Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

Newscast 09-01-2014

Sep 1, 2014

Police are investigating a fatal early morning dispute in a Missoula strip club parking lot. State officials say taking over management of federal lands is a complicated proposition, and Montana School Superintendent Denise Juneau talks about the brand new school year.

Newscast 08-29-2014

Aug 29, 2014

A California man missing since he left Idaho last week for the University of Montana was killed in a car accident. Five Bozeman residents claim the city does not have the authority to enact a non-discrimination ordinance and are taking the matter to court. Montana State University - Northern has a new interim chancellor.

Newcast 08-28-2014

Aug 28, 2014

More charges filed in the case of a Great Falls man who stands accused of killing a local sheriff's deputy. Senate candidate Amada Curtis visits Missoula to present her plan to address mounting student debt. We'll have more on a plan to build the largest distillery west of the Mississippi - in Butte, America.

Newscast 08-27-2014

Aug 27, 2014

The Montana Senate majority leader's claims that state officials conspired to drive him from office are dismissed, the state insurance commissioner says Montana's bucking the national trend in health insurance costs, and Edward O'Brien and the Montana Repertory Theatre's Greg Johnson fondly reminisce on the life of artist, teacher and mentor Bill Raoul.

Newscast 08-26-2014

Aug 26, 2014

The trial of the Missoula man charged with shooting a German exchange student will not be moved out of Missoula county. Experts say the scientific modeling used in the state's water-rights compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes is "reasonable." A new report says a "living wage" would make a huge difference in the lives of those struggling to cover their debt and day-to-day existence.

Newscast 08-25-2014

Aug 25, 2014

The search for an incoming U of M student continues today, an investigation by the Billings Gazette shows half of Montana sex offenders haven't received a tiered status designation, and fire officials make a surprise downgrade of the fire danger level in Missoula county.

Newscast 08-22-2014

Aug 22, 2014

Montana's attorney general plans to appeal a judge's immigrant-law ruling, a former Butte Catholic school teacher is suing the school district for firing her after finding out she was pregnant and unmarried, and the University of Montana broke ground today on its brand new Missoula College.

Newscast 08-21-2014

Aug 21, 2014

Cascade county sheriff Joe Dunn's funeral was held today as the man who's accused of running him down makes his initial court appearance. 14 state highway patrol troopers are graduating tomorrow, and

firefighteres are wrapping up operations on the remains of the over 1000 acre Seepay wildfire.

Newscast 08-20-2014

Aug 20, 2014

The Obama administration details the toll wildfire-fighting is having on other projects, a little girl will be alright after a wild horse gives her a solid kick in a western Montana Park, and a major change is expected in our weekend weather forecast.

Newscast 08-19-2014

Aug 19, 2014

The Arctic Grayling will not receive federal protections, the Montana Human Rights Network reacts to news that KKK is dropping-off pamphlets in parts of Havre, and Yellowstone County Officials court developers of a proposed refinery project near Billings.

Newscast 08-18-2014

Aug 18, 2014

Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Amanda Curtis starts her campaign with a concerted effort to raise badly-needed funds, Montana's unemployment rate ticked up by just a hair last month, and a little girl lost her life yesterday in Yellowstone National Park.

Newscast 08-14-2014

Aug 14, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Rainy weather and cooler temperatures have prevailed for the past few days, but fire season is by no means over. We'll have an update on the costs of fighting wildfires. And a Wyoming man says it was "curiosity" that led him to steal more than 500 pounds of explosives in Red Lodge.

Newscast 08-12-2014

Aug 12, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Wildfires continue to blaze across Western Montana as the National Weather Service issues a severe weather warning. Sen. John Walsh makes the first of three public appearances after his resignation from the U.S. Senate race. And findings are released in the investigation of the June highway crash that killed a family of five and the Three Forks fire chief.

Newscast 08-11-2014

Aug 11, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Authorities are on the lookout for suspects connected with a homicide at a Beaverhead County campground. Wildfires continue to burn across Western Montana. And wildlife managers in Yellowstone are calling for the slaughter or removal of 900 of the park's native bison.

Newscast 08-08-2014

Aug 8, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

The Missoula Sheriff Department has arrested two people and is searching for another two in connection to the Clark Fork River  homicide investigation. The Thompson River Complex fires have grown to over 800 acres. And Montana Public Radio's Christopher Allen speaks with a political science professor about what's next for the Montana Democratic party.

Newcast 08-07-2014

Aug 7, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Democratic Senator John Walsh has dropped out of the U.S. Senate Race. The Thompson River Complex fires have grown to 600 acres. And Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye takes us to a spartan-style-obstacle race for people with disabilities. 

Newscast 08-06-2014

Aug 6, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Senator John Walsh's campaign has essentially gone dark as Montana's political pundits await word on whether or not he'll stay in the U.S. Senate race. We'll have updates on Western Montana's wildfires. And former U.S. Senator Max Baucus donates  to the Mansfield Library at the University of Montana.

Newscast 08-05-2014

Aug 5, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Western Montana fire officials further ratchet down fire restrictions. And reporter Katrin Frye explains why the Flathead Valley has, so far, escaped serious wildfires.


Newscast 08-04-2014

Aug 4, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:
There is a new fire in Missoula's Grant Creek area. The fire crews continue working on area lighting-sparked wildfires that ignited this weekend. And a campaign finance ruling on whether individuals and political parties can give unlimited amounts of money to state candidates should come after the November election.

Newscast 08-01-2014

Aug 1, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Two fires in the Lolo National Forest are being fueled by gusting wind. The Montana wood productions industry had its strongest 6-month period in 5 years. And Edward O'Brien talks with a Montana-based Ebola researcher about the unfolding outbreak in West Africa. 

Newscast 07-31-2014

Jul 31, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

The gender pay gap among Montana Government employees is narrower than in the state's private sector, but there's still a divide. A new voting office will open soon on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. And Flathead Reporter Katrin Frye tells us how some people are recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

Newscast 07-30-2014

Jul 30, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

The hot, dry weather continues and there are new fires in the Flathead National Forest. A Montana researcher isn't too worried about Africa's spreading Ebola outbreak causing a problem in the developed word. And Yellowstone Public Radio's Jackie Yamanaka continues her series on the challenges veterans face in receiving health care.

Newscast 07-29-2014

Jul 29, 2014

The Department of Defense is overseeing the plagiarism investigation against senator John Walsh. Missoula officials release next-gen Broadband study recommendations, and Flathead reporter Katrin Frye tells us about boaters who are ignoring mandatory invasive aquatic species check stations.

Newscast 07-28-2014

Jul 28, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A small plane crashes in the Clearwater National Forest, along the Idaho-Montana Border. A Bitterroot National Forest firefighter is found alive after going missing yesterday. And Northwestern Energy's CEO maintains the purchase of 12 hydroelectric dams is good for Montana and good for the company.  

Newscast 07-25-2014

Jul 25, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:
A new wildfire is burning just northwest of Helena. The body of a man found in the Clark Fork River has been identified. And Edward O'Brien finds out just how many jobs are created when Montanans wet their whistles.

Newscast 07-24-2014

Jul 24, 2014

Senator John Walsh's campaign says the Montana Democrat won't drop out of the US Senate race, but a political science professor from the University of Montana tells Edward O'Brien that he'll have a tough time overcoming from reports of past plagiarism.


Newscast 07-23-2014

Jul 23, 2014

Senator John Walsh's U.S. Army War College thesis contains several passages reportedly lifted without attribution from published papers. Firefighters are tackling a new blaze burning south of Frenchtown, and a decision is forthcoming on some test wells for a proposed copper mine near White Sulphur Springs.

Newscast 07-22-2014

Jul 22, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Disaster for the Blackfoot River was narrowly averted today after a semi carrying industrial chemicals overturned on its banks. State officials react to the federal court ruling on healthcare subsidies. And Katrin Frye tells us about a project that's fostering cooperation between NASA and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes.

Newscast for 07-18-2014

Jul 18, 2014

Rough terrain is the biggest obstacle in fighting two new wildfires in the Bitterroot. You'll now need a criminal background check to drive school buses in Montana. And Edward O'Brien discusses television, movies, and rude theater audiences with NPR film critic Kenneth Turan.

Newscast 07-17-2014

Jul 17, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Eight Montana West Bank branches will close by October. Missoula and a city in Southern California are talking about the best way to acquire local water companies currently owned by the Carlyle Group. And Flathead reporter Katrin Frye tells us about a new residency program for family medicine in Kalispell.