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Northern Michigan’s Safety Net is Broken

As a brutal winter rages on, a new policy at DHHS is causing serious problems for people in need. A change in how the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services processes applications for benefits like food stamps and emergency heating assistance was supposed to increase efficiency and ensure


Two Cheboygan County Men Arrested in Separate Sex Crimes Cases

Cheboygan County deputies have made arrests in two separate sexual assault investigations involving children. The first investigation led to the arrest of 43 year-old Lloyde Miller of Wolverine.


Judges in five Michigan courtrooms are using risk assessments to decide bond

Early this month, judges in five Michigan district courts started using a new tool to make bond decisions. It’s part of a new pilot program spearheaded by the Michigan Supreme Court. The judges will use a standard risk assessment to help make those bond decisions.


Michigan man allegedly sold nearly $450,000 worth of stolen Amtrak vouchers to travelers on eBay

DETROIT - A Michigan man sold $449,000 worth of stolen Amtrak vouchers to unsuspecting travelers via eBay, officials said. Watch Jermont Terry's full report above. Christian Newby is accused of using stolen credit card information to buy vouchers that he would then sell.


Free fishing weekend in Michigan: No license required

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — No fishing license? No problem — for the next two days in Michigan. The state Department of Natural Resources says you can fish for free in any of the state's waters Saturday and Sunday.


Senior Center has a blast during Valentine's Day party

CHEBOYGAN — The Cheboygan County Council on Aging held their annual Valentine's Day party for seniors and special needs adults Thursday and more than 100 people had a wonderful time during the festivities.


Alleged drug dealer charged in death of Michigan City overdose victim

MICHIGAN CITY — A man was arrested in connection with the death of a 31-year-old woman who died from a heroin overdose in Michigan City. Scott A. Clemons, 29, of Michigan City, was charged with dealing a controlled substance resulting in death, a level 1 felony, according to a news release from the


Man faces life in prison for allegedly sexually assaulting 13-year-old

CHEBOYGAN COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A Cheboygan man was arrested after investigators said he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old. According to investigators, the child may have been sexually assaulted over the past two months.


Michigan bill to end most civil forfeiture heads to House

The Michigan Senate on Friday passed legislation that would prohibit most asset forfeiture until there is a criminal conviction. The bill will be sent to the Michigan House, which has also been open to forfeiture reform.


13 Michigan water systems fail excessive lead test: report

More than a dozen water systems in Michigan were found to have excessive lead compared to federal standards in the second half of 2018, according to a new report. The 13 systems that failed the federal test were throughout the state, MLive reported Friday, citing data it had obtained from the Michig


Advisory for some of us in northern Michigan

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY from 1 PM today to 7 PM Friday for Chippewa, Mackinac, Emmet, and Cheboygan Counties. Snow and blowing snow will make travel hazardous. Tonight we're watching precipitation move into northern Michigan from the west. From the northern counties in the Lower Peninsula northward


Flashpoint 2/17/19: Michigan State of the State address; Tax filers getting nasty surprises

DETROIT - Here is what to expect on Sunday's episode of Flashpoint:. In her first State of the State address, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer discussed critical issues facing people statewide. Did Whitmer do enough to convince Michigan residents she can fix these problems? On Sunday's episode of Flas


One pediatric death from H1N1 confirmed in Michigan, health department says

One pediatric influenza death has been confirmed in the state for the 2018-2019 flu season, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The health department did not release the location of where the case was reported and confirmed.


Texting & Driving Fines May Increase in Michigan

Distracted driving continues to be a problem, with texting being the major one so a new legislation was introduced to increase the fines in Michigan. Currently, if you get caught texting & driving in the state the fines are:


Michigan DHHS is urging residents to be safe on the slopes

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs is urging skiers and snowboarders to heed to some safety practices while out on the slopes. The department says safety should be everyone’s first priority when heading out. Wearing a certified helmet and using extreme caution while getting


Now heading North on the search for Michigan’s Best Diner

ROSEBUSH, MI -- We’re back on the road again!. Now it’s time to continue our search for Michigan’s Best Diner as we head to the Northern Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula to visit five more contenders in our statewide search.


Some snow, but wind could be an issue today

WINTER STORM WARNING until 7 PM for Luce County. Another 1 to 3 inches will be common today, plus high wind is creating whiteout conditions at times especially north of Michigan Highway 28.


Two Missing Sisters Found on Small Island After Unstable Father Abducted Them

Nothing ignites a panic response like news of missing children. But luckily, a concerned call from an observant innkeeper on Mackinac Island, Michigan, helped to locate two sisters who had gone missing from Kent County.


Making the most of snow days

INDIAN RIVER — With all the snow days the students around the area have been having over the last couple months, one family in Indian River decided to make the most of it and have some fun in the meantime.


PI Co. weighs options on dam fight

ROGERS CITY — The Presque Isle County Board of County Commissioners has asked its legal counsel to provide an opinion on whether the county should participate in mediation pertaining to a dispute about Black Lake’s lake levels.