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A few more days of nice weather

Details Warm temperatures and sunshine will continue into the weekend in the Billings area before turning colder on Sunday....

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For Halloween, author shares tales of Billings' paranormal haunts

Details For Halloween, author shares tales of Billings' paranormal haunts In the early 1900s, when Billings was still a whistle-stop, the Billings Depot was a gateway for travelers riding the rails, and while many hopped back onto the cars for other parts, some sett…...

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Lockwood school board earns 'Golden Gavel' for 25th straight year

Details The Lockwood school board earned its 25th consecutive Golden Gavel award from the Montana School Boards Association this month, an achievement that is considered unparalleled among school dist…...

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Man sentenced to 40 years prison for killing over supposed dog dispute

Details Man sentenced to 40 years prison for killing over supposed dog dispute Just more than a year after Mahpevana-Hane Lorne Bearcomesout shot and killed another man on Billings’ North Side — in what police were told was a dispute over a stolen gun and pitbull puppy —…...

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Billings woman accused of driving drunk with young son in SUV

Details A Billings woman was charged Thursday for drunken driving with her infant son in the vehicle....

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ZooMontana to offer discounted admission for veterans

Details ZooMontana to offer discounted admission for veterans For five days in mid-November, ZooMontana will give military veterans, and the group that comes with them, discounted admission in honor of Veterans Day....

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Day 2 of the homeless summit given to brainstorming what might work

Details Day 2 of the homeless summit given to brainstorming what might work Attendees and organizers alike left day two of the Community Innovations Summit clamoring for more....

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Level 2 sex offender arrested for alleged probation violations

Details Level 2 sex offender arrested for alleged probation violations A Level 2 sex offender convicted in 2007 for raping a 15-year-old girl was arrested recently after he allegedly violated multiple conditions of his probation....

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Sheriff's sergeant resigns amid investigation into Deadwood incident

Details A Yellowstone County Sheriff's sergeant on paid leave during an investigation into an assault charge in Deadwood, S.D., has resigned....

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Suspects in Lame Deer murder expected to plead guilty

Details Suspects in Lame Deer murder expected to plead guilty A man and woman accused in the murder of a Lame Deer woman last year are expected to plead guilty to charges on Friday in U.S. District Court....

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Billings Home Center fundraiser near its goal

Details Billings Home Center fundraiser near its goal This week’s celebration for the fledgling Billings Home Center has pushed fundraising to $92,700 — about $30,000 short of what’s needed to fund the one-stop housing shop for its first year of …...

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Yellowstone County tax bills to hit the mail

Details Yellowstone County tax bills to hit the mail Yellowstone County’s 2014 property tax bills will go in the mail Friday to more than 68,000 taxpayers....

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Morning break-in causes resident to flee

Details Morning break-in causes resident to flee The Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Thursday morning incident in which a woman ran from her house on Highway 3 after finding a man burglarizing it....

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'You’re a fighter. And you’re strong': Pink belts help students fight cancer 1 kick at a time

Details 'You’re a fighter. And you’re strong': Pink belts help students fight cancer 1 kick at a time A monthlong self defense class aimed at fighting cancer as well as bad guys came to an end Wednesday night at Billings Chi-Tu Do....

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Windy and 50s on Thursday, 60s Friday and Saturday

Details Temperatures in the upper 50s are possible on Thursday, and Friday and Saturday highs be in the upper 60s, but a cold weather front off the Pacific is poised to chill temperatures on Sunday an…...

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Early morning fire destroys shed

Details Early morning fire destroys shed A shed was destroyed in an early morning fire behind 131 Alderson Ave., on Thursday....

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Billings educators make pitch for 'teacher-leaders'

Details One by one, seven Billings teachers explained their ideas to administrators who had dropped by to listen....

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VA Montana erroneously releases patients' confidential information

Details VA Montana erroneously releases patients' confidential information A Glendive veteran says his confidential medical diagnosis, birth date, address and Social Security information were compromised when the VA Montana Health Care System mishandled his request f…...

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Little Bighorn battlefield seeks ideas on a new or expanded visitor center

Details Little Bighorn battlefield seeks ideas on a new or expanded visitor center Officials at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument are seeking ideas from the public to address what Superintendent Denice Swanke called in a news release “management problems posed…...

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Spaghetti fundraiser will include appearance by Rogers

Details Spaghetti fundraiser will include appearance by Rogers Friends of Rogers Ssembatya, who have been hoping to connect with him in person, will have an opportunity Nov. 6 at the seventh annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Hope 2 One Life....

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Treatment helping to heal Ugandan youth's wounds

Details Treatment helping to heal Ugandan youth's wounds Twelve days after Rogers Ssembatya was admitted to St. Vincent Healthcare, the Ugandan youth was sitting in a wheelchair with a smile on his face....

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RiverStone confirms 1st case of flu this season in Yellowstone County

Details RiverStone confirms 1st case of flu this season in Yellowstone County The first confirmed case of the flu this season appeared Tuesday in Yellowstone County, according to a news release from RiverStone Health. ...

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Looking for new ways to help Billings' homeless and transient population

Details Looking for new ways to help Billings' homeless and transient population Billings has the pieces in place to stem its transient and homeless problems, a panel of experts from San Antonio and San Diego said during a press conference preceding the Community Innovatio…...

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Casper daycare owner convicted in Billings for writing bad checks

Details A jury Tuesday convicted an owner of a Casper daycare center — who used to own daycares in Billings and Bozeman — of a felony for intentionally writing a series of bad checks on her business a…...

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Teen hit by car on Monday likely had obstructed vision

Details Teen hit by car on Monday likely had obstructed vision A 14-year-old boy who was hit by a car Monday near Riverside Middle School had obscured vision when he tried to cross the street. ...

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Temperatures in the 60s Wednesday, but weekend highs could get chilly

Details Temperatures in Billings will remain in the 50s and 60s for the rest of the week, but cooler weather is coming. ...

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GAO: Montana mail service has suffered since 2011 cutbacks

Details GAO: Montana mail service has suffered since 2011 cutbacks Government cutbacks have slowed mail delivery across Montana, according to a federal report issued Tuesday....

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MSUB to host trick-or-treating on Wednesday

Details Montana State University Billings will host its annual open-to-the-public trick-or-treating event on Wednesday....

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Helping the poor brings service providers, people of faith together

Details Helping the poor brings service providers, people of faith together In the midst of last year’s bitterly cold winter, Tumbleweed Executive Director Sheri Boelter was facing a crisis....

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Hail damage repairs keep Billings landfill busy, but lines are getting shorter

Details Hail damage repairs keep Billings landfill busy, but lines are getting shorter It may not be so apparent for those people waiting in what are sometimes hourlong lines at the Billings landfill, but the number of monthly visits has gone down from its summer peak....

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