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Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center’s 2021 Circle of Friends Annual Fundraiser Ends September 18

Since the onset of the pandemic, the number of reports of suspected child abuse and acts of violence in the home has increased at an alarming rate. This is why the Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center (TBCAC) is calling out for donations for their 2021 Circle of Friends Annual Fundraiser. “Your contribution will help protect vulnerable children from sexual abuse,…

TCAPS Student Struck by Pickup Truck While Crossing for Bus Stop

A 17-year-old male Traverse City Area Public Schools student was struck by a pickup truck Thursday morning while crossing a roadway to head to a bus stop. The Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office responded to the vehicle-pedestrian accident around 7 a.m. on Peninsula Drive near McKinley Road in Peninsula Township. The student was struck while crossing a roadway as a…

Body of Leelanau County Woman Found on West Grand Traverse Bay Beach

UPDATE: Detectives are hoping for help from the public as they continue the investigation into the body that was found Wednesday on the shores of West Grand Traverse Bay. The Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office identified the woman as Elaine Silva of Leelanau County, and say there was no evidence of trauma on her body. Detectives are now asking for…

Muskegon Heights Man Arrested in Manistee County for Drug Possession

Michigan State Police arrested a 19-year-old Muskegon Heights man in Manistee County Wednesday following an ongoing multi-agency investigation. Troopers stopped the man while driving on Merkey Road near US-31. During the stop, troopers say they found the man to be in possession of several narcotics, cash and a handgun. The man was arrested on an outstanding warrant for parole violation…

Gov. Whitmer Orders Flags to be Lowered to Half-Staff to Honor Former Gaylord Army Veteran

Governor Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags throughout the state of Michigan to be lowered to half-staff on Friday to honor the life and service of former Staff Sergeant Natalie Barajas of Gaylord. The flag honors will coincide with her funeral service. “Our state mourns the passing of former Staff Sergeant Natalie Barajas,” Governor Whitmer said in a statement….

White House, Pentagon Defend General Milley’s Call to China

President Biden and several top Pentagon officials are defending the nation’s top military officer after it was revealed he reached out to China in the final days of the Trump administration. The information became public in a new book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa. They say the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, General Mark Milley, reached out to reassure…

Gymnasts Testify On FBI Inaction Around Nassar Abuse

Four top level gymnasts delivered emotional testimony on Capitol Hill Wednesday detailing years of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar. Their testimony laid out years of inaction from the FBI after the abuse was initially reported. The gymnasts say they were not only hurt by Nassar but also by the system that was supposed to protect them. McKayla…

Pfizer & Moderna Push For COVID-19 Booster Shots

Pfizer and Moderna are making a major push for more COVID-19 booster shots, but the Food and Drug Administration hasn’t said they’re necessary yet. Pfizer claims their vaccine’s effectiveness drops after six months but goes back up to 95% after a third dose. So far, the FDA says the data shows the vaccine is still effective at stopping severe illness…

Northwestern Michigan College Students To Receive Fourth Round of Federal COVID Funds

Students at Northwestern Michigan College are getting their fourth round of funds from the federal covid-19 relief program. The college is disbursing money from the American Rescue Plan to students, now totaling $5.2 million since April 2020. Last year, NMC students received an average of $1,500 each. Average awards from September were more than $1,000 to each of the school’s…