Author: Andrea Ludema

Wisconsin Man Charged for Ramming into MSP Patrol Vehicle in Missaukee County

Michigan State Police says Jonah Vaughn of Wisconsin was formally charged on Thursday with assaulting and resisting an officer, fleeing and eluding and unlawful driving away of a vehicle. It started last Wednesday when a trooper and a fugitive team stopped an older pickup truck in McBain. The driver was asked to exit the truck and talk to the fugitive…

Michiganders to See 15% Increase in Food Assistance Benefits

Michiganders who use food assistance will see a 15% increase in benefits by the end of the month. The 15% increase will be automatically added to Bridge Cards and is in addition to benefits received earlier this month. Governor Gretchen Whitmer says no Michigander should worry about how they will put food on the table, especially during a pandemic. The…

Michigan Man Charged with Assaulting U.S. Capitol Police with Hockey Stick

A second Michigan man has been charged with taking part in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Michael Foy of Wixom is charged with five crimes, including assault and obstruction of law enforcement. Foy was seen in a video on YouTube hitting police officers with a hockey stick and then investigators say he crawled through a broken…

Two Teens Confess to Damages at Stanwood Elementary School

The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office says two teenage boys were responsible for the break-ins at Stanwood Elementary School on Halloween night. After they collected evidence and conducted interviews, detectives say they have confessions from a 14-year-old Stanwood boys and a 15-year-old Morley boy. Investigators say the two caused $57,000 worth of repairs and clean-up costs. The investigation was turned over…

Ludington Man Arrested After Making Threatening Calls to 911

A Ludington man is in the Mason County Jail after making threatening comments in more than a dozen 911 calls. The Mason County sheriff says on Tuesday deputies responded to several threatening calls being made to officials at the Mason County Courthouse. At the same time, the Mason-Oceana 911 center received 26 calls from a man making vulgar and threatening…

Upper Peninsula Man Arrested in U.S. Capitol Riot Investigation

The FBI has arrested an Upper Peninsula man accused of joining in on the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Agents had a warrant to search Karl Dresch’s car after he made social media posts releated to the assault on the Capitol, including selfies and a post that said, “I love masks now,” in reference to tear gas. Dresch’s…

Cadillac Man Faces Drug Charges

A Cadillac man is facing drug charges after a traffic stop in Wexford County. Michigan State Police say Druce Hill was stopped in Cadillac on Thursday, Jan. 14 for an improper license plate. The trooper found that Hill did not have a valid driver’s license and found a scale and multiple baggies inside his vehicle. The trooper also saw Hill…

Grants Available for Michigan Small Businesses Impact by COVID-19

Beginning Tuesday, Michigan small businesses impacted by coronavirus restrictions can apply for survival grants. The application opens at 9 a.m. Tuesday and closes at noon on Friday, Jan. 22. Grants up to $20,000 will be awarded to businesses that have been partially closed. The Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program is $55 million in funding provided through the Michigan Economic…

Two Men Arrested for Breaking into Vehicles in Big Rapids

Two men are in police custody after breaking into several vehicles in Big Rapids. Police were called to the 600 block of Bjornson Avenue Saturday morning after a called said his surveillance cameras caught two men trying to get into his locked pickup truck earlier in the morning. Police took a description of the suspects and noticed fresh footprints around…

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Resigns Two Weeks After Taking Office

The acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement is resigning. Jonathan Fahey’s resignation comes only weeks after he assumed the post and it’s not clear what prompted his departure. Deputy Director Tae Johnson will fill the role as acting director for now. Fahey’s exit is the latest in a string of leadership changes at the Department of Homeland Security. Last…