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Upstanders Unite Sunday
After Swastika graffiti and anti-LGBTQ fliers surfaced this week, Not In Our Town Billings met at Grace United Methodist Church on Sunday. Grace painted its windows with the messages “All are Welcome” and “Love Wins.” The church invited Not In …
Mall Vigilante Gets Deferred Sentence
The nearly-year-long saga of a pistol-packing mall vigilante came to an anticlimactic conclusion, as the man who fired a gun at suspected shoplifters last year received a deferred sentence on Thursday.
The Gazette reports that 30-year-old James Newman got a cumulative one-year deferred sentence and a…
West High Arrest
The Gazette reports that an unidentified student was arrested at West High School for disorderly conduct, obstructing and resisting arrest on Wednesday morning, according to Billings Police Department spokesman Neil Lawrence.
School District 2 superintendent Terry Bouck said that he was aware of the …
Suburban Billings Teacher Suspended
Q2 reports that a suburban Billings High School teacher, who resigned from a school in Washington state in 2016 amid allegations of sexual misconduct, was recently placed on administrative leave.
Thomas Mattingly, a physical education teacher who’s also known as “Chris&CloseCurl…
Hollywood Returns to the Babcock
The Gazette reports that a sold-out house at the Babcock Theatre celebrated the return of Hollywood films and big-time movie stars to the downtown venue with a screening of a new Western picture, shot in Montana, “The Ballad of Lefty Brown...
Fake News Part 2 at Parmly Library
Local news experts gathered at the Parmly Billings Library Tuesday for a panel discussion called Fake News Part II, One Year Later. The panel included KTVQ news director Jon Stepanek; Tim Lehman, a history professor at Rocky Mountain College; and editor of the Billings Gazette Darrell Ehrlick...
SD2 Enrollment Report Sees Little Growth
The Billings Gazette reports School District 2 enrollment is expected to barely grow in the next decade, but elementary schools will see a slight decrease, according to updated enrollment projections.
The companies that prepared both the update and original report for the Billings school district, Cr…
City Administrator Search
KTVQ.com reports that after the Billings City Council failed to secure top city administrator candidate Greg Doyon it’s back to square one in finding a top notch chief executive, while retooling the contract parameters for new candidates...
Man Shot By Deputies Expected to Survive
The Billings Gazette reports that a man– shot by a Yellowstone County Sheriff’s deputy on Sunday morning at a residence in a Lockwood trailer park– is expected to survive, according to Sheriff Mike Linder’s office.
Two deputies, reportedly conducting a welfare check on a potentially suicidal person S…

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