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Evening Newscast 7-31-19

Jul 31, 2019

A new fire has started roughly four miles south of Wise River in the Beaverhead National Forest.

Officials are closely watching a small fire started by lightning last night in the south end of the Bitterroot National Forest.

Southwest and a portion of central Montana are under a National Weather Service red flag warning through nine tonight.

A retired judge denied a request for a new trial by a Missoula man convicted of fatally shooting a German exchange student in 2014.

Red Lodge author Jack Ballard has announced he is seeking the Democratic nomination for one of Montana's U.S. Senate seats.

In the race for Montana secretary of state, State Representative Forrest Mandeville of Columbus announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for the office.

A judge has sided with New Jersey's attorney general and Gov. Steve Bullock in a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's decision to stop collecting information about donors to certain nonprofit groups.

An 18-year-old girl from the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation was declared missing yesterday.

New forest closures were announced due to the North Hills Fire north of Helena, which has burned more than 4,700 acres.