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Fireworks safety a concern for Mount Pleasant police

Just ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, Mount Pleasant police are increasingly concerned about fireworks safety. According to a city ordinance, residents can only shoot off fireworks July 3, 4 and 5. However, some residents might not adhere to that […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant / Police/Courts
Singed and soaking after being extinguished, a second dumpster that was lit ablaze Friday evening shows obvious signs of malicious destruction of property.

(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

Mount Pleasant PD investigating dumpster fires, City Commission debate fire ordinance

Mount Pleasant police are investigating four dumpster fires that occurred last weekend, marking 14 total dumpster fires in the city since the end of April. In reaction, Mount Pleasant’s City Commission are moving to make its emergency 300-foot fire ordinance […]
Metro / Police/Courts
An electrical box outside the Isabella Bank building on Broadway Road erupted in flames at 6:50 p.m. on Friday. Firefighters said the electrical current shook the ground downtown and produced flames as high as the building.

(Ben Solis | Editor-in-chief)

Electrical fire outside Isabella Bank on Broadway shakes ground, shuts down power downtown

An electrical box outside the Isabella Bank building located at 139 E. Broadway St. erupted at approximately 6:56 p.m. on Friday, shaking the ground and causing flames as high as the building, according to first responders from the Mount Pleasant […]
Administration / Police/Courts / University

CMU officials, CMUPD reach tentative bargaining agreement

Central Michigan University and CMUPD have reached a tentative three-year bargaining agreement. Details of the agreement cannot be released per restrictions placed on the bargaining process, said Kevin Smart, director of employee relations at CMU. The Police Officers Association of […]
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 […]
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 […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant / Police/Courts / Top Stories
Singed and soaking after being extinguished, a second dumpster that was lit ablaze Friday evening shows obvious signs of malicious destruction of property.

(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

Back-to-back dumpster fires in Jamestown Apartments, 300-foot fire ordinance not applicable

Two separate dumpster fires were started in Jamestown Apartments on Friday night, one doing damage to a dumpster that was already burned in a earlier fire, while another ravaged landscaping and surrounding trees. The first fire occurred at 8:20 p.m. […]
Life on Campus / Metro / Police/Courts

CMUPD Chief, officers weigh in on new city ordinance enforcement agreement

Central Michigan University Police Chief Bill Yeagley stressed Thursday that despite their new agreement with Mount Pleasant Police to enforce city code on campus, the city’s police force w=will not be coming on to campus to enforce city ordinances, or […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant / Police/Courts
Monroe resident Steven Doederlein, 35, hold the ceremonial torch with Michigan State Police Post Commander Lt. John Card during the 2013 Special Olympics Michigan State Summer Games. Doederlein has been involved in Special Olympics Michigan for 26 years and received the 2012 Inspirational Athlete of the Year Award.

(Victoria Zegler/File Photo)

Special Olympics Michigan: Lighting the way, law enforcement continues 30-year-old torch run

  At the opening procession of the 2014 Special Olympics Michigan Summer Games, the Law Enforcement Torch Run will celebrate its 30th year of being the largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for the event. As a 20-year veteran […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant / Police/Courts / Top Stories

Mount Pleasant City Commission: New ordinance allows CMUPD to enforce city code on campus

Central Michigan University police officers will now be able to enforce all city codes and ordinances on campus, according to a new measure passed by the Mount Pleasant City Commission. The measure, which changes the language and guidelines of the […]
Isabella County / Metro / Mount Pleasant / Police/Courts
Mount Pleasant man who killed four-year-old boy to be sentenced Thursday

Mount Pleasant man who killed four-year-old boy to be sentenced Thursday

Anthony Bennett, the 22-year-old Mount Pleasant man who pleaded guilty to killing four-year-old Carnel Chamberlain in 2012, will be sentenced in Federal Court on Thursday in Bay City. Police found Chamberlain’s body partially burned and buried under the boy’s home in June 2012. Bennett […]


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