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Traverse City couple arrested on multiple drug charges
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A multi-week investigation ended with a Traverse City couple being arrested on multiple drug charges.
Jane Fonda to visit Traverse City for film festival
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Academy Award-winning actress Jane Fonda will be in Traverse City this summer to be presented an award at the film festival.
Teen airlifted after Fife Lake crash
FIFE LAKE — Emergency personnel airlifted a teen to a Grand Rapids hospital following a two-vehicle crash.Grand Traverse County sheriff’s deputies reported to the crash at about 1:28 p.m. Wednesday. Sheriff’s Capt. Randy Fewless said a 16-year-old Grawn girl was airlifted to Helen DeVos Children's H
Crowds gather in Traverse City to protest separation of families
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- Before President Trump signed the executive order, activists planned a vigil and march to protest the practice of separating children and their families. Despite the executive order, a large crowd still came out. Those in attendance say there’s still a lot
Police: Man demands alcohol, threatens with airsoft gun
A 19-year-old Grand Rapids man and a woman arrived at an East Front Street home early Wednesday morning. The man demanded the homeowner give him alcohol, but the homeowner refused, said Traverse City police Lt. Stephen Drzewiecki. The man proceeded to pull a red airsoft gun from his waistband and po
Dan Nielsen: Fear and loafing in Traverse City
Suddenly there was a terrible buzzing all around us and the air was full of what looked like giant bats, all darting and diving around the table. The biggest, most fearsome creature smashed onto my forearm and punched its massive snout into my skin. I reflexively slapped the horrible beast as a howl
EEOC sues business behind TC restaurant
The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court's Western Michigan District, details a former sous chef's accusations of routine harassment by Georgina's Taqueria owner and head chef Anthony Craig. The former employee claims Craig retaliated against her and later fired her when she complained about
What's Happening Outside: 06/21/2018
PIC1 The Split the Mitt two-day bike ride from Flint to Traverse City reaches town June 24 at the 31st Annual Cancer Prevention & Survivors Picnic at the Cowell Cancer Center from 2-4 p.m., and includes a wellness fair, kids' activities, yoga and more. The Steel Wheels will perform at 8 p.m. June 24
'Little tsunami' hits Traverse City shoreline
Scott Rozanski, meteorologist for the National Weather Service, said the term meteotsunami is new — and not commonly used in scientific circles — but it does accurately describe what happened: a rapid change in barometric pressure causing the displacement of water.
Mesick woman faces fentanyl-related charge
Erica Lynn St. John was charged with one count of possession of fentanyl, less than 25 grams, after an incident occurring on or about March 18, 2016, in Springville Township. If convicted, she faces up to four years in prison and/or $25,000 in fines. St. John is a co-defendant of Paul Wentworth and
Booze leads to pair of weekend arrests
Two men were arrested in the county following separate incidents involving alcohol over the weekend. Shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday, deputies responded to the Suttons Bay Beach on South Shore Drive in reference to a dispute among parties there. Deputies observed as vehicle leaving that area which the
"Anchor It" campaign aims to keep kids safe around furniture
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- According to statistics, about every three minutes a falling television or tipped furniture injures a child, sending them to the emergency room.
Bear Lake gymnasium getting a new look - Manistee News
BEAR LAKE — For decades the gymnasium located in the lower level at the Bear Lake Schools has been a focal point for athletic events, commencement ceremonies, band concerts and school assemblies.
Elderly woman with dementia missing from Antrim County home
ANTRIM COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- An elderly woman is missing from the Kewadin area and deputies are asking for help finding her.
Cedar woman dead after two-car crash
Traverse City police officers suspect Mabeth Hean Putnam, 88, of Northport, attempted to cross Division Street and continue driving east on 11th Street at about 1:22 p.m. A 66-year-old Suttons Bay woman drove a Chevrolet Trailblazer southbound that crashed into Putnam’s Toyota car and spun it into t
Two sent to hospital after crash on Division Street in Traverse City
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) --Division Street between 10th Street and 12th Street in Traverse City is shut down due to a crash.
Public Record 84th District Court
CADILLAC — The following are judgments from 84th District Court from April and May 2018:• John Andrew Dine, 51, of Hudsonville was ordered to pay $325 in fines and fees for a guilty plea to malicious destruction of personal property under $200 on April 3. He also was sentenced to one day in jail wit
No foul play in deaths of missing couple
HOUGHTON LAKE — Jeff Hurley and Alexandria Foust died because of hypothermia, Michigan State Police announced Tuesday.There was no foul play, but the missing couple had used drugs.
Cadillac man, Irons woman charged for part in attempted Diary Queen larceny
CADILLAC — A 43-year-old Cadillac man and the 29-year-old Irons woman associated with the attempted theft of a donation jar at a Cadillac business were both charged recently in 28th Circuit Court.Scott Patrick Yates stood mute to one count of possession of methamphetamine for his connection with an
Bear Lake water system project making good progress - Manistee News
It is all part of the new $4 million water supply system project that will upgrade wells, water mains, well houses and fire hydrants in the village, replacing an outdated system that was determined to have undersized water mains and unreliable wells, both at the end of their lifespan.