MTPR

Evening Newscast 07-05-17

Jul 5, 2017

Fire activity is increasing across the state as the National Weather Service issued a red flag warning today for high temperatures, gusty winds and low humidity for a large portion of central and northeastern Montana.

An autopsy confirmed the body of a 23-year-old Nebraska man has been recovered from a the Flathead river downstream of the SQK dam on the Flathead Reservation.

FBI agents seized bomb-making materials, seven guns and ammunition from the Montana home of a man they suspect of carrying out bank robberies in five states.

A judge has once again blocked a proposed $59 million irrigation dam because of the potential threat to an ancient fish species in Montana's Yellowstone River.

Tribal leaders from the Great Plains and across Canada have come together to oppose the removal of the Yellowstone grizzly bear from its protected status under the Endangered Species Act.