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8:07 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Prosecutor says no crime was committed in Alger County shooting

MARQUETTE, MI--   A special prosecutor appointed to review the shooting of Timothy Mitchell in Alger County in July says the officer who shot him will not face charges.  

Marquette County Prosecutor Matt Wiese viewed the in-car video.  He says Munising City Police Officer Justin Schlabach tried to arrest Mitchell after Mitchell led him on a high-speed chase down Highway 13 and crashed his vehicle.  With pistol drawn, Schlabach repeatedly ordered Mitchell to the ground, but Mitchell continued to aggressively advance toward the officer.  Schlabach shot Mitchell twice in the chest. 

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Crime
11:18 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Iron County man jailed for threatening terrorism

Anthony Lee Nielsen

CRYSTAL FALLS, MI--   An Iron River man has been arrested by City Police on a charge of making threats of terrorism.  

Anthony Lee Nielsen, 36, was arrested Tuesday and arraigned Wednesday in circuit court on the terrorism charge—punishable by up to 20 years in prison.  He was also charged with possession of marijuana and being an habitual offender - 4th offense. 

Nielsen is lodged in the Iron County Jail on a $100,000 cash bond.  No further details about the case have yet been released.

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Crime
10:08 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Man threatens WI river tubers with shotgun

FLORENCE, WI (AP)--   Sheriff's deputies in Florence County have arrested a man accused of threatening some people with a gun on the Pine River. 

Authorities got a call from a man who said he was tubing with family and friends on the river Saturday when the gunman appeared on shore. The caller said the man told the tubers the river belonged to him and pointed a shotgun at them.

Deputies secured the area and helped five groups of tubers off the river.

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Crime
4:32 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Two arrested in investigation of copper theft

Credit scrapmonster.com

GOGEBIC COUNTY, MI -   State Police have arrested two western Upper Peninsula men in connection with the theft of copper in Ontonagon County. Troopers served search warrants on two separate residences in Gogebic County and took into custody a 25-year year old man from Ramsay and a 27-year old man from Bessemer. The copper was taken from the Carp Lake Township – White Pine area. Both suspects posted $10,000 bond. State Police are continuing their investigation with the possibility the suspects may be responsible for other thefts in the surrounding area.

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Crime
6:30 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Troopers investigating several camp break-ins in Houghton County

Credit cleveland.com

HOUGHTON COUNTY, MI -    Michigan State Police from the Calumet post are asking for the public’s help in their investigation of several camp break-ins in the Kenton area of Houghton County. Troopers say approximately 15-20 camps were broken into in June , and large items like 4-wheelers and lawn equipment were taken. One of the victim’s, Paul Jarski, is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects involved in the break-ins. Anyone with information is being asked to call the Calumet post at 906-337-5145.

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