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  • Police recover $250,000 in stolen goods following multi-county crime spree
    Police recover $250,000 in stolen goods following multi-county crime spree
    (AREA) -- A combined 2-month investigation by law enforcement officers from Sanilac, Huron, St. Clair and Tuscola counties has resulted in the recovery of more than $250,000 worth of items that were stolen from various locations in those counties. Other areas of southeast Michigan may also have been victimized. Authorities held a press conference on the matter Thursday in Sandusky. Items recovered included trailers, tools,…
    Written on Thursday, 02 July 2015 14:45
  • Sanilac County beaches test safe for swimming this holiday weekend
    Sanilac County beaches test safe for swimming this holiday weekend
    (AREA) -- The Sanilac County Health Department advises residents that all beaches in the county have tested safe for swimming this Fourth of July holiday weekend. Beach waters were tested at the Lexington and Forestville Village Parks and the Forester, Port Sanilac, and Lexington County Parks.
    Written on Thursday, 02 July 2015 14:08
  • Congresswoman Candice Miller’s Statement Honoring America’s Independence
    Congresswoman Candice Miller’s Statement Honoring America’s Independence
    U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) issued the following statement on the upcoming 4th of July: “This weekend, Americans will celebrate our seminal national holiday, the 4th of July. As always, we will mark our nation's birthday with picnics and parades, fireworks and family gatherings. And in a myriad of other ways made possible by adherence to the principles set forth in our founding document -…
    Written on Thursday, 02 July 2015 14:08
  • Armed robbery suspect was a former basketball coach at Imlay City Schools
    Armed robbery suspect was a former basketball coach at Imlay City Schools
    (LAPEER) -- Police in Lapeer have arrested the suspect in an armed robbery at the Baldwin Road Pharmacy. John Topie is being held on a $250,000 bond after police say he used a gun to demand medication from employees at the pharmacy Tuesday, June 23. Witnesses reported that the man fled to the south in a red PT Cruiser. The 66-year old Attica Township man…
    Written on Thursday, 02 July 2015 11:00
  • Port Huron Police seeking tips on dental clinic break-in
    Port Huron Police seeking tips on dental clinic break-in
    (PORT HURON) -- The Port Huron Police Department is seeking tips from the public regarding a breaking and entering case from mid-June at a Port Huron dental clinic. An alarm went off at Michigan Dental Clinic on Electric Avenue during the evening hours of June 13. Reports say officers noticed that someone had broke a window with a crow bar and took off with a…
    Written on Thursday, 02 July 2015 10:59
  • Tuscola County Sheriff warns of bank card scam
    Tuscola County Sheriff warns of bank card scam
    (TUSCOLA COUNTY) -- The Tuscola County Sheriff's Department has received complaints from residents getting suspicious phone calls from a person claiming to be from Direct Express Bank stating that their card has been deactivated. Direct Express is a valid business, but says they do not call or text customers with this problem. Residents receiving these calls are advised to not call back. Deputies suggest contacting…
    Written on Thursday, 02 July 2015 10:59
  • Lapeer Man Wins $363,212 Fantasy 5 Jackpot
    Lapeer Man Wins $363,212 Fantasy 5 Jackpot
    (LAPEER COUNTY) -- Dreams do come true. Just ask the Lapeer man who won the $363,212 Michigan Lottery Fantasy 5 jackpot. Shaun Nichols works at the Castaway's Food and Spirits in Lapeer. He said that when things are tough, he always tells people that he'll get through it because "one day I'll win the lottery." That finally happened. Nichols won the jackpot by matching the…
    Written on Thursday, 02 July 2015 10:54
  • Fourth of July in the Thumb and Blue Water Area!
    Fourth of July in the Thumb and Blue Water Area!
    (AREA) -- Independence Day celebrations will be held this weekend throughout the Thumb and Blue Water area. Fireworks shows will be held in Lexington and Algonac on Friday night with fireworks in Port Sanilac, North Branch, Cass City, Lapeer at the Rolland-Warner Middle School, Port Austin, and St. Clair on Saturday at dusk. Thumb communities are also having traditional Fourth of July parades on Saturday.…
    Written on Thursday, 02 July 2015 10:53
  • 45-Year Employee Retires from Marlette Regional Hospital
    45-Year Employee Retires from Marlette Regional Hospital
    (MARLETTE) -- Marlette Regional Hospital recently celebrated the retirement of long-term employee Karen Petersen. Karen began her career at Marlette Regional Hospital in July of 1970 as a physical therapy aide and later went on to become a certified competency evaluated nursing assistant. She finished her career working out of the long-term care unit where she became a very familiar face to those visiting the…
    Written on Thursday, 02 July 2015 10:52
  • 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
  • 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 homers twice as Pirates pound Tigers 9-3
    Walker homers twice as Pirates pound Tigers 9-3
    DETROIT (AP) - Neil Walker homered twice, including a two-run shot in a five-run third, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers 9-3 Wednesday night. Walker also drove in the winning run in Tuesday night's 14-inning win - a game that ended early Wednesday morning. The Pirates finished with 21 hits, their most since May 13, 2004 in Colorado. A.J. Burnett (7-3) got the…
    Written on Thursday, 02 July 2015 11:16
  • Red Wings sign defenseman Mike Green, forward Brad Richards
    Red Wings sign defenseman Mike Green, forward Brad Richards
    DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenseman Mike Green and forward Brad Richards to free-agent contracts. The team announced Wednesday that Green will get a three-year contract and Richards a one-year deal. Green has spent his entire career with Washington, recording 113 goals and 247 assists in 575 games. He is the second-highest scoring defenseman in the NHL over the past eight…
    Written on Thursday, 02 July 2015 11:15
  • IndyCar fines Rahal, Power for actions during Sonoma race
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Graham Rahal's team has been fined $10,000 because the Fontana winner left the pits with a fuel hose attached to his car Saturday. Half of the fine issued Wednesday was suspended and one of the crew members was put on probation for three races. Defending series champ Will Power was fined $25,000 and placed on probation for the rest of the season…
    Written on Thursday, 02 July 2015 11:14
  • Women's World Cup: Final set with USA vs. Japan
    VANCOUVER (AP) - The Women's World Cup final this Sunday in Vancouver features a rematch of the final from four years ago. Back in 2011 the U.S. was beaten in the finale by the team from Japan on penalty kicks after the game ended 2-2. The U.S. is 24-1-6 against Japan. The Japanese advanced with a 2-1 win over England Wednesday night while the Americans…
    Written on Thursday, 02 July 2015 11:14
  • 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

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