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Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison in sex case

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — His Hollywood career and good-guy image in ruins, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years behind bars for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, becoming the first celebrity of the #MeToo era to be sent to prison. The punishment all but ...

LWV program to focus on ballot issues

ESCANABA — Michigan citizens will have the opportunity this November to vote on three ballot proposals with significant long-term impacts. The Delta County chapter of the League of Women Voters (LWV) will host a presentation on these proposals Monday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at the Bay College ...

State website helps find abandoned property

LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s Treasury office is introducing a new website to help people claim lost or abandoned property. The website will allow electronic claim filings and searches for property and is expected to be up and running by Oct. 1. Holders of unclaimed property will be able to ...

Snyder critical of attack on Kavanaugh accuser

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says attacks on a woman accusing U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct could deter people with similar stories to contact authorities. The Republican governor spoke Monday at Western Michigan University during a ...

AG alleges opponent lied about Nassar probe

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general alleged Monday that his opponent in the governor’s race did not tell the truth about her handling of the prosecution of serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, accusing her of an “integrity gap” that disqualifies her for the state’s ...

Isle Royale wolf relocation underway

TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — A mission to rebuild the depleted wolf population at Isle Royale National Park is getting underway in Michigan and Minnesota, as specialists prepare to trap six to eight of the predators on the mainland and fly them to the Lake Superior archipelago, officials said. The ...

Childhood obesity a preventable problem

ESCANABA — “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” said Ben Franklin in regards to fire safety, but the statement also holds true when preventing childhood obesity. September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, a time when health professionals educate the public ...

The Beaten Path promotes recreation opportunities

Editor’s note: The Daily Press features a profile of an area business each week. This week’s featured business is The Beaten Pathin in Escanaba. — — — By Jordan Beck jbeck@dailypress.net ESCANABA — Jon Harris, owner of Escanaba sporting goods store The Beaten Path, said his ...

Gladstone Homecoming

Deborah Prescott | Daily Press The Gladstone High School sophomore class float makes its way down 13th Street in Gladstone during the homecoming parade held Friday evening. The Sophomore float was Lego-themed as part of the overall homecoming theme of video games. The freshman class float was ...

Enrollment numbers up at Bay

ESCANABA — Enrollment numbers at Bay College have gone up this fall, according to college officials. Bay College Vice President of Student Services Travis Blume said that, as of Friday, 1,958 students were enrolled at Bay for the fall 2018 semester. “We’re hovering right around that ...

Daily Press Senior Expo returns Tuesday

GLADSTONE — The Daily Press Senior Expo, which has been a local tradition for almost a decade, will be returning this month. “This is the ninth year that the Daily Press has put on this event,” Daily Press Advertising Manager Terrie Belongie (who is serving as the event’s coordinator) ...

POW MIA Remembrance Day

Ilsa Matthes | Daily Press Fred Charles of the Marine Corps League rings a bell during the annual POW MIA Remembrance Day ceremony held at the Veterans Memorial in Ludington Park. The ceremony in Escanaba was one of many held all across the country to honor those who were prisoners of war or ...

State AG ­launches priest probe

DETROIT (AP) — Attorney General Bill Schuette is investigating possible sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Michigan, joining authorities in other states that have launched similar probes since a Pennsylvania grand jury report said more than 1,000 children have been molested there since ...

Three injured in semi-car crash

FORD RIVER — Three people were critically injured Friday when a semi and car collided, Delta County Sheriff’s Department deputies said. The accident occurred about 12:30 a.m. on M-35 near the county line in Ford River Township. The car, driven by 27-year-old Brooke Bowden of Escanaba was ...

Damaging winds hit Escanaba

Jordan Beck | Daily Press City crews work to remove a fallen tree blocking part of the road on the 400 block of South 14th Street in Escanaba Friday. High winds in Escanaba Friday toppled trees along that street and in other areas of the city.

Gladstone Homecoming in full swing

Deborah Prescott | Daily Press Gladstone High School senior students compete in a pie eating contest in the high school gymnasium Thursday as the school celebrates Homecoming Week. Homecoming Week continues today when students will show their school spirit by wearing school colors — purple ...

Celebrating 25 years of good deeds

HARRIS — The Island Resort and Casino was abuzz with activity Thursday night as the Community Foundation for Delta County held its annual The Legacy Dinner event, now in its 25th year. A few notable changes were made for the silver anniversary of the event, which was formerly known as the ...

Gov. Snyder may use National Guard for roads

LANSING (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder is looking at the possible activation of National Guard heavy equipment operators as an option to resume road projects stalled by a lockout. Snyder spokesman Ari Adler tells The Detroit News for a story Thursday that the work stoppage will put motorists’ ...

Death at Picture Rocks ruled an accidental fall

MUNISING — A woman died Wednesday after an accidental 200-foot fall at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, according to National Park Service officials. At approximately 1:30 p.m., 32-year-old Tu Thanh Nguyen of Sunnyvale, Calif., slipped and fell to her death in Pictured Rocks National ...

Early voting begins as midterms enter final phase

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Much of the political world is consumed with a battle over a Supreme Court nominee, an expanding international trade war and President Donald Trump’s social media posts. Yet here in Minnesota, the first votes of the 2018 midterm elections are being cast. Voting machines ...