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MARQUETTE, MI--   A new Upper Peninsula-wide economic development initiative unveiled in May now has a name and a logo. 

InvestUP will be funded through the private-sector and has an initial budget of $500,000. The name was announced at a press conference in Marquette Monday.

ESCANABA, MI--   The Escanaba Department of Public Safety is investigating a fire and vandalism at a city church. 

Officers were called Monday to the Harbor Lights Church of God on 2nd Avenue South and found the interior filled with smoke. They determined a fire that was extinguished by a citizen in the kitchen had been intentionally set. Officers also found the church walls had been spray-painted, paint was thrown on floors, and personal items within the church were also painted.

MARQUETTE, MI--   On day one of his #RideMI motorcycle tour, U.S. Senator Gary Peters honored those at Marquette’s Jacobetti Home for Veterans who served in the Vietnam War.

A former lieutenant commander in the Navy Reserve, Peters presented Vietnam vets from the U.P. with commemorative lapel pins in recognition of their service. The ceremony was held with the assistance of Vietnam Veterans of America Post 380.

ONTONAGON, MI (AP)--   Guitar, fiddle and mandolin virtuoso David Bromberg is among the headliners of a music festival this month in the wilds of the Western U.P. 

The David Bromberg Quintet performs Aug. 26 — the second day of the three-day Porcupine Mountains Music Festival. The 13th annual festival is held at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park's ski hill.

The festival also includes a Q&A session with Bromberg, who has worked with Bob Dylan, George Harrison and Jerry Garcia.

BiblioVault

Hans Ahlstrom speaks with Ron Riekki, editor of the new anthology "And Here: 100 Years of Upper Peninsula Writing, 1917-2017." We began with his work with the publishers and the main idea behind the book.

Book signings and readings scheduled including:

Wednesday, 8/16 - 1pm - Munising Public Library feat. contributors Eric Gadzinski, Kathleen M Heideman, L.E. Kimball, Rosalie Sanara Petrouske, Jillena Rose, and M. Bartley Seigel

UPDATE, 8/15/17:  Police say the group was not in a pontoon, but in a wooden boat. The six survivors were rescued by a group that was on a pontoon boat in the area.

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UPDATE: Troopers say the body of the boater was recovered around 3:30 p.m. Monday near where the accident occurred. No other information is available at this time.

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MARQUETTE, MI--   An Ishpeming man has been arrested for stealing items from Marquette vehicles.

The Marquette Police Department was called Sunday around 6 a.m. to the 1500 block of Fair Avenue. They made contact with two male suspects who were allegedly in possession of items that were reported stolen.

Tyler Johnson, 23, of Ishpeming was arrested for larceny from a motor vehicle and a probation violation. He was lodged in the Marquette County Jail pending review of charges by the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office.

A look at online threats to children and efforts to boost social media awareness among parents and concerned adults.
 

Vessel grounded in St. Marys River freed

Aug 14, 2017

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   The cargo vessel Calumet, a 629-foot ship that ran aground on the north side of Sugar Island Wednesday, was re-floated Friday, at approximately 8:50 PM, after the Coast Guard approved a salvage plan submitted by the vessel’s owner.  

The St. Marys River, which had been closed to commercial vessel traffic from the Soo Locks to Six Mile Point following the grounding, was reopened at 9:30 p.m. Friday after the Army Corp of Engineers surveyed the bottom of the river in the vicinity of the grounding and found that no debris was obstructing the channel.

MARQUETTE, MI--   One person was injured when a motorcycle was struck by a car in Marquette over the weekend.

City Police say the accident happened Sunday around 2:20 p.m. at the intersection of Genesee and Champion streets. Terry and Lorrie Ghiringhelli of Gwinn were driving eastbound on Genesee when they were hit by a vehicle driven by Betty Chudy of Marquette, who was turning onto Genesee from Champion Street.

Lorrie Ghiringhelli was taken to UPHS Marquette with non-life-threatening injuries.

Chudy was cited for failure to yield.

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