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Evening Newscast 11-09-17

Montana Public Radio Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham
Montana Evening Newscast

Three former employees of the Blackfeet Head Start program have pleaded not guilty to charges alleging they falsified overtime claims to steal money from the federally funded program.

A 61-year-old transient man died of hypothermia in Missoula this week, prompting the Union Gospel Mission to open its day shelter at night through mid-March.

911 calls in Flathead County went unanswered for about an hour this morning after a construction crew cut a fiber optic line near Kalispell.

Five of the six Democrats who’ve declared they’re running for the party’s nomination to challenge Congressman Greg Gianforte will be at a forum in Butte next week.

A sustainable housing organization and the city of Missoula are planning to construct a community of six manufactured homes to provide residents an affordable housing option.

The Montana Board of Regents is considering paying the incoming University of Montana president nearly $314,000 annually.

A law enforcement official says a Montana man who spent almost two years as a fugitive after being indicted for illegal gun deals has been captured in Mexico and returned to the United States to face charges.

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