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Children abused, caregiver arrested

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Weeks of abuse lead to multiple charges for one man.

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Police report: Man threatens to start killing people

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Police reports state a man is facing charges of Intimidation after he threatened to start killing people until he got his child back. 

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Bullock protects net neutrality

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In front computer science students at Helena High, his alma mater , Governor Bullock made it blatantly clear that net neutrality laws will be observed under his watch, so that kids like Bryndon Wilkerson can get their online homework and research done with more ease. “While researching, students may not be able to access important pieces of information, thus limiting their knowledge,” said Wilkerson a Senior at Helena High School. Governor Bullock's order requires inter... More>>

Rocky Boy water leaks

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For quite a while, the Rocky Boy Reservation has dealt with numerous water issues. The worst problem being not having enough of it. 

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Coroners inquest for officer involved shooting

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Fergus County Coroner Richard Brown, is presiding over an officer involved shooting from September of last year that resulted in the death of Great Falls resident 25 year old Thomas Addison. 

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Montana Innocence Project to host "The Fear of 13" Video included

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Join the Montana Innocence Project for a special screening of “The Fear of 13,” a British documentary telling the story of Nick Yarris, who was convicted of murder and spent 21 years on Death Row in Pennsylvania. He was released in 2004 when DNA evidence proved he was innocent of the crime. The screening will take place Tuesday, Jan. 23rd at 6:00pm at the Great Falls Public Library in the Cordingley Room. Following the screening, folks can participate in a panel discussio...

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Senate negotiates end to government shutdown

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It looks like the government shutdown will end soon. The Senate has advanced a bill reopening federal agencies through Feb. 8 after Democrats relented and lifted their blockade against the legislation.

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Montana snowmobiler killed in avalanche in eastern Idaho

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Authorities say a snowmobiler has died after being caught in an avalanche in eastern Idaho. 

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The Latest: Senate advances bill to reopen government

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the budget battle (all times local):    12:55 p.m.    It looks like the government shutdown will end soon.    

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Enough senators vote to advance bill, vote still underway

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WASHINGTON (AP) - More than enough senators have voted to advance bill ending the government shutdown, vote still underway. (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Glacier, Yellowstone Park access limited during shutdown

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National Park access will be limited during the ongoing government shutdown. Glacier National Park posted on Facebook that while parts of the park are still accessible, there will not be any park-service provided services. That means restrooms, trash collection, plowing, campground reservation, check-in check-out services, backcountry permits and public information will not be available. NPS also says national and regional offices will be closed to the public. Some areas may als... More>>

Helena Woman Dies in Crash

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The Montana Highway Patrol says a 25-year-old woman has died in a single-vehicle crash north of Helena.    The patrol identified the victim as Kassandra Biller, of Helena, who was the only person in the vehicle.    The crash was reported around noon Saturday.    The patrol says the vehicle Biller was driving failed to negotiate a curve and went off the road. The vehicle struck several trees and rolled at least three times.    Biller was pronounc... More>>

Bozeman Fire wants to lower speed limit on Interstate

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Bozeman Fire Officials are taking a stand to seek lower speed limits along I-90

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Great Falls Police Department responds to separate stabbings

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Great Falls Police Officers responded to two separate stabbings. The first happened on Saturday. Officers say the victim was taken to the hospital, but no more information was released. The second stabbing happened on Sunday. Again, no information was released. GFPD says the stabbings are unrelated, but they are both under investigation. More>>

3 arrested for Sunday morning assault

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A woman is recovering after being assaulted in her own home in Great Falls; now at least 3 people have been arrested in connection with the crime. GFPD says officers responded to a general disturbance call near 6th Avenue North Sunday morning. When they arrived, the victim told them several people broken into her home and beat her. Officers were able to find the suspect at the Great Falls Clinic and identified her as Vallerie Quinonez. Quinonez admitted she and several other people ha... More>>

Pet of the week: Bentley

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This week KFBB is featuring Jinx as our Pet of the Week. She's available for adoption right now at the Maclean Animal Adoption Center (MAAC) in Great Falls. Bentley is a 6-year-old large mixed breed dog who is very affectionate, lovable and has a great personality. “He is a very sweet boy he loves to be pet and loved on. He would do best in a quiet environment. Maybe older kids, younger kids we are not so sure about. He seems like he would do okay with them,” says Shar C... More>>

Access Fitness gets new technology to ensure a clean gym

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It’s the height of flu season in the US, and several high traffic areas, like gyms, could be one place where the virus could easily spread One local gym is taking extra precautions to make sure you stay healthy while working out. Access Fitness does daily cleaning routines which include wiping down machines, cleaning all towels and much more. But there are some things you can do to help keep the gym clean as well. “We actually have sanitizing spray that you can u... More>>

Great Falls women take to the streets for Women's March

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Millions of women gathered all over the county including right here in Great Falls all for one cause and that's women's right Over 300 hundred women gathered at Gibson Park in what is called the "March for Democracy." Jerry Jennings, coordinator for Great Falls Rising said this march represents the rise of diversity, equal rights and justice for all.  One woman in Great Falls this is the second march she has attended and said shes marches on behalf of women who can't... More>>

Government shutting down amid partisan standoff

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The U.S. government shut down at midnight after Congress failed to resolve a partisan standoff over immigration and spending.

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Ex-deputy sheriff of Pondera County: Chasing Suta's seat

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According to the Facebook of Ross Drishinski, he has filed to run for the Pondera County Sheriff position on Thursday. Ross is an ex-deputy in the county who was relieved of his duties last summer. In the post, he thanked people for his support for running. He said in the post, " Our sheriff's department has lost the faith of the citizens of Pondera County through poor leadership. I intend to gain that trust back by having/showing respect, integrity and professionalism."... More>>

Class is in session

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Following a story we first brought to you last summer the first ever school for children with autism in Montana is finally able to open their doors.  Sense-Ability INC.

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Growing the city

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Every year the Great Falls Development Authority brings businesses from all over central Montana together to figure out ways to economically expand right here in the Electric City. 

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Benefis introduces the new Da-Vinci Surgical System

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Having surgery is always a painful experience and often recovery time can last for months but what if we told you that Benefis has a new piece of technology that will get you back on your feet faster. Benefis introduced the Da-Vinci Surgical System that is designed to make minimally invasive surgery a little easier. This robot allows surgeons to reach places they might not be able to reach with there hands. Of course, such a machine does come with a multi-million dollar price tag but... More>>

Malmstrom receives new weapon to arsenal Video included

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It's the job of thousands of people to keep Malmstrom Air Force Base safe but there are a few jobs that just can't be done by humans. With that Malstrom has added a new k-9 to there arsenal. His name is Kay is the newest member of the 341st Security Forces Squadron and this is also his first duty job. His handler, Senior Airmen Ben Huntley, said this his third dog he ever handled and is extremely lucky to have added such a great dog on the team More>>

Prosecutors: Caseworkers withholding child toxicology tests

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana prosecutors argue child protection caseworkers are not following a state law that requires them to release the results of toxicology tests done on children in cases where they are suspected to have been exposed to illegal drugs.    Laura Smith, deputy director of the health department, told a legislative committee Friday that the agency is seeking clarification about whether federal law allows them to release the test results without a court orde... More>>

North Dakota issuing 502 nonresident any-deer bow licenses

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North Dakota's Game and Fish Department is making 502 any-deer bow licenses available to out-of-state hunters this year. 

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Law enforcement to safely dispose of drugs with incinerators

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Montana now has drug incinerators in Butte, Great Falls and Billings. 

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Lavina to become Montana's smallest town with a brewery

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Good news for Montanans seeking out another brew!

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U.S. House passes bill to fund government, Montana's congressional delegates react

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The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a resolution to fund the government for the next 30-days. The 230-197 vote came down just before 6 p.m. MST.

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33rd Antique Tractor and Toy Show

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This event brings together families, friends, and collectors of all ages.  You can buy, sell, and trade an array of items.  Doors open at the Trades and Industry Building at 9 am to - 6 pm Friday and again Saturday.  Admission is $4/ person or $10/ family. More>>

Despite threats, Capitol workers feel safe

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HELENA, Mont.- A major threat to the state capitol as a man is taken into custody after telling police he was planning to "shoot up" the building.  Police say he may have been on his way to the capitol when he was caught. On Tuesday, the man told officers he planned to shoot up the Capitol the next day. Teams in Bozeman and Helena worked together to identify the suspect-- a 40-year-old Belgrade man. Yesterday they learned he had left Belgrade on his way to Helena. H... More>>

Update: Fatal crashed reported in Pondera County

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Montana Highway Patrol responded to a fatal vehicle accident Tuesday morning in Pondera County near the Heart Butte area. The accident took place on Heart Butte Road right in front of the U.S. Postal Office. The call came in over dispatch about 5:30 a.m. and took MHP troopers almost two hours to respond to the scene. Right now it is unclear what caused the accident or if anyone else was hurt or killed. We are working to find out more details.

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MAGIE expo is here in the Electric City Video included

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Its that time of year Again for those who are looking to buy that new tractor they have been eying all year or just to get some financial advice for anything Ag-related and MAGIE is the place to be. Thursday kicked off the event at the Montana Expo Park is where you can talk to over 300 vendors selling everything from handheld tools all the way to monster truck sized tractors. This year is the opportunity for farmers, ranchers or just people who love agriculture, to learn about the n... More>>

Montana's little learners

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Your child's preschool education could be getting a big boost thanks to the Governor. This week Bullock announced more funding for high-quality preschool. Over $1.3 Million in supplemental funding is going towards more at risk Montana children.

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Montana man arrested in "shoot up the Capitol" threat Video included

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HELENA- A 40-year-old Montana man is receiving in-patient mental health treatment after he allegedly threatened to "shoot up the Capitol." Helena police say they heard a tip on Mon., Jan. 16 about a Gallatin County man who'd been making violent threats. 

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MT Secretary of State criticizes media through public email blast

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BILLINGS- Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton sent an email to thousands of residents warning them to be suspicious of mainstream media.

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New developments in the Michael Echeverria kidnapping case

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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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Former Vice President Joe Biden to visit Montana in March

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Former Vice President Joe Biden will be the keynote speaker at the Montana Democrats' annual fundraising dinner in March.   “We’re proud to have Vice President Biden join us to kick off what will be an exciting election year for Democrats here in Big Sky Country," said Nancy Keenan, Executive Director of the Montana Democratic Party, in a statement Thursday. "I'm looking forward to hosting him in Montana, and showing him the enthusiasm and excitement t... More>>

Why is Montana state revenue lower than expected? Video included

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After the state of Montana struggled with a surprising $227 million budget deficit in 2017, many are wondering why the state's revenue is so weak at a time when the economy is growing.  An economist says it's largely due to Montana's reliance on income tax. 

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70 years of skiing; a push to preserve Whitefish Mountain Resort's ski heritage Video included

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WHITEFISH- This year is a landmark one for Whitefish Mountain Resort as it celebrates 70 years, opening in 1947.  Part of the celebration is Hellroaring Ski Heritage Days with a variety of events planned all week to commemorate the history of the ski area. 

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Facebook quizzes could lead to identity theft

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Facebook quizzes may seem harmless but, did you know that if you are not careful while taking a Facebook quiz it could leave you a victim of identity theft. 

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Malmstrom AFB has multiple lines of defense for emergency alerts

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Malmstrom Air Force Base has commented on how they would deal with emergency alerts like the one in Hawaii. The base works closely with the city, state, and federal government regarding emergency alerts like the one Hawaii received, and this ensures the base can confirm the threat is real, before stepping into action. Here is the statement from Malmstrom. “Malmstrom air force base works closely with the city and state who have their own notification system regarding emer... More>>

Winter Trails Day

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The 12th annual Winter Trial Day will be on February 3rd. If you ever wanted a chance to learn about snowshoeing or cross-country skiing this is your chance.  

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Man accused of assaulting a toddler

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Shadow Shayne St. Germain is accused of assaulting a child under the age of 3. 

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Lt. Bob Rosipal files for Cascade County Sheriff

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As candidates make their name known across the state right here in Cascade County there might be a new sheriff in town. 

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Man with past ties to the KKK runs for office

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Jon Abarr is a Republican turned Democrat, but is not garnering any love from his new party because of his former ties to the KKK

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Second fatal accident in two days Video included

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Wednesday marks the second day in a row someone has died on Montana roads, this time in Toole County.The accident happened on I-15 in Oilmont, MT. The call came in over dispatch around 7:30 Wednesday morning. It took crews about 5 minutes to get to the scene. The responding Trooper is the same one that responded to the accident in the Heart Butte area that claimed the life of another person on Tuesday. It's not clear on what caused the accident either of those accidents or if anybody... More>>

Park Service investigates illegal bison release

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MAMMOTH HOT SPRING, WYO.- The National Park Service is conducting a criminal investigation after discovering that 52 bison held in quarantine were freed from their pens. The bison had been under quarantine, some for nearly two years, at the Stephens Creek facility. Once cleared of brucellosis, the Park Service intended to transfer them to Fort Peck tribal lands. On Jan. 16, park staff discovered that the pens were cut open and the bison were escaping. Park staff are currently t... More>>

Bleskin Motors gives back in a big way Video included

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Bleskin Motor company presented a check for $2,800.00 to the Great Falls Public Schools Foundation food pantry. For every vehicle sold during the holiday season, Bleskin gave $100 toward the organization. Dave Crum said every year around this time donations seem to slow down but this is a great way to kick off the new year and help hungry students get the meal they need. Crum says, "people forget about when January and February come along and those students still need assistance... More>>

Witness: Woman was screaming for help before police arrived

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One man is accused of assaulting a woman as she screamed for help. 

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Police: Fourth victim in sexual assault/incest case a minor

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Incest and sexual assault are the charges one man is facing after he was allegedly found fondling two children. 

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Renter survey gives Montana an A for renter satisfaction

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Apartment List has released results from our third annual Renter Survey, with data for 167 cities and 50 states. With over 45,000 responses, the Apartment List survey is the largest survey focused exclusively on renters, providing unique insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of America's 111 million renters.  Of the 50 largest U.S. cities, Raleigh, NC, Minneapolis, MN, Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA earn the top scores for renter satisfaction...

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Butte woman wins Montana Millionaire

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The Montana Lottery announced its Montana Millionaire winner. Amy Lambert, of Butte, is the lucky winner with number 24279. Click here to see more recent winner updates from the Montana Lottery. More>>

Bill Pullman to premiere new movie in Bozeman

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Next Thursday, Bill Pullman and director Jared Moshe will be in town to debut their new movie, “The Ballad of Lefty Brown” at the Emerson Crawford Theater.

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Flu causes visitor restrictions at Bozeman Health

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The hospital is asking people with symptoms of upper respiratory infection, including a cough, runny or stuffed nose,or fever, along with children under the age of 12, to refrain from visiting hospitalized patients. 

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Nine National Park Service Advisory Board members quit

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The National Park System advisory board is smaller today. Nine members of the organization handed in their notice on Tuesday. According to a letter obtained by CNN, the board wasn't able to meet with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke over the past year. The board usually meets with the head of the interior bi-annually. There's no comment from the Interior Department. Eight of the nine members who were part of the letter had terms set to expire in May. More>>

New Park District public hearing set

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The Great Falls City Commission is releasing an updated proposal for a park district. This new version comes after the first proposal did not make it past voters last year. The biggest change is the amount of money the city is asking for. Instead of 2.27 million dollars from the taxpayers, it will be 1.5million dollars. Meaning the maximum property owners will pay in a year would be roughly 22 dollars a year, or less than 2 dollars a month. The parks department says this proposal n...

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Man trying to buy tires arrested for forgery

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Troy Allan Nelson has been arrested for Forgery and Elder/Persons With Developmental Disabilities Abuse after allegedly trying to buy tires with an 86 year old woman's check. 

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Update: One man is in custody after ATM theft

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The suspects got away after leading officers with the Lewis and Clark county Sheriff's Department on a dangerous chase along Lincoln Road after they broke into the Causeway Chalet and stole the bar's ATM.

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New improvements planned for Historic 10th Street Bridge Video included

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Preservation Cascade Inc. has big plans for the Historic 10th Street Bridge, but they need your help and support! Those plans include a complete trail across the Bridge by 2020, installing railings, and incorporating the River’s Edge Trail with the Historic Bridge. To help out, start by attending the upcoming annual meeting, taking place Monday, January 22nd at 7:00pm in the Civic Center Gibson Room. After a brief business meeting, folks can enjoy talks by Public Works Directo...

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Students teach winter safety

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HELENA, Mont- What would you do if you fell through the ice or were stranded in your car during a winter storm? Well, kids with the Peak program in Lewis and Clark County know just what to do in just about any winter weather crisis. The Peak program gives exceptionally gifted students challenging educational opportunities like this. Tanner and his group came up with a skit which instructed a person on what to do if someone injures their vertebrae while skiing. "What do i do now... More>>

Hawaii alert scare not likely to happen in Montana

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The short answer from the folks in charge of emergency management here, is that its very unlikely Hawaii's situation would happen in Montana because of the stark differences in the state's sizes. "One thing that's unique about Montana is the emergency notifications are sent out at the local level, so its the responsibility of our local disaster emergency services coordinator to send out those notifications," said Montana Disaster and Emergency Services Response and Recovery... More>>

Tier 3 sex offender updated address

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Raymond LaFranier is a Tier III sex offender and has updated his address within the city limits of Great Falls to 809 13th St. SW.

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Masked men rob Subway, force clerk into freezer

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Last night at around 9:30 pm, the 911 dispatch in Helena received a report of a robbery that happened approximately 20 minutes prior at the Subway Restaurant at 3048 N Sander. 

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Bozeman School District to add seat belts to school buses

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Starting next school year, students will be required to wear newly installed seat belts when riding on a bus.

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Back Attorneys: Benefis destroyed evidence Video included

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As we first reported on kfbb.com,  the case surrounding Belt Football Player Robert Back and Benefis Health System was focused on the legal responsibility of Athletic Trainer Jessica Hansen,  in the game that ultimately lead to Back being deemed a quadriplegic. As of Friday, we're learning a new legal battle is brewing over whether or not Benefis purposefully destroyed evidence. To catch up on the timeline of this case: in September of 2014, Robert Back collapsed after ha...

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Pet of the week: Jinx

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This week KFBB is featuring Jinx as our Pet of the Week. She's available for adoption right now at the Maclean Animal Adoption Center (MAAC) in Great Falls. Jinx is a 6-year-old cat who is shy, very sweet and is missing some parts which make her unique. “So she does like to hide at first but then once she feels more comfortable she will come out. and she is declawed on all four of her feet, so she would not do best outside,” says Erin Doran Besides missing all of her cl... More>>

Walmart issues apology to MSU professor over fishing license

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One of the worlds largest retailers is apologizing to a Montana State University professor following an incident involving his fishing license in 2016. 

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Miss Rodeo Montana excited for what future holds

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Every year at the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals, a new Miss Rodeo Montana is crowned. and this year, Kaitlin Kolka, a 23-year-old from southeastern Montana was crowned. She says it's an honor because this has been a dream of hers for most of her life. “It is incredible, I set a goal at four when one of the Miss Rodeo Montana's really inspired me and to have that come to fruition is just incredible, I’m so excited to promote the sport of rodeo,” says Kaitlin Kolka... More>>

Community comes together to help a family in need

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The young man's name is Landon Vallier and he is a trooper and he has been fighting leukemia since October. He was diagnosed with the disease right after his 8th birthday. The family has been traveling back and forth to Seattle for treatments and its gotten quite expensive and Saturday over 60 local businesses came together to help Landon and his family with some of those expenses. Businesses like Morning Light and Pasta Montana donated items so that the Boys Scouts of Am... More>>

Albertsons gives to Red Cross to aid wildfire relief

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Montanans across the state have come together in many ways to help those affected by wildfires.

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State starting new effort to reduce child abuse, deaths

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Montana's health department has announced a new effort aimed at reducing deaths due to child abuse and neglect. The agency is expanding a home visiting program for expectant mothers and young families to add five "home visitors" who will work exclusively with families involved in the child protection system.   

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Jug Beck Rocky Mountain Classic still going strong after 41 years

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It was started over 40 years ago by legendary Hellgate and Big Sky wrestling coach Laney Bryant. And now in it’s 41st year, the Jug Beck Rocky Mountain Classic continues to bring the best teams from all across the Inland Northwest. 

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MHP Trooper facing PMFA charges Video included

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A Montana Highway Patrol trooper is facing partner family member assault charges after court documents said he shoved the victim to the ground. The victim said Trooper Michael George Flood was upset with her because she spoke to others about his personal business. Police reports said Flood blocked a doorway when they were arguing to keep her from leaving.  He eventually grabbed the victim by the neck and caused her to fall down. She was able to leave the house but didn't return ... More>>

How to Build a Snow Cave

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Could building a snow cave keep you warmer than you think?

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Survivor Talks About New Sex Trafficking Act

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U.S. Senator Steve Daines recognized the day by publicly supporting legislation to crack down on online sex trafficking. He called it a growing problem in the state of Montana and that we must take steps now to stop trafficking in the community.

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17-year-old dies of hypothermia in Blaine County

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A 17-year-old male was found dead in a field near Highway 2 Thursday morning.

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Women's March in Great Falls, Helena Video included

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Join those with Great Falls Rising for the 2018 Women’s March, happening in both Great Falls and Helena on Saturday, January 20th. The march in Helena kicks off at 11:00am and continues throughout the afternoon. A bus from Great Falls is scheduled to leave from the Paris Gibson Square at 10:30am. Tickets for the bus are $25/cash or $27/credit card—Paris Gibson Square is honoring those ticket sales. However, in order for the bus to travel the hour and a half drive, at leas...

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Emergency room construction

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The new addition to the emergency room at Benefis is well underway. This is $12.5 million construction project. 

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Preventing Child Abuse

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According to the Children's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in 2015 over 600,000 children were abused and 1,600 died as a result. 

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Zinke makes changes to Interior Department

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Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has new plans for his department, which oversees all national parks, monuments, and land, these plans could change the structure and possibly the access to those federal lands. According to a Washington Post article, the Secretary's plans would change the way the federal government manages more than 500 million acres of land and water and could potentially relocate tens of thousands of the interiors workers. The proposal would divide the U.S.. in...

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Great Falls man wins $100,000

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Great Falls man wins $100,000 playing his Montana Millionaire ticket.

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Big Horn County Attorney cracking down on pregnant drug, alcohol users Video included

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Due to the high rates of reported drug and alcohol use by pregnant, expecting mothers in Big Horn County, the Big Horn County Attorney’s Office is announcing an immediate crackdown policy of civilly prosecuting any expecting mothers found to be using dangerous drugs or alcohol. 

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How MLK's message applies to today

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"Not in our Town".. An anti-hate group in billings is holding a MLK service this Sunday to remind people how Dr. King's message is relevant for today, with the social issues our country faces. When tackling the issue of racism and other social equality matters, "Not in our Town Billings" board member, Fitzgerald Clark, says we need to be "upstanders", not "bystanders". Clark says it may not seem like racism is alive in Montana, but it is. He... More>>

Senator Jon Tester highlights goals for 2018, ahead of re-election bid

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A lot of work still needs to be done, according to U.S. Senator Jon Tester. After getting nine bills passed into law in 2017, Montana's senior senator is now putting 2018 on the fast track.

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Montana Pro Rodeo's livestock filled with history and champions

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The Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals is less than a day away, and a lot of the livestock has been arriving in the last couple days. When we think of athletes of the rodeo we might think of the cowboys. But there are other athletes, and they are livestock of the rodeo. The rodeo isn’t all about the pro cowboys and who can stay on the longest, it’s also about the livestock as they are judged on a number of parameters, and according to the stock contractors, the Montana Pr... More>>

Billings Man Remembers Being Caught in Avalanche

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While the Gallatin National Forest is currently at a high level for avalanche danger, one Billings man is remembering the time he broke his leg in an avalanche.

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Keeping Larry Kiedrowski's legacy alive and helping others who need it

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Larry the homeless guy, who real name is Larry Kiedrowsk was known as many things from Larry the cartman, and even just Larry.   Members across Great Falls have shared their thoughts and memories surrounding Larry on social media, but Art Taft has gone even further and raised enough money through donations to get Larry a tile on the Veterans Memorial Wall. Just one more way to honor this retired service member.  Art Taft said while it's great to see Larry's memory forever ...

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Candidate filing has begun

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Click here to access the full list of those who have filed.

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22nd Bridal Extravaganza in Great Falls Video included

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It's time once again for the Bridal Extravaganza with help from The Bride's Shoppe.  For the 22nd year, future brides and grooms will have the chance to see what's the latest and greatest in the wedding world. From DJ's to limousines, and even fancy Porta Potties, this year has something for everyone.  The event will take place on Sunday, January 21st at the Great Falls Civic Center. The exhibition show begins at 11:00am, and the style show kicks off at 1:30pm. Tickets are...

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Federal agency denies Montana's bid for more disaster aid

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MISSOULA (AP) - The federal government has denied Montana's disaster relief request for $44 million in the aftermath of the 2017 fire season that burned more than 1,500 square miles.    Montana Public Radio reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Gov. Steve Bullock's request for additional aid in late December.    The federal agency has already granted the state $11 million, covering some of the expenses for eight different fires.    M... More>>

Voting in 2018, who's standing for what

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Officially opens election season once again. All across the state, candidates are filing to run not just for congressional seats, but for state legislature as well. 

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Voters want honesty, transparency

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HELENA, Mont.- Candidates across the state today are dressed to impress and ready to run for office, but it seems most Montanans couldn't care less about appearances, they want to know their candidate's character. "[I want] someone who is intelligent, looks at the facts. Ideally isn't entrenched in their own side of things that they're willing to consider other viewpoints and open to compromise and the other side," said More>>

Big Horn County Attorney cracking down on pregnant drug, alcohol users

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Due to the high rates of reported drug and alcohol use by pregnant, expecting mothers in Big Horn County, the Big Horn County Attorney’s Office is announcing an immediate crackdown policy of civilly prosecuting any expecting mothers found to be using dangerous drugs or alcohol. 

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Key witness in Rory Wanner murder arrested with meth, AK-47

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Tyler Nathaniel Crawford has been charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs after police reportedly found him "slumped over" in a vehicle.

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Bully proofing your child

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When it comes to bullying schools are reporting that it happens to 25-percent of students.. On a daily or weekly basis. Here's 5 ways you can "bully proof" your child. First, "Talk about it with your kids".  Talk about bullying with your kids and have family members share their experiences..  Ask the school what their policies are and find out how staff can help the situation. Butte school district teacher and future foster parent, Heidi Schnarr recomm...

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TSA PreCheck is back in Bozeman, what are the advantages?

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If you missed signing up on TSA PreCheck last year, you are in luck. 

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Two Montana movies to debut at Sundance Film Festival

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"Wildlife" and "Dark Money" were chosen from thousands of submissions, each earning one of only 16 spots in their respective categories: U.S. Dramatic and U.S. Documentary.

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No deal in place to buy Frank Lloyd Wright building in Whitefish

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The historic Frank Lloyd Wright building in Whitefish is coming down after a deal to save the building couldn’t be reached. According to savewright.org, negotiations were in place to save the Lockridge Medical Clinic, build in Whitefish in 1958.  But despite efforts to fund raise, the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy in Chicago wasn't able to raise $1.7 million by this week.  The Lockridge Medical Clinic building will become the first viable Wright-designed b... More>>

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  • Domestic violence cases increasing in Cascade County

    Domestic violence cases increasing in Cascade County

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:21 PM EST2018-01-16 23:21:12 GMT
    Domestic violence is a growing issue here in Cascade County. According to the Victim Witness Assistant Services, they currently have more than 350 open files. There were also more than 1,000 local victims in 2017. "Everyday we deal with it," said Tonya Rolando with the Victim Witness Assistant Services. "Some days multiple times, some days maybe once, but I would average probably daily." According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, nearly 2...
    Domestic violence is a growing issue here in Cascade County. According to the Victim Witness Assistant Services, they currently have more than 350 open files. There were also more than 1,000 local victims in 2017. "Everyday we deal with it," said Tonya Rolando with the Victim Witness Assistant Services. "Some days multiple times, some days maybe once, but I would average probably daily." According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, nearly 2...
  • University of Providence Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    University of Providence Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Monday, January 15 2018 7:52 PM EST2018-01-16 00:52:59 GMT

    The University of Providence celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. with a special celebration held on campus. It all started at 10:00 a.m. with the ringing of the Chapel Bell. The University of Providence says they do it every year along with the ringing of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. The event also consisted of speeches, music and food.  "Martin Luther King stood for so much of what our campus stands for in terms of a commitment to justice, a commitment to peace, and t...

    The University of Providence celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. with a special celebration held on campus. It all started at 10:00 a.m. with the ringing of the Chapel Bell. The University of Providence says they do it every year along with the ringing of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. The event also consisted of speeches, music and food.  "Martin Luther King stood for so much of what our campus stands for in terms of a commitment to justice, a commitment to peace, and t...

  • Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals: Day Three

    Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals: Day Three

    Sunday, January 14 2018 11:50 PM EST2018-01-15 04:50:58 GMT
    Highlights from the final day of the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals held on Sunday, January 14th. 
    Highlights from the final day of the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals held on Sunday, January 14th. 
  • Getting to know JJ Harrison the Rodeo Clown

    Getting to know JJ Harrison the Rodeo Clown

    Sunday, January 14 2018 4:23 PM EST2018-01-14 21:23:47 GMT

    The Montana PRCA Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals are well underway and you might have noticed a certain rodeo clown.  Originally a school teacher with a masters degree, JJ Harrison says his love for being the class clown eventually became his occupation. " About 2004 a friend of mine said 'hey I'm putting a bull ride on and I want you to be my clown,' Harrison said. "I thought that's ridiculously stupid I'm not wearing make-up prancing around like some dork. No I'm not doing...

    The Montana PRCA Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals are well underway and you might have noticed a certain rodeo clown.  Originally a school teacher with a masters degree, JJ Harrison says his love for being the class clown eventually became his occupation. " About 2004 a friend of mine said 'hey I'm putting a bull ride on and I want you to be my clown,' Harrison said. "I thought that's ridiculously stupid I'm not wearing make-up prancing around like some dork. No I'm not doing...

  • Townsend and Jefferson Split Rivalry Doubleheader

    Townsend and Jefferson Split Rivalry Doubleheader

    Sunday, January 14 2018 12:15 AM EST2018-01-14 05:15:45 GMT

    The Townsend Bulldogs hosted the Jefferson Panthers for a Class B high school basketball rivalry doubleheader. 

    The Townsend Bulldogs hosted the Jefferson Panthers for a Class B high school basketball rivalry doubleheader. 

  • Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals: Day Two

    Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals: Day Two

    Saturday, January 13 2018 11:40 PM EST2018-01-14 04:40:17 GMT
    Highlights from day two of the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals held on Saturday, January 13th.
    Highlights from day two of the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals held on Saturday, January 13th.
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  • Helena Woman Dies in Crash

    Helena Woman Dies in Crash

    Monday, January 22 2018 10:52 AM EST2018-01-22 15:52:48 GMT
    The Montana Highway Patrol says a 25-year-old woman has died in a single-vehicle crash north of Helena.    The patrol identified the victim as Kassandra Biller, of Helena, who was the only person in the vehicle.    The crash was reported around noon Saturday.    The patrol says the vehicle Biller was driving failed to negotiate a curve and went off the road. The vehicle struck several trees and rolled at least three times.    Biller was pronounc...
    The Montana Highway Patrol says a 25-year-old woman has died in a single-vehicle crash north of Helena.    The patrol identified the victim as Kassandra Biller, of Helena, who was the only person in the vehicle.    The crash was reported around noon Saturday.    The patrol says the vehicle Biller was driving failed to negotiate a curve and went off the road. The vehicle struck several trees and rolled at least three times.    Biller was pronounc...
  • Great Falls Police Department responds to separate stabbings

    Great Falls Police Department responds to separate stabbings

    Sunday, January 21 2018 11:48 PM EST2018-01-22 04:48:24 GMT
    Great Falls Police Officers responded to two separate stabbings. The first happened on Saturday. Officers say the victim was taken to the hospital, but no more information was released. The second stabbing happened on Sunday. Again, no information was released. GFPD says the stabbings are unrelated, but they are both under investigation.
    Great Falls Police Officers responded to two separate stabbings. The first happened on Saturday. Officers say the victim was taken to the hospital, but no more information was released. The second stabbing happened on Sunday. Again, no information was released. GFPD says the stabbings are unrelated, but they are both under investigation.
  • 3 arrested for Sunday morning assault

    3 arrested for Sunday morning assault

    Sunday, January 21 2018 10:44 PM EST2018-01-22 03:44:39 GMT
    A woman is recovering after being assaulted in her own home in Great Falls; now at least 3 people have been arrested in connection with the crime. GFPD says officers responded to a general disturbance call near 6th Avenue North Sunday morning. When they arrived, the victim told them several people broken into her home and beat her. Officers were able to find the suspect at the Great Falls Clinic and identified her as Vallerie Quinonez. Quinonez admitted she and several other people ha...
    A woman is recovering after being assaulted in her own home in Great Falls; now at least 3 people have been arrested in connection with the crime. GFPD says officers responded to a general disturbance call near 6th Avenue North Sunday morning. When they arrived, the victim told them several people broken into her home and beat her. Officers were able to find the suspect at the Great Falls Clinic and identified her as Vallerie Quinonez. Quinonez admitted she and several other people ha...
  • Access Fitness gets new technology to ensure a clean gym

    Access Fitness gets new technology to ensure a clean gym

    Sunday, January 21 2018 7:41 PM EST2018-01-22 00:41:00 GMT
    It’s the height of flu season in the US, and several high traffic areas, like gyms, could be one place where the virus could easily spread One local gym is taking extra precautions to make sure you stay healthy while working out. Access Fitness does daily cleaning routines which include wiping down machines, cleaning all towels and much more. But there are some things you can do to help keep the gym clean as well. “We actually have sanitizing spray that you can u...
    It’s the height of flu season in the US, and several high traffic areas, like gyms, could be one place where the virus could easily spread One local gym is taking extra precautions to make sure you stay healthy while working out. Access Fitness does daily cleaning routines which include wiping down machines, cleaning all towels and much more. But there are some things you can do to help keep the gym clean as well. “We actually have sanitizing spray that you can u...
  • Bozeman Fire wants to lower speed limit on Interstate

    Bozeman Fire wants to lower speed limit on Interstate

    Monday, January 22 2018 6:29 AM EST2018-01-22 11:29:14 GMT

    Bozeman Fire Officials are taking a stand to seek lower speed limits along I-90

    Bozeman Fire Officials are taking a stand to seek lower speed limits along I-90

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