MTPR

Evening Newscast 07-24-19

Jul 24, 2019

Federal prosecutors are asking a Montana judge to sentence a former athletic trainer accused of sexually abusing Miles City high school children to 15 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

Authorities say more than two dozen children who were removed from an alternative treatment center in northwest Montana are being interviewed as part of an investigation into allegations of physical and psychological abuse. 

Hot, dry weather has settled over Montana and brought with it wildfires, burn bans and red flag warnings.

The Beeskove fire in the Rattlesnake Recreation area north of Missoula was mapped at six-tenths of an acre, with no new growth overnight.

The Environmental Protection Agency says the soil at a federal Superfund site in Bozeman is clean and ready for redevelopment.

A bicyclist from Washington state has died of his injuries after being struck by a vehicle on a Montana highway.

Montana inspectors have intercepted 13 boats carrying a destructive invasive mussel this season.