Author: Meredith St. Henry

Roadwork Begins: US-131 Gets Repaved North of Cadillac

If you travel U.S. 131 around Cadillac, a portion is undergoing roadwork starting August 6. The Michigan Department of Transportation says it will be repaving more than seven miles of the freeway between Boon Road and Old-131, south of Manton. It will also involve the repaving of the on and off ramps at the Boon Road interchange. The project is…

COVID-19 Cases Rise in Rural Communities Across US

Health officials say COVID-19 cases are now rising in rural communities. These areas usually tend to have an older population, and more people on Medicare. Overall, the U.S. has nearly 4.8 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and almost 157,000 deaths. School is also back in session in some communities across the country, including Sumner County, Tennessee. It’s one of 32 states…

Coronavirus Relief Bill Remains at Standstill

Democrats on Capitol Hill and White House negotiators are still at a standstill over the coronavirus relief bill. Both sides say they are “moving closer together,” but a gap still remains between both parties. Democrats are still pushing to keep the $600 weekly unemployment bonus and Republicans still want to slash that down to $200 before cutting it down even…

New Surge of COVID-19 Cases Hit Middle of US

Health experts on the White House Coronavirus Task force are warning there are signs of a new surge in COVID-19 cases among states in the middle of the U.S. Now 15 states and Washington, D.C. have reported an increase in infections. However, cases are plateauing in California even while single day deaths increased. Students and community leaders came together in…

Smoke From California’s Apple Wildfire Can Be Seen From Space

In California, crews are continuing to battle a wildfire burning 80 miles east of Los Angeles. More than 2,500 homes have been evacuated. But at last report, firefighters were able to save all but one home. Investigators say the so-called Apple Wildfire in Cherry Valley was caused by a diesel-fueled car that emitted hot gas from its exhaust system. The…

Hurricane Isaias Tracks Across East Coast

Millions of people remain in the path of hurricane Isaias as it moves up the coast towards Maine. The category 1 hurricane has now made landfall along the border of north and South Carolina. The storm made a direct hit on coastal Carolina Monday night with winds of 85-miles per hour. Heavy rain brought flooding and power outages. The hurricane…

Pres. Trump, Congressional Republicans Reach Agreement on Phase 4 Coronavirus Relief

As Florida continues to be one of the epicenters for the coronavirus, President Trump is canceling part of the Republican National Convention that was planned for Jacksonville, Florida. And the Trump administration and congressional Republicans say they have now reached a fundamental agreement on the phase four coronavirus relief bill. In the trillion-dollar proposal, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says it includes…

Hostess Recalls Some Raspberry Zingers Products Over Mold Concerns

Hostess is voluntarily recalling some batches of its Raspberry Zingers. The company says the snack may grow mold before the “best by” date. The recalled products were sold in stores across the U.S. and it includes fresh, frozen, and grocery store packs. The not frozen recalled products have best by dates in late August and the frozen ones don’ts, o…

COVID-19 Vaccine Creater Pfizer Makes Deal with White House

Wednesday, during President Trump’s coronavirus briefing, he announced the White House came to an agreement with the drug company Pfizer, which is testing a COVID-19 vaccine. He says they came to agreement with Pfizer to produce and deliver a 100 million doses of its vaccine, immediately following its approval. President Trump also says there is a national testing strategy but…

Pres. Trump Doubles Down on Sending Federal Officers to More Cities

President Trump is continuing to push his plans forward on sending federal officers into cities across the U.S. The program is called Operation Legend and the purpose is to send federal law enforcement to cities to stop crime. Wednesday night in Portland, federal law enforcement officers sprayed protesters with tear gas, including Mayor Ted Wheeler. Now the White House has…