Author: Dan Firnbach

Ford Recalls 2013 to 2016 Fusions

Ford is now recalling nearly 260,000 of its 2013 to 2016 Fusion Sedans. They say it’s a gearshift recall, after reports that vehicles may shift on their own and roll away while in park. No deaths have been reported due to the problem, but there has been one injury. The recall only impacts Fusions with a two and a half…

Manistee Welcomes Moving Vietnam, Middle Eastern Conflict Memorial Wall

The Moving Michigan Vietnam and Middle Eastern Conflict Memorial Wall will be escorted through Manistee Friday.  Bikers, drivers and veterans drove up with the wall. The memorial wall will be displayed at the First Street Boat Launch Friday and Saturday. That is where this weekend’s 10th annual Tight Lines for Troops is taking place. Northern Michigan’s News Leader will have…

Internet Sensation Grumpy Cat Dies at Age 7

The feline that was arguably the internet’s most popular cat has died. The owners of Grumpy Cat says that the seven-year-old cat passed away Tuesday due to complications from a urinary tract infection.  Grumpy Cat, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, had feline dwarfism, which the owners said likely accounted for her distinctive facial features. She first became an internet…

New Measles Case Confirmed in St. Clair County

New measles cases in Michigan are popping up, this time in St. Clair County. The Department of Health and Human Services says the St. Clair County case brings the state total to 44 measles cases this year.  The state says this case involves someone from out of the country visiting Michigan. The DHHS is now warning that a Costco in…

Newaygo County Anticipating Busy Weekend, Drivers Urged to Take Extra Caution

People from all over the state will be stopping in Newaygo County throughout the weekend. That’s why emergency services is warning you to take extra caution driving this weekend. The increase in traffic starts Friday and continues through Sunday as motorcycles will be driving to Baldwin in Lake County for the Blessing of the Bikes. On Saturday, public safety workers…

Rep. Inman Calls Federal Indictment ‘Crap’

Representative Larry Inman is voicing his opinions on being federally indicted, calling it “crap” on a Lansing-based radio show Thursday morning. Representative Inman is charged with attempted extortion, bribery and lying to the FBI.  The indictment claims Inman asked for more than $5,000 through text messages from a labor union in exchange for a “no” vote on a prevailing wage…

Charges Against Teaching Assistant Accused of Assaulting Child Dropped

A teaching assistant at New Campus School in Traverse City accused of assaulting a 7-year-old boy has now had those charges thrown out. Back in January we told you Darci Henderson was charged with assault and battery in the investigation. Court records state that evidence and other developments in the investigation led to the prosecutor dismissing her case without prejudice….

CMU Shooting Suspect to Stay in Mental Hospital

We have an update on the investigation into last year’s deadly shooting on Central Michigan University’s campus. James Davis Jr. is accused of shooting and killing his parents on campus in March 2018.  Davis Jr. went through a mental hearing Wednesday. The Isabella County prosecutor tells us Davis Jr. will stay in a mental hospital as they still consider him…

Crews Working on Mackinac Bridge Grate Replacement

We have some important travel new for you.  Crews will be replacing some of the grates on the Mackinac Bridge Wednesday. Maintenance is working to remove older pieces of grating and welding in brand new pieces. The bridge authority says this will cause lane closures and slow down traffic. The bridge authority is trying to replace some of the grates…