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DHS chief: New terror alert system will be unveiled soon

  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Monday that he will soon announce a new terror alert system that would better inform the public about terror threats. At an event hosted by Defense One, Johnson said...

UM Now Offers Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience

    Press Release-MISSOULA – Students attending the University of Montana can now earn an undergraduate degree in neuroscience, the study of the nervous system and the brain.             The interdisciplinary major, approved by the Montana...

Poll: Most Americans Say Send Ground Troops to Fight ISIS

CNN A new CNN/ORC Poll finds Americans increasingly displeased with the President's handling of terrorism and more willing to send U.S. ground troops into the fight against ISIS. For the first time in CNN/ORC polling, a majority...

Study puts huge price tag on abandoned-mine cleanup

MTN News-Editor’s note: The American Lands Council, a Utah-based group that supports the transfer of federal public lands in the West to willing states, was asked on Thursday to comment on the study that is the...

San Bernardino shooter supported ISIS, was ‘fixated’ on Israel, father says

  (CNN) -- Last week's mass killing in San Bernardino, California, was an act of terrorism, law enforcement officials and President Barack Obama agree. The 14 deaths at a holiday party left the community shaken,...

MSU hires Jeff Choate as 32nd head football coach

MTN News-BOZEMAN - University of Washington assistant Jeff Choate has been hired as Montana State's latest head football coach. Choate becomes MSU's 32nd head football coach at MSU. An Idaho native who graduated from UM Western in 1993...

Drive with Care in Wet, Winter Weather

  Press Release-Helena- Sometimes the weather outside is frightful, but Montanans still have places to go.  Whether you are driving in rain, snow, ice or fog, following a few simple tips can help you, your...

Law enforcement investigating mail thefts in East Helena Valley

HELENA-The Lewis & Clark County Sheriff's Office is looking into a recent string of mail theft in the East Helena Valley. Sheriff's deputies say potentially up to 100 residential mailboxes were rummaged through in the...

Montana National Guard prepares to open combat roles to women

  GREAT FALLS - The Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, announced last Thursday that the Pentagon will open all combat jobs to women in the military in 2016. This historic change will start to take place...

Chamber Spotlight Big Sky Brokers Real Estate

On this Chamber Spotlight Cathy is joined by Freda Wilkinson of Big Sky Brokers Real Estate.

University of Montana, Active Shooter Training

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbqxrBirp5I&feature=youtu.be   MTN News- In response to recent shootings nationwide, the University of Montana hosted a series of information sessions about their emergency response plan.  Attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and voice their concerns...

Fire Safety in South Hills Area

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1ZMj05bS5I&feature=youtu.be MTN News- Even though we are in winter, a group of volunteers is preparing for 2016 fire season. On Saturday, December 12th, at the Plymouth Congregational Church, a group of fire officials and volunteers will...

Helena Man Receives Sentence for Stolen Excavator

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU19dnxSN2w&feature=youtu.be MTN News- Joseph Nistler will serve a 3 year deferred sentence for trying to sell a stolen excavator. Joseph Nistler purchased the excavator from a former employee he noticed that the vin plate was removed...

Helena Woman Enters Plea for Incident at Town Pump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn8HhRSofTo&feature=youtu.be MTN News-  A 24 year old Helena woman enters a plea for allegedly hitting a man because she could not find a store open at 3:00 a.m. Katie Wheeler pleaded not guilty to assault with...

Commission Meets to Discuss Child Protective Services

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPv7g-K7UTY&feature=youtu.be MTN News-A commission met today at the Capitol to discuss ways to improve child protective services. The child protection unit assistant Attorney General Scott Pederson says that the number of child protective services cases have...

Two small earthquakes reported near Clancy

MTN News-HELENA -  Two small earthquakes rattled people in and around Clancy on Sunday night. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the first quake registered as a 2.3; it happened shortly after 6 p.m. The second...

DNA connects White Sulphur man to decades-old child rape

  Nearly three decades after a Billings man was wrongfully convicted for the brutal rape of an 8-year-old girl, the DNA used to exonerate the man has lead to charges against Ronald Tipton of White...

Police investigating drive-by shooting in Great Falls

MTN News-GREAT FALLS - The Great Falls Police Department is investigating a report of gunshots fired on Thursday night.The incident happened near 2nd Avenue North and 6th Street at about 11:20 p.m. Bullet holes were...

Grandstreet Theatre hosting the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOcVC4fwMNY&feature=youtu.be MTN News-HELENA - The Grandstreet Theatre is hosting performances of the holiday classic "A Christmas Carol." "It's a lot about teaching about the Christmas spirit, and learning to appreciate what you had when you were...

Prosecutor: Man confessed to killing Deer Lodge woman, son

MTN News-DEER LODGE, Mont. (AP) -- A prosecutor says a handyman confessed to killing a Deer Lodge woman and her adult son, then told authorities where he left their bodies. Ravalli County Attorney Bill...

Salesforce exec Peter Coffee will deliver a “Big Data” lecture at UM

Press Release- MTN News-MISSOULA – The University of Montana’s leading research and programmatic development in big data has gained the attention of a top executive at Salesforce. Peter Coffee, vice president for strategic research,...

Intermountain Festival of Trees Designers Show Their Passion

https://youtu.be/PrIXuPFevG4 Press Release-HELENA, MONTANA   With Intermountain’s Festival of Trees in full swing this weekend, the creativity of so many is on display. The judging is over and trees and wreaths large and small are ready for...

GOP, Dems praise education bill set to replace No Child Left Behind

MTN News -HELENA -  A federal education bill replacing the much-maligned No Child Left Behind law is poised to pass Congress – and getting praise from Republicans and Democrats. U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., who...

Osprey Nest Being Removed — But Will Gain a New Perch

  MTN News -HELENA - Some residents of Helena's west side were alarmed Wednesday when workers appeared to be removing a well-known osprey nest. Anastasia White posted on social media a photo of a worker atop the...

San Bernardino shooting: Who were the victims?

(CNN) -- As stunned communities mourn victims of this week's massacre in Southern California, more details are emerging about the 14 people killed. A married couple opened fire Wednesday at the Inland Regional Center in...