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  • Sanilac County Sheriff's Department Labor Day Weekend Statistics
    02 September
    (AREA) -- Sanilac County Sheriff's deputies had a busy holiday weekend. According to Sheriff Garry Biniecki, Sanilac Central Dispatch received 399 call for service. Deputies responded to 241 of those calls and arrested six people over the weekend. The arrests ranged from warrant pick-ups to…
  • Man found badly burned in Tuscola County; authorities believe case to be arson
    02 September
    (ARBELA TOWNSHIP) -- Tuscola County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a possible arson that was reported Friday afternoon after a badly burned man was found walking up to a home on Barnes Road in Arbela Township. Deputies report that the 33-year old man was living at…
  • Witnesses testify in fatal dog attack hearing
    02 September
    (LAPEER) -- A witness has told a judge during a hearing for the owners of two dogs that fatally mauled a jogger that he had to fire shots at the animals to make them flee. Edward Elmer testified Friday in Lapeer District Court that he…
  • Whoa, judge: Court scratches verdict in horse case
    02 September
    (PORT AUSTIN) -- The Michigan appeals court has thrown out a $15,000 verdict in a Huron County case that raised questions about why a horse suddenly galloped and threw the rider. A judge had ruled that the niece of the owner of Knoblock Stables increased…
  • Deputies investigate stabbing incident in Sanilac Township
    02 September
    (SANILAC TOWNSHIP) -- The Sanilac County Sheriff's Office is investigating a stabbing that occurred early Saturday morning in the 7000 block of Lake Haven Court in Sanilac Township. Deputies say a 44-year old Applegate man and a 22-year old Carsonville man were at a bon…
  • Teen crashes car Sunday evening in Sanilac County
    02 September
    (SANILAC COUNTY) -- A 14-year old Speaker Township boy received minor injuries in a car crash Sunday evening after he took the vehicle from his residence just before 8 p.m. Sanilac County Sheriff's deputies say the teen was heading east on Fremont Road near the…
  • Croswell man killed in collision with semi truck
    29 August
    (CROSWELL) -- Croswell Police are investigating a fatal crash that took place Thursday evening at the intersection of Seltzer Road and Melvin Street in the City of Croswell. 83-year old Croswell resident Arnold Kettlewell was a passenger in a van that was involved in a…
  • Drugs seized in raid on Harsens Island
    29 August
    (HARSENS ISLAND) -- St. Clair County Drug Task Force officers arrested a 44-year old Harsens Island woman following a lengthy investigation into the sales of analog pills in the Clay Township area. A search of the woman's residence in the 200 block of Poplar Street…
  • Officer shot in hand released from hospital; juvenile suspect dies
    29 August
    (HAMPTON TOWNSHIP) -- Authorities say a 16-year-old prisoner has died after shooting himself following a struggle with a Sebewaing Police officer, who was wounded outside a Bay County juvenile facility. Sheriff's Lt. Jim Chlebowski says Vincent Leo Derocco-Goulet died around 9 p.m. Thursday at a…
  • Roseville man airlifted from scene of crash in Huron County
    29 August
    (GRANT TOWNSHIP) -- A 78-year old Roseville man was seriously injured in a two-car crash Thursday morning at the intersection of Gagetown and McAlpin Roads in Huron County's Grant Township. Sheriff Kelly Hanson says an investigation revealed that a vehicle driven by the Roseville man,…
  • Crop farming update from USDA National Ag Statistics Service-Great Lakes Regional Office
    29 August
    (AREA) -- Despite a brutal winter, a long, wet spring and a cool summer, Michigan's big-acreage field crops are on pace for better overall production than last year. A summary of the statewide crop production report recently released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service's…
  • Judge to hear more evidence in fatal dog attack
    29 August
    (LAPEER) -- A judge is hearing more testimony in the case against a couple charged with murder after their two dogs fatally mauled a jogger. Lapeer District Judge Laura Barnard must decide whether there's probable cause to send Sebastiano Quagliata and wife Valbona Lucaj to…
  • Sebewaing Officer shot in hand on transport
    28 August
    (HAMPTON TOWNSHIP) -- Reports say a Sebewaing police officer was shot this (Thursday) afternoon in Bay County. The officer was transporting a juvenile to the Bay County Juvenile Home on W. Hampton Road in the city of Essexville when the juvenile allegedly got a hold…
  • Sanilac County Beaches test safe for swimming this Labor Day Holiday Weekend!
    28 August
    (AREA) -- The Sanilac County Health Department reports that all beaches in the county have tested safe for swimming. Beaches tested include the Forester and Lexington County Parks and the Port Sanilac, Lexington and Forestville Village Parks.
  • DNR fishing report
    28 August
    (AREA) -- The DNR has released this week's fishing report for the Thumb. Those trolling waters in Lexington and Port Sanilac caught steelhead, lake trout, and pink salmon. Pier fishing was slow with a few small pike caught in Lexington. In Harbor Beach, salmon and…
  • AAA projects Labor Day travel to increase nearly 1 percent in Michigan
    28 August
    (AREA) -- AAA Travel projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013. Nearly 86 percent of travelers will celebrate the…
  • Representative Brown Announces Grant for Vassar Road Projects
    28 August
    (PIGEON) -- State Representative Terry Brown of Pigeon says a grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will be used for road projects in the city of Vassar. The $35,125 grant is part of a package of grants totaling $2.5 million, which will pay…
  • Sanilac County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Kravitsky recognized by M.A.D.D
    28 August
    (AREA) -- Sanilac County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Kravitsky was recently presented the 2013 M.A.D.D. Outstanding Deputy Michigan Lifesavers Award during a luncheon August 12. The Lifesavers Award Luncheon highlights individuals who embrace the Mothers Against Drunk Driving mission to eliminate drunk driving, support victims of…
  • Homeless man's death ruled suspicious
    28 August
    (PORT HURON TOWNSHIP) -- The death of a homeless man found behind the Kroger store on 24th Street in Port Huron Township has been ruled suspicious. According to St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon, 53-year old Delmas Hunley was found by a citizen behind the…
  • Second woman dies after parade vehicle crash in Lapeer County
    28 August
    (LAPEER TOWNSHIP) -- Authorities say a second woman has died following a rural Michigan crash in which a car struck a parade vehicle. Lapeer County sheriff's officials said Wednesday that 76-year-old Janet Lough of Lapeer died the day before at a hospital. Lough was among…
  • Tuscola County teen says abduction story wasn't true
    28 August
    (TUSCOLA COUNTY) -- Officials and family members are breathing a sigh of relief after reports from Michigan State Police indicate that a 13-year old Tuscola County youth, who reported an attempted abduction on August 8, now has come forward to Caro State Police Detectives and…
  • Authorities investigate Treeside Market burglary
    28 August
    (COLUMBUS TOWNSHIP) -- St. Clair County Sheriff's deputies are seeking the public's help in solving a store burglary. Sheriff Tim Donnellon says the Treeside Market, located at 8792 Gratiot Avenue in Columbus Township, was broken into around 5 a.m. on Wednesday, August 20. Cigarettes and…
  • Two killed in Tuscola County collision
    28 August
    (TUSCOLA COUNTY) -- Tuscola County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal traffic accident that happened Monday evening at the intersection of Hurds Corner and Shay Lake Roads in Dayton Township. Sheriff's officials now say that both of the drivers were killed in the crash, which…
  • Forester Park Playground Structure Dedication Friday, August 29
    28 August
    (FORESTER) -- The public is invited to the dedication of the new playground structure at Sanilac County's Forester Park Friday, August 29 at 3 p.m. The $44,250 project was funded through a $19,000 Michigan Natural Resources Land Trust grant. The balance was provided by revenues…
  • Two injured in Lapeer County crash remain hospitalized
    28 August
    (LAPEER COUNTY) -- Two women remain hospitalized with critical injuries following a weekend crash in Lapeer County, in which a car struck a parade vehicle and an 80-year old woman died. Lapeer County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Jason Parks says that 73-year old Grace Butterfield of…
  • Sanilac County 4-H Fair Precious Baby contest winners
    28 August
    (AREA) -- The winners of Sanilac County's 12th Annual Precious Baby Contest have been announced. The first place winner and $100 went to Ryker Grabitz, son of Nick & Lacey Grabitz of Marlette. Second place and $75 was awarded to Ember Lewis, daughter of Scott…
  • Woman killed after hitting parade vehicle; 10 other people injured
    28 August
    (LAPEER TOWNSHIP) -- Authorities say a car has struck a parade vehicle in Lapeer County killing an 80-year-old woman and injuring 10 other people. Detective Sgt. Jason Parks says Jeanette Rumptz died at the scene Saturday morning in Lapeer Township after she turned her car…
  • Lapeer man arrested for breaking and entering in Tuscola County
    22 August
    (TUSCOLA COUNTY) -- A 28-year old Lapeer man has been arrested and charged in connection to a larceny that took place at a residence in Tuscola County August 7 on Millington Road. Authorities tracked the suspect, Jacob Wald, to a residence in Caseville where he…
  • Michigan's unemployment rate up 0.7 points in July
    22 August
    (AREA) -- Michigan authorities say the state's unemployment rate rose 0.7 percentage points in the latest month, calling it a reflection of normal seasonal changes in the job market. The state Department of Technology, Management and Budget said Thursday that the state's seasonally unadjusted joblessness…
  • AT&T gives $1,000 to Lapeer County United Way
    22 August
    (LAPEER) -- AT&T has donated $1,000 to the United Way of Lapeer County. A check presentation is planned for Friday morning with county officials and State Senator Mike Green of Mayville on hand. The United Way of Lapeer County will use the contribution to support…

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