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Boddy to serve as principal, superintendent

MANISTIQUE — Students of Emerald Elementary School will have a new principal when their 2017-18 school year begins on Sept. 5. Manistique Area Schools Superintendent Maryann Boddy started working as the school’s principal earlier this summer. “I assumed the responsibility at Emerald ...

Diplomat: $1 billion in N. Korea exports would be banned by UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A proposed new U.N. sanctions resolution would ban North Korea from exporting coal, iron, lead and seafood worth a total of about $1 billion, a major cut to its export earnings, which totaled only $3 billion last year, a Security Council diplomat said Friday. The ...

Secret Service post in Trump Tower moved

NEW YORK (AP) — The Secret Service command post inside President Donald Trump's namesake Manhattan skyscraper has been moved. A spokeswoman for the umbrella company that controls Trump's various businesses said Friday that the Secret Service moved out of Trump Tower to somewhere "more cost ...

UN report details Congo carnage

GENEVA (AP) — U.N. human rights investigators warned Friday of ethnic cleansing in central Congo, documenting the recent killings of more than 250 people, including 62 children, in violence with "no good guys and bad guys." The investigators based their new report on interviews in June of ...

Waterfront Art Festival, Rock the Dock are Saturday

ESCANABA — Along with the many other activities happening around the area this weekend, the Bonifas Arts Center’s annual Waterfront Art Festival and city of Escanaba’s Rock the Dock will be taking place Saturday. The art festival will host a variety of artists in a span of ages ...

Esky begins fireworks law revamp

ESCANABA — In response to public concerns regarding the use of fireworks in Escanaba, council has begun the process to reduce the number of days fireworks can be fired off in the city. Action began Thursday at council’s regular meeting. Escanaba’s fireworks ordinance currently allows ...

Local food pantries need donations

ESCANABA — High demand for food assistance in Delta County this summer has nearly depleted the food pantry shelves at the Salvation Army in Escanaba, according to officials there who are seeking donations. An increased need for food during June and July has nearly used up supplies at the ...

Car show ready in Rapid River

RAPID RIVER — Car enthusiasts will be able to show off their vehicles at the ninth annual Rapid River Car Show Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Masonville Township Park. David Shope, one of the founders of this show, said the event was not started by any of the automotive clubs in the ...

Mueller using grand jury in DC in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special Counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury in Washington as part of an investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, a person familiar with the probe says. The use of a grand jury, a standard prosecution tool in criminal ...

Back Our Blue

ESCANABA — Hundreds of residents gathered at the Escanaba Municipal Dock Wednesday evening during the second annual Back Our Blue. The event was held to show support and appreciation for local law enforcement. Sandra and Jim Thomma, organizers and founders of the event, hosted the first ...

Children’s fair offers fun, learning

ESCANABA — The Daily Press will be hosting its Seventh Annual Children’s Back-to-School and Health Fair on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event will take place at the Ruth Butler Building at the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds. The fair will feature over 30 booths and will host ...

Man remains in custody on assault charge

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man remains lodged in the county jail in lieu of a $175,000 bond after being arrested for felonious assault and domestic violence earlier this summer. Ryan Russell Tragoszanos, 40, of 1911 Ludington St., Escanaba, allegedly threatened a male with a pocket knife and ...

Event puts spotlight on enjoying the outdoors

ESCANABA — Individuals interested in fishing, boating and target practicing — including adaptive shooting equipment for the disabled — still have time to pre-register for Saturday’s “Recreating in the Great Outdoors” program in Escanaba. The day’s activities begin at 10 a.m. at ...

Child abuse case sent to circuit court level

ESCANABA — A Rapid River man remains lodged in the Delta County Jail after being arrested for child abuse stemming from an incident in Nahma Township earlier this summer. Joseph Paul Thomas, 48, of 14041 24th Road, Rapid River, was charged with one count of second-degree child abuse, a ...

Play blue Bingo Mania cards in August

ESCANABA — Daily Press Bingo Mania is on for the month of August. Play your blue cards the whole month of August. Players should look for their blue cards that were inserted in the Daily Press on Friday, July 28.

Meeting looks at demolition of old U.S. 2 bridge

GLADSTONE — Members of the public will have a chance to vote on vacancies on the Delta Conservation District (DCD) Board of Directors and learn about the demolition of the former U.S. 2 bridge over the Escanaba River during the district’s annual meeting. The meeting will take place Tuesday ...

Fire destroys salvage business

WELLS TOWNSHIP — A long-time salvage business in Wells Township was destroyed by fire Tuesday. It took several area fire departments working together for many hours to extinguish the blaze. No injuries were reported. Pete’s Auto Wrecking, at 4113 U.S. 2 and 41, west of Escanaba, looked ...

Lawsuit, ballot drive targets Gladstone DDA

GLADSTONE — A former Gladstone City Commissioner and current commission candidate has filed both a lawsuit against the city, the city commission, and the Gladstone Downtown Development Authority and collected enough signatures for a ballot initiative to address what he feels is a gross misuse ...

Prosecutor: Drug-related cases decline

ESCANABA — According to Delta County Prosecuting Attorney Philip Strom, drug-related cases appear to be declining in Delta County. That fact was part of a presentation on the prosecutor’s office Strom gave to the Delta County Board of Commissioners at its regular meeting Tuesday. Strom ...

Victims named in fatal crash

ST. IGNACE — State Police at the St. Ignace Post have identified two people who were killed in a multi-vehicle traffic accident in Mackinac County Monday. The crash occurred on U.S. 2 near H33 about 3:30 p.m. that day. A line of eastbound traffic had been moving slowly down U.S. 2 when an ...