Author: Alice Shea

Boy Scouts of America Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy protection. It comes at a time when the organization faces hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits. Boy Scouts submitted the filing early Tuesday morning in Wilmington, Delaware. It lists liabilities of $100-$500 million As a result of the filing, all civil litigation against the organization is suspended. Hundreds of lawyers were seeking settlements…

Coronavirus Crisis: 14 Evacuees Test Positive for Coronavirus

Cases of the coronavirus are growing in the U.S. Fourteen of the 300 people evacuated from a cruise ship off the coast of Japan tested positive for the virus. After about two weeks of being stuck on the Diamond Princess cruise ship—the U.S. government sent two chartered planes to evacuate the American passengers. State department officials say the infected passengers…

Adopt A Pet Tuesday: Alfie, Honey & Dallas

ADOPT-ALFIE Show Caption Hide Caption ADOPT-HONEY Show Caption Hide Caption ADOPT-DALLAS Show Caption Hide Caption It’s Adopt A Pet Tuesday on Michigan This Morning! This week we have Alfie, Honey and Dallas–just three of Northern Michigan’s many great, adoptable animals waiting for a loving family to take them home. First up, meet Alfie! He’s a 2-year-old Schnauzer, standard poodle mix….

Big Rapids Police Arrest Man Accused of Stealing Trailer

Police in Big Rapids say they arrested a man accused of stealing a trailer late last year. We first told you about the theft back in October. The city’s department of public safety says the trailer’s owner left it behind the Little Caesars restaurant. When they returned to get it later, it was gone. Police say security footage from the…

More than 1,100 Former DOJ Officials Ask Barr to Resign              

More than 1,100 former Department of Justice Officials, who served in Republican and Democratic administrations, are calling on Attorney General William Barr to step down. It comes after Barr overruled federal prosecutors’ sentencing recommendation in the Roger Stone case. Stone is one of President Trump’s long-time friends. He’s set to be sentenced this week for charges ranging from lying to…

Coronavirus Crisis: 300 Americans Return to U.S. From Quarantined Cruise Ship

Hundreds of Americans are back in the U.S. after spending nearly two weeks quarantined on a cruise ship in Japan. It comes as confirmed cases of the coronavirus continue to grow worldwide. The 300 Americans boarded two charter planes Sunday night. They’ll spend the next two weeks in quarantine at air force bases in California and Texas. During that time,…

Iowa Democratic Party’s Partial Recanvass Underway

The Iowa Democratic Party says a partial recanvass of caucus voting results is now underway. It’s recanvassing 25 precincts and three satellite caucuses at the request of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign. The campaign believes Sanders could pick up an extra delegate if the votes are re-assessed. And Pete Buttigieg’s campaign is asking for a recanvass of 66 precincts and…

FDA Pulls Weight Loss Drug Off Market for Links to Cancer

A certain prescription weight loss drug is being taken off the market because of a possible link to cancer. The Food and Drug Administration started looking into Belviq last month. Clinical trials showed people who take it could end up getting cancer. Now the agency is asking the company that makes it to stop selling the drug. But what should…

Senate Approves War Powers Resolution

The U.S. Senate has voted to limit President Trump’s ability to use military action against Iran. The War Powers Resolution was approved Thursday with bi-partisan support. It’s meant to rein in the president’s ability to use military action against Iran without congressional approval. The measure was sponsored by Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, from Virginia. “We have a special obligation to…

Spread The Love on National Organ Donor Day!

Feb. 14 is all about spreading the love, and not just because it’s Valentine’s Day! Today is also National Organ Donor Day! According to U.S. health officials, more than 113,000 Americans were waiting for transplants last year, and each day 20 people die without getting treatment. While about 95% of adults support organ donation, less than 60% are signed up…