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Person of the Week: Emma and Erin Prosser
This week’s Person of the Week is a pair of women from Grayling who recently graduated from the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy. Twin sisters Erin and Emma Prosser are the first set of twin sisters to both attend and graduate from the academy.
Michigan sheriff tried to avoid arrest: 'Jesus Christ, I'm a sheriff'
KALKASKA, Mich. (AP) - A TV station says a mid-Michigan sheriff who pleaded guilty to driving while impaired asked a deputy not to arrest him. WJRT obtained the police report and video of the Nov. 16 arrest of Midland County Sheriff Scott Stephenson. He was suspected of drunken driving after leaving
Grayling residents updated on PFAS levels in their water
CRAWFORD COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the National Guard hosted a public meeting Tuesday night to update Grayling residents recent PFAS test results..
Northern Michigan man sentenced for role in murder in Kalkaska county
KALKASKA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A northern Michigan man will spend decades in prison after being sentenced for his involvement in the murder of Broderick Ward. Jason Morgan was sentenced Monday to 23 and a half to 80 years in prison after pleading guilty to armed robbery in November. He was g
Trowbridge family seeks closure from shooting
LAKE CITY — Two years ago, life changed irrevocably for Benjamin Trowbridge and for his wife Libby and their 12-year-old daughter Charlotte. Trowbridge, who turns 33 next week, was shot through both legs on opening day of hunting season of 2016 while working in a Christmas tree field near Moorestown
Ogemaw Heights wrestlers host quad meet
The Ogemaw Heights wrestling team hosted Grayling, Kalkaska and Traverse City West for a quad meet Dec. 12. Please keep comments on topic and appropriate for all ages. Remember that people of all ages read our website. Those that are not appropriate will be removed. Please read our full community gu
The Ski Resort’s Secret Cemetery
Why were two soldiers buried in a hidden cemetery at Hanson Hills?. Atop a windswept hill west of downtown Grayling, an American flag stiffens in the breeze and stands as a lonely sentinel above perhaps the smallest military cemetery in the nation. Here, two Michigan soldiers lie for eternity.
Gale-force winds push big freighters to seek shelter on Great Lakes
GAYLORD, MI - Gale-force winds are forecast to whip up some big waves across the northern Great Lakes today. Marine-tracking websites are showing some of the big freighters are already seeking shelter, lining up behind places like Whitefish Point in Lake Superior.
Man busted for deer hunting on Michigan prison property
MARQUETTE, MI - A hunter illegally shooting deer was nabbed in a spot where you’d have to think there would be lots of extra scrutiny: a state prison property. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources last month received a complaint about a man who had trespassed and shot a buck on prison proper
Michigan woman dies after being crushed by her own vehicle at Indiana tollbooth
HAMMOND, Ind. - A Michigan woman who was crushed by her own vehicle at a tollbooth along the Indiana Toll Road has died from her injuries. State Police say 40-year-old Luciana Ortiz of Otsego, Michigan, died Wednesday, four days after she was injured after dropping her debit card while trying to pay
Unclaimed Winning $3.73M Jackpot In Michigan
MICHIGAN — Christmas has come a little early for a lucky Michigan Lottery player who won a $3.73 million Lotto 47 jackpot. The winning ticket matched all six Lotto 47 numbers drawn Saturday: 01-02-07-08-11-26. The winning ticket was bought at the Sunoco gas station, located at 763 South Michigan Ave
There’s A Restaurant In This 110-Year-Old Stable In Michigan And You’ll Want To Visit
When you’re in the mood to immerse yourself in a bit of history while indulging in a fantastic meal, we’ve got just the place for you. Michigan offers all sorts of historic destinations, but there’s one long-standing building that now houses a truly delightful restaurant and brewpub. Round up a few
Michigan Lottery: Winning Lotto 47 ticket worth $3.73M unclaimed
LANSING, Mich. - Christmas came a little early for a lucky Michigan Lottery player who won a $3.73 million Lotto 47 jackpot. The winning ticket matched all six Lotto 47 numbers drawn Saturday: 01-02-07-08-11-26. The winning ticket was bought at the Sunoco gas station, located at 763 South Michigan A
Body of missing Lansing Township man found in southwest Michigan
LANSING TWP. - Police have recovered the body of a Lansing Township man who went missing more than a year ago. Jerome Deshaun Ezell, 27, was last seen on the morning of Nov. 7, 2017. His sport-utility vehicle was found later that day near Fairview Park in the Groesbeck Neighborhood, with his 5-month
Michigan knife-maker wins Discovery Channel competition
YALE, Mich. - A Yale resident won a competition on the Discovery Channel show “Master of Arms.” Michael Morris, who owns Morris Knives, crafted the winning weapon, a replica of the U.S. Navy’s Elgin Cutlass Pistol, a bizarre 19th century hybrid sword and single-shot pistol.
UPDATE: Michigan woman dies after being crushed at Indiana tollbooth
(WJBK) - HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) -- A Michigan woman who was crushed by her own vehicle at a tollbooth along the Indiana Toll Road has died from her injuries. State Police say 40-year-old Luciana Ortiz of Otsego, Michigan, died Wednesday, four days after she was injured after dropping her debit card whil
Could the answer to stemming the opioid crisis be this Michigan pharmacy's pain cream?
DETROIT — This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that the opioid crisis has reached another catastrophic level with more deaths being linked to fentanyl than heroin , and the numbers are rising across the country.
Michigan State Police to station two troopers permanently in Manistee County
MANISTEE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Two Michigan State Police troopers will now permanently stationed in Manistee County. State police previously had a Manistee post with more than a dozen trooper but it closed in 2008.
Houghton Lake man arrested on domestic assault, felony firearm charges
A man was arrested on multiple charges after a Michigan State Police Trooper responded to a domestic assault. The trooper was sent to a home in Roscommon Township on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
Midland County Sheriff Sentenced In Drunk Driving Case
Midland County Sheriff Scott Stephenson was sentenced Thursday in a drunk driving case in Kalkaska County. He agreed to plead guilty to a reduced charge of impaired driving. Stephenson will serve a year’s probation and pay 600 dollars in fines. He’ll attend an alcohol education course and submit to