July 30, 2011 2:52 PM
BILLINGS- There were new developments Friday in the cleanup effort in response to the July 1 oil spill into the Yellowstone River and the extensive effort to clean it up.
Officials with the Environmental Protection Agency announced they have approved ExxonMobil's long term cleanup plan for the spill, with... more »
July 20, 2011 11:44 PM
BILLINGS- Some 19 days after the Silvertip Pipeline ruptured spilling more than 40-thousand gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone River near Laurel, state and federal officials are still waiting for initial test results on the oil that was spilled and the extent of the contamination.
During Wednwesday's press... more »
June 27, 2011 9:48 PM
HELENA - Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock is monitoring a breach of credit card information involving more than 360,000 Americans, including 839 Montanans.
According to Citibank authorities, an unknown third party was able to gain access to the credit card numbers, names, mailing addresses and e-mail addresses of hundreds... more »
April 2, 2011 12:06 AM
GERALDINE, MT- The Geraldine Mercantile store; the only grocery store in the community, has burned down.
The store, located on Main Street in the small town southeast of Fort Benton, reportedly burned down around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday.
The Geraldine Volunteer Fire Department arrived on scene first, and... more »
January 14, 2010 12:10 PM
BILLINGS - RiverStone Health recently let go some of its employees because they refused to get the H1N1 vaccination.
RiverStone officials now say that's a violation of company policy, but failed to initially release that information.
We received information on Monday that two RiverStone Health employees were terminated... more »
January 13, 2010 12:27 PM
BILLINGS - Reports of commercial and private planes hitting birds and wildlife have soared since a U.S. Airways jet crash landed on the Hudson River last year after hitting a flock of geese.
But in the Magic City, Billings Logan International Airport officials say that birds and wildlife aren't... more »
January 13, 2010 12:24 PM
BILLINGS - Hours after the General Services Administration released architectural drawings of the new federal courthouse in Billings the GSA received notification on Tuesday of a protest from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) for the Design Build contract.
The action means there is a statutory stay in effect as... more »
January 4, 2010 8:07 AM
LOCKWOOD - One man is dead, while another is at large, armed, dangerous, and suspected for his involvement in a homicide investigation.
Yellowstone County Sheriff Jay Bell says Donald Kruger, 35, is suspected of stabbing Jeremiah Fritz, 36, multiple times Monday morning, causing his death.
Bell says Fritz... more »
November 30, 2009 8:29 PM
Missoula, MT-The Missoula County Sheriff's Department says Washington authorities believe the suspect accused of shooting and killing four police officers in Tacoma Sunday morning may be coming through Montana.
The sheriff's department says Maurice Clemmons is believed to be driving a 1997 Mazda Millenia with Washington plates 208 SSX.... more »
November 30, 2009 5:10 PM
Winds will be the big weather maker through this evening.
A wind advisory is in effect along the upper Stillwater and Yellowstone River valleys. Southwest winds will be steady at 30-45 mph, with gusts up to 60 mph. Big Timber and Livingston will be the most affected by these... more »
November 30, 2009 2:11 PM
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Private First Class Michael A. Rogers, 23, of White Sulphur Springs, MT., died Nov. 27, at Forward Operating Base Hammer, east of Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.... more »
November 30, 2009 11:29 AM
BILLINGS - Montana this Morning's Pet of the Week featured two heeler cross puppies Monday. The male and female are two of five pups ready to be adopted at the Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter in Billings. Director Chris Anderson said the puppies are herding dogs that came from an area... more »
November 29, 2009 8:16 PM
BILLINGS - They traveled across the world to place like Japan and Dubai. Now two Montana men, who competed in CBS's Amazing Race are taking us behind the scenes and telling us what really happened.
The father and son team couldn't have started the show looking more different, but... more »
November 29, 2009 6:45 PM
Retailers across the country say "Black Friday" showed some good signs for the Christmas shopping season. On Sunday, the National Retail Federation released the results of its Black Friday survey. The survey shows 195-million Americans shopped over the weekend, compared to 172-million last year. On average consumers spent about $343.31... more »
November 29, 2009 6:07 PM
MISSOULA - A medical marijuana dispensary has opened in Missoula.
Montana Pain Management Inc. opened the clinic on South Third Street West earlier this fall.
Rick Rosio, president of the company, became a state-licensed caregiver four years ago and can legally grow as many as six marijuana plants... more »
November 28, 2009 10:33 PM
Shoppers were in full swing the day after Black Friday. "I love the traffic, it's strong, the parking lot's full and we're just very pleased about a nice start to the holiday season," Rimrock Mall Senior Property Manager Kendall Merrick said. She says retailers did better on Black Friday this... more »
November 28, 2009 7:17 PM
HELENA - Montana Lottery officials say two men have claimed recent Montana Cash jackpots.
Melvin Nading of Cody, Wyo., claimed a $50,000 Montana Cash jackpot from the Nov. 13 drawing. He bought his winning ticket at the Belfry Country Store.
And Richard Allran of Billings recently claimed the... more »
November 26, 2009 8:59 PM
BILLINGS - American Lutheran Church has served the traditional turkey dinner for about 15 years. Church members started preparing the dinner at 10 this morning. For some of the 70 guests, Thanksgiving can be even more meaningful. Life has changed in the last five years for Mark Lecompte, his wife... more »
November 26, 2009 1:00 PM
BILLINGS - Nearly eighty people Jazzercised their way into Thanksgiving morning. In an effort to raise money for the Montana Hope Project, the 16th annual Jazzercise Thanksgiving benefit class filled up the Knights of Columbus building by 9:00 a.m. Highlights of fundraiser included team-teaching by all Billings Jazzercise in
... more »
November 25, 2009 11:34 PM
BILLINGS - Have you ever thought what it would be like to put on a badge and walk in the shoes of a police officer?
The Billings Police department has a computer program that comes pretty close to doing just that. Police detective Sergeant Jay Berry's job involves helping... more »
November 25, 2009 7:51 PM
BILLINGS - It can put the perfect spin on any dish. With endless options, finding a bottle of wine to compliment your Thanksgiving feast maybe a little overwhelming. So we called upon a few local experts to help narrow the search. Click here to watch the full story.
November 25, 2009 4:16 PM
The two Montana men who competed in CBS’s Amazing Race are speaking out about their experience on Q2.
Gary and Matt Tomljenovich say although they didn’t win the million-dollar prize, their experience was priceless. Matt says he spent more time with his father in 21 days, than he had... more »
November 25, 2009 3:31 PM
HELENA, MT - U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg's state director has returned to work full-time after a long recovery from a boat crash that left him in a coma for more than a week.
Dustin Frost was the most severely injured of the five passengers in the boat that was... more »
November 25, 2009 3:20 PM
CHEYENNE, WY - The Wyoming Supreme Court has denied a request from the state's lone death row inmate to review his case.
The state Supreme Court on Monday ordered District Judge David B. Park of Casper to issue a new death warrant against inmate Dale Wayne Eaton.
The... more »
November 25, 2009 12:52 PM
Just in time for the holidays, an Illinois zoo is bringing back reindeer-dung jewelry. The Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington came up with the strange idea last year. Dried, sterilized, droppings from reindeer are sprayed with glitter and turned into things like necklaces and ornaments. Pendant necklaces go for $15,... more »
November 24, 2009 2:45 PM
In the past few weeks, two rare monkey babies have been born at Budapest Zoo, which boasts a particularly good record in monkey breeding. One of the rare species born is the Mandrill monkey originating from west Africa. The Mandrills have an olive-coloured fur and a uniquely coloured face. The... more »
November 24, 2009 2:36 PM
A man accused of strangling a woman unconscious was arraigned Tuesday in Yellowstone County District Court.
27-year-old Jacob Carroll appeared before District Judge Gregory and pleaded not guilty to attempted deliberate homicide.
According to court documents, Carroll attacked 33 year old Tia Murphy at a home at 209... more »
November 23, 2009 11:54 PM
After 30 years of being housed in a remodeled warehouse, the Parmly Billings Library is looking to make a big change by relocating or renovating. Monday night, the Billings City Council took a closer look at its options for the library. City council members originally planned to make a decision... more »
November 23, 2009 9:35 PM
Fresh Turkeys are becoming a hot commodity for people this Thanksgiving.
The cost of buying a turkey is down a bit this holiday, while turkey sales are up slightly. Grocery store managers say turkey prices are down an average of 20 cents a pound from last year. Many shoppers... more »
November 23, 2009 8:01 PM
BILLINGS - Black Friday is a day dedicated to doorbuster sales, speed shopping and, of course, long lines. Now, imagine that with a little one in tow. Probably not the ideal setting, which is why a drop-in day care in Billings has decided to open their doors right along with... more »
November 23, 2009 12:44 PM
An Australian duo who was competing in a speed boat race in Temora, Australia have escaped from a spectacular accident without any injury. Alan Carr and Jo Price, from Western Australia, lost the control of their speeding boat while taking a turn and flew over the bank of the river... more »
November 23, 2009 12:08 PM
CBS's Amazing Race is still heating up as four teams battle it out for the crown, without our Montana team. Last week the Montana duo was eliminated but they appeared on the CBS Early Show to tell all.
"It showed me that my dad accepts me for who I am.... more »
November 23, 2009 11:30 AM
RiverStone health officials distributed 972 doses of the H1N1 vaccine at the walk-in clinic on Monday. There are no other scheduled clinics for this week. The remaining doses will be given to the Unified Health Command members for distributed.
RiverStone Health officials... more »
November 23, 2009 9:31 AM
(CBS) CBS News has learned that the Consumer Product Safety Commission is about to announce one of the largest crib recalls in United States history, involving cribs with dropdown sides, fearing they may be unsafe, even deadly. And now, reports "Early Show" Consumer Correspondent Susan Koeppen , there is a... more »
November 23, 2009 8:34 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" gobbled up $140.7 million the first three days the vampire romance was in theaters, while gaining $258.8 million worldwide, according to studio estimates. "New Moon" placed third on the all-time domestic chart behind last year's $158.4 million opening weekend for the... more »
November 23, 2009 12:10 AM
CBS's Amazing Race continues to heat up as four teams battle it out for the crown. Last week our Montana team was eliminated, but they appeared on the CBS Early Show to tell all. "It showed me that my dad accepts me for who I am. Growing up, I never... more »
November 22, 2009 7:30 PM
With Christmas right around the corner, Billings families are helping children around the world, one shoebox at a time. Churches in the Heights and on Billings West end are hoping to gather 3,000 shoeboxes from the community by Monday and as of Sunday, they are halfway to their goal. The... more »
November 22, 2009 12:24 AM
Health care legislation cleared its first major hurdle Saturday night in the Senate. The health care bill passed 60 to 39, which means it will now hit the Senate floor for debate after Thanksgiving. Some are calling it a huge victory for Democrats and in fact, the votes came down... more »
November 21, 2009 8:02 PM
Democrats have hit the magic number of 60 to move ahead on historic health care legislation.
Leaders appear to have secured the last two votes they need to move the health care debate forward in the Senate a measure that is strongly opposed by Republicans.
Congressman Denny Rehberg... more »
November 21, 2009 2:08 AM
Montana State Bobcats 19
Montana Grizzlies 33 (Final)
The University of Montana Grizzlies beat the Montana State University Bobcats 33 to 19 in Saturday's 109 th Cat-Griz match up.
The win put the Griz at 11-0 for the season.
Both teams' defenses dominated early.
Late... more »
November 20, 2009 3:11 PM
Billings, MT -- 16 dentists served nearly 100 patients throughout Yellowstone County Friday for free. Teaming up with area dentists, RiverStone Health hosted "Thanksgiving Give Back a Smile Project" all day long providing free dental care to low-income people. From fillings to major procedures 92 patients received some much needed... more »
November 20, 2009 12:25 PM
RED LODGE -- The slopes are getting groomed and the lifts are being tested as Red Lodge Mountain gears up for another ski season. But this year there's also a new boss. "It's a great opportunity," says Red Lodge Mountain's new general manager, Jeff Schmidt. "I grew up in Billings,... more »
November 20, 2009 10:13 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The holidays may not be so sweet this year. Nestle, which sells nearly all the canned pumpkin in the U.S., says poor weather hurt its harvest, creating a potential shortage of its Libby's pumpkin pie products through the holidays.
The company said heavy rains made... more »
November 20, 2009 9:52 AM
Yellowstone County is not responsible for the legal defense provided to wrongly convicted rape suspect Jimmy Ray Bromgard. That decision out Thursday from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling likely saves county taxpayers millions of dollars.
Bromgard's attorneys were seeking as much as $17 million dollars from... more »
November 19, 2009 1:16 PM
A Romanian man got stuck as he apparently tried to break into a supermarket through a small window in the town of Almancil in southern Portugal during the early hours of Sunday. The alleged thief was trapped halfway through the... more »
November 19, 2009 9:47 AM
Two more flu related deaths have been reported in Wyoming. The Wyoming Department of Health says an adult male from Natrona County, with underlying health conditions, died in late October. An adult male from Park county died last week.
Neither case was specifically linked to the H1-N1 virus.... more »
November 18, 2009 7:42 PM
Billings, MT -- The price for gold is reaching record numbers. So far this month, the price of gold has increased nearly $100 an ounce.
An ounce of the shiny commodity will either cost you or award you more than $1,100.
The record-breaking highs are causing a mini-gold... more »
November 18, 2009 7:39 PM
A classic fairy-tale is about to come to life at the Billings Studio theater. The theater is gearing up for its rendition of Peter Pan, which opens Friday. The play will whisk you away to Never-Never Land and help turn back time and bring out the kid in all of... more »
November 18, 2009 6:24 PM
Billings Business leaders sat behind a different kind of desk on Wednesday. That's because local elementary, middle and high schools took part in the Billings Educator for a Day event. Business leaders from fields like construction and banking spent time at the schools. The goal is to help form partnerships... more »
November 18, 2009 12:09 PM
Marc finds out his "girlfriend" Tina the turkey is a tom turkey! For the first time, Marc is speechless! Click the white video to watch and laugh! more »
November 18, 2009 11:59 AM
A Texas police officer had his patience tested by a friendly feline when he made a routine traffic stop recently. Dash camera videotape shows the officer stopped in a rural driveway to issue a citation. As he writes the ticket, a black kitten comes up and starts to climb all... more »
November 17, 2009 6:11 PM
In May, thousands of women pounded the pavement in the Montana Women's Run for a good cause. On Tuesday, Women's run organizers awarded more than $60,000 raised by the run to women's services in Billings. About $34,000 will go the YWCA to help women's emotional and economic health. Billings Clinic... more »
November 16, 2009 8:10 PM
It may have been a few years or decades since Gary Richards has played football for the Cats, but he still remembers his favorite games like it was yesterday. "I have three of them and they all took place this time of the season in 64, 5 and 6 'cause... more »
November 16, 2009 7:15 PM
Columbus, MT -- A 48-year-old Molt man, suspected of killing his neighbor, pleaded not guilty Monday in Stillwater County District Court.
Appearing before Judge Blair Jones, Jeffrey Hardman entered his plea.
He's charged with killing his neighbor, Michael Blattie, 33, on October 15th.
Authorities found Blattie dead... more »
November 16, 2009 12:52 AM
Two Montana men have survived through eight pit stops around the world in CBS's Amazing Race, but could they be headed for their ninth stop and on their way to the million-dollar prize?
In Sunday nnight's episode Gary and Matt Tomljenovich of Laurel, started out in last place and... more »
November 15, 2009 6:57 PM
Billings Police arrested three people after being led on a chase Saturday night in downtown Billings.
It all started just before 10 p.m. when a Billings Police officer saw a female fall out a moving van on First Avenue North and North 23rd Street. The officer immediately tried to... more »
November 13, 2009 8:43 PM
Senator Max Baucus told a group of local Billings business leaders Friday that a healthcare reform bill will be ready for the President to sign before the State of the Union address in January.
Baucus said he also wanted to use the meeting to discuss recent developments in unemployment... more »
November 13, 2009 8:39 PM
Limited H1N1 vaccine supplies have gotten a lot of attention this fall, but now, the lack of seasonal vaccinations is starting to raise concerns.
Typically, seasonal flu vaccinations start being given to patients mid to late October through January.
Now, halfway through November the vaccine supply remains scarce.... more »
November 12, 2009 7:58 PM
Columbus, MT -- The suspect charged in the fatal shooting of a Molt man last month left a threatening message on the victims cell phone the same day of the shooting.
Court documents released Thursday, indicate that investigators also found a note in 48-year-old Jeffrey Hardman's home, signed by... more »
November 5, 2009 7:52 PM
Roughly 360,000,000 people are active users on Facebook.
And that number is growing at a rate of almost 10% each month.
A common belief is that social media is only for young people, but in reality more than 220,000 adult Montanans use the site. 40,000 in Yellowstone County... more »
November 3, 2009 12:05 PM
CODY, Wyo. - Cody, Wyoming is known for their rodeos and a wild west mentality, but take a drive down the road and you'll find a completely different attraction.
"You come up here and it's great," explains Cody rock climber, Mike Snyder. "It's outdoors, it's green and lush, and... more »