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Local State House Representative Michele Hoitenga will be hosting a town hall event regarding no fault auto insurance reform.

 

The town hall event will also feature special guest Rep. Lana Theis of Brighton, who chairs the House Insurance Committee and has been helping lead the fight to reform Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance.

 

Hoitenga says reforming no fault auto insurance has been one of her top priorities since being elected and this event will allow constituents to express their idea's and ask questions.

 

The event will be held September 29th at 2pm at the Wexford Public Library. 



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Police in Isabella County are searching for a suspect they say stabbed a Durand man in the stomach early Sunday morning. 

 

It happened at a apartment complex in Union Township, that's where police were called to investigate a stabbing incident. 

 

Deputies were told by witnesses that the victim who had been at a party in front of an apartment building was confronted by another man. An argument began and the suspect grabbed the victim and then stabbed him in the abdomen with a knife.

 

The suspect then fled on foot, as well as did the victim.

 

The victim was later located behind another apartment building bleeding. The man was taken to the hospital and then later transferred to St Mary’s in Saginaw.

 

K9 units and officers attempted to locate the suspect but were not able to find him.



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The Department of Public Safety for Ferris State University says students have become the target of scammers.

 

The scam starts with a call from someone claiming to be with the FBI and caller ID sometimes appears as the actual FBI number.

 

The caller states that there's a warrant for your arrest and if you don't pay, they will arrest you and take away your financial aid.

 

The Ferris DPS wants everyone to know it IS a scam and do not send them money. 



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A drug investigation in northern Osceola County take one more meth lab off the streets.

 

Officials from the traverse narcotics team say they were called to a home in Highland Township to investigate a reported meth lab.

 

Once at the residence, investigators discovered components to make methamphetamine in the garage.

 

Officials then received further information about the suspects being located at a home in Dighton.

 

The suspects were arrested on unrelated warrants and additional drug charges are expected. 



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A 29-year old Weidman man is behind bars on a host of charges after taking police on a two county chase that ended here in Mecosta County.

 

Isabella County Sheriff Deputies say while on patrol, they passed a vehicle going North Bound on Brinton road South of West Coleman Road.

 

The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle but it continued as the deputy began to pursue the driver.

 

The driver drove into Mecosta County, where short time later he lost control and crashed into some trees.

 

The Weidman man was arrested on outstanding warrants from three different counties as well as drunk driving. 



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The Big Rapids Department of Public Safety are asking motorists to be aware and cautious of pedestrians crossing the road at the intersection of Maple St. and Michigan Ave.

 

Officials say pedestrians are being hurried by motorists as they are crossing the street in the crosswalks.  Turning motorists are watching for vehicle traffic and not the pedestrians, while pedestrians are assuming motorists are watching for them.

 

According to BRPS, they have had several close calls, and are urging motorists and pedestrians to be more cautious.



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A semi-truck filled with donated items for Hurricane Harvey first responders and victims will be rolling out of the Big Rapids Farm and Garden Supply Saturday afternoon.

 

The public is encouraged to come out and donate supplies needed for victims, responders and others impacted by the hurricane.

 

Donation times are Friday from 8am thru 5pm and Saturday from 8am to 3pm.

 

A full list of items needed can be seen Big Country 100.9 Facebook page 



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Two motorcyclists are hospitalized after a crash with another motorcycle over the weekend in Mecosta County.

 

Deputies say the two motorcycles crashed after one tried to pass the other one in Hinton Township.

 

A man and woman from Big Rapids were on one motorcycle and they were taken to a Big Rapids hospital in serious condition.

 

The other motorcyclist was not seriously hurt. 



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Three women have now been charged for stealing up to $100,000 dollars from a Reed City grocery store.

 

Cheryl Wolverton, Shelly Stinson, and Corina Johnson have been charged with two counts of larceny of a building. They allegedly stole lotto tickets, cigarettes, and bottle return money from Vic's Supermarket two years ago.

 

A store manager tipped off police when money went missing. 



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Two people are behind bars after police in Big Rapids arrested them on drug charges.

 

25-year old Emerson Junior Zelaya of Grand Rapids and 32-year old  Stacey Mae Potes of Gobles were arraigned on several drug charges including delivery of cocaine between 50 and 449 grams.

 

The duo's arrest follows an investigation by the Central Michigan Enforcement Team into alleged incidents in Big Rapids this month.

 

Bond for Zelaya is set at $500,000, while bond for Potes is set at $150,000.   



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Three people were taken to the hospital following a two car accident Monday afternoon in Mecosta County.

 

It happened on Northland Dr. by Rogers Dam, that's where a 52-year old Evart man was stopped to turn left into the Rogers Dam Park, when a south bound vehicle driven by a 70-year old Morley man was unable to stop and rear ended the Evart mans vehicle.

 

The Evart man along with a passenger and a passenger from the Morley mans vehicle were transported to Spectrum Health Big Rapids for non life-threatening injuries. 



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As the state decides whether Nestle should double the groundwater drawn from White Pine Springs in Osceola County, a study funded by the company has been released to show their contribution to Michigan's economy. 

 

According to the report, Nestle created over 750 jobs and $160-million dollars in economic output statewide.

 

Nestle says the report has nothing to do with the groundwater debate, but environmental groups see the report as part of Nestle's marketing strategy. 

 

The Department of Enviromental Quality has not disclosed a timeline for reaching a decision.


 


 



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A Newaygo woman sentenced to life in prison in the shooting death of her husband, apparently witnessed by the victim's pet parrot.

 

Glenna Duram was found guilty by jury of first degree murder last month after Martin Duram was shot to death in 2015.

 

The victim's ex-wife, Christina Keller, took ownership of the bird following his death and said the parrot kept saying "Don't (expletive) shoot" --in Martin Duram's voice. Glenna Duram's attorney plans to appeal. 



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A Hersey woman has been charged with larceny of her former employer in Reed City.

 

36-year old Cheryl Wolverton of Hersey is charged with two counts of larceny from a building.

 

According to court documents, its alleged that Wolverton took lottery tickets from her previous place of employment, Vic’s Supermarket.

 

Two other former employees are suspected of being involved but have yet to be charged. 



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A Vestaberg pair is behind bars accused of selling drugs in Mecosta County.

 

28-year old Rikki Lei Stauffer and 69-year old Keith Louis Mayers are facing multiple charges involving heroin and methamphetamine.

 

The pair's arrest and arraignment follows an investigation by the Central Michigan Enforcement Team into alleged incidents that occurred in July and this month in Wheatland Township.

 

Stauffer’s bond is set at $100,000, while Mayers’ is $200,000.  



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Five people were sent to the hospital in Mecosta County following a two car accident Thursday.

 

It happened on Northland Dr. near Arthur Rd. deputies say that's where a eastbound pickup truck driven by a Stanwood woman failed to stop at a stop sign due to a break failure.  The pickup pulled into the path of a northbound car being operated by a Big Rapids woman.

 

The car had a total of four people and the pickup only had 1 occupant. The occupants in both vehicles sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were all taken to Spectrum Big Rapids ER. 

 

All of the patients were treated and released for their injuries.



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The Isabella County Sheriff says deputies are on the lookout for two men wanted for a larceny of a party store in Union Township.

 

Michael Main says the suspected larceny took place at K & S Liquor store located on East Blue Grass road.

 

The two men left in a light Silver or White Ford Mustang.

 

If anyone has any information on who either or these two people are, we are asking the public to call 989 772 5911.  



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An Indiana man will be brought back to Osceola County following an incident earlier this week involving property damage of a Reed City business.

 

Deputies says they responded to a call Monday night of an unlawful driving away of a vehicle and property damage at Kraftube.

 

When police arrived to the scene they discovered a truck had driven through a fence and struck a fire suppression system. The truck became stuck in the parking lot from fencing.

 

The Sheriff's office says with help from the public they identified the suspect and is currently in the process of bringing him back to Osceola County to face charges. 



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A Midland man is dead following a car accident in Isabella County.

 

It happened Monday night on Brinton South of Isabella County Line Road in Coldwater Township.

 

Deputies say a pickup had been traveling North on Brinton road when 41-year old Ronald Post II lost control and the vehicle rolled over at least one time. He was ejected from the truck.

 

A passerby came across the accident and notified 911 and then started CPR until first responders arrived.

 

The Midland man was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

Police believe speed and no seat belt were factors in the accident. 



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