NEWBERRY, MI--   A Grand Rapids-area woman has been arrested for bringing drugs into Luce County.

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team conducted an investigation into the distribution of cocaine, marijuana, and prescription pills in the county.  They identified a suspect who was transporting the narcotics to the area, and believed she was going to give the drugs to an inmate in the Newberry Correctional Facility.

ESCANABA, MI--   Escanaba Public Safety officers have arrested a juvenile for stealing a car.  

Police say around 11:30 Sunday night the boy took the vehicle from a residence, then drove to Ludington Park.  Officers tried to stop the driver, who led them on a chase for a couple of minutes, then fled on foot. 

No injuries are reported, but the vehicle suffered minor damage.

The boy is being held at Bay Pines Correctional Facility.  He faces charges of unlawful driving away of a motor vehicle, fleeing and eluding a police officer, and operating without a license.

Criminal justice issues gain bipartisan support

Jul 20, 2015

LANSING, MI (AP)--   A new national group focused on criminal justice issues is prioritizing Michigan as a state where it will pursue changes.  

The U.S. Justice Action Network was formed last week and includes prominent advocacy groups on the right and left, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Faith & Freedom Coalition.

Advocates are combining forces to seek "sweeping" criminal justice changes designed to contain costs.

DETROIT (AP) — The building housing the offices of the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News has been evacuated while authorities examine a package dropped off at the entrance.

  IRONWOOD, MI - One man is jailed on drug charges in Gogebic County in an investigation that involves the death of another man. Ironwood Public Safety officers responded to a 9-1-1 call at about 1:55am Tuesday. A 32-year old man was reported unresponsive at a resident on Oak Street. The caller said another man had dropped him off at the address and then fled on foot. Public Safety officers and ambulance personnel attempted to revive the man at the scene. He was later pronounced dead at Aspirus Grand View Hospital.