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Evening Newscast 06-09-17

Jun 9, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The Gallatin County prosecutor says Greg Gianforte will plead guilty to assaulting a reporter the day before he was elected last month the state's only congressman.

Miners wearing old-fashioned carbide-lamp helmets stood among the Butte crowd that gathered for a solemn ceremony to remember the approximately 168 miners who died 100 years ago in history's worst hard-rock mining disaster. 

Evening Newscast 06-08-17

Jun 8, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Congressman-elect Greg Gianforte will appear in court at 10 a.m. on Monday to face a misdemeanor assault charge against a reporter.

State environmental regulators are asking the developers of the proposed Black Butte copper mine in central Montana for more information before they begin working on an environmental impact statement.

A ground and air search is underway for a 53-year-old Illinois man who is reported missing in Yellowstone National Park. 

Evening Newscast 06-07-17

Jun 7, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Greg Gianforte now has five more chances to appear in court to face a misdemeanor assault charge.

The U-S Fish and Wildlife Service is hosting a public meeting Wednesday about planning efforts for the National Bison Range.

Montana wildlife officials say the way they count wolves is too expensive and falls far short of an actual population estimate, so they plan to switch to a model that uses information gathered from hunters. 

Evening Newscast 06-06-17

Jun 6, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Attorneys for Congressman-elect Greg Gianforte are asking a judge to extend the deadline for the Montana Republican to appear in court to face a misdemeanor assault charge against a reporter.

A new state revenue report released today has state agencies preparing to further tighten their belts.

Flathead County Commissioners today took a step towards legalizing and regulating short-term housing rentals outside of incorporated towns.

Evening Newscast 06-05-17

Jun 5, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Montana’s congressman-elect Greg Gianforte has not yet been sworn in, but has filed for re-election in 2018.

Rescuers are searching for a North Dakota man who was reported missing while hiking north of West Yellowstone yesterday.

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox today confirmed reports that he will not run for a U.S. Senate seat in 2018.

Evening Newscast 06-02-17

Jun 2, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Greg Gianforte will probably be given more time to appear in court on his misdemeanor assault charge.

That’s according Gallatin County Attorney Marty Lambert.

The Washington, DC news source Politico is reporting that Montana Attorney General Tim Fox will not run for senate in 2018.

Montana scientists are holding a forum in Missoula next week to discuss how climate change is affecting the state.

Evening Newscast 06-01-17

Jun 1, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Montana Governor Steve Bullock describes President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord as “short sighted and dangerous.”

A search is underway for a man who reportedly fell into a stretch of turbulent water below a dam in northwest Montana yesterday.

A federal judge has overturned government agency approvals to develop a copper and silver mine in a Montana wilderness area, saying the decisions violated laws meant to protect threatened grizzly bears, bull trout and their habitat.

The president of Carroll College is leaving to take a new position in Texas.

Evening Newscast 05-31-17

Jun 1, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

New U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is in Montana Wednesday and Thursday for an agriculture summit being put on in Great Falls by Republican Senator Steve Daines.

Authorities say a 22-year-old football player at the University of Montana Western has died in a house fire.

Governor Steve Bullock has signed a bill giving Montanans the option to buy a state driver's license or identification card that can be used to board flights and access federal facilities.

The national weather service is predicting strong winds and thunderstorms for Western Montana Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Evening Newscast 05-30-17

May 30, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Yellowstone National Park has increased the reward for information about the shooting of one of the park’s most well-known wolves.

Search teams have located two girls who were reported missing when they failed to return from a hike about 30 miles southeast of Great Falls.

Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Both political parties are finding cause for optimism in Montana’s House race, won by Republican Greg Gianforte, in spite of last-minute assault charges.

A California man involved in a shootout with law enforcement officers that resulted in a deputy’s death has pleaded not guilty to more than two dozen felony charges related to the May 16th incident.

The Libertarian in yesterday’s special election says he’s getting accused of being a spoiler candidate.