Guarding the Guard

Private security firm hired to guard Michigan’s National Guard bases and facilities The state has hired a West Michigan-based private security firm to protect six of its National Guard and Air National Guard bases and facilities. In a 5-year, $15 million contract, DK Security will provide armed security services at six military installations around the […]

College Hoops aboard Vinson

Quicken Loans Carrier Classic is Prepared for Anything Production is underway on the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic basketball game aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The Michigan State Spartans are set to take on the University of North Carolina Tar Heels at the first ever college basketball game on a U.S. Navy […]

M320 Sighting

Murdoc’s not heard what the distribution plan is for the new grenade launcher or how far along it is, but it looks like 37th Infantry, part of the Ohio National Guard, has them. The 37th Infantry also include elements of the Michigan National Guard, including the 126th Cav from the city of Wyoming (Grand Rapids […]

Oh, Carp

Three Guys versus the Asian Carp The Illinois River connects to Lake Michigan through a shipping canal, which is tenuously protected by electric shock barriers. What would happen when billions of Asian Carp break through into the Great Lakes is terrible to consider. There was actually an Asian Carp Summit held at the White House […]

School System Misuse of Power? Really?

In Lawrence, Michigan, the school district’s telephone alert system, intended to alert residents of snow days, school lock-downs, and other high-priority school-related business, was used to robocall people and encourage them to sign the recall-Governor-Snyder petition. Lawrence is just a few miles down the road from where Murdoc’s in-laws live. “It will never happen again” […]

Shootings in Grand Rapids

No, Murdoc is not anywhere near the big news story out of West Michigan tonight: Michigan Police Surround Suspected Gunman Who Allegedly Killed 7 in Shooting Spree Crazy story. Apparently this longtime felon killed a kid, five women, and man. A couple of other shootouts and a wild chase through downtown and the wrong way […]

Boy Scout saves Dad’s life

How 12-year-old West Michigan boy’s quick actions saved dad’s life While his dad spray-painted a friend’s bedroom, 12-year-old Jordyn Tyler put finishing touches on the hallway. Then, his dad started laughing uproariously. “I said, ‘What’s so funny?’ He didn’t answer. So I asked him again, and he didn’t answer.” With the bedroom sealed in protective […]

Pulled the Plug on MichiBlogger

While dealing with a virus infection on some of my sites a couple of days ago I decided to pull the plug on MichiBlogger.net. I started it up several years back but never had time to focus on Michigan news and events like I wanted. Though I don’t like pulling down content, I also don’t […]