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Republican candidate debate spurs discussion | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 25, 2018
It was the Republican GOP debate at the Elk's Lodge in Billings this evening. Four candidates vying to unseat U.S. Senator Jon Tester in November.
Meet the Republican candidates looking to take the U.S. Senate seat | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 25, 2018
Four republican candidates are vying to unseat incumbent democrat U.S. Senator Jon Tester. The debate was held at Elk's Lodge in Billings Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Sheriff: Body found in Yellowstone River being treated as a homicide | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | April 24, 2018
The death of a woman whose body was found in the Yellowstone River Sunday is being treated as a homicide, Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder stated in a press release Tuesday, but noted "there were no obvious signs of foul…
Tuesday morning police chase ends at ZooMontana | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | April 24, 2018
Officers arrested a woman Tuesday morning next to ZooMontana at the end of a chase down Interstate 90, according to Laurel police.
Veteran national journalist on politics today: 'It's a blood sport' | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | April 24, 2018
Veteran journalist Judy Woodruff has been around the political block a few times, having covered the topic nationally since 1976.
Billings school trustees expel elementary student | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | April 24, 2018
School District 2 trustees expelled an elementary school student Monday, according to school board meeting minutes.
Sheriff's Office IDs body found in Yellowstone River; woman's name withheld pending family notifications | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | April 24, 2018
The woman whose body was found Sunday afternoon in the Yellowstone River has been identified, Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder said Monday, but his office is withholding her name until it finishes notifying her family.
Missing Billings girl found | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | April 24, 2018
A 12-year-old girl who went missing from her home in Billings on Monday was found later that night, according to Billings police.
Campaign practices complaint against Billings lawyer dismissed | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | April 24, 2018
The Office of the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices has dismissed a campaign finance complaint against Billings attorney Gene Jarussi.
Billings cops disciplined for on-the-job sex file lawsuit to have investigation records sealed | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | April 24, 2018
A district court judge has granted a temporary restraining order against the city of Billings just hours before it was scheduled to release the names of three police officers disciplined for having sex on city property.
Woman stabbed while shopping at downtown Billings grocery store | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | April 24, 2018
A Billings woman was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries after she was stabbed inside the downtown Albertsons grocery store Monday morning, according to Sgt. Harley Cagle.
Billings (finally) breaks the snowfall record | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | April 24, 2018
Billings-area residents trudged through the slush Monday, but the storm brought some "good" news: The long winter of suffering has not been in vain.
Body recovered from Yellowstone River identified | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 24, 2018
The body that was recovered from the Yellowstone River on Sunday 4/22/18 has been identified as Harriet P. Wilson, age 42, who has a Billings address. 
Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Lodge Grass identified | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 24, 2018
One person is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Lodge Grass. Reports of the shooting came into the KULR-8 newsroom shortly before 8:00 PM.
Comparing SD2 and Freehold Township | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 24, 2018
Comparing Billings School District 2 to Freehold Township District out of New Jersey.
WHP seizes an estimated $285,000 in marijuana | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 24, 2018
Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers arrested two Washington state residents after finding 114 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $285,000 in their vehicle on Saturday, April 14.
BIA officer-involved shooting protocol | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 24, 2018
While Billings has seen several officer-involved shootings, the most recent one in the state of Montana happened on Crow Reservation.
Keystone XL developer to meet with landowners | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 24, 2018
The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline plans to meet with landowners along its planned route through Nebraska this week and will start surveying for the project in Nebraska, South Dakota and Montana.
Golden Knights Trainer Mike Muir Remembers Beginnings in Billings | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 24, 2018
Back in 1995, Mike Muir was just looking a foot in the door as he took an athletic training position with the Billings Bulls under then head coach Bliss Littler. Little did he know, that job would change his life.
Kelly Clarkson to perform at MontanaFair | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 24, 2018
She's a three time Grammy-award winner who just recently released her eighth studio album "Meaning of Life" which features the Grammy nominated single "Love so Soft."
Watch the GOP U.S. Senate forum from Elks Lodge in Billings | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 24, 2018
Four candidates for U.S. Senate are participating tonight.In a forum ahead of the Republican Primary in June.
Non-profit organization discusses concerns about child protective system | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 24, 2018
The Montana Child Protection Alliance holds a meeting in Billings to discuss shared concerns regarding the child protective system in Montana.
Billings Gazette | April 24, 2018
The Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board is offering grants of up to $2,500 for projects promoting the preservation of and access to Wyoming’s historical records. The deadline to apply for the grants is June 1.
Stabbing victim transported to hospital with minor injuries | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | April 23, 2018
Billings police responded to a stabbing at the downtown Albertsons grocery store on the 600 block of North 27th Street Monday morning, according to Sgt. Harley Cagle.
What would a Lockwood high school cost Lockwood and Billings? | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | April 23, 2018
In 2015, the details in a potentially messy divorce between Billings and Lockwood schools sank a legislative bill that would have let Lockwood, a K-8 district, expand into high school. Lockwood students currently attend Billings high schools.
Photo: Yellowstone Valley Area Special Olympics Spring Games | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | April 23, 2018
Patrick Yerman, from Lewistown, bench presses during a power-lifting event in the Yellowstone Valley Area Spring Games at Powerlifting Plaza Fitness on Sunday, April 22, 2018.
Police investigating body found in Yellowstone River near Billings' Two Moon Park | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | April 23, 2018
The Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office is investigating a dead body that was found in the Yellowstone River near Two Moon Park Sunday afternoon.
Billings construction worker invents a better tool, a process full of reversals and failure | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | April 23, 2018
Steve Ventling has been building homes since 1976, and setting trusses has always been the worst part.
Affordable housing, anti-poverty grants on Billings City Council radar Monday | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | April 23, 2018
At its meeting Monday, the Billings City Council will tackle several tools aimed at more affordable housing.
Alden trial begins after 2016 Lame Deer homicide | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 23, 2018
In court news, the man accused of killing Dusty Francis in Lame Deer in October 2016, is on trial Monday. According to court documents, Cary Alden allegedly "unlawfully killed Francis while in a sudden quarrel or heat of passion, and recklessly with extreme disregard for human life." 
Carbon County DES asking residents to prepare for potential flooding | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 23, 2018
We've seen plenty of flooding pictures and videos from the Hi-Line but that's not the case here in Southeastern Montana, at least not yet. The National Weather Service has been monitoring the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone and Rock Creek in Carbon County very closely as the potential for flooding in...
Boat carrying zebra mussels stopped at Anaconda inspection station | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 23, 2018
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Anaconda watercraft inspection station intercepted a boat carrying zebra mussels Friday. 
Sliding road repairs scheduled to begin Tuesday | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 23, 2018
A private contractor and Wyoming Department of Transportation personnel will perform temporary repairs beginning about 8 a.m. Tuesday on the Chief Joe Slide on Wyoming 296 northwest of Cody. 
Woman stabbed in downtown grocery store Monday morning | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 23, 2018
A Billings woman was stabbed in a downtown grocery store Monday morning, according to Billings police.
Billings police looking for missing 12-year-old girl | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 23, 2018
Billings police are looking for a girl who went missing from her mother’s residence Monday.
One dead after Gallatin County avalanche | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 23, 2018
One person has died after an avalanche in Gallatin County Today. The Gallatin County Sheriff's Search and Rescue were dispatched to the Saddle Peak area south of Bridger Bowl Ski Area at 11 Saturday morning for an avalanche. Witnesses said they saw the avalanche on the skyline run off Saddle Peak. S...
American Red Cross needs smoke alarm volunteers | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 23, 2018
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to install smoke alarms throughout the Billings area. 200 smoke alarms are set to be installed in 60 Billings homes on the 18th and 19th of May and the Montana Red Cross is searching for volunteers. 
New Addiction Treatment | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 23, 2018
CODY – Eleven years after KULR 8 reported exclusively on the deadly effects of prescription drug addiction in Montana and Northwest Wyoming, it is still killing people in the region. A new kind of treatment is being offered to people who are fighting addiction, and it uses another opioid medic...
Nursing assistant goes from helping patients to becoming one | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 23, 2018
A certified nursing assistant at Billings Clinic has spent years helping others, but now is need of help herself. The job of medical workers is to help the sick or disabled.
Bounty hunters broke in, handcuffed Lolo man over $115 | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 23, 2018
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Unlike some states, Montana has no regulations concerning bounty hunters. They are not licensed, trained, or overseen by any state agency, and there are no laws expressly allowing their existence or governing their limits. 
Barbara Bush in failing health, being cared for in Houston home | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 23, 2018
A source tells CNN that former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health. The 92 year old matriarch of the bush family has been in and out of the hospital several times over the last year. She's been battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure. The source told CNN ...
Residents cause scare after mistaking flares for dynamite | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 23, 2018
Authorities say flares found inside a Butte home were mistaken for sticks of dynamite, causing evacuations of the immediate area.
National Weather Service looking for storm spotter volunteers | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 23, 2018
The National Weather Service has several training classes scheduled over the next month to help prepare volunteers for the upcoming severe weather season.
MHP releases video of near head on collisions with wrong way drivers | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 23, 2018
Troopers nearly struck by wrong-way drivers in head-on collisions in two separate incidents.
Bag your trash, keep our city green | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 23, 2018
Earth Day is a big day for our planet, and although there have been many efforts to get out and clean up, there are ways we can help keep garbage from piling up in our community. 
GoUnite celebrates Earth Day at ZooMontana | KULR 8
KULR 8 | April 23, 2018
Members of the Billings community have been hard at work this weekend making our city more green in celebration of Earth Day. One of the ways the Billings community celebrated, was through cleanup efforts at ZooMontana.
Pets of the week: Josie and Bella | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | April 22, 2018
Josie and Bella are two cats available for adoption from Rimrock Humane Society. They lost their home when their former owner died, and they need to stay together.
Arboretum dedicated at ZooMontana | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | April 22, 2018
Supporters gathered to dedicate the Yellowstone Arboretum at ZooMontana on Saturday.
Great Falls-Billings Diocese bishop responds to Mayfair fundraiser controversy | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | April 22, 2018
Four days after a Great Falls priest called for a boycott of Mayfair, the Billings Catholic School’s annual fundraiser, Bishop Michael Warfel of the Great Falls-Billings Diocese weighed in on the controversy.
Saturday afternoon fire torches mobile homes in Lockwood, cause unknown | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | April 22, 2018
A fire heavily damaged a pair of mobile homes in Lockwood on Saturday evening at the Eastwood Estates mobile home park.