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  • Deckerville Hospital offering latest technology in breast cancer screening and detection
    Deckerville Hospital offering latest technology in breast cancer screening and detection
    (DECKERVILLE) -- Women who undergo routine mammograms at Deckerville Community Hospital now have the latest screening and diagnostic technology available to them. The hospital recently installed Fujifilm's Aspire breast imaging solution. In addition to greater imaging capabilities, the equipment offers a reduction in radiation compared to other units. According to the National Cancer Institute, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in…
    Written on Friday, 22 May 2015 13:10
  • Enjoy Michigan's Summer Free Fishing Weekend June 13-14
    Enjoy Michigan's Summer Free Fishing Weekend June 13-14
    (AREA) -- The annual Summer Free Fishing Weekend is set for Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14. That weekend, residents and nonresidents can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply. Michigan has celebrated the Summer Free Fishing Weekend annually since 1986 as a way to highlight the state's vast water resources and high-quality fisheries. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources…
    Written on Friday, 22 May 2015 13:09
  • Port Huron welcome center opens after year of construction
    (PORT HURON) -- A larger Port Huron welcome center designed for motorists entering the United States from Canada is now open. The Michigan Department of Transportation announced the opening on Friday. Travelers cross between the U.S. and Canada in Port Huron at the Blue Water Bridge. The St. Clair County city borders the province of Ontario. The new center on I-94 replaces one razed in…
    Written on Friday, 22 May 2015 12:00
  • Motorcyclist escapes serious injury after run in with deer
    (TUSCOLA COUNTY) -- Tuscola County Sheriff's deputies say a 58-year old Kingston man received minor injuries after swerving to miss a deer on his motorcycle early Thursday morning. The incident took place just after 5:30 a.m. on Kingston Road near Rossman Road. Deputies say the man was traveling south when the deer ran into the road, forcing him to swerve and enter the ditch. The…
    Written on Friday, 22 May 2015 11:58
  • Area residents to be honored during 43rd Annual Meet of Champions in Caro
    (AREA) -- High school sports fans will have the opportunity to see over 250 of the area's finest track and field athletes compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals at the 43rd annual Meet of Champions next Tuesday, May 26th at Stamats Fiield at Caro High School. Field events featuring athletes from all 29 thumb area schools begins at 3 p.m. with the final running…
    Written on Friday, 22 May 2015 09:27
  • Sunoco to pay woman's $2,800 bill over 'false alarm' smells
    (ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP) -- Sunoco Logistics has agreed to pay a $2,800 bill for a Michigan woman who called the fire department several times for what she thought was a hazardous smell. Firefighters went to Venessa Davis' St. Clair Township home several times last year after she complained of an odor from Sunoco's nearby crude oil tank farm. The township billed her $400 each for…
    Written on Thursday, 21 May 2015 10:28
  • Brown City Principal Barry Markwart leaving post for new position at Mayville Community Schools
    (BROWN CITY) -- The Brown City School Board Monday accepted with regret the resignation of High School Principal Barry Markwart. Mr. Markwart has been hired as the new Superintendent/High School and Middle School Principal for Mayville Community Schools. The Mayville School Board voted to go into contract negotiations with Markwart during an April 30 meeting.
    Written on Thursday, 21 May 2015 10:28
  • Sanilac County CMH announces award recipients
    (SANILAC COUNTY) -- Sanilac County Community Mental Health has recognized two outstanding employees for the dedication to the people and patients of CMH. Krystal Whiteside was awarded with the 2015 "Staff of the Year" award. CMH Executive Director Jim Johnson says Krystal is helpful to everyone who walks through the door at the Ehardt Center. He added that she is compassionate and consistently kind and…
    Written on Thursday, 21 May 2015 10:22
  • House panel approves Representative Lauwers resolution for GMO food labeling
    House panel approves Representative Lauwers resolution for GMO food labeling
    (BROCKWAY TOWNSHIP) -- The House Committee on Agriculture this week approved a resolution introduced by State Representative Dan Lauwers, urging Congress to adopt a national label program for genetically modified food. Lauwers of Brockway Township, says a uniform, scientifically based labeling system is necessary to avoid a patchwork of regional labels that don't give consumers the full story about what they are eating. According to…
    Written on Thursday, 21 May 2015 10:21
  • SANILAC COUNTY: Monday, May 25 Memorial Day Services and activities
    SANILAC COUNTY: Monday, May 25 Memorial Day Services and activities
    Memorial Day Services (AREA) -- The Port Sanilac VFW Post #8872 will hold Memorial Day services on Monday, May 25 at the Ridge Cemetery at 9 a.m., Pine Hill Cemetery at 9:15 a.m., St. John Cemetery at 9:30 a.m., Washington Cemetery at 10 a.m., St. Mary Cemetery on M-46 at 10:30 a.m., and the Port Sanilac Cemetery at 11 a.m. The public is welcome to…
    Written on Thursday, 21 May 2015 10:20
  • Representative Courser invites residents to in-district office hours
    (LAPEER COUNTY) -- State Representative Todd Courser of Lapeer encourages Lapeer County residents to join him for office hours Saturday, May 30 from 9-10:30 a.m. in Metamora. Anyone with questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding state and local government are asked to attend at the Sundance Grille, located at 3817 Lapeer Road. According to Representative Courser, office hours are just one of the tools he uses…
    Written on Friday, 22 May 2015 12:01
  • State Representative Paul Muxlow office hours in Sandusky and Port Huron
    State Representative Paul Muxlow office hours in Sandusky and Port Huron
    (AREA) -- State Representative Paul Muxlow is hosting two separate opportunities for residents in the 83rd District to meet with him and discuss local issues of interest. District office hours will be held Friday, May 29 from 1-2 p.m. at the Sandusky District Library and Monday, June 1 from 1-2 p.m. at the Blue Water Chamber of Commerce, located at 512 McMorran Blvd. in Port…
    Written on Friday, 22 May 2015 12:00
  • Sports physicals offered at Sandusky High School June 3
    (SANDUSKY) -- Sports physicals will be offered to student athletes at the Sandusky High School Wednesday, June 3 from 9-11:15 a.m. The cost is $15 for the physical and students will need to have their physical card filled out and signed by a parent or guardian. Physical cards may be picked up in the high school office.
    Written on Friday, 22 May 2015 11:59
  • Dr. Ogboh Memorial 5K Walk/Run scheduled for June 13 in Brown City
    (BROWN CITY) -- The annual Dr. Michael Ogboh Memorial 5K Walk/Run will be held during the Thumb Soybean Festival Saturday, June 13. Proceeds from the event will benefit United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital to assist with patient care. The entry fee is $25 and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. The run starts at 8:30 a.m. at Family Healthcare of Brown City, located…
    Written on Friday, 22 May 2015 11:59
  • Gordon to move from behind wheel to booth
    Gordon to move from behind wheel to booth
    UNDATED (AP) - Jeff Gordon will join Fox as a full-time analyst in 2016, when he will join Mike Joy and Darrell Waltrip in the three-man booth. Gordon, who signed a multiyear contract with Fox, is retiring at the end of this season. His first race in the booth will be next February from Daytona International Speedway. He will replace Larry McReynolds, who will move…
    Written on Friday, 22 May 2015 09:20
  • McCann hits leadoff HR in 11th, sends Tigers over Astros
    McCann hits leadoff HR in 11th, sends Tigers over Astros
    DETROIT (AP) - James McCann hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the 11th inning Thursday, lifting the Detroit Tigers over the Houston Astros 6-5 Thursday. McCann sent an 0-2 pitch from Tony Sipp (2-1) into the Tigers' bullpen, just beyond the reach of leaping left fielder Colby Rasmus. It was the second homer of his career. Alex Wilson (2-0) pitched two scoreless…
    Written on Friday, 22 May 2015 09:20
  • Michigan beats Iowa 8-5 in Big Ten tourney
    Michigan beats Iowa 8-5 in Big Ten tourney
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Cody Bruder and Kendall Patrick hit home runs, leading Michigan to an 8-5 victory over Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday night. The third-seeded Wolverines (35-23) knocked Hawkeyes starter Blake Hickman (9-2) out of the game in the third inning. Hickman walked three of the last six batters he faced, and allowed four hits and two earned runs in the…
    Written on Friday, 22 May 2015 09:18
  • Michigan State beats Nebraska 9-7 in Big Ten tourney
    Michigan State beats Nebraska 9-7 in Big Ten tourney
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Ryan Krill hit a go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning in Michigan State's 9-7 victory over Nebraska on Thursday in the Big Ten tournament. The Spartans (34-22) scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth to erase a 7-3 deficit in the elimination game. On Friday, Michigan State will play the Illinois-Maryland loser. Joe Mockbee retired 11 of 13 batters…
    Written on Friday, 22 May 2015 09:18
  • Mike Babcock faces 'massive challenge' as Maple Leafs' coach
    TORONTO (AP) - Mike Babcock has been introduced as the Toronto Maple Leafs' new coach and says restoring the team will be a "massive, massive challenge." The former Detroit Red Wings coach takes over a team that finished 27th in the league this season. He said at a news conference Thursday that he is taking the job with "eyes wide open." Babcock spent the last…
    Written on Friday, 22 May 2015 09:17
  • Water ferry returns for 2015 Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix
    DETROIT (AP) - A water ferry service will return this year to take spectators from the mainland to the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix auto race course. Organizers announced the service Thursday. The Detroit/ Wayne County Port Authority operated the ferry during the 2012 and 2013 races but says "budgetary constraints" prevented it from offering it last year. The Grand Prix Ferry will operate May…
    Written on Friday, 22 May 2015 09:17

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  • The Tigers and Astros continue play at Comerica Park today with pre-game at 3:40 p.m. on 97.7 WTGV-FM.

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