Author: Johnathon Gustin

Southwest Airlines Seeing Spike in Mechanical Issues

US senators are demanding answers for why one of the nation’s largest airlines is dealing with a spike in mechanical issues. More than 40 Southwest planes per day are being grounded for maintenance problems, more than twice the normal amount. The airline is declaring an “operational emergency”. CFO Mike Van De Ven is blaming the mechanics union for work disruptions….

President Trump To Nominate Jeffrey Rosen as New Deputy Attorney General

President Trump will nominate a new deputy attorney general. According to a White House press release, it will be Deputy Transportation Secretary Jeffrey Rosen. Rosen previously worked in the White House during President George W. Bush’s administration. He’ll replace Rod Rosenstein in the position, who’s expected to leave next month. It is unknown how Rosenstein’s departure will impact the special…

Legal Challenges Grow Against President Trump’s Emergency Declaration

Legal challenges against the president’s declaration of national emergency are starting to grow. Sixteen states are suing the president, arguing he does not have the constitutional authority. President Trump declared a national emergency Friday to use military funds to build a US-Mexico border wall. The White House is also facing lawsuits from Texas land owners who could have property seized…

Gov. Whitmer to Visit Northern Michigan Community Colleges and Traverse City

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will be in Northern Michigan for her “Home for Opportunity” tour Monday, Feb. 17. She will visit Muskegon Community College at 9 a.m. and West Shore Community College at 11:00 a.m. The governor will be learning about the innovative programs and opportunities both colleges are offer. Then she will be at the Traverse City Chamber at 1:30…

Regulators Seek to Pull Licenses of Funeral Home for Unburied Fetuses

State regulators want to revoke the licenses of the Detroit funeral home after remains of fetuses were found in boxes in the home’s freezers. They also want to revokes the licenses of the home’s managers as well. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs announced Friday it had completed its investigation of the Perry Funeral Home. The Perry Funeral Home…

MSU to Setup New ‘Healing Fund’ for the Victims of Larry Nassar

Michigan State University says it will set up a new fund to help the victims of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse. This comes after the university’s former interim president, John Engler, froze the support fund last summer. MSU’s Board of Trustees wants to setup the new fund very quickly. It could be finalized sometime this week. This fund is also separate…

Dogs Rescued from South Korea Headed for Michigan Shelter

Hundreds of dogs from a South Korean dog meat farm have been rescued by the U.S Humane Society and Humane Society International. Now a group of them are headed for Michigan. The Midland County Humane society is expecting to receive five to ten of the canines late Tuesday night. They will include breeds which are rare in Michigan like a…

Amazon Cancelling Plan For New York Headquarters

Online mega-retailer and tech company Amazon is canceling their plans to build a second headquarters in New York City. This follows backlash from residents and local leadership. Amazon said in a statement many state and local politicians opposed the company’s presence and would not work with them. New York was a part of a list of 20 cities where Amazon…

Former Air Force Intelligence Specialist Accused of Spying

A former Air force intelligence specialist is being accused of spying for Iran. The department of justice says Monica Witt worked with Iran to gain access to u-s intelligence systems with malware. And that she also created so-called “target packages” for Iran to identify and track down u-s agents. Assistant attorney general John Demers says she used her government background…

Fedral Judge Rules Manafort Deliberately Lied

A federal judge has ruled Paul Manafort deliberately lied to special counsel Robert Mueller’s team. This means a plea deal for president trump’s former campaign chairman would be voided. In her ruling, Judge Amy Berman Jackson said “Manafort intentionally made multiple false statements to the FBI, the office of the special counsel and the grand jury concerning matters that were…