August 20, 2014
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The rebuild for the I-94 and I-69 interchange continues in Port Huron Township, with some steel beam and bridge work set for this week and through next month that will see portions closed during evenings and overnight hours.  Diane Cross at the Michigan Department of Transportation tells us the work starts Wednesday night. More overnight closures are on the way after Labor Day, with
 
The search resumed Monday morning, for a 19-year old Fenton man reported missing Sunday afternoon, from the Port Huron Floatdown, but the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office says he has not been found.  Officials say, Brady Morton was part of a large group that was participating in the float down, but went missing somewhere along the route and the incident was reported to
 
Authorities were searching a St. Clair County home Monday, as part of the investigation into the murder of a 14-year old girl who was found dead in the Macomb County village of Armada last month. Michigan State Police Lieutenant Mike Shaw would only confirm that a search warrant was being executed at the house in Goodells, Monday, in connection with the investigation. Reports said the
 
It was in Algonac Monday and Wednesday it's in Port Huron... that's the big annual Back to School Backpack Giveaway as organized by the Women's Initiative of the Community Foundation of St. Clair County.  Just in time for the start of a new school year, thousands of backpacks filled with school supplies will be given to elementary and middle school children of lower
Photo courtesy: James Freed
 
Just in time for the tail end of summer... it's a new kayak launch ramp at the 7th Street Bridge in Port Huron.  Tim Hickey is the city's Parks and Forestry Supervisor, and he says the money for the purchase and installation was raised primarily through donations. Other contributions came from Domtar, Cargill Salt and Enbridge also.  Hickey says, the aluminum ramp

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and while vaccines are important for people of all ages, they're vital for students about to return to their classrooms.  Margaret Sturgis at the St. Clair County Health Department says from pre-school to college vaccines are necessary.  Booster shots she says are often forgotten about during middle school years. Sturgis says

Governor Rick Snyder declared Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties as disaster areas as a result of the floods.
At weeks end Oakland and Wayne County's combined damage estimates sat around 640-million dollars, but Wayne County did not include the city of Detroit yet. Macomb County is expected to have their numbers in early this week.
 

Goodells County Park will be the place to be on Labor Day for music, art, a chili cook-off and more.  It's the 5th annual BlueChiliGrass Festival Chili Cook-off as sponsored by the Lake Bonisteel Music Association, with organizer Sue Wilson telling us the event this time around will see even more live music. She says three stages are expected to be set up. As for the chili competition,

The Wertz Warriors Golf Outing to benefit Special Olympics Michigan will be held Friday at Fore Lakes Golf Club in Kimball Township.  The four person scramble begins at 7am with coffee and donuts.  Tee-time is at 8am and will be a shotgun start.  Participants will also be treated to grilled hot dogs at the turn and dinner and prizes following golf.  Entry fee is
 
Helping the local workforce get the training it needs to get a job... that's St. Clair County College, with the Board of Trustees Thursday approving an agreement with the Michigan New Jobs Training program during their regular meeting.  Board Chair Dr. Nicholas DeGrazia says the college has invested hundred of thousands of dollars into the program. he program helps train students
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.
Victor Martinez had three hits and drove in three runs on Wednesday night, as the Detroit Tigers ended a four game losing streak with an 8-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates  Nick Castellanos added a triple and a home run, while Alex Avila also hit a home run to pace the Detroit attack.  The two teams play again on Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park.
The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers 4-2 on Tuesday night,  handing the Tigers their fourth straight loss and keeping them in second place in the Central a half game behind Kansas City.  Alex Avila had two hits, including a home run for the Tigers, who host the Pirates Wednesday night at Comerica Park.
Legendary Marysville football coach Walt Braun passes away on Sunday, he was 78.  Braun had a 43 year coaching career which included 300 career wins, 19 St. Clair Area League Championships, four undefeated seasons, and State Titles in 1986 and 1992 with the Vikings.  Services for coach Braun will be held on Friday morning at Walt Braun Viking Stadium on the Marysville High School
The Pittsburgh Pirates scored five runs in the first inning on their way to an 11-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night in Pittsburgh.  The Tigers have lost three in a row and slipped into second place in the Central a half game behind red hot Kansas City.  Miguel Cabrera had three hits and an RBI for the Tigers, who play in Pittsburgh again Tuesday night.
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