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Detectives in Osceola County are asking for the public's help in finding the origins of a bicycle.

 

 

Police believe this isn't just an ordinary bike but the one used by the person suspected in the June 29th Lake-Osceola State Bank robbery.

 

 

According to detectives, a repainted gold bike was recovered just north of Hemlock Street in the village of Tustin following the June 29th robbery.

 

The bike has 26-inch wheels, a cloth covered seat and the original color is believed to be black. There was no name brand found on the bike and it is equipped with Shimano running gear and brakes. Detectives note many bike manufacturers use the Shimano brand.

 

Anyone with information regarding the bike is asked to contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at (231) 832-2228, the Silent Observer Program at (231) 590-0533 or visit casotips.com.

 

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A Stanwood man was arrested in connection to a home invasion.

 

Deputies say they received a call Sunday night about a home invasion in progress at a residence in Morton Township.

 

An Investigation by police resulted in the arrest of Joseph Caruso for first degree Home Invasion, resisting and obstructing, Habitual offender 4th offense and a neglect child support warrant. 

 

Additional arrest is expected. 

 

Caruso is being held on a $150,000 Cash or surety bond at the Mecosta County Jail.

 

 

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There's a boil water advisory in Newaygo in west Michigan.

 

It's because of a loss of water pressure.

 

That can cause bacteria to get into the system so the boil water advisory is a precaution.

 

It could be in place for a few days.

 

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Just a heads up for those commuting in Big Rapids this weekend, city officials say beginning at 8am on Saturday, State Street will be closed from Maple Avenue to Pine Street.

 

Detours will be in place to direct traffic around the closed section.

 

Maple Creek Park will also be closed during that time as well.

 

Officials are hoping the road closure on Saturday will only last for 4-5 hours.

 

 

 

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Attorney General Bill Schuette is warning residents about a new text messaging scam.

 

It's called smishing - that's when a scammer sends you text messages that appear to be from someone trustworthy. The goal for the scammer is to have you respond with personal information or clicking on a link.

 

The AG's office says smartphone users are three times more likely to fall for them.

 

You are encouraged to delete such texts and don't respond to suspicious numbers.

 

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A 35-year old Farmington Hills man will be in prison for at least the next five years following his sentence on sex crime charges.

 

Daniel Carlson was found guilty by a jury of sexually assaulting an incapacitated victim following a three-week trial.

 

The incident happened in October 2016 at a Halloween Party at Tullymore Golf Resort.

 

Prior to his trial, Carlson was charged in a second case where he's accused of sexual assault during an alleged incident in Morton Township back in March of 2016.

 

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A Clare man is facing at least two years in prison after pleading guilty to almost a dozen breaking and entering charges connected to storage unit break-ins in Big Rapids Township.

 

31-year old Jeff Kevin Morgan took a plea deal from Mecosta County prosecutors.

 

Morgan admitted to ten storage unit thefts at a facility located on 14 Mile Road in Big Rapids Township. As part of the plea agreement, the habitual offender status of Morgan’s charges was dismissed, and the felonies were treated as second offenses.

 

The Clare man is expected to be sentenced in August.

 

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A 26-year old Rodney woman is officially charged with crimes related to her arrest on Friday evening. 

 

Marissa Lyn Thompson is charged with forgery, uttering and publishing, embezzlement from a vulnerable adult and larceny in a building. Thompson was also charged as a habitual offender due to previous crime convictions.

 

Michigan State Police say an elderly woman who Thompson was a caretaker of, accused the Rodney woman of taking over $2,000 from her. The embezzlement started in early June and was discovered early this month.

 

According to troopers, Thompson wrote multiple checks to herself out of the victims checking account.

 

Police made contact with Thompson and conducted an interview, she later confessed to the crimes.

 

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A 26-year old Rodney woman was arrested Friday evening on charges of embezzlement and elder abuse.

 

Michigan State Police say the victim accused her caretaker of taking over $2,000 from her.

 

The embezzlement started in early June and was discovered early this month.

 

According to troopers, the suspect wrote multiple checks to herself out of the victims checking account.

 

Police made contact with the Rodney woman and conducted an interview, she later confessed to the crimes.

 

Further, the suspect had evidence of the crime in her purse.

 

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Police in Mecosta County are continuing to investigate an accident where a man from Morley was struck and killed while walking on the road Saturday morning.

 

The accident happened around 2:30am Saturday on Mckinley Rd near 150th Ave in Colfax Twp. , deputies say a 20 year old Rodney woman was traveling westbound on McKinley Rd when the car she was driving struck and killed a 25-year old Morley man.

 

Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors in the accident.

 

The accident is still under investigation.

 

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The start of July means a law created to cut down on the amount of drugs doctors prescribe to patients.

 

The new law, which went into effect Sunday, allows doctors to give no more than a seven day supply of medication for patients with short term pain, such as broke bones, surgeries and illnesses.

 

Sponsors of the legislation say if fewer drugs are available, there's less of a chance for abuse and addiction.

 

Doctors and other supporters say most patients with acute pain don't need to be on opioid medications for longer than a week

 

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318 Consumers Energy Customers are without power in Mecosta County this morning following outages around 8:45pm Sunday night.

 

Utility officials say power should be restored to customers in Green and Big Rapids Townships by 4pm this afternoon.

 

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The Big Rapids City Commission meets tonight for their first meeting of the month.

 

On the docket is a discussion on water and sewer rates during study session.

 

Commissioners will also take action on a resolution that establishes park hours at all city parks and also to prohibit camping at city parks as well.

 

The meeting begins at 6:30pm at City Hall in Downtown Big Rapids.

 

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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is going after AmeriGas -- For the second time in four years Schuette has sued the propane supplier for violating the Michigan Consumer Protection Act.

 

The suit seeks civil penalties as well as reimbursement for Michigan consumers.

 

It's alleged AmeriGas charged some of its customers excessive per-gallon prices on propane during the winter of 2015-16 ... sometime more than three-dollars per gallon.

 

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A Big Rapids woman is recovering after being thrown from her motorcycle Thursday.

 

It happened in Big Rapids Township on 230th Avenue and 17 Mile Rd.

 

Deputies say the 36-year old woman was traveling southbound on 230th Ave. when she lost control and was thrown from the motorcycle.

 

The woman was taken to Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

 

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Two local hospitals will be honored today for their wellness efforts in the area.

 

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) will present its 2018 Ludwig Community Benefit Award to officials from Spectrum Health Big Rapids and Reed City Hospitals for their initiative in diabetes prevention in Mecosta County.

 

The initiative which started in 2016 partnered Spectrum Health Big Rapids & Reed City Hospitals with the city of Big Rapids, various community agencies, the Lions Club and area produce vendors to launch the Big Rapids Farmers Market Health Outreach.

 

In 2017, nearly 900 community members were provided free transportation to the farmers market and almost 150 purchased fruits and vegetables using the program’s vouchers. This represented a nearly threefold increase in those using the free transportation over 2016, and an increase of nearly 62 percent in use of the vouchers. More than 1,300 people sampled healthy food recipes, 22 received HbA1c testing, and 18 were connected to prediabetes and diabetes education.

 

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Rating: PG-13

Length: 2hours 8mins

With the recent news of scientists announcing it could take them as little as five years to create a real dinosaur, I thought it would be a good idea to watch the latest installment of the 25 year old dinosaur franchise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at Big Rapids' Bulldog Cinema to see if it gives any insight on if this would be a good idea by scientists... spoiler alert, it's not.

 

The movie begins four years after the Jurassic World theme park was closed down, Owen (played by Chris Pratt) and Claire (played by Bryce Dallas Howard) return to Isla Nublar to save the dinosaurs when they learn that a once dormant volcano on the island is active and is threatening to extinguish all life there. Along the way, Owen sets out to find Blue, his lead raptor, and discovers a conspiracy that could disrupt the natural order of the entire planet.

 

Coming into this movie, I'd heard some mixed reviews by critics some saying its awesome and others saying its awful. But after watching it, I thought this was a great movie, in my opinion a great sequel to is predecessor Jurassic World.

 

This movie has everything you want comedy, action, drama, romance.

 

What stands out in my mind, especially with what I said earlier about scientists announcing advancement in possibly cloning dinosaurs, certain situations in this movie I could totally see happening in real life.

 

The film also ends with the possibility of a third installment.

 

 

The movie being PG-13, It does have some scary scenes that would probably not be appropriate for young kids.

 

 

With all that said, this is a great summer movie to take the family to or maybe a date.

 

 

I give this movie a 4 out of 5 stars!

 

Don't forget to check out Big Rapids' newest movie theater Bulldog Cinema! Located off of Maple Street on the eastside of Big Rapids, Bulldog Cinema offers low ticket prices, memory foam seats with cup holders and A-list movies! visit Bulldogcinema.com for the latest times and showings! and following them on Facebook. 

 

 

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Michigan State Police made an arrest in connection to the theft of ten storage units in Mecosta County's Big Rapids Township.

 

Troopers say three men were arrested while serving a search warrant at a home in Clare County.

 

Almost all the property stolen from the storage units was recovered.

 

Charges have now been sent over to the Mecosta Co. Prosecutors Office.

 

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A Barryton man who plead guilty to a string of break-ins around Mecosta County's Fork Township is heading to jail for at least the next five years.

 

32-year old Johnathan Frank Preuss was arrested back in March and charged in four different home invasion cases.

 

The Barryton man plead guilty to three counts of second degree home invasion charges while his other charges were dismissed by prosecutors, according to a plea deal. 

 

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Hotel Artemis

Length: 90 minutes

Rating: R

 

Set in riot torn Los Angeles in the year 2028. Hotel Artemis follows a nurse played by Jodie Foster, who runs a secret, member-only emergency room for criminals. The rules of Hotel Artemis? No cops and no killing but it turns out, the rules, the other patients and even the nurse are going to have to break following the arrival of the city's biggest kingpin “The Wolf King” played by Jeff Goldblum.

 

 

I thought this was an entertaining/solid movie especially with all the remakes out there. This was a good, refreshing story.

 

 

Hotel Artemis was highlighted by the acting of veteran Jodie Foster, Dave Bautista (WWE and Guardians of the Galaxy) and Jeff Goldblum who does a great job playing a bad guy.

 

Other actors featured in the film include, Sofia Boutella who plays a bad ass female assassin, Charlie Day (it's always sunny in Philadelphia) as an arms dealer and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) who plays the meathead son of Jeff Goldblum

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This 90 minute film was nothing mind blowing but still a good date movie.

 

I give this 3.25/5 stars.

 

Don't forget that Bulldog Cinema on Maple Street in Big Rapids will be premiering Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom June 22nd at 12pm! Stop by to register for great prizes and to preorder tickets! Call 231-598-9370

 

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