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Faces in the Crowd: John Merrillat
I contacted John Merillat by phone for this interview, and he scheduled it for a couple of days later. John is the co-owner of Johnston Elevator located at 307 N. McEwan in Clare, along with his two cousins, Gabe Seibt and Fuzz Seibt. Gabe is a police officer in the City of Warren, Michigan, and Fus
7 places to see amazing holiday light displays in Michigan this year
The holiday season is alive in Michigan and there are beautiful lights to prove it!. Every year, several spots around Michigan put on amazing holiday light displays for the public to enjoy.
Patients to benefit from Love Lights
A beautiful winter evening set the stage for the lighting of MidMichigan Medical Center – Clare’s Love Light Trees. More than $8,000 has been donated thus far to the MidMichigan Health Foundation for the Love Light Trees program to support equipment needs and patient enhancements for the Medical Cen
A Michigan sheriff asked not to be arrested on drunk driving charges: 'Jesus Christ, I'm a sheriff'
On November 16, Michigan sheriff Scott Stephenson was arrested on suspicions of drunk driving after leaving a deer hunting camp. He can be heard saying in footage WJRT obtained that he couldn't be arrested, adding, "Jesus Christ, I'm a sheriff."
BREAKING: 3 missing in Beaverton fire
Three people are still unaccounted for after an early morning fire in Gladwin County. Beaverton Fire Chief Matt Fruchey said crews were called to the 100 block of First Street at around 4:20 a.m. on Dec. 18.
Past celebrated at Clare’s Christmas
A railroad depot packed with holiday travelers coming and going while an old time community band played Christmas tunes was commonplace 100 years ago. Sadly, the birth of the automobile put an end to those days forever, however, thanks to the Clare Area Chamber of Commerce the past lives on. On Satu
18 Year Old Gunshot Victim Dies From Injuries in Michigan City
In Michigan City, an 18 year old male gunshot victim was pronounced dead this afternoon after being hospitalized for his injuries and the gunman remain at-large. Officers were called to the 200 block of Karwick Road at 12:53pm for a report of multiple gunshots. The victim has been identified as Dare
Smith to sign books at Jay’s
Veteran Michigan outdoor writer Richard P. Smith from Marquette will be at Jay’s Sporting Goods Store in Clare on Sunday December 16 from noon to 5:00 p.m. and Monday the 17th from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m., autographing his many deer and bear hunting books and DVDs, including his latest title published this
Beaverton community mourns loss of Amy, Lydia and Rocco Athey killed in fire
GLADWIN COUNTY (WJRT) (12/18/2018) - The Beaverton community is mourning the loss of a mother and two of her children who died in a house fire early Tuesday -- just a week before Christmas.
Michigan sheriff tried to avoid arrest: 'Jesus Christ, I'm a sheriff'
KALKASKA, Mich. (AP) - A TV station says a mid-Michigan sheriff who pleaded guilty to driving while impaired asked a deputy not to arrest him. WJRT obtained the police report and video of the Nov. 16 arrest of Midland County Sheriff Scott Stephenson. He was suspected of drunken driving after leaving
Bennigan’s closing in Midland, Old Chicago to take its place
MIDLAND, MI — The Bennigan’s restaurant in Midland will close on New Year’s Eve after being in business for 20 years. The restaurant, located at 6603 Eastman Ave., is closing its doors on Monday, Dec. 31, in conjunction with an expiring lease and the building owner’s desire to repurpose the developm
Clare takes second at Spartan Invite
The Clare wrestling team had a good day in multiple ways on Saturday at the Pinconning Invitational. The Pioneers took second overall on the day, had several wrestlers take first place and also had Kyle Schaaf claim his 150th career win.
Clare Kiwanis begins 83rd year of service
In their annual newspaper just published, Clare Kiwanis President Larry Strong said the Club “will mark the beginning of its 83rd consecutive year of service to Clare, Farwell, Harrison and the surrounding areas with a celebration at the Doherty Hotel.”
Northern Michigan man sentenced for role in murder in Kalkaska county
KALKASKA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A northern Michigan man will spend decades in prison after being sentenced for his involvement in the murder of Broderick Ward. Jason Morgan was sentenced Monday to 23 and a half to 80 years in prison after pleading guilty to armed robbery in November. He was g
This Is Michigan's Best City To Live In: TIME
NOVI, MI — TIME Money has just ranked mid-sized cities to find the best town in each state. In Michigan, Novi was the winner. The company looked at sense of community, affordability, safety, economy, the median household income and home price, along with other metrics, to scour out the best of the b
Michigan football recruiting: Anthony Solomon, 4-star LB, commits
Michigan football's 2019 recruiting class received a boost Sunday night. Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas linebacker Anthony Solomon flipped his commitment from the Miami Hurricanes to the Wolverines, after taking an official visit to Ann Arbor over the weekend.
Michigan family stunned after priest condemns teen son’s suicide at funeral
TEMPERANCE, Michigan — The family of an 18-year-old male who took his own life is calling for the removal of a church’s priest after the priest used the teen’s funeral to condemn suicide.
Michigan DNR auctioning off 81 individual land parcels starting today
LANSING, Mich. - More than 80 parcels of Michigan land will be up for grabs starting this week. Eighty-one individual land parcels in Michigan – ranging in size from less than an acre to 160 acres – will be available for sale by sealed-bid auction starting Tuesday Dec. 11.
Body of missing Lansing Township man found in southwest Michigan
LANSING TWP. - Police have recovered the body of a Lansing Township man who went missing more than a year ago. Jerome Deshaun Ezell, 27, was last seen on the morning of Nov. 7, 2017. His sport-utility vehicle was found later that day near Fairview Park in the Groesbeck Neighborhood, with his 5-month
Michigan State Police to station two troopers permanently in Manistee County
MANISTEE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Two Michigan State Police troopers will now permanently stationed in Manistee County. State police previously had a Manistee post with more than a dozen trooper but it closed in 2008.