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Evening Newscast 07-14-16

Jul 14, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

An oil company has agreed to plead guilty to two criminal charges, and pay a $100,000 fine for a 2011 spill on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

Montana health officials have fired two employees for giving the Social Security numbers and other personal information about 185 childcare providers to three state legislators.

A Manhattan man who saw a judge dismiss charges that he killed his wife while driving under the influence has filed a lawsuit against the investigators and prosecutors of the case.

Evening Newscast 07-13-16

Jul 13, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Montana has approved rules for potential grizzly bear hunts ahead of a decision by the U.S. government to remove federal protections for grizzlies in and around Yellowstone National Park.

Montana’s Medicaid expansion has brought $75 million in federal money to the state since January, state officials said Wednesday.

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will keep the number of wolves that can be hunted or trapped just north of Yellowstone National Park to two.

Evening Newscast 07-12-16

Jul 12, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

The Colstrip coal-fired power plant has agreed to shut down two of its four units by 2022, and limit how much it pollutes in the meantime under a deal with environmentalists.

The number of people without health insurance in Montana has been cut in half over the past year.

Wildlife advocates say they'll sue in an attempt to force the U.S. government to designate Yellowstone National Park bison as a threatened or endangered species.

Evening Newscast 07-11-16

Jul 11, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

The search continues for a 12-year-old girl who is missing and presumed drowned in an irrigation canal near Huntley.

A campground in Glacier National Park was temporarily evacuated Saturday evening after a Helena man fired a shot into the air from his tent. 

Four members of the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council will be sworn in this week.

Missoula County fire danger has been downgraded to "Moderate". 

Evening Newscast 07-08-16

Jul 8, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

The three health insurers selling individual policies in Montana through are proposing large premium increases for the second year straight.

State officials say Montana could save $25 million over the next two years in health care costs for government workers under a new pricing plan negotiated with the state's largest hospitals.

Montana’s Department of Justice is warning police officers across the state to be alert for copycat attacks after snipers in Dallas killed five officers and wounded seven others.

Evening Newscast 07-07-16

Jul 7, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Several hundred people attended the funeral today at Legion’s Stadium in Kalispell for a man killed by a bear last week outside of Glacier National Park.

A pre-evacuation notice was rescinded Wednesday at noon for the Observation Fire 10 miles south of Hamilton.

Police in Helena say a man was shot to death and officers are searching for a suspect.

Missoula-area veterans now have a new and improved Vet Center at their disposal.

Evening Newscast 07-06-16

Jul 6, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

The over 1400 acre Observation Fire fire burning 10 miles southwest of Hamilton is now 30 percent contained, up from 20 percent yesterday afternoon.

A 25-year-old Missoula man has been charged with deliberate homicide in the suffocation death of a 5-month-old Missoula boy.

A federal appeals court has ordered the release of the founder of a Montana club for the ultra-rich who has spent the last 14 months in jail for contempt of court.

Evening Newscast 07-05-16

Jul 5, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

An evacuation order was lifted this morning in the area of a 10-acre fire near Lincoln that damaged a cabin and a vehicle, Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton said.

Montana lawmakers have rejected a call for a special legislative session by a group of Republicans who want to raise campaign contribution limits.

Two vehicles collided head-on on Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, injuring seven people.

The investigation continues into an alleged arson at a fire station just outside of Kalispell.

Evening Newscast 07-04-16

Jul 4, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

More than a hundred personnel were added to the Observation fire southwest of Hamilton since yesterday.

Four Montana counties have been placed on drought alert.

Authorities are investigating after someone broke into the Smith Valley fire hall and set fire to a rescue truck that caused extensive damage. 

Evening Newscast 07-01-16

Jul 1, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Montana wildlife officials have been unable to locate the bear that killed a mountain biker earlier this week.

Fire officials say they expect the thousand-acre Observation fire southwest of Hamilton to continue spreading, because the fire is moving west into “rugged, inaccessible terrain.”

Voters this November will decide the future of traps and snares on Montana’s public lands.

An apparent misunderstanding is prompting Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte to walk back a claim that he has the endorsement of the Montana Wood Products Association.