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Standoff suspect charged with probation violation

Standoff suspect charged with probation violation

The convicted felon involved in a four-hour standoff with Billings police on the South Side on Dec. 15 was charged Wednesday with violating his probation — the same charge that led to a warrant that sparked the standoff in the first place.

December 17, 2014 1:52 pmLoading…
Two gay couples turned away at the courthouse by balky computers

Two gay couples turned away at the courthouse by balky computers

Two gay couples hoping to be the first in Yellowstone County to tie the knot Wednesday afternoon were done in by the state’s computer system.

November 19, 2014 4:37 pm Photos

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Man accused of hitting pregnant girlfriend with hatchet

Man accused of hitting pregnant girlfriend with hatchet

A man was accused Monday of strangling his pregnant girlfriend last week before hitting her with the blunt end of a hatchet.

October 20, 2014 4:15 pmLoading…
Judge, retired IRS agent running for Justice of the Peace

Judge, retired IRS agent running for Justice of the Peace

Editor’s note: This is part of the Gazette’s coverage on contested Yellowstone County races in the Nov. 4 election.

October 04, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Panel to recommend 2.5% pay raise for county elected officials

Panel to recommend 2.5% pay raise for county elected officials

A Yellowstone County compensation board will recommend that elected officials receive a 2.5 percent base wage increase for fiscal year 2015.

June 24, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…
Incumbent Hernandez, challenger Mayott win justice of the peace races

Incumbent Hernandez, challenger Mayott win justice of the peace races

Longtime Yellowstone County Justice of the Peace Pedro Hernandez and challenger Michael Mayott are the top two contenders for the judge position in Department 2, with Hernandez taking a commanding lead.

June 03, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Contested races challenge voters to be well informed

It’s good to have choices.

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Billings police officer files for JP post

Billings police officer files for JP post

A Billings police officer has filed for Yellowstone County justice of the peace, becoming the second challenger to longtime incumbent Judge Pedro Hernandez.

March 05, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Retired IRS agent files for Yellowstone County justice of the peace

A retired IRS agent filed this week for Yellowstone County justice of the peace, challenging longtime incumbent Judge Pedro Hernandez.

February 05, 2014 3:10 pmLoading…
Billings woman charged with aiding Lockwood slaying suspect

Billings woman charged with aiding Lockwood slaying suspect

One day after her boyfriend was charged with helping a man try to cover up the Jan. 3 shooting death of another man in Lockwood, a 32-year-old Billings woman was charged Wednesday with a similar crime.

January 08, 2014 5:05 pmLoading…
Pedro Hernandez

Pedro Hernandez

Newly elected Yellowstone County Justice of the Peace Pedro Hernandez is sworn in by Judge Ingrid Gustafson during a ceremony at the County Commissioners offices on Dec. 28, 2010.

January 06, 2014 11:03 pmLoading…
Most county officials say they’ll seek re-election

Most county officials say they’ll seek re-election

Two longtime elected officials in Yellowstone County say they will seek re-election again this year, while at least one courthouse veteran, Max Lenington, has announced he will retire.

January 06, 2014 5:25 pm Photos

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Couples take advantage of sequential date to tie the knot

Couples take advantage of sequential date to tie the knot

For a handful of couples, Tuesday was the perfect day to get hitched down at the county courthouse.

November 12, 2013 8:00 pm Photos

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Man charged with December stabbing on South Side

Man charged with December stabbing on South Side

A Billings man was charged Thursday with stabbing another man numerous times last December on the South Side.

November 07, 2013 5:05 pmLoading…

Man charged with punching pregnant woman

A man with what prosecutors said was a criminal history dating back 45 years was charged Thursday with punching a pregnant woman.

November 07, 2013 4:55 pmLoading…

Man charged with fifth DUI

A 43-year-old Billings man charged Thursday with felony drunken-driving had a blood-alcohol concentration more than three and a half times the legal limit after the crash that resulted in his arrest, authorities said.

October 31, 2013 4:49 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: The case for putting a lawyer on the JP bench

Yellowstone County is on the right track as a search commences to fill the justice of the peace office that will be vacant at year’s end with the retirement of Larry Herman.

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City Lights: Longtime judge witnesses a changing society

Not too long ago, a defendant came into Yellowstone County Justice of the Peace Pedro Hernandez’s courtroom to enter a plea to charges of aggravated DUI and eluding a peace officer.

May 26, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Man charged with selling Oxycontin, mushrooms to undercover officer

A 23-year-old Lewistown man accused of selling Oxycontin and psilocybin mushrooms to an undercover officer made his first court appearance Friday on two felony drug distribution charges.

May 04, 2012 7:45 pmLoading…
Judges instruct, entertain high school visitors

Judges instruct, entertain high school visitors

Justice of the Peace Pedro Hernandez told a visiting group of high school students Thursday that his experience with the law goes way back.

April 19, 2012 9:00 pmLoading…

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