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Arrest Made in Fatal Hit-and-Run

Michigan State Police from the Negaunee Post say they’ve arrested someone in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident in December. Police say they have made an arrest in the accident in which 54-year-old Robin Rahoi of Big Bay was killed. She was killed in an accident on County Road KCB …

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Hold Up on Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Neither the state nor federal government are yet recognizing an estimated 300 same-sex marriages performed in Michigan before the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stayed a ruling Saturday that threw out the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. A spokesperson for Governor Rick Snyder says the state is awaiting a …

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Schuette to Run for Second Term

Attorney General Bill Schuette officially launched his bid for a second term yesterday with stops in his hometown of Midland and metro Detroit. Schuette listed a series of achievements in his first term and promised supporters he would continue to be “on duty” for Michigan residents if elected to a …

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Updated Highway Construction Map

Motorists now have access to the updated highway construction map compiled by the Michigan Department of Transportation. The free “Paving the Way” state highway construction map is updated each year to help motorists locate major MDOT road and bridge projects across the state. The 2014 print edition will be available …

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Changes in Sex Offender Registry

Michigan State Police say that as a result of a new state law verification schedules will change for all registered sex offenders effective April 1. Verification schedules will now be based on the offender’s birth month and offenders will have the full month to verify their address rather than only …

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Measure Protects Contraceptive Discrimination

A state lawmaker is pushing a measure that he says protects users of contraceptives, from discrimination. Specifically, Michigan House Democrat Jim Ananich of Flint is calling for a hearing on his proposal that prevents employers from discriminating against employees who use contraceptives. The bill was introduced some time ago, but …

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School Safety Designation

Schools across the state have until April 1st to apply for the new MI HEARTsafe Schools designation. In order to qualify a school has to perform at least one cardiac emergency response drill per year; have a written medical emergency response plan and at least ten-percent of a school’s staff …

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Spring Weight Restrictions Modified

Spring weight restriction will be temporarily modified to allow normal legal loads on county roads the next two days. The change will be in effect from midnight to 8am tomorrow and Wednesday, which is subject to change based on weather and road conditions. Full implementation of spring weight restrictions will …

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Republic Man Found After Search

A 79-year-old man from Republic is safe at home after he went missing yesterday morning. State Troopers from the Negaunee Post responded to a missing person report from the residence of Benjamin Suomi around 11 a.m. yesterday and were told by his wife that he had left a few hours …

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More Heating Funding for Those in Need

The Michigan Community Action Agency Association announced $11 million in additional funding for low-income households to assist with deliverable fuels. The funding will be distributed to eligible households through 29 Community Action Agencies in Michigan via the Department of Human Services and the Bureau of Community Action and Economic Opportunity. …

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