Billings News

Part of Bighorn Lake Closed
A portion of Bighorn Lake will be closed today as the search continues for two men missing after a boating accident over the weekend. A National Parks Service spokeswoman said Tuesday the area between dayboards 6 and 8 will be closed from 7 a...
AG Backs Tax Hike Language
Montana Attorney General Tim Fox’s office on Monday endorsed the language of a ballot measure raising cigarette taxes. The final decision on the challenge to Initiative 185 by an opposition group, Montanans Against Tax Hikes, goes to the Montana Supreme Court, which will look at the …
Montana Judge Approves Church Abuse Settlement
Amid revelations on Tuesday of sexual abuse by more than 300 Catholic priests in Pennsylvania, a federal bankruptcy judge in Montana approved a $20 million settlement between the Diocese of Great Falls/ Billings and several dozen survivors of sexual abuse...
State Fair Worker Faces More Assault Charges
The Thomas Carnival worker accused of sexually assaulting four females at the Montana State Fair in Great Falls, initially charged with two misdemeanor counts, now faces two similar felony assault charges. Roberto Garcia pleaded not guilty to the two misdemeanor counts on August 3rd...
MSUB Science Building
Montana State University in Billings reports they have raised enough money to build a new science building. Officials announced on Monday the received the $500,000 donation from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, which completes a five-year effort to raise $15 million for the new facility…
Lame Deer Wildfire
Q2 reports crews battled several wildfires on the Northern Cheyenne reservation Monday, sparked by a lightning burst Sunday night. The Buffalo Springs fire was burning actively 3 miles southwest of the Lame Deer powwow grounds. A bulldozer created line around on Monday...
Billings Fire Under Control
Fires that broke out west of Billings on Saturday near 72nd Street West around 10:30 p.m. are now under control. Interim Yellowstone County DES Coordinator Lt. Kent O’Donnell said there were indications that a train snagged a power line, causing a surge that likely caused of a small …

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