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Morning Newscast 05-02-16

May 2, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Fire forecasters say Hawaii, Alaska and the Southwest will face an increased threat of wildfires this summer.

Montana hunters and state officials are debating a map showing more than 18 million acres of land in Montana possibly being used by hunting outfitters.

The bodies of a renowned mountain climber and expedition cameraman who were buried in a Himalayan avalanche 16 years ago have been found.

Evening Newscast 04-29-16

Apr 29, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Former Montana Sen. Conrad Burns died yesterday of natural causes at his home in Billings.

A $3 million endowment has been set up at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman.

A 32 year old Helena man has pleaded guilty to setting the fire that caused more than $500,000 in damage to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Helena last summer.

A Yellowstone County sheriff's deputy rescued a two year old boy who fell into the Yellowstone River this morning.

Morning Newscast 04-29-16

Apr 29, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

 Former Montana Sen. Conrad Burns, a former cattle auctioneer whose folksy demeanor and political acumen earned him three terms and the bitter disdain of his opponents, has died. He was 81.

Senator Jon Tester introduced a bill yesterday to fix the year-old Veterans Choice program that was supposed to help vets get medical care quicker, but isn’t working as planned.

University of Montana’s student newspaper, the Kaimin, says it will have to cut staff if it doesn’t get a proposed one-dollar fee increase students are voting on this week.

Evening Newscast 04-28-16

Apr 28, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Gov. Steve Bullock says he wants to spend $200 million on roads, bridges, schools and other public works but hasn't settled on specific projects or exactly how to pay for them.

Senator Jon Tester introduced a bill today to fix the year-old Veterans Choice program that was supposed to help vets get medical care quicker, but isn’t working as planned.

CenturyLink representatives gave Montana Public Service Commission an update today on their work to improve inadequate phone service in several Montana communities.

Evening Newscast 04-27-16

Apr 27, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

An attorney for Montana's university system says the release of records about a rape case to author Jon Krakauer could prevent other students from coming forward as witnesses in the future disciplinary proceedings.

A man charged with killing three people in a tiny Montana town near the Wyoming border has pleaded not guilty to three counts of deliberate homicide.

More Montanans with developmental disabilities will be moving into community-based care under a plan approved today in Boulder.

Morning Newscast 04-27-16

Apr 27, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

 A prosecutor says a woman on the Fort Peck reservation will be charged with murder in the beating death of a 13-month-old girl.

The Montana Supreme Court is in Bozeman today hearing oral arguments in a case between an investigative journalist and the State of Montana.

A former University of Montana football player who pleaded guilty to rape in 2010 will be granted parole after he completes a pre-release program in Billings.

Evening Newscast 04-26-16

Apr 26, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The federal government has dismissed the permit for the controversial Tongue River Railroad.

A Bozeman man has pleaded guilty to breaking into his former girlfriend's house in violation of a restraining order and shooting her to death as she tried to hide in her closet.

Morning Newscast 04-26-16

Apr 26, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

The state Supreme Court will delay enforcement of the severe medical marijuana restrictions it upheld until Aug. 31.

The Protect Montana Kids Commission has drafted recommendations for the Governor on ways to improve to the state's child protection system.

A 3-year-old Butte boy has died of injuries suffered when he was crushed by a boat dock at Canyon Ferry Lake. Landon Haight died Sunday at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.

Residents of a rural northern Nevada town are volunteering in the first public-private partnership of its kind providing water for wild horses and shooting the mares with contraceptive darts to help shrink the size of the herd.

Evening Newscast 04-25-16

Apr 25, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The Protect Montana Kids Commission has drafted recommendations for the Governor on ways to improve to the state’s child protection system.

An all-time record of 2.9 inches of rain fell in Miles City on Sunday.

State officials today released the third and final water quality report for the March 3rd wastewater spill that polluted parts of the Gallatin River.

Federal and state fisheries officials say a judge should uphold a 2014 decision that a fish found in southwestern Montana streams doesn't need special protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Morning Newscast 04-25-16

Apr 25, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Federal officials are trying to come up with a guide to determine where recreation and timber harvesting and other uses can occur on nearly 3 million acres of the newly combined Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest.

A bill that would make the American bison the “national mammal” is making its way through the U.S. Congress with rare bi-partisan support.

Montana regulators have approved a land deal that will help Milltown State Park in Missoula expand to the confluence of the Blackfoot and Clark Fork rivers.

The Montana State Parks and Recreation Board is asking Fish, Wildlife and Parks director Jeff Hagener to put together a committee to explore what to do with 16 state parks that have limits on them because they were purchased in part with federal dollars.

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