Author: Dan Firnbach

Ford CEO Jim Hackett to Retire

There’s a leadership change at the top of Ford Motors. Ford CEO Jim Hackett is retiring, and Chief Operating Officer Jim Farley is taking over starting October 1. It comes as the automaker is in the midst of an $11 billion restructuring plan. The plan includes making new vehicles to replace an aging model lineup. Farley led the company’s global…

Pres. Trump Grants Gov. Whitmer’s Request to Extend MI National Guard Through December

Michigan National Guard troops will continue to help the state fight the coronavirus crisis through the end of the year. The Michigan National Guard has helped with testing, screening, distributing protective equipment and have helped out at food banks throughout the state. The request came from Governor Whitmer, which was then approved by President Trump. This allows guard members to…

Former MSU Gymnastics Coach Sentenced to Jail for Lying to Police During Nassar Investigation

A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach is heading to jail for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and university sports doctor Larry Nassar. Back in February, a jury found Kathie Klages guilty for denying she knew of Nassar’s abuse prior to 2016. That’s when survivors started to come forward publicly. Klages was just sentenced to 90…

Two Men Shot in Oceana County

Two men in Oceana County were shot with a shotgun. The sheriff’s office tells us the shooter says it was all in self-defense. Deputies say it happened at a home on Oneida Trail in Grand Township around 11:30 Sunday night. When deputies got to the hospital, they found one man being treated for a shotgun wound to the back of…

Coast Guard Rescues Lost Jet Skier Near Drummond Island

A missing jet skier off Drummond Island is safe thanks to the U.S. Coast Guard in Sault Ste. Marie and the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office. The Coast Guard says they found the person just before 10 Saturday night after they got lost after leaving Drummond Island on their jet ski. The Coast Guard lowered a rescue swimmer to make sure…

What to Expect When Voting in the August Primary Election

Tuesday’s election will be the first test on how voting stations will handle the huge spike in absentee ballots and how to keep in-person voting safe. We want to guide you through what to expect when you go and vote. Governor Gretchen Whitmer says masks will not be required for anyone looking to vote in person Tuesday, even though masks…

Crews Start Emergency Repairs on Edenville Bridge

Monday crews can start emergency repairs on the Edenville Bridge after Midland County’s historic flood damage in June. The bridge takes M-30 over the Tittabawassee River. MDOT was awarded an emergency contract to repair all the damage done to it. Back in June, historic flooding destroyed the bridge and also brought debris from up river. Crews will have to retrofit…

Couple Injured in Benzie County Camper Explosion

  A dramatic situation in Benzie County Friday morning when a husband, wife and puppy escaped their camper after it exploded. The two were camping at the Veteran’s Memorial Campground in Beulah. Michigan State Police say the camper explosion happened Friday morning when the husband turned on the propane and tried to light the stove. The camper exploded, blowing out…

Toledo Man Arrested for Driving Drunk on Mackinac Bridge

Mackinaw City police say a Toledo man was arrested on the Mackinac Bridge for drunk driving Friday morning. Police started following the man just south of the bridge. They tried to pull him over, but the man drove onto the Mackinac Bridge. The chase ended about a mile and a half later on the bridge, when the driver crossed the…