Author: Johnathon Gustin

West Branch Community Rallies to Help Retirees Displaced By Fire

A senior living facility had to be evacuated Saturday night after a fire in Ogemaw County. Central dispatch says a small fire broke out at the brook retirement community in West Branch They say almost 60 residents had to be evacuated. West Branch Public School buses helped take the residents to the Knights of Columbus hall around midnight according to…

Coast Guardsman From Ludington Faces Court Martial After Murder Charge

A coast guardsman from Northern Michigan is facing a court-martial after the death of a fellow serviceman in Alaska. Ethan Tucker of Ludington is charged with the murder of 19-year-old Ethan Ketch from Virginia Beach, VA. Military prosecutors say in January, the 21-year-old Tucker beat Kelch and left him in cold waters where he drowned. Tucker’s lawyer says a video…

Traverse City Woman Dead After Crash Near Chums Corner

One person is dead and two others are hurt after a crash in Grand Traverse County. The sheriff’s office says there was a call of a driver with no lights on around 8:30 Friday night on US 31 South near Chums Corner. Three minutes later, another 9-1-1 call reported a serious crash. Deputies say a Traverse City woman was going…

Husband and Wife Closer Than Ever After Christmas Eve Kidney Transplant

A Michigan couple is going into the New Year’s closer than ever after celebrating an incredible Christmas. Vanessa and Logan Bosselar are together again after the doctors deemed their transplant a success. The operation took place early Christmas Eve. Doctors at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit removed Logan’s kidney and gave it to his wife Vanessa. It was a potentially…

Alpena Structure Fire Damages House, Nearby Buildings

Fire fighters say no one was hurt after a structure fire Thursday night in Alpena. The department says crews went to a two story house on Miler Street around 8:45 p.m. They say they found the home fully engulfed in flames. Fire crews were able to put it out but there was heavy damage to the structure. Neighboring buildings were…

Midland Co. Deputies: Northern Michigan Woman Dies in Crash

Deputies say a northern Michigan woman died in a crash Wednesday night in Midland County. They say Valerie Mears of Lake was driving on west on M-20 Wednesday night around 11:30 p.m. They say her car crossed the center line in Greendale Township and hit a car going the other direction. The sheriff’s office says Mears was pronounced dead at…

Federal Mandate Raises Age Limit to Buy Tobacco Products

A new federal law sets the minimum age to buy tobacco products at 21 years old. President Donald Trump signed measure as a part of the agreement to fund the federal government. A group of Republican and Democratic senators have wanted the measure for some time. They finally got it pushed through by attaching it to a bill that had…

Chemical Cleanup of Green Ooze Continues in Suburban Detroit

Environmental crews continued cleanup efforts around a suburban Detroit freeway and in a shuttered industrial firm after a dangerous chemical seeped onto the roadway. Workers finished vacuuming sewers and working inside Madison Heights-based Electro-Plating Services. The green chemical oozed from the building’s basement on Friday and entered an I-696 storm sewer. Officials say the ooze is water contaminated with a…

Flint Water Probe: Update Expected in 2020

An update is expected in early 2020 regarding a criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis. It’s been dubbed one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in U.S. history. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she trusts Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel “to do the right thing” in the city’s water crisis probe. Flint faced a health emergency after lead from old…