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Man shot on Billings' South Side; police searching for shooter

Man shot on Billings' South Side; police searching for shooter

A 22-year-old man is expected to survive after being shot four to six times in the back, arm and torso with a small-caliber handgun Tuesday mo…

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Route to forest being carved south of Big Timber

Route to forest being carved south of Big Timber

BIG TIMBER — The sky was a brilliant blue. The first snow of the season was scattered across the hillside, patches of white splotched atop the…

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SD2 gets first glimpse at enrollment, announces vacancy

SD2 gets first glimpse at enrollment, announces vacancy

Early numbers indicate that enrollment in School District 2 could come up short of projected increases for a second straight year.

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45,000 books for sale: Billings church fundraiser kicks off Tuesday night

45,000 books for sale: Billings church fundraiser kicks off Tuesday night

A few years back, Ron May sat around a table with other members of Central Christian Church in Billings.

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Man given partially suspended 20-year sentence in child sex abuse case

Man given partially suspended 20-year sentence in child sex abuse case

Following recommendations by a prosecutor and defense attorney, a Billings judge Monday gave a partially suspended 20-year sentence to a man w…

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Prosecutors: Man's 4th female victim since April suffered brain injury, collapsed lung

Prosecutors: Man's 4th female victim since April suffered brain injury, collapsed lung

Prosecutors have added another felony assault charge against a man already facing charges that he has hospitalized women four times since April.

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Parks workers get together to paint veteran's home

Parks workers get together to paint veteran's home

After their 9/11 service project was snowed out on Thursday, volunteers converged Monday near Crow Agency to paint the home of Edward and Clar…

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New YAM exhibit features works by Picasso, other 20th-century masters

New YAM exhibit features works by Picasso, other 20th-century masters

"Forward Facing: A look at Portraits by Twentieth-Century Masters" opens Monday, Sept. 22 at the Yellowstone Art Museum.

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Reggae Rockers Jon Wayne and the Pain to play Oct. 3

Reggae Rockers Jon Wayne and the Pain to play Oct. 3

Reggae rockers Jon Wayne and the Pain are set to play the Babcock Theatre in downtown Billings Friday, Oct. 3.

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Former employee sues Glenrock gun manufacturer

CASPER, Wyo. — A former employee is suing a Glenrock-based gun manufacturer over intellectual property he says he brought the company while wo…

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Man pleads guilty in Laurel high-speed pursuit

Man pleads guilty in Laurel high-speed pursuit

A 24-year-old man admitted Tuesday that in March he led police in a high-speed chase through Laurel that ended with a crash.

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Keystone XL operator seeks South Dakota approval

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The operator of the long-delayed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline on Monday formally asked South Dakota's utility regulators…

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Missoula mobile homes with delinquent taxes on auction block

MISSOULA — This isn’t Annie Cathey’s favorite part of the job.

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Former inmate sues Jefferson County for jail rape

Former inmate sues Jefferson County for jail rape

HELENA — A former inmate at the Jefferson County jail in Boulder alleges the county created circumstances that "allowed its staff to rape the …

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North Dakota energy workers contain oil, water spill

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division says workers have contained 500 barrels of water and three barrels of oil after a spill…

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Pledge of Allegiance center of North Dakota school dispute

NEW TOWN, N.D. — A national atheist group is helping the parents of a 6-year-old New Town boy who wants to sit down while his classmates stand…

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Billings resident Supaman performs ahead of American Indian Heritage Day in Helena

Billings resident Supaman performs ahead of American Indian Heritage Day in Helena

HELENA — Julie Cajune read with a lilt passages from her favorite Native American stories on the stage of the Myrna Loy Center in Helena Monda…

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Man injured after van falls off jack during tire change

GREAT FALLS — A man was injured after a minivan fell off a jack during a roadside tire change on Interstate 15 northwest of Great Falls.

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Police: Accused armed robber breaks sprinkler with jail-issued sandal

BUTTE — A Butte man accused of armed robbery and later threatening to shank jail staff now faces a new charge for flooding his cell for the se…

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Oil production in the Powder River Basin more than doubles in five years

CASPER, Wyo. — Oil production in the Powder River Basin more than doubled during the past five years, the U.S. Energy Information Agency repor…

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Hotter weather is expected Tuesday and Wednesday

Hotter weather is expected Tuesday and Wednesday

Clear skies and higher temperatures are expected to warm up Billings Tuesday and Wednesday. 

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Deer-vehicle crashes decline in state, but odds of hitting one are still high

Deer-vehicle crashes decline in state, but odds of hitting one are still high

Drivers in Montana are more likely to crash into a deer than almost any other place in the nation – but not as likely as last year.

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Groups oppose child endangerment charge against pregnant Ravalli County woman

MISSOULA — Last month, Casey Allen’s lawyer asked the Ravalli County District Court to delay her felony trial because the 21-year-old was preg…

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Idaho motorcyclist dies in I-90 crash near Deer Lodge

A 66-year-old Lewiston, Idaho, man has succumbed to his injuries after crashing his motorcycle on Sunday near Deer Lodge.

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Washington reports new wolf pack found

Washington reports new wolf pack found

SPOKANE, Wash. — Wildlife officials are reporting that a new wolf pack has been discovered in northeast Washington's Ferry County near Profanity Peak.

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Bill would rename Billings VA clinic

Bill would rename Billings VA clinic

A bill before Congress would rename the Billings VA Clinic the "Bear Root Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic."

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North Dakota man sues Cody police official for excessive force

CASPER, Wyo. — A North Dakota man arrested four years ago in Cody claims the city’s current assistant police chief used a stun gun on him whil…

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Billings City Council discusses paving material on city roads

Billings Public Works Director Dave Mumford tried to put the wraps on a street surface known as RAP on Monday.

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$2M bond set for man charged in motel fire

GILLETTE — A judge has set a $2 million cash bond for a 58-year-old man accused of setting a Gillette motel on fire with about 60 people inside.

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6 justices defend rule banning partisan judicial endorsements

HELENA — Six of the seven Montana Supreme Court justices have filed a friends-of-the-court brief asking a federal judge to uphold a 2008 state…

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Big Sky Notebook: Bobcats, Grizzlies take aim at nation's top-ranked teams

Big Sky Notebook: Bobcats, Grizzlies take aim at nation's top-ranked teams

Montana State was assailed for buying its way out of a schedule game with FCS steamroller and reigning national champion North Dakota State pr…

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Man thought to have drowned in Wyoming reservoir

HAWK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Crews are looking for a 53-year-old Torrington man who is thought to have drowned in southeastern Wyoming's Hawk Springs …

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Falling tree kills Cody man

CODY, Wyo. — A Cody man is dead after a falling tree struck him on the head as he was cutting firewood.

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Hunter airlifted from the North Fork of the Shoshone

CASPER, Wyo. — Authorities airlifted a hunter from the North Fork of the Shoshone River on Saturday after he was injured by a bucking mule, th…

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Study: Montana’s tax system is fairest among states

HELENA — The personal finance website Wallet Hub has ranked Montana’s state and local tax system as the fairest in the country.

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Health care alliance receives $1.5M grant for trauma-related programs

An alliance of Billings health care providers has received a federal grant of almost $1.5 million for programs dealing with the link between c…

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Man accused of assaulting woman after she bails him out of jail

A man allegedly dug his fingernails into his girlfriend’s throat while choking her Friday, hours after she bailed him out of jail, according t…

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Helena boy injured when car fell on him in serious but stable condition

HELENA — The 10-year-old Helena boy who was critically injured when a car fell on him Saturday is at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and …

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Petition challenges Yellowstone bison slaughters

Petition challenges Yellowstone bison slaughters

Wildlife advocates have filed a legal petition to stop the capture and mass slaughter of wild bison leaving Yellowstone National Park during t…

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Film conference coming to Butte

BUTTE — A first-of-its-kind film conference will be held in Butte this October.

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Missoula man faces 34 felonies for alleged Facebook threats

MISSOLA — A man facing 34 felony counts for violating an order of protection is wanted by Missoula law enforcement after allegedly contacting …

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Man gets 3-year sentence for 14th DUI

Man gets 3-year sentence for 14th DUI

After a recommendation made by a public defender, a judge has ordered a three-year sentence for a man convicted at trial of a 14th DUI.

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Man killed by bear in Wyoming forest

RIVERTON, Wyo. — A 31-year-old Utah man doing research alone in a remote backcountry area has died in a bear attack in the Bridger-Teton Natio…

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Corps halts review of Oregon coal export terminal

PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has brought its review of a proposed coal export terminal to an immediate halt, a blow to th…

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Montana lawmakers aim to avoid government shutdown

Montana lawmakers aim to avoid government shutdown

With less than two weeks for Congress to pass a federal budget, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said there’s no time for shenanigans like those…

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California residents sentenced after pot bust

California residents sentenced after pot bust

COLUMBUS — Two California residents who were arrested after 115 pounds of marijuana was found in their car during a Montana traffic stop have …

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