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UPDATE: Wildfire reported near Republic

UPDATE: As of 10:30 Friday morning the fire was 100 acres in size and 95 percent contained. No injuries or structural damage are reported. Thirty DNR firefighters remain on the scene, and three of the four township fire departments that responded Thursday returned on Friday. __________________ REPUBLIC, MI-- A wildfire has consumed more than 70 acres in Humboldt Township. Department of Natural Resources firefighters and crews from four township fire departments are battling the blaze, which...
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Suspect accused of stealing thousands of dollars from Marquette home

MARQUETTE, MI-- A Gwinn man has been charged with breaking into a Marquette home and stealing cash. The Marquette Police Department says on July 25 Robert Wallace Oakland, 25, entered the residence, broke into a safe, and more than $10,000 in cash. Officers contacted Forsyth Township Police, who allegedly found a large portion of the stolen money at Oakland’s home. Oakland is charged with second-degree home invasion and safe breaking. He remains lodged at the Marquette County Jail on a $50...
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In a scathing 60-page report, the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division says the St. Louis County Family Court has engaged in a pattern or practice of conduct that violates the constitutional rights of children caught up in the juvenile justice system.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette Police are investigating a possible knife assault on an officer.  

Thursday around 2:40 p.m. police were called to 2218 Presque Isle Avenue on a domestic complaint.  During the investigation a 24-year-old Marquette man was arrested and jailed on a misdemeanor charge of attempted resisting and obstructing a police officer.

They’re also investigating a possible felonious assault with a knife against an officer, involving a different person in the residence. 

More information will be released when it becomes available. 

Just over two-thirds of Californians who did not have health insurance before the Affordable Care Act went into full effect in 2014 are now covered, according to a survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The newly insured are much less likely to say that paying for health care is a problem, compared to when they were uninsured.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team have discovered a meth lab on Wright Street in Marquette.  

Thursday they responded to the 1400 block and located several meth-making components and hazardous waste from the cooking process. 

The waste and components were taken to a secure storage container. 

No arrests have yet been made, but the investigation remains ongoing. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Gwinn man has been charged with breaking into a Marquette home and stealing cash. 

The Marquette Police Department says on July 25 Robert Wallace Oakland, 25, entered the residence, broke into a safe, and more than $10,000 in cash. 

Officers contacted Forsyth Township Police, who allegedly found a large portion of the stolen money at Oakland’s home. 

Oakland is charged with second-degree home invasion and safe breaking. He remains lodged at the Marquette County Jail on a $50,000 bond. 

A preliminary hearing is set for August 18.

Get ready for a very rare event tonight — a blue moon.

But don't expect to see a new hue. A blue moon, at least according to the modern definition of the term, has nothing to do with color. Instead, it simply means a second full moon in the same calendar month.

As NASA explains in the video above: "Most blue moons appear pale grey and white, just like the moon you've seen on any other night."

EPA: Up to $13.9M available for Great Lakes restoration

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DETROIT, MI (AP)--   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says up to $13.9 million is being made available in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants. 

The agency says it's seeking proposals for new projects for the 2015 funding cycle. They're available to state, tribal, interstate and local governmental agencies, as well as colleges, universities and nonprofits.

MONTPELIER, VT (AP)--   Less than a month after Vermont's out-of-state inmates were moved from a private prison in Kentucky to one in Michigan, conditions in the new facility already are drawing inmate complaints: smaller cells, no windows, less recreation and unattended medical concerns.

The complaints are detailed in a letter from inmate Shaun Bryer to Gordon Bock, head of the prison advocacy group Vermont CURE. Bryer wrote that he was responding to a request from Bock by collecting comments and concerns from inmates.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Marquette County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a two-vehicle crash in Marquette Township Thursday. 

The accident happened at the intersection of US-41 and Commerce Drive around 9:50 a.m.  Mary Wesler, 61, of Marquette was eastbound in a Chevy Cruz when she drove through a red light and hit a Buick LeSabre driven by Wendy Larson, 40, of Negaunee.

The Obama administration today is taking a small step toward expanding adult prisoners' access to federal Pell grants. The money would help pay for college-level classes behind bars.

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