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  1. Police seize cocaine, marijuana, firearms in Northern Michigan raidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | MLive.com

    After a lengthy investigation, police raided houses in Benzie and Leelanau counties and seized over 100 grams of cocaine, marijuana, guns and items used in drug distribution. The Traverse Narcotics Team, or TNT, had been investigating activity at a house in Leelanau County's Elmwood Township for a year, which led to information that drugs were also being sold from a house in Benzie County's Lake Ann.


  2. Suspects arrested in drug trafficking case after year long investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | UpNorthLive.com

    After a year of investigating authorities have cracked down on suspects allegedly involved in drug trafficking across multiple northern Michigan counties. According to the Traverse Narcotics Team, two homes located in Leelanau and Benzie counties were searched.


  3. Kent County begins new, required education sessions for parents who don't vaccinate kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | MLive.com

    ... is 1.8 percent. In Kent County, the vaccine waiver rate is 3 percent, far lower than in some counties. Leelanau County has the highest exemption rate - 20 percent. Sue Thoms covers health care for MLive/The Grand Rapids Press. Email her at ...


  4. Fleeing felon avoids taser but trips and falls after 'mini crime spree'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | MLive.com

    ... was going to warm up his truck before going to work, said the man fled after taking numerous compact discs. Leelanau County sheriff's deputies responded to the scene, at South Center Highway near Fouch Road, and discovered a vehicle that was stuck ...


  5. Competency exam canceled for former Winnetka teacher accused of abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | Chicago Tribune

    ... with Michigan's Center for Forensic Psychiatry, lawyer Michael Lewis said. Lewis said that according to a Leelanau County Sheriff's Department official present during the doctor's visit on Thursday, a hospice nurse treating Bricker in his Glen ...


  6. Road commissions prepare for heavy snowfall, wind and cold tempsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 8 | UpNorthLive.com

    ... road instead of at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 in the morning when the traffic level is lower," said Jim Johnson, the Leelanau County Engineer Manager. "During the night time we tend to focus on the more heavily traveled roads, state highways, the numbered ...


  7. ...Read MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 7 | C & G Newspapers

    ... measles outbreak. Soon afterward, three additional cases were reported - an adult and two children from Leelanau County who had contact with the two adults and were also not immunized. The once common disease had become a rarity in the United ...


  8. Owners need permit for Elmwood Township turbineRead the original story

    Dec 21, 2014 | Northern Michigan News

    The new owners of Michigan's first utility-grade wind turbine have been told they must obtain a zoning permit before it can begin operating again. Officials in Leelanau County's Elmwood Township had originally said Heritage Sustainable Energy LLC didn't need any permits for the 160-foot turbine wind turbine along highway M-72.


  9. ATV riders saved from icy Lake Michigan waters in Upper PeninsulaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 2 | MLive.com

    ... riday, Jan. 2 in Berrien County, deputies rescued a 13-year-old boy who fell into a frozen pond. On Dec. 24, Leelanau County deputies rescued a pair of Ohio men after they took a kayak onto thin ice in an attempt to retrieve a dead coyote.


  10. Men rescued from Leelanau County lake after trying to retrieve dead coyote from iceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 2 | MLive.com

    Two Ohio men were rescued from a Leelanau County lake after they took a kayak onto thin ice in attempt to retrieve a dead coyote. Deputies said the men, ages 35 and 60, were in a small kayak that broke through ice about 2 inches thick on northern Lake Leelanau, near North Manitou Trail and East Duck Lake Road in Leland Township.


  11. Men pulled from Leelanau County lake after trying to retrieve dead coyote from iceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 2 | MLive.com

    The men were about 200 yards out and in water 5 or 6 feet deep when family members on shore called 911.


  12. Photo: N/A, License: N/A, Created: 2013:07:20 20:45:37Read the original story

    Thursday Jan 1 | Suburban Weekly

    This fall, thanks to grants, budgeted funds, donations and volunteer efforts, the boroughs of Clarks Summit and Clarks Green are planting dozens of new trees but none of them will be staked. Four years ago, I was staying at Glen Lake in Leelanau County, Michigan.


  13. Bitter cold tonight with accumulating snow to start the New YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 31 | UpNorthLive.com

    ... snowbelts/higher terrain from Emmet County south towards Gaylord into the Kalkaska/Grayling area. Also from Leelanau County south along highway M-37 to Baldwin. The snowbelts of Upper Michigan will also see anywhere from 1-3" of snowfall. We are ...


  14. Female half of 'Bonnie & Clyde' duo sentenced in Northern MichiganRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 25, 2014 | MLive.com

    Half of a self-labeled "Bonnie & Clyde" duo who stole guns and jewelry during daylight home invasion burglaries in Northern Michigan years ago has been sentenced to prison. Tosha Leigh Barbee, 22, of Traverse City, received between 23 months and five years from Judge Thomas Power this week in Leelanau County Circuit Court after pleading guilty to second-degree attempted home invasion.


  15. Christmas tree vandalized, partridge leaves pear tree: Northern Michigan police reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | MLive.com

    'Tis the season ... . The Leelanau County Sheriff's Department's blog reports Christmas tree lights being vandalized, a partridge, apparently, hitting a car, and cat that urinated on a stove's electrical wiring.


  16. DNR rescued injured bald eagle found in Leelanau CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | UpNorthLive.com

    When you find an injured wild animal it's always important to call for help before you get too close. That's exactly what one man in Suttons Bay did Tuesday morning when he spotted an injured bald eagle in the bushes near his home.


  17. Michigan teen enters plea in fatal car stunt crashRead the original story

    Dec 15, 2014 | WSJV-TV South Bend

    ... entered his plea Monday in family court, but the judge has the option of sentencing him as an adult. Leelanau County authorities have said the teen ran a stop sign Aug. 23 in Centerville Township to lift the car off the ground. The car struck a ...


  18. Teen pleads guilty in 'roller coaster' crash that killed twoRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | MLive.com

    A Lake Leelanau teen has pleaded guilty to a crash that killed two people and left another teen seriously injured. Witnesses told authorities that Tyler LeVeque, then 16, drove a Nissan through a stop sign in Leelanau County's Centerville Township to maintain speed and experience a "roller coaster effect."


  19. Final Call For Fallen Deputy Grant WhitakerRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 | WLNS-TV Lansing

    ... call, an officer not respond, 'cause at that point you're not sure what happened," said Deputy Mike Bankey, Leelanau County Sheriff's Office. "That's what got me today I was good up until then usually it's the bagpipes but that last call. That tugs ...


  20. Report: 'Bonnie and Clyde' traded items stolen from Leelanau homes for drugs in FlintRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 | MLive.com

    A couple who claimed to be a modern-day 'Bonnie and Clyde' allegedly traded items they stole from homes in Leelanau County for drugs in Flint.