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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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Ever been caught telling different stories to different people? It's awkward.

Dow AgroSciences, which sells seeds and pesticides to farmers, made
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And here's a new pitch.

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