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Highway Patrol says Facebook Amber Alerts could help save lives

Highway Patrol says Facebook Amber Alerts could help save lives

BISMARCK, N.D. — The use of Facebook to spread Amber Alerts could help save lives, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.

January 16, 2015 9:44 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Don’t become a traffic crash statistic in 2015

Montana’s highway traffic death toll for 2014 was the lowest since 2010, but it still leaves much room for improvement.

January 07, 2015 12:00 amLoading…
Missouri Highway Patrol takes over the Ferguson protests

Missouri Highway Patrol takes over the Ferguson protests

Many people drove down the street honking their horns, raising their arms, and holding signs on W. Florissant in Ferguson on Thursday evening, Aug. 14, 2014, as some demonstrators stood in the middle of the street. Photo by J.B. Forbes,

December 19, 2014 1:29 pmLoading…

Ups and Downs:

Polar Plunge. A frigid fundraiser brought 50 swimmers briefly into the water of Lake Elmo, all for the benefit of Montana Special Olympics. Yellowstone County Undersheriff Kevin Evans, the event chairman, reports that the 2014 Polar Plunge raised about $24,000 — $4,000 more than last year.

December 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Preventable deaths on Montana highways

Near the bottom left corner of page C2, Sunday’s Billings Gazette briefly reported a preventable death.

September 10, 2014 6:00 amLoading…

Highway Patrol Capt. Len DeClercq retiring after 30 years

CASPER, Wyo. — A 30-year veteran of the Wyoming Highway Patrol retired this week to head the state’s law enforcement training commission.

September 03, 2014 6:00 amLoading…
MHP gets 1st class of drug-detection dogs to fight 'growing' drug problem

MHP gets 1st class of drug-detection dogs to fight 'growing' drug problem

For the first time in the state’s history, six K-9 narcotics units are bolstering the force of the Montana Highway Patrol to guard the I-90 and I-94 corridors against drugs.

July 24, 2014 2:24 pm Video Photos


Coroner names Miles City man who died in Thursday morning crash

Coroner names Miles City man who died in Thursday morning crash

A 27-year-old Miles City man died early Thursday near Worden at milepost 21 on Highway 312.

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Poplar woman killed Friday in accident; another woman sent to the hospital

A 22-year-old woman from Poplar was killed Friday after the Pontiac Grand Prix she was a passenger in landed on its roof near Bonner. The driver was sent to Trinity Hospital.

April 04, 2014 11:06 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: The sober route to safer Montana roads

This winter has plagued Montanans with terrible driving conditions. Record amounts of snow dumped atop frozen rain turned streets into slip-and-slide zones.

March 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Coroner names man who died in Big Horn County crash

Harry Lee Wallace, 62, of Lodge Grass, has been identified as the man who died in a rollover crash on Saturday in Big Horn County. 

December 23, 2013 4:30 pmLoading…

Wyoming troopers rescue stranded driver

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — The Wyoming Highway Patrol says troopers rescued a woman who was stranded in the Big Horn Mountains while driving from South Dakota to Powell.

November 27, 2013 7:34 amLoading…

2 uninjured after crashing into bison outside Cody

Two people escaped uninjured Tuesday night after crashing into a bison 34 miles west of Cody on Highway 14/16/20, according to the Park County Sheriff’s Department.

September 10, 2013 10:38 pmLoading…

2 die in unrelated crashes overnight in Glacier County in northern Montana

Two people died in unrelated, one-vehicle crashes in Glacier County in northern Montana early Friday morning.

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High winds cause semi-truck to lose its trailer on Highway 3

Strong winds caused a mobile office being pulled by a semi-truck to twist off its frame and roll into a field near mile marker 24 on Highway 3 at about 7:15 p.m., according to Montana Highway Patrol.

June 19, 2013 11:08 pmLoading…

Wyoming Highway Patrol captures Colorado attempted murder suspect

CASPER, Wyo. — An attempted murder suspect out of Colorado was nabbed by the Wyoming Highway Patrol after an unrelated speeding stop near Douglas, according to a patrol media release.

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Crash in North Dakota oil patch kills 2 Montana motorcyclists

TRENTON, N.D. — Two Montana men on motorcycles were struck and killed in a collision with a van near Trenton, in northwestern North Dakota's oil patch.

June 07, 2013 6:40 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Counting DUIs: Offenders won’t elude their past

Montana law just got tougher for some repeat DUI offenders.

May 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

I-80 detour causes traffic congestion in Casper

Casper’s Flying J truck stop pumped through a week’s worth of fuel in less than 24 hours Thursday and Friday.

April 19, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming Highway Patrol warns against drunken driving

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The Wyoming Highway Patrol is reminding motorists not to drive if they've been drinking over the St. Patrick's Day weekend.

March 14, 2013 9:31 amLoading…

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