September 16, 2014
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Port Huron Police are still investigating an early Saturday morning shooting that killed a Port Huron 40-year-old woman. They are treating the case as accidental. She was apparently part of a group at a residence along Rural near Water Street that were passing a handgun around and dry firing it. At some point the gun was reloaded and a person who apparently was unaware that the gun was loaded

St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donellon testified in front of a legislative committee last week in support of a bill that attempts to clamp down on so-called drugged driving. The bill was introduced by local State Representative Dan Lauwers, with it being approved by a Senate Committee. The bill now moves on to the Senate for debate.  Last summer's fatal incident saw two young men killed

Gas prices decreased, AAA Michigan reports. Michigan’s current statewide average is $3.49 per gallon, down about 12 cents from last week and about 6 cents less than this same time last year.  Metro Detroit gas prices also decreased. The current average there is $3.52 per gallon, about 7 cents less than last week and about 5 cents less than this same time last year.
 
 

Just a quick stop into your local library will bring you the whole world... and this month it's Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the St. Clair County Library System joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that everyone has the most important card of all... a free library card.  Each branch will have a unique gift for those that

Do you know any heroes?  If so, the St. Clair County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management wants to know as they launch their Community Hero Awards program.  Director Jeff Friedland says to be eligible for an award, the act has to have been carried out during the calendar year of 2014, with a selection panel that will review the nominations on a monthly basis for both

Focusing on the new wave of hi-tech companies... that's the SmartZone, a state designation aimed at helping regions attract those with ideas that can lead to job creation and economic development.  The application to become a SmartZone was approved by the Port Huron City Council, with St. Clair County Community College set to play a role if the state grants the request.  SC4

The Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Friday for the reopening of the Blue Water Habitat for Humanity store.  The ReStore is now located at 3524 Pine Grove having moved in from Marysville. The new site is the former Farmer Jack grocery store.
 
 

Two Port Huron men have been arraigned following a Monday night car chase. St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon says that DeShawn McCoy is charged with fleeing and eluding, driving with a suspended license and resisting and obstructing, while Joseph McGough is charged with resisting and obstructing.  A third suspect, a woman from Fort Gratiot, was arrested but has been released pending
 
Seems that Port Huron didn't want a taste of the bayou, as the Cajun Gator restaurant has closed.  The announcement came Wednesday for the staff, with owner Larry Jones saying the closing will be temporary, as the owners of the Angry Bull in Kimball Township will be leasing the location and opening up another restaurant soon. The name for the new restaurant will be
 
Two suspects have been arraigned on assault charges, and not murder, in connection with the death of a 21-year old Ira Township man, who's body was found in a ditch Sunday at a mobile home park in Ira Township.  St. Clair court officials say Michael Baker and Jeremy Binder were arraigned Wednesday, with a preliminary exam in District Court set for next week.  Clay Township
The Detroit Tigers blew a six run lead on Monday night, but used back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning from Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera to beat the Minnesota Twins 8-6 in the first game of a three game series.  Kyle Ryan pitched to one batter in the eight and got a double play to earn the win for the Tigers, while Joakim Soria picked up his first save as a Tiger.  Game two
Ian Kinsler and JD Martinez each hit a home run and knocked in two runs on Sunday, as the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 6-4 to sweep a three game series at Comerica Park.  The win moves the Tigers a game and a half ahead of Kansas City in the Central Division.  The Tigers start a three game series in Minnesota on Monday.
The Detroit Lions had three turnovers and missed two field goals on Sunday in a 24-7 loss at Carolina to the Panthers.  The loss puts Detroit at 1-1 on the season.  Jed Collins had the lone Lions touchdown on a pass from Matt Stafford, who passed for 291 yards in the game.  Detroit is home to Green Bay next week.
Alex Avila hit a go ahead two run home run in the bottom of the eighth to give the Detroit Tigers a 5-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.  The win allowed the Tigers to stay in first place in the Central by a half game over Kansas City.  Victor Martinez also had a home run for Detroit, who goes for a series sweep over the Indians on Sunday afternoon at Comerica Park.
Derrick Green rushed for 137 yards and two touchdowns, as Michigan pulled away from Miami of Ohio in the second half and won 34-10 on Saturday in Ann Arbor.  Devin Gardner added 184 yards passing and two touchdowns for the Wolverines, who will play host to Utah next Saturday.
Jarrett Mathison scored four touchdowns to lead the Marine City Mariners to a 38-23 win over the Marysville Vikings on Friday night.  Mathison rushed for 133 yards and three scores and also had 96 yards recieving and a score.   Trevor Quandt added 117 yards rushing and a touchdown.  The Vikings Phill Griffor passed for 210 yards and two touchdowns.
David Price pitched into the eighth inning to pick up the win, as the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 on Friday night.  JD Martinez hit a home run and a triple and drove in four runs for the Tigers, who host Cleveland again on Saturday night at Comerica Park.
James Shields tossed a two hit shutout as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 3-0 on Wednesday night to move back into the top spot in the Central Division.  Rick Porcello took the loss depite pitching well and allowing only two runs in six plus innings of work with eight strike outs.  The Tigers open a three game series with Cleveland on Friday night at Comerica Park.
Rajai Davis and JD Martinez each hit a home run and knocked in two runs on Tuesday as the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 to move into a first place tie in the Central Division.  Max Scherzer earned his 16th win of the season and Joe Nathan got his 30th save for the Tigers, who go for a sweep in the three game series on Wednesday night at Comerica Park.
Matthew Stafford threw for 346 yards, two touchdowns, and another score on a five yard run, to lead the Detroit Lions crushed the New York Giants 35-14 in their season opener on Monday night at Ford Field.  Calvin Johnson had two scored and 164 yards recieving, while Golden Tate added 93 yards on six catches.  The Lions play at Carolina next Sunday.
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