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Flood victims can still get help in the Copper Country

HANCOCK, MI-- The Keweenaw Community Foundation says help is still available to those affected by Father’s Day flooding last year. Officials say they’re working with community agencies and the United Methodist Committee on Relief in assisting those who may have fallen through the cracks. Two UMCOR Disaster Case Managers began their long-term recovery efforts in the Copper Country in October. They’ll work for a year to help those still dealing with unmet needs associated with losses due to the...

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The federal judge in Roger Stone's case has ordered him to appear in court this week following a critical post about her that was shared on his Instagram account.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson scheduled a hearing for Thursday at which Stone will be required to argue why Jackson should not alter the gag order she has imposed or reconsider the bail Stone was granted after his arrest.

One of the goals President Trump announced in his State of the Union address was to stop the spread of HIV in the U.S. within 10 years.

In addition to sending extra money to 48 mainly urban counties, Washington, D.C., and San Juan, Puerto Rico, Trump's plan targets seven states where rural transmission of HIV is especially high.

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Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld died in Paris today. Rachel Martin speaks with reporter Dana Thomas about the legacy of the longtime creative director at Chanel and Fendi.

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   The Iron Mountain Police Department is investigating the death of an 82-year-old man in the city. 

Officers were dispatched Sunday morning to a residence on the north side of Iron Mountain on a report the man was not breathing. They found him outside on his front walk.

Police say the man had been deceased for several hours before he was discovered. Officials don’t know if he died from natural causes or from exposure. No foul play is suspected.

The cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Attorney General Dana Nessel says Michigan has joined a lawsuit filed against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed the lawsuit Monday and says 16 states allege the Trump administration's action violates the Constitution.

Also joining the lawsuit are the attorneys general of Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, and Virginia.

ANN ARBOR, MI (MPRN)--   Activists across Michigan gathered Monday to protest President Trump's national emergency declaration.

White House officials say the declaration will free up more than $8 billion for a southern border wall.

More than 100 people showed up to protest in front of Ann Arbor's federal courthouse. Other protests were organized in Lansing, Ypsilanti, and Ferndale.

They say Trump's emergency declaration is an abuse of power and they want Congress to put a stop to it.

Adam Nash is one of the organizers.

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Attorney General Dana Nessel is scheduled to give her first public briefing on three major state cases this week. 

Nessel said she’ll be joined by Michigan State Police Colonel Joe Gasper and Michigan Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud.

These are all cases that Nessel inherited from former Attorney General Bill Schuette, and Nessel has been tightlipped about her plans for them.

SUAMICO, WI (AP)--   Brown County sheriff's deputies say a woman was fatally shot by the father of one of her children who then took his own life. 

Authorities were called to a home in Suamico about 2:30 a.m. Monday where they found 34-year-old Brooke Fontaine suffering from a gunshot wound. They also found 28-year-old Sebastian Royal, of Milwaukee, dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound in the driveway.

DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 8 cents from a week ago to about $2.37 per gallon.

The Dearborn-based auto club says Monday that it appears additional price increases could be on the way. However, AAA says Michigan drivers still are paying almost 10 cents less than this time last year.

The state's highest average was about $2.42 a gallon in the Marquette area. The lowest average was about $2.32 in the Traverse City area.

AAA Michigan surveys daily fuel prices at 2,800 gas stations across the state.

HANCOCK, MI--   The Keweenaw Community Foundation says help is still available to those affected by Father’s Day flooding last year.


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