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'I won’t be so forgiving the next time': No prison for man in fatal DUI

A Hardin man who questioned whether he was the driver will spend five years on federal probation for a drunken driving crash on the Crow Reservation that killed a passenger and injured two other passengers.

July 24, 2014 1:00 pmLoading…
East Rosebud protection bill gets hearing

East Rosebud protection bill gets hearing

An East Rosebud Creek protection bill got a hearing before a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday with Montana Sen. John Walsh testifying in support of the measure he’s sponsoring.

July 23, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…
Lame Deer man pleads not guilty to chainsaw assault

Lame Deer man pleads not guilty to chainsaw assault

A Lame Deer man denied federal charges this week that he assaulted two people with a chainsaw on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.

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Lockwood pedestrian safety board recommends projects

The newly formed Lockwood Pedestrian Safety District Advisory Board has identified priority sidewalk and lighting projects to make the community safer.

July 22, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

Yellowstone County imposes Stage 1 fire restrictions

Yellowstone County commissioners on Tuesday imposed Stage 1 fire restrictions because of recent hot and dry weather conditions.

July 22, 2014 4:29 pmLoading…

Former Sidney pharmacist admits causing drug death

A former pharmacist in Sidney admitted federal allegations Tuesday that he distributed a prescription painkiller that caused the death of a local resident.

July 22, 2014 2:03 pmLoading…
2 ex-Stockman Bank employees sue alleging sex discrimination

2 ex-Stockman Bank employees sue alleging sex discrimination

Two former employees of Stockman Bank’s Miles City branch office recently filed a federal lawsuit alleging sex discrimination by supervisors.

July 21, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…
Man pleads no contest to breaking church windows with machete

Man pleads no contest to breaking church windows with machete

A Billings man accused of vandalizing a Billings church with a machete pleaded no contest on Friday to multiple charges in state District Court.

July 18, 2014 2:35 pmLoading…
Man pleads guilty to driving drunk in crash that injured 5 passengers

Man pleads guilty to driving drunk in crash that injured 5 passengers

A man on Friday admitted he was driving drunk last year when he crashed and flipped his vehicle onto its top in the Billings Heights, injuring all five passengers and himself.

July 18, 2014 2:23 pmLoading…
Man pleads not guilty in Saturday downtown stabbing

Man pleads not guilty in Saturday downtown stabbing

A man suspected of stabbing and wounding a woman in downtown Billings early Saturday denied assault charges in state District Court.

July 18, 2014 12:06 pmLoading…
Hot temperatures through weekend

Hot temperatures through weekend

Temperatures will reach the 90s through the weekend in the Billings area with isolated thunderstorms possible on Friday.

July 18, 2014 6:44 am Video Loading…
Runs to promote East Rosebud Creek protection

Runs to promote East Rosebud Creek protection

The Friends of East Rosebud, which is working to protect East Rosebud Creek from development, is holding a series of runs along the scenic waterway.

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Protest period underway for Lockwood revised sewer project

A 30-day protest period is underway for property owners within a proposed revised sewer project in Lockwood.

July 15, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
Nesting instincts: Osprey chicks examined as part of research program

Nesting instincts: Osprey chicks examined as part of research program

Unamused, the osprey mama circled and squawked and even dove at researchers Monday morning as they carefully lifted her two chicks from their nest south of Laurel.

July 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Musselshell County’s DES coordinator taking state job

Musselshell County’s DES coordinator taking state job

Musselshell County’s Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator Jeff Gates, who has overseen his share of major natural disasters, is moving on.

July 03, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…

Federal judge sentences man to more than 11 years for 2012 rape

A federal judge sentenced a Lame Deer man on Wednesday to more than 11 years in prison for raping a woman after luring her into a bedroom.

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Billings police identify juvenile as suspect in Sports Authority fire

Billings police identify juvenile as suspect in Sports Authority fire

The Billings Police Department on Thursday said it has identified a juvenile suspect in an incident that led to the fire at the Sports Authority building on Tuesday.

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Lame Deer man denies sex abuse charges

Lame Deer man denies sex abuse charges

A Lame Deer man accused of sexually abusing a child denied federal charges Tuesday.

July 02, 2014 10:40 amLoading…
Pryor man sentenced for intercourse with minor

Pryor man sentenced for intercourse with minor

A Pryor man who admitted having sexual intercourse with a minor after a Facebook conversation will spend almost five years in federal prison.

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Commissioners approve 2.5 percent raise for elected officials

Commissioners approve 2.5 percent raise for elected officials

As expected, the Yellowstone County commission Tuesday approved a 2.5 percent raise for elected officials for the 2015 budget year.

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County commission considers MetraPark budget

Yellowstone County commissioners took up the proposed 2015 budget for MetraPark on Thursday, making few changes but urging staff to begin planning for resurfacing parking lots, something that’s been discussed for about 10 years.

June 26, 2014 5:32 pmLoading…
Price tag for Yellowstone County jail expansion goes up

Price tag for Yellowstone County jail expansion goes up

The estimated cost of expanding the Yellowstone County jail got a little higher on Tuesday with no clear way for how the county would pay for it.

June 25, 2014 12:30 am Photos

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Panel to recommend 2.5% pay raise for county elected officials

Panel to recommend 2.5% pay raise for county elected officials

A Yellowstone County compensation board will recommend that elected officials receive a 2.5 percent base wage increase for fiscal year 2015.

June 24, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…
Yellowstone County's biggest budget decision is addressing crowded jail

Yellowstone County's biggest budget decision is addressing crowded jail

Yellowstone County commissioners started crunching budget numbers on Monday morning as they began a week of formal hearings on the proposed 2015 budget.

June 23, 2014 4:35 pmLoading…
Little Bighorn Battlefield to rededicate Indian memorial

Little Bighorn Battlefield to rededicate Indian memorial

The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument will commemorate the 138th anniversary of the famous battle, with special emphasis on the rededication of the Indian Memorial, beginning on Tuesday.

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Montana photographer victim of fatal stabbing; court document reveals new details

Montana photographer victim of fatal stabbing; court document reveals new details

Noted Montana outdoors photographer and publisher Mike S. Sample, known for his images of the state’s landscapes and wildlife, died Thursday in Billings after a stabbing near his downtown office.

June 20, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Judge confirms Southern’s bankruptcy reorganization

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ralph Kirscher on Friday confirmed the reorganization plan for Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission Cooperative, the first wholesale power cooperative in Montana to go bankrupt.

June 20, 2014 2:45 pmLoading…

Ex-director of housing organization gets probation for theft

A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced the former director of Housing Montana in Billings to two years probation and fined her $1,000 for stealing money from the organization.

June 18, 2014 4:51 pmLoading…
Yellowstone County elected officials may see 2.5% pay raise

Yellowstone County elected officials may see 2.5% pay raise

A panel of mostly Yellowstone County elected officials is considering giving elected officials a 2.5 percent increase to their base wages for fiscal year 2015.

June 17, 2014 4:55 pmLoading…
Planning group considers Molt Road, Highway 3 connector

Planning group considers Molt Road, Highway 3 connector

The Policy Coordinating Committee on Tuesday mulled the idea of building a road connecting Molt Road in the valley to Highway 3 atop the Rimrocks but took no action.

June 17, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…

Ex-director of housing organization to admit to theft

Christa Ann McClure, the former executive director of Housing Montana in Billings, is expected to admit to a federal misdemeanor charge of stealing public money.

June 16, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

Southern co-op’s bankruptcy plan appears headed toward approval

A federal bankruptcy judge gave tentative approval on Friday to the reorganization plan of Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission Cooperative, a wholesale power provider, to its rural co-op members.

June 13, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
2 admit guilt in check-cashing scheme

2 admit guilt in check-cashing scheme

Two men accused in a large check-cashing scheme pleaded guilty to charges on Friday in state district court in Billings.

June 13, 2014 2:15 pm Photos

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Elderly Hysham man admits meth distribution

Elderly Hysham man admits meth distribution

Thomas Edmond Van Haele, an elderly Hysham resident with a felony record of sex and drug offenses, admitted federal drug charges Thursday in U.S. District Court in Billings.

June 12, 2014 2:20 pmLoading…
3 sentenced in Crow corruption case

3 sentenced in Crow corruption case

The former director of the Crow Tribe’s Historic Preservation Office and his son avoided federal prison sentences on Wednesday for convictions in a corruption scheme, but they will have to pay restitution — although the amount is far smaller than what the prosecution claimed.

June 11, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
County budget: 'The jail is the biggest problem'

County budget: 'The jail is the biggest problem'

Heading into a new budget year, Yellowstone County’s financial picture generally looks good.

June 10, 2014 4:40 pmLoading…
Fairview man admits distributing meth

Fairview man admits distributing meth

A Fairview man Thursday admitted he distributed methamphetamine he got from convicted dealer Robert Farrell Armstrong, a Washington man who helped bring a large quantity of the drug to Montana for distribution in the Bakken oil fields and elsewhere.

June 10, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Suspect in Billings home invasion appears on federal drug charges

Suspect in Billings home invasion appears on federal drug charges

A suspect who was shot during a Billings home invasion in May appeared on federal drug and firearms charges in Great Falls this week.

June 10, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…
New marketing director says his biggest job is to 'bring more events to MetraPark'

New marketing director says his biggest job is to 'bring more events to MetraPark'

MetraPark’s new marketing and sales director is Ray Massie, who is currently the general manager for KGHL radio.

June 06, 2014 10:08 am Photos

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MetraPark workers will see pay raise under new contract

The Teamsters Local 190 and Yellowstone County have settled negotiations for MetraPark workers in a deal that calls for a five-year contract.

June 05, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
Hysham woman admits meth possession

Hysham woman admits meth possession

A Hysham woman who has held public office and had lived a law-abiding life for 70 years admitted to federal charges of possessing methamphetamine.

June 05, 2014 3:45 pmLoading…
Supreme Court orders suspension, public censure for Judge Baugh

Supreme Court orders suspension, public censure for Judge Baugh

The Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered suspension and public censure for District Judge G. Todd Baugh, of Billings, who during a sentencing said a 14-year-old rape victim appeared older than her chronological age.

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Fairview man sentenced in meth conspiracy

Fairview man sentenced in meth conspiracy

A Fairview man who fed his own addiction by helping to traffic nearly pure methamphetamine in the Bakken region will spend four years in federal prison.

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Voters rejecting local government review

Voters rejected measures for local government review in Tuesday’s primary election.

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Long, Selph lead in race for Yellowstone County treasurer

Long, Selph lead in race for Yellowstone County treasurer

Sherry Long edged out William Selph and two others in a four-way primary battle on the Republican ticket for Yellowstone County treasurer/assessor/superintendent of schools.

June 03, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Incumbent Hernandez, challenger Mayott win justice of the peace races

Incumbent Hernandez, challenger Mayott win justice of the peace races

Longtime Yellowstone County Justice of the Peace Pedro Hernandez and challenger Michael Mayott are the top two contenders for the judge position in Department 2, with Hernandez taking a commanding lead.

June 03, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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Souza, Speare win races for District Court judgeship

Souza, Speare win races for District Court judgeship

Two judicial candidates — Rod Souza and William J. Speare — led the field in unofficial final county results in the race to replace state District Judge G. Todd Baugh of Billings.

June 03, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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BLM recognizes Friends of Pompeys Pillar organization

BLM recognizes Friends of Pompeys Pillar organization

The Bureau of Land Management has recognized the Friends of Pompeys Pillar for its volunteer work for the Pompeys Pillar National Monument.

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Investigation continues in apartment building fire; damage estimated at $1 million

Investigation continues in apartment building fire; damage estimated at $1 million

A fire in a three-story brick apartment building at 23 Yellowstone Ave., early Monday sent flames shooting from the attic and smoke billowing from the roof, causing an estimated $1 million in damage.

June 02, 2014 6:42 am Photos

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Warm temperatures for Friday but storms forecast for Saturday

Friday’s weather may be the calm before the storm. The National Weather Service said conditions are developing that could bring severe weather on Saturday, with thunderstorms capable of producing wind gusts of 74 mph and higher, baseball-sized hail and possibly tornados east of Billings.

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