Author: Chris Clor

Coronavirus Crisis: Analyzing Northern Michigan’s Numbers

You keep hearing that Michigan cases are soaring, but what does it look like in northern Michigan? We have touchscreen technology to illustrate just that. Right now, Michigan is averaging almost 3,500 new cases per day. It’s the first time Michigan has averaged more than three-thousand cases since mid-January. But northern Michigan’s population is much smaller. You can see Wexford,…

Alpena Man Led Police on a Multi-County Chase Before Arrest

Police arrested an Alpena man who they say led them on a chase through more than one county. State police say Jacob Kuchnicki was wanted for several outstanding felony warrants. A trooper tried to stop Kuchnicki last Friday afternoon on M-32, but he took off. Troopers say the chase went into Presque Isle County before ending in Posen. That’s where…

Dead Body Found in Lake County

Police are awaiting autopsy results after someone found a body outside in Lake County. On Friday, deputies were called to the area of Raymond and 4 1/2 Mile Road in Ellsworth Township. Judging by the decomposition deputies say it appears the body had been there for a long time. An autopsy is being performed to figure out who the person…

U.S. Sheds 140,000 Jobs in December

The U.S. shed 140,000 jobs in December, marking the first time employers have cut jobs since April. It’s more evidence the economy is faltering as the pandemic tightens its grips on businesses. The unemployment rate stayed at 6.7%, marking the first time it hasn’t fallen since April. Friday’s numbers suggest that employers have rehired roughly all the workers they can…

Family Video Announces Closure of All Stores

Family Video announced it will soon close all of its stores. The movie rental chain announced it will be closing more than 250 of their remaining locations starting on Wednesday. It’s one of the last U.S. companies dedicated to movie rentals. Family Video has been around for 42 years, and at one point had up to 800 locations and 10,000…

Lake City Man Arrested for Having Drugs, Carrying Concealed Weapon

Police found a Lake City man crashed into a snowbank, slumped over in the driver’s seat with a gun on his lap and drugs in the car. State police say they found Ulysses Lumpkin in his car around two in the morning on Monday at a business off M-115 in Cadillac. They say he didn’t respond to them when they…

Census Bureau to Miss Dec. 31 Deadline

The Census Bureau will miss a year-end deadline for handing in numbers used for divvying up congressional seats. The delay could undermine President Trump’s efforts to exclude people in the country illegally from the count if the figures are not turned in before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. It will be the first time that the deadline is missed since…

S.S. Badger Car Ferry Under New Ownership

The S.S. Badger Car Ferry in Ludington has new owners. Connecticut based Interlake Holding Company bought the vessel. The company announced the purchase on Wednesday. Interlake says they are committed to maintaining the S.S. Badger as a car and passenger ferry. The company also bought a self-unloading tug-barge that is used to transport raw materials.