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Evart Pair Arrested After Leading Police on 40-Mile Chase

Two people from Evart now face charges after leading police on a 40-mile chase through three counties. Police arrested Jordan DeWitt and Christina Taylor in Kent County Monday following a chase that began in Mecosta County. Police say they arrested the pair shortly after they abandoned their car near the Sand Lake area. DeWitt and Taylor are part of five…

Health Officials Report 4,867 New Coronavirus Cases, 108 Deaths

Michigan health officials are reporting 4,867 new coronavirus cases and 108 additional deaths. The state has now had 809,591 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 17,139 total deaths related to COVID-19. The deaths announced Thursday includes 75 deaths identified during a vital records review. See cumulative data page for more information. As of April 16, the cumulative total of recovered…

Traverse City Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Children Over 30 Years

A 54-year-old Garfield Township man was arrested for criminal sexual conduct with six under-aged victims. Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Mark Anthony Jakee, a barber at Bulldog’s Barbershop in Traverse City, on April 9. They started investigating Jakee in March of this year after a victim came forward. Police say there were six victims between 1986 and 2018. Jakee…

Investigation Opened Into Police Shooting of Teen Girl With Knife

An investigation is underway in Ohio after a deadly police-involved shooting of a 16-year-old girl. Police say they were responding to a 911 caller who said someone was trying to stab them. When officers arrived, body cam footage shows Ma’khia Bryant holding a knife as she chases someone. Another girl falls to the ground right before an officer fires four…

U.S. Attorney General Announces Investigation of Minneapolis Police Dept.

The federal government plans to do a major review of the Minneapolis police department in the wake of former officer Derek Chauvin’s conviction for George Floyd’s death. The investigation will examine the police department’s policies, training, command structure and use of force. The Minneapolis police chief said in a statement he welcomes the investigation and said he and the department…

Countries Around the World Celebrate Earth Day

Thursday is Earth Day, and people around the world are finding ways to go green and celebrate the earth. Nearly 200 countries celebrate Earth Day, which started back in 1970. At that time air pollution from leaded gas was a major concern. Now the focus of Earth Day has expanded from just air pollution. We use more plastic now than…

U.S. Reaches 200 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

The U.S. has passed another major vaccination milestone. President Biden says more than 200 million vaccine doses have been administered a week before his 100th day in office. He says this is an American achievement and a powerful demonstration of unity and resolve. On Wednesday, President Biden called on employers to allow workers to get paid time off to get…

MPSC Permits Arguments on Possible Impacts of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The state of Michigan can now include climate change impact as a factor when it decides whether to allow the construction of Enbridge’s oil tunnel. The project would put an oil pipeline into a tunnel running along the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac. On Wednesday, the Michigan Public Service Commission denied a bid to revisit public need for some…

Secretary of State Benson Files Lawsuit with Michigan Supreme Court

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has filed a lawsuit with the Michigan Supreme Court to make sure Michiganders can give feedback on redistricting. The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission will draw the new voting district maps. The group is also behind the lawsuit which requests a new deadline to finalize the maps. The cites a delay in census date from…