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Evening Newscast 02-13-18

Montana Public Radio Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham
Montana Evening Newscast

Montana's increased fuel taxes raised 6.2 million dollars for road and bridge projects for cities and counties in its first four months.

The public will get an update on the polluted Smurfit-Stone paper mill site near Frenchtown tonight at 7:00.

A federal judge has granted a motion allowing two people who say they were sexually abused by a Roman Catholic priest in Absarokee in the 1970s and 80s to move forward with their complaints in state court.

Officials are planning for a new morgue that's expected to save Yellowstone county $50,000 a year to be operational by the end of 2018.

Jessie Royer won Montana's Race to the Sky sled dog race for the fourth time.

Police say exposure likely played a role in the death of a man whose body was found in a sleeping bag outside a business complex in Billings during a cold snap.

The Montana Supreme Court says statements a woman made to a doctor while being treated for injuries suffered in a domestic assault case were admissible during the perpetrator's trial.

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is urging support for legislative efforts in Washington state to pass a carbon pollution tax to address climate change.

At this hour controversial right-wing speaker Mike Adams is giving a lecture at the University of Montana.

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