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Coroner's jury: Sheriff's Lt. justified in July shooting death of fugitive

Coroner's jury: Sheriff's Lt. justified in July shooting death of fugitive

After about five minutes of deliberation, a seven-person coroner's jury reached a unanimous verdict Wednesday that a Yellowstone County sherif…

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Professor pulls back curtain on unsung heroes of Civil War

Professor pulls back curtain on unsung heroes of Civil War

The Civil War had its giants — President Abraham Lincoln and generals Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant and Stonewall Jackson among them.

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Education foundation awards $90,000 across 28 Billings schools

Education foundation awards $90,000 across 28 Billings schools

Wednesday was a busy day of bringing good news all over School District 2 for Krista Hertz.

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Bullock to unveil $45 million Bakken communities aid package

Bullock to unveil $45 million Bakken communities aid package

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is expected to announce a $45 million aid package for Eastern Montana communities overwhelmed by the Bakken oil boom.

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Daines, Walsh are big-bucks boys in Senate race

Daines, Walsh are big-bucks boys in Senate race

HELENA — As expected, Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., and Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., are the big-money boys when it comes to drumming up cash for t…

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Job-seekers stream into Hardin prison

Job-seekers stream into Hardin prison

HARDIN — Doyle Jones brought 200 blank applications for job-seekers at the Two Rivers Detention Facility.

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3 arrested in home invasion robbery

3 arrested in home invasion robbery

Billings police arrested three people in a Tuesday night home invasion robbery.

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Stapleton ad: Montanans are upset

Stapleton ad: Montanans are upset

HELENA — Republican U.S. House candidate Corey Stapleton on Wednesday began running his first campaign television ad.

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Officer-involved fatal shootings in 2013

There were nearly as many fatal officer-involved shootings in Yellowstone County in 2013 as the previous eight years combined. Dating back to …

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Family of man shot and killed by BPD officer protests outside courthouse

Family of man shot and killed by BPD officer protests outside courthouse

Seven grieving members of the Ramirez family stood in solidarity in front of City Hall and the Yellowstone County Courthouse on Wednesday afte…

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Wyoming woman faces murder charge in newborn's death

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — An Ethete woman has been charged with killing her newborn baby after delivering it at home on the Wind River Reservation.

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Groups criticize Montana governor over forest priorities

Groups criticize Montana governor over forest priorities

HELENA — Some conservationists are miffed that they weren't consulted before Gov. Steve Bullock nominated 5.1 million acres of national forest…

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BLM criticized for selling horses for slaughter

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management rounded up a horse herd that roamed for decades on federal land in northwest Wyoming and handed…

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Officials identify victim of Lolo motorcycle crash

MISSOULA — Missoula County officials have released the name of a Missoula man who died in a motorcycle crash on U.S. Highway 93 near Lolo.

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Harlem man killed, 2 injured in crash

HELENA — A 29-year-old Harlem man died and two people were injured in a rollover crash just north of Harlem.

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Man charged with aiding Bozeman escapee arrested

Man charged with aiding Bozeman escapee arrested

BOZEMAN — A Montana man charged with driving the suspect in an assault and attempted rape to Missoula after he escaped police custody in Bozem…

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Walsh, higher ed officials discuss college affordability

Walsh, higher ed officials discuss college affordability

Fresh off of his April 9 cosponsorship of the Federal Loan Refinancing Act, U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., met with higher education officials…

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Water threatening paint dump site in Billings Heights declared clean

An auto paint dump site in the Billings Heights has been declared clean by state environmental officials nearly 20 years after it was discovered. 

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Chief: Officer followed protocol in shooting; no weapon found in suspect car

Chief: Officer followed protocol in shooting; no weapon found in suspect car

The Billings police officer involved in the shooting of Richard Ramirez, 38, on Monday night followed protocol, Chief Rich St. John said at a …

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Black Label Society makes stop at the Shrine

Black Label Society makes stop at the Shrine

Rock band Black Label Society will headline the 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Tour, presented by Epiphone, making a stop at the Shrine Auditorium …

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Judge overturns North Dakota's 6-week abortion ban

Judge overturns North Dakota's 6-week abortion ban

BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which …

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New group says Evel Knievel Days 'full steam ahead'

New group says Evel Knievel Days 'full steam ahead'

BUTTE — A new group says it has obtained licensing rights to put on an Evel Knievel Days festival using the name of the late daredevil and tha…

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Sheriff seeks IDs of 2 men stalking young girls in East Missoula

MISSOULA — The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying two men involved in a potential stalking case of t…

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Oscar's Park fire ruled accidental

Oscar's Park fire ruled accidental

A fire that burned the roof of the general store building at Oscar's Park on Sunday has been ruled accidental. 

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Inquest finds deputy was justified in shooting of fugitive

Inquest finds deputy was justified in shooting of fugitive

After about five minutes of deliberation, a seven-person coroner's jury reached a unanimous verdict Wednesday that a Yellowstone County sherif…

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Dad: Wyoming volunteer who died on church trip committed to helping others

JACKSON, Wyo. — A Wyoming woman found dead on a church service trip to Nicaragua was an EMT and skiing instructor who had always been committe…

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Havre man killed, 2 injured in crash near Harlem

HELENA — A 32-year-old Havre man died and two people were injured in a rollover crash just north of Harlem.

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Arrest warrant for charged escape accomplice

Arrest warrant for charged escape accomplice

BOZEMAN — A $100,000 arrest warrant has been issued for a 29-year-old man that prosecutors say drove a suspect in an assault and attempted rap…

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Stolen wedding dress spotted for sale on Facebook

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Sweetwater County deputies have arrested a man on a theft charge after a woman spotted her stolen wedding dress for sale …

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May 1 trial set in Rocky Boy embezzlement case

HAVRE — A federal judge has set a May 1 trial date in the embezzlement case against former Rocky Boy Reservation health clinic director Fawn Tadios.

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Copper King’s daughter’s mansion sells for $14M

Copper King’s daughter’s mansion sells for $14M

BUTTE — After sitting empty for more than 60 years, Huguette Clark’s Connecticut mansion sold recently for $14.3 million —drastically reduced …

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New special hunting permit fees: Pay less now, more later

HELENA — Hunters applying for special permits for moose, mountain goat, sheep and bison will see a new fee structure for the coveted special p…

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Cold and wet Wednesday, warmer weekend likely

Cold and wet Wednesday, warmer weekend likely

A rainy and chilly day is expected in Billings Wednesday, but the rest of the week will be warmer and drier.

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Road grading may have caused Wyoming hill slide

Road grading may have caused Wyoming hill slide

JACKSON, Wyo. — Road-grading projects over a number of years may have contributed to a slow-moving landslide that has displaced residents of f…

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Jury hung on 2 of 3 charges in Helena bartender trial

Jury hung on 2 of 3 charges in Helena bartender trial

HELENA — The Helena bartender accused of overserving alcohol to a woman who later killed two people in a drunken driving crash was found guilt…

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Gazette opinion: Life in prison for serial rapist

Gazette opinion: Life in prison for serial rapist

Justice was served in Yellowstone County District Court Monday when 12 jurors unanimously agreed that Toby Eugene Griego is guilty on all 27 f…

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Healthy By Design Gardeners' Market seeks vendors

Healthy By Design Gardeners’ Market is seeking vendors for its Thursday night markets, which start June 12.

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Abuse of Montana medical pot rules curbed without law, attorney argues

Abuse of Montana medical pot rules curbed without law, attorney argues

HELENA — Montana’s medical-marijuana law was back in court Tuesday, as an attorney for the drug’s users and the industry argued that restricti…

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Family says Billings police shooting 'not fair'

Family says Billings police shooting 'not fair'

The family of Richard Ramirez says he was a hardworking, single father helping to raise a young son.

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Man admits to threatening ex-girlfriend with knife

A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of felony partner of family member assault for threatening his ex-girlfriend with a knife.

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Woman given 5 years probation for assault on 3-year-old daughter

Woman given 5 years probation for assault on 3-year-old daughter

A Billings judge followed a prosecutor’s recommendation and gave a woman a sentence of five years on probation for hitting her 3-year-old daug…

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County studies stormwater problems in Alkali Creek subdivision; plans repairs

County studies stormwater problems in Alkali Creek subdivision; plans repairs

Helping residents of the Sun Valley Subdivision deal with stormwater runoff during heavy rains was the main order of business during Tuesday’s…

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Ralliers say Tea Party still a force, despite criticism

Ralliers say Tea Party still a force, despite criticism

As Tea Party rallies go, the one in Billings on Tuesday was tepid.

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Wyoming governor touts wolf reintroduction success

Wyoming governor touts wolf reintroduction success

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead says a survey showing Wyoming's wolf population is stable proves ending federal protections for the animals an…

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MSUB announces 4 chancellor finalists; interviews set for next week

MSUB announces 4 chancellor finalists; interviews set for next week

Montana State University Billings announced on Tuesday the names of four finalists to replace outgoing Chancellor Rolf Groseth, a group that i…

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Apollo astronaut talks engineering, annunciation with Will James students

Apollo astronaut talks engineering, annunciation with Will James students

What's a trip to a middle school classroom when you've been to the moon?

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Roads to Old Faithful set to open starting Friday

Roads to Old Faithful set to open starting Friday

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Spring plowing continues in Yellowstone National Park and people should be able to drive to Old Faithful sta…

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