Author: Gary Bigger

Russian School Shooting Kills 9, Reports of Explosion

At least 9 people are dead this morning after a school shooting in southwest Russia. Early reports say two gunmen opened fire on a school in Kazan. One of the shooters was killed and the other has been arrested and is said to be a teenager. Seven students and one teacher were killed in the attack. Eyewitnesses told Russian state…

Gov. Whitmer Heads to Northern Michigan for Vaccinations & Infrastructure

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is headed to Northern Michigan on Thursday to get a first-hand look at our vaccination effort, but she has more than that on her agenda. The governor’s first stop of the day will be in Clare to look at the construction site on US-127. There she will be discussing her Rebuild Michigan Plan and her $300 million…

Judge Rules Inman Bribery & Extortion Case Cannot Be Retried

A U.S. district judge ruled Larry Inman won’t face a retrial on bribery and extortion charges. Federal prosecutors argued back in 2018 that Inman, who was representing Grand Traverse County, attempted to sell his vote. Inman’s first trial ended with an acquittal on the charge of lying to the FBI. The other two charges ended in a hung jury. Normally,…

2 Arrested for Breaking & Entering in Newaygo Co. After Police Chase

A man and a woman from Evart are behind bars this morning after leading officers on a chase. Deputies from Newaygo County were on the lookout for the two people on Monday morning after a reported breaking and entering. A deputy from Mecosta County reported seeing their vehicle in that county on 7 mile road. When the deputy tried pulling…

Thousands Lose Power in Antrim and Kalkaska Co. Friday Morning

There are thousands of power outages in Antrim and Kalkaska County on Friday morning. In Antrim County there are about 5,800 power outages. Kalkaska County has about 2,900 customers without power. Those power outages are causing some school closings too. In Antrim County, both Elk Rapids Public Schools and Alba Public Schools will be closed. Kalkaska Public Schools will be…

Riot Breaks Out in St. Louis Jail, Second This Year

This morning, the situation is back under control after dozens of inmates in a St. Louis jail started a riot. About 60 inmates left their cells at the city’s justice center, smashing windows and setting fires. They were demanding court hearings that have been put on hold due to coronavirus restrictions. Inmates have complained about conditions in the jail for…

Florida Wastewater Still Leaking as Crews Work to Stop Full Collapse

A large area on Florida’s gulf coast is under a state of emergency after a wastewater retention pond started leaking. Crews are working to contain 300 million gallons of toxic waste water at a former phosphate processing plant. A sizable leak was first detected on Friday. On Saturday, a state of emergency was declared. More than 300 homes have been…

Traverse City Missing 85-Year-Old Man Found Safe

The Traverse City Police Department says an 85-year-old who went missing Monday morning has been found. Grand Traverse Central Dispatch posted on its Facebook page around 8:30 a.m. saying Carlton Coats was found “safe and sound.” He was last seen around 9:30 a.m. Monday at his home on Birchwood Ave. Coats was believed to be wearing a yellow windbreaker jacket and…

Cherry Capital Airport Adds Non-Stop Flight to Boston

Cherry Capital Airport is adding a non-stop flight to Boston to their summer schedule. The Delta flight to Boston is a Saturdays only and will be available starting May 29. Cherry Capital is also offering 17 other non-stop flights for this year’s summer schedule. That includes New York, Charlotte, Dallas and Denver. You can start booking flights for their summer…

Nor’easter Continues to Hit the East Coast

Twelve states and nearly 70 million people are under winter weather advisories as the first nor’easter of 2021 comes down on the East Coast. Forecasters say the storm is worse than previously thought and could bring up to three feet of snow by Tuesday night. The storm has already caused major issues for utility crews and first responders. Two people…