Runaway Teens Arrested After Stealing Vehicles In Marquette County

Two teenagers have been arrested for allegedly stealing vehicles in both Negaunee and Marquette.

Marquette City Police found the first vehicle…which was stolen in Negaunee…in the Shiras Hills area of Marquette at just before midnight Monday morning.

Then, at about 6:30 in the morning, officers were called to a home in the Shiras Hills area for another vehicle being stolen. Then, at about 11:00 in the morning, the two runaways were found…with the second stolen vehicle.

 

Gwinn Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Young Child

A Marquette County man is in jail on child sex charges.

The Marquette County Sheriff and Forsyth Township Police both report that 35-year-old Dennis Forbes of Gwinn has been arrested on forst and second degree criminal sexual conduct…with a victim under the age of 13.

Police say the sexual assault happened in West Branch Township. Forbes was lodged in the Marquette County Jail on a 500-thousand dollar bond.

 

Governor Stumps For Republican Candidates In Escanaba

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Governor Rick Snyder was in Escanaba Monday afternoon to stump for Republicans who are running for office in next week’s election.

“The Upper Peninsula is a critical part of Michigan, and we’ve got great candidates up here,” Snyder told the Radio Results Network. “So, I want to make sure that I can spread the word and share my perspective that I think you’ve got great people with Jack Bergman running for Congress, and Beau LaFave running for state house,

 

Upper Peninsula Gearing Up For Winter Tourism Season

With some parts of the Upper Peninsula already seeing their first taste of snow, it’s time to start looking toward the U-P winter tourism season.

Tom Nemecheck is the director of the Upper Peninsula Tourism and Recreation Association.

He tells the Radio Results Network that the quality of our tourism season always depends on how much snow we get…and how much snow people in other places get. The more we get,

 

Creating Confident Caregiver Program Offered In Escanaba

Creating Confident Caregivers is an exciting new program in select regions of Michigan, for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss.  Creating Confident Caregivers is a six-session workshop led by trained dementia care specialists.  This university tested program provides participants with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and increase their effectiveness as a Caregiver.

Creating Confident Caregivers is once again available in the Escanaba area, brought to you in part by the U.P.

 

Portion Of Escanaba’s 14th St. To Be Closed On Monday

The City of Escanaba says that the 900 block of South 14th Street will be closed to all traffic on Monday.

It is expected to re-open by end of business on the same day. The closure is for water service work due to a defective service line. Please allow yourself extra time if you are traveling in this area. For any questions or concerns please contact the City of Escanaba Water Department at 786-3291.

 

Man Arrested On Home Invasion Charges In Negaunee

Troopers from the Negaunee Post of the Michigan State Police were dispatched to a residence on Longyear Drive in Negaunee Township for a Home Invasion at about 1:10 Saturday morning. 

The homeowner had been awakened by a noise at the front door.  After haring several ‘loud bangs,’ the homeowner went to investigate, locating a man inside the entryway of the residence.  The man fled on foot after the homeowner confronted him.

Troopers arrived on scene and located the suspect. 

 

Two Arrested On Drugs Charges In Northern Delta County

Two people have been arrested on drugs charges in northern Delta County.

Delta County Sheriffs Deputies say that at 9:46 Friday night, a deputy conducted a traffic stop near the Mid Peninsula School. During that traffic stop, cocaine and prescription narcotics were found inside the vehicle.

A man and a woman from the Wilson area in northern Menominee County were arrested on charges of Possession With Intent to Deliver Cocaine, and Analogues.

 

Four Men Safe After Boat Flips Over In Delta County

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Gladstone post responded to the report of an overturned boat on Ogontz Bay in Delta County at approximately 10:35 Friday morning.

Initial reports to dispatch indicated that the four men were onboard the vessel when it overturned in rough waters. Three of the men were able to swim to shore, but the fourth stayed back, clinging to the overturned boat.

The three called for help and attempted to shout out to the fourth man.

 

Police Investigate Finances At Alger County Bus System

The Executive Director of the Alger County Transit Authority,  Rochelle Cotey, has been put on paid administrative leave. The ALTRAN Board of Directors released the following statement Friday that was dated October 27.

“Effective today and until further notice Rochelle Cotey, Executive Director of the Alger County Transit Authority, was placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation being conducted by the Munising City Police into recent financial activity at ALTRAN. We ask the public to withhold judgment until this investigation is complete and to honor the rights and the privacy of an individual who has dedicated her entire life to the service of her community.”