Scammer convinces elderly Michigan couple to convert thousands of dollars into Bitcoin
GARFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI – Police are warning people about a scam that was recently committed against an elderly couple in Northern Michigan. The couple from Honor went to a gas station in Garfield Township to use its Bitcoin ATM, according to a news release from Michigan State Police. The scammer convinced the couple they needed to pay money via Bitcoin to prevent loss of freedoms and further financial loss. When officers intervened at the gas station, the couple told them that they had already sent $2,900 to the scammer, police said. They had been told to withdraw $17,000 from their bank account and convert it to Bitcoin for the perpetrator.mlive.com
Sleeping Bear Dunes river investigation spotlights access tensions
HONOR, MI — Who messed with Platte River Point? According to state officials and witnesses, the park service caught someone digging out the river mouth with a shovel. Platte River Point is one of the few remaining undeveloped river mouths or large creek outlets on the state’s Lake Michigan coast. The annual coho salmon run up the Platte River is expected to begin within a couple weeks. He thinks the river mouth previously extended as far east as it did earlier this year because of those structures.mlive.com
South Lyon parents who lost son to mental illness push for awareness, education in schools
Frank and Claire Domanico lost their son Eric to suicide when he was 19 years old. As they struggle through a year of firsts without him, they are pushing for a change in the education system to raise mental health awareness.
Sleeping Bear Dunes’ new guided hiking tours offer rare peek into the park’s wilderness areas
HONOR, MICH. -- This might be the year you’ll get to see a side of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore that you’ve never seen before. National Park Service officials recently approved Sleeping Bear Tour Co. to start offering small personal tours into the park’s wilderness areas. The company, founded and led by former Sleeping Bear Dunes park ranger Julie Den Uyl, is the first commercial operator in the park’s history to be granted the permits necessary for accessing these highly regulated, seldom-trafficked areas. She says the Sleeping Bear wilderness tours’ timing and sizing are being carefully regulated, given the sensitive nature of the locations. “My job is to interpret the landscape and show you things that you just casually walked by before.”For more information on Sleeping Bear Tour Co. and its guided hike offerings, visit sleepingbeartourco.com.mlive.com
Insect that kills hemlocks detected in NW Michigan county
View of a section of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore park and fog-obscured Lake Michigan beyond, Michigan, November 2013. (Photo by Interim Archives/Getty Images)HONOR, Mich. – A small insect that can kill hemlock trees by feeding on their sap has been detected at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in northwestern Michigan. Michigan has been combating hemlock woolly adelgid since 2006 and has current infestations in Allegan, Ottawa, Muskegon, Oceana and Mason counties. The insect was detected in October in Ludington State Park, about 70 miles (112 kilometers) south of Sleeping Bear Dunes. Cars, boats or recreational vehicles parked beneath infested trees may also be able to transport the insects to new locations.
Musicians around the world perform to honor South Lyon musician lost to suicide
SOUTH LYON, Mich. – World-class saxophonist Eric Domanico would have turned 20 years old on Monday, but he unfortunately lost his battle with mental illness over the summer. Musicians across the globe are honoring the South Lyon teen while bringing awareness to depression among the youth. The childhood photos of Eric Domanico are like any other families’ -- birthday parties, playing outside, friends, family and just being a kid. To honor Eric’s memory, 40 saxophonists from around the world came together to perform with Eric in a virtual tribute. “I was with my sister-in-law when we played it,” said Claire Domanico, Eric’s mother.
Huawei selling Honor phone brand in face of US sanctions
BEIJING – Chinese tech giant Huawei is selling its budget-price Honor smartphone brand in an effort to rescue the struggling business from damaging U.S. sanctions imposed on its parent company. Huawei will retain its flagship Huawei smartphone brand. The buyer is a state-owned company in Shenzhen, the southern city where Huawei is headquartered, and a group of Honor retailers. Huawei, China’s first global tech brand and the biggest maker of switching equipment used by phone and internet companies, is at the center of U.S.-Chinese tension over technology, security and spying. Other Chinese smartphone brands such as Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo operate without such restrictions.
Ceremony in Grosse Pointe Farms honors Michiganders who died in 9/11
GROSSE POINTE FARMS, Mich. – A small group gathered Friday morning in Grosse Pointe Farms to pay respect to Michiganders lost in 9/11. It happened at The War Memorial, a home donated by the Alger family back in the 1940′s. David Alger was a Mutual Fund Manager who died 19 years ago in his office at the World Trace Center. The War Memorial is a moving setting for the observance, with the veteran’s garden, a large American flag flown at half-staff and Lake St. Clair lapping at the sea wall. “And as a patriotic, cultural community leader, The War Memorial is committed to those moments in time where we can bring people together and to really think about our past as we think about our future," War Memorial President Charles Burke said.
Authorities in northern Michigan seek missing Metro Detroit woman who called someone asking for help
HONOR, Mich. - Northern Michigan authorities are looking for a missing Metro Detroit woman who called someone asking for help while visiting her family's cabin. NEW: Reward offered in search for mother missing Up NorthPolice said Adrienne Quintal, who is from Southfield, traveled to a family cabin in Honor. Quintal, 47, called someone in Warren and asked for help about 2:45 a.m. Thursday. Police said they arrived at the scene just before 3 a.m. and found signs of possible foul play, but didn't see Quintal. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to contact Benzie County Central Dispatch at 231-882-4487 or the Michigan State Police Silent Observer line at 1-866-774-2345.
Huawei launches the first product with its own operating system a smart TV
Huawei's own operating system called the HarmonyOS has debuted on an internet-connected TV. The Chinese tech giant unveiled the the Honor Vision TV on Saturday that will be the first device powered by Huawei's own operating system, the HarmonyOS. The Chinese technology giant said HarmonyOS, also known as HongmengOS, will eventually be used across devices from smartphones to smartwatches, and even smart speakers, smartwatches and in-vehicle systems. Releasing HarmonyOS is also part of the company's back-up plan should it be cut off from U.S. technology. Huawei is on Washington's blacklist known as the Entity List which restricts American firms from doing business with it.cnbc.com
American says it is "an honor" to be gored by a bull
American says it is "an honor" to be gored by a bull In this year's Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, Chicago native Bill Hillmann almost died when a bull's horn nearly missed a major artery and punctured his leg. Nevertheless, he is considered America's best bull-runner. Jeff Glor reports.cbsnews.com