Montana’s only women’s prison is out of space. With a capacity of 194, it had 196 inmates on a recent weekday. Twenty-eight other inmates were being held in county jails, awaiting a bed at the prison on South 27th Street.
Sexual assault is a heinous crime. An authoritative study has concluded that one in three American women will be sexually abused in their lifetime. The physical and emotional damage can be deep and long-lasting. That’s why I took the U.S. Department of Justice’s questions about the handling …
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.
When Yellowstone County District Judge G. Todd Baugh responded to the Montana Supreme Court last week, he admitted responsibility for imposing “the wrong mandatory minimum” sentence on Stacey Rambold.
The Montana Board of Crime Control has awarded $4 million in grants to crisis agencies and local law enforcement.
There is no good news in the tragic case of the 14-year-old rape victim who committed suicide, her 47-year-old assailant and the judge whose mistakes intensified the outrage.
Montana lost a pioneering attorney and jurist last week. Diane Barz, 70, died after battling cancer for nearly eight years.
BUTTE — A 24-year-old man awaiting trial in a Butte shooting death has been sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison for planning to sell six pounds of methamphetamine.
I made a decision to run against Judge Baugh in December, 2013, because voters want a judge who is more in tune with this community's sense of justice. Unlike the other candidates who filed much later, I did not run after being denied a judicial appointment.
Yellowstone County is the busiest judicial district in Montana with a demanding criminal workload. Your next district judge must have the right experience, work ethic, and temperament to meet these challenges head-on. I grew up in Billings and understand this community. As a prosecutor and c…
I am running for judge to bring my 30 years of experience as a trial attorney in this community to the bench. I have a broad understanding of the laws of the state of Montana, and the state and federal constitutions. I have devoted my professional life to providing the best possible advocacy…
I am William J. "Bill" Speare, and I am running to be your next District Court judge. There are two parts to developing wisdom: experience and the sense to learn from experience. I am fortunate to have both.
Attorneys for the Missoula man accused of killing German exchange student Diren Dede say the teen's companion on the night of the shooting told police they had entered local garages on several previous occasions.
A 42-year-old woman appeared in court Tuesday after police say a traffic stop Monday night revealed methamphetamine, OxyContin, morphine and 68 syringes in her car, all while her 3-year-old child was in the passenger seat.
A woman appeared in court Tuesday on two felony charges of criminal child endangerment, two misdemeanor charges for failing to have her children in a car seat and one misdemeanor charge for driving with a suspended license.
Sometimes the wheels of justice turn at an agonizingly slow pace. Such is the case of the sexual assaults on a 14-year-old Billings high school student perpetrated by a 47-year-old business teacher.
One of the largest prescription drug collection efforts in Billings netted nearly 600 pounds of expired drugs, and police expect another significant haul Saturday when residents are urged to turn over their unused drugs.
Next month Montana’s busiest judicial district will be back to a full force of six full-time judges. Billings attorney Michael Moses is preparing to start his new job the week of May 19.
Three people charged in connection with a home invasion Tuesday appeared in Justice Court Friday before Judge Pro Tem Lance Lundvall.