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UPDATE: Motorcycle driver killed in Marquette Township crash

UPDATE, 3/24/17: The motorcycle driver has been identified as Kody Wayne Lenon, 23, of Marquette. ___________________________________________ MARQUETTE TOWSHIP, MI-- The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says a motorcyclist was killed in a single-vehicle crash Thursday. Just after 2 p.m. deputies were called to County Road 550 just south of Little Presque Isle. It appears the driver was southbound when he lost control of the motorcycle and hit some trees. Officials say the crash likely...

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'Pizzagate' Gunman Pleads Guilty To Charges

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A North Carolina man pleaded guilty Friday to charges from an armed encounter within a Washington, D.C., pizzeria that was the focus of pernicious and baseless Internet rumors.

On Dec. 4, 2016, Edgar Maddison Welch entered the Comet Ping Pong restaurant and fired an AR-15 rifle into a door. The 28-year-old man told police that he had driven from his home in Salisbury, N.C., to "self-investigate" the "pizzagate" conspiracy theory that the restaurant was the site of a child sex-abuse ring involving powerful Democrats such as Hillary Clinton.

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A plane flies over a field in South Sudan. Out of the sky drops a cascade of pallets, sacks or boxes filled with emergency food supplies that, once they reach the ground, can make the difference between sustenance and starvation.

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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has volunteered to testify before the House Intelligence Committee, as turmoil within the committee continues and the future of the investigation into Russia's attempts to interfere with the election sunk deeper into doubt.

Most baby boomers say that they plan to keep working past conventional retirement age. But to do that, they have to get hired first. New research shows that can be harder when you're older.

The House Republicans' embattled health care bill has plenty of detractors: Democrats, hospitals, the American Medical Association and the House Freedom Caucus all oppose it. But the insurance industry is not on that list, even though it stands to lose millions of customers.

One reason is that insurers' profits are expected to fatten under the bill.

The U.S. women's national soccer team got some disappointing (and not unexpected) news Friday — it fell out of first place in the FIFA world rankings for the first time in years. The demotion follows a last-place finish in a U.S.-hosted tournament of some of the world's best teams earlier this month.

ISHPEMING TOWNSHIP, MI--   Marquette County Sheriff’s deputies have an Ishpeming Township break-in suspect in in custody. 

Thursday around 10:20 p.m. deputies responded to a report of a breaking-and-entering in progress on Balsam Lane. The suspect ran from the residence but was caught, arrested, and lodged at the Marquette County Jail on charges of second-degree home invasion and possession of burglary tools.

Deputies were assisted by Michigan State Police and Ishpeming City Police. 

A last-minute attempt by conservative Republicans to dump standards for health benefits in plans sold to individuals would probably lower the average person's upfront insurance costs, such as premiums and deductibles, say analysts on both sides of the debate to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

But it will very likely also induce insurers to offer much skimpier plans, potentially excluding the gravely ill and putting consumers at greater financial risk if they need care.


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