SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   The Lake Superior State University Board of Trustees has endorsed the selection of the school’s next president. 

Rodney Hanley will become LSSU’s next leader no later than July 1. He comes from Fisk University in Nashville, having served as provost and vice president for academic affairs for the past four years.

The Board of Trustees voted to hire Hanley at a meeting in Sault Ste. Marie Friday. Peter Mitchell has served as interim president since the unexpected death of President Thomas Pleger in May.

ESCANABA, MI--   The Escanaba Department of Public Safety was dispatched to Elmer’s Country Market Friday around 10:50 p.m. for a 33-year-old male subject acting strangely.

Officers made contact with the workers from Elmer’s who stated one of them was threatened with a knife. Officers were brought to the receiving area in the back of the store where the male subject had barricaded himself in a second-story storage area.

For nearly two hours the subject did all of the following:

MARQUETTE, MI--   On Friday detectives assigned to the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) received information about meth components and firearms in a residence on Fair Avenue in the City of Marquette. 

Detective from UPSET executed a search warrant at the residence and arrested a 38-year-old male and 27-year-old male for charges related to manufacturing meth.  Detectives seized an overwhelming amount of meth components, finished meth product, and two firearms at the residence. 

Jon Teichman / Ore Dock Brewing Company

Jon Teichman of the NMU Vinyl Record Club, and Jesse DeCaire, founder of The Terminal Orchestra spoke to us about an upcoming conglomeration of good times with live music and records being the focal point.  The Ore Dock Brewing Company is hosting.

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BARAGA COUNTY, MI--   A Baraga County couple is lodged in the Mackinac County Jail on drug charges.

The man and woman—both 34-years old—were arrested in Mackinac County Wednesday for operating under the influence of drugs and possession of meth.

On Thursday the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at the couple’s home. Detectives seized several more grams of meth, scales, packaging for distribution, and a firearm.

Charges in Baraga County are pending review by the Baraga County Prosecutor’s Office.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette Senior High School was on “secure mode” for a while Thursday afternoon. 

A message saying graffiti was found in one of the bathrooms was sent out to parents. The administration contacted City Police, who conducted an investigation.

Officials say they found no threat to the safety of students and staff. They say they’ll continue to work diligently to ensure a safe and positive environment for students.

ESCANABA, MI--   An Escanaba High School student was taken into custody Wednesday after they threatened to shoot up the school. 

Escanaba Public Safety officers responded to the building around 12:34 p.m. They investigated the complaint and found it to be credible. The student was removed and evaluated by a Pathways mental health professional, then lodged at the Bay Pines juvenile detention center.

Officers say the incident remains under investigation.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   An Ishpeming Township man has been arrested for stealing a car and breaking into a house. 

Thursday around 3:45 a.m. State Police from the Negaunee Post were dispatched to Marquette Township after a witness reported a vehicle driving on its rims and spraying sparks. Investigation revealed it was reported stolen from Ishpeming Township.

The vehicle became disabled at the intersection of Woodridge and Cherry streets, where the driver fled on foot. Officers spotted the suspect on Waldo and were able to apprehend him.

MOHAWK, MI--   A Baraga woman has been arrested for embezzling from her Keweenaw County workplace. 

Kelly Tapani, 34, was taken into custody Wednesday following a months-long investigation by the Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office. She’s accused of embezzling between $50,000 and $100,000 from the Vansville Bar over a five-month period last year.

BESSEMER, MI--   A Bessemer man has been arrested on drug charges, following an investigation by the Gogebic Iron Area Narcotics Team into an area business. 

Thursday a search warrant was executed at the Black River Valley Pub in Bessemer. Officers from GIANT received information regarding a suspicious package addressed to the pub. It was found to contain methamphetamine. As the investigation continued another suspicious package containing meth was discovered. The search warrant uncovered money and two ounces of crystal meth with a street value of $10,000.