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ZooMontana otter gives birth to 4 pups

BILLINGS - Mia, one of ZooMontana’s two North American River Otters, unexpectedly gave birth to four pups on Feb. 19, becoming the fourth litter of River Otters to be born at ZooMontana. Her last litter...

Bear activity closes popular Flathead campground

KALISPELL - A popular campground in the Flathead has is now off limits after a black bear was reported coming close to campsites searching for food. The Tally Lake Campground and Day Use Area has...

Big game hunting has big impact on Montana economy

HELENA - Fish Wildlife and Parks confirmed Monday what many local businesses already know: big game hunting has a big impact on Montana's economy. Travel to any small town in Montana in the middle of...

Glacier’s Going to the Sun Road opens for the season

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - The Going-to-the-Sun Road is now open in its entirety to motorized vehicle travel.  Glacier National Park officials reported the road opened Saturday morning. Visitors will be able to drive the entire 50-mile...

Red Lodge man pleads not guilty to murder charge

RED LODGE - The Red Lodge man accused of killing a homeless man for “being disrespectful” denied the allegations in court Wednesday where prosecutors described the murder as a “cold blooded execution.” Thomas Schifferns pleaded...

Lyft extends service throughout 32 states, Montana included

DETROIT (AP) — Lyft is driving into the countryside in an effort to raise ridership and steal market share from rival Uber. The much smaller Lyft announced Thursday that it is offering service to passengers...

Motel 6 shooting witness faces drug charges

HELENA - The female suspect who is a witness in the fatal shooting at the Helena Motel 6 on Jan. 25 was arraigned in District Court Wednesday. Travis Holly Stephens faces charges of possession of...

Worsley charged with assaulting 5 year-old

HELENA - A 30 year-old Helena man is facing a charge of felony assault on a minor. According to court documents, Nicholas Germain Worsley was caring for a five year-old on the night of June...

Butte children’s theatre celebrating 20th anniversary

BUTTE - The Orphan Girl Children's Theater in Butte is celebrating its 20th anniversary by stepping back to the Roaring 20s. On Thursday, the theater will open its performance of "The Emperor's New Clothes” in...

Second person bitten by bat in Helena area

HELENA-Another person has been bitten by a bat in the Helena area. According to the Lewis & Clark Public Health, this is the second reported bat bite in recent weeks. The first bat encounter happened at...

Lewis and Clark Co. Sheriff declares emergency travel only due to icy roads

Update 10:16 a.m. Sheriff Leo Dutton has lifted the emergency travel only declaration. Dutton says conditions are improving on the county's main roads. Many roads are still very icy and the Sheriff asks that people still...

International Torch Relay spreading peace arrives in Helena

 HELENA - An International Torch Relay aimed at spreading peace stopped at a Helena elementary school Tuesday morning. Central-Linc in Helena welcomed The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run at the school's week-long summer camp. Students...

Local organizations collecting donations for snow-bound towns

HELENA - After Governor Steve Bullock declared a winter state of emergency in parts of Montana, local organizations are stepping up to help. According to Minority Veteran Program Coordinator Buck Richardson, the Montana VA Healthcare...

Montana Made: Kracklin’ Kamut

BIG SANDY-Big Sandy Organics says business hasn’t slowed down since Kracklin’ Kamut was introduced to the snack market around two years ago. With an increase in demand, the company built a new facility in Big...

Workers race against the clock to fix California dam

OROVILLE, Calif. - Close to 200,000 people are on edge as one of the country's largest dams is compromised and threatening to flood communities in Northern California. Crews are racing to fix the breach...

Goats get busy at Malmstrom AFB

GREAT FALLS - Scores of goats are busy at Malmstrom Air Force Base, chowing down on weeds. Base personnel use a portable electric fence to keep the the goats in the most weed-infested areas. Not only...

Woman dies in doorway of Billings business

BILLINGS - A 48-year-old woman died in the doorway of a business on the 2800 block of 1st Ave. North early Saturday morning, according to the Billings Police Department. Detectives investigating the death determined there...

Montana delegation asks Congress to help Montana with fires

WASHINGTON - All three members of Montana's Congressional delegation discussed Wednesday helping victims of Hurricane Harvey and also say Montana needs help with wildfires. Republican Senator Steve Daines said preventing wildfires is impossible, but he also said...

Great Falls cheerleaders compete this weekend in Las Vegas

GREAT FALLS - Cheerleaders from Great Falls are gearing up to compete against 350 teams in Las Vegas. Cheers! Fitness and the Montana Storm All-Star Cheerleading teams head to Jamz Nationals this weekend. Their youth and senior teams...

Vandals damage Spring Meadow State Park

HELENA - Montana State Parks says that vandals caused damage to Spring Meadow State Park on the night of June 25 or the morning of June 26. According to officials, picnic tables were torn from...

Billings eyes solutions to sales tax, public intoxication in next year’s Legislature

BILLINGS - The City Council waded Monday into next year's legislative topics that Billings may like to push forward. The city's lobbyist, Ed Bartlett, outlined a number of issues that will likely once again come...

Ferocious Fire Weekend But Rain Is On The Way

A RED FLAG WARNING has been issued for most of the state for Saturday.  EXTREME fire danger returns over the weekend with stronger wind, a few thunderstorms, low humidity, and just an accumulation of...

Off-duty cop saves the day during Safeway armed robbery

BUTTE - An armed robbery was underway at the Safeway grocery store in Dillon on Sunday, but there was a surprising turn of events. An off-duty law enforcement officer from Utah was in the store...

Boy Scouts traveling across the U.S. visit Missoula

MISSOULA - Imagine spending your entire summer vacation biking across America -- that’s exactly what a group of Scouts are doing as they travel from Seattle to Washington D.C. Eagle Scouts Cycling Across America...

Vending machine provides art to prospective MSU students

BOZEMAN - A new sculpture is known as the “art cade” gives Montana State University students an opportunity to bring home a piece of MSU student-created art. The sculpture, designed by a university professor, is...