Author: Quinton Zuk

Michigan Officials Report 3,792 New COVID-19 Cases, 31 Deaths

New Single Day Case Record

Michigan health officials are reporting 3,792 new cases of the coronavirus and 31 additional COVID-19 deaths. Michigan has now had 178,180 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 7,340COVID-19 deaths. Friday the state was at 174,388 confirmed cases with 7,309 deaths. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is now providing weekly updates on the number of people who have recovered…

Alpena Man Charged with Having Meth

An Alpena man is facing drug charges after troopers say they found drugs in a tackle box. State police say Aaron Long of Black River was pulled over on US-23 for a moving violation in Alpena Township on Tuesday. Upon pulling over he exited his car and began walking away because he didn’t have a license. Long stopped when troopers…

19-Year-Old Accused of Alpena Verizon Store Break-In

A 19-year-old is facing charges after Michigan State Police say he broke into a Verizon store in Alpena. Cameron Daoust of Alpena was arrested on Monday. State police say the breaking and entering happened back in mid-August. They say several display phones were missing from the store. On September 5, troopers stopped Daoust for speeding in Charlevoix County. After searching…

Three Arrested for Vandalism in Otsego Co.

State troopers arrested several people after a vandalism incident in Otsego County. Traci Derue, Justice Birchfield and a 15-year-old are accused of spray painting several homes and cars in Bagley Township. Police say the three were seen trespassing on a vacation property’s security cameras. When police got to the area, they saw the spray paint. Troopers estimate the damage to…

AG Nessel: Local Leader of White Supremacist Group Accused of Terrorizing Family

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says her office arrested two men for terrorizing and intimidating a family in Washtenaw County. Justen Watkins from Bad Axe and Alfred Gorman from Taylor are accused of being members of The Base, a national white supremacist group. They are charged with using computers to commit a crime, unlawful posting of a message and gang…

Brief I-75 Freeway Closure Scheduled in Roscommon County

Michigan State Police will be shutting down part of I-75 early Thursday morning so a power company can run a line across the highway. I-75 will be shut down near M-55 just east of Houghton Lake to run a line across both north and southbound I-75 at Robinson Lake Road in Roscommon County. Traffic will be re-routed around the area….

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

This Saturday was the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The goal is to provide a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of prescription drugs. The Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office and the Traverse City Police Department were at several locations collecting expired or unused medications. This is all part of the effort to reduce and…

Court Rules Line 5 can be Overseen by Michigan Public Service Commission

In this update on the ongoing Line 5 dispute, a court ruled the Michigan Public Service Commission does have some authority over Enbridge’s Line 5 tunnel. A state administrative law judge ruled the commission can evaluate the need for Line 5 and whether it would be designed, constructed and operated safely. The judge also ruled that the commission shouldn’t examine…

Harris Emphasizes the Importance of Michigan

Michigan is proving to be key in the path to victory for both the Trump and Biden campaigns. Kamala Harris’s campaign stop in Michigan was spent in the metro Detroit area. Sunday morning, she began emphasizing nationwide faith and unity at a church in Southfield. Harris spoke about the slim margin of victory President Trump had in Michigan back in…