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Domestic violence On Jan. 15, at 11:38 a.m., Genesee County Sheriff Deputies from Atlas Township responded to the 5100 block of Stimson Road and arrested a male juvenile for domestic violence....more >>

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Mailbox mischief On Jan. 26, a Brandon deputy responded to the 1800 block of Viola. The complainant said someone took the mailbox off the post in front of his home. The case is open....more >>

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Counterfeit cash Police are investigating an upcropping of counterfeit $20 bills in Lake Orion. The most recent report of a counterfeit bill came from a business on N. Park Boulevard, according to reports....more >>

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Slamming sounds A man who called police Feb. 1 told responding deputies he was in the bathroom about 9:30 p.m. when he heard a "slamming sound" coming from the front of his apartment in the 3000 block of Sunrise Circle....more >>

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Monday, February 1, station #3 investigated strong odors of natural gas in a Brown Road business's break room. Station #3 responded to a "vehicle v. tree" accident on Baldwin Road, north of Brown....more >>

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Monday, February 8 - There was a suspicious vehicle reported on Pleasant. It had its parking lights on. An officer made contact with the vehicle and determined that it was people waiting for the school bus....more >>
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Born October 25th
1888: Richard E. Byrd, U.S. aviator and explorer who made the first flight over the North Pole.
1889: Abel Gance, film director (Napoleon).
1902: Henry Steele Commager, American historian who wrote the fifty-five volume Rise of the American Nation.
1914: John Berryman, poet.
1941: Anne Tyler, novelist (The Accidental Tourist, Ladder of Years).
October 25th
in history
1940: German troops capture Kharkov and launch a new drive toward Moscow. Germany's lost victory at Kursk.
1944: The Japanese are defeated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the world's largest sea engagement. From this point on, the depleted Japanese Navy increasingly resorts to the suicidal attacks of Kamikaze fighters. On patrol north of the Philippine island of Luzon, USS Batfish destroyed three Japanese submarines in four nights.
1950: Chinese Communist Forces launch their first-phase offensive across the Yalu River into North Korea. A year after leaving West Point, Lt. Joe Kingston was en route to Korea, where he, like a lot of others, found himself retreating and advancing in a single day.
1951: In a general election, England's Labour Party loses to Conservatives. Winston Churchill becomes prime minister, and Anthony Eden becomes foreign secretary.
1954: President Eisenhower conducts the first televised Cabinet meeting.