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Billings’ Sears to Close in September
In a sign of the times for the once-mighty retail giant, Billings’ West Park Promenade Sears store will close– along with at least 62 more stores as sales at the former Big-Box retail and catalog behemoth continue to plunge and corporate losses mount...
Rate Payers Suing Billings Over Fees
Q2 reports that six residents are suing to stop the city of Billings from imposing franchise fees on water, sewer and garbage services that are directed to the city’s general fund. The six rate payers are plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed in Yellowstone County District Court, alleging th…
Billings Residents Face Utah Murder Charge
Q2 reports two longtime Billings residents, charged in Utah with the murder of their daughter, have been ordered to stand trial. 26-year-old Miller Costello and his 23-year-old wife, Brenda, were ordered Friday by an Ogden, Utah judge to stand trial on a charge of aggravated murder in the 2017 abuse…
BPD Disciplinary Problem
Before coming forward as one of three Billings police officers recently disciplined for sexual encounters on city property, former officer Paul LaMantia had been the subject of several complaints. LaMantia was first disciplined in 2009, after roughly five months on the job, and his disciplinary cita…
Yellowstone Jailer on the Other Side of the Bars
Q2 reports that a detention officer at the Yellowstone County Jail spent a weekend on the other side of the bars earlier this month, after she was arrested for allegedly assaulting another jail employee off-duty. 33-year-old Brittany Malone was arrested on Friday, April 20th, after reportedly slappi…
Sessions in Billings Friday
Q2 reports that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be in Billings to talk about the drug crisis in America. Sessions is scheduled to deliver remarks at the Rimrock Foundation tomorrow afternoon at 1:15pm. The Department of Justice made the announcement yesterday...
Missing Girl
The Gazette reports 12-year-old Olivia Seminole went missing from her Billings home on Monday, according to police.
Seminole, is 5-feet, 1-inch tall and weighs about 120 pounds. She is Native American with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a white sweater, black and red…
MSUB Powwow
Tribes from all over Montana came to Billings on Friday night. Veteran William Medicine Crow and MSU Billings Interim Chancellor Ron Larson led the grand entry of the 50th annual MSUB Powwow. Billings Mayor Bill Cole also took part in the festivities...
Man Dies in Billings Crash
A man died when he crashed his vehicle in Billings. Police say he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash happened in the 1100 block of 6th Avenue North at about 9:35 p.m Saturday night. The driver appeared to have lost control traveling westbound, striking a power pole, according to BPD Sgt...

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