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Man pleads not guilty accountability to deputy's death

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TOWNSEND, Mont. (AP) - A California man who reportedly talked about getting into a shootout with law enforcement officers has pleaded not guilty to more than two dozen felony charges including accountability to deliberate homicide in the May 16 shooting death of a Montana sheriff's deputy.

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Board of Regents meet in Great Falls Video included

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The Montana board of regents meet in Great Falls to discuss, among other agenda items, the 2019 biennial budget.  Even with proposed tuition increases the Montana university system's 2018 budget is projected to be four point 8 million dollars short of the goal. The 2019 budget 1.6 million dollars short.  That's according to the agenda posted online.  That document also shows UM will see an 8.5 percent tuition increase for resident undergrad students. MSU, a 2.3 percent ... More>>

61-year-old Lloyd Barrus pleads not guilty to all charges

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Lloyd Barrus pleaded not guilty to 25 felony charges, including accountability to deliberate homicide in the shooting death of Montana Deputy Mason Moore. 

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Summer camps and activities available for your kids in Billings

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It can be challenging for full-time working parents to find activities for their children during the summer. Billings has a variety of programs throughout the summer for kids.

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Great Falls Fire Rescue responding to Thursday night rail car derailment near Westbank Park

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Great Falls Fire Rescue is asking people to avoid an area off of 17th Avenue NE and 4th St. NE this morning as they work to solve a Thursday night rail car derailment.

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One hospitalized after stabbing in downtown Missoula

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The Missoula Police Department is investigating a stabbing that happened in downtown Missoula early Friday morning. Officers responded to Bodegas, a bar located on Ryman Street in between Main and Broadway, after reports of an assault with a gun. Police say the incident involved a 41-year-old Missoula male and 24-year-old male.

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Quist delivers concession speech

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U.S. Congressional candidate Rob Quist, a Democrat, delivered his concession speech just after 11 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel in Missoula. He thanked his supporters, saying that on Thursday, more than 1100 people volunteered to knock on doors and campaign for him.

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Greg Gianforte apologizes in victory speech

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Greg Gianforte took the stage to address his supporters after claiming victory Thursday night in Montana's special election.

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GFRM offers "adopt a child" for annual summer camp Video included

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The Great Falls Rescue Mission is gearing up for it's annual children's summer camp, and this year is better than ever. Thanks to the completion of the Cameron Family Center, more children than ever will be participating, estimated to be between 80-90.  But with all those kiddos, comes even more of a need for volunteers. Jim McCormick with GFRM reminds folks they are always looking for volunteers to come help out with the kids. New this year is the "adopt a child" prog... More>>

Quist watch party lively but watching results

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The mood at Rob Quist's watch party is lively, but the candidate's adviser says they're watching the numbers seriously.  

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Gianforte watch party cheering for favorable numbers

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Over 100 people are excitedly watching the numbers rise for Greg Gianforte. 

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Long lines to the polls in rural Montana.

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It is quite a different story on Montana's Reservations...  We are getting reports that in some rural areas of the state, the lines were so long that some people waited for over an hour just to vote.  

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Special Election Results

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Voting closes for the Special Election Thursday at 8 pm. 

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Voters reaction to Giantforte incident

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We wanted to know if last night's incident had any impact on voters here in Montana and  what the overall mood of Cascade County voters was. The people we spoke with already had their minds made up.  We asked the people we spoke with, "Did the incedent last night change they way they would vote." Here is what they had to say: "No they didn't because I vote my party and he was in a bad situation," said Kyra Vanisko. "No I looked...

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Political analyst weighs in on election Video included

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Unprecedented is the word University of Montana professor and political analyst Lee Banville used to describe the past 24 hours of this election.  He says this kind of incident on the eve of election day and for it to receive national headlines leaves a giant question mark over the heads of voters. 

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Low voting numbers common for off-year election

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Polls opened at 7 Thursday morning and will close at 8 pm, but we don't expect numbers to start rolling in around 8:30 or 9 o'clock.

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Thieves steal from little leaguers Video included

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Vandals have struck again at the Riverside Little League baseball fields. Over 700 dollars worth of bases were stolen yesterday and vandals even wrote harsh profanity in the dugouts that is too graphic for tv. The league tells us this year alone they have spent over two thousand dollars in repairs and replacing stolen equipment.  One board member of the Riverside Little Leagues says acts like this are preventing children from doing the very activity that they love doing and causi... More>>

U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte charged with misdemeanor assault

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According to the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office, U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte has been charged with misdemeanor assault after an incident occurred at Gianforte's campaign headquarters.

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Fox News reporter "stunned to silence," stands by account Video included

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FOX News reporter Alicia Acuna is standing by her statement Wednesday evening that congressional candidate Greg Gianforte was the aggressor in the alleged assault with Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs.

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One WWII veteran wish comes true Video included

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Meet George Wilson Pamenter, a Great Falls native, who was injured in WWII in the Philippines. He says today was one of the best days of his life. It would be 80 years before he got to sit in the driver seat of the choppers he use to see while in combat. Staff sergeant John Klusek with the 40th helicopter squadron says its important that we honor living legends who went above and beyond their call of duty. In December Mr.Pamenter will celebrate his 100-th birthday. When asked what his... More>>

Man charged in connection to homicide

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It's been just over a week since Great Falls Police found the body a an unidentfied woman at the Airway Motel. Thursday GFPD has charged a man in connection with the crime.  Thursday GFPD charged Stanley Isaac LeBeau with deliberate homicide. 

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Gootkin addresses Gianforte charges, campaign contribution

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Gallatin County Sheriff Brain Gootkin held his second press conference in two days regarding the alleged assault involving congressional candidate Greg Gianforte.  

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LIVE Stream: Gallatin County Sheriff holds press release regarding Gianforte

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The nation has been intently watching the developments of an investigation involving one of Montana's congressional candidate Greg Gianforte. On Wednesday evening, a Guardian reporter alleged that Gianforte physically assaulted him. Last night the candidate was cited for misdemeanor assault.  Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin will be holding another press conference today on the matter. A time is not yet known.  More>>

Governor Bullock: Gianforte's actions 'unsettling on many levels'

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HELENA- Governor Steve Bullock has issued a statement about assault charges being pressed against Montana candidate for Congress, Greg Gianforte. 

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MT Sec. of State: 37 percent of voters have returned absentee ballots

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Montana's secretary of state's office says 37 percent of registered voters had returned absentee ballots as of Wednesday. 

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The Latest: GOP lawmakers say little about Montana candidate

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on the assault case against Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for a Montana congressional seat in a Thursday special election. (all times local):  

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Senator Daines on Gianforte: "I do not condone violence in any way."

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Senator Steve Daines released his statement via Twitter: My statement: pic.twitter.com/0lysRZFtkA — Steve Daines (@SteveDaines) May 25, 2017 Senator Jon Tester response was also via Twitter: 

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Election Day: Here's how candidates stand on important issues

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Despite the unforeseen developments in the campaign Wednesday night, the congressional race at its core comes down to musician versus entrepreneur.  Most Montanan's have seen the ads for congressional candidates Rob Quist and Greg Gianforte, but do you really know where each candidate stands on important issues? Here's how their stance on the following: 2nd amendment rights, access to public lands, healthcare and taxes. 2nd amendment rights: Quist supports 2... More>>

Commander of MANG's 120th Airlift Wing leaving Montana

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Great Falls - The Commander of Montana Air National Guard's (MANG) 120th Airlift Wing will soon be leaving the treasure state. Col.  Lee Smith has served just over two years here in a joint role between the Air Force and MANG. 

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Get Fit Great Falls launches new app for National Trails Day Video included

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If you're looking to lead an active, healthy lifestyle, but need a convenient way to get it done, Get Fit Great Falls has the answer.  Their new app is now available for download, and features tons of different recipes and tips to stay fit. Just go to your app store, search "Get Fit Great Falls," and download.  Be sure to turn on push notifications and location services; on June 3rd (National Trails Day), Get Fit Great Falls will send notifications based on ...

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Gallatin County Sheriff: Gianforte cited for assault, will appear in court by June 7th

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The Gallatin County Sheriffs Office is currently investigating allegations of an assault involving Greg Gianforte.

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Quist response to Gianforte: "I'm just focused on the issues facing the people of Montana"

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Democratic candidate Rob Quist chose to defer most of the questions and comments about Gianforte to Gallatin County law enforcement, saying "it's not for me to judge."

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Police scanner traffic of Gianforte altercation

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What exactly happened at Greg Gianforte's campaign headquarters depends on who you ask. Ben Jacobs alleges that the congressional candidate attacked him. Gianforte's campaign places the blame on the reporter.  If this does go to court one piece of evidence that will likely be entered is the police scanner traffic immediately following the incident. More>>

Buzzfeed reporter recounts alleged Gianforte altercation

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Alexis Levinson from Buzzfeed recounted the incident between congressional candidate Greg Gianforte and reporter Ben Jacobs Wednesday evening. Levinson said that the body slam came out of nowhere.

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Reporter alleges that Gianforte assaulted him, Fox News reporter corroborates story Video included

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Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian is making waves after alleging that congressional candidate Greg Gianforte body slammed him and broke his glasses in Bozeman.

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Gianforte's campaign responds to assault allegations

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After a Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs alleged that congressional candidate Greg Gianforte assaulted him, Gianforte's team has released a statement blaming the altercation on the reporter. 

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Attorney General Tim Fox is laying out his plan for a new substance abuse initiative. Video included

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Fox spoke to KFBB today at an award ceremony for Becky Rate, who was given the outstanding victim advocate award for the work she has done for abuse victims at mercy home. Turning his focus towards drugs in the state AID Montana, which means addressing the impact of drugs was launched in April of this year.  Fox is now seeking public comment from healthcare professionals, educators, and even people who have struggled with drug issues to help Montanans battling this epidemic. He s... More>>

The night before election

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Thursday Montanans finally vote in their next congressmen. Of course this vote had to happen... Because President Trump selected Ryan Zinke as the new Interior Secretary, leaving Montana's lone congressional seat vacant.  

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House bill 391 gives low income families a little extra in pockets Video included

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For some, making ends meet can be quite a challenge at times.   Families across the state are faced with the decision of putting gas in the car, or putting food on the table.  Today, Governor Steve Bullock, along with Great Falls representative Tom Jacobson, made that decision a little easier. Both joined working families for a ceremonial signing here in Great Falls of house bill 391, the Montana earned income tax credit. Governor Bullock says Montana has been working over ... More>>

Winds knock down building under construction

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Wednesday's high winds were too much for one building under construction in Black Eagle. On Wednesday afternoon, the Great Falls area was under a high wind warning and the winds were expected to pick up anywhere from 30-65 mph. 

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Helena School Board Passes 2 Levies, Voters Not Required

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Earlier this month, Helena voters passed a school bond worth $63 million. This week, the school board has passed two levies. But this time, they did not require voter approval. There are exceptions on when school districts don’t need to go through voters for levies, and special education is one of them. In this case two levies, one for elementary schools and one for high schools, will provide the necessary extra funding for special education costs. Superintendent Jack Copps sa... More>>

Montana heads to polls amid glare of national attention

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana voters are heading to the polls Thursday to decide a nationally watched congressional election amid uncertainty in Washington over President Donald Trump's agenda and his handling of the country's affairs.

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Attorney General Fox presents Outstanding Crime Victim Advocate Award in Great Falls

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Attorney General Tim Fox presented one of two 2017 Outstanding Crime Victim Advocate of the Year awards at a ceremony this afternoon at the YWCA in Great Falls.  

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President proposing $800 billion cut to Medicaid

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According to the Montana Commission of Securities and Insurance nearly 193,000 Montanans are enrolled in Medicaid. President Donald Trump's budget proposals calls for an $800 billion cut to the program nationally. 

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Family surprises law enforcement by picking up their tab Video included

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The Rosebud County Sheriff's Office was surprised by an act of kindness when their restaurant bill was returned already paid. Sheriff Allen Fulton took to Facebook to thank Oasis, the restaurant, for the gesture and thoughtful note.  

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Jodi Moore speak about her husband's memory

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Just a week after Broadwater Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore was killed in the line of duty, his wife Jodi Moore speaks about her husband's memory and impact. 

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Trump team eyes public asset sales to pay for infrastructure

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's advisers are drafting plans to sell some public assets, such as airports, to help pay for a $1 trillion overhaul of the nation's aging infrastructure.

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How much is your vote worth?

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The race between republican Greg Gianforte and democrat Rob Quist has been dubbed "the millionaire versus the musician." You've undoubtedly seen the ads or received the mailers, but on Thursday that all ends.  There's a pretty high price tag attached to this election, especially in a race for a congressional seat. Over $12 million total has poured in.  The candidates submitted final campaign-finance reports on May 5th. Gianforte listed $3.4 million in t... More>>

Consultant charged in scheme to trade US secrets for profit

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NEW YORK (AP) - A Washington consultant is among five people charged in a scheme to convert government secrets into hedge fund profits.

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Wildfire forces evacuations at Washington state tourism spot

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LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) - Officials say a wildfire has prompted evacuation orders for 168 homes and cabins at a popular Washington state and hiking and skiing destination.

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Police: gunman said neo-Nazi roommates were planning terror

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man told police he fatally shot his neo-Nazi roommates because he wanted to prevent a planned act of domestic terrorism.

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Purdue defends budget's food stamp cuts to angry Democrats

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget (all times local): Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is defending the Trump administration's proposal to cut $191 billion from food stamps over the next 10 years.

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Local athlete shares shock, support following Manchester bombing Video included

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As the world shows support for the Manchester community, Battlin Bears come together to support teammates from the area where tragedy struck this week.  

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Montana joins $18.5M settlement with Target over data breach

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Attorney General Tim Fox today announced that Montana has joined with 46 other states and the District of Columbia in an $18.5 million settlement with the Target Corporation to resolve the states' investigation into the retail company's 2013 data breach.

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Deputy Moore remembered as loving father, friend, husband Video included

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If one thing is evident about the life of Broadwater Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore it's that he embraced faith and love. A faithful servant to God, a loving father to his three children, a loyal husband and a dedicated deputy and volunteer firefighter, loved ones describe Deputy Moore as having a calling to help others.

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33rd Annual Montana Mule Days Video included

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It's time once again for Montana's number one mule rodeo, Montana Mule Days! This is the 33rd year of the event, and things are bigger and better than ever before.  The three day event, taking place June 9th, 10th and 11th, will feature 139 different classes and events, working exclusively with mules and donkeys. Organizers Skip and Char Archibald say there is something for everyone, ranging from log pulling, driving classes, western pleasure, trail classes, and everything ...

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3 Graduate Cascade County Drug Treatment Court

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Drug treatment court is a jail alternative program provided by the justice system, aiming to help people overcome drug addiction rather than imprison them. It first began in Great Falls in 2005 and a Veterans Treatment Court was added in 2013. Since then, it has grown to be the largest drug treatment court in the state. Under District Judge Greg Pinski, the court has taken on some unique initiatives and has been awarded over $1,000,000 in federal grants. 

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Great Falls Fire Department Celebrated EMS Week Video included

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It's national EMS week and first responders around the country are being recognized for their hard work and dedication. When an emergency happens, fire fighters are out the door and on their way. This week, the nation is recognizing the men and women who are first on the scene, ready to provide assistance on a moment's notice. "We're here as a community to help the community." Says Great Falls Fire Department Chief Steve Hester. The Great Falls Fire Department, embracing the... More>>

Casino robbing man wants a trial

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When you go to the casino usually you expect to walk out with a handful of cash you won. Not stolen money. Great falls Police arrested one man Monday night for doing just that. 

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The Latest: Security plan could get tryout at London events

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MANCHESTER, England (AP) - The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): Sports enthusiasts might see Britain's Operation Temperer in action on Saturday, when two major athletic events are scheduled to take place in London.

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Trump administration dropping nuclear waste burial test plan

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Energy says it's abandoning a test to determine whether nuclear waste can be buried far underground. The agency said Tuesday that it doesn't intend to continue supporting the Deep Borehole Field Test because of changes in budget priorities.

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Preparing grads for life after school

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Looking ahead to the future and supporting graduates is on the mind of every school administration. Right here at home one university is preparing for a new career transition program starting in the fall. 

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Senate panel approves Trump nominees for top Pentagon posts

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Help is on the way for Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. The Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday approved the nominations of six people selected by President Donald Trump for senior positions at the Pentagon.

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Boston museum doubles reward for stolen artwork to $10M

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BOSTON (AP) - A Boston museum has doubled its reward to $10 million for information that leads to the return of 13 works of art stolen in 1990 in the largest art heist in U.S. history. 

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Trump's food stamp proposal builds on previous GOP efforts

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's budget builds on more than two decades of Republican efforts to cut food stamps. With Republican majorities in the House and Senate, conservatives who have pushed for the cuts are hoping they can rein in the program's $70 billion cost.

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Janitorial business scam alert

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A scam from a company claiming to operate out of Minneapolis is making its way across the nation and has even targeted a business in the Northwest. According to BBB reports, Waterford Management, a building management and janitorial services company, has already scammed multiple companies out of around $900,000 worth of supplies

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Montana US House race sparks record campaign spending

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Campaign spending ahead of Thursday's special election to fill Montana's only U.S. House seat is already at record levels, with at least $17 million raised.

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The Latest: Brennan shared classified info about terrorism

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WASHINGTON (AP) - John Brennan says that when he was CIA director he shared classified information with Russia and other nations about threats related to terrorism.  ...

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LIVE STREAM: Deputy Mason Moore's memorial

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Services for Deputy Mason Moore will streamed LIVE HERE at 11:00 am on May 23.

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Making Great Falls Great: 2017 Paris Gibson Awards Video included

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Do you know someone who has made Great Falls Great? If so, share their story! The Paris Gibson Month Celebration Committee is once again honoring residents working to better their community with the 8th Annual Paris Gibson Award.  The criteria: He/She shall be a long standing resident of Great Falls; have excelled in his/her area of expertise; has contributed to the betterment of Great Falls; and has been innovative and creative in his/her service to the community.  Nomina...

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Robbery Suspect Captured

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A Great Falls man has been arrested after police say he robbed the Magic Diamond Casino along 10th Avenue South. Great Falls Police Department say Nicholas Vanmeter robbed the casino with a knife around 7:30 Monday evening. He left the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. Thanks to witness reports, police were able to find Vanmeter around 3rd Avenue South and 3rd Street.He was arrested and charged with robbery. We're told more charges may be pending.  More>>

Parks & Recreation Hosts Town Hall Video included

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The Great Falls Park and Recreation Department hosting a town hall meeting Monday night, giving the public more information about the proposed park district and answering any questions residents may have. The proposed park district is a part of the department’s master plan. I will help generate funding for Parks and Rec. allowing it to catch up on the 12 million dollars of deferred maintenance it's facing. Right now, the department has no way of creating its own funding and has ... More>>

Quist Hosts Countdown Rally In Great Falls Video included

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Rob Quist is coming off a busy weekend, he and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders held four events across the treasure state, hoping to sway voters ahead of the May 25th Special Election. But Quist isn't taking a day off... Instead, he went door to door speaking with residents of great falls before hosting a countdown rally at Dark Horse Hall. It's the final push before Election Day and Quist spent time today talking to voters face to face. To celebrate all the hard work of staff, support... More>>

Knocking on your door

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With just four days left until the special Congressional election, candidates are out pounding the pavement. Or in this case, voter's doors. We got a chance to speak with Democrat Rob Quist who was in Great Falls Monday. Quist rallied the troops for one last hurrah here in the Electric City. 

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UK police: 'a number of fatalities' at Grande concert

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LONDON (AP) - Police says there are "a number of fatalities" after reports of an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England.      Police advised the public to avoid the area around the Manchester Arena Monday night. 

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APNewsBreak: 2 more leaks found along Dakota Access pipeline

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APNewsBreak: 2 more leaks found along Dakota Access pipeline

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Lower bond request for Pettibone

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Some people say home is where the heart is. A place where you should always feel safe. But one Great Falls resident got more than she bargained for from one of her neighbors after he was accused of watching her through her window. Monday the defense for Timothy Pettibone requested his bail to be reduced from $75,000 to $500.00. The state went a step further  actually recommending pettibone be released on his own recognizance.  Looking back at April when ... More>>

Man arrested for allegedly choking a woman in Walmart

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On Friday Great Falls Police responded to a report of an assault inside of the Walmart on Smelter Avenue. The Officer met with the victim who said her ex husband, identified as Ronnie Skunkcap, had choked her. She reported after agreeing to "go their separate ways" in the store he had come up behind her and choking her for about 15 to 20 seconds

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Details: ABC FOX Montana to LIVE stream memorial of Deputy Mason Moore

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ABC FOX Montana as well as our partners in Billings at KULR and Great Falls with KFBB will be LIVE streaming the Memorial of Deputy Mason Moore on our SWX channel. 

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Hundreds already planning to attend ceremony for Deputy Mason Moore

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As of Sunday, there are 71 agencies from four states and nearly 500 personnel preparing to honor Deputy Moore and his family.

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41st Annual Maggotfest could be biggest ever

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Less than a month after the park opened, the 41st Annual Maggotfest welcomed more than 48 teams worth of rugby players to Missoula

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Fire experts offer warning, advice to avoid grill fires at home

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The National Fire Protection Association reports an average of 8,900 home fires occur each year involving grills

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ATV accident Saturday night lands man in hospital and a DUI

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Sunday Great Falls Police released the name of the driver who crashed an ATV Saturday night.  Just after 9 Great Falls Police actually heard the accident on Tenth Avenue South and called it in.   They blocked off an entire four block area so they could investigate the scene safely.  According to the GFPD 38 year old David Pepion was heading east bound on Tenth Avenue when he turned the ATV too fast on 17th Street South.   The ATV rolled on... More>>

Archery on the range

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They say practice makes perfect when it come to honing your skill and one local organization is putting their skills to the test with a 3-d challenge.   A 3D challenge means there's real life size deer and elk "hidden" in the bush you can shoot at. 

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Over 1,000 people attend Sanders, Quist rally Video included

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Hundreds of people lined up outside the Expo Center at MetraPark. 

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Quist, Sanders emphasize healthcare, election by the people, for the people Video included

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was in town Saturday to stump for congressional candidate Rob Quist. 

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In Butte: Quist, Sanders focus campaign on health care reform

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Having previously rallied in Missoula today, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressional candidate Rob Quist headed to Butte for their second destination.  

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Historic landmark in Belt now gone Video included

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Many are heart broken in the town of belt. Life long memories cam tumbling down today. Mayor BJ Wells says this demolishment of the old General Mills elevators was long over due. Burlington Northern Railroad owned the property that the abandoned building sat on.  The mayor says this was their doing not the town of Belt. The mayor, who lived closely to the structure and says no one was willing to put the money into it to bring it back to its original glory. So he believes the bull... More>>

Senator Tester hits the campaign trail in support of Rob Quist

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Bernie Sanders not the only one campaigning for Quist today. Here in Great Falls Jon Tester also threw his support behind the democratic candidate. Tester says since we are only 5 days away from this special election. This Quist rally is a great way to get people fired up about voting.       He says he has full faith that Rob Quist it the right person for this job will serve the people of Montana the true Montanan way. Governor Steve Bullock also hit the campaign trail ... More>>

Military appreciation day in Great Falls

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For three days the Downtown Chicks, a committee of the downtown great falls association, is honoring the men and women who have protected our country with military appreciation day. Today is the last day for active and retired military to take advantage of the different discounts stores and restaurants are offering. Most stores in the downtown area offering up to 20 percent off what ever you buy and some are even giving away free items.  Bert and Ernie is giving away free apple p... More>>

Missoula first stop during Quist's weekend rallies

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From maroon and silver to blue, roughly 2,500 people gathered for Rob Quist's Missoula rally. Vermont Senator and former Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders was Quist's speaker today at UM's Adams Center for Democratic Congressional candidate Rob Quist.

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Suspects in Montana deputy death discussed 'suicide mission'

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - An investigation indicates the father-son duo suspected of killing a southwestern Montana sheriff's deputy first shot at the deputy as he pursued them and then turned around and fired more shots.

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Sanders: Quist will change status quo in D.C.

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Congressional candidate Rob Quist has gained the backing of some prominent Montanans, Governor Steve Bullock and Senator Jon Tester for instance, but he brought another big name to Missoula this morning.  

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Bernie Sanders LIVE Stream

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Bernie Sanders is making his return to Montana this weekend to campaign for congressional candidate Rob Quist. The last time Sanders was here to campaign was during his bid for presidency. 

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11th Annual Craig Caddis Festival and BBQ Cook-Off Video included

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Join the community of Craig for it's 11th Annual Caddis Festival and BBQ Cook-Off! This year is bigger, better, and sunnier (or expected to be) than ever before.  The event will take place on Saturday, May 20th, with festivities kicking off at 4:00pm. The afternoon is meant to have something for everyone, including a parade, kids activities, silent auction, raffle, vendors, live music and food! All proceeds from the event will go towards benefiting the Craig Volunteer Fire Depar... More>>

New funeral details for Deputy Mason Moore

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The funeral for Deputy Moore will be held at 11:00 on Tuesday, May 23, and the service will be held at the Bridge Church, 608 Jackrabbit Lane, Belgrade

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One killed in Thursday night crash on 1-90 near Clinton

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A 22-year-old female from Tuscon, Arizona is dead following a Thursday night crash on 1-90 near Clinton. Montana Highway Patrol says the two-vehicle accident happened just before 8 p.m. in the westbound lanes of mile-marker 131 near the Bearmouth exit.  MHP reports the 22 year old was driving eastbound on 1-90 when, for unknown reasons, she lost control of her Honda and crossed into oncoming traffic. Her vehicle collided with a Camry carr... More>>

Today is Bike to Work Day, how you can participate:

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Today is Bike to Work Day. Here's how to get breakfast when you commute by bike.

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Bison exhibit reopens after flooding threatens artifacts Video included

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The C.M. Russell Museum is gearing up for it's reopening of "The Bison: American Icon, Heart of the Plains Indian Culture." Employee Emily Wilson says the exhibit was taken down after severe flooding and hail threatened the objects in August 2016. Instead of simply putting everything back, Wilson says the museum used the incident as an opportunity to "revamp" the exhibit and add even more. The new "reimagined" exhibit will feature over 1,000 artifacts, ... More>>

GFPD wraps up their part of Airway Motel investigation Video included

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One agency telling us it's being investigated as a homicide, while the other remains tight-lipped on details. 

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Protecting you and your pets this tick season Video included

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Tick season is upon us, and of course we want to protect ourselves along with our furry best friends.  One veterinarian at best friends animal hospital says while they are concerned during this season, Montana doesn't have too much to worry about. Doctor Michael Norton says that here in Montana, we don't have the type of ticks that carry dieases like Lyme or the Rocky Mountain Spotted fever, Both which are deadly for animals and humans.  He says the biggest issues that he ha... More>>

Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Year: Big Sky's Kelsi McEnaney

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After three weeks of voting, which brought in votes from all over the world, Mattress Firm and ABC Fox Montana are proud to announce that Big Sky High School's Kelsi McEnaney is your 2017 Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Year.

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Venue changed for Bernie Sanders rally in Billings

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Senator Bernie Sanders is coming to Billings on Saturday, but the venue where he'll make his appearance is changing.

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Funeral for Deputy Moore to be held in Belgrade

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The Broadwater County Sheriff's Office posted to their Facebook page details about the funeral for Deputy Mason Moore. 

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The Latest: Trump says special counsel 'divides the country'

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): President Donald Trump says that the appointment of a special counsel for the ongoing investigation into his campaign's ties to Russia "divides the country."

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House passes bill targeting police shootings

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has approved legislation that makes killing a state or local police officer an aggravating factor juries would consider in death penalty cases.

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Tribes fighting pipeline drop appeal but battle continues

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - American Indian tribes who are still fighting the Dakota Access pipeline in court have dropped an appeal of a federal judge's decision that allowed final construction to proceed.

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US forecasters: Here comes another hotter than normal summer

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WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. forecasters are predicting another warmer than normal summer for most of the country along with wetter weather in a swath of states stretching from Texas to Montana.

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Suspended sentence revoked for girl in school arson case

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Youth Court judge has revoked a suspended sentence given to a 13-year-old girl for her role in a November fire that caused nearly $3 million in damage to a Helena high school because she violated the terms of the sentence just hours after it was handed down.

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Fallen Deputy Moore is remembered as a superhero

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From a family man to someone who would give you his shirt off his back three fork residents say 42-year-old Mason Moore will be very missed in the community. 

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Fallen officers to be remembered in Missoula for National Police Week

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On Thursday, local law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty are being remembered in Missoula for National Police Week.   Its a very emotional week for law enforcement families across the country, and especially for one family right at home in Montana. On Tuesday morning, Broadwater County Deputy Mason Moore was shot and killed in the line of duty. He is one of 129 Montana law enforcement officers to have given their lives in the line of duty since the 1... More>>

Power outages continue in Southwestern Montana for hundreds

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Hundreds are without power in Southwestern Montana Thursday morning. Affected areas include Butte, Bozeman, and Livingston.  In Bozeman, crews are working to repair Lorelei Drive, Bristol Drive, Jade Street and Clark Way, where multiple outages are reported. NWE says there is no estimated repair time.  In Livingston, lines are down causing outages on Meadow Lane, Jackson Creek Road, Teepee Ridge Road, Skyline Lane, Aspen Lane, Sunny Hillside Lane and La... More>>

Suspected deputy killer, Lloyd Barrus described as 'anti-police' and 'pro-gun'

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The Southern Poverty Law Center is looking into Lloyd Barrus, one of the suspects in the killing of Broadwater Deputy Mason Moore. In their release, SPLC described that Barrus posted anti-government, anti-police and pro-gun views across his social media.  

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Electric City Roller GrrrlZ face off against Team Wolfpack Video included

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Come out and support the Electric City Roller GrrrlZ in their upcoming bout against the Wyoming "Team Wolfpack." This year's "Spring Break-her" will take place on Saturday, May 20th at the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls. Doors open at 6:00pm, the bout starts at 7:00pm.  Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, with military $10 at the door and kids 10 and under just $1 or one canned food donation.  Partial proceeds will benefit the NTF Montana T...

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Helena High's Trey Tintinger Reaching New Heights

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From breaking personal records to unofficially breaking world records - Trey Tintinger always goes all in.

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Helping you save money while keeping you kids busy this summer Video included

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The magic word here is "free" or at least as close as you can get to it. There are two organizations offering free to little cost for children summer camps right here in the Great Falls The parks and recreation department has a program called park pals and it costs you absolutely nothing. Parks like Rhodes, Carter, Lion and Chosen Springs park will have physical activities like dodge ball, jump rope and tug of war and different art activities including making slime which is ... More>>

New Cascade County Attorney

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Wednesday, Cascade County Officially chose it's newest leading prosecutor, that would be Joshua Racki.  Racki previously served as the Deputy Attorney for Cascade County. 

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Phone party, get out and vote

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The congressional election is less than 10 days away. Which means candidates are in their home stretch to the big day. So don't be surprised if you get some last minute phone calls.

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Great Falls Police are investigating an overnight death

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The Great Falls Police Department are currently investigating a death Tuesday night on the south west side of town. The Airway Motel is where a body of an unidentified person was found late Tuesday night. 

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National Bison Range will continue under U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ownership

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The Department of the Interior has reviewed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposal for management of the National Bison Range and determined it will continue under Service ownership.

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ALERT: Scam caller pretending to raise funds for fallen deputy's family Video included

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The Deer Lodge Police Department has received complaints of a man who is calling residents by phone and attempting to get their credit card information.  

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Court documents reveal potential motive in deputy's death Video included

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After the death of a Montana deputy, communities across the state are looking for answers in a traffic stop turned deadly. Court documents provide more insight into the possible motive of the man charged with killing Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore

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The Latest: GOP lawmakers have mixed reactions to Mueller

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election

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Suspect Marshall Barrus dies in Missoula hospital Video included

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Sheriff TJ McDermott is confirming that 38-year-old Marshall Barrus, a suspect in the death of Deputy Mason Moore, died at St. Patrick Hospital May 17 in Missoula. 

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Change of venue for Bernie Sanders Missoula visit Video included

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Venue managers confirm that Bernie Sanders will no longer be speaking at the Wilma. To accommodate the expected crowd, the venue has been changed to the Adams Center in Missoula. 

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USA participating in Washington Search and Rescue Conference

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The USA is joining Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Alaska, Canada to be represented at the Washington Search and Rescue Conference in Republic, WA May 19-21. 

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GFPD investigating hotel homicide

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The Great Falls Police Department is investigating a death that happened overnight at the Airway Motel on the southwest side of Great Falls. 

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Viral video could pay for your vacation

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In 2016, Americans spent $457 billion on vacations. One index reports the average vacation costs about $1,600. Wouldn't it be great if that vacation could pay for itself? 

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What’s next for Lloyd and Marshall Barrus

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A look at what lies ahead for the two alleged suspects in Tuesday's fatal shooting and car chase

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Friends of Great Falls Public Library hosts annual book fair Video included

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Book lovers, close your mouths! The annual Friends of the Library book fair is here, and it's better than ever before.  The organization works towards raising money for programs and development at the Great Falls Public Library, and the book fair serves as it's largest fundraiser of the year. This year's fair will feature new reads from across multiple genres, mediums, and difficulty levels.  Jude Smith, with the Great Falls Public Library, says if it wasn't for the Friend...

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Great Falls Police Release Statement In Support Of Broadwater County Video included

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The outpouring of compassion continues tonight for Broadwater Deputy Mason Moore. The Great Falls Police Department have released a statement showing their support. Chief Dave Bowen said in part, "The murder... Has hit the Montana law enforcement family hard, including the men and women of the Great Falls Police Department. Our hearts are heavy knowing another brother has been lost...  

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Senator Steve Daines Introduces Back the Blue Bill Video included

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The deadly shooting in Broadwater is getting a response from one of Montana's U.S. Senators. Senator Steve Daines introduced a bill he claims will help protect law enforcement officers from those who wish them harm. The bill is called “The Back the Blue Act of 2017”. It would increase penalties for criminals who intentionally target law enforcement, as well as provide new tools for officers to protect themselves. 

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Dunn Family Reacts: "Our heavy hearts won't let up for awhile" Video included

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"My heart is extremely heavy." The first words out of Robynn Dunn-Bracke's mouth, as she reflects on Tuesday's killing of Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore, less than three years after her late husband, Joseph Dunn, was killed in the line of duty in Cascade County.  "From the minute I heard about it until I'm talking to you now, I've been crying and just feeling the weight that this family is experiencing and just wishing I was there comforting them, and knowing there...

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Stolen bees make it home

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In a state filled with agriculture and families dedicated to the industry, It feels good to know that your harvest has you set for the rest of the year. But what happens when you wake up, finding out your livelihood has been stolen? Well that's the story of one family.   

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Identity of fallen sheriff's deputy revealed

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The Broadwater County Sheriff’s Office has identified the Deputy murdered this morning on Highway 287 near Three Forks. 

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Honoring our men and women in blue Video included

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This week marks National Police Week. The county would like to remember the fallen and honor those who serve our communities. As sad as the day is, the week started off as one to remember the men and women in blue that serve and protect our communities, proudly.  The entire state of Montana is realizing the hard truths of the sacrifice made by those die in the line of duty. It was 1962 that a proclamation declaring this week in may as the official national police week intended to... More>>

Broadwater County deputy shot and killed near Three Forks Tuesday morning

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Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin confirms a Broadwater County deputy was killed following a shooting Tuesday morning. 

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The Latest: Deputy's body escorted to hospital for autopsy

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A procession of Montana law enforcement vehicles escorted the body of slain Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore to the morgue at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings for an autopsy.

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Patrol car towed away from crime scene, I-90 still closed

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Authorities investigating the scene where a Broadwater County Sheriff’s Office was allegedly shot and killed early Tuesday morning,

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Scanner traffic records harrowing details of deputy death

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Released scanner traffic from broadcastify is shedding more light on the pursuit of two suspects and the death of Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore. 

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Court OKs plan for $380M in Native American farmer lawsuit

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - An appeals court has approved a plan for distributing $380 million left over from the U.S. government's loan discrimination settlement with American Indian farmers.

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Montana lawmakers offer condolences following deputy's death

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Following the death of Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore, Montana lawmakers are extending their condolences. 

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Broadwater County Sheriff addresses loss of Deputy Moore Video included

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Broadwater County Sheriff Wynn Meehan released a statement following the shooting death of Deputy Mason Moore.  

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UPDATE: Father and son suspected in Montana deadly officer shooting Video included

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Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin confirms on air with ABC FOX Montana, KFBB and KULR that the suspects in the deadly officer involved shooting is a father and son duo.

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WATCH: Police procession for fallen sheriff's deputy

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Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin said a police procession, which is customary to show respect, led the body of the fallen Broadwater County sheriff's deputy away from the crime scene. 

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First look at suspects' vehicle in deputy shooting

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A first look at the suspects' vehicle shows a white Chevy loaded onto the bed of a tow truck. 

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UPDATE: No injuries reported in accident north of Great Falls

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Authorities say there are injuries after an accident occurred Monday evening north of Great Falls.  According to the Montana Highway Patrol, the incident was reported just after 10:00pm Monday. As of 10:49pm, scanner traffic made it unclear whether the victim or victims had been located. The incident took place just north of Great Falls, off Stuckey Road.  At this time, it is unclear what caused the accident or how many people are involved. We will continue to update you a...

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Great Falls Police Department To Celebrate National Police Week Video included

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This week is National Police Week. Departments around the country are honoring the officers who risk their lives every day to keep the community safe, including our very own Great Falls Police Department. So far this year, 48 officers have been killed in the line of duty. Last year, 145 officers died while serving their communities. Montana records show 128 officers have been killed in the state, while city records show 5 GFPD officers have lost their lives.  

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Gianforte snags Montana's lone congressional seat, apologizes to Jacobs

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Republican candidate Greg Gianforte has won Montana's congressional seat. Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton called the election at 10:33 pm. 

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Crews fighting Blacktail Canyon Fire

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The Blacktail Canyon Fire was reported around 2 p.m. Wednesday and is burning in heavy standing dead timber. Somewhere between four and fire acres have been burned, with 0-percent containment. 

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NEW INFO: Barrus allegedly attempted to bring children along during "suicide mission"

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New details are emerging in the death of Broadwater County Deputy Sheriff Mason Moore last Tuesday.

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