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BPD at Billings Schools Today
Extra police patrols are at Billings schools today because of a presumed social media hoax where someone threatened to bring a gun to school, according to Superintendent Terry Bouck.
He told Q2 News that, although the threats appear to be unfounded, he’s talked with Billings police an…
Consultant Suggests New Fire Stations Needed
The Gazette reports that Billings Heights will require construction of a second fire station as soon as 2021, and the Billings City Council will have to decide during the coming months what level of fire and emergency medical service it expects...
BPD Employee Fired
Q2 reports that an evidence technician for the Billings Police Department has been fired after she admitted to stealing close to 1,000 pills collected as evidence in 138 cases.
Chief Rich St. John said, on Tuesday, that 38-year-old Rawlyn Strizich admitted to the theft days before a scheduled audit i…
Billings Man Charged with Rape
25-year-old Colton Edwards of Billings was charged Tuesday with raping a teenage girl, to whom he allegedly gave money to remain quiet about it. Edwards was charged in Yellowstone County Justice Court with two counts of sexual intercourse without consent and one count of sexual assault...
Landfill Methane Lands $700K for Billings
$700,000. That's how much the City of Billings is getting from Montana-Dakota Utilities (MDU) for the methane gas taken from the city's landfill in 2017, according to Billings City Councilman Larry Brewster.
Speaking of Foreign Interference in Elections…
With all of the focus on foreign interference in elections, would charges be filed against Jim Messina, the former chief of staff to Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) and campaign manager for President Barack Obama? That's the question raised in this piece in The American Thinker by Gary Gindler.
Gas in Billings
If you smelled gas in Billings on Saturday, you’re not alone. The Billings Fire Department responded to a number of gas-related calls around town. Phillips 66 released a statement, saying they confirm there was a “minor unit upset” that is not dangerous to…
Billings Snow Budget Low
The Gazette reports that Billings’ record to-date snowfall once again activated residential snowplowing Thursday morning, and the growing public cost to pay private operators may soon drift into the red. Of the $420,000 allocated for residential snowplowing during the current fiscal …

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