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  • Minden Township home saved after neighbor reports seeing smoke
    (MINDEN TOWNSHIP) -- Area fire departments were able to save a large farm house on Parisville Road south of Bay City Forestville Road Tuesday afternoon. Minden City Fire Chief Zach Kramer says his department was dispatched to the scene around 4:30 p.m. A neighbor mowing grass noticed smoke coming from inside the home and called authorities. Delaware Township Fire was called for a full assist.…
    Written on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 11:06
  • Sanilac County Community Foundation announces Richard M. Coffelt Scholarship winners
    (AREA) -- Becky Taylor, a 2015 graduate of Marlette High School and Krissa Jones, a 2015 graduate of Sandusky High School are this year's recipients of the Richard M. Coffelt Memorial Scholarship, awarded through the Sanilac County Community Foundation. Becky plans to attend Eastern Michigan University in the fall where she will be part of the marching band. Krissa plans to attend Lake Superior State…
    Written on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 10:46
  • Marlette School Board ok's new Superintendent contract
    (MARLETTE) -- The Marlette School Board held a special meeting Monday night and approved the contract for incoming Superintendent Sarah Barratt. A 2-year contract for Administrative Assistants Deanna King and Julie Quade and 1-year contract for Great Start Readiness Program Teacher/Coordinator Elise Nicol were also approved by the board. Elise is also coordinating the paid pre-school program at Marlette Schools. In other business, a resolution…
    Written on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 10:45
  • Patients plan to speak next week at sentencing of cancer doctor
    Patients plan to speak next week at sentencing of cancer doctor
    (AREA) -- The government says about two dozen patients or relatives of patients want to speak next week at the sentencing of a Detroit-area cancer doctor who gave expensive, unnecessary treatments to hundreds of people. The hearing for Dr. Farid (Fa-REED') Fata starts Monday and is expected to last at least a week in Detroit federal court. Judge Paul Borman is expected to hear from…
    Written on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 10:43
  • Drug bust at Port Huron Hotel Tuesday nets crack cocaine, heroin, and marijuana
    (PORT HURON) -- A month long investigation into the sales of crack cocaine in the Port Huron area, ended Tuesday with the arrest of four people. St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon says Drug Task Force officers raided the Days Inn, located at 2908 Pine Grove Avenue, shortly after 2 p.m. Approximately $1,000 worth of crack cocaine, smaller amounts of heroin, marijuana and cash were…
    Written on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 10:42
  • Congresswoman Candice Miller has "Dinner on the Farm"
    Congresswoman Candice Miller has
    (AREA) -- Congresswoman Candice Miller and 4th District Representative John Moolenaar joined over 400 farmers from across the Thumb Tuesday evening for the 11th annual Dinner on the Farm. Miller discussed important issues in Washington and how they could impact farmers businesses and communities. Moolenaar gave insight into the work currently underway at the House Committee on Agriculture and the continued fight against Washington's regulatory…
    Written on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 10:40
  • All lanes on Blue Water Bridge to be back open next week
    All lanes on Blue Water Bridge to be back open next week
    (PORT HURON) -- All lanes on the Blue Water Bridge are expected to back open next week after work temporarily cut the number of lanes on the international crossing in half. The Michigan Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that the reopening is scheduled for July 8. MDOT and Blue Water Bridge Canada, co-owners of the bridge, are wrapping up the resurfacing project that started earlier…
    Written on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 09:56
  • Marlette woman injured in roll over crash
    Marlette woman injured in roll over crash
    (SANILAC COUNTY) -- A 66-year old Marlette woman was injured after suffering a medical condition and rolling her vehicle Tuesday morning along Marlette Road. Sanilac County Sheriff's deputies say the woman, Melvyne Carpenter, ran off of Marlette Road before entering the ditch and rolling over in a field near Gosline Road just after 11:30 a.m. The vehicle came to rest upright on its wheels. Carpenter…
    Written on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 16:19
  • Sanilac ISD Board approves support staff contract and budgets
    (AREA) -- The Sanilac ISD board of education approved the district's support staff contract last week. The agreement includes a 1% pay raise for the 2015-2016 school year. The Special Education Monitor's contract was increased by 10 days. The proposed 2015-2016 operating budgets for special education, general education, and career/technical education were approved. The budgets include approximately $220,000 of one-time maintenance expenses including the new…
    Written on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 15:45
  • Small earthquake recorded in Michigan, felt miles away
    UNION CITY, Mich. (AP) - Geological experts say a small earthquake centered in southern Michigan has been felt in parts of the state. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.3-magnitude temblor was recorded Tuesday morning northeast of Union City. There were no reports of damage or injuries. The earthquake was centered southeast of Battle Creek, where the Battle Creek Enquirer reports a low rumbling preceded…
    Written on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 14:09
  • Marlette Regional Hospital's Diagnostic Imaging Department Achieves ACR Re-Accreditation
    Marlette Regional Hospital's Diagnostic Imaging Department Achieves ACR Re-Accreditation
    (MARLETTE) -- Marlette Regional Hospital's diagnostic imaging department has been awarded re-accreditation in computed tomography, nuclear medicine, and ultrasound as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of imaging quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards, following a peer-review evaluation…
    Written on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 10:44
  • Representative Courser encourages kids to read with summer contest; winner will be 'Legislator for a Day' in Lansing
    Representative Courser encourages kids to read with summer contest; winner will be 'Legislator for a Day' in Lansing
    (LAPEER COUNTY) -- State Representative Todd Courser is sponsoring a summer reading contest for schoolchildren in the 82nd House District, encouraging them to strengthen their reading skills during their break from classes. Courser of Lapeer, has partnered with several libraries in the district to inspire 1st through 5th-graders to read during the summer months. One winning child and his or her family will come to…
    Written on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 14:22
  • Port Hope 4th of July Festival hosts tractor pulls and fireworks!
    Port Hope 4th of July Festival hosts tractor pulls and fireworks!
    (PORT HOPE) -- The village of Port Hope will celebrate Independence Day with a flea market, tractor pulls, and fireworks. Friday, the consignment auction starts at 3 p.m. followed by the TTPA Tractor Pulls at 7 p.m. Saturday in Port Hope, there will be a quilt show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The chicken BBQ starts at 1 p.m. along with the antique tractor pulls and…
    Written on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 09:25
  • North Branch Days July 3 & 4
    North Branch Days July 3 & 4
    (NORTH BRANCH) -- The North Branch Days celebration gets underway this Independence Day weekend with a refreshment tent on Washington Street from 6 p.m-Midnight Friday. There will be a DJ and concessions on site. The Demolition Derby at the Lion's Field, 6640 Beech Street, gets underway at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the North Branch Days Freedom Color Run kicks off the day at 8 a.m.…
    Written on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 09:24
  • Walker's RBI double in 14th lifts Pirates over Tiger 5-4
    Walker's RBI double in 14th lifts Pirates over Tiger 5-4
    DETROIT (AP) - Neil Walker's RBI double in the 14th inning gave the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers in a game that ended early Wednesday morning. The Pirates took the lead in that inning despite a massive baserunning mistake. With one out and a runner on first, Josh Harrison doubled, but Gorkys Hernandez retreated, thinking Rajai Davis had made a diving…
    Written on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 10:59
  • Daytona to offer Stars and Stripes in exchange program
    Daytona to offer Stars and Stripes in exchange program
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend. But the track will offer the American flag to those who wish to fly it on property. Daytona President Joie Chitwood says the speedway will offer an exchange program in which fans can trade a flag for the American flag. Daytona hosts NASCAR races on Saturday…
    Written on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 10:58
  • Women's World Cup: U.S. advances to championship match
    MONTREAL (AP) - The U.S. women's World Cup team will face the winner of tonight's England-Japan semifinal match for the championship this Sunday in Vancouver. The Americans advanced with a 2-0 win Tuesday night over Germany as Carli Lloyd converted a penalty kick in the 69th minute and assisted on Kelley O'Hara's first international goal late in the victory. Goalkeeper Hope Solo recorded her fifth…
    Written on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 10:56
  • Pronger, Lidstrom, Fedorov, Ruggiero among Hockey Hall picks
    TORONTO (AP) - Stanley Cup winners Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Sergei Fedorov and former NHL star Phil Housley are among the seven newcomers in the Hockey Hall of Fame. The Hall announced Monday that Angela Ruggiero, Bill Hay and Peter Karmanos Jr. also were voted into the shrine. Pronger, traded from Philadelphia to Arizona last weekend, hasn't played since November 2011 because of post-concussion…
    Written on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 10:09
  • Swim to Mackinac Island while hauling barge postponed
    ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) - A long-distance swimmer from Michigan has postponed a planned Fourth of July swim to Mackinac Island while towing a barge carrying a vehicle. Jim Dreyer says in statement he injured himself while clearing trees near a Lake Michigan beach. The event has been rescheduled for Aug. 15. The swim from St. Ignace at the north end of the Mackinac Bridge…
    Written on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 10:08
  • McCann's 9th-inning homer gives Tigers 5-4 win over Chicago
    McCann's 9th-inning homer gives Tigers 5-4 win over Chicago
    DETROIT (AP) - James McCann homered in the bottom of the ninth inning to complete a dramatic Detroit comeback, and the Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Sunday. Detroit trailed 4-0 before scoring four runs in the eighth off Chicago starter Jeff Samardzija. Victor Martinez tied it with a three-run double. Joakim Soria (3-0) pitched a perfect top of the ninth, and McCann's…
    Written on Monday, 29 June 2015 14:52

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