Cathie Martin

DTF Seizes Meth And Crystal Meth

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The St. Clair County Drug Task Force conducted two investigations Monday night, leading to the arrest of six people and confiscation of drugs.  According to Sheriff Tim Donnellon, the DTF was assisted by the Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol in locating a woman with an outstanding felony warrant.  The woman, a 42 year old from Kimball…

First Roundabout In St. Clair County Moving Toward Completion

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The new roundabout at the intersection of Range and Griswold roads is expected to open this Friday, May 27, with the entire project set for completion by July 29, as long as weather continues to allow work to continue.  That intersection has been closed since April 20 for construction of the single-lane roundabout.  More than…

City Council Approves Budget – But Not All In Favor

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Monday’s Port Huron City Council meeting saw the adoption of next year’s budget.  The vote was 4-3 with Councilmen Alphonso Amos, Ken Harris and Alan Lewandowski all voting no.  The three expressed concerns about the city’s increase in spending, including a 5.5 percent raise in general fund operating expenditures over the previous budget.  One councilman…

Michigan Heat Awareness Day

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In the U.S., about 120 people die each year from extreme heat. Michigan averages about 5 heat related deaths a year.   Heat deaths and injuries are typically underreported.   Most heat related deaths are adults over the age of 40 and the deaths occur in their homes.  The National Weather Service has set Friday, May…

MADD Calls On Legislature To Strengthen Drunk Driving Law

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) learned that drunk driving deaths in Michigan are increasing at an alarming rate. According to Michigan’s Office of Highway Safety Planning, 303 people were killed in drunk driving crashes in 2015 — a 28 percent increase over the 236 lives lost in 2014.  “This new information illustrates why MADD has asked…

Pulitzer Prize Winner To Speak In Port Huron

David Maraniss

As part of the 2016 Michigan Notable Authors Tour, the St. Clair County Library System will present Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author, David Maraniss. Mr. Maraniss will discuss his latest book, “Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story”, on Tuesday May 31 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in the Donald Dodge Auditorium of the…

Croswell EMS Receives Grant

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In cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program intended to support local fire departments and other local first responders.  Croswell Emergency Medical Services was awarded $23,777 for operations and safety which it will use to replace…

Speaker Cotter, Rep. Lauwers Introduce Civil Service Reform

State Rep. Dan Lauwers

Speaker of the House Kevin Cotter and state Rep. Dan Lauwers have announced a plan to reform Michigan’s civil service system and give directors of state departments the ability to discipline or remove dangerous government bureaucrats.  “This is a common-sense reform to create better government for the people of Michigan,” said Speaker Cotter, R-Mt. Pleasant.…

Victory Day 2016 Friday, August 12 at Memorial Stadium

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Victory Day in is an afternoon of education, inspiration and football fun for children with special needs held at the Port Huron High School football field.  Participants are provided with a full “game day experience.” Any children ages 5-26, with cognitive and/or physical impairments are eligible for this fully funded experience.Last year’s Victory Day was…

Traffic Lights – And Reversing Traffic

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Work crews are installing new traffic signals once again at the Water and Military Street intersection in Port Huron.  Currently traffic moves one-way heading West, but that will soon be changing once again.  After the signals are in place, and new signage has been installed, Water Street will be re-striped east of Military, allowing traffic…