Author: Alice Shea

UAW Grants Strike Pay Boost

In this update on the ongoing General Motors Auto union workers strike, UAW is boosting strike pay for picketing workers. It comes several weeks after nearly 50,000 GM employees walked off the job. They’re trying to negotiate contract changes, including healthcare costs, profit sharing, and job security. Striking workers are receiving weekly paychecks from UAW. Over the weekend, the union…

Man Arrested in Mecosta Co. After Allegedly Driving Drunk, Assaulting Deputies

The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office says they arrested a man for drunk driving and assaulting deputies after he crashed into another car. It happened around 5:30 p.m. Monday on 105th Avenue north of Buchanan Road in Morton Township. Deputies say the man lost control of his car and hit another car. He took off before deputies got to the scene,…

2 Injured in Wexford Co. Rollover Crash

Two people were hurt in a rollover crash in Wexford County. The sheriff’s office says it happened Monday around 6 p.m. on M-115 in Springville Township. They say a man didn’t notice a stop sign at the north 9 Road intersection and ran off the road while trying to avoid a car in front of them. That caused the car…

Adopt-A-Pet Tuesday: Apollo, Rudy & Zane

MTM-adopt-a-pet-bkg-APOLLO Show Caption Hide Caption MTM-adopt-a-pet-bkg-RUDY Show Caption Hide Caption MTM-adopt-a-pet-bkg-ZANE Show Caption Hide Caption It’s Adopt-A-Pet Tuesday on Michigan This Morning! This week we have Apollo, Rudy and Zane—just three of Northern Michigan’s many great, adoptable animals waiting for a loving family to take them home. First, meet Apollo! He’s a 1-year-old beagle-husky mix. He’s incredibly sweet, but he…

U.S. Troops Leave Syria, Kurdish Allies in Wake of Expected Turkish Assault

U.S. backed forces in Syria say American troops have begun leaving areas along Turkey’s border. It comes just hours after the White House confirmed U.S. forces in north-eastern Syria will clear the way for an expected Turkish assault. The move is a major blow to our Kurdish allies who have fought alongside U.S. forces for years to defeat the Islamic…

2nd Whistleblower Backs Up 1st, Impeachment Inquiry Rolls On

A new whistleblower claims to have firsthand knowledge of key events at the center of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Attorney Mark Zaid, who represents both whistleblowers, tweeted that a second person could verify the original whistleblower’s complaint. President Trump questioned the validity of that complaint because it was largely based on secondhand information. That complaint accuses the president…

4 Killed in Kansas City Shooting, Investigators Search for 2 Suspects

Four people were killed and several more were injured in a shooting at a private Kansas City bar. Now police say they’re looking for two suspects. It happened Saturday night. That’s when nine people were shot at Tequila KC Bar. The bar is a private member’s-only club. Police say all four people who were killed are Hispanic men, but they…

Recall Inman Petition Begins Collecting Signatures

The wheels are officially turning in the effort to kick Rep. Larry Inman out of office. The campaign to recall Inman is now gathering petition signatures. Inman, who represents Grand Traverse County in Lansing, is currently facing federal charges. He’s accused of trying to sell his vote and lying to the FBI. The recall Inman campaign is trying to collect…

Fire at Junkyard in Topinabee, Hundreds of Tires Caught in Blaze

10-06-19-Photo-by-Ewelina-Webster-TOPINABEE-FIRE-1 Show Caption Hide Caption 10-06-19-Photo-by-Ewelina-Webster-TOPINABEE-FIRE-2 Show Caption Hide Caption 10-06-19-Photo-by-Ewelina-Webster-TOPINABEE-FIRE-3 Show Caption Hide Caption 10-06-19-Photo-by-Ewelina-Webster-TOPINABEE-FIRE-4 Show Caption Hide Caption 10-06-19-Photo-by-Ewelina-Webster-TOPINABEE-FIRE-5 Show Caption Hide Caption 10-06-19-Photo-by-Ewelina-Webster-TOPINABEE-FIRE-7 Show Caption Hide Caption 10-06-19-Photo-by-Ewelina-Webster-TOPINABEE-FIRE-6 Show Caption Hide Caption 10-06-19-Photo-by-Ewelina-Webster-TOPINABEE-FIRE-8 Show Caption Hide Caption We’re learning new information this morning about a fire in Cheboygan County. Viewers in Topinabee sent us pictures from the…

Lead-Tainted Water In Clare, Public Hearing Monday

The city of Clare is holding a public hearing Monday night to answer questions about its plans to address lead-tainted water in the city. City health officials say dangerous levels of lead were found in drinking water coming from water lines in downtown Clare. So far the elevated lead levels have only been found at two businesses. The city manager…