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Missoula Salvation Army seeks donations for temporary warming shelter

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The city of Missoula is considering giving the Missoula Salvation Army permission to run a temporary warming shelter, but the Salvation Army needs to raise thousands of dollars to turn the idea into a reality. 

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Light Up Downtown with the Business Improvement District Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Joan Redeen with the Business Improvement District stopped by the KFBB studio to talk about a fun new event happening in Great Falls: Light Up Downtown! Instead of local businesses just decorating their main windows, the BID is encouraging property owners to decorate their entire buildings. Building decor must be in place by Friday, Dec. 7th. From Friday, Dec. 7-Friday, Dec. 14th people can vote for their favorite building on Facebook. The winner wil...

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Local college potentially assisting paramedic shortage

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GREAT FALLS- In general, Great Falls Fire Rescue has about 24 paramedics on staff, but right now, they're short 8 people, with only 16.   As a result, the department is now working with Great Falls College MSU to put together a program to help transition current EMT's into full-blown paramedics.  "This program is really about the community. If we can get to you in a timely manner to make a difference, we can save your life or we can lessen your pain and suffering. That'... More>>

Possible recount for Dever/Galloway

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GREAT FALLS- In your Hometown Election Headquarters this morning the Cascade County Elections Office canvased their elections, making voter results official. There's a 14 vote difference in the house of representatives district 23 race between Laura Dever and Lola Sheldon Galloway putting Galloway ahead for now. Whenever there are candidates who are within the margin of a quarter of one percent, they are automatically guaranteed a recount, but if it's between a quarter and a half of ... More>>

Already looking ahead to next year's election

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GREAT FALLS- It's significant because this was their largest turn out for midterm elections in the last 12 years. Normally they only have a 55 to 65 percent voter outcome.  They were also slowed down because they had to count a two-page ballot, which is more pages than they've ever had to count before since there were more candidates and issues than usual. On top of that, their machine was running a little slow at one point. The elections office says we're actually the only big ... More>>

Local Business Spotlight: Wheels of Thunder

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It all started as a passion for Janine Hieb, she fell in love with roller skating when she was growing up and later created Wheels of Thunder as a result. While there, you can find a different group of people skating every day. This includes Christian skate nights, costume parties and live music and games. Janine Hieb says she wants to show people that skating is fun, and helps you physically and psychologically. "It was so much fun," Hieb said. "You got to meet peop... More>>

Final beam topped off at Central School

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Construction crews topped off the final beam at the new Central Elementary School project in Helena on Monday. For many at the ceremony, this meant more than just taking a step in completing a building.   Students and faculty at central were displaced after their downtown campus was condemned more than six years ago. Since then, classes have been held at an old facility that doesn't fully equip their needs. The new facility will be state of the art and help shift learning to ... More>>

Local election officials weigh on on $3 million grant

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Montana election officials have a $3 million federal grant that they want to use on a new statewide voter registration system. However, we explains why some officials on the local election level say that money should go towards something else. According to the AP, Several county election workers say the bulk of the grant should be spent on voting equipment upgrades. They say many of our larger counties are overwhelmed with high absentee voting numbers and about a dozen of our smalle... More>>

Thanksgiving Turkey Drive at Great Falls College MSU

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Student Government at Great Falls College MSU spent Monday handing out Thanksgiving turkeys and side dishes to students in need as part of their turkey drive. This is the second year that the event took place. The student government sent out a poll to fellow students to see who all was in need.  Local churches, grocery stores, and students and staff donated money for the supplies. They say that last year they helped around 20 people and this year it grew to over 50. "To ... More>>

Substitute Teacher Shortage at Great Falls Public Schools

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Great Falls Public Schools is in need of substitute teachers due to a shortage.  Last school year, GFPS had 939 absences and out of those, only 419 shifts were filled.Human Resources Director, Kerry Dattilo, says they are looking to find around 30-50 substitute teachers. This includes those who are qualified to work with students with special needs. Right now the current staff members have been working extra hard to fill vacancies. "We also have several employees who work... More>>

The Latest: Officer shot at Chicago hospital

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CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police say an officer has been shot during an active-shooting incident at a hospital on the city's South Side.   

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Name released of suspect in Domino's incident in Butte

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BUTTE- A man climbed on the roof of Domino's Pizza after leading Butte-Silver Bow Police on a high-speed chase early Saturday evening.

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Beyond the Unabomber: Lincoln, Montana looks back after 20 years

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The Unabomber, whose real name is Ted Kaczynski, killed three people and injured 23 through the homemade bombs he sent across the country. Ted lived in a small cabin off Stemple Pass Road in Lincoln. A movie production crew has moved in to recreate not only Ted’s story, but Lincoln’s story. 

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Prostate cancer awareness Video included

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If you’ve noticed a little more facial hair around your office, that’s because it’s the annual, "No Shave November". Besides the burly look, this month is dedicated to prostate cancer awareness. According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. The most viable ages for prostate cancer are between 55-70, with 60% of cases diagnosed at the age of 65+. However, without proper screenings, can... More>>

Alexander Temple: Feeding those in need on Thanksgiving

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GREAT FALLS- For the past 5 years on Thanksgiving morning Alexander Temple has handed out Thanksgiving dinner baskets to families in need. Starting at 9 in the morning people join together at the church to hand out baskets with all the Thanksgiving food supplies you would need to make a dinner. Last year, Alexander Temple says they gave away over 140 baskets.   "It's something we really take pride in. It's a delight to do. We start the beginning of the year to prepare for ...

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Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting in Missoula

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A suspect is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Missoula's Slant Streets neighborhood.

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Shopping local for the holidays

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GREAT FALLS- Believe it or not, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday is less than a week away. Business owners tell me they had a great response to Black Friday and Small Business Saturday last year. One of the things they really try to do is make sure it's a fun event for both them and the customers.  As you walk down these streets of downtown Great Falls, you'll notice all the windows decked out with Christmas displays sending a message to onlookers that shopping locally ... More>>

16-year-old Ronan shooting suspect apprehended after chase

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A juvenile has been arrested in connection with a shooting which happened last week in Ronan.  The Ronan Police Department says the 16-year-old was wanted because of a November 15th shooting which occurred on the 300 block of 12th Avenue NW in Ronan According to Ronan Police, on November 17, 2018 a CSKT Tribal Officer saw the suspect in a vehicle in the Pablo area. The officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle to apprehend the 16 year old for the shooting inci...

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What's new at Holiday Happenings

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GREAT FALLS- It's the annual Holiday Happenings this weekend over at the Montana ExpoPark, and we wanted to fill you in on some of the new vendors they have this year. Even though 50 percent of the vendors return every single year to sell things like jewelry, holiday decor, and food items, Holiday Happenings tell us it's also fun to get new vendors who bring in fresh new products like oils from Oregon. There are also some vendors who haven't been at the show in a while and are now he... More>>

ALERT: Missing woman in Missoula

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MISSOULA- Then Missoula County Sheriff's Office says officers, family, and friends are currently looking for a missing woman named, Kerina Lynn Moslander who is 37 years old and lives in Missoula.  Police say, she was last seen on November 8th in Deer Lodge and Clinton. She may be traveling in a 1993 white Jeep Cherokee (license plate - 4-96042A). Police were told by family members that it's unlike her to not be in contact with her family. If you have any information on her wher...

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Helena school bus allegedly becomes setting for drug-related activity

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HELENA- According to the Lewis & Clark County Sheriff's Office, a school resource officer was called yesterday, November 17th to investigate the sale/distribution of drugs that happened on a bus earlier in the week.    Police say a 17-year-old Helena boy was cited for criminal possession of dangerous drugs and distribution of dangerous drugs. He was allegedly providing marijuana "consumables" to several other students on the bus. Police tell us the male was cit...

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Cats Claw Back in 118 Brawl of the Wild

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After the much anticipated hype this week, the 118th Brawl of the Wild kicked off in Missoula at Washington Grizzly Stadium Saturday. Aside from being the biggest college rivalry game in the state, a potential playoff berth was on the line for both teams, who each held a record of 6-4 ahead of the game. But it was the home team who quickly made their presence known early in the game. On the opening drive, the Grizzlies marched down the field and capped off the impressive 73-yard marc...

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Community Spotlight: Girl Scouts host first ever Holiday Bazaar

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Join Girl Scout Troop 3089 from Ulm for their first every Holiday Bazaar.  It will be held at Ulm Elementary from 10-2pm on December 1st. Seventeen vendors are all ready to sell your handmade and local crafts.  Admission is free and all proceeds go right back to Troop 3089.  The money raised will be partially put towards the local food bank.   Concessions are provided by the local 4H club as well. More>>

Getting rid of plastic holiday shopping bags

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GREAT FALLS- It's the holiday shopping season. Which means more and more leftover plastic bags hanging around your house. Tonight we're learning, those plastic bags could have a major impact on our homeless community. The Friends of Great Falls Vet Center are weaving plastic bags together to make mattresses so those without a mat to sleep on, can have one. They tell us they're soft, cushiony, and waterproof. It takes about three weeks to make one mat, and their goals are to make at l...

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100-year-old fan to root for Griz in Brawl of the Wild

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The Griz-Cat rivalry game brings together fans of all ages scattered all over the globe. Perhaps, no Griz fan deserves more recognition than 100-year-old Gracie Schumacher of Polson.

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Weather causing dangerous conditions

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GREAT FALLS- Wind has caused all kinds of delays and incidents. We were told a semi jack-knifed near the wolf creek interchange. It closed the southbound passing lane and brought speeds down to about 45 miles an hour. Throughout the day it just kept getting windier and snowier causing parts of a roof to blow off of an abandoned trailer in Vaughn. Michelle Payne with the Vaughn Volunteer Fire Department tells us they had the scene cleared rather quickly but warned about hazardous driv... More>>

Prioritizing which roads get plowed

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GREAT FALLS- In Cascade County, there are 62 miles of asphalt which is all prioritized on whether or not it's a highly traveled road or a route school buses take every day.  When there's a small snowstorm, Cascade County Public Works said they are able to reach the majority of their routes including the gravel roads, but when there's a big snow storm, it can take up to two to three days to reach every road, which is why your road may not be first on the county's list.  How... More>>

Where to watch the Brawl of the Wild Cat-Griz game

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MISSOULA - Thousands of fans will be watching Saturday for the 118th Brawl of the Wild. The historic rivalry between the University of Montana Grizzlies and the Montana State University Bobcats takes place this year at Washington-Grizzly Stadium.  If you can't make it to the stadium...

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Train kills grizzly cub in northwestern Montana

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COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (AP) - State wildlife officials say a male grizzly bear cub was struck and killed by a freight train in northwestern Montana.    Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say the bear was killed by a BSNF Railway train on Nov. 8 near Columbia Falls.    Investigators did not find any attractants at the site.    The male cub is one of three grizzly bears to have died in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem within the past m... More>>

Community increases reward for information on school threats

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HAVRE - All classes, activities, clubs, and meetings have been canceled at Havre High School after a specific threat was written on the wall of the boys' bathroom.  

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From Coaching to Prison: Former Cats addresses Demons

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Joe O’Brien’s story has been shared from local news all the way to ESPN. “Definitely a drug addict and alcoholic,” O’Brien said.    Once a promising assistant coach at Montana State University he was fired after being convicted of drug trafficking and money laundering and sentenced to prison. “Everyday above ground is a good one,” he said. After his release, he was given another chance at coaching, volunteering at Simms High, s...

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How to tell if your child has been sexually abused Video included

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Price has been with the Great Falls Police Department Special Victims Unit since 2013. He is only 1 of 5 detectives handling over 200 cases a year dealing with the sexual abuse of a child.

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Bullock proposes state budget with a focus on fiscal responsibility

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Governor Steve Bullock pitched his ideas on how our state's budget should be spent over the next couple of years. The 2021 Biennium budget has four key focuses, but Bullock mainly stressed the importance of ensuring fiscal responsibility. He said his plan will keep the state budget balanced in three ways. By  putting aside $300 million in a rainy day fund, by being structurally balanced and not spending money the state doesn't have and by making investments. "We can create... More>>

Brawl of the Wild Kickoff in Great Falls Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Char Ross stopped by the KFBB studios to talk about the annual Brawl of the Wild Kickoff Party on Saturday, November 17th.  The party at Beef 'O' Brady's starts at 11:00am, kickoff is at noon. The event will feature prizes, food, drinks, and a 50/50 drawing. There is also an opportunity to donate to the Alumni Associations; money goes towards supporting scholarships for future Cats and Griz.  For more information about the event, call Case...

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UPDATE: 3 suspects arrested in Idaho after Jefferson Co. Deputy was shot at

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Jefferson County Sheriff's Department says 2 more people have been arrested and identified in relation to Tuesday's shooting. 

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The Latest: GOP legislative leaders reject tax increase plan

Republican legislative leaders are rejecting a proposal by Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock to raise taxes on tobacco, liquor, rental cars and hotel rooms to help pay for state programs.

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T-Shirt logo scam targets local businesses

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Downtown Helena, Inc says a fundraising campaign contacting local businesses claiming to be with Helena Schools is fraudulent.  "It appears there is someone contacting various businesses in our community about fundraising for the various activity programs I administer. In short, business owners are getting phone calls from individuals claiming to be raising funds for various activities by selling a logo on a T-Shirt. The two calls I have received from busine...

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Bullock's $10.3B budget plan would extend Medicaid expansion

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is proposing a two-year, $10.3 billion budget that includes the re-authorization of a health insurance program for about 96,000 low-income residents.

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Animal shelters across the state need your help Video included

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Montana is facing a major overcrowding issue in animal shelters across the state.  With every shelter at max capacity, if not more, animal shelters are forced to make room wherever possible. The main culprits of the overcrowding are cats, however, dogs are also part of the equation. Typically, Great Falls Animal Shelter sees an influx increase in the summers, but this year, they’ve seen more than usual. The Great Falls Animal Shelter typically has a cutoff of aroun... More>>

Missoula Food Bank in need of frozen turkey donations

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The Missoula Food Bank & Community Center says it's short on turkeys for its Thanksgiving dinner event, and it's asking the Missoula community for help. 

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Pursuit follows after shots fired in Sanders County

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The Sanders County Sheriff's Office is reporting that deputies are actively pursuing suspects after gunshots were fired in the Trout Creek area.

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Giving Tuesday with United Way of Cascade County Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Kim Skornogoski stopped by the KFBB studios to talk about "Giving Tuesday," the annual day of giving on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving.  This year, United Way of Cascade County is teaming up with GFPD and St. Vincent de Paul to buy Christmas dinner and presents for local families in need. Scheels is matching the first $1,500 in donations. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, visit United Way's website or head to direct...

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Threat puts Ulm Public School on Lockdown

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According to the Ulm Public Schools Facebook page, a threat found Wednesday landed the school in lockdown after law enforcement was notified. Law enforcement investigated the threat, and found it to not be credible. School is expected to resume as usual Thursday. 

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Michael Echeverria pleads guilty to Aggravated Assault

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Echeverria appeared in Cascade County court Wednesday to hear his trial date, which is set for June 4th. Robert Fuentes, his friend that was arrested after Echeverria's bail hearing for tampering with a witness, asked the state to reduce his bail from $70,000 to $10,000. After Judge Parker heard several arguments from both the state and the defense including Fuentes being under house arrest in California. The judge decided to keep his bail at the $70,000. Judge Parker said he would re...

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Teacher accused of kicking student on Ft Peck Reservation

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According to Fort Peck Councilmen Jestin Dupree's FaceboOK page, a teacher is accused of kicking a student who was having a bad day This incident was brought to the attention of the Poplar school board on Monday. According to the Facebook post, the teacher was assisting with a first grader who was having a bad day. The teacher accidentally stepped on the child's hand then the student kicked at the teacher. In return, the teacher then kicked the child. Councilman Dupree said in that ... More>>

Winter Fire Safety Tips

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Fires can be just as common in the winter as they are in the summer. Last year the Helena Fire Department Responded to over a dozen structure fires from November to March. Even when the snow is coming down outside it doesn't take much for a fire to start in your home. Lou Antonick the Fire Marshall for the Helena Fire Department says they are very busy in the winter. “The winter time we always see an increase in calls. Fire related calls and then carbon monoxide related ca...

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Victim identified; Gray charged with negligent homicide

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According to the Havre Daily News, a Harlem woman faces possible negligent homicide charges after she allegedly fought with another woman and leaving here in the cold weather. According to court documents,  the call came into dispatch last Thursday morning of two women arguing on Bullhook road just south of Havre. Once authorities arrived, Alaynna Gray told deputies that she had been drinking with the deceased woman. Gray inform officials that the other woman was driving when th...

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Missing Great Falls woman found safe

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The Great Falls Police Department is looking for a missing 79-year-old woman named Nadine.  Nadine suffers from dementia, and police say she wandered away from her home on the 1100 block of 1st Avenue South sometime around 4:00 Tuesday afternoon.  Nadine is described as Caucasian, with blonde hair, blue eyes, and about five feet tall. Nadine weighs around 85 pounds, and was last seen wearing green scrubs, a bright pink parka, and possibly gray sweatpants.  If you see...

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Missoula crash blocks East Broadway

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The Missoula Police Department warned residents of a road closure on East Broadway St. near the Missoula College on Tuesday evening. Officials said the four vehicle crash caused traffic to be temporarily rerouted onto Interstate 90.

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Veterans turn passion for service into bus driving

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Bus drivers, we trust them with some of our most precious cargo. When you send you kids off to school you can only hope the driver, and equipment carrying your child, is safe. Good news for parents, the Helena Public Schools transportation system, has added a unique layer of safety, in the form of the people they employ. "I have a background in aviation, but it’s also in aviation safety. And the last thing I’d ever want to have happen is to have a child get hurt,&q... More>>

32nd Annual Holiday Happenings Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Rachael Kerkes stopped by the KFBB studios to talk about the 32nd Annual Holiday Happenings in Great Falls.  This year's event will take place Saturday, November 17th from 10:00-5:00pm, and Sunday, November 18th from 10:00-3:00pm. Cost is $5/person, kids are free. The event is at Montana Expo Park.  For more information, search "Holiday Happenings 2018" on Facebook. 

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Horse owner speaks up about two dead horses found in Sun Prairie Village

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GREAT FALLS- We have continuing coverage tonight on a story we first brought you Saturday.  Two horses are dead in Sun Prairie Village, neighbors said it's due to neglect but today we hear from the woman who says the horses were hers. Karen Salle told us how frustrated she was and how she would never, ever neglect her horses.  She insists she provided them with food and water and they just died from old age. "Their heart slows down. Their blood pressure slows down. Ev... More>>

Malmstrom commander relieved of duty

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MALMSTROM AFB - Lieutenant Colonel Raymond Fortner, the commander of the 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron, has been relieved of duty.  According to a press release from MAFB Public Affairs, Colonel Aaron Guill relieved Fortner due to,  "loss of trust and confidence after a series of events."   Complaints had been filed with the 341st Missile Wing Inspector General, which is what initiated an investigation.  It concluded several of those complaints ...

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Scientists: Wind, drought worsen fires, not bad management

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Both nature and humans share blame for California’s devastating wildfires, but forest management did not play a major role, despite President Donald Trump’s claims, fire scientists say. 

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Rising world of Esports could help pay for your kids education

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In a world where we have to remind kids to take breaks from TV and video games, a new sport is emerging which not only could help pay for their education, but also help them find a possible career. Video gaming is an ever growing sport across the world. While many might not think of gaming as a sport, the college athletes and professionals say otherwise. “It takes a lot of work and hard effort. I mean the pros can make 20,000 a month. This can turn into a lifestyle, just from... More>>

Phillips 66, Bridger plan for new pipeline to Texas

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Phillips 66 and Bridger Pipeline say they have preliminary plans for a new pipeline to send Bakken crude oil to Texas.

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Pita Pit is officially open once again

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Less than a month ago, 25-year-old Allen Roberts was arrested on 18 charges after crashing into a Pita Pit in Great Falls on 10th Ave. S.  What originally was supposed to take a week turned into several as store manager Christine Rattlingtail repaired severe damages and revamped the store.  Today, the Pita Pit is finally RE-opening their doors with a newly renovated interior.  Robert's arraignment is scheduled for Thursday, November 15th, at 2 pm.  More>>

One bar in Great Falls is taking safety to the next level Video included

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How safe do you feel going to your local bar? It’s a question on many people’s minds after the recent shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California. The day and age we live in is much different than it was even just a few years ago. It’s something one bar here in Great Falls recognizes and does their best to keep up with. The Alumni Club considers safety a number on priority.   In fact, not only are security members on staff but a new rule was just implemen... More>>

Schoolbus driver shortage improves in Great Falls

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For the past few years schools around Montana have been faced with a school bus driver shortage, but now Great Falls Public Schools has caught a break. Big Sky Bus lines has hired 10-12 new employees, they say they also have seven new people in training. This helps keep GFPS bus routes intact, however the company says they are not yet at full staff. Right now, Big Sky Bus Lines says their employees work extra hours everyday to keep the buses moving. Recently, Big Sky Bus Lines ...

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Great Falls testing out 211 call service

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GREAT FALLS- The 211 call program offers help to any Montanan, and particularly veterans, for help getting connected with services like where to find a food bank.

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Mother looking for her missing son

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A mother in Helena is desperately searching for her teenage son, after he went missing last week. She believes someone in the community might be providing him shelter. Whether they know it or not, whoever is hiding him is committing a felony. Harboring a missing or runaway teen, or any child under 18-year-old, is considered "custodial interference." The offense is  defined as any person that knowingly takes, entices or withholds a minor from their lawful guardian. If c... More>>

Helena officials select top pick for city manager

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Helena officials have selected their top pick to run the city. On Sunday, commissioners gave Ana Cortez of Yakima, Washington a formal offer to become the new Helena City Manager Mayor Wilmot Collins said Cortez stood out among the more than 100 other candidates because she has a striking amount of experience. The candidate is currently serving as the assistant city manager and interim finance director in Yakima. She's also held several leadership positions throughout California. Co...

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Holiday Portraits with Pet Paw See Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Pam Lemelin with Pet Paw See stopped by the KFBB studio to discuss upcoming holiday portraits for families and their pets.  This year's portrait session will take place on Sunday, November 18th from 10:00am-4:00pm at Petco in Great Falls. Cost is $39 for a digital copy, which you can then take yourself to get printed wherever you'd like.  Contact Pam Lemelin to schedule and avoid the line at 727.5229 or admin@petpaw-see.com.

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Protesters speak out about Sen. Tester's efforts with veterans

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GREAT FALLS- Protesters gathered on the sidewalks of downtown Great Falls this afternoon to express frustration on how Sen. Jon Tester is handling veteran issues. They believe Sen. Tester isn't living up to what he said he'd do to help veterans. The duo held up signs saying "Tester hasn't kept his promises to vets". They told us some more protesters had stopped by throughout the hours of 11:00 and 1:00 this afternoon. "I've seen so many veterans come by here and say y...

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Sheridan Sheriffs Office says there is no threat to school system

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According to the Sheridan County Sheriff's Department Facebook page, around 4 pm Sunday afternoon deputies were made aware of possible threats made to the school system. Deputies made contact with students who heard the threat to get to the source of the issue. According to comments from the Sheridan County Sheriff's office Facebook, the threats came from within one of the schools. As of November 12, 2018, at 9:42 am deputies are still investigating the threats and no f...

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Baristas make or break the coffee experience

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If you walk into Morning Light Coffee Roasters you most likely will be welcomed in by Tim Luoma.  He says being a Barista isn’t about just making coffee, but being a friendly face to talk to. “I think that is what a coffee shop is all about. People think of it as their second home, so it is nice to help people feel comfortable, help people start their day before they go to work, make them laugh make them smile, tell them a good joke, make them a drink,” said Ti... More>>

Comic book genius Stan Lee, Spider-Man creator, dies at 95

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Comic book genius Stan Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died. He was 95.

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Bear attack west of Columbia Falls

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On November 11, 2018 at approximately 9 a.m. the Flathead County Sheriff's Office received a report of a Bear Attack just off Trumble Canyon Road north-west of Columbia Falls. The Flathead County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page says two males had reportedly been hunting when one of the males was attacked. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office, North Valley Search and Rescue, the Two Bear Air Rescue Helicopter and ALERT responded. According to the sheriff's office, the victi...

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Honoring & remembering local veterans across our country

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GREAT FALLS- At 11 a.m. this morning, bells were rung 21 times across the world in honor of those who've served our country. Here in Great Falls, the community gathered over at Centene Stadium where guest speakers who've had loved ones serve in the military talked about how important it is to not only honor those who've selflessly sacrificed their lives, but take the time to learn their story about how, and why, they served our country. "It's not just a piece of metal, or the m...

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Local veteran dives into Montana's historic role in WWI

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GREAT FALLS- Local Great Falls resident Ken Robison served our country in the Navy for 30 years, and now, he's taken his experiences and love of research to learn more about our military.   Well, Ken has a lot of interesting facts to share about not only his time serving but also how our state has evolved through war. Particularly, the role women have played.  Many days, you'll find Ken Robison sitting in this blue chair on his laptop as he types page after page about the ... More>>

Dangers of distracted driving

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The dangers of distracted driving are well-known and well-documented. However, a recent study shows that many parents still use their hand-held devices, even while driving with their children in the car. The study surveyed a group of 760 parents with children between the ages of four and ten. Researchers found that about half of parents talked on a cell phone while driving, while one in three read text messages and one in seven used social media. Purva Grover, M.D., a pediatric ... More>>

Neighbors say two horses dead on property

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GREAT FALLS- As of lately we've covered several neglected and abused animal cases, and this evening we share with you another possible case. This time its horses left alone in freezing conditions causing them to die on an unknown property Surrounding neighbors told us they were in awe with what they saw in their backyards and said this could be happening due to people simply not being able to afford the upkeep on their own pets. Before you watch this, we do want to warn you these ima...

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Veterans get an early Thanksgiving meal today

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GREAT FALLS- Veterans got a little head start this afternoon, November 10th on a nice home-cooked Thanksgiving meal, thanks to folks helping out over at the Grace Home. Local groups in our community spent yesterday afternoon at Central Catholic High School preparing all the food you see so these vets could all enjoy a free turkey lunch. There were all the classic Thanksgiving food items on their menu including stuffing, cranberry sauce, and of course pumpkin pie. "It means a lo... More>>

Krauth facing child pornography charges

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that Lothar Konrad Krauth, 80, of Great Falls, appeared on a criminal complaint before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston on charges of receipt of child pornography. The complaint alleges the crime occurred from about Oct. 26, 2017 to Oct. 26, 2018 in Cascade County. The complaint is merely an accusation and Krauth is presumed innocent until proven guilty. If indicted and convicted of the charge in the complaint, Krauth faces a mi...

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Community Spotlight: Wildlife Film Premier

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In tonight's community spotlight the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center is hosting a film premiere called Wildlife. The film is set in Great Falls and will have a reception and Q&A session afterward with Author Richard Ford, Author of the book the film is based on. The event is Wednesday, November 14th, at 6:30 P.M. at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. Tickets are $8. They are available at Kaufman's and the Interpretive Center. 

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Local Business Spotlight: Cogswell Insurance Agency

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Cogswell Insurance Agency has been working to help Montana Residents for more than 80 years.  They don't just help with auto, home and business insurance, but they are also there for your furry friends too. "Pets are part of your family," Cogswell Insurance CEO and Owner Dianne Meinhardt said. "If you have ever had to take your pet to the veterinarian, have anything done, if they need surgery, it's just like having health insurance for you and your family." ...

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Local students honoring those who've served and protected us

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GREAT FALLS- Veterans were left speechless today after students across Great Falls got the chance to say how much their service means to our community. Past and present military members were surrounded with a presentation from the students at Giant Springs Elementary this afternoon, explaining why our veterans in Great Falls matter, and how without their selfless sacrifice to serve, our country wouldn't be where it is today.  A U.S. Navy veteran who served from 1957 to 1962 tel... More>>

Benefis receives Coronary Interventional Excellence Award

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GREAT FALLS- Benefis is now officially among the top ten percent in the nation, for performing quality coronary intervention and cardiac care for their patients. They received the Coronary Interventional Excellence Award, which recognizes hospitals for their ability to take care of their patients with heart problems and then be able to perform outstanding procedures on them. Benefis says this award isn't just given because of their work inside the operating room, but because of our ... More>>

Deer removal cuts down potential collisions

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For the past decade, the Helena Police Department has cut down the number of potential accidents in a unique way. HPD is tasked with removing deer from the city, and they're working to continue that cause. Starting December 1, HPD will begin its annual task of trapping and removing hundreds of the hazardous creatures. This season, they've been advised by Fish, Wildlife and Parks to remove about 200 deer. Since the department started the effort in 2008, they've taken in more than 1... More>>

Hotline Helps Struggling Veterans

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It's a statistic many Montanans are all too familiar with, our state has the highest rate of suicide in the nation. However, thanks to a new program, those struggling in our communities now have easier access to help. Montanans in the western part of our state will now be able to access the 211 hotline. The program is a support call line made for veterans, but everyone in the community will be able to utilize the services. The new number is not a crisis line, but rather helps peo... More>>

Zinke says he won't run for Montana governor in 2020

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he won't run for Montana governor in 2020.

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Judge blocks further construction on Keystone XL Pipeline

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UPDATE: A federal judge in Great Falls has blocked construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

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Montana vote totals, absentee returns set state records

More voters cast ballots in this week's election than any other midterm in Montana history, and only two presidential elections have had higher voter numbers.

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Do you have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? Video included

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Many are looking forward to the winter sports and snowball fights, but for some, it’s a fight to make it through the dark and cold winter months. Seasonal Affective Disorder, otherwise known as SAD, affects roughly 3 million people every year. However, it is often just written off for what many might call the “Winter Blues”. According to the Mayo Clinic, signs and symptoms to look out for include depression,low energy, difficulty concentrating,... More>>

Montana Rescue Mission in need of financial support this holiday season Video included

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The Montana rescue mission is asking for your help when it comes to this holiday season. 

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Veterans Day: a soldier's story

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Trevor Allen knew he wanted to enlist in the U.S. Army when he was in middle school. His gut told him he was meant to be an infantryman.

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Community Spotlight: Bells of Peace

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Today in Community Spotlight, Michael Winters with the Montana Veterans Memorial stopped by the KFBB studio to discuss the upcoming Bells of Peace event. 

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HPD on the lookout for "drifting" drivers

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As snow and ice sets on the pavement, some folks might feel inclined to test their tires and drift in parking lots. While doing donuts may simply sound like fun, it’s actually very illegal. In fact, the Helena Police Department is currently looking for the driver of a car who was spinning circles in the Murdoch’s parking lot. They were caught on camera causing damage to several of the ranch and home supply store's snow blowers . HPD has not caught the culprits yet, bu... More>>

Sheriff Leo Dutton prepares to tackle another role

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Voters confirmed on Tuesday Leo Dutton will continue to serve as Sheriff in Lewis and Clark County. He's acted as sheriff since 2008, but he'll have to tackle more duties than ever this time around. We explain how Dutton plans to take on the role of coroner as well. “We'll meet those challenges. We'll do it and we'll be ready," said Sheriff Dutton. Even though the coroner position is being consolidated, Dutton says residents shouldn't notice a change in services. In fact... More>>

Two women killed near Browning, FBI investigating

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A woman has died after being hit and killed by a car in Browning around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday. 

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Man accused of kicking toddler in the stomach repeatedly

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According to charging documents, GFPD responded to a domestic dispute on November 7, 2018, on 10th Street North. 

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UPDATE: AMBER Alert canceled for Lakeside girl

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KALISPELL - The Montana Department of Justice issued an AMBER Alert for a 12-year-old Flathead area girl. 

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Vehicle may have led to building fire at Missoula auto repair shop

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The Missoula Fire Department (MFD) believes a vehicle parked inside an auto repair shop may have started a fire at the shop Wednesday night.  According to MFD crews were called to Rocky Mountain Diesel for a report of smoke and flames just after 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.

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Missoula parents focus on street crossing safety after accident

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Missoula parents are on high alert after a six-year-old girl was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street near her school bus stop Tuesday morning. Families that live along the road where it happened are trying to help their kids understand street safety.  

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CMC to offer free cervical cancer screening day

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The Missoula Community Medical Center will offer free cervical cancer screenings at its Cancer Care Center on Thursday, November 8.  

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Jesse Slaughter wins race for Cascade County Sheriff

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Early numbers show Jesse Slaughter (D) is leading the polls in the race for Cascade County Sheriff.

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Back on the air in Lewistown

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We will be off the air in Lewistown while Northwestern Energy is burying a new power line. We expect things to be back up within the next hour or so.

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Matt Rosendale concedes

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Things started to wind down in Helena on Wednesday. After a very tight senate race, Matt Rosendale has conceded to Senator Jon tester. The republican senate hopeful has not made any public appearances today, but released a statement saying:          "While we suffered a setback, our movement and our cause will continue to move forward. I will never stop working to make our country and state better.'" As many Montanans know, Matt Rose... More>>

Senator Tester's victory speech and what his plans are next

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Senator Jon Tester broke down to tears this morning during his victory speech. Thanking those who voted for him and laying out what he hopes to accomplish in his third term. “We've done everything we can do and we've got a lot more to do to keep our promises we’ve made to the veterans of this country,” said Senator Jon Tester. Senator Jon Tester's victory speech touched on a number of topics like Montana values, veteran care and even forgetting party lines for what... More>>

Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions submits resignation in letter to President Donald Trump. Trump says Sessions' chief of staff Matthew Whitaker will become acting attorney general. This is a developing story.

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UPDATE: Missing teen found safe.

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The Helena Police Department has issued a Missing and Endangered Person Advisory for Caleb Wayne Taylor. He was last seen on Monday, November 5th, in Helena. 

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Gianforte celebrates reelection, Kathleen Williams thanks supporters

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Rep. Greg Gianforte retained his seat in the U.S. House, with election results showing him winning 52-45 percent over challenger Kathleen Williams. 

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Rosendale congratulates Sen. Tester on his victory

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State Auditor Matt Rosendale, the Republican nominee in Montana’s U.S. Senate race, released a statement Wednesday after conceding to Senator Jon Tester.

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Montana 2018 Midterm Election Numbers

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Below are the latest mid-term election numbers for the state of Montana...

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NBC News projects Gianforte wins Montana's House race

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Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte took a late lead over his Democratic challenger, Kathleen Williams, in the race for Montana’s U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday’s Election Night.

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Pondera County Sheriff's race called

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Robert Skorupa will be the new Pondera County Sheriff. He took in 71% of the vote over Ross Drishinski. All precincts have reported for Pondera County. More>>

Leo Dutton remains Lewis and Clark Sheriff for another term

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As of 10:15 p.m on November 6, the race for Lewis and Clark County Sheriff has been called.

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Election night: Behind the scenes with the Secretary of State's Office

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Most federal and local agencies are closed today for elections but the Secretary of State's office in the capitol building was open for business, as staff and volunteers prepare for a long night of going over election results. 

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Cascade County Clerk's Office says all votes looking to be counted by noon tomorrow

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GREAT FALLS- So many people voted at the Montana ExpoPark tonight that the Cascade County Clerk's Office tells us they won't get all the votes counted until at least by noon tomorrow. They originally had six people working on the late registration line and added two extras, and still can't keep the lines down which is why they're looking forward to closing their doors at 8 and getting right to counting votes. "We had 81 percent of the ballots for our active voters out. We hones... More>>

Do parents impact how their children vote?

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GREAT FALLS- For many 18-year-olds, this will be the first time casting a vote and they'll use the examples set by their parents to make their decision. We sat down with one local 18-year-old who voted today about what impact, if any, his parent's beliefs had on his choice today. Gary Dodge is a Paris Gibson senior. He credits his parents for almost all of his political beliefs, which ultimately affects how he votes at the polls, not only candidates but on specific issues as well. ... More>>

Voters turn out in droves in Cascade County

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GREAT FALLS: When the polling station at the Montana Expo park opened Tuesday a line had already formed.  Rina Moore, Cascade County Clerk & Recorder, told KFBB it was a steady flow of voters all morning long.  

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Why Longfellow Elementary went into Shelter-In-Place

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GREAT FALLS- Just a few hours ago Longfellow Elementary was under a Shelter-In-Place. Students were eventually released with care and had to be picked up by their parents with the school taking extra precautions due to a disturbance in a nearby neighborhood.  GFPS said all Longfellow students were released around 4:00 this afternoon after GFPD tells us there was a wanted individual in a house near the elementary school on the 500th block of 10th Ave. S. GFPD is still on the sce... More>>

Students shelter in place after gun stolen near Belgrade High School

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Schools in Belgrade are in a shelter in place after a hand gun was reportedly stolen from a vehicle near Belgrade High School. Law enforcement say a suspect is at large. 

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First time voters in Great Falls to the polls

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GREAT FALLS- Thousands of 18-year-olds across the country got an opportunity to vote for the very first time today. We reached out to a local 18-year-old to find out what this day means to him. Gary Dodge woke up early to vote right as the polls opened at 7 a-m. He says the early wakeup call was a small price to pay to perform his civic duty and cast his vote for the very first time. Despite which party you may align with, he believes everyone needs to get out and vote for the peopl...

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UPDATE: Missing boy found

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Missoula Police have issued a Missing and Endangered Person Advisory (MEPA) for Donivan Charlie.

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Child hit by car while crossing to get to bus stop

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A 6-year-old Missoula girl has been life-flighted for injuries after she was struck by a vehicle in Missoula Tuesday morning.

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Voters asked to allow extra time at some Missoula Co. polls

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Five precincts in Missoula County are having occasional troubles with feeding the second page of the ballot into counting machines.

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Missoula begins refunding some court surcharges

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The City of Missoula has a plan in place to issue refunds on some Municipal Court case surcharges.  

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Montana Senate race breaks financial records

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The cost of state auditor Matt Rosendale and incumbent senator Jon Tester's battle for the Montana Senate seat has topped $60 million, according to the Associated Press. 

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What Initiative 186 is really saying Video included

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Initiative 186 is basically saying that mining companies need to have a plan in place to clean up after themselves when it comes to hard rock mining.  Hard rock mining is exactly what it sounds like; mining for gold, silver, diamonds, and similar resources.  Right now, mining companies aren’t held solely responsible for any clean-up procedures. As a matter of fact, you the taxpayer foot the bill. If I-186 is passed, mining companies would have to lay out what ... More>>

In-depth look at Initiative 185 Video included

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Initiative 185 has the potential to impact every individual in Montana because it basically comes down to healthcare. According to Ballotpedia, Montana ranks 22nd in the nation for the highest tax on cigarettes. If this initiative passes, we could jump into the top five and cigarettes would be taxed an additional $2.00; making a grand total of $3.70 of tax on a single pack.  All other tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, vaping products, and even snuff would see an i... More>>

Missoula billboard remembers beloved Mountain Line bus driver

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David House is blind, but he wants everyone in Missoula to see how much he loves his late wife every time they go out for a drive. 

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Election Day Preparations

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For the past few months we've seen quite a few political ads as candidates are hoping to pave the way into a political future, but they are not the only ones who have spent the better half of 2018 gearing up for tomorrow night. As journalists, we have spent months analyzing races and getting to know the candidates and ballot initiatives. Montana Right Now employees have spent several hours in meetings and sending emails. Back in June we knew which reporters would be working with eac... More>>

Community Spotlight: Annual Vendor Meeting with Great Falls Snowmobile Club

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Today in Community Spotlight, Bill McDaniel with the Great Falls Snowmobile Club stopped by the KFBB studios to discuss the upcoming 1st Annual Vendor Meeting. There will be live demonstrations and all ages are welcome. Doors open November 7th, at 7 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars, 4123 10th Ave S, Great Falls.  More>>

Fort Peck Tribe receives grant aiding tribal & federal prosecutions

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FORT PECK- The Fort Peck Tribe has received a nearly 500,000 dollar grant to aid tribal and federal prosecutions, but what exactly does this entail? Well, U.S. Attorney, 

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Man of service hangs up hat after 30 plus years

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GREAT FALLS- 4.1 million children nationwide are reportedly being mistreated here in the U.S. that's according to the American Society for Positive Care of Children.  Here in Great Falls, one man has made it his life's mission to support people, specifically, teens involved in an abusive or even neglectful relationship.  "It became more than a job for me. it was almost like a second home," said Jim Corrigan.  Jim Corrigan has been at the forefront of Kairos... More>>

Welcome home 819th RED HORSE Squadron

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GREAT FALLS- 150 members of Malmstrom's 819th RED HORSE Squadron were welcomed home this afternoon after spending six months on a deployment. For the last six months, they've been working day in and day out serving missions in the Middle East as well as Africa.  Part of their time was spent building a command center which is now fighting against terrorism. Now that their work is done. It's time to come home and start on a new mission at home. "I'm looking forward to retir...

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How state officials prepared for election day Video included

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With less than 24 hours until one of the biggest elections in Montana history. Election offices all over the state are making last minute preparations to make sure things go off smoothly tomorrow. Dana Corson last month, the elections director for the State of Montana who said,  it takes months to prepare for such an election.  January 11, 2018, was the first-day candidates could file for candidacy for the primary election, but it's not that easy. Candidates did have to pa... More>>

Weather forecasters turn to NOAA to predict weather patterns Video included

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According to the farmer's almanac Monday was supposed to be sunny and warm but mother nature had different plans. KFBB sat down with the National Weather Service of Great Falls to see if they take into account the forecast in the almanac. The short answer, no. Instead, the meteorologist at NWS, use NOAA, which stands for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Forecasters from around the country use their state-of-the-art technology from its prediction center to forecast... More>>

USOC moves to shut down USA Gymnastics after Nassar scandal

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The U.S. Olympic Committee is moving to revoke USA Gymnastics' status as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, meting out the nuclear option to an organization that has botched its own reorganization in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar.   

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Stranger Danger puts East Valley Middle on High Alert

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One student in East Helena is lucky to be safe at home after a stranger tried to force the young girl into a car. Now the school district is on high alert. We spoke with officials to see how they're keeping the rest of the student body secured With just a few blocks separating school from her home, one unsuspecting student thought she was safe to walk on her own after classes let out, but that wasn't the case on Thursday. "From the way she described it. We feel like the woman w... More>>

The Latest: Pence plugs Rosendale, Tester touts health care Video included

Vice President Mike Pence says re-electing Montana U.S. Sen. Jon Tester to a third term would embolden the opposition to President Donald Trump and risk unraveling his accomplishments.

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Two males stabbed with a knife by another male

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GREAT FALLS- GFPD said two males were stabbed with a knife by another male and then wounded. This happened at 1800 9th Ave. S. Pheonix Apartments at around 1:00 a.m. on November, 5th. The victims were taken to the hospital and did survive. The male who stabbed the victims is in custody and was charged. We have not been told what the male has been charged with, he is a juvenile. GFPD also said there's no threat to the public. 

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Yellowstone Co. Medical Examiner finds no evidence of foul play in missing Canadian man's death Video included

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The body of Cameron Collin was recovered from Pryor Creek Saturday morning.

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City offices closed for Election

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GREAT FALLS - All city offices will be closed on Tuesday in observance of Election Day.  Please see the message below from the city offices in regards to trash pick up and other businesses that will be effected by Election Day.  CITY OFFICES CLOSED FOR ELECTION DAY GREAT FALLS, Montana – City of Great Falls offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 6, in observance of Election Day. The Great Falls Public Library and the Great Falls Animal Shelter will also be clos...

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Lowe's to close 51 stores, Montana locations not listed

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Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) today announced the wind-down of certain underperforming store locations as part of its ongoing strategic reassessment. To focus on its most profitable stores and improve the overall health of its store portfolio, the company will: Close 20 U.S. stores.

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Work wellness program could change how you work Video included

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Health and wellness in the workplace are extremely important; and with the holidays coming up, it could help you to avoid the dreaded holiday weight. The Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Bureau is offering a free workplace wellness training.  Originally, the program only allowed one trainer to work with three businesses over a three year period. However, that isn't the case anymore. The new workplace wellness program allows for a trainer to visit your bui...

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The New Frontier: From Golden Arches to Sea Floors Video included

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"People ask me that all the time, what’s the yellow stuff that I see occasionally as I drive across the state. Odds are that's canola." In 2017, over 100,000 acres of canola was grown in Montana, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. That may seem like nothing compared to the millions of acres we usually see of wheat, barley, and pulse crops. But in reality, even if we don't know it, most of us consume canola oil in some form every day. "Yea...

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One person wounded after firearm discharges

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GREAT FALLS- GFPD said a firearm was fired last night, Saturday, November 4th in someone's home leaving one person wounded. This all happened near 11th St. SW N 1st Ave. SW. GFPD also tell us there is no danger to the public. We were told by sources to the newsroom this happened around 9:00 p.m. There were about five cop cars and caution tape. As we learn more, we will keep you updated. 

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Woman arrested for attacking boyfriend with a wine bottle

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According to the Helena Police Department, they responded to a domestic disturbance call on the 900 block of Abbey on November 3, 2018. 

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Dog killed along Morony Dam

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GREAT FALLS- While one man was fishing yesterday along the Morony Dam he stumbled upon a washed up dead dog that looked like it was gruesomely killed. Micah Brady was fishing yesterday around 2:30 p.m. walking the banks  When a couple of guys who were medal detecting asked if he'd seen anything in the water.  Since Micah had his waders on he decided to walk out further to a little dirt beach to see if he saw something. And sure enough, he says he saw a dead dog who was sho... More>>

Overnight shooting in Billings injures Roundup man

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A Roundup man is hospitalized and in stable condition after being shot in his hip/pelvis in the area of 8th St. West and Terry Avenue. Billings Police Sgt. Bret Becker says the call to 911 came just before 3:00 AM. 

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How does daylight savings time impact you?

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GREAT FALLS- Since 2007, the United States Naval Observatory said daylight savings time happens every March and November, but the question is do you prefer to lose or gain an hour?  Dating all the way back to Benjamin Franklin’s time, according to Live Science, daylight savings time was put in place to adjust your clocks so people could have more daylight and save energy on lighting. But let's fast forward to today and see if daylight savings time is still helping American...

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Where are your holiday plants coming from?

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GREAT FALLS- Even though it's already November, it's hard to believe we're already talking about preparing for Christmas.  One of the traditions of the holidays includes buying plants. With that being said, the Electric City Conservatory shares how tedious the process is of making sure you have festive holiday plants every year right here in Great Falls. They start with placing a plant order all the way in Florida. Then, it gets packed up in a truck and takes a week to show up ...

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Child struck by car in Helena

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HELENA- A boy was taken to the hospital after being hit by a car on Friday, Nov. 2.

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Sen. Jon Tester pushes to make race about Montana, not Trump

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — With President Donald Trump clamoring to defeat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester and conservative groups spending heavily against him, the Democrat is falling back on a well-worn strategy in his pursuit of a third term: make the election about Montana, not Washington.

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UPDATE: Zackariah Bell found

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The Helena Police Department is asking for residents to be on the lookout for Zackariah Bell. He is a 16-year-old white male. He was last seen driving a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am with Montana plates 530200B. We're told he is not missing under suspicious circumstances but isn't taking his medication and could be suicidal. Anyone with information is asked to call Helena Police at 406-447-8461. 

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Trump plays up feud with Montana Dem senator

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President Donald Trump is playing up his feud with Democrat Jon Tester as he campaigns against the Montana senator. Trump claims at a rally at the Bozeman airport that Tester "tried to destroy" his first choice to head his administration's Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Trump’s election push Saturday focuses on Montana, Florida

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There are two more political rallies on President Donald Trump’s schedule for Saturday — and two more on Sunday and three more on Monday. And that’s after two on Friday.

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Heroin Addiction in Great Falls

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The use of heroin is on the rise in Great Falls and around the world. In 2016 the National Institute on Drug Abuse estimated that more than 900,000 Americans reported using it. "It's potent, it is cheaper, so more people are going to revert to that," Addiction Counselor Jessica Shortridge said. "Especially with the decrease in availability of getting prescription medications that are opiates." Shortridge works for the Rocky Mountain Treatment Center and says tha... More>>

Viewers report Spectrum Outages

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We have received word from viewers telling us Spectrum's services are out. We reached out to Spectrum for confirmation of an outage but have not been able to get a response. Down Detector does confirm that there are several reports of internet and TV services being down in Great Falls and other areas in the state. We will update you with more information as it becomes available. More>>

The award that hasn't stopped giving

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GREAT FALLS- Often times people are recognized for the good deeds they do, but do you ever wonder where they are today?  Well, after being awarded the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards in 2015 for mentoring those with special needs, one local Great Falls High School student has kept his volunteering efforts going inside and outside of the classroom. Jayson's desire to help special needs students all started in Mrs. Colton's middle school classroom.  "I was in the...

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Fall Art Walk Celebrates Local Talent

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“The arts just seems to be growing and growing in our town and we love it," said Richard Riccardo, Holter Museum Executive Director. From photography to metalwork, classic canvas to quirky ceramics, Helena's fall art walk has something for just about everyone. "We're all in for a fun treat. It's going to be a really night just seeing all of the new work that people are bringing out for the season,"  Brianna Steele, Downtown Helena’s Event Coordinator... More>>

FWP warns hunters about possible CWD case

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GREAT FALLS- If you're hunting this weekend, be extra cautious. FWP suspects three different deer harvested in central Montana could have Chronic Wasting Disease. FWP says a lab in Colorado is running a test to confirm if the deer have the disease. We won't know the results until sometime next week. But, this raises concerns for FWP, because one of those deer was found in an area of Liberty County that wasn't included in the original area of concern for the disease. They have since e... More>>

East Helena Schools lock down with kid's safety in mind

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Yesterday, East Helena Public Schools were forced to go on lock down after a gun went off in the area. The threat was not directed at schools, but given today's school safety climate, superintendent Ron Whitmoyer made the call to the secure his students.   Police notified Whitmoyer of the situation at around 2:20, less than an hour before school was set to release. He immediately alerted each of his school's principals and administrators, signaling them to lock down their school... More>>

Montana woman rescues wandering llama from Yellowstone park

Wilderness Ridge Trail Llamas shared this photo of one of their llamas, named Chalula. She is not listed as the llama who went rogue. Wilderness Ridge Trail Llamas shared this photo of one of their llamas, named Chalula. She is not listed as the llama who went rogue.

A llama that escaped into southern Yellowstone National Park from a guided hike in August was rescued by a Montana outfitter last weekend, just days before most of the park was to close for winter preparation.

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Great Falls women's self-defense class Video included

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A women’s self-defense class out of Great Falls is helping more and more women to defend not only themselves but their families as well.  Melissa Bento, the sole instructor/ owner of the Tun Soo Do studio in Great Falls has practiced the art of self-defense for several years; understanding what it's like to feel intimidated. "It’s just really important for me for folks to understand that there are ways to bridge that gap," explained Melissa, "Let...

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Great Falls ERGON art exhibition Video included

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The Great Falls 4th annual ERGON art show kicks off this evening and will be open for the entire month of November. The art exhibit showcases art from kids in grades K-12 and the inspiration behind some of the pieces might be a little surprising.  "I really like painting stuff about like, nature, and like fish and like water and landscapes and stuff like that," says Greydon Hart, a senior at Great Falls High School.  For others, however, inspiration came th... More>>

Soil Cycle to collect perished pumpkins around Missoula

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Soil Cycle wants to fight food waste during the holidays, and the group is starting by re-harvesting old Jack O’ Lanterns from front porches across Missoula.

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Workshop aims to encourage and support women in non-traditional occupations Video included

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A workshop in support of women in non-traditional workplaces will be held Friday at MSU Billings City College campus.

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East Helena schools put on lockdown after shot fired

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The Helena Independent Record is reporting all public schools in East Helena were locked down today after a shot was fired in the area of East Lewis Street. 

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More details about Vice President Mike Pence's return to Montana

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The Montana Republican Party on Thursday night revealed more information about Vice President Mike Pence's return to Montana. The vice president will visit Kalispell on Monday, November 5th, to campaign in support of Matt Rosendale.

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Community Spotlight: Women's Auxiliary Holiday Sale

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In today's Community Spotlight, Beth Gaiennie with Salvation Army Great Falls stopped by the KFBB studio to discuss the upcoming Women's Auxilary Salvation Army Holiday Boutique. 

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Man charged with animal cruelty for the deaths of 15 horses

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“All I can tell you is that we have 14 dead horses on tribal land and  we are investigating two suspects." 

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Officials weigh options of possible additional building for police, sheriff

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Some officials in Lewis and Clark County say law enforcement departments in the Helena area need more space. Funds are already secured to get a more than $1.2 million building downtown. However now, they're considering buying the adjoining property. Currently the sheriff's department, police department and detention center all share the same space. The detention center will spread out into their current facility, while the police and sheriff departments move to Fuller Avenue. Offi... More>>

Senator Daines tackles drug epidemic, says meth the main issue in Montana

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The opioid epidemic continues to plague Montana but today, Senator Steve Daines participated in a round table where officials from across the state discussed a bigger drug issue at hand. Across the board, they agree meth is the biggest and most detrimental drug in Montana. However, the local, state and federal agencies present offered different solutions to solve it. "We’ve got to come together to fight this problem in Montana," said Sen. Steve Daines. Some, like... More>>

ABC FOX Montana announces election night analysts

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As your hometown election headquarters, ABC FOX Montana is excited to bring you the best political analysts in the state.

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Family reacts to loss after Browning shooting, hit and run

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Today a community is mourning as 2 of their own were killed in a shooting and hit and run. The brother of one of the victims says this time of year will never be the same. “It’s pretty hardcore ya know. I didn’t know until yesterday when I found out. I didn’t find out for a long time until Halloween. Halloween is my favorite holiday and it just won’t be the same anymore,” said Herman Whitegrass. Whitegrass remembers his sister as funny, always had... More>>

Plans for Missoula Pride event underway

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Plans are in motion for Missoula’s first city-specific Pride event, and organizers hope to start an annual tradition in the community by 2019. 

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Missoula County bills President Trump for cost of visit

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Missoula County has released the cost of President Trump’s recent visit to the county, and one county commissioner isn’t happy about the numbers. 

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African Children's Choir kicking off tour in Montana Video included

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The African Children's choir will kick off their "Just As I Am" tour in Hamilton on November 1. 

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Community Spotlight: Canzoni d' Amore

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In today's Community Spotlight, Grant Harville with the Great Falls Symphony stopped by the KFBB studio to talk about Canzoni d' Amore. 

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Tester in Helena "Don't Boo, Vote!"

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Senator Jon Tester made another stop on his statewide "get out and vote tour" with a Halloween stop in Helena. He urged trick or treaters and his supporters alike saying "don't boo, vote." All of the speakers at the rally, including Governor Steve Bullock and Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney. shouted their support for democratic candidates. United States representative hopeful, Kathleen Williams, and Clerk of the Court candidate, Rex Rink, were also rallying f... More>>

Lax laws for sex offenders on Halloween in Montana

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Most places in the U.S. require registered sex offenders turn off their porch lights or even post a sign stating their crimes on Halloween, but not in the Treasure State. Thanks to Montana law, sex offenders aren't as easy to spot. Offenders are allowed to keep their lights on or decorate as they see fit.   The Department of Justice has a website where you can check to see if anyone in your area is a sexual or violent offender, but that's not always the strongest defense. &qu... More>>

Lewis and Clark County Health Department warns of bad air quality this winter

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Air quality is a concern mainly during fire season but believe it or not it can also be a big concern in the winter time too. Inversions are a system of high pressure that traps cold air in valleys and makes it so pollutants can’t escape. The health department says sometimes air quality can get as bad as fire season. “You could have smoke come in from the wildfire season and 2 hours later it leaves. With an inversion, it can trap that for many days and we have seen weeks... More>>

Dog shot and skinned leaving family looking for answers Video included

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Imagine your dog goes missing and you scour your property trying to find her. But four days later you do, and she turns up shot and skinned. “I couldn’t believe that would happen, especially around here, and how somebody could do that to such a sweet old dog,” said Angilynn Bella Dea. Molly is Bella Dea's best friend. They traveled the country together, farmed the land together, and were inspirable, Until last Sunday when Molly didn’t come home. “We ar...

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  • In year of Democratic hopes, GOP comes out on top in Florida

    In year of Democratic hopes, GOP comes out on top in Florida

    Monday, November 19 2018 12:23 AM EST2018-11-19 05:23:18 GMT
    Tuesday, November 20 2018 8:35 AM EST2018-11-20 13:35:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, Phelan M. Ebenhack). This combination of November 2018 photo shows Andrew Gillum, left, the Democratic candidate for governor, and  Republican candidate Ron DeSantis. On Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, Gillum ended his hard-fought camp...(AP Photo/Steve Cannon, Phelan M. Ebenhack). This combination of November 2018 photo shows Andrew Gillum, left, the Democratic candidate for governor, and Republican candidate Ron DeSantis. On Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, Gillum ended his hard-fought camp...
    In the year Florida's Democrats talked ambitious of ending 20-year journey in political exile, Republicans come out on top for governor and even pick up a US Senate seat.
    In the year Florida's Democrats talked ambitious of ending 20-year journey in political exile, Republicans come out on top for governor and even pick up a US Senate seat.
  • Rain could hamper search for victims of California wildfire

    Rain could hamper search for victims of California wildfire

    Monday, November 19 2018 12:21 AM EST2018-11-19 05:21:49 GMT
    Tuesday, November 20 2018 8:35 AM EST2018-11-20 13:35:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sudhin Thanawala). A volunteer member of an El Dorado County search and rescue team photographs the orange spray paint that marks the ruins of a home to show that no human remains were found at the location in Paradise, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 1...(AP Photo/Sudhin Thanawala). A volunteer member of an El Dorado County search and rescue team photographs the orange spray paint that marks the ruins of a home to show that no human remains were found at the location in Paradise, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 1...
    Rain in the forecast could bring relief for those working to tame a devastating Northern California fire and frustration for those searching for remains of victims.
    Rain in the forecast could bring relief for those working to tame a devastating Northern California fire and frustration for those searching for remains of victims.
  • California gunman's life was both unremarkable and troubled

    California gunman's life was both unremarkable and troubled

    Tuesday, November 20 2018 1:12 AM EST2018-11-20 06:12:30 GMT
    Tuesday, November 20 2018 8:34 AM EST2018-11-20 13:34:51 GMT
    (California Department of Motor Vehicles via AP, File). FILE - This 2017 file photo from the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows Ian David Long. Authorities said the Marine combat veteran opened fire Wednesday evening, Nov. 7, 2018, at a coun...(California Department of Motor Vehicles via AP, File). FILE - This 2017 file photo from the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows Ian David Long. Authorities said the Marine combat veteran opened fire Wednesday evening, Nov. 7, 2018, at a coun...
    Authorities haven't settled on a theory of why Ian David Long shot and killed 12 people at a Southern California bar.
    Authorities haven't settled on a theory of why Ian David Long shot and killed 12 people at a Southern California bar.
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  • In year of Democratic hopes, GOP comes out on top in Florida

    In year of Democratic hopes, GOP comes out on top in Florida

    Monday, November 19 2018 12:23 AM EST2018-11-19 05:23:18 GMT
    Tuesday, November 20 2018 8:35 AM EST2018-11-20 13:35:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, Phelan M. Ebenhack). This combination of November 2018 photo shows Andrew Gillum, left, the Democratic candidate for governor, and  Republican candidate Ron DeSantis. On Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, Gillum ended his hard-fought camp...(AP Photo/Steve Cannon, Phelan M. Ebenhack). This combination of November 2018 photo shows Andrew Gillum, left, the Democratic candidate for governor, and Republican candidate Ron DeSantis. On Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, Gillum ended his hard-fought camp...
    In the year Florida's Democrats talked ambitious of ending 20-year journey in political exile, Republicans come out on top for governor and even pick up a US Senate seat.
    In the year Florida's Democrats talked ambitious of ending 20-year journey in political exile, Republicans come out on top for governor and even pick up a US Senate seat.
  • Judge bars US from enforcing Trump asylum ban

    Judge bars US from enforcing Trump asylum ban

    Monday, November 19 2018 2:41 PM EST2018-11-19 19:41:48 GMT
    Tuesday, November 20 2018 8:34 AM EST2018-11-20 13:34:25 GMT
    Legal groups suing the Trump administration over its ban on asylum for anyone who crosses the U.S.-Mexico border illegally have argued their case before a federal judge in San Francisco.
    Legal groups suing the Trump administration over its ban on asylum for anyone who crosses the U.S.-Mexico border illegally have argued their case before a federal judge in San Francisco.
  • Trump pressed to levy harsh US response to Khashoggi killing

    Trump pressed to levy harsh US response to Khashoggi killing

    Tuesday, November 20 2018 12:42 AM EST2018-11-20 05:42:21 GMT
    Tuesday, November 20 2018 8:33 AM EST2018-11-20 13:33:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File). FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2018, file photo, candles, lit by activists, protesting the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, are placed outside Saudi Arabia's consulate, in Istanbul, during a candlelight vigil. ...(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File). FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2018, file photo, candles, lit by activists, protesting the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, are placed outside Saudi Arabia's consulate, in Istanbul, during a candlelight vigil. ...
    President Donald Trump is facing pressure to take tougher measures against Saudi Arabia over the slaying of writer Jamal Khashoggi.
    President Donald Trump is facing pressure to take tougher measures against Saudi Arabia over the slaying of writer Jamal Khashoggi.
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  • Judge bars US from enforcing Trump asylum ban

    Judge bars US from enforcing Trump asylum ban

    Monday, November 19 2018 2:41 PM EST2018-11-19 19:41:48 GMT
    Tuesday, November 20 2018 8:34 AM EST2018-11-20 13:34:25 GMT
    Legal groups suing the Trump administration over its ban on asylum for anyone who crosses the U.S.-Mexico border illegally have argued their case before a federal judge in San Francisco.
    Legal groups suing the Trump administration over its ban on asylum for anyone who crosses the U.S.-Mexico border illegally have argued their case before a federal judge in San Francisco.
  • Arrest of Nissan's Ghosn in financial probe stuns Japan

    Arrest of Nissan's Ghosn in financial probe stuns Japan

    Monday, November 19 2018 11:32 PM EST2018-11-20 04:32:06 GMT
    Tuesday, November 20 2018 8:33 AM EST2018-11-20 13:33:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama). Nissan Motor Co. President and Chief Executive Officer Hiroto Saikawa speaks during a press conference at Nissan Motor Co. Global Headquarter Monday Nov. 19, 2018, in Yokohama, near Tokyo.  Saikawa said Monday that Nissan Cha...(AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama). Nissan Motor Co. President and Chief Executive Officer Hiroto Saikawa speaks during a press conference at Nissan Motor Co. Global Headquarter Monday Nov. 19, 2018, in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Saikawa said Monday that Nissan Cha...
    The arrest of Nissan Motor Co.'s chairman Carlos Ghosn on charges he underreported his income and misused company funds has shaken many in Japan.
    The arrest of Nissan Motor Co.'s chairman Carlos Ghosn on charges he underreported his income and misused company funds has shaken many in Japan.
  • Backlash at Chinese university shows limits to surveillance

    Backlash at Chinese university shows limits to surveillance

    Tuesday, November 20 2018 4:32 AM EST2018-11-20 09:32:09 GMT
    Tuesday, November 20 2018 8:33 AM EST2018-11-20 13:33:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan). In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, a computer screen shows the leaked online post from Guilin University of Electronic Technology warning of "hostile domestic and foreign powers" that were "wantonly spreading illicit a...(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan). In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, a computer screen shows the leaked online post from Guilin University of Electronic Technology warning of "hostile domestic and foreign powers" that were "wantonly spreading illicit a...
    A Chinese university's plan to conduct a blanket search of student and staff electronic devices has come under fire.
    A Chinese university's plan to conduct a blanket search of student and staff electronic devices has come under fire.
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  • ALERT: Missing woman in Missoula

    ALERT: Missing woman in Missoula

    Saturday, November 17 2018 7:25 PM EST2018-11-18 00:25:40 GMT
    Saturday, November 17 2018 7:30 PM EST2018-11-18 00:30:26 GMT

    MISSOULA- Then Missoula County Sheriff's Office says officers, family, and friends are currently looking for a missing woman named, Kerina Lynn Moslander who is 37 years old and lives in Missoula.  Police say, she was last seen on November 8th in Deer Lodge and Clinton. She may be traveling in a 1993 white Jeep Cherokee (license plate - 4-96042A). Police were told by family members that it's unlike her to not be in contact with her family. If you have any information on her wher...

    MISSOULA- Then Missoula County Sheriff's Office says officers, family, and friends are currently looking for a missing woman named, Kerina Lynn Moslander who is 37 years old and lives in Missoula.  Police say, she was last seen on November 8th in Deer Lodge and Clinton. She may be traveling in a 1993 white Jeep Cherokee (license plate - 4-96042A). Police were told by family members that it's unlike her to not be in contact with her family. If you have any information on her wher...

  • Helena school bus allegedly becomes setting for drug-related activity

    Helena school bus allegedly becomes setting for drug-related activity

    Saturday, November 17 2018 7:17 PM EST2018-11-18 00:17:36 GMT
    Saturday, November 17 2018 7:20 PM EST2018-11-18 00:20:11 GMT

    HELENA- According to the Lewis & Clark County Sheriff's Office, a school resource officer was called yesterday, November 17th to investigate the sale/distribution of drugs that happened on a bus earlier in the week.    Police say a 17-year-old Helena boy was cited for criminal possession of dangerous drugs and distribution of dangerous drugs. He was allegedly providing marijuana "consumables" to several other students on the bus. Police tell us the male was cit...

    HELENA- According to the Lewis & Clark County Sheriff's Office, a school resource officer was called yesterday, November 17th to investigate the sale/distribution of drugs that happened on a bus earlier in the week.    Police say a 17-year-old Helena boy was cited for criminal possession of dangerous drugs and distribution of dangerous drugs. He was allegedly providing marijuana "consumables" to several other students on the bus. Police tell us the male was cit...

  • Beyond the Unabomber: Lincoln, Montana looks back after 20 years

    Beyond the Unabomber: Lincoln, Montana looks back after 20 years

    Monday, November 19 2018 11:57 AM EST2018-11-19 16:57:04 GMT

    The Unabomber, whose real name is Ted Kaczynski, killed three people and injured 23 through the homemade bombs he sent across the country. Ted lived in a small cabin off Stemple Pass Road in Lincoln. A movie production crew has moved in to recreate not only Ted’s story, but Lincoln’s story. 

    The Unabomber, whose real name is Ted Kaczynski, killed three people and injured 23 through the homemade bombs he sent across the country. Ted lived in a small cabin off Stemple Pass Road in Lincoln. A movie production crew has moved in to recreate not only Ted’s story, but Lincoln’s story. 

  • Missing Great Falls woman found safe

    Missing Great Falls woman found safe

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 10:44 PM EST2018-11-14 03:44:21 GMT
    Tuesday, November 13 2018 11:51 PM EST2018-11-14 04:51:41 GMT

    The Great Falls Police Department is looking for a missing 79-year-old woman named Nadine.  Nadine suffers from dementia, and police say she wandered away from her home on the 1100 block of 1st Avenue South sometime around 4:00 Tuesday afternoon.  Nadine is described as Caucasian, with blonde hair, blue eyes, and about five feet tall. Nadine weighs around 85 pounds, and was last seen wearing green scrubs, a bright pink parka, and possibly gray sweatpants.  If you see...

    The Great Falls Police Department is looking for a missing 79-year-old woman named Nadine.  Nadine suffers from dementia, and police say she wandered away from her home on the 1100 block of 1st Avenue South sometime around 4:00 Tuesday afternoon.  Nadine is described as Caucasian, with blonde hair, blue eyes, and about five feet tall. Nadine weighs around 85 pounds, and was last seen wearing green scrubs, a bright pink parka, and possibly gray sweatpants.  If you see...

  • Mother looking for her missing son

    Mother looking for her missing son

    Monday, November 12 2018 8:02 PM EST2018-11-13 01:02:41 GMT
    Monday, November 12 2018 8:02 PM EST2018-11-13 01:02:41 GMT
    A mother in Helena is desperately searching for her teenage son, after he went missing last week. She believes someone in the community might be providing him shelter. Whether they know it or not, whoever is hiding him is committing a felony. Harboring a missing or runaway teen, or any child under 18-year-old, is considered "custodial interference." The offense is  defined as any person that knowingly takes, entices or withholds a minor from their lawful guardian. If c...
    A mother in Helena is desperately searching for her teenage son, after he went missing last week. She believes someone in the community might be providing him shelter. Whether they know it or not, whoever is hiding him is committing a felony. Harboring a missing or runaway teen, or any child under 18-year-old, is considered "custodial interference." The offense is  defined as any person that knowingly takes, entices or withholds a minor from their lawful guardian. If c...
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