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US existing-home sales jumped 11.8 percent

Real Estate

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales soared 11.8 percent in February, aided by accelerating wages and falling mortgage rates that are improving affordability. The National Association of Realtors said existing homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.51 million last month, a ...

US home price gains fall to lowest in 6 years

Real Estate

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at their slowest pace in more than six years in January, as higher mortgage rates last year weighed on sales. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index increased 3.6 percent in January from a year earlier. That’s down from a 4.1 ...

Sheriff K-9 unit gets health grant

Local News

ESCANABA — Delta County Sheriff’s Office K9 Jet was recently awarded a Healthcare for K-9 Heroes grant. Sheriff Ed Oswald said the company, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. based out of Massachusetts, approached the department with the opportunity. This is the same company that provided a ...

Barricaded gunman arrested in Escanaba

Local News

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man was arrested after pointing a handgun at police and barricading himself within his apartment this morning. At around 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, Escanaba Public Safety Department officers were investigating a report of damage to property at 1531 Sheridan Road when a ...

More meth busts made in Manistique

Local News

MANISTIQUE — An investigation into narcotics led to the arrest of two Schoolcraft County residents and one Gladstone man on various charges relating to meth in Manistique Thursday. Manistique Public Safety officers and the Public Safety K-9 Unit conducted a narcotics investigation at 250 N. ...

Hearing set in criminal sexual conduct case

Local News

GLADSTONE — A hearing has been scheduled for motions to consolidate trials and modify bond for a Gladstone teen facing criminal sexual conduct charges in two cases in Delta County Circuit Court Tuesday. Dickinson County Circuit Court Judge Mary Barglind, who is now presiding over the two ...

21 measles cases reported downstate

Local News

OAK PARK, Mich. (AP) — Michigan health officials say more cases of measles have been confirmed in the Detroit area, raising the number in Oakland County to 21 since March 13. The highly contagious disease has been linked to a person who was visiting from Israel and had stayed in New York, ...

Bay Sages schedules April 4 meeting

Community

ESCANABA — The next meeting of the Bay Sages will be held on Thursday, April 4, at 10 a.m. at the Joseph Heirman University Center, Room 952. The program will feature Escanaba native Karen Lindquist and volunteer for the Delta County Historical Society. She will present an illustrated talk ...

Business After Hours planned today

Community

ESCANABA — Business After Hours will be held Wednesday, March 27, from 5 to 7 p.m., sponsored by WJMN Local 3 and the Terrace Bay Hotel. It will be located in the ballroom at the Terrace Bay Hotel. Business after Hours is a social event held each month and provides an opportunity to make ...

Produce safety certification course set

Community

STEPHENSON — Michigan State University Extension will host the Food and Drug Administration-defined Produce Safety Alliance Grower Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) certification course at various locations. Those interested in learning about Good Agricultural Practices (GAP’s), produce ...

Bay offers first aid, CPR/AED training

Community

ESCANABA — Bay College Training and Development will be offering first aid, CPR/AED training on Wednesday, April 10, from 2 to 9 p.m. The course is suitable for daycare providers, coaches, production workers, church staff, the general public and other non-healthcare professionals. ...

Hobby Lobby opens in Escanaba

Local News

ESCANABA — Hobby Lobby held a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the grand opening of its Escanaba store Monday — the only Hobby Lobby store in the Upper Peninsula. Local dignitaries joined the festivities along with customers, eager to see what the store offered. In attendance at the ribbon ...

Great Lakes shipping season begins

Local News

DETROIT — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., opened Monday, marking the beginning of the 2019 Great Lakes shipping season. “The up-bound Motor Vessel Stewart J. Cort, a U.S. flagged 1,000 foot freighter, is the first ship to enter the Poe ...

9th Street tops list of budget projects in Gladstone

Local News

GLADSTONE — The city of Gladstone’s 2019-2020 fiscal year budget and Community Investment Plan (CIP) was approved after a public hearing during the city commission’s regular meeting Monday. City Manager Darcy Long provided a snapshot presentation on the $18 million budget and the major ...

Task force seeks to stop abuse of elderly

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LANSING (AP) — A new task force has been formed to help stop physical abuse, financial exploitation, emotional abuse and neglect of elderly people in Michigan. The state’s Attorney General Dana Nessel joined with Michigan Supreme Court Justices Richard Bernstein and Megan Cavanagh and ...

Wolf project at Isle Royale has strong start

Local News

TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — The rebuilding of Isle Royale National Park’s gray wolf population is off to a strong start. The Michigan park in Lake Superior now has 15 wolves following the transfer of seven from Canada over the weekend. Six came from Michipicoten Island and one from the Ontario ...

AAA: Michigan gas prices rise 12 cents

Local News

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 12 cents from a week ago to about $2.71 per gallon. The average price for self-serve regular unleaded is about 1 cent less than a year ago. The statewide average rose to a new 2019 high of $2.74 per gallon ...

UPCAP supports ‘dark store’ fight

Community

Deborah Prescott | Daily Press President and CEO of UPCAP, Jonathan Mead, presents a check to Escanaba Mayor Marc Tall, Wednesday afternoon at city hall. UPCAP and the Upper Peninsula Association of County Commissioners gave $10,000 to the city for future legal costs in the city’s legal ...

Column: Drinking to good forest management

Community

ESCANABA — Production of natural cork maintains an important forest system. Wine bottlers that use cork help protect this threatened forest. So, popping that cork can contribute to forest conservation. Natural cork comes from the bark of a particular species of oak (Quercus suber). The ...

Courts

Community

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Travis Brent Howell, 27, of 1205 Montana Ave. 14, Gladstone, was bound over one the following two counts: domestic violence - third offense notice, a five-year ...