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Mild weather into weekend, then storms

Details Skies will be mostly sunny in the Billings area on Friday and Saturday then rain and snow is expected to move in for the holiday week....

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Teen wakes up to find gay slur spray-painted on door

Details Teen wakes up to find gay slur spray-painted on door A three-letter word spray-painted onto Cain Stacy’s trailer door in the Heights greets the bisexual teen whenever he comes home....

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Career Center students fix, donate car to local woman

Details Career Center students fix, donate car to local woman LaVonda Curley won’t wake up Friday quite as early for a walk to work, where her shift begins at 6 a.m....

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Crow royalty feels the love during holiday banquet

Details Crow royalty feels the love during holiday banquet HARDIN — Andrea Stump, the 17-year-old Miss Crow Nation leading up to the 2015 Crow Fair Powwow Celebration, said she attended a holiday banquet Wednesday determined to “present ourselves in a…...

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No new names on Angel Tree for DUI deaths in 2014

Details No new names on Angel Tree for DUI deaths in 2014 For the first time since 2009 there were no new ornaments to hang on the Angel Tree in the lobby of the Yellowstone County Courthouse on Thursday....

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Woman charged with 5th DUI after passing out in vehicle

Details A woman with four previous DUI convictions has been charged with her fifth after officers found her sleeping in a running car....

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Fundraiser Sunday for 16-year-old with brain cancer

Details Fundraiser Sunday for 16-year-old with brain cancer A pancake breakfast fundraiser will be held at The American Legion at 1540 Broadwater Ave. for 16-year-old MaKayla Sparrow, who recently had brain surgery to remove two types of a rare brain cancer....

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Downtown robbery attempt nets 5-year sentence

Details Downtown robbery attempt nets 5-year sentence A man convicted of trying to rob a woman while she waited in a downtown Burger King drive-through last year will spend three years with the Montana Department of Corrections....

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Scheels donates $333K to YMCA

Details Scheels donates $333K to YMCA The Billings Family YMCA got a massive boost Thursday in its efforts to renovate many of its facilities with a third of the $1 million they need in the form of a donation from Scheels....

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City engineer: Rock slide was a clean break, crews OK'd to repair utilities

Details City engineer: Rock slide was a clean break, crews OK'd to repair utilities Engineers gave city road crews the go-ahead to begin clearing boulders from Mountain View Drive on Thursday afternoon, less than 24 hours after a rock slide sent boulders — one almost the size…...

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2 hit while crossing street in front of YMCA

Details 2 hit while crossing street in front of YMCA An ambulance transported two people to the hospital Thursday morning after they were hit by a Ford passenger car while crossing the street in front of the Billings Family YMCA, which is locate…...

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Warmer temperatures expected on Thursday

Details A warm up is expected to keep daytime temperatures in the Billings area above freezing on Thursday, and the trend will likely continue through the weekend. ...

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Rockslide damages power poles Wednesday night

Details Rockslide damages power poles Wednesday night A rockslide sent boulders the size of cars tumbling down from the Rims on Wednesday night, damaging power lines on Mountain View Boulevard and closing access to the road. ...

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Charter planning to hire 100 new workers in Billings

Details Charter planning to hire 100 new workers in Billings Charter Communications is seeking to hire 100 new employees in Billings, primarily in sales and customer retention, company officials announced Wednesday....

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New community center gives homeless more options

Details New community center gives homeless more options The Montana Rescue Mission has the building. Harvest Church has the band of willing volunteers....

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Standoff suspect charged with probation violation

Details Standoff suspect charged with probation violation The convicted felon involved in a four-hour standoff with Billings police on the South Side on Dec. 15 was charged Wednesday with violating his probation — the same charge that led to a warran…...

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Rocky's food delivery brings holiday meals to Rose Park families

Details Rocky's food delivery brings holiday meals to Rose Park families Two pickups driven by staff members from Rocky Mountain College pulled up to their partner school, Rose Park Elementary, just after 9 a.m. on Wednesday with cargo beds full of 23 holiday meals…...

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Foggy morning expected, but a sunny day is likely

Details Another foggy morning is expected on Wednesday in Billings, but the sun could poke out from behind clouds by late morning....

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Vigil to remember the homeless set for Friday

Details A candlelight vigil to remember homeless people who have died will be at noon on Friday on the lawn of the Yellowstone County Courthouse. ...

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Public scrutinizes latest SD2 school boundary options at forum

Details Public scrutinizes latest SD2 school boundary options at forum Lines being drawn by 24 volunteers and a consultant will change where more than 1,000 Billings students go to school....

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'Serving the youth of this community': Bank gives $20,000 to boost Boys, Girls Clubs

Details 'Serving the youth of this community': Bank gives $20,000 to boost Boys, Girls Clubs The sound of “Thank you” being yelled by two-dozen kids bounced around the gymnasium at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County’s Bair Family Clubhouse on Tuesday afternoon, directed at…...

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Email outage hits Charter customers

Details Email outage hits Charter customers Officials at Charter Communications say they are working to fix problems with the email system for customers with Bresnan.net addresses in Montana....

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Man who shot at officer, restaurant worker to be sentenced in February

Details Man who shot at officer, restaurant worker to be sentenced in February A man who admitted he attempted to kill a Billings police officer and a restaurant worker in a shooting outside a Heights restaurant in July is scheduled to be sentenced in February....

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Man sentenced to almost 9 years facing new domestic assault charge

Details Man sentenced to almost 9 years facing new domestic assault charge A man sentenced last week to almost nine years with the Montana Department of Corrections is facing a felony domestic-assault charge accusing him of beating his common-law wife in November....

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Billings Police Department announces 2014 employee awards

Details The Billings Police Department on Monday named recipients of the officer, supervisor and employee of the year awards, as well as three other officers recognized for their contributions to loca…...

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Jury convicts man of felony domestic assault

Details Jury convicts man of felony domestic assault After less than an hour of deliberation, a 12-person jury on Tuesday convicted a 30-year-old man of felony domestic assault for choking his girlfriend in April....

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Man pleads to reduced charge in criminal endangerment case

Details Man pleads to reduced charge in criminal endangerment case A 26-year-old man initially accused of trying to run over a contractor after being fired from a roofing job pleaded guilty Tuesday to a reduced charge of misdemeanor negligent endangerment....

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Map: Take a tour of holiday lights displays in Billings

Details Map: Take a tour of holiday lights displays in Billings Several Billings neighborhoods welcome holiday visitors with themed displays or special lighting events:...

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Clerk of court defends position over warning letter from commissioners

Details Clerk of court defends position over warning letter from commissioners Yellowstone County Clerk of Court Kristie Boelter fired back Tuesday over a warning letter from the county commissioners advising her to follow the law regarding accommodating an employee obje…...

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Coroner names woman who died in crash near Pryor

Details Coroner names woman who died in crash near Pryor The woman who died in an end-over-end crash on Pryor Gap Road east of Pryor has been identified as 75-year-old Kaneeta Harris. ...

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