People Still Without Power Locally After Severe Storms

There are still plenty of people locally without power after severe storms hit the area. In an update from Consumers Energy... Steady storm restoration progress continued overnight as Consumers Energy and crews from across Michigan and four other states work around the clock to return power to 43,000 customers still affected by several waves of severe weather in the state.
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Reported Breaking And Entering

Early this morning there was a reported breaking and entering by a homeowner at the 1200 block of N Victory Corner Road in Amber Township in their garage. While this break in was being investigated, MCSO deputies were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle  parked in the road on Pleasant Ridge in Pere Marquette Township. Upon responding to the Pleasant Ridge Rd call deputies recovered items stolen from the break-in.  The vehicle recovered was a side-by-side, which had been stolen out of the City of Ludington.   
While deputies were investigating the “suspicious vehicle” a resident approached and reported a 2004 Red Chevy Silverado pickup stolen from his driveway sometime overnight. During  the earlier morning break-in, a deputy noticed a vehicle driving past the scene several times and attempted a traffic stop.  The vehicle fled and a short chase ensued where the vehicle got away.  That vehicle matched the description of the pickup that would later be reported stolen.

Ludington Schools Hire New Teacher

Ludington Schools will have a new teacher this fall. The contract for Sarah Hodges was approved last night at the monthly Ludington Area School District Board Meeting. The board approved a trip for the band program to visit Chicago on April 26 through the 28th.

Superintendent Jason Kennedy presented the board with a personal growth plan based on a recent evaluation. The school system announced a facilities upgrade forum on September 25th at the Library Media Center.

The meeting lasted just over a half hour.

Fire Destroys A House In Free Soil

A fire destroyed a home in Free Soil yesterday afternoon. The Free Soil, Fountain, and Grant fire deoartments responded to a house and garage fire on 8556 North Democrat Street in the Village of Free Soil at around 5 p.m. yesterday. When they arrived, the house was fully engulfed and the garage caught fire shortly after. Nobody was home at the time of the fire. Sparks from the fire also started small grass fires near the house and in the baseball field and woods across the street. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

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