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The Big Rapids Cardinals (4-5) head to Grant tonight to take on the Tigers (5-5) in what looks like another Friday night barn burner.

 

The Cardinals are riding high coming off of a potential season changing upset at Reed City (7-2) 54-50 last Friday night.

The Conference leading Coyotes were on their heels all night only leading two times all night, both in the 2nd quarter.

 

Saez and Kailing led the attempted comeback for the Coyotes but it wasn't enough to overcome a double-double 35 point, 13 rebound game by the Cardinals Jake Martinson... and last Friday wasn't his best game to date.

 

The Big Rapids Senior had a 37 point, 15 rebound game at "The Lion's Den" in Newaygo back on January 4th. The Cardinals lost in overtime 75-68. The Lions are undefeated at home and 4-0 in Conference as of today taking down the Warriors, Vikings, and Tigers with the Cardinals. The Coyotes head there tonight.

 

The Grant Tigers are coming into Friday on a 2 game conference losing streak; 66-48 vs Fremont and 74-60 at Newaygo. However, only the conference leading Fremont Packers have handled the Tigers at home making tonight's game another potential "Newaygo Lion's Den" situation for Big Rapids. Enter the barn burning.

 

Catch all the action tonight at 7:15pm starting with the Big Rapids Public Schools Pre-Game Show with Bryan Fongers and J.T. Scarpelli on News/Radio WBRN 1460, 107.7, & 96.5.

You can also stream the game here

 

 

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Michigan State Police are releasing more information of the missing 84-year old Isabella County man Charles Peterson who was recently found deceased in Clare County.

 

According to troopers, they received a call Tuesday morning about a vehicle that fit the description of Patterson's vehicle in Clare County's Lincoln Township.

 

When police arrived to the scene, to discovered the body of Mr. Peterson outside of the vehicle.

 

A preliminary autopsy showed Mr. Peterson died from exposure.

 

Troopers also don't believe foul play is suspected.

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Two people were taken to the hospital following a two car accident in Mecosta County Wednesday.

 

Sheriff Deputies say it happened on Northland Drive near 14 mile road.

 

An investigation found that a 56-year old woman from Morley, and her passenger were heading northbound on Northland Dr when the 20-year old woman, from New Era, turned in front of them. 

 

Both the 56-year old Morley woman and her passenger were taken to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

 

The 20-year old woman was treated at the scene and released.

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January 10th marked one year since the homicide of Evelyn Louise Ware.

 

Evelyn was discovered deceased beneath the rubble of a house fire at her home in Lake County's Ellsworth Twp.

 

The Lake County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Ms. Ware’s death a homicide. Detectives from the Michigan State Police (MSP) continue to investigate this case and encourage anyone with information to come forward.

 

There is still up to a five thousand dollar reward in place for anyone who contributes information that leads to an arrest in this case.

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A second person has now died from a crash in Montcalm County that killed a nine month old baby on Sunday.

 

An 18-year-old woman has also died from the crash on M-46 at North Amble Road in Winfield Township when a pickup truck hit the back of a car which sent it across the center line where it was hit by another pickup.

 

18-year-old Samantha Baker and the baby, Annalee Baker, were both in the car.

 

Four others were injured in the crash.

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A nine month old baby girl was killed in a crash in Montcalm County's Winfield Township Sunday.

 

Michigan State Police say a pickup truck hit the back of an eastbound car at the intersection of M-46/Howard City and North Amble Road.

 

The car was pushed across the center line and was hit by another pickup truck.

 

The baby was in the car and died at the scene.

 

An 18-year-old woman in the car was airlifted to a Grand Rapids hospital with critical injuries.

 

Two others in the car are hospitalized with less serious injuries.

 

The pickup drivers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The crash is being investigated.

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Icy road conditions around Mecosta County caused several car accidents on Wednesday.

 

Three people were sent to the hospital following a rollover accident on US-131 Wednesday.

 

It happened on the southbound side, Sheriff Deputies say the driver of the vehicle lost control on the slippery road, went off the road and rolled over.

 

The three passengers in the vehicle were taken to a local hospital for treatment for their injuries.

 

Meanwhile, a 55-year old Big Rapids man was sent to the hospital after losing control of his vehicle and rolling over.

 

It happened on US-131 near 6 Mile Rd. Police say the driver was traveling northbound when he lost control of his vehicle ran off the road and overturned.

 

The driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

 

And finally a two car accident one driver was Mecosta woman was taken to the hospital following a two car accident in Martiny Township.

 

It happened at the intersection of 110th Ave and 14 Mile Rd, deputies say 40-year old Grand Rapids woman was traveling northbound on 110th Ave when she was unable to stop at the signed intersection due to her speed on the icy road. 

 

She struck a 47-year old woman from Mecosta who was heading eastbound on 14 Mile Rd. 

 

The 47-year old female was taken by EMS to Spectrum Health BR Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

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A 34-year old female inmate who was found unresponsive Sunday in the Montcalm Co. Jail has died. 

 

Sheriff Mike Williams says when Amber Lyane Bills of Big Rapids was found corrections officers immediately administered CPR and called for medical assistance but were unable to revive her.

 

Williams says Bills was being held on two contempt of court charges and a no operator’s license on person charge.

 

An autopsy has been performed and revealed an undiagnosed perforated ulcer.

 

The final report from the Medical Examiner is pending. 

The Sheriff has requested that a Michigan Sheriff’s Association MISSION team conduct an external review of the incident. 

 

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Justin Halladay is the new Osceola County Sheriff.

 

This comes after the announcement of current Sheriff Jim Crawford retiring effective December 31st.

 

Halladay, currently the Undersheriff in Osceola County will fulfill the rest of Crawford's term that lasts until December of 2020 then will have to be elected by voters.

 

Halladay's first day as Sheriff is January 1st.

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Mecosta County Sheriff Deputies are looking for a male and female suspect they say are accused of retail fraud at the Walmart store in Big Rapids Township.

 

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the two suspects in question. 

 

If you know who the the people are in the photos please contact the Mecosta Co. Sheriff's Office at 231-592-0150.

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Two drivers were taken to a local hospital following a car accident in Mecosta County's Fork Township.

 

It happened Saturday at the intersection of M-66 and 20 Mile Rd. Sheriff Deputies say a 19-year old man from Portland was traveling westbound on 20 Mile Rd and ran the stop sign, hitting a 22-year old from Hersey man who was traveling northbound.

 

Both drivers received non-life threatening injuries and were transported to Spectrum Hospital in Big Rapids for treatment.

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Adaline and Jaxon take first place for most popular girl and boy names among babies born in 2018 at Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital.

 

Jaxon has now been the most popular boy name for two years.

 

Alternate spellings of names are included in the hospital’s Top 10 Baby Names lists.


The Big Rapids Hospital Birthing Center has delivered 545 babies to date in 2018

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Top 10 Girl Names 2018
1. Adaline, Adalyn, Addilynn, Addison, Addisyn, Adeline, Adilynne
2. Paisleigh, Paisley, Paislyn
3. Aria, Arielle, Arya
4. Ava, Avery
5. Josephine, Josophine, Josie, Josselyne
6. Lilian, Liliana, Lilly, Lily
7. Madalynn, Madelyn, Madelynn, Madison
8. Nevaeh
9. Olivia, Alivia
10. Raelynn, Raylee, Rylee, Ryleigh, Rylie

 

Top 10 Boy Names 2018
1. Jaxon, Jaxson, Jaxton, Jackson, Jack
2. Parker
3. Liam
4. Maverick
5. Ryker
6. Axel, Axle, Axton
7. Carter
8. Greyson, Grayson
9. Jordan, Jordyn, Jordynn
10. Levi

 


There was significant change in parents’ name preferences for their newborns from 2017 to 2018
with only one exception. Jaxon and all an alternate spelling of that name, has made the top 10
list since 2014.

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Check your closets. Meijer is recalling about 25-thousand Fall Creek's Kids hoodies over choking concerns.

 

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the zipper slider can detach from the hoodie.

 

No injuries have been reported.

 

The recall involves Falls Creek Kids branded children’s zip up hoodies in sizes 12M,18M, 24M, 2T,3T 4T and 5T. The affected hoodies were five different styles and colors including navy, teal, gray, olive green and gray girl's with ruffled trim. “Falls Creek Kids” and “Made in China” are printed on the inner collar.

 

Anyone who may have one of the hoodies should stop using it and return it to the store for a full refund.

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A 23-year-old woman from Cadillac has been killed in a crash in Mecosta County's Green Township.

 

The crash reportedly happened Sunday afternoon on US-131 when the woman crashed into the back of a tow truck that was turning left into the median turnaround.

 

The woman's 14-month-old baby was in a car seat in the back seat and was not injured. 

 

The accident remains under investigation. 

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The City of Big Rapids has issued a 'Boil Water Advisory' for a minimum of 48 hours due to a loss of water pressure in the city.

 

The affected area includes those north of Woodward Avenue, north of Chestnut Street and north of Cypress Street.

 

Officials say a loss of water pressure creates a likelihood of bacteria contamination, so they are advising residents to boil their water as city workers flush the water system and bacteria samples.

 

Officials are advising residents in Big Rapids NOT TO DRINK WATER BEFORE BOILING. 

 

To see map of affected area click HERE

 

To see the press release from city officials click HERE

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A recall involving dog food.

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says Sunshine Mills is recalling their Evolve, Sportsman's Pride and Triumph brand food because of high levels of vitamin D that could cause serious health issues, including kidney failure.

 

The packages have "Best Buy Dates" of November 1st through November 8th.

 

The company says any dogs who may have eaten the food and show symptoms of vomiting, excessive drooling, and increased urination and thirst, should be taken to a veterinarian.

 

Those who bought the dog food can return it to the store for a refund.

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Three Clare County Sheriff Deputies have been put on paid administration leave following the shooting death of a Harrison man.

 

Michigan State Police say deputies were called to a home in Lincoln Township last week for a felonious assault in progress.

 

Once deputies arrived on scene they were involved in a shooting.

 

42-year old Robert William Reid, was pronounced deceased on scene.

 

Preliminary autopsy results show Reid’s cause of death to be multiple gunshot wounds.

 

An investigation is being conducted by the MSP.

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The Mecosta County Sheriff's Office is investigating what it calls a “suspicious fire” at a residence in Barryton.

 

It happened early Thursday morning just after 3am.

 

According to investigators, when firefighters arrived to the scene the trailer and a vehicle were fully engulfed in flames.

 

No one was at the home at the time and no injuries were reported.

 

The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area during the time of the fire to contact them at (231) 592-0150.

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Thanksgiving is a time for friends and family but it's also the number one day for kitchen fires in the state of Michigan.

 

Consumers who use portable deep fryers to cook turkeys should know the dangers involved and consider an oil-less fryer which is a safer alternative to cook their turkey.

 

State Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer says that if you are going to use an oil fryer, do NOT use it in a garage, on or under a deck, breezeway, porch or inside any structure.

 

Sehlmeyer also warns folks to pay attention to their stove.

 

Unattended cooking is the leading cause of residential fires in the U.S., especially on Thanksgiving.

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