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Gazette opinion: Jail diversion saves dollars, makes sense

Gazette opinion: Jail diversion saves dollars, makes sense

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.

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Smarter traffic signals, safer traveling public

Billings traffic signals are set for major upgrades over the next three years that should help traffic flow more smoothly — even at signals near train tracks.

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Meth 'comeback' brings big fallout locally, panel says

Meth 'comeback' brings big fallout locally, panel says

Chances are high that the local crimes you read about in the newspaper — robbery, assault, theft — have a common root in meth use.

October 06, 2014 8:30 pm Video Photos

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Montana Meth Project hosts panel today on meth use in Billings

An update and panel discussion on the status of methamphetamine in Billings is set for 4 p.m. today at the Billings Public Library.

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Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito

Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito

Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito makes a point during the sentencing of Stacey Rambold Friday afternoon.

September 26, 2014 3:49 pmLoading…
Prosecutors will seek 10 years in prison for Stacey Dean Rambold

Prosecutors will seek 10 years in prison for Stacey Dean Rambold

A Montana prosecutor is seeking 10 years in prison for a teacher who raped a 14-year-old student, after the Supreme Court rejected a one-month sentence from an earlier judge whose comments pinned some responsibility on the victim.

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Gazette opinion: Montana must overcome the meth profiteers

Gazette opinion: Montana must overcome the meth profiteers

Let’s do the math on meth trafficking.

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Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito

Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito

Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito talks about the growing number of meth cases in Yellowstone County during an interview on Aug. 26.

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County Attorney: Man charged in fatal stabbing may be arraigned next week

County Attorney: Man charged in fatal stabbing may be arraigned next week

The Yellowstone County Attorney said Thursday that the man charged in a fatal downtown stabbing may be arraigned in District Court next week.

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Yellowstone County elected officials may see 2.5% pay raise

Yellowstone County elected officials may see 2.5% pay raise

A panel of mostly Yellowstone County elected officials is considering giving elected officials a 2.5 percent increase to their base wages for fiscal year 2015.

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'She puts victim's needs first': County victim advocate earns statewide honor

'She puts victim's needs first': County victim advocate earns statewide honor

Angie Fox was speechless as she made her way to the front of Judge Gregory Todd’s courtroom while family, friends and co-workers gave her a standing ovation.

May 06, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: A second chance at justice for Cherice

Gazette opinion: A second chance at justice for Cherice

Sometimes the wheels of justice turn at an agonizingly slow pace. Such is the case of the sexual assaults on a 14-year-old Billings high school student perpetrated by a 47-year-old business teacher.

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Lenington’s latest letter didn’t violate county policy, not grounds for recall

Lenington’s latest letter didn’t violate county policy, not grounds for recall

Once again, the Yellowstone County Attorney has concluded that “offensive remarks” by County Treasurer Max Lenington did not violate county policy and are not grounds for a recall.

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Gazette opinion: It's up to us to keep Billings safe

Last year was the year that Billings residents started keeping their doors locked – all the time.

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County Courthouse renovations planned to ease crowding

County Courthouse renovations planned to ease crowding

When Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito has his morning briefing with staff and law enforcement officers, everyone packs into his office or a small conference room on the courthouse’s seventh floor.

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Scott Twito, law enforcement personnel and his staff

Scott Twito, law enforcement personnel and his staff

Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito listens as law enforcement personnel and his staff members gather for a daily briefing in his office earlier this year.

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Felony criminal cases up sharply in 2013

Yellowstone County saw a 34 percent increase in the number of felony criminal cases filed in District Court in 2013 over the two previous years, according to a report from the county attorney’s office.

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County Attorney Scott Twito seeks re-election

County Attorney Scott Twito seeks re-election

Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito kicked off his re-election campaign Wednesday evening, saying he wanted to continue serving the community and working to make it safe.

February 05, 2014 6:34 pmLoading…
Scott Twito and Kathie Todd

Scott Twito and Kathie Todd

Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito and Kathie Todd, Judge Gregory Todd's wife, watch as Todd announces his will file for re-election as District Judge Thursday afternoon.

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Candid cameras: Video cameras an increasingly useful law enforcement tool

Candid cameras: Video cameras an increasingly useful law enforcement tool

On June 6, 2012, a woman called 911 to report that she was following a driver who appeared to be drunk.

January 12, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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