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Evening Newscast 04-08-16

Apr 8, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Police have arrested a man they believe shot three people to death in a small town in southern Montana.

Today, fire departments around the Flathead Valley rallied to combat a fire burning near Ronan.

Montana's Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal from a teacher serving 10 years in prison in a notorious student rape case.

Morning Newscast 04-08-16

Apr 8, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Authorities say they are investigating the discovery of three bodies in a southern Montana home as a homicide. Carbon County Sheriff Josh McQuillan says he and two deputies found the three dead adults yesterday morning in the small town of Belfry after a neighbor requested a welfare check of the home.

Montana's commissioner of political practices says State Auditor Monica Lindeen violated campaign rules by filing reports late following the 2012 elections.

Last year, wildfires burned nearly 100 square miles of wilderness in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. Now, U.S. Forest Service officials face the task of cleaning up the mess left behind and restoring the trails.

A new court decision has Arizona joining multiple other states and federal circuit courts in allowing use of two-way video feeds for witness testimony in criminal cases under certain circumstances.

Evening Newscast 04-07-16

Apr 7, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Authorities are investigating an apparent triple homicide in Belfry, just outside Red Lodge.

State Auditor Monica Lindeen violated campaign rules by missing filing deadlines following the 2012 elections, but she and her chief counsel did not improperly use a state employee’s labor for their campaigns. Those conclusions were issued today by Montana's campaign regulator.

The Montana Supreme Court has declined to rule in a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America by women who were raped by a scout leader as children.

A $50,000 investment of state tourism money is being rolled out today. It’s a map-based website that highlights and guides people to more than 200 trails across Montana. The site is called HikeWildMontana.org.

A federal magistrate judge has ordered Jake Ryan to remain in custody until trial. The 27-year-old Plains, Montana, man had been on the run for weeks before his arrest Tuesday in Clark County, Washington. Ryan  was wanted in connection with the 41-day standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Morning Newscast 04-07-16

Apr 7, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

The federal, state and tribal agencies that manage Yellowstone National Park bison have agreed to let the animals stay in parts of Montana year-round.

Federal workplace safety officials say workers at a U.S. Minerals plant in Anaconda are being exposed to high arsenic levels.

The last named defendant in the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge was arrested by the FBI. Jake Ryan of Montana faces charges of depredation of government property, conspiracy to impede officers and possession of weapons in a federal facility.

The Carbon County town of Red Lodge's chief of police is stepping down from his position amid tension between the city and the county.

Evening Newscast 04-06-16

Apr 6, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The CEO of Northwestern energy has accepted Governor Steve Bullock’s offer to be part of a working group on the future ownership of the Colstrip coal-fired power plant.

More than 500 people turned out for the funeral of the last surviving war chief of Montana's Crow Indian Tribe.

A legislative panel won't recommend any changes to a Montana law protecting school athletes against concussions.

Federal authorities have arrested a Plains, Montana man accused of taking part in the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge.

Montana’s Judicial Branch recommended adding more judges to understaffed county courts.

Morning Newscast 04-06-16

Apr 6, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

The Montana Board of Pardons and Parole will have to hire a new executive director following the resignation of the head of the department.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is opening a Vet Center this fall in Helena.

Missoula county officials have concluded that the death of a Montana Rail Link worker in a train collision was accidental.

A shipment of bison from Canada is being welcomed at Montana's Blackfeet Indian Reservation with a homecoming celebration.

A former anti-union operative whom Montana officials allege ran shadow campaigns for select Republican candidates says he never helped a candidate in exchange for their support of right-to-work policies once they were elected.

Evening Newscast 04-05-16

Apr 5, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Today Governor Steve Bullock said he wants to convene a "working group" to explore alternative ownership of most of the Colstrip coal-fired electricity plant.

A former anti-union operative whom Montana officials allege ran shadow campaigns for select Republican candidates, says he never helped a candidate in exchange for them promising to support right-to-work policies if they won.

Grizzly bears on the Rocky Mountain Front are emerging from their dens this year earlier than ever after the mild winter, Montana wildlife officials said.

Morning Newscast 04-05-16

Apr 5, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Police officials say a Montana Rail Link worker died in its Missoula rail yard when a train collided with another vehicle.

A lawsuit filed Friday says the government’s authorization for a mine in the Cabinet Mountains could drain surrounding waterways and harm a species of trout protected under federal law.  

Authorities say a 5-year-old girl who was abducted by her mother been found safe North Dakota.

A federal judge says the Obama administration brushed over the threat climate change poses for the snow-loving wolverine when it denied protections for the elusive predator also known as the "mountain devil." U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen on Monday ordered wildlife officials to act as quickly as possible to protect the species as it becomes vulnerable to a warming planet.

Evening Newscast 04-04-16

Apr 4, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

A federal judge in Missoula has sided with environmental groups that sued to add wolverines to the Endangered Species list.

A lawsuit filed in federal Court in Missoula Friday challenges the government's approval for the Montanore Mine near Libby.

Two public input meetings on the proposal to remove Yellowstone-area grizzlies from the Endangered Species list are now scheduled.

Police officials say a Montana Rail Link worker died in its Missoula rail yard when a train collided with another vehicle.

A $3 million renovation to the historic Lake McDonald Lodge at Glacier National Park is under way, marking the first overhaul of the building in nearly 30 years.

Morning Newscast 04-04-16

Apr 4, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Acclaimed American Indian historian Joseph Medicine Crow, the last surviving war chief for his Plains Indians tribe, has died. He was 102.

Western states in a belt from Montana to New Mexico are looking for ways to lower their highest-in-the-nation suicide rates, although gun-specific initiatives are a touchy topic.

In Montana, with the highest rate, suicide prevention coordinator Karl Rosston acknowledges some frustration as the toll rises, including the recent deaths of several teenagers who used guns from their own homes.

A federal program that aims to cut spending and patient costs while addressing fraud is causing problems for some Medicare suppliers in Montana. As a result, businesses are reducing their service areas, making it harder for clients to get service.

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