Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

Evening Newscast 03-05-15

Mar 5, 2015
Josh Burnham

On tonight's evening newscast:

Montana lawmakers are considering a bill to make careless gun handling a criminal offense.

The Montana Senate gave preliminary approval today to a bill to barring  minors from buying or possessing electronic cigarettes.

Missoula County has settled a lawsuit filed by a sheriff's deputy who said she was discriminated against when she was repeatedly questioned about a kiss she shared with a married deputy at her residence during a time when he failed to respond to a 911 call.

Morning Newscast 03-05-15

Mar 5, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, crews in Bigfork are flushing hydrants and treating the water supply with chlorine in an effort to eliminate bacteria that was discovered last month.

A federal judge has confirmed a bankruptcy reorganization plan for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena.

A Senate finance committee today hears three GOP-sponsored mental health care funding bills that fall far short of longer-term proposals by Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock.

Evening Newscast 03-04-15

Mar 4, 2015
Josh Burnham

On tonight's Evening Newscast, both of Montana's senators voted to override President Obama's veto of the Keystone XL pipeline today.

A federal judge has cleared the way for nearly $20 million in payments to victims of sex abuse perpetrated by clergy for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena.

Kalispell Republican Representative Kieth Regier wants to require doctors to be present when women take abortion-inducing medication.

Morning Newscast 03-04-15

Mar 4, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast,State lawmakers are on their mid-session break until tomorrow and Madelyn Beck reports on some of what won't change in Montana as a result.

A Kalispell man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and her 15 year old daughter on Christmas Day 2010 died of self-inflicted suffocation.

Two clergy sex abuse settlements involving the Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena are poised to move forward in federal bankruptcy court.

Evening Newscast 03-03-15

Mar 3, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of the Montana Evening Newscast, Columbia Falls Aluminum Company announced today it’s permanently closing its doors. The plant stopped production in 2009 during the height of the recession.

Civil rights attorneys were in federal court today to argue that hundreds of racist emails from Montana's former Chief U.S. District Judge should be preserved as potential evidence in future lawsuits.

A 74-year-old Libby man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he shot another man to death in his living room.

Morning Newscast 03-03-15

Mar 3, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast,Governor Steve Bullock’s Medicaid expansion plan gets its first hearing at the state legislature Friday, and that has groups for and against it trying to rally support.

This weekend dozens of people gathered in Great Falls, Missoula and Kalispell to show support for Medicaid expansion in Montana.

A former girls' basketball coach at Lone Peak High School in Big Sky who is accused of raping two of his players will remain jailed on $750,000 bail.

Evening Newscast 03-02-15

Mar 2, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of the Montana Evening Newscast, Greg Gianforte, the founder of Bozeman start-up RightNow Technologies, is donating $1 million to Montana State University to help the school educate more computer science majors.

The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation and Montana Resources contributed a total of $1-million dollars to bring a proposed $2-million dollar American Legion baseball facility to Butte.

A Thompson Falls state senator's aide has been asked to quit after his registration as a lobbyist was revealed.

Morning Newscast 03-02-15

Mar 2, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, residents of an assisted living facility in Kalispell have been given 30 days to find a new place to live because the center is closing.

Two men have been rescued from the backcountry in Gallatin County.

Biologists are trying to determine the cause of six moose deaths in the Upper Big Hole Valley in southwest Montana since 2013.

A state senator's aide has been asked to quit after his registration as a lobbyist was revealed as a potential ethics violation.

Evening Newscast 02-27-15

Feb 27, 2015
Josh Burnham

Attorney General Tim Fox says he needs more time to analyze how $65 million from the sale of Missoula’s Community Medical Center should be used.

State health officials are rescinding a finding that no sexual abuse occurred in a January incident between two clients at the Montana Developmental Center.

The former president of Stone Child College and her husband have denied federal income tax fraud charges.

Tribal representatives from around the country are converging in Washington state to discuss the risks and rewards of marijuana legalization.

Evening Newscast 02-26-15

Feb 26, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of the Montana Evening Newscast, a 34-year-old man has been sentenced for trying to kidnap a 10-year-old girl as she played with her brother in a Missoula park.

Democratic governor Steve Bullock is likely to veto an advancing Republican plan to cut income taxes.

Montana Veterans Affairs named John Ginnity as the permanent director today, after serving 8 months as the acting director.

The Montana Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling today that allowed Great Falls casino owners to sidestep an anti-smoking law.

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