Author: Ryan Cole

EGLE Investigates After Dock with Possible Radioactive Contamination Collapses into Detroit River

EGLE is investigating downstate after a dock at a potentially radioactive site collapsed into the Detroit River last Tuesday. This is property owned by Detroit Bulk Storage which was once a military munition site. Local leaders say it used to have radioactive contamination and is rated high for further contamination. Legislators say both the U.S. and Canada should look into…

Enbridge Leaves Debris in Straits of Mackinac

Canadian oil company Enbridge says they left a steel rod at the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac while crews were conducting geotech work near its Line 5 pipeline. Enbridge says they’re choosing to leave the steel rod at the bottom of the lake until it can be recovered in the spring. They say there are no safety or environmental…

Former MSU Dean Surrenders License to Practice

Former MSU Dean of Osteopathic Medicine William Strampel surrendered his license to practice on Thursday. He’s also been ordered to pay $35,000 to the state. The attorney general’s office says Strampel’s license was suspended in August after he was convicted of charges related to the Larry Nassar scandal. Strampel supervised Nassar at Michigan State. He served as dean of the…

Troopers Arrest Roscommon Man for Carrying Concealed Weapon

State police arrested a Roscommon man for carrying a concealed weapon. State police say they pulled over Jabril Smith in the early morning hours on November 17. He was on M-72 near the Grayling Animal Hospital. They say Smith couldn’t provide a driver’s license and was asked to step out of the car. When asked, Smith told troopers that he…

Rhodes Man Dies After Hitting Tree While Trying to Pass Another Truck

The Midland County Sheriff’s Office says a Rhodes man died when his truck hit a tree while trying to pass another truck. Deputies say it happened around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on East Shearer Road near North Sturgeon Road. That’s in Mills Township. The sheriff’s office says Robert Witzke was trying to pass the other truck when it started to turn…

Trader Joe’s Sushi Products Recalled Due to Listeria Concerns

We have an important recall notice for Trader Joe’s sushi products. The grocery chain says some of its ready-to-eat items could be contaminated with listeria. The items being recalled include California rolls, shrimp spring rolls, and smoked salmon poke bowls. Listeria could cause high fever, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. No illnesses have been reported at this point, but Trader…

Two Greenville Men Arrested in Connection to Armed Robberies

Two Greenville men have been arrested after state police and Greenville police investigated several armed robberies. Troopers responded to the Admiral gas station on Greenville Road just after 9 Sunday morning in Montcalm County’s Eureka Township. They found a suspect took money from the cash register after entering the store armed with what appeared to be a knife. Troopers found…

Missaukee County Oil Well Explosion Injures Two Men

Two men suffered burns after an explosion at an oil well in Missaukee County. Crews responded to Moorestown and Muskegon roads around 11:30 Tuesday morning. The sheriff’s office says crews were servicing the oil well when the explosion happened. A 65-year-old man from Kalkaska and a 56-year-old man from Gaylord took themselves to the hospital to treat their burns. Their…

Michigan Sees Decline in Overdose Deaths for First Time in 6 Years

For the first time in six years, Michigan saw a decline in overdose deaths in 2018. The Department of Health and Human Services says overall overdose deaths declined by more than 3% from 2017. Opioid-related overdose deaths actually declined by .8%, signifying a step in the right direction for the state. As we told you last week, the chief medical…