Local briefing

Lost hiker found in Ishpeming

MARQUETTE — On Friday deputies and search and rescue volunteers were dispatched to Al Quaal park in Ishpeming at approximately 8 p.m. to look for a lost hiker.

According to a report issued by the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office, Daniel Filbrandt, 63, of Ishpeming went for a hike in the park around 2:30 p.m. After hiking for awhile Filbrandt got lost and ended up in a swampy area north of Deer Lake. It became dark and he did not have a flashlight with him.

Filbrandt called 911 and search and rescue were able to use coordinates from the call to locate him. He was brought back to the parking lot and turned over to awaiting family members.

No medical attention was required.


Man arrested on meth charges

ONTONAGON –A 43-year-old Ontonagon man was arrested Tuesday regarding delivery of methamphetamine charges, according to a press release issued by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, or UPSET.

According to the Ontonagon County Prosecuting Attorney’s office, Dion Jolif was first arrested for two counts of delivery/manufactoring meth. A second warrant was issued Thursday for one count of delivery of meth. Bond was set at $25,000 cash/surety.

The arrest is a result of a six month investigation by UPSET, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Department and Michigan State Police-Wakefield Post, UPSET said.

Joliff will have a probable cause conference Oct. 30.


Live bird raptor program Tuesday

HOUGHTON — The Chocolay Raptor Center, based in Harvey, will present a live bird raptor program sponsored by the Copper Country Audubon Society at 7 p.m. Tuesday in room G-002 in Michigan Tech University’s Forestry Building, Hesterberg Hall.

Live, rescued, non-releasable “ambassador raptors” on the glove will accompany the program.

The Chocolay Raptor Center was founded in 2012 as a center dedicated to the rescue of injured or sick raptors, and the education of the public about raptor and environmental issues.

The public is invited and there is no charge.


Winter parking ban begins Nov. 1

MARQUETTE — Marquette city residents, Northern Michigan University students and visitors are reminded that the city’s winter parking ban will take effect Nov. 1.

The winter parking ban requires owners of vehicles to find off-street parking between the hours of 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. each night.

The winter parking ban will be in effect from Nov. 1 through April 1. The fine for violating the parking ban is $75.

Marquette residents are encouraged to find alternate off-street parking before the ban goes into effect.