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5 teens facing felony charges for Billings vandalism spree

5 teens facing felony charges for Billings vandalism spree

A tip helped identify five teenagers now facing felony charges related to a holiday vandalism spree that caused more than 200 Billings residents thousands of dollars in damage.

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Construction program gives former inmates skills needed for new life

Construction program gives former inmates skills needed for new life

At one point in his life, Jacob Swecker couldn’t see himself having a job or place to call his own and raise his 6-month-old son.

January 17, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Officials seek landowners' help in finding body; suspect has criminal history in Florida

Officials seek landowners' help in finding body; suspect has criminal history in Florida

WILLISTON, N.D. -- Police believe the body of a Sidney math teacher who went missing earlier this month is buried in the Williston, N.D., area.

January 16, 2012 11:31 am Photos

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Hooligan's closed while cleaning up from fire damage

Hooligan's closed while cleaning up from fire damage

Hooligan’s Sports Bar and Grill in downtown Billings is closed until further notice after an apartment above the bar caught fire Tuesday night.

January 11, 2012 3:45 pm Photos

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Teacher's disappearance is reminder to runners

Teacher's disappearance is reminder to runners

Runners are thinking more about their safety after the disappearance of a Sidney teacher Saturday morning.

January 11, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Teacher's disappearance may be abduction, police chief says

Teacher's disappearance may be abduction, police chief says

SIDNEY — The Sidney Police Department has called on the Federal Bureau of Investigation for assistance in its search for missing math teacher Sherry Arnold, 43.

January 09, 2012 7:15 pm Photos

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Hundreds show up to search for missing Sidney teacher

Hundreds show up to search for missing Sidney teacher

Nearly 1,000 people showed up on Sunday to search for a missing Sidney High School teacher who did not return home from a Saturday morning run.

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ZooMontana begins refurbishing its Living Wall

ZooMontana begins refurbishing its Living Wall

Construction is under way at ZooMontana, where volunteers are updating a section of the zoo’s indoor exhibits.

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Beartooth Nature Center's new director takes the helm

Beartooth Nature Center's new director takes the helm

After three days on the job, Michelle Marion already has high expectations for the Beartooth Nature Center.

January 04, 2012 4:45 pm Photos

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Michelle Marion holds an owl

Michelle Marion holds an owl

Beartooth Nature Center's new executive director Michelle Marion holds Elf, a saw whet owl, on Jan. 4, 2011. The owl is the nature center's newest addition. Marion said the bird's left wing is injured, and he is unable to return to the wild.

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173 reports of broken car windows, 2 cars burned over holidays in Billings

173 reports of broken car windows, 2 cars burned over holidays in Billings

Police are seeking the public’s help to find out who broke 173 windows and set fire to two cars on the West End over the holidays.

January 03, 2012 12:30 pm Photos

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Billings residents hit the gym to tackle New Year's resolutions

Billings residents hit the gym to tackle New Year's resolutions

Less talk and more action is the theme of the Scherer family this year, at least when it comes to going to the gym.

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Businesses adjust as Montana's minimum wage increases to $7.65

Businesses adjust as Montana's minimum wage increases to $7.65

Minimum-wage earners are getting a 30-cent raise on Jan. 1, putting a bit more bulk in employee paychecks across Montana.

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Costa family still waiting for a home

Costa family still waiting for a home

Things have ground to halt for a Pryor family who lost everything in a house fire earlier this month.

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Billings woman raising funds for cousin injured in crash

Billings woman raising funds for cousin injured in crash

Katie Zarn misses seeing the smile on her cousin's face and hearing the sound of her laughter.

December 28, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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ZooMontana's wolverine shows his artistic flair

ZooMontana's wolverine shows his artistic flair

The term “starving artist” does not apply to the Picasso living within the confines of ZooMontana.

December 27, 2011 4:30 pm Photos

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Shoppers flood stores at Rimrock Mall

Shoppers flood stores at Rimrock Mall

With gift cards, cash and a few returns in hand, shoppers filled the stores at Rimrock Mall on Monday.

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7 locations to recycle Christmas trees this year

Seven locations in and around Billings are providing a place to drop off Christmas trees.

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Crow Tribe will rebuild Pryor family's home destroyed by fire

Crow Tribe will rebuild Pryor family's home destroyed by fire

A Pryor family whose home burned to the ground last week will be able to move back to their rebuilt house in as little as four months.

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Big Timber woman watches son-in-law launch into space

Big Timber woman watches son-in-law launch into space

It may have lacked the emotional impact of standing next to the Florida launch pad, but watching her son-in-law go into space for a third time Wednesday gave Jeanne Moreland Noland a view she's never experienced.

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Head Start family receives van from Hardin Chevrolet

Head Start family receives van from Hardin Chevrolet

The only thing that Luis Alonzo was able to say was "thank you."

December 21, 2011 12:28 pmLoading…
Katie Nash named BPD officer of the year

Katie Nash named BPD officer of the year

Katie Nash was a bit confused, if not concerned, that her boss — a sergeant with the Billings Police Department — was calling her on her day off.

December 20, 2011 8:00 pmLoading…
Billings postal workers move more than a million pieces of mail in one day

Billings postal workers move more than a million pieces of mail in one day

To the United States Postal Service, the Monday before Christmas is the equivalent of Black Friday for retail stores.

December 19, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…
Family gets shopping help at St. Vincent de Paul Toy Store

Family gets shopping help at St. Vincent de Paul Toy Store

After losing a brother and helping pay for a proper funeral, Ray Gonzalez and his family were looking at bleak holidays.

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Families celebrate accomplishments during IHN Christmas party

Families celebrate accomplishments during IHN Christmas party

Two-year-old Eva Herring pressed her hand against a maroon Christmas ornament long enough for the white paint to stick, leaving behind a handprint.

December 18, 2011 10:30 pm Photos

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Pryor family loses home to fire

Pryor family loses home to fire

Dewayne Costa couldn’t move.

December 18, 2011 3:06 pm Photos

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Eastern screech owl released at ZooMontana

Eastern screech owl released at ZooMontana

An adult eastern screech owl was returned to the the wild on Friday after spending more than a month in rehabilitation.

December 16, 2011 5:00 pm Photos

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Santa to make rounds through Lockwood

Santa to make rounds through Lockwood

Santa will ride a big yellow ladder truck through Lockwood on Saturday as part of the fire department’s annual “Santa in the District” event.

December 15, 2011 3:30 pmLoading…
Toy store assembled for St. Vincent de Paul shopping opportunity

Toy store assembled for St. Vincent de Paul shopping opportunity

An empty space in downtown Billings has turned into a toy store with items for homeless families needing assistance in shopping this holiday season.

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Teen diagnosed with cancer dreams to meet Bieber

Teen diagnosed with cancer dreams to meet Bieber

Say what you want about Justin Bieber. Just don't say it within earshot of 17-year-old Cassie Lorenz.

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Billings volunteers serve in Haiti, bring back new perspective

Billings volunteers serve in Haiti, bring back new perspective

He looked like any of the 400 volunteers dripping wet in the sweltering heat, pounding in a nail with a hammer by hand.

December 13, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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'Curly Claus' leads effort to bring toys to Billings' children

'Curly Claus' leads effort to bring toys to Billings' children

There weren’t any reindeer pulling Santa’s shiny red sleigh across downtown Billings on Sunday.

December 11, 2011 6:30 pm Photos

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AmeriCorps volunteers help rebuild communities hit by floods

AmeriCorps volunteers help rebuild communities hit by floods

MUSSELSHELL — A turn-of-the century school with vast rooms and creaking floorboards has served as home for 20-year-old Victoria Moore of Mississippi.

December 10, 2011 12:05 am Photos

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Yellowstone Dog Sports plans grand opening Saturday

Yellowstone Dog Sports plans grand opening Saturday

Dog owners can check out Yellowstone Dog Sports during its grand opening Saturday.

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Fatal crash suspect appears in court

Fatal crash suspect appears in court

A man arrested following a weekend fatal crash appeared Monday in Justice Court for an alleged probation violation.

December 05, 2011 4:01 pmLoading…
Fire destroys shop east of Acton

Fire destroys shop east of Acton

A 1980s shop burned to the ground Monday afternoon just east of Acton.

December 05, 2011 2:41 pm Photos

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South Side Christmas store gives options to low-income families

South Side Christmas store gives options to low-income families

Wandering through the aisles of a makeshift store, a woman and her four young children weren’t sure what to expect.

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Laurel kicks off holiday season with crafts, parade

Laurel kicks off holiday season with crafts, parade

Gail Andren’s foot tapped methodically, turning her spinning wheel round and round as she fed through strips of sheared alpaca fleece.

December 04, 2011 10:15 pm Photos

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Flash mob at the Christmas Stroll

Flash mob at the Christmas Stroll

Dancers converged under the Skypoint to form a flash mob at the annual Christmas Stroll and ArtWalk.

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Artists of all ages, talents featured at Friday's Christmas Stroll

Artists of all ages, talents featured at Friday's Christmas Stroll

Twelve-year-old Issa McKnight put it simply enough.

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Festival of Trees open to public on Saturday at Shrine Auditorium

Festival of Trees open to public on Saturday at Shrine Auditorium

Stuffed teddy bears sit atop green boughs, the Christmas tree of any little girl’s fantasy.

December 02, 2011 3:54 pm Photos

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Keeping valuables safe over the holiday takes planning

Keeping valuables safe over the holiday takes planning

A group of four out-of-towners spent this past Thanksgiving weekend shopping in Billings, picking up the perfect gifts for family and friends.

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Annual light display at ZooMontana begins Friday

Annual light display at ZooMontana begins Friday

Darkness was not an issue for Jim and Ann Curran — they were on a mission.

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Brockel's Chocolates plans temporary closure as owner battles cancer

Brockel's Chocolates plans temporary closure as owner battles cancer

During his 33 years in the business, Gary Brockel has developed a passion for making chocolate and has no plans of retiring.

November 29, 2011 5:00 pm Photos

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Head Start helping bring holiday spirit to families

Head Start helping bring holiday spirit to families

Families just able to make ends meet may not have the option to make the holiday cheer materialize this year.

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Billings family honors National Guard families with Christmas party

Billings family honors National Guard families with Christmas party

A square cement floor, some tables, chairs and a row of potluck items did not give off the joy and cheer of a Christmas party to the Schmitts.

November 28, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Mentor offers advice to ZooMontana

Mentor offers advice to ZooMontana

ZooMontana’s history is full of second chances to fix recurring problems, with accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums continually on the line.

November 23, 2011 8:00 pm Photos

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Butte-born composer leads AA Honor Choir in concert

Butte-born composer leads AA Honor Choir in concert

It’s a kind of homecoming for Daniel Bukvich, a composer and University of Idaho professor who has traveled the world sharing his music but prefers the comforts of home.

November 22, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Community rallies behind Twin Bridges couple injured in 5-vehicle crash

Saturday proved to be bittersweet for the small community of Twin Bridges.

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