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Friday, 09 August 2013 10:52

Human Skull found in Mill Creek

(CLYDE TOWNSHIP) -- Authorities say a human skull was found in Mill Creek in St. Clair County's Clyde Township Thursday afternoon. Port Huron resident Frank Kozlowski was wading in the water in the Beard Hills State Game Area around 5 p.m. when he reached up under a log in the water and felt something unusual--a human skull. Kozlowski immediately called police. Dive team members from the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office were sent to the location where the skull was found. During their search, other bones were located in water 3-4 feet deep. The skull and bones have been turned over to the medical examiner.

(BROOKFIELD TOWNSHIP) -- A power generation project with 88 wind turbines is planned for part of Huron County. NextEra's Pheasant Run Wind Project will be built in Brookfield, Fairhaven, Grant, Oliver, Sebewaing and Winsor Townships. Project Manager Ryan Pumford says construction officials and landowners met last week. Pumford says crews hope to have an access road completed in six weeks and most of the large construction done by the end of the year.

(PORT HURON) -- A 46-year old man released from the St. Clair County jail to attend a funeral and never returned, was taken back into custody Thursday afternoon. St. Clair County Drug Task Force members were able to locate Donald Lee in the city of Port Huron. Lee was released from jail at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and mandated to return by 2 p.m. following his nephew's funeral. His nephew is homicide victim Daniel McRoberts. 29-year old McRoberts and 26-year old Melissa Ichenberg were found dead July 30 at the Gratiot Village Apartment complex in Port Huron. Their suspected killer, 31-year old Manuel Gamez of Port Huron, is being held without bond and will appear in court August 20. Donald Lee is set to be arraigned on escape charges. He was serving a year in jail for felony domestic violence-third offense. 

(AREA) -- Two federal judges say a suburban-Detroit doctor charged with conducting a multimillion-dollar Medicare fraud scheme can leave jail if he posts a $170,000 bond and remains electronically tethered to his home. U.S. Magistrate Judge David Grand on Thursday set release conditions for Dr. Farid Fata. His lawyer and prosecutors both appealed, and U.S. District Judge David Lawson upheld the conditions. Defense lawyer Christopher Andreoff says a hearing Friday before a third judge will decide whether the cash bond that his client posts isn't drawn from funds linked to the Medicare fraud case. Fata is charged with deliberately misdiagnosing patients with cancer and ordering chemotherapy for others who didn't need it at Detroit-area clinics. Fata owns Michigan Hematology Oncology, which has offices in Clarkston, Bloomfield Hills, Lapeer, Sterling Heights, Troy and Oak Park. The government says the clinics billed $35 million to Medicare over two years.

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Doctors and public health officials are warning that immunization rates have dropped in Michigan and are urging parents to get their kids vaccinated. The Michigan Department of Community Health and the Michigan State Medical Society will hold a Thursday news conference in East Lansing to detail "startling" new statistics from the federal Centers for Disease Control. Officials say immunization rates in Michigan are falling despite recent outbreaks of whooping cough and measles. The state wants to remind people about the importance of vaccines. The state requires parents enrolling children in school for the first time to provide vaccination records. Parents can exempt children for religious or philosophical reasons. Those children may be excluded from school but only if a public health authority advises it as a disease control measure.

Thursday, 08 August 2013 11:31

Local August 6 Election results

(HURON COUNTY) -- Voters in Huron County went to the polls Tuesday, August 6 and showed their support for the Bad Axe and Laker School Districts. The sinking fund millage proposal for the Bad Axe District passed with 516 yes to 236 no votes. The funding will be used for future site and building improvements. Elkton-Pigeon Bay Port Laker School District voters approved the renewal of the district's sinking fund millage 331-155. In Dwight Township, the 2-mill road millage renewal passed 38-16, but the proposal to increase the road millage by an additional 2-mills was defeated by 12 votes--20 yes to 32 no.

In St. Clair County, voters in the Capac School District passed their bond proposal with 458 yes to 321 no votes. The 2.52-mill tax increase will generate funds for improvements at the district. Voters passed the 18-mill renewal on non-homestead property in the Port Huron Area School District--2,716 yes to 1,585 no votes.

Thursday, 08 August 2013 11:30

Beaches safe for swimming!

(SANILAC COUNTY) -- Beach water testing in Sanilac County shows all beaches are safe for swimmers. The Health Department says the five bathing beaches tested include the Forester and Lexington County Parks and the Forestville, Port Sanilac and Lexington Village Parks. Waters tested safe at the Blue Water Subdivision, Forester Creek, Miller Creek and Mill Creek. The public may access beach water test results online at www.deq.state.mi.us/beach 

(KIMBALL TOWNSHIP) -- A fire at a Michigan landfill has damaged part of the facility's methane gas collection system. Contractors spotted flames Tuesday at around 6 p.m. at the Smiths Creek Sanitary Landfill. Firefighters from six departments battled the flames. Landfill Manager Matt Williams says the fire was contained to the surface of the landfill. The fire melted the top of one of the landfill's methane gas extraction wells. Crews will determine whether the well equipment can be salvaged or must be replaced. A cost estimate to repair the damage has not yet been determined. No injuries were reported Tuesday.

(BROWN CITY) -- Authorities are seeking tips from the public following a breaking and entering in the 5800 block of Cade Road near Brown City. Sanilac County Sheriff's deputies say the break-in took place Tuesday. The homeowner left the residence in the morning and when she returned in the early afternoon, the home had been burglarized. The suspects used a prying tool to gain entry and took a flat screen TV, jewelry, a safety deposit box, and a laptop computer. A silver/grey older model box styled minivan was seen leaving the residence around Noon. The vehicle could have been a Chevy Astro van. It was seen heading north on Cade Road. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sanilac Central Dispatch at 810-648-2000 or the Detective Bureau at 810-648-8360.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 14:02

Hit and Run Under Investigation in Croswell

(CROSWELL) -- Croswell Police are seeking information on a hit and run incident that took place in the early morning hours of Wednesday, August 7. Police say the crash took place on Harrington Road east of Howard Avenue near the railroad tracks where the suspect left the scene without calling authorities. A mailbox, sign, and lamp post were hit, which would have caused severe damage to the suspect vehicle on the right front passenger side. The type and color vehicle is unknown. Anyone with information is asked to call the Croswell Police Department at 810-679-2200. You may remain anonymous.