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Snyder heads to Europe to boost trade, business

LANSING (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder is using a trade trip to Europe to boost trade relationships and lure businesses to Michigan. Snyder will travel to several countries to meet with government, automotive and other business leaders to show what types of opportunities Michigan can offer. His ...

Trump confirms he’s under investigation, fires angry tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump confirmed Friday he is under federal investigation and appeared to single out a senior Justice Department official for criticism, underscoring his growing frustration with the persistent focus on Russia's involvement in the 2016 election and possibly ...

Doctor of shot congressman hopes for ‘excellent recovery’ despite risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressman Steve Scalise can hope to make an "excellent recovery," his trauma surgeon said Friday, even though the lawmaker arrived at the hospital Wednesday at imminent risk of death after getting shot at a congressional baseball practice. In his first public comments ...

7 missing after US Navy ship collision off Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Seven crew members are reportedly missing and one injured after a U.S. Navy destroyer collided early Saturday morning with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan, the country's coast guard reported. Footage from the Japanese TV network NHK showed heavy damage to the mid-right ...

Marketplace nears completion

ESCANABA — Construction is progressing on Escanaba’s new marketplace, which is expected to be completed by July 1, according to Downtown Development Director (DDA) Ed Legault. He presented an update during Thursday’s Escanaba City Council meeting. “We’re getting very close... It’s ...

Honoring Old Glory

Haley Gustafson | Daily Press Bruce Cassell, director of the Escanaba City Band, conducts the band during a performance at a Flag Day ceremony held at the Karas Band Shell in Ludington Park Thursday evening. The ceremony featured a history of the United States flag, music from the city band, ...

Esky soldier part of D-Day reenactment

ESCANABA — An Escanaba resident recently participated in the 73rd anniversary D-Day reenactment in Normandy, France. According to Lewis Ostrander it was an experience he will never forget. Ostrander, 20, leaped from an airplane into Normandy with American, German and French paratroopers ...

Man gets jail for selling ‘gummy candy’ LSD

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man was recently sentenced to nine months in jail for selling narcotics in Escanaba, according to police and court records. Samuel Robert Good, 24, of 1810 1st Ave. S., Escanaba, was arrested last December on three counts of controlled substance - delivery/manufacture ...

Man gets prison term for assault, intimidation

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man who assaulted a woman and then later intimidated the victim, was recently sentenced to up to five years in prison. Blair Lawrence Pryal, 35, of 610 N. 18th St., Escanaba, was arrested last year for assault by strangulation, a 10-year felony, in connection with an ...

New substation faces issues, delays

ESCANABA — Escanaba’s new North Side Substation — recently constructed behind the city’s public works complex — has some kinks to work out before it can be put into service, council and Electrical Advisory Committee (EAC) members were informed Wednesday. “Everything went good with ...

Relay for Life returns to Escanaba Friday

ESCANABA — Relay for Life of Delta County returns this Friday beginning at 4 p.m. at the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. The event will continue into Saturday until 10 a.m. According to Cindy Groleau, one of the organizers of the event, Relay for Life helps raise funds and ...

Flag Day ceremony to be held tonight

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Elks Lodge 354 annual Flag Day program was postponed because of rain Wednesday. It will be held tonight at the Karas Memorial Band Shell in Ludington Park. The program begins at 7 p.m., with patriotic musical selections by the Escanaba City Band, directed by Bruce ...

Man sentenced on cocaine charges

ESCANABA — A Wilson man who was arrested on several drug charges following a traffic stop in Perkins last year was sentenced to nine months in jail Monday in Delta County Circuit Court. Rodney Lee Frye, 23, and a female were arrested by the Delta County Sheriff’s Department following a ...

Traffic stop leads to meth arrests

GLADSTONE — A vehicle stop lead to the arrest of two ­people on meth charges ­Wednesday night in Gladstone, according to Gladstone Public Safety officers. It also lead to the discovery of a meth manufacturing site. The incident occurred on the 1200 block of South Lake Shore Drive at 8:17 ...

Congress heads back to work after shooting

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The business of the House was resuming a day after a rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game, critically wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and hitting aides and Capitol police. The assailant, ...

Most in US think Trump meddled in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — A clear majority of Americans believe President Donald Trump has tried to interfere with the investigation into Russia's alleged election meddling and possible Trump campaign collusion, a new poll shows. Just one in five support his decision to oust James Comey from the ...

Children’s theatre preps for show

ESCANABA — More than 50 local students are involved with a Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Gulliver’s Travels” at the Bonifas Arts Center this week. Performances will be held there at 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday. According to Sue Roll, business director for the Bonifas Center, ...

County jail project moves forward

ESCANABA — The process is moving along to construct a new jail at the Delta County Service Center on College Avenue in Escanaba where a 25,057-square-foot addition will be built to house a state-of-the-art facility. “It looks like it’s going to be on time and on budget,” commented ...

House OKs bill to fight opioid abuse

LANSING (AP) — The Michigan House on Tuesday approved legislation that would create an opioid prescription abuse program for school districts and to let Medicaid pay for patient detoxification and rehabilitation services for people with addictions. The bills also would prevent doctors from ...