Reed City tops Big Rapids in high scoring football game 39-26

The Reed City Coyote's notched their first win of the season as they beat the Big Rapids Cardinals 39-26 at Top Taggert Field Thursday night.The Coyote's started the game by scoring 20 points in the first quarter and another 13 points in the second quarter. Big Rapids tried to mount a comeback by scoring 14 points in the second quarter led by Senior QB Ty Lattimore and Senior WR Jon Spicer to trim Reed City's lead 33-14 and another 12 points in the forth quarter but it wasn't enough.

Big Rapids police taken on chase

Big Rapids Police officers were involved in a high speed chase last night. Police say they attempted to conduct a traffic stop near Hemlock and State Street in Big Rapids when the driver, 61-year old Harvester Carter took off driving at a high rate of speed through alleys and parking lots before ditching the car behind a house on the 700th block of Osceola Ave and taking off on foot. The two passengers in the vehicle were arrested and well as Carter a short time later. The passengers were not charged.

Big Rapids to seek outside opinion on internet service conflict

The City of Big Rapids will now seek an outside opinion in the conflict between them and Tucker Communications over internet services. The decision was made during last night's commission meeting. Big Rapids will seek the counsel from Petoskey law firm, Plunkett Cooney. In February, the internet service provider reached an agreement with City Manager Steve Sobers to pay almost $8,500 dollars to the city. However, Commissioners rejected the offer, seeking more of the estimated $80,000 the company owes the city for leasing space on the Perry Avenue water tower.

Big Rapids man arrested for felony domestic assault in B.R.Twp

A 24-year old Big Rapids man was arrested for Felony Domestic Assault over the Memorial Day weekend in Big Rapids Township. Mecosta County Sheriff Deputies say the were called to a home Sunday night on 14 Mile Rd. when the 24-year old suspect was accused of threatening his 22-year old girlfriend with a gun. Police say Through an investigation they found that the suspect had been arguing with his girlfriend, while they were arguing the suspect threatened to kill her, then grabbed his hand gun and started loading it.

Over a million Michigan travelers to hit state roads this Memorial Day weekend

An estimated 1.1 million Michigan residents will travel 50 miles or more during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, launching the 2013 summer travel season. Triple A Michigan says state travel is projected to be nearly on par with last year. The Auto Club projects 34.8 million travelers nationally, a 0.9 percent dip from the previous year. The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, May 23 to Monday, May 27.

Remus man and two others taken to hospital after tire comes loose from car

A Remus driver and two passengers were injured after a tire broke off their car and flew off into traffic Wednesday. Mecosta County Sheriff Deputies say the accident happened on Northland Drive and 18 Mile Road in Big Rapids. They say the driver, 26-year-old Danavan Gable, of Remus, was heading north on Northland Drive when a tire broke off his vehicle and struck a southbound vehicle driven by 30-year-old Amy McGuire, of Paris. After the tire came loose, Gable’s vehicle left the roadway, struck a reflector sign and rolled over.

Police Memorial Ceremony Planned For May 14th at Ferris State University

Ferris State University and the Big Rapids community will pay tribute to fallen officers during the Police Memorial Ceremony at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 14. The public is invited to attend. The 10th annual event will be held outside the Ferris Library for Information, Technology and Education, 1010 Campus Drive in Big Rapids. It coincides with National Police Week, created in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy.

Local school districts asking voters to approve operating millage's and sinking fund today

It's a special election day in Mecosta County, issues on the ballot for voters to decide on include Big Rapids Public Schools and Morley Stanwood Community Schools asking voters to renew their operating millage's. Big Rapids Public Schools will also be asking voters to approve a sinking fund for their district which would among other things enhance building security and safety as well as renovate and upgrade buildings and grounds. If approved, residents would pay between $37.50 to $56.25 per year for a five year period depending on their property value.

Morley man charged in CSC case

A 54-year old Morley man was arrested Friday on charges connected to a criminal sexual conduct case. Police say the charges are in connection to a series of sexual assaults that took place between 2001 and 2005 in the City of Big Rapids. The arrest stems from an investigation by Big Rapids Department of Public Safety after a adult family member came forth about incidents that took place when they were a juvenile. The suspect is charged with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. He also is a habitual offender.

Grand Rapids man arraigned on charges connected to photographing women at a BR tanning salon

In an update to a story we told you about in March, a 21-year old Grand Rapids man was arraigned in Mecosta County District Court this week on felony charges he told photographs of women at a Big Rapids tanning salon. Matthew Allen Marshall was charged with two counts of capturing or distributing images of an unclothed person. If convicted, he could face a maximum five-year sentence. Police say Marshall is alleged to have taken photographs of female clients at B-Tan Tanning Salon with his cell phone. Marshall freed on bond.


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