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WSCC President Arrested

The President of West Shore Community College is arrested for operating under the influence of liquor. According to Chief David Bachman, Director of Public Safety of the City of Manistee, Charles Dillon was arrested last night in the parking lot of Olsen Grocery Store. Officers pulled him over around 9pm after responding to reports of a drunk driver. Dillon refused a breathalyzer test and had his blood drawn instead. Those results won't be available for another two weeks. He spent the night in the Manistee County Jail and was released on bond this morning.

 

Plane Runs off the Runway

A small plane runs off the runway in Manistee. The incident happened yesterday around 3:30p.m. and left part of the runway closed at Blacker Airport, according to 9&10 News. The Manistee County Sheriff says the plane was unable to gain altitude and went down after the nose of the plane clipped the airport fence. Four passengers were on board and two were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The plane is completely destroyed. It's unknown what caused the accident.

 

911 Mason-Oceana Millage Passed

With more yes votes in Mason and Oceana County, the Mason-Oceana 9-1-1 new millage request of .14 mills for six years passed on yesterday's ballot. The new millage request will help fund the center through 2019, the year when all bond payments on the center are complete. The increase will finance equipment, the facility and the day-to-day operations of a 9-1-1 dispatch service center. The millage was necessary due to persistent declines in the center's surcharge revenues that account for 78% of their funding.

 

Primary Election Results

The first round of elections are over and the results reveal Paul Spaniola and Susan Sniegowski will go head to head for the 51st Circuit Court Judge seat, in November's election. It was a close race between the Mason County Prosecutor and former prosecutor... but Spaniola took the number one spot for most votes. Although, Lake County Prosecuting Attorney Craig Cooper had the highest number of votes in Lake County... it wasn't enough to advance. Other winners for the night include Wally Taranko who took the most votes to hold Mason County's District One County Commission seat and Steven Hull will be District Five's new representative.  

 

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