Cathie Martin

Blue Water Area Transit Gains $200,000 In Energy Tax Credits

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Blue Water Area Transit is now able to apply for federal tax credits of approximately $200,000 after Congress retroactively renewed the credits for 2014. The extension of tax credits for alternative fuels was part of the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (HR 5771). BWAT started producing its own compressed natural gas in 1996 and now ranks as Michigan’s largest…

Wayne County Man Wins Fantasy 5 Jackpot

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A Wayne County man immediately felt a sense of relief after checking his Fantasy 5 ticket on Tuesday morning and realizing he had won the game’s $100,000 jackpot.  Doug Teachout, of Allen Park, matched the five winning Fantasy 5 numbers drawn on Monday – 04-11-30-32-37 – to win $100,000 from the Michigan Lottery. He bought…

Driver Faces Charges After Nearly Causing Accident


Impaired driving is the charge for a  man after an incident in Wallaceburg nearly led to a crash.  Reports from the Chatham-Kent Police say that about 3pm Friday, a vehicle struck a curb after almost hitting another car head on at Dufferin Ave in Wallaceburg.  Police were sent to the area, and reportedly caught up…

Teen Missing From The Marlette Area

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A 15-year-old girl from the Marlette area went missing about 7 p.m. Friday.  The Sanilac County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s assistance in finding Hannah Skakle.  Officials say she was wearing a dark blue hoodie and dark jeans and multi-color canvas shoes.  The teen has red shoulder-length hair and blue eyes.  If anyone has information,…

SC4 Honors 24 Nursing Graduates

Graduates from St. Clair County Community College’s Port Huron practical nursing program were honored during a ceremony Thursday, Dec. 18, in SC4’s Fine Arts Theatre.

St. Clair County Community College honored its practical nursing program graduates during a ceremony Thursday, Dec. 18, on the Port Huron campus. The 24 graduating students who completed the nursing program received certificates and are qualified to take the National Council Licensure Examination.

Small Plane Crash Takes One Life

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A small plane crash Wednesday afternoon near the St. Clair County International Airport has left one man dead.  The pilot, 52 year old Lawrence L. Zavitz, a resident of Watford Ontario died when his small plane crashed in heavy fog.   Authorities report the twin-engine Piper Seneca II disappeared from radar at about 1:30 p.m. while…

Local Teen Makes American Idol Show In January


Set your televisions to be tuned into American Idol on January 8, as local musician Alex Shier will be featured.  Alex auditioned for the show in 2013, and did not make the on-air plays.  The Fort Gratiot teen decided to try again this year, traveling to Nashville, Tennessee.  Shier has been a regular at many…

Liquor License Control Sting

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On Tuesday December 23, 2014 the Port Huron Police Department conducted a sting operation focusing on underage sales of alcohol to minors.  During the sting operation police sent underage decoys into fifty two (52) businesses that were licensed by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.  Twenty eight (28) of the establishments checked were bars.  From the…