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10 things to know today: Friday, Dec. 4, 2015

Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. CALIFORNIA SHOOTER SHOWED PIOUS, PEACEFUL SIDE IN PUBLIC PERSONAFriends are mystified how Syed Farook, a young family man with a government job, could be responsible for the ...

Silence, discussion address Tech issues

HOUGHTON - Calculus and chemistry exams aside, it hasn't been an easy semester for minorities and others in the Michigan Technological University community.First there were students in blackface at a Halloween party, and a story about sexual assault in a satirical student publication that many ...

Houghton purchases Public Works pickups

HOUGHTON - The Houghton Department of Public Works will have two additional pickup trucks.The City Council approved the purchase of two trucks for $40,946 plus title work at Wednesday's council meeting. The city will purchase a 2008 Chevrolet 2500 HD from Sayen's Auto for $27,523 and a 2004 ...

Salvation Army needs more bell ringers

HANCOCK - The Salvation Army is desperately in need of bell ringers throughout the Copper Country, according to Leonita Schweigert, Salvation Army corps administrator.The holiday period between Nov. 27 and Dec. 24 is the only time of year the Salvation Army actively seeks monetary ...

14 dead in Calif. mass shooting

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - Authorities on Thursday were trying to learn why a couple left behind their infant daughter and carried out a shooting rampage that left 14 people dead and seriously wounded more than a dozen others in one of the nation's worst mass shootings.The pair were killed in a ...

10 things to know today: Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. ANOTHER MASS SHOOTING RATTLES U.S.A heavily armed man and woman dressed for battle open fire on a holiday banquet for his co-workers, killing 14 people in a precision assault, authorities ...

Volunteers brave snow to pitch in for 31 Backpacks

HANCOCK - It was snowing fairly heavily Tuesday afternoon, but volunteers for 31 Backpacks braved the weather to unload a delivery truck full of food from the Community Action Agency food bank for the program.31 Backpacks was created by Laurel Maki, her daughter Melissa Maki, and friend Amy ...

Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club to hold Maasto Music Fest fundraiser

HANCOCK - The Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club is holding its Maasto Music Fest at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Orpheum Theater in Hancock. The goal of the event is to raise money for the rebuilding of bridges along Hancock's Maasto Hiihto ski trail in West Hancock.Arlyn Aronson, head groomer of the KNSC ...

Reciprocity for firefighters approved under new state law

LANSING - Firefighters who have trained and been certified in other states will be eligible for employment in Michigan, under legislation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder."We want to welcome residents from other states and make it as easy as possible for them to find jobs here," Snyder said. "This ...

Kingsford man sentenced for probation violation

IRON MOUNTAIN - A prison sentence has been handed down to a Kingsford man who violated the terms of his probation that were ordered when he was convicted of attempted human trafficking last year.Johnathan Terrence Vyvyan, 25, was sentenced Tuesday in Dickinson County Circuit Court to serve two ...

Bus and car collide in Marquette

MARQUETTE - A car collided with a Marquette Area Public Schools bus just after 3 p.m. today at the intersection of West Washington Street and Sixth Street in Marquette.The bus was filled with children at the time of the accident, but firefighters on the scene reported that there were no known ...

Events to celebrate Finnish independence

HANCOCK - Continuing a tradition that has been observed since the Republic of Finland's establishment in 1917, Finlandia University will once again celebrate Finnish independence.According to a release for this event, this year's celebration will be held starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the ...

App challenge open until Jan. 15

WASHINGTON? - The Congressional App Challenge has kicked off, and is seeking to encourage northern Michigan students to get creative.According to a release from Rep. Dan Benishek's office, the contest is to develop mobile applications to improve people's lives.The entry period for the contest ...

Human remains found in Alger County identified

Officials at the Michigan State Police post in Negaunee Township have identified human remains found by hunters late last month in Alger County.The skeletal remains of Victor Wayne Salo, 40, found in Munising Township on Oct. 30, were positively identified through dental records, according to a ...

Difficult deer season closes

ESCANABA - In the Upper Peninsula, the 2014 firearm deer hunting season was notorious for its small deer harvest. According to DNR wildlife biologist Dusty Arsnoe, however, the 2015 season was even rougher for many hunters in the area."It's even a little bit worse than last year, numbers-wise," ...

More funding ahead for jail mental health projects

LANSING - Health and law enforcement professionals are increasingly recognizing the importance of innovative mental health jail diversion programs, working to implement them in their own counties with state and local funds.The Department of Health and Human Services will fund expansion of jail ...

‘12 Days of Christmas’ items top $34K, up 0.6 percent

PITTSBURGH - Lords a-leaping is the U.S. economy slow to recover!The cost of 10 lords a-leaping increased 3 percent over last year, but nine of the other 12 gifts listed in the carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" stayed the same price as last year, according to the 32nd annual PNC Wealth ...

‘12 Days of Christmas’ items top $34K, up 0.6 percent

PITTSBURGH - Lords a-leaping is the U.S. economy slow to recover!The cost of 10 lords a-leaping increased 3 percent over last year, but nine of the other 12 gifts listed in the carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" stayed the same price as last year, according to the 32nd annual PNC Wealth ...

Suspect in Colorado clinic shooting to appear in court

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The man accused of opening fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs lived a troubled, isolated life in the mountains of South Carolina and Colorado, but acquaintances said he never hinted that he would target the organization.Robert Lewis Dear, 57, will ...

10 things to know today: Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. WHAT WORLD LEADERS ARE HOPING CLIMATE TALKS SIGNIFYBy striking a deal to cut emissions that are warming the planet they hope they can show terrorists what countries can do ...