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Evening Newscast 06-30-16

Jun 30, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Missoula County Sheriff Deputies are warning residents of Horseback Ridge near Missoula to prepare for evacuation, after a new wildfire was discovered Thursday afternoon.

Montana wildlife officials have a difficult decision to make when and if they capture a grizzly bear that killed a mountain biker this week.

Fire managers in the Flathead Valley are predicting a normal summer in terms of wildland fires.

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have scheduled a public meeting on the proposed transfer of the National Bison Range.

Evening Newscast 06-29-16

Jun 29, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

The Observation Fire burning about 10 miles southwest of Hamilton has doubled in size since yesterday to over 600 acres due to strong winds, rapidly drying conditions and low humidity.

Federal prosecutors in Montana say a man used names and Social Security numbers he got by posting fake job ads on Craiglist to file at least 10 fraudulent income tax returns.

At the first U-S Senate hearing for the water compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes today, federal officials said it looks expensive, and needs more analysis. Tribal leaders testified as well.

Evening Newscast 06-28-16

Jun 28, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

After Montana’s primary election on June 7th, candidates in Montana’s gubernatorial race are building up their bank accounts to fund the contest in November.

Gov. Steve Bullock has more than $1.4 million to spend in his re-election campaign, while his Republican challenger, Greg Gianforte, has about $133,000 left after spending heavily in the first months of the governor's race.

The Republican Governors Association has agreed to register as a political committee in Montana after spending more than $450,000 prior to the state's June 7th primary. 

Evening Newscast 06-27-16

Jun 27, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it will not hear an appeal challenging Montana’s 2011 medical marijuana law.

The Observation Point Fire that was first reported Friday about 10 miles south of Hamilton is currently covering 202 acres, and is on very steep terrain, making suppression efforts difficult.

A 38-year-old man has died in a kayaking accident at Storm Lake near Anaconda.

Evening Newscast 06-24-16

Jun 24, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Officials say the loss of about 200 jobs in Columbia Falls will be a punch in the gut for a community that was recovering from the 2009 closure of an aluminum plant.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is rallying Montana union members as they convene in Helena for their annual convention.

A man has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of kidnapping and raping a 4-year-old girl who was taken from a park on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation earlier this year.

Evening Newscast 06-23-16

Jun 23, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

The Obama administration says a sharp increase in royalties paid by companies mining coal from federal lands across the West would trigger only modest reductions in U.S. coal production.

Montana's overcrowded jails and prisons are prompting state officials to take a serious look at the complex issues behind the rising number of arrests, reoffenders, and policies, behind a surge in incarcerations.

Evening Newscast 06-22-16

Jun 22, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

One of the world's largest private owners of timberlands is shutting down two mills in Columbia falls later this year.

Authorities have charged two people in the assault of a woman who was beaten, strangled and set on fire on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation.

A western Montana couple has denied charges that they killed an 18-year-old man in February.

A former nurse has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a girl.

Evening Newscast 06-21-16

Jun 21, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Governor Steve Bullock released a state energy plan today.

Montana Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester voted mostly along party lines Monday night on four proposals that would increase gun control in the wake of the recent mass shooting in Orlando. 

The Montana Alzheimer's/Dementia Work Group unveiled its suggestions yesterday to prepare for and address increasing cases of Alzheimer's disease. 

Wildlife groups in Idaho are offering rewards for information that would lead to the person or persons responsible behind two separate poaching cases.

Evening Newscast 06-20-16

Jun 20, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council has voted to redraft the tribe's constitution.

An explosion and fire at a Kalispell apartment building killed a woman, and displaced 34 other residents.

Montana legislators discussed options to fund services for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia Monday.

A Montana lawmaker is proposing that the Legislature rename Columbus Day with a name that celebrates Native Americans.

Evening Newscast 06-17-16

Jun 17, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

A judge has ruled that Republican State Representative Art Wittich can remain in office after a jury found he took illegal corporate contributions during his 2010 primary election campaign.

Flathead County prosecutors have filed charges against four people in the stabbing death of a Kalispell man whose body was found in a creek near Creston.

Two Kalispell women have denied charges that they locked three children in a dark basement without food or a bathroom.