Marquette man convicted of 7 felonies, including CSC and weapons charges

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – A Marquette man was found guilty Wednesday of multiple criminal sexual conduct charges and weapons charges. The Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office said after a two-day jury trial, Jason Thomas Leist, 42, was convicted of seven felonies, including two counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct, each of which carries a maximum […]

Minor injuries in crash at Marquette County crossroads

SANDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZMQ) – Minor injuries were reported in a crash involving three vehicles Wednesday afternoon in Marquette County. The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened at 4:02 p.m. at the Crossroads- the intersection of M-553 and CR 480. A 22-year-old Gwinn man entered the intersection westbound, failing to yield to an SUV, […]

1 dead in single-vehicle crash in Ontonagon

ONTONAGON, Mich. (WZMQ) – An Ontonagon resident is dead after a crash Thursday night. The Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Office said it happened around 11:30 p.m. on Norwich Rd. A 36-year-old Ontonagon resident was driving north on Norwich Rd. just south of Domitrovich Rd. when the vehicle left the road and went nearly 400 feet into […]

MSP investigating fatal crash in Baraga County linked to missing teen

L’ANSE, Mich. (WZMQ) – The Michigan State Police Calumet Post is investigating a fatal crash connected to a missing person case in Baraga County. On Thursday, Sept. 22, troopers assisted NMU Public Safety and the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community with the search of a missing person, identified as 18-year-old Virgil Mongozid. NMU Public Safety called […]

Negaunee man arrested for 2 unarmed robbery attempts

NEGAUNEE, Mich. (WZMQ) – A Negaunee man is in jail after police suspect him of two attempted, unarmed robberies. The Negaunee Police Department said it happened Wednesday, Sept. 21 around 4:30 p.m. Officers were called to an unarmed robbery attempt at Embers Credit Union in Negaunee. As officers were arriving to the bank, a second […]

Bay College president announces plan to retire summer 2023

ESCANABA, Mich. – Bay College President Laura Coleman announced her intent to retire during the College’s Board of Trustees meeting September 21.  Coleman will retire effective June 30, 2023, as the fifth and longest-serving president in Bay College’s 60-year history. “The Bay College team has worked diligently over the past 16 years to improve student […]

MDHHS urges residents to get the flu shot sooner than later

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is urging Michiganders to get their flu vaccine as soon as possible to protect themselves and their communities from flu this season. Getting a flu vaccine is critical because flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will likely be spreading simultaneously. Residents […]