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Man admits to felony DUI

Man admits to felony DUI

A Billings man admitted to a felony drunken-driving offense Friday in District Court.

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Man admits to charges in six cases

Man admits to charges in six cases

A 48-year-old man admitted Friday to charges stemming from six felony cases as part of a plea deal.

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Husband, wife plead not guilty to charges in death of infant

Husband, wife plead not guilty to charges in death of infant

A Billings couple accused in the death of their infant son pleaded not guilty to all charges on Thursday in District Court.

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Five year sentence for man who choked wife, assaulted child

Five year sentence for man who choked wife, assaulted child

In a case prosecutors said involved “some very serious domestic violence,” a man was sentenced Monday for drunkenly attacking his wife and son in 2013.

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Man sentenced for biting police officer

Man sentenced for biting police officer

A man who admitted in November to biting a Billings Police Department officer was given a five-year suspended sentence Monday.

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New District Court judge

New District Court judge

Rod Souza was sworn in as a new District Court judge on Monday morning. Souza defeated William Speare in November to earn the position.

January 05, 2015 11:09 am Photos

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'An irreplaceable guy': Judge Souza takes bench in District Court

'An irreplaceable guy': Judge Souza takes bench in District Court

After taking the bench for the first time at the Yellowstone County Courthouse on Monday, newly robed District Court Judge Rod Souza was lost for words.

January 05, 2015 10:15 am Photos

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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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