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Heiser honored as HEA Para Educator of the Year

Beth Heiser has worked as a paraprofessional in the Helena school district for over 20 years. Now she is being honored as th… Read more

New Montana VA director named

Veteran's health care in Montana has a new leader. Read more

Your go-to guide for Easter festivities around Helena

5th Annual Dick Morgan Easter Egg Hunt Read more

Dry conditions in northwestern Montana concerning, officials say

While much of Montana sits at or near normal for precipitation and snowpack, officials are keeping a close eye on a dry swat… Read more

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Montana News

Potentially life-threatening injuries reported in I-15 crash near Montana City

The driver of an SUV suffered potentially life-threatening injuries when a semi crossed into the southbound lane on Intersta… Read more


Helena's hidden spots opening for tour

The Montana Preservation Alliance once again invites Helenans to discover the history of the Queen City in a whole new way d… Read more


City of Helena considers cutting police officers in public schools

Removal of the police officers who patrol middle and high schools during the school year is being considered by the city of … Read more


Beaver drags tree across Montana highway at night

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office shared this video of a beaver dragging a tree across the road at night.  Read more

Crime & Courts

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office warns public about mail thefts

Sheriff's office warns public about mail thefts Read more

406 Politics

Montana's Medicaid expansion hangs on Colstrip deal

In a move meant to send a message about a piece of legislation billed as "saving Colstrip" and the coal-fired power plant th… Read more

Man accused of hiding truck used in mail thefts around Lewis and Clark County

A 26-year-old Billings man is accused of hiding a truck used in a series of mail thefts in Lewis and Clark County. Read more

Montana News

4.4 magnitude earthquake, aftershock hits near Lima

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck northeast of Lima just around 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, and a 3.5 aftershock registered about three minutes later.  Read more

Helena man accused of leading deputies on high-speed chase to York

A 26-year-old Helena man is accused of leading law enforcement on a chase from Helena to York. Read more

Montana Untamed

Washington hunter bags world-record moose

With fog blanketing the dense slopes of Northeast Washington and only two days left in the 2018 moose season, Jim Hall wasn’t optimistic. Read more

This week's Photo Galleries

Week in review: Top photos of the week from AP

Here are some of the top photos of the week, as selected by the Associated Press. Read more

Naked criminals and a misspelled school crosswalk make up some of this week's weirdest news

It appears that naked criminals were busy this week — especially in Florida. Here's a look at the stranger side of news from across the cou… Read more

Recent Videos

Officer corrals donkey on Chicago-area interstate

Brands roll with 4/20 as pot legalization grows

Marijuana enthusiasts have for decades celebrated all things marijuana on April 20. No, Hallmark doesn't yet have a card to mark "420." But… Read more