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Police are searching for an inmate that escaped from Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Hospital before 9am, Tuesday. 

 

Michigan State Police say 32-year old Ian Riley-Jackson Davis is described as a white male, 6' 1", 200 lbs, slender build with black hair and green eyes. Tattoos on right arm and left and right calf. Last seen wearing orange jumpsuit pants with no shirt.

 

Police advise residents to lock their cars and homes. 

 

Davis was arrested on a number of vehicle break-ins around Newaygo County.  

 

 

Anyone with information is asked to call Newaygo County Central Dispatch at 231-689-5288 or 911.

 

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Officials with the Ferris State University Department of Public Safety are warning students about a scam going around campus.

 

Police say students are receiving calls from a person claiming to be from Financial Aid.

 

The caller then threatens the student that if they do not immediately pay over the phone, they will cancel their classes.

 

Officials say this is a scam and to hang up the phone immediately.

 

FSU does not accept payment by phone. Payments must be made in-person or online through the secure eBilling portal.

 

If you believe you have been targeted or if you have provided financial information over the phone, call DPS at (231) 591-5000 to report the incident.

 

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One woman is dead and a man in critical condition following a two car accident involving a pontoon boat in Newaygo County.

 

It happened Saturday night, Michigan State Police say a vehicle pulling a pontoon boat was traveling south on North Centerline Road at the intersection of West Foss Street when it came into the corner to fast, causing the pontoon to fall off the trailer.

 

A White Cloud woman and a Fremont man were riding in the pontoon.

 

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

The man was taken to Butterworth Hospital via Aero Med.

 

He is listed in critical condition.

 

The driver of the vehicle was arrested for operating under the influence causing death, according to a press release.

 

His name is being withheld pending arraignment.

 

The crash remains under investigation.

 

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The Big Rapids Social Security office will relocate to its new location at 502A N. State Street, Big Rapids, MI, on Monday, August 13, 2018.  

 

Business operations at 730 Watertower Road, Big Rapids, MI, will end after close of business on Friday, August 10.

 

Social Security office hours are 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.

 

Most Social Security services do not require a visit to an office. People may create their my Social Security account, a personalized online service, at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.

 

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More deer hunting regulations have been approved by the Michigan Natural Resources Commission to help slow the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease.

 

CWD is a fatal neurological (brain and nervous system) disease found in cervids – deer, elk and moose. The disease attacks the brains of infected animals and produces small lesions that result in death. There is no cure; once an animal is infected, it will die. 

The disease first was discovered in Michigan in a free-ranging deer in May 2015.

To date, more than 31,000 deer in Michigan have been tested for chronic wasting disease, and CWD has been confirmed in 60 free-ranging deer in six Michigan counties: Clinton, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Kent and Montcalm.

 

The new regulations includes: An immediate ban on baiting and feeding in the 16-county area identified as the CWD Management Zone. This area includes Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Ingham, Ionia, Isabella, Jackson, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Ottawa and Shiawassee counties.

 

Other approved regulations include:

 

  • Effective immediately in the CWD Management Zone and four-county bovine tuberculosis area (in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Oscoda counties), hunters with disabilities who meet specific requirements can now use 2 gallons of single-bite bait, such as shelled corn, during the Liberty and Independence hunts.
  • Allowance of all legal firearms to be used in muzzleloader season in the CWD Management Zone.
  • A purchase limit of 10 private-land antlerless licenses per hunter in the CWD Management Zone.
  • Restrictions on deer carcass movement in the five-county CWD Core Area (Ionia, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm and Newaygo counties) and the CWD Management Zone.
  • Antlerless options on deer licenses/combo licenses during firearms seasons in the five-county CWD Core Area.
  • Expansion of early and late antlerless seasons in select counties.
  • Changes to regulations regarding wildlife rehabilitators.

 

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The election results are in for Mecosta County.

 

In the Chippewa Township race for the board of trustees seat, Debbie Carmichael-Zielinski won by two votes over Annette Walters, 58-56.

 

James Chapman is the Green Township Supervisor, he beat Ross Meads 328-240 votes.

 

In state election news, incumbent State Rep. Michele Hoitenga beat out former Cadillac Mayor Bill Barnett for the Republican nomination. Hoitenga will take on democratic nominee Dion Adams in November.

 

It will be Republican Bill Schuette taking on Democrat Gretchen Whitmer in November in the race to be Michigan's next Governor. Both won in the primary election on Tuesday. Whitmer beat out Dr. Abdul El-Sayed and and Shri Thanadar.

 

Schuette was victorious over Lt. Governor Brian Calley, State Senator Patrick Colbeck and Dr. Jim Hines.

 

Schuette says Whitmer will be "worse" than former Governor Jennifer Granholm.

 

Whitmer says Michigan needs new leadership after years of Republican control.

 

Combat Veteran John James, a Republican, will take on Democratic U-S Senator Debbie Stabenow. She's represented Michigan in Washington for 14 years, and says there is more work to day. James -- who beat out businessman Sandy Pensler in the primary -- says the state is ready for a different voice. He gained the support of President Donald Trump, who tweeted about him a few times during the campaign.

 

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A 44-year old Isabella County man is in police custody following the murder of his older brother.

 

Sheriff Michael Main says officers were called to a home on the 6000 Block West Walton Road (Rolland Twp) for a domestic dispute between two brothers.

 

While deputies were en route, they were updated that one of the men had shot the other man. When deputies arrived to the scene, they found a 46-year old man in a mobile home.

 

The victim's  brother was taken into custody at the scene for murder.

 

The Michigan State Police Crime lab was called to the scene to assist with processing the scene.

 

A firearm was recovered from the scene.

 

Detectives are still working on details of the case and it is under investigation.

 

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One passenger was taken to the hospital late Sunday morning following a two car accident in Mecosta County's Millbrook Township.

 

It happened on 30th Ave (M-66) at Cypress Rd.

 

Deputies say the accident occurred when a southbound passenger car on 30th Ave (driven by a 47 year old man from Barryton) made a u-turn in the intersection of 30th Ave and Cypress Rd. The car was struck another south bound passenger car (driven by a 46 year old man from Sanford, MI).

 

A passenger in the second car received minor non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to the hospital in Mt. Pleasant.

 

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A motorcycle accident in Newaygo County left a Holland woman with serious injuries.

 

Michigan State Police say a motorcycle traveling eastbound on W 112th Street just west of South Brucker Avenue when the driver, a 26-year old Montague man lost control and both he and his passenger, a 27-year old Holland woman, were thrown from the motorcycle.

 

Both were wearing helmets.

 

The driver sustained minor injuries while his passenger suffered serious injuries.

 

The Holland woman was taken by Aeromed to a Grand Rapids area hospital for treatment.

 

The crash remains under investigation.

 

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A Newaygo man accused of robbing Isabella Bank in Big Rapids Township last month is officially charged.

 

23-year old Nicholas Max Nelson was arraigned Wednesday afternoon on one count of bank robbery.

 

Nelson faces up to life in prison.

 

On July 12th, Nelson is accused of robbing Isabella Bank and then fleeing to Chicago, Illinois where he was arrested by FBI Agents 24 hours later.

 

Nelson pleaded not guilty to the bank robbery charge.

 

His bond was set at $750,000.

 

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The Newaygo County Sheriff's office is looking for a wanted woman and needs the public's help in finding her.

 

Police are looking for 26-year old Nicole Lynn Feirick, from the Kent City area. She also has connections to Newaygo and Grant.

 

Deputies say she has several warrants for her arrest and is believed to be hiding from the police.

 

If you know where she is at, please call NC Central Dispatch at 231-689-5288 or Silent Observer at 231-652-1121.

 

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The Isabella County Sheriff's Office says they have made an arrest connected to the string of commercial/business break-ins around the county.

 

Sheriff Micheal Main say a 33-year old Mt. Pleasant man was taken into custody last night.

 

The Sheriff says through tips given to the BAYANET drug task force, they were able to identify a possible suspect after a vehicle was reported stolen in the area of the break-ins.

 

During an investigation last night the suspect was seen leaving his residence in the 600 Block of South Bradley Street in the stolen vehicle. He was followed to the Isabella County Coldwater Park campgrounds. Detectives were able to locate the man who appeared to be casing local businesses and/or the camp grounds office. The man was taking into custody without incident.

 

A search warrant was obtained for his residence and law enforcement raided the residence earlier this morning.

 

Multiple items have been discovered relating to the break in’s.

 

The investigation is ongoing.

 

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The Michigan Public Service Commission has approved nearly $270 million in electricity rate cuts for customers of DTE and Consumers Energy because of utility savings from the federal corporate income tax overhaul.

 

The cut will save consumers nearly $2.50 a month.

 

The commission said the rate adjustments will be reflected in customer bills starting in August.

 

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Nearly 800 cyclists will be stopping in Big Rapids Friday as part of the 31st annual Make-A-Wish “Wish-A-Mile” Bicycle Tour.

 

The three day tour starts in Traverse City and riders will travel 100 miles each day  with a finish-line celebration at EATON Proving Grounds Sunday.

 

Cyclists will be making an overnight stop in Big Rapids before getting back on the road Saturday morning.

 

The fundraiser is expected to raise $2.55 million to help grant wishes for Michigan kids.

 

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Pepperidge Farms has issued a recall for four varieties of its Goldfish crackers due to possible salmonella contamination.

 

Those varieties include, Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar, Flavor Blasted Sour Cream & Onion, Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar and Goldfish Mix Xtra Cheddar Pretzel.

 

Last weekend, Ritz Crackers issued the same recall.

 

It is believed the whey powder used to make the crackers is causing the salmonella.

 

No illnesses have been reported.

 

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Dracula and all of his monster friends from Hotel Transylvania are back and this time they need a vacation.

 

 

The movie follows Dracula (Adam Sandler) as his boring hotel business and lack of love continue to bring him down. Wanting to bring back his joy, daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) surprises Dracula and the rest of his best friend-monster pack with an adventurous monster cruise. Initially angered by this, Dracula slowly begins enjoying himself and even finds a new crush in the mysterious yet charming cruise captain Ericka (Kathryn Hahn). However, things take a left turn when former nemesis Abraham Van Helsing (Jim Gaffigan) hunts the cruise, threatening the lives of all monsters aboard.

 

All the voice actors are back plus some- check out the list, you might be surprised! This is a great family movie (especially awesome for ten and under)- it'll keep the kids and adults smiling and entertained.

 

I thought this movie was better than the second one!

 

There is a star studded cast in this movie I was surprised to see on its cast IMDB page.

I give it a 4.0 out of 5 stars!

 

 

Don't forget at Bulldog Cinemas they have great concession deals like $2 pop and popcorn on Wednesday's and $5 all day movies on Thursday! For the latest movies and show times visit Bulldogcinema.com

 

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A Ferris State University hockey player has been charged with three felonies for an alleged sexual assault of a female student.

 

23-year old Darren Smith of Barrie, Ontario was arraigned last week in Mecosta County on three counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct.

 

In a statement made by administrators at Ferris State, the alleged incident occurred at an off campus house between the late night hours of July 7th and early morning hours of July 8th.

 

Bond for Smith was set at 10 percent of $75,000, which he posted.

 

He was released from jail but has to wear a GPS tether.

 

Full statement from Ferris State Administrators: 

 

Ferris State University has been made aware of an allegation of a sexual assault of a female student. The incident reportedly occurred at an off-campus location during the late-evening, early-morning hours of July 7-8. A male student was arrested as part of the Ferris State University Department of Public Safety investigation. The University takes all allegations of sexual assault seriously and thoroughly investigates each case. A commitment to maintaining a safe environment for our students, faculty, staff and visitors is our highest priority.

 

 

 

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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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