September 2, 2014
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Gazebo narrowly missed at Pine Grove Park

Severe thunderstorm warnings again issued yesterday evening as an approaching cold front brought in some heavy rain and winds.  Those winds were clocked at about 50-miles per hour in some parts of Southeast Michigan including near Port Huron where a marine measurement had winds at around 45-miles per hour. Several three-inch diameter limbs were downed in Pine Grove Park and some trees were

With this being the first week back to school for most students we talked on the subject of education with Dan DeGrow who is the Superintendent of the Regional Educational Service Agency in Saint Clair County.  He says college costs keep increasing and many families have to make decisions about whether they can afford to send their child off to college.  That in turn has given rise to

Zack Roz, of First Robotics gave his robot a good workout this past weekend along with Governor Rick Snyder who led the annual trek Monday across the 5-mile-long bridge linking Michigan's two peninsulas. He walked alongside a robot constructed for the occasion by the first robotics team from Macomb International Academy in the town of Armada, which encourages young people to learn about

It's not just about the fair... that's the 4-H organization, as they start a recruitment campaign to find adults willing to work with 4-H'ers in a wide variety of ways.  Lori Warchuck at the local MSU Extension office says programs range from science and technology to the arts to career preparation to starting a business. Warchuck says 4-H volunteers can choose how much time

Vice President Joe Biden told a Labor Day gathering that it was labor unions which built the middle class and that in turn (quote) "built the United States as we know it."
 
 
 
It's the latest viral video sensation, and it's also for a good cause... that's the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which is now quite literally soaking the nation as it raises awareness and money for the ALS Association, the non-profit organization that's fighting Lou Gehrig's Disease.  The challenge involves people getting doused with buckets of ice water on video and
 
The body of a woman from Canada was recovered early Friday morning after she apparently jumped, Thursday night, off of the Blue Water Bridge.  It was at least the third such case reported this year and happened about 10:00 p.m., last night.  The body was found in the Saint Clair River near the Port Huron and Marysville border.  She was identified as a 44-year-old Sarnia
 
One suspect is dead and another is still at large, after an attempted robbery and fatal shooting outside a bank at 16-Mile and Gratiot. It happened Thursday afternoon, at a Bank of America branch in Macomb County's Clinton Township. F.B.I. and local authorities are continuing their investigations into the theft.
 
 
 
A burglary in Columbus Township, earlier this month, has the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office seeking the public's help in the case.  The incident happened Wednesday, August 20th about 5:00 a.m., at the Treeside Market, at 8792 Gratiot Avenue, with alcohol and cigarettes taken.  The suspect is described as a white male, who was wearing all black clothing and a
Miguel Cabrera had four hits, including two home runs, scored four runs, and drove in three as the Detroit Tigers pounded the Cleveland Indians on Monday 12-1 in the first game of a four game series.  Victor Martinez,JD Martinez, and Tyler Collins also hit home runs in the win, backing David Price, who struck out eight over seven innings of work.  Game two of the series is Tuesday night
The Detroit Tigers made four errors on Sunday in a 6-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox, in the final game of a four game series.  Ian Kinsler and Victor Martinez had RBI for the Tigers, who open a four game series in Cleveland on Monday afternoon.
Kyle Ryan made his big league debut for the Tigers and pitched six scoreless innings in an 8-4 win by Detroit in the second game of a double header in Chicago on Saturday against the White Sox.  Ian Kinsler had three hits and knocked in three runs for the Tigers, who also got three hits from Don Kelly and Ezequiel Carrera.  The final game of a four game series is set for Sunday
Chris Sale struck out 13 and led the Chicago White Sox to a 6-3 win in the first game of a double header on Saturday.  Ian Kinsler and Victor Martinez had home runs in the loss.  Max Scherzer suffered the loss despite striking out 11.
The Michigan Wolverines piled up over 500 yards of offense on their way to a 52-14 win over Appalachian State.  Devin Gardner was 13 of 14 for 173 yards and threw three TD passes, all to Devin Funchess.  Michigan plays at Notre Dame next week.
Ian Kinsler and Torii Hunter each drove in two runs and JD Martinez had three hits as the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 7-1 on Friday night in Chicago.  Justin Verlander scattered nine hits over seven innings and struck out eight for the win.  The teams will play a day-night double header on Saturday.
Connor Cook was 12 of 13 for 285 yards and threw three touchdown passes as #8 Michigan State opened the season on Friday with a 45-7 win over Jacksonville State  Tony Lippett had a huge game with four catches for 167 yards and two scores.  MSU plays at Oregon next week.
Detroit King made two big plays on their way to a 22-10 win over Port Huron High on Friday night at Memorial Stadium in high school football action.  Late in the first half Donnie Corley caught an 88 yard touchdown pass and midway through the fourth quarter Ambry Thomas returned an interception 85 yards for a score, giving the Crusaders defense all it would need.  The lone touchdown for
The Detroit Lions shutout the Buffalo Bills 23-0 on Thursday to close out the pre-season.  Kellen Moore was 17 of 28 for 172 yards and two touchdowns for the Lions, who open the regular season on September 8 against the New York Giants.
Bret Zihlavsky caught two touchdown passes and threw one, as Richmond opened the high school football season with a 47-0 win at Marysville on Thursday night.  Stefan Fenwick rushed for 112 yards, 95 on a fourth quarter touchdown run.  First year starter Trevor Barrett threw for 90 yards and two touchdowns.
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