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Struggles of the Golden-Winged Warbler

From its wintering grounds in Central and South America, the golden-winged warbler once called vast stretches of eastern North America its home. From Tennessee in the southeast, clear-through to the northern tip of Minnesota, the golden-winged warbler was a welcome sight to bird-watchers. Thepast sixty years, however, have not been […]

MSP Arson/Terrorist suspect arraigned in Court

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.–The suspect involved in the arson and subsequent shooting at the Sault Ste. Marie State Police Post on Sept. 6-7 has been arraigned in the 91st District Court in Sault Ste. Marie. James Kamal Itani, a 39-year-old male from Orlando, Florida was charged with several felony charges […]

35,000 visit the Mackinac Bridge for the 2023 bridge walk

ST. IGNACE, Mich. ­- Light breezes balanced out the bright sunshine for the 2023 Mackinac Bridge Walk today, and those near-perfect conditions deserve at least some of the credit for the biggest crowd seen in several years. “With roughly 35,000 people from across Michigan and beyond joining us for the […]

Man dies in motorcycle accident in Kincheloe

At approximately 0027 hours of September 3rd the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a single motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, deputies found a motorcycle had crashed on MapleGrove near CedarGrove in Kincheloe MI. The evidence on scene, and witness statements all point to speed being a […]

Man dies, two others injured in I-75 crash

On 08/30/23 at approximately 4:22pm, Chippewa County Sheriff’s Deputies and Traffic Crash Investigators were dispatched to a Personal Injury Traffic Crash that occurred on South Bound I-75 near the 375 Mile Marker, Rudyard Township. Upon arrival Deputies observed a mini-van had struck a side-by-side ORV that was traveling on the […]

International Bridge rates to increase Oct 1

The Sault Ste. Marie Bridge Authority (SSMBA) has approved a toll rate increase for the International Bridge. As its quarterly meeting in Ottawa and Sault, Mich. on Aug. 16, the approval was made with U.S. currency passenger vehicle fare for users paying with cash or credit increasing to $4.10 from […]

Appeals Court upholds local conviction

The Michigan Court of Appeals unanimously upheld the conviction and sentence of Chippewa Countysex offender Shawn Alex Vert on August 24, 2023. On March 17, 2022, Vert (age 35) was sentenced by the Honorable James P. Lambros of the 50th CircuitCourt in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to 35 years to […]

Head on crash in Mackinac County kills two

MACKINAC COUNTY, MI — Two people were killed in a head-on crash Tuesday morning and a third person was injured The crash took place around 1:15 a.m. in the area of U.S.-2 near H-33 in Newton Township. While an investigation is underway, police believe speed was a factor in the […]