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Gazette opinion: County jail fails to provide parity for women

Gazette opinion: County jail fails to provide parity for women

One section of the Yellowstone County jail looks like a campsite. Shoulder-high fabric dividers on plastic frames encircle an area with mattresses and blankets on the floor. Up to 20 women may be sleeping or sitting here 24/7. They share one toilet in a nearby cell left open for them to use …

November 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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John Ostlund watches election returns

John Ostlund watches election returns

Yellowstone County Commissioner John Ostlund, front, watches election returns at Gusick’s with fellow Republicans County Attorney Scott Twito, left, and Sheriff Mike Linder, at right.

November 04, 2014 9:28 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Jail diversion saves dollars, makes sense

Gazette opinion: Jail diversion saves dollars, makes sense

The Yellowstone County jail was built to hold 286 inmates. It has been overcrowded for years, and recently inmate totals have hovered between 450 and 500.

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Authorities find stolen vehicle, but continue to investigate man who jumped bridge

Authorities find stolen vehicle, but continue to investigate man who jumped bridge

Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder said police have recovered the truck believed to have been stolen after a man ditched his motorcycle and jumped into the Yellowstone River during a high-speed chase Oct. 10.

October 14, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…
Search continues for man who jumped in Yellowstone River after chase

Search continues for man who jumped in Yellowstone River after chase

The Yellowstone and Carbon sheriff's departments are still searching for a man who abandoned his motorcycle and jumped into the Yellowstone River following a chase Sunday night.

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Safely easing jail overcrowding: Judge believes program could save millions

Safely easing jail overcrowding: Judge believes program could save millions

A group of leaders in Yellowstone County’s criminal justice system are working on a project they believe could dramatically ease overcrowding at the county jail and potentially save the county millions of dollars a year.

October 01, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Police lieutenant formally announces write-in campaign for sheriff

Police lieutenant formally announces write-in campaign for sheriff

Billings Police Lt. Mark Cady launched his write-in campaign for Yellowstone County Sheriff on Friday, saying he decided on the race just this week after being approached by friends after church Sunday.

September 26, 2014 4:06 pm Photos

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Billings lawmakers plan to reform forfeiture law

Billings lawmakers plan to reform forfeiture law

A pair of freshman state lawmakers from Billings — a Democrat and a Republican — are proposing changes to the state’s civil asset forfeiture law and expect to bring legislation forward during the next legislative session.

September 09, 2014 4:04 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Public safety makes the case for 24/7 Sobriety

Gazette opinion: Public safety makes the case for 24/7 Sobriety

The 24/7 Sobriety program keeps about 70 people out of the Yellowstone County jail every day.

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Yellowstone County Sheriff’s sergeant on leave pending investigation

A Yellowstone County Sheriff’s sergeant who is facing misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges in Deadwood, S.D., has been placed on paid administrative leave.

August 19, 2014 11:50 amLoading…
With a little help from her friend, woman averts scam

With a little help from her friend, woman averts scam

Marlene Kehler Davis may have been taken in for a few minutes, but in the end she wasn’t about to fall for a scam in which the caller threatened her with arrest for skipping out on jury duty.

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Pest prep: Parks department plans for arrival of emerald ash borer

Pest prep: Parks department plans for arrival of emerald ash borer

City leaders should take heed of a small but deadly pest that could well be on its way to destroying millions of dollars worth of ash trees in Billings.

August 05, 2014 2:00 am Photos

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Yellowstone County raising rates for inmates from other counties

Yellowstone County raising rates for inmates from other counties

If other counties are going to use the Yellowstone County jail to house their prisoners, they can help pay for jail expansion costs.

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Yellowstone County sheriff promotes 2 to captain ranks

Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder promoted two lieutenants to captains on Tuesday, citing their job dedication and responsibilities.

July 15, 2014 11:35 amLoading…

Ups and Downs:

Little Bighorn Memorial. Eleven years after the Indian Memorial was dedicated at Little Bighorn National Battlefield, its completion was celebrated on the 138th anniversary of the historic fight in southeast Montana.

June 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Price tag for Yellowstone County jail expansion goes up

Price tag for Yellowstone County jail expansion goes up

The estimated cost of expanding the Yellowstone County jail got a little higher on Tuesday with no clear way for how the county would pay for it.

June 25, 2014 12:30 am Photos

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Sheriff warns of warrant scam

Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder warned the public on Friday of a current scam in which a caller asks somebody to pay a fine for a warrant or risk arrest.

June 20, 2014 3:15 pmLoading…
Sheriff identifies man found dead in irrigation ditch

Sheriff identifies man found dead in irrigation ditch

Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder identified on Thursday the man found dead in an irrigation canal in January as Steven Michael Samples.

June 19, 2014 4:20 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Train more officers to deal with downtown issues

Gazette opinion: Train more officers to deal with downtown issues

Law enforcement officers need the right tools to deal with people in crisis because of mental health or substance abuse problems.

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Body in Coulson Park was Billings man; authorities investigating as homicide

Body in Coulson Park was Billings man; authorities investigating as homicide

The investigation into a body found last week in Coulson Park is being called a homicide, Sheriff Mike Linder said on Tuesday.

May 27, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

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