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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.

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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.

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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.

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