Carson City, MI

Hundreds of books found in DeWitt school recycling

DEWITT, Mich. (WLNS) – DeWitt residents are upset with the way the school district disposed of hundreds books when they were found in a school recycling dumpster over the weekend. The books that were thrown away range from old textbooks to gently used picture books. One man said while he understands that lesson plans change, […]
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Saginaw man identified as victim of Montcalm County drowning

MONTCALM COUNTY, MI -- A 22-year-old Saginaw man died Saturday, June 25 in a drowning on Cyrstal Lake in Montcalm County. Police identified the victim as Daiton Vinson-Sharp. Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to the lake, east of Stanton, about 6:55 p.m. Saturday after Vinson-Sharp went missing. He had been with friends, about 100 yards off shore on a sand bar.
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Feral cat finally fixed after birthing 40 kittens

When Jenny Giegler moved into a house on Mt. Pleasant’s Pine Street several years ago, the place came with something probably not in the listing … a tabby cat that at the time might have been named Hoagie. Today, she goes by Momma. Or Mama. She’s also currently...
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GoFundMe page set up for woman killed by ex-boyfriend

Relatives of the woman slain by her ex-boyfriend in a murder-suicide that occurred last week in Gratiot County’s North Shade Township are raising money to help her family pay for funeral expenses. Reagan Torp, 23, of Portland, was killed during the early morning hours of June 14 by Christopher...
Central Michigan University Chippewas

Soccer Opens Aug. 12; Michigan Among Nonconference Opponents Set To Visit Mount Pleasant in 2022

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – — The Central Michigan soccer team kicks off its 19-game 2022 schedule on Aug. 12 with a nonconference game at Illinois Chicago. The Chippewas' home opener is scheduled for Aug. 21 against Marquette at the CMU Soccer/Lacrosse Complex, and CMU's Mid-American Conference opener is scheduled at Eastern Michigan on Sept. 22.

Man facing felony charges following home invasion

SHEPHERD, Mich. (WNEM) - A Sumner man is in custody and is facing multiple felony charges following a home invasion where police say he robbed the homeowner at gunpoint. Joseph Ryan Kadlek was arrested around 5:00 a.m. Saturday morning according to the Shepherd Police Department. On Friday just after 7:00...
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After 30-plus year run Breckenridge cancels annual fireworks display

For the first time in more than three decades there will not be a Fourth of July fireworks display in the village of Breckenridge. The cancellation is partially due to an accident that occured during last year’s event, according to Village Clerk/Treasurer Bridget McPherson. That’s when a 56-year-old man...
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Shepherd home invasion results in a 46-year-old man’s arrest

A 46-year-old man from Sumner was arrested, and will likely face multiple felony charges, after a home invasion in the Village of Shepherd. On Friday, June 24 at around 7 p.m., officers with the Shepherd Police Department were dispatched to a residence on the 300 block of South Fourth Street in the Village of Shepherd.
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Two seriously hurt in crash with state trooper’s car

A driver and passenger were seriously injured Friday when a state police squad car hit them at the intersection of M-46 and Alger Road north of Alma. State police said the trooper, from the Lakeview Post, was headed west with lights and siren activated when a northbound vehicle was hit about 8:30 p.m.

Obituary for Reagan Marie Torp

Reagan Marie Torp was taken unexpectedly on Tuesday June 14, 2022 by a terrible act of violence. She was 23 years old, her whole life still ahead of her. Reagan was an amazing young woman who would light up a room just by walking into it. Her contagious personality made you fall in love with her instantly. She had a smile that would fill your soul, and a huge, tender heart. Reagan loved to draw, and she adored her friends. She was an avid lover of animals, and would have owned every stray and sheltered animal if we would have let her. She is survived by her parents Mark and Melissa Torp, her sister (and best friend), Kelsea Watts (Chris Grambau), nieces, Oonagh Noel and Fallon Lucy Grambau, aunts and uncles, Jody (Brenda) Watts, Rob (Liz) Torp, Cindy Scheurer, Becky (Steve) Conlon, Shelley (Doug) Zdawczyk, cousins, Jenny Hearld (Gunner, Kinley, Stella), Codi, Stephen and Jacob Scheurer, Aidan and Cade Watts, Roisin and Shea Conlon, Emma and Colin Torp, Ashley Zdawczyk, Summer Corke, and many, many close family and friends. She is preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Jens (Linda) Torp and maternal grandparents, Ralph (Shelly) Watts. There will be a Memorial Celebration of Life at the Portland, MI VFW on Sunday August 14, 2022 from 1-5pm. A GoFundMe has been set up by a close family friend to help the family with final expenses and lost wages. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the GoFundMe, or please make a donation to a Domestic Violence Charity of your choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made at

Inmate accused of murdering another inmate inside Michigan prison

MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. (FOX 2) - An inmate is facing charges after police say he murdered another inmate inside a Michigan prison last month. Elrick Cooper, 54, was arraigned on a second-degree murder charged Wednesday. Police said he killed an inmate inside the Macomb Correctional Facility in Lenox Township. He...
Central Michigan Life

CMU's Kevin Miller exits transfer portal, will return to Chippewas

Kevin Miller will be back in a Central Michigan uniform heading into his sophomore season. Miller announced that he is returning to CMU for his second year Sunday via Instagram. He entered the transfer portal June 14 but has elected to remain with the Chippewas. The news is paramount for...

Early morning shooting in Fenwick wounds three

Early Saturday morning, Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officers assigned to 3 District (Welland/Pelham) responded to residential address on Foss Road near Victoria Avenue, in Fenwick, for reports of a shooting that just occurred. Police say that on arrival, officers were directed inside the residence where two male victims were...

Shepherd home invasion suspect arrested early Saturday morning

SHEPHERD, Mich - UPDATE: Shepherd Police say the suspect, Joseph Ryan Kadlek was arrested just before 5:00 AM this morning out of the county. Shepherd Police are searching for 47-year-old Joseph Ryan Kadlek from Sumner. Investigators say officers were dispatched to a home invasion that had just taken place at...