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Greyback Forestry comments on death of firefighter Trenton Johnson

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Grayback Forestry, Inc is commenting on the death of Trenton Johnson, a Grayback employee who was killed while fighting a forest fire on the Seely Ranger District of the Lolo National Forest. 

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Man allegedly solicited sex from cop undercover posing as teen boy

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A Great Falls man is charged with sexual abuse of a child after allegedly soliciting sex from police posing as a teenager online. According to court documents, Alex Hamilton is charged with two counts of sexual abuse of children.

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Montana residents circulating petition to recall sheriff

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Suta responded in a strongly worded text Wednesday, saying all of the allegations "are retaliatory in nature by a small number of citizens" that can be traced back to a single source.

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The Latest: McCain says he's grateful and will return soon

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Sen. John McCain being diagnosed with a brain tumor (all times local):  Arizona Sen. John McCain says he's grateful for the outpouring of support after his brain cancer diagnosis. He's promising to be back soon. 

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OJ Simpson granted parole in Nevada robbery

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O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas.

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Daines working with Chinese Ambassador on UM student's release

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Senator Steve Daines is currently working with China's Ambassador to the United States, on the release of jailed University of Montana student Guthrie McLean. 

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Research suggest Montana spends $33,000 a year per inmate

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According to research by Backgroundchecks.org Montana spends over $33,000 a year per inmate. The nation’s average came in at $33,849. 

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Increased training hours, among new requirements for Montana school buses

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HELENA- Montana’s Office of Public Instruction reports the Board of Public Education has adopted a new bus standard which will go into effect in August 5th.

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The Latest: OJ Simpson laughs after parole member remark

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LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) - O.J. Simpson laughed as a parole commissioner told him that he was getting the same hearing as anyone else would.

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Was your mobile phone hacked? Security breach reported

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First reported by security expert Nitay Artenstein, a bug in Apple's security allowed hackers to access Broadcom's Wi-Fi chipsets remotely without user interaction. 

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Authorities release name of fallen Missoula firefighter

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MISSOULA- The Missoula County Sheriff's Office has released the name of a wild land firefighter who was killed by a falling tree near Seeley Lake.  On their Facebook page's MCSO said 19-year-old Trenton Johnson of Missoula died of injuries sustained from a fallen tree snag. 

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Firefighter dies on the fire line in Lolo National Forest

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A firefighter has died while fighting a fire in the Lolo National Forest.  According to a press release sent from Grayback Forestry, a 19-year-old and a Missoula resident was killed in the line while fighting a fire on the Seeley Lake Ranger District.  The Grayback Forestry employee was part of a 20-person attack crew. He was struck by a falling tree. His name is being withheld until his family has been notified. More information will be available following a me...

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6-year-old hit by car in Great Falls

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A 6-year-old child was hit by a vehicle in Great Falls Wednesday evening.  According to the Great Falls Police Department, the incident happened at the intersection of 29th Street and 2nd Avenue. It is still unclear at this time what led to the accident, or if anyone else was involved.  Police tell KFBB while initial reports are vague, scanner traffic indicates non-life threatening injuries, and the incident "sounded minor." We will continue to update you if mor... More>>

"Saddles & Spurs" with the C.M. Russell Museum Video included

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Put your cowboy boots on… it’s time for the “Saddles & Spurs” event, hosted by C.M. Russell Museum! This year’s event will take place on Saturday, July 22nd, to commemorate National Day of the Cowboy. Activities include cowboy-themed food, kids’ crafts, music, and artist demonstrations. In addition to all of that, children will create their own painting they can bring home, after getting a bit of inspiration from local artists who will be crea...

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Gov. Bullock declares drought disaster

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Governor Steve Bullock today issued an Executive Order declaring 28 counties and five Indian Reservations in a drought disaster.

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Grizzly Bear pictured in Big Belt Mountains

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The first bear sighting in possibly a century appears to be the big news when a 3 1/2-year-old grizzly bear was confirmed to be roaming in Big Belt Mountains, earlier this summer. Fish, Wildlife and Parks posted on their Facebook page a picture of the bear that was taken at a remote trail FWP was using to monitor wolves. The young bear appeared to be alone and no human contact reported. This is the second sighting of species being in areas they have not been present in for... More>>

Allergy tips during wildfire season Video included

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Running nose, sore throat sometimes asthma can all be smoke induced symptoms that will flare up your allergies, and with all the wildfires throughout the state things seem to be getting worst.  The first thing you want to do is close you windows, by doing that you can keep smoke particles from entering your home. Second pets we all take our best friends for a walk to get some fresh air but what you don't see is what sticks to them when they are outside. you want to be s... More>>

Bullock For President? Governor Creates Federal PAC

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Governor Steve Bullock has been tabbed as the top Democratic governor to potentially run against President Trump in 2020 by The New York Times. During a meeting with reporters, Bullock said he's seeking to add his voice to the national conversation on many issues, but it was premature to start talking about a presidential race. Wednesday, Bullock told KFBB he is still focused on his job leading Montana, but says the country can learn a lot from the way things are done in the Treasur... More>>

AP source: Trump to pick Raytheon lobbyist as Army secretary

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump plans to nominate Raytheon lobbyist Mark Esper to be the next secretary of the Army.

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How do Fire investigators know if a fire is human caused

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According to Inci-Web there are over ten fires in the state. Seven of them were caused by lightning. Two are unknown and  the July Fire is suspected to be caused by humans.

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Far-ranging grizzly spotted in Montana's Big Belt Mountains

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Another grizzly bear has shown up in a part of Montana that hasn't seen grizzlies in as long as a century.

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FBI warrant for man charged with drug distribution and possession

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A federal arrest warrant was issued for Chase Storlie on June 9 after he failed to appear in court.  

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Warden Park Will Get A Tyrannosaurus Rex Statue In August

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Warden Park, the area generally known for it’s ginormous flag is getting another big attraction this summer. A dinosaur. More Specifically, a 15 foot tall, 20 feet long Tyrannosaurus Rex is set to land there in the next couple of weeks. The newest statue is courtesy of Pacific Steel and Anderson Steel. Pacific donated the materials and Anderson put it together. It was a computer software program that originally got the ball rolling.  Folks at Anderson made a 2 foot ...

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GOP targets Endangered Species Act as protections lifted

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Republicans are moving forward with legislation to roll back the Endangered Species Act, amid complaints that the 44-year-old law hinders drilling, logging and other activities.

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The Latest: Putin spokesman says Trump chat was no secret

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The spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin is disputing the characterization of a previously undisclosed conversation between Putin and President Donald Trump as secret.

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Panel: Dakota Access-style protests could become commonplace

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Industry officials say demonstrations like the massive encampment to protest construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota could become commonplace.

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University of Montana may see third round of buyout offers

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A third round of buyout offers may be coming to the University of Montana. Commissioner of Higher Education Clayton Christian announced the possible action on Tuesday.

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Escapee from Great Falls pre-release center

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The Great Falls Police are looking for a walkway from their transition center. Darwin James Bailey escaped Tuesday, July 18 and has ties to Missoula.

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Bozeman fly fishing gear company is representing Montana in the White House

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This week a Bozeman fly fishing gear company is representing Montana in the White House. 

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When life hands you limes, don't squeeze them outdoors

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There's a common ingredient in popular summer food and drinks, like margaritas and guacamole, that when exposed to sun can lead to a dangerous chemical reaction. One Minneapolis man learned that the hard way. According to Good Housekeeping, Minneapolis musician Adam Levy was outside for his daughters graduation, preparing several dishes with lime juice. A few days later, he got a blistering second-degree burn on his hand.  Missoula dermatologist Charlotte Kutsch says what... More>>

Summer camps are fun for children, but how much do they cost?

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With summer in full swing, parents might be looking for something to keep their children busy. 

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Helena's Sean O'Malley Receives UFC Contract

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Helena native Sean O’Malley has proven he can compete in the octagon.

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Montana ranked 6th, Montana State ranked 8th in preseason poll

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The Big Sky conference released their annual preseason coaches and media poll today, and for the first time in a long time, the Montana State Bobcats and Montana Grizzlies are nowhere near the top.

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83rd Annual Pet and Doll Parade Video included

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Join community members for the 83rd Annual Pet and Doll Parade hosted by the Great Falls Park and Recreation Department! This year’s theme is “Beach Party.” All children are invited to participate, and it is completely free. Prizes and ribbons are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each category; there are over 70 categories this year, falling in the pet division, doll division, sport division, circus, cartoon, frontier and more! This year’s parade will ...

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City Commission approves budget, $1.09 net tax increase Video included

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There were a lot of numbers discussed Tuesday tonight as city commissioners unanimously approved the 2018 Fiscal Year budget. But there's one number you need to know about: $1.09. That's the net amount your property taxes are going to go up for a home valued at $100,000. This increase will account for both inflation, as well as paying for increasing health insurance premiums for city employees.  Also discussed at the meeting was the failure to pay for additional firef...

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UM student detained in China Video included

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A University of Montana student traveling on his own in China is detained.  

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Raise A Pint For LGBTQ Center Starts On Monday

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The LGBTQ Center of Great Falls is teaming up with Mighty Mo for their raise a pint for the center fundraiser next week. For every pint of beer sold, the center will receive one dollar.  They’ll use the money raised to run the center, which is an "all are welcome" space for anyone in the community. But to keep that space, they need your help. “We operate on a shoe string budget. We don't have any paid staff, it is all volunteers. We have volunteers who s... More>>

Allegations could cost sheriff his job Video included

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According to Kody Farkell, Pondera County Clerk and Recorder, incompetence is the main accusation Sheriff Suta is facing. Allegations includes creating dating profiles while married and cited sex as a hobby, also abusing his power by protecting his children when they have committed offenses but Sheriff Suta says these allegations are simply not true. As of now he is still acting sheriff of Pondera County and he says he will continue to serve and protect the community with integrity ... More>>

A Great Falls Man Charged With Intimidation

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A Great Falls man is charged with intimidation after he sent threatening messages to his former employer and disabled employee Kyle Rodriguez, sent homicidal messages via Facebook messenger to his former employer and a former coworker. One of the messages read “I wanted to kill them all in the most brutal way I could think but I walked away.” Other messages were far more brutal and descriptive in Rodriguez’s intent. Rodriguez’s former employer says he was... More>>

Dog dies of heatstroke following hike

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Missoula Animal Control is alerting dog owner to be extra aware of the heat after they received news of a dog who died after hiking.  Animal Control explained that the dog suffered from heatstroke after its family took a hike July 17 on the M Trail.

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Months needed for additional study of Dakota Access pipeline

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers says additional environmental review of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline is likely to take the rest of the year.

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Police: Notorious jewel thief arrested at Walmart

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ATLANTA (AP) - Police near Atlanta say a notorious jewel thief with an illicit career spanning six decades has been caught stealing again, but she wasn't after sparkly gems this time.

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Montana man pleads guilty to killing man on excavator

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SIDNEY, Mont. (AP) - An eastern Montana man has pleaded guilty to killing a man as he sat on an excavator at a work site in August 2016.

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Montana governor downplays presidential aspirations Video included

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is downplaying his national political ambitions even as he sets up a committee that would pay for his travel to political events across the country.

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WIN: Tickets to the fair

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Nine families will win free fair entry, carnival wristbands, concert tickets and PRCA Big Sky Pro Rodeo Tickets. Enter to win above! More>>

20 percent of forms against proposed park district Video included

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An update on the proposed tax increase for a new "park district" in Great Falls. 

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List of Road Closures due to Park Creek Fire

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The Park Creek fire has grown to more than 1600 acres, with multiple roads and trails being affected. The fire crews have closed down this list of roads to maintain the safety of the public. These restrictions apply to the following roads on the Lincoln District, Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest: National Forest System Road (NFSR) 1800 (Sucker Creek Road) from the Forest Service boundary on the west (Township 15 North, Range 8 West, Section 32) to NFSR 330 (Copper Creek Ro...

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Call to Artists! Submit Your Design for Christmas Stroll Button NOW!

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It's never too early to start thinking Downtown Christmas Stroll!  If you're an artist the Downtown Great Falls Association is looking for you to design this years Christmas Stroll Button.  A copy of the guidelines is below in the press release they sent this morning!!   Get drawing and GOOD LUCK!  

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Montanans donating to Carli Miller fund, 8-year-old victim of fatal crash

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A Montana family is struggling with the devastating loss of their 8-year-old daughter Carli Miller after a Sunday crash took the child's life. The Miller family has been inundated with medical bills and funeral costs, according to their gofundme page. 

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Think twice before posting pictures of your kids on social media

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Many parents turn to social media to seek and share advice about parenting challenges. But just because you can do it, should you?  Generation Z is the first generation to be born in the era of smart-phones, where their whole lives can be documented on social media. Taking a picture of your child in the bath can be adorable, but that bathtub baby is now a teenager. According to Parenting magazine, here are some photos you should never post of your children online: 

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Helping your teen navigate summer sobriety

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Summertime often brings pool parties, barbeques and trips. For teenagers, however, it means they have an open agenda, which can often lead to trouble. Teens go from being overbooked during the school year: soccer practice, school, and homework, to not having much to do at all over summer months.  It can be an especially difficult time for "tweens." They're too old for daycare, but too young to work. Experts say that boredom could lead them to drinking. In Montana, al... More>>

Kennel cough is on the rise in Montana

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The vet's office has some troubling news for dog owners. 

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Big Sky Country Fair kicks off, but how much does it cost?

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It’s that time of year again, when the smell of corn dogs and deep fried food fills the air. 

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Fighting with your spouse could prove costly to your health

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Next time you are in an argument with your spouse, make sure to think of your health. 

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Three Griz, One Bobcat placed on All-Big Sky Team

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The Big Sky Conference released their preseason all-conference teams. Three Montana Grizzly players made the list: Offensive Tackle David Reese, Wide Receiver Jerry Louie-McGee, and Outside Linebacker Josh Buss. One Montana State Bobcat player made the list as well, middle linebacker Mac Bignell.

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United States Air Force Thunderbirds Return to Great Falls Video included

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Some American legends are in Great Falls this week. Today the United States Air Force Thunderbirds arrived in the Electric City and are now resting up for this weekend’s air show. The Thunderbirds are a group of pilots, who showcase the skill and precision of the United States Air Force. The group was most recently in the Royal Air Tattoo, an air show in England that showcased the pilots who are the best of the best around the world. 

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UPDATE Crews battle 'Meyers Fire' near Pintler Wilderness boundary

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A fire is ongoing at Myers Creek near the Pintler Wilderness boundary line. The fire is 3 miles southwest of Moose Lake and is currently spread over 45 acres. 

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Tips To Keep You Safe While On The Water

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With three recent deaths all involving water sports and two of those victims not wearing life jackets, we went to one local water sport expert to find out what you can do to keep yourself safe. It seems like a no brainer right? Wear a life jacket. however when your paddling down the river and it is 100 degrees outside, that life jacket can get hot and sweaty, and some might take it off to cool themselves. Life jackets are the most important thing you can wear when on the water, t... More>>

Hill 57 fire breaks out

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Shortly before three o'clock Monday afternoon, a county-wide fire aid call went out for a fire on hill 57, on the north side of Great Falls. We to confirmed with a resident that the structure was a old barn. Fire crews from Black Eagle Volunteer Fire Department, Great Falls Fire Rescue, Malmstrom and even the Montana Air National Guard responded quickly.

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Go Green at the Children's Museum

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The Children's Museum of Montana is taking the future of the planet into their own hands and teaching the children of Great Falls to "Go Green."  All week long, the go green camp is focusing on showing children how to use things more than once. 

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Air Quality In Great Falls Moderate With Smoke Haze From Fires

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With the two separate fires burning, winds have pushed the smoke into our area, last night, thick smoke covered the skies and today we are left with a haze. We went down to Gibson Park earlier today to talk with residents about the smoke. A lot of people we spoke with noticed the smoke yesterday and the haze we see today. On a clear day you could see the mountains in the Lewis and Clark national forest, today, you cannot. Some people who have asthma, have a hard time even being out... More>>

Abandoned barn catches blaze north of Great Falls

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Around 2:45 Monday afternoon, reports of a structure fire came in. Great Falls Fire and Rescue team along with Gore Hill and Black Eagle Fire departments responded to the north side of Hill 57. It was initially believed that a building and two vehicles might be engulfed, but our reporter on scene confirmed that an abandoned barn was the structure on fire. It is not sure what caused the flames, but the fire has been contained. Montana has been seeing a combination of fires most o...

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Facebook founder tours Glacier park, Blackfeet reservation

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BROWNING, Mont. (AP) - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg toured Glacier National Park and the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana over the weekend as part of his personal challenge to visit every state this year.

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Woman gets prison for stealing from nonprofit organization

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GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - An eastern Montana woman has been sentenced to a year in prison and ordered to repay $246,000 for stealing from two nonprofits that received federal funding.  

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Man drowns in rafting accident

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The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a drowning on the north fork of the Flathead River, July 14. The victim had been rafting with friends, law enforcement said when their raft flipped on a hazardous section of the river just north of Glacier Rim known as the “shelf." 

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Victim ID'd in fatal crash near Neihart

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We now know the name of the man killed in a motorcycle crash on Thursday, July 13th.  The Cascade County Sheriff's Office has identified him as 39-year-old Jamie Schultz of Canada.  The accident happened near mile marker 39 on US Highway 89 near Neihart. It is still unclear at this time what caused the crash.  According to the Belt Rural Volunteer Fire Department's Facebook page, they along with Belt Ambulance and Neihart Fire responded to the incident.  More>>

Mark Zuckerberg stops by Glacier, Blackfeet Indian Reservation during Montana visit

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Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, visits Glacier National Park. Zuckerberg spent Saturday with park rangers, learning about the impact of climate change. In his Facebook post, he says the impact of global warming is very clear...

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Two killed in separate crashes near Missoula over weekend

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Two people were killed in two separate crashes near Missoula on Sunday.  According to the Missoula County Sheriff's Office, the first crash happened on Highway 12 near mile marker 27 just after 11:45 am. An eastbound vehicle carrying a single person crossed the center-line and hit a westbound vehicle head-on. A family of five was in the westbound car. 

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Miller's Jewelry celebrates 135 years, what's the secret to success?

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Miller’s Jewelry has been operating in Bozeman for many years, 135 years to be exact. 

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Is technology ruining the relationship between parent and child? New study shows yes

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Technology is a part of everyday life. A new study shows that kids show more behavior issues the more their parents are distracted by digital technology.

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A Big Sky resident saves a Montana man with CPR while on the trails

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You could save a life by learning CPR. 

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Social media impacts the rise of syphilis in Montana

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There have already been twenty-six reported cases of syphilis in Montana this year. 

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Pet of the Week: Ivy

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This week, KFBB is featuring Ivy as our Pet of the Week. She's available for adoption right now at the Maclean Animal Adoption Center in Great Falls. 

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Electric City Water Park Wants More Lifeguards

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The Electric City Water Park is in need of lifeguards as we are in full swing of the summer heat, and more and more people are starting to enjoy the hot days at the water park. We were told the park has roughly 45 lifeguards at this time but they could always use a few more hands to help out. Especially as crowds are starting to increase as the days are hot and there seems to be no end in sight. “We probably need 10, 15 more lifeguards, we have enough to open all four of o... More>>

Park Creek Fire Update

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Multiple fires continue to burn today as Lewis and Clark county is stretched to their limits to try and fight these wildfires. The park creek fire continues to burn upwards of 200 acres but is growing in size as officials say the steep terrain, large amounts of fuel, and the wind have all had an impact on fire fighters ability to contain this fire. “The fire has been actively burning right now. There is quite a bit of wind that is reaching the fire and so that has created an... More>>

Pattee Canyon has no threat to structures yet

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Here are the latest updates. 

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Big Sky Media Days Kickoff in Park City, Utah

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The 2017 Big Sky Conference football season officially begins Sunday in Park City, Utah. For the next two days, representatives from all 13 football members of the conference will gather to meet with the media, and kick off another exciting season of Big Sky Conference Football. Our Shaun Rainey and Ben Wineman will join you every day with news and analysis from Park City, including the pre-season offensive and defensive MVPs, first and second team selections, and the pre-season rank... More>>

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg talks 'climate change' in Glacier Park

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MISSOULA- Facebook founder, Mark Zukerberg took to his own Facebook account over the weekend to talk and share pictures of Glacier National Park In his post, Zuckerberg said “I'm spending the afternoon at Glacier National Park in Montana with some National Park Service Rangers.

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'Flying high' at the 4th annual Ennis air show

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The Ennis Big Sky Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the state. 

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Park Creek Wildfire

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A lightning strike last night caused a section of dense forest to catch on fire in park creek, only miles away from interstate 15. More than 60 firemen have been dispatched as ground crews and 2 helicopters are fighting the fire by air. Roughly 40 acres have burned but that is expected to grow with the high amount of fuel in the area and the steep terrain making it harder for crews to fight. We will continue to update you with more information as it comes in. More>>

East Helena Valley Rodeo Parade Was A Success

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Hundreds of families lined the sidewalks of East Main Street in Helena this afternoon for the East Helena Valley Rodeo Parade. The parade runs every year on the same day as the rodeo, hence the name. A wide range of floats were shown in the parade with numerous kids on horses, dance teams, local business's and police vehicles and fire trucks. Organizers say the parade is a great way to bring the community together. “It brings the local area together, business's are also in... More>>

Attorney General Tim Fox Pushes For New FCC Rules To Fight Robo-calls Video included

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We've all dealt with them at some point. A number we don't recognize calls our phone and when we answer, a robot is on the other line. Now there's a move to take care of these annoyances. In a letter sent to the federal communications commission last week, a group of 29 attorney generals, including Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, urged the federal government to give more power to telephone providers. This power will allow them to block illegal robo-calls. 

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Hunting Roster Deadline July 15th

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A reminder for hunters, the sign-up period for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks hunting roster will close tomorrow. The rosters are randomized at the end of the sign up period. Those who are interested can select deer, elk, and antelope and then select one available hunting district per species. FWP encourages hunters to choose districts they are familiar with and can get to quickly if the opportunity for a hunt becomes available. More>>

Biologist To Begin Grizzly Bear Trapping July 15th

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Biologists with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study team will begin scientific trapping of grizzly bears this weekend. It’s all in an effort to monitor the bears in the Yellowstone ecosystem. Trapping operations will begin in the Hebgen Lake area. The area will be marked with warning signs to let the public know not to enter the area. The trapping will be complete by August 31st.      More>>

New Autism School Opening This Fall

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In education news, a new school for children with autism is opening this fall in Great Falls, and organizers say it's the first one of its kind in the state, 

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Hope the horse still in need of life saving surgery

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On Friday, there is an update on a story that KFBB first reported on back in April.about a horse who is in desperate need of life saving surgery. Hope is a horse with a badly twisted leg as the result of inbreeding. She is still in need of life saving surgery.

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White House: Budget deficit to spike to $702B

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says worsening tax revenues will cause the budget deficit to jump to $702 billion this year. That's a $99 billion spike from what was predicted less than two months ago.

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Owner charged in fatal dog attack

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The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office issued citations to Wayne Bartlett, the owner of the two pit bull dogs, that law enforcement say were responsible for the death of Melissa Barnes at her home, June 24.   Bartlett is charged with two counts of Vicious / Dangerous Dog and two counts of failure to have current Rabies Vaccinations on the dogs as required. He has until July 28th, 2017, to make his appearance in Gallatin County Justice Court to answer to these charges. The ... More>>

Regulatory panel chairman fined $3K for ethics violations

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The state's chief political watchdog says the chairman of the Montana Public Service Commission broke ethics laws when he used office resources to write a column that disparaged a candidate for the regulatory body in last year's election. 

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Stage II fire restrictions in Yellowstone County

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The continued hot, dry weather has prompted officials to step up fire restrictions in Yellowstone County. Stage II Fire restrictions were implemented Friday morning, July 14 on private lands in Yellowstone County.

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Budget cuts would alter Montana's unique Medicaid expansion

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana may have to run its one-of-a-kind Medicaid expansion program for a third of the cost if lower-than-expected state income triggers budget cuts next month.

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Game of Thrones loyalty by state

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Courtesy post Winter is coming - even though it's blazing hot out. Game of Thrones returns to our screens this Sunday, with this season promising to be one of the best yet. But where do America’s Thrones loyalties lie?

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Coco Loko, a snortable chocolate powder that parents should be aware of

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A new craze is taking over the world, snorting chocolate. 

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Man gets last wish to ride a horse

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For one Great Falls man, it's been his dream for years now to get back on a saddle and ride a horse.  Wade Harding can't remember the last time he rode a horse. 

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Groundbreaking held for new elementary school

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Great Falls - The oldest school building in the city of Great Falls is about to get replaced.  On Thursday, there was a groundbreaking ceremony for the school that will replace Roosevelt Elementary.  

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Jo Ann LaPlant speaks out about her husband's death

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For the first time Jo Ann LaPlant spoke out about her late husband Shane LaPlant's tragic death. "He was stabbed at least 17 times in the back and on his head.  He had defensive wounds on his hand  I was there when he passed away and I prayed with my husband," said LaPlant.

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Industrial hemp new star crop in Montana agriculture Video included

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"It has taken 17 years to finally get our first crop in the ground." In 2001, industrial hemp became legal to grow in Montana. And considering it's one of the fastest growing crops around, it's amazing how long it took to actually be planted in Montana soil. "We have about six hundred miles that we share with our Canadian neighbors, and they're making good money on industrial hemp, whereas Montana's making not one penny," says Chris Christiaens, lobbyist for Mont... More>>

Trump asks Oman's sultan to help counter Iranian activities

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is asking Oman's sultan to help counter Iran's destabilizing activities in the Middle East.

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    6-year-old hit by car in Great Falls

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-07-20 03:40:58 GMT
    A 6-year-old child was hit by a vehicle in Great Falls Wednesday evening.  According to the Great Falls Police Department, the incident happened at the intersection of 29th Street and 2nd Avenue. It is still unclear at this time what led to the accident, or if anyone else was involved.  Police tell KFBB while initial reports are vague, scanner traffic indicates non-life threatening injuries, and the incident "sounded minor." We will continue to update you if mor...
    A 6-year-old child was hit by a vehicle in Great Falls Wednesday evening.  According to the Great Falls Police Department, the incident happened at the intersection of 29th Street and 2nd Avenue. It is still unclear at this time what led to the accident, or if anyone else was involved.  Police tell KFBB while initial reports are vague, scanner traffic indicates non-life threatening injuries, and the incident "sounded minor." We will continue to update you if mor...
  • Was your mobile phone hacked? Security breach reported

    Was your mobile phone hacked? Security breach reported

    Thursday, July 20 2017 1:09 PM EDT2017-07-20 17:09:55 GMT

    First reported by security expert Nitay Artenstein, a bug in Apple's security allowed hackers to access Broadcom's Wi-Fi chipsets remotely without user interaction. 

    First reported by security expert Nitay Artenstein, a bug in Apple's security allowed hackers to access Broadcom's Wi-Fi chipsets remotely without user interaction. 

  • Grizzly Bear pictured in Big Belt Mountains

    Grizzly Bear pictured in Big Belt Mountains

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-07-19 23:49:32 GMT
    The first bear sighting in possibly a century appears to be the big news when a 3 1/2-year-old grizzly bear was confirmed to be roaming in Big Belt Mountains, earlier this summer. Fish, Wildlife and Parks posted on their Facebook page a picture of the bear that was taken at a remote trail FWP was using to monitor wolves. The young bear appeared to be alone and no human contact reported. This is the second sighting of species being in areas they have not been present in for...
    The first bear sighting in possibly a century appears to be the big news when a 3 1/2-year-old grizzly bear was confirmed to be roaming in Big Belt Mountains, earlier this summer. Fish, Wildlife and Parks posted on their Facebook page a picture of the bear that was taken at a remote trail FWP was using to monitor wolves. The young bear appeared to be alone and no human contact reported. This is the second sighting of species being in areas they have not been present in for...
  • New Autism School Opening This Fall

    New Autism School Opening This Fall

    Friday, July 14 2017 8:39 PM EDT2017-07-15 00:39:36 GMT

    In education news, a new school for children with autism is opening this fall in Great Falls, and organizers say it's the first one of its kind in the state, 

    In education news, a new school for children with autism is opening this fall in Great Falls, and organizers say it's the first one of its kind in the state, 

  • Murder Victim's Mother Wants Answers

    Murder Victim's Mother Wants Answers

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 8:58 PM EDT2017-07-12 00:58:23 GMT
    A year after his murder, Ryan Eakin’s family isn't convinced police arrested the right man- at least not without more answers. "It just makes it difficult for us to have closure at this point when we don’t really know the true story," says Kirk Eakin, Ryan’s dad. The day after his son Ryan was killed, Austin Lee Kroll-McLaughlin was charged with deliberate homicide and earlier this year plead guilty. According to court documents Kroll-McLaughlin fatally ...
    A year after his murder, Ryan Eakin’s family isn't convinced police arrested the right man- at least not without more answers. "It just makes it difficult for us to have closure at this point when we don’t really know the true story," says Kirk Eakin, Ryan’s dad. The day after his son Ryan was killed, Austin Lee Kroll-McLaughlin was charged with deliberate homicide and earlier this year plead guilty. According to court documents Kroll-McLaughlin fatally ...
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