MARQUETTE, MI--   A Marquette man has been arrested for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy. 

Last week city police discovered a 28-year-old sex offender was living in town and had failed to register his address.  Officers went to the house where the man was staying and discovered a 12-year-old male also living at the residence.  After police notified the boy’s family of the suspect’s sex offender status, the victim’s mother brought the boy in, saying her son had been assaulted. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette Police have arrested an Ishpeming man for breaking into vehicles on the East side of Marquette. 

Saturday around 3 a.m. a citizen reported she’d seen someone entering vehicles on the 400 block of East Crescent Street.  Officers arrived and saw the suspect inside a pickup truck.  The man fled, but after a pursuit on foot police caught and arrested him. 

Investigation indicates Jesse Jay Croschere, 21, of Ishpeming had been going into unlocked vehicles and stealing valuable items.  He remains lodged in the Marquette County Jail.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Marquette beach reopened Sunday after the city shut it down due to bacterial concerns. 

It was the third time South Beach was closed to the public because of high levels of E. coli in the water.  Officials barred residents from swimming on July 20 and August 9 after readings of more than 300 parts of E. coli per hundred milliliters were taken.  North Beach was closed for the same reason on July 27. 

Officials are trying to determine the cause of the high bacterial levels.  Possibilities include sewage runoff, animal waste, and storm water overflow. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   A rare breeding falcon is nesting again this year at a Marquette power plant. 

The Peregrine Falcon nested and has hatched two male chicks at the WE Energies Presque Isle Power Plant.  It’s the second year that the same mother has laid her eggs at the nest.

Officials say employees and their families were given a chance to see the baby falcons up close as they were banded.  Children came up with names for the chicks, which were chosen at random out of a hat.  The names are Felco and Superman.

MARQUETTE, MI – The 36th running of the Big Bay Relay will be held Saturday, and race officials want to make sure the runners are safe.

Participants will take off from the River Park Sports Complex in Marquette at 8 a.m. and run about 26 miles to the finish at Perkins Park. More than 40 teams are expected to take part.

Officials say runners will be wearing a reflective strap and running on the left side of the road, facing traffic. “Race in progress” signs will be posted throughout the course between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI (WNMU) – A Marquette teen is lucky to be uninjured, following a one-vehicle crash in Marquette Township.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office was called Monday around 1:30 p.m. to County Road 550 north of Middle Island Point Road.

Deputies say Cassandra Gasman, 17, of Marquette was southbound when she said she fell asleep, drove off the right side of the road, hit the ditch, and rolled the vehicle.


MARQUETTE, MI (WNMU) – Many Marquette residents were stunned when they looked out to Picnic Rocks Wednesday.

Normally featuring the year of the current graduating class, the rock was painted instead with the phrase “beat your wife.”

In order to keep private citizens from venturing out on their own to take care of the graffiti, city officials launched a boat and removed the message with gray paint. They say obliterating the phrase sends a clear message that the community is offended by the idea of domestic violence.