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Moilanen sentenced for murder, attempted murder

HOUGHTON, MI-- A Houghton County man who pleaded to stabbing a Hubbell woman to death and trying to killer her daughter last September has been sentenced. Paul Moilanen, 43, of Hubbell pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in the death of Marcy Lavigne and attempted murder in an attack on her 14-year-old daughter. In Houghton County Circuit Court on Monday Moilanen was sentenced to 37½ to 60 years in prison with credit for 346 days already served. He was not present at the sentencing. In...
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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, as did a Subaru Forester driven by Jacob Paupore, 17, of Negaunee. Wyatt Soeltner, 17, of Negaunee was driving a Ford Ranger behind Paupore. He...
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A court in Baltimore will begin hearings today on the death of a 25-year-old black man.

Six police officers have been charged in the arrest and the subsequent death of Freddie Gray.

NPR's Jennifer Ludden filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"Riots erupted last April after Gray died of a severe spinal injury. That happened while Gray was being transported in the back of a police van.

"The driver is charged with second degree murder, three others with manslaughter, and two more officers with lesser charges.

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HOUGHTON, MI--   A Houghton County man who pleaded to stabbing a Hubbell woman to death and trying to killer her daughter last September has been sentenced. 

Paul Moilanen, 43, of Hubbell pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in the death of Marcy Lavigne and attempted murder in an attack on her 14-year-old daughter. 

In Houghton County Circuit Court on Monday Moilanen was sentenced to 37½ to 60 years in prison with credit for 346 days already served.  He was not present at the sentencing.

For a second day, thousands of stranded migrants, including refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, have camped out at the main train station in Budapest.

As we've reported, the Hungarian government was allowing the migrants to leave without a passport check but, yesterday, they barred the migrants from boarding trains that were headed toward Western Europe.

Reporting from the Keleti Railway Station in Budapest, Joanna Kakissis tells our Newscast unit that the train station has become the latest flashpoint in this migrant crisis. She filed this report:

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Congress votes on President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran this month. Most lawmakers have said they oppose the deal, yet he has a good chance to win.

That is because the deal will be considered under rules that favor him, even if only a minority supports him in Congress.

On Wednesday, in honor of footballs that are inflated, we must discuss extra points. The NFL is monkeying around with the extra point again. You think it should? Do you have a better idea? Do we even need an extra point? Why do we have an extra point?

Well, the extra point is vestigial, a leftover from the good old 19th century days when football had identity problems and couldn't decide whether or not it was rugby. Or something. At that point, in fact, what was sort of the extra point counted more than the touchdown itself.

More adults across the country are strapping on helmets and hopping on bikes to get to work. That's good news for people's hearts and waistlines, but it also means more visits to the emergency room.

Hospital admissions because of bike injuries more than doubled between 1998 and 2013, doctors reported Tuesday in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association. And the rise was the biggest with bikers age 45 and over.

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