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Major repairs planned for rugged Many Glacier Road in 2020

Dec. 15, 2019 9:06 PM EST

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — One of Glacier National Park’s most infamous thoroughfares is scheduled for a much-needed face lift next year. Many Glacier Road, which provides access to the popular Many Glacier Hotel and some of the park’s most well trafficked hikes, will be closed to vehicles from...

Montana boy found safe after kidnapping during car theft

Dec. 15, 2019 5:17 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A 7-year-old Montana boy was safely returned to his family after being kidnapped during a car theft, authorities said. The boy was in a car taken from a Burger King in Billings around 6 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. The boy was located unharmed after he was let out of the car...

Former University of Montana soccer coach's lawsuit dropped

Dec. 14, 2019 3:57 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by a former University of Montana women's soccer coach who claimed the school illegally released information saying he used his work-issued cellphone to contact escort services during recruiting trips to Las Vegas. Missoula District...

Teenage girl dies in hit-and-run crash in northern Montana

Dec. 14, 2019 2:29 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old girl was killed in a hit-and-run crash in northern Montana. The Great Falls Tribune reports the girl, whose name and hometown have not been released, was struck when she ran into a road near Rocky Boy in Hill County late Thursday night. She was thrown...

Montana home evacuated after bear spray explodes in oven

Dec. 14, 2019 1:52 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Authorities say a home in southern Montana was evacuated after a can of bear spray exploded in a warming oven. Graver Johnson, battalion chief with the Bozeman Fire Department, says three fire engines were sent to the home Tuesday because it was initially thought that the structure...

Weber State outlasts Montana 17-10 in FCS quarterfinals

Dec. 14, 2019 1:16 AM EST

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Ja'Kobe Harris blocked a punt and recovered it in the end zone early in the fourth quarter and No. 3 seed Weber State beat No. 6 seed Montana 17-10 in the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs on Friday night. Harris' touchdown gave the Wildcats a 17-7 lead with 9:41 left in the game. The...

Ifanse leads Montana State into FCS semis with 24-10 win

Dec. 14, 2019 12:45 AM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Isaiah Ifanse ran for 196 yards and a touchdown and passed for a touchdown to lead Montana State to a 24-10 win over Austin Peay in the FCS quarterfinals on Friday night. The fifth-seeded Bobcats (11-3) will next take on the winner of Saturday’s game between Illinois State and...

Ifanse leads Montana State into FCS semis with 24-10 win

Dec. 13, 2019 11:46 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Isaiah Ifanse ran for 196 yards and a touchdown and passed for a touchdown to lead Montana State to a 24-10 win over Austin Peay in the FCS quarterfinals on Friday night. The fifth-seeded Bobcats (11-3) will take on the winner of the Illinois State and defending champion North Dakota...

Man who discussed US attack gets nearly 5 years in prison

Dec. 13, 2019 10:01 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A 21-year-old New York man who pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI after authorities said he talked about joining the Islamic State and avenging the New Zealand mosque shootings has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison. Fabjan Alameti was sentenced in...

Montana health department to enforce flavored vaping ban

Dec. 13, 2019 5:25 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's health department will begin enforcing its emergency ban on the sale of flavored vaping products beginning next Wednesday, state officials said Friday. A temporary restraining order preventing the ban from taking effect expired on Oct. 28, the Department of Public Health and...