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Firefighters installing free smoke alarms, detectors in homes.

August 19, 2019

Firefighters installing free smoke alarms, detectors in homes. #OceanaCountyNews By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. WALKERVILLE – Home owners in the Walkervile area can receive free smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in their homes thanks to Operation Save A Life. Operation Save A Life is a national public awareness campaign targeting fire safety and prevention. It’s a partnership between WOTV 4,…

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Drunk driving arrests top weekend police activity.

August 19, 2019

Drunk driving arrests top weekend police activity. #OceanaCountyCrime The following is police activity in Oceana County over the weekend: Friday, Aug. 16, 2019: – 2:43 a.m., (Michigan State Police), retail fraud, alcohol was stolen, Wesco store, Village of Rothbury. The case is under investigation. – 6:13…

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Man with violent history sent to prison after threatening dad with blow torch.

August 19, 2019

Man with violent history sent to prison after threatening dad with blow torch. #OceanaCountyNews By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. HART — The 38-year-old Mears man who crashed his pickup truck through the Shopko store in Hart in 2017 and was accused in 2015 of burning down…

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No arrest in fleeing and eluding investigation.

August 19, 2019

No arrest in fleeing and eluding investigation. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. NEW ERA – The suspect who allegedly fled from police at a high rate of speed on US 31…

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Police surround house of fleeing suspect for hours.

August 17, 2019
Police surround house of fleeing suspect for hours.

Police surround house of fleeing suspect for hours. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. NEW ERA – Several Michigan State Police troopers surrounded a house on Third Street near the Wesco convenience…

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County fair offers old-fashioned fun with new improvements.

August 16, 2019

County fair offers old-fashioned fun with new improvements. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – The Oceana County Fairgrounds are buzzing with activity this week as workers prepare to open the…

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SSCENT cocaine arrests top 78th District Court arraignments.

August 16, 2019

SSCENT cocaine arrests top 78th District Court arraignments. #OceanaCountyCrime By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – The following were arraigned recently in 78th District Court: Felonies – Hector Francisco Vasquez-Melchor, 21,…

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Warrant arrests, crashes keep police busy.

August 16, 2019

Warrant arrests, crashes keep police busy. #OceanaCountyCrime The following is recent police activity in Oceana County: Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019: – 10:57 a.m., (Hart Police Department), a 26-year-old Ludington woman…

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Obituary: Patricia Flannery, 76, of Walkerville.

August 16, 2019

Obituary: Patricia Flannery, 76, of Walkerville. Patricia E. Flanery, 76, of Walkerville, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Patricia was born on December 15, 1942, the daughter of…

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Recent deaths, posted Aug. 16, 2019.

August 16, 2019

Recent deaths, posted Aug. 16, 2019. #OceanaCountyDeaths The following recent deaths have been reported to OCP: Cecilia Anna Knowles, 25, of Walkerville, died on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Joyce Eilene Jensen,…

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Township officials censured over $3,500 salary advance.

August 15, 2019

Township officials censured over $3,500 salary advance. #OceanaCountyNews By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART TOWNSHIP – Clerk Tim Tariske and Treasurer Todd Metzler were censured – publicly reprimanded – by the…

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Prosecutor: Driver charged in pedestrian fatality has no prior OWI convictions.

August 14, 2019

Prosecutor: Driver charged in pedestrian fatality has no prior OWI convictions. #OceanaCounty By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – Contrary to readers’ comments on social media about the suspect in the…

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