Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

Newscast 07-15-2014

Jul 15, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Two environmental groups ask the U.S. Department of Transportation to immediately ban crude oil shipments in older rail tank cars. The parent company of Glacier Park Incorporated pays over $16-million dollars for land and businesses in and around West Glacier. And Edward O'Brien talks with organizers of a new ad campaign about the value of national parks and public lands.

Newscast 07-14-2014

Jul 14, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Fire danger is notching up in the Bitterroot National Forest. A drowning victim in Glacier National Park is identified. And the Montana Food Bank Network expands its services with a new mobile food pantry truck.

Newscast 07-11-2014

Jul 11, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Three separate wildfires were sparked in the Bitterroot over the last 24 hours. We'll also tell you about the swearing-in ceremony of the brand new Blackfeet Business Council that started with calls for unity and ended in acrimony. And 13 coal-train cars derailed in Southeastern Montana.

Newscast 07-10-2014

Jul 10, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Wildlife commissioners alter sage-grouse hunting rules. Senator Tester says the unfolding child immigrant crisis along the southern border probably wouldn't exist were it not for the U.S. House. And we'll tell you why a melting road is keeping drivers away from parts of Yellowstone National Park.

Newscast 07-09-2014

Jul 9, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Montana considers scaling back its sage grouse hunt. The White House singles out a regional oil patch as part of its 2014 national drug control strategy. And Yellowstone Public Radio's Jackie Yamanaka takes us to a health care summit in which the Affordable Care act is discussed.

Newscast 07-08-2014

Jul 8, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

The first of two weeks of hearings begins into Northwestern Energy's proposal to purchase 11 Montana hydroelectric dams. A judge rejects the state senate majority leaders's attempt to dismiss charges that his campaign took illegal contributions. And Flathead reporter Katrin Frye brings us up to speed on a project to restore genetically pure west slope cutthroat trout to Northwest Montana.

Newscast 07-07-2014

Jul 7, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Train derailment cleanup crews continue to remove three plane fuselages from the Clark Fork river. Investigators continue their look into a recent Northwestern Montana bear attack. And a top wildlife official says there's too much uncertainty about climate change to prove it threatens the wolverine.

Newscast for 07-04-2014

Jul 4, 2014

We take a look at a family-run fireworks stand in Missoula, and Yellowstone Public Radio's Jakie Yamanaka introduces us to new medical school graduates in Billings.

Newscast 07-03-2014

Jul 3, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Over five thousand dollars was found between the desk and wall in the office of the now suspended Ravalli County  treasurer. A Blackfeet man recently convicted of participating in a fraud scheme takes his case to federal court. And Flathead reporter Katrin Frye visits with members of the Northwest Montana Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter.

Newscast 07-02-2014

Jul 2, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A man from Polson who's been charged with trying to hire a hitman to kill his ex-girlfriend has just entered a plea agreement. Verizon has settled a dispute with the state over property valuation. And a 4 mile stretch of the Bitterroot river near Hamilton is set to reopen next Monday.

Newscast 07-01-2014

Jul 1, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A federal judge blocks a logging project in the Kootenai National Forest. The federal government will start reducing road and transit payments next month. And Flathead reporter Katrin Frye continues her look at employment in the Flathead.

Correction: The U.S. District Judge who blocked a logging project in the Kootenai National Forest is Dana Christensen, not Diana Christinesen. Montana Evening Edition regrets the mistake.

Newscast 06-30-2014

Jun 30, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A divided Supreme Court rules on an exception to the contraception requirement in President Obama's health care coverage. They also came to a 5-4 split that could harm public sector unions. And the University of Montana makes preparations to host hundreds of scientists and experts for the North American conservation conference.

Newscast 06-27-2014

Jun 27, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

The judge now infamous for his handling of a rape case involving a 14-year-old victim, speaks out against his suspension. A 16-year-old from Helena  is sentenced for his role in phoning in bomb threats. And a property tax for Missoula residents is proposed to fund a new park.

Newscast 06-26-2014

Jun 26, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

State Republican party leaders haven't decided how - or if - to proceed on a proposal to close primary elections to non-party members. Two groups are asking a judge to block a timber projected on almost 500 acres around the watershed that supplies most of Helena's drinking water. And Flathead reporter Katrin Frye tells us about how the local work force is faring these days.

Newscast for 06-25-2014

Jun 25, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A judge scolds the lead attorney representing the Missoula man accused of killing a German exchange student. Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks in Billings this evening. And fireworks are going on sale, but that doesn't mean Missoulians can use them wherever they'd like.

Newcast 06-24-2014

Jun 24, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Notices are on their way to victims of hackers who broke into state databases last month. Repairs are underway for Missoula's ageing water infrastructure starting this week. And a non-profit organization wants to create a wild horse sanctuary near Drummond.

Newscast 06-23-2014

Jun 23, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Officials release the names of the people killed in a fiery crash outside of Helena late last week. A state judge strikes down most of a voter approved immigrant-related state services law. And the U.S. Supreme Court upholds most of the EPA's Global warming rules.

Newcast 06-20-2014

Jun 20, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Six people, including 3 children and a fire chief are killed in an accident east of Helena. A respected Montana Photographer is murdered in Billings. And Senator Jon Tester weighs in on Iraq, the Veterans Administration and former Governor Brian Schweitzer's recent controversial remarks.

Newscast 06-19-2014

Jun 19, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A Medicaid expansion ballot initiative did not collect enough signatures to make  it onto November's ballot. Authorities say an argument over truck repairs prompted a Ronan man to allegedly murder his brother. And reporter Katrin Frye tells us about some of the impacts Northwest Montana's wild weather is having on rivers this week.

Newscast 06-18-2014

Jun 18, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

Montana officials will release details on Montana's oil train routes. A pilot is killed in a plane crash at Western Montana's Lost Trail Ski area. And forest plans will be updated for the Helena and Lewis and Clark National Forests.

Newscast 06-17-2014

Jun 17, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

An audit of the Ravalli County treasurer's office finds disarray, but no evidence of fraud. The Public Service Commission grants Northwestern Energy's request to increase electricity rates. And reporter Katrin Frye tells us about an effort to address homelessness in the Flathead Valley.

Newscast 06-16-2014

Jun 16, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A group hired by the Montana Public Service Commission has found that Northwestern Energy hasn't budgeted enough for the maintenance of  11 dams  the company is trying to purchase. Signature gatherers are out in force as the Friday ballot initiative deadline looms. And later in the program we have an interview with Aaron Parrett about his new book: Montana: then and now.

Newscast 06-13-2014

Jun 13, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A look at the "Big Drift", the 80 foot obstacle that's keeping crews from reaching the summit of Logan Pass. The findings of an independent review shows the Missoula Police Department is improving its response to reports of sexual assault. And an interview with convicted felon Barry Beach, whose fourth application for clemency was just denied by the Montana Parole Board.


Newscast for 06-12-2014

Jun 12, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

The body of the man whose car fell into the Clark Fork on Tuesday has been identified. Katrin Frye has a report from the scene of the Plum Creek fiberboard plant explosion. And teachers at Paxson Elementary are running drills to prepare for the worst-case scenario in a school lockdown.

Newscast 06-11-2014

Jun 11, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

A body has been recovered from a vehicle submerged in the Clark Fork. A man will continue to serve a 100-year prison sentence after the Board of Pardons rejects his clemency application. And Missoula Authorities are planning a crackdown on uncontrolled dogs.

Newscast 06-10-2014

Jun 10, 2014

Tonight on Montana Evening Edition:

An agreement brings an end of the scuffle between the Missoula County Attorney's Office and the DOJ.  An explosion at a fiberboard plant rocks through Columbia Falls. And the Cabin Gulch logging plan moves forward despite pressure from environmental groups.

Newscast 06-09-2014

Jun 9, 2014

A press conference is scheduled tomorrow to announce agreements between the Missoula County Attorney and DOJ over the department's investigation into sexual assaults cases. We'll also bring you an update on the state of veteran's healthcare in Montana. And what the large snowpack and low rainfall did for water levels around the state.

Newcast 06-06-2014

Jun 6, 2014

A suicide in White Sulpher Springs has the Montana Department of Justice investigating. The Dollar Tree Corporation could be facing heavy fines for safety violations at its Missoula store. And a woman in Billings is charged for making 5 allegedly false rape reports over the past 5 years. 

Newscast 06-05-2014

Jun 5, 2014

The state Senate is hoping to appoint a new political practices commissioner. We'll also tell you about a new health care call center opening in Great Falls. And the director of the Missoula Symphony Orchestra Joseph Henry has died at age 84.

Newscast 06-04-2014

Jun 4, 2014

The results are in for primary elections across Montana. We'll be hearing from Steve Daines, John Walsh and other primary winners. And in Hamilton, a high school student is jailed after threatening to kill classmates at his graduation.