Montana Newscasts

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

Evening Newscast 12-22-17

Dec 22, 2017

Slick roads and low visibility from ice and blowing snow are creating hazardous driving conditions across Western Montana at this hour.

The final tally for the number of Montanans who signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act by last Friday’s deadline are in, and they’re more than 90 percent of what they were last year.

Montana’s unemployment rate has held steady for most of 2017, and November was no exception.

Evening Newscast 12-21-17

Dec 21, 2017

Public health officials are seeing a spike in influenza cases across Montana.

Representatives of sex abuse victims are suing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Great Falls-Billings as part of a bankruptcy action to ensure church assets are available for those abused by church officials.

Montana's congressional delegation may benefit financially under the new federal tax overhaul, but caps on deductions from state and local taxes may largely undo those benefits.

Evening Newscast 12-20-17

Dec 20, 2017

A winter storm hitting northern Montana has forced school closures and caused scattered power outages. 

The University of Montana Foundation has sold an 18,000-square-foot western Montana lodge that was donated by philanthropist Dennis Washington in 1995.

Montana's congressional delegation is asking the U.S. Forest Service to support a conservation easement on about 22,000 acres of private land near the Kootenai National Forest. 

Evening Newscast 12-19-17

Dec 19, 2017

A 43-year-old former law enforcement officer with the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Montana has pleaded guilty in a case in which he was accused of coercing a woman into having sex.

A Montana judge has sanctioned the state over a yearlong delay in complying with a court demand to turn over documents involving an expert witness in a lawsuit over lethal injections.

A federal judge has ruled that ethics complaints filed against elected officials in Montana should be made public.

Evening Newscast 12-18-17

Dec 18, 2017

A wildfire fueled by high winds and dry conditions ripped through Glacier County yesterday, in what experts call an "unusual" occurrence for this time of year.

Another fire Sunday destroyed a popular western Montana restaurant. Authorities say the fire at the Nine Mile House located off Highway 10 near the town of Huson (HEW-son) began around 10:30 last night.

Missoula is getting more direct flights next summer. American Airlines and the Missoula International Airport announced today that direct service will begin in June for a seasonal route from Chicago and a year-round direct connection with Dallas.