ESCANABA, MI--   An Escanaba man has died in a house fire. 

WLUC-TV reports Public Safety officers were called to 301 North 12th Street Tuesday around 10:20 p.m. and encountered fire on the second floor. They were told a man was trapped upstairs. After officers extinguished the fire they found a deceased man in his late 30s.

The man’s name has not been released. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Assisting at the scene were the Ford River Township Fire Department, the Delta County Sheriff’s Office, and the Michigan State Police.

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Pasqua Warstler, Director of Gallery & Regional Projects about summer fun and arts events offered through the Bonifas Arts Center.

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ESCANABA, MI--   A driver accused of causing two accidents in Escanaba was arrested for several felonies Saturday night. 

ESCANABA, MI--   The Delta County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of seven people arrested in Escanaba on a narcotics search warrant. 

All suspects have been arraigned on charges including maintaining a drug house, possession of meth, and possession of a concealed weapon.

Five of the suspects are from Escanaba. They are Jeffery Childers, Jamie Rose, Marcus McCoy, Bon Lemerond, and Steve Nadjkovic. The remaining two—David Peterson and Alan Merrills—are from the Ishpeming area.

All remain lodged in the Delta County Jail.

ESCANABA, MI--   A woman has been arrested in Escanaba for making a threat toward a school.

Public Safety officers were called to the high school just before 9 a.m. Friday.

They say an adult female made a threat of violence toward persons at the school. Officers found the threat to be credible and arrested the woman. She remains lodged at the Delta County Jail.

No other details are available at this time.

ESCANABA, MI--   The President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is visiting Escanaba on Monday. 

Neel Kashkari will meet with businesses and answer resident questions during a town hall forum at Bay College. He says his job is to try to understand what is happening in the region and bring it back to Washington, D.C. when the Reserve sets monetary policy for the nation.

ESCANABA, MI--   A man accused of wreaking havoc in an Escanaba grocery store earlier this month has been charged. 

Police say on March 16 Evan Peterson, 33, threatened an employee at Elmer’s Country Market with a knife. He then locked himself in a storage area, trashed it, tried to set fire to a hot water heater, and fell through the ceiling of the deli department.

ESCANABA, MI--   A woman may face criminal charges, after she threatened to blow up the Social Security Administration building in Escanaba. 

The Escanaba Department of Public Safety says the 50-year-old contacted the Department of Health and Human Services on March 15. She was reportedly upset over a disputed benefit refund when she made the threat. She then stated she was just kidding.

Officers interviewed the woman. They determined she had not made any plans to carry out the threat, nor was she intent on doing so.

Kurt Hauswirth spoke to Bonifas Arts Center Artistic Director Pasqua Warstler, and Event Coordinator Staci Berg about what's happening this weekend and beyond.

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ESCANABA, MI--   A preliminary exam is set for an Escanaba man arrested on various charges related to child pornography. 

John Schiska was taken into custody last week and charged with 14 felonies related to the possession of child sexually abusive material, distribution of child sexually abusive material, and using a computer to commit a crime. The case was investigated by the Michigan State Police Computer Crimes Unit.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 8 in Delta County District Court.