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Northeast Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness Forms in Otsego County

The United Way is leading the new coalition of nonprofit groups. They’re working together in 11 counties to help the homeless find shelter. Through funding and awareness they are hoping to make emergency and permanent housing available. “We became an eleven county coalition against homelessness,” says Keith Moore, Executive Director of United Way. It’s the Northeast Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness….

Mobile Secretary of State Stops at Ferris State University

A mobile Secretary of State is making it more convenient to get students to register to vote. Thursday they made a stop at Ferris State University. A 3,000 mile drive with this mobile van is making it to 18 universities in Michigan. They are making it easier for students to register to vote by bringing it right to them. A…

International Save a Life Tour Spreads Awareness on Dangers of Distracted Driving

Students at Mount Pleasant High School took turns in the driver’s seat. Each one was in a simulated driver’s seat of a distracted driver. The presentation went over how dangerous not being focused at the wheel truly is. When each student drove they were simulated as a drunk driver or someone texting and driving. The motivational speakers want these students…

Central Michigan University Preparing For Homecoming Weekend

Mount Pleasant is getting ready for one of their biggest weekends of the year, Central Michigan University Homecoming. Since 1924, thousands of alumni have made their way back to campus for a weekend full of celebration. From the big football game, to visiting old classmates, this is a tradition like none other. Staff and students have been working hard all…

Caregiver Charged, Accused of Leaving Quadriplegic Man Alone for 10 Hours

The caregiver who left a quadriplegic man alone for 10 hours has now been charged. Police say Joshua Palmateer from Shepherd had been caring for Todd Alwood for about a month. After a disagreement that cropped up innocently enough, Alwood asked Palmateer to turn up the thermostat for him. “He just looked at me and stood in the doorway and…

4 Fires Lead Crews to Arson Investigation in Mecosta, Montcalm Counties

Mecosta County Central Dispatch started getting calls about the fires at 4 Monday morning. The first two were on Washington Road between 137th and 150th avenues. The third was on 160th Avenue, which is just north of Eisenhower Road and the fourth is right across the county line into Montcalm County, on Green Road. After investigating these four structure fires,…

Doug Murdick’s Fudge in Acme Township Closed for Season after Fire

A popular fudge shop is now forced to close for the rest of the season. Around 3 Friday afternoon, fire crews were called to a fire at Doug Murdick’s Fudge in Acme Township near Traverse City. Grand Traverse Metro Fire says the fire was under the floor and in the walls. They say it started in the basement. The shop…

Hook & Hunting: Hunter Safety Classes

Before hunting season begins, many Department of Natural Resources offices are offering required safety classes. There are two more safety classes available at the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center in Cadillac. If you were born on or after January 1 of 1960, you are required to complete this safety course before you get your license. This course covers…