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Water main break closes Mark Twain Drive in Midland County

Mark Twain Drive is closed at Waldo Avenue in Midland County due to a water main break. It was paged out by central dispatch at about 3:50 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22. Drivers are asked to avoid the area.


West Michigan family evacuated after violence during Haiti mission trip

ALLEGAN, Mich. — A West Michigan family was evacuated from the home they were staying in the mountains after violence broke out during a missionary trip to Haiti. The U.S. State Department told people not to travel Haiti due to the crime and civil unrest. All non-emergency U.S. personnel and their f


All 5 dogs rescued from South Korean meat and pet farm adopted in Midland

MIDLAND, MI — When the Humane Society of Midland County opened its doors to the public at noon Wednesday, Feb. 20, five dogs rescued from a meat and pet farm in South Korea were ready and waiting to be adopted.


Midland County Sheriff warns residents of Medicare 'spoofing' scam

The Midland County Sheriff’s Department is warning the public of a Medicare “spoofing” scam. Deputies said that the number to the Midland County Health Department has been spoofed and is warning residents to not fall for the scam.


SB lanes of Midland Road closed in Saginaw Twp due to crash

The southbound lanes of Midland Road are closed in Saginaw Township due to a crash. It happened at Midland and Weiss shortly before 3 p.m. Saginaw Township Police are on scene.


Freeland’s Lily Beyer rolls to Saginaw Girls Basketball Player of Week honor

Lily Beyer has signed to play Division I softball at Toledo, but the Freeland senior is still putting up big numbers as a high school basketball player. Beyer earned Saginaw Girls Basketball Player of Week honors, receiving 21,161 votes to hold off Chesaning’s Erica Barta, who finished with 15,352.


50 mph winds, possible 'bomb cyclone' could hit Michigan

Power outages and flying patio chairs could be the scene this weekend as a powerful low pressure storm system moves from the Central Plains toward the Great Lakes. Southeast Michigan could see wind gusts of 50 mph on Sunday, said Ian Lee, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in White Lak


High winds to impact Mid-Michigan this weekend

High winds will impact Mid-Michigan Sunday thanks to a strong area of low pressure passing just to the north of Michigan. The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch for the following counties within our viewing area: Bay, Genesee, Huron, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, and Tusc


Cities in Michigan with the most affordable housing

Housing affordability is a top consideration when determining where to live. In 2018, the economy was strong and real estate prices went up. In 2019, many are predicting a downturn in the housing market.


West Michigan woman sentenced for stealing patients' Valium

GRAND RAPIDS — A former Kalamazoo woman was sentenced to over six years in federal prison for stealing Valium from her special needs patients Wednesday, Feb. 20. Kristie Ann Mollohan, 42, currently lives in Cosby, Tenn., but was living and working in West Michigan in August 2016. At the time, she wa


Fire consumes farm house in rural Bay County

WILLIAMS TWP, MI – A fire has ruined a house in rural Williams Township, displacing the family residing there. The fire at 609 Wheeler Road — a two-story farm house — was reported at 4:40 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, according to Auburn-Williams Fire Chief John Martinski.


This Michigan Bakery Has Possibly The Best Paczki Filling

Paczki Day will soon be here, I'm starting to think of what kind of paczki I'm gonna get. For the longest time, blueberry jelly was my go-to flavor. Then I discovered bavarian creme filling and it was all over from there. But I just recently discovered a bakery in Michigan that has, quite possibly,

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Michigan State Police: Get ready for widespread, lengthy power outages

MID-MICHIGAN (WJRT) (2/22/2019) - Consumers Energy is planning ahead for the prospect of widespread power outages caused by high winds this weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch for all of Mid-Michigan along and south of U.S. 10 for Sunday. A Winter Storm Watch is in eff


Several crews respond to fire in Bay County

Several fire crews responded to a structure fire in Bay County Thursday afternoon. The fire is happening on Wheeler Road between 9 Mile and Garfield. It was paged out about 5 p.m.


Michigan appeals court: Medical pot patient can be denied job

A Dimondale woman whose employment offer was rescinded after a positive marijuana screen may appeal her case to the Michigan Supreme Court. An appellate panel ruled this week that Michigan’s medical marijuana law did not protect Angela Eplee from the Lansing Board of Water and Light’s workplace drug


Police: Couple thought plot to murder Michigan soldier untraceable on Snapchat

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. - A woman and her boyfriend were deployed with the U.S. Army in South Korea when they conspired via Snapchat to kill her husband so she could claim the life insurance money, police in Michigan said.


Marijuana most prevalent drug in Michigan roadside testing, police find

A trial program of a five-minute roadside drug test conducted last year in Michigan found most of the drivers suspected of impairment had marijuana in their system. The Michigan State Police have wrapped up their report on the pilot program, which put Alere DDS2 saliva test devices in the hands of 3


Michigan Girl Dies After Ingesting Meth

ELKHART, Ind. (CBS Detroit/ AP) – A Michigan father and his girlfriend are facing felony charges after his 10-year-old daughter ingested methamphetamine and died in Elkhart, IN. last June.


Detroit man who threatened 'massive shooting' in Michigan arrested, authorities say

A Detroit man accused of threatening "a massive shooting" in Michigan has been arrested in Youngstown, Ohio. U.S. Marshals said 28-year-old Cameron White posted on Facebook that he was "planning a massive shooting real soon."


Michigan Eats Honda Accord

If a street has been barricaded for construction, it’s not wise to drive past those barricades, lest you injure a construction worker. There also might be a massive hole in the street, like this one, on Goodson Street in Hamtramck, Michigan.