FRIDAY, TROOPERS FROM THE MICHIGAN STATE POLICE ALPENA POST WERE DISPATCHED
TO KMART IN ALPENA FOR THE THEFT OF A DIAMOND RING. ANOTHER TROOPER AT THE
POST MENTIONED SEEING A RING SIMILAR TO THE DESCRIPTION OFFERED FOR SALE ON
A FACEBOOK BUY, SELL AND TRADE PAGE. THROUGH THE FACEBOOK INFORMATION, A 31
YEAR OLD ALPENA FEMALE BECAME A SUSPECT. OFFICERS MADE CONTACT WITH THE
WOMAN THROUGH MESSAGES AND SET A TIME TO MEET. THE WOMAN ARRIVED WITH A 37
YEAR OLD ALPENA MAN AND COMPLETED THE EXCHANGE. TROOPERS THEN TOOK THEM INTO
CUSTODY. THE TWO SUSPTECTS WERE LODGED AT THE ALPENA COUNTY JAIL ON THE
CHARGE OF RECEIVING OR CONCEALING STOLEN PROPERTY, A FIVE YEAR FELONY.
pedestrian was killed Saturday night, after being struck by a vehicle near
Pinconning. according to M-Live, M-13 was closed after police responded to a
report of a pedestrian struck in the road at about 7:30pm Saturday. Officers
reported a man was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing the street
outside Wilson's Cheese Shop. No further details were available.
MEETING AND OPEN HOUSE ON WATER CONTAMINATION IN OSCODA WILL BE HELD TODAY.
THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE OSCODA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ON WEST
DWIGHT STREET. STAFF FROM THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN
SERVICES, DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT NUMBER TWO, THE U.S. AIR FORCE AND THE
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY WILL BE MEETING THIS AFTERNOON
FROM 2-4PM TO DISCUSS UPDATES ON CONTAMINATION IN DRINKING WATER NEAR THE
FORMER WURTSMITH AIR FORCE BASE. THE OPEN HOUSE FOR THE PUBLIC WILL BEGIN AT
6PM AT THE CHURCH. IN DECEMBER OF LAST YEAR, THE AIR FORCE AND MICHIGAN
D.E.Q. DISCOVERED PFC'S IN WATER WELLS NEAR THE BASE IN OSCODA. PROPERTY
OWNERS AFFECTED ARE BEING OFFERED ALTERNATE WATER SOURCES WHILE A PERMANENT
SOLUTION IS WORKED OUT.
A SEARCH IS UNDERWAY FOR THREE MISSING BOATERS IN ERIE, MICHIGAN.
THE SEARCH BEGAN EARLY THIS MORNING NEAR THE LOST PENINSULA MARINA. THE
COAST GUARD, ALONG WITH MORIN POINT WATER RESCUE, IS LOOKING FOR A BOAT WITH
THREE PEOPLE ON BOARD THAT NEVER RETURNED FROM THE LAKE.
A FOUR YEAR OLD GIRL HAS BEEN KILLED AND HER MOTHER INJURED AFTER THEY WERE
ATTACKED BY THEIR NEW DOG ON SUNDAY. WOOD TV REPORTS ST. JOSEPH COUNTY
UNDERSHERIFF MARK LILLYWHITE SAYS THE FAMILY HAD JUST GOTTEN THE DOG ,
BELIEVED TO BE A DOBERMAN OR A DOBERMAN MIX THAT ATTACKED THEM AT THEIR HOME
IN SHERMAN TOWNSHIP. THE MOTHER IS HOSPITALIZED.
A FIRE LAST NIGHT AT CHASE SPORTS BAR IN JACKSON. M-LIVE REPORTS OWNER RANDY
LEMASTER SAYS SOME OF HIS WORKERS WERE IN THE BACK OF THE RESTAURANT WHEN
SOMEONE CAME IN AND YELLED "CALL 9-1-1, YOU'RE ON FIRE." NO ONE WAS HURT,
BUT A NEARBY APARTMENT BUILDING WAS EVACUATED. NO CAUSE OF THE FIRE, BUT
DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF DAVID WOODEN SAYS IT APPEARS SUSPICIOUS.
A STANDOFF OVERNIGHT IN KALAMAZOO HAS ENDED PEACEFULLY. WOOD TV REPORTS IT
BEGAN AFTER A FIGHT BETWEEN ROOMMATES WHEN A MAN ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTED HIS
FEMALE ROOMMATE AND THREATENED HER WITH A WEAPON. THE WOMAN GOT OUT OF THE
HOME, BUT THE MAN WOULDN'T COME OUT FOR POLICE. IT ALL BEGAN AT ABOUT 7:30
LAST NIGHT AND THE MAN WAS NOT ARRESTED UNTIL 4:30 THIS MORNING.
HOPE COLLEGE IN HOLLAND, MICHIGAN HAS ISSUED AN ALERT TO STUDENTS INVOLVING
A SEXUAL ASSAULT ON CAMPUS.
THE POST WAS ON THE SCHOOL'S WEBSITE AND SAYS CAMPUS SAFETY HAD RECEIVED A
REPORT OF A SEXUAL ASSAULT AT A COTTAGE ON CAMPUS EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.
THE SUSPECT WAS KNOWN TO THE VICTIM AND THE HOLLAND DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC
SAFETY IS INVESTIGATING.
THIS IS THE FIFTH SEXUAL ASSAULT REPORTED ON CAMPUS THIS FALL.
TOM HAYDEN, THE DETROIT-BORN 1960S ANTI-WAR ACTIVIST WHO MOVED BEYOND HIS
NOTORIETY AS A CHICAGO 8 DEFENDANT TO BECOME A LEGISLATOR, AUTHOR AND
LECTURER, HAS DIED. HE WAS 76 AND DIED SUNDAY IN SANTA MONICA. HEYDEN
GRADUATED FROM DONDERO HIGH SCHOOL IN ROYAL OAK BEFORE ATTENDING THE
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. HAYDEN MADE HEADLINES FOR HIS TRIPS TO NORTH VIETNAM
DURING THE VIETNAM WAR AND LATER SERVED AS A CALIFORNIA STATE LAWMAKER FOR
NEARLY 20 YEARS.
Tawas boys varsity soccer team defeated Ogemaw Heights Friday night 4-1 to
win the District tournament and take home the trophy for the 17th time in
the 21 seasons of soccer at Tawas Area. Scoring for the team was Drake
Nelson and Parker Romberger each with two. Noah Fasbender had two assists
while Parker Romberger and Drake Nelson assisted ON one EACH. Dan Shattuck
was in goal with nine saves and allowed one Ogemaw goal. The team now
advances to Regionals on Tuesday TAKING ON BENZIE CENTRAL in Clare at 8pm. ALSO
TUESDAY NIGHT ALCONA WILL TAKE ON GENESSEE CHRISTIAN AT SAGINAW HERITAGE AT
DISTRICT SCORES FROM SATURDAY: BAD AXE 2 MARLETTE 0
THE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PAIRINGS WERE
ANNOUNCED LAST NIGHT. AREA TEAMS IN ACTION INCLUDE:
TAWAS AREA AT MAPLE CITY GLEN LAKE
WHITTEMORE PRESCOTT AT FLINT HAMADY
AUGRES SIMS AT ALCONA
GRAYLING AT KINGSFORD
PINCONNING AT REED CITY
HOUGHTON LAKE AT ROSCOMMON
BEAVERTON AT MORLEY STANWOOD
REESE AT NEW LOTHROP
LAKER AT UBLY
CASS CITY AT UNIONVILLE SEBAWAING
HILLMAN AT ST. IGNACE
GAYLORD ST. MARY AT NEWBERRY
8 MAN FOOTBALL:
WEBBERVILLE AT DECKERVILLE
OWENDALE GAGETOWN AT NEW HAVEN ACADEMY
ALL GAMES WILL BE HELD FRIDAY. KICKOFF AT 7PM
FOREST HEALTH & OAK WILT MEETING WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC THURSDAY,
OCTOBER 27TH FROM 6:00PM TO 7:00PM AT THE ALCONA CONSERVATION DISTRICT
OFFICE AT 320 S. STATE ST. IN HARRISVILLE, MI. THIS PRESENTATION IS
SCHEDULED DUE TO THE DISCOVERY OF 22 TREES IN THE HUBBARD LAKE AREA WITH OAK
WILT DISEASE ALONG A POWER LINE RIGHT-OF-WAYS AFTER A PRUNING THIS PAST
SPRING. PHILLIP KURZEJA WITH THE DNR FOREST RESOURCES DIVISION WILL BE
GIVING AN IN-DEPTH PRESENTATION ON OAK WILT, INCLUDING THE SCIENCE BEHIND
THE DISEASE, SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS FOR DETECTION, TREATMENT OPTIONS, AND THE
LATEST UPDATES. HOSTED BY THE ALCOA CONSERVATION DISTRICT IN PARTNERSHIP
WITH THE FORESTRY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. VISIT OUR
DNR NEWS PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
COUNTY OFFICIALS RECEIVED AN ESTIMATE ON DOCUMENT RESTORATION. THE
TOTAL ESTIMATE FROM DOCUMENT FREEZE DRYING OF LIVONIA IS APPROXIMATELY
$158,000 DOLLARS. ACCORDING TO THE OSCODA COUNTY HERALD, THAT WOULD INCLUDE
LABOR, EQUIPMENT, DOCUMENT RESTORATION AND WET DOCUMENT SHREDDING. THE
ESTIMATE DETAILS THE LOCATION OF EACH SET OF DOCUMENTS INCLUDING COUNTY
TREASURER’S OFFICE, JURY BOARD, REGISTER OF DEEDS, BOILER ROOM, THE VAULT
AND THREE DESKS IN THE CLERK’S OFFICE. THE COMPANY IS ONE OF TWO COMPANIES
THAT ARE PROCESSING FILES FOLLOWING THE OSCODA COUNTY COURTHOUSE FIRE THAT
OCCURRED ON MAY 4TH.
27-year-old man from Mio was arrested for allegedly selling prescription
drugs. the arrest came following an investigation by the Strike Team
Investigative Narcotics Group. According to the Oscoda County Herald, Joseph
Rauschenberger was arrested October 4th for allegedly selling an opioid
commonly known as suboxone, on a felony warrant. according to Detective Sgt.
William Priest of STING, The arrest was initiated in April 2016 after an
investigation by STING, following reports of Rauschenberger selling
prescription drugs. STING detectives reportedly purchased the prescription
drugs from him during the investigation. Rauschenberger has been charged
with delivery and faces seven years in prison, if convicted. He is also a
fourth degree offender and could face up to life in prison as a result.
SCHOOL DISTRICTS SAW MIXED RESULTS DURING THE FALL STUDENT COUNT DAY.
THE FALL STUDENT COUNT DAY WAS HELD ON OCTOBER 5TH. ACCORDING TO THE OGEMAW
COUNTY HERALD, THE WHITTEMORE PRESCOTT SCHOOL DISTRICT SAW A DECREASE OF
TWELVE STUDENTS SINCE THE LAST YEAR'S FALL COUNT. THE HALE AREA SCHOOL
DISTRICT ALSO SAW A DROP IN ENROLLMENT FROM 415 STUDENTS LAST FALL TO 391
THIS FALL. IT WAS A DIFFERENT STORY IN THE WEST BRANCH ROSE CITY SCHOOL
DISTRICT, WHERE ENROLLMENT WAS UP 45 STUDENTS FROM LAST YEAR'S COUNT. THE
FALL AND SPRING STUDENT COUNTS ARE IMPORTANT FOR SCHOOLS BECAUSE THEY
DETERMINE HOW MUCH FUNDING A SCHOOL CAN GET.
U.S. FOREST SERVICE SEEKS TO CLARIFY THE RULES REGARDING THE USE OF OFF ROAD
VEHICLES ON NATIONAL FOREST LANDS. A LAW RECENTLY SIGNED BY GOVERNOR SNYDER
STATES THAT ORV’S MAY BE USED FOR GAME RETRIEVAL ON PUBLIC LAND ON WHICH
HUNTING IS PERMITTED AND THAT ORV’S MAY OPERATE ON ALL FOREST ROADS UNLESS
CLOSED BY THE DNR. HOWEVER EXISTING FOREST SERVICE REGULATIONS REMAIN IN
EFFECT. CROSS COUNTRY USE OF ORV’S IS PROHIBITED IN THE HURON MANISTEE
NATIONAL FOREST AND ORV’S MAY BE DRIVEN ONLY ON DESIGNATED FOREST TRAILS AND
AREAS. THE HURON MANISTEE NATIONAL FOREST MOTOR VEHICLE USE MAPS SHOW WHERE
IT IS LEGAL TO OPERATE ALL MOTORIZED WHEELED VEHICLES. VISIT ANY FOREST
SERVICE OFFICE AND GET THE MAP FOR THE AREA YOU WILL BE TRAVELING. FOR
FURTHER INFORMATION CALL 231-775-2421
Hope in Roscommon County set up shop YESTERDAY at the sheriff's department
to get fresh fruits and vegetables to families who need it most. According
to Up North live, The drive lasted about two
hours and volunteers handed out food to about 160 families, or about 400
people from around the county.
Cars lined up around
the corner and down the street at the Roscommon County Sheriff's Department
to pick up produce. Project Hope's last drive of the season will be on
October 27th at the St. Helen Catholic Church in St. Helen. All of the food
was donated by the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.
change in the fish population is likely to affect businesses who work
closely with fishermen. According to Up North Live, The Department of
Natural Resources has plans to limit the amount of Chinook salmon and lake
trout in Michigan waters. The DNR is hoping that by limiting the number of
salmon and trout, it'll help out the population of smaller fish the salmon
eat. According to the DNR, 300,000 Chinook salmon will be stocked in 2017,
which is down 46 percent from 2016.
REPRESENTATIVE BRUCE RENDON, OF LAKE CITY, INVITES AREA RESIDENTS TO JOIN
HIM FOR COFFEE AND CONVERSATION TOMORROW AT TWO LOCATIONS. ON FRIDAY, RENDON
WILL BE AT GOODALE’S BAKERY, 500 NORWAY STREET IN GRAYLING FROM 9-10AM. HE
WILL THEN BE AT TROUT TOWN CAFÉ, 306 ELM STREET IN KALKASKA FROM 1-2PM.
RENDON SAID COFFEE HOURS ARE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR HIM TO SPEND FACE TO
FACE TIME WITH PEOPLE AND LEARN WHAT QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS THEY HAVE ABOUT
AGRICULTURE OFFICIALS ARE SEEKING PROPOSALS FOR FOOD SAFETY EDUCATION AND
TRAINING GRANTS. ACCORDING TO UP NORTH LIVE, THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT SAYS THE GRANTS ARE FROM THE FOOD SAFETY
EDUCATION FUND. THE GRANTS ARE DESIGNED TO PROVIDE TRAINING AND EDUCATION TO
CONSUMERS ON FOOD SAFETY AND TRAINING AND EDUCATION TO FOOD SERVICE
ESTABLISHMENT EMPLOYEES. MICHIGAN GOVERNMENTAL AND NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
ARE ELIGIBLE. PROPOSALS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 5PM ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 31ST.
SUNDAY AT APPROXIMATELY 4:30PM, ARENAC COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES WERE CALLED
TO A SUMMIT DRIVE RESIDENCE IN DEEP RIVER TOWNSHIP, WHERE A VISITOR TO THAT
RESIDENCE DISCOVERED THE TWO RESIDENTS DECEASED INSIDE THE HOME. UPON
ARRIVAL SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES FOUND TWO SUBJECTS IDENTIFIED AS 63 YEAR OLD
CHARLES CAMPBELL AND 61 YEAR OLD KAREN CAMPBELL INSIDE THE HOME DECEASED
WITH APPARENT GUNSHOT WOUNDS. THE CRIME SCENE WAS PROCESSED BY THE MICHIGAN
STATE POLICE CRIME LAB. AUTHORITIES BELIEVE THE SITUATION TO BE A MURDER
SUICIDE. THE CASE REMAINS OPEN AT THIS TIME.
MICHIGAN STATE POLICE ALPENA POST REPORTS THAT ON SATURDAY, WHILE PATROLLING
IN ALPENA TOWNSHIP, TROOPERS OBSERVED A TRAFFIC VIOLATION AND COMPLETED A
TRAFFIC STOP. TROOPERS MADE CONTACT WITH THE DRIVER, A 34 YEAR OLD MAN FROM
ALPENA. THROUGH CONTACT, STATEMENTS MADE AND THE TROOPER’S INVESTIGATION, IT
WAS DETERMINED HE WAS OPERATING WHILE INTOXICATED WITH A HIGH BLOOD ALCOHOL
CONTENT. HE WAS LODGED IN THE ALPENA COUNTY JAIL. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON
THIS INCIDENT CONTACT TROOPER ASHLEY SIMPSON AT 354-4101.
CHAIRMAN OF THE MICHIGAN REPUBLICAN PARTY, RONNA ROMNEY MCDANIEL, WILL BE
VISITING EAST TAWAS THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT IOSCO COUNTY GOP
HEADQUARTERS AT 900 EAST BAY STREET. MS. MCDANIEL WILL HAVE A MEET AND
GREET WITH THE PUBLIC INTERESTED IN THE REPUBLICAN RACES UP FOR VOTE IN THE
UPCOMING NOVEMBER ELECTION BETWEEN 5:30PM AND 6:15PM. PEOPLE
INTERESTED IN MEETING AND TALKING TO MS. MCDANIEL ARE ENCOURAGED TO RSVP
JAMES HOGGE AT 517-331-5743 OR EMAIL JHOGGE2MIGOP.ORG. THE
CHAIRMAN SAYS SHE LOVES NORTHERN MICHIGAN AND IS LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS
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Murder suspect in Court
Three men have pleaded not guilty and face an Oct. 25 court date
on charges connected to the shooting death of Olympic sprinter
Tyson Gay's 15-year-old daughter. The three appeared Monday via
video before Fayette County, Kentucky, District Court Judge T.
Bruce Bell, who will assign attorneys for them. Bell set bail at
$5,000 each for 38-year-old Chazerae Taylor and his son,
19-year-old D'Markeo Taylor, on wanton endangerment charges.
Twenty-one-year-old Dvonta Middlebrooks, 21, is charged with
wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted
felon. His bail was set at $12,500. Lexington police say
Middlebrooks was in the parking lot of the Cook Out restaurant
and fired multiple shots in the incident in which Trinity Gay
was killed early Sunday. Court records show the Taylors admitted
also firing shots.
Trial begins for former Ohio police officer accused
of murder during traffic stop
Former Officer Ray Tensing is charged with murder (special
felony) and voluntary manslaughter, in relation to the July 19th,
2015 shooting death of unarmed black man Samuel DuBose during a
traffic stop. Tensing had stopped DuBose for a missing front
license plate, which is required in Ohio, but not in neighboring
states. Tensing was fired by the department soon after the
indictment was announced
NBA season begins
2016/2017 NBA season begins with New York Knicks @ Cleveland
Cavaliers - with the Cavs receiving their championship rings in
a nationally-televised ceremony before the game - and San
Antonio Spurs @ Golden State Warriors
World Series begins
Forbes Top-Earning Magicians list published
2016 Men's World Squash Championship
PSA World Squash Championships, aka 2016 Men's World Open Squash
Kerry in Chicago
Secretary of State John Kerry delivers 'major speech
highlighting America's current international objectives and
discussing the country's future role in the world' hosted by
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Tesla Motors Q3 2016 earnings, for the electric vehicles
manufacturer led by CEO Elon Musk
Hillary Clinton’s Birthday
She turns 69
NBA: Pulse Tribute
It’s Miami Heat @ Orlando Magic, with the Magic dedicating their
home opener to the victims of the Pulse gay nightclub massacre
in June, including a moment of silence, honoring of first
responders, raising of a '49' banner with the names of the 49
victims of the shootings, and attendance by survivors, family
members, and Pulse employees
World Series: Game Two
UN Meeting on ISIS
United Nations Security Council meetings on the Middle East and
Syria, with discussion expected on the ongoing threat posed
across the region by the Islamic State group. Meeting will be
held in New York.
New hotel opens at Elvis Presley's Graceland
The Guest House at Graceland, a new 450-room, full-service
resort hotel at Elvis Presley's Graceland home. Members of the
Presley family and a roster of Elvis' celebrity friends are
expected to attend the weekend of celebrations, launching the
new venue which has been inspired by Elvis' home and personal
style. Many of the designs have been supervised by Priscilla
Man accused of murdering UK lawmaker Jo Cox in court
Plea hearing in London for Thomas Mair, 52, charged with
murdering UK lawmaker Jo Cox - a member of the opposition Labour
party, who was killed 16 Jun after being shot and stabbed in her
constituency. The attack - which came a week before the UK voted
on EU membership - reportedly involved the perpetrator shouting
'Britain First'. In his first court appearance, Mair gave his
name as 'death to traitors, freedom for Britain'
130th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of
The statue's construction was led by French sculptor Auguste
Bartholdi until its completion in 1884, and presented to the
U.S. on Independence Day of the same year
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