Montana Newscasts

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

Evening Newscast 06-15-18

Jun 15, 2018

Law enforcement officers with the Fort Peck Tribes are still searching for inmates who escaped from the tribal jail in Poplar. The tribe is offering reward money for information leading to the six who remain at large after 13 inmates escaped earlier this month.

A Montana mortuary business must pay a woman $50,000 after her husband was cremated against his wishes.

Idaho authorities say a second body has been recovered after a vehicle carrying six hunters crashed into the fast-moving Selway river last month.

The Republican National Committee and a Montana photographer are preparing for trial over claims that the GOP group used her photo of 2017 U.S. House candidate Rob Quist in an attack mailer without permission.

Evening Newscast 06-14-18

Jun 14, 2018

The Montana Supreme Court says a University of Montana campus police officer was wrong to continue to detain and question a student suspected of underage drinking without advising her of her right against self-incrimination.

Montana wildlife managers want a 40-percent reduction in the quota for bobcats killed by trappers in the southwestern portion of the state amid signs the population is declining.

A spokesman for the developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline says the company is pleased with yesterday’s decision by the South Dakota Supreme Court to dismiss a legal appeal from opponents fighting the project.

Evening Newscast 06-13-18

Jun 13, 2018

Donald Trump Junior is returning to Montana to campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale.

A new superintendent has been named for Yellowstone National Park after his predecessor said he was being forced out by the Trump administration.

Montana's largest utility could be fined up to $1.5 million for being a day late on its tax payments.

Evening Newscast 06-12-18

Jun 12, 2018

Montana regulators have approved the sale of a Spokane, Washington-based utility that could have implications for the Colstrip coal-fired power plant's future.

National Park Service officials say they bypassed the open bidding process when they awarded a $4 million contract to a Montana construction company to begin rebuilding Glacier National Park's Sperry Chalet.

Leaders from the Blackfeet Nation and U.S. Interior Department today signed documents implementing a $471 million settlement over water rights claims.

Evening Newscast 06-11-18

Jun 11, 2018

Republican Matt Rosendale won't participate in a debate against Democratic U.S. Senator Jon Tester because it was scheduled on Father's Day.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks says a black bear hunter shot and killed a grizzly bear in the Swan Valley after misidentifying it in May.

The Montana Health Care Association and some of its members are suing the state of Montana to stop cuts to their Medicaid reimbursement rates.