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Alleged car thieves apprehended

MARQUETTE - Two juvenile suspects were taken into custody on Monday after allegedly stealing two cars and breaking into several others.According to a press release, the Marquette Police Department recovered a vehicle reported stolen out of Negaunee in Shiras Hills at 11:52 p.m. on Sunday, then ...

Police log

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 ...

Senior pet adoption event

MARQUETTE - November is "Adopt-a-Senior-Pet" month at the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter.That means 50 percent off adoption fees for senior dogs and free adoption fees for senior cats ages 8 years and older.At animal shelters and rescue groups everywhere, there are loving, healthy ...

Project allows offenders to give back

By JENNY?LANCOUREscanaba Daily PressESCANABA - A unique community service project in Delta County is allowing offenders to give back to their communities by crafting chairs and blankets that are donated to local charities to give to those in need.Law offenders are often sentenced to community ...

Man pleads guilty to drug charge

ESCANABA - A Gladstone man pleaded guilty to a 15-year felony drug charge in Delta County Circuit Court on Wednesday, canceling a three-day jury trial that was scheduled for next month.Jason John Brazeau, 35, pleaded guilty to one count of controlled substance - creation of an analogue, waiving ...

Grants spruce up Esky storefronts

ESCANABA - Businesses along Ludington Street in downtown Escanaba are taking advantage of an annual grant program that is helping to spruce up storefronts, as well as restore the historical look of buildings.For more than a decade, the local Downtown Development Authority has been working in ...

Man arrested on drug charges

ESCANABA - An Escanaba man was arrested on felony drug charges following a traffic stop in the Danforth area Saturday evening, according to the Delta County Sheriff's Department, which was assisted at the scene by the Escanaba Public Safety K-9 Unit.A sheriff's deputy conducted a traffic stop ...

DDA denies request for more funds

ESCANABA - A request from the contractor for more funds and time to construct Escanaba's new marketplace, now underway, was denied by the Downtown Development Board during its meeting Thursday at city hall.Industrial Maintenance Services is the general contractor for building the DDA's $1 ...

Power generators for Marquette Energy Center delivered to Escanaba

ESCANABA - For the first time in over 80 years, an international ship is docked in Escanaba.Saltwater vessel the BBC Mont Blanc arrived in Escanaba Wednesday morning at North Shore Marine Terminal and Logistics (formerly Basic Marine), where a first ship ceremony was held to welcome the vessel ...

Tech students enjoy K-Day, learning about activities

MCLAIN STATE PARK - At least 180 Michigan Technological University student organizations were on hand for K-Day at McLain State Park Friday to get the word out about their activities."It's a perfect way to learn how you can get involved while you're at Michigan Tech," said Rochelle Spencer, ...

Mysterious light draws thrill seekers to Paulding forest

By JOHN CARLISLEDetroit Free PressPAULDING, Mich. - "I can see it right now!" Bob Anderson said excitedly, staring into the trees.It was a cool summer evening, and the 61-year-old from L'Anse had brought a few of his fishing buddies down a dead-end road into the Ottawa National Forest to see ...

Regional briefing

Train, vehicle accident injures 2INGALLS - A driver and a passenger were injured when a train crashed into their vehicle Thursday morning in Menominee County.Troopers from Michigan State Police Gladstone Post were dispatched to County Road 348 in Ingalls at about 9:35 a.m. Thursday. There, a ...

KBIC to spend $40M to remodel casinos

BARAGA - The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community will spend up to $40 million to remodel its Ojibwa casinos in Baraga and Marquette by late 2017 or early 2018.The Ojibwa Casino project in Baraga will cost about $6.5 million, and the Ojibwa II Casino in Marquette will cost about $33.5 million.Both ...

Fire damages Calumet Township home

CENTENNIAL HEIGHTS - A fire caused significant damage at a Calumet Township home Friday afternoon.The fire was reported about noon, said Houghton County Sheriff's Deputy Terry Bray.Chester Ennis, who lives in the First Street house with his wife, said they were sleeping when their fire alarm ...

Police probe thallium poisoning

HOUGHTON - The Houghton Police Department is continuing its investigation of a woman poisoned to death in December 2015. The victim, Janel Rene Sturzl, a 31-year-old Houghton resident, became ill in October 2015 and sought treatment for her unknown illness at the time. In late November 2015, ...

Cochran competent to be tried in killing

By EVAN REIDIron Mountain Daily NewsCRYSTAL FALLS - The woman charged with homicide in the 2014 disappearance of an Iron River man has been found competent to stand trial.Iron County Judge C. Joseph Schwedler on Tuesday ruled that Kelly Marie Cochran is mentally able to assist in her defense at ...

Suit: Agency illegally authorized transport of oil through Line 5

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians have joined a lawsuit against the federal agency in charge of oil pipeline safety.The lawsuit, filed by the National Wildlife Federation in May, claims that the ...

Regional briefing

Formal charges against MontagueNEWBERRY - Formal charges have been filed against Alize Zachary Dwayne Montague, 19, in connection with his Aug. 16 escape from the Newberry Correctional Facility. Montague is charged with prison escape, a five-year felony.Montague, according to Luce County ...

Local swimmers cross Straits

MARQUETTE - Members of the Northern Michigan University Swim and Dive Team and the YMCA of Marquette County Killer Whales Swim Team made a successful crossing of the Straits of Mackinac Friday.The four swimmers left the St. Ignace State Park beach at 7:51 a.m. Friday, with the first participant ...

Stolen vehicle suspect arrested

MARINETTE, Wis. - Eric L. Petrie, 31, of Phillips, Wisconsin, was arrested Sunday evening in Oconto, Wisconsin, in connection with a stolen vehicle pursuit that took place Friday, the Marinette County Sheriff's Office reported.Petrie was lodged in the Marinette County Jail where he was to await ...