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  1. Idea to create sprawling park scuttled; other work plannedRead the original story

    Feb 12, 2015 | WJRT

    An idea to create a sprawling park next to Hickory Hills Ski Area in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula has been scuttled. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports Grand Traverse County's Garfield Township this week approved an effort to apply for a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant to purchase 82 acres of land next to the ski area.


  2. Ex-prosecutor pleads guilty in murder plot against lawyerRead the original story

    Feb 7, 2015 | WJRT

    Clarence Gomery appeared in court Friday in Grand Traverse County and admitted offering money to a man to kill Chris Cooke. He says his life was "falling apart" at the time.


  3. Dialing 911 100 times finally gets man a response: arrestRead the original story

    Feb 6, 2015 | WJRT

    Authorities say a Michigan man confessed he was drunk and bored when he called 911 more than 100 times in the span of about a month. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports the 25-year-old from the Grand Traverse County community of Kingsley in northern Michigan was arrested Thursday evening at his mobile home.


  4. Authorities: $11,000 in $2 bills helps crack theft caseRead the original story

    Feb 4, 2015 | WJRT

    Authorities say the discovery of about $11,000 in $2 bills in a man's van helped them crack a stolen collectibles case. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports a September traffic stop prompted a Grand Traverse County sheriff's investigation after authorities found 40-year-old Justin Alan Napier with boxes of $2 bills, coins, watches and jewelry.


  5. Traverse City to conduct study on proposed fishing pierRead the original story

    Feb 2, 2015 | WJRT

    A feasibility study will be conducted to determine whether there would be anything for anglers to catch at a proposed fishing pier in Traverse City. City commissioners voted Monday to go forward with a preliminary design for the 500-foot-long structure at the mouth of the Boardman River.


  6. Authorities: Men snowplowed driveways before breaking inRead the original story

    Jan 29, 2015 | WJRT

    Authorities say two men snowplowed driveways at homes in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula before they broke into them and took guns, electronics, furniture and even a stuffed bobcat. Kalkaska County Undersheriff Abe DeVol says investigators linked the suspects to 25 break-ins between December and last week.


  7. Traverse City fishing pier could cost nearly $9 millionRead the original story

    Jan 28, 2015 | WJRT

    The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports city officials recently got the plans back from consultants. Construction of the pier would cost $5.3 million, plus more than $3 million for beach improvements and public access connections to the rest of the waterfront and downtown Traverse City.


  8. Hagerty Introduces New Market Rating To Measure Strength Of The Classic Car MarketRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | WJRT

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  9. Boy who brought loaded gun to Michigan school faces sentenceRead the original story

    Jan 22, 2015 | WJRT

    An 11-year-old boy who brought a loaded gun to his northern Michigan school is returning to court for a sentence. The boy was in fifth grade in September when another student at Kingsley Middle School told a teacher about the weapon.


  10. Death of woman in river in Kalkaska area ruled accidentalRead the original story

    Jan 16, 2015 | WJRT

    Authorities say the death of a woman whose body was found in northern Michigan's Boardman River has been ruled accidental. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports Constance "Connie" Snyder of Kalkaska had a blood alcohol level of 0.21 percent when she died in October.


  11. Northwestern Michigan College faculty consider unionizingRead the original story

    Jan 16, 2015 | WJRT

    The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports the Michigan Education Association filed a request last month with the state's Employment Relations Commission to become the exclusive bargaining representative for full-time faculty at the school. The union says at least 30 percent of the college's roughly 100 full-time faculty members were on board.


  12. Man soaked after lake plunge found by Traverse City brothersRead the original story

    Jan 10, 2015 | WJRT

    Two brothers getting rid of the family Christmas tree in northern Michigan rescued a man who was disoriented by extreme weather and drove his pickup truck into a lake. Gary Ferrari's truck fell through ice at Boardman Lake.


  13. Judge rejects entrapment in case against lawyerRead the original story

    Dec 23, 2014 | WJRT

    A judge has rejected claims of entrapment in the case of an attorney accused of trying to have another lawyer killed in the Traverse City area. Grand Traverse County investigators secretly recorded conversations between Clarence Gomery and a man who says he was offered $20,000 to kill attorney Christopher Cooke.


  14. Missing woman's body found in river in Kalkaska areaRead the original story

    Dec 23, 2014 | WJRT

    A body found in northern Michigan's Boardman River has been identified as a 28-year-old woman missing since October. Kalkaska Police Chief Kevin Rohn says the area had been checked many times by Snyder's friends and other searchers.


  15. Grand Traverse County cleans up illegal dump sitesRead the original story

    Dec 5, 2014 | WJRT

    About 200 volunteers have cleared about 55 illegal dump sites off public land in Grand Traverse County ahead of winter. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that the work dropped the county from its place atop a list of Michigan counties with the most illegal dump sites.


  16. Boy in school gun case due in N. Michigan courtRead the original story

    Nov 18, 2014 | WJRT

    A fifth-grader accused of bringing a loaded gun to school in northern Michigan is returning to court with a plea deal on the table. The boy is charged with three crimes.


  17. MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | WJRT

    Grand Traverse County Health Department says it's dealing with 161 probable cases of whooping cough. Reports say at least 12 students have been diagnosed with whopping cough at Grand Traverse Academy.


  18. Traverse City school closes amid whooping coughRead the original story

    Nov 11, 2014 | WJRT reports the Grand Traverse County Health Department said there were 10 confirmed cases of the illness at the Grand Traverse Academy as of Monday. It says another 83 cases were considered probable.


  19. Traverse City school to close for a week due to outbreak of whooping coughRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | WJRT

    A school in Traverse City is shutting its doors for the week to try to contain an outbreak of whooping cough. So far, there are 10 confirmed cases of the illness - also know as pertussis - at Grand Traverse Academy.


  20. Fungal disease detected in Leelanau County treesRead the original story

    Nov 8, 2014 | WJRT

    The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports Saturday experts confirmed that oak wilt has appeared in the northwestern Lower Peninsula county for the first time. Kama Ross is the district forester for conservation districts in Leelanau, Grand Traverse and Benzie counties.


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