Montana Newscasts

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

Evening Newscast 03-19-19

22 minutes ago

A Montana legislative committee heard testimony today on a bill to legalize betting on college and professional sporting events as long as it's done in bars with full liquor licenses.

A jury has acquitted a Montana man of six animal cruelty charges after prosecutors accused him of being responsible for the deaths of 15 horses found in a pasture.

The engineering college dean at Montana State University says he doesn't see the collapse of two gym roofs on campus as a failure by engineers who designed the buildings.

Evening Newscast 03-18-19

Mar 18, 2019

A judge has set bail at $2 million for a man accused of fatally shooting one person and injuring three others, including Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer.

Dozens of Montana National Guard soldiers have returned home following a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

Montana State has decided not to renew the contract of men's basketball coach Brian Fish, whose teams posted a 65-92 record over the past five seasons.

Evening Newscast 03-15-19

Mar 15, 2019

A Montana Highway Patrol trooper who was shot early this morning and sustained critical injuries was flown to Salt Lake City for treatment this afternoon.

A federal appeals court has upheld a Montana judge's ruling barring construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.

A couple of hundred Missoula high school students walked out of class today demanding tough action on climate change. 

Evening Newscast 03-14-19

Mar 14, 2019

Last month's harsh winter weather has delayed a pilot project that aims to stop the rise of toxic water in Butte's Berkeley Pit.

The operator of a leading neo-Nazi website claims it's too dangerous for him to travel to the U.S. to be questioned under oath for a lawsuit accusing him of terrorizing a Montana real estate agent's family.

State legislators are considering giving counties greater powers for managing aquatic invasive species.

Evening Newscast 03-13-19

Mar 13, 2019

Gov. Steve Bullock said today he's backing state legislation that aims to prevent foreign money from influencing state elections by closing a loophole created by the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling.

Three Montana parents are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a state court's decision to end a tax credit program for private school scholarships because it would have benefited religious schools.

Some Verizon Wireless cellphone users in Billings and Bozeman had been having problems making 911 calls.