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Tractor trailer causes multiple-vehicle crash in Marquette

MARQUETTE, MI-- A tractor trailer hit a line of vehicles in Marquette Monday afternoon, causing a chain reaction of crashes. City Police say around 12:37 a line of vehicles eastbound on Wright Street was stopped near the Industrial Parkway intersection to let several bicyclists cross the street. A tandem tractor trailer approaching the vehicles was unable to stop and struck the last car in line, causing a series of crashes. Three people were taken to UP Health System Marquette for various...
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Investigation into Harris burning vehicle, death continues

HARRIS TOWNSHIP, MI-- A Wilson man has died from injuries he sustained in a burning vehicle in Menominee County Friday. The Hannahville Tribal Police Department says officers found the vehicle on fire near the Sweetgrass Golf Course around 12:10. David Tovar, 45, got out of the vehicle, but had been badly burned. Tovar was airlifted to UP Health System Marquette, then transferred to a hospital in Ann Arbor, but succumbed to his injuries. Officials believe the case is a suicide, but police...
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LANSING, MI (AP)--   Law enforcement officials in Michigan say stepped-up drunken driving patrols during the end of the summer led to hundreds of arrests.  

The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning says Monday that officers from police departments, sheriff's offices and state police posts arrested 351 drunken drivers and issued 2,630 seat belt and child restraint citations during the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" crackdown.

The stepped up drunken driving and seat belt enforcement began Aug. 21 and ran through the Labor Day holiday weekend.

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LANSING, MI (AP)--   Officials say an exotic insect called the Swede midge has turned up in Michigan for the first time, posing a danger to some vegetable crops.  

While in the larval stage, the Swede midge feeds on the growing tip of "cruciferous" plants, which include cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower. It causes swelling and distortion of young tissues and severely damages the plants.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development says the pest has been found in five organic production fields in Sanilac County.

TRAVERSE CITY, MI (AP)--   A federal appeals court has ordered the government to rewrite regulations of ballast water discharges from ships, one of the leading culprits in the spread of invasive species across U.S. waterways. 

The ruling Monday by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals came in a lawsuit filed by environmental groups against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

WAKEFIELD, MI--   A Wisconsin man has been arrested on a felony warrant after he was stopped for a traffic violation in Wakefield.   

With Turkey saying that Russian military aircraft violated its airspace twice this weekend, NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says of the trespass, "This is unacceptable." Stoltenberg has said he doubts Russia's explanation that it was an accident.

At issue, most recently, is the Turkish military's allegation that on Sunday, "a MiG-29 plane of unidentified nationality for five minutes and 40 seconds kept two Turkish F-16 planes on its radar as potential targets," reports the Russian news agency Tass.

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Two scientists from Canada and Japan have won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 for opening "a new realm in particle physics," the Nobel Prize committee says. Working far apart, both Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald showed how neutrinos shift identities like chameleons in space.

Even though President Obama has not yet released details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership announced Monday, supporters and opponents are making their voices heard — at full volume.

Business leaders and interest groups hope their impassioned pleas will sway Congress, which must vote on the proposed deal next year.

This is what the cheers sounded like: