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Education · Mecosta County

Teen arrested for Baldwin Community Schools threat

Lake County deputies arrested a 19-year-old man from the Mecosta County area in connection to a social media threat. The sheriff's office says they learned about the threat around 7 p.m. Friday. The district decided to continue normal activities inside the school while the outside was locked.See the Story
Murder · Big Rapids

Police arrest suspect after woman’s body found on Big Rapids nature trail

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Body of Big Rapids woman, 36, found on White Pine Trail on June 3. Police arrested a 23-year-old Mecosta Township man as an open murder suspect. Victim identified as Ashley Nicole Godfrey, 36. Police say this was an isolated incident.See the Story
Big Rapids · Big Rapids

Woman’s body found on nature trail in Big Rapids, police say

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
The body of an unidentified woman was discovered by Big Rapids Police officers. Police were patrolling White Pine Trail near Colburn Ave. at about 1:30 a.m. Friday. There is no threat to the public currently, police said. Anyone with information about the case should call 231-527-0005.See the Story
Big Rapids · Big Rapids

SVSU Sweeps Ferris State in Softball Doubleheader - MISportsNow

BIG RAPIDS – Ferris State softball dropped both games against Saginaw Valley State, 11-3 and 1-0, in Thursday’s conference doubleheader. The Bulldogs fall to 11-20 overall and 2-6 in conference play. Ferris State will looked to bounce back after this sweep when they host Wisconsin-Parkside for a GLIAC doubleheader on Saturday at 1 p.m. You can live-stream both games right...See the Story
Big Rapids Township · Big Rapids Township

1 dead in US-131 crash near Big Rapids

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The driver of the vehicle went off the roadway and hit a cement column that supports the overpass bridge. The driver suffered severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, deputies said. The sheriff's office did not immediately release driver or vehicle information. The crash occurred at the intersection of US-131 and 15 mile road.See the Story
Mecosta County · Mecosta County

Mecosta County man acquitted over accusations he assaulted police officer

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
James Alan Hatchew was acquitted May 25 after a two-day jury trial. He was charged with assault or resisting a police officer and assault. Deputies were called to his property on Feb. 14, 2021, over a dispute about snowmobile storage. The deputy testified she broke her finger while trying to handcuff him.See the Story
Floods · Big Rapids

Whitmer declares state of emergency in Big Rapids area after flooding

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declares a state of emergency for Mecosta County. Whitmer said the declaration will help Big Rapids get resources and funding needed to rebuild and recover. A thunderstorm dropped four inches of rain within two hours in the Big Rapids area, leading to extensive flooding and damaging roads.See the Story
State of Emergency · Mecosta County

Michigan – State of Emergency for Mecosta County

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a state of emergency for Mecosta County to address the impacts of severe thunderstorms and flooding. More than four inches of rain fell in two hours, leading to flooding and damage to local roads. The declaration authorizes the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) to coordinate state efforts.See the Story
Mecosta County · Mecosta County

Big Rapids Fire Dept. battling structure fire

Firefighters working to put out a house fire on State Street near Mancino's. State Street is closed between Perry and Maple. They ask that drivers avoid State Street between Perry to Maple.This is a developing story. FOX 17 is working to get more information.See the Story
Mecosta County · Mecosta County

How mental health in older adults can be brushed aside

MECOSTA COUNTY — When people think of depression, they might think of sadness, listlessness and a lack of motivation. Those are common, but not the only symptoms.Mental health has started to dominate daily conversation more, but older adults can be left out.“So you can end up with older adults who are being treated for memory loss, when memory loss is not really the problem," said Dr.See the Story
Big Rapids · Big Rapids

Sheriff: Father accused in Stanwood quadruple homicide

BIG RAPIDS — Police have identified a suspect in the quadruple homicide of a family of four last month in Stanwood.Charles Gillard, 51, of Austin Township, faces multiple charges in the shooting deaths of his wife, Dawn Gillard, 40, and their three children Katelynn Gillard, 6, Ronald Gillard, 4, and Joshua Gillard, 3.At about 2:30 p.m.See the Story
Big Rapids · Big Rapids

96-year-old receives award for volunteer work

BIG RAPIDS — The 49th annual Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Recognition was held at the Big Rapids Eagles Lodge 2535 this week.Long-time volunteer Leona Schwartz, who turned 96 in January, was recognized for her 26 years of service to RSVP.Lake County commissioner Betty Dermyer presented Schwartz with a “certificate of recognition in gratitude of her years of service.See the Story

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