Author: Dan Firnbach

The Pandemic: A Year of Change

One year ago, we learned the State of Michigan confirmed its first two positive coronavirus cases. While Michigan watched election results pour in on that Tuesday night, many of us were thrown off guard by the governor making the prime-time announcement. Like many of you, we were not personally prepared for the 365 days that would follow. The last year…

Dominion Voting Systems Sues Rudy Giuliani for Defamation

Vote auditing company Dominion Voting Systems is suing Rudy Giuliani for defamation. The lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Monday morning claims Giuliani pushed lies about election fraud on his podcast, in state legislatures and during TV appearances. Dominion is seeking more than $1 billion in damages. The lawsuit notes that Giuliani spread lies…

Senate Confirms Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense

The Senate has confirmed President Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Defense. Lloyd Austin will take the position and becomes the nation’s first Black Secretary of Defense. Austin served 41 years in the U.S. Army, retiring in 2016. Austin needed a waiver to be eligible for Defense Secretary since he had not been out of the military for the required…

Lake Man Arrested Following Traffic Stop

Michigan State Police believe they found meth in a Lake man’s car after pulling him over Thursday. Troopers stopped the man in Clare County around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. State police say he gave them a wrong identity during the traffic stop, but after finding out who he really is, they discovered he has several warrants for his arrest and a…

Johnson and Johnson Plans to Make 100 Million COVID-19 Vaccines by April

Johnson and Johnson plans on making 100 million coronavirus vaccines by April if their clinical trial works out. Right now, the company is conducting a large scale trial to ensure the vaccine is safe and effective. The nation’s chief medical advisor, Dr. Anthony Fauci, says Johnson and Johnson is very close to seeking emergency authorization from the FDA. Johnson and…

Wray to Stay on as FBI Director

President Joe Biden plans to keep FBI Director Christopher Wray in his post. Wray has more than six years remaining in his term. During his transition, President Biden signaled his plan to keep the bureau’s leader on board if he wasn’t fired first by President Trump. Wray faced criticism from the former president on a number of issues. Currently, Wray’s…

Police Investigating Deadly Accident in Midland

The Midland Police Department says alcohol and drugs were factors in a deadly crash Wednesday. Police say a Midland woman was killed when the car she was riding in crashed on East Ashman Street near Michele Lane. The driver was also hurt and taken to a nearby hospital. Police say he has significant injuries.

Top Federal Prosecutor in Eastern Michigan Stepping Down from Post

The top federal prosecutor in Eastern Michigan is stepping down, making his interim replacement the first Muslim U.S. Attorney in American history. U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider is resigning after three years prosecuting federal crimes in more than 30 counties in Michigan. Schneider was appointment by the U.S. Department of Justice  and then nominated by President Donald Trump. Federal prosecutors resigning…

Tokyo Olympic Games Still a Go in July

The International Olympic Committee insists there is “no Plan B” for the postponed Tokyo Games. The IOC president is reaffirming that the event will be held as scheduled, beginning on July 23. Saturday marks six months until the postponed games are due to begin. The comments come in the wake of a surge in COVID-19 cases in Japan. On Wednesday,…

State Police Seek to Identify Gun Thief

State Police Seek to Identify Gun Thief Show Caption Hide Caption State Police Seek to Identify Gun Thief Show Caption Hide Caption State Police Seek to Identify Gun Thief Show Caption Hide Caption Michigan State Police need your help finding a person who stole guns out of a car in Otsego County. Troopers are looking for the man in these…