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Possible shots fired on west side of Great Falls

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Sources close to the KFBB newsroom report shots have been fired at a location near 6th Street Northwest and Smelter Avenue on the northwest end of Great Falls.  No information has been confirmed. Montana Highway Patrol officers on scene tell our reporter the call came over around 7:15pm.  6th St. NW is currently blocked off to traffic from Smelter Avenue. We will continue to update you as more information becomes available. 

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Montana ExpoPark Grandstand renovations

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GREAT FALLS- If you happened to drive by the Montana ExpoPark today you may have noticed crews demolishing the Grandstands as they begin renovations of the stadium.      The new Grandstands seating will be a little bit taller and extend toward the track more. It will fit about 2,000 seats. The Grandstand renovation costs about $2.8 million.  Brian Clifton the Director of Cascade County Public Works Department said the demo will take two weeks. “It will be a...

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River Dog Fest at Giant Springs State Park Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Clark Carlson-Thompson  from Giant Springs State Park stopped by the KFBB studios to discuss the upcoming River Dog Fest on Saturday, August 25th from 9-11:00am.  This year's fest will feature a Fun Run/Walk for folks and their pups. Everyone is welcome, but you're asked to keep your dog on the leash and pick up after them.  For more information, head over to the State Park's website. 

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Man killed in officer-involved shooting

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The Great Falls Police Department confirmed that there have been shots fired at the Highwoods Mobile Home Park Sunday evening. No officers have been injured in the shooting and there have been no word on any other injuries at this time.  This situation is still developing. Check back for more updates. 

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Freeman charged with assault with a weapon and obstructing a peace officer

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Stephen Freeman has been charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor after an alleged assault at Walmart on 10th Avenue South. According to court documents, police were called to the store on Sunday for a report that a person had been stabbed. Upon arrival, police spoke with two victims. One claimed Freeman put her in a headlock while holding a knife to her neck. She had knife wounds to her wrist and hand from the pocket knife when she pushed away from Freeman. The other... More>>

New app measures air pollution in cigarettes

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A new app shows you just how harmful wildfire smoke is by measuring it in cigarettes.

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Evacuation warnings extended as Howe Ridge fire spreads in Glacier

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WEST GLACIER - As the Howe Ridge Fire spreads through Glacier Park, officials released a new evacuation warning for the Apgar area. 

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Pope on sex abuse: "We showed no care for the little ones"

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VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis has issued a letter to Catholics around the world condemning the "crime" of priestly sexual abuse and cover-up and demanding accountability, in response to new revelations in the United States of decades of misconduct by the Catholic Church.    Francis begged forgiveness for the pain suffered by victims and said lay Catholics must be involved in any effort to root out abuse and cover-up. He blasted the self-referential clerical cult...

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Law enforcement recover body of missing teen in Yellowstone River

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Gallatin County and Park County law enforcement have recovered the body of a teen who went missing after a boating accident on the Yellowstone River.

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Studies find staring at screens all day is a lot worse than you think

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A growing body of scientific evidence is saying that too much time looking at bright screens all day can wreak havoc on your health, sleep and weight.

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Some Missoula Westside residents say neighborhood feels less safe

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Some residents in the Westside of Missoula say they no longer feel safe letting their kids go to the park and play outside.

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Investigation underway after deadly officer-involved shooting in Great Falls

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GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - An investigation is underway after a deadly officer-involved shooting at a Great Falls mobile home park. Police responded to reports of a disturbance around 7 p.m. Sunday night. When officers arrived, a man was found was found with a gun, and began waving the weapon at officers. According to a press release from the Great Falls Police Department, the situation escalated resulting in an exchange of gunfire. The suspect was fatally shot at the scene. The M...

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WEATHER AUTHORITY ALERT: "Unhealthy" air quality for several Montana cities under wildfire smoke

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Several Montana cities are under "unhealthy" air quality levels, as wildfire smoke billows across the skies. A statewide air quality alert was in effect Monday morning, meaning that that particulates have been trending upwards and that an exceedence of the 24 hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) has occurred or may occur in the near future. According to the National Weather Service, particulate levels are ranging between Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups an... More>>

MSU provides best routes for move-in day

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Move-in day starts for students at the residence halls of Montana State University this week.

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Wildland fire in Huson requires helicopter response

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Frenchtown Rural Fire District reports on their Facebook page of a wildland fire on 9 Mile Road in Huson sparked around 2:30pm Sunday.  According to the post, FRFD, 9 Mile Ranger District and a helicopter responded. The fire reached nearly 11 acres.  The current status of the fire is unknown, but a progressive hose lay has been completed and crews were set to begin mop up efforts around 8:00pm Sunday.  More>>

Knife brought into Walmart Supercenter

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Around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 19th Great Falls Police Department cars were at the Walmart Supercenter on 5320 10th Ave. S. KFBB was told by the GFPD that there was an altercation that happened inside of the store, and there was knife.  A Walmart employee told KFBB that there was an altercation.  As KFBB learns more, we will keep you updated. 

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Popular school supply buys

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GREAT FALLS- Over the next few weeks, your children will be packing up their book bags and getting on the school bus. That means checking off everything on their supplies list, including some of the hot ticket items this year. According to our friends over at Target, this year there seems to be a theme of superheroes and sequins. Brandy Ward, the Senior Team Leader at Target, said they have sold a lot of Minecraft bookbags, Shopkins supplies, holograph notebooks, and locker chandelie... More>>

Bridge along Montana Highway 21 open

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AUGUSTA- After more than two months of waiting, the bridge along Montana Highway 21 near Augusta is finally open for travelers. The bridge officially opened on Friday. You may remember it collapsed in June after heavy rainfall and snowmelt flooded rivers and creeks around the town, and it's been closed ever since. According to the Montana Department of Transportation, the bridge was paid for by the MDT's Federal Aid Program More>>

Governor Bullock supports ban on assault weapons

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MONTANA- Governor Steve Bullock is rumored to be considering a possible run for president in 2020. Just last week we told you he made his third visit to Iowa, which typically draws presidential hopefuls because of Iowa's first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses.  And now today, Governor Bullock told CNN's Jake Tapper he supports a ban on assault weapons: "You know, I would, Jake. If we were to really step back for a minute, I think most folks that -- be it in Montana or e...

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Large first responder presence for man on bridge

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Drivers may have noticed a large police and fire presence on the 10th Street Bridge Sunday afternoon.. that's because a man was seen sitting on the edge and walking on the bridge.  Great Falls Police and Great Falls Fire Rescue responded. According to a firefighter on scene, the man is Ben Staples, who caused a stir earlier this year when he was seen walking on the ice of the Missouri River.  After talking to Staples, GFPD and Great Falls Fire Rescue left the scene. It is ... More>>

Lego Yoda stolen from MontanaFair

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One of the more popular Lego builds on display at the Bricks and Minifigs' Lego Lane booth at MontanaFair has come up missing. Someone has stolen their Yoda. 

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Glacier National Park expands mandatory evacuation to Fish Creek Campground and trails

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Fish Creek Campground and trails along Camas Road are now under an evacuation order.

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Video shows father, son 'drove through hell' to escape Glacier Park fire

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A video making the rounds online shows just how quickly the Howe Ridge Fire moved through Glacier National Park.

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Four small fires in the Bitterroot National Forest

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In a press release from the US Forest Service, they state four small fire sparked after thunderstorms moved across the area.  They said three have been controlled or extinguished. And the fourth shows no signs of activity. The press released stated as a reminder, we remain in “Extreme” fire danger and under Stage 2 Fire Restrictions on the forest and in Ravalli County prohibiting campfires and all other fires.  Camping stoves are allowed.  So far thi... More>>

Montanans express frustration over smoky skies

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With fire season in full force around the state, poor air quality and smoky skies are starting to take their toll on Montanans.

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Man accursed of leading deputies on a wild chase

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Lewis and Clark County, according to the Helena IR, a Helena man lead deputies on a high-speed chase through the Helena Valley. 24-year-old, Ray James Bright, is being charged with felony criminal endangerment,  misdemeanor counts of fleeing or eluding a peace officer and driving while license is suspended or revoked. The incident on August 16-th, when deputies responded to a call about a man on a motorcycle, trying to start a fight. Bright then left and led police on a ch... More>>

River Edge Trail member seeking vendors for Luminaria Walk

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On August 25-th people from all over the surrounding areas will gather at Gibson Park to walk for a cause in the Luminaria Walk. Organizers are looking for vendors to help make one of Great Falls biggest events of the year bigger than ever. There are already a number of musicians that have committed to playing at the walk but board members said this is a chance for anybody to come to be apart of the cause. Whether its selling lemonade or handmade personal items. You get to keep all o... More>>

Body of final boating accident victim recovered from Bighorn Lake.

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A third body has been pulled from Bighorn Lake following a boating accident last week near Fort Smith.

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Friday night storms spark new fires in Montana

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Friday night storms sparked a few new fire starts throughout Montana.  Madison County Emergency Management reports the storm sparked two new fires in their county around 6 p.m. The first was up Standard Creek. Crews were able to keep that fire to less than an acre.  The second fire was outside of Norris on Sterling Road. That fire spread to about 75 acres before crews were able to contain it.  There are also reports of new fire starts outside of Helena.  Those ...

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Money Back: 109-year-old takes full advantage of Montana Club birthday discount

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If you've ever visited the Montana Club in Missoula to celebrate your birthday, you know the restaurant chain offers a generous discount. Turning 38? Take 38 percent off your meal. One Western Montana woman has been taking full advantage of that discount every year since she turned 100.

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Lifejacket program launched to save swimmers at SML state park

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HELENA, Mont.,- Its a sad statistic, nearly four thousand people drown in the united states each year, according to the CDC. Natural lakes, like those we enjoy in Montana, can be the most deadly.   Our Bliss Zechman spoke to folks in Helena who are trying to stop waterway deaths in one of the Montana’s most popular state parks.   It's a simple step that could save your life. "We want to make sure we get something that fits them correctly," said Sara Smith,... More>>

Apply for jobs with GFPD on new website

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The Great Falls Police Department is using a new website to help with the hiring process.  The website is called PoliceApp.com and allows potential employees to submit their applications both online and on their phones. "PoliceApp.com is something we found after researching issues with candidate pools recently," Lieutenant Doug Mahlum said with the Great Falls Police Department. "Since 2011 we've had a reduction of 40 percent in our candidates applying for the po... More>>

Two charged after Thursday stabbing in Great Falls

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Two charged after Thursday stabbing

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Lake McDonald area closed, but many parts of Glacier Park still open

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WEST GLACIER - While the Lake McDonald Lodge won't be reopening for the rest of the summer season, many other parts of Glacier Park remain open.

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Predators getting closer to your home Video included

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Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks confirming a sighting of not one, but two big cats within city limits. One was a bobcat and the other was a mountain lion and residents want to know why are the animals wondering so close to the city? Animals, like mountain lions, could be looking for food like urban deer and cottontail rabbits that roam the streets. Officials tell us large cats base their location on the abundance of food and habitat. FWP said there are a few things you can do to pr... More>>

Couple gets married at historic M&M bar in Butte

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BUTTE - The M&M Bar in uptown Butte has been open since 1890, and on Thursday the historic bar hosted its first wedding.

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Missoula boy battling cancer receives support from New England Patriots

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A Missoula boy fighting a rare cancer has the New England Patriots on his side.

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Evacuated Glacier Park lodge won't re-open this season

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A century-old lodge in Glacier National Park that was evacuated last weekend due to a wildfire will not re-open this season.

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Bozeman Police investigating sexual assault; suspect at large

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Bozeman Police are investigating after a sexual assault was reported Thursday evening.

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Flathead Co. Sheriff issues evacuation warnings for Whale Butte Fire

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Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry has issued evacuation warnings for residents near the Whale Butte Fire, north of Polebridge, Montana. 

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Glendive mother charged in hot car death of toddler

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A 19-year-old Glendive woman has been charged with negligent homicide in the death of her 2-year-old son. 

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President Trump cancels military parade, 'maybe next year'

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he is canceling his plans for a military parade through the streets of Washington because the price was "ridiculously high."   On Twitter, Trump accused local politicians of price gouging, although the projected $92 million cost was largely attributed to Pentagon costs for aircraft, equipment and personnel.   Trump tweeted "maybe we will do something next year when the cost comes WAY DOWN."   The Defense ...

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Tesla's Musk says stress, overwork taking heavy toll

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Electric car maker Tesla's CEO Elon Musk has admitted in a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll in what he calls an "excruciating year."   In the newspaper's account of the interview, published Friday, Musk said he was working up to 120 hours a week and sometimes takes Ambien to get to sleep.   Musk stood by his tweet last week saying he might take Tesla private.   Reports say government regulators have subpoenaed T... More>>

Italy bridge survivor describes 'unreal silence'

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GENOA, Italy (AP) - Davide Capello was driving across the bridge toward the Italian city of Genoa when suddenly, the road dropped out from under him. A trained firefighter, he understood immediately that the structure had collapsed.   Capello was at the midpoint of the bridge, he recounted Friday, when "everything, the world, came down." The 33-year-old said: "I heard a noise, a dull noise. I saw the columns of the highway in front of me come down. A car in front o... More>>

"Clear the Shelters" this weekend and bring home a new best friend

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If you’ve been looking for a reason to finally adopt that cute dog or cat now is the time. This weekend is the nationwide “Clear the Shelters” pet adoption drive where you can adopt an animal for free or at a highly discounted price. 

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1 person injured, $175,000 in damages after Missoula house fire

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The Missoula Fire Department is investigating a house fire, after the flames spread from a nearby tree. Firefighters arrived on scene to flames coming from the basement at 1526 South Ave W. in Missoula. The fire was extending up the outside of the building and into the trees beside the business. Fire had also extended out of the basement and into the adjoining garage area. Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire and searched the building. Two people who were living in the base... More>>

Slain Colorado mother painted rosy picture of married life

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FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) - Shanann Watts painted a rosy portrait of her family on Facebook, calling her husband and the father of her two young daughters her "rock" and writing that he was "the best dad us girls could ask for."   But that idyllic image was shattered Wednesday when her husband, 33-year-old Christopher Watts, was arrested on suspicion of killing his family.   Shanann Watts, who was pregnant, and the couple's 3-year-old and 4-year-old daughters... More>>

Former US security leaders blast President Trump for yanking clearance

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump on Thursday, admonishing him for yanking former CIA chief John Brennan's security clearance in what they cast as an act of political vengeance.   Trump said he'd had to do "something" about the "rigged" federal probe of Russian election interference.   Trump's admission that he acted out of frustration about the Russia probe underscored his willingness to us... More>>

Judge orders new State Dept. review of Keystone XL pipeline

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered the U.S. State Department to conduct a more thorough review of the Keystone XL pipeline's proposed pathway after Nebraska state regulators changed the route.    U.S. District Judge Brian Morris of Montana said in a ruling Wednesday that the State Department must supplement its 2014 environmental impact study of the project to consider the new route.    The Nebraska Public Service Commission rejected pipeline develope... More>>

US pledges to work more closely with states vs. wildfires

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is pledging to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires and fight those choking California and other western states.    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says officials are targeting wide swaths of land -  including cutting down small trees and underbrush and setting controlled fires - to reduce the frequency and severity of fires now burning across the western United States.    Perdue, w... More>>

Investigation underway after drowning death on Lake Como

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The Ravalli County Coroner's Office is investigating the drowning of a 28-year-old woman from the Florence area.  The woman while swimming at Lake Como, and witnesses at the scene tried to find her after she slipped beneath the surface. The Ravalli County Sheriff's Office, Marcus Daly Ambulance, Darby Marshal's Office, and Ravalli County Search and Rescue responded to the lake where rescue attempts were made. Search and Rescue personnel located the victim approximately 80 feet... More>>

University of Providence on probation

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GREAT FALLS- The University of Providence in Great Falls is on temporary probation with an accreditation institute. But, for now, the school can still recruit and educate students. The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is authorized to accredit universities.  They said the University of Providence did not tell them of the level of partnership with Providence Saint Joseph Health, a non-profit Catholic health system. The school needed to make a change request wit... More>>

Malmstrom AFB gets a new historian

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GREAT FALLS- Have you ever wondered how history is tracked throughout the Malmstrom Air Force Base? Well, one man holds the power and responsibility of doing exactly that.  Troy Hallsell is eager and excited to be the new historian at Malmstrom. In fact, he already dove right into researching six weeks into his job.  The job is tedious and time-consuming, but for Hallsell it's a rewarding process that allows him to have a say in what topics are recorded.  "Milit... More>>

BNSF committed to finding solution for problem rails

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The train derailment behind Great Falls Police Department which damaged city and private property last week continues to be investigated by BNSF. This is actually the third train derailment in this area in the last eight years with two occurring back in 2010. With this location being a spot which has caused problems before, BNSF says they are diving deep to find out if they can fix it. “So that’s one of the things we are looking at is why did this happen and how can we p... More>>

Despite stiff opposition, citizen initiatives remain on ballot

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Two citizen ballot initiatives, I-185 and I-186, have faced a great deal of opposition since day one. Our Bliss Zechman explains why folks are so divided on both issues and where each initiative stands. To say folks have spoken out against this batch of citizen initiatives is putting things lightly. One group took their case against 185 all the way to the Montana Supreme Court.  Initiative 186 had a few legislators vying for a Special Session. Surprising, both will still be ...

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Governor Steve Bullock gives speech at Iowa State Fair Video included

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Today, Montana Governor Steve Bullock visited Iowa speaking at the Iowa State Fair about several issues including health care, net neutrality and campaign finances. According to the Associated Press, this is the Governor's third visit to Iowa and the rumors are swirling about a 2020 presidential bid. The fair typically draws presidential hopefuls because of Iowa's first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses. When asked what are his plans after he serves as governor, here's what he had ... More>>

State requests help to battle Montana fires Video included

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Help has arrived to help fires burning across the state, thanks to the national fire budget. 100 firefighters from the east coast were flown into Great Falls today, and are now headed to the fire lines. Firefighters from Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Vermont and New York touched down about 2:30 Thursday afternoon and they're eager to get to work. John Neely, The White Mountain National Forest, in New England said once they got the call to help it was a no-brainier to get on the plane... More>>

Blackfeet Nation to take Pharmaceutical companies to court

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In a press release from the Blackfeet Nation, they recently filed a public nuisance lawsuit against five of the largest manufactures of prescription opioid, and three of the largest whole sale drug distributors in the country 

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Locking down culture at The Cascade County Detention Center

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Montana is home to many Native American tribes but to those sitting in the Cascade County Detention Center, it can be hard to stay culturally connected.  

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Defendant in baseball bat attack changes plea to guilty Video included

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MISSOULA - The man accused in a June baseball bat assault pleaded guilty in court Thursday.

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Collection to help with hygiene, help people put their best foot forward

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As strange as it may sound, many hygiene items like tampons are considered luxury products. They often have a high tax tagged onto them, making it difficult for many people to purchase. Our Bliss Zechman spoke with a group in Helena that is helping ease the hygiene burden. By filling this basket with toothbrushes, Terry Kockler is also helping fulfill a need in the Helena community.   "We’ve got the food bank where, we can go get food, but there's not a place where ...

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Fire near Glacier Park's Lake McDonald grows to 3,500 acres

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In the past 24 hours, the Howe Ridge Fire in Glacier National Park has grown by nearly 1,000 acres. The 78 firefighters assigned to the fire now have 3,500 acres of flames to extinguish. 

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'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died

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Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from advance pancreatic cancer. 

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'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died

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DETROIT (AP) - Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from advance pancreatic cancer.    Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn tells The Associated Press through a family statement that Franklin passed Thursday at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit. The statement ... More>>

Escape the smoke with SpectrUM Discovery science playground in Missoula

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The SpectrUM Discovery Area teaches kids about science in a hands-on, engaging way. It also offers families something to do with their kids while the air quality is smoky.

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Back to school bash will get kids ready for the new year for free Video included

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The United Way and Salvation Army of Missoula are giving kids all they need to start the new school year off right. 

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Black bears take over Red Lodge Mountain Golf Course

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This might be the last thing you expect to while spending your day on the golf course. New photos show two black bears commandeering a golf cart at the Red Lodge Mountain Golf Course, and running around the green. The photos were taken by golfers Linnhe Reed and Kim Wright. The post on the golf course's social media page reads "It's been a wild day at the course! Thanks to Red Lodge locals Linnhe Reed & Kim Wright for the pics. Photo courtesy: Red Lodge Mountain... More>>

Rims rock slide crashes into Billings home Video included

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On Wednesday night there was a rock slide in the area of Reimers Park Drive in Billings. 

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Supreme Court leaves tax initiative ballot language alone

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A unanimous Montana Supreme Court has rejected a tobacco industry-funded group's request to rewrite the ballot statement of a citizen's initiative to raise the state's tobacco taxes.    The opinion by Chief Justice Mike McGrath Wednesday says the statement written by the attorney general's office meets legal standards and will appear as is before voters in November.    Montanans Against Tax Hikes had asked the court to re-word the ballot statem... More>>

Pearl Jam unapologetic for White House poster

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Pearl Jam's bassist is unapologetic for a concert poster that has Republicans crying foul.    Jeff Ament said in a statement Wednesday that he was the "sole conceptualist" for the poster depicting a burning White House and what appears to be President Donald Trump's skeleton.    Ament says the role of an artist is to make people think and feel, and the current administration has people thinking and feeling.    He says he welcomes all interpretat... More>>

Evacuation warnings in place near Glacier National Park

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana authorities are warning residents they may have to leave their homes because of a fire burning near the southern border of Glacier National Park.    The Flathead County Office of Emergency Services says Wednesday's evacuation warning affects a small number of homes threatened by the fire burning about 2 miles (5 kilometers) from the community of Essex.    It wasn't immediately clear how many homes are threatened in that area between mil... More>>

St. Vincent performs 6 minute emergency C-Section Video included

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The first moment of holding your newborn and hearing that first cry is so special. But when things go wrong in the delivery room those moments can be filled with panic. Sidney parents, Tamara and Miguel Romero, experienced just that. Tamara explained, "If my water would've broke while we were still here [at the Ronald McDonald House], if I didn't get in there's a good chance that he wouldn't have made it." Six minutes is all it took for Malachi to be delivered but it was in ...

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Missoula baby with rare syndrome struggles to survive with smoky air

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As wild fires continue to burn throughout the West, air quality is becoming a bigger concern for many, but especially for those who have medical conditions. For one Missoula baby, the smokey air quality is making it difficult for him to survive.  

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At least one person injured in reported crash on Giant Springs Road

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Scanner traffic indicates around 8:30 pm on August 15th, a crash occurred on Giant Springs Road and River Drive N, resulting in the injury of at least one person. 

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Daines hopes to secure more funding to honor Vietnam veterans with new visitor center

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Senator Steve Daines spent his afternoon back on Capitol Hill fighting to build an education center at the heart of one of the nation's most recognizable memorials.  Nearly 58,000 names don the wall that was built nearly two decades after one of the most divisive times in America's history with thousands coming home from Vietnam only to be spit upon, shamed and even attacked for fighting for our country.  President and CEO of Vietnam Veteran's Memorial ...

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University of Providence enrollment up

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GREAT FALLS- The fall semester of college is about to begin for student's, but how booming is enrollment at the University of Providence compared to other small schools? Enrollment is usually pretty steady at the University of Providence, but this year, the freshman class is up by about 25 percent and total undergraduate enrollment was up by 11.1 percent in 2017. In comparison, The University of Montana Western's undergraduate enrollment went down 3.4 percent and Montana State Unive... More>>

Henchmen MC hosts 5th annual Children's Receiving Home Poker Run Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Rowdy Gillen and Rob Ibarra stopped by the KFBB studios to talk about the 5th annual Children's Receiving Home Poker Run.  The event will take place on Saturday, August 25th. Folks are asked to arrived at Big Sky Harley at 10:00am. After stopped at a variety of locations throughout the Little Belts, the group will wrap up at the Henchmen's Clubhouse located at 5821 2nd Avenue North.  The night will feature food, silent auctions, a 50/50, a...

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Invasive snail causing major concern for central Montana lake

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Another invasive species has been found in a central Montana lake. According to FWP, faucet snails were found in Lake Francis in Valier in May. The snails can carry several harmful parasites that can kill waterfowl if eaten. However,  officials say, these snails could also cause problems for farmers and ranchers who use Lake Francis for livestock and irrigation. Cole Peebles, Engineer for Pondera County Canal & Reservoir Company, said "they cause bio-fouling of filter a... More>>

Grizzly bear populations on the rise

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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks also issuing a warning about a Montana predator. Human-grizzly bear encounters have been on the rise, and experts tell us it's because the bear population has steadily increased every year over the last ten years. Currently, there are 1,000 grizzly bears in the Eastern Rocky mountain Eco-system because of this, the fight for food is becoming tougher, especially for the younger bears. They are getting pushed out of the mountains by older, more mat... More>>

Search and rescue teams see busiest time of year in August and September Video included

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LIVINGSTON - It's the busiest time of year for search and rescue teams in southwestern Montana.

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Brewing Montana's tourism

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In an effort to boost the state's economy, the Governor's Office of Outdoor Recreation and the Montana Brewers Association are teaming up to take on tourism. 

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Beaverhead Animal Shelter rescues 15 neglected dogs in hoarding case Video included

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DILLON- The Beaverhead Animal Shelter took in fifteen dogs that were part of an awful hoarding case about two weeks ago. The dogs were given food and water but that was about it. They lived in awful conditions and were forced to walk in their own feces in the house. The woman who surrendered the dogs to the shelter did not face any charges. The animals are now terrified of human interaction. "It's from neglect, it's from people not taking the time and giving these animals ...

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GFPD: Mountain lion sighted in Great Falls

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According to the Great Falls Police Department, a mountain lion was spotted near Verde Park this afternoon by an animal control officer. 

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Missing hiker found dead in Crazy Mountains Video included

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Searchers found a missing hiker dead in the Crazy Mountains.

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The spill drill

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As the saying goes "its better to be safe than sorry." Well on Wednesday Great Falls Fire Rescue and Calumet employees teamed up for the annual river spill response drill.  In a press release by Calumet, the exercise is in compliance with the U.S. EPA and annual training.   

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Sheriff issues Evacuation Warning near Essex

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Some people near Essex are now under an evacuation warning as the Paola Ridge Fire reaches about 370 acres. 

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Yellowstone visitor warned for standing too close to bison

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A Yellowstone National Park visitor standing too close to a bison said the potential danger is "fake news," according to a social media post that's going viral.

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Joint emergency readiness exercise

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FORT BENTON- Airmen from Malmstrom Air Force Base are teaming up with multiple law enforcement agencies to make sure if a disaster does happen, they'll be ready. Today’s focus was more like a show and tell as they prepare for the days ahead. Whether it's an earthquake, fire or even flooding, no matter what uniform they wear, Montanans first responders are ready to keep you safe. For the next 48 hours, they'll spend each minute working together to figure the best ways to accomp...

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Glacier Park's Howe Ridge fire holding at 2,600 acres, evacuations still in effect

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WEST GLACIER - The Howe Ridge Fire in Glacier Park held steady on Tuesday, and evacuations remain in place.

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WANTED: Man with information about possible child sexual assault victim

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking the public’s assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male who may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.

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Missoula Pearl Jam poster criticized for appearing to portray Trump's corpse

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Thousands of people packed Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Monday for the sold-out Pearl Jam concert. But it's a commemorative poster that's still making noise after the show is over. 

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ROAM misses deadline leaving some UM students without a room

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The start of a new school year is only a few weeks away but some University of Montana students are still without the student housing they signed up for. 

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Driver hospitalized after car crash near Huntley canal

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A woman is in the hospital after crashing her car near a canal in Huntley, MT. Authorities responded just after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning at North Canal Drive. Troopers say the woman crashed her car and was unconscious when they arrived on scene. The car was still in drive. When the driver regained consciousness, crews freed her from the car and transported her to the hospital. Drugs and alcohol are suspected to be involved. More>>

Defense attorney seeks man's release in 2003 Montana murder

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A defense attorney is asking for a Montana man imprisoned since 2003 for the murder of his uncle to be re-sentenced to time he's already served, which would result in his release.    The request comes after a court ruled the shooting didn't meet the definition of a violent crime.    Quinton Birdinground Jr., 38, is scheduled to appear Aug. 23 for re-sentencing before U.S. District Judge Susan Watters.    Defense attorney David Ness ... More>>

Glacier Park's July visitation number slightly below 2017

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KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - The latest statistics from the National Park Service show that last month was the second busiest July for Glacier National Park on record.    The Flathead Beacon reports that about 905,000 people visited the northern Montana park last month, a 10 percent decrease from July 2017 when the park received more than 1 million visitors.    July 2017 remains the highest monthly total in the park's history.    The National Park Service bega... More>>

Search for missing hiker in the Crazy Mountains

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A search is underway for a missing hiker in the Crazy Mountains. He's believed to be near the cave lake area, and was volunteering on a project when he was last seen. The missing person is a 39-year-old man from Michigan, who was last seen Monday night. His car was found at the trailhead in Sweet Grass County. Crews found no sign of him during their search Tuesday, and efforts to find him will get underway again Wednesday. The terrain they're searching in is very rugged and diffi...

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Search dogs, ROVs brought in for Bighorn Lake search

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The search continues for 2 missing people after a boating accident on Bighorn Lake. According to a news release, on Saturday night, Big Horn County Montana Sheriff department received a 911 call from an off-duty deputy advising of a boating accident near Dayboard 7 with a sunken vessel and two individuals in the water.  National Park Service and Big Horn Country deputies responded.   They located Robert Ludwich, of Billings, MT, on the shoreline.  The patient was tran...

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Cascade County remembers Deputy Joe Dunn

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Today marks 4 years after Cascade County Deputy Joe Dunn was killed in the line of duty. 

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Tiger Creek Bridge in Sluice Boxes closed indefinitely

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According to Montana State Parks, the Tiger Creek Bridge at Sluice Boxes State Park is closed indefinitely. 

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Fire safety for operating cars, machinery, and tractors

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GREAT FALLS- With hot dry weather only fueling fires, officials want to remind people to take precaution during this fire season when operating cars, machinery, and tractors.  According to Montana State University Fire Services: -Keep your machinery's engine compartments clean and replace any worn electrical components to help keep fire danger down.  -Let equipment cool down before storing it inside. -Keep welders and cutting torches in clean areas at least 35 feet away ... More>>

Cesar Millan coming to Great Falls Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Pam Volk with the Maclean Cameron Animal Adoption Center stopped by the KFBB studio to talk about the upcoming special appearance by Cesar Millan in Great Falls.  The event will take place on Friday, September 7th at 7:30pm. Tickets are required. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. 

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Helena Fire Department receives large federal grant

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The Helena Fire Department received some very exciting news yesterday. After decades of being short staffed and ill equipped, the department found out it has been awarded a large federal grant. $800,000 in federal funds will help pay for six new firefighters. A couple of months ago, voters approved a yearly mill levy. This grant will essentially help pay for an entire year of that levy, which will help ease costs for taxpayers.   "The amount of incidents we run is going u... More>>

Bookmobile helps kids love reading

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While many kids have been racing to the swimming pool this summer. One set of elementary school students in Helena have been racing toward something unexpected: books. Our Bliss Zechman has the story.   Students at Bryant Elementary aren't responding to the ring of the school bell this summer. Instead, another sound signals them. “Beep, beep!” "Some kids we see every single week and they get so excited. They're like yay bookmobile," said Emily Hilliard... More>>

Free to use life jackets at Helena state park

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We're not done with summer yet, and many Montanans are spending the last few days on the water. now a popular swimming destination in Helena is making sure those who are on the water, are safe. There will be more than 100 free to use life jackets available to children and adults at Spring Meadow Lake State Park. This watering hole used to be a gravel pit. Now, it is a popular place for families to swim. Folks with the Lewis and Clark County Search and Rescue say because of its uni... More>>

Two reports of fires in Cascade County

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Sun Prairie, Black Eagle, Vaughn, Volunteer Fire Departments,  and the Montana Air National Guard, responded to a structure fire on the 1300 block of Eisenhower Avenue in Sun Prairie Tuesday morning. 

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$20 million settlement between Montana Diocese and victims of sexual abuse by clergy approved

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After more than 80 claims of sex abuse have been settled with the Catholic Diocese of Great Falls Billings, the names of all the child sexual abusers have been released. 

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UPDATE: Man killed in motorcycle crash near Stockett identified

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Just before 5 pm on August 9th, a vehicle crashed on Stockett Road and Spring Creek Road south of Centerville. 

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Blackfeet man missing; found safe

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BLACKFEET RESERVATION: A Missing and Endangered Persons alert (MEPA) has been issued for 31-year-old Justin Patrick Spotted Bear.  

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UPDATE: Wounded grizzly bear captured and removed along Marias River

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State and federal officials are working to capture a wounded, young, male grizzly bear along Marias River, just east of Interstate 15.

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Montana Treasure: Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament

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As if being a rock star isn't enough, Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament is also helping to improve the lives of Montana's youth one ollie-- pop shoveit-- and kickflip at a time. 

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"Unforeseen mechanical failure" closes Jaycee Pool

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The Jaycee Pool, located at 4th St. and 23rd Ave N.E., is closed for the rest of the season. Great Falls Park & Recreation Department says it's due to an unforeseen mechanical equipment failure, but other details were announced. Despite the closure, the Spray Park is still open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. until August 28th. Another pool, the Water Tower Pool at 34th St. and 7th Ave South, is open until Friday, August 17th. The hours are from 1 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. daily. Howeve... More>>

Winter preparations already underway

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It may be hard to imagine winter right now with high temperatures and fires across the state, but Missoula County is already preparing. 

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Teachers in need of school supplies

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Students are getting ready to head back to school at the end of the month, and as teachers around Montana gear up, they are still in need of supplies. While items such as backpacks, binders and pencils are always needed, other items tend to be overlooked. Teachers are looking for things like Dry-Erase markers, Kleenex and hand sanitizer. "The teachers a lot of times will just purchase out of pocket," Associate Principal Jaime McGraw with North Middle School said. &qu... More>>

Wildfire Smoke Can Injure Your Pets

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Wildfires are burning around Montana and the air quality can have a negative impact on pets. Smoke inhalation can cause cardiovascular and respiratory disease in animals, especially if they have been left outside for too long when the air quality is poor. If your pet has been outside be sure to look for symptoms, such as coughing or gagging, eye irritation, and throat inflammation. If your pet is experiencing severe symptoms, make sure to visit a local vet.    More>>

Fly fisherman turned blogger

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CRAIG- The Co-Owner of Headhunters Fly Shop is more than just a businessman. He refers to himself as the "fishing beat reporter".  Mark Raisler started a fishing blog in April 2008 and has become popular amongst those who fish along the Missouri River. Mark said he uses it to inform people of things like river conditions and the catch of the day.  While the blog may seem like it appeals heavily to tourists, the majority of the folks who either view the blog or vi...

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Senator Daines tours Montana, speaks out on several issues

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U.S. Republican Senator Steve Daines had a long day in the air and on the ground, making several public appearances throughout Montana. Daines made his first stop in Helena, where he rallied support for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. However, he was also in Great Falls today, discussing the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. President Trump signed that bill into law around noon on Monday.   The bill authorizes and prioritizes funding for the Department of Defens...

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Upcoming concerts 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 talk about two upcoming concerts at Giant Springs State Park.  On Saturday, August 18th, Rob & Halladay Quist will be playing from 5:30-7:30pm. On Sunday, August 19th, the Paul Lee Kupfer Band will be playing at the same time. Both concerts are free and open to the public. Food vendors will be present.  For more information, head over to the Montana State Parks website. 

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Carnival worker charged with additional sexual assault charges

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Cascade County Attorney Joshua Racki has confirmed with KFBB a man who works for Mighty Thomas Carnival has been accused of sexual assault. 

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Daines rallies support for conservation bill

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Monday morning, Republican Senator Steve Daines took a stroll through a popular state park in Helena, but it was all business for the lawmaker. Our Bliss Zechman had a chance to speak with him about a bipartisan plan to uphold funding for a prominent conservation effort. Spring Meadow Lake State Park is a treasure in the Helena community. The area is free for tax payers, instead money from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, or LWCF, is used for any needs. However, projects like t... More>>

Residents southeast of Lincoln receive pre-evacuation notice

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According to a press release from the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest, the 467 Trail Fire burning southeast of Lincoln has prompted a pre-evacuation notice from the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office. The notice is for residents in the McQuithy Gulch and Marsh Creek areas.  The fire, which is lightening-caused, is only about 20 acres in size, but firefighters are working hard to suppress the blaze due to dense timber and thick brush.  A red flag warning will re...

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Stolen car chase in Great Falls

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GREAT FALLS- The Montana Highway Patrol stopped a stolen Ford Bronco at 7:17 p.m. at a traffic stop at 10th and South and 14th Street Southwest when the vehicle failed to yield at the stoplight while it was heading northbound and southbound into oncoming traffic when the pursuit happened.  Srgt. Wade Palen with MHP said the vehicle was abandoned for 30 minutes and later found.  Three people were in the car. One female and two males ran from the vehicle. MHP is unaware of t...

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Your guide to fire prevention

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The Forest Service with Flathead National Park reminds you to be extra cautious in preventing wildfires from spreading by using the Get Ready, Get Set, Go! Personal Wildland Fire Action Guide.  Get Ready: -Create a 100-foot defensible area: -Keep 100 feet of your garden hose attached to your home. -Remove trees within 100 feet of your house, and keep your chimney clean.  -Keep fire tools available. -Remove burnable structures from the area. -Avoid burning anything, recycle ... More>>

Wildland fire behind High school

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CENTERVILLE-  Reports of possible lightning strike started a fire behind Centerville High school. Crews estimate it is already at four acres. Black Eagle, Sand Coulee, and Gore Hill are responding.  We will update the story as we learn more More>>

Sheriff Edwards mandate still in affect Video included

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Its been a little more than two weeks since Sheriff Edwards issued a mandate stating that the detention center will only receive certain inmates. His decision has not changed despite meeting with city officials. Sheriff Edwards said in a press conference that mandate is still in affect. He said that before a person is taken into custody law enforcement will do everything they can to de-escalate the situation but if a person does the crime they will go to jail. Sheriff Edwards... More>>

Airmen and families gathered to show what being a military family is all about

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Seeing old friends and making new one is apart of what make Airmen day so special. Airmen from all over came to Great Falls to show the public, the bond between all airmen. Commander Norman Hepner from Yakima WA said its important to show the people of Great Falls how committed they are to serving them.    Hepner said, "we talk about ourselves and that immediate family but Great Falls is apart of that larger family and without this community supporting us and ... More>>

Community Spotlight: Loenbro Color Me WELL 5k Fun Run

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It’s that time of year to get out and run, jog, walk or watch the annual Loenbro Color Me WELL 5k Fun Run in Black Eagle. The fun begins at 1900 32nd Ave. NE in Black Eagle. Registration is $25 for adults and $15 for children between the ages of 6-12. Runners vote on which non-profit proceeds will go to. This year they voted on The Children’s Receiving Home. More>>

Fire Crews Tackle Fire on I-15 South

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Great Falls Fire Rescue and Gore Hill Fire Rescue successfully put out a fire on the side of the I-15 South. It happened around 8:00 p.m. near exit 277. It is unknown what caused the fire, or if there were any injuries. Much of Montana remains under a Red Flag Warning throughout the weekend, as hot and dry conditions could lead to more fires.  More>>

Back to School Backpack Safety

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Back to school shopping can be a fun experience, but as you pick out that new backpack you might want to listen up. If it doesn't fit your student properly, it could cause health problems that last a lifetime. Injuries can occur to your spine, lower back and neck. Doctors recommend that you should never carry a backpack that weighs more than 10 percent of your body weight. When putting items in the backpack, you want to make sure that the heaviest items are closest to you. Bac... More>>

Gianforte tours fire aviation center, looks to help rural EMS

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The flames bursting from this aviation simulator are so intense, spectators have to take shelter behind this glass casing. Meanwhile, the professionals in training rush to put the fire out. "I was excited to learn we were going to light a plane on fire. That doesn't happen every day," said Representative Greg Gianforte. Gianforte is getting an education on the Rocky Mountain Emergency Services Training Center. The facility in Helena is one of only three of its kind wes... More>>

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  • States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans

    States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:09 AM EDT2018-08-21 04:09:46 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-08-21 04:10:31 GMT
    A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to issue an injunction to block a settlement the U.S. State Department reached with a company that wants to post blueprints for printing...
    A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to issue an injunction to block a settlement the U.S. State Department reached with a company that wants to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the internet.
  • Confederate statue on UNC campus toppled by protesters

    Confederate statue on UNC campus toppled by protesters

    Monday, August 20 2018 10:54 PM EDT2018-08-21 02:54:50 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-08-21 04:10:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Banners are used to cover the statue known as Silent Sam as people gather during a rally to remove the confederate statue from campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Aug. 20, 2018.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Banners are used to cover the statue known as Silent Sam as people gather during a rally to remove the confederate statue from campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Aug. 20, 2018.
    The controversial "Silent Sam" statue on the campus of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill has been toppled by protesters.
    The controversial "Silent Sam" statue on the campus of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill has been toppled by protesters.
  • Primaries for governor, US House top Alaska ballot

    Primaries for governor, US House top Alaska ballot

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:09 AM EDT2018-08-21 04:09:51 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-08-21 04:10:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen). Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, left, and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott carry boxes into the Division of Elections office in Anchorage, Alaska, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, after the two men gathered signatures to get their ticket on the November...(AP Photo/Mark Thiessen). Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, left, and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott carry boxes into the Division of Elections office in Anchorage, Alaska, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, after the two men gathered signatures to get their ticket on the November...
    Primaries for governor and U.S. House top the ticket in Alaska Tuesday.
    Primaries for governor and U.S. House top the ticket in Alaska Tuesday.
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  • AP sources: Prosecutors preparing charges against Cohen

    AP sources: Prosecutors preparing charges against Cohen

    Monday, August 20 2018 1:18 PM EDT2018-08-20 17:18:17 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:09 AM EDT2018-08-21 04:09:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In a Monday, July 30, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen, formerly a lawyer for President Trump, leaves his hotel, in New York. Attorney Barbara Jones revealed in a letter filed Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Manhattan fed...(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In a Monday, July 30, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen, formerly a lawyer for President Trump, leaves his hotel, in New York. Attorney Barbara Jones revealed in a letter filed Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Manhattan fed...
    Two people familiar with the federal investigation of Michael Cohen say prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against the former Donald Trump lawyer that could be brought before the end of the month.
    Two people familiar with the federal investigation of Michael Cohen say prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against the former Donald Trump lawyer that could be brought before the end of the month.
  • Los Angeles authorities looking into Asia Argento allegation

    Los Angeles authorities looking into Asia Argento allegation

    Sunday, August 19 2018 10:37 PM EDT2018-08-20 02:37:31 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:09 AM EDT2018-08-21 04:09:20 GMT
    The New York Times reports that Italian actress Asia Argento _ one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement _ recently settled a lawsuit filed against her by a young actor and musician who said she...
    The New York Times reports that Italian actress Asia Argento _ one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement _ recently settled a lawsuit filed against her by a young actor and musician who said she sexually assaulted him.
  • Trump ready to ease rules on coal-fired power plants

    Trump ready to ease rules on coal-fired power plants

    Monday, August 20 2018 2:08 PM EDT2018-08-20 18:08:21 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:07 AM EDT2018-08-21 04:07:44 GMT
    The Trump administration is set to roll back a key piece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming, proposing regulations that give states wide authority to determine how to restrict greenhouse gas...
    The Trump administration is set to roll back a key piece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming, proposing regulations that give states wide authority to determine how to restrict greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.
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  • Uganda police battle protesters seeking release of pop star

    Uganda police battle protesters seeking release of pop star

    Monday, August 20 2018 6:09 AM EDT2018-08-20 10:09:03 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 11:37 PM EDT2018-08-21 03:37:35 GMT
    Ugandan police have fired bullets and tear gas to disperse a growing crowd of protesters demanding the release of a jailed lawmaker who is a government critic.
    Ugandan police have fired bullets and tear gas to disperse a growing crowd of protesters demanding the release of a jailed lawmaker who is a government critic.
  • Afghan forces free most hostages taken in new Taliban attack

    Afghan forces free most hostages taken in new Taliban attack

    Monday, August 20 2018 1:32 AM EDT2018-08-20 05:32:40 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 11:37 PM EDT2018-08-21 03:37:32 GMT
    Afghan officials: Taliban take more than 100 people, including women and children, hostage in ambush in north.
    Afghan officials: Taliban take more than 100 people, including women and children, hostage in ambush in north.
  • Pope: No effort spared to fight abuse, but offers no details

    Pope: No effort spared to fight abuse, but offers no details

    Monday, August 20 2018 6:42 AM EDT2018-08-20 10:42:59 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 11:37 PM EDT2018-08-21 03:37:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Pope Francis delivers a blessing during the Angelus noon prayer in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Pope Francis delivers a blessing during the Angelus noon prayer in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.
    Pope Francis has issued a letter to Catholics around the world condemning the "crime" of priestly sexual abuse and cover-up and demanding accountability, in response to new revelations in the United States of...
    Pope Francis has issued a letter to Catholics around the world condemning the "crime" of priestly sexual abuse and cover-up and demanding accountability, in response to new revelations in the United States of decades of misconduct by the Catholic Church.
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  • Man killed in officer-involved shooting

    Man killed in officer-involved shooting

    Sunday, August 19 2018 10:07 PM EDT2018-08-20 02:07:27 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-08-21 00:38:09 GMT

    The Great Falls Police Department confirmed that there have been shots fired at the Highwoods Mobile Home Park Sunday evening. No officers have been injured in the shooting and there have been no word on any other injuries at this time.  This situation is still developing. Check back for more updates. 

    The Great Falls Police Department confirmed that there have been shots fired at the Highwoods Mobile Home Park Sunday evening. No officers have been injured in the shooting and there have been no word on any other injuries at this time.  This situation is still developing. Check back for more updates. 

  • Governor Bullock supports ban on assault weapons

    Governor Bullock supports ban on assault weapons

    Sunday, August 19 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-08-19 22:49:31 GMT
    Sunday, August 19 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-08-19 22:50:48 GMT

    MONTANA- Governor Steve Bullock is rumored to be considering a possible run for president in 2020. Just last week we told you he made his third visit to Iowa, which typically draws presidential hopefuls because of Iowa's first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses.  And now today, Governor Bullock told CNN's Jake Tapper he supports a ban on assault weapons: "You know, I would, Jake. If we were to really step back for a minute, I think most folks that -- be it in Montana or e...

    MONTANA- Governor Steve Bullock is rumored to be considering a possible run for president in 2020. Just last week we told you he made his third visit to Iowa, which typically draws presidential hopefuls because of Iowa's first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses.  And now today, Governor Bullock told CNN's Jake Tapper he supports a ban on assault weapons: "You know, I would, Jake. If we were to really step back for a minute, I think most folks that -- be it in Montana or e...

  • Knife brought into Walmart Supercenter

    Knife brought into Walmart Supercenter

    Sunday, August 19 2018 7:41 PM EDT2018-08-19 23:41:51 GMT
    Sunday, August 19 2018 7:43 PM EDT2018-08-19 23:43:40 GMT

    Around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 19th Great Falls Police Department cars were at the Walmart Supercenter on 5320 10th Ave. S. KFBB was told by the GFPD that there was an altercation that happened inside of the store, and there was knife.  A Walmart employee told KFBB that there was an altercation.  As KFBB learns more, we will keep you updated. 

    Around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 19th Great Falls Police Department cars were at the Walmart Supercenter on 5320 10th Ave. S. KFBB was told by the GFPD that there was an altercation that happened inside of the store, and there was knife.  A Walmart employee told KFBB that there was an altercation.  As KFBB learns more, we will keep you updated. 

  • Possible shots fired on west side of Great Falls

    Possible shots fired on west side of Great Falls

    Monday, August 20 2018 10:49 PM EDT2018-08-21 02:49:53 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-08-21 03:46:16 GMT

    Sources close to the KFBB newsroom report shots have been fired at a location near 6th Street Northwest and Smelter Avenue on the northwest end of Great Falls.  No information has been confirmed. Montana Highway Patrol officers on scene tell our reporter the call came over around 7:15pm.  6th St. NW is currently blocked off to traffic from Smelter Avenue. We will continue to update you as more information becomes available. 

    Sources close to the KFBB newsroom report shots have been fired at a location near 6th Street Northwest and Smelter Avenue on the northwest end of Great Falls.  No information has been confirmed. Montana Highway Patrol officers on scene tell our reporter the call came over around 7:15pm.  6th St. NW is currently blocked off to traffic from Smelter Avenue. We will continue to update you as more information becomes available. 

  • Large first responder presence for man on bridge

    Large first responder presence for man on bridge

    Sunday, August 19 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-08-19 22:31:36 GMT
    Sunday, August 19 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-08-19 22:31:36 GMT
    Drivers may have noticed a large police and fire presence on the 10th Street Bridge Sunday afternoon.. that's because a man was seen sitting on the edge and walking on the bridge.  Great Falls Police and Great Falls Fire Rescue responded. According to a firefighter on scene, the man is Ben Staples, who caused a stir earlier this year when he was seen walking on the ice of the Missouri River.  After talking to Staples, GFPD and Great Falls Fire Rescue left the scene. It is ...
    Drivers may have noticed a large police and fire presence on the 10th Street Bridge Sunday afternoon.. that's because a man was seen sitting on the edge and walking on the bridge.  Great Falls Police and Great Falls Fire Rescue responded. According to a firefighter on scene, the man is Ben Staples, who caused a stir earlier this year when he was seen walking on the ice of the Missouri River.  After talking to Staples, GFPD and Great Falls Fire Rescue left the scene. It is ...
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