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BREAKING NEWS - A cut Fiber optic line in Oconto County may cause issues with 911 Calls.

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Oconto County area residents with a landline phone number beginning in 834 or 835 may be experiencing outgoing and incoming calling problems, including the ability to call 911. The Oconto County Sheriff’s Department has been informed of a fiber optic line that was cut and is causing the issue. If residents need to contact the Oconto County Sheriff’s Office try calling their non-emergency line at 920-834-6900 or they are encouraged to utilize their cellular telephone (If they have one) to call 911 in case of an emergency, as the cellular phones should not be affected by this issue. At this time the Sheriff’s communications center has not experienced any issues with outgoing or incoming phones calls.

 

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It's a safe and fun place for kids.

 salogo verticalThe Salvation Army of Marinette and Menominee Counties has opened a new Youth Center at its Russell Street facility in Marinette. Major Carol Lemirand with the local Salvation Army says this was a project they’d been eyeing for some time.

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Lemirand says the Youth Center’s activities all come from donations…and the center is geared for kids ages six-through-17.

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Lemirand says the Youth Center actually opened in June.but the Salvation Army will hold its grand opening celebration for the center this week Wednesday, March 22nd. Volunteers are also needed to help staff the new Youth Center.

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A U.P. man is sentenced to prison for a multi-state police chase.

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Last week in Marinette County Court…33-year old Robert W.Montey of Kingsford was ordered to serve three-years initial confinement and three-years of extended supervision after being convicted on his 5th Operating While Intoxicated charge.

Last June police were informed of a possible intoxicated driver at a Burger King in Iron Mountain. The officers caught up with the suspect vehicle and were then led on a high speed chase on Highway 141 into Marinette County.

Police report the vehicle eventually crashed in Niagara and the driver Montey was arrested. He had a blood alcohol level of point-one-seven-nine according to Michigan State Police testing. He’s also been ordered to serve a minimum of five-years in prison for Michigan charges stemming from the same pursuit.

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Jail time is ordered for a Wisconsin man who fled a DNR Warden.

Time in jail is ordered for a Wisconsin man charged with fleeing a DNR warden in Marinette County.
24-year old Cody-R-Trobridge of Greenville has been ordered to serve six-months in jail after entering a no contest plea to a count of Attempting to Flee or Elude a Traffic Officer in Marinette County Court. Trobridge allegedly fled from the conservation warden on a UTV in the Town of Stephenson last May. While the criminal complaint states he initially avoided capture. Trobridge was eventually identified through his Facebook page and arrested.

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The U.S. Navy will not disclose costs for a Marinette Marine built ship.

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The Trump administration Thursday proposed its plans to ramp up defense spending to expand the U.S. Navy’s armada but the long-term future of the combat shipbuilding program at Marinette Marine could hinge on cost-efficiency and performance of the Littoral Combat Ships. The Marinette built USS Milwaukee, USS Freedom, and the Alabama built USS Jackson have suffered multiple setbacks with repairs estimated in the millions of dollars, but the Navy says it believes in the small, fast vessels. Currently, nine ships are in production at Marinette Marine and work is expected to last through 2021.

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