A woman must pay more than $11,500 in restitution for stealing thousands of dollars from 54 clients at her former employer, a Billings nonprofit that offers services to people with special needs.
A Billings man admitted to a felony drunken-driving offense Friday in District Court.
A 48-year-old man admitted Friday to charges stemming from six felony cases as part of a plea deal.
Rod Souza was sworn in as a new District Court judge on Monday morning. Souza defeated William Speare in November to earn the position.
After taking the bench for the first time at the Yellowstone County Courthouse on Monday, newly robed District Court Judge Rod Souza was lost for words.
For the first time since 2009 there were no new ornaments to hang on the Angel Tree in the lobby of the Yellowstone County Courthouse on Thursday.
Fifty-five years after land was donated for a West End Catholic school, that vision is moving close to fulfillment.
Mary Anne and Mac Souza of Billings celebrated their 50th anniversary with a trip to Spain and the Costa del Sol and also plan a family weekend in Las Vegas.
Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito said Wednesday he hopes to have the No. 2 position in his office filled by the end of the year.
When the tallying of the votes wrapped up early Wednesday, Rod Souza finished with a 10 percent lead over Bill Speare in unofficial final election results, with more than 55 percent of the votes, to replace retiring District Court Judge G. Todd Baugh.
Montanans must finish voting Tuesday, four weeks after General Election balloting opened. If you are among the 167,000 Montanans who already returned ballots to your county elections office, thanks for keeping democracy alive and well in our state.
Yellowstone County voters have a choice between two excellent Billings attorneys in the race to succeed District Court Judge G. Todd Baugh.
Editor’s note: This is part of the Gazette’s coverage on contested Yellowstone County races in the Nov. 4 election.
Two judicial candidates — Rod Souza and William J. Speare — led the field in unofficial final county results in the race to replace state District Judge G. Todd Baugh of Billings.
Yellowstone County is the busiest judicial district in Montana with a demanding criminal workload. Your next district judge must have the right experience, work ethic, and temperament to meet these challenges head-on. I grew up in Billings and understand this community. As a prosecutor and c…
Justice was served in Yellowstone County District Court Monday when 12 jurors unanimously agreed that Toby Eugene Griego is guilty on all 27 felony counts stemming brutal attacks on four Billings women.
Yellowstone County prosecutor Rod Souza holds Toby Griego's cellphone during closing arguments Monday.
About 200 potential jurors filed through the county courthouse Wednesday in the first day of jury selection in the trial of suspected serial rapist Toby Eugene Griego.
Gov. Steve Bullock now has the names of five Billings attorneys from which to choose the next District Court judge for Yellowstone County.
It’s good to have choices.