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Zintman sentenced for murder

MARQUETTE, MI-- A Forsyth Township man found guilty of killing his girlfriend by arson has been sentenced. On Tuesday Steven Zintman, 46, was given life in prison without the possibility of parole for murder and first-degree arson. The May, 2014 fire on Valkyrie Street in Sawyer killed Zintman’s girlfriend, Sally Plume. Zintman and his son were able to get out of the home in time. Zintman intends to file an appeal.
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Dickinson County man wanted on domestic violence charge

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI-- The Iron Mountain Police Department is looking for a man accused of domestic assault. A warrant has been issued for Matthew Childers, 25, for domestic violence, second offense. The assault allegedly happened in the city in October. Officers say after the first incident of assault was reported a second incident involving Childers occurred. Anyone with information regarding Childers’ whereabouts is asked to call Iron Mountain Police at 774-1234.
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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.

Consumers seeking health policies with the most freedom in choosing doctors and hospitals are finding far fewer of those plans on the insurance marketplaces. And the premiums are rising faster than for other types of coverage.

DETROIT, MI (AP)--   The USS Milwaukee littoral combat ship is stopping in Detroit en route to duty in the South China Sea.  

The ship is scheduled to dock at the Port of Detroit on Wednesday afternoon and depart the next day. The USS Milwaukee is a sister ship to the USS Detroit, which will be commissioned in Detroit next year.

The USS Milwaukee was commissioned Saturday in Milwaukee. After the Detroit stop the ship will travel through the St. Lawrence Seaway to the East Coast, then south to the Panama Canal to reach its home port of San Diego.

Four days after security levels were raised over a possible terrorist attack, the Belgian capital remains on high alert — but schools, businesses and subway stations are reopening to the public.

Police and soldiers were standing guard as life in Brussels returns to something like normal, reports NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton:

Time was in America that stores routinely closed on Thanksgiving Day. People sent Thanksgiving greeting cards, people donned odd costumes and schools and communities staged elaborate parades and Thanksgiving pageants in which Native Americans and pilgrims gathered together and smiled and waved.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Fiat Chrysler and Michigan have reached a deal so the automaker must invest $1 

billion in Michigan facilities to qualify for a maximum of $1.93 billion in tax credits over the next 15 years.

The Michigan Strategic Fund approved the amended tax agreement Tuesday. It's the second deal with one of the Detroit Three carmakers as Gov. Rick Snyder tries to get a handle on billions in business tax credits for which the state is liable.

Many of the credits were issued during the recession to keep auto jobs in Michigan.

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One of two crew members survived the shooting down of a Russian warplane by Turkey on Tuesday, Russian officials say, and was rescued by a Syrian commando unit in an operation that ended early Wednesday.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Extra State Police patrols are coming to Michigan roads and highways over the Thanksgiving holiday period.  

Troopers on Wednesday will start high-visibility enforcement that will focus on impaired driving, seat belt use, careless driving and speeding.

The annual crackdown runs through Sunday.

Officials say Thanksgiving is Michigan's second deadliest holiday in terms of traffic crashes. Six people were killed last year during the Thanksgiving holiday period.

Over Thanksgiving 2013, a dozen deaths resulted from crashes.

How To Talk To Kids About Thanksgiving

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You know the drill: Trace your hand, then add the details. Two feet, a beak, a single eyeball. Color it in, and voila! Hand becomes turkey.

You know the rest too: The Pilgrims fled England and landed on Plymouth Rock. The Native Americans there, the Wampanoag, taught them to farm the land. In 1621, they sat down together for a thanksgiving feast, and we've been celebrating it ever since.

It's a lesson many remember from childhood, but the story has some problems.

TRAVERSE CITY, MI (AP)--   A group of scientists is taking issue with colleagues who want the federal government to remove gray wolves in the Great Lakes region from the endangered species list.  

Twenty-six biologists who favor lifting protections from wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin made their case last week in a letter to U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. The department has tried to drop wolves from the list but has been overruled by courts in lawsuits from animal protection groups.