Author: Johnathon Gustin

FAA Takes Heat for Previous Approval of Boeing’s 737 Max

Safety experts slamming the FAA for failing to notice red flags and design flaws in the 737 Max. More than 300 people have died in crashes on the Boeing plane. A new report from aviation officials also blames Boeing for its design of the faulty plane. They say Boeing did not fully explain the plane’s anti-stall system to the FAA….

Sexual Assault Case Dropped Against MSU Athletic Trainer

A felony sexual assault case has been dropped against a Michigan State University athletic trainer who had been implicated Larry Nasser sex-abuse scandal. David Jager was charged with assault with intent to commit sex acts in a 20-16 incident involving a woman in Lansing. The Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office told a judge on Friday it was dismissing the charge against…

Pesticides Used to Combat EEE Could Harm Endangered Species

Officials in Michigan are warning the pesticide used to try and kill mosquitos carrying the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus could also kill other important or rare species. The spraying could kill pollinators, like bumblebees, that are essential for Michigan’s agriculture. Bee populations are estimated to contribute $24 billion to the state’s economy. The endangered Mitchell’s satyr butterfly could also be…

Downstate Man Dead After ORV Crash in Osceola County

Deputies say a downstate man is dead after an ORV rollover crash in Osceola County. The sheriff’s office says a 62-year-old man left his home in Macomb County around 10 a.m. on Saturday. They say they were called to check in on him at his cabin in Cedar Township a little after 10 p.m. The sheriff’s office says he had…

Mason County Man Killed in ‘Derby Car’ Crash

Deputies say a man was killed in Mason County last night after a crash with a modified “derby car.” The sheriff’s office says they were called to Tuttle road in Custer Township just before 8 p.m. They say 21-year-old Izeek Ratliff of Scottville was driving north when his Chevrolet Malibu drifted right and hit an embankment. Deputies say the car…

University of Michigan Selected to Host 2020 Presidential Debate

The University of Michigan has been selected to host the second presidential debate of 2020. The Commission on Presidential Debates announced the schedule Friday for the four 2020 general election presidential and vice presidential debates. The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor will host the debate on October 15 of next year. The first presidential debate is also in the…

GM Calling on UAW to End Strike

General Motors is calling on its employees with the United Auto Workers to end their strike. In a letter sent to employees today GM told the union that it’s time the two sides reach a deal. The strike started nearly a month ago on Sep. 16. That work stoppage has put a halt on vehicle production for GM. Anderson Economic…

LARA Suspends License of Traverse City Massage Therapist

A Traverse City man has been charged with sex crimes and had his massage therapist license suspended. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs says it has suspended Jeffry Knapp’s license for allegations of sexual misconduct against patients. Knapp was arrested last month by the Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office. He is charged with third-degree sex crimes as well as…