Author: Johnathon Gustin

Northern Michigan Family Relocates Wedding to Father’s Hospital

Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life. One Northern Michigan bride didn’t want her father to miss hers. Jaslyn Kitchen was supposed to marry her fiancé Scott on Friday near their home in Cadillac. But her father, Rick, had a stroke last month and has been recovering downstate. Once it was clear he wouldn’t be…

Polar Plunges Raise Thousands of Dollars For Michigan Special Olympics

Special Olympics Michigan 2020 Polar Plunge – Mt Pleasant Saturday’s weather did not stop people from taking a dip in a very cool pool to help out a beloved organization. Hundreds jumped in icy waters to raise money for Michigan Special Olympics in Polar Plunges across the state. The combined total from the Mt. Pleasant, Saginaw, Alpena, Lake City and…

SANE Arrests Two for Selling Crack Cocaine, Crystal Meth in Gaylord

The Straits Area Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested two people for selling crack cocaine and crystal meth in the Gaylord area. Antonio Segrest and Lashonda Singleton are both from the Flint area. They were arrested Tuesday after selling the drugs to SANE. Detectives found more drugs on them when they were arrested as well as cash and other evidence. Segrest and…

Federal Judge Rules Parts of Michigan’s Sex Offender Registry Unconstitutional

A federal judge has ruled parts of Michigan’s sex offender registry unconstitutional. This decision comes from U.S. District Court Judge Robert Cleland. Some of the unconstitutional portions have been identified in areas of registration and reporting requirements, loitering restrictions and residency exclusions. Cleland says he anticipates his ruling will push Lansing to create a new statute that would be constitutional….

TRIDENT Arrests Two After Meth Lab Investigation in Sault Ste. Marie

Two people are in jail after Sault Ste. Marie detectives tracked them buying materials used for meth. Trishann Cook and Steven Cruickshank are facing multiple charges for meth production. TRIDENT says they followed the two on Thursday as they made purchases around Sault Ste Marie. Following a search of their car and home, they say they found evidence of prior…

Man Killed in Duck Lake Snowmobile Crash

A man is dead after a snowmobile crash Saturday night in Montcalm county. Michigan State Police say they were called to Duck Lake around 9 p.m. They report a man from Crystal was driving his snowmobile across the ice when he crashed into the shore of the lake’s island. Troopers say he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alpena Man Killed in House Fire

Crews say an elderly man is dead after a fire in Alpena. The Alpena Fire Department responded to a structure fire on La Forest Avenue around 11 a.m. Saturday. They say they found heavy smoke and flames coming from a broken window. A police officer and an off-duty firefighter attempted to rescue an elderly couple but were pushed back by…

Cheboygan Co. Sheriff Concerned About Ice Conditions, Provides Safety Tips

The recent warmer weather is causing concerns over thin ice in Cheboygan County. The sheriff’s office says the ice conditions in Cheboygan County are usually good this time of year, but on deeper lakes, like Mullet Lake, ice is as thin as four inches. The sheriff also warns it’s even thinner around river mouths and creeks. He says everyone should…