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Garden, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Officials say the Poverty Island Wildfire is about 60-percent contained. The fire has been burning since late June on the 200 square-acre island off of the Garden Peninsula in Lake Michigan. The fire appears to have started from a lightning strike and has burned over 125 acres. […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police at Regional Dispatch in Negaunee say telephone outages are being reported today over a wide area of the U.P. The outages appear to be isolated to long distance calls. Attempts to place a long distance call results in a “fast busy” signal and then an […]

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Baraga, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan State Police say one person was injured in an early-morning traffic accident in Baraga County today. It happened around 1:20 a.m. on the Baraga Plains Road when a southbound vehicle, driven by an unidentified 47-year-old Baraga woman, went out of control near Mansfeldt Road, struck several […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Officials with the U.P. Regional Blood Center say there is currently a critical need for A-negative blood across the Upper Peninsula. Blood donation sites are open today in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba, and Sault Ste. Marie. The Blood Center says donations usually drop during the summer as people […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Northern Michigan University has hired a new interim director of their entrepreneurial innovation center, Invent@NMU. David Puskala of Marquette is taking over for Invent@NMU’s founding director, Dave Ollila, who recently stepped down to take a position with a Flint-based company. Puskala is leading a staff of NMU […]

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Ishpeming Township, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported drug overdose in Ishpeming Township yesterday that was followed by a high-speed traffic chase of one of the suspects. Deputies were called out around 9:30 a.m. on a report of an unresponsive female drug overdose victim lying in the yard […]

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Escanaba, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Detectives with the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team arrested two people yesterday in Escanaba on meth charges. UPSET detectives arrested the 18-year-old suspects after they were observed buying components used in the manufacture of meth from locations around the city. The components were found in one of […]

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Escanaba, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Two people were injured in a single-vehicle rollover accident yesterday in Delta County. It happened around 8:30 last night on M-35 near the Ford River when a vehicle driven by 37-year-old Misti Stewart of downstate Wolverine crossed the center line, left the roadway, hit a tree and […]

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Hancock, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Houghton County man who was arrested after a knife fight last summer in Hancock has been sentenced. 27-year-old Joseph Schreiber of Hancock was sentenced yesterday to one year in jail and two years of probation. He was arrested after a fight with 29-year-old Andrew Rohrer over […]

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Sault Ste. Marie, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Chippewa County pastor has been found guilty of sex crimes against teenagers. Reports say the pastor of a Baptist Church in Sault Ste. Marie, 62-year-old Jonas Moses, Jr. of Brimley, was found guilty yesterday of seven out of nine sex crimes with teens from […]

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