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Missoula vandal victims get tips on removing paint from cars

(MISSOULA)- With more than 100 cars "tagged" by vandals in the past few days, a lot of owners are trying to figure out how to repair the damage.

It turns out it might not be that tough if you follow the proper tips for hitting that quick shot of spray paint.

KPAX TV's Irina Cates caught up with one body expert who explained how lacquer thinner might just do the trick. Her report includes video here. (KPAX photo)

Police are still looking for the suspects who caused thousands of dollars in damage to cars and building.


So who's behind those "Spenditol" ads anyway?

(HELENA)- You've seen the ads all over TV in Montana this past week, a clever commercial which combines jabs at Congressional spending and the rapid fire disclaimer more common for medical product ads.

But who's behind the "Spenditol" campaign?

KXLH's Marnee Banks tracked down who bought the commercials, a Washington D.C.-based group known as Concerned Women for America. State officials plan to keep an eye out for such ads to meet standards and expect more, even with the heart of the campaigns still a year away. (KXLH photo)


Rockin' R bounces back

(BOZEMAN)- Almost 2-and-a-half years ago, Bozeman's famous Rockin' R Bar was a smoking hole in the ground, destroyed by a terrible natural gas explosion that killed one person.

But now, that incident is just another piece of history in the long and storied history of the Bozeman landmark, as the bar re-opens Tuesday night after a major rebuilding.

The Bozeman Chronicle reports the place is expected to be packed the next several nights. They have some nice photos of the interior and a complete story here.


Unabomber land has a new owner

(LINCOLN)- $60,000 to $70,000 an acre is pretty typical for an acre of land in the Northwest. What isn't typical is the former owner.

KPAX TV's Breanna Roy is reporting that the man who now owns the former home of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski's land near Lincoln has sold the 1.4 acres to a new owner.

The "cozy" cabin where Kaczynski once holed up from the outside work wasn't include. That was carted off by federal agents not long after his arrest.


Bike rider hit by rock in Glacier

(WEST GLACIER)- Glacier National Park rangers say a passenger on a motorcycle was hit by a falling rock while riding over the Going-to-the-Sun road Tuesday afternoon.

Rangers say the bike was traveling east near Triple Arches, west of Logan Pass, was hit by a 10-to-15-pound rock at approximately 2:30 p.m.  

The passenger was knocked unconscious for a short time and was transported by Three Rivers Ambulance to the Red Rock Point area where A.L.E.R.T. Air Ambulance transported the injured passenger to Kalispell Regional Medical Center.   

Park Rangers responding to the incident reported the passenger was wearing a helmet.   

No other injuries were reported.   

The National Park Service is conducting an investigation.