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Guest opinion: Montana Meth Project takes on growing drug threat

Guest opinion: Montana Meth Project takes on growing drug threat

Montanans, it is time we all take a stance to stop one of the most damaging and dangerous addictions that is occurring in our backyard. Methamphetamine is bulldozing across our great state leaving no community untouched.

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U.S. Marshal's task force closed nearly 1,000 cases in 2013

The U.S. Marshals Service's Montana Violent Offender Task Force, designed to track down people accused or convicted of violent crimes across the state, closed almost 1,000 cases in 2013, with more than half of them coming out of Billings.

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Aston Martin sports car forfeited, auctioned in FDA case

Aston Martin sports car forfeited, auctioned in FDA case

An Aston Martin sports car forfeited by a Belgrade man as part of a probe into the illegal importing of cancer drugs without federal approval sold on Monday for $110,000.

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Send off for Billings comic strip icon

Send off for Billings comic strip icon

Law enforcement officers met at the U.S. Marshals' office to say good bye to Stan Lynde the creator of the comic strips "Latigo" and "Rick O'Shay."

December 21, 2012 3:08 pmLoading…
Stan Lynde is given a Panama hat

Stan Lynde is given a Panama hat

Stan Lynde, artist and creator of the the comic strips "Rick O'Shay" and "Latigo," is given a Panama hat from U.S. Marshal Darrell Bell on Friday afternoon as part of a gag Ecuador Blend-In Kit. Lynde and his wife have sold their belongings and are moving to Ecuador to retire. In 1994, Lynde…

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Marshals task force arrests woman wanted on N.M. child sex assault charges

Marshals task force arrests woman wanted on N.M. child sex assault charges

The U.S. Marshals Service's Montana Violent Offender Task Force on Monday night arrested a woman wanted on more than 15 felony charges, including sexual assault of a child, in New Mexico.

July 10, 2012 1:23 pmLoading…
Task force arrests Billings man in Missoula rape

Task force arrests Billings man in Missoula rape

A Billings man wanted on a felony warrant out of Missoula County was arrested by officers from the Montana Violent Offender Task Force on Wednesday afternoon.

June 06, 2012 10:02 pmLoading…
A Colorado fugitive who killed himself identified

A Colorado fugitive who killed himself identified

A Colorado fugitive who killed himself in a Ballantine motel Friday night has been identified.

March 10, 2012 4:45 pmLoading…
U.S. marshals remain optimistic 1 year into federal hiring freeze

U.S. marshals remain optimistic 1 year into federal hiring freeze

Over the last year, the U.S. Marshals Service in Montana has lost one deputy each in its Billings and Missoula offices, a 20 percent staff reduction between the two.

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Baby makes unexpected appearance at county jail

The Yellowstone County jail had an unexpected visitor last weekend.

February 17, 2012 5:30 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Team up to protect Montana children

The most powerful statement made at a Monday press conference about Montana’s commitment to protecting children was who attended:

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Marijuana law, park district lead other top stories

Marijuana law, park district lead other top stories

There were plenty of other big news stories in 2011. Here’s a sampling:

January 01, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Montana U.S. Marshal Darrell Bell

Montana U.S. Marshal Darrell Bell

Former Billings acting Police Chief Darrell Bell became U.S. marshal for Montana in early 2011.

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Marshals arrest woman who walked away from pre-release center

Marshals arrest woman who walked away from pre-release center

Salenna ThreeFingers, who walked away from a women's pre-release program early Monday morning, is back behind bars after a federal task force arrested her during a traffic stop Tuesday.

December 13, 2011 4:37 pmLoading…

Task force arrests suspect in 1981 Texas murder

The U.S. Marshals Service’s Montana Violent Offender Task Force has arrested a man in northwestern Montana on a 30-year-old Texas murder warrant.

October 28, 2011 7:16 pmLoading…

U.S. Marshals arrest man after 5-year search

Members of the U.S. Marshals Montana Violent Offender Task Force on Wednesday arrested a man who led them on a five-year chase that took officers to Mexico and Germany.

March 09, 2011 3:29 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Teamwork pays off in fugitive arrests

Gazette opinion: Teamwork pays off in fugitive arrests

When then U.S. Marshal Dwight MacKay launched an interagency task force to apprehend fugitives in January 2005, he pledged to “catch bad guys and bad gals.”

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Fugitive task force collars record number

Fugitive task force collars record number

A federal task force arrested a record number of violent fugitives last year, apprehending almost 30 percent more offenders than in the previous year.

February 25, 2011 6:30 pm Photos

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Marshal Bell takes oath of office

Marshal Bell takes oath of office

Montana's new U.S. marshal, Darrell Bell, was sworn in to the job in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 7 but he felt the need to have something a little closer to home.

February 04, 2011 11:00 pm Photos

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Gallery: Darrell Bell sworn in

Gallery: Darrell Bell sworn in

February 04, 2011 4:45 pm Photos

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