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Evening Newscast 08-12-16

Aug 12, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

One of the three fires burning in Yellowstone National Park has grown significantly in the last 24 hours.

Representatives from three organizations say they will either change or cease running issue ads that mention Montana political candidates ahead of a Tuesday deadline that would require them to register as political committees, and make financial disclosures to the state.

Montana Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Gary Wolfe says wildlife should not be managed like livestock.

Attorneys for the state have agreed to have DNA testing performed on several items of evidence recovered during the investigation of a 1994 homicide near Helena as two men convicted of the crime seek to prove their innocence.

Evening Newscast 08-11-16

Aug 11, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

There are now three fires burning in Yellowstone National Park.

A trade group for the energy industry is accusing federal officials of illegally canceling or postponing the sale of more than two dozen oil and gas leases over the past two years.

A judge has fined a Utah-based drilling company $100,000 after the company pleaded guilty to criminal charges over a 2011 oil spill in northwestern Montana.

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ new Veterans Healthcare Representative says she brings a unique perspective to the job.

Evening Newscast 08-10-16

Aug 10, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

The nearly 83 hundred acre Roaring Lion fire southwest of Hamilton is now 60% contained, up from yesterday’s fifty.

A group of Montana and federal wildlife officials is opposing a 57 million dollar concrete dam and fish bypass that the U.S. government says would help the ancient and endangered pallid sturgeon in the Yellowstone River.

The president of a bankrupt Great Falls company that owns restaurants in three states is charged with securities fraud for soliciting 4.5 million dollars from investors without telling them the business was struggling, and without registering the securities.

Evening Newscast 08-09-16

Aug 9, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

The Roaring Lion fire, burning southwest of Hamilton, is now fifty percent contained.

The U.S. government is suing Montana's largest utility in an attempt to recover more than $485,000 spent fighting a 2010 fire near Canyon Ferry Lake east of Helena. 

The backer of a proposed ballot measure to get rid of medical marijuana in Montana says county election officials mishandled thousands of signatures.

Quick thinking by a trio of hikers in the Flathead National Forest may have prevented a forest fire.

Evening Newscast 08-08-16

Aug 8, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

All residents evacuated due to the Roaring Lion fire south of Hamilton are now allowed back home.

Both the Bitterroot National Forest and Yellowstone National Park are putting Stage One fire restrictions into place due to rising fire danger.

A former Blackfeet tribal councilwoman wants to withdraw her guilty plea to federal charges of harboring a fugitive, and lying to authorities.

A non-partisan organization that provides voters with factual information about politicians plans to leave its ranch in Montana after the next presidential election. 

Evening Newscast 08-05-16

Aug 5, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Updates on the Roaring Lion and Copper King fires.

A man shot to death by a Phillips County sheriff's deputy last week had been walking down the highway in the middle of the night wearing only underwear prior to the confrontation that led to his death.

Authorities have found a Montana teenager who had been missing since early Wednesday, and the man suspected of abducting her has been taken into custody.

The Montana Department of Revenue is reaching out to Bitterroot Valley residents who lost their homes this week to wildfire.

Evening Newscast 08-04-16

Aug 4, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Updates on the Roaring Lion, Copper King, and North Tullock fires.

The first TV ad of Democratic Governor Steve Bullock’s reelection campaign airs Friday, August 5.

Missoula voters will be asked to approve a $30-million-dollar public library bond this November.

Evening Newscast 08-03-16

Aug 3, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Updates on the Roaring Lion and Copper King fires.

An amber alert has been issued for a 16-year-old girl from Sheridan, Montana.

Governor Steve Bullock's campaign has reimbursed the state a little over eleven hundred dollars for extra costs related to his use of the state airplane.

Evening Newscast 08-02-16

Aug 2, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Updates on the Roaring Lion, Copper King, and North Tullock fires.

A 17-year-old boy from Condon was killed and a 17-year-old girl from Seeley Lake was injured in a one-vehicle crash on Montana Highway 83 north of Seeley Lake yesterday.

A 47-year-old Missoula man was killed in a rollover crash west of Big Sandy.

Evening Newscast 08-01-16

Aug 1, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

It’s been a relatively calm day on the 35-hundred acre Roaring Lion fire southwest of Hamilton Monday. 

Emergency officials in Hamilton are preparing for a public meeting Monday night at 7 PM about the Roaring Lion fire burning on 35-hundred acres southwest of Hamilton.

The Copper King Fire, detected Sunday eight miles east of Thompson Falls, grew from 200 to 700 acres overnight.

Tribal authorities on the Flathead Reservation have temporarily closed the entire 3.5-mile Mollman Pass Trail in the Mission Mountains Tribal Wilderness after receiving a report of a dead horse off the trail.

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