Top News: Gotion says China isn’t trying to infiltrate Northern Michigan

Here’s a look at 10 of our best stories we published on 9and10news.com last week.

Gotion responds to claims of allegiance to the Chinese Communist Party

Jim Chapman, supervisor of Green Charter Township, and Chuck Thelen, Gotion’s vice president of North American operations, answered many questions about the battery factory project this week, including a rumor that Gotion claims its allegiance to the Chinese Communist Party. Thelen said these claims are baseless. “I’m surprised that people make statements as crazy as they are. The other claims that we are going to flood the rapids with 250 migrant workers from China. That does not make any sense. We will bring our centers of expertise, experts to help set up the equipment and the process. It will probably be between 20 and 50 people,” he said.

A school community came together to save a man’s life during a recent basketball game

The Pentwater Fire Department announced on Wednesday that a man’s life was saved during a return game in January. Firefighters said at 5:52 p.m. on January 27, firefighters and EMS officials responded to a report that an elderly man may have had a seizure in the Pentwater Public Schools lobby prior to the start of the game. back from junior college basketball against Baudouin. A handful of people intervened to save the man.

2 children killed, 1 seriously injured after car hits Amish buggy in Wexford Co.

Two children were killed and another was seriously injured after a crash Monday morning involving a passenger vehicle and an Amish buggy, the Wexford County Sheriff’s Office said. The sheriff’s office said it received a call at 8:15 a.m. about an accident at East 16 Road and North 39 Road. According to a preliminary investigation, a vehicle traveling east on East 16 struck an Amish buggy carrying three children as the buggy pulled into the intersection, heading south on North 39. A person who drove described as a witness on Facebook said the horse “got” in traffic.

Manistee community remembers life of man described as ‘local legend’

Art Anderson died on Saturday, just before Big Al’s 50th birthday. The family restaurant he ran now remembers his life and the impact he had on the community. Staff say the art has touched countless lives and is the reason the restaurant was voted one of the best pizzerias in the state. Mark Dilloway, a manager for 24 years at Big Al’s, says the art impacted the community, not just as an owner, but as someone who meant well for those around him.

Michigan State Police warn of new impersonation scam

Michigan State Police are warning people of a new scam where callers impersonate them in order to obtain sensitive information or money. MSP said people across the state are receiving so-called scam calls that appear to come from the Cadillac State Police Department. The scammers claim to be from the Michigan State Police.

Cadillac man charged with embezzlement from Betten Baker dealership

Michigan State Police said on Tuesday a Cadillac man was arrested for embezzlement from Cadillac’s Betten Baker Chevrolet-Buick. Cadillac Post soldiers were contacted in October 2022 by the dealership to investigate an alleged embezzlement. The suspect, Steven Michael Garrod, 35, of Cadillac, had recently been fired from his job as a title clerk after the dealership said it learned he had hijacked them. Garrod had worked at the dealership for about eight years.

‘Catfishing Mom’ pleads guilty to harassment and faces 5 years in prison

The mother accused of fishing her own daughter pleaded guilty on Wednesday to two of the five counts she faced. Kendra Licari has been arrested on five counts after police say she harassed her own daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend for over a year with hundreds of harassing text messages. Police said Licari would hide his identity and location with fake IP addresses and tried to make it look like another student was sending the messages. But on Wednesday in an Isabella County courtroom, Licari admitted two counts of stalking a minor.

The DNR catches poachers and gives fish to the families of Manistee Co.

Six Colorado men owe the state of Michigan more than $6,000 after pleading guilty to fish poaching. MNR officers say they received a tip from a concerned fisherman about salmon poaching on the Manistee River in October. “It’s too bad this group has invested so much time and money to travel all the way to Michigan just to illegally harvest these salmon, a valuable public natural resource,” said DNR Sgt. Grant Emery.

3 Doors Down, Chicago, Jordan Davis All Headline National Cherry Festival

The National Cherry Festival kicks off in Traverse City July 1-8, and the organization behind the event has released their headlining performances for this year’s festival. All performances below will take place at the Pepsi Bayside Music Stage.

Traverse City gun rights attorney hits back at lawmakers over gun reforms

State lawmakers are giving final approval to some of their gun reform efforts, but not everyone is convinced these efforts will be successful. A Traverse City gun rights attorney says he doesn’t think gun reforms in Lansing will hold up in court and could be tied to legal challenges for years.


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