‘You’re working to buy gas’: Gas prices cross $5 mark in Michigan
Gas prices here in Michigan have gone from worse to terrible in just a matter of days. The state-wide average is $4.93 a gallon. That’s almost 40 cents more than just last week, and it gets even worse from there. Seen in the video player above is a video sent to Local 4 from Mackinaw City with gas prices of $5.19 for a gallon of regular, and prices aren’t expected to stop rising.
3 Mackinaw City hotels accused of deception: Closed rooms, worse amenities, bogus cancellation policy
Three hotels in Mackinaw City are accused of deceiving customers with a bogus cancellation policy and by advertising rooms and amenities that turned out to be unavailable when travelers arrived, according to the attorney general.
Video: Mackinaw City hotel worker berates, kicks out family after woman makes complaint about plumbing
A woman staying at the Crown Choice Inn & Suites in Mackinaw City with her family last month recorded her encounter with a man behind the desk calling her an “idiot” and a “dumb Democrat” after she made a complaint about her toilet.
Army vet charged after climbing Mackinac Bridge for photos
(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)ST. IGNACE, Mich. – An Army veteran already jailed in Ohio after the roof of a Cincinnati skyscraper was accessed has been accused of scaling the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan to take photos. Issac Wright, 25, of Cincinnati, was arraigned Thursday via video in Cheboygan District Court on a charge of felony trespass upon a key transportation facility. Photos taken on the bridge’s south tower were posted in November on social media. The bridge connects Michigan’s Upper and Lower peninsulas. Chartier said she only is representing Wright in the Michigan bridge case.
Michigan approves Great Lakes oil pipeline tunnel permits
(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Michigan's environmental agency said Friday it has approved construction of an underground tunnel to house a replacement for a controversial oil pipeline in a channel linking two of the Great Lakes. AdThe project requires permits from the state Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “We have issued permits designed to ensure that if a tunnel is constructed, it will be in strict compliance with relevant statutes and adhere to stringent protections against impacts to the Great Lakes,” Clark said. State officials emphasized the tunnel project was a separate legal matter from the dispute over the existing pipeline, which was laid in 1953. It has taken steps to prevent future anchor strikes and says the tunnel project would eliminate that danger.
Golfing on a Jewel: 5 reasons why playing this course on Mackinac Island is an experience like no other
Here are five reasons why a round of golf on Mackinac Island’s Jewel Golf Course is an experience like no other. The ferry rideSome ferry rides to Mackinac Island will take you underneath the Mackinac Bridge. Spectacular viewsViews from the Jewel Golf Course on Mackinac Island. The Jewel Golf Course on Mackinac Island. The Jewel Golf Course on Mackinac Island.
Michigan court orders Line 5 to temporarily cease operations after damage discovered to pipeline
LANSING, Mich. The Ingham County Circuit Court ordered Thursday that Enbridge Energy must cease all operations of the Line 5 oil pipeline located in the Straits of Mackinac. The courts ruling comes after Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filed a motion for a temporary restraining requiring Enbridge to cease operations on Monday. The east leg has ceased operations since last week after damage was discovered on Line 5. Work must continue toward complete removal of Line 5 from our waters.The Alberta, Canada-based company discovered damage to the pipelines anchor support on June 18. According to Whitmer, the damaged anchor support lies approximately 150 feet (46 meters) from a section of the pipeline where damage to the pipeline coating was discovered on or around May 26.
Woman arrested after leading police chase over Mackinac Bridge
OTSEGO COUNTY, Mich. A driver was arrested after leading police on a chase over the Mackinac Bridge on Thursday morning. Officials say the driver, a 31-year-old woman from Waterford, initially pulled over but then fled the scene. Stop sticks were successfully deployed and the Volkswagen continued to drive across the Mackinac Bridge on its rims. Police say bridge traffic was halted by the Mackinac Bridge Authority after they were notified of the situation. The woman was then arrested and transported to the Otsego County Jail.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer demands answers from Enbridge on pipeline damage
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer demanded Friday that Enbridge Energy provide proof that the damage to one of its dual oil pipelines under the Straits of Mackinac will not pose a threat to the area. Whitmer said the damage and how it occurred calls into question the viability of the pipeline. Thats why I am requesting Enbridge turn over to the State of Michigan all relevant information about this most recent damage and provide affirmative evidence that establishes the integrity of the pipeline, Whitmer said in a statement. Duffy clarified that the problem does not affect the pipeline, which he said was shut down as a precaution. The EPA determined that Enbridge neglected to properly evaluate thousands of shallow dents on its Lakehead Pipeline System, which runs across northern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.
Michigan company announces daily, nightly trips to Mackinac Island on pirate ship
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. – A Michigan ferry boat company announced it will offer daily and evening rides to Mackinac Island on what appears to be an actual pirate ship. Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry, out of Mackinaw City, announced the Mackinac Pirate Adventure Tour trips will begin June 19. The company’s pirate ship, Good Fortune, will take passengers to Mackinac Island from Mackinaw City five times per day during peak season. Good Fortune (Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry)Company officials said the ship has water cannons for children and a bar for adults on nightly cruises. Good Fortune (Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry)
Expect delays: Mackinac Bridge traffic expected to increase over Memorial Day weekend
Published: May 20, 2020, 11:26 am Updated: May 20, 2020, 11:32 amMACKINAW CITY, Mich. The Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) is alerting residents that bridge traffic is expected to increase this weekend due to the holiday and new card-only toll payment protocols. Officials say there were delays on the bridge last weekend due to an increase of travelers in addition to MBAs temporary restriction on cash transactions. MBA has implemented a card-only payment policy amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to help prevent the spread of the virus. READ: Mackinac Bridge will stop accepting cash due to coronavirus (COVID-19)To help slow the spread of COVID-19, we stopped taking cash payments in mid-March. Officials anticipate an increase in traffic and delays amid the Memorial Day weekend -- especially for southbound traffic on Memorial Day.
Enbridge: Broken pipe in Mackinac Straits is 200 feet long
MACKINAW CITY, Mich. – A 200-foot-long broken boring pipe remains embedded in the Straits of Mackinac and may not be recoverable by a company that operates a fuel pipeline, officials said. Enbridge Inc. retrieved a broken 45-foot rod in December and told state regulators that a pipe of similar length remained. But the leftover pipe actually is 200 feet long, the Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday. The broken pipe was related to a project last summer. “I don't expect much would be done (to recover) that remaining 200 feet of grout rod," Haas said.
Man walks from Metro Detroit home to Mackinaw City just because he loves walking
TROY, Mich. Peter Manos decided to walk to Mackinaw City from his Metro Detroit home. He had no reason for the trek beyond that he loves walking and his house felt empty when his son left for school. Manos journey took him 19 days to complete. It really is about the journey, Manos said. He doesnt have any big walks planned, but he has heard about a trail from Lake Huron to Lake Michigan.
Details released about 2019 Mackinac Bridge walk
Officials are releasing details about plans for this years traditional Labor Day walk across the Mackinac Bridge. The Mackinac Bridge Authority says Thursday the 2019 event will again start from both St. Ignace and Mackinaw City on either end of the bridge connecting Michigans Upper and Lower peninsulas. A video on the Mackinac Bridge Authoritys website explains the Sept. 2 options. The Mackinac Bridge Authority last year made big changes to the annual bridge walk, including adding start points at both ends of the bridge to eliminate the need for buses to take people back across. The bridge was closed to most vehicles during the 2017 walk for security reasons.