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No injuries in Grand Ave. crash

Details No injuries in Grand Ave. crash Traffic was slowed by a two-car crash along Grand Avenue Friday afternoon, but no one was injured....

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Wrong-way driver in police chase pleads guilty

Details A Billings man accused of driving into oncoming traffic on Interstate 90 during a high-speed chase with troopers last July pleaded guilty Friday to felony counts of endangerment and meth possession....

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Lionel Scott Ellison back in jail on possible parole violation

Details Lionel Scott Ellison back in jail on possible parole violation A convicted arsonist, who allegedly faked his own kidnapping in 2008 and again 2010, is being held at the county jail after Billings police arrested him Thursday....

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Prosecutors: Arsonist used Molotov cocktail on parents’ house, tried to frame detective

Details Prosecutors: Arsonist used Molotov cocktail on parents’ house, tried to frame detective According to prosecutors, a convicted arsonist with a history of “staging his own abduction” used a Molotov cocktail to set his parents’ home on fire last March and tried to frame a detective …...

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Hot temperatures to continue through weekend

Details Hot temperatures with a slight chance of thunderstorms will continue through the weekend in the Billings area....

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Man injured in sword stabbing

Details Man injured in sword stabbing A Billings man suffered a stab wound to his arm early Friday morning when a neighbor became upset over a fire pit and assaulted him with a sword, said the Billings Police Department....

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Mental Health Center expands services to include adolescents for first time in 18 years

Details Mental Health Center expands services to include adolescents for first time in 18 years For the first time since 1996, adolescents with mental health issues — and their families — will have access to counseling and psychiatric services through the Billings-based community mental …...

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Capturing photographs of lynx, wolverine proving tough for students

Details Capturing photographs of lynx, wolverine proving tough for students Taking photographs of camera-shy Canada lynx and wolverines is tough, but it’s even more difficult when the camera is placed at an elevation of nearly 10,000 feet or deep in the underbrush of …...

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Man admits sexually assaulting 8-year-old, child porn possession

Details Man admits sexually assaulting 8-year-old, child porn possession A 44-year-old man pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in 2012 and admitted to having child pornography....

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Man, 24, charged with raping hotel maid

Details A 24-year-old man is facing a charge that he raped a Billings hotel maid on July 24....

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Man charged with accidentally shooting girlfriend in chin

Details Man charged with accidentally shooting girlfriend in chin A man arrested on suspicion of accidentally shooting his girlfriend in the chin made an initial court appearance Thursday on a charge of criminal endangerment....

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Jury unable to reach verdict in rape trial; case to be re-tried in September

Details Jury unable to reach verdict in rape trial; case to be re-tried in September She said he raped her. He said the sex was consensual. After about seven hours of deliberation Wednesday, a 12-person jury was unable to agree on who to believe, leading to a mistrial....

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Coroner identifies body found near Hardin

Details Big Horn County Coroner Terry Bullis identified the man whose body was found dead north of Hardin on Sunday as Maynard Kenneth Hill, 61, of St. Xavier. ...

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Billings man admits possessing machine gun

Details A Billings man accused of converting a rifle to a machine gun and selling it admitted to a federal firearms charge on Thursday....

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Billings man admits firearms violation

Details A Billings man admitted he illegally possessed a firearm after a sheriff’s deputy responded to a call at the Huntley Diversion Dam of men firing guns. Deputies seized numerous guns, including …...

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Jury awards dog-rescue volunteer $150 in lawsuit against county

Details A four-year-legal battle between Yellowstone County and woman — who claimed her rights were violated — came to a close Wednesday, with a jury awarding the woman $150....

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Firefighters attack 1 blaze near I-90, mop up another off West 64th

Details Firefighters attack 1 blaze near I-90, mop up another off West 64th Firefighters finished mopping up a 10-acre grass fire near Hardin Thursday at about 3 p.m....

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Sheriff's office investigating Lockwood shooting; 1 injured

Details Sheriff's office investigating Lockwood shooting; 1 injured A man was arrested on Wednesday night on accusations that he accidentally shot his girlfriend in the chin....

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One dead, one injured in crash near Biddle

Details One person is on the way to the hospital and another is dead after the pickup they were in hit gravel and lost control on Highway 59 near mile marker 71....

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Stillwater Mining earnings report improves; additional shift planned

Details Stillwater Mining earnings report improves; additional shift planned Billings-based Stillwater Mining Co. on Thursday reported quarterly profits up 18 cents per diluted share for the quarter ending June 30, as compared to a 4 cents per diluted share loss during…...

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Big Dipper Ice Cream coming to Billings

Details Missoula’s Big Dipper Ice Cream shop is expanding to downtown Billings....

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Wounded Warrior Family Support tour rolls through Laurel

Details Wounded Warrior Family Support tour rolls through Laurel At noon Sunday, a 2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will roar into Laurel Ford, 500 E. 4th St., as part of The High Five Tour - a program hosted by the Wounded Warrior’s Family Support program....

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Deer vs. motorcycle crash limits traffic on Rimrock Road

Details Deer vs. motorcycle crash limits traffic on Rimrock Road A 37-year-old motorcyclist was injured Thursday morning when he collided with a deer on Rimrock Road....

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Dry July could mean a fiery August

Details Dry July could mean a fiery August July 2014 will go down in the record books as a dry month in Billings, and relief might not be headed this way any time soon. ...

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Summer science: YBGR students get hands-on courses

Details Summer science: YBGR students get hands-on courses Just a few minutes into Dan Carter’s physics and engineering presentation in Jevon Lulf and Tammy Baldry’s classroom at the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch’s Yellowstone Academy, the kids wer…...

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Motorcycle wreck sends Billings couple to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday

Details Motorcycle wreck sends Billings couple to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday A motorcycle wreck on Rimrock Road and 62nd Street West sent a couple to Billings Clinic with non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday evening. ...

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IHS director hiring too slow, Tester says

Details IHS director hiring too slow, Tester says Temporary directors are currently in charge of four of the Indian Health Service’s 12 regional offices, including in Billings, which U.S. Sen. Jon Tester said is hampering the struggling agenc…...

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Billings attorney to be suspended for unethical adoption case, withholding records

Details A Billings attorney with a history of being disciplined for unethical practices is facing suspension again, this time for misleading a district judge in an adoption case — which resulted in a …...

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Billings area farmer leaves $38 million to 2 Billings hospitals

Details Billings area farmer leaves $38 million to 2 Billings hospitals Paul Metzger was a humble man and a savvy investor....

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Yellowstone County raising rates for inmates from other counties

Details Yellowstone County raising rates for inmates from other counties If other counties are going to use the Yellowstone County jail to house their prisoners, they can help pay for jail expansion costs....

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