Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

Morning Newscast 02-11-15

Feb 11, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has granted the attorney general's request to put a hold on his appeal of a court ruling that Montana's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

A unanimous House of Representatives passed three bills aimed at addressing the mental health crisis in Montana. A Montana lawmaker is seeking to strengthen the state's indecent exposure law, stopping just short of his wish to outlaw yoga pants.

Evening Newscast

Feb 10, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Relatively mild winter weather is bringing out the bears in Yellowstone National Park. Park spokesman Al Nash says the first report of grizzly bear activity was confirmed late Monday afternoon.

Montana could go from being the only state without a law against bullying to the 20th state to criminalize cyberbullying.

PPL Montana is shutting down its J.E. Corette coal-fired power plant in Billings. It’s the latest in a wave of plant closures across the country that have left the coal industry reeling.

 

Morning Newscast 02-10-15

Feb 10, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana says the state's county jail system is unsafe and badly in need of reform while the snow pack levels have dropped across much of Montana.

Lawmakers are considering whether to ban Montana drivers from using cell phones and the Montana House yesterday overwhelmingly killed a bill after it was approved in committee. Yesterday at the Montana Capitol, legislators heard about privacy.

Evening Newscast 02-09-15

Feb 9, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Author Jon Krakauer’s book about sexual assaults in Missoula and at the University of Montana will be released April 21st. The book is called 'Missoula, Rape and the Justice System in a College Town', and the website for Publisher’s Weekly says 500,000 copies will be printed in an initial press run.

In a rare move, the Montana House Monday overwhelmingly killed a bill after it was approved in committee. The measure would have allowed local sheriffs to block arrests, searches, or seizures by the FBI or other federal agencies

Morning Newscast 02-09-15

Feb 9, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, it's been a year since dozens of missile launch officers were implicated in a cheating scandal at Malmstrom Air Force Base while Yellowstone National Park will require an overnight backcountry permit fee.

Evening Newscast 02-06-15

Feb 6, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Lawyers for Markus Kaarma say Missoula District Court will hear their motion for a re-trail half an hour before Kaarma is scheduled to be sentenced for deliberate homicide February 12th.

A Montana legislator is reviving a bill that, critics say, would allow public school teachers to include the concept of intelligent design in science classes.

A Billings law maker is looking to require that contractors hire more Montana residents for public works projects.

Morning Newscast 02-06-15

Feb 6, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, Montana’s Gov. Steve Bullock is teaming up with an unlikely ally to push for campaign-finance reform while the Montana State Senate approved an across-the-board cut in state income taxes.

A Democratic lawmaker has called for Montana to support a convention that would amend the U.S. Constitution and the Montana Senate yesterday passed a bill on a 26-23 vote that would make it legal for students to carry guns on college campuses.

Evening Newscast 02-05-15

Feb 5, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Morning Newscast 02-05-15

Feb 5, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, The Senate has narrowly endorsed a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons on college campuses while a Montana judge has denied a request to delay the sentencing of a man convicted of killing a German exchange student who broke into his garage.

Missoula Rep. Kimberly Dudick wants to do something about bullying in Montana Schools and Montana lawmakers moved a step closer to making sure that mentally ill people have somewhere to go before they're discharged from the state hospital.

Evening Newscast 02-02-15

Feb 4, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Morning Newscast 02-04-15

Feb 4, 2015

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast,Cleanup work on a 30,000 gallon oil pipeline spill into the Yellowstone River near Glendive has been effectively put on hold for a month or more while local governments are asking the state of Montana for a greater share of the tax collected on metal mines.

A draft bill that would ban the death penalty in Montana is now on the table and some of Montana’s sportsmen want limits placed on aerial drones.

Evening Newscast 02-03-15

Feb 3, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Morning Newscast 02-03-15

Feb 3, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, Montana’s high school graduation rate is up, it’s dropout rate is down and according to the state superintendent of schools, lawmakers should reject bills that would siphon money away from public schools according to the state school's superintendent.

Two people were arrested after a 38 year old Libby man was shot to death over the weekend and wildlife advocates say an endangered, dinosaur-like fish is at risk of being eliminated from key habitat in two rivers in Montana and North Dakota.

Evening Newscast 01-30-15

Jan 30, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Morning Newscast 01-30-15

Jan 30, 2015

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, both of Montana’s Senators voted yesterday for the bill to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline and it's been eight months since VA Montana's had a permanent director and Senator Jon Tester says he's fed up with the delay.

A Colstrip lawmaker proposes taking $350 million from the state's rainy day find to reduce income taxes and federal prosecutors have responded to a Montana woman's motion to appeal her conviction for pushing her newlywed husband to his death from a cliff in Glacier National Park in July 2013.

Evening Newscast 01-29-15

Jan 29, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Morning Newscast 01-29-15

Jan 29, 2015

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, Gov. Steve Bullock used his second State of the State address last night at the Capitol in Helena to promote his proposal to spend nearly $400 million on infrastructure projects.

Authorities say the struggle to recover 30,000 gallons of oil from a pipeline spill into the Yellowstone River could grind to a near-halt in coming days.

Morning Newscast 01-28-15

Jan 28, 2015

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, Gov. Steve Bullock is set to deliver his State of the State address to Montana lawmakers in Helena on Wednesday while yesterday, Representatives considered a bill to make sure no future federal gun ban could be enforced in Montana.

The debate over legalizing the sale of raw milk returns to the Montana Legislature today with House Bill 245 and four Georgetown teens are missing after disappearing Monday night.

Evening Newscast 01-27-15

Jan 27, 2015

Morning Newscast 01-27-15

Jan 27, 2015

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, the state Legislature is re-opening the debate over gun regulation while authorities have lowered their estimate of how much oil spilled from a broken pipeline beneath the Yellowstone River.

Gallatin County could become the third county in southwestern Montana where a state game warden can also cite people for drunken driving. Missoula County officials have scheduled an inquest into the shooting death of a Missoula man by a police officer after a chase early on New Year's Eve.

Evening Newscast 01-26-15

Jan 26, 2015

Morning Newscast 01-26-15

Jan 26, 2015

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, Sonar indicates part of an underground pipeline that spilled almost 40,000 gallons of oil into Montana's Yellowstone River is exposed on the river bed and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will visit Kalispell on March 19.

The pedestrian struck and killed by a semitrailer on Interstate 90 has been identified as a 19 year old University of Montana student. Legislation has been proposed to levy stiffer state fines on Montana landowners who illegally gate roads.

Evening Newscast 01-23-15

Jan 23, 2015

Morning Newscast 01-23-15

Jan 23, 2015

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, thousands of people in Glendive can resume drinking from their taps after a crude oil spill in a nearby river and the Nature Conservancy closed on the purchase of more than 117,000 acres of land this week in the Lower Blackfoot watershed.

4 year olds and their parents are expected to rally in Helena in support of Gov. Steve Bullock's plan for public pre-school. A nuclear missile launch officer who pleaded guilty to illegal drug use has been dismissed from the Air Force and was sentenced to one month of confinement in a Montana jail.

Evening Newscast 01-21-15

Jan 21, 2015

Morning Newscast 01-21-15

Jan 21, 2015

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, Governor Steve Bullock updated Glendive-area legislators on the response to Saturday’s pipeline break and oil spill into the Yellowstone River and under new proposed legislation Montana's governor could grant clemency to prisoners even if the parole board recommends against it.

A small airplane crashed into a Helena residential neighborhood yesterday afternoon, but nobody was killed and the Revett Mining Co. has announced it is closing a copper and silver mine in northwestern Montana.

Evening Newscast 01-20-15

Jan 20, 2015

Morning Newscast 01-20-15

Jan 20, 2015

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, officials plan to bring in truckloads of drinking water for the 6,000 residents of Glendive, just downstream of an oil spill into the Yellowstone River.

Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock's latest plan to accept federal money to expand Medicaid coverage has been formally introduced while certain welfare applicants would be required to take drug tests under legislation proposed in Montana.

An apparent pneumonia outbreak has killed about 30 bighorn sheep from two herds in the Gardiner area.

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