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Jan 22, 2013 9:04 PM by KRTV

KRTV Evening Top Stories - Tue Jan 22

Top stories on KRTV for the evening of Tuesday, January 22, 2013.

- Rollover: One person was taken to Benefis hospital following a one-vehicle rollover on River Drive. Authorities have not yet released information about the nature or extent of injuries.

- Power: A power outage hit the west side of Great Falls, affecting businesses and homes. Power was restored within a couple of hours.

- Court: Jonathan James Karasevich, a suspect in the rape of a child in Delaware, made his initial court appearance in Great Falls on Tuesday. Karsevich, an airman assigned to Malmstrom Air Force Base, is facing 16 charges of first-degree rape; one charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child; one charge of sexual solicitation of a child; and one charge of endangering the welfare of a child. Click here to read more.

- Yancy: Yancy, the only trained arson dog in Montana, has to go back to Maine. Doug Bennyhoff, who announced his retirement last week as the Great Falls Fire Marshal, was the only person trained to work with Yancy. Bennyhoff's announcement came just days after he was charged in connection with the September death of Orville Jones (click to read more). Now, the city tells KRTV that the golden lab will not stay in Montana. Logistics of how the dog will make it back to Maine have yet to be determined, but city staff expect to work out those details within the next few days. Click here to read more.

- Debate: Today marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and protesters and supporters alike gathered across the nation, all of them wanting their voices heard. In Great Falls, Kate Nessan of Planned Parenthood said, "Planned Parenthood recognizes the importance of Roe v. Wade and insuring privacy for women to make their own medical decisions. Planned Parenthood feels it's vital to ensure these rights." Bonnie Mitchell of Echoz Pregnancy Center said, "Since abortion was legalized in America, more than 30 million women have had over 55 million abortions. Ten percent of women by the age of 20 have had an abortion and by the time they're thirty that rises to 25 percent."

- MATL: The Montana-Alberta Tie Line (MATL) is now just weeks away from being put to use, even though work on the Canadian side of the line won't be finished until next year. Reporter Beth Beechie takes a look at how the line will impact our community and economy once it's up and running.

- Special Delivery: At-home births are growing in popularity, but for many new parents, having a baby outside of the hospital is not their first option. Last week, John Monk and Jessica Bury had to improvise as their new addition just couldn't wait - their baby was born in the front seat of their mini-van.

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