ANN ARBOR, MI (AP)--   The University of Michigan is launching a pilot program in which it will notify the parents of first-year students who repeatedly violate the school's alcohol and drug policies.  

This week, two university officials sent an email announcing the effort to crack down on underage drinking and illegal drug use. The officials said they're hoping to reduce the risk of harm and increase safety.

MARQUETTE, MI--   UP Health System Marquette officials have released artist renderings of what the new hospital will look like. 

Market President Jim Bogan says while they’re still in the layout and design stage of the project, they wanted the public to see the architect’s conception of the overall design of the new campus. 

Camp 911 offers inside look at medical emergencies

Aug 12, 2015

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, MI (AP)--   A summer youth camp in Franklin Township offers a chance to learn about emergency medical care. 

The Daily Mining Gazette reports that this year's two-day Camp 911 was held last week at the Mercy EMS headquarters. The first Camp 911 was held in 1999. It was the idea of a Marquette doctor.

Ann Clancy-Klemme helped create Camp 911 as a nurse. The first year it had 22 children. She says it now has "80-plus."

More than 380 in US sickened by cilantro-linked infection

Aug 5, 2015

DES MOINES, IA (AP)--   Two U.S. agencies say more than 380 people in 26 states have been diagnosed with a stomach illness tied to Mexican cilantro contaminated by human waste.  

It's the fourth consecutive summer in which the intestinal infection has been reported in the United States. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration are investigating the cause of the latest outbreak, which appears to have begun after May 1.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette City Commission has approved the sale of 37 acres of land to Duke LifePoint Healthcare for its new hospital. 

Duke will pay the city $4 million for the Roundhouse property and land where the Municipal Service Center currently stands. 

Officials have secured Brownfield Economic Development money for the project, which includes demolishing the service center, building the new hospital, and constructing medical offices and a parking deck.