Mecosta Co. Emergency Management rolls out new communication service for residents

Mecosta Co. Emergency Management will use a new communication service called "Nixle" starting today. The service will allow emergency management officials to send out valuable community information that may include evacuations, road closures, severe weather statements as well as other relevant safety and community event information directly to the public via email, text message or logging on to www.Nixle.com .

2-year old boy stabbed; suspect in custody as Mecosta Co. Deputies investigate

Update: Sheriff Todd Purcell has confirmed that the 41-year old suspect is the 21-year old victim's boyfriend that lived in the home with her. Purcell says the woman and her children were able to escape their residence to their car where they awaited police this morning. The 2-year old injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

Taking the plunge: 2014 Polar Plunge to be held on Chippewa Lake this weekend

The 2014 Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympic Michigan athletes will take place this weekend at Chippewa Lake and officials are hoping it will be the biggest yet!. Area Five Special Olympics Michigan Director Patricia Rosales says Last years plunge brought in $27,000 with 120 participants and shes hoping to top that. If you want to participate, Registration will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday at East Bay General Store and a $75 dollar donation is required, the plunge will start at 12:30 p.m. A post-plunge party will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Chippewa Township Community Building in Rodney.

TC woman injured in rollover accident in Mecosta Co.

A Traverse City woman was injured after rolling her car over on US-131 in Mecosta County over the weekend. Sheriff Deputies say the accident happened on US-131 near 11 Mile Rd when the woman lost control of her vehicle went into an embankment and overturned. The driver was taken to Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Follow us on Twitter: @bigrapidsDN

Trufant woman suffers minor injuries after rear ending plow truck

A 43- year old Trufant woman was taken to the hospital Thursday after rear ending a Mecosta County Road Commission Plow Truck in Mecosta Township. Deputies say the accident happened on  NB US 131 near 6 Mile Rd. The woman was taken to Spectrum Health Hospital for treatment. The Plow truck driver was uninjured.

Mecosta man arrested on multiple CSC charges

After a two year investigation into allegations, a Mecosta man sits in the Clare County Jail on sexual assault charges. State Troopers say 37-year old Edward Mitchell was arraigned on multiple counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct in Clare County district court. Mitchell was arrested last week at a home in Mecosta after they executed a warrant for his arrest. He remains in jail on $300,000 bond.

MDOT to replace two bridges on US-131 in Mecosta Co. using dish soap

The Michigan Department of Transportation for the first time will use a new technique to replace bridges in the state. It's called the "Bridge Sliding" technique, and two bridges in Mecosta County have been selected by officials to get replaced using this technique. MDOT says it involves building a new bridge next to the old one, then sliding it into place using Dawn Dish Soap as lubricant. MDOT Officials plan to replace the northbound and southbound bridges along US-131 that pass over 3 Mile Road in Aetna Township.

Kentwood woman receives minor injuries in rollover accident in Mecosta Co.

A Grand Rapids area woman was taken to the hospital after a rollover accident in Mecosta Co. Sunday. Deputies say they found an SUV on its roof and the driver trapped inside. Emergency crews broke the drivers side window in order to free the woman. She was taken to Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital for her injuries.

Barryton couple killed in car accident

A Mecosta County couple was killed in a car accident last night. Sheriff deputies say they found 72-year old Gerald Jordan, and his wife, 78-year old Alice Jordan of Barryton both deceased. It happened on 19 Mile Rd near 60th Ave.  Upon arrival on scene, deputies say the vehicle was traveling eastbound at which time it drove off the roadway to the right and went down an extremely steep embankment filled with rocks and trees.

Breaking: Morley woman dead; gunman in custody after all night standoff w/ police

A 26-year old suspect in custody while a 58-year old Morley woman is dead and three other woman were taken to the hospital after an 11-hour police standoff in Rogers Heights in Mecosta Co. During a news conference this morning, Mecosta Co. Sheriff Todd Purcell said Police received a emergency call at 8:35pm Thursday night for shots fired. Purcell says the female resident of the home was on the phone with her boyfriend when a 26-year old intoxicated suspect entered the home through the front door with a shotgun and fired at the woman, the female victim went down.

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