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Police responded to a bomb threat at the Verizon Store in Cheboygan Thursday near the Cheboygan County building. A suspicious package was found near the front door.  A state police bomb squad was called in, area businesses were evacuated and some  roads were closed. Police say explosive materials were found in the package and the  bomb squad removed it and diffused it. No one was injured. A similar package was  found at the AT& T store in Sault Ste. Marie yesterday. The F-B-I is investigating.

vA harmful Algal bloom has been found on Van Ettan Lake. The bloom was reported by District Health Department Number Two working in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. According to the Iosco County News Herald, people and pets should avoid direct body contact or swallowing the lake water with the algal bloom in Van Ettan Lake in Oscoda. The bloom looks like it has a green sheen or spilled paint on the surface or water that looks like pea soup. To better identify the harmful algal bloom, a picture guide is available at

An e-waste collection will be held tomorrow in Oscoda County. The residential e-waste collection will be held at the Tri-Township Fire Department in Mio. According to the Oscoda County Herald, residents can bring their unused computers, laptops, keyboards and mice to be dropped off at no charge.  Oscoda County Commissioner, Tom McCauley, said if electronic equipment is not disposed of properly, lead and other heavy metals may end up in the water or air. The event, sponsored by Oscoda County and Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy,  is open to all county residents and will be held Saturday from 10am-2pm at the Tri-Township Fire Hall, 1508 11th Street in Mio.

This weekend the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will hold the Early Antlerless Firearm Hunt. The hunt is open on private lands only in all Deer Management Units in the Lower Peninsula. On Saturday and Sunday, hunters may harvest antlerless deer with a universal antlerless license or with a deer or deer combo license and hunter orange must be worn. For more information visit Michigan.g/DNR.


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There are new programs being offered in the Alcona School District.  One of the new offerings in the Alcona Community School District is the Teacher Cadet Program. According to the Alcona County Review, the program lets students learn about teaching and provides students instruction and time to observe classrooms and assist teachers. A Future Michigan Educators Club is also being offered after school which focuses more on career exploration and leadership. Interim Principal Christie Thomas said to ease the burden put on students and parents who want to take part in after school activities, the Alcona School District is looking into an after school bus run twice a week. Thomas said if it happens it will begin in October and would leave the school at 5:30pm and drop students off at key locations around the county for parents to meet their children.

Students returning to Harbor Beach High School can take advantage of a renovated computer lab.  The lab is used for the school’s computer science classes. According to the Huron Daily Tribune, the new lab features 48 classroom computers, twelve computers designated for advanced courses, three televisions, six recliners and new carpeting. The upgrades cost $98,000 dollars which came from a bond proposal passed in 2020 for roof repairs. The new roof cost nearly one million dollars, with the remainder used for the computer lab upgrades. Currently, Harbor Beach has over 100 students that are enrolled in technology classes that utilize this space, with the district requiring that all students take at least one such class before graduating.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is asking the public to be on the lookout for spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect with the potential to seriously  affect Michigans agriculture and natural resources. This insect could damage or kill  more than 70 varieties of crops and plants including grapes, apples, hops, and  hardwood trees. To date, spotted lanternfly has not been detected in Michigan. Spotted  lanternfly causes direct damage by sucking sap from host plants and secreting large  amounts of a sugar-rich, sticky liquid called honeydew. This honeydew and the  resulting black sooty mold can kill plants and foul surfaces. The honeydew often  attracts other pests like yellow jackets, flies, and ants, affecting outdoor recreation and  complicating crop harvests.

The Mackinac Island Airport will be closed TODAY as crews repair slight cracks to the runway. A notice to airmen has been filed with the FAA, alerting pilots that the runway  will be closed. Large Xs will be placed on the runway alerting pilots runways are closed.  All aircraft parked at the airport will have to be moved to a grass lot, and larger aircraft  can speak with Mackinac Island Airport personnel for parking options. In the event of  inclement weather the project will be postponed and a new date will be announced at a later time.  (Stock Photo)

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering municipalities the Community Forestry Grant opportunity. Michigan communities can obtain resources for improved management and grow connections to public trees and forests through inventory projects, Arbor Day celebrations, tree care outreach and urban forestry technology. A total of up to $125,000 dollars in grant funding is available. Applicants can request from $1,000 to $15,000 dollars in reimbursable, matching grant funds. Eligible applicants include local units of government, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and tribal governments, Applications must be received by Friday, September 17th. For application information visit


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The Tawas Police Officer’s Association recently completed a fundraising campaign.  A a way to give back to the community, the Tawas City police Department formed the Tawas Police Officer’s Association last March. According to the Iosco County News Herald, they kicked off their inaugural fundraiser two weeks later. In honor of Autism Awareness Month in April, the Association collected donations and delivered them in August. The Officers were able to gift the children at Acorn Health with a large supply of brand new toys and games. Acorn Health, previously known as Autism Centers of Michigan provides Applied Behavior Analytic Services to children with autism spectrum disorder. Tawas City Police Chief Matthew Kloswoski-Lorenz said their Fall Fundraiser will benefit Seton Cancer Institute at Ascension St. Joseph Hospital in Tawas City.

FEMA says it has approved nearly 205-million dollars to help Michiganders following the late June storms, tornadoes, and flooding in the two months since President Joe  Biden declared a major disaster in Washtenaw and Wayne Counties. Almost 42- thousand home owners and renters received more than 122-million dollars in Individual  Assistance grants to help pay for losses and storm damage. The Small Business  Administration has also approved more than two-thousand long-term, low interest  disaster loans. Help is still available. Anyone still in need of federal assistance has until October 13th to register.

Hill Township officials will hold a Public Hearing tonight.  The topic of the public hearing will be to set the final cost for weed control. According to the Ogemaw County Herald, public input will be taken on what the final assessment cost will be for weed control on George Lake. The hearing will be held tonight at 6pm, in the Hill Township Hall, located at 4985 Townhall Road in Hale. For more information on the public hearing contact Hill Township Clerk, Carol Gillman, at 989-473-2325.

State Representative Sue Allor of Wolverine will host office hours tomorrow in the district. Allor will be at Cabin Creek Coffee in Alpena from 11am-Noon, Alcona County 81st District Court in Harrisville from 1-2pm and Tawas City Hall in Tawas City from 3-4pm on Thursday. Allor said these are great opportunities to hear ideas and concerns while also answering questions in person. Residents can also contact Allor at her Lansing Office at 517-373-0833 or by email at Sue Allor At


 Tue. Local News Audio


A Posen man was rushed to the hospital after he crashed his plane at the Rogers City Airport in Presque Isle County. Police say the pilot lost control immediately after  take off, causing it to overturn. The 60-year-old man suffered a head injury and was  taken to Mid Michigan in Alpena. The accident has been reported to the F-A-A.

In Alpena County, Covid-19 and the related protocol has caused a teacher shortage at Thunder Bay Junior High School, forcing a temporary change to remote learning.  Alpena School officials have closed the school building for the rest of the week. Junior  high students will start remote learning today and through at least Friday. Alpena  school employees are now required to wear a mask to work and students are  encouraged to do the same.

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission will meet virtually on Thursday. The Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing residents the opportunity to share input and ideas on policy decisions, programs and other aspects of natural resource management and outdoor recreation opportunities. The Natural Resources Commission virtual meeting will be held Thursday at 9am. For link information visit

The Standish City Council recently discussed the Downtown Development Authority.  Mayor Kevin King provided an update on the DDA. According to the Arenac County Independent, there were two appointments made to the Standish Downtown Development Authority. Ryan Klenk and Heather Morey were recently appointed to the Authority to fill the two vacancies. Mayor King also told the Standish City Council that the Downtown Development Authority has approved placement of additional Veterans banners throughout the city.

Work on removing invasive species was recently done in Mio.  Huron Pines and Consumers Energy teamed up to remove invasive plant species at Mio Pond. According to the Oscoda County Herald, Huron Pines trained Consumers Energy staff on how to identify invasive plant species and how to properly clean recreational equipment to prevent further spread of the plants. Participants also worked to restore a stretch of shoreline by hand pulling purple loosestrife plants growing in the shallow water. Together they cleared purple loosestrife from the area around Camp Ten Bridge, the public fishing piers and boat launch. 


 Mon. Local News Audio


The Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency was recently awarded grant money.  The grant is from ITC Holdings Corporation. According to the Iosco County News Herald, the $5,000 dollar grant will help the agency’s mission of enhancing the quality of lives and strengthening communities in Northeast Michigan. Lisa Bolen, NEMCSA’s Executive Director said they are grateful for the generous support of ITC. The corporation is the largest independent electricity transmission company in the United States. ITC’s Senior Area Manager, Neal Bishop, said they applaud the good work of NEMCSA with helping communities gain access to food, education and emergency support.

A health center is in the works for Whittemore Prescott Area Schools.  The School Board and Sterling Area Health Center have been in discussions on the possibility of a health center for a number of years. According to the Ogemaw County Herald, Superintendent Joe Perrera and Health center CEO George Olson have resumed the process of getting a health center established in the district. The health center will be located in the administrative building and will provide a convenient location for parents and students. Olson said they will not provide health care without parental consent. There is no timeline on when the health center will be up and running but Perrera said a citizen’s advisory committee is being set up now to work through the process.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources land review process for Iosco and Arenac Counties will end on Wednesday. The state land review is for DNR managed lands that are 200 acres of less in size or that, due to an irregular boundary, may be difficult to manage. There is still time to review and share feedback via the interactive web map, all feedback received now through September 15th will be compiled and provided to the DNR Director. To view the map and provide feedback on the state land review process for Iosco and Arenac Counties, visit Michigan Dot Gov Slash Public Lands.



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The number of COVID-19 cases in Michigan is going up about 34-percent from a week ago. M-Live reports Isabella, Mecosta and Osceola Counties have the highest seven  day average of weekly cases per capita and fewer than 50-percent are vaccinated in  those counties. All counties in Michigan are considered to be areas with high or  substantial transmission and health officials blame the Delta variant and little movement in vaccination rates.


Hospitals in the Upper Peninsula are asking school districts to require masks in schools because they are getting filled up with COVID-19 patients. W-L-U-C reports hospital  leaders sent a letter to schools recommending a mask order to keep the community  safe. UP Health System-Marquette CEO Gar Atchison says their hospital in Marquette  and across the U-P and country are really at or very near capacity . Most U-  schools  are not mandating masks. A mask order has been issued for Dickinson and Iron  County schools by the health department there.

A Macomb County woman is facing charges of Ethnic Intimidation and assault for an alleged incident on a Spirit Airlines flight to Detroit. 39-year old Alexandra Farr of  Roseville is accused of shouting a racial slur at an African American Muslim woman on  the flight on the anniversary of the 9/11. Prosecutors say when the victim attempted  to use her phone to record the altercation, the suspect hit her hand and her phone. Farr  is expected to be arraigned today.

Community activists in South West Detroit want officials to enact an evacuation of the residents around and near the site of the ground upheaval last Saturday night, claiming the area is unstable. A statement from the Southwest Detroit Community Benefits coalition says people who  live near the area should be provided with safe options considering the cause of the  ground disturbance is still unknown. Officials are still investigating and on Thursday D-T-E cut a gas from a mainline to the area.

The former lead investigator with the F-B-I in the alleged plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Richard Trask the Second, is out at the agency. The 39- ear-old  was arrested in July for allegedly beating and choking his wife in their southwest  Michigan home. He's awaiting trial on that charge. Trask had filed the criminal  complaint that led to the arrests of six men on federal charges in the alleged kidnap  plot. Eight others were arrested on state charges.  (Photo: Trask)

A west Michigan man was injured after a fiery crash in Crockery Township Thursday. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office says a 63-year-old man from Nunica was making a left turn in Crockery Township when a 79-year-old Grand Haven man  failed to yield and they crashed. The Grand Haven man's car caught fire and first  responders were able to put it out. That man was taken to the hospital.

Administrators at a west Michigan high school are warning parents and students about taking part in a TikTok challenge called "devious licks." In videos posted online,  students videotape themselves removing items from bathrooms and classrooms. The  principal at Hudsonville High says students have stolen soap dispensers, sink fixtures  and lunch trays. Students who take part in the challenge, steal items and cause  damage could face felony charges.

It was a scare in the air for a pilot who manages to make a lucky escape from an emergency landing. Michigan State Police say the 33-year-old pilot was in a single  engine aircraft in Livingston County, when that engine began to fail. He was able to  make an emergency landing in a field in Handy Twp near Layton and Fowlerville Rd.  He wasn't hurt and no on on the ground was injured - just a few crops. The FAA is  investigating.

The father of a 7-year-old girl whose hair was cut by a teacher without her parents' permission has filed a one million dollar lawsuit against the school district, a librarian  and a teacher's assistant. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Grand Rapids against  Mount Pleasant Public Schools. Jimmy Hoffmeyer says in March that a classmate used  scissors to cut one side of his daughter's hair. He said two days later a teacher cut  Jurnee's hair to even it out. The lawsuit alleges that the girl's constitutional rights were  violated, racial discrimination and more.

General Motors will keep an Oakland County factory closed until next month as the automaker deals with battery issues connected to the Chevy Bolt. A statement from  GM today says the Orion Assembly plant will remain down through the week of October  11th as a result of a battery pack shortage related to the Chevy Bolt recall. GM says it  is continuing to work with the supplier to update manufacturing processes regarding the  batteries. There have been at least ten fires linked to the Bolt batteries.



It's remote learning for students at Battle Creek's Lakeview High School because of a COVID-19 outbreak. The Calhoun County Public Health Department made the order after 29 students and  two staff members tested positive for the virus. Students are expected to be back in  the classroom September 27th.

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The state health department is reporting more than 66-hundred new Covid-19 cases over the past two days. That averages to more than 3-thousand cases per day. There  were also 44 deaths, 41 of which were found in the vital records. More than 15-hundred  people are hospitalized from the virus.


All Michigan families who are eligible for food assistance benefits are receiving an additional monthly payment in September in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, that's according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Eligible  clients will see additional food assistance benefits on their Bridge Card from September 18th - 28th. Additional benefits will be loaded onto Bridge Cards as a separate payment from  the assistance that is provided earlier in the month.

The city of Kalamazoo plans to shut down a homeless camp in two weeks. It says the camp at Ampersee Avenue has been growing since another camp was cleared last  April because of flooding. Officials say about 150 people live there. The city says there  are concerns about health, safety of those living at the camp and those living and  working nearby.

State Police are now investigating a State Representative accused by a colleague of  domestic abuse. The Press Secretary for the Speaker of the House Jason Wentworth  says the House is assisting with the investigation into Representative Steve Marino.  The word came a day after Marino was removed from some key committees. As for  what Marino is accused of - it's not clear - but the statement says - they are taking  every precaucaution to ensure Rep. Mari (Mar-ee) Manoogian's safety, Manoogian says -quote- The unfortunate reality is that many people in our society have  experienced domestic abuse, which often comes from someone we would never  expect, -unquote. She says None of us are immune to a volatile relationship,  regardless of our career. (Photo: Marino)

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joined a coalition of 19 other attorneys general in urging Congress to respond to the climate crisis and advance environmental justice  by funding critical programs in budget reconciliation legislation. In a letter to Democratic  Congressional leaders, the coalition calls on Congress to pass infrastructure legislation  and to allocate funding in the upcoming reconciliation bill that addresses the rapid transition to a clean energy economy, climate change, and the environmental injustices  faced by low-income communities, communities of color, and Tribal and indigenous  communities. The coalition urges Congress to fund actions that will substantially cut  greenhouse gases, thereby preventing more dire climate change harm and confront  longstanding environmental injustice.

Hundreds of medical marijuana advocates took to the lawn at the state capitol on Wednesday. They were voicing opposition to new legislation that would limit the  abilities of caregivers in Michigan. Currently, they can grow 12 plants per patient with a  total of up to 72 plants. The proposed legislation is aimed at limiting black market  marijuana sales. It would limit caregivers to three plants per patients and 12 total that  can be grown by a caregiver.


What is your attitude toward cannabis?  Findings from a new statewide poll on the public's overall opinion on cannabis  licensing, safety and regulations is due out later this morning. To national firms from  both sides of the political aisle will discuss the results at 10:30. Meantime, Michigan's marijuana industry has grown into a two-billion dollar a year industry with recreational shops opened their doors in late 2019.

The first full-time female play-by-play announcer for a major men's professional sports team is from Portage, Michigan. Lisa Byington, who started her broadcast career in Alpena is the new lead T-V  announcer for the Milwaukee Bucks N-B-A team. Byington played basketball and soccer at Northwestern University. Earlier this year she became the first female play-by- lay announcer for the N-C-A-A men's basketball tournament.



Current and former Team USA gymnasts testified this morning before a Senate committee looking into the FBI's investigation of Larry Nassar. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and several of her former teammates will testify about  the investigation and eventual imprisonment of the former USA Gymnastics and  Michigan State University doctor. Senators have accused the FBI of failing to bring a  case against the Nasser in a timely manner, AND that the field office made "numerous  and fundamental errors." Nassar was sentenced in 2018 to serve 40 to 175 years in prison.

Legislation to help protect vulnerable adults from financial exploitation was unanimously passed by the state Senate on Tuesday. The bill would allow financial  advisors and broker-dealers to place a hold on disbursements from a specified adults  account if they suspect financial exploitation is taking place or will take place. The bill  would also establish specific procedures to be followed and limit the initial hold up to 15  days, which could be extended if warranted after further review of the facts.

Some hospitals in west Michigan say they are having to put off elective surgeries and reassign employees because more resources are being used to treat people with  COVID-19. WOOD TV reports Spectrum Health COO Brian Brasser says they've been  very, very busy in their hospitals, running a much higher census than is typical for this  time of year. He says part of that is because of the COVID-19 surge that they're  seeing. Metro Health is also seeing more COVID patients. Doctors urge people to get  vaccinated to combat the need for people to be hospitalized.

A surprising start to the gubernatorial campaign has one of the biggest names on the Republican side meeting resistance. Former Detroit Police Chief James Craig officially  announced his campaign for governor on Belle Isle in Detroit. Craig had hinted at running for governor for months since he resigned his post this summer. The initial announcement Tuesday was brief as protestors from Detroit Will Breathe took over the  podium and attacked Craigs record as chief and how he handled protests during the  summer of 2020. Craig was quickly escorted off the island and to a second location for a full press conference. (Photo: Craig)

The first punch was thrown on Tuesday in a three way fight between lawmakers and some Michigan marijuana companies and cannabis caregivers.  A package of bipartisan bills unveiled would reduce the number of patients allowed per  caregiver scaling down the amount of plants they could legally grow. Cannabis businesses argue caregivers are responsible for the states enormous black  market.  Supporters of caregivers will March at the capitol on Thursday.

A man in his 30's was shot several times during a dispute at a home in the Upper Peninsula last night. The man was reportedly taken to a hospital after he was shot at a  home in Chocolay Township, southeast of Marquette. Another person was stabbed in  the hand. Police are investigating.

After teetering on unstable ground for days, a marijuana dispensary in Southwest  Detroit has been demolished. Officials say the Stash Detroit building could have fallen on its own due to structural damage following some kind of issue underground.  But, crews took it down in a  controlled demolition yesterday. Officials from the city and utility companies still trying  to figure out what the caused the damage. Dearborn Street was "pushed up" some 8- to 10-feet because of the underground issue.

The Oscar G. Johnson V-A Medical Center in Iron Mountain in the U-P, has put visitor restrictions back in effect. W-L-U-C reports it's because of a rise of COVID- 19 cases in  the surrounding community. The V-A says visitors will not be allowed to visit unless it's  necessary for providing medical care, supporting patient care, or visiting someone  who's gravely ill.




Former Detroit Police Chief James Craig is expected to officially kick off his run for governor this morning. He says things like government company Covid-19 vaccine  mandates are government overreach. Craig is supposed to kick off his run on Belle  Isle in Detroit followed by stops in Flint and Grand Rapids.
(Photo: Craig)

The nurses at UP Health System in Marquette is calling on the hospital administration to address the nursing shortage. W-L-U-C reports Michigan Nurses Association Vice  President Stephanie DePetro says more and more employees are leaving. She says  they've been hearing there's not much the hospital can do, while hospitals in other  parts of the state are offering thousands of dollars to staff as an incentive to pick up  extra shifts. A hospital spokesman says they are exploring and implementing numerous  strategies to address staffing challenges.

It's an annual event, tens of thousands of Monarch butterflies fly to Mexico from Michigan and other parts of the Midwest and Ontario for the winter months. Michigan State  post doctoral researcher Erin Zylstra (Zile-struh) says it's physiological for them  because they can't survive the winter in Michigan. Zylstra says the migration happens over the next couple of months. She says the  number of Monarchs has dropped over the years because of climate change. She  recommends planting milkweed to attract more of them.



A lawsuit has been filed against Uber five years after driver Jason Dalton killed six people and injured two others in Kalamazoo. Matt Mellen was a passenger of Dalton's,  who says he was driving erratically...running red lights and sideswiped another vehicle  when Mellen bailed out of the car. Court documents show he tried to call Uber for more  than an hour since the company has an incident response team on call 24 hours a day  to deactivate drivers who threaten other's safety. Dalton went on a shooting spree and  Mellen believes Uber could have done something to stop him. Dalton is serving life in prison.

Two people have been killed in a crash in west Michigan's Courtland Township , north  of Grand Rapids. Michigan State Police say a 21-year-old Wyoming man passed a  semi last evening and lost control and went off the road , hitting a tree. The driver was  killed and a female passenger was taken to the hospital, but later died.

A west Michigan woman is lucky to be alive after she passed out during a fire at her home Saturday night in Cascade Township, southeast of Grand Rapids. WOOD TV  reports Fire Chief Adam Magers was first on the scene and he opened the front door  and heard a faint cough. Even though he didn't have on his fire resistant gear, Magers  battled through the fire and smoke to the second floor and pulled the 20-year-old  woman out of the home. She was treated at the hospital for smoke inhalation. The  home was heavily damaged. It may have been caused by a candle that was left  unattended.

A staffing shortage is forcing Henry Ford Health System to trim dozens of beds from its hospitals -- Officials tell the Detroit News 120 beds have been pulled from five hospitals because  there aren't enough nurses and other workers to staff them. Monday's announcement  follows last week's deadline for all employees to be fully vaccinated or face termination.  Currently, 98-percent of Henry Ford's staff has at least one dose of the COVID-19  vaccine -- so far no one has been fired for failing to meet the requirement.

Some Metro-Detroiters with disabilities are getting a "thrill" of a lifetime today....a birds-eye view of Downtown Detroit from inside a helicopter. Danny's Miracle Angel Network Foundation Assisted Travel Program helps make  dreams come true for those with physical disabilities making it hard for them to  experience travel. Four of five selected participants for the event today are quadriplegic. 



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Mid Michigan Health has begun contacting eligible patients by phone to schedule their COVID-19 vaccination. With the vaccine in high demand and the supply limited, early clinics filled quickly. Paul Berg, president of the Mid Michigan Physicians Group said with proper plans in place, they were able to begin calling eligible patients in an orderly fashion to schedule their vaccine. Berg said he advises everyone to take the time to learn more about the vaccine and how it will help in the fight against COVID-19. Those interested in the latest information on the vaccine distribution can visit

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