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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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Prescription drugs likely a factor in Blaney Park crash, officials say

BLANEY PARK, MI-- A Mackinac County man is being blamed for causing a two-vehicle accident in Schoolcraft County. The crash happened Saturday around 12:15 p.m. on M-77 in Blaney Park. State Police from the St. Ignace Post say Pamela Jones, 71, of Atlanta, Michigan was driving northbound at 55 miles per hour when she was rear-ended by another vehicle driven at a high rate of speed by a 61-year-old Curtis man. Both vehicles went out of control and into the ditch. The drivers were taken to...
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During a meeting with all 27 members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Tuesday, Turkey said it wanted to give the members a heads up that at some point it may need their help fighting against the so-called Islamic State.

Turkey called a rare Article 4 meeting of the allies after it began an air campaign against ISIS targets in Syria.

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A mega-economic story is playing out globally. It involves U.S. interest rates, the Chinese stock market and jobs in Minnesota, Arizona and North Dakota.

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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 public the site plans. 

A court in Tripoli has sentenced the son of Moammar Gadhafi to death in connection with killings during the 2011 uprising that ended Gadhafi's rule.

NPR's Leila Fadel reports from Cairo that because the country is in such disarray, the sentence was handed down in absentia. She filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"A spokesman for Tripoli's self-declared government said Saif Al-Islam Gadhafi is one of nine former regime figures who were sentenced to death today. The rest, including Libya's former spy chief, are all in a prison in Tripoli.

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Virginia Savage lives in a part of north St. Louis, Mo., that's filled with vacant buildings, including Marshall Elementary. It has been closed for years now, and vines crawl into the building's smashed-out windows. The playground is littered with empty liquor bottles.

Savage went to school at Marshall as a young girl, and now she sees bigger problems beyond all those blemishes: "Drug dealers, drug users, eyesore. That's what I see."

In St. Louis, the student enrollment is one-fourth the size it was in the 1960s. That drop has led the district to close 30 or so schools.

Water scarcity is driving California farmers to plant different crops. Growers are switching to more profitable, less-thirsty fruits, vegetables and nuts.

Nowhere is this truer than San Diego County, where water prices are some of the highest in the state.

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