Rodney man dies in trailer fire Tuesday

A trailer fire Tuesday morning claimed the life of a disabled Rodney man. Mecosta County Sheriff Deputies say the fire happened on Timber Trail in Austin Township. When firefighters arrived to the scene the trailer and garage was fully engulfed in flames. When firefighters extinguished the flames they found the Rodney man inside. Deputies say there was no sign of anyone coming or going to the trailer. An autopsy is scheduled for cause of death and positive identification.

Big Rapids woman taken to hospital after accident in Big Rapids Twp.

A 33-year old Big Rapids woman was taken to a local hospital after a two car accident in Mecosta County Wednesday. Deputies say the accident happened on Northland Dr. south of 18 Mile Rd. in Big Rapids Twp. They say accident occurred when a north bound vehicle, driven by a 16-year old female from Big Rapids lost control of her vehicle, slid across the centerline and struck a south bound vehicle driven by a 33-year old female from Big Rapids. The 33 year old female was taken to the hospital for minor, non life threatening injuries.

Update: Remus man arraigned on attempted murder charges

A 40-year old Remus man was arraigned in Mecosta County on charges of Attempted Murder and Assault with intent-Great bodily Harm connected to the assault of his girlfriend and the stabbing of her 2-year old son at a trailer home in Remus Wednesday. Police say James W. Getz is being held on $2-million dollars bond, if convicted, he could face up to life in prison.

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 .

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.


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