A seagull flies under the Blue Water Bridges in thick fog Dec. 5, 2015 in Port Huron.
Inmates in the female pod of the St. Clair County Jail enjoy a brief moment of sunlight in a corner of the concrete walled yard. The jail has had to pay to house female inmates at other county jails due to overcrowding.
Perception, of Kean's Yacht Club, competes in Class Q during the start of the Port Huron-to-Mackinac Island sailboat race Saturday, July 18, 2015 on Lake Huron.
Spectators grab umbrellas and head for shelter near the concession stand as a storm approaches during a division 2 softball and baseball finals Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Algonac High School.
A sheriff's deputy takes care of the homeowners dogs as firefighters from five area fire departments work the scene of a barn and garage fire Thursday, April 16, 2015 in the 5200 block of Jeddo Road in Grant Township.
Lanterns are released during a candle-light vigil in memory of 5-year-old Mackenzie Maison Friday, May 29, 2015 in the 800 block of Oak Street in Port Huron.
Alma resident Frank Welling carries a bucket to mend a patch of fencing as his herd follows along single-file Sept. 21 in the field behind his home. In addition to having their own names, "they each have their own unique personality," Welling said."I sell the more rowdy ones, and breed the ones that are calm and friendly," he said. "The kids learn their temperament from their parents."
A firefighter from Yale/Brockway Township fire department battles a fire in a corn field Saturday, April 18, 2015 in the 14000 block of Yale Road in Lynn Township.
Kylie Guyette, 11, of Clyde Township, gets help securing her hat from her mother, Penny Guyette, left, and friend Erinn Bowling, while on her horse, Paris, during the St. Clair County 4-H and Youth Fair Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Goodells County Park.
Tom Davis releases a homing pigeon after Tessa, a German Short-haired Pointer, successfully traced the scent and found the bird August 9, 2013 at Davis' home in Sylvania Township. Davis began the sport of field trial in 1970, and has since won eight national championships with the dogs he has trained. "I was hooked," Davis said. "What your dog does is a bit of an extension of yourself as a trainer, it is a big of an ego trip. I enjoy watching young dogs when their light bulb goes on and they finally get what to do."
GN - James Donald VanCallis' lawyer, Dean Ankouny, rests his arm on his shoulder and whispers in his ear as Macomb County Chief of Homicide William Cataldo looks on during VanCallis' arraignment Thursday October 9, 2014 at 42-1 District Court in Romeo. James Donald VanCallis, 32, of Wales Township, is charged with first-degree murder, felony murder and assault with intent to commit sexual penetration in the July slaying of 14-year-old April Millsap of Armada.
Army National Guard Sgt. Steven Riske embraces his daughter Kadyn, 3, after she greeted his return home with a small American flag August 26 in front of his High Street home in Mount Pleasant. Riske returned to his wife and three daughters after serving a nearly nine-month tour of duty in Kuwait. "He's been gone a long time," said his five-year-old daughter Gracelyn.
12 car driver Sam Hornish Jr. dances with his daughter Addison, 5, before the NASCAR Nationwide Alliance Truck Parts 250 June 15, 2013 at Michigan International Speedway.
"That girl has no idea how awesome her dad is," an anonymous fan shouted in the distance.
Rob Curtis, a former Toledo outlaw motorcycle club biker who still goes by the nickname “Bam-Bam,” left behind his life of drug abuse and crime after reading scripture. When met with strange looks while attending traditional churches, “Bam-Bam” decided to form his own- Heaven’s Highway Biker Church, the first of its kind in the area. "We call it a biker church, but you don't have to be a biker to come," Mr. Curtis said. "We're here to love on anybody."
"Big Mike" Wallace holds his hands in the air as he prays along with his wife Sue, grand-daughter Coryn during service August 14, 2013 at Heaven's Highway Biker Church in Oregon.
Wauseon residents Torrie Flores sits with her fiance Chris Mullins and their children, Laela Mullins, 4, and Lennox Mullins, 2, as they watch a screening of Monsters University June 29, 2013 at the Field of Dreams drive-in in Liberty Center. "It's fun to be outside in the summer and bring the kids," Flores said.
Conservation Technician Jeff Boyer picks up a frame to be prepared for the upcoming exhibit "Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints" September 23, 2013 at the Toledo Museum of Art. Boyer used a drill to attach metal mounting brackets to the frames. "The friction from the drill causes the cherry wood to burn, it has the most fantastic smell," Boyer said. The exhibit is set to open on October 4.
Michigan senior Jeremy Gallon (21) reaches for a pass on Akron senior Malachi Freeman (20) and narrowly misses during a game September 14, 2013 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. Michigan won 28-24.
Ann Arbor resident Monica Fink poses wearing early 19-century clothing September 3 in the University of Michigan Law Library in Ann Arbor, Mich. Fink enjoys vintage clothing and utilizes social media such as blogging to share her passion.
Bolts of lightning fill the sky near the Veterans Memorial Skyway bridge as severe storms move through the Toledo area around midnight June 13, 2013.
FEA - A couple on custom built LED-illuminated bicycles look to the sky during the Family Night fireworks celebration July 10, 2014 at Desmond Landing on the St. Clair River in downtown Port Huron.
FEA - Ceionna Simpson, 10, leaps in the air as she watches her reflection in the front window while her sister, E'Lena Simpson, 8, plays on the couch with the family dog, Bella, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 at their home in Fort Gratiot. The girls, who had been living in foster care with Chad and Michele Simpson for two years, were official adopted by them two days later on the 31st. "The first week we were fostering Ceionna and E'Lena, I came home to a note taped to my bedroom door asking us to please adopt them," Michele Simpson said. "Ceionna and E'Lena went through hunger and homelessness," she said. "They never knew where they would be sleeping at night, and sometimes they would be left alone." The Simpsons have a third adopted daughter, Jazmyne, 11, and three biological children. "They take care of us. Now we don't have to move a lot, and we have food and clothing now," Ceionna said. "And when I first met my dad, I just thought he was the funniest dad ever."
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