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Evening Newscast 11-03-16

Nov 3, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

An organization to elect conservative judges has complied with the Montana commissioner of political practices order to report its contributions and spending in a state Supreme Court election.

A new analysis shows that Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte has aired more campaign ads than any other state candidate in the nation.

A $4.2 billion U.S. Air Force contract has been awarded to a subsidiary of the tribally owned S&K Technologies.

Evening Newscast 11-02-16

Nov 2, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Montana's Supreme Court has ruled that citizens have a right to trial by jury before the state can take private property in civil forfeiture cases.

A federal appeals court has upheld a decision blocking two Montana logging projects to protect the Canada lynx.

An organization that has spent $268,000 to influence a Montana Supreme Court election says it doesn't need to register as a political committee with the state.

Evening Newscast 11-01-16

Nov 1, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

U.S. officials say a program to return land on American Indian reservations to tribal control likely will run out of money before millions of eligible acres are addressed.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service has found that recent mail thefts in Billings have not targeted ballots.

The Democratic Governors Association is spending heavily to oppose Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte and to support Montana Democrats in the final days before the elections.

Evening Newscast 10-31-16

Oct 31, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

A man convicted of vandalizing a Kalispell clinic that offered abortions is disputing the $642,000 in restitution he was ordered to pay. 

Missoula County officials have released the names of three Missoula residents who were killed in a head-on collision near the airport Saturday afternoon.

Two men accused of robbing a Missoula convenience store, carjacking a family from Washington state and shooting at police during a pursuit are expected to plead guilty next week. 

Evening Newscast 10-28-16

Oct 28, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The Roaring Lion Fire near Hamilton that burned more than 13 square miles of forest and destroyed sixteen homes this summer, was caused by a campfire that wasn’t fully extinguished.

The mother of a man killed during a confrontation with law enforcement in a Billings hotel says she does not hold the police responsible for his death. 

Governor Steve Bullock says he agrees with citizens who are upset that a man was sentenced to 60 days in jail for raping his 12-year-old daughter, but says his office has no authority to investigate or override the decision. 

Evening Newscast 10-27-16

Oct 27, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham


The Billings Police Chief says the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office will investigate the fatal police shooting of a man in a hotel office after he turned towards officers with a gun.

A Red Lodge High School science teacher wants you to get out and vote. For her. Kate Belinda is hoping to get a wind turbine from Southern California to the high school, through a contest being put on by an insurance company.

Evening Newscast 10-26-16

Oct 26, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Montana's secretary of state says election rigging is a conspiracy theory comparable to Elvis Presley faking his death or the U.S. government covering up a UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico.

A group that represents independent cattle ranchers wants more say in how beef is marketed in the United States.

Montana's commissioner of political practices says a marijuana industry association violated campaign laws by filing multiple reports late.

Evening Newscast 10-25-16

Oct 25, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The National Education Association is spending more than half-a-million dollars to defeat a ballot initiative in Montana's election.

House Speaker Paul Ryan is scheduled to stop in Billings this weekend to campaign for U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke.

American Indian tribes in Washington State are calling on President Barack Obama to overhaul the way the federal government consults with tribes on fossil fuel export and other projects.

Evening Newscast 10-24-16

Oct 24, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Bozeman businessman Greg Gianforte has now spent over 5 million dollars of his own money to fuel his campaign against Democratic Governor Steve Bullock.

A second woman is accusing a former Helena police officer of sexually assaulting her while she worked as a confidential informant.

Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 4.3 percent in September, while the national rate moved up a tenth of a percentage point to 5 percent.

Evening Newscast 10-21-16

Oct 21, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Montana's chief justice and two dozen other current and former judges say an outside group's attacks on a judge running for Supreme Court could threaten the integrity and independence of the judiciary. 

The Crow tribe and the state of Montana have settled litigation going back 38 years over whether the state can tax coal that is owned by the tribe.

Secretary of State Linda McCulloch says there is no question that Montana's Nov. 8th elections will be fairly run, but she is advising voters to mail or hand their ballots directly to their election office.