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Evening Newscast 08-06-18

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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.

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A weekend of lower temperature and higher humidity brought no substantial new wildfire starts across the state, and allowed firefighters to make a dent in existing blazes. 

Forecasters say to expect increasing fire danger and more smoke as the week progresses. 

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.

A view of the Davis Fire in the Kootenai National Forest, August 2, 2018.
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Mild weather unlikely to expand wildfires is expected this weekend, after a week of high temperatures, low humidity and a Red Flag Warning - or an indication that weather is ripe for wildfires to start and spread. That red flag warning for the western two-thirds of Montana is set to expire at midnight tonight.


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.

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