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Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Chris Trevino, Technical Director at The Calumet Theatre, about the next installment of the "Dinner & A Movie" Film Series, coming Friday, January 19th.  The film is "Elina," a 2002 film set in rural Sweden in the early 1950s, and involves a battle of wills involving Swedish and Finnish heritage.

The dinner starts at 6pm and the film begins at approximately 7:15pm.

Information on tickets and the buffet can be found here.

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DETROIT, MI (AP)--   Experts say a bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky above Michigan was a meteor.

The American Meteor Society says it received hundreds of reports of a fireball Tuesday night over the state, including many in the Detroit area. Reports also came in from several other states and Ontario, Canada.

Some Michigan residents reported their homes shaking.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   More than two dozen girls and women who say they were sexually abused by a former Michigan sports doctor under the guise of medical treatment have spoken about the abuse on the first day of his sentencing hearing.

Nearly 100 of them are expected to testify during the four-day sentencing hearing for 54-year-old Larry Nassar. The hearing began Tuesday, with victims saying they experienced "searing pain" during the assaults and feelings of shame and embarrassment.

Niraj Warikoo / freep.com

DETROIT, MI (AP)--   A Detroit man who had lived in the U.S. for nearly 30 years has been deported to Mexico.  

Jorge Garcia came to the U.S. with his family when he was 10 years old and has long sought legal status. The 39-year-old landscaper was deported on Monday and can't return to the U.S. for a decade.

HOUGHTON, MI--   The Portage Lake Youth Endowment Advisory Committee of the Keweenaw Community Foundation is accepting applications for its granting cycle. 

Nearly $2,800 is available from the fund to support activities designed to serve youth in the Portage Lake area. The region includes Chassell, Dollar Bay, Hancock, Houghton, and South Range.

Grant applications must be submitted no later than February 15. For more information, go to keweenawcommunityfoundation.org and click on Grants & Scholarships.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A ChargePoint electric vehicle charging station has been installed in Marquette’s Bluff Street parking ramp. 

The 240-volt dual charger is on the eastern end of the lower level. It can charge two electric vehicles at the same time. The Marquette Downtown Development Authority says the new station replaces an older, less reliable charging station that was no longer being repaired by its parent company.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A preliminary hearing is scheduled for a Gwinn man accused of sexually assaulting a person under 13 years of age. 

Marquon Woods, 23, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a person under 13 years of age, defendant 17 years of age or older; three counts of second-degree CSC with a person under 13; and one count of resisting and obstructing an officer. 

He faces up to life in prison if convicted as charged.

Woods’ preliminary exam is set for February 13 in Marquette County District Court. 

ESCANABA, MI (AP)--   A library in Escanaba is offering artificial sun during a dark period of the year.

Bay College Library has installed therapy lamps for visitors. The Daily Press says the two lamps emit light that can help with depression or Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Library director Oscar DeLong says they can be effective if used 20 to 30 minutes a day. He says the lamps, which cost a total of $450, were set up in time for students who were studying for final exams in December.

Time.com

LANSING, MI (AP)--   A judge is holding an extraordinary four-day sentencing hearing for a disgraced Michigan sports doctor who sexually assaulted young elite gymnasts.

Larry Nassar is returning to court Tuesday in Lansing. Dozens of women and girls who were victims will be allowed to speak. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina is expected to order a sentence Friday.

Nassar pleaded guilty to molesting females with his hands at his Michigan State University office, his home and a Lansing-area gymnastics club. He also worked for USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians.

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