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Morning Newscast 06-24-15

MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

On today's morning newscast: Montana Tech's chancellor says he did not conspire with Saudi diplomats to fly students involved in a grade-changing scandal out of the United States.

The 2016 election is more than sixteen months away, but the race for Montana’s lone seat in the U.S. House already has its first candidate, James St. Goddard, a former Blackfeet Tribal Council member.

Two candidates have entered the race to replace Montana's term-limited Superintendent of Public Instruction: Elsie Arntzen and Melissa Romano-Lehman.

Montana oil and gas regulators are considering a requirement for energy companies to maintain a buffer between homes and drilling activities.

The March of Dimes will end fundraising efforts in Montana as part of an organization-wide evaluation and reallocation of resources.

Allegations of animal cruelty have led to the disillusion of Rocky Acres Rescue and Sanctuary leaving fifteen horses and one donkey up for adoption.

A Lockwood man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for breaking into a house and trying to kidnap a 13-year-old girl.

Three men were injured when an airplane crashed near an airstrip in the Great Bear Wilderness in northwestern Montana.

A Washington state man is missing and presumed drowned in a north-central Montana reservoir.

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