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Man, 24, charged with raping hotel maid

A 24-year-old man is facing a charge that he raped a Billings hotel maid on July 24.

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Man charged with accidentally shooting girlfriend in chin

Man charged with accidentally shooting girlfriend in chin

A man arrested on suspicion of accidentally shooting his girlfriend in the chin made an initial court appearance Thursday on a charge of crimi…

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Jury unable to reach verdict in rape trial; case to be re-tried in September

Jury unable to reach verdict in rape trial; case to be re-tried in September

She said he raped her. He said the sex was consensual. After about seven hours of deliberation Wednesday, a 12-person jury was unable to agree…

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Coroner identifies body found near Hardin

Big Horn County Coroner Terry Bullis identified the man whose body was found dead north of Hardin on Sunday as Maynard Kenneth Hill, 61, of St…

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Firefighters attack 1 blaze near I-90, mop up another off West 64th

Firefighters attack 1 blaze near I-90, mop up another off West 64th

Firefighters finished mopping up a 10-acre grass fire at about 3 p.m. Thursday near Hardin. 

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1930s color film of Yellowstone being preserved

1930s color film of Yellowstone being preserved

What could be the first-ever color footage of Yellowstone National Park and is quite likely the first color home movies of the park are being …

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Big Dipper Ice Cream coming to Billings

Big Dipper Ice Cream coming to Billings

Missoula’s Big Dipper Ice Cream shop is expanding to downtown Billings, bringing homemade, premium ice cream to a growing area.

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Billings is Your Trailhead to Adventure

From live music to natural inspiration; art exhibits to theatrics; and everything in between, Billings, Montana's Trailhead is the ticket this summer!

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Basin TEA Party picnic features candidates, Nugent

CASPER, Wyo. - The Big Horn Basin TEA Party’s annual picnic Saturday will feature rocker and controversial pundit Ted Nugent.

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Man admits sexually assaulting 8-year-old, child porn possession

Man admits sexually assaulting 8-year-old, child porn possession

A 44-year-old man pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in 2012 and admitted to having child pornography.

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Montana House candidate John Lewis offers agriculture plan

Montana House candidate John Lewis offers agriculture plan

HELENA — Democratic House candidate John Lewis on Thursday released a five-part farm and ranch platform that he said reaffirms his commitment …

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Billings man admits possessing machine gun

A Billings man accused of converting a rifle to a machine gun and selling it admitted to a federal firearms charge on Thursday.

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Daines votes to sue Obama; GOP says president exceeded authority

Daines votes to sue Obama; GOP says president exceeded authority

HELENA – Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., voted with the House Republican majority Wednesday to sue President Barack Obama for what they say was ex…

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Billings man admits firearms violation

A Billings man admitted he illegally possessed a firearm after a sheriff’s deputy responded to a call at the Huntley Diversion Dam of men firi…

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Former Griz basketball player pleads not guilty

Former Griz basketball player pleads not guilty

MISSOULA — A former University of Montana basketball player pleaded not guilty Thursday morning in Missoula County District Court to a felony …

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California couple guilty in 115-pound pot bust

COLUMBUS — Two California residents have pleaded guilty to drug charges after being stopped on Interstate 90 in south-central Montana with 115…

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Voting office to open on Blackfeet reservation

HELENA — Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch says a satellite voting office will open on the Blackfeet Reservation for late voter regis…

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Jury awards dog-rescue volunteer $150 in lawsuit against county

A four-year-legal battle between Yellowstone County and woman — who claimed her rights were violated — came to a close Wednesday, with a jury …

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68-year-old man killed in crash near Niehart

GREAT FALLS — Montana Highway Patrol officials say a 68-year-old man died after his car crashed off U.S. Highway 89 near Neihart.

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Descendant of William Clark floats Missouri River

Descendant of William Clark floats Missouri River

GREAT FALLS — The scale of time under which Churchill Clark operates would be daunting to many.

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Montana prairie reserve tops 300,000 acres

Montana prairie reserve tops 300,000 acres

A privately funded conservation reserve taking shape on north-central Montana's open prairie now spans more than 300,000 acres — or almost 470…

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One dead, one injured in crash near Biddle

One person is dead and another injured after the pickup they were in hit gravel and lost control on Highway 59 near mile marker 71.

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Billings Wolves name Chris Dixon head coach

Billings Wolves name Chris Dixon head coach

The Billings Wolves announced Thursday that Chris Dixon will coach the fledgling indoor football team.

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'Flyboard' a jet stream of water on Flathead Lake

'Flyboard' a jet stream of water on Flathead Lake

POLSON — I finally realized the full scope of what I’d gotten myself into about the time I began launching off the surface of Flathead Lake li…

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Stillwater Mining earnings report improves; additional shift planned

Stillwater Mining earnings report improves; additional shift planned

Billings-based Stillwater Mining Co. on Thursday reported quarterly profits up 18 cents per diluted share for the quarter ending June 30, as c…

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Flathead cherry harvest to top 2M pounds, but part of crop culled

Flathead cherry harvest to top 2M pounds, but part of crop culled

POLSON — Nearly 850,000 pounds of cherries from Flathead Lake Cherry Growers orchards have been harvested since last week, with the grand tota…

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Wounded Warrior Family Support tour rolls through Laurel

Wounded Warrior Family Support tour rolls through Laurel

At noon Sunday, a 2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will roar into Laurel Ford, 500 E. 4th St., as part of The High Five Tour - a program hosted …

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Jockey injured at State Fair race improving

GREAT FALLS — A jockey who was injured during a weekend horse race at the Montana State Fair remains hospitalized, but his condition is improving.

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Deer vs. motorcycle crash limits traffic on Rimrock Road

Deer vs. motorcycle crash limits traffic on Rimrock Road

When Armando Espinosa came upon the scene of a motorcycle crash Thursday morning on Rimrock Road near West 48th Street, he quickly took action. 

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Livestock board creates panel to address budget

BOZEMAN — The Montana Board of Livestock has created a panel to address its budgeting problems following a legislative hearing about an audit …

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Tribe: Remove 'halfbreed' from Montana place names

HELENA — The time has come to remove the words "halfbreed" and "breed" from the names of creeks, lakes and other places around Montana, accord…

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Man killed by police on Wind River Reservation

LANDER, Wyo. — A man has been fatally shot by police on the Wind River Reservation.

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Williston faces teacher shortage ahead of new term

WILLISTON, N.D. — Williston Public School District No. 1 is looking to fill 18 open teacher spots just weeks before the start of the school year.

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Moose spotted in Missoula neighborhood

Moose spotted in Missoula neighborhood

MISSOULA — A moose wandered into the lower Rattlesnake neighborhood Wednesday morning, an unusual urban wildlife sighting for Missoula residen…

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Dry July could mean a fiery August

Dry July could mean a fiery August

July 2014 will go down in the record books as a dry month in Billings, and relief might not be headed this way any time soon. 

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Kootenai Canyon: Bitterroot canyon offers fun all year

Kootenai Canyon: Bitterroot canyon offers fun all year

STEVENSVILLE — Kootenai Canyon has a dedicated, year-round fan club whose members rarely meet.

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Summer science: YBGR students get hands-on courses

Summer science: YBGR students get hands-on courses

Just a few minutes into Dan Carter’s physics and engineering presentation in Jevon Lulf and Tammy Baldry’s classroom at the Yellowstone Boys a…

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Wilderness Act’s anniversary prompts discussion about past, future

Wilderness Act’s anniversary prompts discussion about past, future

For 71-year-old Bill Cunningham, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act this summer has been an arduous task.

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Backpackable boats: Packrafting lures more paddlers into wild places

Backpackable boats: Packrafting lures more paddlers into wild places

BOB MARSHALL WILDERNESS — Paddling his packraft deftly but quickly, Jared White appeared to be stuck between a rock and a hard current.

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Motorcycle wreck sends Billings couple to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday

Motorcycle wreck sends Billings couple to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday

A motorcycle wreck on Rimrock Road and 62nd Street West sent a couple to Billings Clinic with non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday evening. 

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Legion baseball: Royals rout Scarlets, move on to semifinals

Legion baseball: Royals rout Scarlets, move on to semifinals

LETHBRIDGE, Alberta -- The Billings Royals have taken a big step toward a third consecutive Legion baseball championship.

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IHS director hiring too slow, Tester says

IHS director hiring too slow, Tester says

Temporary directors are currently in charge of four of the Indian Health Service’s 12 regional offices, including in Billings, which U.S. Sen.…

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Quest for the Best: No. 5 -- Havre's Blue Pony Stadium

Quest for the Best: No. 5 -- Havre's Blue Pony Stadium

This is the second in a series on the quest for the best Montana high school football fields. Today Slim Kimmel visits Blue Pony Stadium in Havre.

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War College to make final decision on Sen. Walsh

War College to make final decision on Sen. Walsh

HELENA — The U.S. Army War College will have the final say over whether any punishment is warranted in a plagiarism investigation against Sen.…

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Cody police chief meets with Hells Angels

Cody police chief meets with Hells Angels

CODY, Wyo. — Cody Police Chief Perry Rockvam met Wednesday with representatives of the Hells Angels motorcycle club, seeking an “open dialogue…

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Alert issued for mother accused of taking 2 kids

Alert issued for mother accused of taking 2 kids

MISSOULA — The Montana Department of Justice has issued a missing and endangered children alert for a 6-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl aut…

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Zinke unveils energy plan, focuses on resource extraction

Zinke unveils energy plan, focuses on resource extraction

Republican U.S. House hopeful Ryan Zinke was in Billings on Wednesday presenting an energy policy he says will put Montanans to work building …

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Butte's landmark M&M faces multiple lawsuits

Butte's landmark M&M faces multiple lawsuits

BUTTE — The landmark M&M Cigar Store restaurant and its owner, Sam Jankovich, are mired in legal problems taking a bite out of the busines…

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