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Judge sends man to prison for probation violations
CORUNNA — A local man was sentenced by Judge Gerald Lostracco Thursday in 35th Circuit Court to at least 23 months in prison for probation violations. Lostracco, the retired circuit court judge who is filling in this week for Judge Matt Stewart, canceled probation and participation in the Swift and
Owosso schools board member named ATHENA winner
OWOSSO — Shelly Ochodnicky was named Friday as the 2019 Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce ATHENA Award recipient at a surprise ceremony at the Owosso Public Schools administration office.
Thursday fire damages Lennon home; two dogs killed
LENNON — A fire Thursday caused major damage to a home in the 800 block of Tyler St. and killed two family dogs. According to the Venice Township Fire Department, the fire was reported about 11:30 a.m. The cause is unknown.
MSU student, woman charged in connection with murder of MSU student
EAST LANSING — Two additional people have been charged in connection with the murder of a Michigan State University student in October. Isai Berrones, 22, was shot and killed just before 3 a.m. Oct. 12 at the 25 East apartment complex in the 2500 block of Chandler Street in East Lansing.
County agrees to new deal, wage increases for deputies
CORUNNA — Shiawassee County officials have reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement with the Police Officers Labor Council for the county’s corrections deputies, who are in line to receive raises for the first time in 11 years.
Michigan gov signs controversial minimum wage, paid sick leave laws
(CNN) - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed two controversial measures into law Friday that critics say go against the will of voters by watering down changes to the state's minimum wage and medical leave rules after Republicans removed more aggressive proposals from the November ballot.
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.
BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: O-E routs LakeVille
ELSIE — All 12 players who dressed scored for Ovid-Elsie in a 69-22 rout Friday of visiting Otisville LakeVille. Liam Thompson had 16 points and six rebounds as the Marauders improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the MMAC. Shayne Loynes, Justin Moore and Weston Kvalevog scored eight points apiece.
Michigan woman dies after being crushed at Indiana tollbooth
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 while trying
University of Michigan student with aggressive cancer assaulted just off campus
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A student at the University of Michigan battling osteosarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer, was assaulted Friday morning. Serena Sabuda was out with friends early Friday morning when a woman confronted and attacked her.
Sports Creek Raceway sold, clearing path for Michigan’s only thoroughbred race track
SWARTZ CREEK, MI -- Sports Creek Raceway, potentially Michigan’s only site for thoroughbred racing in 2019, has been sold, representatives of the buyer and seller of the shuttered facility say.
County considers full-time post for emergency manager
CORUNNA — One item in the proposed Shiawassee County budget for 2019 changes the status of the county’s emergency management/homeland security coordinator from part-time to full-time.
Mt. Morris Twp firefighter arraigned on sexual assault charges
FLINT, Mich. - Justin Matthew Jones, 33, is accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. The Flint man, a volunteer firefighter at the Mt. Morris Township Fire Department, is charged with one count of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree and one count in the second degree. If convicted,
Dispute over cash, drugs leads to home invasion arrest
CORUNNA — Eric Weber, 44, of Owosso was charged Monday with first-degree home invasion following a dispute with a neighbor that occurred Friday. According to Owosso Public Safety Director Kevin Lenkart, Weber allegedly discovered there was money and marijuana missing from his residence in the 500 bl
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.
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.
GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Corunna downs Hamady in OT
MT. MORRIS TWP. — Kate Feldpausch scored five of her 12 points in overtime to help Corunna’s girls basketball team withstand a rally by Flint Hamady in a 69-58 victory Friday night.
Michigan Driver Falls Asleep, Wakes Up In Tree [PHOTOS]
(WWJ) Police are calling this a reminder not to get behind the wheel if you're too tired. "It’s the same as driving drunk or drugged," the Michigan State Police First District said, sharing startling photos of a recent crash in Ingham County.
Michigan official facing charges in Flint water crisis gets promoted
Dr. Eden Wells, the chief medical executive for Michigan who is currently facing a jury trial on a criminal charge of involuntary manslaughter for her role in the Flint water crisis, was just hired by the state for a new job.
Suspected Elk Poacher Caught in Michigan's Otsego County
Man could face fines and jail time for poaching bull elk. Michigan's elk population is fairly small, so being selected for a tag to hunt one is considered a once-in-a-lifetime event. This is why it is especially infuriating when someone poaches an elk in the Great Lakes State.