Author: Johnathon Gustin

Petoskey Man Charged in Connection to Break-Ins of Springvale Twp. Home

The Emmet County Sheriff’s Office is looking for your help in a breaking and entering investigation. Deputies say they responded to a larceny complaint Friday in Springvale Township. According to their investigation, a Petoskey man repeatedly broke into a home between March and June. They say he stole multiple items. The man was arrested Monday and is charged with home…

Troopers Arrest Mt. Pleasant Man After Foot Chase in Clare Co.

A wanted Mount Pleasant man is in jail after running from troopers in Clare County. Around noon on Tuesday, state police say they saw a vehicle with no license plate and a cracked windshield in Garfield Township. When they tried to pull it over, it sped off. The suspect then made two different stops once in a wooded area and…

3 Northern Michigan Airports Receive Funding for PFAS Testing

Three northern Michigan airports are getting thousands of dollars in grants for PFAS testing. Cherry Capital, Manistee Blacker, and Pellston Regional airports are each receiving more than $230,000. It’s part of a $2.5 million effort going to 11 airports across the state. PFAS was found or suspected to have been used in firefighting foam at these locations. The action response…

Health Officials: Avoid Foam on Lakes, Rivers with High PFAS Levels

Health officials are warning swimmers to avoid foam on Michigan lakes and rivers. That’s because in lakes and rivers contaminated with PFAS, it can become concentrated in that foam. PFAS are chemicals with links to multiple health problems, including cancer. PFAS foam looks different from naturally occurring foam because it’s bright white, lightweight and piles up like shaving cream. You…

Mackinaw City Police Investigating Murder-Suicide

Police say a mother and child are dead after a murder-suicide at a Mackinaw City hotel. Sunday afternoon Mackinaw City police say a man reported his girlfriend had killed herself at a hotel on South Huron Street. When officers arrived, they say they found the bodies of a Grand Rapids woman and her 11-year-old son. They say the woman shot…

NMC Approves of Budget with No Tuition Increase for 2020-2021 School Year

Northwestern Michigan College says it has balanced its budget for the 2020-2021 school year without increasing tuition. The board of trustees unanimously voted to keep the cost per credit hour the same. That goes for all students whether in district or international. NMC’s president says they want students to know the college is dedicated to helping them succeed. In doing…

Wexford County First Responders Battle Vehicle Fire

Emergency responders say they battled a vehicle fire Saturday night in Wexford County. Deputies, area fire departments, and medics were called to an accident in Haring Township around 9:30 p.m. They say a Lake County driver was going south on Mackinaw Trail when they lost control. The vehicle went into a ditch and flipped over. Sometime after the crash, it caught…

Drivers Get New Insurance Options This Week

Michigan drivers will be facing new choices when buying or renewing insurance starting Thursday. The state currently has the highest auto premiums in the country. Personal injury protection generally makes up almost half of that cost. Now the annual Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association fee is dropping from $220 to $100. Drivers can also keep that $100 if they opt out of…

Police Looking for Arsonist After Fire in Newaygo Park

Officers in Newaygo are looking for answers after a portable bathroom was set on fire. The fire department says the fire broke out in Henning Park around 2 a.m. Saturday The parks and recreation department says this is the first time something like this has happened. They say they hope to find whoever is responsible so no one else’s property…