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Updated 08/18/17

LOCAL NEWS for FRI 18AUG17

THE MICHIGAN STATE POLICE ALPENA POST RECENTLY RECEIVED A CALL FROM A CONCERNED CITIZEN SAYING THEY RECEIVED A PHONE CALL FROM A MALE CLAIMING TO BE THE CHIEF OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMENT, ABOUT MAKING A CONTRIBUTION TO THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE IN ALPENA. THE CALLER STATED THEY WERE ABLE TO TAKE A DONATION OVER THE PHONE WITH A CREDIT CARD. THE RESIDENT WAS KNOWLEDGEABLE ENOUGH TO KNOW IT WAS A BAD IDEA TO PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION AND DID NOT FALL FOR THE SCAM. RESIDENTS ARE REMINDED TO NEVER VERIFY OR GIVE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION UNLESS YOU ORIGINATED THE ORIGINAL CALL. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THE POST AT 354-4101.

RECENT TESTS IN OSCODA REVEALED LOW LEVELS OF PFA'S IN THE MUNICIPAL WATER.  THE LEVEL OF PFA'S WERE LOWER THAN THOSE OF WATER SYSTEMS TESTED FROM THE OTHER GREAT LAKES EXCEPT FOR SUPERIOR. ACCORDING TO THE IOSCO COUNTY NEWS HERALD, THE LEVELS ARE ALSO SIGNIFICANTLY LESS THAN THE FEDERAL ADVISORY LEVEL. THE TESTS WERE CONDUCTED BY THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY. THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ALSO STATED THAT THE LEVELS ARE NOT A HUMAN HEALTH CONCERN.

THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES INVITES RESIDENTS AND VISITORS TO ENJOY FREE O.R.V. WEEKEND THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. MICHIGAN RESIDENTS AND NON-RESIDENTS CAN LEGALLY RIDE DNR DESIGNATED ROUTES AND TRAILS WITHOUT PURCHASING AN O.R.V. LICENSE OR TRAIL PERMIT. THE WEEKEND PROVIDES ACCESS TO NEARLY 3,700 MILES OF OFF-ROAD TRAILS AND INCLUDES USE OF THE STATE’S FIVE SCRAMBLE AREAS INCLUDING ST. HELEN’S MOTOR SPORT AREA. ALL O.R.V RULES AND LAWS STILL APPLY.

State and local law enforcement recently converged on a residence in Lupton to execute a series of search warrants to recover alleged stolen property.  The warrants were issued after an investigation that police say spanned several years. According to the Ogemaw County Herald, Detective Dave Stahl said it's all in reference to stolen property, breaking and entering, larceny and encompasses several counties including Iosco, Oscoda, Montmorency, Alcona, Alpena, Roscommon and Ogemaw. Present at the scene were West Branch, Houghton Lake and Alpena state police branches. Roscommon, Ogemaw and Montmorency County sheriff’s departments. Rose City and West Branch police departments. Strike Team Investigative Narcotics Group and Huron Undercover Narcotics Team. Details in the case are limited until it's turned over to Ogemaw County Prosecutor LaDonna Schultz and a suspect or suspects are arraigned on charges. (Photo Ogemaw County Herald)

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SEVERE WEATHER HITS MICHIGAN'S THUMB REGION THURSDAY NIGHT. STORM REPORTS POSTED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FROM TRAINED SPOTTERS AND FIRE CREWS IN TUSCOLA COUNTY SAY A TORNADO TOUCHED NEAR KINGSTON. THE TORNADO WAS REPORTED AROUND 8 O'CLOCK. THERE WERE NUMEROUS TREES DOWN AND SHINGLES TORN FROM A ROOF. IN ADDITION, A TRAILER WAS REPORTEDLY FLIPPED OVER. TREES WERE ALSO BLOWN DOWN IN SANILAC COUNTY. NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. A TEAM FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL BE IN THE AREA THIS MORNING TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE TORNADO.

COMPUTER TROUBLE YESTERDAY AFFECTING PEOPLE WHO WERE TRYING TO BUY GROCERIES AND OTHER ITEMS WITH BRIDGE OR WIC CARDS AT STORES ACROSS MICHIGAN -- AND IN OTHER STATES.  BOB WHEATON, WITH THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, SAYS THERE WERE TWO DISRUPTIONS IN ELECTRONIC BENEFITS TRANSACTIONS - OR EBT. THE STATE USES BRIDGE CARDS TO ELECTRONICALLY TRANSFER BENEFITS TO RECIPIENTS OF FOOD ASSISTANCE AND BENEFITS UNDER THE WOMEN INFANT AND CHILDREN PROGRAM.

A JACKSON MAN FACING CHARGES FOR ALLEGEDLY SHOOTING HIS GIRLFRIEND IN THE HEAD ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON. 29 YEAR-OLD TROY LAWSON CALHOUN FACING A FELONY COUNT OF ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO MURDER. POLICE SAY THE INCIDENT OCCURRED IN A JACKSON APARTMENT COMPLEX DURING A DOMESTIC DISPUTE. 34-YEAR-OLD TASHIA WRIGHT IS NOW HOSPITALIZED AND REMAINS IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

POLICE IN MICHIGAN TODAY ARE KICKING OFF AT A NATIONWIDE DRUNK DRIVING CRACKDOWN.  "DRIVER SOBER, GET PULLED OVER" WILL RUN THROUGH SEPTEMBER 4TH AND FEATURES INCREASED PATROLS LOOKING FOR DRIVERS UNDER THE INFLUENCE. OVER THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY PERIOD IN
2015, THE LAST TIME STATISTICS WERE AVAILABLE, THERE WERE 460 CRASH FATALITIES NATIONWIDE.  40 PERCENT INVOLVED A DRUNK DRIVER.

DOZENS OF PEOPLE WHO'VE STOPPED FOR A SELFIE AMID ROWS AND ROWS OF SUNFLOWERS IN A WASHTENAW COUNTY FIELD HAVE GOTTEN MORE THAN THEY BARGAINED FOR... A TICKET FOR
TRESPASSING. POLICE IN NORTHFIELD TOWNSHIP SAYS THEY'VE CAUGHT UP TO 30 PEOPLE IN THE FIELD AT A TIME, TAKING PICTURES AT SUNSET. OFFICIALS SAY SOME HAVE BEEN TRAMPLING THE FLOWERS, OR EVEN CUTTING AND TAKING THEM, WHICH IS NOT FAIR TO THE GROWER.

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LOCAL NEWS for THU 17AUG17

STATE REPRESENTATIVE SUE ALLOR, OF WOLVERINE, WIL HOLD OFFICE HOURS ON FRIDAY. ALLOR WILL BE AT KARSTEN’S RESTAURANT IN ROGERS CITY FROM 10:30-11:30AM AND AT THE THIRSTY STURGEON IN WOLVERINE FROM 1:30-2:30PM TOMORROW. NO APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT ALLOR’S OFFICE AT 517-373-0833.

THE CITY OF AUGRES WILL RECEIVE A GRANT FOR THE HARBOR PAVILION.  THE $95,000 DOLLAR GRANT IS FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. ACCORDING TO THE ARENAC COUNTY INDEPENDENT, THE GRANT WOULD BE USED TO BUILD AN OPEN AIR PAVILION AT THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES HARBOR. CITY MANAGER JOHN STANLEY SAID THE GRANT REQUIRES A $15,000 DOLLAR MATCH BY THE CITY. CURRENTLY THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IS CONDUCTING STUDIES ON SOIL SAMPLES AT THE HARBOR NEAR WHERE A FUEL TANK USED TO SIT. THE CITY CANNOT BEGIN THE BUILDING PROJECT UNTIL AFTER THE D.E.Q. RESULTS ARE IN.

THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY (FEMA) HAS OPENED A DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER IN GLADWIN TO HELP RESIDENTS THROUGH THE ASSISTANCE PROCESS AFTER SUFFERING LOSSES DURING THE SEVERE STORMS AND FLOODING THAT OCCURRED FROM JUNE 22ND THROUGH THE 27TH. THE SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION WILL ALSO BE THERE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AND OFFER DISASTER ASSISTANCE LOANS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, HOMEOWNERS AND RENTERS. THE MSU CO-OP EXTENSION OFFICE AT 555 W. CEDAR AVENUE, SUITE A IN GLADWIN WILL SERVE AS THE BASE OF OPERATIONS FROM 8AM TO 6PM MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. RESIDENTS OF BAY, GLADWIN, MIDLAND AND ISABELLA COUNTIES, INCLUDING THE SAGINAW CHIPPEWA TRIBE IN ISABELLA COUNTY CAN REGISTER FOR ASSISTANCE ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 2ND.

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 A FATAL CRASH IN KALAMAZOO EARLY THIS MORNING. PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS SAY TWO VEHICLES WERE INVOLVED IN A CRASH JUST BEFORE FOUR THIS MORNING AND ONE VEHICLE LANDED ON ITS ROOF. THE DRIVER OF THAT VEHICLE WAS KILLED. THE DRIVER OF THE SECOND VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO GET OUT OF HIS VEHICLE AND IS IN STABLE CONDITION AT BRONSON HOSPITAL. NO WORD YET ON WHAT CAUSED THE CRASH.

THE CITY OF PLYMOUTH LOOKS LIKE A GHOST TOWN THIS MORNING AFTER A FIRE AT A DTE SUBSTATION LAST NIGHT KNOCKED OUT POWER TO SOME FOUR-THOUSAND HOMES AND BUSINESSES.  NO ONE WAS INJURED . D-T-E IS WORKING TO RESTORE POWER.

IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN, JOHN LEWIS IS BEING HELD ON ONE MILLION DOLLARS BOND, CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER IN THE DEATH OF HIS WIFE , CARLA, WHO WAS SHOT SUNDAY AT THEIR HOME IN NILES TOWNSHIP. THE 49-YEAR-OLD LEWIS CALLED POLICE, TELLING THEM THAT STRANGERS BROKE INTO THE HOME AND SHOT HIS 55-YEAR-OLD WIFE.

MOUNT PLEASANT CITY COMMISSIONERS HAVE APPROVED SPENDING 340-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO REPAIR FLOOD DAMAGE AT SOME CITY PARKS. 9 AND 10 NEWS REPORTS WORK WILL BE DONE TO REPAIR BALL DIAMONDS, WALKWAYS AND OTHER AREAS AFFECTED BY FLOODING. SOME WORK WILL BE COMPLETED THIS FALL AND SOME NEXT SPRING.

A STATE LAWMAKER WANTS TO MAKE SURE THE SNYDER ADMINISTRATION DOES NOT REDUCE THE NUMBER OF CARNIVAL RIDE INSPECTORS IN THE STATE. IN THE WAKE OF THE DEATH ON A RIDE AT THE OHIO STATE FAIR, REPRESENTATIVE ROGER VICTORY FROM WEST MICHIGAN IS WORRIED THAT WHEN THE SNYDER ADMINISTRATION MOVES ITS FIVE CARNIVAL INSPECTORS TO THE ELEVATOR INSPECTION AGENCY THAT SOME OF THOSE INSPECTORS WILL STOP WORKING ON CARNIVAL RIDES. HE'S ALSO
CONCERNED THAT ELEVATOR INSPECTORS WILL START TO REVIEW CARNIVALS AROUND THE STATE. THE STATE LICENSING DEPARTMENT REPORTS HIS CONCERNS ARE UNFOUNDED AND NONE OF THAT WILL HAPPEN.

WITH LABOR DAY AROUND THE CORNER, THE DRIVE SOBER OR  GET PULLED OVER CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF TOMORROW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 4TH. INGHAM COUNTY SHERIFF SCOTT WRIGGELSWORTH SAYS THERE WERE NEARLY 300 MORE DEATHS FROM DRUNK DRIVING CRASHES IN 2015 COMPARED TO 2014.

ARETHA FRANKLIN IS RETURNING TO HER ROOTS. SHE TELLS THE DETROIT FREE PRESS SHE PLANS TO MOVE FROM HER BLOOMFIELD HILLS HOME BACK TO DETROIT, WHERE SHE ALSO PLANS TO OPEN A NIGHTCLUB AND MAKE THE OCCASIONAL APPEARANCE. THE NIGHTCLUB WOULD BE PART OF HER PLAN TO RETIRE, WHICH SHE ANNOUNCED EARLIER THIS YEAR. FRANKLIN IS PREPARED TO RELEASE A NEW ALBUM, BUT AFTER A 57-YR-LONG CAREER, FRANKLIN SAYS THIS WILL BE HER FINAL YEAR OF
DOING CONCERTS. SHE SAYS SHE IS WILLING TO HEAR FROM POTENTIAL INVESTORS ABOUT A NIGHTCLUB IN DETROIT, WHICH SHE WOULD CALL--WHAT ELSE?--"ARETHA'S."

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LOCAL NEWS for WED 16AUG17

THE MICHIGAN STATE POLICE ALPENA POST RECENTLY RESPONDED TO A COUPLE DIFFERENT LARCENY FROM A MOTOR VEHICLE COMPLAINTS AND REMIND CITIZENS TO LOCK YOUR VEHICLE AND TAKE YOUR KEYS WITH YOU. A VEHICLE IS STOLEN EVERY 45 SECONDS IN THE UNITED STATES AND NEARLY HALF OF THOSE OCCUR BECAUSE A DOOR WAS UNLOCKED OR THE KEYS WERE LEFT IN THE IGNITION. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT THE POST AT 354-4104.

ALCONA COUNTY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE RECENTLY RECEIVED A NEW AMBULANCE.  THE AMBULANCE WAS ACQUIRED BY THE NEW E.M.S. DIRECTOR. ACCORDING TO THE ALCONA COUNTY REVIEW, SCOTT RICE RECENTLY ACCEPTED THE POSITION OF E.M.S. DIRECTOR AFTER BEING OFFERED THE JOB BY THE ALCONA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS. RICE COMES TO THE POSITION WITH 36 YEARS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND ON THE JOB EXPERIENCE. THE NEW AMBULANCE IS A 2015 DEMO MODEL WITH 14,000 MILES ON IT AND WAS PURCHASED FOR APPROXIMATELY $80,000 DOLLARS. THE COUNTY ALSO ADDED A POWER LIFT AND LOAD STRETCHER CAPABILITY TO MAKE THE FINAL PRICE $119,000 DOLLARS.

Three teens are in custody after stealing and crashing two vehicles in northern Bay County. According to M-Live, at about 6:50pm Monday Bay County Sheriff's deputies responded to a rollover crash near the intersection of 11 Mile and West Anderson roads in Garfield Township. While deputies were en route, Bay County Central Dispatch advised them three juveniles who had been in the vehicle had fled into a nearby wooded area. Sheriff Troy Cunningham said deputies arrived to find a red 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser lying in a ditch. They soon located two females and one male, all about 15, hiding in the woods and took them into custody. All three teens were taken to the Bay County Juvenile Home and lodged on charges of unlawfully driving away a motor vehicle and breaking and entering.

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A KALAMAZOO POLICE OFFICER HAS BEEN REPRIMANDED FOR GRABBING A MAN BY THE NECK DURING A DISAGREEMENT ABOUT HIS BROTHER'S ARREST. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY CHIEF
JEFF HADLEY SAYS HE REPRIMANDED SERGEANT DERRICK TURNER FOR VIOLATING THE AGENCY'S USE OF FORCE POLICY. HADLEY SAYS TURNER GRABBED A MAN'S NECK WITH BOTH HANDS TO PREVENT A POSSIBLE ASSAULT. HE SAYS IT LASTED ABOUT TWO SECONDS BEFORE TURNER GRABBED THE MAN'S ARMS AND ARRESTED HIM.
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THERE'S CONCERN ABOUT WEST NILE VIRUS AMONG MICHIGAN HORSE OWNERS. THAT AFTER A MIDLAND COUNTY HORSE HAD TO BE PUT DOWN AFTER BEING INFECTED WITH THE VIRUS. A HORSE IS BEING TREATED FOR THE VIRUS IN MECOSTA COUNTY. THE DIRECTOR OF MIDLAND COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL, CARL DOUD, SAYS THEY'VE SEEN AN UNUSUALLY HIGH AMOUNT OF THE VIRUS
THIS SEASON. HE SAYS THE JUNE FLOODING COULD BE A FACTOR SINCE THAT LEAD TO A VERY HIGH MOSQUITO POPULATION.

MICHIGAN'S CHILDHOOD VACCINATION RATE IS AMONG THE LOWEST IN THE NATION, WHICH PUTS PUBLIC HEALTH AT RISK. THAT'S WHY A PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATION CAMPAIGN IS NOW UNDERWAY FOR KIDS TO HAVE THE NEEDED VACCINATIONS BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. THE GOAL OF THE
“I VACCINATE” CAMPAIGN KICKING OFF THIS MORNING AT THE HENRY FORD HIGH SCHOOL HEALTH CLINIC IN DETROIT IS TO ENCOURAGE FAMILIES ACROSS THE STATE TO GET THEIR CHILDREN UP-TO-DATE ON VACCINES.

TODAY MARKS THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF FLIGHT 255, THE DEADLIEST PLANE CRASH IN STATE HISTORY. NORTHWEST FLIGHT 255 BOUND FOR PHOENIX WENT DOWN DURING TAKEOFF FROM METRO AIRPORT, CRASHING UNDERNEATH THE I-94 OVERPASS ON MIDDLEBELT ROAD. THE CRASH KILLED 148 PEOPLE PEOPLE ON BOARD, WITH ONLY ONE SURVIVOR, A 4-YR-OLD GIRL WHO WAS FOUND IN THE WRECKAGE STRAPPED TO A BOOSTER SEAT. A VIGIL IS PLANNED TONIGHT AT THE MEMORIAL SITE IN ROMULUS , WITH A SIMULTANEOUS VIGIL IN PHOENIX.

SEVERAL JOE'S CRAB SHACK RESTAURANTS SUDDENLY SHUTTERING THEIR DOORS TODAY -- LEAVING SIGNS ON THE WINDOWS OF A RESTAURANT IN ANN ARBOR.  EMPLOYEES AT STERLING HEIGHTS AND AUBURN HILLS LOCATIONS SAY THE CLOSURE IS PERMANENT.  THIS COMING AFTER THE RESTAURANT'S PARENT COMPANY -- IGNITE RESTAURANT GROUP -- FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY IN JUNE. THE RESTAURANT'S OFFICIAL WEBSITE NO LONGER LISTS ANY MICHIGAN LOCATIONS.

THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN TOPS THE LIST OF THE HARDEST COLLEGES TO GET INTO IN MICHIGAN.  NICHE.COM USED ACCEPTANCE RATES AND ACT/SAT SCORES TO COME UP WITH THE LIST.

ANDREWS UNIVERSITY IN BERRIEN SPRINGS, DETROIT'S COLLEGE FOR CREATIVE STUDIES, LAWRENCE TECH AND ROCHESTER COLLEGE ROUND OUT THE TOP FIVE. MICHIGAN STATE CAME IN AT NUMBER 11, WHILE OAKLAND UNIVERSITY RANKED NUMBER 17.

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LOCAL NEWS for TUE 15AUG17

A SECOND SUSPECT HAS BEEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO AN ALLEGED HOMICIDE IN HALE.  Michigan State Police Detective Sgt. Craig Johnson said a second suspect has been arrested in connection to an alleged homicide that reportedly took the life OF Roger Knickerbocker II, a 72-year-old man from Hale. According to the Ogemaw County Herald, Johnson said the second alleged suspect is a male in his early 20s from the Bay County area. The man is currently lodged in THE Iosco County Jail, the same location as the other suspect, a 20-year-old male from Pontiac who was arrested August 10th. On August 12th Special 1st Lt. Dave Kaiser, with the Michigan State Police 3rd District, reported that the body of an elderly male had been exhumed from a shallow grave at a residence in Hale in the early morning of August 11th.  ACCORDING TO M-LIVE, KNICKERBOCKER SERVED TIME FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING A MINOR IN PONTIAC IN 2000. HE WAS PAROLED IN 2009.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, DTE Energy Foundation and ReLeaf Michigan recently announced the awarding of $70,110 to 29 organizations in Michigan to plant 750 trees along community streets, in parks and other public spaces. In northeast Michigan Alabaster Township in Iosco county will receive $3,000 and Camp Co-Be-Ac in Roscommon County will receive $1,500. Also Wisner Township in Tuscola County will receive $1,000. Grants awarded under this program will be used to help purchase trees of various species and sizes to be planted this fall or next spring.

Starting today, you can check your fall turkey application results by visiting mi.gov/turkey. On August 21st at 10a.m., those who applied for a fall hunting license and were not successful will be able to buy remaining turkey licenses online at E-License or anywhere DNR licenses are sold. On August 28th at 10a.m., all remaining licenses are available to anyone, including those who did not apply. The 2017 fall turkey season runs September 15th to November 14th.

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TRAFFIC NOTES- I-75 HAS REOPENED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS WEST OF BAY CITY AFTER IT HAD BEEN CLOSED FOR A TIME DUE TO AN ACCIDENT.  ONE PERSON HAD TO BE AIRLIFTED TO A HOSPITAL AFTER A TWO VEHICLE CRASH MONDAY IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN.  9 AND 10 NEWS REPORTS IT HAPPENED ON M-55 IN DENTON TOWNSHIP WHEN A TRUCK STOPPED AT A LIGHT, A CAR TURNED LEFT IN FRONT OF IT AND THEY CRASHED. A PASSENGER IN THAT CAR HAD TO BE CUT OUT OF THE VEHICLE AND AIRLIFTED TO THE HOSPITAL.

A SECOND MAN HAS BEEN ARRAIGNED AFTER BEING ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SLAYING OF A 72-YEAR-OLD NORTHERN MICHIGAN MAN WHOSE BODY WAS FOUND IN A SHALLOW GRAVE BEHIND HIS HOME. 24-YEAR-OLD CHRISTOPHER GRINNELL OF BAY CITY WAS ARRAIGNED ON ONE COUNT OF ACCESSORY AFTER THE FACT TO A FELONY IN THE DEATH OF HALE RESIDENT ROGER LEE KNICKERBOCKER.  20-YEAR-OLD DANIEL OLAR WAS ARRAIGNED FRIDAY ON AN OPEN MURDER CHARGE AND IS HELD WITHOUT BOND. A TIP FROM AN ARRESTED WOMAN LED POLICE TO KNICKERBOCKER'S BODY LAST WEEK.

A MONROE COUNTY MAN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ABUSING A 9-MONTH-OLD GIRL WHO WAS HOSPITALIZED IN TOLEDO THIS WEEKEND.  THE MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SAYS 32-YEAR-OLD JUSTIN DAVIS WAS CARING FOR A 9-MONTH-OLD GIRL WHEN SHE SUSTAINED LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES ON SATURDAY. THE GIRL WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL, WHERE IT WAS DETERMINED HER INJURIES WERE CONSISTENT WITH CHILD
ABUSE. DAVIS -- WHO ISN'T RELATED TO THE VICTIM -- WAS LATER ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE CHILD ABUSE. HE WAS PLACED ON 500-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND AS THE
INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.

A 35-YEAR-OLD MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY DISTRIBUTING CRACK COCAINE IN BERRIEN COUNTY. M-LIVE REPORTS THE SOUTHWEST ENFORCEMENT TEAM MADE THE ARREST AFTER A TWO MONTH INVESTIGATION. THEY CONFISCATED DRUGS INCLUDING HEROIN, CRACK COCAINE, CRYSTAL METH AND MORE THAN THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CASH.

SKATEBOARD LEGEND TONY HAWK IN DETROIT TODAY TO HELP OPEN A NEW SKATE PARK DOWNTOWN. THE WAY-FINDING SKATE PARK AND ART INSTALLATION WILL BE LOCATED NEAR CADILLAC
SQUARE. HAWK WILL BE JOINED BY LOCAL SKATERS FOR A DEMONSTRATION OF THE 46-HUNDRED SQUARE FOOT PARK BEFORE IT OPENS TO THE PUBLIC TOMORROW. THE PARK IS A TEMPORARY INSTALLATION WHERE THE MONROE BLOCK PROJECT-- A 20-STORY OFFICE TOWER-- WILL BE BUILT NEXT
YEAR.

DETROIT HAS THE WOODWARD DREAM CRUISE AND FLINT HAS BACK TO THE BRICKS...ITS OWN CLASSIC CAR CRUISE, WHICH GETS UNDERWAY TONIGHT WITH A DRIVE-IN MOVIE...AND THEN ROLLING CRUISES WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHTS. EVENTS RUN THROUGH SATURDAY.

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LOCAL NEWS for MON 14AUG17

STATE REPRESENTATIVE SUE ALLOR HAS CALLED FOR PROMPT ACTION FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOLLOWING THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS STUDY DETAILING OPTIONS FOR PREVENTING ASIAN CARP FROM ENTERING THE GREAT LAKES. ALLOR SAID A SILVER CARP RECENTLY CAUGHT JUST NINE MILES FROM LAKE MICHIGAN EMPHASIZES THE URGENCY OF THE SITUATION. THE SPREAD OF THE HIGHLY INVASIVE SPECIES INTO THE GREAT LAKES COULD HAVE A DEVASTATING EFFECT ON MICHIGAN’S ECONOMY. THE REPORT ASSESSES THE VIABILITY OF ESTABLISHING VARIOUS CONTROL MECHANISMS AT THE BRANDON ROAD LOCK AND DAM NEAR JOLIET, ILLINOIS TO PREVENT THE UPSTREAM TRANSFER OF AQUATIC NUISANCE SPECIES SUCH AS ASIAN CARP FROM THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER BASIN INTO THE GREAT LAKES BASIN.

Members of the re-established Wurtsmith Restoration Advisory Board held their first gathering last Wednesday.  The meeting was held at the Robert J. Parks Library. According to the Oscoda Press, the BOARD was briefed on the contamination issue stemming from the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base and were informed of a new filtration system which will be put in place this fall. A task order was awarded  allowing for renovations to the Arrow Street and benzene pump and treat plants. AT THAT SITE a new treatment center will be built to house three granular activated carbon filtration tanks. The new system is expected to be in place by mid October.

THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES REMINDS HUNTERS THAT THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR ANTLER-LESS DEER LICENSES ENDS TOMORROW. HUNTERS MAY APPLY FOR ONE LICENSE IN ANY OPEN DEER MANAGEMENT UNIT STATEWIDE. A NON-REFUNDABLE FIVE DOLLAR FEE IS CHARGED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION. YOUNG HUNTERS, AGES 9-16, CAN PURCHASE ONE JUNIOR ANTLER-LESS DEER LICENSE OVER THR COUNTER THROUGH TOMORROW. NO APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. ANY LEFTOVER ANTLER-LESS DEER LICENSES WILL BE SOLD ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS BEGINNING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th.  FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT MICHIGAN DOT GOV SLASH DNR.

THE ALPENA ALCONA AREA CREDIT UNION INTRODUCED NEW TECHNOLOGY TO THEIR MEMBERSHIP.  THE ALPENA ALCONA AREA CREDIT UNION IS PROUD TO INTRODUCE CARDNAV AND TEXT CAPABILITIES TO THE LIST OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES THEY OFFER TO ITS MEMBERS. CARDNAV GIVES MEMBERS REAL TIME CONTROL AND AN ADDED LAYER OF SECURITY TO THEIR DEBIT CARDS. MEMBERS HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO TURN THEIR DEBIT CARD ON AND OFF, CONTROL THE CARD BY LOCATION, SET SPENDING LIMITS AND DISABLE CERTAIN MERCHANT CATEGORIES FROM PROCESSING WITH THEIR CARD. IT ALSO SENDS A NOTIFICATION EACH TIME A CHARGE IS PROCESSED WITH THEIR DEBIT CARD. MEMBERS ALSO HAVE THE OPTION TO TEXT A TEAM MEMBER. FOR GENERAL QUESTIONS THE NUMBER IS 989-356-3577. THE ALPENA ALCONA AREA CREDIT UNION SERVES MEMBERS WITH EIGHT LOCATIONS IN ALPENA, ALCONA, IOSCO AND MONTMORENCY COUNTIES.

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A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL WAS HELD LAST NIGHT IN TRAVERSE CITY TO REMEMBER THE VICTIMS OF AN ATTACK IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA. 9AND10 NEWS REPORTS HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE
GATHERED IN TRAVERSE CITY TO CALL FOR PEACE. ROGER DUNIGAN, WHO ATTENDED THE VIGIL, SAYS HE THINKS PEOPLE NEED TO SPEAK UP AND STAND UP AND SUPPORT THOSE PEOPLE.

A DETROIT WOMAN WAS STABBED TO DEATH OVERNIGHT ON THE CITY'S WEST SIDE. POLICE SAY A 56-YR-OLD WOMAN WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER BEING STABBED IN THE CHEST, ALLEGEDLY BY HER DAUGHTER-IN-LAW. THE VICTIM LATER DIED FROM HER INJURIES. THE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW-- WHO IS 6 MONTHS PREGNANT--WAS ALSO TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION.

KALAMAZOO POLICE ARE ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC'S HELP TO LOCATE A SUSPECT OR SUSPECTS IN A WEEKEND SHOOTING. POLICE SAY A 25-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS FOUND LYING ON THE GROUND EARLY SUNDAY AND WAS TAKEN TO BRONSON HOSPITAL WITH SERIOUS INJURIES. POLICE SAY ANYONE WITH INFORMATION SHOULD CALL THEM OR SILENT OBSERVER.

ONE MOTORCYCLIST WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED WHEN HE WAS REAR ENDED BY ANOTHER MOTORCYCLIST IN THE U-P OVER THE WEEKEND. 9 AND 10 NEWS REPORTS IT HAPPENED ON M-28
IN ALGER COUNTY SATURDAY AFTERNOON AS ONE DRIVER FROM MIDLAND SLOWED DOWN TO TURN OFF THE HIGHWAY WHEN THE OTHER MOTORCYCLIST, A MAN FROM SANFORD, DID NOT SLOW DOWN AND HIT HIM. THEY WERE TRAVELING TOGETHER AND BOTH WERE TOWING SMALL TRAILERS. BOTH WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

IF YOU LIVE IN GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, SOME ROAD WORK TO TELL YOU ABOUT. THE BOARDMAN DAM REMOVAL PROJECT IS CAUSING SOME ROAD CLOSURES TODAY THROUGH MID-NOVEMBER.  PORTIONS OF CASS ROAD AND BROAD ROAD IN GARFIELD TOWNSHIP WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE NEXT
THREE MONTHS.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 18th, 2017

President Trump Continues Working Vacation in Bedminster, NJ
 
Vice President Pence Concludes Trip to Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Panama
 
Hawaii Statehood Day
Statehood Day or Admission Day commemorates Hawaii's admission as a state on August 21st, 1959. It is a legal holiday in the state of Hawaii celebrated annually on the third Friday in August.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19th, 2017

President Trump Continues Working Vacation in Bedminster, NJ
 
Vice President Pence to Speak at 11th Annual Defending the American Dream Summit in Richmond, VA
 
Vice President Pence Expected at Fundraiser for GOP Virginia Gubernatorial Nominee Ed Gillespie
 
27th Annual Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest (Brooklyn, NY)
 
Miss Black USA Pageant, Preliminary Round (Washington DC, 12pm ET)
 
Krispy Kreme Eclipse-Themed Promotion Begins
Krispy Kreme celebrates the solar eclipse with special chocolate glazed doughnuts to coincide with the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st.
 
World Humanitarian Day
 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20th, 2017

President Trump Concludes Working Vacation
 
Miss Black USA Pageant Final Round (Washington DC, 5pm ET)
 
National Radio Day
Third annual celebration of non-commercial radio, with local events hosted by participating stations.
 
MONDAY, AUGUST 21st, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse Crosses the Entire U.S.
 
Annual South Korea / U.S. Training Exercises Expected to Begin
The exercise is a “routine and defense-oriented exercise designed to enhance readiness, protect the region, and maintain stability on the Korean peninsula.”
 
Fourth Anniversary of Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria
The U.S. believes the attack killed 1,400 people.
 
30th Anniversary of Dirty Dancing Opening in U.S. Theaters
 
2nd Anniversary of Foiled Terror Attack on French Train
Three Americans and a Briton foiled a suspected terror attack on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris.  Americans Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler, and Brit Chris Norman restrained the suspected Islamist gunman after he had opened fire in the carriage and stabbed a passenger.
 
TUESDAY, AUGUST 22nd, 2017

President Donald Trump Holds Make America Great Again Rally in Phoenix (9pm ET)
 
Bill Cosby Pre-Trial Hearing
A pre-trial conference is scheduled for August 22nd to address who will represent Bill Cosby at his retrial scheduled to begin November 6th.  Attorneys Brian McMonagle and Angela Agrusa have both asked to be withdrawn from Cosby’s defense team. Also expected to be determined is whether or not the case will be heard by an out-of-county jury.  Cosby has been ordered to appear at this hearing.  He is currently seeking a delay.
 
Forbes Publishes List of Highest-Paid Actors
 
U.N. Security Council Discusses Middle East (10am ET)
 
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23rd, 2017

Court Hearing for Rapper Kidd Creole on Murder Charges in New York (9:30am ET)
Court hearing for Nathaniel Glover, rapper “Kidd Creole,” charged with second-degree murder for allegedly stabbing a homeless man to death.
 
Samsung Expected to Launch New Galaxy Smartphone at UNPACKED 2017 in New York
 
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
 
International Beatle Week Festival in Liverpool Begins
Celebration of The Beatles featuring approximately 70 bands from 20 countries.
 
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24th, 2017

25th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew
The last category 5 storm to strike the U.S. was blamed for 65 deaths in the Bahamas, Florida, and the Gulf Coast, and caused an estimated $26.5 billion worth of damage.
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25th, 2017

Sentencing of Former Volkswagen Engineer for Trying to Cheat Emissions Tests (10am ET)
Sentencing of James Robert Liang, a former Volkswagen engineer, who pleaded guilty for his role in a conspiracy to defraud U.S. regulators and customers by implementing software specifically designed to cheat U.S. emissions tests in Volkswagen vehicles.
 
Madden NFL 18 Released
Madden NFL 18 released for Xbox and PlayStation. This year's cover features Tom Brady.
 
MTV Hosts Music Festival in Croatia Featuring Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff Comeback
MTV Summer Blast Music Festival, featuring the first confirmed reunion performance from DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince.
 
Fifth Harmony Releases First Album as Foursome
Fifth Harmony releases its third studio album, its first since the departure of Camila Cabello.

 

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