Community in Temporary: 03/19/2021 | Local News

MSP: Manistee County homicide investigation ongoing

WELLSTON – Michigan State Police said they are investigating a murder discovered in Manistee County’s Norman Township on Wednesday.

Authorities found a Wellston man, William Joseph Johnson, 56, dead in his home and subsequently arrested a woman as the prime suspect. The 40-year-old Cadillac woman was detained in Manistee County Jail in Manistee.

Both the coroner and the MSP forensics team responded to determine the cause and time of death, police said.

MSP Lt. Derrick Carroll said the autopsy results and the prosecution’s review of criminal charges are pending.

Removed weight restrictions

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Transportation is lifting some seasonal weight restrictions on state roads starting March 6 at 6 a.m. This applies to roads on the southern lower peninsula. Frost restrictions are enforced in the rest of the state. Call 800-787-8960 for information and updates.

Cancellation of the meeting

TRAVERSE CITY – Grand Traverse County’s Brownfield Redevelopment Authority has canceled its March 25th session. The next session begins on April 22nd at 8:00 am at the government center. Contact: 248-762-8701.

Blues concerts

TRAVERSE CITY – The Dennos Museum Center and the partner of the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts present the virtual Windy City Line Up. Davy Knowles will perform at 7:30 p.m. on March 26th and at Toronzo Cannon on April 9th. Both blues shows are premiered on YouTube. Zoom discussions start at 7 p.m. More information at

Alzheimer’s event

TRAVERSE CITY – Accelerate the Cure invites people to register for this year’s fundraiser on June 19th. Crooked Tree Arts Center artists sell and display their work along the drive from the Grand Traverse Pavilions through Leelanau County. The socially distant event aims to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and fundraising for caregivers in northern Michigan. Register at Questions: [email protected]

Two other Michigan men were charged on January 6th

DETROIT – Two other Michigan men were charged Thursday after photos and other evidence revealed they were in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Robert “Bobby” Schornak and Daniel Herendeen, both from Macomb County, traveled to Washington in support of President Donald Trump and got into the Capitol, according to the FBI.

“I can’t stay home, I wouldn’t be able to live by myself,” Schornak Herendeen said in a Facebook message from the FBI.

You were accused in Washington of obstructing Congress, forcibly entering the Capitol, and of other crimes. Both men were released after appearing in federal court in Detroit. They asked for court-appointed lawyers.

Schornak, 39, and Herendeen, 43, are now joining three other Michigan men who were indicted in Washington. Wixom’s Michael Foy is accused of hitting police officers with a hockey stick.

Photos and videos posted on social media helped investigators bring proceedings against Schornak and Herendeen, the Detroit News reported.

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