Sawyer enviro program

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MARQUETTE — The public is invited to a presentation regarding environmental activities at the former K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base, which will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the K.I. Sawyer Heritage Air Museum. The museum is located at 402 Third St. at Sawyer. The first hour of the program ...

Police: Michigan trooper shot, critically wounded

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DETROIT — An undercover trooper with Michigan State Police was shot and critically wounded early Tuesday as he and other members of a narcotics unit were conducting surveillance in Detroit, police said. The trooper was struck by gunfire around 1:30 a.m. EDT on Detroit’s west side as he ...

Man convicted of 7 felonies

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MARQUETTE —Jason Thomas Leist, 42, of Marquette was convicted on Wednesday after a two-day jury trial on two counts of criminal sexual conduct-first degree, each of which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office announced. Leist also was ...

‘Facing Suicide: Town Hall’ tackles issue

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MARQUETTE — How do you bring up the concept of suicide to someone in trouble? And how do you follow up once the immediate crisis has passed? Those were some of the topics examined during “Facing Suicide: Town Hall” on Tuesday in the Northern Center at Northern Michigan University. ...

Fossil fish catch from China includes oldest teeth ever

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NEW YORK — A big catch of fish fossils in southern China includes the oldest teeth ever found — and may help scientists learn how our aquatic ancestors got their bite. The finds offer new clues about a key period of evolution that’s been hard to flesh out because until now scientists ...

Local student wins scholarship


MARQUETTE — Elizabeth Williams, a Westwood High School graduate and a Northern Michigan University student majoring in environmental studies and sustainability, is one of the inaugural winners under former President Barack Obama’s Voyager Scholarship program. Williams plans to focus on ...