MTPR

Evening Newscast 01-25-18

Jan 25, 2018

A 19-year-old Broadwater County detention officer was killed in a head-on collision between his pickup truck and a tractor trailer on Interstate 90 about 40 miles east of Missoula.

Two people were found dead after a house fire near the southern Montana town of Emigrant. A western Montana school district is asking that a federal lawsuit be thrown out, saying district officials did not know about many allegations that a student was being sexually harassed by a music teacher.

A Montana man was sentenced yesterday to a year and a day in federal prison for his participation in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

The deadline is rapidly approaching for public comment on a plan to lift federal protections from grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains. Comments on the plan are due by tomorrow.

The chief appellate judge for the Crow Nation was confirmed yesterday (Weds 1/24) as chief justice of the Navajo Nation's highest court.

A bill that would protect 79,000 acres of wilderness in the Blackfoot and Clearwater watersheds has been scheduled for a Senate committee hearing in two weeks.

A Montana judge has sentenced an accountant who pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $61,000 from three clients.

A snowmobile guide has been cited for directing clients to drive onto a boardwalk next to the Old Faithful geyser last weekend in Yellowstone National Park.

A federal court has reversed itself and says Idaho does not need to change trapping regulations where federally protected Canada lynx are likely to be caught in traps set for bobcats.