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Fish Convicted

After listening to closing arguments all morning, Bernard Fish’s jury began deliberating at 12:15 Friday afternoon. The six men and six women returned with a guilty verdict on all counts shortly after 3:30 — two counts each of armed robbery, extortion and unlawful imprisonment, and one count of impersonating a …

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Fish Takes the Stand

Bernard Fish took the stand Thursday as his trial continues in Baraga County Circuit Court. Fish took the stand for most of the afternoon, and Baraga County court officials do not expect closing arguments until Friday morning. Bernard Fish is accused of robbing two men at gunpoint at their home …

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National Drug Take-Back Day Results

The Michigan State Police announced that over 500 pounds of prescription drugs were collected at MSP posts across the state during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day last weekend. The MSP partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration and other local law enforcement agencies for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day to provide …

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Copper Theft Case Going to Trial

A Bessemer man charged with breaking and entering is going to trial. 27-year-old Scott Savero is scheduled for trial December 17 in Ontonagon County Circuit Court. He and 25-year-old Cory Leuzzo were arrested in August by Troopers from the Wakefield Post of the Michigan State Police. The pair allegedly stole …

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Republicans Want Ad Off TV

Michigan Republicans are asking television stations to pull a new ad from the Democratic Governors Association that insists Governor Rick Snyder cut $1 billion from K-12 schools. During a conference call yesterday arranged by the Michigan Republican Party, state Representative Pete Lund called the claim “an outright lie.” And Governor …

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Chelsey LaFernier Memorial Walk

The annual Chelsey LaFernier Memorial Walk to End Domestic Violence will be held in Baraga tomorrow. Chelsey LaFernier was murdered by her abusive partner in 2009. The walk will begin at 1 o’clock at the intersection of McGillan Street and Lyons Avenue, near where she lived. It will end at …

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More Testimony in Fish Trial

The Watton armed robbery trial has now gone three days in Baraga County Circuit Court. Bernard Fish is accused of robbing two men at gunpoint at their home last year while pretending to be a U.S. Marshal. The house did had a surveillance camera system and Baraga County Prosecutor Joseph …

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Ontonagon Man to Face Jail Time for Forgery

An Ontonagon man will spend up to seven years in prison after he accepted money for a construction job he did not complete. 46-year-old Bruce Sever was sentenced in Delta County Circuit court Wednesday to between 2 to 6 years on a forgery charge and between 2 to 7 1/2 …

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Tundra Swan Shot in Baraga County

Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers are seeking information regarding a tundra swan that was illegally shot and killed in Baraga County during the last weekend of September. The tundra swan was found in the vicinity of Burns Lake near the village of Alberta. Tundra swans are a protected, …

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Record Attendance at Copper Peak Adventure

With beautiful fall colors becoming more and more prevalent, the Western Hemisphere’s only ski flying hill his breaking attendance records. 5,800 visitors have come to the Copper Peak Adventure ride in Ironwood so far this year, about 1,000 more than in previous years. The ride had 500 riders last Saturday. …

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