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Kingsford Murder Appeal Denied

Kingsford Murder Appeal Denied – May 22, 2014 – Todd VanDyke A Kingsford man convicted of killing an elderly Stambaugh Township woman will remain in prison. 42-year-old David Levack is serving life without parole for the September, 2011 murder of 81-year-old Joyce Margaret Johnson. Johnson was scheduled to appear in …

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Benishek to Obama: “Too Little, Too Late”

Benishek to Obama: “Too Little, Too Late” – May 22, 2014 – Todd VanDyke Congressman Dan Benishek has blasted President Obama’s admission that there are problems in the Veteran’s Administration medical system as “too little, too late.” Benishek is a physician who worked with the Oscar Johnson Center in Iron …

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State Senate to Consider Road Tax Hike

State Senate to Consider Road Tax Hike – May 22, 2014 – Todd VanDyke A Michigan Senate committee has approved a package of bills designed to spend more money on roads and bridges. This proposal adds about 200 million dollars to a 450-million dollar package already approved by the Michigan …

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State House to Consider Detroit Bailout

State House to Consider Detroit Bailout – May 22, 2014 – Todd VanDyke A House committee has approved an 11-bill package, which would allocate nearly 195-million dollars to help bail out the city of Detroit. The money would help Detroit move away from its failing employee retirement plan… which was …

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Iron River Defendants Take Plea Deals

Iron River Defendants Take Plea Deals – May 22, 2014 – Todd VanDyke Two Iron River residents have entered guilty pleas for their involvement in a home invasion last June. 23-year-old Brittany Marvin pleaded guilty to larceny from a building. 22-year-old Jordan Luckey also entered a plea in that case …

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Hancock City Council Meeting Preview

Some changes to a couple Hancock streets could be made at today’s city council meeting. The meeting will begin with a public hearing regarding two street traffic proposals. Residents are encouraged to give input on converting White Street between Reservation Street and Pine Street from two way traffic to one …

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Non-Fatal Accident in Crystal Falls

A pedestrian who appeared to walk directly into traffic Saturday night in Crystal Falls Township is recovering from what police describe as non-life threatening injuries. Deputies from the Iron County Sheriff’s Office say it happened around 10:00 p.m. when Jamie Metheringham was driving westbound on U.S. 2 near Takala Road. …

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Benishek Taking Applications for Service Academy Education

U.S. Congressman Dan Benishek announced this week that his office is currently accepting applications from constituents interested in a nomination to the U.S. Military, Naval, Air Force, and Merchant Marine Academies. Applicants will be required to fill out an application form, submit academic transcripts, standardized test scores, three letters of …

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Man Posing as Police Officer in Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain Police are continuing to investigate an incident over the weekend in which a man impersonated a police officer. A woman says her car was stopped late Saturday night on West D Street near Hemlock Street by a man she believed to be a police officer driving an older …

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Low Rank for MI Vet Services

Michigan ranks poorly in a report on the best and worst states for military retirees. The website “WalletHub.com” ranked the states in 19 metrics, ranging from taxes on military benefits to veteran job opportunities. The website says its focus was on economic environment, health care services and quality of life. …

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