Coast Guard celebrates National Safe Boating week.

The US Coast guard is asking boaters to to know weather and water conditions as they travel into lakes and rivers this summer. Petty Officer Chris Romero said, “Make sure that you have  all your proper gear on board. Make sure you have your lifejackets for everybody. With those lifejackets make sure they're the right size for the people if you have kids on board and make sure they have make sure they have kids life jackets and vice versa and adults have adult lifejackets.”

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You are also required to keep a sound making device, such as a whistle in order to alert other boaters in case you become distressed. The Coast guard aux and paddleboard shop in scottville is hosting an event at the Loomis St boat ramp today from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Paddle board information will be provided as well as vessel examinations. “Vessel examinations are for anybody willing to come out and get their paddleboard stuff or  their life jacket checked or if someone comes by with a boat and trailer and they want to get it checked out by the US Coast Guard they can still do that to make sure everybody is safe and in compliance with  all the federal laws.”  Inspected vessels will receive a sticker to place on your boat to identify it has been inspected. In case of emergency while on the water, you can reach the US Coast Guard on channel 16.


Arraignment for overdose death

On May 25, Cody Ricky Kott, of Manistee was arraigned on the charges of Delivery of a Controlled Substance Causing Death.

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In February of this year, detectives began an investigation into a suspicious death that occurred in the 2300 block of Filer City Road, in Manistee County. Detectives learned that a 23 year old died of an apparent drug overdose. Kott is alleged to have provided the morphine that caused the death of the 23 year old Manistee man. The charge is a felony punishable by up to life in prison or any number of years. Kott is currently lodged in the Manistee County Jail.


Assult in Amber Township

Two people were transported to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital yesterday evening after a report of someone ramming cars at a residence with his vehicle. During the incident, a person struck one of the people in the head with a metal pipe and struck another on their hand with the pipe. Both were taken to the hospital and the one with the head injury was flown to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital by Aero Med. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident. The case remains under investigation.

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