Stay Home – Winter Storm Warning Now: The big 2017 24-hour Upper Peninsula snowstorm started as of 7 p.m. ET tonight – as up to heavy lake-effect snow, 40 mile per hour winds, huge Lake Superior waves and terrible driving – prepare for school and other closings on Tuesday

Happening now – U.P. Breaking News Weather Bulletin – 12-11-17 7:40 p.m. ET

National Weather Service Office for Marquette, MI:
Travel conditions will deteriorate rapidly across eastern Marquette county and much of Alger county during the overnight hours, with white-out conditions possible at times along with significant snowfall

Updated special weather advisories for U.P. by NWS in Negaunee Township – calls for deep snow, white-out conditions, 40 mile per hour winds and generally terrible driving

By Greg Peterson
Upper Peninsula Breaking News
Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(Upper Peninsula of Michigan) – For the next 24-hours heavy lake effect snow will pound many areas of the U.P. – and creating deadly driving conditions.

Numerous power outages have been reported in the Escanaba area due to issues with a substation and with trees/powerlines. Several city of Escanaba line crews have been called out

Here are the latest warnings and advisories:

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National Weather Service:

Winter Storm Warning


 

 

 

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Marquette MI
206 PM EST Mon Dec 11 2017

MIZ005-120315-
/O.CON.KMQT.WS.W.0007.171212T0000Z-171213T0000Z/
Marquette-
Including the cities of Gwinn and Marquette
206 PM EST Mon Dec 11 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING
TO 7 PM EST TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy lake effect snow expected. Plan on difficult travel
  conditions, including during the morning commute on Tuesday.
  Total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches, except 12 to 19
  inches from near Marquette and Harvey to near McFarland,
  Carlshend and Skandia, are expected. Locations to the south and
  west of Champion to Ishpeming and Gwinn will see snow totals of
  1 to 3 inches.

* WHERE...Marquette County. Impacting portions of US-41, M-28,
  M-35 and M-94, especially south and east of Marquette.

* WHEN...From 7 PM this evening to 7 PM EST Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 40 mph near Lake
  Superior and 30 mph inland will cause areas of blowing and
  drifting snow. This will lead to white-out conditions at times,
  especially along M-28 between Marquette and Munising.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for McFarland, Carlshend and Skandia means
significant amounts of lake effect snow are forecast that will
make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel,
keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case
of an emergency.

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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Marquette MI
206 PM EST Mon Dec 11 2017

MIZ005-120315-
/O.CON.KMQT.WS.W.0007.171212T0000Z-171213T0000Z/
Marquette-
Including the cities of Gwinn and Marquette
206 PM EST Mon Dec 11 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING
TO 7 PM EST TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy lake effect snow expected. Plan on difficult travel
  conditions, including during the morning commute on Tuesday.
  Total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches, except 12 to 19
  inches from near Marquette and Harvey to near McFarland,
  Carlshend and Skandia, are expected. Locations to the south and
  west of Champion to Ishpeming and Gwinn will see snow totals of
  1 to 3 inches.

* WHERE...Marquette County. Impacting portions of US-41, M-28,
  M-35 and M-94, especially south and east of Marquette.

* WHEN...From 7 PM this evening to 7 PM EST Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 40 mph near Lake
  Superior and 30 mph inland will cause areas of blowing and
  drifting snow. This will lead to white-out conditions at times,
  especially along M-28 between Marquette and Munising.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy lake effect snow means
significant amounts of lake effect snow are forecast that will
make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel,
keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case
of an emergency.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Marquette MI
430 PM EST Mon Dec 11 2017

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Keweenaw-Ontonagon-Northern Houghton-Baraga-Marquette-Alger-Luce-
Gogebic-Iron-Dickinson-Menominee-Delta-Southern Schoolcraft-
Southern Houghton-Northern Schoolcraft-
430 PM EST Mon Dec 11 2017 /330 PM CST Mon Dec 11 2017/

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of western Upper
Michigan and central Upper Michigan.

.DAY ONE...Tonight

Tonight, moderate to heavy lake effect snow will develop from
west to east across the north wind snow belts. Strong and gusty
north winds to around 35 mph will create blowing and drifting
snow, which will restrict visibilities and create hazardous travel
conditions across the north wind snowbelts. Travel conditions
will deteriorate rapidly across eastern Marquette county and much
of Alger county during the overnight hours, with white-out
conditions possible at times along with significant snowfall. See
the latest Winter Weather Message for further details.

The strong and gusty northerly winds off of Lake Superior will
allow large waves to build along the Alger County shoreline. This
will lead to minor beach erosion and lakeshore flooding. See the
latest Lakeshore Hazard Message for further details.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday

Significant impacts to travel are expected to linger across
eastern Marquette county and much of Alger county, where
occasional white-out conditions and significant snowfall will last
through the day on Tuesday. Across the west and east, hazardous
travel will still be possible with light snow accumulations on
Tuesday. See the latest Winter Weather Message for further
details.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather spotters are encouraged to submit reports of snowfall and
low visibilities to the National Weather Service in Marquette.
The public may also submit reports through our webpage, Facebook
page or on Twitter.

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E-mail: w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov
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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: for Safety, for Work, for Fun – FOR LIFE

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Marquette MI
430 PM EST Mon Dec 11 2017

MIZ001>007-009>014-084-085-122130-
Keweenaw-Ontonagon-Northern Houghton-Baraga-Marquette-Alger-Luce-
Gogebic-Iron-Dickinson-Menominee-Delta-Southern Schoolcraft-
Southern Houghton-Northern Schoolcraft-
430 PM EST Mon Dec 11 2017 /330 PM CST Mon Dec 11 2017/

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of western Upper
Michigan and central Upper Michigan.

.DAY ONE...Tonight

Tonight, moderate to heavy lake effect snow will develop from
west to east across the north wind snow belts. Strong and gusty
north winds to around 35 mph will create blowing and drifting
snow, which will restrict visibilities and create hazardous travel
conditions across the north wind snowbelts. Travel conditions
will deteriorate rapidly across eastern Marquette county and much
of Alger county during the overnight hours, with white-out
conditions possible at times along with significant snowfall. See
the latest Winter Weather Message for further details.

The strong and gusty northerly winds off of Lake Superior will
allow large waves to build along the Alger County shoreline. This
will lead to minor beach erosion and lakeshore flooding. See the
latest Lakeshore Hazard Message for further details.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday

Significant impacts to travel are expected to linger across
eastern Marquette county and much of Alger county, where
occasional white-out conditions and significant snowfall will last
through the day on Tuesday. Across the west and east, hazardous
travel will still be possible with light snow accumulations on
Tuesday. See the latest Winter Weather Message for further
details.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather spotters are encouraged to submit reports of snowfall and
low visibilities to the National Weather Service in Marquette.
The public may also submit reports through our webpage, Facebook
page or on Twitter.

$$


 

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Marquette MI
206 PM EST Mon Dec 11 2017

MIZ005-120315-
/O.CON.KMQT.WS.W.0007.171212T0000Z-171213T0000Z/
Marquette-
Including the cities of Gwinn and Marquette
206 PM EST Mon Dec 11 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING
TO 7 PM EST TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy lake effect snow expected. Plan on difficult travel
  conditions, including during the morning commute on Tuesday.
  Total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches, except 12 to 19
  inches from near Marquette and Harvey to near McFarland,
  Carlshend and Skandia, are expected. Locations to the south and
  west of Champion to Ishpeming and Gwinn will see snow totals of
  1 to 3 inches.

* WHERE...Marquette County. Impacting portions of US-41, M-28,
  M-35 and M-94, especially south and east of Marquette.

* WHEN...From 7 PM this evening to 7 PM EST Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 40 mph near Lake
  Superior and 30 mph inland will cause areas of blowing and
  drifting snow. This will lead to white-out conditions at times,
  especially along M-28 between Marquette and Munising.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy lake effect snow means
significant amounts of lake effect snow are forecast that will
make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel,
keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case
of an emergency.

 

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It was a very busy weekend for police across the Upper Peninsula – resulting in numerous people arrested in Marquette County in unrelated serious cases that include sex charges involving children, drugs, attempted sexual assault, aggravated stalking, domestic violence, and a double stabbing

Marquette County weekend bookings in involve serious cases that include allegations of child-related sex charges, heroin, attempted sexual assault, aggravated stalking, domestic violence and a double stabbing

By Greg Peterson
Upper Peninsula Breaking News
Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

A convicted sex offender has been booked again in Marquette, MI on child related charges.
Zachary Scott Boyle registered sex offender

41-year-old Zachary Scott Boyle of Marquette County (including Gwinn, Ishpeming) was booked into the Marquette County Jail (MCJ) at 9:04 a.m. today, Mon., Dec. 11, 2017 on a charge of fourth degree attempted criminal sexual conduct (CSC). On April 25, 2016, Boyle was convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct – Fourth Degree (incest).
His latest address on sex offender registration is 137 Tarzon Street in Gwinn, MI.
Recently Ishpeming Police were called to a CSC compliant at an Ishpeming mobile home park but its not clear if this is related to that incident or if other sexual assault probes are underway.
Boyle’s online addresses including voting records includes 406 E North Street in Ishpeming, MI. If you have information on this case please contact U.P. Breaking News.

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Craig Ryan Korpi FB 137-year-old Craig Ryan Korpi of 707 First St. in Ishpeming, Mi was booked into the Marquette County Jail tonight, Dec. 11, 2017 on a charge of second offense assault/domestic violence.
On Oct. 30, 2016, Korpi was arraigned before Marquette County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Mazzuchi and pleaded guilty to a single count of delivery and manufacture of drugs that happened on March 9, 2016.
The maximum sentence if guilty is seven years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Korpi was set to be sentenced on Dec. 11, 2016 – one year ago today. The results of the sentencing is not available. Details of the domestic violence incident have not been released.

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30-year-old Justin Matthew Daley of Sault Ste. Marie, MI was booked into the MCJ at 9:30 Sunday morning on a charge of possession of child sexually abusive material. Bond has not been set. He also lists an address in Kincheloe. Details have not been released. Please contact U.P. Breaking News if you have info on this case.

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31-year-old Tyler Yelle of Marquette was lodged in the MCJ at 10:38 p.m. on Sun., Dec. 10, 2017 in connection with a double stabbing in Negaunee. Yelle is charged with assault and battery and third degree home invasion. Bond has not been set.

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24-year-old Jared Erickson of Marquette, MI was booked into the MCJ at 2:10 a.m. Saturday morning on a charge of attempted resisting and obstructing police. Erickson was released about ten hours later on a $2,500 bond.

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Addison Martins FB photo.123-year-old Addison Martins of Marquette, MI was booked into the MCJ about 2 a.m. Saturday morning on a charge of illegal entry. He was was released about 11 hours later on a $2,500 bond. On Facebook,

Martins states he is a Northern Michigan University student from Waterford, MI

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Jeffrey Allen Fisk burglary mug 1

37-year-old Jeffery Allen Frisk of Marquette, MI was booked Friday night into the MCJ at 7:25 p.m. on charges of breaking and entering without the owner’s consent and malicious destruction of property under $200.

Bond was not set.

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42-year-old Derrick Samuels of Marquette, MI was booked into the MCJ about 9 a.m. on Sunday on a charged of delivery and sale of heroin.

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Steve Murk, Marquette stalking FB 1 201049-year-old Steven Paul Murk of Marquette, MI was booked into the MCJ on about 5:30 p.m. Friday night on charges of aggravated stalking and second offense driving with a suspended/revoked driver’s license or substance offense.

Bond is set at $10,000 on the stalking charge and $2,500 on the driving charge.

He was released on bond about 1:30 Saturday afternoon. Online records indicate Murk has lived in Marquette, Munising, and in the states of Ohio, Indiana and Texas.

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22-year-old Lacie Borchert of Marquette, Mi was booked into the MCJ about 4:30 Friday afternoon on a charge of a circuit court probation violation.

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Arrest made: Sunday night double stabbing with kitchen knife reported in Negaunee, MI

U.P. Breaking News Stabbing Update – 12-11-12  12:45  a.m. ET

Charges filed against one suspect in connection with Negaunee stabbing probe

31-year-old Tyler Scott Yelle of 2122 W. Fair Ave. in Marquette, MI has been arrested in connection with the reported double stabbing Sunday night in Negaunee, MI.

Yelle was booked into the Marquette County Jail at 10:38 p.m. Sunday night, Dec. 10, 2017 on two felony charges – Assault and battery and third degree home invasion. Bond was not set.
On March 2, 2017, Yelle was sentenced in Marquette County District Court Judge Roger W. Kangas to a jail term for second offense operating while impaired. Yelle was sentenced to 300 days jail with credit for 164 days served plus he was ordered to pay a nearly $1,400 fine.
U.P. Breaking News Bulletin – 12-10-17 – 9:45 p.m. ET

Double stabbing probe in Negaunee, MI

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By Greg Peterson
Upper Peninsula Breaking News
Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(Negaunee, MI) – An altercation resulting in a double stabbing with large kitchen knife was reported Sunday night inside an apartment in Negaunee, MI in a chaotic situation that left police with two stabbing victims at different locations.

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The double stabbing was reported about 9:22 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.

Both victims are male.

Two ambulances have been called from U.P. Health System – Ishpeming. The case is being investigated by Negaunee Police with assistance from other agencies including Ishpeming Police Department. Both victims have been rushed to the hospital.

One male victim with a reported stab wound to the left forearm was located in an upstairs apartment at 317 N. Brown Ave. in Negaunee. The other victim and a male friend, called 911 from the Super One Foods a few blocks away. That male victim has a stab wound to the left side of his chest.

A neighbor first called police reporting an argument in an upstairs apartment followed by someone screaming “there is blood everywhere.”

That’s when a female called from the apartment at 317 N. Brown Ave. to report the stabbing.
It is not clear who stabbed who. But police are not searching for a suspect on the loose. It is believed of the four people involved – at least one did the stabbing – and possibly more.

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RESCUED: U.S. National Park Service Ranger and Alger County 911 working hard to pinpoint people whose vehicle has sunk in a water hole in remote area between Shingleton and Grand Marais, MI

U.P. Breaking News Bulletin – 12-10-17 7:24 p.m. ET

Rescued: U.S. National Park Service Ranger and 911 dispatcher work on Sunday night to find people whose vehicle sunk – in remote Alger County

Ntl park service Nevins Lake Rd.

U.S. NPS Ranger, Alger 911 search turns out great as stranded people found

Ntl Park Service, Alger 911 graphic

By Greg Peterson
Upper Peninsula Breaking News
Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(Shingleton, MI) – It began about an hour before dark on Sunday night, and one National Park Service ranger at the Hiawatha National Forest and a 911 dispatcher finally found people whose vehicle had sunk in a water hole.

The stranded people were found about 7:10 p.m. ET on Mahoney Lake Road.

“I am going to drive them to town,” a U.S. National Park Service Ranger told Alger 911.

“They are saying the car is filling up with water,” the ranger said requesting a flatbed and others be notified to help tow the vehicle.

“The vehicle is right in the middle of road and they said they just drove over some snow in sunk down a hole in the middle of the road” on Mahoney Lake Road, the ranger said.

“Right now just into town so they can call their parents,” as he was driving the kids to Munising and was told “Wilderness was on the phone wondering where you are going to drop off” the youths.

Earlier tonight, a 911 dispatcher notified a U.S. Park Service ranger that 911 had received more than a dozen cell phone calls that were unreadable because of the remote location of those needing help. This was just before dark on today, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.

The initial cell calls were “pinging off the Grand Marais tower.” The dispatcher also tried texting the 911 callers – who calls were breaking up and distorted.

The about 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10-217, the dispatcher was able to ping back the call and discovered the apparent location was three miles off the Mahoney Lake Road – south of H-58. Finally, a one minute conversation with the 911 caller revealed their “vehicle sunk in a water hole” and no one was injured. The stranded people did not need medical assistance.

“She advised there are vehicle tracks where they were,” the dispatcher said.

The ranger told the dispatcher the road is not plowed and it may get his vehicle stuck.
Another location that is being searched is Nevins Lake Road off Mahoney Lake Rd.

The ranger is still trying finding the people at this hour but his vehicle may get stuck. The names of those involved have not been released.

I can not go any further down this Nevins Lake Road,” the ranger stated at 6:57 p.m. Sunday night “I am at the Camp Radar.”

U.P. Breaking News does not know the identity of the emergency officials who worked so hard to make the rescue happen.

The incident also highlights the bad conditions in remote area and those in vehicles or snowmobile should travel with caution.

Saluting U.S. National Park Service Rangers – Munising, Grand Marais, Shingleton – Hiawatha National Forest

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https://www.nps.gov/piro/index.htm
https://www.nps.gov/piro/learn/management/staffandoffices.htm
https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/hiawatha/recarea/?recid=13273
Saluting Alger 911
http://www.algercourthouse.com/Sheriff/
https://www.michigan.gov/documents/msp/Primary_PSAPs_430168_7.pdf

 

WLUC TV-6 News, numerous U.P. radio stations are having their credibility questioned this morning: Cached version of a story on the jailing of a U.P. radio executive reveals it was taken down by WLUC without explanation shortly after being posted – Disappearing TV-6 News story on the sentencing of northern Michigan radio executive William Curtis Gleich III, who co-owns 17 Upper Peninsula radio stations

U.P. Breaking News Bulletin – 12-10-17 3:40 a.m. ET

WLUC TV-6 and other U.P. media allegedly covered-up the sentencing of a major northern Michigan radio executive – with TV-6 even briefly posting a story that was taken down without explanation clearly violating ethics in journalism

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News ethics questioned involving WLUC TV-6 and other Upper Peninsula media – after the alleged coverup of the jailing of an prominent Upper Peninsula radio executive based in the Soo

By Greg Peterson
Upper Peninsula Breaking News
Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

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(Upper Peninsula of Michigan) – Critics are questioning the credibility of WLUC TV-6 News in Marquette, MI – as well as numerous Upper Peninsula radio stations – in what some claim was a series of events involving threats and an Upper Peninsula news media coverup – all over the jailing of a northern Michigan radio executive.

At issue is a story posted by WLUC on the jailing of William Curtis Gleich III – who owns 17 U.P. radio stations.

WLUC posted a story on about the sentencing of Bill Gliech, the 52-year-old co-owner of Sovereign Communications based in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Gliech resides in Boyne City, MI.

That story was taken down without explanation – a violation of many broadcast standards and ethics – especially if WLUC bosses bowed to pressure from a fellow media executive to have the story killed.

Gliech co-owns 17 U.P. radio stations including WYKX-FM and WDBC-AM in Escanaba, WNBY AM/FM in Newberry; – and WSUE Rock 101 and WSOO COUNTRY 105 in Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

Will WLUC TV-6 News try to regain some sense of credibility by fessing up and addressing the issue?

Why was the story not reported by other U.P. media including TV, radio and newspaper?

U.P. Breaking News has long investigated the provincial clannishness of the U.P. media – that are lapdogs vs watchdogs.

In fact, the last sentence in the story that disappeared was that TV was awaiting comment from Sovereign Communications. Wonder what that comment was?

U.P. Breaking News was able to recover a “cached” version of the original story as it appeared briefly on – “Upper Michigan’s News Source” WLUC TV-6 that has studios in Negaunee Township, MI:

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The text of the WLUC TV-6 disappearing story:

CHARLEVOIX, Mich. (WLUC)- The Owner of Sovereign Communications, the company that currently operates 17 radio stations is the Upper Peninsula, is currently lodged in Jail in Charlevoix County.
William Curtis Gleich III was sentenced on November 10th to 9 months in jail for operating a vehicle under the influence, 3rs offense.
He must serve five months forthwith and then has 36 months of probation.
If he violates probation, he must serve the last four remaining months in jail,
Sovereign Communications purchased two Escanaba radio stations earlier this year, WYKX-FM and WDBC-AM.
WLUC-TV6 has reached out to the company for comment but has not heard back at this time.

Wikipedia:
Sovereign Communications, LLC is an American radio broadcasting company which owns 17 radio stations in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, with offices in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The company is owned and operated by William C. Gleich and Tim Sabean.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sovereign_Communications

U.P. Breaking News was only able to find one Michigan news outlet with the courage to publish the story – but leaving out his radio empire:

The Petoskey News reported Gleich’s sentence in a Nov. 15, 2017 court column noting recent court actions including Charlevoix County 33rd Circuit Court.

The following cases were heard recently in Charlevoix County’s 33rd Circuit Court:

— William Curtis Gleich III, 52, of Boyne City; driving while intoxicated, third offense felony: serve to 270 days in jail with credit for one day served; 36 months probation, pay $2,858 in fines and costs

https://www.petoskeynews.com/news/crime/cases-heard-recently-in-th-district-court/article_889845c0-d270-57ff-a04b-58abeef35e24.html

Prominent Marquette business leader spends 12 hours in the Marquette County Jail after being charged with drinking and driving related offense – as probe continues

U.P. Breaking News Bulletin – 12-9-17  – 6:40 p.m. ET

Investigation continues into the arrest of U.P. dairy icon John Jilbert by the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department

By Greg Peterson
Upper Peninsula Breaking News
Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(Marquette, MI) – The Marquette County Sheriff’s Department has not released any information on the overnight arrest of a prominent Marquette businessman who spent 12 hours in jail before released this morning on bond.

John J. Jilbert, owi, marquette73-year-old John Jilbert of 1227 Lakeshore Park Place #48C in Marquette, Michigan was released from the Marquette County Jail at 10:04 a.m. today, Sat., Dec. 9, 2017 on a $5,000 bond.

Jilbert was booked into the Marquette County Jail (MCJ) Friday night at 9:43 p.m. on an impaired driving charge – (Operating While Impaired – OWI).

Jilbert is a well-known Marquette businessman having spent all his life running Jilbert’s Dairy until it was sold.

A Marquette business icon for seven decades, Jilbert’s Dairy delivers throughout the entire U.P. including products like milk, ice cream and cheeses – processing over 4 million pounds of milk per month. Jilbert is beloved by many and has served on the boards of many local companies including a bank and a medical group.

Even though the current charge is OWI, the Marquette County Prosecutor’s office will undoubtedly have to review all aspects of the case to determine if further charges are warranted. The case is not being handled by Marquette Police – although much of the investigation and arrest took place within the city limits of Marquette.

The incident apparently began about 8:20 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 when someone called 911 to report a reckless driver with the license plate belonging on a 2011 Ford Explorer registered to the Jilbert family. The vehicle is registered to John Robert Jilbert of Pineview Dr. in Marquette, MI

The case is being handled by the Marquette County Sheriffs Department. U.P. Breaking News called Marquette Police for comment and they referred us to the MCSD.

The case is being investigated by two Marquette County Sheriff’s department units – MCSD deputies in vehicles #5227 and #5238.

A review of police audio, shows the arrest of Jilbert is apparently related to the investigation into a light post that was damaged at the American Legion in Marquette, MI.

“Alright, we’re here at the American Legion where the OWI that (MCSD unit) 5238 has,” said a deputy (MCSD unit 5227) asking the city of Marquette DPW be notified about the damaged light post.

“He hit a light post that’s what caused the damage here,” said MCSD unit 5227. “The light post is crooked. It is still standing.”

“Just to clarify we’ll handle the accident part of this, just letting you know the lamp post is crooked,” MCSD Unit 5227 stated to the 911 dispatcher.

“Is that light pole in the parking lot or the street side,” the dispatcher asked.

“It’s on the street side on the west side of the (American) Legion,” stated a second deputy in unit 5227.

Then MCSD Unit 5238 reported that the suspect in the apparent hit-and-run had been lodged in the MCJ. Jilbert’s vehicle was not towed – as one officer noted it was already at his residence.

Marquette Police also wanted information on the investigation.
The dispatcher asked unit 5227 “can you contact Marquette PD Corporal Hansen.”

 

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Jilbert is the former chairman of the Peninsula Bank Board of Directors.

In an August 2010 press release by Superior Health Partners announcing the appointment of its corporate board, Jilbert’s impressive business and board of directors history was released:

John Jilbert is the former owner and operator of Jilbert’s Dairy, which has been in the dairy business since 1937, is a partner in Hiawatha Log Homes in Munising, and is an owner and operator of JRJ Food Equipment.

John is a trustee of the Peninsula Bank Board of Directors

and was chairman of the Strategic Thinking Committee at the Milk Processor Education Program (Milk PEP) when the now famous “got milk?” campaign was developed.

John is a Lake Linden-Hubbell native. He also serves as co-chair of the Accelerating the Future capital campaign committee.

Editor’s note:
This case will be a litmus test for the Marquette officials and the U.P. Media – as a mugshot has not been released of Mr. Jilbert and other media have yet to mention the story. The U.P. media are used to running the mugshots of the low-income non-prominent U.P. residents and reporting on the poor. In June 2014, one local TV station did a positive feature on the dairy and Mr. Jilbert. Everyone makes mistakes and everyone is innocent til proven guilty, but in our system everyone should be treated the same and fairly based on the evidence.
Related links:
http://www.jilbertdairy.com/
https://www.facebook.com/JilbertDairyMarquette/
https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-150582347.html
https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Dean+acquires+Jilbert%27s+Dairy.-a0150582347

Northern Michigan University No-Show Concert: Organizers promising info soon on refunds after rapper Lil Yachty failed to perform – concert billed as the biggest event of the 2017 NMU fall semester

U.P. Breaking News Bulletin – NMU rapper no-show concert anger, refunds – 12-9-17 2 a.m. ET

Rapper Lil Yachty did not show up for a concert at NMU Berry Events Center Friday night in Marquette, MI

Lil Yachty graphic

By Greg Peterson
Upper Peninsula Breaking News
Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(Marquette, MI) – The Friday night no-show of rapper Lil Yatchy is causing a furor among Northern Michigan University students and other concertgoers who feel ripped off – after all it was billed as the biggest event on campus for the fall 2017.

Some concertgoers are claiming that it was announced on stage that no refunds would be given. The Lil Yachty rap concert was scheduled for the Berry Events Center in Marquette on Fri., Dec. 8, 2017.

Some concertgoers complaints were getting graphic, rude, obscene and racist – in comments on the NMU Facebook site for the event.

Officials have not officially said why he missed the concert – as rumors posted by concertgoers on the promotion Facebook page included weather, cancelled flights, and eventhat Lil Yatchy rapping somewhere else in town.

It appears officials may have heard the demands for refunds. One posting from organizers Northern Arts and Entertainment states that info on refunds would be announced in the near future:

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“I promise I will not be going to another NMU event,” said Aaron Arbour.

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“The biggest event of fall semester 2017 – Rapper Lil Yachty”

https://events.nmu.edu/event/lil_yachty#.WiuBqzdrx5s

https://www.facebook.com/events/300762100422051/?active_tab=discussion

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Fatal accident: Terrible snowy Saturday crash in Chippewa County

Update – Killed in the crash was the driver of the pickup – 52-year-old Robert Aaron Roy of Rudyard, MI. He died shortly after being rushed to the War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste Marie.

Sounded like an explosion: Terrible crash between a pickup and horse trailer in snowy Chippewa County, MI

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By Greg Peterson
Upper Peninsula Breaking News
Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(Rudyard, MI) – Law enforcement and emergency officials are on the scene of a serious accident involving a horse trailer and a pickup truck on snow-slick roads near the rural eastern Upper Peninsula town of Rudyard, MI.

The accident is near 23473 South Pea Line Road – between S. 23 Mile Road and Town Line Road. The violent crash was reported about 12:10 a.m. this morning, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.

A caller to Chippewa County 911 said he “heard an explosion” however did not see “any flames,” the dispatcher told those responding to the scene.

The witness later called back to say a pickup truck had crashed into a horse trailer. The male driver of that badly-damaged vehicle was freed from the wreckage. No other injuries have been reported. The horse trailer parked.

Roads across the U.P. are expected to be snow-covered and slippery all weekend – and Friday night a rollover was reported in Chippewa County.

Rescue crews worked fervishly to free the man and save his life. Pickford Township EMS requested an intercept with Kinross EMS for advanced life support measures while en-route to War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie, MI.
Firefighters have set up flood lights to illuminate the extrication scene.

Among those on fire and rescue first responders assisting on the scene were Pickford Township Volunteer Fire Department, Pickford Township EMS, Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department, The U.S. Border Patrol, and Michigan State Police. A MSP accident investigator was requested on the scene.

https://www.facebook.com/Pickford-Fire-And-EMS-157843053077/

Marquette Alternative High School burglar facing similar charges again; Others booked for sale of marijuana, aggravated stalking, home invasion

U.P. Breaking News Bulletin – 12-8-17 – 11:25 p.m. ET

By Greg Peterson
Upper Peninsula Breaking News
Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(Marquette, MI) – A man who broke into the Marquette Alternative High School last year has been arrested again tonight on similar charges – and is one of several people facing serious charges in separate incidents.

Jeffrey Allen Fisk FB 2 201337-year-old Jeffery Allen Fisk of Marquette, MI was booked tonight on a charge of breaking and entering without the owner’s consent
Fisk was booked into the Marquette County Jail (MCJ) at 7:25 p.m. Friday night, Dec. 8, 2017 and bond has not been set.

Jeffrey Allen Fisk burglary mug 1In Sept. 2016, Fisk, then 36, was sentenced to one year probation, alcohol/substance abuse treatment, and fine about $1,600 for the April 2016 break-in at the Marquette Alternative High School at Vandenboom.

Burglary tools in hand, Fisk was found by police near open school window. Fisk no contest to breaking and entering and malicious destruction for damage to the school.

Steve Murk, Marquette stalking FB 1 201049-year-old Steven Paul Murk of Marquette, MI was booked into the MCJ at about 5:30 p.m. today, Fri., Dec. 8, 2017 and two charges.

Murk was booked on charges of aggravated stalking and driving with a suspended/revoked driver’s license.

No bond was set on the stalking charge and bond is $2,500 on the driver’s license charge.

Jeremy Erbetta FB 133-year-old Jeremy Erbetta of Newberry, MI is charged with sale/delivery of marijuana.
Erbetta booked into the Marquette County Jail at 12:28 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017and released that afternoon on a $5,000 bond. Online addresses for Erbetta include Curtis, MI and Gould City, MI.

In Feb. 2005, Erbetta, then 20, of Curtis, MI was bound over to 11th Judicial Circuit Court after preliminary exam at 92nd District Court in St. Ignace, MI on one count of breaking and entering and one count of conspiracy, breaking and entering.

The 11th Judicial Circuit Court serves Alger, Luce , Mackinac, Schoolcraft counties. The investigation included Michigan State Police detectives from the Newberry Post.

33-year-old Steven Jon Williams of Marquette, MI was booked into the MCJ at 11:28 p.m. Wed., Dec. 6, 2017 on a charge of first degree home invasion. Williams was released on $5,000 bond Thursday night. Williams is listed with recent addresses in Negaunee and Gwinn.

Updated 4:15 p.m. Upper Peninsula snow forecast and hazardous travel from NWS Office in Negaunee Township, MI: A Windy, Lake-Effect Snowy Weekend

U.P. Breaking News Bulletin – 12-8-17 – update 5:30 p.m. ET

Since 4:30 p.m. today, two rollover accidents in the U.P. have been reported and roads are getting worse.

Rollovers reported on Baseline Road off M-35 in Forsyth Township – and another rollover on East 15 Mile Road in Chippewa County where a man had to be extricated by cutting off the roof of his vehicle.

2:54 p.m. ET

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Famous Lake Superior Snow Machine

By Greg Peterson
Upper Peninsula Breaking News
Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(Upper Peninsula of Michigan) – Updated winter special weather statements have begun to be issued this afternoon The National Weather Service Office in Negaunee Township.

Scroll down to see the afternoon weather updates/links.

From I-75 in the Soo to the treacherous slippery hills of the Houghton/Hancock area – snowplows, sanders and law enforcement have spent the last 12 hours dealing with wrecks, logging trucks have trouble on hills, vehicles sliding into te ditch and the ever perilous question will you make it up one of the Houghton County Hills (One snowplow driver referred to them as mountains).

Snowmobiles are finally making themselves heard across the U.P. – and skiing and other winters sports are underway even now.

Plus hands down the best webcams in all the Upper Peninsula –  including variety of locations and clarity – is Michigan Tech University in Houghton, MI.

https://www.mtu.edu/webcams/

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The National Weather Service Office in Negaunee Township

http://www.weather.gov/mqt/

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Winter Weather Advisory in effect from December 8, 10:00 PM EST until December 9, 01:00 PM EST

 

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Marquette MI
414 PM EST Fri Dec 8 2017

MIZ001>007-009>014-084-085-091300-
Keweenaw-Ontonagon-Northern Houghton-Baraga-Marquette-Alger-Luce-
Gogebic-Iron-Dickinson-Menominee-Delta-Southern Schoolcraft-
Southern Houghton-Northern Schoolcraft-
414 PM EST Fri Dec 8 2017 /314 PM CST Fri Dec 8 2017/

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of western Upper
Michigan and central Upper Michigan.

.DAY ONE...Tonight

Light snow will spread across the area this evening, producing
accumulations of an inch or two. Moderate to heavy lake effect
snow will then develop in the north wind favored snow belts.
Several inches of fluffy snow are possible downwind of Lake
Superior, heaviest over the high terrain of the north central and
west. See the latest Winter Weather Message for further details.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Moderate to locally heavy lake effect snow is possible for the
north wind favored snow belts Saturday, but the snow will diminish
from west to east during the afternoon. Several inches of fluffy
snow are possible downwind of Lake Superior, heaviest over the
high terrain of the north central. See the latest Winter Weather
Message for further details.

Moderate to heavy lake effect snow is possible over the Keweenaw
Peninsula late Saturday night and then east of Marquette on
Sunday, especially in the morning.

Another period of moderate to heavy lake effect snow is possible
for the snow belts favored by north winds late Monday afternoon
through Tuesday morning.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather spotters are encouraged to submit reports of snowfall and
low visibilities to the National Weather Service in Marquette.
The public may also submit reports through our webpage, Facebook
page or on Twitter.

 

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Marquette MI
142 PM EST Fri Dec 8 2017

MIZ005-090245-
/O.CON.KMQT.WW.Y.0034.171209T0300Z-171209T1800Z/
Marquette-
Including the cities of Gwinn and Marquette
142 PM EST Fri Dec 8 2017

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS
EVENING TO 1 PM EST SATURDAY…

* WHAT…Lake effect snow expected. Snow will fall moderate to
heavy at times tonight into Saturday morning. Plan on slippery
road conditions. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches, with
localized amounts up to 7 inches, except 1 to 3 inches well
inland from Republic to Arnold, are expected.

* WHERE…Marquette County.

* WHEN…From 10 PM this evening to 1 PM EST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Weather Advisory for lake effect snow means lake effect
snow is forecast that will make travel difficult in some areas.
Use caution when traveling.

$$

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Marquette MI
457 AM EST Fri Dec 8 2017

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Keweenaw-Ontonagon-Northern Houghton-Baraga-Marquette-Alger-Luce-
Gogebic-Iron-Dickinson-Menominee-Delta-Southern Schoolcraft-
Southern Houghton-Northern Schoolcraft-
457 AM EST Fri Dec 8 2017 /357 AM CST Fri Dec 8 2017/

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of western Upper
Michigan and central Upper Michigan.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Moderate to heavy lake effect snow will be possible for north to
northwest wind favored snow belts this morning and again late this
afternoon through tonight. Several inches of fluffy snow are
possible downwind of Lake Superior, heaviest over the high terrain
north- central and west. See the latest Winter Weather Message
for further details.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Moderate to heavy lake effect snow will be possible for north wind
favored snow belts Saturday. Several inches of fluffy snow are
possible downwind of Lake Superior, heaviest over the high terrain
north-central and west. See the latest Winter Weather Message for
further details.

Periods of lake effect snow will be possible Saturday night
through Thursday. The chances for moderate to heavy snowfall will
increase Monday afternoon through Tuesday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather spotters are encouraged to submit reports of snowfall and
low visibilities to the National Weather Service in Marquette.
The public may also submit reports through our webpage or Facebook
page or on Twitter.

$$

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