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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

October 21, 2014 PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for killing Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the "gross negligence" the runner showed... more »»

Light in the Window starts for domestic violence awareness

October 21, 2014 ESCANABA — Monday kicked off the Light in the Window campaign — an effort to increase community awareness of domestic violence. more »»

Police respond to fire at EMP

October 21, 2014 ESCANABA — A minor fire at Engineered Machined Products Inc. (EMP) in Escanaba was extinguished by employees Monday morning, according to Escanaba Public Safety. more »»

Gladstone School Board looks at finances

October 21, 2014 GLADSTONE — The Gladstone School Board was given a clear picture of the district’s finances and made aware of future financial challenges during an annual audit presentation at the board’s regular... more »»

Health fair coming to Manistique

October 21, 2014 MANISTIQUE — The Schoolcraft County Health Fair has been a Manistique tradition for more than 15 years, with more than 400 people attending each year to learn about subjects related to fitness and... more »»

Mich. commission leading charge in electricity cases

October 21, 2014 Editor’s note: Today is the second day of a five-day series of articles on critical electricity cost issues facing the Upper Peninsula. more »»

U.P. customers could pay up to $180 to subsidize power plants

October 21, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Michigan Public Service Commission estimates customers in the Upper Peninsula could pay up to an additional $180 each year on their electric bills to cover proposed subsidy costs to... more »»

Schools focus on bus safety

October 20, 2014 GLADSTONE — This week is National School Bus Safety Week and the Gladstone Area Schools transportation department is hoping both children and adults will take a moment to make riding the bus safer... more »»

U.P. electric rates set to skyrocket

October 20, 2014 Editor’s note: Today is the first day of a five-day series of articles on critical electricity cost issues facing the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Chamber plans petition drive on Michigan roads

October 20, 2014 LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Chamber of Commerce plans to spearhead a petition drive to force lawmakers to pass a road funding plan or place the issue on the ballot for voters to decid. more »»

AAA Michigan: Gas prices unchanged

October 20, 2014 DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says gasoline prices have held steady from last week for a statewide average of about $3.13 per gallon. more »»

Authorities probe after housing resignation

October 20, 2014 LANSING (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating after the previous head of Michigan’s housing agency resigned over seeking reimbursement for expensive meals and travel. The U.S. more »»

Snyder, Schauer spar over fairness of tax rewrite

October 20, 2014 LANSING (AP) — Democrat Mark Schauer is centering his populist message against Republican Gov. more »»

Daily Press Readers Win Cash

October 18, 2014 The names of 3 lucky people were drawn as winners for the September Bingo Mania game. Marie Bengry won $50.00 for a single bingo, Francis Racette won $100. more »»

A Powerfully Positive Program

October 17, 2014 HARRIS — Bark River-Harris students and community members took “Rachel’s Challenge” during a series of presentations held in Harris Wednesda. more »»

Preserving Walleye

October 17, 2014 RAPID RIVER — About 3,500 walleye yearlings were released into the Whitefish River as part of an annual initiative to increase the walleye population in Little Bay de Noc. more »»

Wells home damaged in early morning blaze

October 17, 2014 WELLS — No one was injured in a house fire that occurred early this morning in Wells Township. Escanaba Public Safety officers responded to the fire at 6452 L.5 Road around 1 a.m. more »»

County, shelter settle fence fight

October 17, 2014 ESCANABA — The Delta County Board of Commissioners and Delta Animal Shelter are working to rectify issues surrounding a fence installed at the shelter’s current building. more »»

Snyder signs anti-human trafficking laws

October 17, 2014 TROY, Mich. (AP) — Go. more »»

Forecast: No wild winter this year

October 17, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — If you thought last winter was a horror show, with cold blasts from the polar vortex and a lack of California rain, here’s some good news: No sequel is expected this year, federal... more »»

Coleman: Enrollment numbers down at Bay College

October 17, 2014 IRON MOUNTAIN — Bay College’s Board of Trustees heard an update on student enrollment trends at a meeting held at Bay College West in Iron Mountain Wednesda. more »»



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April 30, 2014 ESCANABA — I was in a book store over the weekend when I had an opportunity to take a trip back to my childhood. more »

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