BREAKING: Man arrested on charges of breaking and entering Saturday

Police arrested a 23-year-old Harbor Beach man after he broke into Wells-Car-Go, 6793 E. Pickard Road, early Saturday morning. The suspect allegedly broke a window at the car repair shop around 5 a.m., broke into the cash register and stole […]
A towing service employee sweeps up the glass at the scene of a fatal car crash on the intersection of E.Blue Grass and Encore Boulevard Tuesday night. Two cars were involved in the crash, resulting in the death of a woman in what was described as "a head-on left turn crash," according to State Trooper Don Dutcher. (Joe Tobianski/Staff Photographer)

UPDATED: Mount Pleasant woman dies in head-on crash Tuesday night

Shannon Marie Kelly has been identified as the victim of Tuesday night's fatal car crash. Kelly, 26, died after the Ford Taurus she was riding in was struck by a pickup truck at the intersection of E. Blue Grass Road […]
Mount Pleasant

Gaylord Street conditional rezoning denied by Mount Pleasant City Commission, residents support decision

Properties at 313, 317 and 401 E. Gaylord St. will not be developed as multifamily or student residential homes. A proposal brought by AMES, LLC before the Mount Pleasant City Commission Monday night requested approval for new home to be […]

Spending time with family, friends a must for many students preparing for Thanksgiving break

Whether it involves turkey, shopping, drinking, football or just seeing family and friends, students are looking forward to their Thanksgiving plans. Much of CMU’s population plans to head home and spend time with family, friends and significant others in their […]
Featured / Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant resident Micah Nickel, 5, plays on the family sofa Tuesday night after dinner at the Nickel home on South Loomis Road.  In the spring of 2009 Micah was diagnosed with autism.  During the summer after Micah's diagnosis his parents, Jenn and Chris, began an autism treatment program.  Since beginning the program the Nickel's said Micah has made huge strides in his ability to understand and interact with others. (Photo by (Paige Calamari/Staff Photographer)

Out to play: Parents learn to bridge gap between themselves, child’s autism

Five-year-old Micah Nickel was diagnosed with autism in the spring of 2009. Immediately, Chris and Jenn Nickel set out to find how to best help their son. The family found the Massachusetts-based Son-Rise program, an organization that looked like the […]

New restaurant takes ‘risk’ on ethnic foods with local produce, personal atmosphere

Deb Smith said all restaurants are a risk, and Risk Restaurant is no exception. The restaurant, featuring natural and organic cuisine, opened Sept. 3 at 437 S. Mission St.
Featured / Metro / Student Groups

Indian Students Association’s Diwali night brings celebration of lights to Ward Theatre

Vinay Nunna celebrated togetherness, culture, tradition and tasty food Saturday night. He wasn’t the only one. Hundreds of people gathered at the Ward Theatre, 218 S. Main St. to partake in the holiday celebration.
Metro / Student Groups

Fish N Chips a capella group performs at Broadway Theatre Friday night

“Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of an a cappella group. But Fish N Chips made the pop song and many others its own Friday night at the Broadway […]
Union Township

Mount Pleasant man dies in one-car accident Saturday night

A Mount Pleasant man died Saturday night after crashing into a parked Caterpillar front-end loaded on a bridge in Union Township. Newell Thomas Dennis Jr., 54, crashed into the Caterpillar while driving north on South Isabella Road near East Valley […]
Police/Courts / University

UPDATED: Police called after students enter library with toy guns, face possible disciplinary action from university

Published reports claiming the three students who carried toy guns into the Charles V. Park Library Thursday were banned is incorrect, CMU Chief of Police Bill Yeagley said Friday. “It was a miscommunication,” he said.
Business/Nonprofits / Featured
Muskegon sophomore Kristine Stafford duels before the midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One Thursday at Celebration Cinema. People had to alternate saying spells, the one who failed to come up with a spell in eight seconds lost. (Kaitlin Thoresen/Staff Photographer)

Harry Potter fans expect ‘nothing less than awesome’ from Friday morning’s release: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Movie theaters opened their doors Thursday night to the world of magic for the premiere of the latest “Harry Potter” movie. Celebration Cinema, 4935 E. Pickard Road, sold out of tickets the Saturday prior to the midnight showing of the […]

His House Women’s House raises money for young girls Christmas presents through pancake dinner

Pancake dinners can generate more good feelings than a sugar high. Students at the New Hope pancake dinner Thursday night were eating for a cause. New Hope is a non-profit organization that takes care of young teens, there are nine […]

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