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Houghton County Escapee Back In U.S.

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Houghton, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An inmate from Houghton County who was recently captured after escaping from a Costa Rican detention facility is back on U.S. soil. 34-year-old John Saatio is wanted out of Houghton on charges of home invasion and destruction of police property. Costa Rican authorities caught Saatio back on […]

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Ishpeming Man Charged With Murder Appears In Court

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Marquette County man arrested in the stabbing death of a Marquette man has appeared in court. 24-year-old Derek Blemke of Ishpeming is charged with one count of Open Murder in the death of 21-year-old Brandon LaFarve on Friday. Blemke appeared in Marquette County District Court this […]

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Casperson Bill Testing Drugged Drivers Becomes Law

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Bills sponsored by State Senators Tom Casperson and Rick Jones have been signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder to create a one-year pilot program allowing law enforcement officers to test drivers suspected of being under the influence of drugs. Casperson joined the SUNNY Morning Show with […]

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Marquette City Commission Addresses City’s Strategic Plan Tonight

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette City Commission will be addressing the city’s strategic plan tonight with a work session at 6:00 p.m. to discuss and finalize the plan for fiscal years 2016 to 2018. Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike to talk […]

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Former U.P. Teacher Sentenced For Sexual Crime Against Minor

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A retired Upper Michigan high school teacher has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for sexual exploitation of a minor. 67-year Thomas Hamel of St. Ignace was also sentenced to five years of supervised release and must register as a sex offender. Hamel pleaded guilty […]

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Marquette Police Investigate Stabbing Death

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette City Police are investigating a stabbing death that happened early this morning. Officers were called to an apartment building at 2050 Wright Street around 1:45 a.m. The stabbing happened in apartment number 7, and officers arriving on the scene found the victim, an unidentified male, dead. […]

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Steve Mariucci Announces Capital Campaign To Build New Beacon House In Marquette

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A capital campaign has begun to build a new Beacon House hospitality facility next to the new UP Health System-Marquette hospital. At the Beacon House U.P. Celebrity Golf Classic this week in Marquette, U.P. native and former NFL head coach Steve Mariucci kicked off the “Legacy of […]

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NMU Wildcat Wednesday: Summer Youth Camps

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Northern Michigan University is offering potential students several opportunities to experience college life while learning more about a wide array of subjects. Assistant Director of Admissions Kari Garcia joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today for the latest edition of Wildcat Wednesday. Garcia outlined […]

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Dead River Derby Taking On The Harbor City Roller Dames Saturday

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The latest home bout of the 2016 season for the Dead River Derby is this Saturday in Marquette. Derby team members Glory Sparks and Phee Nix joined Mike Plourde today on the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike to preview the event. The Dead River Derby […]

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Traveling Vietnam Wall Coming To Marquette This Week

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The AVTT Traveling Vietnam Wall is coming to Marquette later today for a stop that runs through Sunday. Jim Provost, Chair of the Marquette County Veterans Alliance, and Will Weycker, Primary Planner for the Traveling Wall Project in Marquette, recently joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt […]

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