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Alger County officials rescue boy from Munising Bay ice

MUNISING, MI-- A teenaged boy has been rescued from thin ice in Alger County. Tuesday around 9:20 p.m. Sheriff’s deputies received a call from James Zielinski, 17. He said he was on ice near the Munising City Dock on Munising Bay and the ice was beginning to crack. City Police responded and saw Zielinski on the bay about 50 feet east of the dock. The Alger County Rescue 21 team was able to reach Zielinski with a Rapid Deployment Craft and bring him to shore. EMS personnel treated Zielinski...

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Next time on Peninsula Performances, 

The middle of winter can be hard; music can help! The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra performs Vaughan Williams' Sinfonia Antartica (12-9-17); we'll also hear an archival recording of the Marquette Choral Society, performing excerps from Haydn's The Seasons.

Updated at 1:45 p.m. ET

Editor's note: This report includes descriptions of sexual assault.

This was never inevitable.

For much of Harvey Weinstein's career, dark rumors of sexual assault and harassment tailed the Hollywood megaproducer. But they were rarely spoken with much volume. Only in recent years did the allegations gather the heft and momentum that culminated in this: a teeming courtroom in Manhattan where, in a matter of weeks, a judge might send Weinstein to prison for the rest of his life.

Goodbye to Mr. Creosote. Goodbye to the naked organist. Goodbye to Brian's mum, and to all her screeching sisters. Goodbye to Terry Jones, who has consumed his final wafer-thin mint.

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, "Pettifogging people give too much attention to small, unimportant details in a way that shows a limited mind."

On that note, let's dive in.

Petty + fogger = pettifogger

Petty means small or insignificant. A fogger is old slang for a "huckster, a cringing whining beggar."

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Stanton Township man was taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle accident in Portage Township Wednesday morning. 

The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office says it happened at 7:35 a.m. on M-26 at the intersection of Canal Road. A vehicle driven by Norbert Verville, 83, tried to turn left onto M-26 but didn’t properly yield at the stop sign. He hit a southbound vehicle driven by Marne Anderson, 50, of Calumet.

Verville was taken to UPHS-Portage for treatment of unknown injuries. Anderson was not injured in the crash.

SKANDIA TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Skandia woman was injured in an accident on US-41 Wednesday morning.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 5:35 a.m. near East Johnson Road in Skandia Township. Deborah Monty, 58, was northbound in a Jeep Grand Cherokee when she struck a large snowdrift. She lost control of the vehicle, which slid sideways, hit the snowbank and overturned, coming to rest against a tree on the driver’s side.

Monty was extricated from the Jeep and taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Updated at 1:18 p.m. ET

In 2018, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent a WhatsApp message to the world's richest man. That message was behind a high-profile hack of Jeff Bezos' phone, according to a report commissioned by the Amazon CEO and reviewed by United Nations human rights experts.

Updated at 2:04 p.m. ET

President Trump says he'll widen a controversial travel ban that prohibits nearly all people from seven countries from traveling or immigrating to the U.S., calling it "a very powerful ban" that's necessary to ensure national security.

"We're adding a couple of countries" to the ban, Trump said when asked about his policy shift at a news conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He added, "We have to be safe. Our country has to be safe. You see what's going on in the world. Our country has to be safe."

MARQUETTE, MI--   The State of Michigan is holding a public forum in Marquette on ways to strengthen its Medicaid-funded behavioral health and developmental disabilities system. 

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon announced in December a plan to strengthen the system by integrating physical and behavioral health payments through Specialty Integrated Plans.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP)--   The Supreme Court has declined to take a case stemming from the 2014 water crisis in Flint, Michigan. 

Approximately 25,000 people have sued over the crisis, in which a change in the source of the city's water resulted in lead contamination.

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