Top stories from today’s Montana This Morning, 9-14-2021

>> FROM MTN NEWS. THIS IS MONTANA. THIS MORNING. >> ON THE 3RD DAY OF TESTIMONY IN THE MURDER TRIAL BROADWATER UNCOTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY. IT WAS SLURRED THE DEPUTY'S PATROL VEHICLE WAS SHOT UP MORE THAN 20 TIMES. I'LL TELL YOU THE DETAILS COMING UP. >> FOR YEARS. HEARING LOSS IN HEARING AIDS WERE NOT COVERED UNDER MEDICARE, BUT COULD THAT SOON CHANGE. BUT AT WHAT COS T. WE LOOK AT THE DEBATE OVER EXPANDING WHAT'S INCLUDED IN MEDICARE IN NEXT. OH MY GOSH. NO BEAUTIFUL. I CAN JUST LIKE THAT'S >> THE WE'REOI GNG TO SHOW HIM A MEDAL WITH YOUR BEAUTIFUL MORNING OUT THERE IT'S IT'S THE I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR BECAUSE IT'S THE PERFECT TEMPERATURE.

>> I NOT TOO HOT, NOT T OO COLD. UNLESS YOU'RE IN WEST BUT STILL TEMPERATURES AND WEST RIGHT NOW HOLDING IN TO THE 20'S 27 DEGREES. OUR TEMPERATURE IN WEST YELLOWSTONE 33 IN BUTTE. 41 IN BELGRADE. WE'RE GETTING TO THAT TIME OF YEAR WHERE THESE EARLY MORNING TEMPERATURES FLIRT WITH FREEZING A LITT LE MORE OFTEN TEMPERATURES RIGHT NOW. ARE CHILLY THE AFTERNOON BACK INTO THE 70'S. IT'S GOING TO BE A PLEASANT AFTERNOON. NOT A LOT OF WIND, NOT A LOT OFLO CUD COVER, DECENT AMOUNT OF SUN AND NOT TOO MUCH SMOKE. WE STILL HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF SMOKE AND HAZE IN OUR SKIES WILL TALK ABOUT OUR AIR QUALITY AND MUCH MORE COMING UP IN JUST A FEW MINUTES.

ALL RIGHT. THANK AT 6.31 NOW, YESTERDAY, DAY 3 OF THE TRIAL OF A MAN ACCUSED OF HELPING HIS SON MURDER. BROADWATER COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY KILLED IN THE ATTACK WAS DEPUTY MASON YEARS… AND SERVED IN LAW MOORE MOORE HAS SERVED WITH THE BROADWATER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR 3 YEARS. SERVED IN LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR A TOTAL OF 15 YEARS OR SELL. MORE ALSO SERVED AS A VOLUNTEER AFTER HOURS WI TTHHE 3 FORKS FIRE DEPARTMENT. I WAS 42 WHEN HE WAS KILLED SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE JODY AND 3 CHILDREN.

JURY HAS SINCE ESTABLISHED THE MASON MOORE FOUNDATION CREATING GRANTS TO PAY FOR EQUIPMENT. OFFICERS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO AFFOR D.NOW IN THAT MURDER TRIAL YESTERDAY AN EXPERT WITSSNE TESTIFIED TO THE MANY SHOTS THAT WERE FIRED AT THE DEPUTIES PATROL VEHICLE IN THE MORNING. HE WAS KILLED SOME 4 YEARS AGO. JAMES. JOHN, AMY LISTEN IN ONCE AGAIN REPORTTHS IS MORNING FROM BUTTE. >> ON E TH3RD DAY OF TESTIMONY IN LLOYD BARRUS IS DELIBERATE HOMICIDE BYACCOUNTABILITY CHARGE. IT WAS LEARNED THAT THE PATROL VEHICLE OF BROADWATER DEPUTY MASON MOORE WHO WAS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY IN MAY OF 20 17WAS SO AND SO FULL OF BLOOD THAT EVEN A SEONAS BALLISTIC INVESTIGATOR FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO DO ITS JOB. >> PROSECUTORS ALLEGE LLOYD HARRIS WAS DRIVING WHEN HIS SON MARSHALL WHO WAS IN THE PASSENGER SEAT SHOT DEPUTY MORE WHILE HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO PULL THEM OVER FOR SPEEDING. EARLY MAY 16 TH2000, 17 ON HIGHWAY 2.87 NEAR 3 FORKS. ONE OF THE 3 BULLETS THAT STRUCK THE DEPUTIES WINDSHIELD HIT MORE IN THE HEAD AND HE DIESHORTLY AFTERWARD. BOY, PARIS IS ACCUSED OF DRIVING AWAY AND TH EN RETURNING A FEW MINUTES LATER WHERE THE INVESTIGATORS SAID 19 MORE SHOTS WERE FIRED INTO THE DEPUTY'S PATR OL VEHICLE THE INVESTIGATOR TESTIFIED SOME OF THOSE BULLS ETCOULD HAVE STRUCK THE ALREADY MORTAL WOUNDED RE.

. >> IT EFFECTS IS ARGUI NGTHAT VOID. PARIS HAD NO INTENTION OF MURDERING THE DEPUTY THAT NIGHT AND WAS ONLY HELPING HIS SON MARSHALL PARIS WOULD BE KILLED IN A SHOOT OUT WITH POLICE. THE MORNING OF THE DEPUTY STEPPED AFTER LEADING POLICE ON A WILD PURSUIT TO SSOULA COUNTY BOYD, WHO WAS MI THE DRIVER OF THE CAR SURRENDER DURING THE SHOOTOUT AGT ENPOPLAR TESTIFIED THAT CAB A DEPUTY MOORE'S VEHICLE WAS COVED REWITH BLO. >> >> TESTIMONY IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH THIS WEEK IN BUTTE. JOHN. MTN NEWS. >> AS JOHN MENTIONED, DOCTOR KURTZMAN FROM THE MEDICAL EXAMINER'S OFFICE IS EXPECTED TO TESTIFY TODAY. ALSO A BLOOD SPATTER EXPE.

RT6.34 NOW HEARING IT SOMETHING MILLIONS OF AMERICANS STRUGGLE WITH EACH YEAR. AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT STATISTICALLY GETS WORSE AS YOU AGE, BUT FOR THE MOST PART, THE GOVERNMENT HAS STAYED OUT OF PROVIDI NGIN FUNDING HEARING AIDS FOR HEARING LOSS. BUT COULD TH AT SOON CHANGE. OUR JOE SAINT GEORGE HAS A LOOK AT THE POLICY THAT CAN IMPACT YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONES POCKETBOOK. >> I WAS ACTUALLY DIAGNOSED WITH A HEARING LOSS IN MY EARLY 20'S, HILLARY COHEN IS SOMEONE WHO ISN'T AFRAID TO ADMIT IT. >> A HEARING EVERYTHING FROM CARS ON THE ROAD TA O CONCERT CAN. >> THE CHALLENGE AND SHE'S NOT L ONE. ONE IN 8 PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY OVER THE AGE OF 12 SUFFERS FROM HEARING LOSS IN BO THEARS. NEARLY. >> 50% OF THOSE 75 AND OLDER HAVE DISABLING HEARING LOSS. THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DEAFNESS. THERE'S THIS ONE THAT'S CALLED BEHIND THE EAR AS A RESULT, HILLARY WEARS HEARING AIDS. BUT THERE'S A PROBLEM. SHE SAYS MEDICARE DOES NOT COVER HEARI NGLOSS AND. >> MOST CASES IN MILLIONS OF OLDER AMERICANS DON'T GET THE HELP THEY NEED WHAT THEY'RE HEARING AS A RESULT.

THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO 65 HAVING MEDICARE. >> EXCEPT FOR THE HEARING. HILLARY SAYS THE OUT OF POCKET COSTS OF THESE DEVICES. ADD UP, HEARING AIDS CAN COST THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. AND'V IE TALKED TO SO MANY PEOPLE THAT DECIDE NOT TO GET E THHEARING. IT'S BECAUSE IT'S JUST TOO EXPENSIVE LAWMAKERS THAT TALKS ABOUT CHANGING WHAT'S COVERED UNDER MEDICARE FOR YEARS. BUT WITH NOT MUCH SUCCESS. HOWEVER, FOR THE MOMENT. >> THERE'S OPTIMISM THAT THIS YEAR WILL CHANGE THAT. DEMOCRATS HAVE INCLUDED HEARING LOSS COVERAGE UNR DE MEDICARE AND THEIR MASSIVE MULTI TRILLION DOLLARS SPENDING PROPOSAL. THE COST 300 BILLION OVER 10 YEARS WITH THAT ESTIMATE, INCLUDING COVERING DENTAL AND VISION FOR THE FIRST TIME 2 DEMOCRATS WANT TO RAISE TAXES ON HIGHER INCOME EARNERS AND. >> ORDER TO PAY FOR IT. BUT MEDICARE CAME TO BE MANY YEARS AGO SEEN AS IT DOESN'T DOWNPOUR. DOCT ORFRANKLIN IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE CO CLEAR CENTER FOR HEARING IN PUBLIC HEAL THAT JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY.

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HE SAYS THE REASON HEARING. >> ISN'T COVERED RIGHT NOISW THAT WHEN MEDICARE WAS CREATED BACK IN THE 1960'S HEARING LO WSSASN'T SEEN AS A BIG DEAL. IT IS NOW HE'S LEADING A STUDY CONNECTING HEARING LOSS WITH DEMENTIA. WHEN WE TREAT HEARING LOSS. >> DO IN FACT, REDUCE THE RATE OF DEMENTIA AND HEALTH CARE COSTS ALSO THAT'S A TREMENDOUSLY IMPORTANT STUDY. WE SEE LESS THAN 15% OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE HEARING LOSS ACT TO USE A HEARING AID. BUT STILL THERE REMAINS QUESTIONS WHETHER THIS WILL ACTUALLY BECOME LAW MANY MODERATE DEMOCRATS ON CAPITOL HILL ARE GROWING. >> AN EASY AT THE PROSPECT OF SPENDING MORE GOVERNMENT MONEY AND REPUBLICANS ARE POISED UNANIMOUSLY VOTE AGAINST ANY MAJOR SPENDING BILLS OVER FEARS THAT TAX INCREASES AND TOO MUCH SPENDING WILL RAISE PRICES ON MOSTHI TNGS THAT PEOPLE BUY.

BUT REGARDLESS OF WHHEETR HEARING LOSS GETS COVERED SOON. MAJOR CHANGES INVOLVING HEARING ARE SET TO TAKE PLACE IN THE COMING MONTHS. WITH HEARING AIDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE OVER THECO UNTER FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME. AS FOR HILLARY, A BIT OADF VICE. IF YOU'RE WATCHING THIS AND THINKING OF GETTING HELP. BUT IT WILL CHANGE IN WASHINGTON. I'M JOE SAINT. GEORG >> ONE YEAR AGO 28 HOMES WERE DESTROYED BY THE BRIDGE OR FOOTHILLS FIRE AND WE'RE ONE OF THE FIRST NEWS CREWS TO COME UP INTO THE BURN. SCAR WHILE THE FIRE CONTINUED TO BURN. AND MEANWHILE, JUST DOWN THE HILL FROM HERE.

THOUSANDS WERE COMING TOGETHER TO RAISE IN RALEIGH DONATIONS R FOTHOSE WHO LOST THEIR HOMES. BILL FAN OF YOURS WAS ONE OF THEM. WE VISITED HIM LAST TIME AND NOW AS YOU CAN SEEN, HE IS REBUILDING. >> IT'S BEEN A LONG YE AR TRYING TO FIGURE IT ALL OUT DRIVING UP THE ROAD TO ERBIL FAN OF HERS, HOME USED TO STAND IS A DRIVE THROUGH A COR LOSPECTRUM. THE TREES TURN FROM GREEN BACK TO BLACK AND BROWN TO BILL WITH AROUND 30 HOMES LOST A TOTAL OF 68 STRUCTURES DESTROYED IT'S LIKE NIGHT AND DAY.

A YEAR LATER IN OUR >> WE LOST, YOU KNOW, 5 HOUSES WERE LOST ON 22 EVERYTHING WAS STILL SO BLOCKTHE GROUND, YOU KNOW, TREES. SO WE TOOK DOWN THE STRIP TEAM THAT THE TREES AR25E ACRES THERE IN THE PICTURE FRAME. >> ADDITION, THE FOR COOKING BA TO CKTHAT DAY AND THE LAST FEW SECONDS OF FRONT PORCH CAPTUR EDON BILL'S HOME CAMERA. HE AND HIS WIFE SALLY LOST EVERYTHING IN SECONDS. BUT WHILE HE REMEMBERS THAT PART, THAT'S NOT THE PART HE HOLDS ONTO. NOW THE CORPS. >> OF THE PEOPLE THAT WE KNOW FOR ALL THOSE YEARS IS WHAT HAS RISEN TO THE OCCASION FOR SALLY NIGHT NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS. YOU KNOW WHERE WE FILMED ORIGINALLY HE HAS OFFERED IS DONATING TO BUILDING A NUKE LIKE ALL BILLS FLAG REPLACED BY FORMER GALLATIN COUNTY SHERIFF BRIAN, GOOD CAN AS THE FIRE CONTINUED TOBURN ELSEWHERE IS A PART OF THE FUTURE.

GROUND PLANNED AND YES, HE STILL HASN'T TOLD HIM HOW MUCH IT MEANT TO ME AND THE FLAG THAT HE PUT OUT. WE'VE KEPT THAT FLAG AND THAT PLANE WILL BE THE ONE THAT WILL FLY ON THE NEW FLIGHT. WE LOOK AT THE MOUNTAIN. WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED JUST AMAZING HOW NATURE. >> PRESERVESTHE GOODNESS OF COMES OUT OF THE SOIL IS GUARANTEED TO BE THERE TO REMIND PEOPLE WHAT WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT. >> SO WE DON'T FORGET. >> THINGS CAN HAPPEN. AS FOR BILL. HE SAYS HIS ME IHOS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETE AGAIN IN ONE MORE YEAR IN THE BRIDGE OR CANYON 4 HILLS. I'M CODY BOYER MTN NE. >> SO 2 YEARS TO GET HIS LIFE BACK TO WHERE IT WAS BEFE OR THAT FIRE 6.40. WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A BREAK. WHEN WE COME BA, CKLAWMAKERS WANT RETAIL GIANT AMAZON TO EXPLAIN ITSELF OVER FAKE COVID CARES SOLD ON THE SITE. >> INVESTIGATORS SAY IS HAPPENING COMING UP.

BUT FIRS T,HERE'S GAYLE KING WITH A LOOK AT WHAT'S COMING UP AT 7 O'CLOCK ON CBS MORNINGS. >> GOOD MORNING TO YOU. AHEAD ON CBS MORNINGS. HURRICANE NIKLAS MESAK LANDFALL IN TEXAS S THIS MORNING. WE'RE TRACKING THE STORM THAT IS HAMMERING PEOPLE THAT ARE STILL REELING FROM IDA. THAT'S NOT GO. OD ALSO SPACE X US HISTORIC. FIRST. ALL CIVILIAN CREW WILL INCLUDE A CANCER SURVIVOR HERE. THE INSPIRING NOTE TO HER YOUNGER SELF AS SHE PREPARES FOR BLA STOFF TOMORROW AND HE HAS PLAYED SPIDERMAN AND THE CO-FOUNDER OF FACEBOOK, ANDREW GARFIELD JOINS US TO TALK ABOUT HIS LATEST ROLE.

HE'S PLAYING T HE INFAMOUS TELEVANGELIST JIM BAKKER WILL SEE USE 7 O'CLOCK .

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