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Two sentenced to life in Valliere murder case
A 12-personIron Countyjury deliberated for about an hour and a half before finding Joseph Lussier, 27, and Richard Allen, 28, guilty of murder with the use of a gun and hiding a corpse in the Dec. 22 shooting death in a remote area on Swamp Creek Road nearMercer.
Prosecution claims dog cage used as punishment in child abuse case
Matthew James LaPlant, 31, is charged with one count of first degree child abuse, two counts of second degree child abuse and one count of unlawful imprisonment. All four counts are felonies, with first degree child abuse carrying a potential maximum sentence of up to life in prison.
Truck destroys traffic light in Wakefield
Wakefieldcity worker Dave Semenak, who happened to be in the vicinity, quickly sprang into action picking up pieces of debris. He also immediately got a hold of the Michigan Department of Transportation.
Two killers sentenced to life without parole
According to the criminal complaint, the five suspects and the victim were riding around in a van, and at one point, everyone got out and started to beat Valliere up.
Prison closure could be hard blow to local economy
MARENISCO, Mich. (WLUC) -Michigan Department of Corrections announced they will close Ojibway Correctional Facility December 1."The reality is, December 1 people are going to be without a job, so we have got to get those people to work. No matter where they are going to go we have got to make sure t
Off-duty deputy saves man from near drowning incident
The two men then took off in the man’s direction where they discovered he was clinging to a jet ski that was quickly taking on water and ready to sink. Elias and Erickson were able to attach a rope to the jet ski and bring it, and the man, to shore safely.
Kimball man appears in court on threat count
HURLEY — An 81-year-old Kimball, Wis., man who is charged with making a terroristic threat appeared inIron CountyCourt Monday morning.
Ojibway prison to close Dec. 1
Gogebic CountyBoard of Commissioners Chair George Peterson, ofWatersmeet, said Tuesday the news came as quite a blow.
Township board approves road measure for ballot
The measure — which was originally passed four years ago — seeks to continuing using one mill township voters pay, “solely for the purpose of maintaining township roads,” according to the resolution the board passed.
Investigation leads to arrest in Ewen Michigan - ABC 10/CW 5
ONTONAGON COUNTY — On August 13, 2018 detectives assigned to the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET), as well as agents from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (ATF) conducted an investigation in Ewen, Michigan.
State to close prison in Gogebic County
The department will attempt to absorb as many staff as possible into vacancies the MDOC currently has throughout the system, including the approximately 700 corrections officer vacancies. MDOC also has committed to working with the Department of Talent and Economic Development and Michigan Works! ag
Silver Alert issued for 73-year-old man who never returned to northern Wisconsin campsite
IRON COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Silver Alert has been issued for a 73-year-old man who went missing from a campsite in Hurley, Wisconsin.
Testimony ends Friday in Iron County murder trial
Joseph Lussier, 27, and Allen, 28, are charged with murder and hiding a corpse in the shooting death on Dec. 22 in a remote area nearMercer. The body was found on New Year’s day.
Man arraigned in high-speed chase
John Wesley Gunderman Jr., 52, is charged with operating while intoxicated, attempted fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, refusal of a breath test, expired registration, no insurance and three counts of resisting and obstructing officers.
Suspect held on $100,000 bond in Cadotte homicide
An Odanah man is being held in the Ashland County jail in lieu of a $100,000 cash bond on first-degree intentional homicide charges in the death of Shane A. Cadotte, also of Odanah.Brian M. Nelis, 40, 48715 Birch Hill Road, was arrested without incident Friday and had a bail hearing the same day.He
Ironwood woman arrested for animal cruelty after 35 animals found in home
IRONWOOD, Mich. (WLUC) -On Tuesday, August 7th, an Ironwood woman was arrested in Gogebic County for a large number of animals not being properly cared for.
Defendant's brother offers tearful testimony in Iron murder trial
Hurley— The fourth day of the murder trial against two Lac du Flambeau, Wis., tribal members ended with emotional testimony of the brother of one of the defendants.
Silver Alert: Joseph Swinford, last seen in Ironwood, Mich.
A statewide Silver Alert has been activated for Joseph Swinfold, 73, who was last seen in Ironwood, Michigan.
Woman arraigned on animal cruelty charges
On the afternoon of Tuesday, Aug. 7, Crystal Marie Lotzer, 37, of Ironwood was taken into custody and lodged at the Gogebic County Jail facing a misdemeanor and a felony charge. While following up on an investigation, the Gogebic County Sheriff’s animal control officer found several animals that wer
Gogebic County Fair kicks off
In the evening, dancers from Bethany Ann Hellen Studios were scheduled to perform; after which, a teen dance and the annual high school challenge were also planned.