Home explosion causes death of four in Dryden

Fire Marshal, investigators at site in search of cause DRYDEN — An explosion and fire at Victoria Meadows mobile home park left four people dead on Monday morning. Dryden Police Chief Shawn Peters said Dryden Township police and firefighters were dispatched at around...

Seniors’ transportation subject of local forums

Some older residents in need of rides to medical appointments TRI-CITY AREA — Providing safe and sufficient transportation for local senior citizens was the focus at a series of meetings held last Tuesday and Wednesday at various locations in Lapeer County. The...

Detroit man found guilty of murder in 2019 case

LAPEER COUNTY — A Detroit man who was charged with open murder in the 2019 shooting death of a man in rural Lapeer County has been found guilty. On Friday, Oct. 8, a Lapeer County jury found Lydell Dukes, 40, guilty of 1st degree premeditated murder and 10 other...

Independent voice stilled by cancer

Former congressman Paul Mitchell held fast to his principles DRYDEN TWP. — Former Michigan congressman Paul Mitchell died on Sunday, Aug. 15, following a bout with cancer. Mitchell, 64, who was known for his independent beliefs, served two two-year terms in Michigan’s...

Imlay City man killed in motorcyle accident

IMLAY CITY — A 60-year-old Imlay City man riding a motorcycle was killed at around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, (July 30), when struck by a GMC Yukon at the intersection of Almont Avenue and Titus Street. Interim Police Chief Sean Leathers reported that the victim, Chauncey...