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Manistee Cocaine Arraignment

On December 5, 2017 Eddie Lee Scott, 54, of Manistee was arraigned in the 85th District Court of Manistee on the charge of Possession with Intent to Deliver cocaine. Scott has posted a bond of $6,000.00 and has been released from the Manistee County Jail.

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Alexis Mary-Jane Burton, 20, of Manistee was also arraigned on the same charge on November 3.

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In September of this year, Manistee City Police Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of River Street. Officers observed items that lead to contact detectives from SSCENT. After a search warrant was executed, cocaine was seized from the property.The charges are felonies punishable by up to 20 years in prison and/or a $25,000.00 fine.

State Police ask you to stuff a Blue Goose

The Michigan State Police (MSP) Hart Post is hosting “STUFF A BLUE GOOSE FOR CHRISTMAS”.  Patrol cars are affectionately referred to as a “Blue Goose”. Officers hope to stuff patrol cars full of new toys and non-perishable food items.

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All of the donated items collected will be turned over to the Salvation Army for distribution to the families in need.  They are planning to have troopers and a patrol car at the Walmart store in Ludington to accept donations.  STUFF A BLUE GOOSE FOR CHRISTMAS will be Friday, December 15, 2017, from 11:00A.M until 4:00P.M.

Rep. Curt Vanderwall hosts local Coffee Hours

State Rep. Curt VanderWall of Ludington is hosting coffee hours. Coffee hours are a chance for people to share their thoughts, ideas and concerns about state government. No appointments are necessary to attend.  

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US-10 Closures

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There will be 3 intermittent five-minute closures on Sunday December 10th starting at 7am on US-10 at Jebavy Drive in Ludington  in order to remove utility lines.  The work, conducted by Muskegon-based Newkirk Electric Associates, Inc., should begin around 7 a.m. Law enforcement officers will be present for traffic control.  The work is weather dependent but MDOT expects the work to be completed by 8am

Concealed carry across state lines

Wednesday, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) voted in support of H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. “This important legislation improves the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) to prevent the sale or transfer of firearms to felons and other individuals prohibited from legally obtaining a firearm. “ Said Huizenga.

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 H.R. 38, known as the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, requires states to recognize the concealed gun carry permits of visitors from other states.The National Rifle Association, said in a release, "Law-abiding citizens should be able to exercise their fundamental right to self-defense while traveling across state lines without fear of unknowingly breaking the law." Critics of the law say that it will become harder for individual states to regulate firearms as a result.

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