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Houghton County man arrested

TWIN LAKES — A Houghton County man was arrested Monday by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team for the delivery of methamphetamine. Following a six-month long investigation, the suspect, a 34-year-old man from Painesdale, was arrested during a traffic stop near Twin Lakes when ...

People in Soo Township crash ID’d

SAULT STE. MARIE — Police have released the names of the individuals involved in a traffic crash that claimed the life of a Sault Ste. Marie woman early Monday morning in Soo Township. According to the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office, the passenger of the vehicle, Stacey Lynn Hough, 27, ...

Man arraigned in Newberry case

NEWBERRY — A Newberry man who was arrested Friday after an attempted murder in Newberry was arraigned Sunday on several felony charges in 92nd District Court. Keith Carl Craig, 64, was charged with assault with intent to murder, first-degree home invasion and committing a felony with a ...

Woman charged after fatal crash

ST. IGNACE — A Grand Rapids woman has been charged in relation to a fatal traffic crash in Mackinac County that claimed the life of her passenger, Zackeri Meingin of Cedarville. Logan Smith, 25, was charged with one count of operating while intoxicated causing death and was arraigned ...

Charges filed in fatal crash

CLARK TOWNSHIP — Troopers from the Michigan State Police St. Ignace Post have arrested a 25-year-old following a deadly traffic crash in September that claimed the life of Zackeri Meingin of Cedarville. In the early morning hours of Sept. 1, troopers responded to a report of a ...

Attempted murder suspect arrested

MARQUETTE — A suspect was arrested early this morning for an attempted murder in Newberry, according to the Michigan State Police. The suspect allegedly broke into a male subject’s home, firing several shots and striking the homeowner with the firearm. The victim, who was uninjured, was ...

Grenade found in Gogebic County

BESSEMER — Areas in Bessemer were closed Wednesday to traffic after the Michigan State Police Bomb Squad responded to a report of a possible hand grenade in the area, according to the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies who responded to the area “did find what appeared to be an ...

DNR to host fisheries meetings

ISHPEMING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is holding a “Conversations & Coffee” to give people an opportunity to discuss local issues and management activities with DNR Fisheries Division managers and biologists from 7 to 9 p.m. April 24 at Ishpeming Township Hall, 1575 ...

Person dies in industrial accident

SAGOLA TOWNSHIP — One person has died from injuries sustained from an industrial accident in Sagola Township. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Iron Mountain Post responded to Minerick Logging Inc. ...

Officials release details in Menominee Township body case

MENOMINEE — A South Dakota man is accused of killing and dismembering his “on-again, off-again” girlfriend, then transporting her body across several states before dumping it in a Menominee Township river near his hometown in Michigan. Officials from the Menominee County Sheriff’s ...

Dead Alger snowmobilers ID’d

MUNISING — The Alger County Sheriff’s Office has released names of the two people who were pronounced dead at the scene of a two-snowmobile crash Monday night. Douglas Eugene Snow, 21, of Pennsylvania and John George Shadian, 54, of Wisconsin were the two men involved in the head-on ...

Seven arrested on drug charges

MUNISING — Seven people in Alger County were arrested by detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team on drug charges related to the distribution of prescription pills, according to UPSET. The investigation was initiated in 2017 after “bulk amounts of various ...

Crystal meth seized in Manistique

MANISTIQUE — The Manistique Department of Public Safety said recently that upon continuing an investigation into a narcotics case initiated in February, officers seized 85 grams of crystal methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $13,000 from a Schoolcraft County residence. Pursuant ...

Group home death probe:

HANCOCK — An investigation by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Adult Protective Services into the death of a 22-year-old resident of the Atlantic House has concluded that there was “moderate risk of neglect” at the facility. The Daily Mining Gazette obtained ...

Police patrol car involved in crash

IRON MOUNTAIN — A two-vehicle traffic crash involving a Michigan State Police patrol car occurred at 7 a.m. Saturday on Larson Lane in Dickinson County’s Breitung Township. No serious injuries were reported in the incident, according to a state police press release. A trooper was ...

Regional briefing

Fatal snowmobile, vehicle collision MARQUETTE — The driver of a snowmobile is dead following an accident in Houghton County Thursday involving a snowmobile and a motor vehicle, according to the Michigan State Police Calumet Post. The accident occurred around 4:20 p.m. Thursday when ...

Police car struck by snowmobiler

CALUMET — A Michigan State Police patrol car was rear-ended by a snowmobiler who was taken to the hospital for injuries Sunday in Calumet Township, according to the Michigan State Police Calumet Post. The patrol car was struck by the snowmobile during “blizzard conditions” around 3:50 ...

Iron Mountain VA medical center wins National Best Patient Experience Award

IRON MOUNTAIN — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration recently recognized the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center for providing its patients with outstanding health care experiences. The Iron Mountain-based VA Medical Center received the 2018 Best ...

Regional briefing

3-car accident in Dickinson County NORWAY — A three vehicle crash in Dickinson County left a woman with minor injuries on Thursday. Around 12:40 p.m., a vehicle driven by 65-year-old Loretto Township resident Dennis Saint Vincent turned onto U.S. 2 from Summit Road in Norway Township into ...

Proposed KBIC project underway

By LISA BOWERS Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The Chocolay Township Board will consider authorizing the township clerk to pay over $250,000 to Gundlach Champion, Inc for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s elevated water tank under a prior agreement to use 2 percent funds for the ...