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Billings man accused of sexually abusing 4 young girls

BILLINGS - A Billings man was arrested Sunday and now faces charges for the alleged sexual abuse of four young girls. Dennis Martin Friedt, 61, was set to make his initial appearance in Yellowstone County...

Montana man accused of pointing gun at egg-throwing teenagers

BILLINGS - A Billings man is charged with felony criminal endangerment for allegedly pointing an AR-15 rifle at three juveniles back in July. Charging documents stated Brandell Jamez Zavala, 18, came out of his house...

2 students in Dillon arrested for bringing loaded guns to school

DILLION - Two students from Beaverhead County High School in Dillon were arrested Monday after allegedly bringing loaded guns to school. Two students were found on campus with handguns in their backpacks. A student at...

Officials ID 2 officers involved in shooting burglary suspect

GREAT FALLS - Joshua Racki, the Cascade County Attorney, released the names of two Great Falls police officers involved in last week's fatal shooting of a burglary suspect. The two officers - Master Police Officer...

Glasgow fire departments in need of new radios

GLASGOW - The Glasgow city and long run fire departments are asking for help getting new radios. Right now the departments' radios are about 15 years old and are hand-me-downs. The radios they currently have aren't made for fire...

1 dead 1 injured in Missoula crash

MISSOULA - One person died and another person was taken to the hospital after a crash on Monday night. The one-vehicle crash happened at 11 p.m. on Monday at the intersection of Johnson and 13th streets,...

Classes resume for Flathead schools after cyber threats

COLUMBIA FALLS - On Tuesday, classes resumed for some 15,000 students affected by the closures of several Flathead schools after several schools received cyber-threats. Teachers and school officials met with law enforcement Monday for two...

Hundreds turn out for Constitution Week celebration at Capitol

HELENA - Over four hundred people gathered in the Capitol Rotunda on Monday to celebrate and recognize Constitution Week. This year marks the 230th anniversary of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution was signed...

2 dead, students injured in crash involving school bus

GLASGOW-Two people were killed and several children were injured in a head-on crash near Glasgow on Tuesday morning that involved a school bus and pickup truck. The crash happened around 6:40 a.m. on Highway 2...

Administrators: East Helena smelter cleanup already producing strong results

EAST HELENA - Four years ago, the site of the former ASARCO smelter in East Helena was crowded with buildings. Today, almost all of them are gone. It’s the most obvious sign of the long-term...

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...