(FORESTER TOWNSHIP) -- An 8-year old child was struck by a car Sunday afternoon around 2 p.m. along M-25 just south of Downington Road in Sanilac County's Forester Township. Sheriff's deputies say the 8-year old girl was walking south on Lakeshore Road with a friend when she darted into the path of a van driven by 46-year old Kurtis Galloway of New Haven, Michigan. Deputies say the girl suffered serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to Deckerville Hospital. She was later transported by flight care to Hurley Medical Center in Flint for treatment. An investigation at the scene and witness statements revealed that the driver of the van attempted to avoid an accident by braking and swerving. Deputies say alcohol was not a factor in the crash. The Port Sanilac Fire Department assisted deputies at the scene.
(HURON COUNTY) -- A 42-year old woman was rescued from the chilly waters of Lake Huron Saturday morning after her 10-foot sailboat capsized in the Saginaw Bay, about a half-mile offshore near Caseville. Huron County Sheriff's deputies responded by airboat. The victim, Phyllis Meek of Hemlock, was wearing a life jacket at the time of the mishap. A friend in a kayak attempted to tow her, as well as her sailboat back to shore. Meek was unable to hold on to the kayak because she had become hypothermic. She was pulled from the water by deputies, placed in hypothermic rescue gear, and taken to the Caseville Harbor. Meek was then transported to Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon by an awaiting ambulance crew. Sheriff Kelly Hansen stresses that extra boating caution needs to be observed this time of the year because the water is still very cold. The victim became hypothermic after being in the water for only 30 minutes.
PHOTO COURTESY OF HURON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
(PORT HURON) -- A Lexington woman has been charged with falsely reporting a rape, months after news of similar reports led to the release of a man convicted of assaulting her in a separate case. 38-year old Sara Ylen told police last September that she was assaulted at her Lexington home. She has been charged with filing a false felony report and tampering with evidence. In 2003, James Grissom was convicted of raping Ylen. The 54-year-old Grissom maintained his innocence since his arrest for an alleged sexual assault in a Meijer parking lot in St. Clair County. He was convicted despite a lack of physical evidence and sentenced to 15-35 years in prison. While Grissom was in prison, new evidence emerged in California that Ylen had lied about assaults that were similar to the Michigan incident. He was released last fall. The Associated Press doesn't name victims of sexual assault, but Ylen talked freely to the Port Huron Times Herald about the Grissom case, saying she wanted to speak publicly as a victim.
(ARGYLE TOWNSHIP) -- Sanilac County Sheriff's deputies investigated a single vehicle crash Saturday evening on Argyle Road west of Freiberger Road in Argyle Township. Authorities say a 56-year old Argyle man lost control of his pickup causing it to overturn in the ditch shortly after 10 p.m. The driver and only occupant was taken by Bingham EMS to McKenzie Hospital in Sandusky for treatment of non life-threatening injuries. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the mishap, which remains under investigation. Deputies were assisted by the Argyle Fire and Rescue.
(AREA) -- The U.S. Marshals Service says a Michigan sex offender who made the state's "Top Ten Most Wanted" list has been arrested in Arizona. Authorities say 51-year-old Anthony Wayne Dolson pleaded guilty in 1993 to several counts of sexual contact with someone under the age of 13. They say he failed to register as a sex offender and fled. The U.S. Marshals Service in Arizona was able to track down Dolson and arrest him without incident Thursday morning. Dolson's last reported address was in Port Huron.
(DECKERVILLE) -- The Village of Deckerville will be flushing water mains Monday, May 6-Friday, May 10. Residents are warned that this may cause low water pressure or discolored water.
(AREA) -- Vassar native, Army Sgt. Travis Mills, will be the keynote speaker at the 19th Annual Memorial Service in the Michigan Senate Thursday, May 23 in Lansing. The ceremony is held every year to remember and honor Michigan residents who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation while serving in the armed forces during the pervious year. Sgt. Mills is one of only a few servicemen to lose all four limbs in combat during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and survive. He was injured by an improvised explosive device April 10, 2012 during his third deployment to Afghanistan. State Senator Mike Green of Mayville says he can't think of anyone better to lead in honoring and remembering fallen colleagues than Sergeant Mills, adding that Mills inspires in all of us the utmost pride in the men and women who serve our nation, past and present. The ceremony is open to the public.
(CARSONVILLE-PORT SANILAC) -- Carsonville-Port Sanilac Schools have welcomed back former Superintendent Harold Titus. The school board unanimously approved hiring Mr. Titus on an interim basis during a special meeting April 24. Titus served the CPS district as Superintendent from November 2003 through June 2011. Former Superintendent Ann Binienda took over the position and retired at the end of April after 36-years with the district. Mr. Titus will work on a part-time basis through June 2014.
Mr. Titus stated "I want everyone to know I am very happy to be working with the CPS District again. We have lots of work to get done. When we get it done, the District will be better both financially and educationally. This is not a marathon, but a sprint. We will get through this quickly, so that we may move forward. As things develop, everyone will be kept well informed. I encourage anyone with questions to contact me at 810-657-9393.
In other business last month, the board approved amending the Teacher Severance Package from $15,000 to $20,000 for eligible educators. Applications are due by May 31. Also, the Wednesday, May 8 regular board meeting was moved to Thursday, May 16.
(MARLETTE) -- Students at Marlette Elementary will see a new face in the principal's office at the start of the school year this fall. Principal Michael Distelrath will be retiring at the end of this school after 20-years with the district. He served as the middle school principal for 15-years prior to taking on the elementary during consolidation. Applications for the position are being accepted through May 15 at 3 p.m. in the Superintendent's Office. A start date has been set for July 1.
(BAD AXE) -- The Bad Axe School board accepted the resignation of Superintendent Donald Schelke during Monday's meeting, effective July 1. The board selected current middle school Principal Greg Newland to serve as Superintendent on an interim basis. Schelke has served as the district's Superintendent for the past 3-years and has served in public education for 40-years. His career started as a teacher and principal in Cass City and continued at Deckerville Schools where he was the high school principal and Superintendent before coming to Bad Axe. Board members are expected to discuss the district's administrative positions for the 2013-2014 school year, possibly combining jobs, during a special meeting this month.