Saginaw County, MI

2 cows dead after hit-and-run crash near Saginaw

THOMAS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJRT) - Police are looking for the driver of Jeep that they believe hit and killed two cows on a Saginaw County roadway. The crash happened around 10 p.m. Tuesday on Gratiot Road near Pineview Drive in Thomas Township west of Saginaw. Police received reports of cows...
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Firefighters battle blaze at Saginaw County haunted woods, woman arrested on arson charge

KOCHVILLE TWP, MI — A Clio woman is in custody after allegedly starting a fire at a haunted attraction in Saginaw County, a fire that resumed burning nearly 12 hours later. The matter began about 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, when a motorist reported a car broken down or out of gas on the Zilwaukee Bridge, said Saginaw County Sheriff’s Lt. Russell Kolb. The caller said a woman was standing near the car, talking on a cellphone, Kolb said.

Watch video of artist spray-painting 5-floor mural on Saginaw building

SAGINAW, MI — Flint muralist Kevin Burdick last week finished his spray-painted mural along the southern wall of the Saginaw County Health Department building. Burdick was hired for the task by Saginaw Community Foundation, which paid him $8,500 from a $60,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

Saginaw County Commission on Aging Looking to Re-Hire Retirees Due to Staff Shortages

Retirees with the Saginaw County Commission on Aging will soon be able to help out again on a temporary basis with the launch of an upcoming pilot program. The Commission on Aging has been working with the County Labor Committee on the pilot program that would allow retirees to aid in the fight against staffing shortages by filling dispatch, driver, and Meals on Wheels related positions.

Ohio man accused of breaking into dollar store to steal lighter fluid to set house on fire

BUENA VISTA TWP, MI — A Cincinnati man is accused of breaking into a dollar store to steal lighter fluid, then trying to set a nearby house on fire. At 11:12 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, Buena Vista police officers responded to a break-in at the Dollar General at 3545 Dixie Highway. The business was closed but someone had damaged the building to gain entry, said Detective Alexis Frierson.

Police: Driver kills 2 cows with vehicle in Saginaw Co.

THOMAS TWP., Mich. (WNEM) - The Thomas Township Police Department is investigating after a driver killed two cows with a vehicle and fled the scene. Officers were sent to the area of Gratiot Road and Georgian Terrace for a dead cow in the roadway and multiple cows roaming around shortly after 10 p.m. on Tuesday.

Saginaw County re-ups contract with Dow Event Center management team

SAGINAW, MI — Saginaw County leaders will keep aboard the company that first began managing operations at The Dow Event Center in 2001. The Saginaw County Board of Commissioners approved a new 10-year contract with ASM Global during a Tuesday, May 17, meeting. The deal retains the services of the international company with a U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles until at least September 2032. This agreement marked the third decade-long contract for ASM Global at The Dow Event Center.

Fire Sparked at Wild Woods of Terror

A fire broke out at a haunted Kochville Township attraction early Wednesday, May 18. Fire fighters from several departments were dispatched to 7500 Venoy Rd. around 1:10 a.m. for a fire at the Wild Woods of Terror. Crews found a fully involved structure fire upon arrival. It isn’t clear if any of the surround forested area caught fire as well. No injuries were reported.

Downtown Saginaw to host small business idea pitch competition Thursday

SAGINAW, MI — Would-be entrepreneurs will compete for cash prizes as high as $2,000 during a downtown event this week. Organizers will host the Saginaw Soup Pitch Competition at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the SVRC Marketplace, 203 S. Washington in Saginaw. The gathering is scheduled in the Central Michigan University Research Corporation (CMURC) suite on the second floor of the building.

Sinkhole Opens Up in Saginaw County Road

The Saginaw County Road Commission reports a sinkhole has closed a local road. Grabowski between Iva and Steel roas is closed until further notice because of the sinkhole in the road caused by a drain tube collapse. The Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department advises do not pass any barriers for that location and find an alertnate route.

Saginaw man repeatedly drove car into state police forensic lab, stole laptop

BRIDGEPORT, Mich. (FOX 2) - A Saginaw man was arrested after repeatedly ramming a car into a forensic laboratory and stealing a laptop inside over the weekend. Michigan State Police say the individual was taken into custody early Sunday morning after he deliberately drove a car into a pole barn, a parked trailer, and a dumpster.