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Domestic Dispute Leads to Fatal M-13 Crash

Fight Began In Saginaw County, Ended With Crash Near I-69 Overpass in Shiawassee County

Posted by Durand Now at 11:36pm 5/18/18

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Police in Saginaw County received reports of a woman with a gun, shooting at a man, on Friday afternoon. It was believed to be a domestic dispute, Michigan State Police Lt. David Kaiser said.

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Officials are investigating how students were able to hack into Bloomfield Hills School's computer system. Students changed their grades, attendance, and the amount of money on their lunch accounts.

A 21-year-old Ottawa County man is facing charges of armed robbery after trying to steal a designer bag from a man. Police say Christian Bracamontes fired off a handgun several times while he tried to rob the man.

Some big changes are coming to the movie series in downtown Grand Rapids this summer. This summer event, now called Movies on Monroe will be held at 555 Monroe Avenue near I-196.

Road crews closed another section of westbound I-696 last weekend. The Michigan Department of Transportation announced the freeway will be closed from Dequindre to Telegraph Roads.
  
Firefighters learned work skills for the job at training session in Lansing last week. LCC hosted an area fire fighter on campus to learn life-saving actions to ensure safety on the job.

Northern Michigan University closed three campus buildings last week as a precautionary measure after initial water tests found inconsistent lead level readings.

Dearborn schools were selected by the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to plant gardens to help cut the district's high obesity rate as roughly two-thirds of the student population are overweight.

A Detroit demolition contractor from Adamo Construction is being suspended after mistakenly knocking down a Land Bank-owned home that was in the demolition pipeline, but not under contract.

 A new study says Grand Rapids is one of the ten smaller cities that are bound to boom. The study is based on factors like metro growth and quality of healthcare.

A Grand Rapids man is spending nine months behind bars after pretending to be an ambulance medic and working with real patients. Records show he has never been employed as a medic.

A town hall panel discussion where Non-profit organizations centered on helping immigrants make sure immigrant voices are not forgotten as the city tries to recover from the Flint Water Emergency was held last week.

Racism is a problem inside Kalamazoo County government, Kalamazoo County Board Chair Stephanie Moore admits. Moore said on Tuesday May 15th that she has encountered attitudes and practices that can be interpreted as racist.

The Muskegon school board has approved budget cuts totaling more than 1.5 million dollars that will begin in the 2018-2019 school year.

Truck drivers say the 100th Street bridge overpass is to blame for the multiple collisions this year, but a report says the height of the low bridge hasn’t changed much, and is actually higher than the posted height.

Two Detroit men are accused of a kidnapping scheme, targeting Uber and Lyft drivers and demanding ransoms. The pair could face more than 50 years in prison.

Fenton police are looking for a red pick-up truck with a black tailgate that may have been stalking an elementary student as she waited for the bus last week. The truck reportedly drove passed her multiple times before pulling into her driveway and idling for ten minutes. Police were notified and say the girl did everything right.

A Jackson doctor’s license has been suspended for overprescribing medications. In addition to being the county’s number one prescriber of two powerful and highly addictive substances, the doctor is also accused of overprescribing dangerous combinations of substances, state officials say.

The search is on for the state Christmas tree. Candidates must be at least 55 feet tall and 24 feet wide. Last year’s tree came from the Upper Peninsula.

Another West Michigan fire is being blamed on lightning. Authorities in Kalamazoo County say flames erupted at a home in Comstock Township Monday morning after it was apparently struck by lightning.

Michigan United and allied immigrant communities marched with supporters of an Albanian American family facing deportation. The march began Monday May 14th in Detroit, spanning 90 miles to Lansing, running through Tuesday May 22nd.

Two firefighters suffered from injuries after they rescued a woman from a house fire in Redford Township on Monday, May 14th. A man was able to escape before the crews arrived, but his mother was trapped in the home and needed to be saved.

The president of Grand Rapids Community College is joining the Higher Learning Commission. Bill Pink is one of four newly-elected members of the HRC, which accredits colleges and universities in 19 states.  

Miller Bros. creamery in Mt. Clemens is up for sale. The business is owned and managed by 93-year-old Irene Szlachtowicz, who immigrated to America from Germany after World War Two. She started working at the business in 1962.

A failed drain pipe created a large sinkhole at the corner of 5 Point Highway and Stine Road south of Charlotte. The sinkhole opened Sunday afternoon, May 13th.

A ribbon cutting was held Monday May 14th to unveil a new computer lab at the Traverse City Senior Center. Community members along with Congressman Jack Bergman were there to celebrate its grand opening.

A grand jury has indicted an Upper Peninsula woman after her alleged assault of a federal officer in October of 2017. Margaret Sue Hardwick, a resident of Wilson, has been indicted by a grand jury and charged with assaulting a federal officer. 

Lightning appears to be the culprit of an early Sunday morning attic fire on Tradewind Drive, according to the Portage Public Safety Department. No one was injured, but the blaze did cause extensive damage.

A 3-year-old girl was taken to a hospital with a head injury after police say she ran into a Southeast Grand Rapids street and was struck by a vehicle. Police and rescuers responded about 12:50 p.m. Saturday May 12th.

Diann Woodard, 66, a graduate of Detroit Public Schools, who went on to become an educator, Michigan State University trustee and union official, died on Sunday May 13th.

Genesee County has been creating and maintaining non-motorized trails. This year, safety personnel will be out between the hours of 11am and 5pm this summer, four more hours than previous years, on both the Flint River and Genesee Valley trails.

Lansing Fire Department put out a large house fire on Camperdown Drive in Lansing. Firefighters were called around 3:00 a.m. Saturday May 12th. Five people lived inside the home, all of which made it out safe. The home is said to be a total loss.

Michigan State Police troopers need your help finding a man they say carried out an armed robbery Saturday in Cadillac. State police say it happened just before 2:00 Saturday afternoon, May 12th, at Allied Cash Advance on Boon Road in Haring Township.
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