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Helena Festival of Trees kicks off 28th year with ‘Christmas in the High Country’

    MTN News-HELENA - Bare trees now sparkle and shine in the Helena Civic Center ballroom after volunteers spent Tuesday decorating for the 28th annual Festival of Trees. The festival benefits Intermountain and the families it...

Additional celery products removed from Montana stores due to E.coli concerns

MTN News- Press Release The ongoing investigation linked to Costco chicken salad that has sickened six Montanans with E.coli O157 has revealed that the celery onion component may be the source of contamination. As a precaution...

Chicago mayor asks for police superintendent’s resignation

  (CNN) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday that he has asked for the resignation of Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. The announcement at a news conference came amid angry protests in Chicago over the...

Livingston man pleads guilty over dietary supplements

MTN News-HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A Livingston man has pleaded guilty to ignoring a courtorder to stop selling unapproved and mislabeled dietary supplements. Toby McAdam appeared in Billings federal court Tuesday, where he pleaded guilty...

Charlo man gets 60 years in prison for shooting wife

MTN News-POLSON, Mont. (AP) -- A 33-year-old Charlo man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for shooting his wife last year and trying to cover up the crime by telling investigators it...

Ash Carter sending ‘specialized expeditionary targeting force’ to Iraq

  CNN- Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced Tuesday that the U.S. military will send "a specialized expeditionary targeting force" aimed at conducting more raids in Iraq. A U.S. official tells CNN that decision means that...

Initial hunting season numbers up for the Rocky Mountain Front

MTN News-GREAT FALLS - Highlights from this year's hunting season include hunters on the Rocky Mountain front harvesting the highest amount of elks this season in the last 20 years. Total elk harvest was up...

Crime in Helena (November 30-December 4)

MTN News- The Helena Police Officers reported the following incidents over this past weekend and week.  View the latest below. 12-3-15 0608 hours-800 Block of Oregon-Officers responded to a report of a disorderly female.   During the...

Plans for private medical school in Bozeman moving forward

  MTN News-BOZEMAN - Plans for a new, private medical school in the state are moving forward and part of the plan involves Montana State University. The Burrell group believes Montana needs a medical school and...

Anonymous donors drop $500,000 check in Salvation Army kettle

  CNN- The holiday spirit hit one Minnesota couple in a big way over the weekend. They dropped a $500,000 check into the Salvation Army kettle at a Cub Foods in Rosemount, Minnesota, on Saturday. Yes, you...

Meet the 15-year-old kid who’s suing Obama over climate change

CNN- Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh became a climate change activist at age 6 when he saw an environmental documentary. He asked his mom to find a way for him to speak at a rally. Now 15, the...

Engineers Recommend Plans to Stop Missouri River Erosion near Calumet Refinery

  GREAT FALLS - A stretch of shore line on the north side of the Missouri River in Great Falls is causing some concerns due to river erosion. Calumet Refinery and city officials listened to a report...

Canadian brothers rescue bald eagle, snap a selfie

CNN Wire-Two brothers saved a trapped bald eagle, and at the same time, took a memorable selfie. Michael and Neil Fletcher happened upon an eagle while driving through the woods of Dowling in Ontario, Canada. "We...

East Helena Father Charged with Assault on his Son

  MTN News- A 31 year old East Helena man is in jail for allegedly assaulting his son while playing a video game. Tucker Wiseman appeared in Lewis and Clark County justice court today for assault...

Ibsen Posts He’ll No Longer Work at Urgent Care Plus in Helena

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvEY_R50EPc&feature=youtu.be   MTN News- A Helena doctor whose been under the microscope for allegedly over prescribing pain medicating is calling quits. According to a recent post on Mark Isben's Facebook page he will no longer be practicing...

“Person of interest” identified in deaths of Deer Lodge woman and her son

  MTN News-BUTTE - Powell County Sheriff Scott Howard says that David Wayne Nelson, 53 years old, has been identified as a "person of interest" and is being held in custody in connection with the...

Lewis & Clark Public Health warns of Poor air quality for next 24 hours

HELENA - The 24 hour predicted air quality forecast for the Helena area as of 4:00 pm on Monday, November 30, 2015 will remain at a POOR stage. A POOR air quality stage means that...

Great Falls juveniles charged after truck theft, assault of owner

MTN News-GREAT FALLS - A truck theft early Sunday morning and later assault of the vehicle owner leads to the arrest of three juveniles. The original call came into Great Falls Police at 6:30 a.m....

Cyber Monday: Have you logged on and look for the best deals?

MTN News- Cyber Monday is in full swing. A lot of bosses looking the other way today, as millions log-on and look for the best deals online. Many people will be doing their cyber shopping...

Bodies of missing Deer Lodge mother and son located

MTN News-ANACONDA- Authorities in Powell County say the bodies of  a mother and son who were reported missing have been located. Powell County Sheriff Scott Howard said Beverly Giannonatti, 79, and her 57-year-old son Gregory...

Three people arrested in Cascade County for suspected meth trafficking

MTN News-GREAT FALLS - An operation by the Russell Country Drug Task Force led to the weekend arrest of three men in Great Falls for suspected meth trafficking. Cesar Christian Sanchez-Lopez, Victor Rene Castro, and Robert Antonio...

Lame Deer man admits to fatal DUI crash

MTN News-LAME DEER - A Lame Deer man, who recently admitted he was heavily intoxicated when he caused a fatal crash near the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in 2013, will be recommended to serve a...

Mountain Lion Hunting CLOSED in District 101

  Press Release-MTN News- The hunting of all mountain lions in northwestern Montana hunting district 101, which includes portions of Lincoln and Flathead counties, closed at one-half hour after sunset on Saturday, November 27, 2015. The...

WANTED in MONTANA: BOLO Alert issued for Eric Many Guns

  MTN News-BILLINGS - The United States Marshals Service in Montana has issued a BOLO Alert (Be-on-the-Lookout) for a 36-year-old man wanted for violating probation following his conviction for aggravated assault. The Montana Violent Offender Offender Task...

Helena Public Schools increase required credits for graduation

MTN News-HELENA - The Helena Public School District's policy committee will go through a series of reviews to ensure the new requirements are properly instated for the freshmen entering high school in the fall...