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Michigan man caught on video engaging in sex acts with dog

HUBBARD LAKE, Mich. (WXYZ) — An Alpena man has been arrested and charged for engaging in sexual acts with an animal, according to Michigan State Police. On April 19, troopers were called to investigate a report that 18-year-old Damian Barton had been caught on video engaging in sex acts with a dog.


Michigan father accused of shooting 2-year-old son in the face with a shotgun

BLACKMAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WILX/Gray News) - A judge set the bond of a man accused of intentionally shooting his 2-year-old son in the face at $10 million. Magistrate Judge Fred Bishop formally charged 32-year-old Michael Glance on Thursday, April 18 with several felonies including assault with inten


Hillman manager gets a raise

HILLMAN — The Hillman Village Council approved a raise for village Manager Dave Post in March. The manager’s contract stipulates Post will receive a base salary of $3,638.70 per month, which was effective April 1. Post said he will also receive $2,000 for administrative work he performs for the vill


Where is Michigan’s Most Iconic restaurant?

Where is Michigan’s Most Iconic restaurant? Our Michigan’s Best team wants to know. We are searching for the incredible spots across Michigan that have been open for years, and yet remain a favorite to this day. Places that are steeped in history, and that are destinations for generations of diners.


Hillman on the hunt for water

HILLMAN — After two unsuccessful attempts at drilling test wells to locate a new source of drinking water, Hillman officials will be sending the matter back to its water committee for consideration.


Christian adoption agency in Michigan reverses LGBTQ policy

A Christian adoption agency in Michigan announced that it would be changing a longstanding policy and will now allow LGBTQ parents to adopt. Bethany Christian Services made the decision to reverse its policy after employees reportedly threatened to walk out if it did not do so, according to local ou


University of Michigan offers training after shooter scare

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The University of Michigan will offer active shooter response training this fall following a recent scare that triggered an alert of a possible gunman on campus.


Dark skies presentation Thursday in Hillman

HILLMAN — A dark skies presentation, lead by astronomy expert Mike Russo, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Brush Creek Mill, 121 State St., Hillman. The presentation is designed to be an introduction to star-watching for the budding astronomer and is made possible through a $4,000 Michigan Regiona


Michigan school district ups suspension time as 'ten-second fights' trend grows

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich. - A Michigan school district has seen a huge spike in student fights and now they're trying to do something about it. Kingsley Area Schools has reported more student fights in the past week than in the last several years. That's because of a social media trend apparently


2 cases of mumps confirmed in Michigan jail

BATTLE CREEK, MI -- The Calhoun County Health Department confirmed two inmates at the Calhoun County Jail have been diagnosed with the mumps, according to the Associated Press. However, other than the inmates in the jail, no other cases have been confirmed in the county.


2 Michigan Beer Bars Named Best In America

Is anyone really surprised that Michigan is home to multiple beer bars that are on the list of best beer bars in America? Nope!. Now, this list is made up of only non-franchise beer bars, that means no breweries either. These rules were specifically put in place because of Michigan. Hopcat would be


Michigan Senate approves ban on e-cigarette sales to minors

LANSING, MI -- Legislation to keep electronic cigarettes out of the hands of minors moved forward Tuesday as the Michigan Senate unanimously adopted two bills restricting access to the devices.


Inkster murder was marijuana deal, Michigan State Police say

INKSTER, Mich. (FOX 2) - The Michigan State Police said investigators are still checking all of the facts into a shooting in Inkster Monday afternoon but say they believe it was a marijuana deal and not a random accident.


MSP: Woman used roommate's Bridge Card

An Alpena woman is facing charges after allegedly using her old roommate’s Bridge Card. Michigan State Police said the investigation started when the owner of the card noticed the account was missing some money.


Michigan Senate budget boosts roads, but far short of Whitmer's plan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) (4/23/2019) - A transportation budget advancing in Michigan's Legislature would boost road spending, but far short of the $1.9 billion net increase proposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.


Michigan State Police to hold drug take-back day

ALPENA, MICH — Studies show a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends. Michigan State Police are asking Michiganders to help fix this problem. The agency is hoping to keep people safe by collecting unwanted, unused, and expired drugs for National Prescription Drug


Armed homeowner justified in shooting, killing intruder

IONIA COUNTY, MI – A homeowner was justified when he shot and killed an intruder who claimed to be chased by a killer. Justin Eddy, 40, of Lansing, was intoxicated and had fentanyl, a powerful, synthetic opioid in his system when he was shot and killed Jan. 1, at a home on East Muskgrove Highway in


A good day of ball

ROGERS CITY — Through its first four games of the regular season, the Rogers City baseball team has proven it can hit. The Hurons improved to 4-0 on the season after sweeping North Star League rival Hillman 12-4 and 11-1 in a doubleheader on Monday at Schalk Field in Rogers City,


Big innings key Hurons’ sweep of Tigers

ROGERS CITY–The Rogers City softball team did a good job taking advantage of opportunities on Monday. Kyrsten Altman and Taylor Fleming each hit a home run and the Hurons used one big inning in each game to overtake Hillman for a pair of 8-1 victories during a doubleheader in Rogers City.


Plans canceled for wind farm in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

L'ANSE TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A company says it's not moving forward on plans for a wind farm in Michigan's Upper Peninsula due to factors including delays in the planning process. Renewable Energy Systems recently announced that it's decided to stop development of the Summit Lake Wind Farm project in Ba