Author: Gary Bigger

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Sri Lanka Bombings

Islamic extremist group ISIS, is now taking responsibility for the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka that have now claimed the lives of more than 300 people. A video emerged Tuesday of eight men pledging allegiance to ISIS and claiming to be the bombers. Zahran Hashim is said to be the one ‘leading them’ according to ISIS. The Sri Lankan…

National Cherry Festival Announces Nelly Along with Chingy and Montel Jordan Added to 2019 Lineup

The National Cherry Festival already has an exciting lineup put together for this year’s concerts. The festival seems to get bigger and bigger every year, and this year is no exception. National Cherry Festival executive director Kat Paye, announced Monday morning that superstar rapper Nelly will be joining the lineup. Nelly is set to perform at the festival on the…

Active Shooter Situation Over; Suspect in Custody

Troopers say a suspect is now in custody following an active shooter situation in Mason County. The situation was reported Tuesday morning. The shooter had been reported to be in the area of US 31 between Hoague and Koenig. That stretch of road is still closed. The sheriff’s office says two people have been shot, but did not release details…

Fresh Cut Melon Products Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

Almost 100 people from 15 states including Michigan have gotten sick in a salmonella outbreak.  Pre-cut melon sold at Whole Foods, Kroger, Target, Walmart, Trader Joe’s and other stores has been voluntarily recalled due to the possibility of salmonella contamination. The recall included watermelon, honeydew melon and cantaloupe. The recalled melon was sold in clear plastic clamshell containers and sold…

Art of Aging: Sharing Memories

Remembering the great moments in our life can do a lot for our mental health, especially as we get a little older. In this month’s Art of Aging, Russ and Leslie Knopp of Comfort Keepers are talking about the importance of cherishing your good memories. Categories: Art of Aging

9&10 Goes Blue For National Autism Awareness Month

It is April which means it is National Autism Awareness Month. Many families around the country and around Northern Michigan are impacted. The Center for Disease Control says 1 in 59 children are born with some form of autism. These individuals are an important part of our communities. As part of National Autism Awareness Month 9&10 will be lighting our…

Huge Implications for Amazon After Bezos Divorce

The divorce of the world’s richest couple has a huge implications for the future of Amazon. Thursday Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos announced they have reached an agreement on their divorce. They will split the stock. Jeff Bezos will have 75% of it while Mackenzie Bezos will keep 25%. This gives her a four percent ownership in the online giant. Her…

President Trump Facing Strong Push back Amidst Border Shut down Talks

The president’s threat is facing strong push back from his own party. Republican senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says a border shutdown could be catastrophic to the US economy. More than 40% of all fruits and vegetables imported to the US come from Mexico. Jobs would also be on the line. The automotive research center says a total shutdown would…

US Airlines Experiencing System Outages

Some major US airlines are dealing with system-wide outages Monday morning. And it appears to be impacting flights in Northern Michigan. Southwest and Delta airlines have both acknowledged on social media that they are experiencing the system issues. They say it’s an issue with a vendor that provides aircraft weight and balance data. The Federal Aviation Administration says United, Jetblue…

President Trump’s Offshore Drilling Executive Order Blocked by Federal Judge

A federal judge is blocking an executive order from President Trump to allow offshore drilling in the Arctic Ocean. The judge says the order is “unlawful and invalid.” This ruling means a drilling ban for much of the Arctic Ocean off of Alaska will go back into effect. President Trump issued the executive order nearly two years ago. It reversed…