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Marquette officials looking for input on draft Land Development Code

MARQUETTE, MI-- The City of Marquette is holding an open house for its new Land Development Code. City Planner and Zoning Administrator Dave Stensaas says the document replaces the zoning ordinance, sign ordinance, fence ordinance, and subdivision ordinance. It creates a new form-based code for North Third Street, eliminates the South Marquette waterfront form-based code, and updates the Downtown Marquette waterfront form-based code. Stensaas says the LDC reduces a lot of complexity. “We’re...

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As a vast train of migrants treks across Mexico, fleeing violence and poverty for the fate that awaits them at the U.S. border, President Trump is vowing that there will be repercussions for the countries that have allowed their passage.

Newly released surveillance footage shows a man apparently wearing the same clothes Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was wearing the day he disappeared into Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul. A Turkish ruling party official called the footage evidence of a Saudi cover-up, while another official described the man seen in the video as a "body double."

MARQUETTE, MI--   The City of Marquette is holding an open house for its new Land Development Code.

City Planner and Zoning Administrator Dave Stensaas says the document replaces the zoning ordinance, sign ordinance, fence ordinance, and subdivision ordinance. It creates a new form-based code for North Third Street, eliminates the South Marquette waterfront form-based code, and updates the Downtown Marquette waterfront form-based code. Stensaas says the LDC reduces a lot of complexity.

Joachim Roenneberg, who led a small team that sabotaged the Nazis' nuclear hopes during World War II, has died at the age of 99. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg announced Roenneberg's death on Sunday, calling him a hero.

Powerful drugs that have been used for decades to treat delirium are ineffective for that purpose, according to a study published online Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Antipsychotic medications, such as haloperidol (brand name, Haldol), are widely used in intensive care units, emergency rooms, hospital wards and nursing homes.

Technology continues to grow closer and closer to our bodies, from the phones in our pockets to the smart watches on our wrists. Now it's getting under some people's skin.

In Sweden, a country rich with technological advancement, thousands have had microchips inserted into their hands.

The chips are designed to speed up users' daily routines and make their lives more convenient — accessing their homes, offices and gyms is as easy as swiping their hands against digital readers.

To explain why he grows coca, the raw material for cocaine, rather than food crops on his 5-acre farm in southern Colombia, Luis Tapia does the math.

Every three months, Tapia, 60, harvests the bright green coca leaves with his bare hands, then mixes them with gasoline, sulfuric acid and other chemicals to make coca paste. He then sells the paste to drug traffickers who turn it into powder cocaine. A pound of paste, he says, sells for more than one ton of corn.

"That's why everyone grows coca," Tapia says.

More come forward as Nassar survivors

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ANN ARBOR, MI (MPRN)--   The total number of survivors who have come forward in the Larry Nassar case is now around 500. 

Michigan State University reached a settlement with 332 survivors last May, but 167 additional survivors made new claims by the September 10th deadline set by the Michigan legislature. 

That brings the total to about 500 women and girls who have accused Larry Nassar of sexually assaulting them.

Detroit News

EAST LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   The Republican and Democratic candidates for Secretary of State sparred in a debate on WKAR’s Off the Record Friday.

Both candidates presented their credentials and made their case for why they are the best person to run the office in charge of Michigan’s voting and driving.

The candidates also sparred over each other’s campaign promises.

Democratic candidate Jocelyn Benson promised a 30-minute wait time at Secretary of State offices.

“This is just about doing better for our citizens and saying, ‘hold me accountable,’” she said.

DETROIT, MI (AP)--   Police have removed the remains of 63 fetuses from a Detroit funeral home in a widening investigation of alleged improprieties at local funeral homes.

Officers found 36 fetuses in boxes and 27 others in freezers during Friday's raid at the Perry Funeral Home. Detroit police Chief James Craig said he's "stunned" by the grisly discovery.

Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs says the remains were turned over to state investigators, who immediately declared the business closed and its license suspended.

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