Author: Johnathon Gustin

Gov. Whitmer’s Scholarship Proposals Get Vote of Confidence From Michigan Chamber of Commerce

Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s scholarship proposals are getting a big boost from the business community. The two programs aim to help future high school graduates and older students learn new job skills. President and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Rich Studley says he pledges full support of her proposals. They are known as the Michigan Reconnect and the Michigan…

DNR Warns of Invasive Spotted Lanternflies

As the weather warms up life is returning to Northern Michigan. However, there is one bug heading for the state and the Department of Natural Resources wants you to keep an eye out for it. The spotted lanternflies are originally from Southeast Asia. The invasive species found its way to Pennsylvania four years ago and has slowly spread across six…

Work Slated to Start on Muskegon River ‘Dragon’ Biking Trail

Michigan is known for its many incredible trails. From snowmobiling to hiking there’s something for everyone. For those that live for biking, the Dragon Trail is being built with them in mind. A proposed trail Newaygo and Mecosta counties could draw bikers from all over the country. The trail will cover more than 47 miles along the Muskegon River. It…

Boardman Township Fire & Rescue Warns of High Fire Danger

A wildfire broke out earlier Sunday in Grand Traverse County. Boardman Township Fire and Rescue wants to warn you about fire danger. They say they helped the Fife Lake Springfield Fire Department with a wildfire there. Central dispatch says the fire spread to at least five acres. The map shows the latest fire danger ratings across the state. Much of…

‘Kid-ing’ Around in Newaygo County; Deputies Find Two Wandering Goats

Photo by Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office Having a sense of humor is always helpful when dealing with stressful situations that “kids” can cause. In this case, it is kids as in young goats. The Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office shared these pictures on social media. Photo by Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office They joked saying “some people think we just horse around,…

Section of Trail Flooded in Lake County

Photo by Lake County Sheriff’s Office If you are thinking of hitting the trails this weekend to take advantage of the warmer weather, make sure you double check it is clear before heading out. Part of the Little Manistee Trail’s east loop looks to be completely flooded. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says they do not recommend going through the…

Two-Vehicle Crash in Kalkaska County Leaves One Person Dead

One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Kalkaska County. Troopers say it happened on Co. RD 612 and Crawford Lake Rd around 3 p.m. Saturday. They say there was a two-vehicle rollover crash. Troopers report one person died and two more suffered critical injuries. One of the injured had to be flown out by Aero-Med for treatment. State…

Detroit Red Wings Legend, Steve Yzerman to be Named Red Wings GM

Detroit legend and hall of famer Steve Yzerman will be the Red Wings next general manager. Picture by Dave Hogg Royal Oak, MI According to numerous, Yzerman will be introduced as the new GM during a press conference Friday afternoon. Current GM, Ken Holland, will remain as senior vice president. Yzerman left his job as the Tampa Bay Lightning’s general…

French Investigators Believe Electrical Short Circuit to be Cause of Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

French investigators believe they’ve figured out what caused the devastating fire at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. Police say they believe an electrical short-circuit sparked the flame. The 850 year old structure was undergoing renovations when it caught fire on Monday. It burned for nine hours destroying large parts of the cathedral. Investigators have already interviewed at least 40…