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Billings police: Text us your crime tips

The Billings Police Department is moving a two-year-old texting program back to the forefront in an effort to help officers and detectives solve more crimes.

July 10, 2014 5:21 pmLoading…
Texting while driving surfaces as latest teen risk as smoking risks tumble

Texting while driving surfaces as latest teen risk as smoking risks tumble

When it comes to risky behavior, adolescents seem to have traded cigarettes for cellphones.

June 25, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Calling lawmakers to curb drivers’ cell phone risk

Gazette opinion: Calling lawmakers to curb drivers’ cell phone risk

Texting while driving in Montana is dangerous, but not illegal.

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Employment outlook: These five generations must learn to work together

This year, for the first time in American history, five generations will be working together. This is touted by some as a social phenomenon, and it brings up many issues in how to work together productively.

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Guest opinion: Traffic safety: Only u can prevent TWD

Last year on Sept. 19, AT&T hosted the first ever “No Text on Board Pledge Day” — a nationwide event where drivers committed to never text while driving. To date, more than 2.5 million people have made the pledge and joined the movement to end TWD. The message is clear, simple and lifesa…

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St. Vincent Healthcare targets texting teens with distracted driving obstacle course

St. Vincent Healthcare targets texting teens with distracted driving obstacle course

Sadie Turner, a 17-year-old senior at Huntley Project, learned firsthand Wednesday something she may not have readily gleaned from a textbook.

September 04, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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Judge sends accused 'Words With Friends' stalker to District Court

CASPER, Wyo. — Coy Vaught, the man accused of violating his bond by contacting and stalking a woman, will soon face District Court.

March 12, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…

Wyoming committee drops one cell phone bill, tables another

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Senate Transportation Committee considered two bills Monday targeting cellphones and drivers — voting against one and asking the sponsor of the other to perform more research and return another day.

January 21, 2013 8:11 pmLoading…

Missoula ban on cellphone use by drivers, cyclists takes effect

MISSOULA — The Missoula ban on driving or cycling and talking on handheld cellphones is now the law.

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Judge won't give former UM QB all of accuser's texts

Judge won't give former UM QB all of accuser's texts

MISSOULA — A Missoula County District Court judge has denied a request by former University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson for the text messages of a woman who’s accused him of rape.

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Guest opinion: Teens pay attention to parents' driving -- for better or worse

Teenagers behind the wheel often copy the driving behavior of their parents. Is that a good thing? Not necessarily.

November 10, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

Billings police launch cellphone app for Crime Stoppers

The Billings Police Department announced new software that will allow citizens to report crimes anonymously from a cellphone.

July 24, 2012 9:04 pm Related Loading…

Gazette opinion: Law gives drivers reason to stay off phone

It’s been nearly two years since the Billings City Council banned city drivers from texting and other handheld cellphone use. Since then, several other Montana cities have enacted similar ordinances, including Butte, Helena, Great Falls and Anaconda.

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Great Falls bans cell phones for drivers

GREAT FALLS - Great Falls banned hand-held cell phones for motorists and cyclists, hoping to make navigating the streets of this central Montana town a bit safer from distracted drivers.

July 04, 2012 12:05 pmLoading…

Columbia Falls considering cellphone ban for drivers

COLUMBIA FALLS — Officials in Columbia Falls are considering a cellphone ban while driving after a man drove into the Flathead River while texting.

June 09, 2012 6:35 pmLoading…

Text message scam reported in Billings, Great Falls

A text message scam has been reported in the Billings area days after the scam was seen in Great Falls.

May 03, 2012 7:30 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Don't forget, No phoning while driving in city

A year after the city of Billings started enforcing restrictions on drivers’ cellphone use, evidence continues to mount on the risks of distracted driving.

November 04, 2011 12:10 amLoading…

North Carolina man charged with soliciting photos of Helena teen

HELENA -- A North Carolina truck driver suspected of blackmailing a Helena teenager into sending him pornographic photographs has been arrested and charged with sexual exploitation of a child.

October 25, 2011 11:34 amLoading…
Central students get hands-on look at dangers of texting, drinking while driving

Central students get hands-on look at dangers of texting, drinking while driving

While driving down a neighborhood street, Kelsie Weber looked down at her phone to fire off a text message. Soon after, a child ran out from the sidewalk toward the car’s passenger side.

September 28, 2011 9:00 pmLoading…

Health Matters: New approaches help parents, teachers, kids face bullying as a team

For many years, bullying was thought to be “just a part of growing up.”

August 23, 2011 11:30 pmLoading…

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