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  • Brown City Schools hire GSRP teacher
    19 December
    (BROWN CITY) -- The Brown City School Board approved the hiring of Christina Fenlon to the Great Start Readiness Program teaching position at the district during their regular meeting Monday night. In other business Ambor Keesler applied for a MEEMIC educational grant and was awarded…
  • Port Huron Police Chief attends Department of Justice program focused on protecting Port Huron children
    19 December
    (PORT HURON) -- Port Huron Police Chief Michael Reaves attended the Missing Children Seminar for Chief Executives in Alexandria, Virginia December 9th and 10th as a guest of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Chief Reaves joined 49 other law enforcement executives. Training…
  • Michigan voters to decide road funding tax hike
    19 December
    (AREA) -- A proposed tax hike aimed at improving Michigan's transportation infrastructure and schools is heading to voters. The Michigan Legislature has put a sales tax increase on the May statewide ballot as part of a road funding plan. Boosting the 6 percent sales tax…
  • Paris Township Couple has court hearings postponed again
    19 December
    (HURON COUNTY) -- Court proceedings for a Huron County couple accused of keeping a 19-year-old autistic man locked in a caged bed have been postponed. 66-year old Timothy Tolin and 65-year old Karen Tolin were charged with unlawful imprisonment and vulnerable adult abuse. Both remain…
  • Family from Huron County contributes $1,000 toward making Christmas a little brighter for those in need
    18 December
    (HURON COUNTY) -- A generous family recently donated $1,000 to the Huron County Sheriff's Department for distribution to families or individuals in the county that might need a little extra help with Christmas. Sheriff Kelly Hanson and his staff reached out to local law enforcement…
  • Fairgrove man killed in Tuscola County crash
    18 December
    (TUSCOLA COUNTY) -- An 85-year old Fairgrove man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Thursday morning on Gilford Road near Purdy Road in Tuscola County's Indianfields Township. Deputies were sent to the scene shortly after 8 a.m. An investigation showed that the vehicle had been…
  • Oil spill in Huron County under control
    18 December
    (ELKTON) -- Cleanup work continues after an oil spill was discovered this week in a county drain in Huron County's Oliver Township east of Elkton. The approximately 50-gallon spill was reported by a trapper that noticed the ditch water was red in color. The Elkton…
  • Marlette Under Boil Water Advisory Until Friday
    18 December
    (MARLETTE) -- Residents in the city of Marlette are under a Boil Water Advisory through Friday, December 19 as a precaution. The DEQ requires two good water samples returned before lifting the notice. It is safe to take showers, wash dishes, and do laundry. Water…
  • CPS Schools appoint former board member to trustee vacancy
    18 December
    (CARSONVILLE-PORT SANILAC) -- The Carsonville-Port Sanilac School Board interviewed three candidates for the vacant seat on the board last Thursday and appointed Cliff Amey. The term starts on January 1 and expires on December 31, 2016. Amey graduated from CPS and is the parent of…
  • Authorities: Man shot after trying to hit officer was on parole for armed robbery
    18 December
    (PORT HURON) -- Authorities say police shot a drug suspect and ex-con who tried to run over a member of the St. Clair County Drug Task Force. St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon says the shooting happened after the Drug Task Force requested help from…
  • Police officers trained to teach T.E.A.M. in Michigan
    17 December
    (AREA) -- Thirty-one law enforcement officers graduated from the Teaching, Educating, And Mentoring School Liaison Program last week. The program was developed by the Michigan State Police to teach personal safety lessons in schools. The proactive effort is to make schools and communities safer by…
  • Suspected drug dealer shot after attempting to run over Drug Task Force Officer in Port Huron
    17 December
    (PORT HURON) -- A person suspected of selling heroin was shot by authorities late Tuesday night after he attempted to use his vehicle to run over a member of the St. Clair County Drug Task Force. The incident took place shortly before 11 p.m. when…
  • DNR awards $930,700 in Land and Water Conservation Fund grants to support local communities' park improvements
    17 December
    (MARLETTE) -- The City of Marlette has been awarded a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant in the amount of $97,800 for pool improvements. Nine community parks across the state and one DNR recreation facility will share $930,700 in grants. The federal program, administered by…
  • Sanilac County 4-H Fair Board making plans for 2015
    17 December
    (SANDUSKY) -- The Sanilac County 4-H Fair Board is already making plans for the 2015 4-H Fair, which will be held from Sunday, August 23-Saturday, August 29. As usual, there will still be a week between the fair and Labor Day, as Labor Day is…
  • Sandusky Youth Center After-School Program Closing
    17 December
    (SANDUSKY) -- The Beacon Ministries Board of Directors has announced that due to lack of funding, the Sandusky Youth Center After-School Program will close effective Friday, December 19. Director Marcia Wilson and Pastor Mike Wilson express their deepest gratitude to all of the businesses, community…
  • Chuck Dumaw appointed to Deckerville School Board Vacancy
    17 December
    (DECKERVILLE) -- The Deckerville School Board Monday appointed Chuck Dumaw to fill the open board seat. The term runs through December 31, 2016. In other business, board members met prior to the regular meeting to discuss Superintendent Tricia Pawlowski's evaluation. The board rated her job…
  • St. Clair County man ordered to stand trial in teen's slaying
    17 December
    (ROMEO) -- A 32-year-old man will stand trial in the killing of a 14-year-old girl as she walked her dog along a northern Macomb County recreation trail. Romeo District Judge Denis LeDuc on Tuesday determined there was enough evidence to move the case against James…
  • Wind park starts service in eastern Michigan
    17 December
    (AKRON TOWNSHIP) -- A Consumers Energy wind park has started serving electric customers in the Thumb. The company says its $255 million Cross Winds Energy Park in Tuscola County is its first wind park on the east side of the state. The utility estimated in…
  • Secret Santa in Sandusky
    16 December
    (SANDUSKY) -- A Secret Santa has been spotted in Sandusky! The Sandusky Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a $500 holiday cash giveaway in $20 increments at select chamber businesses in Sandusky this week. The secret Santa is going around and randomly giving money to people…
  • Tuscola Co. Sheriff's Department seeking help from the public
    16 December
    (TUSCOLA COUNTY) -- This sign was placed recently at the Shay Lake area. If anyone knows who placed the sign there please contact Tuscola County Sheriff's Deputy Kinney at 989-673-8161 ext 4050. Incidents like this serve no purpose other than to incite bad feelings amongst…
  • Tuscola County Trial Courts hire Court Administrator
    16 December
    (CARO) -- The Tuscola County Courts have selected Sheila Long, veteran of the county's probation services staff, as the next Court Administrator. She will succeed retiring Donna Fraczek. Sheila has worked in the 71-B District Court Probation office since December 2001. In 2005, she was…
  • Flint water pipeline to cost less than planned
    16 December
    (AREA) -- Genesee County officials say winning bids on a new water pipeline to Lake Huron have come in significantly less than estimated, at about $233 million. Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright told the Flint City Council Monday that contractors offered the less-than-predicted prices for the…
  • Witnesses testify in 14-year-old girl's slaying
    16 December
    (ROMEO) -- Witnesses have testified to seeing a man charged in the slaying of 14-year-old April Millsap with her on the same southeastern Michigan recreation trail where her body was found. The preliminary examination started Monday in Romeo District Court for 32-year-old James VanCallis. Authorities…
  • AAA forecasts big travel season in Michigan
    16 December
    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - AAA says more than 3 million people from Michigan are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season. The projections released Tuesday are an increase of nearly 5 percent from the 2.8 million people who…
  • Key hearing starts for man in 14-year-old's death
    15 December
    (ROMEO) -- A hearing is taking place to determine whether a man charged with killing a 14-year-old girl as she walked her dog in southeastern Michigan should stand trial. The preliminary examination for 32-year-old James VanCallis began Monday morning in Romeo District Court. It's expected…
  • DNR awards nearly $900,000 in Recreation Passport grants to communities for local park improvements
    15 December
    (AREA) -- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says 21 communities across the state will share $877,500 in Recreation Passport grants. The funding comes from the sale of the Recreation Passport, which is needed for vehicle entry at Michigan state parks and recreation areas. The…
  • Gas bill scheme hits area
    15 December
    (SANILAC COUNTY) -- The Sanilac County Sheriff's Office has recently received numerous complaints in reference to a company called "JUST ENERGY" going door to door soliciting to lower homeowner's SEMCO gas bill. Once the homeowner gives the representatives their account number they switch them over…
  • Applegate residents injuried in roll over crash
    15 December
    (SANILAC COUNTY) -- Two Applegate residents received minor injuries in a single vehicle crash Sunday evening on Old 51 near Aitken Road. Sanilac County Sheriff's deputies report that the Mercury Mariner was traveling south on Old 51 around 6:30 p.m. when the driver, 19-year old…
  • Fenton man purchases Port Sanilac Lighthouse
    15 December
    (PORT SANILAC) -- A Michigan man with a passion and pedigree for lighthouses has bought his own. Jeff Shook of Fenton bought the Port Sanilac Lighthouse this week for $855,000. The founder of the Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy says he's been interested in the lighthouse about…
  • Suspects wanted in larceny and credit card fraud cases
    15 December
    (SANDUSKY) -- The Sandusky Police Department needs help identifying a male and a female suspect for larceny and credit card fraud. If you have any information about who these subjects are please message us or call the Sandusky Police at 810-648-4016. A cash reward is…

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