The former Velsicol plant site is surrounded by several community blocks where people still live.
Originally the EPA thought the contamination from the plant could be contained within the borders of the site. However, years after the initial cleanup, EPA officials determined this wasn’t the case. Continue reading →
Year after year, the fourth of July ushers in a whirlwind of campfires, bottle-rockets, firecrackers, and colorful showers of sparks. It’s important to understand their dangers, and how to safely enjoy celebrating this weekend. Continue reading →
Francisco Arroyo -Photo: Marlette Police Department
The suspect in a fatal shooting in Roscommon County has been captured in Metro Detroit.
Francisco Arroyo allegedly shot two people in Roscommon County’s Nester Township on Wednesday afternoon. One of the victims died of a gunshot wound to the head, while the other is reportedly in stable condition.
The incident prompted a statewide response. Police initially believed the suspect was heading towards Lapeer County, but he was found further south in the City of Warren, in Macomb County.
Police say he was hiding in a relative’s house. His vehicle was found unoccupied nearby.
Arroyo was taken into custody without incident, and is being held on multiple charges including open murder.
He is currently being held in the Roscommon County Jail.
Michigan has not done enough to protect the personal data of people using several federally-funded programs. That’s according to a new state audit that monitors how the state uses federal grant money. Continue reading →
A state lawmaker has called for repealing the four-year-old state law that allowed consumers to buy more powerful fireworks. The law also bars local governments from banning fireworks around national holidays. Continue reading →
The Michigan State Police is working to prevent accidents this holiday weekend. Additional patrols are set to watch highways for speeding, distracted driving, and tailgating. Lieutenant Michael Shaw said troopers are also running a “Click It Or Ticket” enforcement campaign. Continue reading →
Seeing green grass as the snow melts this Spring is nice, but the DNR reminds us to watch out for the brown.
Dan Laux is a DNR fire prevention specialist. He says this time of year Michigan residents need to be extra careful when burning.
“Here in Michigan, ya know, usually ‘bout every 9 out of 10 fires is human caused. The bulk of what we respond to are folks who are out doing debris burning. They leave their pile unattended for a little bit while they go in the house for lunch, but people are the cause of most of them.”
Locks says the best way to protect your home is to keep yard waste raked up and always get a burn permit before setting a fire.
So far this year the DNR has responded to 13 wildfires that burned some 70 acres of land.
For a longer list of tips to keep your home flame free, visit the DNR here.