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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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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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Tennessee man could face 15, 20 years in prison for causing Sunday motorcycle crash. 

September 23, 2022

Tennessee man could face 15, 20 years in prison for causing Sunday motorcycle crash.  By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief LUDINGTON —Bryan Lewis Bruner, 35, of Gatlinburg, Tenn., could face up to 20 years in prison in his involvement in a crash that occurred Sunday, Sept. 17 on Pere Marquette Highway in Pere Marquette Township. The crash occurred about 2 a.m. north…

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79th District Court arraignments, posted Sept. 23, 2022. 

September 23, 2022

79th District Court arraignments, posted Sept. 23, 2022.  By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer. LUDINGTON — The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court: Felonies -Matthew James Carrier, 33; assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and third-offense habitual offender; arrested Sept. 15 by Ludington Police Department; arraigned: Sept. 16; probable cause hearing: Sept.…

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Trial for Manton man in deadly crash delayed.

September 23, 2022

Trial for Manton man in deadly crash delayed. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief LUDINGTON — Eighteen months after a deadly crash that killed three people in Walhalla, the trial for the man who drove the car that caused the crash has been delayed.  A motion hearing was held on Sept. 13. During that hearing, defense attorney Matthew Kacel asked for an…

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