Republicans reject attempts to revive LGBT nondiscrimination bill

HELENA - Republicans in the Montana House Tuesday rejected an attempt to bring to the floor a bill outlawing discrimination against gays and lesbians in Montana, effectively killing the measure. Supporters of House Bill 417,...

Boys and Girls Club members selected for chance to be named MT’s Youth of...

HELENA - The best Boys and Girls Club members from around Montana gathered in Helena Tuesday at the Wingate by Wyndham. Six teens were chosen from Montana’s military, Native American and traditional clubs for chance...

Hundreds gather in Helena to ask Daines to hold town hall

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines was scheduled to speak before the Montana House Tuesday, but several hours before the address, his office announced it had been rescheduled to Wednesday. Despite that change, hundreds of protesters still...

Tourists taking selfies help save children who fell through ice of a Central Park...

NEW YORK - A group of children fell through the ice on a Central Park pond Monday while they were standing on the ice talking. Tourists from Paraguay were taking selfies in the park, when...

Former MT House Majority Leader charged with possession and intent to distribute meth

BILLINGS - Michael Lange, the former Republican House Majority Leader for the Montana Legislature, denied federal charges Tuesday that alleged he possessed methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. Lange, 56 years old, pleaded not guilty...

Helena man charged with 5th DUI

HELENA - A 65-year-old Helena man was charged in Lewis and Clark County Justice Court with his fifth DUI following a crash on Monday. Robert John Eklund was arrested Monday afternoon after officers said he...

Helena man faces life in prison for allegedly dealing heroin

HELENA - A helena man faces life in prison for allegedly dealing heroin. Ryan William Hill was arrested Saturday during a traffic stop on Canyon Ferry Road and Wylie Drive. Hill allegedly gave deputies a false...

Number of DUIs and officers to make arrests both down last year

HELENA - The total number of Driving Under the Influence citations given out by Helena police in 2016 was down significantly from the year before.  That number could be related to an officer shortage...

NorthWestern Energy sends crew to help with California storm repair

BILLINGS - Flooding in California continued, prompting evacuations in places like San Jose. Rescuers waded through chest-high waters in some areas and others were brought to safety by boat. Even sink holes swallowed cars and drivers...

Bull that led police chase after slaughterhouse escape dies

NEW YORK (AP) — A plucky bull escaped from a slaughterhouse and led police on a wild chase through the streets on Tuesday only to die on its way to a shelter. Police corralled the...

More details on the Safeway robbery stopped by the off-duty cop

DILLION - It didn’t matter that a Utah police officer was off duty and on vacation when he witnessed a Dillon pharmacy being robbed at gunpoint Sunday morning. He sprung into action and managed to...

Bill for roof-top solar power expansion considered

HELENA - Roof-top solar power in Montana could be greatly expanded under a bill that state lawmakers will near this week – but it wouldn’t take effect until 2019. House Bill 504, sponsored by Rep....

Neighbor friend discovers what appears to be a murder-suicide in Idaho

PRESTON, IDAHO - A neighbor discovered what Police say appears to be a murder-suicide over the weekend in Preston, Idaho. Jim Goodsell made a horrible discovery of the bodies of a father and his three...

Suspects arrested in Big Timber manhunt identified

BIG TIMBER - The suspects arrested Monday in Big Timber after allegedly assaulting an officer while trafficking drugs on Interstate 90 were identified Tuesday. Ronald Andrew Smith, 36, and Jairo Sebastian Veladiaz, 32, are being held...

Karla Gray, Montana’s first female chief justice, dies at 69

GREAT FALLS (AP) — Karla Gray, the first female chief justice of the Montana Supreme Court, has died of cancer. She was 69. Gov. Steve Bullock ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday...

Tester targeted in ads by Judicial Crisis Network

BILLINGS - Democrat U.S. Senator Jon Tester was the first target of new ads by the Judicial Crisis Network, a conservative political campaign organization. The ads claim the senator contributed to gridlock in Washington, delaying...

County officials ask lawmakers to allow all-mail ballots in special election

(HELENA) Officials from counties around Montana came to the Capitol Monday, asking lawmakers to let them conduct the election for Rep. Ryan Zinke’s congressional seat by mail ballot. The Senate State Administration Committee held an...

Health advocates back proposal to raise Montana’s cigarette tax

(HELENA) Health care advocates gathered at the State Capitol Monday morning to support an effort to increase Montana’s cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack. Groups like the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and the...

Pet mini pigs – a growing trend and a lot more work than they...

GREAT FALLS - Pigs are most often thought of as livestock and found on a farm. In recent years, mini pigs have become a popular household pet, even in Great Falls. Despite their popularity, two Great...

Town Receiver: Browning is millions of dollars in debt all assets should be liquidated

GREAT FALLS – The Browning Receiver has asked to shut the Browning government down or liquidate the town’s assets because of the millions of dollars in debt owed. Last year, Robert Denning, was named Receiver for...

In memory of man who died of cancer, indoor action sports park coming to...

A Helena man is working on opening an indoor action sports park with the help of the community. The Larry Kucsulain Action Sports Park would provide a safe, monitored space for people to skateboard, bike...

Americans on Presidents Day: Admiration, fear mark holiday

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The United States on Monday marked Presidents Day, a holiday that's taking on a new meaning for some Americans this year as Republican President Donald Trump — to the dismay...

MSU architect students tackle homelessness through tiny homes

BOZEMAN - Last semester an architecture class at Montana State University built model size tiny homes to show the community an affordable way to house the homeless. Connie Pearson-Campbell, a deacon at the St. James Episcopal...

Trial for convicted arsonist delayed

HELENA - The trial for a convicted Helena arsonist has been delayed until May. Frederick James Maw is accused of setting a fire on the Triple Eight Ranch in April of 2016. Maw claimed the fire...

Bill to protect LGBT from discrimination killed in House Committee

HELENA - Republicans on a House committee Monday voted to kill a bill that would make it illegal to discriminate against lesbians and gays in Montana. The House Judiciary Committee vote 11-8 along party lines...