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Blackfeet Community College secures money for $7.5 Million Health and Science Building

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The Blackfeet community college in Browning just secured the funds for a $7.5 Million health and science building. The new 9,000 square foot building is designed to house education, nursing, and other health training programs and degrees. The building is expected to be open for the fall of 2018 semester. What makes this building special is the college will start to offer 4 year degrees in education and in nursing fields. “This is a truly exciting moment for BCC and for Browni... More>>

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Bobcats win the 117th Brawl of the Wild 31-23 in Bozeman

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BOZEMAN, Mont. - The Montana State Bobcats defeated the Montana Grizzlies 31-23 to win the 117th Brawl of the Wild. It's the first time since 2005 that the Cats won a game against the Griz in Bozeman.  The Bobcats ran for 322 yards on the ground, making it the second consecutive year that they have put up over 250 yards of rushing on Montana's defense. Cats sophomore quarterback Chris Murray accounted for 133 yards of that total, as well as throwing the ball for 98 yards. The G... More>>

One of Cascade county's most wanted is now in custody

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What initially reported as a rollover crash ended up being a chase for Great Falls Police Department and Montana Highway Patrol. Justin Brasda, a 22-year-old male from Great Falls was the driver of a vehicle when it rolled over near marketplace. Officers said there was also a female in the vehicle and when deputies arrived on the scene both suspects fled.

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Get Montana homemade gifts at Holiday Happening

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If you're looking to do some holiday shopping this weekend, then you'll want to listen up, Expo Park is hosting the 31st Annual Holiday Happening! Vendors from all over the state come to the Electric City to show off there work. Now there are two qualifications that vendors must meet if they want to sell their products. One it all must be handmade and two it must meet the qualifications of vintage. The owner of the show said this is a chance for you to come get those specialty items ... More>>

Santa has arrived in Great Falls

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There are only a few weeks until Christmas and while some are gearing up to hit the stores for all the holiday savings, others are getting excited to see Jolly Ole' Saint Nick! Santa Claus arrived in Great Falls today from the North Pole, but he didn't come in on the traditional reindeer and sled but a stretch limo.  Santa read children "Twas the night before Christmas" and enjoyed milk and cookies with them.  David Reardon, who brought his son for the first time ... More>>

One person dead in Billings Police-involved shooting Video included

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One person is dead following a police-involved shooting on the 400 block of Bunting Street in Billings Southside Saturday. Five officers have been placed on administrative leave as per officer-involved shooting protocol. 

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UPDATE: Two hunters found in "good health and happy"

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According to the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Facebook page, at least one hunter has gone missing in the Lincoln area.  The Sheriff's Office is working with the Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department and Search and Rescue Crews to help locate the hunter.  We will keep you updated as more information becomes available. 

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Do you have the skills to escape

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If you're looking for something  to do  with your friends here in the Electric City, or maybe you have family rolling in for the holidays and need an activity, we may have the answer for you.

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Walk for Ashley

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In Browning, community members and the family of a missing Blackfeet  woman will take their search door to door in hopes of finding  Ashley Loring HeavyRunner.  "Our children are not for sale" 

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Montana congressman misled investigators in assault case

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Law enforcement officials in Montana have released a trove of materials from their investigation into a Republican House candidate who assaulted a reporter on the eve of his election to the U.S. House.   

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Hardin Power Plant could close in 2018

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The Hardin Generating Station could close if the company cannot find a buyer by sometime in early 2018. 

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Montana Guardian Fund helps families of the fallen Video included

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Every day, Peace Officers put their lives on the line to protect the people of Montana. And now, residents are given the opportunity to give back to the families of those Peace Officers who have lost everything through this sacrifice. The Montana Guardian Fund is a non-profit foundation dedicated to providing financial assistance to families of Montana Peace Officers who lost their lives in the line of duty or are victims of a serious, traumatic and disabling injury and cannot return... More>>

The Latest: Economic adviser talks tax bill with GOP foe

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The chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers says he met yesterday with a senator who opposes the senate's tax overhaul plan. 

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The Latest: Sanders says Trump, Franken cases are different Video included

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The White House says there's a difference between the sexual assault allegations against President Donald Trump and Democratic Sen. Al Franken.

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Update: Arocha's Federal trial reset for March

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William Arocha Jr has been sentenced to the max allowed by the Tribal court after he was found guilty of assault c and negligent endangerment. 

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The Latest: Leaders praise Jackson after health disclosure

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he's been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself to physical therapy.

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The Latest: Company: Spill controlled and no public threat Video included

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AMHERST, S.D. (AP) - TransCanada Corp. says its Keystone pipeline has leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota. 

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Police report: Man tells victim "I'll strangle you right in front of them"

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One man accused of strangling a woman made his initial court appearance today in Great Falls. 

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A look at what didn't happen this week

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A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. 

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Montana US Senate hopeful received California tax breaks

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana U.S. Senate hopeful Troy Downing has been receiving California tax exemptions for claiming his house near San Diego as a primary residence.   

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Montana's jobless rate remains at 3.9 percent in October

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana's unemployment rate remained at 3.9 percent in October, maintaining the level it has been for most of this year.

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US votes against resolution condemning Nazi glorification

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States has voted against a yearly resolution that condemns the glorification of Nazism, though it doesn't like Nazis.

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Police investigating robbery at Billings gas station

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Just before 5 Friday morning, a white man around 5'10", wearing sunglasses and a coat with a hood came into the store and with a gun. 

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UPDATE: Power is back on in the Flathead

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Flathead electric is confirming an extensive power outage throughout the Flathead Valley.  According to the website over 16,000 households are without power.  We'll have more updates as they become available. 

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MSU boosts security for Brawl of the Wild

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The MSU and UM Marching Bands to perform a special halftime performance

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Capitol Christmas tree makes stop in Great Falls

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The capitol tree has arrived here in Great Falls Montana, and as you can see lots of people are here to take in the sights before it continues on the rest of its journey. Before this cross country trip started the tree had to be chosen and cut down. On November 8th. The 79 foot tall Engelmann spruce was cut down and loaded onto the truck for its long trip. It has visited 9 cities in Montana already, and the idea for visits is to get the community involved. “Bring the aw... More>>

Returning from a trip of a lifetime

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28 Montana Air National Guardsmen are home Thursday after spending about a week in Brazil on a deployment. While the time away from Great Falls was short. Their trip marked a historic moment in US history. 

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Big winners return home

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Five years ago, Malmstrom Air Force Base was over-run with a scandal involving missile launch officers cheating on tests. The nine people involved and the commander at the time were fired by the Air Force. Thursday Malmstrom Air Force Base is back at the top of their game 

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Update: Incident on US 89 cleared

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According to the Montana Department of Transportation, there is a semi broken down on US 89 near mile marker 2 past Armington Junction. Drivers should expect reduced speeds, single lane traffic, and delays. MDT is on the scene and the driver has assistance on the way.

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Police: Body found wrapped in carpet on Billings West End Video included

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Billings police confirm to KULR-8 a body was found on the west end of Billings Wednesday evening.

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Woman accused of stealing $4,000 by faking returns to store

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A woman is accused of stealing approximately $4,000 by faking returns at Sears Home Store. On November 15th, Great Falls Police Officers were dispatched to Sears Home Store for an embezzlement complaint. When police arrived, they contacted a Sears employee who reported a number of fraudulent returns to the store. According to charging documents, Sears loss prevention had discovered seven items had been returned to the store that had never been sold at any Sears Store with t...

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Man accused of assaulting victim for refusing to buy something to "get him high"

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A victim reportedly told GFPD officers she was assaulted when she refused to get James Leroy Raulston something that could "get him high." 

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Operation Christmas Child underway in Central Montana Video included

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Help give back to those children in need this holiday season, through "Operation Christmas Child."  Collection week is November 13th-20th... during that time, pick up a designated box from Hobby Lobby and fill it with much-needed items for a child in one of three different age brackets, including ages 2-4 years, 5-9 years, and 10-14 years.  Organizer Debbie Wiggers says while donations are encouraged for all groups, girls between the ages of 10-14 years old are t...

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Jury deliberating on fate of Florence doctor Video included

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The jury is deliberating in the case of a Florence doctor accused of killing two people by over-prescribing opioids.

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Bodnar officially hired as next UM president Video included

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The next President for the University of Montana was officially hired on a unanimous vote by the Montana University System Board of Regents.

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Twins charged in allegedly poaching 8 bull elk

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Twin brothers James Page, and William Page, 32, have been charged with 16 crimes and 8 felonies of poaching bull elk over years on 3 Bar Ranch by the Snowy Mountains near Lewistown. 

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Court documents: 35 time offender tried to headbutt officers

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One man is facing charges after allegedly attempting to headbutt officers while being put under arrest. 

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Interior watchdog faults Zinke for incomplete travel records Video included

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Interior Department's internal watchdog says Secretary Ryan Zinke has failed to keep complete records of his taxpayer-financed travel - hampering an investigation into his use of private charter flights for government business.

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The Latest: Warren calls Franken behavior 'unacceptable'

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Minnesota Sen. Al Franken says he doesn't remember a USO Tour skit "in the same way" as a fellow performer who alleges he kissed her against her will. He also says he shouldn't have posed for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept.

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FBI offers reward in crop duster shooting Video included

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The FBI Salt Lake City Field Office is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that identifies the person or persons responsible for shooting an agricultural aircraft while in flight over Belgrade, Montana.

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Testing confirms CWD in mule deer buck from south central Montana

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A second test on a tissue sample from a buck harvested in hunting district 510, south of Billings, has come back positive for chronic wasting disease.

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Great American Smokeout happening today

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Smokers who want to quit can get support through the"Great American Smokeout" happening throughout the country.  

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Couple pledge $1 million to support Montana students attending MSU

Students walk between classes during the first day of class Monday, August 28, 2017. MSU set a new fall enrollment record of 16,703 this year. MSU photo by Adrian Sanchez Gonzalez Students walk between classes during the first day of class Monday, August 28, 2017. MSU set a new fall enrollment record of 16,703 this year. MSU photo by Adrian Sanchez Gonzalez
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Montana State University has announced that an alumnus and his wife will donate a $1 million portion of their estate to support the university’s Hilleman Scholars Program, which helps Montana high school graduates succeed in college.

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Make Your Move! launches "explicit" campaign to end sexual assault

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This advertisement is part of the “Make Consent Explicit” campaign and will be launched this week by Make Your Move!, a local coalition of victim service agencies. 

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The Latest: Montana Legislature ends special session

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Montana lawmakers wrapped up a special session to patch a projected $227 million budget deficit without increasing taxes. 

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How to celebrate kindness this holiday season with "Kindness Advent Calendar"

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This isn't your typical advent calendar with chocolate! This one is free - and all it takes is doing something nice for someone else.  We introduce you to 2017's Kindness Advent Calendar, created by a British blogger named Helen.  DOWNLOAD IT HERE. 

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Card company announces effort to fight Trump's border wall

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"Cards Against Humanity" says it has bought a piece of land along the border and will use it to try and stop the project. 

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GFPD receiving narcan from Benefis Health System Foundation

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With the passing of house bill 333, all first responders can now carry and administer narcan, the drug which can save people during an opioid overdose. GFPD will now be getting their narcan from Benefis Health System Foundation. We talked with both the people from Benefis and GFPD about how important this is and they say fighting for this bill from the beginning to seeing it pass on the house floor is very exciting, especially since Great Falls Emergency Services has administered... More>>

Brawl of the Wild: Offensive Breakdown

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Live in Bozeman, our sports department of Shaun Rainey, Ben Wineman, and Kyle Sherman go offensive position by offensive position to see which team, the Montana Grizzlies, or the Montana State Bobcats, have the advantage. We talk about quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and the big uglies, the offensive linemen. 

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Accused bear hug killer in court day 3

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Opening arguments in Roy Scott's  deliberate homicide trial started Tuesday morning at the Cascade County Courthouse.  Scott has been accused of squeezing his wife, Stephanie Wells, so hard that she stopped breathing and died. 

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Veterans supporting veterans with $6,000

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The spirit of giving is already in the air, and today one company here in Great Falls steps forward to support our local veterans. But what makes this great, is that other veterans who are giving back. The folks at one local auto dealership presented the Vets-4-Vets organization with $6,000 Wednesday. The dealership also employs numerous veterans who were on hand for the presentation. Brian Belderrain, who is the General Manager, said they are happy to give back because th... More>>

School transportation funds could be hurt but budget cuts

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Senate Bill two calls for a $1.7 million block grant to be cut from the states budget per fiscal year.  Elise Arntzen the state superintendent said this means that if school districts around the state either run out of reserve funds or don't have any it could fall upon taxpayers to make sure students can get to school.

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Results from mule deer care positive for chronic wasting disease

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Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks says a second mule deer buck from hunting district 510 was found to be suspect for chronic wasting disease.

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Beef 'O' Brady's sponsors official Brawl of the Wild Alumni Party Video included

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It’s the Brawl of the Wild, and alumni throughout Great Falls are gearing up for the big day with the only official alumni event in the Electric City! This year’s official MSU/UM Alumni Association event is taking place at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Great Falls, as the Montana State Bobcats take on the University of Montana’s Griz for the “Brawl of the Wild” game on Saturday, Nov. 18th. The watch party will begin at 11:00am. The afternoon wil...

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Las Vegas shooting lawsuits stack up with 14 more filed

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CHICAGO (AP) - Legal action stemming from the mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert is picking up with lawsuits filed on behalf of 14 concertgoers.

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The Latest: Senate passes bills to fix $65M of deficit

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The Montana Senate passed five bills that would temporarily raise money for the state or prevent spending that total $65 million.

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One person sent to hospital after incident shuts down Central Ave.

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A possible chimney stove fire has sent one person to the hospital for smoke inhalation. The incident happened just after 2:00pm Wednesday afternoon at 111 Central Avenue. Great Falls Fire Rescue responded. The road was temporarily closed as first responders handled the incident.  Great Falls Police tell KFBB the scene is now clear. We will update you if any more information becomes available. 

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Dare to call cops leads to reported assault, arrest

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Yesterday, November 14th, at approximately 2:15 am, officers responded to a 911 hangup in Fort Shaw. 

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Police respond to man shooting from hotel room

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Missoula Police responded to a 9111 call from a guest at a local hotel around 10:00 am. 

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Pablo man won't face charges after shooting girlfriend's husband

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The shooting happened back in September, when police say Ryan Black acted in self-defense. 

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  • One of Cascade county's most wanted is now in custody

    One of Cascade county's most wanted is now in custody

    Saturday, November 18 2017 7:16 PM EST2017-11-19 00:16:04 GMT

    What initially reported as a rollover crash ended up being a chase for Great Falls Police Department and Montana Highway Patrol. Justin Brasda, a 22-year-old male from Great Falls was the driver of a vehicle when it rolled over near marketplace. Officers said there was also a female in the vehicle and when deputies arrived on the scene both suspects fled.

    What initially reported as a rollover crash ended up being a chase for Great Falls Police Department and Montana Highway Patrol. Justin Brasda, a 22-year-old male from Great Falls was the driver of a vehicle when it rolled over near marketplace. Officers said there was also a female in the vehicle and when deputies arrived on the scene both suspects fled.

  • Woman accused of stealing $4,000 by faking returns to store

    Woman accused of stealing $4,000 by faking returns to store

    Thursday, November 16 2017 8:14 PM EST2017-11-17 01:14:26 GMT

    A woman is accused of stealing approximately $4,000 by faking returns at Sears Home Store. On November 15th, Great Falls Police Officers were dispatched to Sears Home Store for an embezzlement complaint. When police arrived, they contacted a Sears employee who reported a number of fraudulent returns to the store. According to charging documents, Sears loss prevention had discovered seven items had been returned to the store that had never been sold at any Sears Store with t...

    A woman is accused of stealing approximately $4,000 by faking returns at Sears Home Store. On November 15th, Great Falls Police Officers were dispatched to Sears Home Store for an embezzlement complaint. When police arrived, they contacted a Sears employee who reported a number of fraudulent returns to the store. According to charging documents, Sears loss prevention had discovered seven items had been returned to the store that had never been sold at any Sears Store with t...

  • UPDATE: Two hunters found in "good health and happy"

    UPDATE: Two hunters found in "good health and happy"

    Saturday, November 18 2017 12:21 AM EST2017-11-18 05:21:19 GMT

    According to the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Facebook page, at least one hunter has gone missing in the Lincoln area.  The Sheriff's Office is working with the Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department and Search and Rescue Crews to help locate the hunter.  We will keep you updated as more information becomes available. 

    According to the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Facebook page, at least one hunter has gone missing in the Lincoln area.  The Sheriff's Office is working with the Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department and Search and Rescue Crews to help locate the hunter.  We will keep you updated as more information becomes available. 

  • Police report: Man tells victim "I'll strangle you right in front of them"

    Police report: Man tells victim "I'll strangle you right in front of them"

    Friday, November 17 2017 3:01 PM EST2017-11-17 20:01:02 GMT

    One man accused of strangling a woman made his initial court appearance today in Great Falls. 

    One man accused of strangling a woman made his initial court appearance today in Great Falls. 

  • Bobcats win the 117th Brawl of the Wild 31-23 in Bozeman

    Bobcats win the 117th Brawl of the Wild 31-23 in Bozeman

    Saturday, November 18 2017 7:59 PM EST2017-11-19 00:59:07 GMT
    BOZEMAN, Mont. - The Montana State Bobcats defeated the Montana Grizzlies 31-23 to win the 117th Brawl of the Wild. It's the first time since 2005 that the Cats won a game against the Griz in Bozeman.  The Bobcats ran for 322 yards on the ground, making it the second consecutive year that they have put up over 250 yards of rushing on Montana's defense. Cats sophomore quarterback Chris Murray accounted for 133 yards of that total, as well as throwing the ball for 98 yards. The G...
    BOZEMAN, Mont. - The Montana State Bobcats defeated the Montana Grizzlies 31-23 to win the 117th Brawl of the Wild. It's the first time since 2005 that the Cats won a game against the Griz in Bozeman.  The Bobcats ran for 322 yards on the ground, making it the second consecutive year that they have put up over 250 yards of rushing on Montana's defense. Cats sophomore quarterback Chris Murray accounted for 133 yards of that total, as well as throwing the ball for 98 yards. The G...
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