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Evening Newscast 09-26-16

Sep 26, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Government investigators are due in Yellowstone National Park tomorrow to look into an employee's claims of sexual exploitation of female workers, and financial misconduct.

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell says his agency is depending on partnerships with states and private organizations to manage 60 million acres in need of restoration because of staff and budget cuts.

Authorities say a man lured two women into a Montana-based sex trafficking scheme, and had just recruited three teenage girls from the Midwest before he was arrested.

Evening Newscast 09-23-16

Sep 23, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

The University of Montana announced preliminary fall enrollment numbers today.

Robbie Knievel, the youngest son of late motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel, has received a two-year deferred sentence for a drunk-driving crash in Butte.

China is one of the top beef-consuming nations in the world. But American producers have been locked out of that lucrative market since a Mad Cow Disease scare 13 years ago. That changed this week.

Evening Newscast 09-22-16

Sep 22, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch has accepted the Libertarian Party's replacement candidate for the U.S. House race.

Montana is reopening the last closed segment of the Yellowstone River south of Livingston tomorrow.

A House committee is investigating complaints of sexual harassment, bullying and other misconduct at national parks across the country, including Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon.

Evening Newscast 09-21-16

Sep 21, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Exxon Mobil Corporation has agreed to pay a settlement for a 2011 pipeline break that spilled 63,000 gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone River. The spill fouled an 85-mile stretch of the river starting upstream of Laurel.

The Montana Standard has asked a judge to make negotiations on the Butte Hill Superfund site public after 14 years.

A hearing on a request to move two Montana State Hospital patients held in an intensive treatment unit into the general population has been continued to December.

Evening Newscast 09-20-16

Sep 20, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Mike Fellows, the Libertarian Party's candidate for Montana's U.S. House seat, was killed in a car accident last night returning from a candidate forum in Seeley Lake. Missoula County sheriff's officials say Fellows died in a head-on collision with another vehicle.

Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased by one-tenth of a percent to 4.3 percent in August.

A small technology firm based in Polson has filed a lawsuit against oilfield services giant Halliburton, one of the world's largest corporations.

Evening Newscast 09-19-16

Sep 19, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

On Monday, Montana’s Supreme Court ruled on author Jon Krakauer’s request for University of Montana student records related to an alleged 2012 sexual assault. 

The Missoulian is reporting legendary Montana wildlife biologist John Craighead has died.

A psychiatrist at the Montana State Hospital in Warm Springs says there's good reason for holding two patients in long-term isolation. 

Evening Newscast 09-16-16

Sep 16, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Four state psychiatric patients are suing the state health department and several employees alleging they violated their own policies, and state and federal laws, in their treatment of the patients.

The U.S. Senate has approved a 420 million dollar water rights settlement with the Blackfeet Tribe as part of the larger Water Resources Development Act.

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes today said they’ve modified their proposal to take over management of the National Bison Range.

Evening Newscast 09-15-16

Sep 15, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

A Montana legislative committee says American Indian tribes should be allowed to hunt bison inside of Yellowstone National Park.

Bozeman's mayor suggests Montana State University should not continue increasing its enrollment without also adding housing.

A missing and endangered person advisory has been issued for a 27-year-old DonnaLynn Russell who was reportedly taken at gunpoint near Billings. 

Evening Newscast 09-14-16

Sep 14, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Preliminary numbers show student enrollment is up system-wide for the Montana University system, but exact fall enrollment numbers for the University of Montana have not yet been released.

A Texas man charged with killing a Montana man and shooting two others told investigators he feared for his life.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana has scaled back its proposed premium increases for insurance policies sold in the individual marketplace after a state analysis and public hearings.

Evening Newscast 09-13-16

Sep 13, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

The Montana Supreme Court has ruled to keep a Libertarian candidate for secretary of state on November's election ballots.

A Louisiana energy company is asking to reverse the cancelation of a 33-year-old oil and gas lease on land considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada.

Candidates for Montana’s contested Supreme Court seat, and for Secretary of State will face off at a public forum Monday in Seeley Lake.