Montana Newscasts

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

Evening Newscast 12-15-17

Dec 15, 2017

Mental health workers in Missoula say they’re being laid off next month due to state budget cuts made in last month’s special legislative session.

Leaders of the Montana Stockgrowers Association told association members about the terms of a deal to sell Montana-raised beef to China's largest online retailer during the organization's annual convention in Billings.

Mineral County has named a new sheriff and is working toward re-opening its jail.

Motorized oversnow travel in Yellowstone National Park started Friday.

A Montana man who was shot by police officers had reportedly been hallucinating and was later spotted hiding in the bushes with a gun.

Evening Newscast 12-14-17

Dec 14, 2017

A draft Record of Decision for the new forest plan for the 2.4 million acre Flathead National forest was released Thursday.

Montana's Supreme Court has ruled that a U.S. Supreme Court decision that prohibits mandatory life without parole sentences for juveniles convicted of murder, also applies to state cases in which judges used their discretion to hand down the same sentence.

The Republicans in Montana’s congressional delegation praised the Federal Communications Commission’s vote Thursday to dismantle Obama-era regulations on so-called internet neutrality.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has appointed a District Court judge from Billings to fill a vacancy on the state Supreme Court.

Evening Newscast 12-13-17

Dec 13, 2017

Missoula police have a "person of interest" they want to interview after a box containing the bones and teeth of three children was found in the shed of a Missoula home in September. 

A judge has ordered the continued detention of a Kalispell man whom authorities captured after he fled to Mexico while facing charges of illegally exporting handguns from the United States.

More than 25,000 Montanans have now enrolled in health insurance plans through since the enrollment period opened in November, according to the latest federal data. About a quarter of those signed up in just the last week.  

Montana Governor Steve Bullock and 11 other governors from both parties are urging Congress to re-authorize funding for a popular children's health insurance program as soon as possible.

Norovirus outbreaks are on the rise in Montana.

When you think of winter in Montana, you think lots of snow… not wildfires. But today the National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for the eastern part of the state.

Evening Newscast 12-11-17

Dec 11, 2017

Great Falls police officers, searching for a suspect in an earlier incident, fatally shot the man when he brandished a weapon.

Federal officials say two polluted sites associated with Montana's copper industry will get heightened attention as the government pushes to complete cleanups that have dragged on more than three decades.

Car owners in Montana will pay a little more when it comes time to renew vehicle registrations next year.

Montana cherry growers have voted to end a "checkoff" based on sales that funded research and development programs over the last dozen years.