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  • KECI/KCFW Livestream

    Published On: Nov 13 2014 03:28:49 PM MST   Updated On: Dec 03 2014 02:30:38 PM MST

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  • 'Sextortion' latest online teen threat

    Published On: Apr 29 2016 01:08:00 PM MDT   Updated On: Apr 29 2016 06:13:07 PM MDT
    MISSOULA, Mont. -

    The FBI is warning people about a rising online exploitation threat. It's called "sextortion," and it's the online enticement of children. Victims are coerced into sending sexually explicit images with the threat of strangers releasing them to the public.

    Detective Chris Shermer is one of two detectives in western Montana who investigates sextortion crimes. He said they're happening on cellphone apps including Tinder, Kik and Snapchat. He says parents should be monitoring how their children are using those apps.

    The FBI said sextortion cases target mostly teen girls, even to the point of suicide.

    "Just like cyberbullying, they don't want to make it worse or tell somebody that they're being bullied or talked to inappropriately online," Shermer said.

    Here's how sextortion works: A teen makes friends with a stranger on social media. After getting to know each other, that stranger entices them to send sexual images. If a teen does, perpetrators then threaten to post the photos publically if the teen does not send more or pay up.

    Shermer said the threat is people never know where those images could end up.

    “The kids freak out and then they continue to send them and get in this kind of cycle that they can't get out," he said.

    It's a crime that largely goes unreported. "First of all it's embarrassing. They don't want to go talk to the parents, or their teachers or their counselors," so Shermer said they keep doing it.

    Police try to proactively seek out the suspects, but Shermer said it's also up to the public to help police it.

    He said it's important for parents, counselors and friends to ask their children about it. "That's the biggest thing you need to tell your child. They're not in trouble," he added.

  • Deputy rescues 2-year-old child from Yellowstone River

    Published On: Apr 29 2016 11:11:46 AM MDT
    YELLOWSTONE RIVER
    BILLINGS, Mont. -

    A Yellowstone County sheriff's deputy rescued a 2-year-old boy who fell into the Yellowstone River.
        
    Capt. Bill Michaelis says the deputy had responded to a report at 9:20 a.m. Friday that a 2-year-old and 5-year-old were missing. The boys' father had driven their mother to work and when he returned home the children weren't there.
        
    Deputy Adam Lauwers spotted the boys along the river bank at 9:43 a.m.
        
    Michaelis says Lauwers saw the 2-year-old fall into the river and quickly jumped into the 40-degree water and rescued the boy.
        
    The boy was taken to the hospital, but was expected to be OK.

  • Jailed Montana resort founder invokes right to silence

    Published On: Apr 29 2016 12:45:49 PM MDT
    Tim Blixseth
    BILLINGS, Mont. -

    The jailed founder of a Montana resort for the ultra-rich says he won't answer a judge's demands to reveal what happened to hundreds of millions of dollars in assets sought by his creditors.
        
    Yellowstone Club founder Timothy Blixseth invoked his Fifth Amendment right to remain silent to avoid self-incrimination in court documents filed Thursday.
        
    Simultaneously, Blixseth declared bankruptcy in California for a financial trust his creditors allege was used to hide his assets.
        
    Courts have ruled Blixseth fraudulently transferred $286 million from the Yellowstone Club prior to its 2008 bankruptcy.
        
    He's been in jail for a year for contempt of court, but has not been criminally charged.
        
    Blixseth's attorney Phillip DeFelice said the bankruptcy filing will allow Blixseth to maximize the value of his assets and begin paying off creditors.

  • Annual spring cleanup underway in Kalispell

    Published On: Apr 29 2016 12:40:00 PM MDT   Updated On: Apr 29 2016 06:15:04 PM MDT
    City officials make a recommendation for old landfill
    KALISPELL, Mont. -

    The City of Kalispell Solid Waste Division will be offering an annual spring cleanup the week of May 16.

    Residents may place extra household items on the boulevard, away from their container, on their regular scheduled garbage collection day. Extra household items include old appliances, furniture, yard waste, lumber, etc. No tires. All tree limbs and brush need to be cut to 4 feet or less and bundled and tied. No limbs bigger than 4 inches in diameter.

    Please do not put out hazardous items such as batteries, oils, household chemicals or pesticides, which will not be picked up.

    The Flathead County Landfill provides a monthly service for disposal of residential household hazardous waste on the third Saturday of each month by appointment only if you call 758-5910.

    For questions call Public Works at 758-7720 or visit www.kalispell.com.

  • Little girl loves garbage day

    Published On: Apr 29 2016 11:49:16 AM MDT   Updated On: Apr 29 2016 11:18:35 AM MDT

    Garbage day is the highlight of a 3-year-old Illinois girl's week thanks to her local garbage man.

  • Video Forecast: Rain to start the weekend

    Published On: Apr 29 2016 06:45:35 PM MDT

    Friday night: Expect a few showers along the continental divide and the Idaho state line. Mostly cloudy skies prevail  with lows in the 30s.

    Saturday: Expect a scattered showers around the region, with more coverage the farther south you go. Expect only light rain with the ceiling for rainfall totals being around a tenth of an inch. Highs with be in the 60s west of the divide, and the 50s for Butte and southwest Montana.

    Sunday will be sunny with highs in the upper 60s to mid 50s depending on elevation.

    A continued dry pattern will kick off next week with highs in the mid to upper 70s by Wednesday. Showers and thunderstorms are possible late Thursday and on Friday.

  • Habitat for Humanity volunteer helps families in Flathead Valley

    Published On: Apr 29 2016 11:07:18 PM MDT   Updated On: Apr 29 2016 11:09:59 PM MDT
  • 2 Butte escapees await transfer to state prison

    Published On: Apr 29 2016 09:33:34 PM MDT
  • Norwegian officials search for passengers after copter crash

    Published On: Apr 29 2016 09:49:29 AM MDT

    Authorities are searching for passengers after a helicopter crashed off the coast of Hordaland, Norway, on Friday.