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3 injured when pickup hits parked car on Colton early Saturday

3 injured when pickup hits parked car on Colton early Saturday

Three people were taken to Billings Clinic after a pickup crashed into a parked vehicle on Colton Boulevard early Saturday. 

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Gay slur spray-painted on teen's door leads to wave of community support

Gay slur spray-painted on teen's door leads to wave of community support

Nine days ago Cain Stacy woke to find the word “Fag” spray-painted across his front door in the Heights.

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Tank-making plant and neighbors closer to accord

Tank-making plant and neighbors closer to accord

A longtime South Billings dispute between neighbors and a firm that manufactures tanks for the oil patch may not be over, but the two sides ma…

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Sacrifice Cliff: The legend and the rock

Sacrifice Cliff: The legend and the rock

Ask almost any Billings resident to point out Sacrifice Cliff, and you’ll be directed to a prominent sandstone outcrop on the south bank of th…

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Coalition encourages kids to 'take a stand, lend a hand' against bullying

Coalition encourages kids to 'take a stand, lend a hand' against bullying

You’ve seen it happen.

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Student rabbi helps congregation celebrate Hanukkah

Student rabbi helps congregation celebrate Hanukkah

Growing up in Kansas City, Kan., rabbinical student Elana Nemitoff thought becoming a rabbi was the last thing she’d ever do.

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Man pleads guilty to animal cruelty charges in horse neglect case

Man pleads guilty to animal cruelty charges in horse neglect case

A 60-year-old man took a plea deal Friday and admitted to animal cruelty charges for neglecting two horses, one of which may need to be euthan…

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Employees' lawsuit against Vann's settles out of court for $9.2M

MISSOULA — A multimillion-dollar lawsuit against former officers of Vann's Inc. was settled Friday, according to U.S. District Court in Missoula.

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12 Days of Christmas more than just a song

12 Days of Christmas more than just a song

For some people, the Christmas celebration is over once the date on the calendar turns to Dec. 26.

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Historic preservationist saw his life's work at an early age

Historic preservationist saw his life's work at an early age

Architect Jim McDonald is the preserver of national landmarks, including his work a few years ago helping to restore the Old Faithful Inn in Y…

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'It makes us smart:' Free books kindle literacy for kindergartners

'It makes us smart:' Free books kindle literacy for kindergartners

Kindergartners squeezed onto the class reading mat and sat "criss-cross apple sauce" to listen to a book — a routine activity that is vital fo…

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Jailed ex-billionaire's lawyers seek his release

Jailed ex-billionaire's lawyers seek his release

BILLINGS — Attorneys for jailed real estate mogul Tim Blixseth filed an emergency motion with a federal judge Friday seeking his release, sayi…

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Magic City Strings concert canceled

A Magic City Strings recital set for Sunday has been canceled due to illness.

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Task force arrests Ramirez brother wanted for probation violation, skipping sentencing

Task force arrests Ramirez brother wanted for probation violation, skipping sentencing

The U.S. Marshals Service and Billings Police Department arrested a 37-year-old man who has been wanted since failing to appear for sentencing…

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Man with 14 felonies facing 7 more; accused of drunkenly ramming 2 motorists

Man with 14 felonies facing 7 more; accused of drunkenly ramming 2 motorists

A man with five DUIs — and a total of 14 felony convictions — rammed a Billings resident’s garage door Tuesday, after bumbling a burglary, and…

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Man pleads not guilty to 12 charges in high-speed chase that ended in pile-up

Man pleads not guilty to 12 charges in high-speed chase that ended in pile-up

A habitual traffic offender accused in a recent high-speed chase that ended in a pileup at a busy intersection in Billings pleaded not guilty …

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Parole board chairman resigns; board also has new executive director

Parole board chairman resigns; board also has new executive director

HELENA — The longtime chairman of Montana’s Board of Pardons and Parole, Mike McKee, of Hamilton, resigned this week.

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Semi catches fire on I-90 West

Semi catches fire on I-90 West

A hazardous-materials team responded Friday afternoon to a semitrailer that caught fire on Interstate 90 east of Billings after learning that …

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Winners of NBC's 'The Sing-Off' coming to the Babcock in March

Winners of NBC's 'The Sing-Off' coming to the Babcock in March

Tickets are now on sale for the March 15 concert by the a cappella country act, Home Free, at the Babcock Theatre.

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Shepherd students explore career possibilities

Shepherd students explore career possibilities

SHEPHERD — The beginnings of dozens of productive and rewarding careers were possibly launched Friday at Shepherd High School.

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Obama: Keystone offers little benefit to consumers

Obama: Keystone offers little benefit to consumers

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama downplayed the benefits of building the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada. He said it would not lower gasol…

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Montana unemployment rate at 4.3 percent

HELENA — Montana's unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.3 percent in November.

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Grizzlies introduce Stitt as new football coach

Grizzlies introduce Stitt as new football coach

MISSOULA — The best job in America. That's what Bob Stitt had to say about the Montana Grizzly football head coaching gig Friday morning when …

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Pub Station adds 4 new free shows

Pub Station adds 4 new free shows

Rap, classic rock, experimental rock and bluegrass. It’s all been added to the calendar at the new Pub Station, 2502 First Ave. North, in down…

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Chippewa Cree judge orders new tribal elections

Chippewa Cree judge orders new tribal elections

HAVRE — A tribal court has invalidated the November election of four new members to the Chippewa Cree Business Committee after a non-tribal me…

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Montana has low obesity, high binge drinking

Montana has low obesity, high binge drinking

GREAT FALLS — An annual survey of U.S. health ranks Montana 22nd in the nation overall, which is an improvement by one spot from the previous year.

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Park Service finds major problems at Yellowstone jail

Park Service finds major problems at Yellowstone jail

CODY, Wyo. — The National Park Service has changed how it manages a short-term detention site in Yellowstone National Park after a review of o…

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Dog and 10 puppies abandoned near garbage bin in Grand Forks

Dog and 10 puppies abandoned near garbage bin in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A black lab and her 10 puppies are safe after being abandoned in a box next to a Dumpster Wednesday night in south Grand F…

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Former VA employee sentenced for sexual assault

HELENA — A former Montana Veterans Affairs employee and former American Federation of Government Employees Local Union president was sentenced…

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More routes in Yellowstone open to snowmobiles, snowcoaches

More routes in Yellowstone open to snowmobiles, snowcoaches

Thanks to additional snowfall this week, Yellowstone National Park staff announced the opening of additional groomed road segments to motorize…

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$500K in scholarships offered to manufacturing and energy students

$500K in scholarships offered to manufacturing and energy students

HELENA — The Gianforte Family Foundation announced on Thursday $500,000 worth of scholarships for students who enroll in manufacturing and ene…

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Utah man stole gold and silver from parents

RIVERTON, Wyo. — A Utah man has been sentenced to seven years and two months in prison for stealing $1.9 million worth of gold and silver from…

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Judge will decide if convicted killer in 17-year-old case deserves new trial

Judge will decide if convicted killer in 17-year-old case deserves new trial

THOMPSON FALLS — The fate of a man who has spent more than 17 years in the Montana State Prison for a murder he has always denied committing i…

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Kaarma prosecutors: No evidence partner 'colluded, facilitated'

Kaarma prosecutors: No evidence partner 'colluded, facilitated'

MISSOULA — Janelle Pflager, the partner of the Missoula man who was convicted of murdering a teenage exchange student this week, will not face…

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10 things we'll miss about 'The Colbert Report'

10 things we'll miss about 'The Colbert Report'

Stephen Colbert is moving on, but not "Stephen Colbert."

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Montana cabin owners rejoice over capped federal lease rate

Montana cabin owners rejoice over capped federal lease rate

MISSOULA — Owners of cabins on national forest lands throughout Montana celebrated on Thursday after passage of the bipartisan Cabin Fee Act.

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Snowmobiler rescued in Gallatin County

BOZEMAN — Rescuers have succeeded in finding a Bozeman snowmobiler who became separated from others in his group in Gallatin County.

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Judge will decide if convicted killer in Trout Creek case deserves new trial

Judge will decide if convicted killer in Trout Creek case deserves new trial

THOMPSON FALLS – The fate of a man who has spent more than 17 years in the Montana State Prison for a murder he has always denied committing i…

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Mild weather into weekend, then storms

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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Bozeman hospital acts to prevent flu spread

BOZEMAN — Bozeman Deaconess Hospital has imposed restrictions on visitors in order to prevent the spread of influenza.

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Venture Improv: Still crazy after all these years

Venture Improv: Still crazy after all these years

Turns out, Billings is a funny town.

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Slideshow: Today In History, Dec. 19

Slideshow: Today In History, Dec. 19

Today is Friday, Dec. 19. Today's Highlight in History:

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New downtown Billings shop partners art and music

New downtown Billings shop partners art and music

Beth and Mat Regele were already collaborating with members of the art and music scene in Billings, so opening a downtown shop that combines t…

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

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

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

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 banqu…

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