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Jan 9, 2013 4:03 PM by Mark Thorsell - KPAX News

Wednesday afternoon Montana news headlines

MISSOULA - The woman who is accused of running over a Missoula police officer earlier this week is out of the hospital, and is now behind bars. Dawnette Eaton has been booked into the Missoula County Detention Center for violating her probation, and is expected to appear in court later this week.

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WEST GLACIER - A pair of skiers triggered an avalanche on Elk Mountain in Glacier National Park on Tuesday afternoon, according to park officials. Park dispatch received a call at about 4:15 p.m., indicating that two skiers were involved in an avalanche and one skier was injured.

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GRANGEVILLE, ID - School was called off at Grangeville High School after police responded to a bomb threat at the Idaho County school. Grangeville Police were called to the scene on South D Street at 6:49 a.m. (Mountain Time) Wednesday, after employees headed to work found some "written material reporting that a bomb had been placed on the school grounds," according to a news release.

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MISSOULA - More folks than ever headed through the gates at the Missoula International Airport last year. The numbers show that an all-time record number of passengers used the airport in 2012, as nearly 605,000 people flew in and out of the Garden City. That compares to about 583,000 flyers in 2011.

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HELENA - Former Congressman Denny Rehberg is entering a new chapter in his life, and MTN Political Reporter Marnee Banks sat down with him to reflect on his nearly 30 years in public service, and ask him about what the future holds.

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From the StormTracker Weather Center: Rain will transition into snow showers tonight, and that snow will continue into Thursday, but the good news is that very little accumulation is expected. The mercury is going to start falling, with Thursday's highs around 30, and Friday's highs dropping into the low-20's.

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