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Central High musicians tune up for China

Central High musicians tune up for China

Jordan Everett may not have much in the way of international credentials, but soon the high school freshman will become something of an ambassador.

January 31, 2008 11:00 pmLoading…
Local growth expected to outweigh downturn

Local growth expected to outweigh downturn

Whether or not the country is headed for a recession, Billings could dodge the ugliest consequences of a national downturn - at least that's the verdict from a few of the market watchers and businessmen who depend on the economy here.

January 24, 2008 11:00 pmLoading…
Grizzly attracts crowds

Grizzly attracts crowds

Brutus laid his massive jaw on a tree stump and slowly curled his upper lip, wrinkling his nose and showing onlookers a quick flash of his teeth.

January 18, 2008 11:00 pmLoading…
Rare January fire ignites near Shepherd

Rare January fire ignites near Shepherd

A wildfire north of Shepherd threatened three structures before a small amount of snow and hail helped calm the blaze on Friday, diminishing the danger.

January 11, 2008 11:00 pm Photos

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Billings pitches for state server site

A group of businessmen, elected leaders and city officials tried Thursday evening to convince a state agency that Billings is the ideal home for a $2 million to $3 million facility aimed at securing the computerized intellectual property of Montana.

January 10, 2008 11:00 pmLoading…

Laurel cop's reprimand removed after new training

City officials in Laurel said last month that an officer involved in a Nov. 1 shooting that was later deemed unjustified would be disciplined with a letter of reprimand.

January 10, 2008 11:00 pmLoading…

Ruling suspends BIA decision on tribe's president

A protracted fight for leadership of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Tribe took a new turn Monday as ousted president Eugene Little Coyote touted a federal ruling that appears to suspend a Bureau of Indian Affairs decision that led to his removal from office.

January 06, 2008 11:00 pmLoading…
New fire station working out kinks

New fire station working out kinks

Since settling in at the city's newest fire station last month, an engine crew headed by Capt. Jamie Mertz has been scouting new subdivisions between emergency calls.

January 02, 2008 11:00 pmLoading…
Whatever happened to: After rough year, Renos settle in

Whatever happened to: After rough year, Renos settle in

Editor's note: In this occasional series to kick off 2008, The Gazette updates readers on stories featured in earlier editions. If you have a topic you would like to see revisited, let us know at citynews@billingsgazette.com or 657-1251.

December 31, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…
Wife enlists brass band for GI's return

Wife enlists brass band for GI's return

The music that filled the lobby at Billings Logan International Airport on Friday afternoon meant that Michelle Whiting had kept her promise.

December 28, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…
Fire kills dog; rescuer hurt

Fire kills dog; rescuer hurt

A man suffered smoke inhalation while trying to rescue a pair of dogs from a house fire on the West End on Friday night, authorities said.

December 28, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…
Fire blitzes attic of home on West End

Fire blitzes attic of home on West End

Flames Friday evening tore through the attic of a home on the West End, causing extensive damage despite neighbors’ early attempts to stop the blaze.

December 28, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…
Relatives build mining gallows for Butte natives

Relatives build mining gallows for Butte natives

Jack and Betty Wulf are the kind of Butte natives who love to tell stories about their hometown, describing its days as a hardscrabble mining center, the characters found nowhere else in Montana and the gallows frames that dot the hillsides, marking the locations of old mine shafts.

December 25, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…
Billings man builds a business with links to ancient history

Billings man builds a business with links to ancient history

In the Kingdom of Artemisia, in the Shire of Bronzehelm, on a cluttered table in his living room, Todd Kintz plies his ancient trade in silence.

December 23, 2007 11:00 pm Photos

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Laurel cop's gun jammed, report finds

A Laurel police officer who fired two rounds at a driver he said rammed his vehicle during an early-morning traffic stop tried to keep firing, but his pistol jammed.

December 20, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…
Woman charged in bank heist

Woman charged in bank heist

A 20-year-old woman has been arrested on allegations that she helped a man suspected in four local bank robberies.

December 19, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

Driver takes issue with account by Laurel police

The driver at the center of a police-involved shooting in Laurel last month is disputing the Laurel Police Department's version of the encounter, saying he "lightly bumped" the officer's vehicle before he was shot at, unnecessarily shocked with a Taser, and mocked with racial slurs by two la…

December 14, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

Driver in Laurel shooting charged, disputes allegations

The driver at the center of a police-involved shooting in Laurel last month is disputing the Laurel Police Department's version of the encounter, saying he "lightly bumped" the officer's vehicle before he was shot at, unnecessarily shocked with a Taser, and mocked with racial slurs by two la…

December 13, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

Neighbors deal with broken water main

Residents on West MacDonald Drive were building makeshift dikes Wednesday night to protect a woman's home after a water main broke in the neighborhood.

December 12, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

Woman's death in Hardin being investigated

Investigators are looking into whether foul play was involved in the hypothermia death of a 29-year-old woman found partially naked in Hardin on Sunday.

December 11, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

Woman's death in Hardin being investigated

Investigators are looking into whether foul play was involved in the hypothermia death of a 29-year-old woman found partially naked in Hardin on Sunday.

December 10, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

Charges filed in 2 Billings bank robberies

John Edward Smith Jr. wasn’t exactly lying low the day a robber left Little Horn State Bank with a purple felt bag stuffed with cash.

November 29, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

Panel: Laurel officer erred in firing weapon

A panel of three law-enforcement officers found this week that a police-involved shooting in Laurel broke with the city's use-of-force guidelines.

November 29, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…
Man charged in 2 Billings bank robberies

Man charged in 2 Billings bank robberies

John Edward Smith Jr. wasn't exactly lying low the day a robber left Little Horn State Bank with a purple felt bag stuffed with cash.

November 28, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…
Great-aunt accused of murdering 3-year-old

Great-aunt accused of murdering 3-year-old

A Miles City woman is facing murder charges in the death of a 3-year-old boy who authorities say suffered a "catastrophic head injury" under her care.

November 28, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

Miles City woman charged in boy's death

A Miles City woman is facing murder charges in the death of a 3-year-old boy who authorities say suffered a "catastrophic head injury" under her care.

November 27, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…
'Gumshoe work' leads to bank robbery suspect

'Gumshoe work' leads to bank robbery suspect

Police Chief Rich St. John said "old-fashioned" shoe-leather detective work led to the arrest of a 30-year-old man identified as a suspect in four recent bank robberies.

November 27, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…
Parade a feast for eyes and cold ears

Parade a feast for eyes and cold ears

In matching camouflage snowsuits, black face masks and outsize boots, best friends Ethan Opp and Chandler Callicott stomped around like a pair of stormtroopers in a war for candy.

November 23, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…
Mission serves up dinner to hundreds

Mission serves up dinner to hundreds

Lonnie Clark was counting on a quick meal when he spotted a brunette with a well-worn acoustic guitar and a voice tempered by decades of singing in Country and Western clubs.

November 22, 2007 11:00 pm Photos

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Tribute paid with peace award

Tribute paid with peace award

A day after his death from pancreatic cancer, a former president of Rocky Mountain College was honored Friday night by the peace advocacy organization he helped nourish.

November 16, 2007 11:00 pm Photos

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Detective pleads guilty in collision with pedestrian

A Yellowstone County sheriff's detective pleaded guilty Thursday morning in a vehicle-versus-pedestrian accident involving an elderly woman.

November 16, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…
Court TV in Billings to film feature on 1990 double murder

Court TV in Billings to film feature on 1990 double murder

A television crew is in Billings this week to tape a feature about one of the city's most notorious crimes in recent memory - and the police investigation that put a serial killer behind bars.

November 14, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

Panel receptive to sewage plan

A group charged with overseeing waste treatment in Lockwood sounded an optimistic note Wednesday while reviewing a proposed treatment agreement with Billings.

November 14, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

Winds push fire near Big Timber to 10,000 acres

Winds topping 80 mph fanned a wildfire north of Big Timber to an estimated 10,000 acres Monday night.

November 11, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

Laurel voters approve hiring administrator

Voters in Laurel approved a measure that will give the mayor and City Council a helping hand in administering government affairs in the growing community.

November 06, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

Laurel voters approve change in government

10:50 p.m. update: Three votes separated candidates for two available seats with the Custer County Water and Sewer District 2, according to final, unofficial results.

November 05, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

Police advisory panel set to meet

The Citizen Police Advisory Board - a volunteer group more than two years in the making - will gather this week for its inaugural meeting.

November 05, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

Chuck E. Cheese lawsuit dropped

A federal agency has dropped a lawsuit charging that owners of Chuck E. Cheese in Billings failed to stop a night supervisor from sexually harassing teenage employees.

October 31, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

Experts urge parents to be Internet savvy

When trying to talk sense into teenagers, sometimes it helps to appeal to their vanity - at least that's an approach favored by one local law enforcer.

October 29, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

Man charged after crime spree

A 23-year-old Billings man has been charged in a series of break-ins early Saturday in which one person was hit with a baseball bat and another abducted.

October 29, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…
Crews learn techniques 'fighting' controlled blaze

Crews learn techniques 'fighting' controlled blaze

In firefighter parlance, it's called penciling.

October 25, 2007 11:00 pm Photos

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Bieber's lawyer has plans for new appeal

An attorney for Sabine Bieber will try again to overturn her conviction in the overdose death of a 1-year-old boy at her day care center.

October 23, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

Meeting on Custer forest travel plan draws about 50

U.S. Forest Service officials stopped in Billings on Monday evening to answer questions about a proposal aimed at managing travel - and recreational use - in the Custer National Forest.

October 22, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

Plane crash near Ekalaka kills couple

A newlywed couple from Baltimore were killed Sunday afternoon when their twin-engine airplane crashed in a field near Ekalaka.

October 08, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

Eatery owners sued by feds

A federal agency is suing the owners of Chuck E. Cheese in Billings, alleging that they failed to stop a night manager from sexually harassing teenage employees.

October 01, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…
BPD says farewell to 2 veterans

BPD says farewell to 2 veterans

The Billings Police Department this week said farewell to two of its longest-serving veterans, retirees representing a combined 70 years of service.

September 28, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

Panel eyes gaps in care for juveniles

Among the youthful offenders in the state Department of Corrections is a teenage girl with an IQ of 69 and bipolar disorder.

September 26, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

Captain leaves sheriff's office

A Yellowstone County sheriff's captain named in a recent discrimination complaint against the sheriff's office has retired.

September 24, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…
Doc arrested on Ohio sex indictment

Doc arrested on Ohio sex indictment

A physician was arrested Thursday morning at Billings Clinic, accused of fleeing from allegations he committed a sexual offense in Ohio.

September 20, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…
Rollover frees 1,000s of bees

Rollover frees 1,000s of bees

Emergency workers and beekeepers prepare to right a truck that overturned along Interstate 94 westbound between Huntley and Ballantine Tuesday afternoon.

September 18, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

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