Sunday May 19
Renaissance underway at Port Huron's Studio 1219
The past year has been marked by significant leadership changes and repairs to the Port Huron arts center Studio 1219.
The Miami Herald
Woman accused of faking rape now faces fraud case
A Michigan woman who appealed for money to fight her cancer was charged Monday with fraud, just a few days after she was accused in another case of falsely reporting a rape and using makeup to show injuries.
Ylen charged with six felonies in Sanilac County
The 38-year-old Lexington woman was charged with two counts of false pretenses $20,000 or more, two counts of false pretenses $1,000 to $20,000 and single counts of using a computer to commit a crime and heath care fraud Her arrest on the fraud case came shortly after she posted bond in St.
Michigan woman charged with making false rape report
A 38-year-old woman has been charged with falsely reporting a rape at her eastern Michigan home, five months after a man convicted of sexually assaulting her in a different case was released from prison because of similar reports of bogus allegations.
Bank robbery suspect with Flushing ties turns gun on himself in Georgia as authorities close in on him
A man with ties to Genesee County who was accused of robbing two banks in the state's Thumb area shot himself to death in Georgia as authorities were attempting to arrest him, according to a press release.
Landfill changes get preliminary OK
The St. Clair County Commissioners took one step closer Thursday to raising tipping fees and opening up Smiths Creek Sanitary Landfill to trash from outside the county's borders.
Port Huron's tourist potential sustains unfortunate blows
Tourist scavenger hunts: What a stunning marketing idea for River City. For many years, I have been criticized as too negative.
Sara Ylen taken into custody
A 38-year-old Lexington woman was taken into custody Thursday on charges of tampering with evidence and reporting a false felony in connection with a sexual assault she reported to police Sept.
Police department provides Port Huron reason for pride
There was a front-page story in the JanuaryTimes Herald about the impending start of the 2013 session of the Port Huron Police Department's Citizens Police Academy.
Body found in 1994 is Ohio woman
A body found in an abandoned Cottrellville Township farmhouse nearly two decades ago has been identified.
Suspect in Brown City and Yale bank robberies found dead in Georgia
A suspect in two area bank robberies has been found dead in Georgia, according to the Sanilac County Sheriff's Office.
Missing Fayette County Woman's Body Identified After 25 Years
A Fayette County woman who disappeared in 1988 has been identified by authorities in St.
Accused bank robber commits suicide after chase
Police in metro Atlanta say a man who was wanted in a series of bank robberies in Michigan has committed suicide.
Anna is the St. Clair County Animal Control Pet of the Week. She needs a home.
She is a 2-year-old boxer-mastiff mix. Anna is incredibly sweet, loveable and knows basic commands.
Cops aren't high on new pot law
Getting caught with a bit of pot on you may not lead you to jail if a new state law is passed.
Northern Michigan News
Photo of string of Mich. bank robberies released
Authorities in southeastern Michigan are asking for public help in identifying a man who robbed a bank in St.
The Detroit News
Briefs: Clerk believed to be abducted from work
<![CDATA[Norton Shores, Mich. -- West Michigan authorities said Sunday they believe Jessica Heeringa, 25, a gas station clerk, was abducted. Norton Shores Police Chief Dan Shaw said it appears Heeringa was preparing to close the Exxon Mobil gas station Friday night, MLive.com and WOOD-TV reported. Police said customers found the station open but no employees around. Police found Heeringa's purse with cash inside and other belongings undisturbed at the station. No money was missing from the register, they said. Police were searching for a silver minivan, possibly a Chrysler Town & Country. They said the driver was a male, age 30-40, about 6 feet tall, with center-parted light brown wavy hair. Heeringa is described as 5-1 and 110 pounds with blond hair. Shelly Heeringa said she told her daughter several times that she worried about her working late by herself. "She said, 'Mom, don't worry. I can handle anybody,'" Shelly Heeringa said. Ferndale -- A group of parishioners debated transit issues Sunday at a community forum aimed at identifying regional transportation concerns and funding priorities. "I'm overwhelmed with the issue," said Pam Strzalkowski, a 50-year resident of Ferndale told the group at St. James Catholic Church. "I guess the issue is there's no money. It's a social justice issue." Luke Allen, lead community organizer for the coalition, said the meetings began this month and come after the creation of the new Regional Transit Authority, designed to improve regional transportation and find ways to pay for improvements such as a bus rapid transit system or high-speed and light rail. Authorities in southeast Michigan are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who they said robbed a bank in St. Clair County. Sheriff Tim Donnellon said the stickup happened about noon Saturday at the Capac State Bank branch in Yale. Donnellon said a man entered the bank, implied he had a weapon and demanded money. Other robberies linked to him in recent weeks happened in Kalamazoo, Edmore and Brown City. Calumet Township -- Authorities in upper Michigan's Houghton County said a man was killed while working on his car. The sheriff's department said the accident happened Saturday morning in Calumet Township. Michael J. Lynch, 49, was working on the vehicle when it rolled off the ramps and pinned him, WLUC-TV reported. Staff and wire reports
Medicaid expansion forum on tap
The decision about whether or not to expand Medicaid in Michigan will take center stage Wednesday.
4 forums to seek input from county
Local legislators want input from the community. Both Sen. Phil Pavlov and State Rep.
Animal abuse registry proposed in Michigan
Heather Mehi, shelter manager at the Dearborn Animal Shelter, is seen Friday with her Chihuahua Pudge at the shelter in Dearborn.