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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 …
Boulder-Arrowhead Defeated
Q2 reports Billings’-own Boulder-Arrowhead All-Stars’ magical run at the Little League World Series came to a close on Saturday. They lost to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, 2-0 in the Northwest Regional championship. Coeur d’Alene will head to W…
Big Horn Boating Fatalities
MTN News reports that on Saturday night, the Big Horn County Sheriff’s department received a 911 call from an off-duty deputy reporting a boating accident near Dayboard 7, with a sunken vessel and two individuals in the water. According to the National Park Service, sheriff&CloseCurl…
BPD Sgt. Saves Family from Fire
Q2 reports that a Billings police officer heroically rescued a woman and two young children Thursday morning, trapped inside their burning home. Sgt. Scott Conrad was reportedly just a few blocks away when he heard a radio dispatch of a fire on Rhea Lane at about 7:41 a...

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