Author: Chris Clor

GM Pulls Out of Australia, New Zealand, Thailand Markets

General Motors decision to pull of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand is worrying some officials about job losses. It’s part of their strategy to pull out of markets they say are not worth the investment. Australia called the move disappointing saying the company only told them about the decision moments before its announcement Sunday. The CEO says the company wants…

Pier 1 Imports Declares Bankruptcy

Pier 1 Imports declared bankruptcy on Monday. The company says it’s in talks with several potential buyers. About a month ago, Pier 1 said it planned to cut about 40% of headquarters staff and close as many as 450 stores. That’s about half of the chain’s locations. Northern Michigan has locations in Midland, Petoskey and Traverse City. In its heyday…

Man Sentenced to Prison for First Degree Sex Crimes in Emmet Co.

A man accused of sexually assaulting children under the age of 13 will spend decades behind bars. An Emmet County judge sentenced Logan Zeedyk to 25 to 50 years in prison. Zeedyk pleaded no contest to first degree sex crimes. The plea means he accepts the punishment but does not admit guilt.

Cadillac Admiral Sells Winning $500K Scratch Off Ticket

Someone saw their bank account likely grow by several zeros after buying a scratch off at a northern Michigan gas station. A lucky winner won $500,000 playing Lucky Seven’s at the Admiral Gas Station in Cadillac. And this is not the first time the station has sold a winning ticket. In 2016, we told you someone bought a winning $1…

Northern Michigan Astronomy Club Reconciles With Emmet Co.

Emmet County says it’s come up with a plan to keep a group of astronomers invested in their park. Last week, we told you about a disagreement between the Northern Michigan Astronomy Club and Emmet County’s Headlands International Dark Sky Park. Before the club, another nonprofit ran the programming. When they disbanded they left money to the county. The club…

Cadillac 4 Movie Theater Will Not Be Doing Spring Matinees Due to Disney Buyout

Cadillac’s movie theater says it will not be doing spring matinees. The Goodrich Quality Theater, and other theaters who play classic 20th Century Fox films, say Disney’s buyout of Fox has limited the number of releases they are able to play. Disney has a policy of not making older releases available for use at for-profit theaters. The company is now…

White Cloud Police Need Help Finding Man

Police in Newaygo County are on the lookout for a wanted man and they need your help. White Cloud Police said on Friday they are looking for  32-year-old Matthew Bradley. He is described as 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Bradley also has several tattoos that include a bird, anchor, skull on his left forearm…

Fairview Man Dies in Workplace Accident in Oscoda Co.

The Oscoda County Sheriff says a Fairview man died in a workplace accident Thursday. Deputies were called to a business in Comins Township around 9 a.m. to help free a man from a de-barking machine. EMS tried reviving the victim, but say 59-year-old Lyle Troyer died at the scene. The sheriff’s office says it is looking into what exactly happened.

Gov. Whitmer Calls Senate’s 1st Block of Panel Nominee in 10 Years ‘Sexist,’ ‘Partisan’

Michigan Senate Republicans blocked the governor’s appointee to a panel that regulates hunting and fishing. Democrats say it’s payback because state Republicans are upset the governor refused to pull a separate nominee who is opposed by gun-rights groups. It’s the first time in nearly 10 years that a governor’s nominee was rejected by the Senate. The nominees are vying for…

US-Taliban Agreement Could Lead to US Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

An official says the U.S. and Taliban reached a true deal. It could lead to American troop withdrawals from Afghanistan. It comes as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper meet with Afghanistan’s president. President Trump has agreed in principle to the deal. We will have much more on the true agreement for you on 9&10 News …