Inmates in the Saginaw County jail will no longer be sporting familiar orange jumpsuits. Read more
Congressman Dan Kildee is hoping to get the federal government to help foot the bill for tearing down abandoned commercial properties in Michigan’s cities.
The Flint Democrat says abandoned commercial properties can be a drag on entire neighborhoods, hurting property values and affecting quality of life.
While students are busy enjoying their summer breaks, CMU is busy making progress in construction of new facilities. Read more
The effort to continue “Art for all” in Saginaw will get a boost from a million dollars in state money.
Health care officials say a mosquito sampling in Saginaw this week tested positive for West Nile Virus.
Officials are urging residents to cover up and use repellent this holiday weekend. Read more
The National Weather Service says the EF1 tornado touched down near Brant and Saint Charles right before 6pm. It was packing winds of 90 to 100 miles per hour.
Matt Mosteiko is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
He said that severe weather can be hard to predict, especially when it’s tied to warm fronts.
“Usually along that warm front it’s really tricky to have to forecast any type of severe weather so lots of times we will mention there will be severe weather possible near that warm front, but there really wasn’t a whole lot of ingredients that were favorable earlier in the day so it was kind of a ‘nowcast’ as far as meteorologically. Soon as we saw that a storm was coming together and getting more organized that’s when we put out that tornado warning.”
The storm was on the ground for 13 minutes, and left a damage path up to 300 yards wide. Mosteiko said there was one minor injury, and that treatment was refused.
He also said the storm had a rotating updraft in it. A rotating updraft is also known as a mesocyclone. That means air rises and starts to rotate around a vertical axis thus forming a tornado.
A summer camp is opening this summer for adults. It’s offering archery, fishing and a bit of nostalgia.
The one requirement; you have to leave technology behind. Read more
Delta College made official plans this week to construct a new satellite campus in downtown Saginaw.
The state has approved a deficit elimination plan for the struggling Saginaw Public School district – with conditions.