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Person of interest arrested in connection to fatal fire. 

November 29, 2021

Person of interest arrested in connection to fatal fire.  By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. Update: Victim in fire has been identified as Jeffrey Grant, 57. LUDINGTON — A 40-year-old Chippewa County woman has been arrested as a person of interest in connection to a fatal fire that took place in Sheridan Township last week. Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole said a…

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79th District Court news, posted Nov. 26, 2021. 

November 26, 2021

79th District Court news, posted Nov. 26, 2021.  By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer. LUDINGTON — The following criminal proceedings took place in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felony Arraignments -Jonathan Henry Schwab, 24, of 410 E. Melendy St., Ludington, was arrested Nov. 21 by the Ludington Police Department on felony charges of assault by strangulation and two counts of assault/resisting/obstructing…

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Stalker avoids jail term.

November 24, 2021

Stalker avoids jail term. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON — A 34-year-old Amber Township man pleaded guilty in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Nov. 23, to a felony of aggravated stalking and a misdemeanor of malicious destruction of property. Zachary Scott Austin, of 151 Wildwood Dr., will receive a delayed sentence that orders no contact with the female victim; GPS tethering;…

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Violent offender faces return to prison for multiple convictions.

November 24, 2021

Violent offender faces return to prison for multiple convictions. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. LUDINGTON — A 45-year-old Mason County man with a lengthy criminal history faces two to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to several charges in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Nov. 23. Daniel Lee Bothwell, whose most recent address is listed as 2474 21st St., Branch, pleaded…

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Ludington woman owes over $17,000 for welfare fraud. 

November 24, 2021

Ludington woman owes over $17,000 for welfare fraud.  LUDINGTON — A 46-year-old Ludington woman is being ordered to pay back $17,590 as part of a delayed sentence for a conviction of welfare fraud over $500 — failure to inform. Juanita Lynn Dunlap, of 602 S. Madison St., failed to report her husband’s income to the Department of Health and Human…

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