Author: Andrea Ludema

Michigan Supreme Court Rejects Election Lawsuit

The Michigan Supreme Court is rejecting a request to take control of ballots and ballot boxes from the November election and appoint someone to investigate claims of vote-counting fraud in Detroit. The court says it was not persuaded by the plaintiff’s argument that the state’s high court can or should help overturn the election results. The order was 4-3 with…

Boyne City 18-Year-Old Killed in Crash

Charlevoix County deputies are investigating a deadly one-vehicle rollover crash. The sheriff’s office says they were called to Camp Dagget Road near Reycraft Road in Bay Township around 9:30 Sunday night. Deputies say an 18-year-old driver lost control and rolled the vehicle several times. His passenger, 18-year-old Olivia Toorman from Boyne City, died at the scene. The driver was taken…

Sheriff’s Office: 5 People Now Tied to Newaygo County Thefts

Five people are now tied to multiple thefts in Newaygo County. The sheriff’s office did a search in Grant Township on Friday as part of the investigation. That’s when they found two trailers, along with stolen items from Harvest Church, meth and other stolen items. Three men and two women are expected in court later this week. The incident is…

Michigan Unemployment Rates Decline in October

Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates fell in all 17 of Michigan’s major labor market areas during October. That’s according to a reported released Tuesday from the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. Jobless rates rose in all 17 Michigan labor market areas over the year. The most notable over-the-year unemployment rate advance occurred in the Muskegon metro area with a…

AG Barr: No Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud

Attorney General William Barr says the Justice Department has not uncovered any evidence of widespread voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election. In an interview with the Associated Press, Barr said U.S. attorneys and FBI agents have been working diligently to follow up on specific complaints and information they’ve received, but they’ve uncovered no evidence that would change the outcome…

Kalkaska Police Investigating Fraud, Squatting Case

The Kalkaska Police Department is investigating a fraud and squatting case. Police say a homeowner was driving by a home that she had listed for sale. She noticed a light was on and found a man inside. He identified himself as Dr. Timothy Olges. The woman called police, who say the man is homeless and had been living there for…

Two Downstate Families Ask For Help Finding Missing Teen Daughters

Two downstate families are asking for your help to find their missing teenage daughters. Fourteen-year-old Marissa Peters has been missing since May. She was last seen in Huron Township. A reward is being offered for any tips leading to a safe return. Gloria Alvarado has been missing for 24 days. The 15-year-old, straight-A student rarely left her home. Gloria went…

Gov. Whitmer Lowers Flags in Honor of Firefighter Michael Buitendorp

buitendorf Show Caption Hide Caption michael buitendorp Show Caption Hide Caption   Governor Whitmer ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to fly at half-staff on Monday in honor of firefighter Michael Buitendorp. Buitendorp died in the line of duty while responding to a fire last week. He was at a camper fire in Otto Township when he lost consciousness while driving…

Cheboygan Co. Sheriff’s Office Seeks Help to Find Person Responsible for Vandalism

Cheboygan Vandalism 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Cheboygan Vandalism 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Cheboygan Vandalism 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Cheboygan Vandalism 4 Show Caption Hide Caption   The Cheboygan County Sheriff’s Office needs your help finding the person responsible for vandalism. The Department of Public Safety says several windows were smashed on the east and west elevator towers….

Cadillac Man Charged With Having Meth

A Cadillac man has been charged with possession of meth. State police say David Johnson was arrested in October. They say they were looking for Johnson at a home on Cadillac Shores Drive regarding a larceny investigation. Troopers say they were told Johnson was not there, and were allowed to check the home. They found Johnson hiding behind a bedroom…