August 23, 2014
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Work on the general fund budget for St. Clair County for the next fiscal year has begun, with expenditures reduced and minimal job loss.  The St. Clair County Board of Commissioners heard an update on the spending plan, during their on the road meeting in Columbus Township, with county Finance Director Karry Hepting saying, at this point in the game, the budget is coming up balanced,
 
A new school year will be starting in a couple weeks, for students in the Port Huron Area School District, and with new Superintendent James Cain at the helm come new goals and new objectives for providing the best education possible.  A workshop Thursday, for the Board of Education, was held with Cain saying one goal will be to hire a Community Relations Director in order to reach
 
Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates in July increased in all of the state’s 17 major labor market regions. According to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget, total employment levels fell in most regions over the month, while workforce levels grew moderately in the majority of the state’s local areas. Spokesman Jason Palmer says temporary layoffs

It's three fun-filled days of how it used to be... that's the St. Clair County Farm Museum Steam Show and Old Fashioned Harvest Days today,  Saturday and Sunday at the Goodells County Park.  Coordinator Yvonne Markel tells us attractions include Tractor and Small Engine Shows, Steam Engine Sawmilling, Antique Steam Whistle Blows and Tractor Pulls and Parades. Other attractions
 
The body of the missing Port Huron Float Down participant has been located.  St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon says, the body of 19-year old Brady Morton of Fenton was discovered, yesterday afternoon in the St. Clair River, by members of the Sheriff's Office Dive Team.  The find happened around 2:30 p.m., about 45-yards off shore, in about 26-feet of water. 
 
They've scratched Algonac and Port Huron off the list, as the annual Back to School Backpack Giveaway continues Thursday and Friday.  The event is sponsored by the Women's Initiative of the Community Foundation, with them giving away backpacks full of school supplies for elementary and middle school students.  Organizer Juanita Gittings tells us today they're at the
 
A small tornado knocked over camping trailers and took out a garage roof, early yesterday afternoon, near Richmond.
 
 
 
It was a multiple vehicle chain reaction crash, Wednesday afternoon, that saw traffic backed up along eastbound I-69 at the I-94 exit.  The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office says, the crash happened about 1:20 p.m., with a few people treated for minor injuries and taken to a local hospital.  The crash in the construction zone started with a tractor trailer rear ending a
 
The Secretary of State's mobile office will be on the road, as part of a statewide voter registration drive, visiting colleges and universities. Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says the 3,000-mile "2014 ExpressSOS Voter Registration Drive" will also help highlight the department's online services at ExpressSOS.com.
 
 
 
Severe thunderstorms rolled into the area, Tuesday evening, causing a number of downed tree limbs and power outages along the way.  A couple of hundred DTE customers were off the grid this morning in the Richmond and New Haven area as well as a section north of North Street.  The storms produced wide reports of lightning and several social media postings of rainbows in the
The Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 20-6 on Friday night in Minnesota.  The Twins had 20 hits, including five from Eduardo Escobar, who was a double shy of the cycle.  Tigers pitchers walked nine in the game and the Tigers made two errors.  Escobar, Danny Santana, Oswaldo Arcia, and Trevor Plouffe all hit home runs for the Twins, while Ian Kinsler homered for the
The Detroit Lions beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 13-12 on Friday night in pre-season action at Ford Field.  Reggie Bush had two carries for 95 yards and scored on an 86 yard run for the Lions, who also got a one yard TD run from George Winn.  Matt Stafford was 10 of 16 for 98 yards and Dan Orlovsky completed nine of eleven passes for 74 yards.  The Lions (2-1) close out the
David Price allowed a first inning unearned run, when Ben Guyer tripled in Ben Zobrist after Zobrist had reached first on an error.  The triple was the only hit allowed by Price, who retired the final 23 hitters he faced, striking out 9.  The Tigers, however, managed just four hits themselves and lost 1-0 to the Rays on Thursday afternoon.  Rays starter Alex Cobb pitched seven
Rick Porcello tossed his third complete game shutout of the season on Wednesday night as the Detroit Tigers blanked the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 in Tampa.  Porcello held the Rays to three hits and did not walk a batter to win his 14th game of the year.  Victor Martinez hit a grand slam and drove in five runs for the Tigers.  Detroit goes for a sweep in the three game series on Thursday
The Detroit Tigers came back from an early four run deficit on Tuesday night in Tampa Bay and eventually beat the Rays 8-6 in eleven innings.  Detroit used ten walks in the game, including four in a three run 11th inning to win the game.  Ian Kinsler had a double and a triple and JD Martinez hit a home run.  The Tigers remain two games behind Kansas City in the division and tied
The Detroit Tigers made three errors that led to four unearned runs in an 8-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.  Victor Martinez knocked in the only Tigers run as Seattle pitching held Detroit to five hits.  The Tigers are back in action on Tuesday at Tampa Bay.
David Price out dueled Felix Hernandez on Saturday night as the Detroit Tigers beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2.  Nick Castellanos had a home run and two RBI to pace a 12 hit Detroit attack.  Price went eight innings and allowed a run on three hits with seven strike outs.  The final game of a three game series is at Comerica Park on Sunday afternoon.
The Oakland Raiders scored the game winning touchdown with six seconds left in the game and beat the Detroit Lions 27-26 in pre-season action on Friday night.  Matthew Stafford threw touchdown passes to Golden Tate and Kris Durham and was 9 of 10 for 88 yards in three drives.  The difference in the game ended up being a missed extra point after the Lions first touchdown of the
The Seattle Mariners beat the Detroit Tigers 7-2 on Friday night in the opening game of a three game series at Comerica Park.  Ian Kinsler and Victor Martinez knocked in runs for the Tigers, who got two doubles from Miguel Cabrera.  Rick Porcello took the loss, allowing six runs and ten hits in six innings.
Max Scherzer tossed eight shutout innings with a season high 14 strike outs, as the Detroit Tigers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Thursday.  JD Martinez hit a home run and drove in two runs and Nick Castellanos also knocked in a pair of runs for the Tigers, who open a three game series against Seatle on Friday night at Comerica Park.
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