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Shootout in Alger County

Police were reportedly involved in a shootout with a suspect in Alger County Monday evening. The Michigan State Police say a patrol car from the Munising City Police Department was pursing a suspect. The pursuit ended on Buckhorn Road. Police say the suspect crashed their vehicle, came out of the …

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Warrant Out for High-Speed Chase Suspect

The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a woman who missed a recent court appearance having to do with a high-speed chase. 22-year-old Amber Smith is charged with third-degree fleeing and eluding a police officer and unlawfully driving away a motor vehicle. She had a pretrial conference scheduled for …

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Weapons Charge for Flint Man

A Flint man could spend up to ten years in prison on a Houghton County weapons charge. 30-year-old Markeese Henderson has pleaded guilty to receiving or concealing stolen firearms. Prosecutors dropped two other charges under the terms of his plea agreement. He’ll be sentenced in Houghton County Circuit Court on …

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Changing Term Limits in Lansing

The Senate GOP leader and the Governor have a one on one meeting set for Tuesday and on Senator Randy Richardville’s to do list, is changing term limits. Currently senators can serve for eight years and it’s six years in the house. Richardville wants to give local voters a chance …

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State Revenues Fall Short

State revenues were $77.8 million below the forecast from the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference in June, but it had more to do with a quirk of the calendar than anything economic in nature, according to the Senate Fiscal Agency. Collections earmarked to the General Fund fell $10.4 million below the …

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Class-Action Lawsuit Involving DRAM

If you purchased a piece of equipment which uses dynamic random access memory, commonly referred to as DRAM, between 1998 and 2002, you may be eligible to take part in a $310 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced the decision today, alerting businesses and …

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2014 Strawberry Festival Recap

It was another successful Strawberry Festival for the Chassell Lions this past weekend. The Crane Berry Farm was the winner of the Strawberry sweepstakes and Dan Crane says this year’s crops were very good despite the weather conditions. Shawnia Taisto was crowned as this year’s Strawberry Queen and she says …

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Stabbing Suspect Identified

A Calumet man is in the Houghton County Jail after being arrested for stabbing another man last Friday. Michigan State Police from the Calumet Post say the suspect is 26-year-old Kyle Huuki of Calumet. He’s charged with felonious assault, or assault with intent to commit great bodily harm less than …

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New Provider for Women’s Health Team at Portage

The Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center and Portage Health are pleased to announce the addition of a new provider to their Women’s Health team. Dr. Emily Kenny is joining the obstetrics and gynecology team in August. Dr. Kenny is a native of the Copper Country. She received her undergraduate …

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Possible Oil Spill Near Straits of Mackinac

A University of Michigan researcher says a rupture of the aging underwater oil pipelines through the Straits of Mackinac would be the “worst possible place” for an oil spill on the Great Lakes, as the results would be catastrophic. David Schwab is a research scientist at the U of M …

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