Car Hits Motorcycle In Iron County; Two Taken To Hospital

A car collided with a motorcycle Monday morning in Iron County.

Iron County Sheriff’s Deputies say the accident happened at 11:13 A.M. on M-189 at the intersection of Nichols Road, south of Iron River.

Deputies say that a south bound passenger vehicle driven by an Iron River woman was attempting to turn across traffic onto Nichols Road and went into the path of a northbound motorcycle.  There were two people on the motorcycle.


Fatal ORV, Traffic Accidents Reported During Holiday Weekend

One person was killed in a traffic crash Friday night in Luce County, and a man died in an ORV accident Sunday night in Marquette County.

In the eastern U.P., Michigan State Police say the traffic crash was reported at about 9:30 in Luce County’s McMillian Township, along County Road 407 near County Road 416. One person was killed in that incident, and police did not have further information on the crash over the weekend.


Bay College, UW-Green Bay Announce New Transfer Agreement

Bay College in Escanaba and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay have entered into a joint agreement to seamlessly transfer 30 general education credits for any qualified Bay College student.

The agreement makes official between the two colleges an arrangement to transfer general education credits one for one and is a benefit for college students looking to build on their two-year degrees with a reputable university close to home.

“UW-Green Bay’s acceptance of our credits as a block transfer is significant,” says Laura Coleman,


AAA: Michigan Gas Prices Fall Six Cents/Gallon

AAA  projects over 1.48 million Michiganders will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day weekend, a 3.3% increase from the number of  people who traveled last year.

The last time the Michigan travel volume for the Independence Day weekend was higher than this was 15 years ago in 2002.  Independence Day  is one of the most popular times to vacation in the Great Lake State and the majority of those travelers–over 1.3 million–will be driving to their destinations. 

Escanaba Spells Out Fireworks Ordinance For Holiday

The Escanaba Public Safety Department is spelling out the “do’s and don’ts” when it comes to fireworks use in the city during this Fourth of July holiday.

The term “Firework” or “Fireworks” means any composition or device, except for a starting pistol, a flare gun,  or a flare, designed for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, deflagration, or detonation. Fireworks consist of consumer fireworks, low impact fireworks, articles pyrotechnic,


State Fire Marshal Urges Safe Fireworks Usage

If you plan to celebrate Independence Day by setting off a few fireworks or giving sparklers to the kids, beware of the risks and know the dangers. Take every safety precaution, especially with the more powerful consumer-grade devices such as firecrackers, bottle rockets and Roman candles, to avoid tragedy.

“The safest way to enjoy fireworks is professional displays,” said State Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer. “If you do plan to shoot your own fireworks,


Sand Point Lighthouse Celebrating 150th Birthday

The Sand Point Lighthouse in Escanaba’s Ludington Park is celebrating its 150th birthday this year.

The Delta County Historical Society will host a reception on July 3rd at 1:30 p.m.

There’ll be refreshments and free admission to both the lighthouse and the nearby museum during this event.

Other activities include a self-guided tour of Lakeview Cemetery—where most of the light-keepers are buried, special marking ceremonies for their graves, and release of a special wine from Leigh’s Garden Winery and a special beer from Hereford &


Holiday Celebrations Sunday In Several U.P. Towns

Most Upper Peninsula communities are holding their parades and fireworks on Tuesday to celebrate the Independence Day holiday. But not all, as some are getting a jump on the holiday with their celebrations.

The Menominee County town of Hermansville will have its celebration on Sunday. The parade is set for 11:30 in the morning, with fireworks Sunday night at Hermasville Lake.

In Baraga, the parade will be held on Sunday at 3:30,


Michigan Senators Seek Help For Flooded Counties

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) Friday sent letters to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in support of federal disaster assistance for Michigan families, communities and farmers affected by severe flooding this month.

The counties of Midland, Isabella, Gladwin, Bay and surrounding areas recently experienced heavy rainfall and flood waters that displaced families from their homes, damaged personal property, destroyed roads and bridges,  and caused serious crop loss.  


Portion Of US-2 Closed Near Crystal Falls For Weekend

A short stretch of westbound US-2 west of Crystal Falls will be closed over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

A 650-foot segment of roadway in the ongoing US-2 resurfacing project from Oss Road to US-141 west of Crystal Falls is being closed due to issues with saturated fill beneath the roadway.

In the interest of motorist safety, with more rain forecast for the weekend, the lane is being closed. Traffic will be regulated by a temporary signal.