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A U.S. F-35 stealth fighter is seen during the press day of the 2017 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition at Seoul Airport in Seongnam, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. South Korean and U.S. troops launched five days of naval drills on Monday, three days after North Korea renewed its threat to fire missiles near the American territory of Guam. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

North Korea says ‘a nuclear war may break out any moment’

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment." Kim In Ryong told the U.N. General Assembly's disarmament committee that North Korea is the ...

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Carmakers rattled by Trump NAFTA demands

WASHINGTON — Automakers are raising concerns about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement after the Trump administration proposed increasing the required percentage of domestic parts in cars to qualify for duty-free treatment. The proposal, which emerged in talks with Canada ...

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2 injured Sunday in Masonville Twp. crash

MASONVILLE TOWNSHIP — Two drivers were injured in a two-vehicle accident at an intersection in Masonville Township Sunday afternoon, according to Michigan State Police at the Gladstone Post. Troopers were dispatched at 12:09 p.m. to U.S. 41 and County Road 428 for a personal injury ...

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From left, Mark Ostrander of Rockford Brewing Company hands a beer to Madison, Wis. resident Steve Nelson during the 12th annual UPtoberfest Saturday. According to Bay de Noc Brewers, the local homebrewing group which hosted the event, tickets for this year’s UPtoberfest sold out faster than ever before.

UPtoberfest: Annual beer festival supports United Way

ESCANABA — About 1,000 people enjoyed Michigan-made craft beers and wines while supporting the United Way of Delta County (UWDC) at the 12th annual UPtoberfest. According to Bay de Noc Brewers (BDNB), the local homebrewing group which hosted this event at Escanaba’s municipal dock ...

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Kennedy Paquin, left, and her sister, Ruby, hang out with adoptable kittens at the Delta Animal Shelter in Escanaba Wednesday. These kittens, along with dogs and rabbits at the shelter, will have adoption fees waived during the Bissell Pet Foundation’s “Empty the Shelters” event this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Delta Animal Shelter.

Empty the Shelters event a success

ESCANABA — The Delta Animal Shelter in Escanaba found homes for nearly all of its ­animals Saturday during the Bissell Pet Foundation’s “Empty the Shelters” event. During the event, pet adoption fees were waived as Bissell sponsored all adoption costs. According to Tonya Gartland, ...

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Guilty plea in stolen car chase case

ESCANABA — An 18-year-old Escanaba male — accused of stealing a car and leading police on a lengthy vehicle chase in Dickinson, Menominee and Delta counties in August — entered a guilty plea in Delta County Circuit Court last aweek. Cory John LaBonte pleaded guilty to one count of ...

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In this Daily Press file photo, work continues on the Michigan Department of Transportation’s bridge replacement project.

Escanaba River bridge closes tonight at 9 p.m.

ESCANABA — Motorists are reminded the U.S 2 & 41 bridge over the Escanaba River is scheduled to be closed to traffic from 9 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, to allow for the removal of the old railroad bridge. During the closure period, eastbound traffic will be detoured ...

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White House: Tax cuts mean $4,000 more for families

WASHINGTON (AP) — By slashing corporate tax rates, the Trump administration said today, the average U.S. household will get an estimated $4,000 more a year. This stunning 5 percent increase is likely to be met with skepticism from tax experts and Democratic lawmakers. Spread across every ...

Tillerson: US prefers diplomacy with N. Korea, but has options

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving the North Korean crisis "will continue until the first bomb drops." That statement comes despite President Donald Trump's tweets a couple of weeks ago that his chief envoy was "wasting his time" ...

Statewide average gas prices rise 11 cents

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 11 cents per gallon in the past week. The Dearborn-based auto club says early Monday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.52 per gallon. That's about 26 cents more than at ...

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Local law enforcement agencies respond to a mock car crash in the Delta-Schoolcraft ISD parking lot Wednesday. This was part of “Every 15 Minutes,” a program designed to teach Escanaba Area High School students about the risks associated with driving while drunk or otherwise impaired.

Program shows effects of drunk driving

ESCANABA — This week, Escanaba Area High School students had a chance to learn about the risks associated with driving while drunk or otherwise impaired through the “Every 15 Minutes” program. The program took place Wednesday and Thursday. Prevention Specialist for Public Health, Delta ...

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Workers move dirt and rocks near the southern-most part of the future Little Bay de Noc Trail. From this point at P.5 Road in Escanaba Township, the trail travels along the shoreline to Gladstone.

Work continues on non-motorized trail

GLADSTONE — After more than 16 years of planning, a non-motorized trail extending from Gladstone towards Escanaba will be a reality later this year. As hikers, bicyclists, and anglers await the trail’s completion, the city is already preparing for the effect the trail will have on ...

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Guilty plea entered in cocaine case

ESCANABA — A Milwaukee woman who was arrested on a 20-year drug felony after she fled from police in in January and then failed to show up for her jury trial in September, entered pleas in Delta County Circuit Court on Thursday. Following a traffic stop in Bark River Township on Jan. 4, ...

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Trump not ready to pull out of Iran nuke deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday angrily accused Iran of violating the spirit of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, blaming it for a litany of malign behavior and hitting its main military wing with anti-terrorism sanctions. But Trump, breaking with a campaign pledge to rip up ...

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Trump to issue stop-payment order on health insurance subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move likely to roil America's insurance markets, President Donald Trump will "immediately" halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to persuade Congress to unravel for months. Before sunrise Friday morning, Trump went on Twitter ...

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Rapid River’s ‘Hippie’ Homecoming

Haley Gustafson | Daily Press Rapid River High School juniors feel groovy Thursday as they participate in “Hippie Day” at the school during Homecoming Week. The theme for this year’s homecoming was 70s Hippie “Groovy Baby.” Homecoming activities will continue tonight with a ...

Supreme Court considers ‘dark store’ case

LANSING — Escanaba officials who attended a Michigan Supreme Court hearing in Lansing on Thursday are hopeful justices will decide not to hear a “dark store” appeal by Menards to reverse a lower court’s ruling which favors the city. For more than three years, Escanaba has been in a ...

Who owns Schoolcraft County lake?

MANISTIQUE — A letter from a lawyer caused some concern at Thursday night’s Schoolcraft County Board of Commissioners meeting. The letter from Bruce Plackowski said the county should own MacDonald Lake, which now belongs to Mueller Township. There is a dam located on the lake property. ...

Site plan approved for Aspen Dental office

ESCANABA — A site plan for a new dental office on North Lincoln Road was unanimously approved by the Escanaba Planning Commission on Thursday. Aspen Dental plans to build a 3,543-square-foot building on property owned by Dial - Escanaba Mall, owner of the Delta Plaza Mall. The half-acre of ...

Snyder stands by congressional testimony on Flint

LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s governor insisted Thursday that his congressional testimony regarding the Flint water crisis “was truthful and I stand by it,” shortly after a committee pointed out a potential discrepancy and warned him about committing perjury. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder ...