Final high school baseball state rankings project championship favorites
The Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association announced its state rankings for June 3, 2021, projecting the top prep squads across Michigan this season. Grand Ledge claimed state championships in 1977 and 1995 but hasn’t been to the final four since 2001. (Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com)Kaytie Boomer | MLive.comD2: ST. MARY HAS WIRE-TO-WIRE POTENTIALOrchard Lake St. Mary began the season at No. Orchard Lake St. Mary 36-12. Gaylord St. Mary 17-918.mlive.com
Michigan mini horse a finalist to be next Cadbury Bunny
ALGONAC, MI – A palomino mini horse named Blondi from Algonac could be the next Cadbury Bunny. Cadbury, famous for its Easter-favorite Cadbury Crème Egg, is holding “Bunny Tryouts” to find its next mascot to feature in a commercial. “Blondi is a very social mini horse, who loves people and dressing up for the holidays … and doesn’t mind wearing her bunny ears,” the entry says. Meet Blondi 🐴 A very social mini horse who comes to us from Michigan. Vote, vote!!mlive.com
16 Michigan businesses cited for COVID-19 safety violations, state says
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Bitter cold causes more flooding concerns along St. Clair River
EAST CHINA, Mich. – A State of Emergency was declared in Saint Clair County due to the flooding along its titular river -- and ongoing cold weather is expected to bring more ice jams, causing more flooding concerns for residents. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for southeastern Saint Clair County until 10 a.m. Tuesday. The jam forced the St. Clair River to overflow, causing water to surround the homes nearby. READ: Ice jams cause significant flooding along St. Clair River“Came right over the top. More information on the survey can be found on the Be Ready St. Clair County website here or its official Facebook page here.
State of Emergency declared in St. Clair County due to flood damage
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Mich. – A State of Emergency was declared in Saint Clair County due to the flooding along its titular river. Ice jams have caused the Saint Clair River to flood significantly. The State of Emergency was declared due to widespread damages to property caused by the flooding. Citizens who are impacted by flooding to their properties are encouraged to utilize the online self-reporting survey to catalogue and report damage. More information on the survey can be found on the Be Ready St. Clair County website here or its official Facebook page here.
Michigan river rises 18 inches in a day, causing ice jams, flooding
ALGONAC, MI – As temperatures dropped mid-week, the St. Clair River rose 18 inches and froze over in areas, causing ice jams that contributed to flooding northeast of Detroit, the Associated Press reports. The U.S. and Canadian coast guards deployed icebreaking ships to clear the jams and relieve flooding, The AP reports. Water levels on the river along Algonac rose at least 18 inches in one day, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In that area, the river serves as the dividing line between Michigan and Ontario, Canada. Live: St. Clair River Ice Dam Live look at ice blockages along the St. Clair River.mlive.com
Ice jams cause significant flooding along St. Clair River
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Mich. – Ice jams along the St. Clair River caused significant flooding in Algonac to Port Huron Tuesday and Wednesday. Pieces of ice collect and dam off the river, causing it to back up. What was uncommon was the typical help used to prevent the St. Clair River from spilling over wasn’t available, causing damage all along the river. READ: Homes impacted by flooding along St. Clair RiverPumps were turned on Wednesday and by noon, the water receded at least a foot. Two ice breaking ships -- U.S. Coast Guard’s Bristol Bay and Canadian cutter The Griffon -- have been conducting operations to ease the flooding.
Local 4 News at 5 -- Feb. 3, 2021
Here’s what you missed on Local 4 News at 5:Hear from residents as ice jams cause flooding along St. Clair RiverIce jams along the St. Clair River have flooded main roads and homes Tuesday from Algonac to Port Huron. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for southeastern St. Clair County until 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Homes impacted by flooding along St. Clair River
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Mich. – Ice jams along the St. Clair River have flooded main roads and homes Tuesday from Algonac to Port Huron. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for southeastern St. Clair County until 10 a.m. Wednesday. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, two icebreaking ships -- the U.S. Coast Guard Bristol Bay and the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Griffon -- have been conducting icebreaking operations to ease the flooding. “Griffon was underway until 8:30 p.m. flushing ice that is contributing to the flooding, and both cutters will resume icebreaking operations at 6 a.m. Wednesday. Bristol Bay, normally homeported in Detroit, is staged in Algonac, Mich. for the overnight hours,” read a statement from the U.S. Coast Guard.
Man dies after head-on collision in St. Clair County
ALGONAC, MI -- A man injured in a St. Clair County crash has died, police said. Deputies with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office responded shortly before 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8 for a report of a two-vehicle crash on St. Clair River Drive near Liberty Street in Algonac. A 68-year-old Algonac man was driving a 2020 Kia Forte and headed north on St. Clair River Drive when he crossed over the center line. The Kia’s driver was taken to McLaren Macomb Hospital by TRI-Hospital EMS and was originally listed in critical condition. Accident investigators believe the Kia’s driver may have experienced a medical incident prior to the crash.mlive.com
Algonac man hospitalized after two-vehicle crash
ALGONAC, MI — Sheriff’s deputies in St. Clair County are investigating a two-vehicle crash that left one person hospitalized. The collision occurred about 3:50 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, on St. Clair River Drive near Liberty Street in Algonac. Deputies said a 68-year-old Algonac man was driving a 2020 Kia Forte north on St. Clair River Drive when he crossed the center line. The Kia’s driver was taken to McLaren Macomb Hospital by TRI-HOSP EMS and was listed as critical as of Saturday morning. Accident investigators believe the Kia’s driver may have experienced a medical incident prior to the crash.mlive.com
Michigan General Election Results for Algonac on Nov. 3, 2020
The 2020 General Election will be held on November 3. (Note: Due to an increase in mail-in voting, clerks are expecting delayed results, up to multiple days. Find more election results and news on the Decision 2020 page. 🌟 Become an Insider 🌟Introducing WDIV Insider: A new way for loyal Local 4 fans to gain access and customize your ClickOnDetroit news experience. Learn more about WDIV Insider - and sign up here!
COVID-19 case confirmed at Club Capri restaurant in Algonac, possible exposure
ALGONAC, Mich. A COVID-19 case has been confirmed at the Club Capri in Algonac, St. Clair County Health Department announced Wednesday. Department officials said the confirmed case is from an employee. Anyone who visited the restaurant on July 18 and 19 may have been exposed and encouraged to monitor for symptoms for 14 days. The restaurant will remain open and management is working with department officials. As of Wednesday, 80,172 confirmed cases were reported in Michigan, with 6,172 deaths and 57,502 recoveries.
Not So Calm After The Storm, June 11, 2020, noon update
Not So Calm After The Storm, June 11, 2020, noon updatePublished: June 11, 2020, 12:18 pmYesterday's storms knocked out power to nearly 400,000 customers, but those storms are thankfully well off to our east, with a cooler, drier air mass moving in. The day ahead will feature partial cloud cover early this morning, followed by mostly sunny skies for the balance of the day. It'll be a windy day, though, with west winds at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts over 30 mph possible. These winds have prompted a Lakeshore Flood Warning for the Harsens Island / Algonac area. Highs today will reach the mid to upper 70s, but even cooler air is headed this way for the weekend.
Westland man shot, dropped off at Algonac Fire Department
ALGONAC, Mich. – A 31-year-old Westland man was shot Monday in Algonac. According to authorities, it happened at about 7 p.m. in the 800 block of St. Clair River Drive. The victim was taken to the fire department before he was rushed to a hospital. Police do not believe it was a random shooting. The investigation is ongoing.