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Rapid Healthcare: Making the most of your time with a doctor

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Are you spending enough time with your doctor during your medical appointment? Chances are you're not – and that's the physicians themselves talking.

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Officers named in September officer involved shooting Video included

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For the second time this year a Great Falls Police Officer has been involved in a shooting.

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2 are dead after pickup collides with school bus Video included

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Two people were killed Tuesday morning after a pickup truck collided with a school bus near Glasgow.

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Proposed mill levy for Cascade County to be on November ballot

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For Cascade County residents, coming up on the ballot in November you can expect to see a new tax increase proposal. It's one that Great Falls Development Authority president, Brett Doney, says is not only long overdue, but is more common than we might think.  "First off, we've watched other communities in Montana that have had the mill levy for many many years. Yellowstone County with Billings, Flathead County has it. They have it down in Butte-Silver Bow. S... More>>

Battling substance abuse

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News from the State's capitol Tuesday Attorney General Tim Fox presented a land mark report on substance abuse. The report is part of his office's initiative called Addressing the Impact of Drugs or for short AID Montana.  This report took just over a year to put together.

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Sears Hometown closes temporarily

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Sears Hometown store in Great Falls has abruptly closed their doors, at least temporarily. But what does this mean for folks like Pamela Mills, who was expecting to pick up her washer and dryer she recently ordered? “My dad was picking up the washer and dryer and when he showed up to the store at 10 o'clock this morning, no one was there” says Mills. Mill's father recently purchased a brand new washer and dryer for her to help with convenience. The plan was to pick the... More>>

"Friends of the Flag" Golf Tournament in Great Falls Video included

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Join the Great Falls REALTORS Flag Project for the “Friends of the Flag” Golf Tournament! Proceeds from the tournament will go towards keeping the US Flag flying on Overlook Park in Great Falls. Member Josh Lind says the Flag continues to fly thanks to donations and volunteers, and costs about $10,000/year to keep up. That’s why events like this are not only important to bring people in the community together, but to keep the Flag flying. The tournament will take p...

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How early is to early to start campaigning Video included

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Candidates are already gearing up to become the next US congressional candidate for Montana.  Even though the election is 14 months away, the question now is how early is too early to start campaigning? right now, we're only able to confirm four of the candidates congressmen Greg Gianforte's press secretary says he will file for re- election for 2018. John Heenan, a lawyer out of Billings, who has put a hold on practicing law to chase this seat.  Grant Kier, former executiv... More>>

Montana attorney general releases report on substance abuse

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Montana Attorney General Tim Fox released a landmark report Tuesday that provides a comprehensive outline of what the State of Montana currently does to address substance abuse through state programs.

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Change of address notification for Tier 3 Sex Offender in Great Falls

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The Great Falls Police Department has sent out a public notification to inform citizens of Great Falls that a Tier 3 Sex Offender has changed his address within the city limits. David Allen Knaff has updated his address to 402 2nd Ave. S. #19. More>>

Local McDonald's give back to Montana Fire Victims

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Five locally owned McDonald's of NW Montana will be donating 29-percent of the day's sales to the NW Montana Fire Relief. 

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Cyber threat suspect not located in US

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The Whitefish School District has reopened schools following a series of digital threats. School officials report that investigators have determined the location of the suspect is in Europe. 

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O'Reilly says his ouster was hit job and business decision

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In a contentious interview with Matt Lauer of NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday, O'Reilly said his conscience was clear about how he dealt with women in the working world.

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New fashion trend: double jeans (HUH?)

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No, you're not seeing things. 

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MSU wants steer donations for Steer-a-Year program

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Profits from the the sales fund students' activities in the College of Agriculture.

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28th Annual Shadows of the Past Art Auction Video included

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Join the Benefis Teton Medical Center Foundation for the 28th Annual "Shadows of the Past" Art Auction. Money raised through the auction will go towards the resident dining room, and making it feel more "homelike" for patients.  The event will feature live music, art, food, beverages, and an evening gala.  The art auction will take place on Saturday, September 23rd from 4:00pm-10:00pm at the Choteau Pavilion, located at 306 1st St. NE, Choteau, MT. To ...

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Sink hole opens up after recent construction on sewers

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A sink hole in an alley on 18th Street N and 3rd Ave N  has grown to the size of a compact car in nearly 48 hours, and the crazy part is the alley was paved just last week. We were told the hole was only about 6 inches deep last night by the city. By this morning, it had measured about 9 inches deep. Thankfully repairs have already started on the hole. Neighbors say this was caused by a sewer repair project that started a while ago. The construction crew completed the project j... More>>

Tip a Cop 2017

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"To protect and serve" is the usual motto for law enforcement but Tuesday our local officers are taking it to a whole new level. The Great Falls Police Department, Montana Highway Patrol and even our sheriff deputies are teaming up with Special Olympics Montana and Mackenzie River Pizza Company for this year's Tip A Cop. 

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National monument boundaries are shrinking

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has made his recommendations on national monuments, whose boundaries will shrink to allow for things like logging or grazing, and even commercial fishing. But there's a place in Montana set to become a National Monument. 

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DEQ begins year-long Environmental Impact Statement for Black Butte Copper Mine

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The Montana Department of Environmental Quality announced Monday it will soon begin the process of completing an Environmental Impact Statement ofr the proposed Black Butte Copper Mine outside of White Sulphur Springs.  According to a press release sent out by the DEQ, the Environmental Impact Statement, or EIS, is "an extensive environmental review that discloses the potential impacts fo the project and includes several opportunities for public review and involvement."... More>>

Woman assaulted with bear spray

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A man is charged with Aggravated Burglary, Partner or Family Member Assault, and Assault With a Weapon after he allegedly sprayed his ex-girlfriend in the face with bear spray when she told him to leave her home. 

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Flathead school threat involved shooting Video included

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The Whitefish School District is finally releasing details about the specific nature of these threats and the reason they're confident students will be safe in school Tuesday.

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Bitterroot seeks input on logging, access plan

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The Bitterroot National Forest is seeking input on a plan that affects access, logging and prescribed burns in an area near Darby. 

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Pablo man shot to death, suspect arrested

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Lake County officials say a 34-year-old Pablo man was shot to death over the weekend and a suspect has been arrested. Sheriff Donald Bell says officers responded to a reported shooting at a residence south of Pablo just before 4:30 a.m. Saturday.

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Young immigrants shout down Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi

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U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been shouted down at a San Francisco event by young immigrants protesting her conversations with President Donald Trump on immigration policy.  

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New York puts storm aid on hold

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The deployment of more than 100 members of the New York Army National Guard and state police to the U.S. Virgin Islands to help with hurricane recovery efforts is on hold because of another storm.  

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US immigrants sue over Trump's end of deportation protection

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 Six immigrants brought to the United States as children who became lawyers, teachers and graduate students are suing the Trump administration over its decision to end a program shielding them from deportation. 

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Police need help finding missing Montana man

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35-year-old Robert Joseph Dombroski has been reported missing.

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Weekend weather pattern both helped and hurt fire fighters

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Most of the state saw a considerable amount of moisture last week, which helped lower fire activity for some of the blazes. Lots of rain and snow finally hit Montana after nearly 100 days without any precipitation. Some parts of the state have seen feet of snow at higher elevations, right where some of our fires are. But what does this mean for the fire fighters? “So it has minimized our fire behavior and given our fire fighters the opportunity to get in their and continue... More>>

Butte Community Ice Center opens up public skating

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Summer isn't over yet, but the Butte Community Ice Center has officially started offering its pubic skating on Sundays.  

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Butte's Covellite Film Festival kicks off closing day and plans for next year

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The Covellite International Film Festival begins its closing day at noon.  

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A costly win for Montana, beat Savannah State 56-3

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A win is a win, but the Montana Grizzlies (2-1) suffered a loss alongside of their 56-3 drubbing of Savannah State (0-3) Saturday in Missoula.  Early in the second quarter, with Montana up 14-0 already, senior quarterback Reese Phillips was taken to the ground on a scramble play inside the pocket. He could not get up, laying on his stomach as his leg was turned almost 90 degrees the other way. Phillips was on the ground for minutes, trainers and head coach Bob Stitt attendi...

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Flathead County Sheriff's Department Releases More Information About Threats

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An update to the situation in Flathead County, schools forced to close as the county's sheriffs department looks for the person responsible for threats targeting several schools. Today, the county sheriff's office released a press release, assuring the public progress is being made in this case of "cyber terrorism." The statement says in part, "Our negotiation team, assisted by the FBI negotiation team, has been in ongoing communication with the suspect in this case... ...

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Local banks come together to help charity

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Local banks here in Great Falls are supporting a local charity with some friendly competition. The First Interstate, Prairie Mountain, Stockman and US banks are all collecting canned goods, non perishables and cash donations. Beth Mckinney, the food bank fund development coordinator, said while a year of bragging rights are at stake the real winners of the challenge is the community. She said, "community events are what keep us going we don't have any government funding of stipe... More>>

Kids arrested at GFH after threatening to rob people

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Great Falls High School went on lock down when reports that a group of kids were walking around saying they were going to rob people. The Great Falls Police Department says one of the suspects even pointed what was believed to be a real gun.  When officers arrived on the scene they found the group and upon searching them and found a BB gun pistol, brass knuckles and a 7 inch blade. 15 year old Christopher Maes was arrested and charged with felony assault with a weapon.  ... More>>

Malmstrom AFB honors National POW/MIA Day

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A moment of silence was held across the nation in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day here in the U.S. 

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Fill the Boot Video included

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Without question, this fire season has been challenging for Montana. Now, local firefighters are asking you to help them with another challenge. 

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"Frustration" over current forest management

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Residents and community leaders expressed their frustration at drawn-out court proceedings for projects they say could have helped prevent several large wildfires this season.   The discussion happened today at a roundtable in Helena hosted by Congressman Greg Gianforte. According to Gianforte, the Stonewall Vegetation Project was approved by the Forest Service and has been in the works for at least eight years. But several environmental organizations stood up to the p... More>>

How to put an end to bullying Video included

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With the issue of bullying so prominent in schools today, how can you help your child if they face the issue of bullying? 

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"Learn to Play Lacrosse" with Great Falls Lacrosse Club! Video included

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Join the Great Falls Lacrosse Club for its “Learn to Play Lacrosse” event! Totally free and open to all kids ages 8 and up, the day will introduce athletes to the sport by teaching the basics, understanding the rules/equipment, developing skills, and building a foundation for competition. But most importantly, those involved will have a ton of fun! The day will take place on Saturday, September 23rd from 9:00-3:00pm, at Jaycee Park located behind the 2J’s Complex. ...

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GFCMSU to hold college night for home schooled students

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Great Falls College MSU is giving home schooled students..a chance to learn more about the college experience. They're holding their second annual informational night coming up on Oct. 2.  

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Alice Creek Fire Update

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Newest Update on the Alice Creek fire: It is up to 29,252 acres in size and at 15% containment. According to a press release from Alice Creek Fire Information, rain fell in the Alice Creek Fire area last night and received up to a quarter inch of precipitation. 

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Food Bank picking up pieces after being burglarized Video included

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The Great Falls Food Bank is starting to put the pieces back together after a burglar broke in and trashed the place. The vandal ransacked the place only leaving with a laptop, a few cans of food about 3 dollars in change. Great Falls Food Bank Director, Shaun Tatarka, said the items can be replaced but the most damage was done when 400 people could not get the meals the needed due to the  intruder. He said, "if the individual needed food we certainly could have helped him... More>>

Morning Light Coffee grand opening brings hundreds out Video included

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After spending years on 9th street and Second Avenue North Morning Light Coffee has found a new home. Now on the corner of 17th Street South and 9th Avenue South the local coffee shop has almost doubled in size and added a few more features they never thought possible. Tim Luoma, part of the management team said the move opens up bigger doors for them especially being closer to 10th Avenue and Great Falls High School.  Luoma said he is looking forward to being able to have a lot... More>>

Sperry Chalet Will be Rebuilt! Video included

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COURTESY GLACIER NATIONAL PARK U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that Glacier National Park has begun urgently needed stabilization work at the Sperry Chalet dormitory building to prepare for winter.

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Power Schools lose route bus to flames

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Early Friday morning, reports of a school bus on fire in Power came to KFBB's newsroom. Power Schools posted on their Facebook Page that the bus caught fire in the back parking lot. It is not clear if anyone was on the bus when it happened, but teachers, students and staff were able to evacuate the school safely. PFD was able to put the flames out safely. No injuries reported. Posted from Power Schools Facebook: "A route bus caught fire this morning in the back parking lot...

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Judge enters not guilty plea in deputy's death Video included

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Lloyd Barrus appeared in court to enter a plea in the shooting death of Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore. 

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Flathead County schools cancel extracurricular activities Video included

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Flathead County Schools has informed students and parents that they're canceling all activities Friday and over the weekend due to digital threats targeting Montana schools. 

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Released Hydrocarbons cause sheen on Missouri River

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In a press release Calumet Montana Refining says a small amount of released hydrocarbons migrated into state-owned storm water sewer, causing a sheen on the Missouri River.

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Power outages reported in downtown Great Falls

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We are receiving reports of multiple power outages throughout the downtown Great Falls area. Viewers tell us they are currently "sitting in the dark," and have been since about 8:00pm Thursday evening.  Reports indicate the outages are along 1st and 2nd Avenue North, but several lights are on along Central Avenue. It is unclear how many customers are currently affected, or what caused the outage. We will continue to update you as we learn more. 

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Rain, Snow helping put out fires

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Great Falls - The NWS in Great Falls say it's been 93 days..or more than three months since we've seen this much rain in the Great Falls area. 

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Tips to be bear aware this fall

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 This time of the year, tourist season is coming to a close for the National Parks and Forests so you may be thinking of getting some peace and quiet on the trails, but instead-a hungry bear might be just around the corner. 

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4th Annual "Wing Fling" at Heritage Inn Video included

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Join StaRadio and sponsors from throughout the community for the annual “Wing Fling” at the Heritage Inn! This year’s event will take place on Friday, September 22nd. Doors open at 6:00pm, with free wing sampling and complimentary beer until 9:00pm. The event will feature live music from the Cold Hard Cash Show. Organizer Shawn Hertel says not only is the night a great way to sample and rate our local beers and wings, but provides a safe environment for folks to ha...

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Montana Air National Guard deployed to fight fires

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66 men and women from the Montana Air National Guard volunteered on Wednesday to help fight fires during this record breaking fire season. We were told they could be deployed anywhere because, there are fires burning all over the state. They received their first day of training here in Great Falls at the 120th Airlift Wing, and then were transported down to Helena for the rest of their training before they get sent out to the fires the department of natural resources needs them ...

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Great Falls Public Schools are prepared for active shooters Video included

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Tammy Lacey, Superintendent of Great Falls Public School System said, there are safety protocols in place for armed intruders. She added she is confident in the training her staff receives and is positive they are equipped to handle situations like the one in Spokane.  Since the very first day of school until now they have been practicing not only for active shooters but lock down situations and also threats. She said, "every situation is different so if we were evacuating ... More>>

Verizon is cutting off service to rural Montana

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Verizon Wireless is taking heat from not only customers, but from our own Senator. After the company sent out letters saying they are discontinuing service to rural Montana. We reached out to Verizon and in a statement, Verizon said over 900 customers are affected. 

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Meals on Wheels burglary suspect

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The Great Falls Police Department is seeking the public's help to identify this man who is suspected to have burglarized the Great Falls Food Bank/Meals on Wheels building on 12th Avenue North. GFPD says the incident happened early this morning. 

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House passes bill targeting gang members for deportation

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The House has passed legislation that would make membership in a criminal gang grounds for deportation. Supporters describe the measure as a tool that law enforcement can use to remove members of the violent street gang MS-13. 

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Former CIA chief leaves Harvard after Manning named fellow

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A former top CIA official has abruptly resigned as a senior fellow at Harvard University over the school's decision to hire Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of leaking classified information. 

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House passes The Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act

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This morning, the House passed The Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act  with a vote 233 - 175. This act is supposed to prevent known alien gang members from entering the U.S. and expedite their deportation if caught in illegal activity. It also exempts gang members from immigration benefits such as asylum. 

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Law enforcement conducting interviews regarding school threats Video included

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Flathead Valley law enforcement and the FBI are investigating several threats made against Montana schools. Texts and emails came in Wednesday, first to Columbia Falls schools before spreading to other schools throughout the night and into Thursday morning.  T

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Whitefish police increasing patrols, city hall doors locked due to school threats

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An email from City of Whitefish manager Adam Hammatt says City Hall doors will be locked today. 

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2nd expert says teen in Slender Man stabbing was delusional

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 A second psychologist has testified about the delusional mental state of a girl who's admitted to helping stab a classmate nearly to death in a Wisconsin park in 2014.    

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Big Cuts for Public Mental Health Programs

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Medicaid provider rates will be reduced across the board by one percent leaving hundreds of adults and even children without these much needed mental health programs.  

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UPDATE: FBI investigating threats to schools in northwestern Montana

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The threats are being investigated by law enforcement.   

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CMR is breaking ground for new buildings

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CMR High School got a big change Wednesday that benefits students in both the STEM and athletic fields. They are broke ground on a new building thanks to the Great Falls community. The new addition comes from the nearly 99 Million dollar levies passed last year.

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Power outages in Great Falls Video included

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Reports of power outages came to KFBB Facebook page about 2 a.m. this morning near the Malmstrom Air Force Base. According to the NorthWestern Energy outage map between 1,000 and 3,000 residents were without power during the outage. Right now all but 85 are still without power and we reached out to NorthWestern Energy to see what was the cause of the out but we have not heard back from them yet.  We will keep you updated with the latest.

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Yellowstone kills aggressive bear near Heart Lake

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They say the young male grizzly was repeatedly involved in conflicts with people.  

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Selena Gomez undergoes kidney transplant due to lupus

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The 25-year-old calls the transplant "what I needed to do for my overall health." 

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Democratic leaders take issue with Trump tweets about DACA

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President Trump said in a tweet: "No deal was made last night on DACA."

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Annual Parade of Homes to feature Tiny Home Video included

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Join the Home Builders Association of Great Falls for the annual Parade of Homes taking place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16th-17th from 11:00am-5:00pm. Tickets are $10/person, and can be purchased online here, as well as in person at Pro Build, Prairie Mountain Bank, Johnson Madison Lumber, and all Stockman Bank Locations. This year’s parade will feature several unique homes, including a Montana-inspired Tiny Home! Katie Hanning, with the HBA of Great Falls, says the parade no...

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Flu season has started in Great Falls

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We have had some viewers talk to us about getting the flu early, and according to doctors in the area it has been spreading. According to the doctors we spoke to, these cases of the flu are very early in the year, normally the flu season would be in about a month or two, so they hope this isn’t the true start to the season, but just a couple cases. Doctors do say there is more than one type of flu, so the vaccine isn’t always effective. “You will hear a lot of... More>>

West Fork Fire proximity to asbestos contaminated mine raising concerns

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The West Fork Fire is in close proximity to the old W. R. Grace mine. This raised concerns for many in the northern parts of Montana, as the mine was shut down for asbestos in 1999. After doing a lot of research and talking with the environmental protection agency, they assured us there isn’t any asbestos in the smoke from the west fork fire. first off the fire is far enough away from the asbestos contaminated forest that there isnt too much concern that it will burn, a... More>>

Level 3 Sexual Offender change of address

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The Cascade County Sheriff's Office issued a press release to notify the public of a change of address for a Tier 3 Sexual Offender named Phillip John Dozier who recently moved to 28 Ashuelot Hill Road in Fort Shaw, Montana. The Sheriff's office says he is a Level 3 Sexual Offender whose Risk assessment is high. More>>

How wildfires can affect pregnancies Video included

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According to the Center for Disease Control, smoke from wildfires result in exposure to carbon monoxide and other chemicals, which could increase your chances of pregnancy problems, not just for you but for your unborn child.  High levels of carbon monoxide can cause problems with a baby's nervous system, or even worse a miscarriage.  The CDC says the best thing for you to do to protect you and your child is talk to you employer to make sure the area you work in is well vent... More>>

Lawmakers say Montana needs health care transparency

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Comparing costs and doing research on every day purchases can be easily done at home.  But when it comes to purchasing healthcare  that is a completely different story.  According to the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement, when it comes to making healthcare decisions there is almost no reliable information out there to help guide you in your choices.

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The Latest: Ryan opens door to tax cuts adding to deficit

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on House Speaker Paul Ryan's interview with The Associated Press (all times local): House Speaker Paul Ryan is backing off months of promises that the Republicans' tax plan won't add to the nation's ballooning deficit.

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US West's wildfires spark calls to thin tree-choked forests

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Wildfires that are blackening the American West in one of the nation's worst fire seasons have ignited calls to thin forests that have become choked with trees.

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Montana mine warns of layoffs after judge blocks expansion

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A Montana coal company says more than 80 miners could be laid off in coming months after environmentalists successfully sued to halt its expansion.

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1 person confirmed dead 3 injured in Spokane school shooting

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Law enforcement are responding to a shots fired call at Freeman High School. Our sources tell us there are injuries and a suspect is detained. 

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Sean Spicer, Chelsea Manning join list of Harvard fellows

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - The list of political fellows coming to Harvard University now includes former White House press secretary Sean Spicer and former Army intelligence officer Chelsea Manning.

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Federal government looks to keep $20K obtained in drug bust

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The federal government is looking to keep over $20,000 seized during a drug bust in Yellowstone National Park.

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Seattle Children's Pediatric Cardiology of Montana opens in Great Falls

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There is a new pediatric cardiologist office in Great Falls. Actually, it's the only one in town. This practice isn’t just a small one based out of Great Falls, but it is a part of a bigger picture. The whole name is Seattle Children's Pediatric Cardiology of Montana, and this means the practice you see behind me has state of the art equipment and can call on some of the best doctors in the country for help. Doctor Ruggerie moved to Montana 29 years ago and was the first ped...

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Week long road closure in Great Falls

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Great Fall, MT- Division Road between 21st Avenue NW and 23rd Avenue NE will be closed for approximately a week beginning as early as Thursday September 14th. More>>

Strawberry Creek Fire hits the Rocky Mountain front

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The Strawberry Creek Fire has reached the area around the Swift Dam, causing mandatory evacuations for ranchers and families in the area. Wind conditions are actually in favor of the firefighters battling this blaze.  The thick smokey air smelled like pine needles and burning sap. 

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Rice Ridge Fire sees growth

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Significant fire growth occurred in the interior and the northern part of the fire yesterday in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, but did not threaten fire lines. 

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3-year-old Griz fan from Great Falls gets special hospital visit

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Just a week and a half ago, Troy Ross was with his family at the Griz opener against Valparaiso. Two days later, he had to be airlifted to Seattle from Great Falls after getting sick.

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Fire in Waterton threatening Prince of Wales Hotel

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The Kenow fire doubled to about 5,000 acres since Monday night. 

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Renovations are underway on the Rainbow Motel in Bozeman

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The longstanding Rainbow Motel in Bozeman is undergoing a massive renovation. 

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Quilting for a cause

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Every year at the annual Rocky Mountain Sewing and Crafts expo in Billings quilters make a special blanket for a particular group.      This year they're making quilts for firefighters and police officers to give to children at the scene of emergencies. Sue Hanson, the expo organizer says they want a first responder like a firefighter to have a blanket they can give to a child who needs it. "I think that people that have fires or emergencies in their ...

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Moe, Robinson, Burow and Tryon move on to the city commission general election

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A big night for the city of Great Falls this evening, The primary election for two city commission seats has wrapped up and here are the numbers. Moe won with 5,543 votes followed by Robinson (3,900 votes), Burow (3,649 votes) and Tryon (3,351 votes). Those are the four which move on to the primary election on November 7th. Here are the rest of the numbers : Kate Hughes (1,575 Votes), Tyson Habein (736 Votes), and Josh DeNully( 584 Votes). The Cascade County Clerk says this is... More>>

"Catastrophic" outcomes for Montana farmers without healthcare Video included

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This week Montana Farmers Union is working in Washington D.C. with one goal in mind: to remind our nation's leaders of the importance of rural Montana. One major push is for affordable, quality healthcare for our farmers. And that's something Montana Farmers Union president Alan Merrill says has become a major issue across the Treasure State.  Any farmer can tell you their way of life consists of a balancing act of priorities. According to Merrill, one ...

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Officer involved shooting leaves one man dead

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An officer involved shooting leaves one man dead in Great Falls. In a press release from Great Falls Police just after 11 pm police responded to a burglary call on the 3100 block of 9th avenue north. According to a neighbor Bob McNamee there were two gun shots. Shortly after-wards more officers arrived on the scene. He said they were still there this morning when he was leaving for work. "That's when I noticed the police tape up and down my alley and there were red fl... More>>

GFPS Foundation 5th Annual Truck Giveaway Video included

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There’s still time to win a 2018 Toyota Tacoma for just $10 through the Great Falls Public Schools Foundation! Tickets are $10, with $6 going towards the organization selling the tickets, and $4 going directly back into the Great Falls Public Schools Foundation. Organizer Dave Crum says about 45 different groups from throughout the community are helping to sell tickets, including many student groups. On their end, the GFPS Foundation puts the money towards different grants aime...

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Former Montana legislator pleads guilty to drug charge

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A former Montana lawmaker, who once supported giving $4 million in state money to an anti-meth campaign, has pleaded guilty to trafficking several pounds of the drug.

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Zinke directs more aggressive approach to prevent wildfires

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is directing all land managers and park superintendents to be more aggressive in cutting down small trees and underbrush to prevent wildfires.

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Great Falls man charged with Stalking

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A man is being charged with Stalking after a woman says she was held against her will in her own home for over a day. 

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Montana School for the Deaf and Blind could lose $330,000 from the state budget

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We spoke to the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind about Governor Bullock's proposed budget cuts. They say they'll have to cut some positions if the plan goes through, but it has more of an impact than just that 

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Lack of attendance forces cuts to Children's programs Video included

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Some cuts are happening at the Great Falls Public Library, but this time, it has nothing to do with budget issues... it's attendance.  Effective immediately, the Spanish/Bilingual Storytime and Sensory Storytime have been canceled. 

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The Latest: Trump says UN sanctions on NKorea 'small step'

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\WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the United States and North Korea (all times local): President Donald Trump is calling new United Nations sanctions on North Korea "just another very small step."  

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Couple charged with Assault after woman was beaten with a baseball bat

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Two are being charged with Criminal Mischief and Assault With a Weapon  after they allegedly used a baseball bat to beat a woman on Sunday.

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Rain, cooler temps could 'put a dent' in fire season Video included

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Rain and cooler temperatures forecast for later this week may not end Montana's fire season, but a meteorologist says "it will put a dent in it." 

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Great Falls officer shoots, kills burglary suspect

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GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A police officer in Great Falls shot and killed a burglary suspect at a residence on the city's north side.  

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More evacuation warnings were lifted for Lolo Peak and Rice Ridge fires

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The Missoula County Sheriff's Office has lifted the remaining evacuation warnings on Highway 12 between Bear Creek and Graves Creek due to the Lolo Peak fire. MCSO says this affects approximately 13 homes and is the last of the evacuation warnings on Highway 12. Road closures still remain in place for Elk Meadows Road and Lolo Peak Road. The Lolo Peak fire is burning over 51,000 acres with 46 percent containment.  Remaining evacuation orders were also downgraded ... More>>

FWP proposes changes to dog training rules, public hearings scheduled

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To minimize the impacts of dog training operations on nesting upland gamebirds and waterfowl, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is proposing new requirements for trainers.

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Apple expected to release 3 new iPhone designs

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New features will include face recognition and a 3D camera.

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Hope Hicks Named White House Communications Director

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The 28-year-old is a longtime aide to President Trump and was one of the first staffers to join his presidential campaign. 

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2017's happiest states in America

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Where does Montana fall on the list? 

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Great Falls police: suspect dead in officer-involved shooting

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It happened Monday night. 

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Bozeman police send out warning for uptick in Opioid use, specifically Fentanyl

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Right now concerns are mounting when it comes to opioid deaths in the United States, jumping 533-percent since 2002. The Bozeman Police Deparment says their biggest concern in this epidemic is fentanyl. 

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Moving on up! Video included

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If you’re a Great Falls resident, you’ve heard of, or been to Burger Bunker. The popular burger joint will be packing their bags soon however.

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Echeverria facing additional charges in kidnapping case

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A woman found covered in blood on the bathroom floor told police a man stole her purse, threatened her family, and beat her repeatedly. 

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  • German WWI U-boat found off Belgium with 23 bodies inside

    German WWI U-boat found off Belgium with 23 bodies inside

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 9:46 PM EDT2017-09-20 01:46:55 GMT
    Belgian regional authorities say an intact German World War I submarine has been found off the coast of Belgium and contains the bodies of 23 people.
    Belgian regional authorities say an intact German World War I submarine has been found off the coast of Belgium and contains the bodies of 23 people.
  • In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to "destroy" North Korea

    In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to "destroy" North Korea

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 9:46 PM EDT2017-09-20 01:46:12 GMT
    Trump to use his UN General Assembly address to press for UN members acting in their own self-interest to unite to face global dangers.
    Trump to use his UN General Assembly address to press for UN members acting in their own self-interest to unite to face global dangers.
  • The Latest: Rescuers search rubble of fallen Mexico school

    The Latest: Rescuers search rubble of fallen Mexico school

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 9:46 PM EDT2017-09-20 01:46:00 GMT
    The U.S. Geological Survey says it calculates the earthquake that struck central Mexico as magnitude 7.1 It says the epicenter was near the town of Raboso, about 76 miles (123 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City.
    The U.S. Geological Survey says it calculates the earthquake that struck central Mexico as magnitude 7.1 It says the epicenter was near the town of Raboso, about 76 miles (123 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City.
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  • Police need help finding missing Montana man

    Police need help finding missing Montana man

    Monday, September 18 2017 11:01 AM EDT2017-09-18 15:01:58 GMT

    35-year-old Robert Joseph Dombroski has been reported missing.

    35-year-old Robert Joseph Dombroski has been reported missing.

  • Sink hole opens up after recent construction on sewers

    Sink hole opens up after recent construction on sewers

    Monday, September 18 2017 8:44 PM EDT2017-09-19 00:44:40 GMT
    A sink hole in an alley on 18th Street N and 3rd Ave N  has grown to the size of a compact car in nearly 48 hours, and the crazy part is the alley was paved just last week. We were told the hole was only about 6 inches deep last night by the city. By this morning, it had measured about 9 inches deep. Thankfully repairs have already started on the hole. Neighbors say this was caused by a sewer repair project that started a while ago. The construction crew completed the project j...
    A sink hole in an alley on 18th Street N and 3rd Ave N  has grown to the size of a compact car in nearly 48 hours, and the crazy part is the alley was paved just last week. We were told the hole was only about 6 inches deep last night by the city. By this morning, it had measured about 9 inches deep. Thankfully repairs have already started on the hole. Neighbors say this was caused by a sewer repair project that started a while ago. The construction crew completed the project j...
  • 2 are dead after pickup collides with school bus

    2 are dead after pickup collides with school bus

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:51 PM EDT2017-09-20 00:51:49 GMT

    Two people were killed Tuesday morning after a pickup truck collided with a school bus near Glasgow.

    Two people were killed Tuesday morning after a pickup truck collided with a school bus near Glasgow.

  • Change of address notification for Tier 3 Sex Offender in Great Falls

    Change of address notification for Tier 3 Sex Offender in Great Falls

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:00 PM EDT2017-09-19 17:00:45 GMT
    The Great Falls Police Department has sent out a public notification to inform citizens of Great Falls that a Tier 3 Sex Offender has changed his address within the city limits. David Allen Knaff has updated his address to 402 2nd Ave. S. #19.
    The Great Falls Police Department has sent out a public notification to inform citizens of Great Falls that a Tier 3 Sex Offender has changed his address within the city limits. David Allen Knaff has updated his address to 402 2nd Ave. S. #19.
  • Woman assaulted with bear spray

    Woman assaulted with bear spray

    Monday, September 18 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:19:21 GMT

    A man is charged with Aggravated Burglary, Partner or Family Member Assault, and Assault With a Weapon after he allegedly sprayed his ex-girlfriend in the face with bear spray when she told him to leave her home. 

    A man is charged with Aggravated Burglary, Partner or Family Member Assault, and Assault With a Weapon after he allegedly sprayed his ex-girlfriend in the face with bear spray when she told him to leave her home. 

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  • Wake Up Montana

    Wake Up Montana

    Featuring veteran Montana Anchorwoman Becky Hillier and Meteorologist Larry Rice, Wake Up Montana is the most innovative morning news program in the history of the Big Sky State.
    Featuring veteran Montana Anchorwoman Becky Hillier and Meteorologist Larry Rice, Wake Up Montana is the most innovative morning news program in the history of the Big Sky State.
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    Bud Light Lime Light

    Find out what's going on around town with the Bud Lime Light; Your Guide to the Night Life.

    Find out what's going on around town with the Bud Lime Light; Your Guide to the Night Life.

  • Will You Adopt Me?

    Will You Adopt Me?

    See all the wonderful pets up for adoption at Great Falls Animal Shelter. 
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