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Woman found dead in Ironwood Township

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, MI-- Gogebic County officials are investigating the death of a Wisconsin woman. Wednesday around 7:25 a.m. Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched in an attempt to locate a 65-year-old Woodruff resident. Information received from Wisconsin authorities led the Sheriff’s Office to start searching the areas of Copper Peak and Black River Harbor in Ironwood Township. Around 8 a.m. located the missing woman’s vehicle in the parking lot at Black River Harbor. They requested the...

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Puerto Rico is in the midst of the worst electricity outage in U.S. history. Most of the island remains without power more than two months after Hurricane Maria hit the island.

Some Puerto Ricans are saying that the current crisis should be a wake-up call that the island needs to move to a less centralized power system — and that solar power might be part of the solution. In other words, they believe Puerto Rico should follow the lead of many developing nations where solar power production is expanding rapidly.

The Mystery And The Magic Of Giving Thanks

Nov 22, 2017

This Thanksgiving I will be thinking about turkey, of course.

But also about chickens and roosters.

I now live in the United States, but I grew up in Ghana, where there is no national holiday of Thanksgiving. But giving thanks is a very important part of my culture.

I recently hobbled to the drugstore to pick up painkillers after minor outpatient knee surgery, only to discover that the pharmacist hadn't yet filled the prescription. My doctor's order of 90 generic Percocet exceeded the number my insurer would approve, he said. I left a short time later with a bottle containing a smaller number.

When I got home and opened the package to take a pill, I discovered that there were 42 inside.

The wave of government-backed violence against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar amounts to "ethnic cleansing," the U.S. State Department says, in a statement that raised the possibility of targeted U.S. sanctions to put pressure on Myanmar's government.

LANSING, MI--   As motorists prepare to hit the highways for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Michigan State Police is preparing for its Operation CARE—or Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort—traffic safety initiative.   

Thanksgiving is the second-deadliest holiday in Michigan for traffic crashes. In 2016, there were ten fatalities, including five pedestrians, during the holiday period.

Beginning Wednesday and going through the 26th, troopers across the state will conduct high-visibility enforcement focusing on impaired driving, seat belt use, careless driving, and speeding.

DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   More than 1.6 million Michigan residents will travel 50 miles or more for turkey and all the trimmings. 

The Thanksgiving projection comes from AAA Michigan, the leisure travel organization. The group says it's roughly a 3.5 percent increase over 2016 and the most travelers since 2007.

The Thanksgiving travel period is considered Wednesday through Sunday. Driving is the most popular mode of travel. Michigan's average gas prices are up about 50 cents per gallon compared to a year ago.

DETROIT, MI (AP)--   A wide-ranging Great Lakes cleanup program would receive $300 million next year under a spending bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. 

The measure cleared the committee this week and now goes to the full Senate.

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative focuses on the region's most longstanding environmental problems, such as toxic pollution, farm and urban runoff, invasive species and declining wildlife habitat.

IRON COUNTY, MI--   An Iron County hunter shot himself in the foot Tuesday.

State Police from the Iron Mountain Post received a call from the emergency department at Aspirus Hospital in Iron River. Doctors said an 18-year-old man had been out hunting in the early morning hours with his dad. The teen saw a deer, took his hunting rifle off safety, then slipped. The rifle discharged, sending a bullet through his right foot.

The man underwent surgery Tuesday.

State Police continue to investigate the incident. 

Updated at 10:20 a.m. ET

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri will be remaining in power, at least for now — despite the strange address he gave more than two weeks ago, while he was in Saudi Arabia, stating that he planned to resign.


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