Montana Newscasts

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

Evening Newscast 12-06-17

Dec 6, 2017

The small Montana company that landed and then lost a contract to restore Puerto Rico's hurricane-shattered electric grid has reached a settlement in a dispute over money it said it was owed for the work.

Two Flathead County residents over the age of 65 have died due to complications from influenza.

A Laurel man has become a city council member without running for office.

Evening Newscast 12-05-17

Dec 5, 2017

State Revenue Director Mike Kadas said the tax bill passed by the U.S. Senate early Saturday could cost the state about $122 million a year.

U.S. wildlife officials say the white-tailed prairie dog does not need special protections under the Endangered Species Act because it's in no danger of extinction across the U.S. West.

A 16-year-old Hamilton high school student has died, and a 15-year-old boy is hospitalized after they apparently overdosed on prescription medication.

A conservation group attempting to piece together the largest private wildlife reserve in the United States says it will allow eight hunters a chance to kill bison on the grasslands of north-central Montana.

A Belgrade girl has donated part of her Christmas money to help pay other students' school lunch debts.

Evening Newscast 12-04-17

Dec 4, 2017

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against the manufacturer of OxyContin. 

Special Olympics Montana has canceled its 2018 State Winter Games in Whitefish and plans to instead hold regional games that require less travel and allow more athletes to compete. 

A 21-year-old Billings man has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide while under the influence of marijuana, in an agreement that recommends he be sentenced to 20 years in prison. 

Evening Newscast 12-01-17

Dec 1, 2017

Bobby Hauck is back as football coach at the University of Montana, a program he coached to three FCS national championship games.

A neo-Nazi website publisher has asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by a Whitefish real estate agent that accuses him of orchestrating an anti-Semitic internet trolling campaign.

The Whitefish company that landed and lost a $300 million contract to restore Puerto Rico's hurricane-shattered electric grid is suing a subcontractor for allegedly interfering with tens of millions of dollars in payments.

Medical marijuana providers and patients in Montana say proposed regulatory actions would place considerable cost and time burdens on them.

Evening Newscast 11-30-17

Nov 30, 2017

Government wildlife managers expect to release a new draft conservation strategy for grizzly bears in and around Glacier National Park soon.

Deer hunting season in Montana ended on Sunday, but Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is getting ready to sell another 1,000 deer licenses as part of a special hunt.