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Fire damages Lapeer house, closes Main Street for 90 minutes
LAPEER — North Main Street (M-24) was closed to rush-hour traffic between Nepessing and Oregon streets in Lapeer for about 90 minutes Wednesday evening because of a house fire.
Postal carrier bitten on face by dog while making delivery
MAYFIELD TWP. — A U.S. Postal Service rural route carrier underwent reconstructive surgery Wednesday at a Detroit-area hospital after a large dog bit her nose while she made a delivery Dec. 9 at a home on Virginia Park Drive in Mayfield Township.
‘And what happened then …?’
Ann Zettle, executive director of Lapeer Team Work, dressed as The Grinch for the organization’s annual Christmas party held Thursday afternoon at the Lapeer Center (Building). Mayla Zettle, 4, of Lapeer brought three heart-shaped balloons and received a warm hug from her grandmother during the part
Michigan woman dies after being crushed by her own vehicle at Indiana tollbooth
HAMMOND, Ind. - A Michigan woman who was crushed by her own vehicle at a tollbooth along the Indiana Toll Road has died from her injuries. State Police say 40-year-old Luciana Ortiz of Otsego, Michigan, died Wednesday, four days after she was injured after dropping her debit card while trying to pay
Citizens Probation Council mentors can help people turn their lives around
LAPEER COUNTY — Everyone makes mistakes, but for some in Lapeer County, there’s a unique opportunity to dig themselves out of trouble with a little hard work and guidance. The Citizens Probation Council, a non-profit based in Lapeer that works with young adults convicted of minor offenses, is small,
The buck stops here: Thumb hunters mull APRs
Ron Spaulding and Lonnie TerBush have campaign signs in their yards, but they’re on very different sides of a debate affecting about 54,000 deer hunters seeking white-tailed bucks in Michigan’s Thumb area.
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.
Sheriff: Vaping a serious problem in Almont, other schools in county
ALMONT — It used to be sneaking out back to smoke a cigarette. Today, while trends might be different, the end result is the same. Lapeer County Sheriff Scott McKenna shared to Lapeer County Commissioners Thursday the results of his recent student talk at Almont Community Schools, and among the stan
Properties rezoned to help clear way for medical campus
LAPEER — Plans by McLaren Lapeer Region to build a new 90,000-square-foot ambulatory care center on property that currently includes Barry Drive to the west of the hospital moved a step closer Thursday evening, though several neighbors expressed concern about the estimated $25 million project.
UPDATE: Michigan woman dies after being crushed at Indiana tollbooth
(WJBK) - HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) -- A Michigan woman who was crushed by her own vehicle at a tollbooth along the Indiana Toll Road has died from her injuries. State Police say 40-year-old Luciana Ortiz of Otsego, Michigan, died Wednesday, four days after she was injured after dropping her debit card whil
90 year old Michigan man brings Christmas to wife's nursing home as Santa
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) (12/16/18) - A 90-year-old Michigan man dressed up as Santa and brought Christmas to a local nursing home so his wife could celebrate the holidays. The Lansing State Journal reports that Don West sang carols as a guitarist strummed along during a holiday party at Golden Days II
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
3 shootings in 2 days: Woman shot in head near Lansing's downtown
LANSING — A woman was shot in the head Thursday morning a few blocks from Lansing's downtown, police said. It was the city's third shooting in two days. Police were called to the 600 block of W. Lapeer Street at about 3:15 a.m. Thursday on a report of a shooting, Lansing police Public Information Di
Lapeer County sheriff apologizes for off-color comments about Flint police
FLINT, MI – Lapeer County Sheriff Scott McKenna said there were many times in his 20-plus years working in Mt. Morris Township that Flint police saved his tail. So, when McKenna heard of comments on social media that alleged the Flint police department was inept – he said he was upset.
LCEMS opens new base in Dryden Twp.
DRYDEN TWP. — Lapeer County EMS (LCEMS) and local officials Wednesday morning marked the official opening of the ambulance service’s eighth base. “We’ve doubled our number of bases,” LCEMS Executive Director Russ Adams told the crowd at Base Eight’s grand opening. “We’ve doubled our number of employ
Flint mayor, residents outraged over chief medical executive's new job despite role in water crisis
FLINT, Mich. - Dr. Eden Wells will soon be on trial for involuntary manslaughter for her alleged role in the Flint water crisis. As the clock ticks down, Wells has just received a new job with the state, and taxpayers are footing the bill for her $180,000 salary.
Metro Detroit weather forecast: Dense fog and ice Saturday morning
DETROIT - Dense fog advisory for Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Saint Clair and Sanilac counties lifted. Saturday begins with dangerously murky conditions across much of southeast Michigan. There’s low visibility and the possibility of ice forming on area roads before breakfast time.
Woodland students give back at Salvation Army food drive
Lisa Andrzejewski had her hands full with canned goods and other food items Friday at a warehouse on Lapeer Road in Port Huron Township. A teacher at Woodland Development Center in Marysville, she and other staff members had brought a couple of busloads of students to the warehouse where they were p
Michigan mom calls police on son too ‘lazy’ to get out of bed for school
(FOX NEWS) -- Crystal Towns was fed up. The Grand Blanc Township, Michigan mother had spent many mornings struggling to get her 14-year-old son, Zachary, out of bed and ready for school. But like many teens, the Grand Blanc West middle schooler had no interest.
Michigan State Police issue endangered missing advisory issued for 14-year-old girl
CHELSEA, Mich. - On Saturday, Michigan State Police issued an endangered missing advisory for 14-year-old Emily Marie Long. Long was last seen in the area of I-94 and M-52 near Chelsea, Michigan at around 9 p.m. Thursday.