Author: Ryan Cole

Mason County Man Sentenced to Prison for Sex Crimes

A Mason County man accused of sexually assaulting someone under 15 years old was sentenced Monday. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office launched a two-week investigation into David Wildfong back in March. Monday we learned he will spend the next 2 to 15 years behind bars. The Riverton Township man pleaded no contest to third and fourth degree sex crimes.  

Rapid City Woman Arrested for Selling Meth, Heroin

Detectives from the Straits Area Narcotics Enforcement team arrested a Rapid City woman on Thursday for selling meth and heroin. SANE says Brittney Hall and a friend sold 3.5 grams of meth to SANE back in May. Emmet County deputies and state police pulled Hall over and searched her car shortly after the delivery. That’s where they found meth, heroin,…

GM Calling on UAW to End Strike

General Motors is calling on its employees with the United Auto Workers to end their strike. In a letter sent to employees today GM told the union that it’s time the two sides reach a deal. The strike started nearly a month ago on Sep. 16. That work stoppage has put a halt on vehicle production for GM. Anderson Economic…

Shepherd Police: Woman Accused of Repeatedly Stealing From Flower Shop Caught

Shepherd police say the woman involved in several thefts at Four Seasons Floral in 2017 and 2018 confessed to police downstate. The woman was identified by the Livonia Police Department and arrested. The woman repeatedly stole from the Isabella County flower shop over the course of two years. Livonia police caught a woman that looks similar to the woman off…

Gov. Whitmer Backs New Budget Bill to Restore Funding to Several Programs

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is now backing a new supplemental budget bill that would partially restore funding to several programs hit with vetoes earlier this month. The new supplemental spending bill comes after the governor vetoed nearly a billion dollars in spending proposed by Republicans when she signed the new state budget last week. This legislation would also fund some of…

Two Dead in Shooting Near German Synagogue

Anti-terror teams are investigating a shooting in Eastern Germany that killed a man and a woman. It happened near a synagogue on the holiest day of the Jewish year, Yom Kippur. A man dressed in combat gear fired shots from behind a car in the city of Halle. Police say officers chased down one suspect and arrested him. Counter-terrorism prosecutors…

Mich. House Passes Bill Aimed at Clarifying Scope of Practice for Licensed Counselors

A bill allowing licensed counselors to continue diagnosing and treating patients is now heading to the state Senate. The legislation looks to clarify what professional licensed counselors can and cannot do in the state. It unanimously passed the Michigan House Tuesday. This bill comes after a proposed rule revision by the state of Michigan’s licensing department. The state says the…

Pres. Trump Says He Does Not Support Turkey’s Invasion of Syria

President Trump says he does not support Turkey’s invasion of Syria. The country is launching a military operation against Kurdish fighters. It comes days after the White House announced it was pulling troops from the region. President Trump says he’s fulfilling a campaign promise to bring American troops home. Smoke could be seen rising after airstrikes along the Turkish and…

Twitter Mistakenly Used Phone Numbers, Email Addresses for Ads

Twitter says it “inadvertently” used phone numbers and email addresses to target ads to users. Twitter users provide that information for account security purposes. The social media site says it’s unclear how many people were impacted. They say no personal data was shared externally. It’s not clear if Twitter broke any laws, or if the Federal Trade Commission will hold…

EEE Aerial Spraying Wraps Up

Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services says the state has wrapped up aerial spraying to prevent EEE. The treatment covered 557,000 acres over 14 counties, including Newaygo and Montcalm Counties. Eastern equine encephalitis is transmitted by mosquitos. It was confirmed in 10 people across the state. Four of those people died. EEE has also been confirmed in 39 animals…