Montana Newscasts

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

Evening Newscast 11-16-17

Nov 16, 2017

Five of the six Democrats running for their party's nomination to challenge Congressman Greg Gianforte will be at a forum in Butte tonight.

The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for leads on who was responsible for shooting a crop dusting plane in southwestern Montana.

Evening Newscast 11-15-17

Nov 15, 2017

The Republican party’s keystone bill to patch the state budget passed Montana’s House and Senate this afternoon nearly along party lines. 

The Montana Senate passed five bills that would take a $65 million bite out of the state’s quarter-billion-dollar budget deficit. 

Officials suspect a second deer killed in south central Montana may have been infected with chronic wasting disease. 

Police in Minnesota say the father of a toddler who accidentally shot himself with his dad's loaded handgun has been arrested in Montana.

Evening Newscast 11-14-17

Nov 14, 2017

During a U.S. Senate hearing Tuesday, the head of Puerto Rico’s electric power authority, or PREPA, justified signing a controversial $300 million contract with a small energy company in Montana.

A proposal to accept $30 million in exchange for extending the contract for a private prison in Shelby is one option state lawmakers are considering in the special legislative session to address the state budget shortfall.

Republican state lawmakers expanded the scope of the special legislative session that opened in Helena today. 

Evening Newscast 11-13-17

Nov 13, 2017

A proposal to temporarily charge a fee for state management of Montana's workers' compensation fund drew strong opposition as lawmakers began a special session to address a $227 million budget shortfall.

The chairwoman of Montana's House Appropriations Committee is sponsoring a bill to transfer state agency money to the general fund to help balance the state budget.

Evening Newscast 11-09-17

Nov 9, 2017

Three former employees of the Blackfeet Head Start program have pleaded not guilty to charges alleging they falsified overtime claims to steal money from the federally funded program.

A 61-year-old transient man died of hypothermia in Missoula this week, prompting the Union Gospel Mission to open its day shelter at night through mid-March.