TAWAS POLICE AUTHORITY SERGEANT WAS RECENTLY HONORED. SERGEANT RYAN
GARTLAND WAS PRESENTED WITH A LIFE SAVING COMMENDATION AND PIN. ACCORDING TO
THE IOSCO COUNTY NEWS HERALD, GARTLAND WAS THANKED BY THE TAWAS POLICE
AUTHORITY FOR THE ACTION HE TOOK WHEN ADMINISTERING NALOXONE TO AN
INDIVIDUAL LAST YEAR. THE DRUG IS DESIGNED TO REVERSE THE EFFECTS OF AN
OPIOID OVERDOSE AND SAVED THE MAN'S LIFE. THE INCIDENT OCCURRED ON OCTOBER
22ND OF LAST YEAR AT A CABIN AT THE NORTH STAR MOTEL IN TAWAS CITY. GARTLAND,
WHO WAS PROMOTED TO SERGEANT IN JANUARY 2016, WAS HIRED BY THE TAWAS POLICE
AUTHORITY IN SEPTEMBER OF 2011.
IN AUGRES WILL SEE A MILLAGE PROPOSAL ON THEIR MAY BALLOT. THE MILLAGE
RENEWAL IS TO FUND POLICE SERVICES IN THE CITY. ACCORDING TO THE ARENAC
COUNTY INDEPENDENT IT WILL APPEAR ON THE BALLOT IN MAY ALTHOUGH THE CURRENT
MILLAGE DOES NOT EXPIRE UNTIL 2018. CITY CLERK LAVONNE PRITCHARD SAID THE
MILLAGE IS JUST OVER THREE MILLS AND WOULD BE RENEWED FOR FIVE YEARS. SHE
SAID THE MILLAGE RAISES APPROXIMATELY $81,000 DOLLARS PER YEAR. THE AUGRES
CITY COUNCIL APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY PLACING THE RENEWAL ON THE BALLOT AT THEIR
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ALONG WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF
NATURAL RESOURCES AND AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT RECENTLY ANNOUNCED
THAT SEVENTEEN GRANT PROJECTS WILL RECEIVE FUNDING THROUGH THE MICHIGAN
INVASIVE SPECIES GRANT PROGRAM. TWELVE COUNTIES IN THE NORTHEAST MICHIGAN
COOPERATIVE WEED MANAGEMENT AREA INCLUDING ALCONA, ALPENA, ARENAC,
CHEBOYGAN, CRAWFORD, IOSCO, MONTMORENCY, OGEMAW, OSCODA, OTSEGO, PRESQUE
ISLE AND ROSCOMMON HAVE BEEN AWARDED NEARLY $336,000 DOLLARS. THE PROGRAM
TARGETS PREVENTION, EDUCATION, MONITORING, CONTROLLING AND ERADICATION OF
MICHIGAN STATE ALPENA POST REPORTS THAT IN DECEMBER AN ALPENA COUNTY
SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT DEPUTY WAS INVESTIGATING THE THEFT OF A DEBIT CARD WHEN
HE LEARNED THE SUSPECT HAD ALLEGEDLY PASSED CHECKS WITHOUT HAVING FUNDS IN
THE ACCOUNT. ONE OF THE VENUES WAS IN ALCONA COUNTY SO THAT INCIDENT WAS
TURNED OVER TO A TROOPER AT THE ALPENA POST. THE INVESTIGATION WAS COMPLETED
AND SUBMITTED TO THE ALCONA COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE WHICH AUTHORIZED A
MISDEMEANOR WARRANT CHARGED TO THE 21 YEAR OLD ALPENA WOMAN WITH PASSING
NON-SUFFICIENT FUNDS CHECKS AND WAS ARRESTED ON JANUARY 10TH.
AUTHORITIES IN DETROIT ARE INVESTIGATING A POSSIBLE HOUSE EXPLOSION
LAST NIGHT ON DETROIT’S NORTH SIDE THAT LEFT A 75-YEAR-OLD MAN INJURED.
DEPUTY FIRE COMMISSIONER DAVID FORNELL SAYS WINDOW GLASS WAS BLOWN ALMOST
TWO HOUSES DOWN AND THE WALLS WERE LEANING. THE MAN WAS TAKEN TO THE
HOSPITAL WITH BURNS.
A 59-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS KILLED IN A CRASH NEAR GRAND RAPIDS LAST NIGHT.
THE KENT COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SAYS PATRICK CARDENAS LOST CONTROL OF
HIS VOLVO EUREKA AND HIT A TREE. THEY SAY ALCOHOL WAS NOT A FACTOR AND HE
WAS WEARING HIS SEAT BELT IN THE ACCIDENT IN ADA TOWNSHIP.
THE CAPTAIN OF THE GIRLS' BASKETBALL TEAM AT MACOMB COMMUNITY COLLEGE
HAS ACCUSED TWO WARREN POLICE OFFICERS OF BRUTALITY. 19 YEAR OLD GABRIELLE
STOKES SAYS SHE SUFFERED A TORN RIGHT ROTATOR CUFF, TORN LABRUM AND SPRAINS
TO BOTH WRISTS DURING HER ARREST ON JANUARY 3RD. STOKES SAYS SHE WAS
ARRESTED AT HER APARTMENT ON 12 MILE ACROSS FROM THE M-C-C SOUTH CAMPUS.
DURING A PRESS CONFERENCE TUESDAY SHE, HER FAMILY AND OTHER SUPPORTERS SAY
THEY WANT THE CITY OF WARREN AND THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO
A CASS COUNTY MAN COULD FACE CHARGES BECAUSE WHEN HE WAS TARGET
SHOOTING, ONE OF THE BULLETS MISSED A BACK STOP AND HIT A NEIGHBOR. WOOD TV
REPORTS THAT BULLET TRAVELED SOME 500 TO 600 YARDS THROUGH A WOODED AREA IN
MILTON TOWNSHIP AND HIT 42-YEAR-OLD JUSTIN ANDERSON. HE WAS TAKEN TO A
HOSPITAL WITH NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES. THE SHERIFF ADVISES GUN
OWNERS TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE A PROPER BACK STOP AND SHOOT IN AN UNOCCUPIED
DON'T BE FOOLED BY SOMEONE CALLING YOU TELLING YOU THAT YOU OWE MONEY
FOR MISSING JURY DUTY. THE CALHOUN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS ITS A PHONE
SCAM AND THEY'VE HEARD FROM AT LEAST ONE RESIDENT WHO GOT SUCH A CALL. THE
SCAMMER THREATENED THEM WITH JAIL IF THEY DIDN'T PAY UP. THE SHERIFF'S
DEPARTMENT SAYS THE COURTS WOULD NOT NOTIFY YOU IN THAT MANNER IF YOU MISSED
saved a woman, her dog and two cats from carbon monoxide poisoning.
According to Up North Live, the incident happened Saturday morning in
Crawford County. The Frederic Fire Department, Firefighter Paramedic Trudeau
and Firefighter EMT Lee responded to a carbon monoxide emergency at a house
in Frederic. The fire department says Trudeau and Lee entered the home
with a four-gas monitor when they found the woman, the monitor showed
extremely high levels of carbon monoxide. Together, Trudeau and Lee
performed an emergency rescue of the woman, moving her to fresh air and into
the ambulance waiting outside. The woman was taken to Alpena General
Hospital due to the extremely high levels of carbon monoxide found in the
home. Alpena General hospital is equipped with a hyperbaric chamber to
remove carbon monoxide from the victim's bloodstream. The source of
the carbon monoxide leak is still under investigation.
HAVE YOU BOUGHT MILK IN MICHIGAN IN THE PAST 14 YEARS? WELL, YOU MAY BE OWED
A REFUND. DAIRY PRODUCERS SETTLED A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FOR 52 MILLION
DOLLARS. THAT SUIT ACCUSED THEM OF PREMATURELY SLAUGHTERING ABOUT HALF A
MILLION COWS TO RAISE THE COST OF MILK BY LOWERING THE SUPPLY. THEY DENIED
THE ALLEGATIONS, BUT SETTLED THE SUIT. MICHIGAN IS ONE OF 15 STATES INVOLVED
IN THE SUIT. IF YOU BOUGHT MILK SINCE 2003, YOU CAN FILE FOR A REFUND.
DAYS LEFT BEFORE PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA LEAVES OFFICE, AN IONIA COUNTY
BUSINESS IS TAKING A PARTING INSULT AT HIM. WOOD TV REPORTS THAT I-96 TOWING
& REPAIR HAS A DIGITAL SIGN THAT READS... "ONLY A FEW MORE DAYS AND THAT
"BLANK" WILL BE OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE." ZEELAND RESIDENT BEN LICHTENWALNER
CALLS IT AN EMBARRASSMENT, BUT THE SHERIFF SAYS THE DEROGATORY MESSAGE IS
NOT ILLEGAL SINCE IT'S A PRIVATE BUSINESS.
MICHIGAN WOMAN CAN THANK HER CAT AND HER MOTHER THAT SHE'S ALIVE TODAY.
9 AND 10 NEWS REPORTS CASSIDY DEBUSSCHERE'S CAT WAS SCREAMING WHEN SHE WOKE
UP LAST SATURDAY AND SHE HAD A HEADACHE. SHE CALLED HER MOTHER , WHO TOLD
HER IT COULD BE CARBON MONOXIDE. SHE PASSED OUT, BUT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT
RESCUED HER AND HER PETS. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT SAYS THE HOME DID NOT HAVE A
CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR AND THE OUTCOME COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH DIFFERENT.
D-N-R OFFICER IN THE UPPER PENINSULA IS BEING HAILED A HERO FOR SAVING THREE
PEOPLE RECENTLY. CONSERVATION OFFICER MIKE EVINK SAVED A PROPANE DELIVERY
MAN, WHO WAS OVERCOME BY CARBON MONOXIDE AT A HOME IN SCHOOLCRAFT COUNTY
LAST WEEK. THE HOMEOWNER DIED. DAYS BEFORE, EVINK HELPED TWO
SNOWMOBILERS WHO WERE LOST AND THEIR SLEDS HAD BROKEN DOWN. EVINK AND A U-S
FOREST SERVICE OFFICER FOLLOWED THE TRACKS AND FOOTPRINTS TO FIND THEM WITH
THE TEMPERATURE AROUND ZERO. SEE THE FULL STORY ON OUR
DNR NEWS PAGE.
MICHIGAN COUNTIES MAY TAKE A LOOK AT OTTAWA COUNTY, WHICH HAD A 15-YEAR LOW
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE LAST YEAR. WOOD TV REPORTS OTTAWA COUNTY'S PLANNING AND
PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT'S SHANNON VIRTUE SAYS PEOPLE ARE MOVING TO THE AREA,
AND BUSINESSES ARE MOVING TO THE AREA.
and road conditions caused a crash in Sanilac County that split a livestock
trailer in half. According to m-Live, the Sanilac County Sheriff's Office
received a call regarding a two-vehicle injury crash
on East Peck near
Farr Road about
12:55pm last Thursday. A green Ford pickup driven by a 75-year-old man from
Croswell with his 43-year-old female passenger was traveling east on Peck
when the driver lost control on the icy road and crossed the center line
into oncoming traffic. according to Deputy Phil Deacons, The truck struck a
gray Ford pickup pulling an empty livestock trailer driven by a 67-year-old
man with a 65-year-old female passenger, both from Jeddo. The collision
split the trailer in half. DEACONS SAID Alcohol was not a factor, but speed
and road conditions contributed to the crash. The 75-year-old man was issued
a citation for the crash and was transported to the hospital for treatment
of his injuries. Deputies were assisted on scene by the
Michigan State Police, Peck police and Elk Township firefighters.
alcohol was a factor in a crash early Saturday morning which saw a
34-year-old Vassar man airlifted to an area hospital and his passenger
treated for minor injuries. According to M-Live, The passenger, a
25-year-old Millington woman, suffered only minor injuries, The Tuscola
County Sheriff's Office reports the condition of the driver was not given.
Police were dispatched around 2:30am Saturday to Bray Road near Ormes Road
on reports of a vehicle accident. When deputies arrived, they found the
driver unconscious, the passenger with minor injuries and a 2005 Chevrolet
Malibu with heavy damage to the driver-side door. Police believe alcohol
was a factor in the crash which remains under investigation.
A man is recovering after his
snowmobile fell through the ice on Lake Skegemog Saturday afternoon.
According to Up North Live, Crews from multiple departments responded to a
report of a man through the ice. The ice rescue team along with the South
Torch Lake Fire Department went more than 400 feet out onto Lake Skegemog to
rescue the man who had gone through the ice on his snowmobile. The man was
able to stand on his submerged snowmobile until crews reached him. Another
victim was able to make it to shore on his own. Both victims suffered from
hypothermia and were transported to Munson Medical Center.
city of West Branch employees received raises before the end of the year.
The raises range up to 53 percent, amounting to nearly $100,000 dollars.
According to the Ogemaw County herald, City Manager Heather Grace said the
move will actually see the city spending less money over the course of the
year, after other cost savings. The raises go right down the line of
non-union employees, though Grace notes not all non-union employees received
raises. Overall, Grace said the city was in a good financial position and
could afford the wage increases.
the Arenac County
Board of Commissioners voted January 10th to change its monthly meeting
dates. The Council will now meet on the second and fourth Tuesday as
opposed to the first and third Tuesdays. According to the Arenac County
independent, County Clerk Rick Rockwell said he and county Treasurer Dennis
Stawowy had requested the dates be changed in the past. Rockwell said he
asked for it so they would have more time to get the council their financial
reports and the end of the month statements that are prepared. He added that
when you meet the first Tuesday, there’s just no time to do that.
Oscoda Owls Varsity Bowling squads traveled to Bay City for a double
header. The morning competition took place at Monitor Lanes and the Lady
Owls lost to the Bay City All Saints 27.5-2.5. High scores were Cassidy
Cleary 153 and 195. The Oscoda Varsity Boys Blue team won their first match
against the Charleton Heston Patriots 28-2. High scores were Grant Huebel
185 and 162; Gabe Kellstrom 192 and 178; Chance Kruse 184; Cade Fulton 152;
Brandon Anaya 158 and Mike Carafelly 178. The Oscoda Boys Varsity White
team earned a 26-4 win in their first match against the Alcona Tigers. High
games were Drew Isaac 167; Brandon Farlowe 164, Trevor Carnavele 154 and
Josh Johnston 156. The teams all traveled over to Bay Lanes for the second
half of the day. The girls defeated the Ogemaw Heights Falcons 29-1. High
score were Gabby Allen 155 and Cassidy Cleary 153. The Oscoda Varsity Blue
defeated the Alcona Tigers 27.5-2.5. Team high scores were Grant Huebel 207
and 167; Gabe Kellstrom 160 and 155, Brandon Anaya 200 and 178; Chance
Kruse 161 and Mike Carafelly 196. The Oscoda Boys Varsity White beat the
Charleton Heston Patriots 26-4. High scores were Jarrett Treadaway 168 and
Anthony Birkenbach 157. All three teams will travel Saturday to High Skore
Lanes in West Branch. The Boys Blue team will have a bye, the Boys White
team will take on the John Glenn Bob Cats and the Girls will bowl against
the Charleton Heston Patriots.
Tawas Varsity Bowling; After a
double header in Bay City, the Boys Team took a split with a win against the
bye team and a loss against Whittemore-
Prescott. Top Boys were Seth Finley with a 198, 154, Jay Tyo with a pair of
172's, Chris Clairmont with a 156 and a 148. The Girls Team won both of
their matches against Charlton Heston and Alcona. Top Girls were Sherice
Mousseau with a 192 and a 159, Gretchen Fanslau with a 189 and a 180, and
Kaitlyn McClellan 159. saturday the teams bowl against
Bay City All- Saints at Hi- Skore
Lanes in West Branch.
THE SOO LOCKS HAVE
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. THAT HALTS THE VESSEL TRAFFIC FROM LAKE SUPERIOR TO
LAKE HURON AND BEYOND. THE LOCKS WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL MARCH 25TH SO
MAINTENANCE WORK CAN BE DONE.
AT A GREENHOUSE NEAR GRAND HAVEN WAS DESTROYED ON SUNDAY. AN OFFICE BUILDING
AT THE SPRING MEADOW NURSERY IN ROBINSON TOWNSHIP WAS DESTROYED EARLY SUNDAY
AND WAS PUT OUT. IT REKINDLED LAST NIGHT, BUT DISPATCHERS SAY IT WAS MINOR..
NO ONE WAS HURT AND THE DAMAGE IS ABOUT ONE MILLION DOLLARS. THE CAUSE WILL
CRASH IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN OVER THE WEEKEND. 9 AND 10 NEWS REPORTS A MESICK
MAN WAS THROWN FROM HIS SNOWMOBILE WHEN HE MADE A TURN AND CRASHED INTO THE
SHOULDER IN BOON TOWNSHIP SATURDAY NIGHT. DEPUTIES SAY HE WAS NOT WEARING A
HELMET AND ALCOHOL AND SPEED WERE FACTORS. HE WAS TAKEN TO MUNSON HOSPITAL
IN TRAVERSE CITY.
18-YEAR-OLD WOMAN IS HOSPITALIZED AFTER SHE WAS INVOLVED IN A ROLLOVER CRASH
IN CHEBOYGAN COUNTY OVER THE WEEKEND. STATE POLICE SAY ROAD CONDITIONS WERE
ICY WHEN THE WOMAN ROLLED ON I-75 IN MUNRO TOWNSHIP SATURDAY MORNING AFTER
SOMEONE PULLED IN FRONT OF HER. 9AND10 NEWS REPORTS SHE TRIED TO SWITCH
LANES, BUT LOST CONTROL ON THE ICE. SHE WAS CITED FOR DRIVING TOO FAST
FOR THE CONDITIONS.
POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION IS PLANNING A NEWS CONFERENCE THIS AFTERNOON ON
RECENT ALLEGATIONS OF RACISM WITHIN THE DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT. THE
UNION SAYS IT WILL LAY OUT A, "...NECESSARY COURSE OF ACTION TO TAKE IN
RESPONSE OF THE CLAIMS MADE BY A FORMER CO-CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE ON RACE
AND EQUALITY." CHIEF JAMES CRAIG REJECTS THE CLAIMS THAT BLACK OFFICERS ARE
THE MICHIGAN TATE POLICE IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT
TROOPER ROBERT MITCHELL FROM THE ALPENA POST IS THE RECIPIENT OF THE
CORPORAL SAMUEL A. MAPES CRIMINAL PATROL AND INVESTIGATION AWARD. EACH AWARD
RECIPIENT RECEIVES A SPECIAL SERVICE RIBBON TO WEAR ON THEIR UNIFORM. IT
INCLUDES SEVEN BLUE STARS IN HONOR OF CORPORAL MAPES WHO WAS THE SEVENTH
MICHIGAN STATE POLICE TROOPER TO DIE IN THE LINE OF DUTY. IN ADDITION, TOP
AWARD RECIPIENTS HAVE THE FIRST OPPORTUNITY TO DRIVE SPECIAL EDITION BLACK
AND GOLD PATROL CARS IN HONOR OF THE DEPARTMENT’S 100TH
ANNIVERSARY. MITCHELL WAS RECOGNIZED AT A CEREMONY IN LANSING ON WEDNESDAY.
THE FIRST FEDERAL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION RECENTLY
PRESENTED A $500 GRANT TO LARRY CLARK, PRESIDENT OF THE TAKING PRIDE IN
ALPENA SOUTH BAY ORGANIZATION TO HELP FUND A PROJECT THAT WILL EXTEND THE
CURRENT TWELVE MILE ALPENA BI-PATH SOUTHWARD FROM ISLAND DRIVE TO SOUTH
PARTRIDGE ROAD. MIKE MAHLER, FIRST FEDERAL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PRESIDENT,
WAS ON HAND TO PRESENT THE GRANT DOLLARS TO CLARK. THE FIRST FEDERAL
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION WAS CREATED IN 2005 TO ENHANCE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN
FIRST FEDERAL OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN COMMUNITY BANK AND THE COMMUNITIES IN
WHICH THEY OPERATE TO SHARE IN THEIR LONG-TERM GROWTH.
THE TAWAS SCHOOL BOARD HELD ITS RE-ORGANIZATIONAL
MEETING MONDAY NIGHT. A NEW SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT AND TREASURER WERE
ELECTED. ACCORDING TO THE IOSCO COUNTY NEWS HERALD, MIKE RUSSO WAS ELECTED
THE BOARD'S NEW PRESIDENT AND BILL BRITT WAS CHOSEN AS THE TREASURER. THE
TWO TRADED PLACES AS BRITT WAS PREVIOUSLY PRESIDENT AND RUSSO TREASURER.
ANNE FREEL WAS RE-ELECTED AS VICE PRESIDENT AND CONNIE O'CONNOR AS
SECRETARY. SWORN IN AFTER BEING RE-ELECTED IN NOVEMBER WERE JIM BACARELLA,
FREEL AND O'CONNOR. ALSO SWORN IN WAS NEWLY ELECTED BOARD MEMBER JULIE ULMAN.
INCORRECT PROPERTY DESCRIPTIONS IN ARENAC COUNTY
WILL NEED TO BE CORRECTED. ONE OF THE ISSUES IS THAT THE ARENAC COUNTY
TOWNSHIP CEMETERY IS NOT PROPERLY DESCRIBED IN THE TOWNSHIP'S PLAT BOOK.
ACCORDING TO THE ARENAC COUNTY INDEPENDENT, IT IS NOT THE ONLY PROPERTY THAT
NEEDS AN UPDATED PROPERTY DESCRIPTION. APPROXIMATELY SEVEN PARCELS ALONG
MAIN STREET DO NOT HAVE THE CORRECT PROPERTY BOUNDARIES. BECAUSE THE
PROPERTIES ARE NEAR THE TOWNSHIP CEMETERY, TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR TIM HAGLEY
SAID NO NEW CEMETERY PLOTS WILL BE SOLD UNTIL THE ISSUE IS CORRECTED.
HAGLEY SAID HE HOPES TO HAVE A MEETING WITH ALL THE PROPERTY OWNERS OF THE
INCORRECTLY LISTED PARCELS AND THAT AN AGREEMENT CAN BE REACHED WITHOUT
HAVING TO INVOLVE ATTORNEYS OR THE COURTS.
ANOTHER PERSON HAS BEEN KILLED AFTER BEING HIT BY A SNOW PLOW IN
MICHIGAN, THIS TIME IN YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP. M-LIVE REPORTS THE PEDESTRIAN WAS
HIT & KILLED LAST NIGHT. THE WASHTENAW COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS A
BELLEVILLE RESIDENT WAS DRIVING THE PLOW. A WOMAN WAS HIT AND KILLED
BY A PICKUP WITH A SNOW PLOW ATTACHED NEAR GRAND RAPIDS ON TUESDAY.
A WOMAN HAS NOW BEEN ARRESTED IN CHIPPEWA COUNTY FOR A FATAL DECEMBER CRASH.
9 AND 10 NEWS REPORTS BENJAMIN HILTS WAS KILLED IN THE CRASH IN RABER
TOWNSHIP AND INITIALLY, INVESTIGATORS THOUGHT HE WAS DRIVING. SHERIFF MIKE
BITNAR SAYS THEY OWE IT TO THE VICTIM AND ESPECIALLY TO FAMILY TO FIND OUT
WHAT REALLY HAPPENED. DEPUTIES SAY TIFFANY DUMBACK WAS ACTUALLY DRIVING WHEN
THE PICKUP VEERED OFF THE ROAD AND HIT A LARGE ROCK AND SEVERAL TREES. SHE'S
CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER WITH A VEHICLE AND
FAILURE TO REPORT AN ACCIDENT.
YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO USE MEDICAL MARIJUANA IF YOU RENT A PLACE TO LIVE.
GOVERNOR RICK SNYDER HAS SIGNED A BILL INTO LAW THAT GIVES LANDLORDS THE
OPTION THE OPTION TO BAN THE USE OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA ON THEIR PROPERTIES.
THE PATIENT CARE COORDINATOR AT CHRONIC LLC, ADAM DEVANEY, TELLS 9 AND 10
NEWS THAT THEY SEE DOWN THE ROAD THAT WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IS THAT ONE OR
MORE OF THEIR PATIENTS IS GOING TO RUN INTO THIS ISSUE WITH THEIR LANDLORD
WITH THEIR MEDICINE OF CHOICE.
A 67-YEAR-OLD DRUMMOND ISLAND MAN, ROBERT HENNING, HAS BEEN FOUND GUILTY IN
A CHILD PORN CASE. A JURY FOUND HENNING GUILTY OF TEN COUNTS OF CHILD
ABUSIVE MATERIAL AND 10 COUNTS OF USING A COMPUTER TO COMMIT A CRIME IN
CHIPPEWA COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT. DETECTIVES SAY MORE THAN SEVEN THOUSAND
IMAGES AND VIDEOS WERE FOUND DURING THE INVESTIGATION. HE IS ALSO
CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF MANUFACTURING PURIFIED MARIJUANA FOR DISTRIBUTION.
ALL THE CRIMES WERE TREATED AS FELONIOUS. POLICE SUSPECTED THAT
HENNING'S COMPUTER HAD EVEN MORE IMAGES ON DIFFERING DIGITAL MEDIA.
A BOARD MEMBER AND HER HUSBAND HAVE GIVEN A LARGE DONATION TO SUPPORT THE
ARTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN--REGENT ANDREA FISCHER NEWMAN AND HER
HUSBAND, FRANK NEWMAN, ARE MAKING A ONE MILLION-
DOLLAR DONATION TO THE UNIVERSITY'S SCHOOL OF MUSIC, THEATRE AND DANCE. THIS
IS TO SUPPORT NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS AND FACILITY RENOVATIONS IN THE
SCHOOL'S DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE & DRAMA.
IT IS CHARITY PREVIEW NIGHT AT THE NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW --
NOT ONLY A BIG PARTY -- BUT A WAY TO RAISE A LOT OF MONEY FOR CHARITIES.
SINCE 1976, THE FUNDRAISER HAS COLLECTED MORE THAN 106 MILLION DOLLARS.
ON WEDNESDAY, DETECTIVES FROM THE HURON UNDERCOVER
NARCOTICS TEAM, OR HUNT, ARRESTED FOUR ALPENA RESIDENTS FOR CONSPIRACY TO
MANUFACTURE METHAMPHETAMINE. CULMINATING AFTER A TWO MONTH INVESTIGATION, A
TRAFFIC STOP WAS MADE ON A VEHICLE AS IT WAS LEAVING A LOCAL RETAIL STORE.
DURING THE STOP, THE PASSENGER, A 34 YEAR OLD MAN AND 40 YEAR OLD ALPENA MAN
ATTEMPTED TO PROVIDE POLICE WITH FALSE INFORMATION REGARDING THEIR IDENTITY.
DETECTIVES THEN EXECUTED A SEARCH WARRANT AT THE 34 YEAR OLD SUBJECT’S HOME
ON OHLRICH ROAD IN LONG RAPIDS TOWNSHIP IN ALPENA COUNTY. TWO FEMALES, 28
AND 18 YEARS OLD, BOTH FROM ALPENA, WERE ARRESTED. DURING THE SEARCH WARRANT
MULTIPLE COOK LABS WERE LOCATED IN ADDITION TO A LARGE AMOUNT OF EVIDENCE.
THE CASE WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE ALPENA COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE FOR
REVIEW AND ADDITIONAL CHARGES ARE EXPECTED.
WEDNESDAY, STATE REPRESENTATIVE SUE ALLOR WAS JOINED BY HER FAMILY FOR THE
FIRST SESSION DAY OF THE MICHIGAN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN THE 99TH
MICHIGAN LEGISLATURE. THE DAY INCLUDED TAKING CEREMONIAL AND OFFICIAL OATHS
OF OFFICE, MEETING GOVERNOR SNYDER AND SELECTING HER HOUSE SEAT. ALLOR SAID
SHE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO HELPING THE RESIDENTS OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN AND THE
106TH HOUSE DISTRICT. SHE ENCOURAGES EVERYONE TO CONTACT HER WITH
ANY ISSUES, CONCERNS OR THOUGHTS THEY HAVE ABOUT OUR STATE OR REGION.
ALLOR’S LANSING OFFICE CAN BE REACHED BY CALLING 517-373-0833.
THE OSCODA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS VOTED TO
END ITS CONTRACT WITH THE ARCHITECTS DESIGNING THE NEW OSCODA COUNTY
COURTHOUSE. BUILDING COMMITTEE MEMBERS SAID THAT THE ARCHITECTURAL
FIRM DID NOT ADDRESS THEIR CONCERNS. ACCORDING TO THE OSCODA COUNTY HERALD,
COMMISSIONER BRANDY WRIGHT SAID THE NEW PROPOSAL DID NOT SUIT THE COUNTY'S
NEEDS IN TERMS OF PRICE AND SIZE. THE COUNTY HAS PLANS TO WORK WITH LOCAL
ARCHITECTS AND POSSIBLY LOCAL SCHOOLS LIKE KIRTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
COMMISSIONER LARRY WILSON SAID HE AND COMMISSIONER BRANDY WRIGHT WILL BE
SEEKING OUT THOSE NEW ARCHITECTS. WRIGHT ALSO SAID SHE HOPES THE PUBLIC CAN
BE INVOLVED WITH THE PROCESS GOING FORWARD THROUGH LETTERS, EMAILS OR
ATTENDANCE AT FUTURE COMMITTEE MEETINGS.
WORK IN AUGRES TO REPAIR STORM SEWERS ON MICHIGAN
AVENUE WAS RECENTLY APPROVED. THE AUGRES CITY COUNCIL APPROVED THE
REPAIRS AT A COST OF $67,112 DOLLARS. ACCORDING TO THE ARENAC COUNTY
INDEPENDENT, THE CITY RECEIVED THREE BIDS FOR THE WORK AND APPROVED THE BID
OF BILACIC TRUCKING OF AUGRES. THE SECTION OF MICHIGAN AVENUE THAT WOULD BE
WORKED ON IS SOUTH OF U.S. 23 AND EAST OF MAIN STREET. ALTHOUGH THE REPAIRS
WOULD GET THE SEWERS BACK IN PROPER WORKING ORDER, BILACIC TRUCKING WOULD
NOT BE WORKING IN INDIVIDUAL YARDS. CITY CLERK LAVONNE PRITCHARD SAID THAT
SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BUT PROPERTY OWNERS WOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR IT. MONIES
FOR THE SEWER REPAIRS WILL COME FROM THE CITY'S LOCAL STREETS FUND.
BOIL WATER ADVISORY IN BARRY TOWNSHIP IN WEST MICHIGAN. THE BOIL WATER
ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE DELTON PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM BECAUSE OF A
POWER FAILURE IN THE SYSTEM. THE ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL FRIDAY
AFTERNOON. BOTTLED WATER IS AVAILABLE AT THE BARRY TOWNSHIP HALL BETWEEN 9AM
A VIGIL BEING HELD TONIGHT FOR DANIELLE STISLICKI, A
FARMINGTON HILLS WOMAN WHO VANISHED MORE THAN A MONTH AGO. STISLICKI FAILED
TO MEET A FRIEND FOR DINNER, AND HER JEEP WAS FOUND AT HER APARTMENT COMPLEX
WITH HER PURSE AND ID, BUT NOT HER KEYS AND CELL PHONE.
LOCAL LEADERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND OTHERS WILL TAKE
PART IN THE VIGIL TO RAISE AWARENESS IN STISLICKI'S CASE. THE VIGIL IS IN
REDFORD TOWNSHIP. SOME BUSINESSES HAVE JOINED TOGETHER TO CALL FOR THE
REMOVAL OF THE ENBRIDGE OIL PIPELINE IN THE STRAITS OF MACKINAC. THE GREAT
LAKES BUSINESS NETWORK, WHICH INCLUDES BELLS BREWING, SHEPLER'S FERRY AND
THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION, SAY IF THE STRAITS BECOME CONTAMINATED,
WHAT WILL THAT DO FOR THEIR ABILITY TO SELL AD CONTINUE THE GREAT MOMENTUM
THE STATE HAS NOW? ENBRIDGE SAYS THEY LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING WITH THE
BUSINESS LEADERS TO DISCUSS
ENBRIDGE'S ROLE IN PROTECTING THE GREAT LAKES AND PROVIDING ENERGY FOR THE
MANUFACTURING AND BUSINESS COMMUNITY.
CASCADE TOWNSHIP FIREFIGHTER AND FORMER TOWNSHIP CLERK HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH
CHILD SEXUALLY ABUSIVE ACTIVITY FOR ALLEGEDLY HAVING A SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP
WITH A TEENAGE GIRL. WOOD TV REPORTS 51-YEAR-OLD CLEM BELL ALLEGEDLY HAD THE
RELATIONSHIP WITH A 16 YEAR OLD GIRL THAT BEGAN LAST APRIL. THE TEEN
ADMITTED TO THE RELATIONSHIP. POLICE SAY THEY FOUND ALLEGED SEXUAL PICTURES
ON BELL'S PHONE. HE'S BEEN SUSPENDED AS A FIREFIGHTER.
A HALF MILLION DOLLAR GIFT FROM THE DICK AND THERESA
BARCH FOUNDATION WILL LAUNCH A CENTER FOR FRESHWATER RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
AT LAKE SUPERIOR STATE UNIVERSITY. THE CENTER WILL INCLUDE AN IMPROVED
HATCHERY FACILITY, EXPANDED RESEARCH AND CLASSROOM SPACE, AND STATE OF THE
ART RESEARCH AND FISH DISEASE TESTING LABS. THE $11.8 (ELEVEN-POINT EIGHT)
MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT SHOULD BE COMPLETE IN 2021.
Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
The Hall of Fame Class of 2017 is announced. The ballot is
highlighted by Manny Ramirez, Vladimir Guerrero, Ivan Rodriguez,
Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Trevor Hoffman.
People's Choice Awards
The 43rd People's Choice Awards honoring TV, film and music,
airs on CBS. Fifth Harmony is expected to perform for the first
time following the departure of group member Camila Cabello.
Final Full Day of Barack Obama's Presidency
President-elect Wreath-Laying Ceremony 3:30pm ET /
Concert @ 4pm ET
President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence
participate in a wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery.
They later attend a 'Make America Great Again! Welcome
Celebration’ at the Lincoln Memorial at 4pm ET.
U.N. Security Council Discusses Middle East
United Nations Security Council open debate on the Middle East
and Syria, with discussion expected on the ongoing threat posed
across the region by ISIS.
Sundance Film Festival Opens
The 2017 Sundance Film Festival opens with the world premiere of
'An Inconvenient Sequel', the follow-up to Al Gore's climate
change documentary 'An Inconvenient Truth'.
NBA All-Star Game Starters Announced
Donald Trump Sworn In As 45th President
The swearing in will be followed by speeches, the Inaugural
Parade and Inaugural Balls in the evening.
Transition of Twitter Handle
Ability to use the @POTUS Twitter handle transfers to President
Trump, with Barack Obama's tweets removed. President Obama's
tweets will now appear on the newly-created handle @POTUS44.
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