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  • Man charged with rape of 8-year-old wants case dismissed

    Man charged with rape of 8-year-old wants case dismissed

    Friday, April 20 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-04-20 17:10:39 GMT

    A man charged with raping an 8-year-old girl after DNA evidence linked him to the 1987 case wants the charge dismissed, arguing the statute of limitations had run out.

    A man charged with raping an 8-year-old girl after DNA evidence linked him to the 1987 case wants the charge dismissed, arguing the statute of limitations had run out.

  • Missoula schools hosting "active resistance training" with simulated gunfire

    Missoula schools hosting "active resistance training" with simulated gunfire

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:47 AM EDT2018-04-20 15:47:24 GMT

    MISSOULA - Two Missoula schools are hosting "active resistance training" that will include sounds of simulated gunfire, police presence and staffers running from the buildings on April 20 and April 23. 

    MISSOULA - Two Missoula schools are hosting "active resistance training" that will include sounds of simulated gunfire, police presence and staffers running from the buildings on April 20 and April 23. 

  • Firefighters participate in tactical training for mental and physical health

    Firefighters participate in tactical training for mental and physical health

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:33 AM EDT2018-04-20 15:33:16 GMT

    Firefighters from all parts of Montana are in the Garden City this week for tactical training at the Montana National Guard Armory.

    Firefighters from all parts of Montana are in the Garden City this week for tactical training at the Montana National Guard Armory.

  • Take Flight: An aerial tour of two of Montana's Wilderness Study Areas

    Take Flight: An aerial tour of two of Montana's Wilderness Study Areas

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:42 AM EDT2018-04-20 04:42:42 GMT

    Wilderness Study Areas: hundreds of thousands of acres of some of Montana's wildest lands. But these public lands may look a lot different in the future. Aboard an EcoFlight, ABC FOX Montana's Angela Marshall flew over two Wilderness Study Areas to find out more about the storm brewing between the summits.

    Wilderness Study Areas: hundreds of thousands of acres of some of Montana's wildest lands. But these public lands may look a lot different in the future. Aboard an EcoFlight, ABC FOX Montana's Angela Marshall flew over two Wilderness Study Areas to find out more about the storm brewing between the summits.

  • Bozeman Fire Department hazmat team trains with military experts

    Bozeman Fire Department hazmat team trains with military experts

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:43 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:43:12 GMT
    Missouri River Drug Task ForceMissouri River Drug Task Force

    BOZEMAN - The Bozeman Fire Department's hazardous materials team is partnering with members of the Montana military to sharpen their skills on handling dangerous substances. The 20-member team strives to keep up-to-date on training. They say they get about five "big" calls a year, including the recent call to clean up an active meth lab at the Bozeman Motel 8.  The team suited up to assist the Missouri River drug task force in removing a clandestine meth lab that hot...

    BOZEMAN - The Bozeman Fire Department's hazardous materials team is partnering with members of the Montana military to sharpen their skills on handling dangerous substances. The 20-member team strives to keep up-to-date on training. They say they get about five "big" calls a year, including the recent call to clean up an active meth lab at the Bozeman Motel 8.  The team suited up to assist the Missouri River drug task force in removing a clandestine meth lab that hot...

  • What's next for the Arlee Warriors?

    What's next for the Arlee Warriors?

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-04-19 22:18:02 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-04-19 22:18:02 GMT

    After making waves across the nation with a viral video about suicide prevention, coach Zanen Pitts of the Arlee Warriors, made a stop in Great Falls to continue sharing their message.

    After making waves across the nation with a viral video about suicide prevention, coach Zanen Pitts of the Arlee Warriors, made a stop in Great Falls to continue sharing their message.

  • Reward offered for information about Missoula homicide

    Reward offered for information about Missoula homicide

    Thursday, April 19 2018 2:35 PM EDT2018-04-19 18:35:38 GMT

    The Missoula County Sheriff's Office has announce a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for the death of a woman in March.

    The Missoula County Sheriff's Office has announce a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for the death of a woman in March.

  • Republic Services one of few options for plastic recycling

    Republic Services one of few options for plastic recycling

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-04-19 04:25:32 GMT

    In Missoula, with fewer options available for residents to recycle plastic...

    In Missoula, with fewer options available for residents to recycle plastic...

  • Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Polson's Kaelyn Smith

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-04-18 23:05:53 GMT

    Since she began playing little league, Kaelyn Smith has wanted to play softball for the University of Montana. And last Wednesday, the Polson Pirate infielder made that dream, a reality. 

    Since she began playing little league, Kaelyn Smith has wanted to play softball for the University of Montana. And last Wednesday, the Polson Pirate infielder made that dream, a reality. 

  • Public asked to weigh in on Hyalite projects

    Public asked to weigh in on Hyalite projects

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-04-18 22:09:50 GMT

    BOZEMAN - A new project seeks to improve access to recreation in the Hyalite Canyon, which is one of the most popular recreation destinations in the state. Custer Gallatin National Forest officials plan to improve and pave parts of three access roads to Hyalite Canyon, rebuild some campground roads, pave trailheads and add extra parking areas.

    BOZEMAN - A new project seeks to improve access to recreation in the Hyalite Canyon, which is one of the most popular recreation destinations in the state. Custer Gallatin National Forest officials plan to improve and pave parts of three access roads to Hyalite Canyon, rebuild some campground roads, pave trailheads and add extra parking areas.

  • Search continues for fugitive in Missoula

    Search continues for fugitive in Missoula

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 5:56 PM EDT2018-04-18 21:56:22 GMT

    Police are still searching for a wanted fugitive in Missoula.

    Police are still searching for a wanted fugitive in Missoula.

  • Signature gathering approved for Montana tobacco tax

    Signature gathering approved for Montana tobacco tax

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 5:12 PM EDT2018-04-18 21:12:06 GMT

    An initiative that would raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes by $2 in Montana has been cleared to gather signatures to place it on the November ballot.

    An initiative that would raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes by $2 in Montana has been cleared to gather signatures to place it on the November ballot.

  • Montana follows IRS in extending tax deadline by a day

    Montana follows IRS in extending tax deadline by a day

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 5:00 PM EDT2018-04-18 21:00:05 GMT

    The Montana Department of Revenue is extending the state income tax filing deadline by a day after the IRS had to do the same due to computer issues.

    The Montana Department of Revenue is extending the state income tax filing deadline by a day after the IRS had to do the same due to computer issues.

  • Helena man pleads not guilty to killing parents

    Helena man pleads not guilty to killing parents

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 2:06 PM EDT2018-04-18 18:06:08 GMT
    Kaleb TaylorKaleb Taylor

    A Helena man has pleaded not guilty to killing his parents last month.

    A Helena man has pleaded not guilty to killing his parents last month.

  • New roundabouts planned for Van Buren exit at I-90

    New roundabouts planned for Van Buren exit at I-90

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:56 PM EDT2018-04-18 17:56:20 GMT

    Residents gathered at an open house Tuesday night to learn changes coming to the Van Buren Street Interchange. 

    Residents gathered at an open house Tuesday night to learn changes coming to the Van Buren Street Interchange. 

  • Cody School Board approves arming staff members

    Cody School Board approves arming staff members

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 12:59 AM EDT2018-04-18 04:59:04 GMT
    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:01 AM EDT2018-04-18 05:01:54 GMT

    The Cody School Board voted 4 to 2 Tuesday to move forward with a policy allowing school system personnel to conceal carry. The vote followed an amendment upping mandatory training from 12 to 18 hours. For more on the ordinance see our previous report here.

    The Cody School Board voted 4 to 2 Tuesday to move forward with a policy allowing school system personnel to conceal carry. The vote followed an amendment upping mandatory training from 12 to 18 hours. For more on the ordinance see our previous report here.

  • Restaurants react to E. coli outbreak

    Restaurants react to E. coli outbreak

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:57 PM EDT2018-04-18 03:57:11 GMT

    Restaurants and produce suppliers throughout Western Montana are taking extra precautions after a nationwide E. coli outbreak hit Montana.

    Restaurants and produce suppliers throughout Western Montana are taking extra precautions after a nationwide E. coli outbreak hit Montana.

  • UM unveils new plan for staff cuts

    UM unveils new plan for staff cuts

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-04-17 23:11:55 GMT

    MISSOULA - The University of Montana is unveiling a new strategy for trimming its budget over the next few years. The draft version of the UM "Strategy for Distinction" plan was released Tuesday. Some of the hardest-hit departments include mathematics, which is slated to cut three positions, English, at six, and modern and classical languages and literatures, at 7.5.

    MISSOULA - The University of Montana is unveiling a new strategy for trimming its budget over the next few years. The draft version of the UM "Strategy for Distinction" plan was released Tuesday. Some of the hardest-hit departments include mathematics, which is slated to cut three positions, English, at six, and modern and classical languages and literatures, at 7.5.

  • Frenchtown schools dismissed early Wednesday to celebrate the life of a teacher

    Frenchtown schools dismissed early Wednesday to celebrate the life of a teacher

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-04-17 22:51:38 GMT

    Frenchtown schools will be dismissed early tomorrow, but it's not a time for celebration. Instead students and staff will have time to honor a longtime teacher who lost her battle with cancer this weekend.

    Frenchtown schools will be dismissed early tomorrow, but it's not a time for celebration. Instead students and staff will have time to honor a longtime teacher who lost her battle with cancer this weekend.

  • Missoula YMCA planning community forum after meth arrest

    Missoula YMCA planning community forum after meth arrest

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 12:06 PM EDT2018-04-17 16:06:23 GMT

    MISSOULA - The YMCA is planning a community forum after testing showed a daycare facility has been contaminated with methamphetamine residue. 

    MISSOULA - The YMCA is planning a community forum after testing showed a daycare facility has been contaminated with methamphetamine residue. 

  • State finishes investigating Big Sky High officer-involved shooting

    State finishes investigating Big Sky High officer-involved shooting

    Monday, April 16 2018 6:54 PM EDT2018-04-16 22:54:36 GMT

    MISSOULA - The state Department of Justice is done investigating the March 16 incident that led to a Big Sky High School resource officer firing his weapon at a student. 

    MISSOULA - The state Department of Justice is done investigating the March 16 incident that led to a Big Sky High School resource officer firing his weapon at a student. 

  • Gianforte raises more than 5 Democratic contenders combined

    Gianforte raises more than 5 Democratic contenders combined

    Monday, April 16 2018 1:57 PM EDT2018-04-16 17:57:13 GMT

    U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte's re-election campaign started the year strongly by raising more money in the first three months than the five Democratic contenders for the seat combined.

    U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte's re-election campaign started the year strongly by raising more money in the first three months than the five Democratic contenders for the seat combined.

  • Montana judge says MSU deleted evidence related to professor sex assault case

    Montana judge says MSU deleted evidence related to professor sex assault case

    Monday, April 16 2018 12:30 PM EDT2018-04-16 16:30:59 GMT

    A judge in Montana has ruled a university should have preserved emails involving a conductor accused of coercing a student into having sex.

    A judge in Montana has ruled a university should have preserved emails involving a conductor accused of coercing a student into having sex.

  • Student in Big Sky HS shooting incident may be tried as adult

    Student in Big Sky HS shooting incident may be tried as adult

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-04-03 22:13:56 GMT

    It's up to a Missoula judge to decide whether a high school student will be tried as an adult for an incident that led to a school resource officer firing his gun on campus. 

    It's up to a Missoula judge to decide whether a high school student will be tried as an adult for an incident that led to a school resource officer firing his gun on campus. 

  • Man in Bozeman receives suspended sentence for death of baby

    Man in Bozeman receives suspended sentence for death of baby

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 4:39 PM EDT2018-04-04 20:39:25 GMT

    A Gallatin County judge has sentenced a man to more than a decade of probation after he pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the death of a 5-month-old baby.

    A Gallatin County judge has sentenced a man to more than a decade of probation after he pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the death of a 5-month-old baby.

  • Bounty hunters broke in, handcuffed Lolo man over $115

    Bounty hunters broke in, handcuffed Lolo man over $115

    Monday, April 16 2018 12:26 PM EDT2018-04-16 16:26:37 GMT

    Unlike some states, Montana has no regulations concerning bounty hunters.

    Unlike some states, Montana has no regulations concerning bounty hunters.

  • Propane explosion knocks home off foundation

    Propane explosion knocks home off foundation

    Sunday, April 15 2018 11:48 PM EDT2018-04-16 03:48:08 GMT
    Lincoln Volunteer Fire RescueLincoln Volunteer Fire Rescue
    Lincoln Volunteer Fire RescueLincoln Volunteer Fire Rescue

    Lincoln Volunteer Fire Rescue says a propane leak and explosion knocked a home off of its foundation Sunday.

    Lincoln Volunteer Fire Rescue says a propane leak and explosion knocked a home off of its foundation Sunday.

  • Slopes still open at many ski areas this spring

    Slopes still open at many ski areas this spring

    Sunday, April 15 2018 11:34 AM EDT2018-04-15 15:34:40 GMT
    Lookout PassLookout Pass
    Lookout PassLookout Pass

    Skiers are taking in some late season runs, thanks to deep snow-pack that's keeping the slopes open at many Montana and Idaho resorts.

    Skiers are taking in some late season runs, thanks to deep snow-pack that's keeping the slopes open at many Montana and Idaho resorts.

  • Wildlife Film Fest kicks off with WildWalk

    Wildlife Film Fest kicks off with WildWalk

    Saturday, April 14 2018 4:07 PM EDT2018-04-14 20:07:45 GMT
    The Roxy TheaterThe Roxy Theater

    Wild animals took over downtown Missoula Saturday! Or at least people dressed as wild animals.

    Wild animals took over downtown Missoula Saturday! Or at least people dressed as wild animals.

  • Avalanche season came early, continues late in Montana

    Avalanche season came early, continues late in Montana

    Saturday, April 14 2018 3:26 PM EDT2018-04-14 19:26:58 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Avalanche season began early and is continuing later than usual in southern Montana.

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Avalanche season began early and is continuing later than usual in southern Montana.

  • Trump says US prepared to sustain Syria strikes

    Trump says US prepared to sustain Syria strikes

    Friday, April 13 2018 9:29 PM EDT2018-04-14 01:29:50 GMT

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    President Donald Trump says he is "prepared to sustain" strikes against Syria until the use of chemical agents stops.

  • Only minor injuries reported in 2 separate car crashes near Lolo

    Only minor injuries reported in 2 separate car crashes near Lolo

    Monday, April 9 2018 10:09 PM EDT2018-04-10 02:09:32 GMT

    Two separate crashes on Highway 93 brought traffic to a standstill between Missoula and Lolo for several hours on Monday night. Luckily, only minor injuries were reported in both crashes.

    Two separate crashes on Highway 93 brought traffic to a standstill between Missoula and Lolo for several hours on Monday night. Luckily, only minor injuries were reported in both crashes.

  • Phone scam targeting Lake County

    Phone scam targeting Lake County

    Friday, April 13 2018 3:41 PM EDT2018-04-13 19:41:02 GMT

    Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says someone is "spoofing" the main phone line for Lake County Dispatch.

    Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says someone is "spoofing" the main phone line for Lake County Dispatch.

  • Missoula mother 'devastated' when meth found at her daughter's daycare

    Missoula mother 'devastated' when meth found at her daughter's daycare

    Friday, April 13 2018 12:41 AM EDT2018-04-13 04:41:20 GMT

    The harsh reality is setting in as more than 60 families in Missoula now have to test their children for drug exposure, after a 'Y' Learning Center employee is accused of bringing meth to the facility. ABC FOX Montana's Angela Marshall spoke with one mother, who says she literally broke out in tears upon learning from the YMCA executive director that her daughter may have been exposed to meth.

    The harsh reality is setting in as more than 60 families in Missoula now have to test their children for drug exposure, after a 'Y' Learning Center employee is accused of bringing meth to the facility. ABC FOX Montana's Angela Marshall spoke with one mother, who says she literally broke out in tears upon learning from the YMCA executive director that her daughter may have been exposed to meth.

  • Gov. Bullock visits FVCC's Early Childhood Center

    Gov. Bullock visits FVCC's Early Childhood Center

    Friday, April 13 2018 12:21 AM EDT2018-04-13 04:21:24 GMT

    Montana Governor Steve Bullock visited Flathead Valley Community College’s Early Childhood Center. 

    Montana Governor Steve Bullock visited Flathead Valley Community College’s Early Childhood Center. 

  • CSKT Mussel Walk Field Trip

    CSKT Mussel Walk Field Trip

    Friday, April 13 2018 12:06 AM EDT2018-04-13 04:06:54 GMT

    In Polson, local middle school students participated in the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes' Mussel Walk Field Trip. 

    In Polson, local middle school students participated in the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes' Mussel Walk Field Trip. 

  • MSU student diagnosed with mumps

    MSU student diagnosed with mumps

    Thursday, April 12 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-04-12 22:13:43 GMT

    BOZEMAN - Health officials are trying to identify people who may be at risk after an MSU student was diagnosed with mumps. 

    BOZEMAN - Health officials are trying to identify people who may be at risk after an MSU student was diagnosed with mumps. 

  • Butte homes evacuated due to dynamite scare

    Butte homes evacuated due to dynamite scare

    Thursday, April 12 2018 5:03 PM EDT2018-04-12 21:03:57 GMT

    The Butte-Silver Bow Fire Department says a renter found a pile of what looked like historic dynamite in a house on the 2500 block of Farrell Street. The tenant and property manager had called the previous owner of the building, who said it could very well be dynamite "leftover from his mining days." 

    The Butte-Silver Bow Fire Department says a renter found a pile of what looked like historic dynamite in a house on the 2500 block of Farrell Street. The tenant and property manager had called the previous owner of the building, who said it could very well be dynamite "leftover from his mining days." 

  • Interior backing away from steep fee hikes at national parks

    Interior backing away from steep fee hikes at national parks

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-04-04 16:35:47 GMT

    The Interior Department is backing down from a plan to impose steep fee increases at popular national parks in the face of widespread opposition from elected officials and the public.

    The Interior Department is backing down from a plan to impose steep fee increases at popular national parks in the face of widespread opposition from elected officials and the public.

  • 'Shooter's lifestyle center' opens near Bozeman

    'Shooter's lifestyle center' opens near Bozeman

    Thursday, April 12 2018 4:36 PM EDT2018-04-12 20:36:56 GMT

    A state-of-the-art shooting center cuts the ribbon in Bozeman, offering tactical weapons training and simulations.

    A state-of-the-art shooting center cuts the ribbon in Bozeman, offering tactical weapons training and simulations.

  • Butte woman charged with negligent homicide in walker death

    Butte woman charged with negligent homicide in walker death

    Thursday, April 12 2018 3:12 PM EDT2018-04-12 19:12:10 GMT

    A 55-year-old Butte woman is charged with negligent homicide for the death of a man who was struck and killed by a car while he was on his morning walk in December.

    A 55-year-old Butte woman is charged with negligent homicide for the death of a man who was struck and killed by a car while he was on his morning walk in December.

  • Students spark their imagination through art

    Students spark their imagination through art

    Thursday, April 12 2018 1:05 PM EDT2018-04-12 17:05:26 GMT

    Students of Missoula's Franklin Elementary School participate in a unique program Tuesday...

    Students of Missoula's Franklin Elementary School participate in a unique program Tuesday...

  • Report: Medicaid expansion paid for itself in boosting Montana economy

    Report: Medicaid expansion paid for itself in boosting Montana economy

    Thursday, April 12 2018 12:15 PM EDT2018-04-12 16:15:32 GMT
    Thursday, April 12 2018 12:15 PM EDT2018-04-12 16:15:32 GMT

    According to a new economic report, Medicaid is boosting Montana’s economy by creating jobs and increasing labor market participation.  Data released by the Montana Healthcare Foundation and the Headwaters Foundation says Montana’s unique healthcare plan has boosted the economy. Governor Bullock attributes some of this growth to Montana’s Help-Link program.. The program was passed with the expansion. Its a unique approach that matches those covered under t...

    According to a new economic report, Medicaid is boosting Montana’s economy by creating jobs and increasing labor market participation.  Data released by the Montana Healthcare Foundation and the Headwaters Foundation says Montana’s unique healthcare plan has boosted the economy. Governor Bullock attributes some of this growth to Montana’s Help-Link program.. The program was passed with the expansion. Its a unique approach that matches those covered under t...

  • Kalispell Regional expects to lose $6.6M due to state cuts

    Kalispell Regional expects to lose $6.6M due to state cuts

    Thursday, April 12 2018 11:51 AM EDT2018-04-12 15:51:54 GMT

    Kalispell Regional Healthcare expects to lose $6.6 million due to a reduction in the state's Medicaid reimbursement rate brought on by state budget cuts.

    Kalispell Regional Healthcare expects to lose $6.6 million due to a reduction in the state's Medicaid reimbursement rate brought on by state budget cuts.

  • Reward to find suspect for the death of Darby beagles

    Reward to find suspect for the death of Darby beagles

    Thursday, April 12 2018 11:53 AM EDT2018-04-12 15:53:06 GMT
    photo courtesy Stacy Heilandphoto courtesy Stacy Heiland

    Ravalli County residents are pitching into a reward fund. 

    Ravalli County residents are pitching into a reward fund. 

  • Bobcat football player earns prestigious scholarship

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 11:15 PM EDT2018-04-12 03:15:09 GMT

    MSU Sports Information – In the life of most college students, Sunday afternoons in the fall are often times for rest and moments of fun. College football players use it to heal the body and switch gears in preparation for another week. In Colin Hammock's life, it's something different. "Sunday is the day when I usually get a lot of (academic work) done," said Montana State's junior offensive lineman. The Missoula Sentinel product has put his study time to good ...

    MSU Sports Information – In the life of most college students, Sunday afternoons in the fall are often times for rest and moments of fun. College football players use it to heal the body and switch gears in preparation for another week. In Colin Hammock's life, it's something different. "Sunday is the day when I usually get a lot of (academic work) done," said Montana State's junior offensive lineman. The Missoula Sentinel product has put his study time to good ...

  • Missoulians come together to help pay property debt

    Missoulians come together to help pay property debt

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 10:34 PM EDT2018-04-12 02:34:00 GMT

    A group of Missoulians came together to prevent people's homes from being auctioned off due to unpaid property taxes. Many of the property debts were about $200, which can be a hardship for low-income people.

    A group of Missoulians came together to prevent people's homes from being auctioned off due to unpaid property taxes. Many of the property debts were about $200, which can be a hardship for low-income people.

  • Helena woman fundraising for student lunch debt

    Helena woman fundraising for student lunch debt

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 7:21 PM EDT2018-04-11 23:21:18 GMT
    Wednesday, April 11 2018 7:21 PM EDT2018-04-11 23:21:18 GMT

    Last week Helena Public Schools announced its plan to use a collection agency in an effort to recover over $100,000 of unpaid lunch debt. Now, locals have started a fundraiser to help families who may be struggling to pay the bills.

    Last week Helena Public Schools announced its plan to use a collection agency in an effort to recover over $100,000 of unpaid lunch debt. Now, locals have started a fundraiser to help families who may be struggling to pay the bills.

  • 2 Helena men plead not guilty in deaths of Helena couple

    2 Helena men plead not guilty in deaths of Helena couple

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-04-11 21:43:47 GMT

    Two Helena men pleaded not guilty Wednesday to two counts of deliberate homicide in the March 18 deaths of a Helena-area couple.

    Two Helena men pleaded not guilty Wednesday to two counts of deliberate homicide in the March 18 deaths of a Helena-area couple.

  • Aide fired after altercation with student on Great Falls bus line

    Aide fired after altercation with student on Great Falls bus line

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 3:49 PM EDT2018-04-11 19:49:19 GMT
    Wednesday, April 11 2018 3:49 PM EDT2018-04-11 19:49:19 GMT

    Great Falls Public Schools has released a statement with a timeline of events leading up to the fight between a student and aide on a school bus that was caught on camera. 

    Great Falls Public Schools has released a statement with a timeline of events leading up to the fight between a student and aide on a school bus that was caught on camera. 

  • Helena schools backtrack on meal debt warning to families

    Helena schools backtrack on meal debt warning to families

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 3:27 PM EDT2018-04-11 19:27:38 GMT
    Photo courtesy Flickr user Stuart SpivackPhoto courtesy Flickr user Stuart Spivack

    Helena Public Schools is backtracking after warning families that it planned to hand school meal debt to a collection agency.

    Helena Public Schools is backtracking after warning families that it planned to hand school meal debt to a collection agency.

  • Helena schools forwarding lunch debt to collection agency

    Helena schools forwarding lunch debt to collection agency

    Monday, April 9 2018 12:42 PM EDT2018-04-09 16:42:16 GMT
    Photo courtesy Flickr user Stuart SpivackPhoto courtesy Flickr user Stuart Spivack
    Photo courtesy Flickr user Stuart SpivackPhoto courtesy Flickr user Stuart Spivack

    Helena Public Schools is warning families with school lunch debt that they plan to turn it over to a collection agency.

    Helena Public Schools is warning families with school lunch debt that they plan to turn it over to a collection agency.

  • Bozeman fire crews respond to Fort Ellis fire

    Bozeman fire crews respond to Fort Ellis fire

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 1:24 PM EDT2018-04-11 17:24:09 GMT

    BOZEMAN - Fire crews responded Wednesday morning to a residential fire on Fort Ellis Road. Responders said the fire started in a chimney. The house is located on a steep, rocky driveway and was difficult for fire engines to access, but fire officials say no one was hurt and the blaze has been contained. Fort Ellis is a few minutes outside southeast Bozeman. From Bozeman Fire: #Bozemanfire responding per mutual aid request to Fort Ellis Fire District for reported residen...

    BOZEMAN - Fire crews responded Wednesday morning to a residential fire on Fort Ellis Road. Responders said the fire started in a chimney. The house is located on a steep, rocky driveway and was difficult for fire engines to access, but fire officials say no one was hurt and the blaze has been contained. Fort Ellis is a few minutes outside southeast Bozeman. From Bozeman Fire: #Bozemanfire responding per mutual aid request to Fort Ellis Fire District for reported residen...

  • Montana Tech considers name change as part of academic focus

    Montana Tech considers name change as part of academic focus

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 12:45 PM EDT2018-04-11 16:45:00 GMT

    Montana Tech is looking at changing its name and updating its vision after the state Board of Regents changed its classification from regional university to special focus university.

    Montana Tech is looking at changing its name and updating its vision after the state Board of Regents changed its classification from regional university to special focus university.

  • Man sentenced for supplying fatal drug dose to Montana woman

    Man sentenced for supplying fatal drug dose to Montana woman

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 12:42 PM EDT2018-04-11 16:42:24 GMT

    A man has been sentenced to three months in jail and five years of probation, all suspended, after pleading guilty to giving a Montana State University student a powerful synthetic drug, leading to the...

    A man has been sentenced to three months in jail and five years of probation, all suspended, after pleading guilty to giving a Montana State University student a powerful synthetic drug, leading to the student's death.

  • Anaconda residents, EPA officials meet to discuss clean-up efforts

    Anaconda residents, EPA officials meet to discuss clean-up efforts

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 7:53 PM EDT2018-04-10 23:53:21 GMT

    In Anaconda, residents voiced their concerns about being exposed to lead and arsenic.

    In Anaconda, residents voiced their concerns about being exposed to lead and arsenic.

  • The New York Times Reporter shares insight into covering Arlee Warriors suicide prevention movement

    The New York Times Reporter shares insight into covering Arlee Warriors suicide prevention movement

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 7:49 PM EDT2018-04-10 23:49:06 GMT

    It's a movement that started in the small Montana town of Arlee, and in just weeks the message of suicide prevention spread across the country with help from a recent cover in The New York Times Magazine. Immersed in the lives of the Arlee Warriors Boys Basketball team was reporter Abe Streep. ABC FOX Montana's Angela Marshall spoke with him,  just days after his article was posted online, to find out more about 'What the Arlee Warriors Were Playing For.'

    It's a movement that started in the small Montana town of Arlee, and in just weeks the message of suicide prevention spread across the country with help from a recent cover in The New York Times Magazine. Immersed in the lives of the Arlee Warriors Boys Basketball team was reporter Abe Streep. ABC FOX Montana's Angela Marshall spoke with him,  just days after his article was posted online, to find out more about 'What the Arlee Warriors Were Playing For.'

  • Construction offers Hellgate students learning opportunity

    Construction offers Hellgate students learning opportunity

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 7:26 PM EDT2018-04-10 23:26:19 GMT

    MISSOULA - Hellgate High School hosted a construction tour Tuesday as students got an up-close look at trade and construction careers. The state Superintendent of Public Instruction, Elsie Arntzen, and local contractors joined the building trades class today. The group learned about the growing demand for skilled tradeworkers across Montana. Students also learned about what these jobs actually entail as they toured the renovations on the Hellgate High School library. Construction c...

    MISSOULA - Hellgate High School hosted a construction tour Tuesday as students got an up-close look at trade and construction careers. The state Superintendent of Public Instruction, Elsie Arntzen, and local contractors joined the building trades class today. The group learned about the growing demand for skilled tradeworkers across Montana. Students also learned about what these jobs actually entail as they toured the renovations on the Hellgate High School library. Construction c...

  • Montana school bus aide suspended after fight with student

    Montana school bus aide suspended after fight with student

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-04-10 23:01:52 GMT
    Tuesday, April 10 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-04-10 23:01:52 GMT

    A Great Falls mother is outraged after a video taken Monday afternoon showing an altercation between her son, who is still in middle school, and an adult bus aide.

    A Great Falls mother is outraged after a video taken Monday afternoon showing an altercation between her son, who is still in middle school, and an adult bus aide.

  • Raise a toast to Equal Pay Day in Montana

    Raise a toast to Equal Pay Day in Montana

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 5:28 PM EDT2018-04-10 21:28:32 GMT

    April 10 marks Equal Pay Day, a symbolic day of the year when most women's salaries have caught up to what men made in the previous year. The picture has somewhat improved for working women in Montana. A nonprofit is hosting equal pay awareness parties at breweries and distilleries across the state on Tuesday evening.

    April 10 marks Equal Pay Day, a symbolic day of the year when most women's salaries have caught up to what men made in the previous year. The picture has somewhat improved for working women in Montana. A nonprofit is hosting equal pay awareness parties at breweries and distilleries across the state on Tuesday evening.

  • Big Missoula employers are keeping the Garden City blooming

    Big Missoula employers are keeping the Garden City blooming

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 3:42 PM EDT2018-04-10 19:42:12 GMT

    Mayor John Engen, University of Montana President, Seth Bodnar, and Missoula County Commissioner, Dave Strohmaier, joined forces for City Club Monday.   

    Mayor John Engen, University of Montana President, Seth Bodnar, and Missoula County Commissioner, Dave Strohmaier, joined forces for City Club Monday.   

  • Sheriff's office finds no threat in Manhattan schools

    Sheriff's office finds no threat in Manhattan schools

    Monday, April 9 2018 10:27 PM EDT2018-04-10 02:27:20 GMT

    MANHATTAN, Mont - The high school and elementary in Manhattan are on soft lockdown and students have been sent home for the day. Superintendent Scott Speaks issued a message on Monday morning, saying that the administration found a "written message" that was concerning. 

    MANHATTAN, Mont - The high school and elementary in Manhattan are on soft lockdown and students have been sent home for the day. Superintendent Scott Speaks issued a message on Monday morning, saying that the administration found a "written message" that was concerning. 

  • Crashes blocking Highway 93 between Missoula and Lolo

    Crashes blocking Highway 93 between Missoula and Lolo

    Monday, April 9 2018 7:58 PM EDT2018-04-09 23:58:49 GMT

    Multiple crashes are blocking the northbound lane of Highway 93 between Missoula and Lolo, as of 5 PM Monday evening. The Montana Department of Transportation says the lane is blocked at mile marker 84, about a mile north of Lolo. 

    Multiple crashes are blocking the northbound lane of Highway 93 between Missoula and Lolo, as of 5 PM Monday evening. The Montana Department of Transportation says the lane is blocked at mile marker 84, about a mile north of Lolo. 

  • Pacific Steel stops accepting plastic recycling in Missoula in May

    Pacific Steel stops accepting plastic recycling in Missoula in May

    Monday, April 9 2018 7:45 PM EDT2018-04-09 23:45:53 GMT

    MISSOULA- Pacific Steel and Recycling announced it will no longer accept plastic, leaving Missoula residents with few options for recycling. Pacific Steel says low market value, increasing freight costs and contamination are some of the reasons the program is ending.

    MISSOULA- Pacific Steel and Recycling announced it will no longer accept plastic, leaving Missoula residents with few options for recycling. Pacific Steel says low market value, increasing freight costs and contamination are some of the reasons the program is ending.

  • The Latest: Judge to rule later on Nazi 'troll storm' lawsuit

    The Latest: Judge to rule later on 'troll storm' lawsuit

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 6:14 PM EDT2018-04-03 22:14:43 GMT

    The Latest on arguments in a lawsuit against a neo-Nazi website publisher (all times local):

    The Latest on arguments in a lawsuit against a neo-Nazi website publisher (all times local):

  • Whitefish man pinned under RV and killed

    Whitefish man pinned under RV and killed

    Monday, April 9 2018 6:30 PM EDT2018-04-09 22:30:39 GMT

    WHITEFISH - The Flathead County Sheriff's Office reports the death of a man who apparently became pinned under a fifth wheel RV. 

    WHITEFISH - The Flathead County Sheriff's Office reports the death of a man who apparently became pinned under a fifth wheel RV. 

  • Missoula woman sentenced in fatal hit-and-run, DUI

    Missoula woman sentenced in fatal hit-and-run, DUI

    Monday, April 9 2018 4:03 PM EDT2018-04-09 20:03:17 GMT
    Benno Big Back Jr.Benno Big Back Jr.

    MISSOULA- A judge handed down a sentence Monday for a woman convicted in a hit-and-run that killed a man in 2017. Meanwhile, the family of the victim held a rally outside the courthouse to protest the woman's charges.

    MISSOULA- A judge handed down a sentence Monday for a woman convicted in a hit-and-run that killed a man in 2017. Meanwhile, the family of the victim held a rally outside the courthouse to protest the woman's charges.

  • Manhattan High School adds softball program

    Manhattan High School adds softball program

    Monday, April 9 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-04-09 16:01:54 GMT

    Manhattan High School students are joining a softball team: the school's first.

    Manhattan High School students are joining a softball team: the school's first.

  • UM’s International Festival returns after cancellation

    UM’s International Festival returns after cancellation

    Monday, April 9 2018 11:56 AM EDT2018-04-09 15:56:22 GMT

    The 26th Annual International Festival took place at the University of Montana, Sunday.

    The 26th Annual International Festival took place at the University of Montana, Sunday.

  • Griz Offense Shines In First Open Scrimmage

    Saturday, April 7 2018 12:28 AM EDT2018-04-07 04:28:03 GMT
    Montana Sports Information-- Led by two quarterbacks who split reps and compiled similar numbers, the Montana Grizzly offense hummed along in, at times, midseason form, racking up 81 points over the course of 94 plays during the second scrimmage of spring ball. As is the norm with spring scrimmages, the offense's performance on Friday inside a blustery Washington-Grizzly Stadium was a rebound of sorts from the team's first scrimmage held prior to spring break, where the defense pu...
    Montana Sports Information-- Led by two quarterbacks who split reps and compiled similar numbers, the Montana Grizzly offense hummed along in, at times, midseason form, racking up 81 points over the course of 94 plays during the second scrimmage of spring ball. As is the norm with spring scrimmages, the offense's performance on Friday inside a blustery Washington-Grizzly Stadium was a rebound of sorts from the team's first scrimmage held prior to spring break, where the defense pu...
  • Court urged to reinstate school tax credit ban

    Court urged to reinstate school tax credit ban

    Friday, April 6 2018 6:35 PM EDT2018-04-06 22:35:33 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) -Montana government officials and public education advocates are urging the state Supreme Court to reinstate a ban on tax credits for donations that go toward scholarships for religious school students.

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) -Montana government officials and public education advocates are urging the state Supreme Court to reinstate a ban on tax credits for donations that go toward scholarships for religious school students.

  • Nightmare Bacteria: What you need to know about drug-resistant germs

    Nightmare Bacteria: What you need to know about drug-resistant germs

    Friday, April 6 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-04-06 22:10:16 GMT
    Friday, April 6 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-04-06 22:10:16 GMT

    Antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" are on the rise, but there are new ways to combat them - and some old-fashioned common-sense things you can do every day.

    Antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" are on the rise, but there are new ways to combat them - and some old-fashioned common-sense things you can do every day.

  • Montana woman says her "Pray For Snow" party worked too well

    Montana woman says her "Pray For Snow" party worked too well

    Friday, April 6 2018 5:12 PM EDT2018-04-06 21:12:39 GMT
    Friday, April 6 2018 5:12 PM EDT2018-04-06 21:12:39 GMT

    El Nino, La Nina, and now Becka! According to some friendly residents of Havre, the city's record breaking winter can all be blamed on one woman from the Hi-line.

    El Nino, La Nina, and now Becka! According to some friendly residents of Havre, the city's record breaking winter can all be blamed on one woman from the Hi-line.

  • Missoula Indy staff vote in favor of union

    Missoula Indy staff vote in favor of union

    Friday, April 6 2018 3:57 PM EDT2018-04-06 19:57:14 GMT

    Employees of the Missoula Independent unanimously voted in favor of a union Friday morning. 

    Employees of the Missoula Independent unanimously voted in favor of a union Friday morning. 

  • Brooks, Reserve intersection will be closed Sunday

    Brooks, Reserve intersection will be closed Sunday

    Friday, April 6 2018 1:38 PM EDT2018-04-06 17:38:16 GMT

    The intersection of Brooks and Reserve Streets in Missoula will be closed for most of the day on Sunday, April 8.

    The intersection of Brooks and Reserve Streets in Missoula will be closed for most of the day on Sunday, April 8.

  • Bullock says no to Guard deployment based on Trump's 'whim'

    Bullock says no to Guard deployment based on Trump's 'whim'

    Friday, April 6 2018 11:58 AM EDT2018-04-06 15:58:18 GMT

    Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says he'll never deploy National Guard troops "based simply on the whim of the President's morning Twitter habit."

    Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says he'll never deploy National Guard troops "based simply on the whim of the President's morning Twitter habit."

  • Arlee Warriors get national attention in The New York Times Magazine

    Arlee Warriors get national attention in The New York Times Magazine

    Friday, April 6 2018 11:20 AM EDT2018-04-06 15:20:19 GMT

    A small-town high school basketball team is in the spotlight for a suicide prevention message.

    A small-town high school basketball team is in the spotlight for a suicide prevention message.

  • Could teacher strikes be next for Montana?

    Could teacher strikes be next for Montana?

    Thursday, April 5 2018 4:31 PM EDT2018-04-05 20:31:08 GMT
    Thursday, April 5 2018 7:28 PM EDT2018-04-05 23:28:58 GMT
    AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki: Oklahoma City teachers protestingAP Photo/Sue Ogrocki: Oklahoma City teachers protesting

    Could momentum from recent teacher strikes across the U.S. could propel educators in the Treasure State to take a similar stance? We spoke to a teachers' union representative about whether a strike is likely in Montana.

    Could momentum from recent teacher strikes across the U.S. could propel educators in the Treasure State to take a similar stance? We spoke to a teachers' union representative about whether a strike is likely in Montana.

  • Community Medical Center launches new cardiac program

    Community Medical Center launches new cardiac program

    Thursday, April 5 2018 7:12 PM EDT2018-04-05 23:12:31 GMT

    MISSOULA - Community Medical Center announced plans to bring more advanced cardiac care to local patients. The new program is a partnership with Billings Clinic, which is owned by the same parent company as CMC.  A press release says Community will offer advanced cardiac treatment including a catheterization lab, cardiology outpatient rehabilitation unit and cardiac ultrasound. Dr. Robert Minor and Dr. Douglas Waldo will lead the program, which will also do outreach to Ron...

    MISSOULA - Community Medical Center announced plans to bring more advanced cardiac care to local patients. The new program is a partnership with Billings Clinic, which is owned by the same parent company as CMC.  A press release says Community will offer advanced cardiac treatment including a catheterization lab, cardiology outpatient rehabilitation unit and cardiac ultrasound. Dr. Robert Minor and Dr. Douglas Waldo will lead the program, which will also do outreach to Ron...

  • Montana guard Ahmad Rorie declares for NBA draft

    Montana guard Ahmad Rorie declares for NBA draft

    Thursday, April 5 2018 6:32 PM EDT2018-04-05 22:32:40 GMT

    Montana junior guard Ahmad Rorie has announced his intention to declare for the NBA draft.

    Montana junior guard Ahmad Rorie has announced his intention to declare for the NBA draft.

  • Jimmy John's opens first Butte location

    Jimmy John's opens first Butte location

    Thursday, April 5 2018 1:27 PM EDT2018-04-05 17:27:17 GMT

    BUTTE - The Jimmy John's sandwich chain opened its first-ever Butte location. According to a press release, the store is now open at 563 South Arizona Avenue.

    BUTTE - The Jimmy John's sandwich chain opened its first-ever Butte location. According to a press release, the store is now open at 563 South Arizona Avenue.

  • Zootown Arts Community Center will soon have a new home

    Zootown Arts Community Center will soon have a new home

    Thursday, April 5 2018 11:44 AM EDT2018-04-05 15:44:47 GMT

    The new location is in downtown Missoula on West Main Street in the historic Studebaker building.

    The new location is in downtown Missoula on West Main Street in the historic Studebaker building.

  • Denise Juneau chosen to lead Seattle public schools

    Denise Juneau chosen to lead Seattle public schools

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 11:57 PM EDT2018-04-05 03:57:35 GMT

    The former state superintendent for Montana public schools, Denise Juneau, is chosen to lead Seattle public schools.

    The former state superintendent for Montana public schools, Denise Juneau, is chosen to lead Seattle public schools.

  • Student accused of school threats undergoes mental health evaluation

    Student accused of school threats undergoes mental health evaluation

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-04-04 22:07:10 GMT

    The Darby High School senior accused of threatening to shoot-up the school appeared in Ravalli County District Court Wednesday.

    The Darby High School senior accused of threatening to shoot-up the school appeared in Ravalli County District Court Wednesday.

  • Ravalli County Sheriff's Office gives back unclaimed property

    Ravalli County Sheriff's Office gives back unclaimed property

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-04-04 21:31:17 GMT

    The Ravalli County Sheriff's Office is urging the public to claim items law enforcement seized during investigations prior to 1985.

    The Ravalli County Sheriff's Office is urging the public to claim items law enforcement seized during investigations prior to 1985.

  • Montana State basketball player declares for NBA draft

    Montana State basketball player declares for NBA draft

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 3:41 PM EDT2018-04-04 19:41:21 GMT

    Montana State junior Tyler Hall has declared his intention to enter the NBA draft process.

    Montana State junior Tyler Hall has declared his intention to enter the NBA draft process.

  • Meth lab discovered in Bozeman hotel

    Meth lab discovered in Bozeman hotel

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 2:28 PM EDT2018-04-04 18:28:04 GMT
    Missouri River Drug Task ForceMissouri River Drug Task Force

    BOZEMAN- An "active clandestine meth lab" was removed from a hotel after police received a tip at 2 AM Wednesday. 

    BOZEMAN- An "active clandestine meth lab" was removed from a hotel after police received a tip at 2 AM Wednesday. 

  • 23-year-old West Yellowstone skier rescued at night

    23-year-old West Yellowstone skier rescued at night

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 2:05 PM EDT2018-04-04 18:05:31 GMT

    WEST YELLOWSTONE - First responders rescued a woman who'd been skiing alone at night on the Rendezvous Nordic trail system. The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office says that on Tuesday, April 3, a 23-year-old woman from West Yellowstone fell and hurt her ribs so badly she couldn't stand. She called her mother, who called 911 and asked for assistance. The county Search and Rescue team and Hebgen Basin Fire Department responded, and fond her by tracing the GPS coordinates from the 911 ca...

    WEST YELLOWSTONE - First responders rescued a woman who'd been skiing alone at night on the Rendezvous Nordic trail system. The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office says that on Tuesday, April 3, a 23-year-old woman from West Yellowstone fell and hurt her ribs so badly she couldn't stand. She called her mother, who called 911 and asked for assistance. The county Search and Rescue team and Hebgen Basin Fire Department responded, and fond her by tracing the GPS coordinates from the 911 ca...

  • Man, woman in custody after Monday evening pursuit in Missoula

    Man, woman in custody after Monday evening pursuit in Missoula

    Monday, April 2 2018 11:54 PM EDT2018-04-03 03:54:07 GMT

    A high speed pursuit in Missoula on Monday night ends in a foot-race and two people being taken into custody. Authorities have not yet identified the two people, who are in custody, but confirm that they arrested a man and woman.

    A high speed pursuit in Missoula on Monday night ends in a foot-race and two people being taken into custody. Authorities have not yet identified the two people, who are in custody, but confirm that they arrested a man and woman.

  • MSU warns of counterfeit check scam in the mail

    MSU warns of counterfeit check scam in the mail

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-04-04 00:09:37 GMT

    BOZEMAN- The MSU community should keep an eye out for a check scam. Police say that scammers are mailing counterfeit checks to potential victims. A press release from MSU says that the envelope or check might have an MSU school logo or department logo on it. 

    BOZEMAN- The MSU community should keep an eye out for a check scam. Police say that scammers are mailing counterfeit checks to potential victims. A press release from MSU says that the envelope or check might have an MSU school logo or department logo on it. 

  • UM alumnus, political consultant to help with enrollment

    UM alumnus, political consultant to help with enrollment

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-04-03 22:25:02 GMT

    A University of Montana alumnus and political consultant who was chief of staff of President Barack Obama's 2008 election campaign is offering his skills to help the university reverse sagging enrollment numbers.

    A University of Montana alumnus and political consultant who was chief of staff of President Barack Obama's 2008 election campaign is offering his skills to help the university reverse sagging enrollment numbers.

  • Missoula man pleads not guilty in South Avenue Market shooting

    Missoula man pleads not guilty in South Avenue Market shooting

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-04-03 22:09:40 GMT
    Chase James MunsonChase James Munson

    MISSOULA - One of the defendants in the South Avenue shooting appeared in court Tuesday. Chase Munson, 18, pleaded not guilty. The judge said Munson could receive two life sentences in prison for his charges of attempted deliberate homicide. 

    MISSOULA - One of the defendants in the South Avenue shooting appeared in court Tuesday. Chase Munson, 18, pleaded not guilty. The judge said Munson could receive two life sentences in prison for his charges of attempted deliberate homicide. 

  • Missoula's housing costs spike to new record high

    Missoula's housing costs spike to new record high

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 2:13 PM EDT2018-04-03 18:13:41 GMT
    ZillowZillow
    ZillowZillow

    MISSOULA- Buying a house or finding an affordable apartment in the Garden City is increasingly tough, according to a new report.

    The Missoula Organization of Realtors' annual report shows that in 2017, housing hit several new records. More than 1,500 houses were sold last year, the most ever sold in the city during a single year.

    MISSOULA- Buying a house or finding an affordable apartment in the Garden City is increasingly tough, according to a new report.

    The Missoula Organization of Realtors' annual report shows that in 2017, housing hit several new records. More than 1,500 houses were sold last year, the most ever sold in the city during a single year.

  • Children's Museum relocating after conflict with cigar club

    Children's Museum relocating after conflict with cigar club

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 12:50 PM EDT2018-04-03 16:50:42 GMT

    MISSOULA - The Families First Children's Museum is relocating after concerns about tobacco smoke exposure from a cigar club underneath it.

    MISSOULA - The Families First Children's Museum is relocating after concerns about tobacco smoke exposure from a cigar club underneath it.

  • Sparkle on Tap: Missoula brewery serves glitter beer

    Sparkle on Tap: Missoula brewery serves glitter beer

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 12:07 PM EDT2018-04-03 16:07:20 GMT

    What started as an April Fool's Joke at a Missoula brewery could become a permanent beer on tap.

    What started as an April Fool's Joke at a Missoula brewery could become a permanent beer on tap.

  • New Conflux brewery coming to downtown Missoula

    New Conflux brewery coming to downtown Missoula

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 12:05 PM EDT2018-04-03 16:05:14 GMT

    A new brewery is popping up in Missoula in a section of downtown that's seeing a lot of construction. 

    A new brewery is popping up in Missoula in a section of downtown that's seeing a lot of construction. 

  • Lucky's Market announces Missoula grand opening in May

    Lucky's Market announces Missoula grand opening in May

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-04-03 16:03:22 GMT

    Missoula's newest grocery store announced a grand opening ceremony that will include a "bacon-cutting" instead of a ribbon cutting. 

    Missoula's newest grocery store announced a grand opening ceremony that will include a "bacon-cutting" instead of a ribbon cutting. 

  • Repairs, expansion planned for Higgins Avenue Bridge

    Repairs, expansion planned for Higgins Avenue Bridge

    Monday, April 2 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-04-02 21:51:39 GMT

    One of Missoula's main bridges will undergo some rehabilitation.

    One of Missoula's main bridges will undergo some rehabilitation.

  • New hot dog restaurant Mo' Dogs opens on Higgins

    New hot dog restaurant Mo' Dogs opens on Higgins

    Monday, April 2 2018 5:18 PM EDT2018-04-02 21:18:09 GMT

    MISSOULA- Mo' Dogs recently opened on Higgins Avenue, calling itself "Missoula's only specialty hot dog and sausage restaurant." The shop offers hot dogs, bratwurst, kielbasa and other specialty sausage varieties, smothered in toppings like chili, sriracha aioli or Hawaiian pineapple slaw. 

    MISSOULA- Mo' Dogs recently opened on Higgins Avenue, calling itself "Missoula's only specialty hot dog and sausage restaurant." The shop offers hot dogs, bratwurst, kielbasa and other specialty sausage varieties, smothered in toppings like chili, sriracha aioli or Hawaiian pineapple slaw. 

  • Democrats courting, supporting candidates for local offices

    Democrats courting, supporting candidates for local offices

    Monday, April 2 2018 2:03 PM EDT2018-04-02 18:03:55 GMT

    The Montana Democratic Party is courting and supporting candidates for local offices to capitalize on a renewed interest in politics and to create a bigger pool of candidates for legislative seats in future years.

    The Montana Democratic Party is courting and supporting candidates for local offices to capitalize on a renewed interest in politics and to create a bigger pool of candidates for legislative seats in future years.

  • Water pledge could net Bozeman residents $5k

    Water pledge could net Bozeman residents $5k

    Monday, April 2 2018 1:28 PM EDT2018-04-02 17:28:36 GMT

    Bozeman residents have the chance to win hundreds of prizes including $5,000 in utility expenses. 

    Bozeman residents have the chance to win hundreds of prizes including $5,000 in utility expenses. 

  • One person injured in massive Butte house fire

    One person injured in massive Butte house fire

    Monday, April 2 2018 1:12 PM EDT2018-04-02 17:12:25 GMT

    BUTTE - Winds of 30 miles per hour fanned the flames of a destructive house fire in Butte. On Fri., March 30, several area fire agencies responded to a house fire on Tullamore with black smoke pouring from the porch. 

    BUTTE - Winds of 30 miles per hour fanned the flames of a destructive house fire in Butte. On Fri., March 30, several area fire agencies responded to a house fire on Tullamore with black smoke pouring from the porch. 

  • Families from Missoula Food Bank bring home Easter Baskets

    Families from Missoula Food Bank bring home Easter Baskets

    Monday, April 2 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-04-02 15:43:34 GMT

    Thanks to a generous donation, families that utilize the Missoula Food Bank were able to take home a Easter basket. 

    Thanks to a generous donation, families that utilize the Missoula Food Bank were able to take home a Easter basket. 

  • Plowing through unusually deep snow begins in Glacier

    Plowing through unusually deep snow begins in Glacier

    Sunday, April 1 2018 5:56 PM EDT2018-04-01 21:56:17 GMT

    GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. (AP) — Workers face an even bigger job than usual as they get to work on the annual task of clearing snow from roads in northern Montana's Glacier National Park.

    GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. (AP) — Workers face an even bigger job than usual as they get to work on the annual task of clearing snow from roads in northern Montana's Glacier National Park.

  • Tester to opponents: Be ready to 'arm wrestle' after primary

    Tester to opponents: Be ready to 'arm wrestle' after primary

    Saturday, March 31 2018 9:53 PM EDT2018-04-01 01:53:48 GMT

    U.S. Sen. Jon Tester has a message for the Republican Senate candidates who have bashed him in recent public appearances: Focus on your primary election first, then get ready to "arm wrestle."

    U.S. Sen. Jon Tester has a message for the Republican Senate candidates who have bashed him in recent public appearances: Focus on your primary election first, then get ready to "arm wrestle."

  • Two Montana cities competing in Best Main Street in the Nation contest

    Two Montana cities competing in Best Main Street in the Nation contest

    Friday, March 30 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-03-30 23:07:56 GMT
    Friday, March 30 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-03-30 23:07:56 GMT

    Two major cities in Big Sky Country have entered the running for the best Main street in the nation. Can you guess where they are? 

    Two major cities in Big Sky Country have entered the running for the best Main street in the nation. Can you guess where they are? 

  • US government sues Montana county over arsenic, radioactive water contamination

    US government sues Montana county over arsenic, radioactive water contamination

    Friday, March 30 2018 4:37 PM EDT2018-03-30 20:37:38 GMT

    The U.S. government is seeking a court order to force Beaverhead County to comply with drinking water standards, monitoring and reporting requirements for a small community water system in Jackson.

    The U.S. government is seeking a court order to force Beaverhead County to comply with drinking water standards, monitoring and reporting requirements for a small community water system in Jackson.

  • Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Big Sky's Paisley Ivanovitch

    Wednesday, March 21 2018 11:51 AM EDT2018-03-21 15:51:40 GMT

    Paisley Ivanovitch is used to representing her school on the course. The Missoula native runs cross country and track for Big Sky, and loves to push herself to get that next Personal Time Record. “During it, you're like ‘I’m dying, this is going to kill me, I’m done.’ And then afterwords, you are like ‘this is the best, I want to do that again.’” 

    Paisley Ivanovitch is used to representing her school on the course. The Missoula native runs cross country and track for Big Sky, and loves to push herself to get that next Personal Time Record. “During it, you're like ‘I’m dying, this is going to kill me, I’m done.’ And then afterwords, you are like ‘this is the best, I want to do that again.’” 

  • With murder conviction overturned, man seeks daughters

    With murder conviction overturned, man seeks daughters

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:53 PM EDT2018-04-20 16:53:48 GMT
    photo: Montana Innocence Projectphoto: Montana Innocence Project
    photo: Montana Innocence Projectphoto: Montana Innocence Project

    A Montana man whose murder conviction was overturned after he spent 23 years in prison says he'd like to find his daughters.

    A Montana man whose murder conviction was overturned after he spent 23 years in prison says he'd like to find his daughters.

  • Fitz and the Tantrums t-shirt celebrates Drum Coffee in Missoula

    Fitz and the Tantrums t-shirt celebrates Drum Coffee in Missoula

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:14 PM EDT2018-04-20 03:14:36 GMT

    A new Fitz and the Tantrums t-shirt celebrates Missoula among the band's favorite places to get coffee.

    A new Fitz and the Tantrums t-shirt celebrates Missoula among the band's favorite places to get coffee.

  • Missoula school employee resigns after drug charges

    Missoula school employee resigns after drug charges

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:12 PM EDT2018-04-19 22:12:50 GMT

    A Missoula middle school employee has resigned after being charged with crimes related to opioid abuse.

    A Missoula middle school employee has resigned after being charged with crimes related to opioid abuse.

  • Suspect in car chase, daylong search expected in court

    Suspect in car chase, daylong search expected in court

    Thursday, April 19 2018 4:42 PM EDT2018-04-19 20:42:39 GMT

    A man arrested in Missoula after a chase and daylong search Wednesday, is expected in court Thursday afternoon.

    A man arrested in Missoula after a chase and daylong search Wednesday, is expected in court Thursday afternoon.

  • Missoulians build bikes for kids on the Blackfeet Reservation

    Missoulians build bikes for kids on the Blackfeet Reservation

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:07 PM EDT2018-04-19 16:07:29 GMT

    Dozens of volunteers from Missoula's Free Cycles program and Essential Eats Distributors are teaming up to assemble bikes for kids in Heart Butte on the Blackfeet Reservation.

    Dozens of volunteers from Missoula's Free Cycles program and Essential Eats Distributors are teaming up to assemble bikes for kids in Heart Butte on the Blackfeet Reservation.

  • Bald eagle rescued after being hit by car

    Bald eagle rescued after being hit by car

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:34 AM EDT2018-04-19 15:34:23 GMT

    A bald eagle with an injured wing was discovered off the Highway near Park City on Tuesday and taken to the Montana Raptor Conservation in Bozeman. 

    A bald eagle with an injured wing was discovered off the Highway near Park City on Tuesday and taken to the Montana Raptor Conservation in Bozeman. 

  • Wanted felon apprehended in Missoula after daylong search

    Wanted felon apprehended in Missoula after daylong search

    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:04 AM EDT2018-04-19 05:04:42 GMT

    Police apprehended a wanted felon at an apartment complex in Missoula more than 12 hours after he led police on chase through town and took off on foot.

    Police apprehended a wanted felon at an apartment complex in Missoula more than 12 hours after he led police on chase through town and took off on foot.

  • Governor declares State of Emergency for flooding

    Governor declares State of Emergency for flooding

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 8:25 PM EDT2018-04-19 00:25:18 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Runoff from a winter that approached or exceeded record snowfall across much of Montana is washing out roads, flooding fields and spilling rivers and streams over their banks much of the northern part of the state.

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Runoff from a winter that approached or exceeded record snowfall across much of Montana is washing out roads, flooding fields and spilling rivers and streams over their banks much of the northern part of the state.

  • USS Helena wreckage located 75 years after sinking

    USS Helena wreckage located 75 years after sinking

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 5:36 PM EDT2018-04-18 21:36:08 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Nearly 75 years after the USS Helena was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the waters off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, an expedition backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen reported finding its wreckage.   The March 23 discovery revives stories of the battle-tested ship's endurance and the nearly unbelievable survival story of 165 of its crewmen. In all, 732 of the 900 crew survived the July 5, 1943 sinking.

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Nearly 75 years after the USS Helena was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the waters off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, an expedition backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen reported finding its wreckage.   The March 23 discovery revives stories of the battle-tested ship's endurance and the nearly unbelievable survival story of 165 of its crewmen. In all, 732 of the 900 crew survived the July 5, 1943 sinking.

  • Number of Montana E. coli cases climbs

    Number of Montana E. coli cases climbs

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:09 PM EDT2018-04-18 17:09:25 GMT

    There are now six confirmed cases of E. coli in Montana. 

    There are now six confirmed cases of E. coli in Montana. 

  • Pearl Jam launches Rock 2 Vote project ahead of Missoula show

    Pearl Jam launches Rock 2 Vote project ahead of Missoula show

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 12:39 PM EDT2018-04-18 16:39:11 GMT

    Pearl Jam announced a new project to encourage people to vote in the 2018 election.

    Pearl Jam announced a new project to encourage people to vote in the 2018 election.

  • Earthquake in Lincoln Tuesday was aftershock from quake last summer

    Earthquake in Lincoln Tuesday was aftershock from quake last summer

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 12:13 AM EDT2018-04-18 04:13:59 GMT

    Lincoln residents were jolted awake Tuesday morning by an earthquake that shook the ground around 5:00 a.m. And believe it or not, scientists say the quake was actually an aftershock from a much larger earthquake that shook the area last summer.

    Lincoln residents were jolted awake Tuesday morning by an earthquake that shook the ground around 5:00 a.m. And believe it or not, scientists say the quake was actually an aftershock from a much larger earthquake that shook the area last summer.

  • Barbara Bush has died at age 92

    Barbara Bush has died at age 92

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:58 PM EDT2018-04-18 03:58:21 GMT

    Former First Lady Barbara Bush has died at age 92.  "It will not surprise those who know her that Barbara Bush has been a rock in the face of her failing health, worrying not for herself -- thanks to her abiding faith -- but for others."

    Former First Lady Barbara Bush has died at age 92.  "It will not surprise those who know her that Barbara Bush has been a rock in the face of her failing health, worrying not for herself -- thanks to her abiding faith -- but for others."

  • Missoula school resource officer re-assigned to administrative role

    Missoula school resource officer re-assigned to administrative role

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:04 PM EDT2018-04-18 00:04:24 GMT

    A school resource officer who was placed on leave after firing his gun on school grounds at Big Sky High School, has returned to the Missoula Police Department in an administrative role.

    A school resource officer who was placed on leave after firing his gun on school grounds at Big Sky High School, has returned to the Missoula Police Department in an administrative role.

  • Pearl Jam aims to tap into youth movement with Montana show

    Pearl Jam aims to tap into youth movement with Montana show

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-04-17 19:44:23 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - One of the four cities in Pearl Jam's brief North American tour this summer will be tiny Missoula, Montana, the part-time home of bassist Jeff Ament.

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - One of the four cities in Pearl Jam's brief North American tour this summer will be tiny Missoula, Montana, the part-time home of bassist Jeff Ament.

  • Court docs: Meth smoke permeated YMCA daycare

    Court docs: Meth smoke permeated YMCA daycare

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-04-17 16:01:13 GMT

    MISSOULA - A drug cleanup expert estimates that a YMCA daycare has been permeated with methamphetamine fumes and the cleanup could cost more than $80,000.

    MISSOULA - A drug cleanup expert estimates that a YMCA daycare has been permeated with methamphetamine fumes and the cleanup could cost more than $80,000.

  • Montana Treasure: Serving up 130+ burgers at Parker's in Drummond

    Montana Treasure: Serving up 130+ burgers at Parker's in Drummond

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:41 AM EDT2018-04-17 15:41:45 GMT

    Just off of Interstate-90 in the small ranching community of Drummond, sits Parker's, a small, family-owned and operated restaurant that is serving up an eye-popping array of burgers. 139 burgers to be exact.

    Just off of Interstate-90 in the small ranching community of Drummond, sits Parker's, a small, family-owned and operated restaurant that is serving up an eye-popping array of burgers. 139 burgers to be exact.

  • Montana consumers warned to throw out romaine after E. coli outbreak

    Montana consumers warned to throw out romaine after E. coli outbreak

    Monday, April 16 2018 7:45 PM EDT2018-04-16 23:45:17 GMT

    MISSOULA - Montana has three confirmed cases of E. coli illness tied to an outbreak on chopped romaine lettuce mix. Do not eat any store-bought chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona area, health officals say. 

    MISSOULA - Montana has three confirmed cases of E. coli illness tied to an outbreak on chopped romaine lettuce mix. Do not eat any store-bought chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona area, health officals say. 

  • Health agencies investigating E. coli cases in Montana

    Health agencies investigating E. coli cases in Montana

    Monday, April 16 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-04-16 22:19:50 GMT

    The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) says state and local health agencies are investigation several reports of E. coli illness likely linked to romaine lettuce.

    The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) says state and local health agencies are investigation several reports of E. coli illness likely linked to romaine lettuce.

  • Seeley Lake 3-year-old diagnosed with terminal brain cancer

    Seeley Lake 3-year-old diagnosed with terminal brain cancer

    Monday, April 16 2018 6:17 PM EDT2018-04-16 22:17:33 GMT

    SEELEY LAKE - A western Montana family is battling the unthinkable after their three-year-old daughter was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor.

    SEELEY LAKE - A western Montana family is battling the unthinkable after their three-year-old daughter was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor.

  • Missoula armed robbery suspect charged with attempted deliberate homicide

    Missoula armed robbery suspect charged with attempted deliberate homicide

    Monday, April 16 2018 5:56 PM EDT2018-04-16 21:56:45 GMT

    A man arrested for an armed robbery in Missoula is charged attempted deliberate homicide. Prosecutors also charged Stephen James Antill, 56, with robbery and criminal endangerment for the incident last Friday night. 

    A man arrested for an armed robbery in Missoula is charged attempted deliberate homicide. Prosecutors also charged Stephen James Antill, 56, with robbery and criminal endangerment for the incident last Friday night. 

  • Attorney General Tim Fox is battling cancer

    Attorney General Tim Fox is battling cancer

    Monday, April 16 2018 2:59 PM EDT2018-04-16 18:59:17 GMT

    Montana's attorney general is battling cancer.  

    Montana's attorney general is battling cancer.  

  • Sentinel student group DECA needs help with funding

    Sentinel student group DECA needs help with funding

    Monday, April 16 2018 11:50 AM EDT2018-04-16 15:50:50 GMT

    The state’s largest business organization for high school students may not be able to send its students to state and national competitions in the coming year. 

    The state’s largest business organization for high school students may not be able to send its students to state and national competitions in the coming year. 

  • Bozeman avalanche victim identified

    Bozeman avalanche victim identified

    Sunday, April 15 2018 10:53 AM EDT2018-04-15 14:53:42 GMT
    Gallatin County Sheriff's OfficeGallatin County Sheriff's Office
    Gallatin County Sheriff's OfficeGallatin County Sheriff's Office

    The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office has identified the man killed in an avalanche south of Bridger Bowl Saturday.

    The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office has identified the man killed in an avalanche south of Bridger Bowl Saturday.

  • Glacier's popular bear cam shut down for spring

    Glacier's popular bear cam shut down for spring

    Saturday, April 14 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-04-14 23:46:55 GMT

    Much to the dismay of bear cam binge watchers, Glacier National Park has shut down it's popular bear webcam for the spring.

    Much to the dismay of bear cam binge watchers, Glacier National Park has shut down it's popular bear webcam for the spring.

  • Missing 3-year-old found safe

    Missing 3-year-old found safe

    Saturday, April 14 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-04-14 23:46:14 GMT
    Gallatin County Sheriff's OfficeGallatin County Sheriff's Office

    UPDATE: 5:32 P.M. - The Missing Endangered Person Advisory (MEPA) for Lyncia Lalicker has been canceled. The 3-year-old has reportedly been found safe.

    UPDATE: 5:32 P.M. - The Missing Endangered Person Advisory (MEPA) for Lyncia Lalicker has been canceled. The 3-year-old has reportedly been found safe.

  • Heavy, wet snow causes flooding in Montana

    Heavy, wet snow causes flooding in Montana

    Saturday, April 14 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-04-14 21:51:08 GMT

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A fast-moving snowstorm flooded farm fields and washed out roads in Montana.

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A fast-moving snowstorm flooded farm fields and washed out roads in Montana.

  • Man arrested for armed robbery at Missoula casino

    Man arrested for armed robbery at Missoula casino

    Saturday, April 14 2018 3:45 PM EDT2018-04-14 19:45:30 GMT

    Missoula police arrested a 56-year-old man Friday night, for allegedly robbing a casino.

    Missoula police arrested a 56-year-old man Friday night, for allegedly robbing a casino.

  • Pro-gun rally draws hundreds to Kalispell park

    Pro-gun rally draws hundreds to Kalispell park

    Saturday, April 14 2018 3:34 PM EDT2018-04-14 19:34:17 GMT

    Hundreds of people gathered at Depot Park in Kalispell Saturday for a pro-gun rally.

    Hundreds of people gathered at Depot Park in Kalispell Saturday for a pro-gun rally.

  • Montana judge sides with former student over missing emails

    Montana judge sides with former student over missing emails

    Saturday, April 14 2018 3:31 PM EDT2018-04-14 19:31:39 GMT

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A judge in Montana has ruled a university should have preserved emails involving a conductor accused of coercing a student into having sex.

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A judge in Montana has ruled a university should have preserved emails involving a conductor accused of coercing a student into having sex.

  • Test results back for YMCA meth contamination

    Test results back for YMCA meth contamination

    Friday, April 13 2018 8:06 PM EDT2018-04-14 00:06:22 GMT

    MISSOULA - Methamphetamine test results are back from the YMCA Learning Center daycare which closed this week.

    MISSOULA - Methamphetamine test results are back from the YMCA Learning Center daycare which closed this week.

  • Huey Lewis cancels 2018 concerts after mysterious hearing loss

    Huey Lewis cancels 2018 concerts after mysterious hearing loss

    Friday, April 13 2018 6:47 PM EDT2018-04-13 22:47:39 GMT

    Musician Huey Lewis has canceled his performances for 2018 after a mysterious hearing loss. 

    Musician Huey Lewis has canceled his performances for 2018 after a mysterious hearing loss. 

  • Missoula mom testing 3-year-old for meth exposure after YMCA arrest

    Missoula mom testing 3-year-old for meth exposure after YMCA arrest

    Friday, April 13 2018 6:35 PM EDT2018-04-13 22:35:22 GMT

    MISSOULA - After an unthinkable week for more than 60 families, parents are scrambling to get their children tested for meth exposure and find alternative childcare. One Missoula mom says she never imagined needing to test her toddler for drug exposure.

    MISSOULA - After an unthinkable week for more than 60 families, parents are scrambling to get their children tested for meth exposure and find alternative childcare. One Missoula mom says she never imagined needing to test her toddler for drug exposure.

  • Name released of YMCA employee arrested for meth possession at daycare

    Name released of YMCA employee arrested for meth possession at daycare

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 5:22 PM EDT2018-04-11 21:22:54 GMT

    MISSOULA- A 30-year-old woman is accused of using meth while working at a YMCA daycare. 

    MISSOULA- A 30-year-old woman is accused of using meth while working at a YMCA daycare. 

  • Man killed in crash north of Polson identified

    Man killed in crash north of Polson identified

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 10:15 AM EDT2018-04-04 14:15:53 GMT

    A man killed in a car cash north of Polson has been identified. According to the Lake County Sheriff's Office, 22-year-old Olijah Nathaniel James, of Elmo, died from injuries from that crash, which happened five miles north of Polson on US 93. 

    A man killed in a car cash north of Polson has been identified. According to the Lake County Sheriff's Office, 22-year-old Olijah Nathaniel James, of Elmo, died from injuries from that crash, which happened five miles north of Polson on US 93. 

  • Judge overturns 1995 homicide convictions, orders new trial

    Judge overturns 1995 homicide convictions, orders new trial

    Friday, April 13 2018 3:30 PM EDT2018-04-13 19:30:55 GMT
    David Wayne NelsonDavid Wayne Nelson
    David Wayne NelsonDavid Wayne Nelson

    A Montana judge has vacated the deliberate homicide convictions of two men in the 1995 death of a Helena woman and ordered new trials.

    A Montana judge has vacated the deliberate homicide convictions of two men in the 1995 death of a Helena woman and ordered new trials.

  • University investigated for response to sexual assault

    University investigated for response to sexual assault

    Friday, April 13 2018 1:53 PM EDT2018-04-13 17:53:29 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The University of Montana recently settled a complaint about the way it handled a student's report of sexual violence and retaliation. 

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The University of Montana recently settled a complaint about the way it handled a student's report of sexual violence and retaliation. 

  • Former US Sen. John Melcher of Montana dies at 93

    Former US Sen. John Melcher of Montana dies at 93

    Friday, April 13 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-04-13 17:44:18 GMT
    U.S. Senate Historical OfficeU.S. Senate Historical Office
    U.S. Senate Historical OfficeU.S. Senate Historical Office

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Former U.S. Sen. John Melcher, a Montana Democrat who narrowly lost his bid for a third term in 1988 just days after a wilderness bill he championed was vetoed, has died at 93.

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Former U.S. Sen. John Melcher, a Montana Democrat who narrowly lost his bid for a third term in 1988 just days after a wilderness bill he championed was vetoed, has died at 93.

  • Missing Lincoln County woman now considered fugitive

    Missing Lincoln County woman now considered fugitive

    Thursday, April 12 2018 12:45 PM EDT2018-04-12 16:45:10 GMT

    LIBBY - A missing Lincoln County woman is now considered to be a fugitive. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office seeks the whereabouts on Harlie Marie Mizenberg, who sometimes uses the last name Breiland. Mizenberg is described a white woman, age 27, 5'3", 116 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Mizenberg was on probation for a sentence related to felony possession of dangerous drugs. Since she went missing, she has not been in contact with her probation officer. Anyone wit...

    LIBBY - A missing Lincoln County woman is now considered to be a fugitive. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office seeks the whereabouts on Harlie Marie Mizenberg, who sometimes uses the last name Breiland. Mizenberg is described a white woman, age 27, 5'3", 116 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Mizenberg was on probation for a sentence related to felony possession of dangerous drugs. Since she went missing, she has not been in contact with her probation officer. Anyone wit...

  • Ravalli County investigating alleged theft and killing of pet beagles

    Ravalli County investigating alleged theft and killing of pet beagles

    Thursday, April 5 2018 7:50 PM EDT2018-04-05 23:50:45 GMT
    photo courtesy Stacy Heilandphoto courtesy Stacy Heiland

    HAMILTON - Ravalli County authorities are investigating the recent disappearance and death of two miniature beagles. A Hamilton woman first reported the dogs missing in January of this year; the pair were a male and then-pregnant female. In late March, the dog's bodies were found in the Lake Como area. Investigators are treating the incident as a possible crime. It's also believed that the female dog delivered and nursed the puppies, who would be 7-8 weeks old by now. Sheriff Stev...

    HAMILTON - Ravalli County authorities are investigating the recent disappearance and death of two miniature beagles. A Hamilton woman first reported the dogs missing in January of this year; the pair were a male and then-pregnant female. In late March, the dog's bodies were found in the Lake Como area. Investigators are treating the incident as a possible crime. It's also believed that the female dog delivered and nursed the puppies, who would be 7-8 weeks old by now. Sheriff Stev...

  • Man escapes serious injury when mobile home explodes

    Man escapes serious injury when mobile home explodes

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 7:09 PM EDT2018-04-11 23:09:40 GMT
    Meagher CountyMeagher County
    Meagher CountyMeagher County

    A central Montana man escaped serious injury when he was thrown from his mobile home in a propane explosion that destroyed the house.

    A central Montana man escaped serious injury when he was thrown from his mobile home in a propane explosion that destroyed the house.

  • Questions you should ask before picking a child care facility

    Questions you should ask before picking a child care facility

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-04-11 22:57:52 GMT

    The news that a Missoula day care employee is accused of bringing meth to her workplace and using it while on the job has parents across the state worrying about the kind of things their children are exposed to in day care.  

    The news that a Missoula day care employee is accused of bringing meth to her workplace and using it while on the job has parents across the state worrying about the kind of things their children are exposed to in day care.  

  • Missoula sues to expand background checks for gun purchases

    Missoula sues to expand background checks for gun purchases

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 5:20 PM EDT2018-04-11 21:20:04 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The city of Missoula is suing Montana's attorney general in a dispute over whether the city can expand background checks to include private gun sales.

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The city of Missoula is suing Montana's attorney general in a dispute over whether the city can expand background checks to include private gun sales.

  • Missoula child care center closed for cleaning after meth found on premises

    Missoula child care center closed for cleaning after meth found on premises

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 12:24 PM EDT2018-04-11 16:24:07 GMT

    The Learning Center, a child care center run by the Missoula YMCA, will be closed for the rest of the week after meth was found on school grounds. 

    The Learning Center, a child care center run by the Missoula YMCA, will be closed for the rest of the week after meth was found on school grounds. 

  • Bozeman, Russia and the International Space Station

    Bozeman, Russia and the International Space Station

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 1:28 PM EDT2018-04-11 17:28:56 GMT

    Bozeman High School has been invited by Astronomers without Borders to pilot a new program that connects schools from around the world with the International Space Station.

    Bozeman High School has been invited by Astronomers without Borders to pilot a new program that connects schools from around the world with the International Space Station.

  • Smith River reopens after emergency closure

    Smith River reopens after emergency closure

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 2:26 PM EDT2018-04-10 18:26:38 GMT

    Smith River State Park is open again after a temporary, emergency closure due to unsafe floating conditions.

    Smith River State Park is open again after a temporary, emergency closure due to unsafe floating conditions.

  • Butte couple rescued from Smith River ice jam

    Butte couple rescued from Smith River ice jam

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 2:24 PM EDT2018-04-10 18:24:53 GMT

    A Butte couple is home and warm after being rescued from a cold Smith River trip.  

    A Butte couple is home and warm after being rescued from a cold Smith River trip.  

  • New rules have Montana marijuana providers testing, labeling

    New rules have Montana marijuana providers testing, labeling

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 12:20 PM EDT2018-04-10 16:20:32 GMT
    credit Pixabaycredit Pixabay
    credit Pixabaycredit Pixabay

    Medical marijuana providers in Montana will start testing, labeling and tracking their products with new state regulations taking effect on Tuesday.

    Medical marijuana providers in Montana will start testing, labeling and tracking their products with new state regulations taking effect on Tuesday.

  • Public Safety Telecommunicators Week honors 911 dispatchers

    Public Safety Telecommunicators Week honors 911 dispatchers

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 11:27 AM EDT2018-04-10 15:27:49 GMT

    It's National Public Safety Telecommunicators week, a time to thank those who take the first call in emergency situations.

    It's National Public Safety Telecommunicators week, a time to thank those who take the first call in emergency situations.

  • Judge issues injunction in abortion provider case

    Judge issues injunction in abortion provider case

    Monday, April 9 2018 7:32 PM EDT2018-04-09 23:32:42 GMT

    A state judge says an advanced practice registered nurse and a certified nurse midwife can provide abortions in Montana while they challenge a state law - as long as they have the proper training.

    A state judge says an advanced practice registered nurse and a certified nurse midwife can provide abortions in Montana while they challenge a state law - as long as they have the proper training.

  • Online fundraiser created ahead of Missoula mobile home auction

    Online fundraiser created ahead of Missoula mobile home auction

    Monday, April 9 2018 2:12 PM EDT2018-04-09 18:12:50 GMT
    GoFundMe: Save Affordable Missoula HousingGoFundMe: Save Affordable Missoula Housing

    An online fundraiser aims to pay delinquent taxes for Missoula residents ahead of a county mobile home auction set for Wednesday.

    An online fundraiser aims to pay delinquent taxes for Missoula residents ahead of a county mobile home auction set for Wednesday.

  • One dead, one hospitalized in Gallatin County crash

    One dead, one hospitalized in Gallatin County crash

    Sunday, April 8 2018 4:26 PM EDT2018-04-08 20:26:48 GMT

    One person is dead and another hospitalized after a crash in Gallatin County.

    One person is dead and another hospitalized after a crash in Gallatin County.

  • Man charged in Missoula shooting released with GPS monitor

    Man charged in Missoula shooting released with GPS monitor

    Sunday, April 8 2018 11:10 AM EDT2018-04-08 15:10:10 GMT
    Ivory BrienIvory Brien
    Ivory BrienIvory Brien

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A former University of Montana student charged with accountability for deliberate homicide will be released pending his trial in a convenience store shooting.

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A former University of Montana student charged with accountability for deliberate homicide will be released pending his trial in a convenience store shooting.

  • Gov. Bullock travels to Iowa as he explores possible run

    Montana governor travels to Iowa as he explores possible run

    Friday, April 6 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-04-06 23:11:16 GMT
    Montana Gov. BullockMontana Gov. Bullock
    Montana Gov. BullockMontana Gov. Bullock

    Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is on a two-day tour of Iowa as he campaigns for the state's Democratic attorney general and tests the waters for a possible 2020 presidential run.

    Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is on a two-day tour of Iowa as he campaigns for the state's Democratic attorney general and tests the waters for a possible 2020 presidential run.

  • Ski resorts see record year with heavy snowpack

    Ski resorts see record year with heavy snowpack

    Friday, April 6 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-04-06 23:08:16 GMT
    Montana Snowbowl InstagramMontana Snowbowl Instagram
    Montana Snowbowl InstagramMontana Snowbowl Instagram

    MISSOULA - Snowstorms in April may be dreadful for some, but ski mountains are seeing record-long seasons. Conditions at the top of Snowbowl Ski Resort are good for spring skiing, staff say. Pat McKay, Snowbowl's mountain manager, says these are the best spring skiing conditions he's seen in decades.

    MISSOULA - Snowstorms in April may be dreadful for some, but ski mountains are seeing record-long seasons. Conditions at the top of Snowbowl Ski Resort are good for spring skiing, staff say. Pat McKay, Snowbowl's mountain manager, says these are the best spring skiing conditions he's seen in decades.

  • Belgrade Schools closed Friday

    Belgrade Schools closed Friday

    Friday, April 6 2018 3:04 PM EDT2018-04-06 19:04:41 GMT

    Belgrade schools are closed Friday due to what the superintendent is calling a "credible threat."  

    Belgrade schools are closed Friday due to what the superintendent is calling a "credible threat."  

  • Disability services provider Helena Industries to close

    Disability services provider Helena Industries to close

    Friday, April 6 2018 1:16 PM EDT2018-04-06 17:16:41 GMT

    Helena Industries, which provides services for hundreds of Montana residents with disabilities, has announced it will close April 13.

    Helena Industries, which provides services for hundreds of Montana residents with disabilities, has announced it will close April 13.

  • Montana, prison company at impasse in negotiations

    Montana, prison company at impasse in negotiations

    Thursday, April 5 2018 5:33 PM EDT2018-04-05 21:33:57 GMT

    Montana and CoreCivic are at an impasse in negotiations to extend the private prison company's contract to run Crossroads Correctional Center in Shelby.

    Montana and CoreCivic are at an impasse in negotiations to extend the private prison company's contract to run Crossroads Correctional Center in Shelby.

  • Snow plow crews hard at work in Glacier National Park

    Snow plow crews hard at work in Glacier National Park

    Thursday, April 5 2018 1:42 PM EDT2018-04-05 17:42:57 GMT

    Spring plowing is underway in Glacier National Park.

    Spring plowing is underway in Glacier National Park.

  • Public supports preserving Sperry Chalet's historic character

    Public supports preserving Sperry Chalet's historic character

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 7:09 PM EDT2018-04-04 23:09:44 GMT

    WEST GLACIER - Most of the public is in support of preserving Sperry Chalet's historic character. Sperry Chalet burned last summer in a wildfire that torched much of Glacier National Park.

    WEST GLACIER - Most of the public is in support of preserving Sperry Chalet's historic character. Sperry Chalet burned last summer in a wildfire that torched much of Glacier National Park.

  • Arlee Warriors making national headlines

    Arlee Warriors making national headlines

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 11:59 AM EDT2018-04-04 15:59:05 GMT

    Montana's own Arlee Warriors Class C high school basketball team is earning national fame, thanks to a New York Times magazine profile.

    Montana's own Arlee Warriors Class C high school basketball team is earning national fame, thanks to a New York Times magazine profile.

  • Man reported missing in the Mission Valley found dead

    Man reported missing in the Mission Valley found dead

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 9:58 AM EDT2018-04-04 13:58:49 GMT

    A man reported missing in the Mission Valley has been found dead. 

    A man reported missing in the Mission Valley has been found dead. 

  • Nazi propaganda Easter eggs stuffed in Missoula business mailboxes

    Nazi propaganda Easter eggs stuffed in Missoula business mailboxes

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 7:30 PM EDT2018-04-03 23:30:41 GMT

    MISSOULA- Police received reports of Easter eggs stuffed with Nazi propaganda in Missoula. One egg was found in a mailbox on the 1200 block of West Kent and another on the 600 block of West Kent. Other eggs turned up two blocks north on the 700 block of Kensington.

    MISSOULA- Police received reports of Easter eggs stuffed with Nazi propaganda in Missoula. One egg was found in a mailbox on the 1200 block of West Kent and another on the 600 block of West Kent. Other eggs turned up two blocks north on the 700 block of Kensington.

  • Smith River closed due to unsafe conditions

    Smith River closed due to unsafe conditions

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 7:23 PM EDT2018-04-03 23:23:01 GMT

    Montana State Parks has announced a temporary, emergency closure for Smith River State Park due to unsafe floating conditions.

    Montana State Parks has announced a temporary, emergency closure for Smith River State Park due to unsafe floating conditions.

  • Nazi propaganda found in Easter eggs in Missoula

    Nazi propaganda found in Easter eggs in Missoula

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 3:39 PM EDT2018-04-03 19:39:54 GMT
    courtesy Flickr user John Starnescourtesy Flickr user John Starnes
    courtesy Flickr user John Starnescourtesy Flickr user John Starnes

    Missoula police are investigating at least two reports of Easter eggs found around town that were stuffed with Nazi propaganda. 

    Missoula police are investigating at least two reports of Easter eggs found around town that were stuffed with Nazi propaganda. 

  • Judge to decide if Nazi 'troll storm' is protected speech

    Judge to decide if Nazi 'troll storm' is protected speech

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 1:02 PM EDT2018-04-03 17:02:29 GMT
    Southern Poverty Law Center photoSouthern Poverty Law Center photo
    Southern Poverty Law Center photoSouthern Poverty Law Center photo

    A Montana judge will decide whether a neo-Nazi website publisher has a First Amendment right to unleash a "troll storm" of anti-Semitic and threatening messages against a Jewish woman and her family.

    A Montana judge will decide whether a neo-Nazi website publisher has a First Amendment right to unleash a "troll storm" of anti-Semitic and threatening messages against a Jewish woman and her family.

  • Report details impacts of tribal authority over non-Natives

    Report details impacts of tribal authority over non-Natives

    Monday, April 2 2018 4:58 PM EDT2018-04-02 20:58:04 GMT

    Tribal land long was known as a safe haven for non-Native Americans who committed crimes there.

    Tribal land long was known as a safe haven for non-Native Americans who committed crimes there.

  • Green Party 'unaware' if paid signature-gatherers helped it

    Green Party 'unaware' if paid signature-gatherers helped it

    Monday, April 2 2018 1:33 PM EDT2018-04-02 17:33:16 GMT

    Montana Green Party officials say they sought the public's help in gathering voter signatures to qualify for the ballot, but they are unaware of anybody being paid to do so.

    Montana Green Party officials say they sought the public's help in gathering voter signatures to qualify for the ballot, but they are unaware of anybody being paid to do so.

  • 595-lot subdivision proposed in Belgrade

    595-lot subdivision proposed in Belgrade

    Monday, April 2 2018 12:24 PM EDT2018-04-02 16:24:22 GMT

    City planners say the Prescott Ranch Subdivision has nearly 600 lots. 

    City planners say the Prescott Ranch Subdivision has nearly 600 lots. 

  • Comment period for Sperry Chalet ends Monday

    Comment period for Sperry Chalet ends Monday

    Sunday, April 1 2018 6:01 PM EDT2018-04-01 22:01:37 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Time is almost up for the public to share its thoughts and have input on the proposals for restoring Glacier National Park's Sperry Chalet.

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Time is almost up for the public to share its thoughts and have input on the proposals for restoring Glacier National Park's Sperry Chalet.

  • Researchers think dinosaur fossil may be rare young T. rex

    Researchers think dinosaur fossil may be rare young T. rex

    Saturday, March 31 2018 10:04 PM EDT2018-04-01 02:04:01 GMT

    University of Kansas researchers say they may have unearthed a rare fossil of a young Tyrannosaurus rex.

    University of Kansas researchers say they may have unearthed a rare fossil of a young Tyrannosaurus rex.

  • Confederate flags spur online controversy

    Confederate flags spur online controversy

    Friday, March 30 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-03-30 22:50:05 GMT
    courtesy Charley Macorncourtesy Charley Macorn
    courtesy Charley Macorncourtesy Charley Macorn

    MISSOULA- Numerous people have reported seeing groups of vehicles flying the Confederate flag around town. Posts on social media accounts say the flag-bearers are honoring a friend who recently died. But the display is raising concerns with the Montana Human Rights Network. 

    MISSOULA- Numerous people have reported seeing groups of vehicles flying the Confederate flag around town. Posts on social media accounts say the flag-bearers are honoring a friend who recently died. But the display is raising concerns with the Montana Human Rights Network. 

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