Author: Gary Bigger

Perry Woman Killed in Isabella County Crash Identified

We now know the name of a woman who died in a crash in Isabella County last Tuesday. The Isabella County Sheriff’s Office say Sherry Spalding of Perry died in the crash. The sheriff’s office says Spalding’s truck had rolled off the road in Deerfield Township, hitting a power pole. The car then caught on fire, but Spalding was not…

Harvey Weinstein Asks To Move Trial

Harvey Weinstein, the former movie mogul accused of sexual assault, is asking to move his criminal trial out of New York City. His defense team says excessive media coverage would make it impossible for Weinstein to get a fair trial in New York County. Weinstein’s lawyers are asking the trial be moved to Albany County in upstate New York or…

Manhunt For Sniper Who Shot Deputy in Los Angeles

Police are expanding a manhunt after a deputy was shot by an apparent sniper right outside a sheriff’s department in Los Angeles. The deputy was hit in the chest on Wednesday. His bullet proof vest deflected the bullet into his shoulder, likely saving his life. The department evacuated the building the suspected is believed to have shot from, immediately sweeping…

20 Prison Guards Subpoenaed in Jeffrey Epstein’s Death Investigation

Twenty guards from the federal prison where Jeffrey Epstein was held have been subpoenaed. Federal investigators asked the grand jury for the subpoenas as they try to piece together the events leading to Epstein’s death. Right now, the two guards that were tasked with watch Epstein the night he died are of particular interest. This is all part of the…

Lawsuit Target’s Trump Administrations’ Changes to Endangered Species Act

Environmental groups are suing the Trump administration just 10 days after the administration made a sweeping overhaul to the Endangered Species Act. The act is mostly credited with saving the bald eagle and grizzly bear from extinction. But updates to the act change the way the United States Fish and Wildlife Service determines whether a species is considered endangered. The…

Gov. Jay Inslee Drops Out of 2020 Presidential Election

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has officially dropped out of the running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Inslee ran with an emphasis on fighting climate change. He recently reached the donor threshold for the third debate, but was not likely to qualify because he was short of the polling threshold. Inslee is in his second term as Washington’s governor and…

Student Loan Debt Forgiven for Disabled Veterans by Executive Order: The Impact

Disabled veterans with student loans will now have one less financial worry thanks to a new executive action signed by President Trump excusing the debt. The president signed the order yesterday at the AMVET conference in Louisville. The memorandum would excuse nearly 20,000 disabled veterans It is estimated that the average debt for each vet is somewhere around $30,000. The…

Amazon Rainforest Fires: Scientists Say Devastating for Climate Change

Fires are raging at a record rate in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, and scientists warn it could be a devastating blow to the fight against climate change. The fires are burning at the highest rate since Brazil started tracking the fires in 2013. There have been more than 72,000 fires in Brazil this year with more than half in the Amazon…

Charges Filed Against Ex-VA Doctor for Patient Deaths in Arkansas

A former Veterans Affairs doctor is facing up to 500 years in prison for more than 30 felony charges that include three counts of involuntary man slaughter. Police in Arkansas say Robert Levy misdiagnosed more than a dozen patients because he was drunk on the job. In some cases they say Levy knowingly put in inaccurate and misleading diagnoses. In…

Epstein Death Investigation: Autopsy Reveals Broken Hyoid Bone

We are learning more developments in the investigation of Jeffrey Epstein’s death. And a new lawsuit has been filed by one of Epstein’s alleged victims The New York Medical Examiner’s Office says it has completed its autopsy following the apparent suicide of Jeffery Epstein. They are not releasing their findings yet, but what we do know is it showed the…