Isabella County

Isabella County / Metro / Mount Pleasant / Police/Courts
A composite sketch created by the Isabella County Sheriff's Department of a male assault case suspect wanted by Mount Pleasant police.

(Courtesy Photo | Isabella County Sheriff's Department)

Mount Pleasant police searching for unknown male suspect in assault case

Mount Pleasant police are hoping community members can help them identify the male suspect of a physical assault case that occurred on Wednesday afternoon. The suspect is believed to be a white male between 25-to-30 years old with dark hair and blue eyes, […]
Isabella County / Metro / Police/Courts
A neighbor took this photo of the crash after the driver of the red truck was chased by police over a domestic assault case on Saturday. The neighbor lives a few houses down from the scene of the crash.

(Courtesy Photo)

Alcohol a factor in assault-turned-police chase, charges filed against suspect

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in an assault case that turned into a police chase and crash on Saturday, according to a press release issued by the Mount Pleasant Police Department. The name of the suspect, a 51-year-old […]
Isabella County / Metro
Tribal court hears argument to dismiss reopened disenrollment cases

Tribal court hears argument to dismiss reopened disenrollment cases

  If the Tribal Council of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has their way, some 234 members who call themselves Saginaw Chippewa may be cut off from their culture and the benefits of tribal membership. On Thursday, a hearing was […]
Football / Isabella County / Police/Courts / Sports
Central Michigan University football players Ryan Oruche, 21, and Andrew Flory, 21, were each charged with two counts of second-degree retail fraud on June 7. Flory was also charged with one count of possession of marijuana. Oruche was charged with one count of unarmed robbery.

(Photo Illustration | Taryn Wattles)

Two CMU football players arrested for retail fraud, unarmed robbery

Flory also charged with one count of marijuana possession Two Central Michigan University football players were arrested June 7 after they attempted to steal $500 worth of DVDs and snacks from Walmart. Junior wide receiver Andrew Flory, 21, was charged […]
Isabella County / Metro / News
Central Michigan University professor Robert Dale Lee was charged with one count of felonious assault and one count of carrying a firearm with unlawful intent after shooting at two traveling salesmen on June 5. Lee's preliminary examination is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. on Thursday.

(Courtesy Photo | Isabella County Trial Court)

CMU professor Lee’s preliminary examination waived, settlement conferences pending

Robert Dale Lee, the Central Michigan University professor who has been charged with shooting at vacuum cleaner salesmen earlier this month, had his preliminary examination hearing waived Thursday morning. The waiver comes exactly one week after Lee’s attorney, Jeffrey D. […]
Isabella County / Metro / Union Township

Case of West Nile virus prompts city, Union Township to take action against mosquitoes

A Mount Pleasant resident has been hospitalized with the West Nile Virus, prompting city officials to find a way to combat a growing mosquito population. Mayor Sharon Tilmann said the city commission has been cooperating with Union Township to look […]
Isabella County / Metro / News / Police/Courts / University
Central Michigan University professor Robert Dale Lee was charged with one count of felonious assault and one count of carrying a firearm with unlawful intent after shooting at two traveling salesmen on June 5. Lee's preliminary examination is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. on Thursday.

(Courtesy Photo | Isabella County Trial Court)

CMU professor Lee’s preliminary exam adjourned one week

Robert Dale Lee, the Central Michigan University professor who has been charged with allegedly shooting at vacuum cleaner salesmen, had his preliminary exam put on hold this morning until next week. Lee’s attorney, Jeffrey D. Lynch, will meet with Isabella […]
Isabella County / Metro / Union Township

Construction project to transform look, feel of Deerfield Road

Central Michigan University students living in Deerfield Village, Timber Creek and Lexington Ridge apartments in the fall semester will notice much-needed aesthetic changes to their road. Construction on the Deerfield road started on May 23 and will continue until Sept. […]
Academics / Isabella County / Metro / Police/Courts / University
Central Michigan University professor Robert Dale Lee was charged with one count of felonious assault and one count of carrying a firearm with unlawful intent after shooting at two traveling salesmen on June 5. Lee's preliminary examination is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. on Thursday.

(Courtesy Photo | Isabella County Trial Court)

CMU community reacts to professor Lee’s arrest, shooting charge

In the wake of Central Michigan University professor Robert Dale Lee’s arrest for shooting at vacuum cleaner salesmen, students, faculty and alumni have taken to social media and newspaper comment sections to share their opinions on news of Lee’s actions. Lee’s future with […]
Academics / Isabella County / Metro / Police/Courts / University
Professor Robert Dale Lee's was arrested on felonious assault charges after shooting at three door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman

CMU professor arrested, released on bond after shooting at traveling vacuum salesmen

A Central Michigan University professor was arrested after allegedly firing a shotgun at two door-to-door salesmen on June 5, according to an arrest record filed by the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department. Robert Dale Lee, 61, of Mount Pleasant, was arraigned […]
Business/Nonprofits / Isabella County / Metro
Soon patrons of the Community Compassion Network food bank will have to get their foodstuffs from  the organization's mobile food carts as CCN will be closing its physical location, located at 2420 E. Broomfield Road.

(Gokul Kumar | Staff Photographer)

Local families forced to adapt as Community Compassion Network loses physical location

  Ben Thrush and Betty Zelinski get their baby food from Community Compassion Network. As they waited for their turn, both sat in a row of chairs alongside their six-month-old son, Benjamin, and Zelinski’s mother, Jean Hubel. Once they hear […]
Isabella County / Metro / Mount Pleasant
Constructions crews working to add new pipelines underneath Central Michigan University.

(Gokul Kumar | Staff Photographer)

CMU, Mount Pleasant officials gear up for busy, expensive construction season

Taking advantage of warm weather and clear skies, Central Michigan University and Mount Pleasant officials have started work on a multitude of summer construction projects on campus and around town. For CMU, those projects include a new steam power system, […]


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