A Meteor Over Detroit?

It has been confirmed, a fireball taking off across the highways of southeast Michigan Tuesday night at about 8:10 p.m. – with flashes of blue and orange light reflecting off the snow, was a meteor.   Witnesses say they saw a fireball and hear a loud boom.  The National Weather Service has confirmed that a meteor occurred, blowing up over Detroit with enough force to register as a 2.0 earthquake, according to National Public Radio reports.  There were numerous reports and social media was lit up with excitement and questions as a number of residents and travelers caught footage of the meteor.  Phones and Dash cams caught the sight in Michigan skies and this video was posted on twitter by @z_lawler -. (copy and paste)  https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/953459321404317696  – The fireball was seen primarily from Michigan but was also seen from Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri and Ontario (Canada).  The American Meteor Society posted on their website:  This was a very slow moving meteor – speed of about 28,000 miles per hour (45,000km/hour). This fact, combined with the brightness of the meteor (which suggests a fairly big space rock), shows that the object penetrated deep into the atmosphere before it broke apart (which produced the sounds heard by at least 77 observers). It is likely that there are meteorites on the ground near this region.

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The Flu Is Here

The Blue Water Area is seeing an increase in flu cases, according to reports, and according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, there is widespread influenza activity throughout the entire United States.  Spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Lynn Sutfin, said in an email that “this level of influenza…

The Flu Is Here

The Blue Water Area is seeing an increase in flu cases, according to reports, and according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, there is widespread influenza activity throughout the entire United States.  Spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Lynn Sutfin, said in an email that “this level of influenza activity is being seen earlier than last year.  It is also reported that there is more than one strain of influenza being seen in the United States, and here in Michigan,  the predominate virus circulating is influenza A/H3. Influenza B has been circulating at lower but steady levels all season and has been detected more frequently in recent weeks. Influenza A/H1 detections have been rare in the state for the 2017-2018 season.  The St. Clair County Health Department says the influenza vaccine targets four strains of the illness.  It is not too late to receive the vaccine,  it is still available and highly recommended as flu season can peak in the winter months and can last into April or May.  It takes about two weeks after the vaccination for antibodies to develop to protect against flu.

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Blue Water YMCA’s Annual Leprechaun Loop!

Registration has begun for the Blue Water YMCA’s Annual Leprechaun Loop! Individuals, children, and families, of all fitness levels (many sporting St. Patrick’s Day costumes), will make their way through the streets of Downtown Port Huron on March 10th. Join in the fun and don’t forget to wear your green. Prizes will be awarded! Registration can be done…

Blue Water YMCA’s Annual Leprechaun Loop!

Registration has begun for the Blue Water YMCA’s Annual Leprechaun Loop! Individuals, children, and families, of all fitness levels (many sporting St. Patrick’s Day costumes), will make their way through the streets of Downtown Port Huron on March 10th. Join in the fun and don’t forget to wear your green. Prizes will be awarded! Registration can be done online at www.runsignup.com or by calling the YMCA (810) 987-6400. There is a 10K, 5K and 2K available. The cost for adult 10k or 5K is $30, youth 10K or 5K is $15, and the 2k Fun Walk/Run is $20 per person.  To learn more about the YMCA of the Blue Water Area, contact them at 810-987-6400 or visit www.bluewaterymca.com for more information.

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Smoking Bag Leads To Arrests

The DTF was contacted at 1pm on Thursday by the City of Memphis Police Chief stating that a trash removal truck had a garbage bag smoking in the back of the truck.  The bag was removed from the truck and the area around the bag was cleared with the fire department standing by.  Members of the DTF arrived…

Smoking Bag Leads To Arrests

The DTF was contacted at 1pm on Thursday by the City of Memphis Police Chief stating that a trash removal truck had a garbage bag smoking in the back of the truck.  The bag was removed from the truck and the area around the bag was cleared with the fire department standing by.  Members of the DTF arrived on scene and determined that the garbage bag contained components to make meth.  The Chief relayed information from the trash removal employees of where the bag was removed from.  Surveillance was conducted on the residence in the 80,000 block of Main Street.  A vehicle was witnessed leaving the residence with two females inside.  The St Clair County road patrol stopped the vehicle, located inside were two females ages 31 and 26 both from China Township.  Members of the DTF conducted interviews on the females and through the interviews it was found that the females had been cooking meth in the residence on Main Street.  Members of the DTF specially trained in the dismantling of clandestine labs did neutralize all the contents of the garbage bag.  A search warrant was then obtained for the house on Main Street.  Inside the house members located 31 one pot’s and numerous components used in the making of meth.  All evidence was neutralized and taken to a DEA storage unit at the St Clair County Sheriff’s office.  Both females were taken into custody and face charges of operating and maintaining a meth lab as well as operating and maintaining a drug house.

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Nationally-ranked College Basketball Game Comes To SC4 Fieldhouse

Join in the excitement as 17th ranked St. Clair County Community College men’s basketball team clashes with 16th ranked Mott Community College on the court Wednesday, Jan. 17, in the SC4 Fieldhouse. Before the games, SC4 is hosting an indoor tailgate party inside the fieldhouse.  The party starts at 3 p.m. with tours of the tower and fieldhouse, games,…

Nationally-ranked College Basketball Game Comes To SC4 Fieldhouse

Join in the excitement as 17th ranked St. Clair County Community College men’s basketball team clashes with 16th ranked Mott Community College on the court Wednesday, Jan. 17, in the SC4 Fieldhouse. Before the games, SC4 is hosting an indoor tailgate party inside the fieldhouse.  The party starts at 3 p.m. with tours of the tower and fieldhouse, games, food and refreshments and at 5:30 p.m.watch the women’s team tipoff against rival Mott Community College, with the men’s game following at 7:30 p.m.Fans are encouraged to participate in a trivia contest between quarters of the women’s game and at the half of the men’s game. There is a skill challenge during halftime of both games.  There is no cost for the tailgate party, and all fans will receive free admission into the games.  SC4 Skippers Men’s basketball team is ranked 17th out of the 118 National Junior College Athletic Association Division II teams across the country. The NJCAA, founded in 1938, is an association of community college and junior college athletic departments throughout the United States. The NJCAA is divided into three divisions and 24 regions.  The SC4 Fieldhouse also will be hosting the first round of the NJCAA basketball tournament for both men’s and women’s teams March 8 to 10. These tournaments bring 16 teams from throughout Michigan and Indiana and their fans to downtown Port Huron with the winning teams advancing on to play for a national championship.

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