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Babcock Theatre reopens tonight as a downtown movie house

If a building could have an identity crisis, the Babcock Theatre in downtown Billings would be the one. Built as an opera ho… Read more

Billings man convicted of raping teen still asking for new trial

A 36-year-old man will have to wait for a judge to rule on his motion for a new trial, after he was convicted earlier this y… Read more

14-year-old who brought guns to Wyoming school faces 9 counts of attempted murder

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The 14-year-old junior high student who brought two handguns and 36 rounds of ammunition to a Wyoming schoo… Read more

Zimmerman Trail expected to reopen day before Thanksgving

Zimmerman Trail, along with the new roundabout on Highway 3 at the top of the Rims, is set to open Wednesday afternoon, said… Read more

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Results and updates from the 2018 Montana general election

Following along for live updates and results from the 2018 Montana general election. Read more

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Gianforte bests Williams in race for Montana's only U.S. House seat

BOZEMAN — Republican incumbent Greg Gianforte appeared to have won re-election over Democrat Kathleen Williams Tuesday night… Read more

Crime & Courts

Roundup man hospitalized after shooting in Billings

A 55-year-old Roundup man was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the leg following a shooting west of downtown Billings ea… Read more


Billings police involved in shooting after attempted burglary

A man suspected of attempting to burglarize a house was hospitalized with a gunshot wound following an officer-involved shoo… Read more

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Tester overcame Trump's attacks with help from moderates, women and younger voters

Incumbent U.S. Sen. Jon Tester has won re-election to his third term, fending of a challenge from Republican state Auditor Matt Rosendale. Read more

State & Regional

Father's 18-year quest to fulfill promise to dead son ends with Remington settlement

WILLOW CREEK – Richard Barber doesn’t believe in coincidence. Read more

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With Trump in Montana, Sen. Jon Tester turns to 'The Dude'

Montana Senate candidate Matt Rosendale may not be a household name, but he's surrounded on the campaign trail by President Donald Trump and other big-name Republicans like Vice President Mike Pence and Sens. Lindsey Graham and Rand Paul. Read more

Crime & Courts

Inquest shows police fired 74 rounds in 6 seconds, killing man on Billings South Side

Five police officers fired 74 shots in six seconds. Read more

Montana News

Man dies 2 days after winning $2.6M verdict in lawsuit over Montana mining claim

A man who fought for more than a decade to maintain his rights to a mining claim in northwestern Montana died two days after a jury awarded him nearly $2.6 million. Read more


Retired doctor and nurse give $5M more to Billings hospital

Neuroscience at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings is getting a serious shot in the arm.  Read more

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Video: Recovery of Jenkins the red-tailed boa

Jeff the Nature Guy shows the recovery of Jenkins, a red-tailed boa constrictor at ZooMontana after she arrived at the zoo with burns on he… Read more

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