One Dead After Weekend Motorcycle Crash

A devastating motorcycle accident early Sunday morning has left one man dead and one woman in critical condition. 68 year-old James William Jansen and his 63 year-old wife were launched off of their motorcycle after colliding with a deer early Sunday morning. Police say both victims were wearing helmets at the time of the crash but still suffered critical injuries. The two riders were life-lined by helicopter from Spectrum Health Ludington to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids for further treatment. James passed away Monday from his injuries.

Parking Violations Spike During Gus Macker Weekend

This year's Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament went off without a hitch; unless you were looking for a place to park. Police are proud to report that alcohol, marijuana, and disorderly arrests were at a minimum compared to past years. The only major problem was parking citations. Last year's tournament saw just 59 parking violations, while this year brought a whopping 138. Efforts from the Mason County Sheriff's Office alongside the Ludington Police Department helped ensure another successful and safe weekend. 

USS Liberty Plaque Unveiling in Manistee

USS Liberty Veterans will be dedicating the USS Liberty plaque at Veterans Memorial Park this Saturday at 10:00 am.

The 459 foot long USS Liberty was peppered by 820 cannon rounds 4-5 inches in diameter, and over 3000 rounds of 50 caliber armor piercing machine gun rounds. It would not sink.

The attack occurred on June 8, 1967.  She never sailed again in the service of her Country after the attack.  Come listen to the surviving crew members tell their story at Veterans Memorial Park in Manistee, MI.  Help honor the most decorated crew in American history for a single engagement.

Little River Casino Expands for Better Accomodations

Mlive reports The Little River Casino Resort is now working on an expansion that will include a pool and spa.

The expansion in Manistee will include restaurant offerings, a new pool area and full service spa, and some remodeling of other public areas, according to the tribe. Also, the casino floor will be reconfigured for better access and include a new bar on the main floor.

"The main focus of our expansion and remodeling project is to increase customer satisfaction. Many of our changes are based on comments that our guests have made about features they'd like to see," General Manager Ron Pete said in a news release.

The estimated cost and square footage of the expansion were not made public. Construction is set to be completed by the spring of 2016. 

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