Author: Chris Clor

Grand Traverse Co. Rep. Larry Inman Facing Recall Campaign After Being Indicted

Grand Traverse County Rep. Larry Inman is now facing a recall campaign. The recall petition language was submitted to the Michigan Board of State Canvassers Friday. In May Inman was indicted on three felonies. He is accused of trying to get money from certain groups to vote a certain way. Inman has resisted calls for his resignation. If the recall…

Girl Rescued By Star Line Ferry in Straits of Mackinac

A little girl was rescued by a passing ferry in the Straits of Mackinac. We spoke with the owner of Star Line Ferry, Jerry Fetty. He says crew members heard about a little girl who floated about a quarter mile from shore on an inner tube. They found her and took her aboard. The crew said she was shaken-up, but…

Man Found Dead in Fire Pit in Ogemaw County

The Ogemaw County sheriff says someone found a man dead in a fire pit. Details are limited. The sheriff’s office got a call Saturday afternoon from a home near Elbow Lake. They say Johnny Hensley was found in the fire pit. An autopsy is being performed to find an exact cause of death.

Cadillac Police Need Help Finding Man Stealing Rims and Tires From Local Auto Shop

In Wexford County, deputies need your help finding whoever stole rims and tires from a Cadillac area auto shop. The sheriff’s office says footage shows the person who stole the auto parts. It happened at Galvaneks Auto in Henderson Township, just West of Cadillac. They also believe this suspect is connected to at least two other theft investigations which happened…

Man Arrested for Home Invasion, Attempted Arson in Osceola Co. Identified

In this update, we can show you the man police say attacked a woman in her driveway in Osceola County. They say it ended with attempted arson and a car crash. Juan Aguilar of Evart is charged with home invasion, arson, resisting police and being a repeat offender. State police say Aguilar was beating his chest and grunting when he…

Grand Traverse Woman Arrested After Police Say They Found Dead Cats in Her Freezer

Deputies arrested a Grand Traverse County woman after they say they found dead cats in her freezer. Debra Sampson of Mayfield Township, just outside of Kingsley, was arrested and charged with animal abandonment and cruelty. Officers removed eight cats, four dogs, multiple birds, a tortoise, a python and a raccoon from her home. Police also found three dead cats in…

Traverse City Man Facing Charges After Police Found Stolen Guns and Cocaine

A 21 year old is facing charges in Grand Traverse County. Police say he had two stolen handguns, cocaine and materials to possibly sell it. The sheriff’s office says it started with a tip claiming a handgun stolen from an apartment complex in Garfield Township had been traded to the man for drugs. After a search of his home, the…

Report Shows Michigan Prison Workers More Likely to Experience Suicidal Thoughts

There is a mental health crisis among Michigan prison workers, according to a new study. It found a higher likelihood of symptoms related to post-traumatic stress disorder, suicidal thoughts and depression. The State Department of Corrections released the report Monday. They’re trying to reduce employee suicides and to improve staff wellness. Nearly one in four of all workers are estimated…

Coast Guard Establishes Temporary Safety Zone for Large Vessels in the Straits

The U.S. Coast Guard is setting some new rules for vessels passing through the Straits of Mackinac, west of the Mackinac Bridge. The coast guard established two so-called safety zones around vessels conducting geo-technical investigations, and they want other vessels to steer clear for safety reasons. A 500 yard temporary safety zone is established around the jack-up barge and the…