Samantha Ruff

Man Hit, Killed While Snowblowing Driveway in Kingsley Identified

We’re learning new details about a deadly crash in Grand Traverse County. The sheriff’s office tells us a man was snowblowing his driveway on Voice Road in Kingsley Wednesday night when a car lost control, hitting and killing him. The driver of the car was a young woman from Leelanau County. The victim was 25-year-old Tyler Troyer. Police are still…

Michigan Senate Approves Bill to Increase 911 Fees

Michigan senators have approved a bill that would increase 911 fees on phone bills. The vote will now move onto the House for consideration. If passed, it would increase a 19 cent monthly state surcharge to 25 cents. It would also allow counties to raise surcharges to 48 cents, a six cent difference from current charges. The bill would boost…

Passenger Airplane Makes Emergency Landing in Upper Peninsula

A passenger airplane made an emergency landing in the Upper Peninsula this morning. The plane was coming back from Chicago when an alarm went off indicating possible smoke in the cargo area. It made its emergency landing at the Houghton County Memorial Airport, near the cities of Houghton and Hancock. No one was injured and officials are investigating what may…

Newaygo County Armed Robbery Suspect Now in Custody

A man wanted for an armed robbery in Newaygo County has been taken into custody. The sheriff’s department says the armed robbery happened at a home near Maple Island and 8th Street, northwest of Fremont. A second suspect has also been taken into custody.  

Prosecutors Seek 60-Year Prison Sentence for Gymnastics Doctor Accused of Sex Crimes

Federal prosecutors are seeking a 60-year prison sentence for the former Olympic and Michigan State University gymnastics doctor accused of sexual assault. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Larry Nassar poses a risk to the community after being caught with child pornography during the sexual assault investigation. Last week Nassar pleaded guilty to molesting teens and younger girls in two Michigan…

Rep. John Conyers Hospitalized Due to Stress

Michigan U.S. Representative John Conyers has been hospitalized due to stress. Conyers has recently been under fire for accusations of sexual harassment. The House Ethics Committee has opened an investigation into the allegations against Conyers after he was accused of reaching a settlement with a woman who says she was fired after refusing sexual advances. Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi…

Clare County Deputy Clerk Arrested

A deputy clerk in Clare County was arrested for an outstanding Gladwin County warrant. Pollyanna Zombeck was arrested for a warrant that was issued back in August. She was arrested for one count of assault with a dangerous weapon – motor vehicle. Zombeck is still currently employed, but on administrative leave.

White House Officials Consider Replacing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

White House officials are now discussing plans to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. According to the plan, CIA director Mike Pompeo would take his place. It’s been reported that the switch could happen within the next several weeks. Senator Tom Cotton would lead the CIA. It’s still unclear if the president has signed off on the move.

Hundreds Dead After Attack on Egyptian Mosque

Hundreds of people are dead after an attack on a mosque in Egypt Friday. The attack is being called the deadliest terror attack ever at an Egyptian mosque. The attack happened near the north Sinai region where the government has been fighting Islamic insurgents. So far no group has claimed responsibility on the attack, but authorities believe an Islamic State…

Leelanau County Deputies Investigating Rollover Crash

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a single vehicle rollover accident. Police found the vehicle on its side, blocking northbound traffic near East Eckerle Road in Suttons Bay. Investigators say a 16-year-old girl swerved to miss a deer and went slightly over an embankment. She was not injured in the crash.