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Northern Michigan Educator Named Michigan’s Principal of the Year

A northern Michigan educator was just named the state’s principal of the year. Brian Dotson is the principal at Foster Elementary in the Ludington area school district. The Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association says his actions during the pandemic helped him achieve the honor, including his dedication to sharing “some good news in Ludington” as a way to…

Police Need Help Finding Men Who Stole From West Branch Walmart

Police need your help finding two people accused of stealing expensive items from the Walmart in West Branch. The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office says two men tried to push carts out the emergency fire exits at the back of the building shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday, setting off alarms. Deputies say they quickly left in what appears to be a…

2 People Killed in Antrim County Crash Identified

We now know the names of the two people who died in Wednesday’s four-vehicle crash along U.S. 31. Deputies say just after 1:30, a woman driving southbound tried to pass a pickup truck near Erickson Road in Milton Township but she couldn’t return to her lane and hit a northbound car head-on. Two other vehicles were involved. The crash left…

Brothers Charged in Plot to Kidnap Gov. Whitmer Bond Out of Jail

Two Northern Michigan men accused in the plot to kidnap and potentially kill Gov. Whitmer have been bonded out of jail. They had new bond conditions set on Wednesday. A judge denied a request to lower the bond for Michael and William Null, but instead changed it to make posting bail easier. The Nulls are charged by the state with…

Wisconsin Supreme Court Refused Trump Legal Team’s Petition to Overturn Results

Georgia completed its second recount.

President Trump suffered another legal defeat in his fight to stay in office. The Wisconsin Supreme Court refused to hear a petition Thursday from his legal team to overturn the results of the election from the state. This comes after Georgia completed its second recount, confirming again President-elect Joe Biden won the state. Biden met virtually with the nation’s top…

Congress Under Pressure to Pass 2nd COVID-19 Relief Package

President Trump and President-elect Biden are both calling on Congress to pass another COVID-19 relief package. However, neither can agree on how big the package should be. President Trump believes Congress can pass the $500 billion proposal put forward by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell says the reason they kept the bill small was to make sure the president…

Post-Thanksgiving COVID-19 Surge Has Arrived

There have now been more than 14 million confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. and more than 267,000 COVID-19 deaths. Health experts say the post-Thanksgiving case surge has arrived. Thursday 217,000 positive cases were reported, breaking the single day record just set on Wednesday. Hospitals across the country are starting to run out of beds. Prompting some governors to begin…

Healthy Living: ADHD Students Get Help From Home

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted nearly every child’s life in some way. But for kids with ADHD, the virus poses extra challenges. Today’s Healthy Living has some ways to help kids and teens with ADHD manage their symptoms during an uncertain time. Categories: Healthy Living

COVID-19 Funding for Michigan National Guard Extended Until March

Governor Whitmer’s office says it secured an extension for Michigan’s National Guard to help in the state’s response to the pandemic. Title 32 authority allows guard members to receive federal pay and benefits. It was going to expire at the end of this month due to a deadline set by the Trump Administration. However, Governor Whitmer’s office says it’s been…