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  • SUSPECT IN CHERNOW HOMICIDE FOUND DECEASED
    17 October
    (SANILAC COUNTY) -- Sheriff's investigators say the primary suspect in connection to the homicide of 35-year old McGregor resident Billy Chernow Jr. was found dead inside his home from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Authorities found the 40-year-old Deckerville man with the…
  • More small businesses eligible for flooding help
    17 October
    (AREA) -- Small businesses in more Michigan counties are eligible for low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration following flooding in August. Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties were hit hard by the flooding. Officials announced this week that small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and…
  • Thousands of honeybees swarm students amid lesson
    17 October
    (LAPEER) -- A group of Michigan students had a close encounter with thousands of honeybees as part of a lesson about the insects. The seventh-grade students are part of the Outdoor Club at Rolland-Warner Middle School in Lapeer. Science teacher Chris Prill led students Thursday…
  • Two heroin distribution felony arrests in Huron County
    17 October
    (HURON COUNTY) -- A nearly 7-week investigation into illegal drug activity by the Huron County Sheriff's Department and Bad Axe Police resulted in the arrested of two men Wednesday afternoon at an agricultural commodity storage yard on McDonald Road in Sigel Township. 22-year old Nickolas…
  • Yale High School coach arrested for child sexual abuse activity
    17 October
    (ST. CLAIR COUNTY) -- A 53-year old assistant volleyball coach at Yale High School has been arrested on charges of child sexually abusive activity, a 20-year felony, and using a computer to commit a crime, which carries a maximum penalty of 15-years in prison. The…
  • Ex-nursing home manager accused of embezzlement
    17 October
    (AREA) -- The former business manager at a nursing home in Oakland County is accused of stealing $460,000 from residents. The state attorney general's office says it filed embezzlement charges against Tina Binkley. She was fired more than a year ago at Boulevard Health Center…
  • Marlette High School Quiz Bowl team featured on PBS
    16 October
    (MARLETTE) -- Marlette High School's Quiz Bowl team was victorious at Central Michigan University's "Quiz Central" television show tapings on Wednesday with wins over Shephard-190-130 and Boyne City-210-170. With the back-to-back wins, Marlette has now qualified for the Blue Division Championship on February 18 at…
  • Marlette Schools to receive check from America's Farmers Grow Rural Education
    16 October
    (MARLETTE) -- A check presentation is planned for Tuesday, October 21 at Marlette Community Schools to celebrate a $25,000 grant awarded through America's Farmers Grow Rural Education and sponsored by Monsanto Fund. Local farmers are given the opportunity to nominate a public school district in…
  • Smoke Detector giveaway in Port Huron
    16 October
    (PORT HURON) -- The Port Huron Department of Public Safety-Fire Division recently participated in a smoke detector collection program sponsored by the Detroit Red Wings and Comerica Cares. Every dollar that was donated was matched by Red Wings Team Captain Henrik Zetterberg. Multiple fire departments…
  • McKenzie Health System Flu Clinic
    16 October
    (SANDUSKY) -- McKenzie Health System will offer a Flu Clinic for area residents on Wednesday, October 29 from 9:30 a.m.-Noon and 3 p.m.-6 p.m. at Sanilac Pharmacy in Sandusky. Flu activity most commonly begins in late fall and peaks in the U.S. in January or…
  • Carsonville-Port Sanilac Schools hire Superintendent
    16 October
    (CARSONVILLE-PORT SANILAC) -- The Carsonville-Port Sanilac School board met last Thursday and unanimously appointed Julie Western as Superintendent effective January 1. Western serves as Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Croswell-Lexington Schools. In July, she was hired to fill the Superintendent position at Cros-Lex following…
  • Marlette man killed in vehicle crash
    16 October
    (LAPEER COUNTY) -- A 33-year old Marlette man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday evening on Clifford Road east of Lake Pleasant Road in Lapeer County's Burlington Township. Sheriff's deputies say the incident took place just before 7 p.m. when a Ford Expedition driven…
  • Nathan Bower Act signed into law by Governor Snyder
    15 October
    (AREA) -- Governor Rick Snyder signed into law the Nathan Bower Act Tuesday, which would have been Nathan's 25th birthday. The legislation provides for increased focus on bike and motorcycle awareness in driver education classes. Melvin resident Lisa Cook-Gordon suggested the bill idea to State…
  • Details released on fire at Nicol Motor Sales in Marlette
    15 October
    (MARLETTE) -- Firefighters from 9 area departments battled a blaze that destroyed the Nicol Motor Sales building in Marlette Tuesday afternoon. Marlette Fire Chief Dan Korte says the fire which was ruled accidental, broke out as an employee was changing a fuel pump in the…
  • Home being dedicated for soldier who lost 4 limbs
    15 October
    (MANCHESTER, MAINE) -- A soldier who lost parts of all four limbs when an improvised explosive device detonated under him in Afghanistan is moving into a Maine home that's adapted to his needs. A foundation set up by Hollywood actor Gary Sinese is welcoming retired…
  • Judge sends dismemberment case to district court
    15 October
    (AREA) -- A judge has ruled that a suburban Detroit woman charged with killing and dismembering her son be allowed to have a probable-cause hearing. Donna Scrivo's lawyer asked Macomb County Circuit Judge Richard Caretti to send the case back to district court. Caretti granted…
  • McGregor man's death ruled a homicide
    15 October
    (SANILAC COUNTY) -- Authorities say that the autopsy results confirmed that the death of 35-year old Billy Chernow Jr. of McGregor was a homicide caused by a gunshot wound to the head. Sanilac County Sheriff Garry Biniecki says deputies responded to the 2000 block of…
  • Thieves strike Capac Pharmacy for a second time
    15 October
    (CAPAC) -- For the second time in less than a month, thieves broke into the Capac Pharmacy, located at 136 North Main Street in Capac. St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon says the alarm was set off just before 3 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities say the…
  • Lapeer County Judge due back in court
    14 October
    (LAPEER) -- A preliminary exam that started last month for Lapeer County Circuit Court Judge Byron Konchuh is expected to wrap up Wednesday morning. Judge Konchuh has been charged with five counts of embezzlement by a public official over $50, which carries a penalty of…
  • Jennifer Emerick voluntarily terminates parental rights to daughter
    14 October
    (BAD AXE) -- A Huron County woman acquitted in her son's death has voluntarily terminated her parental rights for her 7-year old daughter. 31-year old Jennifer Emerick of Filion appeared in court last week. Prosecutors sought to terminate her parental rights after her 23-month old…
  • Governor Snyder signs laws to go after drugged driving
    14 October
    (AREA) -- Governor Rick Snyder has signed laws to target drivers under the influence of drugs after two young Avoca men were killed in a head-on collision by a repeat drugged driver. The legislation signed Tuesday allows police to conduct a preliminary roadside analysis for…
  • St. Clair County Prepares Wetland Preserve
    14 October
    (FORT GRATIOT) -- St. Clair County is planning a wetland preserve on 75 acres of land following a nearly $700,000 restoration effort. The Veterans Memorial Wetland Preserve in Fort Gratiot will provide flood relief to the area while offering the public new parkland. An area…
  • Hunting forecast: Tough winter took toll on deer
    13 October
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Deer hunters venturing into woods and fields for next month's start of firearms season should encounter conditions similar to those of a year ago, when harsh winter weather took a toll. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says in its annual…
  • Miss Sanilac County & Miss Sanilac County Outstanding Teen Crowned
    13 October
    (AREA) -- The new Miss Sanilac County has been crowned. Carleigh Rowley of Auburn took top honors in the pageant Sunday at the Firebird Theatre in Sandusky. The first runner up was Jaeleen Davis of Burt, 2nd runner up was Kaitlyn Krizanic of Birmingham, 3rd…
  • Authorities: Man dies after off-road vehicle crash
    13 October
    (MARATHON TOWNSHIP) -- Authorities say a 56-year-old man has died following an off-road vehicle crash in Lapeer County. The sheriff's department says Kelvin Retherford of Otter Lake lost control of the vehicle around 8 p.m. Saturday. The department says the ORV hit some brush and…
  • Woman in critical condition after stepping in front of semi
    13 October
    (CASCO TOWNSHIP) -- A Chesterfield Township woman is in critical condition after stepping in front of a semi-truck. The incident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. Monday morning. The 48 year old woman was on westbound I-94 near Church Road when she stepped out of her…
  • Huron County authorities respond to sailboat that ran aground Saturday
    13 October
    (HURON COUNTY) -- Huron County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call for help from a sailboat that had run aground Saturday afternoon around 1:15 p.m. near the Port Austin Reef Lighthouse area in Point Aux Barques Township. Sheriff Kelly Hanson says a man from St.…
  • Charges filed in boat crash that killed two
    13 October
    (HARSENS ISLAND) -- Authorities have filed charges in a boat crash that killed two people near Harsens Island. Brandon Verfaillie is facing two counts of being drunk and causing death while operating a boat. St. Clair County Prosecutor Mike Wendling says Verfaillie was operating a…
  • Deckerville family loses home to fire
    13 October
    (DECKERVILLE) -- A two-alarm fire early Sunday morning destroyed the home of a Deckerville family. Firefighters from Deckerville and Sandusky were sent to the residence at 3591 Main Street just before 12:30 a.m. The home is owned by Ed and Misty Oldenburg. Deckerville Fire Chief…
  • Death of McGregor man under investigation
    13 October
    (MCGREGOR) -- The Sanilac County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 35-year-old McGregor man. Central Dispatch received a call at 1:30 p.m. Sunday after the victim, Billy Chernow Jr., was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound to the head inside his residence…

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