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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 24/7 Sobriety program keeps about 70 people out of the Yellowstone County jail every day.
A Yellowstone County Sheriff’s sergeant who is facing misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges in Deadwood, S.D., has been placed on paid administrative leave.
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.
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.
If other counties are going to use the Yellowstone County jail to house their prisoners, they can help pay for jail expansion costs.
Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder promoted two lieutenants to captains on Tuesday, citing their job dedication and responsibilities.
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.
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.
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.
Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder identified on Thursday the man found dead in an irrigation canal in January as Steven Michael Samples.
Law enforcement officers need the right tools to deal with people in crisis because of mental health or substance abuse problems.
The investigation into a body found last week in Coulson Park is being called a homicide, Sheriff Mike Linder said on Tuesday.