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What the Hastings bankruptcy means for customers

(MTN News-MISSOULA)  Entertainment superstore Hastings has officially filed for bankruptcy after coming onto hard times following declining sales and a shrinking market for physical media. Hastings Entertainment Inc. currently has $80 million in secured loans...

Alligator attacks toddler at lagoon at Disney hotel

CNN-LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida (CNN) -- Disney has closed all beaches in its resort area "out of an abundance of caution" after an alligator attacked a 2-year-old boy in a lagoon outside the Grand...

Helena Police Department responds to concerned residents about door-to-door salespeople

(MTN News-HELENA)  The Helena Police Department is addressing concerns about the number of door-to-door salespeople in the area. This comes after several people complained about them to police. HPD officers told MTN News that between May 27...

Flyers have an easier way to go through security

(MTN News-HELENA) The Helena Regional Airport, this week only, TSA is holding a domestic flight pre-check. The mobile enrollment started Monday and ends this Friday.  For the cost of $85 per person, individuals can schedule...

Top Stories 5 p.m. [Tuesday, June 14]

(MTN News-HELENA)  Top stories aired at the 5:00 p.m. show on Tuesday, June 14. Latest on the Orlando Shooting More on the Gunman Helena School Board meets to discuss ways to help students attending Central Elementary Flyers have...

Helena School Board meets to discuss ways to help students attending Central Elementary

(MTN News-HELENA) A new task force created by the Helena School Board will meet Wednesday to discuss ways to help the students attending Central Lincoln Elementary school. Watch the video above to see the full...

Bullock named as new head of Western Governors Group

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has been named the new chairman of the Western Governors' Association. Bullock previously was the group's vice chair. He was elevated to the chairmanship Tuesday, the final...

Grizzly bear captured, relocated after killing 2 alpacas

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) -- A 270-pound grizzly bear was captured and relocated after killing two alpacas on a ranch just north of Simms. Fish, Wildlife and Parks grizzly bear management specialist Mike Madel says...

Man in Flathead County jail on murder charge

(MTN News-KALISPELL ) The Flathead County Sheriff's Office has confirmed a man has been arrested for deliberate homicide. Flathead County Undersheriff Dave Lieb says a body was found in a ravine under a log along Peters Ridge Road...

Report: Hastings files for bankruptcy

(MTN News) Entertainment superstore Hastings has officially filed for bankruptcy. According to CBS affiliate KFDA, the company began the process on Monday and hope to find a buyer by mid-July. The company has come onto hard...

Baker firefighters wed, then quickly respond to disaster

  (MTN News-BAKER) Hugo and Becca Bumgardner were wed Saturday evening in Marmarth, N.D., 15 miles east of their home in Baker. Like nine or 10 people on hand for the wedding, Hugo and Becca are...

Radar fails to pick up Montana tornado signature

(MTN News-MISSOULA)  Tornadoes touching down anywhere in Montana is a relatively rare occurrence. But EF-3 strength tornadoes -- those with wind speeds ranging from 135 mph to 165 mph are even rarer. Nevertheless, it happened Saturday night...

Missoula transgender woman to make political history

(MTN News-MISSOULA)  The nation is preparing to send thousands of delegates to both the Republican and Democratic national conventions where they will determine the nominees for their respective parties. This year, one of Montana's delegates is...

Bear opens family’s car door at Yellowstone National Park

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJOJukg_v3A     (MTN News-YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK) Well, hello there. Over the weekend, a video was uploaded of a family coming a bit too close to comfort with a bear at Yellowstone National Park. They encountered the bear wandering near the...

Helena man appears in court after car brakes fail

(MTN News-HELENA) A 24-year old Helena man could spend five years in prison following a late night crash. Tadd Mason is accused of running a red light on Benton Avenue and smashing into a car...

Supreme Court rejects Jordan Graham appeal

(MTN News)The nation's highest court won't hear the case of a bride who pushed her newlywed husband over a Glacier National Park cliff three summers ago. Jordan Graham was accused of murdering husband Cody Johnson...

Idaho issues Amber Alert for 3 missing children

(MTN News) An amber alert has been issued in Idaho for three young children who have allegedly abducted by their mother, Sarah Vanocker-Dunn. 10-year-old Lewis Dunn, nine-year-old Kaylee Dunn, and six-year-old Kadyn Simon have been missing since...

Sen. Daines and Tester express condolences to the families in Orlando

(MTN News-HELENA) On Monday, Montana Senator Steve Daines expressed his condolences to the families of those involved in the horrific Orlando shooting on the Senate floor. "My deepest condolences are with the victims and the...

#MTTop50: Brendan Howard kicks off list of Montana’s best basketball players

Who is the best boys basketball player Montana has ever produced? Who are the top five? Ten? Twenty? MTN Sports is looking at 50 of the best players to ever lace up their sneakers and...

Top Stories 5 p.m. [Monday, June 13]

(MTN News-HELENA)  Top stories aired at the 5:00 p.m. show on Monday, June 13. Orlando Shootings The Victims Big Sky Pride Security Montana Earthquake Baker Tornado Roadside Hazards Bear Expert Speaks      

Homeowners assess damage after tornado in Baker

(MTN News) In Baker, homeowners are assessing the damage after a destructive tornado hit the town Saturday. At least 50 homes were damaged, and several people were hurt, but none of them seriously were seriously...

Earthquake shakes things up in West Yellowstone

(MTN News-WEST YELLOWSTONE) An earthquake shook an area west of West Yellowstone early Monday morning. According to the USGS, Montana is one of the most seismically active states in the country, although the vast majority of...

Great Falls prepares safety measures for the upcoming Big Sky Pride

(MTN News-HELENA) Montana's Big Sky Pride Festival will take place this year in Great Falls, and while organizers say security will be noticeable, it is not a result of what happened in Orlando. Pride organizers...

Big Sky Chronicles: The Rocky Acres Horse Sanctuary case

(MTN News-HELENA) Last week the second of two suspects charged with more than 30-counts of animal cruelty plead no contest in the case in Townsend. As part of a plea agreement, titles to the last...

Motor home stolen from AAA Storage on Last Chance Gulch

Press Release (HELENA) Some of you may have already seen this through postings on Helena Classifieds on Facebook, but here is the information the police department has been provided along with some photos. The motorhome in...