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New Superintendent Finishes 2nd Week on the Job | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 15, 2018
This week marked #2 for Greg Upham, the new Superintendent for School District 2. KULR-8 spoke with Upham on Friday afternoon about how he's feeling about the new position and what his hopes are for SD2.
Car Fire on I-90 West | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 15, 2018
On Friday morning, smoke could be seen from miles away after a car caught on fire on I-90 West. Right now, there is no official confirmation from authorities on what caused the fire, what type of car was involved, or if anyone was hurt.
Yellowstone County Sheriff's deputies involved in manhunt | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 15, 2018
Deputies with Yellowstone County were seen heavily patrolling Blue Creek Road Friday. Deputies were responding to a stolen car out of Billings. According to Sheriff Mike Linder, the suspect in the chase is believed to have stolen as many as three vehicles.
No serious injuries in 2-car crash on King Ave. | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 15, 2018
Two people are said to be okay after a 2-car crash on King Avenue Thursday afternoon. It happened in the eastbound lanes right in front of the Lithia dealership.
Convention center may be anchor for One Big Sky District | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 15, 2018
Progress has been made with the One Big Sky District, formally known as One Big Sky Center. As you may remember, the project's goal is to create new jobs, economically enhance Billings, and increase visitation while creating a lifestyle city. Funding has been raised to start the catalyst projects. A...
Tower work under way | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 15, 2018
We are performing maintenance on the KULR-8 broadcast antenna. You will see periodic interruptions in our over-the-air signal and on DISH Network throughout the day. Charter and Direct should be fine.
Victim identified in Billings homicide case | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 15, 2018
Donald Gray Jr. faces two formal charges in connection with the death of an elderly Billings man Sunday. The charges are Deliberate Homicide, a felony, and Obstructing a Peace Officer, a misdemeanor. Donald Gray is to appear in Yellowstone County District Court Tuesday afternoon.
Acclaimed singer-songwriter, Jewel, to headline 2018 Billings Clinic Classic | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 15, 2018
The following is a press release from Billings Clinic: BILLINGS, Mont. - Billings Clinic Foundation announces the 2018 Classic will feature acclaimed Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Jewel, accompanied by the Billings Symphony Orchestra, on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at the Alberta Bair T...
Yellowstone County DES provides sand and sandbags in preparation for the potential flood | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 15, 2018
As Billings continues to be under flood watch, the city is providing sand as well as sandbags for residents and businesses in need.
Community members help prevent Yellowstone River from flowing onto popular road | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 15, 2018
Some community members are doing all they can to help out their neighbors with flood prevention.
Residents along riverbank brace for potential flooding | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 15, 2018
A flood warning for Yellowstone County continues and water level predictions have reduced, but residents still prep for what may come.
Being proactive can help prevent flooding in your home | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 15, 2018
We saw a tremendous amount of rain in the Magic City Thursday, causing water damage to homes in our area.
Katie's Garden: How to grow a ripe tomato | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 15, 2018
In this edition, Katie talks about how to get the most fruit from your tomato plants.
Livingston community concerned about safety when underpass floods | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 15, 2018
A thunderstorm over Livingston, Thursday caused some flash flooding around the community.  But it was the flooding that forced the closure of the underpass on North Main Street that really had people talking. 
21 soccer team members from Rocky Mountain College rescued after getting stuck in Yellowstone River | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 15, 2018
Rivers are unpredictable. They can flow nice and slowly or they can rush very rapidly. They can swell and run swiftly with high water levels or even change direction, depending on Mother Nature. The girls soccer team from Rocky Mountain College had to learn that the hard way.
Attorneys participate in 18-Wheeler Behind the Wheel class | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 15, 2018
When it comes to driving a big rig seconds matter. Truck drivers have to be especially careful while traveling the millions of miles of our nation's roadways.  Legacy Corporation International of Billings and the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys teamed up to put on a class to teach their att...
Red Lodge woman pleads guilty to embezzling $1.4M | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 15, 2018
A Red Lodge woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $1.4 million from a wildfire suppression company where she worked. 
Gov. Bullock adds New Hampshire trip as he probes national run | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 15, 2018
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has added New Hampshire to his schedule of trips to early-voting states this month as he explores a possible 2020 presidential bid. 
Medicine Man Fire reaches 100% containment | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 15, 2018
The Medicine Man Fire reached 100% containment overnight. Lt. Kent O'Donnell says the Molt Fire department is now working alone to ensure the remaining parts of the fire burn out on their own. 
Excitement brews at MetraPark just days before MontanaFair | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 15, 2018
With MontanaFair just days away, we wanted to check out the excitement going on at MetraPark with marketing and sales director, Ray Massie. Massie said MontanaFair is selling great and the night shows are on fire, in terms of selling tickets.
Companies team up to analyze MetraPark economic impact | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 15, 2018
According to Marketing and Sales Director Ray Massie, Big Sky Economic Development and North Western Energy did an economic impact study on the value of MetraPark to the Yellowstone County Community.
New after school program combines education and sports training | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 15, 2018
A new after school program in Billings helps kids not only academically but athletically as well. 
Help your child overcome picky eating with these suggestions | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 15, 2018
Wondering why your child is picky when it comes to eating their food?
Wildfire breaks out in Carbon County near Roberts | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 15, 2018
A wildfire broke out 8 miles east of Roberts Saturday on Cherry Springs Road, burning about 40 acres of land.
Park County Sheriff's Office searches for suspect involved in car chase | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 15, 2018
The Park County Sheriff's Office needs your help in searching for a suspect involved in a car chase two days ago.
Billings City Council, Billings Clinic ink deal for hospital-based police officers | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | August 14, 2018
By a 10-1 count Monday, the Billings City Council approved a plan to assign a police officer dedicated to the Billings Clinic campus, with a second officer to follow soon.
$5M raised for Montana State University Billings science building; groundbreaking set | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | August 14, 2018
The Montana State University Billings Foundation announced Monday that it has raised the $5 million needed to begin construction on a new science and health building.
Billings woman killed, 2 men missing after boating accident on Bighorn Lake | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | August 14, 2018
A boating accident on Bighorn Lake Saturday night left a Billings woman dead and one man hospitalized in serious condition, according to a press release from Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. A search continues for two men who were also…
One day only, children can ride their bikes around ZooMontana | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | August 14, 2018
While bicycles are not normally allowed on the trails around ZooMontana, Billings TrailNet will be offering children the opportunity to tour the grounds by bicycle beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 20.
These MontanaFair snacks are deep-fried, sweet, and served by local nonprofits | Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette | August 14, 2018
The celebrated world of fair food is rife with grilled meats and fried goods. Water costs $2. Hardly a vegetable is seen.
Judge rules lawsuit against Crow Reservation nursing home can proceed | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 14, 2018
A federal judge is allowing a woman to proceed with a lawsuit that claims the Crow tribe's nursing home leaders conspired to fire her for reporting that a patient had been molested.
Big Sky State Games brings economic boost to Magic City | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 14, 2018
The Big Sky State Games kicked off Friday night and many people will be traveling from out of town just to attend the games in Billings. This means an economic boost for the Magic City.
Rollover crash sends seven to the hospital | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 14, 2018
A rollover crash in Billings sent seven people to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Senator Tester visits local business that will be impacted by supreme court ruling on online sales tax | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 14, 2018
Senator Tester toured Red Oxx Manufacturing, Inc., a small business in Billings that makes luggage, and is impacted by the supreme court ruling that said states can collect sales tax from out-of-state online retailers.
Billings child protection staff face crisis level caseloads | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 14, 2018
The head of the state health department says child protection workers in Billings are facing "crisis level caseloads" leading the Division of Child and Family Services to decide to close its Livingston office and move most of its caseworker jobs to Billings to better respond to the number ...
Laurel's Fourth of July Celebration Grand Parade | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 14, 2018
Laurel's Fourth of July Celebration is an annual, all day affair with all kinds of activities and attractions for people to enjoy. One of the more popular attractions of the event is the Grand Parade. 
Tattoos and Donations for Cookout for a Cure | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 14, 2018
Every Tuesday for the month of June, hundreds of people come out to the Spoke Shop on Broadwater Avenue to support KULR-8's efforts for Relay for Life. Cookout for a Cure is a way the news station raises money to help find a cure for cancer. One woman, from Miles City, did a little bit extra for thi...
Big Horn County man charged in death of 5-year-old girl | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 14, 2018
Bridger Franklin Boyd, a 34-year old Big Horn County resident, was arrested Tuesday in Billings by the U.S. Marshal’s Violent Offender Task Force on recently filed felony charges in connection with the June 18, 2018 death of a 5-year-old girl. 
No foul play suspected in fatal shooting | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 14, 2018
According to the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office, a report of a man with a gunshot wound was called in around 9:15 p.m. on Saturday June 9th in an area north of Pompey's Pillar. 
Repairman dedicates his work to help the community of Roundup after hailstorm | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 14, 2018
The most recent thunderstorm in Musselshell County produced intense rain and large amounts of hail. It left roundup with flooded areas, debris, and even damage to vehicles and other property.
Brewin' for a Cure helps raise fund for Yellowstone County Relay For Life | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 14, 2018
The annual Brewin' Up a Cure event kicked off earlier Saturday. Sandy Calame with Altana Federal Credit Union said Brewing For a Cure is an event to raise money for the Yellowstone County Relay For Life.
Yellowstone County flood warning: Pilot discusses potential damage and current flood stage | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 14, 2018
The Yellowstone River is expected to rise due to the combination of snow melt and rainfall within the next few days. Gary Blaine flew in his Bell Jet Ranger helicopter and observed the current levels of the Yellowstone River at 12.5 feet and discussed the potential damage the river could have at the...
Public Works Department prepares for flooding within the city | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 14, 2018
Preparations are underway for the city of Billings because of the expected flooding.
Georgia man claims son was raped at Special K Ranch | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 14, 2018
The Special K Ranch is being accused of negligence after a Georgia man alleges his developmentally disabled son was raped while at Special K Ranch.  
Billings Central wins 'War of the Walls' | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 14, 2018
MasterLube's 'War of the Walls' annual mural competition has come to a close and it's Billings Central's Claire Woody who took this year's prize.  
People on the Big Island wake up to falling ash after Kilauea erupts | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 14, 2018
People in Hawaii woke up to falling ash this morning on the big island after an eruption from Kilauea's Summit sent ash and smoke 30 thousand feet in the air.
Woman rescued from Rims the same day BFD performs rescue training | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 14, 2018
According to Battalion Chief Ed Regele, the woman could not climb back up after attempting to rescue a cat.
City of Billings sued over franchise fees in utility bills | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 14, 2018
A complaint is filed in Yellowstone County District court claiming franchise fees collected by the City of Billings on water and garbage utility bills are illegal. 
Billings woman killed in crash near Acton | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 14, 2018
A Billings woman died Wednesday afternoon after her car was hit from behind by a semi truck near Acton according to Montana Highway Patrol. She was 86-years-old.
Victim identified in deadly crash near Big Timber | KULR 8
KULR 8 | August 14, 2018
A Park County resident is dead following a crash just south of Big Timber.