CALUMET, MI--   An armed woman who was shot by Michigan State Police at a Hubbell residence Monday night is in critical condition.

Troopers from the Calumet Post responded to a report of shots fired at the house and encountered the 28-year-old woman outside with a gun. She refused to drop the firearm. Officers say they feared for the safety of an elderly person inside the house, and when the woman tried to go back inside they fired their weapons.

The suspect was taken to a local hospital then transferred to a Green Bay facility, where she remains in critical condition.

HUBBELL, MI--   Officials are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Houghton County.

Monday around 9:15 p.m. Michigan State Police from the Calumet Post and a deputy from the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report of shots fired at a Hubbell residence. Officers encountered a 28-year-old woman armed with a gun outside the house. The officers repeatedly commanded the woman to put the firearm down, but she refused and tried to go back into the residence with the gun.

HUBBELL, MI--   Michigan State Police from the Calumet post are looking for information about a motorcycle stolen from a Hubbell home.

Troopers say it happened sometime between 3 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Sunday. The bike is an orange and black 110cc SSR that has an aftermarket exhaust pipe.

Anyone with information about the bike is asked to call the Calumet Post at 906-337-5145. 


HOUGHTON, MI--   A Houghton County man who pleaded to stabbing a Hubbell woman to death and trying to kill her daughter last September has been sentenced. 

Paul Moilanen, 43, of Hubbell pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in the death of Marcy Lavigne and attempted murder in an attack on her 14-year-old daughter. 

In Houghton County Circuit Court on Monday Moilanen was sentenced to 37½ to 60 years in prison with credit for 346 days already served.  He was not present at the sentencing.

HOUGHTON, MI--   A Hubbell man arrested in the stabbing death of a 48-year-old woman and the attempted stabbing of her daughter has pleaded no contest in the case.  

Paul Moilanen, 42, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Marcy Lavigne and attempted murder in an attack on her 14-year-old daughter last September. 

He pleaded no contest to both charges Monday in Houghton County Circuit Court.

Moilanen faces up to life in prison.  Sentencing is set for August 31. 

HOUGHTON, MI--   A Hubbell man accused of stabbing a woman to death last month appeared in Houghton County District Court Monday for a preliminary exam.  

Paul Moilanen, 42, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Marcy Lavigne, 48, of Hubbell and attempted murder in the stabbing of her 14-year-old daughter. 

Moilanen’s attorney waived the rule that sets a preliminary hearing date within 14 days of an arrest.  He said he needed more time to collect and review evidence and information. 

Moilanen will return to court within 30 days. 

TORCH LAKE TOWNSHIP, MI--   A woman has been stabbed to death in Houghton County. 

Sheriff’s deputies were called Friday around 3:30 a.m. to the scene in Hubbell and found two females with multiple stab wounds.  A 48-year-old woman was declared dead at the scene, while a 14-year-old girl—who had called 911—was taken to Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital for treatment. 

TAMARACK CITY, MI--   A boil advisory has been issued for an area in Houghton County. 

Residents in Tamarack City and Hubbell are being advised to boil their tap water for at least five minutes before drinking or cooking with it. 

A water main break Tuesday at M-26 and 6th  Street prompted the advisory.  Officials say it will be lifted once tests indicate water samples are free of bacteria.  Residents should then flush their taps for at least ten minutes when service is restored, likely in one or two days.