Former Montana Senator Conrad Burns died yesterday at his home in Billings of natural causes. The Republican lawmaker was 81, and served three terms in the U.S. Senate before being defeated in 2006 by Democrat Jon Tester.

Two walkaways from the Butte pre-release center were captured in Missoula last night without incident after a foot chase by sheriff's deputies.

Student protesters at the University of Montana were arrested after refusing to leave Gilkey Hall when the building closed. They were arrested and released, and will appear in municipal court today.

Cloudy, 50 percent chance of rain today. Highs near 60.