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Evening Newscast 05-08-17

May 8, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Officials in northwestern Montana are investigating two missing person's reports.

BNSF Railway says that, as a precautionary measure, it has removed material from the shore of Flathead Lake near Somers that has a mysterious, oily sheen.

Republican House Candidate Greg Gianforte’s campaign is downplaying his comments about the House health care bill that were secretly recorded and leaked to the media.

Montana’s been without a permanent U.S. Attorney for almost two straight months.

Evening Newscast 05-05-17

May 5, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

National Democrats are making a late bid to help their party's candidate in Montana's May 25 special congressional election.

Vice President Mike Pence plans to travel to Montana next weekend to campaign for Republican Greg Gianforte. Details on the trip have not yet been finalized.

Governor Steve Bullock used his veto pen yesterday to kill what he calls ‘a regular political game’ played by the legislature, to restrict the governor’s use of the state airplane.

Evening Newscast 05-04-17

May 4, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The Environmental Protection Agency and BNSF Railway are responding to an unidentified sheen on the shoreline of Flathead Lake.

A Nevada consulting firm and three of its executives will pay a Native American tribe in Montana $2.5 million the tribe says was stolen from an online lending company it owns.

Montana didn’t have a vote on the health care bill that passed the U.S. House today.

Evening Newscast 05-03-17

May 3, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Three Montana cities have passed school bonds for construction, including a $125 million bond in Bozeman to build a new high school and remodel the current one.

With Montana lawmakers now adjourned, Gov. Steve Bullock faces a heap of bills to consider for his signature or veto.

The jail in Lake County is so overcrowded that there are more than 800 people on a waiting list to serve their time.

Evening Newscast 05-02-17

May 2, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Democratic candidate Rob Quist has reported an additional $57,000 in income previously not included in the financial disclosure statement he filed two months ago.

An eastern Montana man who was convicted of embezzling $1.9 million from 18 people that he convinced to invest in his "house flipping" business has been sentenced to 40 years in prison and ordered to pay restitution.

A federal agency that plans to build a new Yellowstone River dam and bypass channel meant to save an endangered fish only has about half the money needed for construction.

Evening Newscast 05-01-17

May 1, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

About 50,000 registered voters in the May 25th special election for Montana's lone congressional seat will be casting votes in new polling places.

Montana's federal bankruptcy judge has recused himself from overseeing the bankruptcy filing of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Great Falls-Billings because his former law firm provided assistance in the case.

Fire experts are predicting a slower than normal start to wildfire season in Montana this year, according to a season outlook released this afternoon.

Montana game wardens are investigating the poaching of 37 snow geese that were found southeast of Helena near Canyon Ferry Reservoir.

Evening Newscast 04-28-17

Apr 28, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The Montana Legislature has ended the 2017 legislative session. The Senate adjourned this morning after waiting for the House to take action on an $80 million infrastructure package and a related rural water system bill.

Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The Montana Senate has adjourned for the day after its attempt to bring the House back to the floor to pass an infrastructure package failed.

The state Senate has rejected Governor Steve Bullock's attempt to allow Montana's designated resort communities to raise the 3 percent sales tax they now collect.

Self-described 'mountain man' Don Nichols has been granted parole after serving nearly 32 years for kidnapping a world class athlete and killing her would-be rescuer in July 1984.

Evening Newscast 04-26-17

Apr 26, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

A charter schools bill has won passage in the Montana Senate. The schools bill is tied to broader negotiations over an infrastructure bonding package.

Members of the Blackfeet Indian Tribe have voted overwhelmingly to approve a water compact that quantifies the tribe's water rights and confirms its jurisdiction over those rights on the reservation near Glacier National Park.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order today directing his interior secretary to review the designation of dozens of national monuments on federal lands. Trump called the protection efforts "a massive federal land grab" by previous administrations.

Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The Montana House has endorsed a new measure that would charge some hospitals in the state more than $13 million to pay for a three-year expansion of a voluntary pre-school rating program.

The state House and Senate today passed a measure to give residents the option to buy a driver's license or identification card that complies with the federal Real ID Act.

Lawmakers wrapped up day 85 of their scheduled 90-day regular session with no agreement on a bonding package. Key lawmakers sat down this morning with the governor to talk about what could break the impasse.