Isabella County

Isabella County / Metro / Mount Pleasant / Police/Courts
David Prawdzik, a 55 year-old man from Clare, was charged with three felonies after videotaping his employees in the employees' only restroom. He was a manager at the Chemical Bank on Pickard. (Courtesy)

Clare man charged with three felonies from peeping incident

David Prawdzik, a 55-year-old man from Clare, was charged with three felonies stemming from an Aug. 14 incident of videotaping his employees in the employees’ only restroom. The Isabella County Prosecutor’s Office charged Prawdzik with Capturing or Distributing an Image […]
Isabella County / Metro
James Taylor, 21, of Howard City, addresses the media after hosting a destructive party in Mecosta County. Taylor denied responsibility for the actions of his patrons, which resulted in numerous hospitalizations and an alleged sexual assault. (Courtesy)

Campus, Mount Pleasant police prepared for imitators of destructive Mecosta party

After the infamous party in Mecosta County that caused several hospitalizations, a car accident and an alleged sexual assault, local law enforcement said they’re ready for imitators. Dubbed “Project P”, the Aug. 2 party grew to more than 2,000 people […]
Isabella County / Metro
Chippewa River contamination highest in years, CMU interns helping with effort

Chippewa River contamination highest in years, CMU interns helping with effort

Despite alarmingly high E. coli samples, waters are still safe for use west of Meridian Park E. coli bacterium contaminating the Chippewa River isn’t a new problem for various organizations in mid-Michigan, but this year, those that maintain and test […]
Business/Nonprofits / Isabella County / Mount Pleasant

Native Farmers’ Market to get pavilion on corner of Leaton and Broadway

A new pavilion is slated to be built on the corner of Broadway and Leaton roads after the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe received a rural development grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The $200,000 rural business enterprise grant was […]
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. […]


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