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Surveillance video captures 3 breaking into vehicles in Owosso residential area

OWOSSO, Mich. (WILX) - Residents in Owosso are asked to be vigilant after a string of thefts from vehicles. According to city officials, an Owosso resident’s doorbell camera captured three individuals on Jan. 8 checking vehicle doors in their neighborhood. The video shows the individuals enter an unlocked vehicle before failing to enter a locked vehicle closest to the camera.
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Central Michigan Life

Suspect in custody after robbery at Right Way Auto

A 20-year-old man from Mount Pleasant was arrested yesterday after attempting to rob the Right Way Auto at 1119 S. Mission Street. Officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded at about 10 a.m. according to a Jan. 20 press release. Upon arrival, officers were told that the man brandished...
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Midland Daily News

Double perfection for Midland bowler

Matt Bradley, a 46-year-old Midland native, bowled not just one but two perfect 300 games on Thursday, January 6 at Northern Lanes in Sanford. That night also marked his best three-game series ever, 859 pins, which was 190 pins above his average of 669. Bradley, who has been bowling since...
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Police catch suspected car dealership robber because he left his car behind

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (WJRT) - Police say they identified the suspect accused of robbing a Mount Pleasant car dealership because he left his personal vehicle at the scene. The suspect walked into Right Way Auto at 1119. S. Mission St. around 9:55 a.m. and brandished a gun. He fled the scene in a vehicle stolen from the dealership, according to the Mount Pleasant Police Department.
Midland Daily News

Coyote sightings increasing around Sanford lake bed

Sanford resident Sue Brown heard coyotes last Friday night, and when she went to the door to scare them off, her 15-pound dog, Shady, rushed outside and faced off with two coyotes 20 feet from the Browns' deck, standing in their back yard. Then, a third coyote darted in, grabbed...
Morning Sun

Shepherd Schools extends virtual learning

Citing the continued spread of several illnesses, Shepherd Schools announced Thursday that it would extend virtual learning in the district until Tuesday. “As a constant review of our data and due to the continuation of reported cases of illnesses Influenza A, Strep Throat, Adenovirus, RSV and COVID-19 Shepherd Public Schools will remain in virtual/distance learning at least through Tuesday, January 25th,” said a message from school officials. “As next week begins there will be a clearer picture of available staff and student wellness to gauge our soonest possible date to return to in-person learning.”
Midland Daily News

Prep Roundup: Meridian girls extend record winning streak

Meridian jumped all over Harrison early and didn't let up on Thursday, routing the visiting Hornets 63-23 in Jack Pine Conference girls' basketball to extend the Mustangs' school-record winning streak to 12 straight. Halen McLaughlin led Meridian with 20 points and six rebounds, while Grace Chinavare had 15 points and...
Morning Sun

Mt. Pleasant man accused of robbing car dealership with BB gun

A 20-year-old Mt. Pleasant man was arrested in Bay City Wednesday, accused of robbing a Mission Street car dealership with a gun that turned out to shoot only BBs. The man, who is expected to be formally charged Thursday, is accused of brandishing a gun at Right Way Auto, 1119 S. Mission St., at approximately 9:55 a.m. Wednesday and taking a car from the lot, according to a Mt. Pleasant Police Department press release.

Police take armed person into custody at Mount Pleasant Walmart

MOUNT PLEASANT, MI — A situation involving an armed person inside Mount Pleasant’s Walmart ended without shots being fired. At 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18, Isabella County Central Dispatch advised law enforcement officers were dealing with a situation at the Walmart located at 4730 Encore Drive. Dispatchers advised civilians to avoid the area until the unspecified issue was resolved.
Midland Daily News

'Chemics on 3': Sophianna's got game

Meet Sophianna Bressette: the heart of the Midland High School freshman girls’ basketball team. She’s the player the crowd stands up and cheers for as soon as she scores a basket. Sophianna, who has Down Syndrome, brings a powerful energy to the team. “It was my idea to...

8th Grade Falcons take on the Standish Panthers

Last night the 8th grade basketball team hosted the Panthers of Standish Sterling. Freeland led 18-11 after the 1st period and never looked back. The boys turned up the pressure on defense and held Standish to just 8 points over the next 3 periods to come away with a 63-19 victory, moving them to 2-0 on the season.

Grocery store employee accused of throwing feces at coworker

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (WILX/Gray News) – An employee at Meijer grocery store in Michigan was fired after being accused of throwing a jar of human waste at a coworker. According to WILX, police responded to reports Thursday of an assault on an employee at the store. WILX reports an...
Morning Sun

2022 State of the State Art Contest sees a Mt. Pleasant student as a runner-up

A Mt. Pleasant High School student was one of the finalists for the 2022 State of the State art contest. The art contest challenged K-12 students across Michigan to come up with a creative design for the 2022 State of the State program cover following the theme “Why do you believe in Michigan?” Students were encouraged to be as creative as possible and were welcome to use crayon, marker, paint, or any other material.
Midland Daily News

Out to Lunch with Tori: Lanny's Restaurant

Midland has its fair share of restaurant gems. One in particular is an eatery that has withstood the tests of time, flood and pandemic, continuing to provide wholesome food and a friendly atmosphere: Lanny’s Restaurant. Lanny’s was a longtime staple in the Sanford community, operating there for 47 years...

Police have resolved situation at Wal-Mart in Mt. Pleasant

MT. PLEASANT, Mich - The Isabella County Sheriff's Office says a person who was armed with a firearm and threatening to harm themselves inside of the Wal-Mart in Mt. Pleasant has been taken into custody without incident. There was never an active shooter situation according to investigators. Isabella County 911...
Midland Daily News

Prep Roundup: 'This is probably the best we have wrestled,' says Donovan

Midland High went 2-0 at the Saginaw Valley League wrestling quad hosted by Saginaw Heritage on Wednesday, rallying to beat Lapeer 55-21 and routing the host Hawks 71-12. The Chemics dropped their first three matches against the Lightning but rebounded to win the next eight. After Lapeer won at 152 and 160 pounds, Midland's John Hine put the match away with a pin at 171.
Morning Sun

Douglas Wallace resigns as chamber boss

Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce directors are looking for a new president and CEO following the resignation of Douglas Wallace after almost two years at the helm. Douglas, who started in mid-March 2020, resigned effective Jan. 28, chamber board chair Bart Blystone told members in an email on Thursday.
Morning Sun

REZA makes magic in Midland

World-renowned illusionist Reza will perform a rock concert-style magic show that appeals to fans of all ages at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan, 21 at the Midland Center for the Arts, 1801 W. St. Andrews St., Midland. The interactive spectacular highlights a new form of magic show described as both inspirational and cutting edge. Tickets start at $15. For more information, visit or call 989-631-5930.
Huron Daily Tribune

Here's how far $100 goes around Michigan

According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, $100 doesn't go as far in some places as it does in others, in what is called regional price parity. The agency's report factors in the cost of goods and services with residents' incomes and compares them to the national average. The...