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One dead in Alger County fire

ROCK RIVER TOWNSHIP, MI-- Michigan State Police are investigating a fatal house fire in Alger County. Troopers from the Munising detachment were called to N5113 ET Road Saturday around 1 a.m. Firefighters from the Rock River Township Fire Department discovered remains inside the house after the flames were extinguished. The house itself was completely destroyed. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined, but foul play is not suspected. No names have yet been released. The Michigan State...

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TO ALL HOUGHTON COUNTY RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY THE 2018 FLOODS

HOUGHTON, MI-- From Houghton County officials: This letter is being distributed as a guide regarding the assistance that is available for Houghton County residents that have been affected by the recent floods. First, if you need assistance cleaning out the flood damaged areas of your home or property including removing flood waters, muck, debris, carpet, drywall etc., volunteer help to do that work is available by calling (906) 233-6621. Second, save all receipts for any costs that you have...

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HOUGHTON, MI--   The Department of Natural Resources is reevaluating work done on Houghton County trails following heavy rains last week. 

Initial reports received late Thursday indicate runoff from the rainfall had undermined progress made over some parts of the trail system, while in other areas repairs remained intact. Central Upper Peninsula Trails Specialist Rob Katona says crews expect to find additional damage, primarily to sites that were previously damaged in June and have not been restored.

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The lack of affordable housing is at the forefront of the homeless crisis in Los Angeles County. But the city's annual point-in-time homeless count, released on June 1, showed that the veteran homeless population had declined 18 percent.

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ONTONAGON, MI (AP)--   The remains of a Michigan man who was killed in the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor have been buried in the Upper Peninsula.

Lowell Valley was 19 years old and in Navy when the USS Oklahoma was attacked. Radio station WDBC says Valley's remains were identified through DNA tests.

Valley's younger brother, Bob Valley, says he received a call from the Navy in January.

A funeral Mass was held Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Ontonagon, followed by burial with full honors at the church cemetery.

MICHIGAMME, MI--   Van Riper State Park is offering campers another source of potable water, after testing of the park’s drinking water revealed slightly elevated levels of arsenic. 

The Marquette County Health Department informed staff that the arsenic concentration at the facility was 14 parts per billion – 4 parts above the federal standard. The Department of Natural Resources says it’s planning a water system improvement project in September. Until then, a truck will provide drinking water to campers.

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A mob in Indonesia has slaughtered nearly 300 crocodiles at a wildlife sanctuary in retaliation for a local man who was reportedly killed by one of the reptiles.

The incident occurred in Sorong, on the far western tip of West Papua province.

ROCK RIVER TOWNSHIP, MI--   Michigan State Police are investigating a fatal house fire in Alger County.

Troopers from the Munising detachment were called to N5113 ET Road Saturday around 1 a.m. Firefighters from the Rock River Township Fire Department discovered remains inside the house after the flames were 

extinguished.

The house itself was completely destroyed.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined, but foul play is not suspected.

No names have yet been released.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, who rushed into Syria three years ago in an effort to save his ally President Bashar Assad, now says he can work with the U.S. to bring peace and reconciliation to the war-torn country.

"As far as Syria is concerned," Putin said, standing next to President Trump at the Helsinki summit, "the task of establishing peace and reconciliation in this country could be the first showcase example of this successful joint work."

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