Author: Johnathon Gustin

Enrollment for Online College Classes Setting Records

Michigan universities are seeing record rates for online summer classes. Nine out of 10 institutions project growth in summer enrollment. Two-thirds of schools say they are anticipating at least a 4% or more increase during summer marking periods. This is an unexpected boost for colleges that are facing tight budgets because of the pandemic. Some teachers say they have been pleasantly…

Michigan Reports 252 COVID-19 Cases, 4 Deaths

For the first time in almost a week, Michigan’s single-day coronavirus case count is below 300. On Sunday, the state said there were 252 new positive tests. This is the lowest single-day count since Tuesday. In total, 63,261 cases have been confirmed in Michigan. The state’s death toll is at 5,911 after four additional deaths. On Friday, more than 51,099…

MSP Divers Searching For Missing Man on Lake Margrethe

State police divers are looking for a missing 28-year-old man on a Crawford County’s Lake Margrethe. The search was triggered Saturday when a boat washed ashore on without anyone on it. The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office then called in MSP’s Marine Services Team to assist with the search. Roscommon County’s dive team is also reported to be helping. Stay with…

Midland Police Discover Body After Hit-and-Run

Police say a body was discovered near downtown Midland. It happened on Friday night around 11 p.m. when an officer was on patrol on US-10 West near Ashman. The department says the person appears to be the victim of a hit-and-run. They say they have yet to confirm the victim’s identity or the type of vehicle involved. If you know anything…

State Police: Chippewa County Man Hospitalized With Gunshot Wound

The Michigan State Police says a Chippewa County man had to be taken to the hospital early Saturday morning after he was shot. Troopers say were called to a home in Trout Lake Township around 1 a.m., where they found a man with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. Troopers say this was an isolated…

Man Wanted For Attempted Murder Found Dead

Police say a man wanted for attempted murder is dead after leading officers on a chase. The Cadillac Police Department says they were called to a home on the 2600 Block of Sunnyside Dr. around 2 a.m Saturday. They found a man there who claimed he was shot twice by Nathan Hornback and had corresponding wounds. Witnesses told officers after…

Paris Woman Dies in Mecosta Co. Car Crash

Deputies say a woman is dead after a crash in Mecosta County. The sheriff’s office says they were called to Northland Drive in Green Township around 6:30 Thursday morning. They say a car crossed into the path of an oncoming pickup. The car’s driver, Shannon Lucas of Paris, had to be freed from the wreck before being taken to the…

Waterford Woman Arrested After Police Chase Across Mackinac Bridge

A Waterford woman was arrested after leading officers on a chase and driving across the Mackinac Bridge on flat tires. Around 9 Thursday morning, state police in Otsego County say they stopped a car on I-75. They say the female driver then took off. Cheboygan deputies later saw the car on I-75. They say they used spike strips but the…

Legislation Sent to Governor Would Allow for Deferral of Summer Taxes for Some

A new bill could push back property tax payments for those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic or last month’s flooding. The typical deadline for summer property taxes is September 14. It would be moved to March 2021 under this legislation Interest would not start until June. Another bill would give short-term financing to local governments who’ve had budgets impacted by…