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Man dies in Houghton County motorcyle crash

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP, MI-- A Houghton man has been killed in a motorcycle accident. State Police from the Calumet Post say the incident happened Sunday around 5:30 p.m. in Portage Township between Dodgeville and Huron Town. James Mewborn, 52, was test-driving a 2001 Kawasaki when he apparently suffered a medical emergency. The bike ran off the roadway and struck a ditch. Troopers say neither speed nor alcohol appear to be factors in the crash. The Houghton Police Department, Michigan Tech Public...
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Sale of land to Marenisco Township approved by DNR

MARENISCO TOWNSHIP, MI-- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is selling six acres of land at the Presque Isle River Dam flooding area to Marenisco Township. The DNR spent $126,000 to replace corroded gates at the dam and repair a steel beam that broke in spring 2013 flooding. The Michigan Department of Conservation built the dam on the West Branch of the Presque Isle River in 1958 to provide waterfowl and fish habitat. The Gogebic County Board managed the dam. But in 2002 it failed...
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Donald Trump got his start in real estate and over the years he's owned and sold many of New York City's great buildings, including the Plaza Hotel and the St. Moritz.

His image as a developer endures, even though these days, Trump's real estate holdings are surprisingly sparse.

Ever since his presidential campaign took off, the Trump buildings have become full-blown New York City tourist attractions.

Tour guide Ned Callon recently led a group of French and Chinese tourists as they snapped selfies beneath an oversized gold "TRUMP" sign at 40 Wall Street.

Though they were not victorious in Sunday's Little League World Series title game, the Red Land Little League Team received a hero's welcome from fans in Lewisberry, Pa., Sunday night.

They lined the streets, cheered and waved signs for a team that still owns the bragging rights to the title "United States champions," which they won on Saturday. But the next day, Red Land came up short in a tension-filled Little League World Series title game — jumping out to an eight-run lead but ultimately losing 18-11 to Japan.

A longtime federal judge struggled Monday over what constitutes justice for members of one of Washington, D.C.'s most notorious drug rings.

Senior U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth pressed a public defender about the fate of Melvin Butler, a man who helped flood the city with cocaine that contributed to waves of violence in the late 1980s.

"You're saying that I can't consider the fact that he was one of the biggest drug dealers in the history of our city?" the judge asked. "Congress has tied my hands and I can't consider that?"

After a last-ditch effort to reach a settlement in the legal dispute over the NFL's four-game suspension of quarterback Tom Brady, a federal judge says he'll issue his ruling on Brady's appeal on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

On Monday morning, Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell attended discussions about a possible settlement. But after it became clear that the two sides don't intend to give ground, District Judge Richard Berman held a brief hearing to announce that he'll rule on the case early this week.

Police in Thailand are looking for two new suspects, a woman and a man, in connection with a bombing in Bangkok that left 20 dead.

Michael Sullivan filed this report from Thailand for Newscast:

MARENISCO TOWNSHIP, MI--   The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is selling six acres of land at the Presque Isle River Dam flooding area to Marenisco Township.  

The DNR spent $126,000 to replace corroded gates at the dam and repair a steel beam that broke in spring 2013 flooding. 

The Michigan Department of Conservation built the dam on the West Branch of the Presque Isle River in 1958 to provide waterfowl and fish habitat.  The Gogebic County Board managed the dam.  But in 2002 it failed during spring runoff and the DNR resumed responsibility for the dam. 

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Houghton man has been killed in a motorcycle accident.   

State Police from the Calumet Post say the incident happened Sunday around 5:30 p.m. in Portage Township between Dodgeville and Huron Town.  James Mewborn, 52, was test-driving a 2001 Kawasaki when he apparently suffered a medical emergency.  The bike ran off the roadway and struck a ditch. 

Troopers say neither speed nor alcohol appear to be factors in the crash. 

The Houghton Police Department, Michigan Tech Public Safety, and Huron Town Fire Department assisted at the scene.  

Will Smith from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was my first American friend. Ours was an unlikely friendship: a shy Indian kid, fresh off the boat, with big glasses and a thick accent, and a high school b-ball player from West Philadelphia, chillin' out maxin' and relaxin' all cool. And yet, I was with Will all the way, unnerved when he accidentally gave Carlton speed, shaken when he got shot in Season 5, and deeply embarrassed every time he wiped out in front of Veronica.

DETROIT, MI (AP)--   The Michigan criminal justice system could be headed for an extraordinary shift after the appeals court said juries have the power to sentence teens convicted of murder.  

The court recently said juries not judges must decide whether someone under 18 gets life in prison without parole. If juries feel that punishment doesn't fit, judges would then order a term of years.

The St. Clair County prosecutor says an appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court is certain.

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