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Ishpeming man arrested for possession of child sexually abusive material

ISHPEMING, Mich. (WLUC) - An Ishpeming man has been arrested for Possession of Child Sexually Abusive Material. The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested 66-year-old Rodney Thomas Wallberg on March 21st, following an investigati


Farmers market: Changes in Marquette’s downtown gathering set

MARQUETTE — The Downtown Marquette Farmers Marquette is bringing something new to the table by offering an evening market every Wednesday from June 12 to Sept. 25 at the Marquette Commons from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Marquette goes nearly 200 straight days with temps under 60 degrees

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — The National Weather Service says the Upper Peninsula city of Marquette has set a chilly record by going nearly 200 straight days without the temperature reaching at least 60 degrees.


Jonathan Robertson is out on bond on all charges

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - A Marquette area doctor charged for exchanging narcotics for sexual favors is now out on bond. Jonathan Roberston posted bond last Thursday the 18th on 10 percent of $25,000 for two of his charges. The bonds on the rest of his charges were personal recognizance bonds.


Jury convicts Michigan deer hunter who said he didn’t need license due to ‘laws of nature’

ONTONAGON, MI – It took an Upper Peninsula jury just 10 minutes to convict a hunter who said he didn’t need a hunting license because of the “laws of nature.”. According to the Associated Press, 68-year-old Ron Ehinger of Ewen was charged with two counts of taking an antlered deer with 8 points or m


Michigan cracking down on companies that avoid paying full wages, overtime & taxes

(WXYZ) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and state legislators are cracking down on companies that misclassify workers to avoid paying full wages, overtime and taxes. According to a Michigan State University study , payroll fraud robs those workers and Michigan taxpayers of hundreds of million


Mobile food truck coming to Ishpeming

ISHPEMING -- The Feeding American Mobile Food truck will be distributing food at the Ishpeming VFW parking lot, Thursday May 2, 2019, starting at 10:00 a.m. Please bring a sturdy container and someone to help if you cannot carry 50 pounds of food. Anyone is eligible.


MI WFO MARQUETTE Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

WFO MARQUETTE Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Tuesday, April 23, 2019. ...The National Weather Service in Marquette is continuing the Flood. Advisory for the Sturgeon River near Nahma Junction in Delta.


"Operation Final Countdown" catches 12 non-compliant sex offenders in southeast Michigan sweep

DETROIT (FOX 2) - Michigan State Police had a busy week last week. Sweeping through southeast Michigan during "Operation Final Countdown," they arrested 12 non-compliant sex offenders.


Michigan State Police tweet warning signs for terrorism

At this time, there is no connection to Michigan with the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, according to the Michigan State Police (MSP) Metro-Detroit Post. The death toll in Sri Lanka reached 290 after several blasts hit churches and hotels across the country Sunday, April 21, Easter Sunday. Police s


Car Drives Off Lake Shore Drive, Into Lake Michigan: Cops

Authorities were searching Lake Michigan after a car drove off Lake Shore Drive and into the water, police said. The car was driving Monday in the 6200 block of South Lake Shore Drive about 9 p.m., Chicago police said. Chicago police marine units were responding to the area to try and help.


New visitor guide website launched for West End of Marquette County

Ishpeming MI – The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce has launched a new comprehensive visitor guide website: VisitTheWestEnd.com. Visit the West End is a one-stop resource for visitors (and locals) to see all that the West End has to offer. It includes restaurants, retail shops, at


Michigan father intentionally shot son, 2, in face with shotgun: prosecutors

A Michigan father intentionally shot his 2-year-old son in the face during a heated argument with the boy’s mother last Tuesday, prosecutors said. Michael Christopher Glance, 32, faces multiple felony charges in connection with the April 16 shooting of his son.


Michigan Lottery: Woman plans to buy new house after winning $1M on scratch off ticket

A St. Joseph County woman is still in disbelief after winning $1 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s Millionaire Maker instant game. “I bought the ticket while I was at the grocery store and decided to scratch it before I left,” said the 37-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous. “When I


Michigan Woman Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail for Running Over Son

A woman in Michigan has been sentenced to 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to running over her 9-year-old son after he refused to go to school. In Dec. 2018, 36-year-old Tiffany Kosakowski dropped her son Julian off at his elementary school in Belmont, Michigan. Instead of going inside with the


Michigan man who impersonated mom stole $175K from Social Security

DETROIT - A man who impersonated his late mother's voice has pleaded guilty to illegally collecting $175,000 in Social Security benefits for nearly 16 years. Frank Johnson apparently fooled the Social Security Administration with the impersonation in 2013. But he admits a similar attempt in 2017 fai


Company cancels plans for wind farm with 49 turbines in Michigan’s UP

Plans calling for a wind farm featuring 49 turbines in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula have been called off due to multiple delays in the planning stages, among other reasons. The Associated Press reports that Renewable Energy Systems will not pursue its wind farm it had planned for L’Anse Township in Ba


3 Michigan men allegedly caught with 80 walleye, far more than legal limit: report

Authorities in Michigan said they nabbed three Grand Rapids area men Thursday who were driving with 80 walleye in a vehicle—which is 65 over the state limit, according to reports.


Michigan adoption agency reverses LGBT policy

LANSING, Mich. - A major faith-based foster care and adoption contractor for the state of Michigan said Monday it will place children in LGBT homes, reversing course following a recent legal settlement.


Partridge Creek Farm celebrates Earth Day

ISHPEMING, Mich. (WLUC) - Partridge Creek Farm celebrated Earth Day Monday along with other non-profit and volunteer groups. The Elks Lodge in Ishpeming was the site for the event.