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Midland is the first city in Michigan to become a designated Safe Community


The city of Midland has been designated a Safe Community through a national organization.

The National Safety Council’s Safe Communities America program accredited Midland.

The program is aimed at helping communities create an action plan for areas of concern. Continue reading

Mt. Pleasant Broadway Theatre is clear of CO after leak Wednesday night

Photo courtesy of A Celebration of Christmas

Photo courtesy of A Celebration of Christmas

Officials confirm Mt Pleasant’s Broadway Theatre is clear of carbon monoxide today after a leak Wednesday night sent 18 people to local hospitals.

The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department said the leak was the result of a faulty furnace. Continue reading

CMU student studying abroad in Paris safe, staying for remainder of semester


A Central Michigan University student studying abroad in Paris is safe, and is staying for the rest of the semester following the terrorist attacks on the city.

The student, whose name is not being released, is studying fashion merchandising and design. After Friday’s attacks, she made contact with the director of the study abroad office at CMU, Diane Desalvo. Continue reading

Northern Michigan fish hatchery under inspection from OSHA

Pendills Creek Fishery in Brimley recently underwent an Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspection for the first time.

The inspection dug up 11 serious violations that needed to be addressed.
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Police say it ‘tis the season to be careful about fires

The holidays bring people together for family meals, warm fireplaces and tree lights, but police say all of those things can increase the risk of fires.

Michigan State Police said most home fires happen in the winter. U.S. Fire Administration data shows that in Michigan, most residential fires last year occurred in December and February. Continue reading

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

10641207_10152857893583799_1387017803333480468_n November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Epilepsy is a group of related disorders characterized by a tendency for recurrent seizures. Around 1% of the population worldwide, or around 65 million people, have epilepsy.

Jeff Popovich sat down with Amanda Smith, a Central Michigan University senior who has epilepsy, to learn more about this neurological disorder. Continue reading