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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

Petoskey will hold Northern Michigan Pipeline Symposium


Tip of  the Mitt Watershed Council service area-image provided by TOMWC website

Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council service area-image provided by TOMWC website

A symposium is scheduled next month aimed at establishing communication between oil pipeline companies and residents of northern Michigan communities that the pipes run through. Continue reading