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Billings man killed in hunting accident in southwest Montana

Newly elected Madison County Sheriff Phil Fortner tellsThe Billings Gazettethat 50-year-old Michael Drexler was with a small group on national forest land south of Virginia City on Nov. 2 when the rifle of one of his hunting partners accidentally discharged. Drexler, of Billings, died at the scene.

BOZEMAN DAILY CHRONICLE - 2018-11-15 03:59:05

Billings-area man dies following crash near Lewistown

About an hour after the crash, the man, who was approximately 60 years old from the Billings area, began to complain of dizziness and died.

GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE - 2018-11-14 16:34:00

Report cites weak reporting on missing, killed Native women

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Numerous police departments nationwide are not adequately identifying or reporting cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls as concerns mount over the level of violence they often face, according to a study released by a Native American nonprofit Wednesday.

RADIO.COM - 2018-11-14 18:28:33

Billings Public Works is prepared to work on snowy roads this winter

This winter season marks the second year Billings Public Works will be using snow plows on secondary streets.Bill Kemp is the division manager of the street traffic department who said a company public works contracted called CMG did an exceptional job last year with snow plowing. He said the compan

KULR8 - 2018-11-15 04:54:00

Police still searching for suspect in shooting on Billings' North Side

The 37-year-old victim, who was shot while he was in his car, flagged down a ride to a nearby hospital, said Billings Police Sgt. Bret Becker.

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-11-14 16:45:00

Investigation underway after early morning shooting in Billings

A 37-year-old man was dropped off at Billings Clinic, near that area, with a single gunshot wound to his left lower body.

KULR8 - 2018-11-14 13:07:00

Certification revoked for former Billings cop who had sex in city hall

The permanent revocation makes LaMantia unable to work as a peace officer in Montana. Other states will receive notice of the revocation, but state laws differ on whether officers revoked in one state can be newly certified in another. LaMantia was an officer with the Billings department from 2009 u

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-11-15 01:00:00

Fatal California fires spur search for solutions

BILLINGS, Montana (AP) — Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush, burying spark-prone power lines and lighting more controlled burns to keep vegetation in check could give people a better chance of surviving wildfires, according to experts searching for ways to reduce the growing death t

ELPASOINC.COM - 2018-11-14 22:32:01

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Rescue Mission in Billings will no longer take in intoxicated shelter seekers on cold nights

"The only change we've made is we expect to them to be sober," said Perry Roberts, executive director of the mission.


Pedestrian hit by minivan in downtown Billings, taken to hospital

The passenger side of the minivan hit the man on its passenger side, and he may have landed up to 25 feet away from the vehicle, Krivitz said. Afterward, the van, which appeared to have a partially shattered windshield, pulled into the Billings Gazette parking lot as responders arrived.

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-11-14 01:55:00

Billings native featured on History Channel, donates prize money

"There are three rounds of competition, leading up to a final which is a timed obstacle course. They call it the 'green hell', really fun. So we won the first competition and then we won the second competition. Then we won the third competition, so I was feeling pretty good going into the final roun


Basquiat’s "Flesh and Spirit" makes its public appearance in Billings after decades of private ownership

It’s a beast of a painting, 12 feet tall and 12 feet wide, and is the New York graffiti artist's largest piece. Two hinged panels link the canvas, pummeled with language and figures in oil stick and acrylic atop a gesso plaster.

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-11-13 13:00:00

Prerelease center issues alert for walkaway

Duncan Storni, 21, left the center in downtown Billings at 12:40 a.m. Saturday and has not returned, according to a press release from Alternatives, Inc., which owns and operates the pre-release. He is listed as an escapee with the Montana Department of Corrections.


Northwest Battle Buddy pup travels to Billings to begin training as service dog

Of the 12 pups who've been sent to foster families across the country to begin their service dog training, Rigger traveled to the Magic City from Washington state to begin his life with his foster family, the Hoovers.

KULR8 - 2018-11-13 05:40:00

Montana coin shop robbed of $13K in gold coins

BILLINGS, Mont. —Police in Montana are searching for two men suspected of stealing about $13,000 worth of gold coins from a Billings coin shop.Grizzly Gold and Silver store manager Roger Brucker says two men entered the store at 5:45 p.m. Friday to look at coins and made a variety of requests to dis


Pixies to play Alberta Bair in Billings on April 3

Wednesday, April 3, 8 p.m. reserved seating tickets are $49.50 and $59.50. Additional fees may apply. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. A special online-only presale is Thursday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with the an exclusive password from .

BILLINGS GAZETTE - 2018-11-13 17:00:00

Zinke '100 percent confident' he'll be cleared in probes

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he's "100 percent confident" no wrongdoing will be found in pending ethics investigations that stirred speculation he could get ousted from President Donald Trump's Cabinet.The former Montana congressman faces a number of ethics probes,


MSU Billings celebrates Veterans Day; dedicates new veterans center

The celebration included a large flag display, patriotic music, and a lunch reception to honor our nation's veterans .


With opening of The Post, upscale meeting space a growing industry in Billings

Those searching for a smallish event venue are no longer limited to the wood-paneled community center, the church basement, or the smoke-stained fraternal lodge.