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Bills would raise adult criminal age

May 2, 2016 LANSING (AP) — Seventeen-year-olds can’t vote, drop out of school or buy cigarettes in Michigan. But they’re automatically prosecuted, sentenced and locked up as adults if they commit a crime. more »»

Lawmakers: Some police ill-equipped for overdoses

May 2, 2016 LANSING (AP) — A group of 22 lawmakers backs a bill to require more rigorous medical training for police officers, borne of fear that some rural police are not properly equipped to rescue people... more »»

Arbor Day

April 30, 2016 more »»

Faculty, students oppose Bay cuts

April 30, 2016 ESCANABA — Members of Bay College’s faculty and student body voiced their opposition to the recommended elimination of two faculty positions as part of the school’s recently-announced budget cuts... more »»

Suspects face meth charges in Delta County

April 30, 2016 GLADSTONE — Local law enforcement is continuing to investigate several incidents of methamphetamine activity in Delta County, which have led to charges filed against three area residents. more »»

Schwalbach takes part in GOP convention

April 30, 2016 ESCANABA — Escanaba resident Judi Schwalbach will be representing Republicans from Michigan’s First Congressional District this year at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland as both a... more »»

Area high schools ranked among top in nation

April 30, 2016 ESCANABA — Three area high schools have been named among the best in Michigan and the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s annual top high school rankings. more »»

Survey: Wolf numbers steady in U.P.

April 29, 2016 MARQUETTE — Michigan Department of Natural Resources wildlife division officials said Thursday the size of the state’s wolf population has not changed significantly since the last survey was... more »»

Feds charge doctor with fraud

April 29, 2016 ESCANABA — A downstate doctor — suspected last year of writing prescriptions to drug abusers in Escanaba — was charged this month with health care fraud. Dr. more »»

Bid choice delayed for marketplace

April 29, 2016 ESCANABA — Three construction bids for a marketplace in Escanaba were discussed by the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) on Thursday, but no decision was made due to the two lowest bids being ver... more »»

Meth dump sites found in Ford River Township

April 29, 2016 FORD RIVER — The Delta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two methamphetamine dump sites discovered in Ford River Township around 6 a.m. this morning. more »»

Law limiting election talk won’t be enforced

April 29, 2016 ANN ARBOR (AP) — The state of Michigan won’t enforce a law that blocks local government officials from talking about a ballot question before an election, under a deal approved Thursday by a federa... more »»

Fundraisers for animal shelter on horizon

April 28, 2016 ESCANABA — With the annual Wag-A-Tail Rummage Sale and other fundraising events scheduled for the near future, Delta Animal Shelter Membership President Tonya Gartland said things are looking good... more »»

Man gets 35 years for sexual assault

April 28, 2016 ESCANABA — A 57-year-old registered sex offender from Escanaba was ordered Wednesday to spend at least 35 years in prison for sexually assaulting a female child from 2008 to 2012 in Delta County. more »»

LaMarche named Esky public safety director

April 28, 2016 ESCANABA — Escanaba resident Lt. more »»

Trial date scheduled in pot case

April 28, 2016 MARQUETTE — A jury trial date has been scheduled for a Manistique man indicted on federal drug charges related to a marijuana bust at his home earlier this yea. more »»

House backs budget with more funds for roads

April 28, 2016 LANSING (AP) — Michigan would spend more on road construction, expanded health coverage for the poor and a criminal investigation into Flint’s lead-contaminated water crisis under a $38. more »»

Jail proposal focus of town hall

April 27, 2016 ESCANABA — With the May 3 vote on a millage proposal that would fund a new county jail just days away, Delta County officials and citizens came to Bay College’s Besse Center Theater for a town hall... more »»

Ski hill budget hit by weather, late start

April 27, 2016 GLADSTONE — Warm temperatures and a late start to the season pushed the Gladstone ski hill over budget this year, but taxpayers will not be responsible for the differenc. more »»



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