LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The state's Pure Michigan tourism campaign is highlighting hunting and fishing opportunities in the state with a new digital media campaign. As part of the effort, the state says the website Outdoorhub.com will feature a Pure Michigan landing page with news, videos, and information about hunting and fishing. The campaign also includes online banner ads on outdoor enthusiast sites, including MichiganSportsman.com and OhioGameFishing.com. The digital media campaign runs through early December. The focus will be on fishing through Oct. 22. Hunting ads will then start running until Dec. 5. Videos also will be available on the fishing and hunting pages at the state's tourism website, which includes links to maps, associations, and hunting and fishing guides.
(PORT HURON) -- The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bramble and four other Michigan entities have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Bramble is significant because it's one of the first American vessels to successfully circumnavigate the North American continent through the Northwest Passage. It was decommissioned in 2003 and is moored in Port Huron. The other additions announced Monday by the state include the J.J. Deal and Son Carriage Factory in Jonesville, the Hamtramck Stadium site that was a home for Negro Leagues baseball, the Eagle Harbor Coast Guard Station Boathouse in Keweenaw County and the Island City Historic District in Eaton Rapids. Eight additional properties in Michigan were recently nominated to the National Register by the State Historic Preservation Review Board.
(BURNSIDE TOWNSHIP) -- Authorities say three Michigan duck hunters ended up wounded following a mishap involving another hunter. Reports say the men were among a group of four hunting Saturday in Lapeer County's Burnside Township. The sheriff's department says the three were leaving when the fourth hunter took a shot at a duck, hitting the three men with birdshot. Authorities say the men ages 42, 59 and 65 were treated at a hospital and released. No charges are expected. The sheriff's department says the men who were shot were wearing camouflage and the 43-year-old shooter didn't see them.
(PECK) -- Video surveillance helped Sanilac County Sheriff's deputies track down the suspects involved in the breaking and entering at Penfield's Restaurant in Peck. Authorities were sent to the business around 6:45 a.m. Friday, October 5. An initial investigation showed that the suspect's entered through the back door of the restaurant and took a large amount of liquor, a 50" flat screen television and over $1000 in cash. Surveillance footage assisted investigators with suspect and vehicle descriptions. Warrants have been requested through the Sanilac County Prosecutor. Names of those involved will not be released pending formal charges and arraignment. The Sanilac County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Sanilac County Drug Task Force and Peck Police during the investigation.
(SANILAC COUNTY) -- Troopers from the Michigan State Police Caro Post arrested two Croswell men last month for their alleged involvement in several home invasions that took place in Sanilac County. The 18 and 19-year old men were arrested after Troopers were sent to a home invasion in Elk Township on September 21. During the course of an ongoing investigation, troopers identified five additional breaking and enterings, 13 malicious destruction of property incidents and one larceny in Speaker and Maple Valley Townships. Both suspects remain lodged in the Sanilac County Jail and will appear in court Tuesday, October 9.
(PORT HURON) -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says a major U.S. Supreme Court decision shouldn't apply to inmates who already are serving no-parole sentences for murders committed when then they were teens. Schuette's staff this week filed a 29-page brief in the Michigan appeals court in the case of a St. Clair County man, Raymond Carp. He was 15 when he was involved in the brutal death of a woman in 2006. The Supreme Court has struck down mandatory no-parole sentences for juveniles. Schuette acknowledges that it applies to young people who are convicted in the future. But he says there should be no retroactive benefit for people already behind bars. More than 350 people are serving no-parole sentences in Michigan for crimes committed when they were under 18.
(BROWN CITY) -- Two Brown City men were treated for injuries Friday following a crash at Main and Welles Streets in Brown City shortly before 4 p.m. Sanilac County Sheriff's deputies say that a Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by 86-year old Richard Williams was traveling east on Main Street, when he failed to turn at Welles Street and struck a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by 34-year old Adam Duquette. Duquette was stopped at the intersection waiting to turn. Both drivers were transported to Marlette Hospital by Marlette EMS for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Brown City Fire and the Peck Police Department assisted at the scene.
(BURTCHVILLE TOWNSHIP) -- Three Detroit area men were arrested early Monday morning after a car chase with police that ended in the 6100 block of Lakeshore Road in St. Clair County's Burtchville Township. Sheriff Tim Donnellon says his deputies were contacted around 2:50 a.m. regarding a car chase that was heading east on I-94 from Chesterfield Township. Chesterfield Police were on the chase that began in New Baltimore with what was believed to be a stolen Dodge Magnum out of Warren. Officers observed the vehicle in the area of I-94 and Fred Moore Highway and began pursuit. Port Huron Police set up stop sticks near the Water Street exit and were able to deflate one of the tires on the suspect vehicle. The driver of the vehicle continued to flee, heading northbound on Pine Grove Avenue, 24th Avenue and then Lakeshore Road. The vehicle finally stopped in the 6100 block of Lakeshore, where the three occupants jumped out and fled on foot. All three were apprehended a short time later by Sheriff's deputies. The three men ages 26, 27, and 30 remain jailed on charges of fleeing and eluding and resisting and obstructing. They also face charges in Macomb County.
(PORT HURON) -- Authorities say the body of a 20-year old man has been found in Lake Huron near a Port Huron beach. The body was found Sunday near Lighthouse Beach around 6:10 p.m. after the man's brother reported him missing just before 4 p.m. Saturday. The brother said the man might have gone to the beach on Saturday night and stated that he had found his belongings there. Police say there were no obvious signs of foul play, but an autopsy will be conducted. The victim's name has not been released.
(GRAND RAPIDS) -- The winners of $560,000 in prize money for year's ArtPrize competition in West Michigan are expected to be announced tonight at 8 p.m. The event in Grand Rapids features an announcement of the winner of the public vote, which carries a $200,000 prize. Winners of juried awards also will be announced. The top juried prize is worth $100,000. The annual art competition began September 19. This year's installment features entries from 1,517 artists from 56 countries and 45 states. The works are on display at dozens venues across downtown Grand Rapids. One of the top ten artists vying for a prize includes Dennis Harris of Marlette, whose work "The Chase" is on display at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.