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COLUMN: After three years, I still can’t write a headline

Next week, an 8 a.m. phone call will no longer mean there has been an armed robbery in Mount Pleasant, or that the former student who allegedly poisoned her roommate has pleaded guilty. Next week, I will no longer be […]
Business/Nonprofits / Mount Pleasant / Police/Courts

Police, local businesses experience St. Patrick’s Day traffic

Local law enforcement found they were adequately prepared to handle those celebrating St. Patrick’s Day over the weekend. Central Michigan University Police Department Lt. Cameron Wassman said the cooler weather played a factor in keeping more people indoors. “On campus, […]
Mount Pleasant / Police/Courts
Commerce Township sophomore Alicia Potchynok, center, cheers as she and Grosss Pointe junior Craig Henderson see friends approaching the porch as the celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Saturday at Polo Village in Mount Pleasant. (File Photo by Jake May)

Local law enforcement plan increased patrols for St. Patrick’s Day weekend, encourage students to stay safe

Police are gearing up for the sea of green that will flood the streets of Mount Pleasant this weekend for St. Patrick’s Day. To accommodate an increase in foot traffic, the Central Michigan University Police Department and the Mount Pleasant […]
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Pope Benedict XVI meets Romanian president Traian Basescu at Vatican City, February 15, 2013. With his pending resignation, Benedict XVI will be known as the best-dressed pope. ( Photo Courtesy by Evandro Inetti/Zuma Press/MCT)

Mount Pleasant Catholic community reacts to Pope’s resignation

Pope Benedict XVI will not be abandoning the Catholic Church following his resignation effective Thursday. In his final address Sunday, Benedict told those who gathered in St. Peter’s Square he will continue to serve the church in retirement. “This doesn’t mean […]
University
Director Of LGBTQ Services Shannon Jolliff - Dettore and Lake Orion senior Lauren Kellogg pose Tuesday morning in the Bovee University Center. (Charlotte Bodak/Staff Photographer)

First full-time LGBTQ director makes voice heard outside of campus

Tucked away behind closed doors in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Shannon Jolliff-Dettore can be found shuffling through emails between meeting one-on-one with students. But that’s not all she’s doing as the first full-time director of the office of […]
Police/Courts

Main Street stabbing suspect to appear in court later this month

A 25-year-old Mount Pleasant man will appear in Isabella County Trial Court Jan. 23 for a plea/settlement conference after being jailed on $1 million bond following arraignment after the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Tyrone Dean Stanley. Curtis R. Leachman, of 112 S. […]
Mount Pleasant

Planning Commission approves use of background study data, Orlik honored for 26 years of service to the city

Mount Pleasant’s master plan update is one step closer to being finalized. The Planning Commission agreed Thursday to use a revised draft detailing the city’s population, housing and socioeconomic data, slated to provide information for the background studies portion of […]
Mount Pleasant / Police/Courts / Top Stories

White deemed competent in murder of Rebekah Jane Gay, preliminary examination scheduled for Jan. 10

John Douglas White, 55, was declared competent in Isabella County Trial Court Wednesday after being charged with the murder of 24-year-old Rebekah Jane Gay in October. A former pastor and ex-convict, White underwent testing Dec. 13 to declare his competence, […]
Mount Pleasant / Police/Courts

Former CMU student sentenced to probation, education course

Nathan David Gross, 19, has been sentenced to 18 months of probation and the completion of an intensive drug and alcohol education weekend course in lieu of five days in jail. Defense Attorney Anne McLellan said since Gross has been […]
Mount Pleasant / Police/Courts / Top Stories
Courtesy of Mount Pleasant Police Department: Curtis Leachman

Stabbing suspect charged with open murder, remained jailed on $1 million bond

A 25-year-old Mount Pleasant man is jailed on $1 million bond after being arraigned following the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Tyrone Dean Stanley. Curtis Richard Leachman, 112 S. Main St., was charged in the Isabella County Trial Court with open murder […]
Police/Courts / Top Stories
William Lord Merrill

William Merrill charged in federal court; attorney says former CMU professor was sexually assaulted as a minor

Sexually explicit material found on former professor William Lord Merrill’s computer had nothing to do with his research, lawyers said Tuesday. Merrill, 58, appeared in federal court in Flint Tuesday, where he pleaded not guilty to possession of child pornography, the […]
Mount Pleasant / Police/Courts

Former hockey captain learning to speak, walk after hit-and-run accident in October

Former Central Michigan University Hockey Captain Mark Morley, 22, was critically injured following a hit-and-run accident by a 27-year-old Alma resident on October 13. At 3 a.m., Mount Pleasant Police officers were dispatched to 1225 S. Mission St. near E. […]


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