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Evening Newscast 08-20-19

Montana Public Radio Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The wrestling coach for Great Falls’ University of Providence was placed on administrative leave yesterday after his name turned up in the court records for a human trafficking case.

Two small wildfires southwest of Missoula have grown little, if at all, since they were detected yesterday afternoon.

Three people died in highway accidents in Western Montana yesterday.

Missoula County is seeking a $200,000 grant to start a farm staffed by jail inmates, according to the Missoulian.

Montana party officials say Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez will speak at the Lewis and Clark County Democrats' annual dinner in Helena this fall.

Torrential rain prior to a Mumford & Sons concert held at Ogren-Allegiance Park in Missoula combined to make the minor league baseball stadium unplayable for a week.

Twenty-five years ago, 11-year-old Jeremy Bullock was shot by a classmate on the playground of Butte’s Margaret Leary Elementary. In Jeremy’s memory, his parents, state agencies and education advocate groups are holding the first Jeremy Bullock Safe Schools Summit in Butte this week to talk about a growing crisis of violence in schools.

Glacier National Park has reopened three trails days after they were closed due to grizzly bear activity.

Two committees have been appointed for the building of a new Montana Heritage Center.

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