It’s History in the making this week, as the first female appointed District Attorney will be sworn in.

DeShay Morrow

It’s been a little over a week since newly appointed District Attorney DeShea Morrow stepped into her new role as Marinette County’s District Attorney and I was fortunate enough to catch up with D.A. DeShay in between court cases Tuesday morning. 

Morrow says she is very honored to have the title as District Attorney and it’s a great responsibility.

Morrow says once she gets the lawyers on board she will proceed forward and execute a plan that she has in mind.

District Attorney DeShay Morrow is officially being sworn in as Marinette County District Attorney this Thursday at 3:45 p.m. by Judge Miron in Court Branch 1.

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One Marinette County Supervisor speaks out about other Wisconsin Counties passing resolutions opposing the Back Forty Mine.

Menominee River

 

At Tuesday’s Marinette County Board of Supervisors Meeting I had the opportunity to speak with Chairperson Mark Anderson about Brown and Door County’s decisions regarding the Back Forty Mine. Anderson says the board should be pleased with Brown County’s decision to support the opposition of the mine.



Anderson says he is glad other boards across the State are starting to take notice.


Door County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday morning for their monthly meeting. There isn’t word yet what, if any, action is being taken against the Back Forty Mine.

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The debate over whether or not to advance Menominee County's Administrative Assistant to Interim Administrator is decided.

Menominee County Courthouse
At last night’s Menominee County Board meeting the board agreed to appoint Sherry DuPont as Menominee County’s Interim County Administrator but not after a lengthy discussion about DuPont’s proposal. Commissioner Bernie Lang says this is a package deal.


Board Chairperson Charlie Meintz says he thought the proposal went a little too far.


Ultimately, the board voted six to three in favor of DuPont serving as Interim County Administrator effective immediately.

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The man who allegedly stole an ATM and shot at authorities appears in Marinette County Court.

 chad setunsky Crime Scene Image

27-year-old, Chad Michael Setunsky, of Marinette was to appear in Marinette County Circuit Court Tuesday morning for a status conference.  However, due to the amount of evidence that is involved in his case, Setunsky’s attorney requested that the court allow him the time needed to effectively go through the evidence.

Marinette County Assistant District Attorney DeShea (DEE-SHAY) Morrow says she’s been speaking with Setunsky’s attorney.


Setunsky is charged with 41 different offenses including his alleged involvement in the April burglary of the Corner Convenience store in Stephenson, Wisconsin that ultimately led authorities on a two-day man hunt in Marinette County. 

Setunsky’s next court appearance is scheduled for Monday, August 14th at 2:00 p.m in the Marinette County Court.

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The body of a missing man is found in Marinette County.

Found Andrew Bray
Friday evening the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office and volunteers from the Michigan Back Country Search and Rescue found and identified the body of 78-year-old Andrew Michael Bray of Norway, Michigan near the Wisconsin shoreline, downstream from Bomber’s Golf Course in Niagara.

In January, Bray’s car was found near the river at Bombers Golf Course with footprints going down to the River Bank and onto a piece of ice. Bray is said to have been suicidal during the time of his disappearance.

Officials have ruled his death a suicide and no foul play is suspected.

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Charges are filed in Marinette County against the couple who led law enforcement on a two-day manhunt.

ashleychadChad Setunsky and Ashley Niewierowoski both 27-years-old of Marinette are charged with Burglary of a Building or Dwelling and 1st degree recklessly endangering safety, these are both Class F Felonies which hold a max of 12 1/2 years in prison each. As well as 1st degree fleeing and eluding and officer, a Class I Felony which is maximum of 3 1/2 in prison. They’ve also been charged with two misdemeanors of theft and damage to property. A court date has yet to be determined.

Both burglary suspects in Marinette County were taken into custody Sunday after two days of extensive searching… According to the Marinette County Sheriff, Jerry Sauve, Ashley Niewierowski was arrested shortly before 1:00 p.m. Sunday near County Road “C” in the town of Athelstane.

At 4:35 p.m.Chad Setunsky was arrested in a cabin south of County Road “C.”No officers or either suspect were injured during the arrests. Setunsky and Niewierowski were wanted for burglarizing the Corner Convienence Store in Stephenson early Saturday Morning leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase Saturday. The suspects shot at authorities, crashed their vehicle, and then took off on Saturday according to officials.

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Gregory S. Ihander is found Guilty of Second Degree Murder

Menominee County Clerk announces the Jury's verdict 

Thursday a Menominee County Jury found, Gregory S. Ihander, guilty in the September 20-15 stabbing death of Joleen Eichhorn. The jury convicted Ihander on a count of second degree murder, meaning it was an unplanned, intentional killing or a death caused by a reckless disregard for human life. Defense attorney, Karen Groenhaut, says she is at least pleased that the jury took as much time as they did in deliberations.Ihander Verdict

Prosecuting Attorney, William Merkel, explains the challenges he faced with this trial.



Ihander’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for April 13th in the Menominee County Courthouse.

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The Marinette Fire Department is looking to upgrade their Hovercraft

At this weeks, City of Marinette public safety meeting, Marinette Fire Chief, Jay Heckel, addressed the committee with a formal request for them to consider replacing its chief jay heckel sm current hovercraft. Heckle says what they currently have is unsafe, outdated, and doesn't function well on water and he has found one that could meet all of their needs.


Heckle also explained to the committee that the craft is 20-years-old and parts are getting harder to find.



After hearing Heckel's safety concerns the committee agreed to forward his request to the finance committee for consideration in adding the hovercraft to the Cities 20-18 budget.

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An overwhelming amount of crime scene evidence presented Tuesday in the Ihander Open Murder Trial.

b2ap3 large Ihander Trial Day 7 EvidenceOn Tuesday February 21st, Prosecuting Attorney, William Merkel, first called to the stand Forensic Scientist, Jennifer Patchin from the Michigan State Police Crime Lab in Grayling who analyzed the blood stain patterns obtained from Ihander’s kitchen, Eichhorn’s vehicle and her autopsy reports. Merkel asked Patchin what the stains indicated from under the stove in Ihander’s kitchen.
Listen to her testimony 

Merkel’s next witness Lead Detective, Jean Balinger , from the Gladstone Michigan State Police Post, took the stand and recounted the sequence of events from when Eichhorn was reported missing, leading up to when she questioned Ihander at his residence.
Listen to Balinger's testimony 

Ihander’s trial is set to be completed this Friday.

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A talk with Michigan Representative Beau LaFave and what his House Bill 4106 means for Michigan Students.

Beau LafaveBay Cities Radio recently spoke with Michigan State Representative, Beau LaFave of the 108th District about what he’s been doing in Lansing since being elected to the Michigan House of Representatives. LaFave explains that he’s introduced House Bill 41-06 that would apply to High School Seniors and Juniors who internship or work getting academic credit for their employment.
Lafave says this will be voluntary for all business who want to participate. LaFave also says that it’s important that Michigan offers two pathways out of high school for students, with skilled trades as an alternative to college prep programs, which will get more people involved in skilled trades training at earlier stages.

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Ihander Open Murder Trial Continues

Ihander Day 6We’re in the second week of the Gregory S. Ihander Open Murder trial of Jolene Eichhorn. This morning the jurors heard additional testimony from Michigan crime lab experts and the whereabouts of a piece of missing evidence. Tune in tonight at 5:30pm on Classic Hits 103.7 for your local news and more of our on-going coverage of the Ihander trial.

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