Montana Newscasts

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

Evening Newscast 01-30-18

Jan 30, 2018

The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a Montana state law that limits who can perform abortions.

The Public Service Commission has reduced NorthWestern Energy's electrical rates by about $3.5 million for residential and business customers.

A man who police were chasing as an armed and dangerous federal fugitive in East Missoula this morning is in police custody tonight after being caught this afternoon.

Evening Newscast 01-29-18

Jan 29, 2018

Montana is appealing FEMA’s denial of its request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration following last year’s historic fire season.

Tribes in northwest Montana have pledged to uphold the Paris Climate Agreement despite President Donald Trump backing out last year.

The Director of Montana’s Department of Corrections had few details on last week’s firing of the warden at Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge when state lawmakers asked him about it today.

Evening Newscast 01-26-18

Jan 26, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement that could conclude the cleanup of mining waste in Butte and remove the area from the Superfund list.

A man in his mid-30s died after hitting a tree while skiing at Big Sky Resort.

A recent federal audit of the Crow Tribe's court system alleges mismanagement of federal funds, nepotism and a hostile work environment for a recently elected associate judge.

A Montana man who pushed another man to his death from a bridge over the Flathead River was convicted of murder and has been sentenced to 70 years in prison.

A 19-year-old Broadwater County detention officer was killed in a head-on collision between his pickup truck and a tractor trailer on Interstate 90 about 40 miles east of Missoula.

Two people were found dead after a house fire near the southern Montana town of Emigrant. A western Montana school district is asking that a federal lawsuit be thrown out, saying district officials did not know about many allegations that a student was being sexually harassed by a music teacher.

A Montana man was sentenced yesterday to a year and a day in federal prison for his participation in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

Evening Newscast 01-24-18

Jan 24, 2018

Montana’s Democratic Senator Jon Tester is part of a bipartisan group of lawmakers trying to strike a new deal with the White House on border security.

A 39-year-old man died after he was hit by a falling concrete column at a construction site in Billings Tuesday morning.

Montana’s health department is now sharing with prosecutors results of drug toxicology tests conducted on children suspected to have been exposed to drugs. The Department previously didn’t comply with this state law because they said doing so would jeopardize federal funding.