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Man charged following methamphetamine bust in Escanaba

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man has been arrested following a methampetamine bust in Escanaba. On Wednesday, UPSET Detectives were investigating the distribution of drugs, including crystal methamphetamine out of a house in Escanaba. The investigation led to a search warrant being served at the ...

Delta County sees 8 COVID-19 cases in 3 days

ESCANABA — State and local data Friday showed eight new confirmed COVID-19 positives in Delta County in the past three days. In its report, local health officials Friday also listed two new probable cases in Delta County. Menominee County had only one new confirmed positive but three ...

Hearing impaired driver achieves U.P. first

ESCANABA — Hunter Flower graduated from Midwest Truck Driving School in Escanaba with his Class A CDL earlier this year. He is the first fully hearing impaired individual in the U.P. and only the second in the State of Michigan to receive their Class A CDL. For hearing impaired ...

Motorcyclist killed in crash with pickup

SANDS TOWNSHIP — A motorcyclist is dead following a crash with a pickup truck Wednesday night in Sands Township. At approximately 10:51 p.m. Wednesday, deputies from the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to County Road 480 near Pelissier Lake Road in Sands Township for a ...

Man falls to death from Mackinac Island rock

MACKINAC ISLAND (AP) — A man fell to his death from a popular Mackinac Island tourist destination, police said. The man’s body was found at the base of Arch Rock by a passerby about 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Mackinac Island Police Chief Doug Topolski said. The man likely fell from the top of ...

Funeral set for Saturday for Houghton sheriff

HOUGHTON (AP) — The funeral for a longtime Upper Peninsula sheriff will be held Saturday at Michigan Tech University. The service for Brian McLean will be held at 2 p.m. at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, following a four-hour public visitation. McLean, 63, died Monday after a ...