Evening Newscast: Tuesday, August 29

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The Montana Supreme Court has overturned a judge's ruling that the City of Billings owes 27 current and former police officers $2.7 million in back pay, costs and penalties in a dispute over how longevity pay should be calculated.

Time is running out for drought-impacted ranchers in the Northern Plains to apply for a hay lottery -- the application deadline for ranchers in the Dakotas and Montana is Thursday.

The Wyoming Supreme Court has suspended the former supervising attorney for the Cody public defender's office for two years.

The Missoula County sheriff's office issued an evacuation order that affected about 580 homes in and around the community of Seeley Lake yesterday after erratic winds blew the Rice Ridge Fire to within a half mile of some structures.
 

The person who caused a wildfire that destroyed a home and threatened several others east of Yellowstone National Park could be ordered to pay millions to cover firefighting costs.

 

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he wants to speed up a proposal to block new gold mining claims on forested public land near Yellowstone National Park and will consider blocking other mining.