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Evening Newscast 05-03-16

1 hour ago
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell was in Montana today, using Hauser Lake as a backdrop while urging Congress to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Montana attorneys are defending the state's new campaign finance law against a gun-rights organization that wants parts of it blocked before June's primary elections.

The City of Missoula says the recent sale of the city’s water utility company should mean lower rates, but instead, city residents are being overcharged for water.

Morning Newscast 05-03-16

8 hours ago
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to allow only Republican-registered voters to participate in its primary elections. But the case will go on in a federal appeals court.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte put $200,000 of his own money into his campaign last month, pushing his fundraising total for the campaign over a million dollars.

Utah associate athletic director Kyle Brennan has been named the new athletic director at Montana State University.

Authorities are looking for a suspect who robbed a Missoula casino at gunpoint and then fled the scene.

Wildlife managers from 18 states and two federal agencies are in Missoula Tuesday and Wednesday to meet with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The second annual “elk summit” allows leaders of the advocacy group a chance to tell wildlife managers about their priorities and vice versa, says Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Spokesman Mark Holyoak.

Evening Newscast 05-02-16

May 2, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte put $200,000 of his own money into his campaign last month, pushing his fundraising total for the campaign over a million dollars.

A Billings attorney who was disbarred last summer now faces federal wire fraud charges for keeping $65,500 that should have been distributed to the family of a man who was killed in a car crash.

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Greg Gianforte says he’ll back whoever his party nominates to run for president this year.

Morning Newscast 05-02-16

May 2, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Fire forecasters say Hawaii, Alaska and the Southwest will face an increased threat of wildfires this summer.

Montana hunters and state officials are debating a map showing more than 18 million acres of land in Montana possibly being used by hunting outfitters.

The bodies of a renowned mountain climber and expedition cameraman who were buried in a Himalayan avalanche 16 years ago have been found.

Evening Newscast 04-29-16

Apr 29, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Former Montana Sen. Conrad Burns died yesterday of natural causes at his home in Billings.

A $3 million endowment has been set up at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman.

A 32 year old Helena man has pleaded guilty to setting the fire that caused more than $500,000 in damage to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Helena last summer.

A Yellowstone County sheriff's deputy rescued a two year old boy who fell into the Yellowstone River this morning.

Morning Newscast 04-29-16

Apr 29, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

 Former Montana Sen. Conrad Burns, a former cattle auctioneer whose folksy demeanor and political acumen earned him three terms and the bitter disdain of his opponents, has died. He was 81.

Senator Jon Tester introduced a bill yesterday to fix the year-old Veterans Choice program that was supposed to help vets get medical care quicker, but isn’t working as planned.

University of Montana’s student newspaper, the Kaimin, says it will have to cut staff if it doesn’t get a proposed one-dollar fee increase students are voting on this week.

Evening Newscast 04-28-16

Apr 28, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Gov. Steve Bullock says he wants to spend $200 million on roads, bridges, schools and other public works but hasn't settled on specific projects or exactly how to pay for them.

Senator Jon Tester introduced a bill today to fix the year-old Veterans Choice program that was supposed to help vets get medical care quicker, but isn’t working as planned.

CenturyLink representatives gave Montana Public Service Commission an update today on their work to improve inadequate phone service in several Montana communities.

Evening Newscast 04-27-16

Apr 27, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

An attorney for Montana's university system says the release of records about a rape case to author Jon Krakauer could prevent other students from coming forward as witnesses in the future disciplinary proceedings.

A man charged with killing three people in a tiny Montana town near the Wyoming border has pleaded not guilty to three counts of deliberate homicide.

More Montanans with developmental disabilities will be moving into community-based care under a plan approved today in Boulder.

Morning Newscast 04-27-16

Apr 27, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

 A prosecutor says a woman on the Fort Peck reservation will be charged with murder in the beating death of a 13-month-old girl.

The Montana Supreme Court is in Bozeman today hearing oral arguments in a case between an investigative journalist and the State of Montana.

A former University of Montana football player who pleaded guilty to rape in 2010 will be granted parole after he completes a pre-release program in Billings.

Evening Newscast 04-26-16

Apr 26, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The federal government has dismissed the permit for the controversial Tongue River Railroad.

A Bozeman man has pleaded guilty to breaking into his former girlfriend's house in violation of a restraining order and shooting her to death as she tried to hide in her closet.

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