Sox to state

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Baseball has been a life long passion for Jason Goligoski. “You know, this is a way for me to get back to the game. It was good to me.” 

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Malmstrom's Newest Command Chief

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Chief Master Sergeant Amber Mitchell is Malmstrom's newest Command Chief. She  has 19 years of service in the Air Force, and she's held a variety of positions over the years. 

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Transgender military ban; officials react

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On Wednesday, in a series of tweets, President Trump announced transgender people will no longer be allowed to serve "in any capacity" in the U.S. Military.  Right now, there are quite a few questions surrounding this announcement.  

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Tips For Making A Claim Easier In Disaster

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With this wildfire season off to a blazing start and no end in sight, State Farm has some tips for you to help in the insurance claim process if the unthinkable happens They recommend creating a barrier between your home and any plants or shrubs that might brush up against your home. Also another big tip, is keep all hoses connected to the spickets for an extra fire fighting measure, but one thing you can do now to help in an insurance claim is make a list. “The easiest ki...

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What is A Viking Video included

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Vikings meatballs are one of the most popular items at the Montana State Fair.They are a ball of hot, deliciously deep fried combination of beef and pork fried to perfection. The Sons of Norway have been serving up these golden brown goodies since 1966 and their one of the staples of the fair and folks love them.  Judy Fisher, President of Lodsen Lodge #138, said this is a specialty item and people only can get them once maybe twice a year. She says the meatball recipe has been... More>>

Wildfire update Video included

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The Lodgepole Complex continues to burn in total, about 270,000 acres are burning and it is 34% contained. The Tongue River Complex fire has burned about 28,000 acres and crews have gotten it to 90% contained Now there is minimal fire activity with some smoldering. The smallest of the big three is the July Fire,  burning a little over 11,000 acres and fire officials have gotten it to 100% under control. More>>

50 thousand more reasons to smile

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For many in their final wishes they include members of their  family but the late Mary Jane Newcomb gave nearly $50,000 to one organization who cares for thousands of people in Cascade County.

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Two cases involving the abuse of children finally end

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Wednesday in Federal court, two cases finally come to an end, not just for the defendants, but for the families of the victims as well.  Both involved the brutal abuse of children, one of those cases, ending with the death of a toddler. 

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Tribes fight trade groups' intervention in pipeline dispute

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - American Indian tribes fighting in court to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline are objecting to the possible intervention of national energy and manufacturing trade groups in the dispute.

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Lawyers: Woman accused of killing her sons has brain damage

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BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) - Attorneys for an Ohio woman accused of suffocating her three sons out of jealousy over the attention her husband gave them say her videotaped confession should be tossed out after experts concluded she has brain damage and a low IQ.

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34 percent containment reached on east Montana fires

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Firefighters in eastern Montana are increasing containment of wildfires that have destroyed 16 homes and scorched about 421 square miles (1,090 kilometers) of farmland and public land.

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Sponsors can gather signatures for anti-transgender measure

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A proposed Montana ballot initiative that would allow people to sue for emotional or mental distress if they spot a transgender person in a public bathroom has passed a legal review.

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Daines backs Yellowstone protections, not Tester's bill

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Republican Sen. Steve Daines says he opposes mining in some areas outside Yellowstone National Park but stopped short of endorsing proposed legislation on the matter from a fellow Montana lawmaker.

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Health law uncertainty balloons Montana insurance rates

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana's largest insurer says not knowing what Congress and President Donald Trump will do with health care has led the company to propose a rate hike 10 times higher than it would have otherwise.

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Preparations for Evel Knievel Days are underway

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Butte's Evel Knievel Days kicks off this Thursday and preparations are already underway. 

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Teacher who cartwheeled without underwear given probation

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A former substitute teacher in Oklahoma who exposed herself to students when she did a cartwheel while wearing a long skirt but no underwear has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge.

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Car chase ends with vehicle and suspect in the Clark Fork

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A car chase ended with a vehicle in the Clark Fork River after police attempted to stop a suspect Wednesday morning. Missoula Police Sgt. Travis Welsh said that an officer spotted a car that was reportedly stolen, but lost sight of it. 

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Sunrise Fire moves into #1 priority on national list

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The Sunrise Fire burning 11 miles east of Superior has moved into the number 1 priority spot for the nation. Priority rankings are taken into account on resources required and structures threatened.  On Tuesday and through the night, Sunrise saw slowed fire growth due to inversion. The fire grew around 400 acres to 2,700 acres. Prior days had seen 1,000 acres growth periods. 

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A One-armed, Machete-Wielding Clown Arrested

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A man accused of drunkenly strolling down a road in Maine wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to his amputated arm has been arrested. 

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Great Falls Road Closures in July and August

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Between July 25th and August 21st, Sidewalks and curb ramps will be installed along 3rd Avenue South from 46th Street South to 56th Street South. 

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New TSA Procedure for Checking Larger Electronics

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Passengers at all U.S. airports will soon face new measures for screening electronic devices bigger than a cellphone.

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Preparing for college, a breakdown and guide to your first year

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As summer is winding down, school shopping is about to begin. 

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Budget cuts will be affecting Montana's special education programs

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Montana revenues have fallen far enough below projections to trigger a worst-case scenario $97 million in spending cuts across state government starting as soon as next month.

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Lewistown Art Center creates access to Art and Culture

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The Lewistown Art Center represents over 150 emerging, and established artists from Montana and surrounding states, with rotating gallery shows each month.

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Zootown All Stars win fourth straight softball regional title

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For the fourth consecutive year, the Missoula Zootown All Stars are the champions of the Western Regional Senior Softball Tournament.  The team beat Southern California 13-3 in five innings in an impressive display of offensive power.

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YWCA's 1st "Parking Lot" Sale Video included

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Join the YWCA of Great Falls for it's first ever "Parking Lot Sale" on Saturday, July 29th. The sale will begin at 9:00 A.M. and last until about 2:00 P.M. Items will be set up outside of the YWCA, located at 220 2nd Avenue North.  The sale will include clothing, dishes, a Christmas Tree, wagon, artwork, kids items, and more.  Organizer Becky Rate, coordinator at the Mercy Home, says all proceeds will go towards funding programs at YWCA, the Mercy Home program in... More>>

Trump's Speech At Boy Scout National Jamboree Sparks Controversy

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Well it turns out a lot of the eagle scouts we talked to and some scout parents did not think it was appropriate for him to address the crowd in the way he did. “I see the swamp and it’s not a good place. In fact today I thought we ought to change it to the cesspool or even sewer. It’s not a good thing” says President Trump. That is just one excerpt of his speech at the Boy Scout jamboree. We spoke with the folks at the boy scouts of America headquarters an... More>>

UPDATE: Garfield County residents battle fire and frustration Video included

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Some residents voiced their frustrations on social media over what they say is the lack of assistance from government agencies. Garfield County DES clarifies the mission as to why crews operate the way they do.

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Tax relief for property owners Video included

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There are a number of resources out there to help folks but the Montana Department of Revenue offers a tax relief for land and property owners who suffered lost or damages from any natural disaster including wildfires. The relief will be pro-rated based on the number of days your property is unusable. This assistance is available for the current tax year. The Montana Department of Revenue Public Information officer, Mary Dunwell says this is a small token to help Montanans get back ... More>>

Garfield County Fire Foundation aims to raise $500,000 Video included

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The Garfield County Fire Foundation established a Fundly account to raise $500,000 for farmers, ranchers, and homeowners impacted by the Lodgepole Complex Fire. 

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Judge lowers bar to qualify for Montana special elections

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A judge has limited the number of voter signatures that Montana officials can require for independent and third-party candidates to qualify as candidates in special elections.

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Applications pile up for University of Montana's top job

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A recruiting company official says 98 people have applied to be the next president of the University of Montana.

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Montana revenue shortfall triggers worst-case budget cuts

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana revenues have fallen far enough below projections to trigger a worst-case scenario $97 million in spending cuts across state government starting as soon as next month.

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Power Outages Effecting Several Customers In Great Falls

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Northwestern Energy is reporting several outages throughout the city of Great Falls. The company tweeted out "About 2100 customers w/o power on city's NW side.  Report of a hit pole. No estimate yet on fix time." We will continue to update you as more information becomes available. 

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Crumley sentenced to 38 months on embezzlement charges

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Natalee Crumley was sentenced to 38 months on charges of wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and engaging in monetary transaction in property derived from specified unlawful activity.Once upon release from imprisonment she will be place on supervised released fora total of 6 years on count I, III and 1 year for count II. According to court documents, Crumley was employed by accounting firm JCCS (Junkermier, Clark, Campanella and Stevens) were she was a book keeper for 4 y... More>>

Progress made on fighting Montana wildfires

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - More favorable weather conditions have allowed firefighters to make some progress on trying to contain wildfires that have destroyed 16 homes in eastern Montana.

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Montana man pleads guilty to sex abuse, giving meth to minor

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GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man reversed his plea to guilty in a case that began after police pulled over his vehicle, which was driven by a 12-year-old girl who was high on methamphetamine.    

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Text helps rescue man on burning ATV

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Two 24-year-old men were driving a side-by-side ATV on a jeep trail north of Flathead Pass in the Bridger Mountains when the ATV caught fire. 

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Rock Creek fires grows over night; now being called Sapphire Complex

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Despite Monday having a red flag warning, the three fires burning near Rock Creek saw about the same amount of growth as previous days. Previously known as Goat Creek, Sliprock and Little Hogback, those three fires are now being referred to as the Sapphire Complex. Combined, the fires total 5,464 acres. Little Hogback grew over 2,700 acres. Goat Creek grew just over 500 more acres to around 2,300 acres and the smallest of the fires, Sliprock, saw little growth an... More>>

Woman sees land destroyed by Lodgepole Complex Fire for first time Video included

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We were with Elisa Rogge Murnion as she visited her family ranch near Sand Springs, for the first time since it was lost to fire last Friday. 

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Lack of sleep could lead to serious health issues like dementia

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Sleep apnea affects more than 20 million people, yet more than half of the people affected don’t use their CPAP mask. 

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    Teacher who cartwheeled without underwear given probation

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 2:57 PM EDT2017-07-26 18:57:46 GMT

    A former substitute teacher in Oklahoma who exposed herself to students when she did a cartwheel while wearing a long skirt but no underwear has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge.

    A former substitute teacher in Oklahoma who exposed herself to students when she did a cartwheel while wearing a long skirt but no underwear has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge.

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    Transgender military ban; officials react

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 10:15 PM EDT2017-07-27 02:15:58 GMT

    On Wednesday, in a series of tweets, President Trump announced transgender people will no longer be allowed to serve "in any capacity" in the U.S. Military.  Right now, there are quite a few questions surrounding this announcement.  

    On Wednesday, in a series of tweets, President Trump announced transgender people will no longer be allowed to serve "in any capacity" in the U.S. Military.  Right now, there are quite a few questions surrounding this announcement.  

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    Sponsors can gather signatures for anti-transgender measure

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 4:48 PM EDT2017-07-26 20:48:31 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A proposed Montana ballot initiative that would allow people to sue for emotional or mental distress if they spot a transgender person in a public bathroom has passed a legal review.

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A proposed Montana ballot initiative that would allow people to sue for emotional or mental distress if they spot a transgender person in a public bathroom has passed a legal review.

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    Scammers are trying to steal your Social Security benefits

    Thursday, July 27 2017 9:45 AM EDT2017-07-27 13:45:34 GMT

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    A man accused of drunkenly strolling down a road in Maine wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to his amputated arm has been arrested. 

    A man accused of drunkenly strolling down a road in Maine wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to his amputated arm has been arrested. 

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