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

    Tuesday Dec 16 | 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.

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

    Tuesday Dec 16 | 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.

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

    Monday Dec 15 | 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 ...

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

    Monday Dec 15 | 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."

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

    Friday Dec 12 | 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 ...

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

    Friday Dec 12 | 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.

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  7. Vaccine Waivers Harder to Get Under New RulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Patch.com

    The state is making it more difficult for parents to obtain immunization waivers for childhood diseases such as measles. Only three states have higher rates of vaccination waivers than Michigan, according to a new report from U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention that has state health officials worried about the spread of childhood illnesses that were at one time all but wiped out.

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  8. Driver hospitalized, ticketed for M-72 crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | UpNorthLive.com

    According to the Leelanau County Sheriff's Office, Stephen Nash, 33 of Traverse City, lost control on the slick roads. Nash then crossed the center line hitting oncoming driver David Plassman, 51. Nash was taken to Munson Medical Center for injuries unknown at this time.

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  9. Tosha Barbee and William Clyde Harris.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | WOODTV.com

    Leelanau County authorities say a pair who refer to themselves as "Bonnie and Clyde" are responsible for several home invasions that happened in the summer of 2012, a northwestern Michigan news outlet reports. William Clyde Harris, 34, was recently charged with home invasion, receiving and concealing a stolen firearm, being a felon in possession of firearm and being a fourth-offense habitual offender after he was found and arrested by Michigan Department of Corrections officials, according to WPBN.

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  10. Self-proclaimed 'Bonnie and Clyde' arrested for crime spreeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | UpNorthLive.com

    William Clyde Harris,34, was recently found by the Michigan Department of Corrections after he was wanted on a four count felony warrant. According to Leelanau County Sheriff's Office, William Clyde Harris,34, was recently found by the Michigan Department of Corrections after he was wanted on a four count felony warrant.

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  11. Traverse City disease outbreaks show threat of undervaccinationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | MLive.com

    ... more prone to serious complications than pertussis. Three more cases were confirmed this week in neighboring Leelanau County, involving people who had contact with the first two patients. Measles "is so contagious that if someone with measles went ...

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  12. Leelanau County woman arrested on 'superdrunk' chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | UpNorthLive.com

    A Leelanau County driver was arrested after deputies discovered her blood alcohol level was nearly four times the legal limit. The 31-year-old was pulled over by deputies Tuesday around 4 p.m. after another driver suspected she was drunk and called the sheriff's office.

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  13. Confirmed cases of measles now at 5 in Grand Traverse, Leelanau counties, health officials sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | MLive.com

    There are now five confirmed cases of measles in Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties, health officials reported Wednesday, Dec. 10. On Thursday, Dec. 4, the Grand Traverse County Health Department reported there were two adult cases in the county involving unimmunized people who recently had returned from the Philippines. The three new cases involve an adult and two children, all not immunized, from Leelanau County.

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  14. Measles spread across two countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | UpNorthLive.com

    ... days from the last case appearing in the school. Several people who were exposed to the Grand Traverse and Leelanau county cases and are not immunized are being actively monitored for development of symptoms, and will be isolated in their homes for ...

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  15. Bond posted by husband after wife allegedly stabs himRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | UpNorthLive.com

    A 49-year-old Maple City woman is out of jail after allegedly stabbing her husband in the stomach Sunday night. According to the Leelanau County Sheriff's Office, Nancy L. Heffernan was charged with attempted assault with a dangerous weapon.

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  16. Men hit by out-of-control vehicle after pulling their own out of ditchRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | MLive.com

    ... McGrath, who was standing on the road near the driver's door. That vehicle was partially in the road, Leelanau County sheriff's deputies said. The older McGrath suffered possible leg injuries, while the younger one suffered minor injuries. Both were ...

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  17. Traverse City woman arrested for abusing young boyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | UpNorthLive.com

    According to the Leelanau County Sheriff's Office, the Traverse City woman was watching two children that were relatives. One of the kids called 911 after the Traverse City woman was drinking, fallen, and couldn't get up.

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  18. Fire tax near Traverse City loses because of tieRead the original story

    Saturday Dec 6 | WSJV-TV South Bend

    ... opposed. The Traverse City Record-Eagle ( http://bit.ly/1yq6ZFv ) says the recount was performed Friday. Leelanau County Clerk Michelle Crocker says a tie means the millage is defeated. The first round of counting on Nov. 4 showed a tie, too. ...

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  19. Man tells police he made mistake after allegedly assaulting, chasing after womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | MLive.com

    A Northern Michigan man allegedly assaulted the mother of his children -- hitting her and pinning her down to a bed by her throat -- then later turned himself in to police because he said he wanted to take responsibility for his actions. The 30-year-old man was arrested Thursday night in Leelanau County at the Suttons Bay Township home where the alleged assault occurred.

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  20. Landmark wind turbine to be back in full operationRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 4 | WSJV-TV South Bend

    ... s says it's "a great opportunity to keep this historic unit in its current location as a landmark gateway to Leelanau County, while continuing to provide renewable energy.

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