SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   An Illinois man who went voluntarily missing in the eastern U.P. last week has been found safe and sound.

RUDYARD, MI--   A Rudyard-area man is jailed for possession of child sexually abusive material. 

Michigan State Police from the Sault Ste. Marie Post received a request from the South Dakota Criminal Investigation Division for assistance with an investigation. Troopers contacted Waylon Staricha, 25, who had recently moved to the eastern U.P. from Volga, South Dakota.

Staricha was arrested and lodged in the Chippewa County Jail. He was arraigned Thursday and released with a tether and a personal recognizance bond.

Staricha is due back in court October 1.

RUDYARD, MI--   A Chippewa County man has died, after he was hit by a car in Rudyard last week.

The accident happened Friday around 6 p.m. on Mackinac Trail.  Police say Mildred Forgrave, 88, of Rudyard was southbound when she slowed down for bicycles on either side of the road traveling in the same direction.  As Forgrave moved to the centerline in between the bicycles, Max Mackie, 87, of Rudyard walked into the roadway without looking and was struck by Forgrave’s vehicle.  Mackie was taken to War Memorial Hospital, where he died from multiple injuries.