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Michigan Senate may not release details of harassment probe

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Senate will not release a report from a pending sexual harassment probe of a male lawmaker who told a young reporter that high school boys visiting the Capitol could have “fun” with her, a spokeswoman for the state Senate’s majority leader said ...

Man who challenged deportation to Iraq wins, can stay in US

Michigan News

By ED WHITE Associated Press DETROIT — A Detroit-area man who was locked up for months and became the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit challenging U.S. deportations to Iraq has won his immigration case and is on a path to citizenship, lawyers said Wednesday. An immigration ...

Detroit fines company for illegally storing limestone

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit has fined the company that owns a site along the Detroit River where a collapsed dock sent construction aggregate material into the river for illegally storing tons of limestone for months, a city official said. Revere Dock LLC has been hit with a $10,000 fine for ...

Michigan House OKs bills aiming to better child-abuse probes

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan's child-welfare law would be updated to clarify that caseworkers must make contact within 24 hours to assess the well-being of each child in a household where abuse or neglect is suspected under a bill approved Thursday by the state House. The measure and others were ...

Man convicted of sex trafficking

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A federal jury on Thursday convicted a 70-year-old Detroit man on drug and human trafficking charges. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Detroit said in a release that Richard Jackson was found guilty of sex trafficking using force and coercion, drug distribution and maintaining ...

Higher reward offered in slaying

Michigan News

ELLSWORTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State Police on Thursday increased to $15,000 the reward for information leading to an arrest in the 2018 slaying of a 79-year-old woman whose remains were found following a house fire in Michigan's northwestern Lower Peninsula. The reward is being ...

Ski jumping slated: Annual competition set for Tuesday

Front Page News

ISHPEMING — Tuesday will mark 133 years that skiers from all over the world have come together to soar over Ishpeming. The annual Ski Jumping Tournament at Suicide Bowl, located off County Road in Negaunee at the Ishpeming Ski Club, will be held on Tuesday, featuring skiers from all over ...

Missing person investigation continues

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Michigan State Police Negaunee Post continues to investigate the disappearance of Jody Dean Howe of Marquette. Howe’s last verified identification was at the Meijer store in Marquette during the morning hours of Aug. 23. Law enforcement is requesting the assistance of ...

Smart911 program detailed

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — One never feels truly ready for an emergency situation, but if you are in need of emergency services there are ways to be better prepared. Smart911 is a program that allows residents to create a safety profile for their household that includes any information they would like ...

Woman arrested in Ishpeming, found in possession of meth

Local

ISHPEMING — A woman was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after a search of an Ishpeming residence on Wednesday. The Ishpeming Police Department executed a search warrant on at a residence on Empire Street in Ishpeming, and located the woman and her 1-year old child inside, an IPD ...

Future court dates not yet set for former cops arrested on drug charges

Local

MARQUETTE — The two former law enforcement officers arrested in early December took the next step in their court proceedings Thursday afternoon. A preliminary examination for Richard Joseph Neaves and Todd Andrew Collins was scheduled in Marquette County’s 96th District Court yesterday ...

Police Log

Local

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is collected from Marquette City Police Department dispatch log books recorded at the time the calls were received. The incidents reported may have proven to be unfounded once police investigated. Some log entries may be edited or omitted due to space ...

7 ordained to diaconate

Local

MARQUETTE — Seven men were ordained to the diaconate of the Catholic Diocese of Marquette on Friday at St. Peter Cathedral. According to the diocese, they will be in Catholic slang terms “permanent deacons,” as this is not a step toward ordination to the priesthood. They will remain ...

$30M expansion for Island Resort and Casino approved

Local

HARRIS — The Hannahville Indian Community Tribal Council approved a $30 million expansion of the Island Resort and Casino in Harris to include over 100 hotel rooms. In response to high customer demand, the addition is to be connected to the south end of the current 11-story Palm Tower ...

The calendar

Community

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

Dear Annie

Community

Dear Annie: I am a 32-year-old married man with two children. I am trying to come to terms with my childhood. I grew up in a dysfunctional family, with an alcoholic father and a mother who had numerous affairs. My elder brother, “Michael,” was my world. He is only three years older than I ...

Knitting guild to meet

Community

MARQUETTE — UP North Knitting Guild will be meeting at the Peter White Public Library at 5:30 p.m. today in the lower level, Room 2. Bring your knitting projects for show and tell. New members are welcomed. Questions? Call Pat at 906-249-3128.

PWPL hosting movie

Community

MARQUETTE — “The Art of Racing in the Rain” will be shown at 12:30 p.m. today in the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room on the lower level of the library. Closed captioning will be on to ensure access for all. People are welcome to bring lunch. Enzo, a golden retriever, ...

Spay day at UPAWS

Community

MARQUETTE — Annual Spay Day USA 2020 has arrived. The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter is once again working with the local vet clinics to offer the service of low cost spays and neuters. To be eligible for the Spay Day USA event, you must be a resident of Marquette County and have a ...