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Snow and freezing temps expected Tuesday

Details Temperatures near 40 are expected in Billings on Monday morning, but a Canadian cold front will bring snow and freezing temperatures to the area by nightfall....

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Globetrotters hijinks delight Metra fans

Details Globetrotters hijinks delight Metra fans The basketball court in the Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark on Sunday was filled with excited kids and their parents as they cheered on the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team....

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Facing a potential funding crisis, RiverStone Health Clinic seeks City Council support

Details Facing a potential funding crisis, RiverStone Health Clinic seeks City Council support As he prepares to lobby Congress this month for continued support for America’s 1,300 health centers, RiverStone Health Clinic president and CEO John Felton is seeking the Billings City Counci…...

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Man in custody after police chase on 27th Street, I-90

Details Man in custody after police chase on 27th Street, I-90 One man is in custody after he led Yellowstone County sheriff’s deputies on a chase down South 27th Street and onto Interstate 90....

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Snow and cold expected Monday night

Details Temperatures in the 40s and 50s are expected by midweek, but Monday and Tuesday will be frigid and snowy....

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Man to argue self-defense in 911 caller's killing; trial starts Monday

Details Man to argue self-defense in 911 caller's killing; trial starts Monday A man accused of gunning down a woman in his Heights home while she was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher intends to argue at his trial, which starts Monday, that he acted in self-defense....

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Inside the vault: A look at old trial evidence

Details Inside the vault: A look at old trial evidence There are some curious things locked away in the basement of the Yellowstone County Courthouse — a sawed-off shotgun of unclear origins, decades-old cocaine and a box of handguns, to name a few....

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Miles City firefighters set to climb 1,311 stairs for a good cause

Details Four Miles City firefighters will join teams from all over the world March 8 to compete in the 24th annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb....

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Scouts square off in annual Pinewood Derby races

Details Scouts square off in annual Pinewood Derby races A crowd of uniformed Cub Scouts, their families and other onlookers counted down, then cheered, as a trio of small, individually designed wooden cars careened down a three-lane metal track....

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360 Office Solutions pledges $30,000 for STEM curriculum

Details 360 Office Solutions pledges $30,000 for STEM curriculum 360 Office Solutions has pledged $30,000 over three years to roll out the Project Lead the Way curriculum in Billings School District 2. ...

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Firefighters respond to attic fire in Billings house

Details Firefighters respond to attic fire in Billings house Billings firefighters responded Saturday afternoon to the report of smoke billowing from the roof of a one-story house at 62 Charlene St....

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Cold, possible snow on Saturday, with more of both to come

Details The weekend will include chilly temperatures and only a slight chance of snow, but another storm with more snow and extreme cold will move into the region late Monday afternoon....

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County spelling bee scheduled for March 14

Details The 2015 Yellowstone County Spelling Bee is scheduled for 9 a.m. March 14, at Petro Theatre at Montana State University Billings....

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Moss Mansion preserves family history

Details Moss Mansion preserves family history If Preston B. Moss, one of Billings’ pioneering entrepreneurs, were to return today and enter the Moss Mansion Historic House Museum, he’d feel right at home....

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Taste of the South in Billings: Popeye's gearing up for new opening

Details Taste of the South in Billings: Popeye's gearing up for new opening Texas native Sandy Kirkpatrick was thrilled to taste memories of home Friday night at the new Popeye’s chicken restaurant on Billings’ South Side....

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Taste of the South in Billings: Popeyes gearing up for new opening

Details Taste of the South in Billings: Popeyes gearing up for new opening Texas native Sandy Kirkpatrick was thrilled to taste memories of home Friday night at the new Popeyes chicken restaurant on Billings’ South Side....

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1 person injured in Zimmerman Trail crash

Details 1 person injured in Zimmerman Trail crash Billings police responded to a two-car crash near the top of Zimmerman Trail about 5 p.m. Friday....

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County commissioners interview 1st of 2 finance director finalists

Details County commissioners interview 1st of 2 finance director finalists With experience in both public- and private-sector finance, Sarah Kautz made her case Friday for why the Yellowstone County Board of Commissioners should name her the county’s new finance director....

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Man charged with assaulting girlfriend, mother

Details Man charged with assaulting girlfriend, mother A 26-year-old man accused of assaulting his girlfriend and mother, reportedly after his mother woke him up and told him to go to work, made an initial court appearance Friday on four charges....

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Man charged with assault for choking girlfriend, hitting mother

Details Man charged with assault for choking girlfriend, hitting mother A 26-year-old man accused of assaulting his girlfriend and mother, reportedly after his mother woke him up and told him to go to work, made an initial court appearance Friday on four charges....

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Explosion at elementary school injures 2 Sandstone students, RMC grad student, instructor

Details Explosion at elementary school injures 2 Sandstone students, RMC grad student, instructor Four people, including two elementary students, were injured when a science experiment exploded shortly after 2 p.m. during an assembly at Sandstone Elementary....

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Teen pleads guilty to drunkenly crashing another’s car outside of Laurel

Details Teen pleads guilty to drunkenly crashing another’s car outside of Laurel A 19-year-old pleaded guilty Friday to charges that she drove drunk and crashed another person’s car in April after injuring a girl and hitting a fuel pump at a Laurel gas station....

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Dad who assaulted man for ‘hitting on’ his daughter gets probation, must pay $40,000

Details Dad who assaulted man for ‘hitting on’ his daughter gets probation, must pay $40,000 A judge on Friday gave a five-year suspended sentence to a man for punching another man in the face at a downtown restaurant in June 2013....

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Judge orders partially suspended sentence in padlock assault case

Details Judge orders partially suspended sentence in padlock assault case A judge on Friday ordered a partially suspended five-year sentence for a man who used a padlock tied to a piece of fabric to beat a woman outside a downtown fast food restaurant in May....

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Man admits to causing December crash, his 10th DUI

Details Man admits to causing December crash, his 10th DUI A man who caused a wreck in Billings in December — while reportedly driving with a blood alcohol concentration four times the legal limit — pleaded guilty Friday to his 10th DUI....

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Cloudy with snow possible for weekend

Details Skies will become increasingly cloudy on Friday in the Billings area while temperatures will warm to the mid-20s, said the National Weather Service....

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Riverside student representing Montana as part of national program

Details Riverside student representing Montana as part of national program Joseph Little Eagle, 14, hopes to someday become a graphic designer and design logos for companies — goals that begin with earning high school and possibly college diplomas....

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Billings leaders sing the city's praises

Details Billings leaders sing the city's praises To hear Tom Hanel, Bill Kennedy and Terry Bouck — not to mention Gov. Steve Bullock, who made an appearance — talk about the places they lead, Billings and Yellowstone County are great places …...

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Wendy's to close downtown store after 34 years

Details Wendy's to close downtown store after 34 years The new owners of the Billings Wendy’s restaurants announced Thursday they are closing the downtown store and renovating the Heights location....

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Rodeway Inn fire victim identified

Details The 26-year-old Busby woman who was found dead on Tuesday at the Rodeway Inn Hotel, 1324 N. Crawford Ave. in Hardin, has been identified....

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