Author: Dan Firnbach

Man Accidentally Shot in Gladwin County

The Gladwin County Sheriff’s Office says a man was accidentally shot in the leg Sunday when four other people were doing some target practice. Deputies were called to the Sugar Springs subdivision just before 3 p.m. Sunday. While they were there, they say they heard more gun shots about a thousand yards away from the scene. Those shots were from…

Grand Traverse Co. Man Accused of Choking 5-Year-Old

The Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office says a 5-year-old boy was choked by his dad over the weekend. Deputies were called to a Blair Township home on Saturday. They say they saw marks around the boy’s neck and bruising around his eyes. The sheriff’s office says the father left on a bike before they got there, but was found at…

Lansing Protesters March From Capitol to East Lansing Police Dept.

It’s been one week since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis. Since then, there have been days of protests that have stretched to every corner of the country. Thousands of people have been arrested from the protests including several hundred in Michigan. In Lansing Sunday, protesters marched from the Capitol lawn to the East Lansing Police Department where they filled…

Sanford Flagpole Memorial Monument Destroyed in Flooding

The flooding in mid-Michigan destroyed a war memorial in Sanford. It was first built with the help from Kim Burgess, the mother of a Marine who was killed in Iraq. The Sanford Flagpole Memorial Monument was dedicated to our veterans. It featured seven flagpoles to honor each branch of the military. There was a communitywide effort to build the monument…

Two Men Accused of Falsifying Service Records of Alcohol Breath Testing Equipment

  We have an update on the state’s investigation into faulty breathalyzer tests used by Michigan State Police. The state attorney general’s office charged two technicians from the device’s company for messing with two breathalyzers. State police were first tipped off about discrepancies with the devices back in January. The investigation found Andrew Clark and David John, who worked for…

Oral Arguments Begin in Michigan Attorney General’s Lawsuit Against Line 5

Oral arguments start Friday in Attorney General Dana Nessel’s lawsuit against Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline. In Ingham County Circuit Court Friday morning, lawyers for Nessel argued continued operation of the pipeline under a 1953 easement violates the public trust and that it’s a public nuisance and violates the Michigan Environmental Protection Act. Enbridge says Line 5 has operated safely under…

Gov. Whitmer Requests Federal Aid for Midland County Flooding

Midland County residents are finally able to see the damage caused by recent flooding. A 2,000 acre lake drained in an hour, causing a 500-year flood that threatened more than 10,000 residents in Midland County. The Edenville Dam was the first to rupture Tuesday afternoon and water from Wixom Lake spilled and magnified the force of the Tittabawassee River. Governor…

Mackinac Island Will Not Reopen for Memorial Day Weekend

Even though Governor Gretchen Whitmer has given their region the O.K. to reopen retail, restaurants and bars, Mackinac Island is deciding to wait another weekend. The island is technically part of Mackinac County, even though it sits several miles away from the county mainland. Earlier this week, Governor Whitmer said Mackinac County and every other county in the Upper Peninsula…

Man Accused of Trying to Meet Up With 13-Year-Old Girl Charged

We now know the name of the man accused of trying to meet up with a 13-year-old girl in Leelanau County. Tristin Coveyou is charged with accosting, enticing and soliciting a child for immoral purposes. Deputies say Coveyou came to the girl’s house last Friday around 1:30 in the morning. He was found after the girl’s dad saw his foot…