Escanaba

ESCANABA, MI--   Police continue to investigate two suspected meth labs found in Escanaba last week. 

Thursday around 9:30 a.m. Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team detectives were called to the city landfill site, where meth-manufacturing components were found in a recycling container.

Friday around 1 a.m. UPSET assisted Escanaba Public Safety officers when meth components were found in a residence at 310 S. 12th Street. 

No arrests have been made at this time.

ESCANABA, MI--   The Upper Hand Brewery in Escanaba is expanding, only six months after it officially

opened. 

The project will add more than 5,400 square feet indoors and more than 2,700 square feet of outdoor storage.  That will expand the facility’s annual capacity from 5,000 to 15,000 barrels. 

Ten, 100-barrel fermenters will be added, along with space and infrastructure to accommodate more vessels in the future. 

The project is expected to break ground in July. 

ESCANABA, MI--   An Escanaba man arrested on drug charges has entered a plea in the case.

John Gray, 44, pleaded guilty Friday to delivery of a Schedule 4 controlled substance and maintaining a drug house.  As part of the deal three counts of delivery of a controlled substance and a habitual offender charge were dropped. 

Sentencing is set for June 19 in Delta County Circuit Court. 

ESCANABA, MI--   An Escanaba house has been damaged by fire.  

Public Safety officers were dispatched around 10:00 Monday morning to a residence on 18th Road.  When they arrived they found smoke and flames coming from the house. 

Firefighters were eventually able to extinguish the fire—the cause of which remains under investigation. 

The house sustained heavy fire, smoke, and water damage. 

ESCANABA, MI--   An Escanaba man has pleaded guilty to drug charges. 

Jacob Anderson, 23, was one of 13 people charged in an UPSET drug bust in March.  He pleaded to one count of possession of buprenorphine and one count of use of buprenorphine.  As part of the deal one count of delivery of a controlled substance was dropped. 

Anderson will be sentenced June 1 in Delta County Circuit Court. 

ESCANABA, MI--   An Escanaba man initially charged with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder has pleaded to lesser charges. 

Michael Jones, 22, was accused of assaulting two men, breaking van windows, entering a residence without permission, and fleeing police in a January incident.  He pleaded guilty on Friday to third-degree home invasion, fleeing and eluding, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, and operating while intoxicated.

Jones’ original charges also included assault with a dangerous weapon and two counts of malicious destruction of property.

ESCANABA, MI--   All occupants were able to escape a trailer fire Sunday night in Escanaba. 

The Department of Public Safety arrived at 1401 North 23rd Street, Lot 73 around 9:30 and saw flames and smoke under the trailer.  The fire was extinguished and smoke ventilated from the house. 

No injuries were reported.

Officials say the cause of the fire appears to be electrical. 

ESCANABA, MI--   An Escanaba suspect has been bound over to circuit court on assault charges. 

Michael Jones, 22, is accused of being under the influence of alcohol when he assaulted two Escanaba men, broke van windows, and fled police. 

He’s charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, fleeing and eluding, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, two counts of malicious destruction of property, and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Arraignment is set for March 9 in Delta County Circuit Court. 

ESCANABA, MI--   An Escanaba man is facing criminal charges for the second time in three years. 

Michael Scott Jones, 22, was arrested Thursday on six charges, including assault with intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, and fleeing and eluding an officer.  He remains lodged in the Delta County Jail.

Jones was also arrested in 2012 for home invasion and felonious assault.  He was sentenced to 11 months in jail. 

U.P. State Fair kicks off Monday

Aug 11, 2014
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ESCANABA, MI (AP)--   The annual U.P. State Fair returns to Escanaba with a midway carnival, live music acts and farm animal exhibits. 

Governed by representatives from all 15 Upper Peninsula counties and the Hannahville Indian Community, the fair opens at 5 p.m. Monday and runs through Friday.

Livestock events are scheduled throughout the week. The fair also features a mobile zoo, acrobats, chain saw carving and sand sculptures.

This marks the fifth year it will operate without funding from the state. The fair first opened in 1928.

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