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Kyle Rittenhouse cleared of all charges in Kenosha shootings

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday after pleading self-defense in the deadly Kenosha shootings that became a flashpoint in the nation's debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice. Rittenhouse, 18, cried and hugged one of his attorneys upon ...

Audit: Mich. unemployment error overpaid $3.9 billion

LANSING (AP) — Shortcomings in the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency Office caused $3.9 billion in overpayments during the processing 5.4 million unemployment claims amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a state audit released Thursday. The agency’s inaction and mishandling of ...

Michigan urges masking indoors, vaccines

LANSING (AP) — Faced with spiking COVID-19 infections, Michigan health officials said Friday they will issue a public health advisory recommending that everyone over age 2 wear a mask at indoor gatherings regardless of vaccination status. They again pleaded with people to get the vaccine ...

Ringing in the season

Jessica Koth Daily Press A customer at Elmer’s County Market stops to make a donation at a Salvation Army red kettle. The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign will continue throughout the holiday season at various locations in Delta County.

Escanaba gets grant for new bookmobile

ESCANABA — Escanaba and surrounding communities that use the Escanaba Public Library will soon have a new way to access the library’s services following the city receiving a grant for a new bookmobile. The $208,087 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant will allow the library to purchase ...

More aid offered for winter heat, utility bills

By Josh Boak Associated Press The Biden administration is taking steps to help distribute several billion dollars in aid for winter heating and utility bills, an unprecedented sum that comes largely from its $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. The package provided an additional $4.5 ...