Montana Newscasts

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

Evening Newscast 02-07-18

Feb 7, 2018
MTPR Evening Newscast
MTPR Evening Newscast

A U.S. Senate subcommittee took up two bills on Montana wilderness today - one would protect more wilderness, the other would remove wilderness study protections. 

The father of three missing Michigan brothers says teeth and bone fragments found in September in Missoula don't belong to them. 

A jury has found a Missoula man guilty of sex trafficking charges after authorities said he lured women and girls into the commercial sex trade and then bullied and abused them so they'd keep working for him. 

MTPR Evening Newscast
MTPR Evening Newscast

Authorities have identified the Montana officer and the man he fatally shot last week.

The U.S. Attorney for Montana, Kurt Alme, has been named to the U.S. Attorney General's Advisory Committee and appointed as vice chairman of the Native American Issues Subcommittee.

A Great Falls man has been sentenced to five years with the Department of Corrections for negligent homicide in the March 2016 death of his wife.

The Montana Veterans Affairs Health Care System has hired a dentist to reopen its Billings clinic while another dentist who filed a complaint about how the system was being managed is still being paid, but is not allowed to practice.

MTPR Evening Newscast
MTPR Evening Newscast

A Montana businessman whose U.S. Senate campaign is chaired by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s wife has outspent and out-raised his Republican opponents by pumping $650,000 of his own money into the race.

Senator Tester is courting the women’s vote, saying all issues are women’s issues. The Democrat spoke at the launch of the group calling itself “Women for Tester” Saturday in Bozeman.

Negotiations between the state and companies that help people with developmental disabilities seem to be at a dead end.

MTPR Evening Newscast
MTPR Evening Newscast

The former University of Montana women's soccer coach says he's upset with the way university officials portrayed the reason for his departure earlier this week.

A western Montana pain doctor who was convicted of prescribing drugs to two patients who died of overdoses has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The Hardin School District canceled classes Friday while law enforcement officers searched for a teen who reportedly threatened a fellow student with a gun to steal his lunch money last week.

A Lewis and Clark County sheriff's deputy responding to a request for a welfare check on a suicidal man ended with the deputy shooting and killing the man.

Evening Newscast 02-01-18

Feb 1, 2018
MTPR Evening Newscast
MTPR Evening Newscast

The Montana health department faced blistering public comment today on their plan to cut more than twelve million dollars from Medicaid services.

Two Democrats seeking the nomination for Montana's sole U.S. House seat have far outraised the rest of a crowded field vying to challenge incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte.