Troopers will be cracking down on people not wearing their seat-belts, careless or impaired driving, and speeding. Continue reading
A Central Michigan University student studying abroad in Paris is safe, and is staying for the rest of the semester following the terrorist attacks on the city.
The student, whose name is not being released, is studying fashion merchandising and design. After Friday’s attacks, she made contact with the director of the study abroad office at CMU, Diane Desalvo. Continue reading
The U.S Coast Guard has set up a perimeter around a shipwreck that is leaking fuel into Lake Erie.
It’s believed to be the biggest environmental threat posed by a shipwreck to the Great Lakes.
The Coast Guard said the Argo was carrying 100,000 gallons of crude oil, and another lighter fuel, when it went down in 1937. Continue reading
DEQ representatives said they mishandled the testing of Flint’s drinking water. They were holding the city to guidelines meant for a town with half of Flint’s population. Continue reading
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month — dedicated to reducing the stigma of domestic violence and helping those who are suffering.
Domestic violence is defined as physical or emotional abuse. Both women and men can be victims. Continue reading
It’s that time of year where Michigan residents begin preparations for winter.
This season, the National Weather Service is offering up training seminars in hopes to better prepare the community for what this winter has in store. Continue reading
Two public health researchers have been awarded a nearly seven-million dollar grant to explore ways to reduce suicide rates among people who have been recently released from jail. Continue reading
Over 300 dogs are in Alpena for the week, and they are there for serious business.
The dogs are going through training for their K-9 team at the CRTC Air Force base. Continue reading
Efforts by the Great Lakes Commission have brought invasive sea lamprey populations to their lowest levels in decades.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will simulate a spill on Enbridge’s oil pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac this Thursday (9/24).
Golden Retrievers will soon begin visiting the Traverse City Public Schools, but these dogs aren’t just for fun.
They are apart of a private safety dog company, called Interquest. The retrievers will be searching for drugs and alcohol. In the past police drug canines have come and searched, but the school district felt the German Shepards were “too intimidating”. Continue reading
With Michigan’s weather it’s not uncommon to see flash flood warnings issued. September 30th is National Prepareathon Day, officials are using the day, and the lead up, to encourage families to create emergency plans.
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, fewer than half of the nation’s households have a family emergency plan in case of a flood. Continue reading
For the past several months groups across the country, like the American Civil Liberties Union, have called for police body cameras. Bay City police will soon take action and implement a body camera program.
Seventeen firefighters and two trucks have been sent out West in order to help keep blazes under control across the country.
Steve Keck, a Coast Guard Contingency Preparedness Specialist, said a simulation of this size takes about a year to plan.
Governor Rick Snyder has declared a State of Emergency in Grand Traverse County in response to severe weather earlier this month.
The storms knocked out power across the region, and downed thousands of trees, including many on state property. Continue reading
This is down from over 150,000 who initially lost power during the storm.
A wildfire in Marquette County is mostly under control after burning through the night.
The cause of the 80-acre wildfire has not yet been determined. However, wildfire experts say dry conditions and warm weather were major influences. Continue reading
The risk of wildfires in northern lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula is extremely high heading into this weekend.
Recent high temperatures and continued dry conditions have prompted the Department of Natural Resources to raise the warning level to “extremely high.” Continue reading
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
The field is contaminated with chemicals that came from the Pine River. Continue reading
The small herd in Alcona County was found to be infected with Bovine TB during routine testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD.)
The herd is located in a part of Michigan where Bovine TB is common among wild deer. The deer in turn spread it to captive animal herds. Continue reading
An update to the Grand Traverse County dispatch center will allow businesses a chance to provide first responders with more, useful information.
Smart 911 is a system that allows users to create a profile with information about their location, health concerns and phone numbers. Continue reading
Police believe they have found the body of a nine-year-old boy who went missing last weekend in Genesee County, prompting a statewide Amber Alert.
9-year old Omarion Humphrey went missing on July 4th at the Lake Calis Recreation Area. Officials said he was severely autistic and unable to speak.
Hundreds of first responders and volunteers searched for Omarion following his disappearance… but those large scale searches were abandoned earlier this week.
Then today, a child’s body was found floating in the lake by security officers. His parents confirmed a short time later that it was Omarion. The investigation into his death continues.