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Police looking to identify home invasion suspect

Several thousands dollars worth of power equipment and other items were stolen from a home in Aetna Township and police need you help in finding the thief.

 

Deputies were called to the residence on Sunday morning just after 10:30.

 

The Sheriff's Office is requesting that anyone with information regarding the matter contact the Mecosta County sheriff's Office at 231-592-0150.

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Two vehicle accident in Isabella Co. claims life of Clare teen

A 19-year old Clare woman is dead following a two vehicle accident in Isabella County.

 

It happened at the intersection of E. Blue Grass Rd. and S. Isabella Rd in Union Twp. State Police say a 2007 Hyundai Elantra passenger car, driven by a 19-year old Clare woman, was E/B on E. Blue Grass Rd. where it drove into the path of a 2003 Ford F-150 pickup and collided. The F-150 was driven by a 19-year old Mt. Pleasant man.

 

The 19-year old Clare woman was taken to McLaren Hospital in Mt. Pleasant where she was pronounced dead.

 

The driver and two adult passengers of the F-150 suffered minor injuries from the crash, which remains under investigation.

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Rocker Ted Nugent testifies in support of Rep. Hoitenga bill lifting baiting ban

State Rep. Michele Hoitenga was joined on Tuesday by Ted Nugent to testify in support of her plan to end the ban on baiting deer and elk in Michigan.

 

The state’s Natural Resources Commission (NRC) issued a ban on baiting or feeding deer and elk in August 2018 amid concerns about the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD). The NRC has since reconsidered the issue but has not lifted the ban.

 

Hoitenga, of Manton, said she introduced the legislation to stand up for outdoor enthusiasts and local businesses who are hurt by the NRC’s overregulation of hunting activity.

 

“The NRC’s baiting ban puts unnecessary restrictions on Michigan hunters with little evidence that it will do anything to prevent the spread of disease,” Hoitenga said. “It makes no sense to ban hunters from scattering apples near their tree stands when every day in nature deer graze on the fruit that falls off of apple trees.”

 

The plan, House Bill 4687, would allow people to engage in baiting during open seasons on deer and elk in Michigan.

“The rule banning feeding and baiting in Michigan is going to chase hunting families out of the sport for absolutely no reason,” Nugent said. “If a disease can be transmitted by nose to nose contact, there is not a damn thing you can do about it. The minute a deer is born they lick, they groom, and they swap spit.”

 

Last year, hunting and fishing license sales made up 20 percent of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ entire annual budget, equal to $83.5 million. These funds were used to pay for game and fish protection activity carried out by the DNR. According to one recent study, 171,000 jobs are created and supported annually across Michigan by hunting and fishing activity. Hunting generates around $8.9 billion in economic impact, the study said.

 

House Bill 4687 remains under consideration by the House Government Operations Committee.

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Walmart launches car seat trade-in event in celebration of National Baby Safety Month

September is National Baby Safety Month and Walmart is using the opportunity to collect old car seats starting today.

 

That means you can trade in the car seat your child has outgrown for a $30 Walmart gift card.

 

The gift card can be used in store or online to buy items for your baby.

 

All car seats collected in this program will be recycled through, TerraCycle and each component will be diverted from the landfill.

 

There's a two car seat trade-in limit per household.

 

The car seat trade in event goes through September 30 at participating Walmart retail store locations -- and it's not available at the Neighborhood Market locations.

 

Make sure you go to the customer service desk for help with the car seat trade in.

 

Here is a list of local Walmart locations participating: 

 

  1. Big Rapids Supercenter

    21400 Perry Ave
    Big Rapids, MI 49307
    231-796-1443
  2. Fremont Supercenter

    7083 W 48th St
    Fremont, MI 49412
    231-924-5000
  3. Greenville Supercenter

    10772 W Carson City Rd
    Greenville, MI 48838
    616-754-3062
  4. Mount Pleasant Supercenter

    4730 Encore Blvd
    Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
    989-772-6300
  5. Cadillac Supercenter

    8917 E 34 Rd
    Cadillac, MI 49601
    231-775-8778
  6. Whitehall Supercenter

    2755 Holton-whitehall Road
    Whitehall, MI 49461
    231-893-5477

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Midland man arrested in connection to Shepherd teen who had been missing

A 21-year-old Midland man has been arrested in connection to the case of a teenage girl who had gone missing in Shepherd.

 

14-year-old Navaeh Snyder was reported missing last Thursday and was found safe on Saturday.

 

Police say they learned the suspect was possible going to the family's home and he was arrested there early Sunday morning.

 

He's facing charges of accosting a child for immoral purposes.

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Wexford Co. Animal Shelter temporarily closes due to parvovirus

 

The Wexford County Animal Shelter is currently closed due to canine parvovirus. 

 

Shelter officials say they will not be able to accept any animals for a minimum of 14 days until the virus is cleared. 

 

"Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious viral disease that can produce a life-threatening illness. The virus attacks rapidly dividing cells in a dog's body, most severely affecting the intestinal tract. Parvovirus also attacks the white blood cells, and when young animals are infected, the virus can damage the heart muscle and cause lifelong cardiac problem."

 

During this time, the animals currently held at the shelter will be monitored by shelter and veterinary staff for signs of the virus. Staff will also clean and sanitize the building to rid the shelter of the virus.

 

The shelter will advise when it is been cleared to accept animals again.
 

 

 

 

 

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Chicago woman arrested on prescription drug fraud charges

A 29-year old Chicago woman is behind bars on felony charges of prescription drug fraud.

 

The Montcalm County Sheriff's Office says the suspect, Simone P. Conner went to two pharmacies in the village of Edmore, giving pharmacists a fake name and tried to pay for a fake prescription with cash.

 

The second pharmacy called 911 and police then arrested her.

 

Conner is now in jail on $45,000 bond and charged with four felony and four misdemeanor charges.

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Big Country 100.9 Scores Big with Cardinal Football

 

Big Country 100.9 continues to rack up large streaming audiences for the Big Rapids Football Cardinals

game.


 

The broadcast of the home Big Rapids Cardinals versus Tri-County Viking game on Friday September 9, 2019 drew 473 listeners who streamed the game. The Big Rapids Radio Network uses proprietary software to record streaming listeners which shows the operating systems in use. 352 listeners used an IOS operating system, 78 listeners used an Android system and 43 listeners listened on their desktops.


 

Big Rapids Radio Network Operations Director Erik Etchison commented “Our coverage of Big Rapids High School Football goes way beyond the typical local radio high school broadcasts. We have analysts in the booth who played football at Big Rapids High School and Ferris State University. Our weekly Coaches Corner interview with Coach Mike Selzer goes inside each game. Our weekly Cardinal Country podcast (Big Rapids Daily News, Apple podcast, Stitcher, Google Podcast, and Spotify) goes in depth with every Cardinal athletic team. Our downloadable apps make streaming accessible and easy to use on any device. When you listen to our entire weeks coverage of the games it’s great local radio.”

 

Big Country 100.9 WWBR is Mid Michigan’s most listened to radio station. Streaming listenership has

exploded. Over the last 30 days Big Country 100.9 tallied 3,198 listening sessions online. 1,449 of those

sessions via IOS, 1,056 via Android, 701 via Desktop and 11 using recent smart speaker technology

Amazon Alexa.

 

Edison Research 2018 estimates that 12% of a radio stations audience is streaming online. The

remaining 88% listen over the air.

 

The Big Rapids Cardinals travel to Fremont this week to take on the Packers. Big Country 100.9 will have the call starting at 6:45pm on Friday, September 13.

 

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63-year old woman dies in a two car accident in Montcalm County

A Gowen woman is dead following a two car accident in Montcalm County.

 

It happened on Johnson Road south of Sidney Road in Montcalm Township.

 

Deputies say 63-year old Ruby Hardin was traveling southbound on Johnson Road in a 2007 Chrysler Town and County while 18-year old Seth Davis, also from Gowen, was traveling northbound in a 2012 Dodge Charger. Hardin approached a curve in the road, which she failed to negotiate, and crossed the center of the road hitting Davis’ vehicle head-on.

Davis sustained minor injuries and sought his own treatment. Hardin was unconscious at the scene and was transported to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids by Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services where she was pronounced deceased.

Both drivers wore seat belts and speed do not appear to have been a factor.

 

The crash remains under investigation.

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UPDATE: Montcalm Co. fugitive in police custody after standoff in Iowa

There was a day long standoff in Iowa, but the man accused of assaulting his wife in Montcalm County's Sidney Township recently, Eric Kramer, has been arrested.

 

Kramer was stopped while driving in Iowa and Kramer pulled out a pistol and pointed it at his head. The highway 370 near the Iowa-Nebraska border was shut down as Iowa State Police negotiated with Kramer to give up the gun.

 

Troopers used tear gas and Kramer surrendered several hours later.

 

He's charged with being a fugitive from justice and a felon in possession of a firearm.

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