MTPR

Evening Newscast 01-07-19

Jan 7, 2019

On the opening day of the 66th Montana Legislature, Republican lawmakers in the Montana House have struck a deal meant to head off a potential rift between the majority party's conservative and moderate factions.

The National Park Service says it's taking the extraordinary step of using entrance fees to pay for staffing at its highly visited parks in the wake of the partial government shutdown.

A former Missoula resident whose rape conviction was overturned after he spent years in prison has filed a lawsuit alleging Missoula County mishandled the case.

A man who died in an avalanche in northwest Montana over the weekend was identified Monday.

The 66th Montana Legislature officially convened Monday with lawmakers casting their first vote of the 90-day session on a temporary rules measure.

A Department of Justice review suggests the state could prevent child deaths with public campaigns about reporting child abuse and safe sleep practices for newborns.