Magic City's beloved hot air balloon rally is back -- with a new name. A new not-for-profit group will put on the first Big Sky International Hot Air Balloon Rendezvous near Amend Park. The event takes place from July 31 through August 2, with flights at dawn each morning. At least eight balloons are ready for launch, with pilots coming
When temperatures get near the triple digits it can be dangerous, especially in a closed vehicle. Officials say to not leave a pet or child alone in a car even if it is only for a minute. They also say to be extremely careful to lock your cars, so that kids don't get inside on their own. "You're want to
A Spanish-language institute says the U.S. is the second largest Spanish-speaking country in the world. Instituto Cervantes, based in Spain, reported there are 41 million native Spanish speakers in the U.S. and 11.6 million who are bilingual for a total of 52.6 million. That puts the U.S. second to its neighbor to the south, Mexico and ahead of Colombia, where
After an hour of passionate public comment at Monday's School District Two board meeting, the forthcoming west end middle school will officially be called Ben Steele Middle School. In the past few weeks, online and community support has grown rapidly to name the school after Montana native, World War II Veteran, Bataan Death March Survivor and artist Ben Steele. Two
Got Beef? BBQ teams competing in Montana's July 4th weekend cook-off do, and lots of it! In fact, many groups are bringing a few hundred pounds of meat, including chicken, pork, and beef brisket, to serve the thousands of guests the annual event brings to Absarokee. "Last year we brought about 600 pounds to serve (the crowd), and we were
School District 2 board members will hold a special meeting Monday, June 29th, 12 P.M. at the Lincoln Education Center to discuss the name of the new West End Middle School. Trustees for SD2 have limited the possibilities for names to Jeanette Rankin and Rimview. However, that's not setting well with many people. Julie Jorgenson's father, Ben Steele, was a
Blue Creek Volunteer Fire Department paired a fun carnival with giving out safety tips when using fireworks. With temperatures rising into triple digits, Patrick Branger, an EMT and volunteer firefighter, said people need to be aware that the grass is very dry. Their fireworks could start a fire. He said always have water nearby and try to shoot fireworks on
Watch the video to see who won the Summer Camping Gear Give Away from Big Bear Sports Center!
Canyon Creek Brewing is hosting EBMS' 4th Annual Brewin' Up A Cure. You can get a ticket and food for $10. It's happening until 8 P.M. "If you are one of the first 200 people, you get a pint glass. We have some fantastic silent auction items and it's just a great opportunity to get with some friends and support
After SCOTUS' landmark decision extending Marriage Equality to all 50 states, people here in the Magic City saw fit to celebrate. KULR-8's Cornelius Hocker was there and brings us the sights and sounds from the crowd at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.
Mark down June 26, 2015 on your calendars, because this day is going down in history. Friday morning the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of same sex marriage for all 50 states. Across the nation, we're seeing all kinds of reactions to this decision, including support from one couple in Lockwood. "We got to wake up our son and
A Vietnam veteran is trying to find and thank the woman who helped save his life almost fifty years ago. The problem is, he can't remember her face, or her name. He's hoping to get help from someone who may know her. As he walks in front of the Vietnam Memorial in Cody, Wyoming, Larry Baker is looking for names
It's going to be a busy weekend in Billings. But temperatures could be getting up to 100 degrees this weekend and when it gets that hot you need to be careful. Dehydration, heat illness, and even heat stroke can happen if you aren't taking precautions. Doctors recommend you stay out of the sun as much as possible especially during the
Little Big Horn Days are in full swing this week in Hardin, but the annual four day celebration looks a little different this year. There will not be a re-enactment of Custer's Last Stand in 2015. However, there's a PRCA Rodeo Friday night, and plenty of other events over the weekend. Click here for the full list. Food and drink
The families of four Native American code talkers accepted Congressional Gold Medals for their ancestors' service Friday afternoon in Crow Agency. Code talkers were tribal members who spoke their native tongue during the war to keep the enemy from intercepting messages. The four Crow code talkers posthumously honored are Henry Old Coyote, Barney Old Coyote, Cyril Not Afraid and Sampson
June is Men's Health Month and St. Vincent Healthcare commemorated it by hosting a Men's Night Out Wellness Seminar Tempted by food and beer, men of all ages came out to learn about some of the newest technology and procedures to combat a lot of preventable diseases. Dr. Arne Olsen, a St. Vincent Healthcare Vascular Surgeon, said even he sometimes
A 36-year-old Billings man was in justice court today facing charges for allegedly raping a young girl. Yellowstone County court documents indicate Jeremiah John Burns is accused of sexually assaulting the girl between May and September of 2014, when she was as young as 8 years old. Court documents indicate the girl told her school counselor in September, Burns would
Trace Adkins stopped in the Magic City Thursday evening, for a concert that had people on their feet most of the time. MetraPark Marketing tells us first estimates show they broke even with the concert. Final number won't be known until everything is counted. Send your pictures and videos from the concert to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them on our FACEBOOK
(CNN) – How much money do Americans waste every year throwing out uneaten food? A new study find the surprising number. According to a new study by the American Chemistry Council, $640 worth of food is trashed by the average American every year. Researchers say that just 15 percent of those surveyed were concerned about the environmental impacts of throwing
A local bar was robbed in broad daylight. At around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, police responded to a call of an armed robbery at Andy's Bar in downtown Billings. Witnesses say the man had a semi-automatic handgun and got away with around $600. The suspect is described as a white male around 5' 8". Kevin McDonnell was there when it
The National Weather Service is forecasting the hottest temperatures of the year in Billings to hit over the weekend. NWS Meteorologist Marc Singer says temperatures will reach the upper 90s and possibly even hit triple digits this weekend. He says the No. 1 things to keep in mind is hydration. Singer says to choose water over sugary or alcoholic beverages.
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Search and rescue teams rescued a family of 10 from Lefors, Texas, after they got lost during a hike in the rugged mountains of southwestern Montana. Beaverhead County Sheriff Franklin Kluesner tells The Montana Standard ( http://bit.ly/1BPwRhh ) that two boys, ages 13 and 14, hiked several miles for help on June 19, two days after
Fans of Steampunk here in the Magic City, and across the state, came out to the very first Montana Steampunk Fair and Expo. Rae and John Pavek, the coordinators behind the event, said the community should expect more events from them in the future because there's a huge following and interest in Steampunk in our area. CLICK here to learn
A trip to the Billings Public Library just became more convenient. One and half years after the library opened, the parking lot is officially open. Billings Public Library Assistant Director Dee Ann Redman says crews are finishing up landscaping over the next two weeks, but the lot is now open for customers. Parking is free for the first two hours,
A group from America's Road Team and American Trucking Associations visits Billings to show student drivers how to "Share the Road" with trucks and other vehicles. Four members from across the country came to Billings high schools to give their presentations. The drivers want to give kids the hands-on experience of what visibility is like behind the wheel of a
In 2010, Yellowstone National Park had its highest numbers ever, with more than 3.6 million visitors. The Park might surpass that record this year, because its visitor count is already up 24 percent. The eastern gateway community of Cody is enjoying the bump, with double digit increases in tourism business. When Yellowstone opened its entrances for the 2015 summer season,
Every last Wednesday of the month, the shops at Shiloh Crossing will be hosting a block party. At this block party, shops will have special deals and sales, along with live entertainment, food, and music. The block party hours are scheduled for 3 PM until 7 PM. KULR-8's Cornelius Hocker brings us a live look and an interview from the
Cancer Survivor and Relay For Life Advocate Morgan McQuillian was chosen at the fourth and final Grand Marshal for Relay For Life of Yellowstone County 2015. KULR-8 was in on the surprise with Relay For Life. Click the video to watch it happen live.
The man who tried to kidnap a teen girl in Lockwood in March of 2014 was sentenced Tuesday. Lester McFerran was sentenced to 20 years with 10 suspended in the Montana State Prison for a burglary charge and 10 years to run consecutively for attempted kidnapping. The judge also placed a parole restriction saying McFerran can not go before the
Local officials gathered Wednesday morning to continue the discussion on jail overcrowding. Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder says 471 people were in the Yellowstone County Jail on Wednesday, which is about 200 over capacity. Sheriff Linder says of those 471, 47 inmates are probation and parole's responsibility, and more than 60 belong to the state department of corrections. County leaders
DETROIT (AP) - Fiat Chrysler is recalling 164,000 Jeep Cherokee SUVs worldwide to install shields that stop water from getting into the power rear lift gate controls. The company says the recall covers the 2014 and 2015 model years. It addresses a problem that could cause a fire. Fiat Chrysler says it learned of one fire and found that water
Billings Police Officer Grant Morrison is the subject of an internal department investigation, according to Billings Police Chief Rich St. John. The investigation aims to determine whether he violated the department's off-duty conduct policy. Morrison, who is a Laurel resident, was cited with three counts for keeping prohibited animals (pigs) in November 2014, according to Laurel City Prosecutor Georgette Boggio.
Heights community members, a Billings Police Officer, and several city council members met Tuesday to discuss local concerns and issues. Billings Police Sgt. Curry started the meeting by reviewing the crime statistics for the Heights this year. But the big topic was understaffing. Yellowstone County Commissioner Bill Kennedy said three county commissioners is not enough. He said he thinks five
Road construction has taken over Billings streets, such as Poly Drive and 4th Ave. N. And while the inconvenience may frustrate some of us, sidewalk improvements each summer make it easier for those with disabilities to take a stroll. Every year, the city makes about 40 intersections, or 160 sidewalk corners, compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. As construction
10,000 athletes will descend upon the Magic City for the 30th Annual Big Sky State Games next month. The games kick off on Friday, July 17, and 7,000 medals will be awarded over the weekend in 35 different sports. BSSG Executive Director Karen Sanford-Gall says highlights include the "Soaked" two-mile run, which returns for the second year to Pioneer Park.
(CNNMoney) – Repentant emailers everywhere: Gmail just enabled an "undo send" button. Remember that time you wrote something disastrously personal to a friend, but accidentally hit "reply all" and looped in everyone else? There's a way to reverse the damage you've done. Gmail, the world's most popular email platform, now gives users the option to set time delay between 5
The Yellowstone County Assistant Coroner released the name of the woman who died in a car crash Monday night on Blue Creek Road. Cliff Mahoney said she was 58-year old Beatriz Costillo Zapata. Mahoney says Zapata has a Billings address. Montana Highway Patrol says the wreck happened just after eight Monday night. MHP said Zapata drifted off the road, overcorrected
NEW YORK (AP) - Niagara Bottling has recalled 14 brands of bottled spring water produced at two Pennsylvania manufacturing plants after the operator of one of its contracted springs failed to reveal evidence of E. coli bacteria at the spring source. The company said E. coli bacteria was found in the water supply on June 10, but that there has
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Wal-Mart says it is removing any items from its store shelves and website that feature the Confederate flag. The announcement by the world's biggest retailer Monday comes as the shooting deaths of nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, have reignited the debate over the flag's symbolism. The white suspect in the
According to the National Weather Service, each year nation-wide, there are typically 50 fatalities that occur with lightning. Tom Frieders, NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist, said any place outdoors is unsafe when it comes severe weather and it's important the public remains aware of their surroundings when outside. He says you want to get to some kind of enclosed shelter, whether
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke of Montana is among a group of Republicans who received donations from the leader of a white supremacist group cited by Charleston church murder suspect Dylann Roof. Documents show the leader of the Council of Conservative Citizens Earl Holt made a $500 donation to Zinke's election campaign in October 2014. Zinke spokeswoman
Montana ranks low on a list of states with the most couch potatoes. The rankings from Estately.com are based on several factors, including number of TV watchers, daytime soap interest, Lay-Z-Boy sales and the number of times frozen pizza is searched for on Google. The five states with the most couch potatoes are Ohio, Alabama, West Virginia, Arkansas and Louisiana.
UPDATE: We have new information about the reported plane crash at the Laurel airport over the weekend. Federal Aviation Administration Public Affairs Contact Allen Kenitzer confirms there was an incident involving a plane Sunday evening in Laurel. At around 8 p.m., Kenitzer says the aircraft, a YAK 18T, landed gear up at Laurel. According to local authorities, three people were
A fire in Huntley on Monday destroys two trailer homes and leaves a third damaged. Yellowstone County Sheriff's Lt. Kent O'Donnell said firefighters from Worden, Shepherd and Lockwood responded to the 100 block of Minecha Ave. around noon where two trailer homes were fully engulfed in flames. Firefighter Paul Ferguson from Shepherd said a propane tank nearby was venting, so
It's important fire crews in Montana are trained to battle fires not only in the city, but also in rough, unpopulated terrain because most Montanans live in rural areas. KULR-8's Cornelius Hocker went to the fire training camp out in Waco, hosted by County Assist Team. He shares with us that 19 fire crews, mostly volunteer, were at the training,
Canyon Creek Memory Care hosted a Rock-A-Thon to support Alzheimer's Research. They rocked from sunrise to sunset. Executive Director Kevin Chambers said it's important people are made aware of Alzheimer's Disease because a lot of times, the disease goes undiagnosed for years. Click here to learn more about Canyon Creek Memory Care.
If you heard some loud grunts and bagpipes coming from the area of ZooMontana, you're not crazy. It's the Yellowstone Highland Games. It was a blast from the past. Participants joined in on caber, sheath and stone tossing. Organizers of the games say the events are based on old daily activities of Scottish men like throwing hay on top of
Montana's U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke delivered the weekly republican address Saturday morning. He says he is proud to be the first Navy SEAL to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. Zinke says he was upset when Senator Harry Reid said that supporting a bill to help our troops was a "waste of time." "He was talking about a plan
Don't forget with Father's Day on Sunday, you can go fishing for free. Montana fish and wildlife officials will open the state's lake and rivers. This is the fourth year the state is allowing anglers to fish without a license on Father's Day weekend. Governor Bullock says it's a tradition that is a gift to dads and a way for
A Colorado pilot, his wife, and their young son escape a plane crash near the Polson Airport on Friday afternoon with no injuries. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says that around 2 p.m., the pilot reported his single-engine fixed-wing aircraft lost power while he was flying at a high altitude. He tried to glide the plane back to the open
Workers are winning the war against lake trout, and bringing Yellowstone cutthroat trout back to the Park. That means animals that depend on the native fish, like grizzly bears and osprey have a better chance of survival. On the first clear day in weeks, five boats were out on Yellowstone hunting for lake trout. They laid out forty miles of
Our nation has been rocked by a senseless act of violence, which left nine people dead in Charleston, South Carolina. The shooting, which took place on Wednesday evening in the Emanuel AME Church, a historically African American Church, is being investigated as a hate crime. Moving forward, people are coming together in peaceful solidarity to better understand this situation. St.
( KULR8.com ) – A severe thunderstorm swept through the Billings area Friday afternoon, bringing with it strong winds and hail. Our viewers reported downed power lines, uprooted trees and flash floods.Here's a photo gallery of just a few photos our viewers shared with us on Facebook .
Sunday marks five years since a tornado wreaked havoc in Billings. It ripped the roof off of MetraPark's Rimrock Auto Arena, as well as other nearby businesses and caused heavy damage in many parts of the Billings Heights. Bob Witham and his wife own the Coin Laundry facility on Lake Elmo Drive. They had just bought the building, when the
The fire at the Livestock Commission Building in Miles City is ruled accidental. Miles City fire investigators say because of the extensive damage to the building, the exact cause of the fire is undetermined. Firefighters were called to the building just before 12:30p.m. last Sunday. When they arrived, the second story was on fire. Officials say the fire started in
School District Two is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of those who vandalized vehicles used for Drivers Ed at Skyview High School. SD2's Director of Activities says six of their vehicles at Skyview were damaged on Tuesday morning, just before 3:30 in the morning. Police say it was a group of people who shattered windshields,
Nine people were killed Wednesday night when a shooter opened fire at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, during a prayer meeting. CLICK HERE for the BuzzFeed News article on the lives of the people killed.
Joliet Emergency Medical Services hosts a fundraising event this weekend to help pay for operating costs, but they're in need of more than just funds. There are only 10 active members of the Joliet EMS to cover an area of about 320 square miles. Nearly all of the volunteers work full-time jobs, and they're in need of more Emergency Medical
Treasure hunters had to be rescued from Wyoming's backcountry twice in two years. They were looking for the Forrest Fenn treasure chest. The multimillionaire from Sante Fe buried a box full of gold and jewels in the Rockies a few years ago, but the latest treasure hunt cost Park County, Wyoming a lot of time and money. Yellowstone officials say
Emergency preparedness is key when severe weather looks to be threatening the Magic City. Jason Mahoney, St. Vincent's Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, said they develop a lot of early on communication, not only with Billings Clinic, but also with the county working through local emergency planning committees. He said it's important to have a plan in place so they're best prepared
Fire crews battled a grass fire off Bundy Road in Worden for several hours. DNRC said no significant structures were damaged, just a lot of land burned. They also said a lightning strike probably caused the grass fire. Fire crews and residents are thankful the wind didn't pick up in the overnight hours because that's when DNRC believes the lightning
The boys of summer are back. The Billings Mustangs opened their season Thursday night at Dehler Park, and fans will notice a handful of changes at Billings' beloved ballpark. Main Street Baseball purchased the Billings Mustangs in late 2014, and they have some exciting, extravagant plans for Dehler Park. Immediate changes include new cash registers so fans will get their
Senator Steve Daines introduces a bill to honor Jeannette Rankin, by making her the new face of the $10 bill. Former Montana Representative Rankin was the first woman elected to Congress. In a statement, Sen. Daines said Rankin "is a true example of America's rich legacy of service, and I urge the Treasury to make her the first woman to
The State Office of Securities and Insurance is giving tips on how to deal with storm damage. With Thursday's storm warnings it's important to know how to deal with the damage severe weather can deal out. Last years hail storm caused a lot of damage and left some people surprised when dealing with insurance companies. The Office of Securities and
This is the second biggest weekend of the year for Miles City, and there will be lots of activities all weekend. The events kick off on Friday with the Backyard BBQ and continue all weekend. On Saturday there will be a rodeo, car show and of course the Badlands All-Star Game. Pioneer Days will be on Sunday to finish up
You may have heard -- a 1,000-foot slip-and-slide is coming to Billings in August, and announced Tuesday, "Slide the City" will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Yellowstone County. The Boys and Girls Club of Yellowstone County need volunteers to work in 4-6 hour shifts in order to get proceeds from "Slide the City." Sarah Berndt of the Boys
The O2 Experience was founded by Levi Lusko in 2004 with the idea to give "the world's sexually-charged hook up, shack up, break up culture a look at the path to true pleasure." Lusko lives in Kalispell and is an international speaker at churches and conferences. The O2 Experience a touring event that has been all over the country, generating
The first in what one Yellowstone County commissioner said will be more cuts to county programs, impacts the Yellowstone County Spelling Bee. Commissioners Jim Reno and John Ostlund voted to cut the funding for the bee that runs through Elder Grove School by $1,000. Commissioner Reno said the cut is just the first of many that need to be made
Since last June, St. Vincent Healthcare has provided Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement for people diagnosed with aortic stenosis, which is when the heart's aortic valve narrows The procedure, more commonly known as TAVR, is for patients who are deemed inoperable or too high risk for traditional surgical valve replacement. St. Vincent Healthcare brought doctors. nurses, and patients to celebrate the
Relay For Life is coming up and many people throughout the community are working to raise money for the event. Big Bear Sports Center in Billings is having a fundraiser of its own. To put forth an effort to support the American Cancer Society, Big Bear is hosting a water bottle fundraiser. The metal water bottles come in a variety
The body of a 13-year-old Billings boy was laid to rest Wednesday in the Billings Heights. A horse-drawn carriage carried the casket of Christian Wilson-Gartside from Harvest Church to a local cemetery. A parade of cars followed the carriage on its way by Castle Rock Middle School, the boy's former school. Wilson-Gartside drowned in Lake Elmo last Thursday.
A Cody man has died after a wreck in Cody Monday night. Cody police say 21-year old Spencer Boone died yesterday at a hospital in Billings. Police say Monday night, just after 6:30 p.m., Boone, who was riding an ATV, collided with a Subaru Legacy, driven by 20-year old Jacob Nothe of Cody. Authorities say Nothe stopped at a stop
(CNN) – Artificial trans fat will have to disappear from the American diet, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA on Tuesday ruled that trans fat is not "generally recognized as safe" for use in human food. The department gave food manufacturers three years to remove the partially hydrogenated oils, or PHOs, from their products. The companies
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say nine people in Montana have been convicted in an operation that uncovered more than $550,000 fraudulent payments from Social Security, Medicaid and two programs for the needy. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Montana said in a statement Wednesday that all nine provided false information or misrepresentations on documents for federal Supplemental Security Income.
Tuesday evening at the School District 2 board meeting a mascot and school colors were chosen, but it looks like it will be a bit longer before a name is selected. School District 2 trustees met tonight for a school board meeting, where they discussed the suggestions for names, mascots, and school colors. After little discussion wildcats was chosen as
The Laurel 4th of July celebration is one of the biggest in the state, and it's only a few weeks away. The Laurel Chamber of Commerce has been working since January to put the program together. This year, there will be a few changes though. "The Grand Parade Laurel sponsors and this year we're starting on Alder and going on
Say hello to ZooMontana's newest resident. Ivy made her debut in a post on ZooMontana's Facebook page. Ivy is a month-old North American Mink. Executive Director Jeff Ewelt said Ivy recently came to the zoo and is being hand raised with hopes of using her in their education programs. Ewelt said guests can't see her yet, but after she completes
After having to be rescued twice, a couple from Virginia said they don't plan to revisit a particular area in Wyoming. The Park County Wyoming Sheriff's Office spokesperson says 41-year old Madilina Taylor was airlifted from an area at the end of County Road 6BU northwest of Cody. They say Taylor and her boyfriend, 40-year old Frank Rose Jr., were
Homelessness and public intoxication have long been two of the biggest issues in downtown Billings, but newly-released statistics have city leaders upbeat about addressing both problems. In March, April and May of 2014, there were nearly 850 downtown calls to the Billings Police Department. This year during those months, only 555 calls. Last year there were 231 open container citations
Property belonging to a local school was vandalized Monday night and police are still looking for suspects. Billings Police say that on Monday night, a group of people went to Skyview High School and wrecked seven of the cars they use for the drivers education program. Car windshields were shattered, mirrors were disconnected and the sides, hoods and roofs of
NEW YORK (AP) - Rachel Dolezal says she's not engaging in some "mockery black-face performance." And she still insists that her racial identity is "more complex" than it seems. Dolezal resigned yesterday as head of the NAACP branch in Spokane, Washington, after her parents said she's a white woman passing herself off as black. When asked on NBC's "Today" show
NEW YORK (AP) - Students who took a flawed SAT can get a free do-over. The College Board says it will waive the $54.50 fee for any student who took the June 6 exam, which contained a printing error that gave some students five more minutes on one section of the test. A College Board spokesman tells NJ.com ( http://bit.ly/1TqHVH9
The Powerball Jackpot is now over $500 million. If you're like us here at KULR-8, you like to talk about what you would do if you were to win that kind of cash. We took to the streets and asked some of you exactly what you would do if you were to take home hundreds of millions of dollars. Go
Alex Everhart is a survivor of over eight years. Being in the medical field, Everhart had seen what cancer could do to people. However, when she was diagnosed, she said it was like her worst nightmare and it was something she never imagined would happen to her. Everhart said Relay to her is a place where she was able to
Strides in health care have allowed specialists to re-invent the wheel when it comes to losing weight. As KULR-8's Kyle Benton reports, many different options are available right here at home. "Life is just completely different from where I was a year ago," said Kim Sagen, who was sixty five pounds heavier last year, with no hope of ever living
Montana has a new Montana Highway Patrol Chief, and it's Lieutenant Colonel Tom Butler. Butler is a graduate of Montana State University, and has been with the Highway Patrol since 1992. Butler oversaw the patrol's budget and technology upgrades, and says he's humbled by the opportunity to be chief.
A West High School student is suspended, after a BB gun was discovered in a vehicle on school property on Thursday. School District Two Executive Director of Leadership, Kathy Olson, reports the student will be suspended until a school hearing takes place in the near future. That's when the parents, hearing officer, and student will discuss the claim. Olson says