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Local business pushes non-profit organizations forward

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GREAT FALLS- Every Monday, a local business in great falls is dedicating part of it's sales to giving back to our community in their own unique way. At Teriyaki Madness, each Monday 20 percent of orders purchased get donated to a different local nonprofit organization in town. In order to make sure you're supporting these groups, customers can walk in and mention the organization or can show one of these flyers. So far they've raised several thousands of dollars and are booked out un...

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Donating leftover meat from hunting

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GREAT FALLS- With hunting season officially underway, many families lucky enough to get something may have a little extra meat on their hands. If you're wondering what to do with it, we have some options for you. You can donate it to Timberland Taxidermy through a program called, Hunters Against Hunger.  They'll process the meat for you, and then a local food pantry will pick it up. Since 2014, over 130,000 pounds of meat have been donated through the program and distributed to ... More>>

Missing Belgrade woman found in Manhattan

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Michaela Douglas is no longer considered a missing person after walking into the Manhattan Police Department Saturday.

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Billings apartment fire claims life

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The Billings Fire Department reports a fatality as a result of a late night fire Saturday. Deputy Fire Marshall Andrew McLain says the fire was reported at 2202 2nd Ave. North at 11:47 p.m. 

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Second suspect apprehended after double homicide

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One suspect has been arrested in a Missoula double homicide case and a warrant has been issued for a second suspect.

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Walking to bring awareness about human trafficking

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GREAT FALLS- You may have wondered why streets were blocked off this afternoon in downtown Great Falls. Well, that's because people gathered for the second annual Walk For Freedom in Great Falls which takes place all over the globe in an effort to bring awareness about human trafficking. The color black was worn by participants representing the solidarity and solemness of the topic. After hearing about the lurking dangers and seriousness of the issue, one participant wanted to make a... More>>

CWD signs hunters should look out for

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If you happen to be out hunting this weekend, there's one thing you should be cautious about. It's called Chronic Wasting Disease. According to Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, it's a contagious fatal neurological disease that infects deer, elk, and moose. If you signs of sick-looking deer, elk, or moose, FWP asks you to report it to them.  If you harvest one in a priority surveillance area, stop at the checkpoint to have your animal sampled.  There is no evidence eating... More>>

Person of Interest Update in Missoula City Police Department Murder Investigation

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A post from the Missoula County Sheriff's Office on Facebook provides us with an update on the Missoula murder suspect.

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Community Spotlight: Pre-Holiday Arts & Crafts Show

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The Optimist Club of Great Falls is gearing up for their annual Pre-Holiday Arts & Crafts Show. Join them, Saturday, October 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for crafts, antiques, surprises and much more. All proceeds benefit the youth in our community. Admission is $2 at the door, $1 with a coupon.  

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Angela Marshall speaks exclusively with President Trump while in Missoula

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Montanans witnessed history on Thursday when the 45th President of the United States stopped in Missoula, marking the first visit by a sitting U.S. president in the 21st century. ABC FOX Montana's Angela Marshall and Photographer Joe Lesar were able to get a unique viewpoint of this rally as members of the presidential press pool. Angela was also given the exclusive chance to speak with President.

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Behind the scenes of Montana's beer economy

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GREAT FALLS- Hunting, fishing, and of course the Cats/Griz game are the core beliefs for true Montanans but one that's not too far behind is beer. KFBB went to the MillerCoors facility in power to learn how barley plays a critical role in Montana's economy.   It's-a small little grain, and before you know it, you're sitting at the bar enjoying a beer with your friends.   "It's a source of comradery. We go to the little local Les' Bar in Power and we have the micr...

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Eagle Mount Therapeutic Recreation raising money for security system after being broke into

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GREAT FALLS- It's been three months since a thief broke into the Eagle Mount Therapeutic Recreation Center, stealing thousands of dollars worth of items. Including a truck, and a military backpack filled with 7,000 dog tags of veterans who have died since 9/11. The items were recovered a few weeks later, but not before the organization purchased 3,000 more dog tags. Now Eagle Mount is looking for donations to help cover the costs of the damages after the theft. "That wasn't in ...

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Helena Symphony Celebrates Immigration

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Immigration is a very sensitive subject in our nation right now. But our Bliss Zechman spoke with Helena’s Symphony Director who is putting on a performance that celebrates some of the Capital City's most successful immigrants with music. "They’re not reading their own stories, but they might as well have been," said Allan R. Scott, Music Director for the Helena Symphony.   Tomorrow night these doors will open and five members of Helena’s immigrant ... More>>

Duffel bags prove a new start

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In Montana right now, more than 70 eighteen-year-olds age out of the foster care system every year. The young adults are then forced to move out, and begin taking care of themselves. But one group in Helena is trying to give the teens a chance to start off on the right foot. Our Bliss Zechman explains.   This duffel bags will be more than space to carry belongings. For many new adults in the foster care system, it will provide the foundation for a new beginning. "It broke ... More>>

Crow Chief Judge Leroy Not Afraid and Judge Kari Covers Up removed from office

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This information just into our newsroom, Crow Nation Chief Judge Leroy Not Afraid, and Associate Judge Kari Covers Up have been removed from office by the Crow Legislative Branch. 

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Russian national charged with interfering in U.S. political system, 2018 midterm elections

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A criminal complaint was unsealed in Alexandria, Virginia, today charging a Russian national for her alleged role in a Russian conspiracy to interfere in the U.S. political system, including the 2018 midterm election. 

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Montana unemployment rate holds at 3.6 percent in September

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Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 3.6 percent in September, the lowest rate in just over 11 years.

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Search for 3 suspects after a double murder at Missoula's Mountain Valley Inn

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Authorities are searching for three suspects, after two people were found dead at Missoula's Mountain Valley hotel. The reports came in around 1 a.m. Friday morning. Authorities arrived at the inn on West Broadway St. and began investigating. They confirmed there was possible use of a firearm associated with the murders. They say they have found a car associated with the suspects, but have not released the identities of those suspects. Authorities say there is no threat to the ge...

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President Trump jokes about Gianforte body slam incident

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For the second time in his visits to Montana, President Donald Trump made light of an incident in which Republican congressman Greg Gianforte body slammed a British reporter.

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Great Falls annual leaf pick-up need-to-knows Video included

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Great Falls' annual leaf pick-up is going to be this Monday, October 22 - November 7.  The Natural Resources Division will be vacuuming up leaves in conjunction with the City Street Division to sweep the roadways from 7 am -3 pm, Monday- Friday. If you live in the Boulevard district, you’ll need to put your leaves on the Boulevard curb instead of in the storm gutters. The reason for this is because rain and/or snow will make it extremely difficult to ...

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Angela Marshall interviews President Trump one-on-one after Missoula rally

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During Thursday's campaign rally in Missoula, ABC FOX Montana's Angela Marshall got the only opportunity to interview President Donald Trump.

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Proposed new hotel and conference center in Powell, WY

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Powell - Powell is one step closer to a new hotel and convention center.  The state of Wyoming approved a three million dollar grant to build a conference center, and a Montana investor plans to build an adjacent hotel. 

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Community Spotlight: Popcorn for Sale!

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Local Cub Scouts in the area are going door-to-door selling popcorn to raise money for activities. The popcorn comes in a variety of sizes and flavors and will be available for sale until Sunday, Oct. 21. A pair of Scouts joined us for tonight’s Community Spotlight to explain how, and why you should help their cause. More>>

WATCH LIVE: President Trump in Missoula

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MISSOULA - ABC FOX Montana and Angela Marshall are on the scene as President Donald Trump arrives in Missoula. Watch our live stream of the event here.

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Presidential plane lands in Great Falls

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KFBB is receiving reports that a presidential plane has landed in Great Falls at the Montana Air National Guard. It is unclear what exactly the plane is doing at MANG, although it is suspected the plane could be apart of the President's fleet and there wasn't room at the Missoula International Airport for the entire fleet to land.  Our Ricky Blackburn is currently on the scene at the airport, and is working to bring us more information as it becomes available.  More>>

Man charged with burglary and theft

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One man is facing felony burglary charges after he allegedly broke into his next-door neighbors' apartment and stole 2 of his guns. According to court documents, Brandon Troxell entered the neighbor house through and took two guns, a PlayStation four and a number of other items. Officers observed Brandon in his apartment with the pistol that was stolen next to him. The officer on the scene was summoned off until help arrived. Police tried several times to make contact but he would no... More>>

Officers back to work hours after they were involved in a crash

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One Lewis and Clark County patrol vehicle is out of commission after a driver, who was going the wrong way, rammed into the car. Two officers were traveling down Benton Avenue in Helena when they were hit yesterday afternoon. Neither the deputies nor the other driver involved are injured.However, the car did receive significant damage. Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton says they're in the process of getting that vehicle fixed, adding that accidents happen. ‘”Yo... More>>

DMV installs improvements, cuts down wait times

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Often people prepare for a trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles by bringing a book or knitting project to kill the time. However, our Bliss Zechman explains how Lewis and Clark County is working to change customer's experiences at the DMV. By the looks of these lines, you'd think these folks are trying to get on a roller coaster at Disney World, but they're just waiting on necessary DMV services. "This has always been an issue, the wait time, but I understand you can only ... More>>

Trump's battle over Montana gets personal

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President Trump's visit to Missoula on Thursday is his third stop in the Treasure State in just three months.  

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Grizzly tranquilized and relocated after it would not leave garage

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A 900-pound grizzly bear was tranquilized and removed by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks after it would not leave a garage near Valier yesterday.

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Montana county has error in absentee ballot instructions

A western Montana county mailed inaccurate ballot instructions with absentee ballots for the Nov. 6 general election.

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Community Spotlight: Wanted Skate or Alive

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The Electric City Roller GrrrlZ and Toys for Tots are teaming up to bring you a bout at Montana Expo Park you won’t want to miss. ECRG welcomes the Spokannibals for a bout starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Admissions $10 in advance, $12 at the door, with children under 10 $1 or canned food donation. Or, better yet bring a toy, since the proceeds benefit Toys for Tots! More>>

Sheriff's Deputy accused of sexual contact with child Video included

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According to the Glasgow Courier, the division of criminal investigation was contacted about the incident in May of this year.  The DCI identified the victim as a 17-year-old female. During the investigation, she told officials that she met the deputy back in 2014 during a traffic stop. The article said they had an intimate relationship for a year. They would contact via phone, email, and text to meet up for sexual encounters. The victim said most of the time when they met he wo...

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FWP warns dangers of Chronic Wasting Disease

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Fish, Wildlife and Parks is warning people about the dangers of chronic wasting disease. The contagious and always fatal illness that affects big game animals has been plaguing Montana for more than a year now.   FWP says they're working hard to combat the disease. A new release shows that FWP has conducted surveillance in several high priority areas of Montana. They've also put regulations in place in a couple of counties that prohibit hunters from removing infected animals fro... More>>

"Cansculpturists" try to prove we "can" help combat hunger

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It takes dozens of volunteers and thousands of pounds of food to compete with these "cansculpturists". Needless to say, they take their job very seriously. "We are not above begging for cans on the street just to complete our sculpture," said Sharon Witham, with Opportunity Bank of Montana. For the past six years, businesses across the community have come together to create intricate sculptures that are made almost entirely out of food. Each item goes towards a... More>>

Has campaigning for elections gone too far?

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It’s no surprise its election season and campaigns are pulling out all the stops to get their message across. If you are a registered voter in the state, you may have even gotten text messages from campaigners. But has it gone too far? "I feel like it invades my personal privacy. I don't enjoy getting text messages i think they should just keep it to commercials campaign ads. Stuff like that, said Mason Best. We spoke with numerous people in Gibson Park about receiving u... More>>

Company behind Black Butte Copper Mine facing campaign allegations

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Sandfire Resources, the Australian-based company behind the Black Butte Copper Mine in White Sulphur Springs, is getting some heat tonight from proponents of Initiative 186. I-186 is a ballot initiative that would increase mining regulations, specifically with regards to water pollution.

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Laurel school resource officer resigns after "inappropriate" texts, sexual contact with student

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A Laurel High School resource officer resigns after an internal investigation by the city reveals he was exchanging "flirtatious and inappropriate" text messages with a 16-year-old student at the close of the 2017 school year. 

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Missoula passes amended emergency gun ban in public places

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The Missoula City Council passed two ordinances banning firearms in public places.    Both ordinances, passed Monday, ban firearms at all polling places, schools, parks, museums, libraries and the city council chambers.    The first was an emergency ordinance that went into effect immediately due to the fact the general election is Nov. 6, while the regular ordinance will go into effect in 30 days.    The amended emergency ordinance... More>>

Bird migration is causing a headache for many in Great Falls Video included

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If you’ve noticed a little more bird poop on your car, don’t worry, they aren’t just targeting you. When birds migrate to the south in the winter, they travel in large concentrated groups.  As a result, there will be more bird feces around the area.  Every bird species is different in how they decide when it’s time to spread their wings and fly south for warmer weather. According to Montana's FWP, Great Falls is the perfect place for birds to take... More>>

YWCA Missoula fights family homelessness

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Family homelessness is a big issue in Montana, but it’s not always a visible one. One Missoula organization is trying to create more options for homeless families in need. 

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Collectibles for Christmas Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Hope Good stopped by the KFBB studio to discuss the 11th annual "Collectibles for Christmas," which is taking place on Saturday, Oct. 20th from 9:00-5:00pm at the Holiday Inn in Great Falls.  It costs $2 to get in; Good says proceeds will go towards their Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser to spread educational materials for those with breast cancer. The night will feature silent auction items, crafts, art, photography, books, bargain ...

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Billings police ask for help in Laura Johnson missing person case Video included

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The Billings Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado. 

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How much have Tester and Rosendale spent on TV ads?

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In three weeks, Montanans head to the polls. Until then, you'll be seeing more and more campaigns from candidates running for office. But do you know just *how much money is spent on these ads? Between just Jon Tester and Matt Rosendale alone, they have spent around half of a million dollars buying airtime for ads with just the stations within the Cowles Company in Montana. Believe it or not, both spent some of the most money right here in Great Falls as Cascade County will be a hu...

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Governor Bullock meets with youth, doctors, veterans on I-185

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Governor Steve Bullock was in Great Falls today to meet with youth, doctors, and veterans on what impacts smoking and E-Cigarettes have on our lives and how I-185 aims to reduce smoking-related illness in our community. The youth are the ones fighting the hardest. “I think it's really important the youth become more informed about the health risks and dangers of vaping and how I-185 helps prevent these very preventable expenses and expenditures by the youth on vaping,” sa... More>>

A deeper look into how officials search for missing persons Video included

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The Montana Department of Justice has over 100 missing persons cases, some dating back to the 1960s. Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards offered a deeper look into the process of tracking down a missing person.

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GFPS participates a day early in the Great Montana ShakeOut

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GREAT FALLS- The Great Montana ShakeOut is happening this Thursday, October 18th but Great Falls Public Schools are getting a head start on their drill. According to the Great Montana ShakeOut's website over 15,000 people in Great Falls have signed up to participate including schools, healthcare facilities, and Malmstrom Air force Base.  As it turns out GFPS is having their drill tomorrow in the morning instead of Thursday because GFPS said all their schools have teacher confer...

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"Close Before You Doze" campaign saves lives

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It may sound crazy, but closing a door could save your life. Our Bliss Zechman spoke with firefighters who say a devastating house fire that burned yesterday could have claimed more than just the family's property had their doors been open. “(There was) fire, lots of fire," said Dave Quick, Assistant Fire Chief at the West Valley Volunteer Fire Department.   Ash and rumble is what's mostly left after a fire tore through this home on Griffin Road early Monday morning...

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Helena commissioners approve first step in preventing youth tobacco use

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City commissioners in Helena made the first step in approving an ordinance that would change the way citizens purchase tobacco products.   Monday night, the commission unanimously voted to limit access to tobacco products. Cigarettes, cigars, e-cigs and more will still be readily available to purchase. However, all tobacco products will be put behind the counter. Instead of customers reaching for the products themselves, cashiers will have to get them for you. Commissioner He... More>>

Local school receives $30,000 entrepreneurship grant

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GREAT FALLS- Today, Tuesday, October 16th East Middle School became the first in the nation to receive a 30,000 dollar grant from AT&T to start a new student-run entrepreneurship program, called RAM Enterprises. The grant allows students to learn entrepreneurship through the school year and summer. GFPS said the community and businesses from all over the state will partner with students.  It gives kids the chance to learn different things like business aspects, incorporatin... More>>

First child porn suspect on FBI list pleads guilty

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The first-ever child pornography suspect named to the FBI's Most Wanted list cashed out his life savings and was fleeing law enforcement on a bus traveling across Montana last year when another passenger noticed child pornography on his laptop screen.

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City of Laurel investigating SRO after reports of sexual contact with student

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A Laurel school resource officer has been placed on administrative leave after allegations of sexual contact with a student.  

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BREAKING: Man found in Missouri River identified

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GREAT FALLS- The Cascade County Coroner has identified the man whose body was found in the Missouri River over the weekend.

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U.S. Senate candidates now obligated to file campaign finance information online

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The Montana Senate race is attracting nationwide attention, and a new requirement that aims to increase openness about campaign finances breaks it down by the numbers. 

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Community Spotlight: Teen Safety Week

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Students across Montana are raising awareness about driving safely. Along with Buckle Up Montana, they’re trying to continuing the discussion about drivers safety. Dane Buffington, a freshman at CMR, joined us live for tonight’s Community Spotlight to explain why safe driving is important for people of all ages. More>>

Montana Treasure: Butte's Dish-ability food truck

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A small Butte business is helping make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities, one taco at a time. The Dish-ability food truck is this week's Montana Treasure.

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Man accused of stealing pain medication from seniors

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Dylan Thomas Burger is charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs and two counts of theft.

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Man accused of inappropriately touching a girl under 12

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Joseph Francis Silva is charged with sexual intercourse without consent after a young girl spoke with police.

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How to help with Hurricane Michael relief

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GREAT FALLS- Hurricane Michael has left thousands devastated, houses destroyed, and resources limited. Living in Montana, we aren't exactly close enough to help those victims in person, but here are a few ways you can through the American Red Cross who says they're in need of money and blood. Many blood drives get canceled in impacted hurricane areas causing a lack of blood supply. You can call or go to redcrossblood.org and either book a local appointment to give blood or find a loc... More>>

President Trump's Rally location changes to Minuteman Aviation Video included

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MISSOULA - President Donald Trump's third visit to the Treasure State is slated to take place Thursday evening at an aviation center near the Missoula airport.

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Snow Hop head brewer makes her mark on the Montana craft industry

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Many folks picture a beer brewer as a burly, bearded guy, but one gal in Helena with pink hair and the shoes to match is proving women can whip up some of the best brews. "Looking at the different malts that are available, looking at the different hops that are available, the different yeast strains and I just know how to put them all together," said Becky Peppelman, Head Brewer at Snow Hop Brewery in Helena.   Becky Peppelman earned the title of head brewer at Snow...

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Family escapes early morning garage fire

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HELENA - A family of three including a young child escaped an early morning fire on the northwest side of Helena.  West Valley Fire Chief Jerry Shepard said the call came in just after 5 am Monday.  

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Jeff Bridges visiting Bozeman to support Sen. Jon Tester

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BOZEMAN - Actor Jeff Bridges is appearing at a meet and greet in Montana to support Sen. Jon Tester's reelection campaign. 

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How one school in Great Falls is saying no to bullying Video included

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Loy Elementary school in Great Falls has implemented a program known as Watch D.O.G.S to help stop school bullying. The Watch D.O.G.S program started back in 1998 when two dads wanted to be more involved in their kid's lives. Today, there are over six thousand schools that have the program across the country. The goal is to eventually see the program into every school across the nation. Watch D.O.G.S is a program that aims to give kids a positive male role model while al... More>>

City Club Missoula to host forum on proposed open space bond

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 City Club Missoula will host a forum on the potential Missoula open space bond on October 15. The bond will be up for a vote in November, and the forum will feature speakers on both sides of the issue. 

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Local band, L.A. bound

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GREAT FALLS- Five guys from Great Falls, one band, and a shot at recording in L.A. They're called Call Of The Awakened. They've been together since high school jamming out to hard rock and metal music, and now they're heading to L.A. in February for three weeks to record their second album. However, this journey didn't come easy. Besides the struggle of breaking into one of the toughest industries in the world, two members also dealt with major heartbreak.  "We were gettin...

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Bayern Brewery reaches out to Great Falls for glass recycling Video included

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Jurgen Knoller, the CEO of Missoula's Bayern Brewing, leads the brewery's innovative recycling program and says he wants to start accepting glass from Great Falls.

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Music is Medicine singer visiting 50 states, 50 hospitals

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GREAT FALLS- A man is traveling across the country, stopping in one hospital every state to spread his mission of Music Is Medicine.

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Idaho man shares story of Grizzly attack while bow hunting in Montana

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A Facebook post by Bob Legasa of Idaho is going viral after he survived a grizzly attack while bow hunting in Montana. 

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President Trump coming to Missoula

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Details on President Donald Trump's third visit to Montana have been released.

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Birds and Beasleys marks 25 years by celebrating raptors

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Last Chance Gulch shop Birds and Beasleys is a family owned shop that features Montana-made gifts and goods. Owners decided to celebrate more than two decades on the Gulch by bringing in birds from Montana Wild.

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Latest Road Conditions in Montana

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Road conditions are varying across much of Montana. If you are traveling take a look their most up to date map to stay safe out there. Here is the link: http://roadreport.mdt.mt.gov/travinfomobile/ 

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Community Spotlight: Stop the Stigma

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Gateway Community Services and GFC-MSU are excited to bring ‘Stop the Stigma, Debunking the Myths’ to their campus during Red Ribbon Week. 

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Controversial tire recycling facility ordered to temporarily stop operations

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A pretty big step was made in stopping what some believe is an illegal and dangerous tire recycling felicity. Judge Kathy Seely of Broadwater County ordered the Two Brothers Tire Company in Winston to temporarily stop operations. The preliminary work injunction, which was signed roughly a week ago , orders the company to stop storing and hauling any tires into their facility.   One grassroots organization, who call themselves the Winston Tire Shred Opposition Group , has been f... More>>

"Non-partisan" Constitutionalists rally on Capitol lawn

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One group gathered outside of the State Capitol this afternoon to rally, in their words, for liberty. The somewhat controversial group, Convention of States, says their mission is to give more power to "We the People."  The group's supporters argue the federal government's reach is too far and that many citizen's voices aren't being heard in Washington. Although, that sentiment is traditionally a conservative one, Convention of states supporters say they do not belong... More>>

Helena considers new abandoned car policy

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The City of Helena is considering taking a more proactive approach on how it handles abandoned cars. Officers with the Helena Police Department say they get hundreds of calls in the winter from citizens urging police to take action on cars left in the streets. Right now the protocol instructs police to take action only after someone puts in a complaint. New policies could require law enforcement to take charge before citizens even pick up the phone. However, Lieutenant Jayson Za... More>>

What's exactly on your 2018 ballot?

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GREAT FALLS- Election season is in full swing, with several big races going on but do you know what the issues on your ballot really mean? According to the Cascade County Elections office, roughly 32,000 ballots were just sent out this morning, but what has the elections office talking is the Montana Ballot Interference Prevention Act. It prohibits the collection of another individual's ballot. If this does pass, the Cascade County Elections office says, you can collect the ballot f... More>>

Election ballots sent out today

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GREAT FALLS- In less than a month, Americans will head to the polls for the midterm elections.  But even though they were sent at the same time, residents won't receive them at the same time. So the elections office is asking you to be patient and give the ballots a week to arrive. "This is generally now starting Monday where we'll hear a lot of phone calls, well my wife got their ballot and I didn't get mine so give it a couple of days because the postman and ladies are g...

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Former Hardin teacher convicted of tampering with evidence

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After a 3-day trial in Big Horn County District Court, Nora Bettina Block, 42, was convicted of felony tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and misdemeanor obstructing a peace officer or other public servant.  

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Independent women a key in outcome of Montana Senate race

Political observers say a key factor in deciding the outcome of Montana's high-profile Senate race will be whether independent women who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 stick with the president and Republicans again...

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Billings police officer injured in morning crash

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A Billings police officer was injured in a Friday morning crash. The 38-year-old officer was parked on the 6th Street overpass on Laurel Road when the veihicle was rear-ended.

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Wake Up Weekends: Events happening across Montana

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Billings Events: HarvestFest Date: 10/13/2018 Time: 9:00 am Location: Montana Brewing Company 113 N Broadway Billings, MT 59101 Sleepy Hollow Haunted Wagon Ride Date: October 5, 2018 Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm ZooMontana - 2100 Shiloh Road, Billings, MT 59102 Great Falls Events:  Fall Family Fest When: Saturday from 1-4 pm Where: Heritage Picnic area, Giant Springs State Park, 4803 Giant Springs Road, Great Falls, MT Ulm V... More>>

Inaccessible public lands could open up huge tourism industry

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Montana has a lot of public lands, more than 27 million acres. But roughly 1 and a half million acres are unusable to many because there's no way to access them without traveling on private property.

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Goodwill Kids Day in Great Falls Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Chelle Fried is in the KFBB studios to discuss the upcoming annual Goodwill Kids Day in Great Falls.  The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13th at the Great Falls Goodwill location from 1:00-4:00pm. The day of fun is completely free and open to the public, and will feature a variety of fun activities, games, and a Zombie Run! For more information, search "Goodwill Kids Day" on Facebook. 

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Judge rules in favor of Missoula gun background check ordinance

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MISSOULA - A judge ruled in favor Thursday of a controversial gun ordinance that's contested by the attorney general.

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Great Falls Rescue Mission says part-time jobs aren't enough to end homelessness

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The city of Great Falls is continuing to grow, bringing in several new businesses this year. Despite the recent economic growth, the Great Falls Rescue Mission says the homeless population has stayed the same; serving about 200 homeless every day. According to Becky Nelson at Great Falls Public Schools, from 2017-2018, there were 370 reported homeless students However, recent statistics show that there are over 500 homeless students throughout the city. While recent job ...

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Transcripts reveal explicit detail in underage prostitution sting

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Taj Lamar Wilson, the man arrested in 2015 for soliciting sex from a minor, changed his plea to attempted prostitution.

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Westside Elementary in Powell, WY is one of three national Blue Ribbon schools in the state Video included

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Powell - An elementary school in northwest Wyoming gets national honors from the U.S. Secretary of Education. 

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HGTV 2019 Dream Home will be in Whitefish

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Big news for HGTV fans... 2019's HGTV Dream Home has been announced, and it's being built right here in Montana. 

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Sheriffs find body of missing Big Sky man in river

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The body of a missing 29-year-old Big Sky man was found Wednesday in the Gallatin River.  

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Precious Plastic Missoula gets creative with fighting waste

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As plastic recycling options became more limited in Missoula year this year, one small business owner is determined to help solve the problem of plastic waste by running a recycling center at his house.

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Hockey Pro Shop Comes to Great Falls

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A new hockey pro shop is opening here in Great Falls, which will be the only one in town. The shop is called 406 Hockey and it's located at 809 9th Street South. It carries equipment, such as skates, helmets, sticks and pads. O'Brien said he was excited to open a shop once the University of Providence announced there would be a men and women's hockey team. He figured the local market would be perfect for it, and it would offer players something they don't already have. 406 Hockey ...

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Car catches fire after jump start

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A car fire sparked Wednesday evening just before 7:30 when the owner attempted to jump start it, according to the Black Eagle Volunteer Fire Department. 

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Man shoots himself in front of officers; coroner's inquest scheduled

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A coroner’s inquest has been scheduled for November 2nd, 2018, after Josh Aaron Vestre shot himself while in the presence of Lewis and Clark County Deputies. According to a press release, the incident happened on April 7th, 2018. It is unclear why Vestre was in police custody. According to the press release, an inquest must be held when the death occurs while a person “is being taken into custody or is in the custody of a peace officer.” The inquest is planned to ... More>>

Winter weather leaves Rogers Pass road slushy

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Winter has come a bit early it took our reporter Tarvarious Haywood to get to Rogers Pass and roads are pretty clear until he got to Fort Shaw.  He reported that's when he started to see snow accumulation wet roads. Although roads are pretty clear as of 5:30 Wednesday, when he entered into the Lewis and Clark National Forest roads got pretty bad. Roads were slushy and wet. The National Weather Service in Great Falls say they do not have an official report of the snow amount Roger... More>>

Annual "Day of Caring" in Great Falls; volunteers needed

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Kim Skornogoski from United Way of Cascade County stopped by the KFBB studios to discuss the upcoming "Day of Caring" in Great Falls, when volunteers help out and give back to 80 elderly or disabled homeowners in the city.  This year's Day of Caring will be Friday, Oct. 26th beginning at 8:30am. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Montana Federal Credit Union located at 15 14th St. S. Volunteers will be raking leaves, trimming trees, c...

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Mattress Firm Student of the Week: Emily Kidder, Capital High School

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Capital High senior Emily Kidder participates in at least three sports throughout the school year and right now volleyball is in season.  "We're always together. We're always there for each other no matter what. If we get down a point we're like hey next one and we just stick together so it's awesome," said Emily Kidder.  

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Bayern Brewing in Missoula now using 100% reused glass

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Montana's oldest brewery reaches a milestone this month. One-hundred percent of beer bottles filled and distributed by Bayern Brewing now come from reused glass. ABC FOX Montana's Angela Marshall explains how the German brewery is making a big difference in reducing its carbon footprint in Montana and beyond.

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Missing dog found shot near Benefis Video included

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More than 200 people have shared the story of Mercedes the Akita. Her owner, Travis Bring, posted on Facebook Saturday, saying she was lost near Benefis. Another Facebook user explained that the dog was found along Fields road with a gunshot wound. FWP said it could be a case of mistaken identity. It is hunting season and the Akita breed can almost be compared to a wolf. We don't know if she accidentally wandered on to someone's property but many questions are still up in the air but... More>>

Wood charged after high speed chase in Great Falls

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A high-speed chase on October 5 left Travis Wood, 23, with numerous felonies and misdemeanor charges.

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University of Providence student charged with felony intimidation

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Edgar Mendoza has been charged with one count of felony intimidation following suspicious letters threatening several people at the University of Providence, a private Catholic college in Great Falls.

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Local restaurants donating money in honor of World Homeless Day

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GREAT FALLS- In honor of World Homeless Day, tomorrow from 12 A.M. to 11:59 P.M. local restaurants are teaming up with the Great Falls Association of Realtors Stand Up For Students who explained they're donating the money they make to our homeless youth in Cascade County. Here are the participating restaurants: -Beef 'O' Brady's: Donating 10 percent of food sales including takeout. -Big Mouth BBQ at The Front Brewing Company: Donating 1 dollar per pint. -Fuddruckers & Teriyaki Ma... More>>

Fall Family Fest at Giant Springs State Park Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Clark Carlson-Thompson stopped by the KFBB studio to discuss the 4th annual Fall Family Fest Day at Giant Springs State Park on Saturday, Oct. 13th from 1:00-4:00pm. The afternoon is completely free and open to the public, and includes hay rides, face painting, sack races, s'mores, and much more! For more information, check out the Fish, Wildlife and Park's website. 

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Great Falls Fire Rescue puts GFPS fire prevention weeks on hold

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GREAT FALLS- It's an annual tradition. Great Falls Fire Rescue heads to local schools, teaching students about how to prevent fires. This year, firefighters aren't heading to classrooms, because they can't afford to be away from the station. Right now, Great Falls Fire Rescue is short staffed with paramedics who help with the program. They normally have 24 paramedics, but right now they have 16 because people were promoted and the hiring process hasn't brought in a lot of paramedic c...

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Local business's team up to help Great Falls homeless students

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It’s an odd concept,  stuffing a trailer full of toiletries and non perishable food for world homeless day. That's what Procraft CARSTAR is doing after the company's president found out about how many students were without homes in our schools, he was shocked. “A few years back I was at a graduation at Paris Gibson and I was very caught off guard when Mr. Fetchner said that 13 of the graduating students where homeless and I was just blown away by that,” said ... More>>

Get to know the candidates

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Two events will be happening tonight, that will help voters decide who to vote for on November 6th. Starting at 5:30 this evening, Kids Education YES is holding a candidate forum at the Civic Center. Attendees can bring their questions and speak with those running for office. The event lasts until 7:00 p.m. At 6:00 this evening, The Electric is holding a Sheriff's Debate at the History Museum. Jesse Slaughter said he will not be attending for personal reasons.The Debate is going on ... More>>

Man arrested for shoplifting and assaulting an employee at Albertsons

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One man has been arrested for allegedly shoplifting and assaulting an employee at Albertsons.

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Montana limo companies taking precautions

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In light of Saturday's deadly limo crash in New York, local companies are taking precautions to ensure safety. We've learned that the limo involved in that crash failed inspection and that the driver was not properly licensed. Ryan Perrin, the owner of BlackedOut 406, said that all applicants have had to fill out special applications from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. "We have all their background on driving history and everything," Perrin said. "T...

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Increasing American Indian Student population at MSU Northern

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GREAT FALLS- In the spirit of honoring the first people of our country, a school in our area is taking strides to keep Native American students on track in their education. MSU Northern is currently the only non-tribal college in Montana that meets the standard of having a 10 percent or more American Indian student population. They're now the first school in Montana awarded the NASNTI grant. MSU Northern said their ultimate goal through this grant is to increase retention and complet...

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Local agencies helping homeless

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GREAT FALLS- World Homeless Day is taking place Wednesday, October 8th, 2018 but Great Falls is collectively working on finding homes for the homeless every single day. According to United Way of Cascade County, there are 261 people without a place to call home in our community. In fact, throughout the last year and a half, United Way tells us there's been a collective effort from 32 other local agencies to address homelessness in Great Falls. So far they've found stable permanent ho... More>>

GFFR hosting annual "Fill the Boot" Saturday in Great Falls Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Tucker Cook and Tom Zaremski from Great Falls Fire Rescue stop by the KFBB studio to discuss their annual "Fill the Boot" event happening Saturday, Oct. 13th in Great Falls. Firefighters will be out collecting money at the corning of 9th St. & 10th Ave. S., 3rd St. NW., and the Northwest Bypass. Firefighters will be in position from 8:00am-5:00pm.  Last year, GFFR raised just over $35,000 for their charity of choice, the Muscular ...

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The New Frontier: A Love Affair with Ag Video included

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"Northern Ag Research Center has been a major part of my life for a lot of years." If it sounds like Mark Peterson is having a love affair with ag research, you're probably right. The Northern Ag Research Center has been around since 1915, but when Mark and his colleague, Gregg Carlson, began working more closely in the early 80's to expand the Center, things really started to take off. "He worked very, very well with a lot of people. If you see a lot of things here ...

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Man taken into custody following Butte standoff

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A stand off between officers and an adult male fugitive lasted several hours Sunday, after the man barricaded himself inside a residence on the 400 Block of West Mercury Street.  According to  Butte-Silver Bow Sheriff Ed Lester, the man was eventually arrested and taken into custody. No one was injured. More information is expected to be released Monday. 

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Vaughn Fire & Rescue Volunteer Fire Department honoring fallen firefighters

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GREAT FALLS- Today you may have noticed fire department's around town having their flag at half-staff. This is because every first weekend of October firefighters across the United States ring a bell at 10 a.m. EST symbolizing those who've fallen while in the line of duty.  Every year all of the firefighter line of duty deaths are reported into Emmitsburg, Maryland where the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial Service is held. Vaughn Fire & Rescue Volunteer Fire...

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2nd Annual Caesar Showdown

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GREAT FALLS- The Do Bar will be hosting the Second Annual Great Falls Caesar Showdown October 6th, 2018. It starts at 3 p.m. and it's 10 dollars to get in the door. That'll include sampling Caesar’s from various restaurants in Great Falls. Do Bar said all proceeds will be donated to Casa-Can, our local non-profit child advocates.  Whose ever Caesar gets the most votes will win bragging rights, personal trophies, and what's looking like over a 200 cash pot.

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Woman held at Butte-Silver Bow Detention Center dies

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A female inmate has died at the Butte-Silver Bow Detention center where she was being held. According to Sheriff  Ed Lester, the woman was found unresponsive by detention staff at approximately 2 o'clock this afternoon. Efforts to revive the woman were unsuccessful. Detectives from butte and Montana division of criminal investigations are investigating the death. The woman's body has been transported to Montana state crime lab in Missoula where an autopsy will be completed. We... More>>

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