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Convictions upheld by appeals court

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MARQUETTE — The Michigan State Court of Appeals has affirmed the convictions of Justin David Langsford, 41, of Ishpeming, who appealed them based on several issues, including his right to a speedy trial. Langsford was found guilty in April 2020 in a bench trial in 25th Circuit Court and ...

Facilities to benefit from federal funds

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MARQUETTE — U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing, and Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Hills, recently announced that the Department of Transportation will be awarding $5,591,256 in funding to update safety equipment, repair runways and invest in other improvements at airports across the Upper ...

Crews battle Lower Peninsula fires

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ONAWAY — The Blue Lakes Fire in the northern Lower Peninsula now is 75% contained and estimated at about 2,200 acres, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Some closed roads in the fire area also have been reopened, said Kerry Heckman, DNR fire public information ...

Barnes-Hecker program set

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MARQUETTE — The Marquette Regional History Center presents: “Why? The Untold Story of the Barnes-Hecker Mine Disaster” at 6 p.m. May 25. A presentation will be given by James Paquette. The real history of Michigan’s Iron Country is not the history of mines and mining companies, it is ...

Authorities: Hate against Taiwanese led to church attack

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LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. — A gunman in a deadly attack at a Southern California church was a Chinese immigrant motivated by hate for Taiwanese people, authorities said. The shooter killed Dr. John Cheng, 52, and wounded five others during a lunch held by Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church, ...