Montana Public Radio

Evening Newscast 01-13-20

Jan 13, 2020

Montana lawmakers are meeting in the state capitol this week for an unusual gathering to study budget, tax, and policy trends. The week will include debate about moving the state towards annual legislative sessions.

Authorities have recovered the bodies of four people from the wreckage of a small plane that crashed north of Billings.

A chalet in Glacier National Park is taking reservations for the first time since a wildfire gutted the structure.

A Montana man has pleaded not guilty to a new homicide charge in a fatal shooting from last March.

Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has closed his congressional campaign account and given nearly all of the fundraising cash that was left to a charitable foundation he started and his wife runs.

About 120 of the state’s 150 legislators were expected to gather in Helena for Legislative Week starting Monday.

Thirteen percent of the white-tailed deer in Libby could be infected with chronic wasting disease, the highest prevalence rate in the state.