MTPR

Evening Newscast 09-11-17

Sep 11, 2017

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved disaster assistance for two more wildfires in northwestern Montana.

Missoula County officials downgraded most evacuation orders to evacuation warnings in the Seeley Lake area on Sunday.

Officials in western Montana have released the names of two people who were stabbed to death and found in plastic tubs of chemicals in the basement of a Missoula residence.

A state legislative committee heard protests over proposed cuts to Medicaid on Monday. The cuts Montana's Department of Public Health and Human Services is planning are in response to the legislature cutting its budget by eight-point-six-million dollars.

Red flag alerts are in effect through midnight for much of north and central Montana.

Fire crews fighting the West Fork Fire north of Libby say yesterday and today were some of the highest fire intensity days they’ve seen recently.

Aerial efforts to quell the Alice Creek Fire near Augusta were also hampered today by gusty winds.

A grizzly bear attacked a woman just north of Yellowstone National Park, but was driven off by bear spray. This is the second grizzly attack in the region in a week.