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Warrant issued in Helena vandalism case

HELENA- The Helena Police have announced a warrant for a suspect they believe is responsible for the "Aspect" taggings in downtown Helena. Spenser Koley Love, 25, is wanted for Felony Criminal Mischief. The bond on...

Four Interior Department senior leaders removed for inappropriate behavior

WASHINGTON- In a video posted to the Department of the Interior's Youtube page Tuesday, Interior Secretay Ryan Zinke announced he had removed four senior leaders at the department for inappropriate behavior. The video follows the...

Malmstrom cooperating with investigation into airman arrested on kidnapping and assault charges

GREAT FALLS- Julia Russell, an airman assigned to Malmstrom Air Force Base, was arrested recently in connection with an alleged kidnapping and assault in California. Russell, 22 years old, is assigned to the 741st Security...

Butte officials developing Superfund cleanup plan to meet EPA deadline

BUTTE - Recent pressure from the EPA to reach an agreement on Superfund cleanup in Butte has city officials confident work will get started. “There’s some actions. There’s action at the highest levels. So now...

Gianforte introduces bills restricting mining near YNP, protecting East Rosebud Creek

WASHINGTON- Representative Greg Gianforte (R-MT) received praise Thursday from Yellowstone National Park-area businesses for advancing the Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act (H.R. 4644), a companion to the Senate version introduced by Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT)...

Group formed to plan for aftermath of Colstrip coal plant closures

HELENA - Gov. Steve Bullock and Attorney General Tim Fox announced Thursday an advisory group to address the economic impact of the closure of Colstrip's two coal-fired units in the next five years. The 14-member...

Archie Bray Foundation earns national historic designation

HELENA - The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts has long been regarded as a rare gem in the Helena community, but now it's official. The Bray has been added to the National...

Doyon withdraws from Billings city administrator job

BILLINGS- BILLINGS - In an email to the Billings city council subcommittee, top city administrator candidate Greg Doyon declined the position. It's unclear if the city will re-engage negotiations with Doyon, but said the city...

Eerie Freezing Fog and a Snowy Storm Cycle

A FREEZING FOG ADVISORY remains in effect for the valleys of Broadwater, Lewis & Clark, and Gallatin Counties into Friday morning.  A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for parts of western and central...

New details emerge in fatal Great Falls police shooting

GREAT FALLS-The Great Falls Police Department released the names of the four officers involved in the fatal shooting of Stacy Micheletti on Monday. The officers are Sergeant Robert Beall, Senior Police Officer Kristi Walker, Police...

Solar-power lawsuit: PSC actions illegally blocking small solar projects

HELENA-Two solar-power advocates and a developer are suing the state Public Service Commission, saying its recent rulings are illegally undercutting any future development of small, commercial solar projects in Montana. “The commission’s decision is a...

Tree from Festival of Trees donated back to Intermountain

HELENA- A special tree made for this year’s Festival of Trees to benefit Intermountain made its way home today. Alizajane Sark spent the year earning money to make her zoo-themed tree for this year’s festival...

Billings state judge Gustafson appointed to MT Supreme Court

HELENA - State District Judge Ingrid Gustafson of Billings will be the newest justice on the Montana Supreme Court, appointed Thursday by Gov. Steve Bullock to fill a vacancy created by retiring Justice Mike...

Michigan police contact Missoula investigators after remains discovered

MISSOULA-The box of children's remains found in a shed in Missoula is gaining national interest in the case and may generate leads into who these children were and how they died. Michigan state police's lead...

Lewis and Clark Co. forced to close 120 year old bridge damaged by semi

HELENA- Lewis and Clark County public works staffers are in the process of closing the Dearborn River Highway Bridge located 18 miles south of Augusta. County Chief Administrative Officer Roger Blatz tells MTN News the...

Grace Home in Great Falls to get renovated wood shop

GREAT FALLS-Volunteers with Leadership Great Falls, as their service project, will dedicate the next year to converting an existing garage at the Grace Home into a woodworking shop. "Our house just grew by 20 or...

Judge says petition to recall Sheriff Carl Suta is insufficient

PONDERA COUNTY- Judge Jon Oldenburg ruled on Thursday that an injunction to halt the recall election of Pondera County Sheriff Carl Suta is valid. Suta filed the injunction last month, and it was granted several...

Carjacking suspect appears in Lewis and Clark Co. Justice Court

HELENA-The suspect in a multi-county vehicle pursuit in late November is facing robbery and theft charges in Lewis and Clark County. Sidney Rae Aimsback was seen in Lewis and Clark County Justice Court Thursday, charged...

Helena woman accused of stealing trailer

HELENA-A Helena woman is charged with stealing a camper trailer and numerous household items in October. Kendra Rae Cronholm was seen via video in Lewis and Clark Justice Court Thursday, charged with felony theft. Charging documents...

Some evidence for grizzlies in Bitterroot, but no plan for active re-introduction

MISSOULA- While much of the debate over grizzly bear recovery is focused on Yellowstone and the Northern Continental Divide, state, and federal agencies continue to discuss bears returning to the Bitterroot Range along the...

Christmas Village a labor of love for Butte couple

BUTTE - An elderly couple in Butte shows plenty of Christmas spirit with a longstanding tradition of building a massive Christmas Village. If the Snyders’ Christmas Village gets any bigger it’ll push them out of...

Billings continues contract negotiations, won’t budge with Greg Doyon over admin job

BILLINGS - The Billings City Council sub-committee overseeing the hiring of the next city administrator isn't yielding in its negotiations with candidate Greg Doyon. Doyon, the current city manager in Great Falls, had a list...

Butte porch pirate caught on video

BUTTE-A Butte resident on Warren Avenue recorded security video Wednesday of a person ringing her doorbell and then allegedly stealing a package that was left by her front door. Butte police confirmed they are investigating...

U.S. Bank awards grant to C.M. Russell Museum

GREAT FALLS- The C.M. Russell Museum received a grant on Wednesday to help keep a Russell tradition alive. U.S. Bank awarded the Museum a grant to help pay for the 5th Grade Essay Contest. Since 1970,...

FCC repeals net neutrality rules

WASHINGTON- The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 along party lines Thursday to repeal Obama era net neutrality rules. In a news release following the vote, the FCC says it is restoring the "longstanding, bipartisan light-touch...