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Evening Newscast 04-11-16

Montana Public Radio Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham
MTPR Evening Newscast

A fire that started early Saturday morning in the Bob Marshall Wilderness has burned more than one thousand acres in the Circle Creek area.

The first of two public hearings on taking Yellowstone area grizzly bears off of the endangered species list happens today in Cody, Wyoming. The second is tomorrow in Bozeman.

Authorities have identified the victims of a triple homicide in a tiny Montana town as an elderly couple and the wife of the suspect.

Now that a jury has ruled that State Representative Art Wittich took nearly $20,000 in illegal campaign contributions, the focus turns to whether he will be removed from office.

A Kalispell man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison after he was found guilty in a retrial of raping an 11 year old girl.

A former Butte Central High School band director has been sentenced to five years in prison for sexually assaulting a 16 year old girl at a basketball tournament in Hamilton.

The amount of money spent on legal marijuana sales in Spokane County last year was larger than the retail sales of wine, bread or milk.

District Judge Ray Dayton today set a June 17 hearing in Anaconda for the penalty phase of the case against Rep. Art Wittich of Bozeman.

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