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(SANILAC COUNTY) -- Sanilac County's Annual Corn and Soybean Tour and Picnic is set for Tuesday, September 10. The drive-yourself tour of the field trials begins at 5:30 p.m. at Landsburg Farms, located on Cooper Road-2 miles south and a half mile east of Sandusky. The picnic will start at 7:30 p.m. at the Stone Brothers Farm located on N. Stoutenburg Road, a half mile east and half mile north of Sandusky. For more information contact the MSU Extension Office in Sandusky at 810-648-2515.

Friday, 06 September 2013 15:06

Drug Bust on Minnie Street in Port Huron

(PORT HURON) -- St. Clair County Drug Task Force officers arrested three Port Huron residents during a drug raid Wednesday evening in the 1100 block of Minnie Street. Officers seized heroin valued at $550, marijuana, $350 in cash and drug paraphernalia from the home. The three men arrested, ages 17, 20 and 28, remain jailed on drug related charges.

(ST. CLAIR COUNTY) -- The Port Huron Police Department Major Crimes Unit, with the assistance of the St. Clair County Drug Task Force recently conducted a drug crackdown targeting known drug offenders in the City of Port Huron. The crackdown was funded in part by an Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant secured by the Port Huron Police Department. During the crackdown August 28, 13 individuals where arrested. Four were charged with felonies including possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession of heroin, and possession of cocaine and delivery of cocaine. An additional 9 misdemeanor arrests were made on various outstanding warrants and new charges of maintaining and frequenting a drug house and possession of marijuana. Port Huron Police Road Patrol and K-9 also assisted in the effort. Future drug crackdowns are being planned.

(AREA) -- The Corn Marketing Program of Michigan is seeking innovate ideas on developing new corn markets, improve production and creating new uses for the crop. Preliminary research proposals for 2014 are due by Nov. 13. An announcement will be made in February on which projects will receive funding. Potential projects are reviewed by the group's board. Corn Marketing Program Director Jim Zook says "research is what keeps the agricultural industry moving forward." The Lansing-based organization says its purpose is to enhance the economic position of corn growers in the state by providing for the growth and expansion of the corn industry through market development, efficient production, promotion and research.

(HURON COUNTY) -- Huron County Sheriff Kelly Hanson says a 26-year old Bad Axe man was injured in a single-vehicle crash west of Harbor Beach on M-142, near Schock Road in Sand Beach Township early Friday morning. A preliminary investigation revealed that Aaron Herrington was traveling east in his 2000 Pontiac Grand Am just before 6:30 a.m. when he swerved to avoid impact with another eastbound vehicle and hit a tree. Herrington was freed from the car, which authorities say was basically ripped in half. He was transported to Harbor Beach Hospital for treatment of his injuries, which are unknown at this time. No other injuries were reported and an investigation continues. The Harbor Beach Fire and Police Departments and Eastern Huron Ambulance assisted deputies at the scene.

(CLYDE TOWNSHIP) -- A Jeddo man and his son escaped from their vehicle early Friday morning before it became engulfed in flames. The man was traveling near the 5600 block of Beard Road at around 6:45 a.m. when his son noticed smoke coming from a vent inside the Dodge Ram van. St. Clair County Sheriff's deputies say the two were able to gather some belongings and get out of the vehicle safely just before it became fully engulfed. Beard Road was closed for about an hour and opened back up to traffic just before 9 a.m. The Clyde Township Fire Department put out the fire at the scene.

(AREA) -- Scientists at the Michigan Tech Research Institute in Houghton are using satellite data to study harmful algal blooms in the Great Lakes. The project generates maps of places where the problem is most severe, including western Lake Erie, Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron, and Lake Michigan's Green Bay. The maps show the location and extent of the algae blooms and where they're raising concerns about water quality and public health. The information will be useful to commercial and sport fishermen, tourists and public water system managers. Harmful algal blooms develop when nutrients from farm and urban runoff fuel runaway growth of algae. The blooms can clog water intake pipes, lower water quality and sicken pets and people. The maps are updated weekly and available to the public at www.mtrihabsmapping.org

Thursday, 05 September 2013 15:57

Car and motorcycle crash in St. Clair County

(ST. CLAIR TWP.) -- The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office reports that a car and motorcycle crash happened Thursday morning around 6 a.m. on M-29, just north of Davis Road in St. Clair Township. St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon says a 31-year old Port Huron man was driving his motorcycle southbound on M-29, when a Dodge Intrepid, driven by a 25-year old Smiths Creek man, turned left in front of him. The driver of the motorcycle swerved to avoid the crash, but ended up striking the right rear bumper of the car. He was transported to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Port Huron for treatment of his injuries. Deputies investigating the crash plan to charge the driver of the car with civil infraction causing serious injury. The driver of the motorcycle is expected to be charged with driving while license suspended. The Marysville Police Department, St. Clair Fire and Rescue, and Tri Hospital EMS assisted at the scene of the crash.

(AREA) -- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is reminding hunters to check their antlerless deer results and the availability of remaining licenses. All remaining public and private-property antlerless deer hunting licenses will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning Tuesday, September 10th at 10:00 a.m. Licenses will be sold until quotas are met. Hunters can purchase licenses at any authorized license agent, at a DNR Customer Service Center, or online at www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings.

Thursday, 05 September 2013 10:27

Facebook helps police catch bandits

(ST. CLAIR COUNTY) -- The use of social media assisted in the arrest of two suspects believed to be involved in several home invasions in the Columbus, Casco, and St. Clair Township areas over the past two months. Detectives from the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office posted a photo taken by a surveillance camera of one of the suspects on the department's Facebook page. Several citizens contacted the Detective Bureau with information regarding the possible identity of the man in the picture. Further investigation led to the arrest Wednesday afternoon of a 29-year old man and a 35-year old woman, both from Clay Township. They face charges of home invasion pending arraignment Friday.