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Updated 03/30/17

MON 27MAR17

STATE NEWS:

A POLICE STANDOFF IN METRO DETROIT HAS ENDED PEACEFULLY. POLICE SAY A MAN SURRENDERED TO POLICE AFTER HE HAD BARRICADED HIMSELF INSIDE A HOME IN ROYAL OAK IN WHAT STARTED OUT AS A DOMESTIC SITUATION AROUND MIDNIGHT . POLICE SAY A WOMAN LEFT THE HOME AT THAT POINT.

AN AUTOPSY WILL BE DONE ON THE BODY OF A MANISTEE COUNTY WOMAN WHO WAS FOUND IN MANISTEE LAKE OVER THE WEEKEND. 9 AND 10 NEWS REPORTS MARCIA MACKEY HAD BEEN MISSING SINCE LAST WEDNESDAY.

A 21-YEAR-OLD ST. IGNACE MAN IS IN JAIL AFTER POLICE SAY HE ADMITTED KILLING A WOMAN, WHO WAS A RELATIVE. 9 AND 10 NEWS REPORTS THE MAN WENT TO THE MACKINAC COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SATURDAY MORNING AND TOLD THEM A RELATIVE OF HIS WAS DEAD AND THAT HE CONFESSED TO KILLING THE 66-YEAR-OLD WOMAN.

MOUNT PLEASANT POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR TWO MEN WHO ROBBED A SHELL GAS STATION FREQUENTED BY CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. STUDENTS WERE NOTIFIED OF THE ROBBERY BY THE CAMPUS ALERT SYSTEM ON SUNDAY OF THE ROBBERY WHICH OCCURRED AT ABOUT 3:30 SUNDAY MORNING. 9 AND 10 NEWS REPORTS POLICE SAY THE TWO MEN SAID THEY HAD A WEAPON, BUT NEVER SHOWED ONE AND THEY STOLE MONEY.

BEER FANS SHOULD BE HAPPY...IT'S OBERON DAY WHEN BELL'S BREWERY IN KALAMAZOO RELEASES ITS POPULAR SUMMER ALE. THERE ARE RELEASE PARTIES HAPPENING AROUND THE STATE.

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FRI 24MAR17

MICHIGAN STATE POLICE RESPONDED TO A REPORT OF FELONIOUS ASSAULT WITH A MOTOR VEHICLE ON M-32 NEAR EMERSON ROAD IN ALPENA COUNTY ON THURSDAY.  THE DISPATCHER TOLD POLICE THAT A MAN WAS RAMMING HIS PICKUP TRUCK INTO THE VICTIM'S VEHICLE WHILE TRAVELING ON M-32.  WHEN TROOPERS ARRIVED, THE VICTIM WAS ATTEMPTING TO GET HIS VEHICLE AWAY FROM THE OFFENDER'S TRUCK ON M-32.  TROOPERS WERE ABLE TO STOP THE SUSPECT WHO IS A 65-YEAR OLD LACHINE MAN.  THE SUSPECT WAS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.  THE VICTIM ONLY SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES.  THE 65-YEAR-OLD LACHINE MAN IS INCARCERATED IN THE ALPENA COUNTY JAIL ON CHARGES OF FELONIOUS ASSAULT WITH A MOTOR VEHICLE , FELONY MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY GREATER THAN $1,000 DOLLARS/LESS THAN $20,000 DOLLARS, OPERATING WHILE INTOXICATED, DROVE WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED AND POSSESSION OF AN OPEN INTOXICANT.

STATE NEWS:

THE 2017 SHIPPING SEASON GETS UNDERWAY TOMORROW , JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT AT THE SOO LOCKS IN SAULT STE. MARIE. AREA ENGINEER FOR THE SOO LOCKS, KEVIN SPRAGUE (SPRAGG) SAYS THEY RUN JUST OVER FOUR-THOUSAND CARGO SHIPS THAT CARRY 70 MILLION TONS OF CARGO. HE SAYS THEY'RE RE-EVALUATING THE BENEFIT-COST RATIO OF BUILDING A NEW POE LOCK.

A 17-YEAR-OLD MICHIGAN STUDENT WAS KILLED IN A CAR CRASH IN VIRGINIA. WOOD TV REPORTS DANTE LATORA, WHO ATTENDED PORTAGE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL WAS KILLED EARLY THURSDAY WHEN HE CRASHED INTO A TREE ON I-95 NEAR HANOVER, VIRGINIA. PORTAGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT MARK BIELANG SAYS THEIR CONDOLENCES TO OUT TO HIS FAMILY, TEACHERS, AND FELLOW STUDENTS. HE SAYS A CRISIS COUNSELING TEAM HAS BEEN BROUGHT AND WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ANYONE WHO NEEDS THEM.

THE WOMAN HIT AND KILLED BY AN S-U-V THE OTHER NIGHT IN SALEM TOWNSHIP WAS TRYING TO SAVE HER DOG, WHO HAD BEEN HIT BY A VEHICLE. MICHIGAN STATE POLICE SAY 44-YEAR-OLD JENNIFER COUNTERMAN , OF DORR, WAS IN THE ROADWAY TRYING TO GET HER DOG WHEN THE S-U-V DRIVER COULD SWERVE IN TIME. HER DOG ALSO DIED.

IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN, FIFE LAKE TOWNSHIP HAS VOTED TO WITHDRAW FROM GRAND TRAVERSE RURAL FIRE. FIFE LAKE WILL TAKE OVER FIRE OPERATIONS NEXT JANUARY. 

A TRAVERSE CITY WOMAN IS ACCUSED OF DRIVING DRUNK WITH HER TWO KIDS IN THE CAR. 9 AND 10 NEWS REPORTS A LEELANAU COUNTY DEPUTY STOPPED THE WOMAN ON M-22 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON WHEN SHE WAS SWERVING ON THE ROADWAY. THEY SAY HER BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL WAS MORE THAN THREE TIMES THE LEGAL LIMIT. THE WOMAN'S 13 AND SEVEN YEAR OLD SONS WERE IN THE VEHICLE. HER NAME WILL BE RELEASED ONCE SHE'S ARRAIGNED.

THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN'S RUN IN THE N-C-DOUBLE-A TOURNAMENT IS OVER. THE WOLVERINES LOST TO OREGON LAST NIGHT 69-68.

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THU 23MAR17

THE Michigan Department of Transportation I-75 road project will begin later this month.  Communications Representative James Lake said the I-75 road construction project will begin March 29TH. According to the Ogemaw County Herald, the construction project will run until September. Lake said Ajax Paving Industries of Troy, the contractor on the project, updated the department March 21st with the official start date. Prior to that announcement, the dates were tentative because of the weather. Lake said The first stage will begin with bridge deck patching on the overpasses at Rau and Cook Roads. on I-75, MOTORISTS will see some single-lane closures with traffic shifts. Lake said the overpass work will continue until approximately April 10th, then construction on the northbound exit ramp at Exit 212 will begin.

KIRTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE WAS RECENTLY RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY.  KIRTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE RANKED 24TH IN THE CENTER FOR ONLINE EDUCATION'S BEST ONLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGES SURVEY. ACCORDING TO THE OSCODA COUNTY HERALD, THE CENTER RANKS FIFTY PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COMMUNITY COLLEGES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THE RANKING IS DETERMINED BY THREE CRITERIA INCLUDING ONLINE FLEXIBILITY, ACADEMICS AND EXPERIENCE AND AFFORDABILITY. VICE PRESIDENT OF INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES, DR. JULIE LAVENDER SAID KIRTLAND WASN'T RANKED LAST YEAR AND IS THE ONLY MICHIGAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE RANKED THIS YEAR.

STATE NEWS:

FREDERIK MEIJER GARDENS & SCULPTURE PARK HAS RAISED NEARLY ONE-HUNDRED TWO MILLION OF ITS' ONE-HUNDRED 15 MILLION DOLLAR GOAL FOR AN EXPANSION. C-E-O DAVID HOOKER SAYS THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN IS CALLED WELCOMING THE WORLD: HONORING A LEGACY OF LOVE. HOOKER SAYS THEY WILL CREATE A NEW WELCOME CENTER, UPGRADE THE AMPHITHEATER, CREATE A NEW LEARNING AND TRANSPORTATION CENTER AMONG OTHER THINGS IF THEY HIT THEIR FUNDRAISING GOAL.

TWO PEOPLE ARE HOSPITALIZED THIS MORNING AFTER THEY WERE SHOT IN A DRIVE-BY SHOOTING IN BATTLE CREEK LAST NIGHT. WOOD TV REPORTS POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE SHOOTER WHO OPENED FIRE ON THE VICTIMS AS THEY STOOD OUTSIDE. A 27-YEAR-OLD BATTLE CREEK MAN WAS SHOT IN THE ARM AND STOMACH, WHILE A WOMAN WAS SHOT IN THE ARM. POLICE SAY THE SUSPECT WAS IN A NEWER, REDDISH COLORED CAR.

A FORMER SCHOOL SECRETARY IN THE MUSKEGON AREA WILL GO TO PRISON FOR SEXUALLY ABUSING A MALE STUDENT. WOOD TV REPORTS 40-YEAR-OLD SANDRA FIELSTRA HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO 30 MONTHS TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON AND ORDERED TO PAY 35-HUNDRED DOLLARS IN RESTITUTION.  SHE WAS CONVICTED OF HAVING SEX WITH A 16-YEAR-OLD STUDENT BETWEEN 2015 AND 2016 WHILE SHE WAS A TEMPORARY SECRETARY AT FRUITPORT HIGH SCHOOL. IN DECEMBER, A JUDGE GRANTED A PATERNITY TEST ON A BABY CONCEIVED DURING THE TIME OF THE ABUSE, BUT THE RESULTS HAVEN'T BEEN RELEASED.

A CANTON POLICE OFFICER IS LUCKY TO BE ALIVE AFTER GETTING INTO A CRASH WHILE EN ROUTE TO A CRIME SCENE.
IT'S UNCLEAR HOW THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED, BUT INVESTIGATORS SAY THE CRUISER ROLLED OVER .  THE OFFICER WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AS A PRECAUTION -- BUT IS EXPECTED TO BE OKAY. THE OTHER DRIVER INVOLVED WAS NOT HURT.

TAX BREAKS FOR COLLEGE GRADS WHO STAY IN MICHIGAN. LANSING STATE HOUSE LAWMAKER ANDY SCHOR SAYS HIS PROPOSAL WOULD ALLOW A INCOME TAX CREDIT THAT WOULD OFFSET THE COST OF STUDENT LOANS IF THAT GRADUATE AGREES TO CONTINUE LIVING AND WORKING IN THE STATE. FORMER STUDENTS COULD CLAIM THE TAX CREDIT THE NEXT FIVE YEARS AFTER GRADUATION. SCHOR SAYS HIS PROPOSAL WOULD BE AN INCENTIVE FOR GRADS TO MAKE ROOTS HERE AND REDUCE MICHIGAN'S "BRAIN DRAIN."

GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE WILL HAVE A NEW PRESIDENT IN MAY AND ITS FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN PRESIDENT. DR. BILL PINK, WHO NOW SERVES AS THE COLLEGE'S VICE PRESIDENT, SAYS HE'S HUMBLED TO FILL THE ROLE. HE TELLS WOOD TV THAT HE WANTS STUDENTS OF COLOR TO REALIZE THEY CAN ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS.

IN CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL PUPPY DAY THE GRAND RAPIDS WHITE CAPS ARE OFFERING FANS THE CHANCE TO HAVE OPENING DAY TICKETS DELIVERED TO THEM BY A PUPPY, COURTESY OF LUV AND PUPZ ANIMAL RESCUE IN GRAND RAPIDS. FANS MUST CALL TO ORDER TICKETS BETWEEN 8:30AM AND 12:00PM AND ALL TICKET PURCHASES MUST BE FOR OPENING DAY.

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WED 22MAR17

THE MICHIGAN STATE POLICE ALPENA POST REPORTS THAT A TROOPER WAS PATROLLING THE AREA OF U.S. 23 NEAR ROCKPORT ROAD IN ALPENA COUNTY WHEN HE OBSERVED A VEHICLE SPEEDING. A TRAFFIC STOP WAS CONDUCTED AND THE TROOPER MADE CONTACT WITH THE 52 YEAR OLD FEMALE DRIVER. UPON CONTACT WITH THE DRIVER THE TROOPER DETECTED A STRONG ODOR OF MARIJUANA EMANATING FROM THE VEHICLE. THROUGH THE TROOPER’S INVESTIGATION, THE DRIVER WAS CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DELIVER, CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON AND DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED. SHE WAS ARRESTED AND LODGED IN THE ALPENA COUNTY JAIL.

A GLADWIN WOMAN IS AWAITING A PRE-TRIAL FOLLOWING A SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN OGEMAW COUNTY.  TWENTY-FIVE YEAR OLD LAURA MALDONADO WAIVED HER RIGHT TO BE FORMALLY ARRAIGNED IN 82ND DISTRICT COURT. ACCORDING TO THE OGEMAW COUNTY HERALD, MALDONADO REPORTEDLY LOST CONTROL OF HER VEHICLE WHILE DRIVING NORTHBOUND ON COOK ROAD JANUARY 29TH. HER VEHICLE LEFT THE ROADWAY, HIT AN EMBANKMENT, LAUNCHED AIRBORNE BEFORE HITTING A TREE. MALDONADO AND HER PASSENGER, 77 YEAR OLD JERRY LEAZENBY OF WEST BRANCH, WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED. BOTH HAD TO BE EXTRACTED FROM THE VEHICLE USING THE JAWS OF LIFE. MALDONADO IS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF OPERATING WHILE INTOXICATED CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY, ONE COUNT OF POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, ONE COUNT OF OPERATING WITHOUT A LICENSE AND A SECOND OFFENSE NOTICE FOR A PREVIOUS CONVICTION ON POSSESSION OF NARCOTICS. SHE COULD POTENTIALLY FACE UP TO EIGHT YEARS IF CONVICTED ON ALL COUNTS. MADLONADO'S  PRE-TRIAL IS SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 12TH.

The man involved in a deadly shooting in Roscommon County has been sentenced. According to Up North Live, Francisco Arroyo was sentenced to 25 to 50 years in prison. In June of 2015, Arroyo shot and killed Anita Brightand shot and injured her boyfriend, Brian Benmark. Deputies say Arroyo fled the scene of the shooting. A state-wide search involving multiple law enforcement agencies lead to Arroyo's arrest the day after the shooting in Macomb County. Family members said that the victims were dating and that Arroyo used to date Anita.  ARROYO IS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR FOR A PRE-TRIAL HEARING AT 2:30pm JULY 8TH AND A PRELIMINARY EXAM WILL BE CONDUCTED AT 9:30AM ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 15TH.


LOCAL SPORTS

BOYS BASKETBALL QUARTERFINALS:
CLASS D AT SAULT STE MARIE
POWERS NORTH CENTRAL 74  HILLMAN 61

CLASS C AT BAY CITY CENTRAL
FLINT BEECHER 66  BEAVERTON 32

STATE NEWS:

DETROIT POLICE WERE ON THE SCENE OF A BARRICADED GUNMAN SITUATION FOR NEARLY NINE HOURS LAST NIGHT , BEFORE THE MAN SURRENDERED PEACEFULLY. THE SUSPECT WAS INSIDE OF A VAN.  PRIOR TO THE BARRICADE, COURT OFFICIALS SHOWED UP TO THE MAN'S HOME TO SERVE AN EVICTION NOTICE. THE MAN CALLED POLICE SAYING SOMEONE WAS TRYING TO BREAK INTO THE HOUSE. THE MAN ALLEGEDLY MET OFFICERS WITH A LONG GUN AND WAS SUBSEQUENTLY SHOT IN THE BUTTOCKS BEFORE RETREATING TO THE VAN.

SOME SCARY MOMENTS IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN'S MANTON AS A TRAILER DETACHED FROM A TRACTOR ON OLD 131 IN MANTON AND CRASHED INTO A HOME. 9AND10 NEWS REPORTS NO ONE WAS HOME AT THE TIME, BUT THE HOMEOWNER, ETHAN BURNS, WAS WORRIED ABOUT HIS PETS.  THE ENTRANCE TO THE HOME AND A REFRIGERATOR WERE DAMAGED. MICHIGAN STATE POLICE AND THE WEXFORD COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT ARE INVESTIGATING WHAT CAUSED THE ACCIDENT.

A TRANSIT BUS AND A VEHICLE CRASHED IN CLARE COUNTY TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THE COUNTY UNDER-SHERIFF SAYS NO ONE WAS HURT IN THE LATE AFTERNOON CRASH. MESICK CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS HAVE HOSTED A COMMUNITY FORUM ON A MAY BOND PROPOSAL. 9 AND 10 NEWS REPORTS IF APPROVED, 14-POINT-FIVE MILLION IN UPGRADES WOULD OCCUR...INCLUDING ADDING A WING TO THE HIGH SCHOOL AND CREATING A K-12 BUILDING. THE
CURRENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WOULD BE TORN DOWN. 

OPENING LEGAL SALVOS IN AN OAKLAND COUNTY COURTROOM THIS MORNING OVER THE PROPOSED DEMOLITION OF A $900-THOUSAND DOLLAR HOUSE IN FARMINGTON HILLS. SEEMS THE 46 - HUNDRED SQUARE FOOT HOME ON HOWARD ROAD WAS BUILT OVER A LEAKING SEWER PIPE THAT COULD LEAD TO A SINKHOLE. THE ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION HAD THE SEWER LINE'S MANHOLE REMOVED AND BUILT THE BASEMENT OVER IT, WITH NO WAY TO REPAIR IT. THE CURRENT OWNERS ARGUE THE HOUSE WAS SIGNED OFF BY LOCAL INSPECTORS WHEN THEY BOUGHT IT IN FORECLOSURE.  THE COUNTY WATERWORKS COMMISSION SAYS THEY CAN MOVE THE SEWER LINE IF THE HOMEOWNERS PAY FOR IT. THE HOMEOWNER WANTS TO WORK OUT A DEAL THAT LETS THEM KEEP THE HOME.

A BIG LOTTERY WINNER IN CRAWFORD COUNTY. 94-YEAR-OLD ERVIN SMOLINSKI, OF SOUTH BRANCH, WON 300-THOUSAND DOLLARS AFTER WINNING THE MICHIGAN LOTTERY'S DOUBLE BONUS INSTANT GAME. 9AND10 NEWS REPORTS HIS DAUGHTER-IN-LAW BOUGHT THE TICKET FOR HIM. HE PLANS TO INVEST THE MONEY, BUY A NEW SHED AND A USED CAR. HE SAYS HE'S PRETTY FRUGAL AND THAT WON'T CHANGE, SAYING THE ONLY THING THAT WILL CHANGE IS THAT HE WON'T HAVE AS MUCH STRESS IN HIS LIFE WORRYING ABOUT MONEY.

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TUE 21MAR17

Police in Tuscola County CONTINUE to investigate the death of a man found in a pond next to a home in Vassar Township. According to M-Live, On March 18th, deputies from the Tuscola County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a home on Irish Road around noon. Tuscola County Sheriff Glen Skrent said that Richard Case, 54, was found deceased in the pond. The death is possibly accidental and alcohol and or drugs are suspected to be a factor. Skrent stated that Deputies are conducting an investigation and an autopsy has been scheduled.

THE WHITTEMORE PRESCOTT SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT HAS A NEW CONTRACT.  THE WHITTEMORE PRESCOTT SCHOOL BOARD APPROVED SUPERINTENDENT JOE PERRERA'S CONTRACT THROUGH JUNE 30TH, 2019. ACCORDING TO THE OGEMAW COUNTY HERALD, PERRERA'S CONTRACT WAS SET TO EXPIRE ON APRIL 1ST. THE CONTRACT IS FOR THE SAME DURATION AND COMPENSATION. PERRERA WAS HIRED TO REPLACE FORMER SUPERINTENDENT, TED MATUSZAK, WHO RETIRED IN JANUARY OF 2014. PRIOR TO JOINING THE DISTRICT IN 2014 PERRERA WAS THE PRINCIPAL AT GENESSEE JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL.

Map if Iron Belle Trail grant recipient locations, marked with starsARENAC COUNTY HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR A GRANT FOR THE IRON BELLE TRAIL.  THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES APPROVED THE $25,000 GRANT FOR THE ARENAC COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION. ACCORDING TO THE ARENAC COUNTY INDEPENDENT, THE GRANT REQUIRES NO LOCAL MATCHING FUNDS AND IS TO BE USED FOR ENGINEERING ON THE TRAIL IN ARENAC COUNTY. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION PRESIDENT, CURT HILLMAN, SAID WORK SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET UNDER WAY SOON. HE ADDED THAT ENGINEERING WORK DOES NOT HAVE TO GO OUT TO BID AND WILL BE COMPLETED BY THE SPICER GROUP PER THE DNR'S RECOMMENDATION.

UNEMPLOYMENT ACROSS THE STATE ROSE IN JANUARY IN ALL SEVENTEEN MAJOR LABOR MARKET AREAS. IN NORTHEAST MICHIGAN CHEBOYGAN COUNTY HAS THE HIGHEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN THE AREA AT 17.9 PERCENT, FOLLOWED BY MONTMORENCY COUNTY AT 12.9 PERCENT, PRESQUE ISLE COUNTY AT 12.5 PERCENT, IOSCO COUNTY AT 9.4 PERCENT, ALCONA COUNTY AT 9.1 PERCENT, OSCODA COUNTY AT 8.4 PERCENT, ALPENA COUNTY AT 6.8 PERCENT AND OTSEGO COUNTY WITH THE LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 6.4 PERCENT.

LOCAL SPORTS

BOYS BASKETBALL QUARTERFINALS:
CLASS D
HILLMAN (24-1) VS POWERS NORTH CENTRAL (25-0)
7PM AT SAULT STE MARIE

CLASS C
BEAVERTON (20-5) VS FLINT BEECHER (20-5)
7PM AT BAY CITY CENTRAL

STATE NEWS:

A DETROIT TEEN IS CLINGING TO LIFE AFTER BEING SHOT LAST NIGHT BY HIS BROTHER WHO WAS PLAYING WITH THEIR FATHER'S SHOTGUN. THIS HAPPENED AT THE FAMILY'S EAST SIDE HOME . THE 14-YR-OLD WAS SHOT IN THE STOMACH WHILE THE FATHER WAS AT WORK. POLICE REMOVED THE GUN FROM THE HOME. DETROIT CHILD ABUSE SERVICES IS NOW PART OF THE INVESTIGATION.

A 16-YEAR-OLD FENNVILLE GIRL, WHO HAD BEEN MISSING, HAS BEEN FOUND AT IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY IN AMES, IOWA. WOOD TV REPORTS MICHIGAN STATE POLICE HAD ISSUED AN ENDANGERED MISSING ADVISORY FOR JOY MARTIN AFTER SHE LEFT HOME LAST SATURDAY AFTER TALKING WITH SOMEONE ON THE 'KIK' MESSENGER APP. POLICE SAY SHE WAS FOUND SAFE MONDAY AND THEY'VE MADE PLANS TO RETURN HER TO HER FAMILY.

IN THE U-P, A DOG WOULDN'T STOP BARKING UNTIL SHE GOT HER OWNERS ATTENTION IN RAPID RIVER, LEADING THEM TO A THREE-YEAR-OLD GIRL, WHO WAS NAKED IN A DITCH. 9 AND 10 NEWS REPORTS THE OWNER OF THE FORMER SHELTER DOG, PEANUT, PICKED UP THE GIRL AND BROUGHT HER TO HIS HOUSE TO WARM UP AND CALLED FOR HELP. SHE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AND WAS NOT INJURED. CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES FOUND THE GIRL'S FAMILY AND REMOVED ANOTHER YOUNG GIRL FROM THE HOME.

CUTS TO ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS ARE PART OF THE TRAVERSE CITY AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS BUDGET SINCE THE BOARD HAD TO CUT ONE MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE BUDGET. 9 AND 10 NEWS REPORTS THE BOARD APPROVED THE 2017-2018 BUDGET, WHICH ELIMINATES WORLD LANGUAGE FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS AND PHASES OUT THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAMS AT BOTH MIDDLE SCHOOLS.

A FORMER EMPLOYEE AT A LEELANAU COUNTY CEMENT PLANT, LEELANAU REDI-MIX, HAS BEEN ARRESTED AND FACES CHARGES OF EMBEZZLING MONEY FROM THE COMPANY. 9AND10 NEWS REPORTS THE FORMER PAYROLL ACCOUNTANT IS ACCUSED OF STEALING AT LEAST 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS BETWEEN 2008 AND 2016. SHE'S EXPECTED TO BE CHARGED NEXT WEEK.

UPGRADES WILL BE MADE TO THE KALAMAZOO COUNTY INTEGRATED DISPATCH CENTER WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. 9-1-1 SERVICES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN IN OPERATION, BUT OFFICIALS SAY RESIDENTS CAN CALL NON-EMERGENCY LINES IF THERE'S A PROBLEM. THAT WOULD BE FOR CALLS TO KALAMAZOO PUBLIC SAFETY, THE KALAMAZOO COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, AND KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP POLICE.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 30th, 2017

Hearing on Russian Intelligence Activities (10am ET)-The Senate Intelligence Committee hosts a hearing on Russian intelligence activities called, “Disinformation: A Primer in Russian Active Measures and Influence Campaigns.”

 
FRIDAY, MARCH 31st, 2017

Neil Diamond Releases 50th Anniversary Album-“Neil Diamond 50 - The 50th Anniversary Collection” is released, marking the 50th anniversary of his first hit 'Solitary Man'.
 
Bob Dylan Releases New Recordings-Bob Dylan releases album including 30 new recordings of classic songs.
 

SATURDAY, APRIL 1st, 2017-April Fools’ Day

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Final Four
#7 South Carolina plays #1 Gonzaga
#3 Oregon plays #1 North Carolina
 
Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Announced
Finalists include Tracy McGrady, Sidney Moncrief, Chris Webber, Tim Hardaway, and Rebecca Lobo.  Coaching finalists include Rollie Massimino, Bill Self and Rudy Tomjanovich.
 
30th Anniversary: Ronald Reagan Declares AIDS “Public 'Health Enemy #1”-In a speech to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, President Reagan said he was ''determined'' to find a cure for AIDS, which he labeled ''public health enemy number one.''
 
 
SUNDAY, APRIL 2nd, 2017

Major League Baseball Regular Season Games Begin
New York Yankees @ Tampa Bay Rays
San Francisco Giants @ Arizona Diamondbacks
Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals
 
52nd Academy of Country Music Awards
 
25th Anniversary of John Gotti Conviction-Gambino crime family boss John Gotti is convicted on 13 counts, including murder and racketeering. He would be sentenced to life in prison.
 
100th Anniversary: Woodrow Wilson Declares the World Must be “Safe for Democracy”-On April 2nd 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for a Declaration of War against Germany.

 
MONDAY, APRIL 3rd, 2017

NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship Game
 
Major League Baseball Opening Day-After three games played on Sunday, all remaining 24 teams kick off the 2017 season today.
 
President Trump Expected to Meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi
 
Nominations of New SCOTUS Justice and DOJ Officials (10am ET)-Senate Judiciary Committee votes on the nominations of Neil Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Rod Rosenstein to be Deputy Attorney General and Rachel Brand to be Associate Attorney General. Full Senate vote on SCOTUS nominee expected Friday, April 7th.

 
TUESDAY, APRIL 4th, 2017

Equal Pay Day-This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.
 
Anniversary of Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.-Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed on this date in 1968, 49 years ago.
 
Prince Memoir Published-'The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince' by Prince's former wife Mayte Garcia is published.
 
Alec Baldwin Autobiography Published-'Nevertheless: A Memoir' by Alec Baldwin is

 
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5th, 2017

2017 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Announced-Inductees will be announced at a private press conference in Nashville, TN.

 
THURSDAY, APRIL 6th, 2017

100th Anniversary: U.S. Declares War on Germany, Enters World War I

Golf’s Masters Tournament begins.
 
25th Anniversary of Start of War in Bosnia
 
President Trump Expected to Host Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago Estate
 
Hillary Clinton Expected to Speak at the Women in the World Summit-Thursday speakers expected to include actress Scarlett Johansson and Hillary Clinton, TV personality Samantha Bee, political activist Brendan Cox, and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki. The event takes place at Lincoln Center in New York City.
 
Astronauts Perform Spacewalk on International Space Station (8am ET)
 
NHTSA Annual National Distracted Driving Enforcement Efforts-The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launches its 2017 National Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign, “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.”

 
FRIDAY, APRIL 8th, 2017

Monthly Employment Report (8:30am ET)
 
Senate Expected to Vote on SCOTUS Nomination-The Senate is expected to vote on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to be U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.
 
President Trump Expected to Host Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago Estate (Day Two)

Golf’s Masters Tournament continues.
 
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (7pm ET)-Inductees include Joan Baez, ELO, Journey, Pearl Jam, YES and Tupac Shakur, with Nile Rodgers receiving the Award for Musical Excellence.
 
Carl and Rob Reiner Honored in Hollywood-Filmmakers Carl Reiner and son Rob Reiner will be honored with a hand and footprint ceremony in Hollywood.
 
Miami Beach Gay Pride-Three-day event including a beach party, festival and parade.

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