Karie Herringa

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates to Meet in Final Debate

The three Democratic candidates vying to be Michigan’s next governor will meet once again for a debate Thursday night in Detroit. This will be the final debate for the candidates with the primary election just a few weeks away. This will be the last time Gretchen Whitmer, Abdul El-Sayed and Shri Thanedar have a chance to publicly make their case…

Hook & Hunting: Bear Hunting Clinics

If you’re looking to hone your hunting skills and learn all there is to know about bear hunting, this summer is your chance. Three bear hunting clinics will be held at the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center in Cadillac in the next month. It is run by the DNR along with experienced hunters and covers everything from rules…

Two Apparent Shark Attacks On 2 Children Reported in New York

Beach-goers in New York are on edge after two apparent shark attacks on two children Wednesday.  The incidents forced officials to shut down two popular beaches off Long Island for the rest of the day. The first suspected attack happened Wednesday morning. A 13-year-old boy was pulled from the water after something attacked him. Emergency responders say they pulled a…

Federal Watchdog Calls On EPA to Strengthen Drinking Water Systems

A federal watchdog is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen drinking water systems in the wake of the Flint water crisis. The report given to the EPA asks that they take steps now in order to react more quickly in times of public health emergencies. Flint’s tap water first became contaminated in 2014 after officials made a money…

Man Accused of Pointing Gun at Grand Traverse Co. Deputy Now Charged

The man accused of pointing a gun at a Grand Traverse County deputy has just been charged. Sam Carpenter is charged with assaulting a police officer. On Tuesday, deputies were called to Cherryland Mobile Home Park for reports of a suicidal man.  A standoff started when they got there. That’s when Carpenter came out of the home and pointed what…

Lt. Gov. Calley: Naloxone Orders More Than Double in Past 3 Months

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley says naloxone orders have more than doubled in the last three months.  Naloxone is an overdose reversal drug that will help save someone from overdosing. The governor’s office says Michigan pharmacies have dispensed more than 3,100 orders from April to July 1. More than half were filled through prescriptions. Michigan gave the O.K. back in May…

Ferris State University Hockey Player Accused of Sexually Assaulting Student

A Ferris State University hockey player is facing sexual assault charges. Darren Smith is facing three sex crime charges, including a felony charge punishable by up to life in prison. Darren Smith is one of the goalies for the Ferris State ice hockey team.  He is now facing three counts of first-degree criminal sexual assault, including injuring the victim while…

Newaygo Co. Deputies Need Help Finding Suspect Accused of Stealing Cars

The Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help tracking down a man who they say stole multiple cars in the area.  Deputies are looking for Ian Davis. Investigators say he’s known to spend time in Newaygo, Montcalm and Kent counties, and we’ve learned it’s not the first time he’s been in trouble. Davis was previously charged with home…