(HURON COUNTY) -- Huron County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars in electrical equipment from the ITC Electric Substation, located in Sigel Township on Learman Road. The theft was reported at 7 a.m. Saturday, June 21. On that date, workers from the contracting firm, M. J. Electric out of Iron Mountian, arrived to the substation to find items missing including electrical dollies, blocks, ground wires and out rigger pads. Items were also taken from a construction trailer parked about a 1/4 mile away from the site. It is estimated that over $20,000 of property was taken sometime between 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 20 and 7 a.m. the 21st. Deputies suspect the culprits may have electrical construction knowledge because some of the stolen property was detached from live electrical components. Anyone with information is asked to contact Huron Central Dispatch at 989-269-6421.
(ST. CLAIR COUNTY) -- Officials say one person received minor injuries Monday night after a boat hit a navigational buoy in the St. Clair River, just south of the Marysville Golf Course. The incident took place around 10:15 p.m. Rescue crews arrived on the scene and found three people on a boat that was adrift in the river. The driver of the vessel swerved to avid hitting another boat and struck the navigational buoy. The U.S. Coast Guard towed the boat back to shore and the injured passenger was treated by EMS personnel.
(YALE) -- Yale Police Chief Michael Redman has announced a change regarding transportation around town during the Yale Bologna Festival this year. Only registered golf carts will be allowed in town. ORV's including Razors, Gatros, ATV's, and Mules will not be allowed. According to Chief Redman, the decision to outlaw all off-road vehicles except golf carts was due to safety concerns. In recent years, there has been an increase in accidents and people not driving responsibly. Golf cart permits will be available at Yale City Hall for $10 each beginning July 7. If anyone is caught driving an ORV or ATV, police will issue a ticket and have the vehicle impounded. This year's Yale Bologna Festival is July 25-27.
(CARO) -- Michigan State Police Troopers from the Caro Post report that the subject that walked away from the Caro Regional Mental Health Center has been located. 42-year old Dean Jenkins walked away from the Caro Center around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and was located by a MSP K-9 in the woods west of the facility around 2:30 p.m. Jenkins was returned to the facility without incident and turned over to staff members.
(TUSCOLA COUNTY) -- Tuscola County Undersheriff Glen Skrent says a 44-year old Caro area man was killed Monday morning after a farm implement tire that he was working on exploded. The incident took place around 8 a.m. on a farm near Deford on Mushroom Road. Deputies say the man was working on a tine rake tire and had filled it with air when he attempted to seal the bead and it exploded. Other workers at the farm immediately called 9-1-1. The victim was transported to Hills and Dales General Hospital in Cass City where he was pronounced dead. The man's name has not been released.
(AREA) -- Current Croswell-Lexington and Carsonville-Port Sanilac Schools Superintendent Dr. Kevin Miller will be starting his new job January 1. Miller has accepted the Director of Administrative Services position at the St. Clair County Regional Educational Service Agency. The RESA Board of Education approved his hiring at their meeting last Monday. Miller will oversee new and existing projects with the school district's the Regional Educational Service Agency serves. He will also oversee communications, building and maintenance, schools of choice and the Pine River Nature Center operations. Superintendent Miller has served the Cros-Lex district for 7-years and took over the CPS superintendent duties last November. Neither district has made a decision on filling the position.
(SANDUSKY) -- A Sanilac County Community Mental Health Art Show and reception will be held at the Personal Growth Center, 32 E. Sanilac Ave. in Sandusky Friday, June 27 through Friday, July 11 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The show kicks off with a "Meet the Artist" reception on Friday, June 27 from 4-6 p.m. All of the art on display, including paintings and photographs, has been created by those who use public mental health services in Sanilac County. A number of the pieces will be for sale. According to Sanilac CMH Executive Director Jim Johnson, the arts program allows people to be introduced to the community through a strength or skill. Arts can also provide an alternative method for people to express their thoughts or feelings. This is the 5th Community Mental Health Art Show. For more information contact Ann Galloway, Executive Director of the Personal Growth Center, at 810-648-9660.
(LAPEER) -- Lapeer County will see its first traffic roundabout next year. The traffic circle is planned for the intersection of Lake Nepessing, Davison, and Genesee Roads at the Elba Township-Lapeer County boundary. The Lapeer County Road Commission says construction is set to begin in 2015. Officials believe the roundabout will be a significant improvement to the intersection. The design will be funded through the Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program. The goal is to stay under $500,000 with federal transportation dollars. The roundabout in Lapeer County will accommodate the largest of legal vehicles and improve access for Lapeer County EMS ambulances based at their Genesee Road headquarters.
(AREA) -- The Fourth of July is right around the corner and residents and visitors alike are starting to plan for a weekend of celebrating America's Independence. The Village of Port Sanilac will host a parade and fireworks show on Saturday, July 5. The parade will start at 2 p.m. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church on M-46 and travel through town. The Pazman All Star Super Session Band will kick of live music in the harbor beginning at 7 p.m. until the start of the fireworks show. There will also be a glow party!
Other planned 4th of July Fireworks Shows!
Algonac-Thursday, July 3 at 10 p.m.
St. Clair-Friday, July 4 at Dusk
Lexington-Friday, July 4 at 10 p.m.
Lapeer-Friday, July 4 at dusk
North Branch-Friday, July 4 at dusk
Port Austin-Friday, July 4 at dusk
Port Sanilac-Saturday, July 5 at 10 p.m.
Port Hope-Saturday, July 5 dusk
Caseville-Saturday, July 5 at dusk
Otter Lake-Saturday, July 5 at dusk
(PORT SANILAC) -- The Sanilac County Historic Village and Museum has a new administrator. Jeff Pollock came to the museum in Port Sanilac by way of the Monroe County Historical Society and the University of Toledo History Department. Along with the addition of Jeff, the General Store at the museum has been revamped and now offers "Olde Timey" candies, toys, books and locally made merchandise. The Sanilac County Historic Village and Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment. Visit their website at www.sanilaccountymuseum.org This weekend, Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22 is the "Voyageurs, Settlers, and Natives" event from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The public is welcome!