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Smith River Victim Identified
A Billings man who died in the Smith River south of Great Falls on Monday has been identified as 44-year-old Chad NewBreast. The river was running high and fast, and investigators believe that the two-man boat rounded a corner on the river and hit a large rock, causing the boat to capsize...
Billings Mom’s Ex Shot
Q2 reports on a shooting outside of an apartment complex at 801 South 28th Street in Billings. Paramedics treated a male victim for a gunshot wound to the neck. He was still conscious and breathing.
According to Billings Police Chief Rich St...
Club for Growth Spending Big in Montana GOP Primary
In the battle for a chance to face incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in November, an outside group with deep pockets is making significant advertising buys in Montana’s Republican primary race – this time to support state Auditor Matt Rosendale– while targeting fo…
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…
Standoff Suspect Pleads Not Guilty
The man accused of shooting at two probation and parole officers before engaging Billings police in a standoff downtown earlier this month pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday at his arraignment.
60-year-old Michael Jeffrey Anderson was arraigned in Yellowstone County District Court Monday on two…
Amber Alert Canceled
The Gazette reports an amber alert issued early Monday was quickly canceled after a 16-month-old boy and his biological father were located at a Billings South Side residence, according to police.
On Monday morning, the Billings Police Department issued an amber alert after Christopher Joseph Getsdow…
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…
Homicide Suspect Arrested in Big Horn
The Billings Gazette reports that a Washington homicide suspect was arrested early Saturday morning after a foot chase outside a Hardin gas station by two members of the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office. 36-year-old Jacob Ozuna was booked into the Big Horn County Jail at about 4 a...
Zinke at Fort Peck
Q2 reports that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke met with ranchers and farmers affected by the devastating Lodge Pole Complex Fires earlier this year. It was his first stop on a 10-day tour, beginning at the Fort Peck Interpretive Center on Sunday...
MSUB Receives Large Donation
An MSU Billings alum has made a $500,000 gift to the proposed Yellowstone Allied Health and Science Building. The surprise announcement by Carl Ueland and his wife Barbara came at the annual Wine and Food Festival on the university campus Saturday...
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…

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