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Evening Newscast 10-05-18

Oct 5, 2018

A Montana native and University of Montana graduate was awarded a prestigious MacArthur "Genius" Grant yesterday.

A backlog in the review of water pollution permits within Montana’s Department of Environmental Quality is leading to an increased risk to public health and aquatic life. That’s according to an audit of the state’s pollution control program given to state lawmakers today.

The University of Montana today announced it’s raised more than three-quarters of an ambitious fundraising goal set in 2013.

Montana’s Republican Senator, Steve Daines, will likely not have to return to Washington D.C. by private jet tomorrow to help confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

A trial is set for January in the case of a western Montana man charged with killing and dismembering two people and trying to dissolve their bodies in plastic tubs of acid.