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News Update For Friday, 4/13/12

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Governor Rick Snyder has signed into law a bill that makes Michigan the 31st state to give motorcyclists the option of wearing a helmet.  Under the bill, motorcyclists can ride without a helmet if they’re at least 21 years old, carry additional insurance and have passed a motorcycle safety course or have had their motorcycle […]

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News Update For Thursday, April 12, 2012

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The Marquette Township Planning Commission is moving ahead with a series of projects ranging from strategic planning to welcoming new businesses to the Township.  Earlier this week, the Township Planning officials presented a progress report to the Marquette Township Business Association.  The report outlined the Marquette Township Master Plan Update and efforts to complete it […]

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News Update For Wednesday, 4/11/12

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The manager of the Sawyer International Airport has announced he is stepping down from the position.  Keith Kaspari, who has held the post for nearly nine years, says he has accepted the job as Deputy Director of the Capital Regional Airport Authority in Lansing.  His last day at Sawyer will be on May 1st.   […]

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News Update For Tuesday, 4/10/12

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A Marquette County man charged in connection with an accidental shooting near Big Bay was arraigned yesterday in 96-th District Court in Marquette. 29-year-old Shane Treloar of Negaunee plead not guilty to a charge of careless discharge of a firearm causing injury or death in the shooting of 37-year-old Eric Thomas of Marquette. Treloar faces […]

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News Update For Monday, April 9th, 2012

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Michigan’s highway roadsides soon will get a spring cleaning.  Almost 3,200 volunteer groups across the state will pick up litter along more than 7,200 miles of state highway from April 14th to 22nd.  It’s the first of three pickups this year for the Michigan Department of Transportation adopt-a-highway program, which began in 1990.  M-DOT says […]

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News Update For Friday, April 6, 2012

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Chocolay Township Police responded to a rollover accident yesterday afternoon involving an SUV and a street sweeping vehicle.  The accident happened just before 12-30 yesterday on US-41/M-28 near the Rock Cut in Harvey when a northbound SUV driven by 21-year-old Kristina Brinich of AuTrain went out of control, rolled over and struck the street sweeper. […]

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News Update For Thursday, April 5, 2012

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The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department says the inmate who walked away from a jail work crew last month has been taken back into custody. 28-year-old Jeremy Walter Nordstrom was arrested last night around 7 o’clock at a camp in Keweenaw County.  He had walked away from the work crew on March 20th while it was […]

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News Update For Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates edged downward in 15 of michigan’s 17 major labor market areas in February according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget.  The Ann Arbor area had the state’s lowest jobless rate at five-point-four percent while Northeast Lower Michigan had the highest at 14 percent.  The U.P. rate was ten-point-five […]

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News Update For Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of Marquette General, is in critical need of O-positive, A-positive, O-negative and A-negative blood throughout the Upper Peninsula.  The need is high in all service areas of Marquette, Escanaba, Hancock and Sault Ste. Marie.  You can donate at the U.P. Regional Blood Center in Marquette at 427 West […]

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News Update For Monday, April 2, 2012

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News Update For Monday, 4/2/12 The Michigan Department of Transportation has closed M-64 this afternoon between Bergland and Silver City in Ontonagon County as the roadway was compromised by rising water. A beaver dam blocked a culvert beneath the highway about five miles north of Bergland, and attempts to remove the blockage have been unsuccessful […]

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