Bret Greenacre

Outdoor Enthusiasts Crowd Cadillac for Wilderness Journal Outdoor Expo

Thousands of outdoor enthusiasts were at the Wexford County Civic Center in Cadillac for the last day of the Wilderness Journal Outdoor Expo. Vendors and businesses from our area and across the United States were at the expo. They were selling everything from boats to blinds and more. The expo also had outdoor guides and the Department of Natural Resources…

Michigan State University Receives $2.5 Million Grant for Sustainable Agriculture

Michigan State University scientists are using a $2.5 million grant to help make agricultural use of water and energy more sustainable. The scientists received the grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. It’s meant to find ways those resources can be better managed, so irrigated farming can continue to meet demand for food worldwide. The project team…

Pellston Man in Jail for Driving Drunk After Stopping to Help Police

A Pellston man is now in the Emmet County Jail following a conversation with police. Troopers were called to a rollover accident at Larks Lake Road and West Robinson Road in Center Township at around 8:30 Sunday Night when a driver pulled up and told them where the woman involved in the accident had gone. Troopers then noticed the man…

Harrison Man Sentenced to Prison for Sexually Exploiting 14-year-old Girl

A Clare County man will spend more than 15 years in federal prison for coercing young girls into sending him nude photos of themselves. Derek Chapman of Harrison convinced a 14-year-old girl he met on the messaging app Kik to send him nude pictures of herself. He also threatened to report her to Child Protective Services if she didn’t send…

DNR: 17 Montcalm Co. Deer Suspected or Confirmed to Have CWD

The DNR says 17 deer from Montcalm County are suspected or confirmed to be positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. This is the first year any free-ranging deer in Montcalm County have been found to have the disease. CWD is deadly in deer, and can significantly hurt deer populations. The DNR says anyone who harvests deer in Montcalm County should have…

State Police Warn Public About Scam Targeting Grandparents

State police in Alpena are warning people about a phone scam targeting grandparents. Troopers say a number of people have been called by someone claiming to be their grandchild, who says they’re in trouble and need money due to an injury or being in jail. The caller will beg the grandparent to not call the child’s parents and to send…

DNR Finds West Nile Virus in Ruffed Grouse

The DNR says that for the first time they have found West Nile Virus in the state’s ruffed grouse population. They say five birds collected between August and October, including one in Missaukee County and another in Roscommon County, were found to have the virus. West Nile Virus is primarily transmitted to humans through mosquito bites, and while most people…

Suttons Bay Man Arrested for Driving Under the Influence

A man has been arrested following a car crash in Leelanau County. Deputies were called just after 4 p.m. Thursday about an SUV weaving all over the road while driving north on South Lake Leelanau Drive. They later found the car had slammed into the trees near Stanley Street. Following an investigation, deputies found the driver, a 35-year-old man from…

Ludington Police Warn Public About Phone Scam

The Ludington Police Department is warning people about a phone scam. Police say a person was called by someone claiming to be a representative from radio station, WMOM in Ludington and telling them they had won a free cruise. The person was then given a link to a website where they had to submit their credit card number to pay…

David Cassidy Dies At 67 After Organ Failure

David Cassidy who rose to fame as the lead singer of the Partridge Family has died. Cassidy’s publicist said the former teen star was “surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long.” Cassidy’s publicist said he had been suffering from organ failure before his death earlier…