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Greg Gianforte Charged With Misdemeanor Assault

Montana’s GOP House candidate Greg Gianforte has been charged with misdemeanor assault after attacking a reporter for The Guardian.

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Christmas Lights Bring Joyous Gridlock in Billings

Cruising the streets in search of wowing Christmas light displays is an annual tradition in these United States. While some families are ambitious and go all out, it's not often you find a show that knocks one's socks off, or at least leaves the circuit breaker twitching. This year, pilgrims in Billings, Montana will not only encounter bumper to bumper traffic at 1415 Miles Avenue but an illumina-techno extravaganza thanks to an ambitious collegian who has enlisted his computer to do the work. Out front of 24-year-old Craig Hicks' home, this engineering grad student from Montana State University has fired up a 50,000-bulb blaze featuring 21 stars, 10 wreaths, six lighted deer, at least 15 Christmas trees, a 20-foot 6,400-light arbor totem that Hicks has dubbed the "Mega-Tree", and all of it is accompanied by a soundtrack played on a local radio station. "I'd love to go to work in the entertainment industry, working on lights for Las Vegas or for one of the Disney theme parks," young Mr. Hicks says. "I want to go into pure entertainment. People will always crave entertainment." Writer Tracy Ellig of the MSU News Service notes that not everyone has been impressed. One neighbor described his shining colossus as "junking up the neighborhood." What does Hicks' yard look like?

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