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M-DOT Continuing Portage Lake Lift Bridge Testing

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Houghton, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Department of Transportation says testing of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock is continuing this week as part of ongoing maintenance work. The testing will cause brief delays for motorists. Crews will be performing test lifts of the bridge span, requiring brief […]

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Senator Tom Casperson Talks About Oversight Of The DEQ, The Flint Water Crisis And Governor Rick Snyder

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Senator Tom Casperson joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today for a legislative update. Casperson talked about legislation he has put forth that would create a board that would oversee decisions made by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The Escanaba Republican also […]

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Illinois Man Gets Prison For U.P. Heroin Charge

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An Illinois man has been sentenced in Federal Court in Marquette to prison on a heroin charge. 31-year-old Raymond Bowser of Chicago was sentenced to five years behind bars and one year of supervised release. Bowser pleaded guilty in December to distribution of heroin within 1,000 feet […]

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Search Continues For Missing U.P. Man

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L’Anse, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police at the Calumet Post are investigating a missing person from the L’Anse area. 33-year-old year old Joesph Edward Waisanen was last seen Sunday morning around 10:30 on Baraga Avenue in the City of L’Anse. Waisanen is described as a white male, 6’6″ tall, 240 pounds […]

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Fatal Gladstone Fire Remains Under Investigation

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Gladstone, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The investigation is continuing into a fire that claimed the life of one person yesterday in Gladstone. The fire was called in around 5:15 p.m. yesterday at a residence in the South Bluff area on the 500 block of Loueda Avenue. The fire was quickly put down, […]

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Three Arrested On Meth Charges In Escanaba

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Escanaba, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team is reporting the arrest of three people this week on meth charges. UPSET Detectives on Tuesday investigated a report of three Escanaba residents who had purchased components used to make meth. A search of a residence on North 16th Street in […]

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SCHOOL CLOSINGS FOR THURSDAY, 3/24/16

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Wintry weather across the southern and central portions of Upper Michigan has caused several schools to close for today. SCHOOL CLOSINGS FOR THURSDAY, 3/24/16: Bark River – Harris Big Bay de Noc Delta-Schoolcraft ISD Escanaba & Escanaba Headstart Gladstone & Gladstone Headstart Hannahville Manistique Area Schools & […]

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Winter Storm Socks Southern & Central U.P.

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Wintry weather across the southern and central portions of Upper Michigan is causing several issues this morning. The National weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning into this afternoon for Menominee & Delta Counties. Heavy, wet snow and high winds are affecting travel along areas of […]

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Marquette Re-Opens Lakeshore Drive

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Marquette Department of Public Works has announced that Lakeshore Drive has been fully re-opened to through traffic as of this morning. A stretch of the roadway along the Lake Superior shoreline between Wright and Hawley Streets had been closed off over the last several […]

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Visitor Restrictions At Brookridge Heights Due To Flu

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Marquette County assisted living facility has put visitor restrictions in place due to illness. Officials with Brookridge Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care in Marquette say due to numerous flu outbreaks throughout Marquette County, visitors are asked to refrain from coming to the facility until further […]

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