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New trail connector to go through Marquette Township park

MARQUETTE — Progress is being made on a proposed non-motorized connector trail through Schwemwood Park in Marquette Township. The Marquette Township Board unanimously approved a motion Tuesday to move forward with the planning and legal review of a half-mile trail along the northern border ...

S. Korean envoy meets Kim to foster diplomacy

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean delegation met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday during a visit to arrange an inter-Korean summit planned for this month and help rescue faltering nuclear diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang. The office of South Korean ...

Russia launches airstrikes in Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says it has launched airstrikes targeting militant infrastructure in Syria’s northern Idlib province, where the government is expected to launch a major offensive against the rebels’ last major stronghold. The Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday that four jets ...

Bosnia police clash with veterans

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian police have clashed with several hundred protesting war veterans who are unhappy with the laws regulating their rights stemming from the 1992-95 conflict. Police with shields and helmets on Wednesday used what appeared to be pepper spray on the ...

Boat capsizes in India’s northeast

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Police were searching Wednesday for 22 people who were missing after a motorized boat capsized in the flooded Brahmputra River in India’s remote northeast. Three bodies were recovered and 11 people were rescued. Police officer Mihirjit Dayan said the boat was ...

Gordon, never a hurricane, killed child in mobile home

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Alabama — Tropical Storm Gordon never became a hurricane but it was deadly all the same, killing a child by blowing a tree onto a mobile home as it made landfall. The storm later weakened into a depression, dumping heavy rains across southern states. The National Hurricane ...

Pressley’s upset another win for fresh Democratic voices

BOSTON — Ayanna Pressley is all but assured of becoming the first black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts, the latest example of the Democratic Party’s embrace of diversity and liberal politics as the recipe for success in the Trump era. The 44-year-old’s upset victory ...

Trump, others dispute book’s description of unhinged leader

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump insisted earlier today that he’s “the exact opposite” of Bob Woodward’s portrayal of him in a new book that has set off a firestorm in the White House with its descriptions of current and former aides calling Trump an “idiot” and a ...

Priest enters no contest plea

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A 71-year-old Catholic priest in the Saginaw area has pleaded no contest to sexual abuse charges involving three young men. The Saginaw County prosecutor’s office says Father Robert Deland’s plea to criminal sexual conduct, attempted criminal sexual conduct, gross ...

4 tornadoes in weekend storms

BATH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Officials confirm four tornadoes touched down in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula over the weekend, knocking down trees and damaging buildings. No injuries were reported. The National Weather Service says Saturday’s tornadoes included one in Clinton County’s Bath ...

Hoffstrom at Superior Dental Care

MARQUETTE — Dr. Anja Hoffstrom was born and raised in Marquette and has returned home to raise her family and practice dentistry. She has been practicing in the Marquette area and is excited to join Dr. Carla Skaates at Superior Dental Care. Hoffstrom started in the dental field as a ...

Button Up!

MARQUETTE — Sometimes a person’s future can begin with the barest of necessities. Some of those necessities, such as bars of soap and pairs of socks, lined the tables Tuesday at the Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency, but soon they are to get in the hands — or on the ...

Trump revisits wargames as NKorea talks stall

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said that there’s no reason to spend a lot of money on military wargames with South Korea, but he warned he could “instantly” relaunch the exercises again and they would be “far bigger than ever before.” Trump made the comment Wednesday in a ...

Trump warns of ‘violence’ if Democrats win midterm elections

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump urged evangelical leaders this week to get out the vote ahead of the upcoming midterm elections and warned of "violence" by opponents if they fail. Trump made the dire warning at a White House dinner Monday evening attended by dozens of conservative ...

Fans stream in for 2nd day of Aretha Franklin public viewing

DETROIT — Mourners streamed in for a second day Wednesday to pay their respects to Aretha Franklin, who was dressed in a different outfit for her final public viewing, as if making a costume change during a show. Fans waited festively outside, then walked in a solemn, single-file line into ...

Jury’s sentence length decried

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas jury gave a white former police officer too lenient of a punishment when sentencing him to 15 years for the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager who was in a car leaving a house party, the victim’s family members said. Roy Oliver fired into the car filled with ...

Detroit schools shut off water

DETROIT (AP) — Drinking water is being shut off at all Detroit public schools because the water in 16 of them was found to have high levels of lead or copper. Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said Wednesday that he’s turning off water at all schools “out of an abundance of caution” while ...

Hurricane’s death toll in Puerto Rico put at nearly 3,000

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s governor raised the U.S. territory’s official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975 on Tuesday after an independent study found that the number of people who succumbed in the desperate, sweltering aftermath had been severely ...