Montana Newscasts

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

Evening Newscast 01-16-18

Jan 16, 2018

The Montana State Prison has opened a 30-bed chemical dependency treatment program for inmates approaching their release dates.

Hunters killed 35 mule deer in the second week of a special hunt in north-central Montana to test for the prevalence of a brain wasting disease.

A Libby man who acknowledged using methamphetamine before causing a fatal crash has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Evening Newscast 01-12-17

Jan 12, 2018

A Montana prosecutor says he wants to prevent babies from being born addicted to drugs and alcohol by using the threat of jail time as a deterrent for pregnant women.

A southwestern Montana man is charged with breaking into a residence and killing his estranged wife.

A coroner's inquest has been scheduled in the case of a 25-year-old man fatally shot by Great Falls police.

Evening Newscast 01-11-18

Jan 11, 2018

The Montana Legislature is reviewing its sexual harassment policy after accusations of sexual misconduct led to the downfall of other lawmakers across the country.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service says the Canada Lynx may have recovered to the point where it could be delisted as an threatened species.

Evening Newscast 01-10-18

Jan 10, 2018

The federal government has rejected Montana’s request for 44 million dollars in disaster aid for last year’s wildfires.

A historic Whitefish building designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Write is being demolished this evening.

Attorneys for about 80 people with claims of sexual abuse against former priests and other employees of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Great Falls-Billings want to move their cases forward.

Evening Newscast 01-09-18

Jan 9, 2018

A former Montana seasonal firefighter who acknowledged that he deliberately sparked dozens of wildfires five years ago has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for starting another blaze in 2016.

A Belgrade woman is hospitalized in critical condition after a weekend shooting that left another woman dead.

At a moment when employers nationwide are seeking guidance to create safer work environments, Montana’s state agency tasked with enforcing discrimination protections here is losing funding for trainings and investigations.