News Update For Monday, 6/11/12

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Great Lakes Radio Marquette - Upper Peninsula News

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 Ishpeming.  Carpenter is facing a series of felonies in the incident including one count of Homicide-Open Murder, one count of Unlawful Imprisonment, one count of Assault with a Deadly Weapon and one Felony Firearm Charge.  He is currently being held at the Marquette County Jail without bond on the Homicide charge and is being held on 100-thousand dollars bond for each other charge.  The imprisonment charges stem from Carpenter allegedly holding another man, Justin Saari, against his will at the residence after the shooting.   The investigation is continuing.

A Dickinson County man convicted of the murder of an 81-year-old woman has been sentenced to life in prison.  David Levack of Kingsford was sentenced, without parole, in Iron County Trial Court today for the death of Joyce Johnson of Iron County’s Stambaugh Township.  Levack was found guilty in May of murdering Johnson, who’s body was found in her home after she failed to show up to testify in another trial against Levack.

A reminder for motorists in the City of Marquette that M-DOT has begun the resurfacing and repainting of the Champion Street bridge.  The bridge has been closed and traffic should use Genesee to Front street to Fisher. Work began on the project this morning and is expected to be wrapped up in late August.  Also, at the very start of the project and again during stage 2 later in the project, eastbound trucks on US-41 will not be able to enter downtown on Front Street from the roundabout. Eastbound trucks will be directed to enter downtown at Washington or Grove Street during these times.

Motorists in Michigan are paying an average $3.73 per gallon for gas this week, up 11.2 cents from last week and down 19.5 cents from a year ago, according to Triple A of Michigan.  Of the cities it surveys, the auto club says the lowest prices in the state are in the Lansing/East Lansing area at about $3.69. The highest are in the Ann Arbor area at just over $3.77 a gallon.  Dearborn-based ‘Triple A Michigan’ surveys two-thousand-800 Michigan gas stations daily.

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