Author: Chris Clor

Aerial Treatment for EEE Continues

Aerial treatment continues on Thursday night for the potentially deadly mosquito borne virus, EEE. It comes as the state health department reports six more horses infected by the virus on Thursday. In response, the agency is expanding treatment in high risk areas. In total, there are 28 horse cases of EEE across the state and only one potential human case…

EGLE Issues Emergency Work Order for Edenville Dam

The state issued an emergency order to Boyce Hydro Power to make critical repairs to the Edenville Dam in Gladwin County. The dam failed after heavy rains in May, causing catastrophic flooding in Midland and Gladwin Counties. Boyce Hydro owns the dam. Since it failed, the Tobacco River is not following its natural path. Because of that, the Department of…

Gov. Whitmer Signs Bill to Provide Funding for Several Dam Projects

The governor signed a budget bill. Part of it helps fund flood cleanup costs in Midland and Gladwin Counties after those floods. We told you about the bill last week. It will match $6 million in funds for available cleanup grants, debris removal, and emergency protective measures. Also included in that budget bill, millions of dollars for a project to…

MSP Releases Name of Pedestrian Killed While Crossing M-37 in Newaygo Co.

We now know the name of a man hit and killed by a car while crossing a Newaygo County Highway. State police say Patrick Baker was hit while walking across M-37 in Brooks Township Sunday night. They say a 16-year-old was behind the wheel. First responders tried to save Baker but he died at the scene. Police believe Baker was…

Clare Man Sentenced to Prison for Tampering with Tether, Absconding Parole

A judge sentenced a Clare man for tampering with his tether and absconding his parole. Richard Thompson was placed on a tether as part of his parole related to other crimes. On August 3, he admitted to tampering with it and being a repeat offender. Tuesday, a judge sentenced Thompson to 14 months to four years in prison. He must…

Newaygo Co. Deputies Need Help Finding Driver Who Hit Bicyclist

The Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office needs your help finding a driver they say hit someone on a bike and took off. Deputies say it happened around noon back on August 15. They say a pickup truck hit someone riding a bike on Chestnut near 40th Street in Big Prairie Township. Based on the parts deputies found at the scene, they…

Gov. Whitmer Calls on Pres. Trump to Fully Fund Michigan National Guard

More than a month later, the governor’s office says it’s still waiting for a response from the president asking for a phone call. She wants him to explain why the federal government is not fully funding Michigan’s National Guard’s coronavirus response but is fully funding other states responses. At the end of March, Michigan was granted Title 32 authority meaning…

Motel Explosion Victim Officially Trach-Free After Three Years of Recovery

We have a happy update on a terrifying story from more than three years ago. Brian Adams is officially trach-free. It means he no longer needs a tracheotomy tube to breathe. We first told you about Brian after the Green Mill Motel in Manton exploded in 2017. Police say it happened when Amanda Skardoutos was making butane hash oil inside….

Charlevoix Man Accused of Throwing Molotov Cocktail Into Home

Investigators used cell phone records to track down a man they say threw a Molotov cocktail into a home in Charlevoix while people were inside. KeNen Borths of Charlevoix is facing an attempted murder and explosives charge. In early August, the Charlevoix County prosecutor says a Molotov cocktail was thrown in a window, but it did not ignite. Two adults…

Mason Co. Man Sentenced for Stealing From SS Badger Ferry Company

A man who stole nearly $2 million from the company that operates the SS Badger has learned his punishment. A judge sentenced Paul Piper to a little more than five years in prison and ordered him to pay back the money he stole. In February we told you Piper was the longtime financial controller for Lake Michigan Carferry, which operates…