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1 dead, 1 critical after crash

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — A 32-year-old Gould City woman died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident Tuesday night in Mackinac County’s Portage Township. The woman, identified as Stephanie Maynard, was a passenger on the motorcycle, driven by Andrew Loer, 26, also of Gould City. ...

Shots fired, woman surrenders

MARINETTE — A 52-year-old female was taken into custody Wednesday following a successful crisis negotiation situation — a response initiated after reports were received of shots fired from a residence in Beecher. According to a release from the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office, a 911 ...

Vulcan woman sentenced for 2016 fatal crash

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Vulcan woman who caused a fatal traffic accident last year in Breitung Township was given the opportunity Tuesday to avoid jail time, but her two misdemeanor convictions will remain on her record. Allowing 23-year-old Nicole Ann-Marie Vanderlin to erase the convictions ...

DNR open house set for next week

CEDARVILLE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has scheduled an open house for next week to gather public comment on an off-road vehicle route connector proposal in Mackinac County. The proposed ORV route would connect Moran and Detour, and neighboring communities. The open ...

Gov. Snyder signs changes to copper mining regulations

LANSING (AP) — Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law changes to the regulation of Michigan copper mines. Legislation enacted Tuesday establishes separate regulations for small native copper mines that developers are eyeing in the western Upper Peninsula. The law also does not ...

Honor Flight en route to DC

ESCANABA — Veterans from throughout the Upper Peninsula departed from the Delta County Airport this morning for Mission XII of the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight. Since 2011, the U.P. Honor Flight has been taking World War II and Korean War veterans on an all expense paid trip to see the ...

Plea deal reached in Iron River chase

By NIKKI YOUNK Iron Mountain Daily News CRYSTAL FALLS — An Iron River man likely will serve at least a year behind bars after accepting a plea deal Friday on a reduced charge stemming from a 2016 high-speed chase that left a passenger critically injured. Tyler Roy Polich, 21, pleaded ...

DNR conservation officer hones skills in rigorous program

MARQUETTE — A Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officer recently graduated from the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Capt. Wade Hamilton, Region 1 field operations coordinator who supervises DNR law enforcement in the Upper Peninsula and northern ...

Holocaust survivor speaks in Gladstone

By HALEY GUSTAFSON Escanaba Daily Press GLADSTONE — Students and area residents had the chance to hear a first-hand account of Germany under Adolf Hitler and the Nazi reign from Holocaust survivor Martin Lowenberg Tuesday at Gladstone High School. Lowenberg has traveled to schools all ...

Cochran sentenced to life for 2014 murder

CRYSTAL FALLS — A former Caspian woman received the mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole in Iron County Trial Court this morning for the 2014 killing of Christopher Regan, of Iron River. While Kelly Marie Cochran will be booked into the Michigan prison system, Indiana ...

Ishpeming High School presents ‘Footloose’

ISHPEMNG — Ishpeming High School presents “Footloose The Musical” at Peterson Auditorium at the school. The iconic 80s movie will come to life with more than 40 students from the Ishpeming High and Middle schools at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. “Footloose” ...

KBIC police now armed with Narcan

BARAGA — A local police department has begun carrying opioid antagonist to treat people who overdose on narcotics. “The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s Tribal Police Department has issued Narcan to all its patrol officers,” Chief Duane Misegan announced in a press release last ...

LSSU president dies after surgery

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — Lake Superior State University says school President Thomas Pleger has died following brain surgery. He was 48. School spokesman John Shibley says Pleger’s wife, Teresa, told school administrators her husband died Sunday, two days after undergoing brain ...

Funding proposals now available through Michigan Invasive Species Program

LANSING — Funding proposals for 2017 now are being accepted through the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program, with an anticipated $3.6 million available to applicants. The program — a joint effort of the Michigan departments of Natural Resources, Environmental Quality, and Agriculture ...

DNR offers ‘Wildlife Through Forestry’ forum in Baraga County

BARAGA — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will offer its latest “Wildlife Through Forestry” forum, which will showcase preliminary results from the DNR’s ongoing Upper Peninsula predator-prey study, May 8 at the Ottawa Sportsmen’s Club in Baraga County. “This is the ...

Evidence presented in child neglect case

By JENNY LANCOUR Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — The court-appointed guardian of a 3-year-old found lying naked in a ditch in Rapid River on St. Patrick’s Day, presented more evidence in court Thursday on the former living conditions and health of the girl and her sister who remain ...

Trooper involved in traffic crash

L’ANSE — A Michigan State Police trooper from the Calumet Post was involved in a traffic crash at about 11:35 p.m. Thursday. The trooper was parked in a patrol vehicle on the shoulder of U.S. 41 in L’Anse performing a stationary patrol when a passing motorist’s vehicle struck the ...

Deputies locate man lost in Ely Township

MARQUETTE — Marquette County Sheriff’s deputies helped locate a man in Ely Township Thursday. Deputies were called to the area of the old North Lake foundry in Ely Township for a lost North Lake man. Craig Allan Reiter II, 28, was riding his ATV in the area of the foundry. Just before ...

Heroic former shelter dog Peanut honored

Rescue dog and local hero, Peanut, was honored at the Delta Animal Shelter in Escanaba Wednesday for rescuing a 3-year-old girl who was found by the dog and her owner unclothed and cold in a ditch in Rapid River in March. During the celebration, residents and visitors alike had the chance to ...

Regional Roundtable coming

L’ANSE — Want to learn how to make your community a better place to live, work and play? Want to understand the concept of placemaking and how it impacts visitors and residents alike? Then plan to attend the Regional Roundtable on April 20 and join representatives of the Western Upper ...