Author: Alice Shea

U.S. Debates Military Action After Oil Tanker Attack in Gulf of Oman

The Trump administration is considering more U.S. military force in the Middle East after last week’s strike on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The U.S. is blaming Iran for the attacks. The tankers were carrying oil and chemicals when they were attacked near the Strait of Hormuz last week. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says President Trump wants…

Israeli Prime Minister Names Community ‘Trump Heights’

Israel’s prime minister is honoring President Trump by establishing a new community named after him. Benjamin Netanyahu held a ceremony in the Golan Heights region Sunday. That’s where he’s formally establishing the new community to be called Ramat Trump, or “Trump Heights.” The move comes after President Trump formally recognized the contested territory as part of Israel back in March….

Chaos in Hong Kong: Protests Against Extradition Laws Continue

Mass demonstrations continue Monday in Hong Kong as protesters call on the city’s leader to resign and withdraw a plan to overhaul the territory’s extradition laws. Under the plan, people charged with crimes could be sent to mainland China to be tried. Demonstrations began last week and have continued through the weekend and into Monday, despite a police order for…

Weather Delays Start of Stand Up For Great Lakes Crossing Lake Erie

Stand Up for Great Lakes is heading on another journey. This time they will paddle across Lake Erie. We’ll have multiple crews, including our On The Road Crew, following the group’s progress from when they leave Belle Isle, until they finish near Sandusky. The group will embark on this 80-mile, 24-hour-plus journey to raise awareness for environmental issues in the…

Glen Lake Schools Parts Ways with Superintendent

An update out of Leelanau County, where we’ve just learned the Glen Lake Schools Board has accepted a separation agreement with Superintendent Sander Scott. 9&10’s Bill Froehlich was there for the vote Friday morning. We learned yesterday that Scott was planning on stepping down from the role. He started as superintendent in 2016 and still has four years left on…

Glen Lake Schools Superintendent Stepping Down

As the school year comes to a close, one Leelanau County superintendent is stepping down. Glen lake schools Superintendent Sander Scott is leaving the role, according to the district’s athletic director. Scott started as superintendent in 2016 and has lived in Leelanau County his whole life. We reached out Scott’s administrative office, but they said they are not commenting on…

High Water Levels: What to Look Out for on the Water

With the recent wet weather and high lake levels, the state is warning boaters to be vigilant. What to look out for on the water: the DNR says these high water levels can lead to flooding, deep water and strong currents. That can mean more debris floating in the water and under the surface. It creates difficult conditions for steering…

Asparagus Growers: U.S. Trade With China, Peru is Harming Local Industry

Asparagus farmers in Michigan are struggling this year because of recent trade agreement changes. Now they’re looking to federal and state lawmakers for help. As WOOD TV8 in Grand Rapids reports, Michigan ranks second in the nation for asparagus production—producing 20 million pounds of the crop each year. But because asparagus is a specialty crop, it’s not protected by new…

FIXED: Partial 911 Outage for AT&T in Antrim County

Antrim County says a partial 911 outage Thursday morning has been fixed. According to the Antrim County 911 Facebook page, were getting reports that AT&T customers were not able to call the emergency number. As they worked to fix the issue, an alternate emergency number was provided. Antrim 911 says the issue has been fixed.