Montana Newscasts

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

Evening Newscast 03-20-18

Mar 20, 2018

Lewis and Clark County officials say foul play is suspected in the deaths of a married couple whose bodies were found in a residence just north of Helena.

Bail was set at $20,000 for a 17-year-old Montana high school student who was arrested for violating his probation after reportedly trying to run over a school resource officer at Big Sky High School in Missoula.

An advisory council to the governor is considering a change to the state’s law on predicting drought conditions in the state Following the historic 2017 fire season that caught state officials by surprise.

Evening Newscast 03-19-18

Mar 19, 2018

Geologists believe the tallest geyser in the world, Steamboat Geyser, erupted last week in Yellowstone National Park.

Great Falls dentist Brett Bruggeman, who only began mushing a few years ago, finished 39th in Alaska's Iditarod sled-dog race.

Evening Newscast 03-16-18

Mar 16, 2018

A Montana high school student has been arrested after a police chase in which shots were fired in a school parking lot in Missoula.

Staff of the Legislative Services Division told Montana lawmakers the Legislature's sexual harassment training and policies are inadequate.

Republican legislative leaders set up a committee Friday to investigate confidential settlements paid out to public employees under the administration of Governor Steve Bullock.

Evening Newscast 03-15-18

Mar 15, 2018

A Frenchtown high school music teacher has pleaded not guilty to fondling and other inappropriate touching of two female students.

Western U.S. governors have released their first region-wide list of the worst invasive species for their states.

Some boat launches on Tiber Reservoir will be closed this summer to lessen the likelihood of contaminating other Montana lakes and rivers with invasive mussels.

Evening Newscast 03-14-18

Mar 14, 2018

In several locations across the state, hundreds of students walked out of their schools at 10 o'clock this morning, joining students nationwide on the one month anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead. 

Roughly two-thirds of Montanans disapprove of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendations to decrease the size of national monuments. That's according to a new poll by the University of Montana. 

A new ad campaign by the League of Conservation Voters launched today against Congressman Greg Gianforte is the first significant outside spending in the race for Montana's U.S. House seat.