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10 hrs ago | Washington Times

Another death in crash that followed car stunt

A 17-year-old high school football player has become the second person to die as a result of a crash that followed a car stunt in the northwestern Lower Peninsula.


Related Topix: Traverse City, MI, Empire, MI, Cedar, MI

10 hrs ago |

Teen passenger dies after receiving critical injuries in fatal Leelanau County crash

Drake Hendershot, 17, died after being hospitalized with critical injuries for nearly a week at Munson Medical Center, according to a hospital representative.


Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Cedar, MI

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Mich. Crash Scene Complicated by Crowd, Down Lines

A fatal crash scene was made even more complex for Traverse City firefighters as they dealt with down powerlines and a growing crowd.


Related Topix: Traverse City, MI, Cedar, MI, Family, Teenagers

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Road salt costs skyrocketing for road commissions this winter

We may still be thinking summer, but Michigan road crews are already thinking about winter and what could prove to be a costly one.


Related Topix: Kalkaska County, MI, Antrim County, MI

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WLNS-TV Lansing

Walmart Donation: South Central Michigan Food Bank Buys New Truck

The city's Human Resources Department is set to host the first-ever Lansing Job Fair next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Lansing Center.


Related Topix: Michigan State University, Lansing, MI

Mon Aug 25, 2014

California woman seriously injured in rear-end crash in Leelanau County

A California woman was seriously injured when her vehicle spun out of control and was rear-ended by a van in Leelanau County.


Fatal crash caused by attempt at 'roller coaster effect,' witnesses say

An early morning crash Saturday that left one dead and three others hospitalized was caused by the teen driver's attempt to "catch air" for a "roller coaster effect," according to witnesses.


Related Topix: Lake Leelanau, MI, Cedar, MI, Family, Teenagers

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Cedar man killed in car crash

A 31-year-old man from Cedar was killed Saturday morning after being involved in a car crash in Leelanau County.


Related Topix: Lake Leelanau, MI, Entertainment

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Drunk driver arrested after hitting deer in Leelanau County

A 23-year-old was arrested for drunk driving after she reported hitting a deer in Kasson Township on Thursday morning.


Related Topix: Maple City, MI

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight: Watch It Live Online

One of the year's most dazzling meteor showers peaks overnight tonight, and you can watch the shooting star display online if clouds or bright city lights ruin your view of the sky.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Man testifies former Northern Michigan prosecutor hired him for murder of attorney

A judge has ordered Clarence Gomery, a well-known northern Michigan defense attorney, bound over to circuit court on charges he solicited the murder of another Traverse City attorney.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Traverse City, MI

Sat Aug 09, 2014


Just Fyi, Huffing Hairspray And Driving Counts As a Dui

Oh, you crazy Michiganders! Is there nothing you can't think of to get your jollies? More insanity from the mitten state comes in the form of a woman arrested after getting high on cans of hairspray.


Related Topix: Autos

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Woman arrested for getting high on hairspray

A 22-year-old from Traverse City was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs on Thursday in Elmwood Township.