KRTV 5:30 News and Video (Wed Apr 15)

Posted at 6:18 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 20:31:27-04

GREAT FALLS — KRTV 5:30 News and Video for Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

  • The IRS has launched a website that allows Americans to track the status of their stimulus checks - click here for details.
  • There have been a total of 404 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Montana, an increase of five since Tuesday. There have been seven deaths to date (source/map). There have been three deaths in Toole County, and one each in Lincoln County, Madison County, Missoula County, and Flathead County. There have now been 51 hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients in Montana; 21 of those are considered "active hospitalizations." There have been a total of 209 recovered patients. Click here for more details.
  • Earlier this week, the staff at Box Elder Public Schools tried something a little different. They posted a video on social media offering encouragement to students by singing “Lean On Me” on a Zoom chat. Click here to read more.
  • The Great Falls Police Department hosted a luncheon today to celebrate Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week. Keirston Sapp explained, "It means a lot if I'm doing something I love. I'm around small furry creatures I love. I'm doing what I have always wanted to do. I have always wanted to work with animals, and I finally got that."