Nov 8, 2012 8:42 PM by KRTV

KRTV Evening Top Stories (Thu Nov 8)

Top stories on KRTV for the evening of Thursday, November 8, 2012.

- Winter Watch: A strong winter storm has arrived as predicted, bringing with it several inches of snow, sub-freezing temperatures, and lots of dangerous roads.

- OPI Race: Montanans are still waiting to find out who will be the next state Superintendent of Public Instruction. As of 4 pm, incumbent Denise Juneau (D) is leading challenger Sandy Welch (R) by 1,599 votes. The current tally has Juneau with 231,976 votes (50.09%), and Welch 230,377 (49.75%). The delay in determining the outcome can be found in Yellowstone County, where election officials are still counting about 40,000 ballots.

- Teen Drivers: A national teen driving safety program called Driving Skills For Life is working with the Great Falls high schools this week to emphasize real-world driving situations and how to stay safe on the road. The students who signed up to participate were able to get into the cars and test their skills at vehicle handling, impaired driving, and driving distractions in a safe environment.

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