MTPR

Evening Newscast 05-16-18

May 16, 2018

The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana says a Montana senator violated his constituents' First Amendment rights when he blocked them on Twitter. 

The Kalispell Public School voted against a proposal last night to lease space on top of a local high school for a new cellphone tower. 

Montana Governor Steve Bullock says the state is awarding a one-million dollar grant to help the community of Colstrip as the demand for coal decreases worldwide. 

Environmental groups challenged the Trump administration in federal court today over its rejection of an Obama-era proposal that would have required mining companies to prove they have enough money to clean up their pollution. 

Yellowstone National Park officials are launching a new bison quarantine program aimed at establishing new, disease-free herds on public and tribal lands. 

The Gallatin County attorney's office has filed a motion seeking to charge a 13-year-old boy with felony negligent homicide in the August 2016 shooting death of a 9-year-old boy at a residence in Belgrade. 

Montana wildlife officials have captured a sub-adult male grizzly near McGregor Lake west of Marion in a culvert trap after it had been spotted frequenting residential areas. 

Crews have removed about 1,435 tons of soil that became contaminated by an oil spill on the Fort Peck Reservation.