(PORT HURON TOWNSHIP) -- St. Clair County Sheriff's deputies say a 59-year old Port Huron Township man was killed while riding his bicycle Monday morning in the 3800 block of West Water Street. The incident took place around 9:45 a.m. near Westcott when the man was struck from behind by a small SUV driven by a 32-year old Kimball Township man. Deputies say the SUV initially fled the scene, but the driver later came back stating that he thought that he had struck something. The 32-year old man was questioned and released pending further investigation and authorization of criminal charges. The victim's name has not been released.
(LAKE TOWNSHIP) -- A 79-year old Warren man was killed and three others were injured, one seriously, in a two-car crash Friday evening in Huron County's Lake Township. According to Huron County Sheriff Kelly Hansen, a car driven by 29-year old Jamie Kitchen of Caseville apparently failed to yield at the intersection of State Park and Conkey Roads colliding with a minivan driven by 79-year-old Albert Gagnier. Gagnier was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife, 72-year-old Cynthia Gagnier, was flown by flight care to an out of county hospital for treatment. A 16-year-old passenger in the Gagnier vehicle and the other driver, who was alone in her car at the time of the crash, were taken to Sheurer Hospital in Pigeon for treatment.
(MARLETTE TOWNSHIP) -- A 2-car head-on crash early Monday morning in Sanilac County's Marlette Township has claimed the life of a Marlette man. Sanilac County Sheriff Deputies say that 33-year-old Jason Maasch was killed when a pickup truck driven by 26-year-old Amber Glaza of Sandusky crossed the centerline while traveling east on Marlette Road near Goslin Road around 6 a.m. The Glaza vehicle struck the Maasch vehicle head-on pushing it into the north ditch. Firefighters from the Marlette Fire Department used the Jaws of Life to remove Maasch from his vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Reports did not indicate whether Glaza was treated for injuries after the crash. Police say both drivers were wearing seatbelts and the airbags in each vehicle were deployed. Police also believe that alcohol was not a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.
(PORT HURON) -- Police are looking for the mother of a newborn found on a porch in Port Huron early Sunday morning. Port Huron Police say the infant was located in a chair on the porch of a residence in the 1200 block of 11th Street around 4 a.m. A concerned neighbor contacted police after finding the newborn wrapped in a bloody blanket. Authorities say the caller had let her dog out and watched as the dog ran suspiciously to the porch of the neighbor's home. Knowing the neighbor was not at home, the caller went to investigate and found the infant. The baby boy was alive, but very cold to the touch. The baby was rushed to Port Huron Hospital and is doing well.
(MILLINGTON) -- An 83-year old woman was hospitalized after a two-car crash Thursday in Millington. Tuscola County Sheriff's deputies say the incident took place around 5:35 p.m. at the intersection of M-15 and Main Street. A vehicle driven by a 27-year old Millington resident ran the red light and struck the eastbound vehicle driven by the 83-year old woman. She was transported to an area hospital for treatment of unknown injuries.
(VASSAR TOWNSHIP) -- Authorities say a school bus struck a turkey in Tuscola County, leaving a 3-year-old child on board with cuts on his head from broken glass. The turkey smashed the windshield on the bus Thursday around 11:35 a.m. in Vassar Township. The bus was traveling north on M-15 near Ormes Road. The child was treated and released. The sheriff's department says the turkey went into the path of the bus before being hit. The Tuscola County Intermediate School District bus wasn't drivable afterward, so it was towed and other children boarded another bus.
(SANILAC COUNTY) -- Miller Road from M-19 east to Campbell Road in Watertown Township will be under construction beginning Tuesday, May 27. Work includes underground structure adjustments, asphalt, shoulders, and pavement markings. Albrecht Sand and Gravel says traffic will be flagged with temporary signage and barricades. There will be lane closures and motorists are advised to reduce speed limits and expect delays. The project is expected to be finished by June 13.
(DECKERVILLE) -- Deckerville Community Hospital received the MPRO's 2014 Governor's Award of Excellence for outstanding inpatient clinical achievement in the critical access hospital setting. The honor from Michigan's Health Care Quality Improvement Organization was awarded at a ceremony May 9 in Bath Township. Deckerville Community Hospital excelled in patient safety and quality improvement in two inpatient clinical areas - heart failure and pneumonia. In addition, critical access hospitals were required to meet additional overall criteria including the submission of a process improvement plan. This year, 188 Michigan hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes and community coalitions were honored with the award, which recognizes participants for their dedication to improve health care quality and patient safety.
PICTURED: James K. Haveman of the Michigan Department of Health, Director of Nursing Angie McConnachie, MSN, RN, Nursing Supervisor Kathy Aumann, RN and MPRO CEO Bob Yellan.
(MARLETTE) -- The Marlette School Board held a special meeting on Tuesday and Superintendent Alan Broughton presented the proposed budget reductions totaling $569,000 for the 2014-2015 school year. Broughton explained the new evaluation standards and seniority issues that will be in use for upcoming school years. Reductions in the elementary school include the retirement of 2nd grade teacher Judy Muxlow, lay-off of 6th grade teacher Tara Leonard, and reduction of one para-professional to be named at a later date for a total cost savings of $203,000. The Jr./Sr. High budget reductions include replacing a special education position currently being filled by a long-term sub with existing staff, the retirement of music teacher, Susan Bucholtz, retirement of Student Services Coordinator, Tammy Dunsford, lay-off Jr. High teacher Michael Boyle, and the reduction of one half of a para-professional for a savings of $265,000. Additional cost savings at Marlette Schools include the resignation of Special Education Director, Janet Richards, a reduction in transportation costs and other miscellaneous school operation costs in the amount of $101,000. The school board unanimously accepted budget reductions.
(BROWN CITY) -- The Brown City School Board approved administrative contracts for Elementary Principal Sean Hagey and Superintendent Doug Muxlow Monday night. The board also approved the retirement resignation of teacher Marcia Leasher and resignation of Tyler Leipprandt from his elementary teaching and coaching position. In other business, a handout outlining the energy savings of replacing the lighting units in the high school cafeteria and gym was reviewed. The board unanimously approved the lighting upgrades.