ESCANABA, MI--   No injuries are reported following a house fire in Escanaba.  

Officers from the Department of Public Safety were called to 1010 Stephenson Avenue Monday around 11:40 a.m. and found smoke coming from multiple locations of the home.  Firefighters made sure all occupants of the residence were out of the building, then identified the primary source of the fire in the basement. 

It took two hours to extinguish the blaze. 

There were no injuries.   

UPDATE--7/22/14 4:30 a.m.--  Abigail Master has been located in the City of Escanaba.  She called police to turn herself in around 9 p.m. Monday.  Master was unharmed.

The Delta County Sheriff's Office thanks everyone for their assistance.


ESCANABA, MI--   Authorities are asking residents to be on the lookout for a missing/endangered girl.

ESCANABA, MI--   A judge has found a Wisconsin man guilty of robbing two Subway restaurants in Escanaba in 2012.  

Following a bench trial in which he represented himself, Brook Grzelak, 52, was convicted Wednesday of two counts of safe breaking, two counts of breaking and entering a building with intent, and possession of burglary tools.  He faces up to life in prison.

Sentencing is set for June 23 in Delta County Circuit Court. 

Woman wins when truck plunges into Little Bay de Noc

Apr 28, 2014
Escanaba Daily Press

ESCANABA, MI (AP)--   It's become a tradition in Escanaba, perhaps the real end to winter: When will a pickup truck fall through the melting ice in Little Bay de Noc? 

It finally happened Thursday, and the winning prediction was made by Cheryl Ohman, who guessed the correct date. Her time prediction was just 25 seconds off the exact time.

Ohman gets about $1,600, free tires and two passes to Bark River International Raceway. The icebreaker contest is sponsored by the Bark River Lions Club, which spends half of the $2 entry fee on local charity.

Bonifas Fine Arts Center Activities Previewed

Apr 24, 2014


ESCANABA, MI--   Police continue to investigate the crash of a semi into an Escanaba overpass Friday.

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened around 11:15 a.m. on US-2 & 41/M-35. 

A 60-year-old Gwinn man was northbound in a semi and pulling a tandem trailer when he lost control in icy and slushy conditions.  The truck struck a viaduct near the entrance to NewPage, which caused the trailer to overturn.  The trailer blocked portions of both the northbound and southbound lanes for some time.

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EL PASO, TX--   A Texas man arrested in Escanaba heads to trial in October in connection with his five-month-old son’s death.  

Police apprehended Army specialist Jeffrey Farrey, 22, of El Paso at a hotel November 17 for being AWOL from Fort Bliss.  He was with his wife Jenna and 18-month-old son, Blake, but their younger son, five-month-old Jackson, was not with them. 

On November 20 the body of an infant was found in the New Mexico desert.  Officials haven’t confirmed the identity, but it is believed to be Jackson Farrey. 

ESCANABA, MI (AP)--   A West Texas woman has been extradited from Michigan on parole violation charges amid the investigation of a baby found dead in the New Mexico desert.  

Authorities have said the body is believed to be Jenna Farrey's 5-month-old son, Jackson. El Paso County jail records show she was being held without bond Wednesday over a child abandonment conviction with another son.

The search began for the family after Fort Bliss soldier Jeffrey Farrey missed work. Authorities located Farrey, his wife and their toddler son in Escanaba on November 17.

ESCANABA, MI--   It was a record-breaking year for the U.P. State Fair in Escanaba.  

Vickie Micheau is executive director of the Delta Commerce Center, which contracts with the U.P. State Fair Authority to manage the fair. 

She says attendance was nearly 80,000—up 4 percent from last year.  And ridership at the Skerbeck Carnival rose nearly 10 percent from 2012.