LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - When you take your pet to the vet, you expect a healthy and safe return, but for a Lansing family, the visit ended in heart break when they found their dog dead on the side of theget more >>
Mireles took his family dog to Comprehensive Animal Hospital for surgery with Dr. Agbonaget more >>
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – A pawn shop owner in south Lansing caught a thief on-camera stealing more than $2,000 worth of diamond jewelry from his store, while the thief's three accomplices kept the storeget more >>
Surveillance video catches a suspected thief stealing more than $2,000 worth of diamond jewelry from a Lansing pawn shopget more >>
JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is looking for information on a man they say stole several firearms and silencers. It happened on May 8 at the Schupback'sget more >>
They say after the store closed, a man came out of hiding and stole several firearms and silencersget more >>
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (WLNS) - Orion Donaldson moved to Oklahoma City just a few months ago from his hometown of Mason. Today, he's left facing the damage and destruction done just a few miles away in Mooreget more >>
Even though his roots are in mid-Michigan, he says he'll be heading to Moore this weekend to help clean up his new neighborsget more >>
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – The office of the Michigan attorney general has filed a lawsuit against a Lansing-based production company for failing to pay thousands of dollars in employee wages. Accordingget more >>
The Michigan attorney general's office has filed a lawsuit against a Lansing-based production company for failing to pay thousands of dollars in employee wagesget more >>
The Michigan Supreme Court says medical marijuana users aren't automatically breaking the law if they're caught driving after using the drug. The court on Tuesday unanimously overturned an appeals courtget more >>
Police must show medical marijuana users actually "under the influence"get more >>
Crime Stoppers of Mid-Michigan is asking for the public's help in one incident and locating two men wanted for felonies. On Thursday, March 7 around 11:30p.m., officers were dispatched to the 200 blockget more >>
If you have any information, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 517-483-STOPget more >>
Some 300 people in Jackson filed a petition, saying it was a plan that just wreaked and was plain dirty. And Tuesday city council made a clean move in terms of their trash removal. By a five to one vote,get more >>
Some 300 people in Jackson filed a petition, saying it was a plan that just wreaked and was plain dirty. get more >>
JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) - A 30-year-old woman could be in front of a judge Monday to face charges for the death of a man believed to be her boyfriend. Officials say the incident happened Saturday at anget more >>
Neighbors commented that the suspect and the victim had a noticeably abusive relationshipget more >>
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – More than 200 new jobs are coming to the General Motors Lansing Grand River Plant, the company announced on Monday. General Motors says the new jobs will be the result of a $44.5get more >>
GM says it plans to pump $44.5 million into building a new facility, leading to 200 additional jobsget more >>
Fred Heumann is a 28-Year Veteran of the business, working radio and television exclusively in Michigan during his radio and television career. The Sports Director at WLNS- TV since February , 2003.
Heumann started his second stint with a bang, breaking the story of the Detroit Lions' hiring of Head Coach Steve Mariucci on his first day on the job. Fred and his staff won an MAB Award for Program Excellence in 2005 for the "March To Glory" Pre-NCAA Tournament Special on MSU Basketball and in 2006 Fred won an MAB Award for Best Sportscast for the State of Michigan.
Heumann's first stint in Lansing was also at Channel 6 (then WJIM-TV) as a reporter and weekend anchor in 1980. Heumann cut his teeth here at TV 6 before moving on to WILX- TV in Jackson, WJR T- TV in Flint, then to the Detroit market in 1987 where he spent 17 years as a reporter and anchor at 3 different television stations and did work at 6 different radio stations.
His most extensive radio work came at Midwest Powerhouse WJR Radio in Detroit, where he served as the morning sportscaster on the Paul W. Smith Show, and Co-Hosted the popular nightly sports talk show "Sportswrap" for 3 years.
A native Detroiter (Rochester Adams High School Class of '75), Fred dove headfirst into broadcasting during his undergraduate days at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, where he did play-by-play of CMU Basketball, Football & Baseball while working at the campus radio station and on the CMU Sports Information staff.
A onetime scoreboard operator at Tiger Stadium (1979-1988), Fred is a devoted baseball fan who has won numerous award's for his reporting efforts in the Flint and Detroit Markets.
Heumann's experiences in the business have sent him to the 3 Rose Bowls, 4 NCAA Final Fours, 3 Super Bowls, 4 NBA Finals Series and 2 World Series' during his eventful career. Heumann continued his double-duty role back in Lansing, doing the nightly 6 & 11pm sportscasts for Channel 6, and hosting "The Heumann Touch" Radio Show on WQTX-FM. Heumann holds a bachelor of arts degree in broadcasting & journalism from CMU and currently resides in East Lansing. He is the father of two children (Melissa & Rob). He's also a proud grandfather at what Fred likes to say, "is a very young age for grandfatherhood."
Fred and his wife Tammy were married on Friday the 13th of July, 2007 in front of home plate at Oldsmobile Park following a Lansing Lugnuts' Midwest League Baseball Game, where all who witnessed agreed Fred hit a home run.
The father of two children (Melissa & Rob) he is a proud grandfather at what Fred likes to say is "a very young age for grandfatherhood." In his liesure time, Heumann enjoys golf, watching old movies and is an avid sports parapherailia collector, or as his wife claims "a collector of junk."
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