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Fatal auto accident under investigation

May 18, 2015 MARENISCO — The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into a rollover accident that claimed the life of a 27-year-old Marenisco man Saturday. more »»

Natural gas set to play major role in state

May 18, 2015 LANSING (AP) — With at least nine coal plants in the state slated to shut down in the next 10 years, natural gas is the likely replacement as the primary source for generating energy in Michigan,... more »»

Bill would prohibit local wage agreements

May 18, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Local governments would be prohibited from mandating minimum wages or putting other requirements on employers under an expanded version of a bill being discussed again after dying las... more »»

US military: Strategy against IS is working

May 18, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite major new setbacks in Iraq, the U.. more »»

Videos entered as evidence in trial

May 16, 2015 ESCANABA — Two videos viewed in the Kallay Batchelor murder trial on Friday — one DVD of the defendant’s interrogation and the other DVD of the crime scene — were entered as evidence among the 96... more »»

Tugboat engine being restored at fairgrounds’ Antique Village

May 16, 2015 ESCANABA — Local skilled trades workers will begin restoring a massive tugboat engine belonging to the U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association at the U.P. State Fairgrounds Antique Village this week. more »»

Revenues projected higher than expected

May 16, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Michigan tax revenues are projected to be $365 million higher over two years than previously estimated, mostly because of economic growth — prompting key lawmakers to suggest Friday... more »»

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 »»



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