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Regional Headlines: Autism Awareness; PTSD Treatment; Man Accused of Kidnapping; Fort Hood Shooting

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Here are some stories making headlines around the region:

Parents Say More Financial Assistance Needed for Autism Treatment - April is Autism Awareness Month, and national studies show the number of kids diagnosed with the disorder continues to rise. In fact, current studies show one out of every 68 children is diagnosed with autism in the U.S.

Malmstrom Air Force Base Ready to Move Past Scandals - Col. Tom Wilcox, the new commander of the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, said it has been a tough time for the missile wing as the bad news from multiple scandals seemed to just keep coming.

New VA Clinic Stresses Importance of PTSD Treatment - The topic of post-traumatic stress disorder is coming to the forefront after the latest shooting at Fort Hood. The veteran population in Montana is the second highest per capita in the U.S. The new VA clinic will provide outpatient services for about 11,000 veterans in eastern Montana.

Spokane Police Arrest Man Accused Of Kidnapping 3-Year-Old - Spokane Police say they arrested 55-year-old Richard Lee Welch Wednesday morning on kidnapping charges.

Fort Hood Gunman Used Same Gun Store as Hasan - A Fort Hood official confirms the soldier who killed three people and wounded 16 others bought his gun at the same nearby gun shop as the shooter convicted in the 2009 rampage on the military base.

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