Home / News (page 1604)

News

Highland Copper Raises Funds

Highland Copper Company continues to raise money to pursue mining interests in the western Upper Peninsula. The Canadian firm announced on March 11th that it had secured more than $6,137,510 through the sale of shares. Yesterday, Highland said that it had brought in an additional $1,465,176. Highland is developing the …

Read More »

Marquette Standoff Suspect Charged

Charges have been filed against the Marquette man involved in a standoff incident last week. 28-year-old Christian Michael Nutini held police at bay for five hours last Tuesday. Officers say he fired a gun inside his home, and appeared to be suicidal. Nutini was arrested for one count of assault …

Read More »

Drug Criminals Sentenced

A 45-year-old man whom officials say was shipping marijuana to the Escanaba area was sentenced to 87-months in prison yesterday. The case dates back to 2009, when the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team began investigating. In 2010, they arrested a number of Escanaba residents …

Read More »

May Election Registration Deadline Near

If you’d like to vote on the proposal to raise money to fix Michigan’s roads that will be on the ballot on May, you need to be registered to vote by this coming Monday. Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says you must be at least 18 years old by May …

Read More »

Gas Prices Drop

Gas prices have dropped a bit. AAA Michigan reports that Michigan’s current statewide average is about $2.41 per gallon. That’s about seven cents less than last week’s average and about $1.21 less than this same time last year. The U.P. is a bit beneath the average – Marquette is at …

Read More »

Lincoln Continental Returning

The Lincoln Continental is returning. Lincoln Motors is showing off a Continental concept vehicle at the New York Auto Show this week. Company officials say it will compete with BMW, Mercedes, and a new Cadillac flagship sedan, for a share of the growing luxury car market. This is the 10th …

Read More »

Detroit School Debt State’s Fault?

A group of academic, business, government and community leaders in southeast Michigan says you and I should be responsible for the huge debt that the Detroit Public School District has run up. The Coalition for the Future of Detroit Schoolchildren has called on the state to return control of the …

Read More »

Motorcycle Safety Stressed

The State of Michigan is beefing up its motorcycle drivers safety program. The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning will give a specially-designed high-visibility vest to motorcycle drivers who successfully complete a public-sponsored rider training class this year. The vests will be paid for with federal money. It’s part of …

Read More »

Elimination of Lame Duck Sessions Proposed

At least one Michigan lawmaker thinks lame duck legislative sessions should be eliminated. Republican State Representative Joel Johnson of Clare has introduced a constitutional amendment that would prohibit sessions held between an election, and the date the new legislature is sworn in. Such sessions typically produce a rush of last-minute …

Read More »

Prison Food Scandal Continues

Problems continue with the private contractor hired by the state to provide food service at Michigan prisons. The Michigan Department of Corrections admits that an Aramark employee  served inmates at the Saginaw Correctional Facility food that had been thrown in the trash. That employee has been fired. So has an …

Read More »