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Fire weather warning in effect Tuesday afternoon through most of Wednesday

Details Fire weather warning in effect Tuesday afternoon through most of Wednesday A fire weather warning has been issued for a large part of Montana, including Yellowstone County, by the National Weather Service. The red flag warning will be in effect starting Tuesday after…...

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After 6 concussions, Senior athlete pushes for awareness

Details After 6 concussions, Senior athlete pushes for awareness Alexa Torbert suffered her first concussion as a sixth-grader when she took a spill on the playground....

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Luncheon scheduled for current, former medical workers

Details The biannual lunch meeting of the Community Health Care Alumni, for current and St. Vincent Healthcare employees, will be held on April 23....

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Clark on the Yellowstone lecture series planned

Details Clark on the Yellowstone lecture series planned Montana State University Billings will host a lecture series in April, “Clark on the Yellowstone,” featuring MSUB faculty from the history department and Friends of Pompeys Pillar examining Wi…...

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Weekend windstorm knocked out power for 15K, blew through trees and trash

Details Lights were back on around the region Sunday afternoon after several long wind-related power outages....

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Man in court on 5th charge of partner family member assault

Details Man in court on 5th charge of partner family member assault A man facing his fifth partner family member assault charge appeared in Yellowstone County Justice Court on Monday....

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Man charged with assault during Tumbleweed incident gets $15,000 bond

Details Man charged with assault during Tumbleweed incident gets $15,000 bond A 20-year-old Billings man who was arrested outside of the Tumbleweed Runaway Program office on Friday afternoon made an initial appearance on Monday....

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Work to begin Tuesday on long-delayed library parking garden

Details Work to begin Tuesday on long-delayed library parking garden Construction of the on-again, off-again parking garden at the Billings Public Library is on again beginning this week, and the schedule calls for the work to be complete before summer begins....

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Woman gets suspended term in arson; 'Let's stay on your meds,' judge says

Details Woman gets suspended term in arson; 'Let's stay on your meds,' judge says A 47-year-old woman received a three-year suspended sentence on Monday for setting fire to a South Side home in February 2014....

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3 new officers join Billings Police Department

Details 3 new officers join Billings Police Department Three new officers joined the Billings Police Department on Monday after taking an oath and receiving their badges....

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Man arrested for trespassing pleads not guilty to drug possession

Details Man arrested for trespassing pleads not guilty to drug possession A man arrested for trespassing and charged with drug possession pleaded not guilty to the charge in Yellowstone County District Court on Monday....

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Man pleads not guilty to swinging hatchet at boy, 14

Details Man pleads not guilty to swinging hatchet at boy, 14 A Billings man accused of swinging a hatchet at a 14-year-old family member and punching another relative in the face pleaded not guilty to the charges on Monday in Yellowstone County District Court....

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Billings looks to heat up with work week

Details Billings looks to be heating up as the work week starts and no precipitation is expected to dampen the threat of wildfires until at least Tuesday night....

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Fire weather watch in effect through Wednesday

Details Fire weather watch in effect through Wednesday Temperatures in Billings will be heating up as the work week starts, and no precipitation is expected to dampen the threat of wildfires until at least Tuesday night....

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Airport officials talk ticket prices, amenities — and the future

Details Airport officials talk ticket prices, amenities — and the future Billings Logan International Airport won’t be growing and improving as fast as some social media commenters might like, and airline ticket prices aren’t likely to fall anytime soon....

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Billings City Council will take the night off Monday

Details The Billings City Council has no meeting scheduled Monday, the fifth Monday in March....

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Billings high school freshman has 1st book published

Details Billings high school freshman has 1st book published A published author since she was 13, Audrey Schied, now a 15-year-old freshman at Senior High School, said she writes because she enjoys the experience of creating a world and driving her char…...

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Worden Fire Department and volunteers install fire alarms

Details Worden Fire Department and volunteers install fire alarms A group of four volunteers converged on Bob and Meri Lile’s home in Worden on Saturday to install a free fire alarm....

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Lower winds and warm temps expected as week begins

Details Lower winds will assist fire crews Sunday but temperatures will remain high without clouds or precipitation....

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Power restored after more outages in Billings on Sunday

Details Power has been restored to nearly 10,000 people who experienced outages on the West End of Billings on Sunday morning....

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Residences on N. 27th down to 1: 'I’ll stay as long as they let me'

Details Residences on N. 27th down to 1: 'I’ll stay as long as they let me' Following a recent round of demolitions, North 27th Street — one of Billings’ busiest thoroughfares — is down to just one residential building....

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New book, new museum exhibit re-tell grim chapter in local history

Details New book, new museum exhibit re-tell grim chapter in local history COLUMBUS — The 1937 double murder in northern Stillwater County would never make for a "Cold Case" episode. Within two days of the bloody killings, the crime was solved when Frank Robideau con…...

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Public intoxication bill dead; city will go forward with tools at hand

Details Billings Police Chief Rich St. John was circumspect this week after a Montana House committee tabled a bill that would allow cities to decide for themselves whether to outlaw public intoxication....

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Highway 47 closes between Custer and Hardin

Details Highway 47 between Interstates 90 and 94 is closed because of a fire at the I-94 interchange near Custer, according to the Montana Department of Transportation. The fire started at about 7 p.m…...

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Highway 47 back open after fire causes Saturday night closure

Details Highway 47 between Interstates 90 and 94 reopened around 11:15 p.m. Saturday after closing for several hours because of a fire at the I-94 interchange near Custer, according to the Montana Dep…...

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Attempts fail to blast bills to House floor

Details HELENA — The Republican-led House rebuffed seven attempts by Democrats Saturday to blast bills that were tabled in committee onto the floor for debate, including those funding pay raises for s…...

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Fire heavily damages detached garage

Details Fire heavily damages detached garage A detached garage at 711 Lewis Ave. sustained heavy damage Saturday afternoon....

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Wind topples huge tree: 'I wanted it gone, but not quite like this'

Details Wind topples huge tree: 'I wanted it gone, but not quite like this' Ken Heafner was getting pretty tired of that big old blue spruce tree in his front yard....

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Feature photos: Bears take on camping gear

Details Feature photos: Bears take on camping gear Ozzy and Bruno checked out some camping gear on Saturday at ZooMontana. The bear vs. campsite event featured camping equipment donated by Cabela's....

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