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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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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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Zimmerman Trail, Bench connector on list of proposed projects

Zimmerman Trail, Bench connector on list of proposed projects

Transportation and elected officials from the local to the federal level gathered at the Yellowstone County Courthouse during the lunch hour T…

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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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MHSA announces state tournament sites; Billings hosting just 1 tourney

MHSA announces state tournament sites; Billings hosting just 1 tourney

Billings will host only one state basketball tournament the next two years.

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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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2nd man enters guilty pleas for role in Lockwood trailer fire that killed 4

2nd man enters guilty pleas for role in Lockwood trailer fire that killed 4

The second man involved in lighting a Lockwood mobile home fire that killed four people pleaded guilty Tuesday to four counts of negligent homicide.

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Home Equity Loans: The Basics

Home Equity Loans: The Basics

A home equity loan is really very simple. It’s a loan in which the consumer borrows against the equity in their home (the difference between a…

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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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Medical marijuana attorney wants to void parts of 2011 law rewrite

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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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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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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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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Yellowstone names 9 snowcoach, snowmobile concessioners

Yellowstone names 9 snowcoach, snowmobile concessioners

The National Park Service has named the businesses it selected to provide guided interpretive oversnow vehicle tours in Yellowstone starting t…

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Man dies in motorcycle crash near Lolo

MISSOULA — A 22-year-old Missoula man has died after a motorcycle crash near Lolo.

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Work continues at North Dakota oil spill site

BISMARCK, N.D. — Hundreds of barrels of fluid that leaked from a pipeline in western North Dakota have been contained, though regulators are u…

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Identical triplets ‘doing great’: 1 home with mom, 2 in hospital

Identical triplets ‘doing great’: 1 home with mom, 2 in hospital

BUTTE — The rare identical triplets born to a Butte woman last fall are nearly seven months old and for the most part, thriving.

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Police: Suspect licks officer’s eye during arrest

Police: Suspect licks officer’s eye during arrest

BUTTE — A Walkerville man is accused of licking a police officer’s eye during his arrest.

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Man who backed over, killed 2-year-old facing another DUI

GREAT FALLS — A Browning-area man who pleaded guilty to backing over and killing a 2-year-old child while driving drunk in 2008 is facing anot…

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Wyoming church says volunteer dead in Nicaragua

JACKSON, Wyo. — A Wyoming woman who disappeared on a church mission trip to Nicaragua has been found dead in that country, authorities said Tuesday.

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Helena bartender on trial in connection to April 2013 deaths

Helena bartender on trial in connection to April 2013 deaths

HELENA — After the selection of a five-member jury, the trial of William Gleed was under way around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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NIOT to host community discussion on hate and intolerance

Not in Our Town Billings will host a town hall meeting to discuss the impact of hate and intolerance within the community.

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Missoula hospital to add OB, newborn, pediatric services

MISSOULA — Providence St. Patrick Hospital will begin offering comprehensive women’s and children’s services – including a neonatal intensive …

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Hunter access issues top council's meeting in Billings

The Private Land/Public Wildlife Council will meet April 23-24 in Billings at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center, 1223 Mullowney Lane.

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Name of Hamilton man killed in crash released

HAMILTON — Ravalli County officials have released the name of a 42-year-old man who died in a weekend pickup rollover west of Hamilton.

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Attorney general agrees that Medicaid initiative’s fiscal note is flawed

Attorney general agrees that Medicaid initiative’s fiscal note is flawed

HELENA — Republican Attorney General Tim Fox says he agrees with allegations that part of a voter initiative to expand Medicaid coverage for p…

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Jury convicts Montana man of killing girlfriend

JUNEAU, Alaska — A jury convicted a Montana man of second-degree murder in the 1996 shooting death of his girlfriend at a lodge in Yakutat aft…

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5 face charges of helping escaped Bozeman inmate

5 face charges of helping escaped Bozeman inmate

BOZEMAN — Five people have been charged with allegedly helping a man escape from Bozeman police after he was arrested on suspicion of attempted rape.

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Cooler temperatures Wednesday, warmer by weekend

Cooler temperatures Wednesday, warmer by weekend

Cold, raw weather will be headed toward Billings Tuesday night, but should move out of the area by the weekend. 

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Wyoming town approves $700K for landslide support

Wyoming town approves $700K for landslide support

JACKSON, Wyo. — The Jackson Town Council has authorized up to $700,000 to build a massive buttress that could temporarily slow the landslide a…

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'Blood moon' appears in morning sky

'Blood moon' appears in morning sky

For the first time in 2 ½ years, the moon was in full eclipse Tuesday morning.

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T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian dinosaur hall

T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian dinosaur hall

WASHINGTON — More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. rex — the king — is joining the Smithsonian col…

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Man killed in officer-involved shooting was suspect in earlier robbery

Man killed in officer-involved shooting was suspect in earlier robbery

Richard Ramirez, 38, has been identified as the man who died in an officer-involved shooting Monday night, according to Billings Police Chief …

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Greenbacks for green thumbs: City has funds to help plant trees in boulevards

Greenbacks for green thumbs: City has funds to help plant trees in boulevards

Fred Bicha is counting on the Johnny Appleseeds living in Billings to make this spring’s Boulevard Tree Cost Share Program a success.

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Lewis says he’s solution-oriented and can work with both sides

Lewis says he’s solution-oriented and can work with both sides

HELENA — Democratic U.S. House candidate John Lewis said he is someone focused on finding solutions and is willing to work with people from bo…

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Friends of Library seeking donations for fall book sale

Friends of Library seeking donations for fall book sale

A new Billings Public Library means new springtime plans for the Friends of the Billings Public Library.

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Gazette opinion: Where does our federal tax money go?

If you are still working on your state or federal income tax returns or an extension of time to file, good luck.

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Police investigate officer-involved shooting on State Avenue

Police investigate officer-involved shooting on State Avenue

Billings police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened shortly after 11 p.m. Monday night near the corner of Jefferson S…

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Garbage fees will rise beginning July 1

Garbage fees will rise beginning July 1

When it came time to hike garbage pickup and landfill fees Monday, the Billings City Council chose an option with a smaller initial increase o…

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Griego guilty on all counts: Ending a serial rapist's 'reign of terror'

Griego guilty on all counts: Ending a serial rapist's 'reign of terror'

A 12-person jury Monday convicted Toby Eugene Griego, a “true serial rapist,” of all 27 charges against him — including 10 counts of rape — st…

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'Stand tall for freedom': Rosendale shoots drone in TV ad

'Stand tall for freedom': Rosendale shoots drone in TV ad

HELENA — Republican U.S. House candidate Matt Rosendale’s campaign launched an ad on statewide television Monday that depicts him shooting a d…

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Billings Clinic fire does estimated $1,000 damage

A Monday morning fire damaged a bed and wall at Billings Clinic, the Billings Fire Department said in a news release.

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Fire damages mobile home on Billings' West End

Fire damages mobile home on Billings' West End

Smoke from a Monday afternoon fire caused an estimated $5,000 in damage to a home in the Golden Meadows Mobile Home Park on Billings’ West End.

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Uberbrew gets second in World Beer Championships

Uberbrew gets second in World Beer Championships

It was a victorious trip to Boulder, Colo., on Friday for Uberbrew's head-brewer and co-owner, Mark Hastings.

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No criminal charges to be filed in connection with Mount Jumbo avalanche

No criminal charges to be filed in connection with Mount Jumbo avalanche

MISSOULA — No criminal charges will be filed against anyone connected with triggering a fatal avalanche off the west face of Mount Jumbo on Feb. 28.

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