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Space Heater Recall

If you’re using a space heater to keep warm – you’ll want to pay close attention to this recall. About 31,000 Duraflame Electric Space Heaters, made by Twin-Star, are being recalled because of burn hazards. The heaters’ flame effect resembles a fireplace and works with or without heat. The company …

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Changing Smoke Alarms

The State Fire Marshal is urging you to make it a priority to ensure your home is equipped with working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Rich Miller says the risk of dying from a fire in a home without working smoke alarms is twice as high as in a …

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Casino Scam Artist Sentenced

An Oklahoma man has been sentenced up to 3 years in prison in Marquette federal court for masterminding a scheme that bilked the Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie out of nearly $310,000 over the course of the two-year period. 63-year old Joe Koster and five others all plead guilty …

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Future of Home Building

The Home Builders Association of Michigan is confident in its prediction of another good year for residential home construction. There was a 28% year-to-year increase for single-family home permits in the state for 2013. And it’s predicted that there will be a 20% jump this year when all is said …

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3-D Fingerprints

Computer scientists at Michigan State University have built the first three-dimensional model of a human fingerprint. They say not only will it help today’s fingerprint-matching technology do its job better, but could eventually lead to improvements in security. The method, developed by Anil Jain, his MSU colleagues and research collaborator …

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School Districts in Violation

As many as 60 percent of public school districts in Michigan could be in violation of a state law passed in 2011 that made decisions about teacher placement and evaluation prohibited subjects of bargaining. That’s according to a new Mackinac Center for Public Policy study. The Center surveyed 130 school …

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Pigs-N-Heat Hockey Game

Local law enforcement officers face against fire fighters tomorrow night at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena for the annual Pigs-N-Heat Hockey game. The game is a way to raise money for the Pigs-N-Heat fund that is used to assist families in need and Houghton PD Lieutenant Nick Roberts says it’s …

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Hancock Winter Tori

Tomorrow the Hancock Tori will take place at the First United Methodist Church on Quincy Street. Jeanie Medlin, one of the organizers of the Tori says there will be lots of great things to eat. The Tori will also feature local arts and crafts. Sandy Soring says they are expecting …

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Prohibiting E-Cigs to Minors

The Michigan Senate has approved and sent to the House bills that prohibit the selling of electronic cigarettes to those under the age of 18 in Michigan. Sponsors say the idea is to protect young people, since e-cigarettes deliver nicotine. Governor Rick Snyder and certain health advocacy groups oppose the …

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Getting Rid of the “R-Word”

Governor Snyder has legislation before him to remove all instances of of the words “retardation” and “retarded” from state laws. The House and Senate passed on Wednesday respective bills that would replace the words with “developmental disability” or “intellectually disabled.” The bills passed unanimously in both chambers. Republican Senator Rick …

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