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Sands Township accident claims life

SANDS TOWNSHIP, MI-- One person was killed in a two-vehicle accident on M-553 in Sands Township Tuesday morning. Michigan State Police from the Negaunee Post were dispatched around 7:55 to the scene just south of Olsen Road. They say a Mercury Montego driven by Marcus Trujillo, 18, of downstate Fennville was southbound when he lost control of the vehicle and went into the oncoming lane. The car hit a northbound Chrysler Town and Country driven by Peter Anderson, 41, of Gwinn. A front seat...

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN (AP)--   A new invasive species has turned up in Lake Superior, the bloody red shrimp.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says researchers found a single specimen of the tiny shrimp in the Duluth-Superior harbor last summer.

There are now documented findings of bloody red shrimp in all of the Great Lakes. They were first found in Lake Ontario and Lake Michigan in 2006.

Bloody red shrimp are native to Eastern Europe. Scientists say they may have reached Lake Superior in a ship's ballast water.

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   A high school freshman came to the state Capitol Tuesday to advocate on behalf of sexual assault legislation.  

Gianna Duva goes to Brighton High School. She was sexually assaulted by a fellow student off school grounds. Duva and her mother unsuccessfully petitioned the school board when they found out her assailant would be allowed to return to school with her after he finished his sentence, so they went to the Legislature. 

EAST LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan State University has announced the departure of its longtime vice president for legal affairs as it deals with fallout over a disgraced sports doctor who sexually assaulted female athletes. 

The East Lansing school announced Tuesday that Bob Noto was retiring, effective March 5. He had been MSU's general counsel since 1995.

As evening settled over eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, the suburb just outside Damascus lay battered by 48 hours of sustained airstrikes. And the approaching night promised still more horror for one hospital.

By 5 p.m. local time, the Syrian American Medical Society says, barrel bombs had begun to fall in a downpour about the medical facility.

CRYSTAL FALLS, MI--   The man arrested for breaking into an Iron River Township convenience store has been arraigned. 

Trevor McPherson, 26, of Iron River is charged with breaking and entering and larceny in a building. He was taken into custody after someone entered the Outpost convenience store last Wednesday and took cigarettes and alcohol.

A preliminary exam is set for March 5 in Iron County District Court.  

ESCANABA, MI--   A preliminary exam is set for an Escanaba man arrested on various charges related to child pornography. 

John Schiska was taken into custody last week and charged with 14 felonies related to the possession of child sexually abusive material, distribution of child sexually abusive material, and using a computer to commit a crime. The case was investigated by the Michigan State Police Computer Crimes Unit.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 8 in Delta County District Court.

The wife of Kentucky state Rep. Dan Johnson, who killed himself last year amid allegations of sexual assault, has lost a bid to succeed her late husband. The special election returned the seat to Linda Belcher, whom Dan Johnson had unseated.