Author: Chris Clor

General Motors to Recall 6 Million Vehicles to Replace Takata Air Bags

General Motors is expected to shell out $1.2 billion. It’s because the U.S. is forcing the automaker to recall and repair nearly 6 million vehicles equipped with potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made the announcement Monday. GM has petitioned the agency four times since 2016 looking to avoid a recall by arguing that…

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Suspicious Death

Police are calling a death suspicious after a man’s body was found on the side of the road in Lake County. Around 10 Saturday morning, deputies were called to the area of 96th Street and Meceola Road in Chase Township. The caller said there was a dead man on the side of the road. Deputies found the 60-year-old’s body on…

WATCH LIVE: Michigan Board of State Canvassers to Certify Election Results

Michigan is scheduled to certify the presidential election results Monday, and one Republican on the state’s canvassing board is expected to vote against certification. According to Republican Michigan Congressman Paul Mitchell, Norman Chinkle plans to vote no to delay certification. He wants an investigation into President Trump’s claims of fraud, despite having no evidence of widespread voter fraud. It’s important…

Judge Rules Against Michigan Restaurant Association in COVID-19 Restrictions Lawsuit

A federal judge ruled against the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association after it sued the state health department over its new coronavirus restrictions. The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday and was in response to the second round of COVID-19 restrictions that stopped in-person dining. The lawsuit was in hopes of stopping the shutdown of indoor dining. The judge says MRLA…

EGLE Dismisses Case Challenging Nestle Water Withdrawal Permit

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has dismissed a case challenging a permit for Nestle to pump more water at its bottle water facility in Osceola County. EGLE found the groups challenging the permit, Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation and the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, made a mistake by not appealing the…

Michigan AG Charges Mason Co. Woman with Embezzling From Vulnerable Adults

A Mason County woman is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from nearly a dozen vulnerable adults she was supposed to be caring for. Jessica Englebrecht is facing 12 charges, including embezzlement from a vulnerable adult. The Michigan attorney general says Englebrecht is accused of stealing more than $20,000 from 11 people. She had been appointed as the…

Lake County Hunter Found Dead After Falling From Tree Stand

A hunter’s family called police when they hadn’t heard from him in days. Police say they found him dead. On Tuesday, police were called out to a home in Lake Township for a hunter who had not been in contact with his family since the weekend. The sheriff’s office and DNR checked the property and found the hunter dead. They…

US Jobless Claims Rise to 742,000

New unemployment numbers show the first increase in five weeks and hint that this new surge of cases is slowing down economic recovery. The number of Americans looking for unemployment rose last week to 742,000. It was 711,000 the previous week. Claims shot up to 6.9 million in March when the pandemic first intensified. Before that, applications were around 225,000…

Alpena County Woman Charged With Home Invasion

In Alpena County, a woman is charged with home invasion that happened more than nine months ago. State police arrested Janae Marotta in October. Back in February, state police were called to a home on Michigan Avenue in Alpena. The homeowner said someone got in while they were away and stole several items inside. After an investigation, police issued a…

Alpena County Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Child in 2018

An Alpena County man is accused of sexually assaulting a child. Nathan Benton is now charged with sexual assault, accosting a child for immoral purposes and indecent exposure. Earlier this month, state police got a call about the alleged sexual abuse of a child that happened in 2018. They say Benton was confronted by the person the abuse was reported…