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‘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 ...

Leaders of warming Earth meet

LE BOURGET, France - Addressing the twin threats of global warming and extremist violence, the largest group of world leaders ever to stand together kicked off two weeks of high-stakes climate talks outside Paris on Monday, saying that by striking an ambitious deal to cut emissions they can ...

PM: Turkey won’t apologize to Russia over downed jet

BRUSSELS - Defying calls from Moscow, Turkey's prime minister said Monday that his country won't apologize to Russia for shooting down a warplane operating over Syria, saying the Turkish military was doing its job defending the national airspace.Amid high tensions that have elicited concerns ...

Convict gets mercy

L'ANSE - One of the defendants in a 2014 Baraga County drug case was sentenced to time served in Baraga County Circuit Court Tuesday.Corey Haataja, 33, of L'Anse, pleaded guilty earlier this month to delivery of morphine, a seven-year felony. In exchange for his plea, a similar 20-year charge ...

Indians feast to celebrate Diwali

HOUGHTON - Michigan Tech's Indian students and their guests held their own version of a Thanksgiving feast last week as part of their celebration of Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights. Diwali celebrates the victory of good over evil, in particular the Hindu legend of Lord Rama's return from ...

Historic rehabs could get grant funding

HANCOCK - A building on Quincy Street in Hancock, which has been unoccupied for almost two years, has a new owner, and another historic building a block away is getting a renovation, both of which please Glenn Anderson.Anderson, who is Hancock city manager, said the building on the corner of ...

Extra patrols for holiday

LANSING, MICH. As motorists across Michigan prepare for a Thanksgiving holiday filled with travel, food, family and football, the Michigan State Police (MSP) is gearing up for the annual Operation CARE (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) traffic safety initiative Nov. 25-29."Our goal is to ...

Howling storm

SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been cold, dark and boring.Nearly 20,000 households in Spokane - Washington state's second-largest city - were surviving Tuesday after nearly a week without heaters, lamps and TV screens for after howling winds ripped apart power lines, trees and the electrical grid.Gov. ...

US stocks recover from early slump; price of oil spikes

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks overcame an early stumble Tuesday and finished modestly higher as investors shook off concerns about heightened tensions in the Middle East and a drop in consumer confidence.The price of oil spiked after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter plane that Turkey said had ...

Stephanie Lynn Karvonen

IRONWOOD - Stephanie Lynn Karvonen, 29, died unexpectedly in her sleep on Thursday, November 19, 2015, at her home in Ironwood.Stephanie was born on May 4, 1986, in Hancock, to Cindy (Karvonen) Hall and Robert Kangas.She was a 2004 graduate of Jeffers High School. After graduation, she lived in ...

BHK to develop reading partnership

HOUGHTON - BHK and Wells Fargo Bank have partnered to offer the "Reading First Program," according to Cheryl Mills, executive director of BHK.Tina Nelson, manager of the Wells Fargo Bank's College Avenue branch, contacted Mills and offered the program, saying: "We'd like to partner and have our ...

Deadline approaching for Elks scholarship

Area high school students can apply for Elks scholarships, but the deadline is approaching.According to a release from U.P. District Elks Scholarship Chairman John Pickard, the Elks National Foundation is awarding $3.74 million. The Most Valuable Student scholarship is available to all high ...

National awards given to recognize local healthcare

LAURIUM? - Local healthcare providers have received national recognition for their efforts.According to a release from Asprius, the Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital has been recognized as a top performer in peunomina and surgical care by the Joint Commission's Top Performer program. The program ...

Trial scheduled for massage therapist

CRYSTAL FALLS - The case of an Iron River man accused of committing criminal sexual conduct in his role as a massage therapist was scheduled Monday for an April 2016 trial.Joseph E. Rankin Jr., 24, faces one felony count of criminal sexual conduct-assault with intent to commit sexual ...

Police: Hunter died of natural causes

MASONVILLE TOWNSHIP - A Gladstone man died of natural causes while hunting in the Hiawatha National Forest in Masonville Township this past weekend.David J. Moberg, 68, of 1604 Montana Ave., Gladstone, was hunting with others when he died of natural causes Saturday afternoon, according to the ...

2 landfills have different tales

HOUGHTON - Houghton County is a rural area, and recyclable waste needs to be trucked long distances for disposal or sale. That's one of the most common reasons cited to explain why the county recycles less of its waste than most other Michigan counties.Marquette County is also largely rural, ...