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Veterans Memorial Breakfast to be held

BEECHWOOD—AMVETS Post 436 (Beechwood) will host a Veterans Memorial Breakfast at the Beechwood Hall on Saturday Feb. 16, from 8 a.m. to noon, with the profits donated to the Iron River Veterans Memorial Restoration fund.


Caspian man reported missing by family

Family are asking for help locating a Caspian man that has been missing since 10:00 a.m. Friday. 81-year-old Robert Keith Watts was last seen in Caspian wearing a puffy Colombia Jacket and possibly a Stormy Kromer. He us 5’9”, 170 pounds, has gray hair and wears glasses.


Iron River drug dealer enters plea in Iron County

IRON COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - An Iron River drug dealer is set for a sentencing following a plea agreement Monday in Iron County Circuit Court. 36-year-old Sheldon Cava pleaded guilty to two counts of delivery of meth and one count of possession of heroin. All other charges were dismissed as part of a


One pediatric death from H1N1 confirmed in Michigan, health department says

One pediatric influenza death has been confirmed in the state for the 2018-2019 flu season, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The health department did not release the location of where the case was reported and confirmed.


Free fishing weekend in Michigan: No license required

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — No fishing license? No problem — for the next two days in Michigan. The state Department of Natural Resources says you can fish for free in any of the state's waters Saturday and Sunday.


Lady Trojans most affected by weather postponements

CRYSTAL FALLS/IRON RIVER—All four county basketball teams have been severly affected by the cold-ice-snow combination Mother Nature has thrown at the Upper Peninsula the last few weeks. Postponements and cancellations of both games and practices have left a mess for coaches, players, families and ad


Tribal Police Force Pushed Out of Protecting Watersmeet Community by Township

WATERSMEET, Mich. — Police coverage is about to change significantly for the residents of Watersmeet and Watersmeet Township. New decisions by Watersmeet leadership have forced out the longstanding 24/7 coverage of the area by the Lac Vieux Desert Tribal Police with the intent to stand up a small, o


WIC girls’ win streak hits 11

IRON RIVER—The West Iron County girls basketball team had three games on its schedule last week, but because of the recent one-two-three punch of winter weather, only two of the games were played.


Judges in five Michigan courtrooms are using risk assessments to decide bond

Early this month, judges in five Michigan district courts started using a new tool to make bond decisions. It’s part of a new pilot program spearheaded by the Michigan Supreme Court. The judges will use a standard risk assessment to help make those bond decisions.


Michigan man allegedly sold nearly $450,000 worth of stolen Amtrak vouchers to travelers on eBay

DETROIT - A Michigan man sold $449,000 worth of stolen Amtrak vouchers to unsuspecting travelers via eBay, officials said. Watch Jermont Terry's full report above. Christian Newby is accused of using stolen credit card information to buy vouchers that he would then sell.


13 Michigan water systems fail excessive lead test: report

More than a dozen water systems in Michigan were found to have excessive lead compared to federal standards in the second half of 2018, according to a new report. The 13 systems that failed the federal test were throughout the state, MLive reported Friday, citing data it had obtained from the Michig


Ramsey’s ‘Financial Peace Course’ offered at Grace

IRON RIVER — Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace” course is being offered at Grace Covenant Church in Iron River, beginning Sunday, Feb. 17, from 9:15-10:25 a.m., prior to the 10:45 a.m. worship service.


Michigan bill to end most civil forfeiture heads to House

The Michigan Senate on Friday passed legislation that would prohibit most asset forfeiture until there is a criminal conviction. The bill will be sent to the Michigan House, which has also been open to forfeiture reform.


Now heading North on the search for Michigan’s Best Diner

ROSEBUSH, MI -- We’re back on the road again!. Now it’s time to continue our search for Michigan’s Best Diner as we head to the Northern Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula to visit five more contenders in our statewide search.


Michigan City man arrested for dealing drugs resulting in death

La PORTE COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - A Michigan City man has been arrested after a lengthy investigation related to a fatal heroin overdose. The La Porte County drug task force says 29-year-old Scott Clemons was arrested on Tuesday.


Texting & Driving Fines May Increase in Michigan

Distracted driving continues to be a problem, with texting being the major one so a new legislation was introduced to increase the fines in Michigan. Currently, if you get caught texting & driving in the state the fines are:


Northern Michigan’s Safety Net is Broken

As a brutal winter rages on, a new policy at DHHS is causing serious problems for people in need. A change in how the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services processes applications for benefits like food stamps and emergency heating assistance was supposed to increase efficiency and ensure


Flashpoint 2/17/19: Michigan State of the State address; Tax filers getting nasty surprises

DETROIT - Here is what to expect on Sunday's episode of Flashpoint:. In her first State of the State address, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer discussed critical issues facing people statewide. Did Whitmer do enough to convince Michigan residents she can fix these problems? On Sunday's episode of Flas


Michigan DHHS is urging residents to be safe on the slopes

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs is urging skiers and snowboarders to heed to some safety practices while out on the slopes. The department says safety should be everyone’s first priority when heading out. Wearing a certified helmet and using extreme caution while getting


Shooter at industrial park in custody

AURORA IL - City officials in Aurora, Illinois, say a shooter has been apprehended. The city sent a tweet Friday afternoon saying there was an active shooter in an industrial park and that police were on the scene.