PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say one man died and four other people were hurt in an accident involving several motorcycles in eastern Michigan.
Ex-Michigan pastor enters plea deal in child porn case
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan pastor who authorities say coerced underage girls to engage in sex acts online has pleaded guilty to producing child pornography.
10 years in prison for accountant who stole $1M-plus
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — An ex-convict accused of embezzling more than $1 million from a nonprofit group in Port Huron has been sentenced to at least 10 years in prison.
Correction: Automation Business-Expansion story
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — In a story Aug. 11 about a Romeo, Michigan-based engineering company creating jobs in Port Huron, The Associated Press reported erroneously about R & E Automated Systems...
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — State environmental officials are fining an eastern Michigan factory after a yearlong investigation into air pollution violations.
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — The roughly 200 sailboats participating in this year's annual Port Huron to Mackinac race experienced heavy rain and wind as well as more agreeable conditions on...
Annual Port Huron to Mackinac sailboat race underway
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — About 200 sailboats and 1,600 sailors are on their way from Port Huron to Mackinac Island following the start of the annual Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race on Lake...
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — An international train tunnel connecting Michigan's Port Huron to Sarnia, Ontario, has been cleared and repaired following a multi-car train derailment that spilled...
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Students are getting elbows deep digging up artifacts at two sites by the Fort Gratiot Light Station.
About a dozen undergraduate and graduate students from Central...
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Safety officials in the U.S. and Canada are looking into a multi-car train derailment in an international tunnel connecting Michigan's Port Huron to Sarnia,...
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — About 13,700 gallons of sulfuric acid has spilled from one of about 40 freight train cars that derailed in an international tunnel connecting Michigan and...
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — U.S. border officials say they have seized ancient Egyptian mummy linens during enforcement operations at the Blue Water Bridge that connects Michigan with the Canadian...
COLUMBUS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities investigating an animal welfare complaint concerning the living conditions of rabbit at a Michigan home ended up seizing more than 100...
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.
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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.
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."