8:56 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Ottenwess resigns as Traverse City manager

Jered Ottenwess

TRAVERSE CITY, MI--   Ishpeming’s former city manager has resigned from his current city manager position in Traverse City. 

A report indicates police were called to Jered Ottenwess’ home February 16 and found him drunk and disorderly. 

He’s charged with two counts of domestic violence and two counts of attempted assault against a police officer. 

Ottenwess is currently in an alcohol treatment facility in Grand Rapids. 

City officials received a letter of resignation Friday afternoon.  

Ottenwess served in Ishpeming from March 2010 through July 2013. 

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8:12 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Dickinson County residents arrested in drug bust

CRIVITZ, WI--   A U.P. and Wisconsin drug investigation has resulted in the arrest of three people. 

Officers from the KIND drug team—made up of police from Kingsford, Iron Mountain, Norway, and the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office—apparently received a tip that a male suspect would be arriving by train in Milwaukee Sunday.  He was picked up by a man and woman from the Iron Mountain area.  Police stopped the car in Crivitz, Wisconsin that night, and with help from a K-9 found an unknown amount of crystal meth and drug paraphernalia. 

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10:03 am
Mon March 2, 2015

U/M student damage to resort around $430,000

The damage sustained at the Inn at Treetops Resort outside Gaylord in northern Michigan after a University of Michigan fraternity and sorority visited the weekend of Jan. 17-18, 2015.
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ANN ARBOR, MI (AP)--   The general manager of a ski resort vandalized by University of Michigan students estimates the total damage is about four times the original estimate.

Barry Owens of Treetops Resort in Gaylord tells the Detroit Free Press the price tag will be closer to $430,000 after considering out-of-pocket expenses and legal fees. He says he doesn't believe those responsible will pay the resort for the destruction they caused.

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9:11 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Snyder wants to increase funding for cyber security

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan is aiming to invest in cyber security and position itself as a national leader in the field as attacks on governments increase. 

The state receives more than 730,000 attempted attacks daily. That number is rising as hackers aim to collect valuable information from Michigan's networks.

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9:43 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Name of man suspected in high-speed chase released

Craig Silta

MARQUETTE, MI--   A preliminary hearing has been set for a man arrested after he led State Police on a high-speed chase near Skandia Wednesday night. 

Craig Silta, 44, is charged with fleeing and eluding, resisting and obstructing, and driving without a valid driver’s license.

Troopers allegedly pursued Silta on US-41 from Skandia to Kiva, then stopped the chase when he turned down a slippery, snow-covered road.  Silta was later identified and arrested. 

Silta remains lodged in the Marquette County Jail on a $20,000 bond.  His preliminary exam is set for March 16. 

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