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Billings Police shoot and kill suspect who crashed into patrol cars and led high...

BILLINGS - A 24-year-old man was shot and killed by police in Billings on Friday night. At approximately 11:15 p.m. Friday, officers were dispatched to a residence at the 100 block on Cricket Lane on a report...

State work-comp fund sues to block $30M transfer approved last week by special session

HELENA – The state workers’ compensation fund has filed suit to invalidate a $30 million charge on its investment assets – a charge approved last week by the Legislature to help balance the state...

Missing hunters found safe in Lincoln area

UPDATE (9:35 p.m.) - After more than four hours, three missing hunters in the Lincoln area have been found safe according to a Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's deputy. The LCCSO reports that the hunters were...

Keystone pipeline leak won’t affect last regulatory hurdle

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Discovery of a 210,000-gallon oil leak from the Keystone pipeline would seem to be poor timing four days before regulators in Nebraska decide whether to allow a major expansion of...

Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts." The U.S....

Montana congressman misled authorities on reporter’s assault

BILLINGS (AP) — A Montana congressman misled investigators about his assault on a reporter the day before he was elected and claimed that the "liberal media" was "trying to make a story" out of...

ExplorationWorks celebrates their 10th anniversary this weekend

HELENA - On Saturday, ExplorationWorks will celebrate their 10th birthday. The science museum's event will have free admission all day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is typically between $5.50 and $9 depending on...

Donation from Huggies allows Billings hospital to start ‘baby cuddlers’ program

BILLINGS - Babies at the St. Vincent Healthcare neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) will be getting some extra love starting next month. As part of the No Baby Unhugged program, Huggies donated $10,000 to St....

Great Falls clinic receives $60,000 donation

GREAT FALLS - The Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation received another large donation, which moved them closer to their $2.4 million goal. Dick Anderson Construction donated $60,000 to the Foundation bringing the campaign total to $1.3...

Figure skater Gracie Gold withdraws from US championships

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Two-time U.S. women's figure skating champion Gracie Gold has withdrawn from the national championships while she continues to seek treatment for depression, anxiety and an eating disorder. Gold announced last...

Turkey Challenge surpasses goal of 1,500 turkeys

HELENA - On Friday, the Lewis and Clark Library hosted the seventh Annual Turkey Challenge. Every year the Helena Food Share needs turkey donations in order to feed hungry families in the Helena area. The...

First responders get a pie to the face for charity

HELENA - First responders rolled up their sleeves up and got dirty on Friday to raise money for the Helena Food Share. For a $20 donation, Safeway customers had a chance throw a pie in...

Wintry Wind Turns Warm and Violent; Not So Tricky Thanksgiving Travel

A HIGH WIND WATCH has been issued for parts of the state for Saturday night into Monday morning.  Gusts could top hurricane force.  Friday was windy and wintry, with scattered snow showers.  Travelling over...

Meet Luna: BCSO’s new drug dog

HELENA - The newest member of the Broadwater County Sheriff's Office has been on the job for less than two weeks, but she's already making a difference. Luna the drug dog and her handler Deputy...

Tester, Bullock ask Congress to renew Children’s Health Insurance Program funding

(HELENA) U.S. Senator Jon Tester and Gov. Steve Bullock are calling on Congress to extend funding for the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program. Tester and Bullock held a news conference at the Montana State Capitol...

Board approves new Butte rescue mission despite some objections

BUTTE - The Butte Rescue Mission’s nearly year-long search for a homeless shelter is over. “It has not been easy, it has not been fun, I won’t tell you that it’s been fun, but I’m...

Montana town could lose coal-fired power plant in early 2018

HARDIN - A Hardin coal-fired power plant with 30 employees and an annual payroll of $3 million could be shut down as early as the first quarter of 2018, according to the company that...

Local churches gather over 1,000 presents for Operation Christmas Child

HELENA - Children worldwide who are in need will receive Christmas presents this year thanks to a charitable cause. The project is called Operation Christmas Child, and Helena's participating churches are collecting presents for needy...

(VIDEO) Ranchers work to disentangle rutting bucks

BROADUS - The rut is in full swing this hunting season, and with it comes aggression. As whitetail bucks begin searching for mates, they often encounter other males, and much like young men cruising the...

Wyoming game managers take public comment on grizzly bears

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming Game and Fish Department public meeting on how to manage grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem drew comments and ideas from hunting guides who perceive there are...

Tips for flying with kids over the holidays

(NBC News) With the holidays coming up, many families will be flying with young children, and it is important for parents to know the best way to fly with them. Even though kids under age...

Santa comes to Great Falls this Saturday

GREAT FALLS - Santa Claus is coming to town. Santa is set to arrive in Great Falls in a stretch limousine on Saturday, to kick off the holiday season at Holiday Village Mall. The limo will deliver...

Board unanimously approves new University of Montana President

MISSOULA - He's worked for a company with a slogan for "bringing good things to life." Now, General Electric executive Seth Bodnar will be aiming to bring good things to the University of Montana, and...

US Capitol Christmas Tree stops in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS - The Capitol Christmas Tree stopped at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls on Thursday evening while journeying to Washington D.C. The Engelmann Spruce tree is from the Kootenai National Forest and is nearly...

Jury begins deliberation in Christensen trial

HAMILTON - The fate of a Florence doctor accused of negligent homicide following the deaths of two patients and overprescribing opioids to other patients is now in the hands of a jury. The defense and the state rested their case...