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COLUMBIA FALLS 47, Lewistown 7

WHITEFISH 27, Havre 14

SIDNEY 33, Livingston 0

Timberlake, ID at Frenchtown

Bonner's Ferry Idaho at Libby

LAUREL 13, Cody, WY 0




POWER-DUTTON-BRADY 48, Seeley Swan 28

Fairview at Culbertson-Bainville

GARDINER 36, Absarokee 14

Harlowton at Shields Valley

White Sulphur Springs at Park City

WESTBY GRENORA 60, Winnett-Grass Range 6


Reedpoint-Rapelje at West Yellowstone


ROSEBUD 43, Wolf Point 6

TERRY 51, Jordan 0

BOX ELDER 35, Valier 19

NORTH STAR 60, Sunburst 57

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Bobcats Football: MSU Unable to Keep Up with FBS Arkansas State KRTV News Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:18:32 PM Bobcats Football: MSU Unable to Keep Up with FBS Arkansas State

JONESBORO, Ark. -- Fredi Knighten did plenty of damage with his arm, and more with his legs. The end result for Arkansas State's junior quarterback was a 37-10 win over Montana State in Jonesboro on Saturday.

Knighten rushed threw for 219 yards, rushed for 104, and caught a key pass for 45 yards to lead the Red Wolves to a final margin that only expanded in the game's final 20 minutes. Knighten was the driving force of the offensive explosion that resulted in three touchdowns in the eight minutes from the last 90 seconds of the third quarter to the nine-minute mark of the fourth.

"He was every bit as good as we expected," Bobcat coach Rob Ash said of Knighten, "if not better. He was very athletic, extremely fast, smooth."

Knighten's play helped his three-time defending Sun Belt Conference (FBS) champion ASU team overcome a determined effort by Montana State. The Bobcats trailed only 16-10 with 5:23 left in the third quarter after a 41-yard Luke Ferguson field goal.

After forcing a Bobcat punt on MSU's next possession, Arkansas State changed the game with a trick play. Facing a 1-10 at its own 31, Knighten lateraled to Tres Houston, who threw it back to Knighten for a 45-yard yard gain. On the next play Knighten Dario Griswold for a touchdown.

"The big play was their razzle-dazzle (pass) back to the quarterback," Ash said. "That changed the game," giving the Red Wolves a 23-10 cushion heading into the fourth quarter.

Montana State was not without its outstanding efforts. Sophomore quarterback Dakota Prukop, in his first real action, finished 14-for-26 passing with two interceptions. He also provided a spark in the run game. "I thought Dakota played fine," Ash said. "I think he completed seven of his first eight passes with a drop. We just couldn't get a run game going to help him out."

The first half started and ended with Arkansas State scoring drives, and neither took long. The Red Wolves gained 29 yards on their second play from scrimmage, a Fredi Knighten pass to Tres Houston, then Michael Gordon scampered 42 yards for a touchdown.

The Bobcats tied the score a few minutes later, with help from A-State. The Red Wolves defense forced a Bobcat punt midway through the first quarter, but J.D. McKissic fumbled Trevor Bolton's kick and Rhett Young recovered at the ASU seven. On the fourth play, a fourth-and-goal from inside the one, Anthony Knight powered in for the score, and Luke Daly's kick tied the game.

Arkansas State's ensuing drive produced a field goal. The Red Wolves marched from its own 29 to the Bobcat defense stiffened. Luke Ferguson's 29-yard field goal gave ASU a 10-7 lead. The home team hit a big play - for the second straight season in a Bobcat game against an FBS opponent - right before halftime. Facing a third-and-three near midfield with just over a minute remaining in the second quarter, Knighten found McKissic on a screen, and the elusive ASU receiver dashed to the MSU 11. Ferguson's 23-yard field goal pushed A-State's lead to 13-7 at halftime.

The statistics told a slightly different story than the scoreboard. Arkansas State out-gained the Cats 302 yards to 104, including 141 on the ground. McKissic's four catches resulted in 83 yards.

Arkansas State piled up 558 total yards and 23 first downs, while MSU gained just 228 yards with 10 first downs. Mitch Griebel caught a career-high six passes to lead the Cats, while Shawn Johnson rushed for 33 yards before leaving the game for precautionary reasons after a big hit that laid him out ended in the defensive player being ejected. Tiai Salanoa also suffered a shoulder injury that ended his night early.

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Griz Football: UM Downed by Cowboys After Lightning Delay KRTV News Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:05:47 PM Griz Football: UM Downed by Cowboys After Lightning Delay

LARAMIE, Wyoming - The University of Montana gave the University of Wyoming everything it wanted in the teams' 2014 opener and had to endure two long delays due to lightning strikes which lasted a total of 57 minutes, losing 17-12 setback to the FBS Cowboys in front of 25,243 fans in UW's Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium.

The game's second lightening strike delay came with 13:28 to play and lasted 32 minutes, while the first came with about 12 minutes remaining in the halftime break, and it took 25 minutes. The game lasted a total of four hours and three minutes.

The Grizzlies made a run at the Cowboys late in the game, as senior quarterback Jordan Johnson tossed a 16-yard touchdown pass to redshirt freshman tight end Mike Ralston, cutting Wyoming's lead to 17-12. After the Johnson-to-Ralston TD hook-up, UM's two-point conversion try failed, and the Griz trailed by five point (17-12) with 8:20 left to play.

The Cowboys went ahead 10-6 and took the lead for good with 5:10 to go in the third quarter on a 5-yard scoring run by junior halfback Shaun Wick. Wyoming had started that go-ahead drive on their own 42-yard line when Griz went for a first down on a fourth-and-long and Johnson was sacked for a 6-yard loss.

Wyoming upped its lead to 17-6 with 2:11 to go in third period, when sophomore halfback C.J. May broke off left tackle and raced 58 yards untouched to the end zone for a touchdown.

Montana took a 6-3 lead and scored the only second-quarter points with 11:28 to go in that period on 26-yard touchdown pass from sophomore wide receiver Ryan Burke to redshirt freshman Josh Janssen on and end-around play. Sophomore kicker Harrison Greenberg's PAT attempt was not good, as it bounced off the left cross bar of the goal post.

Janssen's first career catch and TD was set up by a sack and a forced fumble of redshirt freshman quarterback Colby Kirkegaard by Griz junior defensive end Tyrone Holmes, and that fumble was recovered by senior tackle Trevor Rehm, giving UM possession on its own 36-yard line.

The Cowboys got on the board first and scored the only points in the opening quarter on their first possession, a 12-play, 57-yard drive that took 5:59, and culminated it with a 41-yard field goal by senior kicker Stuart Williams. That made the score 3-0 UW at 7:17 left in the first quarter.

Wyoming had a chance to regain the lead in the second stanza when Eric Nrzeocha blocked a punt by UM's Stephen Shaw, which was recovered by Brian Hill on Montana's 9-yard line with 2:09 to go until intermission. However the drive was halted when Griz junior linebacker Jeremiah Kose intercepted Kirkegaard's pass in the end zone.

Both defenses were stellar, as the Cowboys were limited to 301 total yards on 67 plays and the Grizzlies had 253 yards on 65 plays. Wyoming ended up with 17 first downs, to UM's 12.

The Cowboys had a substantial advantage in rushing yards, picking up 209 yards on 46 carries, while the Grizzlies gained 42 on 19 totes. Wyoming had an edge of more than 10 minutes in time of possession (34:54 to 25:04) over Montana.

Senior halfback/receiver Travon Van had a career-high 9 catches for 66 yards. Junior wide receiver Ellis Henderson had 5 catches for 48 yards, while junior wide receiver Jamaal Jones had 3 receptions for 16 yards.

Johnson completed 24-of 45 passes for 185 yards and one touchdown. Johnson now has 6,016 career passing yards moves him up to eighth all-time, as he passes Drew Miller (5,900 yards, 1999-2000). Van led UM with 19 yards rushing on 8 caries, while Johnson had 13 yards on 4 rushes.

Junior linebacker Kendrick Van Ackeren led the Griz with a game and career-high 14 tackles, while senior safety Matt Hermanson had 11, and junior linebacker Herbert Gamboa added 10.

Senior defensive end Zack Wagenmann added 2 sacks and 7 tackles. Kose also had 7 tackles along with a pick.

Wagenmann now has 22 career sacks, tying him with safety Trey Young (22, 1999-2002) for the seventh most in school history.

Kirkegaard was 13-21-1 for 92 yards. Wick rushed 15 times for 100 yards and a TD.

The Grizzlies host Central Washington in their home opener next Saturday, Sept. 6, with kickoff slated for 3:30 p.m. in Washington-Grizzly Stadium. The Cowboys host Air Force in their Mountain West Conference opener next Saturday.

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Thunderbirds and other high-flyers delight at Kalispell air show KRTV News Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:58:43 PM Anna Cole - Kalispell Thunderbirds and other high-flyers delight at Kalispell air show

KALISPELL -- Roaring engines, clouds of smoke, and the cheers of thousands of spectators as Glacier Park International Airport hosted the Mountain Madness Air Show, featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team.

Several other acts also took to the skies, including Kalispell's own Two Bear Air, the Flash Fire Jet Truck, and Meadow Peaks Skydiving.

Also performing was Will Allen -- aka "The Flying Tenor" -- who sings the national anthem live from the cockpit of his Pitts bi-plane while flying an aerobatic routine that has been choreographed to harmonize with the cadence and crescendos of the anthem.

And the Kalispell air show was a return home for Thunderbird pilot Major Jason Curtis, a Kalispell native who grew up attending air shows and dreaming of one day becoming a pilot.

Curtis is the opposing solo pilot for the Thunderbirds, flying the #6 jet.

Curtis entered the Air Force in 2004 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy; before joining the team, he was an F-16 instructor pilot and flight commander for the 308th Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. He has logged more than 1,750 flight hours as an Air Force pilot, with more than 280 hours of combat experience in the F-16C. 

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Bomb threat reported at CVS in Helena KRTV News Sat, 30 Aug 2014 8:20:00 PM Noelle Uncles Bomb threat reported at CVS in Helena

HELENA -- Helena Police Officers responded to a reported bomb threat at the CVS store located at 3095 North Montana Avenue in Helena Saturday evening.

Lt. Tim Coleman of the Helena Police Department confirmed that Officers responded to a bomb threat at the CVS location on the corner of Custer Avenue and North Montana Avenue.

The location was temporarily evacuated.

We will continue to update you as more details become available.

A similar bomb threat was called in to the Helena CVS on Friday, August 1; a caller told an employee that a there was a bomb in a vehicle in the parking lot.

Police officers, including a K-9, searched the area and helped people remove their vehicles from the parking lot.

No bombs were found.

A similar situation unfolded at the CVS store in Great Falls at the same time; that, too, turned out to be a hoax.

No information has been released indicating whether or not the incidents are related.

UPDATE 8:35pm:

According to the Helena Police Department, a CVS manager received a call from a man at approximately 5:50pm Saturday evening.

Reports indicate that the man stated he had placed an explosive in a vehicle in the store parking lot.

Officers were dispatched to the area and the CVS manager evacuated the business and parking lot.

Helena Police K-9 "Filu" searched the area with his handler and no explosives were located.

The case is still active and anyone with information about this incident is asked please contact the Helena Police Department at (406) 447-8233.


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Montana murder suspect and girlfriend apprehended in Louisiana KRTV News Sat, 30 Aug 2014 7:26:47 PM MTN News Montana murder suspect and girlfriend apprehended in Louisiana

MISSOULA -- The Missoula County Sheriff's Office said on Saturday that Kevin Joseph Lino, a suspect in the murder of Gilbert George Berry, has been apprehended in Louisiana, and so has Lino's companion, Angela Marchese.

Berry, 38 years old, was found floating in the Clark Fork River in early August; authorities say that Berry was beaten, shot to death, and then dumped in the river.

Missoula County Sheriff's detectives had already arrested Kenneth Hickman, 21, for aggravated assault, and Mechailiah Tembreull with accountability for aggravated assault in the death of Berry.

A fisherman found Berry's body about 200 yards west of Grove Street near Home Harvest Loop on Tuesday.

The Missoula County Sheriff's Office says that Lino was taken into custody after a 30-hour search which involved agents and officers from the Shreveport Louisiana Police Department, the F.B.I., the U.S. Marshals Service, and the Louisiana State Police. Lino was taken into custody without incident.

Marchese was apprehended in Shreveport several hours prior to the hunt for Lino.

The FBI had placed Lino on its "Most Wanted" list, stating:

On August 5, 2014, the body of a male victim was found floating in the Clark Fork River in Missoula County, Montana. Subsequent investigation revealed that Lino and two male accomplices allegedly kicked and punched the victim following a verbal altercation at a homeless camp under the Reserve Street Bridge in Missoula. Additionally, they allegedly cut gang symbols into the victim's skin with a knife, after which Lino allegedly urinated on the victim. Lino is then alleged to have shot the victim in the head with a 9mm pistol he carried and dumped the body in the river.

Lino was charged with deliberate homicide by the Justice Court of the State of Montana in and for the County of Missoula, and a state warrant was issued for his arrest on August 7, 2014. A federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court for the District of Montana on August 14, 2014, after Lino was charged federally with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

We will update you as we get more information.


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KRTV Evening Top Stories - Sat August 30 KRTV News Sat, 30 Aug 2014 6:50:28 PM KRTV KRTV Evening Top Stories - Sat August 30

Top stories on KRTV for the evening of Saturday, August 30:

-The Belt Fire Department discovered a fatal crash near Belt after responding to reports of a downed power line. Click here for details.

-The Montana State Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating after a suicide was reported at the Lincoln County jail. Click here to read more.

-The Three Mile Fire burning in the Sapphire Mountains east of Florence held steady overnight, and firefighters also managed to rescue a pair of mountain lion cubs. Click here to read more.

-Dogs and Owners compete in the Obedience & Rally trials at Montana ExpoPark in Great Falls. Click here for details.


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Fatal crash reported near Belt KRTV News Sat, 30 Aug 2014 5:12:16 PM Cody Proctor Fatal crash reported near Belt

BELT -- The Montana Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred near Belt early Saturday.

Reports indicate a 31-year-old Belt woman died in the crash; her name has not yet been released.

According to Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards, the Belt Fire Department responded to a report of a downed power line at the intersection of Lewis Street and Armington Road just before 6:30 a.m. on Saturday.

When they arrived on scene they found a Chevy Suburban off the road and down a steep embankment.

According to MHP, the accident happened at around 4 a.m.

The Suburban was traveling east on Armington Road when the driver failed to negotiate a left turn.

The driver then hit the power pole and went down the embankment, and she was thrown from the vehicle.

The vehicle caught fire, but it was out by the time firefighters arrived.

Alcohol is suspected as a factor in the crash.

The MHP is still investigating the incident.

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Obedience & Rally trials underway at Montana ExpoPark KRTV News Sat, 30 Aug 2014 4:16:02 PM Margaret DeMarco Obedience & Rally trials underway at Montana ExpoPark

GREAT FALLS -- The annual Obedience & Rally trials continued Saturday at Montana ExpoPark in Great Falls.

Dogs and their owners came from across the Pacific Northwest and Canada to compete in the event, hosted by the Great Falls Dog Training Club.

About 79 dogs will be competing this weekend.

According to the American Kennel Club, all breeds, including mixed breeds, are allowed to compete at these trials.

More advanced dogs compete by obeying commands given by their owners hands.

Competitor, Marsha Rae South says that owners are unable to speak any type command during their time of the floor.

"It goes all the way from beginners to healing on lead and what not to utility which is jumping over jumps. Picking the right article out of ten dumbbells. It's a challenge," South says.

The trials will continue tomorrow from 8:00am until 3:00pm.


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Hardin prison up and running, housing first inmate KRTV News Sat, 30 Aug 2014 3:33:49 PM MTN News - Billings Hardin prison up and running, housing first inmate

HARDIN -- Hardin's Two Rivers Detention Facility is now operating and housing its first inmate.

The $27 million, 92,273 square-foot building on 40 acres has been empty for seven years.

The facility's first inmate arrived on August 21.

"That's a big step for this facility," said Two Rivers Warden Kenneth Keller.

Keller worked with the Wyoming Department of Corrections for 26 years.

He says prisoners in Hardin will be medium to minimum security inmates.

"You won't be seeing a lot violent offenders or long term," Keller said, adding, "The longest term that we would house would be two years."

Two Rivers will do more than house prisoners. The staff will rehabilitate inmates, so they can eventually be productive citizens.

"It doesn't do an individual any good to be thrown in jail and just be housed," Keller said. "They get nothing out of it. They're bored. There's nothing there for them. They really just kind of harden up and keep to themselves," he added.

The prison staff will run a modified intensive treatment program.

It's the same program Emerald Correctional Management uses in its other facilities for people with drug and alcohol addictions.

"Ninety-five percent of these individuals are going to get out from where they're incarcerated," Keller said. "They are going to be your neighbor, my neighbor, somebody's neighbor. So it's important that we use every tool we can, provide them with everything we can to fill their toolbox up. So when they get out, they will be good neighbors," he noted.

Keller expects more prisoners to come to Hardin.

"Our intent is to run at as full capacity as we can," Keller said.

The first inmate comes from North Dakota.

Keller says the Bureau of Indian Affairs has also agreed to house inmates at Two Rivers.


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Butte laundromat burglarized twice in one week, police seek suspect in one incident KRTV News Sat, 30 Aug 2014 2:54:58 PM MTN News - Missoula Butte laundromat burglarized twice in one week, police seek suspect in one incident

BUTTE -- The 24-hour Front Street Laundromat has been burglarized twice this week in two separate incidents.

Reports state that machines were broken into and petty cash was stolen.

On Monday, police arrested a man for breaking into a dryer and taking money from it.

Butte police are still looking for a man who broke into a change machine Friday morning.

Owner Don Heffington says his businesses gets hit by crime about four times each year. "Usually it's just an attempt and they try to break into something," Heffington said. "Once they stole pictures off the wall," he added.

During the incident on Friday, an assailant entered the business with a crowbar and jammed into a change machine and tore it open.

The thief got away with a few hundred dollars.

Heffington says the real cost to his business is the damage to the machines, which are expensive.

"They did a lot of damage," Heffington said, adding, "They didn't get a lot of money they did a lot of damage."

Police released a photo of the suspect taken from the laundromat security video.

"Hopefully we'll be getting some responses from the public who may know or may have seen this individual in the area," said Butte-Silverbow Sheriff Ed Lester.

Heffington said he doesn't want to stop staying open 24 hours a day just because some criminals think his business makes an easy target.

"It's discouraging but you know I really do hate to give up, give in to the scuzz balls," said Heffington. "I do a lot of business at night and I just don't want to give up."


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Suicide reported at Lincoln County Jail KRTV News Sat, 30 Aug 2014 1:22:50 PM MTN News - Missoula Suicide reported at Lincoln County Jail

LIBBY -- A man committed suicide in the Lincoln County jail in northwest Montana on Thursday.

Lincoln County Undersheriff Brent Faulkner says the inmate, whose name has not been released, was found at around 6:00pm.

According to Faulkner, the 55-year-old man had been arrested by Libby police at around 3:30 pm on misdemeanor theft, possession of dangerous drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.

The man also had an arrest warrant out of Oregon.

Faulkner said in a news release that there was no indication that the man was suicidal during the arrest or processing at the jail.

He added that the man appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

The man is not from the Lincoln County area and Faulkner says it appears he had been a transient.

The man's body has been taken to the Montana State Crime Lab in Missoula for an autopsy and the Montana State Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the incident.

The man's name is being withheld pending notification of the family.


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Florence fire holds steady, mountain lion cubs rescued KRTV News Sat, 30 Aug 2014 1:21:21 PM MTN News - Missoula Florence fire holds steady, mountain lion cubs rescued

FLORENCE -- The Three Mile Fire burning in the Sapphire Mountains east of Florence held steady overnight, and firefighters also managed to rescue a pair of mountain lion cubs.

Tod McKay with the Bitterroot National Forest says Friday's quick response to the fire helped to keep the fire from growing larger; an estimated 48 acres have burned so far.

The fire is burning in grass and timber on the Three Mile Wildlife Area, which is managed by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

Resources assigned to the fire include the Lolo Hotshot crew, four engines from the Bitterroot National Forest, and several aircraft.

Engines from the Stevensville, Florence, and Three Mile rural fire departments helped in the initial attack, and McKay says an estimated 20,000 gallons of water and more than 6,000 gallons of fire retardant were dumped on the blaze Friday.

Bitterroot National Forest firefighters rescued a pair of mountain lion cubs Friday afternoon during the initial attack of the fire.

McKay says the kittens, just a few weeks old, were taking shelter under a burning log. Firefighters called in a helicopter bucket drop to douse the log, and the kittens -- although wet from the 600 gallons of water -- were rescued by firefighters.

There's still no word on what sparked the fire; no injuries have been reported, and no structures are currently threatened.

The cubs were brought to the wildlife rehabilitation center in Helena where they will be cared for until they recover and can hopefully be released back into the wild..

Florence fire holds steady, mountain lion cubs rescued

Florence fire holds steady, mountain lion cubs rescued

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Sports Xtra - Video Highlights - Aug 28 KRTV News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:02:27 PM Sports Xtra - Video Highlights - Aug 28



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The Feed: Harp twins; F1 thermography; hovercraft kid; fireworks man; otter dines KRTV News Sat, 30 Aug 2014 9:05:31 AM NICHOLAS DIETZ - CBS NEWS The Feed: Harp twins; F1 thermography; hovercraft kid; fireworks man; otter dines

This week's most popular viral videos include a Star Wars medley played by identical twins with electric harps, an infrared F1 burnout, a homemade hovercraft, a wingsuit flight over the Alps, a fireworks safety suit and an otter that eats like a human.

First up, identical twins Camille and Kennerly strike some interesting poses, give some interesting looks and wear some interesting outfits as they play a Star Wars medley on their electric harps.

FLIR Thermography teamed up with Red Bull to create this visually stunning infrared footage of a Formula 1 car burning out at Gamma Racing Day 2014.

Creative father videopapa built his kids a homemade hovercraft out of some polystyrene insulation board, a powerful hand vacuum and some string to steer it.

Scotty Bob shot this high-energy thrill ride while soaring in a wingsuit over the Alps.

Self-described garage inventor colinfurze creates all sorts of crazy stuff. For his latest trick, he made this safety suit by hydroforming steel with a pressure washer -- all so he could make himself the centerpiece in a fireworks display.

And, apparently, otters can be kept as household pets. In fact, as this video from mixjam11 shows, they can sit up at the kitchen table and eat like humans.

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American pastime rolls back into spotlight KRTV News Sat, 30 Aug 2014 8:49:02 AM Jason Kashdan - CBS News American pastime rolls back into spotlight

An American pastime is on a roll lately. Roller skating is making a comeback.

Whether you know it from Charlie Chaplin's "The Rink" released in 1916 or Olivia Newton-John's 1980 film, "Xanadu," roller skating is embedded in American culture.

While the sport suffered in the last decade, 14 new rinks have opened across the country in the past year, thanks to a collection of avid skaters around the country.

Eighty-one-year-old Lezly Ziering, founder of the Central Park Dance Skaters, has been keeping the sport alive since he first strapped on skates in the 1940s.

After 35 years as a professional dancer, he converted his dance studio into a dance-skate school.

"It was an incredible school, it was known all over the world, and people came from all over the world to Lezly's Dance and Skate School," Ziering said.

Although an accident with one of his derby girls two years ago sidelined his skating career, he still champions the sport. He runs the Crazy Legs Skate Club, a weekly jazz, hip-hop and R&B-fueled skate party.

"It's such a heady thing to see people enjoying what they're doing as much as skaters do," Ziering said. "It's something that fills your whole being and mind and takes over."

For Lola Star, a skating entrepreneur and visionary behind the Dreamland Roller Disco parties, it was pioneers like Ziering who inspired her.

"He's the godfather. He's it," Star said. "He has just done so much to keep roller-skating culture alive."

Born in Detroit, Star's passion for roller-skating was born of a different era.

"I've been really influenced by the '90s. When I was in high school and college I was really involved in the whole rave scene," Star said.

But when Lola opened up her first rink in Coney Island in 2008, roller skating was on the decline. She was forced to close her rink in 2010 because it wasn't financially sustainable.

"A roller rink requires a lot of space, hence a lot of square footage, so it's hard just from a business perspective to make that a viable solution," Lola said.

Michael Feiger, who closed the 60-year-old Empire Roller Rink in 2007, operates New York's newest Pier 2 Roller Rink in Brooklyn Bridge Park. While before he had to charger a higher entrance fee to break even, now he said families are the key to bringing the sport back to spotlight.

"In the roller skating business, we can do good," Feiger said. "We can be the center of the community, we can be a place where kids can come and be safe and have a good time."

Now it's up to people like Ziering, Lola and Feiger to keep the trend going.

"I think that there's a big opportunity to come back in a big way and reinvent itself and be a new type of experience, because I think the need is out there and I think people are ready for it," Lola said.

Speaking from his years of wisdom, Ziering assured, "I don't think anything where people move can die."


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Classes begin at Great Falls Central Catholic High School KRTV News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:04:18 PM Jennifer Walter - Great Falls Classes begin at Great Falls Central Catholic High School

GREAT FALLS -- Classes begin next week for Great Falls public schools, but the new school year is already underway at Great Falls Central Catholic High School, where classes began on Wednesday.

On Wednesday students were met at the door with a warm welcome from their peers in an attempt to smooth out the transition of newcomers joining the student body, including freshman and a number of exchange students.

Principal Vickie Donisthorpe said the new year is off to a great start: "We had a great first day of school. The students are very excited to be back. We did join together for an all-school assembly because we have a very diverse population this year, and we had students that have traveled from Germany and China. We do have some students here on an F1 visa which allows them to be here multiple years. So at the assembly we not only welcomed them but partnered up our students that have been here before and our brand-new students and welcome them in. We had breakfast and a time for kids to get to know each other."

Central Catholic is located several blocks south of Benefis hospital.



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Construction continues on Highway 200 KRTV News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 9:49:11 PM MTN News - Helena Construction continues on Highway 200

LINCOLN -- Major construction on Highway 200 west of Rogers Pass will continue in to fall, with a lot of work left to do before winter hits.

Traffic this Labor Day weekend will have to allow extra time for travel through the area.

Work started last spring on an 8-mile stretch of Highway 200 just east of Lincoln.

Crews are working to rebuild the entire roadbed as well as widen shoulders, and construct a new bridge over Alice Creek.

The contractor is also installing several wildlife crossings.

On weekdays the work could extend travel time by 30 minutes or more.

Travelers should plan extra time if traveling through the area and watch out for warning signs.

Construction will continue into the fall, presenting some slowdowns for Griz fans using Highway 200 as well as hunters and other traffic.


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KRTV 10pm Top Stories-Fri Aug 29 KRTV News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 9:47:46 PM KRTV 10pm Top Stories-Fri Aug 29

More charges for Sanchez: Adam Sanchez, the man charged with killing Cascade County Sheriff's Deputy Joseph Dunn, is facing more charges related to the case. Click here for details.

Body Cameras: Law enforcement officers in Montana address the benefits and costs of body cameras worn on officers. Click here for details.

Hickman retires: A three-decade long career with the Great Falls Police Department will come to an end Sunday as Sergeant Chris Hickman will retire. Click here to read more.

Interim Chancellor: Greg Kegel, a longtime MSU-Northern faculty member and dean, will take over for James Limbaugh as interim chancellor at MSU-Northern.


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Fairburn pleads not guilty to 2010 firearm thefts KRTV News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 9:29:49 PM Dennis Carlson - Helena Fairburn pleads not guilty to 2010 firearm thefts

HELENA -- Calob Fairburn appeared in Lewis & Clark County District Court Thursday on charges related to a 2010 firearms burglary.

Calob Fairburn plead not guilty to felony charges of burglary and two counts of theft this week in Judge Jeffrey Sherlock's court.

Fairburn is a suspect in a 2010 burglary that netted nearly two dozen firearms.

He is scheduled to go to trial in November.

Prosecutors say that Fairburn broke in to a home in Augusta in 2010 and stole six shotguns, ten rifles, and two handguns.

Fairburn and a fellow suspect were arrested in an Idaho casino later that year.

If convicted on all three counts, Fairburn could face up to 40 years in prison.

(May 25, 2010) An apparent theft of weapons in Augusta has authorities from Helena to Great Falls on the lookout.

On May 20th, over $16,000 worth of rifles, handguns, shotguns, TV equipment, and jewelry were discovered missing from a building on Clemens Road in Augusta.

According to Lewis & Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton, two men are believed to have stolen the items and fled to Craig, where they stole a white 1986 Toyota pickup truck and then rented a hotel room.

The men gave the hotel fake names, but were caught on surveillance video. Authorities believe the two men were headed north toward Great Falls, and they are considered armed and dangerous.

The surveillance video shows that one of the men has a goatee and was wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans, and a black and gray baseball cap with a skull and cross-bones on the front. He has tattoos on both arms and a tattoo on his left hand.

The second man also has a goatee and was wearing a white hoodie, blue jeans, and a black baseball cap with white lettering.

Sheriff Dutton asks that anyone who encounters these men to call 911 or local law-enforcement immediately.

We will update you shortly as we learn more details.

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