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BYRON — Bob Cassiday enjoys living and working in a small town — one of the many reasons he is seen as well-suited to the position of superintendent of Byron Area Schools.

CORUNNA — A Perry man was sentenced to at least four years in prison Thursday morning in 35th Circuit Court for fighting Michigan State Police troopers.

LANSING — House Majority Floor Leader Rep. Ben Frederick, R-Owosso, Thursday said a new House rule has been added for the 2021-22 legislative session to allow representatives to participate in committee discussions when they are unable to be physically present.

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OWOSSO TWP. — Officials confirmed Friday afternoon that one person died in an early morning house fire at 2150 North Ruess Road.

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OWOSSO TWP. — A home appears to be a total loss after a fire early this morning, and officials say they are still investigating the cause of the blaze.

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CORUNNA — After months of delays, Shiawassee County received a clean audit of its 2019 finances, though the audit process itself — impacted by the coronavirus, technological issues and difficulties with bank reconciliations — proved to be quite challenging, officials said.

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CORUNNA — A Laingsburg man was sentenced to one year in jail Thursday morning in 35th Circuit Court by Judge Matthew Stewart for stabbing a dog with a putty knife after it ate his Subway sandwich and throwing the animal through a wall.