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More Wet, Cool, and Snowy Weather With Limited Sunshine

What a storm, and what a beautiful finish to the weekend with clear blue sky and warmer temperatures.  However, fire season is not over with.  A wildfire west of Helena yesterday came very close...

Sheriff’s department releases ransom letter related to cyber threats

KALISPELL - The Flathead County Sheriff has released the contents of a "ransom letter" that was sent by what he describes as the "cyber hacker" whose threats caused the closure of more than two...

Supporters jail levy say it’s critical to address safety issues, overcrowding

HELENA - Supporters of a proposed 15-year levy to pay operations and maintenance at the renovated Lewis and Clark County Detention Center say passing the ballot measure is critical to address safety issues and...

1 dead in motorcycle crash near Great Falls

GREAT FALLS - One person is dead after a motorcycle crash southwest of Great Falls on Monday afternoon. The crash was reported to the Montana Highway Patrol at about 1:50 p.m. MHP says that the driver...

Billings man sentenced for throwing baby, causing skull fracture

BILLINGS - Jeffrey Merritt-Angst of Billings, who admitted he threw a 9-week-old baby boy across the room, causing a skull fracture and brain hemorrhage, was sentenced to prison on Monday. Merritt-Angst, 27, was sentenced by...

Frank Borman: from pioneering astronaut to Montana rancher

Former astronaut Frank Borman and his wife Susan left Arizona and moved to Montana 19 years ago with a nudge from their kids. Borman said, "I got a call one day from Fred and his brother Edwin....

First responders train for livestock crashes in Townsend

TOWNSEND - First responders trained for livestock truck crashes at the Broadwater County Fairgrounds on Saturday in Townsend. The training session was sponsored by MSU Extension, Broadwater County Farm Bureau, Broadwater County Disaster Emergency Services and...

Grizzly bear relocated in Wyoming for killing cattle

CODY, Wyo. - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced Monday that it recently trapped and relocated an adult female grizzly bear after it killed cattle near Pinedale, Wyo. The bear was removed on Thursday. The animal...

UPDATE: Dillon school evacuated after guns found

UPDATE (3:33 p.m.)  - The Beaverhead County High School in Dillon was evacuated after firearms were discovered in a pair of students’ backpacks. According to Dillon Chief of Police Don Guiberson, around 11 a.m. a...

Montana Conservation Corps to help with Hurricane Harvey recovery

BOZEMAN - The Montana Conservation Corps is doing its part to help those stricken by natural disaster. Thirty MCC members and staff met in Bozeman Sunday and prepared to embark on their 24-hour drive to Texas, where they will lend a...

Interior secretary recommends shrinking 6 national monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, with changes to several others proposed. A leaked memo from...

Pablo man charged with murder after weekend shooting

POLSON - A murder investigation is underway in the Mission Valley after a weekend shooting. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said that shortly before 4:30 a.m. on Saturday they received reports that a man had...

Costs from major natural disasters can stress state budgets

ATLANTA (AP) — A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding. The combined tab from Hurricanes...

Bozeman pair hopes to land regular show on HGTV

BOZEMAN - A pair of Bozeman realtors will make their debut on HGTV this week. Trecie Wheat Hughes and Jackie Wickens will co-host the pilot for the HGTV show called “Montana Home”. Trecie is the designer,...

Tribal leaders urge Yellowstone Park name changes

GARDINER - It’s something we have seen happening around the country: united groups coming together to remove names of supporters of slavery, white supremacists and oppressors off of monuments and statues. Western tribes want to see the...

Info sought on missing Lincoln County man

LIBBY - Authorities have asked for the public's help in finding a local man who hasn't been seen since last week. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said that Robert Joseph Dombroski, 35, was last seen in...

Flathead schools to resume Tuesday; meetings set to discuss cyber threats

KALISPELL - Flathead County students will have another day off as investigators continue to probe a cyber threat that forced all schools to close on Thursday and Friday. Class will resume on Tuesday. More than...

Montana Television Network Montana Wildfire Relief Fund Raises $73,070

HELENA- Montana Television Network (MTN) stations across the state have now raised $73,070 as part of their Montana Wildfire Relief Fund. The MTN stations will match the first $50,000 of that total. On Friday, September...

York Fest kicks off this weekend

HELENA - On Saturday people will flock to the annual York Fest. The York Fire Department organizes the fire rescue's York Fest. The event goes all day and has something for everyone. The event starts with...

Lincoln public schools get a break from smoke with 10 new air filters

LINCOLN - Lincoln Public Schools received 10 air filters to help students breathe a little easier following the summer fire season. Faculty at Lincoln School said the air filters will help kids to focus more...

Only In Montana: Summer Turns To Winter In Days

A WINTER STORM WARNING remains in effect for elevations 5000'+ into Saturday morning.  Only a few days ago, very active wildfires where creating dense smoke throughout Montana, and temperatures were in the 90s.  Now,...

Fire officials: Just because it snowed doesn’t mean fire season is over

HELENA - There might be snow on Mount Helena Friday, but local fire officials are warning that Montana's fire season isn't over yet. As the rain mixed with snow fell for the second day in...

DEQ program works to restore contaminated Belt Creek water

HELENA - Montana's history of mining from a century ago has left the state with a toxic legacy that officials continue to deal with. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has an inventory of 3,000...

State leaders: Montana’s solar energy capacity more than doubled since 2015

(HELENA) State leaders say Montana has more than doubled its solar energy production capacity, far sooner than expected. Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney made the announcement Friday afternoon during an event at the Lewis and Clark...

Gianforte holds roundtable on delayed timber project outside Lincoln

(HELENA) U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte held a roundtable in Helena Friday morning to bring attention to a delayed timber project he said could have reduced the danger from a wildfire north of Lincoln. Gianforte met...