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FBI Releases Update On Suspicious Packages Left At AT&T Stores

The FBI has released an update on the suspicious packages left at two AT&T stores. They say on Thursday morning, two explosive devices were found at AT&T stores in Cheboygan and Sault Ste. Marie. The FBI states that police and bomb technicians from Michigan State Police and the FBI responded to the locations and rendered the devices safe. They say…

Portion of Sixth Street in Traverse City Closing For Construction

A portion of Sixth Street and a trail in Traverse City are closing for construction. They say Sixth Street from Division Street to Spruce Street will be closed beginning Monday, Sept. 20 for the installation of the third and final culvert for the Kids Creek Culvert Project. Currently, there are two culvert locations on Cedar Street and another on Sixth…

Gov. Whitmer Lowers Flags For Fallen Firefighters

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, Sept. 18, to honor the lives of firefighters who have died in the line of duty in 2020 and 2021, including those who have passed away due to the coronavirus. The flag honors will coincide with the Bureau of Fire Services Statewide Memorial on…

Missing Florida Girl’s Family Wants Information From Boyfriend

A desperate multi-state investigation is underway after 22-year-old Gabby Petito disappeared. Petito’s parents believe she was last seen in the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming while on a cross-country road trip with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie. On Aug. 12, police in Moab City, Utah were called to their van after they say the couple had a fight. Police talked…

FDA Meeting to Decide On Pfizer Vaccine Booster Shots

An FDA advisory committee will meet Friday to discuss whether to recommend booster shots of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine. President Biden says he hopes the agency will recommend the extra dose, especially for older adults. A recent Israeli study found a third shot significantly reduced the risk of severe illness, especially in people 60 and older. But in a medical journal…

In Speech, Biden Calls for Big Companies to Pay Higher Taxes

President Biden is blasting several Trump administration tax cuts and calling on large corporations to pay more. Biden said in a speech Thursday that it is time for big corporations and the super wealthy to start paying their fair share of taxes. Speaking from the White House, he said the nation is at an inflection point. Biden says decisions made…

Norte Parts Ways With Founder Ty Schmidt

Norte of Traverse City has announced a change in leadership. Norte’s Board of Directors says that the organization has parted ways with Ty Schmidt, the organization’s founder and original executive director. Norte had started in 2014 with a small neighborhood bike train led by Schmidt and his family, and since then, Norte has grown with an expanded mission and staff….

Traverse City DDA Holding Second Round of Front Street Discussions

Community members will be able to provide their input on downtown Traverse City’s reimagine East Front Street initiative. The Downtown Development Authority will host the second round of discussions Monday, Sept. 27 and Wednesday, Sept. 29. They’ll have three potential designs for East Front Street and for two-way streets through downtown. All in-person meetings are held in Minerva’s Boardroom in…

$1 Million Lawsuit Filed Against Mount Pleasant Public Schools

The father of a 7-year-old Mount Pleasant girl whose hair was cut by a teacher without her parent’s permission has filed a $1 million lawsuit against Mount Pleasant Public Schools, a librarian and a teacher’s assistant. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday at a Federal court in Grand Rapids and alleges that the girl’s constitutional rights were violated, along with racial…