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Evening Newscast 10-27-16

Oct 27, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham


The Billings Police Chief says the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office will investigate the fatal police shooting of a man in a hotel office after he turned towards officers with a gun.

A Red Lodge High School science teacher wants you to get out and vote. For her. Kate Belinda is hoping to get a wind turbine from Southern California to the high school, through a contest being put on by an insurance company.

Evening Newscast 10-26-16

Oct 26, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Montana's secretary of state says election rigging is a conspiracy theory comparable to Elvis Presley faking his death or the U.S. government covering up a UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico.

A group that represents independent cattle ranchers wants more say in how beef is marketed in the United States.

Montana's commissioner of political practices says a marijuana industry association violated campaign laws by filing multiple reports late.

Evening Newscast 10-25-16

Oct 25, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The National Education Association is spending more than half-a-million dollars to defeat a ballot initiative in Montana's election.

House Speaker Paul Ryan is scheduled to stop in Billings this weekend to campaign for U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke.

American Indian tribes in Washington State are calling on President Barack Obama to overhaul the way the federal government consults with tribes on fossil fuel export and other projects.

Evening Newscast 10-24-16

Oct 24, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Bozeman businessman Greg Gianforte has now spent over 5 million dollars of his own money to fuel his campaign against Democratic Governor Steve Bullock.

A second woman is accusing a former Helena police officer of sexually assaulting her while she worked as a confidential informant.

Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 4.3 percent in September, while the national rate moved up a tenth of a percentage point to 5 percent.

Evening Newscast 10-21-16

Oct 21, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Montana's chief justice and two dozen other current and former judges say an outside group's attacks on a judge running for Supreme Court could threaten the integrity and independence of the judiciary. 

The Crow tribe and the state of Montana have settled litigation going back 38 years over whether the state can tax coal that is owned by the tribe.

Secretary of State Linda McCulloch says there is no question that Montana's Nov. 8th elections will be fairly run, but she is advising voters to mail or hand their ballots directly to their election office.

Evening Newscast 10-20-16

Oct 20, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

A jury has found a 29-year-old Kalispell man guilty of the drug-related stabbing death of another man whose body was left in a creek east of Creston.

A parasite that caused a major die-off of mountain whitefish in the Yellowstone River this summer has been found in seven other rivers in Montana.

A Fairview man has been convicted of deliberate homicide in the Valentine's Day 2013 death of his girlfriend, whose body has not been found.

Evening Newscast 10-19-16

Oct 19, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Montana's attorney general will issue a legal opinion on a Missoula ordinance requiring background checks for private gun sales.

A Lincoln County official is asking a federal judge to strike down a Montana law that bars nonpartisan candidates from campaigning as Democrats or Republicans.

US Attorney’s Office in Montana will sponsor a conference on the opiate or heroin epidemic that has gripped other parts of the country at Montana State University’s Bozeman campus Thursday, Oct. 20.

Evening Newscast 10-18-16

Oct 18, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

A Montana Department of Justice official says the agency does not have the authority to investigate what happened to Governor Steve Bullock's emails when he was attorney general.

A U.S. senator says loopholes in federal laws have left authorities with little leverage in seeking the return of tribal religious items. These items are illegal to trade in the country, but sell for thousands of dollars in foreign markets.

Driving under the influence cases that involve methamphetamine have quadrupled according to tests done at the state crime lab.

Evening Newscast 10-17-16

Oct 17, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

A new Lee Newspapers poll shows Republican incumbent Ryan Zinke leading Democratic challenger Denise Juneau by a wide margin in the race for Montana’s seat in the U-S House.

A state judge has ruled a drug dog's search of the parking lot at Florence-Carlton High School was illegal, and dismissed a marijuana charge filed against a student. 

Big game licenses are sold out for hunters who live outside Montana. 

Evening Newscast 10-14-16

Oct 14, 2016
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Montana voters who will soon receive absentee ballots will find more citizen initiatives than in any election since 2010.

A Montana Supreme Court candidate told a colleague at the University of Montana in a recently-released email that she believes the court will be dealing with a lot of freedom-of-religion cases, and she wants to be a part of making those decisions.

Five cases of flu have been confirmed in MIssoula and Lewis and Clark Counties. These are the first flu cases of the season in Montana.