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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.

August 28, 2014 6:00 amLoading…

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.

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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.

July 30, 2014 8:25 amLoading…

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.

June 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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…
Billings' growth, mild temps heighten downtown concerns

Billings' growth, mild temps heighten downtown concerns

It’s not illegal to be homeless in Montana, nor to panhandle in Billings or quaff an adult beverage, in the right location.

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County approves new sheriff’s deputies contract

County approves new sheriff’s deputies contract

After nearly a year of, at times, difficult negotiations, Yellowstone County and the sheriff’s deputies union have a new, three-year contract.

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Deputies will see 5% raise under tentative contract deal

Deputies will see 5% raise under tentative contract deal

Negotiators have agreed on a three-year deal for Yellowstone County Sheriff's deputies that will include a 5.13 percent wage increase for the current year.

April 17, 2014 1:48 pm Photos

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Louisiana corrections firm says it will operate treatment center in Hardin jail

Louisiana corrections firm says it will operate treatment center in Hardin jail

A Louisiana corrections company plans a job fair April 16 at the Two Rivers Detention Facility in Hardin in an effort to find up to 115 employees to operate a therapeutic treatment center for Bureau of Indian Affairs inmates, beginning as early as May 15.

April 10, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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Sheriff identifies Shepherd man who died in river crash

Sheriff identifies Shepherd man who died in river crash

Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder on Friday identified the man who died after his truck went into the Yellowstone River Thursday as Daven Botsch, 40, of the Shepherd area.

April 04, 2014 11:13 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.

March 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Sheriff's deputies search for intruder in Lockwood; school temporarily locked down

Sheriff's deputies search for intruder in Lockwood; school temporarily locked down

Lockwood School was on a modified lock-down for about three hours on Wednesday after a nearby resident reported a home invasion. 

March 26, 2014 11:17 amLoading…
Traffic flowing again on Blue Creek Road after propane truck crash

Traffic flowing again on Blue Creek Road after propane truck crash

Blue Creek Road was closed for part of Friday after a propane delivery truck crashed shortly after noon at the intersection of Blue Creek Road and Hillcrest Road.

March 14, 2014 1:01 pm Photos

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