Four Counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct Arrest for Manistee Man

A 33 year old Manistee man has been arrested by the Manistee City Police. The man is alleged to have committed four counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct, a 1st degree felony, earlier this summer within city limits. He was picked up on the 200 block of Sixth Ave in the City of Manistee and then lodged in the Manistee County Jail.

Pentwater Business Destroyed by Fire

MCP and LDN reports on a fire that broke out in Pentwaters Dockside Restaurant and Pizza, 401 S. Hancock Street about 11:00 p.m. last night. The fire destroyed the building.

The business is owned by Jeff and Angie Darrow. The cause of the fire is still undetermined, but Angie discovered the flames after she had smelled smoke. A firewall protected the residence connected to the building. A van also played a casualty to the flames, but no one was injured during the blaze.

Assistant Fire Chief Paul Smith said the fire ignited a nearby natural gas line, which caused the fire to spread to the building.

Hart and Shelby fire departments were dispatched along with Riverton Township and Pere Marquette Township fire departments from Mason County.

City Council Meets Tonight; Possible New Micro Brewery On The Way

The Ludington City Council is meeting today.

Among the land permits, zoning ordinances, and ordinance changes,  a few items stand out on todays agenda.

First we have the approval  of the Ludington Homecoming Parade. That will be taking place October 16 with the pep parade at 12:30pm and then again at 6pm.

The building department  code enforcement report will also be updated. Plenty of properties were visited by the city and made sure the owners are keeping up with code.

Fire prevention week will also be proclaimed for October 4 - 10th.

Finally south James street may be seeing an new Micro Brewery  in the future. Ted Gedra of East Grand Rapids has purchased two lots, 515 and 519 South James Street. The plans include a micro brewery, tap room, and food service.

Meth Lab Found in Oceana County; No Arrests Made

Yesterday members of SSCENT and the Oceana County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at an address in the 8900 block of East Newfield Road in Oceana County’s Newfied Twp.  During the execution of the search warrant, several items used in the production of Methamphetamine were located inside of the home. 

Members of the Michigan State Police Methamphetamine Enforcement Team responded to the scene to dismantle the laboratory and remove the hazardous materials from the residence.

SSCENT detectives were assisted by the Central Michigan Enforcement Team (CMET) and the Oceana County Sheriff’s Department.

No arrests were mentioned in the press release. The case is currently under investigation.



Mason County Man Wins 1 Million on Scratch Off

LDN is reporting a Mason County man has hit the $1 million Jackpot playing the Michigan Lottery scratch off game called "$1,000,000 Jackpot".

The $10 scratch off ticket was purchased at J's Country Store, on North Lakeshore Drive in Ludington.

The winner, who is choosing to remain anonymous, is taking his winnings in a lump sum of $634,529 and is starting an investment account. 

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