Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's evening newscasts bring you headlines from across Montana.

Evening Newscast 07-12-18

Jul 12, 2018

Campaign records show Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale used excess donations from deep-pocketed GOP donors this spring to pay himself back for personal loans from his failed 2014 congressional run.

A man who fired shots at authorities near Bozeman yesterday has been arrested.

Fire potential is expected to increase Friday in parts of North Central and Southwest Montana, with temperatures reaching into the upper 90s.

Evening Newscast 07-11-18

Jul 11, 2018

Local, state and federal law enforcement officers are searching in the mountains of southwestern Montana today for an armed man who fired shots at officers who tried to pull him over on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The state health department plans to close the Child and Family Services office in Livingston, transferring those cases to Bozeman while re-allocating the five caseworker jobs to Billings to help with a large caseload there.

Environmental groups seeking to block a Canadian company's search effort for gold on private land near Yellowstone National Park face a setback after a judge found they didn't follow procedural rules in challenging a state law, which allows the work to continue while the permit is appealed.

Evening Newscast 07-10-18

Jul 10, 2018

A state district judge has ordered the Montana Green Party off November ballots.

The Mount Washburn trails and trailhead parking areas in Yellowstone National Park will be closed for the summer, beginning Thursday.

A 65-year-old Whitefish man was stabbed to death and Flathead County officers have arrested his son.

This week, federal, state and local public health officials will be in Anaconda to update residents on their plan for studying health concerns related to the Anaconda Smelter Superfund site.

Records show Montana's new parole board is granting inmates' release sooner after changes were made last year.

A Roman Catholic bishop says four Montana priests who attended President Donald Trump's rally in Great Falls as VIPs last week should not have been wearing their clerical garb.

Authorities say a 72-year-old Montana man died after his kayak flipped in the Jefferson River.

Two travel bloggers who received jail time after walking on a famous hot spring in Yellowstone National Park were among three people who died yesterday after they went over the third-tallest waterfall in British Columbia.

The Montana Commissioner of Higher Education is appealing a judge's order to release redacted student records to author Jon Krakauer.

Wildlife officials have captured and killed a grizzly bear in northwestern Montana after concluding that it had become habituated to people and posed a safety risk.