3-year-old girl killed in St. Clair County fire
GRATIOT TOWNSHIP, MI -- A 3-year-old girl was killed in a fire in St Clair County Wednesday night, according to police. Deputies from the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office, along with Fort Gratiot Fire Department, were dispatched shortly before midnight Wednesday, Dec. 23, to a residence on Abel Drive in Fort Gratiot Township for a residential structure fire. Upon arrival, they found the residence fully engulfed in smoke and flames on the north side, according to a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office news release. Firefighters from Fort Gratiot Township arrived a short time later and were able to make entry into the residence. The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Fire Investigation Unit is on location the morning of Thursday, Dec. 23, working to determine the cause of the fire.mlive.com
St. Clair County restaurant listed as potential coronavirus exposure site
FORT GRATIOT TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A restaurant in St. Clair County has been listed as a potential coronavirus exposure site. Patrons who visited the restaurant anytime between Oct. 18-22 are encouraged to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days following their visit. How easily the virus spreadsHow easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. Prevention & TreatmentThere is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Port Huron man takes job at nursing home to see his wife during COVID-19 pandemic
FORT GRATIOT TOWNSHIP, Mich. A Port Huron man took a job at a nursing home so he could see his wife of 62 years after they were separated for four months by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Larry and Carol Burnett have been married for 62 years, but he was separated from her when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. For the past two years, Carol has lived at Regency on the Lake, a care home in Fort Gratiot Township near Port Huron. You know, after 62 years, it was almost like we were one person.When the pandemic hit, all visitors, including Larry, were shut out. Sandra Ball, the activities director for Regency on the Lake, had an idea involving an open part-time job.
Police: 2 killed, 2 injured in crash on icy bridge in St. Clair County
BURTCHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Two people were killed and two others were injured Thursday in a crash on an icy bridge in St. Clair County, police said. A 30-year-old Burtchville Township woman was driving a 2004 GMC pickup truck north on M-25 with a 38-year-old Burtchville Township man as a passenger, according to authorities. The Lexington man and the Fort Gratiot Township man were taken to McLaren Port Huron Hospital by Tri-Hospital EMS, police said. Burtchville Township officials are investigating the crash. M-25 was shut down for about 2 1/2 hours after the crash, officials said.
Police find missing 12 year-old boy from St. Clair County
FORT GRATIOT TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office were searching for 12 year-old Timothy Brent-Paul Armstead. According to investigators, Armstead left his home Wednesday afternoon in Fort Gratiot Township following an argument with his mother and did not returned to his home in the Brandymore Pines Mobile Home Park. UPDATE: He has been found safe. Michigan State Police issued an Endangered Missing Advisory for Armstead.