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Delta County Man Charged for Holding Wife Hostage

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An Upper Peninsula man who allegedly held his wife hostage at gunpoint, and then held police at bay for several hours, was charged with several felonies on Wednesday. John Sarasin, 62, had a gun and wouldn’t let his wife leave their home in Flat Rock in Delta […]

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Private Plane Makes Emergency Landing on US-2

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A small private plan made an emergency landing early this morning on US-2 in Gogebic County. The Gobebic County Sheriff’s Department says the pilot landed the plane on the highway near Blacjack Road in Bessemer Township just before 5:00 a.m. after the craft began experiencing some engine […]

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2-Vehicle Accident in Ishpeming

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Ishpeming City Police responded to a two-vehicle traffic accident yesterday afternoon at the intersection of US-41 and Lakeshore Drive. The accident happened around 1:00 p.m. when a westbound Ford F-150 pickup truck, driven by Glen Sirtola of Republic struck a southbound Cadillac driven by Judith Harsila of […]

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Lane Closure on Portage Lake Bridge

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An overnight lane closure is going to be occurring on Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock tonight. M-DOT says the lane closure will be needed because of routine maintenance on the southbound lanes of the bridge. The work will require the outside lane of the […]

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Gov Snyder Visits Houghton to Discuss Healthy Michigan

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder met with small-business owners in Houghton this morning, continuing his statewide discussion with residents and job providers about the benefits of the Healthy Michigan legislation. The plan, as passed in the State House, would provide health insurance coverage to nearly half-a-million low-income Michigan residents. […]

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Cliff’s President and Chief Financial Officer Step Down

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. says President and CEO Joseph Carrabba will be stepping down by the end of this year. James Kirsch, who currently serves on Cliffs’ Board as lead director, has been elected non-executive chair of the Board, effectively immediately, replacing Carrabba. Carrabba says he will […]

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Car-Semi Accident on US-41

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette County Sheriff’s Deputies are continuing their investigation into a car-semi accident that happened yesterday in Negaunee Township. The accident happened yesterday around 4:30 p.m. on US-41 near Pond Road when a 2002 Ford Taurus, driven by 31-year-old Ryan Rogers of Negaunee rear-ended a semi-tractor trailer owned […]

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Snyder in Marquette Talking About Medicaid Expansion

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder brought his “Healthy Michigan” campaign for expanded Medicaid coverage in the state to Marquette today. Snyder met this morning with officials at Marquette General Hospital as part of a statewide push for legislation passed in the State House expanding eligibility for government-provided health insurance […]

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Casperson Responds to Snyder’s Comments on Medicaid Expansion

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Senator Tom Casperson is responding to Governor Rick Snyder’s comments made today in Marquette calling on the senate to pass the Medicaid expansion proposal. The Delta County Republican says that he feels the Governor is moving in the right direction with health care access for low-income […]

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Former Secretary of State Running for U.S. Senate Seat

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Republican National Committee woman and former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land has filed the paperwork needed to run for the U.S. Senate in 2014. Land is the first Republican to enter the race to succeed retiring Democratic U.S. Senator Carl Levin. During a stop today in […]

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