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Climate activist convicted after pipeline protest in Montana

FORT BENTON - An activist who was trying to call attention to climate change was found guilty of criminal charges on Wednesday for closing a valve last year on a pipeline carrying crude oil from...

MT made copper star for U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree stops in Billings

BILLINGS - The spirit of Christmas came to Billings early; the star that will top the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree made a stop in the Magic City. The 75-pound, made-in-Montana copper star was on display...

FWP: Hunter shoots charging grizzly west of Augusta

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reported Wednesday that an elk hunter shot a charging grizzly bear Tuesday morning near the Sun River Canyon west of Augusta on the Rocky Mountain Front. The encounter took place...

Driver arrested after high-speed chase in Mission Valley

POLSON - A routine traffic stop led to a Tuesday night high-speed pursuit and arrest in the Mission Valley. A Polson police officer pulled over a vehicle near St. Joseph Hospital at around 7 p.m....

Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57M riders, drivers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers. So far,...

Several ski resorts open Thanksgiving weekend

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho and Montana snow bunnies will have plenty of reason to give thanks with several regional ski resorts either already open for the season or planning to open around Thanksgiving...

2 people killed, 4 injured in crash west of Kalispell

  KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Highway Patrol says black ice contributed to a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 2 in northwestern Montana that killed a Kalispell couple and injured four others. Trooper David Mills...

Trial begins for suspect accused of shutting pipeline valve off

FORT BENTON - The trial began on Tuesday for Leonard Higgins, who is accused of trespassing and turning off the valve at the Express Pipe Line in Coal Banks Landing in October of 2016. Higgins is...

New nonstop flights to LA coming to Missoula

MISSOULA - That family trip to Southern California will be a lot quicker now that United Airlines is offering a direct route from Missoula to Los Angeles this summer. The daily non-stop seasonal service from Missoula...

Don’t look now – but here comes Election Year 2018 in Montana

This story is the first of a two-part series previewing Montana’s 2018 election year. HELENA - Montana’s 2018 general election may be considered an “off year,” with a limited menu of big-time races – but...

East Helena City Council to break tie with vote

EAST HELENA – After a recount for East Helena’s City Council seat once again resulted in a tie Monday, the council decided to take a vote next week at a special meeting to decide...

Supreme Court: Justice accepted illegal plea while judge

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has ruled a fellow justice illegally accepted a "no contest" plea while overseeing a sexual assault case in 2015. Justices vacated Gary Hansen's 60-year prison sentence for...

Restrictions imposed for North Dakotans hunting in Montana

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The discovery of chronic wasting disease in deer in Montana means restrictions for North Dakota residents who hunt deer and elk there. North Dakota's Game and Fish Department is adding Montana...

Players, fans react to Griz football coach firing

MISSOULA - The University of Montana will have a new head football coach for the fourth time in nine seasons. Athletic Director Kent Haslam announced on Monday afternoon that he will not renew Bob Stitt's contract. Stitt came to UM after 15...

Adoption ceremony held in Helena

HELENA - Fifteen children were officially adopted on Tuesday as a part of the Annual Adoption Celebration of Joining Hearts and Families. Now in its 21st year, the event is part of National Adoption Awareness Month...

Cascade County Undersheriff to retire

GREAT FALLS - Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards announced on Tuesday that Undersheriff John Stevens will be retiring effective Jan. 12. Stevens has accepted a new position as the Disaster & Emergency Services Coordinator for...

Comment period extended on raising national park fees

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -  The National Park Service says it has received more than 65,000 comments on a plan to raise entrance fees at some of the most popular national parks. The agency announced Tuesday that...

Groups helping seriously ill children earn grants through Chrome for Kids program

(HELENA) Three nonprofit organizations that help seriously ill children in Montana got additional support Tuesday, thanks to the Montana Department of Justice and motorcycle owners around the state. Attorney General Tim Fox announced $25,000 in...

Bullock to choose new Montana Supreme Court justice from three finalists

(HELENA) After considering six applicants to fill an open seat on the Montana Supreme Court, the state’s Judicial Nomination Commission has selected its top three choices. The commission announced last week that Ingrid Gustafson, Mike...

Great Falls woman hosts bake sale for Wildfire Relief Fund

GREAT FALLS - In October, Susie Watson decided to host a bake sale to help raise funds for the Montana Wildfire Relief Fund. That one sold out in four hours, so she decided to host another...

Fog causes flights to be diverted from Missoula airport

MISSOULA - Some flights in and out of Missoula International Airport were delayed Tuesday morning due to the thick fog. The airport reported on its Facebook page that three flights have been diverted to other locations...

Trump all but endorses GOP’s Moore despite sex accusations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore on Tuesday, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and insisting repeatedly...

Warmer Air Winning, But Some Spots Still Very Icy

A HIGH WIND WARNING is in effect for the Rocky Mountain Front tonight into Wednesday.  Warmer air is moving into Montana, but cold air is being stubborn on the Hi-Line and eastern Montana.  As...

Bozeman police report fatal stabbing; suspect facing homicide charge

BOZEMAN - Bozeman Police Department says one man is dead and another has been arrested in a reported fatal stabbing in Bozeman on Tuesday. Police say the suspect, 37-year-old Tanner McCann Franks, was arrested by...

Be safe this Thanksgiving; experts offer tips

GREAT FALLS - Thanksgiving is just a few days away and with that comes a popular, yet potentially dangerous way to cook your turkey. Great Falls Fire Rescue offered a demonstration to show people dangers...