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Bypass connecting Lockwood, Billings' Heights will feature state's 1st diverging diamond interchange

A diverging diamond interchange, the first of its kind in Montana, has been selected as the best alternative for the Johnson Lane interchange segment of the Billings Bypass.

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-07-19 00:00:00

Montana Supreme Court orders new trial in Billings homicide

Joseph Polak looks up at a Yellowstone County Sheriff's deputy on November 20, 2015, before being taken into custody in District Court after being found guilty on deliberate homicide and two other charges relating to the death of Scott Hofferber.

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-07-18 20:00:00

Billings' hospitals, public health center, insurance company team up to share patient information to improve care

That’s the idea behind a health information exchange (HIE) pilot project involving St. Vincent Healthcare, Billings Clinic, RiverStone Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana. It recently went live, and the results are promising.

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-07-18 12:00:00

Big Sky State Games to offer 27 sports this weekend in the Billings area

BILLINGS —Big Sky State Games executive director Karen Sanford Gall likes to think of the annual summer event as a personal competition for the approximately 10,000 people who sign up every year."I look at the Games as a mountain to climb," she said. "They train every day to do what? For some, it's

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-07-19 02:45:00

Man admits he was the getaway driver in a Billings casino robbery

A Billings man charged with robbing a Billings casino in February admitted to acting as the getaway driver in U.S. District Court in Billings on Tuesday.Christopher Alan Esrey, 30, pleaded guilty before Judge Timothy Cavan to one count of accessory after the fact. Under the terms of a plea agreement

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-07-18 00:15:00

Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch must pay $300K in boy's sexual abuse case, jury says

A jury awarded $300,000 in damages to the mother of a child who says he was sexually abused by other residents at the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, a residential treatment center near Billings.The center said it is considering appealing the award.The civil trial ended Wednesday after four days o

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-07-19 00:05:00

Grand Junction tops Billings Mustangs, 7-2

Dylan Harris and Bren Spillane both had two hits for the Mustangs, who were trying to win their third straight but fell to 13-19. Spillane hit his third home run of the year, while Harris went 2-for-4 to raise his batting average to .338. Mariel Bautista went 1-for-4 with a run to extend his hitting

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-07-19 03:13:00

8 of the Most Expensive Homes for Sale in the Billings Area

Beautifully updated home in highly sought after Gregory Hills. Secluded lot with long driveway and extra parking. City views all year round, private master deck, large sunroom with 2 story waterfall does not apply to home square footage. Fruit bearing trees and vines. Many perennials, bushes, trees

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-07-19 05:00:03

Woman found dead behind home south of Billings identified

An autopsy performed Monday did not yield a definite cause of death, Yellowstone County Coroner Cliff Mahoney said, but he noted that nothing indicated that the woman's death was the result of foul play.


Family of Montana man killed by police files lawsuit

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ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-07-18 03:46:16

Pence appearance in Billings rescheduled

Vice President Mike Pence points at veterans in the crowd as he addresses health care during a campaign rally for Greg Gianforte at the Montana Pavilion at MetraPark on Friday, May 12, 2017.

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-07-18 20:30:00

Vice President Mike Pence coming to MetraPark in Billings

Doors open at 7:30 a.m.Tickets can bereserved onlineatamericafirstpolicies.org/events/billings-mt/. Two are available per person and are on a first-come, first-served basis. People will also be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis to the Pavilion at MetraPark.

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-07-17 15:37:00

Man serving 110-year prison term for killing neighbor west of Billings appeals conviction

A Yellowstone County man convicted of shooting his neighbor in the back of the head one night in 2013 is asking for a new trial.In a brief filed Thursday with the Montana Supreme Court, Patrick Neiss argued evidence used against him was illegally obtained, after sheriff’s deputies violated the terms


Americana artist Red Shahan to make Billings stop

As career trajectories are measured, Red Shahan has covered a hell of a lot of ground in the three years since the release of his debut, “Men and Coyotes” — not to mention since his salad days a decade ago, when he began haunting the Lubbock club circuit and made the fateful decision that music woul

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-07-17 20:30:00

New Billings superintendent hits familiar notes at first school board meeting

Greg Upham's first school board meeting as the superintendent of Billings Public Schools was a short one.Upham, who took over for theretiring Terry Bouckearlier in July, gave a short report about how he's settling in at the Lincoln Center and updated trustees about a training session on one of his t


City bumps judge assigned to lawsuit alleging Billings illegally taxed residents on water, sewer bills

A May lawsuit against the city of Billings seeking the refund of years of franchise fees paid by Billings water, sewer and garbage customers reached a snag last week after the attorney representing the city challenged the judge assigned to the case, moving for a substitution.The plaintiffs’ lawyer,


Man accused of break-in at The Rex told Billings police he had permission to be there, court docs say

The 18-year-old accused of breaking into a downtown restaurant Friday has appeared in court.Nicholas Shane Ladue, 18, appeared in Yellowstone County Justice Court on Monday on charges of burglary, a felony, and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.Justice of the Peace David Carter set bond at $5,000.


Billings auto shops soup up wheelbarrows for Meals on Wheels

Judy Hughes, development director for the Adult Resource Alliance, and Stephanie Elumbaugh, publice relations specialist, check painted Bobcat and Grizzly wheel barrows to auctioned in the "Rockin under the Big Sky" fundraiser on July 27 at MetraPark. Painted wheelbarrows from area auto painters and


Billings man pleads guilty to distribution charge after being caught with 6 pounds of meth

A Billings man has pleaded guilty to a meth distribution charge after he was caught with more than six pounds of meth in March.Gregory Adam Kilwein, 50, pleaded guilty to one charge of possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of meth on Friday in U.S. District Court before Judge Susa


Billings Mustangs pound out 13 hits in 8-4 win over Orem

BILLINGS —Zeek White, Mariel Bautista, Valentin Martinez, Mike Spooner and Urwin Juaquin swatted two hits apiece on Monday night and the Billings Mustangs used a 13-hit attack in subduing the Orem Owlz 8-4 in a Pioneer League outing at Dehler Park.Playing in front of a crowd 2,629, the Mustangs (13-