Author: Emily DeRuiter

Gov. Whitmer Pushes for State Legislature to Pass Stimulus Bill

When state lawmakers return to session for a few weeks in December, Gov. Whitmer wants them to focus on a COVID-19 stimulus bill. Whitmer is pushing for the state legislature, which returns to session on Tuesday, to work on approving a proposed $100 million stimulus bill. The governor’s office says the passing of a state stimulus bill will help support…

Pres. Trump Plans to Go to Georgia, Campaign for 2 Republicans in Runoff Races

President Trump answered questions from reporters for the first time since Election Day. He said he plans to go to Georgia to help campaign for two Republican senators in runoff races. Read more here. Thursday both the president and president-elect gave Thanksgiving messages thanking the troops for their service, as well as frontline workers. But before the president’s message, President…

St. Ignace Firefighter Pulls Neighbor Out of Burning Home

A firefighter pulled someone out of a burning building in the Upper Peninsula—before firetrucks could arrive. St. Ignace Fire and Rescue says the firefighter lives near the residence, which is north of Hessel on the 5500 block of Simmons Road. Crews got word of a house fire with someone still inside around 8 p.m. Thursday. Multiple fire departments were on…

Pres. Trump Still Claims Election Was Rigged Without Evidence

Despite votes already being certified in Pennsylvania—and defeat after defeat in multiple states’ courts—President Trump again claimed he won. The president called into a hearing held by that Pennsylvania’s Republican lawmakers. His personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was at the event. The president said on speakerphone “the election was rigged and we can’t let that happen.” He made that statement despite…

Firefighters Battle Massive Fire at Penney’s Lumber Near Houghton Lake

Firefighters are battling a massive fire at a Roscommon County lumber yard. Tuesday morning emergency crews were called out to Penney’s Lumber. At this point, they do say the fire is contained. The lumber yard is on Houghton Lake Drive in Prudenville. It’s just northeast of downtown. The Denton Township fire chief says they got a call about a fire…

Lake Co. Detective Says Check Scam is Posing as Publishers Clearing House

A check scam is circulating the area, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. A detective says the scam is posing as Publishers Clearing House. The sheriff’s department is warning residents against cashing checks or money orders without confirming the source. You could end up in legal trouble for cashing something fraudulent. The department also reminds locals—it’s probably a scam if…

Adopt-A-Pet Tuesday: Timmy, Buster & Cecile

ADOPT TIMMY Show Caption Hide Caption adopt BUSTER Show Caption Hide Caption ADOPT CECILE Show Caption Hide Caption It’s Adopt-A-Pet Tuesday on Michigan This Morning! This week we have Timmy, Buster and Cecile–just three of Northern Michigan’s many great, adoptable animals waiting for a loving family to take them home. First, meet Timmy! This kitten was born with a shorter…