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Chapter 11 bankruptcy could be in the works for DCHS

IRON MOUNTAIN — A proposal for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for Dickinson County Healthcare System will likely be reviewed at meeting Tuesday of the hospital board, offering the possibility that the hospital can remain open during a restructuring, county officials said today. “None of us like ...

Lottery

DETROIT (AP) — These Michigan lotteries were drawn Thursday: Lucky For Life: 08-10-17-36-40 Lucky Ball: 16 Poker Lotto: KC-5D-6D-6H-8H Midday Daily 3: 3-2-0 Midday Daily 4: 3-2-7-3 Daily 3: 1-9-0 Daily 4: 5-9-8-8 Fantasy 5: 11-17-21-23-37 Estimated jackpot: ...

Woman arrested on 13-count felony warrant for embezzlement

MARQUETTE — A 25-year-old Negaunee woman was arrested on a warrant for embezzlement and 12 other felonies Thursday, according to the Marquette Police Department. The warrant issued by Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office included 13 charges: one count of embezzlement more than $20,000 ...

Man arrested in connection to recent Niemisto statue damage

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Police have arrested a man for his alleged involvement in the most recent case of damage to the Phil Niemisto statue, which is located in Niemisto’s namesake pocket park along West Washington Street. The 22-year-old Marquette man was arrested Thursday on a ...

Redmen football game postponed till Saturday

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Redmen varsity football game against Petoskey originally scheduled for 7 p.m. today has been postponed until Saturday afternoon. The game will take place at 1 p.m., according to a post on the Marquette Area Public Schools Facebook page. The Petoskey team was unable ...

Alger County fundraiser helps residents with cancer costs

By JAYMIE DEPEW Journal Staff Writer MUNISING — For over a decade, The Eric R. Beverly Family Foundation has provided grant assistance to individuals in Alger County and Atlanta, Georgia, undergoing cancer treatment. The foundation has hosted a number of fundraising events throughout the ...

Law enforcement Torch Run raising money for great cause

Law enforcement personnel, Special Olympics athletes and community members took part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Michigan on Tuesday in Marquette. Participants began at the Superior Dome and finished at Northern Michigan University’s Jacobetti Complex. Founded in ...

Husband doodles immaturely

Dear Annie: My husband of over 30 years is a great person, successful and well-educated. I love him dearly except for one annoying thing. He draws on people’s photos in magazines and newspapers. Almost daily, for a few minutes after breakfast or dinner, he’ll draw mustaches, knocked-out ...

AP Interview: Schuette says Michigan Medicaid law is not going anywhere

LANSING, Mich.— Republican Bill Schuette said Wednesday that he would not undo Michigan’s expansion of Medicaid coverage if he were governor, countering Democrats’ accusation that electing him would lead to hundreds of thousands of adults losing their government health insurance. As ...

Gunman kills 5, then himself

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A gunman killed five people, including his wife, before turning the gun on himself as a Kern County sheriff's deputy closed in Wednesday, authorities said. There was no immediate word on what sparked the shootings that took place at a home and a business in ...

Suu Kyi says country’s handling of Rohingya could have been better

HANOI, Vietnam — In the face of global condemnation, Myanmar’s leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi today said that the handling of Rohingya Muslims, 700,000 of whom have fled to Bangladesh amid a brutal military campaign, could have been better, but still defended ...

Months of unrest devastate Nicaragua

LEON, Nicaragua — Two days after protests began in Nicaragua in April, a foreign auto components company was meeting at a hotel in the city of Leon when smoke from a burning university building just a block away billowed above the hotel’s colonnaded courtyard. The visitors quickly cut ...

Putin says Russia identified suspects in poisoning

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said today that Russia has identified the two men that Britain named as suspects in the poisoning of a former Russian spy, and that there is “nothing criminal” about them. Britain last week charged two alleged agents of Russia's military ...

Afghan official: Death toll in suicide bombing rises to 68

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll in a suicide bombing among a group of people protesting a local police commander in eastern Afghanistan has risen to 68, up from 32, provincial officials today. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said 165 others were wounded ...

Deadline looms for claims in $75M Nassar settlement

DETROIT — Lawyers rushed to meet a Monday deadline to file lawsuits against Michigan State University to qualify for $75 million set aside for more victims of Larry Nassar. Dozens of lawsuits have been filed in the past week, including one on behalf of 21 Jane Does who said they were ...

Southfield unveils outdoor art installation of 65 red poles

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Southfield’s mavens of modern art applauded after cutting the ribbon recently on metro Detroit’s most ambitious new piece of public art — described as “an abstract grove of trees.” As with most public art, not everyone is sure to cheer. This piece is bright ...

Health chief fights Flint charges

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The head of Michigan’s health department is trying to overturn a decision that sends him to trial for two deaths in the Flint water crisis. In court filings Monday, Nick Lyon’s legal team asked a judge to dismiss involuntary manslaughter and other charges. A lower ...

State gas prices rise 6 cents

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 6 cents in the past week to about $2.92 per gallon. The Dearborn-based auto club says late Sunday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline is about 21 cents more than at the same point last ...

Iraqi city of Basra seethes over water crisis, unemployment

BASRA, Iraq — The brackish water pouring from the taps of homes in Basra has caused stomach ailments and skin rashes for thousands in the southern Iraqi city once famous for its network of freshwater canals that gave it the nickname the “Venice of the East.” The contaminated water, ...

Unlikely weapon: petanque balls help disarm Paris attacker

PARIS (AP) — They only went out to play a calm game of petanque and enjoy some late summer warmth by a Parisian canal. By the end of the evening, the three friends had neutralized a knife-wielding attacker who had stabbed seven people, with an unlikely weapon: the game’s clanking — and ...