Man crashes into trees, attempts to carjack vehicle that stopped to help
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A man was hospitalized after he crashed his vehicle, attempted to carjack a vehicle that stopped to help, then ran into traffic on US-131 and was struck by a passing vehicle, according to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office said that at 5:25...
Driver in crash tries to carjack good Samaritan before he’s struck on U.S. 131, police say
OSCEOLA COUNTY, MI – A man who crashed his car and tried to carjack a good Samaritan who stopped to help was critically injured he ran into traffic on U.S. 131, sheriff’s deputies said. The incident happened around 5:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, on U.S. 131 in Osceola...
Woman trapped after car flips into swamp in Mecosta County
MECOSTA COUNTY, MI - A 77-year-old woman is recovering after her vehicle overturned into a swamp Monday, Dec. 4. The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office responded around 3:50 p.m. to the single-car crash on Buchanan Road near 130th Avenue, a news release said. An investigation found the woman’s vehicle went...
MDOT says northbound US-131 has right lane closed due to crash
MDOT says that Northbound US-131 after 20-mile road in Osceola County near exit #168 has a right lane closed due to a crash. There is no further information at this time.
Monday's city commission meeting includes community organization updates, deer cull authorization, and police officer introductions
This opening Monday of December is slated for a large scale city commissioner's meeting. Slated to begin at 6:30 P.M. at Big Rapids City Hall, the meeting is slated to host a pair of special orders, four different study sessions, and three points of general business. For the special orders,...
Dam Failure Siren Test Scheduled for Dec 5th in Newaygo Co.
It is that time of year again when Newaygo County will soon be testing its Dam Failure Siren. On December 5th at 9:00 am, Emergency public warning siren systems near Consumers Energy’s Rogers, Hardy and Croton hydroelectric generating plants on the Muskegon River will be tested. The Federal Energy...
1 killed in Holton Township crash
One person was killed in a Thursday evening crash in Holton Township.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.89 and $3.19 in White Cloud as of 2023-12-04. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Monday is $3.242, a week ago the price is $3.250 , according to AAA.
Driver injured following two-vehicle accident outside of Big Rapids Walmart
At 8:09 P.M., deputies from Mecosta County Sheriff's Department were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident on Perry Ave., near Waldron Way, in front of Walmart in Big Rapids Township. A 28-year-old female driver from Big Rapids, driving a Ford Explorer, was leaving Walmart parking lot towards Perry Ave. when they...
Officials note increase in HIV cases, urge testing
Diagnoses of HIV cases are on the rise in parts of northwest Michigan. According to data from the District 10 Health Department, new cases are 2.5 times greater in the past four years compared to those from 2014 to 2018. District 10 health officer Kevin Hughes says it's no cause...
Weekly Safety Report: Incidents of Illegal Dumping, Family Dispute, and Alarm Activation in Hart, Michigan
The recent incidents reported by the Hart Police Department in Michigan include illegal dumping on Polk Road, a family dispute on Polk Road and US 31 Expressway, and an alarm activation on Hilltop Drive. The police chief also mentioned a decline in department performance during his medical leave, which prompted an organizational assessment.
Waste digester threatens to close over Michigan groundwater permit
FREMONT, MI — The owner of an anaerobic biodigester is pledging to close the facility and lay off 17 workers unless the state of Michigan changes its plans to tighten groundwater regulation on the liquid waste it spreads on farmland. Bill Ceasar, president of Generate Upcycle, told reporters Thursday,...
Muskegon Football Star Jakob Price Commits to Ferris State
Catch the exciting moment as Muskegon senior running back, Jakob Price, announces commitment to play college football at Ferris State. With 27 touchdowns and over 1300 rushing yards in the senior season, Price is set to join former coach Tony Anise in Big Rapids.
Woman treated after 1956 tornado again relies on Mary Free Bed
A Newaygo woman who is back at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital this week for therapy recalls the first time she was a patient at the rehabilitation center following an F-5 tornado that ripped through West Michigan in 1956.
Fans Want FSU And Michigan To Win For Maximum College Football Playoff Chaos
It seems like everyone on social media is channeling their inner Joker because two college football teams are getting some extra support for in the name of adding more chaos to the College Football Playoff. With Alabama up 27-17 against Georgia in the SEC Championship, No. 7 Texas winning the Big ...
University of St. Thomas Men’s Hockey Team Secures Big Win Over Ferris State Bulldogs
The University of St. Thomas Men's Hockey team achieved a significant victory over Ferris State with a 7-1 score, marking their best offensive performance to date in the Division I history of the program. Why It Matters. This victory demonstrates the growth and success of the St. Thomas Men's Hockey...
7th Grade Basketball Falls to Grant
The 7th grade basketball team played two games against the Grant Tigers on Saturday morning. Although the team played hard, they were unable to pick up a victory over our neighbors to the north. Game one ended with a score of 52 – 33 in favor of the Tigers. Game two saw the Eagles lose 40 – 29. The Eagles will continue their season with a game at Newaygo tonight, two games against Reed City at home on Wednesday, and a game against Chippewa Hills at home on Thursday. Scoring on Saturday was as follows: Quin McLemore – 3, Emmitt Hansen – 3, Aiden Farr – 17, Joseph VanHouten – 1, Peyton Powell – 4, Travis Pike – 5, Dakoda Worley – 1, Peyton Oliver – 8, Brayden Bloom – 1, Jaxon Mitchell – 11, Cash Corrigan – 2, and Jaxon Robeck – 6. Go Eagles!
Dogs in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in baldwin, MI?
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to baldwin..
Gary Green returns to Ferris State University as its new Public Safety Director, Chief of Police
After serving a little over a year as undersheriff in the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Department, Gary Green brings his three-plus decades of law enforcement experience to a new role as Ferris State University Department of Public Safety director. Green first joined Ferris DPS as an officer in 2017 before...
Local Community College Students Face Housing Crisis Amid Affordability Issues
Affordable housing is becoming a significant issue for community college students in the state. A U.S. Department of Education study showed that 8% of these students faced homelessness in 2020. Brandy Johnson, president of the Michigan Community College Association, stated that affordable housing is a major concern for low-income students. The state has 31 community colleges, most of which help students find off-campus housing. However, securing state funding for potential building projects is a complex process, requiring colleges to match 50% of the state's funding.