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Shot fired in Ironwood Walmart

IRONWOOD, MI-- A customer accidentally discharged a firearm in the Ironwood Walmart store Thursday. Gogebic County Sheriff’s deputies responded around 2:35 p.m. after someone reported a gunshot in the store. Officers determined it was an accidental discharge by a customer in a restroom.


Gunshot in Ironwood Walmart found to be accidental discharge by customer

IRONWOOD, Mich. (WLUC) - Gogebic County Sheriff’s responded to the report of a gunshot within the Ironwood Walmart store this afternoon. Responding officers determined that the gunshot was an accidental discharge by a customer that in the restrooms.


Ironwood man faces new felony drug charges in Gogebic County

GOGEBIC COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - The Ironwood man arrested by the Gogebic Iron Area Narcotics Team for distributing meth was arraigned Thursday in district court. 52-year-old Donald Pierre Jett is charged with delivery/manufacture of meth, possession (cocaine, heroin, or another narcotic) less than 25


Michigan City bridge buckles in the cold

A knockout blow for a popular local bridge. Our recent record cold snap is part of the reason. The Franklin Street Bridge in Michigan City is closed, and that's making it very tough to get to the lakeshore.


GIANT meth investigation nets Ironwood man

IRONWOOD, MI-- An Ironwood man was arrested after the Gogebic Iron Area Narcotics Team executed a search warrant in the city Tuesday. Police say the investigation focused primarily on crystal meth distribution in Michigan and Wisconsin.


Man accidentally shoots gun in Upper Peninsula Walmart bathroom

IRONWOOD, MI – No one was injured when a firearm was accidently discharged in an Upper Peninsula Walmart. The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department responded to the retail store in Ironwood at 2:35 p.m. on Feb. 14 following reports that a gunshot had been heard in the bathroom. Deputies eventually det


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.


Michigan to issue March, April food assistance early

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday that food assistance benefits for March and April will be issued early in order to reduce the gap between benefits payments that was the result of the partial federal government shutdown.


Accidental gun shot locks down Ironwood Walmart

Ironwood — The accidental discharge of a gun drew a police response and temporarily locked down the Ironwood Walmart Thursday afternoon. Deputies with the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department responded to reports of a gunshot in the store at approximately 2:35 p.m., Sheriff Pete Matonich said in a pr


Red Bull 400 returns to Copper Peak

IRONWOOD, Mich. (WLUC) - Last year, Red Bull 400 invigorated Copper Peak, the iconic Ski Flying hill and Recreation Center in Ironwood bringing to town the first international competition since 1994. Building upon the inaugural success, the world’s steepest 400-meter race is returning on May 11, 201


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


As Lake Michigan rises, bluffs collapse and geologists explore

With the level of Lake Michigan at the highest in 25 years, wave erosion at the bottom of the lakeshore bluffs has started to translate into collapses at the top. And as landowners and municipalities along Wisconsin’s eastern shore look nervously east, some help is arriving from the Wisconsin Geolog


New Michigan 'Move Over Law' takes effect

Wakefield — The Michigan State Police issued a legal update on its “Move Over Law” to expand the law from all emergency vehicles to now include snowplows, garbage trucks, wrecker, utility vehicles and any road maintenance vehicles that are parked stationary on the side of the road parked with flashi


Ironwood woman sent to jail for animal cruelty

GOGEBIC COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - An Ironwood woman arrested for a large number of animals not being properly cared for under her care was sentenced Tuesday in Gogebic County Circuit Court.


Hurley student honored for scout project

Hurley - The Hurley school presented a plaque made by Northwood Manufacturing to Trevor Lesch Thursday for planting trees at the school for his project to become an Eagle Scout.


People in Michigan Are Betting on When a Decrepit Saturn Will Break Through Ice

Michiganders from the upper peninsula—also known as as Yoopers—have me scratching my head today, as I just learned via Michigan news site MLive that a Rotary club is putting on a contest asking people to guess when a 1998 Saturn SL will break through ice and fall into a lake. And there’s even a live


Peoria Police, U.S. Marshals arrest Michigan man on fugitive warrant

PEORIA — Members of the Peoria Police Department Target Offender Unit in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force on Thursday arrested a man accused of hitting a 12-year-old on a bike in Michigan last month.


Crystal meth seized in Ironwood

IRONWOOD, Mich (WLUC) - A 52-year-old ironwood man is facing drug charges following a drug bust. He was arrested after officers executed a search warrant in the City of Ironwood. Police say they found crystal meth, prescription drugs and cash.


Bessemer DDA matches funds for marketing grant

Bessemer — Members of Bessemer’s downtown development authority voted Thursday to commit $2,000 toward a mini-marketing grant that they hope will help them to attract new residents to the city.


91 Dogs Flown to Michigan For Chance at Life and Love on Valentine’s Day

Ninety-one dogs from the West Coast were welcomed to Michigan shelters on Valentine's Day. The Detroit Free Press reports that after a six-hour flight from Fresno, California, an airplane full of pups arrived at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti on Thursday, February 14.