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Tri-DENT makes meth arrests in the Soo

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI-- Two people have been arrested in Sault Ste. Marie on meth-related charges. The Tri-County Drug Enforcement Team, or Tri-DENT, conducted surveillance Wednesday on a residence within the city, resulting in the arrest of Matthew Durden, 23, of Marquette and Brianna Hart, 18, of Sault Ste. Marie. Durden is charged with: Four counts of maintaining a meth labMaintaining a meth lab in a residential areaMaintaining a meth lab containing hazardous wasteConspiracy to manufacture...
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Two-vehicle accident in Sands Township

SANDS TOWNSHIP, MI-- A Gwinn woman was taken to the hospital after she was involved in a crash on M-553 Thursday morning. Marquette County Sheriff’s deputies say the incident happened around 9:10 a.m. just north of County Road 480 in Sands Township. Amanda Buck, 25, of Gwinn was northbound when her pickup started sliding sideways across the southbound lane. The truck’s passenger side was struck by a vehicle driven by Su Hausmann, 68, of Gwinn. Buck was taken to UPHS Marquette for treatment of...
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced late Thursday that they had agreed to push for a "nationwide cessation of hostilities" in Syria within one week.

The communiqué backed by major world powers also vowed to work toward getting humanitarian aid into hard-to-reach areas areas such as the city of Aleppo.

Exactly 15 months after it completed a seemingly impossible journey to land on the surface of a comet, the Philae lander now faces "eternal hibernation," as officials at the European Space Agency say the craft doesn't get enough sunlight to power its batteries.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Three vehicles were involved in an accident in Marquette Township Thursday.

Sheriff’s deputies responded around 11 p.m. to US-41 at the intersection of County Road HQ.  They say a Volkswagen Beetle driven by Amelia Sackmann, 22, of Marquette tried to make a left turn onto County Red HQ at a flashing red light when she turned into the path of a Nissan driven by Nicole Koski, 33, of Negaunee.  The crash forced both vehicles into a Ford driven by Ryan Boury, 27, of Port Huron, that was stopped at the light. 

No injuries are reported.

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   Two people have been arrested in Sault Ste. Marie on meth-related charges. 

The Tri-County Drug Enforcement Team, or Tri-DENT, conducted surveillance Wednesday on a residence within the city, resulting in the arrest of Matthew Durden, 23, of Marquette and Brianna Hart, 18, of Sault Ste. Marie.

Durden is charged with:

A natural gas leak that has poured methane gas into the air since October has been "temporarily controlled," according to a utility company in Southern California. Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes in an upscale section of the San Fernando Valley.

"Many residents of the Porter Ranch community complained of headaches, nosebleeds and other symptoms," Danielle Karson tells our Newscast unit from Los Angeles. "State regulators need to inspect the broken pipe before cement is poured into the well to permanently seal it."

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MENOMINEE, MI (AP)--   Faculty and student researchers from Michigan Technological University believe they have figured out how a large crack opened in the ground more five years ago near the Michigan-Wisconsin border. 

Since the Upper Peninsula isn't known for its earthquakes, the university's researchers have been studying the 360-foot long crack in Menominee in an effort to determine what caused it in October 2010.

BREITUNG TOWNSHIP, MI (AP)--   Authorities say a male cougar that was found dead along a road in Michigan's Upper Peninsula had been caught in a snare.  

First Lt. Pete Wright of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources says the cougar's carcass should have been taken to a DNR office. Instead, officials say it may have been thrown from the back of a vehicle. Investigators want to know whether it was caught accidentally or on purpose.

A jury in New York has convicted NYPD Officer Peter Liang of manslaughter over his shooting of an unarmed black man in a dark stairwell in 2014. Liang, who was a rookie at the time, was also faulted for not aiding his victim.

The verdict was announced Thursday night; soon after, the NYPD announced that Liang has officially been fired from the police force.

Here's how member station WNYC describes the events of Nov. 20, 2014:

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