Montana Newscasts

Montana Evening Newscast
5:41 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Evening Newscast 12-17-14

 Kaarma Trial

A jury returned a guilty verdict in the deliberate homicide trail of Markus Kaarma in Missoula today.

Yellowstone Geyser App

A new mobile application tells visitors when Old Faithful and other predictable Yellowstone geysers will erupt.

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Montana Evening Newscast
5:36 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Evening Newscast 12-16-14

Kaarma Trial

Closing arguments finished today in the murder trial of a Missoula man who shot and killed a German exchange student last April.
Markus Kaarma fired a shotgun four times into his garage, killing 17-year-old Diren Dede.

New UM Football Coach

The Univeristy of Montana has a new head football coach. Bob Stitt is leaving the Colorado School of Mines after 15 years as head coach there to to take over in Missoula.

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Montana Evening Newscast
5:30 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Evening Newscast 12-12-14

Public Lands 

The U.S. Senate has approved an expansive bill that adds new wilderness lands in Montana and blocks mining and drilling near Glacier National Park. The measures were in a defense bill that passed 89 to 11 today.

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Montana Evening Newscast
5:27 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Evening Newscast 12-11-14

Flathead Water Compact

Montana officials said today they've reached a new agreement on a water compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

Secure Rural School Funding

Officials in 33 Montana counties are keenly aware of what's not in the trillion dollar federal spending bill to keep government open; an extension of the Secure Rural Schools - or SRS - program that Montana counties have relied on since 2000.

Campaign Finance Violation

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Montana Evening Newscast
5:38 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Evening Newscast 12-10-14

Authorities locked down four Bozeman schools.

Neighbors of the Missoula man on trial for killing a German exchange student testified that the man's girlfriend told them they planned to bait intruders to catch them in their garage.

Senator John Walsh used his last speech on the Senate floor this morning to talk about money in politics, protecting Montana public lands and veteran suicides.

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Montana Evening Newscast
5:46 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Newscast 12-09-14

Garage Shooting

A teen who was with German exchange student Diren Dede the night he was fatally shot in Missoula testified today that the student thought burglarizing garages was a game.

Libby Health Risk Report

Libby Mayor Doug Roll hopes E.P.A's new health risk study could lead to an economic shot in the arm for the community.

Bullock Elected Governors Association Chairman

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Montana Evening Edition
5:02 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Newscast 11-21-14

 Same-sex Marriage Appeal

A deadline’s been set for opening arguments against the court order striking down Montana’s gay marriage ban. State Attorney General Tim Fox says its his duty to uphold Montana’s constitution. The gay marriage ban is a constitutional amendment.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of appeals has given Fox until February 27 to submit his arguments for why the law does not violate the U.S. Constitution.

Open Meeting Laws

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Montana Evening Edition
6:40 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Newscast 11-17-2014

The budget Governor Steve Bullock released today calls for the state to expand Medicaid. He says doing so would keep Montana’s tax money at home.

A lawsuit filed in Missoula today challenges protection of the Canada lynx in the lower 48 states. Attorney Matthew Bishop says the US Fish and Wildlife Service should have done more science before concluding Lynx have enough habitat to survive.

Court records show that a man charged with shooting and killing a German exchange student in his Missoula garage has a criminal record in Seattle and Missoula.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:20 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Newscast 11-14-2014

The second year of buying health insurance under the Affordable Care Act starts tomorrow - we've got a couple of stories on that on tonight's Montana Evening Edition. We've also got news from the state capitol, and it turns out a federal judge in Great Falls won't hear arguments challenging Montana's gay marriage ban.

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Montana Evening Edition
6:49 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Newscast 11-13-2014

The Democratic party has chosen Jon Tester to lead their campaign efforts for the 2016 election. We’ll also hear from Democrats in the state legislature who are calling for climate change policies, and from folks helping out with the transfer of a herd of former Yellowstone Bison from Ted Turner’s ranch to the Fort Peck Reservation. News about getting Native Americans to buy health insurance, too.


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