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Drag racers arraigned

Tuesday night, two accidents occurred in summit township related to drag racing.  During the race, Megan Brown and Alberto Ramirez went off the road and hit the tree. Brown was driving and Ramirez was the passenger.

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They were both charged with OWI 1st offense and bond was set at $2,500 10%.

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Brayden Chavalia was the driver of the other car which rolled over.  He was also charged with OWI 1st offense with a bond of $2,500 10%. All three have posted bond and have been released from jail.

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Tree stand leads to injury

hunter was 2756270 960 720Sunday at 7:42 PM, the Mason County Sheriff’s office and medical personnel responded to a report of a hunter who had fallen from a tree stand. Benjamin Glen Leiker, 48 from Vulcan MI, went to stand up while hunting in a tree stand when the strap broke, causing him to fall to the ground. He was airlifted to Munson Hospital in Traverse City by Aero Med with serious injuries

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Explosion in Wellston

Sunday evening, the Manistee County sheriff office investigated an explosion at 19738 Hoxeyville Rd. in Wellston. Neighbors reported a large explosion with a couple smaller explosions. When deputies arrived, they found the building fully engulfed.

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The residence was a temporary home owned by a Mancelona Man. He had not been to the residence for a week and had newer appliances. No one was injured in the incident. The Michigan State Fire Marshall will be at the scene today to investigate the explosion.

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