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Missoula officials discuss flood recovery efforts

 MISSOULA - The flood waters in and around Missoula are continuing to fall which means recovery efforts are beginning to ramp up along the Clark Fork River. City and county officials involved in the flood...

Helena man charged with 4th DUI

HELENA - A Helena has been charged with his fourth DUI while allegedly speeding through a construction zone. Kevin Xavier English was arrested early Sunday morning for driving 64 mph in a 45 mph construction zone. Investigators saID English...

Kids Chance of Montana is soliciting donations and applicants for scholarships

HELENA - A 30-year-old organization that hands out scholarships to children who have had a parent killed or seriously injured in a workplace accident has a new chapter in Montana. It’s called Kids Chance of...

Helena man charged after allegedly attacking police officers trying to arrest him

HELENA - A Helena man is accused of attacking Helena Police officers following his arrest for DUI. John George Martin is charged with two counts of felony assault, along with resisting arrest and first...

Plan ahead for delays on I-15 near Jefferson City through late summer

JEFFERSON CITY — The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) advises drivers to plan extra time for travel this summer as a washed-out culvert and segment of Interstate 15 south of Jefferson City is rebuilt. In...

Superintendent responds allegations of sexual misconduct against choir teacher

FRENCHTOWN - Frenchtown Schools Superintendent Randy Cline released a statement Wednesday in response to a pair of sexual misconduct allegations against Frenchtown music teacher Troy Bashor. The initial complaint was filed by one female student...

Prosecutors say argument over loud music preceded Billings stabbing

BILLINGS - Prosecutors allege a woman stabbed her brother's girlfriend during a day of heavy drinking when the two women argued over loud music. Marlana Marie Blackdog, 21, has been charged in Yellowstone County Justice...

Montana coal mine appeals ruling that could trigger layoffs

BILLINGS (AP) — The owners of one of the largest underground coal mines in the United States said Friday that "the clock is running" on potential layoffs and asked an appellate court to intervene...

Volunteers who step up in emergency situations meet in Butte

BUTTE - In the event of an emergency, first responders are ready to move. But volunteer organizations are also ready to roll. So, let’s say you need a therapy dog to help during a crisis...

FWP gets new tool to fight invasive mussels

HELENA - Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks showed off one if its newest tools in the fight against invasive mussels on Thursday. FWP’s watercraft inspectors learned about their new pressurized watercraft cleaning trailers. The state of...

Popular Bitterroot fishing access to re-open

STEVENSVILLE - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks says the popular Bitterroot River access north of Stevensville is re-opened. But people accessing the river need to make sure they’re following the rules. The access north of...

Montana breweries awarded at the Great American Beer Festival

DENVER - Four Montana breweries were recognized for their microbrews at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival. One of those breweries even took the top spot in one of the categories. Red Lodge Ales Brewing...

Bullock addresses Montana Boys State delegates, 35 years after taking part himself

HELENA - On Thursday morning, more than 100 high schoolers taking part in Montana American Legion Boys State heard from one of the program’s most successful alumni – Gov. Steve Bullock. Bullock, who attended...

Dems force 1-week delay on panel vote on Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Monday forced a one-week delay in a committee vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, who remains on track for confirmation with solid Republican backing. Sen. Chuck Grassley,...

Pastors hit the streets in Butte on Ash Wednesday

 BUTTE - On Ash Wednesday some ministers in Butte took to the street to perform the ash marking ceremony. For the past three years, a group of religious leaders has been holding an Ashes on...

Habitat for Humanity presents Helena family with keys to new home

(HELENA) Raymond and Holly Bixby have been applying to Helena Area Habitat for Humanity since 2015, looking for a house for themselves and their five children. After being turned down twice, they finally qualified...

Western Montana firefighters helping battle Colorado wildfire

MISSOULA- Twenty firefighters from the Stevensville and Darby/Sula Ranger Districts, Bitterroot Helitack, and Trapper Creek Job Corps were sent to Colorado over the weekend to help with new fires there. They are expected to...

Helena homeless veterans now have a new home

HELENA - After a few uncertain weeks, the veterans at the Willis Cruse Living Facility in Helena will not have to relocate out of the community when their current home closes. Earlier in March, the 13...

Retiring chaplain honored at police banquet

 BILLINGS - Every year, Billings police chaplains honor law enforcement officers at the Police Appreciation Banquet. Thursday night, a retiring Chaplain also was recognized at the Big Horn Resort. Chaplain Paul Reeder was the guest of...

Former Montana First Lady Ann Stephens dies of cancer at 90

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Former Montana First Lady Ann Stephens has died of cancer in Kalispell. She was 90. Stephens was First Lady from 1989-1993 while her husband, Stan Stephens, was governor. Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home...

Organization aims to honor veterans at Great Falls’ Highland Cemetery

GREAT FALLS- A Great Falls organization is hoping to raise money to help honor fallen veterans at Highland Cemetery. The “Raise the Flag for the Holidays” committee has been working on lighting and upgrading poles...

Mail ballot bill officially dead

HELENA -  After failing to get the votes it needed to pass, the mail ballot bill, which would have allowed counties to run the upcoming special election for Ryan Zinke’s seat entirely by mail, is...

Futuristic laser technology in Gallatin Valley

 BOZEMAN - The Gallatin Valley is known as a center of laser technology. Laser and photonics technology came to the valley starting in the 1980s. Since then, the industry has grown exponentially with currently more...

Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleading guilty to desertion, misbehavior

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told a military judge on Monday that he's pleading guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy."I understand that leaving was against the law," Bergdahl...

Large Paris Gibson painting unveiled in downtown Great Falls

The face of Great Falls founder Paris Gibson was painted on the side of the building that houses Church, Harris, Johnson and Williams Law Firm this week. The large painting is on the south side...