South Republic

SOUTH REPUBLIC, MI--   Michigan State Police from the Negaunee Post are investigating the breaking and entering of a South Republic business.

Someone broke into Peter’s True Value in the early morning hours of April 1 and took several items, including tobacco and alcohol. State Police evidence technicians were able to obtain prints and DNA samples from the scene.

The owner of the business is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

UPDATE, 5:35 pm:  The Marquette County Sheriff's Department has identified the driver of the vehicle as William King, 63, of Republic. It's believed that King recently moved to the area from Wisconsin. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The passenger was Brian Yelle, 53, of Republic. He was taken to UPHS Marquette, treated, and released.

Officials believe alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.

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SOUTH REPUBLIC, MI--   State Police from the Negaunee Post are investigating a series of breaking-and-entering complaints in Marquette County. 

Troopers say the break-ins occurred in South Republic between 5 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday.  Several valuable items were reported stolen.

Anyone with information regarding the thefts is asked to call the Negaunee Post at 475-9922.