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Driver accused of nearing 100 mph in downtown Billings pleads guilty

Driver accused of nearing 100 mph in downtown Billings pleads guilty

A man accused of reaching speeds nearing 100 mph in downtown Billings while fleeing from police in April pleaded guilty Tuesday to DUI and thr…

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Billings stores selling imitation narcotics searched, evidence seized

Billings stores selling imitation narcotics searched, evidence seized

Billings Police searched several businesses Tuesday morning, finding what they believe is evidence of selling synthetic drugs, commonly known …

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Defense Department to oversee plagiarism investigation of Walsh

Defense Department to oversee plagiarism investigation of Walsh

HELENA — The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War Co…

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Man pleads guilty in March bank robbery

Man pleads guilty in March bank robbery

A 43-year-old man with a criminal record that includes felony theft, arson, forgery and attempted robbery pleaded guilty Tuesday to robbing a …

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Hells Angels roll into Cody for weeklong 'run'

Hells Angels roll into Cody for weeklong 'run'

CASPER, Wyo. — Members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club rolled into Wyoming on Monday for the start of an annual week-long gathering.

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64-room hotel opens in Billings near Cabela's

64-room hotel opens in Billings near Cabela's

Billings’ newest lodging, My Place Hotel, opened last week, a key victory for a development supported by public funds.

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Legion baseball: Scarlets roll in state tournament opener

LETHBRIDGE, Alberta -- The Billings Scarlets exploded for seven runs in the eighth inning Tuesday to run away from Bozeman 16-7 in the first r…

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Small wildfire burning near Roundup

Small wildfire burning near Roundup

Firefighters are battling a fire in the Roundup area near Bender Road, according to a dispatcher from the Musselshell County Sheriff's Office. 

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Pilot killed in crash west of Lolo Pass was bound for experimental aircraft fly-in

MISSOULA — The pilot killed Monday in the crash of a small plane in the Bitterroot Mountains west of Lolo Pass was head of the staff of an eng…

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Worker killed at western Wyoming construction site

AFTON, Wyo. — An accident at a construction site in western Wyoming has claimed the life of a 23-year-old man.

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Show up early for Tim McGraw show

Show up early for Tim McGraw show

Doors open Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at MetraPark's Rimrock Auto Arena for fans attending the Tim McGraw concert.

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Officials ID man killed in motorcycle crash

GREAT FALLS — Officials in Lewis and Clark County have identified the Great Falls man who died in a weekend motorcycle crash near Wolf Creek.

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Man charged with 7th DUI

Man charged with 7th DUI

A man with six DUI convictions made an initial court appearance Monday on a seventh charge of driving under the influence.

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About 30 arrested during Evel Knievel Days

About 30 arrested during Evel Knievel Days

BUTTE — Revelers didn’t get too raucous over Evel Knievel Days this year, police say.

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Jockey injured at Great Falls horse race

GREAT FALLS — A jockey is hospitalized in serious condition with head injuries after a weekend horse racing accident in Great falls that injur…

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Ohio man dies in Montana bicycle crash

KALISPELL — Officials in northwestern Montana say an Ohio man died after being thrown from a bicycle on Big Mountain Road north of Whitefish.

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Authorities identify boy who drowned in Bitterroot

HAMILTON — Ravalli County authorities have identified a 3-year-old Stevensville boy who drowned last week in the Bitterroot River.

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Accused I-90 shooter to appear on attempted murder charges today

Accused I-90 shooter to appear on attempted murder charges today

MISSOULA — They allegedly shot the man twice in a dispute over stolen methamphetamine and money, then left him for dead along Interstate 90 la…

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Glacier officials continue search for bear believed to be shot by hiker

WEST GLACIER – Glacier National Park officials continued to search Monday for a bear they believe was shot and wounded Saturday by a tourist f…

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Weather outlook: More of the same

Weather outlook: More of the same

Billings residents intent on keeping their grass green will have to keep watering their lawns this week, because no relief from hot and dry we…

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Nearly all area school construction awarded to local companies

Nearly all area school construction awarded to local companies

This summer is a sprint for area schools to complete millions in building upgrades and repairs during the next few weeks.

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Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

DENVER — Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant…

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Gazette opinion: Convicted serial rapist forfeits his freedom forever

Gazette opinion: Convicted serial rapist forfeits his freedom forever

Fourteen months after our community learned that a serial rapist had attacked several young women in their homes, he has been sentenced to 22 …

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O'Grady, Sparks go long, Blandino goes up as Mustangs win

O'Grady, Sparks go long, Blandino goes up as Mustangs win

The Mustangs got three-run home runs from two of Cincinnati’s best rookie prospects. Then they said goodbye to maybe its best.

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Billings City Council gives assisted living a big assist

The Billings City Council unanimously gave the go-ahead Monday to allow a nearly 100-unit assisted-living facility at the southeast corner of …

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Who’s behind Draft Schweitzer attempt?

Who’s behind Draft Schweitzer attempt?

HELENA — One man behind the effort to draft former Gov. Brian Schweitzer for president is a 24-year-old Connecticut educator who was impressed…

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In show of trust, SD2 board shuffles committees

In a sign of emerging trust among trustees, members of the School District 2 school board agreed Monday to retool the board's committee struct…

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Leenknecht powers Royals toward 3-peat bid

Leenknecht powers Royals toward 3-peat bid

As the State AA Legion baseball tournament begins Tuesday, Tanner Leenknecht’s career with the Billings Royals is nearing its conclusion. But …

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Remains of man found north of Hardin; no foul play suspected

A human corpse was discovered north of Hardin on Sunday by the Big Horn County Sheriff's office, according to Undersheriff Michael Fuss.

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Veteran pleads guilty in 2 December gas station robberies

Veteran pleads guilty in 2 December gas station robberies

A veteran who reportedly told police he robbed two gas stations in December because he needed the adrenaline rush pleaded guilty Monday to two…

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Man charged with pointing gun at police officer

Man charged with pointing gun at police officer

A man made an initial court appearance Monday on charges that he had methamphetamine and pointed a BB gun that looked like a replica of a pist…

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Boulder-Arrowhead beats Big Sky for title

Boulder-Arrowhead added another Majors state title to its Little League resume Monday with a 14-4 victory over the crosstown Big Sky All-Stars…

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Man, woman charged in assault that sent alleged victim to hospital

Man, woman charged in assault that sent alleged victim to hospital

A 24-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman are facing charges that they beat a woman Friday after an argument about a bag, sending the alleged …

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Organizers of Evel Knievel Days 'blown away'

Organizers of Evel Knievel Days 'blown away'

BUTTE — Like so many Evel Knievel stunts, planning for the daredevil’s namesake festival wasn’t smooth, but organizers pulled it off.

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Man pleads guilty to felony drug possession

Man pleads guilty to felony drug possession

One of three brothers who have had numerous run-ins with law enforcement in recent years pleaded guilty Monday to felony drug charges in two s…

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Longtime state legislator Red Menahan dies

BUTTE — Humorous, beloved, a champion for working people, a tough legislator who worked across the aisle.

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Lodge Grass man killed on Highway 451

Thomas Plentyhawk, 27, of Lodge Grass was killed Sunday morning when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel of the car he was driving.

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Zachery Lahn is new director of conservative advocacy group

HELENA — Zachary Lahn is the new state director of the Montana chapter of Americans for Prosperity,

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Fires continue to burn near Billings

Fires continue to burn near Billings

Two fires continued to burn near Billings on Monday.

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Man accused of crashing into roundabout while drunk

Man accused of crashing into roundabout while drunk

A man who prosecutors say crashed into a West End roundabout while driving with a blood alcohol concentration more than four times the legal

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Former tribal official sentenced for embezzlement

HELENA — A former director of the Rocky Boy's Wellness Center has been sentenced to a year in prison and ordered to repay more than $19,700 af…

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Belgrade man charged with trying to suffocate baby

BOZEMAN — A 29-year-old Belgrade man is charged with assault on a minor after his cousin reported he tried to suffocate her baby during an arg…

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Man given partially suspended 20-year sentence for sex offense against teen

A Billings judge on Monday gave a man a 20-year sentence to the Department of Corrections, with 15 years suspended, for committing a sex offen…

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Missing firefighter found alive on remote road

DARBY – A Bitterroot National Forest firefighter missing since Sunday afternoon was found alive Monday afternoon by search crews.

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Pilot killed in plane crash in Bitterroots; plane en route to Baker

MISSOULA — The pilot of a small plane that crashed in the Bitterroot Mountains of Idaho has been confirmed dead.

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State: Mountain pine beetle infestation continues

State: Mountain pine beetle infestation continues

HELENA — While the mountain pine beetle epidemic has passed its peak, Montana forestry officials said Monday it’s not over yet.

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