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A brave stray

Veterans Day is one of many ways we show appreciation for those who have sacrificed for our country. Some other ways we show appreciation are with statues, memorials and monuments. One of these is the National World War 1 Monument and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri. It is there, on a portion ...

The Copper Country’s first common carrier

The Calumet and Hecla mining companies surprised the industry with the richness of both the conglomerate lode, mined by the Calumet, and the Hecla's amygdaloid lode. When the two companies merged in 1871, the new corporation became the largest copper producer in the world. The mine's rapid ...

Ben Johnson acquitted

WINDSOR, Ontario - A former Calumet hockey player was acquitted of an alleged sexual assault in an Ontario court Thursday.A judge ruled there was not enough evidence to conclude Ben Johnson forced a woman to touch his genitals in the bathroom of a Windsor bar in 2012.Johnson, who was drafted by ...

Attack: Scores dead in violent killings

PARIS - A series of attacks targeting young concert-goers and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed as many as 120 people in the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. President Francois Hollande pledged that France would stand firm against what he ...

Shaping dreams: Tech students gather to design makerspace

HOUGHTON - The basement of Michigan Tech's Memorial Union used to be a place for knocking down bowling pins. By next semester, if renovations go well, it will be a place for building up dreams.On Friday, about 100 Tech students, faculty and staff gathered at the union to brainstorm that ...

Crash: Driver loses control near Twin Lakes

ELM?RIVER?TOWNSHIP - A 26-year-old Twin Lakes woman was involved in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday on the Lake Gerald Road near Twin Lakes in Elm River Township, according the a news release from the Houghton County Sheriff's Office.The woman was the sole occupant of the 2010 Chevrolet ...

State grant might cover dam repairs

HOUGHTON - Houghton County Board members and Otter Lake residents talked about a state grant that might cover repair work at the Otter Lake Dam during the board's meeting Tuesday.Residents are seeking to tear down the current dam and replace it with a rock dam, which many of them say could ...

Appeals court delivers setback to immigration plan

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court has ruled against President Barack Obama's plan to protect an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally from deportation.In a 2-1 decision Monday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Texas-based federal judge's ...

Mother finds solace in feeding homeless

DETROIT (AP) - Brighton resident Beth Weber has found a way to ease the heartbreak a mother feels when a teenage son disappears without a trace and years later is found homeless in another state.She and her husband, Jim, head to a Detroit park twice a month to help feed the homeless in honor of ...

10 things to know today: Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. WHAT INFLUENCES ACTIONS AT UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURIEmboldened by last year's protests in Ferguson, students at the Columbia campus take action after racially charged incidents, leading to the ...

No source found for E. coli; Chipotle could reopen midweek

By DONNA GORDONBLANKINSHIPSEATTLE (AP) - Washington state health officials say they have found no source for the E. coli outbreak related to Chipotle, and the chain's Pacific Northwest restaurants could reopen later this week.All the tests of food from Chipotle stores in Washington and Oregon ...

US 41 crash near Calumet kills 1

OSCEOLA TOWNSHIP - A single-vehicle accident Sunday on U.S. 41 proved fatal for the 48-year-old driver, according to a written statement from the Michigan State Police Calumet post.At about 5:30 p.m., troopers from the post responded to a call about the accident near Highway Location ...

Friday’s 2-vehicle crash in Houghton under investigation

HOUGHTON - Houghton police continue to investigate a two-vehicle crash that injured two people in Houghton Friday.The crash occurred about 3:50 p.m. Friday when a 1999 Toyota 4-Runner driven by a 73-year-old Hancock woman crossing Memorial Road at Razorback Drive went into the path of a 2003 ...

Congress fails to fund local conservation

HANCOCK - Congress failed to reauthorize a federal funding program, which began 51 years ago, and that concerns representatives of some local conservation organizations.Congress created the Land and Water Conservation Fund in 1964 with the intent of protecting "federal public lands and waters - ...

The Latest: Tunisia ups airport security after Egypt crash

CAIRO (AP) - The latest on the crash of a Russian plane in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula over a week ago that killed all 224 people onboard. All times local.5 p.m.Tunisia's government is increasing security measures at airports and on airplanes after last month's crash of a Russian airliner over ...

Obama, Netanyahu look to mend fractured relationship

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will seek to mend their fractured relationship when they meet at the White House Monday, the first time they have talked face to face in more than a year.Tensions over the U.S.-backed nuclear deal with Iran ...

Official: 4 killed, 14 hurt in crash near Washington

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) - A church van carrying adults and children through a suburb of the nation's capital collided with a pickup truck that crossed into its path, and the pickup truck burst into flames in an accident that claimed four lives and left 14 others badly injured, authorities said.A ...

A look at the University of Missouri’s issues

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Racially charged incidents at the University of Missouri have led to numerous protests, a hunger strike by a graduate student and at least 30 black football players announcing they are on strike - with all of them calling for the president of the four-campus system to be ...

3 shot, 1 dead near Penn Station

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City authorities say three people have been shot, one fatally, in midtown Manhattan near Penn Station. No suspects have been arrested.It happened around 6 a.m. at the entrance of a subway station at 35th Street and Eighth Avenue, a block north of Penn Station, one of ...