2014-01-23 / Community

News Briefs

Comedic hypnotist returning to Bay College

ESCANABA – Comedic Hypnotist Frederick Winters is returning to the Besse Center on Jan. 22 and 23. Shows on the Bay de Noc Community College Campus in Escanaba will take place at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $1 for students (k-12 and Bay students), Bay faculty and staff, and $5 general admission. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Student Accounts Office in the Student Services Building, or online at baycollege.tix.com/ Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=3755

The show is part of the Campus Activities Board schedule of events, and more information can be found at www.baycollege.edu/ cabseries.

4 traffic deaths reported over holiday season

LANSING – Preliminary reports indicate two people died in crashes over the Christmas holiday and two people died in crashes over the New Year’s holiday in Michigan, according to the Michigan State Police Criminal Justice Information Center.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in any of the crashes. One of the fatalities was a pedestrian.

“Wearing a seat belt and driving sober help ensure the holidays can be about family and celebration,” said Michael L. Prince, director of the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning.

The Christmas holiday period began at 6 p.m. Dec. 24 and went through midnight Dec. 25. The New Year’s holiday period began at 6 p.m. Dec. 31 and went through midnight Jan. 1.

In 2012, nine people died in traffic crashes during the four-day Christmas holiday, and 15 people died in traffic crashes during the four-day New Year’s holiday. It should be noted the holiday periods in 2012 were longer than 2013 due to the day of the week where the holidays fell.

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