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Montana Treasure: Iris the Osprey and her nest cam

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MISSOULA - One Montana mom is known around the world. She only lives in the state in the summer, and her home is streamed online 24 hours a day.

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7,000 stolen dog tags

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GREAT FALLS- For almost two weeks, the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office has been searching for any signs of a stolen military bag taken on the Fourth of July. 

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Two dead in Helena, investigation underway

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The Helena police department is investigating after two bodies were discovered inside a home along Hannaford Street. According to Lieutenant Jayson Zander, police were called to the scene around 10 a.m. Monday. When they arrived, they found the bodies of a man and a woman. 

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Drunk driver crashes going 100 MPH on I-15

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 Witnesses say the driver was traveling over 100 MPH and tried to light a cigarette, causing her car to go over the median and roll over.

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Driver not wearing helmet in fatal Lolo crash

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According to Montana Highway Patrol, a 20-year-old Missoula man is dead after crashing his motorcycle just after 8:00 pm Friday. The accident happened on US Highway 93 southbound near Lolo. According to troopers, the driver failed to negotiate his Harley Davidson at a lefthand curve, and struck the concrete barrier. 

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Bands travel across country to perform in Butte Video included

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In Butte, day two of the Montana Folk Fest got underway Saturday afternoon. Despite the hot sun, people turned out in crowds to listen to music and eat good food. One band came all the way from New York to perform for the Mining City. And the heat... didn't slow anyone down.  "We are more grateful than you can imagine to be here, and it just reminds us that doing music despite all of the hardship is so valuable and so important and we are thrilled to be doing it for al...

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Man stabbed multiple times in Helena

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An early morning stabbing Friday sent one man to the hospital with several stab wounds. According to the Helena Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of 11th Avenue just after 1:30am.  A press release states there was a physical altercation involving several people, with one man being stabbed several times with a knife.  Everyone involved has been identified; no arrests have yet been made. The investigation is ongoing.   

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Monday night shooting victim identified, had order of protection against him

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Just before 11:00 Monday evening, an altercation shut down the parking lot to 2J's Fresh Market on Smelter Avenue in Great Falls.  Great Falls Police, Great Falls Fire Rescue, and Great Falls Emergency Services all responded. As of 11:30pm, the parking lot is still blocked off by crime scene tape with several officers on the scene.

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Murder investigation underway on Rocky Boy's Reservation

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FBI Public Affairs specialist Sandra Barker has confirmed with KFBB that a murder investigation is currently underway on the Rocky Boy Reservation.   "The FBI and the Rocky Boy’s Tribal Police are investigating what appears to be the homicide of an adult female," says Barker. She says the body was found July 7th in Box Elder.  It identity of that female is unknown.  Barker goes on to say there is no threat to public safety at this time, and becau...

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Montana Treasure: Roadhouse Diner's Creative Burgers in Great Falls

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It’s a little place with big taste in Great Falls. Roadhouse Diner makes what people say are the freshest burgers around, and they have the awards to prove it.  Walk in and you’ll be greeted with a big hello by servers, you can hear burgers sizzling, fires frying, and people chatting. 

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Priests at Trump Rally

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GREAT FALLS- The four priests from the Great Falls-Billings Diocese have been trending on social media since President Trump’s visit to the Electric City. Claims were made when the men were seen smiling and laughing as President Trump made controversial remarks.  

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President Trump's rally results in priest controversy

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GREAT FALLS- The aftermath of President Trump's rally on July 5 created a stir on social media about four Catholic priests who attended the rally and sat near the front row.

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Sheriff's deputies find baby buried alive near Lolo Hot Springs

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The Missoula County Sheriff's Office says one man is now facing criminal charges after a baby was rescued from being buried alive in the mountains.  Around 8 pm on Saturday, July 7th, 911 received a call that a man was acting strangely in the Lolo Hot Springs area. 

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Police: Woman thought demons were chasing her, drove into oncoming traffic

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A press release from the Park County Sheriff's Office states on Saturday, July 7th around 11 am, a distraught woman called 911 because she believed people were following her and trying to kill her. 

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40-year-old Idaho man identified in fatal accident

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Montana Highway Patrol has confirmed the victim in a fatal accident early Sunday morning is a 40-year-old Idaho man. According to MHP, the man was driving a Yamaha Sport motorcycle westbound on US Highway 2. He was wearing a helmet, and speed is suspected to be a factor. Troopers tell us the accident happened right on the state line in Lincoln County just before 3:00am.  

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One person arrested in fight with protesters at Trump speech

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At a protest in Great Falls, men and women, young and old, and, surprisingly, liberals and conservatives stood...

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President Trump: The Day, The Speech, The Reaction Video included

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"Just making America safe again. You know really all those things they are doing at our borders with security and ICE, it impacted me the most I believe," says Great Falls Resident Patrick Bryan.  That's just one takeaway from Thursday's historic speech, which covered a wide range of topics. Some were expected, others not... but just about everything President Trump said brought a strong reaction from the crowd.  

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10 immigrants arrested in Lolo National Forest

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U.S. District Court documents say 10 immigrants who were picking mushrooms in the Lolo National Forest were arrested in May of 2018.

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Two men shot, 1 killed on Blackfeet Reservation

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BLACKFEET RESERVATION -  A late night dispute between two males has resulted in one of them dying.  The press release from the Blackfeet Law Enforcement isn't detailing out much information, including what the dispute was about or who these men were.   As of right now, we know that one male was transported to a local hospital, and the other died of his injuries. The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Browning.

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Watch out for bears in Hyalite Canyon

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In Bozeman, the Forest Service is warning visitors of increased black bear activity in the Hyalite Canyon.  They're using it as a reminder to take necessary safety precautions, including carrying bear spray and to properly store food.  And if you come across a bear trap, leave it alone and move out of the area. For more information, you're asked to contact the Bozeman Ranger District or Region Three of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. 

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The New Frontier: Last Line of Defense Video included

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Tucked away off a side street in Great Falls is the Montana State Grain Lab. Very few people who drive past it every day know what it is… and for a time, that included the people who relied on it the most. “When we first started, or at least when I first started, it was surprising that producers really did not know what actually happened when it came into the lab,” says Bureau Chief Greg Stordahl. “They just knew they dropped it off in the front door and the...

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Man sentencing for sexually exploiting 12-year old girl

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GREAT FALLS - Jaycob Kutzera was found guilty and sentenced to 15 years in prison after he requested sexually explicit images of a 12-year-old girl in Great Falls. The case started back in 2016 when the girl's mother found the images on her cell phone.  Upon further investigation, it was found that Kutzera knew the girl was 12, yet continued to engage in sexually explicit communications with her.   The sentencing comes of a plea agreement that removed the majorit... More>>

CONFIRMED: Trump to visit Montana July 5 Video included

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GREAT FALLS - White House officials confirmed that President Donald Trump has plans to visit Montana soon.

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State Officials tour flood damage Video included

Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney speaks to Dorthy Opheim Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney speaks to Dorthy Opheim
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Lt. Governor Mike Cooney toured the flooded Sun River community today, June 22nd. Flooding began in the town earlier in the week, washing away roads, flooding homes, and trapping some people inside their town. Lt. Gov. Cooney spoke to several families, including the Opheim's. Right now, it's difficult to say how much money it will cost to repair roads and homes, but officials are working to find an answer. More>>

Fishing access sites closed due to high water

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CASCADE COUNTY - Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks has implemented closure of 2 fishing access sites due to flooding on the Sun River The Medicine River FAS and the Fort Shaw FAS are closed until further notice. FWP says they'll stay that way until the area can be cleaned up and deemed safe. More>>

Governor requests aid from FEMA

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HELENA - Monday afternoon Governor Steve Bullock put in an official request to FEMA to provide additional resources back to Montana to help clean up and recover from the widespread spring flooding. If approved the money would be used to repair damaged roads, culverts, and bridges. Since April more than 20 counties, 8 cities, and 3 tribes have all declared emergencies. Then in May the Governor declared a statewide flooding emergency, however, state law requires that it expire in 20 ... More>>

Result are in! It's a wolf!

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The mysterious creature that captivated the nation after it was shot and killed near Denton in May has been identified. Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks says the animal is, in fact, a wolf. The carcass was sent to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service forensic laboratory in Oregon. After comparing the DNA to thousands of samples from wolves, coyotes, and dogs and concluded it was a gray wolf from the northern Rocky Mountains.  FWP says the original pictures of ... More>>

Woman found dead on Phillips Street, man arrested

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Missoula City Police say they were called to the area of Lowell School on Phillips Street around 2:26 Sunday morning for a report of an injured woman lying in the roadway. 

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Neighbors mourn victims of Monday shooting

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The Lewis and Clark county coroner's office has  identified the bodies of the two young people found at a residence on Hannaford Street as 26-year-old Richard Ferris and 21-year-old Olivia Serrano.



 

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City budget passes, Natatorium will close

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The city commission passed Great Falls annual city budget tonight, but there was a lot of discussion on what the future holds. Most of the discussion today about the city’s 117.9 million dollar budget fell upon the natatorium, as it will now officially be closing in January of 2019. The commissioners say they understand its importance to the community, but fear for public safety. “I can’t in good conscious keep it open for another year without making major improve... More>>

Experts aim to stop prenatal substance abuse, statewide problem

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It is a problem that affect more than half of one of our most vulnerable and precious populations in some areas. Prenatal drug abuse has steadily been on the rise in Montana and around the nation. Our Bliss Zechman explains how the government is working with healthcare professionals to help save babies lives. “The most important job that I have isn't being governor, but is being a father,” said Governor Steve Bullock. Governor Bullock addressed a room full of health expe...

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Solution for finding lost pets

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GREAT FALLS- Several people have been reporting missing or stolen dogs across Great Falls.  Dr. Kelly Manzer, a veterinarian at K-Heart Veterinary Clinic explained that chipping your pets may solve the problem. 

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Downtown Great Falls outdoor restaurant area

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GREAT FALLS- For those who enjoy sitting outside in the warm weather at restaurants with a burger and beer, good news is on the way for Downtown Great Falls.

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Moving on after four years

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In July, Browning held a number of events.from the annual North American Indian Days, to the rodeo and Indian Relay Races. But that's not all, it also marked the end of an era. "I obviously have mixed feelings,"said Former Business Tribal Councilman Harry Barnes.  After he served serving the Blackfeet nation for four years, tribal chairman Harry Barnes is passing the torch to the next council.  he says he hopes they will be progressive and put whats best for the ... More>>

Supporting seniors in a time of need

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From serving meals for nearly 150 people a day or more, to organizing social events, the hill county senior center provides activities for the elders of their community. But all of that comes with a cost and they need your help.  "But I know they were looking at six figures to keep everything going, the building , the cost of the building and maintaining everything," said Bregren She says spending time with the seniors in ones community is quote *invaluable histo... More>>

New classes now offered at Bass Clef School Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Tim Bass stopped by the KFBB studio to talk about new class options at Bass Clef School. In the past, the school only offered music classes. But now, it has evolved into a fine arts school, offering a variety of dance, theater and art classes as well. Classes are open to people of all ages, with Tim's youngest student being just two weeks old, and his oldest being 80.  For more information, visit the Bass Clef School website. 

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Annual Montana Professional Firefighter convention

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This week, you may notice an increase in firefighters wandering through the Electric City. The Annual Montana Professional Firefighter convention, and this year Great Falls is the host.  Over 21 different fire departments are expected to show up but adding to the celebration, 2018 marks the 100 year anniversary of Great Falls firefighters. The President of the Great Falls Fire Fighter Union tells us this is a time for firefighters to take a breather but also talk and come up wit... More>>

Gianforte's subcommittee speaks energy development on tribal lands

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Tuesday morning Congressmen Greg Gianforte held a hearing on tribal energy resources and how to reduce barriers members face in getting energy development on tribal land. Gianforte stated that tribal lands hold a wealth of untapped energy resources and 30% of America's coal reserve and as much as 20% of known natural gas comes from tribal land. Despite the positive economic benefits tribes can receive from their energy resources. Gianforte said the federal government makes it hard fo... More>>

Possibly hazardous material spilled on manhole cover near 15th St N and 12th Ave N.

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Yesterday, July 16th, a possibly hazardous material was spilled onto a manhole cover on 15th St N by the intersection with 12th Ave N at around 4:30 P.M.  Great Falls Police told KFBB it appears the investigation might be taken over by the state, as the spill happened over a manhole cover and there is no word on the impacts this can have. Great Falls Police were on the scene directing traffic and told KFBB the material was unknown at the time, and Great Falls Fire Rescue was ha... More>>

GFPD needs the public help to find Tamara "Tammy" Goff Video included

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Just an hour ago the Great Falls Police Department issued a community alert for a missing person. The missing person's name is Tamara "Tammy" Goff. She was last seen leaving her residence in the 2100 block of 7th Ave North, in a 2008 black Chevrolet Colorado (MT plate 293204A), on July 12, 2018, at approximately 7am.  Tammy was said to be headed to the south end of Great Falls with her dog “Sadie”, a German Shepherd mix.  If you have any information a...

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Mosquito tests positive for West Nile Virus in Cascade County

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The Cascade County Weed & Mosquito Division said in a press release they have detected their first West Nile Virus positive mosquito sample this year. A WNV positive sample was collected approximately 6 miles North of Great Falls on July 12th, 2018, which was later confirmed by the Department of Health and Human Services on July 16th, 2018. There has been no known infection in humans detected in Cascade County so far this year, but since a WNV positive mosquito sample has b...

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Man breaks into Humane Society, steals dog

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Just after midnight on Monday, July 16th, the Helena Police Department received a call that a man had just "broken into the Humane Society and wanted to get arrested." 

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Man accused of throwing fireworks at children

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One man is now facing charges after police say he was throwing fireworks at children who were playing in the area of the 300 block of N. Davis. 

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Great Falls High Auditorium going under renovations thanks to private donor

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Great Falls Public Schools has yet another big announcement. Great Falls High's Auditorium will be undergoing a remodel thanks to a private donation. Ian and Nancy Davidson made a donation of 1.8 million dollars to the school. The Davidson’s say they have always been a family that believes in helping education and when the school didn’t get the funding for all the remodels they wanted in the 99 million dollar levy, they knew they should step in. “To take that add... More>>

Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Company makes new purchase

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GREAT FALLS- Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Company will be purchasing the Front Brewing Company from the current owners to expand production. The company is located on 3rd Ave South and in the West Bank Development. 

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Semi-truck carrying hay catches fire on Hwy. 89

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Just after 4:30 Monday afternoon, fire departments responded to reports of a semi-truck carrying hay on fire near Mile Marker 4 on Highway 89. According to the driver of the semi-truck, he was transporting hay for the animals of the Montana State Fair when he realized his load was on fire.  After about half a mile, he says he decided to pull over to dump the hay to avoid catching the rest of the rig on fire, but when he did, hay fell onto the cab and the blaze spread to the...

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"Ride to the Springs" Car show at Giant Springs State Park Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Clark Carlson-Thompson and Fay Schwieger with Fish, Wildlife and Parks stop by the KFBB studios to talk about the upcoming annual "Ride to the Springs" Car Show. This year's show will take place Saturday, July 21st from 11:00-4:00pm. Registration and attendance are completely free. For more information, head to the FWP website. 

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Bullock appointed chairman, will lead National Governors Association

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The National Governors Association gavel will soon be passed to Governor Steve Bullock. He is set to take the lead position as chairman. The NGA is a bipartisan organization made up of many United States governors. Through the organization, the governors share best practices, speak about national policies and develop innovative solutions. Governor Bullock has served as vice-chair for the last year.  In a few days, he will will travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico for the NGA  s... More>>

No special session, republicans fail to get enough votes

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The votes are in. Despite many republican's efforts, there will not be a special session of the legislature.   Secretary of State Corey Stapleton reports that 45 lawmakers supported the session, while 71 rejected it. GOP  lawmakers were looking to counter two proposed citizen ballot initiatives. They needed 76 yes votes.   Senate President Scott Sales says he's not surprised they didn't get enough signatures, because in his words-- it was a heavy lift. However, he say... More>>

At the Finish Line with the Winners of the Missoula Marathon

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Around 6,000 runners participated in Missoula marathon this year and runners from all over finished their race in downtown missoula. Runners had great weather to work with early this morning. Perhaps the good weather helped Mark Messmer from Missoula and keely baker from great falls to win the full Missoula Marthon.  "All year one of my top goal's was to win the win this marathon. So it's like a dream come true," said Keely Baker of Great Falls. Baker was the firs...

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4th Annual Stand Up For Students Toiletries Drive

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GREAT FALLS- The Great Falls Association of Realtors continues to host their 4th Annual Stand Up For Students Toiletries Drive which runs until August 22, 2018. 

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8th Annual Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

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GREAT FALLS- People of all ages dressed up in costumes to attend the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party on July 15th at the Paris Gibson Museum of Art. 

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67th Annual Native American Indian Days

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The 67th Annual Native American Indian Days are one of the largest gatherings of the United States and Canadian tribes, hundreds came together to celebrate their culture. The celebration in Browning always happens the second week in July for four days of authentic Blackfeet traditions. Such as pow-wow dancing, stick games, horse relay races, and the crowning of a new Miss Blackfeet. If you didn't make it today, there's still time to participate. The event will wrap up Sunday for more... More>>

Community Spotlight: Pint Night!

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The Golden Triangle Chapter of Pheasants Forever is excited to bring ‘Pint Night’ to the Front Brewery in Great Falls. The event happens July 18th and goes from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. $1 from every pint sold supports local conservation efforts. More>>

Helena Regional Airport to undergo expansion

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The Helena Regional Airport is about to undergo a huge expansion. The multi-million dollar project is set to enlarge the terminal, add seating, bring in amenities and more. The two-year project will add more than 20,000 square feet to the building. The passenger holding area will have more seating installed. Right now, many folks have to stand before take-off because there aren't enough seats. Also, the area will get a new restaurant and bar, better Wi-Fi and a cell phone charging ... More>>

Helena tourism on the rise

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Most people think of politics and legislators when the Queen City comes to mind. However, our Bliss Zechman explains how the Helena has turned into a hub for tourism. This bumpy ride is a bonus for the town. Not only does it highlight Helena’s rich history, the tour directs patrons to restaurants, trails and businesses. "We just love the whole city and everything it has to offer," said Vicki Moore, a tourist from Georgia. Mike Mergenthaler with the Chamber of Commer... More>>

MT race to the congressional seat shaping up to be a tight one

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The battle over Montana's lone congressional seat is shaping up to be a tight one.  A June poll from Gravis marketing showed democratic candidate Kathleen Williams is leading Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte by six points. Republicans challenge the polling methods. Although Williams is leading in the polls, according to the Associated Press Gianforte has more cash on hand. Reports show he had $1.3 million dollars in the bank at the beginning of July while Williams ha... More>>

Hope finally comes home

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Hope finally returned from recovering from surgery and nearly 9 months of intensive physical therapy. If you’ve been following Hope’s story, she came from a hoarding situation and had a bum front leg. But her rescuer saw through her injury, raised money and got her the help she needed at a veterinary school in Washington. And the students said she was amazing. “Everyone loved her. Actually her doctor. Dr. Farnsworth is her biggest fan. He is truly in love with her ... More>>

Community Spotlight: 2018 Montana East-West Shrine Football Game

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Summertime football is heading for Memorial Stadium at Great Falls High! Players from Eastern and Western Montana will put the pads on for the 72nd Annual Game Saturday, July, 21st at 7:00 p.m. But there’s more happening before kick-off. Shiner John Hayes and Patient Ambassador Grant Brumwell have all of the details in tonight’s Community Spotlight. Check it out: 

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Helena Diocese apologizes for priests who attended Trump rally

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An administrator from the Diocese of Helena sent out an apology to the congregation saying he regrets "the pain caused" by the priests  who attended the Trump rally. The letter will appear in many bulletins throughout the diocese this Sunday. Administrator Kevin O'Neill said he regrets any and all confusion or hurt the priests attendance at the rally caused. He outlined that many people objected to the priests being there for two reasons. One: because they were in cl... More>>

Green Party gets another glimmer of hope

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The Green Party, once again, has a glimmer of hope that they'll make it on the ballot. Secretary of State Corey Stapleton announced Wednesday that he will appeal to the State Supreme Court to get the party back on for the November election. On Monday, a Helena district court judge ordered the party to be removed from the ballot. He cited the greens didn't gather enough viable signatures to petition their party. According to the Independent Record, Stapleton said he decided to appe... More>>

More than 3,200 pounds of trash removed out of Helena National Forest

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More than a ton of trash has been dumped at the Helena National Forest just in the last couple of weeks. Our Bliss Zechman went to check out the damage and see what foresters are doing to help. Thanks to the National Forest Service’s cleanup efforts, most of this area out here is now pristine. However, just a few days ago, parts of this campground were a mess. Today several families are out camping at the national forest, enjoying the breeze and some wild boar.  But recen... More>>

New nursing program aims to help rural communities

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According to usawage.com, medical occupations are some of the highest paid in the state and now to help people get closer to that goal the University of Providence is now offering a new bachelor's of science in nursing.  The four-year undergraduate program is focusing on future nurses to serve in rural areas, both in Central Montana and across other rural western states.  The Central Montana medical center collaborated with Univ of Providence to provide clinicals for rural ... More>>

City discusses future of Natatorium

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The Natatorium has been causing quite the stir when it comes to the city budget, and commissioners held a work session today to discuss the future of the Morony Natatorium. Bricks on the west side have fallen off the building and according to the city manager, the east side is no longer structurally sound. The cost to repair it all is more than half a million dollars, something the city just doesn't have.  Currently, the city is looking to close the natatorium permanently in Ja...

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Community Spotlight: Stuff The Bus

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Sure, its summer, but a new school year is right around the corner. But, before we get back to school, the United Way of Cascade County is gearing up for their annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ fundraiser. What’s that? Well, three buses will be accepting donations, like school supplies and other everyday necessities all benefiting local non-profit organizations helping those who need, start the school year right. The goal is to fill the buses and break last year’s total o... More>>

Woman hit by driver in Great Falls, driver fled scene

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A woman was hit by a car last night by the intersection of Central Avenue West and 11th street North West. According to Great Falls Police Department, the incident happened around 11 p.m. They received multiple calls of a woman lying in the street and she had difficulty breathing. The woman who was hit said the vehicle was a newer white Ford SUV, possibly and Escape or Edge. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene before police could arrive. GFPD says the vehicle has damage to th...

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School supply collection underway

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 HELENA, Mont.,- A couple of organizations are already gearing up for the school year.Some dedicated parents and school staff members are collecting supplies for low-income students. Without the help of these volunteers, many students walk onto campus in August without basic supplies. "Stuff the Bus" is a project fueled by the Angel Fund.The non-profit aims to help kids have a better life. Mary Anderson has volunteered with the organization for years.  She says ... More>>

Rural fire departments battle a lack of volunteers

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As many long time volunteers turn in their hoses, rural fire departments are struggling to keep volunteers at their stations. Our Bliss Zechman explains how departments are trying to keep communities safe with limited staff. On average, the West Valley Fire Department's siren sounds off twice a day to help those in need. Last year, they responded to almost 800 calls. However, as more and more veteran volunteers retire, answering those calls has become increasingly difficult. "W... More>>

HUD bans smoking on all public housing locations

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Earlier this year the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced increases to residents rent and now renters are facing a new blow which renters are saying is taking too much of their rights away.  Last month the Great Falls Housing Authority started their smoke-free policy. The policy said you must smoke 25 feet from all public housing and administration buildings. Kevin Hager, executive director, of the GFHA, tell us that it's to help better control public health. ...

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West side development

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GREAT FALLS- The Great Falls Development Authority has several projects underway, including some that haven't even been announced to the public yet. Brett Doney, CEO, and President of GFDA explained that businesses will always close and open, but currently, development has been booming.  "Well the West Bank Landing project itself, the multiphase project over the next few years that’s going to be over 65 million in private investments, so that's very exciting," ... More>>

Northeastern Montana farmers take big hit after storms

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In northeastern Montana, communities are still picking up the pieces after destructive winds moved through the area over the last few days. The second wave of storms hit Tuesday evening, while many were still trying to recover from the first storms on Monday. According to the Sheridan County Sheriff, although residents have come together to clean up, its the farmers and ranchers who are taking the biggest hit of all. Farmer Greg Wirtz has 5,000 acres near Outlook Montana. He said hai... More>>

Cost of President Trump's visit for Cascade County

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Cascade county has released their estimated expense and income report from President Trump's visit to Great Falls. 

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Plentywood gets smacked with 2 storms in 90 minutes; Majority of town sees damage Video included

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PLENTYWOOD - A massive storm in northeastern Montana has caused serious damage to the town of Plentywood.  Taylor Ordahl, a local photographer, told us the storm hit hard for about 15 minutes before rearing it's ugly head again another 45 minutes later. "We could see it building as we were driving into town. It started pouring as we pulled into our driveway.  We watched everything happen from our bay window in our kitchen.", said Ordahl After the first storm hit ...

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Community Spotlight: 4-H Club Livestock Show and Sale

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The Cascade County 4-H Club is excited to bring you the Livestock Show and Sale at Montana ExpoPark. The event takes place July 12th-14th at the Livestock Pavilion. There, you’ll find a variety of livestock and meats for judging and sale. Macy and Baylee Herman stopped by the KFBB Studios for tonight’s Community Spotlight to explain more. Here’s the interview:

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YWCA receives donations to remodel

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GREAT FALLS- The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) in Great Falls received a 157,000 dollar donation to remodel the lower level which had water damage and asbestos problems. Donations came from various organizations. -$77,000 from Brown Field for flooring. -$40,000 from other individuals for miscellaneous repairs. -$20,000 from Black Grant for flooring. -$20,000 from Montana Board of Crime Control for equipment and technology. Sandi Filipowicz, YWCA Executive Director, said... More>>

Box Truck catches fire just north of Ulm

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A box truck caught fire along I-15 around 2:45 this afternoon, forcing the northbound lane to close. Montana Highway Patrol, Ulm fire, and the Montana Air National Guard responded to the incident. According to Montana Highway Patrol, the truck overheated while driving northbound and when the driver pulled over, the box truck caught fire.  The north bound lane of I-15 was shut down for approximately 15 minutes as crews worked to put out the flames. No one was injured... More>>

Judge signs order to put the Green Party off the November ballot

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After months of working to make it on the ballot, a judge in Helena ruled the Montana Green Party will not be an option for voters in November. Danielle Breck coordinator of the Montana Green Party said she was blindsided by this decision. She knew it was a possibility, but she didn't hear anything about  the court until around 3:00 p.m. yesterday. Helena District Court Judge James Reynolds made the decision to remove the party, saying the group didn't have enough viable s... More>>

MDT tries out new zipper merge system

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In the face of intense construction on Highway 12 near East Helena , the state of Montana is trying out a new merge system. The Montana Department of transportation is using a new technique called zipper merging. The East Helena viaduct construction project is acting as a guinea pig for this system. The zipper merge is suppose to reduce speeds between two lanes, reduce traffic backup by up to 40 percent and reduce congestion on freeway interchanges. “This is a test project act... More>>

Why is the Missouri River so low?

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It seems like just a couple weeks ago, the community was worrying about the Missouri River having one of the floods of the century, but now if you look at it, the mighty Missouri isn't looking like what it used to be. 

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Great Falls Public Schools receives donation

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GREAT FALLS- The Great Falls Public Schools Board held a meeting on July 9 to announce a donation of 150,000 dollars. 

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10th Annual Family FunFest in Great Falls Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Mark Willmarth of the Great Falls Lions Club stops by the KFBB studio to talk about the annual Family FunFest in Great Falls! This year's event will take place Saturday, July 14th from 10:00am-2:00pm at the Lions Park located at 10th Ave. South and 27th Street. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature several giveaways, games, entertainment, music and food.  For more information, call the Great Falls Park and Recreation Depart...

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Phase Two of East Helena Viaduct Construction starts

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Phase two of the East Helena Viaduct construction project began on Monday.   Our Bliss Zechman is at the site where officials told her this newest leg of the project is just one step in improving safety on what is known as a dangerous stretch of highway in the area.   The area is prone to speeding and wrecks. The Montana Department of Transportation is hoping this project will help fix some of those problems. MDT’s plan includes several installation and repair pro... More>>

New generation of law enforcement learns at Junior Police Leadership Academy

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A new generation of law enforcement officials are undergoing training in Helena. Our Bliss Zechman explains how high schoolers from around the treasure state are learning exactly what it takes to be a cop at the Junior Police Leadership Academy. Youngsters here are learning a wide variety of police basics. Like how to make an arrest and how to shoot a gun. Waking up bright and early, just like their real life counterparts, to hone in their skills. “They get up at 5:45 every m... More>>

Vandals spray-paint a family dog in Helena

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One dog in Helena was left traumatized after criminals spray-painted the pup from nose to tail. Our Bliss Zechman explains how the lab and his family are turning this horrible situation into a positive one for other pups. 

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Missouri River Sees 3rd Highest Runoff in 120 Years Video included

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The runoff in the Missouri River basin reached a total of 10 million acre-feet. An acre-foot means the amount of water it takes to cover one acre in a foot of water. John Remus, Chief of the Missouri River Basin Waste Division tells us the updated runoff reflects the melting of the above average mountain snow pack and moderate to heavy plains snow pack, as well as average rainfall that fell throughout the basin over the last four months. US Army Corps of Engineers said the agency will... More>>

Protecting your plants from the sun Video included

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One way people escape the blistering sun is gardening and we all know the damage too much time in the sun can do if you're not careful. We can protect ourselves by putting on light clothing or sunblock but it's not that simple for plants. Which raises the question of how can you protect your garden from getting sunburned?  According to garden therapy.com, one way to protect your plants from the sun is to put a thick layer of mulch on them, which protects the roots from the ... More>>

Community Spotlight:Veteran’s of Foreign Wars

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In tonight’s Community Spotlight, Chaplain Jim Porter with the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars stopped by to talk about fundraising for some new flag poles. Their goal is to raise $15,000 to cover the cost of two new poles, and any additional charges to install them. Find out how you can help, here’s the interview: More>>

Republican lawmaker: "Special session unlikely"

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After a couple weeks of debate and strife, it doesn't look like Montana will hold another special session. Although it's not official, it appears republicans don't have enough support from their constituents.  Senate President Scott Sales says he knew getting the necessary 76 signatures was a gamble from the get go. He spoke with a representative from the Secretary of State's office this morning and was told 13 GOP lawmakers have already voted against holding the session. If th...

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Citizens help catch criminals

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Today, the beers pouring freely and patrons are happily chatting at the Laib-ation Station off Lincoln Rd. However, that wasn't the scene early yesterday morning. "It is a serious crime. There was approximately $5,000 in the safe," said Sheriff Leo Dutton.   The sheriff's department received a 911 call that someone had broken into the bar. A woman who lives near the bar said a man came out carrying a large object. She didn't try to interfere, but instead provided a de...

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Public lands trashed, deputy calls for action

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There's been a sharp increase in the number of people polluting public lands.  From dumping refrigerators to leaving shotgun shells, it's become a huge problem for law enforcement and patrons "It’s kind of become a dump up here,” said Eileen Scott. Scott has lived on the edge of the North Hill access point for 20 years. She's tired of people disrespecting not only the public land next to her, but her home as well. “We’re afraid we're going to get h...

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Law enforcement pleased with Great Falls after Trump rally

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After spending over 8 hours in the scorching sun, Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards suffered pretty serious sunburn along with others, covering the Trump rally. Edwards said whenever events like this happen they always take a look at what can they do better for next time, especially when it comes to public safety which was one of Thursday's biggest concerns.  Edwards told KFBB that if he could do it all over again he would change a few things.  He said, "I would like... More>>

One person dead after crash north of Augusta

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Thursday morning Montana Highway Patrol responded to a crash just north of August. The accident happened on US 287 around 6:30 am. According to the Montana Highway Patrol, a 56-year-old male from Dutton was heading northbound when he ran off the road and collided with a post. Officials said the vehicle then continued down an embankment and collided with two trees. The driver was the only person in the car and was pronounced dead on the scene. More>>

Candidate Rosendale tries the Commander-in-Chief burger Video included

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Just about every Republican candidate running for a seat was in Great Falls Thursday, including Matt Rosendale. Before the big rally, Rosendale was invited to try a once-in-a-lifetime burger from the famous Roadhouse Grill.

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Vendors banking in on presidential visit

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Vendors came from all over the country have come to the Electric City to take part in this historic event. If you have rode down Smelter Avenue chances are you have seen Trump merchandise all over the place. Brooklyn native, Rocky Granata, travels all over the country following Trump. Granata, who is also a trump supporter says he travels thousands of miles each month to Trump rallies and packs all the items into an SUV and also lives out of it. He tells us regardless of al... More>>

Expect some delays on the road for Trump's visit, but air travel should be fine

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We asked a travel expert what kind of delays to expect for drivers and airplane passengers during President Trump's visit to Great Falls.

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Print out tickets for the Trump event in Great Falls, sheriff says Video included

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Since the white house confirmed the president was making a trip in the Electric City, KFBB has been getting phone call after phone call on people having a hard time going through the ticketing process. The only way to get a pair of tickets is to RSVP on donaldjtrump.com. Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards tells up that although the sheriff's office has been working hand in hand they have not clarified on how they will process tickets at the door but his advice to people is to do...

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Cascade County Sheriff says President visit will be expensive

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Sheriff's departments from around the state are sending staff to help provide security at Donald Trump's visit. The Cascade County sheriff says it might be a big expense for the county.

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Deputies coming in from all over to help with Presidential visit

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According to Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards, several entities of law enforcement will be heading to the Electric City tomorrow to help local law enforcement with the Trump rally which means a heavy presence of deputies. Sheriff Edwards said Teton County, Choteau County and Lewis and Clark County all volunteered to help out with the presidential visit. Which would put a total of 45 deputies on the grounds at Expo Park and the normal convoy of deputies on the streets. He said its i...

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Elk brucellosis hosting public meeting in Bozeman July 19

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"Brucellosis" a word no one in the agriculture industry or wildlife departments want to hear. It Is a highly contagious bacterial infection that can be spread from wildlife, to livestock, and to humans.

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Will local businesses serve President Trump?

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With President Trump coming to Great Falls, we asked what would Great Falls businesses do...

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Orphaned grizzly cubs find forever home

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The three bears cubs who tragically lost their mother in a hit and run accident near Lincoln, a month ago. the fear they would be put down has finally come to an end, and the cubs will go to their forever home.  In a press release from Montana's Fish, Wildlife, and parks, the orphaned cubs are all going north to Zoo sauvage in Quebec. 

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Firework sales on Fourth of July

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GREAT FALLS- Employees at firework stands around town explained that the Fourth of July sales is the highest of the year. The owner of King Kong Harry's fireworks stands, Patrick McQueen said that sales have picked up the last few days, but they prepared for a big rush on the Fourth of July. Tanner Gliko, an employee at Liberty Fireworks explained 20,000 fireworks have been sold this season, and they anticipated to sell 12,000 to 15,000 more on July Fourth. "Sales have been b...

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Experience living history, WWII airplane exhibit in Helena

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This B-24 Liberator carried The Greatest Generation to victory more than 70 years ago. Now, it serves another purpose. On this Independence Day, kids and veterans alike hopped aboard to experience history. "We’re basically barnstormers but instead of taking old by planes around from field to field we fly World War II aircrafts. So we're kind of like a flying museum, but we're also an opportunity for people to go on flights on aircrafts you're not going to see anywhere else... More>>

Old Glory Flag raises, Helena celebrates Independence Day

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The Old Glory Landmark Flag is a staple that's hard to miss in the Helena community. Just about everyone in the Capitol City admires this swaying symbol of freedom, but to some, it means more. "Very moving. A lot of freedom, [that is what it] means to me," said Chuck Butler. Butler is one of the guys who makes it possible for this flag to fly. Fifteen years ago, he fought to have this monument built, because he has something to fight for. Two of his sons served in the arme... More>>

Special Work Session scheduled for City Commission

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There are several items on the city of Great Falls budget which could face the chopping block this year. and now commissioners have a lot to consider.  In Today's regularly scheduled commission meeting the commissioners set a public hearing for the annual budget resolution but with this years nearly 118 million dollar budget not being enough to keep everything, the commissioners decided to have a special work session before the hearing. "We will go through further detailed... More>>

Cascade County Sheriff lays out rules for presidential visit Video included

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Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards said the gates to Expo park will close after the last employee leaves on Tuesday. He said the closure is to prep the Four Seasons Arena for the presidential visit. KFBB did reach out to management at Expo Park regarding preparation but we were directed to the Trump administration.  Once gates close Tuesday night they will not reopen until July 5 at 10:30 am. Sheriff Edwards said they are expecting at least 6,000 people to show up to this histo... More>>

Fireworks impact on veterans

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GREAT FALLS- The loud popping and missile sound on the 4th of July are normal sounds of the holiday. For combat veterans who are dealing with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) the day can cause trauma.

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President Trump's visit impacting Great Falls

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With President Donald Trump's visit slated for July 5, Great Falls is filling up with visitors. Local hotels say they're fully booked.

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Man accused of sexually assaulting woman in Great Falls

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A Tier II Sex Offender is charged with sexually assaulting a woman while her child was in bed with her.

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Report says Montana has a positive outlook on renewable energy

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A new report says with a few infrastructure changes, Montana could increase its power output by nearly 360 megawatts in a few years, making Montana wind more enticing to outside states looking for renewable energy.

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Topless woman drives an excavator into fence

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GREAT FALLS- Around 8 a.m. 34-year-old woman, Heather Houston allegedly stole an excavator from a salvage yard on Rainbow Dam Road. She then drove the excavator to the Fox Hollow apartment complex where she proceeded to ride up the excavator topless.  Houston was taken to jail. She was charged with criminal mischief and criminal endangerment. 

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Montana firefighters helping relieve Colorado fires

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MONTANA- Rocky Mountain Fire Suppression went to Southern Colorado to help with fire relief.  Shane Strehle, a firefighter with the Rocky Mountain Fire Rescue explained they received a call early Saturday morning on June 30th to cover the fires and were on the road by that evening. They got to Colorado on July 2nd.  Since the crew has been there, Strehle explained that the fire had spread about 10,000 acres. "It's pretty bad. It's up to 50,000 acres right now, and a ...

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"Old-Fashioned" Picnic at Black Eagle Community Park Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Brian Hoven of the Black Eagle Community Park stops by the KFBB studio to discuss this year's Old-Fashioned Picnic on Wednesday, July 4th from 11:00am-4:00pm at the Black Eagle Park. Different this year: folks will be purchasing food directly via cash or card. In previous years, attendees would buy tickets upon entering and use their tickets to pay. Tickets will now only be necessary for things like drinks and ice cream. 

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Urban Art Project downtown

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GREAT FALLS- The Urban Art project has been a 13 tradition where artists are featured through windows downtown.  The 11 windows feature mostly local artists, but also a few from Missoula and Colorado. The displays are located along 1st Ave S. between 3rd and 4th St. Each artist is sponsored by a business in the area who pays for the artist to decorate the window.  Jean Price, the Urban Art Project Director, explained you can either interpret the art yourself or read about ... More>>

GameStop early morning break in

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According to a woman who wishes unidentified, told KFBB the suspect appeared to be male, who was wearing a black hoodie, white mask/bandanna, and sunglasses. He was of medium build.

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Tier 2 sex offender faces new charges

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According to the Great Falls Police Department, Ronald Eugene Knapp was arrested Friday and charged with sexual intercourse without consent and failure to give notice for change of address. Knapp has a criminal history dating back over 20 years. In 1982 he was charged with theft in Cascade County, in 1989 he was charged with sexual intercourse without consent and sexual assault. He is currently awaiting his initial appearance in court with a $125,000 bond. More>>

Families Belong Together rally up in Great Falls

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Immigration is one of the most talked about topics and thousands all over the country including several cities in Montana, took part in the "Families Belong Together" rally to protest President Trump's policies.  Protestors at the rally said the reason for this protest is to bring awareness to representatives who have turned a blind eye to immigration issues.  Jasmine Taylor, an organizer said "It took an enormous amount of public outcry before anything wa... More>>

After flood clean-up efforts still active weeks after flooding

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Floods wreaked havoc over much of North Central Montana almost two weeks ago and clean up efforts are still in full effects in those hard-hit areas like Augusta. Saturday after days of flooding along the Rocky Mountain Front, folks from all over went to Augusta to help clean up the local park. Susan Ford< a local teacher, who is heading the cleanup efforts tells us they have hauled almost 10 truckloads of debris. She said to her this shows her how much Montanans truly stick togeth... More>>

Officers sustain minor injuries after fight with suspect

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Officers were dispatch to 2121 Vaughn Rd Friday evening for reports of a man threatening and trying to attack employees.  When officers arrived they found 22-year old, SmOKey Gervais, outside of the establishment trying to break things. According to GFPD when officers tried to make contact with Gervais that's when officers and Gervais started to fight. Right now, the officers involved are expected to be ok but Gervais faces several charges that include: 2 counts of ass... More>>

Update: One person killed after a head-on vehicle collision

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Officials had to use the jaws of life to extract a person out of a vehicle after a head-on collision on Vaughn South Front Road.  The call came over the scanner of the accident about 2:00 pm saying that one person suffered severe facial injuries. The reporter on the scene reports that 2 people had to be taken to the hospital. Mercy Flight was called to the scene but did not have to transport anyone.  The road is shut down and traffic is being diverted. We do not...

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SUV hits boat and rolls

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A rollover near Avon, happened just after 11 a.m. Saturday morning. Montana Highway Patrol said an SUV was traveling South Bound on Highway 141 when they collided with a boat that deattached from the truck hauling it.  Montana Highway Patrol said minor injuries were sustained, however everyone involved is expected to make a speedy recovery.    More>>

Great Falls preps for presidential visit Video included

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Preparations are underway, paving the way for Donald Trump's trip and now that it is confirmed that President Trump is coming, the real work begins. Especially for city and county law enforcement, city leaders along with just about every branch in law enforcement in the state met with the secret service on Friday. They discussed the president's agenda, and how to ensure not only the safety of the president but also the general public. Although officials can't release details right now... More>>

Downtown Helena traffic boxes decorated

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Several traffic signal boxes are sporting a new look in Downtown Helena. Eight boxes are now wrapped in colorful, vinyl creations illustrated by local Montana artists.  The Helena Public Art Committee began the project in the spring of 2017 to transform the eyesores into artwork.   The artwork negates vandalism and promotes local creativity. The project was funded by the City of Helena and a donation from Friends of the Placer, Inc. Several other cities around Montana... More>>

Sheriff Dutton receives prestigious award

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HELENA,Mont.- Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton recently received a highly coveted national award. The National Command & Staff College and the Criminal Justice Commission for Credible Leadership Development presented Dutton an award in recognition of his outstanding leadership the Helena community. Of the thousands of sheriffs across the nation, only 20 were bestowed the honor.     "I was totally shocked and honored to read the letter. I didn't ... More>>

Unusually high number of vehicle-related crimes reported in Lewis and Clark County

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There has been an unusually high number of vehicle thefts and car high jacking over the past couple of months in Lewis and Clark County. Sheriff Leo Dutton says more than 100 cars have been victim to the latest spree. Since the beginning of May, about 30 vehicles have been stolen and 60 cars have had items stolen from them. Dutton says none of the vehicles were hot-wired and very few windows were broken. In most cases, crime has occurred when owners left their keys in the vehicle ... More>>

State finds one Helena nursing home neglected patient

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State finds one Helena nursing home neglects patients The state has found that one nursing home in Helena has neglected at least one of its patients. In a recent incident, one unsupervised resident caught on fire after smoking a cigarette. The Department of Health and Human Service's survey found Big Sky Health Care and Community neglected the resident when she was outside, unsupervised on May 1 and that the facility failed to report the incident. According the Independent Recor... More>>

Republicans make progress, ballots out for special session

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Republicans are still working hard to call a special session of the legislature. GOP lawmakers do not have enough votes yet to make it happen, but they have made progress since the announcement came out on Wednesday. Senator Scott Sales said the petition paperwork was delivered to the Secretary of State's office late Wednesday. Republicans needed ten signatures for polling paperwork to be sent out to the legislative body. Sales said they received more than enough signatures on that e... More>>

Carroll College offers tuition-free courses to high school students

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Carroll College has announced a new high school initiative, Carroll Early Access, offering tuition-free college classes to high school students. In partnership with schools in the Helena area, Carroll College is offering the opportunity to high school juniors and seniors to enroll in college-level courses taught on campus beginning this fall. 

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Rallies to keep migrant families together happened across Montana

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According to the Montana Immigration Justice Alliance (MIJA) there will be several rallies across the Treasure State in what they are saying is a call for action to keep migrant families together 

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After-flood resources flood victims should know about Video included

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Standing water could harbor hundreds if not thousands of mosquito larvae but there are a few ways to protect yourself and reduce the pest population. According to the Cascade County Health Department said, you should remain indoors during peak mosquito times which are dawn and dusk. If you must be outside during those time it's important that you wear long sleeves and pants and use repellant containing DEET. Empty containers that collect standing water like flower pots, bird bath... More>>

Kid feeds the hungry

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One Montana City resident has made it his mission to help the hungry. However, this good Samaritan isn't exactly who you'd expect. Parker Dailey is a lot like other nine-year-olds in Montana. He loves playing football, skiing and hanging out with his friends. However, one thing truly sets him apart from others- he is helping feed the hungry.   “I knew there were people who were hungry out there, and I wanted to help them," said Parker.   The young philanthropis... More>>

Two men in custody after car chase through town

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Two men were arrested after a car chase Thursday morning. According to the Great Falls Police Department, they were called to a hit and run around 9:30 in the morning near the 600 block of Sacajawea Drive in Great Falls.

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Company to pay out $29 million to cleanup East Helena Superfund Site

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Yesterday, a court decision helped clear out pollutants in East Helena. A judge ruled one of the companies responsible for creating the former smelting plant, which is now an EPA Superfund Sit, is to pay out about $30 million for cleanup. BP owned Atlantic Richfield Company must now pay out millions for cleanup of arsenic that courses underneath the town. East Helena’s Mayor says the city's water supply is currently not at risk for toxic pollution; however, heavy metal cleanu... More>>

Flood help hotline launches statewide

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Last week, parts of Montana were literally underwater after heavy rainfall caused drastic flooding. This week, the water has dried out

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Beautifying Browning and honoring the water

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Between losing their incorporation as a town, a number of unsolved murders, and a growing battle with drug use, Browning, Montana has had it's share of ups and downs in the past few years. Not to Mention harsh winters and winds that can blow a roof right off a building.  All of that aside, this week residents have something brighter to look forward to. 

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Community Spotlight: Black Eagle Fourth of July Parade

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Next week the Black Eagle Volunteer Fire Department Association will put their annual Fourth of July Parade. Agencies from across Cascade County and the greater community invite you to Black Eagle to celebrate our country’s independence. BEVFD Chief Michael Deshayes stopped by the KFBB Studios for tonight’s Community Spotlight to give us more details on the upcoming event. Here’s the interview: More>>

Drone usage in Montana agriculture

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GREAT FALLS- Drones seem to be a helpful technological tool, but for the number one agriculture industry in Montana, the disadvantages outweigh the advantages.

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Malmstrom releases the goats!

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MALMSTROM- Every year goats are brought in to take care of the lawn around Malmstrom Air Force Base.

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Community Spotlight: Fine Arts Festival

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The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Great Falls is hosting their June Fine Arts Festival Saturday, June 30. The event will take place at 600 3rd Ave. North from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. There, you’ll see over a dozen artists, writers and a food booth to help raise money for the church. Sarah Quay with the church stopped by the KFBB Studios for Community Spotlight to give us more details. Here’s the full interview:

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Special session proposed to discuss two ballot initiatives

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Senate President Scott Sales confirmed with KFBB that some Republican lawmakers are proposing a special session sometime around July 16th or 17th to address ballot issues I-186 and I-185. 

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Program feeds elderly in unique way

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The Helena Food Share is feeding one of our most vulnerable populations in a unique and healthy way. Instead of relying on food with long shelf lives, the food share has given the elderly population a chance to shop for their own produce. Folks in twilight years who quality for the program will be given $50 to shop for fresh produce at the local farmers market. “When it comes to being able to have fresh produce, fresh fruit and vegetables, its sometimes not affordable for... More>>

Montanans weigh in on Supreme Court's union decision

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On Wednesday, Supreme Court struck down an law that forced non-union workers to pay fees that go to collective bargaining. Now, labor unions in Montana are dealing with the fallout saying the decision will not stop their work, but it will cost them. The court said that mandatory union dues violated first amendment rights.The ruling overturns a nearly 40-year-old precedent. The Montana Federation of Public Employees has about 25,000 members across the state with about 2,000 agency f... More>>

Still time to get seats outside

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Downtown businesses, it is not too late to apply for a pedlet grant which would help still have time to apply to get a pedlet! The Business Improvement District wanted to help pay for an extended outdoor dining area. The deadline to apply is noon on Thursday, June 27th. The pedlet grant will allow you to buy a pedlet, which gives people walking by more space. Joan Redeen from GFBID said since Mighty Mo put their pedlets in, the business grew by about 20 percent. And she hopes ot... More>>

Fort Benton blockhouse get built after waiting 26 years

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After 26 years of archaeological digging and tons of grant writing the blockhouse in Fort Benton that once defended the fort is finally being rebuilt after large flooding washed it away over 100 years ago. The Blackfeet and other tribes traded buffalo robes and other furs and goods such as guns, blankets, knives, and cookware. The curator of the Old Fort Benton Museum tells KFBB they have spent over 400 thousand dollars trying to get it completed but once finished, it will bring the e... More>>

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    HELENA, Mont.,- Multiple organizations band together Wednesday to help flood victims with cleanup efforts. Thanks to the LDS Church, Red Cross and more, the cleanup process just got a little easier. From water testing to counseling services, several Helena based organizations are offering their services to a community that was recently devastated by floods. Victims can come out to get guidance as well as free goods. Buckets of disinfecting supplies are being handed out along with ...
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    65 year old Leonard Higgins turned off an emergency valve at a Spectra Energy site last October just south of Big Sandy. Not only did the self-proclaimed activist admit to turning the valve off. He video taped himself as he did it. 

  • Local Business Spotlight: Morning Light Coffee

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    Making latte's and cappuccinos wasn’t even a thought for morning light coffee roasters almost 30 years ago. In fact, they got into the coffee business as wholesalers for local grocery stores. Times have changed however, they opened a coffee shop, continued roasting and haven’t looked back. “We are kind of unique that we roast our own coffee in our store. We started that concept back in 1989 and it was a fairly new concept, nobody was doing it around the countr

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    Discovering the Future: Native American Bison Experience

    Students at Paris Gibson Education Center had the opportunity of a lifetime to go the Fort Belknap reservation and harvest a bison: what they call the Native American Bison Experience.

    Students at Paris Gibson Education Center had the opportunity of a lifetime to go the Fort Belknap reservation and harvest a bison: what they call the Native American Bison Experience.

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    One Canadian man has been arrested in connection to a crash that killed a 72-year-old man in Great Falls on April 15th. 

    One Canadian man has been arrested in connection to a crash that killed a 72-year-old man in Great Falls on April 15th. 

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  • Domestic violence cases increasing in Cascade County

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    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

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