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Crimestoppers Most Wanted – December 2015

  GREAT FALLS - Great Falls/Cascade County Crimestoppers has released the December 2015 "Most Wanted" list. If you have information about the location of any of the people on the list, you're asked to call the 24-hour...

Judge: Civil lawsuit over skier death to go to trial

MTN News-KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) -- A federal judge has ruled that a jury will hear arguments in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a German exchange student who fell into a...

Jeff Choate Adds Four Assistants to Initial Bobcat Coaching Staff

BOZEMAN - (PRESS RELEASE FROM MSU) Jeff Choate didn’t venture far from his new home to fill four positions on his first Bobcat coaching staff Monday afternoon. Current Bobcat assistant coaches Kane Ioane, Bo Beck...

Video: Cooney Reservoir frozen crystal-clear

MTN News-BILLINGS  Karen Saint takes us for a walk on frozen Cooney Reservoir in this video. "I knew the ice was thick enough, but you can see the bottom perfectly as I walked on top of...

F&W Commission To Consider New Elk Regulations For Gardiner Area

Press Release-MTN News- Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission will consider a possible change to hunting regulations on Dec. 10 in Helena that would establish limited-draw permits for bull elk in Gardiner area hunting district...

NorthWestern Energy Clarifies 2015 Customer Property Tax Impact

Press Release-Butte, Mont. – Dec. 8, 2015 – NorthWestern Energy today clarified the impact of expected property tax increases on customer bills. The property tax increases were inadvertently misstated by the company during a...

Man killed in tractor accident near Livingston

MTN News-LIVINGSTON -  One man is dead after a tractor accident near Livingston.  It happened early this morning on Mission Creek Road near mile marker 10. Troopers say the 69-year-old Livingston man was riding in...

USPS offers holiday mailing reminders

MTN News-MISSOULA - It's the holiday season which means that all across the country people are shipping gifts to loved ones and in order to help people out, the U.S. Postal Service is offering...

Poll: Governor Bullock’s approval rating at 50 percent

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has an approval rating of 50 percent, according to a recent poll conducted by Montana State University Billings. The poll found 20 percent of respondents disapproved...

Kidnapping, assault, and intimidation charges for 2 men in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS - Wesley Joseph Adams and Franklin Joseph Stanley are facing charges of kidnapping and assault after allegedly beating a woman and child and holding them against their will. Adams and Stanley appeared via...

Authorities investigate how, when San Bernardino shooters were radicalized

  (CNN) -- Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik were radicalized, with the latter pledging allegiance to ISIS while the pair killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California. But when, and how, did they take this...

Columbus police Sgt. fired amid sexual assault allegations

MTN News-BILLINGS - A Columbus police sergeant is out of a job amid allegations of sexual assault and misconduct toward a dispatcher. Columbus City Attorney Douglas Howard refused to comment, but rather directed Q2...

Gallatin Gateway school bus slides off road into power line

  MTN News-BOZEMAN - A Gallatin Gateway school bus slid off of the road and into a power line on Monday afternoon. There were five children on the bus; there were no injuries reported. All of their...

Weather Wise Tuesday: Why does our breath fog up in the cold?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnNjEq00CFg&feature=youtu.be MTN News- In Montana we have dry air and often strong winds that make it a bit harder for us to see that vapor cloud when we breathe. Most of us know why our breath...

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBsI848vP4U&feature=youtu.be MTN News- On Monday, December 7th, the nation paid tribute to those who lost their lives during the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor 74 years ago.  In this week's Big Sky Chronicles, reporter Sara...

Carroll College Faculty Possibly Forming a Union

MTN News- Faculty members of a local private college are considering forming a union, but are encountering resistance from the college president. In a letter to college President Tom Evans, some faculty members say they...

Could the increase in quakes mean a bigger one is coming?

  MTN News-  You may have felt a little shake, rattle and roll with 6 earthquakes hitting the Helena area in the last week.  All earthquakes were small in size, but each bigger than the...

AIDS Efforts from Doctors in Montana

MTN News- In honor of World AIDS Day, several medical providers were recognized for their efforts in HIV and AIDS care on Monday, December 7th.  According to DPPHS about 600 people in Montana are living with...

Utility’s Market Value Increases, Rates Increase; PSC Tries to Find Out Why

https://youtu.be/5gMmvZNNsmo MTN News -NorthWestern energy customers are going to see another rate increase in the near future due to the Department of Revenue's increase of property tax evaluation. The DOR calculated a 22 percent increase on...

Gettens charged in connection with marijuana grow operation in Great Falls

  MTN News-GREAT FALLS - Brandon Gettens has been charged in connection with a large marijuana grow operation in Great Falls. In mid-October, the Great Falls Police Department announced that officers seized 35 large marijuana plants with...

NorthWestern underestimates tax hike after $900M dam buy

MTN News-HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- NorthWestern Energy officials say they won't appeal a big increase in the company's Montana property taxes after last year's $900 million purchase of 11 hydroelectric dams. Instead, the company's customers...

Public forum scheduled to discuss Helena Valley Area Growth Plan

HELENA - Lewis & Clark County officials are asking for input from the public on the Helena Valley Area Growth Plan. A public hearing on Tuesday, December 8, will allow residents to learn more and...

Owner of dogs faces murder charge after they killed 4-year old boy

(CNN) -- The owner of four pitbulls is facing a murder charge after his dogs mauled to death a 4-year-old boy in Detroit, Michigan. Geneke Antonio Lyons, 41, was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, and...

Montana High School Releases Confidential Student Info

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana high school unintentionally leaked the personal and medical information of more than 100 students in an email sent to parents who had attended a football meeting. An email sent...

Holiday Decoration Safety

MTN News- With Christmas Trees and decorating this holiday season, it is important to be extra careful when it comes to fire safety. The National Fire Protection Association says between 2009 and 2013 there were...