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Arrastra Creek Fire has burned more than 2,000 acres. (Photo from Inciweb) Arrastra Creek Fire has burned more than 2,000 acres. (Photo from Inciweb)

Fires near Lincoln have burned thousands of acres Video included

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Several miles north of Lincoln, the Park Creek Fire has burned more than 2,700 acres. The nearby Arrastra Creek has burned more than 2,000 acres.

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Man who died after being hit by vehicle has been identified

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Lewis & Clark County Coroner Bryan Backeberg says that Zielie was 33 years old.

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USAF Thunderbirds officer is a Helena native Video included

Captain Angelina Urbina currently serves as the Executive Officer for the USAF Thunderbirds Captain Angelina Urbina currently serves as the Executive Officer for the USAF Thunderbirds
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Captain Angelina Urbina is the executive officer for the team.

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New jail proposal will be put to Lewis & Clark County voters Video included

The Lewis & Clark County Detention Center takes up one floor of the Law Enforcement Center in downtown Helena. The Lewis & Clark County Detention Center takes up one floor of the Law Enforcement Center in downtown Helena.
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The levy would raise $4 million a year to operate a renovated detention center and fund programs designed to keep people out of jail.

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Driver of stolen pickup truck leads police on chase

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The truck has no license plates and was last seen near Lincoln Road and Interstate-15.

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Boulder woman dies in rollover crash north of Whitehall

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A 38-year-old woman from Boulder died in a rollover crash north of Whitehall on Friday morning.

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Hot and dry conditions continue into the weekend

An area of high pressure remains over the region continuing the hot and dry pattern. Temperatures will be near normal on Saturday across central Montana. 

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Evacuations ordered near Lodgepole Complex fire; nearly 70K acres burned Video included

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The Lodgepole Complex - four fires burning in eastern Montana - have collectively scorched an estimated 69,808 acres

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Self-serve kiosk debuts at McDonald's in Kalispell Video included

A McDonald's in Kalispell is among the first in the nation to include self-service kiosk ordering and a more tech centered experience. A McDonald's in Kalispell is among the first in the nation to include self-service kiosk ordering and a more tech centered experience.
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By next October, customers can expect the same renovations for the other two McDonald's locations in Kalispell.

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Father and daughter reunite in Great Falls after more than 40 years Video included

Life has come full circle for Steve Smith and his daughter Julie.  It took more than 40 years to do so. Life has come full circle for Steve Smith and his daughter Julie.  It took more than 40 years to do so.
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"Happy, I'm very happy.  I'm very grateful,” said Julie on seeing her father for the first time in more than four decades. 

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Kids and adults enjoyed the annual Helena Outdoor Festival Video included

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“We have so many different opportunities in Montana. We just wanted to expose people to a variety of things,” Lodman said. 

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Suicide prevention discussed in East Helena

The talk was followed by a short film depicting young children and the signs of depression that can lead up to suicide. The talk was followed by a short film depicting young children and the signs of depression that can lead up to suicide.
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The talk was followed by a short film depicting young children and the signs of depression that can lead up to suicide.

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Helena resident receives French Foreign Legion of Honor Award

Ralph Arnold, received the French Foreign Legion of Honor award for his military service. Ralph Arnold, received the French Foreign Legion of Honor award for his military service.
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After the ceremony there was cake in honor of Arnold, for guest to enjoy.

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Helena School District Board of Trustees begins search for new superintendent Video included

Helena Superintendent Jack Copps Helena Superintendent Jack Copps
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Jack Copps plans to retire at the end of the 2017-2018 school year.

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Flying in a USAF Thunderbird over Great Falls (VIDEO) Video included

Flying in a USAF Thunderbird over Great Falls Flying in a USAF Thunderbird over Great Falls
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Margaret experienced the equivalent of 9.3 "G's"

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Missoula firefighter killed by falling tree was a star athlete and student Video included

Authorities have identified Trenton M. Johnson of Missoula as the firefighter who died on Wednesday while battling a wildfire. Authorities have identified Trenton M. Johnson of Missoula as the firefighter who died on Wednesday while battling a wildfire.
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Trenton Johnson, 19 years old, died after a tree snag fell on him

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Skylights at Capitol are being replaced Video included

Skylights at Capitol are being replaced Skylights at Capitol are being replaced
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Work on the skylights is expected to wrap up by the end of the summer.

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Producers Look Toward Industrial Hemp Future in Montana Video included

Senate Bill 261 passed in Montana in 2001, allowing the production of hemp as an agricultural crop. But, farming officials say it's taken the past 16 years to get the crop into the ground. Senate Bill 261 passed in Montana in 2001, allowing the production of hemp as an agricultural crop. But, farming officials say it's taken the past 16 years to get the crop into the ground.
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 Montana is now one of three states to allow industrial hemp farming and producers are hoping to benefit from the specialty crop.

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Face the State: Drought Watch airs Sunday, July 23 Video included

Face the State: Drought Watch airs Sunday, July 23 on MTN Face the State: Drought Watch airs Sunday, July 23 on MTN
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STORMTracker meteorologist Mike Rawlins will take you to Valley County for an up-close look at the problem and will give a detailed forecast to see what relief, if any, might lie ahead.

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Search continues for "person of interest" in connection with fire at park Video included

Investigators are asking for the public’s help to find a person of interest in connection with a fire at Spring Meadow Lake Park. Investigators are asking for the public’s help to find a person of interest in connection with a fire at Spring Meadow Lake Park.
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Investigators are asking for the public’s help to find a person of interest in connection with a fire at Spring Meadow Lake Park.

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Remembering Shane LaPlant: "I will not rest until they have justice for my husband.” Video included

Shane and Jo Ann LaPlant Shane and Jo Ann LaPlant
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Jo Ann is on a mission: “I have a fire in my belly that’s just not going away. I’m going to fight every second."

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  • Mother of four residing in church as lawyers seek to stay her deportation

    Mother of four residing in church as lawyers seek to stay her deportation

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:26 PM EDT2017-07-22 02:26:18 GMT
    In what some lawmakers are calling a "morally repugnant" incident and a "humanitarian nightmare," a single mother of four who has been living in the United States for 24 years is now seeking refuge in a New Haven,...
    In what some lawmakers are calling a "morally repugnant" incident and a "humanitarian nightmare," a single mother of four who has been living in the United States for 24 years is now seeking refuge in a New Haven,...
  • Minneapolis police chief resigns

    Minneapolis police chief resigns

    Friday, July 21 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-07-21 23:26:17 GMT
    Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau resigned Friday, according to a news release from Mayor Betsy Hodges.
    Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau resigned Friday, according to a news release from Mayor Betsy Hodges.
  • Two Baltimore detectives plead guilty in racketeering case

    Two Baltimore detectives plead guilty in racketeering case

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:56 PM EDT2017-07-22 03:56:18 GMT
    Two former Baltimore police officers pleaded guilty Friday to federal racketeering charges, admitting that they committed armed robberies, made fraudulent overtime claims and filed false affidavits.
    Two former Baltimore police officers pleaded guilty Friday to federal racketeering charges, admitting that they committed armed robberies, made fraudulent overtime claims and filed false affidavits.
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  • Fires near Lincoln have burned thousands of acres

    Fires near Lincoln have burned thousands of acres

    Several miles north of Lincoln, the Park Creek Fire has burned more than 2,700 acres.

    The nearby Arrastra Creek has burned more than 2,000 acres.

    Several miles north of Lincoln, the Park Creek Fire has burned more than 2,700 acres.

    The nearby Arrastra Creek has burned more than 2,000 acres.

  • Hot and dry conditions continue into the weekend

    Hot and dry conditions continue into the weekend

    An area of high pressure remains over the region continuing the hot and dry pattern. Temperatures will be near normal on Saturday across central Montana. 

    An area of high pressure remains over the region continuing the hot and dry pattern. Temperatures will be near normal on Saturday across central Montana. 

  • Meet a Montana "rattlesnake hunter"

    Meet a Montana "rattlesnake hunter"

    For many people, the very thought of snakes sends chills down the spine.

    That's not the case for Billings snake hunter Ryan Moore.

    Moore, a realtor and firefighter, has been clearing rattlesnake dens for almost 15 years.

    MTN's Brandon Sullivan shows us that rattlesnake hunting is not for the faint of heart.

    For many people, the very thought of snakes sends chills down the spine.

    That's not the case for Billings snake hunter Ryan Moore.

    Moore, a realtor and firefighter, has been clearing rattlesnake dens for almost 15 years.

    MTN's Brandon Sullivan shows us that rattlesnake hunting is not for the faint of heart.

  • Crime & CourtsMore>>

  • Kroll-McLaughlin sentenced for killing Eakin

    Kroll-McLaughlin sentenced for killing Eakin

    Thursday, July 20 2017 5:21 PM EDT2017-07-20 21:21:40 GMT
    Austin Kroll-McLaughlin, who pleaded guilty to deliberate homicide in the death of Ryan William Eakin, was sentenced in Helena on Thursday.Austin Kroll-McLaughlin, who pleaded guilty to deliberate homicide in the death of Ryan William Eakin, was sentenced in Helena on Thursday.

    Kroll-McLaughlin was sentenced to 80 years in the Montana State Prison, with 40 years suspended.

    Kroll-McLaughlin was sentenced to 80 years in the Montana State Prison, with 40 years suspended.

  • Hohn sentenced to prison for raping Helena child

    Hohn sentenced to prison for raping Helena child

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 2:12 PM EDT2017-07-19 18:12:19 GMT
    Andrew Hohn has been sentenced to prison after pleading no contest to charges that he raped a 7-year old girl in Helena last year.Andrew Hohn has been sentenced to prison after pleading no contest to charges that he raped a 7-year old girl in Helena last year.

    During Wednesday's sentencing, the victim's family members told Hohn, "We will never forgive you."

    During Wednesday's sentencing, the victim's family members told Hohn, "We will never forgive you."

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