Top Headlines: Abused Puppy Gets A New Home and More

Each week, right here on, we’ll take a look back at 9 or 10 of the top headlines of the week. Here’s what happened this holiday week.

1. Puppy Thrown Off Bridge Adopted by Police Officer Who Saved Her

It’s a happy ending for the puppy that two people threw off a bridge in Sault Ste. Marie, police said. The puppy, now named Clove, was adopted by the city police officer that rescued her. In other developments, the two suspects were formally charged this week, too. Read more

2. Pardoned Turkey’s Name Revealed, And It’s A Good One

Mitch E. Gander was named the winner before Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pardoned the bird. We asked you for suggestions on our Facebook page, too, and you can still comment with a fun idea if you’d like. Read more

3. 5 Things You Might Not Know About Thanksgiving

We put together a list of fun facts about Thanksgiving just for your reading pleasure. Enjoy! Read more

4. Man Stabs His Own Brother After Argument, Troopers Say

Not everyone was in a holiday mood this week. Mt. Pleasant Post troopers announced charges in a case that they say involves a man stabbing his brother after an argument. Read more

5. Mid-November Lake-Effect Snow Explained

What a weird month. First, a week or so of warm days, then a week of snow. Our weather experts break down why we got all that snow. Read more

6. 6 Months After Tornado, Gaylord Still Recovering

As we head into the winter months and colder weather, rebuilding continues in Gaylord six months after a tornado killed two people and destroyed many homes and businesses. Read more

7. Colorado Shooting Hits ‘Close to Home’ For Some in Northern Michigan

The shooting in Colorado last weekend that left five dead and dozens injured is being felt in Northern Michigan. UpNorth Pride Secretary and Advocacy Chair Anna Dituri says she was shocked when she heard the news Sunday. Read more

8. Manistee Man Charged with Murder in Suspicious Death Investigation

A suspicious death investigation in Manistee is now being called a homicide. The suspect, 58-year-old Jeffrey Rogers, was arrested and charged with murder. Read more

9. Arkansas Couple Arrested in Manistee for Stealing Hundreds of Items

Troopers say the couple came to Michigan on Nov. 5 in a stolen car. Soon after, storage units and businesses in Manistee, Traverse City, Cadillac and Ludington started reporting items being stolen. Read more

10. Eight Miniature Horses Safe From Barn Fire in Chippewa County

A fire Tuesday afternoon in Chippewa County destroyed a barn and damaged part of the house next to it. There were eight miniature horses in the barn, but they were saved. Read more