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Hospital Unveils New Prescription ATM

The Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital is unveiling a new medication dispensing machine today near the emergency department.

This will be used for emergency patients and would allow immediate access to certain medication right after being treated. They will have the option to obtain their initial order for common prescriptions such as antibiotics or pain medications through a key based system provided by the company InstyMeds.  A formal announcement is being made today from the hospital.

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Last City Bonfire of the Summer is Tonight

photo: Todd Reed

Tonight is the last sunset beach bonfire on Stearns Beach. The Ludington Area Convention & Visitors Bureau has hosted two previous bonfires this summer with much success.

After several cloudy days its scheduled to be clear and in the upper sixties lower seventies.  The bonfire tonight starts at 8pm with live music by Tim Krause. Its free and open to the public so bring something cold and something to sit on. For more info you can go to their Facebook page at Sunset Beach Bonfire Aug 27.

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Alcohol a Contributing Factor to Man Who Jumped From the Stewart J. Cort

Reasons for the man who jumped off the Stewart J Court into lake Michigan have come to light.  

Sheriff Kim Cole says the man was told to stay in his quarters after he apparently violated the companies zero tolerance policy. Instead of staying in his quarters where he was ordered to go for the duration of the trip, crew members witnessed the the 41 yr-old  man climb over the rail and jump from the vessel.

He reportedly went overboard approximately four miles northwest of Big Sable Point on Lake Michigan. His body has still not yet been recovered.

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