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UM releases draft recommendations on program cuts, changes

MISSOULA- University of Montana President Sheila Sterns has released the final draft recommendations to chop programs as part of an effort to save the school millions of dollars. The report says “many programs will have...

National Park Service slashes “free days” at Glacier, other parks

WEST GLACIER- If you've used those "fee free" days to visit Glacier National Park, you'll want to check your calendar for next year as the National Park Service has announced it's dramatically cutting the...

Remains of 3 children found in Missoula shed

MISSOULA- Missoula Police have confirmed to MTN News that they found a box containing bones and teeth believed to be from three children in a Missoula shed in September. A search warrant obtained by MTN...

Democrat Doug Jones wins in Alabama’s US Senate race

(NBC) - Jay Gray reports from Montgomery, Ala. on the stunning upset by Democrat Doug Jones to win the state's U.S. Senate race. Watch Doug Jones' victory speech below. *Video courtesy NBC

No tickets needed for this show: The best viewing for annual meteor shower Wednesday...

Look to the skies Wednesday night for the annual Geminid Meteor Shower. According to NASA, the best night to see the shower is this Wednesday into the early hours of Thursday. The peak of the...

OPI organizes committee to discuss implementing suicide prevention programs in schools

HELENA - Suicide prevention in schools gets a boost thanks to the Office of Public Instruction. Superintendent for OPI, Elsie Arntzen, has chosen 16 people to serve on a committee that will help guide new...

Fire destroys Butte business; smoke was problematic for firefighters

BUTTE - The smoke billowing from Ray’s Heating and Sheetmetal business on East Front Street was so thick, Butte firefighters who made the initial attack on the fire could not find the source of...

Toys for Tots pickup begins this week

HELENA - Starting Tuesday, volunteers will begin picking up the toys donated for the Toys for Tots drive in Helena. Trucks will make their way around the Capital City to the roughly 120 toy...

Helena man faces a slew of charges after eluding officers twice

HELENA - A Helena man faces nearly a dozen charges following a pair of pursuits through the Capital City related to a drug investigation. Jeffrey J. Medina faces several charges including two counts of felony criminal...

Helena man faces two felonies for allegedly breaking into storage units

HELENA - A Helena defendant is accused of breaking into a pair of storage units early Saturday. Andrew J. Witham appeared via video in Lewis and Clark County Justice Court Tuesday afternoon, charged with two...

MT Made: Joe’s Pasty Shop

BUTTE - If you worked in the underground mines, the work was long, hard and dirty.  So imagine how important a good meal would be during a short break. Finding a way to get a...

Lewis and Clark Co. Commission approves grant for bulletproof vests for sheriff’s office

HELENA - The Lewis and Clark County Commission unanimously approved accepting a $4,033.11 grant on Tuesday for the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office. The funds are provided by the Department of Justice and will...

Lewis and Clark Co. Commission proclaims Friday as ‘Mayor Jim Smith Day’

HELENA - The Lewis and Clark County Commissioners recognized outgoing Helena Mayor Jim Smith on Tuesday with a special proclamation recognizing Friday as “Mayor Jim Smith Day.” Commissioner Andy Hunthausen read aloud the proclamation at Tuesday's meeting...

It’s All About To Change

Happy Tuesday, A RED FLAG WARNING is in effect near Fort Peck Lake.  A HIGH WIND WARNING is in effect across the Hi-Line from East Glacier to Fort Belknap.  A dry front is moving through...

Health officials see increase in norovirus outbreaks

HELENA - Local and state health officials are reporting an increase in norovirus outbreaks recently. DPHHS says the department is investigating eight reported outbreaks in the last six weeks. This year’s outbreaks have occurred in Cascade, Fergus,...

Montana Supreme Court says suspect in child rape can withdraw guilty plea

The Montana Supreme Court has upheld a motion for Jason Terronez to withdraw his guilty plea on a charge of sexual intercourse without consent. Terronez was charged in March of 2015 with sexually assaulting a five-year-old...

Biologists identify origin of illegally-introduced walleye found in Swan Lake

KALISPELL - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks netted two walleye in Swan Lake in October 2015, which had never previously been discovered in the lake. The discovery led to an investigation to find who had...

Cold Case: Ronan man’s death still unsolved

RONAN - It's a cold case that continues to haunt a Ronan family. On the fifth anniversary of Bob Van Gunten's death, the answers to what happened to him still aren't there. On Dec. 11, 2012,  63-year-old Van Gunten left the Valley...

Gillibrand: “I Will Not Be Silenced”

(NBC News) President Trump and New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand exchanged harsh words on Twitter Tuesday. President Trump tweeted out calling Gillibrand a "lightweight" and criticizing her call for him to resign over past allegations...

Two Montana films to premiere at Sundance

BILLINGS -- A pair of films shot in Montana will make their world premieres in 2018 on the big screens at the Sundance Film Festival. The Sundance Institute recently made the announcement that the two films...

Medicaid expansion: The big impact of a big part of Obamacare that’s still going...

This is the first installment of a three-part series, examining the impacts and future of expanded Medicaid in Montana. KALISPELL – Not long after Ian Ballard returned from Kansas City to Kalispell to help with...

Drive-by shooting reported in White Sulphur, suspect in custody

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS - The Meagher County Sheriff's Office posted on their Facebook page Tuesday morning that a suspect is in custody after a reported drive-by shooting on Monday night in White Sulphur Springs. According to the post,...

Licenses for FWP’s special hunt sell out in hours

BILLINGS - If you were planning on purchasing a license for the state wildlife department's special hunt, you're too late. The licenses sold out in three hours on Monday, and some categories were gone in...

Sheriff Leo Dutton returns to work after heart attack

HELENA - Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton is working his way through recovery after experiencing a heart attack near Livingston on Nov. 28. “This is a matter of life and death,” said Dutton....

Wreaths Across America ceremony honors veterans

HELENA - At the Capitol Rotunda Monday morning, veterans were honored at the Wreaths Across America ceremony. All 50 state capitals across the US participated in the ceremony. The Wreaths Across America program aims to remember fallen US veterans, honor...