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Search crews find body of missing rafter

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Rescue crews found a man’s body after a multi-agency search in Granite County.

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57th Annual Montana 500 comes to Shelby

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The 57th Annual Montana 500 Endurance Run for Model T's is starting up today as drivers from across the country gear up for the race in Shelby.  

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GFPS food truck is back for summer

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Every year during the summer months, some kids in Great Falls go without a lunch, but starting Monday, the Great Falls Public School food truck will be out again to help fight this issue. 

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Woman found dead on Phillips Street, man arrested

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Missoula City Police say they were called to the area of Lowell School on Phillips Street around 2:26 Sunday morning for a report of an injured woman lying in the roadway. 

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Big Sky Pride kicks off with glitter and glam

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HELENA, Mont.,-Big Sky Pride is kicking off its 25th LGBT+ celebration this weekend. Our Bliss Zechman explains why there is more glitter and rainbows than ever this year. There are hundreds of Pride-centered festivities going on this weekend in the Capitol City. There’s parades, rallies drag shows and more. This year’s Pride celebration scene is drastically different than when the gay community ventured to rally support for their cause 25 years ago. "In Montana you...

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Power outages in Cascade County

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There are reports of power outages throughout Cascade county. Some have since been repaired but according to Northwest Energy map, the latest outages are reported to in the Manchester area. As of right now, we are not sure how many customers are affected but as a precautionary when driving if a stop light is not working treat it as a 4-way stop.

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2 people killed in deadly accident

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Two fatalities happen within the past 24 hours, one about 200 miles south of Great Falls. The Montana Highway Patrol is not releasing any information on that accident but according to their website it happened on Main Boulder road around 3:30 pm yesterday afternoon and is still being investigated. In Flathead County on Highway 93 near Olney. A driver was heading southbound when they drifted to the left of the highway. MHP said the driver then hit a driveway approach causing the vehic...

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Man taken to hospital after falling in M Trail

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On Friday, June 15, around 2:30 Gallatin County 911 received a report that an 84-year-old man fell on the M trail and needed medical assistance. He was half a mile up from the parking lot and could not walk out on his own. 

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Man killed in motorcycle crash on Shiloh Rd.

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A 30-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle crash late Friday night.  

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Teacher files lawsuit against Helena Police Department

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A Helena teacher is now suing the Helena Police Department after she claims she suffered permanent hearing loss doing a mandatory active shooter training back in 2016. According to the Helena Independent Record, Lynn Trenary, a teacher at Project for Alternative Learning, filed the complaint Wednesday and it said Trenary was about 20 feet away from an officer shooting blank ammunition while playing the role of an active shooter. She thought the officer was giving instructions and was... More>>

Deputies to sell classic police car

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The Missoula County Deputy Sheriff's Association is selling its 1946 Ford Coupe, which has in the past appeared in parades and other police functions. The car is outfitted in period-specific police equipment and a paint job with an older version of the Missoula County Sheriff's logo and will be sold by sealed bid auction.

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The Latest: Sheriff: 1 deputy killed, 1 critical in shooting in Kansas courthouse shooting

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - The Latest on a shooting near the courthouse: Authorities say one sheriff's deputy is dead and another is critically wounded after they were overcome by an inmate while driving a transport vehicle near the Wyandotte County courthouse

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Larry Kiedrowski's graveside service to be held in June

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Larry the homeless guy, who real name is Larry Kiedrowsk was known as many things from Larry the cartman, and even just Larry.   Members across Great Falls have shared their thoughts and memories surrounding Larry on social media, but Art Taft has gone even further and raised enough money through donations to get Larry a tile on the Veterans Memorial Wall. Just one more way to honor this retired service member.  Art Taft said while it's great to see Larry's memory forever ...

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Canoeist cross the country by water

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It's a feat accomplished by only a select few. Our Bliss Zechman sits down with a pair of adventurous folks trying to make it from one coast to another in a  very unique way. 4,750 miles of paddling and portaging in 220 days. That's how far Martin Trahan  and Jillian Brown will have gone by the time their cross-oceanic journey ends. "Basically more people have walked on the moon than have done this route," said Brown.   The Canadian duo has moved through th... More>>

WATCH: Dogs rescued from dogfighting arrive in Missoula

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MISSOULA - Eight dogs rescued by the ASPCA arrived at the Humane Society of Western Montana on Friday. The dogs are part of a group of 30 rescued during investigation of dogfighting cases in the Southeast, according to a press release from the Humane Society. The dogs have been cared for at a temporary shelter and are now ready to be adopted into loving homes. “We got to know these dogs over the past several months at our temporary shelter, and many of them opened up to show ... More>>

Headwaters Country Jam keeps the music going 10 years on

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Headwaters Country Jam kicked off this evening in Three Forks, with some of the biggest names in country music slated to appear over the weekend. After a decade of bringing live country music to southwest Montana, organizers of the Headwaters Country Jam music festival say this year’s event will be the biggest yet. They’re expecting double the crowd sizes they saw last year. Parking spaces were already filling up with trailers, campers, and RVs by mid-afternoon, with man...

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Missing 5-year-old girl found safe

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Helena Police have issued a missing and endangered person advisory for 3-year-old Lyric Franklin. Lyric is an African American female. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt with "love" on the front and light colored shorts or a skirt. She also wears pink glasses. She is about three feet tall and weighs between 40 and 50 pounds. Lyric is suspected to be with her non-custodial father, Kielan Franklin. Kielan is an African American male, 5 foot 6 inches, and weighs about 250 ...

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Family day brings together families at Montana State Women's Prison Video included

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At the Montana Women's Prison, family day is the one day out of the year where inmates are reunited with their families.  

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Fire season: "longer but later"

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HELENA, Mont.- Governor Bullock met with officials from across the state to tackle the upcoming wildfire season. Forecasts indicate, Montana is in for a longer but later fire season, according to The Northern Rockies Coordination Center’s Meteorologist, Michael Richmond. However, some weather conditions are playing in our favor. Richmond said high levels of snow pack across the state are helping keep the fires at bay for now. There’s also a storm that’s expected to... More>>

SMACK presents Beauty and the Beast Junior Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Robby Robertson stopped by the KFBB studios to talk about the upcoming SMACK production, Beauty and the Beast Junior.  This year's productions will take place on Friday, June 29th and Saturday, June 30th at 6:30pm. The shows are completely free for anyone to attend. The show is put together by 80 kids from throughout the community who are working in the SMACK program, or "Summer Music Arts Camp for Kids." For more information, search ...

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Montana man's body recovered from Selway River accident; two remain missing

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GRANGEVILLE, Idaho - A second body has been recovered from the river where four men went missing a few weeks ago. On May 21, six young men were on a hunting expedition when their Suburban wrecked upside-down in the Selway River, in a remote location in the Idaho forest. Two men swam to safety, but four went missing in the crash. On Tuesday, a hiker saw a body partially submerged in the river, 43 miles downstream of the wreck. Idaho officials confirmed the identity as Reece Rollins. ...

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58th Annual Belt Rodeo coming this weekend

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Rodeo season is upon us kicking things off in Belt for the 58th annual belt PRCA rodeo. Cowboys and cowgirls will be going for the win in 7 events including steer wrestling, saddle bronc, barrel racing and everyone's favorite bull-riding. Children will be able to show off their stuff with a little mutton bustin. Riders are competing for a cash prize of over $1,000 dollars. The rodeo will be holding a raffle for a brand 2018 KYMCO MXU 450i side by side. Tickets are available at Alber... More>>

Fawn rescued from waist deep mud and muck

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A man jumped into action when he saw a young deer stuck in the mud near Fort Benton. While the water looked like, it is the perfect place to take a dip, it is actually not. 

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Grizzly bear dies from insecticides

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Fish, Wildlife, and Parks have confirmed a young female grizzly bear died near Carter, a town between Fort Benton and Great Falls.

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Bozeman family asking for baseball card donations for grieving children Video included

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Earlier this week we brought you the story about a man in Bozeman who is trying to collect baseball cards for a player who committed suicide back in 2012. Ryan Freel played professional baseball from 2001 to 2009, and now his father is on a mission collect his cards so he can give them to Freel’s three daughters. 

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MHP wants your feedback

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HELENA- Starting on June 15th the Montana Highway Patrol is conducting a public survey to get feedback regarding Patrol operations.  To take the survey, click on this link: https://rpt.orgvitality.com/MHPSurvey  “Other states such as Colorado have received impactful feedback from surveys such as this. We hope to emulate their success and use the data to help inform our choices moving forward in a way that improves the quality of our services and public interactions...

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Missoula Sheriff confirms death of local icon "Dancing Guy"

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MISSOULA - A beloved local figure died while doing what he was most famous for: dancing at Caras Park. 

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Man leads Lake County deputies on two chases in one week

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Lake County Sheriffs say 56-year-old James Roylance led deputies on two chases in one week.  

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Burger King manager charged of embezzlement

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The Great Falls Police Department officers responded to the Burger King on 10th Ave S when they received a report of an employee embezzling money.

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Book Exchange responds to sexual harassment allegations

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MISSOULA - Representatives of The Book Exchange have responded to employee allegations of mistreatment and sexual harassment. 

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Don't be alarmed! Police training at local school

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If you are in the area of  West Elementary School (1205 1st Ave NW) and see heavy police activity, do not be alarmed. 

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One of four missing bodies recovered from Selway River in Idaho

photo: Finding Reece Rollins Facebook page photo: Finding Reece Rollins Facebook page
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GRANGEVILLE, Idaho - The body of one of four missing men has been found, 43 miles downstream from where a vehicle crashed upside-down in the Selway River a few weeks ago. The Idaho County Sheriff's Office says on Tues., June 12, a hiker discovered the body of Reece Rollins, a 22-year-old from Oregon.

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Celtic Cowboy Gears Up for the World Cup Video included

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Although the U.S. didn’t make it into the World Cup, a local bar known as the Celtic Cowboy is still gearing up for the big game. The Celtic Cowboy is a relatively new bar to downtown Great Falls. In fact, they were only 6 months old during the last World Cup. Despite their young age, this hasn’t stopped the pub from being named the top bar for sports experience in the nation by the Irish Pub Social Consortium or preparing for this year’s World Cup. The Celt... More>>

Luminaria Walk in Great Falls rescheduled

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Great Falls - Due to expected rain throughout the weekend the annual River's Edge Trail Luminaria Walk, as well as the Lewis & Clark Festival, have been rescheduled to August 25th. "The Lewis & Clark Festival and Luminaria Walk on August 25th will be the perfect kick-off for school beginning!" Becky Nelson wrote in a press release. The weather isn't keeping a few other events from happening this weekend. The Bluegrass in the Park Concert is still on for Friday, Ju... More>>

Benefis ED Video included

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A string of deadly crashes has occurred over the past several weeks, which has put Great Fall’s new Benefis emergency department to the test. The new ED just completed its first phase of construction and opened its doors for service back in May... And boy did they get it. Being the only level 2 trauma facility in the state, Benefis ED is very busy when there is an emergency. In fact, they have seen more cases since their opening several weeks ago than they have in the pa... More>>

Vetting process reviewed for teaching candidates Video included

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A former teacher out of Miles City is behind bars, accused of having sexual relations with a 15 year old student. 

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Billings school staff undergo poverty simulation Video included

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With more than 2,000 families with children in poverty in Yellowstone County, United Way is bringing awareness to the situation in a whole new way through an interactive simulation. 

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Shakespeare in the Parks kicks off summer tour in Bozeman

The cast for Shakespeare in the Parks' Othello prepares their curtain call during rehearsal. June 13, 2018. The cast for Shakespeare in the Parks' Othello prepares their curtain call during rehearsal. June 13, 2018.
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Since 1973, fans of the famous playwright and poet William Shakespeare have re-enacted his plays in the popular Shakespeare in the Parks series. Tonight, that series kicked off in Bozeman with Othello. Shakespeare’s plays, traditionally assigned for high school reading or college literature classes, often feel out of touch for many who haven’t experienced the shows live. Determined to change that, organizers of the traveling Shakespeare in the Parks show aim to...

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Crash near Belt leaves several injured

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Reports into the KFBB newsroom are indicating a serious crash near Belt where Highway 89 turns into Highway 87.  Scanner traffic reports at least five people injured, three of them severely. This has not yet been confirmed by first responders. It is unclear at this time what caused the crash.  As of 8:15pm there is still some moderate traffic in the area as drivers are diverted. We will continue to update you as more information becomes available. 

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House completely engulfed in fire east of Great Falls

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KFBB is receiving reports of a home completely engulfed by fire on just east of Great Falls off Evans Riceville Road. We're told smoke could be seen from as far away as the east side Walmart. Ricky Blackburn is currently on the scene; he tells us there are multiple agencies responding to the fire, and efforts are still being made to put out the blaze.  It is still unclear what caused the fire, if anyone is injured, or the extent of damages. We will continue to keep you updated ...

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Missoula soccer bar expects major sales loss during World Cup Video included

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MISSOULA - While there's lots of hype around the World Cup, some American bars expect a decrease in sales this year since the U.S. mens' team won't be playing. 

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United Way of Cascade County to invest over $830,000 Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Kim Skornogoski stopped by the KFBB studio to discuss over $830,000 invested into different organizations throughout the community. Kim says over 26,000 people will benefit from these investments, despite the fact that less than half of the money requested from United Way was able to be invested. The investments break down into programs relating to education, income, and health.  For more information, head to United Way's website. 

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Youth join the call for answers about a missing woman

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A week ago marked one year since Ashley Loring HeavyRunner went missing from Browning. Wednesday, residents of Box Elder organized a march, using it to build awareness for missing and murdered indigenous women. Zayna Henderson who is a freshman at Box Elder High School organized the walk. She was joined other members of the Lady Bear basketball team, as well as representatives from Harlem, Hays, and Rudyard basketball teams for the event. The principle of Box Elder schools tell ... More>>

The fate of three grizzly cubs is hanging in the balance

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Montana wildlife officials have less than a month to find a home for three male grizzly cubs, orphaned after their mother was hit by a car or the animals will have to be put down. According to Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, during the first week of June, a female, adult grizzly was hit and killed along highway two-hundred near Lincoln. She left behind three young cubs, officials said due to their size they were born in January. That means they are are too young to be put out on... More>>

Toddler hit by truck dies

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A three-year-old boy was killed when he was struck by a pickup truck in Poplar, a small town just north of Wolf Point. Montana Highway Patrol, told KFBB a 65-year-old man was driving his truck north when he struck the child. The man stayed with the boy until emergency crews arrived, but the toddler was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is still ongoing, but troopers have ruled out drugs, alcohol, and speed as factors.  MHP said the driver didn't see the boy ... More>>

Multiple sex charges filed against former teacher

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A former Custer County High School teacher is charged with multiple felony counts of "Sexual Intercourse Without Consent" involving a 15-year-old  

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CEO of proposed White Sulphur Springs copper mine developer dies

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The CEO of Sandfire Resources America Inc. the company developing a copper mine near White Sulfur Springs suddenly passed away on Saturday. A spokesperson from the company told KFBB Shanahan passed away from natural causes during a vacation in Italy.  “John was both well respected and well liked within Sandfire and the wider mining industry. His sudden passing is a great shock and a tragic loss, and our thoughts are with his family at this distressing time,” says M...

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Corgi scam costs Bozeman-area woman nearly $1000

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Puppy-seeking families are falling victim to internet scams that are promising a dog but only taking their money. 

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Butte celebrates new community water park

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BUTTE - A new community water park, complete with slide, lazy river and wading pools, opens this summer in Butte. The new Ridge Waters Water Park is tentatively set to open on June 23, although that could change if there are any delays in the construction schedule, according to Parks and Recreation Director J.P. Gallagher.  Family swimming hours will be 12:30 to 6:30 PM initially, he said. Later on, the facility will open from 8:30 to 11:30 AM for lap swimming. The park wi...

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Victim of Billings carjacking was a former sheriff

Yellowstone County officials say the victim of a weekend carjacking in Billings was a former Big Horn County sheriff.

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Montanans with South Korean ties cautiously optimistic after Trump-Kim summit

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Commenting on today’s historic summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, President Donald Trump said, “The past does not have to define the future. Yesterday's conflict does not have to be tomorrow's war. And, as history has proven over and over again, adversaries can indeed become friends.” The summit signaled what could be the beginning of a more stable relationship between the two countries. Natalie Benson and I-Ho Pomeroy, two Bozeman residents,...

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Gallatin Co. Clerk and Recorder primary race won by just 6 votes

Greg Metzger takes down one of his campaign signs in Bozeman after winning the Clerk and Recorder's nomination by 6 votes. Greg Metzger takes down one of his campaign signs in Bozeman after winning the Clerk and Recorder's nomination by 6 votes.
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A dead tie in election results last week for the Gallatin Co. Clerk and Recorder’s Office left two candidates on edge. But even after a recount, the race may not be over for Laura Miller Werley and Greg P. Metzger. Candidates Werley and Metzger faced a dead tie in Gallatin Co. last week. Each candidate had exactly 4,965 votes. Yesterday night, as the families and friends of the candidates sat in city hall awaiting the results, they never thought the numbers could en...

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Is expired food safe to eat? Video included

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According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 30% of food wastage from consumers and retailers due to confusion about expiration dates.  

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Donald Trump Jr. to visit Montana this month

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Donald Trump Jr. will visit Montana on June 22 to back U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale. 

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Community Spotlight: The Joy of Censorship

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The Great Falls Public Library is glad to welcome former MAD magazine editor Joe Raiola. 

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Victims identified in Great Falls shooting

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The Great Falls Police Department responded to reports of a disturbance and possible gunshots on the north side of town. One person in the area tells us that they saw two people being transported to the hospital but was not sure of the severity of their injuries. GFPD did confirm with us that two people were transported to Benefis but was later pronounced dead. Currently, GFPD is not searching for any suspects and they say that there is no threat to the community. We will keep ...

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Firefighter Fatalities on the Decline

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released it's annual U.S. Firefighter Fatalities report this week. It shows that 60 on-duty firefighters died in 2017, which they say is the lowest total in more than 40 years. At least two of those firefighters were battling flames here in Montana. Michael Deshayes with the Black Eagle Volunteer Fire Department says that it's hard to say exactly what made the numbers go down. However, he did say that technology plays a role. Of the ... More>>

Residents burning anthill start wildland fire

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A wildland fire started today at approximately 6 P.M. near the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Black Eagle after residents nearby started to burn an anthill according to Black Eagle Fire. The fire quickly picked up because of the strong winds in the area. Black Eagle Volunteer Fire was on route to a training exercise when they got the call and was on the scene in minutes. They quickly had the fire under control in a matter of minutes and only roughly half an acre burned acc...

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Decade-long diabetes battle celebrated

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Officials and survivors in Helena celebrated a decade-long battle to fight diabetes in the Treasure State. The program helps people at risk for Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, and more. The program is called Inch by Inch and its an intense lifestyle change strategy. Since 2008, its helped more than 9,000 Montanans. A trained lifestyle coach instructs participants on what to eat, how to exercise and how to change their lifestyles.  Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney emphasized how Montanans... More>>

Malfunction junction mend?

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The city of Helena is looking to reconstruct two chaotic five-point intersections. They're so chaotic, they've even earned the  term malfunction junction. No one has been hit in either area this year. However, long wait times encourage some people to jay walk. Plus, the cross walks can be very confusing.   "They aren't extremely dangerous right now because the amount of traffic. You aren't getting the high speeds that can come in there, but it is an obstruction to pede... More>>

Food prep tips to prevent sickness Video included

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In May, an e.coli outbreak from romaine lettuce caused people across the country to become sick. E.coli is not something you can wash off your food, but other foodborne illnesses can be prevented through proper preparation.

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Victim identified in Billings homicide case

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Donald Gray Jr. faces two formal charges in connection with the death of an elderly Billings man Sunday. The charges are Deliberate Homicide, a felony, and Obstructing a Peace Officer, a misdemeanor. Donald Gray is to appear in Yellowstone County District Court Tuesday afternoon.

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Blackfoot Water Rights Settlement Signed

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MONTANA- After a decade long battle, Secretary Ryan Zinke and Blackfoot Nation Chairman Harry Barnes joined together to sign documents implementing the Blackfeet Water Rights Settlement. The Tribe’s conflict with its neighbors and the government will now be resolved. The settlement will increase economic development through water-related construction projects, and give tribal water right to more than 750,000 acre feet of surface water and ground water on the reservation. B... More>>

Fatal crash in Poplar

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At least one person is dead following a crash on US Highway 2 in Poplar, Montana near F Street W. The crash occurred at approximately 2:34 pm today. The number of vehicles, victims, or cause of the crash have yet to be released.

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The Latest: Park service bypassed bidding process for Sperry

National Park Service officials say they bypassed the open bidding process when they awarded a $4 million contract to a Montana construction company to begin rebuilding Glacier National Park's Sperry Chalet.

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Missoula Marathon moving to June after 2018

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Organizers are rescheduling future iterations of the Missoula Marathon to June.  This year's event is still on for July 13-15. The move was prompted by the threat posed by summer wildfires, as a June marathon date allows for better air quality for participants.

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Billings School Board cancels meeting to discuss termination of teacher Video included

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UPDATE: A special called meeting scheduled for Tuesday morning to discuss Superintendent Terry Bouck's recommendation to terminate Glenn Kanvick has been canceled.

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Parks and Rec in Bozeman has a lot to offer your child this summer

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School is officially out for the summer and parents you might be wondering what to do with your child. Good news is, the City of Bozeman has you covered.

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Rosendale won't debate Tester Sunday, cites Father's Day

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Republican Matt Rosendale won't participate in a debate against Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester because it was scheduled on Father's Day.  

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Montana card collector helping family honor late baseball player

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The family of a late baseball player wants to preserve his memory through baseball cards, and a Montana man is helping them do so.

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Fifth graders give back to community Video included

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When it comes to giving back to the community, fifth graders from Central Heights elementary school are giving all their hard earned money to a bigger cause.

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American Cancer Society recommends screening at age 45 for colon cancer Video included

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Colon cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States. 

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Suicide Prevention Video included

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1-800-273-8255… this is the suicide hotline number.  Suicide has become a much larger topic over the past week, after losing fashion designer Kate Spade and television personality Anthony Bourdain. According to an article published by CBS news, Montana is ranked as the 2nd highest state for suicides in the nation. In order to change this statistic there are a couple things we can all do to help. First and foremost, before you notice the signs, look at the risk factors.... More>>

Community Spotlight: Lewis and Clark Festival

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The Lewis & Clark Festival is right around the corner. What better where to bring in this year’s Festival than with a pair of local Montana bands for some Bluegrass in the park? Norma Ashby-Smith stopped by the KFBB Studios for tonight’s Community Spotlight to tell us all about it. 

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Local Business Spotlight: Fergus County Fairgrounds

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The Fergus County Fairgrounds has been around for more than 100 years. The business hosts all sorts of events in Lewistown, including gun shows and community garage sales. They also host the Central Montana Fair every year, which is arguably the most well known event.  "We're basically celebrating our 125th year of fair this year," Faith Robertson, the Office and Grounds Administrator said. "Now there were two years where they didn't have the fair. One was during... More>>

Officials warn that older kids are getting stuck in swings on playgrounds

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BOZEMAN - Gallatin County 911 has responded to three calls in the last month after preteens got stuck in swingsets. A release from Gallatin County says the "tot seat" style of swings are only meant for babies and toddlers, and older children can get stuck. 

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Sheriff Bob Edwards faces fine for ad violations, County Attorney waives office from case

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The Montana Commissioner of Political Practices says Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards violated campaign practice law and will be fined. This comes after Edwards violated campaign laws when he didn’t give his opponent, Jesse Slaughter, warning he would be mentioned in a campaign ad 10 days ahead of the election, which is required by state law. Montana Commissioner of Political Practices, John Mangan’s passed on the prosecution to Cascade County ... More>>

VIDEO: 2 Montana bear cubs separated from mother are back in wild

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Two young Montana bears separated from their mother by eager photographers are back in the wild.

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Body found at Ryan Dam identified as Brittney Roberts

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GREAT FALLS  - At 4pm Monday a female body was recovered at Ryan Dam.  The body was found by Dam employees and recovered by Cascade County Sheriff's Office.  An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday to determine the cause of death along with positive identification. Sheriff Bob Edwards says it is unclear at this time if this is the same woman who they've been looking for near the Black Eagle Dam. Click here for our previous coverage in the search efforts for Brittney Rober...

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Name of Bigfork crash victim released

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The Flathead County Sheriff/Coroner's Office has released the name of a man killed in a crash in Bigfork last Friday.

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Search for missing man in Clark Fork temporarily stopped

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MISSOULA - The search for a missing boater on the Clark Fork is suspended due to dangerous river conditions. On Monday morning, the Missoula County Sheriff's Office said high waters and large debris pose a danger to search and rescue crews looking for the 70-year-old man who went missing on Saturday. 

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Group choosing name for new high school opening in Bozeman in 2020

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Bozeman's second high school will open in two years, and a committee is meeting to determine three big pieces of the puzzle: attendance boundaries, the school name and school mascot.

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Search continues for missing boater on Clark Fork

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Missoula County Sheriff's deputies and search and rescue teams resumed the search for a missing boater Sunday. 

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Teens vie to be represent Montana in Miss America pageant

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Teens from all over the Treasure state arrived in Glendive on Sunday for a chance of a lifetime, to represent Montana at the Miss America pageant. Ten Miss Montana contestants and eight Miss Montana's outstanding teens will all compete on June 15,16 and 17. The chosen teen will advance to the next round, the Miss America's Outstanding Teen pageant in Orlando. In addition to the festivities, Mayor Jerry Jimison proclaimed this week as Miss Montana Scholarship Program Week in honor las...

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Amtrak says cuts are final

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The executive director for Amtrak said that the decision to cut the ticket agent positions in both Havre and Shelby, are final. This, after Senator Jon Tester, expressed concerns following the initial announcement in April.  According to the Havre Daily News, Stephen Gardner wrote in a letter to Senator Tester that both of the stations see less than 40 passengers a day, and the cuts will save the company around $200,000. He said that money would allow ...

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Julia Wades In the Water, First Native American Female Police Officer

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From Evel Knievel to Gary Cooper, Montanans have a rich history of movers and shakers. Recently the Blackfeet Nation honored the great-grandchildren of Julia Wades In The Water. 

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Girls State underway

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More than 100 young ladies from across the treasure state gathered in the Capital City to find out what makes government tick. Our bliss Zechman went to the 70th American Legion Auxiliary Girl State to see what they're learning. All of the young women are here for a reason: to become future female leaders in their communities, in their state, and even in their nation. "If I step up to a leadership role, then I find myself performing at a higher level. Because I’m not only... More>>

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  • 'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

    'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

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    (Disney/Pixar via AP). This image released by Disney Pixar shows a scene from "Incredibles 2," in theaters on June 15.(Disney/Pixar via AP). This image released by Disney Pixar shows a scene from "Incredibles 2," in theaters on June 15.
    Disney and Pixar's "Incredibles 2" has broken the record for the best animated opening of all time and the biggest for a PG-rated film.
    Disney and Pixar's "Incredibles 2" has broken the record for the best animated opening of all time and the biggest for a PG-rated film.
  • AMC Networks: Hardwick's talk show on hold amid allegations

    AMC Networks: Hardwick's talk show on hold amid allegations

    Saturday, June 16 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-06-16 21:39:05 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 7:41 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:41:10 GMT
    AMC Networks says that Chris Hardwick's talk show is on hold and he has withdrawn as moderator of AMC and BBC America's Comic-Con panels.
    AMC Networks says that Chris Hardwick's talk show is on hold and he has withdrawn as moderator of AMC and BBC America's Comic-Con panels.
  • Lawsuit over white nationalist's Twitter ban clears hurdle

    Lawsuit over white nationalist's Twitter ban clears hurdle

    Friday, June 15 2018 10:48 AM EDT2018-06-15 14:48:26 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 7:32 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:32:35 GMT
    A California judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses Twitter of violating the free speech rights of a leading figure in the white nationalist movement by permanently banning his social media account.
    A California judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses Twitter of violating the free speech rights of a leading figure in the white nationalist movement by permanently banning his social media account.
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  • North Korea's hacking fails to make summit talking points

    North Korea's hacking fails to make summit talking points

    Friday, June 15 2018 4:08 PM EDT2018-06-15 20:08:51 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh,Pool). In this June 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump makes a statement before saying goodbye to North Korea leader Kim Jong Un after their meetings at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. Trump focus...(AP Photo/Susan Walsh,Pool). In this June 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump makes a statement before saying goodbye to North Korea leader Kim Jong Un after their meetings at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. Trump focus...
    North Korea's cyberattacks against US and its allies fails to make Singapore summit talking points 3 years after crippling Sony attack.
    North Korea's cyberattacks against US and its allies fails to make Singapore summit talking points 3 years after crippling Sony attack.
  • NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems

    NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems

    Friday, June 15 2018 1:18 PM EDT2018-06-15 17:18:49 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 7:31 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:31:21 GMT
    The National Institutes of Health is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, citing ethical problems.
    The National Institutes of Health is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, citing ethical problems.
  • First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated

    First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated

    Monday, June 18 2018 3:09 AM EDT2018-06-18 07:09:57 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 7:31 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:31:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File). FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2017, file photo, first lady Melania Trump addresses a luncheon at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York. Trump "hates" to see families separated at the border and hopes "both sides o...(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File). FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2017, file photo, first lady Melania Trump addresses a luncheon at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York. Trump "hates" to see families separated at the border and hopes "both sides o...
    First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated at the border, hopes country is one that 'governs with heart'.
    First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated at the border, hopes country is one that 'governs with heart'.
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  • The Latest: Rescued migrants in Spain seeking French asylum

    The Latest: Rescued migrants in Spain seeking French asylum

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    (Kenny Karpov/SOS Mediterranee via AP). This photo released on Sunday, June 17, 2018, by French NGO "SOS Mediterranee", shows migrants disembarking the SOS Mediterranee's Aquarius ship and MSF (Doctors Without Borders) NGOs, after its arrival at the ea...(Kenny Karpov/SOS Mediterranee via AP). This photo released on Sunday, June 17, 2018, by French NGO "SOS Mediterranee", shows migrants disembarking the SOS Mediterranee's Aquarius ship and MSF (Doctors Without Borders) NGOs, after its arrival at the ea...
    The Vatican and Mexico are lamenting how children "are suffering the most" from migration, as the Trump administration comes under increasing criticism for its policy of separating children from their parents at...
    The Vatican and Mexico are lamenting how children "are suffering the most" from migration, as the Trump administration comes under increasing criticism for its policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 3, knocks over walls

    Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 3, knocks over walls

    Sunday, June 17 2018 9:29 PM EDT2018-06-18 01:29:49 GMT
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    (Takaki Yajima/Kyodo News via AP). School children take shelter at schoolyard in Ikeda, Osaka, following an earthquake Monday, June 18, 2018.  A strong earthquake has shaken the city of Osaka in western Japan. There are reports of scattered damage incl...(Takaki Yajima/Kyodo News via AP). School children take shelter at schoolyard in Ikeda, Osaka, following an earthquake Monday, June 18, 2018. A strong earthquake has shaken the city of Osaka in western Japan. There are reports of scattered damage incl...
    A strong earthquake shook the city of Osaka in western Japan, causing scattered damage including broken glass and partial building collapses.
    A strong earthquake shook the city of Osaka in western Japan, causing scattered damage including broken glass and partial building collapses.
  • Colombia's president-elect seeks unity after polarizing vote

    Colombia's president-elect seeks unity after polarizing vote

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-06-18 04:10:07 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 7:41 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:41:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara). President Elect Ivan Duque shakes hands with supporters after his victory in the presidential runoff election in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. Duque defeated Gustavo Petro, a former leftist rebel and ex-Bogota ma...(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara). President Elect Ivan Duque shakes hands with supporters after his victory in the presidential runoff election in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. Duque defeated Gustavo Petro, a former leftist rebel and ex-Bogota ma...
    Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque is appealing for unity after winning a runoff election over a leftist firebrand whose ascent shook the country's political establishment and laid bare deep divisions over the...
    Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque is appealing for unity after winning a runoff election over a leftist firebrand whose ascent shook the country's political establishment and laid bare deep divisions over the nation's peace process.
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  • Search crews find body of missing rafter

    Search crews find body of missing rafter

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-06-18 04:26:44 GMT

    Rescue crews found a man’s body after a multi-agency search in Granite County.

    Rescue crews found a man’s body after a multi-agency search in Granite County.

  • Woman found dead on Phillips Street, man arrested

    Woman found dead on Phillips Street, man arrested

    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:12 PM EDT2018-06-17 21:12:19 GMT
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    Missoula City Police say they were called to the area of Lowell School on Phillips Street around 2:26 Sunday morning for a report of an injured woman lying in the roadway. 

    Missoula City Police say they were called to the area of Lowell School on Phillips Street around 2:26 Sunday morning for a report of an injured woman lying in the roadway. 

  • 2 people killed in deadly accident

    2 people killed in deadly accident

    Saturday, June 16 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018-06-16 23:47:12 GMT
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    Two fatalities happen within the past 24 hours, one about 200 miles south of Great Falls. The Montana Highway Patrol is not releasing any information on that accident but according to their website it happened on Main Boulder road around 3:30 pm yesterday afternoon and is still being investigated. In Flathead County on Highway 93 near Olney. A driver was heading southbound when they drifted to the left of the highway. MHP said the driver then hit a driveway approach causing the vehic...

    Two fatalities happen within the past 24 hours, one about 200 miles south of Great Falls. The Montana Highway Patrol is not releasing any information on that accident but according to their website it happened on Main Boulder road around 3:30 pm yesterday afternoon and is still being investigated. In Flathead County on Highway 93 near Olney. A driver was heading southbound when they drifted to the left of the highway. MHP said the driver then hit a driveway approach causing the vehic...

  • Malfunction junction mend?

    Malfunction junction mend?

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 8:36 PM EDT2018-06-13 00:36:59 GMT
    Tuesday, June 12 2018 8:36 PM EDT2018-06-13 00:36:59 GMT
    The city of Helena is looking to reconstruct two chaotic five-point intersections. They're so chaotic, they've even earned the  term malfunction junction. No one has been hit in either area this year. However, long wait times encourage some people to jay walk. Plus, the cross walks can be very confusing.   "They aren't extremely dangerous right now because the amount of traffic. You aren't getting the high speeds that can come in there, but it is an obstruction to pede...
    The city of Helena is looking to reconstruct two chaotic five-point intersections. They're so chaotic, they've even earned the  term malfunction junction. No one has been hit in either area this year. However, long wait times encourage some people to jay walk. Plus, the cross walks can be very confusing.   "They aren't extremely dangerous right now because the amount of traffic. You aren't getting the high speeds that can come in there, but it is an obstruction to pede...
  • Canoeist cross the country by water

    Canoeist cross the country by water

    Friday, June 15 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-06-15 17:51:18 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-06-15 17:51:18 GMT
    It's a feat accomplished by only a select few. Our Bliss Zechman sits down with a pair of adventurous folks trying to make it from one coast to another in a  very unique way. 4,750 miles of paddling and portaging in 220 days. That's how far Martin Trahan  and Jillian Brown will have gone by the time their cross-oceanic journey ends. "Basically more people have walked on the moon than have done this route," said Brown.   The Canadian duo has moved through th...
    It's a feat accomplished by only a select few. Our Bliss Zechman sits down with a pair of adventurous folks trying to make it from one coast to another in a  very unique way. 4,750 miles of paddling and portaging in 220 days. That's how far Martin Trahan  and Jillian Brown will have gone by the time their cross-oceanic journey ends. "Basically more people have walked on the moon than have done this route," said Brown.   The Canadian duo has moved through th...
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