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Northern student critical following fall at Presque Isle

MARQUETTE, MI-- Marquette Police have released the name of a man who fell off a cliff at Presque Isle Park on Friday. Officers and the city fire department responded around 8:30 p.m. to the area of Pirate’s Cove. They say Maxwell Hardy, 18, of Kewaskum, Wisconsin, was trying to climb down the cliff to the water when he fell 20 feet to the rocks below. Hardy was with a group of friends, who removed him from the water. Fire department personnel extricated Hardy from the area using a Stokes...
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Multi-vehicle accident on US-41 in Marquette Township

MARQUETTE, MI-- Four vehicles were involved in an accident in Marquette Township Monday. Sheriff’s deputies were called to US-41 at Brickyard Road around 1:35 p.m. They say an eastbound Cadillac driven by Ruth Wisti, 83, of Hancock, had slowed in the inside lane to turn left. A Ford pickup driven by Dale Black, 32, of Marquette slowed behind her, but was rear-ended by a Subaru Forester driven by Jacob Paupore, 17, of Negaunee. Black’s truck then struck the Cadillac. Wyatt Soeltner, 17, of...
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This has been the Summer of Trump on the campaign trail. Donald Trump has flown high in the polls, with seemingly nothing emerging to slow his rise.

But as heading into September, here are three hurdles the reigning Republican front-runner might have to contend with that run counter to his success so far:

Despite a Supreme Court ruling that compelled a Rowan County clerk in Kentucky to give out marriage licenses to gay couples, Kim Davis refused to comply once again on Tuesday morning by denying marriage licenses to everyone.

Ryland Barton, a reporter for Kentucky Public Radio, reports that Davis said she made the decision "under God's authority."

MADISON, WI (AP)--   Scott Walker's presidential campaign spokeswoman says the Wisconsin governor is not advocating for building a wall separating Canada and the United States. 

Walker spokeswoman AshLee Strong said Monday that Walker's comments on the issue had been misinterpreted.

Walker was asked Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" whether he supported building a wall. Walker said that he has heard about security concerns along the Canadian border, and "that is a legitimate issue for us to look at."

Saying that he wants to emphasize mercy, Pope Francis announced that during the church's upcoming holy year, he will allow all priests to forgive women who have had abortions.

In a letter published Tuesday, Francis said he understands that some people approach abortions with "superficial awareness." But for others, it's a struggle that deserves deep reflection. The pontiff concludes:

MARQUETTE, MI--   Four vehicles were involved in an accident in Marquette Township Monday.  

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Only minor injuries are reported in a two-vehicle crash in Negaunee Township.   

Michigan State Police say Monday around 5 p.m. a vehicle driven by Denise Arbelius, 45, of Palmer was trying to cross the eastbound lanes of US-41 to travel south on M-35.  She pulled into the path of an eastbound vehicle driven by Anthony Lackey, 48, of Marquette.

Lackey was taken to UP Health System Bell for treatment of minor injuries.  Arbelius was cited for failing to yield the right-of-way.         

President Obama has slow-jammed the news on late-night TV and sat down with wacky YouTube celebrities — but the show he's joining this week might just make those appearances look buttoned up and boring.

A flood of migrants, including refugees from Syria and Afghanistan, are now stranded in Budapest after the Hungarian government closed down the city's main train terminal.

Authorities had been allowing migrants to travel to Western Europe without checking passports, but on Tuesday, the station was closed and migrants began protesting.

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