Bomb Threat at Escanaba Area Schools

Escanaba, Mich. (WZMQ)- Escanaba Area schools are in a Non-Emergency lockdown following a Bomb Threat received by the school district this morning. As of 2:42pm schools in the district are beginning to come out of lockdown. Multiple law enforcement agencies including the DNR, Michigan State Police, and Escanaba Public Safety Department responded to the threat. […]

Gov. Whitmer signs bills increasing road patrol funding

LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday signed three bipartisan bills increasing funding for the Secondary Road Patrol (SRP) program. These bills will keep drivers safe in their communities by putting more officers on the road, improving recruitment and retention efforts, and bolstering training. The bills build on the MI Safe Communities program the governor launched last summer to invest in local police, get illegal guns off the street, and expand opportunities in jobs, education, and the […]

Body found on Lake Superior shore in Canada identified as missing Lower Michigan woman

ONTARIO, Can. (WZMQ) – The body of a Lower Michigan woman missing since June and was found on shore in Canada has now been identified, according to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. On June 26, 2022, the sheriff’s office took a complaint of a missing person, Olivia Ernst from Wixom in Oakland County. Ernst’s unoccupied […]

UPDATE: missing Marquette County man found alive and well

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – A man missing out of Delta and Marquette Counties was found alive and well. The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says 56-year-old Dennis James Kivioja was located just after 10 a.m. Monday and was put in touch with his family. The sheriff’s office thanks everyone who called into the tipline with information. […]

Marquette Sheriffs Office Struggles to Find Officers

The Marquette County Sheriffs Office is down 7 field officers right now. The shortages are due to a variety of reasons including retirement, transfers, and officers leaving for different departments. The shortage of man power leaves the department with only two thirds of its usual field officers. Sheriff Greg Zyburt says the shortage has led […]