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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 ...

Blood shortages across the U.P.

MARQUETTE - Blood donation shortages are being experienced across the Upper Peninsula.There is a shortage of O-positive, A-positive, B-negative, A-negative, O-negative, and AB-positive blood across the U.P, according to the U.P. Regional Blood Center.Donations to the U.P. Regional Blood Center ...

Community shows support

ESCANABA - Hundreds of residents gathered at Escanaba's Municipal Dock Monday night to show appreciation for area law enforcement officers during the Back Our Blue event.In an effort to show appreciation, attendees purchased T-shirts, yard signs, and rubber wristbands sporting the saying "Back ...

UPSET arrests 2 for meth lab near school in Escanaba

ESCANABA - Two 18-year-old suspects were arrested Monday in Escanaba after detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team located an active methamphetamine lab within 500 feet of a school zone.According to a press release issued by UPSET, the suspects were observed purchasing ...

UPSET arrests 1 for drug house

MANISTIQUE - A several months-long investigation by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team resulted in the arrest Monday of a female suspect accused of maintaining a drug house within 500 feet of a school zone.More than one ounce of cocaine, marijuana and cash related to the sale of ...

Alleged bank robbery foiled

WAUSAUKEE, WI. - A man from New York state, recently staying in the town of Crivitz, was arrested and lodged in the Marinette County Jail on charges related to an alleged attempted bank robbery Friday morning, according to a press release from the Marinette County Sheriff's Office.Marinette ...

Joining together to celebrate Airstreams

At left, campers get set up during a gathering of Airstream units that continues throughout the weekend at Tourist Park in Marquette. At right, Jane Carmichael, president of the Wisconsin Unit of the Airstream Club, readies her unit for the event. (Journal photos by Maggie J. Shepeard)

You gotta have ‘guts’ for this tournament

Saturday morning kicked off the Guts Frisbee Tournament at Tourist Park in Marquette. At left, a participant winds up to throw the disc. (Journal photo by Maggie J. Shepeard)

Firefighters battle Houghton fire

A Hancock Fire Department ladder team sprays water at a burning apartment building at 511 Shelden St. in Houghton on Friday evening. Houghton Police Chief John Donnelly said the fire started about 9:10 p.m. at the back end of the building. Donnelly said there was severe damage to the building. ...

Personal injury crash near Calumet

KEARSARGE - Alcohol was determined to be a factor in a one-car personal injury accident that took place at about 12:15 a.m. Sunday in Calumet Township.According to the Michigan State Police Calumet Post, a 56-year-old female from Calumet was driving southbound on U.S. 41 near Haus Street when ...

Suspect jailed on multiple charges

RUDYARD - A suspect was arrested Saturday in Chippewa County on various charges, which included kidnapping and felonious assault.At about 1:10 p.m. Saturday, sheriff's deputies responded to an armed kidnapping complaint on 15 Mile Road. It was reported a man confronted a husband and wife with a ...

Nearly all power restored

MARQUETTE - Power has been restored to essentially all of the Upper Peninsula Power Company customers who lost electricity following a Thursday storm that caused thousands of homes in the western U.P. to lose electricity.About 100 customers were still without power around 10 a.m. Saturday, ...