Author: Alice Shea

Actress Shelley Morrison Dies at Age 83

Hollywood is mourning the death of sitcom actress Shelley Morrison. Morrison died Sunday from heart failure at a Los Angeles hospital. She was 83 years old. Morrison was best known for playing feisty maid Rosario Salazar on the hit sitcom “Will & Grace.” But she also appeared in more than 150 T.V. programs, including the 1960s show “The Flying Nun.”

Beaver Island Takes Thanksgiving Plunge

11-29-19-2BEAVER-ISLAND-PLUNGE-VO-11 Show Caption Hide Caption 11-29-19-BEAVER-ISLAND-PLUNGE-VO-11 Show Caption Hide Caption 11-29-19-BEAVER-ISLAND-PLUNGE-VO-113 Show Caption Hide Caption 11-29-19-4BEAVER-ISLAND-PLUNGE-VO-11 Show Caption Hide Caption Jumping into freezing water on Thanksgiving Day might not sound like the best way to enjoy the holiday, but that’s just what people on Beaver Island did. Nineteen people took a dip in Lake Michigan to raise money for charity…

Michigan Farmers: Drop In Corn, Soybean Harvest is the Lowest in a Decade

Farmers say this year’s corn and soybean harvests in Michigan are expected to be the lowest in more than a decade. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service Michigan’s corn production is expected to drop to just over 260 million bushels. That’s the lowest in 15 years. The agency also predicts soybeans will hit their lowest numbers in 11 years…

Legal Recreational Weed Sales Begin Sunday

Legal recreational marijuana sales are set to begin this weekend in Michigan. But the state is warning customers it could come with some headaches. As of now, it’s legal to use recreational marijuana in Michigan, but it’s not legal to sell it. That will change this Sunday. Industry leaders say you’ll likely see long lines, high prices and product shortages…

Wind Causes Hundreds to Lose Power in 3 Northern Michigan Counties

11-28-19-Cloverland-Electric-broken-pole Show Caption Hide Caption 11-28-19-CEC-crew-prep-2 Show Caption Hide Caption 11-28-19-CEC-poles Show Caption Hide Caption 11-28-19-cloverland-electric-storm-damage Show Caption Hide Caption 11-28-19-Cloverland-Electric-crew Show Caption Hide Caption 11-29-19-BEAVER-ISLAND-PLUNGE-VO-11 Show Caption Hide Caption 11-29-19-2BEAVER-ISLAND-PLUNGE-VO-11 Show Caption Hide Caption 11-29-19-BEAVER-ISLAND-PLUNGE-VO-113 Show Caption Hide Caption 11-29-19-4BEAVER-ISLAND-PLUNGE-VO-11 Show Caption Hide Caption Hundreds of people across Chippewa, Luce and Mackinac counties are still in the dark this…

Michigan Secretary of State Offices to Replace Self-Serve Kiosks

Michigan’s Secretary of State says her office is replacing its self-service kiosks, with more user-friendly stations. Jocelyn Benson announced Wednesday that she plans to replace all 93 kiosks by the end of January, calling them unreliable and hard to use. She also says the state will add 57 machines at branches and grocery stores. The stations allow people to renew…

Strong Winds Affect Mackinac Bridge, Star Line Ferry Breaks Loose From Dock

The Mackinac Bridge is under a wind escort. Wednesday morning it was at a partial closure, but that has been lifted. Anyone hauling a camper or semis must be escorted across the bridge by Bridge Authority workers And Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry says they’ve delayed their first trip to the island because of the wind. The ferry was supposed…

Big Rapids Police: Rumors of Threats to Middle School ‘Not Based on Facts’

Police in Big Rapids are investigating a complaint about a threat aimed at Big Rapids Middle School. A letter was sent out to students’ parents Tuesday. The school says the threat was reported by students who ride the Big Rapids School Bus System. After looking into the complaint, the school says it found no evidence to suggest the threat was…

Road Work on Old US-31 in Oceana County Starts at 8 a.m. Monday

Starting Monday, part of Old US-31 in Oceana County will be closed for bridge work. The Michigan Department of Transportation is blocking off lanes over the Pentwater River between Main Street and Lake Road. The work is scheduled to take place between 8 a.m. and 4 .m. But MDOT says it will depend on the weather.

Schwander Murder Case: Re-Sentencing Date Scheduled

The re-sentencing for a young man convicted of murder in Grand Traverse County has officially been scheduled. This is an update to a story we’ve been following for years. Robert Schwander was originally sentenced to 40 to 70 years in prison for stabbing and killing 16 year old Carley Lewis in 2011, back when he was just a teenager. Last…