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79th District Court arraignments, posted Oct. 1, 2022

October 1, 2022

79th District Court arraignments, posted Oct. 1, 2022 By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer. LUDINGTON — The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felonies -Jacqueline Marie North, 35; possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine/ecstasy), possession of a controlled substance (schedule 5/LSD), driving on an expired license and operating without security (no vehicle insurance); arrested: Sept. 15 by…

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Sen. VanderWall’s bill would allow non-certified police to patrol ORV trails

September 30, 2022

Sen. VanderWall’s bill would allow non-certified police to patrol ORV trails By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief LANSING — The Michigan legislature is currently considering a bill, introduced by Sen. Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington) that would eliminate the need for police officers to be certified in order to patrol state off road vehicle (ORV) trails.  The bipartisan Senate Bill No. 1003 was introduced…

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Fall festival returns to Ludington State Park

September 30, 2022

Fall festival returns to Ludington State Park HAMLIN TOWNSHIP — Friends of Ludington State Park will host the return of the Ludington State Park Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Lake Michigan beach house. Wagon rides featuring draft horses from Meadow Breeze Farms, music by Mike Lenich and Debbie Chase (aka “80 Cows…

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Rape conviction from 2015 receives new sentencing. 

September 29, 2022

Rape conviction from 2015 receives new sentencing.  By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — A 41-year-old Ludington man convicted of raping a young girl will remain in prison for now, despite his conviction being overturned by the Michigan Court of Appeals. The Michigan Department of Corrections is expected to decide when Benjamin Michael Bentz will be released.  Earlier this year, the…

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CodeRED may be used for training exercise today.

September 29, 2022

CodeRED may be used for training exercise today. Subscribers to Code RED may receive a notification today regarding a table top exercise that is being conducted. The test CodeRED alerts will include clear text noting it is a test only in the message. The alert may also include exercise scenario information as well. Individuals receiving the message do not need to…

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