Montana Newscasts

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

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.

Evening Newscast 12-08-17

Dec 8, 2017

Montana wildlife managers have approved a special hunt to learn more about the prevalence of Chronic Wasting Disease in south central Montana.

Actor and Blackfeet Tribe member Steve Reevis, who had roles in the movies "Fargo" and "Last of the Dogmen" has died.

Evening Newscast 12-07-17

Dec 7, 2017

A federal appeals court has upheld a Montana law that says judicial candidates cannot seek, accept or use political endorsements in their campaigns.

The state Department of Corrections will soon need to minimize the number of state inmates being held in county jails while awaiting room in state facilities.

A medical clinic in Missoula plans to charge patients a monthly fee for routine medical care starting in January.

Montana firefighters are answering the call to help battle wildfires burning in Southern California.

A federal jury in Montana has found a man guilty of strangling a woman, pouring gasoline on her and setting her on fire, leading to her death more than two months later.