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28-year-old dies 11 days after head-on crash in Lapeer County

LAPEER COUNTY (WJRT) (2/11/2019) - A 28-year-old Sanilac County man died Sunday, 11 days after crashing head-on during whiteout conditions in Lapeer County. Zachary Lanctot of Carsonville was driving south on VanDyke Road, which is M-53, around 1:30 p.m. when a northbound pickup truck crossed the ce


Alleged drug dealer charged in death of Michigan City overdose victim

MICHIGAN CITY — A man was arrested in connection with the death of a 31-year-old woman who died from a heroin overdose in Michigan City. Scott A. Clemons, 29, of Michigan City, was charged with dealing a controlled substance resulting in death, a level 1 felony, according to a news release from the


Michigan man allegedly sold nearly $450,000 worth of stolen Amtrak vouchers to travelers on eBay

DETROIT - A Michigan man sold $449,000 worth of stolen Amtrak vouchers to unsuspecting travelers via eBay, officials said. Watch Jermont Terry's full report above. Christian Newby is accused of using stolen credit card information to buy vouchers that he would then sell.


Judges in five Michigan courtrooms are using risk assessments to decide bond

Early this month, judges in five Michigan district courts started using a new tool to make bond decisions. It’s part of a new pilot program spearheaded by the Michigan Supreme Court. The judges will use a standard risk assessment to help make those bond decisions.


What was dating like for your generation?

 Carol Wegher, 67, lives in Fenton with her husband, Bill. Retired in 2015 from a career in public transportation in Howell and Lapeer, she now works as a WW (formerly called Weight Watchers) guide and coach.


Father makes emotional plea for justice in deadly I-75 rock-throwing case

FLINT, MI – In emotionally-charged testimony, the father of the victim asked for the four juveniles to be sentenced as adults in the deadly Interstate 75 rock-throwing case. Kenneth White, father of Kenneth A. White, gave the testimony during a juvenile sentencing hearing of 16-year-old Trevor A. Gr


Winter weather advisory issued for Michigan counties

MICHIGAN - The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties until 3 p.m. Wednesday.


Michigan City bridge buckles in the cold

A knockout blow for a popular local bridge. Our recent record cold snap is part of the reason. The Franklin Street Bridge in Michigan City is closed, and that's making it very tough to get to the lakeshore.


Mid-Michigan lawmakers react to Gov. Whitmer's State of the State

Lawmakers from mid Michigan are weighing in following Governor Whitmer’s address. Overall lawmakers we spoke with from both sides of the aisle seemed happy with Governor Whitmer’s address. Many agreeing education, the roads and clean drinking water are the big priorities.


Michigan will issue March and April food stamp benefits early

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will issue food assistance benefits early for the months of March and April. MDHHS said it plans to issue the benefits early to reduce the gap between benefit payments that happened due to the partial government shutdown.


Mid-Michigan school closings for Wednesday, Feb. 13

Some things change, some things stay the same. Days spent by mid-Michigan students in class have become more the exception than the rule of late and the trend will continue for some districts.


Man accidentally fires gun inside Michigan Walmart bathroom

A man accidentally fired a gun inside a Walmart store in Northern Michigan on Thursday afternoon. According to WLUC, police responded to reports of a gunshot inside the Walmart store in Ironwood, Michigan.


Missing And Endangered Man in Genesee County

MUNDY TOWNSHIP (WJRT) - (2/15/2019) - Police in Genesee County want your help finding a missing and endangered man. Police say 41-year-old Patrick Paul Weinheimer was last seen leaving the speedway at US-23 and Grand Blanc Road in Mundy Township early Wednesday morning.


Leader of large drug ring sent heroin, cocaine to Michigan in hidden compartments, even from prison

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The leader of a massive drug ring was sentenced for sending cocaine and heroin to Michigan and several other states, U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge said. Alex Alberto Castro was sentenced to 42 years in prison for conspiring to distribute heroin and cocaine. Officials said he was t


Help Identify Suspect in Flint Breaking and Enterings [Video]

FLINT, MI – Crime Stoppers of Flint and Genesee County need assistance from the public to identify the subject or subjects in the poster and video. These photos in the poster were taken by security cameras during break-ins in and around the 1200 block of Dupont Street, near Ballenger Park in Flint.


Vehicle importing business eyes former Davison-area airport site

A vehicle importing business has set its sights on the former Athelone Williams Memorial Airport straddling the Davison and Davison Township borders. Township planning commissioner members voted Wednesday night to rezone the land from M-2, or general industrial, to M-1, or limited industrial, after


People in Michigan Are Betting on When a Decrepit Saturn Will Break Through Ice

Michiganders from the upper peninsula—also known as as Yoopers—have me scratching my head today, as I just learned via Michigan news site MLive that a Rotary club is putting on a contest asking people to guess when a 1998 Saturn SL will break through ice and fall into a lake. And there’s even a live


Winter Storm Warning Sweeps Southeastern Michigan

SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN — Michigan's next winter storm is blowing through and a hazardous weather outlook is in effect through Wednesday morning. The warning impacts the entire region including Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston, Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties.


91 Dogs Flown to Michigan For Chance at Life and Love on Valentine’s Day

Ninety-one dogs from the West Coast were welcomed to Michigan shelters on Valentine's Day. The Detroit Free Press reports that after a six-hour flight from Fresno, California, an airplane full of pups arrived at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti on Thursday, February 14.


13 Michigan water systems fail excessive lead test: report

More than a dozen water systems in Michigan were found to have excessive lead compared to federal standards in the second half of 2018, according to a new report. The 13 systems that failed the federal test were throughout the state, MLive reported Friday, citing data it had obtained from the Michig