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Morning Newscast 06-18-15

MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

On today's morning newscast: U.S. Sen. Steve Daines is calling for a congressional hearing on the government's pipeline safety agency following two oil spills into Montana's Yellowstone River in the past five years.

Hundreds of people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless got some welcome assistance at the Flathead County Fairgrounds yesterday. The sixth annual Project Homeless Connect is a place to get a free lunch, a dental screen, shots and replacement ID card.

A Montana man investors say is raising money for a fake documentary insists the film is real, but some promises he made are not. A Helena judge has ordered him to stop raising money for his cowboy documentary until a hearing in August.

Law officers are looking for a man in connection with a shooting outside a northwest Montana bar that left two people injured.

A former Missoula Parking Commission employee who stole a big chunk of change from a parking meter has been ordered to repay the city $17,400.

A woman convicted in 2013 of breaking into her former tenant's home and shooting him won't be able to give a mental health defense to a jury in an appeal denied by the Montana Supreme Court.

Federal land managers have approved a summer roundup at Montana's Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range to curb the size of its mustang herd.

A bill to to expedite forest management activities on federal forests continues to pick up steam in Congress. The "Resilient Federal Forests Act" passed out of the House Agriculture committee yesterday.

Federal prosecutors say nine people in Montana have been convicted in an operation that uncovered more than $550,000 fraudulent payments from Social Security, Medicaid and two programs for the needy.

Longtime Great Falls radio broadcaster Dave Wilson has died at age 75.

Bail has been set at $75,000 for a 36-year-old Billings man charged with firing a gun in a Bozeman motel room and engaging in a six-hour standoff with police while his 5-year-old son was in the room.

Forest officials are reminding campers to keep food secure after a bear accustomed to finding food at campsites was captured and euthanized.

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