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Tenting tonight: Troop 373 recovers last of stolen items in time for weekend outing

Tenting tonight: Troop 373 recovers last of stolen items in time for weekend outing

The last few items from a trailer that was stolen from and then returned to a Billings Boy Scout troop were found on the West End on Friday morning.

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Billings geologist turns trash into tunes

Billings geologist turns trash into tunes

It started with a rusty can in an Idaho backyard.

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Crow sisters to share successes during cultural seminar

Crow sisters to share successes during cultural seminar

A pair of Crow sisters — one a Navy veteran and the other a longtime public health officer — are returning to Montana next month to help Crow …

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No. 2 Skyview tops third-ranked West, 71-62

No. 2 Skyview tops third-ranked West, 71-62

Big-time games are made for big-time players. That was only part of the story Thursday night.

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Rapid expansion: Planning director projects city's growth, seeks residents' ideas

Rapid expansion: Planning director projects city's growth, seeks residents' ideas

If Billings grows at a 3 percent annual clip for the next 20 years, it’ll have a population of more than 250,000 while Yellowstone County woul…

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1 of 4 remaining World War II Doolittle Raiders dies at 94

1 of 4 remaining World War II Doolittle Raiders dies at 94

SEATTLE — Montana native Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credi…

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Ethics Board votes to postpone hearings on 3 city officials

Ethics Board votes to postpone hearings on 3 city officials

The Billings Ethics Board decided Thursday that it needs more time before evaluating ethics complaints against two City Council members and th…

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Off the charts: The Decemberists make a change with their new album

Off the charts: The Decemberists make a change with their new album

The Decemberists

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Newly launched project aims at breaking down stigmas of mental health issues

Newly launched project aims at breaking down stigmas of mental health issues

BUTTE — Breaking down the social stigma of mental health issues in Butte is high on the list of the new Project Aware case managers.

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Winter carnivore tracking open to Helena-area vets

HELENA — The Helena National Forest invites all veterans in the Helena community to take part in a winter carnivore tracking expedition Feb. 6…

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Work on collapsed building stalled before judge

Work on collapsed building stalled before judge

BUTTE — District Judge Loren Tucker said Thursday that another ruling on disputes between Butte-Silver Bow and the owner of a collapsed buildi…

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Montana woman charged with hitting husband and stepson with bamboo baton

HELENA — A Helena woman was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of hitting her 11-year-old stepson and husband with a bamboo baton.

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Work on collapsed Butte building stalled before judge

Work on collapsed Butte building stalled before judge

BUTTE — District Judge Loren Tucker said Thursday that another ruling on disputes between Butte-Silver Bow and the owner of a collapsed buildi…

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Prosecutors: Graham knew a life sentence in husband's murder was possible

Prosecutors: Graham knew a life sentence in husband's murder was possible

KALISPELL — Federal prosecutors have responded to a Montana woman's motion to appeal her conviction for pushing her newlywed husband to his de…

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Teen transient could face 100 years for raping unconscious woman

HELENA — A 19-year-old Helena transient could face 100 years at the Montana State Prison after pleading guilty Thursday to raping a woman whil…

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Darby man sentenced to 14 days in jail in bear poaching case

Darby man sentenced to 14 days in jail in bear poaching case

HAMILTON – A Darby man will serve 14 days in jail for his part in what’s been called the largest bear poaching case in state history.

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Mild weather coming to an end; wintry weather ahead

The recent stretch of mild and dry weather will be ending this weekend in the Billings area as colder temperatures and the chance of snow return.

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Gazette opinion: Landowners deserve protection before drilling starts

Most Montanans support responsible energy development, valuing clean air, water and land as well as the oil and gas that powers our travel and…

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Slideshow: Today In History, Jan. 30

Slideshow: Today In History, Jan. 30

Today is Friday, Jan. 30. Today's Highlights in History:

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Montana scientist travels to 29 countries to film new PBS series

Montana scientist travels to 29 countries to film new PBS series

M. Sanjayan has held a 9-foot shark in the Caribbean as it gave birth. He’s paraglided with vultures and held baby pandas in China.

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Skyview's Strong, Manuel thrive in hostile environment at West High

Skyview's Strong, Manuel thrive in hostile environment at West High

Opposing teams aren’t supposed to win at Billings West.

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Scholarships available to help military families with care costs

Scholarships are available to help veteran and active military families pay for child care costs.

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Bills to expand net-metering killed by Senate panel

HELENA — A state Senate committee Thursday put the kibosh on two bills that would expand “net metering,” which is meant to offset the cost of …

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Hoiness Family Foundation donates $10,000 to YBGR

The Hoiness Family Foundation donated $10,000 to the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch to help out with its general operations.

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Religious freedom bill advances in Wyoming House

CASPER, Wyo. — The House of Representatives advanced a bill Thursday afternoon that would allow Wyomingites to deny services when their religi…

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Man denies rape of girl in hotel room

Man denies rape of girl in hotel room

A man accused of raping a girl who was 16 in November 2013 pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony sexual intercourse without consent.

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Pryor man admits sexually abusing child

Pryor man admits sexually abusing child

A Pryor man on Thursday admitted federal charges that he sexually abused a child who was under the age of 12.

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Busby man sentenced for habitual domestic assault

Busby man sentenced for habitual domestic assault

A Busby man will spend three years and four months in federal prison for assaulting his wife on Valentine’s Day last year.

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Butte woman claims $290K Montana Cash jackpot

Butte woman claims $290K Montana Cash jackpot

HELENA — A Butte woman wasted no time claiming the $290,000 jackpot from Wednesday's Montana Cash drawing.

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House Republicans splitting Bullock's infrastructure bill

House Republicans splitting Bullock's infrastructure bill

HELENA — House Republicans said Thursday they are splitting Gov. Steve Bullock’s single infrastructure bill into at least seven separate bills…

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Crow Agency woman sentenced for drunken-driving assault

Crow Agency woman sentenced for drunken-driving assault

A Crow Agency woman who admitted she was drunk when she ran over another woman, severely injuring the victim’s leg, will spend time in a prere…

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Engstrom, Cruzado update committee on higher-ed accountability measures

Engstrom, Cruzado update committee on higher-ed accountability measures

HELENA — The commissioner of higher education and presidents of Montana State University and the University of Montana told a legislative budg…

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Lawmaker wants to keep sex offenders from living near kids

Lawmaker wants to keep sex offenders from living near kids

HELENA — Some convicted sex offenders could not live within 300 feet of schools or other facilities frequented by children under a bill Montan…

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Man pleads guilty to assaulting toddler in 2009

Man pleads guilty to assaulting toddler in 2009

A 29-year-old man admitted Thursday that he assaulted his ex-girlfriend’s young son in May 2009.

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Bill to reduce income taxes heard by Senate panel

Bill to reduce income taxes heard by Senate panel

HELENA — A Colstrip lawmaker proposes taking $350 million from the state's rainy day fund to reduce income taxes.

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Legislators consider campaign finance clause for judges

Legislators consider campaign finance clause for judges

HELENA — Montana legislators are considering banning judges from presiding over cases that include people who donated to the judge's election …

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Bin Laden shooter Rob O'Neill to speak in Helena

Bin Laden shooter Rob O'Neill to speak in Helena

HELENA — Rob O'Neill, the former Navy SEAL and Butte native who recently came forward as the man who fired the shots that killed Osama bin Lad…

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Evel Knievel film gets upbeat response at Sundance

Evel Knievel film gets upbeat response at Sundance

The new Evel Knievel documentary “Being Evel” has received upbeat reviews so far.

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Crash fugitive wanted on warrant and for driving stolen car

Crash fugitive wanted on warrant and for driving stolen car

The man arrested by U.S. Marshals after a high-speed pursuit that resulted in a crash Wednesday has been identified as 30-year-old Travis Pair.

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Man pleads guilty in pistol assault

Man pleads guilty in pistol assault

One of two men charged with beating another man with a pistol in April 2012 pleaded guilty Thursday to felony aggravated assault.

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Woman pleads guilty for role in home-invasion attack on 2 retired nuns

Woman pleads guilty for role in home-invasion attack on 2 retired nuns

A woman pleaded guilty Thursday for her role in a Billings home invasion that ended with two retired nuns being seriously injured by another robber.

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More GOP income tax bills tossed into the mix

More GOP income tax bills tossed into the mix

HELENA — Republican lawmakers added two more bills to their tax-cutting mix Thursday: One that chops state income tax rates and another that o…

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Brilliant vocals, imaginative staging make 'Jekyll & Hyde' show dark delight

Brilliant vocals, imaginative staging make 'Jekyll & Hyde' show dark delight

Dr. Jekyll had it right when he rasped Wednesday night at the Alberta Bair Theater, “There’s such a fine line between a good man and a bad man.”

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Leith story packing theaters at Sundance

Leith story packing theaters at Sundance

BISMARCK, N.D. — The bizarre and headline-grabbing story of the tiny town of Leith taking on a white supremacist movement is packing theaters …

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Options coming for public swimming pool, carousel

Options coming for public swimming pool, carousel

BUTTE — The county could soon ask residents to weigh in on options for putting a public swimming pool and a hand-carved carousel that’s been y…

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Are the 'mommy wars’ real?

Are the 'mommy wars’ real?

Ready to stab your eyes with a fork yet after reading the title?

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