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Gazette opinion: Judicial priorities for Yellowstone County lawmakers

Gazette opinion: Judicial priorities for Yellowstone County lawmakers

Montana’s most populous county has some issues that are much bigger than challenges seen in other counties.

November 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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Gazette opinion: Sober grads make case for treatment courts

Gazette opinion: Sober grads make case for treatment courts

A U.S. Army color guard posted flags in a courtroom where tables were laden with flowers, cake and sandwiches. The standing-room-only crowd included congressional representatives and guests from Helena. Wednesday was graduation day in Yellowstone County District Court.

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Billings man admits to sex offense against teen

A Billings man admitted on Thursday to committing a sexual offense against a teenage girl.

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2 sentenced for walking away from pre-release centers

2 sentenced for walking away from pre-release centers

A man and woman were sentenced on Thursday for walking away from Montana pre-release centers in separate incidents in 2012.

May 01, 2014 11:30 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Grants won’t solve county’s ongoing problem

Collaboration between the Yellowstone County jail and the Community Crisis Center helped connect seriously mentally ill and addicted inmates to treatment services in the community, services that continued upon release from jail.

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Billings man gets 70 years for murdering great-grandmother

Billings man gets 70 years for murdering great-grandmother

A 19-year-old Billings man was sentenced Thursday to 70 years in prison for murdering his great-grandmother in her South Side home last July.

March 27, 2014 4:19 pm Photos

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Wisconsin man sentenced for drug possession after I-90 stop

Wisconsin man sentenced for drug possession after I-90 stop

A 56-year-old Wisconsin man arrested last year after he was found with more than 3 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 90 was sentenced Thursday in District Court.

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Man accused in 2013 shooting incident, police chase facing new charges

Man accused in 2013 shooting incident, police chase facing new charges

A 22-year-old Billings man charged last fall with firing a gun outside a busy Heights store and, in an earlier incident, leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase, was charged Thursday with stealing a pickup truck.

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Man tied to burglary ring gets suspended sentence for theft, drugs

Man tied to burglary ring gets suspended sentence for theft, drugs

A Billings man who admitted last November to his part in burglaries that raised money to buy drugs received a suspended sentence on Thursday.

February 20, 2014 2:43 pmLoading…
Man sentenced for robbery, selling fake drugs

Man sentenced for robbery, selling fake drugs

A man who admitted to robbing a Billings tobacco store with a knife and, in an unrelated incident, selling fake drugs to a police informant, was sentenced Thursday.

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Community partners help veterans court

Montanans have traditionally heeded the call for military service, as our brave men and women fight in regions across the globe. Veterans returning to civilian life often struggle with PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury and addictions, leading them into an entirely different war zone.

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Man charged with assaulting common-law wife

Man charged with assaulting common-law wife

A Billings man with a history of domestic assaults was charged Wednesday with hitting his common-law wife during a fight.

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Man sentenced to 50 years for sexually assaulting boy

Man sentenced to 50 years for sexually assaulting boy

A judge has sentenced a man convicted of molesting a young boy to 70 years in Montana State Prison, with 20 years suspended.

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Gazette opinion: Court supports veterans’ battle for sobriety

Gazette opinion: Court supports veterans’ battle for sobriety

The U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps were honored last week in Yellowstone County District Court. With flags of the four military branches posted near the bench, Judge Mary Jane Knisely led the crowd in the pledge of allegiance. The room was packed with Yellowstone County Veterans…

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City's insurer to pay $900,000 in Rose Park pool death

City's insurer to pay $900,000 in Rose Park pool death

The insurer for the city of Billings has agreed to pay $900,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who died of a heart attack at Rose Park pool in 2011.

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Robin Hanel apologizes for statement about mayoral candidate McFadden

Robin Hanel apologizes for statement about mayoral candidate McFadden

Robin Hanel publicly apologized Friday for comments she made a week earlier about her husband's electoral opponent.

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Man denies charges for 14th DUI

Man denies charges for 14th DUI

A man with 13 drunken-driving convictions denied charges Thursday for a 14th.

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Woman 'very sorry' for spoon spanking gets deferred sentence

Woman 'very sorry' for spoon spanking gets deferred sentence

A Billings woman won’t be jailed for beating a child with a kitchen spoon.

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Mayoral candidate accuses incumbent's wife of slander

Mayoral candidate accuses incumbent's wife of slander

Billings mayoral candidate John McFadden said he is considering taking legal action against the wife of Mayor Tom Hanel, saying she slandered him at a public forum.

October 25, 2013 12:15 am Video Related Loading…

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