Texas woman accused of selling toxic diet pills in Michigan
BAY CITY, Mich. – A Texas woman faces federal charges in Michigan for allegedly selling a toxic diet pill online to residents in the state’s Saginaw and Washtenaw counties. The indictment accuses her of obtaining the drug DNP, also known as 2, 4-dinitrophenol, from suppliers and profiting from its sale. The sales began as early as October 2018, and at least some of her customers were in Saginaw and Washtenaw counties, court records state. Holloway appeared remotely from Texas on Dec. 17 before a U.S. District Court magistrate judge in Michigan who granted Holloway a $10,000 unsecured bond and said she would be supervised out of Fort Worth, Texas. Her trial is set for April 20 before a federal judge in Bay City, Michigan.
Worker dies in fall at Michigan sugar beet processing plant
BAY CITY, Mich. – A man who was helping clean a chute at a sugar beet processing plant in Michigan’s Thumb region fell about 120 feet (37 meters) to his death, authorities said. Bay County Sheriff’s deputies who were called Tuesday night to the Michigan Sugar Co. plant near Bay City about a fatal accident found the 53-year-old plant worker dead, police said. Bay County’s chief medical examiner pronounced the man dead at the scene, said Sheriff’s Lt. James Chlebowski. The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been contacted about the worker's death, he said. Michigan Sugar Co. said in a statement that it is cooperating with authorities investigating the worker’s death, and added that “the thoughts and prayers of everyone at Michigan Sugar Company are with the family of this employee.”
Sumpter Township quadruple homicide suspect turns himself in to police
SUMPTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police chief Eric Luke is detailing how a quadruple murder suspect in Sumpter Township turned himself in. UPDATE: Sumpter Township quadruple homicide suspect charged with first-degree murderBefore turning himself in, Raymond Lee Bailey, was on the run after allegedly killing his ex girlfriend and three of her family members at a Martinsville Road home. READ: Man accused of quadruple homicide in Sumpter Township turns himself in“He abandoned his vehicle just outside Bay City,” Luke said. Sumpter Township police worked closely with Bay City police, hoping to find the suspected killer. READ: Police search for man wanted in connection with Sumpter Township quadruple homicide
Michigan recalls marijuana product after someone licked pre-rolls during assembly
The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) announced Thursday a recall on contaminated pre-rolls from retail outlets at Bay City, Hazel Park, Detroit, Traverse City, Ann Arbor, Lansing, River Rouge, Ferndale, Quincy, Lowell, Negaunee and Lapeer. According to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), the investigation was initiated on July 31. Consumers who have any of the contaminated pre-rolls in their possession should return them to the retailer where they were purchased for proper disposal. Consumers who have experienced symptoms after using these products should report their symptoms and product use to their physician. Consumers are also asked to report any adverse product reactions to the MRA via email at MRA-Enforcement@michigan.gov or call 517-284-8599.
Coast Guard rescues 5 people, dog from sinking boat in Lake Huron
BAY CITY, Mich. – Five people and a dog have been rescued from a sinking boat in Saginaw Bay. The 50-foot vessel was halfway submerged and one person wearing a life jacket was in the water when a Coast Guard rescue boat arrived after 11 a.m. Wednesday, the Coast Guard said Thursday in a release. A line was tossed to the person who was pulled aboard the Coast Guard Station Saginaw River rescue boat. The other four people and the dog were helped aboard the rescue boat from the sinking vessel. Salvage crews were working Thursday on a plan to remove the sinking boat from Saginaw Bay, according to the Coast Guard.
Medstar to become ambulance provider for McLaren Bay
BAY CITY, Mich. Michigans largest 911 EMS and mobile healthcare provider, Medstar, will become the ambulance provider for McLaren Bay Region and the surrounding communities. McLaren Bay Region has provided emergency transportation services to Bay County more than 40 years. We recognize the commitment of McLaren Bay Region and the EMS employees over the last four decades, and look forward to building on that legacy with expanded services, additional vehicles, and new equipment, said Medstar CEO Kolby Miller. Medstar will also extend its EMT and nationally-recognized Paramedic education programs into Bay County as part of our training and workforce development initiatives. We look forward to welcoming the personnel from McLaren Bay Region into positions serving Bay County, as well as adding additional shifts and personnel.The transition will also extend Medstar LifeFlights air medical services to critically ill and injured patients in Bay County.
Michigan man plans to steal helicopter for hospital attack to free COVID-19 patients, police say
A Michigan man devised a plan to steal a helicopter from the Coast Guard in order to attack a police station and shooting up a hospital to disrupt the power and free the coronavirus (COVID-19) patients, authorities said.
Rhonda is back! Heat wave in full effect
"A tall ship cruising through Marine City on its way to Bay City." Watch out for some construction today on Middlebelt Road at I-94, right near Detroit Metro Airport. There will be a lot of viewers happy to see Rhonda Walker back on Local 4 today! Red Wings street hockey tour in Royal Oak The Red Wings street hockey tour is in Royal Oak today! Today's Featured Photo: "A tall ship cruising through Marine City on its way to Bay City."
Michigan man who appeared on TLC's Meet the Putmans found not guilty of gun crimes
A jury in Bay City returned its verdict Friday in 33-year-old Brandon Putman's federal trial, according to a report. MICHIGAN - A Michigan man who appeared with his family on the TLC show "Meet the Putmans" has been found not guilty of gun crimes. MLive.com reports that a jury in Bay City returned its verdict Friday in 33-year-old Brandon Putman's federal trial. Authorities say Putman tried to get copies of a component to convert an AR-15 into an automatic weapon that could shoot multiple bullets with a single squeeze of the trigger. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Michigan Lottery: Woman wins $116K playing Fast Cash game
A Bay City woman is in disbelief after winning $116,906 playing the Michigan Lottery’s 20X The Cash Fast Cash game. Fast Cash games are a series of instant-win games that print from terminals at Lottery retailers. Fast Cash tickets range in price from $1 per play up to $20 per play. Fast Cash prizes never sell out and there is no waiting for a drawing as all games are played immediately. Fast Cash games may be purchased at 11,000 retailers across the state.