Port Huron to open sledding hill at park this summer
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Soon, the winter won't be the only time local families can go sledding at Palmer Park.
Two artificial ramps for a sledding hill will open up later this month to the...
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A former teacher and author who died in April at the age of 101 has left her $1.3 million estate to a community foundation in Michigan.
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A few picnic tables and charcoal grills greet visitors pulling off of Gratiot Avenue into Belle River Roadside Park. The ground slopes down to the bank of the Belle River,...
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man shot by police after officers say he charged at them with a knife in January has been sentenced to 7 to 22 years in prison.
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — While digging along East Quay Street downtown, construction crews recently discovered a slew of decades-old relics from another time in Port Huron.
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Health officials are confirming a new measles case in Michigan that's not related to an earlier outbreak in the southeastern portion of the state.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit News has named managing editor Gary Miles the newspaper's new editor and publisher.
The 55-year-old Miles succeeds Jonathan Wolman, who died April 15 due to...
SANDUSKY, Mich. (AP) — Two siblings who immigration authorities say were in the U.S. illegally are awaiting sentencing after entering plea agreements during their murder trial in the slaying of a...
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Shortly after 8 a.m. recently, the U.S. Coast Guard Hollyhock and her crew, surrounded by fishing boats under an overcast sky, pulled away from the Algonac pier, embarking...
MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a 79-year-old man who died after accidentally driving his car into a southeastern Michigan river.
MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A 79-year-old man has died after accidentally driving his car into a southeastern Michigan river.
Marysville police Sgt. Edward Gerrow tells the Times Herald of Port...
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man shot by police after officers say he charged at them with a knife in January is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty in the case.
MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a Michigan high school student has been charged after allegedly making a rap video that appeared to threaten a school shooting.
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man shot by police after officers say he charged at them with a knife has been found competent to stand trial.
Contractor gets prison in suburban Detroit corruption case
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — An engineering contractor convicted of paying a series of bribes to a public official in suburban Detroit has been sentenced to a year in prison.
The Detroit News reports that 50-year-old Paulin Modi of Troy was given his punishment this week by U.S. District Judge Robert Cleland.
Detroit-area official convicted of corruption gets 17 years
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit official convicted of corruption for taking bribes has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.
Dean Reynolds, a former trustee in Macomb County's Clinton Township, also was ordered to pay $15,000 in fines during his sentencing Wednesday on four counts of bribery conspiracy and 10 counts of accepting bribes in connection with millions of dollars in township garbage, towing, and engineering contracts
Sullivan family looks for aid years after lightning strike
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — When John Sullivan was 17, he was a member of the Marlette High School National Honor Society and class president. He ran track and played on the school's golf and basketball teams.
Then lightning struck, very literally, and the son of a dairy farmer and oldest of four sibling's life took a dramatic turn.
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Michigan man shot by police getting competency evaluation
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man who was shot by police after officers say he charged at them with a knife is getting a mental examination to determine whether he's competent to stand trial.
Teenage DJ turns love of music into professional opportunity
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Speakers standing on each side of a lighting rack blasted Timmy Trumpet's music through the living room of the Welch family's Port Huron home.
Gunner Welch, 14, first got into DJing about a year ago. His family moved from Las Vegas to Port Huron fairly recently. He loved music and started DJing as a hobby with two speakers and a laptop. But his setup grew from there, and his hobby turned into a business.
Michigan man shot by police charged with assault
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A 21-year-old Michigan man shot by police after officers say he charged at them with a knife has been released from a hospital and charged with assault and other crimes.
Port Huron police said Wednesday Genio Morgan of Lexington is in a St. Clair County detention center after being released Tuesday from a hospital. He was arraigned last week on charges of assault, carjacking and resisting and obstructing arrest stemming from the Jan. 5 incident.
2 at recovery house charged with poisoning house manager
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Police say two residents of a southeastern Michigan recovery center have been charged with poisoning after suspected heroin has placed in macaroni and cheese eaten by the center's house manager.
Port Huron Police say 40-year-old Shanna Marie Kota and 22-year-old Sarah Elaine Prange were arraigned Tuesday. They're jailed in lieu of $100,000 bonds.
Police: Officers shoot man holding knife who charged at them
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Port Huron police say officers shot and critically wounded a man holding a knife who charged at them.
The department said in a release they went to a McDonald's Saturday morning after receiving a call about a man who was stabbing himself in the parking lot. The release says officers spoke to the man, who was armed and covered in blood.
Saga continues over fate of historic Port Huron train bridge
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Preserve it or purge it? The saga continues over a historic train bridge on the edge of the Black River in Port Huron.
Scientists monitor juvenile sea lampreys on St. Clair River
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — The contraptions stretching from behind navigational buoys in the St. Clair River are trap nets placed there to monitor sea lamprey populations.
"They're fyke nets," said Kevin Tallon, an assessment biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. "They are deployed to catch out-migrating juvenile sea lamprey."
Sea lamprey have a larval stage before they become parasitic adults, according to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission.
Rail operator halts plans to demolish Michigan roundhouse
PORT HURON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Railroad operator CSX has halted plans to demolish a nearly century-old Michigan roundhouse and is taking steps to preserve as much as possible that might be of historical interest from the site.
Michigan dive team seeks info on history, new members
MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Don Evans, 91, first became interested in diving when he read about a drowning in the Black River. The Navy veteran would become an important early member of St. Clair County's volunteer dive team. Over the years, the organization formalized into the institution it is today.
Daughter’s life sentence upheld in attack on parents
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan appeals court has affirmed the life sentence of a young woman from the state's Thumb region who plotted to have her father killed in 2010.
Tia Skinner was a 17-year-old honors student in St. Clair County at the time. Her case reached the state Supreme Court last year when justices weighed whether juries should determine whether teens get no-parole sentences. The court said the power rests with trial judges.
Insanity defense may be sought for man in officer’s slaying
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer may pursue an insanity defense for a man charged in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Port Huron police officer.
Parole next for Port Huron-area woman with history of fraud
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A Port Huron-area woman sent to prison after an extraordinary string of fraud soon will be released on parole.
The Corrections Department says Sara Ylen (WHY'-lin) probably will be released in early December after five years in custody.
In 2013, in St. Clair County, she was convicted of falsely accusing two men of rape and tampering with evidence. Investigators said Ylen created her own injuries and even carved a vulgarity on her arm.
Cop: Mom who died with daughter had ‘quality of life’ issues
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Police believe a woman killed her 79-year-old mother and then fatally shot herself due to "quality of life" issues for the older woman.
The women were identified as 58-year-old Jennifer Fowler and her mother, Helen Fowler. Their bodies were discovered Saturday at a Port Huron home, about 55 miles (88 kilometers) northeast of Detroit.
Police: Death of woman, mother possible homicide and suicide
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A 53-year-old woman and her mother are dead in what Port Huron police are investigating as a possible homicide and suicide.
The daughter's body was found about 1 p.m. Saturday by a family friend next to the body of her 79-year-old mother. Police say a handgun appears to have been used.
Port Huron is about 55 miles (88 kilometers) northeast of Detroit.
Agents find 280 pounds of cocaine in load of blackberries
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — More than 280 pounds of cocaine has been found in a truck hauling blackberries from Port Huron to Sarnia, Ontario, in Canada.
The Detroit News reports that the Canadian driver was charged Monday in a federal complaint after agents seized the drugs Sunday in a tractor-trailer at the Blue Water Bridge.
No challenge to young voter restriction before election
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Lawyers for Michigan college Democrats have dropped their bid to challenge voting rules before the Nov. 6 election.
A court hearing scheduled for Friday was scratched after a request for an injunction was dropped. Young Democrats still are challenging a law that requires voters to vote in person in their first election if they registered by mail.
Woman gets 20-30 years for fatal police chase crash
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — The driver of an auto fleeing police that crashed into an SUV, killing another woman, has been sentenced to 20-30 years in prison.
Theresa Marie Gafken learned her punishment Monday after a jury in Port Huron convicted her of second-degree murder last month.
St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael West also ordered Gafken to pay more than $7,000 in restitution.
Michigan election law challenge will take time, judge says
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A lawsuit that challenges Michigan's restrictions on young first-time voters won't be heard in time for the fall election.
Federal Judge Robert Cleland says the case won't be on a fast track. He says the lawsuit is a "work of extraordinary complexity and scope."
Jury finds driver guilty of second-degree murder in crash
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — The driver of an auto fleeing police that crashed into an SUV, killing one and injuring four others has been found guilty of second-degree murder.
Theresa Marie Gafken was found guilty Wednesday in the death of 48-year-old Kristine Donahue of Chesterfield Township.
The 36-year-old Gafken wept silently at the defense table after the verdict was read. She will be sentenced on Oct. 8.
Michigan courthouse dog trained to comfort victims
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — The St. Clair County Courthouse's newest employee has an important job — to comfort those going through unimaginable times.
Bruin, a 5-year-old golden retriever, has a quiet demeanor and silky ears, ready for a pet or a snuggle. He's a calm dog, but every once in a while still feels the need for a roll on his back and will do anything for a tennis ball.
Man charged with murder in shooting of off-duty officer
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A man captured at a suburban Detroit gas station has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Port Huron police officer.
Joshua Bauman was arraigned Saturday in St. Clair County. He's charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and other crimes.
Off-duty Port Huron police officer fatally shot
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Police say an off-duty Port Huron officer has been fatally shot at an apartment building during a break-in.
The officer was identified as 45-year-old Lt. Joel Wood. St. Clair County Undersheriff Tom Buckley says Wood was visiting a woman early Friday when a man attacked them at her Clyde Township apartment.
The woman and a neighbor were also shot when she sought help. A suspect was arrested miles away at a gas station in suburban Detroit.
Michigan woman brightens senior facility with jigsaw puzzles
FORT GRATIOT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — With a view of the bird feeders and flowers out the window, Sally Eagen assembles her own masterpiece bit by bit. About a thousand puzzle pieces were laid out across the table as an image gradually took form.
Nuclear rod shipment planned from Illinois to Michigan
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — The owner of a northern Illinois nuclear plant wants to ship about 45 pounds of highly radioactive nuclear fuel rods through Michigan on their way to a Canadian testing facility.
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area businessman will spend one year and nine months in prison for his role in the bribing of a suburban official for help with a municipal towing contract.
Gasper Fiore was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Port Huron for conspiracy to commit bribery. He also was ordered to serve two years supervised release and pay a $10,000 fine.
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — The father of a trash hauler has been sentenced to 90 days behind bars for his role in a suburban Detroit corruption scandal.
Seventy-one-year-old Charles P. Rizzo learned his punishment Tuesday in federal court after he earlier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud. He also was sentenced to two years of supervised release and fined $10,000.
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials say more than 2,000 pounds (907 kilograms) of live crayfish have been seized from a truck at the border between the U.S. and Canada.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says conservation officers in St. Clair County were notified in mid-July that the red swamp crayfish were found as a truck tried to cross from the U.S. at Sarnia, Ontario. The DNR says the truck originated in Canada and had been in Maryland and Arkansas to pick up its cargo.
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — This year's Port Huron to Mackinac Island sailboat race on Lake Huron was so slow that the awards were handed out as some competitors still were heading to the finish line.
The Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race started Saturday under light winds and the weather didn't make for quick progress. Most years the first boats finish on Sunday, but this year the first two finishers didn't arrive until Monday morning.
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — The annual Port Huron to Mackinac Island sailboat race on Lake Huron turned out to be a slow one.
The Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race started Saturday under light winds and the weather didn't make for quick progress. Most years the first boats make it across the finish on Sunday, but this year the first two finishers didn't reach the line until Monday morning.
Police cadet credited with saving 2 girls from river
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A police cadet is being credited with rescuing two young girls from a river in Port Huron.
The Times Herald of Port Huron reports Friday that Joseph Holzberger was working a fireworks detail Thursday night when he heard calls for help from the St. Clair River.
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit official accused of taking bribes from a trash hauler has been convicted of corruption.
It took jurors only about an hour Thursday to reach a verdict in the case against Dean Reynolds, who was a trustee in Macomb County's Clinton Township. Federal prosecutors have racked up more than a dozen guilty pleas in the investigation, but Reynolds was the first defendant to choose a trial.