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Big rigs gearing up for 7th annual Digger Days

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Chet visits the site of the 7th annual Digger Days as crews were gearing up for this year's fun. The event, put on by Eagle Mount of Bozeman, gives kids young and old the chance to run "the biggest, baddest construction equipment around," according to Eagle Mount's website.

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MT Supreme Court upholds landmark campaign-finance verdict against Wittich Video included

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The Montana Supreme Court Wednesday rejected an appeal from former state Rep. Art Wittich in a landmark campaign-finance case, upholding jury findings that he accepted illegal campaign contributions in a 2010 state Senate race. 

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Bullock admin asks state agencies to ID additional 5 percent in budget cuts Video included

Gov. Steve Bullock Gov. Steve Bullock
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The Bullock administration has asked state agencies to identify an additional 5 percent in budget cuts, MTN News has learned. 

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Belgrade man facing drug charges after 911 hang up call Monday night

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A Gallatin County Sheriff’s deputy responding to a 911 hang up call on Monday night arrested a Belgrade man after seeing evidence of drug use in a garage. Jordan G. Shepard, 26, faces a $5,000 bond after he was charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs

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Take the Higher Ground: MSU 2017 Convocation

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MSU’s 2017 Convocation is set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24. David Singel, MSU Vice Provost, joined Chet to promote the event. It features Bryan Stevenson, a social activist, public interest lawyer and author of “Just Mercy”. 

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Top Trump aide's email draws new scrutiny in Russia inquiry

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Congressional investigators have unearthed an email from a top Trump aide that referenced a previously unreported effort to arrange a meeting last year between Trump campaign officials and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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New Fire South Of Dillon

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The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) Dillon Unit is responding to a new wildfire located approximately 4 miles east of Clark Canyon Reservoir in Beaverhead County.  This fire is burning in grass and brush with pockets of timber east of Interstate 15.  DNRC personnel are fighting this fire alongside Beaverhead County Rural Fire Departments and resources from the US Forest Service,  Montana Air National Guard, and National Wildlife Refuges....

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Bozeman man pleads no contest to felony animal cruelty charge

Dayle Kountz appears in Gallatin Co. District Court on June 15, 2015 Dayle Kountz appears in Gallatin Co. District Court on June 15, 2015
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A Bozeman man facing three felony animal cruelty charges is pleading no contest to one of the charges. In 2015, an investigation began looking into the owner of Bozeman's Kountz Arena, Dayle Kountz, after photos of his horse missing a hoof appeared online.

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Butte woman faces two counts of felony drug possession

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After being arrested on a warrant for her alleged role in distributing large quantities of heroin, a Butte woman appeared in district court today. Amber Drugge faces two counts of felony drug possession with intent to sell and one felony count of drug possession.

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FWP monitoring recent fish deaths in Yellowstone River

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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is closely monitoring recent discoveries of dead fish along the upper Yellowstone River. Official test results won’t be available until next week at the earliest and biologists don’t have enough information yet to determine the cause of these localized fish kills.

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National Guard troops arrive at Meyers Fire

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The Meyers fire has now burned over 16,000 acres and remains 5% contained. MTN's John Emeigh was at the fire south of Philipsburg where more Montana National Guard troops arrived today to help the firefighting efforts.

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Bird and snake caused 40-acre fire near Great Falls

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No buildings were burned, but several utility poles were damaged.

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Project to preserve Montana cemeteries gets $25K grant

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Porsild says there are hundreds of historic cemeteries across Montana that can benefit from the workshop.

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August snow in Montana: Flashback to 1992 (video)

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As many people know, it can snow just about anytime in Montana - as the August 1992 storm demonstrated. 

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Up to 20 people allegedly attack transgender teen at pool party

Dakota Kern lies in a hospital bed after being attacked at a Pheonix pool party on Aug. 16. CBS AFFILIATE KPHO Dakota Kern lies in a hospital bed after being attacked at a Pheonix pool party on Aug. 16. CBS AFFILIATE KPHO
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The Phoenix Police Department's Bias Crimes Unit is investigating an incident in which a transgender teen said she was attacked by as many as 20 people at a pool party. 

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Lolo Peak fire at 33,000 acres, Red Flag Warning issued

The Lolo Peak fire continues to burn between Lolo and Florence in the Bitterroot Valley. (MTN News photo) The Lolo Peak fire continues to burn between Lolo and Florence in the Bitterroot Valley. (MTN News photo)

Fire managers are gearing up for a windy afternoon that could test the fire lines on the 33,000-acre Lolo Peak fire.

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Algae Blooms & Climate Change

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Algae occur naturally in most bodies of freshwater and saltwater. It’s normally fairly harmless, but the right combination of warm water, high nutrient levels, and adequate 

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A Few Thunderstorms This Afternoon

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Isolated thunderstorms are possible Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday evening as a little monsoonal moisture is working up into SW Montana. A pacific cold front will roll in from the West Thursday afternoon and that will likely bring a few stronger thunderstorms to SW Montana. Other factors today is the considerable wildfire smoke covering much of SW valleys. Air quality is unhealthy for many areas west of the divide and moderate to unhealthy for sensitive groups east of the di... More>>

Firefighters enjoy sausages made from piglets they rescued from fire

Piglets in England were saved from a fire only to be served as sausages to the firefighters who rescued them. PEWSEY FIRE STATION / FACEBOOK / BBC NEWS Piglets in England were saved from a fire only to be served as sausages to the firefighters who rescued them. PEWSEY FIRE STATION / FACEBOOK / BBC NEWS
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A group of firefighters in the U.K. saved a group of piglets from a large barn fire and were rewarded with sausages made from the rescued swine. 

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Sunrise fire holding steady, public meeting set

The Sunrise fire continues to burn 11 miles outside of Superior in Mineral County. (inciweb.org photo) The Sunrise fire continues to burn 11 miles outside of Superior in Mineral County. (inciweb.org photo)
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The blaze remains at just under 25,000 acres and is still 50% contained.

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Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship dean to step down, return to teaching

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Montana State University officials announced this week that Kregg Aytes will step down as dean of the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship at the end of the 2017-18 academic year. Aytes, who was hired as dean in July 2012, said he will return to teaching, occupying an available tenure track faculty position within the college.

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Fish relocated at Spring Meadow Lake State Park

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“[There are] hundreds and hundreds of fish here. We figure if we leave them here, they're going to be dead,” Rainville said.

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MDT open house to discuss reconstruction of Hwy 287 near Toston

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The Montana Department of Transportation has invited the public to an open house and informational meeting to discuss plans for reconstruction of a portion of U.S. Highway 287 near Toston.

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Wanted in Montana: BOLO Alert issued for Dakota Michael Lucero

Dakota Michael Lucero (Montana Department of Corrections photo) Dakota Michael Lucero (Montana Department of Corrections photo)
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The United States Marshals Service District of Montana has issued a BOLO Alert (Be-On-The-Lookout) for Dakota Michael Lucero. 

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Hunters reminded of safety tips, including fire dangers

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Hunters should be aware of current wildfire closures and how to avoid them.

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New charges filed against Roundup man known to FBI as AK-47 Bandit

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A federal grand jury in Nebraska has indicted the Roundup man suspected of carrying out a string of bank robberies in multiple states in a series linked to the AK-47 Bandit. 

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Helena civic leaders defend decision to remove Confederate Memorial Fountain

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Helena city leaders are defending the process they took to remove the Confederate Memorial Fountain in Hill Park last week. 

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Pregnant North Dakota woman reported missing

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A woman from the Fargo-Moorhead area hasn't been seen since Saturday. 

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The burden your veterinarian is carrying

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Imagine starting your working life with a debt of about $150,000 -- that's the situation facing most vet school graduates across the U.S. today, 

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West Nile Virus-positive mosquito cases detected in Montana

West Nile virus is transmitted to humans by infected mosquitos through bites. West Nile virus is transmitted to humans by infected mosquitos through bites.
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The Cascade County Weed & Mosquito Division has detected its first West Nile Virus-positive mosquito pool for 2017.

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Yellowstone National Park experiences dramatic influx of traffic

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Heavy traffic flow in Yellowstone National Park prompted park officials to stop incoming traffic in some parts of the park on Tuesday.

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Powerball jackpot hits $700 million, 2nd largest in history

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The Powerball jackpot keeps climbing. 

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Governor Bullock hears of progress fighting the Lolo Peak Fire

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Firefighters have been using the calmer weather the past couple of days to conduct mop-up operations where the fire exploded in high winds late last week.

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More evacuation orders eased near 32,300 acre Lolo Peak fire

The Lolo Peak fire continues to burn between Lolo and Florence in the Bitterroot Valley. (MTN News photo) The Lolo Peak fire continues to burn between Lolo and Florence in the Bitterroot Valley. (MTN News photo)

The Lolo Peak fire grew to over 32,300 acres on Monday with containment growing to 11%. 

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Authorities: Passengers left scene of fatal crash near Crow Agency

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A rollover crash near Crow Agency on Monday left one man dead and two others presumably injured, though Montana Highway Patrol reported two survivors left the scene of the crash. 

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Chipotle still struggling and queso may not save it

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Shares of the once super popular Mexican food chain are in free fall again, even though Chipotle reported decent sales and earnings last month. 

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Backburning leads to loss of 2 homes in Lolo Peak Fire

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Two homes were burned in the fight to contain the Lolo Peak Fire.

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Cold Front Impacts Thursday For Bozeman

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A pacific cold front and a little monsoonal moisture will come together to produce a few isolated showers and thunderstorms Wednesday evening into Thursday. Bigger impacts ahead of the cold front will be increasing surface winds along with low humidity will produce higher fire danger across SW Montana. There is a Fire Weather Watch up from Northern Gallatin County on up to the Rocky Mountain Front.  Watch the above video forecast for timing of possible storms Wednesday and ...

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Eric Hyyppa tapped as president of National Educational Telecommunications Association

Eric Hyyppa will leave his post as director and general manager of MontanaPBS to begin duties as president of the National Educational Telecommunications Association. Hyyppa has been with MontanaPBS since 1995. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham. Eric Hyyppa will leave his post as director and general manager of MontanaPBS to begin duties as president of the National Educational Telecommunications Association. Hyyppa has been with MontanaPBS since 1995. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham.
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Eric Hyyppa, director and general manager of MontanaPBS based at Montana State University, has been selected as the president of the National Educational Telecommunications Association, the NETA board announced today.

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Fire Weather Watch Issued For Wednesday

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National Weather Service issued a FIRE WEATHER WATCH for late Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday evening along the Rocky Mountain Front and for the Helena National Forest and Townsend Ranger districts. Low humidity and increasing surface winds will develop ahead of a cold front arriving Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. The gusty winds, warm temperatures and low humidity will create erratic fire behavior.  As the front approaches a Fire Weather WARNING (Red Flag Warning)...

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National Guard to help out at Meyers fire near Philipsburg

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The 25 soldiers are scheduled to arrive at the fire on Wednesday morning and will staff five security checkpoints around the fire area.

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Increased fire activity expected at Sprague Fire

The fire is located in steep, rugged terrain. It is located approximately nine miles northeast of West Glacier. (inciweb.org photo) The fire is located in steep, rugged terrain. It is located approximately nine miles northeast of West Glacier. (inciweb.org photo)
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The fire perimeter grew about 40 acres on Monday and the blaze has now burned 1,224 acres.

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Healthy Living: Working on the arms

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As we approach the height of summer, many are wondering just how to tone their arms. The Ridge Athletic Club's Leah Vogel shows Missy how to hit your arms with a concentration exercise you'll feel tomorrow. More>>

Hate Rising: White supremacy's rise in the U.S.

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"In all of our years of tracking, we've never seen this many (hate) groups." 

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Montana Made: Tucker Family Farm

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Hidden away from a smoky summer day, head cheese maker Allison Dembek looks over these sheep milk cheeses aging in a cheese cave on the Tucker Family Farm.

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Belgrade musician plans concert to raise funds for Meals on Wheels, trip

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A special concert on the lawn will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Belgrade Senior center. Kynzi Adams, 12,  is holding a concert and raffle to raise funds for The Meals on Wheels program at the Senior Center, and to help cover costs of Kynzi’s trip in January to New York. 

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Amid heightened tensions, Phoenix mayor urges Trump to delay campaign-style rally

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Phoenix mayor urges Trump to delay rally President Trump's planned rally for Tuesday night in Phoenix, Arizona, is expected to draw thousands of supporters and protesters. 

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8th Annual Cat Walk set for Aug. 25

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Champ, the Spirit of the West marching band, MSU athletes, students and other Bobcat fans will fill downtown Bozeman on Friday as the 8th Annual Cat Walk kicks off. 

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Police: Florida drunk driver hits 17 cars while trying to park

A car is towed away from a Davenport, Florida parking lot after a suspected drunk driver struck 17 vehicles on Friday, Aug. 21, 2017. CBS AFFILIATE WKMG A car is towed away from a Davenport, Florida parking lot after a suspected drunk driver struck 17 vehicles on Friday, Aug. 21, 2017. CBS AFFILIATE WKMG
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A 25-year-old Orlando man was arrested on DUI charges after he allegedly struck 17 parked vehicles while trying to park his own SUV.

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 - latest local news and headlines from across the world. More>>

Motorcyclist killed in Laurel crash

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A man in his mid 30's from the Laurel area was killed when he drove his motorcycle into the back of a semi trailer. 

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MSU students join teams across the country in launching balloons to view solar eclipse

Montana State University students Micaela Moreni, left, and David Schwehr with the Eclipse Ballooning Project, monitor data from high-altitude balloons carrying image capturing equipment, in anticipation for the total solar eclipse on Monday. Montana State University students Micaela Moreni, left, and David Schwehr with the Eclipse Ballooning Project, monitor data from high-altitude balloons carrying image capturing equipment, in anticipation for the total solar eclipse on Monday.
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As crowds jockeyed to watch the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in nearly a century, a team of Montana State University students focused on creating an unprecedented, 80,000-foot view of the celestial event for a worldwide audience as part of a project that MSU started in 2014. 

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Former Laurel educator suspended for sending partially nude photos to teen student

Sarah Sheldon's license was suspended last month (LinkedIn) Sarah Sheldon's license was suspended last month (LinkedIn)
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The former assistant principal at Laurel Middle School had her license suspended for three years following revelations that she sent a teenage boy partially nude photos during the last school year. 

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Eclipse coverage: Smoky skies don't hamper eclipse viewings

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Here's a look at our coverage of today's eclipse, including a crowd that watched the event at 11,000 feet at Big Sky; shoppers at the Gallatin Valley Mall and Montanans who traveled to Idaho to catch the eclipse. More>>

Six Flags removes Confederate flags

Six Flags Over Texas is no longer flying the Confederate flag pictured here, to the left of the American flag. This picture was taken prior to Aug. 18, when Six Flags took it down. Six Flags Over Texas is no longer flying the Confederate flag pictured here, to the left of the American flag. This picture was taken prior to Aug. 18, when Six Flags took it down.
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Six Flags is no longer flying the Confederate flag. Six Flags Entertainment Corp, which owns 20 amusement parks in North America, removed the Confederate flag on Friday from the three parks that were still flying it, two in Texas and one in Georgia. 

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Transient man charged with kidnapping

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A transient man held three people against their will at a Bozeman home over the weekend. 

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Bozeman man charged after shooting firearm out of car

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23 year old Tate Steven Hegstad appeared in Justice Court Monday on a charge of criminal endangerment. 

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VA secretary: Years before we get VA health system where we need it

U.S. VA Secretary David Shulkin (right) at a public forum in Helena with Sens. Daines and Tester (center) U.S. VA Secretary David Shulkin (right) at a public forum in Helena with Sens. Daines and Tester (center)
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VA Secretary David Shulkin came to Montana at the invitation of the state’s two U.S. senators

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Sapphire Complex fire grows to 38,000 acres

The Sapphire Complex fire is burning in western Granite County. (photo credit: Jeff Pilotto) The Sapphire Complex fire is burning in western Granite County. (photo credit: Jeff Pilotto)
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The Sapphire Complex fire burning in the Rock Creek drainage has grown to over 38,000 acres.

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A Waiting Child: Louann Rogers

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This month’s A Waiting Child features 17-year-old Louann Rogers who hopes one day to find a family and become a big sister. 

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Secret Service can't pay agents for Trump and his family, report says

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The Secret Service and the White House have not responded to CNN's requests for comment.

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Rep. Greg Gianforte ordered to have mug shot and fingerprints taken for assault charge

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Judge Rick West has ordered Rep. Greg Gianforte to take a mug shot and be fingerprinted at the Gallatin County Detention Center by September 15th.  

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Family outraged by charges filed in deadly ATV crash involving best friends

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A woman accused of killing her best friend in an ATV accident now faces a felony manslaughter charge. 

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Air Quality Check For Bozeman

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NW flow aloft will continue to push wildfire smoke into SW Montana this afternoon and evening. Air quality continues to worsen this afternoon for Bozeman. Watch the above on demand video STORMTracker forecast for updates on local and regional air quality and see where the next storm is and when it hits Bozeman with Chief Meteorologist Mike Heard. More>>

Details emerge in brutal Missoula double homicide

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The bodies had been placed into plastic tubs filled with chemicals. 

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Home destroyed in Sunday afternoon blaze

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A fire destroyed a Ramsay-area residence just west of Butte Sunday afternoon. The fire was reported just after 2 p.m. at a home in the area of Wild Horse Meadow located a few miles west of Butte. 

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Total solar eclipse: What to know

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On Monday, the sun will disappear, for a short time, across America.

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Transient who fatally stabbed Billings man in 2015 dies while incarcerated Video included

Bauer was convicted of mitigated deliberate homicide (MTN News) Bauer was convicted of mitigated deliberate homicide (MTN News)
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A transient sentenced to prison in September for fatally stabbing a man in downtown Billings has died.

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Vandals hit fire trucks in Poplar

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Three of the department's "ready reserve" trucks were damaged by vandals.

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Montana Hate Free Zone promotes message of love in Bogert Park

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Montana Hate Free Zone hosted a Hate Free Zone Unity Love Rally in Bogert Park yesterday afternoon. Montana Hate Free Zone hopes to promote love, equality and social justice through the community.

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning

Top stories from today's Montana This Morning, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 - latest local news and headlines from across the world.

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10 US Navy sailors missing after destroyer collides with merchant ship

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Ten US Navy sailors are missing after a US Navy guided-missile destroyer collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore early Monday, the fourth incident/accident in Asia waters involving a US warship in 2017. 

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The day the sun disappears is here

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It's a story that could eclipse all other stories. There is no way you can stop today's total solar eclipse from happening. It is celestial, and we have no control over it. The only way to stop it would be to extinguish the sun or knock the moon or Earth out of orbit.

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Ranch family receives help replacing fence lost in Lodgepole fires

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Volunteers helped a family replace fencing damaged in the Lodgepole Complex of fires that started on July 19 and burned more than 270,000 acres. About 200 volunteers came out to help on a ranch near Moseby in Garfield County. 

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Photo of boy taking nap with cow wins internet's heart

Jeremy Miner took a photo of his son, Mitchell with his heifer, Audri as they slept together after their Iowa State Fair contest on Sat., Aug. 12, 2017. (JEREMY MINER) Jeremy Miner took a photo of his son, Mitchell with his heifer, Audri as they slept together after their Iowa State Fair contest on Sat., Aug. 12, 2017. (JEREMY MINER)
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A boy and his cow didn't snag the top prize at the Iowa State Fair last weekend, but a photo of them taking a nap together after the contest has won over the internet.

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Trump to make announcement on strategy for Afghanistan

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President Trump has decided on a strategy for Afghanistan that also takes a broad approach toward tackling competing interests in South Asia.

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Garage Sale For Good raises money for Children's Receiving Home

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Hundreds of people shopped at the first 'Garage Sale For Good,' which raised money for the Great Falls Children's Receiving Home on Saturday morning. 

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Heavy traffic on Wyoming highways as motorists flock to path of totality

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The Wyoming Highway Patrol has seen a substantial increase in traffic on Wyoming’s highways during the 2017 Solar Eclipse event.

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Cancer support community, MSU Rugby, team up for good cause

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For the past seven years, the Cancer Support Community organization has put on ‘Cruisin’ On Main,’ Montana’s biggest car show, with around 6,000 people attending each year. Cancer Support Community provides support services to those with cancer and their families, all for free.

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Wolverine Fire still burning in Glacier County

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Thirty-two firefighters are working to stop the fire from spreading.

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Governor declares drought disaster in 31 counties, 6 reservations

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Governor Steve Bullock issued an executive order on Friday declaring a drought disaster in 31 counties and six Indian Reservations in Montana.

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Total solar eclipse: What to know

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On Monday, the sun will disappear, for a short time, across America.

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National Guard arrives to help at Lolo Peak fire

The 155 soldiers will staff 35 security checkpoints around the Lolo Peak fire. (MTN News photo) The 155 soldiers will staff 35 security checkpoints around the Lolo Peak fire. (MTN News photo)
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The 155 soldiers will staff 35 security checkpoints around the Lolo Peak fire.

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Senator questions Trump's ability to lead if "moral authority remains compromised"

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Republican Senator Tim Scott is calling into question President Trump's ability to lead the country following his divisive comments on violence that erupted at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend, saying his moral authority has been "compromised."

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Ride to Remember honors prisoners of war and those missing in action

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About 300 motorcyclists crowded the parking lot at Memorial Park in Helena this morning for the annual Ride to Remember event. 

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No winner in massive Powerball jackpot

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Don't despair if you didn't match the Powerball jackpot in Saturday's drawing.

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Injury accident at E. Valley Center Road and Bison Trail

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An accident involving two vehicles was reported around 10 a.m. this morning at the corner of E. Valley Center Rd. and Bison Trail. According to MHP trooper Cody Ruane, a passenger car rolled through a stop sign and was struck by a box truck traveling westbound.

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Second officer dies in Florida police shooting

Sgt. Richard "Sam" Howard died Saturday afternoon. (photo credit: Kissimmee Police Dept.) Sgt. Richard "Sam" Howard died Saturday afternoon. (photo credit: Kissimmee Police Dept.)
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A second Florida police officer has died from wounds he suffered in a shooting Friday night, Kissimmee police said on its Facebook page. 

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Sen. Daines tours Lolo Peak fire

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Sen. Daines was given a full tour of the Lolo Peak fire and the new command center at the Florence Carlton School. 

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First responders host Fire in the Park and 1st annual 5k

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The first annual Firefighter 5k and third annual Fire in the Park took place this morning at Bozeman Fire Station 3. The first-ever race began at 10 a.m. and it was developed as a way for Bozeman Fire to give back to the community.

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Sunrise fire at 24,000 acres

The Sunrise fire has forced evacuations in Mineral County. (inciweb.org) The Sunrise fire has forced evacuations in Mineral County. (inciweb.org)
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The Sunrise fire burning 11 miles southeast of Superior is now sitting at over 24,000 acres and remains 35% contained.

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Burn survivor shocked by orangutan's curious reaction to her scars

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Days after undergoing treatment for severe burns, Darci Miller headed to the Indianapolis Zoo with her fiance, Jason Costello, looking for a distraction. 

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  • Top stories from today's Montana This Morning

    Top stories from today's Montana This Morning

    Top stories from today's Montana This Morning, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 - latest local news and headlines from across the world.

    Top stories from today's Montana This Morning, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 - latest local news and headlines from across the world.

  • Stafford Animal Shelter 5K set for Sunday

    Stafford Animal Shelter 5K set for Sunday

    Pam McCutcheon from Small Dog Realty joins Chet to promote the Stafford Animal Shelter 5K Fun Run, to support homeless animals and the Stafford Animal Shelter. No dogs are being allowed in this year's event due to the recent outbreak of respiratory illness. Race fees support homeless animals. Register online at racemontana.com or pick up a form at shelter or staffordanimalshelter.org.

    Pam McCutcheon from Small Dog Realty joins Chet to promote the Stafford Animal Shelter 5K Fun Run, to support homeless animals and the Stafford Animal Shelter. No dogs are being allowed in this year's event due to the recent outbreak of respiratory illness. Race fees support homeless animals. Register online at racemontana.com or pick up a form at shelter or staffordanimalshelter.org.

  • Curtain up: Butte’s Orphan Girl Children’s Theater celebrates 2 decades of entertainment

    Curtain up: Butte’s Orphan Girl Children’s Theater celebrates 2 decades of entertainment

    Twenty years ago a children’s theater was born in Butte. “In 1997, the Busch sisters gave $500,000 to renovate the space and now we’re coming up on the 20th anniversary of that, which is amazing and exciting for Butte,” explained Artistic Director Jackie Freeman.

    Twenty years ago a children’s theater was born in Butte. “In 1997, the Busch sisters gave $500,000 to renovate the space and now we’re coming up on the 20th anniversary of that, which is amazing and exciting for Butte,” explained Artistic Director Jackie Freeman.

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  • Bozeman man pleads no contest to felony animal cruelty charge

    Bozeman man pleads no contest to felony animal cruelty charge

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-08-24 02:29:10 GMT
    Dayle Kountz appears in Gallatin Co. District Court on June 15, 2015Dayle Kountz appears in Gallatin Co. District Court on June 15, 2015

    A Bozeman man facing three felony animal cruelty charges is pleading no contest to one of the charges. In 2015, an investigation began looking into the owner of Bozeman's Kountz Arena, Dayle Kountz, after photos of his horse missing a hoof appeared online.

    A Bozeman man facing three felony animal cruelty charges is pleading no contest to one of the charges. In 2015, an investigation began looking into the owner of Bozeman's Kountz Arena, Dayle Kountz, after photos of his horse missing a hoof appeared online.

  • Butte woman faces two counts of felony drug possession

    Butte woman faces two counts of felony drug possession

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 9:50 PM EDT2017-08-24 01:50:08 GMT
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    After being arrested on a warrant for her alleged role in distributing large quantities of heroin, a Butte woman appeared in district court today. Amber Drugge faces two counts of felony drug possession with intent to sell and one felony count of drug possession.

    After being arrested on a warrant for her alleged role in distributing large quantities of heroin, a Butte woman appeared in district court today. Amber Drugge faces two counts of felony drug possession with intent to sell and one felony count of drug possession.

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  • Bozeman man pleads no contest to felony animal cruelty charge

    Bozeman man pleads no contest to felony animal cruelty charge

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-08-24 02:29:10 GMT
    Dayle Kountz appears in Gallatin Co. District Court on June 15, 2015Dayle Kountz appears in Gallatin Co. District Court on June 15, 2015

    A Bozeman man facing three felony animal cruelty charges is pleading no contest to one of the charges. In 2015, an investigation began looking into the owner of Bozeman's Kountz Arena, Dayle Kountz, after photos of his horse missing a hoof appeared online.

    A Bozeman man facing three felony animal cruelty charges is pleading no contest to one of the charges. In 2015, an investigation began looking into the owner of Bozeman's Kountz Arena, Dayle Kountz, after photos of his horse missing a hoof appeared online.

  • Butte woman faces two counts of felony drug possession

    Butte woman faces two counts of felony drug possession

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 9:50 PM EDT2017-08-24 01:50:08 GMT
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    After being arrested on a warrant for her alleged role in distributing large quantities of heroin, a Butte woman appeared in district court today. Amber Drugge faces two counts of felony drug possession with intent to sell and one felony count of drug possession.

    After being arrested on a warrant for her alleged role in distributing large quantities of heroin, a Butte woman appeared in district court today. Amber Drugge faces two counts of felony drug possession with intent to sell and one felony count of drug possession.

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