Author: Johnathon Gustin

Mid-Michigan Flooding: Timeline of Events

President Trump approved of a major disaster declaration for Michigan Counties devastated by flooding. The declaration unlocks money and resources to help families and businesses rebuild after the Edenville Dam failed, sending water thrashing through mid-Michigan communities. Here’s a look back at what’s happened since the devastating flooding. On May 19, Governor Whitmer declared a state of emergency for Midland…

Chippewa County Fair Canceled Due to COVID-19

The virus has led to another cancellation of a northern Michigan event. The 2020 Chippewa County Fair has been canceled. The board says it was a hard decision but with cases increasing in the tri county area, everyone’s health and safety had to come first. Crowd size restrictions and zip lines being the only permitted amusement ride also were factors….

Farwell Teen in Critical Condition After Motorcycle Crash

A teenager is in critical condition after a motorcycle crash in Clare County. It happened Wednesday afternoon on West Surrey Road near South Old State Ave. in Surrey Township. Clare County deputies say a 17-year-old from Farwell passed a vehicle and lost control of his motorcycle. He went in to a ditch and hit a gate, throwing him off the…

Republic National Distributing Co. Fined $3 Million for Liquor Shortage

Michigan’s largest liquor distributor got fined $3 million. It’s for delays in shipping alcohol to vendors. Last November, we told you restaurants and stores were having issues getting deliveries from Republic National Distributing Co. It has now admitted to 88 violations of state law to settle an investigation into supply shortages. The agreement requires an independent audit for RNDC, requires…

EGLE: Boat at Bottom of Grand Traverse Bay Needs to Be Removed

State officials say a boat at the bottom of Grand Traverse Bay needs to be removed. In June, we told you the U.S. Coast Guard rescued ten people off of a sinking cruiser. The 33-foot-long boat started to take on water and its passengers were able to radio for help. The Department of Environmental Quality says they do not want…

Michigan Reporting 343 New COVID-19 Cases, 0 Deaths

For the first time since March, the state of Michigan is reporting no new coronavirus deaths. However, the number of new cases is still growing. State health officials reported 343 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the total confirmed to 65,876. The death toll stands at 5,972. According to Michigan.gov/coronavirus, the last time there were no new deaths were reported…