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Company, owner deny any fault in toddler's death

Details Company, owner deny any fault in toddler's death The owners of an apartment complex and the company that manages the property have denied they played any role in the death of a toddler who was run over in the parking lot of their property....

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Billings gas prices to continue to fall through Labor Day, forecasters say

Details Billings gas prices to continue to fall through Labor Day, forecasters say Gas prices fell 9.1 cents a gallon last week in Billings, and forecasters say prices will likely stay low, encouraging more travel during the Labor Day weekend....

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RiverStone encourages event organizers to keep an eye on smoke levels

Details RiverStone encourages event organizers to keep an eye on smoke levels Officials with RiverStone Health on Monday reminded organizers of, and others involved in, fall outdoor sports to keep an eye on air quality levels as smoke from wildfires across the West cont…...

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Man gets 5 years for gun threat over cigarette

Details Man gets 5 years for gun threat over cigarette A man who admitted this summer to trying to steal a cigarette from a man and then hitting him in the face with a gun was sentenced Monday in District Court....

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Man gets deferred sentence in domestic assault case

Details Man gets deferred sentence in domestic assault case A man who admitted earlier this year to assaulting his girlfriend received a deferred sentence on Monday in District Court....

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Woman who had nude photo of son's rape victim on her phone pleads no contest

Details Woman who had nude photo of son's rape victim on her phone pleads no contest A woman who was charged with having photos her son took of naked underage girls on her phone pleaded no contest to the charge instead of taking the matter to trial. ...

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Man admits role in infant daughter’s death

Details Man admits role in infant daughter’s death A man is facing 20 years in state prison for the death of his infant daughter in 2012, admitting he failed to stop his girlfriend from abusing their child....

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Reduced fire danger Monday with lower temperatures and winds

Details A red flag warning has been lifted in Yellowstone County Monday due to lower temperatures and weaker winds....

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Zombie movie a labor of love for Billings title officer, father of 3

Details Zombie movie a labor of love for Billings title officer, father of 3 More than two years later, through hundreds of hours of footage and thousands of hours of work, Trevor Styles’ labor of love will finally see the light of day, even if it does have a bit of a …...

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Billings organization celebrates city's diversity with zoo portrait

Details Billings organization celebrates city's diversity with zoo portrait A cross section of the Billings population united in ZooMontana for a portrait and a statement of solidarity against discrimination....

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Red flag warning stays effect in Yellowstone County Sunday

Details A red flag warning remains in effect for Yellowstone County Sunday due to low humidity, high temperatures and the possibility of strong, shifting winds creating hazardous fire conditions....

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4 Montana state parks you might not know exist

Details 4 Montana state parks you might not know exist A quick scan of a map of Montana’s 54 state parks and it might look like the eastern half of the state is missing out on all of the fun....

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Demand for nurses remains high; hospitals work to keep pace

Details Demand for nurses remains high; hospitals work to keep pace Rising patient numbers combined with a booming need for more care has created growing demand for more nurses in Montana that's putting extra strain on health care facilities across the state a…...

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Realistic dolls go for big money at Billings doll show

Details Realistic dolls go for big money at Billings doll show Jacklyn Damm has two children but she’s made more than 50 babies. The Fairview resident creates ultrarealistic dolls and sells them for as much as $1,500 at craft and doll shows around the cou…...

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Pointer Sisters bring the excitement to Billings Clinic Classic

Details Pointer Sisters bring the excitement to Billings Clinic Classic The first standing ovation at the Billings Clinic Classic came before The Pointer Sisters even hit the stage Saturday night at the Alberta Bair Theater....

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Teamwork builds creative, colorful new Billings playground

Details Teamwork builds creative, colorful new Billings playground Janet Sanchez spent most of Saturday helping to build a playground at Trails End Park in Billings for her neighborhood....

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Vehicle crash sparks wildfire in west Billings

Details Vehicle crash sparks wildfire in west Billings A one-vehicle crash sparked a fire in the vicinity of Grand Avenue and 88th Street West in Billings early Saturday afternoon....

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Car crash sparks wildfire in west Billings

Details Car crash sparks wildfire in west Billings A one-vehicle crash sparked a 12-acre fire near Grand Avenue and 88th Street West in Billings early Saturday afternoon....

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Hot temps Saturday, plus red flag warning in effect

Details A red flag warning is in effect Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. for portions of central, south central and eastern Montana, as well as for north central Wyoming....

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Billings students on par with state ACT averages

Details Billings students on par with state ACT averages School District 2 students' performances on a college entrance exam given to students across Montana almost mirrored state averages....

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Lame Deer woman, 34, identified as hit, run victim

Details Daisy Rowland, 34, of Lame Deer, has been identified as the pedestrian killed on Thursday when a vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign. ...

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Recycling firm struggling to bring back drop-off bins at Billings Albertsons stores

Details Recycling firm struggling to bring back drop-off bins at Billings Albertsons stores For more than a month, visitors carrying bags of newspapers, aluminum cans and plastic bottles have been unable to drop their recycling at four Billings Albertsons stores....

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Details scarce in shooting in Lame Deer on Tuesday

Details Northern Cheyenne tribal members have reported a shooting on the reservation Tuesday in Lame Deer, though tribal officials have not released details and refused to confirm shots had been fired....

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Details scarce in Tuesday shooting in Lame Deer

Details Northern Cheyenne tribal members reported a shooting on the reservation Tuesday in Lame Deer, though tribal officials have not released details and refused to confirm shots had been fired....

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'It gave me my life back': Knee replacement keeps cyclist grinding out the miles

Details 'It gave me my life back': Knee replacement keeps cyclist grinding out the miles A healthy and active man in his 40s, Jason Frank thought he was too young to even consider a knee replacement....

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Emergency responder crisis training offered Sept. 21-25

Details Crisis Intervention Team training will be offered at the Community Crisis Center in Billings on Sept. 21-25. Opening for the class are still available, with priority given to law enforcement o…...

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Man pleads guilty to 3 separate assault cases involving the same girlfriend

Details Man pleads guilty to 3 separate assault cases involving the same girlfriend A man with at least two prior convictions for domestic violence pleaded guilty to three felony abuse charges in three separate incidents in Yellowstone County District Court on Friday....

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Indian Education head wins national award

Details Indian Education head wins national award Montana's Director of Indian Education has been named the 2015 Educator of the Year by the National Indian Education Association....

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Man pulled over for a broken brake light gets arrested for DUI

Details A man appeared in Yellowstone County Justice Court Friday after being arrested Thursday night for driving under the influence, along with several misdemeanor charges. ...

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Passages walkaways caught

Details Passages walkaways caught Two women who walked away from a Billings prerelease center were caught early Sunday morning. ...

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