Karie Herringa

MedWatch: Charlevoix Volunteers

This week is volunteer week, a time when charities, hospitals and communities recognize the people who give their time and talents selflessly. Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital has many, but one woman has worked her way into so many hearts by filling their stomachs every week. Michelle Dunaway and chief photojournalist Corey Adkins introduce us to her in this month’s MedWatch….

Hook & Hunting: Fishing Net Size Restrictions

Legislation passed in Lansing simplifies fishing regulations for anglers this spring, especially those looking to catch steelhead. It removes a net size restriction. Before, handles longer than 14 inches couldn’t be used April-June on certain trout streams.  Now they can. The regulation created a safety issue with fisherman heaving to lean so far over the side of their boat. “Probably…

Cherry Capital Airport K-9 Piper Honored By FAA

Just three months after the passing of Piper, the Cherry Capital Airport K-9, the FAA is honoring his work. Piper was Cherry Capital Airport’s beloved wildlife control K-9, known throughout the state and country for his work. Thursday he was honored by the FAA at TVC with a plaque.  Piper and his handler Brian Edwards kept flights safe from birds…

Developing: Serious Crash Prompts Partial Road Closure in Missaukee County

First responders have part of a Missaukee County road blocked off after a serious car crash. The crash happened at M-66 and West Falmouth Road. Right now the westbound lane of West Falmouth is closed. Details are limited right now, including how many people were hurt or if anyone was killed, but we do know that a helicopter had to…

Chippewa County Radio Broadcast Tower Snaps in Half

A radio broadcast tower snapped in half in Chippewa County. The tower is owned by Sovereign Communications in Sault Ste. Marie and broadcasts two radio stations. Broadcast tower snapped in half The 300 foot tower is less than a decade old and has no guyed wires. It sits off Mackinaw Trail, between 7 and 8 Mile roads. People who live…

Two People Arrested on Mackinac Bridge for Having Drugs

Officers in Mackinac County say they arrested the two people on the Mackinac Bridge with drugs in the vehicle. Christopher Dietrich and Kris Tamlyn Christopher Dietrich and Kris Tamlyn, both from Moran, were stopped as part of an ongoing drug investigation. They’re now charged with delivery of narcotics, as well as having meth and marijuana. Dietrich faces an additional charge…

Grand Traverse County Reaches Settlement in FOIA Lawsuit

Grand Traverse County has reached a settlement with attorney Jesse Williams, who had accused the sheriff’s office of illegally hiding details about his client’s death inside the county jail. Williams was Alan Halloway’s defense attorney while Halloway was being held on charges of attempted murder, carrying a concealed weapon and felony firearms.  Halloway was found dead in the Grand Traverse…

Big Rapids Police Still Looking for Missing Woman

Police in Big Rapids are still on the lookout for a woman who went missing more than a week ago. Police say Crystal Hawn was reported missing by her mother last Tuesday after Hawn’s boyfriend said he returned home from work to find that all of her belongings were gone. Crystal Hawn One of her roommates also reported seeing her…