Author: Johnathon Gustin

Gov. Whitmer and Safety Advocates Push for Anti-Distracted Driving Bill

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and safety advocates are looking to put a stop to distracted driving. Their goal is to stop drivers from using their cell phones while they are behind the wheel. The ban is already in effect for teens on a learner’s permit. Currently, 21 states ban all drivers of all ages from using cell phones while a vehicle…

Person Arrested for Drunk Driving, Causing Accident in Mecosta County

Deputies say a crash in Mecosta County landed one person in the hospital and another in jail. The sheriff’s office says it happened around 5:30 Wednesday afternoon on U.S. 131 near 11 Mile Road. They say a car was heading north in the south bound lane. Two cars swerved to avoid it and ended up crashing into each other. A…

Detroit Ooze Cleanup: EPA Collects Thousands of Gallons of Waste

In this update, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has collected thousands of gallons of waste from a contaminated site in Detroit. Green ooze spilled onto the highway in Madison Heights around two weeks ago. Investigators say it came from the closed business known as Electro-Plating Services. The company was ordered to shut down back in 2016. Its owner was sentenced…

Midland Students Build Record Toilet Paper Pyramid

Young Michigan engineers put their talents to the test in an attempt to break a world record using toilet paper. Robotics students have used more than 27,000 rolls of toilet paper to make this structure. It’s at Bullock Creek High School in Midland. This is an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the tallest toilet paper pyramid. Students…

Woman Hurt After Rollover Accident in Mecosta County

Deputies say a driver could be seriously hurt after a rollover crash in Mecosta County. The sheriff’s office got the call about the crash on US 131 by Mile Marker 140 around 6 p.m. on Sunday. They say a woman was thrown from her car after it left the road and flipped. She was taken to the hospital for possible…

Michigan at Risk of Losing Seat in Congress Due to Slow Population Growth

The state of Michigan is at risk of losing a seat in congress. The U.S. Census Bureau says the state’s population grew by less than 3,000 people last year. Michigan’s total population is now 9,986,857. While the number of people increased, it was outmatched by the growth of other states. According to the latest estimates, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Montana, North…

Cloverland Electric Hoping to Soon Restore Most Customers’ Power

Significant progress is being made on power outages in the Upper Peninsula. Cloverland Electric has been working for days to turn the lights back on. The utility company says crews from nine other providers have come from across the state to help out. On Tuesday, more than 8,000 homes and businesses were without power in Chippewa County. As of Saturday…

Missaukee County Court House Improves Security

If you have any business at the Missaukee County Court House, you will need to use a different entrance. The county administrator says the front doors are now locked and only serve an emergency exit to improve security. The main courthouse entrance is now through the northwest part of the building that is next to the parking lot.

Cheboygan Police Searching for Breaking and Entering Suspect

Police in Cheboygan need your help finding whoever broke into a local store Saturday morning. Officers say there was a break-in into Louie’s Market between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. They say the suspect got away with a dolly and several cartons of cigarettes. Officers say the person they are looking for is 5 feet 9 inches tall, was wearing…

Chippewa Co. Red Cross Providing Emergency Shelter

In Chippewa County the Red Cross is providing an emergency shelter. It’s located at the Superior Township Hall on M-221 in Brimley. The Red Cross relief trailer has cots, food and other essentials. The township’s fire chief says the shelter is open to anyone as a safe, warm place to stay and recharge their phones. And a warming center at…