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Human remains found in Munising Township identified

MUNISING TOWNSHIP, MI-- Michigan State Police have identified human remains found in Alger County a month ago. Hunters discovered the remains October 30 in Munising Township. Dental records indicate the deceased is Victor Wayne Salo, 40. Salo had not previously been reported as missing because his family says he lived a transient lifestyle and they hadn’t seen him in two years. Salo was believed to have been camping near the site where his remains were found. Due to the advanced decomposition...
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Gas prices fall 23 cents in past week to $1.81

DEARBORN, MI (AP)-- AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have decreased by about 12 cents in the past week. The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $1.81 per gallon on Sunday. That's about $1.06 less than it was at the same point last year. The last time the average statewide gas price was at the $1.81 mark was Feb. 25, 2009. The lowest average price was about $1.71 per gallon in the Saginaw, Bay City and Midland areas, while...
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Submit your car donation form by December 31st and you can still claim a 2015 deduction even if your car has not yet been picked up or sold.

ESCANABA, MI--   Delta County’s drug problem is growing, and officials are holding a forum to discuss the issue. 

The Tuesday event is sponsored by the Delta County Task Force Against Substance Abuse, a group of community leaders that has two goals: to make the public aware of the problem and offer treatment action plans to those who seek it. 

Prosecutor Phil Strom says the region has seen an increase in the use of meth, buprenorphine, and heroin.  He says in 2016 the county will offer different initiatives that address substance abuse beyond enforcement of the law. 

Providence is considered by many to be the finest restaurant in Los Angeles, a gourmet seafood eatery run by chef Michael Cimarusti. He's won several James Beard awards and two highly coveted Michelin stars. He is also a fisherman who is piloting a program to support local, small-scale fishermen.

Authorities have arrested a man in connection with the online threat that prompted the University of Chicago to cancel Monday classes at its main campus.

Turkish authorities rounded up some 1,300 migrants on Monday whom they said were planning to sail to Greece. The crackdown came a day after Turkey reached an agreement with the leaders from the European Union to stem the flow of migrants.

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The jurors who will be chosen to hear the first case against a police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore will be anonymous, at least for now.

A judge has ruled that their identities can be shielded from the public. That practice is controversial, but not unheard of in high-profile cases.

The International Monetary Fund says it will add the Chinese renminbi to its basket of reserve currencies, a significant milestone in China's long campaign to be recognized as a global economic power.

The decision means that the renminbi, also known as the yuan, will join the U.S. dollar, the Japanese yen, the Euro and the British pound as one of the currencies that the IMF uses to denominate its loans.


Topics in contemporary native American studies are reviewed as Northern Michigan University prepares to roll out a new academic major.