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Rescuing Sandy Continues

Crews returned to work, day two of rescuing Sandy.  The fishing boat sank over the weekend in the Pere Marquette Lake Channel for the second time in three years. 

The weather made things difficult for the crews to fully get the vessel out of the water and stabilized.  Along with the weather, heavier equipment had to be brought in due to the weight of the vessel filled with ice and water.

The efforts were suspended around 6 pm Thursday night.  Crews will continue to rescue Sandy Friday.

Stay tuned as this story continues to unfold.

Two Men Arrested At Auto Value Auto Parts Store In Manistee On Embezzlement Charges

A 37-year-old Manistee man and a 27-year-old man from Kaleva were arrested yesterday, February 2, 2016 on allegations of embezzling more than $1,000 but less than $20,000 from the Auto Value Parts store in Manistee where they were formally employed.

Both men were able to post bond and have had appearance dates set in 85th District Court in Manistee.

The embezzlement charge carries up to five years in prison and/or $10,000 or three times the amount embezzled, whichever is greater.

Elevated Lead Levels Found In Children Within 49431 Zip Code

WMOM News brought to light a Detroit News article published January 28, 2016 on the elevated levels of lead in the blood of children locally and statewide.  The article highlighted three years of samples that showed elevated levels of lead in the states children.  Some causes can be traced to old homes with lead paint and soils contain lead as well.

With the Flint water crisis at its peak, WMOM News had a chance to talk with Ludington City Manager John Shay about the city of Ludington and the 49431 zip code area.  He assured WMOM News that the water provided to the city of Ludington was lead free.  He offered several documents showing the results of testing.  He was unable to offer any reasons for the elevated levels in the 49431 zip code area.

This is a developing story.  Log on to our Facebook at, WMOM fm Radio to see the story from the Detroit News.

Possible Bomb Threat At Covenant Christian School

A possible bomb threat was received around noon today at Covenant Christian School.  The threat was reportedly emailed to the school.  All classes have been cancelled for the remainder of the day.  Around 90 students were transported via bus to Mason County Reformed Church on U.S. 10 and Amber Road.  Parents are being asked to please pick your student up at this location.  Sheriff Kim Cole has asked you bring a picture ID, as a school official will check before releasing your student.

Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center is being used to stage the operation.  Sheriff Cole says no person of interest has been identified.  A bomb-sniffing dog from the Michigan State Police is being brought in from Lansing to canvas the school.  Sheriff Cole anticipates that law enforcement officials will be on-site for quite some time this afternoon.

Stay tuned to 102.7 WMOM for more news as it breaks.

WSCC Board of Trustees Meeting Wrap

Monday saw a new year begin for the West Shore Community College Board of Trustees at their monthly meeting.  This being the first meeting of the year, it saw Chairman James Jensen move through a fairly routine meeting.

One highlight from the meeting was the presentation of a promotional video put together in conjunction with Lake FX Video.  The video will be released on several social media platforms.  It will also serve a variety of uses for West Shore Community College events and marketing.

President, Dr. Kenneth Urban also gave a report on student safety.  He is very proud of how safe and interactive the campus is as a whole.  He stressed that it is a high priority to be engaged and proactive on all fronts that involve the student’s education and safety.

This year will mark the first full year for new President, Dr. Kenneth Urban who previously served as the Interim President of Nicolet College.  Prior to holding the Interim President position, he served as Vice President of Teaching, Learning and Student Success at Nicolet College.

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