MTPR

Evening Newscast 02-27-18

Feb 27, 2018

More than two weeks of blizzard conditions in Montana’s northern tribal nations pushed Governor Steve Bullock to sign an executive order today declaring a state of emergency.

A central figure in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon has been sentenced to three years and a month in prison, the longest term for anyone convicted in the case.

State retirement systems for game wardens, peace officers, and highway patrol officers are not meeting standards set by the Montana Constitution, according to a report from legislative auditors.

A proposal to collect a fee at Yellowstone National Park to fund wildlife conservation efforts in the states surrounding the park has passed the Wyoming House of Representatives.

A Montana teen has pleaded not guilty to bringing a gun to school, while a former teacher denied charges she hid it in her classroom.

The Billings Police Department has doubled staff at its evidence facility after authorities say an employee stole drugs, compromising as many as 40 felony cases.

The federal government is providing up to 7 and a half million dollars to help reclaim abandoned coal mines in Montana.