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School Closures for 2/12/16

The following schools are closed Friday, February 12, 2016: AuTrain Onota Munising Munising Baptist
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Two-vehicle accident in Sands Township

SANDS TOWNSHIP, MI-- A Gwinn woman was taken to the hospital after she was involved in a crash on M-553 Thursday morning. Marquette County Sheriff’s deputies say the incident happened around 9:10 a.m. just north of County Road 480 in Sands Township. Amanda Buck, 25, of Gwinn was northbound when her pickup started sliding sideways across the southbound lane. The truck’s passenger side was struck by a vehicle driven by Su Hausmann, 68, of Gwinn. Buck was taken to UPHS Marquette for treatment of...
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MENOMINEE, MI (AP)--   Faculty and student researchers from Michigan Technological University believe they have figured out how a large crack opened in the ground more five years ago near the Michigan-Wisconsin border. 

Since the Upper Peninsula isn't known for its earthquakes, the university's researchers have been studying the 360-foot long crack in Menominee in an effort to determine what caused it in October 2010.

BREITUNG TOWNSHIP, MI (AP)--   Authorities say a male cougar that was found dead along a road in Michigan's Upper Peninsula had been caught in a snare.  

First Lt. Pete Wright of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources says the cougar's carcass should have been taken to a DNR office. Instead, officials say it may have been thrown from the back of a vehicle. Investigators want to know whether it was caught accidentally or on purpose.

A jury in New York has convicted NYPD Officer Peter Liang of manslaughter over his shooting of an unarmed black man in a dark stairwell in 2014. Liang, who was a rookie at the time, was also faulted for not aiding his victim.

The verdict was announced Thursday night; soon after, the NYPD announced that Liang has officially been fired from the police force.

Here's now member station WNYC describes the events of November 2014:

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Just 48 hours after his landslide win in New Hampshire, Bernie Sanders was in Milwaukee, Wis., reminding everyone how far he had come in his quest for the presidency — and perhaps realizing how far he still has to go.

The following schools are closed Friday, February 12, 2016: 

AuTrain Onota

Munising

Munising Baptist

In September of last year, a Flint pediatrician released stark findings about her city: the percentage of children age 5 and under with elevated levels of lead in their blood had nearly doubled since the city switched its water source a year and a half earlier.

The superintendent of Flint Community Schools, Bilal Tawwab, was listening. Even small amounts of lead can affect children's behavior and intelligence over time. With that in mind, he decided to keep the city's water out of his schools.

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