Evening Newscast 02-15-18

Feb 15, 2018

Montana Governor Steve Bullock has ordered flags be flown at half-staff today though sunset February 19 out of respect for the victims and their families of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

After state health department officials announced they would end all contracts with private companies that help people with developmental disabilities the agency is changing course. Now the department says it will offer one contract, for the entire state.

The Wyoming House of Representatives has agreed to vet a proposal that advocates for imposing a fee at Yellowstone National Park to help pay for wildlife conservation efforts in the states surrounding the park.

A Montana man acquitted of rape has been sentenced for posting online threats against the Bozeman police officer who investigated the case and the deputy Gallatin County attorney who prosecuted him.

A 45-year-old Canadian man has died in a snowmobile crash near Cooke City, just north of Yellowstone National Park.

Montana won't hold a Yellowstone region grizzly bear hunt in 2018 after state officials said today they want to avoid complicating a lawsuit over the animal's legal status.

Representatives of Exxon Mobil are denying that the company acted negligently in the case of a worker who died while checking an oil storage tank in eastern Montana.

Responding to Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida, Democratic Senator Jon Tester Tweeted his heart goes out to everyone affected by the shooting and that schools and communities must be safe places free from senseless violence.