Lead Stories

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...
Read More

Local Stories

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...
Read More

Looking for a way to get rid of that old beater?

Advocates and inmates working to reform the criminal justice system will have to wait at least a little longer for congressional action.

The Republican leader of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Charles Grassley, said he won't hold a public event on sentencing reform proposals until after the August recess, as language is still being drafted by a bipartisan working group. And in the U.S. House, lawmakers and their aides will spend at least the next five weeks making adjustments to a sweeping bill sponsored by 40 Democrats and Republicans, sources told NPR Friday.

An arson attack that killed an 18-month-old boy was being condemned widely on Friday, but the Palestinian Liberation Organization is putting the blame on the Israeli government.

The attack happened in the early morning hours of Friday when perpetrators firebombed a house in the West Bank village of Duma. According to the BBC, the perpetrators left behind some graffiti in Hebrew. On one wall, the Star of David was drawn right next to the word "revenge."

In a development that could change the way the deadly Ebola disease is fought, researchers have announced promising results of a new vaccine's trial in Guinea, one of several countries affected by a historic outbreak in West Africa.

"The estimated vaccine efficacy was 100 percent," a team of researchers say.

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

The killing of Cecil, a Zimbabwean lion, by a dentist from Minnesota has turned an international spotlight on big game hunting. It's a thriving industry, with more than 1,000 organizations worldwide.

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.

Pages