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Western U.P. Health Dept. Announces New Health Officer

The Western U.P. Health Department has a new chief health officer. Kate Beer will take over for the departing Guy St. Germain, effective on October 1st. Beer has been working at the health department for 18 years, serving as the director of accounting and finance. She also served as the …

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Second-Degree Murder for Nassiri

The verdict has been decided in the Nima Nassiri murder case. Yesterday, the jury found Nassiri guilty of second-degree murder for the death of his wife, Senaz Nezami. As part of their deliberations, the jury did ask for photos from the hospital and the autopsy, as well as to listen …

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New Traffic Stops in Hancock

The controversial intersections in Hancock are getting another makeover. Back in May, the Hancock City Council voted to turn White Street into a one-way going up and this led to many complaints from residents on Pine and Elevation Streets about the excess traffic from US-41 that would try to take …

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Drug Bust in Ontonagon County

Three people are behind bars in Ontonagon County after a drug bust in Bruce Crossing Wednesday. The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at an address on M-28. When authorities entered the residence, they found 130 marijuana plants, over $6,000 in cash, a firearm, approximately five pounds …

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Trial for Ontonagon Couple

An Ontonagon couple facing multiple drug charges will be going to trial. 33-year-old Harvey Reaver is scheduled for trial in Ontonagon County Circuit Court December 1st. His co-defendant, 54-year-old Janet Finley, will go to trial December 10th. The pair is facing a total of nine charges, including delivery/manufacture of meth …

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UPPCO Warns Residents About Scam

UPPCO is warning U.P. residents to beware of scammers who may be calling customers, pretending to be company representatives or contractors. UPPCO says the scammers are threatening to disconnect service unless some kind of purchase is made and a follow-up phone call is then made to verify the transaction. Anyone …

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SOS Race to Close to Call

A new statewide poll shows Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette with a commanding lead over Democratic challenger Mark Totten, but the Michigan Secretary of State race is too close to call. The survey was conducted by Vanguard Public Affairs and Denno Research. Schuette has 40.5 percent support in the poll, …

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Nassiri Found Guilty

The verdict has been decided in the Nassiri murder case. The jury voted guilty on second-degree murder for the death of Nassiri’s wife, Senaz Nezami. As part of their deliberations, the jury did ask for photos from the hospital and the autopsy, as well as to listen to the 911 …

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Hancock Council to Consider Stop Sign Changes

The Hancock City Council will discuss safe routes to school… the McLain State Park 10-year plan… the MDOT Lift Bridge project… and the preliminary engineering report for the major water main project planned for 2016 tonight. The Council will consider establishing all-way stops at the the intersections of Scott and …

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Georgetown Prize Drive Kicks Off Tonight

Organizers of Houghton County’s effort to win the five-million-dollar Georgetown University energy prize are holding a kickoff meeting tonight. Community members are invited to the program at the Finnish-American Heritage Center. Door open at 6:00. A presentation will begin at 6:30… and a discussion about energy in our community will …

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