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Butte schools land $3M grant to help students with mental health issues

(MTN News-BUTTE)  The Butte School District is taking advantage of a federal grant designated to help students with mental health problems. Project Aware Case Manager Cassie O’Leary is one of four working for the school...

Boulder man charged with DUI after crashing into MHP cruiser in Butte

BUTTE - An 18-year-old was jailed after crashing into a Montana Highway Patrol car, while law enforcement was investigating an unrelated fatal crash in Butte Friday evening. Butte Police allege Mikel Solomon of Boulder was...

Montana ‘ACT College & Career Readiness Campaign’ winners honored

    GREAT FALLS -For the past three years, Montana has partnered with the 'ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign', which recognizes and rewards academic success and determination in four categories that show achievement- those include students, high schools, businesses...

Downey Sentenced to Two Years at the DOC

https://youtu.be/OLoO0mVdiD4 A Helena man is sentenced to two years at the department of corrections after being charged with sexually touching an eight year old girl. Paul Downey pleaded no contest to criminal endangerment earlier this year...

MSU researchers receive $5.2 million grant to develop virus-fighting technology

BOZEMAN -A Montana State University researcher and her colleagues have received a $5.2 million grant to push the boundaries of a new approach for treating flu and other fast-evolving viruses that resist traditional vaccines. Connie...

Texas killer was able to buy guns because of Air Force lapse

The gunman who slaughtered 26 people at a Texas church was able to buy weapons because the Air Force failed to report his domestic violence conviction to the federal database that is used to...

Lost Trail continues long support of Special Olympics this week

LOST TRAIL - For over three decades they’ve hosted the Bitterroot Winter Games for Special Olympics Montana. And for the family owners of Lost Trail Powder Mountain it’s a party they look forward to...

Red Dog pleads not guilty to killing Poplar toddler

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (MTN News-GREAT FALLS) Janelle Red Dog, accused of killing Poplar toddler Kenzley Olson in April, is scheduled to go on trial on November 21st. Red Dog, 42 years old,...

Great Falls cheerleaders compete this weekend in Las Vegas

GREAT FALLS - Cheerleaders from Great Falls are gearing up to compete against 350 teams in Las Vegas. Cheers! Fitness and the Montana Storm All-Star Cheerleading teams head to Jamz Nationals this weekend. Their youth and senior teams...

FCC repeals net neutrality rules

WASHINGTON- The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 along party lines Thursday to repeal Obama era net neutrality rules. In a news release following the vote, the FCC says it is restoring the "longstanding, bipartisan light-touch...

Holiday Fires Are Preventable

Press Release- MTN News- Helena, MT., (November 23, 2015) Food is a big part of holiday fun, but festivities can take your attention away from cooking and lead to fires. More cooking fires occur...

Benefis nurses vote against forming a union

GREAT FALLS - Nurses at Benefis Health System voted on Thursday on whether to join a union. The vote failed with 357 against and 226 for joining the union.   Vicky Byrd, director of the Montana...

Wintry Wind Turns Warm and Violent; Not So Tricky Thanksgiving Travel

A HIGH WIND WATCH has been issued for parts of the state for Saturday night into Monday morning.  Gusts could top hurricane force.  Friday was windy and wintry, with scattered snow showers.  Travelling over...

Flags in Montana to be flown at half-staff to honor Martz

HELENA - Gov. Steve Bullock ordered flags statewide be flown at half-staff over the weekend to honor the memory of former Gov. Judy Martz. Martz, who died Monday after a long fight with pancreatic cancer, will...

Fundraiser helping Missoula mobile home owners pay off tax debt

 MISSOULA - Dozens of Missoula area mobile homes are on the auction block for delinquent property taxes this week. But if the homeowners can't scrape up the money, they might be in luck, because one...

Snow, winter weather slam northwest Montana

    (MTN News-WEST GLACIER) The weather is taking a toll on travel in some parts of northwest Montana. The Montana Department of Transportation reports that trees have come down along U.S. Highway 2 in the Columbia...

Next steps for Tim Fox sexual assault task force

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (HELENA) At the Capitol Rotunda, this morning  Attorney General Tim Fox's sex assault task force discussed the next steps of the unsubmitted sexual assault evidence kits. The state had...

Suspect arrested for allegedly stabbing Billings coffee shop owner

BILLINGS - The man who allegedly stabbed a downtown Billings coffee shop owner on Monday was arrested and charged on Tuesday. Paul Steven Bixby Jr., 24, was charged with felony assault with a weapon for...

MSU study finds nurse practitioners more likely than medical doctors to work in rural...

  (MSU News Service-BUTTE)  New research by Montana State University professor Peter Buerhaus and others has found that nurse practitioners are more likely than medical doctors to practice in rural areas. The study is published in the January...

Shodair program heals through music

HELENA – As part of Shodair Children’s Hospital's treatment program featuring music therapy a drummer from Montana, who moved to Los Angeles, played music with the patients on Thursday. Chad McKinsey and the kids gathered...

Pondera County Sheriff Suta agrees to resign

Pondera County Sheriff Carl Suta has agreed to resign from his position, following months of legal battles. Two misdemeanor charges against Suta were resolved without trial recently. On Friday, March 16, Suta pleaded no contest to...

Legislative panel advances bills for rooftop solar expansion in Montana

  (HELENA) A legislative panel Thursday advanced a pair of bills to sustain and expand installation of rooftop solar-power systems in Montana – but not before making changes that narrowed the bills’ scope. The Energy and Telecommunications...

Thursday deadline to apply for Smith River float permits

(MTN News-HELENA) Despite being the middle of February, it’s time for some people to start planning summer trips. At the top of many lists are permit applications to float down the 59-mile section of the Smith...

Lawyer: neo-Nazi called on thousands to attack Jewish woman and her family

WHITEFISH - A Jewish Whitefish woman is suing the publisher of a Neo-nazi website accusing him of orchestrating an antisemitic "campaign of terror" against her and her family. MTN News learned new details from the attorney representing Tanya Gersh...

Suspect in grisly Seattle murder has criminal record in Montana

    NBC-Body parts found in a Seattle recycling bin were likely those of a woman reported missing after going on a date to a baseball game with a man she met online, police said. Officers said...