Montana Newscasts

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

Evening Newscast 02-19-18

Feb 19, 2018

The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office has identified the missing backcountry skier they’ve been searching for since Saturday evening as Dr. Jonathan Scott Torgerson, a 62-old-physician from Columbia Falls who has long practiced in the area.

Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton says an 18-year-old Darby High School senior has been arrested on a felony charge after he allegedly made a social media threat toward the school district.

Federal officials are offering a $100,000 prize to find a way to kill invasive quagga and zebra mussels.

Evening Newscast 02-16-18

Feb 16, 2018

Montana State University faculty members have opened debate on whether to establish an economics research center funded by a five-year grant from the Charles Koch Foundation.

Whitefish-native Maggie Voisin is competing at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea tonight, in the women’s slopestyle skiing event.

Hunters killed at least nine infected deer during a pair of special hunts intended to gauge the prevalence of a newly-found wildlife disease in Montana.

Evening Newscast 02-15-18

Feb 15, 2018

Montana Governor Steve Bullock has ordered flags be flown at half-staff today though sunset February 19 out of respect for the victims and their families of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

After state health department officials announced they would end all contracts with private companies that help people with developmental disabilities the agency is changing course. Now the department says it will offer one contract, for the entire state.

The Wyoming House of Representatives has agreed to vet a proposal that advocates for imposing a fee at Yellowstone National Park to help pay for wildlife conservation efforts in the states surrounding the park.

A Montana man acquitted of rape has been sentenced for posting online threats against the Bozeman police officer who investigated the case and the deputy Gallatin County attorney who prosecuted him.

Evening Newscast 02-14-18

Feb 14, 2018

Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Troy Downing is scheduled to go to trial less than two weeks before his party’s primary elections in June.

A man convicted of robbing a Bozeman casino twice within the same week in 2016 was sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Five feet of wind-drifted snow buried roads in some places, preventing plows from reaching outlier communities like Heart Butte. Some people have been stranded since the weekend after a blizzard moved through the eastern Rocky Mountain front last week.

Evening Newscast 02-13-18

Feb 13, 2018

Montana's increased fuel taxes raised 6.2 million dollars for road and bridge projects for cities and counties in its first four months.

The public will get an update on the polluted Smurfit-Stone paper mill site near Frenchtown tonight at 7:00.

A federal judge has granted a motion allowing two people who say they were sexually abused by a Roman Catholic priest in Absarokee in the 1970s and 80s to move forward with their complaints in state court.