Most talked about Billings Gazette stories

Big Dipper Ice Cream coming to Billings

billingsgazette.com — Missoula's Big Dipper Ice Cream shop is expanding to downtown Billings. The shop will open next year on the first floor of the Stapleton Building at the corner of First Avenue North and Broadway, according to Jeremiah Young, who is doing design work and owns the Marcasa shop in the same building.

Dixon ready to take IFL by storm as coach

billingsgazette.com — Certainly Chris Dixon remembers the championships, the touchdowns, the accolades. Those goals were why he came to Billings the first time in 2005 as quarterback of the Outlaws, the city's now-defunct Indoor Football League team.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @bgazettesports: Dixon ready to take IFL by storm as coach: Certainly Chris Dixon remembers the championships, the touchdowns, ... bit.ly/1oaP2V5

Man admits sexually assaulting 8-year-old, child porn possession

billingsgazette.com — A 44-year-old man pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in 2012 and admitted to having child pornography. Appearing in Yellowstone County District Court, James Hubert Hopkins pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault and one count of sexual abuse of children.
Jul 31, 2014

Man admits sexually assaulting 8-year-old, child porn possession: A 44-year-old man pleaded guilty Thursday to... bit.ly/1m3hMuB

Man, 24, charged with raping hotel maid

billingsgazette.com — A 24-year-old man is facing a charge that he raped a Billings hotel maid on July 24. According to court documents, Darren Jon Longhair asked the maid to inspect his room at the Rimview Inn, 1025 N. 27th St., so he could get his room deposit back and then forced her to have sex.
Jul 31, 2014

Man, 24, charged with raping hotel maid: A 24-year-old man is facing a charge that he raped a Billings hotel m... bit.ly/1oaCZqO

Coroner identifies body found near Hardin

billingsgazette.com — Big Horn County Coroner Terry Bullis identified the man whose body was found dead north of Hardin on Sunday as Maynard Kenneth Hill, 61, of St. Xavier. Hill's decomposing body turned up Sunday afternoon 17 miles north of Hardin, according to an email from the sheriff's office.

Billings Wolves name Chris Dixon head coach

billingsgazette.com — The Billings Wolves announced Thursday that Chris Dixon will coach the fledgling indoor football team. Dixon, a former Billings Outlaws quarterback who threw for more than 25,000 yards and 600 touchdowns during eight years in the Indoor Football League, retired as a player last week and announced that he is returning to Billings.

Resolution near in lawsuit involving bite on nose

billingsgazette.com — CODY, Wyo. - A lawsuit stemming from an assault that cost a Cody man part of his nose is close to being resolved. A trial date has been vacated for Brent Coffin, accused of aggravated assault and battery. Coffin's attorney, Nicholas Carter, said in court papers that he believes a resolution to the lawsuit has been reached.
Jul 31, 2014

Resolution near in lawsuit involving bite on nose: CODY, Wyo. — A lawsuit stemming from an assault that cost a... bit.ly/1m1N4SR

War College to make final decision on Sen. Walsh

billingsgazette.com — HELENA - The U.S. Army War College will have the final say over whether any punishment is warranted in a plagiarism investigation against Sen. John Walsh of Montana. Spokeswoman Carol Kerr said Wednesday that the Department of Defense and U.S.

Billings area farmer leaves $38 million to 2 Billings hospitals

By Sue Olp
billingsgazette.com — Paul Metzger was a humble man and a savvy investor. The retired Billings area farmer, who died May 6, two months shy of his 98th birthday, also had a strong sense of community philanthropy. That became evident during a news conference Wednesday morning, when it was revealed that Metzger left his entire estate of $38 million equally to Billings Clinic and St.
Jul 31, 2014

ICYMI: Billings area farmer leaves $38 million to 2 Billings hospitals: bit.ly/1kphKCG via @billingsgazette