Injury causes 1500 deaths per year

Oct 1, 2018
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Health officials said over ten-thousand people in Michigan are expected to be hospitalized for traumatic brain injuries this year. They said TBIs have resulted in over 1,500 deaths in the past three years.


Lynn Sutfin is a spokesperson for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. She said September is TBI awareness month.


Beware of the swarm

Sep 17, 2018
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The unusual September heat has ushered in waves of nuisance mosquitoes in Michigan.

Environment officials said heavy August rain activated dormant egg, and the recent heat has made for easy living for the petsts.

Bill Stanuszek is the director of the Saginaw County Mosquito Abatement Commission. He said the mosquitos have some time left before the cold comes in.

Possibility to see the northern lights

Sep 10, 2018
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The northern lights will be on display over the next two nights, as long as the cloud cover moves along.

A geomagnetic storm watch is in effect for the next 48 hours. Solar energy will interact with the Earth’s atmosphere which can result in a display of the northern lights.

Michael Boguth is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gaylord. He said even the lower peninsula has a chance to see the lights.

Marching Chips to perform at Ford Field

Sep 7, 2018
Xavier Mendoza | WCMU

The Marching Chips from Central Michigan University are Detroit-bound.

CMU’s marching band will perform for the NFL Monday for the first time in more than 30 years.

The Marching Chips will play at halftime when the Lions take on the New York Jets .

Ruhl Cook is a squad leader for the band’s trumpet section. He said this experience will be a good way to start his senior year at CMU.


Crazy system for crazy weather

Aug 28, 2018
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Michigan is being hit with a fairly uncommon weather system tonight. It’s called a Quasi-Linear Convective System, and it has the potential to be dangerous.