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News Update For Tuesday, 6/12/12

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A legislative committee is considering a resolution today seeking federal assistance following the Duck Lake wildfire in the Upper Peninsula.  The Duck Lake fire in Luce County began May 24th following a lighting strike. As of June 6, the wildfire has covered 21,112 acres and destroyed 49 cabins and homes, including a motel and store, […]

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News Update For Monday, 6/11/12

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An Ishpeming man who was arrested Friday afternoon at his home after the shooting death of another Ishpeming man plead not guilty this morning in 96-th District Court in Marquette to all charges.  52-year-old Jack Earl Carpenter was arrested after the shooting death of 29-year-old David Scott Meyer Jr. at 409 North Second Street in […]

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News Update For Friday, 6/8/12

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Forsyth Township Police are looking for the public’s help in the search for a missing Sawyer man.  In a statement released earlier today, police say they are looking for 69-year-old Alfred Frank Ongie.  He is also known as “Butch” and is described as a white male, 5-feet-10 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds with graying dark […]

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News Update For Thursday, 6/7/12

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A federal judge has postponed a decision on whether or not to halt construction of a controversial mining operation in Marquette County.  A lawsuit by the Huron Mountain Club argues Kennecott Eagle Minerals Company failed to secure the proper federal permits to build a nickel and copper mine. The suit also charges other agencies such […]

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News Update For Wednesday, 6/6/12

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Michigan State Police say an autopsy has determined that the 39-year old inmate found dead in an Upper Peninsula prison last week was strangled to death.  Another inmate had notified staff at Alger Correctional Facility in Munising Township last Thursday that Carlos Love of Detroit had suffered a seizure and was unconscious.  Attempts to resuscitate […]

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News Update For Tuesday, 6/5/12

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Michigan State Police reports of a methamphetamine  lab being stopped near the Mackinac Bridge this morning.  A trooper from the St. Ignace Post stopped a vehicle on I-75 near the tolls of the Mackinac Bridge for having a cracked windshield.  After being questioned about an odor of burnt marijuana the occupants, a 29 year old […]

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News Update For Monday, 6/4/12

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Nearly an inch of rain fell Saturday in the eastern Upper Peninsula, leading to improved conditions at the Duck Lake Fire in Luce County.  The Department of Natural Resources Sunday reported the fire is now 72 percent contained.  Fireline supervisors worked on Saturday to identify access points and plan for the completion of the remaining […]

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News Update For Friday, 6/1/12

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The investigation is continuing into the reported death of an inmate at the Alger Correctional Facility in Munising.  State Police are conducting the investigation and reports say the death is being labeled as “suspicious”.  Troopers and technicians with the Michigan State Police Crime lab and the State Police Forensics lab are studying evidence in the […]

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News Update For Thursday, 5/31/12

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The Michigan High School Athletic Association has handed down a decision on the question of age waivers for high school athletes in certain circumstances.  In a statement released this morning, the MHSAA said, based on a vote of member schools, the age waiver would be allowed in certain cases.  The question had come before the […]

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News Update For Wednesday, 5/30/12

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  The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has released an update on the Duck Lake Fire in Luce County.  The fire is now estimated to be 21,450 acres in size. The fire had some flare-ups yesterday which resulted in the increase of the fire size. The fire is 55 percent contained.  Tahquamenon Falls State Park, […]

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