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New Phone Scam Says They Are From Hancock Schools

A new scam is targeting area residents disguised as helping a local school system. Hancock Police Chief Wayne Butler gave his 4th Quarter Report to the city council at their February meeting Wednesday. Butler warned that people are receiving calls asking for money to support the Hancock Senior High Sports …

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Beartown Firefighter Facing Eight More Felonies

For the original story by ABC-10’s Jerry Taylor, click here. A Beartown Fire Department firefighter who is being held responsible for the deaths of two of his fellow firefighters is now facing additional charges. 28-year-old Michael Allen Johnson of Baraga was behind the wheel on August 27th, 2016, when the bus …

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Sawaski’s Bond Amended To Allow More Travel

A former Houghton High School coach facing child porn charges appeared in Houghton County Circuit Court Wednesday to ask that the conditions of his bond be amended. 72-year-old Don Sawaski is prohibited from leaving Houghton County except to travel to Marquette County to meet with his attorney. The motion before …

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Habitat For Humanity House Dedication Saturday

Copper Country Habitat for Humanity will be dedicating their new home this Saturday. All are welcome to the dedication of the home they built for the Beaudoin family in South Range in 2016. This is a good opportunity for people to see a Habitat house and perhaps volunteer to help …

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Road Restrictions Go Into Effect Noon Friday

The latest thaw has triggered road restrictions, going into effect this Friday at noon. The restrictions are for Houghton, Baraga, Keweenaw and Ontonagon Counties and will remain in effect until further notice. Maximum legal axle loads will be reduced to 65% of normal loads as prescribed by the Michigan Vehicle …

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Calumet High School Students Headed To State Welding Finals

A pair of Calumet High School students are being recognized for their performance at a welding competition. Students Warren Torola and Alex Anderson competed with the best career and technical students from across the Upper Peninsula at the regional Skills/USA competition at Bay College in Escanaba on February 3rd. Torola …

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