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Morning Newscast 11-04-15

Nov 4, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

By late last night it looked like Missoula voters had rejected the 20­-year-bond, but the latest results from the Missoula County Elections office shows it has passed by a vote of 14,020 to 13,838.

Six new Missoula city council reps were elected: Heidi West, Harlan Wells, Gwen Jones, John DiBari, Julie Armstrong and Michelle Cares.

A Montana woman serving 30 years in prison for shoving her husband to his death from a cliff in Glacier National Park asked a federal appeals court to allow her to withdraw her guilty plea.

Evening Newscast 11-03-15

Nov 3, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Three grizzly bears died on Northwest Montana highways last week. As bears search for food before bunking down for the winter, wildlife officials caution drivers to watch out for bears feasting on roadkill.

State attorneys will ask the Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday to allow them to enforce restrictions on medical marijuana that have been blocked for four years by a Helena judge, restrictions advocates say would cut off access for very ill patients.

A 14 year old Havre girl who was the subject of a missing and endangered person alert has been located and is safe.

Morning Newscast 11-03-15

Nov 3, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Six months after Gov. Steve Bullock signed Montana’s compromise plan to expand Medicaid, the White House has formally accepted the plan.

The Missoula County attorney is asking police to further investigate felony burglary allegations against five University of Montana students, including three football players.

An AMBER Alert has been issued for a missing 14­-year-­old girl from Havre. Aliyah Gray was last seen at about 4:00 yesterday afternoon.

Evening Newscast 11-02-15

Nov 2, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Six months after Governor Steve Bullock signed Montana’s compromise plan to expand Medicaid, the White House has formally accepted the plan.

The head of the U.S. Forest Service now says he believes that all oil and gas leases in the Badger-Two Medicine area of the Lewis and Clark National Forest should be canceled.

The Missoula County attorney is asking police to further investigate felony burglary allegations against five University of Montana students, including three football players.

Morning Newscast 11-01-15

Nov 2, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Wildfires in northwest Montana cost more than $45.7 million to fight this year.

One person has died in a rural house fire in Missoula County.

A new study on grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park region are thriving, and have the potential to continue to thrive in the long-term.

The sugar beet harvest in south-­central Montana and north­-central Wyoming is nearly complete.

Authorities say one person is dead after his vehicle struck a moose on Interstate 90 in southwest Montana and slammed into a semitrailer parked on the shoulder.

Evening Newscast 10-30-15

Oct 30, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Montana’s Insurance Commissioner is warning people to be careful when buying policies that cover air ambulance services.

A Canadian man pleaded guilty to having 97 pounds of cocaine in a hidden compartment in his pickup truck while traveling through northwestern Montana.

Montana’s two U.S. Senators split over the merits of the 80-billion-dollar federal budget bill that was passed in the early morning hours today.

A federal judge has ruled that a logging project near West Yellowstone can move forward, despite opposition from two environmental groups.

Morning Newscast 10-30-15

Oct 30, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Montana's Governor and a dozen business representatives from here are wrapping up a four- day trade mission to Taiwan and South Korea today.

Montana students did worse on a national test compared to when it was administered in 2013.

The Montana Board of Pardons and Parole has sent Gov. Steve Bullock a clemency request by a man convicted of killing a high­school classmate in 1979.

A judge has granted a request for a death penalty specialist to represent an 18­-year-­old Wyoming man accused of killing a husband and wife on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation.

Evening Newscast 10-29-15

Oct 29, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

An audit finds that Montana's railroad safety falls short, at a time of high oil train traffic that is only expected to increase.

A judge has granted a request for a death penalty specialist to represent the 18 year old Wyoming man accused of a double murder on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation.

Montana students did worse on a national academic test, compared to when it was administered in 2013.

Morning Newscast 10-29-15

Oct 29, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Officials from Montana are urging their Washington state counterparts to tread carefully when making decisions that will impact the future of Montana's Colstrip Generating Station, a major electrical producer and employer.

The Public Service Commission is seeking a court order affirming the regulatory panel's jurisdiction over a Canadian company's attempt to buy Missoula's Mountain Water Company.

A trial date has been set for a man and woman accused of attacking a Ronan daycare owner who refused to hand over the man's children.

Law-­enforcement officials say a vehicle fled the scene after striking and killing a woman who was walking along Interstate 15 near Dillon.

Evening Newscast 10-28-15

Oct 28, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

An Obama administration official says allowing Congress to decide whether Native American tribes deserve federal recognition would add more delays to what was long a broken system.

Fisheries officials say they are concerned that walleyes illegally introduced into Swan Lake could become an established population, after catching some of the invasive species in the lake recently.

About a dozen Montanans were in Spokane Wednesday to talk to Washington state lawmakers about legislation that would impact the Colstrip coal-fired power plant southeast of Billings.

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