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Pryor Classes Cancelled
Classes at Pryor schools have been canceled for today because of the snow, according to Superintendent Linda Pease. The cancellation notice includes Plenty Coups High School and Arrow Creek Elementary School. Classes will resume on January 3rd following the scheduled holiday break...
Church Assets Target of Montana Bankruptcy
More than $70 million in assets held by the Roman Catholic Church– including parishes in Billings and throughout Eastern Montana– could be at stake as part of the regional diocese’s bankruptcy.
The fallout comes amid claims of sexual assault by clergy as far back as the 19…
Lame Deer Jail Regularly Overcrowded
The Billings Gazette reports that the Lame Deer jail, built to accommodate just 19 inmates, currently houses 45, with regularity. Last year it saw as many as 62 inmates in a single day, more than triple what the facitity was designed for...
Bullock Appoints Gustafson to MT Supreme Court
Q2 reports that Billings’ own Judge Ingrid Gustafson, of the Yellowstone County District Court, has been chosen by Gov. Steve Bullock for the Montana State Supreme Court. She was one of three finalists for the position to replace Justice Mike Wheat, beating out Helena attorney Mike L…
MHP Finds 8 lbs of Meth in Spare Tire
The Gazette reports Montana Highway Patrol officers found eight pounds of methamphetamine in a spare tire after a traffic stop in Stillwater County in which the driver, 31-year-old Manuel Sanchez Jr., reportedly told officials he’d been visiting Yogi Bear in Yellowstone National Park…
Missing Girl Home
The Montana Department of Justice has announced a happy ending to a missing child case. A missing person advisory was issued for 14-year-old Kyra Turns Plenty, described by authorities as an American Indian or Alaskan Native with brown hair and brown eyes, 5 feet 4 inches tall, and weighing about 13…
Heir Impairs Billings Catholic School Plan
The Gazette reports that one more heir has come forward to challenge Billings Catholic Schools’ effort to take over the deed to its former middle school building and sell it.
David Cunningham’s attorney filed a court brief today seeking to claim his family&CloseCurlyQu…
Wibaux County Attorney Charged
The Gazette reports that Wibaux County Attorney Ronald Efta has pleaded not guilty to obstructing a peace officer after Billings Police used a stun gun on him for resisting arrest at a downtown bar last week. Officers arrived at the Montana Brewing Company the night of November 27th after a report o…

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