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Are you ready to take the plunge? The 11th Annual Polar Plunge takes place this weekend on Chippewa Lake in Mecosta County.

 

The event benefits over 70 Area 5 Special Olympics athletes from Mecosta and Osceola Counties.

 

Registration begins at 11 a.m. at East Bay General Store, and the parade of plungers will be at 12:30 p.m.

 

Following the plunge, the After Splash Bash will take place at the Chippewa Lake Community Building, where awards will be given out to the groups and individuals who raise the most money.

 

To register or to donate to a group click HERE

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Michigan will join in a lawsuit seeking an injunction against President Trump's national emergency declaration.

 

Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Monday night that the state would join 15 others saying the declaration of a national emergency is a "manufactured crisis" and a "publicity stunt" that will raid federal funding and cost millions.

 

In a statement, Nessel said the declaration will redirect federal funding already appropriated for the state and divert it toward building a wall along the U-S and Mexico border.

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New legislation has been introduced to change the distracted driving law in Michigan.

 

Northern Michigan republican Representative Tristan Cole wants to add reading an email or sending a message on a cell phone to the list of banned activities for drivers.

 

Currently the law bans texting while driving. Cole’s plan also limits new drivers under the age of 18 from talking or listening to a cellphone call while driving except in the case of an emergency.

 

Another bill, introduced would increase fines for drivers who text while driving from 100-dollars to 250-dollars for first time violators.

 

The penalty would increase from 200-dollars to 500-dollars for a second violation.

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The Kent County Sheriff's Department confirms the shooting deaths of three girls and their mother was a case of murders and suicide.

 

Investigators say Aubrianne Moore shot her three daughters, ages two, six and eight, with a hunting-style rifle in a wooded area in Solon Township, north of Grand Rapids Monday afternoon.

 

After the shootings, Moore put the children in her car and drove them a short distance to their home.

 

Moore then shot herself outside the car.

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The Kent County Sheriff's Department is trying to find out what led to the shooting deaths of three young children and their mother.

 

The bodies were found at a home in northern Kent County, north of Grand Rapids.

 

Family members say the kids were two, six and eight years old.

 

Authorities say there were two crime scenes and the children may have been shot in a different location from where they were found.

 

The Sheriff, Michelle LaJoye-Young, said there is no threat to the public, and murder-suicide is one of the possibilities under investigation.

 

People living in the area were asked to give any security video to investigators.

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A State House Republican from Manton says she's working on a policy fix for the current snow day issue affecting schools across Michigan.

 

Current law requires schools to hold 180 school days and 1,098 classroom hours each year to receive state funding.

 

Michele Hoitenga’s proposal would allow schools to choose between the two, rather than mandating they meet both requirements.

 

Hoitenga says “Schools should never be put in a situation where they must sacrifice the safety of their students to ensure funding from the state.”

 

The representative spoke with superintendents throughout the district to weigh every option; this plan being one of them.

 

Hoitenga said she would like to see a change like this be retroactive to ensure schools maintain current funding for the 2018-19 school year.

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One man is in custody while police are looking for two other suspects connected to an armed robbery in Mt. Pleasant.

 

Isabella County Sheriff Michael Main says deputies arrested 20-year old Douglas Gale of Mount Pleasant.

 

The Sheriff says an investigation started when police were called to Timber Creek Apartments early Sunday morning when the victims had posted a purposely edited image on social media as a joke, showing them with a large amount of cash.

 

Later, an acquaintance came to their apartment with two other men, demanding the cash they saw in the picture.

 

Deputies say two of them had handguns.

 

When the trio learned there was no money, they demanded prescription drugs and left.

 

The sheriff’s office says it’s currently working to identify the other two suspects in the robbery. 

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A 29-year old Howard City man is behind bars awaiting arraignment after being arrested on felonious assault charges.

 

According to the Montcalm Co. Sheriff's Office, the incident occurred Saturday at a home on Joy Street.

 

Police say the 25-year old female victim called authorities after she was allegedly physically assaulted and threatened with a weapon by her boyfriend.

 

The suspect left before law enforcement officials arrived. The area, as well as other possible locations the suspect may have fled to, was checked.

 

The suspect was eventually taken into custody in Ionia by the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office.

 

The suspect is currently in the Montcalm County Jail charged with Assault With Intent To Do Great Bodily Harm Less Than Murder, Assault With A Dangerous Weapon, and Domestic Assault.

 

The suspect is expected to be arraigned later today.

 

The woman went to Kelsey Spectrum Hospital for treatment of minor injuries and was released.

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Three people were taken to the hospital after a crash in Mecosta County over the weekend.

 

It happened Saturday night around 11:30 p.m. at 20th Avenue, north of 9 Mile Road in Wheatland Township. 

 

Authorities say the 20-year-old driver from Holland lost control of the vehicle while swerving for a deer and hit a large rock, causing the vehicle to roll over into a frozen creek bed.

 

The driver and two passengers, a 20-year-old Grand Rapids man and an 18-year-old Rockford woman, were taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

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A larger reward is being offered for information in a firebombing case in Lake County.

 

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has doubled their reward to $10,000 and the Detroit Crime Commission is offering a reward of $5,000.

 

The firebombing occurred in April of 2017 when someone threw Molotov cocktails into an Idlewild home with a five year old girl sleeping inside.

 

Everyone escaped from the home without injury, but the home was a total loss.

 

Anyone with information should call 1-888-AFT-TIPS or the Lake County Sheriff's Office at 231-745-2711

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According to City Manager Ron Howell, residents need to start running their water.   

 

The extremely cold temperatures have caused the frost to reach a depth of 44 inches in Reed City and may go deeper.

 

Howell says the recent snow fall did provide some insulation but the warming temperatures and rain followed by colder weather have now brought back the potential for freezing water mains and service lines.

 

Reed City water customers are advised that if they believe their water line is in danger of freezing to call City Hall and notify the utility billing clerk so they can be put on the “Run Water” list. Customers are reminded that only a small stream of water the size of a pencil lead is recommended to prevent a freezing service line.

 

Those customers on the Run Water List shall be credited in accordance with City Code 1040.10:

For each month the “run water” notice is active, the Department shall credit said consumer’s bill in the amount of the difference between the amount metered in that month, and the average of the consumer’s meter for the three months preceding the issuance of the “run water” notice. In no case, however, may said consumer’s credit for such a month exceed the fee for the use of 6,000 gallons per month.

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The cold weather has been leading to a blood shortage.

 

Spectrum Heath Big Rapids and Reed City Hospitals are asking for residents to donate blood.

 

A blood drive will take place tomorrow in the Reed City hospital parking lot at the Michigan Blood Bus from 10am-3pm and March 18th from 11am-5pm at the Big Rapids hospital.

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Due to the frigid temperatures, the City of Big Rapids is under a "Run Water Advisory" 


 

The advisory goes until further notice, according to a press release from the city. 

 

Per City policy, when you run water at your home or business, you MUST notify the City’s Treasurer’s Office at 231-592-4005.

 

The procedure for running water is to open one faucet to a pencil-lead size stream and allow that faucet to continue running water throughout the duration of the Advisory.

 

As additional information becomes available, it will be updated to the City’s website at www.cityofbr.org.

 

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The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide in Sheridan Township.

 

The investigation has revealed that a 35-year old Barryton man was a homicide victim at his residence.

 

A 33-year old Barryton man has been arrested and charged with open murder.

 

He is lodged in the Mecosta County Jail pending arraignment at which time names of the victim and offender will be released.

 

The Sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by The MSP Crime Lab investigators.

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A bill introduced in the Michigan Senate would offer financial relief to Michigan residents by providing a tax credit for some food donations.

 

The bill would restore the income tax credit for donations made to food banks and community foundations that was eliminated in 2011.

 

It would also enable residents to claim an income tax credit of up to 50 percent of the total cash value of charitable contributions to shelters for homeless people, food kitchens, food banks or other similar organizations.

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Two men from Mecosta County were sent to the hospital over the weekend following a rollover accident on US-131.

 

It happened in Big Rapids Township, on US-131 near Woodward Avenue.

 

Sheriff Deputies say a 21-year old Morley man was traveling northbound on the Highway when he lost control and went off the road and rolled. 

 

A 36-year old passenger from Rodney was injured during the accident. 

 

A third man from Morley was not injured in the accident. 

 

Both the driver and 1 passenger were taken to Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital for non life threatening injuries.

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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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