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  • Police lights multiple night

    Manistee man drowns off the shores of Ludington

    LUDINGTON, Mich. — Police say a man is dead after drowning in the Ludington area. It started on Saturday around 7:10 p.m. when emergency crews were called to the area of Pere Marquette Lake  on a report of a man in the water. According to the Ludington Police Department, a group of three adults and three children were boating between the Ludington Boat Club and the Ludington Yacht Club. Jay Philip Cutter reportedly jumped in the water to retrieve an […]

  • Photos: Gov. declares two U.P. counties disaster areas

    UPPER PENINSULA, Mich. – Governor Rick Snyder has declared a disaster for Houghton and Menominee counties in the Upper Peninsula. Severe weather and heavy rainfall hit the area over the weekend. By declaring a ‘state of disaster,’ the state of Michigan makes available all state resources in cooperation with local response and recovery efforts in the disaster area as outlined in the Michigan Emergency Management Plan. Gov. Snyder’s declaration authorizes the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division […]

  • 2 Nassar victims praise Calley in new gubernatorial race ad

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar are praising Republican Lt. Gov. Brian Calley in a TV ad launched by his gubernatorial campaign. Calley last week signed legislation inspired by the Nassar scandal. He also has joined calls for John Engler to no longer serve as interim president of Michigan State University due to emails Engler sent criticizing victims’ lawyers and saying the first woman to go public with her accusations against Nassar — Rachael […]

  • Trump digs in on immigration as national outrage rises

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Undaunted and unapologetic, President Donald Trump defended his administration’s border-protection policies Monday in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Tough action is needed to fight illegal immigration, he declared and the U.S. “will not be a migrant camp” on his watch. Besides, the Democrats are to blame, not him, Trump insisted as images of children held in fenced cages fueled a growing chorus of condemnation from both […]

  • H. Clinton: Separating families at border a ‘moral crisis’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday called the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that has separated children from their parents at the southern U.S. border “a moral and humanitarian crisis.” Speaking at an awards lunch for the Women’s Forum of New York, Clinton said what was happening to families at the U.S.-Mexico border is “horrific.” “Every human being with a sense of compassion and decency should be outraged,” Clinton said. The separations stem from […]

  • Michigan officials pledge $50M for shipping locks upgrade

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder and top Michigan lawmakers are promising President Donald Trump the state will help pay to upgrade the Soo Locks if the federal government takes the lead. Snyder and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley told Trump in a letter released Monday that Michigan is committing $50 million for a second lock to accommodate 1,000-foot freighters that haul iron ore and other bulk cargo between Lake Superior and the other Great Lakes. Just one lock in […]

  • Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create ‘Space Force’

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Vowing to reclaim U.S. leadership in space, President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new “Space Force” as an independent service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space. Trump envisioned a bright future for the U.S. space program, pledging to revive the country’s flagging efforts, return to the moon and eventually send a manned mission that would reach Mars. The president framed space as a national security issue, […]

  • Russian lawmaker wants to ban ‘mockery’ of soccer team

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — A legislator in Russia says he wants to ban “mockery” of the country’s national soccer team because the players are “fighting for the honor of our country.” Vitaly Milonov told The Associated Press on Monday that soccer players and their coach should be considered like “our diplomats, our army,” especially during the World Cup that Russia is currently hosting. He said that “this is not just about football. This is about our national identity.” He’s […]

  • Roads washed out in U.P. from flash flooding; one dead in Wisconsin

    ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — Widespread flooding in the Upper Midwest was blamed for at least one death in Wisconsin, while officials in northern Michigan were assessing damage from flash-flooding that washed out roads and caused dozens of sinkholes. The body of a 75-year-old man was recovered about 60 feet (18 meters) from his pickup truck in a ditch along a flooded road Sunday in White River, the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office said Monday. Sheriff’s officials said the investigation was ongoing […]