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Bullock announces free tuition for Billings students enrolled in dual credit courses

(MTN News-BILLINGS) It will now be easier and less expensive for high school students to get their foot in the door of higher education. At a media event at the Billings Career Center, Gov. Steve Bullock and educators...

Montana Tech upgrades engineering options to full degrees

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) Two programs at Montana Tech will now offer degrees, potentially attracting more students to the school. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs/Provost Doug Abbott said last week that Tech will begin offering degree programs...

Firefighters tackle residential fire in Helena

(MTN News- HELENA) The Helena Fire Department tackled a small residential fire on Tuesday morning.No injuries were reported. Authorities have not yet determined the dollar amount of damage. Helena Fire Marshal Craig Trapp says that the initial investigation...

They’re sure cute, but please leave baby animals alone

  Each spring, FWP receives several calls from people who have picked up deer fawns or other wildlife. With the recent news out of Yellowstone National Park of the baby bison that was picked up by...

Officials say seat belts saved couple in I-90 crash

(MTN News-NINEMILE)  Two Washington state residents driving on Interstate 90 near Nine Mile are living proof that buckling a seat belt can save a life.A man and a woman were in a four-door Subaru...

Hitler’s coding machine sold on eBay — for $14

    LONDON (CNNMoney) -- A type of rare coding machine Hitler used to communicate with his generals has been sold on eBay -- for $14. Volunteers at the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park in...

HPD searching for a Helena teen

Press Release-The Helena Police Department is looking for assistance in locating 17-year-old Clara Gray. She ran from her guardian on the west side of town yesterday (May 30th) afternoon. Any assistance would be appreciated...

Idaho father takes pregnant teen daughter to marry rapist

ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (AP) An Idaho man will spend about four months in jail for taking his 14-year-old daughter to Missouri to marry a 24-year-old man who raped and impregnated her. The Idaho State Journal reports...

‘Make not your thoughts your prisons:’ Inmates find freedom in Shakespeare

  VACAVILLE, California (CNN) -- Nineteen years ago, Joseph Jackson was a drug dealer unloading his gun into two people he thought had infringed on his turf. Today, the convicted killer sings and dances on stage...

Cincinnati police investigating zoo incident involving gorilla, boy

(CNN) -- Cincinnati police are investigating the incident at the city's zoo last weekend in which a child entered a gorilla enclosure, the local prosecutor's office said. A 3-year-old boy managed to get into the...

MSU remains school of choice for high-achieving students from Montana

      (MTN News-BOZEMAN)  Seventy-two percent of the top academically ranked high school scholars from across the state have indicated they plan to attend Montana State University in the fall. The Montana University System Honor Scholarship was awarded to 204...

Columbia Falls Memorial Day tradition continues

(MTN News-COLUMBIA FALLS) A Memorial Day service remembered the fallen at the Fairview Cemetery in Columbia Falls on Monday. Manager 'Dill Pickle' has been organizing the service for decades and says the holiday holds special meaning...

Living History Farm opens at Museum of the Rockies

MTN News-BOZEMAN -The Living History Farm at the Museum of the Rockies opened today, and is free all summer to the public. In 1989, the Tinsley House was relocated to Museum of the Rockies. The house...

Wind gust causes small airplane to crash at Laurel airport

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) A pilot escaped injury when his small airplane crashed while trying to land at the Laurel Airport. The pilot told Yellowstone County sheriff's officials that he'd flown out to Columbus and was returning...

Woman meets elk, takes a fall in Yellowstone National Park (video)

    (MTN NEWS-YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK) Staying a safe distance from wildlife is not only the law, it's the smart thing to do. Wild animals are dangerous, as shown in this video posted byREBOOT. Last weekend in Yellowstone National Park, wildlife...

Eight is Enough? Supreme Court adjusts to the new normal

CNN-WASHINGTON, DC -Sitting next to Justice Elena Kagan in an event earlier this month, retired Justice John Paul Stevens took the unusual step of criticizing a decision the Supreme Court had handed down earlier...

Man arrested after trying to escape Missoula police by jumping into river

  (MTN News-MISSOULA) A man who ran away from police officers and jumped into the Clark Fork River in downtown Missoula is in custody. Few details are available at this time, but the man -- who police...

Helena law enforcement stopping drivers with summer travels increasing

(MTN News-HELENA) The kick-off to the summer travel season is finally here. Whether you’re taking a quick trip to the lake, or checking out your family’s favorite camping spot MTN hopes your holiday is a...

Capital High soon to be grads inspire middle school students

(MTN News-HELENA) Pomp and circumstance came to C.R. Anderson Middle School a little early this year. Members of Capital High’s graduating class of 2016 returned to their old stomping grounds Friday afternoon to parade through...

Jet Ski Patrol; Keeping the Waterways Safe

(MTN News - HELENA) Boating season is here and soon, the water ways will be filled with sail boats, jet skis and people looking to have a good time. But sometimes rules are forgotten or...

Possible Visitor Cap at National Parks; NPS Expects Record Numbers

(MTN News - HELENA) As the summer season begins, the National Park Service says they are considering putting a cap on how many visitors some of the country's most iconic landscapes and historical sites...

East Helena Memorial Day Parade

(EAST HELENA - MTN News) As many of us enjoy our extra day off of work, it is also a day to honor the men and women who have sacrificed it all for our...

Low-Income Helena Residents Scramble To Meet Eviction Notice

(MTN NEWS-HELENA) As many people enjoy a day of relaxation, people living at Helena's Memorial Park Apartments are frantically looking for a place to call home with less than 36 hours before the apartment...

6-Man all-star rosters announced

The rosters for the 20th annual 6-Man All-Star Classic were announced last Thursday. The game, which alternates host sites between Highwood and Custer, will be played in Highwood this year. Kickoff is scheduled for...

Human-trafficking prevention conference held in Missoula

(MTN NEWS-MISSOULA) Local and state officials hosted the "Stop Human Trafficking in Montana" conference in Missoula on Friday, in an effort to help people better understand how to identify and help these victims. "Human...