Montana Newscasts

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

Evening Newscast 12-11-17

Dec 11, 2017

Great Falls police officers, searching for a suspect in an earlier incident, fatally shot the man when he brandished a weapon.

Federal officials say two polluted sites associated with Montana's copper industry will get heightened attention as the government pushes to complete cleanups that have dragged on more than three decades.

Car owners in Montana will pay a little more when it comes time to renew vehicle registrations next year.

Montana cherry growers have voted to end a "checkoff" based on sales that funded research and development programs over the last dozen years.

Evening Newscast 12-08-17

Dec 8, 2017

Montana wildlife managers have approved a special hunt to learn more about the prevalence of Chronic Wasting Disease in south central Montana.

Actor and Blackfeet Tribe member Steve Reevis, who had roles in the movies "Fargo" and "Last of the Dogmen" has died.

Evening Newscast 12-07-17

Dec 7, 2017

A federal appeals court has upheld a Montana law that says judicial candidates cannot seek, accept or use political endorsements in their campaigns.

The state Department of Corrections will soon need to minimize the number of state inmates being held in county jails while awaiting room in state facilities.

A medical clinic in Missoula plans to charge patients a monthly fee for routine medical care starting in January.

Montana firefighters are answering the call to help battle wildfires burning in Southern California.

A federal jury in Montana has found a man guilty of strangling a woman, pouring gasoline on her and setting her on fire, leading to her death more than two months later.

Evening Newscast 12-06-17

Dec 6, 2017

The small Montana company that landed and then lost a contract to restore Puerto Rico's hurricane-shattered electric grid has reached a settlement in a dispute over money it said it was owed for the work.

Two Flathead County residents over the age of 65 have died due to complications from influenza.

A Laurel man has become a city council member without running for office.

Evening Newscast 12-05-17

Dec 5, 2017

State Revenue Director Mike Kadas said the tax bill passed by the U.S. Senate early Saturday could cost the state about $122 million a year.

U.S. wildlife officials say the white-tailed prairie dog does not need special protections under the Endangered Species Act because it's in no danger of extinction across the U.S. West.

A 16-year-old Hamilton high school student has died, and a 15-year-old boy is hospitalized after they apparently overdosed on prescription medication.

A conservation group attempting to piece together the largest private wildlife reserve in the United States says it will allow eight hunters a chance to kill bison on the grasslands of north-central Montana.

A Belgrade girl has donated part of her Christmas money to help pay other students' school lunch debts.