Author: Chris Clor

Kalkaska Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Woman in Bathroom

Police arrested a man for sexual assault in Grand Traverse County. It’s an investigation that actually started back in August. Now Mark Sanchez of Kalkaska is charged with third degree sex crimes. State police say the victim claimed that Sanchez sexually assaulted her in a bathroom. After collecting evidence and interviewing people, an arrest warrant was issued for Sanchez. He…

Enbridge Gets Closer to Building Pipeline Tunnel in Straits of Mackinac

Enbridge says it is one step closer to building its pipeline tunnel in the Straits of Mackinac. The company says it finished collecting rock and soil samples in the water Thursday. They will use those samples to guide the design of the tunnel. In 2018, the state and Enbridge agreed to replace the 66-year-old Line 5 pipeline with the tunnel….

Kingsley Woman Gets Probation After Pleading Guilty to Animal Cruelty

A Kingsley woman will serve probation after pleading guilty to animal cruelty. This is after animal control removed more than a dozen animals from her home. Police were called to Debra Sampson’s house in Mayfield Township back in July. They removed eight cats, four dogs, birds, a tortoise, a python and a raccoon. Officers also found three dead cats. Additional…

Campaign to Recall State Rep. Inman Has Enough Signatures for Petition

The campaign to recall State Representative Larry Inman says they have enough signatures for their petition. The Inman Recall Committee says they have more than the required 12,200 signatures. The group says they will turn in the petition to the Board of State Canvassers tomorrow. Inman is charged with attempted bribery and extortion as well as lying to the FBI….

Coast Guard Seaman From Ludington Charged With Murder Freed From Brig

The U.S. Coast Guard seaman from Michigan accused of killing his friend has been released from the brig in San Diego. Ethan Tucker was released Monday. He’s from Ludington. The admiral overseeing his prosecution ordered a new hearing in the case. Tucker is charged with murder and involuntary manslaughter. In January, he is accused of beating Ethan Kelch and leaving…

Oceana County’s Longbridge Road Reopens

A huge headache for drivers in Oceana County has come to an end. For seven months Longbridge Road has been closed over Pentwater Lake because high water flooded the roadway. The detour was 20 minutes long. The road commission posted pictures of Longbridge Road being paved. It was set to reopen Saturday, but the Oceana Road Commission says it is…

Michigan House Bill Aims to Extend Firearm Deer Hunting Season

A bill rifling through Lansing could extend hunting season in Michigan. The bill was introduced in the House last week. In its current form, it would extend firearm deer season by 10 days, meaning it would start November 5. It has still yet to be brought to an official vote in the House.

Luzerne Man Facing Charges for Third DUI

A Luzerne man is facing charges for driving under the influence for the third time. David Lance is charged with operating while intoxicated. On Nov. 1st a state trooper saw a car driving erratically in Crawford County’s Grayling Township. They say Lance was behind the wheel. State police say he failed a sobriety test and was arrested. Lance has a…

Former Detroit Priest Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Assault

A judge handed down the first sentence in the state investigation into clergy abuse. Patrick Casey will spend 45 days in the Wayne County Jail. He will also spend one year of probation and will be required to attend sex offender counseling. Casey was charged with sexual assault from an incident while he was a priest in the Archdiocese of…