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Pharmacist who wouldn't fill miscarriage drug is out
PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan pharmacist accused of refusing to fill a prescription to help a woman complete a miscarriage no longer works for the Meijer retail chain. Meijer spokeswoman Christina Fecher says the pharmacist last worked in July. She didn't say whether he was fired from the Petosk
Dozens of Michigan sheriffs and prosecutors against marijuana proposal
MACKINAC COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- Dozens of Michigan sheriffs and prosecutors have come together, urging people to vote "no" on a November ballot proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan.
Michigan woman claims pharmacist denied her medication for miscarriage because of his religious beliefs
Peterson said a pharmacist at a Petoskey, Mich., location in July declined to fill her prescription for misoprostol because of his Catholic faith. When she told him she needed it to help with her miscarriage, the pharmacist allegedly said he didn’t believe her.
Coast Guard planning a No-Anchor Zone in Straits of Mackinac
MACKINAW CITY, Mich.- Federal authorities will soon enact a no-anchor zone in the Straits of Mackinac. Officials hope it will help in preventing further anchor strikes on lake-bottom utility lines. The restriction zone barring anchoring and loitering by certain boats in the Straits spans about 40 mi
Petoskey man accused of exposing himself to woman outside Wal-Mart
EMMET COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A Petoskey area man was arrested after a woman claimed he exposed himself to her outside Wal-Mart.
Woman: Meijer pharmacist refused to give miscarriage drug
A Sept. 16, 2008 file photo of a Meijer store in Michigan.(AP Photo/The Saginaw News, Jeff Schrier)
WATCH: Pharmacist Denies Miscarriage Prescription
"He told her in good conscience that he couldn't fill her prescription because he's a good Catholic male and then accused her of trying to end her pregnancy," said Merissa Kovach, a policy strategist with the ACLU .
UPS hiring 40,000 in nationwide one-day hiring blitz
UPS WASHINGTON - UPS is hiring 40,000 seasonal employees Friday during a one-day hiring blitz. The delivery company is hoping to add the seasonal workers to support its annual holiday busy season. "UPS Brown Friday," as the hiring event is known, will involve 170 hiring fairs across the country with
Coats sentenced up to 20 years on drug charges
Joshua Steven Coats of Harrison, arrested on multiple drug charges in a Hamilton Township traffic stop on Rogers Road and M-61 June 1st, has been sentenced
Gaylord man arrested on arson charge
OTSEGO COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A Gaylord man is accused of intentionally setting a house fire back in April.
Michigan pharmacist who allegedly denied woman medication for miscarriage no longer works for company
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan filed a complaint after Rachel Peterson, 35, said a Meijer pharmacistrefused to give her a prescriptionprescribed by her doctor because of her religious beliefs in July. The medication, misoprostol, was to help with a miscarriage she was experien
Christian pharmacist refused to fill prescription for woman who was having a miscarriage: lawsuit
Weeks later, after the second fetus died, she was advised to take the drug misoprostol, which can be prescribed to help miscarriages along more quickly.
Pharmacist who refused to fill prescription no longer with Meijer
"I don't wish ill intent on anyone, but I feel that he needs to know that his actions do have repercussions and effect," the woman said.
Pharmacist allegedly denied woman miscarriage meds over religious beliefs
Still mourning the loss of a twin she had been carrying, Rachel Peterson was devastated when she began to lose the other baby weeks later. The 35-year-old went to a Meijer pharmacy to fill a prescription to help with the symptoms - but she claims a pharmacist turned her away. Peterson said a pharmac
Not guilty verdict in 18-year-old Alcona Co. case
Nathaniel Jermaine Ballard was acquitted of first- and second-degree murder charges late Friday in 23rd Circuit Court.Patricia Lenee Leeper of Flint was found dead in a ditch on Tower Road in Curran, near the Mitchell Township Hall, back in 2000.She had injuries to her head, but ultimately died from
Henderson woman charged with multiple thefts from Walmart
CORUNNA — Ashley Taphouse, 30, of Henderson, has been charged with seven counts of retail fraud and one count of trespassing for alleged thefts from Walmart.Prosecutors issued a warrant for Taphouse Aug. 24 and she was arrested after Michigan State Police were able to identify her from surveillance
Local woman wins big playing Michigan Lottery game
An Ogemaw County woman cried tears of joy after learning she'd won $162,917 playing the Michigan Lottery's Club Keno The Jack game. "Winning this prize is so unbelievable. It's going to make me debt-free and stress-free!" said the big winner, Julie Garrison, of West Branch. She won the big prize whe
Meijer pharmacist who refused to dispense miscarriage drug no longer works there
PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) (10/19/2018) - A Meijer pharmacist accused of refusing to fill a prescription to help a woman complete a miscarriage no longer works for the retail chain. Meijer spokeswoman Christina Fecher said the pharmacist last worked in July. She didn't say whether he was fired from the Pe
Crafty thieves: Two women arrested for stealing hundreds of dollars of craft items
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Two women were arrested in Grand Traverse County after hundreds of dollars worth of stolen crafting goods were found in their vehicle.
POLICE BLOTTER: Officers find homeless man; two injured in minor crash | The Pioneer Newspaper
BIG RAPIDS — Big Rapids Department of Public Safety officers responded to the following calls Tuesday. All calls might not be reported.• Officers performed an area check at 7:17 a.m. at Maple and State streets for an upset man walking wearing only jeans and a white T-shirt. The area was checked, but