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FDA Considers Stricter Regulations On Tanning Beds

With spring break almost here, local tanning salons are becoming hot spots. But the government wants to make sure tanning bed users know what they're getting themselves into. A recent study done by the World Health Organization says tanning beds increase the risk of getting skin cancer by 75 percent when tanning begins before age 30. Now the Food and…

New Bus Route Connects Wexford County to Traverse City

A new bus route is connecting Wexford County to Traverse City. The Cadillac Wexford Transit Authority's (CWTA) new stop is in Buckley. Connecting the communities was part of the Grand Vision project. The ride from Cadillac to Traverse City by bus can take up to two hours. However, the Transit Authority says it's an important link for many people to…

Feil To Retire, Proud Of 5 Years With TCAPS

After five years, the superintendent for Traverse City Area Public schools is retiring. Jim Feil plans to retire from TCAPS at the end of this school year. Feil has worked in public education for 30 years, and at the University of Michigan for 10 years. While at TCAPS, he says he's proud of his fight for early childhood education and…

H1N1: A Deadly After Effect

To date, 43 states have reported a widespread outbreak of H1N1. Catching it can mean anything from a few days in bed to a few weeks in the ICU. As Shainna Ziegler reports in Healthy Living, for some, there can be long-term effects.

The Day on 9&10 News at 11

Just as millions head to tanning beds to prepare for spring break, the Food and Drug Administration will be debating how to toughen warnings that those sunlamps pose a cancer risk. Yes, sunburns are particularly dangerous. But there's increasing scientific consensus that there's no such thing as a safe tan, either. The 'Pure Michigan' advertising campaign could miss out on…

Police and Airport Leaders Happy with Response to Plane Incident

Federal officials are keeping quiet about what happened on a flight coming into Traverse City that had a report of suspicious activity on board. It's a story 9&10 News has been following closely. The United Express plane taxied to a secluded area where officers evacuated passengers and detained one of the passengers, a 28-year-old California man. Police later told reporters…

Budget Scaled Back For ‘Pure Michigan’ Campaign

The 'Pure Michigan' advertising campaign could miss out on some summer advertising unless the state finds a new way to fund the campaign. Last year's budget was $30 million. This year, the state budgeted less than $6 million for the campaign. Hotel owners in both Petoskey and Mackinaw City are worried over the cuts. Both areas say they've noticed results…

Business Thriving at Local Ski Resorts

Ski resorts throughout Northern Michigan opened for the season a little over a month ago. Now they're saying business is thriving out on the slopes. Managers at these ski resorts say there may be several reasons for this year's busy season. Alex Jokich and photojournalist Stephanie Adkins have more from Caberfae Peaks and Crystal Mountain Resort.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March

Central Michigan University's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week kicked off today. More then 550 students, faculty and staff members took part in today's Dr. King CommUNITY March and Peace Vigil. Participants marched throughout CMU's campus and downtown Mt. Pleasant where they stopped at the Town Center to hear speakers and celebrate the day. One of the week's organizers says…

Nine Hospitalized After Two-Vehicle Crash in Isabella County

A total of nine people were taken to the hospital after a pick-up truck ran a stop sign and smashed into a van on N. Mission Road at E. Weidman Road in Isabella Township in Isabella County. It happened just before noon today when police say the truck's driver got distracted by a G.P.S. unit. Eight passengers in the van…