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UPPCO Says 3 ATC Power Lines Hit By Storm

Work crews continue to try and recover from the carnage caused by severe storms that hit the Copper Country early Thursday. Torrential rain caused isolated flooding and high winds toppled trees throughout the area. UPPCO responded to dozens of reports of fallen trees causing damage to power lines. UPPCO’s Public …

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UPPCO Offers Safety Tips for Summer Storms

Severe weather can strike quickly and create a variety of dangerous situations.  With this in mind, Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) suggested the following the safety tips: Power lines Always consider a power line to be energized even if it is on the ground. Do not touch a downed line …

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Fish Will Not Be Resentenced

He will not be resentenced–that was the decision of a Baraga County Circuit Court judge on a Wisconsin man currently serving time in prison. 49-year-old Bernard Fish was convicted of multiple felonies, including Armed Robbery in 2014. The Michigan Court of Appeals earlier this year upheld Fish’s conviction, but remanded …

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VA to Host Veteran Town Halls

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center will be hosting a five Veteran Town Halls in the western Upper Peninsula August 15-17, 2016.  Veteran Town Halls will be held on Monday, August 15, at the Windsor Center in Iron River at 11 a.m. (CT) and at the …

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DNR Can’t Confirm Cougar Sighting In Marquette County

Trekker is back and apparently he’s roaming around Marquette County. Several reports were made recently of a cougar on Iron Ore Heritage Trail near Stoneville Road in Ishpeming. Experts at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources say they can’t confirm the sighting. They add that residents who believe they have …

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Plane Crash Kills Two In Marquette County

UPDATE: 11:39am 7/19/16 The names of the two people killed in Monday’s plane crash have been released. Michigan State Police say 49-year old Dean Honkala and 48-year-old William Brewer, both from Ishpeming, were the occupants–although it remains undetermined who was piloting the plane. The crash happened around 8:00pm Monday in Ely …

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