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395 days: Questions of what happened to missing Saginaw boater continue

SAGINAW (WJRT) (3/20/2018) - Some 395 days have elapsed since Reginald Smith jumped off his boat into the Saginaw River. He hasn't been seen since. Authorities presume that Smith drowned. But until his body surfaces, questions remain. Smith, 35, was fishing with a friend on the night of Feb. 18, 201

ABC12.COM - 2018-03-21 01:37:00

Saginaw police: 13-year-old carrying gun arrested outside Herig Elementary School

SAGINAW (WJRT) (3/20/2018) - A 13-year-old carrying a gun was arrested Tuesday afternoon outside Herig Elementary School in Saginaw. The Saginaw Police Department responded to reports of a person with a gun standing on the sidewalk at 1905 Houghton Ave. around 3:35 p.m. Officers arrested the teenag

ABC12.COM - 2018-03-21 00:06:00

Apartment Tenants Safe After Saginaw Township Fire

(photo by Charlie Rood) No injuries were reported after an apartment fire in Saginaw Township Tuesday, March 20. The fire occurred at the Fontaine Gardens apartments at 4942 Fontaine Blvd. around 2:00 a.m. At least one unit was destroyed in the fire. All of the occupants were able to evacuate the bu

WSGW.COM - 2018-03-20 10:58:54

Police investigating shooting involving 'extremely uncooperative' victim

SAGINAW, MI -- Saginaw police are investigating a shooting that occurred on Sunday, March 18. Saginaw County 911 paged out an alert about 8:20 a.m. Sunday morning citing that a shooting victim showed up at Covenant HealthCare Hospital. The victim, a male teen showed up to the hospital with gunshot w

MLIVE.COM - 2018-03-19 20:32:41

Saginaw County Sheriff warns of phone scam targeting seniors

(SAGINAW COUNTY) WJRT- A phone scam warning out of the Saginaw County Sheriff's Office. In a post to Facebook, they say that the elderly are being targeted with the scam of a grandchild or loved one, being in trouble. The caller puts another person on the line and asks "do you know who this is?"


Saginaw Valley State University signs 5-year-old to baseball team

KOCHVILLE TOWNSHIP (WJRT) - (03/20/18) - It's a little late in the season, but Saginaw Valley State University just signed a brand new baseball player. You won't see James Peoples on the field much. Instead, he'll be in the dugout. "He'll be our bat boy, you know. That's going to be his main job a

ABC12.COM - 2018-03-21 01:23:00

Saginaw school board may take back superintendent's contract extension

SAGINAW, MI -- During the Saginaw Public School District's upcoming Board of Education action meeting, board members will vote on a proposal to rescind a previous extension to the superintendent's contract. Nathaniel McClain, the district's top administrator, was granted a one-year extension in 2016

MLIVE.COM - 2018-03-20 17:12:28

Big changes headed to downtown Saginaw

Some big changes are heading to downtown Saginaw. A brand-new building for Delta College will break ground next week. It is a project that has been years in the making. "It's been at least four or five years since the initial conversations," said Dawn Goodrow, board member for the Saginaw Downtown D

WNEM - 2018-03-19 23:51:00

2 hurt after car rear-ended on Gratiot Road in Saginaw Twp. - WNEM TV 5

Two people were hurt after a car was rear-ended in Saginaw Township. It happened just after 7:30 a.m. Friday on Gratiot Road near Westchester Road. Investigators said a car rear-ended another vehicle. The driver of the at-fault vehicle was not hurt and will be ticketed, police said. The driver and p


Fatal Accident Under Investigation In Bay County

Bay County Sheriff's Deputies say alcohol is believed to be a factor in an early morning fatal crash on south bound I-75 near Hotchkiss Road. Deputies say one vehicle rear ended the other about 1:50 A-M Saturday resulting in the death of 73 year old David Michael Halm of Saginaw. The driver of the s


Man suffers life-threatening injuries in motorcycle crash

BRANT TWP, MI -- A 47-year-old St. Charles man suffered life-threatening injuries after crashing his motorcycle Saturday afternoon. Saginaw County Sheriff's Office Lt. Miguel Gomez said the man, whose name is not being released at this time, was airlifted to an area hospital. Gomez said around 4:15


Court Street Theater reopens with St. Patrick's concert - WNEM TV 5

A local theater is getting ready for its grand re-opening after a year-long renovation. The Court Street Theater in Saginaw re-opened on Saturday, March 17 with a live St. Patrick's Day concert called Kiss the Blarney Stone. It features music from Ireland and the British Isles preformed by the Sagin


Armed robber who wished victims a 'Merry Christmas' pleads guilty

BAY CITY, MI -- A Bay County man who robbed a party store and a customer, wishing them a merry Christmas and happy holidays as he did so, has accepted a plea deal. Michael J. Sauve, 26, on March 12 appeared before Bay County Circuit Judge Joseph K. Sheeran and pleaded guilty to two counts of armed r


Police seek identity of woman in surveillance video - WNEM TV 5

Authorities need your help identifying a woman seen on local surveillance footage. Saginaw Township Police Department posted a photo of the woman to their Facebook page. She's seen wearing a pink coat and pushing a shopping cart at what appears to be the Walmart store off Bay Road. Investigators sai


Police respond to possible standoff in rural Saginaw County

TAYMOUTH TWP, MI -- Police are responding to a possible standoff Thursday afternoon at a residence in rural Saginaw County. Saginaw County Sheriff's Office Lt. Miguel Gomez said police were called around 3 p.m. to the 11500 block of Marshall Road for reports of shots fired. Mobile Medical Response p


Free depression, skin cancer screenings offered at Saginaw health fair

Families in mid-Michigan received a free day of health care Saturday in Saginaw. (Photo Credit: Jasmyn Durham) SAGINAW, Mich. --Families in mid-Michigan received a free day of health care Saturday in Saginaw. The annual Saginaw County Medical Society Health Fair was held at the Horizons Conference


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Ambulance reports shots fired near Birch Run, leading to standoff

BIRCH RUN (WJRT) (3/15/2018) - Michigan State Police and other authorities are on the scene of a possible standoff near Birch Run. An ambulance had been dispatched to an address in the 11500 block of Marshall Road on Thursday afternoon. First responders on the ambulance contacted police about shots


Saginaw man charged with killing his mom, sister in fire to get competency exam

SAGINAW (AP) (3/14/2018) - A man who authorities say set a fire in Michigan that killed his mother and sister is getting a mental health examination. Jason Desmone appeared Tuesday in a Saginaw courtroom and a judge granted a request from his lawyer for the evaluation to determine whether he's compe


Birch Run dealership accused of odometer rollback scam - WNEM TV 5

A Birch Run auto dealership has been sued by a customer who says the used car he bought was older than advertised mileage-wise. Attorney Joseph Engerer said Suski Chevrolet/Buick is accused of either tampering with the vehicle or failing to give it a thorough once-over before selling it. Kenneth She