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  • Sanilac County Attorney pleads not guilty to embezzlement charge
    03 September
    (SANILAC COUNTY) -- Officials say a Sanilac County lawyer has been charged with one count of embezzlement from a vulnerable adult $1,000 to $20,000, which is a felony punishable by up to 5-years in prison. Police say 49-year old Kimberly Kirchoff of Applegate embezzled around…
  • Deckerville School Board appoints new trustee to fill vacancy
    03 September
    (DECKERVILLE) -- The Deckerville School Board Monday filled a vacancy on the board by appointing Jonathon Block to the open seat, vacated by Andrea Hudson. Block will serve until the term ends on December 31, 2016. He will also serve on the Finance Committee. In…
  • Overturned tanker on M-136 closes roadway
    03 September
    (CLYDE TOWNSHIP) -- A truck hauling liquid tar and stones overturned on M-136 in St. Clair County's Clyde Township Thursday morning, closing the roadway to traffic at Wildcat and Glyshaw Roads. Sheriff Tim Donnellon says the crash took place a half mile west of Wildcat…
  • Port Huron Northern close to reaching goal for new gym floor
    03 September
    (PORT HURON) -- A high school that's been raising money to replace the gym floor is selling ads that would be displayed on the floor. Reports say Port Huron Northern High School has $75,000 committed toward its $120,000 goal and has corporate sponsorships lined up…
  • Smoke evacuates Sanilac County Courthouse on Wednesday
    03 September
    (SANDUSKY) -- The Sanilac County Courthouse was evacuated for about an hour Wednesday afternoon after an air conditioner in District Court malfunctioned and filled the room with smoke. Sandusky Fire Chief Todd Hillman says his department was dispatched shortly after 2 p.m. with assistance from…
  • Dennis Hale, 1966 Great Lakes shipwreck survivor, dies at 75
    03 September
    (AREA) -- The lone survivor of a 1966 Great Lakes shipwreck has died of cancer. Dennis Hale was 75. Barb Hale says that her husband died Wednesday in Ashtabula, Ohio. She says he was an "inspiration to many." In November 1966, Hale was among 29…
  • Police seeking tips in hit and run fatal that claimed the life of a homeless woman
    02 September
    (PORT HURON) -- The Port Huron Police Department is investigating a hit and run crash that killed a 79-year old woman early Wednesday in the 1000 block of Oak Street in Port Huron. Officers were sent to the scene just before 6:30 a.m. to find…
  • DNR, DTE Energy Foundation award nearly $160,000 in tree-planting grants
    02 September
    (AREA) -- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the DTE Energy Foundation recently announced the award of grants totaling $159,825 to 41 communities in Michigan for local tree-planting projects. Grants awarded under this program will be used to help purchase approximately 2,000 trees of…
  • Major drug bust in Port Huron nets over $37,000 in illegal drugs
    02 September
    (PORT HURON) -- The St. Clair County Drug Task Force made a major bust Monday night in the city of Port Huron, seizing $27,500 worth of heroin, $7,500 worth of cocaine, $2,500 worth of meth, $400 each in pills and marijuana, $4,000 in cash, and…
  • 9-foot polar bear is back on campus after a summer makeover
    02 September
    (AREA) -- The bear is back. A 9-foot stuffed polar bear returned to Michigan State University on Tuesday after spending the summer with a taxidermist. It was the first time the bear had been away from the lobby of the Natural Resources Building since 1966.…
  • UPDATED: Sandusky woman escapes serious injury after being struck by car Monday
    01 September
    (SANDUSKY) -- A 23-year old Sandusky woman escaped serious injury after being struck by a vehicle Monday afternoon along E. Sanilac Avenue in Sandusky. Police Chief Brett Lester says the incident took place at Noon when 23-year old Jessica Ulfig turned west from Roberts Street…
  • Port Huron hospital sale brings name change, improvements
    01 September
    (PORT HURON) -- A Port Huron hospital is getting a new name and facility upgrades as part of a sale. St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron is expected on Tuesday to become the Lake Huron Medical Center. That follows Monday's announcement that Prime Healthcare Services had…
  • Michigan House panel mulls 2 lawmakers' fitness for office
    01 September
    (AREA) -- A Michigan legislative committee has held the first of several disciplinary hearings for two lawmakers who are accused of misusing public resources to hide an extramarital affair. The special six-member panel convened briefly for the first time Tuesday at the Capitol to adopt…
  • St. Clair County Sheriff's Office remembers fallen officer
    01 September
    (ST. CLAIR COUNTY) -- The St. Clair County Sheriff's Department remembered Lt. Don Bezenah on the 25th anniversary of his death, Monday, August 31. That day in 1990, Lt. Bezenah, commander of the county's Marine Division, was on patrol on Lake St. Clair. A request…
  • AAA Michigan projects 1.2M to travel over Labor Day weekend
    01 September
    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - AAA Michigan projects roughly 1.2 million Michigan residents will travel away from home this Labor Day weekend, the most since 2008. The Dearborn-based auto club said Monday that its projections for people who will travel 50 miles or more from home…
  • Woman suspected of drunk driving following Tuscola County crash
    31 August
    (REESE) -- Tuscola County Sheriff's deputies say alcohol appears to have been a factor in a single-vehicle crash late Friday along M-81 in the village of Reese. An investigation showed that a 24-year old Bay City woman was traveling east on M-81 around 10:50 p.m.…
  • 13th Annual Precious Baby Contest Winners
    31 August
    (AREA) -- Robbie Heberling, son of Robert and Rebecca Heberling of Carsonville was the winner of the 13th annual Precious Baby Contest at the Sanilac County 4-H Fair last week. The first place prize was $100. Second place and $75 was awarded to Emmett Scarbrough,…
  • Sanilac County Dry Bean Tour and Picnic set for Wednesday, Sept. 2
    31 August
    (SANDUSKY) -- The annual Sanilac County Dry Bean Tour and Picnic will be held Wednesday, September 2. The tour of the dry bean variety trial will start at 6 p.m. at the Aldrich Farm, located on M-19 and 2.5 miles south of Sandusky. The picnic…
  • Michigan lawmakers engaged in dishonest cover-up
    31 August
    (AREA) -- An investigation of Michigan lawmakers who had an extramarital affair alleges numerous instances of deceptive and "outright dishonest" conduct to cover it up. The House Business Office report accuses Republican Representatives Todd Courser of Lapeer and Cindy Gamrat of Plainwell of lying to…
  • ATTENTION FARMERS: Corn and Soybean Tour and meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 1
    31 August
    (DECKERVILLE) -- The annual Sanilac County Corn and Soybean Tour is set for Tuesday, September 1. The event is being held in conjunction with a Michigan Corn's "Between the Rows" meeting. The tour begins at 4:50 p.m. and the dinner and meeting begins at 6:30…
  • Deputies jump into action to help out resident in need
    31 August
    (FOSTORIA) -- The Lapeer County Sheriff's Mounted Division went above and beyond the call of duty over the weekend and helped out a deserving resident. Deputies were informed by a concerned citizen that an elderly resident in Fostoria was struggling to keep her farm in…
  • Harsens Island museum gets old anchor from sunken ship
    31 August
    (HARSENS ISLAND) -- The propeller and anchor of a ship that sank in 1903 are now on display at a museum on Harsens Island. The parts from the steamer John N. Glidden have a new home in the collection of the Harsens Island and St.…
  • M-19 water main installation at Sanilac/St. Clair County line starts Aug. 31
    28 August
    (AREA) -- Beginning Monday, August 31, M-19 will have a temporary traffic signal in place at Fischer Road as crews install a water main. The intersection is on the Sanilac and St. Clair County line. The project is being done by the Karegondi Water Authority…
  • Yale woman sentenced to life in prison for murder to be sentenced again
    28 August
    (YALE) -- The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled last week that juveniles convicted of murder would have their fate decided by a jury rather than a judge. The 2-1 ruling applies only to cases involving juveniles facing life in prison without parole. The court says…
  • Jobless rates rise in 13 of 17 major Michigan labor markets
    28 August
    (AREA) -- Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates have gone up slightly in 13 of Michigan's 17 major labor market areas. The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget said Thursday that unemployment rates rose 0.5 percentage points or fewer from June to July in the 13…
  • Heroin seized from Port Huron home during raid
    27 August
    (PORT HURON) -- Three people were arrested in Port Huron Tuesday night following a drug raid in the 1000 block of Lapeer Avenue. St. Clair County Drug Task Force officers seized $200 worth of heroin, a large amount of cash, cell phones and drug paraphernalia.…
  • Sheriff Tim Donnellon hosts MSA District 5 Meeting
    27 August
    (AREA) -- St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon hosted the annual Michigan Sheriff's Association District 5 Sheriff's meeting on Monday, updating everyone on new legislation, grants, training, and other matters pertaining to running a sheriff's office. Also in attendance were St. Clair County Undersheriff Tom…
  • Lapeer Co. Sheriff's Deputy promoted to Corporal
    27 August
    (LAPEER COUNTY) -- Lapeer County Sheriff's Deputy Dana Beebe was recently promoted to the rank of Corporal. Sheriff Ron Kalanquin says Corporal Beebe has been with the department for over 5-years and during her time, demonstrated her ability to teach and lead other deputies. Cpl.…
  • Port Huron man charged with murder set to go to trial
    26 August
    (PORT HURON) -- A trial date has been set for the Port Huron man charged with killing his girlfriend. 41-year old Aaron Lemont Swift has been charged with open murder for the death of Regina Reyna. The 45-year old woman was found dead in her…
  • Court strikes lawsuit over alleged abuse of young prisoners
    26 August
    (AREA) -- The Michigan appeals court has ruled in favor of the state and dismissed a major class-action lawsuit by young prisoners who said guards failed to stop sexual assaults behind bars. The court says Michigan's civil rights law doesn't apply to lawsuits by prisoners.…

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