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Monday, 15 October 2012 11:07

Two injured in Flynn Twp. roll over crash

(FLYNN TOWNSHIP) -- Sanilac County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a single-vehicle roll over crash that injured two men Sunday afternoon in Flynn Township. Sheriff Biniecki says the crash occurred shortly before 2 p.m. on Isles Road south of W. Peck Road when the driver of a Ford F-150 pick-up left the roadway and entered a field on the west side of the road. The truck rolled several times, coming to rest on its side.  Deputies say that the driver, a 49-year old Brown City man, was able to free himself from the pick-up with assistance from a passing motorist who cut his seat belt. The Brown City Fire Department used their Jaws of Life to free his passenger, a 68-year old Fostoria man. Both were transported to Marlette Regional Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The names of the two men involved have not being released. Deputies believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

(PORT HURON) -- Detroit police are asking for help in finding the person who shot and killed a Port Huron man who'd just bought drugs at a house on the city's east side. Police say a 37-year-old man bought the drugs at the house and was returning to his vehicle when the suspect approached him and produced a weapon. Police say the suspect shot the man several times and stole his drugs, then fled. The site is at Marcus and Fischer streets, northeast of the Van Dyke St. exit from Interstate 94.  Authorities found the victim's body inside his vehicle about 3:15 p.m. Saturday. His name wasn't immediately released.

(AREA) -- The Michigan State Police collected 698 pounds of prescription drugs on the semi-annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day held Saturday, September 29. The MSP partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration and other local law enforcement agencies, providing a venue for citizens to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. All 29 Michigan State Police posts participated. Locally, the Caro Post collected 21 pounds of prescription pills and the Lapeer Post collected 18 pounds.


(CARO) -- Tuscola County Probate Court Judge Amanda Roggenbuck has been selected as one of seven Judges in Michigan to participate in a new technology pilot program that will improve and increase the ability to intervene in cases of child abuse, neglect or endangerment.  The pilot program will bring new technology to Tuscola County with zero cost to the county. The program will provide the court with ipads, applications, additional software, support and other tools to utilize and incorporate technology into the process. The pilot program is scheduled to launch later this fall. Judge Roggenbuck learned about the opportunity several months ago and has worked since then to become a member of the pilot program.  

(AREA) -- The Port Sanilac Fire Department was dispatched to two separate fire calls Thursday. The first call came in around 3:30 p.m. for a combine on fire in a field off of Stone Road west of M-25. No injuries were reported. Port Sanilac Fire Chief Brian Moran says the combine was a total loss. Deckerville Fire assisted at the scene. Around 7 p.m.,  Port Sanilac firemen were called to an attic fire at 2248 N. Goetze Road. Chief Moran stated that the fire was contained to the attic and a bathroom. There was water and smoke damage to the home; however, no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is unknown. Port Sanilac was assisted by the Deckerville Fire Department.

Thursday, 11 October 2012 16:35

CDC: Meningitis cases reach 170, 14 people die

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government says 170 people now have been sickened in the meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid shots, and 14 of them have died. Idaho becomes the 11th state to report at least one illness. The others are Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the count Thursday, showing 33 more cases and two additional deaths reported to the agency in the past day. The outbreak of rare fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. A specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts has recalled the steroid that was sent to clinics in 23 states, as well as everything else it makes. 

(FAIRHAVEN TOWNSHIP) -- A wildfire has burned roughly one-third of an uninhabited island in Saginaw Bay. Reports say the fire burned Tuesday and Wednesday at Heisterman Island, located a few miles off Huron County's Fairhaven Township. Members of the Fairhaven Township Fire Department couldn't get to the scene, so they monitored the blaze from shore and kept in touch with the state Department of Natural Resources. Rain mostly put out the fire, and the DNR estimates that about 130 acres of the 400-acre island burned. The cause of the blaze wasn't known. The island is used by hunters, anglers and campers. 

(SANILAC COUNTY) -- The two Croswell area men accused in a rash of home invasions in Sanilac County were arraigned Tuesday. Both 18-year old Anthony Fredrick Gordon and 19-year old Michael Anthony Gremel have been charged with home invasion second-degree, larceny in a building, and receiving and concealing stolen property less than $200. Gordon and Gremel remain jailed on bonds set at $10,000 cash/surety. The pair was arrested September 21 by Michigan State Police Troopers from the Caro Post, following a home invasion in Elk Township. A lengthy investigation revealed five additional breaking and enterings, 13 malicious destruction of property incidents and one larceny that occurred in Speaker and Maple Valley Townships. Gordon and Gremel are scheduled to appear for a preliminary exam in Sanilac County District Court Tuesday, October 16 at 1:30 p.m.

(SANDUSKY) -- A single story ranch style home at 365 S. Townline Road, just west of Sandusky, was destroyed by fire Wednesday afternoon. Sandusky Fire Chief Todd Hillman says the homeowners, Chris and Tammy Clements, were not home at the time of the blaze. Their two dogs were rescued and taken to the Town and Country Animal Clinic and treated for smoke inhalation. Chief Hillman says both are doing fine. An attached garage was also saved by firemen, who were dispatched to the scene around 12:30 p.m. Crews found flames coming through the roof of the home upon arrival. The Moore Township and Elk Township Fire Departments assisted the Sandusky firemen. Chief Hillman says the cause remains under investigation.

(AREA) -- October 7-13 is National 4-H Week and Sanilac County is celebrating those 4-H members that have made an impact on the community and are stepping up to the challenges of a changing world. Sanilac County 4-H has 58 clubs with more than 800 youth and 400 dedicated volunteers who work in more than 50 project areas. 4-H is dedicated to teaching life skills through an array of project areas such as science, engineering, and technology, which includes projects like sewing, plant science, vet science, and community service. The re-enrollment deadline for past 4-Hers and 4-H leaders is December 1, 2012. Current 4-H Club Administrative leaders have re-enrollment forms. New 4-H enrollment is June 3, 2013 and forms are available at the Sanilac County MSU Extension Office in Sandusky. For more information contact 4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator Shelly Warczinsky at 810-648-2515.