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5:55 a.m. Northern Broadcasting Montana News/ABC World News

6:10 a.m. Boneheads In The News

WWWN claims a 19 year-old Youngstown, Ohio woman recently set a girl's home on fire because she was angry that she was not given a third pork chop for dinner. The teen lit a shower curtain on fire before being charged with arson. The teen believes staffers like the other girls better than her.
6:18 a.m. Story

Now that we’re in the holiday season, a lot of people are probably out buying sparkly rings, since Christmas and New Years are a popular time for folks to get engaged. But along with the ring, those popping the question have to come up with the perfect proposal, and apparently some places are way more special than others.

The wedding photography company George Street Photo & Video looked at save-the-date, wedding and engagement photos to come up with what they say are the ten best places to pop the question, especially if you want that proposal to come with a photogenic backdrop.

America's 10 Best Places to Get Engaged
1. Neon Museum - Las Vegas
2. St. Agnes Church - Detroit
3. Aviation Museum - Oakland
4. Point Reyes Lighthouse - San Francisco
5. Milton Lee Olive Park - Chicago
6. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens - Miami
7. Roxborough State Park - Denver
8. Coney Island - Brooklyn
9. Griffith Observatory - Los Angeles
10. Point Dume State Beach – Malibu
Source: WDRB.com


6:18 a.m.

6:30 a.m. Music Quiz

High songs on Thursday Themeday
6:40 a.m. Weather Wakeup/Northern Broadcasting Weather

6:55 a.m. Health Story

(From The Mayo Clinic) Making lifestyle changes may help reduce or relieve excess gas and gas pain:

Try smaller portions. Many of the foods that can cause gas are part of a healthy diet. So, try eating smaller portions of problem foods to see if your body can handle a smaller portion without creating excess gas.

Eat slowly, chew your food thoroughly and don't gulp. If you have a hard time slowing down, put down your fork between each bite.
Avoid chewing gum, sucking on hard candies and drinking through a straw. These activities can cause you to swallow more air.
Check your dentures. Poorly fitting dentures can cause you to swallow excess air when you eat and drink.
Don't smoke. Cigarette smoking can increase the amount of air you swallow.
Exercise. Physical activity may help move gas through the digestive tract.

If the odor from passing gas concerns you, limiting foods high in sulfur-containing compounds — such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts or other cruciferous vegetables, beer, and foods high in protein — may reduce distinctive odors. Pads, underwear and cushions containing charcoal also may help absorb unpleasant odors from passing gas.

6:56 a.m. Hospital Happenings/ABC World News/Local News

7:15 a.m. Story

Instagram just released the most Instagrammed cities in the world – so if you’re looking for some fun places to get your ‘Gram on, here are the top 10 most Instagrammed cities of 2016 (in reverse order):
· Jakarta, Indonesia
· Istanbul, Turkey
· Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
· Saint Petersburg, Russia
· Los Angeles, California
· Paris, France
· São Paulo, Brazil
· Moscow, Russia
· London, England
• …and the number one... New York, New York
7:15 a.m. Lunch Menus/Valley Happenings

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

Mechanic Finds The Source Of An Engine “Chirp” Was A Bird-A Missouri got the surprise of his life when trying to fix a car recently.

There was a chirping sound under the hood, so Daniel Jaeger got ready to take a look. Then, when the engine was off, he heard a scratching sound.

Jaeger found a content little bird in the air filter compartment! It looked perfectly fine and perched on his finger for a bit. The mechanic was taken aback because he’d seen rodents in cars, but never ever a bird.

The avian stowaway has happily beenreleased into the wild.
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Ashrita Furman, of New York, recently set a new world record for most candles on a birthday cake. She and members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre made an 80 foot cake before placing 72,585 candles on it. The candles were put out with fire extinguishers
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The world's first permanent ice hotel is going to open in Sweden later this month. It will have 55 rooms and 20 suites made of 30,000 liters of frozen water. The hotel is using a solar-powered refrigerating plant to keep itself from melting. The hotel has ice sculpture classes and a sauna.
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CNN claims Nordstrom's $85 leather-wrapped rock has sold out. The pet rock can be used as a conversation piece, a work of art or a paperweight, among other things. Nordstrom continues to claim the rock is not a gag gift
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The Yorkshire Post claims Faye and Karl Gilbert, of Yorkshire, England, returned home from their honeymoon last week to find their entire home covered in holiday wrapping paper. Her sisters and friends wrapped her kitchen cabinets, countertops, walls, doors and tables.
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If you've ever wanted to just smash things to release stress, then you're in luck! In case you missed it, the "rage cage" is a new place you can go to smash stuff when you're mad.

The concept is simple: pay $44.50 and take 20 minutes to just smash a bunch of stuff in a room to get your anger out. You can use bats, hammers, and even a crowbar. Your "weapon" of choice is totally up to you.

One option allows you to break all your own junk, while the next option allows couples to tag team stuff in a room including two printers, because who doesn't love to smash something that never works in the first place anyway?

Another idea? Get a bunch of stuff you don't want and can't donate and a bat and go to town in your basement. It's free, you just have to cleanup afterward and run the risk of your neighbors calling the police.
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BOSTON (AP) — Signs marking the eastern and western ends of the longest continuous road in the U.S. are being unveiled on both coasts.

Historic U.S. Route 20 runs between Boston and Newport, Oregon.

On Thursday, Massachusetts highway officials plan to install a mileage sign on the eastern end of the road in Boston's Kenmore Square. The sign will inform motorists that Newport, Oregon, is a mere 3,365 miles away on Route 20 westbound.

A similar sign will go up in Newport Thursday marking the same distance, 3,365 miles, to Boston should drivers want to travel the entire way eastbound on Route 20.

The road passes through 12 states on its path between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
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The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals recently seized 100 snakes, rats, pigs and several dozen birds from a Wilson, New York home. The SPCA got a search warrant after receiving a tip that animals were living in filthy conditions. The homeowners are facing animal cruelty charges
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PHOENIX (AP) — "El Jefe" the jaguar could have company. Authorities say a photo taken in southern Arizona shows what's believed to be the second wild jaguar in the U.S. The Arizona Game and Fish Department says a preliminary analysis suggests the cat is new and not "El Jefe." That's the jaguar that was captured on video in a nearby Arizona mountain range. Until now, El Jefe was thought to be the only jaguar in the country. But he hasn't been seen in over a year.
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NEW YORK (AP) — It's not road rage -- but charge rage. New York City police say they've busted a man accused of trying to stab another passenger, in a fight over a charging outlet on a Staten Island Ferry. The Staten Island Advance reports the intended victim was able to dodge the knife. And it's not the first dust-up over ferry charging outlets. The city had previously shut off electrical outlets because passengers were fighting over them. The city is working to install more USB ports and outlets in ferry terminals and on the boats.
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24/7 Sports claims a 24 year-old Green Bay Packers fan was recently arrested for stealing a $475 cab ride. The man attended the Packers-Texans game on Sunday before telling a cab driver he needed a ride home. The man's house was 111 miles away. He told the cabbie he was drunk, lost his phone and could not find his friends at Lambeau Field. The cabbie agreed to drive the man home. They stopped at a truck stop before the passenger went inside to use the bathroom and then slipped out the back door without paying.

The taxi driver called the police. They tracked the passenger's footprints in the snow to a bar before arresting him for defrauding a cabbie.
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A "mannequin challenge" video of people staging a shootout has led to the arrests of two men in Alabama and the seizure of several guns and marijuana.

Madison County Sheriff's Office Capt. Mike Salomonsky tells local news outlets the video led investigators to serve a search warrant Tuesday morning at a Huntsville home. The search turned up two handguns, a shotgun, a rifle and marijuana that appeared to be packaged for sale. Officers arrested 23-year-old Terry Martez Brown and charged him with drug paraphernalia possession, loitering and promoting prison contraband. Also arrested was 49-year-old Kenneth Fennell White, who's charged with first-degree marijuana possession and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The video has been shared 86,000 times since it was posted to Facebook on Nov. 9.
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WDRB claims a thief deliberately drove through the side of a Louisville, Kentucky building yesterday in order to steal scores of Air Jordans. No one was injured. The crash left a large hole in the store. The store's owners will not say how many Air Jordans they lost
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The Ephrata, Pennsylvania police are crediting a black cat with helping them catch a 23 year-old suspect. The man was wanted on an outstanding warrant. He fled from officers before hding in a shed. One officer noticed a black cat staring into the distance. He checked one shed, but found nothing. The cat began staring at a second shed before cops busted the 23 year-old
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First Coast News claims Michael Planes recently stole a squad car from a Jacksonville, Florida Sheriff. The sheriff was conducting a property check when Planes jumped into his car and took off. He later called the police and said he witnessed the squad car being stolen. Cops located the squad car at Planes' apartment complex. He was charged with auto theft
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Yahoo claims the Connellsville, Pennsylvania police recently arrested Mary Jo Smith for tearing up her ex-boyfriends yard. She pulled up and yelled 'Merry Christmas' before driving her car over the lawn several times. No one was injured. The tire tracks caused $500 worth of damage. Mary's ex was hanging holiday decorations when she went wild.
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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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