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Some Driving Fines May Be Erased By Community Service

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Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and State Treasurer Kevin Clinton say that select motorists are being sent letters this month stating they are eligible to perform community service in place of paying certain Driver Responsibility fees.  About 168,000 residents meet the criteria for the Driver Responsibility Fee Community Service program. The new law, which was…

Police Arrest Man After Argument Leads To Stabbing

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Police say a 40-year-old Port Huron man is in custody after he allegedly stabbed a man in the leg.  The incident occurred in the 1000 block of Wall Street in Port Huron, late Monday afternoon.  Reports show a 29-year-old Port Huron man made a call to police just after 4:30 p.m. from an area hospital. …

Two Year Old Child Dies As A Result Of Rollover Crash

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A two-year old Corunna girl died as a result of a single-vehicle rollover that occurred Saturday night on Highway 402.  Reports say police, Wyoming Firefighters and EMS responded at just before 9 p.m. Saturday to the westbound 402, just west of Oil Heritage Road.  Officials report that the two year old and a 27-year old…

Pavlov Applauds Natural Resources Trust Fund Recommendations

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Sen. Phil Pavlov announced on Tuesday that the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund board of trustees recently included three St. Clair County development projects and land acquisitions among its recommendations for 2015.  “For nearly 40 years, the Natural Resources Trust Fund has remained dedicated to making Michigan a better place to live, work and raise a family…

Algonac Votes To Consolidate Schools

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The Algonac school board voted unanimously, with one board member absent, to close Algonac and Fair Haven elementary schools at a regular meeting held Monday night.  Reports say the closing of the two schools will save the district about $1 million annually after the first year.  This will bring the district down to four buildings,…

Holidays – Can Present Potential Fire Hazards

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With the holidays and colder weather, the likelihood of house fires is increased.   Indoor fireplaces, room heaters, and Christmas decorations are all potential fire hazards, if not treated with care.  As you set up your Christmas trees, fire safety officials say to be sure to keep live trees well-watered, and check those strings of lights…

Santa Hustle At Cedar Point

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The midways at Cedar Point were filled with thousands of Santas Sunday for the park’s 3rd annual Santa Hustle Half-Marathon and 5K. Participants donned hats, beards and other festive gear as they ran past the biggest collection of rides and roller coasters in the world. Holiday music was played throughout the park and cookies and…

Port Huron Schools Director Earns Gerstacker Fellowship

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Erin Eastman,Director of Secondary Programs at Port Huron Schools  was the recipient of the Gerstacker Fellowship Program, described by The Gerstacker Foundation and Saginaw Valley State University as: “A unique year-long learning experience for selected school leaders.”  Superintendent of Port Huron Schools James Cain was the keynote speaker at the presentation in Gilbertson Hall on the SVSU campus. Cain…

Bank Robbers In Custody

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Reports say the FBI has arrested six people in connection with a bank robbing ring in connection with the robberies of at least 10 credit unions, including one that took place in Marysville on October 7.  The Marysville Police Department has issued a statement that reports six suspects were arrested on Thursday of last week,…

Fire Damages Home – No Human Injuries, Cat Escaped

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Fire crews were called to the 400 block of Burns Road in Smiths Creek shortly after noon on Friday.  Reports say when crews arrived on scene, flames were coming through the roof and the rear of the home.  Crews worked for more than two hours to extinguish the blaze.  Apparently the homeowner said he was…