Author: Ryan Cole

Interlochen Woman Killed in Head-On Crash Identified

We now know the name of the woman who died in a head-on crash Wednesday in Benzie County. The crash happened on U.S. 31 near Moss Road, just west of Honor. The sheriff’s office says a van veered into oncoming traffic and hit a pickup truck driven by Nancy McKay from Interlochen. McKay was pronounced dead at the scene. Her…

Study: Pet Ownership Linked to Heart Health

We love our pets, and new research shows our hearts love them too! A new study shows that owning a pet could go a long way toward keeping your heart healthy. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic looked at more than 1,700 people for the study. They compared those who own pets to those who didn’t. The greatest health boost was…

Michigan GOP Files Another Lawsuit Challenging Redistricting Commission

Michigan’s Republican Party filed another lawsuit trying to stop the formation of a redistricting commission. Michigan GOP Chairwoman Laura Cox and former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land say the ballot measure passed last year to form the commission violates the GOP’s right to associate or not. They say they fear that non-Republicans could be selected as Republican commissioners. The…

Owner of Dogs That Killed 9-Year-Old Detroit Girl Charged With Murder

Charges have been filed against the man police say owned three dogs that killed a 9-year-old girl in Detroit Monday. Wayne County prosecutors charged Pierre Cleveland with second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, and having a dangerous animal causing death. Police say Emma Hernandez was riding a bike through her neighborhood Monday when she was mauled by three dogs. Emergency responders were…

Newaygo Motorcyclist Dies Following Montcalm Co. Crash

A motorcycle crash ended with one man dead in Montcalm County. Troopers say Chadrick Rosset of Newaygo lost control of his motorcycle on Masters Road near South County Line Road in Maple Valley Township just before 10 Tuesday night. First responders took him to the hospital. Thursday we learned he died from his injuries.  

Gov. Whitmer Creates Task Force to Tackle Michigan’s Opioid Epidemic

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is creating a task force that will focus on tackling Michigan’s opioid epidemic. Her executive order forms an advisory group that includes leaders from across state government. She hopes it will bring the state closer to finally ending the prescription drug epidemic. The state’s chief medical executive, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, will be heading up the task force….

Troopers Looking for Thief Who Stole Front End Loader, Crashed Into Garage

State troopers are looking for whoever stole a front end loader in Roscommon County Tuesday. They say it was found after someone crashed it into a garage. The loader had been sitting in Lake Township on Bradford Road near Old 27. It was used by the Roscommon County Road Commission and was taken from a construction zone. If you have…

Two People Killed in Downstate Plane Crash

Two people died in a small plane crash downstate Tuesday. The Livingston County sheriff says a single-engine plane was trying to land at an airport near Howell when it crashed into a field near the runway. It all happened just after 11 Tuesday morning. The plane appears to be registered by an aircraft registration company in the U.K. The two…

Downstate Police Digging for Remains of Missing Girls

Downstate police are digging for the remains of several young girls that have been missing for decades. The Macomb Township property was once used by convicted child rapist and murderer Arthur Ream. He’s serving life in prison for the disappearance and death of a 13-year-old girl in 1986. He was also convicted in the rape of a 15-year-old in 2008….

Homicide Suspect Who Fled Into Lake Michigan Now in Custody

A homicide suspect who fled into Lake Michigan is now in custody. The man was able to swim for about 35 minutes due to favorable conditions but eventually surrendered when a police boat found him. He is accused of shooting 28 year old Evan Yonker in a Muskegon County home. Grand Haven Department of Public Safety Director Jeff Hawke confirmed…