Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

Morning Newscast 02-03-15

Feb 3, 2015
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, Montana’s high school graduation rate is up, it’s dropout rate is down and according to the state superintendent of schools, lawmakers should reject bills that would siphon money away from public schools according to the state school's superintendent.

Two people were arrested after a 38 year old Libby man was shot to death over the weekend and wildlife advocates say an endangered, dinosaur-like fish is at risk of being eliminated from key habitat in two rivers in Montana and North Dakota.

Evening Newscast 01-30-15

Jan 30, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Morning Newscast 01-30-15

Jan 30, 2015

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, both of Montana’s Senators voted yesterday for the bill to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline and it's been eight months since VA Montana's had a permanent director and Senator Jon Tester says he's fed up with the delay.

A Colstrip lawmaker proposes taking $350 million from the state's rainy day find to reduce income taxes and federal prosecutors have responded to a Montana woman's motion to appeal her conviction for pushing her newlywed husband to his death from a cliff in Glacier National Park in July 2013.

Evening Newscast 01-29-15

Jan 29, 2015
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Morning Newscast 01-29-15

Jan 29, 2015

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, Gov. Steve Bullock used his second State of the State address last night at the Capitol in Helena to promote his proposal to spend nearly $400 million on infrastructure projects.

Authorities say the struggle to recover 30,000 gallons of oil from a pipeline spill into the Yellowstone River could grind to a near-halt in coming days.

Morning Newscast 01-28-15

Jan 28, 2015

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, Gov. Steve Bullock is set to deliver his State of the State address to Montana lawmakers in Helena on Wednesday while yesterday, Representatives considered a bill to make sure no future federal gun ban could be enforced in Montana.

The debate over legalizing the sale of raw milk returns to the Montana Legislature today with House Bill 245 and four Georgetown teens are missing after disappearing Monday night.

Evening Newscast 01-27-15

Jan 27, 2015

Morning Newscast 01-27-15

Jan 27, 2015

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, the state Legislature is re-opening the debate over gun regulation while authorities have lowered their estimate of how much oil spilled from a broken pipeline beneath the Yellowstone River.

Gallatin County could become the third county in southwestern Montana where a state game warden can also cite people for drunken driving. Missoula County officials have scheduled an inquest into the shooting death of a Missoula man by a police officer after a chase early on New Year's Eve.

Evening Newscast 01-26-15

Jan 26, 2015

Morning Newscast 01-26-15

Jan 26, 2015

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, Sonar indicates part of an underground pipeline that spilled almost 40,000 gallons of oil into Montana's Yellowstone River is exposed on the river bed and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will visit Kalispell on March 19.

The pedestrian struck and killed by a semitrailer on Interstate 90 has been identified as a 19 year old University of Montana student. Legislation has been proposed to levy stiffer state fines on Montana landowners who illegally gate roads.

Evening Newscast 01-23-15

Jan 23, 2015

Morning Newscast 01-23-15

Jan 23, 2015

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, thousands of people in Glendive can resume drinking from their taps after a crude oil spill in a nearby river and the Nature Conservancy closed on the purchase of more than 117,000 acres of land this week in the Lower Blackfoot watershed.

4 year olds and their parents are expected to rally in Helena in support of Gov. Steve Bullock's plan for public pre-school. A nuclear missile launch officer who pleaded guilty to illegal drug use has been dismissed from the Air Force and was sentenced to one month of confinement in a Montana jail.

Evening Newscast 01-21-15

Jan 21, 2015

Morning Newscast 01-21-15

Jan 21, 2015

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, Governor Steve Bullock updated Glendive-area legislators on the response to Saturday’s pipeline break and oil spill into the Yellowstone River and under new proposed legislation Montana's governor could grant clemency to prisoners even if the parole board recommends against it.

A small airplane crashed into a Helena residential neighborhood yesterday afternoon, but nobody was killed and the Revett Mining Co. has announced it is closing a copper and silver mine in northwestern Montana.

Evening Newscast 01-20-15

Jan 20, 2015

Morning Newscast 01-20-15

Jan 20, 2015

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, officials plan to bring in truckloads of drinking water for the 6,000 residents of Glendive, just downstream of an oil spill into the Yellowstone River.

Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock's latest plan to accept federal money to expand Medicaid coverage has been formally introduced while certain welfare applicants would be required to take drug tests under legislation proposed in Montana.

An apparent pneumonia outbreak has killed about 30 bighorn sheep from two herds in the Gardiner area.

Morning Newscast 01-19-15

Jan 19, 2015

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, an oil company says there has been an oil pipeline breach that spilled into the Yellowstone River near Glendive, Montana and there is debate in Montana whether federal lands should be state managed.

A bill being drafted by a Billings legislator would ban cell phone use while driving in Montana and health officials say they are seeing an increase in norovirus across the state.

A 72 year old Montana outfitter who pleaded guilty in 2005 to illegal outfitting on a national forest faces new charges.

Evening Newscast 01-16-15

Jan 16, 2015

Morning Newscast 01-16-15

Jan 16, 2015

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, Yellowstone National Park is capturing near the park's south entrance while the Montana Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike says the state's court system will start seeing a backlog of cases due to budget restraints.

State lawmakers are considering a bill to give judges an additional tool for repeat DUI offenders. Dozens of Montanans yesterday asked state legislators to either continue or increase funding for state mental health institutions through Gov. Bullock’s budget proposal.

Evening Newscast 01-15-15

Jan 15, 2015

Morning Newscast 01-15-15

Jan 15, 2015

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, over 100 veterans met with Montana Veteran Affairs Health Care leaders in Missoula Wednesday night while Sen. John Tester introduced four bills aimed at improving access to health care for veterans and their families.

In Helena, a bill to increase penalties for those who take video or pictures of people's "intimate parts" without their knowledge got its first hearing today. Yesterday, movie and TV producers appealed to state lawmakers to restore the state’s tax incentives for film productions, which expired at the end of 2014.

Morning Newscast 01-14-15

Jan 14, 2015

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, a Missoula County Attorney has determined that a deputy was justified when he shot at a man who was driving his car towards the officer.

Montana education officials say the statewide "Graduation Matters" initiative has inspired more teenagers to finish high school while Amtrak's Empire Builder is back on schedule.

Evening Newscast 01-13-15

Jan 13, 2015

Morning Newscast 01-13-15

Jan 13, 2015

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, the sale of Community Medical Center in Missoula has been approved by Montana Attorney General Tim Fox while those who harm police horses could face the  same criminal penalties for harming a police dog under proposed legislation. State wildlife officials are considering a plan to eliminate a herd of 50 bighorn sheep whose reproduction has been stunted and two University of Montana alumni are finalist in the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest.

Evening Newscast 01-12-15

Jan 12, 2015

Flathead Water compact

Montana could take a significant step towards settling disputed water rights on the Flathead Indian Reservation tonight. The state’s water compact commission is meeting in Helena to vote on a new Flathead Water Compact.

Bighorn Sheep

State wildlife officials are considering a plan to eliminate a herd of 50 bighorn sheep struggling with pneumonia, and replace them with transplanted, healthy sheep.

 

Morning Newscast 01-12-15

Jan 12, 2015

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, the Flathead Water Compact is up for a vote tonight in Helena and video gambling has generated nearly $57 million in tax revenue for the state of Montana. More than 2.3 million people visited Glacier National Park in 2014 while 3.5 million people visited Yellowstone National Park. The Montana High School Association is considering a policy that would allow transgender student-athletes to compete on the team that matches their gender identity.

Evening Newscast 01-09-15

Jan 9, 2015

Members of the Montana Republican Party will meet Saturday to decide whether to join a lawsuit that would limit their primary elections to those who’ve registered with the GOP.

A ceremony honoring Montana journalists Friday at the state capitol in Helena included a tribute to reporters everywhere who’ve died while practicing their craft. Former Montana Public Radio News Director Sally Mauk was also recognized for decades of supporting young journalists.

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