Category Archives: Public Safety

Mandatory Ice Shanty Removal Dates


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With warmer temperatures around much of Michigan, the DNR is reminding ice fishers and snowmobilers that we’re quickly getting to the point where no ice is safe ice. Read more

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Leelanau County ice caves are no longer safe to explore

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Police and emergency services have declared a series of ice caves that formed on Lake Michigan unsafe to explore.
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Saginaw Police hand over more than 70 “new” taser guns


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Following a battle with out-of-state companies, a Michigan police department is left with a shortage of taser and a massive inconvenience.
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ICE a Cell Phone Safety Campaign


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While you’re watching out for ice this winter, consider looking for it in the contact list of your cell phone. A nationwide senior care agency, Visiting Angels, has launched a campaign called ICE a Cell Phone. Read more

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Motorcycle helmet use rate drops by 26%

file0001982911403The number of motorcycle riders wearing helmets is on the decline, following a change in Michigan law last year.
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MADD releases new holiday drunk driving survey


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With the holidays in full swing, Mother’s Against Drunk Driving have issued new survey results reminding people just how dangerous drunk driving can be. Read more

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Michigan Liquor Control Commission introduces new section to website


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This holiday season you might notice new fact sheets and posters where alcohol is sold.

The Michigan Liquor Control Commission has introduced a new section of their website aimed at curbing underage and excessive drinking. Read more

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Michigan Bill to protect late-night clerks


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A new bill is being considered in the Michigan House of Representatives that would beef up safety for late night gas station attendants.

The bill is the result of the April disappearance of a young mother in Muskegon County. Read more

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Drivers are reminded not to follow too closely on the road


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While the winter brings holiday cheer, the weather creates treacherous conditions for drivers on the road.
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Telephone, 911 service out across eastern Upper Peninsula

file000660708678Sunday’s bout of severe weather has left many eastern Upper Peninsula residents without phone or 911 service.
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