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Police, family recall slaying

May 15, 2015 ESCANABA — Witness testimony continues today during the third day of the Kallay Batchelor murder trial in Delta County Circuit Court, where the proceedings are moving along faster than anticipated. more »»

Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death

May 15, 2015 BOSTON (AP) — A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a "kid" who fell under the influence of his fanatical older... more »»

Friends say victim had happy life

May 15, 2015 ESCANABA — Three close friends of Heather Batchelor, along with a man she was having an affair with, testified Thursday that she was very happy with her life following her separation from her husban... more »»

Students observe murder trial

May 15, 2015 ESCANABA — More than a hundred high school students witnessed a criminal trial in Escanaba when they attended Delta County Circuit Court during the Kallay Batchelor murder trial Thursday. more »»

Experts see good prospects for walleye season opener

May 15, 2015 ESCANABA — Today marks the first day of walleye season in the Upper Peninsula, and for the anglers traveling near and far to fish on the Bays de Noc, the season is looking good. more »»

House forms committee to look at road funding

May 15, 2015 LANSING (AP) — A new Michigan House committee has been formed to look at funding repairs to the state’s roads. more »»

Senate votes to repeal prevailing wage law

May 15, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s Republican-controlled Senate voted Thursday to repeal a 50-year-old state law that requires better pay and benefits on state-financed construction projects after forceful... more »»

Emotional testimony opens trial

May 14, 2015 ESCANABA — The murder trial of an Escanaba man — accused of fatally stabbing his estranged wife last summer — began Wednesday with emotional testimony from the victim’s mother and aunt who found the... more »»

Landfill low on revenue

May 14, 2015 ESCANABA — Representatives from local units of government gathered in Escanaba Wednesday to discuss the future of the Delta County Landfill during the monthly joint governmental round table... more »»

Airport ceremony marks new boarding ramp

May 14, 2015 ESCANABA — Delta County Airport held a grand opening ceremony for their newly-completed boarding ramp Wednesday to celebrate the project’s completion. more »»

Shutdown, sale of Esky power plant continues

May 14, 2015 ESCANABA — The process to shut down Escanaba’s power plant continues alongside the process to sell the facility to Sterling Energy Group (SEG) at a higher price than the company proposed. more »»

Escanaba murder trial begins

May 13, 2015 ESCANABA — Jury selection began this morning in the murder trial of an Escanaba man accused of killing his wife last fal. more »»

Ice chills Great Lakes shipping

May 13, 2015 ESCANABA — Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 4.3 million tons in April, nearly 15 percent below the month’s long-term average. more »»

Disc golf course gets improvements

May 13, 2015 GLADSTONE — Now that Pioneer Trail Park has officially re-opened as of Monday, disc golfers will be able to try out some improvements made to the disc golf course there in recent months. more »»

Lawmakers allow eviction notices by email

May 13, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Michigan lawmakers finalized a bill Tuesday that would let landlords email eviction notices to tenants or notify them through social media, which supporters said is a reflection that... more »»

Snyder signs bills to loosen airsoft gun rules

May 13, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed laws relaxing Michigan’s restrictions on BB, pellet and paintball guns. more »»

House blocks EPA control of wetlands

May 13, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Tuesday voted to block government rules that would clarify which streams, tributaries and wetlands should be protected from pollution and development under the... more »»

Chief justice backs pay raises, bill to change process

May 13, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s top judge said Tuesday that a state panel’s potential impending recommendation to raise judicial pay is “symbolic” and lawmakers should approve legislation changing how... more »»

No summer vacation? Senate adds days to session schedule

May 13, 2015 LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Senate is planning to remain in session this summer after voters rejected a road-funding proposal on last week’s ballo. more »»



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