Evening Newscast 01-31-18

Jan 31, 2018

A Montana man who fled to Mexico after authorities began investigating him for illegal gun exports has agreed to plead guilty to federal weapons charges.

Officials in southern Montana have released the names of the two people who were found dead after a house fire near the town of Emigrant last week.

A second criminal case has been brought against a Montana sheriff after state authorities say he violated law by distributing confidential investigative materials last fall.

Glacier National Park opened a public comment period on Wednesday on a plan for future management of two-dozen park-owned cabins and structures around Lake McDonald.

The Montana Supreme Court is considering arguments over whether a man whose DNA linked him to the 1987 rape of an 8-year-old Billings girl can be charged with the crime.

Government biologists say elk numbers in the northern part of Yellowstone National Park are at their highest level in more than a decade.

A Montana woman has been ordered to pay $45,000 in restitution to two casinos she had stolen from as an employee.

Montana Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte were aboard a chartered train in rural Virginia Wednesday that was involved in a fatal accident with a garbage truck.

In a story broadcast last night and this morning regarding a lawsuit filed by American Civil Liberty Union of Montana against the state over abortion provider limits, MTPR erred in its reporting. The man that destroyed a clinic that provide abortions in Kalispell was ordered to pay $650,000 in restitution not $60,000, as the report initially stated. Also the plaintiff in the ACLU lawsuit is the new owner of the clinic that was vandalized, not an employee of that clinic’s former owner, as was initially reported. MTPR regrets the error.