Author: Quinton Zuk

Police: Two People Arrested for Drugs in Manistee Co.

1-7-20-MANISTEE-CO-DRUGS-3 Show Caption Hide Caption 1-7-20-MANISTEE-CO-DRUGS-1 Show Caption Hide Caption 1-7-20-MANISTEE-CO-DRUGS-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Two people were arrested for drugs in Manistee County and it all started with a burnt out headlight. Drugs and cash were seized. The sheriff’s office says deputies pulled over a car Monday morning for having a headlight out. Through an investigation, they ended up…

Hazmat Team Responds to Train Derailment in Otsego County; No Major Leaks

OTSEGO-CO.-TRAIN-DERAILMENT-1 Show Caption Hide Caption OTSEGO-CO.-TRAIN-DERAILMENT-2 Show Caption Hide Caption A hazmat team responded to a train derailment Tuesday night in Otsego County. The train derailed on old U.S. 27, south of Old State Road. They say the train ended up on its side with “no major leaks.” There were no hazmat cars on the train, but several departments and…

Montcalm Co. Woman Dies Two Days After Car Crash

A Montcalm County woman died two days after a crash that happened on New Year’s Eve. State police say Carol Sherman from Lakeview crossed the center line on M-46 and hit a pickup truck. Sherman died on Thursday from her injuries. The driver of the pickup was not hurt.

Ice Brings Down Trees on Snowmobile Trails in Chippewa Co.

1-02-2020-UP-Trail-Cleanup Show Caption Hide Caption 1-02-2020-UP-Trail-Cleanup-2 Show Caption Hide Caption   The ice damaged much more than just power lines throughout northern Michigan. Crews are now clearing out snowmobile trails in the eastern Upper Peninsula because the ice brought down trees across numerous trails. The DNR wants to remind riders of the dangers ahead of the weekend and says Chippewa…

Orcas Spotted in Mediterranean, First Record of Migration from Iceland

Fisherman in southern Italy near Sicily spotted a pod of killer whales, which rarely venture that far into the Mediterranean. It started with just the dorsal fins above the water, but as the men got closer, they saw more and more of the whales. It’s the first sighting in the narrow straits. The fishermen reportedly calling it a “gift from…

Petoskey District Library Starts Recruiting for 2020 Census Jobs

For the first time in a decade, the Census Bureau will conduct a nationwide census in 2020. In order to do so successfully they need some help. Every time the census rolls around temporary jobs become available. Some of them right here in northern Michigan. The bureau says it offers competitive wages for those temporary jobs. The Petoskey District Library…

Adrienne Quintal’s Memorial Service Announced

The family of Adrienne Quintal has announced a memorial service for her.  Quintal was reported missing October 17 in Benzie County. She was last heard from during a panicked call to a friend downstate. Crews looked for weeks. Last Saturday, family members found her body on a branch of the North Platte River. The family will hold a memorial service…

Peninsula Township Fire Department Mourns Loss of Retired Fire Chief

A northern Michigan community is mourning the loss of a retired fire chief. The Peninsula Township Fire Department says Chief Richard Vandermey passed away. They say he made a huge impact in the community and his passion for helping others was unmatched. His funeral arrangements will be shared in the next few days.

Detroit Man Sentenced for Assaulting Correction Officers in Clare Co.

The Clare County prosecutor says a Detroit man learned how long he’ll spend behind bars. The prosecutor says Walter Downing pleaded no contest to charges of assaulting corrections officers. She says he was in jail awaiting his trial for open murder when he assaulted several corrections officers in Sep. 2018. Monday, a judge sentenced downing to 4 to 15 years…

Bellaire Man Arrested for Stealing a Truck, Crashing into Snowbank

A short police chase ended with a stolen pickup truck in a Charlevoix County snowbank and police say the driver had drugs. State police say they saw the Ford F-150 that was reported stolen in Mancelona Monday night. When they tried to stop it they say the driver from Bellaire tried to get away. He ended up sliding off Carson…