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Trump: US must ‘greatly strengthen’ nuclear capability

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly called for the United States to "greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability" until the rest of the world "comes to its senses"...

Duke-bound A.J. Eckmann raises awareness for suicide prevention at Boulder

https://youtu.be/61DqnqN-BUA (MTN News - BOULDER) A.J. Eckmann has long wanted to attend Duke University. The original plan for the Jefferson High School senior was to play basketball for legendary Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski. Eckmann grew...

MHP; impaired driving biggest factor for fatal crashes, seat belts could help

HELENA – Driving on Montana roads can be deadly, a point showcased in the 2016 Montana Highway Patrol Annual Report. From comparing trends of fatal crashes in the state from 1935 to looking at road...

$2 million indoor horse arena planned for Dillon

DILLON, Mont. (AP) The Montana Center for Horsemanship is planning a $2 million arena in Dillon. The arena, for which the center will break ground on Wednesday, will serve as a training ground for University of...

Trump stands by his claim Obama tapped his phones

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday stood by his unproven claim that his predecessor wiretapped his phones, suggesting he was the victim of the same sort of surveillance the Obama administration was...

Bullock vetoes 10 more bills, including water-well measure

(AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed 10 more bills Thursday, including one that would have allowed residential subdivision developers to resume drilling multiple small water wells from the same water source without...

No new details in the investigation of the death of Rita Maze

(MTN News-GREAT FALLS) There has been no new information released within the last several weeks into the investigation of the death of Rita Maze of Great Falls. Maze was found dead in the trunk of her...

Montana man sentenced for intentionally hitting cyclist

LIBBY (AP) — A northwestern Montana man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for intentionally hitting a bicyclist with his vehicle. District Judge Matt Cuffe sentenced 29-year-old Brian Norvell to 30 years in...

Stevensville mayor says he will return to fire service if AG opinion supports it

 STEVENSVILLE - Stevensville Mayor Brandon Dewey says the fire department is “his life” and he’ll plan to return as a volunteer if a future Attorney General’s opinion supports the idea of him serving as...

Could 16th century skeleton found under a school belong to a pirate?

(CNN) -- British primary school students have been treated to a real-life ancient history lesson after their playground unexpectedly turned into an archeological site. As workers prepared to build an extension at Victoria Primary School...

1 dead in Monday morning crash in Billings

    (MTN News-BILLINGS) One man is dead following a Monday morning head-on crash involving two pickup trucks on South Frontage Road. Montana Highway Patrol Sgt. Craig Baum said the driver of a Toyota pickup truck drifted over the...

Bullock receives updates on Lewis and Clark County flooding

HELENA - Gov. Steve Bullock toured some of the areas hit hardest by the flooding in the Helena Valley on Tuesday. Lewis and Clark County leaders briefed Bullock and Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney on how...

Glasgow fire departments in need of new radios

GLASGOW - The Glasgow city and long run fire departments are asking for help getting new radios. Right now the departments' radios are about 15 years old and are hand-me-downs. The radios they currently have aren't made for fire...

Missoula man accused of exposing himself to children is heading to prison

  (MTN News-MISSOULA) Cole Francisco, a 22-year old former University of Montana student accused of exposing himself to underage girls at bus stops, will spend at least the next 10 years in prison. Last March, Francisco lured at...

Quist, Gianforte close as early returns roll in MT special election

BOZEMAN - Republican Greg Gianforte and Democrat Rob Quist were neck-in-neck in early returns from Montana’s special congressional election Thursday night, in a race that’s been thrust under a harsh, national spotlight. With 175,000 absentee...

Bookmobile brings the Lewis and Clark Library to rural communities

HELENA - The Lewis and Clark Library Bookmobile brings the library to you, driving its extend library services to rural residents across the county. Operating Tuesday through Friday, the Bookmobile experience is no different than...

Women for Tester event held in Bozeman

BOZEMAN - Senator Jon Tester was in Bozeman on Saturday to help kick-start a new organization for his 2018 campaign. The group hosting the event, called Women for Tester, describes itself as Montana women who...

Main entrance to Malmstrom Air Force Base is moving to 10th Avenue North

  GREAT FALLS -Beginning Saturday, November 5, the main entrance to Malmstrom Air Force Base will move from the current location on 2nd Avenue North to the entry site on 10th Avenue North. The 2nd Avenue North gate...

Signature-gathering will begin on initiative to raise tobacco taxes and extend Medicaid expansion

HELENA - A proposed ballot measure that would increase state tobacco taxes and extend Montana’s expanded Medicaid program for 94,000 low-income adults has been approved for signature-gathering. A coalition of supporters also plans to kick...

Missing 21-year-old reported safe

(HELENA) Officials report that Niko Pillow has been in contact with his family and they have advised us that he is ok. 21-year-old Niko Pillow was reported missing on Tuesday.  Police say that he made...

Butte skating coach suspended from Canadian Olympic Speed Skating Team

Speed Skating Canada announced that Butte resident Michael Crowe is on leave from his position as head coach of the Canadian Speed Skating team. The decision was made last month when Speed Skating Canada started...

Police investigate stabbing in Great Falls

HELENA - Police are investigating a stabbing in downtown Great Falls. It happened just after 1 p.m. on Monday. The incident involved two men, according to police. The suspect ran away and remains at large. The victim...

Bullock celebrates small business success in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS - Governor Steve Bullock was in Great Falls on Wednesday to help several small businesses celebrate their success with the help of the Small Business Development Centers at the second annual SBDC...

Mild Temperatures Heading Out; Winter Weather Coming In

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect until Wednesday evening for many counties in Montana.  A WINTER STORM WATCH is in effect until Wednesday for counties in southeastern Montana. Hopefully everyone has had a chance...

Bozeman standoff ends peacefully

      BOZEMAN - A police standoff in Bozeman ended peacefully on Tuesday morning after the suspect, Chad Earl Williams, surrendered. Witnesses say he turned himself in, and a reporter on the scene said Williams walked out of...