(WORTH TOWNSHIP) -- Sanilac County Sheriff's deputies say a 61-year old Deckerville woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash early Monday morning along M-25 near Galbraith Line Road in Worth Township. The crash took place shortly after 6 a.m. Deputies say Marcia Clouse was traveling south on M-25 when she lost control on the icy roadway and slid into the west ditch. Her vehicle rolled over several times. Clouse was treated at the scene by Croswell EMS and later transported to Port Huron Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Clouse was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash.
(AREA) -- The U.S. Coast Guard says one of its ice-breakers has returned to service after sustaining damage in a collision with a freighter in the Straits of Mackinac. The accident happened January 5 in Lake Michigan, about 20 miles west of the Mackinac Bridge. The Coast Guard says the 225-foot cutter Hollyhock was breaking ice when it hit a hard spot in the ice. It says the 990-foot Mesabi Miner hit the Hollyhock's stern. The Mesabi Miner sustained damage to its bow. It was hauling Iron Ore to Gary, Indiana. Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Yaw says the Hollyhock has undergone temporary repairs and is back at work breaking ice. The Hollyhock launched in 2003 and its homeport is in Port Huron at Pine Grove Park.
(PORT HURON) -- An electrical malfunction was ruled the cause of a house fire Saturday night in the 1600 block of Whipple Street in Port Huron. Fire Marshal Jeffery Tucker says firefighters responded to the single-family home around 11:30 p.m. and found heavy smoke coming from the residence with fire on the main floor extending to the attic and crawl space. Crews quickly extinguished the blaze. Tucker says the homeowners were not home at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported. The Fort Gratiot Fire Department assisted at the scene.
(AREA) -- The Huron County Sheriff's Department is warning residents of an e-mail scam circulating in the area. A Harbor Beach resident contacted authorities last Friday after she received an e-mail claiming that there had been a warrant issued for her arrest. The e-mail instructed the resident to contact a representative from the State Attorney's Office by telephone to make arrangements for a settlement on the warrant before they are arrested. Huron County Sheriff Kelly Hanson reminds residents that when an arrest warrant is issued, it is very unlikely that any law enforcement agency would notify somebody through e-mail rather than sending an official letter or through telephone. If anyone receives an e-mail advising there is a warrant for their arrest they should immediately contact their local police department.
(AREA) -- The Sanilac County Drug Task Force assisted the St. Clair County Drug Task Force during a raid at a home in the 1600 block of Marlette Road in Watertown Township Thursday night. The warrant was the result of an arrest made earlier in the night in the city of Yale. The Watertown Township resident was arrested after allegedly selling marijuana. At the residence, authorities seized marijuana valued at $11,000, a large amount of hash, a vehicle, cell phones, drug paraphernalia, and $725 in cash. A second suspect was arrested during the raid. The homeowners, a 58-year old man and 50-year old woman, each face two counts of delivering and manufacturing marijuana. Both remain jailed in St. Clair County. Yale Police and the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit also assisted during the raid.
(AREA) -- Thumb area Road Commissions are advising of potentially hazardous road conditions this weekend. Rain expected Friday night through Saturday will turn the already slippery gravel roads into extremely dangerous areas for motorists. In most areas, the back roads already have a couple of inches of ice on them from the recent ice storm during Christmas and last weekend's winter storm. Road Commission crews have removed a lot of the snow on top of the ice, but the rain will quickly wash away any remaining snow and make the back roads extremely slippery. The paved roads are still at freezing temperatures, so any rain will make the black top slick, as well. Authorities are reminding residents to drive with caution and avoid travel if possible so that road crews can tend to the roadways this weekend.
(SANDUSKY) -- The Sandusky Arts Council has reached over 75 percent of their goal for the gazebo facelift project. Of the $8,500 needed for the project, a total of $6,550 has been raised so far through donations from local businesses and residents. The facelift will open up the north side of the gazebo for weddings, church services, and community events. The council expects work to begin on the project in the spring. Meanwhile, details have been released on Sandusky's Lawn Chair Music Series on the courthouse lawn. Free concerts will be held Friday evenings beginning at 7:00 p.m. from June 27-August 1. A full list of the performers is available on the Sandusky Arts Council's facebook page. If you would like to donate to the gazebo project, contact Rick Cook at 810-837-0132.
(SANDUSKY) -- The Sandusky Chamber of Commerce has selected Ginny Bissett as Citizen of the Year. Ginny will be honored at the Chamber's Citizen of the Year Banquet March 15 at Woodland Hills. The Civic Samaritan of the Year is Sandusky City Manager Dave Faber. The Volunteer of the Year is business owner Mark Heberling. Sanilac Broadcasting Company was selected as the Business of the Year and the Golden Hammer Recipients are Graff Chevrolet Buick, Tri-County Equipment, Ball Equipment, Buck-It Sporting Goods, Crop Production Services, and Jensen Bridge. The honorees will be recognized for their hard work and dedication to the community. Tickets for the event will be available by the middle of February.
(TUSCOLA COUNTY) -- The Tuscola County Sheriff's office says the report of a suspicious situation that happened in Kingston Thursday evening was unfounded. Deputies say two boys ages 10 and 12 reported that they were approached by a man wearing all black, driving a white cargo style van with no side windows. The boys stated that there were chains and ropes hanging in the back window of the van. According to the boys, the driver exited the van and approached them and said a remark about their underwear. The boys claimed that the driver tried to grab one of them and then drove off. Detectives determined that the attempted abduction did not happen.
(SANILAC COUNTY) -- The Sanilac County Board of Commissioners held their 2014 organizational meeting Thursday afternoon. Commissioners unanimously voted to reelect Donald Hunt as chairman of the board, and commissioner Justin Faber was reelected as vice chairman. Commissioners also voted unanimously to appoint Dan Dean as chairman of the finance and administration committee. Commissioners also interviewed and appointed several candidates to public boards. In other business, the board approved extending the deadline for completion of the jail project to January 31st, 2014, and also approved several change orders for the project.