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Police follow GPS signal to recover ORV reported stolen in Bay County

PORTSMOUTH TWP, MI – A Bridgeport man is facing a felony after police say a GPS device linked him to the theft of stolen vehicles. About 8 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, Bay County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported theft of a side-by-side off-road-vehicle from a construction site on M-15 near Ger


Police seek public’s help to find person approaching children at Saginaw bus stops

SAGINAW, MI — Detectives from the Saginaw Police Department hope someone can help identify the person reported to be approaching students at city bus stops. “We are following up on all possible leads at this point trying to find the identity of this person,” said Saginaw police Detective Sgt. Oscar


First blue ice of 2019 is stacking up in Michigan, but not where you’d expect

MUNISING, MI - Outdoor enthusiasts who love to seek out the seasonal changes that make Michigan so special have been fascinated in recent years by the appearance of blue ice. In 2016, it became a social media phenomenon when people shared pictures of it stacking up near the Mackinac Bridge. When it


Bay City financial adviser sent to prison for embezzling half-million from trust fund

BAY CITY, MI – A financial adviser who embezzled more than a half-million from a trust fund is heading to prison after a judge exceeded the recommended guidelines. Bay County Circuit Judge Harry P. Gill on Monday, Jan. 14, sentenced David J. Homan, 68, to two to 15 years in prison. The judge gave Ho


Bay County Sheriff's Deputy assaulted by suspect

BAY CITY, Mich - A Bay County Sheriff's Deputy was hospitalized with a broken tibia and severely fractured knee. Bay County Sheriff Troy Cunningham reports Deputy Dittenber and a 15-year-old boy arrived at the juvenile detention center on Friday January 11 when the teen became combative with detenti


Increased norovirus activity reported in Bay County

BAY COUNTY, Mich. -- The Bay County Health Department is reporting increased norovirus activity, according to a news release. They recommend that residents take the following precautions to stay healthy:


Man gets prison time for drunken St. Patrick’s Day crash that killed motorist

BAY CITY, MI – Drinking and driving in the early morning of St. Patrick’s Day, only to crash and kill a man on Interstate 75, has earned a Saginaw man prison time. Bay County Circuit Judge Harry P. Gill on Monday, Jan. 14, sentenced Jared W. Martlock, 26, to 29 months — or 2.4 years — to 15 years in


Pajama Game to go on as scheduled

BAY CITY (WJRT) - (01/16/19) - Despite Mother Nature, the 6th Annual Pajama Game at Handy Middle School in Bay City will go on as schedule tonight. Icy roads for the district to close for the day, but the game will go on as scheduled.


Car full of teens crashed into truck, then opened fire on passenger

[Ed. – Something tells us that stricter gun control laws would not have prevented this crime.]. A man testified in a Saginaw [Mich.] courtroom Thursday that as he drove to work early one morning on Saginaw’s West Side, he collided with a car that had run a red light. When the car took off, the man s


Bay County Treasurer Planning Retirement

The search is on for a new Bay County Treasurer as Richard Brzezinski is preparing to retire effective February First. Brzezinski has had a 24 year career with the County, including 14 as Treasurer. His duties include accounting for and investing County revenue and handling delinquent tax collection


Bay County deputy injured in scuffle

A Bay County Sheriff’s Deputy suffered a fractured tibia and knee after a scuffle with a teenager at the Bay County Juvenile Detention Center. Sheriff Troy Cunningham said Deputy Dittenber transported a 15-year-old male to the center on Jan. 11 at around 7:30 p.m.


Flint, Saginaw make top 10 list of worst places to raise a family in Michigan

FLINT, Mich. -- Flint has made the top 10 list of the worst places to raise a family in Michigan, according to a report from WalletHub. They came in at number six. Twenty-one key metrics were used to generate the data, including median family income, school-system quality and housing affordability.


See mid-Michigan school closings for Wednesday, Jan. 16

Officials at several mid-Michigan schools districts have already made the decision to keep their doors closed on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Bay City, Essexville-Hampton, Bangor Township, Cass City and North Huron schools are among the districts closed due to icy road conditions being created by freezing dr


Michigan's medical marijuana shortage: state lets dispensaries sell untested pot

DETROIT (FOX 2) - Michigan's crackdown on unlicensed medical marijuana shops has had a domino effect on the licenses businesses and has not cut off access for many patients. Now the state is making some allowances - but there's a caveat.


Mid-Michigan entertainment weekend Jan. 18-20 and beyond

Cocktails & Canvas: Arctic Night, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Creative 360, 1517 Bayliss St., Midland, $40, 989-837-1885, bit.ly/2GPNgeb. After Hours: Open studio, 5-8 p.m. Jan. 18, Art Reach of Mid Michigan, 111 E. Broadway in Mt. Pleasant, 989-773-3689, artreachcenter.org.


‘One of the most dangerous men in Saginaw’ to spend life in prison for murder

SAGINAW, MI – Described by prosecutors as “one of the most dangerous men in Saginaw,” Troy L. McClain Jr. will now spend the rest of his life behind bars for orchestrating the fatal shooting of a man outside a liquor store.


Mom of Army vet killed in crash urges people not to drink and drive

BAY CITY, MI – A Tennessee man is heading to prison for then drunken crash that killed a U.S. Army veteran and mother of two, who had recently relocated to Bay County from Tennessee.


Teacher sentenced to jail time, probation following assault conviction

SAGINAW (WJRT) (01/16/19) – A mid-Michigan school teacher will serve jail time after being sentenced earlier this year in Saginaw County District Court. Stephen Matthew Poindexter was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail and two years probation for aggravated assault domestic violence.


Icy Michigan roads blamed in fatal crash

CHELSEA, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say icy Michigan roads were a factor in at least one fatal crash as freezing rain brought hazardous driving conditions. Chelsea Fire Department Capt. Chris Smyth tells our media partners at MLive that a man died after crashing into a jackknifed semi on Interstate 94


Arrested juvenile breaks deputy’s leg in scuffle

HAMPTON TWP, MI – A Bay County Sheriff’s deputy is recovering from a broken leg he suffered in a fight with an unruly teen. The evening of Friday, Jan. 11, Deputy Michael Dittenber responded to a domestic violence complaint and ended up arresting a 15-year-old male, said Sheriff Troy R. Cunningham.