Sunday, December 8 2013 8:30 AM EST2013-12-08 13:30:02 GMT
This week, Nicole Collier joins Jerry to dig deeper into the murder of 18-month-old Elaina Steinfurth.More >
This week, Nicole Collier joins Jerry to dig deeper into the murder of 18-month-old Elaina Steinfurth. Hear new details of the case from Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates and Toledo Police Caption Brad Weis just days after Steven King and Angela Steinfurth accepted plea deals in the case.More >
Asian carp - these fish are not native to the United States. They were imported to the southern U.S. in the 60s and 70s to clean wastewater and fish farms. It worked out well…until the asian carp escaped from flooded ponds and headed north. What's the worst thing about these fish? "They eat very low on the food chain and they eat a wide variety. What they will do is they will eat all the fish food." -Dr. Carol Stepien, Director of the Lake Erie Research Center.
By eating all the fish food, the carp have a serious impact on native species. In the maumee that could be the walleye. So can these carp get into the Maumee river on their own? There has been a theory floating around for several years: If you follow the Maumee west to its origin in Fort Wayne, the Maumee flows northeast 137 miles to the Maumee bay and Lake Erie. The nearby Wabash river flows past Fort Wayne and continues southwest to the Ohio river. the Wabash river is connected to the Mississippi basin and has an established asian carp population, but is well separated from the Maumee…except for in times of flooding.
It is widely agreed the Maumee river would be a perfect setting for this invasive species. Abundant food and water flow is conducive to spawning. Dr. Stepien agrees, saying the carp could be the worst invasive species ever in the Great Lakes. In response to the threat, Dr. Stepien's research team is developing an interesting test.
"We can take a glass of water from the lake or a river…and tell you whatever fish have been in that water…in the last several days."
This DNA testing is more efficient and reliable than methods like netting. It will also give scientists a head start on battling invasive species, though it may be a losing battle when it comes to the asian carp. Among other experts, the National Wildlife Foundation believes the only solution is complete hydrologic separation of the great lakes and the mississippi river basin.
At the eagle marsh in fort wayne the Indiana Department of Natural Resources has erected a 10 foot high nearly quarter-mile-long chain link fence to help accomplish this separation. It is a temporary solution that no one is sure will work.
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information on obituaries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends in Mid-Michigan. Death notices are displayed during theMore >
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends who have lost loved ones.More >
Saturday, December 7 2013 5:55 PM EST2013-12-07 22:55:48 GMT
The state of Michigan is dodging an icy storm that has been sweeping across much of the country.A late fall cold snap has gripped much of the country and forced people to deal with frigid temperatures.More >
Sunday, December 8 2013 10:14 PM EST2013-12-09 03:14:48 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Michigan State shook up the BCS title chase again Saturday night. The No. 10 Spartans regained the lead on Connor Cook's 9-yard touchdown pass to Josiah Price with 11:41 left andMore >
Michigan State shook up the BCS title chase again Saturday night. The No. 10 Spartans regained the lead on Connor Cook's 9-yard touchdown pass to Josiah Price with 11:41 left and upset No. 2 Ohio State 34-24 to take the Big Ten title and put Auburn back in the national title hunt.More >
Friday, December 6 2013 2:50 PM EST2013-12-06 19:50:32 GMT
Lansing police say three people are dead in what initial reports by investigators say appears to be a double-murder and suicide. Police said in a statement that they responded about 7:20 p.m. ThursdayMore >
Lansing police say three people are dead in what initial reports by investigators say appears to be a double-murder and suicide.More >
Friday, December 6 2013 6:21 PM EST2013-12-06 23:21:50 GMT
Toy Soliders and the Grinch team up in this unique Christmas display on Center Road in Bay City. But it's the words these characters are holding up, that have some drivers scratching their heads. ManyMore >
Toy Soldiers and the Grinch teamed up in a unique Christmas display in Bay City -- but it's the words these characters are holding up that have some drivers scratching their heads.More >
Friday, December 6 2013 3:49 PM EST2013-12-06 20:49:48 GMT
Frankenmuth police said officers responded to an assault on Thursday which was reported to have happen at the Szechuan House Chinese Restaurant in Frankenmuth. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victim,More >
Frankenmuth police said officers responded to an assault on Thursday which was reported to have happen at the Szechuan House Chinese Restaurant in Frankenmuth.More >
Friday, December 6 2013 12:57 PM EST2013-12-06 17:57:08 GMT
Saginaw has put more items up for sale on its eBay page, including used equipment, a car and even traffic signals. Some of the things for sale were confiscated by the police department. "Some of theMore >
Saginaw has put more items up for sale on its eBay page, including used equipment, a car and cell phones.More >
Sunday, December 8 2013 1:08 PM EST2013-12-08 18:08:50 GMT
Police are investigating what they call suspicious death that took place inside a home last night. The house is on the 2000 block of Montana Avenue in Saginaw County's Bridgeport Township. SeveralMore >
Police are investigating a suspicious death that took place inside a home in Bridgeport Township.More >
Friday, December 6 2013 2:30 PM EST2013-12-06 19:30:24 GMT
Flint City Councilman Eric Mays said he won't quit his seat on the council despite calls for his resignation by city leaders following his weekend arrest for drunken driving and drug possession. On SaturdayMore >
A newly elected Flint city councilman arrested for drunken driving while cruising the wrong way down a highway with four flat tires says he won't resign his post.More >