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Ore to Shore needs people power

MARQUETTE, MI-- Officials with the 2015 Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic are looking for volunteers. This year’s event takes place August 8. People are needed for every aspect of the race—from registration to the awards ceremony, from Negaunee to Marquette. Officials say it’s a great way to get the community involved in a fun experience. Online volunteer registration is at Volunteer Spot. Click here. You can also call 906-869-4054 or send an e-mail to oretoshore@gmail.com.
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Accused embezzler sentenced in Ontonagon

ONTONAGON, MI-- An Ontonagon woman has been sentenced for embezzling funds from Aspirus Physical Therapy Center. Kelly Roehm, 53, was arrested in January on a charge of embezzlement greater than $1,000 and less than $20,000 from a non-profit or charitable organization. She pleaded guilty to embezzlement less than $200. Roehm was sentenced Monday to 15 days in jail with credit for one day served, one year of probation, 24 hours of community service, and restitution, the amount of which has yet...
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ESCANABA, MI--   An Escanaba man has been sentenced for crashing his vehicle into a Bark River electric pole in April.  

Ryan Lucier, 20, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and driving on a suspended license.  He was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail on the first charge and 93 days in jail on the second. 

Lucier was already on probation at the time of the accident.  He faces another charge in Marquette.

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MARQUETTE, MI--   Officials with the 2015 Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic are looking for volunteers. 

This year’s event takes place August 8.  People are needed for every aspect of the race—from registration to the awards ceremony, from Negaunee to Marquette.

Officials say it’s a great way to get the community involved in a fun experience.

Online volunteer registration is at Volunteer Spot.  Click here.

You can also call 906-869-4054 or send an e-mail to oretoshore@gmail.com.   

Officials in Waller County, Texas, have released more jailhouse video that they say dispels some of the conspiracy theories surrounding the case of Sandra Bland, who was found hanged in her cell two weeks ago.

Her death was ruled a suicide by a medical examiner but her family says she was not suicidal.

NPR's Martin Kaste filed this report for our Newscast unit:

President Obama was giving the final speech of his Africa tour, offering a critique of the young democracies on that continent, singling out the all-too-typical practice of leaders overstaying their terms in office.

"When a leader tries to change the rules in the middle of the game just to stay in office, it risks instability and strife," Obama said, aware that the president of Burundi, seated nearby, had recently defied that country's two-term limit.

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"I have a hard time saying this with a straight face but I will: You can teleport a single atom from one place to another," says Chris Monroe, a biophysicist at the University of Maryland.

His lab's setup in a university basement looks nothing like the slick transporters that rearrange atoms and send them some place else on Star Trek. Instead, a couple million dollars' worth of lasers, mirrors and lenses lay sprawled across a 20-foot table.

'Location Is Everything' In Tribal Casino Dispute

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Fewer than 20 miles north of Portland, Ore., off Interstate 5 in southwest Washington state, sits a 150-acre former dairy farm. The Cowlitz Indian Tribe eyed the grassy field as the future home of a casino, and a developer purchased the land for the tribe more than a decade ago.

"It will be a very good attraction for the whole community here, drawing thousands of people daily but also providing thousands of jobs," says Bill Iyall, the Cowlitz tribal chairman.

Juvenile justice reformers have tried for years to figure out what works to help rehabilitate youth in trouble, and a recent shift away from locking kids up has been at the forefront of reform efforts. One of the most common alternatives to incarceration is to order kids directly into probation, instead of juvenile hall.

But the goals of these alternative approaches don't always match the reality — and disproportionately impact youth of color.

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