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NAMI to meet in Marquette

MARQUETTE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers free, confidential peer support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness. Support groups will gather at 7 p.m. ...

Gwinn man charged with murder of infant

MARQUETTE — A 32-year-old Gwinn man was arrested and jailed Wednesday on a count of homicide — felony murder, as well as two counts of first-degree child abuse, according to the Forsyth Township Police Department. His bond is currently set at a total of $200,000. He will be arraigned in ...

Jeff Sessions resigns as attorney general at Trump’s request

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned Wednesday as the country's chief law enforcement officer after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks over his recusal from the Russia investigation. Sessions announced his resignation in a letter to President ...

Unofficial election results for Marquette County

Here are unofficial election results for some of the major races we’re following in Marquette County. Updates will be posted as they are provided by the Marquette County Clerk's Office. (23 of 36 precincts reporting) Governor: Whitmer declared winner in state race. Marquette County ...

AP: Democrat Whitmer wins Michigan governor race, beats Schuette

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrat Gretchen Whitmer was elected Michigan’s next governor on Tuesday, retaking the office for her party after eight years of Republican control of a state that Donald Trump won by the slimmest of margins. Whitmer, a former legislative leader who led a ...

Stabenow defeats GOP’s James to win Michigan’s Senate race

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan won a fourth term on Tuesday, fending off political newcomer John James and preventing a surprise breakthrough in a state where Republican senators have been a rarity. Stabenow highlighted her bipartisan achievements and ...

Body found in dumpster on IM’s south side

IRON MOUNTAIN — Authorities are investigating a body discovered this morning in a dumpster behind the Goodwill Industries store but say foul play is not suspected in the death. The body was found about 8:55 a.m. behind the building at 1858 S. Stephenson Ave., in the retail strip mall off ...

View Marquette County election results

To view local election results, click on the links found under News & Announcements at Marquette County's website: http://www.co.marquette.mi.us/

Bergman wins re-election

DETROIT (AP) — Republican Rep. Jack Bergman wins second House term, defeating Democrat Matthew Morgan in northern Michigan.

Yemen’s displaced live on bread crumbs, leaves

ABS, Yemen — Yahia Hussein has already lost a 5-month-old son who wasted away and died as they fled their village in northern Yemen. Now living in a camp for the displaced, he is running out of ways to feed his other four children. Jobless, he has no way to afford food, and he says he ...

Fight causes bus to fall into river

BEIJING (AP) — A fight between a bus driver and a passenger who missed her stop caused the bus to plunge off a high bridge into China’s Yangtze River, police said Friday. All 15 people onboard are presumed dead. An eight-second surveillance video released by Chongqing city police on its ...

2 stabbed, 1 arrested in London

LONDON (AP) — British police say two people have been stabbed and a man has been arrested at an address in central London that is home to the offices of Sony Music. The Metropolitan Police force said armed officers were sent to Derry St. in Kensington at about 11 a.m. today and the building ...

Protests in Pakistan delay release of Christian woman

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The release of a Christian woman in Pakistan who was acquitted eight years after being sentenced to death for blasphemy was apparently delayed today, after talks failed between the government and radical Islamists who want her publicly hanged. Also, a lawyer representing a ...

Iran braces for oil sanctions after currency crash, protests

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran is bracing for the restoration of U.S. sanctions on its vital oil industry next week, as it grapples with an economic crisis that has sparked sporadic protests over rising prices, corruption and unemployment. The oil sanctions, set to take effect on Monday, will ...

Video of cop killer becomes Trump campaign push

WASHINGTON (AP) — The widows of two police officers the Mexican immigrant murdered were invited to President Donald Trump's 2017 address to Congress. The conservative Breitbart News faithfully chronicled his conviction and death sentence. His snarling, expletive-filled rant about killing ...

Security experts question border mission for military

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has left no doubt that his top priority as leader of the military is making it more “lethal” — better at war and more prepared for it — and yet nothing about the military's new mission at the U.S.-Mexico border advances that goal. Some ...

Democrats and Republicans rush to avert third party spoilers

PHOENIX (AP) — Two congresswomen running for U.S Senate in Arizona are crisscrossing the state, raising millions of dollars and trying to exploit every possible advantage to eke out a win in what both sides expect to be a photo-finish race. The wild card: Angela Green, a Green Party ...

Fast food shooting ruled justified

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama say an armed McDonald’s customer was justified in fatally shooting a masked gunman. Al.com reports a Tuesday statement by Birmingham police says charges will not be filed against the man who fatally shot 24-year-old Antonio Demond Sanders. Sgt. ...

Nassar victims make plea on Title IX changes

DETROIT — Dozens of people who said they were victims of sexual assault by doctors at three major universities urged Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to make campuses accountable for investigating abuse allegations in a letter released Thursday. The Education Department is considering new ...

Michigan area deals with water deaths

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Marley Cummins-Roose’s bright blue eyes and good-natured grin echo her father’s. The toddler will never see that herself — she was only six weeks old when her dad, North Cummins, drowned in West Grand Traverse Bay in June 2017. “She has his eyes, his facial ...