Upper Peninsula Volunteers Helping In Flooded Houston

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There are five Upper Peninsula volunteers helping in Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, and 60 from across Michigan have made their way south.

And Kelly King…the Interim Executive Director for Central Upper Peninsula Chapter of the American Red Cross…tells the Radio Results Network that those numbers are expected to grow.

“Our main focus right now is to provide food and shelter for the individuals affected by the hurricane and the flooding that has occurred because of it,” King told RRN News.

 

Mackinac Bridge Holding ‘Walk Memories’ Contest

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For the sixth year in a row, the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) are asking the public to share their Annual Bridge Walk experiences on social media with photos and videos. One person sharing their memory will be chosen at random to receive a once-in-a-lifetime tour to the top of the Mackinac Bridge.

Today through Monday, Sept. 11, you can post your memories of walking the bridge, either this year or a previous year,

 

DNR Offering Program For Women In Luce County

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Program is offering separate Beyond BOW backpacking and steelhead fishing workshops for women.

Both workshop events are scheduled for Oct. 27-29. The backpacking outing will be at Craig Lake State Park in Baraga County and the steelhead clinic will be held at the famed Two-Hearted River in northern Luce County.

A registration deadline for the workshops is Oct. 1. Class information and registration materials are available online at www.michigan.gov/bow.

 

Alleged Kidnapper Appears In Marquette Federal Court

A man who allegedly kidnapped a Munising woman and held her hostage for several days appeared in federal court on Monday.

Local Three News reports that Eric Ruska will be heading to trial on charges stemming from the kidnapping and sexual assault of his co-worker in mid-July.

Ruska was in court Monday for a pre-trial conference. At the conclusion of the hearing a tentative trial start date was set for October 24.

 

Bay College Seeks Comments For Its Accreditation

Bay de Noc Community College is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The College will host a visit October 9-11, 2017, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. Bay de Noc Community College has been accredited by HLC since 1976. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the College to the following address:

Public Comment on Bay de Noc Community College

Higher Learning Commission

230 South LaSalle Street,

 

Escanaba Barn Destroyed In Overnight Fire

On 8/27/17 at 2:23 a.m., the Escanaba Department of Public Safety responded to 2905 8th Ave South for the report of a structure on fire. Upon arrival, officers encountered a large structure fully involved in fire.

The structure was later found to have been a barn behind the residence. A short time after fire suppression was underway, the barn collapsed. Officers were on the scene for approximately two and a half hours before clearing.

 

Escanaba Hospice Service Gets Good Reviews

UP Health System Home Care and Hospice has been named a “Premier Performer” in the recently released “2016 SHPBest™” results – ranking in the top 5 percent of providers.

The program is administered by Strategic Health Programs (SHP) to recognize hospice providers that consistently provide high quality service to families and caregivers of patients receiving hospice care.

The 2016 SHPBest award recipients were determined by reviewing and ranking the overall satisfaction score for more than 2,200 home health providers and over 850 hospice providers in the SHP database.

 

Blood Drives Scheduled Across Upper Peninsula

The Upper Peninsula Regional Blood Center in Marquette has scheduled a series of blood drives throughout the next week to help replenish supplies in the center, which serves 13 hospitals from across the U.P.

The schedule:

Monday August 28, 2017, Helen Newberry Joy Hospital (Newberry)
The U.P. Regional Blood Center , a service of UPHSM, will hold a  blood drive on Monday August 28, 2017, at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital with the bloodmobile from 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

 

Attorney General Reminds Kids To Report Bullying

With the start of a new school year quickly approaching Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is reminding students, parents, and teachers to continue using OK2SAY. The student safety program has been a great success — even in the summer months. In June and July, OK2SAY technicians received almost 400 tips.

“OK2SAY works because students across the state are stepping up and speaking out. It is as simple as that,” said Schuette. “Even when school is out for the summer,

 

Troopers Arrest Suspect In Stephenson Bank Robbery

At approximately 11 a.m. CST, troopers from the Michigan State Police Gladstone Post were dispatched to an armed robbery at mBank in Stephenson. A joint investigation with the FBI Marquette Office was conducted.

Investigation led to identification of the suspect involved and/or accomplice(s). Investigators located and arrested the suspect shortly before midnight in the City of Marinette, Wisc.

The suspect was lodged at the Marinette County Jail pending extradition. Suspect was a wanted fugitive at the time of his arrested for charges in Wisconsin.