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Billings center to provide equine therapy for veterans

billingsgazette.com — Veterans with physical disabilities and psychological trauma from their time at war may soon have access to support from the horses at Intermountain Equestrian Center. The center, located on U.S. Highway 3 north of Billings, announced plans Friday to offer an equine therapy program for veterans. The nonprofit program is called Horses Spirits Healing.
Nov 22, 2014

.@BGBrouwer writes about #veterans receiving much-needed therapy with the help of horses: bit.ly/1zMgOuS via @billingsgazette

Eaton to remain housed on death row pending possible appeal

billingsgazette.com — CASPER, Wyo. - Dale Wayne Eaton will remain housed away from the general population pending a possible appeal by the attorney general, according to the Wyoming Department of Corrections. A federal judge's decision Thursday states that Eaton's trial lawyers failed to present evidence about his past that might have persuaded jurors to let him live.
Nov 22, 2014

Eaton to remain housed on death row pending possible appeal: CASPER, Wyo. — Dale Wayne Eaton will remain house... bit.ly/1yDbqcI

Colliding cousins: Huntley Project, Townsend brace for family showdown

billingsgazette.com — Sometime Saturday afternoon, it's going to happen. Tucker Hould knows it. Austin Bessette knows it. Sometime, probably early in their Class B state championship football game, they will have to make a split-second decision. Family or team? Hould is a 6-foot-1, 190-pound senior running back/strong safety for Huntley Project.

Laurel grad among nation's best in the classroom and on the field

billingsgazette.com — HELENA -- Sean Condon is a perfectionist. For some players, that could be a maddening trait. But for Carroll's senior defensive end, it turns out that it isn't all that bad. Mostly because, in truth, he rarely makes mistakes. "Sean is so smart.

Man charged in pair of knife attacks; 1 victim in critical condition

billingsgazette.com — A man arrested after police went to a house described by a prosecutor as "covered in blood" is facing two counts of assault with a weapon, and another man remained in critical condition Friday with a stab wound to the chest.
Nov 21, 2014

Man charged in pair of knife attacks; 1 victim in critical condition: A man arrested after police went to a ho... bit.ly/1xXSypn

Bozeman woman given 20 years of supervision for drunkenly smothering infant son

billingsgazette.com — On Friday, the day her son would have turned 3 years old, a Bozeman woman was sentenced to 20 years of state supervision for drunkenly falling asleep and smothering him to death in a Billings hotel room in 2012.
Nov 21, 2014

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Former Billings car dealer gets prison for bank fraud

billingsgazette.com — The former owner of Payless Auto Sales, a failed Billings dealership, apologized Thursday in federal court for hurting friends and family in a large scheme that defrauded banks and others of nearly $400,000. "Obviously, I'm not a businessman and I've made some mistakes," James M. Crittenden, of Molt, told U.S.
Nov 21, 2014

Former Billings car dealer gets prison for bank fraud: The former owner of Payless Auto Sales, a failed Billin... bit.ly/1qJJGUR

Are you a Cat or a Griz?

billingsgazette.com — You might "like" one team or the other. You might even be a "fan." But are you really a Bobcat or a Grizzly?
Nov 21, 2014

RT @BGKarenS: For the record, my signature move in Techmo Super Bowl was the flea flicker, my QB Steve Young bgz.tt/qf2ur pic.twitter.com/AftOqjaMOt

Discounted tickets to Justin Moore to be released Friday at 10 a.m.

billingsgazette.com — A limited number of $9.50 tickets will be released at 10 a.m. Friday for Justin Moore's show scheduled for Saturday at MetraPark's Rimrock Auto Arena. Moore will be joined by Thomas Rhett and Jordan Rager for his "Off the Beaten Path Tour." Service and facility fees will be added to the price of the tickets.

Woman admits endangering son by driving under the influence of prescription drugs

billingsgazette.com — A woman admitted Friday that she endangered her son by driving while under the influence of prescription drugs. Angela Marie Howard pleaded guilty to felony criminal child endangerment before Yellowstone County District Judge Ingrid Gustafson, who scheduled her for sentencing on Jan. 22. Howard was arrested Sept.
Nov 21, 2014

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Man admits assaulting wife one week after sentencing for earlier assault

billingsgazette.com — A 29-year-old man admitted Friday that he assaulted his wife in March - less than one week after he was sentenced for beating the same woman. Brian Edward Shibley appeared in Yellowstone County District Court, where he pleaded guilty to one count of felony partner or family member assault.
Nov 21, 2014

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Media seek contempt of court against House GOP over illegal caucus

billingsgazette.com — HELENA - Twenty-two media groups, including The Billings Gazette, have asked a District Court judge to find the Republican House caucus in contempt of court for holding an illegal party caucus on Nov. 13.

Man will go to trial for death of Wyoming student

billingsgazette.com — LARAMIE, Wyo. - The criminal case of a 20-year-old Casper man accused in the death of a University of Wyoming student has advanced to a trial court. Dalton Williams is charged with second-degree murder or manslaughter in the alternative. A Circuit Court judge found enough evidence to send the case to District Court for trial.
Nov 21, 2014

Man will go to trial for death of Wyoming student: LARAMIE, Wyo. — The criminal case of a 20-year-old Casper m... bit.ly/1vwmD0X

Weekly Webb: Serving up hope

billingsgazette.com — What country musician Jason DeShaw didn't know about himself almost killed him four years ago. The Plentywood native was on his way up, performing in Europe and across North America while simultaneously recording five albums since he entered the music business in 2003.
Nov 21, 2014

Nice work by @jaci56 about Jason #DeShaw sharing his struggle with mental illness through song: bit.ly/1vvOHRZ via @billingsgazette

Health officials, emergency responders prepare in event of Ebola

billingsgazette.com — A person who may have Ebola has been identified and is being monitored in the community. Now what? That is one of the scenarios a group of nearly 100 health care workers and first responders were presented with Thursday during a 2 ½-hour exercise focused on how best to prepare for - and respond to - Ebola.

Federal judge overturns Montana’s gay marriage ban

billingsgazette.com — HELENA - A federal judge in Montana on Wednesday overturned the state's gay marriage ban. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris ruled that Montana's constitutional amendment limiting marriage to between a man and a woman violates the 14th Amendment's Equal Protection Clause. "This Court recognizes that not everyone will celebrate this outcome," Morris wrote.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @GayRightsMedia: Today Montana Became the 35th State Where Gay Couples May Legally Marry fb.me/1FgYsgfU3

Woman accused of using piece of wood to assault boyfriend

billingsgazette.com — A woman accused of scratching her boyfriend's face until he bled and then beating him with a piece of wood appeared in court Thursday on a felony assault with a weapon charge. Rita Dee Ryan, 43, also faces a misdemeanor domestic assault charge. On Sept.
Nov 20, 2014

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Man sentenced for DUI, criminal endangerment and bail-jumping

billingsgazette.com — A Billings judge Thursday sentenced a 34-year-old man to the Montana Department of Corrections for felony counts of DUI and criminal endangerment. Nickerson Arthur also pleaded guilty Thursday to felony bail-jumping, admitting that he skipped out on an earlier sentencing hearing in his DUI case.
Nov 20, 2014

Man sentenced for DUI, criminal endangerment and bail-jumping: A Billings judge Thursday sentenced a 34-year-o... bit.ly/1qCLoHA

Teen convicted of killing guard in jail cell

billingsgazette.com — GERING, Neb. - A Wyoming teenager has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a jail guard he strangled when she entered his cell at a juvenile detention facility in Nebraska. Dylan Cardeilhac, 16, faces at least 20 years in prison when sentenced in January for the death of 24-year-old Amanda Baker.
Nov 20, 2014

Teen convicted of killing guard in jail cell: GERING, Neb. — A Wyoming teenager has been convicted of second-d... bit.ly/11zNc84