Fire Destroys A House In Free Soil

A fire destroyed a home in Free Soil yesterday afternoon. The Free Soil, Fountain, and Grant fire deoartments responded to a house and garage fire on 8556 North Democrat Street in the Village of Free Soil at around 5 p.m. yesterday. When they arrived, the house was fully engulfed and the garage caught fire shortly after. Nobody was home at the time of the fire. Sparks from the fire also started small grass fires near the house and in the baseball field and woods across the street. The cause of the fire is not yet known.


Cash Advance Employee Involved In Staged Robbery Pleads Guilty

A former employee of Advance Cash America in Pere Marquette Township pleaded guilty in 51st Circuit Court yesterday to conspiracy to commit embezzlement and lying to a police officer in connection to a staged robbery that we reported on a few months ago back in May.
Bryana Jacqueline Black of Sheridan Township, was initially charged two counts of conspiracy to commit embezzlement but one count was dismissed in a plea agreement yesterday.
Investigators believe they have recovered all the stolen money. According to testimony, the trio involved in the staged robbery stole $15,000.

Two Housing Developments Were Considered During Ludington City Council Meeting

In the regularly scheduled Ludington City Council meeting last night, two housing developments were considered. Amendments to the agreement between the city and the Morris Street LLC, were all approved by the council as well as a parking agreement with Morris street for the bowling alley block.

The council also had their first presentation for rezoning a parcel of land at the corner of South Madison and East Dowland streets where the planning commission recommended the rezoning from wholesale and light industrial to multi-family residential. This will be considered again at the next council meeting.

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