Aaron Parseghian, 9 & 10 News

Aaron Parseghian

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Petoskey, MI, United States

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Past articles by Aaron:

Measles Outbreak: Northern Michigan Doctors Enhance Surveillance After More Diagnosed in Southeastern Michigan

The number of measles cases in the state continues to rise. The state Department of Health and Human Services says two more people have been infected, bringing the total to 41 statewide. So far every case has been found in southeastern Michigan, 39 in Oakland County, one in Wayne and one in Washtenaw. But there is growing concern in Northern... → Read More

Decades-Old Dam Washes Out in Boyne River; Sparks Concern

An old dam in the Boyne River washed out, causing some concern that at least one house could fall into the river. It happened at a section of the Boyne River just off US-131 in Boyne Falls, near a couple of rental properties. “The river is powerful and it just eroded away enough and finally it just opened up and... → Read More

Tyson Travels: Several Months and Many Miles Later, Tyson the Dog Finally Returns Home

He’s been on the run since July but Tyson the dog’s travels are finally taking him home. 9&10 News was the first to tell you about Tyson the dog who was spotted earlier this winter in Presque Isle County. That was around 70 miles from where he went missing in Otsego County. Since then a group of women in Rogers... → Read More

Kingsley Schools Plays Film to Show Impact of Student Suicides

“It’s another step to help forward that conversation with parents and kids.” The Kingsley Area School District is keeping the dialogue open when it comes to mental health and suicide. The school is putting the discussion at the forefront, following three student suicides in the past 10 months. More than 60 teachers attended a training session earlier this week from... → Read More

Many Local Businesses are Hoping for Full Trails and More Snow

Many local business are hoping for some more snowfall this week. For some the lack of snow has affected their bottom line. “It was like a night and day switch over when the snow hit, we went from zero to 50 in matter of hours, everybody was happy again, and it made a big impact,” Northern Bear Country Store Owner... → Read More

Otsego County Residents Welcome Snowy Start to 2019

Parts of Otsego County saw some of the heaviest snow from Monday night’s storm. People there started their new year by waking up and shoveling close to a foot of it. Though there were many who welcomed the snowy start to 2019. “It was coming down light and it started getting heavier and heavier and it was just bam all... → Read More

Mt. Pleasant Giving Tree Grows to Help More in Need

It started as a giving tree just last year and now that same Mt. Pleasant tree has expanded to help even more people. The tree outside Downtown Drugs is stocked with winter hats, scarves and gloves. They have sizes from infants to adults and the goal is to keep everyone warm this winter season. It’s been such a hit, this... → Read More

Emmet County Prepares for New Public Transit Service

In few weeks people who live in Emmet County will have more reliable public transportation. Just after the New Year, the county will roll out EMGO, a new public transit service. Recently they put up their own website and it has all the information so riders can prep before making plans. Three new buses will be traveling the county from... → Read More

Michigan State Police Encourages Victims of Sexual Abuse to Come Forward

“In the case of Grace, we have done some investigation there in the past.” We’re shining a light on allegations of sexual abuse at the hands of former teachers at a Baptist school in Gaylord. Wednesday night on 9&10 News a woman shared her story, claiming she was assaulted by her former teacher while she was a student at Grace... → Read More

Father, 5-Year-Old Son Killed in Drummond Island House Fire

“Kyle was quite the hero because he was not going to leave any of his family .” A young father and his five year-old son died in a fire that destroyed their home on Drummond Island. Kyle Messenger and his son Ethan passed away Sunday night. First-responders were called to their home on Johnswood Road just before 10:00 p.m., when... → Read More

Hook & Hunting: Firearm Season Brings Boom in Business

We’re halfway through the firearm season and many hunters are heading to Northern Michigan to bring home a buck. It’s one of the most popular places in the state to hunt. DNR checks stations, like one in Gaylord have had a steady stream of successful sportsman. And those traveling hunters have also given a bump to local businesses, like the... → Read More

East Jordan Firefighters Save 5 Dogs From Burning Home

On Monday a fire caused extensive smoke damage at a woman’s East Jordan home but firefighters managed to save what’s most important to her. East Jordan firefighters were able to rescue the woman’s five dogs, before the fire spread and destroyed her kitchen. Monday morning Trina Bos went to the store and when she came back she noticed smoke billowing... → Read More

Pellston Regional Airport Back Open After Mechanical Issues With Weather Equipment

The Pellston Regional Airport is back up and running after an issue forced them to cancel several flights. In total seven flights were canceled over the past couple days. The airport says they had a mechanical problem with weather reporting equipment. The equipment is owned by the FAA, but maintained by the National Weather Service. Airlines need the system to... → Read More

Alpena County Animal Shelter Warns of Man Who They Say Harms Cats

A Northern Michigan animal shelter is warning people about a local man they say is out trying to harm cats. The Huron Humane Society of Alpena says that those seeking to find a new home for their pet, or have found a cat whose owner they are looking for, should avoid a man named “Chris.” “We feel it’s our duty... → Read More

61st Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk: What You Need to Know Before You Walk

The 61st Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk kicks off Monday morning but this year it will be a little different. Similar to last year, the bridge will be closed to all traffic from 6:30 in the morning until noon, but what’s different about this year, walkers have the choice to start either north of the bridge in St. Ignace, or south... → Read More

Chippewa Co. Fair Kicks off in Kinross

A fair full of food, fun and livestock shows is now underway, just off the highway in Kinross. The Chippewa County Fair is full speed ahead, with events ranging from nightly demolition derbies to the usual carnival rides. Animals being shown range from pigs to goats to cows. For many, the livestock shows are a family tradition and a great... → Read More

100 Lucky Hunters Take Home an Elk Tag as the First Hunt Begins in Northern Michigan

A crowd of 100 hopeful hunters gathered in Otsego County Monday, all of them won one of the most elusive hunting tags in all of Michigan. Each year tens of thousands of people apply but only 200 hunters get the chance to take home an elk. This year marks the 100th anniversary that elk were re-introduced in the state. It’s... → Read More

Otsego County Sexual Assault Case Heading to Circuit Court

One of the largest cases of sexual assault in Otsego County is not being dismissed, but heading to circuit court. 9&10 News was in the courtroom Tuesday for Raymond Neeley Jr.’s preliminary hearing. Neeley was facing 60 sex crime charges, but it took a turn last month after the alleged victim took her own life. Northern Michigan’s News Leader was... → Read More

Emmet Co. Crews Continue Searching Missing Boater in Crooked Lake

In 24 hours, we’ve received reports of three possible drownings throughout Northern Michigan. The most recent one was Thursday morning in Leelanau County, where police found an elderly man dead in the water. Another in Manistee County, where the sheriff’s office says a woman died trying to save children who were struggling while swimming. And now, search crews in Emmet... → Read More

Luce Co. Prisoner Caught After Running Away; Michigan Department of Corrections Investigating

“As they were walking out of the courthouse, the prisoner broke free and fled from our transportation officers.” There was a heavy police presence in Luce County after a prisoner ran away from officers during a court transfer. It happened just after 10 Tuesday morning when officers were moving a prisoner from the Luce County Courthouse in Newberry. They say... → Read More