Author: Gary Bigger

62,000 Pounds of Beef Recalled Over E. coli Concerns

If you are grilling this weekend, be sure to check those burgers and steaks before they hit the grill. The USDA is recalling more than 62,000 pounds of beef due to E. coli concerns.  The agency is concerned with meet packaged at the Aurora Packing Plant in Illinois. There are more than 40 products involved in the recall, including short…

Hit The Road, Jack! It’s National Road Trip Day

The weekend is almost here and many around the country have an extended weekend. What a perfect way to kick off the unofficial start of summer with National Road Trip Day. Nearly 43 million Americans across the country will be hitting the road the Friday before Memorial Day for a weekend getaway. Fifty-one percent of Americans took at least one road…

U.S. Farmers Expected to Receive $16 Billion Bailout

Farmers hit hard by America’s trade war with China are now expected to receive billions of dollars in aid from the Trump administration. Many farmers have struggled to make ends meet as the prolonged trade war continues. But now the Trump administration is expected to hand down a $16 billion bailout. This is the second round of relief for American…

Suttons Bay Fire Damages Woman’s Home

SUTTONS-BAY-FIRE-2 Show Caption Hide Caption SUTTONS-BAY-FIRE-3 Show Caption Hide Caption SUTTONS-BAY-FIRE-4 Show Caption Hide Caption SUTTONS-BAY-FIRE-1 Show Caption Hide Caption A woman is OK after her Leelanau County home caught fire Thursday. Fire crews say they were called to the home on South Stony Point Road in Suttons Bay Township just before 1:30 a.m. They say the homeowner woke up…

Taliban Aid John Walker Lindh to Be Released

A man that admitted to aiding the Taliban during 9-11 is expected to be released from prison today. John Walker Lindh was captured in Afghanistan shortly after the U.S. invasion started in 2001. The California Native was interrogated at an Afghan prison camp by CIA Officer Johnny “Mike” Spann. Shortly after Spann was killed in a prison uprising, making him…

DeVos Pulls Support for Rep. Justin Amash

The DeVos family says they are no longer financially backing Republican Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan. He is the first republican on Capitol Hill to call for impeachment proceedings against President Trump. A spokesman said yesterday family members haven’t made campaign contributions to Amash this political cycle, and have no plans to do so. However, he says the decision is…

Growing Tension Between President Trump, House Democrats

Tension between house Democrats and the White House continues to grow. President Trump is now saying he will not work with the party until their investigations of him are over. Wednesday the president and House Democrats had a scheduled meeting regarding infrastructure. However, that meeting was cut short by President Trump, who was unhappy about comments made hours earlier by…

Going Public: Michael Cohen Search Warrants

The search warrants used in the investigation of President Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen will be public today. A federal judge ruled the warrants used by Special Counsel Robert Mueller should be made public. However there will be some redactions. In total, Mueller used five search warrants to search Cohen’s emails and other related content in 2017. The judge ruled…

Talks Shut Down Between U.S., Iran

Iran is shutting down President Trump’s offer to hold talks regarding the rising tension in the Persian Gulf. Iranian officials say they will no longer continue talks until the United States shows respect, saying we need to honor our commitments under the disputed nuclear deal. This would limit sanctions on Iran in return for them limiting their nuclear capabilities. The…

Tornadoes, Flooding in Central U.S. Contribute to Dangerous Conditions

Crews are now working around the clock to clean up the aftermath of more than two dozen tornadoes before the next batch of storms roll in. Tuesday, the central United States saw 30 confirmed tornadoes with the worst of the storms bearing down on Oklahoma, Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas. Hundreds of water rescues were performed by rescue crews as heavy…