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.
Rod Souza, Yellowstone County’s chief deputy attorney, has filed for the district judge seat held for the last 30 years by G. Todd Baugh, who announced he is retiring at the end of the year. Souza also has applied to be considered for appointment to a district judge position formerly held by…
The youngest students wore “Make God Smile!” T-shirts and sat cross-legged on their jackets on the floor of the Ralph Nelles Center at Central Catholic High School.
A Yellowstone County district judge Monday ordered a former Senior High teacher convicted of raping a 14-year-old female student who later committed suicide to spend 30 days in jail.
The Billings Catholic Schools board will spend the next several weeks forming a new committee that will focus on Catholic culture and identity within the school system and parishes.
An all-schools Mass at Central High kicked off Catholic Schools Week on Monday morning.
The Billings Catholic Schools board, in its regular meeting Wednesday, discussed the need to address school safety in light of last week's school shooting in Connecticut and recent unrest locally.
Prosecuting crimes of cruelty to animals is extremely difficult in Montana. State laws protect the property rights of animal owners. State laws protect the interests of horse breeders and other livestock producers.
A man who helped his family escape their war-torn homeland in Africa was sentenced Friday to 25 years at Montana State Prison.
After the longest trial in Yellowstone County Justice Court history, a jury found Billings livestock breeder James Leachman guilty on Tuesday evening of all five counts of abusing his horses.
James Leachman III, a high school senior from Texas, testified Friday that he helped his grandfather place identification leg bands on hundreds of Billings horses and that the plastic bands weren’t too tight.
Billings cattle and horse breeder James Leachman turned a blind eye to "abandoned and suffering horses,” Yellowstone Deputy County Attorney Ingrid Rosenquist said Tuesday during Leachman's trial on misdemeanor animal abuse charges.