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Woman denies robbing barista at gunpoint

Woman denies robbing barista at gunpoint

A woman arrested Nov. 7 after she allegedly pulled a gun at a Billings coffee kiosk and demanded money from a barista pleaded not guilty Thurs…

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Tribal land buyback program ends Friday

Tribal land buyback program ends Friday

With a Friday deadline for Indian land buyback offers, Crow tribal members are cashing in.

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Federal judge overturns death penalty for man who killed Billings woman

Federal judge overturns death penalty for man who killed Billings woman

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal judge on Thursday overturned the death sentence of the lone inmate on Wyoming's death row, saying his trial lawyers…

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Wednesday stabbing leaves victim in critical condition

A man in his 40s is in critical condition and two women received lacerations to their hands after they were stabbed Wednesday evening with a k…

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Yellowstone Hunt Club forms to teach, and to buy more decoys

Yellowstone Hunt Club forms to teach, and to buy more decoys

When Kyle McCall asked the guys setting up his home sound system if they knew anyone who liked to hunt, he was in for a surprise.

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Retrospective: Cat-Griz rivalry

Retrospective: Cat-Griz rivalry

The rivalry between the University of Montana Grizzlies and the Montana State University Bobcats goes back to 1897. Check out some of the stat…

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Man admits firing shotgun in downtown Billings apartment

Man admits firing shotgun in downtown Billings apartment

A 59-year-old man admitted Thursday that he fired a shotgun inside a downtown Billings apartment in April and pleaded guilty to felony crimina…

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Onlookers report hunters opening fire on Grand Teton elk herd

Onlookers report hunters opening fire on Grand Teton elk herd

JACKSON, Wyo. — Several people say they saw hunters use questionable and illegal tactics during an elk hunt in Grand Teton National Park this week.

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Montana bighorn sheep to stay in state

Montana bighorn sheep to stay in state

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission Thursday voted to authorize the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks to transplant up to 50…

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Washington men sentenced for transporting 2 pounds of nearly pure meth

Two Washington men caught in Montana with two pounds of nearly pure methamphetamine destined for Minnesota will spend at least 10 years in fed…

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Griz to host NDSU on ESPN to open 2015 season

Griz to host NDSU on ESPN to open 2015 season

MISSOULA — Montana will host North Dakota State on ESPN as part of the network’s second “FCS Kickoff” on Aug. 29, 2015.

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Woman admits to drunkenly driving wrong way on interstate

A 42-year-old woman admitted Thursday that she drove the wrong way on Interstate 90 and Interstate 94 in August and that her blood-alcohol con…

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Prosecutors: Man met underage girl for sex, gave her cocaine

A 32-year-old man accused of giving an underage girl cocaine and having sex with her at a Billings trailer home in May 2013 pleaded not guilty…

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Twito airs concerns on jail diversion; county assigns full report on plan

Twito airs concerns on jail diversion; county assigns full report on plan

A proposal to relieve Yellowstone County jail crowding by screening inmates for release will get closer scrutiny before commissioners decide o…

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Hamilton scientist who discovered cause of Lyme disease dies

Hamilton scientist who discovered cause of Lyme disease dies

HAMILTON – To the world, Willy Burgdorfer will always be remembered as the scientist who discovered the cause of Lyme disease.

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Hunter shot in face returns to Dillon home after hospitalization

BUTTE — Authorities say a Dillon man shot in the face while hunting is back home.

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Detractors, supporters of Billings Clinic purchase speak out at hearing

Detractors, supporters of Billings Clinic purchase speak out at hearing

MISSOULA — Testimony was spirited both for and against Billings Clinic's purchase of Missoula's Community Medical Center during a public heari…

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Temperatures in the 40s for the rest of the work week

Sunshine and and highs in the 40s are expected in Billings Thursday and Friday, but cloudy skies, cooler temperatures and chances for snow are…

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Crime scene photo on phone leads police to suspect

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Police tracking down a suspected killer came across a telling piece of evidence that led to an arrest: A cellphone, log…

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Slideshow: Today In History Nov. 20

Slideshow: Today In History Nov. 20

Today is Thursday, Nov. 20. Today's Highlights in History:

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Lawmakers will take first stab at projecting revenue

Lawmakers will take first stab at projecting revenue

HELENA — An interim legislative committee on Thursday will come up with the first estimate of projected state tax revenues for the next two fi…

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Coroners' lack of cooperation frustrates state's Suicide Review Team

Coroners' lack of cooperation frustrates state's Suicide Review Team

A lack of cooperation among some county coroners continues to hinder the Montana Suicide Review Team’s ability to examine the factors contribu…

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Bobcats want to prevent happy ending for Delaney

Bobcats want to prevent happy ending for Delaney

Montana football coach Mick Delaney announced Sunday that he will retire at the end of this season — whether that time comes this week or furt…

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Veteran gets Huey fly-by as final send-off

Veteran gets Huey fly-by as final send-off

LAUREL — Every attendee at the funeral of Francis Vincent Doheny could feel the pounding of a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter as it passed overhead, …

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Teen faces new sentence in Sheridan home killing

Teen faces new sentence in Sheridan home killing

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered a judge to resentence one of three men convicted of murder in a 2009 home-invasion killing.

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Two gay couples turned away at the courthouse by balky computers

Two gay couples turned away at the courthouse by balky computers

Two gay couples hoping to be the first in Yellowstone County to tie the knot Wednesday afternoon were done in by the state’s computer system.

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Kaarma's defense team makes 3rd attempt to move trial

Kaarma's defense team makes 3rd attempt to move trial

MISSOULA — Markus Kaarma’s attorneys have filed yet another motion requesting his upcoming trial be moved to another county, claiming two stor…

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Man accused of choking, head-butting girlfriend

A 27-year-old man facing two felony assault charges is accused of choking and head-butting his girlfriend after they got into a fight and she …

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Veteran starts online fundraiser to buy man who killed bin Laden a lifetime of beer

Veteran starts online fundraiser to buy man who killed bin Laden a lifetime of beer

BUTTE — Surely the man who shot Osama bin Laden should never have to pay for a beer again.

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Baker man charged with illegal hazardous materials transportation

A Baker man accused of illegally transporting hazardous materials from North Dakota to Eastern Montana denied federal charges in Billings on W…

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Man accused of threatening sheriff’s captain with wooden rod

A man accused of threatening a captain in the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office with a wooden rod on Tuesday is facing a felony assault with…

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Expansion of Air Force training area enters 'final step'

Expansion of Air Force training area enters 'final step'

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The proposed massive expansion of training airspace for Ellsworth Air Force Base — a move that many believe will protect th…

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Federal judge overturns Montana’s gay marriage ban

Federal judge overturns Montana’s gay marriage ban

HELENA — A federal judge in Montana on Wednesday overturned the state’s gay marriage ban.

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Griz defense faced with tall task in MSU

Griz defense faced with tall task in MSU

MISSOULA — The most prolific offense in the history of Montana State football will provide a serious test for Montana's defense Saturday.

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Authorities release name of 29-year-old woman shot in Charlo

CHARLO – The victim of an early morning shooting in Charlo on Tuesday has been identified as 29-year-old RaeLynn M. Charlo.

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Library closing at 1 p.m. because of another power line break

Library closing at 1 p.m. because of another power line break

For the second time this month, the Billings Public Library must close because of a severed utility line.

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Williston group has major plans for downtown

Williston group has major plans for downtown

WILLISTON, N.D. — With an influx of new stores, the growing Williston Downtowners Association has big plans.

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Billings man gets probation for possessing machine gun

A Billings man who admitted selling a machine gun he had converted about 20 years ago will spend five years on federal probation.

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Lame Deer couple admits endangering children with meth distribution

Lame Deer couple admits endangering children with meth distribution

A Lame Deer couple this week admitted they exposed their young children to methamphetamine while distributing the drug from their home.

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Deferred sentence for helping rape suspect who escaped Bozeman jail

Deferred sentence for helping rape suspect who escaped Bozeman jail

BOZEMAN — A 20-year-old Bozeman man has been given a three-year deferred sentence for helping hide an escaped rape suspect from law enforcemen…

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What's First: Country star Justin Moore to play Rimrock Auto Saturday night

What's First: Country star Justin Moore to play Rimrock Auto Saturday night

Justin Moore is coming to Billings to perform at MetraPark’s Rimrock Auto Arena at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night. He also plays the Adams Center…

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$27 million hotel, casino to replace Gray Wolf Peak in Evaro

$27 million hotel, casino to replace Gray Wolf Peak in Evaro

MISSOULA — EVARO – Construction on a $27 million, 40,000-square-foot casino and hotel here that will replace the Gray Wolf Peak Casino will st…

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Post-election audit finds accurate vote counts

Post-election audit finds accurate vote counts

HELENA — Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch says a postelection audit confirms the vote count in the Nov. 4 election was accurate.

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Homicide suspect appears in Big Horn County; charging documents shed new light on investigation

Homicide suspect appears in Big Horn County; charging documents shed new light on investigation

Authorities arrested a 28-year-old man in Hardin on Tuesday, a day after charging documents were filed alleging he shot and killed a 36-year-o…

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Tester bill would reveal 'dark money' donors

Tester bill would reveal 'dark money' donors

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester introduced a bill Tuesday to reveal the major donors who fund secret groups that seek to influence elections.

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NorthWestern Energy sues Anaconda schools over tax money

NorthWestern Energy sues Anaconda schools over tax money

A lawsuit filed by NorthWestern Energy claims the Anaconda school district is placing tax money in an inappropriate account – and saddling tax…

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