Author: Johnathon Gustin

Midland County Man Wins $350,000 on the Michigan Big Spin Show

A Midland County man is having a great start to the holiday season after winning big with the Michigan lottery. Timothy Bissa won $350,000 after spinning the prize wheel on The Big Spin show. He says he has a long to-do list so the prize helps takes a weight off his shoulders. Bissa says at the top of that list…

UPDATE: Sheriff’s Office Says Missing Lake City Man Located

The Missaukee County Sheriff’s office says Roger Phelps has been located. They say they thank everyone in the community for their help in the search. Updated Sunday, Dec. 22 at 7:40 p.m. Original article below. The Missaukee County Sheriff’s Office says Lake City man with dementia has been reported missing. Deputies say Roger Phelps was last seen Sunday around 1…

Two People Killed After Crash in Otsego County

State police say two people are dead after a crash Sunday in I-75 in Otsego County. Troopers believe a driver going the wrong way on the interstate caused the incident. I-75 Southbound by mile marker 282 was closed for around three hours after the crash.

BREAKING: Body Found in Benzie County

The Benzie County Sheriff’s Office says a body was found Saturday north of Honor. They say it was discovered in 3 feet of water by Indian Hill Rd. and Hooker Rd., an area flooded by the Platte River. Investigators say there are no initial signs of foul play and the body is currently in the process of being identified. Stay…

5th Circuit Court Rules Part of Affordable Care Act is Unconstitutional

In this update, a federal appeals court says part of the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. The 5th Circuit Court ruled Wednesday that the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act is invalid. It follows a similar 2018 ruling in a Texas district court. Both courts said when the tax on people without insurance was dropped to zero in 2017,…

Gov. Whitmer Says She’s Not Giving Up on Fixing The Roads

Gov. Whitmer says she’s not giving up on her effort to fix Michigan’s roads. Wednesday she told reporters she is working on an alternative to her proposed 45 cent per gallon gas tax increase. That plan went nowhere in the Republican legislature. She says it would be “unwise” to push forward with the same plan. Governor Whitmer says people will…

Millions of Americans Could Lose Access to Food Stamps

3.7 million Americans could lose access to federal food stamps if proposed changes to the program get approved. The Supplemental Nutrition Program known as SNAP gives an average of $127 per month to people in need. That’s less than $2 a day for food. A proposed change would remove automatic enrollment for families that qualify for other federal benefits. It…

Democrats Push for Rep. Amash to Become Senate Impeachment Manager

A group of freshmen Democrats is pushing a Michigan representative to become the impeachment manager for the Senate’s trial. Justin Amash has been outspoken about his support for impeaching President Trump. The Michigan lawmaker left the Republican Party after criticizing the president. He’s now an independent. A group of 30 freshman Democrats say Amash could reach conservative voters in a…

Great Lakes Potato Chip Co. Sells Out of Purple Potato Chips

Traverse City-based Great Lakes Potato Chip Co. says they have sold out of purple chips. You may have noticed the unique snack if you were out shopping in Traverse City, East Lansing, Ann Arbor or Detroit. They were developed between the chip company and Michigan State University’s potato program. Researchers spent two decades cross-breeding spuds to develop the blackberry potato….