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Escaped inmate facing charges after extensive manhunt

WHITE CLOUD, Mich. - The Newaygo County inmatewho bolted from a hospital bed Tuesday, Aug. 14 will now face charges.

WZZM 13 - 2018-08-20 15:32:31

More charges filed against inmate who escaped

Davis, 32,took offfrom a Fremont hospital last week after being taken there for treatment of seizures. He outran the deputy guarding him and hospital security, then evaded searchers for about four hours.

WOOD - 2018-08-20 20:14:58

Victim's family starts petition to extend Anthony Blamer's sentence

MUSKEGON, Mich. -Anthony Blamer was found guilty of second-degree murderin July for the death of D'Anthony Keenan. Investigators found Keenan's body, without the head and hands on a two-track in the Manistee National Forest on Aug. 5, 2017.

WZZM 13 - 2018-08-20 21:12:57

Cadillac man takes plea in meth case, faces up to 40 years

CADILLAC — A 51-year-old Cadillac man has avoided a life sentence after he accepted a plea deal Monday in 28th Circuit Court to several drug-related charges involving methamphetamine.Ronald Joseph Manns pleaded guilty to maintaining a drug house, conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine, delivery of me

CADILLAC NEWS - 2018-08-21 04:00:00

Police looking for missing Sturgis area woman

According to our sister stationWOOD-TV, Gwenneth Elizabeth Detwiler, 19, was last seen between 9 and 10 a.m. Saturday.

WNDU - 2018-08-20 09:27:00

Baldwin football team starts pratices - Lake County Star

John is a sports reporter with the Lake County Star as well as the Pioneer and the Herald Review. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email atjraffel@pioneergroup.com.

PIONEERGROUP.COM - 2018-08-20 04:00:49

Cadillac man arrested for part in hit and run

At 1:53 a.m. Sunday officers from the Cadillac Police Department found a vehicle in the middle of the intersection of North Mitchell Street and East Harris Street. The vehicle had been struck by another vehicle, which had left the scene after the crash. The driver of the vehicle in the intersection,

CADILLAC NEWS - 2018-08-20 13:55:00

New rules ‘will cream bow hunters and anyone without land to plant food plots on’

CADILLAC — A state conservation group is offering mixed reviews of new deer hunting rules OK’d by Michigan’s Natural Resources Commission last week, and some hunters are expressing skepticism about their reach and effectiveness. The rule changes came in an attempt to slow the spread of chronic wasti


Today in history: Police looking for body of murder victim in Cadillac area

Aug. 20, 1918Mr. and Mrs. F.O. Gaffney have received word that their son, George, a former Cadillac boy, has been promoted first class seamanship and is now stationed on the submarine N-6 at New London, Connecticut. The N-6 was recently equipped with eight of the latest model torpedoes at Newport an

CADILLAC NEWS - 2018-08-20 04:00:00

Districts with recently passed bond proposals excited about the first day of school

Over the past few years, several school districts have had significant bond projects and as students and staff are preparing for the start of the new year, there could be some significant and noticeable changes from last June.For students in Cadillac, Lake City, Marion and Pine River construction ha

CADILLAC NEWS - 2018-08-20 04:00:00

Animal Aid Mutt March slated for Saturday

Animal Aid, founded in 1980, has helped homeless and abandoned dogs and cats in the region for 38 years. It is the oldest all-volunteer, nonprofit animal rescue group in Berrien County. Walkers and their pets are invited to dress in costume for the Mutt March, with judging taking place at noon at th

HERALD-PALLADIUM - 2018-08-20 10:00:00

Security upgrades at Fremont elementary schools

© Provided by TEGNA Inc.Upgrades to Daisy Brook ElementaryFREMONT, Mich. -- Parents of elementary students in Fremont can rest a little easier this school year when it comes to their child's safety.Crews have been working all summer long on secure entrances atDaisy BrookandPathfinder Elementary Scho

MSN.COM - 2018-08-20 10:26:19

Reed City working on vaping ordinance

REED CITY — Reed City's top official said a proposed ordinance should more clearly define how vaping can be regulated within the city.The question City Manager Ron Howell wants to answer is, what is and what is not vaping and if it can be treated like smoking."The original issue brought to us by the


Motorcyclist injured in Muskegon County crash, taken to hospital

A motorcyclist was injured in a crash Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, which occurred around 1:50 p.m. outside the Maple Island Grocery store, 3465 Maple Island Road. (Ben Solis | MLive.com)

MLIVE.COM - 2018-08-19 15:08:00

August is warm and dry so far, but rain is in forecast

August has been dryer and warmer than average so far in mid-Michigan and across much of the state, though rain is sprinkled through this week's forecast.For most of Michigan,this month has been two to three degrees warmerthan normal and for the most part, much dryer too, according to the National We

MORNING SUN - 2018-08-19 19:11:00

Grand Lake native nominated for Emmy Award

“From the minute I got here, I knew I was supposed to be here,”said Kalish, a 1996 graduate of Alpena High School who went on to study art design at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Wash.


Crash in SB US-131 construction zone stalls traffic

ALGOMA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Traffic on US-131 southbound is halted this morning as a crash within an existing construction zone has backed up traffic for miles.The Kent County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened around 5:20 a.m. between 12 Mile Road and 10 Mile Road in Algoma Township, west


Local testing likely just the start of information gathering about PFAS contaimination

CADILLAC — During the next several weeks, testing of local water supplies could help to show if the Cadillac area has any issues with a word on the lips of many concerned with clean, safe drinking water — PFAS.In April, it was announced that within the next year, several school buildings within Wexf


Don’t test the theory of whether pontoon boats can sink

I posed the question to Chris Shepler, captain of his family’s famed Mackinac Island Ferry service and presented him with a hypothetical nautical incident earlier this summer in Lake Michigan off Saugatuck. The skipper was too savvy, though, so he quickly asked, “Michael Patrick was this you we are


Bike Week rolls into the village

“Bike Week is exciting and everyone should be a part of it,” said Angela Stanford-Butler, the village's new Downtown Development Authority director. “It's meant to encourage everyone to get outside, be healthy and be happy — ride your bikes, walk, run and enjoy our multi-use bike paths and all of ou