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  1. Michigan county that's tourist mecca nixes planning groupRead the original story

    Sep 29, 2018 | WTOL-TV Toledo

    A Michigan county that's a popular tourist destination is losing its planning commission after local officials decided the group wasn't needed. The Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners voted recently to abolish the county's planning commission as of Nov. 1. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that the decision follows the board's study of what county planning services were needed.


  2. Free tours offered at Michigan's salmon collection sitesRead the original story

    Sep 13, 2018 | WTOL-TV Toledo

    Free tours are available this fall at three northern Michigan sites where crews collect Great Lakes salmon as the big fish migrate up rivers. The tours are offered at weirs on the Boardman River in Traverse City, the Little Manistee River in Manistee County and the Upper Platte River in Benzie County.


  3. Flotillas organized to protest Great Lakes oil pipelineRead the original story

    Sep 1, 2018 | WTOL-TV Toledo

    Kayaks, canoes and other watercraft will join a demonstration Saturday in the Straits of Mackinac, where a segment of Enbridge Inc.'s Line 5 runs beneath the channel linking Lakes Huron and Michigan. A related "Pipe Out Paddle Protest" is scheduled for Traverse City, where watercraft will float down the Boardman River and into Grand Traverse Bay. 1 comment

  4. News Minute: Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 11:45 a.m. EDTRead the original story

    Jun 8, 2017 | WTOL-TV Toledo

    Michigan State can't win enough football games this season to change the ugliness of the school's recent past. The Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal and lingering questions about the school's football and basketball programs have put the university under a bad spotlight.


  5. Michigan man sentenced to time served in stun gun caseRead the original story

    Aug 10, 2018 | WTOL-TV Toledo

    A 71-year-old man once charged with robbing three northern Michigan banks and convicted in an unrelated stun gun possession case won't face additional jail time. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports William Minore was sentenced Friday to the 597 days he served.


  6. School's water OK after testing for chemical contaminationRead the original story

    Jul 31, 2018 | WTOL-TV Toledo

    The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports the state Department of Environmental Quality tested Blair Elementary School's well for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, after a chemical plume was found nearby. Grand Traverse County Health Department Environmental Health Director Dan Thorell says samples were returned Monday with no sign of contamination.


  7. Man who faced robbery charges convicted in stun gun caseRead the original story

    Jul 19, 2018 | WTOL-TV Toledo

    A 71-year-old man who once was charged with robbing three northern Michigan banks has been convicted in an unrelated stun gun possession case. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports a Grand Traverse County jury on Wednesday found William Francis Minore guilty of two felony counts.


  8. New $25K reward offered in 2013 bicyclist hit-and-run deathRead the original story

    Jul 6, 2018 | WTOL-TV Toledo

    More reward money is being offered as authorities seek tips in the hit-and-run death of a bicyclist five years ago in Michigan's northwestern Lower Peninsula. The FBI announced Thursday a new $25,000 reward is being offered for information about the death of 29-year-old Kelly Ann Boyce.


  9. Michigan group's plan to house veteran falls throughRead the original story

    Jun 2, 2018 | WTOL-TV Toledo

    An Army veteran in the Traverse City area says he's homeless after a housing plan set up by a nonprofit group fell through. Dave Smiddy tells the Traverse City Record-Eagle that he thought he was moving to a house in Grand Traverse County's Garfield Township with the help of Veterans Housing USA.


  10. Traverse City approves needle exchange programRead the original story

    May 28, 2018 | WTOL-TV Toledo

    The Traverse City Record Eagle reports that Commissioner Michele Howard suggested the needle exchange to reduce the effects of an opioid crisis affecting the Grand Traverse County area. Pam Lynch, co-director of Harm Reduction Michigan, says the opioid epidemic has led to more use of injected drugs - and higher rates of hepatitis C infection.


  11. 70-year-old man charged in small town bank robberiesRead the original story

    Apr 10, 2018 | WTOL-TV Toledo

    A 70-year-old man is charged with robbing three banks in northern Michigan while distracting police with phony reports of crimes, including a school shooting. The robberies occurred in 2015 and 2016 in Empire and Lake Ann, small towns west of Traverse City.


  12. Memorial service planned for beloved Michigan airport dogRead the original story

    Jan 19, 2018 | WTOL-TV Toledo

    Friends and fans are bidding farewell to a speedy border collie that became an internet sensation for keeping a northern Michigan airport's runways free of critters. A memorial service for Piper is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at City Opera House in Traverse City.


  13. Michigan airport's goggle-wearing, wildlife-control dog diesRead the original story

    Jan 4, 2018 | WTOL-TV Toledo

    A dog that gained internet fame for chasing critters off a Michigan airport's runways has died after a yearlong fight with cancer. Piper was the wildlife-control dog at Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City.


  14. Crews recover missing kayaker from northern Michigan lakeRead the original story

    Dec 1, 2017 | WTOL-TV Toledo

    Authorities say they have found the body of man in a northern Michigan lake who was last seen over the weekend. Grand Traverse County sheriff's officials say deputies pulled the body of 46-year-old John Murray White of Traverse City from Lake Skegemog Friday morning after three days of searching.


  15. Crews search northern Michigan lake for missing manRead the original story

    Nov 29, 2017 | WTOL-TV Toledo

    The search resumed Wednesday for 46-year-old John Murray White of Traverse City at Lake Skegemog, including use of a helicopter. Crews spent Tuesday at the lake, where police say White's pickup truck was found near a boat launch and a kayak believed to be his was located on another part of the lake.


  16. Traverse City woman in submerged minivan had taken drugsRead the original story

    Nov 10, 2017 | WTOL-TV Toledo

    Northern Michigan police say a woman whose body was found in a submerged minivan tested positive for several opioids and other drugs. Traverse City police Capt.


  17. Crackdown targets trespassers at closed Michigan ski resortRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2017 | WTOL-TV Toledo

    Authorities say they plan to crack down on trespassers and vandals who have been causing damage at a shuttered northern Michigan ski resort. California developer Jeff Katofsky last year bought Sugar Loaf, northwest of Traverse City, and announced plans to turn it into a year-round high-end resort in the coming years.


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