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Grizzly bear awareness discussed in Loma

LOMA - Grizzly bear awareness was at the forefront of a meeting in Loma on Tuesday evening as the expansion and population growth of grizzlies in north-central Montana continues to raise concerns. Montana Fish, Wildlife...

Superintendent: ‘Rumors’ of threats to Lockwood Middle School under investigation

LOCKWOOD - Lockwood Middle School is on a "soft lockdown" with substantial law enforcement on campus following "rumors" of a possible threat, Superintendent Tobin Novasio said in a Wednesday email to parents and staff. The...

Ex-Florence doctor tries to save freedom while case is appealed

HELENA - The attorney for a former Florence doctor convicted of negligent homicide and over-prescribing medicines is asking the Montana Supreme Court to overlook confusion on filing dates, and give his client a chance...

Ronan officer hurt, cruiser damaged in DUI crash

RONAN - A Ronan police officer was taken to the hospital and his cruiser was damaged in a Monday evening incident involving a drunk driver. Officer Joel Diaz was on patrol and driving on Round...

Montana Provisions bringing new options to downtown diners

BOZEMAN - The former Service Electric building in downtown Bozeman is poised to re-emerge as a new market and eatery, “devoted to the curation and creation of the finest meats, cheeses and seafood available...

Billings schools superintendent calls for greater school security

BILLINGS - School District 2 Superintendent Terry Bouck said Tuesday that more mental health funding and school security is needed to help combat rising school shootings. In an email newsletter to parents and staff, Bouck...

Witnesses recount scene after plane crashes on I-90

 LOOKOUT PASS - Witnesses describe a bizarre scene on Interstate 90 Tuesday afternoon where a plane crash landed onto the roadway near Lookout Pass. Witnesses say the small plane glided down onto the interstate after...

Life-saving air ambulance program vital to remote rescues

KALISPELL - The condition of a woman who survived a bear attack last week near Libby has been updated to fair which means she is conscious but uncomfortable. As her road to recovery continues, a...

Blame it on the weather: Stodden Park pool opening pushed back

BUTTE - Memorial Day weekend was probably too ambitious of a deadline for opening Butte’s new outdoor swimming pool. “We’re delayed and I think most people understand we had a long winter this year,” said...

Warrant issued for DUI suspect Rowland

GREAT FALLS - Larry Lee Rowland, already facing charges after crashing his car into a Montana Highway Patrol vehicle in January, is facing yet another DUI charge, and a request has been filed to...

New build-your-own pizza restaurant coming to Billings West End

BILLINGS - The Billings West End and the Rimrock Mall area will see a new pizza restaurant at the end of the summer. Rimrock Mall Marketing Manager Daron Olson confirmed Blaze Pizza will move into...

MSU scientists’ discovery in Yellowstone ‘extremely relevant’ to origin of life

BOZEMAN - Montana State University scientists have found a new lineage of microbes living in Yellowstone National Park’s thermal features that sheds light on the origin of life, the evolution of archaeal life and...

Phony money making the rounds in Butte, Missoula

MISSOULA - There's some fake money making the rounds in the Garden City. The Missoula Police Department has been receiving reports of counterfeit bills being passed around the city. The reports have generally been in regard...

Eastern Montana trucking company guilty of transporting hazardous materials

BILLINGS - An Eastern Montana trucking company and the Baker man who owns the company have been convicted of intentionally mislabeling records related to transporting explosive materials. Woody’s Trucking, LLC and Donald Wood Jr. were...

Georgetown Lake recreation sites fees hiked

You can expect to pay a bit more if you use the campground and day use sites in Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest and Georgetown Lake vicinity. According to a press release, the Pintler Ranger District made...

Havre woman denies attempted murder charge

HAVRE - Brooke Ann Blacktongue denied allegations Tuesday in District Court in Havre that she choked and tried to stab a woman with a kitchen knife. According to the Havre Herald, Blacktongue pleaded not...

Special Report: Lifeline of the Hi-Line

HELENA - As the Milk River rushed around a bend, it’s hard to fathom that the river responsible for flooding much of the Hi-Line this spring naturally runs dry more than half the time. But this...

More Rain Heading Our Way This Afternoon

 Today is going to be another rainy day, however, today's rainfall will be much longer-lasting and widespread.  Rainfall has already begun in central and southern Montana, where they will see the heaviest rainfall.  Due...

Campgrounds status for Memorial Day weekend & other summer tips

HELENA - For many people Memorial Day weekend—come rain or shine—marks their “kick-off” for a fun-filled summer of camping, backpacking, and other outdoor activities. The good news is that some places across the Helena-Lewis...

Rossiter Elementary students party like millionaires

HELENA - Several Rossiter Elementary School students got to party like millionaires on Wednesday for reading 1 million words this year at school. The 4th grade students were treated to a limo ride provided by...

Helena Recycling to accept glass starting in June

 HELENA - Residents in Helena will soon be able to recycle glass thanks to Helena Recycling. The company said they will start taking glass at their curbside pick-ups starting June 1. John Hilton, owner of...

Club for Growth spends $1.16M supporting Rosendale, attacking Fagg in GOP primary

HELENA - Another outside group is making significant ad buys in Montana’s U.S. Senate Republican primary – this time to support state Auditor Matt Rosendale and go after one of his opponents, former state...

Conn sentenced to 35 years for raping a child

HELENA - A man who pleaded guilty to raping a Helena girl under the age of seven has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. James Blake Conn pleaded guilty to a single charge of...

Jefferson County voters to consider tax levy for search & rescue costs

HELENA - Voters in Jefferson County will decide next month whether to back a property tax increase to fund search and rescue operations. The proposed tax levy would raise about $29,485 a year. That money...

More of this through Memorial Day Weekend

Scattered showers and thunderstorms peppered the state again Tuesday afternoon.  A large low pressure over the 4-Corner States has triggered storms in Montana the last few days.  This storm system will move northward on...