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. () () Fri, 1 Aug 2014 05:08:16 GMT Synapse CMS 10 KRTV.com http://www.krtv.com/ 144 25 KRTV 10pm Top Stories-Thu Jul 31 http://www.krtv.com/news/krtv-10pm-top-stories-thu-jul-31/ http://www.krtv.com/news/krtv-10pm-top-stories-thu-jul-31/ KRTV News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:54:06 PM KRTV 10pm Top Stories-Thu Jul 31

Ulm Vaughn rollover: A teenage boy was injured Thursday evening after getting pinned under a pickup truck.  Click here to read more.

Neihart fatal crash: A 68-year-old White Sulphur Springs man died in a rollover crash Thursday morning near Neihart.  Click here to read more.

Murder Trial: The trial of Joseph Campbell, the Augusta-area man accused of killing his neighbor Timothy Newman over a property dispute, has been delayed until next year. Click here for details.

Howard in court: Court documents say Nathan Howard posed as a State I-T staff member to gain access to several rooms in the Cascade County courthouse before becoming disruptive.  Click here to read more.

Stefani arraigned: A Great falls man pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from two meth labs discovered in earlier in July.

Blaine County tornado: Some KRTV viewers got the opportunity to witness a brief - and thankfully very weak - tornado on Thursday.  Click here to read more and see photos.

Red Horse targeted: Montana's U.S. Senators are trying to head off a Pentagon proposal for a significant reduction to the 819th Red Horse Squadron at Malmstrom Air Force Base.  Click here to read more.

C-130 upgrades: Senator Jon Tester introduced a bill Thursday that aims to extend the lifespan of the C-130 cargo fleet.

Bullhook Health Center: The Bullhook Community Health Center has opened its new facility on 4th Street in Havre.

AT&T upgrades: AT&T customers may have noticed some changes in their service Thursday now that 4G LTE is available in some parts of Great Falls.  Click here to read more.


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Raptors sign former Griz guard Cherry http://www.krtv.com/news/raptors-sign-former-griz-guard-cherry/ http://www.krtv.com/news/raptors-sign-former-griz-guard-cherry/ KRTV News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:51:52 PM Derek Buerkle - MTN Sports Raptors sign former Griz guard Cherry

MISSOULA -- Former University of Montana Grizzlies point guard Will Cherry has achieved his goal.

According to Yahoo! Sports, Cherry will play for the Toronto Raptors. Citing sources, Marc Spears claims Cherry will sign a two-year contract worth the NBA minimum.

He caught plenty of attention with an outstanding performance in the NBA Summer League. Cherry looked like he belonged while playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, twice scoring 21 points in Las Vegas.

He also had a very successful stint in the NBA Development League at the end of last season, starting for the Canton Charge during a playoff run.

Cherry became Montana's all-time leader in steals as a 4-year starter in Missoula. The Oakland native broke his foot in a pickup game before his senior season. He came back later in the year, but was never fully healthy. He took a shot with the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2013 Summer League, but barely saw the floor . After that, Cherry had surgery. He told MTN Sports he finally felt 100 percent before his trip to Vegas, and it showed.

It appears Cherry will become the first former Grizzly to play in the NBA since Larry Krystkowiak.


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Colorado man dies in rollover crash near Broadus http://www.krtv.com/news/colorado-man-dies-in-rollover-crash-near-broadus/ http://www.krtv.com/news/colorado-man-dies-in-rollover-crash-near-broadus/ KRTV News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 9:08:27 PM MTN News - Billings Colorado man dies in rollover crash near Broadus

BILLINGS -- A Colorado man died in a crash about seven miles north of Broadus in southeast Montana on Thursday.

The crash happened at around 9:20 a.m. on Highway 59 North at mile marker 71 according to the Montana Highway Patrol.

A 2004 Chevrolet pick-up was heading north when the driver lost control; the truck went to the right and rolled.

MHP Trooper John Nickelson says one man was thrown from the truck and died.

Another man was taken to Holy Rosary in Miles City and then transferred to a hospital in Billings.

Nickelson says it is unknown which man was the driver and which was the passenger.

Both men are from Colorado.

The MHP does not yet know if speed or alcohol were factors, or if either man was wearing a seatbelt.

The name of the man who died has not yet been released.


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Teen dies in crash in southeast Montana http://www.krtv.com/news/teen-dies-in-crash-in-southeast-montana/ http://www.krtv.com/news/teen-dies-in-crash-in-southeast-montana/ KRTV News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 9:03:36 PM MTN News - Billings Teen dies in crash in southeast Montana

BILLINGS -- A South Dakota teenager died in a head-on crash near Alzada on Thursday.

The Montana Highway Patrol reports the crash happened on Highway 212 at mile marker 13, about three miles east of Alzada at around noon.

A 2014 Chevy Cruze was heading east on 212. The car veered into the westbound lane and hit a small 1993 Chevrolet pickup head-on.

A 16-year old boy from Belle Fourche, South Dakota, was driving the pickup and died.

The Belfush EMS took a 31-year old Tacoma, Washington, man to a hospital in Spearfish.

Alzada is just north of the Wyoming state line and east of the South Dakota state line.

Authorities have not yet released the name of the victim.


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Viewers spot a tornado in northern Montana on Thursday http://www.krtv.com/news/viewers-spot-a-tornado-in-northern-montana-on-thursday/ http://www.krtv.com/news/viewers-spot-a-tornado-in-northern-montana-on-thursday/ KRTV News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 7:11:40 PM Meteorologist Mike Rawlins Viewers spot a tornado in northern Montana on Thursday

GREAT FALLS -- Some lucky KRTV viewers were in the right place at the right time on Thursday afternoon and were able to witness a brief, weak tornado that developed in Blaine County.

According to viewer Scott Baker, he spotted the tornado between 5:10 and 5:15 p.m. on Thursday about 10 miles east of Savoy between Harlem and Dodson.

Baker says dust was being kicked up by the tornado, however since it formed in an open field, no buildings were damaged and no one was injured.

The National Weather Service is investigating the reported tornado and will provide additional details in the coming days.

STORMTracker meteorologist Mike Rawlins says the tornado will likely be rated EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, with wind speeds less than 85 mph.

Here are the photos sent in by KRTV viewers:

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Here's an animation from the STORMTracker Doppler Network of the storms around that time period:

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White Sulphur Springs man dies in rollover crash near Neihart http://www.krtv.com/news/white-sulphur-springs-man-dies-in-rollover-crash-near-neihart/ http://www.krtv.com/news/white-sulphur-springs-man-dies-in-rollover-crash-near-neihart/ KRTV News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 6:58:18 PM DaVonté McKenith White Sulphur Springs man dies in rollover crash near Neihart

GREAT FALLS -- A 68-year-old man from White Sulphur Springs died in a rollover crash along U.S. Highway 89 near Neihart.

The one-vehicle rollover happened Thursday at around 2:30 a.m. near mile marker 34.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, the driver of the Chevy Camaro was headed south when he drifted off the road, over-corrected, and slid off the east edge of the road, causing the car to roll over onto its roof.

Authorities say the driver was partially thrown and pinned beneath the vehicle.

Initial reports indicate extrication was needed.

Officials have confirmed that alcohol was a factor in the crash; speed was not. The MHP has not yet said whether he was wearing a seatbelt.

The man's name has not yet been released.

We will update you when we get more information.


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New details on arrest of Howard following courthouse disturbance http://www.krtv.com/news/new-details-on-arrest-of-howard-following-courthouse-disturbance/ http://www.krtv.com/news/new-details-on-arrest-of-howard-following-courthouse-disturbance/ KRTV News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 6:52:02 PM Joe Huisinga (joe@krtv.com) New details on arrest of Howard following courthouse disturbance

GREAT FALLS -- New information has been released about the arrest of Nathan Howard on Tuesday.

Howard was arrested after pounding on doors and breaking into rooms in the county courthouse in downtown Great Falls.

It happened just after 5 p.m. when most employees had left the courthouse; several workers still inside reported seeing a man in a yellow shirt breaking into rooms, putting things in his pockets, and screaming.

Howard started on the first floor and then moved to the second floor, and at one point stood on top of a judge's bench and began yelling.

Judge Greg Pinski confronted Howard to get him out of the courthouse; Howard reportedly yelled profanities, and then ran away and out of the building.

He was arrested a few minutes later at 220 2nd Street North.

Court documents say that Howard posed as a state information technology worker to gain access to several rooms before becoming disruptive.

Deputies say Howard said he was seeing the judge to "get justice" and that he had been sexually assaulted by the court.

Howard, 22 years old, reportedly had several items from the courthouse in his pockets including a can of sugar and items from the law library.

Howard was also arrested in May and charged with assaulting a peace officer, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct; click here for details.

Following Tuesday'ss incident, some new security measures have been put in place at the courthouse. 

Doors with keypads have been placed in front of judges' offices that will eventually allow courthouse staff to control who is able to enter.

The security walls have been in place for a couple months but the secure doors had not been installed prior to Tuesdays disturbance.


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Driver died of medical condition which caused crash http://www.krtv.com/news/driver-died-of-medical-condition-which-caused-crash/ http://www.krtv.com/news/driver-died-of-medical-condition-which-caused-crash/ KRTV News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 6:42:16 PM KRTV Driver died of medical condition which caused crash

GREAT FALLS -- Edwin Rennick has been identified as the man who died in a crash near Wolf Point on Tuesday night.

The Montana Highway Patrol says that an autopsy shows that Rennick, 63 years old, died from a medical condition, and not the injuries he sustained in the crash; it's believed that the medical condition is what caused the crash.

The vehicle struck a reflector post and continued for another 800 feet before striking a fence and coming to a stop.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Rennick was driving east on U.S. Highway 2 near mile marker 596 when his vehicle drifted off the north-side and struck a fence.

The MHP is continuing its investigation.

 


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RED HORSE unit at Malmstrom targeted by budget cuts http://www.krtv.com/news/red-horse-unit-at-malmstrom-targeted-by-budget-cuts/ http://www.krtv.com/news/red-horse-unit-at-malmstrom-targeted-by-budget-cuts/ KRTV News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 6:33:11 PM Joel Lundstad RED HORSE unit at Malmstrom targeted by budget cuts

GREAT FALLS -- Montana's U.S. Senators are trying to head off a Pentagon proposal for a significant reduction to the 819th RED HORSE unit at Malmstrom Air Force Base.

RED HORSE units are the Air Force's heavy construction teams that can be deployed anywhere in the world quickly for construction and engineering projects.

Under the Department of Defense's proposed 2015 budget, Malmstrom stands to lose 155 of the squadron's 411 personnel.

The funding reduction is part of overall plan to cut defense spending as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are ending.

But U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) says the budget process has been less than transparent, saying that proposed cuts have been made without any meaningful dialogue about the future of the RED HORSE unit and without any determination about whether the cuts address the nation's strategic needs and deliver significant savings.

Tester said, "The RED HORSE Squadron provides Montana and our country with an incredible asset. I am actively working to ensure that the manpower at Malmstrom and MANG are not reduced. I will continue to demand transparency from the Air Force and will fight to make sure that RED HORSE remains a vital part of our national defense."

Tester met with Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James on Wednesday to to discuss the issue.

Tester and U.S. Senator John Walsh (D-MT) have already offered an amendment that would limit funding for RED HORSE unit transfers until the Air Force submits a report to Congress on how those moves fit in with the overall plan for restructuring.

And if you've ever wondered what RED HORSE means: Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers (learn more here).


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Teen injured in crash west of Great Falls http://www.krtv.com/news/teen-injured-in-crash-west-of-great-falls/ http://www.krtv.com/news/teen-injured-in-crash-west-of-great-falls/ KRTV News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 6:08:18 PM Shannon Newth, Scott Dillon Teen injured in crash west of Great Falls

GREAT FALLS -- A teen was injured when a Toyota pickup truck crashed west of Great Falls on Thursday evening.

The crash was reported to the Montana Highway Patrol just after 6 p.m. on Ulm-Vaughn Road near McIver Road.

There were three teens in the truck -- two in the cab, and one in the bed.

The MHP says that the driver was making a right-hand turn, lost control on the gravel, and over-corrected, sending the truck into a roll.

The teen in in the bed of pickup tried to jump out, but got pinned under the truck; he was taken to Benefis hospital in Great Falls. The nature and extent of the teen's injuries has not been disclosed.

The MHP was assisted at the scene by the Vaughn Fire Department.

Authorities have not released the names of any of the three people involved.

We will update you if we get more information.

 


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Obituary: Violet Tabaracci http://www.krtv.com/news/obituary-violet-tabaracci/ http://www.krtv.com/news/obituary-violet-tabaracci/ KRTV News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 5:47:26 PM O'Connor Funeral Home Obituary: Violet Tabaracci

Violet Tabaracci, 85, of Great Falls passed away Monday, July 28, 2014 of natural causes at Benefis.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 1, 2014 at 10 am at O'Connor Memorial Chapel. Arrangements will take place under the direction of O'Connor Funeral Home.

Violet was born on December 7, 1928, to Minnie and Carlo Tabaracci in Stockett.

Violet worked at Commercial Credit Union for two years before working at the First National Bank (U.S. Bank) for 39 years.

Click here to read the complete obituary and to share condolences.


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Obituary: Angeline M. Heavyrunner Jensen http://www.krtv.com/news/obituary-angeline-m-heavyrunner-jensen/ http://www.krtv.com/news/obituary-angeline-m-heavyrunner-jensen/ KRTV News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 5:26:45 PM Croxford Funeral Home Obituary: Angeline M. Heavyrunner Jensen

Angeline M. Heavyrunner Jensen, 83, of Sun Prairie, peacefully passed over to join her spiritual family on Sunday morning, July 27, 2014. She passed at her home with her children in attendance.

A Wake is scheduled for Thursday, July 31 at 7pm at Glacier Home Center in Browning with a Rosary on Sunday, August 3 at 7pm. The Funeral Mass is Monday, August 4 at 3pm at Little Flower Parish in Browning.

Angie was born on August 7, 1930 to Joe and Mary Heavyrunner. She was raised at their homestead on Cut Bank Creek and attended schools in Browning. Angie married Richard "Dick" Jensen in Cardston, Alberta and together they raised their 10 children. They lived in Cut Bank and Vaughn before settling in Sun Prairie.

For close to 20 years she was not only a housekeeper, but a natural good will ambassador between the Columbus Hospital staff and the many families who were sent there from Browning for critical health care.

Click here to read the complete obituary and share condolences.

 


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KRTV Evening Top News - Thu Jul 31 http://www.krtv.com/news/krtv-evening-top-news-thu-jul-31/ http://www.krtv.com/news/krtv-evening-top-news-thu-jul-31/ KRTV News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 5:23:19 PM KRTV Evening Top News - Thu Jul 31

GREAT FALLS -- Top news on KRTV for the evening of Thursday, July 31, 2014:

- Montana's U.S. Senators are trying to head off a Pentagon proposal for a significant reduction to the 819th RED HORSE unit at Malmstrom Air Force Base. Click here for details.

- A 68-year-old man from White Sulphur Springs died in a rollover crash along U.S. Highway 89 near Neihart. Click here to read more.

- Edwin Rennick has been identified as the man who died in a crash near Wolf Point on Tuesday. Click here to read more.

- New information has been released about the arrest of Nathan Howard on Tuesday; he was arrested after pounding on doors, breaking into rooms, and screaming profanities in the county courthouse. Click here for details.

- Health and child advocates are aiming to raise awareness and educate about the dangers of leaving children in hot cars as part of National Heatstroke Prevention Day. Click here for details.

- Live from the Montana State Fair -- Shannon Newth talks with Lacey Gallagher about "Tough Enough To Wear Pink" (and also gets lassoed!)

 


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Accused kidnapper Hale released on his own recognizance http://www.krtv.com/news/accused-kidnapper-hale-released-on-his-own-recognizance/ http://www.krtv.com/news/accused-kidnapper-hale-released-on-his-own-recognizance/ KRTV News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 5:15:58 PM Dennis Carlson - Helena Accused kidnapper Hale released on his own recognizance

HELENA -- Cecil Hale, the Lincoln-area man accused of trying to kidnap a woman during the "Dynamite Dash" run in early July, has been released on his own recognizance.

Hale is charged with felony attempted kidnapping for allegedly trying to grab a female contestant while she was running in the half-marathon race.

Hale plead not guilty to the charge on Thursday, and Judge Kathy Seeley set Hale's bond at $20,000.

Hale's defense attorney told Judge Seeley that Hale is not a flight risk, has only one felony on his record, and could live with his brother in Helena.

Prosecutors say the victim in the case is terrified at the prospect of Hale's release.

Hale's defense attorney said there's no evidence to show a violent crime was contemplated in this case -- just that Hale was extremely drunk at the time.

Judge Seeley said while she didn't want to minimize the victim's fears, she granted the defense motion, with a long string of conditions, ordering the defendant to live in Helena, enroll in the 24/7 sobriety program, and prohibiting Hale from being anywhere in the Lincoln area.

Trial has been set for November 3rd.

Hale faces a sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000 if convicted.

 


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Campbell murder trial postponed until July 2015 http://www.krtv.com/news/campbell-murder-trial-postponed-until-july-2015/ http://www.krtv.com/news/campbell-murder-trial-postponed-until-july-2015/ KRTV News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 5:05:18 PM Dennis Carlson - Helena Campbell murder trial postponed until July 2015

HELENA -- The trial of Joseph Campbell, the Augusta-area man accused of killing his neighbor Timothy Newman over a property dispute, has been delayed until next year.

A four-person legal team for Campbell asked District Judge Jeffrey Sherlock for a continuance in the case, saying they needed more time to prepare for trial; the trial had originally been scheduled to begin in November 2014.

Campbell's team said there are 84 people listed as potential witnesses in the case and they need to review the evidence generated by multiple experts in the case, including a shooting reconstructionist.

Prosecutors say Campbell shot Newman in the back after they argued over a locked gate in October 2013; Campbell claimed Newman threatened him.

The two men had been engaged in a long-running dispute over access to public lands on the Diamond Bar X subdivision.

Judge Sherlock granted the motion and a trial date has been set for July 6th, 2015.

The trial is expected to last two to three weeks.

Campbell remains free on $300,000 bond.

Click here to read the charging document.


(December 22, 2013) Officials continue to investigate the fatal shooting of Timothy Newman, who was killed southwest of Augusta near Falls Creek in October.

In the meantime, Newman's wife Jackie has filed a civil suit against Joseph Campbell of Great Falls claiming the wrongful death of her husband.

Campbell has claimed responsibility for shooting 53-year-old Newman twice in the chest.

However, he says it was in self-defense.

Both men were armed at the time of the confrontation that ended fatally near a locked gate on a trail that Campbell claimed was his right to close off.

Lewis & Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton said his department's investigation is complete and he has turned the case over to the Attorney General's office.

It is now up to them to determine if any charges will be filed.

Sheriff Dutton says that the concerned area has been very turbulent over property disputes in the past but this is the first time it's turned deadly.

Signs are posted to the Diamond Bar X Ranch only giving permission to certain people in the area to enter.

While Joseph Campbell's name is listed on the signs, the deceased, Timothy Newman's is not.


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Lockwood man charged after shooting girlfriend http://www.krtv.com/news/lockwood-man-charged-after-shooting-girlfriend/ http://www.krtv.com/news/lockwood-man-charged-after-shooting-girlfriend/ KRTV News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 4:57:16 PM Victoria Hill - Billings Lockwood man charged after shooting girlfriend

BILLINGS -- Christopher Ryan Gross, who claims to have accidentally shot his girlfriend in the chin, has been charged with felony criminal endangerment.

Gross, 27, appeared before Judge Pedro Hernandez in Yellowstone County Justice Court on Thursday afternoon; his bond was set at $25,000.

Gross was taken into custody Wednesday after he called 911 to report the shooting.

Court documents state when deputies arrived at a home on the 1600 block of Canary Avenue in Lockwood, Gross appeared to be intoxicated and had blood on his arms and pants.

Gross pointed to a female sitting on the couch. She had a bullet wound on her chin and kept telling deputies "it hurts," documents state.

The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment. Court documents state it is likely the bullet traveled to her spine and would require surgery.

Deputies found a handgun on the floor along with a spent shell casing.

The deputies conducted a portable breath test and Gross' blood-alcohol level was recorded at 0.22 percent, nearly three times above the legal limit for diving, documents state.

Gross told deputies that he was upset about the government and called a Billings television station to give them a statement about his past military experience.

Documents state Gross wanted to give a statement to his girlfriend so he got his gun from a cabinet in the kitchen.

"The defendant admitted that he did not check to see if the gun was loaded," court documents state. "The defendant stated that he was sitting on the couch swinging the gun up and down. The defendant stated the gun went off hitting (his girlfriend)."

Hernandez scheduled Gross to appear for arraignment in District Court on August 7.

 


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Lost & Found Pets http://www.krtv.com/news/lost-and-found-pets-64296/ http://www.krtv.com/news/lost-and-found-pets-64296/ KRTV News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 2:55:59 PM KRTV Lost & Found Pets

GREAT FALLS -- KRTV gets reports every day of missing pets from viewers in and around Great Falls.

Occasionally, we are able to share photos and details of lost pets on the KRTV Facebook page, but due to the large number of them, we can't do that in every case. We make exceptions in unusual situations, such as a recent one that involved a small dog that had recently had one of its legs amputated and yet managed to run away from home. Fortunately, he was found and brought home safely.

We encourage people to post photos and details of lost/missing pets in the Lost & Found section of KRTV.com.

Another option is to use the Facebook page called Great Falls Lost & Found Pets; click here. 

Here are some of the most recent reported lost pets:

Tank is missingFrom Stephanie Tylinski: This is Tank. Missing from Fox Farm area. Utility workers failed to close my gate while doing work in my back yard on 7/30. He's a border collie blue heeler mix. 11 months old. He does have ID tags on. He's a pretty sketchy character. Please contact me with any information. 868-2797




Missing little ferretFrom William Hodgkinson: Ferret got out the night of Wednesday the 30th. He has a white face with a white blaze mark on his neck, otherwise he is cream colored with black markings on his feet and back. He's very friendly, but deaf. We are offering a reward. If found please call 970-443-0893



Tipper is missingFrom Laurie Otis-Rivera: We haven't seen our cat "Tipper" since Sunday, July 27th. We're staying in Dawn Court, in Belview Palasades, visiting my parents. She's from Miles City and not familiar with her surroundings. She's about 5-6 years old and a little fat. She is spayed and had a pink collar on with a bell. She has a wonderful home and three kids that love her very much. If found, please call 406-951-0146 or 406-454-2718.


Pointer is missingMelissa & Bryan Hammond: Male English pointer is MISSING... Lost south of town past Ayrshire Dairy since Sunday. Please contact with any info. 231-2686. Thanks!


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AT&T now offering 4G LTE in parts of Great Falls http://www.krtv.com/news/atandt-now-offering-4g-lte-in-parts-of-great-falls/ http://www.krtv.com/news/atandt-now-offering-4g-lte-in-parts-of-great-falls/ KRTV News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 1:04:23 PM DaVonté McKenith AT&T now offering 4G LTE in parts of Great Falls

GREAT FALLS - Some AT&T wireless customers may have noticed some faster connections on Thursday, now that it has expanded 4G LTE coverage in Great Falls.

The company has activated a new mobile internet cell site, and the company say the upgrade will provide enhanced coverage primarily along the west side of Great Falls, including the Fox Farm neighborhood and Great Falls International Airport.

4G LTE provides faster network capabilities to smart phones, tablets, and wireless hotspots.

AT&T says that coverage areas will continue to be added in the upcoming months.

"Demand for wireless speed is growing rapidly, and we are excited to bring these super-fast speeds to residents and businesses in Central Montana," said Tara Thue, Director of External Affairs for AT&T Montana.


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Bullhook Community Health Center opens in Havre http://www.krtv.com/news/bullhook-community-health-center-opens-in-havre/ http://www.krtv.com/news/bullhook-community-health-center-opens-in-havre/ KRTV News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 1:01:12 PM DaVonté McKenith Bullhook Community Health Center opens in Havre

HAVRE -- The Bullhook Community Health Center has opened its new facility on 4th Street in Havre.

In July 2013, the center had a ground-breaking ceremony for the 18,000-square foot building.

The new health complex is expected to help more than 7,000 residents, nearly double its previous capacity.

Clinic officials say their short-term goal is to ensure more accessible health care by offering a central facility, and are planning more long-term goals.

Cindy Smith, the CEO of the facility, explained, "We took all the equipment that we had at both places and bought it here. So, (for example), all the dental, we bought all five (operating machines) from the atrium, and they were all moved here - and we added three more. So now we have enough room for three dentists and two hygienists. We are excited about that because every day we have probably over five walk-ins for dental care, and our dentists are always saying there is still a huge need we are trying to fill."

The clinic is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For more information, call 406-265-4541, or click here to visit the website, which includes this information:

If I have private insurance can I still come to the Bullhook community health center?

-- Yes, the Bullhook Community Health Center offers billing to all private insurance.

Can I still come to the Bullhook Community Health Center even if I am not low income?

-- Yes, everyone is welcome at the Bullhook Community Health Center regardless of their financial status. Low income patients may qualify for the sliding fee scale if they are at or below the federal poverty guidelines.

How does the sliding fee scale work?

-- Patients bring in proof of income, usually three consecutive paycheck stubs or the most recent tax return for all adults in their household that bring in income. For patients without this documentation, our administrative staff can assist you. Once a patient's income is established, our staff can determine which sliding scale category you fall into and then calculate the discount you are eligible to receive.

 


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National Heatstroke Prevention Day http://www.krtv.com/news/national-heatstroke-prevention-day/ http://www.krtv.com/news/national-heatstroke-prevention-day/ KRTV News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:34:21 PM Matt Jones National Heatstroke Prevention Day

GREAT FALLS -- Health and child advocates are aiming to raise awareness and educate about the dangers of leaving children in hot cars as part of National Heatstroke Prevention Day.

Last year, at least 44 children died after being left in unattended vehicles and so far this year, there have already been 19 deaths caused by car-induced heatstroke.

Even if the windows are cracked and the air conditioner is left on, children should never be left inside a closed vehicle during the summer.

Although the actual air temperature might be in the 90s, the temperature inside a closed vehicle can quickly climb to 130 degrees or higher in a short period of time.

Since heatstroke can come on suddenly, it's important for both adults and children to know the symptoms and to know when they need to seek medical treatment.

Tanya Houston of the Cascade City-County Health Department said, "Whether you're talking about heat exhaustion or heatstroke or something else, the symptoms can vary but really if you're having persistent symptoms or if you're feeling fatigue, nausea, excessive sweating, something along those lines. If it's very persistent, you are going to want to go ahead and get medical treatment because it can be very serious."

If you do find a child in a locked, unattended vehicle without a parent nearby, you should dial 911 immediately.

A child in distress due to heat should be removed from the vehicle as quickly as possible and rapidly cooled.

Click here to read more at the Mayo Clinic website, and click here for more information at SafeKids.org.


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