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Evening Newscast 06-01-16

Jun 1, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Federal charges have been filed against two men accused of robbing a Missoula convenience store, carjacking a family from Washington state, and shooting at police during a chase.

Wildlife authorities shot and killed a female grizzly bear after she killed sheep twice on a ranch southeast of Valier.

A Montana State Prison inmate, a former inmate, and a former prison laundry worker have been arraigned on federal drug distribution charges that came to light during an investigation into drug smuggling at the prison.

Evening Newscast 05-31-16

May 31, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

A group of Republican lawmakers wants the Montana Legislature to hold a special session in August to consider raising campaign contribution limits to be more in line with those in nearby states - or abolishing them altogether.

In the race for Montana’s open Supreme Court seat, District Judge Dirk Sandefur's campaign has raised significantly more than the two other candidates running.

Evening Newscast 05-27-16

May 27, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Law enforcement officers are searching for two men who reportedly robbed a Missoula casino, took a family hostage, and fired shots at pursuing officers before finally freeing the uninjured hostages at separate locations.

Money has been flowing into Montana legislative races at a brisk pace, fueled by political action committees seeking to influence the makeup of the Legislature that convenes in January.

Evening Newscast 05-26-16

May 26, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Senator Jon Tester introduced the water compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes into Congress Thursday.

A judge has reinstated voter-approved contribution limits on Montana political parties after striking them down for individuals and political committees. 

Evening Newscast 05-25-16

May 25, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

On the eve of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s visit to Billings tomorrow, Republican Representative Ryan Zinke became the twelfth congressman to endorse the presumptive GOP nominee. 

A company started with money embezzled from the Chippewa Cree Tribe has pleaded guilty to falsely claiming to be a minority-owned business. 

Montana health insurance providers and representatives of air ambulance companies say they'd consider negotiations and possibly binding arbitration as a way to set acceptable rates and prevent air ambulance patients from being shocked by their bills.

Evening Newscast 05-24-16

May 24, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

An anti-abortion group is asking a federal judge to prevent Montana's commissioner of political practices from seeking penalties against it for mailings it sent during the 2012 Republican primary elections.

An environmental group has sued federal officials over the potential transfer of the National Bison Range to American Indian tribes in Montana.

Hecla Mining Company has reached a nearly 30 million dollar deal to acquire Mines Management Incorporated, the owner of the Montanore Mine in northwestern Montana.

Evening Newscast 05-23-16

May 23, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Campaign finance reports filed Monday show Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte’s campaign brought in more money than his opponent Democratic incumbent Steve Bullock, in the latest reporting period.

A Powerball ticket sold in Great Falls won a $50,000 prize in Saturday's drawings. The Mega Millions prize is up to $203 million for Tuesday's drawing.

Persistent rainfall is creating flooding headaches in northwest Montana.

Morning Newscast 05-23-16

May 23, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

Interest in solar power is soaring in Montana because of the state's sunny skies and profit potential.

North Dakota's oil expo and conference kicks off at a troubled time for the industry, with depressed prices and a drop in drilling activity that has hurt both oil companies and the state.

Evening Newscast 05-20-16

May 20, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

A judge will hear arguments next week on whether he should stay a portion of his ruling on Montana's campaign contribution limits.

Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped by one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.2 percent in April.

A federal judge in Vermont has rejected Montana tribal officials' claims of sovereign immunity. 

Evening Newscast 05-19-16

May 19, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Details on the Billings campaign appearances for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been released.

Montana University System regents heard testimony today about an $8 million dollar gift to Montana State University by Greg Gianforte, the Bozeman software entrepreneur who’s running for governor as a Republican.

Federal agents have raided one of Montana’s largest medical marijuana dispensaries.