Caroline Klapp

Grand Traverse Co. Man Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Crimes

A man accused of offering a teen money in exchange for sexual acts pleaded not guilty to the crimes. Court documents show Douglas Cavitch gave a 16-year-old girl a cell phone in May, and began sending her extremely explicit messages. Eventually offering her $500 in exchange for sexual acts and nude photos. Cavitch is now charged with prostitution, engaging services…

Wellston Drivers Cautious of Roads, Prepare for Winter Weather

Drivers Manistee County’s Wellston say they are already avoiding the roads with more messy weather on the way. And that the biggest problem is the freezing drizzle right now, even forcing some to pulled over. While M-55 doesn’t have a ton of snow on the road, back roads are covered and that’s where people need to be the most careful….

Otsego Co. Man Headed to Prison For Fraudulent Handling of Money

A Vanderbilt man will spend more than seven years in prison after admitting to swindling investors out of nearly $1 million. Larry Westby stole the money from people investing in his business called LMW Incorporated. It’s run out of Indianapolis and purportedly sells respiratory therapy treatments to doctors. Prosecutors say in 2010, Westby began telling investors that he wanted to…

Roscommon Co. Deputies Warn Public of Car Break-Ins

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office has a warning for the public involving valuables in vehicles. The sheriff’s office says it received multiple complaints of people breaking car windows to steal purses and wallets. The sheriff says people should never leave their purses, wallets or other valuables inside their vehicle.

Warm Feet & Full Hearts: TCAPS Sock Drive Continues

“Socks is something that every student needs. And they need a lot of them throughout the year.” The TCAPS sock drive is almost into its final week, but there is still time to donate. Winter weather is here, which can lead to some major problems for students unable to afford necessities like a warm pair of socks. The STEP Program…

Munson Medical Center Traverse City Opens New Inpatient Oncology Unit

Munson Medical Center is helping ease patients’ fears with some of the comforts of home, during what could be the most difficult time in their lives. The inpatient oncology unit was in need of some upgrades and after several months of hard work the unit is ready. There will now be 24 beds; 22 will be private rooms. Each room…

Grand Traverse Co. Man Facing Charges After 2-Month-Old Found With Bruises, Fractures

Neil Brown from Kingsley was arrested Friday in Bay City and he is being driven back to the Grand Traverse County jail. The sheriff’s office says their investigation started back on November 28. The investigation started after the child’s mother took him for his two month checkup where the doctor noticed swelling, bruises and several fractures. “It’s a tragedy, it’s…

Rehabilitation Apartment Opens in Kingsley for Brain, Spinal Cord Patients

A ribbon cutting ceremony marked the opening of a new rehabilitation center in the Kingsley area. The Lighthouse Neurological Rehabilitation Center opened the doors of its new transitional living apartment complex Friday. It offers 12 apartments designed for brain and spinal cord injury survivors. So, they’re outfitted with devices to help with everyday things as they recover. The director says…

Michigan Prisons Now Required to Allow Hiring of Felons

The bill allowing prisons to hire felons is now law with Governor Snyder’s signature. The bill requires the Michigan Department of Corrections to have a policy that allows the hiring of felons. Before this, state law prevented those convicted of felonies from working in the agency. A background check and written approval from the department’s director is also required. The…

Manistee Man, Woman Accused of Having, Dealing Cocaine

A man and woman from Manistee are facing drug charges, accused of having and possibly dealing cocaine. Eddie Scott and Alexis Burton are both charged with possession with intent to deliver. It started in September when Manistee police were called to a home on River Street. That’s when the SSCENT drug team got involved. They searched the home and found…