Author: Johnathon Gustin

EGLE: Boat at Bottom of Grand Traverse Bay Needs to Be Removed

State officials say a boat at the bottom of Grand Traverse Bay needs to be removed. In June, we told you the U.S. Coast Guard rescued ten people off of a sinking cruiser. The 33-foot-long boat started to take on water and its passengers were able to radio for help. The Department of Environmental Quality says they do not want…

Michigan Reporting 343 New COVID-19 Cases, 0 Deaths

For the first time since March, the state of Michigan is reporting no new coronavirus deaths. However, the number of new cases is still growing. State health officials reported 343 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the total confirmed to 65,876. The death toll stands at 5,972. According to Michigan.gov/coronavirus, the last time there were no new deaths were reported…

Possible COVID-19 Exposure at Grand Traverse YMCA

The Grand Traverse YMCA says some of their visitors have tested positive for COVID-19. This is the lists of possible exposures times and places: Monday, June 29, 8 – 9 a.m. Wellness floor: General Tuesday, June 30, 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Wellness floor: Free weight area Wednesday, July 1, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00p.m. Wellness floor: Free weight area Thursday,…

Teenager Killed in Rollover Crash

The Manistee County Sheriff’s Office says a teenager is dead after an early-morning crash. Around 4 a.m. Saturday, deputies were called to Merkey Road in Filer Township. They say a 20-year-old from Scottville was going west when they lost control. Their Jeep rolled over and hit a utility pole. Deputies say the passenger, 18-year-old Sydney Riggs, was not wearing her…

Michigan Reporting New 398 COVID-19 Cases, 3 Deaths

Michigan health officials are reporting 398 new COVID-19 cases and three more deaths. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 65,533 and 5,975 deaths. As of Friday, 52,841 people are listed as recovered. This is up 1,742 from June 26. For cases in individual counties and more information go to michigan.gov/coronavirus. Categories: Coronavirus

EGLE Awards Grants to Protect, Improve Water Quality in Grand Traverse Co.

EGLE awarded two northern Michigan organizations with grants to help the region’s water quality. The Watershed Center of Grand Traverse Bay is getting more than $700,000. Improvements will be made to the Kids Creek Watershed to reduce storm water impact. They will also conduct an e-coli impairment study on Mitchell Creek after heavy rain caused raw sewage to flow into…

Michigan State Police Continue Increased Patrols on M-115

State police say they’re continuing increased patrols on M-115 to try and make travel safer. The 2020 traffic intuitive focused on areas between M-37 to U.S. 10. They say this is the area they get the most complaints about. State police hope to keep drivers at safe speeds and reduce accidents with extra patrols. From April through June, they say…