Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's evening newscasts bring you headlines from across Montana.

Evening Newscast 08-06-18

20 hours ago

Montana wildlife officials are proposing to maintain the largest grizzly bear population in the Lower 48 states at its current level of about 1,000 animals even if the population loses its federal protections

The trial of a pediatrician accused of sexually abusing young boys on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation two decades ago has been delayed.

Police in Kalispell are investigating after a 31-year-old man was found dead of possible stab wounds at an apartment in the northwestern part of the city yesterday morning.

An Oregon man who was caught on video harassing a bison in Yellowstone National Park was arrested in Glacier National Park last night.

A Montana legislative candidate is disputing a determination by the state campaign regulator that a $3,000 loan is an illegal campaign contribution that must be returned.

Rail traffic has resumed after a dozen loaded grain cars derailed just east of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

The National Weather Service says fire-weather conditions now exist across much of Montana, with high temperatures, low humidity and strong wind gusts forecast through tomorrow.

Montana's Democratic Party is asking a state judge to stand by his decision to disqualify Montana Green Party candidates from the general election ballot while the ruling is being appealed to the state Supreme Court.

Billings area law enforcement agencies say a recent visit from Vice President Mike Pence cost their departments almost $35,000.

Evening Newscast 08-1-18

Aug 1, 2018


An Idaho teenager fell to his death yesterday in Glacier National Park while exploring a culvert in a steep mountain roadway.

Governor Steve Bullock's budget director and health director heard from health and human service providers and others today as they decide where to restore millions of dollars in funding that had been cut to fill a budget shortfall.

A five-acre fire started around 4 p.m. today near Alberton.

Evening Newscast 07-31-18

Jul 31, 2018

 Hecla mining company says it’s halting reclamation work at the closed Troy silver and copper mine amid a legal fight with state regulators over cleanup expenses at other sites.

Since yesterday one new fire has been discovered in the Kootenai National Forest. The Ten Mile Fire is burning 15 to 20 acres in the Rexford and Fortine Ranger Districts.

Smoke from fires in California and Oregon is visible in Western Montana today, bringing air quality in many areas to “moderate.”