Insights: Bishop John Doerfler discusses AG’s clergy child sex abuse report

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – Michigan Attorney General released a report in October of allegations of various abuse her office has either received or investigated with the Marquette Catholic Diocese. There were 44 priests listed in the report, 38 of whom were employed or incardinated by the Marquette Catholic Diocese. The report clarifies that what is […]

Escanaba man arrested for child sexually abusive activity

ESCANABA, Mich. – The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is announcing the arrest of Joseph Andrew Gavlek, 20 of Escanaba, for child sexually abusive activity-aggravated distributing or promoting and using a computer to commit a crime. Gavlek was arrested following an investigation that began with a tip […]

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 […]

Gladstone man faces child sex crime charges after sting operation in Munising

MUNISING, Mich. (WZMQ) – A Gladstone man is facing child sex crime charges after a sting operation in Alger County. The Upper Peninsula Human Trafficking Task Force reports 38-year-old Clifford Lawrence Kaja is charged with one count of accosting a child for immoral purposes, a four-year felony; one count of using a computer to commit […]

2 arrested on meth charges in Marquette

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – Two Marquette County residents are facing drug charges after police found them in possession of meth. On Saturday, Sept. 17 around 2 a.m., Marquette Police Department officers conducted a traffic stop on US-41 near McClellan Ave. for a traffic violation. During the stop, officers learned that the two occupants had unrelated […]

Marquette man charged after investigation into child sexual predators

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – A Marquette is facing numerous charges after a Michigan State Police investigation into child sexual predators in the Marquette area. Royce Hagemeister, 41, is charged with accosting a child for immoral purposes, child sexually abusive activity, and two counts of using a computer to commit a crime. During the investigation, an […]

L’Anse man dies after assault; Houghton man charged with open homicide

HOUGHTON, Mich. (WZMQ) – A 19-year-old Houghton man is charged with homicide after a 24-year-old L’Anse man died from his injuries following an assault. The Houghton Police Department says Luke Kreider was initially charged with Assault/Intent to Murder on Friday, September 2. The Houghton County Prosecutor’s Office amended the charge Tuesday, September 6 to Homicide-Open […]

Marquette Senior Center damaged, suspect arrested also faces assault charge

MARQUETTE, Mich. – A Marquette man is facing multiple charges after police suspect he damaged the Marquette Senior Center. Brett Oday, 28, is charged with malicious destruction of property over $1,000 and under $20,000, as well as felonious assault. Marquette City Police responded to the center, located at 300 W. Baraga Ave. next door to […]