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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.

Syrian Refugee Helps Feed Germany's Homeless

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This year I'm having two Thanksgivings.

But neither of them will be at home with my family. I've been in the Peace Corps since October of 2014, stationed in Ghana's Northern Region. On Thursday, I'll spend the day in northern Ghana with three friends, also Peace Corps volunteers. We plan to indulge ourselves by buying a few fried chicken legs from a roadside stand.

Got cranberries? How about squash and pumpkin pie? These favorites would not be as bountiful without bees and other wild pollinators.

Honey bees were first imported into the American colonies by early European settlers, who recognized their value in producing fruits and other crops.

Is it finally time to get rid of the penny? The question was put to the top currency official in the country this week after comedian John Oliver took a swing at pennies on his TV show.

"Two percent of Americans admitted to regularly throwing pennies in the garbage, which means the U.S. Mint is spending millions to make garbage," Oliver said.

A half-century ago, 40 bishops from around the world gathered in an ancient Roman church and signed a pledge to forsake worldly goods and live like the neediest among their flock.

They were in Rome for the Second Vatican Council in 1965, the deliberations that opened the Catholic Church to the modern world.

The bishops' all but forgotten pledge, known as the Pact of the Catacombs, has gained new resonance with Pope Francis' vision of a church for the poor.

Thousands of Americans are again searching for health insurance after losing it for 2016. That's partly because some large, low-cost insurers — health cooperatives, set up under the Affordable Care Act — are folding in a dozen states.

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