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Montana politicians react to the Parkland Florida shooting.

Evening Newscast 02-14-18

Feb 14, 2018

Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Troy Downing is scheduled to go to trial less than two weeks before his party’s primary elections in June.

A man convicted of robbing a Bozeman casino twice within the same week in 2016 was sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Five feet of wind-drifted snow buried roads in some places, preventing plows from reaching outlier communities like Heart Butte. Some people have been stranded since the weekend after a blizzard moved through the eastern Rocky Mountain front last week.

Evening Newscast 02-13-18

Feb 13, 2018

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.

More than 800 people came to hear the five Democrats running to be their party’s candidate for Montana’s U.S. House seat at the University of Montana Thursday night.

Facial bone fragments and teeth of three children found in a Missoula shed last fall are more than 99 years old, ruling out any connection to recent missing children's cases, officials said today.

A new health care provider has been selected to serve the Native American population in Billings after the previous clinic shut down without explanation last year.

Montana wildlife officials are recommending against a grizzly bear hunt in 2018 after the animals lost their federal protections across a three-state region around Yellowstone National Park.

The publisher of a notorious neo-Nazi website has until next week to notify a federal magistrate of his whereabouts as part of a lawsuit accusing him of orchestrating an anti-Semitic internet trolling campaign against a Montana family.

An arctic cold front is pushing into western Montana, bringing with it a wintery mix of snow, wind and bitterly cold temperatures.

Authorities have identified the Montana officer and the man he fatally shot last week.

The U.S. Attorney for Montana, Kurt Alme, has been named to the U.S. Attorney General's Advisory Committee and appointed as vice chairman of the Native American Issues Subcommittee.

A Great Falls man has been sentenced to five years with the Department of Corrections for negligent homicide in the March 2016 death of his wife.

The Montana Veterans Affairs Health Care System has hired a dentist to reopen its Billings clinic while another dentist who filed a complaint about how the system was being managed is still being paid, but is not allowed to practice.

A Montana businessman whose U.S. Senate campaign is chaired by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s wife has outspent and out-raised his Republican opponents by pumping $650,000 of his own money into the race.

Senator Tester is courting the women’s vote, saying all issues are women’s issues. The Democrat spoke at the launch of the group calling itself “Women for Tester” Saturday in Bozeman.

Negotiations between the state and companies that help people with developmental disabilities seem to be at a dead end.

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes released a seasonal closure reminder Monday for the Ferry Basin Wildlife Management Unit in the southwest corner of the reservation. The area is closed each year to non-tribal members to minimize impacts to big game in critical winter and calving ranges from January 1 through May 15.

The former University of Montana women's soccer coach says he's upset with the way university officials portrayed the reason for his departure earlier this week.

A western Montana pain doctor who was convicted of prescribing drugs to two patients who died of overdoses has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The Hardin School District canceled classes Friday while law enforcement officers searched for a teen who reportedly threatened a fellow student with a gun to steal his lunch money last week.

A Lewis and Clark County sheriff's deputy responding to a request for a welfare check on a suicidal man ended with the deputy shooting and killing the man.

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's department vehicle.
Josh Burnham

A Lewis and Clark County sheriff's deputy responding to a request for a welfare check on a suicidal man ended with the deputy shooting and killing the man.