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'Hitting them in their pocketbook'

TRAVERSE CITY - Opioid addiction has turned into a deadly crisis, and Traverse City could sue makers and distributors of prescription painkiller drugs many contend kicked off its spread. City commissioners on Monday will decide whether to retain attorneys with Weitz & Luxenberg, Sam Bernstein Law Fi

TRAVERSE CITY RECORD-EAGLE - 2018-03-19 10:00:00

Police: Bagpiper attacked amid weekend festivities

TRAVERSE CITY - Police won't pursue criminal charges against a suspect after a St. Patrick's Day bagpiper was struck in the head and left with multiple injuries outside Union Street Station. Traverse City police Chief Jeff O'Brien said a 47-year-old bagpiper on Friday afternoon was struck by another

TRAVERSE CITY RECORD-EAGLE - 2018-03-19 17:22:19

Michigan State Police honor local teenager

TRAVERSE CITY - A local teenager will receive an award from Gov. Rick Snyder for promoting traffic safety and developing a campaign warning about the dangers of distracted driving. The Michigan State Police Office of Highway Safety Planning on Monday announced that Madison Hertel, a senior at Traver

TRAVERSE CITY RECORD-EAGLE - 2018-03-19 20:43:24

U.S. Coast Guard crews prepare for opening of Soo Locks

The Mighty Mackinaw makes its way up the St. Marys River breaking up the ice in preparations for the Soo Locks opening. The Soo Locks are scheduled to open March 25. (Photo Courtesy: Lt. Charlie Kelly) CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Crews from both the U.S. Coast Guard Great Lakes and U.S. C

UPNORTHLIVE.COM - 2018-03-20 04:39:51

News From 110 Years Ago: 03/19/2018

n WILLIAM HOOLIHAN Co. has real sleigh values. While the sleighing season is sometimes short, but always pleasant, make it even more so. We have cutters, carriages, harnesses, robes, whips and blankets. See us at 135 State Street. n CITY BUILDING lot to be given away April 20 at W.R. Foote's Grocery

TRAVERSE CITY RECORD-EAGLE - 2018-03-19 14:00:00

Hole in pipe caused Grandview trouble

TRAVERSE CITY - Closed lanes on Grandview Parkway should be open soon after work crews fix a void beneath the pavement. City employees suspect dirt eroded into that hole, creating the void and causing a hole to form in the center of Grandview Parkway above, said Art Krueger, Traverse City Department

TRAVERSE CITY RECORD-EAGLE - 2018-03-19 21:07:13

Remembering a Northern Michigan cowboy

Beauford. Don't ask me to explain the significance of that word, because I can't. All I know is that in the years before my friend Brian Beyer died, he told me that he always planned on writing a book so people wouldn't forget him, and that is what he was going to call it. He never got around to wri


'A sudden, vicious attack'

TRAVERSE CITY - Tears streamed down Dallas David Walker's face after he was convicted of second-degree murder, a verdict that could send him to prison for the rest of his life. Silence fell over the crowded courtroom Friday afternoon as Walker, 24, of Traverse City, was found guilty in the brutal ki


Body of man found in bag in mid-Michigan identified

SEVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a body found in a large plastic bag in mid-Michigan was that of a northern Michigan man. They say a hospital and the Michigan State Police latent print division helped identify 67-year-old Robert Jack Counterman Jr. on Tuesday. His last known address wa


Police: Argument leads to stabbing

TRAVERSE CITY - Pizza with a friend landed one man in a clinic and another in jail after police said an argument prompted one to stab the other. Traverse City police went to the Munson Community Health Center on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. after a man, whose age wasn't immediately available, came there wi


Crews swap the deck aboard tall ship Manitou

Record-Eagle photos/Tessa LightyBrett Derr carefully pours pitch, a tar meant to seal the wooden deck, onto the new boards of the Tall Ship Manitou. The boat is currently wintered at Harbor West Yacht Club in Traverse City. The deck needs to be redone every 20 years and the crew has been working sin

TRAVERSE CITY RECORD-EAGLE - 2018-03-18 12:00:00

Floating a new treatment: Laser for vitreous floaters

TRAVERSE CITY - Donna Griffin had cataract surgery and an astigmatism fixed downstate. She was told her vision would be much clearer after the procedure ... and it was. "That lasted for about a year," Griffin said. After moving to Traverse City, Griffin said she visited the Cedar Run Eye Center for

TRAVERSE CITY RECORD-EAGLE - 2018-03-18 14:00:00

Signs use sensors to better warn about road conditions

CHEBOYGAN, Mich. (AP) - Some sensor-equipped warning signs in parts of Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula are advising motorists of when they should take extra care due to road conditions. The Michigan Department of Transportation 's North Region in recent years has installed so-called active warni

HOMETOWNSTATIONS.COM - 2018-03-18 16:47:00

Forum: The ultimate solution to gun violence

Our society faces two problems with gun violence: too many people and too many guns. If we don't solve the second problem, we eventually might not need to solve the first. Two popular, ineffectual, illogical and impractical solutions are impending efforts to even discuss the only real solution. The


Great weekend to get outside

Plenty of sunshine this weekend. Sunny today with highs climbing into the middle 30s in the Upper Peninsula and in the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula. From around Bellaire to Alpena southward, highs will reach the 40s. Nice day to get outside. Light wind from the west 5-15 mph. Tonight will be


Green lines Traverse City streets for St. Patrick's Day parade

The Ancient Order of Hibernians hosted the Traverse City St. Patrick's Day Parade for the 40th consecutive year on Saturday. GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Thousands of green-wearing people covered downtown Traverse City on Saturday afternoon to watch the 40th Annual St. Patrick's Day


Food in Brief: 03/17/2018

'Hangover' brunch TRAVERSE CITY - The 123 Speakeasy will host a Recovery Brunch from 12 - 3 p.m. on March 18 at 123 West Front St. A special menu will feature Irish-breakfast food, bloody Marys, Irish coffee and mimosas. The first 50 guests receive a complimentary "Recovery Kit" gift bag. Reservatio


Boyne City Police reports Feb. 26 - March 4

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 424 Investigate domestic violence complaint that had occurred on earlier date in the 300 block of E Division. 1104 Assist EMS in the 700 block of Vogel St 1456 Citation issued for speed on Boyne Av in the school zone. 1508 Concerns expressed over the welfare of an elde


Jury: Walker guilty of second-degree murder

TRAVERSE CITY - Jurors took more than eight hours to reach a verdict in a recent murder trial. Silence filled a crowded courtroom on Friday afternoon as Dallas David Walker, 24, of Traverse City, was found guilty of second-degree murder in the brutal killing of his neighbor, Christopher Allan Kleeha


Suspect in Antrim County shooting charged

ANTRIM COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A man accused of shooting two people, killing one of them, in Antrim County was formally charged Wednesday. Robert Gerring, 29 from Mancelona, was arraigned on nine charges stemming from a shooting Saturday afternoon. According to Michigan State Police, Gerring b