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High School Brawl in Billings
SD2 Superintendent Greg Upham said Thursday no one was significantly injured in a fight involving more than a dozen students near Billings Senior High School on Tuesday. Q2 reports the fight happened near Daylis Stadium and Pioneer Park around 11:30 a...
Judge Halts Pipeline Construction
The Glasgow Courier reports a federal judge in Great Falls on Thursday halted construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline and vacated a 2017 presidential permit issued by the U.S. State Department. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Brian Morris wrote that the State Department’s analysis …
County Smashes Midterm Turnout Record
Yellowstone County election chief, Bret Rutherford reports that midterm voter turnout records were shattered by a count of more than 10,000 this year. The Gazette reports that by the time the last provisional ballots are counted next week, Yellowstone County will be looking at the highest voter turn…
Inquest Into BPD-Involved Shooting Death
The Gazette reports on the coroner’s inquest that shows five police officers fired 74 shots in six seconds at 24-year-old Preston Bell as he tried to evade arrest in a Billings South Side cul-de-sac. Bell had crashed a stolen pickup into multiple vehicles during the Nov...
Tester Wins Senate Race
The Associated Press reports, in the hotly-contested battle to represent Montana in the U.S. Senate, that Democratic incumbent Jon Tester, who won six years ago by the slimmest of margins, has defeated Republican state auditor Matt Rosendale...
BPD on Twitter
Q2 reports Billings Police announced today they’ve gone live on Twitter and will no longer issue traditional press releases. Lt. Brandon Wooley said “All of our commanders will have the ability to send information or updates out on the Twitter platform… to ensure consist…
Gianforte Wins Reelection to House
The Hill is projecting incumbent Montana Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte the winner in his reelection bid as the state’s lone representative in the U.S. House, defeating former Bozeman Democratic state Representative Kathleen Williams...
Poll Shows Coal-Reliant States Backing Renewables
As more coal companies file for bankruptcy– despite the backing of President Donald Trump– a recent poll indicates a large majority of Americans in coal-reliant states increasingly favor the use of renewable energy. The consumer group Consumer Reports spoke with 1,200 Americans, includin…
ACLU Sues Lincoln County
MTN News reports the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is currently facing a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Montana regarding inmate Agustin Ramon at the Lincoln County Detention Center. Ramon holds dual citizen to France and Mexico...
Man Dies In An Explosion
A 36-year-old man has died in an explosion at an oil processing site in northeast Wyoming. Campbell County Chief Deputy Coroner Steve Rozier says Beau Damori, of Gillette, was found dead about four hours after the explosion that occurred about 2 p...

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