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NMU Grad Named New Michigan State Police Director

The new director of the Michigan State Police is a graduate of Northern Michigan University. Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer tapped Captain Joe Gasper for the role as part of a slew of department heads for her administration. The Grand Rapids native joined the Michigan State Police in 1998. He currently serves …

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Snyder Vetos Casperson’s Billboard Bill

Senator Tom Casperson’s bill that would have made revisions to the Highway Advertising Act has been vetoed by Governor Rick Snyder. Snyder wrote that this bill would increase the number of digital billboards in an already crowded space. He also wrote that more discussion should be had before changing the …

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L’Anse Woman Arraigned On Murder Charge

A L’Anse woman is facing a murder charge in connection with the death of a toddler. 37-year-old Genevieve Lynn Meyers was arraigned Thursday in the 97th District Court in Baraga County.  Meyers was arrested Wednesday on the anniversary of the death of 2-year-old Walker Meyers of L’Anse, for whom she …

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L’Anse Woman Arrested For Murder Of A Toddler

A caregiver has been arrested in connection with the death of a toddler. After a lengthy investigation, the Michigan State Police arrested a 37-year-old L’Anse woman Wednesday on a Homicide-Felony Murder warrant authorized by the Baraga County Prosecuting Attorney. The warrant authorization and arrest occurred on the one-year anniversary of …

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Fatal Snowmobile Accident By Lake Gogebic

A snowmobiler is dead following an accident in Ontonagon County. The Ontonagon County Sheriff Office says the accident happened on Lake Gogebic around 2:30am Thursday. 46-year-old Jill Swarts of Gretna, Nebraska was reportedly traveling south on the west shore of Lake Gogebic, 150 yards south of the Ontonagon County park. …

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Marquette Physician’s License Revoked for Sexual Contact with Patients

December 27, 2018 – The Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery revoked the medical license of Jonathan Gale Robertson and fined the licensee $100,000 at its December 6, 2018 meeting for having sexual contact with patients. The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) initially served an order summarily suspending the medical license of Robertson for allegations of criminal …

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