Author: Johnathon Gustin

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…

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.