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Mark Latunski, Incompetent to Stand Trial, Ordered to Undergo Treatment

Accused Murderer Mark Latunski Now Responsibility of State Department of Mental Health, Center for Forensic Psychiatry Will Recommend Treatment Facility

Published 2/24/2020 4:16pm - Updated 2/27/2020 9:59pm

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Mark Latunski, a 50 year old Morrice resident, charged in connection with the death of 25 year old Swartz Creek resident, Kevin Bacon, recently deemed incompetent to stand trial on the charges lodged against him, has been ordered to undergo treatment at a facility recommended by the Center for Forensic Psychiatry.

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Winter Weather Advisory; NWS Revises Snow Totals

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A-LIST: More Than 65,000 First Round Votes Tallied

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Respite Volunteers Plans for St. Patrick's Party

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Report: Latunski Mentally Incompetent to Stand Trial

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Moolenaar Announces 2020 Congressional Art Competition

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Letter: Why I’m Supporting Mike Bloomberg for President of the United States

The following is an Op-Ed submitted by Larry Arreguin, Treasurer, 4th Congressional District Organization, Michigan Democratic Party

We welcome your letter as well.  Send to hello@shiawasseenews.com.

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2/23/20 Update

United Shore Financial Services of Pontiac has gotten approval from the city to build a one-thousand-foot-long bridge over South Boulevard to connect the company's headquarters to a building it purchased.

Cars that were used to film the movie "Ford v Ferrari" are on a three city tour. Peter Toundas, president of Championship Auto Shows says, "The Ford GT40 is an original race car. The Ferrari was fabricated for the movie to specs.   

The Kalamazoo school board announced who they have chosen as the new superintendent. In a unanimous vote Wednesday night, they offered the position to Dr. Rita Raichoudhuri, from Chicago Public Schools.

The city of Battle Creek lifted its boil water advisory Thursday morning. In addition, water is now safe to drink in the cities of Springfield and Bedford, Emmett, Leroy and Pennfield townships.

An Arctic Fox was rescued near a high school in South Lyon Thursday afternoon. A call came in on a report of an injured dog in the area. The animal was taken to the Howell Nature Center for a check-up and care. 

Crews were on the scene of a fire in Bay County. The fire occurred on Garfield Rd. between Linwood and Anderson. There is no word if there were any animals in the barn, the fire crew on scene said the building is a total loss. 

A piece of concrete fell from a bridge off US-127 Wednesday. It happened around 8 a.m. near the Barnes Road overpass in Vevay Township. A woman, from Jackson, was driving northbound on US-127 when the concrete went through her windshield and hit her in the head.

The 2020 Census is offering new ways to participate in the census. This year you can sign up online, by mail or in person. The Kalkaska County Commission on Aging says the changes may pose problems for seniors.

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