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Council to vote on annexations on Monday

Details Billings is growing, and residents can get a front-row seat to some of that potential growth by attending Monday’s City Council meeting....

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Dinner planned to help Ethiopian street children

Details Dinner planned to help Ethiopian street children Ten years after Eayoall Atsbeha left Africa for the United States, he returned in 2011 to his hometown of Gara Muleta, Ethiopia, for a visit....

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Missing Edgar man found dead on Saturday

Details Missing Edgar man found dead on Saturday The body of a 34-year-old Edgar man, who had been missing for more than two weeks, was found dead on Saturday at about noon....

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A little windy, but great weather ahead

Details Sunny days with highs hovering in the 50s are expected in Billings for most of the week week, but on Sunday and Monday breezy conditions are likely....

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Driver hurt in early morning wreck in Mountview Cemetery

Details Driver hurt in early morning wreck in Mountview Cemetery A vehicle crashed into a concrete wall and ended up in Mountview Cemetery early Sunday morning, sending its driver to a Billings hospital....

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From tragedy to recovery: A Billings man's journey home

Details From tragedy to recovery: A Billings man's journey home Doug Vezey got off work early on Halloween last year. It was supposed to be a quiet weekend....

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Cold spell leaves Billings' Rimrocks covered in ice

Details Cold spell leaves Billings' Rimrocks covered in ice An extended cold spell in Billings a few weeks ago left the Rimrocks draped in ice. Icicles like frozen waterfalls hung from the porous rock, descending into the town and onto the banks of the…...

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Workshop shares tips on getting ready for science expo

Details Workshop shares tips on getting ready for science expo Creating a science project for the annual Billings Clinic Science Expo can be a daunting task for kids and their parents....

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Mostly cloudy milder on Saturday

Details Saturday will be mostly cloudy, the National Weather Service says, with a high near 48 and west winds of 22 to 24 mph....

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Architecture students get a real-world opportunity to learn their craft

Details Architecture students get a real-world opportunity to learn their craft Architecture and design students at Montana State University have the chance to design a mixed-use building to be constructed in the East Billings Urban Renewal District — and to possibly win …...

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The I.D. O'Donnell house remains mostly the same for more than 100 years

Details The I.D. O'Donnell house remains mostly the same for more than 100 years If homes could talk, George and Jean Wallis’ house would have quite the tale....

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Man, woman plead guilty to reduced charges in scuffle with Laurel police officer

Details Man, woman plead guilty to reduced charges in scuffle with Laurel police officer A man and woman initially charged with assaulting a Laurel police officer during a traffic stop in 2013 pleaded guilty to reduced charges of criminal endangerment this week....

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3 prosecutors promoted to top positions in county attorney's office

Details 3 prosecutors promoted to top positions in county attorney's office Three prosecutors have been promoted to top management positions within the Yellowstone County Attorney’s Office....

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Woman admits using high-heeled shoe in assault

Details Woman admits using high-heeled shoe in assault A 38-year-old woman who hit another woman in the head with a high-heeled shoe at a Billings bar in 2013 pleaded guilty Friday to felony assault with a weapon....

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Woman pleads guilty to negligent homicide in death of 3-month-old daughter

Details Woman pleads guilty to negligent homicide in death of 3-month-old daughter A 23-year-old woman pleaded guilty Friday to child abuse and negligent homicide in the 2012 death of her 3-month-old child....

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Joliet police chief cleared of wrongdoing

Details The Stillwater County Attorney’s Office has cleared Joliet Police Chief Kyle Croft of any wrongdoing after he was accused of domestic violence....

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Still no sign of man last seen walking from Joliet

Details Still no sign of man last seen walking from Joliet Friday marks two weeks since Michael Phillips of Edgar was last seen walking east out of Joliet on Main Street at about 4 a.m., and officials have yet to find any sign of him....

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Feature photo: Ozzy picks the Patriots

Details Feature photo: Ozzy picks the Patriots Ozzy, a ZooMontana bear, selected the New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl on Friday morning....

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Warm temperatures, winds in forecast

Details Warm temperatures will continue through the weekend in the Billings area while strong winds are expected in the Big Timber area....

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Waterslide representative likes Skyway Drive for Billings gig

Details Waterslide representative likes Skyway Drive for Billings gig If it’s a speedy, soaking-wet trip down Skyway Drive that you seek, the weekend of Aug. 8 and 9 will be red-letter days on your calendar....

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Glendive residents sound off at public meeting

Details Glendive residents sound off at public meeting GLENDIVE — At the Glendive High School auditorium Thursday night, a panel of local, state and federal agencies and Bridger Pipeline employees explained the proper procedure for flushing out re…...

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'I knew as soon as I smelled my water': Tempers flare in wake of oil spill

Details 'I knew as soon as I smelled my water': Tempers flare in wake of oil spill GLENDIVE — At the Glendive High School auditorium Thursday night, a panel of local, state and federal agencies and Bridger Pipeline employees explained the proper procedure for flushing out re…...

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Man charged with stealing more than $13,000 from safe at Lockwood bar

Details Man charged with stealing more than $13,000 from safe at Lockwood bar A man arrested Wednesday on a warrant charging him with stealing more than $13,000 from a safe at a Lockwood bar made an initial court appearance Thursday....

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Man sentenced to 22 consecutive life sentences in serial rape case files appeal

Details Man sentenced to 22 consecutive life sentences in serial rape case files appeal A man sentenced to 22 consecutive life sentences last year for raping three women and attempting to rape a fourth is appealing his case....

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With Early Edge, Lockwood preschool could build on successes, educators tell Bullock

Details With Early Edge, Lockwood preschool could build on successes, educators tell Bullock Lockwood schools took a leap of faith when the district started its own preschool program, local officials told Gov. Steve Bullock....

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Man pleads guilty to robbery in home-invasion attacks on retired nuns

Details Man pleads guilty to robbery in home-invasion attacks on retired nuns A 33-year-old man accused in home-invasion attacks on three elderly Billings women — two of them retired nuns — pleaded guilty Thursday to four of eight charges against him....

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Crowd turns out for 9th Circuit hearings; 1st in Billings since Thomas named chief judge

Details Crowd turns out for 9th Circuit hearings; 1st in Billings since Thomas named chief judge A special sitting of a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Billings on Thursday also was a homecoming celebration for Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas....

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Newman School earns big check to help address a big challenge

Details Newman School earns big check to help address a big challenge Newman Elementary School Principal Travis Niemeyer’s eyes grew big during a school assembly Thursday when he saw a half-dozen students holding an enormous $20,000 check with their school’s name on it....

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Woman charged with DUI No. 7

Details Woman charged with DUI No. 7 A woman with six DUI convictions was arrested Wednesday and is facing a seventh DUI charge along with two counts of felony drug possession....

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Woman pleads guilty to lesser charge in assault case

Details Woman pleads guilty to lesser charge in assault case One of two people charged with beating and seriously injuring a woman in a July dispute over a bag pleaded guilty Thursday to a reduced charge....

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