KRTV.com http://www.krtv.com/ KRTV.com KRTV News KRTV News en-us Copyright 2014, KRTV.com. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:11:52 GMT Synapse CMS 10 KRTV.com http://www.krtv.com/ 144 25 Suicide bomber kills 45 at Afghanistan volleyball game http://www.krtv.com/news/suicide-bomber-kills-45-at-afghanistan-volleyball-game/ http://www.krtv.com/news/suicide-bomber-kills-45-at-afghanistan-volleyball-game/ KRTV News Sun, 23 Nov 2014 7:08:34 PM Ehsan Popalzai and Ashley Fantz - CNN Suicide bomber kills 45 at Afghanistan volleyball game

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - At least 45 people were killed and 60 others wounded Sunday when a suicide bomber attacked a crowd watching a volleyball match in the Yahyakhil district of Afghanistan's southeastern Paktika province, according to a spokesman for the provincial governor.

Volleyball is a popular sport in the region.

In 2010, a suicide car bomb exploded in the middle of a group of men playing volleyball in northwest Pakistan. That attack left 30 people dead and 52 wounded.

Sunday's attack comes the same day the nation's parliament agreed to allow NATO forces to remain in Afghanistan after 2014.

It's unusual for an attack in Afghanistan to kill so many people.

Only a few comparable incidents come up in the University of Maryland's Global Terrorism Database, which tracks acts of terror from 1970 to 2013.

In October 2012, a suicide bomber dressed in a police uniform attacked a mosque in the city of Maymana in Faryab province, according to the database. At least 42 people, including approximately 19 members of the Afghan security forces, were killed and another 50 people injured in that blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident, but sources attributed it to the Taliban.

In April 2013, nine attackers dressed as soldiers killed 53 people at a courthouse complex where several Taliban members were standing trial in the city of Farah. At least one suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the entrance to the complex, while the other attackers entered other buildings and began shooting and throwing grenades. About 93 additional people were wounded. All of the attackers died, Global Terrorism Database reports. The Taliban said it was behind the carnage.


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Helena police looking for suspects in Walmart theft http://www.krtv.com/news/helena-police-looking-for-suspects-in-walmart-theft/ http://www.krtv.com/news/helena-police-looking-for-suspects-in-walmart-theft/ KRTV News Sun, 23 Nov 2014 6:51:38 PM MTN News Helena police looking for suspects in Walmart theft

HELENA -- The Helena Police Department has release surveillance photos of two women suspected of theft at Walmart on November 18.

At approximately 6:00 p.m. on November 18, the Walmart Loss Prevention Officer reported that two females had stolen a Dell laptop computer from the store between 1:00a.m. and 2:00a.m.

Police are still looking for the suspects in the case and have released surveillance photos to the public.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Helena Police Department at 406-447-8461.


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Pickup truck smashes into Verizon store in Great Falls http://www.krtv.com/news/pickup-truck-smashes-into-verizon-store-in-great-falls/ http://www.krtv.com/news/pickup-truck-smashes-into-verizon-store-in-great-falls/ KRTV News Sun, 23 Nov 2014 6:33:20 PM David Sherman, Cody Proctor - MTN News Pickup truck smashes into Verizon store in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS -- Great Falls police are looking for a man who drove his truck into the Verizon store at 2319 10th Avenue South on Sunday.

GFPD responded to multiple alarms at the store just before 4:30 a.m.

Work crews stayed busy this morning installing wooden boards in the space and cleaning up debris.

The store sustained about $50,000 in damage, and a sign posted at the store says it will be closed until further notice.

Police found a license plate left at the scene that is registered to 51-year-old Rory Lee Anderson of West Jordan, Utah.

He was involved in what police described as an "incident" with his wife earlier in the evening; the two are separated, and she works at the store.

According to police, Anderson drove his truck into the store, destroying the front and everything inside before backing out.

Anderson is 6'1", about 180 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

The pickup truck is 1995 red Dodge Ram 2500; it has front-end damage, peeling paint on the roof, and a silver pickup bed toolbox.


(First report, 11:35 a.m.) The large windows at a Verizon store in Great Falls were smashed out early Sunday.

It happened at the store located at 2319 10th Avenue South; initial reports indicate that it happened some time between 3:30 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.

Work crews were at the scene late Sunday morning installing wooden boards in the space and cleaning up debris.

A sign on the door states that the store is closed until further notice.

It's not yet known how the glass was broken, if any merchandise was stolen, or how long the store will be closed.

Two Verizon representatives at the scene referred all questions to a corporate office; we are trying to get more information from Verizon and the Great Falls Police Department, and will post an update when we get more details.


Windows smashed at Verizon store in Great Falls

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Jurassic Quest comes to Great Falls http://www.krtv.com/news/jurassic-quest-comes-to-great-falls-69007/ http://www.krtv.com/news/jurassic-quest-comes-to-great-falls-69007/ KRTV News Sun, 23 Nov 2014 4:37:12 PM Margaret DeMarco - MTN News Jurassic Quest comes to Great Falls

GREAT FALLS -- Montana has long been a treasure trove for dinosaur facts and fossils, but Saturday and Sunday, the prehistoric beasts themselves took over the Montana ExpoPark as part of Jurassic Quest.

Both kids and adults went back in time to meet more than 50 life-sized dinosaurs. The main exhibit featured the ultra-realistic, animatronic creatures.

Besides learning about the dinosaurs, visitors also enjoyed games, performed science projects, and even got the chance to ride a dinosaur.

MTN spoke with a few of the kids about which dinosaur was their favorite.

Taylor Bogden said, "The T-Rex is my favorite because it is a really big dinosaur."

Caleb Hill is also a fan of the T-rex saying, "Because he's big and he eats other dinosaurs. And his teeth are sharp."

Devon Bogden answered, "The baby T-Rex."

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Charlo shooting victim was shot in the head http://www.krtv.com/news/charlo-shooting-victim-was-shot-in-the-head/ http://www.krtv.com/news/charlo-shooting-victim-was-shot-in-the-head/ KRTV News Sun, 23 Nov 2014 2:33:22 PM MTN News Charlo shooting victim was shot in the head

POLSON -- An autopsy shows that the Charlo woman who died last week was shot once in the head.

The Lake County Coroner says Raelynn Charlo died from a single gunshot wound to the head in her home on November 18.

Adrian McElderry was charged with deliberate homicide in the incident and is being held in the Lake County Detention Center.

The case has now been turned over to the Lake County Attorney's Office. McElderry appeared in court on Thursday and was ordered held without bond.


(November 19, 2014) A shooting in Charlo on Tuesday left a woman dead, and the Lake County Sheriff's Office is still looking into just what happened.

The Lake County Coroner says the victim is Raelynn M. Charlo, 29. Her body is at the Montana State Crime Lab in Missoula so that an autopsy can be performed.

Authorities say Lake County Sheriff's Office dispatch was called just after 5 a.m. on Tuesday by a man who said that his wife had just shot herself.

Deputies later determined that the evidence found at the home was inconsistent with statements given by the caller; the man is now being questioned by authorities.

George Guenzlel, who lives nearby, said, he saw at least five police cars surrounding the home off of First Avenue West.

Harold Kent, who lives in the same duplex, told MTN News that he didn't know the two people personally, but did say they were usually very loud and rowdy at night.

Another neighbor said the two are married.

Deputies were originally told that the shooting was a case of a suicide, but say evidence at the scene didn't support that.

"When officers arrived on scene, there was some inconsistencies in what they found at the scene versus what they were being told," Lake County Undersheriff Dan Yonkin said.

No charges have been filed in the case at this point, but the incident is being investigated as a suspicious death.




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Cleveland boy, 12, shot and killed by police over fake gun http://www.krtv.com/news/cleveland-boy-12-shot-and-killed-by-police-over-fake-gun/ http://www.krtv.com/news/cleveland-boy-12-shot-and-killed-by-police-over-fake-gun/ KRTV News Sun, 23 Nov 2014 1:48:07 PM CBS News Cleveland boy, 12, shot and killed by police over fake gun

A 12-year-old boy in Cleveland died Sunday, a day after being shot by police who believed he had a gun, according to local reports.

CBS affiliate WOIO in Cleveland reports the child's mother, Samaria Rice, has obtained an attorney in the case, and both officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave, as is protocol in officer-involved shooting incidents.

The incident began Saturday afternoon at a local rec center, when witnesses reported a male was in the playground area waving a gun and pointing it at people.

Police said after officers arrived, they told him to raise his hands, an order the child allegedly did not follow.

"The young man had the weapon in his waistband. He pulled the weapon out. One of our officers fired two shots, striking the young man," Deputy Chief Ed Tomba with the Cleveland Police Department told WOIO.

The boy had an Airsoft replica gun that had the orange safety indicator removed, police said.

Rice, the boy's mom, lives across the street from the rec center. She told WOIO she doesn't understand why her son was shot.


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UM Grizzles will host San Diego in FCS playoffs http://www.krtv.com/news/um-grizzles-will-host-san-diego-in-fcs-playoffs/ http://www.krtv.com/news/um-grizzles-will-host-san-diego-in-fcs-playoffs/ KRTV News Sun, 23 Nov 2014 1:03:41 PM MTN Sports UM Grizzles will host San Diego in FCS playoffs

MISSOULA -- The University of Montana Grizzlies have earned a home game for the first round of the FCS playoffs.

The Griz will host the University of San Diego on Saturday, November 29, at Washington-Grizzly Stadium with kickoff set for 2 p.m.

The game will be aired on ESPN3.

The Griz were able to breath easier after Saturday's 34-7 victory over the Montana State University Bobcats.

The record for UM improved to 8-4 overall and 6-2 in Big Sky Conference play. If UM wins on Saturday, they will travel to Eastern Washington to play the Big Sky champion Eagles.

The USD Toreros dropped to 9-2 with a 34-3 loss to Cal Poly on Saturday. MSU will play South Dakota State.

Montana will be making a record 23rd appearance in the Division I-AA/FCS playoffs. The Toreros (9-2/7-1 Pioneer Football League), earned their league's automatic bid as the regular-season champion.

"What this means is we're where Montana football should be, and that is in the playoffs and competing every single year for national championships," said Griz head coach Mick Delaney as he watched the announcement of the playoff match-ups Sunday morning on ESPNU along with his coaches and players.

"I am so proud of these coaches and kids," said the third year mentor, who announced earlier this week he will retire at the conclusion of the 2014 season. "They have strived so hard, and I honestly believe that we've gotten better week-by-week.

"We go into the season losing two all-conference tackles (senior Trevor Poole due to an injury and junior John Schmaing because of academics), along with our all-conference receiver and returner with Ellis (Henderson, who is a junior and out for the year with an illness). Our coaches just molded the guys we had, which just speaks of the character and the drive this football team has.

"I am so humbled to have been a part of this whole thing for the past seven years (he came to UM in 2008 as the associate head coach/running backs coach) - and you know we are not done yet," Delaney said.

The only common opponent that Montana and San Diego had this season was Cal Poly. The Mustangs beat the visiting Grizzlies 41-21 on October 25th.


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Windows smashed at Verizon store in Great Falls http://www.krtv.com/news/windows-smashed-at-verizon-store-in-great-falls/ http://www.krtv.com/news/windows-smashed-at-verizon-store-in-great-falls/ KRTV News Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:35:19 AM David Sherman (david@krtv.com) Windows smashed at Verizon store in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS -- The large windows at a Verizon store in Great Falls were smashed out early Sunday.

It happened at the store located at 2319 10th Avenue South; initial reports indicate that it happened some time between 3:30 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.

Work crews were at the scene late Sunday morning installing wooden boards in the space and cleaning up debris.

A sign on the door states that the store is closed until further notice.

It's not yet known how the glass was broken, if any merchandise was stolen, or how long the store will be closed.

Two Verizon representatives at the scene referred all questions to a corporate office; we are trying to get more information from Verizon and the Great Falls Police Department, and will post an update when we get more details.


UPDATE: The Great Falls Police Department says that they received the initial call about the incident at 4:22 a.m.


UPDATE: GFPD looking for man who drove his pickup truck into the store - click here for details.


Windows smashed at Verizon store in Great Falls

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Sports Xtra Scores and Highlights: Sat Nov 22 http://www.krtv.com/news/sports-xtra-scores-and-highlights-sat-nov-22/ http://www.krtv.com/news/sports-xtra-scores-and-highlights-sat-nov-22/ KRTV News Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:48:00 PM Tom Wylie (tom@krtv.com) Sports Xtra Scores and Highlights: Sat Nov 22

COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCORES

Montana 34, Montana State 7 (Click here for details)

Carroll College 49, Valley City State 0

 

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES

Class A State Title: Dillon 29, Butte Central 28

Class B State Title: Townsend 14, Huntley Project 7

Class C (8-Man) Title: Wibaux 46, Chinool 14

Class C (6-Man) Titles: Geraldine Highwood 37, Westby-Grenora 20


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Santa has arrived in Great Falls at the Holiday Village Mall http://www.krtv.com/news/santa-has-arrived-in-great-falls-at-the-holiday-village-mall/ http://www.krtv.com/news/santa-has-arrived-in-great-falls-at-the-holiday-village-mall/ KRTV News Sat, 22 Nov 2014 8:49:51 PM Margaret DeMarco - MTN News Santa has arrived in Great Falls at the Holiday Village Mall

GREAT FALLS -- Santa Claus traded in his sleigh and reindeer on Saturday and instead arrived in style at the Holiday Village Mall. Kids of all ages come out to greet Santa as he arrived in his limousine.

They then joined him inside the mall for story time at Santa's Toy Land. Kids also received milk and cookies to enjoy.

After story time, Santa took pictures and listened to kids as they put in their requests for Christmas.

We asked a few kids what they had asked Santa to bring them for Christmas.

"Frozen stuff, a sled, and trap forest," Kylie Johnson said.

"Because I like to play on computers, I like to play on iPads and I like to snuggle with wiener dogs," Avalena Smith said.

"I'm going to ask him for a bow and arrow, Gap clothes, and a Monster High doll," Madelynn Marroletti said.

Santa will start having story time every Sunday at Santa's Toy Land starting November 30.

Pets can also come down to get their pictures taken with the Saint Nick on Tuesday nights.

Santa CLaus will be taking Christmas gifts requests every day at the Holiday Village Mall until Christmas Eve.

If you would like more information about Santa's Toy Land visit http://www.holidayvillagemall.com/.



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Icy roads contribute to multi-vehicle crash on I-15 near Jefferson City http://www.krtv.com/news/icy-roads-contribute-to-multi-vehicle-crash-on-i-15-near-jefferson-city/ http://www.krtv.com/news/icy-roads-contribute-to-multi-vehicle-crash-on-i-15-near-jefferson-city/ KRTV News Sat, 22 Nov 2014 8:10:58 PM Zack Briggs - MTN News Icy roads contribute to multi-vehicle crash on I-15 near Jefferson City

JEFFERSON CITY -- Icy roads are to partially blame for a multiple vehicle crash that happened four miles south of Jefferson City Saturday afternoon.

At 2:30 p.m., Montana Highway Patrol responded to mile marker 171, and encountered a three-vehicle crash scene.

MHP said one of the drivers heading northbound lost control and hit the left-side guardrail. Another car pulled up and proceeded to hit the original vehicle. A third vehicle also crashed as a result.

Troopers cited the first two drivers for careless driving.

No injuries were reported.

MHP advises people to use extra caution when driving in winter-like road conditions by reducing speed and providing appropriate distance between vehicles.

 


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Griz force seven turnovers in 34-7 win over Cats http://www.krtv.com/news/griz-force-seven-turnovers-in-34-7-win-over-cats/ http://www.krtv.com/news/griz-force-seven-turnovers-in-34-7-win-over-cats/ KRTV News Sat, 22 Nov 2014 7:54:31 PM MTN Sports Griz force seven turnovers in 34-7 win over Cats

MISSOULA - The No. 1-ranked Montana Grizzlies defense knew they were going to face a backup quarterback Saturday, and they took full advantage.

The Griz picked off Cats' QB Jake Bleskin five times, and recovered two more MSU fumbles, on their way to a dominant 34-7 win that secures their spot in the FCS Playoffs. Montana State will also likely get into the postseason. Both teams will find out their fate in the FCS Selection Show tomorrow morning at 9:00 am MDT.

Bleskin threw four first half interceptions, and lost a fumble inside the Griz' 5-yard-line. He finished 15-28 for 145 yards with no touchdowns. Griz starter Jordan Johnson shook off an ankle injury to throw for 313 yards and three TDs, while running for 80 more yards on six carries.

Montana led 27-0 at halftime and 34-0 late in the game before Chad Newell scored MSU's only touchdown of the game. UM outgained MSU 511-314.

Jordan Canada ran for 119 yards and went over 1,000 for the season, while both Travon Van and Mitch Saylor went over 100 yards receiving. Newell led the Cats in both rushing (67 yds) and receiving (44 yds).

It's the first time since 2008 that the home team has won the Cat-Griz rivalry.

 


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City of Bozeman suing firefighters union http://www.krtv.com/news/city-of-bozeman-suing-firefighters-union/ http://www.krtv.com/news/city-of-bozeman-suing-firefighters-union/ KRTV News Sat, 22 Nov 2014 6:47:02 PM Keele Smith - MTN News City of Bozeman suing firefighters union

BOZEMAN - There's a legal dispute going on between the City of Bozeman and the firefighters' union over whether newly created battalion chief positions should be included in the union.

The city created three battalion chief positions in 2013 around the same time Fire Station 3 was built to meet the growing needs of the community.

The issue now is whether or not those battalion chiefs should be included in the union.

While firefighters are saying yes, the city is arguing they should not because it takes away from their management responsibilities.

"This is a role in which if it's in the bargaining unit, we think it would be harder for them to do that job any different than a captain of the police department is not part of the labor union," Bozeman City Manager Chris Kukulski said.

The bargaining unit negotiates pay, hours, and working conditions for firefighters. Union president Nate Bashkirew says battalion chiefs will be doing the best work for the community as part of the bargaining unit.

"The captains which were bargaining unit members have been in charge of discipline in the department for probably 40 or 50 years, it didn't seem to be an issue then, so I guess it's just our position that we have successfully been able to conduct the department and discipline as needed with bargaining unit folks," Bashkirew said.

The cost of this appeal is about $10,000 and the overall cost for this dispute about $90,000, all coming out of the city's general fund.

Last year, the city asked the Montana Board of Personnel Appeals about excluding battalion chiefs from the union, based on state law.

"Managers, supervisors, and individuals who assist in confidential labor relation issues are, according to state statute, not in bargaining units," Kukulski said.

The courts have ruled in favor of the union two times now.

This decision will be going to Gallatin County District Court in the coming weeks. If District Court Judge Mike Salvagni rules in favor of the union, there is a chance that the city could appeal it before the Montana Supreme Court.




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Christmas craft show at ExpoPark this weekend http://www.krtv.com/news/christmas-craft-show-at-expopark-this-weekend/ http://www.krtv.com/news/christmas-craft-show-at-expopark-this-weekend/ KRTV News Sat, 22 Nov 2014 6:27:44 PM Margaret DeMarco - MTN News Christmas craft show at ExpoPark this weekend

GREAT FALLS -- If you're looking for some unique Christmas gifts, one craft show might be just what you're looking for.

The 28th-Annual Holiday Happenings Arts and Crafts Show is going on in Great Falls this weekend in the Exhibition Hall at Montana ExpoPark.

Vendors from all over the state of Montana come to Great Falls to participate in this show and there are a variety of homemade items to be found there.

Holiday Happenings Arts and Crafts Show Owner Rachael Kerkes says that vendors enjoy coming to Great Falls because of the community support. "Well we have 100 vendors of homemade items. So we have photography, a lot of pottery, hand sewn items, jewelry, floral, home decor. You name it, it's here," Kerkes said.

The show re-opens Sunday starting from 10:00a.m. until 3:00p.m. and admission is free.

 

 


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Glacier brewing in Polson goes local, brewing 100% Montana-made beer http://www.krtv.com/news/glacier-brewing-in-polson-goes-local-brewing-100-montana-made-beer/ http://www.krtv.com/news/glacier-brewing-in-polson-goes-local-brewing-100-montana-made-beer/ KRTV News Sat, 22 Nov 2014 5:02:13 PM Anna Cole - MTN News Glacier brewing in Polson goes local, brewing 100% Montana-made beer

POLSON - The Glacier Brewing Company in Polson decided to make a big change earlier this month, using all Montana-grown barley.

They've been around for a while - brewing craft beer for over a decade in Polson. But earlier this month, they made a change they've been waiting to make for several years.

Their grain silo now holds all Montana-grown barley that will be used to brew Glacier Brewing Company's beers; meaning that all of the brews on tap are made with barley grown and malted right here in Montana.

As soon as the malting plant in Great Falls began production earlier this year, head brewer and founder David Ayers knew he wanted to make the switch to Montana grown barley as soon as possible. He says using a Montana-made product is important to the brewery.

"You have to be a certain type of person to live here and to have a business here. We really have to support each other and those aren't just false words, that is absolutely true. Montanans, we have to do all we can to buy from Montanans," Ayers said.

The decision to use Montana-grown barley was an easy one, but the road to get there was a bit more challenging. The silo was transported from Bozeman, then installed and filled with over 25,000 pounds of Montana malted barley to be transformed into ales and lagers.

"We really love the fact that we can use grain grown right here in Montana, malted right here in Montana, and now we can turn it into fantastic beer, right here in Montana. We've come a long way to get where we are,"  Ayers observed.

What started as a daydream has now become a successful brewery that does everything it can to support Montana made products.

There are six beers on tap that are also bottled and distributed throughout the state, as well as a single barrel batch beer that's only available in the tasting room.  All of the brews are made with Montana-grown grain.



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In Vegas, Obama pushes for public support on immigration http://www.krtv.com/news/in-vegas-obama-pushes-for-public-support-on-immigration/ http://www.krtv.com/news/in-vegas-obama-pushes-for-public-support-on-immigration/ KRTV News Sat, 22 Nov 2014 3:51:35 PM Kevin Liptak - CNN In Vegas, Obama pushes for public support on immigration

LAS VEGAS (CNN) -- His new immigration plan stamped and signed, President Barack Obama on Friday rallied support behind his decision to delay deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, though a heckler in a mostly supportive crowd in Las Vegas illustrated the high-voltage issue is far from settled.

Speaking at the same high school he visited to push immigration legislation in 2013, Obama said his plan came about after years of GOP inaction, despite what he described as a willingness on his part to compromise.

"I cajoled, I called, I met. I told (House Speaker) John Boehner I'll wash your car, I'll walk your dog, whatever you need to do," he said.

Those overtures denied, Obama said he had been forced to act alone to fix a system he said "everyone knows" is broken.

"For years, we haven't done much about it. Well, today we're doing something about it," he said at Del Sol High School.

A key element of Obama's plan is to instruct immigration authorities to target those undocumented immigrants who are dangerous rather than law-abiding undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and residents and others.

Obama -- who signed the papers making his decision official on the tarmac of Las Vegas' airport -- was interrupted once by a heckler who wanted Obama to go further, saying his parents weren't included in the millions of immigrants who will avoid deportation under Obama's rules.

After about a minute, Obama said he'd "heard" the young man but wanted to get on with his speech.

"What I'm saying is we're still going to have to pass a bill," he said. "I've been respectful to you. I want you to be respectful to me."


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Gas prices looking good for Thanksgiving travel http://www.krtv.com/news/gas-prices-looking-good-for-thanksgiving-travel/ http://www.krtv.com/news/gas-prices-looking-good-for-thanksgiving-travel/ KRTV News Sat, 22 Nov 2014 2:08:32 PM Zack Briggs - MTN News Gas prices looking good for Thanksgiving travel

HELENA -- The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is considered to begin November 26 and last through Sunday November 30.

If you have travel plans Thanksgiving weekend then you're in luck as far as gas prices go.

According to AAA, the average price for a Montana gallon of unleaded gas is about $2.97. That's down from about $3.30 one month ago and down from $3.04 this time last year.

46 million Americans will travel 50 or more miles during this Thanksgiving holiday period. More than 89 percent of travelers will journey by car and almost four million by plane.

Anna O'Donnell with AAA Mountain West claims this is good news for Montana residents.

O'Donnell said, "What that means for Montanans is every time you go to the gas pump there's going to be a little bit less money that you're going to be paying at the pump which we hope will provide Montana families with a little bit more spending cash this holiday season."

According to AAA, the average distance traveled during this holiday will be around 550 miles and Americans will spend an average of $273 during Thanksgiving weekend.



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Billings clerk opts out of issuing same-sex marriage license http://www.krtv.com/news/billings-clerk-opts-out-of-issuing-same-sex-marriage-license/ http://www.krtv.com/news/billings-clerk-opts-out-of-issuing-same-sex-marriage-license/ KRTV News Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:35:46 PM David Jay - MTN News Billings clerk opts out of issuing same-sex marriage license

BILLINGS -- As same-sex couples in Montana celebrate their right to marry, a Yellowstone County employee is also asserting a right.

U.S. District Court judge Brian Morris in Great Falls ruled on Wednesday in favor of four Montana same-sex couples suing for the right to marry.

Morris ruled that the state's constitutional amendment limiting marriage to between a man and a woman violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

A few clerks in Yellowstone County requested that they not be required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

One clerk cited a religious reason, while three others wanted to opt out because of morals and values.

However, the county's human resources department, along with the County Attorney, determined that only the person with religious concerns is exempt because of Title VII of the federal 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Part of Title VII states: "It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer....to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual's race, color, religion, sex, or national origin..."

Yellowstone County Clerk of District Court Kristie Boelter said 20 clerks work in her department and the opting out was not a problem.

While individuals can decide to not issue licenses, she said it is her duty to uphold the law.

"We all take an oath when we enter the Office of the Clerk of Courts to uphold the Constitution of the state of Montana and the Constitution of the United States of America," Boelter said. "I have a particular clerk that has religious beliefs that would like to opt out of doing the marriage licenses and we will allow that to happen. I have enough clerks in my office to be able to accommodate that."

Boelter said smaller counties with fewer clerks might have a challenge accommodating same-sex marriage applicants.

A similar issue with clerks has also come up in North Carolina and Utah.

 


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CMR Rustlers fall to Glacier in state AA championship game (video) http://www.krtv.com/news/cmr-rustlers-fall-to-glacier-in-state-aa-championship-game-video-/ http://www.krtv.com/news/cmr-rustlers-fall-to-glacier-in-state-aa-championship-game-video-/ KRTV News Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:21:29 PM MTN Sports CMR Rustlers fall to Glacier in state AA championship game (video)

KALISPELL -- The CMR High School Rustlers lost to the Glacier High School Wolfpack in the Class AA football state championship on Friday night.

Thomas Trefney scored four first-half touchdowns and the Wolfpack capped off an undefeated season (13-0), sprinting to a 56-19 win over CMR (10-3).

The first drive was indicative of the entire game. On the second play of the game, Dallas Farren fumbled the snap and Glacier took over in Rustler territory.

Trefney scored his first touchdown on the ensuing possession and that set the tone for the rest of the game.

CMR would answer to make it 7-6, but Glacier would never let it get any closer.

It was 35-19 at halftime and CMR couldn't get any momentum in the second half.

CMR star tailback Andrew Grinde had his worst game of the season, failing to crack 100 yards for just the second time this year.

Grinde came in averaging nearly 180 yards per game, but the Glacier defense held Grinde to just 87 yards on 29 carries.

"They're really tough," said Grinde. "They're the best defensive line I've faced all season. They're really aggressive, physical and big."


The following Montana high school football championship games are set for Saturday at 1 p.m.

Class A

Dillon at Butte Central

Class B
Townsend at Huntley Project

Class C 8-Man
Chinook at Wibaux

Class C 6-Man
Westby-Grenora at Geraldine-Highwood


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