Explained: Gangs, Drive Bys, and Drug Cartels in Billings, MT
What's driving the gang violence in a place like Billings, Montana? Where did some of those downtown transients go? How bad is it getting? Is there any good news when it comes to public safety in Montana's biggest town? We tackled that and more with the police chief and a couple council members.
Billings firefighters rescue boy from Rims after he tries to save family cat
A Billings boy found himself in a scary situation on the Rims Sunday afternoon after he got stuck on a steep, rocky ledge while trying to reach his cat, Bruce.
Vehicle explodes in Billings Saturday night
Billings, Mont. - A vehicle exploded Saturday night by Terry Park in Billings. Officers were called to the intersection of 5th Street West and Miles Avenue for a reported explosion at approximately 11:30 PM on Saturday, September 23, according to the Billings Police Department's Facebook post. Officers located a vehicle...
Early Morning Weapons Issue In Billings Leaves House Damaged
This just in from The Billings Police Department Social Media:. This morning, around 7:39 AM, Billings Police Department Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Terry Avenue for a weapons complaint and possible vandalism. During the investigation, officers located several shell casings in the roadway and a home that...
Billings Breaking: Possible drive-by shooting in 800 block of Terry Avenue strikes home
The BPD is investigating a weapons complaint that allegedly happened in the 800 block of Terry Ave. around 7:40 Monday morning. Officers said they initially responded to a possible vandalism and found several shell casings in the roadway and a house which had been struck several times. The house was...
'Kids just aren't safe': Billings residents revamping the Downtown Skate Park
Billings resident Jonathan Ryan Wright said that one of his first experiences at the skate park was not a good one.
Do You Want MOLD From Billings Food Bank? This Family Got It.
A few months ago, I channeled my inner investigative journalist and tried to get a response from our local Billings Food Bank about their hidden 4th rule for anyone needing food. As you may know, that didn't go so well... but since then, I've had many of YOU reach out and share your story about the Food Bank.
Police investigating possible vandalism in Billings
BILLINGS, Mont. - The Billings Police Department is investigating a possible vandalism in the 800 block of Terry Avenue in Billings Monday morning. BPD said in a Facebook post during the investigation, officers found several shell casings in the the roadway and a house that had been struck several times.
Two burglaries at Montana State University Billings residence halls under investigation
BILLINGS, Mont. - University police are investigating two burglaries that occurred at Montana State University Billings residence halls Saturday and Sunday. MSUB said in an alert from the emergency notification system university police responded to a report of burglary in the residence halls Saturday at 11:08 p.m., and the second Sunday at 10:11 p.m.
Billings Heights neighborhood safer for Medicine Crow students
Parents and the Heights Task Force have been concerned about students walking to and from Medicine Crow Middle School. At the beginning of this school year, more sidewalk was just completed.
Loud firework prompts police investigation, residents respond
Billings Police responded to a reported explosion Saturday night near the intersection of Miles Avenue and 5th Street West, which turned out to be a firework that was set off inside a vehicle.
Near Universal Outrage Over “Silent Saturday” in Bozeman, Montana
I first started hearing from soccer parents in Bozeman and Billings starting Wednesday afternoon. No cheering on your kids? Coaches can't coach from the sidelines? What kind of woke nonsense is this?. After hearing from a few parents and getting a memo apparently from the Surf Soccer Club in Bozeman,...
Gabe Hernandez resigns as girls wrestling coach at Billings West
BILLINGS — Gabe Hernandez has resigned as girls wrestling coach at Billings West. Hernandez coached the Golden Bears for two seasons after being hired in September 2021. Hernandez resigned on Monday. Billings Public Schools AD Mark Sulser said the girls wrestling head coach position at West was open and being advertised for.
Q2 Billings Area Weather: A warm start to the first week of Fall
We'll enjoy our fair share of sunshine over the next few days with warmer than normal daytime highs ahead of a cool down starting mid-week.
NILE Colt Classic offers youth a chance to showcase their skills
The upcoming Northern International Livestock Expo (NILE) will give a group of young horsemen and women a chance to showcase their skills through the NILE Colt Classic. The event features a restart clinic for colts that were initially started in the spring and will get a refresher at the NILE. The restart is available for public viewing and will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Oct. 18-20 in the Superbarn at the MetraPark in Billings, Mont. A preview of the colts for sale will be held at a social event at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20.
Billings Breaking: Injury car crash at Main St. And Airport Rd. – Road closed
UPDATE East bound traffic on Airport is now open. West bound traffic remains closed. TRAFFIC ALERT: Injury crash – BOD Officers are on scene of an injury crash at the intersection of Airport and Main Street. “At this time Main Street is open to traffic but Airport Road is...
Billings Salvation Army aims to clothe 240 children this year, needs applicants
Billings, Mont. - The Salvation Army is seeking applicants for dress-a-child with the goal of dressing 240 children this year. Dress-A-Child began in the 1980's with the goal of providing warm clothing to children ranging from kindergarteners to sixth graders. Volunteers help children shop for $150 worth of clothing per child, according to the release sent out by the Salvation Army Monday, September 25.
Billings Residents Invited to Discuss Parks Bond at Town Hall Meeting and Information Sessions
Billings residents are invited to a town hall meeting about a parks bond. The meeting will be on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. It will be held in the community room of the Billings Public Library. Residents can ask questions about the parks, recreation, and trails bond. This bond will be on the November ballot.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Pets Up for Adoption in Billings, MT
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Billings.
Q2 Billings Area Weather: Fall usually means changes ahead.
Warming and drying conditions build in the next couple of days. But the wetter and cooler weather returns by next weekend if the current pattern holds.