Author: Meredith St. Henry

Fires in Northern California Strain Crews With High Winds, Hot Temperatures

Two sets of wildfires are still burning in Northern California, and firefighters are having trouble containing the flames. So far, the Zogg Fire north of Sacramento and the Glass Fire in wine country are responsible for destroying more than 100 buildings. And 80,000 people had to leave their homes. For the next 48 hours while fire crews work to contain the…

Sen. Peters Releases Report Detailing Investigation Into Postmaster General DeJoy

Michigan Senator Gary Peters released a report detailing the investigation into U.S. Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy. DeJoy is accused of implementing operational changes that hurt mail delivery services. In the report, Peters cites USPS data showing a steep increase in delays nationwide. It also claims data from Michigan confirms a sharp drop in on-time delivery. Which, in the Detroit area,…

Kalkaska First Responders Presented with Lifesaving Awards

Two members of our local law enforcement were honored this week for their heroic work during a house fire last month. Back on August 19, a home in Kalkaska caught on fire while a woman and her granddaughter were inside. The granddaughter pulled her grandmother out of a burning room but couldn’t get her all the way out of the…

Lake Man Dies in Isabella Co. Motorcycle Crash

Police say a man from Lake died on Tuesday after a crash in Isabella County. The sheriff’s office says it happened on Vandecar in Gilmore Township. Deputies say a pickup truck was turning left onto Herrick Road just before noon when the driver pulled in front of the motorcycle. The 74-year-old man crashed into the side of the truck and…

Michigan Health Officials Confirm First Case of West Nile Virus in Humans

Michigan has its first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus in 2020. The Department of Health and Human Services say it’s a person from Wayne County. They also warn Eastern Equine Encephalitis, known as EEE, is being found in more Michigan horses. Both viruses can cause severe illnesses and in extreme cases death. The health department recommends wearing long…

Two Teens Arrested for Vandalizing Buildings, Stealing from Liquor Store in Isabella Co.

State police say they caught two teenagers after reports of vandalism and theft in Isabella County. Monday, troopers say they began investigating vulgar graffiti at an apartment complex in Union Township. They believe a nearby liquor store was also broken into by those responsible for the graffiti. Troopers recovered about $3,500 worth of merchandise from the liquor store at a…

Wyoming Man Charged with Assault, Reckless Driving in Benzie Co.

We now know the name of a Wyoming man charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and reckless driving. Michigan State Police say they arrested Todd Norris in downtown Beulah, in the early morning of August 22. Benzie County Central Dispatch received multiple calls about a man driving out of control. Police say Norris was chasing another man on foot…

SSCENT Arrests Two Men for Delivering Drugs in Oceana Co.

Two men face charges for delivering multiple drugs in Oceana County. Following a traffic stop, detectives from the SSCENT Narcotics Team arrested Drew Jackson and Leif Hollis. Jackson is charged with delivery of cocaine and both men are charged with delivery of MDMA. Detectives also found more than $1,000 of cash in the car. Both men posted bond at the…