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Police release sketch of person of interest in Marquette murder

MARQUETTE — A sketch of a person of interest has been released by the Marquette City Police Department in connection to the Paul Girard murder case that occurred more than 30 years ago at Presque Isle Park in Marquette. One of the two persons has been identified, according to a Marquette ...

Daily News bingo winners drawn

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Daily News Bingo Mania winners for December are: Myra Dage of Florence, Wis., $150 blackout; Cheryl Hamby of Iron Mountain, $100 for letter N bingo; James Strutz of Quinnesec, $75 for two or more bingo; and Susan Piatti of Iron Mountain, $25 for a single bingo.

Drone school: Breitung a flagship program for robotics education, competition

KINGSFORD — The drones are coming to Breitung Township Schools. The district recently received a grant through the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation’s Aerial Drones program to acquire 60 Parrot Mambo drones that come with different attachments such as cameras, shooters, ...

Iron River man killed in Florence collision

FLORENCE, Wis. — An 87-year-old Iron River man died Friday after a three-vehicle collision near the intersection of U.S. 2 and 1st Crossing Road in Florence, Wis. Florence County deputies responded to the crash at 11:08 a.m., according to a news release from Florence County Sheriff Dan ...

Former Dickinson priest faces charges

LANSING, Mich. (AP) Criminal sexual conduct charges have been filed against two priests who worked in the Upper Peninsula’s Catholic diocese of Marquette, Michigan prosecutors announced Friday The charges against Gary Allen Jacobs of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Roy Joseph were announced ...

Inmate who was found dead ID’d

CRYSTAL FALLS — The inmate found dead in his cell at the Iron County Correctional Facility in Crystal Falls has been identified as Jonathan Joepaul Parker. Deputies with the Iron County Sheriff’s Office reported discovering Parker’s body at about 7:50 a.m. Saturday, according to a news ...

Winter advisory in UP

IRON MOUNTAIN — A winter weather advisory is in effect until 9 p.m. today for Dickinson, Delta, Menominee, and southern Schoolcraft counties, the National Weather Service said. Total snow accumulation of 7 to 9 inches is expected from a storm that began Friday night. “This will be a ...

Four dead in Oconto fire

OCONTO, Wis. (AP) — A house fire in northeastern Wisconsin has killed four people, authorities said. Firefighters were called to the house in Oconto just before 3 a.m. Friday. Emergency crews arrived to find the house engulfed in flames. Crews were not able go inside until several hours ...

Mini-grant awarded

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation, along with affiliate Norway Area Community Foundation, recently awarded a $250 mini-grant to the Norway-Vulcan Middle School. The funds will be used to set up a comfortable place to read and relax in the middle school library. This project is being ...

Kingsford man arrested

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Kingsford man has been arrested on a drug charge, a local drug enforcement team said Thursday. Matthew McKee, 41, is charged with one count of the delivery or manufacture of methamphetamine, according to a release from the KIND Drug Enforcement Team. The delivery or ...

Bay hosts public lecture on Wednesday

ESCANABA — The Bay College Math Science Division will host a public talk by Dr. Renee Richer exploring the relationship between water quality and neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS, Alzheimers, and Parkinsons disease. Dr. Richer’s presentation, titled “From Qatar to Kipling: ...

Ski jumping tourney Tuesday at Ishpeming’s Suicide Bowl

ISHPEMING — Tuesday will mark 133 years that skiers from all over the world have come together to soar over Ishpeming. The annual Ski Jumping Tournament at Suicide Bowl, located off County Road in Negaunee at the Ishpeming Ski Club, will be held on Tuesday, featuring skiers from all over ...

A cold ride

Porsche Visna sleds in her back yard on Iron Mountain Street in Iron Mountain. Thursday’s cold — temperatures throughout the region dropped below zero overnight — was to give way today to warmer temperatures but also snow, with 5 to 9 inches possible, according to the National Weather ...

YMCA kicks off 2020 annual campaign

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center kicked off its 2020 annual campaign Thursday evening at Pine Grove Country Club with a goal of raising $73,000. The YMCA annual campaign raises money so all in the Dickinson County and surrounding communities can have access to YMCA ...

Michigan House OKs bills aiming to improve child-abuse assessments

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s child-welfare law would be updated to clarify that caseworkers must make contact within 24 hours to assess the well-being of each child in a household where abuse or neglect is suspected under a bill approved Thursday by the state House. The measure and ...

Embers from fireplace spark fire at G Street home

IRON MOUNTAIN — There were no injuries Thursday after a structure fire at 901 E. G St. in Iron Mountain. Firefighters responded at 9:24 p.m. after embers fell out of a fireplace and burned through the floor of the home, according to the Iron Mountain Fire Department. The embers dropped ...

Suspect dead following officer involved shooting in Wausau

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Police say a suspect is dead following a police shooting in Wausau. Both Wausau officers and deputies from the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office were involved in the shooting on the city’s west side about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a statement from police. No ...

NARFE plans meeting on Jan. 28

IRON MOUNTAIN — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at noon Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Maple Creek Restaurant in Iron Mountain for lunch with meeting to follow.  All are welcome.

Backpack Blessings donation

Chris Tomassucci/Daily News photo The Balsam Street Christian Church youth group of Kingsford recently collected and donated $200 and much-needed food items for Backpack Blessings, a program at Breitung Township Schools which sends food home each weekend to children in need. Marci Veale, ...