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  • Man injured in fireworks accident in Port Sanilac
    06 July
    (PORT SANILAC) -- A 54-year old man suffered burns to his upper torso, face and hand after a fireworks explosion on the Port Sanilac breakwall Saturday night around 10:15 p.m. According to reports, the man was part of a ten person crew from the company…
  • Sanilac County Sheriff's Office 4th of July weekend statistics
    06 July
    (AREA) -- The Sanilac County Sheriff's Office kept busy over the 4th of July Holiday weekend. Sanilac Central Dispatch received 477 calls for service. Deputies handled 194 complaints with one misdemeanor arrest and a four count felony arrest. Sheriff Garry Biniecki says deputies performed 54…
  • Five injured in Huron County crash
    06 July
    (HURON COUNTY) -- Five people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon around 3:50 p.m. in Huron County's Colfax Township. Sheriff Kelly Hanson says a pickup and car were attempting to to race on Richardson Road west of Lackie Road when the driver of…
  • Two men uninjured after ultralight aircraft gets stuck in tree
    06 July
    (CLAY TOWNSHIP) -- Two men have been rescued after their ultralight aircraft malfunctioned and got stuck in a tree on a sparsely populated island in northern Lake St. Clair. Neither man was injured in the crash Saturday afternoon on Dickinson Island, which is a part…
  • Feds say cancer doc wants 25-year sentence for fraud
    03 July
    DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit-area cancer doctor who admits reaping millions of dollars through unnecessary treatments is asking a judge to sentence him to no more than 25 years in prison. Dr. Farid Fata's sentencing memo is sealed in Detroit federal court. But his request…
  • Snover man injured in Friday morning crash along M-46
    03 July
    (ELMER TOWNSHIP) -- Sanilac County Sheriff's deputies say an 18-year old Snover man was injured in a crash at the intersection of M-46 and Ubly Road in Elmer Township Friday morning. The incident took place just before 11 a.m. when Seth Steinkopf, traveling east on…
  • St. Clair County authorities investigate fires at former ferry dock along St. Clair River
    03 July
    (ST. CLAIR COUNTY) -- Officials say a fire at a former ferry dock, south of Vantage Point along the St. Clair River, has been deemed suspicious. Port Huron Township fire crews responded to the area near the River Walk's observation deck around 3 a.m. Wednesday.…
  • Croswell EMS to Receive Grant from Department of Homeland Security
    03 July
    (CROSWELL) -- Croswell Emergency Medical Services has been awarded a $23,777 grant to help with operations and safety. The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency created the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program to support local fire departments and other local first responders. Croswell…
  • Snover man injured in single vehicle crash Thursday
    03 July
    (MOORE TOWNSHIP) -- A 22-year old Snover man was flown by Air One Beaumont to Saginaw Thursday after his vehicle struck a utility pole in Sanilac County's Moore Township. Sheriff's deputies say the man was traveling south on Bulgrein Road, south of Snover Road around…
  • Police recover $250,000 in stolen goods following multi-county crime spree
    02 July
    (AREA) -- A combined 2-month investigation by law enforcement officers from Sanilac, Huron, St. Clair and Tuscola counties has resulted in the recovery of more than $250,000 worth of items that were stolen from various locations in those counties. Other areas of southeast Michigan may…
  • Sanilac County beaches test safe for swimming this holiday weekend
    02 July
    (AREA) -- The Sanilac County Health Department advises residents that all beaches in the county have tested safe for swimming this Fourth of July holiday weekend. Beach waters were tested at the Lexington and Forestville Village Parks and the Forester, Port Sanilac, and Lexington County…
  • Congresswoman Candice Miller’s Statement Honoring America’s Independence
    02 July
    U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) issued the following statement on the upcoming 4th of July: “This weekend, Americans will celebrate our seminal national holiday, the 4th of July. As always, we will mark our nation's birthday with picnics and parades, fireworks and family gatherings. And…
  • Armed robbery suspect was a former basketball coach at Imlay City Schools
    02 July
    (LAPEER) -- Police in Lapeer have arrested the suspect in an armed robbery at the Baldwin Road Pharmacy. John Topie is being held on a $250,000 bond after police say he used a gun to demand medication from employees at the pharmacy Tuesday, June 23.…
  • Port Huron Police seeking tips on dental clinic break-in
    02 July
    (PORT HURON) -- The Port Huron Police Department is seeking tips from the public regarding a breaking and entering case from mid-June at a Port Huron dental clinic. An alarm went off at Michigan Dental Clinic on Electric Avenue during the evening hours of June…
  • Tuscola County Sheriff warns of bank card scam
    02 July
    (TUSCOLA COUNTY) -- The Tuscola County Sheriff's Department has received complaints from residents getting suspicious phone calls from a person claiming to be from Direct Express Bank stating that their card has been deactivated. Direct Express is a valid business, but says they do not…
  • Lapeer Man Wins $363,212 Fantasy 5 Jackpot
    02 July
    (LAPEER COUNTY) -- Dreams do come true. Just ask the Lapeer man who won the $363,212 Michigan Lottery Fantasy 5 jackpot. Shaun Nichols works at the Castaway's Food and Spirits in Lapeer. He said that when things are tough, he always tells people that he'll…
  • Fourth of July in the Thumb and Blue Water Area!
    02 July
    (AREA) -- Independence Day celebrations will be held this weekend throughout the Thumb and Blue Water area. Fireworks shows will be held in Lexington and Algonac on Friday night with fireworks in Port Sanilac, North Branch, Cass City, Lapeer at the Rolland-Warner Middle School, Port…
  • 45-Year Employee Retires from Marlette Regional Hospital
    02 July
    (MARLETTE) -- Marlette Regional Hospital recently celebrated the retirement of long-term employee Karen Petersen. Karen began her career at Marlette Regional Hospital in July of 1970 as a physical therapy aide and later went on to become a certified competency evaluated nursing assistant. She finished…
  • Minden Township home saved after neighbor reports seeing smoke
    01 July
    (MINDEN TOWNSHIP) -- Area fire departments were able to save a large farm house on Parisville Road south of Bay City Forestville Road Tuesday afternoon. Minden City Fire Chief Zach Kramer says his department was dispatched to the scene around 4:30 p.m. A neighbor mowing…
  • Sanilac County Community Foundation announces Richard M. Coffelt Scholarship winners
    01 July
    (AREA) -- Becky Taylor, a 2015 graduate of Marlette High School and Krissa Jones, a 2015 graduate of Sandusky High School are this year's recipients of the Richard M. Coffelt Memorial Scholarship, awarded through the Sanilac County Community Foundation. Becky plans to attend Eastern Michigan…
  • Marlette School Board ok's new Superintendent contract
    01 July
    (MARLETTE) -- The Marlette School Board held a special meeting Monday night and approved the contract for incoming Superintendent Sarah Barratt. A 2-year contract for Administrative Assistants Deanna King and Julie Quade and 1-year contract for Great Start Readiness Program Teacher/Coordinator Elise Nicol were also…
  • Patients plan to speak next week at sentencing of cancer doctor
    01 July
    (AREA) -- The government says about two dozen patients or relatives of patients want to speak next week at the sentencing of a Detroit-area cancer doctor who gave expensive, unnecessary treatments to hundreds of people. The hearing for Dr. Farid (Fa-REED') Fata starts Monday and…
  • Drug bust at Port Huron Hotel Tuesday nets crack cocaine, heroin, and marijuana
    01 July
    (PORT HURON) -- A month long investigation into the sales of crack cocaine in the Port Huron area, ended Tuesday with the arrest of four people. St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon says Drug Task Force officers raided the Days Inn, located at 2908 Pine…
  • Congresswoman Candice Miller has "Dinner on the Farm"
    01 July
    (AREA) -- Congresswoman Candice Miller and 4th District Representative John Moolenaar joined over 400 farmers from across the Thumb Tuesday evening for the 11th annual Dinner on the Farm. Miller discussed important issues in Washington and how they could impact farmers businesses and communities. Moolenaar…
  • All lanes on Blue Water Bridge to be back open next week
    01 July
    (PORT HURON) -- All lanes on the Blue Water Bridge are expected to back open next week after work temporarily cut the number of lanes on the international crossing in half. The Michigan Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that the reopening is scheduled for July…
  • Marlette woman injured in roll over crash
    30 June
    (SANILAC COUNTY) -- A 66-year old Marlette woman was injured after suffering a medical condition and rolling her vehicle Tuesday morning along Marlette Road. Sanilac County Sheriff's deputies say the woman, Melvyne Carpenter, ran off of Marlette Road before entering the ditch and rolling over…
  • Sanilac ISD Board approves support staff contract and budgets
    30 June
    (AREA) -- The Sanilac ISD board of education approved the district's support staff contract last week. The agreement includes a 1% pay raise for the 2015-2016 school year. The Special Education Monitor's contract was increased by 10 days. The proposed 2015-2016 operating budgets for special…
  • Small earthquake recorded in Michigan, felt miles away
    30 June
    UNION CITY, Mich. (AP) - Geological experts say a small earthquake centered in southern Michigan has been felt in parts of the state. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.3-magnitude temblor was recorded Tuesday morning northeast of Union City. There were no reports of damage…
  • MDOT suspends construction for July Fourth holiday, urges safety
    30 June
    (AREA) -- To accommodate motorists traveling throughout Michigan over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, MDOT will remove traffic restrictions on 120 of 155 active projects statewide. AAA Michigan estimates 1.3 million travelers will be using Michigan roads and bridges during the annual celebration of…
  • M-24 (Lapeer Road) detour starts July 7
    30 June
    (LAPEER) -- The Michigan Department of Transportation will continue work on M-24 in Lapeer beginning Tuesday, July 7. Crews will close M-24 at Farmers Creek Road for bridge replacement and installation of a pedestrian tunnel. This project may include night work. During construction, one lane…

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  • Man injured in fireworks accident in Port Sanilac
    06 July
    (PORT SANILAC) -- A 54-year old man suffered burns to his upper torso, face and hand after a fireworks explosion on the Port Sanilac breakwall Saturday night around 10:15 p.m.…
  • Five injured in Huron County crash
    06 July
    (HURON COUNTY) -- Five people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon around 3:50 p.m. in Huron County's Colfax Township. Sheriff Kelly Hanson says a pickup and car were…
  • Sanilac County Sheriff's Office 4th of July weekend statistics
    06 July
    (AREA) -- The Sanilac County Sheriff's Office kept busy over the 4th of July Holiday weekend. Sanilac Central Dispatch received 477 calls for service. Deputies handled 194 complaints with one…