Author: Gary Bigger

Coronavirus Crisis: Mixed Signs Across U.S.

New York City, the nation’s coronavirus epicenter, is on track for a reopening as infections in other states are still piling up. Over the weekend, a new positive coronavirus test in Missouri is thought to have put hundreds of people at risk. That person “was likely incubating” while at a massive pool party on Memorial Day weekend at Missouri’s Lake…

Protesters Plead for Refocus: Leaders Say Violence, Looting ‘Hijacked’ National Discussion

For the sixth night, protests erupted across the United States over the death of George Floyd At least 40 cities have now imposed curfews—including Detroit. And National Guard members have been activated in 15 states and Washington, D.C. Many protests have tried to keep the focus on George Floyd after several demonstrations regressed into violence across the country. Law enforcement…

Benzie Co. Woman Arrested by Drug Team, Faces Charges

A Benzie County woman faces charges on multiple counts after police were told she was involved in drug activity. The Traverse City Narcotics Team was tipped off that Nicole Vanslambrouck, from Honor, may have had drugs in her car. That was on May 12. Detectives stopped her car and found a weapons along with an array of drugs and a…

Passenger Plane Crash Lands in Karachi, Pakistan

A Pakistani passenger plane crashed in the city of Karachi. There is no word yet on if anyone died in the crash. But the airline says there were 107 people on the plane, including eight crew members. Witnesses say the plan tried to land two or three times before crash landing. It is unclear what caused the crash.

3 Face Drug Charges in Grand Traverse Co. After Home Search

Detectives with the Traverse Narcotics Team say they’ve arrested three people on several drug charges in Grand Traverse County. Detectives searched a home in Grawn earlier this month after getting tips about drug activity there. They say they found Dustin Drake, Crystal Enriquez and Christian Brooks inside the home—along with meth, heroin and a gun. Drake was arrested for having…

Adopt-A-Pet Tuesday: Jack, Shadow & Zip

ADOPT_JACK.jpg.mov Show Caption Hide Caption ADOPT_SHADOW.jpg.mov Show Caption Hide Caption ADOPT_ZIP Show Caption Hide Caption It’s Adopt a Pet Tuesday on Michigan This Morning! This week we have Jack, Shadow and Zip– just three of Northern Michigan’s many great, adoptable animals waiting for a loving family to take them home. First up we have Jack, a hound mix that’s as…

Residents Urged to Evacuate for Midland Co. & Gladwin Dam Failures

Central dispatch is warning people living near two dams in our area to evacuate right away. Midland County Central Dispatch is asking Edenville residents living along Sanford and Wixom Lake to leave their homes. They have evacuation shelters at Meridian Junior High and Coleman High. Right now they have Boyce Hydro working on the dam. They say it is structurally sound, but…

Cadillac 4 Movie Theater Has Possible Buyer

In this update on the Cadillac 4 movie theater, the Cadillac Footliters say they plan to buy it. We told you last week that the theater announced it would be permanently closing their doors. It was the result of finical struggles brought on by the pandemic. The Footliters say after losing their home theater 30 years ago to a fire,…

Big Rapids Police Seek Information on Stolen Trailer

Police in Big Rapids need your help locating the person who stole a flat 16×8 trailer. They say it was stolen from the city lot behind Jets Pizza around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police say a white Ford E-Series van from either the late ‘90s or early 2000s was seen towing the trailer northbound on State Street just after 4 p.m….

Mackinac Bridge Walk Organizers Discuss Future in Virtual Meeting

Organizers of the Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk will be meeting virtually Tuesday to discuss the future of the event. The Mackinac Bridge Authority says because of the ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus, they need to consider the safety of participants. The meeting will be held at 4 p.m. and is open to the public. It will be on Microsoft…