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Officer Shooting Justified

A jury ruled Wednesday that a Billings officer David Raschkow was justified in shooting and killing an armed man in 2016.  The decision was announced after more than six hours of testimony at a coroner’s inquest...

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Dual Credit Classes Continue

A proven incentive to jump-starting a college career, high school students taking dual college credit classes will continue at Montana State University Billings next year at no cost...

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Tester Sponsors Veterans Care Bill

Montana Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester has sponsored a bill for veteran’s treatment of illnesses associated with exposure to biological and chemical weapons...

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No Local Option Tax

A Senate committee has tabled a local option tax authority bill as of Tuesday, probably killing it for the current legislative session.  Senate Bill 331, or the Local Option Infrastructure Investment and Property Tax Relief Act, was defeated in the Taxation Committee yesterday by a 7-5 vote...

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Bank Fire

First Interstate Bank on Main Street was evacuated Tuesday morning for a fire in the building’s basement.  Billings Fire Department Assistant Chief Bill Rash said that after the initial call at 11:30 a...

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Nurse Fired in Drug Theft at Billings Clinic

A Billings Clinic nurse was fired after he was caught stealing narcotics intended for patients.  KTVQ.com reports that the hospital disclosed the drug diversion late Tuesday afternoon, after contacting 341 patients who may have been affected...

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Laurel Principal Ousted and Students Protest

A group of Laurel high school students planned a protest this morning in defense of their ousted principal.  KTVQ.com reports that the Laurel School District Board of Trustee voted against renewal of the contract of High School Principal Edward Norman on Monday...

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Billings Council Dismisses Ethics Board

The Billings City Council repealed the city’s ethics ordinances and dismissed its Board of Ethics on Monday, opting instead for a system where the Yellowstone County Attorney’s office will evaluate ethics complaints...

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Grand Avenue Expansion Bids Come In Below Estimate

Good news for taxpayers on the Grand Avenue street-widening project; it won’t be as expensive as estimated.  The Billings Gazette reports the project to help accommodate additional traffic with the opening of Ben Steele Middle School in August will be constructed for about $1...

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Laurel Man Fires On Police in Standoff

An as-yet unidentified Laurel man reportedly fired shots at police early this morning.  KTVQ.com reports that a man inside a home at 403 Roundhouse Drive fired the shots, according to Laurel Police Chief Rick Muson...

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