You may have seen this sad scene while traveling through Wyoming or Montana, a deer hung up on a fence it was trying to jump over. Wyoming's Department of Transportation is putting in new fences for two projects near Cody to reduce the chance of deer and pronghorn getting trapped on fences or hit by cars. The last section of
If the Keystone XL Pipeline gets the go ahead, it will now cost twice as much as originally planned. According to the Wall Street Journal, TransCanada's CEO says the current estimated cost is $5.4 billion, and he expects that amount to potentially double by the time the U.S. government finishes its review. The pipeline would send an estimated 830,000 barrels
It has been three years since "60 Minutes" reported that Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea, fabricated many things in his book causing many questions to arise with his Central Asia Institute charity in Bozeman. Since then, Mortenson and the organization have failed to speak out to the public until now. "We knew when we started speaking we
The Montana Board of Regents wrapped up their meeting in Billings Thursday. A big part of the discussion was the budgets, which they approved. Clayton Christian, the Commissioner of Higher Education, says a large part of the budget is for people, both recruiting and retaining quality faculty, staff, and administrators to continue serving the university system. He says a college
It's the human mattress domino. MACK Productions and Mattress Land USA teamed up for the Domino Effect. The groups are trying to raise awareness that not everyone has a mattress or a proper mattress to sleep on at night. They hosted the domino effect to kick off the year-long event -- encouraging the community to get involved. People can apply
The man who was shot five times on Tuesday morning is under arrest himself. According to Deputy U.S. Marshal Rod Ostermiller, his office picked up 22-year-old Nathanial Dudding on a probation violation. Dudding was given a 15-year suspended sentence in June for an October 2013 burglary case in Custer County. Billings Police Lieutenant Kevin Iffland says Dudding was shot shortly
A Roundup man already in prison for raping a girl starting at age 12, now is charged with another crime against that same girl. 21-year-old Michael John Morlan will be arraigned on Monday in Musselshell County on aiding and soliciting suicide, intimidation and tampering with witnesses or informants. Court documents say Morlan was out on bail when he spoke to
The woman accused of stabbing another woman outside a bar in early September goes before a judge on Thursday. Jamie Jo Brokenrope pled not guilty to deliberate homicide. She is accused of killing 29-year-old Ruthie Martinez early Friday morning on September 5th after an argument outside of Lee's Saloon. Brokenrope is also charged with evidence tampering for allegedly asking a
It costs more than gold, and it's causing major issues in the Billings area. Whether it be burglaries, violent encounters or theft -- methamphetamine-related crime is on the rise, according to the Billings Police Department and its Drug Task Force. "Methamphetamine has made a resurgence in the Billings area," Billings Police Chief Rich St. John said. "We know that there
Jeffrey Butts, Bicyclist and Pedestrian Coordinator for the City-County Planning Division, said understanding how people use the three modes of transportation helps when it comes time to upgrade bike lanes, sidewalks, and streets. Butts said two days have been set aside to watch pedestrian and bicyclist activity in the downtown area, to make Billings a safer city. "If you're driving
A new highway report has both the Treasure State and the Cowboy State ranked very high. Wyoming tops the list for overall highway performance cost-effectiveness. That's according to the latest Annual Highway Report by the Reason Foundation. Montana came in 9th on the list. The Treasure State ranks 10th in spending per mile and our best ranking is for interstate
Even thought the median income in Montana went up last year, so did the poverty rate. The U.S. Census Bureau released is annual report on poverty figures. The rate rose 1% to 16.5% statewide. Only one other state showed a bigger increase and that was New Mexico. Nationwide, the poverty rate remained unchanged for a second straight year at 15.8%.
The man accused of killing his wife 15 years ago made his initial court appearance on Thursday in Colorado. 46-year-old Brian David Laird is charged with deliberate homicide in the death of his wife Kathryn on July 31, 1999. He was arrested on September 11th in Colorado. On Thursday, he waived extradition and will be returned to Montana. The couple
Rocky Mountain College is working to save a life. The school is brining in a presentation next week to show students the risks of distracted and impaired driving. The Save a Life Tour includes a pair of high-end driving simulators that will give students a chance to safely get behind the wheel to see how dangerous texting and driving can
In just a few days, people who want to get to work or visit downtown by bicycle will be able to do so more safely. BikeNet has started painting bike lanes along Lewis Avenue that will lead all the way to downtown. Kristi Drake, BikeNet executive director, says getting Lewis Avenue marked was on the top of the list because
It's Lockwood's version of "Breaking Bad," the Billings man who shot his father over a drug deal will go to prison. A judge sentenced Brandon White to three years behind bars. White admitted to dealing drugs for his father, Walter White. Walter White was sentenced to 12 years in prison for trafficking meth. According to court documents, White admitted to
World War II tore many families apart, but thanks to modern technology, a family in Montana is getting the closure for which they've waited more than 70 years. The remains of First Lieutenant William Bernier where flown in to Billings Logan International Airport and are soon to be en route to his hometown of Augusta, Montana for burial. Lieutenant Bernier
September is National Recovery Month, a month to celebrate those who have overcome a substance abuse. On Wednesday, the Yellowstone County district court held a picnic to recognize those who successfully completed 18 to 24 months of recovery through the Billings adult municipal treatment court. Drug court was launched in 2011, and KULR-8's Sara Sanchez found out how it's building
Thursday evening, Mattress Land USA and MACK Productions will bring you the domino effect. Right in front of the store, roughly 50 people will line up with twin sized mattresses and create a human domino effect. Festivities will begin at five p.m. with burgers and hot dogs on the grill. The event will kick off a year round program that
Octoberfest is the world's largest funfair held each year in Munich, Germany. Here in Billings, ZooMontana hosts the largest local Octoberfest celebration in our area. Zootoberfest is happening this weekend at ZooMontana. The family friendly event begins at 10a.m. offering full access to the zoo, food vendors and live music including a 20-piece German band. At 5p.m. the zoo will
If you've been wondering what the giant pile of dirt is along Rimrock Road, it's a water reservoir project. City of Billings Project Manager Will Robbins says they started work on the $5-million project next to the Billings Mormon Temple. He says the tank will be completed by the end of this year, and it will be ready for use
More and more artists are emerging in Billings, especially in the downtown area, according to a local photographer. Photographer Ted Kim is working to recreate a collaborative atmosphere for artists, either a venue photographers could rent out or learn new studio techniques in workshops. It's called Billings Open Studio and the 6,000 sq. ft. studio is located downtown. "If people
Do you like beer and movies? Well, if you do, downtown Billings is getting your next favorite spot. A former bowling alley on N. 30th St. is being transformed into a theater called the Art House Cinema and Pub . The theater has plans for multiple screens, but the first screen and bar area opens as early as mid-November or
The two mountain lion kittens rescued from a forest fire will now have a new home. The pair is headed to the Columbus Zoo in Ohio. The kittens were hiding under a log, and firefighters found them while battling a blaze near Bitterroot National Forest. Firefighters say they heard the cries of high pitch screeches for help over the roar
A Wyoming judge turns down the request of Stephen Hammer for a change to his prison sentence. Hammer is in prison for three life sentences for the March 2013 shooting deaths of 40-year-old Ildiko Feitas and her parents in Clark. Hammer and Tanner Van Pelt committed the murders as part of an attempt to steal Freitas' car. Both men plead
A Missoula-based company working to revolutionize housing across the nation released the first prototype of its up and coming product: a 24-foot shipping container turned into a home. "It's just showing people they can think of housing differently. Building a house out of a shipping container is just something real exciting to people," said Montainer CEO Patrick Collins. That's just
It's not your typical road show but representatives from the Montana Department of Revenue say it's very important. The 2014 Property Reappraisal Roadshow kicked off today at the Crowne Plaza in Billings. It will make stops at eighteen different Montana towns to help property owners learn about the reappraisal cycle that hits this January. Under the law if you own
Helena Police are investigating an act of vandalism at the Capitol Building. Shortly after 3 a.m., an officer found someone spray painted the word 'racist' on the statue of Thomas Meagher. It was done in silver spray paint. It also appears the vandals added an anarchy "a". Police believe it happened between 11 p.m. on Monday and 3 a.m. on
A school dress code policy change at Skyview High School has upset some students. Leggings and yoga pants are a trend now among women and girls, but Skyview High is now prohibiting students to wear them without enough coverage. Principal Deb Black says last year they noticed more students wearing tights or leggings as pants, distracting other students from learning.
The 20-year-old man, who was shot in the hand, after a high speed chase in Laurel pled guilty on Tuesday. Back in February, Hayden Lowry was one of two men Laurel Police were looking for at the Walmart. The two ran and Lowry stole a pick-up truck at gunpoint. A sheriff's deputy shot three times into the vehicle. That's when
A man who led Laurel Police on a high-speed chase in March pled guilty. Mario Berger admitted guilt to felony criminal endangerment. Police say Berger fled from Laurel Police and sped through town. They later arrested him at a home. He is set to be sentenced November 17th.
Fifteen years later, a man is charged with homicide. Brian Laird was arrested in Colorado for the 1999 death of his wife Kathryn. He is charged with the deliberate homicide. According to court documents, the couple lived in Fort Smith and was having problems. Kathryn had told family members she was going to leave her husband. Brian told officials they
They say every dollar helps. So, how about a million of them? The Yellowstone Park Foundation and Xanterra Parks Resorts say their guest donation program topped the one million dollar mark in August. Since 2000, thousands of guests have donated one or more dollars as part of staying in the park. At check-in, employees will ask travelers if they want
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring the spread of enterovirus across the nation. As of September 15, the CDC confirmed more than 100 cases nationwide, with Illinois and Missouri being particularly hard hit. Last week, Riverstone Health announced Montana's first case in Yellowstone County. According to the CDC, this particular strain - D68 - has been known
The first checks are going out in the Cobell Settlement, the federal land buyback program. The Cobell Settlement, a $3.4 billion payout approved by congress in 2012, repays individual indian landowners for mismanaged money held in a trust. The U.S. government is sending out $950 million in checks to start. The case is the largest class action settlement ever against
A man is in the hospital, and Billings Police are searching for a shooting suspect. According to Sergeant Pat Curry, officers were called to 148 Jefferson just after 12:41 AM after a caller reported hearing gun shots. When officers arrived nobody was in the area. Shortly after, officers responded to a medical call at 13 Monroe Street where they
Here's a quick update from Monday's school board meeting. Lew Anderson says the projects at Broadwater and Mckinley Elementary Schools are going smoothly with no delays. Anderson also says the new Heights Middle School is going as planned, and will save money by reusing part of the landscape for the softball fields. If you haven't been able to stay up
For the first time in a decade, people will be able to snowmobile in Yellowstone without a guide this winter. But if you want to go into the park unguided, you have to submit an application for a lottery. KULR-8's Penny Preston reports the applications are being accepted right now. 2004 was the first winter snowmobilers were required to have
Congress has 15 days before the government runs out of money unless it can reach a budget agreement for the 2015 fiscal year. Democrat Senator Jon Tester held a satellite press conference on what Congress needs to do. Tester said now is the time for congress to come together and do what is best for the U.S. even if that
Park rangers from Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area and Little Bighorn National Park teamed up to help retired Vietnam veteran Edward Denny. It was part of the federally recognized day of service usually done on 9/11 but was postponed due to poor weather. We spent some time with the 15 volunteers and retired veteran Edward Denny. "The National Park Service,
Most Montanans would agree, the Treasure State has several great places to live, and a new ranking says so too. According to Livability.com, Montana has four cities in the top 100 including Billings, Bozeman, Helena and Missoula. The Magic City just made the list coming in at number 98. The survey states the city continues to feature a robust economy
The state of Montana is getting ready to redo your property tax appraisal. The state is holding a "2014 Property Reappraisal Roadshow." The director of the tax department is touring the state to give people information on the timeline and methods used to figure out the market value of your home. The session will highlight key components and trends to
We now have a cause of the fire that happened over the weekend that destroyed a home in Roberts.
Administrators say the private schools in our area offer alternative education options for families. And those local schools, just like others, are seeing an increase in students. Last fall, Billings Christian Schools saw 200 students enrolled. This year, that number is at 313. School leaders partly attribute the increase to their accreditation, which allows students to go into higher education
Furnaces will soon be firing up around the Magic City, and there are a few things to keep in mind before autumn arrives. Midwest Heating and Cooling President Patrick Harmon says it's crucial to make sure your furnace filter is clean, and change it every few months. A dirty filter impedes airflow and can reduce efficiency. "Do not stack clothes
This may come as no surprise to you, but Montana tops a U.S. list for most deer collisions. According to State Farm Insurance, you have a 1 in 75 chance of hitting a deer in the Treasure State. We are now behind West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The national average is a 1 in 169 chance. There is some good news
A Cody man was killed by a falling tree. According to the Park County Sheriff's Office, 53-year-old Rodney Boutelle was in the Little Sunlight area. It appears he was preparing to cut firewood when a tree struck him in the back of the head. Two hikers discovered the body. Investigators say the tree appeared to have fallen naturally.
Katy Hedtke, a naturalist at the Montana Audubon Conservation Education Center, said nature is awesome and it's good for kids to get out and experience it. Nancy Ruff took her grandchildren out for a canoe ride. She said they enjoyed exploring the pond and getting up close and personal with turtles and frogs. To see when the next nature getaway
You're out shopping and your kids are excited about going to the grocery store. Sounds like a dream for many parents, right? Well, dream no longer parents. Once a month, Lucky's Market offers their younger shoppers a place to have some fun, while their parents shop. Anne Costilla with Lucky's Market said it's a good way to show kids, the
From floor plans, decorating idea, and the newest home technology, the Parade of Homes Tour is the tour for anyone looking to spruce their home, apartment, or loft. 16 homes are open for public viewing. The Home Builders Association of Billings said there are tons of new and innovative ideas in each of the homes and tour-goers are hard press
As Billings grows, businesses continue to increase their presence throughout the city. Starbucks is opening a new location on Grand Ave. The manager of the store said he's excited for the doors to open, September 15th, and hopes people throughout the community come check it out. Customers at Off The Leaf, a locally owned coffee shop, had mixed emotions about
Wildlife officials are asking hunters to help them preserve the female black bear population this season. Wyoming officials want hunters to watch a new online video, they say it's often difficult to tell the gender of black bears out in the wild. The females usually weigh about 100 pounds less than the males, who can reach up to 250 pounds.
NFL Network Thursday Night Football Tailgate Tour made a stop in Billings. Teresa Telles with Charter Media, said they chose to stop in Billings because they're trying to make sure people watch Thursday Night Football on the NFL Network. Telles said Montana, along with many other states near in the Northern Rockies, should expect to see more tours coming through.
We are still following up on a story we told you about on Saturday afternoon. An evening fire in Roberts destroyed a home on Friday night. Gene Rodman took these photos after 9 p.m. He says the fire happened off of Clear Creek Road. We are still waiting to hear from the Roberts Fire Chief and once we have the
Count on Coal Montana hosted Coal Appreciation Day at MetraPark. Many people, all supporters of coal and the coal industry, stopped by the event to learn more about one of Montana's biggest natural resources. Republican Candidates, Steve Daines and Ryan Zinke stopped by the event. "We're not going to power our nation on pixie dust and hope. We're gonna power
80% of car seats are not as secure as they should be, according to Safe Kids Yellowstone County. Free child car seat checks are given every second Saturday of the month. Jason Mahoney, Trauma Education and Injury Prevention Coordinator for St. Vincent Healthcare, said everyone who uses a car seat, should have their car seats looked over by a certified
The Yellowstone River, although beautiful, is filled with tons of garbage. Rocky Mountain College decided to take action. RMC students spent more than eight hours cleaning up debris in and around the river. "A lot of it is riff raff. People using it to stop erosion on the banks of the river. Car used to be a big thing used
These are crimes of secrecy and so frequently there's very little evidence beyond the victim's testimony and we don't ever want the victims to stand alone when they go to trial." Ann-Marie McKittrick, a former Senior Deputy County Attorney for Yellowstone County said. McKittrick said these seminars are paramount so the community understands there is hope and there is help
The field of fire investigations is always changing so staying up-to-date is important. The Billings Fire Department and the Montana chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators held a training class for fire investigators Friday. Those who attended learned the newest techniques to use during investigations. "Determining the origin and cause of fires, it's a science,” says Mike Spini,
It's the first time in a long time Lockwood Schools have had a full evacuation drill to MetraPark, according to the superintendent. Superintendent Tobin Novasio says they had a partial evacuation a few years ago, but it was to the church across the street from the schools. In the future, the district plans on going through the process every two
September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. Everyday 46 children are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S., but it's a disease left severely under-funded. At Billings Clinic, many little heroes have battled pediatric cancer and we're sharing the story of one local boy who's in the middle of chemotherapy treatment. We met with him and share his story of battling cancer
Thursday was a national day of service and remembrance in honor of 9/11. In Billings, AmeriCorps members spent the morning tending to the veteran's garden at Independence Hall in the Billings Heights. Giving back to the community today is a way for service organizations to pay tribute to the victims, survivors and those who rose to serve in response to
KULR-8's Erin Clanahan visits Rimrock Mall for Fashion Friday.
City College hosted a remembrance service at Montana's 9/11 Memorial Thursday morning. ROTC cadets raised a flag to half staff, firefighters and police sounded sirens, and police department leaders placed wreaths in front of the memorial, which features a 600 pound steel I-beam from the Twin Towers. Dr. Mark Nook, the chancellor at MSU-Billings, spoke about his memory of 9/11.
The McGuire Memorial Conference on Family Violence is in its 25th year. The conference began after a shocking murder, suicide event occurred in Billings. In 1989, Dr. Isabel McGuire was an anesthesiologist at Deaconess Hospital, now Billings's Clinic. After she missed a scheduled morning surgery, her co-workers called authorities and asked for them to do a welfare check. When detectives
Although the images of 9/11 seem, to some of us, as if it were yesterday and still so vivid, an entirely new generation has grown up since that fateful day. In fact, seniors in high school were just four or five years old. We had the opportunity to sit down with Michael Williams, the Social Studies teacher at Billings Christian
Our community has been coming together for 13 years to remember the fallen, ever since the terror attacks against our nation. "It's a day where I can remember the heroes of 9/11,” says Tyler Murray, the celebration's keynote speaker. “The emergency first responders that went in and risked their lives to save other people and it was one of the
Stephanie Iron Shooter and Trista Jackson have both been impacted by suicide. Iron Shooter tried to take her life at the age of 16. Since then, she's found many reasons to live and attributes her strength, self-growth, and finding her purpose for living in life to her family and religion. Iron Shooter said you can prevent suicide by simple actions:
Park County Sheriff's deputies need your help after they answered a call about an apparent bullet hole in the side of a child's upstairs bedroom. It was reported around 11:00 a.m. at 1161 Road 9 in Powell. Luckily, the family had been out of town for a week. Investigators say the bullet appeared to have come through the wall and
The SD2 redistricting committee had its first planning meeting Wednesday night, giving members an overview of the goals of redistricting. The 26-member team has the task of coming up with multiple redistricting scenarios to alleviate the overcrowding issues in Billings Public Schools by utilizing all school buildings equitably. "Being able to think about what's going to be in the best
Health officials say there is one laboratory confirmed case in Montana of the respiratory virus that has hospitalized children in multiple states. The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services reports a child under 10 from Yellowstone County is hospitalized from Enterovirus D68. DPHHS spokesperson Jon Ebelt says they are continuing to monitor the situation and there are no
A Billings teacher has a one-in-three chance to get $100,000 for her school, and you can help make it happen. Lynne Erger is a finalist in the Farmers Insurance “Thank a Million Teachers Dream Big Challenge.” She submitted a plan to "fill" the new library at Trinity Lutheran School, fill being an acronym for furniture, iPads, laptops and literature. Erger
This quick cold snap is a reminder to start protecting our gardens for the seasons ahead, b ut what effect will these cold days have on your outdoor plants? “Anything with a fruit or flower would be good to cover,” says Andy Kautz from Sylvan Nursery and Landscaping. “It's best to use cotton material or specific material for plants. Plastic
As the city's population rises -- so does the cost to keep it safe. A proposed safety levy would add six billings firefighters and 13 police officers over the next decade. To better inform the public and answer questions, city leaders have held a series of community meetings this week. After the Billings Chamber of Commerce recently announced its endorsement
SCHEELS isn't the only business to leave Rimrock Mall for Shiloh Crossing. One local business was unable to renew its lease with no back-up plan for relocation, but while their store sat in storage, the owner debated whether to reopen. Like a good wine though, their story keeps getting better and better. Simply Wine owner Sue Rydquist says she was
Streetlights are going up in Lockwood. The Lockwood Safety Advisory Board has been busy. "We are actually just getting into the process where we're looking at taking out for bid with engineers and taking a look at the sidewalks, but we knew that the sidewalk project would be a year or two in the making and so that's part of
School District Two holds its first community forum about the current redistricting project. Cropper GIS is leading the project. Company president, Matthew Cropper, says schools are overcrowded, and forecasts show they'll stay that way if buildings aren't expanded to accommodate the growth. He explained some elementary schools are currently operating at more than 150% of capacity. The recommendation on the
The man accused of killing a deputy during a high speed chase in August will be going to prison for 20 years but not for that crime. According to the Great Falls Tribune, a judge sentenced Adam Sanchez, Jr. on two felony counts of criminal endangerment. According to prosecutors, Sanchez shot a man with a crossbow and tried to rob
If you've been out and about, there's no doubt you've experienced some road construction this summer. A few projects are in progress on two of the city's busiest streets. In early July, construction began on Grand Ave. and N. 27th St. Water mains are being installed on both streets, and Grand is adding new storm drains. There's one lane of
Governor Steve Bullock is taking steps to try to protect the sage grouse. The governor today issued an executive order that puts restrictions on future oil drilling and other activities blamed for hurting the sage grouse population. The governor says the order is a compromise to provide incentives for landowners to protect the bird's habitat. The order also puts buffer
Superintendent Denise Juneau launches the "Montanans for the Common Core Video Project" during her 2014 back to school tour. Juneau visited students and teachers at two elementary schools in Bozeman, experiencing first-hand how the Montana common core standards are improving students' skills. According to Juneau, Montana's common core holds students to higher standards when it comes to English and math.
Billings Police confirm the suspect in Sunday's Walmart gun theft is in custody in Silver Bow County. Lt. Kevin Iffland says the suspect is 38-year-old Schuler Zwar of Federal Way, Wash. He says Zwar was involved in a pursuit with Montana Highway Patrol in Silver Bow County. MHP troopers had indications Zwar was the gun theft suspect after stopping him
A legislative referendum has been proposed that would eliminate Montana's election day voter registration. AARP is out to oppose it. The president of the organization, Jeannine English, says same-day voter registration is crucial to helping people vote. English says with voting being a constitutional right, it is important to make it as easy as possible. She also says more than
The anticipation is over for Montana bow hunters, archery season is officially open. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks expects 40,000 licenses to be sold this season,which is about on track with last year. While not a lot has changed regulation wise, shops that depend on hunters' business are seeing quite a change in profit. While hunters are busy purchasing licenses
A GoFundMe account has been created to offset medical costs for the 11-year-old passenger injured in last week's plane crash outside of Great Falls. Rachel Lukasik is one of three surviving victims in that plane crash. According to the GoFundMe account, the plane ride was intended to be a sightseeing trip with her grandparents, Susan and Robert Majerus. The Cessna
It's been three decades since School District Two has been redistricted and the official language was discussed again Monday ahead of Tuesday's forum. Superintendent Terry Bouck says the forum will be the first of two to present the process, timeline and redistricting criteria to the public. The meeting will be informational and will not include public comment. The second community
A candlelight vigil was held tonight to honor Ruth Martinez, who died from multiple stab wounds early Friday morning. Close to 60 people showed up for the remembrance which included a sermon and stories from family and friends. Family and friends described Martinez as a person who could brighten up anyone's day even if they were having the worst day
It's been a difficult couple of weeks for some seasonal allergy sufferers. Grass and weed pollen counts have been high recently, but there are some things people can do - or avoid - to limit their exposure and lessen their symptoms. That favorite sweater that needs to be dry cleaned? It might be a good idea to keep it on
A standoff results in the arrest of a woman in Billings. Investigators now aim to find out what led to a domestic disturbance call involving three people and a handgun. Billings Police Lt. Kevin Iffland says the suspect, a 32-year-old woman, was immediately taken to the hospital with self-inflicted cutting wounds after emerging from a home following a three-hour-long standoff.
The Billings Police Department is adding two officers to the force. Brandon Lange and Nick Lam were sworn in by Judge Sheila Kolar in the Billings Municipal Court. Police Chief Rich St. John addressed the officers, reminding them the journey they're about to embark on is not an easy one. Both new officers have put in a lot of hard
It was sunny and warm Monday, but meteorologists are saying the temperature won't stay like this all week. Meteorologists are saying our region will get some snow in September, but it's not that out of the ordinary. "Sometimes we see it a little earlier in the year, in mid-September, and sometimes it waits until early October so it's not terribly
UPDATE: According to Lt. Jeremy House, 22-year-old Jamie Brokenrope is facing a deliberate homicide charge and is being held at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility. UPDATE 3:38 PM: Billings Police Capt. John Bedford says 22-year-old Jamie Brokenrope has turned herself in. Chad Fehr with the Yellowstone County Coroner's office says the 29-year-old woman who was fatally stabbed is Ruth Martinez.
The Rubber Duck Regatta was full of fun and excitement. It raised more than $23,000. Through all the fun and games, one family was able to create some memorable moments. KULR-8's Cornelius Hocker gives you a peek into the Brien Family's picture perfect day.
The Rubber Duck Regatta did it again. According to Big Sky Senior Services Executive Director Denise Armstrong, the Rubber Duck Regatta raised at least $23,000. All of the money will go to programs meant to help prevent elder abuse. Before the races, people waited shoulder to shoulder to purchase their ducks, either $5.00 for one or $25.00 for six, known
Billings Police Department needs your help. Around noon, an employee at the Wal Mart on King Avenue West was assaulted. The suspect assaulted the employee as the employee was taking ammo out. The suspect then used a crow bar from the store to break the gun case glass. The suspect stole an AR Bushmaster Gun and at least one box
With the grand opening of SCHEELS, business surrounding the mega store are optimistic their profits will increase. Party America owner Lisa Gouveia said it made sense to move her business out to Shiloh Crossing. She hopes to benefit from the synergy amongst the different businesses. In her words, foot traffic will increase to all businesses as people will park in
Those two mountain lion kittens rescued from a fire could soon find a new home. According to Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, the two are up for adoption on the zoo network. So far, there are no takers. The cubs were hiding under a log and firefighters discovered them while battling a blaze near Bitterroot National Forest. The roar of
A Cody man who plead guilty in his involvement in a triple murder wants a judge to change his prison sentence so he has a chance at parole. A judge sentence Stephen Hammer to three consecutive life sentences for the March 2013 shooting deaths of 40-year-old Ildiko Freitas and her parents. Hammer and Tanner VanPelt committed the murders as part
After years in the making, SCHEELS opened it's store in Shiloh Crossing. The parking lot was packed and the store full. KULR-8's Cornelius Hocker walks you through the main area of the new store live.
A cancer research fundraising event took place all over the United States and several countries. Stand Up To Cancer is in its 6th year. 2014 marked the first year SU2C and American Cancer Society partnered for the event. Each organization is donating $10,000,000 to the Dream Team, which in turn will go directly to research for lung cancer. Vicki Olson
Yellowstone National Park is on track to reach more than 3,000,000 visitors for about the 10th year in a row as the busy summer season comes to a close. About three quarters of a million visitors stopped by Yellowstone National Park just in the month of July. The park experienced roughly 20 search and rescue efforts this year which park
Distractions in the classroom these days go far beyond passing notes. With some Billings high schools using smart phones as classroom tools, they have to work harder to minimize the distractions. It's easy for students to let their social media distractions affect their time at school -- so then -- the responsibility is shifted to teachers and faculty. With smart
Men and women in uniform observe a minute of silence to honor fallen heroes. They've been taking part in the observance since September 11th, 2001. The Helena residents also come together for an annual breakfast. The Patriot Day coalition held a day of remembrance for all our fallen heroes "We want to combine both military and civilians because as you
A new report on adult obesity rates ranks the Treasure State near the best in the nation. According to a study from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Montana came in 6th with a rate of 24.6%. Wyoming did not do as well coming in at 21st with a rate of 27.8% Both states saw an increase. The hike was marginal
The Fall Home Improvement Show started Friday. This year, because of the major hail storm in May, there are a large number of booths featuring exterior renovations. Vendors who fix siding, roofs, and gutters say they're working the show because there are still homeowners looking for contractors to repair hail-damaged homes. They say they've been busy ever since spring and
The Big Sky School District fired the girls' basketball coach charged with raping two players on the Lone Peak High School team. After a board of trustees meeting Friday morning, they voted unanimously to fire 22-year-old Cyle Kokot. He coached the girl's team last year and was set to do it again this year. On Tuesday, Kokot made his initial
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