Manistee garage fire destroyes 12 cars.

A Manistee hobby garage that housed 12 antique cars has been destroyed by flames.The garage located on Taylor street is owed by Dave and Glenna Kelly, and was used as space to work on vintage cars. Officials from the Manistee Fire Department say it took them 7 hours on Sunday to completely put out the blaze amid frozen fire hydrants, and gasoline and propane explosions.

David Bachman, Director of  Manistee's Public safety said the flames were going through the roof due to the light weight of the building .

The blaze and the chain of gas explosions that came with it threatened nearby buildings so firefighters concentrated efforts to save those buildings and were sucessful. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.



Home invasion ring broken up by the Mason County Sheriff's Office.

Ludington Daily News reports that three members of an alleged home invasion ring are facing a number of firearms related charges dating as far back as 2013.

32 Year olds, Josh Lee Joynes and Stephanie Lynn Joynes of Scottville, and 45 yr old Arthur Warner Tyra Jr. of Fountain; were arrested by the Mason County Sheriffs office this week.

According to the Mason County Sheriff's office Detective Sergeant Tom Posma, there had been several home invasions in the last month; that prompted the investigation. Several long guns and pistols were reportedly stolen during this time. 


More Snow Days in Michigan Schools

Michigan lawmakers are considering increasing the number of snow days in schools. The bill was introduced earlier this month by Cadillac Representative Phil Potvin. Currently, schools are allowed six snow days before they have to make up the missed time. Potvin suggests raising that number to nine days because safety is paramount. In the last school year, there was an average of 9 1/2 school days missed.

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