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Michigan AG launches priest probe after Pennsylvania report

Michigan News

By ED WHITE Associated Press DETROIT — Attorney General Bill Schuette is investigating possible sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Michigan, joining authorities in other states that have launched similar probes since a Pennsylvania grand jury report said more than 1,000 children ...

Community input is assessed

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ISHPEMING—Residents, government officials and community leaders gathered Wednesday at UP Health System-Bell in Ishpeming to provide feedback to the nonprofit Community Economic Development Council of Michigan. Their goal: to collect ideas for the economic growth and success of the ...

Correction

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MTU professor’s name corrected In Friday’s article titled “Proud to be an American,” Dr. Latika Gupta, assistant professor of economics at Michigan Technological University, was incorrectly referred to as Dr. Lukita Gupta, associate professor of economics at the school.

Friend’s woes might need professional attention

Community

Dear Annie: My husband and I enjoy getting together with a group of friends every couple of months. But recently, one of them has hijacked every evening with her saga over looking for a new husband. We feel bad that her husband left her for, quite frankly, an extremely expensive car. Another ...

2 critically injured in explosion

Michigan News

HARPER WOODS, Mich. (AP) — Police say two people were critically injured by a suspected natural gas explosion that leveled a home in suburban Detroit and shook the surrounding neighborhood. The explosion was reported Friday morning in Harper Woods near Interstate 94. Police say dozens of ...

Panelists discuss global, national political trends

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MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University's Department of Political Science and Public Administration hosted the panel discussion “The Rise of Authoritarianism and Other Dangerous Political Currents in the Trump Era” at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. Wednesday evening. Department ...

Bulletin Board

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BOW sign-up deadline is Monday NEWBERRY — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program is offering a Beyond BOW steelhead fishing workshop for women Oct. 26-28, and is open to up to 12 participants. This event is designed to introduce or further ...

Police arrest suspected Niemisto park vandal

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By Journal Staff MARQUETTE — A 22-year-old Marquette resident was arrested Thursday on a charge of malicious destruction of property in relation to damage to the Phil Niemisto statue along Washington Street in Marquette. Police received a report that the hat had been removed from the ...

Drugs for sex

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MARQUETTE — An Upper Peninsula psychologist was arraigned in 96th District Court in Marquette Thursday on seven counts relating to allegations he provided patients with oxycodone and other drugs in exchange for sexual favors. Bond for Michael Wallace Varney, 61, of Caspian was set at ...

Perkins Park hosts inaugural Harvest Fest

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MARQUETTE — For those who are looking to celebrate the arrival of fall in a new way, Marquette County’s Perkins Park in Big Bay is hosting its inaugural Harvest Fest this weekend. Harvest Fest will be a great way to “get in the spirit of all” for the autumn season, said Lauren Luce, ...

Proud to be an American

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MARQUETTE — Love. Freedom. Education. These are just a few of the reasons that led the Upper Peninsula’s newest United States citizens to come to this country. On Thursday, a long journey to U.S. citizenship came to an end for 17 people from 15 countries at their naturalization ceremony, ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago MARQUETTE — “The Snow Goose,” a short story by Paul Gallico, will be interpreted in a readers’ theatre performance featuring Forest A. Roberts at 4 ...

Flint historic union hall transformed into nightclub

Michigan News

FLINT — The United Auto Workers Local 599 building has stood on East Leith Street on Flint’s north end for more than 60 years. Now, it’s getting a new life as a nightclub and event center, the Flint Journal reported. Once serving as the largest local union in the world, Local 599 ...

Pound

Records

Found and lodged at the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter in Negaunee Township were a male black lab, approximately 2 years old, found in Republic; and a medium-haired female brown tabby, about 5 years old. Call 475-6661 or visit upaws.org to find out about animals waiting for ...

Fatal fall determined accidential

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MUNISING — The National Park Service has now determined the death of a California woman who fell from a cliff along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Wednesday was accidental, according to the National Park Service. Tu Thanh Nguyen, 32, of Sunnyvale, California, was hiking by herself ...

Police log

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is collected from Marquette City Police Department dispatch log books recorded at the time the calls were received. The incidents reported may have proven to be unfounded once police investigated. Some log entries may be edited or omitted due to space ...

‘Tough broad’ survives attack

Michigan News

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — Two people have been charged with stealing the car of an 88-year-old suburban Detroit woman who emerged from the attack with bruises but plenty of spunk. Gloria Kevelighan says, “I’m a tough broad.” Kevelighan was attacked Tuesday after parking in a handicapped ...

JFK Jr. marries Carolyn Bessette

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By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2018. There are 101 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 21, 1981, the Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination of Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice on the Supreme ...

‘Tribal Justice’ discussed at forum

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MARQUETTE — “Tribal Justice” — the film and the subject matter is depicts — is both uplifting and depressing. The documentary by Anne Makepeace was shown to Northern Michigan University students Wednesday night in the Whitman Hall commons, followed by a panel discussion. The event ...