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Car Safety in Cold Weather

It’s cold and getting colder in Michigan and as the mercury falls… emergency calls from motorists increase, according to Triple-A Michigan. Susan Hiltz of Triple-A Michigan says the auto club experienced a 34% increase in emergency calls Tuesday and had more than 800 “car start” dead battery calls. As meteorologists …

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Arraignments for Drug Bust Suspects Today

Six of the remaining suspects in the major drug bust in Baraga County back in December will be arraigned today. The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team arrested 17 people in December on federal, state and tribal warrants. Five of the suspects were arraigned a few days after the arrest on …

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Moilanen Appears in Circuit Court

A man accused of second-degree murder will be back in court soon. Paul Moilanen appeared in Houghton County Circuit Court yesterday and his attorney David Gemignani requested that Moilanen take an independent psychological assessment, to which Judge Charles Goodman agreed. Moilanen is being charged with the second-degree murder of Marcy …

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Lake Superior Ice Breaking

Icebreaking operations have begun in Lake Superior. The U.S. Coast Guard began “Operation Taconite” and so far, the cutter Katmai Bay has been put into service on the St. Mary’s River in Sault Ste. Marie, and the cutter Alder is breaking ice near Superior Wisconsin and Duluth Minnesota. As temperatures drop …

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Small Plane Crash at Sawyer

The pilot of a single engine Cessna is safe this morning after his plane crashed at Sawyer International Airport yesterday afternoon. A single pilot occupied the plane at the time of the crash. The plane veered off the runway when taking off from the tarmac. The pilot escaped from the …

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Gas Prices to Increase

This week, you’d better fill up your car’s gas tank. Gas prices are starting to move higher in Michigan after dropping to the fourth-lowest prices in the nation. GasBuddy.com analyst Patrick DeHaan says the state was overdue for an increase and prices are expected to move up by about 20 …

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Widespread Flu in Michigan

Michigan is among 43 states where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says flu is widespread. The CDC says 21 people in the U.S. have died this flu season, including six children who died of the illness last week. While in Michigan, the state Department of Community Health reports, …

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E-Cig Bill on Governor’s Desk

A package of bills that would prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes to minors was formally presented Friday to Governor Rick Snyder, but Snyder’s office is giving no indication of whether those bills will be vetoed as he has previously hinted. The Governor has previously sided with health care groups who …

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Free Ice Fishing Next Month

If you’ve never been ice fishing, state wildlife officials want you to give it a try next month – for free. The Department of Natural Resources says everyone in Michigan – including residents and non-residents – can fish without a license February 14-15, though all other fishing regulations still apply. …

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Moilanen Back in Court

The man accused of a stabbing back in September will appear in court in this afternoon. Paul Moilanen is scheduled to appear in Houghton County Circuit Court today for his pretrial hearing. He is being charged with the second-degree murder of 48-year-old Marcy LaVigne, and the attempted murder of LaVigne’s …

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