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Marquette hospital plans moving forward

MARQUETTE, MI-- Officials with U.P. Health System Marquette updated city officials on plans for a new hospital on Baraga Avenue. UPHS Market President Jim Bogan told the City Commission Monday night the 265-bed building will cost more than $300 million to construct. Groundbreaking is set for May 1 of next year, and should take about 28 months to complete. Completion is scheduled for early 2018. Bogan says UPHS is moving forward with finalizing the purchase agreement, site approval, and making...
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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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Jen Welter, an athlete and sports psychologist, will become an NFL coach, in what is believed to be a first. The Arizona Cardinals have hired Welter to coach the team's inside linebackers during this summer's training camp and preseason.

"I am honored to be a part of this amazing team," Welter said in a tweet Monday night. She thanked the Cardinals and its head coach, Bruce Arians.

Scott Pelley earnestly delivers the news.

Jimmy Fallon slow jams the news.

Jamestown, Virginia — the first successful English colony in North America — was a difficult place, to say the least. Most of the colonists who came in 1607 died shortly thereafter.

Now archaeologists have discovered the remains of some of the colony's first leaders — Jamestown's elite.

"Well, if I ever ran for office, I'd do better as a Democrat than as a Republican," Donald Trump told Playboy in 1990. "And that's not because I'd be more liberal, because I'm conservative. But the working guy would elect me. He likes me."

Joyce Mitchell, the Clinton Correctional Facility worker who was charged last month with aiding two convicted killers' escape, has pleaded guilty after reaching a deal with prosecutors.

Mitchell, 51, was an instructor in the tailor shop at the prison in northern New York — a position that officials say allowed her to pass tools such as hacksaw blades and a screwdriver to prisoner Richard Matt.

Jia Jia, a giant panda living at an amusement park in Hong Kong, celebrated her 37th birthday on Tuesday and, along with it, broke two Guinness World Records.

Jia Jia became the oldest giant panda ever living in captivity and the oldest giant panda currently living in captivity.

CNN reports that a Guinness representative was on hand at Ocean Park to congratulate Jia Jia. Blythe Ryan Fitzwilliam said Jia Jia had achieved "an amazing longevity achievement."

Here's a bit of good news for Medicare, the popular government program that's turning 50 this week. Older Americans on Medicare are spending less time in the hospital; they're living longer; and the cost of a typical hospital stay has actually come down over the past 15 years, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Group starts process to sue US agency over pipeline plans

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DETROIT, MI (AP)--   A conservation organization has begun the process required for it to sue the U.S. Transportation department, saying the agency has failed to require pipeline owners to come up with safety response plans for worst-case oil spills. 

The National Wildlife Federation said it filed the required "intent to sue" notice Tuesday through certified mail to the agency.

It says the Transportation Department has not come up with requirements or given approval of response plans for inland water pipelines as required by the 1990 Oil Pollution Act.

Death of WI trooper prompts better police communication

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MARINETTE COUNTY, WI (AP)--   Officials from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are trying to improve their communication after a Wisconsin state trooper was killed earlier this year. 

Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the agencies plan to meet this week.

Twitter has started taking down jokes for copyright infringement. The removals were first spotted by @PlagiarismBad, which traced the takedown notices to Olga Lexell, a freelance writer in Los Angeles.