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Evening Newscast 11-09-15

Nov 9, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Students at three Missoula schools were kept inside the buildings for a time this afternoon while police searched for an armed burglary suspect.

The University of Montana is hosting a three day event to help prevent sexual violence.

Two for-profit groups are exploring the possibility of opening medical schools in Montana.

U.S. prosecutors are asking the Canadian and British governments to extradite officials with an online pharmacy to face charges of smuggling mislabeled, unapproved and counterfeit cancer drugs.

Morning Newscast 11-09-15

Nov 9, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

The U.S. Interior Department says it won't fight a judge's recommendation for the agency to take a new look at the environmental effects of burning fuel from Montana's largest coal mine.

Two for-­profit groups are exploring the possibility of opening medical schools in Montana.

Montana State University officials are considering new policies on alcohol and drugs that could affect tailgating, fraternities and telling parents when their children get in trouble.

Evening Newscast 11-06-15

Nov 6, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Montana politicians of both parties found something to unite over today: their outrage over the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Montana’s 150 lawmakers will receive a mail-in poll on Tuesday to decide whether the state Department of Revenue undermined a new school-choice law by blocking religious schools from the tax-credit program.

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is embarking on a $10 million-plus ad campaign to take on opponents of President Barack Obama's plan to reduce power plant carbon emissions. Bloomberg's Independence USA political action committee announced plans Friday to run TV spots aimed at the attorneys general of Florida, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin.

A 19-year-old East Helena man who admitted to stealing a silver bowl and custom wooden donation box from the Cathedral of St. Helena and urinating on the pulpit is being sent to prison for disobeying orders.

Morning Newscast 11-06-15

Nov 6, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Republican Senator Llew Jones of Conrad yesterday urged the Montana Revenue Department to reverse its decision to bar religious-­based private schools from taking part in a tax credit scholarship program.

Families, attorneys and counselors urged a legislative committee to dig deeper into the activities of the Montana Division of Child and Family Services after an audit uncovered issues with inadequate documentation, inconsistent investigations and an antiquated computer system.

The estimate of the grizzly bear population in and around Yellowstone National Park has been revised downward by 6 percent from a year ago.

Authorities have arrested a fugitive after a Missoula police officer fired gunshots through the back of the suspect's car window as he slammed into a vehicle full of U.S. marshals.

Evening Newscast 11-05-15

Nov 5, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The Missoulian reports that Missoula police this afternoon fired several shots at a 25-year-old man wanted in connection with a drive-by shooting in Moses Lake, Wash.

Public-school advocates argued Thursday that a state agency correctly determined the Montana Constitution prohibits private religious schools from participating in a new scholarship tax credit program, while private-school supporters said the Department of Revenue overstepped its bounds.

Families, attorneys and counselors urged a legislative committee to dig deeper into the activities of the Montana Division of Child and Family Services after an audit uncovered issues with inadequate documentation, inconsistent investigations and an antiquated computer system.

Morning Newscast 11-05-15

Nov 5, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Lawmakers who want to give Montanans tax credits for supporting religious schools are expected to make their case today in a hearing before the State Revenue Department.

The first female Native American elected to a statewide office in Montana is setting her sights on Congress.

Three University of Montana football players have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor trespass charges for entering an occupied home after a party.

A Billings jury today deliberates the fate of an anti-­government activist on trial for federal weapons charges.

Evening Newscast 11-04-15

Nov 4, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Missoula County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Thane says he’s “extremely grateful” for Tuesday’s 11th hour victory of a $70 million dollar high school bond issue.

With the 406 area code covering the entire state of Montana, many businesses have adopted the numbers as their slogan. But the Federal Communications Commission announced that Montana is getting more area codes in 2022.

Every Montana state legislator is being asked whether a new law should give people tax credits for donations to private religious schools.

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.

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