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Gazette opinion: Pick Souza for community service, courtroom expertise

Gazette opinion: Pick Souza for community service, courtroom expertise

Yellowstone County voters have a choice between two excellent Billings attorneys in the race to succeed District Court Judge G. Todd Baugh.

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Ask the Judge: Getting away with DUIs?

Ask the Judge: Getting away with DUIs?

First question for the new column: “How can someone have so many DUI’s and not be in prison?”

October 05, 2014 12:00 am Related

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Officials tout low recidivism, acknowledge some fall through probation structure

Officials tout low recidivism, acknowledge some fall through probation structure

CASPER, Wyo. — Austin Ideen took part in a violent, drunken home invasion and assault in Casper.

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Authorities again arrest brother of man killed by Billings police officer

Authorities again arrest brother of man killed by Billings police officer

Jason Lee Ramirez, the brother of a man shot to death by a Billings police officer last month, was arrested Thursday.

May 01, 2014 10:21 pm Photos

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Montana’s correctional system almost exceeding capacity, corrections director says

HELENA — The number of criminal offenders in Montana’s correctional system has increased by about 2,000 people in the past year, pushing the system to its limits, state Corrections Director Mike Batista said Monday.

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Gazette opinion: Justice and sobriety for all in treatment court

Judge Ingrid Gustafson’s courtroom was filled Thursday afternoon with nearly 20 drug addicts ready to celebrate sobriety.

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Buxton man admits to grow operation, intent to sell pot

Buxton man admits to grow operation, intent to sell pot

A Buxton man changed his plea Thursday morning to guilty for felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute.

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Whitefish man sentenced for raping baby sitter

KALISPELL — A 25-year-old Whitefish man who, with his wife, supplied a 15-year-old baby sitter with marijuana and alcohol and then raped her has been sentenced to five years in prison without parole.

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Charges re-filed in Montana hit-and-run death

GREAT FALLS — State prosecutors have re-filed negligent homicide and criminal endangerment charges against a north-central Montana man charged with backing over three people with his pickup, killing one.

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House drops bill to restore felons' voting rights

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming House has defeated a bill that would have allowed nonviolent felons to get their civil rights restored immediately after serving their sentences or finishing parole or probation.

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Arrest warrant issued in baseball bat attack

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Butte man accused of playing a part in an attack on several people with a baseball bat and pool cue last month.

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Man pleads no contest in tow truck driver's death

GILLETTE, Wyo. - A 29-year-old man accused of hitting and killing a tow truck driver on Interstate 90 has pleaded no contest to aggravated vehicular homicide.

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Stolen potato chips lead to assault on officers

BUTTE - A call that started with a stolen bag of potato chips ended with the accused shoplifter in jail on four counts of felony assault on a peace officer.

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Great Falls man makes initial appearance in shooting

GREAT FALLS — A 20-year-old Great Falls man charged with shooting a 16-year-old girl in the leg during what police say was a drug deal gone bad has made an initial court appearance in District Court.

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Judge moves Sherry Arnold homicide trial to Glendive

Judge moves Sherry Arnold homicide trial to Glendive

A state judge on Thursday moved the trial of a Colorado man charged with killing a popular eastern Montana teacher after defense attorneys argued that he could not receive a fair hearing in her hometown.

October 24, 2013 3:17 pm Photos

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Washington man pleads guilty to promoting prostitution in Casper

CASPER, Wyo. — The man Casper police billed as a Pacific Coast pimp will likely sidestep jail time.

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Man charged with intent to distribute methamphetamine

Man charged with intent to distribute methamphetamine

A man prosecutors said was planning to sell methamphetamine was charged in Yellowstone County Justice Court on Wednesday.

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Casper man’s probation revoked after he allegedly shot kids with BB gun

CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper man lost his probation privileges as well as the opportunity to scrub a felony from his record after allegedly shooting two young children with a BB gun.

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Former Casper church janitor pleads guilty to abusing young girls

Former Casper church janitor pleads guilty to abusing young girls

CASPER, Wyo. — A former church janitor could spend nearly 20 years in jail after his second sex crime conviction in a decade.

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Casper man pleads guilty to knife threat

CASPER, Wyo. — Attorneys pitched a second plea deal for Lonnie Parham on Friday morning after the first was rejected in May by Natrona County District Judge Catherine Wilking.

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