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Billings Man Charged with Rape
The Gazette reports that a Billings man has been charged with raping a child. 49-year-old Robert McChesney appeared in Yellowstone County Justice Court on Monday to face a single count of sexual intercourse without consent. The rape reportedly occurred in September when the child was 10 years old, a…
BPD Officers Suspended in Sex Scandal
Q2 reports that three Billings police officers– who admitted having sex on city property with a civilian employee of the department– were given either one or two week suspensions without pay, according to a Wednesday press release from Police Chief Rich St...
One Big Sky Discussion
Hammes Company President Bob Dunn, who has helped transform the vision and expectations for the One Big Sky Center project, visited Billings on Monday to meet with business leaders and the Billings City Council.
Since the plans have shifted from the original concept of Montana’s two tallest skyscrape…
Help Out The Kids!
Buffalo Wild Wings Encourages Billings Guests to Participate in
Community Day for Local Boys & Girls Club
Local restaurant to support Boys & Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County and youth sports by donating portion of sales on April 18 to Clubs in Billings and Lockwood communities
Boys & Girls…
Bullock Pushes for Preschool
The Billings Gazette reports that Head Start is far and away the most stable public preschool program in Montana, where federally funded classrooms enroll students from Lame Deer to Libby, and most cities in between.
Gov. Steve Bullock is hoping the federal program that has yielded the first Montana-…
Council Backs New Big Sky
In a 6-5 vote, the Billings City Council on Monday authorized spending $100,000 as part of a $675,000 public-private partnership to move the One Big Sky District into a year-long planning and development stage.
The council’s vote includes approval of a memorandum of agreement among the private and pu…
Good for The Heights
Wow, with Pizza Ranch announcing a new location in the Heights; it should help with the crowded restaurant rush during peak times.
The Heights has many fast food chains, but a place like this should do well. The largest in the franchise with game and banquet rooms should be a good draw for families a…
2nd Amendment Rally
About 150 supporters of the second amendment braved the bitter cold to rally in downtown Billings this weekend on the Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn.
The rally comes two weeks after millions of gun control advocates rallied nationwide in response to the Valentines Day massacre in Parkland Florida…
Power Outage
Q2 reports that a driver lost control of their car and collided with a power pole, severing the pole and knocking out power lines in the 1900 block of 2nd Avenue North at about 2 a.m. Sunday morning. The vehicle rolled over, then collided with a house where the lone driver was ejected...
MSUB Powwow
Tribes from all over Montana came to Billings on Friday night. Veteran William Medicine Crow and MSU Billings Interim Chancellor Ron Larson led the grand entry of the 50th annual MSUB Powwow. Billings Mayor Bill Cole also took part in the festivities...

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