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It’s a good time to be in the automotive aluminum business, according to UACJ Automotive Whitehall Industries President and Chief Operating Officer David Cooper.

Ludington native Ethan Tucker’s Article 32 hearing in relation to the death of a fellow U.S. Coast Guardsman took place Wednesday afternoon at Camp Pendleton, California, and the results won’t be known for several weeks.

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The three-story, brick building at 801 N. Rowe St. in Ludington was donated by a local couple to be repurposed for the proposed Lofts on Rowe 65-apartment complex, according to a press release from the developers.

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The Ludington City Council on Monday talked again about the proposed plan to cull the deer population within the city limits.

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Parents of students attending Mason County Central Schools are reminded that on Friday, Oct. 18 students will attend school in the morning only. Staff will be participating in professional development activities during the afternoon.

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HAMLIN TWP. — Despite the temperature in the 40s and gusts from Lake Michigan buffeting the shore, hundreds of people flocked to the Ludington State Park this past Saturday.

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Ludington-based trucking company Quick-Way, Inc. received recognition as a top performer by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay program.

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SCOTTVILLE — Students at Gateway to Success Academy are working on a project to benefit the community and get into the Halloween spirit, while also representing their school.

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During its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, the Ludington City Council will consider approving a proposed $164,000 contract for a hydrogeological study related to the plan to close two sludge ponds at Ludington’s wastewater treatment plant.

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The U.S. Coast Guard scheduled an Article 32 hearing for Wednesday, Oct. 16, for Ludington native Ethan Tucker as he faces charges in relation to a death of a fellow member of the Coast Guard in Alaska.

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Dustin Allen Himes Jr., 25, no address listed, was arrested at approximately 5:45 a.m. after allegedly stealing a 2006 GMC Envoy from the Lowe’s parking lot, according to a release from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.

BARDARASH, Iraq (AP) — For months, every time Turkey threatened to invade northern Syria, Salwa Hanna told her husband they should take their children and flee from the border town of Kobani. And every time, he told her not to worry, because the Americans were there.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan as dozens of people gathered for Friday prayers, causing the roof to collapse and killing 62 worshippers, provincial officials said. The attack underscored the record-high number of civilians dying in the country's…

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Masses of flag-waving demonstrators demanding Catalonia's independence and the release from prison of separatist leaders jammed downtown Barcelona on Friday as the northeastern Spanish region endured its fifth straight day of unrest.