Eric Baerren, The Morning Sun

Eric Baerren

The Morning Sun

Mount Pleasant, MI, United States

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Past articles by Eric:

What are the main security concerns surrounding TikTok?

TikTok is one of the most popular social media networks, but facing political scrutiny because it is owned by a Chinese company that some people worry could pass the data it collects to a growing rival. Qi Liao, computer science faculty member and professor for Central Michigan University’s College of Science and Engineering, shared his expertise on what kind of data TikTok gathers, whether it… → Read More

CMU students launch weather balloons for NASA project

Meteorology students launch weather balloons at CMU for NASA project. → Read More

Man accused of breaking woman’s nose over drug debt

A Flint man was accused Wednesday of breaking two bones in a woman’s face and shooting her dog after arguing with her boyfriend about an unpaid drug debt during a fight that took place in mid… → Read More

Lake man awaits sentencing in family rape case

A Lake man faces sentencing next week after pleading to a lesser charge in a case in which he was accused of raping a member of his family. → Read More

MP Schools settles Ganiard haircut lawsuit

The Mt. Pleasant school district in mid-January reached a settlement with the father of a girl whose hair was cut by a district employee at one of its elementary schools. → Read More

Feral cat group plans to expand in 2023

A group of concerned citizens who came together to help address Mt. Pleasant’s substantial population of community cats hopes to expand their efforts in the organization’s second year. → Read More

Hotel drug dealer hearing to get new date

A hearing to determine whether a man charged with selling drugs from a Mt. Pleasant-area motel will stand trial will get a new date. → Read More

Mt. Pleasant police statistics point to juvenile crime problem

Earlier this month, Paul Lauria delivered a report to the city’s commission about crime statistics in the city last year. A look back over the previous five points to success in one police in… → Read More

Traffic stops lead Tribal cops to drug house

Two traffic stops led officers with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe to an alleged drug den from which the owner distributed meth to his friends. → Read More

Gun found at CMU part of federal case

A gun found during an investigation of car break-ins at Central Michigan University was evidence in a case that landed a Grand Rapids man in a federal prison for three years. → Read More

Man faces federal charges in alleged credit card scams

A man named Anthony Demasi was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday with attempting to take out credit cards from three banks using the identities of three people without their consent. The cr… → Read More

Isabella to pay off loan for early jail construction costs

Last month, Isabella County government closed on the $41.5 million United States Department of Agriculture loan for its new jail/sheriff’s office project. Tuesday night, the county’s co… → Read More

Man charged with strangling girlfriend in August

A Mt. Pleasant man could face up to a decade in prison for strangling his girlfriend last August. → Read More

Lorain man accused of raping child headed to trial

A 45-year-old man from Lorain, Ohio, is headed to trial on allegations that he raped a child in Isabella County sometime within the last 16 years. → Read More

March honors civil rights leader

Approximately 250 people gathered in Mt. Pleasant’s town center on Monday, the culmination of a march to honor Martin Luther King Jr. → Read More

Ohio man accused of raping child headed to trial

A 45-year-old man from Lorain, Ohio, is headed to trial on allegations that he raped a child in Isabella County sometime within the last 16 years. → Read More

New owner changes little in maintaining live music

John Hunter said he had lots of ideas when he purchased Rubbles, one of Mt. Pleasant’s mainstay downtown bars, last year. When the deal closed, he decided to take it slow to preserve the bar&… → Read More

Beal catfishing mom headed to trial

A Mt. Pleasant woman accused of engaging in a sophisticated scheme of harassment involving text messages and social media messaging is headed to trial. → Read More

Students team up to make monsters at Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart Academy kindergartners finally go to see the two-dimensional monsters they drew in the fall pop off the page and take three-dimensional form. → Read More

Isabella dispatch hangs ‘Help Wanted’ sign out front

Everyone’s having a tough time fully staffing these days, and that includes the people whose job it is to dispatch public safety for calls. → Read More