Author: Johnathon Gustin

Leelanau Co. Woman Arrested for Assaulting an Officer

A Leelanau County woman is in jail after hitting a deputy Thursday night. Deputies say they went to a home in Suttons Bay around six for a domestic situation. They say they were told a woman was freaking out after taking cocaine and Adderall. When deputies arrived, they say the woman was acting aggressive and then hit one of the…

General Motors: Over 1,300 Temp Workers will be Promoted to Full Time

General Motors says more than 1,300 temporary workers will soon be promoted to full time. The company says the jobs will be at 14 GM facilities across the country and the promotions will happen before the end of March. This announcement comes after the UAW strike at GM plants in the fall. Some of the reasons for the strike included…

Ontario City Alarmed by Accidental Nuclear Power Plant Emergency Alert

Canadians near Toronto got an alarming wake-up call Sunday morning after receiving a nuclear power plant emergency alert. Ontario Power Generation issued a statement saying the alert from the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station was sent by mistake. The corporation also clarified that there was never any emergency or danger. Pickering’s mayor is now demanding answers about why and how the…

Alpena Fire Fighters Conduct Ice Rescue Training

Alpena firefighters took a polar plunge this weekend for ice rescue training. The personnel from the city’s fire department worked Saturday and Sunday on Ice Rescue Tech drills. The department describes it as preparing for a “high risk, low frequency” type of emergency. They say the participants will go on to share what they learned this weekend with the rest…

UPDATE: State Police Arrest Suspect in Roscommon County Shooting

In this update, state police say they have a suspect in custody after a shooting in Roscommon County. Troopers say they received a call around 8 p.m. Saturday that someone was shooting out windows in Roscommon Township. According to MSP, witnesses told troopers two vehicles fled from a residence on West Houghton Lake Dr. soon after gunshots were heard. Officers…

Gov. Whitmer and Safety Advocates Push for Anti-Distracted Driving Bill

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and safety advocates are looking to put a stop to distracted driving. Their goal is to stop drivers from using their cell phones while they are behind the wheel. The ban is already in effect for teens on a learner’s permit. Currently, 21 states ban all drivers of all ages from using cell phones while a vehicle…

Person Arrested for Drunk Driving, Causing Accident in Mecosta County

Deputies say a crash in Mecosta County landed one person in the hospital and another in jail. The sheriff’s office says it happened around 5:30 Wednesday afternoon on U.S. 131 near 11 Mile Road. They say a car was heading north in the south bound lane. Two cars swerved to avoid it and ended up crashing into each other. A…

Detroit Ooze Cleanup: EPA Collects Thousands of Gallons of Waste

In this update, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has collected thousands of gallons of waste from a contaminated site in Detroit. Green ooze spilled onto the highway in Madison Heights around two weeks ago. Investigators say it came from the closed business known as Electro-Plating Services. The company was ordered to shut down back in 2016. Its owner was sentenced…

Midland Students Build Record Toilet Paper Pyramid

Young Michigan engineers put their talents to the test in an attempt to break a world record using toilet paper. Robotics students have used more than 27,000 rolls of toilet paper to make this structure. It’s at Bullock Creek High School in Midland. This is an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the tallest toilet paper pyramid. Students…