(CLAY TOWNSHIP) -- Police say the body of a newborn has been found in a shallow grave in St. Clair County by a person doing yard work. Clay Township Police Chief Don Drake says that the remains of the child were found about 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Drake says the body has been sent to the medical examiner's office. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the police department.
(MARINE CITY) -- Groups trying to restore Marine City's historic city hall plan to use an online fundraising event to pay for a capital campaign manager for the project. The Historical Society of Marine City and Friends of City Hall are forming a committee to raise money to finish restorations. The 19th-century building was dedicated in 1884. The Marine City Historic District Restoration Committee is one of 75 nonprofits participating in the Community Foundation of St. Clair County's Give Where You Live campaign. The campaign is part of a national event, "Give Local America!" People can go online May 6 at www.givewhereyoulive2014.org to donate. The first part of the restoration project was finished last summer. Phase 2 will cost about $2 million.
(VASSAR) -- A yard sale planned for Saturday will stretch 45 miles, from Clarkston to Vassar. The annual M-15 Heritage Route Yard Sale is held each year on the first Saturday in May. It allows participants to visit historic villages along the route during the all-day event. The yard sale is being promoted by the M-15 Coalition, a partnership that includes area chambers of commerce and municipalities as well as the Michigan Department of Transportation.
(CARO) -- Consumers Energy is resuming construction on a wind power project in Michigan that will expand the company's renewable energy options. The unit of Jackson-based CMS Energy Corp. broke ground last year on the project in Tuscola County's Akron and Columbia Townships. The renewed work announced Monday comes as warmer weather returns to Michigan. Consumers Energy is urging motorists to be alert for construction traffic, since materials are coming from around the area, southeastern Michigan and other parts of the state. The Cross Winds Energy Park will be a 105-megawatt wind farm with 62 turbines. It's expected to open in late 2014 and create about 150 construction jobs.
(SANILAC TOWNSHIP) -- Sanilac County Sheriff's deputies investigating a felonious assault April 19 in Sanilac Township has resulted in the arrest of a 42-year old Clarkston man. The assault was brought to the attention of authorities Easter weekend after a 31-year old Clarkston man went to McKenzie Hospital in Sandusky with a stab wound to the abdomen. Deputies say the victim was at an Easter family gathering in Sanilac Township when an argument started between family members. At that time, the victim was stabbed by the 42-year old Clarkston man. The suspect then fled the scene in a vehicle before police arrived. The suspect was arrested at his home on Wednesday, April 23 by Oakland County Sheriff's deputies for unrelated charges. The man will be transferred to the Sanilac County jail to be arraigned upon his release from Oakland County. Deputies say the victim was treated and released from McKenzie Hospital the night of the incident, which remains under investigation.
(EMMETT TOWNSHIP) -- Plans are moving forward for a stretch of bicycle trail in southern Michigan that's part of an effort to connect pathways across the state. A groundbreaking is Friday for the $1.2 million project, which goes through Historic Bridge Park and along the 300-acre Ott Biological Preserve in Calhoun County's Emmett Township. Construction on the nearly six mile stretch of trail is to be completed by the end of September. The route is part of a plan to build 51 miles of trails in Calhoun County. So far, about 20 miles already has been constructed. Construction comes as work continues on the Great Lake-to-Lake Trails route that aims to connect South Haven along Lake Michigan with Port Huron at the southern tip of Lake Huron.
(AREA) -- Jim Johnson, Executive Director of Sanilac County Community Mental Health, recently presented a check in the amount of $1,223 to Janet O'Conner of Marlette Regional Hospital in support of the BCUPS Program. The program provides mammograms free of charge to uninsured women in the thumb. The funds will cover the cost of four mammograms. The money donated by Community Mental Health employees is raised through their "Casual for a Cause" fundraiser, which goes towards initiatives that benefit citizens of Sanilac County. Employees were allowed to dress casually every Friday of the first quarter of the year for a $3 donation. Former recipients include the Sanilac County Humane Society, Eva's Place, CPS and Deckerville Project Blessing, Department of Human Services Holiday Project, Thumbs' Up for Kids, United Hospice Service, and the Sanilac County Child Advocacy Center to name a few.
(AREA) -- Family members and police are trying to determine how a mother reported missing in Sanilac County end up dead inside a Flint home that was being inspected before demolition. Denise Apley says that she had a sense that something bad happened to her daughter, Kimberly Schubel, who went missing in March 2013. Apley, who now lives in Texas, recently got a call notifying her that Schubel's body was found. A contract employee sent to the home belonging to the Genesee County Land Bank on April 9 to look for hazardous materials such as asbestos made the discovery. Police aren't commenting on the ongoing investigation. Schubel was 29 at the time of her disappearance. Apley says her daughter had two young sons and lived in Sanilac County.
(AREA) -- Officials say a small endangered mussel is in the way of plans for a massive water pipeline to serve parts of Michigan, including Flint. The Karegnondi Water Authority wants to cut its way quickly through the Black River in Sanilac County as it digs the path for the Lake Huron pipeline. The federally protected northern riffleshell lives in the river bed. The presence of the mussel could force crews to tunnel far beneath the river, adding time and money to the project. Genesee County Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright says the Karegnondi Water Authority is in discussions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency about the issue. The EPA expects the project to affect more than 30 acres of wetlands and involve 55 stream crossings.
(BAD AXE) -- A 34-year old Bad Axe man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after selling prescription pills to an undercover officer. Bad Axe Police were assisted by the Huron County Sheriff's Department after an anonymous tip stated that the suspect was selling the prescription medication from an apartment in the city limits. After the buy was made, officers set up surveillance and arrested the man at the scene. The original buy money was found in the suspect's pocket at the time of his arrest. He remains lodged in the Huron County jail on a charge of selling/delivering a controlled substance. A search of the apartment resulted in the seizure of prescription medication, narcotics, and drug paraphernalia.