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Exemption won't set precedent in clerk's office

“I, Kristie Lee Boelter, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of the state of Montana, and that I will discharge the duties of my office with fidelity, so help me God.” This is the oath tha…

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Jordan Coleman enters plea

Jordan Coleman enters plea

Jordan Todd Coleman, right, appears Friday with his attorney, Vernon Woodward, to enter guilty pleas to charges that he raped two 13-year-old girls in 2013.

October 24, 2014 10:26 am
Pamela Fink Coleman watched

Pamela Fink Coleman watched

Pamela Fink Coleman, 40, watches as her son Jordan Coleman enters guilty pleas to two rape charges Friday in Yellowstone County District Court. She faces felony charges alleging she had nude cellphone photos of one of her son’s alleged victims.

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Man denies felony DUI

Man denies felony DUI

A Billings man denied on Friday what is at least his fifth drunken-driving offense.

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2 men charged with tying up, robbing couple

2 men charged with tying up, robbing couple

Two men already in jail on unrelated charges were charged Friday with tying up a couple and stealing from their home in July.

October 17, 2014 12:22 pm Photos

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Justice Wheat cites legal, personal experiences

Justice Wheat cites legal, personal experiences

HELENA — Supreme Court Justice Mike Wheat points to his years of legal experience as the chief reason to elect him to a full eight-year term on the Montana Supreme Court.

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Man pleads not guilty to sexual abuse of girl, 10; bond stays at $85,000

A 42-year-old man pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges alleging he sexually abused a 10-year-old girl in 2012 and 2013.

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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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Guest opinion: Judge must handle heavy workload effectively

Guest opinion: Judge must handle heavy workload effectively

A career spent in the courtroom trying cases, writing daily, working with all kinds of people and making tough decisions, all while administering one of Montana’s busiest law offices has prepared me to serve our community as your next District Court judge.

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Man denies negligent homicide charge in 2012 infant death

Man denies negligent homicide charge in 2012 infant death

A 31-year-old Butte man denied Thursday a felony negligent homicide accusation stemming from the death of his infant daughter in 2012.

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Heights casino robber sentenced

Heights casino robber sentenced

A man who admitted in July to robbing a Heights Casino in 2011 was sentenced Tuesday.

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Man sentenced for Billings bank robbery

Man sentenced for Billings bank robbery

A man whom prosecutors described as "essentially a career criminal at this point" was sentenced on Tuesday for the March robbery of a West End bank.

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Juanita Hooper teaches a parenting class

Juanita Hooper teaches a parenting class

Juanita Hooper teaches a Saturday morning TransParenting class for divorcing parents and separating partners at the Center for Children and Families in Billings. 

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Man admits to sex with 14-year-old girl when he was 18

Man admits to sex with 14-year-old girl when he was 18

A 20-year-old man admitted Friday to having a sexual relationship with a girl, who was 14 years old at the time, from July 2012 to May 2013.

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Judge gives deferred sentence to man in 3rd domestic assault

Judge gives deferred sentence to man in 3rd domestic assault

A Billings man received a deferred sentence on Tuesday for what court records described as his third domestic assault conviction.

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Judge enforces $300K agreement, concussion lawsuit

BOZEMAN — A District Court judge in Bozeman has enforced a $300,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed by a former Three Forks High School football player over a series of concussions suffered in practice in 2009.

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Gazette opinion: Council must rectify failure to give public notice

The Billings City Council has violated the Montana Constitution and state statute by failing to give public notice of “council initiatives” and votes.

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After initially blaming disabled stepson, man pleads guilty to DUI

After initially blaming disabled stepson, man pleads guilty to DUI

A Billings man prosecutors say twice crashed into a ditch while driving drunk with his disabled stepson in the vehicle last July pleaded guilty to DUI and endangerment charges on Friday.

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Montana Supreme Court on Judge Baugh

Montana Supreme Court on Judge Baugh

June 04, 2014 3:20 pm
Man admits to assaulting his public defense attorney

Man admits to assaulting his public defense attorney

A California fugitive admitted Friday to attacking his public defense attorney in January during a court hearing.

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