Author: Johnathon Gustin

Gaylord Man to Spend Up to 30 Years in Prison for Peeping in Windows

A Gaylord man could spend up to three decades behind bars following a state police investigation into peeping. In May troopers began investigating a complaint about a man peeping in the Michaywe area. After talking with residents, they found reports went back to July of last year. MSP says Michael Estes of Gaylord confessed to inappropriately touching himself in front…

Gov. Whitmer: Legislature Should Help Pause Medicaid Work Rules

Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she wants to pause work requirements for Medicaid expansion health plans, but says she needs the Legislature’s support. Starting January 1, people in Michigan’s Medicaid expansion program must show 80 hours of workforce engagement per month. These requirements were passed last year by then-Governor Snyder and the Republican-controlled Legislature. Governor Whitmer says lawmakers should work with…

Munson Medical Center Must Post Signs Asserting Nurses’ Rights

The National Labor Relations Board just released a ruling in favor of nurses at a northern Michigan hospital. The Michigan Nurses Association filed a charge with the National Labor Relations Board. It comes after a nurse at Munson Medical Center says she was threatened for talking about the impact of working excessive hours. The National Labor Relations Board ruled that…

100+ Antique Snowmobiles to Take Part in ‘Snowmobile the Mac’ Event

More than 100 antique snowmobiles will soon be crossing the Mackinac Bridge. It’s for the fourth annual Snowmobile the Mac. Riders cross over from Mackinaw City up to St. Ignace. The St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce says the event first started in 2016 with more than 3 dozen antique snowmobiles. To participate, your snowmobile must be at least 25 years…

Gov. Whitmer Launches Campaign to Get Students to Fill Out FAFSA

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is launching a campaign to get more students to fill out college aid information. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly referred to as FAFSA, is for current and future college students. It helps determine how much financial aid students can qualify for. The governor’s office says the completion rate was down this year to 55.9%….

3 Officers Shot By Home Intruder in Comstock Township

Three Michigan officers are hurt after being shot by a man who police say held a family hostage. Police in Comstock Township, about 60 miles south of Grand Rapids, responded to calls of a home intruder Sunday night. Officers say when they got there, they heard gunshots inside the home. They rushed in and the man opened fire. The suspect…

Federal Trial for Rep. Larry Inman Begins Tuesday

The federal trial of state Representative Larry Inman begins Tuesday. Inman represents all of Grand Traverse County. He is charged with attempted bribery, extortion, and lying to the FBI. This comes from conversations he had with a carpenters union in June of 2018. Prosecutors say Inman tried to sell his vote on prevailing wage laws. His lawyers argue the state…

Marion Women Sentenced for Delivery, Manufacturing Meth

In Clare County a woman will spend time in prison for the delivery and manufacturing of meth. Last month Kelly Schmidt of Marion pleaded guilty to both drug charges. This follows two separate investigations by the county sheriff’s department. On Monday, a judge sentenced Schmidt to 14 months to 20 years in prison for each count. These sentences will be…

Discovery of Lion Cub Mummies Surprises Archaeologists

For Egyptologists and scientists, it’s always a thrill to discover mummies that have been hidden away for thousands of years. And this weekend they got a real treat. They found mummified lion cubs. Five lion cubs, to be exact. Plus several cats, birds and crocodiles were all found in a large necropolis in Egypt. They’re on display at the step…