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Negaunee woman trapped after rollover crash

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI-- A woman had to be extricated from her vehicle, following a rollover accident in Negaunee Township. Sheriff’s deputies say the crash happened Wednesday around 7:10 p.m. on North Road. A Dodge Caravan driven by Joni Heino, 20, of Negaunee was southbound when she lost control of the vehicle rounding a curve. The caravan left the roadway, rolled over, and came to rest on its roof. Heino became trapped, upside-down, in her seat belt, but was uninjured. The Marquette County...
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Belt leaving Marquette Fire Department

MARQUETTE, MI-- Marquette Fire Chief Tom Belt is retiring. He’s been a firefighter for 41 years, and served as chief for the past 21. Belt will leave his post at the end of the year. Ian Davis, Fire Inspector for the Marquette Fire Department, has been suggested to the city manager as a replacement for Belt.
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A former aide to Hillary Clinton said he will invoke his fifth amendment right to remain silent and not answer questions from Congress.

The aide, Bryan Pagliano, helped set up Clinton's private email server. Clinton has faced months of scrutiny for using her home server and a private email address to conduct State Department business.

The Select Committee on Benghazi had asked Pagliano, a former State Department employee to field questions next week. His lawyer has declined, sending a letter to Congress citing the negative political environment.

DETROIT, MI (AP)--   The lone survivor of a 1966 Great Lakes shipwreck has died of cancer. Dennis Hale was 75.  

Barb Hale tells the Detroit Free Press that her husband died Wednesday in Ashtabula, Ohio. She says he was an "inspiration to many."

In November 1966, Hale was among 29 crew members on the Daniel J. Morrell, a freighter that broke in two during severe weather on Lake Huron, off Port Hope, Michigan.

Hale and three other men climbed into a raft. He was rescued after 38 hours but the others froze to death.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   The state has approved Michigan Energy Assistance Program grants totaling $89.5 million for 13 organizations to help low-income residents.  

The Michigan Agency for Energy, working with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, says Wednesday the funding is for the fiscal year that starts in October.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette Fire Chief Tom Belt is retiring. 

He’s been a firefighter for 41 years, and served as chief for the past 21.  Belt will leave his post at the end of the year. 

Ian Davis, Fire Inspector for the Marquette Fire Department, has been suggested to the city manager as a replacement for Belt.  

China today sent mixed signals about its military and strategic aims – at once parading tanks, missiles and precision-drilled soldiers through the streets of Beijing even as President Xi Jinping announced there would be 300,000 fewer troops by 2018.

Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk who has been in the national spotlight for refusing to hand out marriage licenses, will appear before a federal judge this morning for a hearing on whether she should be held in contempt.

The plaintiffs in the case have asked the federal judge to fine Davis until she starts issuing marriage licenses again.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Marquette Township will have a new supervisor come October 1. 

Board trustee Lyn Durant is taking the spot being vacated by Dennis Liimatta, who resigned Tuesday night.  He’s moving downstate to be closer to family. 

Durant has served on the board for seven years.  Officials say they wanted someone who was familiar with the township and its operations to become the new supervisor, instead of training in someone new. 

Durant is co-owner of the Cedar Motor Inn.  

HANCOCK, MI--   Finlandia University’s incoming class is 25 percent larger than last year, and represents the second year in a row of increased student numbers.  

The 287-student incoming group is the second largest in the school’s history. 

Overall enrollment at Finlandia is up almost nine percent from last year, at 536 students.  The population of dormitory Finlandia Hall has increased almost 20 percent and contains more students than at any other time. 

Classes at Finlandia began August 24.  

Only a tiny fraction of the growing number of people with health savings accounts invests the money in their accounts in the financial markets, a recent study finds. The vast majority leave their contributions in savings accounts instead where the money may earn lower returns.

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