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Short-term rental group v. Traverse City
Are the wheels of progress purposely turning slow?. For more than two years, city officials in Traverse City have been debating whether to make changes to a 25-year-old ordinance that regulates home rentals. As written, the ordinance substantially restricts the ability of city homeowners to rent out
"Training Hotel" in works for hospitality, health care employees
LEELANAU COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A Traverse City-based organization is looking to create what they call a "Teaching Hotel." Foundations Workforce Solutions has a purchase agreement for a lot off M-22 near Cherry Bend Road.
Viking bowlers sweep league matches
TRAVERSE CITY — The Cadillac boys and girls bowling teams each won Greater Northwest Conference matches Saturday at Lucky Jack's. The boys beat Traverse City Central 23-7 after getting off to a slow start.
Online tools deployed to detect Great Lakes invasive species
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A program designed to keep policymakers up to speed on threats to the Great Lakes has created online tools to support early detection of exotic species.
Traverse City Firefighters to deliver free CO alarms to seniors
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Firefighters in Traverse City want to make sure more senior citizens are safe this holiday season. Traverse City Firefighters Local 646 has partnered with DeWeese Hardware to install carbon monoxide alarms to seniors in the city for free.
90 year old Michigan man brings Christmas to wife's nursing home as Santa
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) (12/16/18) - A 90-year-old Michigan man dressed up as Santa and brought Christmas to a local nursing home so his wife could celebrate the holidays. The Lansing State Journal reports that Don West sang carols as a guitarist strummed along during a holiday party at Golden Days II
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.
Fed up Michigan mom calls police on son for oversleeping
MICHIGAN (WTHR) — A Michigan mother was fed up with her son's oversleeping habits, so she called in for backup. Crystal Towns says her son, Zachary, spends a lot of time watching television and playing video games.
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
Police looking for fugitive suspect after car chase in Cadillac
CADILLAC — Police are still looking for a fugitive who led them on a chase through the City of Cadillac Friday night. At 7:55 p.m. Friday, Wexford County Sheriff's Office deputies were attempting to locate a known fugitive in the Cadillac area when a vehicle associated with that subject was observed
Festival of Trains brings joy to the holiday season
LEELANAU COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- The 2018 Festival of Trains is being held 12/15/2018 through 12/30/2018 at the Historic Carnegie Library, 322 Sixth St. Traverse City, MI 49684.
Country Christmas Concludes With Final Train Stops This Weekend
North Pole Express arrives Friday 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday at 11 am, 6 pm. Fulton Township Supervisor Denise Rossman and husband Dan watched as the North Pole Express, otherwise known as the mighty Pere Marquette 1225, steamed into the annual festive Ashley Country Christmas with precious cargo las
Hospital plans expansion of opioid use disorder treatment
Munson Medical Center receives three-year, $1.5 million federal grant TRAVERSE CITY — Munson Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Services plans to expand efforts to combat opioid addiction and overdoses […]
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
New restaurant coming to Grand Rapids after Georgina’s Fusion Cuisine closes
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Georgina’s Fusion Cuisine, a restaurant on the Wealthy Street corridor that served a hybrid of Latin and Asian dishes, has closed, its owner announced Wednesday.
What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
For many, going out on the town is the only way to rig in the New Year. Champagne at midnight, party favors, music, maybe even fireworks. So where to go and what exactly to do? We gathered some unique options from across the region.
Adoption options: Finding your new 'furry friend'
NORTHERN MICHIGAN (WPBN/WGTU) -- Looking for a new best friend? Well, the animals below are looking for you too! Every Friday we will feature some very special dogs and cats that might steal your heart!
Was LaMelo Ball at a Michigan basketball game?
The relevance of the Ball family has mellowed out since its not-so-humble beginnings. Nonetheless, there’s still one more amateur in the family to enter college basketball and he’s widely believed to be the best of the bunch.
TC West knocks off Cadillac
CADILLAC — From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows. This is what they call running the gamut from one game to the next. One game after knocking off league favorite Traverse City Central, Cadillac dropped a 64-53 decision to previously-winless Traverse City West Thursday night in Big North Co
Cadillac Junction case continues after conference Friday
CADILLAC — Lawyers and parties to the Cadillac Junction lawsuit met in judge's chambers for over an hour Friday afternoon. What were they talking about? Nobody would say precisely. The case was on Judge William Fagerman's Wexford County circuit court docket as a "status/settlement conference."