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Northern Broadcasting Montana News/ABC World News

6:10 a.m. Boneheads In The News

Creio Chance Bishop didn't want his girlfriend, McKayla Biedenbach, to continue stripping at JB's Gentlemen's Club in Huntington, West Virginia. Naturally the only thing 21-year-old Bishop could do was light the place on fire. He didn't try and hide that he was the arsonist, either. Bishop allegedly watched the fire burn from a parking lot across the street and even yelled at a passerby to mind his own business when the witness appeared to be dialing 911. Sure enough, police arrested him in that same parking lot. The fire only caused minimal damage and no injuries. No word on if McKayala is continuing to work at JB's, but Creio is now facing a second-degree arson charge. Source: The Smoking Gun

6:18 a.m. Story

The Daily Mail claims holiday decorations make people feel better, eat more and fight less.
Dr Sally Augustin tells the paper; When we experience warmer colored lights, candle light or light from warmer bulbs, it puts us in a more positive mood, which is great for getting along with others. It's not a surprise that we overeat at the holidays because warm colors tend to spur our appetite and, Christmas decorations, at least, are likely to be red, so you can hardly help yourself from having that second piece of pie. We have positive associations to soft warm, cuddly and flannel textures. These are all good things in our mind that boost our mood, and when we are in a better mood, we get along better.''
6:18 a.m.

6:30 a.m. Music Quiz

Friday Flashback - LOOK AWAY CHICAGO 1988

Boy Meets Girl, Eddie Money, Phil Collins

Average Cost of new house $91,600
Median Price Of and Existing Home $90,600
Average Income per year $24,450.00
Average Monthly Rent $420.00
Average Price for new car $10,400.00
1 gallon of gas 91 cents
Movie Ticket $3.50
US Postage Stamp 24 cents
Dozen Eggs 65 cents
Gallon 2% Milk $1.89
Pork Chops Lb 40 cents
Lotus 123 Spreadsheet S/W $299.00
Star NSX Dot Matrix Printer $189.00
Logitech Mouse $89.99
Amiga Computer With Color Monitor $849.00

IBM PC with 30Mb Hard Disk, Mono Monitor and 512K Memory $1249.00

Ford Taurus $9,996
Volkswagen Rabbit $7,104
Price: $69.99
Description Footnotes electronic 17-key keyboard is identified by colored, numbered and musical note labels. Includes solid-state "sing along" microphone and songbook with thirty songs and games. Plays through built-in speaker or jack for your stereo. Has on/off switch and volume control.
Pee-Wee Herman Talking Doll
Price: $27.99
Description Why it's the Pee-Wee Herman Talking Doll; as wacky, zany and playful as he is on "Pee-Wee's Playhouse". Pull his string and this poseable vinyl figure says one of six famous Pee-Wee lines.

6:40 a.m. Weather Wakeup/Northern Broadcasting Weather

6:55 a.m. Health Story

A new survey by Fit Rated reveals that 47% of women and 57% of men say pizza is the biggest enticement for them to work out. Other findings:
- 33% of women exercise because they love ice cream
- 26% of women exercise because they indulge in fries on a regular basis.
- 12% of women exercise on a daily basis because they love wine
6:56 a.m. Hospital Happenings/ABC World News/Local News

7:15 a.m. Story

Top Cat Names of 2017 according to Find Cat Names (findcatnames.com),
Top Female Cat Names

Top Male Cat Names

Cute Cat Names

Tough Cat Names

Sports Cat Names

Funny Cat Names

TV/Movie Cat Names

Geeky Cat Names

Most Ridiculous Pet Names of 2017 according to MediBank ... they studied 270,000 names before coming up with the following list
Champagne Bubbles
Chocolate Puddin’
Dancing With Danger Viper
Dog Dog
Funky Dunky
Gremlin Princess
Grey Cat
I’m A King Bee
Miss Australia
Monkey Head
Notorious BIG
Nugget Sue
Obi Wan Handsome-Kenobi
Purrlock Holmes
Rat Bag
Rose Colored Chifon Swirl
Rudolf Reindeer Ward
Sweat Pants
Yum Cha
You Tube

7:15 a.m. Lunch Menus/Valley Happenings

7:30 a.m. Tim's News You Can't Use

NEW YORK (AP) — Kellogg is opening a store in New York that it hopes will become a place for millennials to hang out —and eat cereal. Cereal sales have been soft, and Kellogg Co. has tried to reach out to those in their 20s and 30s before, such as pitching cereal as a late-night snack in ads. Now they're trying this new approach. Visitors of Kellogg's NYC Cafe pay up to $7.50 for a bowl of Froot Loops or Frosted Flakes that can be topped with sea salt and 30 other ingredients.
A survey by Fitness First reveals that the average person will consume 4,941 calories at their office Christmas party. The average person consumes 2,000 calories during a normal work day
Kate Heddings and her father spent 250 hours making a Christmas tree out of used plywood and 299 beer bottles. There are 9 different types of beer on the tree. A PVC pipe functions as a tree trunk while bottle necks hang from holes in the plywood that are secured in place with trash bag ties.
Towergate Insurance claims it would cost $34 million to insure Santa on Christmas Eve. He would need at least nine insurance policies as well as vet insurance for his reindeers.
The energy company OVO Energy estimates that it would cost $7.8 octillion dollars per day to run the Death Star. It would use 91,547,745,149 light bulbs.
Mashable claims London hipsters are decorating their long beards with battery-operated Christmas lights.
Sandy Gomme, of Port St John, Florida, goes all out for Christmas. Her home is decorated with over 100 Christmas trees, a miniature Christmas Village that has 2,000 pieces and 200,000 Christmas lights. She operates her Winter Wonderland with five remote controls. Sandy has trees honoring Ellen DeGeneres, Shania Twain, Danica Patrick and Leah Remini.

She tells Florida Today: "I start decorating in August every year and I finish around Thanksgiving. I sleep on the couch through the entire season till it's over. I get so excited, I'm just like a kid again. To see the look on people's faces makes every single ounce of blood and sweat worth it."
Wes Boyd, of Perth, Australia, built a Christmas tree out of 2,536 beer cans. The green cans measured 14 feet high. Wes tells Perth Now he illuminated the tree with green lights. "I wanted to build it to make people happy. Me and some mates love drinking VBs, and two to three mates have been bringing empty cans over here every week for the past 14 months." Wes is raising money for Alzheimers research and awareness
For those folks who love to buy anything new that Apple puts on the market, we hope they have a lot of money. The company just released their most expensive computer yet, the iMac Pro, which costs at minimum $4,999, with the fastes configuration featuring all the available upgrades clocking in at $13,000.

So, what do you get for all that money? Well, the iMac Pro is a 27-inch matte gray computer, with options of either an eight-core, 10-core or 18-core Xeon processor, with up to 22 teraflops of graphics power. It also features a 5K display. As Tim Cook said when it was first unveiled in June at the Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), “That iMac Pro really is bad ass." Source: CNN
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Officials at New Mexico electricity utility PNM say they think an opossum might have been responsible for a power outage that left nearly 10,000 customers in Rio Rancho and Corrales without power. A Rio Rancho Fire Rescue spokeswoman says the power went out after a transformer blew Wednesday night. Those checking it out say the resulting fire could have been caused by an opossum or some other large animal.
Who needs a dog or a cat when you can have a mini cow? Dustin Pillard has been raising and selling mini cows for 25 years and according to him, they make great pets.

They stand three-feet-tall and weigh a quarter of what full-grown bulls weigh. "Many of them have personalities like a dog," Pillard explains. "They run around like a dog, they like people and are calm and sociable. They also love attention. It is hard not to fall in love with a little mini calf that barely comes up to your knees."

Pillard claims the mini cows are totally healthy, just, well, miniature.
Stormy the cow might be an atheist. The bovine is a part of the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia's annual live nativity scene. This year, however, the show cow had enough.

First, she escaped and was spotted alongside Interstate 95. After being corralled and brought back, she escaped for a second time and was found hanging out in a nearby parking structure.

Understandably, authorities didn't want to have deal with a third escape, so they replaced Stormy with Ginger the cow. The live nativity scene, which also features a donkey, sheep and goats, runs through December 27th.
We trust doctors with our lives and often remember some of them for as long as we draw breath. But how would any of us feel if branded with the initials of a physician who has saved our life, and branded on the inside at that? A renowned English surgeon literally left his mark on the livers of two patients he operated on in 2013 and is now awaiting his verdict on charges of assault by beating. Simon Bramhall, 53, has pleaded guilty to the charges in a case without precedent in the British criminal justice system.

Bramhall carved “SB” on livers he transplanted into one male and one female patient at the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham, where he worked for 12 years before handing in his resignation in 2014. He might have gotten away with the deed if a colleague hadn’t noticed the initials while performing a follow-up operation on the female patient. They were left by an argon beam, which surgeons use to stop bleeding during liver operations. The harmless marks left by the beam usually disappear after a while, but in this case the tell-tale signs were still in place at the time of the follow-up surgery, and Bramhall was exposed, becoming the subject of an internal disciplinary investigation.

While prosecutors have more work to do, the surgeon pleaded guilty this week to two counts of assault by beating. The phrasing merely reflects the fact that he marked the livers and does not suggest Bramhall actually beat the patients. He pleaded not guilty to accompanying charges of causing bodily harm. The names of the two patients have been kept confidential.

Bramhall is out on unconditional bail and will hear his verdict next month.
in Seattle were called to a restaurant after a woman called 911 to complain about staff calling her names and shouting. After they arrived and did some investigating, staff told them it was the woman who was causing a scene and all over what she considering to be not enough Sriracha sauce with her pizza. The only person charged, however, was a 29-year-old who threw a garbage can at the the unnamed woman's male companion. It's unclear what caused that outburst. Source: Metro
Randy Bolstad is not exactly a criminal mastermind. The La Crosse, Wisconsin man called 911 to say he lost his money inside a locked building, but didn't mention how he'd managed to get in it in the first place. Police responded after he'd threaten to break in to get his money, but Bolstad was nowhere to be found. The next day, cops responded to that same building after someone reported their laptop was stolen. That's when police found probation paperwork for Bolstad in a bathroom trash can. Officers eventually found Bolstad walking without shoes on, and when questioned about the theft, he said "I choose death.” Instead, cops hit him with one count of burglary. Source: La Crosse Tribune
The United Parcel Service lost a Canadian man’s $846-thousand inheritance, and bank TD Canada Trust is refusing to refund the missing money 10 months later, according to a CBC report.

UPS has only offered $32 and an apology letter — and TD hasn’t paid out a dime for the supposedly bank-guaranteed lost dough — leading to “many a night of lost sleep, and gnashing of teeth and anger. Frustration, unbelievable frustration” for Lorette Taylor and her brother Louis Paul Herbert, according to Taylor.

After their father died, Herbert said, he went to his local UPS store near Cornwall, Ontario, where he was expecting a package from sister Taylor containing his share of their inheritance in the form of a bank draft, but it never came.

Taylor sent the money through UPS from her lawyer in Georgetown, Ont., about 270 miles away, so Herbert wouldn’t have to drive to pick up the hefty sum.

The delivery company, whose slogan once asked “What can brown do for you?,” was able to track the dough to a parcel distribution center north of Toronto, but said the trail goes cold after that.

The company refunded the $32 it cost Taylor to mail the lost parcel and sent an apology letter.

And TD is refusing to refund the money unless Taylor signs an agreement to pay back the bank if someone cashes the lost draft, which does not expire like regular checks.

7:45 a.m. Birthday Show

7:50 a.m. Montana Trivia/Science Faction/Local Sports

8:10 a.m. Story

8:12 a.m. ABC News/Northern Broadcasting Montana News/Obituaries/Pressing On

8:40 a.m. Tradeo

9:00 a.m. ABC News/Weather

9:30 a.m. Doggone Show

9:50 a.m. Job Hunt

10:00 a.m. ABC News/Weather

10:50 a.m. Hi-Line Highlights

11:00 a.m. ABC News/Weather


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