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Evening Newscast 08-21-19

Montana Public Radio Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham
Montana Public Radio Evening Newscast

A split Montana Supreme Court has reversed a man's conviction for the 1999 drowning death of his wife near a dam in southeastern Montana.

Two juveniles arrested in a shooting death and a fatal hit-and-run in northwest Montana have entered pleas to lesser state charges. 

The University of Montana has set new goals of keeping more first-year students on campus and increasing graduation rates. Another dead elk has been found in the southwest part of Musselshell County.

Montana’s year-to-date bill for this year’s fire season totals $7.2 million.

Would-be builders of a massive coal export terminal along the Columbia River at Longview, Washington suffered a severe setback in court.

Two new wildfires were reported Wednesday, one near Wolf Creek, the other near Twin Bridges.

A Wyoming prosecutor plans to seek the death penalty for the rape and killing of a Montana woman more than 30 years ago.

The National Park Service recently completed an extensive renovation of the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel in Yellowstone National Park.

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