Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Evening Newscast 06-12-15

Montana Public Radio Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

On tonight's evening newscast: One of four companies offering individual health insurance in Montana on is pulling out of the state.

Assurant Health plans to notify its Montana customers that it will stop selling and renewing health insurance coverage at the end of the year.

Eight people in Montana are receiving rabies shots as a precaution after a middle school student found a bat at home and brought it to science class in a bag.

The Montana Supreme Court has upheld a ruling that a Bigfork man must pay $618,000 in restitution to a woman whose leg was amputated after a vehicle crash.

Creditors say former billionaire Tim Blixeth should remain in the Cascade County jail where he has been held for almost two months for not disclosing what happened to $13.8 million from a property sale in Mexico.

Gov. Steve Bullock is telling federal officials that Montana does not yet meet the federal standards meant to reduce prison rape, but may within 16 months.

The Ravalli Republic reports that a jury has found a Hamilton man guilty of 16 felony counts related to the rape of five teenage girls.

Arguments wrapped up yesterday in the case of 45-year-old Brad Daffin.

A northern Idaho man who shot and killed a wolf will spend six months on unsupervised probation.

Federal agencies pledged another $110 million in aid Friday to help Montana and six other western states struggling with the crippling drought. President Obama talked to state leaders by phone and video link for about an hour today. Joining him were Montana Governor Steve Bullock and the governors of  Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, and Wyoming, and the lieutenant governor of Utah.

Officials also used the call to promote legislation by congressional Republicans to speed up timber harvests and the removal of underbrush that the U.S. Forest Service deemed necessary, which the Obama administration supports.


Become a sustaining member for as low as $5/month
Make an annual or one-time donation to support MTPR
Pay an existing pledge or update your payment information