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Evening Newscast 10-21-16

Oct 21, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Montana's chief justice and two dozen other current and former judges say an outside group's attacks on a judge running for Supreme Court could threaten the integrity and independence of the judiciary. 

The Crow tribe and the state of Montana have settled litigation going back 38 years over whether the state can tax coal that is owned by the tribe.

Secretary of State Linda McCulloch says there is no question that Montana's Nov. 8th elections will be fairly run, but she is advising voters to mail or hand their ballots directly to their election office.

Evening Newscast 10-20-16

Oct 20, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

A jury has found a 29-year-old Kalispell man guilty of the drug-related stabbing death of another man whose body was left in a creek east of Creston.

A parasite that caused a major die-off of mountain whitefish in the Yellowstone River this summer has been found in seven other rivers in Montana.

A Fairview man has been convicted of deliberate homicide in the Valentine's Day 2013 death of his girlfriend, whose body has not been found.

Evening Newscast 10-19-16

Oct 19, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Montana's attorney general will issue a legal opinion on a Missoula ordinance requiring background checks for private gun sales.

A Lincoln County official is asking a federal judge to strike down a Montana law that bars nonpartisan candidates from campaigning as Democrats or Republicans.

US Attorney’s Office in Montana will sponsor a conference on the opiate or heroin epidemic that has gripped other parts of the country at Montana State University’s Bozeman campus Thursday, Oct. 20.

Evening Newscast 10-18-16

Oct 18, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

A Montana Department of Justice official says the agency does not have the authority to investigate what happened to Governor Steve Bullock's emails when he was attorney general.

A U.S. senator says loopholes in federal laws have left authorities with little leverage in seeking the return of tribal religious items. These items are illegal to trade in the country, but sell for thousands of dollars in foreign markets.

Driving under the influence cases that involve methamphetamine have quadrupled according to tests done at the state crime lab.

Evening Newscast 10-17-16

Oct 17, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

A new Lee Newspapers poll shows Republican incumbent Ryan Zinke leading Democratic challenger Denise Juneau by a wide margin in the race for Montana’s seat in the U-S House.

A state judge has ruled a drug dog's search of the parking lot at Florence-Carlton High School was illegal, and dismissed a marijuana charge filed against a student. 

Big game licenses are sold out for hunters who live outside Montana. 

Evening Newscast 10-14-16

Oct 14, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Montana voters who will soon receive absentee ballots will find more citizen initiatives than in any election since 2010.

A Montana Supreme Court candidate told a colleague at the University of Montana in a recently-released email that she believes the court will be dealing with a lot of freedom-of-religion cases, and she wants to be a part of making those decisions.

Five cases of flu have been confirmed in MIssoula and Lewis and Clark Counties. These are the first flu cases of the season in Montana.

Evening Newscast 10-13-16

Oct 13, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

State officials say a Canadian company’s proposal to explore for gold and other precious metals near Yellowstone National Park will have no significant environmental impact.

An Anti-Muslim speaker whose lecture drew 150 protesters in Missoula Tuesday is speaking in Kalispell tonight.

An Anaconda military veteran who joined Ammon Bundy at the very beginning of the Oregon standoff case wants to withdraw his guilty plea.

Evening Newscast 10-12-16

Oct 12, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

About a hundred and fifty people congregated on both sides of the street outside a hotel in Missoula last night to denounce an anti-Islamic lecture taking place inside. 

Beartooth Pass on the Montana-Wyoming border has closed for the winter.

A federal jury has awarded creditors in the bankruptcy of a Montana resort for the ultra-rich a 9 million dollar judgment against the wife of the resort's founder.

Evening Newscast 10-11-16

Oct 11, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

The University of Montana has received a $24 million pledge from Indigo Partners investment firm co-founder Bill Franke and his family.

Montana residents are being called upon to vote in the upcoming state Supreme Court race.

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case from government officials who were ordered to consult with a wildlife agency about steps they should take to protect Canada lynx in the Northern Rockies.


Oct 10, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte said during a debate Saturday night he will continue to support Presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The Montana Department of Justice says about 110,000 Montanans have been victims of data breaches in the past year.

A group campaigning for the expansion of renewable energy sources rallied nearly a hundred supporters in Butte today.