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Retirees back pension cuts by a landslide

July 22, 2014 DETROIT (AP) — A year after filing for bankruptcy, Detroit is building momentum to get out, especially after workers and retirees voted in favor of major pension changes just a few weeks before a... more »»

Lawmakers face long to-do list

July 22, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A gridlocked Congress failed to do the big things: overhauling the nation’s immigration system, reforming the loophole-cluttered tax code and stiffening background checks on gun... more »»

AG urges changes after prison break

July 22, 2014 LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general on Monday recommended numerous improvements in prison security and said the state should consider possibly reversing money-saving moves in the wake of a... more »»

2008 law at center of border debate

July 22, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. more »»

VA nominee McDonald goes before Congress

July 22, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department is going before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for a confirmation hearing as Congress... more »»

Bark River off-road races roar

July 21, 2014 BARK RIVER — It’s safe to say Keegan Kincaid is in the zone.  In a Pro-Light race in which he was only briefly challenged by C.J. more »»

Police ask public for help in Alger County shooting incident

July 21, 2014 ALGER COUNTY — Detectives from the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post are requesting the public’s assistance following last week’s officer-involved shooting and car crash that resulted in the death... more »»

Police investigate drowning of kayaker

July 21, 2014 BRAMPTON TOWNSHIP — Investigation continues into the drowning of a Gladstone man who was kayaking with a friend on Little Bay de Noc this weekend, according to Michigan State Police from the... more »»

Home in Rock destroyed by blaze

July 21, 2014 ROCK — A two-story home in Rock was destroyed by fire Friday evening, according to the Tri-Township Fire Department which responded to the blaze. No one was home at the time. more »»

Cool temps don’t chill U.P. tourism

July 21, 2014 ESCANABA — Despite a cold spring and lingering cooler temperatures, tourism experts believe that signs indicate this year’s summer tourist season is doing OK. more »»

Sault Ste. Marie officers hurt in foot chase

July 21, 2014 SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — Sault Ste. Marie police say two officers are recovering from injuries they sustained in falls while chasing two teenage suspects on foot in the dark. more »»

US outlines case against Russia on downed plane

July 21, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. more »»

Farm fresh

July 19, 2014 ESCANABA — The Farmers Market at NewPage paper mill in Escanaba was open for business Thursday. The market at NewPage is open to the public each Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. more »»

Man to be sentenced in August

July 19, 2014 ESCANABA — A Rapid River man will be sentenced next month on several counts related to indecent exposure incidents and using a telephone and a computer for malicious purposes in Delta County. more »»

Medical access coalition closes its doors

July 19, 2014 ESCANABA — The Medical Access Coalition of Delta & Menominee Counties, a service organization that provided assistance to low income uninsured residents of Delta and Menominee counties, has closed... more »»

Panel supports early release for 46K drug felons

July 19, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of federal inmates serving time for drug crimes may be eligible for early release under a cost-cutting proposal adopted Friday that would dramatically reduce the... more »»

Drug store owner thanks police

July 18, 2014 ESCANABA — The owner of the downtown drug store that was robbed last week expressed a great deal of gratitude and respect for Escanaba Public Safety during council’s regular meeting Thursday. more »»

Jury finds Sedenquist guilty

July 18, 2014 ESCANABA — After an hour and a half of deliberation, a jury found an Escanaba man guilty of extortion and computer crime in Delta County Circuit Court on Thursday. more »»

Serving up new courts

July 18, 2014 ESCANABA — A total of 11 athletic courts in the City of Escanaba recently received a facelift. The resurface project included 10 tennis courts and one basketball court. more »»

Biden: US needs a ‘rational’ immigration policy

July 18, 2014 DETROIT (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden told protesters Thursday he shared their concern about the deportations of immigrants who have entered the U.S. illegally. more »»



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