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Structure fire in Clancy

UPDATE (4:35 p.m.): No human fatalities were reported, but three dogs that were inside the trailer have died in the Clancy fire. JUST IN: A structure fire occurred  just south of Clancy off of I-15 on...

Future of Ackley Lake State Park in Jeopardy

(MTN News – HELENA) Montana State Parks offer thousands of acres of outdoor recreation for everyone to enjoy. But the State Parks System is restructuring and one park could be first on the chopping block. The...

Helena homeless veterans told they need to find other housing

HELENA – Nestled in a quiet west Helena neighborhood, the Willis Cruse Living Facility houses homeless veterans; working to get them back on their feet and re-integrated into the community. The facility has 14 beds...

Me Too: Alyssa Milano elevates Harvey Weinstein conversation

NEW YORK (AP) — Alyssa Milano was in bed with her two young children when a friend of a friend on Facebook suggested something that struck her as a great way to elevate the...

IS group claims Champs-Elysees attack on police officers

PARIS (AP) — An attacker with an automatic weapon opened fire on police on Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees Thursday night, killing one officer and seriously wounding two others before police shot and killed him. The...

Opening arguments begin in case of ex-Florence doctor

HAMILTON- Opening arguments began Monday morning in the trial of a former Florence doctor who is facing 22 felony charges, including negligent homicide in the deaths of two patients. Prosecutors argue that Dr. Chris Christensen...

Libby woman accused of shooting, killing husband

LIBBY - A 62-year old Libby woman is accused of shooting and killing her husband earlier this month. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call at around 8:15 p.m. on Dec. 17...

Defense chief says US must keep all 3 parts of nuclear force

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday he has become convinced that the United States must keep all three parts of its nuclear force, rather than eliminate one,...

Fake cop busted in Florida

PASCO COUNTY, FLORIDA (AP) - Sheriff's investigators in Pasco County, Florida have arrested a man after a video showed him pretending to be a police officer and yelling at a motorist. The man, identified as...

More than 500K Montanans voted in the 2016 General Election

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — For the first time in state history, more than 500,000 Montanans voted in a general election. Secretary of State Linda McCulloch says voter turnout for Tuesday's election was 504,409, or just...

Weather Wise Monday: Avalanches

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qKX3dPgm_E&feature=youtu.be (MTN News-HELENA) Since January 16th, 2016, 10 people have been killed by avalanches in the United States.  This is the highest number of avalanche fatalities in January since 2001. In this week's Weather Wise report,...

West Nile Virus confirmed in Cascade County

GREAT FALLS - Officials said on Monday that the first case of West Nile Virus has been confirmed in Cascade County. The Cascade County Weed & Mosquito Division detected the virus in a sample taken from...

Storm Cycle to Bring Sloppy Snow to Most of Montana

Super sloppy for Super Bowl Weekend.  A cold front that crossed the state today with wind and snow showers is now bringing colder air.  Most areas were above freezing for highs, and overnight temperatures...

Daines announces $3.2 million for 2 MT health centers

U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines, on Monday, announced $3.2 million in funding for two north central Montana health providers. The funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and was...

Helena suspect pleads guilty to attempted deliberate homicide

  (MTN News-HELENA) The Helena suspect accused of a brutal, drug-fueled attack last year pleaded guilty. 34-year-old Jim Randolph Oliver pleaded guilty this Wednesday morning in Judge Kathy Seeley’s court to attempted deliberate homicide. Oliver was arrested...

Kalispell holds statewide economic growth seminar

 KALISPELL - Flathead County has the second fastest growing economy in part thanks to the presence of Flathead Valley Community College. This according to the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research, which...

Trial date delayed for Helena man accused of sexually assaulting 5 year old girl

    (HELENA) A number of unresolved issues before Judge DeeAnn Cooney have resulted in a two month delay for a trial for a Helena man who is accused of sexually assaulting a 5 year old. Robert Thomas...

St. Peter’s Health launches new brand, sets new goals

HELENA- St. Peter's Health in Helena has a new name and a revamped mission. On Monday, St. Peter's officially launched its new brand and announced a major effort to turn the organization into the state's...

Parade of Lights brings hundreds to celebrate holidays in downtown Helena

(HELENA) The holiday season officially got underway in Helena Friday night with the annual Parade of Lights. The parade has been a tradition in downtown Helena for more than 20 years. Many of the people...

Preliminary results indicate jail levy passing

HELENA – Preliminary results showed the levy to pay for operations and maintenance costs for a renovated Lewis and Clark County jail in Helena has passed. The levy's success comes as good news for jail...

Awesome Sunset Tonight!

A few isolated thunderstorms have developed this evening, making for a beautiful Montana summer's sunset.  Thanks to everyone who shared pictures.  Enjoy! Curtis Grevenitz

Flathead water bottling company gets state permit

HELENA- The Montana Department of Environmental Quality will issue the permit which gives a controversial plant permission to start bottling water in Creston. Montana Artesian Water Company first asked for water rights for the operation...

Great Falls man pleads not guilty to killing his wife

GREAT FALLS - A Great Falls man pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to killing his wife. Roy Edward Scott, pleaded not guilty to two different charges he faces: deliberate homicide or negligent homicide. Scott appeared in...

Glendive man wants legalized, regulated, taxed marijuana on ballot

  (MTN News-BILLINGS) Another group is campaigning to get their initiative on the ballot, both the legalize the recreational use of Marijuana and another to keep the medical portion alive and well in the state. Glendive...

Avalanche mitigation allows Highway 2 to open back up

WEST GLACIER – The Montana Department of Transportation reports that US Highway 2 along Marias Pass near Glacier National Park is now open again as of Tuesday afternoon. The highway had been closed since...