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Motorcycle Ride Raises Domestic Violence Awareness

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home in Baraga is holding a special event in honor of the cause. The event is called “Ride Against Abuse” and it will feature a motorcycle ride through the Copper Country. Event organizer Mary Niemela says with the …

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Candidates Take Their Stand

A little less than a month away from the general elections and the candidates for the two contested races for the Houghton County Board of Commissioners seats are talking to voters and making their beliefs known. In District 1, Democrat Rick Kasprzak says he really wants to push his efforts …

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Moilanen To Appear In Court

A 42-year-old man who was allegedly involved in a stabbing in Hubbell two weeks ago will appear in Houghton County District Court today. Paul Moilanen has been charged with second-degree murder for the death of 48-year-old Marcy LaVigne. He is also charged with attempted murder of LaVigne’s daughter. Moilanen’s bond …

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Missing Person Found

The search for a missing person in the Houghton area is over. The Houghton Police Department says 22-year-old Justin Joseph Taylor had been missing since Friday. Taylor was located around 9pm Sunday night.

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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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