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Man Charged After Leading Mt. Pleasant Police on Chase

A man has been officially charged after being accused of leading Mount Pleasant police on a car chase which later became a foot chase last week. Dean Dimambro is accused of undressing in the Mount Pleasant Meijer parking lot Friday. When police showed up, they say he took off. He eventually crashed

9&10 NEWS - 2017-09-19 20:45:51

West Nile virus found in several counties

HILLSDALE - The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has notified the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency that a horse in St. Joseph County has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This is one of 13 horses that have tested positive for WNV so far in Michigan

HILLSDALE DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 01:00:00

Reed City Middle School project heads to ArtPrize competition

REED CITY-A Reed City Middle School art project is headed to ArtPrize in Grand Rapids this month to compete against other schools. "Cultural Diffusion" is a collaboration of Vicky Krantz's art class and Sarah Morlock's World Cultures class. Students each designed a square, stained-glass mandala patt

CADILLAC NEWS - 2017-09-18 04:00:00

Fire destroys woodcarving gallery in Oceana County

Courtesy: Oceana County Press OCEANA COUNTY, Mich. - A woodcarving gallery in Grant Township was destroyed after a fire Monday morning. The Ellen St. James Woodcarving Gallery went up in flames during the early-morning inferno, which included an explosion. Also destroyed was a garage that contained

FOX17 - 2017-09-20 02:01:04

Clare County Man Facing Multiple Drug Charges

A Clare County man accused of selling drugs out of a home in Harrison now faces multiple charges. The sheriff's department says they pulled Nicholas Robedau over last Sunday night for having improper license plates. That's when deputies found information on illegal drugs being sold out of a home on

9&10 NEWS - 2017-09-18 12:02:55

Pair arrested after vehicle break down leads to meth lab

Two people were arrested after the vehicle they were traveling in broke down in Clare County, and officers responding to help found a meth lab inside. The Clare County Sheriff's Office reports the incident occurred about 9:51 p.m. Thursday at Athey and Townline Lake roads. A resident reported a man

MIDLAND DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-18 18:49:56

Kent Co. Woman Dies, Sons Critically Injured After Man Runs Stop Sign

A west Michigan man is in jail following a deadly crash that killed a woman and injured her 5-year-old twin boys. The sheriff's department says Meranda Baguss, of Sand Lake, was killed Friday when the driver of a pickup truck blew through a stop sign and hit her vehicle at a rural intersection in Co

9&10 NEWS - 2017-09-18 19:48:56

Solar energy corporation eyeing land in Isabella County

As one clean energy supplier works toward establishing wind turbines in Isabella County, another is planning solar farms. Cypress Creek Renewables, with locations in Arizona, California and North Carolina, and field offices in Missouri, New York and Oregon, has one project near Weidman, spokesman Je

MORNING SUN - 2017-09-18 04:00:00

IN BRIEF: Howard City Village Office to get new computer server

HOWARD CITY - This village's main office will be receiving a new computer server soon. The Howard City Village Council voted unanimously Monday evening to purchase a new server from Creekside Computer Services in Howard City. Council members Eleanor Marek and Bruce MacTavish were absent from the mee

DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Man dies after falling from watercraft in Lake Michigan

An ambulance transported Nathan Jon Marcus to Holland Hospital following the incident. He died later at the hospital, said Sgt. Cal Keuning of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office. Emergency crews responded to the park shortly after 3 p.m. when a witness reported a man facedown in the water about 150

GRAND HAVEN TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 22:23:00

W. MI Senate seats up for grabs in upcoming election

This June 17, 2015 photo shows the Michigan Capitol in Lansing, Mich. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Multiple seats will be up for grabs in the upcoming election, many of which are held by legislators in West Michigan districts. In the 29th District, covering Grand Rapids and the southeast part of K

WOOD - 2017-09-19 22:00:38

Hikers have a new Michigan favorite spot: Mount Arvon

Baraga County Convention & Visitors BureauThis sign identifies Michigan's highest point, Mount Arvon, which is located in Baraga County in the western Upper Peninsula. LANSING - You won't find Mount Arvon listed in many Michigan tour books, despite the peak's lofty status as the highest point in the

PETOSKEY NEWS-REVIEW - 2017-09-19 11:00:00

TOPS to meet on Wednesdays at BAC

BEAVERTON - Men, women and teens - do you need support, some guidance and encouragement to help you lose weight sensibly or to maintain your weight? TOPS - 'Take off Pounds Sensibly' is here to help. TOPS 1883 Beaverton meets every Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Beaverton Activity Center in the Ross Lak

GLADWIN COUNTY RECORD - 2017-09-20 10:00:00

Isabella commissioners approve sanitary code amendment

Isabella County commissioners on Tuesday approved a resolution to amend the Central Michigan District Health Department's sanitary code that will require inspections of septic tanks and water supplies before the sales of homes. A handful of residents including three realtors objected to the move - o

MORNING SUN - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Emergency crews respond to fire at Magnum Coffee

A report that came across the scanner said flames were visible on the roof. Firefighters from Crockery, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg responded to the business located along M-104 east of 130th Avenue. The three departments have an automatic response agreement in case of a structure fire. A Magnum offi

GRAND HAVEN TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 19:28:00

Local artists featured in ArtPrize

Beginning Wednesday, 175 venues throughout Grand Rapids will showcase more than 1,300 pieces of art in the ninth annual ArtPrize. Among them will be entries completed by local artists. The 2017 edition of ArtPrize runs Sept. 20 to Oct. 8. The public and a jury will vote on entries in each category:

GRAND HAVEN TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 19:00:00

Congressman acts against nuclear waste site

UPPER THUMB -- While the decision to put a nuclear waste repository 55 miles northeast of Huron County lingers, a U.S. congressman is taking action against the move. U.S. Rep. Paul Mitchell attached an amendment to a federal spending bill in opposition to a nuclear waste project on the shore of Lake

HURON DAILY TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 12:27:42

New Study Rekindles Push For New Soo Lock

Results from a new study are re-igniting the push for adding a new lock to the Soo Locks complex. The locks are critical, connecting Lake Superior to the lower Great Lakes. A Homeland Security study says an unplanned six-month closure of the aging Poe Lock would have a major impact on the U.S. steel

9&10 NEWS - 2017-09-19 05:40:55

James 'Jim' Penrice

He was born May 14, 1961, in Mundeline, Ill., to William and Nora (Devine) Penrice. On December 12, 1998, he married Gina Gullo in Spring Lake. Jim was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, where he worked as director of Faith Formation. Family was very important to Jim and his priority was spendi

GRAND HAVEN TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Guest Editorial: A sign of the times?

Politics can often produce strange bedfellows, as witnessed recently in a sign-swiping case in Spring Lake Township. The case also provides a clear example of why we need to differentiate between professional journalism and citizen (read: amateur) commentary. Signs touting Ferrysburg City Councilwom

HOLLAND SENTINEL - 2017-09-19 07:01:00